Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 18th 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 12th to Saturday 17th 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 ten new entrys, eight climbers and five non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. 808 State – “Lift/Open Your Mind”
808 State are the first new entry this week with the fourth single from their current album, “Ex:el”, but only the third to make it this far.
39. Tin Machine – “You Belong In Rock’N’Roll”
Tin Machine are a joint UK/US band that formed two years ago and released their debut album later that year. So far they have yet to break the top 40 singles chart, but that all changes today with the first track to come from their upcoming second album.
38. Marc Bolan and T.Rex – “20th Century Boy”
There’s a chart re-entry next for Marc Bolan and T.Rex with the reissue of their 1973 top three hit, which features on a new best of coming out and it gives them their highest charting single since 1976!
37. Cathy Dennis – “Just Another Dream”
Cathy Dennis falls eighteen places this week with her second chart hit of this year, both from her top three hit album, “Move To This”.
36. Blur – “Bang”
Blur are also down with their second top 40 hit single, which is falls twelve places after three weeks on the chart.
35. The Farm – “Mind”
We welcome back The Farm this week with a new entry. After two big top ten hits, the band will be hoping for another with this new track.
34. Cher – “Love And Understanding”
Cher’s latest top ten hit is down fourteen places, taken from her number one album, “Love Hurts”.
33. Michael Bolton – “Time, Love And Tenderness”
Also falling is Michael Bolton with his latest from the album of the same name, which is down five places.
32. Arnee and The Terminaters – “I’ll Be Back”
Arnee and The Terminaters are a parody band who obviously like Mr. Schwarzenegger and his catchphrase from his film, “The Terminator”. It gives them a chart entry with their debut single.
31. Vanilla Ice – “Satisfaction”
Vanilla Ice was last week’s highest climber but that’s all he gets as his latest is going down nine places and out of the top thirty.
30. Metallica – “Enter Sandman”
Metallica’s brand new single takes a massive dive of twenty one places in its third week as it leaves the top ten!
29. REM – “Near Wild Heaven”
And dropping on only their second week on the chart are REM, who are two places lower and miss the upper half of the chart for the first time this year.
28. De La Soul – “A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays”
De La Soul’s latest is down again this week, but just five places for them with their seventh UK chart hit to date.
27. Jason Donovan – “Any Dream Will Do”
Leaving the top twenty for the first time is Jason Donovan‘s former number one, which now accumulates ten weeks on the chart. And he has another single on the way very soon…
26. Utah Saints – “What Can You Do For Me?”
British producer Jez Willis and Tim Garbutt are the Utah Saints and they bring their own brand of rave and dance music along with a bit of The Eurythmics and Gwen Guthrie in the mix with their debut single, which enters the chart this week.
25. Amy Grant – “Every Heartbeat”
Amy Grant‘s heart still beat’s but a little less this week as her second UK chart hit is a non-mover and remains where it ascended to this time last week.
24. OMD – “Pandora’s Box”
OMD’s second chart hit of this year leaves the top twenty as they fall ten places with the latest from their most successful studio album for eight years.
23. Karyn White – “Romantic”
Karyn White came back to the UK chart last week after two years away with a brand new song and it’s up seven places, seven days on.
21. Sophie Lawrence – “Love’s Unkind”
Eastenders actress Sophie Lawrence is on the up too for a second week as her cover of Donna Summer’s classic is four places higher.
21. Oceanic – “Insanity”
A number of chart newcomers this week and here comes another with British dance trio Oceanic bring their debut single to the top 40 after just six days on sale!
20. Level 42 – “Guaranteed”
Level 42 returned to the chart last week for the first time in two years with new music, but the first single from their upcoming album, drops three places in its second week.
19. Midge Ure – “Cole Cold Heart”
Performing much better in week two is Midge Ure, who also made his big chart return after an absence of five years. He’s up twelve places and into the top twenty for the first time since “If I Was” in 1985.
18. Guns’N’Roses – “You Could Be Mine”
Guns’N’Roses did a yo-yo last week and went back up the chart with their biggest UK hit to date, but come back down again this week, by two places.
17. Voice Of The Beehive – “Monsters And Angels”
Still going strong, seven weeks later are Voice Of The Beehive with their latest hit, which is up one more place.
16. C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams – “Things That Make You Go Hmm…”
With eight weeks now on the chart are C&C Music Factory with their latest smash hit, which is down four places, having spent seven weeks in the upper half of the chart.
15. Young Disciples – “Apparently Nothing”
It looks like the Young Disciples have peaked as their first top 40 hit drops back two places this week.
14. Zoe – “Sunshine On A Rainy Day”
Last year, Zoe Pollack released her debut single, but without much success. Thanks to some reproduction by Martin ‘Youth’ Glover, the new version of the same song does as she makes her top 40 debut this week with a big new entry.