Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 24th 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 18th to Saturday 23rd 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, nine climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Take That – “Promises”
Top 40 newcomers Take That brought their second single here for the first time last week but suffer a fall of two places in week two.
39. Poison – “So Tell Me Why”
Also going down in their second week on the chart are Poison with their fourth single from the album “Flash & Blood”, which drops fourteen places.
38. Kenny Thomas – “Tender Love”
Kenny Thomas is our first new entry this week and he is finishing the perfect year with a fourth top 40 showing and another song from his debut album, “Voices”.
37. Martika – “Martika’s Kitchen”
Also back with a new entry is Martika and the title track of her new album, which is another track that has been co-written with Prince.
36. Bryan Adams – “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”
Having spent twenty three weeks on the UK top 40, the former number one from Bryan Adams makes a massive drop of twenty four places this week, and it could be his last…
35. Bryan Adams – “There Will never Be Another Tonight”
Back to back Adams as his second song on the chart is up next and it’s another of last week’s new entries that takes a dive. He’s down three places with this one.
34. Skid Row – “Wasted Time”
And that goes for Skid Row with their latest single, which was a new entry in the top twenty last week but drops fourteen places this week.
33. Glass Tiger – “My Town”
Trying to stay out of everyone’s way are Glass Tiger with their first chart hit of this decade as the6y remain a non-mover for a second week.
32. Don Mclean – “American Pie”
Don Mclean’s re-issued “American Pie” is down sixteen places this week and out of the top twenty as he too makes way for a new batch.
31. C&C Music Factory – “Just A Touch Of Love (Everyday)”
One of last week’s new entries that is going up comes from C&C Music Factory, without Freedom Williams this time, as they are six places higher from where they came in.
30. Eric Clapton – “Wonderful Tonight (live)”
Also going up in his second week is Eric Clapton with the live version of his earlier hit, which is up five places.
29. M People – “How Can I Love You More?”
Up two places in their third week on the chart are newcomers M People with their debut single, one of three tracks on the chart from the record label, deConstruction.
28. Crowded House – “Fall At Your Feet”
Crowded House’s brand new song is called “Fall At Your Feet” but nothing about falling down the chart, as they leave the top twenty, down eleven places.
27. The Scorpions – “Send Me An Angel”
The Scorpions make good on their recent success with “Wind Of Change” and return with a new entry straight away, another single from their most recent album, “Crazy World”.
26. Anticappella – “2|231”
Cappella in its new guise as ‘Anticappella’ brought this track to the chart three weeks ago and had a good second week with it. They drop back two places this week, however.
25. Oceanic – “Wicked Love”
There’s a new entry for Oceanic next with the follow up to their hugely popular top three smash, “Insanity”. How far will they go with this one…?
24. Happy Mondays – “Judge Fudge”
And there’s a new entry for the Happy Mondays this week with a brand new track that gives them a fifth top 40 single since their “Madchester” EP two years ago.
22. Salt-N-Pepa – “You Showed Me”
No No.23 this week as we have TWO records that have sold exactly the same number of copies this week! One is a new entry and one is from last week. The new entry comes from Salt-N-Pepa, looking for their third top ten hit this year…
22. Roxette – “Spending My Time”
…The other is a climber of one place from Roxette with their fourth chart entry of this year and another track from their album, Joyride”.
21. Rozalla – “Faith (In The Power Of Love)”
After such positive progress last week, Rozalla comes back down the chart and out of the top twenty, ten places and back to where she came in three weeks ago!
20. Simply Red – “Stars”
Simply Red are back with another top twenty new entry and this time it’s with the title track of their recent number one album.
19. Kylie Minogue and Keith Washington – “If You Were With Me Now”
Kylie Minogue and Keith Washington‘s duet leaves the top ten this week, down twelve places. The song is the second single to come from her current album, “Let’s Get To It“.
18. Shades Of Rhythm – “Extacy”
Shades Of Rhythm are back with a big new entry this week and their first to make the top twenty. The song is their second to chart top 40 and is the follow up to “The Sound Of Eden” earlier this year.
17. Sonia – “You To Me Are Everything”
Sonia’s cover of The Real Thing’s former number one was hurtling towards the top spot last week but she goes no further with a regress of four places.
16. Seal – “Killer”
Also hoping for another number one and with the same song was Seal, but his own version of the song that took him and Adamski to the top last year is down eight places and out of the top ten.
15. James – “Sound”
1991 has really been a great year for James with a big chart hit with “Sit Down”. They finish the year with another big hit and a high new entry this week.
14. Love Decade – “So Real”
Making their chart debut last week were Love Decade with this first single, which is up seven places and is this week’s highest climber.
13. Tina Turner – “Way Of The World”
Going up one place is Tina Turner with a brand new track from her new best of album that was a high charting new entry this time last week.
12. Extreme – “Hole Hearted”
Jumping over her are Extreme with their chart entry from last week that was one place lower than Tina, but seven days on they go up three places.
11. K-Klass – “Rhythm Is A Mystery”
More deConstruction music now and K-Klass‘s first top 40 hit is down five places this week and just slips out of the top ten for the very first time.
10. Diana Ross – “When You Tell Me That You Love Me”
Diana Ross is back in the UK top ten for the first time in six years and it’s with new music! The lady has a new album coming out soon and this is the lead single which smashed straight into the top ten on it’s first week!
9. Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
The new entries keep coming but we’re not done yet and this time it’s a UK chart debut for an American band called Nirvana, who have been recording since 1987, but today find chart success here with the lead single from their second album, that was released two months ago.
8. Michael Bolton – “When A Man Loves A Woman”
Last week’s highest climber was from Michael Bolton with his cover of Percy Sledge’s classic that was a hit all over again in 1987. Michael is up two places with his recording this week.
7. Bassheads – “Is There Anybody Out There?”
If there is anybody out there, they need to buy this single from the Bassheads, as their chart debut is down two places and out of the top five this week.
6. East Side Beat – “Ride Like The Wind”
This week’s highest new entry is another chart debut for this Italian duo of Carl Fanini and Francesco Petrocchi who have covered a Christopher Cross song from 1980 and brought it into the UK top ten for the very first time for the song and for them too!