1993 Monthly Charts (my charts of the time)

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I have yet to re-play my records and tapes of the early 90’s, consequently Ive forgotten a lot of minor tracks that don’t get radio play or stick in the mind or are on albums. A shame, as there seem to be some classics and quite a few I’d love to revisit…

JANUARY CHARTS

3rd JAN

HAPPY NEW YEAR/THE WAY OLD FRIENDS DO/THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC (EP) Abba 1 1 2 6 9
DEEPER AND DEEPER Madonna 2 2 3 7 12
HOPE OF DELIVERANCE Paul McCartney 3 3 1 3 4
QUEEN OF RAIN Roxette 4 7 11 17 17
ALL ALONE ON CHRISTMAS Darlene Love 5 11 21 37 59
I STILL BELIEVE IN YOU Cliff Richard 6 13 22 30 35
TATTOO Mike Oldfield 7 14 24 36 47
PHOREVER PEOPLE The Shamen 8 4 6 12 18
HEAL THE WORLD Michael Jackson 9 9 9 18 22
EAGLE/DANCING QUEEN Abba 10 5 5 10 13

SWEET TOXIC LOVE Jesus Loves You (Boy George) 11 6 15 9 15
YOUR TOWN Deacon Blue 12 15 23 34 42
THE THOUGHT OF IT Louie Louie 13 29 44 61
STEP IT UP Stereo MC’s 14 12 16 22 27
(SITTIN’ ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY Otis Redding 15 21 25 27 31
MOTOWNPHILLY BoyzIImen 16 27 43 64
I GOT MY EDUCATION Uncanny Alliance 17 22 27 49
7″ Prince & The New Power Generation 18 23 29 45 60
SOMEDAY (I’M COMING BACK) Lisa Stansfield 19 10 13 20 29
LOVE SEE NO COLOUR (REMIX) The Farm 20 8 12 21 39

COULD IT BE MAGIC Take That 21 17 8 15 25
IF WE HOLD ON TOGETHER Diana Ross 22 37 58
BONEY M MEGAMIX Boney M 23 41 56 72
BLOOD MAKES NOISE Suzanne Vega 24 39 55
END OF THE ROAD BoyzIImen 25 34 39 53 71
IN MY DEFENCE Freddie Mercury 26 26 51 75
WOULD I LIE TO YOU Charles & Eddy 27 31 31 32 38
OUT OF SPACE The Prodigy 28 19 10 16 26
KEEP THE FAITH Bon Jovi 29 36 37 47 54
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN Rolf Harris 30 43 57

VOULEZ VOUS Abba 31 32 34 39 41
GOLD East 17 32 42 50 59
HIGHLAND One More Time 33 50
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN/ LITTLE DRUMMER BOY Bjorn Again 34 24 41 66
MR WENDAL Arrested Development 35 18 17 25 43
AS ALWAYS Secret Life 36 45
LOVE OH LOVE Lionel Richie 37 51
THE MIAMI HITMIX Gloria Estefan 38 55
TOM TRAUBERT’S BLUES (WALTZING MATILDA) Rod Stewart 39 59
WHO’S GONNA RIDE YOUR WILD HORSES U2 40 64

TEMPTATION (REMIX) Heaven 17 41 58 65
STEAM Peter Gabriel 42 35 18 11 10
WHY SHOULD I/ EXODUS (REMIX) Bob Marley & The Wailers 43 61
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers 44 46 46 48 49
BE MY BABY Vanessa Paradis 45 54 61 70
IT’S YOU EMF 46 57 63 73
STAY THIS WAY Brand New Heavies 47
SENTINEL Mike Oldfield 48 52 53 55 62
METAL GURU T.Rex 49 49 49 52 53
20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex 50 48 48 51 52

IF I EVER FALL IN LOVE Shai 51 72
CERTAIN PEOPLE I KNOW Morrissey 52
MRS ROBINSON The Lemonheads 53 25 33 56
EXTERMINATE Snap! 54 38 30 24 24
DELILAH Tom Jones 55 56 54 54 56
SO CLOSE Dina Carroll 56
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW Tom Jones 57 40 20 33
HELLO (TURN YOUR RADIO ON) Shakespear’s Sister 58 68
LOVE ME THE RIGHT WAY Rapination/ Kym Mazelle 59 47 32 41 28
SLEEPING SATELLITE Tasmin Archer 60 66 71

CHERISH Jodeci 61
HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles 62 62 60 42 55
MY HAND OVER MY HEART Marc Almond 63 63 62 63 64
RUN TO YOU Rage 64 74 72
PEOPLE EVERYDAY Arrested Development 65
IN BLOOM Nirvana 66
WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER (1990 REMIX) Timmy Thomas 67 67 67 67 68
DRIFT AWAY Michael Bolton 68 53
THOSE WERE THE DAYS Mary Hopkin 69 70 69 69 70
ONE IN TEN 808 State vs UB40 70 71

SUPERSONIC HWA/ Sonic The Hedgehog 71
LOVE ME DO/ P.S. I LOVE YOU The Beatles 72 73 73 60 74
JAM MIchael Jackson 73
IT’S A SHAME Kriss Kross 74
TASTE IT INXS 75

NEW ENTRIES JAN 10th

INDEPENDENCE Lulu 16 7 1 3
WE ARE FAMILY (REMIX) Sister Sledge 20 4 8 14
LIFE OF SURPRISES Prefab Sprout 28 19 29 32
GOOD ENOUGH Bobby Brown 30 36 57
MANY RIVERS TO CROSS (LIVE) Cher 33 26 43
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW Jesus Jones 40 20 33
AFTER ALL The Frank And Walters 44 38 26 46
THE LOVE I LOST West End/ Sybil 60 14 4 6
ARRANGED MARRIAGE Apache Indian 65 28 28 51
WHAT YOU WON’T DO FOR LOVE Go West 69 47 38 34
BROKEN ENGLISH Sunscreem 75 40 31 69

NEW ENTRIES JAN 17th

HARVEST MOON Neil Young 35 35 20
SPIRITUAL HIGH (STATE OF INDEPENDENCE REMIX) Moodswings/ Chrissie Hynde 42 14 5
I’M EASY Faith No More 45 46
IT’S GONNA BE A LOVELY DAY S.O.U.L. System 52 23 19
OPEN SESAME Leila K 59 40 57
WE ARE RAVING – THE ANTHEM Slipstream 64 68
WOMANKIND Little Angels 66 out 48
GIVE IT UP TURN IT LOOSE En Vogue 68 44 58
BED OF ROSES Bon Jovi 70 65
DOGS OF LUST The The 74 62
DEEP East 17 75 19 8

NEW ENTRIES JAN 24th

SWEET HARMONY The Beloved 2 1
SHE SELLS SANCTUARY ’93 The Cult 5 11
YOU’RE IN A BAD WAY Saint Etienne 13 7
FEED THE TREE Belly 50 37
SWEET THING Mick Jagger 58 23
NEW EMOTION Time Frequency 71 21
ORDINARY WORLD Duran Duran 74 50

NEW ENTRIES JAN 31st

VIENNA Ultravox 2
REVIVAL Martine Girault 16
STAND Poison 30
NO LIMITS 2 Unlimited 33
AN EMOTIONAL TIME Hothouse Flowers 36
IF I CAN’T CHANGE YOUR MIND Sugar 40
THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER D:Ream 44
OPEN YOUR MIND Usura 45
LITTLE BIRD/LOVE SONG FOR A VAMPIRE Annie Lennox 61
HOW CAN I LOVE YOU MORE M People 63
WILL WE BE LOVERS Deacon Blue 65
LOVE SHINES Fleetwood Mac 66
THE GREAT PRETENDER Freddie Mercury 67
IN YOUR CARE Tasmin Archer 72
LOVE MAKES NO SENSE Alexander O’Neal 73
FALLING Cathy Dennis 75

FEBRUARY 1993

7th FEB

SWEET HARMONY The Beloved 1 1 2 6
VIENNA Ultravox 2 2 3 9
INDEPENDENCE Lulu 3 6 11 16
THE LOVE I LOST West End/ Sybil 4 10 16 24
YOU’RE IN A BAD WAY Saint Etienne 5 3 5 10
RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS (RADIO REMIX) The Carpenters 6 5 15 21
HOPE OF DELIVERANCE Paul McCartney 7 14 20 27
LOVE ME THE RIGHT WAY Rapination/ Kym Mazelle 8 11 23 37
THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER D:Ream 9 9 21 32
SWEET THING Mick Jagger 10 13 26 42

SHE SELLS SANCTUARY ’93 The Cult 11 16 25 40
DEEP East 17 12 12 17 19
SPIRITUAL HIGH (STATE OF INDEPENDENCE REMIX) Moodswings/ Chrissie Hynde 13 25 38 48
DEEPER AND DEEPER Madonna 14 19 24 28
HAPPY NEW YEAR/THE WAY OLD FRIENDS DO/THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba 15 21 31 33
EAGLE/DANCING QUEEN Abba 16 18 19 20
LITTLE BIRD/LOVE SONG FOR A VAMPIRE Annie Lennox 17 8 9 14
STEAM Peter Gabriel 18 27 48 67
NO LIMITS 2 Unlimited 19 4 1 3
WE ARE FAMILY (REMIX) Sister Sledge 20 33 58

REVIVAL Martine Girault 21 30 45 74
SWEET TOXIC LOVE Jesus Loves You (Boy George) 22 35 46 57
IF I CAN’T CHANGE YOUR MIND Sugar 23 58
ORDINARY WORLD Duran Duran 24 7 6 2
QUEEN OF RAIN Roxette 25 38 52 65
PHOREVER PEOPLE The Shamen 26 43 59
FEED THE TREE Belly 27 61
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN Rolf Harris 28 48
WE SAIL THE STORMY WATERS Gary Clark 29 26 51
STAND Poison 30 24 41 59

BEAUTIFUL GIRL INXS 31 17 12 17
WILL WE BE LOVERS Deacon Blue 32 29 35 49
HARVEST MOON Neil Young 33 28 8 5
RUBETTES MEGAMIX The Rubettes 34 34 55
HEAL THE WORLD Michael Jackson 35 64
AN EMOTIONAL TIME Hothouse Flowers 36 49
NEW EMOTION Time Frequency 37
GIVE IN TO ME Michael Jackson 38 15 7 4
IT’S GONNA BE A LOVELY DAY S.O.U.L. System 39
HOW CAN I LOVE YOU MORE M People 40 40 62 62

I STILL BELIEVE IN YOU Cliff Richard 41 54 67
(SITTIN’ ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY Otis Redding 42 46 50 55
I LIFT MY CUP Gloworm 43 32 61
VOULEZ VOUS Abba 44 51 57 58
OPEN YOUR MIND Usura 45
YOUR TOWN Deacon Blue 46 60 64 68
FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH Oui 3 47 47 28 46
I WANT YOU Sophie B. Hawkins 48 70
STEP IT UP Stereo MC’s 49
EXTERMINATE Snap! 50

YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers 51 52 53 53
20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex 52 53 54 54
METAL GURU T.Rex 53 55 56 56
WOULD I LIE TO YOU Charles & Eddy 54
SOMEDAY (I’M COMING BACK) Lisa Stansfield 55
RUBY TUESDAY Rod Stewart 56 31 10 8
FALLING (PM DAWN VERSION) Cathy Dennis 57
HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles 58 62 63 63
IF I EVER LOSE MY FAITH IN YOU Sting 59 20 13 12
DELILAH Tom Jones 60 65 68 71

LIFE OF SURPRISES Prefab Sprout 61
LOVE SEE NO COLOUR (REMIX) The Farm 62
KEEP THE FAITH Bon Jovi 63 74
THE GREAT PRETENDER Freddie Mercury 64 57
COULD IT BE MAGIC Take That 65
MY HAND OVER MY HEART Marc Almond 66 68 69 69
TRAGIC COMIC Extreme 67 44
TATTOO Mike Oldfield 68
I WANNA STAY WITH YOU Undercover 69 56
WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER (1990 REMIX) Timmy Thomas 70 72 73 73

I’M EVERY WOMAN Whitney Houston 71 39 34 52
HEAVEN IS Def Leppard 72 50
OUT OF SPACE The Prodigy 73
THOSE WERE THE DAYS Mary Hopkin 74
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE Tom Jones 75 69

14th FEB new entries

LOOKING THROUGH PATIENT EYES PM Dawn 22 22 22
NYC Charles & Eddie 23 27 44
OH CAROLINA Shaggy 36 29 11
A BETTER MAN Thunder 37 36 34
SUNDAY MONDAYS Vanessa Paradis 41 33 23
MISSING YOU John Waite 42
WHEN I NEED YOU Leo Sayer 45 65
GROUND LEVEL Stereo MC’s 59 18 15
THE SIDEWINDER SLEEPS TONIGHT REM 63 44 43
IN YOUR CARE Tasmin Archer 66 66 51
WHY CAN’T I WAKE UP WITH YOU Take That 67 40 38
THE BOTTLE The Christians 71 71 31
ANGEL Jon Secada 73
MY 16TH APOLOGY Shakespear’s Sister 75 39 30

21st FEB new entries

CONSTANT CRAVING k.d. Lang 4 1
NIGHT BOAT TO CAIRO Madness 14 13
BAD GIRL Madonna 30 18
ARE YOU GONNA GO MY WAY Lenny Kravitz 32 7
BROTHER LOUIE The Quireboys 37
C’MON PEOPLE Paul McCartney 42 26
AND SO I WILL WAIT FOR YOU Dee Fredrix 43 64
DO IT FOR LOVE Dani’elle Gaha 47 61
I FEEL YOU Depeche Mode 60 39
STICK IT OUT Right Said Fred 70 70
VALENTINE T’Pau 72
SHE HITS ME The 4 Of Us 74 50
HOT PANTS EXPLOSION The B52’s 75

28th FEB new entries

IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT (I’LL REMEMBER) BoyzIImen 25
I’M BACK FOR MORE Lulu/ Bobby Womack 29
IT STARTED WITH A KISS Hot Chocolate 35
I PUT A SPELL ON YOU Bryan Ferry 36
PERFECT Fairground Attraction 41
THIS TIME Dina Carroll 45
ROCK WIT CHOO Inner Circle 47
CATS IN THE CRADLE Ugly Kid Joe 60
LOST IN MUSIC (REMIX) Sister Sledge 66
(WE DON’T NEED THIS) FASCIST GROOVE THING Heaven 17 72
WHEN HEROES GO DOWN Suzanne Vega 75

MARCH 1993 lots of fast chart movement – just like the UK top 40

March 7th

ORDINARY WORLD Duran Duran 1 3 9 18
OH CAROLINA Shaggy 2 1 4 5
CONSTANT CRAVING k.d. Lang 3 2 5 13
NO LIMITS 2 Unlimited 4 4 15 26
HARVEST MOON Neil Young 5 10 2 8
LOOKING THROUGH PATIENT EYES PM Dawn 6 6 3 6
ARE YOU GONNA GO MY WAY Lenny Kravitz 7 5 13 17
GIVE IN TO ME Michael Jackson 8 11 20 31
SWEET HARMONY The Beloved 9 13 17 25
IT STARTED WITH A KISS Hot Chocolate 10 9 22 47

I’M BACK FOR MORE Lulu/ Bobby Womack 11 7 6 3
ALL ABOUT EVE Marxman 12 12 21 36
LITTLE BIRD/LOVE SONG FOR A VAMPIRE Annie Lennox 13 15 7 14
SUNDAY MONDAYS Vanessa Paradis 14 19 31 45
RUBY TUESDAY Rod Stewart 15 16 29 44
BAD GIRL Madonna 16 24 16 37
YOU’RE IN A BAD WAY Saint Etienne 17 25 36 46
THE BOTTLE The Christians 18 27 8 2
VIENNA Ultravox 19 23 34 42
I PUT A SPELL ON YOU Bryan Ferry 20 20 24 32

DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba 21 21 23 24
IF I EVER LOSE MY FAITH IN YOU Sting 22 34 32 33
GROUND LEVEL Stereo MC’s 23 43
AND SO I WILL WAIT FOR YOU Dee Fredrix 24 29 61 53
MORE MORE MORE Bananarama 25 22 19 30
INDEPENDENCE Lulu 26 31 39 51
DEEP East 17 27 30 43
I FEEL YOU Depeche Mode 28 18 30 41
NIGHT BOAT TO CAIRO Madness 29 35 25 34
WONDERFUL Runrig 30 37 27 60

BEAUTIFUL GIRL INXS 31 46 70
FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH Oui 3 32 42 63
PERFECT Fairground Attraction 33 48
IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT (I’LL REMEMBER) BoyzIImen 34 39 60
RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS (RADIO REMIX) The Carpenters 35 41 41 48
THE LOVE I LOST West End/ Sybil 36 32 53
THIS TIME Dina Carroll 37 59
C’MON PEOPLE Paul McCartney 38 33 51
SHE HITS ME The 4 Of Us 39 61
HAPPY NEW YEAR/THE WAY OLD FRIENDS DO Abba 40 40 44 50

DEEPER AND DEEPER Madonna 41 44 49
HOPE OF DELIVERANCE Paul McCartney 42 45 50
LOST IN MUSIC (REMIX) Sister Sledge 43 17 10 15
IN YOUR CARE Tasmin Archer 44
ONE MORE CHANCE Maxi Priest 45 36 19 29
THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER D:Ream 46 52 67
ROCK WIT CHOO Inner Circle 47 65
SHE SELLS SANCTUARY ’93 The Cult 48 55
WHY CAN’T I WAKE UP WITH YOU 49 49 26 26 59
CATS IN THE CRADLE Ugly Kid Joe 50 28 18 11

LOVE ME THE RIGHT WAY Rapination/ Kym Mazelle 51 66
MY 16TH APOLOGY Shakespear’s Sister 52 68
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers 53 53 54 55
20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex 54 54 55 57
NYC Charles & Eddie 55
SWEET THING Mick Jagger 56 72
METAL GURU T.Rex 57 57 58 61
ANIMAL NITRATE Suede 58 50 37 35
(SITTIN’ ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY Otis Redding 59 63 66
VOULEZ VOUS Abba 60 62 64

SPIRITUAL HIGH (STATE OF INDEPENDENCE REMIX) Moodswings/ Chrissie Hynde 61 70
A BETTER MAN Thunder 62
DO IT FOR LOVE Dani’elle Gaha 63
HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles 64 64 62 65
I’M EVERY WOMAN Whitney Houston 65 71
STICK IT OUT Right Said Fred 66 60 48
THE SIDEWINDER SLEEPS TONIGHT REM 67
SWEET TOXIC LOVE Jesus Loves You (Boy George) 68
MY HAND OVER MY HEART Marc Almond 69 69 69 71
TOOK MY LOVE Bizarre Inc 70 58

QUEEN OF RAIN Roxette 71
WHEN HEROES GO DOWN Suzanne Vega 72
WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER (1990 REMIX) Timmy Thomas 73 73 72
DELILAH Tom Jones 74 75 75
THE MORNING’S PAPERS Prince 75 51 40

14th March New Entries

MR. LOVERMAN Shabba Ranks 8 11 12
TENNESSEE Arrested Development 14 14 10
TOO YOUNG TO DIE Jamiroquai 38 28 20
BORN 2 B.R.E.E.D. Monie Love 47 33 19
INFORMER Snow 49 35 21
LABOUR OF LOVE (REMIXES) Hue & Cry 56 46
FEAR OF THE DARK (LIVE) Iron Maiden 67 59
DON’T WALK AWAY Jade 74 38 9

21st March new entries

YOUNG AT HEART The Bluebells 1 1
CAN’T DO A THING (TO STOP ME) Chris Isaak 12 7
FEVER Madonna 42 39
JUMP THEY SAY David Bowie 47 28
THE RIGHT DECISION Jesus Jones 52 52
SLOW IT DOWN East 17 56 56
FREE FLOATING Gary Clark 57 69
IT WAS A GOOD DAY Ice Cube 65 27
WHEN I’M GOOD AND READY Sybil 68 62
ALONE Big Country 71
REACH OUT I’LL BE THERE MIchael Bolton 73
CHOCK THERE Apache Indian 74 23

28th March new entries

WILL YOU BE THERE Michael Jackson 4
A JAMAICAN IN NEW YORK Shinehead 16
COPACABANA (REMIX) Barry Manilow 22
I NEVER FELT LIKE THIS BEFORE Mica Paris 38
IS IT LIKE TODAY World Party 40
SHOW ME LOVE Robin S 43
HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL World’s Apart 49
PENTHOUSE AND PAVEMENT Heaven 17 54
JUMP (LIVE) Van Halen 58
COME UNDONE Duran Duran 63
SHOTGUN WEDDING Roy C 64
LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR Connie Francis 66
GO AWAY Gloria Estefan 67
LIVING ON THE EDGE Aerosmith 68
PEACE IN OUR TIME Cliff Richard 70
PRESSURE US Sunscreen 72
YOU’VE GOT ME THINKING The Beloved 73
STILL IN LOVE Go West 74
TRUGANINI Midnight Oil 75

APRIL 1993

Lots of oldies and a mixed bag of genres, if I was into anything especially it was Lulu’s new soul/dance album and D:Ream’s gorgeous dance hit, and note a plethora of Gimme Shelter covers (from an album/singles project) and a forgotten group called The Lemon Trees. One of the band still runs the only indie record shop in my local area in Dorset (where I got most of my ex-chart singles at the time), though I stand to be corrected, and I believe another member ended up in a long songwriting partnership with little known boy band Take That singer Robbie someone – Guy something or other.

4th APRIL

YOUNG AT HEART The Bluebells 1 2 3 5
I’M BACK FOR MORE Lulu/ Bobby Womack 2 1 2 4
THE BOTTLE The Christians 3 8 14 21
WILL YOU BE THERE Michael Jackson 4 12 21
COPACABANA (REMIX) Barry Manilow 5 4 8 15
TENNESSEE Arrested Development 6 6 4 8
CAN’T DO A THING (TO STOP ME) Chris Isaak 7 13 22 38
DON’T WALK AWAY Jade 8 5 5 12
A JAMAICAN IN NEW YORK Shinehead 9 7 11 23
IS IT LIKE TODAY World Party 10 11 16 26

MR. LOVERMAN Shabba Ranks 11 15 23 33
OH CAROLINA Shaggy 12 19 29 35
GO AWAY Gloria Estefan 13 10 9 7
LITTLE BIRD/LOVE SONG FOR A VAMPIRE Annie Lennox 14 18 25 37
HARVEST MOON Neil Young 15 22 35 43
CHOCK THERE Apache Indian 16 16 15 27
TOO YOUNG TO DIE Jamiroquai 17 31 46 61
LOOKING THROUGH PATIENT EYES PM Dawn 18 21 33 47
CATS IN THE CRADLE Ugly Kid Joe 19 38 66
I NEVER FELT LIKE THIS BEFORE Mica Paris 20 9 12 20

JUMP THEY SAY David Bowie 21 17 28 46
CONSTANT CRAVING k.d. Lang 22 34 52 59
ARE YOU GONNA GO MY WAY Lenny Kravitz 23 26 37 44
IT WAS A GOOD DAY Ice Cube 24 24 19 40
FEVER Madonna 25 20 26 41
U GOT TO KNOW Cappella 26 14 13 17
COME UNDONE Duran Duran 27 3 1 3
DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba 28 29 31 32
ORDINARY WORLD Duran Duran 29 42 53 62
LOST IN MUSIC (REMIX) Sister Sledge 30 47 69

BORN 2 B.R.E.E.D. Monie Love 31 51 74 63
INFORMER Snow 32 53 72 68
SHOW ME LOVE Robin S 33 33 48 57
NIGHT BOAT TO CAIRO Madness 34 44 54 60
NO LIMITS 2 Unlimited 35 48 56 58
SWEET HARMONY The Beloved 36 43 49 53
PEACE IN OUR TIME Cliff Richard 37 65
THE RIGHT DECISION Jesus Jones 38 37 71
ONE MORE CHANCE Maxi Priest 39 56
WHERE DOES MY HEART BEAT NOW Celine Dion 40 36 60

FREE FLOATING Gary Clark 41 30 71
I PUT A SPELL ON YOU Bryan Ferry 42
GIVE IN TO ME Michael Jackson 43 60 61 70
TRUGANINI Midnight Oil 44 27 17 10
IF I EVER LOSE MY FAITH IN YOU Sting 45 69
WHEN I’M GOOD AND READY Sybil 46 45 62 73
PENTHOUSE AND PAVEMENT Heaven 17 47 32 47 67
VIENNA Ultravox 48 63 70
HANGOVER Betty Boo 49 49 20 28
MORE MORE MORE Bananarama 50

ALL ABOUT EVE Marxman 51
SLOW IT DOWN East 17 52 23 45 50
RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS (RADIO REMIX) The Carpenters 53 62 68 74
HAPPY NEW YEAR/THE WAY OLD FRIENDS DO Abba 54 59 63 65
PRESSURE US Sunscreen 55
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers 56 55 55 55
LIVIN’ ON THE EDGE Aerosmith 57 25 10 11
20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex 58 58 58 56
RUBY TUESDAY Rod Stewart 59
HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL World’s Apart 60

SHOTGUN WEDDING Rod Stewart 61 52 43 51
BAD GIRL Madonna 62
METAL GURU T.Rex 63 64 64 64
SUNDAY MONDAYS Vanessa Paradis 64
INDEPENDENCE Lulu 65
YOU’RE IN A BAD WAY Saint Etienne 66 74
HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles 67 67 67 66
DO YOU LOVE ME LIKE YOU SAY Terence Trent D’Arby 68 54 36 20
ANIMAL NITRATE Suede 69
LET IT SLIDE Ariel 70 40 65

AIN’T NO LOVE AIN’T NO USE Sub Sub/ Melanie Williams 71 35 41 24
LOVE THE LIFE James Taylor Quartet (JTQ) 72 61 38 30
YOU’VE GOT ME THINKING The Beloved 73 39 39 49
MY HAND OVER MY HEART Marc Almond 74 73 73 72
CHILD OF LOVE The Lemon Trees 75 71 7 9


11th APRIL new entries

SPIRIT OF THE FOREST (U.N.E.S.C.O VIDEO) Spirit Of The Forest 35 6 14
ALL THAT SHE WANTS Ace Of Bass 41 40 31
GIMME SHELTER Jimmy Somerville/ Voice Of The Beehive 46 42 19
THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK Everything But The Girl 50 32 22
FIVE LIVE EP (SOMEBODY TO LOVE) George Michael/ Queen/ Lisa Stansfield 57 24 16
THE MIND OF LOVE (WHERE IS YOUR HEART) kd Lang 66 52 39
SING HALLELUJAH Dr Alban 68 34 34
I’M A WONDERFULTHING (BABY) (REMIX) Kid Creole & The Coconuts 70
REGRET New Order 72 30 13
GIMME SHELTER Tom Jones/ New Model Army 75 57 29

18th APRIL new entries

U.R. THE BEST THING D:Ream 18 1
BROWN GIRL IN THE RING (REMIX) Boney M 27 42
THAT’S THE WAY LOVE GOES Janet Jackson 44 18
WIND IT UP The Prodigy 59 45
TONIGHT Def Leppard 75 52

25th APRIL new entries

GLAD ALL OVER The Dave Clark 5 2
THE JUNGLE BOOK GROOVE The Jungle Book 6
FOR TOMORROW Blur 36
GIMME SHELTER Thunder 48
SEVEN DAYS Sting 54
BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW Sonia 69
WRESTLEMANIA WWF Superstars 75

MAY 1993

It’s a 3-way domination, D:Ream, Duran & Pet Shop Boys, along with 2 hippie 60’s classics, pop & Prog just keeping out Disney & Dave Clark 5. I can’t speak for others but I’m perfectly happy having The Jungle Book side by side with Tull, and Runrig with Pet Shop Boys…

2nd May Chart

U.R. THE BEST THING D:Ream 1 2 13 12 12
COME UNDONE Duran Duran 2 1 4 13 9
GLAD ALL OVER The Dave Clark 5 3 6 16 21 29
THE JUNGLE BOOK GROOVE The Disney Cast 4 3 2 9 13
THAT’S THE WAY LOVE GOES Janet Jackson 5 4 3 7 8
I’M BACK FOR MORE Lulu/ Bobby Womack 6 11 18 24 27
SWEAT (A LA LA LA LONG) Inner Circle 7 10 21 18 24
THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK Everything But The Girl 8 8 19 27 39
REGRET New Order 9 7 17 28 34
FIVE LIVE EP (KILLER/PAPA WAS A ROLLING STONE) George Michael/ Queen/ Lisa Stansfield 10 13 7 15 21

