My 1989 Charts – April

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Industrial view from grandma’s council flat in Liverpool.

2nd April 1989

My grandma was still ill in hospital in Liverpool, and by now I’d got a hire car to replace my nearly-written-off car crashed metro. I really felt I ought to go and see Grandma, but my parents were arranging to bring her down to Dorset as soon as she was well enough to travel. That sounded positive so I felt guilty, but stayed local to see my childhood heroes The Monkees, who were playing Bournemouth (minus Mike Nesmith), my last chance to see them I thought. They were fabulous, entertaining, and nostalgic all at once, and dia host of fave album tracks along withe singles. The net effect was Like A Prayer, a major classic Madonna single was held at 2 for a third week behind the Monkees EP.

Lisa Stansfield announced her Top 5 presence with Coldcut, The Bangles were back with a great ballad at 8, their 5th Top 10 and The Bee Gees extended their run of Top 10’s to 21 years with the flop Ordinary People.

New entries, Johnny Nash’s 1972 classic was back at 13, Holly Johnson gets his 2nd Top 20 hit of the year at 16 and Yello come back on a great run of singles with their best record, Of Course I’m Lying, at 24. The The get one of their occasional Top 40 hits, cynically, at 29, and Fine Young Cannibals on a roll enter at 36 with the fab Good Thing. Transvision Vamp get a 2nd great Top 40 hit at 39, Roxette debut at 44 with the Look, and give the chart quite the European flavour, one of many acts peppering the charts. Lots of other fave chart act comebacks lower down, the one holding up the best these days being Swing Out Sister’s 60’s retro You On My Mind.

1 ( 1 ) DAYDREAM BELIEVER/ A LITTLE BIT ME A LITTLE BIT YOU/ MONKEES THEME The Monkees
2 ( 2 ) LIKE A PRAYER Madonna
3 ( 3 ) THIS TIME I KNOW IT’S FOR REAL Donna Summer
4 ( 9 ) PEOPLE HOLD ON Coldcut featuring Lisa Stansfield
5 ( 5 ) I BEG YOUR PARDON Kon Kan
6 ( 22 ) ORDINARY PEOPLE The Bee Gees
7 ( 4 ) STOP! IN THE NAME OF LOVE Diana Ross & The Supremes
8 ( 23 ) ETERNAL FLAME The Bangles
9 ( 6 ) HEY MUSIC LOVER S’Express
10 ( 31 ) THIS TIME Kiara with Shanice Wilson

11 ( 10 ) INTERNATIONAL RESCUE Fuzzbox
12 ( 18 ) SHE’S A MYSTERY TO ME Roy Orbison
13 ( NEW ) I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW ’89 Johnny Nash
14 ( 7 ) END OF THE LINE Traveling Wilbury’s
15 ( 8 ) NOTHING HAS BEEN PROVED Dusty Springfield
16 ( NEW ) AMERICANOS Holly Johnson
17 ( 17 ) ROUND AND ROUND New Order
18 ( 15 ) CAN’T STAY AWAY FROM YOU Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
19 ( 20 ) STRAIGHT UP Paula Abdul
20 ( 25 ) FAMILY MAN Roachford

21 ( 11 ) LEAVE ME ALONE MIchael Jackson
22 ( 13 ) INFO FREAKO Jesus Jones
23 ( 12 ) LOVE IN THE NATURAL WAY Kim Wilde
24 ( NEW ) OF COURSE I’M LYING Yello
25 ( 28 ) DON’T BE CRUEL Bobby Brown
26 ( 16 ) DAYS LIKE THESE Sheena Easton
27 ( 21 ) STOP Sam Brown
28 ( 14 ) INDESTRUCTIBLE The Four Tops featuring Smokey Robinson
29 ( NEW ) THE BEAT(EN) GENERATION The The
30 ( 30 ) PARADISE CITY Guns ‘n’ Roses

