UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 11th 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 5th to Saturday 10th 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 nine new entrys, twelve climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. Saint Etienne – “Avenue” Saint Etienne return to the top 40 this week with our first new entry. This is a new song from the band since their debut album was released just over a year ago.
39. Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – “Not Sleeping Around” Ned’s Atomic Dustbin were new on last week and not only are they not sleeping around they are also not hanging around in the top twenty as they slide twenty places.
38. East 17 – “House Of Love” After two months, East 17 are still with us with their debut single, which goes down sixteen places this week, but fear not, the boys have another one lined up very soon.
37. Shaky and Roger Taylor – “Radio” Shakin’ Stevens and Queen’s Roget Taylor made for an unlikely partnership last week with they entered with this song. Seven days on, they are not moving a muscle with a non-mover.
36. Thunder – “Everybody Wants Her” Rocketing back into the UK top 40 are Thunder with this new entry, which closely follows their top thirty hit “Low Life In High Places” only a few weeks ago.
35. House Of Pain – “Jump Around” US hip hop rap group House Of Pain landed on the UK chart for the first time last week with their homegrown top ten hit, but there will be none of that here as the song slips three places in week two.
34. Sade – “No Ordinary Love” And there’s not much love for the new song from Sade, their first time in the top 40 for four years as it drops eight places in week two.
33. Jon Secada – “Just Another Day” With over three months on the UK top 40, Jon Secada looks like his day is finally coming to an end as his debut single falls thirteen places.
32. Manic Street Preachers – “Theme From M.A.S.H.” Also taking a big hit are the Manic Street Preachers with their version of the 70’s TV show theme, which descends sixteen places.
31. Brian May – “Too Much Love Will Kill You” The other member of Queen on the chart is Brian May and he has been top 40 for seven weeks with his version of the band’s 1989 recording, which goes down fourteen places.
30. Erma Franklin – “(Take A Little) Piece Of My Heart” Back to the 60’s next and this recording by Erma Franklin returned to the chart last week thanks to a television commercial for jeans. Erma moves up six places in her second week.
29. M People – “Excited” Going up just one place with their new entry from last week are M People. This is now their joint highest charting single along with “How Can I Love You More?” exactly twelve months ago.
28. The Cure – “A Letter To Elise” The Cure have enjoyed two top ten hits this year with tracks from their current album, “Wish”. Can they make it three with this new entry…?
27. REM – “Drive” REM have a new album coming out tomorrow. It’s called “Automatic For The People” and this is the lead single, which takes a dive of sixteen places this week.
26. Stereo MC’s – “Connected” The Stereo MC’s got connected to the top 40 for the very first time four weeks ago with this track and have been top twenty for the last two. But having been non-movers, the group drop back eight places.
25. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Could’ve Been Me” Also going down this week is Billy Ray Cyrus with the follow up to his top three smash from this Summer. Just seven days after his arrival, Billy Ray drops back one place.
24. The Farm – “Don’t You Want Me?” We welcome back to the chart The Farm this week with a new entry which is a cover of the number one hit from The Human League. Can it go back to the top eleven years on and in different hands…?
23. Sunscreem – “Perfect Motion” Also making their chart return, but after two months away, are Sunscreem with this new entry, which is the follow up to “Love U More”, which peaked in this very position!
22. Patty Smyth and Don Henley – “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough” Patty Smyth and Don Henley are enjoying yet more success with their duet, which climbs three places in their third week with us.
21. Status Quo – “Roadhouse Medley” And going up eight places are Status Quo with the 25th part of their anniversary waltz, which features their hits “The Wanderer” and “Break The Rules”, and comes in extended form as well!
20. Snap – “Rhythm Is A Dancer” The former number one from Snap reaches four whole months on the UK top 40 this week and it’s still top twenty! The song is down six places in week sixteen.
19. AC/DC – “Highway To Hell” Veteran Australian rock band AC/DC come back to the UK top twenty this week and it’s with a live version of their 1979 single which made the top five over here back then.
18. Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson – “The Best Things In Life Are Free” Still enjoying the best things in life and the slowest decent of the UK singles chart are Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson. This week they are down just three places.
17. The Wedding Present – “Sticky” Month ten and here comes single ten from The Wedding Present! This gives the band nine top twenty chart entries from ten singles released since January.
16. Dina Carroll – “Special Kind Of Love” Dina Carroll will release her self-titled debut album early next year and she can boast of two top twenty hits from that album. A great climb of twelve places takes the follow up to “Ain’t No Man” into the upper half of the top 40 in week two!
15. The Orb – “Assassin” The Orb return with a new entry this week. This is the follow up to “Blue Room” and both songs come from their second studio album, “U.F.Orb”, which is out now.
14. Lionel Richie – “My Destiny” Having been top ten for over a month now with his biggest hit in five years, Lionel Richie drops out this week, down six places.
13. Bob Marley and The Wailers – “Iron Lion Zion” Also dropping out are Bob Marley and The Wailers, also down six places, with the release of their 1972 recording that comes from a new collection called “Songs Of Freedom”.
12. Mike Oldfield – “Sentinel” Mike Oldfield scored his first top ten hit for nearly a decade last week with this brand new recording but after just seven days, he slips out and down two places.
11. Madonna – “Erotica” Get the kids out of the room, it’s this week’s highest new entry and it comes from Madonna with her brand new song that is also the title track of her upcoming new album, which is due out later this month.
10. Undercover – “Baker Street” Undercover have been on the chart for ten weeks now and nine of them have been spent in the top ten with their version of Gerry Rafferty‘s number one. The song falls five places to number ten this week.
9. Take That – “A Million Love Songs” Making their return to the top ten for the second time ever are Take That and this time it’s with a self-penned number that goes up fourteen places to become this week’s highest climber!
8. Doctor Spin – “Tetris” There are two doctor’s in the top ten this week, so everyone should be quite well. ‘Doctor Spin’ moves up four places with ‘his’ song based on the computer game.
7. Prince – “My Name Is Prince” Going up two places is last week’s highest new entry from Prince, which is the lead single from a new album he has coming out in two weeks time.
6. Simple Minds – “Love Song/Alive And Kicking” Coming back to the top ten for a second time with one of the songs in the double A sider are Simple Minds, who go up seven places.
5. Dr. Alban – “It’s My Life” Dr. Alban is still administering his dose of musical medicine, but having been at number two for the last three weeks, he takes a turn for the worse and goes down three places.
4. Bizarre Inc. featuring Angie Brown – “I’m Gonna Get You” Bizarre Inc. are on the move again. Last week’s highest climber goes up two places with singer Angie Brown and back to their previous highest chart position this time last year.
3. The Shamen – “Ebeneezer Goode” It’s all over for The Shamen this week. Their five week chart topper is no more as the song falls two places to make way for someone else…
2. Boyz II Men – “End Of The Road” Still climbing after six weeks on the UK singles chart are Boyz II Men. This week sees them going up two more places to the number two spot.
1. Tasmin Archer – “Sleeping Satellite” But, going up one place to be crowned this week’s new number one is Tasmin Archer with her debut single after six weeks on the chart! Many congratulations. Can she keep it though, or will Boyz II Men or Bizarre Inc. stop her? There’s only one way to find out…
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