Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 28th 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 22nd to Saturday 27th 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, fourteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. Lonnie Gordon – “Gonna Catch You”
We start with a new entry and a welcome back to Lonnie Gordon for the first time this year with her second top 40 single, the follow up to last year’s top five hit, “Happenin’ All Over Again”.
39. Alison Limerick – “Where Love Lives” Alison Limerick remains top 40 this week with her chart debut, which falls eight places in its fifth week.
38. AC/DC – “Are You Ready?”
Dropping after last weeks new entry are Aussie rockers AC/DC with their latest single, which actually goes down four places in week two!
37. The Bee Gees – “Secret Love”
The brothers Gibb’s most successful song for four years has now notched up nine weeks in the top 40, but falls fourteen places.
36. The Farm – “Don’t Let Me Down”
Pete Wylie and The Farm’s version of “Sinful” is out of this weeks chart but the latter return on their own with this new entry, hoping for a third top ten hit in their own right.
35. Roxette – “Joyride”
It looks as if the ‘joyride’ is over for now for Per and Marie as the title track of their new album is down fourteen places, with nine weeks on the chart.
34. Queensryche – “Silent Lucidity”
One of last weeks new entry’s that does do something is from Queensryche, who climb five places with their brand new single.
33. Beverely Craven – “Promise Me”
We have a chart debut next from British singer Beverely Craven, who actually released this song last year but without any success. But like Alison Limerick has found, the second time it always works out for the best!
32. Blackbox – “Strike It Up”
Blackbox’s latest is down seven places, with five weeks on the UK top 40 for this one. Remember, “Ride On Time” stayed at number one for six weeks in 1989!
31. Michael Bolton – “Love Is A Wonderful Thing” Michael Bolton‘s chart return for 1991 came in last week and it’s all a wonderful thing when you go up nine places in week two!
30. Bananarama – “Long Train Running”
It appears that Bananarama‘s long train has stopped for some reason as their cover of The Doobie Brothers 1972 hit stops in the station where it arrived last week.
29. Roachford – “Get Ready”
Overtaking them are Roachford with their first top 40 hit for two years as they climb into the top thirty, up seven places.
28. Mike and The Mechanics – “Word Of Mouth”
Mike and The Mechanics last had a big hit in early 1989, the same time as Roachford got their top five smash. Their latest falls nine places and out of the top twenty this week.
27. Nomad – “Just A Groove”
Nomad are back with a new entry, this time on their own, following up their number two hit, “Devotion”, back in January.
26. The Clash – “Rock The Casbah”
The Clash go down nine places as they leave the upper half of the chart this week with their second re-released single of this year.
25. Cathy Dennis – “Touch Me (All Night Long)”
We welcome back yet another former chart act of 1989 this week with Cathy Dennis, who provided vocals on D-Mob’s top twenty hit “C’mon Get My Love”. This time she’s back on her own with her first solo top 40 entry and it’s a cover of track previously recorded by little known American singer Fonda Rae back in 1985.
24. Gloria Estefan – “Seal Our Fate” Gloria Estefan is on the up again this week, two places more than last week and that takes this second single from her current album one place higher than the first achieved a few months ago.
23. Frances Nero – “Footsteps Following Me”
Frances Nero has another good week as her chart comeback after 23 years away moves up nine places. She will be hoping to go top twenty next week I am sure.
22. The Mock Turtles – “Can You Dig It?”
Leaving that part of the chart are The Mock Turtles with their popular anthem, which falls four places, having been there for three weeks.
21. Seal – “Future Love” EP
In a week of comebacks, Seal is next. We last saw him at the beginning of the year with his three month long hit “Crazy”. This time he offers an EP of 4 tracks, lead by the single, “Future Love Paradise”.
20. Rod Stewart – “Rhythm Of My Heart”
Two months on and Rod Stewart hasn’t strayed out of the top twenty since he entered the chart eight weeks ago in this very spot. He comes back home, seven places lower this week.
19. EMF – “Children”
Moving into the top twenty for a third time out of three singles are EMF as they climb three places with their latest.
18. Dannii Minogue – “Love And Kisses”
The younger Minogue sister, Dannii is down seven this week with her debut single. He debut album is already out in Australia but comes out here in two months time.
17. N-Joi – “Anthem”
We are still in love with N-Joi’s anthem as they stay in the upper tier of the chart, down five places on last week.
16. The Wonder Stuff – “Size Of A Cow”
The Wonder Stuff go down ten places this week with their first top ten hit ever, which leaves that part of the chart.
15. Gary Clail – “Human Nature”
And sadly that’s where Gary Clail leaves with his first top 40 hit, after five weeks of steady, solid progress, he falls five places.
14. Quadrophonia – “Quadrophonia”
It’s been another good week for Quadrophonia with their self-titled debut single, which enters the top twenty, up ten places and becomes this week’s highest climber!
13. Madonna – “Rescue Me” Madonna needs rescuing now as her ship sinks eight places and out of the ten biggest sellers, while her “Immaculate Collection” registers five months in the top ten album chart this week!
12. The Simpsons – “Deep Deep Trouble”
The former top ten hits keep coming as The Simpsons leave this week, down five places, having been non-movers for the past two weeks.
11. Blur – “There’s No Other Way”
While chart newcomers Blur go the other way with their very first top 40 single, which climbs nine places to land just outside the top ten. Will they do it next week…?
10. De La Soul – “Ring Ring Ring”
De la Soul are back in the UK top ten this week for the first time since “The Magic Number” at the end of 1989. Their new single is up six places in week two.
9. Electronic – “Get The Message”
Last week’s highest new entry from the slimmed down Electronic takes to the top ten for the very first time for Messrs. Marr and Sumner as they go up five places.
8. The Waterboys – “The Whole Of The Moon”
Staying top ten for a month are The Waterboys with their re-released former top thirty hit, which is down four places.
7. Zucchero and Paul Young – “Senza Una Donna”
Still on the up are Zucchero and Paul Young with their ‘duet’, which is two places higher than last week and Paul’s highest since “Every Time You Go Away”, six years ago.
6. Vic Reeves and The Roman Numerals – “Born Free”
Comedian Vic Reeves moved into the charts last week when he brought his version of John Barry and Don Black’s Oscar winning film theme to the top 40. He climbs nine places this week taking the song much higher than Matt Monro’s original achieved back in 1966.
5. OMD – “Sailing On The Seven Seas”
OMD’s brand new song and their first top 40 hit for six years continues its ascent of the chart as it moves up three more places this week.
4. James – “Sit Down”
They may not be sitting down any longer but James take another drop of one place this week with their first top ten hit and their biggest hit by far to date.
3. The KLF – “Last Train To Transcentral” The KLF are back in the chart. The follow up to January’s two week chart topper “3am Eternal”, puts them back in the top ten with this week’s highest new entry.
2. Chesney Hawkes – “The One And Only”
Five weeks on top has been enough for 19 year old Chesney Hawkes as his debut single slips one place to make way for someone else…
1. Cher – “The Shoop Shoop Song”
…someone far older and more experienced as Cher swap with Chesney to go up one place and take the trophy as this week’s brand new number one and not only that, register her very first UK chart topper ever! Congratulations. But can she keep it, or will The KLF drive their train into platform one for the second time this year? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!