31 ( 19 ) I DON’T WANT A LOVER Texas
32 ( 34 ) BEDS ARE BURNING Midnight Oil
33 ( 27 ) YOU GOT IT Roy Orbison
34 ( 26 ) HELP! Bananarama and La Na Nee Nee Noo Noo
35 ( 57 ) HAVEN’T STOPPED DANCING YET Pat & Mick
36 ( NEW ) GOOD THING Fine Young Cannibals
37 ( NEW ) MUSICAL FREEDOM (MOVIN’ ON UP) Paul Simpson featuring Adeva
38 ( 38 ) SLEEP TALK Alyson Williams
39 ( NEW ) BABY I DON’T CARE Transvision Vamp
40 ( 44 ) KEEP ON MOVIN’ Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler

41 ( 36 ) THE AIR THAT I BREATHE The Hollies
42 ( 41 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles
43 ( 33 ) TOO MANY BROKEN HEARTS Jason Donovan
44 ( NEW ) THE LOOK Roxette
45 ( 45 ) MYSTIFIED INXS
46 ( NEW ) FIREWOMAN The Cult
47 ( 29 ) BELFAST CHILD/ MANDELA DAY Simple Minds
48 ( 37 ) WAIT Robert Howard and Kym Mazelle
49 ( 65 ) CAN YOU KEEP A SECERET Brother Beyond
50 ( 59 ) ONLY THE LONELY T’Pau

51 ( 24 ) VERONICA Elvis Costello
52 ( 52 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
53 ( 49 ) LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES Pet Shop Boys
54 ( NEW ) ONLY THE MOMENT Marc Almond
55 ( 54 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
56 ( 42 ) THAT’S THE WAY LOVE IS Ten City
57 ( NEW ) DANCERAMA Sigue Sigue Sputnik
58 ( 56 ) I WISH U HEAVEN Prince
59 ( 48 ) IT’S ONLY LOVE Simply Red
60 ( 43 ) HOLD ME Fleetwood Mac

61 ( 61 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
62 ( 35 ) ONE MAN Chanelle
63 ( 62 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
64 ( NEW ) BEAUTY’S ONLY SKIN DEEP Aswad
65 ( 67 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
66 ( 66 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield
67 ( 63 ) DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys
68 ( 40 ) ALBATROSS Fleetwood Mac
69 ( 70 ) GOT TO GET YOU BACK Kym Mazelle
70 ( NEW ) THIS IS YOUR LIFE The Blow Monkeys

71 ( NEW ) MAN NO MORE The Senators
72 ( 71 ) HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies
73 ( NEW ) YOU ON MY MIND Swing Out Sister
74 ( NEW ) FOREST FIRE Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
75 ( NEW ) REAL LOVE Jody Watley

THE MONKEES LIVE AT THE BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
1. Valleri
2. Listen To The Band
3. She
4. Last Train To Clarksville
5. A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You
6. Aunty Grizelda
7. I’m A Believer
8. Daydream Believer
9. Alternate Title
10. The Monkees Theme

9th April 1989

After weeks in hospital my grandma died on 4th April, which was pretty much the first traumatic death of my life, as she’d always been there. Mum and dad had rushed up to Liverpool but arrived too late, and I got the call during an episode of MASH, The Nurses, which Ive never been able to sit through since. My sister-in-law and niece and nephew were living with me at the time, and Sue rushed upstairs crying. It hit me shortly afterwards.

Music wasn’t uppermost in my mind, except inasmuch as I took refuge in music from the 70’s, oldies, remixes, samples or covers, happier times and those records did better in my chart, which I sort of zombie compiled later in the week. Records I associated with grandma’s illness or reminded me of the forthcoming funeral and cremation with sad lyrics dropped. Not many new entries, as a result of not much radio listening, but notable Yello hitting the right mood with me, up to 4, Marc Almond up to 30 and a bit of oddness at 2 from Kon Kan, which was both diverting and nostalgic (with the Lynn Anderson sample). Videos are those fitting my mood at the time…

