Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 3rd March 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 25th February to Saturday 2nd March 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 twelve new entrys, ten climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. LL Cool J – “Around The Way Girl”
There are quite a few chart comebacks this week and it begins with LL Cool J who enters the UK chart for the first time in three years with this remixed version of a single he released last year that just stopped short of the top 40.
39. Dream Warriors – “Ludi”
Also back, but after a much shorter period of just three months are the Dream Warriors with their third single release that gives them three straight UK top 40 entry’s.
38. The Bee Gees – “Secret Love”
And we welcome back The Bee Gees for the first time since their chart topper “You Win Again” back in October 1987. This is the first new song from them since their 1989 album, “One” and the lead single from their forthcoming fifteenth studio album!
37. Jesus Loves You – “Bow Down Mister”
Jesus Loves You may sound new but it’s a chart return for Boy George, his first since “To Be Reborn”, also in 1987 and the second single to come from his ‘debut’ album with this project, “The Martyr Mantras”, which was released last year.
36. Echo and The Bunnymen – “People Are Strange”
The chart returns keep coming with Echo and The Bunnymen with a reissue of their 1987 single that is also the last time they featured in the top 40. It reached No.29 back then so can they better that this time around…?
35. Praise – “Only You”
Praise’s debut single is down a whopping twenty one places this week and right out of the top twenty in its sixth week on the chart.
34. Kim Appleby – “G.L.A.D.”
Also down in her fifth week is Kim Appleby with the follow up to “Don’t Worry”, which drops seventeen places.
33. Banderas – “This Is Your Life” Caroline Buckley and Sally Herbert are no strangers to the charts having supported The Communards musically during their time together but today they come to the chart in their own right with this, their debut single and hoping to be every bit as successful as Jimmy and Richard.
32. Chesney Hawkes – “The One And Only”
There’s another chart debut, this time from 19 year old singer and actor Chesney Hawkes who will be appearing on cinema screens very soon in the film, ‘Buddy’s Song’, which features this song, written by former chart star, Nik Kershaw!
31. Jimmy Barnes and INXS – “Good Times”
Jimmy and INXS leave the top twenty this week, down eleven places as they let the good times come to an end.
30. Thunder – “Love Walked In”
Thunder’s highest charting UK single looks like it won’t quite make the top twenty as it falls nine places this week.
29. DJ H featuring Stefy – “Think About…”
And also for DJ H and Stefy with their first release, which is down seven places.
28. 2 In A Room – “Wiggle it”
2 In A Room sink seventeen places with their debut single, seven weeks since then joined us for the very first time.
27. Kylie Minogue – “What Do I Have To Do?”
And with six weeks on the chart is Kylie Minogue with the latest single from the “Rhythm Of Love” album, which is down fourteen places.
26. REM – “Losing My Religion”
US band REM have been more of a presence over there than here, to date, their only UK top 40 entry has been “Orange Crush” in June 1989, but today, they get their second one with the lead track to come from their forthcoming seventh studio album.
25. Chris Rea – “Auberge”
Chris Rea’s new album of the same name is out in two weeks time but the title track has peaked already as he slips down nine places this week.
24. Jesus Jones – “Who? Where? Why?”
Going the other way, and our first climber this week, are Jesus Jones with their second hit of this year, which is up ten places.
23. N-Joi – “Adrenalin” EP
That applies to N-Joi with their first top 40 hit, which climbs nine places.
22. Mantronix – “Don’t Go Messin’ With My Heart”
Leaping seventeen places are Mantronix with their first showing of this year. They were a past highest climber when they came back to the chart last year with “Got To Have Your Love”.
21. Quartz introducing Dina Carroll – “It’s Too Late”
Just as this lot are today. Chart newcomers Quartz and singer Dina Carroll shoot up nineteen places to become this week’s highest mover with their version of Carole King’s 1971 hit.
20. Joey B Ellis and Tynetta Hare – “Go For It”
US newcomers Joey B Ellis and Tynetta Hare enter the UK top twenty this week with a climb of three more places.
19. MC Hammer – “Here Comes The Hammer”
While MC Hammer drops four places with his latest and in doing so, this becomes his first not to make the UK top ten.
18. Roxette – “Joyride” Per and Maria are back on the chart and with a brand new song which is also the title track of their upcoming third studio album.
17. Massive Attack – “Unfinished Sympathy”
Massive Attack and singer Shara Nelson‘s first top 40 hit made its debut last week and rises fourteen places seven days later.
16. Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – “Happy”
But this week there’s another newcomer to take their place with British band Ned’s Atomic Dustbin finally making the top 40 with this, their fourth single, a year on from the release of their first.
15. The Charlatans – “Over Rising”
The Charlatans are back with a big new entry, this time with a new track since their first album, “Some Friendly”, from last year, which gives them their third top twenty hit in a row.
14. Living Colour – “Love Rears Its Ugly Head”
Living Colour continue to climb the UK chart with their very first single, which is up five this week.
13. Kenny Thomas – “Outstanding”
But the ascending has comes to an end for Kenny Thomas after six weeks, he drops back one place to where he was two weeks ago.
12. 808 State – “In Yer Face”
Dropping out of the top ten are 808 State with their latest offering, which is down three places this week.
11. The KLF – “3am Eternal”
As do former chart toppers The KLF, who sink four places and out with their biggest hit to date.
10. Hale and Pace – “The Stonk”
This week’s highest new entry is this years Comic Relief charity record from comedians Gareth hale and Norman Pace, which is produced by Queen guitarist Brian May!
9. Oleta Adams – “Get Here” Oleta Adams stays top ten for a fourth week with her biggest hit so far, which is down three places this week.
8. Free – “All Right Now”
But Free’s re-release of this 1977 No.2 hit is a non-mover this week, six places lower than the original reached. Can they make it next week…?
7. Xpansions – “Move Your Body”
Overtaking them are last weeks highest climbers, dance act Xpansions, who move up another three places with this reissued track from last year.
6. Stevie B – “Because I Love You”
Stevie B’s UK top 40 debut is up twelve this week to go top ten, while the song is now top five in America, so Stevie will be hoping to do that here next week.
5. Nomad featuring MC Mikee Freedom – “Devotion”
Nomad go down two this week with their reissued track from 1990, staying top five for a fourth week.
4. The Source featuring Candi Staton – “You Got The Love”
More re-released songs next with The Source and singer Candi Staton staying put for a second week in the same position.
3. The Simpsons – “Do The Bartman”
But it’s all change at the top as the number one for the past three weeks from The Simpsons is down two places to make way for someone else.
2. Madonna – “Crazy For You” Madonna brought this 1985 No.2 hit back to the chart last week for a second go but she can’t seem to get it any higher as she remains stuck in second place for a second week.
1. The Clash – “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?”
But The Clash can do better a second time around with a re-released single as they are up four places to claim their very first chart topper since their debut, fourteen years ago and nine years after the original release of this song! But can they make it two, or will Madonna, Stevie B 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!