TENNESSEE Arrested Development 11 16 29 41 60
YOUNG AT HEART The Bluebells 12 14 24 31 36
CHILD OF LOVE The Lemon Trees 13 22 42 56 67
U GOT TO KNOW Cappella 14 18 25 26 42
LONG TRAIN RUNNING The Doobie Brothers 15 5 16 16 16
GO AWAY Gloria Estefan 16 21 36 42 47
DON’T WALK AWAY Jade 17 27 53 66
TRUGANINI Midnight Oil 18 30 45 57 75
AIN’T NO LOVE AIN’T NO USE Sub Sub/ Melanie Williams 19 23 41 50 58
DO YOU LOVE ME LIKE YOU SAY Terence Trent D’Arby 20 41

SING HALLELUJAH Dr Alban 21 37 51 63
COPACABANA (REMIX) Barry Manilow 22 31 44 51 55
GIMME SHELTER Jimmy Somerville/ Voice Of The Beehive 23 42 61
LIVIN’ ON THE EDGE Aerosmith 24 43 62 74 74
THE BOTTLE The Christians 25 32 43 47 49
IS IT LIKE TODAY World Party 26 26 31 40 46
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE Saint Etienne 27 12 14 14 10
I NEVER FELT LIKE THIS BEFORE Mica Paris 28 44 59 59 63
SEVEN DAYS Sting 29 46 58
SPIRIT OF THE FOREST (U.N.E.S.C.O VIDEO) Spirit Of The Forest 30 50

ALL THAT SHE WANTS Ace Of Bass 31 9 11 8 3
FOR TOMORROW Blur 32 48
THE MIND OF LOVE (KATHERINE) k.d. Lang 33 55
DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba 34 36 40 39 37
29 PALMS Robert Plant 35 17 5 3 7
A JAMAICAN IN NEW YORK Shinehead 36 49
SHOTGUN WEDDING Rod Stewart 37
STAND ABOVE ME OMD 38 34 19 17 24
MR. LOVERMAN Shabba Ranks 39 52 67
I.G.Y. (WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WORLD) Howard Jones 40 35 50

MY WAY/ LOVE AND MARRIAGE Frank Sinatra 41 45 28 25 41
CHOCK THERE Apache Indian 42 53 63 68
WHEN I’M GOOD AND READY Sybil 43 28 48 60 66
GIMME SHELTER Tom Jones/ New Model Army 44
WIND IT UP (REWIND) The Prodigy 45 38
OH CAROLINA Shaggy 46
LOVE THE LIFE JTQ 47 61
P.OWER OF AMERICAN NATIVES Dance 2 Trance 48 51
HANGOVER Betty Boo 49
CAN’T DO A THING (TO STOP ME) Chris Isaak 50

LITTLE BIRD/LOVE SONG FOR A VAMPIRE Annie Lennox 51 60
TONIGHT Def Leppard 52
IN THESE ARMS Bon Jovi 53 47 38 30 18
HARVEST MOON Neil Young 54 67
MIRACLE GOODNIGHT David Bowie 55
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers 56 56 55 54 54
20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex 57 57 56 55 48
LOOKING THROUGH PATIENT EYES PM Dawn 58 63 70
SWEET HARMONY The Beloved 59 62 69 71 71
IT WAS A GOOD DAY Ice Cube 60

BELIEVE IN ME Utah Saints/ Human League 61 15 22 22 31
TRIBAL DANCE 2 Unlimited 62 39 12 6 6
ARE YOU GONNA GO MY WAY Lenny Kravitz 63 70
DREAM SWEET DREAMS Aztec Camera 64
METAL GURU T.Rex 65 66 66 65 65
HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles 66 65 64 62 62
WALKING IN MY SHOES Depeche Mode 67 54 47 44
HAPPY NEW YEAR/THE WAY OLD FRIENDS DO Abba 68 69 73 72 70
BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW Sonia 69 64 49 38 53
50 FOOT QUEENIE P.J. Harvey 70

WE GOT THE LOVE Lindy Leyton 71
MY HAND OVER MY HEART Marc Almond 72 72 72 70 69
SHIPS (WHERE WERE YOU) Big Country 73
ORDINARY WORLD Duran Duran 74 74
UNTIL YOU SUFFER SOME (FIRE AND ICE) Poison 75

9th MAY New Entries

SIMPLE LIFE Elton John 20 10 11 14
HOUSECALL (REMIX) Shabba Ranks/ Maxi Priest 24 20 20 22
(I CAN’T) HELP FALLIN’ IN LOVE UB40 25 8 5 5
PARISIENNE WALKWAYS ’93 Gary Moore 29 26 37 51
I’M GONNA SOOTHE YOU Maria McKee 33 30 23 20
TEN YEARS ASLEEP Kingmaker 39 35 49
HERO David Crosby/ Phil Collins 40 52
CRAZY FOR YOU Let Loose 59
I’M GOING ALL THE WAY Sounds Of Blackness 60 46
I’M SO INTO YOU SWV 68 68 58
EXPRESS Dina Carroll 71 39 34 32
BELIEVE Lenny Kravitz 73 32 32 26
EVERYBODY HURTS REM 75

16th MAY new entries

I GOT YOU BABE Sonny & Cher 1 2 2
THE GREATEST FLAME Runrig 6 4 11
LIVING IN THE PAST Jethro Tull 9 1 4
CAN YOU FORGIVE HER Pet Shop Boys 23 10 1
SHOOTING FOR THE GUNNERS Arsenal FA Cup Squad 27 35 45
GLORIA Van Morrison/ John Lee Hooker 33 29 44
BREAK IT DOWN AGAIN Tears For Fears 37 17 15
SHOUT Louchie Lou & Michie One 54 43 19
CREATION Stereo MC’s 57 46 38
THE RETURN OF PAIN The Waterboys 60 53
I DON’T WANNA FIGHT Tina Turner 65 36 28
A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME Charles & Eddie 71 61 64
THE LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH Tasmin Archer 74 33 23
WAKE UP EVERYBODY Nick Scotti 75

23rd MAY new entries

THINKING OF YOU (REMIX) Sister Sledge 45 43
TWO PRINCES The Spin Doctors 48 33
STARS Felix 52 52
JUMP AROUND House Of Pain 64 57
WHAT IS LOVE Haddaway 67 50
BLOW YOUR MIND Jamiroquai 69 56
MY COUNTRY Midnight Oil 73 73
WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE Chesney Hawkes 75 30

30th MAY new entries

IN YOUR EYES Niamh Kavanagh 25
DARK IS THE NIGHT a-ha 35
DELICATE Terence Trent D’Arby/ Des’ree 40
BLACK TIE WHITE NOISE David Bowie 59
WALK THROUGH THE WORLD Marc Cohn 61
IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES Lisa Stansfield 68
WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW Bryan Ferry 72

JUNE 1993

No shocks here – Pet Shop Boys rule with the debut fab single off the fab album Very. Abba at 2, also no shock there (a great 1981 album track that should have been a UK single), more surprising is in at 9 in the last week of June: One More Time, a Swedish Melodifestivalen 2-time entrants – key facts, Swedish, and the son of Abba’s Benny Andersson in the band. Great single.

6th JUNE Chart

CAN YOU FORGIVE HER Pet Shop Boys 1 1 1 1
WHAT IS LOVE? Haddaway 2 3 3 3
WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE Abba 3 2 2 2
ALL THAT SHE WANTS Ace Of Bass 4 4 5 8
TRIBAL DANCE 2 Unlimited 5 5 7 7
I GOT YOU BABE Sonny & Cher 6 8 14 22
BREAK IT DOWN AGAIN Tears For Fears 7 14 22 34
NO ORDINARY LOVE Sade 8 7 6 12
COME UNDONE Duran Duran 9 13 15 21
(I CAN’T) HELP FALLIN’ IN LOVE UB40 10 11 17 17

THE GREATEST FLAME Runrig 11 16 24 40
LIVING IN THE PAST Jethro Tull 12 15 21 26
SIMPLE LIFE Elton John 13 18 29 48
DARK IS THE NIGHT a-ha 14 9 12 25
IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES Lisa Stansfield 15 10 9 14
THAT’S THE WAY LOVE GOES Janet Jackson 16 12 13 13
29 PALMS Robert Plant 17 28 39 54
THE JUNGLE BOOK GROOVE The Disney Cast 18 22 30 33
SHOUT Louchie Lou & Michie One 19 26 35 51
U.R. THE BEST THING D:Ream 20 25 34 43

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE Saint Etienne 21 33 47 70
HOUSECALL (REMIX) Shabba Ranks/ Maxi Priest 22 37 56
LONG TRAIN RUNNING The Doobie Brothers 23 32 37 37
STAND ABOVE ME OMD 24 39 52
IN YOUR EYES Niamh Kavanagh 25 6 11 11
I DON’T WANNA FIGHT Tina Turner 26 24 19 47
THINKING OF YOU (REMIX) Sister Sledge 27 21 31 60
WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE Chesney Hawkes 28 46
CREATION Stereo MC’s 29 44
WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW Bryan Ferry 30 48

BLACK TIE WHITE NOISE David Bowie/ Al B! Sure 31 31 51
FIVE LIVE EP (KILLER/PAPA WAS A ROLLING STONE) George Michael/ Queen/ Lisa Stansfield 32 35 46 68
THE LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH Tasmin Archer 33 53
IN THESE ARMS Bon Jovi 34 51 45 65
HUMAN WORK OF ART Cliff Richard 35 29 20 44
I’M BACK FOR MORE Lulu/ Bobby Womack 36 38 42 46
TEASE ME Chaka Demus & Pliers 37 27 28 18
DELICATE Terence Trent D’Arby/ Des’ree 38 23 8 6
GLAD ALL OVER The Dave Clark 5 39 43 48 59
BLOW YOUR MIND Jamiroquai 40 34 18 31

DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba 41 41 41 41
TWO PRINCES The Spin Doctors 42 40 36 55
SWEAT (A LA LA LA LONG) Inner Circle 43 45 44 64
BELIEVE Lenny Kravitz 44 60
I’M GONNA SOOTHE YOU Maria McKee 45 73
BELIEVE IN ME Utah Saints/ Human League 46 57 64
GLAM Lisa B 47 42
20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex 48 49 50 53
YOUNG AT HEART The Bluebells 49 54 62
THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK Everything But The Girl 50 59 70

JUMP AROUND House Of Pain 51
MORE THAN LIKELY PM Dawn/ Boy George 52 19 23 50
REGRET New Order 53 70
EXPRESS Dina Carroll 54 71
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers 55 55 55 57
THE BOTTLE The Christians 56 63 63 74
IS IT LIKE TODAY World Party 57 64 73
SO YOUNG Suede 58 74
GO AWAY Gloria Estefan 59 72
COPACABANA (REMIX) Barry Manilow 60 66 66

U GOT TO KNOW Cappella 61
HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles 62 61 59 62
METAL GURU T.Rex 63 62 60 63
RUSHING Loui Clark 64
MY WAY/ LOVE AND MARRIAGE Frank Sinatra 65
WALK THROUGH THE WORLD Marc Cohn 66
SHOOTING FOR THE GUNNERS Arsenal FA Cup Squad 67
AIN’T NO LOVE AIN’T NO USE Sub Sub/ Melanie Williams 68
MY HAND OVER MY HEART Marc Almond 69 69 69 72
I NEVER FELT LIKE THIS BEFORE Mica Paris 70

SWEETER THAN THE MIDNIGHT RAIN Luke Goss/ Band of Thieves 71 56
HAPPY NEW YEAR/THE WAY OLD FRIENDS DO Abba 72 68 68 71
GLORIA Van Morrison/ John Lee Hooker 73
GET HERE Q/ Tracey Akkerman 74
DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT Snap!/ Niki Harris 75 50 27 27

13th JUNE new entries

CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION Unity 2/ Steel 17 4 4
WILL YOU BE THERE Michael Jackson 20 10 5
HERO David Crosby/ Phil Collins 30 32 58
FIELDS OF GOLD Sting 36 16 24
ULTIMATE HIGH Time Frequency 47 33 32
DREAMS Gabrielle 52 49 49
QUEEN JANE Kingmaker 58 25 19
ONE NIGHT IN HEAVEN M People 65 43 39
I WANNA HOLD ON TO YOU Mica Paris 67
CIVIL WAR E.P. Guns ‘n’ Roses 75 72

20th JUNE new entries

BUDDY X Neneh Cherry 26 20
WEST END GIRLS East 17 38 35
SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM Billy Idol 40 29
NOTHING MY LOVE CAN’T FIX Joey Lawrence 53 15
EAT THE RICH Aerosmith 54 52
I WILL SURVIVE ’93 Gloria Gaynor 57 38
CUPID J.C.001 58 42
FROM DESPAIR TO WHERE Manic Street Preachers 61
IN A WORD OR 2 Monie Love 65
I CAN SEE CLEARLY Deborah Harry 67 36
RESURRECTION Brian May/ Cozy Powell 71 30
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU Rod Stewart 74 67
FACE THE STRANGE E.P. Therapy 75

27th JUNE new entries

HIGHLAND One More Time 9
WHAT’S UP? 4 Non-Blondes 10
CHEMICAL WORLD Blur 16
MISS CHATELEINE kd Lang 23
HOW ‘BOUT US Lulu 28
IF I CAN’T HAVE YOU Kim Wilde 45
20th CENTURY Brad 56
RUINED IN A DAY New Order 61
TOMORROW’S GIRLS Donald Fagen 66
SOMEWHERE Efua 69
CA PLANE POUR MOI Leila K 73
IN THE MIDDLE Alexander O’Neal 75

JULY 1993

Fairly static at the top of my charts, Abba, Pet Shop Boys (no surprises!) and OMD having a 13th year of Number Ones. Reggae was making something of chart comeback generally at this time as the music scene paused for breath until Britpop popped up. Lots of dance hits too, of course – when each new music phase runs out of steam the default position is either manufactured teeny pop and/or dance music (because there is always a market for these amongst teens). Sound familiar in 2013?

4th July Charts

WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE Abba 1 5 13 24
CAN YOU FORGIVE HER Pet Shop Boys 2 2 2 2
WILL YOU BE THERE Michael Jackson 3 3 4 4
CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION Unity 2/ Steel 4 8 9 16
WHAT IS LOVE? Haddaway 5 6 6 3
PRAY Take That 6 4 3 5
WHAT’S UP? 4 Non-Blondes 7 7 5 9
DELICATE Terence Trent D’Arby/ Des’ree 8 13 19 30
DREAM OF ME (LOVE’S THEME) OMD 9 1 1 1
NOTHING MY LOVE CAN’T FIX Joey Lawrence 10 12 15 22

CHEMICAL WORLD Blur 11 9 12 17
ALL THAT SHE WANTS Ace Of Bass 12 17 17 26
TRIBAL DANCE 2 Unlimited 13 18 22 41
HIGHLAND One More Time 14 24 33 54
TEASE ME Chaka Demus & Pliers 15 21 42 62
IF I CAN’T HAVE YOU Kim Wilde 16 11 7 12
THAT’S THE WAY LOVE GOES Janet Jackson 17 16 20 28
NO ORDINARY LOVE Sade 18 29 43 71
HOW ‘BOUT US Lulu 19 34
(I CAN’T) HELP FALLIN’ IN LOVE UB40 20 20 23 36

IN YOUR EYES Niamh Kavanagh 21 39 56
COME UNDONE Duran Duran 22 25 27 34
IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES Lisa Stansfield 23 33 32 60
FIELDS OF GOLD Sting 24 37 48
I CAN SEE CLEARLY Deborah Harry 25 22 46
GIVE IT ALL AWAY World Party 26 26 36 59
I GOT YOU BABE Sonny & Cher 27 31 38 44
QUEEN JANE Kingmaker 28 45
IN THE MIDDLE Alexander O’Neal 29 36 60
WEST END GIRLS East 17 30 43

LIVING IN THE PAST Jethro Tull 31 35 39 45
MISS CHATELEINE kd Lang 32 44
ONE NIGHT IN HEAVEN M People 33 15 11 10
I WILL SURVIVE ’93 Gloria Gaynor 34 23 10 21
RUINED IN A DAY New Order 35 30 44
BUDDY X Neneh Cherry 36 46
SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM Billy Idol 37 54
GIMME LOVE (EENIE MEENIE..) David Morales/ Bad Yard Club 38 14 14 27
CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE Taylor Dayne 39 28 28 23
DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT Snap!/ Niki Harris 40 57 61

DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba 41 41 41 42
THE JUNGLE BOOK GROOVE The Disney Cast 42 48 55 65
LONG TRAIN RUNNING The Doobie Brothers 43 47 50 56
DARK IS THE NIGHT a-ha 44 61
ULTIMATE HIGH Time Frequency 45 70
THE GREATEST FLAME Runrig 46 59
U.R. THE BEST THING D:Ream 47 51 51 52
I’M BACK FOR MORE Lulu/ Bobby Womack 48 50 52 57
20th CENTURY Brad 49 19 24 51
BREAK IT DOWN AGAIN Tears For Fears 50 64

RESURRECTION Brian May/ Cozy Powell 51
DREAMS Gabrielle 52 62
20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex 53 53 53 53
EVERYBODY DANCE Evolution 54 49
BLOW YOUR MIND Jamiroquai 55
MI TIERRA Gloria Estefan 56 71
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers 57 58 58 58
CUPID J.C.001 58
29 PALMS Robert Plant 59 74
SIMPLE LIFE Elton John 60

SOMEWHERE Efua 61 52
HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles 62 63 63 64
GLAD ALL OVER The Dave Clark 5 63 68
METAL GURU T.Rex 64 65 62 63
SUNFLOWER Paul Weller 65 32 29 19
EAT THE RICH Aerosmith 66
RIDDIM US3/Tukka Yoot 67 27 18 11
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU Rod Stewart 68
TWO PRINCES The Spin Doctors 69 69
HUMAN WORK OF ART Cliff Richard 70

OUT OF FOCUS Mick Jagger 71 66
MY HAND OVER MY HEART Marc Almond 72 72 73 73
HAPPY NEW YEAR/THE WAY OLD FRIENDS DO Abba 73 73 74 74
THE BOTTLE The Christians 74
ZEROES AND ONES Jesus Jones 75 38 47 68

11th July new entries

I WANT YOU Utah Saints 10 8 8
BIG GUN AC/DC 40 65
I WANNA LOVE YOU Jade 42 30 48
THIS I SWEAR Richard Darbyshire 55 45 31
RUNAWAY TRAIN Soul Asylum 56 49
TOMORROW’S GIRLS Donald Fagen 60 68
DOWN THAT ROAD Shara Nelson 67 35 32
PICK UP THE PIECES Candy Dulfer 75

18th July new entries

IF Janet Jackson 16 7
(DON’T KNOW WHY) BUT I DO Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry 21 38
THIS IS IT Danii Minogue 25 25
STAY Kenny Thomas 26 39
RAIN Madonna 31 15
RIVER OF DREAMS Billy Joel 34 6
UPTOWN TOP RANKING Ali & Frazier 37 37
I BELIEVE Robert Plant 40 66
SAN FRANSISCO NIGHTS Chris Isaak 54 70
JUST AS LONG AS YOU ARE THERE Vanessa Paradis 57 29
LIGHT OF THE WORLD Kim Appleby 59 50
BREAK FROM THE OLD ROUTINE Oui 3 64 49
SWEAT (A LA LA LA LA LONG) Inner Circle 66
YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT Craig McLaghlan/ Debbie Gibson 67 61
SOON BE DONE Shaggy 69
BY THE TIME THE NIGHT IS OVER Kenny G/ Peabo Bryson 70 67
THIRD RAIL Squeeze 71
DO YOU REALLY WANT ME Jon Secada 72 33
NUMB U2 75

25th July new entries

IT KEEPS RAININ’ (TEARS IN MY EYES) Bitty McLean 13
HOW LONG Yazz/ Aswad 14
LIVING ON MY OWN Freddie Mercury 18
ALMOST UNREAL Roxette 20
YOU COME FROM EARTH Lene 35
GLASTONBURY SONG The Waterboys 40
KITE Nick Heyward 43
THE KEY THE SECRET Urban Cookie Collective 46
BOOM SHACK A LACK Apache Indian 47
LA TRISTESSA DURERA The Manic Street Preachers 55
DISCO INFERNO Tina Turner 69
COLD Tears For Fears 72
BAD BOYS Inner Circle 75

AUGUST 1993

Take That, and that naughty video, dominating the pop scene this month, with the late Freddie dance remix just behind, and minor hit from the Bee Gees (dance but they by this time weren’t a contemporary dance act, not that I cared, it was great). I even went to the Radio One Roadshow, back in the good ol seaside days, and filmed the Gibb boys getting off a helicopter, signing autographs with fans (Robin mainly, he was always the most obliging) and then performing this and You Win Again (at Exmouth). It wasn’t their first number one (that would have been Massachussets had I compiled charts then) and certainly wasn’t their last.

1st August chart

PRAY Take That 1 1 2 6 6
DREAM OF ME (LOVE’S THEME) OMD 2 3 8 13 17
IF Janet Jackson 3 5 9 14 19
CAN YOU FORGIVE HER Pet Shop Boys 4 10 15 21 24
LIVING ON MY OWN Freddie Mercury 5 2 1 2 4
DANCING IN THE STREET Martha Reeves & The Vandellas 6 13 16 20 23
WILL YOU BE THERE Michael Jackson 7 12 17 22 32
HOW LONG Yazz/ Aswad 8 4 7 11 21
THE RIVER OF DREAMS Billy Joel 9 14 10 3 5
UPTOWN TOP RANKING Ali & Frazier 10 8 11 16 28

IT KEEPS RAININ’ (TEARS FROM MY EYES) Bitty McLean 11 9 13 7 11
WHAT IS LOVE? Haddaway 12 19 21 25 34
LA TRISTESSA DURERA (SCREAM TO A SIGH) The Manic Street Preachers 13 7 4 4 8
KITE Nick Heyward 14 11 12 23 27
RAIN Madonna 15 15 14 10 29
IF I CAN’T HAVE YOU Kim Wilde 16 22 27 41 61
WHAT’S UP? 4 Non-Blondes 17 25 29 39 45
UNFORGIVEN D:Ream 18 21 38 71
ALMOST UNREAL Roxette 19 17 22 28 35
PAYING THE PRICE OF LOVE The Bee Gees 20 18 3 1 1

I WANT YOU Utah Saints 21 33 45 73
ONE NIGHT IN HEAVEN M People 22 29 50 48 63
BOOM SHACK A LACK Apache Indian 23 16 6 8 13
RIDDIM US3/Tukka Yoot 24 31 58 63 73
THIS I SWEAR Richard Darbyshire 25 38 55
CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION Unity 2/ Steel 26 28 28 29 41
DOWN THAT ROAD Shara Nelson 27 20 31 61
CHEMICAL WORLD Blur 28 40 67
JUST AS LONG AS YOU ARE THERE Vanessa Paradis 29 47
I BELIEVE Robert Plant 30 46

(I CAN’T) HELP FALLIN’ IN LOVE UB40 31 26 34 37 44
ALL THAT SHE WANTS Ace Of Bass 32 32 32 34 42
NOTHING MY LOVE CAN’T FIX Joey Lawrence 33 35 48 75
THE KEY THE SECRET Urban Cookie Collective 34 23 18 12 7
YOU COME FROM EARTH Lena (Fiagbe) 35 51 68
SUNFLOWER Paul Weller 36 58
WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE Abba 37 37 39 43 47
GLASTONBURY SONG The Waterboys 38 73 23 35 51
CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE Taylor Dayne 39 60
THAT’S THE WAY LOVE GOES Janet Jackson 40 41 46 49 53

COME UNDONE Duran Duran 41 43 43 44 46
DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba 42 42 42 42 43
I WILL SURVIVE ’93 Gloria Gaynor 43 50
DELICATE Terence Trent D’Arby/ Des’ree 44 54 54 57 64
BREAK FROM THE OLD ROUTINE Oui 3 45 24 35 68
THIS IS IT Danii Minogue 46 52
GIMME LOVE (EENIE MEENIE..) David Morales/ Bad Yard Club 47 69
I GOT YOU BABE Sonny & Cher 48 48 51 53 54
LIVING IN THE PAST Jethro Tull 49 49 52 54 57
LOOKING UP Michelle Gayle 50 6 5 5 2

FAT BLACK HEART Pele 51 55
TRIBAL DANCE 2 Unlimited 52 62 62 65 70
20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex 53 53 53 52 52
U.R. THE BEST THING D:Ream 54 56 59 64 67
NUMB U2 55
(DON’T KNOW WHY) BUT I DO Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry 56 19 26 38
BY THE TIME THE NIGHT IS OVER Kenny G/ Peabo Bryson 57
LIGHT OF THE WORLD Kim Appleby 58
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers 59 59 57 59 59
IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES Lisa Stansfield 60

I’M BACK FOR MORE Lulu/ Bobby Womack 61 71
DO YOU REALLY WANT ME Jon Secada 62
LOVE SO STRONG Secret Life 63 63
METAL GURU T.Rex 64 66 66 66 66
HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles 65 61 61 62 62
TEASE ME Chaka Demus & Pliers 66 67 64 69 69
YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT Craig McLaghlan/ Debbie Gibson 67
LONG TRAIN RUNNING The Doobie Brothers 68
CHECK YO SELF Ice Cube/ Das FX 69 34 24 32 50
STAY Kenny Thomas 70

I’LL SLEEP WHEN I’M DEAD Bon Jovi 71 45 40
THE JUNGLE BOOK GROOVE The Disney Cast 72 72 74
CALLING OUT Curt Smith 73 27 26 51
MY HAND OVER MY HEART Marc Almond 74
HAPPY NEW YEAR/THE WAY OLD FRIENDS DO Abba 75 75

8th August new entries

ARIENNE Tasmin Archer 30 20 15 22
IF WE WERE LOVERS Gloria Estefan 36 36
OUTERSPACE GIRL The Beloved 39 41
HIGHER GROUND UB40 44 25 17 16
MR VAIN Culture Beat 57 37 31 10
LUV 4 LUV Robin S 64 49 45 37
CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE Juliette Roberts 65 63
DREAM LOVER Mariah Carey 68 44 9 3
RIGHT HERE (HUMAN NATURE) SWV 70 47 24 12
LITTLE MISS CAN’T BE WRONG The Spin Doctors 74 56 50 75

15th August new entries

THE RODEO SONG Gary Lee and Showdown 30 27 48
BAD BOYS Inner Circle 33 46 60
I CAN’T HELP MYSELF Joey Lawrence 60 60 40
DISCO INFERNO Tina Turner 65 33 25
WHITE LOVE One Dove 69
DON’T TALK ABOUT LOVE Bad Boys Inc 70 70 65
EMERGENCY ON PLANET EARTH Jamiroquai 71
HEAVEN HELP Lenny Kravitz 72 30 26
REASON TO BELIEVE Rod Stewart 73
ANARCHY IN THE UK Green Jelly 75

22nd August new entries

LET ME WAKE UP IN YOUR ARMS Lulu 18 18
SLAVE TO THE VIBE Aftershock 19 9
TUESDAY MORNING The Pogues 36 33
GO WEST Pet Shop Boys 38 15
TOO MUCH INFORMATION Duran Duran 40 20
FACES 2 Unlimited 47 36
STILL A FRIEND OF MINE Incognito 55 55
FADE TO GREY (BASSHEADS REMIX) Visage 56 56
SHE KISSED ME Terence ‘Trent’ D’Arby 58 30
WORLD New Order 67 14
WHEEL OF FORTUNE Ace Of Bass 72 31
REAL LOVE Mary J. Blige 74 49

29th August new entries

WILD WOOD Paul Weller 39
AIN’T NO CASANOVA Sinclair 58
I CAN’T MAKE IT ALONE Maria McKee 68
BOOM! SHAKE SHAKE THE ROOM DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince 71
STRONGER TOGETHER Sybil 72
VENUS AS A BOY Bjork 74

SEPTEMBER 1993

Pet Shop Boys rule with a gay anthem, amazingly it was a cover of the Village People’s rather mundane 1979 original. The boys turned it into something epic, and also both uplifting and sad (if you are aware of the intent behind it), though it also marked the point they stopped being a popular pop band and being a decliningly popular gay critically acclaimed enduring treasure.

Elsewhere, Mariah Carey amazed with a fabulous record, Billy Joel made the last of his great records, Massive Attack’s Shara Nelson, and metal classics Motorhead tried to challenge the top.

