My 1994 Charts – July

The Flash getting a good kickin’ from a baddie at UKCAC

3rd July 1994

2nd week on top for Aswad, joined in the top 5 by yet another reggae track, as General Public’s version of The Staple Singers classic hits 5, 2 places lower than the 1972 original. The Pretenders keep up the run of Top 10 hits, Night In My Veins at 8, and The Grid’s Swamp Thing is up to 9.

Leading a mass influx of new entries is Crystal Waters and Ghetto Day, a record I preferred to her bigger hits; The Rolling Stones are back at 25, Love Is Strong enough to give them a sweet 25 years of hits to date; the big news is in at 34, a noisy new Manc band with an arrogant attitude, Shaker Maker from Oasis. The previous band called Oasis featured Mary Hopkin, and I’d pay to hear her sing an Oasis ballad. Just because.

Lots of big movers as well, B52’s up to 19, Janet Jackson to 20, Utah Saints to 30, and Daryl Hall up to 38, and waddya know I saw him 2 weeks ago in concert with mucker John Oates, still going strong. Other newies: Shed 7, Wildhearts, Robert Palmer 16 years into his run of hits, KWS doing what they do best – killing much better records, this time with the assistance of Rose Royce’s Gwen Dickey (Ain’t Nobody – I suggest sticking with Rufus in my 84 and 89 Top 10’s), Blind Melon, Take That (having a minor hit after some biggies), Aerosmith, a great comeback single for Bobby Brown, not yet remixed, and lastly, the 15-year-old, influential and ill-fated Aaliyah with Back And Forth. Best not mention R. Kelly who would be banged up a la Yewtree were he a UK resident. Probably. I wouldn’t want to spread malicious rumours, but he produced her Age Ain’t Nothin But A Number album and apparently married in secret after she lied about her age, in about ooh, 2 or 3 months after this debut. R. Kelly obviously had no idea how old she was, having had her signed to his record label at 12 years old. Well, what business-man needs to see a birth certificate from parents eh when signing up their child? Obviously not this one…..

1 ( 1 ) SHINE Aswad

2 ( 2 ) SEVEN SECONDS Youssou N’Dour and Neneh Cherry

3 ( 3 ) I DON’T LIKE MONDAYS The Boomtown Rats

4 ( 9 ) FEELIN’ GOOD Nina Simone

5 ( 23 ) I’LL TAKE YOU THERE General Public

6 ( 4 ) BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY Big Mountain

7 ( 6 ) YOU DON’T LOVE ME (NO NO NO) Dawn Penn

8 ( 15 ) NIGHT IN MY VEINS The Pretenders

9 ( 12 ) SWAMP THING The Grid

10 ( 10 ) EVERYBODY’S TALKING The Beautiful South

11 ( 19 ) I WANNA BE YOUR MAN Chaka Demus & Pliers

12 ( 5 ) TO THE END Blur

13 ( 20 ) DON’T TURN AROUND Ace Of Base

14 ( 7 ) CRASH! BOOM! BANG! Roxette

15 ( 18 ) WILLING TO FORGIVE Aretha Franklin

16 ( 8 ) HARD Tom Robinson

17 ( NEW ) GHETTO DAY Crystal Waters

18 ( NEW ) HEY DJ Lighter Shade Of Brown

19 ( 43 ) MEET THE FLINTSTONES The BC52’s (B52’s)

