My 1994 Charts – January

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Me at Epcot

2nd JAN 1994

Starting the year with some new years oldies: that’s Frankie Goes To Hollywood 1984 chart-topper back at the top 10 years on, and also a New Years Eve live concert in Bournemouth. Support act were the fab T.Rexstasy doing a great Marc Bolan with tracks like Hot Love and Get It On, and headline act was now-disgraced popstar Gary Glitter. Back in the 80’s and early 90’s he was annual live xmas draw, a great night out, lads singalong, and it was even broadcast live on TV from Bournemouth one year. Great records like Rock & Roll, I Didn’t Know I Loved You and Always Yours were fab to singalong to. Who knew eh…

The usual post-Christmas slow-down in my charts was countered here by great cult and occasional minor chart band The The with a big Top 20 new entry, and a high re-entry for US mega-hit chanter Whoomp! There It Is. I think the UK chart version was a lesser remix though, eventually. Mike Oldfield gets Portsmouth and In Dulce Jubilo into the Top for the 2nd time, and Top 20 for the 3rd time. I went to see Portsmouth play Newcastle a few years back and it was great to hear Mike Oldfield still being played somewhere!

Other than that, lots of MOR soul, bit of reggae, and some big names back with ballads, like Diana Ross (her great years were behind her by now) and Wet Wet Wet (sporadically good, as here). In my life, my year of playing golf was coming to an end as I couldn’t get the hang of it, so I stuck with darts and snooker, badminton and squash with mates instead. What a lad, eh?

1 ( 3 ) THE POWER OF LOVE Frankie Goes To Hollywood
2 ( 1 ) FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS The Bee Gees
3 ( 4 ) AGAIN Janet Jackson
4 ( 2 ) I WOULDN’T NORMALLY DO THIS KIND OF THING Pet Shop Boys
5 ( 6 ) STOP LOVING ME STOP LOVING YOU Daryl Hall
6 ( 5 ) LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ 93 The Doobie Brothers
7 ( 7 ) RUNAWAY TRAIN Soul Asylum
8 ( 10 ) WALKING ON AIR Bad Boys Inc
9 ( 15 ) IN DULCE JUBILO/ PORTSMOUTH Mike Oldfield
10 ( 11 ) IT’S ALRIGHT East 17

11 ( 8 ) I WAS BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY Saint Etienne
12 ( 17 ) HUMAN NATURE/GONE TOO SOON Michael Jackson
13 ( 22 ) BREATHE AGAIN Toni Braxton
14 ( 13 ) BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA David Bowie
15 ( 14 ) NO RAIN Blind Melon
16 ( 12 ) MOMENTS OF PLEASURE Kate Bush
17 ( 9 ) BAT OUT OF HELL Meatloaf
18 ( NEW ) THAT WAS THE DAY The The
19 ( 19 ) TRUE LOVE Elton John and Kiki Dee
20 ( 46 ) A WHOLE NEW WORLD Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle

21 ( 33 ) TWIST AND SHOUT Chaka Demus and Pliers
22 ( 35 ) ACTION Def Leppard
23 ( 16 ) DON’T BE A STRANGER Dina Carroll
24 ( 24 ) Y.M.C.A. ’93 The Village People
25 ( 20 ) HEALING LOVE Cliff Richard
26 ( RE ) WHOOMP (THERE IT IS) Tag Team
27 ( 36 ) ALL FOR LOVE Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams and Sting
28 ( 25 ) A HARD DAYS NIGHT Peter Sellers
29 ( 28 ) GO WEST Pet Shop Boys
30 ( 56 ) FEELIN’ ALRIGHT EYC

31 ( 27 ) DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER M People
32 ( 18 ) LET ME SHOW YOU K Klass
33 ( 23 ) BRING ME YOUR CUP UB40
34 ( 26 ) CAN WE TALK Tevin Campbell
35 ( 54 ) THAT’S HOW I’M LIVIN’ Ice T
36 ( RE ) PLEASE (YOU GOT THAT) INXS and Ray Charles
37 ( 37 ) LIFE Haddaway
38 ( 29 ) JUST KEEP ME MOVING k.d. Lang
39 ( 30 ) ANOTHER SAD LOVE SONG Toni Braxton
40 ( RE ) HERO Mariah Carey