1 ( 1 ) DAYDREAM BELIEVER/ A LITTLE BIT ME A LITTLE BIT YOU/ MONKEES THEME The Monkees
2 ( 5 ) I BEG YOUR PARDON Kon Kan
3 ( 4 ) PEOPLE HOLD ON Coldcut featuring Lisa Stansfield
4 ( 24 ) OF COURSE I’M LYING Yello
5 ( 6 ) ORDINARY PEOPLE The Bee Gees
6 ( 13 ) I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW ’89 Johnny Nash
7 ( 2 ) LIKE A PRAYER Madonna
8 ( 8 ) ETERNAL FLAME The Bangles
9 ( 16 ) AMERICANOS Holly Johnson
10 ( 10 ) THIS TIME Kiara with Shanice Wilson

11 ( 3 ) THIS TIME I KNOW IT’S FOR REAL Donna Summer
12 ( 12 ) SHE’S A MYSTERY TO ME Roy Orbison
13 ( 7 ) STOP! IN THE NAME OF LOVE Diana Ross & The Supremes
14 ( 9 ) HEY MUSIC LOVER S’Express
15 ( 11 ) INTERNATIONAL RESCUE Fuzzbox
16 ( 29 ) THE BEAT(EN) GENERATION The The
17 ( 36 ) GOOD THING Fine Young Cannibals
18 ( 18 ) CAN’T STAY AWAY FROM YOU Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
19 ( 37 ) MUSICAL FREEDOM (MOVIN’ ON UP) Paul Simpson featuring Adeva
20 ( 25 ) DON’T BE CRUEL Bobby Brown

21 ( 15 ) NOTHING HAS BEEN PROVED Dusty Springfield
22 ( 17 ) ROUND AND ROUND New Order
23 ( 59 ) IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW Simply Red
24 ( 20 ) FAMILY MAN Roachford
25 ( 14 ) END OF THE LINE Traveling Wilbury’s
26 ( 19 ) STRAIGHT UP Paula Abdul
27 ( 21 ) LEAVE ME ALONE MIchael Jackson
28 ( 23 ) LOVE IN THE NATURAL WAY Kim Wilde
29 ( 39 ) BABY I DON’T CARE Transvision Vamp
30 ( 54 ) ONLY THE MOMENT Marc Almond

31 ( 27 ) STOP Sam Brown
32 ( 44 ) THE LOOK Roxette
33 ( 45 ) MYSTIFIED INXS
34 ( 30 ) PARADISE CITY Guns ‘n’ Roses
35 ( 22 ) INFO FREAKO Jesus Jones
36 ( 40 ) KEEP ON MOVIN’ Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler
37 ( 33 ) YOU GOT IT Roy Orbison
38 ( 26 ) DAYS LIKE THESE Sheena Easton
39 ( 28 ) INDESTRUCTIBLE The Four Tops featuring Smokey Robinson
40 ( 31 ) I DON’T WANT A LOVER Texas

41 ( 42 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles
42 ( 41 ) THE AIR THAT I BREATHE The Hollies
43 ( 50 ) ONLY THE LONELY T’Pau
44 ( 35 ) HAVEN’T STOPPED DANCING YET Pat & Mick
45 ( 49 ) CAN YOU KEEP A SECERET Brother Beyond
46 ( 46 ) FIREWOMAN The Cult
47 ( 34 ) HELP! Bananarama and La Na Nee Nee Noo Noo
48 ( 73 ) YOU ON MY MIND Swing Out Sister
49 ( 64 ) BEAUTY’S ONLY SKIN DEEP Aswad
50 ( 32 ) BEDS ARE BURNING Midnight Oil

51 ( 52 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
52 ( 57 ) DANCERAMA Sigue Sigue Sputnik
53 ( 38 ) SLEEP TALK Alyson Williams
54 ( 48 ) WAIT Robert Howard and Kym Mazelle
55 ( 55 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
56 ( 53 ) LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES Pet Shop Boys
57 ( 69 ) GOT TO GET YOU BACK Kym Mazelle
58 ( 58 ) I WISH U HEAVEN Prince
59 ( NEW ) WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT Five Star
60 ( 61 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies

