UK number one 1991

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 1st September 1991

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 1st September 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 26th to Saturday 31st 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 two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Rozalla – “Everybody’s Free”
We have a chart debut and a new entry to kick off with, 27 year old Zambian born singer Rozalla released her first single last year, which didn’t chart commercially, but her second does, as she brings her dance/rave anthem to the UK top 40.


39. Queensryche – “Jet City Woman”
Queensryche are back with a new entry this week, the third single to come from their “Empire” album and the follow up to “Best I Can”.

38. Voice Of The Beehive – “Monsters And Angels”
With over two months on the chart, Voice Of The Beehive have done well with their comeback single and first for over three years, which does fall thirteen places this week.

37. Status Quo – “Can’t Give You More”
The Quo get a chart entry this week, following in the footsteps of both parts of their “Anniversary Waltz” last year.


36. C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams – “Things That Make You Go Hmm…”
Clivilles and Cole and singer Freedom Williams continue to question what makes them go “Hmm”, ten weeks on and down nine places.

35. The Farm – “Mind”
The Farm may also ask what makes themselves go “Hmm” as their latest single falls back four places this week.

34. Guns’N’Roses – “You Could Be Mine”
With nine weeks on the UK chart this time, its been the longest that a single Guns’N’Roses song has been around so far and it’s down eleven places.

33. Shabba Ranks and Maxi Priest – “Housecall”
US artist Shabba Ranks and UK singer Maxi Priest joined forces last week to bring this track to the chart and it goes up three places, seven days later.

32. Motley Crue – “Primal Scream”
You’ve heard of Primal Scream the band, well here is a song called “Primal Scream”, that comes from US group Motley Crue who come back to the UK chart with new music as they prepare to release their first greatest hits album, celebrating ten years in the business.

31. Sabrina Johnston – “Peace”
There’s another chart newcomer this week with American singer Sabrina Johnston releasing her debut single six days ago and making the chart with a song she has co-written about peace, in the wake of the recent war in the Gulf.

30. EMF – “Lies”
One of last week’s new entry’s came from EMF but seven days later, they fall two places, their first single not to make the top twenty.

29. Crystal Waters – “Makin’ Happy”
Crystal Waters had a number two hit with her debut single three months ago and she’s back with the follow up for a new entry this week and hoping for at least a second top ten hit.


28. Deacon Blue – “Twist And Shout”
Deacon Blue‘s latest top ten hit is down six places this week, the second single to come from their current third album, “Fellow Hoodlums”.

27. Dire Straits – “Calling Elvis”
Last week, Dire Straits achieved their first UK top 40 hit single for six years, the first to come from a new album they have coming out, but like Deacon Blue, they are going down six places, after just one week on the chart.

26. Roxette – “The Big L”
Per and Marie have so far released two singles off their album, “Joyride”, and here comes the third, the follow up to “Fading Like A Flower”.

25. Runrig – “Hearthammer” (EP)
Scottish band Runrig formed in 1973 and have been releasing material since 1978 but have never had a top 40 singles chart entry…until today as we welcome them, finally, after eighteen years of trying!

24. Sonia – “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy”
One lady who is accustomed to having chart hits for two years now is Sonia, who gained a new entry last week with her latest that goes up ten places this week.

23. Heavy D and The Boyz – “Now That We Found Love”
Heavy D and The Boyz first UK chart entry has been a huge success as they notch up ten weeks on the chart and leave the top twenty, down four places.

22. Bomb The Bass – “Winter In July”
It may now be September, but Bomb The Bass are still two months behind, seven weeks on and down seven places with their latest.

21. Simple Minds – “Stand By Love”
It’s not been a good week for Simple Minds with the third single from their current album, when came onto the chart last week and drops eight places on this.

20. The Shamen – “Move Any Mountain”
The Shamen‘s biggest singles chart hit so far remains top twenty this week, down four places as they descend the mountain slowly.

19. Midge Ure – “Cold Cold Heart”
Also going down is Midge Ure with his first chart hit for six years, which slips back two places as he prepares to release his new album in two weeks time.

18. Kylie Minogue – “Word Is Out”
Kylie Minogue is back in the chart for the third time this year, but it is with new music as she becomes this week’s highest new entry with the prospect of her fourth album coming before the end of the year, although this is, in fact, her lowest chart entry since her debut single, “I Should Be So Lucky”, in January 1988.


17. DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince – “Summertime”
As summertime comes to an end, so does DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince’s time in the chart as they take a lazy descent of just three places this week.

16. Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch – “Good Vibrations”
Younger brother of New Kid Donnie Whalberg, Marky Mark, made his chart debut last week with his Funky Bunch with this sampled tune, that moves up thirteen places and into the top twenty this week and it’s the highest climber as well!

15. T.Rex – “20th Century Boy”
Marc Bolan and T.Rex’s former chart hit from 1973 is on the up again this week, five places for them, as they move closer to the top three position they held eighteen years ago.

14. Utah Saints – “What Can You Do For Me?”
The Utah Saints come from Harrogate in Yorkshire and this is their debut single, which three weeks on is four places higher than it was this time last week!

13. Salt’N’Pepa – “Let’s Talk About Sex”
Seven days after they re-joined us, Salt’N’Pepa’s latest release comes into the top twenty with a climb of eleven places.

12. Jason Donovan – “Happy Together”
I am sure that Jason Donovan will be anything but happy as his cover of The Turtles 1967 classic is down two places and back to where he came in, three weeks ago!

11. Extreme – “More Than Words”
Leaving the UK top ten for the very first time are US band Extreme with their biggest hit here, which is down four places, having spent the last six weeks there from chart entry.

10. Color Me Badd – “All 4 Love”
Color Me Badd stay top ten this week, just, with the follow up to their number one, which is down six places.

9. Martika – “Love…They Will Be Done”
Going up three places is Martika with her co-written song with Prince, who we will hear form a bit later, which brings her back into the UK top ten for the first time since November 1989.

8. Oceanic – “Insanity”
British dance act Oceanic bring their debut single into the top ten this week who also make a climb of three places.

7. PM Dawn – “Set Adrift On Memory Bliss”
PM Dawn’s second UK chart hit and their biggest so far has been a non-mover for the past two weeks, but drops four places today.

6. Zoe – “Sunshine On A Rainy Day”
Singer Zoe Pollack‘s first chart hit and the remix of her single from last year continues to make small strides with a climb of two paces this week.

5. Arnee and The Terminators – “I’ll Be Back”
Also climbing is last week’s highest of all from the band known as ‘Arnee and The Terminators’, who are four places higher than they were.

4. Prince – “Gett Off”
The man with two penned tracks in the top ten this week and also last week’s highest new entry is Prince, his brand new song is up one place seven days on.

3. The Prodigy – “Charly”
Also up one are The Prodigy with their debut single as they come into the top three, three weeks in.

2. Right Said Fred – “I’m Too Sexy”
Holding on for a FOURTH week in second place are Right Said Fred with their debut single, which refuses to do anything other than!

1. Bryan Adams – “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”
Which mean he’s done it! Bryan Adams equals Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s stay at the top of NINE weeks with his love theme from ‘Robin Hood, Prince Of Thieves’! But can he go one further and make it ten, or will The Prodigy, Prince or Arnee and his Terminators stop him? There’s only one way to find out…

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