Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 4th August 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 29th July to Saturday 3rd August 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 six new entrys, eleven climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Technotronic – “Work”
Technotronic open this week’s chart with a new entry, their second of this year and the follow up to “Move That Body”.
39. Marillion – “No One Can”
Not such a good week for Marillion. Their latest single entered the chart last week and actually goes down, three places.
38. Morrissey – “Pregnant For The Last Time”
Let’s hope he is as time also runs out for Morrissey with his latest single, which is down thirteen places after a small climb this time last week.
37. Kim Appleby – “Mama”
Six weeks after her third single came on to the chart, Kim Appleby looks like leaving with a drop of fifteen places.
36. Michael Bolton – “Time, Love And Tenderness”
There’s a new entry for Michael Bolton with the title track this time of his latest album, which gives he his fourth UK top 40 hit so far.
35. Sophie Lawrence – “Love’s Unkind”
Eastenders actress Sophie Lawrence is the latest soap star to cross over to the pop charts. This is her debut single, a cover of Donna Summer’s 1977 smash, and it makes its debut in the top 40!
34. Altern 8 – “Infiltrate”
Going down again this week are Altern 8 with their debut single, which is five places lower and out of the top thirty.
33. Vanilla Ice – “Satisfaction”
Vanilla Ice just doesn’t quit. Hot on the heels of his rollin’ 5.0, he comes back with a new entry and the fourth single from his debut album, released last year.
32. Beverely Craven – “Holding On”
It’s been a slightly kinder seven days for Beverely Craven and the follow up to her top three smash, which is up six places.
31. Londonbeat – “A Better Love”
Londonbeat‘s latest chart offering is down eight this week as they leave the top thirty after just a month on the chart.
30. Erasure – “Chorus”
Vince and Andy take a tumble with their brand new single, which is down twelve places as they complete recording of their new album, due for release this Autumn.
29. Incognito featuring Jocelyn Brown – “Always There”
Incognito are down nine places with their first UK top 40 hit which has also been singer Jocelyn Brown’s biggest here too!
28. Amy Grant – “Every Heartbeat”
Amy Grant‘s second UK charting single and second from her current album, “Heart In Motion”, is up in its second week. A climb of eleven places takes her into the top thirty.
27. Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam – “Let The Beat Hit Em”
Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam’s first UK chart hit of the 1990’s and only their second ever top 40 single here is down six places on this week’s chart.
26. Blur – “Bang”
Coming back for a second stab at chart success are Blur, who finally made it with “There’s No Other Way” earlier this year as the follow up gets a chart entry this week.
25. DJ H featuring Stefy – “I Like It”
DJ H and Stefy have now spent longer on the chart than their first single did back in February as they leave the top twenty, down six places.
24. Seal – “The Beginning”
The third single from Seal‘s debut album is rising higher again this week, as he moves four places higher and hopes for a top twenty place this time next week.
23. Frankie Knuckles – “The Whistle Song”
Coming out of the upper half of the chart after just one week is DJ and producer Frankie Knuckles who falls back six places with his first recording as an artist.
22. De La Soul – “A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturday”
De La Soul’s seventh UK chart hit made its debut last week and has an excellent second with a climb of thirteen places, the second to come from their current album, “De La Soul Is Dead”.
21. Kenny Thomas – “Thinking About Your Love”
Kenny Thomas has been in the top twenty for nine weeks now with his second and by far, his biggest hit to date, which leaves that section and falls five places.
20. Voice Of The Beehive – “Monsters And Angels”
Voice Of The Beehive are back in the UK top twenty for the first time since 1988 and only the second time for the band as they climb four places this week.
19. The Young Disciples – “Apparently Nothing”
It’s also a great week the Young Disciples with their very first top 40 charting single, which also moves into the top twenty with a climb of fourteen places.
18. Paula Abdul – “Rush Rush”
Paula Abdul‘s latest has now been on the chart for two whole months and she stays top twenty for a seventh with a fall of seven places.
17. Guns’N’Roses – “You Could Be Mine”
Leaving the top ten are Guns’N’Roses with their brand new song and the first from their new album, which is down eight places.
16. Cathy Dennis – “Just Another Dream”
Cathy Dennis‘ debut single, released last year, has performed much better a third time around, even if after two weeks non moving, she falls three places.
15. Cher – “Love And Understanding”
Cher was also a non-mover last week and she too is going down this week, five places for her and out of the top ten,
14. Dannii Minogue – “Jump To The Beat”
There’s a clearout of the big ten this week as Dannii Minogue also suffers after just one week there and falls back six places.
13. DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince – “Summertime”
TV stars Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air came onto the UK chart last week for the first time as the highest new entry. Their ode to ‘summertime’ goes up thirteen places this week.
12. Jason Donovan – “Any Dream Will Do”
The former number one from Jason Donovan leaves the top ten after seven weeks as he is down six places with his Andrew Lloyd-Webber penned number from his current stage show.
11. Color Me Badd – “All 4 Love”
With the exit of their former chart topper, Color Me Badd have just one song left on the chart this week. Not to worry as they shoot up sixteen places with every intention of a second number one as this week’s highest climber!
10. Deacon Blue – “Twist And Shout”
Four newcomers in the top ten this week and Deacon Blue are among them as they climb five more places with the second single from their latest album.
9. OMD – “Pandora’s Box”
OMD come down two places with their second top ten hit of this year but remain in the top ten for a third week.
8. C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams – “Things That Make You Go Hmm…”
Also going down are C&C Music Factory and singer Freedom Williams with their third UK top ten hit in a row, which is three places lower.
7. Bomb The Bass – “Winter In July”
Tim Simenon aka Bomb The Bass is back in the top ten for the first time since 1988 this week as his brand new single is up seven places.
6. Heavy D and The Boyz – “Now That We Found Love”
Leaving the top five and down three places are Heavy D and The Boyz with their first UK chart hit, having been the second best seller only two weeks ago.
5. Metallica – “Enter Sandman”
US Band Metallica were last in the UK chart two years ago when they reached No.13 with “One”. They have a new album coming out soon, their fifth, and this is the lead single and already they have beaten their UK best with this new entry which is this week’s highest.
4. The Shamen – “Move Any Mountain”
This is The Shamen‘s best charting single to date and it came into the top five last week, but remains in the same position for a second week.
3. Right Said Fred – “I’m Too Sexy”
Overtaking them are last week’s highest climber from Right Said Fred who continue to make challenging moves with a climb of nine places and could wish to be too sexy for the number one this time next week…
2. Extreme – “More Than Words”
No such luck for Extreme this week as their UK best is a non-mover for a second week in second place as they fail to outsell the one song above them.
1. Bryan Adams – “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”
Which is Bryan Adams, who joins Chesney Hawkes and Cher to become the third single this year to stay at the top for five weeks! Will he go one step further than them or will we see Right Said Fred or Metallica on top next week? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!