61 ( 60 ) HOLD ME Fleetwood Mac
62 ( 56 ) THAT’S THE WAY LOVE IS Ten City
63 ( 63 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
64 ( 47 ) BELFAST CHILD/ MANDELA DAY Simple Minds
65 ( 65 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
66 ( 66 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield
67 ( 71 ) MAN NO MORE The Senators
68 ( 67 ) DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys
69 ( 51 ) VERONICA Elvis Costello
70 ( NEW ) DON’T WALK AWAY Toni Childs

71 ( NEW ) DEVOTION Ten City
72 ( 68 ) ALBATROSS Fleetwood Mac
73 ( 72 ) HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies
74 ( 75 ) REAL LOVE Jody Watley
75 ( NEW ) LET THE RIVER RUN Carly Simon

 

16th April 1989

Things returning chart-wise a little to normal, after grandma’s funeral, and glad to be back to work and diverted in our team of 4 surveying Parks and Gardens in Bournemouth, drawing up plans and maintenance schedules.

Music-wise, mostly minor shuffling of chart positions, apart from new entries, and still nostalgia is high with Jigsaw’s remix of the fab 1975 Top 3 hit for me, Sky High. Roy gets a second posthumous new Top 10 hit, much deserved, and Soul II Soul finally get moving into the 20 along with INXS, who remain mystified at all the great tracks on one album. The Cookie Crew sample classic Edwin Starr and pop in at 24, and the Blow Monkeys re-enter much higher, at 31.

Peter Noone covers his old Herman’s Hermits classic for a movie comedy and gets a hit (it’s not a patch on the original though), while the great Kirsty and Cure enter inside the 50. Two rock acts provide a duet opportunity for veteran soul/blues stars: Elton & Aretha, and U2 & B.B. King, both perfectly fine, but not classic, singles. Finally, two new acts slide in at the bottom, De La Soul and Texas. TBC.
1 ( 1 ) DAYDREAM BELIEVER/ A LITTLE BIT ME A LITTLE BIT YOU/ MONKEES THEME The Monkees
2 ( 2 ) I BEG YOUR PARDON Kon Kan
3 ( 5 ) ORDINARY PEOPLE The Bee Gees
4 ( 4 ) OF COURSE I’M LYING Yello
5 ( 9 ) AMERICANOS Holly Johnson
6 ( 8 ) ETERNAL FLAME The Bangles
7 ( 3 ) PEOPLE HOLD ON Coldcut featuring Lisa Stansfield
8 ( 10 ) THIS TIME Kiara with Shanice Wilson
9 ( 6 ) I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW ’89 Johnny Nash
10 ( 12 ) SHE’S A MYSTERY TO ME Roy Orbison

11 ( NEW ) SKY HIGH (REMIX) Jigsaw
12 ( 7 ) LIKE A PRAYER Madonna
13 ( 19 ) MUSICAL FREEDOM (MOVIN’ ON UP) Paul Simpson featuring Adeva
14 ( 11 ) THIS TIME I KNOW IT’S FOR REAL Donna Summer
15 ( 17 ) GOOD THING Fine Young Cannibals
16 ( 13 ) STOP! IN THE NAME OF LOVE Diana Ross & The Supremes
17 ( 36 ) KEEP ON MOVIN’ Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler
18 ( 18 ) CAN’T STAY AWAY FROM YOU Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
19 ( 33 ) MYSTIFIED INXS
20 ( 23 ) IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW Simply Red

21 ( 14 ) HEY MUSIC LOVER S’Express
22 ( 15 ) INTERNATIONAL RESCUE Fuzzbox
23 ( 21 ) NOTHING HAS BEEN PROVED Dusty Springfield
24 ( NEW ) GOT TO KEEP ON The Cookie Crew featuring Edwin Starr
25 ( 43 ) ONLY THE LONELY T’Pau
26 ( 20 ) DON’T BE CRUEL Bobby Brown
27 ( 29 ) BABY I DON’T CARE Transvision Vamp
28 ( 50 ) BEDS ARE BURNING Midnight Oil
29 ( 16 ) THE BEAT(EN) GENERATION The The
30 ( 30 ) ONLY THE MOMENT Marc Almond

