Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 14th 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 8th to Saturday 13th 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 seven new entrys, seventeen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Roachford – “Get Ready”
We start this week with a chart comeback from Roachford with the lead single from their new album. This is their first top 40 entry since “Family Man”, two years ago.
39. Frances Nero – “Footsteps Following Me”
It’s been a lot longer for US singer Frances Nero, 23 years in fact since she last graced the UK chart but she comes back this week with a brand new song which is co-written by UK producer Ian Levine.
38. Bananarama – “Long Train Running”
Also back are Bananarama with their second top 40 hit of this year. This time it’s a cover of The Doobie Brothers 1973 classic and it will feature on their upcoming fifth studio album.
37. ZZ Top – “My Head’s In Mississippi”
Also making a comeback to the UK singles chart for the first time in three years are veteran rockers ZZ Top with a track from their current album, “Recycler”, which came out last October.
36. Scritti Politti and Shabba Ranks – “She’s A Woman”
Taking a break from the new entry’s for a bit and Scritti Politti and Shabba Ranks fall fifteen places this week with their collaboration.
35. REM – “Losing My Religion”
REM are down seven in their seventh week on the UK chart with their biggest and highest charting single to date.
34. Gloria Estefan – “Seal Our Fate”
Back to the new entry’s and Gloria Estefan returns with the second single from her new album, “Into The Light” and the follow up to January’s “Coming Out Of The Dark”.
33. Silver Bullet – “Undercover Anarchist”
Silver Bullet made his chart return after two years last week and climbs two places higher with it on this weeks chart.
32. Quadrophonia – “Quadrophonia”
The latest self-titled single to hit the UK chart comes from Belgian/Dutch producers Olivier Abbeloos and Lucien Foort, with their debut single.
31. Pet Shop Boys – “Where The Streets Have No Name”/”Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”
The Pet Shop Boys‘ double titled cover version is down fourteen this week and out of the top twenty and after five weeks, it looks like this could be their last in the top 40.
30. Transvision Vamp – “(I Just Wanna) B With U”
Transvision Vamp made their triumphant return to the UK top 40 last week with their first single since “Born To Be Sold” in October 1989. This week they go up eight places with it.
29. The Shamen – “Hyperreal”
Also going up, but only one place higher than last week, are The Shamen with their very first top 40 entry, after four years of writing and releasing tracks together.
28. Pete Wylie and The Farm – “Sinful”
The new recording of Pete Wylie’s “Sinful” came back to the chart last week, this time with top ten stars The Farm. It climbs eleven places in week two.
27. Alison Limerick – “Where Love Lives”
Dance diva Alison Limerick is up again this week, two places for her, with her re-released debut single from last year.
26. Simple Minds – “Let There Be Love”
The new Simple Minds album, “Real Life”, enters the chart at No.2 this week while the lead single from it is down eleven places.
25. Snap – “Snap Megamix”
The “Snap Megamix” is also down and out of the top twenty by the same number of places with four weeks on the chart to date.
24. Definition of Sound – “Wear Your Love Like Heaven”
Definition of Sound’s debut single and recent top twenty success is another leaver, although they drop jsut five places this week.
23. Cher – “The Shoop Shoop Song”
Cher is back in the UK chart for 1991 and it’s with a song the comes from a new film she has coming out called ‘Mermaids’ and it is also this week’s highest new entry!
22. Paul Young and Zucchero – “Senza Una Donna”
Italian singer Zucchero made his UK chart debut last week with our own Paul Young and they leap up twelve places on this weeks chart.
21. C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams – “Here We Go”
Well, they were going good, but C&C Music Factory drop back one place this week with the follow up to their top three hit “Gonna Make You Sweat”.
20. Monie Love and Adeva – “Ring My Bell”
Monie Love and Adeva are still rising higher with their new song, which is up seven this week and it puts Monie back in the top twenty for the first time this year and for Adeva since “Warning” back in September 1989.
19. OMD – “Sailing On The Seven Seas”
There are two joint highest climbers of seventeen places on this weeks chart and one of them belongs to OMD, who made thier first entrance on the UK chart this new decade last week and now win their very first top twenty hit since 1986.
18. The Mock Turtles – “Can You Dig It?”
It appears we can dig it as for a fourth week, The Mock Turtles continue their climb of the chart, this week up four and into the upper half of the chart!
17. Quartz introducing Dina Carroll – “It’s Too Late”
Having left the top ten last week, UK duo Quartz only descend one place this week together with their guest singer Dina Carroll with their cover of Carole King’s twenty year old original.
16. Blackbox – “Strike It Up”
Blackbox are moving the other way, up two this week, with their latest UK chart hit although it seems a long time now since they hit ‘numero uno’ back in 1989!
15. The Clash – “Rock The Casbah”
We’ve lost their former number one this week so it’s just one song in the top 40 for The Clash, but with an advance of seventeen places, they are this week’s other joint highest climber!
14. Feargal Sharkey – “I’ve Got News For You”
Feargal Sharkey slipped back one place last week with his biggest chart hit for five years and he does so again this week, now two places lower than this song peaked two weeks ago.
13. Mike and The Mechanics – “Word Of Mouth”
After a slow start, Mike and his Mechanics took a much better leap last week and they do so again this week, up ten places and into the top twenty for a second time since they formed in 1985.
12. The Bee Gees – “Secret Love”
The Bee Gees biggest chart hit since 1987 left the top ten last week and take a more gracious decent of one place, seven days later.
11. Gary Clail – “Human Nature”
Chart newcomer Gary Clail‘s debut single does keep edging ever higher as he moves up one more place this week. Can he make the top ten or will the number 11 curse strike yet again…?!
10. Roxette – “Joyride”
Per and Marie are down three places this week, no more yoyoing about as the lead single and title track from their brand new album gains a sixth week in the top ten.
9. N-Joi – “Anthem”
N-Joi’s first top ten hit rocketed last week but drops back one place this week as they move up to second place on the dance chart.
8. Dannii Minogue – “Love And Kisses”
Kylie’s sister Dannii is still climbing, however, she’s up two this week with her debut single, which was released ‘down under’ last year and reached No.4.
7. The Simpsons – “Deep Deep Trouble”
Last week’s highest climber from the family Simpson gave them a second top ten hit in just four months. This week they also climb a further two places.
6. Rod Stewart – “Rhythm Of My Heart”
Rod Stewart’s biggest chart hit for many years has been in the top ten for over a month now and it drops out of the top five, down one place this week.
5. The Wonder Stuff – “Size Of A Cow”
The Wonder Stuff’s first top ten hit made a big entrance last week as they swap places with Rod and move up one and into the top five.
4. The Waterboys – “The Whole Of The Moon”
One up, one down and so on, that pattern continues with The Waterboys biggest UK chart hit so far as they go down one place with the re-issue of their 1985 single.
3. Madonna – “Rescue Me”
While Madonna goes up one place(!) with last week’s highest new entry and the second new track from her monstrously successful greatest hits album, “The Immaculate Collection“.
2. James – “Sit Down”
James refuse to give up second place or for that matter, move up to the top as they remain a non-mover for the third week running!
1. Chesney Hawkes – “The One And Only”
And so does Chesney Hawkes, who remains the UK’s biggest seller for a whole month now in his fourth week on top! Can he join those artists who have been on top for five weeks or more or will Madonna, The Wonder Stuff or someone else stop him? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!