5th Sept chart

PAYING THE PRICE OF LOVE The Bee Gees 1 2 2 3
GO WEST Pet Shop Boys 2 1 1 1
DREAM LOVER Mariah Carey 3 3 9 9
THE RIVER OF DREAMS Billy Joel 4 7 7 7
WILD WOOD Paul Weller 5 8 14 15
PRAY Take That 6 12 16 22
LOOKING UP Michelle Gayle 7 17 24 30
LIVING ON MY OWN Freddie Mercury 8 13 13 17
RIGHT HERE (HUMAN NATURE) SWV 9 6 4 6
TOO MUCH INFORMATION Duran Duran 10 9 17 24

(DON’T KNOW WHY) BUT I DO Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry 11 18 27 45
WORLD (THE PRICE OF LOVE) New Order 12 16 21 32
MR VAIN Culture Beat 13 19 22 37
THE KEY THE SECRET Urban Cookie Collective 14 21 33 51
NUMB U2 15 14 31 47
LET ME WAKE UP IN YOUR ARMS Lulu 16 25 52 68
VENUS AS A BOY Bjork 17 5 11 21
SLAVE TO THE VIBE Aftershock 18 24 54
IT KEEPS RAININ’ (TEARS FROM MY EYES) Bitty McLean 19 23 29 42
DISCO INFERNO Tina Turner 20 27 41 50

LA TRISTESSA DURERA (SCREAM TO A SIGH) The Manic Street Preachers 21 32 48 56
BOOM SHACK A LACK Apache Indian 22 20 20 29
HIGHER GROUND UB40 23 29 47 59
IF Janet Jackson 24 35 46 48
HEAVEN HELP Lenny Kravitz 25 22 15 26
SHE KISSED ME Terence ‘Trent’ D’Arby 26 26 43 54
DREAM OF ME (LOVE’S THEME) OMD 27 31 38 44
TUESDAY MORNING The Pogues 28 41
BOOM! SHAKE SHAKE THE ROOM DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince 29 10 6 5
I CAN’T HELP MYSELF Joey Lawrence 30 51

WHEEL OF FORTUNE Ace Of Bass 31 47
RUBBERBAND GIRL Kate Bush 32 30 30 49
HOW LONG Yazz/ Aswad 33 48 68 74
FACES 2 Unlimited 34 34 44 58
AIN’T NO CASANOVA Sinclair 35 58
DANCING IN THE STREET Martha Reeves & The Vandellas 36 45 51 52
CAN YOU FORGIVE HER Pet Shop Boys 37 39 42 43
KITE Nick Heyward 38 54
REAL LOVE Mary J. Blige 39 43
STILL A FRIEND OF MINE Incognito 40 72

WHAT IS LOVE? Haddaway 41 64
ARIENNE Tasmin Archer 42
DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba 43 44 45 46
WILL YOU BE THERE Michael Jackson 44 62
ONE GOODBYE IN TEN Shara Nelson 45 11 5 4
UPTOWN TOP RANKING Ali & Frazier 46
LUV 4 LUV Robin S 47
COME UNDONE Duran Duran 48 55 65 62
CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION Unity 2/ Steel 49 57 57 57
20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex 50 52 53 53

ALL THAT SHE WANTS Ace Of Bass 51
WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE Abba 52
CANTALOUPE US3 53 53 23 16
ALMOST UNREAL Roxette 54
THAT’S THE WAY LOVE GOES Janet Jackson 55 67 72 72
(I CAN’T) HELP FALLIN’ IN LOVE UB40 56
I GOT YOU BABE Sonny & Cher 57 61 64 66
RAIN Madonna 58
TRIPPIN’ ON YOUR LOVE Kenny Thomas 59 33 56
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers 60 60 60 60

LIVING IN THE PAST Jethro Tull 61 69
HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles 62 63 63 63
WHAT’S UP? 4 Non-Blondes 63
METAL GURU T.Rex 64 66 67 67
BAD BOYS Inner Circle 65
DELICATE Terence Trent D’Arby/ Des’ree 66
I CAN’T MAKE IT ALONE Maria McKee 67
STRONGER TOGETHER Sybil 68 68
GLASTONBURY SONG The Waterboys 69
U.R. THE BEST THING D:Ream 70 74

ANGEL a-ha 71 65
TRIBAL DANCE 2 Unlimited 72 75
RIDDIM US3/Tukka Yoot 73
TEASE ME Chaka Demus & Pliers 74
SOMETIMES James 75 15 19 19

13th Sept new entries

ACE OF SPADES Motorhead 4 3 11
OUR TOWN Iris DeMent 28 50 64
STRIKE ME PINK Deborah Harry 36 70
SOMEBODY TO SHOVE Soul Asylum 37 58
LIFE Haddaway 38 35 2
I’M IN A PHILLY MOOD Daryl Hall 40 36 35
SO CALLED FRIEND Texas 42 61
CREEP Radiohead 46 25 41
LOVE SCENES Beverley Craven 49 28 40
SO YOU’D LIKE TO SAVE THE WORLD Lloyd Cole 50 40 55
RELIGHT MY FIRE Take That / Lulu 56 37 18
NOW I KNOW WHAT MADE OTIS BLUE Paul Young 59 12 10
SHE DON’T LET NOBODY Chaka Demus & Pliers 70 10 13
ALL I GAVE World Party 71 39 38
BIGSCARYANIMAL Belinda Carlisle 73 18 14

19th Sept new entries

IT MUST HAVE BEEN LOVE Roxette 8 12
TOO MANY PEOPLE Pauline Henry 26 28
FASCINATED Lisa B 32 27
BREAKADAWN De La Soul 34 20
TWO STEPS BEHIND Def Leppard 49 61
LOVE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING Al Green 55 39
CONDEMNATION Depeche Mode 59 8
MOVING ON UP M People 62 36
SOLITARY MAN Chris Isaak 66 70
MOVE Moby 69
ONE WOMAN Jade 71 65
WHEN YOU GONNA LEARN Jamiroquai 73 69
I’VE GOT THE MUSIC Mount Rushmere 74
HEART-SHAPED BOX Nirvana 75

26th Sept new entries

EVERLASTING LOVE World’s Apart 23
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH Chumbawumba/ Credit To The Nation 25
HOOTS MON Lord Rockingham’s XI 31
HERE WE GO Stakker Bo 33
ON THE ROPES The Wonder Stuff 34
EVERYDAY OMD 71
I LIKE IT D:Ream 73
KISS THAT FROG Peter Gabriel 75

OCTOBER 1993

One of the most volatile chart months ever, with a massive turnover of new entries and chart runs cut short. Mostly, it has to be said, due to an invasion of chart oldies as I’d been a fan of music for 30 years nearly, and a sense of history was there big-time. That, and a lack of an exciting new music scene. Haddaway grabbed a long run at the top with a great dance track, keeping off some other great records like Relight My Fire, Play Dead, and an early Texas minor hit goodie.

3rd October chart

RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood 1 3 3 6 7
LIFE Haddaway 2 1 1 1 1
GO WEST Pet Shop Boys 3 4 2 2 4
MICHELLE The Beatles 4 6 8 11 15
OB-LA-DI-OB-LA-DA The Beatles 5 8 12 18 25
ONE GOODBYE IN TEN Shara Nelson 6 10 14 22 27
PAYING THE PRICE OF LOVE The Bee Gees 7 13 16 20 23
NOW I KNOW WHAT MADE OTIS BLUE Paul Young 8 11 11 13 22
THE RIVER OF DREAMS Billy Joel 9 14 19 24 33
RIGHT HERE (HUMAN NATURE) SWV 10 15 18 25 31

BOOM! SHAKE SHAKE THE ROOM DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince 11 16 23 34 42
CONDEMNATION Depeche Mode 12 18 29 36 45
IT MUST HAVE BEEN LOVE Roxette 13 21 26 41 59
BIGSCARYANIMAL Belinda Carlisle 14 12 21 42
DREAM LOVER Mariah Carey 15 20 27 44 51
RELIGHT MY FIRE Take That / Lulu 16 7 6 4 5
SHE DON’T LET NOBODY Chaka Demus & Pliers 17 22 31 43 66
EVERLASTING LOVE World’s Apart 18 26 56
CANTALOUPE US3 19 31 53
ACE OF SPADES Motorhead 20 28 39 55

HERE WE GO Stakker Bo 21 23 38 46
LIVING ON MY OWN Freddie Mercury 22 30 36 51 61
WILD WOOD Paul Weller 23 34 48 52 41
TOO MANY PEOPLE Pauline Henry 24 38
BREAKADAWN De La Soul 25 55 57
PRAY Take That 26 36 43 50 56
ALL I GAVE World Party 27 32 59
THIS IS THE WAY Danii Minogue 28 37
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH Chumbawumba/ Credit To The Nation 29 68
SOMETIMES James 30 48

LOVE SCENES Beverley Craven 31 41
MOVING ON UP M People 32 19 15 26 34
ON THE ROPES The Wonder Stuff 33
FASCINATED Lisa B 34
VENUS AS A BOY Bjork 35 49
TOO MUCH INFORMATION Duran Duran 36 51
CREEP Radiohead 37
LOOKING UP Michelle Gayle 38 50 70
STAY Eternal 39 17 9 5 8
STAR/ I LIKE IT D:Ream 40 24 22 40

IT KEEPS RAININ’ (TEARS FROM MY EYES) Bitty McLean 41
BOOM SHACK A LACK Apache Indian 42
MR VAIN Culture Beat 43 57 74
CAN YOU FORGIVE HER Pet Shop Boys 44 47 52 61 71
HOOTS MON Lord Rockingham’s XI 45
DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba 46 46 47 48 48
HEAVEN HELP Lenny Kravitz 47
DREAM OF ME (LOVE’S THEME) OMD 48 52 62 67
WORLD (THE PRICE OF LOVE) New Order 49
GOTTA GET IT RIGHT Lena Fiagbe 50 out 64 21 30

NUMB U2 51 27 46
LOVE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING Al Green 52 25 42
20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex 53 53 55 58 58
IF Janet Jackson 54
PEACH Prince 55 43 32 30 47
DANCING IN THE STREET Martha Reeves & The Vandellas 56 63 67
DISTANT SUN Crowded House 57 35 33 28 50
CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION Unity 2/ Steel 58 64 72
I’M IN A PHILLY MOOD Daryl Hall 59
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers 60 60 61 63 63

HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles 61 62 63 65 64
COME UNDONE Duran Duran 62 66
TRACKS OF MY TEARS Go West 63 40 68
(I DON’T KNOW WHY) BUT I DO Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry 64
DANCEHALL MOOD aSWAD 65
SO YOU’D LIKE TO SAVE THE WORLD Lloyd Cole 66
I GOT YOU BABE Sonny & Cher 67
METAL GURU T.Rex 68
WHEN YOU GONNA LEARN Jamiroquai 69
HE DOESN’T LOVE YOU LIKE I DO Nick Heyward 70 out 49 33 44

LA TRISTESSA DURERA (SCREAM TO A SIGH) The Manic Street Preachers 71
SUNDAY SUNDAY Blur 72 59 54 49 40
TURN ON TUNE IN COP OUT Freak Power 73 39 20 16 14
HIGHER GROUND UB40 74
JIMMY OLSEN’S BLUES Spin Doctors 75

10th Oct new entries

MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield 2 4 7 11
GANGSTERS The Specials 5 5 8 13
CHAIN REACTION Diana Ross 9 7 14 24
RING OF FIRE Johnny Cash 29 25 31 35
BUMPED Right Said Fred 33 10 9 6
ON MY RADIO The Selecter 42 58
TEARS OF A CLOWN The Beat 44 51 69
MIRACLE GOODNIGHT David Bowie 45 24 17 21
I’D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE (BUT I WON’T DO THAT) Meatloaf 54 41 35 39
PLAY DEAD David Arnold/ Bjork 56 17 3 2
BREAKDOWN One Dove 58 28 12 17
I BELIEVE Bon Jovi 61 37 66
WHENEVER YOU NEED SOMEONE Bad Boys Inc 65
THE PRINCE Madness 67
CRYIN’ Aerosmith 69 45 27 18
ROSES IN THE HOSPITAL The Manic Street Preachers 70
GOING NOWHERE Gabrielle 71
JOY Staxx 72 44
INTO YOUR ARMS Lemonheads 73 34 53
SO NATURAL Lisa Stansfield 74 65 39 32
SPACEMAN 4-Non Blondes 75

17th Oct new entries

WONDERFUL LAND Hank B. Marvin/ Mark Knopfler 13 23 43
MY BOY LOLLIPOP Millie 30 29 26
FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE Pauline Henry 35 45 53
AS TIME GOES BY Jimmy Durante 40 60 20
YOU OWE IT ALL TO ME Texas 50 10 3
POLICE AND THIEVES Junior Murvin 60 57
DON’T BE A STRANGER Dina Carroll 66 56 37
SOMETHING IN THE AIR Tom Petty 69 out 67
BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY Phil Collins 71 71 60
THE GIFT INXS 73 32 28
GIMME THE SUNSHINE Curiosity (Killed The Cat) 75 70

24th Oct new entries

PASS IT ON Bitty McLean 15 10
CHRONOLOGIE PART IV Jean-Michel Jarre 19 16
LEMON U2 37 29
RAIN Madonna 38 46
RUNAWAY TRAIN Soul Asylum 47 65
NORWEGIAN WOOD PM Dawn 54 54
THIS GARDEN The Levellers 59 19
JULIA Chris Rea 62 36
ALL ABOUT SOUL Billy Joel 64 38
COMIN’ ON The Shamen 68 68
BECAUSE THE NIGHT 10000 Maniacs 72
SOUL FISH The Other Two (New Order) 73
MOVIN’ ON Apache Indian 74
SHED A TEAR Wet Wet Wet 75

31st Oct new entries

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS The Bee Gees 9
AGAIN Janet Jackson 12
U GOT 2 LET THE MUSIC Cappella 49
GOT TO GET IT Culture Beat 52
I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN Frank Sinatra/ Bono 55
WAR Edwin Starr and Shadow 57
WHAT IS IT YOU WANTED Willie Nelson 62
WHY MUST WE WAIT UNTIL TONIGHT Tina Turner 69
GIVE IT UP The Goodmen 70
MORE AND MORE Captain Hollywood Project 72
PLEASE FORGIVE ME Bryan Adams 73
THAT’S WHAT I THINK Cyndi Lauper 74
TONGUE TIED The Cat (Red Dwarf) 75

7th Nov 1993

I started my 3rd Florida holiday this week, as I firmly entered my American scifi TV love phase, shows like Deep Space 9 months ahead of UK broadcast, hooray! ** I became a big fan of oldies American radio discovering loads of 60’s and 70’s gems ** I became obsessed with theme park rides. Couldn’t get enough, the wilder the ride the better, the higher the rollercoaster the better, loved Epcot, MGM and Universal Studios. Adrenalin rush….!

It was all about the latest Bee Gees revival for me. In those days if you didnt have a hit for a few years it was considered a comeback – The Bees had about 6 or 7! These days it’s not unusual to have a prolonged chart-break.. Ayway, I’d seen them on the Radio 1 roadshow and they were 60’s childhood popstar faves who were still going strong with a luvverly melodic ballad. MOR, but, hey a good melody is not a crime!

My chart meanwhile suddenly got frantic, loadsaclimbers headed by the very late Jimmy Durante and his Sleepless In Seattle version of the Dooley Wilson Casablanca classic, which had charted in 1977 ** The Levellers get their biggest hit ** Bowie gets his umpteenth Top 10 ** Captain Hollywood Project rocket from 72 to 8 ** Cilla & Dusty highest entry for a bit of 60’s nostalgia, loved seeing them together and the record deserved better ** The Goodmen up to 39, later borrowed by Simply Red to great effect ** Elton & Kiki finally get that second duet hit 17 years on. Most of the big ballad chart hits of the day struggling in my charts, however, just a tad TOO overblown and dull to excite me much.

1 ( 9 ) FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS The Bee Gees
2 ( 2 ) PLAY DEAD David Arnold/ Bjork
3 ( 1 ) LIFE Haddaway
4 ( 3 ) YOU OWE IT ALL TO ME Texas
5 ( 4 ) GO WEST Pet Shop Boys
6 ( 20 ) AS TIME GOES BY Jimmy Durante
7 ( 19 ) THIS GARDEN The Levellers
8 ( 72 ) MORE AND MORE Captain Hollywood Project
9 ( 12 ) AGAIN Janet Jackson
10 ( 21 ) MIRACLE GOODNIGHT David Bowie

11 ( 5 ) RELIGHT MY FIRE Take That / Lulu
12 ( 7 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
13 ( 6 ) BUMPED Right Said Fred
14 ( 8 ) STAY Eternal
15 ( 11 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
16 ( 10 ) PASS IT ON Bitty McLean
17 ( 23 ) PAYING THE PRICE OF LOVE The Bee Gees
18 ( 18 ) CRYIN’ Aerosmith
19 ( 35 ) RING OF FIRE Johnny Cash
20 ( 53 ) FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE Pauline Henry

21 ( 13 ) GANGSTERS The Specials
22 ( 15 ) MICHELLE The Beatles
23 ( NEW ) HEART AND SOUL Cilla Black and Dusty Springfield
24 ( 29 ) LEMON U2
25 ( 36 ) JULIA Chris Rea
26 ( 16 ) CHRONOLOGIE PART IV Jean-Michel Jarre
27 ( 37 ) DON’T BE A STRANGER Dina Carroll
28 ( 68 ) COMIN’ ON The Shamen
29 ( 14 ) TURN ON TUNE IN COP OUT Freak Power
30 ( 39 ) I’D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE (BUT I WON’T DO THAT) Meatloaf

31 ( 33 ) THE RIVER OF DREAMS Billy Joel
32 ( 22 ) NOW I KNOW WHAT MADE OTIS BLUE Paul Young
33 ( 17 ) BREAKDOWN One Dove
34 ( 27 ) ONE GOODBYE IN TEN Shara Nelson
35 ( 25 ) OB-LA-DI-OB-LA-DA The Beatles
36 ( 31 ) RIGHT HERE (HUMAN NATURE) SWV
37 ( 24 ) CHAIN REACTION Diana Ross
38 ( 52 ) GOT TO GET IT Culture Beat
39 ( 70 ) GIVE IT UP The Goodmen
40 ( 49 ) U GOT 2 LET THE MUSIC Cappella

41 ( 41 ) WILD WOOD Paul Weller
42 ( 28 ) THE GIFT INXS
43 ( 60 ) BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY Phil Collins
44 ( 26 ) MY BOY LOLLIPOP Millie
45 ( 42 ) BOOM! SHAKE SHAKE THE ROOM DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
46 ( 30 ) GOTTA GET IT RIGHT Lena Fiagbe
47 ( 47 ) PEACH Prince
48 ( NEW ) SHED A TEAR Wet Wet Wet
49 ( 48 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba
50 ( 69 ) WHY MUST WE WAIT UNTIL TONIGHT Tina Turner

51 ( NEW ) LAID James
52 ( 34 ) MOVING ON UP M People
53 ( 44 ) HE DOESN’T LOVE YOU LIKE I DO Nick Heyward
54 ( 45 ) CONDEMNATION Depeche Mode
55 ( NEW ) QUEEN OF THE NIGHT Whitney Houston
56 ( 51 ) DREAM LOVER Mariah Carey
57 ( 62 ) WHAT IS IT YOU WANTED Willie Nelson
58 ( 58 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex
59 ( 38 ) ALL ABOUT SOUL Billy Joel
60 ( 73 ) PLEASE FORGIVE ME Bryan Adams

61 ( 56 ) PRAY Take That
62 ( 32 ) SO NATURAL Lisa Stansfield
63 ( 40 ) SUNDAY SUNDAY Blur
64 ( 63 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
65 ( 64 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles
66 ( NEW ) TRUE LOVE Elton John and Kiki Dee
67 ( 59 ) IT MUST HAVE BEEN LOVE Roxette
68 ( 57 ) WAR Edwin Starr and Shadow
69 ( 46 ) RAIN Madonna
70 ( 61 ) LIVING ON MY OWN Freddie Mercury

71 ( 65 ) RUNAWAY TRAIN Soul Asylum
72 ( NEW ) DEMOLITION MAN Sting
73 ( 43 ) WONDERFUL LAND Hank B. Marvin/ Mark Knopfler
74 ( NEW ) MICHIKO Sultans Of Ping
75 ( NEW ) NO TIME TO PLAY Guru featuring D.C. Lee

14th Nov 1993

Second week of the Florida holiday, driving down the Keys and over to the west coast Tampa Bay, and the US radio saturation had a major affect on my charts – mostly in the form of re-entries, as the US charts were pretty slow in those days. UK hits, as I’d not heard them 2 weeks, dropped. Up to the top, though, one of Pet Shop Boys greatest records: Go West had originally peaked at 11 in 1979 for the Village People, but the gay disco singsong had been transformed into a spine-tingling lament to AIDS and the also to the fall of Communism looking to the west for answers. Or it’s great to just singalong to anyway…

Meanwhile, Madonna returned to the Top 10 after a few unremarkable singles, and highest new entry US hit from the new Toni Braxton, soon to hit it in 1994, simpering as much as singing, but it seemed good at the time ** Meatloaf goes Top 20 for the first time in 11 years ** Dwight Yoakam covers Elvis country-stylee and it’s great fun ** oldies on US radio that sounded great included, Sweet Talking Guy (Chiffons), Kind Of A Drag (The Buckinghams, never a UK hit), Cracklin’ Rosie (Neil Diamond) and Build Me Up Buttercup (The Foundations) which I heard at Universal Studios..

1 ( 5 ) GO WEST Pet Shop Boys
2 ( 1 ) FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS The Bee Gees
3 ( 2 ) PLAY DEAD David Arnold/ Bjork
4 ( 4 ) YOU OWE IT ALL TO ME Texas
5 ( 3 ) LIFE Haddaway
6 ( 8 ) MORE AND MORE Captain Hollywood Project
7 ( 9 ) AGAIN Janet Jackson
8 ( 69 ) RAIN Madonna
9 ( NEW ) ANOTHER SAD LOVE SONG Toni Braxton
10 ( 6 ) AS TIME GOES BY Jimmy Durante


11 ( 17 ) PAYING THE PRICE OF LOVE The Bee Gees
12 ( 7 ) THIS GARDEN The Levellers
13 ( RE ) WHAT IS LOVE Haddaway
14 ( 12 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
15 ( 31 ) THE RIVER OF DREAMS Billy Joel
16 ( 10 ) MIRACLE GOODNIGHT David Bowie
17 ( 18 ) CRYIN’ Aerosmith
18 ( 30 ) I’D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE (BUT I WON’T DO THAT) Meatloaf
19 ( 11 ) RELIGHT MY FIRE Take That / Lulu
20 ( RE ) CANTALOOP US3

21 ( 56 ) DREAM LOVER Mariah Carey
22 ( 15 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
23 ( 13 ) BUMPED Right Said Fred
24 ( RE ) ALL THAT SHE WANTS Ace Of Base
25 ( 16 ) PASS IT ON Bitty McLean
26 ( 20 ) FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE Pauline Henry
27 ( RE ) MR VAIN Culture Beat
28 ( 14 ) STAY Eternal
29 ( 71 ) RUNAWAY TRAIN Soul Asylum
30 ( 19 ) RING OF FIRE Johnny Cash

31 ( 21 ) GANGSTERS The Specials
32 ( 22 ) MICHELLE The Beatles
33 ( 36 ) RIGHT HERE (HUMAN NATURE) SWV
34 ( NEW ) SUSPICIOUS MINDS Dwight Yoakam
35 ( RE ) IF Janet Jackson
36 ( 23 ) HEART AND SOUL Cilla Black and Dusty Springfield
37 ( RE ) BREAK IT DOWN AGAIN Tears For Fears
38 ( 39 ) GIVE IT UP The Goodmen
39 ( 60 ) PLEASE FORGIVE ME Bryan Adams
40 ( 43 ) BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY Phil Collins

41 ( 35 ) OB-LA-DI-OB-LA-DA The Beatles
42 ( 25 ) JULIA Chris Rea
43 ( 32 ) NOW I KNOW WHAT MADE OTIS BLUE Paul Young
44 ( 34 ) ONE GOODBYE IN TEN Shara Nelson
45 ( 24 ) LEMON U2
46 ( 37 ) CHAIN REACTION Diana Ross
47 ( 55 ) QUEEN OF THE NIGHT Whitney Houston
48 ( 29 ) TURN ON TUNE IN COP OUT Freak Power
49 ( 26 ) CHRONOLOGIE PART IV Jean-Michel Jarre
50 ( 49 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba

51 ( 41 ) WILD WOOD Paul Weller
52 ( RE ) OH CAROLINA Shaggy
53 ( 53 ) HE DOESN’T LOVE YOU LIKE I DO Nick Heyward
54 ( 27 ) DON’T BE A STRANGER Dina Carroll
55 ( 28 ) COMIN’ ON The Shamen
56 ( 59 ) ALL ABOUT SOUL Billy Joel
57 ( 40 ) U GOT 2 LET THE MUSIC Cappella
58 ( 58 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex
59 ( 33 ) BREAKDOWN One Dove
60 ( 51 ) LAID James

61 ( 44 ) MY BOY LOLLIPOP Millie
62 ( RE ) SWEAT (A LA LA LA LA LONG) Inner Circle
63 ( 45 ) BOOM! SHAKE SHAKE THE ROOM DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
64 ( 64 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
65 ( 65 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles
66 ( 54 ) CONDEMNATION Depeche Mode
67 ( RE ) DREAMS Gabrielle
68 ( RE ) LUV 4 LUV Robin S
69 ( 48 ) SHED A TEAR Wet Wet Wet
70 ( 61 ) PRAY Take That

71 ( 38 ) GOT TO GET IT Culture Beat
72 ( NEW ) HERO Mariah Carey
73 ( 66 ) TRUE LOVE Elton John and Kiki Dee
74 ( NEW ) HEY JEALOUSY Gin Blossoms
75 ( RE ) BECAUSE THE NIGHT 10000 Maniacs

21st Nov 1993

Back in the UK and the chart goes mad – loads of new UK hits I was getting to hear, and loads of American new tracks I taped onto cassette while I was there and replayed, so it’s a curious mix. However, Bee Gees go back up to 1 again amidst an invasion of high new entries led by 1985 classic Frankie at 2, and obscure American wholesome popstar Dino. The great one though is Blind Melon at 6, tinged with sadness from the early death of the lead singer, along with the ever-classy and marvellous Kate Bush at 7….

High Climber from Soul Asylum, still well-known, classic 1973 Doobie Brothers remixed and finally a UK hit, 1990 SAW track Lonnie Gordon pops back in, Roy Orbison covers Cyndi Lauper – or so it seems. Given that the greatest male vocalist of all-time had been dead nearly 5 years I think it’s fair to say the less-good Cyndi version and the awful Celine version were covers! ** in at 40, another Manilow remix, this time of his great OTT pseudo-classical 1978 UK hit (but actually a hit years before in the USA) Could It Be Magic. Probably Take That-related! ** finally a superstar trio plug a major movie theme tune lower down, for which they were rewarded with a huge hit and an award for dullness from me – mostly it charted due to US holiday nostalgia as it was played as an exclusive newie while I was driving the highways and byways.

