UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 21st March 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 March 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 eight new entrys, one re-entry, six climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Take That – “Why Can’t I Wake Up With You?” Take That make it six weeks with their highest charting single yet, which falls eleven places. The band have already started recording new music!
39. The Grid – “Crystal Clear” The Grid turned up on the top 40 three weeks ago for the first time, but the only thing that’s crystal clear about this early mention is that the song is going down twelve places.
38. Michael Bolton – “Reach Out – I’ll Be There” Going down after just one week on the chart is Michael Bolton with his version of this Four Tops double chart hit. He drops one place.
37. Portrait – “Here We Go Again” Portrait sing “Here We Go Again”, but this is the very first time the US quartet have found the UK singles chart as this is their debut single!
36. Whitney Houston – “I Will Always Love You” Could this be it for Whitney? She arrived on the chart back in November with this song and with a fall of eight this week, it could be her last…
35. West End and Sybil – “The Love I Lost” Sybil has been about for eleven weeks now with her version of this Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes hit and she drops fourteen places. More from her later…
34. Sister Sledge – “Lost In Music ’93” Sister Sledge have been lost in music all over again with this remix of one of their earlier hits. Three weeks on and it’s down eighteen places.
33. Hot Chocolate – “It Started With A Kiss” Another old song back in the top 40 in the 90’s is this one from Hot Chocolate. They too go down but just two places.
32. Apache Indian – “Chok There” Apache Indian comes back to the chart with a new entry this week. Following his “Arranged Marriage”, he’s “Chok There”!
31. Hue and Cry – “Labour Of Love ’93” Another song on the chart getting a makeover for 1993 is the debut hit from Hue and Cry, but it doesn’t emulate the original for chart highs as this version sinks six places.
30. Madonna – “Bad Girl” Also sinking again this week is Madonna with her latest offering from her “Erotica” album, which is down ten places, the same as it did seven days ago when it left the top ten.
29. Worlds Apart – “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” Take Take have some rivals for fans affections as we welcome another boy band to the top 40 in the shape of Worlds Apart and this new entry which is a cover of a Tavares hit from 1976.
28. Alice In Chains – “Them Bones” Alice In Chains made their debut last week with this track, but seven days on and they drop two places in week two.
27. Ice Cube – “It Was A Good Day” Plenty of chart newcomers this week as American rapper Ice Cube makes his UK debut finally with this track that features on his fourth studio album.
26. Van Halen – “Jump (Live)” It’s been five years since Van Halen last graced the UK top 40 but they’re back and with a live version of their top ten hit from 1983.
25. East 17 – “Deep” Nine weeks on and East 17 are still with us with their biggest and longest lasting hit to date. This week they leave the top twenty, down eight places.
24. Bananarama – “More, More, More” It’s a good week for the reduced duo of Bananarama. Their latest single climbs ten places, putting the girls back in the top thirty for the first time since last August.
23. Suede – “Animal Nitrate” Suede’s first top ten hit leaves the upper half of the chart this week, down nine places. Their debut album is out next week.
22. Robin S – “Show Me Love” American singer Robin S finally found commercial success with this three year old track last week and she enjoys an even better week two as the song goes up eleven places.
21. kd Lang – “Constant Craving” kd Lang has been craving constantly for four weeks now with her first big solo hit here in the UK, but week five sees it dropping down six places.
20. Jade – “Don’t Walk Away” American trio Jade arrived on the UK chart last week and they mean business as they shoot up fourteen places to becomes this week’s highest climber!
19. Sunscreem – “Pressure Us” Sunscreem bag a new entry this week with the follow up to “Broken English” and in doing so achieve three consecutive top twenty hits.
18. Monie Love – “Born To Breed” Monie Love returned to the top twenty this time last week with her brand new single, but seven days on she’s not going anywhere and is a non-mover.
17. Whitney Houston – “I’m Every Woman” Whitney‘s one of two ladies with two singles on the chart, both of them covers. Her most recent falls five places in its sixth week.
16. Sybil – “When I’m Good And Ready” And Sybil is the other one. Her new solo single produced by Mike Stock and Pete Waterman climbs six places to put her back in the upper half of the chart.
15. Right Said Fred – “Stick It Out” We’ve all stuck it out for Comic Relief and bought the Right Said Fred single, which sadly means it leaves the top ten and goes down eleven places.
14. PM Dawn – “Looking Through Patient Eyes” After a good debut and a climb last week, PM Dawn were hoping for a second UK top ten hit with this track. But it is not to be as they go down three places.
13. Jamiroquai – “Too Young To Die” Jamiroquai scored their first top ten hit last week but one week was all they get as they too depart the top ten, down three.
12. Annie Lennox – “Little Bird”/”Love Song For A Vampire” The top ten clearout continues with Annie Lennox‘s double A sider falling five places having spent six weeks in residence.
11. Therapy – “Shortsharpshock” EP And last week’s highest new entry from Therapy also drops out, down two places for the band with their new collection of four tracks.
10. David Bowie – “Jump They Say” Our new top ten kicks off with the return of David Bowie with a new entry and his first top ten hit single since “Absolute Beginners” in 1986.
9. Michael Jackson – “Give In To Me” Michael Jackson goes down four places with the latest cut from his “Dangerous” album. This is the seventh, will there be any more…?
8. Cliff Richard – “Peace In Our Time” Also returning to the top ten this week is Cliff Richard with a brand new song and a high new entry, and the second single to come from his new album that comes out next month.
7. Ugly Kid Joe – “Cats In The Cradle” Ugly Kid Joe are back in the UK top ten almost a year since they first charted with “Everything About You”, they do so with a climb of six places.
6. Lenny Kravitz – “Are You Gonna Go My Way?” Lenny Kravitz left the top five last week with the title track of his new album, but that’s where he stays as a non-mover just outside.
5. The Bluebells – “Young At Heart” This week’s highest new entry is really a chart re-entry for The Bluebells with a re-issue of their 1984 single that is written by one Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama and originally recorded by the group. Last time it peaked at No.8 so it’s already done better nine years later!
4. 2 Unlimited – “No Limit” The former number one from 2 Unlimited drops two from No.2 this week. The song is by far Ray and Anita’s biggest and best seller yet.
3. Shabba Ranks – “Mr. Loverman” Shabba Ranks moved in to the top three last wee as Mr. Loverman fought his way to the top with this re-issue, but that’s as far as he goes for now, another non-mover.
2. Snow – “Informer” He makes way for last week’s highest climber from Snow with his debut single, which goes up six this week and it could go further…
1. Shaggy – “Oh Carolina” All the men in the top three have names beginning with S and the number one for the second week running is the third. Shaggy stays on top of them all, but can he make it three in a row, or will Snow, Shabba or someone else put an end to his groove? There’s only one way to find out…
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