Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 25th 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 19th to Saturday 24th 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 eleven new entrys, twelve climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Stevie Nicks – “Sometimes It’s A Bitch”
Stevie Nicks is back in the UK top 40 with this weeks first new entry. She has a new best of coming out and this is one of the brand new tracks on it.
39. The Black Crowes – “Hard To Handle”
US rock band The Black Crowes formed in 1984 but so far have not achieved chart success over here. This is a re-release of a track from their debut album, originally released last year but it fell just short of the top 40. No so second time round as it re-enters six places higher than before!
38. 808 State – “Lift/Open Your Mind”
The latest offering from 808 State came onto the chart last week and they climb two places with it this week.
37. Big Country – “Republican Party Reptile”
There’s a new entry and a chart comeback for Big Country this week with a new album on the way and this marks their first top 40 entry since “Peace In Our Time” in 1989.
36. Shabba Ranks and Maxi Priest – “Housecall”
Shabba Ranks made his UK chart debut with Scritti Politti earlier this year. He’s back for a second time and he’s joined up with Maxi Priest for this new entry.
35. Amy Grant – “Every Heartbeat”
After two weeks in the same position, Amy Grant‘s latest UK chart hit drops ten places after just five weeks on the chart this time around.
34. Sonia – “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy”
Sonia is back with a new entry this week. After her recent top ten success, she covers The Tams’ 1968 single, which reached No.32 over here. She’s only two places under that, so can she better it this time next week…?
33. Tin Machine – “You Belong In Rock’N’Roll”
Tin Machine, fronted by David Bowie, came on to the top 40 for the very first time last week with the lead single from their forthcoming second album. This week sees them go up six places.
32. Karyn White – “Romantic”
Bad news for Karyn White this week as her UK chart comeback single is down nine places after just one week of going in the other direction.
31. The Farm – “Mind”
The Farm are up four places in their second week with the first new music since their “Spartacus” album last year, which yielded two top ten hits.
30. The Young Disciples – “Apparently Nothing”
The Young Disciples’ first chart hit leaves the top twenty this week, down fifteen places.
29. Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch – “Good Vibrations”
You know of Donnie Whalberg from New Kids On The Block, well this is his younger brother come to make his mark on the world charts and he’s covered “Good Vibrations” with singer Loleatta Holloway, who was the singer on Blackbox’s six week chart topper, “Ride On Time”!
28. EMF – “Lies”
British band EMF get a new entry this week, their fourth since their debuted last Autumn and the follow up to “Children” back in May.
27. C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams – “Things That Make You Go Hmm…”
The chart winning combination of C&C Music Factory and singer Freedom Williams has produced three straight top ten hits in the UK so far. The latest has been around for nine weeks now, but falls eleven places.
26. Sophie Lawrence – “Love’s Unkind”
Eastenders actress turned singer Sophie Lawrence has not matched Donna Summer’s peak position with her cover, which serves as her debut single and is going down four places this week.
25. Voice Of The Beehive – “Monsters And Angels”
And also going down after nearly two months of solid climbing are Voice Of The Beehive, which leave the top twenty, down eight places. Ther new album, “Honey Lingers”, is out now, however!
24. Salt’N’Pepa – “Let’s Talk About Sex”
Salt’N’Pepa made a big chart comeback two months ago and got their highest and best seller since “Push It” three years ago. Here comes the follow up, which gives them a big new entry this week.
23. Guns’N’Roses – “You Could Be Mine”
From one ‘N’ to another, Guns’N’Roses biggest UK chart hit to date finally leaves the top twenty this week, where its been for the past seven weeks, as they fall five places.
22. Deacon Blue – “Twist And Shout”
Scottish stars Deacon Blue left the top ten two weeks ago and have since been propping the rest up as a non-mover with their latest offering, which descends eleven places.
21. Dire Straits – “Calling Elvis”
Amazingly, Dire Straits have not had a top 40 hit single since “Your Latest Trick”, five years ago! They have a new album on the horizon, their first since “Brothers In Arms” released a year earlier and they make a welcome return with the lead single from that new collection.
20. Marc Bolan and T.Rex – “20th Century Boy”
The re-release of T.Rex’s 1972 hits has a great week as it comes back into the top twenty for the first time in nineteen years with a huge climb of eighteen places.
19. Heavy D and The Boyz – “Now That We Found Love”
The first UK chart hit for Heavy D and The Boyz has been in the top ten for seven weeks now but is so no longer as they fall nine places.
18. Utah Saints – “What Can You Do For Me?”
British duo Utah Saints made their chart debut last week with this heavily sampled track and it does them good as seven days later they go up eight places.
17. Midge Ure – “Cold Cold Heart”
Also going up is former Ultravox singer Midge Ure with his first solo chart hit for six years, which is two places higher that it was this time last week.
16. The Shamen – “Move Any Mountain”
The Shamen‘s second top 40 charting single is so far their biggest. After five weeks in the top ten, they leave with a drop of ten places.
15. Bomb The Bass – “Winter In July”
There’s an almost new top ten this week as we continue the clearout with Bomb The Bass going down eight places, having been a non-mover for the last three weeks.
14. DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince – “Summertime”
And it would appear the summertime is over for DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince as their biggest UK chart hit so far is also out and down six places.
13. Simple Minds – “Stand By Love”
Simple Minds get a big new entry this week with the third single from their “Real Life” album, which also gives them three top twenty hits in a row as the follow up to “See The Lights” and “Let There Be Love”.