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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 20th September 1992

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 20th 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 14th to Saturday 19th 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 entry’s, ten climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Freddie Jackson – “Me And Mrs Jones”
Freddie Jackson‘s ode to himself and Mrs Jones has been a month long but in his fourth week with us the song drops eight places.

39. Extreme – “Rest In Peace”
Extreme are about to rest in peace as their newest song and a former highest climber, plummets nineteen places in their fourth week.

38. Soul II Soul – “Just Right”
Jazzie B and the Soul II Soul crew are back with a new song and a new entry this week. This is their third top 40 hit this year.

37. Orbital – “Radiccio” (EP)
Coming back for their second top 40 entry are British duo Orbital and it’s with another EP, this one follows “Mutations”, earlier this Spring.

36. Inspiral Carpets – “Generations”
The Inspiral Carpets got a new entry this time last week, bit fail to capitalise any further as the song goes down eight places.

35. Sinead O’ Connor – “Success Has Made A Failure Of Our Home”
Sinead O’ Connor’s first top twenty hit in over two years gets just seven days there as it comes crashing down seventeen places.

34. EMF – “They’re Here”
And there is no good news for EMF with their latest single, which falls five places just one week after ‘they’ arrived.

33. ABBA – “Dancing Queen”
ABBA are number one on the album chart with their “Gold: Greatest Hits” album, from which this former number one from 1976 had a recent rebirth but after four weeks it goes down fourteen places.

32. Vegas – “Possessed”
A chart debut now…or is it? Vegas is the new musical collaboration of Dave ‘Eurythmic‘ Stewart and Terry ‘Fun Boy Three‘ Hall. This is their debut single and it puts them both back in the top 40.

31. Happy Mondays – “Stinkin’ Thinkin'”
One of last week’s new entries does fare better in its second week on the chart and that comes from the Happy Mondays, who go up four places.

30. Bryan Adams – “Do I Have To Say The Words?”
Some fourteen months ago, Bryan Adams released the first single from his album, “Waking Up The Neighbours”. Fourteen months later and he’s still releasing tracks! This is number seven and it bags him a seventh UK top 40 chart entry.

29. Del Amitri – “Just Like A Man”
This time last week, Del Amitri were the highest climbers with the latest single from their current album. Seven days on, it drops back four places.

28. INXS – “Baby Don’t Cry”
The second single from the new INXS album recently made the top twenty and after four weeks, it’s still doing better than the first. This week the song is down five places.

27. Crowded House – “It’s Only Natural”
Crowded House are having a great 1992 with a top ten and a top twenty hit to their names. Could this be number three as they land a new entry this week…?

26. Stereo MC’s – “Connected”
Time for some newer music now and this is a UK top 40 debut for UK dance act Stereo MC’s, who formed as far back as 1985, but after several attempts, they finally make it with the title track from their upcoming third studio album.

25. The Smiths – “How Soon Is Now?”
The Smiths’ second reissue of 1992 leaves the upper half of the chart this week as it goes down nine places. Their album, “Best…I”, is out now.

24. Peter Gabriel – “Digging In The Dirt”
After nearly five years away, Peter Gabriel made his chart return last week with this song. He Has a new album that is due out in seven days time, meantime, the lead single climbs seven places.

23. Michael Jackson – “Jam”
The latest cut from Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” album takes a turn for the worse as it leaves the top twenty and goes down ten places.

22. Boy George – “The Crying Game”
Good news, however, for Boy George as his version of “The Crying Game” goes up five places, with a little bit of help from the Pet Shop Boys, who produced this track.

21. Messiah featuring Precious Wilson – “I Feel Love”
Swiss band Messiah made their UK singles chart debut earlier this year. They return this week, this time with Jamaican singer Precious Wilson, who makes her very first appearance inside the UK top 40.

20. Daniel O’Donnell – “I Just Want To Dance With You”
More good news for Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell this week. His very first UK top 40 hit climbs ten places to take him into the top twenty.

19. Felix – “Don’t You Want Me?”
Felix has been asking this question for two whole months now but despite no forwarding answers, the song has gone very well. It falls five places this week, however.

18. Annie Lennox – “Walking On Broken Glass”
Annie Lennox steps away from the broken glass and also from the top ten as her second solo single to get there drops six places in her sixth week.

17. Suede – “Metal Mickey”
More new music now and British band Suede have been playing together since 1989. They only released their debut single, however, earlier this year. This is the follow up and it gives them their first top 40 chart entry.

16. Def Leppard – “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad?”
It’s been a great week for Def Leppard with the third single to come from their latest album. Have you ever needed this one so bad that it rockets up eighteen places and into the top twenty?

15. Pearl Jam – “Jeremy”
American rock band Pearl Jam land a new entry on the UK top twenty this week, their second to date with the follow up to “Alive”.

14. Boyz II Men – “End Of The Road”
Meanwhile, American ‘boy band’, Boyz II Men, continue to ascend the UK singles chart. A climb of eight places, buts them in the upper half of the top 40.

13. Tasmin Archer – “Sleeping Satellite”
British singer Tasmin Archer made her debut on the chart last week with her debut single and she is certainly going far. With a massive climb of twenty four places, she is by far, this week’s highest!

12. The Prodigy – “Fire”
One place higher than Tasmin is this week’s highest new entry from The Prodigy with their second new recording of this year, the follow up to “Everybody In The Place”.

11. East 17 – “House Of Love”
We loved London boys East 17‘s debut single last week to make it top ten, but seven days later, they drop out and down one.

10. Jon Secada – “Just Another Day”
Jon Secada makes it a seventh week in the UK top ten with his debut single. It’s just another day for him, even though he goes down four places.

9. Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson – “The Best Things In Life Are Free”
Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson have also been top ten for all seven of their weeks since entry. This week finds them down three places.

8. Lionel Richie – “My Destiny”
Six weeks on from his chart entry, Lionel Richie gets a non-mover with the second original song from his new greatest hits album. This is his first top ten hit here in the UK since “Dancing On The Ceiling” back in 1986.

7. Manic Street Preachers – “Theme From M.A.S.H.”
Last week’s highest new entry brought Welsh band the Manic Street Preachers into the top ten for the very first time. Their version of the theme from the 70’s series set in Vietnam climbs two in week two.

6. Bob Marley and The Wailers – “Iron Lion Zion”
Making his first appearance in the UK top ten since 1984 are Bob Marley and The Wailers with this track that was recorded many years earlier and climbs five places to do so.

5. Brian May – “Too Much Love Will Kill You”
The second top ten hit from Queen’s Brian May moved into the top five last week, but that’s as far as he goes as the song freezes for a second week in the same spot.

4. Snap – “Rhythm Is A Dancer”
The former number one from Snap drops just one place this week, having left the top spot seven days ago after five weeks out in front.

3. Undercover – “Baker Street”
Also going down one are Undercover, who got so close to taking their version of Gerry Rafferty‘s original number one to the top again.

2. Dr. Alban – “It’s My Life”
Going up two this week is Dr. Alban with his very first UK hit single. Can he claim his first number one here next week, just as he has done across most of mainland Europe already?

1. The Shamen – “Ebeneezer Goode”
For this week, however, it’s The Shamen that stay in pole position with their very first number one hit, and not without some controversy. Naughty, naughty, very naughty! Can they make it three in a row, or will Dr. Alban or someone else force them to drop? There’s only one way to find out…

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