UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 24th 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 18th to Saturday 23rd 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 twelve new entrys, one re-entry, seven climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Little Angels – “Womankind” The Little Angels fall fourteen places in their fourth week on the chart with their highest charting single to date.
39. Lisa Stansfield – “Someday (I’m Coming Back)” Going down eleven this week is Lisa Stansfield with her brand new song from the film ‘The Bodyguard’. Lisa is working on new material currently for release later this year.
38. Trey Lorenz – “Photograph Of Mary” American singer Trey Lorenz makes his UK top 40 debut this week with our first new entry. This is his third single release but his first to reach this far.
37. Martine Girault – “Revival” Also making her UK chart debut is Martine Girault with her debut single that came out last year but didn’t do so well. A re-release puts her in the top 40 at last.
36. The Time Frequency – “New Emotion” (EP) The Time Frequency moved up with their very first top 40 hit this time last week, but seven days on and there’s no progress with this non-mover.
35. D:Ream – “Things Can Only Get Better” …is what British dance act D:Ream hope in 1993 as they too re-issue their debut single from last year and make it to the top 40 for a new entry second time around.
34. The Prodigy – “Out Of Space” Eleven weeks on and The Prodigy are still out of space but touching down to land very soon as their biggest hit in twelve months descends four places.
33. The The – “Dogs Of Lust” Also going down are The The with their newest release, which has been a non-mover since it joined us three weeks ago but drops eight places this week.
32. The Frank And Walters – “After All” Going down nineteen places are Irish band The Frank And Walters with their very first top 40 hit here, having spent four weeks with us.
31. Stereo MC’s – “Step It Up” The Stereo MC’s step it up and out after nine weeks on the chart this time with their biggest hit yet, which goes down ten places this week.
30. Sugar – “If I Can’t Change Your Mind” American band Sugar are another act that make their UK top 40 debut this week. The band formed in 1991 and this is their fourth release which comes from their debut album, “Copper Blue”, which came out last year.
29. Apache Indian – “Arranged Marriage” Apache Indian’s arranged marriage is almost over as he leaves the top twenty, down thirteen places, with his first solo hit single.
28. Michael Jackson – “Heal The World” Michael Jackson drops sixteen places with the song that spent five weeks at number two over the Christmas and new year period.
27. Charles and Eddie – “Would I Lie To You?” And dropping thirteen places are Charles and Eddie with their debut single, which clock up a fourteenth week on the UK top 40!
26. Alexander O’Neal – “Love Makes No Sense” We welcome back Alexander O’Neal to the top 40 this week with a brand new song and a new album on the way. This is his first hit single for two years here.
25. Soul System – “It’s Gonna Be A Lovely Day” Just one week for Soul System’s cover of Bill Withers classic hit in the top twenty as they exit and fall back eight places.
24. Rapination featuring Kym Mazelle – “Love Me The Right Way” It makes good sense for Rapination to enlist the help of Kym Mazelle for their first hit as they go up eleven places to be this week’s highest climbers!
23. Leila K – “Open Sesame” Also going up in her second week, and all on her own this time, is Leila K, who climbs eight places. She has got to get!
22. Naughty By Nature – “Hip Hop Hooray” Naughty By Nature are back with a new entry this week. This is their second top 40 charting single here following “O.P.P.” last year.
21. Paul McCartney – “Hope Of Deliverance” Paul McCartney will release his brand new album at the beginning of February. This is the lead single but it just drops out of the top twenty this week, down three places.
20. Dinosaur Jnr. – “Start Choppin'” American rock band Dinosaur Jnr. make their UK top 40 debut in 1993. The group have been recording together since 1985 and after a couple pf near misses in recent years, this one makes it, and top twenty!
19. Def Leppard – “Heaven Is…” Def Leppard need no introduction. They are back with a new entry and another track from their “Adrenalize” album of 1992, which gives them a fourth top twenty hit.
18. The Shamen – “Phorever People” The Shamen go down seven places in their seventh week on the top 40 with the fourth hit from their most recent album.
17. Go West – “What You Won’t Do For Love” Go West were heading west with their latest single, but last week’s highest climber drops back two places on this week’s chart.
16. Peter Gabriel – “Steam” And steaming out of the top ten after just one week is Peter Gabriel as the latest track from his “Us” album goes down six places.
15. The Cult – “She Sells Sanctuary” The Cult return with a re-release of a 1985 single from their second album, “Love”. It enters where the song peaked eight years ago, so can they take it any higher next week…?
14. Lulu – “Independence” It’s been seven years, but we welcome Lulu back to the top 40 with brand new music and a new album due very soon and a big new entry!
13. Bon Jovi – “Bed Of Roses” The second single from Bon Jovi’s latest album arrived on the top 40 last week and they go up nine places in week two.
12. East 17 – “Deep” The second single from the East 17 boys didn’t do as well as their first, “House of Love”. Number three enters high, but can it give them a second top ten hit…?
11. Duran Duran – “Ordinary World” We welcome back Duran Duran to the top 40 this week after nearly three years with this brand new song, which gives them their highest charting single since “All She Wants Is…” back in January 1989.
10. Take That – “Could It Be Magic?” Take That‘s version of the song made famous by Barry Manilow has ben on the chart for two months now and they are still top ten, but down six places.
9. Arrested Development – “Mr Wendal” Going down three places are Arrested Development with their second UK chart hit and their second to peak in the top ten.
8. The Beloved – “Sweet Harmony” The Beloved made a big entry in last week’s chart with their first top ten hit for three years and seven days on, they go up one place.
7. Usura – “Open Your Mind” Also going up one are producers Usura, who debuted with this song, released on the deConstruction label, home to M People and K-Klass.
6. Faith No More – “I’m Easy” Faith No More take it easy and perhaps too easy as they drop down three places this week with their version of the old Commodores hit.
5. Sister Sledge – “We Are Family ’93” Moving into the top five are Sister Sledge with the remix of their 1979 hit that was last week’s highest new entry and goes up two places.
4. 2 Unlimited – “No Limit” This week’s highest new entry comes from Ray and Anita of 2 Unlimited with new music of 1993 and it gives them their fourth UK top ten hit straight away!
3. West End featuring Sybil – “The Love I Lost” Sybil climbs two more places this week with her version of Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes 1973 single, which is much higher than the original and is now her highest charting single!
2. Snap – “Exterminate” Holding on to the number two spot for a third week running are Snap with their latest. It could have been their third number one, but continues to be outsold by another.
1. Whitney Houston – “I Will Always Love You” …that song is Whitney’s version of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You“, which stays at the top for a NINTH week running, making her the longest chart topper since Bryan Adams back in 1991. Can she possibly make it a tenth, or will Sybil, 2 Unlimited, Sister Sledge or someone else stop her? There’s only one way to find out…
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