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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 23rd May 1993

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 23rd 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 17th to Saturday 22nd 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 eleven new entrys, nine climbers and six non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Sybil – “When I’m Good And Ready”
…to leave the top 40? Eleven weeks in and Sybil is about to bow out as her second hit of 1993 drops seventeen places.

39. The Bluebells – “Young At Heart”
Also down seventeen and with ten weeks on the chart this time around are The Bluebells with their former number one.

38. D:Ream – “U R The Best Thing”
D:Ream can count six weeks with their second chart hit, they fall twelve places, a dozen for the half dozen weeks they’ve accumulated.

37. Marc Cohn – “Walk Through The World”
Time for something new now and we welcome Marc Cohn back to the UK top 40 for our first new entry. He’s still walking, this time through the world and not to Memphis.

36. OMD – “Stand Above Me”
Missing out on a top twenty placing with their new song are OMD, who come crashing down fifteen places. They will release their new album next month.

35. Maria McKee – “I’m Gonna Soothe You”
Here’s someone we haven’t seen for three years, Maria McKee. She is back with a new entry, her first since her 1990 number one “Show Me Heaven”.

34. Felix – “Stars”
Felix may be seeing “Stars” but not with his latest, which goes down five places in its second week. His previous two singles have both made the top twenty.

33. Tasmin Archer – “Lord Of The New Church”
Former chart topper Tasmin Archer is back with this new entry, the third single from her debut album that came out last year.

32. Jethro Tull – “Living In The Past”
While coming back to the top 40 for the first time in 23 years are rock band Jethro Tull with a live version of their 1969 top three hit!

31. Bryan Ferry – “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?”
And back with another cover version is Bryan Ferry. This time he’s recorded The Shirelles 1960 hit that made No.4 here the following year.

30. Lenny Kravitz – “Believe”
It seems we believe in Lenny Kravitz this week as the follow up to “Are You Gonna Go My Way?” shoots up ten places, which is also this week’s highest climber!

29. Charles and Eddie – “House Is Not A Home”
Also going up in their second week are former chart toppers Charles and Eddie. Their third UK top 40 charting single climbs nine places.

28. Luther Vandross – “Little Miracles”
No such miracles for Luther Vandross’s new entry from last week as he sticks as a non-mover in the same spot seven days on.

27. Cappella – “U Got 2 Know”
Cappella leave the top twenty, down seven places with their highest charting and biggest seller here in the UK so far.

26. Megadeth – “Sweating Bullets”
American metal group Megadeth get a new entry here in the UK. This is the third single from their album “Countdown To Extinction ” and follows “Skin O’My Teeth” earlier this year.

25. Tears For Fears – “Break It Down Again”
Roland and Kurt of Tears For Fears are back with something new this week. The boys have a new album on the way, their first for four years and this is the lead single.

24. Stereo MC’s – “Creation”
The Stereo MC’s have not left it that long since their last single. This is number four to enter the top 40 so they will be hoping for a fourth top twenty placing next week…

23. Saint Etienne – “Who Do You Think You Are?”
Saint Etienne go up four places with their latest which landed on the chart last week. This is the third single from their current album, “So Tough”.

22. Suede – “So Young”
Coming back for more with their third top 40 entry are Suede, This comes off the back of “Animal Nitrate” and their debut album, which came out on March.

21. Utah Saints – “Believe In Me”
The Utah Saints drop out of the top ten and the upper half of the chart this week as their latest goes down eleven places.

20. Snow – “Informer”
Snow reaches three months on the UK top 40 with his debut single, which is still top twenty…just, but down six places.

19. Sub Sub featuring Melanie Williams – “Ain’t No Love, Ain’t No Use”
While Sub Sub an their singer Melanie Williams make it two months with their debut hit, also staying top twenty and down six places.

18. Whitney Houston – “I Have Nothing”
The latest song from Whitney’s film ‘The Bodyguard’ gets to week six and she’s still top twenty but down seven places.

17. Dina Carroll – “Express”
The latest single from Dina Carroll became her highest charting last week, but seven days on and she’s down five with it.

16. Louchie Lou and Michie One – “Shout (It Out)”
We have a big chart debut next from British duo Louchie Lou and Michie One with a cover of an Isley Brothers song from 1959. The pair hail from London and their real names are Louise and Michelle!

15. Sonia – “Better The Devil You Know”
Following her second placing in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Sonia climbs a bit higher than her previous peak, taking the runner up, up two places.

14. Jungle Book – “The Jungle Book Groove”
And still climbing after four weeks on the chart is the Jungle Book groove mix from the ‘Jungle Book’ film, which came out in 1967.

13. Shabba Ranks and Maxi Priest – “Housecall”
Shabba Ranks and Maxi Priest made a housecall on the top ten last week, but leave after just seven days, down five places.

12. The Spin Doctors – “Two Princes”
The Spin Doctors go up seven this week with their highest charting single here in the UK. The song comes from their debut album “Pocket Full Of Kryptonite”, which was actually released in 1991.

11. Guns’N’Roses – “Civil War” (EP)
Guns’N’Roses are back in the UK chart this week with this EP of songs from their “Use Your Illusion” part 1 and 2 albums, which is also the highest new entry.

10. REM – “Everybody Hurts”
REM have been climbing and pausing for six weeks with their latest, but that seems to have come to and end as the song drops back three places.

9. Bon Jovi – “In The Arms”
Last week’s highest climber came from Bon Jovi with the third track to come from their latest album, but there’s no climbing to be done this week as the song is a non-mover.

8. House Of Pain – “Jump Around”
Like so many acts that have had more success second time around with a release from last year, House of Pain join in and take their re-entry from last week into the UK top ten, up eight places.

7. Tina Turner – “I Don’t Wanna Fight”
Taking her new single into the top ten on its first release is Tina Turner as she also goes up eight places. This is her first to make it this far since “I Don’t Wanna Lose You” in late 1989.

6. Janet Jackson – “That’s The Way Love Goes”
Having dropped out of the top five last week, the brand new single from Janet Jackson pauses for a moment as she goes nowhere.

5. 2 Unlimited – “Tribal Dance”
And that also goes for 2 Unlimited with their latest, which fell one place last week and is a non-mover seven days later.

4. George Michael, Queen and Lisa Stansfield – “Five Live” (EP)
The former number one from George Michael, Queen and Lisa Stansfield drops two places, having left the top spot this time last week.

3. Inner Circle – “Sweat (A La La La La Long)”
Inner Circle came into the top three this time last week, but that’s as far as they get as the Jamaican group sweat it out for another week int he same place.

2. UB40 – “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You”
Last week’s highest new entry saw UB40 return with a cover of this Elvis classic from the film ‘Blue Hawaii’ and they go up two places in their second week.

1. Ace Of Base – “All That She Wants…”
But topping the lot for a second week are Ace Of Base with their debut single, proving that the Swedes do it best! But can they make it three in a row, or will UB40 or someone else put pay to that? 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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