Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 22nd 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 16th to Saturday 21st 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 seven new entrys, fifteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Color Me Badd – “All 4 Love”
Color Me Badd’s second UK chart hit has been around for nine weeks now as they drop ten places. Last time it was one in the same week that one left.
39. Electronic – “Feel Every Beat”
Electronic have been reduced to a duo this year but have scored their first top ten hit with “Get The Message”. This is the follow up and it gives Messrs. Sumner and Marr a new entry.
38. Voice Of The Beehive – “I Think I Love You”
Voice Of The Beehive‘s biggest hit for three years has just left us as the quartet released their second album, “Honey Lingers”. For the follow up, they’ve covered TV’s Partridge Family’s 1970 US number one and it puts them back in the UK top 40 straight away!
37. Fish – “Internal Exile”
Mr. Fish, formerly of Marillion fame, comes back to the UK singles chart this week with new music, his first since his debut album, “Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors”, released at the beginning of last year.
36. PM Dawn – “Set Adrift On Memory Bliss”
We could be saying goodbye to PM Dawn next week as their big top three hit, which samples Spandau’s “True”, goes down thirteen places.
35. Ozzy Osbourne – “No More Tears”
Former Black Sabbeth single Ozzy Osbourne hasn’t had a solo chart hit since 1986 and so two albums on, he makes his return to the top 40 with the first song to come from what will be his sixth studio album.
34. Extreme – “More Than Words”
American rockers Extreme reach ten weeks on the chart with their second UK charting single, which is one of the year’s biggest sellers and falls eight places this week.
33. Bros – “Try”
Matt and Luke returned with their lowest chart entry for three years last week. They remain themselves a bit with a climb of five on this weeks chart.
32. Belinda Carlisle – “Live Your Life Be Free”
Belinda Carlisle enjoyed nearly two years of chart hits from her last album and we last saw her earlier in the year with “Summer Rain”. She’s back now with brand new music, however, and enters the top 40 with the first song from what will be her fourth solo album.
31. Cliff Richard – “More To Life”
Cliff’s theme from the TV series Trainer lost its way in its second week on the chart and does so ever more in week three as he goes down seven places.
30. Roxette – “The Big L”
There’s a little fall for Roxette this week with their latest, which goes down three places after a month on the chart.
29. Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – “Trust”
Also going down are Ned’s Atomic Dustbin after their new entry last week, their first of 1991, which drops eight places.
28. Crystal Waters – “Makin’ Happy”
Crystal Waters is makin’ happy six places lower than she was and like Roxette, she too clocks up a month in the top 40.
27. Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch – “Good Vibrations”
Marky Mark and his Funky Bunch with use of Loletta Holloway’s vocals are slipping ten places and out of the top twenty this week.
26. Arnee and The Terminators – “I’ll Be Back”
Following them and down twelve are Arnee and The Terminators with their tribute to the actor and the character with their first single release.
25. PJB featuring Hannah and Her Sisters – “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
PJB featuring Hannah and Her Sisters are on the up again this week with their cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s 60’s hit, which is up a much bigger seven places than it did last week.
24. Marc Almond – “Jacky”
Soft Cell with Marc Almond returned to the chart with “Tainted Love” a few months ago but now Marc is back on his own and with new material giving him a new entry this week.
23. Tina Turner – “Nutbush City Limits ’91”
Reviving an old classic is Tina Turner who entered the chart last week ahead of her upcoming best of, which is called “Simply The Best”. She’s up eight places this week.
22. T.Rex – “20th Century Boy”
The re-released T.Rex top three hit from 1973 leaves the upper half of the chart as they descend seven places.
21. Martika – “Love…They Will Be Done”
And so does Martika with her collaboration with Prince, which is down nine places and we have two more from him yet to come…
20. REM – “The One I Love”
REM return to the UK top twenty this week, where they have enjoyed their best success here so far this year as they go up eight places.
19. The Scorpions – “Wind Of Change”
German rock band The Scorpions were last high on the UK singles chart back in 1979 with “Is There Anybody There?”. Twelve years later, they make their return with this track from their eleventh studio album, “Crazy World”, and in doing so are this week’s highest new entry!