the shamen 1992

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 27th September 1992

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 27th 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 21st to Saturday 26th 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 thirteen new entrys, one re-entry, eight climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Innocence – “One Love In My Lifetime”
We kick off with a new entry this week and another new song from Innocence, the second to come from their forthcoming second studio album, which is out very soon.

39. Salt’N’Pepa – “Start Me Up”
Also back with a new song are Salt’N’Pepa and their second new entry of 1992 with the follow up to “Expression”. This one comes from the soundtrack of a new film called ‘Stay Tuned’.

38. GSP – “The Banana Song”
GSP are producers Ian Gallivan and Justin Stride who have taken the theme tune to the classic children’s TV series The Banana Splits to produce the another ‘reinvented’ dance tune!

37. The Sex Pistols – “Anarchy In The UK”
Coming back to the top 40 for the first time in twelve years are The Sex Pistols and they do it with a re-release of their debut single from November 1976, which got to No.33 then. Only another four places to go next week to match that…

36. Catherine Zeta Jones – “For All Time”
We all know actress Catherine Zeta Jones from the TV series The Darling Buds Of May but now she has a go at pop success as this is her debut single and it gives her a new entry on the music charts this week.

35. Crystal Waters and Sabrina Johnston – “Gypsy Woman/Peace”
Making a return to the UK top 40 with a remix and mixed version of their chart hits from last year are Crystal Waters and Sabrina Johnston, and for Crystal, this is the third time her debut single has made the top 40 in different guises!

34. C&C Music Factory – “Keep It Comin'”
C&C Music Factory enjoyed a number of top ten hits here in 1991 and they have continued to pour out the dance hits this year. This is the latest and it gives them a third top 40 entry.

33. Vegas – “Possessed”
Vegas, as you will remember, is the new duo formed for Dave Stewart and Terry Hall and they landed their first single on the chart seven days ago. Sadly, they drop back one place in week two.

32. Patty Smyth and Don Henley – “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough”
Next up is a new entry from American singers Patty Smyth and Don Henley, who had a big hit back in 1984 with “The Boys Of Summer”. This duet is already top ten in America and also marks Patty’s very first appearance on the UK top 40!

31. Bryan Adams – “Do I Have To The Words?”
Bryan Adams brought his sixth single from his “Waking Up The Neighbours” album to the UK chart last week, but like Vegas, he slips one place in his second.

30. Felix – “Don’t You Want Me?”
We may still want Felix‘s hugely infectious dance anthem from this Summer, but he is no longer wanted in the upper half of the chart as his debut release falls eleven places.

29. Annie Lennox – “Walking On Broken Glass”
The same goes for Annie Lennox as she walks away from all the broken glass and also the top twenty as she too goes down eleven places.

28. Boy George – “The Crying Game”
Sad news for Boy George as his version of “The Crying Game” from the film of the same name goes down six places in his third week with us.

27. The Sundays – “Goodbye”
British band The Sundays formed in 1988 and released their debut album two years later. Their second is out next month and this is the second single from it, which also becomes the band’s very first top 40 chart entry!

26. Def Leppard – “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad?”
After a huge climb this time last week, Def Leppard depart the top twenty and go down ten places with the third single from their album, “Adrenalize”.

25. Suede – “Metal Mickey”
Following them are the band Suede with their very single to make the top 40, which also drops out and down eight places.

24. Crowded House – “It’s Only Natural”
Going the other way are Australian band Crowded House with the latest single from their album, “Woodface”, which goes up three places.

23. Neneh Cherry – “Money Love”
We welcome back Neneh Cherry to the UK top 40 with brand new music and a new album on the way, the follow up to her 1989 smash hit, “Raw Like Sushi”.

22. Doctor Spin – “Tetris”
We’ve had a wave of children’s TV show themes land on the top 40 for some time, now it’s computer games and the latest craze of matching the coloured blocks together. This produces a new entry for ‘Doctor Spin’ who are none other than composer Andrew Lloyd-Webber and producer Nigel Wright, who has previously had chart hits under the name of Mirage and the UK Mixmasters!