31 ( RE ) THIS IS YOUR LIFE The Blow Monkeys
32 ( 32 ) THE LOOK Roxette
33 ( 25 ) END OF THE LINE Traveling Wilbury’s
34 ( 48 ) YOU ON MY MIND Swing Out Sister
35 ( 31 ) STOP Sam Brown
36 ( 67 ) MAN NO MORE The Senators
37 ( 28 ) LOVE IN THE NATURAL WAY Kim Wilde
38 ( 27 ) LEAVE ME ALONE Michael Jackson
39 ( 49 ) BEAUTY’S ONLY SKIN DEEP Aswad
40 ( 22 ) ROUND AND ROUND New Order

41 ( 41 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles
42 ( 42 ) THE AIR THAT I BREATHE The Hollies
43 ( 37 ) YOU GOT IT Roy Orbison
44 ( 24 ) FAMILY MAN Roachford
45 ( 26 ) STRAIGHT UP Paula Abdul
46 ( NEW ) I’M INTO SOMETHING GOOD Peter Noone
47 ( 35 ) INFO FREAKO Jesus Jones
48 ( NEW ) FREE WORLD Kirsty Maccoll
49 ( 40 ) I DON’T WANT A LOVER Texas
50 ( NEW ) LULLABY The Cure

51 ( 51 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
52 ( 38 ) DAYS LIKE THESE Sheena Easton
53 ( 39 ) INDESTRUCTIBLE The Four Tops featuring Smokey Robinson
54 ( 55 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
55 ( NEW ) THROUGH THE STORM Aretha Franklin and Elton John
56 ( NEW ) WHAT DOES IT TAKE Then Jericho
57 ( NEW ) WHEN LOVE COMES TO TOWN U2 featuring B.B. King
58 ( 56 ) LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES Pet Shop Boys
59 ( 59 ) WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT Five Star
60 ( 60 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies

61 ( 58 ) I WISH U HEAVEN Prince
62 ( 74 ) REAL LOVE Jody Watley
63 ( 63 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
64 ( 65 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
65 ( 71 ) DEVOTION Ten City
66 ( 66 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield
67 ( 61 ) HOLD ME Fleetwood Mac
68 ( 54 ) WAIT Robert Howard and Kym Mazelle
69 ( NEW ) ELECTRIC YOUTH Debbie Gibson
70 ( NEW ) MA AND PA Fishbone

71 ( NEW ) WHO’S IN THE HOUSE Beatmasters featuring Merlin
72 ( 73 ) HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies
73 ( 68 ) DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys
74 ( NEW ) ME MYSELF AND I De La Soul
75 ( NEW ) THE THRILL HAS GONE Texas

 

23rd April 1989

5 weeks on top for The Monkees. Daydream Believer had now had 8 weeks in total on top and was one of the all-time long-runs. The Beatles re-enter at 3 with the 20th anniversary re-release of Get Back. Top 10 in 1969, 1974, 1976 this is the 4th occasion for the classic Fabs track, and what with the Bee Gees in the Top, bit of a 60’s bands reunion going on.

There’s also a host of new entries, most bizarrely from Uriah Heep, 70’s prog rockers charting for the first (and last) time ever long after the event with a cover of the 1971 Argent classic. Keeping up with the oldies, Chaka Khan’s 1979 Top 20 comes back remixed at 25, insisting she’s still every woman. I don’t think she is! Veteran comebacks: 50‘s Legends The Shads at 55; 60’s legend Carole King at 40; 60’s legend Diana Ross at 73; 60‘s legend Tom Jones; 70’s acts: Rod, Pretenders, Bryan Ferry, Stevie Nicks. The only one of real consequence though is Stevie Nicks, and she really is on fire with this brilliant single at 30.