20 ( 45 ) ANYTIME ANYPLACE Janet Jackson

21 ( 11 ) SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU Guns ‘n’ Roses

22 ( 17 ) PATIENCE OF ANGELS Eddi Reader

23 ( 14 ) JAILBIRD Primal Scream

24 ( 16 ) THE EYES OF TRUTH Enigma

25 ( NEW ) LOVE IS STRONG The Rolling Stones

26 ( 13 ) INSIDE Stiltskin

27 ( 22 ) SWEETS FOR MY SWEET C.J. Lewis

28 ( 25 ) GET-A-WAY Maxx

29 ( 35 ) U + ME Cappella

30 ( 47 ) I STILL THINK OF YOU Utah Saints

31 ( 38 ) CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT Elton John

32 ( 32 ) AROUND THE WORLD East 17

33 ( 33 ) EVERYBODY’S GOT TO LEARN SOMETIME Yazz

34 ( NEW ) SHAKER MAKER Oasis

35 ( 42 ) WORD UP Gun

36 ( 26 ) CRAZY FOR YOU Let Loose

37 ( 21 ) I’LL STAND BY YOU The Pretenders

38 ( 68 ) GLORYLAND Daryl Hall featuring The Sounds Of Blackness

39 ( 29 ) NO MORE TEARS (ENOUGH IS ENOUGH) Kym Mazelle and Jocelyn Brown

40 ( 24 ) LONG TIME GONE Galliano

41 ( 27 ) YOU Bonnie Raitt

42 ( NEW ) DOLPHIN Shed 7

43 ( 31 ) LISTEN TO THE MUSIC (REMIX) The Doobie Brothers

44 ( 37 ) LIBERATION Pet Shop Boys

45 ( 34 ) DEEP FOREST Deep Forest

46 ( NEW ) SUCKER PUNCH The Wildhearts

47 ( NEW ) GIRL U WANT Robert Palmer

48 ( 44 ) CARRY ME HOME Gloworm

49 ( 41 ) HOW TO FALL IN LOVE The Bee Gees

50 ( 30 ) NO GOOD (START THE DANCE) The Prodigy

51 ( 28 ) ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS Absolutely Fabulous (Pet Shop Boys)

52 ( 51 ) WITHOUT YOU Nilsson

53 ( 55 ) ANYTIME YOU NEED A FRIEND Mariah Carey

54 ( 61 ) MIDDLEMAN Terrorvision

55 ( 36 ) BACK TO LOVE Brand New Heavies

56 ( 75 ) AFTERNOONS AND COFFEESPOONS Crash Test Dummies

57 ( 39 ) I SWEAR All 4 One

58 ( 73 ) MAYBE LOVE (REMIX) Stevie Nicks

59 ( 58 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba

60 ( 40 ) LAY YOUR LOVE ON ME Roachford

61 ( NEW ) GO ON MOVE Reel 2 Real

62 ( NEW ) AIN’T NOBODY KWS featuring Gwen Dickey

63 ( 63 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’/ EBB TIDE The Righteous Brothers

64 ( 46 ) IF YOU GO Jon Secada

65 ( NEW ) CHANGE Blind Melon

66 ( 65 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex

67 ( 57 ) WHAT MAKES YOU CRY The Proclaimers

68 ( 66 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles

69 ( NEW ) LOVE AIN’T HERE ANYMORE Take That

70 ( NEW ) BACK AND FORTH Aaliyah

71 ( NEW ) TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME Bobby Brown

72 ( NEW ) CAN’T IMAGINE THE WORLD WITHOUT ME Echobelly

73 ( NEW ) THE SUN DOES RISE Jah Wobble featuring Dolores Riorden

74 ( NEW ) CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE Juliet Roberts

75 ( NEW ) SHUT UP AND DANCE Aerosmith

10th July 1994

The Boomtown Rats return to Number One almost 15 years since they were last there. Tell Me Why? I Don’t Like Mondays! A shame, in a way, as they had already had a shot on top and Nina Simone’s Feelin’ Good hadn’t, so she is denied her second chart-topper. The B52’s get a 4th Top 10 hit 15 years since Rock Lobster clawed it’s way in. I’d known the song since I was, ooh, 4 or 5, and it fit nicely into their style, and they fit nicely into the movie.

Big climb for Bonnie Raitt, You at 12, and highest new entry is a 3rd Top 20 hit for Deep Forest (I bought and liked the album), beating out the classic Michael McDonald-sampling Regulate for Warren G and Nate Dogg, in at 30. Gun’s OK rock version of Cameo is Word Up at 19, and modest climbs for Let Loose and Elton and Oasis, rather surprisingly. Wildhearts, ever under-rated, romp it up into the 40.

Two Cowboys Gonfi-gon it at 54, a bit do-si-do Rednex stylee, and I must say Compliments On Your Kiss to Red Dragon, and yet more reggae in the chart. The 90‘s reggae revival seems to have been forgotten in run-downs of chart-trends, but it was very much a pop force in 93/94. Prince, very much a declining force from here-on, duets with Nona Gaye, Marvin’s daughter, at 66. The classic America, from West Side Story, gets used in The World Cup coverage and sneaks in at 72, but I’d prefer an excuse to rechart the brilliant movie version of the song, a highlight in cinema history, I never tire of watching it. “I Know a boat you can get on, bye bye!”.

