Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 2nd June 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 27th May to Saturday 1st June 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, twelve climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Living Colour – “Solace Of You”
We welcome back Living Colour this week with a new entry and the follow up to their first top 40 hit, “Love Rears Its Ugly Head”, three months ago.
39. New Model Army – “Space”
And there’s a new entry for New Model Army with a brand new song, their first of this year and it gives the Bradford band their sixth top 40 showing!
38. Gloria Estefan – “Remember Me With Love”
We just lost Gloria Estefan‘s last single, “Seal Our Fate”, two weeks ago, but she’s back already with a third helping of her current album, “Into The Light” and her third charting hit of this year!
37. Deacon Blue – “Your Swaying Arms”
Deacon Blue joined us three weeks ago and went nowhere in week two. This time they do, but it’s downwardly, fourteen places, with their ‘comeback’ single.
36. T99 – “Anasthasia”
T99 gain a fifth week on the chart with their first top 40 hit, which falls twelve places from the Belgium duo of Patrick de Mayer and Olivier Abbeloos.
35. Harry Connick Jnr. – “It Had To Be You”
American singer and actor Harry Connick Jnr. came to the UK chart for the very first time last week with this version of a song that is already nearly 70 years old. There’s no move for him in week two as he remains right where he came in.
34. The Divinyls – “I Touch Myself”
Australian band The Divinyls have been together for ten years and can boast of a string of chart hits ‘down under’. The lead single from their sixth album, released last year, has topped the chart in their home country and now its breaks them on the UK singles chart for the very first time.
33. Blur – “There’s No Other Way”
Blur fall seven places this week with their first UK top 40 song, which is also their second commercial release, following last year’s debut, “She’s So High”.
32. Siouxsie and The Banshees – “Kiss Them For Me”
Siouxsie and The Banshees brand new single will feature on their new album, “Superstition”, which comes out in two weeks time. It’s a non-mover on this weeks chart, having made a modest climb last week.
31. Simple Minds – “See The Lights”
The second single from Simple Minds’ brand new album went top twenty last week but comes crashing back down by eleven places, just three weeks in.
30. Kirsty MacColl – “Walking Down Madison”
Kirsty MacColl came back to the chart with new music last week and take a good ‘walk’ with a climb of nine places, into the top thirty!
29. Jason Donovan – “RSVP” Jason Donovan is due to set foot on the London stage as Joseph in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, very soon. His brand new single is down seven places this week, after a month on the chart.
28. Zucchero and Paul Young – “Senza Una Donna”
Italian singer Zucchero has enjoyed enormous success with his very first UK chart hit single, along with Britain’s Paul Young. They leave the top twenty this week and go down thirteen places.
27. The Pixies – “Planet Of Sound”
US band The Pixies return to the UK chart for a second time with a brand new recording set to feature on a new album they have coming out. We last saw them last year with “Veloria”.
26. Roxette – “Fading Like A Flower” Roxette‘s latest track from the album “Joyride” is down seven places this week as the album itself goes Gold with 100,000 copies now sold!
25. Salt-N-Pepa – “Do You Want Me?”
After two years away, Salt-N-Pepa returned to the UK chart last week with brand new music and move in the right direction with a climb of twelve places.
24. Queen – “Headlong”
The third single from Queen’s album, “Innuendo”, had a good second week but drops back ten places this and out of the upper half of the chart.
23. Pop Will Eat Itself – “92 Degrees”
The fourth consecutive chart hit from Pop Will Eat Itself’s album, “Cure For Sanity”, was registered this time last week. The follow up to “X, Y and Zee” climbs two places in week two.
22. Kenny Thomas – “Thinking About Your Love”
It’s a great week for Kenny Thomas with the follow up to his version of “Outstanding”. This brand new, original recording shoots up fourteen places as Kenny puts the finishing touches to his debut album, due out a bit later this year.
21. T’Pau – “Whenever You Need Me” T’Pau are set to release their third album, “The Promise”, later this month. The lead single and their comeback chart hit is their highest charting for three years, but sadly falls back five places this week and out of the top twenty.
