Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 31st 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 to Saturday 30th 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 seven new entrys, fourteen climbers and five non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Jesus Jones – “Who? Where? Why?”
Jesus Jones make it six weeks on the chart with their latest single, which is down fourteen places.
39. Alison Limerick – “Where Love Loves”
UK singer Alison Limerick comes to the top 40 for the first time this week with her debut single which was released last year but failed to make it then. Welcome Alison!
38. The Shamen – “Hyperreal”
Also making their chart debut are British group The Shamen, who have been together for five years now but get their first new entry in the all important top 40 today.
37. Happy Mondays – “Loose Fit”
The Happy Mondays are down sixteen this week with their latest top 40 offering, which is the third single to come from last years album, “Pills’n’Thrills And Bellyaches”.
36. Monie Love and Adeva – “Ring My Bell”
There’s a chart comeback now for these two ladies, who have combined forces for this chart entry. It’s Monie Love’s first since “It’s A Shame” last year and Adeva makes her first appearance of this new decade!
35. Mike and The Mechanics – “Word Of Mouth”
The last time Mike and The Mechanics were in the chart, they got the highest climber in their second week. Not so this time around, as they take a rather more gentle ascent of four places.
34. Madonna – “Crazy For You” Madonna‘s reissued 1985 hit is down eleven places this week while her now quad-Platinum certified album, “The Immaculate Collection“, remains top ten for a twentieth week!
33. The Mock Turtles – “Can You Dig It?”
The Mock Turtles continue to take small steps up the chart, moving up two this week. Can YOU dig it?!
32. Living Colour – “Love Rears Its Ugly Head”
Living Colour have been around for over two months now with their biggest UK chart hit so far. They drop fifteen places this week.
31. Massive Attack – “Unfinished Sympathy”
Following them are Massive Attack and singer Shara Nelson, who also leave the top twenty, but fall just eleven places.
30. Inspiral Carpets – “Caravan”
The Inspiral Carpets got a new entry last week and they go up six places and into the top thirty, seven days on.
29. The Rolling Stones – “Highwire”
While another of last weeks new entry’s from The Rolling Stones does absolutely nothing and is a non-mover on this weeks chart.
28. Jive Bunny – “Over To You John” Jive Bunny is still moving in ‘his’ third week on the top 40, up four more places, which gives ‘him’ an eighth consecutive top thirty hit.
27. Xpansions – “Move Your Body”
Xpansions big dance chart hit, which finally made the top 40 singles chart leaves the upper half of the chart this week, down twelve places.
26. Blackbox – “Strike It Up”
There’s a new entry for Blackbox, their first of this year and the follow up to their “Total Mix” and their successful cover of “Fantasy”, both from November/December.
25. The Simpsons – “Do The Bartman”
The Simpson family’s former number one is down seven this week and out of the top twenty for the very first time.
24. REM – “Losing My Religion”
And after spending three weeks in the same spot, REM are finally on the move, although that’s five places lower than they have been.
23. The Source featuring Candi Staton – “You Got The Love”
The Source and Candi Staton’s reworked, reissued single also leaves the top twenty, now in its tenth week on the chart, but down nine places.
22. The Simpsons – “Deep Deep Trouble”
They’re back! With a former chart topper on the descent, The Simpsons are back with a quick follow up with this new entry. Can they secure two number one’s in a row though…?
21. C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams – “Here We Go”
Making all the right moves for a second time on the UK chart are Cliviles and Cole with singer Freedom Williams, which shoot up twelve places this week, poised for another bit chart hit here.
20. Scritti Politti and Shabba Ranks – “She’s A Woman”
Scritti Politti are back in the top twenty for the first time in three years, along with newcomer Shabba Ranks, they climb four places this week.
19. N-Joi – “Anthem”
N-Joi are back in the chart for the second time this year and much higher than their “Adrenalin” EP reached back in January, with this new entry.
18. Stevie B – “Because I Love You”
Stevie B’s former US chart topper drops seven places here this week, his sixth week inside th top twenty.
17. Definition Of Sound – “Wear Your Love Like Heaven”
Another act making the top twenty for the first time are Definition Of Sound, who go up five places with their debut single, four weeks in.
16. Banderas – “This Is Your Life”
The Banderas are a non-mover this week with their debut single, which remains top twenty but in the same spot as last week.
15. Dannii Minogue – “Love And Kisses”
Last week Dannii Minogue followed her sister into the UK chart with an entry at the same position. This week she continues to follow Kylie’s example as the highest climber, up sixteen places!
14. Gary Clail – “Human Nature”
It’s also been a good week for Gary Clail’s very first top 40 entry, which moves up eleven places and into the upper tier of the chart.
13. The Clash – “Should I Stay Or Should I Go”
One of three former number one’s on the chart this week comes from The Clash, their 1982 original is down four and out of the top ten.
12. Feargal Sharkey – “I’ve Got News For You”
Feargal Sharkey’s highest climber of last week continues to move in an upwardly direction, two places higher than last week and still his best performance since 1986!
11. The Waterboys – “The Whole Of The Moon”
The Waterboys originally released this track back in 1985 when it peaked at No.26, it’s back, however, with a new best of compilation that’s out soon, much higher than before and also this week’s highest new entry!
10. Snap – “Snap Megamix”
Snap are back in the top ten for a fifth time, this time with their megamix of all their previous single, which is up three places.
9. Hale and Pace – “The Stonk”
This year’s Comic Relief record and another former number one is down seven places this week for comedians Hale and Pace with some help from Queen’s Brian May.
8. Quartz introducing Dina Carroll – “It’s Too Late”
Holding on for a third week in the same position are dance duo Quartz with their equally top 40 debutant singer Dina Carroll in tow with their cover of Carole King’s 1971 hit.
7. Simple Minds – “Let There Be Love”
No number one this time for Simple Minds, their new single slips back one place this week, with their brand new album, “Real Life”, out next week.
6. Pet Shop Boys – “Where The Streets Have No Name”/”Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”
And it’s also bad news for Chris and Neil, who drop two places with their double cover version out of the top five after just one week.
5. The Bee Gees – “Secret Love”
Making way for The Bee Gees, who continue to climb the chart. This week, they are up five places and back into the top five for the first time in four years.
4. Roxette – “Joyride”
Boomeranging the chart are Roxette, who went down one last week but go back up one this week! Now that’s a joyride!
3. Rod Stewart – “Rhythm Of My Heart”
Like Quartz earlier, Rod Stewart remains a non-mover for a third consecutive week, in third place, with his latest and most successful single since “Every Beat Of My Heart” in 1986.
2. James – “Sit Down”
Last week’s highest new entry from James put them in the top ten for the very first time. This week they build on that success with a climb of five places and within sight of the highest spot of all!
1. Chesney Hawkes – “The One And Only”
For this week, it’s Chesney Hawkes who remains the biggest seller of all with his debut single from his debut movie, ‘Buddy’s Song’. Can he remain the one and only number one for a third, or will James, Roxette or The Bee Gees stop him though? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!