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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 15th September 1991

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 15th 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 9th to Saturday 14th 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 eight new entrys, ten climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Jason Donovan – “Happy Together”
Jason Donovan‘s cover of The Turtles 1967 hit takes a big slide of twenty one places this week, barely managing to stay top 40 for a fifth week.

39. Wet Wet Wet – “Make It Tonight”
And there’s no better news for Wet Wet Wet’s brand new single as it drops two places after last week’s new entry, the band’s lowest charting lead single so far…

38. Bros – “Try”
From one low charting single to anther and Bros are back with the follow up to “Are You Mine?”, which is a new entry this week, but their lowest since they debuted with “When Will I Be Famous?” back in January 1988.


37. Human Resource – “Dominator”
This could be a week of disappointment for a number or acts and Dutch producers Human Resource are another who gained their first UK top 40 entry last week but fall back one place in week two.

36. Sonia – “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy”
Sonia too as she goes down fourteen places with her latest single, which becomes her first not to make the top twenty!

35. Shabba Ranks and Maxi Priest – “Housecall”
Shabba Ranks and Maxi Priest have been climbing for two weeks now and they do so no longer as their joint collaboration goes back four places.

34. The Stone Roses – “I Wanna Be Adored”
And disappointment and shock also befalls The Stone Roses, who were last week’s highest new entry, but are down fourteen places just seven days later.

33. Kylie Minogue – “Word Is Out”
Kylie Minogue has enjoyed thirteen non-stop top ten hits since she made her debut in 1988 with “I Should Be So Lucky”. Her latest and newest track breaks that tally as she plummets seventeen places after just three weeks on the chart!

32. PJB featuring Hannah and Her Sisters – “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
Let’s have some good news now as chart newcomers PJB along with Hannah and Her Sisters climb six places with their cover of the Simon and Garfunkel classic.

31. Tina Turner – “Nutbush City Limits ’91”
After a successful ten years back in the charts, Tina Turner is launching a greatest hits album very soon and she offers with it this new version of her 1973 top five hit which brings the song back to the UK chart as a new entry this week.


30. Color Me Badd – “All 4 Love”
Two months on and Color Me Badd are still with us with their second big hit of 1991, which is down eighteen places.

29. Julian Lennon – “Saltwater”
Julian Lennon made his big chart comeback last week and, thankfully, his brand new single takes a step or four in the right direction this week.

28. REM – “The One I Love”
REM are back with a new entry and another single from their “Out Of Time” album, which gives them four UK top 40 hits this year now.


27. Roxette – “The Big L”
Roxette have had two top twenty hits this year, but the third single from “Joyride” does not follow suite, as it falls six places.

26. Extreme – “More Than Words”
Extreme’s biggest UK chart hit so far clocks in a ninth week with us as it goes down eleven places and out of the top twenty.

25. Brothers In Rhythm – “Such A Good Feeling”
Producers Steve Anderson and Dave Seaman aka Brothers In Rhythm finally joined the top 40 last week with this re-issue, which climbs nine places in week two.

24. Cliff Richard – “More To Life”
Another artist who will be disappointed this week is Cliff Richard with the theme from the new TV series, Trainer, which slips one place from its chart entry this time last week.

23. PM Dawn – “Set Adrift On Memory Bliss”
PM Dawn leave the top ten and the top twenty in one go as their Spandau Ballet ‘tribute’ is down thirteen places.

22. Crystal Waters – “Makin’ Happy”
Crystal Waters was indeed happy when her second single went top twenty last week but like so many others, she suffers a fall, of four places and out again.

21. Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – “Trust”
Good news for Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, who gain a new entry this week, their second UK top 40 hit and the second single to come from their current album, “God Fodder”.

20. Bizarre Inc. – “Such A Feeling”
With so many big droppers this week, you can expect an almost new upper half of the chart and it starts here with Bizarre Inc’s first top 40 hit going up eight places after their new entry last week.

19. Prince – “Cream”
Prince has a new album coming out at the end of the month and not satisfied with one new track on offer, he brings us a second with the new entry and in doing so, will have two singles in this section of the UK chart!

18. Bryan Adams – “Can’t Stop This Thing We Started”
The man who has held the top spot for ten weeks now also has two songs on the chart and this is his latest, which climbs seven places in week two.

17. Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch – “Good Vibrations”
Brother of New Kid Donnie Whalberg, Marky Mark and his Funky Bunch have had enough as they fall three places with their UK chart debut.

16. Simply Red – “Something Got Me Started”
Simply Red are back with new music for 1991 and this is the lead single from what will be their fourth studio album, which gives them a big new entry this week, putting them back in the top twenty for the first time in over two years.

15. T.Rex – “20th Century Boy”
T.Rex’s 1970’s classic has been steadily nearing the top three position it held eighteen years ago, but does so no longer as they reverse two places.

14. Arnee and The Terminators – “I’ll Be Back”
The ‘tribute’ to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest film character from Arnee and The Terminators leaves the top ten with a fall of six places.

13. Rozalla – “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)”
Rozalla was one of last week’s two joint highest climbers, but this week just does it on her own as with a climb of thirteen places, she is the greatest mover of them all. Again!


12. Martika – “Love…Thy Will Be Done”
Prince’s co-written song with Martika is one of many from her brand new second album that’s out here now as the lead single falls three places and out of the top ten.

11. Prince – “Gett Off”
And here he comes again! With a month on the UK chart now, Prince’s lead single from his upcoming new album is also down and out with a drop of five places.

10. Utah Saints – “What Can You Do For Me?”
The Utah Saints (from Yorkshire) are still moving in the right direction as their very first chart hit is up one more place and into the top ten.

9. Sabrina Johnston – “Peace”
Last week’s other joint highest climber came from newcomer Sabrina Johnston with her debut single, which climbs eight more places and also enters the top ten here in the UK.

8. Guns’N’Roses – “Don’t Cry”
Guns’N’Roses are back with the follow up to “You Could Be Mine” and get a second new entry in the UK top ten as they prepare to release their band nee album in a few weeks time.

7. Erasure – “Love To Hate You”
Pipping them to the post for this week’s highest new entry of all are Erasure, who also clock up a second top ten entry in a row this year with the follow up to “Chorus”, the title of their new album, which is out in a few weeks tim, also.

6. The Prodigy – “Charly”
The Prodigy have been a non-mover in third place for the past two weeks, but their TV commercial sampled debut is down three places this week.

5. Zoe – “Sunshine On A Rainy Day”
Zoe Pollack is also going down with her very first top 40 charting single, as she slips back one place, the sun still shining on her rainy day in the top five.

4. Oceanic – “Insanity”
Taking her place are Oceanic with their debut single, which is one place higher than it was seven days ago.

3. Salt’N’Pepa – “Let’s Talk About Sex”
Salt’N’Pepa want to talk about it and they do so four places higher than last week, and in doing so, this now becomes their highest UK chart placing since “Push It” in June 1988!

2. Right Said Fred – “I’m Too Sexy”
It seems a lifetime away that Right Said Fred reached the number two spot with their very first hit single and it seems an eternity still as the trio remain here, incredibly, for a SIXTH week!

1. Bryan Adams – “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”
And that too goes for Bryan Adams, who stays at number one for his ELEVENTH week with the biggest seller of this year and the longest continuous stay at the top for thirty six years! Slim Whitman did it in 1955 with “Rose Marie”. His next stop is Frankie Laine with “I Believe”, which achieved 18 weeks in 1953. Next week will be twelve, can he do it, or will Salt’N’Pepa or Oceanic stop him? There’s only one way to find out…

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