Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 9th 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 3rd to Saturday 8th 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 eleven new entrys, thirteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Northside – “Take 5”
British band Northside are our first new entry this week as they make their second top 40 appearance with the follow up to “My Rising Star”.
39. Quartz and Dina Carroll – “Naked Love (Just Say You Want Me)” Quartz are back too for a second time with the follow up to their cover of Carole King’s “It’s Too Late” and they also bring back singer Dina Carroll with them for another big hit, hopefully.
38. The Pixies – “Planet of Sound”
Not such good times for one of last week’s new entry’s from The Pixies, which actually goes down eleven places this week.
37. Massive Attack – “Safe From Harm”
And another act coming back to the top 40 for a second time are Massive Attack, who made their debut a few months ago with “Unfinished Sympathy”, as they try for another chart hit.
36. All About Eve – “Farewell Mr Sorrow”
A band who are no stranger to the top 40 since they registered their first back in 1988 are All About Eve. They have a new album, their third, coming very soon and this is the lead single, which gives them an eighth consecutive chart entry!
35. Rebel MC featuring Tenor Fly and Barrington Levy – “Tribal Base”
The Rebel MC is back in the charts after his two huge hits in 1989, this time he’s alone and without Double Trouble, but teams up with Jamaican reggae artist Barrington Levy and British rapper Tenor Fly.
34. Marillion – “Cover My Eyes”
Marillion are back with a new album, their first since “Season’s End”, two years ago and from it comes the first single, their first of this year.
33. Living Colour – “Solace Of You”
Living Colour got their second ever top 40 entry last week and make good progress in week two with a climb of seven places.
32. Harry Connick Jnr. – “It Had To Be You”
And there is some good news for Harry Connick Jnr. this week as the song that’s been a non-mover since he entered the UK chart for the very first time, actually goes up this week, three places!
31. T’Pau – “Whenever You Need Me” T’Pau‘s brand new single from their new album, “The Promise”, has been about for five weeks now and falls ten places.
30. Kraftwerk – “The Robots”
Kraftwerk’s first UK charting single for eight years made the top twenty last week but comes straight back down and out as they fall ten places.
29. OMD – “Sailing On The Seven Seas”
Following them, also down ten, are another early 80’s duo, OMD. They have been on the top 40 for three months now with this ‘come back’ single but leave the upper half of the chart this week.
28. Lenny Kravitz – “It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over”
US guitarist Lenny Kravitz got his first UK top 40 charting single last year with “Let Love Rule”. That only made it as far as No.39 so with this new entry, he’s beaten his previous best already!
27. Rod Stewart – “Motown Song”
Rod Stewart can lay claim to one of this year’s biggest sellers with “Rhythm Of My Heart” and he’s back with the follow up, hoping for another biggy!
26. Extreme – “Get The Funk Out”
There’s a UK top 40 debut next for US rock band Extreme, who formed in 1985 and released their secind studio album last year. This is the second single from that album and it and it breaks them commercially here.
25. Bette Midler – “From A Distance”
Bette Midler was last in the UK charts back in the Summer of 1989 with “Wind Beneath My Wings”, she makes her comeback with a song that Cliff Richard covered last year and reached No.10 here. Can she better that…?
24. LaTour – “People Are Still Having Sex”
I will say nothing of the title of this song, suffice to say that LaTour is US producer and DJ William LaTour, who releases his first single, which has already topped the US dance chart!
23. Kirsty MacColl – “Walking Down Madison”
It’s another good week for Kirsty MacColl’s brand new track, which is on the climb again, this time up seven places.
22. Gloria Estefan – “Remember Me With Love”
And that also goes for Gloria Estefan, who not only goes up sixteen places, but she is this week’s highest climber and in doing so, the highest charting single yet from her current album, “Into The Light”!
21. Dannii Minogue – “Success”
Having stalled for three continuous weeks just outside the top ten, Dannii Minogue takes a plunge of ten places with her second UK single release.
20. The Divinyls – “I Touch Myself”
There are three Australian acts on the chart this week and here are the second, The Divinyls with their very first UK top 40 charting single, which climbs an impressive fourteen places this week.
19. Skid Row – “Monkey Business”
Skid Row are back in the UK chart for 1991 with new music and a new album coming very soon. This is the first single from that album and it’s this week’s highest new entry!
18. The KLF – “Last Train From Transcentral” The KLF‘s last train departs ‘platform 10’ this week as they go down nine places and out since this train arrived on the scene.
17. MC Hammer – “Yo Sweetness”
No top ten hit for MC Hammer this time as the fifth single from last year’s album slips back one place.
16. Cathy Dennis – “Touch Me (All Night Long)” Cathy Dennis‘ first solo smash hit continues to take a slow descent all day and all night long with a fall of three places.
15. Technotronic – “Move That Body”
As do Technotronic with their brand new recording, which drops one place this week having missed the top ten for the duo.
14. Soft Cell – “Tainted Love ’91”
The 1991 recording of Soft Cell’s 1981 chart topper leaves the top ten this week, down seven places as a new best of collection is released.
13. Salt’N’Pepa – “Do You Want Me?”
It’s been a better week for Salt’N’Pepa this week with their brand new single which features on their upcoming second album as they take a big stride of twelve places.
12. Pet Shop Boys – “Jealousy” Chris and Neil entered the chart last week with the fourth single from their album, “Behavior”, which is up seven places, seven days on.
11. Sonia – “Only Fools (Never Fall In Love)”
Also on the up is Sonia with her brand new song, rising four places higher that last week and hoping for her first top ten hit since the end of 1989…
10. Kenny Thomas – “Thinking About Your Love” Kenny Thomas can certainly feel ‘outstanding’ this week as his second chart hit goes up twelve places and enters the top ten!
9. Kylie Minogue – “Shocked”
Not a good week for Kylie, the remix of her “Rhythm Of Love” album track – courtesy of DNA (“Tom’s Diner”) – actually falls three places!
8. Crystal Waters – “Gypsy Woman”
Following her is Crystal Waters, also down three places, with her very first UK chart hit – she’s just like you and me, but she’s a singer!
7. The Doors – “Light My Fire”
The Doors’ 29 year old classic was last week’s highest climber and continues that theme with a smaller ascent of three this week.
6. REM – “Shiny Happy People”
REM continue to be shiny happy people, along with Kate of the B52’s, as their biggest UK single continues to improve, this week going up two more places.
5. Madonna – “Holiday”
Meanwhile, last week’s highest new entry from Madonna goes up seven places, as she takes a holiday in the UK top five for a second time with this former 1985 smash.
4. Beverely Craven – “Promise Me” Beverely Craven continues to perform well with her debut single, which freezes for a second week in the top five, where she has been now for a total of five weeks.
3. Cher – “The Shoop Shoop Song”
Cher’s biggest UK solo chart hit, a former number one, takes another small step backwards this week, now in her eighth week in the top three!
2. Amy Grant – “Baby Baby”
Doing a swap with her and edging even closer to that top spot is fellow American Amy Grant with her former US chart topper, which is up another one place again. Can she do the same next week…?
1. Color Me Badd – “I Wanna Sex You Up”
Not for this week as foursome US boy band Color Me Badd retain the top selling single in the UK for a second week. But there’s competition for them next week…can Amy do the double on both sides of the Atlantic or even Madonna take a holiday one place higher than before? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!