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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 3rd January 1993

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 3rd January 1993

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 28th December 1992 to Saturday 2nd January 1993.

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 two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Nirvana – “In Bloom”
Welcome to 1993! Surprisingly, there were a number of new singles released this week and we have a few new entries, which means Nirvana have to move out of the way and down ten places with their most recent.

39. East Side Beat – “Alive And Kicking”
So do East Side Beat with their cover of the Simple Minds song from 1985, which survives a fourth week in the top 40, but down six places.

38. Prefab Sprout – “Life Of Surprises”
Our first newcomer of this new year are some old friends, Prefab Sprout, with another new track from their greatest hits album of last year, also called “A Life Of Surprises”.

37. Dina Carroll – “So Close”
Winning a sixth week with this gorgeous ballad is Dina Carroll, which falls eleven places, as Dina prepares to release the album of the same name this month.

36. Undercover – “Never Let Her Slip Away”
…is what Undercover have been telling us for nine weeks now. Their second big hit of 1992 stays top 40 but also down eleven and they prepare to slip away…

35. The Farm – “Love See No Colour”
One of last week’s three new entries was The Farm with this track and as there are no lightning climbers this week, a move of five places makes them the highest!

34. Freddie Mercury – “In My Defence”
Expect some changes in the upper half of the chart which will release some songs from the Christmas period. One of those comes from Freddie Mercury who slides twenty one places.

33. SL2 – “Way In My Brain”
SL2 go down too but not that much, just five for them and four weeks in the top 40 for them this time around with their second hit from 1992.

32. Sultans Of Ping FC – “You Talk Too Much”
Something new next and we welcome Irish band the Sultans Of Ping FC to the UK top 40 finally after four previous attempts, this quartet their first!

31. Michael Bolton – “Drift Away”
Michael Bolton is allowed to drift away from the top twenty and descend thirteen places with his final release of 1992.

30. Paul McCartney – “Hope Of Deliverance”
We welcome back Paul McCartney to the top 40 this week with new music and a new album on the horizon, This marks his first appearance since “Birthday” back in 1990.

29. Little Angels – “Womankind”
The Little Angels have been in the top 40 more recent than that. They too have a new album coming out this month and this is the third single to come from it.

28. Rod Stewart – “Tom Traubert’s Blues”
Rod Stewart almost follows in Freddie’s footsteps as he makes a rapid departure from the top ten this week with this recording which drops twenty places!

27. Apache Indian – “Arranged Marriage”
Last week’s highest new entry came from Apache Indian with his first solo single to make the top 40. Week two finds him two places higher.

26. Boyz II Men – “Mowtownphilly”
Amazingly, there are still TWO singles from Boyz II Men on the chart and the lowest of the two is the most recent! The follow up to their number one is down two places.

25. Sunscreem – “Broken English”
Sunscreem bag a new entry this week, their first of 1993 with a 1992 recording that now gives them three top 40 hit singles in a row!

24. Simply Red – “The Montreux EP”
After seven weeks of top twenty action the EP from Simply Red departs and after two months on the chart, they are ten places lower than they were.

23. Boyz II Men – “End Of The Road”
The end of the road seems neverending for Boyz II Men as their former chart topper stays in the UK top 40 for a NINETEENTH week and also goes up two places!

22. The Lemonheads – “Mrs. Robinson”
The Lemonheads could only dream of nineteen weeks on the chart. Instead, after just six weeks, their cover of “Mrs. Robinson” goes down three places.

21. Arrested Development – “People Everyday”
Arrested Development also seem to defy any attempt to leave the top 40, after three months now, the song goes back up the chart, two places higher than it rebounded last week!

19. 808 State and UB40 – “One In Ten”
We have a rare development this week in that two singles have sold the same amount of copies so there is no No.20, instead 808 State and UB40 go up one place to a new peak for this song!

19. Jesus Jones – “The Devil You Know”
And on equal ground are Jesus Jones with this new entry as the band prepare to release a brand new album this year.

18. Slipstreem – “We Are Raving”
Slipstreem are raving again this week as their debut single, which was a non-mover on last week’s chart, sets off and comes into the top twenty, up four places.

17. Diana Ross – “If We Hold On Together”
So near and yet so far. Six weeks of progress put Diana Ross jut outside the top ten last week, but just seven days later the song drops six places.

16. Heaven 17 – “Temptation ’92”
Continued good news, however, for Heaven 17, as the 1992 remix of their 1983 chart hit continues to go back up the chart, this week by one place.

15. Stereo MC’s – “Step It Up”
And that also goes for the Stereo MC’s, as their second hit single also goes up one place, having gone down only two weeks ago.

14. The Frank And Walters – “After All”
New music time now and it’s a big debut for Irish band The Frank And Walters with their third single, which becomes third time lucky for the band and gives them their very first UK top 40 hit!

13. Lisa Stansfield – “Someday (I’m Coming Back)”
Lisa Stansfield achieved just one week in the top ten with her new song, which comes from the film ‘The Bodyguard’. Seven days on and she falls three places.

12. Madonna – “Deeper And Deeper”
Overtaking her is Madonna, who goes back up the chart by one place with the second single from her “Erotica” album.

11. Boney M – “Boney M Megamix”
And taking an exit from the top ten are Boney M with their hitmix/megamix, which goes down four places after three weeks inside.

10. Gloria Estefan – “Miami Hit Mix”
We start the top ten with the other hit mix which comes from Gloria Estefan, who went down one last week and does the same this week.

9. The Prodigy – “Out Of Space”
The Prodigy picked themselves up last week with the track having left the top ten the previous week and they make good on it again with a return and a climb of three places!

8. Arrested Development – “Mr. Wendal”
Boyz II Men are not alone in having two songs on the chart this week, Arrested Development join in and with a new entry as well.

7. Snap – “Exterminate”
Just above them is this week’s highest new entry which comes from Snap and with the follow up to last year’s massive number one. Can they make it two in a row…?

6. WWF Superstars – “Slam Jam”
The WWF Superstars seem to go into the ring and out again on a regular basis. They returned to the top five last week and they come back out with a drop of one place.

5. The Shamen – “Phorever People”
Going the other way and swapping places are The Shamen, who go back into the top five with a climb of one place and back to where they were two weeks ago.

4. Charles and Eddie – “Would I Lie To You?”
It’s taken four weeks but Charles and Eddie finally do something with their former number one, which falls one place in its ninth week in the top ten!

3. Take That – “Could It Be Magic?”
They also do a swap this week and it’s with Take That with their cover of this Barry Manilow hit, who go up one place to a new chart high for them.

2. Michael Jackson – “Heal The World”
There’s no moving Michael Jackson, not even for the top spot as the latest single from his 1991 album “Dangerous” spends a FIFTH week in a row at number two!

1. Whitney Houston – “I Will Always Love You”
Jacko has been unable to move Whitney Houston, who wins a sixth week at the top with her cover of this Dolly Parton song from the film ‘The Bodyguard’. Can any one lay claim to the number one, or will we see her here again for a seventh? 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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