Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 6th October 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 30th September to Saturday 5th October 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 six new entrys, ten climbers and five non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Bros – “Try”
Well…they ‘tried’. Bros achieve their very first single not to make the top twenty as they go down thirteen places this week.
39. Prince – “Gett Off”
One of two Prince songs on the chart as he releases his brand new album, “Diamonds And Pearls”. This one is down fifteen places.
38. Alice Cooper – “Love’s A Loaded Gun”
Going nowhere, perhaps thankfully, is Alice Cooper’s latest single, which came in here last week and is still in the same position in week two.
37. CeCe Peniston – “Finally”
Cecilia Veronica Peniston has recently been signed to A&M Records to develop her as a house/dance artist. This is her debut single and it arrives here, in the UK, commercially this week.
36. Extreme – “Decadence Dance”
Extreme are back with a new entry, their third of this year and the follow up to their massive chart hit, “More Than Words”.
35. Marc Cohn – “Walking In Memphis”
Marc Cohn is new to the UK singles chart, although he’s been recording since 1986. This is the first to come from his debut album, which was released at home in America earlier this year, as was this song. It reached No.13 there and it breaks the UK top 40 this week.
34. Gloria Estefan – “Live For Loving You”
Not such a good week for Gloria Estefan with the latest single from her “Into The Light” album, as it drops one place from its entry this time last week.
33. Oleta Adams – “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”
Faring much better is Oleta Adams with her cover of Elton John’s 1974 US top three hit, which rises, like the sun, six places higher than last week.
32. Mariah Carey – “Emotions”
Coming back with a new album soon is another American singer, Mariah Carey. This is the title track from her second album and it gives her a fourth UK top 40 chart entry since her debut, “Vision Of Love“, last Summer.
31. The Prodigy – “Charly”
The Prodigy have been helping Charly to give his advice to all good clubbers for eight weeks now but this could be their last as they go down thirteen places.
30. Tina Turner – “Nutbush City Limits ’91”
The new version of Tina Turner’s 1968 hit is down seven places this week, having been a non-mover for the past two.
29. Morrissey – “My Love Life”
Morrissey is back with a new entry. This time it’s all about his love life, having been “Pregnant For The Last Time” only two months ago!
28. Prince – “Cream”
Here comes that man again with the second of his new songs from the album, “Diamonds And Pearls”. This one is down nine places.
27. Cathy Dennis – “Too Many Walls”
Going the other way is Cathy Dennis with the latest single from her top three album, “Move To This”. The song came onto the chart last week and is up ten places, this.
26. Bryan Adams – “Can’t Stop This Thing We Started”
Going down eleven places is the man who has held the top spot for over three months now and the follow up seems to be leaving before he’s even left the top!
25. Voice Of The Beehive – “I Think I Love You”
Voice Of The Beehive‘s cover of The Partridge Family 1970 hit is a non-mover this week, staying right where they ascended to last week.
24. DJ Carl Cox – “I Want You (Forever)”
DJ and producer Carl Cox came onto the top 40 for the first time last week with this track and he’s moving on up seven places, seven days later.
23. REM – “The One I Love”
REM leave the top twenty with the re-issue of their 1987 single, which is down seven places and out of the upper half of the chart.
22. Public Enemy – “Can’t Truss It”
Public Enemy return to the UK singles chart this week with this new track from their forthcoming fourth studio album, which is the highest new entry of them all.
21. PJB featuring Hannah and Her Sisters – “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
There’s a few non-moving singles on this week’s chart and PJB featuring Hannah and Her Sisters are another of them, defiantly staying just outside of the upper half of the chart for a second week.
20. Utah Saints – “What Can You Do For Me?”
The Utah Saints debut single registers two months on the chart this week and it’s still top twenty, but down eight places.
19. 2 Unlimited – “Get Ready For This”
Get ready for some big climbers coming as last week’s new entry’s all take a big step up and it starts with 2 Unlimited who rise seventeen places with their very first top 40 hit.
18. Marc Almond – “Jacky”
Going the other way is Marc Almond with his brand new single, dropping one place lower than he was.
17. Brothers In Rhythm – “Such A Good Feeling”
That also goes for the Brothers In Rhythm as they experience not a good felling, down three places this week.
16. Simply Red – “Something Got Me Started”
Simply Red’s new album, “Stars”, is out now and it shows as the lead single is down five places, having been a non-mover outside the top ten for the past two weeks.
15. Bizarre Inc. – “Such A Feeling”
Bizarre Inc, with their similar titled song to Brothers In Rhythm, will also not be feeling so good as they take two paces backwards.
14. Belinda Carlisle – “Live Your Life Be Free”
It has been another good week for Belinda Carlisle. The title track from her new album, which is out next week, is up six places.
13. Kenny Thomas – “Best Of You”
Also going up is last week’s highest new entry from Kenny Thomas, who returns to the top twenty for the third time this year, up nine places.
12. Zoe – “Sunshine On A Rainy Day”
Two months on and Zoe‘s remixed and re-released debut single is still on the chart. She leaves the top ten this week, down three places.
11. Kiri Te Kanawa – “World In Union”
This year’s Rugby world cup anthem comes from New Zealand opera singer Kiri Te Kanawa. She made her UK chart debut last week and with an enormous climb of twenty four places, she is this week’s highest!