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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 16th August 1992

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 16th 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 10th to Saturday 15th 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 eleven new entrys, twelve climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Queensryche – “Silent Lucidity”
American band Queensryche have fared much better second time round with this song, but after three weeks in the top 40 this time, the song drops heavily by twenty two places.

39. Tori Amos – “Silent All These Years”
Fellow American singer Tori Amos is enjoying success here in the UK now with two top 40 hits to her name. This is number three and it is our first new entry this week.

38. Genesis – “Jesus He Knows Me”
How well do Genesis know Jesus? Well, he took them in to the top twenty with this song and it dropped out seven days ago and goes down twelve this week.

37. Sophie B. Hawkins – “Damn, Wish I Was Your Lover”
American singer Sophie B. Hawkins has done pretty well with her debut single here. After eight weeks on the chart, she’s still about and down nine places this week.

36. Wilson Phillips – “Give It Up”
Lots of music from the States this week on the UK top 40 and here come another trio, Wilson Phillips, with a new entry with the follow up to “You Won’t See Me Cry”.


35. Prefab Sprout – “If You Don’t Love Me”
Prefab Sprout say they will know if you don’t love them, and with a drop of two places, it looks as if they won’t be too happy with you!

34. Junior Giscombe – “Then Came You”
Junior Giscombe is so far best known for his work with Kim Wilde back in the late 80’s. He produced her hit “Another Step (Closer To You)”, now he’s back on his own and gets his first top 40 solo entry since “Too Late” back in 1982!

33. Hypergogo – “High”
Dance producers Hypergogo hail from Colchester in Essex. They’ve been pumping out club classics for a couple of years now, but this week they go commercial with this new entry.

32. Michael Jackson – “Who Is It?”
Michael Jackson survives a fifth week on the UK top 40 with the latest cut from the “Dangerous” album. The song goes down twelve places.

31. Ugly Kid Joe – “Neighbor”
Ugly Kid Joe hated everything about you earlier this year, so let’s hope they have forgiven us all with this new entry with its follow up…!


30. Lionel Richie – “My Destiny”
Lionel Richie is back with a second taster of his new greatest hits album. He wanted you to “Do It To Me” earlier this year and now his destiny gets him a new entry.

29. Faith No More – “A Small Victory”
US band Faith No More had a small victory last week when this song arrived as a new entry. That victory turns into a bigger one as the song goes up five places.

28. Bobby Brown – “Humpin’ Around”
Here’s a man we’ve not seen for some time, Bobby Brown! He’s back with a new entry, new music, a new sound and a new album on the way!

27. Smart E’s – “Sesame’s Treet”
The Smart E’s are the only ones left with a children’s TV theme on the chart this week as they leave the top twenty, down twelve places.

26. Shabba Ranks – “Mr. Loverman”
Shabba Ranks. Shabba. Is Mr. loverman, or so he thinks. HIs first solo UK top 40 charting single misses the top twenty and drops back three places this week.

25. Enya – “Book Of Days”
Enya‘s first top ten hit for four years dropped out last week and takes a big fall of fourteen places in her fourth week on the top 40.

24. Roy Orbison and kd Lang – “Crying”
The late Roy Orbison has two songs on the chart this week. This one is something of a re-recording with additional vocals from Canadian singer kd Lang from 1987, the same year Roy recorded his other song on the chart.

23. Annie Lennox – “Walking On Broken Glass”
Back for a third helping of “Diva” is Annie Lennox as she gains a new entry with the third single to come from her debut solo album.


22. Thunder – “Low Life In High Places”
American rock band Thunder rocked back to the UK chart last week with this brand new song and rise like lightning in their second week, up three places.

21. Roy Orbison – “I Drove All Night”
Here comes Roy again with his other song on the chart, which is down nine places and clocks up two whole months in the top 40 with the original recording of this song.

20. Roxette – “How Do You Do?”
Per and Marie of Roxette go down six places this week, remaining in the upper half of the top 40, where they came in a month ago.

19. The Shamen – “LSI”
The Shamen have been top twenty for all six weeks since they entered with this new track, the first to come from a new album that’s now finished. This week they also go down six places.

18. Paul Weller – “Uh Huh Oh Yea”
Former Jams and Style Council member Paul Weller turned up on the chart last week with his very first solo hit and seven days on, he goes up six places!

17. Take That – “I Found Heaven”
Boy band Take That found heaven last week with a second top twenty entry this year, but seven days later for them and its not so much heaven as the song drops one place.

16. Kylie Minogue – “What Kind Of Fool?”
After four years of hits, Kylie Minogue has a best of coming out soon and it features three new songs, one of which gives her a new entry this week, her third of this year.

15. Betty Boo – “Let Me Take You There”
Betty Boo‘s brand new track was last week’s highest climber and she goes up a further six places to put her back in the top twenty for the first time since the Summer of 1990.

14. KWS – “Rock Your Baby”
This week’s highest new entry comes from KWS, back with the follow up to their five week chart topper “Please Don’t Go” and this one is a cover of a George McCrae number one from 1974. Can they do it again and for a second time this year…?

13. Madonna – “This Used To Be My Playground”
The top ten used to me Madonna‘s playground, but with a fall of seven places, she’s out with the track that comes from the movie which she also co-stars in.

12. 2 Unlimited – “Magic Friend”
2 Unlimited have a great second week with their fourth single, which is up ten places and they will be hoping for a fourth top ten hit this time next week.

11. Jose Carreras and Sarah Brightman – “Friends For Life”
Jose Carreras and Sarah Brightman have been yoyo-ing up and down the top 40 for some weeks now with their official Olympic games song and this week is no exception as a boost of eighteen places makes them the highest climber and a new peak for this song!

10. Was Not Was – “Shake Your Head”
Was Not Was and actress Kim Basinger all go down five places this week with their biggest UK hit to date and her first.

9. Undercover – “Baker Street”
The latest version of Gerry Rafferty‘s former number one came onto the chart courtesy of Undercover last week and they show every sign of wanting to at least equal that as they go up eight places.

8. The Smiths – “This Charming Man”
The re-issue of The Smiths former 1983 single continues to improve on its already best chart placing with a climb of two this week.

7. Jimmy Nail – “Ain’t No Doubt”
Meanwhile, the former number one from Jimmy Nail is down four places as he leaves the top five, where he came in seven weeks ago.

6. Felix – “Don’t You Want Me?”
DJ and producer Felix moves up three places with his very first chart hit, the song remains number one on the dance chart this week.

5. Jon Secada – “Just Another Day”
Just another day for Jon Secada is moving into the UK top five with his debut single as it goes up three more places.

4. Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson – “The Best Things In Life Are Free”
While the best things continue to happen to last week’s highest new entry from Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson as they also go top five with a climb of three places.


3. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Achy Breaky Heart”
The global sensation that is Billy Ray Cyrus is on the up again too, just one for him, as he edges near to the very top.

2. Freddie Mercury and Monserrat Cabelle – “Barcelona”
The second Olympic themed song on the chart this week is the re-issued 1987 hit from Freddie Mercury and Monserrat Cabelle and they remain Silver medal winners with a non-mover this week.

1. Snap – “Rhythm Is A Dancer”
Taking Gold for a third week running are Snap, who remain the UK’s biggest seller. “The Power” was number one for two weeks in 1990, so they’ve bettered themselves with this song. But can they make it a fourth, or will Billy Ray, Luther and Janet, Jon, or someone else topple them? 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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