Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 24th 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 18th to Saturday 23rd 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 eight new entrys, eleven climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Quartz introducing Dina Carroll – “It’s Too Late”
Ronnie Herel and Dave Rawlings formed Quartz two years ago and have enjoyed club chart success and bring this version of Carole King’s hit from 1971 to the chart, roping in singer Dina Carroll, who released a couple of singles in 1989 but with no success. So welcome to the top 40 to both of you!
39. Mantronix – “Don’t Go Messin’ With My Heart”
Making a chart comeback is Kurtis Mantronik with this new entry, his first since “Take Your Time” last Summer and his fourth UK top 40 entry overall.
38. New Kids On The Block – “Games”
They may like playing ‘games’, but this latest single has been anything less than a game for New Kids On The Block, their first not to make the UK top ten and now down eighteen places.
37. George Michael – “Heal The Pain”
Also going down is George Michael with the fourth single from his latest album, which drops six places this week.
36. Rick Astley – “Cry For Help”
And with six weeks on the chart, Rick Astley‘s big chart comeback just about stays in the top 40 with a fall of seventeen places.
35. The Almighty – “Free’n’Easy”
Scottish rock band The Almighty have been recording for three years now but so far without chart success. That all changes this week with their very first top 40 entry.
34. Jesus Jones – “Who? Where? Why?”
Three questions Jesus Jones want answering with this new entry and their second of 1991 following on from their very first top ten hit, just over a month ago.
33. Julian Cope – “Beautiful Love”
Heading back down is Julian Cope with his first top 40 hit in more than two years as he slips back one place this week.
32. N-Joi – “Adrenalin” EP
Dance act N-Joi come to the top 40 for the very first time this week with their second release, an EP of dance tracks following on from last years debut.
31. Massive Attack – “Unfinished Sympathy”
Also making their chart debut are Bristol based producers Massive Attack along with another chart newcomer, singer Shara Nelson, who collectively come together for this second commercial release with an album on its way this Summer.
30. Morrissey – “Our Frank”
Morrissey’s latest new track was a new entry last week but he falls four places, making this his first not to reach the top twenty.
29. The Railway Children – “Every Beat Of The Heart”
After three weeks of climbing, The Railway Children are also down, five places for the, with their first top 40 success.
28. Vanilla Ice – “Play That Funky Music”
Down and out of the top twenty is the Ice man, Vanilla, with the follow up to his massive chart topper, which is fourteen places lower that this time last week.
27. Seal – “Crazy”
And taking his biggest tumble yet is Seal, who leaves the top twenty after ten weeks, down eleven places with his first solo single.
26. Soho – “Hippychick”
Soho‘s reissued “Hippychick” recently made the top ten and has been on the chart for seven weeks now, but also falls eleven places this week.
25. Chris Isaak – “Blue Hotel”
There are now vacancies at Chris Isaak’s hotel as he drops out of the upper half of the chart, down eight places with the follow up to his top ten smash, “Wicked Game”.
24. EMF – “I Believe”
Believing twelve places fewer than last wee are EMF with the follow up to their previous top ten hit as they too leave the top twenty.
23. Joey B Ellis and Tynetta Hare – “Go For It”
UK chart newcomers Joey B Ellis and Tynetta Hare from America do, on the other hand, have a good week. New on last week and up ten places, seven days on.
22. DH J featuring Stefy – “Think About…”
Continuing his climb of the chart for the first time is DJ H and singer Stefy, both of whom rise another three places this week.
21. Thunder – “Love Walked In”
Thunder got their highest ever UK singles chart placing last week with this new entry and continue to improve on that with a climb of one place this week.
20. Jimmy Barnes and INXS – “Good Times”
The like songs title, the good times never last and so Jimmy Barnes and INXS drop back two places but remain in the top twenty for a second week.
19. Living Colour – “Love Rears Its Ugly Head”
Living Colour continue to build on their first UK chart hit success with a move into the top twenty, up eleven this week.
18. Stevie B – “Because I Love You”
Also with his first UK chart hit is American singer Stevie B, who debut last week with this, already high flying US top ten hit, which leaps up seventeen places here,
17. Kim Appleby – “G.L.A.D.”
She’s been a non-mover for two weeks at the very bottom of the top ten but Kim Appleby makes her move in the wrong direction, down seven places.
16. Chris Rea – “Auberge”
Last week’s highest climber came from Chris Rea, free of the ‘road to hell’ and now back in the top twenty for the first time in two years, going up seven places.
15. MC Hammer – “Here Comes The Hammer”
While last week’s highest new entry from The Hammer also moves into the top twenty, up six places, MC’s fourth consecutive high flyer here in the UK in a row.
14. Praise – “Only You”
Praise’s top five hit from the TV commercial boldly leaves that section of the chart this week, down nine places and right out.
13. Kylie Minogue – “What Do I Have To Do?”
Following them is the lady Miriam Stockley does backing vocals for, Kylie Minogue. her latest from the album “Rhythm Of Love“, is down six places.
12. Kenny Thomas – “Outstanding”
It really is quite ‘outstanding’ that Kenny Thomas‘ first top 40 entry is still on the go! Six weeks on, he’s up another position and edging ever closer to that all important top ten.
11. 2 In A Room – “Wiggle It”
2 In A Room leave the UK top ten this week after five weeks there, down five places they go, with their first chart hit here.
10. Xpansions – “Move Your Body”
Xpansions finally got this track into the top 40 last week and it’s doing big business in the clubs which helps it to become this week’s highest climber of eighteen places!
9. 808 State – “In Yer Face”
Going nowhere are 808 State with their first top ten hit in a year, which stays where it landed for a second week running.
8. Free – “All Right Now”
After an absence of twenty one years, Free return to the top ten with this reissue that moves up three places this week.
7. The KLF – “3am Eternal”
Going down four places are former chart toppers The KLF with their second top ten hit in a row and, technically if you include The Timelords, their third.
6. Oleta Adams – “Get Here”
Oleta Adams has been climbing consistently with her first UK solo hit and she moved into the top five last week. But after six weeks of progress, she drops back two places and out.
5. The Clash – “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?”
There’s another old song back in the UK chart this week and also in the top ten as The Clash return with this former 1982 top twenty hit, which enters far higher than the first release did nine years ago!
4. The Source featuring Candi Staton – “You Got The Love”
The Source and singer Candi Staton continue their ascent of the chart with their four year ‘old’ tune that now breaks the top five, up four more places.
3. Nomad featuring MC Mikee Freedom – “Devotion”
A potential challenger for this weeks number one they are not. Nomad positioned themselves under the top spot last week but slip back one place on this weeks chart…
2. Madonna – “Crazy For You”
…moving aside for this weeks highest new entry which is yet another old song making a comeback! This time it’s Madonna‘s 1985 big ballad which features on her massively successful best of, “The Immaculate Collection” and sees a re-release, entering in the same spot as this song peaked here, six years ago! But will she take it one step further…?
1. The Simpsons – “Do The Bartman”
No this week, as Bart Simpson and his folks stay top of the lot for a third week running with their cartoon based recording. But will they make it a full month, or can Madonna finally take this former US chart topper all the way, or perhaps even The Source? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!