21. Pearl Jam – “Jeremy”
American rockers Pearl Jam fall six places in their second week with their second UK top twenty hit. The song comes from their debut album, “Ten”, which was released Stateside last year.

20. Daniel O’Donnell – “I Just Want To Dance With You”
Ireland’s Daniel O’Donnell brought his first UK chart hit into the top twenty last week and he stays here, although as a non-mover.

19. Messiah featuring Precious Wilson – “I Feel Love”
Swiss band Messiah go up three places this week and into the UK top twenty for the very first time along with guest singer Precious Wilson.

18. Stereo MC’s – “Connected”
Making sure that they are connected are the Stereo MC’s with their very first chart hit, which climbs eight places in their second week.

17. Bizarre Inc. featuring Angie Brown – “I’m Gonna Get You”
Bizarre Inc. make a return to the top twenty this week with a new entry and this time they enlist the services of London-born singer Angie Brown, who makes her first appearance on the top 40.

16. Mike Oldfield – “Sentinel”
It’s been nine years since Mike Oldfield last had a top 40 charting single, that was “Moonlight Shadow” with Maggie Reilly. He recently released the album “Tubular Bells II”, the follow up to his 1973 debut of the same name and this is the second single from it.

15. Jon Secada – “Just Another Day”
Leaving the top ten after seven weeks in residence is Jon Secada with his debut smash that drops five places now with nearly three months on the top 40 altogether.

14. REM – “Drive”
This week’s highest new entry sees the return of REM, who notched up four UK chart hits last year. This is the lead single from their upcoming eighth studio album, which is due out in two weeks time.

13. East 17 – “House Of Love”
Londoners East 17 from Walthamstow are busy finishing their debut album, which could be out at the end of this year. Their debut single left the top ten last week and slips another two places this.

12. Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson – “The Best Things In Life Are Free”
The best things in life are free but that doesn’t mean that Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson can stay in the top ten forever as their joint highest charting single departs, down three places.

11. The Prodigy – “Fire”
Last week’s highest new entry saw the return of The Prodigy with new music and seven days later the flames burn a little brighter for them as they go up just one more place.

10. Snap – “Rhythm Is A Dancer”
The former number one from Snap gets another week in the top ten, where they have been for eleven weeks now. A drop of six places confirms that.

9. Manic Street Preachers – “Theme From M.A.S.H.”
Going back down two places are the Manic Street Preachers with their take on the 70’s TV theme, which puts them back to where they came in three weeks ago!

8. Brian May – “Too Much Love Will Kill You”
Queen’s Brian May goes down three places this week having been a non-mover in the top five for the last two with his highest charting solo single to date.

7. Lionel Richie – “My Destiny”
Meanwhile, Lionel Richie has been a non-mover with this song for the last two weeks but goes up one place with seven weeks on the UK top 40 now.

6. Boyz II Men – “End Of The Road”
They are number one in America, so can they do the same here? Boyz II Men have been climbing steadily for five weeks now and this week a move of eight takes them into the top ten.

5. Bob Marley and The Wailers – “Iron Lion Zion”
Going up one and into the top five are Bob Marley and The Wailers with this 1973 recording that gives Bob his highest charting single for eight years.

4. Tasmin Archer – “Sleeping Satellite”
Tasmin Archer was the highest climber last week taking a massive leap into the upper half of the chart and she does so again this week, just nine places is the biggest jumper of all.

3. Undercover – “Baker Street”
Undercover are enjoying huge success with their version of Gerry Rafferty‘s number one hit. They get a second week in third place, having fallen one, two weeks ago.

2. Dr. Alban – “It’s My Life”
Also remaining in place for a second week in second place is Dr. Alban with his first UK charting single, the song has been a number one across much of mainland Europe.

1. The Shamen – “Ebeneezer Goode”
Which means for a third week The Shamen are number one with their most controversial of chart toppers that seems to have everyone talking. Lovely! Can they make it a whole month next week, or will one of the non-movers below them make a move, Tasmin Archer or Bob Marley? 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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