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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 17th November 1991

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 17th 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 11th to Saturday 16th 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 twelve new entrys one re-entry, twelve climbers and no non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Pet Shop Boys – “DJ Culture”
The Pet Shop Boys have released their first greatest hits album and it’s called “Discography” and in doing so, the lead single come back to the UK top 40 having dropped out three weeks ago!

39. Enya – “Caribbean Blue”
Meanwhile, the first single from Enya‘s number one album, “Shepherd Moons”, is down sixteen places, having been in the top 40 for six weeks.

38. Take That – “Promises”
Our first ‘new’ entry this week is a chart debut for a new five-piece band called Take That, who come from Manchester. This is their second single released and becomes their first to make it this far.

37. C&C Music Factory – “Just A Touch Of Love (Everyday)”
Clivilles and Cole are back with a new entry this week, their fourth in the last twelve months as they hope for another top ten success…

36. Joey Negro – “Do What You Feel”
DJ and producer Joey Negro’s first UK top 40 hit joined us last week and he climbs three places in week two.

35. Eric Clapton – “Wonderful Tonight”
Eric Clapton comes back to the top 40 with this live version of his 1977 hit taken from a new live album called “24 Nights” and bags his first top 40 entry of 1991.

34. Union featuring the England World Cup Squad – “Swing Low”
With the rugby world cup all over, expect both songs to fall heavily this week. The unofficial one featuring the England team is down eighteen places!

33. Glass Tiger – “My Town”
Glass Town came onto the top 40 for the first time in five years last week with the fourth single from their current album, which goes up seven places.

32. Bryan Adams – “There Will Never Be Another Tonight”
Bryan Adams is back with a new entry and the third single from “Waking Up The Neighbours”, but can this one out stay his former number one, unlike the last one did?

31. M People – “How Can I Love You More?”
M People‘s debut single made its debut on the top 40 last week as the group of Mike Pickering, Paul Heard and Heather Small move up five places this week.

30. Metallica – “The Unforgiven”
Last week Metallica were the highest climbers of over twenty places but that was enough as this week they come back down fifteen places!

29. Belinda Carlisle – “Do You Feel Like I Feel?”
The second single from Belinda Carlisle‘s new album, “Live Your Life Be Free“, is up four places this week and into the top thirty.

28. Control – “Dance With Me (I’m Your Ecstasy)”
Also leaving the top twenty are Control with their first chart hit, which departs the dance floor, down eleven places.

27. U2 – “The Fly”
Taking a sharp exit from the top ten is the former number one from U2 and the lead single from their new album, which is out tomorrow. They slide twenty two places this week!

26. SL2 – “DJ’s Take Control”
Also suffering a big drop are SL2 with their very first charting single, that drops fourteen places after two weeks in the top twenty.

25. Poison – “So Tell me Why…”
Poison get a new entry this week, their first of this year and a track that is taken from a new live album they have coming out called “Swallow This Live”.

24. Anticappella – “2|231”
Anticappella – the new Cappella – made ‘their’ chart debut last week with this track and enjoy a good second week with a climb of eight places.

23. Roxette – “Spending My Time”
Per and Marie are back with a new entry this week and another track from their album, “Joyride”, which gives them four out of four UK top 40 singles.

22. Genesis – “No Son Of Mine”
Big charges are a foot in the upper half of the chart this week with so many songs taking a big fall and Genesis are one of them, leaving the top ten, down thirteen places.

21. Love Decade – “So Real”
There’s a big new entry and a chart debut next for Love Decade, a British group that hail from Manchester. Their first single, “Dream On”, missed the top 40 a few months ago, but not the second as they are now, ‘so real’!

20. Skid Row – “Wasted Time”
Skid Row come back to the UK top 40 for the second time this year with this new entry and another track from their current album, “Slave To The Grind”.

19. Kiri Te Kanawa – “World In Union”
This office Rugby union world cup anthem from New Zealand opera star Kiri Te Kanawa leaves the top ten this week, down twelve places, having spent two whole months there.

18. Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu – “It’s Grim Up North”
The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu/The KLF are also out after just one week with their latest offering, which falls eight places.

17. Crowded House – “Fall At Your Feet”
Climbing ever higher with their best performing single here in the UK are Crowded House. The lead single from their new album, “Woodface”, is up three more places this week.

16. Don Mclean – “American Pie”
The re-released “American Pie” by its author, Don Mclean, is down three places, now with two months on the chart this second time around.

15. Extreme – “Hole Hearted”
Extreme are back with another big chart entry, their fourth of the year and the third to reach the top twenty. The band still have one of the years biggest sellers with “More Than Words”.

14. Tina Turner – “Way Of The World”
Also blasting her way into the top twenty is Tina Turner with a brand new track that features on her new best of compilation called…”Simply The Best”!

13. Sonia – “You To Me Are Everything”
It’s been a great week for Sonia with her version of The Real Thing’s former chart topper, which came onto the chart last week and storms up sixteen places, seven days later.

12. Bryan Adams – “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”
Bryan Adams once more has two songs on the chart and the last one came and went while this one was still at number one! The year’s biggest seller is down six places this week and out of the top ten for the very first time, ever!

11. Rozalla – “Faith (In The Power Of Love)”
The follow up to Rozalla‘s top ten debut replaced that song on the chart last week ans she goes up eleven places this week looking to make that two top ten hit next week.

10. Michael Bolton – “When A Man Loves A Woman”
There are some big movers on this weeks chart but Michael Bolton is the biggest of them all as his version of Percy Sledge’s classic rockets up twenty one places to put him back in the UK top ten for the first time since “How Can We Be Lovers?” last year.

9. Bizarre Inc. – “Playing With Knives”
Dance music consumes the chart this week and there’s another big top ten debut for Bizarre Inc. who enter and better their previous chart best with the follow up to “Such A Feeling”!

8. Seal – “Killer”
Seal‘s solo version of his former number one with Adamski moves into the top ten this week, up six places, so can he go back to number one, just over a year later with the same song…?

7. Kylie Minogue and Keith Washington – “If You Were With Me Now”
Seal and Adamski held Kylie Minogue off the top spot with that number one and she’s not getting one this time as her duet with Keith Washington drops down three places and back to where they were two weeks ago!

6. K-Klass – “Rhythm Is A Mystery”
K-Klass‘s first top 40 chart hit was a former highest new entry and went top three last week, but they too leave after just one week, also down three places.

5. Bassheads – “Is There Anybody Out There?”
Meanwhile, their deConstruction label mates, the Bassheads, who were last week’s highest new entry, go up three places and into the top five with their very first chart hit.

4. Altern 8 – “Active 8”
Leap frogging them are last week’s runner up for the highest new entry as Altern 8 make their UK top ten debut with this release, which is up seven places.

3. 2 Unlimited – “Get Ready For This”
Up and down and up and down is what 2 Unlimited‘s chart debut single has been doing for over a month now. Back up last week and back down one place this week!

2. Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff – “Dizzy”
Also coming down is the number one for the last two weeks from Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff, who vacate the top spot for someone else…

1. Michael Jackson – “Black or White”
The someone is Michael Jackson, back with new music and a new album very soon and bags not only the UK’s new number one but also the highest new entry, and his first chart topper since “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, back in 1987! But can he stay there for a second, or will Altern 8, the Bassheads or Seal, claim first prize? There’s only one way to find out…

Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!

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