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Mr Vain – Culture Beat

This track by Culture Beat spent four weeks at the top of the UK singles chart in 1993.

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Mr Vain by Culture Beat replaced Living on my own by Freddie Mercury at the top of the UK singles chart this week in 1993. It had entered the top 40 three weeks previously at number 24 and broke into the top 10 two weeks later.

The song stayed at number 1 for four weeks and then made way for Boom! Shake the room by Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. A further three weeks in the top 10 followed, two of them in the top 5, then three more in the lower top 40 before the record left the chart.

Mr vain was released on the Epic record label and was the only UK number 1 hit for Culture Beat but the first of three singles to enter the top ten. It was taken from the gold-selling album Serenity, which peaked at number 13 in the UK albums chart. The single was also certified gold.

More music from Culture Beat


More number ones from 1993


UK singles chart for the week ending 28 August 1993

  1. Mr vainCulture Beat

  2. Living on my own (remix)Freddie Mercury

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

  4. The key the secretUrban Cookie Collective

  5. The river of dreamsBilly Joel

  6. Nuff vibes EPApache Indian

  7. Right hereSWV

  8. Higher groundUB40

  9. What’s up4 Non Blondes

  10. DreamloverMariah Carey

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