1 ( 2 ) FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS The Bee Gees
2 ( NEW ) WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME Frankie Goes To Hollywood
3 ( NEW ) OOH CHILD Dino
4 ( 1 ) GO WEST Pet Shop Boys
5 ( 7 ) AGAIN Janet Jackson
6 ( NEW ) NO RAIN Blind Melon
7 ( NEW ) MOMENTS OF PLEASURE Kate Bush
8 ( 11 ) PAYING THE PRICE OF LOVE The Bee Gees
9 ( 29 ) RUNAWAY TRAIN Soul Asylum
10 ( 18 ) I’D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE (BUT I WON’T DO THAT) Meatloaf

11 ( 4 ) YOU OWE IT ALL TO ME Texas
12 ( 3 ) PLAY DEAD David Arnold/ Bjork
13 ( 6 ) MORE AND MORE Captain Hollywood Project
14 ( 5 ) LIFE Haddaway
15 ( NEW ) LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ 93 The Doobie Brothers
16 ( 9 ) ANOTHER SAD LOVE SONG Toni Braxton
17 ( 24 ) ALL THAT SHE WANTS Ace Of Base
18 ( NEW ) BETTER THAN YOU Lisa Keith
19 ( 13 ) WHAT IS LOVE Haddaway
20 ( 15 ) THE RIVER OF DREAMS Billy Joel

21 ( 8 ) RAIN Madonna
22 ( 14 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
23 ( 10 ) AS TIME GOES BY Jimmy Durante
24 ( 39 ) PLEASE FORGIVE ME Bryan Adams
25 ( NEW ) HAPPENING ALL OVER AGAIN Lonnie Gordon
26 ( 37 ) BREAK IT DOWN AGAIN Tears For Fears
27 ( 12 ) THIS GARDEN The Levellers
28 ( 17 ) CRYIN’ Aerosmith
29 ( 19 ) RELIGHT MY FIRE Take That / Lulu
30 ( 16 ) MIRACLE GOODNIGHT David Bowie

31 ( 21 ) DREAM LOVER Mariah Carey
32 ( 22 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
33 ( NEW ) I DROVE ALL NIGHT Roy Orbison
34 ( 20 ) CANTALOOP US3
35 ( RE ) DEMOLITION MAN Sting
36 ( 73 ) TRUE LOVE Elton John and Kiki Dee
37 ( 60 ) LAID James
38 ( 35 ) IF Janet Jackson
39 ( 33 ) RIGHT HERE (HUMAN NATURE) SWV
40 ( NEW ) COULD IT BE MAGIC ’93 Barry Manilow

41 ( 23 ) BUMPED Right Said Fred
42 ( 32 ) MICHELLE The Beatles
43 ( 31 ) GANGSTERS The Specials
44 ( 68 ) LUV 4 LUV Robin S
45 ( 25 ) PASS IT ON Bitty McLean
46 ( 27 ) MR VAIN Culture Beat
47 ( RE ) CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE UB40
48 ( 26 ) FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE Pauline Henry
49 ( 74 ) HEY JEALOUSY Gin Blossoms
50 ( NEW ) LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS Belinda Carlisle

51 ( 50 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba
52 ( 75 ) BECAUSE THE NIGHT 10000 Maniacs
53 ( 28 ) STAY Eternal
54 ( NEW ) WILD WORLD Mr. Big
55 ( 62 ) SWEAT (A LA LA LA LA LONG) Inner Circle
56 ( 30 ) RING OF FIRE Johnny Cash
57 ( RE ) HIGHER GROUND UB40
58 ( NEW ) WILL YOU BE THERE (IN THE MORNING) Heart
59 ( NEW ) I’M LOOKING FOR THE ONE TO BE WITH DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
60 ( 58 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex

61 ( NEW ) FEELS LIKE HEAVEN Urban Cookie Collective
62 ( NEW ) LET HER DOWN EASY Terence ‘Trent’ Darby
63 ( NEW ) NAILS IN MY FEET Crowded House
64 ( 67 ) DREAMS Gabrielle
65 ( 64 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
66 ( 65 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles
67 ( NEW ) ANNIVERSARY Tony! Toni! Tone
68 ( NEW ) SAID I LOVED BUT I LIED Michael Bolton
69 ( 34 ) SUSPICIOUS MINDS Dwight Yoakam
70 ( NEW ) ALL FOR LOVE Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting

71 ( RE ) INTO YOUR ARMS The Lemonheads
72 ( NEW ) LATELY Jodeci
73 ( NEW ) AIN’T IT FUN Guns ‘n’ Roses
74 ( NEW ) LITTLE FLUFFY CLOUDS The Orb
75 ( NEW ) TWO STEPS BEHIND Def Leppard

28th Nov 1993

Another week at the top for the Gibbs, but in at 2 my relatively newer faves Pet Shop Boys, and Kate at 3 with her last big chart hit (for 11 years) just before that massive gap in releases ** Janet peaks at 4 with one of her best records, the very sweet Again ** Peter Sellers: yes, him! It was a reissued childhood fave comedy record version of the then-very-famous A Hard Day’s Night performed on the Beatles TV special of 1965 ** Back in, new ones from Bowie, Hall, Lulu ** Saint Etienne also jump in with one of the few 90’s xmas classics. One of the great under-rated bands of that decade.

1 ( 1 ) FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS The Bee Gees
2 ( NEW ) I WOULDN’T NORMALLY DO THIS KIND OF THING Pet Shop Boys
3 ( 7 ) MOMENTS OF PLEASURE Kate Bush
4 ( 5 ) AGAIN Janet Jackson
5 ( 15 ) LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ 93 The Doobie Brothers
6 ( 6 ) NO RAIN Blind Melon
7 ( 2 ) WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME Frankie Goes To Hollywood
8 ( 10 ) I’D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE (BUT I WON’T DO THAT) Meatloaf
9 ( 3 ) OOH CHILD Dino
10 ( 4 ) GO WEST Pet Shop Boys

11 ( 16 ) ANOTHER SAD LOVE SONG Toni Braxton
12 ( NEW ) A HARD DAYS NIGHT Peter Sellers
13 ( 9 ) RUNAWAY TRAIN Soul Asylum
14 ( 24 ) PLEASE FORGIVE ME Bryan Adams
15 ( 13 ) MORE AND MORE Captain Hollywood Project
16 ( 8 ) PAYING THE PRICE OF LOVE The Bee Gees
17 ( 18 ) BETTER THAN YOU Lisa Keith
18 ( 50 ) LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS Belinda Carlisle
19 ( 35 ) DEMOLITION MAN Sting
20 ( 36 ) TRUE LOVE Elton John and Kiki Dee

21 ( 11 ) YOU OWE IT ALL TO ME Texas
22 ( NEW ) BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA David Bowie
23 ( 12 ) PLAY DEAD David Arnold/ Bjork
24 ( 14 ) LIFE Haddaway
25 ( 59 ) I’M LOOKING FOR THE ONE TO BE WITH DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
26 ( 63 ) NAILS IN MY FEET Crowded House
27 ( NEW ) STOP LOVING ME STOP LOVING YOU Daryl Hall
28 ( 58 ) WILL YOU BE THERE (IN THE MORNING) Heart
29 ( 22 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
30 ( 17 ) ALL THAT SHE WANTS Ace Of Base

31 ( 25 ) HAPPENING ALL OVER AGAIN Lonnie Gordon
32 ( NEW ) JUST KEEP ME MOVING k.d. Lang
33 ( 33 ) I DROVE ALL NIGHT Roy Orbison
34 ( 20 ) THE RIVER OF DREAMS Billy Joel
35 ( NEW ) HOW BOUT US Lulu
36 ( 19 ) WHAT IS LOVE Haddaway
37 ( 32 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
38 ( 21 ) RAIN Madonna
39 ( 23 ) AS TIME GOES BY Jimmy Durante
40 ( 29 ) RELIGHT MY FIRE Take That / Lulu

41 ( 28 ) CRYIN’ Aerosmith
42 ( 31 ) DREAM LOVER Mariah Carey
43 ( 34 ) CANTALOOP US3
44 ( NEW ) I WAS BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY Saint Etienne
45 ( 26 ) BREAK IT DOWN AGAIN Tears For Fears
46 ( 27 ) THIS GARDEN The Levellers
47 ( 30 ) MIRACLE GOODNIGHT David Bowie
48 ( 68 ) SAID I LOVED BUT I LIED Michael Bolton
49 ( 40 ) COULD IT BE MAGIC ’93 Barry Manilow
50 ( 42 ) MICHELLE The Beatles

51 ( 51 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba
52 ( 39 ) RIGHT HERE (HUMAN NATURE) SWV
53 ( 43 ) GANGSTERS The Specials
54 ( NEW ) DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER M People
55 ( 61 ) FEELS LIKE HEAVEN Urban Cookie Collective
56 ( 60 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex
57 ( 41 ) BUMPED Right Said Fred
58 ( 38 ) IF Janet Jackson
59 ( 45 ) PASS IT ON Bitty McLean
60 ( NEW ) FULL OF LIFE (HAPPY NOW) The Wonder Stuff

61 ( 37 ) LAID James
62 ( 62 ) LET HER DOWN EASY Terence ‘Trent’ Darby
63 ( 49 ) HEY JEALOUSY Gin Blossoms
64 ( NEW ) IS THERE ANY LOVE IN YOUR HEART Lenny Kravitz
65 ( 66 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles
66 ( 65 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
67 ( 67 ) ANNIVERSARY Tony! Toni! Tone
68 ( 44 ) LUV 4 LUV Robin S
69 ( NEW ) WE CLOSE OUR EYES’ 93 Go West
70 ( 54 ) WILD WORLD Mr. Big

71 ( NEW ) MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE 2 Unlimited
72 ( 73 ) AIN’T IT FUN Guns ‘n’ Roses
73 ( NEW ) HOPE IN A HOPELESS WORLD Paul Young
74 ( NEW ) HEY MR DJ Zhane
75 ( NEW ) THE PERFECT MOMENT The Christians

6th DEC 1993

The charts were still chock full of Florida holiday hits but now I was back in the UK some British hits made re-entries as I got to hear them after a gap. I was about to give up golf as a hobby – I enjoyed the company, but the stress of the ball going everywhere except where I wanted it to go was too much. Snooker and darts were my pass-time of choice with the Countryside mates from work. My lifelong loves The Legion Of Super-Heroes were in the process of being killed off after a few years of grim adult reading. DC Comics like to start from scratch and ditch long-time readers to excite new young fans. Trouble is, they prefer computer games these days….

Musically, mellow Bee Gees just keeping off whimsical Pet Shop Boys and Meatloaf goes Top 5 for only the second time, and Bpwie Top 10 for the umpty-teenth time with a TV series theme which was pretty good. Highest (re)entry from dance act Cappella sounding all piano-led and repetitive and high bpm. Sign of things to come.

kd Lang, ever-under-rated, goes Top 20, and YMCA is back again with a remix, the scourge of the early 90’s, they almost always are not an improvement on the original, and frequently ruin it. Happily Saint Etienne go Top 30 with their minor christmas classic, and East 17 get the highest new proper entry with one of their run of laddy goodies.

1 ( 1 ) FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS The Bee Gees
2 ( 2 ) I WOULDN’T NORMALLY DO THIS KIND OF THING Pet Shop Boys
3 ( 5 ) LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ 93 The Doobie Brothers
4 ( 3 ) MOMENTS OF PLEASURE Kate Bush
5 ( 8 ) I’D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE (BUT I WON’T DO THAT) Meatloaf
6 ( 4 ) AGAIN Janet Jackson
7 ( 6 ) NO RAIN Blind Melon
8 ( 12 ) A HARD DAYS NIGHT Peter Sellers
9 ( 22 ) BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA David Bowie
10 ( 11 ) ANOTHER SAD LOVE SONG Toni Braxton

11 ( 9 ) OOH CHILD Dino
12 ( 20 ) TRUE LOVE Elton John and Kiki Dee
13 ( 7 ) WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME Frankie Goes To Hollywood
14 ( 10 ) GO WEST Pet Shop Boys
15 ( RE ) U GOT TO LET THE MUSIC Cappella
16 ( 17 ) BETTER THAN YOU Lisa Keith
17 ( RE ) DON’T BE A STRANGER Dina Carroll
18 ( 13 ) RUNAWAY TRAIN Soul Asylum
19 ( 27 ) STOP LOVING ME STOP LOVING YOU Daryl Hall
20 ( 32 ) JUST KEEP ME MOVING k.d. Lang

21 (NEW) YMCA ’93 The Village People
22 ( 54 ) DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER M People
23 ( 15 ) MORE AND MORE Captain Hollywood Project
24 ( 16 ) PAYING THE PRICE OF LOVE The Bee Gees
25 ( 25 ) I’M LOOKING FOR THE ONE TO BE WITH DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
26 ( 26 ) NAILS IN MY FEET Crowded House
27 ( 24 ) LIFE Haddaway
28 ( 44 ) I WAS BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY Saint Etienne
29 ( 14 ) PLEASE FORGIVE ME Bryan Adams
30 ( 18 ) LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS Belinda Carlisle

31 ( 23 ) PLAY DEAD David Arnold/ Bjork
32 ( 48 ) SAID I LOVED BUT I LIED Michael Bolton
33 ( 35 ) HOW BOUT US Lulu
34 ( NEW ) IT’S ALRIGHT East 17
35 ( 29 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
36 ( NEW ) LET ME SHOW YOU K KLass
37 ( 28 ) WILL YOU BE THERE (IN THE MORNING) Heart
38 ( RE ) HEART AND SOUL Cilla Black and Dusty Springfield
39 ( 21 ) YOU OWE IT ALL TO ME Texas
40 ( 55 ) FEELS LIKE HEAVEN Urban Cookie Collective

41 ( NEW ) WALKING ON AIR Bad Boys Inc
42 ( 71 ) MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE 2 Unlimited
43 ( 34 ) THE RIVER OF DREAMS Billy Joel
44 ( 37 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
45 ( 30 ) ALL THAT SHE WANTS Ace Of Base
46 ( 31 ) HAPPENING ALL OVER AGAIN Lonnie Gordon
47 ( NEW) BREATHE AGAIN Toni Braxton
48 ( 39 ) AS TIME GOES BY Jimmy Durante
49 ( NEW ) CAN WE TALK Tevin Campbell
50 ( 19 ) DEMOLITION MAN Sting

51 ( 51 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba
52 ( 40 ) RELIGHT MY FIRE Take That / Lulu
53 ( NEW ) GONE TOO SOON Michael Jackson
54 ( 38 ) RAIN Madonna
55 ( 42 ) DREAM LOVER Mariah Carey
56 ( 60 ) FULL OF LIFE (HAPPY NOW) The Wonder Stuff
57 ( RE ) GIVE IT UP The Goodmen
58 ( 56 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex
59 ( 43 ) CANTALOOP US3
60 ( NEW ) HERO Mariah Carey

61 ( 36 ) WHAT IS LOVE Haddaway
62 ( 69 ) WE CLOSE OUR EYES’ 93 Go West
63 ( 33 ) I DROVE ALL NIGHT Roy Orbison
64 ( NEW ) BRING ME YOUR CUP UB40
65 ( 50 ) MICHELLE The Beatles
66 ( 65 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles
67 ( 66 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
68 ( NEW ) CONTROVERSY Prince
69 ( NEW ) HANDS UP (4 LOVERS) Right Said Fred
70 ( 53 ) GANGSTERS The Specials

71 ( NEW ) OPEN UP Leftfield Lydon
72 ( NEW ) WHAT’S MY NAME Snoop Doggy Dogg
73 ( NEW ) LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN Lisa Stansfield
74 ( RE ) STAY/ I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN Bono and Frank Sinatra
75 ( 52 ) RIGHT HERE (HUMAN NATURE) SWV

13th DEC 1993

3rd chart-topper of the year for Pet Shop Boys, this time in witty, playful mode. The album is as good as the singles off it, the boys were peaking again!

The other big trend was oldies, and christmas-flavoured Frankie lead the pack after a string of remixes and reissues. and Mike Oldfield’s also christmassy EP. Lots of re-entries back in the UK and picking up flop singles cheap (meant I got to hear them properly and chart them more realistically). I can’t explain the Toni Braxton popularity though, must have had a bit of Florida nostalgia going on…

1 ( 2 ) I WOULDN’T NORMALLY DO THIS KIND OF THING Pet Shop Boys
2 ( 1 ) FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS The Bee Gees
3 ( 3 ) LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ 93 The Doobie Brothers
4 ( NEW ) THE POWER OF LOVE Frankie Goes To Hollywood
5 ( 6 ) AGAIN Janet Jackson
6 ( 4 ) MOMENTS OF PLEASURE Kate Bush
7 ( 7 ) NO RAIN Blind Melon
8 ( 21 ) Y.M.C.A. ’93 The Village People
9 ( 5 ) I’D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE (BUT I WON’T DO THAT) Meatloaf
10 ( 12 ) TRUE LOVE Elton John and Kiki Dee

11 ( 9 ) BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA David Bowie
12 ( 19 ) STOP LOVING ME STOP LOVING YOU Daryl Hall
13 ( 28 ) I WAS BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY Saint Etienne
14 ( 8 ) A HARD DAYS NIGHT Peter Sellers
15 ( 10 ) ANOTHER SAD LOVE SONG Toni Braxton
16 ( 22 ) DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER M People
17 ( 34 ) IT’S ALRIGHT East 17
18 ( 18 ) RUNAWAY TRAIN Soul Asylum
19 ( 36 ) LET ME SHOW YOU K Klass
20 ( 53 ) HUMAN NATURE/GONE TOO SOON Michael Jackson

21 ( 14 ) GO WEST Pet Shop Boys
22 ( 20 ) JUST KEEP ME MOVING k.d. Lang
23 ( 26 ) NAILS IN MY FEET Crowded House
24 ( 41 ) WALKING ON AIR Bad Boys Inc
25 ( 11 ) OOH CHILD Dino
26 ( 13 ) WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME Frankie Goes To Hollywood
27 ( 15 ) U GOT 2 LET THE MUSIC Cappella
28 ( 16 ) BETTER THAN YOU Lisa Keith
29 ( 25 ) I’M LOOKING FOR THE ONE TO BE WITH DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
30 ( 17 ) DON’T BE A STRANGER Dina Carroll

31 ( 27 ) LIFE Haddaway
32 ( 23 ) MORE AND MORE Captain Hollywood Project
33 ( 30 ) LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS Belinda Carlisle
34 ( 69 ) HANDS UP (4 LOVERS) Right Said Fred
35 ( 24 ) PAYING THE PRICE OF LOVE The Bee Gees
36 ( RE ) HOPE IN A HOPELESS WORLD Paul Young
37 ( 64 ) BRING ME YOUR CUP UB40
38 ( 38 ) HEART AND SOUL Cilla Black and Dusty Springfield
39 ( 33 ) HOW BOUT US Lulu
40 ( RE ) ANNIVERSARY Toni! Tony! Tone!

41 ( 37 ) WILL YOU BE THERE (IN THE MORNING) Heart
42 ( 35 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
43 ( 31 ) PLAY DEAD David Arnold/ Bjork
44 ( 68 ) CONTROVERSY Prince
45 ( 73 ) LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN Lisa Stansfield
46 ( NEW ) IN DULCE JUBILO/ PORTSMOUTH Mike Oldfield
47 ( 32 ) SAID I LOVED BUT I LIED Michael Bolton
48 ( 29 ) PLEASE FORGIVE ME Bryan Adams
49 ( 49 ) CAN WE TALK Tevin Campbell
50 ( 39 ) YOU OWE IT ALL TO ME Texas

51 ( 51 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba
52 ( 44 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
53 ( 43 ) THE RIVER OF DREAMS Billy Joel
54 ( NEW ) PLEASE (YOU GOT THAT) INXS and Ray Charles
55 ( 58 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex
56 ( 42 ) MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE 2 Unlimited
57 ( 45 ) ALL THAT SHE WANTS Ace Of Base
58 ( 48 ) AS TIME GOES BY Jimmy Durante
59 ( 55 ) DREAM LOVER Mariah Carey
60 ( 46 ) BREATHE AGAIN Toni Braxton

61 ( NEW ) TWIST AND SHOUT Chaka Demus and Pliers
62 ( 40 ) FEELS LIKE HEAVEN Urban Cookie Collective
63 ( 74 ) STAY/I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN U2/ Bono and Frank Sinatra
64 ( 59 ) CANTALOOP US3
65 ( RE ) JEALOUSY Gin Blossoms
66 ( 66 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles
67 ( 67 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
68 ( NEW ) WHOOMP (THERE IT IS) Tag Team
69 ( 65 ) MICHELLE The Beatles
70 ( NEW ) THE PERFECT YEAR Dina Carroll

71 ( 52 ) RELIGHT MY FIRE Take That / Lulu
72 ( NEW ) I WISH Gabrielle
73 ( 75 ) RIGHT HERE (HUMAN NATURE) SWV
74 ( NEW ) BIG TIME SENSUALITY Bjork
75 ( NEW ) ANGEL Kirsty Maccoll

20th DEC 1993

Returning to the top for the Gibbs, and making the Top 10 for the first time, 1978 classic from meatloaf (full-length version), along with lovely christmas gem Saint Etienne. Bad Boys Inc – to be fair I haven’t heard it for 20 years but it turned out to be a nice slice of 60’s pastiche sweet soul..
A trio of veterans enter the Top 40, and the even more veteran Cliff. The Three Musketeers is to blame for the former, christmas for the latter, but I quite liked them at the time. Bit more interesting lower down with New Order, Ice T and Take That’s christmas moaner in at 75 making sure all my change of heart during the year towards them changed right back to dismissal. A bit stagnant really chartwise….

1 ( 2 ) FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS The Bee Gees
2 ( 1 ) I WOULDN’T NORMALLY DO THIS KIND OF THING Pet Shop Boys
3 ( 4 ) THE POWER OF LOVE Frankie Goes To Hollywood
4 ( 5 ) AGAIN Janet Jackson
5 ( 3 ) LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ 93 The Doobie Brothers
6 ( 12 ) STOP LOVING ME STOP LOVING YOU Daryl Hall
7 ( NEW ) BAT OUT OF HELL Meatloaf
8 ( 13 ) I WAS BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY Saint Etienne
9 ( 6 ) MOMENTS OF PLEASURE Kate Bush
10 ( 24 ) WALKING ON AIR Bad Boys Inc

11 ( 30 ) DON’T BE A STRANGER Dina Carroll
12 ( 11 ) BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA David Bowie
13 ( 7 ) NO RAIN Blind Melon
14 ( 18 ) RUNAWAY TRAIN Soul Asylum
15 ( 10 ) TRUE LOVE Elton John and Kiki Dee
16 ( 17 ) IT’S ALRIGHT East 17
17 ( 27 ) U GOT 2 LET THE MUSIC Cappella
18 ( 20 ) HUMAN NATURE/GONE TOO SOON Michael Jackson
19 ( 19 ) LET ME SHOW YOU K Klass
20 ( 9 ) I’D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE (BUT I WON’T DO THAT) Meatloaf

21 ( 8 ) Y.M.C.A. ’93 The Village People
22 ( 14 ) A HARD DAYS NIGHT Peter Sellers
23 ( 15 ) ANOTHER SAD LOVE SONG Toni Braxton
24 ( 21 ) GO WEST Pet Shop Boys
25 ( 22 ) JUST KEEP ME MOVING k.d. Lang
26 ( 49 ) CAN WE TALK Tevin Campbell
27 ( 16 ) DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER M People
28 ( 60 ) BREATHE AGAIN Toni Braxton
29 ( RE ) SUSPICIOUS MINDS Dwight Yoakam
30 ( 44 ) CONTROVERSY Prince

31 ( 28 ) BETTER THAN YOU Lisa Keith
32 ( 32 ) MORE AND MORE Captain Hollywood Project
33 ( 31 ) LIFE Haddaway
34 ( 37 ) BRING ME YOUR CUP UB40
35 ( 25 ) OOH CHILD Dino
36 ( RE ) ALL FOR LOVE Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams and Sting
37 ( 40 ) ANNIVERSARY Toni! Tony! Tone!
38 ( 45 ) LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN Lisa Stansfield
39 ( NEW ) HEALING LOVE Cliff Richard
40 ( 61 ) TWIST AND SHOUT Chaka Demus and Pliers

41 ( 35 ) PAYING THE PRICE OF LOVE The Bee Gees
42 ( 33 ) LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS Belinda Carlisle
43 ( 36 ) HOPE IN A HOPELESS WORLD Paul Young
44 ( 72 ) I WISH Gabrielle
45 ( 42 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
46 ( 46 ) IN DULCE JUBILO/ PORTSMOUTH Mike Oldfield
47 ( 26 ) WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME Frankie Goes To Hollywood
48 ( 47 ) SAID I LOVED BUT I LIED Michael Bolton
49 ( 29 ) I’M LOOKING FOR THE ONE TO BE WITH DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
50 ( 23 ) NAILS IN MY FEET Crowded House

51 ( 38 ) HEART AND SOUL Cilla Black and Dusty Springfield
52 ( 51 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba
53 ( 43 ) PLAY DEAD David Arnold/ Bjork
54 ( 34 ) HANDS UP (4 LOVERS) Right Said Fred
55 ( 55 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex
56 ( 52 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
57 ( 54 ) PLEASE (YOU GOT THAT) INXS and Ray Charles
58 ( NEW ) SPOOKY New Order
59 ( 39 ) HOW BOUT US Lulu
60 ( 53 ) THE RIVER OF DREAMS Billy Joel


61 ( 70 ) THE PERFECT YEAR Dina Carroll
62 ( 62 ) FEELS LIKE HEAVEN Urban Cookie Collective
63 ( 41 ) WILL YOU BE THERE (IN THE MORNING) Heart
64 ( 48 ) PLEASE FORGIVE ME Bryan Adams
65 ( 58 ) AS TIME GOES BY Jimmy Durante
66 ( 66 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles
67 ( 67 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
68 ( 59 ) DREAM LOVER Mariah Carey
69 ( 50 ) YOU OWE IT ALL TO ME Texas
70 ( NEW ) SHIPBUILDING Tasmin Archer

71 ( NEW ) THAT’S HOW I’M LIVIN’ Ice T
72 ( NEW ) GREASE Craig McLachlan
73 ( 64 ) CANTALOOP US3
74 ( NEW ) IF I WERE A CARPENTER Robert Plant
75 ( NEW ) BABE Take That

27th DEC 1993

Soul Asylum finally get a new peak after a long chart-run, Bee Gees get their 6th week at the top and Def Leppard get an instant Top 40 with a Sweet classic cover that did the original justice.

Sneaking in at 61 the vastly under-rated REM gem Find The River – about time it was abig hit I say!

1 ( 1 ) FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS The Bee Gees
2 ( 2 ) I WOULDN’T NORMALLY DO THIS KIND OF THING Pet Shop Boys
3 ( 3 ) THE POWER OF LOVE Frankie Goes To Hollywood
4 ( 4 ) AGAIN Janet Jackson
5 ( 5 ) LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ 93 The Doobie Brothers
6 ( 6 ) STOP LOVING ME STOP LOVING YOU Daryl Hall
7 ( 14 ) RUNAWAY TRAIN Soul Asylum
8 ( 8 ) I WAS BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY Saint Etienne
9 ( 7 ) BAT OUT OF HELL Meatloaf
10 ( 10 ) WALKING ON AIR Bad Boys Inc

 

11 ( 16 ) IT’S ALRIGHT East 17
12 ( 9 ) MOMENTS OF PLEASURE Kate Bush
13 ( 12 ) BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA David Bowie
14 ( 13 ) NO RAIN Blind Melon
15 ( 46 ) IN DULCE JUBILO/ PORTSMOUTH Mike Oldfield
16 ( 11 ) DON’T BE A STRANGER Dina Carroll
17 ( 18 ) HUMAN NATURE/GONE TOO SOON Michael Jackson
18 ( 19 ) LET ME SHOW YOU K Klass
19 ( 15 ) TRUE LOVE Elton John and Kiki Dee
20 ( 39 ) HEALING LOVE Cliff Richard

21 ( 17 ) U GOT 2 LET THE MUSIC Cappella
22 ( 28 ) BREATHE AGAIN Toni Braxton
23 ( 34 ) BRING ME YOUR CUP UB40
24 ( 21 ) Y.M.C.A. ’93 The Village People
25 ( 22 ) A HARD DAYS NIGHT Peter Sellers
26 ( 26 ) CAN WE TALK Tevin Campbell
27 ( 27 ) DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER M People
28 ( 24 ) GO WEST Pet Shop Boys
29 ( 25 ) JUST KEEP ME MOVING k.d. Lang
30 ( 23 ) ANOTHER SAD LOVE SONG Toni Braxton

31 ( 20 ) I’D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE (BUT I WON’T DO THAT) Meatloaf
32 ( 44 ) I WISH Gabrielle
33 ( 40 ) TWIST AND SHOUT Chaka Demus and Pliers
34 ( 30 ) CONTROVERSY Prince
35 ( NEW ) ACTION Def Leppard
36 ( 36 ) ALL FOR LOVE Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams and Sting
37 ( 33 ) LIFE Haddaway
38 ( 32 ) MORE AND MORE Captain Hollywood Project
39 ( 31 ) BETTER THAN YOU Lisa Keith
40 ( 58 ) SPOOKY New Order


41 ( 42 ) LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS Belinda Carlisle
42 ( 37 ) ANNIVERSARY Toni! Tony! Tone!
43 ( 41 ) PAYING THE PRICE OF LOVE The Bee Gees
44 ( 35 ) OOH CHILD Dino
45 ( 43 ) HOPE IN A HOPELESS WORLD Paul Young
46 ( NEW ) A WHOLE NEW WORLD Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle
47 ( 45 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
48 ( 48 ) SAID I LOVED BUT I LIED Michael Bolton
49 ( 61 ) THE PERFECT YEAR Dina Carroll
50 ( 29 ) SUSPICIOUS MINDS Dwight Yoakam

51 ( 38 ) LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN Lisa Stansfield
52 ( 52 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba
53 ( RE ) STAY (FARAWAY SO CLOSE)/I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN U2/ Bono and Frank Sinatra
54 ( 71 ) THAT’S HOW I’M LIVIN’ Ice T
55 ( 55 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex
56 ( NEW ) FEELIN’ ALRIGHT EYC
57 ( NEW ) SATURN 5 The Inspiral Carpets
58 ( 56 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
59 ( RE ) WHAT’S MY NAME Snoop Doggy Dogg
60 ( 47 ) WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME Frankie Goes To Hollywood

61 ( NEW ) FIND THE RIVER REM
62 ( 70 ) SHIPBUILDING Tasmin Archer
63 ( 53 ) PLAY DEAD David Arnold/ Bjork
64 ( 66 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles
65 ( 67 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
66 ( NEW ) HERE I STAND Bitty McLean
67 ( 65 ) AS TIME GOES BY Jimmy Durante
68 ( 50 ) NAILS IN MY FEET Crowded House
69 ( 60 ) THE RIVER OF DREAMS Billy Joel
70 ( NEW ) FAMILY AFFAIR Shabba Ranks

71 ( NEW ) I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Whitney Houston
72 ( RE ) BIG TIME SENSUALITY Bjork
73 ( 64 ) PLEASE FORGIVE ME Bryan Adams
74 ( NEW ) COME BABY COME K7
75 ( NEW ) I MISS YOU Haddaway

Olivia Newton-John Live in Bournemouth March 11th 2013

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I’m the one on the left, in Singapore 1971, just before I saw a musical with spaceships in swinging London and a young Australian lead-singer in it:)

Olivia Newton-John Live in Bournemouth March 11th 2013

Olivia and I went our separate musical ways about 30 years ago, and Glee and the odd UK interview visit apart, it’s mostly been “Grease” that’s kept her popping up over the decades into the forefront of the mind. I was a Livvie lover though when I was a teenager, for a good 10 years or so, so I thought I’d take a punt as she’d been good enough to drop by Bournemouth (and boo hiss to those who stayed away thanks to the arctic weather, it wasn‘t by any means a full house!). Good call! She was fab-u-lous. I had no expectations, as I didn’t realise she’d been touring extensively for some time, but I think it’s fair to say it was polished, spot-on, entertaining, nostalgic, and impressive.