Back in the 80’s, the late London Boys’ best single enters at 34 with the rather sadly-aptly-titled Requiem, Duran at 35, Cyndi Lauper at 59 with the fab I Drove All Night. Sadly for her, the timeless Roy Orbison had already cut a version which would eventually come out and overshadow hers. Simple Minds have a decent soundalike follow-up to Belfast Child, and Edelweiss follow in the footsteps of Kon Kan’s cut-up, ‘aving a laff, novelty footsteps. How very Swiss.
1 ( 1 ) DAYDREAM BELIEVER/ A LITTLE BIT ME A LITTLE BIT YOU/ MONKEES THEME The Monkees
2 ( 6 ) ETERNAL FLAME The Bangles
3 ( NEW ) GET BACK The Beatles with Billy Preston
4 ( 5 ) AMERICANOS Holly Johnson
5 ( 3 ) ORDINARY PEOPLE The Bee Gees
6 ( 4 ) OF COURSE I’M LYING Yello
7 ( 2 ) I BEG YOUR PARDON Kon Kan
8 ( 15 ) GOOD THING Fine Young Cannibals
9 ( 24 ) GOT TO KEEP ON The Cookie Crew featuring Edwin Starr
10 ( 7 ) PEOPLE HOLD ON Coldcut featuring Lisa Stansfield

11 ( 32 ) THE LOOK Roxette
12 ( 28 ) BEDS ARE BURNING Midnight Oil
13 ( 8 ) THIS TIME Kiara with Shanice Wilson
14 ( 17 ) KEEP ON MOVIN’ Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler
15 ( 14 ) THIS TIME I KNOW IT’S FOR REAL Donna Summer
16 ( 12 ) LIKE A PRAYER Madonna
17 ( 19 ) MYSTIFIED INXS
18 ( 13 ) MUSICAL FREEDOM (MOVIN’ ON UP) Paul Simpson featuring Adeva
19 ( 27 ) BABY I DON’T CARE Transvision Vamp
20 ( 55 ) THROUGH THE STORM Aretha Franklin and Elton John

21 ( 16 ) STOP! IN THE NAME OF LOVE Diana Ross & The Supremes
22 ( 10 ) SHE’S A MYSTERY TO ME Roy Orbison
23 ( 9 ) I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW ’89 Johnny Nash
24 ( 34 ) YOU ON MY MIND Swing Out Sister
25 ( NEW ) I’M EVERY WOMAN ’89 Chaka Khan
26 ( 23 ) NOTHING HAS BEEN PROVED Dusty Springfield
27 ( 18 ) CAN’T STAY AWAY FROM YOU Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
28 ( 50 ) LULLABY The Cure
29 ( 31 ) THIS IS YOUR LIFE The Blow Monkeys
30 ( NEW ) ROOMS ON FIRE Stevie Nicks

31 ( 11 ) SKY HIGH (REMIX) Jigsaw
32 ( 21 ) HEY MUSIC LOVER S’Express
33 ( 36 ) MAN NO MORE The Senators
34 ( NEW ) REQUIEM The London Boys
35 ( NEW ) DO YOU BELIEVE IN SHAME Duran Duran
36 ( 25 ) ONLY THE LONELY T’Pau
37 ( NEW ) AIN’T NOBODY BETTER Inner City
38 ( 33 ) END OF THE LINE Traveling Wilbury’s
39 ( 22 ) INTERNATIONAL RESCUE Fuzzbox
40 ( NEW ) CITY LIGHTS Carole King

41 ( 56 ) WHAT DOES IT TAKE Then Jericho
42 ( 41 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles
43 ( 35 ) STOP Sam Brown
44 ( 42 ) THE AIR THAT I BREATHE The Hollies
45 ( 71 ) WHO’S IN THE HOUSE Beatmasters featuring Merlin
46 ( 48 ) FREE WORLD Kirsty Maccoll
47 ( 43 ) YOU GOT IT Roy Orbison
48 ( 57 ) WHEN LOVE COMES TO TOWN U2 featuring B.B. King
49 ( 20 ) IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW Simply Red
50 ( 37 ) LOVE IN THE NATURAL WAY Kim Wilde

