Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 3rd November 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 28th October to Saturday 2nd November 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, one re-entry, eight climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Cathy Dennis – “Too Many Walls” Cathy Dennis manages a sixth week on the chart with the latest single from “Move To This”, which is down thirteen places.
39. Erasure – “Love To Hate You” Erasure can boast of two whole months with their latest, which also remains on the top 40, but down ten places as they continue to love to hate us!
38. Rozalla – “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)” Rozalla‘s debut UK hit single makes it a tenth week on the chart and she has another one lined up. Meantime, this one drops down thirteen places.
37. Zoe – “Lightning” Zoe Pollack brought sunshine to every rainy day and the top ten, but her follow up hardly lightens up the sky as she moves absolutely nowhere in her second week on the chart.
36. Curve – “Clipped” Out first new entry this week comes from the band Curve, who got their first top 40 single, “Coast Is Clear”, earlier this year and follow that with this brand new recording.
35. Metallica – “The Unforgiven” While more established veterans Metallica are back for a new entry and the second single to come from their new, self-titled, fifth studio album.
34. Congress – “40 Miles” Congress made their top 40 debut two weeks ago and made no effort whatsoever to move last week. They do now and it’s down eight places.
33. CeCe Peniston – “Finally” American artist CeCe Peniston‘s debut single has recently topped the US club chart and made it to No.3 over here. Commercially, the song peaked two weeks ago, but she remains in the top 40 for a fifth week, down three places.
32. Chris Rea – “Winter Song” There’s a new entry from Chris Rea next with another single from his number one album, “Auberge”, released earlier this year.
31. Slade – “Radio Wall Of Sound” The ‘boys’ from Slade have a new compilation out called “Wall of Hits”. This new song has marked their very first UK chart hit for seven years and it’s down eight places this week.
30. Julian Lennon – “Saltwater” Julian Lennon leaves the top twenty this week, down fifteen places, having been on the top 40 for ten weeks now.
29. Manic Street Preachers – “Love’s Sweet Exile” Welsh band the Manic Street Preachers scored their first top 40 entry a few months ago with “Stay Beautiful”. They are back and better that chart position with this new entry.
28. The Charlatans – “Me In Time” Also back with a new entry are The Charlatans, their fourth top 40 hit since they debuted last year with “The Only One I Know”.
27. INXS – “Shining Star” On the move this week following their new entry seven days ago are INXS, up one place with the fourth single from the “X” album.
26. Crowded House – “Fall At Your Feet” Paul Young is on the chart with “Don’t Dream It’s Over” from another Australian band, Crowded House. They get a chart entry themselves this week with new material and their first UK top 40 hit since the aforementioned back in 1987!
25. Dannii Minogue – “Baby Love” Is it the UK top 40 or the Australian top 40? Here’s another one, Dannii Minogue this time, who took a dive last week out of the top twenty with this reworking of a 1985 single from Regina. She drops just four places this week and there are more of her fellow countrymen to come!
24. Control – “Dance With Me (I’m Your Ecstasy)” Producers Jeff Walter, Kevin Barry, Mark Cooper and Simon Riley made their chart debut last week with their very first release and dance their way up sixteen places to become this week’s highest climber!
23. Queen – “The Show Must Go On” The show still goes on for Queen but not for their latest release, which is down seven places and out of the upper half of the chart.
22. Paul Young – “Don’t Dream it’s Over” Here comes that Crowded House cover from Paul Young, who was last week’s highest climber, but actually drops back two places and also leaves the top twenty!
21. Salt’N’Pepa – “Let’s Talk About Sex” Now Salt’N’Pepa’s biggest UK chart hit, the pair, along with DJ Spinderella, follow Queen and Paul Young with a fall of seven places this week.
20. Lisa Stansfield – “Change” Lisa Stansfield‘s new album is called “Real Love” and it’s out next week. This is the lead single that’s been on the chart for just four weeks and is down eight places now.
19. Union featuring the England World Cup Squad – “Swing Low” We have a re-entry next as the Rugby World cup comes to a close and a song that originally charted two weeks ago at No.38 and left seven days later. The England team are back with a vengence and much more strongly than before!
18. Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu – “It’s Grim Up North” We’ve not heard the The KLF for a few months and here they are with a new entry under their original name pre-Timelords fame and pre-KLF chart fame of the last twelve months.
17. Mariah Carey – “Emotions” Mariah Carey’s emotions continue to act positively as she is up another place this week with only her second single to reach the UK top twenty.
16. Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – “After The Watershed” Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine’s second UK top 40 showing reached a new high for the band last week, but sadly they drop back five places this week.
15. Enya – “Caribbean Blue” Also going down, but only two places, is Enya with her brand new single, which goes back to where it was two weeks ago!
14. Oceanic – “Insanity” Leaving the top ten after two months wedged in there are Oceanic with their debut single, which is down six places this week.
13. Moby – “Go” Moby ‘went’ to the top ten last week for the first time, but seven days is all he is getting as he drops out and down three places.
12. Don Mclean – “American Pie” Bettering Moby is Don Mclean’s twenty year old hit single, which continues it second coming here in the UK with a climb of five places.
11. SL2 – “DJ’s Take Control” Dance act SL2 made their top 40 debut last week with this rave/dance track and they keep it on the dancefloor with a good climb of thirteen places.
10. The Scorpions – “Wind Of Change” The Scorpions continue their UK chart stay with their biggest hit here for over a decade. This week they stay top ten but down four places.
9. Monty Python’s Flying Circus – “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” That also goes for the Monty Python gang who take two small steps backwards this week with their very first top ten hit single.
8. K-Klass – “Rhythm Is A Mystery” This week’s highest new entry sees the chart debut of dance band K-Klass, who come from Manchester. This is their second release, which came out earlier this year but fell far short of the big top 40. Not so a second time as they blast their way straight into the top ten.
7. Kylie Minogue and Keith Washington – “If You Were With Me Now” Kylie Minogue comes back to the UK top ten this week after a one single hiatus as both she and Keith Washington go up twelve places in their second week together.
6. Genesis – “No Son Of Mine” Genesis made their chart comeback last week after four years of doing their own things. They have a new album out in a couple of weeks, while in the meantime, they go up three places in week two.
5. Kiri Te Kanawa – “World In Union” Rugby fever once more as the official anthem from Kiri Te Kanawa stays top five for a fifth week and is also a non-mover.
4. Bryan Adams – “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)” That also goes for the titanic former number one from Bryan Adams, who left the top spot last week after sixteen weeks there but goes no further that that this week.
3. 2 Unlimited – “Get Ready For This” And that also applies to 2 Unlimited, who left the number two spot last week and are anther non-mover in third place for a second week.
2. U2 – “The Fly” There are two songs in the top five that are moving and U2 are one of them as last week’s new number one descends one place after just one week on top.
1. Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff – “Dizzy” Making way for comedian Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff, who go up one place to win their very first UK chart topper, and that’s for them all! Now, isn’t your head spinning?! But can they keep it, or will we have another new number one next week from Genesis, or perhaps U2 again, or maybe someone else? There’s only one way to find out…
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