Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 21st 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 15th to Saturday 20th 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 eight new entrys, nine climbers and six non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Michael Bolton – “Love Is A Wonderful Thing”
Michael Bolton comes back to the UK top 40 for 1991 with brand new music and the lead single from his upcoming new album, “Time, Love and Tenderness”.
39. Queensryche – “Silent Lucidity”
US heavy metal group Queensryche get a new entry this week, their second UK top 40 to date and the follow up to last years “Best I Can”.
38. Quartz introducing Dina Carroll – “It’s Too Late”
Quartz have been around for over two months now with their Carole King cover, sung by chart newcomer Dina Carroll. This week they fall twenty one places and right out of the upper half of the chart.
37. ZZ Top – “My Head’s In Mississippi”
ZZ Top returned to the chart last week with this new song, which does nothing in week two as they are a non-mover.
36. Roachford – “Get Ready”
One group who are doing something with a new entry last week are Roachford, who climb four places with their first top 40 song of the 1990’s.
35. C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams – “Here We Go”
C&C Music Factory with their ‘featured’ singer Freedom Williams are down fourteen places this week, having missed the top ten with their second release.
34. AC/DC – “Are You Ready?”
Aussie rockers AC/DC return with the third single from their latest album, “The Razors Edge”, this week, their third to chart UK top 40 as well.
33. The Shamen – “Hyperreal”
The Shamen‘s first top 40 single has been climbing for three weeks but does so no longer as they drop back four places.
32. Frances Nero – “Footsteps Following Me”
While former chart star Frances Nero has waited more than two decades for her next top 40 appearance. She did so last week and is up seven places, seven days later.
31. Alison Limerick – “Where Love Lives”
Love no longer lives in the top thirty as Alison Limerick‘s reissued debut single from last year goes down four places and out.
30. Bananarama – “Long Train Running”
Sara, Keren and Jacqui‘s cover of The Doobie Brothers 1972 hit came onto the chart last week ahead of their new album, “Pop Life”. This week they climb eight places and into the top thirty.
29. Monie Love and Adeva – “Ring My Bell”
It’s down and out of the top twenty for Monie Love and Adeva this week as they fall nine places with their joint collaboration.
28. Pete Wylie and The Farm – “Sinful”
While Pete Wylie’s new recording of “Sinful” with The Farm remains in the same position as last week, the original made the top twenty…!
27. Feargal Sharkey – “I’ve Got News For You”
After a month in the top twenty, Feargal Sharkey is down thirteen places with his biggest hit in five years.
26. Gloria Estefan – “Seal Our Fate”
As Gloria Estefan goes up eight places and over him with the second single from her new album, “Into The Light”.
25. Blackbox – “Strike It Up”
Coming out of the top twenty this week are Blackbox with their latest, which is down nine places, one of only two of their songs not to make the UK top ten.
24. Quadrophonia – “Quadrophonia”
The self-titled debut single from producers Quadrophonia entered the chart last week and is finding its feet as they go up eight places.
23. The Bee Gees – “Secret Love”
The Bee Gees first top 40 single in four years is also the lead single from their new album, “High Civilization”, which is out now. They are down eleven places and out of the upper tier of the chart this week.
22. EMF – “Children”
EMF get a new entry, their second of 1991 and their third single to chart top 40, the follow up to January’s “I Believe”.
21. Roxette – “Joyride”
Leaving the top ten and the top twenty and dropping eleven places are Per and Marie with the title track of their new album, which remains at No.3 this week.
20. Blur – “There’s No other Way”
There’s a big new entry and a top 40 debut next for British band Blur, who have been together for three years and released their debut single last year. This follow up is taken from their first album, which is due out this Summer.
19. Mike and The Mechanics – “Word Of Mouth”
After four weeks of solid climbing, Mike and The Mechanics second top 40 entry takes a dive of six places this week.
18. The Mock Turtles – “Can You Dig It?”
While The Mock Turtles do nothing at all as they get a non-mover with their very first top 40 single, which features on their debut album, “Turtle Soup”!
17. The Clash – “Rock The Casbah”
One of last week’s joint highest climbers was the second reissued single from The Clash, which actually drops back two places on this weeks chart.
16. De La Soul – “Ring Ring Ring”
Making way for De La Soul who return to the UK singles chart for the first time in just over a year with brand new music and this becomes their fourth top twenty charting song here.
15. Vic Reeves and The Roman Numerals – “Born Free”
Comedian Vic Reeves makes his UK chart debut this week along with the band The Roman Numerals, who bring their version of the Oscar winning song from the 1966 film back to the chart. The original was, of course, recorded by Matt Monro.
14. Electronic – “Get The Message”
One place higher than them are this week’s highest new entry and the return of Electronic, less Neil Tennant this time around, with new music and the follow up to 1989’s debut, “Getting Away With it”.
13. Rod Stewart – “Rhythm Of My Heart”
Rod Stewart’s biggest chart hit single for five years leaves the top ten this week, down seven places, in its seventh week on the chart.
12. N-Joi – “Anthem”
Followed by N-Joi, one of four to exit the top ten this week, their biggest and highest charting single so far is down three places.
11. Dannii Minogue – “Love And Kisses”
And it’s goodbye to Dannii Minogue with her debut single, as she also drops three places and out of the UK top ten having been there for the past three weeks.
10. Gary Clail – “Human Nature”
He’s done it! After five weeks of climbing, Gary Clail moves up yet another one place in three weeks to enter the UK top ten for the very first time!
9. Zucchero and Paul Young – “Senza Una Donna”
Also going up into the top ten are Italy’s Zucchero for the first time and our own Paul Young, for the first time since “Every Time You Go Away” back in 1985! The pair’s ‘duet’ takes another big leap of thirteen places this week.
8. OMD – “Sailing On The Seven Seas”
And it doesn’t stop there as last week’s other joint highest climber from OMD is up eleven to take Andy and Paul back into the top ten for the first time since “Locomotion” back in 1984!
7. The Simpsons – “Deep Deep Trouble”
The Simpsons second top ten hit out of two singles released stalls this week as any hope of a second number one now seems remote.
6. The Wonder Stuff – “Size Of A Cow”
Dropping out of the top five after just one week is The Wonder Stuff’s first top ten hit, moving back one place and back to where they came in two weeks ago.
5. Madonna – “Rescue Me”
Madonna‘s run of top two hits of the past twelve months has come to an end as the latest new track from “The Immaculate Collection” is down two places this week.
4. The Waterboys – “The Whole Of The Moon”
The Waterboys went down one place last week with their re-released single from 1985, but sales remain consistent as they are a non-mover for a second week.
3. James – “Sit Down”
One band that are moving after three weeks in second place are James. They can ‘sit down’ no longer as they slip back one place.
2. Cher – “The Shoop Shoop Song”
Last week’s highest new entry was from Cher with the lead single from her new movie, ‘Mermaids’. With a giant leap of twenty one places, she becomes this week’s highest climber and at the same time, her highest ever UK singles chart position attained so far!
1. Chesney Hawkes – “The One And Only”
But still outselling them all is Chesney Hawkes with his debut single, which now achieves a fifth week on top, the first artist since Elton John’s “Sacrifice” last Summer to spent five weeks on top! But…could he be the one and only to make it six weeks on top this decade, or will Cher or someone else deny his of that record? There is only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!