51 ( 62 ) REAL LOVE Jody Watley
52 ( NEW ) HOLD YOUR HEAD UP Uriah Heep
53 ( 51 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
54 ( NEW ) WHERE HAS ALL THE LOVE GONE Yazz
55 ( NEW ) MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON The Shadows
56 ( 54 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
57 ( 38 ) LEAVE ME ALONE MIchael Jackson
58 ( 69 ) ELECTRIC YOUTH Debbie Gibson
59 ( NEW ) I DROVE ALL NIGHT Cyndi Lauper
60 ( 75 ) THE THRILL HAS GONE Texas

61 ( 60 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
62 ( NEW ) MOVE CLOSER Tom Jones
63 ( 74 ) ME MYSELF AND I De La Soul
64 ( 63 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
65 ( ) FOREST FIRE (REMIX) Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
66 ( 64 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
67 ( NEW ) MY HEART CAN’T TELL YOU NO Rod Stewart
68 ( NEW ) WINDOWS ON YOUR WORLD The Pretenders
69 ( NEW ) HEAVEN HELP ME Deon Estus
70 ( 66 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield

71 ( NEW ) BRING ME EDELWEISS Edelweiss
72 ( NEW ) THIS IS YOUR LAND Simple Minds
73 ( NEW ) WORKING OVERTIME Diana Ross
74 ( NEW ) ELISABETH’S EYES Nik Kershaw
75 ( NEW ) HE’LL HAVE TO GO Bryan Ferry

30th April 1989

An unexpected number one for the Bee Gees latest (flop) single, the lead track off the (flop) album One. It was a sort of tribute to late younger brother Andy, and the theme of loss hit a note with my mood at the time, but it’s a good song anyway. At that time, it was the Bee Gees 4th topper, though they had had many runners-up.

Dance (House) music starting to make inroads into the generally lacklustre pop music scene, ahead of the 90’s surge of piano-tinkly-fused jangly dance tracks. Here, Beatmasters, Inner City and others leading the charge. New entries meanwhile from hero Paul McCartney and his Elvis Costello co-write My Brave Face, Tom Petty and his Jeff Lynne-produced I Won’t Back Down, and a Beach Boys oldie duet between the Everly Brothers and the Beach Boys.

Nik Kershaw heads back into the 40 with a decent pop single, though as it didn’t sell he gave up the pop singing and moved into pop writing and producing, courtesy of Chesney Hawkes. Sam Brown follows up her topper with a fab Marvin Gaye cover, Can I Get A Witness, while superstars drop in low (Kylie, Queen, Stevie, Morrissey) – some will go up, but just how far, given I wasn’t that fussed by any of them initially, remains to be seen in May…

 

1 ( 5 ) ORDINARY PEOPLE The Bee Gees
2 ( 2 ) ETERNAL FLAME The Bangles
3 ( 1 ) DAYDREAM BELIEVER/ A LITTLE BIT ME A LITTLE BIT YOU/ MONKEES THEME The Monkees
4 ( 4 ) AMERICANOS Holly Johnson
5 ( 8 ) GOOD THING Fine Young Cannibals
6 ( 3 ) GET BACK The Beatles with Billy Preston
7 ( 9 ) GOT TO KEEP ON The Cookie Crew featuring Edwin Starr
8 ( 11 ) THE LOOK Roxette
9 ( 7 ) I BEG YOUR PARDON Kon Kan
10 ( 12 ) BEDS ARE BURNING Midnight Oil

11 ( 45 ) WHO’S IN THE HOUSE Beatmasters featuring Merlin
12 ( 6 ) OF COURSE I’M LYING Yello
13 ( 19 ) BABY I DON’T CARE Transvision Vamp
14 ( 10 ) PEOPLE HOLD ON Coldcut featuring Lisa Stansfield
15 ( 37 ) AIN’T NOBODY BETTER Inner City
16 ( 28 ) LULLABY The Cure
17 ( 34 ) REQUIEM The London Boys
18 ( 36 ) ONLY THE LONELY T’Pau
19 ( 24 ) YOU ON MY MIND Swing Out Sister
20 ( 20 ) THROUGH THE STORM Aretha Franklin and Elton John