Cards-on-table I first found Olivia in 1971 in a movie shown in RAF Swinderby‘s cinema: “Toomorrow” a sci-fi musical with groovy songs in space, and Olivia was charming. I loved the reference though when  Olivia asked the audience if they knew which musical she was about to do a song from, some wag shouted “Toomorrow!” – ah if only she had done a track, but she saw the funny sideJ

Apart from me and my minority interest though, Olivia covered all parts of her musical life, early days, country days, folkie days, ballad days, pop days, Grease-days, Xanadu-days, Physical-days, Gaia-days, Charity-days, she didn’t miss anything out, not even Eurovision (when she had the misfortune to come up against the immortal Abba) which brought a right old grin onto my face, I really must download that fab slice of cheese…I may not be familiar with her recent stuff, most of it self-composed, but honestly, there was no filler. If I had a petty preference it would been to drop Jolene in favour of the lovely album track Winterwood. The crowd may have loved, obviously, Grease and Physical, and Xanadu best but I tended to prefer the earlier stuff, my first Olivia purchase “Have You Never Been Mellow”, and her best ballads (Dylan, Harrison, Denver and songs like Sam).

As for Olivia and her band and backing /co-singers: They were great. The sound was great. The singing? Well, apart from a frog-in-the-throat moment (Olivia stopped A Little More Love to take a sip and start again – bonus! We got to hear it twice) I was very impressed. I’ve always loved her singing voice, but had no idea she had such a great range: for instance when she did early -career-song Cry Me A River she really interpreted it beautifully, her voice has a mature quality to it now, she could easily do an album of standards justice. OK, I’d kind of like to see her shock everyone and do a Guetta or will.I.am guest vocal (she could handle it!) but that would be a more logical move.

OK, I’m about to do indulge myself and list my fave tracks of the night, but one more batch of compliments to go first! I’ve been to hundreds of live concerts, so kudos where it’s due, Olivia is still charming, engaging, witty, and thankfully still has Aussie-girl-next-door likeable appeal. I loved that she addressed the audience constantly, involved us, and spoke of her work for cancer charity and conservation with sincerity (all of which I whole-heartedly endorse), was spot-on-time onto the stage and did away with the now obligatory encore cliché. It wasn’t needed, the show was varied, professional and constructed just right.

I hope that’s not too gushing! I certainly wasn’t expecting to gush. Hooray, and thanks Olivia, come back again I’ll be there!

1.       Hopelessly Devoted To You
2.       Sam
3.       Have You Never Been Mellow
4.       Xanadu
5.       Magic
6.       A Little More Love
7.       If Not For You
8.       We Go Together
9.       Cry Me A River
10.   Physical
11.   What Is Life
12.   Long Live Love
13.   I Honestly Love You
14.   Summer Nights
15.   Suddenly
16.   Banks Of The Ohio
17.   Please Mr Please
18.   Make A Move On Me
19.   You’re The One That I Want
20.   Take Me Home Country Roads

1988 Month By Month weekly charts aka Wot I Liked Then

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Quite a few pop classics you may recognise, lots of oldies, and a few obscuries

JANUARY 1988

3rd Jan

ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys 1 2 6 10 15
SHAME Eurythmics 2 1 1 4 7
HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles 3 3 4 1 4
I FOUND SOMEONE Cher 4 4 10 15 18
I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU Dusty Springfield 5 12 20 27 36
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL MIchael Jackson 6 6 12 17 21
FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK The Pogues/ Kirsty Maccoll 7 13 21 34 44
TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne 8 11 5 5 1
FAMILY MAN Fleetwood Mac 9 9 2 2 8
ESP The Bee Gees 10 21 41 48 59

WHEN I FALL IN LOVE Nat ‘King’ Cole 11 20 27 40 49
JINGO Jellybean 12 7 11 18 26
LETTER FROM AMERICA The Proclaimers 13 16 23 35 47
HOUSE ARREST Krush 14 8 8 11 13
LOVE LETTERS Alison Moyet 15 18 25 41 51
HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH Belinda Carlisle 16 10 9 7 17
LET ME BE THE ONE Expose 17 30 42 50 56
LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac 18 22 26 33 38
IDEAL WORLD The Christians 19 15 14 21 31
TURN BACK THE CLOCK Johnny Hates Jazz 20 19 33 58

YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees 21 26 30 32 35
ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE Mel (Smith) & Kim (Wilde) 22 42
EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE Simply Red 23 49
THERE’S THE GIRL Heart 24 17 29 51
THE LOOK OF LOVE Madonna 25 38 52
TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF GOD New Order 26 36 51
SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 27 29 31 31 33
BAD Michael Jackson 28 33 36 39 41
CRITICIZE Alexander O’Neal 29 37 47 53 62
RISE TO THE OCCASION Climie Fisher 30 25 16 9 16

TUNNEL OF LOVE Bruce Springsteen 31 31 58
I CAN’T HELP IT Bananarama 32 24 19 13 24
ANGEL EYES Wet Wet Wet 33 28 45
WHO FOUND WHO Jellybean/ Elisa Fiorello 34 41 55 67
TIGHTEN UP Wally Jump Junior & The Criminal Element 35 35
PACKJAMMED WITH THE PARTY POSSE Stock, Aitken & Waterman 36 32 56
CHILDREN SAY Level 42 37 52
I’VE BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE Cutting Crew 38 51
WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield 39 40 40 42 42
THE TIDE IS TURNING Roger Waters 40 44 50

I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW Tiffany 41 27 13 6 11
MY BAG Lloyd Cole & The Commotions 42 56 67 72
RENT Pet Shop Boys 43 50 53 56 58
KID (REMIX) The Pretenders 44 55 59 61
ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT The Stranglers 45 34 24 24 53
THE ONE I LOVE REM 46
IN GOD’S COUNTRY U2 47 45 39 64
JUST TO GET BY Babakoto 48 47 43
DEVIL’S BALL Double 49 64
THE WISHING WELL GOSH 50 43 35 46

FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone 51 54 54 55 55
PAID IN FULL Eric B & Rakim 52 61
CARS/ARE ‘FRIENDS’ ELECTRIC Gary Numan 53 58 60 62 69
HOT IN THE CITY Billy Idol 54 23 15 14 9
GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU George Harrison 55 73
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE The Beatles 56 60 62 63 65
I COULD NEVER TAKE THE PLACE OF YOUR MAN Prince 57
PUMP UP THE VOLUME M/A/R/R/S 58 65
LOVE POWER Dionne Warwick/ Jeffrey Osbourne 59 63 64 65 67
MONY MONY (HUNG LIKE A PONY REMIX) Billy Idol 60

ONCE UPON A LONG AGO Paul McCartney 61
NEED YOU TONIGHT INXS 62 62 71 73 73
O L’AMOUR Dollar 63 59 22 16 10
CHINA IN YOUR HAND T’Pau 64
HUMAN The Human League 65 67 69 69 71
JENNIFER SHE SAID Lloyd Cole & The Commotions 66 57 28 25 39
HERE I GO AGAIN Whitesnake 67 69 74 70 75
I SAY NOTHING Voice Of The Beehive 68 46
HOLIDAY The Other Ones 69 71
(IVE HAD) THE TIME OF MY LIFE Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes 70

WHEN I FALL IN LOVE Rick Astley 71
LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING Climie Fisher 72 72
LAST NIGHT I DREAMT SOMEBODY LOVED ME The Smiths 73
NEW SENSATION INXS 74 62 37 28 61
ROCK AND ROLL PART 3 Gary Glitter 75

10th Jan

YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers 5 3 8 23
SIGN YOUR NAME Terence Trent D’Arby 14 7 3 3
FATHER FIGURE George Michael 39 18 12 30
MANDINKA Sinead O’Connor 48 34 22 19
COME INTO MY LIFE Joyce Sims 53 32 23 20
LOVE OVERBOARD Gladys Knight & The Pips 68 65 57
SHAKE YOUR LOVE Debbie Gibson 70 70 36 25
CANDLE IN THE WIND (LIVE) Elton John 74 38 30 27
BEHIND THE WHEEL Depeche Mode 75 48 47

17th Jan

NEVER NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP Barry White 17 44
STUCK ON YOU Elvis Presley 44 20 43
GIMME HOPE JO’ANNA Eddy Grant 46 37 28
ROK DA HOUSE Beatmasters/ Cookie Crew 49 29 5
WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros 57 19 6
GTO Sinitta 61
I WANNA BE A FLINTSTONE The Screaming Blue Messiahs 63 54 34
YOU WILL KNOW Stevie Wonder 66 66
PROMISES Basia 68 59 52
PARADISE Black 72 45 40
SIDESHOW Wendy & Lisa 73 52 45
TIRED OF GETTING PUSHED AROUND 2 Men, A Drum Machine & A Trumpet 75 43 22

24th Jan

SAY IT AGAIN Jermaine Stewart 26 12
WHEN WE WAS FAB George Harrison 38 29
VALENTINE T’Pau 49 37
ALL SYSTEMS GO Donna Summer 60 50
HAZY SHADE OF WINTER The Bangles 68 57
WILD HEARTED WOMAN All About Eve 71 48
A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN Godley & Creme 74 68
SAID SHE WAS A DANCER Jethro Tull 75

31st Jan

MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson 2
THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT Jack ‘n’ Chill 14
I DON’T MIND AT ALL Bourgeois Tag 32
I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue 46
HUNGRY EYES Eric Carmen 54

ASIMBONANGA Johnny Clegg & Savuka 60
ARE YOU SURE So 63
MORE LOVE Feargal Sharkey 64
GIVE ME THE REASON Luther Vandross 66
INSIDE OUT The Mighty Lemon Drops 70
HE’S JUST NO GOOD FOR YOU Mental As Anything 72
NO MORE LIES Sharpe & Numan 74

FEBRUARY 1988 – in the last week of the month, the pop scene really started moving…

7th FEB

TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne 1 2 2 9
MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson 2 1 1 10
WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros 3 4 7 14
SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE Was (Not Was) 4 3 3 11
ROCK DA HOUSE Beatmasters/ Cookie Crew 5 7 12 24
THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT Jack ‘n’ Chill 6 6 14 21
HOT IN THE CITY Billy Idol 7 11 21 47
SIGN YOUR NAME Terence Trent D’Arby 8 12 23 46
HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles 9 13 19 31
CRAZY Icehouse 10 5 4 6

O L’AMOUR Dollar 11 22 51
SAY IT AGAIN Jermaine Stewart 12 8 5 7
SHAME Eurythmics 13 19 26 39
HOUSE ARREST Krush 14 18 27 44
FAMILY MAN Fleetwood Mac 15 27 44 64
I DON’T MIND AT ALL Bourgeois Tag 16 10 9 22
TIRED OF GETTING PUSHED AROUND 2 Men, A Drum Machine & A Trumpet 17 17 31 66
COME INTO MY LIFE Joyce Sims 18 28 54
MANDINKA Sinead O’Connor 19 15 10 28
ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys 20 23 30 34

HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH Belinda Carlisle 21 31 58
GIMME HOPE JO’ANNA Eddy Grant 22 16 11 16
RISE TO THE OCCASION Climie Fisher 23 44
I FOUND SOMEONE Cher 24 37 50 72
WHEN WE WAS FAB George Harrison 25 20 16 12
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL MIchael Jackson 26 30 37 41
CANDLE IN THE WIND (LIVE) Elton John 27 25 64
SHAKE YOUR LOVE Debbie Gibson 28 45 65
THE LAST TIME Agnetha Faltskog 29 9 20 54
I WANNA BE A FLINTSTONE The Screaming Blue Messiahs 30 21 47

I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue 31 14 8 23
I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW Tiffany 32 52
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers 33 47 55 50
SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 34 34 36 36
VALENTINE T’Pau 35 35 33
YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees 36 41 41 42
I CAN’T HELP IT Bananarama 37 54
GET OUTTA MY DREAMS GET INTO MY CAR Billy Ocean 38 29 28 57
WILD HEARTED WOMAN All About Eve 39 70
LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac 40 42 42 43

JINGO Jellybean 41 56
WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield 42 33 34 35
I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU Dusty Springfield 43 39 46 53
BAD Michael Jackson 44 48 53 56
SIDESHOW Wendy & Lisa 45
STUCK ON YOU Elvis Presley 46 61
FATHER FIGURE George Michael 47 36 44 49
IDEAL WORLD The Christians 48 62
HAZY SHADE OF WINTER The Bangles 49 49 39 32
YOU WILL KNOW Stevie Wonder 50 55 40

FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK The Pogues/ Kirsty Maccoll 51 64
853-5937 Squeeze 52 50 72
HUNGRY EYES Eric Carmen 53 46 35
LETTER FROM AMERICA The Proclaimers 54
JENNIFER SHE SAID Lloyd Cole & The Commotions 55
MORE LOVE Feargal Sharkey 56
ASIMBONANGA Johnny Clegg & Savuka 57
FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone 58 58 59 62
GIVE ME THE REASON Luther Vandross 59 40 60
RENT Pet Shop Boys 60 60 62 67

PARADISE Black 61
LOVE LETTERS Alison Moyet 62 75
WHEN I FALL IN LOVE Nat ‘King’ Cole 63
DREAMING OMD 64 38 61
ALL SYSTEMS GO Donna Summer 65
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE The Beatles 66 67 68 71
WE CARE A LOT Faith No More 67 59 38 59
LOVE POWER Dionne Warwick/ Jeffrey Osbourne 68 69 70
LET ME BE THE ONE Expose 69
NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS Cherrelle/ Alexander O’Neal 70 63 29 26

NO MORE LIES Sharpe & Numan 71
HUMAN The Human League 72 73 74 73
KISS AND TELL Bryan Ferry 73 68 67 65
HOW MEN ARE Aztec Camera 74 65 52 40
I SEE RED The Silencers 75

14th FEB

NEVER NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP (REMIX) Barry White 24 69
C’MON EVERYBODY Eddie Cochran 26 24 19
HEAVEN KNOWS Robert Plant 32 32 70
LET’S GET BRUTAL Nitro Deluxe 43 25
CRAZY FOR YOUR LOVE The Bee Gees 51 48 37
JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis 53 22 13
DIGNITY Deacon Blue 57 56 51
TOWER OF STRENGTH The Mission 66 43 33
DON’T SHED A TEAR Paul Carrack 71 63
HOW CAN I FORGET YOU Elisa Fiorello 72
HOT HOT HOT The Cure 74 66 63

21st FEB

DOCTORIN’ THE HOUSE Coldcut/ Yazz & The Plastic Population 6 2
BEAT DIS Bomb The Bass 13 8
TAKE MY BREATH AWAY Berlin 15 5
MY GENERATION The Who 17 15
I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN Roger 18 4
TWO HEARTS Cliff Richard 45 38
NEVER Heart 57 55
AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK Sting 71 52
I GET WEAK Belinda Carlisle 73 17
SHOULD’VE KNOWN BETTER Richard Marx 75

28th FEB

LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) Climie Fisher 1
EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac 3
HEART OF GOLD Johnny Hates Jazz 18
SUEDEHEAD Morrissey 20
THAT’S THE WAY IT IS Mel & Kim 25
DOMINION Sisters Of Mercy 27
CRASH The Primitives 29
LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS Taja Seville 30
LIVE MY LIFE Boy George 45
RECKLESS Afrika Bambaata/ UB40 48
I’M NOT SCARED Eighth Wonder 58
SHIP OF FOOLS Erasure 60
GOODGROOVE Derek B 61
TOGETHER FOREVER Rick Astley 68
CARS AND GIRLS Prefab Sprout 69
CHECK IT OUT John Cougar Mellencamp 74
PEOPLE ARE STRANGE Echo & The Bunnymen 75

MARCH, 25 years ago, Pet Shop Boys rule my roost. Plus ca change…etc

MAR 6th 1988

LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) Climie Fisher 1 7 15 16
THESE DREAMS/ NEVER Heart 2 6 10 10
I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN Roger 3 3 7 7
DOCTORIN’ THE HOUSE Coldcut/ Yazz & The Plastic Population 4 4 8 15
EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac 5 12 9 4
JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis 6 1 3 3
BEAT DIS Bomb The Bass 7 2 4 9
I GET WEAK Belinda Carlisle 8 10 16 19
TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne 9 15 19 26
LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS Taja Seville 10 5 5 11

SAY IT AGAIN Jermaine Stewart 11 19 27 37
HEART OF GOLD Johnny Hates Jazz 12 8 12 18
CRAZY Icehouse 13 13 21 31
MY GENERATION The Who 14 24 51
SUEDEHEAD Morrissey 15 17 35 58
THAT’S THE WAY IT IS Mel & Kim 16 9 11 12
DOMINION Sisters Of Mercy 17 16 26 56
TAKE MY BREATH AWAY Berlin 18 27 42 54
MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson 19 20 23 28
SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE Was (Not Was) 20 25 40 50

I’M NOT SCARED Eighth Wonder 21 11 6 5
CRASH The Primitives 22 14 14 30
I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue 23 23 31 45
HOW MEN ARE Aztec Camera 24 18 22 33
CRAZY FOR YOUR LOVE The Bee Gees 25 33 64
WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros 26 37 49 61
WHEN WE WAS FAB George Harrison 27 39 53
C’MON EVERYBODY Eddie Cochran 28 48
GIMME HOPE JO’ANNA Eddy Grant 29 29 45
HAZY SHADE OF WINTER The Bangles 30 49

THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT Jack ‘n’ Chill 31 41 55 70
I DON’T MIND AT ALL Bourgeois Tag 32 43 61
RECKLESS Afrika Bambaata/ UB40 33 22 20 22
HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles 34 31 33 34
ROCK DA HOUSE Beatmasters/ Cookie Crew 35 44 58 73
SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 36 32 32 32
WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield 37 35 38 41
I WALK THE EARTH Voice Of The Beehive 38 26 25 47
ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys 39 42 43 43
LIVE MY LIFE Boy George 40 54 54

NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS Cherrelle/ Alexander O’Neal 41 65
YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees 42 36 39 42
DIGNITY Deacon Blue 43 51
LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac 44 45 46 46
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL MIchael Jackson 45 47 47 48
GOODGROOVE Derek B 46 46
AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK Sting 47
SHAME Eurythmics 48 55 62 64
FATHER FIGURE George Michael 49 52 2 2
TOGETHER FOREVER Rick Astley 50 40 37 36

SHIP OF FOOLS Erasure 51 34 30 25
TOWER OF STRENGTH The Mission 52
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers 53 56 57 57
MANDINKA Sinead O’Connor 54
KISS AND TELL Bryan Ferry 55
CARS AND GIRLS Prefab Sprout 56 53 50 44
HOUSE ARREST Krush 57 68
BAD Michael Jackson 58 59 60 60
SIGN YOUR NAME Terence Trent D’Arby 59 60 66
HOT HOT HOT The Cure 60

DON’T TURN AROUND Aswad 61 21 13 8
FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone 62 62 63 63
TWO HEARTS Cliff Richard 63
I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU Dusty Springfield 64 71
JUST LIKE PARADISE David Lee Roth 65 50 41 68
MAKE MY HEART FLY The Proclaimers 66 63
RENT Pet Shop Boys 67 67 67 67
RIDE LIKE THE WIND Saxon 68 61 56
CHECK IT OUT John Cougar Mellencamp 69
PEOPLE ARE STRANGE Echo & The Bunnymen 70 57

FAMILY MAN Fleetwood Mac 71 64
I FOUND SOMEONE Cher 72 72
HUMAN The Human League 73 70 70 71
DEVIL INSIDE INXS 74 28 24 24
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE The Beatles 75 75

13th MARCH new entries

I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL Eric B & Rakim 30 18 21
I PRONOUNCE YOU Madness 38 34 29
THE PERFECT DAY Fischer Z 58
I WANT HER Keith Sweat 66 48 40
PIANO IN THE DARK Brenda Russell 69 29 17
I FOUGHT THE LAW The Clash 73 28 20
SHOULD’VE KNOWN BETTER Richard Marx 74

20th MARCH new entries

HEART Pet Shop Boys 1 1
ONLY IN MY DREAMS Debbie Gibson 17 13
CROSS MY BROKEN HEART Sinitta 36 27
DREAMING Glen Goldsmith 44 23
STAY ON THESE ROADS a-ha 52 14
BASS (HOW LOW CAN YOU GO) Simon Harris 59 38
DROP THE BOY Bros 65 51
JUST A MIRAGE Jellybean/ Adele Bertei 68 55
PUSH IT Salt ‘n’ Pepa 69 69
GIRLFRIEND Pebbles 71 52
PROVE YOUR LOVE Taylor Dayne 72 53
PLANET GIRL Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction 73
COULD’VE BEEN Tiffany 74 59
TEMPTATION Wet Wet Wet 75 49

27th MARCH new entries

LADY MADONNA The Beatles 6
I WANT YOU BACK Bananarama 35
AIN’T COMPLAININ’ Status Quo 39
BROKEN LAND The Adventures 62
GENE AND JIM ARE INTO SHAKES Gene and Jim 65
NOTHING’S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU Engelbert Humperdinck 66
PINK CADILLAC Natalie Cole 72
MR BOJANGLES Nina Simone 74
CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS Iron Maiden 75

APRIL 1988 and Pet Shop Boys do a 1-2 (Eighth Wonder being a PSB record more or less), while reactivated Mac peaked at 2 too. The charts were quite volatile actually lots of movement as I scoured all the local record shops for out of chart bargains and new release bargains

3rd APRIL

HEART Pet Shop Boys 1 1 1 4
I’M NOT SCARED Eighth Wonder 2 5 11 22
EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac 3 2 3 5
JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis 4 9 15 21
FATHER FIGURE George Michael 5 12 22 48
LADY MADONNA The Beatles 6 14 23 33
DON’T TURN AROUND Aswad 7 8 21 40
STAY ON THESE ROADS a-ha 8 7 14 25
ONLY IN MY DREAMS Debbie Gibson 9 11 28 59
PIANO IN THE DARK Brenda Russell 10 6 8 14

THESE DREAMS/ NEVER Heart 11 13 20 28
LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) Climie Fisher 12 17 18 24
I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN Roger 13 21 36 72
DREAMING Glen Goldsmith 14 10 10 18
CROSS MY BROKEN HEART Sinitta 15 15 48
BEAT DIS Bomb The Bass 16 26 43 67
THAT’S THE WAY IT IS Mel & Kim 17 24 35 47
LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS Taja Seville 18 30 50
DOCTORIN’ THE HOUSE Coldcut/ Yazz & The Plastic Population 19 27 42 68
I FOUGHT THE LAW The Clash 20 42

I GET WEAK Belinda Carlisle 21 34 55
RECKLESS Afrika Bambaata/ UB40 22 51
HEART OF GOLD Johnny Hates Jazz 23 35 57
I WANT YOU BACK Bananarama 24 18 9 8
I WANT HER Keith Sweat 25 54
TEMPTATION Wet Wet Wet 26 25 62
GIRLFRIEND Pebbles 27 16 13 9
AIN’T COMPLAININ’ Status Quo 28 28 61
TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne 29 40 46 61
MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson 30 37 38 42

JUST A MIRAGE Jellybean/ Adele Bertei 31 31 26 34
SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 32 33 34 35
DEVIL INSIDE INXS 33 63
BASS (HOW LOW CAN YOU GO) Simon Harris 34 68
I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL Eric B & Rakim 35 61
BROKEN LAND The Adventures 36 23 12 6
HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles 37 38 40 41
WALK IN THE NIGHT Paul Hardcastle 38 59
CRAZY Icehouse 39 56
I NEED A MAN Eurythmics 40 20 16 29

WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield 41 44 47 50
YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees 42 43 47 45
ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys 43 47 53 62
PINK CADILLAC Natalie Cole 44 32 19 10
CRASH The Primitives 45
HOW MEN ARE Aztec Camera 46
LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac 47 50 51 51
DROP THE BOY Bros 48
THEME FROM BATMAN Neil Hefti 49 45 39
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL MIchael Jackson 50 53 56 57

PROVE YOUR LOVE Taylor Dayne 51 39 24 20
SHIP OF FOOLS Erasure 52
I PRONOUNCE YOU Madness 53
GET LUCKY Jermaine Stewart 54 19 17 16
SAY IT AGAIN Jermaine Stewart 55 72
COULD’VE BEEN Tiffany 56 36 33 26
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers 57 58 58 58
TOGETHER FOREVER Rick Astley 58
PRIVATE PARTY Wally Jump Junior 59 66
BAD Michael Jackson 60 62 64 66

SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE Was (Not Was) 61
TAKE MY BREATH AWAY Berlin 62
FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone 63
SHAME Eurythmics 64 65 68
MARY’S PRAYER Danny Wilson 65 41 30 12
WE ALL SLEEP ALONE Cher 66 29 25 17
CARS AND GIRLS Prefab Sprout 67
RENT Pet Shop Boys 68 69 72
PUSH IT Salt ‘n’ Pepa 69 46 41
LOVE DON’T GIVE NO REASON Smokey Robinson 70

HUMAN The Human League 71
I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue 72
WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros 73
SWEET LIES Robert Palmer 74
WHO’S LEAVING WHO Hazell Dean 75 48 31 15

10th APRIL new entries

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD Louis Armstrong 3 5 13
WHEN THE LOVE IS GOOD Big Trouble 4 4 11
ONE MORE TRY George Michael 22 6 3
LET’S ALL CHANT Pat and Mick 49 29 23
SIDEWALKING Jesus And Mary Chain 52 52
I’M NIN ALU Ofra Haza 55 45 7
THEME FROM S-EXPRESS S-Express 57 7 1
BORN AGAIN The Christians 60 32 32
SEASONS CHANGE Expose 67 70
SEX TALK (LIVE) T’Pau 70 63
TELL THAT GIRL TO SHUT UP Transvision Vamp 71 66
ANGEL Aerosmith 73 60 43
FROM THE HIP Lloyd Cole & The Commotions 74 37 30
ARMAGEDDIN’ IT Def Leppard 75 59 36

17th APRIL new entries

I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5 2 2
DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER The Kane Gang 27 27
CHECK IT OUT John Cougar Mellencamp 49
10,000 ANGELS Godley And Creme 54 19
LOVE IS STRONGER THAN PRIDE Sade 67
NITE AND DAY Al B! Sure 69 31
BEDS ARE BURNING Midnight Oil 71 44
FAMILY MAN Roachford 73 55
EVERY ANGEL All About Eve 74 39
THE COLOURS Men They Couldn’t Hang 75 49

24th APRIL new entries

BLUE MONDAY (REMIX) New Order 37
CARELESS LOVE Swimming With Sharks 38
PERFECT Fairground Attraction 46
A LOVE SUPREME Will Downing 52
CALYPSO CRAZY Billy Ocean 53
ALPHABET STREET Prince 54
SOMETHIN’ ELSE Eddie Cochran 56
WHEN WILL YOU MAKE MY TELEPHONE RING Deacon Blue 60

CHANGES Alan Price 63
KING OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL Prefab Sprout 64
DIVINE EMOTIONS Narada 69
SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART Aztec Camera 70
CIRCLE IN THE SAND Belinda Carlisle 71
I STILL LOVE YA Judy Cheeks 73
PAYBACK MIX James Brown 74
IS THIS THE LIFE The Cardiacs 75

MAY 1988

Nobody dominating this month, though Prince & George Michael sharing the limelight with S-Express..

