Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 11th 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 5th to Saturday 10th 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 nine new entrys, twelve climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Manic Street Preachers – “Stay Beautiful”
Welsh band the Manic Street Preachers have been together for five years now and have so far released five singles without much success. They finally make the top 40 this week with this new entry!
39. Kenny Thomas – “Thinking About Your Love”
There’s a big fall for Kenny Thomas this week with his biggest hit, now with three whole months on the chart, as he slides eighteen places.
38. Flowered Up – “It’s On”
Flowered Up are back in the top 40 with a new entry this week with the follow up to “Take It” and this was actually their debut single released last year, which didn’t make it this far the first time around.
37. BEF featuring Lalah Hathaway – “Family Affair”
Dance group BEF get a UK chart debut this week along with American singer Lalah Hathaway, who also claims her first UK chart entry after a number of flops.
36. Seal – “The Beginning”
No top twenty hit for Seal this time with the latest single from his debut album, which is down twelve places.
35. Martika – “Love…Thy Will Be Done”
Two years ago, American singer Martika entered the UK chart with her home spun number one hit “Toy Soldiers”. She’s back with her second album very soon and this is the lead single, which is co-written by Prince!
34. DJ H featuring Stefy – “I Like It”
DJ H and Stefy get a sixth week on the chart with their latest collaboration, which is down nine places.
33. Marillion – “No One Can”
There was bad news last week for Marillion, who went down after their new entry the previous week, but there is life yet as they rebound the chart and go up six places, and higher than where they came in!
32. Beverley Craven – “Holding On”
No movement this week for Beverley Craven with her second top 40 charting single, which is a non-mover after four weeks on the chart.
31. Midge Ure – “Cold Cold Heart”
For Ultravox singer Midge Ure makes a chart comeback this week with the first track to come from his forthcoming third studio album and it’s his first top 40 charting single since “Call Of The Wild” back in 1986.
30. Karyn White – “Romantic”
Also making her UK chart comeback this week is Karyn White, who made her debut back in 1989 with “Superwoman”. She has a new album coming out as well and the first single puts her back in the UK top 40 for the first time in nearly two years.
29. Paula Abdul – “Rush Rush”
Fellow American Paula Abdul leaves the top twenty this week where she’s been for the last two months. Her former US number one is down eleven places here.
28. Michael Bolton – “Time, Love And Tenderness”
While American male singer Michael Bolton makes a climb of eight places with the title track from his latest album.
27. REM – “Near Wild Heaven”
1991 has been a great year for REM so far here in the UK as they registered their first ever top ten hit a few months ago. This is the follow up and it gives them a third chart entry this year.
26. Sophie Lawrence – “Love’s Unkind”
Eastenders’ Sophie Lawrence made her music debut last week with this cover of a Donna Summer classic and she takes it nine places higher in week two.
25. Amy Grant – “Every Heartbeat”
Also going up is Amy Grant with her second UK chart hit to date. The second single from her “Heart In Motion” album is up three more places.
24. Blur – “Bang”
British band Blur are up two places with their second ever top 40 single as they prepare to release their debut album in three weeks time.
23. De La Soul – “A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays”
De La Soul’s second new single of this year made a good climb in it’s second week, seven days ago but they fall back one place in week three.
22. Vanilla Ice – “Satisfaction”
Someone who can look up is Vanilla Ice. After the lower charting performance of his last single, the follow up goes up eleven places and it’s this week’s highest climber.
21. Dannii Minogue – “Jump To The Beat”
Dannii Minogue‘s debut album, “Love And Kisses”, has so far given her three top twenty hits here. This is the second of them to make the top ten but it’s down seven places on this week’s chart.
20. Cher – “Love And Understanding”
The lead single and the title track of Cher’s new album is still top twenty for a fifth week, but she falls five places.
19. Cathy Dennis – “Just Another Dream”
Cathy Dennis‘ latest from her “Move To This” album also stays top twenty as she drops back just three places, now with a whole month in the upper half of the chart.
18. Voice Of The Beehive – “Monsters And Angels”
Climbing ever higher in their fifth week are Voice Of The Beehive with their first top twenty hit for three years, which is up two more places.
17. Level 42 – “Guaranteed”
Level 42 are back in the chart for the first time this new decade with new music and an album on the way, their first since “Staring At The Sun” in 1988 and it gives them a big chart return back in the top twenty since that album’s lead single, “Heaven In My Hands”.
16. Guns’N’Roses – “You Could Be Mine”
There’s a little bit of good news for Guns’N’Roses this week as their biggest UK chart hit so far actually goes back up, just by one place!
15. Jason Donovan – “Any Dream Will Do”
Meanwhile, Jason Donovan‘s former number one continues its descent as he is three places lower this week with what is now his biggest release since “Too Many Broken Hearts”.
14. OMD – “Pandora’s Box”
OMD are out of the top ten as their second hit of this year drops five places as their album, “Sugar Tax”, goes Gold!
13. Young Disciples – “Apparently Nothing”
The Young Disciples keep moving on up with their very first top 40 single, which is six places higher this week.
12. C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams – “Things That Make You Go Hmm…”
While down four places come producers C&C Music Factory and singer Freedom Williams as things make them go hmm outside of the top ten.
11. Deacon Blue – “Twist And Shout”
That also applies to Deacon Blue, after just one week, their latest and highest charting song since last year, slips back one place and out.
10. DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince – “Summertime”
DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’s first UK top 40 hit for five years enters the top ten this week with a climb of three places.
9. Metallica – “Enter Sandman”
While last week’s highest new entry from Metallica almost exits with a drop of four places just seven days after they arrived!
8. Heavy D and The Boyz – “Now That We Found Love”
Going down just two places this week are Heavy D and The Boyz in their sixth week inside the top ten with their very first UK chart hit.
7. Bomb The Bass – “Winter In July”
Tim Simenon aka Bomb The Bass made a welcome return to the top ten last week after two and a half years absence, but his newest tune remains where it ascended to as a non-mover.
6. Color Me Badd – “All 4 Love”
The Color Me Badd boys were last week’s highest climbers and they move into the top ten, up five more places, this week and eyeing up a second number one…
5. PM Dawn – “Set Adrift On Memory Bliss”
PM Dawn made their UK debut only two months ago with “A Watchers Point Of View”. They make a return almost straight away carefully sampling Spandau Ballet’s “True” to create this Summer tune and it crashes straight into the top ten as this week’s highest new entry!
4. The Shamen – “Move Any Mountain”
The Shamen are doing anything but moving any mountain or chart position as their biggest hit to date stays put for a third consecutive week.
3. Extreme – “More Than Words”
US rock group Extreme have been propping up the top spot for the past two weeks and move down one place to give someone else that opportunity.
2. Right Said Fred – “I’m Too Sexy”
That swap is made with Right Said Fred, who go up one place with their first chart hit single as they desperately want to be too sexy for the number two position!
1. Bryan Adams – “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”
Not this week though as Bryan Adams retains the top spot for a SIXTH week and becomes the first number one to do since Blackbox’s “Ride On Time”, two years ago! But can he possibly go one further and make it seven, or will Right Said Fred or Color Me Badd or even PM Dawn claim that prize next week? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!