UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 6th December 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 30th November to Saturday 5th December 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 eight new entrys, ten climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Nirvana – “In Bloom” Twelve months on from their UK top 40 debut, Nirvana are back with this new entry, which is the fourth single to come from last year’s album, “Nevermind”.
39. Shabba Ranks and Johnny Gill – “Slow And Sexy” Shabba Ranks and Johnny Gill win a third week in the UK chart, but only just as their collaboration slides eighteen places.
38. Phillip Schofield – “Close Every Door” And TV presenter Phillip Schofield also drops with his very first hit single, which was new last week and goes down eleven places, seven days later.
37. KWS featuring The Trammps – “Hold Back The Night” KWS still hold one of the biggest sellers of this year with “Please Don’t Go“. This is their third single and this time they are joined by 70’s supergroup The Trammps.
36. Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – “Intact” Something more recent came from Ned’s Atomic Dustbin last week with a new entry, but they may feel at least a little relief that the song isn’t going down, it’s just a non-mover.
35. Club 69 – “Let Me Be Your Underwear” Another of last week’s new entries that is going down is the one from Club 69. Just like the item of clothing in the title, the go down two places!
34. Rage – “Run To You” Still with us are Rage with their cover of Bryan Adams 1984 hit. Seven weeks on and they are nine places lower than they were.
33. HWA featuring Sonic The Hedgehog – “Supersonic” HWA are going up in their second week. Sonic The Hedgehog gives the game a boost with a climb of two places and on to part three…
32. Vanessa Paradis – “Be My Baby” Celebrating two months on the top 40 with her big comeback single is Vanessa Paradis. Her first hit here for over four years is down fifteen this week, however.
31. Richard Marx – “Chains Around My Heart” Those chains around Richard Marx‘s heart are pulling him down only seven days after he landed on our singles chart, he’s down two places.
30. The Shamen – “Boss Drum” The Shamen have been firing off singles every two months since July with “LSI” and while the latest falls seventeen places, there is another one not too far away…!
29. Kylie Minogue – “Celebration” Kylie‘s achieved nineteen top twenty hits with PWL Records and this is her last. Her cover of Kool and The Gang‘s 1980 smash is down nine places having not moved a muscle since she arrived three weeks ago.
28. REM – “Man On The Moon” REM fall back to earth with their latest release, which was new on last week but falls ten places in its second week.
27. Prince – “7” Prince, on the other hand, is going in a better direction. The second new single from him climbs eleven places to become this week’s highest of all.
26. Wreckx’N’Effect – “Rump Shaker” The first top 40 hit for Wreckx’N’Effect in three years made its debut last week but drops back two places in week two.
25. Gloria Estefan – “Miami Hit Mix” Gloria Estefan‘s first greatest hits album is out now and it includes all of her biggest hit both here and in America. This is a sample of five of her uptempo tunes and it puts her back in the chart with a new entry.
24. Guns’N’Roses – “Yesterdays” The second single from “Use Your Illusion II” by Guns’N’Roses goes down twelve places and out of the top twenty this week.
23. Deacon Blue – “Your Town” While the brand new single from Deacon Blue follows them out too, they are down eight places, as the band put the finishing touches to their next album.
22. The Lemonheads – “Mrs. Robinson” The Lemonheads made their arrival here last week with this cover of a Simon and Garfunkel classic and make an impression on us all as they take the song up six places.
21. 808 State and UB40 – “One In Ten” An interesting combination next as 808 State join forces with UB40 for this new entry that puts the latter back in the top 40 for the first time in more than two years.
20. Dina Carroll – “So Close” Dina Carroll makes it a hattrick this year as her third single release becomes her third top twenty hit, it does so with a climb of two places.
19. Arrested Development – “People Everyday” With two months in the UK top 40 now, Arrested Development leave the top ten and take their very first hit here down nine places.
18. Boyz II Men – “End Of The Road” Also down and out are Boyz II Men with their former number one, which is down twelve places and is now into its fourth month with us!
17. Undercover – “Never Let Her Slip Away” Undercover slip away and slip down ten this week with their second cover of this year, this time of an Andrew Gold top ten hit from 1978.
16. Diana Ross – “If We Hold On Together” Diana Ross held on for last week’s highest climber and she improves up on that in week three with a climb of three places.
15. U2 – “Whose Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses?” U2 come galloping the other way with their new entry from last week, which drops back one place, but still their fourth top twenty single from the “Achtung Baby” album.
14. Simply Red – “The Montreux EP” Simply Red finally make a move having spent three weeks in the same place and where they came in. Their very first EP goes down three places.
13. Boney M – “Boney M Megamix” We welcome back to the top twenty for the first time in thirteen years, Boney M this week with the megamix of classic hits that goes up ten places.
12. Stereo MC’s – “Step It Up” And stepping it up even more this week are the Stereo MC’s with their second hit single of this year, which is up four places.
11. Freddie Mercury – “In My Defence” The late Freddie Mercury, who died last year, is back with a posthumous new entry this week. The song was originally recorded in 1986 and features on a new album of his solo work that also includes “Barcelona”.
10. Madonna – “Deeper And Deeper” There are three new entries in the top ten this week and this is the first from Madonna, back with the follow up to “Erotica” and the second single from the album of the same name.
9. Take That – “Could It Be Magic?” And there’s a new entry for Take That, back with another cover version, this time of a Barry Manilow classic that gives the boys their third top ten hit of this year.
8. The Prodigy – “Out Of Space” The Prodigy are done with outta space and also the top five and they drop out and down three places with their latest release.
7. Cliff Richard – “I Still Believe In You” Cliff climbing! His bid for this year’s Christmas number one goes up two places and edges closer to the top spot he last held back in 1990.
6. Rod Stewart – “Tom Traubert’s Blues” Also going up two is Rod Stewart with his recording of this track coupled with “Waltzing Matilda” thrown in for good measure.
5. Heaven 17 – “Temptation ’92” Having been non-movers for the last two weeks, the remix of Heaven 17‘s biggest hit drops back one place but remains in the top five.
4. WWF Superstars – “Slam Jam” The WWF wrestling superstars join together and in the recording studio this time for this debut release which is also this week’s highest new entry!
3. Charles and Eddie – “Would I Lie To You?” The former number one from Charles and Eddie left the top spot last week and leaves the number two spot this week, down one more place.
2. Michael Jackson – “Heal The World” Meanwhile, the highest new entry from last week from Michael Jackson goes up one as he eyes up the top spot next week…
1. Whitney Houston – “I Will Always Love You” …which is currently occupied by fellow American Whitney Houston, who spends a second week on top with her cover of this Dolly Parton song from her film ‘The Bodyguard’. Can she hold on for a third, or will Jacko, the WWF Superstars or someone else knock her down? There’s only one way to find out…
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