1 ( 3 ) I DON’T LIKE MONDAYS The Boomtown Rats

2 ( 4 ) FEELIN’ GOOD Nina Simone

3 ( 1 ) SHINE Aswad

4 ( 2 ) SEVEN SECONDS Youssou N’Dour and Neneh Cherry

5 ( 9 ) SWAMP THING The Grid

6 ( 8 ) NIGHT IN MY VEINS The Pretenders

7 ( 6 ) BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY Big Mountain

8 ( 5 ) I’LL TAKE YOU THERE General Public

9 ( 11 ) I WANNA BE YOUR MAN Chaka Demus & Pliers

10 ( 19 ) MEET THE FLINTSTONES The BC52’s (B52’s)

11 ( 13 ) DON’T TURN AROUND Ace Of Base

12 ( 41 ) YOU Bonnie Raitt

13 ( 17 ) GHETTO DAY Crystal Waters

14 ( 7 ) YOU DON’T LOVE ME (NO NO NO) Dawn Penn

15 ( 10 ) EVERYBODY’S TALKING The Beautiful South

16 ( NEW ) SAVANNA DANCE Deep Forest

17 ( 16 ) HARD Tom Robinson

18 ( 18 ) HEY DJ Lighter Shade Of Brown

19 ( 35 ) WORD UP Gun

20 ( 20 ) ANYTIME ANYPLACE (CJ’s 7″ Remix) Janet Jackson

21 ( 15 ) WILLING TO FORGIVE Aretha Franklin

22 ( 12 ) TO THE END Blur

23 ( 31 ) CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT Elton John

24 ( 36 ) CRAZY FOR YOU Let Loose

25 ( 25 ) LOVE IS STRONG The Rolling Stones

26 ( 14 ) CRASH! BOOM! BANG! Roxette

27 ( 22 ) PATIENCE OF ANGELS Eddi Reader

28 ( 28 ) GET-A-WAY Maxx

29 ( 32 ) AROUND THE WORLD East 17

30 ( NEW ) REGULATE Warren G featuring Nate Dogg

31 ( 24 ) THE EYES OF TRUTH Enigma

32 ( 21 ) SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU Guns ‘n’ Roses

33 ( 34 ) SHAKER MAKER Oasis

34 ( RE ) ADORE Joe Roberts

35 ( 58 ) MAYBE LOVE (REMIX) Stevie Nicks

36 ( 38 ) GLORYLAND Daryl Hall featuring The Sounds Of Blackness

37 ( 62 ) AIN’T NOBODY KWS featuring Gwen Dickey

38 ( 27 ) SWEETS FOR MY SWEET C.J. Lewis

39 ( 47 ) GIRL U WANT Robert Palmer

40 ( 46 ) SUCKER PUNCH The Wildhearts

41 ( 23 ) JAILBIRD Primal Scream

42 ( 26 ) INSIDE Stiltskin

43 ( 69 ) LOVE AIN’T HERE ANYMORE Take That

44 ( 75 ) SHUT UP AND DANCE Aerosmith

45 ( 29 ) U + ME Cappella

46 ( 65 ) CHANGE Blind Melon

47 ( 40 ) LONG TIME GONE Galliano

48 ( 74 ) CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE Juliet Roberts

49 ( 44 ) LIBERATION Pet Shop Boys

50 ( 37 ) I’LL STAND BY YOU The Pretenders

51 ( 45 ) DEEP FOREST Deep Forest

52 ( 56 ) AFTERNOONS AND COFFEESPOONS Crash Test Dummies

53 ( 52 ) WITHOUT YOU Nilsson

54 ( NEW ) EVERYBODY GONFI-GON Two Cowboys

55 ( 43 ) LISTEN TO THE MUSIC (REMIX) The Doobie Brothers

56 ( 42 ) DOLPHIN Shed 7

57 ( 39 ) NO MORE TEARS (ENOUGH IS ENOUGH) Kym Mazelle and Jocelyn Brown

58 ( NEW ) COMPLIMENTS ON YOUR KISS Red Dragon featuring Brian and Tony Gold

59 ( 30 ) I STILL THINK OF YOU Utah Saints

60 ( 59 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba

61 ( 61 ) GO ON MOVE Reel 2 Real

62 ( 49 ) HOW TO FALL IN LOVE The Bee Gees

63 ( 33 ) EVERYBODY’S GOT TO LEARN SOMETIME Yazz

64 ( 54 ) MIDDLEMAN Terrorvision

65 ( 63 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’/ EBB TIDE The Righteous Brothers

