UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 9th 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 3rd to Saturday 8th 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 ten new entrys, eight climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. Dina Carroll – “Ain’t No Man” The first solo top 40 hit for singer Dina Carroll survives a sixth week on the chart as it drops twelve places and nearly out.
39. Nirvana – “Lithium” The latest offering from Nirvana spends just four weeks in the top 40 this time as it plummets seventeen places on its month anniversary.
38. DJ Carl Cox – “Does It Feel Good To You?” And there’s no good news for DJ Carl Cox with his latest single, which came on to the chart this time last week and falls three places.
37. Erasure – “ABBA-esque” (EP) Erasure‘s collection of four ABBA songs topped the chart for five weeks and spends it tenth week among us dropping sixteen places.
36. Right Said Fred – “Those Simple Things” Right Said Fred have achieved three top five hits out of their first three released, but number four fares much worse as it goes down seven places, having been a non-mover ever since it arrived.
35. Prince – “Sexy MF” The latest recording from Prince and his New Power Generation goes down a whole twenty places this week as he prepares to release a new album this Autumn.
34. Faith No More – “A Small Victory” Let’s take a break and have something new for a change. America band Faith No More claim a small victory this week with our first new entry.
33. Prefab Sprout – “If You Don’t Love Me” Good news for Prefab Sprout with the second new song from them this year. It was a new entry last week and rises up six places in week two.
32. Madness – “My Girl” The re-issue of Madness’ former top ten hit from 1981 returned to the top 40 last week after eleven years away, but there will be no top ten return as the song falls five places.
31. Urban Hype – “A Trip To Trumpton” Urban Hype have been taking a trip to Trumpton for the past six weeks, but their journey to that children’s favourite comes to an end with a fall of fifteen places.
30. Kris Kross – “Warm It Up” The second single from Kris Kross hasn’t done as well as the first and missed the top ten but quite a few places. It goes down thirteen places this week.
29. Jose Carreras and Sarah Brightman – “Friends For Life” The official anthem of this year’s Olympic Games from Jose Carreras and Sarah Brightman has been on the chart fro six weeks and drops eleven places this week. But it could go back up again…it has before.
28. Sophie B. Hawkins – “Damn, Wish I Was Your Lover” The debut single from Sophie B. Hawkins has been in the top twenty for five weeks now, but she leaves it, falling nine places.
27. Cud – “Purple Love Balloon” Time for another new entry and it comes from British band Cud with the follow up to their very first top 40 hit, “Rich and Strange” earlier this year.
26. Genesis – “Jesus He Knows Me” Jesus many know all about Genesis but he offers no help at all this week as the band leave the upper half of the chart, down six places.
25. Thunder – “Low Life In High Places” British rock band Thunder come crashing back into the chart this week with something new. The first taste of their upcoming second studio album, which is out later this month.
24. Paul Weller – “Uh Huh Oh Yea” Paul Weller was part of The Jam and he was one half of The Style Council back in the 1980’s. We’ve not seen him for a few years but he’s back with his first solo chart hit which is taken from his very first solo album that is out now.
23. Shabba Ranks – “Mr. Loverman” Shabba Ranks has only previously achieved top 40 hit singles with other people but he came onto the chart last week all on his own with this song, which climbs two places.
22. 2 Unlimited – “Magic Friend” Ray and Anita of 2 Unlimited get a new entry this week with their fourth single to date. The three others made the top ten so will this make it four in a row…?
21. Betty Boo – “Let Me Take You There” Betty Boo wants to take you there with her brand new single and her album coming out next month. We are falling for it as she is this week’s highest climber, up nine places!
20. Michael Jackson – “Who Is It?” Michael Jackson wants to know who is it and he’s been all over the top twenty to find the answer. This week he falls nine places.
19. The Wedding Present – “Boing” Welcome to August and welcome back to The Wedding Present with single number eight of their planned twelve releases of 1992 which gives them another top twenty new entry!
18. Queensryche – “Silent Lucidity” Queensryche brought this song back to the UK top 40 last week for the second time in two years and improve on its already best ever chart placing here with a climb of five places.
17. Undercover – “Baker Street” Gerry Rafferty’s number one smash from 1978 returns to the chart this week courtesy of new cover versions band, Undercover. The song is released on Pete Waterman’s PWL International label and it gives the group their very first chart hit.
16. Take That – “I Found Heaven” One group who experienced chart success earlier this year were Take That with their first top ten hit. Can they make it two in a row with this new entry…?
15. Smart E’s – “Sesame’s Treet” The Smart E’s leave the top ten this week, where they’ve been for all of their last five weeks and their tribute to the American children’s series is down seven places.
14. Roxette – “How Do You Do?” …ask Roxette with the lead single from their upcoming new album, which is out in three weeks time, but sadly the song drops back one place on the singles chart this week.
13. The Shamen – “LSI” Dropping out of the top ten are The Shamen with their latest offering which will feature on a new album they have coming next month. For now though, the song falls six places.
12. Roy Orbison – “I Drove All Night” Roy Orbison drove all night with his original recording of this song into the top ten but he reverses out and back three places this week.
11. Enya – “Book Of Days” Also reversing out of the top ten after one week there is Enya with her biggest hit in four years, which slips one place. This is the third single from here most recent album, “Shepherd Moons”.
10. The Smiths – “This Charming Man” We’ve heard a lot from Morrissey since he made his solo debut at the very beginning of 1988, now he’s back with his band The Smiths for a new greatest hits collection. This song was originally a top thirty hit in 1983 so with this new entry, the band better that by miles.
9. Felix – “Don’t You Want Me?” Producer Felix came onto the chart for the very first time last week with this dance anthem that’s already number one on the dance chart. On the singles chart, he climbs five places.
8. Jon Secada – “Just Another Day” Gloria Estefan’s mate Jon Secada was last week’s highest climber with his own very first single and he moves into the top ten this week, up four places.
7. Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson – “The Best Things I Life Are Free” With her brother down at No.20, Janet Jackson bags this week’s highest new entry along with Luther Vandross, which puts her back in the top ten for the first time in two years and for the very first time ever for Luther!
6. Madonna – “This Used To Be My Playground” Madonna is down three places this week, out of the top three with her song from the film ‘A League Of Their Own’, which she also appears in.
5. Was Not Was – “Shake Your Head” Was Not Was shake their heads this week as their biggest ever UK chart hit slips back one place and back to where they were two weeks ago.
4. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Achy Breaky Heart” Don’t tell Billy Ray Cyrus‘ heart that his first UK chart hit is up two this week…I just don’t think he would understand!
3. Jimmy Nail – “Ain’t No Doubt” And don’t tell Jimmy Nail that his former number one is down one more chart position as he registers six weeks in the top five.
2. Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Cabelle – “Barcelona” Last week’s highest new entry was from Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Cabelle with this 1987 song that came in higher than it peaked back then. The duo take their unofficial Olympic Games anthem up three places, but can they win gold next week…?
1. Snap – “Rhythm Is A Dancer” For a second week running it is Snap who are Britain’s number one song and they are serious about it, just as they were back in 1990 with “The Power”. But can they make it three in a row or will Freddie and Montserrat, Billy Ray or someone else stop them? There’s only one way to find out…
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