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Higher Ground – UB40

UB40 took this track into the UK top 10 for three weeks in 1993.

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Twenty years ago this week, Higher ground by UB40 entered the UK singles chart at its highest position of number 8. The song stayed at its peak position for three weeks and then dropped into the lower top 40 for the final four weeks of its chart life.

Higher ground was released on the DEP International record label and was the sixteenth of seventeen UK top 10 hits for UB40. It was taken from the double-platinum-selling album Promises and lies, which spent seven weeks at the top of the UK albums chart.

More music from UB40


UK singles chart for the week ending 21 August 1993

  1. Living on my own (remix)Freddie Mercury

  2. The key the secretUrban Cookie Collective

  3. It keeps rainin’ (tears from my eyes)Bitty McLean

  4. The river of dreamsBilly Joel

  5. Nuff vibes EPApache Indian

  6. Mr vainCulture Beat

  7. What’s up4 Non Blondes

  8. Higher groundUB40

  9. PrayTake That

  10. Tease meChaka Demus and Pliers

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