The Shamen

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 4th October 1992

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 4th October 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 28th September to Saturday 3rd October 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 twelve new entrys, one re-entry, eight climbers and five non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. GSP – “The Banana Song”
Producers GSP are not only doing the banana splits, they are also doing the banana slips as their take on the 60’s children’s TV theme goes down two places.

39. Salt’N’Pepa – “Start Me Up”
Both GSP and Salt-N-Pepa were new entries last week, but unlike the former, the American duo hold fast in the spot where they came in.

38. All About Eve – “Phased” (EP)
It’s been over a year since we last saw British band All About Eve on the top 40 but they make their return with an EP of new tracks ahead of their fourth studio album that is out later this month.

37. Shaky and Roger Taylor – “Radio”
An unlikely pairing next as Shakin’ Stevens returns to the chart along with Queen drummer Roger Taylor for this new entry and his mate Brian is still to come…

36. Erma Franklin – “(Take A Little) Piece Of My Heart”
The last time singer Erma Franklin was on the UK chart was back in 1967 with this very track. 25 years later, she’s back thanks to the latest Levi television commercial.

35. Daniel O’Donnell – “I Just Want To Dance With You”
Having held the bottom of the top twenty steady for the last two weeks, Daniel O’Donnell bids farewell and drops fifteen places.

34. C&C Music Factory – “Keep It Comin'”
Like Salt’N’Pepa, C&C Music Factory scored an new entry last week and like Salt’N’Pepa, they too suffer a non-mover in their second week on the UK top 40.

33. The Sex Pistols – “Anarchy In The UK”
One of last week’s new or rather return entries came from The Sex Pistols with their debut single from 1976. Week two sees them climb four places.

32. House Of Pain – “Jump Around”
House Of Pain are an American hip hop trio that formed last year. This is their debut single and its already been a top ten hit Stateside. This week we welcome them to the UK singles chart and they will be wanting to at least match that success here.

31. Messiah featuring Precious Wilson – “I Feel Love”
Swiss band Messiah have been feeling love with singer Precious Wilson in the top twenty for the past seven days but that is all they are getting as they all drop twelve places this week.

30. M People – “Excited”
Time for M People to get excited! Their last three singles have all charted top 40 and now here comes a fourth, all from their debut album, “Northern Soul”.

29. Status Quo – “Roadhouse Medley”
Subtitled “The Anniversary Waltz part 25”, Status Quo return to the top 40 with another mix of hit singles from their back catalogue.

28. Dina Carroll – “Special Kind Of Love”
Returning with something new is Dina Carroll who charts with her second solo single since her time with Quartz last year and the follow up to her Summer hit, “Ain’t No Man”.

27. Neneh Cherry – “Money Love”
Having enjoyed huge success in 1988-89, we saw Neneh Cherry back on the chart last week with some new music, but seven days on the song falls four places.

26. Sade – “No Ordinary Love”
Speaking of 1988, that was the last time Sade graced the top 40 with their lush sound, but four years on, the band are back with a new album due very soon, from which, this is the lead single.

25. Patty Smyth and Don Henley – “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough”
American duetters Patty Smyth and Don Henley landed this song on the UK singles chart last week and for Patty it was her first. She can smile some more as it climbs seven places in week two.

24. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Could’ve Been Me”
The man who got us all up dancing this Summer, Billy Ray Cyrus, is back with the follow up to “Achy Breaky Heart“, Can he do the same business with this as he did with the aforementioned?

23. Take That – “A Million Love Songs”
Take That had a top twenty hit at the same time as Billy Ray with “I Found Heaven”. Here comes their third top 40 new entry which features on their debut album that came out at the same time.

22. East 17 – “House Of Love”
Keeping it in the UK, London ‘boy band’ East 17 recently scored a top ten hit with this, their debut single. Seven weeks down the line, the four lads fall nine places.

21. The Prodigy – “Fire”
Also dropping this week are The Prodigy, down ten places with their third single, which becomes their first not to make the top ten.

20. Jon Secada – “Just Another Day”
Going down another five places this week is Jon Secada, who has been top twenty here in the UK now for an amazing three months!

19. Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – “Not Sleeping Around”
British band Ned’s Atomic Dustbin are back this year with their second album and a new entry this week, which becomes their second to make the upper half of the chart.

18. Stereo MC’s – “Connected”
The Stereo MC’s stay connected and they also stay in the same place as they ascended to this time last week with their very first chart hit.

17. Brian May – “Too Much Love Will Kill You”
Here comes the other member of Queen with a single on the top 40 this week, guitarist Brian May leaves the top ten with his second hit and goes down nine places.

16. Manic Street Preachers – “Theme From M.A.S.H.”
Joining him are the Manic Street Preachers with their biggest hit yet as they too leave the top ten, going down seven places.

15. Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson – “The Best Things In Life Are Free”
While Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson drop just three places with their joint smash hit which has been a top ten success around the world.

14. Snap – “Rhythm Is A Dancer”
The former number one from Snap departs the top ten and drops four places, now with fifteen weeks on the chart. The song has been number one in sixteen countries.

13. Simple Minds – “Love Song/Alive And Kicking”
Simple Minds are releasing their very first best of collection next month and before that comes this double A sider of previous singles that gives them a new entry this week.

12. Doctor Spin – “Tetris”
The tune based upon the game of the same name landed on the chart last week from ‘Doctor Spin’ aka Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Nigel Wright. IN their second week they move up ten places.

11. REM – “Drive”
Also going up is last week’s highest new entry from REM, who are three places higher than where they came in with their brand new recording.

10. Mike Oldfield – “Sentinel”
Good news for Mike Oldfield in his second week on the chart as he climbs six places, his first top ten hit for nine years.

9. Prince – “My Name Is Prince”
…as if we need reminding! Prince by name and Prince by title now and in doing so the man bags this week’s highest new entry!

8. Lionel Richie – “My Destiny”
Fellow American Lionel Richie has been trying to achieve his destiny for seven weeks now but after all that effort, his biggest hit for over five years slips back on place this week.

7. Bob Marley and The Wailers – “Iron Lion Zion”
Also slipping back but two places and out of the top five is Bob Marley and The Wailers with their early 70’s recording that has seen its first commercial release as a single.

6. Bizarre Inc. featuring Angie Brown – “I’m Gonna Get You”
Bizarre Inc. are back in the top ten for the first time since “Playing With Knives” just under a years ago. With singer Angie Brown on vocals, they achieve this week’s highest climber of eleven places!

5. Undercover – “Baker Street”
Going down two this week are Undercover, who have been top five now for six weeks with their cover of Gerry Rafferty‘s number one hit and although their version didn’t quite make it, it’s still selling loads.

4. Boyz II Men – “End Of The Road”
Moving up into the top five this week are US chart toppers Boyz II Men who are two places higher and only three away from the top spot here.

3. Tasmin Archer – “Sleeping Satellite”
Going up one is Tasmin Archer with her debut single as she moves into the top three and now just two away from the top spot…

2. Dr. Alban – “It’s My Life”
Holding on to second place for a third week running is Dr. Alban with his very first UK hit single and it is just his luck that he is still one away from pole position!

1. The Shamen – “Ebeneezer Goode”
So The Shamen become yet another act to achieve five weeks at the top of the chart this year with a non-mover and the biggest seller of them all. Wicked! Can they break out or break down altogether next week or will Tasmin, Boyz II Men or someone else? There is only one way to find out…

Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!

Follow the latest ‘rewind’ chart below or click here to read about previous weeks.