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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 13th October 1991

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 13th 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 7th to Saturday 12th 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 ten new entrys, ten climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Beverley Craven – “Woman To Woman”
We start this week’s new entry’s with the return of Beverley Craven with her third single to reach the top 40 this year, all from her self-titled debut album.

39. Union featuring England World Cup Squad – “Swing Low”
Rugby fever hits us this year now with two songs dedicated to the game in the chart and this one is a new entry for the band Union and the English team.


38. REM – “The One I Love”
REM are down fifteen places with the re-issue of a 1987 single, which has spent five weeks in the top 40 this time, five more than they achieved four years ago!

37. Cher – “Save Up All Your Tears”
Cher is back with another single from this year’s “Love Hurts” album and the follow up to her top ten hit, “Love And Understanding”.

36. T99 – “Nocturne”
T99 are back with a new chart entry, the same duo that brought us “Anasthasia” earlier this year return for a second slice of UK chart action.

35. Oleta Adams – “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”
Oleta Adams‘ cover of Elton John’s 1973 hit features on a new album of Elton covers from some of the world’s biggest artists. The single, however, drops back two places this week.

34. Don Mclean – “American Pie”
Coming back to the UK singles chart, also from the 1970’s, is Don Mclean’s 1971 US chart topper, which made No.2 over here back then. Can he go that one step more twenty years later…?

33. Slade – “Radio Wall Of Sound”
UK band Slade are back in the top 40 for the first time since 1984 this week with a brand new track that will feature on a new greatest hits album that’s coming out later this month.


32. CeCe Peniston – “Finally”
American dance singer CeCe Peniston made her UK chart debut last week with this, her debut single, and it’s going up five places in week two.

31. PJB featuring Hannah and Her Sisters – “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
The new version of Simon and Garfunkel’s classic from PJB featuring Hannah and Her Sisters has been a non-mover just outside the top twenty for two weeks now but is so no longer as they all fall ten places.

30. Public Enemy – “Can’t Truss It”
And it’s not so good news for last week’s highest new entry from Public Enemy, who also go down, eight places with their chart return!

29. Utah Saints – “What Can You Do For Me?”
The Utah Saints are also down, nine places for them, but then they have been on the chart for nine weeks now with their debut single!

28. Voice Of The Beehive – “I Think I Love You”
Going down three places are Voice Of The Beehive with their cover of The Partridge Family 1970 hit, which has been a non-mover for the past two weeks.

27. Enya – “Caribbean Blue”
Back in 1988, Ireland’s Enya topped the chart with “Orinoco Flow” but she’s been quiet since the follow up to that song at the end of the year. Not now as she returns with new music and a new entry with the lead single from what will be her third studio album.

26. Moby – “Go”
American producer Richard Hall calls himself Moby and after working in the clubs for the past few years, he now makes it commercially with his very first UK chart entry and a taster of his upcoming debut album, which he is currently writing.


25. Mariah Carey – “Emotions”
Mariah Carey did that last year. This year she has new music on the way and this is the title track from that new album, which is up seven places.

24. Brothers In Rhythm – “Such A Good Feeling”
It’s been such a good feeling for Brothers In Rhythm having now spent eight weeks on the UK top 40 with this track, even if they fall seven places and out of the top twenty.

23. DJ Carl Cox – “I Want You (Forever)”
Going the other way and climbing again this week, even if it’s just one place, is DJ and producer Carl Cox with his first UK top 40 single.

22. Marc Cohn – “Walking In Memphis”
Marc Cohn is a UK top 40 debut artist with this track that was released earlier this year. It goes up thirteen places here this week which makes him one of the two joint highest to move that many places!


21. Simply Red – “Something Got Me Started”
Leaving the top twenty are Simply Red with the lead single from their current number one album, “Stars”, which is down five places.

20. Zoe – “Sunshine On A Rainy Day”
As Zoe‘s sunshine fades and the rains come harder, so does her first chart hit, which falls eight places this week.

19. Sabrina Johnston – “Peace”
Sabrina Johnston‘s ‘peace’ is also wearing thin as she falls nine places and leaves the top ten with her very first UK chart hit.

18. Marc Almond – “Jacky”
Marc Almond’s latest and newest single fell one place last week and he may be glad to hear that’s where he stays for a second week.

17. Cathy Dennis – “Too Many Walls”
Good news and consistent news for Cathy Dennis, who went up ten places last week and does exactly the same this week to bag her third top twenty hit of this year!

16. Bizarre Inc. – “Such A Feeling”
Brothers In Rhythm’s “Feeling” has left the top twenty this week but Bizarre Inc’s remains as they drop just one place.

15. Dannii Minogue – “Baby Love”
Dannii is back this week with another big new entry and her fourth top twenty hit out of four releases and it’s with another cover version, this time of a 1985 single from American singer, Regina.

14. Lisa Stansfield – “Change”
Beating her and making her chart comeback is Lisa Stansfield, who claims this week’s highest new entry with the first taste of her upcoming second studio album, that’s out next month.

13. Right Said Fred – “I’m Too Sexy”
Those men who hung on to the number two spot for so many weeks take a slow descend of the chart as Right Said Fred are too sexy just three places lower than last week.

12. Belinda Carlisle – “Live Your Live Be Free”
Belinda Carlisle continues to move up with the title track of her brand new album that’s out tomorrow! It’s up two more places.

11. Kenny Thomas – “Best Of You”
Also up two places is Kenny Thomas. His debut album is also out tomorrow and he will be hoping for a top ten entry next week as well.

10. Rozalla – “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)”
Rozalla stays top ten for a fourth week with her very first UK chart hit, which is down three places, however.

9. Erasure – “Love To Hate You”
Erasure release their brand new album, “Chorus“, tomorrow and it features the title track and this song, both of which have been top five hits this year. The latest is down four places this week.

8. Salt’N’Pepa – “Let’s Talk About Sex”
Also going down, just on the chart that is, are Salt’N’Pepa with their biggest UK hit for over three years, which also falls four places.

7. Julian Lennon – “Saltwater”
Dropping one place is Julian Lennon with his biggest chart hit for a decade, which features on his latest album, “Help Yourself”.

6. 2 Unlimited – “Get Ready For This”
It seems we are ready for this and them as 2 Unlimited take another big hike, of thirteen places, up the chart with their debut single, the other joint highest this week.


5. Oceanic – “Insanity”
After three weeks held in third place, Oceanic are down two places with their debut single, but remain top five for a sixth week.

4. Kiri Te Kanawa – “World In Union”
The official Rugby world cup anthem was last week’s highest climber and in doing so, it pushes Kiri Te Kanawa up seven places to enter the UK top five, this week.

3. Monty Python’s Flying Circus – “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life”
The Monty Python team were one of the top comedy teams of the 1970’s, who also had a string of hit films into the 1980’s. They’ve never had a music chart hit, until now as their twelve year old song from the ‘Life Of Brian’ moves five places further upwards towards the summit.

2. The Scorpions – “Wind Of Change”
German band The Scorpions have also never been this high in the UK and their latest was the best to challenge for the number one spot this week. They fail and remain a non-mover for a second week.

1. Bryan Adams – “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”
Bryan Adams‘s most recent single has actually left the chart while he remains at number one for FIFTEENTH week! Surely something no one else has achieved?! How about a sixteenth, just for another record, or will he be moved by the Monty Python team or even the mighty Kri Te Kanawa? There’s only one way to find out…

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