Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 20th 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 14th to Saturday 19th 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 eight new entrys, nine climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Alison Moyet – “This House”
We begin this week’s top 40 with the welcome return of Alison Moyet with new music and her first single to make it this far since “Love Letters” at the end of 1987!
39. Cher – “Save Up All Your Tears”
Cher has been this far in the UK chart three times already this year, but the latest single from her “Love Hurts” album actually falls two places in its second week!
38. Brothers In Rhythm – “Such A Good Feeling”
It must have been a good feeling for producers Steve Anderson and Dave Seaman to get a top 40 hit in their own right at last. This has been around for two whole months and it falls fourteen places.
37. Simply Red – “Something Got Me Started”
Simply Red drop down to number on the album chart this week with “Stars”, which features the lead single, which is also down, a lot more on the singles chart, sixteen places in fact.
36. Simple Minds – “Real Life”
Simple Minds released their latest album earlier this year. This is the title track and it gives them a fourth top 40 single from it this week.
35. Sabrina Johnston – “Peace”
Sabrina Johnston‘s debut single has now been with us for two whole months and peaked in the top ten at number eight. In its eighth week, it falls sixteen places.
34. Marc Almond – “Jacky”
Also down sixteen places this week is Marc Almond’s cover of Belgium singer Jacques Brel’s 1966 single, which was made popular by Scott Walker in 1967.
33. T99 – “Nocturne”
T99 returned to the chart last week for the second time with their second single, which moves up three places in its second week!
32. Paul Young – “Don’t Dream It’s Over”
We last saw Paul Young earlier this year with a big hit along with Zucchero, making the top five. He’s back and it’s with a cover of a Crowded House song from 1987, which reached No.24 then. Can Paul better that?
31. Zoe – “Sunshine On A Rainy Day”
Zoe‘s debut single from last year has been a much bigger hit in its remixed form. Ten weeks now on the chart for her as she goes down eleven places and out of the top twenty.
30. DJ Carl Cox – “I Want You (Forever)”
He may want you forever, but Carl Cox’s first UK chart hit does not last forever as he drops seven places this week.
29. CeCe Peniston – “Finally”
Going upwards again this week is CeCe Peniston with her debut single, which moves into the top thirty, three places higher that it was before.
28. Don Mclean – “American Pie”
Also going up is the re-issue of Don Mclean’s 1970’s hit, which came back to the UK top 40 after an absence of nineteen years and is up six places.
27. Marc Cohn – “Walking In Memphis”
Marc Cohn was one of last week’s two joint highest climbers with his first UK top 40 showing, but seven days on he’s five places lower!
26. Congress – “40 Miles”
Congress is the name for producers Danny Matlock and Danny Harrison, who come together and release this track as their debut single, which lands them a new entry this week.
25. Bizarre Inc. – “Such A Feeling”
The other ‘feeling’ from Bizarre Inc. leaves the top twenty this week, down nine places, having spent a whole month there.
24. Right Said Fred – “I’m Too Sexy”
With three and a half months now in the top 40, Right Said Fred are still will us. They also leave the upper half of the chart with a drop of eleven places.
23. Mariah Carey – “Emotions”
The newest single from Mariah Carey’s forthcoming second album of the same name, which is out next week, is up two places this week.
22. Belinda Carlisle – “Live Your Life Be Free”
Before that, Belinda Carlisle‘s new album debuts at No.7 this week, which affects the title tracks as it drops ten places.
21. Slade – “Radio Wall Of Sound”
The new single from Slade, ahead of their best of which is out in two weeks time, has a great second week, as they go up twelve places.
20. Kenny Thomas – “Best Of You”
Kenny Thomas‘ first chart hit of this year, “Outstanding”, stopped just short of the top ten at number eleven. This third and latest has done the same as he falls nine places this week.
19. Queen – “The Show Must Go On”
Queen are back with a big new entry this week and another track from their number one album this year, “Innuendo”.
18. Cathy Dennis – “Too Many Walls”
Cathy Dennis‘ latest single became her third top twenty hit of the year last week. She stays up but drops back one place, this week.
17. Erasure – “Love To Hate You”
Good and bad news for Vince and Andy this week. Their new album, “Chorus“, goes straight in at the top of the album chart, their third in a row to do so, while the latest single from it is down eight places.
16. Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – “After The Watershed”
British duo Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine achieved their very first top 40 entry a few months ago with “Sheriff Fathead”, which stopped just short of the top twenty. The follow up betters that and in its first week with the new entry.
15. Enya – “Caribbean Blue”
Making her chart comeback last week was Enya with the lead single from her upcoming third studio album, which powers up twelve places in week two.
14. Dannii Minogue – “Baby Love”
The original version of this song from American singer Regina failed to make the UK top 40 back in 1985, but Dannii Minogue‘s has and with some help from Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, she is up one place this week.
13. Pet Shop Boys – “DJ Culture”
Chris and Neil are back with a new entry and they have a best of coming out very soon, their first compilation after six years together. This is one of two new songs on the album and it gives them a third top twenty hit this year.
12. Rozalla – “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)”
Rozalla leaves the top ten this week, down just two places, with her very first UK chart hit, which has now been around for two whole months.
11. Moby – “Go”
American producer Moby made his UK chart debut last week with this track, which really does ‘go’ in its second week, with a boost of fifteen places, it’s the highest climber!
10. Lisa Stansfield – “Change”
Lisa Stansfield made her big chart return with new material this time last week and she was the highest new entry as well. She goes up four places this week, to return to the top ten for the first time since “Live Together” in January last year.
9. Salt’N’Pepa – “Let’s Talk About Sex”
Salt’N’Pepa get another weeks in the UK top ten with this song, which drops just one place in seven days.
8. Julian Lennon – “Saltwater”
Also going down just one spot is Julian Lennon, with his biggest hit single for seven years, which features on his latest album, “Help Yourself”.
7. Oceanic – “Insanity”
Oceanic’s debut single has been in the top ten for eight weeks now and they’re only just leaving the top five as they slip two places.
6. Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff – “Dizzy”
Comedian Vic Reeves made his chart debut earlier this year with a cover of “Born Free”. He’s hooked up with The Wonder Stuff this time for the follow up and in doing so, they all claim this week’s highest new entry!