66 ( NEW ) LOVESIGN Prince and Nona Gaye

67 ( 66 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex

68 ( 53 ) ANYTIME YOU NEED A FRIEND Mariah Carey

69 ( NEW ) BODY IN MOTION Atlantic Ocean

70 ( 68 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles

71 ( 48 ) CARRY ME HOME Gloworm

72 ( NEW ) AMERICA Leonard Bernstein

73 ( 67 ) WHAT MAKES YOU CRY The Proclaimers

74 ( NEW ) WHY DO FOOL FALL IN LOVE/ I’M COMING OUT Diana Ross

75 ( NEW ) I CAN’T HELP MYSELF Julia Fordham

17th July 1994

One of those rare chart events for me – a record enters at one by a new act: this time China Black’s irresistible Searching, instantly hooks into the brain in a pleasant reggae way. Largely forgotten these days, but I liked the mixed ethnicity (the name said it all), the good songs, and since my days in Singapore I tend to want to support Chinese-related stars, one of western society’s most media-invisible sections – in this case Simon Fung.

The Pretenders get 2 Top 5’s in a row, Deep Forest 3 Top 10’s in a row. Ace Of Base also get their third Top 10 and the Rolling Stones go top 20 25 years after Honky Tonk Women did the same. Love Is Strong is one of their better latter-day singles. Big climbs for Crash Test Dummies (try singing along to Afternoons and Coffeespoons without the assistance of something to force the vocal wayyyyyy down!) and Mariah Carey, who very nearly gets another Top 40 entry buoyed up by recent actual honest-to-goodness great singles. Honest!

New at 37 it’s the Muppets. No, honestly. It’s Animal’s version of Wipeout, most recently a hit for the Fat Boys and Beach Boys, and their first chart hit since 1978 – Don’t Dilly Dally On The Way. I’m serious….! Hey, Wipeout’s a great toon, and the Muppets are great. Alice is back at 39, Maria Muldaur’s 1974 classic is covered by Brand New Heavies at 40, Erasure run in at 47 with a decent pop hit, and in at 52 is a bonafide Trevor Horn-produced classic from Seal, Kiss From A Rose. Not only in a Batman movie, it’s gorgeously moving, and it’s something of an injustice to find it became only a middling chart-hit in 1994 in the UK. Thankfully 1995 was a bit kinder.

1 ( NEW ) SEARCHING China Black

2 ( 2 ) FEELIN’ GOOD Nina Simone

3 ( 3 ) SHINE Aswad

4 ( 6 ) NIGHT IN MY VEINS The Pretenders

5 ( 1 ) I DON’T LIKE MONDAYS The Boomtown Rats

6 ( 13 ) GHETTO DAY Crystal Waters

7 ( 4 ) SEVEN SECONDS Youssou N’Dour and Neneh Cherry

8 ( 16 ) SAVANNA DANCE Deep Forest

9 ( 5 ) SWAMP THING The Grid

10 ( 11 ) DON’T TURN AROUND Ace Of Base

11 ( 7 ) BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY Big Mountain

12 ( 10 ) MEET THE FLINTSTONES The BC52’s (B52’s)

