|1||1||7||Don’t Go Breaking My Heart||-||Elton John & Kiki Dee|
|2||2||6||Devil Woman||-||Cliff Richard|
|3||5||4||Arms Of Mary||-||Sutherland Brothers & Quiver|
|5||4||8||Woogie Boogie||-||Platform 6|
|6||6||12||Green Eyed Angel||-||Bobby Angel|
|7||7||8||When I’m Dead And Gone||-||Bruce Millar|
|8||11||3||In Zaire||-||Johnny Wakelin|
|9||10||5||Candy||-||Geoff St. John|
|10||8||10||Wedding Bells||-||Billy Swan|
|11||12||5||Golden Ring||-||Caroline Du Preez & Tommy Dell|
|12||15||3||The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore||-||Roy Bulkin|
|13||9||10||Sonder Jou||-||Ian & Dix|
|14||13||13||That’s The Way||-||Lionel Petersen|
|15||17||2||(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty||-||KC & The Sunshine Band|
|16||18||4||Don’t Worry About Me||-||Tommy Dell|
|17||19||5||Too Late To Say Goodbye||-||Cornelia|
|19||New||1||Could It Be Magic||-||Donna Summer|
|20||16||8||Rock Me To Sleep||-||Mike Eager|
For a 3rd week running we obeyed Elton John & Kiki Dee and didn’t break their hearts by removing them from the top spot on our charts. This may, however, have broken Cliff Richard’s ‘heart as it kept his ‘Devil Woman’ at bay as that song languished at 2 for a second week. Cliff had not managed to top the chart with his previous 7hits, his best effort being a number 2 with ‘Miss You Nights’.
Ian & Dix’s ‘Sonder Jou’ dropped out of the top 10, leaving us with just 5 of the top 10 being local and ending the 2 week run with a record equalling 6 in the top 10.
Movement up the chart this week was not done in great leaps and the best climb was a mere 3 places. This was managed by 2 songs, Johnny Wakelin’s ‘In Zaire’ and Roy Bulkin’s ‘The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore’.
3 songs fell 4 places to be the biggest fallers this week and they were Michael Eager’s ‘Rock me To Sleep’, Abba’s ‘Fernando’ and Ian & Dix’s ‘Sonder Jou’. Abba now equalled Lionel Petersen’s 8 times with a biggest faller and was tied 4th on the list of most times with a biggest faller. The other 2 fallers were both local and we had now had local song being the biggest faller 125 times (this counts 2 in 1 week as 2).
We bid farewell to Dorothy Moore’s ‘Misty Blue’ which had spent 9 weeks on the chart and peaked at 11. In terms of points, the song ranked 63rd on the list of points by songs by women and was the 18th highest American woman on the list which was led overall by Jessica Jones’ ‘Sunday, Monday, Tuesday’ and by Barbra Streisand’s ‘Mother’ for the Americans on that list.
Another American woman launched her attempt to get further up that list as Donna Summer made her debut on our charts. Her first hit was ‘Could It Be Magic’. The song was a cover of a Barry Manilow hit from the previous year. Manilow’s version (which he co-wrote with Adrienne Anderson and based on Frédéric Chopin’s Prelude in C Minor, Opus 28, Number 20) made it to number 6 in the US and 25 in the UK, although it only charted on the latter in 1979. Donna’s version only made number 52 in the US. In the UK it made number 40, but did chart before Manilow’s original. Summer’s version also did not do overly well in Europe although its most notable chart performances there were the number 5 peak it managed in Holland and Belgium. Towards the end of 1992 Take That’s cover version entered the UK charts, peaking there at number 3 in the first week of 1993.