Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 23rd 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 17th to Saturday 22nd 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 two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Soft Cell – “Tainted Love ’91”
The new recording of Soft Cell’s former number one from ten years ago has been on the chart for seven weeks and it looks like that will be it as they fall ten places.
39. Cathy Dennis – “Touch Me (All Night Long)”
Meanwhile, Cathy Dennis can add another two weeks to that run with her first solo top 40 charting single, which is thirteen places lower this week.
38. Jesus Loves You – “Generations Of Love”
Jesus Loves You is of course the new recording name of Boy George and he’s already had one top thirty hit with “Bow Down Mister” earlier this year. He comes the follow up which is a new entry today.
37. Kirsty MacColl – “Walking Down Madison”
Kirsty MacColl’s first solo UK chart hit for two years remains inside the top 40 for a fifth week, but is down thirteen places.
36. PM Dawn – “A Watcher Point Of View”
UK chart newcomers PM Dawn made their debut last week with this, their second single, but do nothing in week two as they are a non-mover.
35. Technotronic – “Move That Body”
Falling seven places are Technotronic with their latest offering, which will feature on their second album that will be out a bit later this year.
34. Natalie Cole – “Unforgettable”
40 years ago, Nat ‘King’ Cole released this classic which was the title track of his seventh studio album. Now his daughter, Natalie, returns with a new recording as a duet with her father and brings the song to the top 40 here for the very first time!
33. Gloria Estefan – “Remember Me With Love” Gloria Estefan‘s latest single from the “Into The Light” album notches up a month on the chart but it’s down ten places this week.
32. Vanilla Ice – “Rollin’ In My 5.0”
Former chart topper Vanilla Ice is back with a new entry, his third UK top 40 hit and the follow up to “Play That Funky Music” back in February.
31. Massive Attack – “Safe From Harm”
No top twenty hit this time for Bristol producers Massive Attack as they slide back six places with the follow up to “Unfinished Sympathy”.
30. Madonna – “Holiday” Madonna‘s second holiday slumps further as she leaves the top twenty, down fourteen places with the third release of this single here in the UK.
29. Crystal Waters – “Gypsy Woman”
And also taking a fall of fourteen places is Crystal Waters with her former US dance chart number one , which is also her debut single.
28. Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – “Sheriff Fatman”
UK band Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine finally made their top 40 debut last week with this re-issued 1989 single, and it progresses higher in week two as they go up four places.
27. Chesney Hawkes – “I’m A Man Not A Boy”
Also going up is Chesney Hawkes with the follow up to his former five week number one as he climbs ten places, reminding us all that he IS a man now!
26. Incognito featuring Jocelyn Brown – “Always There”
British band Incognito have been together for more than ten years now and released a number of albums and single but without any success. Wheel in US singer Jocelyn Brown and finally they get their first top 40 charting single!
25. Alice Cooper – “Hey Stoopid”
Alice Cooper is back in the UK charts for the 1990’s with new music and this lead single from his new album of the same name, which will be out next month.
24. The Doors – “Light My Fire”
The Doors re-issue of their 1967 standard is down thirteen places this week, one of three songs that come from movie soundtracks on this weeks chart.
23. Kylie Minogue – “Shocked” Kylie‘s latest single, remixed by DNA and featuring rapper Jazzi P, is down just five places this week in its fifth week on the chart.
22. Cubic 22 – “Night In Motion”
There are THREE joint highest climbers of eleven places on the chart this week and this is one of them from producers Cubic 22 with their debut single.
21. Rebel MC featuring Tenor Fly and Barrington Levy – “Tribal Base”
Stepping back one place is the Rebel MC’s first top twenty hit since “Better World” last year and going with him are fellow rappers Tenor Fly and Barrington Levy.
20. Extreme – “Get The Funk Out”
US band Extreme’s first UK chart hit made the top twenty last week but they drop back one place seven days later, just about staying inside.
19. Beverley Craven – “Promise Me”
After two months in the top ten, Britain’s Beverely Craven leaves that part of the chart and drops eleven places with the first single from her self-titled debut album.
18. Omar – “There’s Nothing Like This”
The second highest climber of eleven places comes from chart newcomer Omar with the re-issue of his first single last year that continues to outperform itself.
17. REM – “Shiny Happy People”
REM and B52 Kate are out of the UK top ten this week as they go down eight places with this song that’s actually peaked higher here than in their native America!
16. Driza Bone – “Real Love”
Here comes the third joint highest climber of the week from producer ‘Driza Bone’, again with a debut single, which is up eleven places and into the upper half of the chart.
15. LaTour – “People Are Still Having Sex”
They may well be doing so, but William ‘LaTour’s club anthem, which is currently No.1 on the US dance chart, freezes for a second week in the same spot.
14. Paula Abdul – “Rush Rush”
Overtaking him is Paula Abdul with her brand new track which is number one on the US singles chart and climbs eight places over here this week.
13. Sonia – “Only Fools (Never Fall In Love)”
Time’s up for Sonia‘s brand new recording as she falls three places after a month of steady climbing into the top ten for the first time in nearly two years.
12. The Divinyls – “I Touch Myself”
Moving up one place are Australian band The Divinyls with this top ten hit there which comes from their self-titled fourth studio album, out now.
11. Lenny Kravitz – “It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over”
US guitarist and singer Lenny Kravitz continues to improve on his already best UK chart showing to date with a climb of three places in his third week.
10. Rod Stewart – “Motown Song”
back in the top ten for the second time this year is Rod Stewart with the second single from his new album, “Vagabond Heart”, which climbs two places.
9. Cher – “The Shoop Shoop Song”
For the past three weeks, Cher has been used to dropping one place with her former number one. No longer as she leaves the top ten with a fall of five.
8. Bryan Adams – “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”
Canadian singer Bryan Adams has never had a UK top ten hit. He came close in 1984 with “Run To You” when made No.11 here and it’s thanks to Robin Hood that today he finally makes it after twelve years as a recording artist!
7. Amy Grant – “Baby Baby” Amy Grant‘s former US number one hit stopped just short of that here and continues to descend the chart four places lower in her eighth week.
6. Bette Midler – “From A Distance”
Last week’s highest climber from Bette Midler is up a further place as she edges closer to her UK chart peak set by “Wind Beneath My Wings” two years ago.
5. Salt-N-Pepa – “Do You Want Me?”
And also up one are Salt-N-Pepa with their brand new track, which puts them back in the UK top five for the first time since “Push It” in the Summer of 1988.
4. Kenny Thomas – “Thinking About Your Love”
Homegrown chart star Kenny Thomas also makes a single improvement on his already best showing with his second single to make the top 40.
3. Erasure – “Chorus”
We welcome Vince and Andy back to the UK chart with brand new music and their fifth album that will be out next month and in doing so, they are this week’s highest new entry!
2. Color Me Badd – “I Wanna Sex You Up”
With “People Are Still Having Sex” a non-mover the other ‘sexy’ song on the chart this week goes very limp as Color Me Badd’s three week reign at the top comes to an end with a drop of one place!
1. Jason Donovan – “Any Dream Will Do”
Which means last week’s highest new entry from Jason Donovan goes up one place to claim a fourth chart topper for the 23 year old Australian singer which comes from his already sold-out musical, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. But can he make it two in a row, or will Erasure, Kenny Thomas or Salt-N-Pepa finally get their first number one? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!