UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 18th 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 12th to Saturday 17th 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 thirteen new entrys, eight climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. The Smiths – “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” The Smiths are back with a third helping of a former single release this year. This one comes from 1987 and is taken from their album, “The Queen Is Dead”.
39. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Could’ve Been Me” Three weeks in for Billy Ray Cyrus and he’s going down again with the follow up to his big top three smash. He’s almost out with a drop of fourteen places.
38. Stereo MC’s – “Connected” The Stereo MC’s have made sure they have connected for five weeks with their very first chart hit single which goes down twelve places.
37. Vanessa Paradis – “Be My Baby” It’s been four and a half years since we last saw this French singer on the UK top 40, but coming back to us is Vanessa Paradis, now nineteen years old and with a new album on the way!
36. House Of Pain – “Jump Around” House Of Pain manage a third week inside the UK top 40 as their very first hit single here slips just one place on this occasion.
35. M People – “Excited” Nothing to be excited about this week for M People as their fourth chart hit falls six places, equalling their previous best with their first for highest chart position.
34. Curtis Stigers – “Never Saw A Miracle” We welcome Curtis Stigers back this week with this new entry, the follow up to his two big top ten hits earlier on this year.
33. Mike Oldfield – “Sentinel” Mike Oldfield takes a sharp dive of twenty one places this week with his first hit single for a decade. His new album, “Tubular Bells II” has already topped the chart, his first for eighteen years.
32. Snap – “Rhythm Is A Dancer” Falling to its lowest chart position yet is the former number one from Snap, which after more than three months in the top twenty, slides out and down twelve places.
31. Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson – “The Best Things In Life Are Free” Also sliding out of the upper half of the chart are Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson, now with three months on the top 40 and down thirteen places.
30. Go West – “Faithful” In a week of chart comebacks, Go West are next with a brand new song and an album on the way. This is their first since “King Of Wishful Thinking” over two years ago.
29. Gloria Estefan – “Always Tomorrow” Making her first appearance on the top 40 this year is Gloria Estefan. She has a best of coming out soon, while this new recording is dedicated to the victims of the recent hurricane in America.
28. Liberation – “Liberation” It’s been done before and now it’s the turn of Italian producers Charlie Mallozi and Marco Sabiu to release their self-titled debut single for a hit record!
27. Zucchero and Luciano Pavarotti – “Miserere” More chart comebacks now as Italian singer Zucchero pairs off with Luciano Pavarotti for this new entry. We last heard from him with Paul Young last year while Pavarotti had a huge hit in the Summer of 1990 with “Nessun Dorma”.
26. Patty Smyth and Don Henley – “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough” Having climbed the UK chart for three weeks with their duet, Patty Smyth and Don Henley take a few steps back in week four, down four places.
25. Bjorn Again – “Erasure-ish” Erasure did ABBA now ABBA tribute band Bjorn Again do Erasure! Seems only natural! The Australian group have covered Vince and Andy’s “A Little Respect” and “Stop” for this new entry.
24. Bob Marley and The Wailers – “Iron Lion Zion” Still very much iron, lion in Zion are Bob Marley and The Wailers as their biggest hit for some years descends the UK top 40, down eleven places this week.
23. Felix – “It Will Make Me Crazy” Producer and DJ Felix bags a new entry this week with the follow up to his massive club smash “Don’t You Want Me?“.
22. Dina Carroll – “Special Kind Of Love” Just one week this time for Dina Carroll in the top twenty as her latest single, which is produced by C&C Music Factory, drops six places.
21. Erma Franklin – “(Take A Little) Piece Of My Heart” Better news for Erma Franklin as her re-issued hit from the 1960’s goes up once again and with nine places, it is this week’s highest climber.
20. Lionel Richie – “My Destiny” Lionel Richie clocks up ten weeks in the UK top 40 this time with his current release, the second to come from his new best of album. This week sees the song fall six places.
19. The Farm – “Don’t You Want Me?” The Farm are back in the top twenty this week with their cover of The Human League‘s former number one, which goes up five places.
18. Sunscreem – “Perfect Motion” And making their debut in the top twenty are Sunscreem. Their new entry from last week also climbs five places to make this their biggest hit yet.
17. Prince – “My Name Is Prince” Going the other way is the new sing from Prince, which drops ten places, out of the top ten. His new album, “Love Symbol”, is number one this week!
16. Chris Rea – “Nothing To Fear” Making his big chart comeback this week is Chris Rea with a big new entry and the first single to come from his brand new album, his first since “Auberge”.
15. Undercover – “Baker Street” The guys from Undercover are now winding their way down Baker Street with their version of Gerry Rafferty‘s former chart topper, which winds down five places this week.
14. AC/DC – “Highway To Hell” Ozzie rockers AC/DC turned up last week with this new live version of one of their classic hits form the 70’s and seven days on they are on the up, five places higher on the highway.
13. Megadeth – “Skin O’My Teeth” More rock now with a big new entry for American rock group Megadeth. This is the third single to come from their album “Countdown To Extinction” and follows “Symphony Of Destruction” into the UK top twenty.
12. The Orb – “Assassin” Going up three places in their second week are The Orb with their latest recording, their fourth since “Little Fluffy Clouds” became their first nearly two years ago.
11. Simple Minds – “Love Song/Alive And Kicking” Simple Minds greatest hits – “Glittering Prize” – is out now and it features these two 80’s releases, which went top ten last week and come back out with a fall of five places.
10. Arrested Development – “People Everyday” There’s a big UK chart debut next for US group Arrested Development with their second single, which has already gone top ten back home and debuts in the top ten on the other side of the Atlantic today.
9. Take That – “A Million Love Songs” Take That made their return to the top ten last week with the highest climber. But seven days on, they can’t go anywhere as the song gets a non-mover.
8. The Shamen – “Ebeneezer Goode” The former number one from The Shamen drops out of the top three and down five places this week. The song has actually been deleted by the group themselves, so expect a swift exit from hereon in.
7. Dr. Alban – “It’s My Life” Following them is the song that was at number two for three of The Shamen’s five weeks there from Dr. Alban, who is down two places this week.
6. Doctor Spin – “Tetris” Above him is the other good doctor in the top ten, Doctor Spin. ‘His’ console game song goes up two places this week.
5. Bon Jovi – “Keep The Faith” This week’s highest new entry sees the return of Bon Jovi to the UK chart with new music! It’s been over three years since we last heard from them and two since Jon himself graced the chart with “Blaze Of Glory”.
4. Madonna – “Erotica” From this week’s to last week’s and the new song from Madonna ‘pants’ its way into the top ten with a climb of seven places.
3. Bizarre Inc. featuring Angie Brown – “I’m Gonna Get You” Four weeks in and Bizarre Inc. are still climbing with their biggest hit so far. They and singer Angie Brown step up one more place.
2. Boyz II Men – “End Of The Road” Having made it to number two, Boyz II Men settle down and take second place in the UK for a second week with a non-mover.
1. Tasmin Archer – “Sleeping Satellite” Which means for a second week, Tasmin Archer takes pole position with her debut single as the biggest of the lot. But can she make it three in a row, or will Bizarre Inc., Madonna, Bon Jovi or someone else knock her out of the way? There’s only one way to find out…
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