21 ( 15 ) THIS TIME I KNOW IT’S FOR REAL Donna Summer
22 ( 16 ) LIKE A PRAYER Madonna
23 ( 13 ) THIS TIME Kiara with Shanice Wilson
24 ( 30 ) ROOMS ON FIRE Stevie Nicks
25 ( 25 ) I’M EVERY WOMAN ’89 Chaka Khan
26 ( 21 ) STOP! IN THE NAME OF LOVE Diana Ross & The Supremes
27 ( 14 ) KEEP ON MOVIN’ Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler
28 ( 17 ) MYSTIFIED INXS
29 ( 26 ) NOTHING HAS BEEN PROVED Dusty Springfield
30 ( 71 ) BRING ME EDELWEISS Edelweiss

31 ( NEW ) MY BRAVE FACE Paul McCartney
32 ( 18 ) MUSICAL FREEDOM (MOVIN’ ON UP) Paul Simpson featuring Adeva
33 ( NEW ) I WON’T BACK DOWN Tom Petty
34 ( 22 ) SHE’S A MYSTERY TO ME Roy Orbison
35 ( NEW ) DON’T WORRY BABY The Everly Brothers and The Beach Boys
36 ( 23 ) I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW ’89 Johnny Nash
37 ( 74 ) ELISABETH’S EYES Nik Kershaw
38 ( 38 ) END OF THE LINE Traveling Wilbury’s
39 ( 54 ) WHERE HAS ALL THE LOVE GONE Yazz
40 ( 27 ) CAN’T STAY AWAY FROM YOU Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine

41 ( 35 ) DO YOU BELIEVE IN SHAME Duran Duran
42 ( 32 ) HEY MUSIC LOVER S’Express
43 ( 42 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles
44 ( 29 ) THIS IS YOUR LIFE The Blow Monkeys
45 ( 44 ) THE AIR THAT I BREATHE The Hollies
46 ( 58 ) ELECTRIC YOUTH Debbie Gibson
47 ( 33 ) MAN NO MORE The Senators
48 ( 60 ) THE THRILL HAS GONE Texas
49 ( 43 ) STOP Sam Brown
50 ( 67 ) MY HEART CAN’T TELL YOU NO Rod Stewart

51 ( 47 ) YOU GOT IT Roy Orbison
52 ( 52 ) HOLD YOUR HEAD UP Uriah Heep
53 ( 53 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
54 ( 50 ) LOVE IN THE NATURAL WAY Kim Wilde
55 ( 39 ) INTERNATIONAL RESCUE Fuzzbox
56 ( 72 ) THIS IS YOUR LAND Simple Minds
57 ( 63 ) ME MYSELF AND I De La Soul
58 ( 56 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
59 ( 59 ) I DROVE ALL NIGHT Cyndi Lauper
60 ( 40 ) CITY STREETS Carole King

61 ( 61 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
62 ( 62 ) MOVE CLOSER Tom Jones
63 ( 55 ) MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON The Shadows
64 ( 41 ) WHAT DOES IT TAKE Then Jericho
65 ( 48 ) WHEN LOVE COMES TO TOWN U2 featuring B.B. King
66 ( 64 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
67 ( 66 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
68 ( NEW ) LOLLY LOLLY Wendy And Lisa
69 ( 49 ) IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW Simply Red
70 ( NEW ) CAN I GET A WITNESS Sam Brown

71 ( NEW ) HAND ON YOUR HEART Kylie Minogue
72 ( 70 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield
73 ( NEW ) FREE Stevie Wonder
74 ( NEW ) I WANT IT ALL Queen
75 ( NEW ) INTERESTING DRUG Morrissey

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