Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 10th 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 4th to Saturday 9th 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 thirteen new entrys, ten climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Glass Tiger – “My Town”
Our first new entry this weeks is from Canadian rock band, Glass Tiger, who make their UK top 40 return after five years away with this song that features our own Rod Stewart!
39. Joey Negro – “Do What You Feel”
Our next new entry is a chart debut for British DJ and producer David Lee, who goes by the name of Joey Negro and has been ‘playing the clubs’ for the past four years. This is his third single release and it becomes his first top 40 charting.
38. The Charlatans – “Me In Time”
Going down this week are The Charlatans with their latest following a new entry seven days ago, they fall ten places.
37. Zoe – “Lightning”
The follow up to Zoe‘s top five hit “Sunshine On A Rainy Day” came onto the chart three weeks ago and was a non-mover last week. But poor Zoe suffers another week of stagnation as she remains in the same place for a third week in a row!
36. M People – “How Can I Love You More?”
Last week’s highest new entrants, K-Klass, brought the independent dance label deConstruction into the commercial sales chart and there are a couple more acts from that label to join them, The first are M People with their debut single, which debuts here today.
35. Nine Inch Nails – “Sin”
US rock band are another UK chart newcomer as their third single finally makes it this far, taken from their debut album, which was released two years ago!
34. Lisa Stansfield – “Change”
Lisa Stansfield‘s second album, “Real Love”, is out tomorrow and this is the lead single, which is down fourteen places after just five weeks on the chart.
33. Belinda Carlisle – “Do You Feel Like I Feel?”
Coming back quickly with the second single from her current album, “Live Your Life Be Free“, is Belinda Carlisle, only two weeks after the title track dropped out of the chart!
32. Anticappella – “2/231”
Among this weeks chart newcomers are Italian dance act Anticappella…or are they? Remember “Helyom Halib” back in 1989? Well this is the same guy, only adding the title “Anti” to his previous group and getting a new entry with his first single in this new guise!
31. Michael Bolton – “When A Man Loves A Woman”
Michael Bolton has a new entry too with a cover of Percy Sledge’s 1966m which went to No.4 the first time around and No.2 in 1987. How far will Michael take his?
30. Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – “After The Watershed”
British duo Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine have recently scored their first top twenty hit with this song, although they bow out this week, down fourteen places.
29. Sonia – “You To Me Are Everything”
Sonia comes back, however, with her third chart entry of this year and it’s with another cover version, this time The Real Thing’s 1976 UK number one hit. Can Sonia equal that…?
28. REM – “Radio Song”
Also back with another new entry are REM and another track from this year’s album, “Out Of Time”, which has already produced three top thirty hits and is now joined by a fourth!
27. Chris Rea – “Winter Song”
Chris Rea charted with this appropriately title song last week and goes up five places, into the top thirty this week.
26. Manic Street Preachers – “Love’s Sweet Exile”
Welsh band the Manic Street Preachers registered their highest charting single last week with this song, which improves upon that with a climb of three places.
25. The Scorpions – “Wind Of Change”
The Scorpions biggest UK hit single has been top twenty for each of its seven weeks on the chart so far, but in week eight, they drop fifteen places and right out of the top ten!
24. Monty Python’s Flying Circus – “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life”
Following The Scorpions are the Monty Python gang with their ‘happy’ and positive ode, also down fifteen places and out of the top ten.
23. Enya – “Caribbean Blue”
Sailing less dramatically away from the her position last week is Enya, with her brand new song, which is down eight places, taken from her new album, “Shepherd Moons”, which debuts at number one this week!
22. Rozalla – “Faith (In The Power Of Love)”
I said Rozalla had another single lined up last week as her first leaves the top 40, the next one comes in to replace it as she scores an eleventh consecutive week on the UK singles chart with this new entry!
21. Oceanic – “Insanity”
Oceanic’s debut single hasn’t been this low for three months, but this week they take a tumble of seven places and out of the upper half of the chart.
20. Crowded House – “Fall At Your Feet”
Australian band, Crowded House returned to the UK singles chart last week for the first time in four years with this brand new track, which is up six places to give the band their very first UK top twenty hit!
19. Mariah Carey – “Emotions”
After five weeks of climbing, it’s all over for Mariah Carey’s latest and the title track of her current album, which is down two places this week.
18. Moby – “Go”
Going down five places is producer Moby with his very first UK charting single, the first to come from a new album he is currently recording.
17. Control – “Dance With Me (I’m Your Ecstasy)”
Last week’s highest climber was this chart debut from producers Control, who move into the top twenty, up seven more places.
16. Union featuring the England World Cup Squad – “Swing Low”
Making a re-appearance last week was this unofficial Rugby world cup ‘anthem’ and much higher than a few weeks earlier. They all go up three places this week.
15. Metallica – “The Unforgiven”
Hard rockers Metallica have already had a top ten hit this year with “Enter Sandman” and it looks like they want a second with this week’s highest climber of a whopping twenty places!
14. Seal – “Killer”
Seal is back with a big new entry and it’s with a new version of the song that put him at number one for four weeks last year with his pal, Adamski. Can he take this re-working back there again this year?
13. Don Mclean – “American Pie”
The re-issue of Don Mclean’s 1971 hit single looks like its not going to make it to the top ten a second time around as he drops back one place this week.
12. SL2 – “DJ’s Take Control”
Also down one are SL2 with their very first top 40 chart hit, which falls foul of that number eleven position. So near and yet so far away!
11. Altern 8 – “Activ 8”
UK producers and DJ’s, Altern 8 made their chart debut earlier this year with their first single, “Infiltrate 202”. They are back with a much bigger hit for the follow up with this high new entry.