Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 24th 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 18th to Saturday 23rd 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 nine new entrys, ten climbers and five non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Little Angels – “Product Of The Working Class”
Little Angels are back with the follow up to “Boneyard”, which gives them their fourth top 40 entry in a row.
39. Mike And The Mechanics – “Word Of Mouth”
We welcome Mike and The Mechanics back to the UK top 40 for the first time in more than two years with this new entry, their first since “The Living Years” at the beginning of 1989.
38. Soft Cell – “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye ’91”
Going nowhere after their new entry last week are Soft Cell with the 1991 reboot of their 1982 top five hit.
37. Megadeth – “Hanger 18”
And dropping eleven places with their latest offering are Megadeth with the second single from last year’s “Rust In Peace” album.
36. Inspiral Carpets – “Caravan”
There’s a new entry for the Inspiral Carpets next, who get their fourth top 40 entry in twelve months and their first of this year.
35. The Mock Turtles – “Can You Dig It?”
Making their top 40 debut last week were The Mock Turtles with their seventh single release, which climbs four places this week.
34. Jane’s Addiction – “Been Caught Stealing”
While another of last week’s new entry’s, from Jane’s Addiction, also is a non-mover, seven days on from their UK chart debut.
33. C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams – “Here We Go”
C&C Music Factory and singer Freedom Williams are back with the follow up to their huge top three hit, “Gonna Make You Sweat”, which becomes their second UK top 40 entry.
32. Jive Bunny – “Over To You John”
One of last week’s new admissions that is going up is Jive Bunny and his mastermixers, who climb four places with their latest collection of oldies.
31. Dannii Minogue – “Love And Kisses”
You’ve heard from big sis Kylie since the beginning of 1988, now here comes her younger sister Dannii! It’s Minogue mk.II as the 19 year old wins her first chart hit here with her debut single, at the same age as Kylie did AND enters at the same chart position as “I Should Be So Lucky” did, three years ago!
30. Queen – “I’m Going Slightly Mad”
Queen’s latest single from the “Innuendo” album is down eight places this week, and it’s their first to miss the top twenty for two years.
29. The Rolling Stones – “Highwire”
From one old band to another and there’s a new entry for The Rolling Stones next with a brand new track that will feature on their upcoming new album, due out next month.
28. Jesus Loves You – “Bow Down Mister” Boy George/Jesus Loves You drops one place this week, as his mantra seems to have come to an end…for now.
27. Nomad featuring MC Mikee Freedom – “Devotion”
Nomad are down nine this week and leave the top twenty for the very first time with this re-released single.
26. Jesus Jones – “Who? Where? Why?”
Also coming down are Jesus Jones, who so missed the top twenty with this release, which drops five places.
25. Gary Clail – “Human Nature” Gary Clail hails from the UK and is the founder of the ‘Gary Clail Sound System’. He’s been recording and releasing singles since 1985, but today, for the very first time ever, he reaches the top 40 with this track that features vocalist Lana Pellay.
24. Scritti Politti and Shabba Ranks – “She’s A Woman”
Scritti Politti got their first top 40 entry in three years last week with US rapper Shabba Ranks in tow with this number, which is up eight places on this weeks chart.
22. Definition Of Sound – “Wear Your Love Like Heaven”
It’s been another good week for Definition Of Sound who go up seven more places with their debut chart hit, hoping for a top twenty place next week.
21. Happy Mondays – “Loose Fit”
Coming out of the top twenty this week are the Happy Mondays, after just seven whole days, they drop four and out.
20. Massive Attack – “Unfinished Sympathy”
Massive Attack and Shara Nelson remain top twenty for a fourth week with their joint debut recording, which is down four this week.
19. REM – “Losing My Religion”
And amazingly staying exactly in the same spot for a THIRD consecutive week are American group REM, with their biggest UK chart hit so far!
18. The Simpsons – “Do The Bartman”
The Simpsons former number one is down seven this week as the family fear up to release a whole album of songs, some new, some already used in the TV series.
17. Living Colour – “Love Rears Its Ugly Head”
Living Colour take a short step back of two places this week with their first UK chart hit, that’s been in the upper half of the chart for a whole month now.
16. Banderas – “This Is Your Life”
Sally and Caroline – The Banderas – are still moving on up with their debut single, which climbs another four places this week.
15. Xpansions – “Move Your Body”
But its out of the top ten for Xpansions with their debut release as they drop back five places.
14. Feargal Sharkey – “I’ve Got News For You”
I have news for Feargal Sharkey this week, he’s the highest climber, up nine places and in doing so, returns to the top twenty for the first time in six years!
13. Snap – “Snap Megamix”
Blackbox and Technotronic have done it, bow it’s Snap’s turn to blend all of their chart hits from the past twelve months into one megamix and get a new entry on the chart with it!
12. The Source featuring Candi Staton – “You Got The Love”
The Source and Candi Staton leave the top ten this week as they sink three places, having been there for six whole weeks.
11. Stevie B – “Because I Love You”
And out goes Stevie B too with his first UK chart hit, down five places and out with this song that has been number one in America recently.
10. The Bee Gees – “Secret Love”
The Bee Gees are back in the top ten for the first time in three years as they move up two places this week with this brand new recording.
9. The Clash – “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?”
Dropping seven places is the former number one from The Clash, which stays top ten for a fifth week.
8. Quartz introducing Dina Carroll – “It’s Too Late”
Staying just where they ascended to last week are Quartz and singer Dina Carroll with their Carole King cover, which remains unchanged for a second week.
7. James – “Sit Down” James bag this week’s highest new entry and not only that, their very first top ten hit ever, with this new track that will feature on an expanded reissue of last year’s album, “Gold Mother”.
6. Simple Minds – “Let There Be Love”
Making a return to the top ten for the first time in two years are Simple Minds with their brand new song, which is up seven places, with a new album coming next month.
5. Roxette – “Joyride”
The ‘joyride’ is over for Per and Marie, their new single slips back one place this week, but remains top five.
4. Pet Shop Boys – “Where The Streets Have No Name”/”Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”
Taking their place and returning to the top five are Chris and Neil with this double cover version, which was last week’s highest new entry, and is up three places this week.
3. Rod Stewart – “Rhythm Of My Heart”
Meanwhile, last week’s highest climber from Rod Stewart, stays top three, and stays in the same place it shot up to for a second week.
2. Hale and Pace – “The Stonk”
The Comic Relief single for this year has lasted all of seven days on top as Hale and Pace along with Brian May, leave the top spot and fall one place.
1. Chesney Hawkes – “The One And Only”
19 year old Chesney Hawkes can now really say he IS the only and only as his debut single climbs four places and takes the crown as this weeks biggest selling single! Congratulations Chesney! But can he keep it, or will the Pet Shop Boys, Simple Minds are someone else force him off? There’s one and only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!