Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 21st 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 15th to Saturday 20th 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 ten new entrys, eleven climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Beverley Craven – “Holding On”
Beverley Craven makes her chart return this week with the follow up to her big top three debut and this one is also a re-issue, having come out at the end of last year.
39. Omar – “There’s Nothing Like This”
Omar’s re-issued debut single has been in the top 40 for six weeks on it’s second outing and it falls fourteen places in that sixth week.
38. Lenny Kravitz – “It Ain’t Over Till Its Over”
Lenny Kravitz’s biggest UK hit is also taking a big slide this week, down fifteen places for him with the second single from his album, “Mama Said”.
37. Right Said Fred – “I’m Too Sexy”
Brothers Richard and Criag Fairbrass have been making music for more than a decade but they teamed up with Rob Manzoli two years ago and have been writing music under the name of Right Said Fred. This is their debut single, finally and it makes the top 40 in it’s first week on sale!
36. Little Angels – “I Ain’t Gonna Cry”
Not a good week for Little Angels. Following their chart entry this time last week, they drop ten places with their fourth top 40 hit in twelve months.
35. Shades Of Rhythm – “The Sound Of Eden”
One new entry going up this week is from Shades Of Rhythm with their debut single, even if it’s only by one place.
34. Deacon Blue – “Twist And Shout”
The second single from Deacon Blue’s new album gets a new entry this week. The follow up to “Your Swaying Arms” comes from their third studio album, “Fellow Hoodlums”.
33. Seal – “The Beginning”
Seal comes back with his second chart entry this year and another single from his number one debut album, released earlier this year.
32. Better Midler – “From A Distance”
After a chart rebound last week, Bette Midler comes crashing back down and leaves the top twenty this week, fourteen places lower.
31. Jesus Jones – “Right Here, Right Now”
Jesus Jones’ re-release of their single from this time last year is moving upwards, five place shigher, but to the same chart position it reached twelve months ago! Can they better it next week?
30. Bomb The Bass – “Winter In July”
Tim Simenon aka Bomb The Bass made a big entrance in the charts back in 1988 with his No.2 debut, “Beat Dis”, and follow up top ten hits. He’s been away for over two years, but makes a return this week with new music and a new album on the way.
29. Morrissey – “Pregnant For The Last Time”
Let’s hope Morrissey hasn’t been at all going by the title of his latest single, which enters the chart this week, his tenth solo release to do so.
28. Altern8 – “Infiltate”
UK producers Altern8 got their first single onto the top 40 last week and make good progress this week as they move into the top thirty, up twelve places.
27. Voice Of The Beehive – “Monsters And Angels”
Joining them are Voice Of The Beehive with their brand new single, which is up eleven places to give them their first top thirty hit in three years.
26. Frankie Knuckles – “The Whistle Song”
New York DJ and producer Frankie Knuckles has already established himself across the pond as a respected artist. He’s also worked with the Pet Shop Boys and remixed Chaka Khan’s “Ain’t Nobody” two years ago. He now makes his first UK top 40 appearance as an artist in his own right with this song that’s already topped the US dance chart.
25. Color Me Badd – “I Wanna Sex You Up”
The former number one from American boy band Color Me Badd leaves the top twenty for the first time in nine weeks as they fall eleven places this week.
24. Natalie Cole – “Unforgettable”
also down and out of that section on the chart is Natalie and father Nat with the duet version of the latters 1952 original.
23. Londonbeat – “A Better Love”
Londonbeat are hoping to emulate two previous top twenty hits with this latest, which is up ten places and only three away now…
22. Salt’N’Pepa – “Do You Want Me?”
Salt’N’Pepa’s biggest UK chart hit since “Push It” three years ago is down eleven places and out of the upper half of the chart, where it’s been for nearly two months.
21. MC Hammer – “They Put Me In The Mix”
Also down is last week’s highest new entry from MC Hammer as he drops back one place and out with the megamix of all his previous chart singles.
20. Bros – “Are You Mine?”
Not a good week for Matt and Luke, their brand new single is down eight places and becomes the twin’s second not to make the top ten.
19. Kim Appleby – “Mama”
Good news though for Kim Appleby, who moves up another two places and into the top twenty, giving her three in a row. Can she make it three top ten hits in a row?…
18. Cola Boy – “7 Ways To Love”
Cola Boy duo are out of the top ten with their debut single as they fall eight places this week.
17. Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam – “Let The Beat Hit Em”
While Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam’s first UK top twenty hit for six years is a non-mover for a second week. They peaked at No.12 back in 1985 with “Wonder If I Take You Home”.
16. DJ H and Stefy – “I Like It”
There’s also a non-mover for DJ H and singer Stefy this week with their second single, which goes nowhere at all.
15. Incognito featuring Jocelyn Brown – “Always There”
Incognito and Jocelyn Brown leave the top ten with their successful joint collaboration, which is down six places.
14. Dannii Minogue – “Jump To The Beat”
Coming back for a third time this year is Dannii Minogue and she gets a big new entry, back in the top twenty, with a cover of Stacy Lattisaw’s top three hit from 1980. Can she better that…?
13. Cathy Dennis – “Just Another Dream”
Cathy Dennis was the highest climber in her second week with “Touch Me (All Night Long)” just over two months ago and she’s done it again as the follow up shoots up fifteen places just seven days after it arrived with us.
12. Kenny Thomas – “Thinking About Your Love”
Nine weeks on and Kenny Thomas‘ second single is still doing business, even if he falls four places, it’s a slow descent for him.
11. Erasure – “Chorus”
Meantime, Vince and Andy are down six places and leave the top ten with their brand new single, the first from what will be their fifth studio album coming a bit later this year.
10. Cher – “Love And Understanding”
Cher is back in the top ten for the second time this year as her highest climber from last week is up five more places.
9. The Shamen – “Move Any Mountain”
The Shamen made their top 40 debut with “Hyperreal” earlier this year and the follow up to that crashes straight into the top ten on it’s first week with this big new entry.
8. Extreme – “More Than Words”
US rock band Extreme were only on the chart three weeks ago with their first UK hit single, “Get The Funk Out”, and they quickly follow that up with their very first top ten hit, which is also this week’s highest new entry!
7. OMD – “Pandora’s Box”
Coming back into the top ten for the second time this year are OMD with the follow up to “Sailing On The Seven Seas”, which is up six places.
6. Paula Abdul – “Rush Rush”
Two weeks ago, Paula Abdul was a non-mover with her brand new single but moved up last week. And that’s where she stays for a second. Will she repeat her previous moves and go up this time next week?
5. Guns’N’Roses – “You Could Be Mine”
Having been non-movers for the past two weeks, former highest new entrants Guns’N’Roses go down two places with their biggest UK chart hit so far.
4. C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams – “Things That Make You Go Hmm…”
C&C Music Factory are heading higher than their last release as they wanna go “Hmm” at “Gonna Make You Sweat”, which went top three in January, with a climb of three places this week.
3. Jason Donovan – “Any Dream Will Do”
Jason Donovan‘s former number one attains its lowest chart position to date as he moves out of second place and down one, having been a non-mover for the past two weeks.
2. Heavy D and The Boyz – “Now That We Found Love”
Heavy D and The Boyz’s first UK chart hit continues to make strong progress as they set their eyes on the top spot next week with a climb of two places.
1. Bryan Adams – “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”
For this week though, Bryan Adams takes the top spot for a third week with his love theme from the new Robin Hood film starring Kevin Costner. But will he be able to to everything he can to make it four, or will Heavy D and The Boyz or even C&C Music Factory dethrone him? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!