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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 21st February 1993

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 21st 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 15th to Saturday 20th 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, eight climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Heaven 17 – “(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang”
Heaven 17 are back this week with another remix of an earlier single. This one was their debut single in 1981 and only got as far as No.45, so this entry marks its top 40 debut!

39. The Quireboys – “Brother Louie”
The Quireboys made their return to the top 40 last week with this track, but seven days on and they are falling seven places.

38. Oui 3 – “For What It’s Worth”
Oui 3 came onto the top 40 for the very first time last week with their debut single and also take a hit in week two, going down ten places.

37. kd Lang – “Constant Craving”
Canadian singer kd Lang made her first UK chart appearance last year with her additional vocals to Roy Orbison’s “Crying”. This time she’s back and on her own for this new entry.

36. Neil Young – “Harvest Moon”
Neil Young has been away from the UK top 40 since 1971 would you believe! He released a new album last year, and this is the title track which puts him back with us.

35. Pantera – “Walk”
There’s a UK top 40 entry next for American heavy metal group Pantera, who have been recording together since 1983 but after six studio albums, they get a UK chart hit at long last.

34. Wendy James – “The Nameless One”
Good news for former Transvision Vamp Wendy James, who goes up two places with her first chart hit single as a solo artist.

33. Charles and Eddie – “NYC (Can You Believe This City?)”
Also going up two are Charles and Eddie with single number two, which needs to climb alot more if they are going to repeat the success of their first.

32. INXS – “Beautiful Girl”
Coming back down after one good week are INXS with the fourth single from their “Welcome To Wherever You Are” album, which falls nine places.

31. Mary J Blige – “Reminisce”
We welcome American singer Mary J Blige to the UK top 40 this week. This is her third single release and it’s third time lucky for her. Her last single, “Real Love”, made the US top ten.

30. Boyz II Men – “In The Still Of The Nite”
Coming back for more are Boyz II Men with a third UK top 40 entry. Their last single only peaked in the top thirty, so can they take this one any further…?

29. Dina Carroll – “This Time”
Dina Carroll released her first album last month and it’s already gone top ten, It features all three top twenty hits from last year and this could be number four as the latest cut from that album registers a new entry.

28. Peter Polycarpou – “Love Hurts”
They may be top of the ratings, but what’ll Birds Of A Feather actor Peter Polycarpou do as his very first single falls two places in week two?

27. Rage Against The Machine – “Killing In The Name”
Quite a few chart newcomers this week and among them are American band Rage Against The Machine with this, their debut single, which brings them to the UK top 40 with a new entry.

26. Usura – “Open Your Mind”
Usura leave the top twenty for the very first time with their debut single, which drops ten places, having spent just over a month there.

25. Sting – “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You”
Losing faith in Sting means that his brand new release also leaves the upper half of the chart as it goes down eleven places.

24. Saint Etienne – “You’re In A Bad Way”
Following him are Saint Etienne, who are in a bad way too with their biggest chart hit so far, which descends nine places.

23. Stereo MC’s – “Ground Level”
And dropping out after just one week are the Stereo MC’s with their third top twenty hit, which drops back four places.

22. Bizarre Inc. featuring Angie Brown – “Took My Love”
Bizarre Inc. and Angie Brown achieved a big hit last year with “I’m Gonna Get You” so it would seem wise for the same combination to reunite for a follow up and it gives them a new entry this week.

21. The Beloved – “Sweet Harmony”
The Beloved just slip out of the top twenty as their biggest tune so far falls nine places. Their new album, “Conscience”, is out now.

20. Metallica – “Sad But True”
The new single from Metallica moves up one spot this week, which takes them back into the UK top twenty for the first time this year.

19. Snap – “Exterminate”
While Snap are down six places in their eighth week on the chart with their biggest hit since their five week chart topper last Summer.

18. Tasmin Archer – “In Your Care”
It was late last Summer that we met Tasmin Archer for the very first time and she took her debut single to the very top of the chart. This is her long awaited follow up so can she do the same again…?

17. REM – “The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight”
The latest cut from the new REM album, “Automatic For The People”, moves into the top twenty in week two with a climb of five places.

16. M People – “How Can I Love You More? ’93”
Falling six places and out of the top ten are M People with the remix of their debut single, still doing much better than the original did.

15. Right Said Fred – “Stick It Out”
Coming back with a big new entry this week are Right Said Fred with this year’s Comic Relief song that gives them a fourth top twenty hit.

14. Rolf Harris – “Stairway To Heaven”
Rolf Harris has finished climbing his stairway to heaven as his version fo the Led Zeppelin classic falls down seven stairs.

13. Shaggy – “Oh Carolina”
Having been last week’s highest climber, Shaggy takes a more leisurely climb of five places with his debut single this week.

12. Duran Duran – “Ordinary World”
The new Duran Duran album is out now and it’s called, confusingly, “Duran Duran“! This is the lead single, but it falls three places and out of the top ten this week.

11. Rod Stewart – “Ruby Tuesday”
No really big movers on this weeks chart, so there are two joint highest climbers of six places and Rod Stewart is one of them with his version of The Rolling Stones 1967 hit.

10. West End featuring Sybil – “The Love I Lost”
Sybil is not lost outside the top ten just yet as her version of the Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes hit stays for a sixth week, down two places.

9. Whitney Houston – “I Will Always Love You”
Staying for a fifteenth week is the former number one from Whitney Houston. Her version of Dolly Parton’s 1974 song falls five places.

8. Depeche Mode – “I Feel You”
Depeche Mode have new music on the horizon, their first for three years and this week they make a triumphant return to the top ten with a big new entry with the first single from that album.

7. East 17 – “Deep”
East 17 fall deeper and deeper with their biggest hit to date, which slips just one place, having left the top five this time last week.

6. Michael Jackson – “Give In To Me”
This week’s highest new entry comes from Michael Jackson with another track from his 1991 album “Dangerous” and the follow up to his big Christmas number two hit.

5. Lenny Kravitz – “Are You Gonna Go My Way?”
Lenny Kravitz is this week’s other joint highest climber of six places. His brand new track leaps into the top ten, his very first here in the UK!

4. Whitney Houston – “I’m Every Woman”
Whitney keeps two singles in the top ten this week as her cover of the Chaka Khan hit goes up one place having joined the chart last week.

3. Annie Lennox – “Little Bird”/”Love Song For A Vampire”
For a third consecutive week, Annie Lennox stays in the same spot she came into the chart at with her double A sider.

2. Take That – “Why Can’t I Wake Up With You?”
While staying in the same place for a second week running are last week’s highest new entrants, Take That with the first new song from their next album.

1. 2 Unlimited – “No Limit”
And so Ray and Anita of 2 Unlimited prove there is no limit to being number one as they secure a third week on top as the biggest selling single of all. Can they make it a month long number one, or will someone else break out of the pack? 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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