CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 6th September 1992
UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 6th September 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 31st August to Saturday 5th September 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 eight new entrys, one re-entry, twelve climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Del Amitri – “Just Like A Man” Del Amitri start this weeks top 40 with a new entry and the third single to come from their latest album, “Change Everything”.
39. Billy Joel – “All Shook Up” Billy Joel could be all shook up with his cover of the Elvis classic, which fails to repeat The King’s success and goes down twelve places.
38. Daniel O’Donnell – “I Just Want To Dance With You” Daniel O’Donnell is an Irish singer who has been performing and recording since the early 1980’s. But today he crosses over into the pop chart with this new entry and his very first top 40 hit single.
37. Freddie Jackson – “Me And Mrs Jones” It’s good to have Freddie Jackson back after five years and he did it with his version of this old classic. Seven days on, he goes up one place.
36. Skid Row – “Youth Gone Wild” Not a good week for Skid Row who come skidding down fourteen places after three weeks on the UK top 40 with their latest.
35. Roger Waters – “What God Wants (Part One)” Composer and songwriter Roger Waters is one of the founding members of the band Pink Floyd. His has also released a number of solo albums and singles, but with this new entry, he makes his top 40 debut on his own.
34. The Christians – “What’s In A Word?” Good news for The Christians as their chart comeback single goes up six places in its second week. The band will release a new album next month.
33. L7 – “Monster” American band L7 have been enjoying UK success this year with two hit singles and a top thirty album. This is the third track from kit and another of this weeks new entries.
32. Sting and Eric Clapton – “It’s Probably Me” Sting and Eric Clapton have probably peaked with their latest collaboration as the song drops back two places in its third week.
31. Boyz II Men – “End Of The Road” American vocal group Boyz II Men made it onto the UK top 40 last week with this track, which is flying high over the other side of the Atlantic. Here it goes up five places in week two.
30. Sonia – “Boogie Nights” There’s a new entry for Sonia this week, this time with another cover version in the wake of her recent hots from late 1991. This one was originally a top five hit from Heatwave in 1977. Can Sonia match that…?
29. Bobby Brown – “Humpin’ Around” Bobby Brown leaves the top twenty this week with his brand new track which falls nine places. It comes from his new album simply titled “Bobby”, which is out tomorrow.
28. Belinda Carlisle – “Little Black Book” Belinda Carlisle has been calling some people from her little black book and it does the trick as her latest climbs three places and into the top 30 where she last was with “Do You Feel Like I Feel?” late last year.
27. Bananarama – “Movin’ On” There is no movin’ on for Bananarama this week as their brand new song goes down three places and back to where they came in three weeks ago.
26. Roy Orbison and kd Lang – “Crying” Going down nine places are Roy Orbison and kd Lang with the re-recorded version of his own hit from the 1960’s, from 1987.
25. Betty Boo – “Let Me Take You There” For six weeks now, Betty Boo has been taking us there and mostly in the top twenty. She departs and falls nine places also this week.
24. Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe – “Barcelona” Only one Olympic Games connection this week and its the re-issued top ten hit from 1987 from Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe, which goes down twelve places.
23. Jimmy Nail – “Ain’t No Doubt” The former number one form Jimmy Nail achieves ten weeks on the chart as he leaves the top twenty, down eight places.
22. Sinead O’Connor – “Success Has Made A Failure Of Our Home” We welcome Sinead O’Connor back to the UK top 40 this week with a new entry, her first since her huge number one. “Nothing Compares 2 U” in early 1990.
21. The Smiths – “How Soon Is Now?” Also back are The Smiths with another single re-issue from their brand new greatest hits album. This one reached No.24 back in 1985, so they’ve beaten it once again as they did with “This Charming Man” only a few weeks ago.
20. INXS – “Baby Don’t Cry” The first single from the new INXS album was not a huge hit for the band but the follow up does much better as it climbs twelve places in its second week.
19. 2 Unlimited – “Magic Friend” 2 Unlimited‘s magic friend keeps them in the upper half of the chart this week. Four weeks on and they are down five places.
18. U96 – “Das Boot” Another good week for German producers U96, who were last week’s highest climbers. This week they move into the top twenty up seven places.
17. Richard Marx – “Take This Heart” There will be no follow up top ten hit for Richard Marx with his latest, which drops back four places. The single is still only Richard’s third top 40 hit here.
16. ABBA – “Dancing Queen” ABBA are back in the UK top twenty for the first time in over a decade this week as the re-issue of their 1976 number one climbs five places.
15. East 17 – “House Of Love” Good news too for chart newcomers East 17 with their debut single which moves up eleven places in their second week.
14. Michael Jackson – “Jam” Our highest new entry this week comes from Michael Jackson with the fifth single to come from last year’s “Dangerous” album.
13. Extreme – “Rest In Peace” Meanwhile, Extreme give us this week’s highest climber as they power back into the UK top twenty with their brand new recording, which goes up sixteen places.
12. KWS – “Rock Your Baby” Former chart toppers KWS leave the top ten this week, down another two places, with their version of George McCrae’s 1974 US and UK number one hit.
11. Lionel Richie – “My Destiny” There is no good news or bad news for Lionel Richie this week as his brand new single halts outside the top ten as a non-mover for a second week running.
10. Felix – “Don’t You Want Me?” Producer and DJ Felix has been top ten for five weeks now with his dance chart number one, his very first commercial hit. The track goes down three places this week.
9. Annie Lennox – “Walking On Broken Glass” Annie Lennox is down one place with her second top ten hit of this year and back to where she leapt as one of two joint highest climbers two weeks ago.
8. Dr. Alban – “It’s My Life” Dr. Alban made his debut on the UK chart this time last week. He’s already achieved number ones across Europe, so could he do the same here? A climb of ten places is a good sign.
7. Jon Secada – “Just Another Day” The debut single from Jon Secada has been clinging on inside the top five for the past two weeks but does so no longer as it drops back two places.
6. Brian May – “Too Much Love Will Kill You” Queen’s Brian May stormed back into the top ten last week with his version of this old song from his former group sung by the man at No.24. He goes up three places in his second week.
5. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Achy Breaky Heart” He still wants us to share in his achy breaky heart – Billy Ray Cyrus goes down one more place after two months on the UK top 40.
4. Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson – “The Best Things In Life Are Free” Her brother is this week’s highest new entry but little sis Janet remains much higher with her duet with Luther Vandross, which drops two places from the number two position.
3. Undercover – “Baker Street” Chart newcomers Undercover stop moving and become a non-mover this week with their version of Gerry Rafferty‘s 1978 number one, courtesy of PWL International Records.
2. The Shamen – “Ebeneezer Goode” Overtaking them are The Shamen, who were the highest new entry last week and climb four places to their highest spot yet on the chart.
1. Snap – “Rhythm Is A Dancer” So Snap become the fourth act this year to make it five weeks on top of the chart with their biggest seller yet. But can they make it a sixth or will The Shamen or someone else put an end to their reign? There’s only one way to find out…
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