UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 25th April 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 19th to Saturday 24th April 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, one re-entry, seven climbers and five non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Midnight Oil – “Truganini” The last time Midnight Oil were in the UK top 40, they went top ten. This time they miss out and drop back eleven places.
39. Rod Stewart – “Shotgun Wedding” The last two Rod Stewart songs have made the top twenty but his latest cover version does not, as it falls eighteen places.
38. Lindy Layton – “We Got The Love” Doing absolutely nothing is the latest solo single from Lindy Layton, who came into the chart last week and is a non-mover this week.
37. The Dave Clark Five – “Glad All Over” It’s been 23 years since The Dave Clark Five were last in the charts. They have a new best of coming out and to celebrate, they make a return with a re-release of their only number one, from 1963!
36. Positive Gang – “Sweet Freedom” The Positive Gang go back to where they came in three weeks ago. A climb of two last week turns into a drop of two this week.
35. Ugly Kid Joe – “Cats In The Cradle” Eight weeks in and Ugly Kid Joe are on their way out as their biggest UK chart hit for twelve months goes down sixteen.
34. Def Leppard – “Tonight” Coming back for more are Def Leppard with this new entry, which is the fifth single to come from last year’s “Adrenalize” album.
33. Little Angels – “Soapbox” No really big movers on this week’s chart so instead we have two songs tying for joint highest climbers of six places and the Little Angels are one of them!
32. Poison – “Until You Suffer Some” The new single from Poison was a new entry last week, but like Lindy Layton, they too ‘suffer’ and get a non-mover in week two.
31. Various – “Gimme Shelter” (EP) The latest collection of songs from a wide variety of artists and bands in aid of the charity Shelter made its debut on the chart last week, but they all fall eight places in week two.
30. Gloria Estefan – “Go Away” Gloria Estefan finally does what the songs says and after a month in the UK top twenty, she drops out and down fourteen places.
29. Big Country – “Ships (Where Were You?)” Big Country come back with a follow up to their top 40 return back in January with this new entry. Both songs come from their brand new album, “The Buffalo Skinners”.
28. Blur – “For Tomorrow” Also making their return are British band Blur, they have a new album coming next month and this is the lead single.
27. PJ Harvey – “50ft Queenie” We welcome British singer Polly Jean Harvey to the top 40 this week. She released her debut album Last year and the follow up will be out later next month.
26. Sting – “Seven Days” Making his second return to the top 40 this year is Sting with the second single to come from his new album, which is called “Ten Summoner’s Tales”.
25. Dance 2 Trance – “Power Of American Natives” Dance 2 Trance made their chart debut last week with their debut single and it goes up one place, seven days after their arrival.
24. 2 Unlimited – “No Limit” Fourteen weeks now for former chart toppers 2 Unlimited on the chart and this week finds them dropping out of the top twenty and down six places.
23. Deacon Blue – “Only Tender Love” The latest single from Deacon Blue’s new album came onto the chart last week but seven days on and they slip one place.
22. Sonia – “Better The Devil You Know” This year’s Eurovision entry comes from Sonia with this track (not the Kylie song!) and it gives her a new entry this week. The final itself is being held in Ireland on 15th May.
21. SWV – “I’m So Into You” SWV stands for Sisters With Voices. They are a US trio who have already found chart success at home. Now they find it here with a new entry on the other side of the Atlantic.
20. Inner Circle – “Sweat (A La La La La Long)” Jamaican group Inner Circle burst into the top twenty this week with this new entry, which was in fact released last year but failed to make it this far. The song is the group’s first top 40 hit here since 1979.
19. D:Ream – “U R The Best Thing” The best thing for D:Ream is that this becomes their first top twenty hit as well. The follow up to “Things Can Only Get Better” goes up five places this week.
18. East 17 – “Slow It Down” Slowing it down and going down are East 17 this week. Their latest goes down five places and misses out on another top ten position.
17. Terence Trent D’Arby – “Do You Love Me Like You Say?” It’s been over five years since Terence Trent D’Arby last had a top ten hit and his comeback won’t be the one to break it as he slips back three places.
16. Dr. Alban – “Sing Hallelujah” Singing even louder this week is Dr. Alban with his latest, which goes up four places, his biggest move yet after four weeks on the chart.
15. Duran Duran – “Come Undone” Some good news for Duran Duran this week as their latest, which went down last week, goes back up the chart, two places higher!
14. Shabba Ranks – “Mr. Loverman” Here comes Shabba Ranks. He’s made it two months on the chart this time with this song and he’s down just two places this week.
13. Jade – “Don’t Walk Away” SWV arrived on the chart this week to challenge Jade for the biggest hit single. Jade’s drops out of the top ten, down six places, however.
12. Shaggy – “Oh Carolina” Shaggy follows them with his former number one, which goes down four places and out, after three months with us so far…
11. The Prodigy – “Wind It Up” The Prodigy were hoping for a top ten hit this week as their latest climbed one place this time last week. It’s not to be as they have to endure a second week just outside the top ten as non-movers.
10. Robin S – “Show Me Love” We show Robin S a little bit of love this week as her Dance hit pauses just inside the top ten in the same position for a second week running.
9. REM – “Everybody Hurts” Our second joint highest climber of six places was last week’s sole highest climber from REM as they make their return to the UK top ten.
8. New Order – “Regret” Nothing but regret from New Order this week as their brand new song falls four places from number four, where it peaked last week.
7. Sybil – “When I’m Good And Ready” At last, Sybil is on the move after three weeks in the same position. Her second top five hit goes down two places and out.
6. Cappella – “U Got 2 Know” U got 2 know that Italian producers Cappella hold on for a second week just outside the UK top five with their biggest hit to date.
5. Snow – “Informer” Meanwhile, dropping three places is Snow, who has been in the top three for the past six weeks, three of which were at number two.
4. Sub Sub featuring Melanie Williams – “Ain’t No Love, Ain’t No Use” Going down one place are Sub Sub featuring Melanie Williams with their debut hit respectively, which ain’t no use if you want a number one!
3. Whitney Houston – “I Have Nothing” Going up six places is Whitney with last week’s highest new entry, which takes her back into the top three and gives her three out of three top five hits from ‘The Bodyguard’ film.
2. The Bluebells – “Young At Heart” It’s all change at the top as The Bluebells number one from the past month is so no longer and slips down one place to make way for…
1. George Michael, Queen and Lisa Stansfield – “Five Live” (EP) So we have a new number one and it’s also this week’s highest new entry from George Michael and friends with a collection of Queen songs that includes “Somebody To Love” and “These Are The Days Of Our Lives”. Can their days extend to a second week, or will Whitney or someone else de-throne them? There’s only one way to find out…
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