UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 2nd August 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 27th July to Saturday 1st August 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 seven new entrys, three re-entries, ten climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Humanoid – “Stakker Humanoid” We kick off with a new entry…or should that be re-entry? Remember this song from November 1988? Well, it’s back and so are Humanoid for another try.
39. Prefab Sprout – “If You Don’t Love Me” Prefab Sprout do return with something new and the second new track from their greatest hits album that follows “The Sound Of Crying”.
38. Acen – “Trip II The Moon” Acen are new to the top 40. This is the chart debut of DJ and producer Syed Ahsen Razvi who is UK based and it follows his debut release, “Close Your Eyes”, earlier this year.
37. Simply Red – “Your Mirror” Just three weeks of looking in the mirror for Simply Red this time with the fifth single from their album, “Stars”, as it goes down seventeen places.
36. Siouxsie and The Banshees – “Face To Face” Also going down are Siouxsie and The Banshees, who have also been on the chart for three weeks and drop eight places.
35. DJ Carl Cox – “Does It Feel Good To You?” DJ Carl Cox is back for a second go at a top 40 hit with this track, which is a new entry this week. It’s the follow up to “I Want You (Forever)”.
34. Dannii Minogue – “Show You The Way To Go” Dannii Minogue made her chart return this time last week and it was with this cover of a Jackson 5 song, one of two on the chart. But seven days on, she falls five places.
33. Marillion – “No One Can” Marillion were also new on seven days ago with this re-issue of their single from last year and it goes down also in week two by seven places.
32. Sunscreem – “Love U More” Sunscreem drop eight places with their very first top 40 charting single, which has been with us for three weeks now.
31. Elton John and Eric Clapton – “Runaway Train” Going the other way with their new entry from last week are chart veterans Elton John and Eric Clapton, who climb six places.
30. Betty Boo – “Let Me Take You There” Betty Boo is back! She has a new album coming very soon called “Boomania” and this is the first single from it, which puts her back in the top 40 for the first time in over a year and a half!
29. Right Said Fred – “Those Simple Things” Former chart toppers Right Said Fred were hoping for an advancement on this song and a fourth top ten hit, but they won’t get that with the song moving absolutely nowhere at all.
28. Dina Carroll – “Ain’t No Man” Former Quartz vocalist Dina Carroll leaves the top twenty this week with her first solo hit single, which goes down ten places.
27. Madness – “My Girl” The Madness boys are back with a third helping of classic Madness with this new entry. The song reached the top three at the beginning of 1980, so can they at least replicate that twelve years later…?
26. Mariah Carey – “I’ll Be There” Here comes the other Jackson 5 hit, this one is sung by Mariah Carey and she goes down eleven places this week with Michael from the Jackson’s to come a bit later on.
25. Shabba Ranks – “Mr. Loverman” Shabba Ranks gains a new entry on his own this week. We first met him when he ‘duetted’ with Scritti Politti last year and then with Maxi Priest.
24. The Brand New Heavies – “Don’t Let It Go To Your Head” It’s a good second week for The Brand New Heavies with their second top 40 hit, which climbs seven places in seven days.
23. Queensryche – “Silent Lucidity” We do have a genuine chart re-entry this week from US heavy metal band Queensryche, who bring their top twenty hit from 1990 back to the UK chart, five places lower than it peaked previously…
22. Nirvana – “Lithium” Fellow American rockers Nirvana leave that section of the chart this week as they drop eleven places from number eleven to here!
21. Erasure – “ABBA-esque” (EP) The four ABBA songs done Erasure style topped the chart for five weeks and left the top ten for the first time seven days ago. They leave the upper half of the chart this week, down nine places.
20. Genesis – “Jesus He Knows Me” Genesis are on the up again for a second week, they move into the top twenty, up three places, with the latest single from “We Can’t Dance”.
19. Sophie B. Hawkins – “Damn, Wish I Was Your Lover” Coming the other way is Sophie B. Hawkins with her debut single, which peaked last week and falls back five places this.
18. Jose Carreras and Sarah Brightman – “Friends For Life” Still climbing after five weeks on the chart are Jose Carreras and Sarah Brightman with this year’s official Olympic Games theme, which enters the upper half of the chart, up three places.
17. Kris Kross – “Warm It Up” Having jumped into the top twenty this time last week, Kris Kross were hoping to jump into the top ten. But the follow up to “Jump”, jumps back one place in week three.
16. Urban Hype – “A Trip To Trumpton” Coming out of the top ten are producers Urban Hype with their dance remix of the Trumpton theme, which goes down eight places.
15. Prince – “Sexy MF” And they are followed by Prince and his New Power Generation who exit with their brand new song, which falls six places.
14. Felix – “Don’t You Want Me?” British producer Francis Wright calls himself Felix and this is his debut single, which makes an impressive debut with this high new entry.
13. Roxette – “How Do You Do?” Last week’s highest new entry came from Roxette with brand new music and they enjoy a joyride of being four places higher than where they came in seven days ago.
12. Jon Secada – “Just Another Day” Vocalist and songwriter Jon Secada made his debut on the UK top 40 last week and enjoys an even better second week, as with a climb of fifteen places, he is this week’s highest!
11. Michael Jackson – “Who Is It?” Michael Jackson stepped into the top ten last week with this latest offering from his “Dangerous” album, but steps out a week later, down one place.
10. Enya – “Book Of Days” Enya is back in the UK top ten, for only the second time so far in her career. Her song from the film ‘Far And Away’ climbs nine places. She was last this far in 1988 with “Orinoco Flow”.
9. Roy Orbison – “i Drove All Night” Roy Orbison has been driving for the past five weeks to reach his peak with the original recording of this song, which goes down two places this week.
8. Smart E’s – “Sesame’s Treet” The Smart E’s drop four places with their ‘take’ on the popular American children’s TV series theme. They’ve been top ten for five weeks now.
7. The Shamen – “LSI” LSI stands for love, sex, intelligence. That’s the title of The Shamen‘s newest recording but it slips back one place from where they ascended this time last week.
6. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Achy Breaky Heart” Knocking them all out of the way is Billy Ray Cyrus, who was last week’s monstrous high climber and he moves into the UK top ten for the very first time, up seven places.
5. Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Cabelle – “Barcelona” Jose and Sarah have the official theme of the Barcelona Olympics in the chart but what about this?! This week’s highest new entry sees Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Cabelle return to the chart nearly five years after this song peaked at No.8 at Christmas 1987!
4. Was Not Was – “Shake Your Head” Climbing yet higher are Was Not Was with their biggest UK hit to date, which is up just one place this week, with actress Kim Basinger as well!
3. Madonna – “This Used To Be My Playground” Madonna‘s latest recording put her in the top three for the first time since early 1991 last week, but she stays there for a second week as a non-mover.
2. Jimmy Nail – “Ain’t No Doubt” And we have a new number one as Jimmy Nail manages three weeks on top, but drops back one place, denied a whole month there.
1. Snap – “Rhythm Is A Dancer” Moving up one are Snap, having held second place for two weeks now, Turbo B and his new singer Niki Harris take pole position and Turbo’s second here, his first was “The Power” back in March 1990. But can they make it a second week on top, or will Was Not Was, Freddie and Montserrat or Billy Ray topple them? There’s only one way to find out…
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