UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 31st 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 25th to Saturday 30th 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, two re-entry’s, seven climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. The Time Frequency – “New Emotion” EP The Time Frequency make a move this week, but it’s in the wrong direction as their first charting single/EP falls four places.
39. Go West – “What You Won’t Do For Love” Taking a much bigger hit is the latest release from Go West, which slides twenty two places having been with us for four weeks.
38. Michael Jackson – “Heal The World” We say goodbye to a number of big hits from last year this week as the former Christmas number two hit from Michael Jackson drops ten places, having been on the chart for ten weeks.
37. Charles and Eddie – “Would I Lie To You?” Also dropping ten is the former number one from Charles and Eddie, which has been around for fifteen weeks! Would I lie to you?(!)
36. Dinosaur Jnr. – “Start Choppin'” Much more recent than that is the new entry from Dinosaur Jnr. from last week which leaves the top twenty, down sixteen places.
35. Leila K – “Open Sesame” And going down twelve places is the first solo UK hit single from Leila K, who wasn’t so much got to get but get to got!
34. Gary Clark – “We Sail On The Stormy Waters” We welcome Scottish musician to the top 40 for the first time on his own this week with this new entry. Gary is better known as one third of Danny Wilson, who last graced the top 40 back in 1989 with “Second Summer Of Love”.
33. Paul McCartney – “Hope Of Deliverance” The new song from Paul McCartney goes down twelve places this week, his brand new album is called “Off The Ground” and it’s out tomorrow!
32. Cathy Dennis – “Falling” Cathy Dennis is back with a third helping from her album “Into The Skyline” this week and it’s a third top 40 hit following up on “Irresistible” from late last year.
31. Alexander O’Neal – “Love Makes No Sense” Love may make no sense to Alexander O’Neal but he will think his new single falling five places in its second week will make even less sense!
30. The Shamen – “Phorever People” The Shamen haven’t quite been around ‘phorever’ but notch up eight weeks with their latest, which leaves the upper half of the chart, down twelve places.
29. Freddie Mercury – “The Great Pretender” The late Freddie Mercury is back this week and it’s with a re-release of his 1987 recording of The Platters earlier original, which peaked at No.4 back then.
28. Undercover – “I Wanna Stay With You” Undercover are back for 1993 and a third shot at chart action with this new entry. This time they cover a 1976 song from Scottish duo Gallagher and Lyle. Will it be their third top five hit in a row…?
27. Naughty By Nature – “Hip Hop Hooray” The latest single from Naughty By Nature joined the top 40 last week, but its not hip hop hooray for them as the song drops five places.
26. Peter Gabriel – “Steam” Peter Gabriel continues to run out of steam with his first top ten hit for over six years, which falls ten places having left the top ten this time last week.
25. Mick Jagger – “Sweet Thing” The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger gains entry to the top 40, this time as a solo artist. It’s the first track from his upcoming third studio album, his first since “Primitive Cool” back in 1987.
24. D:Ream – “Things Can Only Get Better” …they can for D:Ream second time around as the re-issue of their debut single goes up eleven places and that is this weeks highest!
23. Jon Secada – “Angel” Jon Secada made his mark in 1992 with his debut single “Just Another Day”. This is the third single to come from his debut album and it gives him a third UK top 40 chart entry.
22. Rapination featuring Kym Mazelle – “Love Me The Right Way” Rapination and Kym Mazelle were last week’s highest climbers and they continue to move ‘the right way’ going up two this week.
21. Ultravox – “Vienna” It’s been some time since we last saw Ultravox on the top 40. They have a new best of coming out next month and before that they re-issue perhaps their best known song, which was last in the top 40 back in early 1981.
20. Gloworm – “I Lift My Cup” There’s a new entry and a chart first for producers Sedric Johnson and Will Mount next who go by the name of Gloworm and this is their debut single!
19. Tom Jones – “All You Need Is Love” It was back in 1964 that Tom Jones made his chart debut and nearly thirty years on he’s still bagging them. This is his latest and first since 1988.
18. The Cult – “She Sells Sanctuary” The Cult returned with this former top twenty hit last week, but a drop of three places means they still can’t get it any higher than No.15!
17. Take That – “Could It Be Magic?” Take That are working on new material for release in 1993 but for now their version of the Barry Manilow song leaves the top ten, down seven places.
16. Bon Jovi – “Bed Of Roses” Missing out on a top ten placing this time are Bon Jovi with the second single from “Keep The Faith”, which slips back three places.
15. Extreme – “Tragic Comic” Fellow Americans Extreme are back with a new entry this week, one above. This is the third single from their most recent album, “III Sides To Every Story”.
14. Arrested Development – “Mr. Wendal” Out of the top ten this week come Arrested Development, down five places and in their fifth week with the follow up to “People Everyday”.
13. Def Leppard – “Heaven Is…” British rockers Def Leppard go up six places with the latest cut from their album “Adrenalize”, which has now surpassed sales of 500,000 copies.
12. Faith No More – “I’m Easy” Faith No More’s version of The Commodores 1977 top ten hit drops six places this week, from number six and out of the top ten.
11. Lulu – “Independence” Lulu continues with her independence this week. Seven days on from her chart comeback, her brand new song climbs three places.
10. Sister Sledge – “We Are Family ’93” The 1993 remix of Sister Sledge’s first chart hit here in the UK drops five places and out of the top five this week.
9. M People – “How Can I Love You More?” M People notched up four top 40 hits in the past 14 months, all from their debut album, “Northern Soul”. This was the first and in remix form it comes back to the chart much higher than it did before and it’s also this week’s highest new entry!
8. The Beloved – “Sweet Harmony” The Beloved remain in sweet harmony with their first top ten hit for three years, but it’s a non-mover for them in week three.
7. Usura – “Open Your Mind” M People and Usura give dance label deConstruction two top ten hits this week, the higher of the two is also a non-mover.
6. Duran Duran – “Ordinary World” This big news for Duran Duran this week is that their brand new song goes up five places to give the band their first top ten hit for four years!
5. East 17 – “Deep” Also returning to the top ten are East 17 with their third single release, which is seven places higher and five higher than their previous best!
4. Snap – “Exterminate” Having been kept off the top for the past three weeks, Snap drop down two places with their latest and the second hit single from the album “The Madman’s Return”.
3. West End featuring Sybil – “The Love I Lost” Staying put for a second week in third place are producers West End and their singer Sybil with their cover of Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes 1973 original.
2. 2 Unlimited – “No Limit” Last week’s highest new entry came from 2 Unlimited with this brand new track and they go up two places in week two to number two, where they’ve been twice before!
1. Whitney Houston – “I Will Always Love You” So for a TENTH week running, Whitney Houston stays at the very top with her version of Dolly Parton’s original recording. Can she make it an eleventh and catch Bryan Adams up, or will 2 Unlimited or someone else stop her? There’s only one way to find out…
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