Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 8th 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 2nd to Saturday 7th September 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, thirteen climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. The Cult – “Wild Hearted Son”
The Cult are our first new entry and it’s with a brand new song too! The band have been working hard to write and record the follow up to 1989’s “Sonic Temple” and will release the new album in three weeks time.
39. Saint Etienne – “Only Love Can Break Your Heart”
There’s another new entry and a top 40 debut next for British group Saint Etienne, who formed last year, although they’ve already had a top ten hit as Cola Boy with “7 Ways To Love” only a few months ago, using a different lead singer! They now have a new singer, Sarah Cracknell, in place and this is their debut debut single!
38. PJB featuring Hannah and Her Sisters – “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
This next new entry is a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s 1969 chart topper with dance act PBJ and singer Hannah Jones, who also represents her ‘sisters’ as their very first top 40 entry.
37. Wet Wet Wet – “Make It Tonight”
Coming back to the chart are Wet Wet Wet, who have new music on the horizon as their third studio album is about to be unleashed. This is the first cut and their first chart entry of 1991.
36. Human Resource – “Dominator”
Plenty of new entry’s this week and here is another one and a debut single from Dutch producers Human Resource, who are a trio of DJ’s and mixers from Ridderkerk.
35. Heavy D and The Boyz – “Now That We Found Love”
Possibly the last week on the chart for Heavy D and The Boyz as their huge first UK single achieves eleven weeks and takes a fall of twelve places.
34. Brothers In Rhythm – “Such A Good Feeling”
UK producers Steve Anderson and Dave Seaman go by the name of Brothers In Rhythm and this song, their second, was released at the beginning of this year, although it found little commercial success then. A number one on the dance chart has, however, brought it out again and this time it does!
33. Julian Lennon – “Saltwater”
We welcome Julian Lennon back to the UK top 40 this week for the first time since “Too Late For Goodbyes” back in 1984! This is the fist single to come from his fourth studio album, “Help Yourself”, which was released two weeks ago.
32. DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince – “Summertime”
With summertime fading away, DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince take a hit of fifteen places this week, right out of the top twenty.
31. Shabba Ranks and Maxi Priest – “Housecall”
There is good news for both Shabba Ranks and Maxi Priest with their collaboration, who move upwards for the third week running, two places higher than last week.
30. Bomb The Bass – “Winter In July”
Two months away from July and Bomb The Bass are still top 40 with their first charting single for nearly three years. It’s down eight, however, this week.
29. Midge Ure – “Cold Cold Heart”
Going down ten places is Midge Ure with this first top 40 hit in five years but he releases his new album, “Pure” in seven days time.
28. Bizarre Inc. – “Such A Feeling”
Brothers In Rhythm have “Such A Good Feeling”, so here is “Such A Feeling”, a new entry for UK dance quartet Bizarre Inc. who finally make the top 40 after four previous attempts.
27. Runrig – “Hearthammer” EP
A band that know all about that are Runrig, who finally made the top 40 last week for the very first time. It’s not been a great second week as they fall back two places.
26. Rozalla – “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)”
Rozalla made her chart debut last week with this dance floor filler and moves up fourteen places, one of this week’s two joint highest climbers.
25. Bryan Adams – “Can’t Stop This Thing We Started”
There’s an interesting situation this week as we will find out if Bryan Adams can stay top of the chart for a tenth week or not. Meantime, he’s released the follow up and it makes its chart debut here, so could he potentially knock himself off the top…?
24. The Shamen – “Move Any Mountain”
The Shamen leave the top twenty for the very first time with this track, which has now been on the chart for two whole months as they fall four places.
23. Cliff Richard – “More To Life”
The Christmas number one artist from last year, Cliff Richard, is back in the chart for the first time this year with new music, with a song that is the theme to a new TV drama series on BBC called Trainer.
22. Sonia – “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy”
Sonia is up two places this week with her cover of The Tams 1968 single, now ten places higher than the original reached.
21. Roxette – “The Big L”
Roxette are also up, five places for them with the third single to come from the album, “Joyride” and their seventh UK top 40 hit all told.
20. The Stone Roses – “I Wanna Be Adored”
The Stone Roses are back in the chart and they take top prize for the highest new entry with a track from their 1989 debut album that was not a hit first time around. This gives the band their fifth top twenty hit now from that album.