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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 25th October 1992

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 25th 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 19th to Saturday 24th 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 ten new entrys, twelve climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. Prince – “My Name Is Prince”
The first single from the new Prince album has lasted four weeks on the UK top 40 and nearly slides out with a drop of twenty three places.

39. Jon Secada – “Do You Believe In Us?”
Coming back for a second shot at a hit single is Gloria Estefan’s former co-writer and singer Jon Secada with our first new entry of this week. More from her later on.

38. Dina Carroll – “Special Kind Of Love”
Like Prince, Dina Carroll‘s latest single has been on the chart for four weeks and she falls sixteen places in her one month anniversary.

37. The Orb – “Assassin”
Big changes are to be expected in the upper half of the chart as another former top twenty hit slides a massive twenty five places for The Orb.

36. Metallica – “Wherever I May Roam”
Lots of Rock music too and our first slice is a new entry from Metallica with the follow up to their top ten hit “Nothing Else Matters”.

35. The Chippendales – “Give Me Your Body”
And there’s also some saucyness going on as well. Madonna isn’t the only one able to increase the blood pressure, here come American strippers The Chippendales with a new entry and a UK chart debut now as budding singers…!

34. Charles and Eddie – “Would I Lie To You?”
There’s another chart debut next and a debut single from this American duo of Charles Pettigrew and Eddie Chacon. The song has been out in their home country for two months now.

33. Patty Smyth and Don Henley – “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough”
The duet from Patty Smyth and Don Henley goes down just seven places this week as the pair amass five weeks in the UK top 40.

32. Liberation – “Liberation”
While the self-titled debut single from producers Liberation drops four places in its second week and out of the top thirty.

31. AC/DC – “Highway To Hell”
Ozzie rock next as the live version of AC/DC’s hit from the 1970’s departs the top twenty and goes down seventeen places.

30. Therapy? – “Teethgrinder”
Back to the Rock music and this time it’s a chart debut for Irish band Therapy? with their second single which features on their already third studio album, which is out now.

29. The Shamen – “Ebeneezer Goode”
Now firmly deleted and with only a few copies left on the shelves, the former number one from The Shamen slides twenty one places and out of the top ten, where it was this time last week.

28. Undercover – “Baker Street”
Not going that far are Undercover with their cover of Gerry Rafferty‘s former number one, which clocks up three months on the chart and goes down thirteen places.

27. Bjorn Again – “Erasure-ish”
The Australian tribute act for ABBA, Bjorn Again, made their UK chart debut last week with their tribute to ABBA cover artists Erasure, but unlike their former five week chart topper, Bjorn Again drop two places in week two.

26. Annie Lennox – “Cold”
Back with a fourth slice of her debut album is Annie Lennox with this new entry, making it the fourth of the four to reach the top 40.

25. The Smiths – “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”
It’s a good week for The Smiths with their latest re-issued single. This one is only five years old but it storms up fifteen places in its second week.

24. Gloria Estefan – “Always Tomorrow”
Going up five places in her second week is Jon Secada’s mate Gloria Estefan with her new single, which will feature on her first greatest hits album coming out at the end of the month.

23. Lionel Richie – “My Destiny”
Lionel Richie has done very well with this new song from his current greatest hits album. Eleven weeks on and he only just leaves the top twenty, down three places.

22. Simple Minds – “Love Song/Alive And Kicking”
Going down eleven and out of the top twenty are Simple Minds, who also have a best of compilation out which features these two older and former releases.

21. Sunscreem – “Perfect Motion”
Sunscreem got their first top twenty hit this time last week, but seven days is all they get, as the song drops out, down three places.

20. Michael Bolton – “To Love Somebody”
Making a big debut this week is Michael Bolton with his version of a Bees Gees song from 1967, which comes from an album of cover versions this is coming out soon.

19. Vanessa Paradis – “Be My Baby”
Remember “Joe Le Taxi” from the beginning of 1988? Well that was sung by Vanessa Paradis and over four years later, she’s back with a more mature sound and also this week’s highest climber of eighteen places!

18. The Farm – “Don’t You Want Me?”
The Farm go up one this week with their cover of The Human League‘s former Christmas number one from 1981, which is their first top twenty hit for nearly two years.

17. Chris Rea – “Nothing To Fear”
Chris Rea has nothing to fear with his brand new single, but he does chart wise as seven days after its arrival, the song drops one place.

16. John Lee Hooker – “Boom Boom”
American singer John Lee Hooker was last in the UK top 40 incredibly some 28 years ago with “Dimples”. Two decades on and he makes a big return with this new entry that also serves as the title track of a new album he has coming out.

15. Zucchero and Luciano Pavarotti – “Miserere”
Italian singer Zucchero was last in the UK top twenty only last year with Paul Young. He’s back with opera singer Luciano Pavarotti this time and both of them are here, twelve places up on last week.

14. Ambassadors Of Funk – “Supermarioland”
If you thought Tetris was too much then you will love this new entry which uses another video game as the basis for its backdrop from the so called ‘Ambassadors Of Funk’, who are producer Simon Harris, last seen in his own guise with “Here Comes That Sound” back in 1988!

13. Go West – “Faithful”
Go West came back to the chart with new music last week after just over two years away and they enjoy a big boost of seventeen places in their second.

12. Dr. Alban – “It’s My Life”
He’s been in the top ten for seven weeks, but that’s all for Dr. Alban as his very first UK chart hit goes down five places and out.

11. Felix – “It Will Make Me Crazy”
Heading that way for a second top ten hit is Felix with the follow up to ‘his’ “Don’t You Want Me?” which goes up twelve places.

10. Rage – “Run To You”
This week’s highest new entry is a cover of an old Bryan Adams song from 1984 which has been reworked by British dance act Rage. This was their debut single, originally released earlier this year and second time round, it hits the chart in a big way.

9. Erma Franklin – “(Take A Little) Piece Of My Heart”
Taking another big step this week is last week’s highest climber from Erma Franklin. Her 1967 original goes up twelve places to put her and the song back in the top ten after a gap of 25 years!

8. Doctor Spin – “Tetris”
It looks like producers Doctor Spin have lost their game as the other tune based on a games console goes down two places.

7. Take That – “A Million Love Songs”
Having been non-movers for the last two weeks, Take That make a move of two places in an upwardly direction with their second top ten hit and back to where they were in the Spring with “It Only Takes A Minute”.

6. Arrested Development – “People Everyday”
The UK chart debut from Arrested Development is also going up the chart, four places higher for them. The track comes from their debut album called “3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life Of…” that was released Stateside in March this year.

5. Bon Jovi – “Keep The Faith”
Last week’s highest new entry came from Bon Jovi with their first new material as a band for four years, but seven days on, the song sticks in the same place.

4. Bizarre Inc. featuring Angie Brown – “I’m Gonna Get You”
Bizarre Inc. are not gonna get to number one this week as their biggest hit yet, with singer Angie Brown in charge, goes down one place.

3. Madonna – “Erotica”
Doing a swap and going up one is Madonna and the title track of her brand new album, which promises to not all be about sex!

2. Tasmin Archer – “Sleeping Satellite”
There’s one up and one down at the top this week as Tasmin Archer‘s debut single, which has been number one for the last two weeks, drops off and down one place.

1. Boyz II Men – “End Of The Road”
While going up one are Boyz II Men, who reach the end of the road and become this week’s new number one with their very first UK top 40 single! Can they keep it though, or will Madonna, Arrested Development or someone else make them go back? 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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