Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 30th 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 24th to Saturday 29th 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 nine new entrys, eleven climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Quadrophonia – “Wave Of The Future”
Quadrophonia are back with the follow up to their self-titled debut single and gain a second top 40 hit in the space of three months.
39. The Doors – “Light My Fire”
While The Doors’ re-issued 1967 US chart hit falls fifteen places, after six weeks on the UK top 40, six weeks they’ve never previously done with this song.
38. Kylie Minogue – “Shocked” Kylie‘s also down fifteen and in her sixth week on the chart, no stranger to the top 40 where all of her previous singles have charted here since January 1988.
37. Jesus Loves You – “Generations Of Love”
And neither is Boy George even in his new guise as ‘Jesus Loves You’. His second single under that name climbs just one place this week, however.
36. Queensryche – “Best I Can”
US heavy metal band Queensryche only made the UK top 40 for the first time last year with “Silent Lucidity”. Here is their third to make it and the third single from their current album, “Empire”.
35. Kim Appleby – “Mama”
Speaking of three’s, Kim Appleby is back too with her third solo single this week, which enters the top 40 and gives her three chart hits in a row.
34. Chesney Hawkes – “I’m A Man Not A Boy”
There’ll be no number one this time as Chesney Hawkes‘ follow up to his five week chart topper is actually falling, seven places, after just three weeks on the chart!
33. C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams – “Things That Make You Go ‘Hmm'”
The already chart winning combination of producer Clivilles and Cole and singer Freedom Williams has produced two UK top 10 hits so they are going for the triple with this new entry as we all decide, what actually does make you go “hmmm”?!
32. Whitney Houston – “My Name Is Not Susan”
The topic of ‘three’ continues with this new entry from Whitney Houston and the third single to come from her third studio album, “I’m Your Baby Tonight”!
31. Billy Bragg – “Sexuality”
Nothing with a 3 to relate to this man Billy Bragg, except that he has a new entry this week, his first since he guested on Beats International’s original 1989 release, “Won’t Talk About It”, which made the top ten when it was re-issued last year.
30. Heavy D and The Boyz – “Now That We Found Love”
US rapper Dwight Arrington Myers goes by the name of Heavy D. He formed his group with his ‘Boyz’ in 1987 and they’ve amassed four hits on the US R&B chart so far but without any success on the commercial single sales chart. That changes with this reworked version of a 1978 song by Third World and brings them onto the UK chart for the very first time.
29. Rebel MC featuring Tenor Fly and Barrington Levy – “Tribal Base”
One above them is the UK’s Rebel MC and his guests who go down eight places this week after a month on the chart.
28. Beverley Craven – “Promise Me” Beverely Craven‘s re-released debut single still goes strong this year as she leaves the top twenty, down nine places with over three months on the chart.
27. Vanilla Ice – “Rollin’ In My 5.0” Vanilla Ice‘s latest climbs five places into the top thirty, some way off his two previous top ten hits and a number one.
26. Natalie Cole – “Unforgettable”
Nat and Natlie Cole’s ‘duet’ of his forty year old original bypasses him as they go up eight places and I’m sure Natalie would have loved to of recorded this for real with her father.
25. REM – “Shiny Happy People”
REM and B52’s Kate are down eight places with their happiest song yet, which has been around for two whole months now.
24. Extreme – “Get The Funk Out”
Following them are fellow American band Extreme with their first UK chart hit, which leaves the top twenty, down four places.
23. Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – “Sheriff Fatman”
Britain’s Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine are proving they are unstoppable with another climb this week of five places and hoping to do the same again next week.
22. Anthrax featuring Chuck D – “Bring The Noise”
US metal band Anthrax are back this time with Chuck D of Public Enemy on guest vocals as they gain their fifth UK top 40 entry to date.
21. Alice Cooper – “Hey Stoopid”
Veteran rocker Alice Cooper may look menacing but he’s a big softy really! His newest release climbs four places as he looks for a top twenty entry nest week, just as “Poison” did for him two years ago.
20. LaTour – “People Are Still Having Sex”
After two weeks as a non-mover, ‘LaTour’ takes his ‘statement of intentions’ down five places, but remains in the upper half of the chart for a third week.
19. Sonia – “Only Fools (Never Fall In Love)”
Going down six places is Sonia (Evans) with her new tune, which is the first to come from her second album that’s coming very soon.
18. Cher – “The Shoop Shoop Song”
Cher’s five week chart topper leaves the top ten, down nine places, this week as she prepares to release new music, away from the movies, very soon.
17. Cola Boy – “7 Ways To Love”
British duo Cola Boy – Janey Lee Grace and Andrew Midgley – have worked as songwriters and backing singers for numerous artists in the last four years, now they branch out on their own and it’s started off extremely weel as their debut single is this week’s highest new entry!
16. Driza Bone – “Real Love”
All three of last week’s highest climbers bunch together this week. The first is Driza Bone, who are a non-mover.
15. Cubic 22 – “Night In Motion”
While Cubic 22 overtake with a climb of seven places to bring them into the top twenty, the only one of the three not to leap last week.
14. Omar – “There’s Nothing Like This”
And Omar moves up a further four places with his re-issued debut single from last year, which failed to make the chart on first attempt.
13. Amy Grant – “Baby Baby”
The former US number one from Amy Grant leaves the UK top ten this week, down six places. Her album, “Heart In Motion”, is out now and it’s already topped the chart back home.
12. Rod Stewart – “Motown Song”
Just one week this time for Rod Stewart in the top ten as his second one of this year drops back out, down two places.
11. Lenny Kravitz – “It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over”
Stubbornly going nowhere for a second week and trapped in that evil number eleven position id Lenny Kravitz with his second charting single here.
10. The Divinyls – “I Touch Myself”
The second of three Australian acts on this weeks chart are The Divinyls who continue to climb, five weeks after they entered. This week they go up two places and into the top ten.
9. Incognito featuring Jocelyn Brown – “Always There”
Incognito made it onto the singles chart last week with American singer Jocelyn Brown on vocals and their second week outshines their first as they are this weeks highest climbers of seventeen places!
8. Bette Midler – “From A Distance”
No top five hit this time for actress and singer Bette Midler, who falls two places with her version of “From A Distance”, which is still more successful than Cliff Richard’s was less than a year ago.
7. Paula Abdul – “Rush Rush”
She’s been number one in America with this song and now Paula Abdul returns to the UK top ten with her brand new song as she moves up seven places.
6. Salt-N-Pepa – “Do You Want Me?”
Salt-N-Pepa’s latest has been climbing for six weeks constantly but does so no longer as they slip back one place and out of the top five.
5. Kenny Thomas – “Thinking About Your Love”
That also happens to Kenny Thomas with his best performing single so far, but he remains in the top five for a second week.
4. Color Me Badd – “I Wanna Sex You Up”
Dropping two places are the former chart toppers Color Me Badd with their debut single, which has now been a top ten hit in over a dozen countries.
3. Erasure – “Chorus” Vince and Andy aka Erasure swept onto the chart last week with this brand new single as the highest entry, but are a non-mover for week two.
2. Bryan Adams – “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”
The new Robin Hood film, ‘Prince of Thieves’, stars Kevin Costner and features this Bryan Adams song as it’s love theme. He stormed into the top ten last week for the very first time with the second highest new entry and goes up six places, over the highest and into second place.
1. Jason Donovan – “Any Dream Will Do”
But for a second week, Jason Donovan and his amazing technicoloured dreamcoat stay top of the lot as the biggest seller of all. But can he survive a third, or will Bryan Adams claim his first number one here? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!