MAY 1st Chart

THEME FROM S-EXPRESS S-Express 1 3 7 11 15
I’M NIN ALU Ofra Haza 2 2 3 7 14
ONE MORE TRY George Michael 3 1 2 2 1
BROKEN LAND The Adventures 4 4 4 8 16
HEART Pet Shop Boys 5 7 12 15 22
I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5 6 6 14 17 24
I WANT YOU BACK Bananarama 7 9 15 26 39
WHO’S LEAVING WHO Hazell Dean 8 5 11 19 31
EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac 9 11 20 25 33
MARY’S PRAYER Danny Wilson 10 12 21 31 51

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD Louis Armstrong 11 21 23 32 42
GIRLFRIEND Pebbles 12 22 36 56
BLUE MONDAY (’88 REMIX) New Order 13 13 6 6 8
PIANO IN THE DARK Brenda Russell 14 26 27 41 65
PINK CADILLAC Natalie Cole 15 28 31 44
CIRCLE IN THE SAND Belinda Carlisle 16 15 9 3 3
NITE AND DAY Al B. Sure 17 24 41
DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER The Kane Gang 18 17 28 54
GET LUCKY Jermaine Stewart 19 30 57
LET’S ALL CHANT Pat and Mick 20 18 22 43

WE ALL SLEEP ALONE/ REMIX Cher 21 45 45 14 10
BORN AGAIN The Christians 22 20 24 30 64
PERFECT Fairground Attraction 23 14 8 21 44
WHEN THE LOVE IS GOOD Big Trouble 24 33 63 75
FROM THE HIP Lloyd Cole & The Commotions 25 31 59
SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART Aztec Camera 26 19 17 9 7
DIVINE EMOTIONS Narada 27 10 5 4 5
JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis 28 34 42 42 48
LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) Climie Fisher 29 40 52 61 68
ARMAGEDDIN’ IT Def Leppard 30 65

DREAMING Glen Goldsmith 31 54 73
10,000 ANGELS Godley And Creme 32 58
CARELESS LOVE Swimming With Sharks 33 27 32 46
KING OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL Prefab Sprout 34 25 16 13 17
ALPHABET STREET Prince 35 8 1 1 2
A LOVE SUPREME Will Downing 36 23 18 24 55
I’M NOT SCARED Eighth Wonder 37 52 70
BEDS ARE BURNING Midnight Oil 38 44 48
SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 39 38 38 39 40
THESE DREAMS/ NEVER Heart 40 49 56 64 73

CALYPSO CRAZY Billy Ocean 41 41 34 34
HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles 42 43 44 45 46
LADY MADONNA The Beatles 43 48 54 57 61
PROVE YOUR LOVE Taylor Dayne 44
YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees 45 46 46 48 49
MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson 46 50 50 52 54
EVERY ANGEL All About Eve 47
WALK AWAY Joyce Sims 48 36 61
THE COLOURS Men They Couldn’t Hang 49
STAY ON THESE ROADS a-ha 50 61

LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac 51 51 51 51 52
WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield 52 53 53 47 47
WHEN WILL YOU MAKE MY TELEPHONE RING Deacon Blue 53 62
SOMETHIN’ ELSE Eddie Cochran 54 63
THE PAYBACK MIX James Brown 55 55
ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME The Housemartins 56 42
COULD’VE BEEN Tiffany 57
I NEED A MAN Eurythmics 58
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL MIchael Jackson 59 60 62 63 63
CHANGES Alan Price 60

FATHER FIGURE George Michael 61 69
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers 62 64 67 69
THAT’S THE WAY IT IS Mel & Kim 63
I CAN’T STAY AWAY FROM YOU Gloria Estefan/ Miami Sound Machine 64 16 10 10 13
FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY/EVERYDAY PEOPLE Sly & The Family Stone 65 66 66 67 69
BAD Michael Jackson 66 67 68 68 67
WHAT ABOUT LOVE Heart 67 32 13 5 6
ANGEL Aerosmith 68 out 33 62
ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys 69 71 71 71 71
OUT COME THE FREAKS (REMIX) Was (Not Was) 70 47 40

DON’T TURN AROUND Aswad 71
ELECTRIC BLUE Icehouse 72 out 35 28 41
JUST A MIRAGE Jellybean/ Adele Bertei 73
OUT OF REACH The Primitives 74 57 49
OH PATTI (DON’T FEEL SORRY FOR LOVERBOY) Scritti Politti 75 39 30 20 9

8th MAY new entries

LONDON CALLING The Clash 29 19 36 59
DON’T GO Hothouse Flowers 35 25 23 23
GONE FOREVER Cry Before Dawn 37 37 59
EVERYTHING YOUR HEART DESIRES Daryl Hall & John Oates 56 43 33 25
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS/SHE’S LEAVING HOME Wet Wet Wet/ Billy Bragg 59 55 40 37
START TALKING LOVE Magnum 68 64
HEY MR HEARTACHE Kim Wilde 70 60 22 19
SHE’S LIKE THE WIND Patrick Swayze/ Wendy Fisher 72
LOADSAMONEY Harry Enfield 73 65
I GAVE IT UP (WHEN I FELL IN LOVE) Luther Vandross 74
HARMLESS PIECE OF FUN Eddy Grant 75

15th MAY new entries

OUT OF THE BLUE Debbie Gibson 26 16 11
I LIE AND I CHEAT Won Ton Ton 29 29 56
GIVE A LITTLE LOVE Aswad 39 27 27
GOT TO BE CERTAIN Kylie Minogue 47 12 12
BAD YOUNG BROTHER Derek B 58 55
WHO GETS THE LOVE Status Quo 69 58 58
THIS IS ME Climie Fisher 72 50 35
ENDLESS SUMMER NIGHTS Richard Marx 74 72
DON’T CALL ME BABY Voice Of The Beehive 75 49 36

22nd MAY new entries

CHECK THIS OUT LA Mix 18 4
WILD WORLD Maxi Priest 35 21
MY ONE TEMPTATION Mica Paris 37 28
YES Merry Clayton 38 34
STOP Sam Brown 53 53
LOST IN YOU Rod Stewart 60 32
VOYAGE VOYAGE Desireless 65 50
GET IT Stevie Wonder/ Michael Jackson 66 60
THE LOVERS Alexander O’Neal 70 18
TIME AND TIDE Basia 73 70
NAUGHTY GIRLS (NEED LOVE TOO) Samantha Fox 74 57

29th MAY

DOCTORIN’ THE TARDIS The Timelords (KLF) 20
YOU HAVE PLACED A CHILL IN MY HEART Eurythmics 26
CHAINS OF LOVE Erasure 29
MOVIN’ 1988 Brass Construction 30
I DON’T WANT TO GO ON WITH YOU LIKE THAT Elton John 38
I STILL LOVE YOU Judy Cheeks 42
PARADISE Sade 43
LIFE ON A TOP PEOPLE’S HEALTH FARM The Style Council 45
LOVE WILL SAVE THE DAY Whitney Houston 66
ISN’T IT MIDNIGHT Fleetwood Mac 72
JUST PLAY MUSIC Big Audio Dynamite 74
TELL ME Nick Kamen 75

JUNE 1988…

..and Belinda Carlisle rules, just ahead of some oldies, remixes and revamps, and a sudden chart invasion of some great singles on the 12th..

JUNE 5th chart

CIRCLE IN THE SAND Belinda Carlisle 1 1 1 3
ONE MORE TRY George Michael 2 3 13 12
DOCTORIN’ THE TARDIS The Timelords (KLF) 3 2 6 14
CHECK THIS OUT LA Mix 4 4 17 26
SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART Aztec Camera 5 9 16 16
ALPHABET STREET Prince 6 11 19 23
DIVINE EMOTION Narada 7 15 27 40
WHAT ABOUT LOVE Heart 8 18 28 37
OH PATTI (DON’T FEEL SORRY FOR LOVERBOY) Scritti Politti 9 19 29 41
YOU HAVE PLACED A CHILL IN MY HEART Eurythmics 10 6 3 4

THE LOVERS Alexander O’Neal 11 8 22 35
WILD WORLD Maxi Priest 12 10 5 2
WE ALL SLEEP ALONE/ REMIX Cher 13 25 42 52
MY ONE TEMPTATION Mica Paris 14 12 10 21
OUT OF THE BLUE Debbie Gibson 15 36 45 64
BLUE MONDAY (’88 REMIX) New Order 16 33 44 60
MOVIN’ 1988 Brass Construction 17 26 46 69
LOST IN YOU Rod Stewart 18 32 49
STOP Sam Brown 19 13 21 34
CHAINS OF LOVE Erasure 20 7 2 5

I CAN’T STAY AWAY FROM YOU Gloria Estefan/ Miami Sound Machine 21 35 47 55
THEME FROM S-EXPRESS S-Express 22 31 40 44
I’M NIN ALU Ofra Haza 23 41 64
GOT TO BE CERTAIN Kylie Minogue 24 58
GIVE A LITTLE LOVE Aswad 25 20 36 53
BROKEN LAND The Adventures 26 44 65
HEY MR HEARTACHE Kim Wilde 27 62
THIS IS ME Climie Fisher 28 65
HEART Pet Shop Boys 29 38 38 39
I DON’T WANT TO GO ON WITH YOU LIKE THAT Elton John 30 28 41 25

KING OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL Prefab Sprout 31 61
EVERYTHING YOUR HEART DESIRES Daryl Hall & John Oates 32 53
DON’T CALL ME BABY Voice Of The Beehive 33 29 23 22
VOYAGE VOYAGE Desireless 34 24 14 13
PARADISE Sade 35 23 8 6
I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5 36 43 48 48
LIFE ON A TOP PEOPLE’S HEALTH FARM The Style Council 37 63
BREAKFAST IN BED UB40/ Chrissie Hynde 38 22 15 9
TELL ME Nick Kamen 39 21 18 31
SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 40 40 39 38

EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac 41 46 53 54
DON’T GO Hothouse Flowers 42
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD Louis Armstrong 43 56 61 65
NAUGHTY GIRLS (NEED LOVE TOO) Samantha Fox 44
WHO GETS THE LOVE Status Quo 45
WHO’S LEAVING WHO Hazell Dean 46
HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles 47 49 52 51
LEADER OF THE PACK Joan Collins Fan Club (Julian Clary) 48 48 63
WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield 49 50 50 50
YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees 50 55 56 59

JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis 51 54 55 57
GET IT Stevie Wonder/ Michael Jackson 52
LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac 53 51 51 49
MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson 54 57 58 58
YES Merry Clayton 55
LOVE WILL SAVE THE DAY Whitney Houston 56
I STILL LOVE YOU Judy Cheeks 57
PERFECT Fairground Attraction 58 64 66
I OWE YOU NOTHING Bros 59 47 32 18
ISN’T IT MIDNIGHT Fleetwood Mac 60 30 25 29

I WANT YOU BACK Bananarama 61
LADY MADONNA The Beatles 62 67 71
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL MIchael Jackson 63 66 69 71
ELECTRIC BLUE Icehouse 64
THE TWIST The Fat Boys/ Chubby Checker 65 45 31 20
TIME AND TIDE Basia 66
BAD Michael Jackson 67 69 68 68
I SAW HIM STANDING THERE Tiffany 68 68 62
MARY’S PRAYER Danny Wilson 69
BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) Sabrina 70 60 33 33

I’M REAL James Brown 71 34 43
FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY/EVERYDAY PEOPLE Sly & The Family Stone 72 75 74 75
ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys 73 73 73 72
ANOTHER WEEKEND Five Star 74
DON’T BLAME IT ON THAT GIRL Matt Bianco 75 52 35 28

12th JUNE new entries

IS IT LOVE YOU’RE AFTER/ CAR WASH Rose Royce 5 11 15
MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael 14 7 7
EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY Morrissey 16 9 11
TRIBUTE (RIGHT ON) The Pasadenas 17 12 8
THERE’S MORE TO LOVE The Communards 27 20 10
FAST CAR Tracey Chapman 37 26 17
PAINTED MOON The Silencers 39 30 30
NO CLAUSE 28 Boy George 42 37 66
THIS IS LOVE George Harrison 59 34 19
TOMORROW PEOPLE Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers 70 59 46
DO YOU LOVE ME The Contours 71 67
MR BACHOLER Loose Ends 72
LUCRETIA MY REFLECTION The Sisters Of Mercy 74 24 24

19th JUNE new entries

IN THE AIR TONIGHT (1988) Phil Collins 4 1
I KNOW YOU’RE OUT THERE SOMEWHERE The Moody Blues 54 47
I WILL BE WITH YOU T’Pau 57 27
SYMPTOMS OF TRUE LOVE Tracie Spencer 60 56
TOUGHER THAN THE REST Bruce Springsteen 70 32
THE BLOOD THAT MOVES THE BODY a-ha 72 67
BEST OF MY LOVE Dee Lewis 75

26th JUNE new entries

ANYTHING FOR YOU Gloria Estefan 36
WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN The Who 42
THE DEAD HEART Midnight Oil 43
PUSH IT Salt ‘n’ Pepa 45
ROLL WITH IT Steve Winwood 61
NEVER TEAR US APART INXS 62
NOTHING’S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU Glen Medeiros 63
I’M SORRY Hothouse Flowers 70
ATMOSPHERE Joy Division 73
I WANT YOUR LOVE Transvision Vamp 74

JULY 1988

Several singles in and Michael Jackson was still getting number ones in my chart (4th so far) off Bad. Ditto George Michael, this Jam & Lewis remix was way better than the album version though. Kim Wilde finally got that elusive number one after a string of great pop hits dating back to 1981, and her brother Ricky (in the band and co-writer often) was having hits in my charts (but not the real ones) from 1972 to 1974 as a teenybop wannabe.

3rd July Chart

DIRTY DIANA Michael Jackson 1 1 2 2 2
IN THE AIR TONIGHT (1988) Phil Collins 2 2 3 3 4
WILD WORLD Maxi Priest 3 3 11 17 25
CIRCLE IN THE SAND Belinda Carlisle 4 8 15 24 30
PARADISE Sade 5 9 16 25 41
YOU HAVE PLACED A CHILL IN MY HEART Eurythmics 6 11 19 32 46
MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael 7 4 1 1 3
BREAKFAST IN BED UB40/ Chrissie Hynde 8 7 13 22 40
CHAINS OF LOVE Erasure 9 16 27 45 67
VOYAGE VOYAGE Desireless 10 18 31 57

TRIBUTE (RIGHT ON) The Pasadenas 11 22 33 46 66
I WILL BE WITH YOU T’Pau 12 5 5 11 19
THERE’S MORE TO LOVE The Communards 13 13 21 36 55
THE TWIST (YO TWIST) The Fat Boys/ Chubby Checker 14 28 68
FAST CAR Tracey Chapman 15 10 22 41 73
ONE MORE TRY George Michael 16 21 25 31 36
I OWE YOU NOTHING Bros 17 15 26 56
EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY Morrissey 18 27 32 44 58
THIS IS LOVE George Harrison 19 32 47
TOUGHER THAN THE REST Bruce Springsteen 20 23 34

SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART Aztec Camera 21 29 38 47 61
IS IT LOVE YOU’RE AFTER/ CAR WASH Rose Royce 22 36 45 63 71
THE FLAME Cheap Trick 23 6 4 8 12
DOCTORIN’ THE TARDIS The Timelords (KLF) 24 40 72
I DON’T WANT TO GO ON WITH YOU LIKE THAT Elton John 25 19 29 52
PAINTED MOON The Silencers 26 31 46
ALPHABET STREET Prince 27 34 43 49 56
DON’T BLAME IT ON THAT GIRL Matt Bianco 28 25 42
ANYTHING FOR YOU Gloria Estefan / Miami Sound Machine 29 44 18 15 33
MY ONE TEMPTATION Mica Paris 30 42 69

MAYBE (WE SHOULD CALL IT A DAY) Hazell Dean 31 26 28 54
CHECK THIS OUT LA Mix 32 48
PUSH IT Salt ‘n’ Pepa 33 45 24 20 15
NEVER TEAR US APART INXS 34 12 10 9 6
WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN The Who 35 61
THE DEAD HEART Midnight Oil 36 55
HEART Pet Shop Boys 37 41 41 42 42
SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 38 39 40 39 39
DREAMING OMD 39 51
DON’T SAY IT’S LOVE Johnny Hates Jazz 40 35 48

I WANT YOUR LOVE Transvision Vamp 41 20 7 7 11
THE LOVERS Alexander O’Neal 42 64
I’M SORRY Hothouse Flowers 43 43 out 69
WHAT ABOUT LOVE Heart 44 63
FOLLOW THE LEADER Eric B & Rakim 45 38 59
DIVINE EMOTION Narada 46 59 61 68
STOP Sam Brown 47 out 17 27 50
LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac 48 50 51 51 52
WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield 49 49 50 50 51
I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5 50 53 58 61 63

HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles 51 52 54 55 54
NOTHING’S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU Glen Medeiros 52 37 52 59
THEME FROM S-EXPRESS S-Express 53 60
DON’T CALL ME BABY Voice Of The Beehive 54
DROWNING IN A SEA OF LOVE The Adventures 55 46 37 53
ISN’T IT MIDNIGHT Fleetwood Mac 56
ROLL WITH IT Steve Winwood 57 54
MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson 58 58 62 64 64
YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees 59 57 57 58 59
JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis 60 62 67 71 72

TELL ME Nick Kamen 61
LUCRETIA MY REFLECTION The Sisters Of Mercy 62
YOU CAME Kim Wilde 63 24 14 5 1
EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac 64 67 71
BEATIN’ THE HEAT Jack ‘n’ Chill 65 65 out out 47
FOOLISH BEAT Debbie Gibson 66 17 6 4 7
WE ALL SLEEP ALONE/ REMIX Cher 67
BAD Michael Jackson 68 69 70 70 69
TOMORROW PEOPLE Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers 69 30 20 13 24
I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Taylor Dayne 70

I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT Everything But The Girl 71 47 39 35 44
ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys 72 72 74 74 75
EVERLASTING Natalie Cole 73 56
CROSS MY HEART Eighth Wonder 74 33 23 16 35
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL MIchael Jackson 75 75

10th July New Entries

NO CONVERSATION View From A Hill 14 9 21 45
AIN’T NO SUNSHINE Sydney Youngblood 66
GOD GAVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL TO YOU Dennis Greaves & The Truth 68 49 26 26
ROSES ARE RED The Mac Band/ McCampbell Brothers 70 63 37 22
REACH OUT I’LL BE THERE (REMIX) The Four Tops 71 out 18 5
FIND MY LOVE Fairground Attraction 73 44 30 21
IN MY DREAMS Will Downing 74

17th July New Entries

NITE AND DAY Al B. Sure! 8 14 29
MY GIRL AND ME Gangway 12 6 13
HEAT IT UP Wee Papa Girl Rappers 30 12 16
NOWHERE TO RUN Martha & The Vandellas 35 10 10
SYMPTOM OF TRUE LOVE Tracie Spencer 36 19 18
HAND TO HEAVEN Breathe 53 40 27
MOVE ON UP Curtis Mayfield 55 38
DO YOU LOVE ME The Contours 56 43
FIESTA The Pogues 60 33 28
GLAM SLAM Prince 64 34 34
SOLDIER OF LOVE Donny Osmond 65 28 9
LOVE BITES Def Leppard 66 65 62
PERFECT WORLD Huey Lewis & The News 73 67 60
SUPERFLY GUY S’Express 75 48 32

24th July New Entries

I SAY NOTHING Voice Of The Beehive 23 14
WHAT CAN I SAY TO MAKE YOU LOVE ME Alexander O’Neal 29 17
THE ONLY WAY IS UP Yazz & The Plastic Population 60 31
MAD ABOUT YOU Belinda Carlisle 62 49
WHY DID YOU DO IT Groove Train 66 65
I’M TOO SCARED Steven Dante 72
FEEL THE NEED IN ME Shakin’ Stevens 73 68
ALL FIRED UP Pat Benatar 75 70

31st July New Entries

I NEED YOU B.V.S.M.P. 8
YE KE YE KE Mory Kante 20
HAPPY EVER AFTER Julia Fordham 23
RUSH HOUR Jane Wiedlin 37
FOREVER YOUNG Rod Stewart 38
MARTHA’S HARBOUR All About Eve 43
IT’S NATURE’S WAY (NO PROBLEM) Dollar 48
SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LAZY RIVER Robbie Robertson 53
HUSTLE (TO THE MUSIC) Funky Worm 57
WORKING IN A GOLDMINE Aztec Camera 74

AUGUST 1988

The traditional summer drought of hot exciting new records well in evidence till the last week of the month, as it was left to ongoing album tracks and old-timers to dominate. Kim Wilde & Michael Jackson’s umpteenth Bad track topped – to be honest not one of his greatest, but I still had vivid memories of his Captain Eo 3D mini-sci-fi-epic movie from visiting Disneyland a year earlier, this track was used a basis for the movie and seemed much better in 3D! Bad news for Mory Kante, who had 3 weeks at 2 with the best record in the chart, one of the greatest pop records to come out of Africa, and one periodically remixed and recharted, but never ever made the Top 20. Boo!

7th August chart

YOU CAME Kim Wilde 1 1 1 4
THE ONLY WAY IS UP Yazz & The Plastic Population 2 4 7 11
DIRTY DIANA Michael Jackson 3 8 14 21
MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael 4 6 11 15
YE KE YE KE Mory Kante 5 2 2 2
SOLDIER OF LOVE Donny Osmond 6 12 12 12
HAPPY EVER AFTER Julia Fordham 7 3 3 5
I NEED YOU B.V.S.M.P. 8 16 19 33
SUPERFLY GUY S’Express 9 5 6 13
I SAY NOTHING Voice Of The Beehive 10 25 41

IN THE AIR TONIGHT (1988) Phil Collins 11 21 23 32
WHAT CAN I SAY TO MAKE YOU LOVE ME Alexander O’Neal 12 26 37 61
FOOLISH BEAT Debbie Gibson 13 23 26 34
REACH OUT I’LL BE THERE (REMIX) The Four Tops 14 24 31 42
FIND MY LOVE Fairground Attraction 15 10 9 14
HAND TO HEAVEN Breathe 16 13 10 8
NEVER TEAR US APART INXS 17 27 39 58
COULDN’T GET IT RIGHT ’88 Climax Blues Band 18 11 21 41
SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LAZY RIVER Robbie Robertson 19 9 5 3
NOWHERE TO RUN Martha & The Vandellas 20 42 54

I WANT YOUR LOVE Transvision Vamp 21 33 45 66
THE FLAME Cheap Trick 22 32 44
MY GIRL AND ME Gangway 23 31 43
MARTHA’S HARBOUR All About Eve 24 15 17 31
FOREVER YOUNG Rod Stewart 25 19 18 26
RUSH HOUR Jane Wiedlin 26 14 13 10
PUSH IT Salt ‘n’ Pepa 27 48 59
GLAM SLAM Prince 28 55
I WILL BE WITH YOU T’Pau 29 44 52
HUSTLE (TO THE MUSIC) Funky Worm 30 29 25 51

ROSES ARE RED The Mac Band/ McCampbell Brothers 31 20 34
SYMPTOM OF TRUE LOVE Tracie Spencer 32 53
HEAT IT UP Wee Papa Girl Rappers 33 70
BEATIN’ THE HEAT Jack ‘n’ Chill 34 65
WILD WORLD Maxi Priest 35 47 56
ONE MORE TRY George Michael 36 38 38 43
IT’S NATURE’S WAY (NO PROBLEM) Dollar 37 50
WHERE DID I GO WRONG UB40 38 34 22 17
SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 39 40 40 39
CIRCLE IN THE SAND Belinda Carlisle 40 45 49 55

PEEK A BOO Siouxsie & The Banshees 41 41 55
HEART Pet Shop Boys 42 43 42 44
ANYTHING FOR YOU Gloria Estefan / Miami Sound Machine 43 22 8 6
BREAKFAST IN BED UB40/ Chrissie Hynde 44 60 65
MAD ABOUT YOU Belinda Carlisle 45 64
NITE AND DAY Al B. Sure! 46
TOMORROW PEOPLE Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers 47
FIESTA The Pogues 48
GOOD TRADITION Tanita Tikarim 49 28 20 18
GOD GAVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL TO YOU Dennis Greaves & The Truth 50

WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield 51 51 47 49
LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac 52 52 48 48
PARADISE Sade 53 67 70
HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles 54 54 53 54
NO CONVERSATION View From A Hill 55
ALPHABET STREET Prince 56 57 57 65
PERFECT WORLD Huey Lewis & The News 57
WORKING IN A GOLDMINE Aztec Camera 58 18 16 25
YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees 59 59 58 60
YOU HAVE PLACED A CHILL IN MY HEART Eurythmics 60

CROSS MY HEART Eighth Wonder 61
CHAINS OF LOVE Erasure 62
EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY Morrissey 63
MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson 64 61 61 62
I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5 65 66 66 70
I’LL BE THERE Robe 66
THE LOCOMOTION Kylie Minogue 67 63 51
BAD Michael Jackson 68 69 69 71
SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART Aztec Camera 69
RETURN TO YESTERDAY The Lilac Time 70

THE HARDER I TRY Brother Beyond 71 17 15 7
JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis 72 73 73
LIKE DREAMERS DO Mica Paris/ Courtney Pine 73
ON THE BEACH ’88 Chris Rea 74 62 50 46
ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys 75 75 75

14th August new entries

EASY The Commodores 7 4 9
JUMP START Natalie Cole 30 24 20
RUNNIN’ ALL OVER THE WORLD Status Quo 35 30 30
I HATE MYSELF FOR LOVING YOU Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 36 28 28
MY LOVE Julio Iglesias/ Stevie Wonder 37 29 47
TEARDROPS Womack & Womack 39 27 16
I WON’T BLEED FOR YOU Climie Fisher 46 36 27
TOUCHY a-ha 49 35 29
LOVE AND MERCY Brian Wilson 56 32 45
DON’T BE CRUEL Bobby Brown 58 33 53
MISSED OPPORTUNITY Daryl Hall & John Oates 68 68
WHEN ITS LOVE Van Halen 71 64
OFF ON YOUR OWN (GIRL) Al B! Sure 72 72
KING OF EMOTION Big Country 74 67

21st August new entries

ELECTRA Jibaro 46 64
TEARS RUN RINGS Marc Almond 60 56
GOOD TIMES Matt Bianco 62 57
FIRST BOY IN THIS TOWN (LOVESICK) Scritti Politti 63 68
DON’T MAKE ME WAIT Bomb The Bass 71 36
BAD TIMES Ellis, Beggs & Howard (Kajagoogoo) 74

28th August new entries

ANOTHER PART OF ME Michael Jackson 1
GROOVY KIND OF LOVE Phil Collins 19
SWEET CHILD O’ MINE Guns ‘n’ Roses 22
EVERY GIRL AND BOY Spagna 23
HOTEL CALIFORNIA The Eagles 24
INDESTRUCTIBLE The Four Tops/ Smokey Robinson 35
CHILDHOOD DAYS Barry Gibb 37
CATCH MY FIRE Billy Idol 38
YOU’RE MY WORLD Nick Heyward 40
THE RACE Yello 50
RAW Spandau Ballet 52
TOWN OF PLENTY Elton John 59
MANNISH BOY Muddy Waters 63
WORLD WITHOUT YOU Belinda Carlisle 67
SIGNED SEALED DELIVER’D (I’M YOURS) Ruby Turner 69
SUPERSTITIOUS Europe 72
ROOTY TOOT TOOT John Cougar Mellencamp 73
MARY MARY Run-DMC 74
STATIC James Brown 75

SEPTEMBER 1988

A Quarter of a century ago and I was getting nostalgic for the 60’s, as a beer advert rocketed the Hollies classic to the top of the Uk and my charts. Actually, I missed it in 1969 as I was living in Singapore (didnt make the radio there) so I’d only heard it as an occasional oldie. 20 years on and my first ever Number One was back in the charts on an anniversary reissue, good enough for me to chart it for the 3rd run at the top! Not the last one either….

