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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 16th May 1993

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 16th 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 10th to Saturday 15th 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, one re-entry, twelve climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. Lenny Kravitz – “Believe”
We kick off with a new entry and it’s Lenny Kravitz that is back with the follow up to the title track of his latest album, “Are You Gonna Go My Way?”.

39. Shaggy – “Oh Carolina”
Shaggy, and Carolina, are still about. The former chart topper gets a fifteenth week in the top 40, only just though as he goes down thirteen.

38. Charles and Eddie – “House Is Not A Home”
Chart toppers from last year Charles and Eddie are back for a third go at a UK hit single. Their last only made the bottom half of the chart so let’s see how far this one goes…

37. Robin S – “Show Me Love”
Robin S has been about for fourteen weeks now with this track that was originally released in 1990. She’s down fifteen places this week.

36. Runrig – “The Greatest Flame”
Runrig’s flame burns a little bit greater and brighter as their new entry from last week goes up just one place in its second.

35. Dr. Alban – “Hallelujah”
Seven weeks for Dr. Alban this time with his second UK top 40 hit, which has been yoyo-ing about recently. He’s down seventeen places this week.

34. Arsenal Football Team – “Shouting For The Gunners”
The FA Cup final was yesterday but it produced a draw, so the two sides will have to do it again. Meanwhile, Arsenal’s glory song goes up six places.

33. Van Morrison and John Lee Hooker – “Gloria”
The new version of this song from Van Morrison and John Lee Hooker came onto the chart last week but seven days later it’s down two places.

32. SWV – “I’m So Into You”
Also going down a hefty fifteen places are SWV with their very first UK chart hit, after a month on. The song went to No.6 Stateside.

31. Dire Staits – “Encores” (EP)
We welcome Dire Staits back to the top 40 this week, this time with an EP of tracks, many of them from their brand new album, “On The Night”.

30. Robert Palmer – “29 Palms”
Last week’s highest climber from Robert Palmer takes a turn the other way and goes down nine places as he just misses the top twenty.

29. Felix – “Stars”
DJ and producer Felix, however, is back with a new entry. This is his third and first of 1993, following on from “It Will Make You Crazy” and “Don’t You Want Me?“.

28. Luther Vandross – “Little Miracles”
Also back is Luther Vandross. This is the lead single from his upcoming new album and it makes his first appearance on the UK top 40 since “The Best Things In Life Are Free” last Summer.

27. Saint Etienne – “Who Do You Think You Are?”
The new entries keep coming and it’s Saint Etienne next with the follow up to their very first top twenty hit earlier this year.

26. D:Ream – “U R The Best Thing”
D:Ream returned to the top twenty last week with a chart rebound, but they’re back out again this week, down seven places.

25. Kingmaker – “10 Years Asleep”
Also down and out are Kingmaker with their climber last week, which becomes a faller seven days down, down ten places.

24. The Waterboys – “The Return Of Pan”
Getting a climber in their second week are The Waterboys as they go up five places with their first top 40 showing for two years.

23. Sybil – “When I’m Good And Ready”
Ten weeks on and Sybil is good and ready to leave the upper half of the chart with her latest top five hit and go down seven places.

22. The Bluebells – “Young At Heart”
The former number one from The Bluebells is also out and they are down nine places, in their ninth week on the chart this time around.

21. OMD – “Stand Above Me”
The new single from Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark moves up two places in week two. The song will feature on their next album, dur next month.

20. Cappella – “U Got 2 Know”
Cappella go down eight places in their eighth week on the chart. The producers behind the act are already working on a follow up.

19. The Spin Doctors – “Two Princes”
The Spin Doctors enjoy a great second week. They get their very first UK top twenty hit as their latest climbs fourteen places.

18. The Jungle Book – “The Jungle Book Groove”
And those behind “The Jungle Book Groove” also enjoy a good week, their third on the UK chart as this track goes up nine places.

17. Sonia – “Better The Devil You Know”
It was the Eurovision Song Contest last night and we came second. Again. Which is good for Sonia as she returns to the top twenty, going back up the chart eight places.

16. House Of Pain – “Jump Around”
A number of acts are re-releasing singles from last year and having a better time of it and so are House Of Pain as they return much higher than they did last last October.

15. Tina Turner – “I Don’t Wanna Fight”
Coming back with something new is Tina Turner, her first new material for nearly two years and the lead single from a soundtrack album to a film about her own life.

14. Snow – “Informer”
Canandian artist Snow drifts out of the UK top ten, having spent nine weeks there. His debut single goes down four places and out.

13. Sub Sub featuring Melanie Williams – “Ain’t No Love, Ain’t No Use”
And there ain’t no more love for Sub Sub and Melanie Williams as they also depart, also down four places, which means there ain’t no more use for them!

12. Dina Carroll – “Express”
Last week’s highest new entry came from Dina Carroll and she enjoys a climb of eight places in week two, which makes this her best performing solo single to date!

11. Whitney Houston – “I Have Nothing”
Just above Dina is Whitney as she slips out of the top ten with the latest from her film ‘The Bodyguard’ that falls five places.

10. Utah Saints – “Believe In Me”
The Utah Saints stay in the top ten this week, but down two places with their latest, which samples “Love Action” from The Human League and “You Gave Me Love” by Crown Heights Affair.

9. Bon Jovi – “In These Arms”
Bon Jovi blast back into the UK top ten this week for the second time with a single from their “Keep The Faith” album. A climb of fifteen places makes them this week’s highest!

8. Shabba Ranks and Maxi Priest – “Housecall”
The other 1992 re-release on the chart this week comes from Shabba Ranks and Maxi Priest and they take it into the top ten this time, up three places.

7. REM – “Everybody Hurts”
Six weeks in and REM are still about with this track, which went up last week, but freezes yet again in the same spot, for now.

6. Janet Jackson – “That’s The Way Love Goes”
The new single from Janet Jackson is down three places and out of the top three this week. She will release her brand new album, simply called “Janet”, tomorrow.

5. 2 Unlimited – “Tribal Dance”
Having been non-movers since they arrived two weeks ago, 2 Unlimited drop one place with the follow up to their number one smash, “No Limit”.

4. UB40 – “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You”
UB40 score their biggest hit for many years this week, they are the highest new entry with their version of an old Elvis song from his 1961 film ‘Blue Hawaii’, which has also been re-titled from “Can’t Help Falling In Love“.

3. Inner Circle – “Sweat (A La La La La Long)”
The Inner Circle boys are making us sweat some more as their biggest UK chart hit climbs two more places. Two more and they will be number one!

2. George Michael, Queen and Lisa Stansfield – “Five Live” (EP)
We have change at the top as the number one from the last three weeks from George Michael, Queen and Lisa Stansfield goes down one place to make way for something else…

1. Ace Of Base – “All That She Wants”
…the Swedes! Ace Of Base take their debut single up one to claim this week’s biggest seller of all and join ABBA in becoming another group from that country to top the UK singles chart. But can they keep it, or will Inner Circle, UB40 or someone else take it from them? There’s only one way to find out…

Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!

Follow the latest ‘rewind’ chart below or click here to read about previous weeks.