Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 7th July 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 1st to Saturday 6th July 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, eleven climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Extreme – “Get The Funk Out”
The boys from Extreme are down sixteen places in their six week on the UK chart with their very first single to make it here.
39. Vanilla Ice – “Rollin’ In My 5.0”
Following them is fellow American Vanilla Ice after just two weeks on the chart, he’s down twelve places with his third charting single here.
38. Cher – “The Shoop Shoop Song”
With fourteen weeks on the chart, it could be time we say goodbye to Cher with her former number one, which is down twenty places. Or could it be…?
37. REM – “Shiny Happy People”
Falling slightly less are REM and the B52’s Kate with their ‘shiny, happy’ anthem that’s been about for nine weeks and drops twelve places.
36. Cher – “Love And Understanding”
…Here’s the proof! Cher returns with a brand new recording and this week’s first new entry with what is the lead single from her forthcoming new studio album, her first for two years!
35. Jesus Loves You – “Generations Of Love”
It’s a doubly better week for Boy George aka Jesus Loves You with the follow up to “Bow Down Mister”, which climbs not one but two places!
34. LaTour – “People Are Still Having Sex”
LaTour’s ‘sexual’ anthem, one of two on this weeks chart, takes a plunge of fourteen places as he clocks up six weeks on the chart.
33. Sonia – “Only Fools (Never Fall In Love)”
With seven weeks, Sonia‘s brand new song also drops fourteen places as she gears up to release her second studio album this Autumn.
32. Alice Cooper – “Hey Stoopid”
No top ten hit this time for Alice Cooper as the lead single from his upcoming new album stops short of the upper half of the chart and comes back down eleven places.
31. Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam – “Let The Beat Hit ‘Em”
You have to go back to 1985 to find the last time that Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam made the UK top 40. It was with “I Wonder If I Take You Home” which made the top twenty then. After an absence of six years they’re back for a second go.
30. INXS – “Bitter Tears”
INXS are back for a second time this year but with the third single from last years “X” album as they gain another UK chart entry.
29. Whitney Houston – “My Name Is Not Susan”
It’s Not. It’s Whitney. Quite who or what ‘Susan’ is we may never know but the latters latest chart hit is up three places.
28. DJ H featuring Stefy – “I Like It”
DH J and singer Stefy are back for a second entry on the UK top 40 with the follow up to “Think About” and get a second top thirty hit too.
27. Billy Bragg – “Sexuality”
People may still be having sex, but people’s ‘sexuality’ ranks higher as Billy Bragg’s latest single and first chart hit of the 90’s moves up four places.
26. OMD – “Pandora’s Box”
Following up their biggest chart hit in a decade, OMD are back with the second single from their new album, “Sugar Tax” and are hoping for at least another top ten hit…
25. Kim Appleby – “Mama”
Both of Kim Appleby‘s first two solo singles reached the top ten and her third entered the chart last week and makes waves with a climb of ten places.
24. Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – “Sheriff Fatman”
They may be unstoppable in name but Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine’s first top 40 hit does exactly the opposite and slips back one place.
23. Driza Bone – “Real Love”
Also going down are Driza Bone with their first chart hit and after two weeks as a non-mover they leave the top ten, down seven places.
22. Amy Grant – “Baby Baby”
With ten weeks now on the UK singles chart, Amy Grant‘s former US chart topper leaves the upper half of the chart with a fall of nine places.
21. Cubic 22 – “Night In Motion”
And falling six places are Cubic 22 with their former joint highest climber as they leave the top twenty having peaked last week.
20. Natalie Cole – “Unforgettable”
Natalie and her father, Nat ‘King’ Cole move into the top twenty this week with a climb of six places. Her first since “Wild Women Do” last year and his first since the re-issue of “When I Fall In Love” in 1987.
19. Bette Midler – “From A Distance”
Bette Midler’s second UK top ten hit falls eleven places and leaves that part of the chart. The song comes from her current album, “Some People’s Lives”, which was released last year.
18. C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams – “Things That Make You Go, Hmm…”
It’s a good second week for C&C Music Factory who make a climb of fifteen places to put them back into the top twenty for the third time in a row.
17. Rod Stewart – “Motown Song”
Rod Stewart is down five this week with the secind single to come from his latest album, “Vagabond Heart”.
16. The Divinyls – “I Touch Myself”
Sadly its all over for Australian band The Divinyls, after seven weeks of climbing, their very first UK chart hit, is down six places.
15. Omar – “There’s Nothing Like This”
And Omar’s debut single, which was released last year originally, has also stopped climbing as he slips back one place.
14. Anthrax featuring Chuck D – “Bring The Noise”
Rockers and Anthrax and Chuck D from Public Enemy make a climb of eight places and it puts Anthrax back into the UK top twenty for only the second time.
13. Lenny Kravitz – “It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over”
Fellow American Lenny Kravitz has been holding on just outside the top ten for the past two weeks but drops back two places this week.
12. Bros – “Are You Mine?”
Bros are back! Matt and Luke have their third album in the way and they make a big return to the chart this week with their first single since “Madly In Love” early last year.
11. Salt-N-Pepa – “Do You Want Me?”
Salt-N-Pepa leave the top ten with their newest single and their first of the new decade. After eight weeks on the chart, they fall five places.
10. Color Me Badd – “I Wanna Sex You Up”
Following them are Color Me Badd with their debut single and a former number one here, which registers eight weeks in the top ten but down six places.
9. Heavy D and The Boyz – “Now That We Found Love”
Heavy D and The Boyz’s very first UK chart single entered the top 40 last week and they make the best progress of all with a massive climb of twenty one places, they are indeed this week’s highest!
8. Cola Boy – “7 Ways To Love”
Meanwhile, last weeks highest new entry is up nine places to take the Cola Boy duo into the top ten with their debut single.
7. Paula Abdul – “Rush Rush”
Paula Abdul‘s former US number one is her third UK top ten hit but she fails to move closer to her goal here with a non-mover.
6. Incognito featuring Jocelyn Brown – “Always There”
Last week’s highest climber from Incognito and Jocelyn brown is up three more places, already Jocelyn’s highest every UK chart placing and her only top ten hit here so far.
5. Kenny Thomas – “Thinking About Your Love”
You could argue that Kenny Thomas has had a good week this week as his best ever charting single remains top five as a non-mover.
4. Erasure – “Chorus”
Although Vince and Andy‘s brand new single drops one place after two weeks in the same position it entered, with their new album only two weeks away!
3. Guns’N’Roses – “You Could Be Mine”
US heavy metal band Guns’N’Roses have previously only made it as far at No.6 here, twice in fact with “Sweet Child’O Mine” and “Paradise City” in 1989, with this week’s highest new entry, they better that and also score their very first top five hit here!
2. Jason Donovan – “Any Dream Will Do”
After two weeks on top, Jason Donovan drops back one place to where he came in four weeks ago with his Andrew Lloyd-Webber penned song from his musical, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
1. Bryan Adams – “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”
Until three weeks ago, Bryan Adams had never had a UK top ten hit. Now he’s got a number one as he moves up one place to claim this week’s biggest seller – and he has had a little help from Robin Hood! But can he make it a second week or will Guns’N’Roses score their first chart topper? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!