Back in 1988 Pet Shop Boys ruled, clearly top act of that time (and since), but lots of great singles from Womack & Womack, and obscure classic flop Anchorage. I may stick it in BJSC one day:)

4th Sept chart

HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies 1 2 4 4
ANOTHER PART OF ME Michael Jackson 2 3 6 10
YE KE YE KE Mory Kante 3 8 11 15
THE HARDER I TRY Brother Beyond 4 7 9 13
TEARDROPS Womack & Womack 5 4 3 5
SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LAZY RIVER Robbie Robertson 6 12 18 22
GROOVY KIND OF LOVE Phil Collins 7 6 8 14
YOU CAME Kim Wilde 8 13 16 21
HAPPY EVER AFTER Julia Fordham 9 22 28 32
EVERY GIRL AND BOY Spagna 10 25 25 51

RUSH HOUR Jane Wiedlin 11 18 22 26
ANYTHING FOR YOU Gloria Estefan / Miami Sound Machine 12 15 15 11
HAND TO HEAVEN Breathe 13 21 31 42
WHERE DID I GO WRONG UB40 14 9 14 24
THE ONLY WAY IS UP Yazz & The Plastic Population 15 19 23 27
YOU’RE MY WORLD Nick Heyward 16 10 13 8
HOTEL CALIFORNIA The Eagles 17 43
SWEET CHILD O’ MINE Guns ‘n’ Roses 18 17 12 12
ANOTHER LOVER Giant Steps 19 23 17 28
SOLDIER OF LOVE Donny Osmond 20 28 37 44

EASY The Commodores 21 35 41 55
SUPERFLY GUY S’Express 22 37 52
LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers 23 5 5 3
FIND MY LOVE Fairground Attraction 24 33 34 47
TEARS RUN RINGS Marc Almond 25 16 10 16
MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael 26 31 32 35
WORLD WITHOUT YOU Belinda Carlisle 27 11 7 7
GOOD TRADITION Tanita Tikarim 28 32 33 48
TOUCHY a-ha 29 27 27 52
CATCH MY FALL Billy Idol 30 24 44 69

DIRTY DIANA Michael Jackson 31 39 40 40
DON’T MAKE ME WAIT Bomb The Bass 32 36 30 43
INDESTRUCTIBLE The Four Tops/ Smokey Robinson 33 30 29 20
I HATE MYSELF FOR LOVING YOU Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 34 54
FOREVER YOUNG Rod Stewart 35 45 63
JUMP START Natalie Cole 36 50 66 71
CHILDHOOD DAYS Barry Gibb 37 58
THE RACE Yello 38 42
WAY BEHIND ME The Primitives 39 44 59
SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 40 38 38 38

IN THE AIR TONIGHT (1988) Phil Collins 41 52
WORKING IN A GOLDMINE Aztec Camera 42 71
STOP THIS CRAZY THING Coldcut/ Junior Reid 43 26 21 17
ONE MORE TRY George Michael 44 48 51 53
HEART Pet Shop Boys 45 47 49 50
RAW Spandau Ballet 46 53
MY LOVE Julio Iglesias/ Stevie Wonder 47
FOOLISH BEAT Debbie Gibson 48 63
LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac 49 46 45 45
WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield 50 49 46 46

SKIN DEEP Cher 51 34 19 23
THE TIME WARP Damien II 52 64
GOOD TIMES Matt Bianco 53 40 54
REACH OUT I’LL BE THERE (REMIX) The Four Tops 54 68
HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles 55 56 57 58
MANNISH BOY Muddy Waters 56 72
TOWN OF PLENTY Elton John 57 29 26 41
FIRST BOY IN THIS TOWN (LOVESICK) Scritti Politti 58 41 56 30
YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees 59 59 58 59
MARILYN AND JOHN Vanessa Paradis 60

MARTHA’S HARBOUR All About Eve 61
MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson 62 62 62 62
CIRCLE IN THE SAND Belinda Carlisle 63 67 71
I NEED YOU B.V.S.M.P. 64
SIGNED SEALED DELIVER’D (I’M YOURS) Ruby Turner 65 65
I WON’T BLEED FOR YOU Climie Fisher 66
HEAVEN IN MY HANDS Level 42 67 66
RUNNIN’ ALL OVER THE WORLD Status Quo 68
NEVER TEAR US APART INXS 69
I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5 70 70 70 72

SHAKE YOUR THANG (IT’S YOUR THING) Salt ‘n’ Pepa 71 60 43 57
ALPHABET STREET Prince 72 74
RIDING ON A TRAIN The Pasadenas 73 55 36 25
BAD Michael Jackson 74 75 74 75
HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER Bill Medley 75 69

11th Sept new entries

HEY JUDE The Beatles 1 1 2
DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys 14 2 1
LOVE AND MERCY Brian Wilson 20 35 61
WHY DID YOU DO IT Groove Train 51 53
ANSWERS TO NOTHING Midge Ure 57 50
YOU’RE SO VAIN (LIVE) Carly Simon 61 48
TURN AROUND AND COUNT TO 10 Dead Or Alive 73

18th Sept new entries

FAKE (’88 REMIX) Alexander O’ Neal 20 18
ANCHORAGE Michelle-Shocked 24 9
LEAD ME ON Amy Grant 39 31
BIG FUN Inner City/ Kevin Saunderson 42 19
THE RUMOUR Olivia Newton-John 47 33
DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY Bobby McFerrin 55 6
REVOLUTION BABY Transvision Vamp 60 49
I’M GONNA BE (500 MILES) The Proclaimers 61 60
DON’T BE CRUEL Cheap Trick 64 64
LOVE TRUTH AND HONESTY Bananarama 65 56
DON’T WALK AWAY Toni Childs 67
TONIGHT Kevin Rowland 68 67
TALKING ‘BOUT A REVOLUTION Tracey Chapman 69
I QUIT Bros 72 68
I DON’T WANT YOUR LOVE Duran Duran 73 65
NEVER TRUST A STRANGER Kim Wilde 75 34

25th Sept new entries

PLEASE HELP THE CAUSE AGAINST LONELINESS Sandie Shaw 29
SPARE PARTS Bruce Springsteen 36
A LITTLE RESPECT Erasure 37
MAYA Errol Brown 39
DESIRE U2 54
IF IT ISN’T LOVE New Edition 63
NOTHING CAN DIVIDE US Jason Donovan 66
TURN IT INTO LOVE Hazell Dean 70
BAD MEDICINE Bon Jovi 73
IT’S YER MONEY I’M AFTER BABY The Wonder Stuff 74

OCTOBER 1988

Early October was a bit quiet for good new stuff so oldies dominate the chart in a big way, especially the new obsession with dance remixes of oldies. Even the Human League, biggest single of the month, was a two-year-old Jam & Lewis dance track belatedly released as a single. Had it come out as follow-up to Human in 1986, as it should have done, it would have been a hit. In the vacuum of good UK releases American monster hit Information Society get to the top, too, it’s a great synth-pop-rock track utterly obscure in the UK. Best of the other newies, Enya, the brilliant (but flopped) Michelle-Shocked, Kylie & Milli Vanilli. Err yeah, think we all missed that last one and it all ended in farce and tragedy.


2nd Oct chart

LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS Human League 1 1 1 1 2
HEY JUDE The Beatles 2 6 9 12 12
DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys 3 3 5 11 16
ONE BAD APPLE The Osmonds 4 2 3 3 8
LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers 5 4 8 15 17
DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY Bobby McFerrin 6 12 14 19 23
YOU’RE MY WORLD Nick Heyward 7 5 11 20 27
HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies 8 13 13 16 19
ANCHORAGE Michelle-Shocked 9 8 4 9 20
TEARDROPS Womack & Womack 10 10 12 17 21

DEEP AND WIDE AND TALL Aztec Camera 11 11 17 25 28
WORLD WITHOUT YOU Belinda Carlisle 12 20 31 50 69
ANYTHING FOR YOU Gloria Estefan / Miami Sound Machine 13 17 21 26 41
A LITTLE RESPECT Erasure 14 7 6 6 15
FAKE (’88 REMIX) Alexander O’ Neal 15 15 23 23 31
NEVER TRUST A STRANGER Kim Wilde 16 9 7 5 9
ANOTHER PART OF ME Michael Jackson 17 22 30 32 40
YE KE YE KE Mory Kante 18 18 24 30 43
RIDING ON A TRAIN The Pasadenas 19 14 16 22 30
GROOVY KIND OF LOVE Phil Collins 20 25 35 35 50

THE HARDER I TRY Brother Beyond 21 24 29 31 45
DESIRE U2 22 16 10 8 14
FIRST BOY IN THIS TOWN (LOVESICK) Scritti Politti 23 19 26 36 51
BIG FUN Inner City/ Kevin Saunderson 24 29 32 48 71
TEARS RUN RINGS Marc Almond 25 33 41 68
YOU CAME Kim Wilde 26 31 34 34 39
SWEET CHILD O’ MINE Guns ‘n’ Roses 27 38 45 63
SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LAZY RIVER Robbie Robertson 28 32 36 44 49
PLEASE HELP THE CAUSE AGAINST LONELINESS Sandie Shaw 29 45 68
THE RUMOUR Olivia Newton-John 30 53 75

ANOTHER LOVER Giant Steps 31 27 37 45 57
STOP THIS CRAZY THING Coldcut/ Junior Reid 32 34 40
INDESTRUCTIBLE The Four Tops/ Smokey Robinson 33 51 65
SKIN DEEP Cher 34 42 51
MAYA Errol Brown 35 41 54
SPARE PARTS Bruce Springsteen 36 55
RUSH HOUR Jane Wiedlin 37 37 42
HARVEST FOR THE WORLD The Christians 38 28 20 14 10
I DON’T WANT YOUR LOVE Duran Duran 39 26 25 24 62
SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 40 39 39 39 37

HAPPY EVER AFTER Julia Fordham 41 44 47 52 63
MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael 42 43 44 46 46
WHERE DID I GO WRONG UB40 43 57 63 66
LOVE TRUTH AND HONESTY Bananarama 44 40 38 29 68
DIRTY DIANA Michael Jackson 45 49 53 57 61
THE ONLY WAY IS UP Yazz & The Plastic Population 46 54 61
LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac 47 47 43 43 42
WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield 48 48 46 47 47
GOODBYE TO LOVE AGAIN Maxi Priest 49 46 64
LEAD ME ON Amy Grant 50

I’M GONNA BE (500 MILES) The Proclaimers 51
HEART Pet Shop Boys 52 52 52 53 53
TRUE LOVE Glen Frey 53 50 48
HAND TO HEAVEN Breathe 54 64 73
SOLDIER OF LOVE Donny Osmond 55 61 71
ONE MORE TRY George Michael 56 56 60 60 58
TURN IT INTO LOVE Hazell Dean 57 30 28 42
HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles 58 58 58 56 56
FIND MY LOVE Fairground Attraction 59 65
YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees 60 59 59 59 59

DON’T MAKE ME WAIT Bomb The Bass 61
GOOD TRADITION Tanita Tikarim 62
MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson 63 62 57 54 54
TOWN OF PLENTY Elton John 64
EASY The Commodores 65 70 70
NOTHING CAN DIVIDE US Jason Donovan 66 60
BAD MEDICINE Bon Jovi 67
BURN IT UP Beastmasters/ P.P. Arnold 68 35 27 27 35
I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5 69 68 66 65 66
LISTEN TO THE VOICES Labi Siffre 70 69 out out 52

ONE MOMENT IN TIME Whitney Houston 71 out out 69 64
HALLELUJAH MAN Love And Money 72
THE BIG ONE Black 73
JUMP START Natalie Cole 74 74
BAD Michael Jackson 75 75 74 72 73

9th Oct new entries

ORINOCO FLOW Enya 21 15 7 3
WEE RULE Wee Papa Girl Rappers 23 19 21 36
WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) Information Society 36 2 2 1
JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI Kylie Minogue 63 33 18 7
ONE STEP FROM HEAVEN The Adventures 66 55 41 44
SHE WANTS TO DANCE WITH ME Rick Astley 67
1-2-3 Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine 71 50 33 33
KISS Tom Jones & The Art Of Noise 72 56 40 26
TUMBLIN’ DOWN Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers 73

16th Oct new entries

DECEMBER ’63 (OH WHAT A NIGHT) ’88 The Four Seasons 18 4 6
GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE Milli Vanilli 22 10 5
FALLEN ANGEL Robbie Robertson 49 49
STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS Yazz & The Plastic Population 62 58 55
MR. LEE Diana Ross 67 64
MY EYES DON’T CRY Stevie Wonder 69 67
WE CALL IT ACIEED D Mob/ Gary Hartman 72 61

23rd Oct new entries

NEED YOU TONIGHT (MENDOHLSON MIX) INXS 13 13
SHE MAKES MY DAY Robert Palmer 28 24
I WISH U HEAVEN Prince 37 25
NOTHING AT ALL Heart 38 38
TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY Tanita Tikarim 51 22
INSIDE A DREAM Jane Wiedlin 55 48
CHARLOTTE ANN Julian Cope 62
I CAN HEAR YOUR HEARTBEAT Chris Rea 70 67
DON’T WALK AWAY Pat Benatar 71
LIFE IS JUST A BALLGAME Womack & Womack 73 70
REAL GONE KID Deacon Blue 74 18
SECRET GARDEN T’Pau 75

30th Oct new entries

LET’S STICK TOGETHER ’88 Bryan Ferry 4
BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY The Four Seasons 11
PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox/ Al Green 29
HANDLE WITH CARE Traveling Wilbury’s 32
CAN YOU PARTY Royal House 34
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Guns ‘N’ Roses 60
FIRST TIME Robin Beck 65
PUT A HOLD ON IT Eddy Grant 72
BOOM! THERE SHE WAS Scritti Politti 74
LOUIE LOUIE The Fat Boys 75

6th November 1988

Huge US hit Information Society gets a second week at the top – it’s a bit Duran Duran and features Spock legend Leonard Nimoy as a Pure Energy sample. Much preferable to that excrement Star Trekkin’…! ** Enya, nearly made it with the lovely Flow ** Tanita Tikarim twists her way into the top 10. I kept hoping Salt n Pepa would do a cover in the style of Twist & Shout… ** Prince up to 8 with the goooorgeous I Wish U Heaven ** Four Seasons exit and enter the top 10 with 60’s and 70’s classics – hey, I was a good 20 years ahead of the brilliant Jersey Boys west end show! ** Highest new entry the very last famous Beach Boys hit ** new at 39 the marvellous Bucks Fizz track Heart Of Stone, later covered identi-kit style by Cher ** in at 61 the absolutely lovely Sunshine On Leith, so good they made a new movie out of it. Sort of…

1 ( 1 ) WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) Information Society
2 ( 3 ) ORINOCO FLOW Enya
3 ( 2 ) LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS Human League
4 ( 5 ) GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE Milli Vanilli
5 ( 4 ) LET’S STICK TOGETHER ’88 Bryan Ferry
6 ( 22 ) TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY Tanita Tikarim
7 ( 7 ) JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI Kylie Minogue
8 ( 25 ) I WISH U HEAVEN Prince
9 ( 11 ) BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY The Four Seasons
10 ( 13 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT (MENDOHLSON MIX) INXS

11 ( 6 ) DECEMBER ’63 (OH WHAT A NIGHT) ’88 The Four Seasons
12 ( 12 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles
13 ( 18 ) REAL GONE KID Deacon Blue
14 ( 8 ) ONE BAD APPLE The Osmonds
15 ( 9 ) NEVER TRUST A STRANGER Kim Wilde
16 ( NEW ) KOKOMO The Beach Boys
17 ( 10 ) HARVEST FOR THE WORLD The Christians
18 ( 24 ) SHE MAKES MY DAY Robert Palmer
19 ( 16 ) DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys
20 ( 29 ) PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox/ Al Green

21 ( 19 ) HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies
22 ( 26 ) KISS Tom Jones & The Art Of Noise
23 ( 14 ) DESIRE U2
24 ( 17 ) LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers
25 ( 21 ) TEARDROPS Womack & Womack
26 ( 15 ) A LITTLE RESPECT Erasure
27 ( 34 ) CAN YOU PARTY Royal House
28 ( 20 ) ANCHORAGE Michelle-Shocked
29 ( 23 ) DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY Bobby McFerrin
30 ( 32 ) HANDLE WITH CARE Traveling Wilbury’s

31 ( 60 ) WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Guns ‘N’ Roses
32 ( 33 ) 1-2-3 Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
33 ( NEW ) SULTANS OF SWING Dire Straits
34 ( NEW ) BREATHE LIFE INTO ME Mica Paris
35 ( 27 ) YOU’RE MY WORLD Nick Heyward
36 ( 48 ) INSIDE A DREAM Jane Wiedlin
37 ( 28 ) DEEP AND WIDE AND TALL Aztec Camera
38 ( 30 ) RIDING ON A TRAIN The Pasadenas
39 ( NEW ) HEART OF STONE Bucks Fizz
40 ( 37 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies

41 ( 39 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
42 ( 42 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
43 ( 65 ) FIRST TIME Robin Beck
44 ( 31 ) FAKE (’88 REMIX) Alexander O’ Neal
45 ( 40 ) ANOTHER PART OF ME Michael Jackson
46 ( 47 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield
47 ( 43 ) YE KE YE KE Mory Kante
48 ( 46 ) MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael
49 ( NEW ) I WALK THE EARTH Voice Of The Beehive
50 ( 35 ) BURN IT UP Beastmasters/ P.P. Arnold

51 ( 36 ) WEE RULE Wee Papa Girl Rappers
52 ( 41 ) ANYTHING FOR YOU Gloria Estefan / Miami Sound Machine
53 ( 53 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
54 ( 49 ) SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LAZY RIVER Robbie Robertson
55 ( 55 ) STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS Yazz & The Plastic Population
56 ( 56 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
57 ( 54 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson
58 ( 59 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
59 ( 50 ) GROOVY KIND OF LOVE Phil Collins
60 ( 58 ) ONE MORE TRY George Michael

61 ( NEW ) SUNSHINE ON LEITH The Proclaimers
62 ( 57 ) ANOTHER LOVER Giant Steps
63 ( 45 ) THE HARDER I TRY Brother Beyond
64 ( 61 ) DIRTY DIANA Michael Jackson
65 ( NEW ) HE AIN’T NO COMPETITION Brother Beyond
66 ( NEW ) NATHAN JONES Bananarama
67 ( 52 ) LISTEN TO THE VOICES Labi Siffre
68 ( 66 ) I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5
69 ( 70 ) LIFE IS JUST A BALLGAME Womack & Womack
70 ( 63 ) HAPPY EVER AFTER Julia Fordham

71 ( NEW ) IT’S MONEY THAT MATTERS Randy Newman
72 ( NEW ) THE PARTY Kraze
73 ( NEW ) WHAT KIND OF FOOL All About Eve
74 ( 73 ) BAD Michael Jackson
75 ( NEW ) COPPERHEAD ROAD Steve earl

13th November 1988

After 5 years of near-misses, the prolific and inventive Prince finally got a number one and followed up Alphabet Street quickly with a second dreamily psychedelic-soul topper. Shockingly, considering the 10 hot years he had, it’s his last so far! No video on youtube sadly, so below find the record that actually was lined up to be number one as a reissue from 1972 (when it topped my chart) but in the end failed to go Top 100 and so didn’t qualify: Mother And Child Reunion (Paul Simon). Doh!

Talking of oldies, Petula Clark, in at 2 with a fair remix of the superior 60’s classic, and a childhood fave that made me all gooey and nostalgic for things 1965-ish, like the Tube into London from our Chesham home, Dr Who and the Zarbi, and comics Robin and Playhour, and catching sticklebacks in the river over the road to put in a bucket for pets. They upset me by not eating my bits of bread and dying overnight – so I thought I’d return the survivors, reluctantly. My pet rabbit also died suddenly. Upsetting!

Back in 1988 INXS go up to 8 with a classic track from a classic album. I saw them when they were smoking hot in concert, and Michael Hutchence was one of the great live frontmen. I accidentally had a cassette recorder switched on at the BIC, crap sound quality but don’t suppose MH would have objected if I copied it one day to mp3.

Lots of big names (Jacko, Georgie) entering with album singles a year on from release, and a hot new one from perennial faves Pet Shop Boys. Big leaps for Bucks Fizz and Proclaimers,

1 ( 8 ) I WISH U HEAVEN Prince
2 ( NEW ) DOWNTOWN ’88 Petula Clark
3 ( 2 ) ORINOCO FLOW Enya
4 ( 1 ) WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) Information Society
5 ( 6 ) TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY Tanita Tikarim
6 ( 3 ) LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS Human League
7 ( 4 ) GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE Milli Vanilli
8 ( 10 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT (MENDOHLSON MIX) INXS
9 ( 13 ) REAL GONE KID Deacon Blue
10 ( 5 ) LET’S STICK TOGETHER ’88 Bryan Ferry

11 ( 7 ) JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI Kylie Minogue
12 ( 18 ) SHE MAKES MY DAY Robert Palmer
13 ( 16 ) KOKOMO The Beach Boys
14 ( 12 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles
15 ( NEW ) KISSING A FOOL George Michael
16 ( 9 ) BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY The Four Seasons
17 ( 39 ) HEART OF STONE Bucks Fizz
18 ( NEW ) SMOOTH CRIMINAL Michael Jackson
19 ( 20 ) PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox/ Al Green
20 ( 34 ) BREATHE LIFE INTO ME Mica Paris

21 ( 15 ) NEVER TRUST A STRANGER Kim Wilde
22 ( 30 ) HANDLE WITH CARE Traveling Wilbury’s
23 ( 19 ) DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys
24 ( 21 ) HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies
25 ( 14 ) ONE BAD APPLE The Osmonds
26 ( 27 ) CAN YOU PARTY Royal House
27 ( 11 ) DECEMBER ’63 (OH WHAT A NIGHT) ’88 The Four Seasons
28 ( 32 ) 1-2-3 Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
29 ( 24 ) LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers
30 ( 31 ) WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Guns ‘N’ Roses

31 ( 25 ) TEARDROPS Womack & Womack
32 ( 22 ) KISS Tom Jones & The Art Of Noise
33 ( NEW ) LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES Pet Shop Boys
34 ( 35 ) YOU’RE MY WORLD Nick Heyward
35 ( 43 ) FIRST TIME Robin Beck
36 ( 17 ) HARVEST FOR THE WORLD The Christians
37 ( 29 ) DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY Bobby McFerrin
38 ( 61 ) SUNSHINE ON LEITH The Proclaimers
39 ( NEW ) FOUR LETTER WORD Kim Wilde
40 ( 36 ) INSIDE A DREAM Jane Wiedlin

41 ( 40 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
42 ( 42 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
43 ( 41 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
44 ( 23 ) DESIRE U2
45 ( 66 ) NATHAN JONES Bananarama
46 ( 26 ) A LITTLE RESPECT Erasure
47 ( 46 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield
48 ( 28 ) ANCHORAGE Michelle-Shocked
49 ( 33 ) SULTANS OF SWING Dire Straits
50 ( 48 ) MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael

51 ( 37 ) DEEP AND WIDE AND TALL Aztec Camera
52 ( 55 ) STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS Yazz & The Plastic Population
53 ( NEW ) A WORD IN SPANISH Elton John
54 ( 53 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
55 ( 73 ) WHAT KIND OF FOOL All About Eve
56 ( 56 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
57 ( 47 ) YE KE YE KE Mory Kante
58 ( 58 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
59 ( 38 ) RIDING ON A TRAIN The Pasadenas
60 ( 60 ) ONE MORE TRY George Michael

61 ( 57 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson
62 ( 45 ) ANOTHER PART OF ME Michael Jackson
63 ( 54 ) SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LAZY RIVER Robbie Robertson
64 ( 65 ) HE AIN’T NO COMPETITION Brother Beyond
65 ( 49 ) I WALK THE EARTH Voice Of The Beehive
66 ( NEW ) LOUIE LOUIE The Fat Boys
67 ( 68 ) I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5
68 ( 64 ) DIRTY DIANA Michael Jackson
69 ( 70 ) HAPPY EVER AFTER Julia Fordham
70 ( NEW ) MINNIE THE MOOCHER Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra

71 ( 52 ) ANYTHING FOR YOU Gloria Estefan / Miami Sound Machine
72 ( NEW ) IF IT’S LOVE THAT YOU WANT Donny Osmond
73 ( NEW ) TWIST AND SHOUT Salt ‘n’ Pepa
74 ( NEW ) TILL I LOVED YOU Barbra Streisand & Don Johnson
75 ( NEW ) TWO HEARTS Phil Collins

20th November 1988

So, Pet gets her first official chart-topper (though she would have had plenty pre-1968). The video is the 60’s live performance not the inferior blippety-bop 88 dance remix ** Bucks Fizz go Top 5 for the very last time, but they had quite run of great singles ** Pet Shop Boys shoot up to 6 ** Annie Lennox gets her first hit under her own name, with soul great Al Green, who’d not a had a big hit since 1975 ** Traveling Wilburys sneak up to 17: that’s a line-up that includes Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, and oh, yes, Tom Petty. Talk about supergroup! ** highest new entry (apart from yet another 70’s remix) is (I think) Brit band who had a huge American hit with the fab Wild Wild West. Check out the youtube!

Not a cover, a different song called Downtown, Scandinavian, obscure and quite good, One 2 Many in at 37 ** sneaking in at 73 after one listen a bit of a debut classic, The La’s There She Goes, thus qualifying as an 80’s classic for me (it was a hit in the 90’s after a brief chart UK entry in January 89). I’m not saying I’m ahead of the game, but, OK I am…! ** At 75, the co-written Sandie Shaw and Chris Andrews fab Nothing Less Than Brilliant. Smiths and Pretenders brought her back, and this was Sandie’s last album and chart-fling really. Chris Andrews, not only a 60’s pop star, he wrote loads of Sandie’s great 60’s hits, the lyrics are Sandie’s own life-statement, and it could almost be a Morrissey or Lloyd Cole song.

