Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 29th 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 23rd to Saturday 28th 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 ten new entrys, twelve climbers and seven non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Electronic – “Feel Every Beat”
Not a good week for Electronic with the follow up to their first top ten hit earlier this year. They drop back one place following their new entry this time last week.
39. Oleta Adams – “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”
Here comes a lady we’ve not seen since the early months of this year, Oleta Adams, who scored her first UK top ten hit with “Get Here”. This time she’s back with a cover of an Elton John hot and she is also this week’s first new entry.
38. Alice Cooper – “Love’s A Loaded Gun”
Also back for a second try this year is Alice Cooper with the follow up to “Hey Stoopid” and the second single from his brand new album of the same name.
37. Cathy Dennis – “Too Many Walls”
Cathy Dennis has enjoyed amazing solo success this year with her top three debut album and two chart hits so far. Here comes number three as a new entry and she will be hoping for a third top twenty hit at the very least.
36. 2 Unlimited – “Get Ready For This”
2 Unlimited are a Dutch duo of Ray Slijngaard and Anita Doth while the men behind this new project were also responsible for last year’s top ten hit, “Don’t Miss The Party Line”, under the name of Bizz Nizz. All together, this is their debut single and it is a new entry this week.
35. Kiri Te Kanawa – “World In Union”
The new entry’s keep coming as do the chart debuts. This time it’s New Zealand opera singer Kiri Te Kanawa making her UK chart debut with the theme from this years Rugby world cup.
34. Marillion – “Dry Land”
Marillion keep the new entry’s coming with the third single from their latest album, “Holidays In Eden” and the follow up to “No One Can”.
33. Gloria Estefan – “Live For Loving You”
There’s another new entry, this time from Gloria Estefan with the fourth single to come from her album, “Into The Light”, to give her four UK top 40 chart entry’s to date.
32. Ozzy Osbourne – “No More Tears”
Let’s have a break from new ones and note that one of last week’s, from Ozzy Osbourne, is moving up three places in his second week.
31. DJ Carl Cox – “I Want You (Forever)”
As the name suggests, Carl Cox is indeed a DJ and this is his second single. But by appearing here today, it marks the first time he makes the UK top 40 with a commercial release!
30. Monty Python’s Flying Circus – “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life”
The Monty Python team haven’t been together since 1983 but they make the UK singles chart this week with a track from the film ‘Life Of Brian’ that was released in 1980 and became a top ten hit in Australia.
29. Guns’N’Roses – “Don’t Cry”
Just three weeks in and Guns’N’Roses latest is down twelve places as they prepare to release their brand new album, “Use Your Illusion”.
28. T.Rex – “20th Century Boy”
T.Rex can boast of seven weeks on the chart this time with the re-issue of their 1973 top three hit, which is down six places this week.
27. Bros – “Try”
Matt and Luke are moving up again this week and it’s a few more places than last week, six higher for them, although this is still their lowest charting single yet.
26. Martika – “Love…They Will Be Done”
Two months later and Martika‘s new single is top thirty on the UK singles chart. Her co-penned number with Prince is down five places this week.
25. Voice Of The Beehive – “I Think I Love You”
Those people called Voice Of The Beehive returned to the UK chart last week and move up thirteen places in week two with their cover of The Partridge Family 1970 hit.
24. Prince – “Gett Off”
Here come Prince with the first of two singles he has on the chart. This one leaves the top twenty, down six places.
23. Tina Turner – “Nutbush City Limits ’91”
Tina Turner has a non-mover this week with the new version of her 1960’s classic with former husband Ike. Her greatest hits album is set for released this time next month.
22. Kenny Thomas – “Best Of You”
British singer Kenny Thomas has had a superb year so far with two big hit singles and he’s about to release his debut album. This is single number three and it’s not only a new entry this week, but the highest as well!
21. PJB featuring Hannah and Her Sisters – “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
The new version of Simon and Garfunkel’s classic song from dance collective PJB featuring Hannah and Her Sisters is climbing again this week. They near the top twenty with a rise of four places.
20. Belinda Carlisle – “Live Your Life Be Free”
Belinda Carlisle is back in the top twenty for the first time in twelve months. Her brand new single is up twelve places this week.
19. Prince – “Cream”
And here comes Prince with single number two, which is down four places this week. The album from which both songs come from is out next week, however.
18. The Prodigy – “Charly”
The Prodigy have never known life outside the top ten. That’s where they debuted with this song, six weeks ago, but descend nine places and out in week seven.
17. Marc Almond – “Jacky”
Former Soft Celler, Marc Almond came back onto the chart by himself last week and has a good second week with a climb of seven places.
16. REM – “The One I Love”
REM are up four places with the re-issued track from their little-bought 1987 album, “Document”, which is also now finding its feet here.
15. Bryan Adams – “Can’t Stop This Thing We Started”
Poor Bryan Adams! Twelve weeks on top of the chart (to date) but the follow up stops way short of target and actually falls three places!
14. Brothers In Rhythm – “Such A Good Feeling”
Producers Steve Anderson and Dave Seaman must get getting such a good feeling as their biggest chart hit so far moves up two more places this week.
13. Bizarre Inc. – “Such A Feeling”
And oddly enough, Bizarre Inc. come next with their feeling, although we don’t know if it’s a good one, which is up just one place.
12. Utah Saints – “What Can You Do For Me?”
Time, it seems, has run out for the Utah Saints as their debut single falls two places and out of the top ten, where it’s been a non-mover for the past two weeks.
11. Simply Red – “Something Got Me Started”
Speaking of non-movers, that’s exactly what Simply Red do with their brand new single and the first from their forthcoming new album, which holds tight just outside the top ten for a second week.
10. Julian Lennon – “Saltwater”
Julian Lennon was last in the top ten back in 1984 with “Too Late For Goodbyes”. Seven years later, he makes his return as last week’s highest climber is up three more places.
9. Zoe – “Sunshine On A Rainy Day”
Zoe Pollack‘s debut single from last years has sold many more bucket loads in its remixed form and it’s been top ten for six weeks too. She’s down three places though, this week.
8. Sabrina Johnston – “Peace”
American singer Sabrina Johnston‘s debut single moved into the top ten two weeks ago and seems to have settled ‘peacefully’ here as she is a non-mover.
7. Right Said Fred – “I’m Too Sexy”
The years’ biggest selling number two song is down two places this week as Right Said Fred get a ninth week inside the top ten.
6. Rozalla – “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)”
Rozalla is up one place with her first UK chart hit as she continues to spread her message of freedom and feeling good.
5. The Scorpions – “Wind Of Change”
German band The Scorpions made a big chart entrance last week with this re-released song from last year. It was the highest new entry and they go from that to this week’s highest climber of fourteen places and bag their very first UK top ten hit as well!