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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 29th December 1991

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 29th December 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 23rd to Saturday 28th December 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 two new entry’s, one re-entry, fourteen climbers and nine non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Dannii Minogue – “I Don’t Wanna Take This Pain”
Just squeezing one more in before the year is done is Dannii Minogue, with a fifth chart entry from her debut album, “Love And Kisses”, released a year ago.

39. Airhead – “Counting Sheep”
One of last week’s few new entries came from Airhead, who joined the UK top 40 for the very first time, but go down four places in week two.

38. Shakin Stevens – “I’ll Be Home This Christmas”
Also going down is last week’s highest new entry from Shakey, who has been home for Christmas and also goes down four places.

37. Erasure – “Am I Right?”
Only one place lower this week for Vince and Andy with their latest, sombre number, which registers a fifth week on the chart.

36. The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl – “Fairytale Of New York”
The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl brought their 1987 Christmas runner up back to the top 40 last week and instead of all the more festive songs dropping, they climb upwards by two places.

35. Pet Shop Boys – “Was It Worth It?”
Chris and Neil must be asking themselves “was it worth releasing this song?” which became their first since “West End Girls” not to make the top twenty. In week three they are down eight places.

34. Simon and Garfunkel – “Hazy Shade Of Winter”
Also down this week are Paul and Art with their re-issued former 1966 single, which was a much bigger hit for The Bangles three years ago.

33. James – “Sound”
The sound of James continues to linger on in the top 40 for a sixth week and it’s also a non-mover, staying right where they landed seven days ago.

32. Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
Nirvana were non-movers for the last two weeks, but their first ever UK chart hit moves this week and it’s down seven places.

31. Bizarre Inc. – “Playing With Knives”
In a week where there is always very little action, Bizarre Inc make a return to the top 40 with their biggest hit so far and gain re-entry after two weeks away!

30. Prince – “Diamonds And Pearls”
There are also quite a few songs going back up the chart this week and Prince is one of them with the title track of his latest album, which moves back into the top thirty, up two places.

29. U2 – “Mysterious Ways”
Going down one though are U2 with the second single to come from their most recent number one album, “Achtung Baby”, the follow up to their number one, “The Fly”.

28. New Kids On The Block – “If You Go Away”
Down four places are New Kids On The Block with their brand new recording which will feature on their next studio album, due in 1992.

27. 2 Unlimited – “Get Ready For This”
Get ready for THREE joint highest climbers this week, all of four places and the first of them is 2 Unlimited, who continue to go back up the chart and back into the top thirty!

26. Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff – “Dizzy”
Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff are also moving four places, but down, with their former number one, which has now been about for eleven weeks.

25. Cathy Dennis – “Everybody Move”
Cathy Dennis is asking everybody to move with her latest and that’s just what she does again for a third week running with a climb of four places, which makes her highest climber #2!

24. Altern 8 – “Activ 8”
Going back up the chart are Altern 8 with their highest charting single to date, two places higher than last week and with two whole months in the top 40.

23. Kate Bush – “Rocket Man”
Kate Bush’s version of Elton John’s 1970s hit continues to leave space and return to earth as she leaves the top twenty, down four places this week.

22. Lisa Stansfield – “All Woman”
Lisa Stansfield was last week’s highest climber with the second single from “Real Love” and moves at a lesser rate than she had previously achieved, up just one more spot.

21. Cliff Richard – “We Should Be Together”
No Christmas number one for Cliff Richard this year, this song spent just one week in the top ten and then left and is down eleven places this week.

20. Wet Wet Wet – “Goodnight Girl”
The highest of the few new entries this week is from Wet Wet Wet with the second single to come from this year’s album from them and it also gives the band their first top twenty showing since “Broke Away” at the very end of 1989!

19. Digital Orgasm – “Running Out Of Time”
Digital Orgasm are running out of time for new years’ eve but they are running into the upper half of the chart this week with a climb of two places!

18. Human Resource – “The Complete Dominator”
One act who are going nowhere this week are Human Resource with the complete version of their earlier top 40 entry, which stays in the same spot as last week.

17. Martika – “Martika’s Kitchen”
And that goes for Martika, who has obviously fed people too much from her kitchen as both they and she rest in the same place as last week too.

16. Salt’N’Pepa – “You Showed Me”
Salt’N’Pepa are another of this week’s highest climbers of four places and their’s is a song that’s going back up the chart, having spent five weeks in the lower half of the top twenty.

15. East Side Beat – “Ride Like The Wind”
German duo East Side Beat also ride like the wind as their debut single goes back up the chart, by one place this time, having entered the same week as Salt’N’Pepa did.

14. UK Mixmasters – “The Bare Necessities”
The UK Mixmasters pop/dance version of the Jungle Book classic song remains deep in the jungle for another week, having lost their way and not able to go anywhere.

13. Jason Donovan – “Jospeh Megamix”
There’s a fourth week of climbing ever higher for Jason Donovan this week as his megamix of songs from the musical moves up two more places.

12. Simply Red – “Stars”
Also going up and in fact going back up are Simply Red with the title track of their hugely successful chart topping album, which is one place better off this week.

11. Michael Jackson – “Black Or White”
Michael Jackson’s former number one left the top ten last week and that’s where he stays for a second, a non-mover, while his album, “Dangerous”, remains at number two.

10. Brian May – “Driven By You”
Queen’s Brian May continues to reverse with his very first solo chart hit, down another two places this week, but with a whole month in the top ten now.

9. Shaft – “Roobarb And Custard”
Going the other way are UK producers Shaft with their ‘trippy’ take on the old children’s cartoon theme, which is up one place.

8. Hammer – “Addams Groove”
Hammer time now and the former ‘MC’ is also going up one place with the title theme from the latest live action Addams family movie.

7. Kym Sims – “Too Blind To See It”
Poor Kym Sims, she just can’t get away. Her debut single holds on to the same spot again for a FOURTH week running – is she too blind to see anywhere else?!

6. Guns’N’Roses – “Live And Let Die”
Also going nowhere once again are Guns’N’Roses with their version of the 1973 James Bond film title song, which stays in sixth place for a second week in a row.

5. Right Said Fred – “Don’t Talk, Just Kiss”
And the same goes for Right Said Fred and Jocelyn Brown with their duet/collaboration, which came into the top five last week but remains just as they were for a second week.

4. George Michael and Elton John – “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”
For a third week running, George and Elton drop one more place with their former number one, as the sun goes down very slowly on both of them.

3. Diana Ross – “When You Tell Me That You Love Me”
Also down one is Diana Ross with last week’s Christmas number two song, which has now been in the top five for five weeks.

2. The KLF and Tammy Wynette – “Justified And Ancient”
Having a much better time of things are The KLF, who went down last week, but take their interesting collaboration with Country singer Tammy Wynette up two places and to a new chart high for this song!

1. Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
But still keeping the top spot for a third week are Queen with last week’s Christmas number one and taking their sixteen year old number along with “These Are The Days Of Our Lives” into 1992. Can they make it a whole month, or will The KLF and Tammy or someone else take over for a brand new year? 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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