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90s Top 10 Sales- Week By Week- 1990-1991

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by gezza76, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. 6TH OCTOBER

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    Maria McKee continues to dominate the singles market with some ease as “Show Me Heaven” improves by 17% to 72,000 and 178,000 to date which isn’t enough for the top 10 YTD as that list reads:

    1- NOTHING COMPARES 2 U- Sinead O’Connor 671,000
    2- SACRIFICE/ HEALING HANDS- Elton John 649,000
    3- KILLER- Adamski 537,000
    4- DUB BE GOOD TO ME- Beats International Ft Lindy Layton 475,000
    5- VOGUE- Madonna 435,000
    6- WORLD IN MOTION- EnglandNewOrder 429,000
    7- THE POWER- Snap! 421,000
    8- NESSUN DORMA- Luciano Pavarotti 384,000
    9- TURTLE POWER- Partners In Kryme 367,000
    10- IT MUST HAVE BEEN LOVE- Roxette 353,000



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    That’s not to say that Maria Mckee is safe from challengers, Londonbeat rise 4-2 (54,000) with a strong 60% increase in sales which could cause problems for Mckee next week. Also on a wave is Bobby Vinton’s take on “Blue Velvet” which was originally a hit for Tony Bennet in 1951 Stateside before being covered by various acts including Vinton who himself scored a No 1 hit in the US back in 1963 though no versions of the track have ever charted here in the UK. However the track has now been used on the new Nivea advert and is also featured heavily in the trailer for the first UK terrestrial showing of the David Lynch 1986 film of the same name which is showing on Channel 4 next weekend. It got an unusual midweek release last week to debut at No 16 and now in its first full week of availability it rockets 16-3 (51,000) and could easily be next week’s chart topper.



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    But hold fire because here’s a high new entry from The Pet Shop Boys who are one of the most eagerly anticipated returns to the chart of the last quarter. Produced by Harold Faltermayer “So Hard” is the 11th top 10 single for the boys and the 8th to debut inside the top 10 as it arrives at No 4 (46,000), that equals the best ever start to any of their singles with “Always On My Mind” which of course went on to top the charts for 4 weeks! Look out Maria! The video incidentally features Tennant’s home town of Newcastle Upon Tyne and stars Paul Gascoigne’s sister Anna.



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    They’ve been scoring the hits for 22 years and now they have their 22nd Top 10 hit on their hands, yes Status Quo are back in the top 10 after an absence of 2 years with “The Anniversary Waltz- Part One” which previews a new Greatest Hits compilation in a fortnight. It’s a medley of some old rock N Roll greats including “I Hear You Knocking” and “Lucille” and as you can guess is designed to be part One of a pair of releases with Part Two scheduled for Christmas, and if you buy the single you’ll note the sleeve note that reads “It’s Live Sonny” to answer some critics who have noted the similarity of this kind of thing to Jive Bunny. The song flies 31-5 (33,000) this week to post a clear warning of its intentions.



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    A hit in Europe over the summer “I Can’t Stand It” finally becomes a Top 10 UK hit this week for Twenty-4-Seven Featuring Captain Hollywood. In its original form it featured MC Fixxit on vocals and reached No 17 in their native Netherlands, but the rap was redone by Captain Hollywood after Fixxit left the group and a new promo was made which converted the song into a hit on the continent, and now comes to the UK on the back of a Bruce Forest remix especially for us Brits. It climbs 11-7 (25,000) this week.



    Elsewhere Steve Miller Band drop 2-6 (26,000) as former rivals Deee-Lite drop 3-8 (24,000) and The Farm drop 6-10 (22,00), whilst Bass-O-Matic hold at No 9 (22,000).

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  2. The Cure are at Number 13...

     
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  3. MC Tunes Vs. 808 State at 18...

     
  4. The Wedding Present at 25...

     
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  5. Thunder at 34...

     
  6. Bass-o-matic was essentially William Orbit yes?
     
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  7. Yes. William "Madonna Ray of light All Saints Pure Shores Black Coffee" Orbit!
     
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  8. 13TH OCTOBER

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    Improving saleswise by just 4% Maria Mckee holds the top spot for a third week, for a song to be so long into its No 1 reign and be still improving is rare but more importantly that small % increase was just enough to see off Bobby Vinton’s “Blue Velvet” which climbs 3-2 (72,000) and was just 2,000 away from “Show Me Heaven”. It was never too far from Mckee but couldn’t make it and with the screening of “Blue Velvet” now gone it may struggle to make a further upward move.



    Other potential challengers either failed to threaten or disappointed, Londonbeat fall 2-3 (52,000), Status Quo rise 5-4 (47,000) and Pet Shop Boys surprisingly fall 4-5 (47,000), all are too far away to pose any threat.

    Further down Twenty-4-Seven hold at No 7 (30,000) and Bass-O-Matic drop 9-10 (19,000).

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    Onto the new entries and first up are Technotronic who now have their 4th top 10 single in just 12 months even though in reality it is just a Megamix of their previous singles. Regardless of that we can’t seem to get enough of these Belgians as “Megamix” rises 12-6 (45,000) and deposes the Pet Shop Boys on top of the 12” charts.



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    Peaking last month at No 4 in the US, MC Hammer’s second single here “Have You Seen Her” is a cover of the Chi-Lites 1972 No 3 hit and follows on in terms of Chi-Lites covers from UB40 and Amazulu which have been top 10 singles in the last 4 years. Back to Hammer and his album revives 30-21, it has been top 40 since its release 12 weeks ago, not bad but that pales in comparison to the US where it has been No 1 for 18 weeks (15 consecutively) and counting, meanwhile his new single climbs 19-8 (24,000).



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    A duet in reality between Dave Hemingway and Briana Corrigan the new Beautiful South single “A Little Time” is creating waves as it jumps 30-9 (21,000). It’s the first single from the band’s second album “Choke” which is out next month, it comes with a rather memorable promo which features the pair having a domestic and trashing a house!



    Next week a new Whitney single is released- how high can it debut?

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  9. The PSB sleeve sticks out a mile amongst that lot ... It reminds me of the 90s I knew, rather than the 90s the world seems to ...
     
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  10. PSB in at #4...wonder how high it can climb?

    The video for A Little Time was brilliant. Much as I like Jacqui's voice (it's gorgeous), the South lost something when they split with Brianna.
     
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  11. The Chimes at 24...

     
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  12. Neneh Cherry at 25...

     
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  13. Adventures Of Stevie V at 29...

     
  14. Criminal Element Orchestra at 30...

     
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  15. Pop Will Eat Itself at 32...

     
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  16. Mica Paris at 33...

     
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  17. Phil Collins at 34..

     
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  18. This should have been HUGE.
     
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