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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 5th July 1992

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 5th July 1992

So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Bruno Brookes broadcast from 4pm-7pm with data from the GALLUP computer based on record sales from Monday 29th June to Saturday 4th July 1992.

This is how the charts USED to look with new entries, climbers and non-movers, all based solely on record purchases.
This week, thirty years ago, there were fourteen new entrys, five climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Bump – “I’m Rushing”
There is a ‘bumper’ crop of new entries this week and we kick off with Bump, who are UK producers Marc Auerbach and Steve Travell, with this, their debut single!

39. Praga Khan – “Rave Alert”
Praga Khan did that earlier this year with their top twenty hit “Injected With A Poison”. The group fronted by Maurice Engelen are back with a second helping this week.

38. DJ Seduction – “Come On”
DJ Seduction is better known as John Kalkan and he turned up earlier this year with “Live Together”. He too is back with a second top 40 entry.

37. Del Amitri – “Be My Downfall”
This next new entry is the second single from the second studio album from Del Amitri and it follows “Always The Last To Know” into the top 40.

36. TLC – “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg”
Taking a break from the newcomers we find TLC falling seventeen places with their very first single release after four weeks with us.

35. Urban Shakedown – “Some Justice”
It’s three weeks for Urban Shakedown with their debut single, which is down twelve places as they make way for some more new entries.

34. Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – “Do Re Me So Far So Good”
Also going down are Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine with their new entry from last week as it tumbles twelve places also.

33. Iron Maiden – “From Here To Eternity”
British rockers Iron Maiden are back with a second helping of their new album, “Fear Of The Dark”, although this one comes in much lower than “Be Quick Or Be Dead” did two months ago.

32. Sonic Youth – “100%”
Sonic Youth are an American band that formed in 1983 and have so far released five albums and a number of singles, none of which have charted here. Until today that is…The lead single from their current album, “Dirty”, finally makes it’s UK debut for the band.

31. Kris Kross – “Jump”
Teen pairing of Chris Kelly and Chris Smith have been jumping up and down in the top 40 for seven weeks with their very first single, but with a drop of fourteen places, it could be their last…

30. Messiah – “Temple Of Dreams”
Swiss death metal band Messiah made a move into the upper half of the UK chart this time last week, but seven days on and they drop back ten places.

29. Jose Carreras and Sarah Brightman – “Friends For Life”
There’s a UK singles chart debut next for opera singer Jose Carreras who teams up with UK opera star Sarah Brightman, who was last in the top 40 back in 1987, with this song that is the official anthem for this year’s Olympic Games.

28. Sinitta – “Shame Shame Shame”
Sinitta is back in the top thirty for the first time in two and a half years as her cover of this Shirley and Company hit goes up three places.

27. Wet Wet Wet – “Lip Service”
The Wets are back this week with a new entry and the fourth single to come from their most recent album “High On A Happy Vibe”, which also features one of this year’s number ones.

26. The B-52’s – “Good Stuff”
Not good stuff for The B-52’s this week as they go down five places with their brand new track and missing out on the top twenty.

25. Tori Amos – “Crucify”
Coming out of the top twenty is Tori Amos this week with her biggest UK chart hit so far as she falls ten places after three weeks climbing ever higher.

24. Dina Carroll – “Ain’t No Man”
Last year, singer Dina Carroll finally made it to the top 40, having tried for a hit since 1985, with dance duo Quartz. She does it in her own right this week with a brand new song she has co-written herself.

23. Elton John – “The One”
Elton John stays at No.2 on the album chart with his album “The One” while the title track goes down nine places on the singles chart.

22. Joe Cocker – “Unchain My Heart”
Joe Cocker has had two top thirty hit singles this year and he adds a third to that with this week’s highest climber, up fifteen places!

21. The Orb – “Blue Room”
While The Orb leave their blue room and the upper half of the chart with this edit of a much longer original that goes down ten places.

