UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 30th 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 24th to Saturday 29th 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, one re-entry, ten climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. The Christians – “What’s In A Word?”
There are a number of chart comeback’s this week and we kick off with The Christians with our first new entry, which brings them back to the top 40 for the first time in two years.
39. Tori Amos – “Silent All These Years”
Tori Amos’ third UK chart hit this year made its entry three weeks ago and went up thirteen places, seven days ago. Seven days later, she’s down thirteen places and back to where she started!
38. Freddie Jackson – “Me And Mrs Jones”
Our second new entry is another chart comeback from American singer Freddie Jackson, who hasn’t been seen this high since “Have You Ever Loved Somebody?” back in 1987.
37. Ugly Kid Joe – “Neighbor”
Ugly Kid Joe have been banging on about their neighbour for three weeks now but do so less noisily in week three as the song goes down nine places.
36. Boyz II Men – “End Of The Road”
A chart debut is next and it comes from this four piece American vocal group called Boyz II Men who bring their fifth single to the UK top 40 for the very first time.
35. Hypergogo – “High”
Hypergogo have been high with their first top 40 hit but go low this week as the song falls five places in its third week.
34. Cathy Dennis – “You Lied To Me”
The brand new single from Cathy Dennis landed on the chart last week and she goes up just two places in her second week with us.
33. Jose Carreras and Sarah Brightman – “Friends For Life”
The official Olympic anthem from Jose Carreras and Sarah Brightman has been on the chart for nine weeks now and sinks to its lowest point with a drop of sixteen places.
32. INXS – “Baby Don’t Cry”
INXS return with a second helping of new music next with the follow up to “Heaven Sent” from their brand new album, “Welcome To Wherever You Are”.
31. Belinda Carlisle – “Little Black Book”
And there’s a new entry from Belinda Carlisle next with a track from last year’s “Live Your Life Be Free” that also features on a first solo greatest hits album, “Best of Belinda Vol. 1”.
30. Sting and Eric Clapton – “It’s Probably Me”
Sting and Eric Clapton have come together for this song which features in the film ‘Lethal Weapon 3’. Seven days after they arrived, the song goes up eight places.
29. Extreme – “Rest In Peace”
US rock band Extreme bag a new entry this week and this time it’s with new music as the group prepare to release a new album, “III Sides To Every Story”, next month.
28. Madonna – “This Used To Be My Playground”
The newest song from Madonna leaves the upper half of the chart this week as it goes down ten places and is certainly in a league of its own.
27. Billy Joel – “All Shook Up”
Billy Joel’s cover of this Elvis Presley classic brought him back to the UK chart for the first time in three years last week and he enjoys a climb of seven places, seven days on.
26. East 17 – “House Of Love”
New music now and East London quartet East 17 make their chart debut with their debut single and expect big things from this lot as they are managed by Tom Watkins, the man behind Bros and the Pet Shop Boys!
25. U96 – “Das Boot”
Producers U96 made their chart debut here this time last week with this track and with a climb of twelve places, they are the highest of all this week!
24. Bananarama – “Movin’ On”
The Bananarama girls, now a duo, returned this time last week with brand new music and move on up the chart in week two by three places.
23. Kylie Minogue – “What Kind Of Fool?”
“Movin’ On” sees Bananarama return to working with Mike Stock and Pete Waterman. Kylie is still with them, but only just as her latest release goes down nine places after just three weeks on the chart.
22. Skid Row – “Youth Gone Wild”
It’s a good week for Skid Row with their latest single, which goes up three places, taking the band to within sight of the top twenty, where they were last twelve months ago.
21. ABBA – “Dancing Queen”
It’s been ten years since ABBA last graced the UK singles chart but they have a new best of coming out and before that arrives, they re-issue this song that was originally a number one back in 1976.
20. Bobby Brown – “Humpin’ Around”
Bobby Brown humped his way back to the UK top twenty last week with this new song, but slips back one place in his third week with us.
19. Take That – “I Found Heaven”
Take That‘s latest has been in the top twenty for all four of its weeks on release and they went up to a new peak with it seven days ago. This week, the song falls four places.
18. Dr. Alban – “It’s My Life”
More new music now as we welcome Nigerian/Swedish singer Alban Uzoma Nwapa to the UK chart. He’s already achieved a number one in his home country back in 1990 and this is his fifth release, which gives him a debut here in the UK.
17. Roy Orbison and kd Lang – “Crying”
The new version of “Crying” was recorded by Roy Orbison and kd Lang shortly before his death in 1988. The song is down three places in week three, alas.
16. Betty Boo – “Let Me Take You There”
Also going down is Betty Boo with her brand new song, which has been climbing for four weeks but drops back four places in week five.
15. Jimmy Nail – “Ain’t No Doubt”
The former number one from Jimmy Nail leaves the top ten, where it came in nine weeks ago, as he falls five places.
14. 2 Unlimited – “Magic Friend”
And there will be no top ten hit this time around for 2 Unlimited as their latest offering drops back three places having been so close this time last week.
13. Richard Marx – “Take This Heart”
Richard Marx is doing well with the follow up to his big hit “Hazard”. He was last week’s highest new entry and he goes up nine places with it in week two.
12. Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe – “Barcelona”
With Olympic fever now finished for another four years, the unofficial theme from twice charted singers Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe leaves the top ten, down five places.
11. Lionel Richie – “My Destiny”
Good news, however, for Lionel Richie as his joint highest climber of last week climbs five places to place him just outside the top ten.
10. KWS – “Rock Your Baby”
KWS were heading for a second number one this time last week, but they won’t get it by going down two places a week later.
9. Brian May – “Too Much Love Will Kill You”
Queen’s Brian May is back in the chart with his second top 40 entry. This is an old Queen recording re-done by Brian and follows “Driven By You” late last year.
8. Annie Lennox – “Walking On Broken Glass”
Annie Lennox was one of last week’s two joint highest climbers with her third single from the album “Diva”. This week she moves up one more place with it.
7. Felix – “Don’t You Want Me?”
Going down one is producer and DJ, Felix with his first commercial chart hit, which has been a non-mover for the past two weeks.
6. The Shamen – “Ebeneezer Goode”
It’s one out and one in for The Shamen as “LSI” leaves us to be replaced by a second new song that is also this week’s highest new entry!
5. Jon Secada – “Just Another Day”
Jon Secada is going nowhere this week as his debut single remains in the top five at number five for a second week running.
4. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Achy Breaky Heart”
Billy Ray Cyrus has been a non-mover for the past two weeks but does so this week as he drops one place and out of the top three.
3. Undercover – “Baker Street”
Doing a swap with Billy Ray are Undercover with their version of Gerry Rafferty‘s number one hit and they are now just two places away from equaling that…