UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 7th February 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 1st to Saturday 6th February 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 thirteen new entrys, three climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. The Cult – “She Sells Sanctuary” The Cult drop a massive twenty two places with the re-issue of their single from 1985. The band’s greatest hits album, “Pure Cult: For Rockers, Ravers, Lovers And Sinners”, is out now.
39. System 7 – “7:7 Expansion” UK dance act System 7 arrive on the top 40 this week for the very first time. The group formed in 1990 and this is their fifth release.
38. The Hothouse Flowers – “An Emotional Time” Coming back to the top 40 for the first time since 1990 are Irish band The Hothouse Flowers with this new entry that serves as the lead single from their upcoming third studio album.
37. Shaggy – “Oh Carolina” While making his UK chart debut is Jamaican rapper and singer Shaggy aka Orville Burrell with this his debut single!
36. Music and Mystery featuring Gwen McCrae – “All This Love I’m Giving” Angelo Starr, Billy Osborne and Steve Vincent make up Music and Mystery and they too make their UK chart debut this week with this track that features US singer Gwen McCrae, who finally bags her first UK top 40 hit.
35. Freddie Mercury – “The Great Pretender” The 1993 re-issue of Freddie Mercury’s 1987 top five hit falls six places in its second week, not living up to the great pretender the first time around.
34. INXS – “Beautiful Girl” INXS come back with a new entry and the fourth single from last year’s “Welcome To Wherever You Are” album, to give them four UK top 40 hits from it.
33. Undercover – “I Wanna Stay With You” It looks like Undercover will not be getting that third top five hit they so crave as their third single goes down five places in its second week.
32. Radiohead – “Anyone Can Play Guitar” British band Radiohead make their top 40 debut this week with their second single, which comes from their fist album that is out later this month.
31. Deacon Blue – “Will We Be Lovers?” Deacon Blue will release their fourth album next month and it already features one top twenty hit. This is the follow up and a new entry for them.
30. Mick Jagger – “Sweet Thing” The first single from Rolling Stone Mick Jagger’s new album landed on the chart last week, but seven days on and it’s falling six places.
29. Def Leppard – “Heaven Is…” Also going down is the latest single from Def Leppard’s last album, which departs the top twenty, down sixteen places.
28. D:Ream – “Things Can Only Get Better” And also going down is last week’s highest climber from D:Ream. Things don’t get better, they get worse as the song drops back four places.
27. Take That – “Could It Be Magic?” Take That‘s version of Barry Manilow‘s 70’s classic has been on the chart for ten weeks now and it leaves the upper half, down ten places.
26. Bon Jovi – “Bed Of Roses” Also coming out are Bon Jovi with their latest single, which also goes down ten places after just four weeks on the top 40.
25. Poison – “Stand” Fellow Americans Poison have been away from the UK top 40 for two years now but they have a new album coming out soon and this is the lead single, which is a new entry today.
24. Rapination featuring Kym Mazelle – “Love Me The Right Way” Going down two places are Italian producers the Rapino Brothers aka Rapination along with singer Kym Mazelle with this track.
23. Jon Secada – “Angel” While Jon Secada holds for a second week with the latest single from his debut album, which entered here this time last week.
22. Gloworm – “I Lift My Cup” Gloworm got their first chart hit last week with this song, but seven days on and they leave the top twenty, down two places.
21. Arrested Development – “Mr. Wendal” Also leaving the UK top twenty are Arrested Development with their second chart hit here, which falls seven places.
20. Tom Jones – “All You Need Is Love” Tom Jones’ cover of The Beatles 1967 number one came onto the chart last week but seven days on and he slips back one place.
19. Faith No More – “I’m Easy” Faith No More register a fifth week on the chart, the longest yet that they have stayed in the UK top 40 with a single, falling seven places.
18. Thunder – “A Better Man” More rock now as British band Thunder return with a clap and a new entry, which actually becomes their very first to go top twenty!
17. Sting – “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You” Sting is back in 1993 with new music and a new album on the way, his first for four years. This is the lead single and it puts him back in the top twenty for the first time since 1990.
16. Extreme – “Tragic Comic” Lots of new entries from last week dropping one place and Extreme join the crowd as their latest goes down one in its second week.
15. Sister Sledge – “We Are Family ’93” Sister Sledge slide a bit more. Down five for them and out of the top ten. They have a new best of coming out next week.
14. Lulu – “Independence” Lulu was hoping for some independence from the top twenty this week, but alas, she goes back to where she came in three weeks ago with a fall of three places.
13. Ultravox – “Vienna” The re-release of Ultravox’s 1982 hit enjoys a great second week, going up eight places, which is this week’s highest.
12. Saint Etienne – “You’re In A Bad Way” No bad way for British band Saint Etienne this week as their latest release gives them not only a big new entry but their first top twenty hit!
11. Usura – “Open Your Mind” Having been non-movers for the past two weeks, Usura open their mind to leaving the top ten for the first time and going down four places. Oh.
10. The Beloved – Sweet Harmony” The Beloved have also been non-movers for the last two weeks and they too make a move downwards, although remaining in the top ten, down two places.
9. Rolf Harris – “Stairway To Heaven” It’s been 24 years since artist and musician Rolf Harris was last in the UK singles charts, but he makes his return with a big top ten new entry and with a cover of a Led Zeppelin number from 1971.
8. M People – “How Can I Love You More?” Last week’s highest new entry was this remix from M People of their debut single from October 1991. Week two finds them going up two places.
7. Snap – “Exterminate” Snap go down three this week with their former three week long number two hit, which features their new singer Niki Harris on vocals.
6. Duran Duran – “Ordinary World” The new song from Duran Duran put them back in the top ten last week, but there’s no further advancement as they are non-movers.
5. East 17 – “Deep” And that goes for East 17 too as their third single holds fast just inside the top five. Their debut album is out in two weeks time.
4. West End featuring Sybil – “The Love I Lost” Sybil had been a non-mover for the past two weeks in third place, but her cover of the Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes song drops back one on this week’s chart.
3. Annie Lennox – “Little Bird” Blasting her way back into the top ten this week is Annie Lennox with the highest new entry and the fourth and highest charting single from her debut album, “Diva”!
2. Whitney Houston – “I Will Always Love You” It’s finally happened! After ten weeks on top, Whitney Houston is no longer number one as her cover of Dolly Parton’s song drops back one place.
1. 2 Unlimited – “No Limit” Which means wre have a new number one and it’s congratualations to Ray and Anita of 2 Unlimited as they move up one to claim their very first UK chart topper! But can they keep it, or will Annie fly up to the top or someone else put a limit on their time at the top? 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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