Christmas number one 1992

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 20th December 1992

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 20th 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 14th to Saturday 19th 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 five new entrys, thirteen climbers and five non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. The Brand New Heavies – “Stay This Way”
The Brand New Heavies kick off the Christmas top 40 of 1992 with a new entry, their third of this year, which has seen them break the top 40 for the first time.

39. Uncanny Alliance – “I Got My Education”
Making their debut this week are American duo Uncanny Alliance, who are Brinsley Evans and E.V. Mystique, and it’s with their debut single.

38. Louie Louie – “The Thought Of It”
Also making his UK top 40 debut is Puerto Rican musician Louis Cordero, better known as Louie Louie. He’s been recording since 1987 and this is the lead single from his upcoming second studio album.

37. HWA featuring Sonic The Hedgehog – “Supersonic”
It’s not game over yet for HWA or Sonic as their gain some more points and keep their debut single in the chart, going back up even by three places!

36. KWS and The Trammps – “Hold Back The Night”
Having gone up last week, KWS and The Trammps go the other way in their third as the song drops out of the top thirty, down six places.

35. U2 – “Whose Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses”
After a mighty gallop out of the top twenty last week, the latest single from U2’s album “Achtung Baby” falls just two this week.

34. Darlene Love – “All Alone On Christmas”
It’s been 29 years since American singer Darlene Love was last in the UK top 40, but she’s back and with something seasonal, that we seem to be lacking this year!

33. Mike Oldfield – “Tattoo”
Going up six places in his second week with the second single from his second “Tubular Bells” album, is Mike Oldfield!

32. Guns’N’Roses – “Yesterdays”
Guns’N’Roses’ yesterdays are not over just yet as they drop just two places this week with the latest single from “Use Your Illusion II”.

31. Kris Kross – “It’s A Shame”
The Kris Kross pair cross Guns’N’Roses and go up three places with their third single. All of them feature on their debut album, “Totally Krossed Out”.

30. Nirvana – “In Bloom”
Nirvana bloomed last week with this track that was the highest climber, but one week on and the song falls back two places.

29. Undercover – “Never Let Her Slip Away”
Slipping away just a little bit this week are Undercover with their cover of Andrew Gold‘s single from 1978 that goes down five places.

28. East Side Beat – “Alive And Kicking”
East Side Beat registered a top five hit last year with their version of “Ride Like The Wind”, but their cover of this Simple Minds classic finds less favour as it drops two places in week two.

27. Boyz II Men – “End Of The Road”
Seventeen weeks on and Boyz II Men can see no end of the road to their number one smash, which slips just four places with another one coming…

26. SL2 – “Way In My Brain”
SL2’s second top 40 entry of 1992 climbs a miserly three places in its second week, not the kind of progress their last one achieved.

25. Dina Carroll – “So Close”
Meantime, Dina Carroll goes down four places with her third solo top 40 hit of 1992. All three will appear on her debut album, which itself will appear in January.

24. Arrested Development – “People Everyday”
Everyday people or whatever you wish to call them take two steps down this week as Arrested Development achieve ten weeks on the UK top 40.

23. Boyz II Men – “Mowtownphilly”
Here come Boyz II Men again with the follow up to the song at No.27, which goes up nine places to be this week’s highest!

22. Slipstreem – “We Are Raving”
The first single from production duo Slipstreem made the chart this time last week and they too climb, but just five places.

21. 808 State and UB40 – “One In Ten”
One week in and one week out for 808 State and UB40 with this collaboration, which goes back four places and back to where they came in three weeks ago!

20. The Lemonheads – “Mrs. Robinson”
The Lemonheads made their UK top twenty debut last week with their version of Simon and Garfunkel’s 1960’s song and that’s where they remain for a second week on hold.

19. Michael Bolton – “Drift Away”
Michael Bolton is back with another cover version from his album that’s full of them. This time it’s his recording of John Henry Kurtz’s 1970 single and it gives him this week’s highest new entry!

18. Heaven 17 – “Temptation ’92”
Six weeks on and Heaven 17 are still tempting us with this remix of their 1983 top three hit, which goes down five places this week.

17. Stereo MC’s – “Step It Up”
Going down two places are the Stereo MC’s with their second top 40 hit single, having clocked up a whole month on the chart so far.

16. Cliff Richard – “I Still Believe In You”
Cliff still believes but not in a Christmas number one as he edges four steps further away from the top spot he last held in 1990.

15. Simply Red – “The Montreux EP”
Six weeks on and Simply Red are still doing big business with this live EP, which double backs and goes up three places this week!

14. The Prodigy – “Out Of Space”
The Prodigy also make a move of three places, but it’s going down as they come back down to earth from outer space!

13. Freddie Mercury – “In My Defence”
Also coming down is Freddie Mercury with his latest solo single, that leaves the top ten after just one week and descends five places.

12. Diana Ross – “If We Hold On Together”
Five weeks on and Diana Ross is still climbing with her theme from the film ‘The Land Before Time’, which this week goes up two places.

11. Lisa Stansfield – “Someday (I’m Coming Back)”
Lisa Stansfield‘s ‘comeback’ single from ‘The Bodyguard’ soundtrack put her within sight of the top ten with a climb of eight places this week.

10. Madonna – “Deeper And Deeper”
The Christmas top ten for the last three years has seen a Madonna single somewhere in it and she does so again this year. The song in question is down four places and back to where she came in three weeks ago!

9. Rod Stewart – “Tom Traubert’s Blues”
Having dropped down last week, Rod Stewart’s version of this classic, that also blends “Waltzing Matilda”, holds on as a non-mover.

8. Gloria Estefan – “The Miami Hitmix”
It’s been three years since Gloria Estefan last had a top ten hit with “Don’t Wanna Lose You” in the Summer of 1989. She’s back with a mix of some of her more uptempo songs that climbs eight places!

7. Boney M – “Boney M Megamix”
There’s another hit mix next and it comes from Boney M, who go up three places this week with snippets of “Rivers Of Babylon”, “Rasputin” and many others.

6. WWF Superstars – “Slam Jam”
The WWF Superstars have left the ring and also the top five this week with their non-mover of the last two weeks that goes down two places.

5. The Shamen – “Phorever People”
Back in the top five for the third time this year are The Shamen with last week’s highest new entry that goes up two places. Keep generating!

4. Take That – “Could It Be Magic?”
Going up one more spot are Take That with their highest charting single so far and their version of the Barry Manilow song that peaked at No.25 back in 1975.

3. Charles and Eddie – “Would I Lie To You?”
No change for a third week for Charles and Eddie as their former number one stays in the top three for a seventh week.

2. Michael Jackson – “Heal The World”
And there’s also no change for a third week in second place as Michael Jackson also refuses to do any better or any worse.

1. Whitney Houston – “I Will Always Love You”
Which means for a fourth week it’s Whitney Houston that keeps the top spot and also this year’s Christmas number one with her cover of Dolly Parton‘s song from ‘The Bodyguard’! Can she make it a fifth or will someone else take us into 1993? There’s only one way to find out…

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