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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 2nd May 1993

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 2nd May 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 26th April to Saturday 1st May 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, two re-entry’s, three climbers and six non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Anthrax – “Only”
We kick off with a blast of rock music and our first new entry, which comes from Anthrax with their UK top 40 comeback after two years away.

39. East 17 – “Slow It Down”
Going down twenty one places this week is the latest from East 17, having spent five weeks inside the top 40 on this occasion.

38. Wet Wet Wet – “Blue For You”
There’s a new entry next for Wet Wet Wet with a double A side of live tracks that come from a new live album they are releasing very soon.

37. Robert Plant – “29 Palms”
Led Zepplin’s Robert Plant is back with a new entry and the fourth single from last year’s “Fate Of Nations” album, but the first to make it this far.

36. Terence Trent D’Arby – “Do You Love Me Like You Say?”
Terence Trent D’Arby has a new album on the way, his third and this is the lead single, which sinks nineteen places this week.

35. Dance 2 Trance – “Power Of American Natives”
The debut single from producers Dance 2 Trance drops ten places in its third week on the UK singles chart having made a small climb this time last week.

34. Def Leppard – “Tonight”
Meanwhile, Def Leppard’s new entry from last week does nothing in its second and is a non-mover in the same position.

33. Gary Moore – “Parisienne Walkways”
Gary Moore is back in the top 40 with this new entry and it’s a re-release of his second solo single from 1979, which made the top ten on that occasion.

32. Lionrock – “Packet Of Peace”
British band Lionrock formed last year and released their self-titled debut single then. This is the follow up and it gives them their first top 40 chart entry.

31. Jungle Book – “The Jungle Book Groove”
The favourite ‘Jungle Book’ film is back in the charts. We last had “The Bare Necessities” in late 1991, now it’s a “Jungle Book Groove” that lands from the Disney cast themselves.

30. Shabba Ranks – “Mr. Loverman”
Shabba Ranks has been around for nine weeks now with the re-issue of last year’s “Mr. Loverman”. This week finds him down sixteen places.

29. Big Country – “Ships (Where Were You?)”
The second single from Big Country to land in the top 40 this year was a new entry last week, but like Def Leppard, they too are non-movers seven days later.

28. Blur – “For Tomorrow”
And this is another of last week’s new entries to be a non-mover in week two. This one comes from Blur with their brand new single.

27. The Sounds Of Blackness – “I’m Going All The Way”
Following on from their UK top 40 debut last year with “Testify”, The Sounds Of Blackness are back for a second shot and this one goes in one place higher than “Testify” peaked.

26. Duran Duran – “Come Undone”
Duran Duran come undone and unstuck this week as their chart rebound of last week leaves the top twenty and drops eleven places.

25. New Order – “Regret”
The new album from new order is out tomorrow, It’s called “Republic” and it’s their first for four years. The lead single, meanwhile, leaves the top ten and sinks seventeen places.

24. Dr. Alban – “Sing Hallelujah”
No more singing hallelujah from Dr. Alban as his second UK chart hit also departs the top twenty, down eight places after four weeks of climbing.

23. The Prodigy – “Wind It Up”
The wholesale clearout of the top twenty continues and this time it’s The Prodigy that leave, down twelve with their latest.

22. Depeche Mode – “Walking In My Shoes”
Breaking things up for a bit is a new entry from Depeche Mode with the second single to come from their new album, “Songs Of Faith And Devotion”.

21. D:Ream – “U R The Best Thing”
And there’s one more out, but only just. It’s the first top twenty hit from D:Ream, who just slip out and down two places.

20. Kingmaker – “10 Years Asleep”
Kingmaker return to the top twenty this week with a big new entry. The band will release their second studio album in a few weeks time and this is the lead single.

19. Shaggy – “Oh Carolina”
The former number one from Shaggy falls seven places in what is his twelfth week on the UK top 40 and still top twenty.

18. Sonia – “Better The Devil You Know”
Making her return to the top twenty for the first time in nearly two years is Sonia with this year’s UK entry into the Eurovision Song Contest as she goes up four places.

17. SWV – “I’m So Into You”
Also moving into the top twenty are American group SWV with their very first hit here, which is also up four in their second week.

16. Rage Against The Machine – “Bullet In The Head”
American band Rage Against The Machine made their UK chart debut last year with “Killing In The Name” and their follow it up with a new entry and their first into the top twenty.

15. Shabba Ranks and Maxi Priest – “Housecall”
Having achieved more success with “Mr. Loverman” second time round, Shabba Ranks is giving this track from 1991 another airing and with Maxi Priest, the song makes a much better chart position on its re-release.

14. Robin S – “Show Me Love”
Robin S has been a non-mover for the past two weeks, but one week on finds her leaving the top twenty and down four places.

13. Sybil – “When I’m Good And Ready”
Also down and out of the top ten is Sybil after six weeks there. Her second big chart hit of 1993 falls five places.

12. Utah Saints – “Believe In Me”
The Utah Saints (from Yorkshire) are back with a big new entry this week. This is their third single and their third to debut in the top twenty.

11. Cappella – “U Got 2 Know”
Just slipping out of the top ten are Cappella with their biggest hit to date, which falls five places after five weeks in.

10. Snow – “Informer”
Snow informs us of a drop of five places and out of the top five this week, as his debut single racks up two months in the UK top ten.

9. REM – “Everybody Hurts”
One of last week’s joint highest climbers which was also the previous week’s sole highest was this track from REM, but seven days on and they can’t do any better that this spot.

8. The Bluebells – “Young At Heart”
Last week The Bluebells left the very top spot to make way for someone else and this week finds them down six places with their former number one.

7. Sub Sub featuring Melanie Williams – “Ain’t No Love, Ain’t No Use”
Down three this week are Sub Sub featuring Melanie Williams with their debut single, leaving the top five in their fifth week.

6. Inner Circle – “Sweat (A La La La La Long)”
This track from Inner Circle finally made the UK chart last week and they really make their mark in week two and the song shoots up fourteen places to be this week’s highest!

5. Ace Of Base – “All That She Wants”
Sweden has brought us ABBA with the sound of the 70’s, so are Ace Of Base going to be the sound of the 1990’s? This is their debut single and it makes an impressive debut this week here!

4. 2 Unlimited – “Tribal Dance”
Gone is the former number one and the year’s biggest seller so far from 2 Unlimited, but back Ray and Anita come with the follow up and another high new entry.

3. Whitney Houston – “I Have Nothing”
Not getting any further is the third single from Whitney Houston’s hugely successful film ‘The Bodyguard’, which is a non-mover this week.

2. Janet Jackson – “That’s The Way Love Goes”
Our highest new entry this week sees the return of Janet Jackson to the chart with brand new music. This is her first solo single since “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” in 1990 and comes from her long-awaited fifth studio album that is coming soon.

1. George Michael, Queen and Lisa Stansfield – “Five Live” (EP)
But none of them are able to knock this lot off the top as last week’s highest new entry from George, Lisa and Queen stays top for a second week. Can they make it three in a row, or will Janet, 2 Unlimited, Ace Of Base or someone else knock them off? 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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