20. Was Not Was – “Shake Your Head”
Was Not Was come back to the UK top 40 for the first time in two years this week and they are joined by actress Kim Basinger for this one!

19. Def Leppard – “Make Love Like A Man”
Meanwhile, Def Leppard are going down seven places with the second single from their current album, “Adrenalize”, after only one week of going up.

18. Take That – “It Only Takes A Minute”
Boy band Take That have been resident in the top ten for five weeks with this cover, their first to get that far. The song goes down nine places and out this week.

17. Sophie B. Hawkins – “Damn, Wish I Was Your Lover”
American singer and songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins made her UK chart debut last week with her debut single and makes good in her second week with a climb of ten places.

16. Altern 8 – “Hypnotic St-8”
Not so good for Altern 8 with their new entry from last week, which is a non-mover staying right where it came in.

15. Roy Orbison – “I Drove All Night”
Cyndi Lauper’s version of this song got to No.7 back in 1989 but it was Roy Orbison who first recorded it two years earlier. He goes up eleven places this week with it.

14. George Michael – “Too Funky”
Leaving the top ten after a month there is George Michael with his brand new song but with no sign yet of a new album being recorded. “Too Funky” is down six places.

13. U2 – “Even Better Than The Real Thing”
U2’s “Even Better Than The Real Thing” drops completely out of the top 40 this week but in its place comes “Even Better Than The Real Thing” – the remix, which justifies this new entry!

12. KWS – “Please Don’t Go”
The former number one from KWS leaves the top ten this week after ten whole weeks there as it falls five places and now with three months on the top 40.

11. Urban Hype – “A Trip To Trumpton”
Children’s TV shows are the theme of two of our highest new entries this week. Firstly the 70’s animation Trumpton comes under the spotlight for producers Urban Hype as they bring the theme into the 90’s with a bang!

10. Diana Ross – “One Shining Moment”
Diana Ross gained a second UK top ten hit in six months last week with this song but seven days later, she remains as a non-mover.

9. Nick Berry – “Heartbeat”
Nick Berry‘s heart still beats in the top ten for a fifth week but the title song of his new TV drama series is down five places.

8. Electronic – “Disappointed”
Tennant, Marr and Sumner aka Electronic will be very disappointed as their highest new entry from last week actually goes down two places in week two!

7. Utah Saints – “Something Good”
Also down two places are the Utah Saints with their heavily sampled Kate Bush track as they leave the top five with their best selling single to date.

6. Snap – “Rhythm Is A Dancer”
Snap are back in the UK top ten for the first time in more than a year with a new album on the way, the lead single from that album climbs seven places.

5. Jimmy Nail – “Ain’t No Doubt”
Actor Jimmy Nail, one of the stars of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet is also a singer and he reached the top three back in 1985 with his version of “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore“. He’s currently starring in the new TV series Spender and he makes his chart return with this brand new track and a big chart return.

4. Richard Marx – “Hazard”
It has taken an impressive nine weeks for Richard Marx‘s latest single to reach its peak and it looks like that has been achieved as his tenth week on the UK top 40 sees the song go down one place.

3. Smart E’s – “Sesame’s Treet”
We’ve heard from Trumpton now its across the pond to children’s TV show Sesame Street that this week’s highest new entry comes to us courtesy of UK producers Smart E’s who are Christopher Howell, Tom Orton and Nick Arnold. Can you tell us how to get there?(!)

2. Mariah Carey – “I’ll Be There”
No change for a second week in the number two spot for Mariah Carey and her highest placed single yet here in the UK.

1. Erasure – “ABBA-esque” (EP)
And there is no change for a fifth week on top as Vince and Andy remain Britain’s best selling single with their EP of reworked ABBA songs in the Erasure style. That’s two back to back number one’s that have both now achieved five weeks on top, but can they go one further and claim a sixth, or will Smart E’s, Jimmy Nail, Snap or someone else put a ‘stop’ to their reign? There’s only one way to find out…

Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!

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