41 ( 21 ) U GOT 2 LET THE MUSIC Cappella
42 ( 34 ) CONTROVERSY Prince
43 ( 31 ) I’D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE (BUT I WON’T DO THAT) Meatloaf
44 ( 38 ) MORE AND MORE Captain Hollywood Project
45 ( 43 ) PAYING THE PRICE OF LOVE The Bee Gees
46 ( 32 ) I WISH Gabrielle
47 ( 49 ) THE PERFECT YEAR Dina Carroll
48 ( 40 ) SPOOKY New Order
49 ( 41 ) LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS Belinda Carlisle
50 ( 39 ) BETTER THAN YOU Lisa Keith

51 ( 47 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
52 ( 52 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba
53 ( 66 ) HERE I STAND Bitty McLean
54 ( 55 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex
55 ( 70 ) FAMILY AFFAIR Shabba Ranks
56 ( 74 ) COME BABY COME K7
57 ( 44 ) OOH CHILD Dino
58 ( 71 ) I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Whitney Houston
59 ( 45 ) HOPE IN A HOPELESS WORLD Paul Young
60 ( 58 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield

61 ( NEW ) PEOPLE GET READY (LIVE) Rod Stewart
62 ( 62 ) SHIPBUILDING Tasmin Archer
63 ( 60 ) WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME Frankie Goes To Hollywood
64 ( 64 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles
65 ( 65 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
66 ( 48 ) SAID I LOVED BUT I LIED Michael Bolton
67 ( 42 ) ANNIVERSARY Toni! Tony! Tone!
68 ( 67 ) AS TIME GOES BY Jimmy Durante
69 ( 75 ) I MISS YOU Haddaway
70 ( 63 ) PLAY DEAD David Arnold/ Bjork

71 ( NEW ) YOUR LOVE Diana Ross
72 ( 57 ) SATURN 5 The Inspiral Carpets
73 ( NEW ) COLD COLD HEART Wet Wet Wet
74 ( 73 ) PLEASE FORGIVE ME Bryan Adams
75 ( NEW ) ANYTHING Culture Beat

9th JAN 1994

Janet Jackson gets her 3rd Number One with a lovely gentle ballad, The The shoot into the Top 5 and Wet Wet Wet positively rocket up to 7 with a minor sweet ballad. Lots of remixes and re-entries enter, from D:Ream’s anthem and Mission’s 80’s gothrocker to REM’s great non-hit. Meanwhile Darlene Love gets a late Christmas hit, one of the 90’s few goodies in that genre, and 30 years after her previous classics with Phil Spector. Apart from those, the lack of good new releases allows more MOR and lesser records to climb, flattering them more than they deserve…

1 ( 3 ) AGAIN Janet Jackson
2 ( 2 ) FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS The Bee Gees
3 ( 5 ) STOP LOVING ME STOP LOVING YOU Daryl Hall
4 ( 1 ) THE POWER OF LOVE Frankie Goes To Hollywood
5 ( 18 ) THAT WAS THE DAY The The
6 ( 4 ) I WOULDN’T NORMALLY DO THIS KIND OF THING Pet Shop Boys
7 ( 73 ) COLD COLD HEART Wet Wet Wet
8 ( NEW ) THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER (REMIX) D:Ream
9 ( NEW ) TOWER OF STRENGTH (REMIX) The Mission
10 ( 13 ) BREATHE AGAIN Toni Braxton

11 ( 6 ) LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ 93 The Doobie Brothers
12 ( 21 ) TWIST AND SHOUT Chaka Demus and Pliers
13 ( 10 ) IT’S ALRIGHT East 17
14 ( 40 ) HERO Mariah Carey
15 ( 7 ) RUNAWAY TRAIN Soul Asylum
16 ( 9 ) IN DULCE JUBILO/ PORTSMOUTH Mike Oldfield
17 ( 15 ) NO RAIN Blind Melon
18 ( 22 ) ACTION Def Leppard
19 ( 20 ) A WHOLE NEW WORLD Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle
20 ( 8 ) WALKING ON AIR Bad Boys Inc

