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 3rd to Saturday 8th 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 eight new entrys, thirteen climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Arsenal Football Club – “Shouting For The Gunners” It’s FA Cup season and we’ve been off the football songs for a few years, so Arsenal thought they would take the first plunge of the 1990’s and they do so with our first new entry!
39. New Order – “Regret” The new New Order album is out now and there is probably nothing they regret of the lead single dropping fourteen places on the singles chart this week.
38. Blur – “For Tomorrow” Having been non-movers since their entry three weeks ago, Blur’s latest descends ten places, but remains inside the top 40.
37. Runrig – “The Greatest Flame” Scottish band Runrig come back with a new entry this week. This is the second single from their new album “Amazing Things”, released in March.
36. Anthrax – “Only” Anthrax pick themselves up off the bottom of the chart and go up three places in their second week with their latest.
35. Duran Duran – “Come Undone” Who do you need? Who do you love? When your Duran Duran. Their latest is down nine this week with six weeks on the chart so far…
34. The Sounds Of Blackness – “I’m Going All The Way” Sadly not going all the way or for that matter any further is the new entry from The Sounds Of Blackness from last week which falls seven places, seven days later.
33. The Spin Doctors – “Two Princes” Time for new music from this new entry and it comes from American band The Spin Doctors with the follow up to last years “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong”.
32. Gary Moore – “Parisienne Walkways” The re-released 1979 single from Gary Moore came back to the chart last week and it goes up one place in week two. Still a long way to go to match the original’s high.
31. Van Morrison and John Lee Hooker – “Gloria” Now here’s some solid, veteran music as Van Morrison and John Lee Hooker ‘hook’ up for this new entry and a re-work of Morrison’s own 1964 track when he was with the band Them.
30. The Prodigy – “Wind It Up” The Prodigy wind things up after five weeks on the chart this time as their latest goes down seven places having missed out on a top ten placing.
29. The Waterboys – “The Return Of Pan” The Waterboys come back to the UK chart this week with a new entry. It’s been two years since they made the top three with their re-released “The Whole Of The Moon”.
28. Rage Against The Machine – “Bullet In The Head” Rage Against The Machine got a top twenty entry this time last week, but seven days on and the song is out and down twelve places.
27. The Jungle Book – “The Jungle Book Groove” That latest attempt at a hit using the film ‘The Jungle Book’ landed on the UK chart last week and they all climb trees in week two and go up four places.
26. Shaggy – “Oh Carolina” With over three months now on the UK chart, the former number one from Shaggy leaves the top twenty and down seven places.
25. Sonia – “Better The Devil You Know” Also departing the top twenty after just one week is this year’s Eurovision entry from Sonia, who drops seven places. Let’s hope she does better in next weeks final.
24. Bon Jovi – “In These Arms” Bon Jovi are back with a new entry and the third single from their “Keep The Faith” album. This one follows “Bed Of Roses”.
23. OMD – “Stand Above Me” We welcome OMD back to the top 40 with new music this week. This is the first single from their next album and their first to make it this far since “Pandora’s Box” two years ago.
22. Robin S – “Show Me Love” Robin S comes out of the top twenty, where she’s been for the past two months with her very first UK chart hit. She falls eight places.
21. Robert Plant – “29 Palms” Hurtling over them all is the latest from Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, who bags this week’s highest climber of sixteen places!
20. Dina Carroll – “Express” Just above Robert is this week’s highest new entry which is the biggest debut yet for Dina Carroll as she returns to the top twenty for the first time this year with the fifth track to come from her debut album, “So Close”.
19. D:Ream – “U R The Best Thing” D:Ream went down last week and they go back up this week, two places again and back to where they were three weeks ago!
18. Dr. Alban – “Sing Hallelujah” Dr. Alban is also singing “hallelujah” again as he does exactly the same and returns to the top twenty with a climb of five places.
17. SWV – “I’m So Into You” Doing absolutely nothing are American newcomers SWV with their very first UK chart hit, which is a non-mover for a second week.
16. Sybil – “When I’m Good And Ready” Sybil hangs around for an eighth week in the top twenty as the follow up to “The Love I Lost” falls just three places.
15. Kingmaker – “10 Years Asleep” Kingmaker blasted their way into the top twenty last week with a new entry and they enjoy an even better weeks two as the song goes up five places.
14. Depeche Mode – “Walking In My Shoes” Also having a great week two are Depeche Mode with the second single to come from their latest album as they move into the upper half of the chart, up eight places.
13. The Bluebells – “Young At Heart” The former number one from The Bluebells leaves the top ten for the very first time in its second outing as they are five places lower.
12. Cappella – “U Got 2 Know” That happened to Cappella last week and they take one step further away with the song dropping just one place in seven days.
11. Shabba Ranks and Maxi Priest – “Housecall” Shabba Ranks has just one song on the chart this week and it’s his other re-issued single with Maxi Priest, which goes up four places.
10. Snow – “Informer” Snow gets another week in the UK top ten with his debut single, which holds onto the same position it dropped to this time last week.
9. Sub Sub featuring Melanie Williams – “Ain’t No Love, Ain’t No Use” Meanwhile, Sub Sub featuring Melanie Williams fall two places with their collaboration, six weeks in and still top ten.
8. Utah Saints – “Believe In Me” The Utah Saints, from Yorkshire, return to the top ten for a third time with their third single as their latest goes up four places.
7. REM – “Everybody Hurts” And there’s finally some good news for REM, who have been non-movers for the past two weeks, as their latest continues climbing, up two places.
6. Whitney Houston – “I Have Nothing” Whitney was also a non-mover last week, but not as lucky as REM, as her latest from ‘The Bodyguard’ soundtrack falls three places.
5. Inner Circle – “Sweat (A La La La La Long)” Last week’s highest climber from Inner Circle moves into the top five as their biggest UK hit single goes up just one place this week.
4. 2 Unlimited – “Tribal Dance” The new single from 2 Unlimited was last week’s second highest new entry, but it fails to make an improvement on that as they are stuck in the same place for another week.
3. Janet Jackson – “That’s The Way Love Goes” While last week’s highest new entry itself from Janet Jackson is on the move and it’s down one having debuted so high seven days ago.
2. Ace Of Base – “All That She Wants” Swedish newcomers Ace Of Base usurp Janet as their new entry from last week climbs three places to take them within shot of the top prize.
1. George Michael, Lisa Stansfield and Queen – “Five Live” (EP) But for a third week running it’s George, Lisa and Queen who are top of the pops with their tribute to the late Freddie Mercury and their EP of Queen classics for a third week running. Can they make it four, or will Ace Of Base, Inner Circle or someone else put an end to that? There’s only one way of finding out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!
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