Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 7th April 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 1st to Saturday 6th April 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, twelve climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Xpansions – “Move Your Body”
Xpansions have really gained big success with this song a second time round. Three whole months on the chart and they are still with us, even if they fall thirteen places this week.
39. Pete Wylie and The Farm – “Sinful”
The Farm are back with their first new entry of this year and the follow up to two top ten hits in a row. This time they hook up with former Wah! singer Pete Wylie with a re-recording of his 1986 top twenty hit.
38. Transvision Vamp – “(I Just Wanna) B With U”
There’s another big chart comeback next as we welcome Transvision Vamp back to the UK top 40, with new material, for the first time since 1989!
37. Jive Bunny – “Over To You John” Jive Bunny and his mastermixers go down this week, nine places, which means this becomes ‘his’ first single not to make the top twenty.
36. OMD – “Sailing On The Seven Seas”
In a week of chart comebacks, we next welcome back Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, who have been away for five years now but return with a new album and a brand new single!
35. Silver Bullet – “Undercover Anarchist”
Silver Bullet returns to the UK top 40 this week with new entry, his second chart appearance since “20 Seconds To Comply” at the end of 1989.
34. Paul Young and Zucchero – “Senza Una Donna”
Paul Young is back with a new entry, this time he’s joined by Italian Blues and Soul singer Zucchero Fornaciari who gets his very first UK singles chart entry!
33. Morrissey – “Sing Your Life”
Morrissey has a new entry this week, the follow up to “Our Frank” back in January and the second single from his current album, “Kill Uncle”.
32. The Clash – “Rock The Casbah”
Having already had a recent number one with an re-issued single, The Clash keep the new entry’s coming this time with another former 1982 hit, which only made No.30 back then. Two places short, can they better it…?
31. Inspiral Carpets – “Caravan”
It’s back the other way for the Inspiral Carpets this week as they drop out of the top thirty, down one place with their latest.
30. The Shamen – “Hyperreal”
Chart newcomers The Shamen move up into the top thirty, however, climbing eight places with their very first top 40 entry.
29. Alison Limerick – “Where Love Lives”
As does singer Alison Limerick, who goes a whole ten places higher than last week, also with her very first chart hit and a re-release of last year’s debut single.
28. REM – “Losing My Religion”
REM are down four places this week with their best ever UK single release so far. Their new album, “Out Of Time”, is out now.
27. Monie Love and Adeva – “Ring My Bell”
Monie Love and Adeva got a joint chart entry last week and both climb nine places with it seven days on. It’s the sixth single to come from Monie’s debut album, “Down To Earth”!
26. Hale and Pace – “The Stonk”
This year’s Comic Relief single from comedians Hale and Pace takes a big tumble of seventeen places to leave both the top ten and the top twenty in one move!
25. Banderas – “This Is Your Life”
Leaving just the top twenty are Sally and Caroline – the Banderas – with their debut single, which is down nine places this week.
24. The Clash – “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?”
The Clash are back with their second single on the chart. This one is their former number one and it’s down eleven places this week.
23. Mike and The Mechanics – “Word Of Mouth”
It’s been a much better week for Mike and The Mechanics this week after a tiny climb last week, they go up twelve places with only their second top 40 showing.
22. The Mock Turtles – “Can You Dig It?”
That also goes for The Mock Turtles with their first top 40 hit, which climbs eleven places as they near the top twenty.
21. Scritti Politti and Shabba Ranks – “She’s A Woman”
Slipping back one place after getting their first top twenty hit for three years are Scritti Politti along with US rapper Shabba Ranks after just one week in the upper tier.
20. C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams – “Here We Go”
C&C Music Factory and singer Freedom Williams move up into the top twenty this week, just one place, but it’s enough to get them their second UK chart hit.
19. Definition Of Sound – “Wear Your Love Like Heaven”
Definition Of Sound’s first top 40 hit looks like it’s peaked as they drop back two places this week.
18. Blackbox – “Strike It Up”
Overtaking them are Blackbox with their sixth chart hit, which climbs eight places to give the group their sixth UK top twenty hit.
17. Pet Shop Boys – “Where The Streets Have No Name”/”Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” Chris and Neil come crashing out of the top ten this week with their double cover version, which falls eleven places.
16. Quartz introducing Dina Carroll – “It’s Too Late”
And having been stuck in the same position for three weeks, Quartz and Dina Carroll also leave the top ten, dropping eight places.
15. Simple Minds – “Let There Be Love”
Lot’s of fresh songs in this weeks top ten as the clearout continues, this time with Simple Minds falling eight places and out.
14. Snap – “Snap Megamix”
While after one week, Snap also drop out and down four places with their megamix of chart hits from the past eighteen months.
13. Feargal Sharkey – “I’ve Got News For You”
Feargal Sharkey’s biggest chart hit for five years remains top twenty this week but he drops back one place – that’s the news I have for him!
12. Gary Clail – “Human Nature”
Continuing his ascent of the chart is Gary Clail with his first top 40 hit, which is up two places this week as he eyes up the top ten…
11. The Bee Gees – “Secret Love”
Six weeks of climbing have come to an end for the Bee Gees with their first chart hit for four years as they reverse out of the big ten and down six places.
10. Dannii Minogue – “Love And Kisses”
One of the many new intake in this weeks top ten is last weeks highest climber from Dannii Minogue, who goes up five places to become the second Minogue sister to achieve a UK top ten entry.
9. The Simpsons – “Deep Deep Trouble”
From last week’s to this week’s highest climber next and we’ve lost their former number one but the family Simpson’s second single shoots up thirteen places to make it two top ten hits in a row.
8. N-Joi – “Anthem”
UK dance act N-Joi’s second ever top 40 hit was new on last week and by climbing eleven places, they win their very first top ten hit!
7. Roxette – “Joyride” Roxette‘s “Joyride” has been up and down and then back up again recently. This week it’s on a downer, three places lower in fact, but anything is possible with this song in seven days time…
6. The Wonder Stuff – “The Size Of A Cow”
British band The Wonder Stuff have been accumulating top 40 hits for three years now but they’ve yet to have a top ten entry. That all changes this week with this big entrance and the lead single from their forthcoming third studio album!
5. Rod Stewart – “Rhythm Of My Heart”
Rod Stewart’s biggest hit for five years has been holding on to third place for three weeks now, but does so no longer as he moves down two spots but remains top five for a fourth week.
4. Madonna – “Rescue Me” Madonna comes swiftly back to the chart after her re-released 1985 ballad “Crazy For You”. This time it’s with another of the new tracks from her “Immaculate Collection” and in doing so, it is this week’s highest new entry.
3. The Waterboys – “The Whole Of The Moon”
Meanwhile last week’s highest new entry from The Waterboys goes up eight places to give the band their very first UK top ten single and by far their highest charted position so far!
2. James – “Sit Down”
Another band with a first top ten hit are James. But their are a non-mover this week with their biggest hit to date, remaining in second place.
1. Chesney Hawkes – “The One And Only”
Which means that Chesney Hawkes remains the one and only number one for a third week running with his debut single from his very first film. Will he make it a whole month on top or can The Waterboys, Madonna or even The Wonder Stuff deny him of that? There’s one and only one way to find out(!)…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!