21 ( 14 ) BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA David Bowie
22 ( 30 ) FEELIN’ ALRIGHT EYC
23 ( 26 ) WHOOMP (THERE IT IS) Tag Team
24 ( 11 ) I WAS BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY Saint Etienne
25 ( 16 ) MOMENTS OF PLEASURE Kate Bush
26 ( 27 ) ALL FOR LOVE Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams and Sting
27 ( 17 ) BAT OUT OF HELL Meatloaf
28 ( 19 ) TRUE LOVE Elton John and Kiki Dee
29 ( 12 ) HUMAN NATURE/GONE TOO SOON Michael Jackson
30 ( NEW ) ALL ALONE ON CHRISTMAS Darlene Love

31 ( 29 ) GO WEST Pet Shop Boys
32 ( 24 ) Y.M.C.A. ’93 The Village People
33 ( 28 ) A HARD DAYS NIGHT Peter Sellers
34 ( 31 ) DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER M People
35 ( 33 ) BRING ME YOUR CUP UB40
36 ( 47 ) THE PERFECT YEAR Dina Carroll
37 ( 23 ) DON’T BE A STRANGER Dina Carroll
38 ( 38 ) JUST KEEP ME MOVING k.d. Lang
39 ( 53 ) HERE I STAND Bitty McLean
40 ( RE ) FIND THE RIVER REM

41 ( 37 ) LIFE Haddaway
42 ( 25 ) HEALING LOVE Cliff Richard
43 ( 35 ) THAT’S HOW I’M LIVIN’ Ice T
44 ( 71 ) YOUR LOVE Diana Ross
45 ( 39 ) ANOTHER SAD LOVE SONG Toni Braxton
46 ( 45 ) PAYING THE PRICE OF LOVE The Bee Gees
47 ( 36 ) PLEASE (YOU GOT THAT) INXS and Ray Charles
48 ( 62 ) SHIPBUILDING Tasmin Archer
49 ( 34 ) CAN WE TALK Tevin Campbell
50 ( 55 ) FAMILY AFFAIR Shabba Ranks

51 ( 44 ) MORE AND MORE Captain Hollywood Project
52 ( 52 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba
53 ( 51 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
54 ( 54 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex
55 ( 48 ) SPOOKY New Order
56 ( 56 ) COME BABY COME K7
57 ( 49 ) LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS Belinda Carlisle
58 ( 61 ) PEOPLE GET READY (LIVE) Rod Stewart
59 ( 43 ) I’D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE (BUT I WON’T DO THAT) Meatloaf
60 ( 32 ) LET ME SHOW YOU K Klass

61 ( 72 ) SATURN 5 The Inspiral Carpets
62 ( 60 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
63 ( 74 ) PLEASE FORGIVE ME Bryan Adams
64 ( 64 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles
65 ( 65 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
66 ( 63 ) WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME Frankie Goes To Hollywood
67 ( 69 ) I MISS YOU Haddaway
68 ( NEW ) EVERYDAY Phil Collins
69 ( 68 ) AS TIME GOES BY Jimmy Durante
70 ( 57 ) OOH CHILD Dino

71 ( 50 ) BETTER THAN YOU Lisa Keith
72 ( 75 ) ANYTHING Culture Beat
73 ( 42 ) CONTROVERSY Prince
74 ( RE ) BIG TIME SENSUALITY Bjork
75 ( NEW ) DAUGHTER Pearl Jam

16th JAN 1994

Straight in at Number One, by virtue of being a charting album track that had previously never charted, Queen finally get that deserved topper with the B Side of We Are The Champions. Outrageous it wasn’t an A Side, it gives Queen their 7th Number One (and Freddie’s 8th) while D;Ream’s Top 10 1993 hit goes Top 5 in remix form but doesn’t quite top the chart (like Ur The Best Thing did). A Beatles (and others) cover hits 10 reggae stylee, Bitty McLean reggaes into the Top 20 and Aretha’s last great dance single enters at 23. Things get a bit more interesting lower down the chart with new entries for Ace Of Base, Ce Ce Peniston (thank heavens for the last 3 letters, eh?), Terrorvision (one of my fave frantic pop metal acts of the time), and Cher sees the funny side of Beavis & Butt-head. More than I ever did….

This week, outside the charts, I was also loving the (Bob) Newhart (Henry Mancini instrumental) TV theme (should have allowed it to chart!), oldie Tom Tom Turnaround (oh how I wish someone would cover that on The Voice just for a laugh – Sir Tom Jones in the chair? Please yourself!), and Best Of Blue Mink a forgotten greatest hits package filled with perfect pop and soul singles from 4 years of hits.

1 ( NEW ) WE WILL ROCK YOU Queen
2 ( 3 ) STOP LOVING ME STOP LOVING YOU Daryl Hall
3 ( 7 ) COLD COLD HEART Wet Wet Wet
4 ( 8 ) THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER (REMIX) D:Ream
5 ( 2 ) FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS The Bee Gees
6 ( 1 ) AGAIN Janet Jackson
7 ( 5 ) THAT WAS THE DAY The The
8 ( 6 ) I WOULDN’T NORMALLY DO THIS KIND OF THING Pet Shop Boys
9 ( 4 ) THE POWER OF LOVE Frankie Goes To Hollywood
10 ( 12 ) TWIST AND SHOUT Chaka Demus and Pliers

11 ( 10 ) BREATHE AGAIN Toni Braxton
12 ( 9 ) TOWER OF STRENGTH (REMIX) The Mission
13 ( 11 ) LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ 93 The Doobie Brothers
14 ( 19 ) A WHOLE NEW WORLD Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle
15 ( 13 ) IT’S ALRIGHT East 17
16 ( 18 ) ACTION Def Leppard
17 ( 17 ) NO RAIN Blind Melon
18 ( 39 ) HERE I STAND Bitty McLean
19 ( 14 ) HERO Mariah Carey
20 ( 23 ) WHOOMP (THERE IT IS) Tag Team

21 ( 15 ) RUNAWAY TRAIN Soul Asylum
22 ( 26 ) ALL FOR LOVE Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams and Sting
23 ( NEW ) A DEEPER LOVE Aretha Franklin and C+C Music Factory
24 ( 16 ) IN DULCE JUBILO/ PORTSMOUTH Mike Oldfield
25 ( 50 ) FAMILY AFFAIR Shabba Ranks
26 ( 22 ) FEELIN’ ALRIGHT EYC
27 ( 21 ) BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA David Bowie
28 ( 25 ) MOMENTS OF PLEASURE Kate Bush
29 ( 29 ) HUMAN NATURE/GONE TOO SOON Michael Jackson
30 ( 28 ) TRUE LOVE Elton John and Kiki Dee

31 ( 31 ) GO WEST Pet Shop Boys
32 ( 20 ) WALKING ON AIR Bad Boys Inc
33 ( 68 ) EVERYDAY Phil Collins
34 ( 72 ) ANYTHING Culture Beat
35 ( 33 ) A HARD DAYS NIGHT Peter Sellers
36 ( 40 ) FIND THE RIVER REM
37 ( 61 ) SATURN 5 Inspiral Carpets
38 ( 34 ) DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER M People
39 ( 24 ) I WAS BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY Saint Etienne
40 ( 30 ) ALL ALONE ON CHRISTMAS Darlene Love

41 ( 35 ) BRING ME YOUR CUP UB40
42 ( 27 ) BAT OUT OF HELL Meatloaf
43 ( 36 ) THE PERFECT YEAR Dina Carroll
44 ( 41 ) LIFE Haddaway
45 ( NEW ) THE SIGN Ace Of Base
46 ( NEW ) WHY DON’T YOU TAKE ME One Dove
47 ( 46 ) PAYING THE PRICE OF LOVE The Bee Gees
48 ( 56 ) COME BABY COME K7
49 ( 38 ) JUST KEEP ME MOVING k.d. Lang
50 ( NEW ) MY HOUSE Terrorvision

51 ( 32 ) Y.M.C.A. ’93 The Village People
52 ( 52 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba
53 ( 45 ) ANOTHER SAD LOVE SONG Toni Braxton
54 ( 54 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex
55 ( 53 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
56 ( NEW ) WHO LET IN THE RAIN Cyndi Lauper
57 ( 48 ) SHIPBUILDING Tasmin Archer
58 ( 63 ) PLEASE FORGIVE ME Bryan Adams
59 ( 51 ) MORE AND MORE Captain Hollywood Project
60 ( NEW ) I’M IN THE MOOD Ce Ce Peniston

61 ( 42 ) HEALING LOVE Cliff Richard
62 ( 37 ) DON’T BE A STRANGER Dina Carroll
63 ( 64 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles
64 ( 65 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
65 ( 62 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
66 ( 59 ) I’D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE (BUT I WON’T DO THAT) Meatloaf
67 ( 67 ) I MISS YOU Haddaway
68 ( 43 ) THAT’S HOW I’M LIVIN’ Ice T
69 ( NEW ) LET’S GET MARRIED The Proclaimers
70 ( NEW ) SAVE OUR LOVE Eternal

71 ( 69 ) AS TIME GOES BY Jimmy Durante
72 ( 44 ) YOUR LOVE Diana Ross
73 ( NEW ) I GOT YOU BABE Cher and Beavis and Butt-Head
74 ( 57 ) LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS Belinda Carlisle
75 ( NEW ) CAN’T TAKE YOUR LOVE Pauline Henry

23rd JAN 1994

Daryl Hall gets his only solo chart-topper with a Marvin Gaye tribute (ish) soul song 12 years after his previous (with John Oates) I Can’t Go For That. Still going strong they appear in Bournemouth this year and Daryl has his own internet show. Def Leppard meanwhile copy The Sweet by going Top 10 with Action, and straight into the Top 10 Enigma’s new sound 3 years on from big Number One Sadeness. Inspiral Carpets rocket (literally) into the 20 with Saturn V. You can stand under one of these in Florida, they are Huge! Thomas Dolby’s still hyperactive 10 years on, an album track that should been a single enters for Elton & kd, and just to frighten the children 2 consecutive Mariah Carey ballads in the Top 40 and Garth Brooks as a new entry.

1 ( 2 ) STOP LOVING ME STOP LOVING YOU Daryl Hall
2 ( 4 ) THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER (REMIX) D:Ream
3 ( 1 ) WE WILL ROCK YOU Queen
4 ( 3 ) COLD COLD HEART Wet Wet Wet
5 ( 5 ) FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS The Bee Gees
6 ( 7 ) THAT WAS THE DAY The The
7 ( 16 ) ACTION Def Leppard
8 ( 8 ) I WOULDN’T NORMALLY DO THIS KIND OF THING Pet Shop Boys
9 ( 6 ) AGAIN Janet Jackson
10 ( NEW ) RETURN TO INNOCENCE Enigma

11 ( 10 ) TWIST AND SHOUT Chaka Demus and Pliers
12 ( 23 ) A DEEPER LOVE Aretha Franklin and C+C Music Factory
13 ( 37 ) SATURN 5 Inspiral Carpets
14 ( 18 ) HERE I STAND Bitty McLean
15 ( 13 ) LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ 93 The Doobie Brothers
16 ( 9 ) THE POWER OF LOVE Frankie Goes To Hollywood
17 ( 11 ) BREATHE AGAIN Toni Braxton
18 ( 12 ) TOWER OF STRENGTH (REMIX) The Mission
19 ( 60 ) I’M IN THE MOOD Ce Ce Peniston
20 ( 14 ) A WHOLE NEW WORLD Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle

21 ( 75 ) CAN’T TAKE YOUR LOVE Pauline Henry
22 ( 15 ) IT’S ALRIGHT East 17
23 ( 21 ) RUNAWAY TRAIN Soul Asylum
24 ( 33 ) EVERYDAY Phil Collins
25 ( 25 ) FAMILY AFFAIR Shabba Ranks
26 ( 73 ) I GOT YOU BABE Cher and Beavis and Butt-Head
27 ( 17 ) NO RAIN Blind Melon
28 ( 34 ) ANYTHING Culture Beat
29 ( NEW ) HYPERACTIVE (REMIX) Thomas Dolby
30 ( 20 ) WHOOMP (THERE IT IS) Tag Team

31 ( 29 ) HUMAN NATURE/GONE TOO SOON Michael Jackson
32 ( 31 ) GO WEST Pet Shop Boys
33 ( NEW ) TEARDROPS Elton John and k.d.Lang
34 ( 28 ) MOMENTS OF PLEASURE Kate Bush
35 ( 48 ) COME BABY COME K7
36 ( NEW ) WITHOUT YOU Mariah Carey
37 ( 19 ) HERO Mariah Carey
38 ( 27 ) BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA David Bowie
39 ( NEW ) I’M IN LUV Joe
40 ( 70 ) SAVE OUR LOVE Eternal

41 ( 24 ) IN DULCE JUBILO/ PORTSMOUTH Mike Oldfield
42 ( NEW ) CORNFLAKE GIRL Tori Amos
43 ( 35 ) A HARD DAYS NIGHT Peter Sellers
44 ( 22 ) ALL FOR LOVE Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams and Sting
45 ( 45 ) THE SIGN Ace Of Base
46 ( NEW ) STAY WITH ME BABY Ruby Turner
47 ( 44 ) LIFE Haddaway
48 ( 30 ) TRUE LOVE Elton John and Kiki Dee
49 ( 56 ) WHO LET IN THE RAIN Cyndi Lauper
50 ( 38 ) DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER M People

51 ( 47 ) PAYING THE PRICE OF LOVE The Bee Gees
52 ( 52 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba
53 ( 32 ) WALKING ON AIR Bad Boys Inc
54 ( 54 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex
55 ( 39 ) I WAS BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY Saint Etienne
56 ( NEW ) I LOVE MUSIC Rozalla
57 ( 55 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
58 ( 26 ) FEELIN’ ALRIGHT EYC
59 ( NEW ) BLACK GOLD Soul Asylum
60 ( 36 ) FIND THE RIVER REM

61 ( 64 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
62 ( 63 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles
63 ( 50 ) MY HOUSE Terrorvision
64 ( 40 ) ALL ALONE ON CHRISTMAS Darlene Love
65 ( 49 ) JUST KEEP ME MOVING k.d. Lang
66 ( NEW ) THE RED STROKES Garth Brooks
67 ( 42 ) BAT OUT OF HELL Meatloaf
68 ( 65 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
69 ( NEW ) IN YOUR ROOM Depeche Mode
70 ( 46 ) WHY DON’T YOU TAKE ME One Dove

71 ( 71 ) AS TIME GOES BY Jimmy Durante
72 ( NEW ) PIN CUSHION ZZ Top
73 ( 53 ) ANOTHER SAD LOVE SONG Toni Braxton
74 ( NEW ) UPTIGHT Shara Nelson
75 ( 59 ) MORE AND MORE Captain Hollywood Project

30th JAN 1994

A new number one for the 5th week in a row this month, Enigma getting their 2nd and doing it in 2 weeks. I even bought the album rather than the single, for a change. Aretha gets her first Top 10 in a few years, and a total of 26 years of ‘em (yes even 20 years we were talking decades of my charts!), while Ruby Turner tackles that massive 60’s soul ballad Stay With Me Baby: few can do it successfully and nobody beats the sheer mania of Lorraine Ellison’s original. One of the crimes of pop that it’s never charted while covers of it have, and it’s a vocal performance that needs to be heard to be believed.

Highest new entry is that delicious Linger, The Cranberries sadly decided to swap gentleness for shrieking after this single and became one of my pet annoyances of the 90’s. The Orb slide in, Womack and Womack sneak in under an alias that didn’t fool me, and Paul Rodgers was still alright now 23 years after Free debuted. Sadly, as if a Mariah Carey cover of a classic ballad wasn’t punishment enough, Celine Dion does it too, and I wouldn’t bet on the chances of either of them challenging the chart positions of the originals (in my charts, of course, for some reason record buyers loved them).

1 ( 10 ) RETURN TO INNOCENCE Enigma
2 ( 1 ) STOP LOVING ME STOP LOVING YOU Daryl Hall
3 ( 2 ) THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER (REMIX) D:Ream
4 ( 7 ) ACTION Def Leppard
5 ( 5 ) FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS The Bee Gees
6 ( 3 ) WE WILL ROCK YOU Queen
7 ( 6 ) THAT WAS THE DAY The The
8 ( 12 ) A DEEPER LOVE Aretha Franklin and C+C Music Factory
9 ( 4 ) COLD COLD HEART Wet Wet Wet
10 ( 19 ) I’M IN THE MOOD Ce Ce Peniston

11 ( 9 ) AGAIN Janet Jackson
12 ( 8 ) I WOULDN’T NORMALLY DO THIS KIND OF THING Pet Shop Boys
13 ( 46 ) STAY WITH ME BABY Ruby Turner
14 ( 13 ) SATURN 5 Inspiral Carpets
15 ( 11 ) TWIST AND SHOUT Chaka Demus and Pliers
16 ( 26 ) I GOT YOU BABE Cher and Beavis and Butt-Head
17 ( 14 ) HERE I STAND Bitty McLean
18 ( 24 ) EVERYDAY Phil Collins
19 ( 74 ) UPTIGHT Shara Nelson
20 ( 21 ) CAN’T TAKE YOUR LOVE Pauline Henry

21 ( 15 ) LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ 93 The Doobie Brothers
22 ( 16 ) THE POWER OF LOVE Frankie Goes To Hollywood
23 ( 20 ) A WHOLE NEW WORLD Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle
24 ( 17 ) BREATHE AGAIN Toni Braxton
25 ( 29 ) HYPERACTIVE (REMIX) Thomas Dolby
26 ( NEW ) LINGER The Cranberries
27 ( 18 ) TOWER OF STRENGTH (REMIX) The Mission
28 ( 42 ) CORNFLAKE GIRL Tori Amos
29 ( NEW ) PERPETUAL DAWN The Orb
30 ( 23 ) RUNAWAY TRAIN Soul Asylum

31 ( 22 ) IT’S ALRIGHT East 17
32 ( NEW ) THE POWER OF LOVE Celine Dion
33 ( 36 ) WITHOUT YOU Mariah Carey
34 ( 27 ) NO RAIN Blind Melon
35 ( 32 ) GO WEST Pet Shop Boys
36 ( 39 ) I’M IN LUV Joe
37 ( NEW ) LOVER Joe Roberts
38 ( 28 ) ANYTHING Culture Beat
39 ( 49 ) WHO LET IN THE RAIN Cyndi Lauper
40 ( 66 ) THE RED STROKES Garth Brooks

41 ( 38 ) BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA David Bowie
42 ( 31 ) HUMAN NATURE/GONE TOO SOON Michael Jackson
43 ( 40 ) SAVE OUR LOVE Eternal
44 ( 34 ) MOMENTS OF PLEASURE Kate Bush
45 ( 41 ) IN DULCE JUBILO/ PORTSMOUTH Mike Oldfield
46 ( 59 ) BLACK GOLD Soul Asylum
47 ( 33 ) TEARDROPS Elton John and k.d.Lang
48 ( NEW ) SECRET STAR Womack and Womack (House Of Zekkarius)
49 ( 72 ) PIN CUSHION ZZ Top
50 ( NEW ) HEY JEALOUSY Gin Blossoms

51 ( 47 ) LIFE Haddaway
52 ( 52 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba
53 ( 30 ) WHOOMP (THERE IT IS) Tag Team
54 ( 54 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex
55 ( 56 ) I LOVE MUSIC Rozalla
56 ( 51 ) PAYING THE PRICE OF LOVE The Bee Gees
57 ( 43 ) A HARD DAYS NIGHT Peter Sellers
58 ( NEW ) ASTRAL AMERICA Apollo 440
59 ( 25 ) FAMILY AFFAIR Shabba Ranks
60 ( 35 ) COME BABY COME K7

61 ( 57 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
62 ( 53 ) WALKING ON AIR Bad Boys Inc
63 ( 61 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
64 ( 62 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles
65 ( 44 ) ALL FOR LOVE Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams and Sting
66 ( NEW ) NOW AND FOREVER Richard Marx
67 ( 69 ) IN YOUR ROOM Depeche Mode
68 ( 37 ) HERO Mariah Carey
69 ( 45 ) THE SIGN Ace Of Base
70 ( 48 ) TRUE LOVE Elton John and Kiki Dee

71 ( 65 ) JUST KEEP ME MOVING k.d. Lang
72 ( 71 ) AS TIME GOES BY Jimmy Durante
73 ( NEW ) MUDDY WATER BLUES Paul Rodgers
74 ( NEW ) BLOW YOUR WHISTLE DJ Duke
75 ( 55 ) I WAS BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY Saint Etienne

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