the shamen 1992

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 13th September 1992

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 13th 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 7th to Saturday 12th 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 ten new entrys, fourteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. Sting and Eric Clapton – “It’s Probably Me”
Sting and Eric Clapton hang around for a fourth week on the top 40 with their collaboration, which falls eight places.

39. Jimmy Nail – “Ain’t No Doubt”
Suffering his biggest fall since he joined the top 40 eleven weeks ago is Jimmy Nail. His former number one drops sixteen places.

38. Sonia – “Boogie Nights”
Boogie nights may always be the best in town but not for Sonia as her cover of this old disco classic falls eight places in its second week on the chart.

37. Tasmin Archer – “Sleeping Satellite”
A new entry now and new music as the debut single from British singer/songwriter Tasmin Archer enters the top 40 in a chart that has a lot of covers and re-issues in it!

36. 2 Unlimited – “Magic Friend”
2 Unlimited‘s magic friend has not been kind to them. No top ten hit was awarded on this occasion and the song drops seventeen places this week.

35. Happy Mondays – “Stinkin’ Thinkin'”
Our second new entry sees the return of the Happy Mondays to the top 40 with new music and a new album on the way. This is their first appearance since “Judge Fudge” last year.

34. Def Leppard – “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad?”
Have you ever needed Def Leppard so bad that you put them back in the top 40 for a third time this year? That’s the latest single from “Adrenalize” present and correct!

33. The Christians – “What’s In A Word?”
Moving on up another place is the latest and newest single from The Christians as they improve their chart placing this time last week.

32. Freddie Jackson – “Me And Mrs Jones”
And also improving his chart position in his third week is Freddie Jackson and a much better climb of five places with his version of this romantic classic.

31. Peter Gabriel – “Digging In The Dirt”
It’s been nearly five years since we last saw him with his sledgehammer but Peter Gabriel is back with new material and a new album on the way. This is the lead single from it and another of this week’s new, new entries.

30. Daniel O’Donnell – “I Just Want To Dance With You”
Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell made his debut on the top 40 last week after some years as a recording artist. His very first single to do so climbs eight places in week two.

29. EMF – “They’re Here”
EMF return to the chart for the first time in twelve months this week with a new song ana an unbelievable new entry!

28. Inspiral Carpets – “Generations”
The Inspiral Carpets are also back with a new entry. This is third single to come from their latest album, “Revenge Of The Goldfish”.

27. Boy George – “The Crying Game”
And back with his usual name is Boy George with a new entry. After his “Martyr Mantras” album of last year, he returns with a cover of a 1964 song by Dave Berry with is also the title of a new film that’s coming out very soon.

26. Richard Marx – “Take This Heart”
Richard Marx leaves the top twenty with his second hit of this year, which goes down nine places after a month on the chart.

25. Del Amitri – “Just Like A Man”
It’s been a great week for Del Amitri and the third single to come from their latest album. A climb of fifteen places makes them the highest of all this week!

24. KWS – “Rock Your Baby”
KWS go down eight places and out of the upper half of the chart this week with the follow up to their first single and a former number one.

23. INXS – “Baby Don’t Cry”
And falling three places are Australian band INXS with the second single to come from their latest album, which put them back in the top twenty this time last week.

22. Boyz II Men – “End Of The Road”
American vocal group Boyz II Men continue their slow climb of the UK singles chart with their very first hit single here. They go up nine places in their third week with us.

21. U96 – “Das Boot”
Just dropping out of the top twenty are German producers U96 with their debut single on the UK chart, which drops three places.

20. Extreme – “Rest In Peace”
Extreme were last week’s highest climbers with this new song, but seven days on and they peak and drop back seven places with it.

19. ABBA – “Dancing Queen”
Also dropping back are ABBA with their re-issued former number one. Their new best of, “Gold“, is out now while the ‘lead single’ falls three places.

18. Sinead O’Connor – “Success Has Made A Failure Of Our Home”
Sinead O’Connor returns to the top twenty this week for the first time in two and a half years as her new release goes up four places.

17. The Wedding Present – “Love Slave”
You should be used to The Wedding Present by now. A single every month this year was their aim and with this new entry, that makes nine so far!

16. The Smiths – “How Soon Is Now?”
The Smiths move up five places and into the top twenty this week with their second re-issue of this year, which is now eight places higher than it achieved originally back in 1985.

15. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Achy Breaky Heart”
This Summer’s dance floor addiction from Billy Ray Cyrus has been top ten for nearly two months, but his achy breaky heart breaks to a fall of ten places this week.

14. Felix – “Don’t You Want Me?”
Meanwhile this Summer’s dance hit from producer Felix also departs the top ten, down just four places for him in week seven.

13. Michael Jackson – “Jam”
The latest single from Michael Jackson features Heavy D, who had a top ten hit here last year with his group, The Boyz. Together they climb one place in their second week on the UK top 40.

12. Annie Lennox – “Walking On Broken Glass”
Hopefully, Annie Lennox will have swept up the glass that surrounds her and the top ten as she walks out and down three places.

11. Bob Marley and The Wailers – “Iron Lion Zion”
We have a big chart comeback next for Bob Marley and The Wailers with a song that dates back to 1973 but has only just seen the light of day as part of a new compilation that is coming out very soon. The last time Bob was in the UK top 40 was in 1978 with “Satisfy My Soul”.

10. East 17 – “House Of Love”
London newcomers East 17 move into the top ten with their debut single this week with a climb of five places. Another great sign for Tom Watkins!

9. Manic Street Preachers – “Theme From M.A.S.H.”
Our highest new entry this week comes from Welsh band Manic Street Preachers with their version fo the classic US TV series from the 1970’s and in doing so, it gives the group their very first top ten hit!

8. Lionel Richie – “My Destiny”
Having been a non-mover for the last two weeks, Lionel Richie will be pleased to hear his latest new song is on the move again. He returns to the UK top ten with a climb of three places.

7. Jon Secada – “Just Another Day”
One above him, Jon Secada does exactly that. His debut single dropped out of the top five last week, but he’s not giving up just yet as he freezes right where he dropped to.

6. Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson – “The Best Things In Life Are Free”
Still ahead of her brother, Janet Jackson makes a slow descent of the UK singles chart with Luther Vandross as they go down two more places this week.

5. Brian May – “Too Much Love Will Kill You”
Going up one and into the top five is Queen guitarist Brian May with his version of this Queen classic from 1988, which is now his biggest hit, going one place higher than “Driven By You” did at the end of last year.

4. Dr. Alban – “It’s My Life”
Also moving into the big five is Dr. Alban with his very first hit here in the UK, which climbs four places in its third week.

3. Snap – “Rhythm Is A Dancer”
We have a new number one this week! After five weeks on top, Snap fall two places with their biggest seller yet to make way for someone else…

2. Undercover – “Baker Street”
It’s not for Undercover, although having been non-movers for two weeks, they do go up one place with their version of Gerry Rafferty‘s former number one, now so tantalisingly close…

1. The Shamen – “Ebeneezer Goode”
Taking the top spot this week are The Shamen, however. A climb of one place makes them the biggest seller of all and it gives them their first chart topper. Lovely! But can they keep it, or will Undercover, Dr. Alban or Brian May bring them back down again? There’s only one way to find out…

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