20. Kraftwerk – “The Robots”
Kraftwerk came back to the UK top 40 for the first time in eight years last week and they take their brand new tune up seven places and into the upper tier of the chart this week.
19. OMD – “Sailing On The Seven Seas”
Another early 80’s band back on the chart for the 90’s are OMD, who have just scored their biggest chart hit in a decade! eleven weeks on and they’re still top twenty, but drop six places.
18. New Kids On The Block – “Call It What You Want”
After missing out on the top ten with their latest single, New Kids On The Block take a more leisurely decline this week of just a single spot lower.
17. Pet Shop Boys – “Jealousy”
Following on from their double cover version release a few months ago, Chris and Neil are back with an original number and the fourth single from last year’s album, “Behaviour”, which scores them a fourth chart entry and a fourth top twenty hit from it.
16. MC Hammer – “Yo Sweetness”
MC Hammer’s fifth UK top twenty hit has been registered this week as he moves up five places with another track from last year’s album, “Please Don’t Hurt Em Hammer”.
15. Sonia – “Only Fools (Never Fall In Love)”
Liverpool’s current biggest pop star is Sonia Evans, who made her debut back in June 1989 and has scored a string of chart hits ever since. Her latest goes up seven places to give her six out of six to make the top twenty.
14. Technotronic – “Move Your Body”
Not such good news for Technotronic, who were last week’s highest climber, aiming for another top ten hit with this new recording, but actually drop back two places on this week’s chart!
13. Cathy Dennis – “Touch Me (All Night Long)” Cathy Dennis‘s debut album, “Move To This“, is out now and it includes her previous hit with D-Mob, “C’mon Get My Love”, and this first solo hit single, which leaves the top ten this week, down five places.
12. Madonna – “Holiday” Madonna‘s very first UK chart hit has amazingly been released no less than THREE times here. It reached No.2 on it’s second go back in 1985 and makes a return to the chart this week for round three as the highest new entry too!
11. Dannii Minogue – “Success” Dannii Minogue‘s second single stubbornly refuses to move, yet again, for a third consecutive week outside the top ten. I guess you could call that ‘success’?(!)
10. The Doors – “Light My Fire”
24 years after they scored their first UK top ten hit with this song, The Doors are back again for a second go and with a climb of nineteen places, they’re also this weeks highest!
9. The KLF – “Last Train To Transcentral” The KLF‘s last train takes a long while on the return journey. They are still top ten and fall just two places this week.
8. REM – “Shiny Happy People”
REM’s biggest UK chart hit is still moving ever higher. Just one place further this week for the band and guest vocalist Kate Pierson of the B52’s.
7. Soft Cell – “Tainted Love ’91”
Last week Soft Cell fell out of the top five by one place with the 1991 reboot of their 1981 chart topper. This week they drop another single place with it.
6. Kylie Minogue – “Shocked”
Meanwhile, last week’s highest new entry from Kylie Minogue climbs four places, taking the same spot as her previous chart hit, “What Do I Have To Do?”, back in January.
5. Crystal Waters – “Gypsy Woman”
She may be homeless, but Crystal Waters remains top five with her debut single as she drops back two places this week, four weeks in.
4. Beverely Craven – “Promise Me”
British singer Beverely Craven slipped one place last week with her debut single, but sales remain consistant as she gets a non-mover seven days on.
3. Amy Grant – “Baby Baby”
Overtaking her is US singer Amy Grant with her former chart topper there, which happens to be her very first UK chart entry and she’s edging closer again this week, with a climb of two places.
2. Cher – “The Shoop Shoop Song”
After five weeks on top, however, Cher has been toppled and drops back one place with her biggest UK chart hit ever.
1. Color Me Badd – “I Wanna Sex You Up”
Taking her place are US boy band Color Me Badd, who go up one place and claim the biggest seller in the UK this week with a song that only reached No.2 over there! But can they keep it for a second, or will Amy Grant do what they failed to achieve, the double? Or perhaps Kylie can shock everyone with her fifth UK number one? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!