UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 17th 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 11th to Saturday 16th 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 ten new entrys, seven climbers and five non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Madonna – “Deeper And Deeper” Madonna survives a seventh week on the UK top 40 with the second single from her “Erotica” album. It goes down ten places and there is a third already lined up…
39. 808 State and UB40 – “One In Ten” 808 State and UB40 have also been on the chart for seven weeks with this collaboration, which drops eleven places this week.
38. Prefab Sprout – “Life Of Surprises” After a big boost in their second week, Prefab Sprout drop right back down again, fourteen places in fact and right back to where they came in three weeks ago!
37. Cher – “Many Rivers To Cross” Cher may have many rivers to cross but she doesn’t cross any other single this week as they all do around her, with this non-mover.
36. The Time Frequency – “New Emotion” (EP) Crossing Cher are The Time Frequency with their first top 40 charting release, an EP, which climbs three places in week two.
35. Rapination featuring Kym Mazelle – “Love Me The Right Way” Italian producers Rapination bag their very first top 40 chart hit this week with this new entry and they bring along with them Kym Mazelle, who we last saw back in January 1990 with “Was That All It Was?”.
34. Fargetta and Anne-Marie Smith – “Music” Also claiming his first UK top 40 hit is another Italian producer, Mario Fargetta, who is joined by British singer Anne-Marie Smith of The 49ers for this new entry.
33. Gloria Estefan – “The Miami Hit Mix” Gloria Estefan falls fifteen places with her “Miami Hit Mix”, the second single to come from her “Greatest Hits” album of last year and there is a third coming very soon.
32. Belly – “Feed The Tree” American rock band Belly gain entry to the UK top 40 for the first time this week with this, their second single, which will feature on their debut album coming out at the end of this month.
31. Leila K – “Open Sesame” Cast your mind back to the end of 1989-beginning of 1990 and there was a big top ten hit for Rob’N’Raz with “Got To Get”. That song featured the vocals of Leila K and here she is three years later, on her own, and back in the UK top 40!
30. The Prodigy – “Out Of Space” The Prodigy have been in and out of space for some ten weeks now, the past nine of which have been in the upper half of the chart. This week they leave and fall eleven places.
29. Sunscreem – “Broken English” That also goes for Sunscreem, which their highest charting single to date, which slides sixteen places after just one week there.
28. Lisa Stansfield – “Someday (I’m Coming Back)” Someday Lisa Stansfield will come back with another hit. For now though, her contribution to ‘The Bodyguard’ goes down nine places.
27. En Vogue – “Give It Up, Turn It Loose” No top twenty hit for En Vogue this time as their new entry from last week goes back five places. The girls have, however, not previously charted with three singles from the same album here in the UK.
26. Little Angels – “Womankind” Last week the Little Angels scored their highest charting single which was also the highest climber, but seven days on and they drop back fourteen places.
25. The The – “Dogs Of Lust” Going nowhere in their second week on the chart are The The with their brand new single, and their first chart hit for nearly four years.
24. Pop Will Eat Itself – “Get The Girl, Kill The Baddies” Dropping out of the top ten following their new entry of last week are Pop Will Eat Itself, who fall fifteen places and right out of the upper half of the chart.
23. Jesus Jones – “The Devil You Know” The also goes for Jesus Jones, who went into the top ten last week and come straight back out and down thirteen places.
22. Bon Jovi – “Bed Of Roses” Bon Jovi are back with a new entry this week and the second single from their album “Keep The Faith”, which follows the title track from last Autumn.
21. Stereo MC’s – “Step It Up” The Stereo MC’s are on the move but stepping down and out of the top twenty as their biggest hit yet falls six places having been on the chart for two months now.
20. Del Amitri – “When You Were Young” Del Amitri are back in the top twenty this week with a new entry, this is the fourth single to come from last year’s “Change Everything” album.
19. Alice In Chains – “Would” There’s another new entry next and a UK top 40 debut for American band Alice In Chains. This is the first single to come from their next and second studio album, the follow up to 1991’s “Facelift”.
18. Paul McCartney – “Hope Of Deliverance” Paul McCartney both hopes and delivers with his latest release, which climbs nine places this week to put him back in the top twenty.
17. Soul System – “It’s Gonna Be A Lovely Day” Also moving into the top twenty are Soul System with their cover of the old Bill Withers song which goes up four places.
16. Apache Indian – “Arranged Marriage” Apache Indian’s arrange marriage appears to have hit the rocks for now as his first solo chart hit is a non-mover this week.
15. Go West – “What You Won’t Do For Love” Not so for Go West this week, who return to the top twenty for the second time in three months as the follow up to “Faithful” climbs nineteen places, making it the highest of all!
14. Charles and Eddie – “Would I Lie To You?” Having spent three months in the top ten, Charles and Eddie depart with their former number one, which drops out and down six places.
13. The Frank and Walters – “After All” Alos going back the other way are Irish band The Frank and Walters, whose first UK chart hit falls back two places, after all.
12. Michael Jackson – “Heal The World” The former Christmas runner up this year from Michael Jackson exits the top ten for the very first time in eight weeks as he goes down seven places.
11. The Shamen – “Phorever People” And also slipping out are The Shamen, down four for them, with the third top five hit from their album, “Boss Drum”.
10. Peter Gabriel – “Steam” It’s been seven years but Peter Gabriel makes his return to the top ten this week, with a full head of steam, he goes up seven places.
9. The Beloved – “Sweet Harmony” We welcome back to the chart The Beloved after an absence of three years, now in reduced form, Jon Marsh and co bag their biggest and highest entry to date!
8. Usura – “Open Your Mind” Above them are producers Usura who make their chart debut this week with this infectious dance track and an even more infectious video to match!
7. Sister Sledge – “We Are Family ’93” Just above them and making their top 40 comeback after eight years away are Sister Sledge with a brand new remix of their 1979 top ten hit, which is also this week’s highest new entry!
6. Arrested Development – “Mr. Wendal” There is just one song on the top 40 this week from Arrested Development and it’s their latest and it’s also going down two places.
5. West End featuring Sybil – “The Love I Lost” American singer Sybil was last in the top ten in January 1990 with her cover of “Walk On By”, it takes another cover to put her back there as she climbs nine places.
4. Take That – “Could It Be Magic?” The covers keep coming and Take That are next as they drop down one place with their version of the Barry Manilow hit and back to where they were three weeks ago.
3. Faith No More – “I’m Easy” And still they come, this time with Faith No More’s cover of old The Commodores song, which continues to be their biggest hit here in the UK and goes up three places.
2. Snap – “Exterminate” Snap fail to exterminate the holder of the top spot and instead hold on to second place for a second week with their latest.
1. Whitney Houston – “I Will Always Love You” Which means Whitney Houston remains on top for an eighth week making her the longest chart topper since Shakespear’s Sister a year ago. Can she go further and make it a ninth, or will Faith No More, Sybil or someone else put an end to her reign? There’s only one way to find out…
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