Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 14th 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 8th to Saturday 13th 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 eight new entrys, ten climbers and five non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Altern 8 – “Infiltrate”
UK producers Mark Archer and Chris Peat formed Altern 8 last year and have already established themselves in the clubs. This is their debut single and it enters the top 40 this week!
39. Whitney Houston – “My Name Is Not Susan”
Still telling us that this is not her name is Whitney Houston, but she does so ten places lower than last week and her first single not to make the UK top twenty for two years.
38. Voice Of The Beehive – “Monsters And Angels”
We welcome Voice Of The Beehive back to the UK top 40 for the first time since “I Say Nothing” in 1988 with their brand new single which comes from their upcoming second studio album.
37. Shades Of Rhythm – “The Sound Of Eden”
Peterborough, England group Shades Of Rhythm have released two singles so far and neither of them made the top 40. Their third does and it’s a new entry this week!
36. Jesus Jones – “Right Here Right Now”
One band who are used to top 40 singles are Jesus Jones and they come back with their third entry this year and a re-release of a single from last year, which made No.31 back then. Will they better that second time around?
35. Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – “Sheriff Fatman”
Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine register a fifth week on the top 40 with their first charting single, which descends by eleven places.
34. INXS – “Bitter Tears”
Also going down after their new entry last week are INXS with the third single from the “X” album, which falls back four places.
33. Londonbeat – “A Better Love” Londonbeat get a new entry, however. With one of last year’s biggest selling singles, the New York quartet get their third UK chart entry.
32. Amy Grant – “Baby Baby” Amy Grant‘s first UK chart hit has done rather well. She may have just missed the top but with eleven weeks, I’m sure she will be very satisfied, even if she is ten places lower.
31. Driza Bone – “Real Love”
Driza Bone’s first chart entry has managed five weeks and they go down eight places with their former dance chart top five hit.
30. Billy Bragg – “Sexuality”
Not so good for Billy Bragg’s first chart hit for three years, which slips back three places after just a move in the right direction last week.
29. Cubic 22 – “Night In Motion”
Cubic 22’s debut single is down eight places this week as they notch up five weeks on the chart.
28. Cathy Dennis – “Just Another Dream” Cathy Dennis is back with the follow up to her top five hit two months ago and it’s with a single that’s already been released twice before! Thanks to some reproduction by her old pal Danny D of D-Mob, it finally makes the top 40, third time around.
27. Anthrax featuring Chuck D – “Bring The Noise”
After just one week in the top twenty, Anthrax and Public Enemy’s Chuck D leave and make a drop of thirteen places.
26. Little Angels – “I Ain’t Gonna Cry”
The Little Angels are back, only a month after their last chart entry with “Young Gods” and with the fourth single to come from the album of the same name as their previous release.
25. Omar – “There’s Nothing Like This”
Omar’s re-issued debut single from last year is down ten places and out of the top twenty this week, still more successful than its first released managed.
24. Rod Stewart – “Motown Song”
Following him and sticking together as they have done for a few weeks now is Rod Stewart who is down seven places with his second top ten hit of this year.
23. Lenny Kravitz – “It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over”
While Rod was at number ten, Lenny Kravitz was propping him up one place lower so it’s comforting at least that he’s one place higher this week as he moves down ten places.
22. The Divinyls – “I Touch Myself”
Australia’s The Divinyls are down six with their very first UK top 40 hit, which has become their very first number one back home.
21. Kim Appleby – “Mama” Kim Appleby climbs again this week with her third single as a solo artist. She’s up four and hoping for three top twenty singles in a row this time next week…
20. MC Hammer – “They Put Me In The Mix”
In keeping with so many acts that have bunched all their hits in one megamix, MC Hammer follows suit and brings all of his UK charting singles of the past twelve months together and in doing so bags this week’s highest new entry!
19. Natalie Cole – “Unforgettable”
Natalie and father Nat climb one more place with their ‘virtual’ duet of the latters 1952 original, re-recorded with his daughters vocals, just as they both would have wished so.
18. Bette Midler – “From A Distance”
There is a bit of good news for Bette Midler this week as she actually goes back up the chart with her latest recording, having left the top ten, she is up one place!
17. Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam – “Let The Beat Hit Em”
Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam have a great week as only their second single to make the UK top 40 takes a big climb in week two of fourteen places and also into the upper half of the chart where they last were in 1985.
16. DJ H featuring Stefy – “I Like It”
That also goes for DJ H and Stefy with their second single which betters the first by making the top twenty and they do so with a climb of twelve places.
15. Cher – “Love And Understanding”
Cher’s former five week number one has left us this week but her follow up, which was a new entry last week, is setting its sights on the top spot again with a powerful move of twenty one places that makes Cher this week’s highest climber!
14. Color Me Badd – “I Wanna Sex You Up”
US boy band Color Me Badd leave the top ten this week with their former number one, which is down four places.
13. OMD – “Pandora’s Box”
OMD are back in the top twenty and powering towards the top ten once again with the follow up to “Sailing On The Seven Seas” which is up thirteen places.
12. Bros – “Are You Mine?” Bros made their chart return last week with new music ahead of their third studio album but stagnate in week two with a non-mover.
11. Salt’N’Pepa – “Do You Want Me?”
Salt’N’Pepa are doing the same after leaving the top ten last week, their first UK chart hit for nealy three years is a non-mover for a second week.
10. Cola Boy – “7 Ways To Love”
Having climbed into the top ten last week with their debut single, Cola Boy find themselves falling back two places but remaining here for a second week.
9. Incognito featuring Jocelyn Brown – “Always There”
Incognito and Jocelyn Brown are also on a downward spiral as their joint top ten first moves back three places.
8. Kenny Thomas – “Thinking About Your Love”
Having been a non-mover for the past two weeks, Kenny Thomas finally leaves the top five with his biggest hit so far as he also drops three places.
7. C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams – “Things That Make You Go, Hmmm…”
Returning to the top ten for a third time out of three single are C&C Music Factory with winger Freedom Williams, who fly up eleven places with their latest anthem than does make you go “hmm”!
6. Paula Abdul – “Rush Rush”
Good news for Paula Abdul, she’s on the move at last after two weeks doing nothing and she’s going up, even if it is just one more place.
5. Erasure – “Chorus”
Coming down one place again are Erasure, who can a least claim a whole month in the top five from entry, with the first new single from their upcoming fifth studio album.
4. Heavy D and The Boyz – “Now That We Found Love”
Last week’s highest climber from Heavy D and The Boyz moves into the top five with a climb of five places. This song is currently top five on the American dance chart and top ten in a dozen other countries so far.
3. Guns’N’Roses – “You Could Be Mine”
Lots of non-movers this week and that extends to last week’s highest new entry from Guns’N’Roses with their biggest UK chart hit so far, doing nothing in week two.
2. Jason Donovan – “Any Dream Will Do”
Also moving nowhere is the former number one from Jason Donovan, who came off the top last week and refuses to go any lower, or indeed, back on top.
1. Bryan Adams – “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”
So for a second week, Bryan Adams completes a hattrick of non-movers in the top three to remain the biggest seller of all with his love anthem from the new film ‘Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves’. But can he stay top for a third week, or will Jason or Guns’N’Roses knock him off or perhaps Heavy D and The Boyz leap frog all three? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!