Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 20th January 1991
So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Mark Goodier broadcast from 4:30-7pm with data from the GALLUP computer based on record sales from Monday 14th to Saturday 19th January 1991.
This is how the charts USED to look with new entries, climbers and non-movers, all based solely on record purchases.
This week, thirty years ago, there were eight new entrys, thirteen climbers and NO non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Blackbox – “The Total Mix”
Blackbox’s mega mix of hit from the last two year is down seventeen this week, its seventh week on the top 40 and probably its last.
39. Sting – “All This Time”
Sting is also down seventeen with the follow up to last year’s top 20 hit, “Englishman In New York”.
38. Madonna – “Justify My Love”
And falling fourteen places is Madonna with her newest composition from the multi-million selling “Immaculate Collection” album.
37. The Big Dish – “Miss America”
Going the other way is one of last week’s new entry’s from Scottish band The Big Dish, which is up three places.
36. Mark Summers – “Summer’s Magic”
Our first new entry is a chart debut from UK producer Mark Summers who brings the theme from the children’s TV series The Magic Roundabout into the chart in a new and inventive way!
35. Thin Lizzy – “Dedication”
Making their UK top 40 comeback for the first time in eight years are American rockers Thin Lizzy with this brand new track that is taken from a new best of they have coming out next month.
34. The Righteous Brothers – “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling”
Bill and Bobby’s second chart re-hit is down fifteen places this week and expect to see more from Bill a bit later on with his second chart re-hit.
33. Kenny Thomas – “Outstanding”
New year, new faces and there’s another one now with British singer Kenny Thomas who finally makes his top 40 debut with this track that was released last year, but didn’t quite make it back then.
32. Iron Maiden – “Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter”
Two weeks ago they were number one, but a big fall last week and a huge drop of twenty three places this week, brings them, and their daughter, down this far!
31. Orbital – “Satan”
Orbital’s latest release is up three places this week following their chart entry this time last week.
30. Snap – “Mary Had A Little Boy”
Snap’s Christmas hit is about the only one left now, but they go down thirteen places with it in their eighth week on the top 40.
29. Will To Power – “I’m Not In Love”
Will To Power’s second UK chart hit, their cover of the 10CC love song, is up seven places this week, not quite the leap their last one made two years ago in the second week…
28. Gloria Estefan – “Coming Out Of The Dark”
Gloria Estefan is back in the UK chart with a brand new song, the first to come from her new album that’s on the way , the follow up to her triple Platinum 1989 release, “Cuts Both Ways”.
27. Oleta Adams – “Get Here”
Another American singer is Oleta Adams, who moves up seven places this week with her first solo UK top 40 hit and also her first chart showing since 1989.
26. Tongue’n’Cheek – “Forget Me Nots”
Tongue’n’Cheek were also a new entry last week and they go up five places with their third single to make the chart in the last 10 months.
25. Alexander O’Neal – “All True Man”
Not such good news for Alexander O’Neal with his brand new track, which put him back in the top twenty last week, only to come back seven places, seven days later.
24. Pop Will Eat Itself – “X, Y and Zee”
Down too for Pop Will Eat Itself with their biggest hit to date, leaving the top twenty by nine places.
23. Belinda Carlisle – “Summer Rain”
But there’s a climb for Belinda Carlisle with the latest release from here 1989 album, “Runaway Horses“, which goes up two this week.
22. MC Hammer – “Pray”
MC Hammer is down six places with his latest hit, his third since “U Can’t Touch This” last Spring/Summer, both of which feature on his album, “Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em”.
21. Bananarama – “Preacher Man”
After registering their first top twenty hit since “Cruel Summer” in June 1989, Bananarama slip back one place this week and out again.
20. Patsy Cline – “Crazy”
Patsy Cline would of been ‘crazy’ to know that her 29 year old single finally made the UK chart here in the 1990’s, but after two weeks in the same spot, she’s down six places.
19. Ralph Tresvant – “Sensitivity”
Hot new entry last week from Bobby Brown’s former band mate Ralph Tresvant and he joins him with a UK top twenty hit now, up just two places.
18. A Tribe Called Quest – “Can I Kick It?”
Yes you can, A Tribe Called Quest! Debuting on the UK chart last week, the NY group are up nine places this week and into the upper half of the chart.
17. Whitney Houston – “All The Man That I Need”
Whitney’s been yoyo-ing with this one for six weeks now, but could she have finally peaked, as she drops back four places this week…?
16. Soho – “Hippychick”
Soho finally made the chart last week with this re-issued single and with a climb of ten places this week, it’s the highest and farthest of all!
15. Jesus Jones – “International Bright Young Thing”
One week in and one week out, that’s all Jesus Jones can manage with their biggest chart hit so far, as they fall eight places and out.
14. Rick Astley – “Cry For Help”
Rick Astley is back! The man with a consistent run of top ten hits since 1987 gets a big new entry this week with the first track written away from his last two albums with Stock Aitken Waterman. This one, incidentally, is co-written with Rob Fisher of Climie Fisher!
13. Vanilla Ice – “Ice Ice Baby”
The former number one from Vanilla Ice finally leaves the top ten for the very first time as he drops seven places, now in his tenth week on the chart!
12. The Farm – “All Together Now”
All the Christmas chart hits are leaving us and that goes for The Farm too, who are down four places, now in their eighth week on the chart.
11. The Simpsons – “Do The Bartman”
Cable TV sensations The Simpsons have now infiltrated the UK and they seek to make more of an impact with this new entry that sees the family’s son, Bart, take the mic and shake his shorts at us all!
10. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John – “The Grease Megamix”
The Grease hit mix is still, however, on the top ten, but down six places this week, it’s fifth week as one of the big ten.
9. Robert Palmer – “Mercy Mercy Me”
Robert Palmer is back in the top ten once again, last week’s highest climber is up three places, and it’s now his fifth UK top ten hit!
8. Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes – “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”
Righteous Brother Bill and his 1987 ‘partner’ Jennifer Warnes are a former highest climber, last week they came back to the top ten for a second time with this song and they’re up two more this week.
7. Off-shore – “I Can’t Take The Power”
Off-Shore break the top ten for the very first time this week, going up four places, with their debut single and not doing too badly at all!
6. 2 In A Room – “Wiggle It”
US duo 2 In A Room have been together since 1987 and releasing records for two years. They had a US dance chart hit last year with “Do What You Want” and now they’re breaking the UK chart with this impressive debut new entry.
5. C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams – “Gonna Make You Sweat”
Clivilles and Coles along with Freedom Williams six weeks of climbing took them into the top three last week, but they drop back two on this weeks chart.
4. Seal – “Crazy”
Also falling two places is Seal with his first solo chart hit, not quite making the top spot as he did with Adamski last Spring time.
3. Enigma – “Sadeness part one”
After just one week on top, Michael Cretu and his pop star wife Sandra are also dropping two places and no longer the biggest seller.
2. The KLF – “3am Eternal”
last week’s highest new entry was from The KLF, in the same position as their last release, “What Time Is Love?” reached, but they can better that as they do with a rise of three places and into second place.
1. Queen – “Innuendo”
But this week’s highest new entry is straight into the top of the chart and it makes the return of Queen in the 1990’s with a brand new album on the way and the lead single takes them back to the top of the chart for the first time since “Under Pressure”, ten years ago! But can they survive a second week, or will The KLF or someone else make it three different number ones in as many weeks? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!