Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 27th 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 21st to Saturday 26th 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 seven new entrys, nine climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. Control – “Dance With Me” We start this week with a new entry and a chart debut for British group Control with this, their debut single and a top 40 debut as well.
39. Simply Red – “Something Got Me Started” Simply Red hang on for a seventh week with the lead single from their number one album, “Stars”, which drops just two places.
38. Bizarre Inc. – “Such A Feeling” Going down thirteen places in their eighth week on the chart are Bizarre Inc. with their very first top 40 hit and they have another one already lined up.
37. Zoe – “Lightning” Zoe‘s sunshine on a rainy day has come to an end but she makes an immediate return with the follow up and a new entry this week!
36. Marc Cohn – “Walking In Memphis” American singer Marc Cohn‘s very first UK chart hit registers a full month but falls nine places this week. His self-titled debut album was released earlier this year.
35. T99 – “Nocturne” Also going down are T99 with their second top 40 showing of this year, which slips back two places after a small climb last week.
34. Simple Minds – “Real Life” Real life for Simple Minds is having four top 40 hit singles from the same album and this is the title track of that album, which is up two places in week two.
33. Kenny Thomas – “Best Of You” Kenny Thomas‘ debut album is called “Voices” and it debuted at No.3 last week. That’s where it stays for a second week, while the latest single from it goes down thirteen places on the singles chart.
32. Belinda Carlisle – “Live Your Life Be Free” Belinda Carlisle‘s latest album falls two places this week, but remains in the top ten. The title track and lead single is down ten more places again this week.
31. Right Said Fred – “I’m Too Sexy” Former six week long stayers at number two, Right Said Fred, are down seven places this week with their debut which is still too sexy for us to forget!
30. CeCe Peniston – “Finally” US singer CeCe Peniston ‘finally’ made the UK singles chart with her debut single four weeks ago and has been climbing slowly ever since. That’s where it ends as she goes down once place this week.
29. Erasure – “Love To Hate You” Simply Red are back on top of the album chart this week with Vince and Andy falling three places after their new entry last week. The latest single from it is also down, twelve places on the top 40 singles.
28. INXS – “Shining Star” INXS are back with a new entry and another track from last year’s “X” album, which now gives them four UK top thirty hits from it.
27. Cathy Dennis – “Too Many Walls” Down nine places this week is Cathy Dennis with the latest from her debut album, “Move To This”, which moves back into the top twenty on the album chart.
26. Congress – “40 Miles” Producers Congress made their chart debut last week with this song and it seems we are indifferent towards it as they are a non-mover in week two.
25. Rozalla – “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)” Rozalla continues to inform us that we are all free to feel good, nine weeks down the road with her very first hit single, which leaves the top twenty, down thirteen places.
24. SL2 – “DJ’s Take Control” There’s another chart debut next with this new entry from hardcore dance act, SL2, who come from London and consist of Matt “Slipmatt” Nelson, John “Lime” Fernandez and Jason “Jay-J” James. This is their third single release and it becomes third time lucky for them.
23. Slade – “Radio Wall Of Sound” Slade miss out on a top twenty charting single this week as their latest and newest song slips back two places.
22. Pet Shop Boys – “DJ Culture” Also going down after their new entry last week are the Pet Shop Boys with the first new track from their upcoming greatest hits album, which drops nine places!
21. Dannii Minogue – “Baby Love” Dannii Minogue made better on American singer Regina’s 1985 single last week with her latest top twenty hit, but drops out this and down seven places with it.
20. Paul Young – “Don’t Dream It’s Over” Paul Young brought his version of Crowded House’s 1987 Australian number one to the chart last week and becomes this week’s highest climber, up twelve places and in doing so takes the song further than the original managed!
19. Kylie Minogue and Keith Washington – “If You Were With Me Now” Kylie Minogue hasn’t had much luck recently. Her last single spent just three weeks on the chart and her new album went in at No.15 last week and drops three places this week. It’s not all doom and gloom as she does bag a new entry this week with a track from that album which is also the second duet of her career. This time she hooks up with American soul singer, Keith Washington.
18. Mariah Carey – “Emotions” Mariah Carey’s new album of the same name is out here next week as she brings the title track into the UK top twenty, up five places this week.
17. Don Mclean – “American Pie” Making a return to the UK top twenty after a twenty year absence is Don Mclean with his very first hit single and it’s up eleven places.
16. Queen – “The Show Must Go On” Queen are up three places with the latest track from their “Innuendo” album, which landed on the chart seven days ago.
15. Julian Lennon – “Saltwater” John would be proud as his son Julian scores his biggest ever UK chart hit with this song that’s now been around for two whole months, even if he falls seven places this week.
14. Salt’N’Pepa – “Let’s Talk About Sex” Notching up ten weeks are Salt’N’Pepa with their biggest UK chart hit for three years as they leave the top ten, down five places.
13. Enya – “Caribbean Blue” Enya is up again this week with her brand new song, which is two places higher than it was this time last week.
12. Lisa Stansfield – “Change” Just one week was all Lisa Stansfield got in the top ten as her brand new single, slips back two places and out.
11. Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – “After The Watershed” British duo Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine got their first top twenty hit last week and a new entry all at the same time. This week they advance towards the top ten, up five places.
10. Moby – “Go” American producer Moby was last week’s highest climber and he moves one place more to enter the UK top ten with his very first hit over here.
9. Genesis – “No Son Of Mine” We welcome Genesis back to the UK chart after a four year absence this week and they have new material on the way! This is the first to come from a brand new album that’s due for release very soon!
8. Oceanic – “Insanity” Just one place lower than last week is what Oceanic’s debut single does as they win a ninth week inside the top ten!
7. Monty Python’s Flying Circus – “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” The Monty Python team fall two places with their look at the lighter side of life…and death as well!
6. The Scorpions – “Wind Of Change” While dropping three places are German rockers The Scorpions with their former number one from multiple European countries, which was held off the top, as were so many others, by Mr Adams!
5. Kiri Te Kanawa – “World In Union” New Zealand opera star Kiri Te Kanawa drops one place this week with her official Rugby union world cup anthem.
4. Bryan Adams – “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)” Did you think this day would ever come?! After SIXTEEN weeks, we have a new number one here in the UK! Why? Because the year’s biggest seller is off and down four places as Bryan Adams lays down his bow and arrow at last!
3. 2 Unlimited – “Get Ready For This” 2 Unlimited were ready for the top last week but it was a case of so close yet so far away as they drop back one place this week.
2. Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff – “Dizzy” Moving out of the way and making way for last week’s highest new entry from comedian Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff, who go up four places.
1. U2 – “The Fly” This week’s highest new entry goes straight into the top of the chart, the second song to do so this year, and it’s a brand new tune from Irish band U2, the first from their upcoming new album, which will be their first since “Rattle And Hum” back in 1988. Can they keep it for a second week, or will Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff or somebody else stop them? There’s only one way to find out…
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