1 ( 2 ) DOWNTOWN ’88 Petula Clark
2 ( 1 ) I WISH U HEAVEN Prince
3 ( 8 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT (MENDOHLSON MIX) INXS
4 ( 5 ) TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY Tanita Tikarim
5 ( 17 ) HEART OF STONE Bucks Fizz
6 ( 33 ) LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES Pet Shop Boys
7 ( 3 ) ORINOCO FLOW Enya
8 ( 15 ) KISSING A FOOL George Michael
9 ( 6 ) LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS Human League
10 ( 19 ) PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox/ Al Green

11 ( 9 ) REAL GONE KID Deacon Blue
12 ( 4 ) WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) Information Society
13 ( 7 ) GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE Milli Vanilli
14 ( 18 ) SMOOTH CRIMINAL Michael Jackson
15 ( 10 ) LET’S STICK TOGETHER ’88 Bryan Ferry
16 ( 20 ) BREATHE LIFE INTO ME Mica Paris
17 ( 22 ) HANDLE WITH CARE Traveling Wilbury’s
18 ( 12 ) SHE MAKES MY DAY Robert Palmer
19 ( 11 ) JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI Kylie Minogue
20 ( 39 ) FOUR LETTER WORD Kim Wilde


21 ( 14 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles
22 ( 13 ) KOKOMO The Beach Boys
23 ( NEW ) DENIS (DENEE) ’88 Blondie
24 ( NEW ) WILD WILD WEST The Escape Club
25 ( 38 ) SUNSHINE ON LEITH The Proclaimers
26 ( 21 ) NEVER TRUST A STRANGER Kim Wilde
27 ( 16 ) BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY The Four Seasons
28 ( 24 ) HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies
29 ( 23 ) DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys
30 ( NEW ) MISTLETOE AND WINE Cliff Richard

31 ( 35 ) FIRST TIME Robin Beck
32 ( 28 ) 1-2-3 Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
33 ( 25 ) ONE BAD APPLE The Osmonds
34 ( 29 ) LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers
35 ( 55 ) WHAT KIND OF FOOL All About Eve
36 ( 27 ) DECEMBER ’63 (OH WHAT A NIGHT) ’88 The Four Seasons
37 ( NEW ) DOWNTOWN One 2 Many
38 ( 75 ) TWO HEARTS Phil Collins
39 ( 45 ) NATHAN JONES Bananarama
40 ( RE ) LIFE IS JUST A BALLGAME Womack & Womack


41 ( 26 ) CAN YOU PARTY Royal House
42 ( 42 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
43 ( 41 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
44 ( 43 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
45 ( 34 ) YOU’RE MY WORLD Nick Heyward
46 ( 31 ) TEARDROPS Womack & Womack
47 ( 52 ) STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS Yazz & The Plastic Population
48 ( 37 ) DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY Bobby McFerrin
49 ( NEW ) ENCHANTED LADY The Pasadenas
50 ( 47 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield

51 ( 32 ) KISS Tom Jones & The Art Of Noise
52 ( 53 ) A WORD IN SPANISH Elton John
53 ( 50 ) MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael
54 ( 30 ) WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Guns ‘N’ Roses
55 ( 66 ) LOUIE LOUIE The Fat Boys
56 ( 54 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
57 ( NEW ) RADIO ROMANCE Tiffany
58 ( 56 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
59 ( NEW ) BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY/ FREEBIRD Will To Power
60 ( 58 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees

61 ( 64 ) HE AIN’T NO COMPETITION Brother Beyond
62 ( NEW ) SUCCESS Sigue Sigue Sputnik
63 ( 61 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson
64 ( 36 ) HARVEST FOR THE WORLD The Christians
65 ( NEW ) IN YOUR ROOM The Bangles
66 ( 73 ) TWIST AND SHOUT Salt ‘n’ Pepa
67 ( 44 ) DESIRE U2
68 ( NEW ) COME OUT TO PLAY UB40
69 ( 57 ) YE KE YE KE Mory Kante
70 ( NEW ) BROKEN HEART (THIRTEEN VALLEYS) Big Country

71 ( 67 ) I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5
72 ( 60 ) ONE MORE TRY George Michael
73 ( NEW ) THERE SHE GOES The La’s
74 ( NEW ) MISSING YOU Chris De Burgh
75 ( NEW ) NOTHING LESS THAN BRILLIANT Sandie Shaw

27th Nov 1988

Pet Shop Boys get their third topper of the year with the sublime Trevor Horn mix of Left To My Own Devices. Still sounds fresh and exciting to me! ** Jacko goes top 10 with one of his famous tracks, Smooth Criminal ** Bomb The Bass are the highest new entry. I love the song, but it ain’t exactly Aretha or Dionne…. ** Big jump for “Buster” track Two Hearts – it was all downhill for Phil after this, really… ** Big Top 40 climber for Will To Power. Hmmm, of the time shall we say, as it’s certainly not Peter Frampton or Lynyrd Skynrd! ** U2 and Fleetwood Mac return with low-entry goodies…

1 ( 6 ) LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES Pet Shop Boys
2 ( 2 ) I WISH U HEAVEN Prince
3 ( 5 ) HEART OF STONE Bucks Fizz
4 ( 8 ) KISSING A FOOL George Michael
5 ( 1 ) DOWNTOWN ’88 Petula Clark
6 ( 14 ) SMOOTH CRIMINAL Michael Jackson
7 ( 7 ) ORINOCO FLOW Enya
8 ( 4 ) TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY Tanita Tikarim
9 ( 9 ) LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS Human League
10 ( 3 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT (MENDOHLSON MIX) INXS

11 ( 16 ) BREATHE LIFE INTO ME Mica Paris
12 ( NEW ) SAY A LITTLE PRAYER Bomb The Bass
13 ( 11 ) REAL GONE KID Deacon Blue
14 ( 23 ) DENIS (DENEE) ’88 Blondie
15 ( 24 ) WILD WILD WEST The Escape Club
16 ( 25 ) SUNSHINE ON LEITH The Proclaimers
17 ( 38 ) TWO HEARTS Phil Collins
18 ( 10 ) PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox/ Al Green
19 ( 19 ) JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI Kylie Minogue
20 ( 20 ) FOUR LETTER WORD Kim Wilde

21 ( 12 ) WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) Information Society
22 ( 21 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles
23 ( 15 ) LET’S STICK TOGETHER ’88 Bryan Ferry
24 ( 13 ) GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE Milli Vanilli
25 ( 17 ) HANDLE WITH CARE Traveling Wilbury’s
26 ( 18 ) SHE MAKES MY DAY Robert Palmer
27 ( 59 ) BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY/ FREEBIRD Will To Power
28 ( 28 ) HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies
29 ( 29 ) DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys
30 ( 30 ) MISTLETOE AND WINE Cliff Richard

31 ( 22 ) KOKOMO The Beach Boys
32 ( 26 ) NEVER TRUST A STRANGER Kim Wilde
33 ( 39 ) NATHAN JONES Bananarama
34 ( 27 ) BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY The Four Seasons
35 ( NEW ) LOVE NEVER DIES Belinda Carlisle
36 ( 37 ) DOWNTOWN One 2 Many
37 ( 57 ) RADIO ROMANCE Tiffany
38 ( 34 ) LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers
39 ( NEW ) JACK TO THE SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND Hithouse
40 ( 33 ) ONE BAD APPLE The Osmonds

41 ( 32 ) 1-2-3 Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
42 ( 75 ) NOTHING LESS THAN BRILLIANT Sandie Shaw
43 ( 42 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
44 ( 43 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
45 ( 44 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
46 ( 35 ) WHAT KIND OF FOOL All About Eve
47 ( 36 ) DECEMBER ’63 (OH WHAT A NIGHT) ’88 The Four Seasons
48 ( NEW ) DEAR GOD Midge Ure
49 ( 49 ) ENCHANTED LADY The Pasadenas
50 ( 40 ) LIFE IS JUST A BALLGAME Womack & Womack

51 ( 61 ) HE AIN’T NO COMPETITION Brother Beyond
52 ( 50 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield
53 ( RE ) TILL I LOVED YOU Barbra Streisand & Don Johnson
54 ( 46 ) TEARDROPS Womack & Womack
55 ( 53 ) MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael
56 ( 62 ) SUCCESS Sigue Sigue Sputnik
57 ( 45 ) YOU’RE MY WORLD Nick Heyward
58 ( 58 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
59 ( 56 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
60 ( 60 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees

61 ( 48 ) DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY Bobby McFerrin
62 ( 52 ) A WORD IN SPANISH Elton John
63 ( 65 ) IN YOUR ROOM The Bangles
64 ( 47 ) STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS Yazz & The Plastic Population
65 ( 63 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson
66 ( 66 ) TWIST AND SHOUT Salt ‘n’ Pepa
67 ( NEW ) LET THERE BE DRUMS Boss Beat
68 ( 68 ) COME OUT TO PLAY UB40
69 ( NEW ) ANGEL OF HARLEM U2
70 ( 31 ) FIRST TIME Robin Beck

71 ( NEW ) AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW Fleetwood Mac
72 ( 71 ) I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5
73 ( NEW ) YOU ARE THE ONE a-ha
74 ( NEW ) TAMAR Mory Kante
75 ( NEW ) LET’S DANCE Slade

4th DEC 1988

My 12 month anniversary on a 2 year-contract working for Bournemouth Council measuring open spaces and parks for contracts (competitive tendering aka privatisation of council staff aka jobcuts). I celebrated musically by letting a load of oldies dominate my charts! The Hollies 1974 ballad classic finally topped the chart as follow-up to revived He Ain’t Heavy, Buddy Holly got a rare 50’s Top 10 hit with True Love Ways, and Bill Withers finally got his Ain’t No Sunshine into my Top 10 16 years after Michael Jackson topped my chart with it…

Back in 1988, Chris Rea’s christmas classic makes a minor debut, Jacko’s current hit climbs to 3 (later covered to lesser hit effect by some Ants), and Cliff shockingly goes top 10 with the perennial Mistletoe – I’ve become so fed up with hearing it over the years that I’d forgotten it went Top 10 first time round! A decade or two free from it would be nice.

Phil Spector, on the other hand, always sounds fresh, even if via medley (a sort of retread of 1983’s Christmas Spector) ** Phil Collin’s Buster 60’s retro-sounding pop hits 10, Monty Python’s Life Of Brian singalong charts belatedly, and two 60’s oldies keep up the good run of hits: Four Tops (Buster, movie, again) and Quo (still rocking ’em out in my 2013 charts).

1 ( NEW ) THE AIR THAT I BREATHE The Hollies
2 ( 1 ) LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES Pet Shop Boys
3 ( 6 ) SMOOTH CRIMINAL Michael Jackson
4 ( 5 ) DOWNTOWN ’88 Petula Clark
5 ( NEW ) TRUE LOVE WAYS Buddy Holly
6 ( NEW ) AIN’T NO SUNSHINE ’88 Bill Withers
7 ( 4 ) KISSING A FOOL George Michael
8 ( 2 ) I WISH U HEAVEN Prince
9 ( 30 ) MISTLETOE AND WINE Cliff Richard
10 ( 17 ) TWO HEARTS Phil Collins

11 ( 3 ) HEART OF STONE Bucks Fizz
12 ( 12 ) SAY A LITTLE PRAYER Bomb The Bass
13 ( 7 ) ORINOCO FLOW Enya
14 ( NEW ) PHIL SPECTOR’S CHRISTMAS MIX The Ronettes, The Crystals and Darlene Love
15 ( 9 ) LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS Human League
16 ( 11 ) BREATHE LIFE INTO ME Mica Paris
17 ( 14 ) DENIS (DENEE) ’88 Blondie
18 ( 8 ) TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY Tanita Tikarim
19 ( 10 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT (MENDOHLSON MIX) INXS
20 ( 20 ) FOUR LETTER WORD Kim Wilde

21 ( 13 ) REAL GONE KID Deacon Blue
22 ( 49 ) ENCHANTED LADY The Pasadenas
23 ( 31 ) KOKOMO The Beach Boys
24 ( 18 ) PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox/ Al Green
25 ( 19 ) JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI Kylie Minogue
26 ( 22 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles
27 ( 27 ) BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY/ FREEBIRD Will To Power
28 ( 21 ) WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) Information Society
29 ( 37 ) RADIO ROMANCE Tiffany
30 ( 15 ) WILD WILD WEST The Escape Club

31 ( 16 ) SUNSHINE ON LEITH The Proclaimers
32 ( 39 ) JACK TO THE SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND Hithouse
33 ( 28 ) HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies
34 ( 23 ) LET’S STICK TOGETHER ’88 Bryan Ferry
35 ( NEW ) CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS Bros
36 ( NEW ) RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
37 ( 29 ) DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys
38 ( 42 ) NOTHING LESS THAN BRILLIANT Sandie Shaw
39 ( 51 ) HE AIN’T NO COMPETITION Brother Beyond
40 ( 53 ) TILL I LOVED YOU Barbra Streisand & Don Johnson

41 ( 36 ) DOWNTOWN One 2 Many
42 ( 62 ) A WORD IN SPANISH Elton John
43 ( 43 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
44 ( 44 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
45 ( 38 ) LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers
46 ( 40 ) ONE BAD APPLE The Osmonds
47 ( 48 ) DEAR GOD Midge Ure
48 ( 24 ) GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE Milli Vanilli
49 ( 45 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
50 ( 67 ) LET THERE BE DRUMS Boss Beat

51 ( 32 ) NEVER TRUST A STRANGER Kim Wilde
52 ( 33 ) NATHAN JONES Bananarama
53 ( 35 ) LOVE NEVER DIES Belinda Carlisle
54 ( 26 ) SHE MAKES MY DAY Robert Palmer
55 ( 52 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield
56 ( 63 ) IN YOUR ROOM The Bangles
57 ( NEW ) NOBOY’S PERFECT Mike And The Mechanics
58 ( 58 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
59 ( 55 ) MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael
60 ( 47 ) DECEMBER ’63 (OH WHAT A NIGHT) ’88 The Four Seasons

61 ( 60 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
62 ( 59 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
63 ( 73 ) YOU ARE THE ONE a-ha
64 ( 25 ) HANDLE WITH CARE Traveling Wilbury’s
65 ( 57 ) YOU’RE MY WORLD Nick Heyward
66 ( 34 ) BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY The Four Seasons
67 ( NEW ) DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Chris Rea
68 ( 69 ) ANGEL OF HARLEM U2
69 ( NEW ) HUMANOID Stakker
70 ( 65 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson

71 ( NEW ) LOCO IN ACAPULCO The Four Tops
72 ( NEW ) BURNING BRIDGES (ON AND OFF AND ON AGAIN) Status Quo
73 ( 54 ) TEARDROPS Womack & Womack
74 ( 61 ) DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY Bobby McFerrin
75 ( NEW ) ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE Monty Python

11th DEC 1988

Pet pops back up to the top for a 2nd week but not the last one for the song. In at 5, John Lennon with two former number one classics and one former number one for Roxy Music (covered by them after his murder), meanwhile a minor remix of Mary’s Boy Child gets Boney M a 10th anniversary return to the Top 10. Kim Wilde finally makes the Top 10 with a lovely ballad, Sandie Shaw’s last great single makes the Top 20, and highest new entry is a pretty good MOR American pop track that’s still fairly well known (even if as a sample for a dance hit) for Boy Meets Girl.

Especially For You enters for Kylie & Jason – think that one’s famous! – while obscure band Freiheit do a Paul McCartney soundalike harmony rockpop ballad that sounds very seasonal and fabulous for an entry at 35

1 ( 4 ) DOWNTOWN ’88 Petula Clark
2 ( 1 ) THE AIR THAT I BREATHE The Hollies
3 ( 2 ) LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES Pet Shop Boys
4 ( 5 ) TRUE LOVE WAYS Buddy Holly
5 ( NEW ) IMAGINE/ JEALOUS GUY/ HAPPY CHRISTMAS (WAR IS OVER) John Lennon / John & Yoko
6 ( NEW ) MARY’S BOY CHILD ’88 Boney M
7 ( 6 ) AIN’T NO SUNSHINE ’88 Bill Withers
8 ( 20 ) FOUR LETTER WORD Kim Wilde
9 ( 10 ) TWO HEARTS Phil Collins
10 ( 3 ) SMOOTH CRIMINAL Michael Jackson

11 ( 7 ) KISSING A FOOL George Michael
12 ( 9 ) MISTLETOE AND WINE Cliff Richard
13 ( 8 ) I WISH U HEAVEN Prince
14 ( 14 ) PHIL SPECTOR’S CHRISTMAS MIX The Ronettes, The Crystals and Darlene Love
15 ( 12 ) SAY A LITTLE PRAYER Bomb The Bass
16 ( 38 ) NOTHING LESS THAN BRILLIANT Sandie Shaw
17 ( 11 ) HEART OF STONE Bucks Fizz
18 ( 36 ) RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
19 ( 24 ) PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox/ Al Green
20 ( 23 ) KOKOMO The Beach Boys

21 ( 15 ) LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS Human League
22 ( NEW ) WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL Boy Meets Girl
23 ( 13 ) ORINOCO FLOW Enya
24 ( NEW ) AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW Fleetwood Mac
25 ( 18 ) TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY Tanita Tikarim
26 ( 16 ) BREATHE LIFE INTO ME Mica Paris
27 ( 52 ) NATHAN JONES Bananarama
28 ( 21 ) REAL GONE KID Deacon Blue
29 ( 19 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT (MENDOHLSON MIX) INXS
30 ( 26 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles

31 ( 22 ) ENCHANTED LADY The Pasadenas
32 ( NEW ) ESPECIALLY FOR YOU Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan
33 ( 25 ) JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI Kylie Minogue
34 ( 35 ) CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS Bros
35 ( NEW ) KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE Freiheit
36 ( 28 ) WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) Information Society
37 ( 30 ) WILD WILD WEST The Escape Club
38 ( 29 ) RADIO ROMANCE Tiffany
39 ( 33 ) HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies
40 ( 17 ) DENIS (DENEE) ’88 Blondie

41 ( 37 ) DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys
42 ( 63 ) YOU ARE THE ONE a-ha
43 ( 67 ) DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Chris Rea
44 ( 34 ) LET’S STICK TOGETHER ’88 Bryan Ferry
45 ( 43 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
46 ( 44 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
47 ( NEW ) TAMA Mory Kante
48 ( 72 ) BURNING BRIDGES (ON AND OFF AND ON AGAIN) Status Quo
49 ( 45 ) LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers
50 ( 46 ) ONE BAD APPLE The Osmonds

51 ( 49 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
52 ( 71 ) LOCO IN ACAPULCO The Four Tops
53 ( 53 ) LOVE NEVER DIES Belinda Carlisle
54 ( 27 ) BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY/ FREEBIRD Will To Power
55 ( 64 ) HANDLE WITH CARE Traveling Wilbury’s
56 ( 55 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield
57 ( 39 ) HE AIN’T NO COMPETITION Brother Beyond
58 ( 68 ) ANGEL OF HARLEM U2
59 ( 58 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
60 ( 32 ) JACK TO THE SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND Hithouse

61 ( 61 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
62 ( 59 ) MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael
63 ( NEW ) TAKE ME TO YOUR HEART Rick Astley
64 ( 62 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
65 ( NEW ) THE CHRISTMAS SONG Alexander O’Neal
66 ( 42 ) A WORD IN SPANISH Elton John
67 ( NEW ) STOP Erasure
68 ( 51 ) NEVER TRUST A STRANGER Kim Wilde
69 ( NEW ) LOVE HOUSE Samantha Fox
70 ( NEW ) SUDDENLY Angry Anderson

71 ( NEW ) I LIVE FOR YOUR LOVE Natalie Cole
72 ( 70 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson
73 ( NEW ) IF LOVE WAS A TRAIN Michelle-Shocked
74 ( NEW ) FINE TIME New Order
75 ( NEW ) GOOD LIFE Inner City

18th DEC 1988

It’s pre-Christmas and a Christmassy record headed the list, Freiheit shooting up from 35, a great minor hit that should have been enormous. Sandie Shaw gets her 3rd Top 5 of the 80’s and 4th in total up to that point (but those 60’s classics would pop up sometime too!).

Fleetwood Mac’s surprise flop single (also great, and a Greatest Hits promotion) goes Top 20, highest new entry is newcomer Neneh Cherry with the fresh sounds of her Buffalo stancing. A-ha and U2 had both been slow climbers but finally made the 40, and elsewhere loads more remixes and covers of oldies.

1 ( 35 ) KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE Freiheit
2 ( 5 ) IMAGINE/ JEALOUS GUY/ HAPPY CHRISTMAS (WAR IS OVER) John Lennon / John & Yoko
3 ( 1 ) DOWNTOWN ’88 Petula Clark
4 ( 16 ) NOTHING LESS THAN BRILLIANT Sandie Shaw
5 ( 8 ) FOUR LETTER WORD Kim Wilde
6 ( 2 ) THE AIR THAT I BREATHE The Hollies
7 ( 3 ) LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES Pet Shop Boys
8 ( 4 ) TRUE LOVE WAYS Buddy Holly
9 ( 6 ) MARY’S BOY CHILD ’88 Boney M
10 ( 17 ) HEART OF STONE Bucks Fizz

11 ( 14 ) PHIL SPECTOR’S CHRISTMAS MIX The Ronettes, The Crystals and Darlene Love
12 ( 7 ) AIN’T NO SUNSHINE ’88 Bill Withers
13 ( 9 ) TWO HEARTS Phil Collins
14 ( 24 ) AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW Fleetwood Mac
15 ( 10 ) SMOOTH CRIMINAL Michael Jackson
16 ( 37 ) WILD WILD WEST The Escape Club
17 ( 32 ) ESPECIALLY FOR YOU Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan
18 ( 18 ) RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
19 ( 19 ) PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox/ Al Green
20 ( 12 ) MISTLETOE AND WINE Cliff Richard

21 ( 11 ) KISSING A FOOL George Michael
22 ( 13 ) I WISH U HEAVEN Prince
23 ( 21 ) LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS Human League
24 ( 22 ) WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL Boy Meets Girl
25 ( 34 ) CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS Bros
26 ( 75 ) GOOD LIFE Inner City
27 ( 15 ) SAY A LITTLE PRAYER Bomb The Bass
28 ( NEW ) BUFFALO STANCE Neneh Cherry
29 ( 48 ) BURNING BRIDGES (ON AND OFF AND ON AGAIN) Status Quo
30 ( NEW ) LOVE HANGOVER ’88 Diana Ross

31 ( 20 ) KOKOMO The Beach Boys
32 ( 30 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles
33 ( 47 ) TAMA Mory Kante
34 ( 67 ) STOP Erasure
35 ( 23 ) ORINOCO FLOW Enya
36 ( 27 ) NATHAN JONES Bananarama
37 ( 42 ) YOU ARE THE ONE a-ha
38 ( 58 ) ANGEL OF HARLEM U2
39 ( 28 ) REAL GONE KID Deacon Blue
40 ( 52 ) LOCO IN ACAPULCO The Four Tops

41 ( 43 ) DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Chris Rea
42 ( 36 ) WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) Information Society
43 ( 39 ) HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies
44 ( 33 ) JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI Kylie Minogue
45 ( 41 ) DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys
46 ( 29 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT (MENDOHLSON MIX) INXS
47 ( 45 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
48 ( 46 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
49 ( 25 ) TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY Tanita Tikarim
50 ( RE ) DECEMBER ’63 (’88 REMIX) The Four Seasons

51 ( 26 ) BREATHE LIFE INTO ME Mica Paris
52 ( 74 ) FINE TIME New Order
53 ( 51 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
54 ( 49 ) LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers
55 ( 50 ) ONE BAD APPLE The Osmonds
56 ( 56 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield
57 ( 44 ) LET’S STICK TOGETHER ’88 Bryan Ferry
58 ( NEW ) INTUITION ’88 David Grant
59 ( 55 ) HANDLE WITH CARE Traveling Wilbury’s
60 ( 63 ) TAKE ME TO YOUR HEART Rick Astley

61 ( 59 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
62 ( 65 ) THE CHRISTMAS SONG Alexander O’Neal
63 ( 61 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
64 ( 64 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
65 ( 62 ) MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael
66 ( 38 ) RADIO ROMANCE Tiffany
67 ( 31 ) ENCHANTED LADY The Pasadenas
68 ( 40 ) DENIS (DENEE) ’88 Blondie
69 ( NEW ) BORN TO BE MY BABY Bon Jovi
70 ( NEW ) THINKING ABOUT YOUR BODY Bobby McFerrin

71 ( RE ) MINNIE THE MOOCHER Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra
72 ( 53 ) LOVE NEVER DIES Belinda Carlisle
73 ( NEW ) 9 A.M. Londonbeat
74 ( 72 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson
75 ( NEW ) TRUE LOVE Shakin’ Stevens

25th DEC 1988

It’s Christmas day, it’s Top Of The Pops 1988, and it’s…err John Lennon back on top for about the 5th time (Happy Xmas) 2nd time (Imagine) and sort of 1st time (Jealous Guy, though that was over-shadowed by the other 2 tracks, Roxy’s cover being the definitive version surprisingly). Kylie & Jason go Top 10, Chris Rea enters the 40 with a jump to 19 (and happy to say I liked it more than the general public did, peaking as it did at 53 or thereabouts), and the recently late Roy Orbison has a whopping return to form on the highest new entry, Jeff Lynn produced and written You Got It. Such a shame he didn’t get to appreciate the love! What a singer! Fine Young Cannibals, meanwhile, debut at 40 with a corker.

1 ( 2 ) IMAGINE/ JEALOUS GUY/ HAPPY CHRISTMAS (WAR IS OVER) John Lennon / John & Yoko
2 ( 1 ) KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE Freiheit
3 ( 9 ) MARY’S BOY CHILD ’88 Boney M
4 ( 3 ) DOWNTOWN ’88 Petula Clark
5 ( 5 ) FOUR LETTER WORD Kim Wilde
6 ( 13 ) TWO HEARTS Phil Collins
7 ( 17 ) ESPECIALLY FOR YOU Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan
8 ( 7 ) LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES Pet Shop Boys
9 ( 16 ) WILD WILD WEST The Escape Club
10 ( 6 ) THE AIR THAT I BREATHE The Hollies

11 ( 4 ) NOTHING LESS THAN BRILLIANT Sandie Shaw
12 ( 8 ) TRUE LOVE WAYS Buddy Holly
13 ( 11 ) PHIL SPECTOR’S CHRISTMAS MIX The Ronettes, The Crystals and Darlene Love
14 ( 14 ) AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW Fleetwood Mac
15 ( 28 ) BUFFALO STANCE Neneh Cherry
16 ( 18 ) RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
17 ( 12 ) AIN’T NO SUNSHINE ’88 Bill Withers
18 ( 41 ) DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Chris Rea
19 ( 29 ) BURNING BRIDGES (ON AND OFF AND ON AGAIN) Status Quo
20 ( 10 ) HEART OF STONE Bucks Fizz

21 ( 15 ) SMOOTH CRIMINAL Michael Jackson
22 ( NEW ) YOU GOT IT Roy Orbison
23 ( 37 ) YOU ARE THE ONE a-ha
24 ( 26 ) GOOD LIFE Inner City
25 ( 34 ) STOP Erasure
26 ( 19 ) PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox/ Al Green
27 ( 23 ) LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS Human League
28 ( 22 ) I WISH U HEAVEN Prince
29 ( 33 ) TAMA Mory Kante
30 ( 40 ) LOCO IN ACAPULCO The Four Tops

31 ( 25 ) CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS Bros
32 ( 21 ) KISSING A FOOL George Michael
33 ( 38 ) ANGEL OF HARLEM U2
34 ( 31 ) KOKOMO The Beach Boys
35 ( 30 ) LOVE HANGOVER ’88 Diana Ross
36 ( 32 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles
37 ( 27 ) SAY A LITTLE PRAYER Bomb The Bass
38 ( 20 ) MISTLETOE AND WINE Cliff Richard
39 ( RE ) DOWNTOWN One 2 Many
40 ( NEW ) SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY Fine Young Cannibals

41 ( 24 ) WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL Boy Meets Girl
42 ( 39 ) REAL GONE KID Deacon Blue
43 ( NEW ) TIED UP Yello
44 ( 43 ) HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies
45 ( 52 ) FINE TIME New Order
46 ( 35 ) ORINOCO FLOW Enya
47 ( 47 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
48 ( 45 ) DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys
49 ( 48 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
50 ( 50 ) DECEMBER ’63 (’88 REMIX) The Four Seasons

51 ( 42 ) WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) Information Society
52 ( 36 ) NATHAN JONES Bananarama
53 ( 60 ) TAKE ME TO YOUR HEART Rick Astley
54 ( 53 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
55 ( 44 ) JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI Kylie Minogue
56 ( 58 ) INTUITION ’88 David Grant
57 ( 56 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield
58 ( 46 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT (MENDOHLSON MIX) INXS
59 ( 54 ) LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers
60 ( 69 ) BORN TO BE MY BABY Bon Jovi

61 ( 61 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
62 ( 49 ) TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY Tanita Tikarim
63 ( 55 ) ONE BAD APPLE The Osmonds
64 ( 63 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
65 ( 57 ) LET’S STICK TOGETHER ’88 Bryan Ferry
66 ( 64 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
67 ( 70 ) THINKING ABOUT YOUR BODY Bobby McFerrin
68 ( 62 ) THE CHRISTMAS SONG Alexander O’Neal
69 ( 65 ) MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael
70 ( NEW ) JOHN KETTLEY IS A WEATHERMAN Tribe Of Toffs

71 ( 71 ) MINNIE THE MOOCHER Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra
72 ( RE ) I LIVE FOR YOUR LOVE Natalie Cole
73 ( 59 ) HANDLE WITH CARE Traveling Wilbury’s
74 ( 75 ) TRUE LOVE Shakin’ Stevens
75 ( 74 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson