My 1994 Charts – May

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1st May 1994

After 3 weeks at 2, Pet Shop Boys finally overhaul the Bee Gees with the gorgeous Liberation, 4th Number One in a row from Very. I saw a 3D version of the video at the much-hated IMAX building in Bournemouth (years later), which was pretty amazing – if you’ve never seen it check it out, awesome. Up to 4, The Pretenders most-touching ballad, a truly great record and sentiment. Prince getting to 6, and then it’s all about a deluge of new entries headed by 2 world music follow-ups, Deep Forest at 12 and Enigma at 13, sounding much like the previous ones, but still good.

Other genres? Dance at 17 from Gloworm, slacker-rock from Red Hot Chili Peppers at 25 (the revered Under The Bridge), jazz funk from Level 42 at 24, big ballad from the always-there Wet Wet Wet cover of the Troggs great original at 35. As opposed to grate. MOR from la Streisand at 59 (Lloyd-webber, I think), Blur kick-starting Britpop proper with album track Parklife popping in at 61, and what a classic it is, still fresh. Eternal, as opposed to the group who somehow slide in at 65.

1 ( 2 ) LIBERATION Pet Shop Boys
2 ( 1 ) HOW TO FALL IN LOVE The Bee Gees
3 ( 3 ) WHAT MAKES YOU CRY The Proclaimers
4 ( 11 ) I’LL STAND BY YOU The Pretenders
5 ( 4 ) SWEETS FOR MY SWEET C.J. Lewis
6 ( 10 ) MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD Prince
7 ( 5 ) MMM MMM MMM MMM Crash Test Dummies
8 ( 6 ) ALWAYS Erasure
9 ( 12 ) THE REAL THING Tony Di Bart
10 ( 8 ) THE SIGN Ace Of Base

11 ( 7 ) UR THE BEST THING (REMIX) D:Ream
12 ( NEW ) DEEP FOREST Deep Forset
13 ( NEW ) THE EYES OF TRUTH Enigma
14 ( 9 ) STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA Bruce Springsteen
15 ( 47 ) WHY DO I NEED TO KNOW Nick Green
16 ( 36 ) SILENT SCREAM Richard Marx
17 ( NEW ) CARRY ME HOME Gloworm
18 ( 13 ) WHISPERING YOUR NAME Alison Moyet
19 ( 19 ) LUCKY LUCKY ME Marvin Gaye
20 ( 25 ) THE RED SHOES Kate Bush

21 ( 27 ) ROCK MY HEART Haddaway
22 ( 14 ) WITHOUT YOU Nilsson
23 ( 17 ) DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE Bitty McLean
24 ( NEW ) ALL OVER YOU Level 42
25 ( NEW ) UNDER THE BRIDGE Red Hot Chili Peppers
26 ( 18 ) I’LL REMEMBER Madonna
27 ( 15 ) OBLIVION Terrorvision
28 ( NEW ) DREAMS The Cranberries
29 ( 20 ) YOU GOTTA BE Des’ree
30 ( 16 ) SORRY BUT I’M GONNA HAVE TO PASS The Coasters

31 ( 33 ) 100% PURE LOVE Crystal Waters
32 ( 22 ) RETURN TO INNOCENCE Enigma
33 ( NEW ) BECOMING MORE LIKE GOD Jah Wobbles Invaders Of The Heart
34 ( 23 ) ROCKS Primal Scream
35 ( NEW ) LOVE IS ALL AROUND Wet Wet Wet
36 ( NEW ) MR JONES Counting Crows
37 ( 43 ) WE WAIT AND WE WONDER Phil Collins
38 ( 38 ) CRAZY Bob Geldof
39 ( 32 ) SHAPES THAT GO TOGETHER a-ha
40 ( 60 ) LONELY SYMPHONY (WE WILL BE FREE) Frances Ruffelle

41 ( 65 ) MISLED Celine Dion
42 ( 31 ) PRETTY GOOD YEAR Tori Amos
43 ( 24 ) WORLD IN YOUR HANDS Culture Beat
44 ( 26 ) GIRLS AND BOYS Blur
45 ( 21 ) ANOTHER SAD LOVE SONG (REMIX) Toni Braxton
46 ( 35 ) WONDERFUL LIFE Black
47 ( NEW ) UNIFORM The Inspiral Carpets
48 ( 39 ) BACK IN MY ARMS Joe Roberts
49 ( NEW ) BIG GAY HEART The Lemonheads
50 ( 45 ) STOP LOVING ME STOP LOVING YOU Daryl Hall

51 ( 40 ) HOW GEE Black Machine
52 ( 29 ) BROTHER SISTER Urban Species
53 ( 28 ) KEEP GIVIN’ ME LOVE Ce Ce Peniston
54 ( 51 ) WE WILL ROCK YOU Queen
55 ( 49 ) FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS The Bee Gees
56 ( 46 ) DOOP Doop
57 ( 30 ) I LIKE 2 MOVE IT Reel 2 Real
58 ( 58 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba
59 ( NEW ) AS IF WE NEVER SAID GOODBYE Barbra Streisand
60 ( 64 ) EVERYTHING CHANGES Take That

61 ( NEW ) PARKLIFE Blur
62 ( 61 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex
63 ( 48 ) I’LL WAIT Taylor Dayne
64 ( 66 ) AIN’T NOTHIN’ LIKE THE REAL THING Elton John and Mareclla Detroit
65 ( NEW ) JUST A STEP FROM HEAVEN Eternal
66 ( 63 ) GO WEST Pet Shop Boys
67 ( 55 ) LOVER Joe Roberts
68 ( 67 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’/ EBB TIDE The Righteous Brothers
69 ( 68 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles
70 ( NEW ) COME ON YOU REDS Manchester United Football Club and Status Quo

71 ( NEW ) AROUND THE WORLD East 17
72 ( 34 ) LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR Honky
73 ( NEW ) LIGHT MY FIRE Clubhouse
74 ( NEW ) IT WILL BE YOU Paul Young
75 ( NEW ) 13 STEPS LEAD ON Elvis Costello

 

8th May 1994

Back up at 1 for a 4th and final week, the Bee Gees, with Enigma getting to 2 trying for a 3rd Number One. Straight in is classic 80‘s oldie, Grace Jones Slave To The Rhythm going Top 10 for the second time (1985 being the first). New act Nick Green never got any further in any chart other than Top 10 in my chart, which is basically James Blunt/Nick Drake vocally and it’s sweeping strings-tastic. Writes music for TV shows now I think. Highest new entry proper is Judy Cheeks at 12, a bit of gospel diva dance. Great singer.

Phil Collins suddenly jumps to 13 with a pleasant ballad, Crystal Waters gets a second Top 20 hit, and TV advert theme tune Inside from grunge-rock act Stiltskin shoot in at 23. Those riffs were fantastic. Eurovision time? That’ll be Frances Ruffelle at 28 then, one of the UK’s best 90’s entries. Classic oldie Listen To The Music is back 20 years on, remixed of course at 29 as per recent Doobies hits. Baby I Love Your way is back for the third time – reggae this time, and probably the best cover of it since Peter Frampton’s original 1976 hit.

Jah Wobble, of Public Image Limited fame, is at 22 with indie-reaggae and featuring vocalist Anneli Drecker, who charted last year with a great oldie in my charts from a few years back. Jon Secada’s back, The Lemonheads are back with a big gay (country) heart at 39 and some lyrics not radio-friendly, and Elvis Costello is never far away from my charts, here at 49 steppin up.
1 ( 2 ) HOW TO FALL IN LOVE The Bee Gees
2 ( 13 ) THE EYES OF TRUTH Enigma
3 ( 1 ) LIBERATION Pet Shop Boys
4 ( 4 ) I’LL STAND BY YOU The Pretenders
5 ( 3 ) WHAT MAKES YOU CRY The Proclaimers
6 ( 5 ) SWEETS FOR MY SWEET C.J. Lewis
7 ( NEW ) SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM Grace Jones
8 ( 15 ) WHY DO I NEED TO KNOW Nick Green
9 ( 12 ) DEEP FOREST Deep Forset
10 ( 10 ) THE SIGN Ace Of Base

11 ( 7 ) MMM MMM MMM MMM Crash Test Dummies
12 ( NEW ) REACH Judy Cheeks
13 ( 37 ) WE WAIT AND WE WONDER Phil Collins
14 ( 16 ) SILENT SCREAM Richard Marx
15 ( 17 ) CARRY ME HOME Gloworm
16 ( 6 ) MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD Prince
17 ( 9 ) THE REAL THING Tony Di Bart
18 ( 8 ) ALWAYS Erasure
19 ( 31 ) 100% PURE LOVE Crystal Waters
20 ( 28 ) DREAMS The Cranberries

21 ( 11 ) UR THE BEST THING (REMIX) D:Ream
22 ( 33 ) BECOMING MORE LIKE GOD Jah Wobbles Invaders Of The Heart
23 ( NEW ) INSIDE Stiltskin
24 ( 14 ) STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA Bruce Springsteen
25 ( 25 ) UNDER THE BRIDGE Red Hot Chili Peppers
26 ( 19 ) LUCKY LUCKY ME Marvin Gaye
27 ( 22 ) WITHOUT YOU Nilsson
28 ( 40 ) LONELY SYMPHONY (WE WILL BE FREE) Frances Ruffelle
29 ( NEW ) LISTEN TO THE MUSIC (REMIX) The Doobie Brothers
30 ( 18 ) WHISPERING YOUR NAME Alison Moyet

31 ( 41 ) MISLED Celine Dion
32 ( 20 ) THE RED SHOES/ SHOEDANCE Kate Bush
33 ( 59 ) AS IF WE NEVER SAID GOODBYE Barbra Streisand
34 ( 24 ) ALL OVER YOU Level 42
35 ( 35 ) LOVE IS ALL AROUND Wet Wet Wet
36 ( NEW ) BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY Big Mountain
37 ( 26 ) I’LL REMEMBER Madonna
38 ( 48 ) BACK IN MY ARMS Joe Roberts
39 ( 49 ) BIG GAY HEART The Lemonheads
40 ( NEW ) IF YOU GO Jon Secada

41 ( 23 ) DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE Bitty McLean
42 ( 70 ) COME ON YOU REDS Manchester United Football Club and Status Quo
43 ( 30 ) SORRY BUT I’M GONNA HAVE TO PASS The Coasters
44 ( 32 ) RETURN TO INNOCENCE Enigma
45 ( 29 ) YOU GOTTA BE Des’ree
46 ( RE ) TAKE IT BACK Pink Floyd
47 ( 21 ) ROCK MY HEART Haddaway
48 ( 72 ) LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR Honky
49 ( 75 ) 13 STEPS LEAD ON Elvis Costello
50 ( 34 ) ROCKS Primal Scream

51 ( 27 ) OBLIVION Terrorvision
52 ( 39 ) SHAPES THAT GO TOGETHER a-ha
53 ( 71 ) AROUND THE WORLD East 17
54 ( 65 ) JUST A STEP FROM HEAVEN Eternal
55 ( 54 ) WE WILL ROCK YOU Queen
56 ( 50 ) STOP LOVING ME STOP LOVING YOU Daryl Hall
57 ( 58 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba
58 ( 55 ) FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS The Bee Gees
59 ( 36 ) MR JONES Counting Crows
60 ( 46 ) WONDERFUL LIFE Black

61 ( 42 ) PRETTY GOOD YEAR Tori Amos
62 ( 45 ) ANOTHER SAD LOVE SONG (REMIX) Toni Braxton
63 ( 62 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex
64 ( 64 ) AIN’T NOTHIN’ LIKE THE REAL THING Elton John and Mareclla Detroit
65 ( 44 ) GIRLS AND BOYS Blur
66 ( 73 ) LIGHT MY FIRE Clubhouse
67 ( 69 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles
68 ( 68 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’/ EBB TIDE The Righteous Brothers
69 ( 66 ) GO WEST Pet Shop Boys
70 ( NEW ) MUST BE THE MUSIC Hysterix

71 ( NEW ) MILLENIUM Killing Joke
72 ( NEW ) HOLD THAT SUCKER DOWN O.T. Quartet
73 ( 47 ) UNIFORM The Inspiral Carpets
74 ( 38 ) CRAZY Bob Geldof
75 ( NEW ) PLEASE MR. POSTMAN The Backbeat Band

oldies
1. The 2 Of Us – The Beatles
2. Move On – Abba
3. Don’t Give Up – Petula Clark

15th May 1994

Third number one for Enigma, and second in a row from the same album, keeping off The Pretenders from the top spot – in retrospect they are the wrong way round, I much prefer I’ll Stand By You these days! The Doobie Brothers finally go top 10 with Listen To The Music after almost doing it in 1974 (but the original version is the best, regardless). Grunge and passionate gospeldance meanwhile go top 10, courtesy of Stiltskin and Gloworm, both terrific tracks.

Jon Secada gets another Top 20 2 years after his debut number 2 hit, and Phyllis Nelson’s 1985 smooth soul oldie comes back at 21. More surprisingly Red Hot Chili Peppers go top 20 and Wet Wet Wet don’t. I’ll take that as right… Sudden spurts after ottering about a bit for veterans Pink Floyd and Elton John (with Marcella Detroit), both into the 40, and Parklife re-enters at 36 now out as a single. Nilsson’s classic Without You is joined by his classic Everybody’s Talking, albeit courtesy The Beautiful South who do a lovely version. Let’s be clear though, the Nilsson versions of songs are always the definitive versions, the man was a great.

Outside the 40, and a great reggae big hit for Dawn Penn pops in at 49, a cover of Summer n Streisand hits 52 by 2 current dance divas, and Neneh Cherry is back 5 years on with Youssou N’Dour, also 5 years since his debut, and the absolutely classic and haunting Seven Seconds. Just brilliant.

1 ( 2 ) THE EYES OF TRUTH Enigma
2 ( 4 ) I’LL STAND BY YOU The Pretenders
3 ( 1 ) HOW TO FALL IN LOVE The Bee Gees
4 ( 29 ) LISTEN TO THE MUSIC (REMIX) The Doobie Brothers
5 ( 9 ) DEEP FOREST Deep Forset
6 ( 3 ) LIBERATION Pet Shop Boys
7 ( 23 ) INSIDE Stiltskin
8 ( 15 ) CARRY ME HOME Gloworm
9 ( 5 ) WHAT MAKES YOU CRY The Proclaimers
10 ( 7 ) SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM Grace Jones

11 ( 6 ) SWEETS FOR MY SWEET C.J. Lewis
12 ( 8 ) WHY DO I NEED TO KNOW Nick Green
13 ( 10 ) THE SIGN Ace Of Base
14 ( 12 ) REACH Judy Cheeks
15 ( 13 ) WE WAIT AND WE WONDER Phil Collins
16 ( 20 ) DREAMS The Cranberries
17 ( 40 ) IF YOU GO Jon Secada
18 ( 25 ) UNDER THE BRIDGE Red Hot Chili Peppers
19 ( 11 ) MMM MMM MMM MMM Crash Test Dummies
20 ( 16 ) MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD Prince

21 ( NEW ) MOVE CLOSER Phyllis Nelson
22 ( 14 ) SILENT SCREAM Richard Marx
23 ( 21 ) UR THE BEST THING (REMIX) D:Ream
24 ( 17 ) THE REAL THING Tony Di Bart
25 ( 18 ) ALWAYS Erasure
26 ( 35 ) LOVE IS ALL AROUND Wet Wet Wet
27 ( 19 ) 100% PURE LOVE Crystal Waters
28 ( 53 ) AROUND THE WORLD East 17
29 ( 36 ) BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY Big Mountain
30 ( 46 ) TAKE IT BACK Pink Floyd

31 ( 64 ) AIN’T NOTHIN’ LIKE THE REAL THING Elton John and Mareclla Detroit
32 ( 27 ) WITHOUT YOU Nilsson
33 ( 24 ) STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA Bruce Springsteen
34 ( 38 ) BACK IN MY ARMS Joe Roberts
35 ( 30 ) WHISPERING YOUR NAME Alison Moyet
36 ( RE ) PARKLIFE Blur
37 ( 54 ) JUST A STEP FROM HEAVEN Eternal
38 ( 39 ) BIG GAY HEART The Lemonheads
39 ( NEW ) EVERYBODY’S TALKING The Beautiful South
40 ( 34 ) ALL OVER YOU Level 42

41 ( 42 ) COME ON YOU REDS Manchester United Football Club and Status Quo
42 ( 22 ) BECOMING MORE LIKE GOD Jah Wobbles Invaders Of The Heart featuring Annili Drecker
43 ( 26 ) LUCKY LUCKY ME Marvin Gaye
44 ( 37 ) I’LL REMEMBER Madonna
45 ( 41 ) DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE Bitty McLean
46 ( 49 ) 13 STEPS LEAD DOWN Elvis Costello
47 ( 66 ) LIGHT MY FIRE Clubhouse
48 ( 32 ) THE RED SHOES/ SHOEDANCE Kate Bush
49 ( NEW ) YOU DON’T LOVE ME (NO NO NO) Dawn Penn
50 ( 31 ) MISLED Celine Dion

51 ( 44 ) RETURN TO INNOCENCE Enigma
52 ( NEW ) NO MORE TEARS (ENOUGH IS ENOUGH) Kym Mazelle and Jocelyn Brown
53 ( 28 ) LONELY SYMPHONY (WE WILL BE FREE) Frances Ruffelle
54 ( 33 ) AS IF WE NEVER SAID GOODBYE Barbra Streisand
55 ( NEW ) SEVEN SECONDS Youssou N’Dour and Neneh Cherry
56 ( 57 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba
57 ( NEW ) NUMBER ONE EYC
58 ( 55 ) WE WILL ROCK YOU Queen
59 ( 59 ) MR JONES Counting Crows
60 ( 52 ) SHAPES THAT GO TOGETHER a-ha

61 ( 58 ) FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS The Bee Gees
62 ( 48 ) LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR Honky
63 ( 56 ) STOP LOVING ME STOP LOVING YOU Daryl Hall
64 ( 63 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex
65 ( 61 ) PRETTY GOOD YEAR Tori Amos
66 ( NEW ) NAZIS 1994 Roger Taylor
67 ( NEW ) SET YOU FREE N Trance
68 ( 67 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles
69 ( 68 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’/ EBB TIDE The Righteous Brothers
70 ( NEW ) SATURDAY NIGHT SUNDAY MORNING T Empo

71 ( NEW ) OBJECTS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR Meatloaf
72 ( NEW ) LEAN ON ME Michael Bolton
73 ( NEW ) YOUR BODY’S CALLIN’ R Kelly
74 ( 69 ) GO WEST Pet Shop Boys
75 ( NEW ) ROCKIN’ FOR MYSELF Motiv 8

22nd May 1994

2 weeks on top for Enigma, holding off Deep Forest and confirming that this month, at least, I was being a new age hippie. Re-entering, and high, at 6, is Guns ‘n’ Roses version of 50’s oldie Since I Don’t Have You. I love the song, I’ll be honest it’s not the definitive version (see Don McLean or the original 1958 The Skyliners doo-wop version), but it’s only their second Top 10 hit 5 years on from the first (Sweet Child ‘o Mine).

Lots of new entries, including some album tracks, as I was allowing one track per new album now – good news for Blur as the epic To The End enters, but also bad news for Blur as Parklife is pushed out under the rules. Highest new entry is Maxx at 10 with their European dance smash. East 17 and Elton John go top 20 (Elton’s a cover of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell’s 60’s classic, an Ashford & Simpson song), while Neneh & Youssou climb to 27 in a bit longer than 7 seconds.

Returning: Shara Nelson, Joe Roberts, Pet Shop Boys (with novelty Ab Fab track), Ace Of Base (a cover of Aswad’s UK 1988 number one, itself a cover of a Tina Turner B side written by Diane Warren and Albert “dad of The Strokes Albert hammond Jnr” Hammond), Daryl Hall (for 18 years of hits), Seal, Eddi Reader (another 1988 UK number one act) of Fairground Attraction, Alison Moyet (12 years of hits), 2 Unlimited, Tori Amos, The Levellers and Aretha Franklin (26 years of hits to date). Phew! New act Galliano was a goodie too.
1 ( 1 ) THE EYES OF TRUTH Enigma
2 ( 5 ) DEEP FOREST Deep Forest
3 ( 2 ) I’LL STAND BY YOU The Pretenders
4 ( 3 ) HOW TO FALL IN LOVE The Bee Gees
5 ( 4 ) LISTEN TO THE MUSIC (REMIX) The Doobie Brothers
6 ( RE ) SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU Guns ‘n’ Roses
7 ( 7 ) INSIDE Stiltskin
8 ( 8 ) CARRY ME HOME Gloworm
9 ( 21 ) MOVE CLOSER Phyllis Nelson
10 ( NEW ) GET-A-WAY Maxx

11 ( 6 ) LIBERATION Pet Shop Boys
12 ( 11 ) SWEETS FOR MY SWEET C.J. Lewis
13 ( 14 ) REACH Judy Cheeks
14 ( 17 ) IF YOU GO Jon Secada
15 ( 9 ) WHAT MAKES YOU CRY The Proclaimers
16 ( 39 ) EVERYBODY’S TALKING The Beautiful South
17 ( 28 ) AROUND THE WORLD East 17
18 ( 18 ) UNDER THE BRIDGE Red Hot Chili Peppers
19 ( 13 ) THE SIGN Ace Of Base
20 ( 31 ) AIN’T NOTHIN’ LIKE THE REAL THING Elton John and Marcella Detroit

21 ( 10 ) SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM Grace Jones
22 ( 12 ) WHY DO I NEED TO KNOW Nick Green
23 ( 26 ) LOVE IS ALL AROUND Wet Wet Wet
24 ( 19 ) MMM MMM MMM MMM Crash Test Dummies
25 ( 20 ) MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD Prince
26 ( 24 ) THE REAL THING Tony Di Bart
27 ( 55 ) SEVEN SECONDS Youssou N’Dour and Neneh Cherry
28 ( 16 ) DREAMS The Cranberries
29 ( 29 ) BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY Big Mountain
30 ( 30 ) TAKE IT BACK Pink Floyd

31 ( 37 ) JUST A STEP FROM HEAVEN Eternal
32 ( 15 ) WE WAIT AND WE WONDER Phil Collins
33 ( 23 ) UR THE BEST THING (REMIX) D:Ream
34 ( 34 ) BACK IN MY ARMS Joe Roberts
35 ( 27 ) 100% PURE LOVE Crystal Waters
36 ( NEW ) TO THE END Blur
37 ( 22 ) SILENT SCREAM Richard Marx
38 ( NEW ) NOBODY Shara Nelson
39 ( 57 ) NUMBER ONE EYC
40 ( 25 ) ALWAYS Erasure

41 ( 32 ) WITHOUT YOU Nilsson
42 ( 43 ) LUCKY LUCKY ME Marvin Gaye
43 ( NEW ) THE ‘ADORE Joe Roberts
44 ( 73 ) YOUR BODY’S CALLIN’ R Kelly
45 ( NEW ) ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS Absolutely Fabulous (Pet Shop Boys)
46 ( 35 ) WHISPERING YOUR NAME Alison Moyet
47 ( 33 ) STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA Bruce Springsteen
48 ( NEW ) DON’T TURN AROUND Ace Of Base
49 ( NEW ) HELP ME FIND A WAY TO YOUR HEART Daryl Hall
50 ( NEW ) PRAYER FOR THE DYING Seal

51 ( 38 ) BIG GAY HEART The Lemonheads
52 ( 52 ) NO MORE TEARS (ENOUGH IS ENOUGH) Kym Mazelle and Jocelyn Brown
53 ( 36 ) PARKLIFE Blur
54 ( 49 ) YOU DON’T LOVE ME (NO NO NO) Dawn Penn
55 ( 44 ) I’LL REMEMBER Madonna
56 ( 56 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba
57 ( 51 ) RETURN TO INNOCENCE Enigma
58 ( NEW ) PATIENCE OF ANGELS Eddi Reader
59 ( 58 ) WE WILL ROCK YOU Queen
60 ( 71 ) OBJECTS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR Meatloaf

61 ( 41 ) COME ON YOU REDS Manchester United Football Club and Status Quo
62 ( NEW ) GETTING INTO YOU Alison Moyet
63 ( 40 ) ALL OVER YOU Level 42
64 ( 61 ) FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS The Bee Gees
65 ( 64 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex
66 ( NEW ) THE REAL THING 2 Unlimited
67 ( NEW ) WILLING TO FORGIVE Aretha Franklin
68 ( 68 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles
69 ( 69 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’/ EBB TIDE The Righteous Brothers
70 ( 72 ) LEAN ON ME Michael Bolton

71 ( NEW ) PAST THE MISSION Tori Amos
72 ( 63 ) STOP LOVING ME STOP LOVING YOU Daryl Hall
73 ( NEW ) JULIA The Levellers
74 ( NEW ) LONG TIME GONE Galliano
75 ( 74 ) GO WEST Pet Shop Boys

 

29th May 1994

3 weeks Enigma, they do seem to get long runs on top when they happen! New Age starting to make way for new rock though, with Guns n Roses and Stiltskin in the top 3. Never say I’m predictable, even Bruce Dickinson manages a new entry (I like him, though not keen on Iron Maiden generally)!

Lookit Galliano rocket, though, from 74 to 4! Who?! It’s a fab jazzfunk 60’s vibe version of Crosby Stills and Nash’s Long Time Gone. Love it. Joined by another cover at 5 (Everybody’s Talking, Beautiful South’s return to the top 5), for 3 out 5 old songs. East 17 sneak quietly into the Top 10 and highest new entry? Crash! Boom! Bang! Roxette are back! Three number ones and lots of hits later, 5 years on they are still on a roll.

Deacon Blue have their Dignity. Back at 20, that is, much higher than first time round, while Wet Wet Wet still struggle to get into the Top 20. I think it’s fair to assume it’s not heading for a 15 week run on top of MY charts! Hooray! Alice Cooper’s also back, as he was wont do for, lo, these 22 years so far. Much much older though, and guess what? Another cover! Thankfully it’s a quirky one as the movie The Flintstones gives the B52’s an excuse to have some fun (and a hit) with the TV show theme tune, which I loved as a very very young boy, and continue to love as a not so young boy. Boys remain boys at heart. The ones that don’t have no heart at all!

Others: Carleen “Brand New Heavies” Anderson, Saint “fab” Etienne, All 4 “yawn” One, Salt ‘n’ Pepa (Shoop)….
1 ( 1 ) THE EYES OF TRUTH Enigma
2 ( 7 ) INSIDE Stiltskin
3 ( 6 ) SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU Guns ‘n’ Roses
4 ( 74 ) LONG TIME GONE Galliano
5 ( 16 ) EVERYBODY’S TALKING The Beautiful South
6 ( 2 ) DEEP FOREST Deep Forest
7 ( 8 ) CARRY ME HOME Gloworm
8 ( 3 ) I’LL STAND BY YOU The Pretenders
9 ( 17 ) AROUND THE WORLD East 17
10 ( 5 ) LISTEN TO THE MUSIC (REMIX) The Doobie Brothers

11 ( 4 ) HOW TO FALL IN LOVE The Bee Gees
12 ( 10 ) GET-A-WAY Maxx
13 ( 11 ) LIBERATION Pet Shop Boys
14 ( 12 ) SWEETS FOR MY SWEET C.J. Lewis
15 ( NEW ) CRASH! BOOM! BANG! Roxette
16 ( 14 ) IF YOU GO Jon Secada
17 ( 13 ) REACH Judy Cheeks
18 ( 9 ) MOVE CLOSER Phyllis Nelson
19 ( 29 ) BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY Big Mountain
20 ( NEW ) DIGNITY Deacon Blue

21 ( 20 ) AIN’T NOTHIN’ LIKE THE REAL THING Elton John and Marcella Detroit
22 ( 36 ) TO THE END Blur
23 ( 23 ) LOVE IS ALL AROUND Wet Wet Wet
24 ( 24 ) MMM MMM MMM MMM Crash Test Dummies
25 ( 15 ) WHAT MAKES YOU CRY The Proclaimers
26 ( 58 ) PATIENCE OF ANGELS Eddi Reader
27 ( 25 ) MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD Prince
28 ( 19 ) THE SIGN Ace Of Base
29 ( 18 ) UNDER THE BRIDGE Red Hot Chili Peppers
30 ( 30 ) TAKE IT BACK Pink Floyd

31 ( NEW ) IN THE NAVY (REMIX) The Village People
32 ( 27 ) SEVEN SECONDS Youssou N’Dour and Neneh Cherry
33 ( 45 ) ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS Absolutely Fabulous (Pet Shop Boys)
34 ( 26 ) THE REAL THING Tony Di Bart
35 ( NEW ) LOST IN AMERICA Alice Cooper
36 ( NEW ) MEET THE FLINTSTONES The BC52’s (B52’s)
37 ( 50 ) PRAYER FOR THE DYING Seal
38 ( 38 ) NOBODY Shara Nelson
39 ( 21 ) SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM Grace Jones
40 ( 71 ) PAST THE MISSION Tori Amos

41 ( 33 ) UR THE BEST THING (REMIX) D:Ream
42 ( 31 ) JUST A STEP FROM HEAVEN Eternal
43 ( 41 ) WITHOUT YOU Nilsson
44 ( 40 ) ALWAYS Erasure
45 ( 22 ) WHY DO I NEED TO KNOW Nick Green
46 ( 39 ) NUMBER ONE EYC
47 ( 32 ) WE WAIT AND WE WONDER Phil Collins
48 ( 48 ) DON’T TURN AROUND Ace Of Base
49 ( 35 ) 100% PURE LOVE Crystal Waters
50 ( 37 ) SILENT SCREAM Richard Marx

51 ( NEW ) MAMA SAID Carleen Anderson
52 ( 28 ) DREAMS The Cranberries
53 ( 70 ) LEAN ON ME Michael Bolton
54 ( 54 ) YOU DON’T LOVE ME (NO NO NO) Dawn Penn
55 ( 42 ) LUCKY LUCKY ME Marvin Gaye
56 ( NEW ) LIKE A MOTORWAY Saint Etienne
57 ( 56 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba
58 ( 46 ) WHISPERING YOUR NAME Alison Moyet
59 ( 34 ) BACK IN MY ARMS Joe Roberts
60 ( 47 ) STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA Bruce Springsteen

61 ( 67 ) WILLING TO FORGIVE Aretha Franklin
62 ( 59 ) WE WILL ROCK YOU Queen
63 ( 66 ) THE REAL THING 2 Unlimited
64 ( NEW ) I SWEAR All 4 One
65 ( 69 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’/ EBB TIDE The Righteous Brothers
66 ( 65 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex
67 ( 44 ) YOUR BODY’S CALLIN’ R Kelly
68 ( 57 ) RETURN TO INNOCENCE Enigma
69 ( 68 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles
70 ( NEW ) SHOOP Salt ‘n’ Pepa

71 ( NEW ) TEARS OF THE DRAGON Bruce Dickinson
72 ( 49 ) HELP ME FIND A WAY TO YOUR HEART Daryl Hall
73 ( 64 ) FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS The Bee Gees
74 ( 43 ) THE ‘ADORE Joe Roberts
75 ( 75 ) GO WEST Pet Shop Boys

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