Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 10th February 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 4th to Saturday 9th February 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 nine new entrys, thirteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. George Michael – “Heal The Pain”
George is back for 1991 with the fourth single to come from last years “Listen Without Prejudice” album that gives him a fourth top 40 entry.
39. Jellyfish – “The King Is Half Dressed”
There’s another new entry and a chart debut next for US rock band Jellyfish, who have been together for two years now and enter the UK chart with this, their first single.
38. Milltown Brothers – “Which Way Should I Jump?”
And that also goes for British band Milltown Brothers who also formed two years ago but have released a few singles that, to date, failed to make the top 40. Not so today with this new entry!
37. Julian Cope – “Beautiful Love”
We welcome Julian Cope back to the chart with a new entry this week, with brand new music from his upcoming fifth studio album. He was last in the top 40 back in 1988 with “Charlotte Anne”.
36. Chris Rea – “Auberge”
And it’s good to know that Chris Rea has finally got off the road to hell as he makes his first chart appearance for more than a year with this brand new track!
35. Gloria Estefan – “Coming Out Of The Dark”
Gloria Estefan went up last week having slipped back the previous week with her brand new song, but alas, slides down ten places with it this week.
34. Jimmy Somerville and Bronski Beat – “Smalltown Boy ’91”
And dropping two places is Jimmy Somerville with this remix of his 1984 chart debut after just seven days on the chart.
33. Living Colour – “Love Rears Its Ugly Head”
US rock band Living Colour have been together since 1984 and so far have yet to really break the UK market commercially. Today, however, they score their very first top 40 entry with this, the second single from their second album, which was released last year.
32. DJ H featuring Stefy – “Think About…”
Italian DJ, “H” and singer Stefy make their chart debut also this week with their very first recording, which is already finding a following in the clubs across Europe.
31. Queen – “Innuendo”
Their album of the same name is out now, but former chart toppers Queen are down nineteen places this week with the title track from it.
30. Ralph Tresvant – “Sensitivity”
Down too goes Ralph Tresvant with his debut solo single, ten places and out of the top twenty with six weeks on the chart.
29. My Bloody Valentine – “To Here Knows When”
Irish band My Bloody Valentine are next to score their very first UK chart hit. The band have been performing since 1983 but after eight year, the finally break the top 40!
28. The Railway Children – “Every Beat Of The Heart”
UK band The Railway Children made their chart debut last week and take a climb of nine places seven days on and into the top thirty.
27. Mark Summers – “Summer’s Magic”
Going nowhere this week is Mark Summers with his rave/dance remix of The Magic Roundabout theme which went up last week but goes no further.
26. Off-Shore – “I Can’t Take The Power”
Going down and out of the top twenty are Off-Shore, who slip seven places with their debut single.
25. The Mixmasters – “The Night Fever Megamix”
And dropping two places are The Mixmasters with their mash up of the 70’s classic movie soundtrack.
24. Jimmy Barnes and INXS – “Good Times”
Overtaking them are INXS with fellow Oz singer Jimmy Barnes whose joint venture rises fourteen places. Definitely ‘good times’!
23. Robert Palmer – “Mercy Mercy Me”
Oh, mercy mercy me! Robert Palmer leaves the upper half of the chart this week with his latest top ten hit, which is down seven places.
22. A Tribe Called Quest – “Can I Kick It?”
Following him are A Tribe Called Quest, down four places with their UK chart debut, which has done better commercially over here than back home in The States.
21. Chris Isaak – “Blue Hotel”
There are no vacancies at Chris Isaak’s “Blue Hotel” as he is up nine places this week and looking for a second top twenty hit next week.
20. Enigma – “Sadeness part one”
Ten weeks on the chart and Enigma (Michael and Sandra Cretu) are down seven places, but remain in the upper half of the chart for a ninth week.
19. C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams – “Gonna Make You Sweat”
Down five places this week for Clivilles and Cole along with singer Freedom Williams with their first UK chart entry.
18. Kenny Thomas – “Outstanding”
While British newcomer Kenny Thomas breaks the top twenty with his first chart hit with a climb of six places this week.
17. Free – “All Right Now”
Free returned to the UK chart with this, now 21 year old hit, last week, which got to number 2 then. With a blast of twenty two places they are showing good signs of beating that as they are this week’s highest climber!
16. 808 State – “In Yer Face”
And from the highest climber to the highest new entry as 808 State return to the chart with this weeks biggest selling new song!
15. Seal – “Crazy”
Still taking small steps backward with his debut solo song is Seal, a drop of four places this week, his ninth in the upper half of the chart in total.
14. New Kids On The Block – “Games”
Last week’s highest new entry from New Kids On The Block is up three places, but will it make the top ten, where all their other UK chart hits reached…?
13. Vanilla Ice – “Play That Funky Music”
Mr. Van Winkle is left with just one song on the chart this week and that’s not doing very well as he leaves the top ten, down three places.
12. The Source featuring Candy Staton – “You Got The Love”
Climbing up into the top twenty are The Source with their four year old song, which finally makes it big and up ten this week.
11. Rick Astley – “Cry For Help”
Just slipping out of the top ten is Rick Astley with his comeback single, down another two places this week, but look out for his new album, “Free”, which is coming next month.
10. Kim Appleby – “G.L.A.D.”
Kim Appleby is back in the top ten for a second time on her own with her follow up to “Don’t Worry”, which is up eleven places.
9. Soho – “Hippychick”
With two weeks on hold, Soho‘s sampled “Hippychick” is on the move but dropping just one place on where they seemed to of peaked.
8. EMF – “I Believe”
And going down are EMF with their latest tune, down two places in fact and ‘unbelievably’ not matching the success of their former.
7. Oleta Adams – “Get Here”
Having another great week is Oleta Adams with her first UK chart solo hit, which this week moves into the top ten, up eight places. Much higher than her collaboration with Tears For Fears two years ago.
6. Kylie Minogue – “What Do I Have To Do?”
Also having another good week is Kylie, who climbs one place with the third single from her current album, “Rhythm Of Love“.
5. 2 In A Room – “Wiggle it”
Dropping two place are 2 In A Room with their UK chart debut, who were a contender for number one this week, seven days ago.
4. Praise – “Only You”
Praise along with singer Miriam Stockley shot into the top five last week as the highest climber and move up one more place on this week’s chart.
3. Nomad featuring MC Mikee Freedom – “Devotion”
Also up one are Nomad with their re-issued track from last year clearly having more success second time around as they go top three.
2. The KLF – “3am Eternal”
There must be a new number one as The KLF, who have been on top for two weeks now, drop one place with their second chart topper in all.
1. The Simpsons – “Do The Bartman”
Swapping places to claim this week’s biggest seller are the family Simpson who conquer the music charts with their son’s own dance craze. But can they ‘do it’ for a second week or will Nomad, Praise or someone else stop them? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!