13 ( 9 ) I WANNA BE YOUR MAN Chaka Demus & Pliers

14 ( 8 ) I’LL TAKE YOU THERE General Public

15 ( 15 ) EVERYBODY’S TALKING The Beautiful South

16 ( 24 ) CRAZY FOR YOU Let Loose

17 ( 25 ) LOVE IS STRONG The Rolling Stones

18 ( 19 ) WORD UP Gun

19 ( 12 ) YOU Bonnie Raitt

20 ( 30 ) REGULATE Warren G featuring Nate Dogg

21 ( 14 ) YOU DON’T LOVE ME (NO NO NO) Dawn Penn

22 ( 23 ) CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT Elton John

23 ( 18 ) HEY DJ Lighter Shade Of Brown

24 ( 17 ) HARD Tom Robinson

25 ( 34 ) ADORE Joe Roberts

26 ( 39 ) GIRL U WANT Robert Palmer

27 ( 22 ) TO THE END Blur

28 ( 21 ) WILLING TO FORGIVE Aretha Franklin

29 ( 52 ) AFTERNOONS AND COFFEESPOONS Crash Test Dummies

30 ( 43 ) LOVE AIN’T HERE ANYMORE Take That

31 ( 27 ) PATIENCE OF ANGELS Eddi Reader

32 ( 20 ) ANYTIME ANYPLACE (CJ’s 7″ Remix) Janet Jackson

33 ( 31 ) THE EYES OF TRUTH Enigma

34 ( 48 ) CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE Juliet Roberts

35 ( 54 ) EVERYBODY GONFI-GON Two Cowboys

36 ( 29 ) AROUND THE WORLD East 17

37 ( NEW ) WIPEOUT The Muppets featuring Animal

38 ( 26 ) CRASH! BOOM! BANG! Roxette

39 ( RE ) IT’S ME Alice Cooper

40 ( NEW ) MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS Brand New Heavies

41 ( 28 ) GET-A-WAY Maxx

42 ( 35 ) MAYBE LOVE (REMIX) Stevie Nicks

43 ( 32 ) SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU Guns ‘n’ Roses

44 ( 68 ) ANYTIME YOU NEED A FRIEND Mariah Carey

45 ( 38 ) SWEETS FOR MY SWEET C.J. Lewis

46 ( 36 ) GLORYLAND Daryl Hall featuring The Sounds Of Blackness

47 ( NEW ) RUN TO THE SUN Erasure

48 ( 33 ) SHAKER MAKER Oasis

49 ( 75 ) I CAN’T HELP MYSELF Julia Fordham

50 ( 49 ) LIBERATION Pet Shop Boys

51 ( 37 ) AIN’T NOBODY KWS featuring Gwen Dickey

52 ( NEW ) KISS FROM A ROSE Seal

53 ( 53 ) WITHOUT YOU Nilsson

54 ( 50 ) I’LL STAND BY YOU The Pretenders

55 ( 51 ) DEEP FOREST Deep Forest

56 ( 47 ) LONG TIME GONE Galliano

57 ( 42 ) INSIDE Stiltskin

58 ( 58 ) COMPLIMENTS ON YOUR KISS Red Dragon featuring Brian and Tony Gold

59 ( 74 ) WHY DO FOOL FALL IN LOVE/ I’M COMING OUT Diana Ross

60 ( 60 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba

61 ( 41 ) JAILBIRD Primal Scream

62 ( 55 ) LISTEN TO THE MUSIC (REMIX) The Doobie Brothers

63 ( 45 ) U + ME Cappella

64 ( 62 ) HOW TO FALL IN LOVE The Bee Gees

65 ( 65 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’/ EBB TIDE The Righteous Brothers

66 ( 44 ) SHUT UP AND DANCE Aerosmith

67 ( 67 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex

68 ( 40 ) SUCKER PUNCH The Wildhearts

69 ( NEW ) EVERYTHING IS ALRIGHT (UPTIGHT) C.J. Lewis

70 ( 70 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles

71 ( 46 ) CHANGE Blind Melon

72 ( RE ) LOVE IS ALL AROUND Wet Wet Wet

73 ( 56 ) DOLPHIN Shed 7

74 ( NEW ) TAKE ME AWAY (I’LL FOLLOW YOU) Bad Boys Inc

75 ( NEW ) YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME Toni Braxton

24th July 1994

2 weeks for China Black on top, but just look at Bad Boys Inc rocket from 74 to 3 with a record I (and everyone else) can barely remember, a sort of Take That clone if I can vaguely recall. Youtube video to confirm! I haven’t heard it for 20 years. Warren G hits 9, and I’ve Regulatedly heard that one throughout the 20 years. Funny thing, the passage of time….

Seal kisses a rose and enters the 40 at 11. I tried kissing a rose this weekend, and got my legs ripped up by thorns for my troubles – I look like I’ve been whipped severely in The Hunger Games. Talking of The Hunger Games, Lenny Kravitz was last seen being dragged off to be murdered, but here he enters at 51. Deuce! One place higher it’s Ant and Dec in a previous life. From teeny pop rapper actors to Mega-TV-presenters and a future number one with Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble. Who coulda predicted that one! I’m not sure how high it gets in my chart (yet), but it’s no chart-topper..

Elton’s Lion King at last breaks into the 20, and C.J. Lewis’ reggae-cover of yet another 60’s classic (Stevie Wonder) is Uptight to 17. Highest new entry though is Kate Bush and Larry Adler’s version of George Gershwin’s The Man I Love, taken from Adler’s 80th birthday tribute album to the great Gershwin. This a download I need! In at 20, former number one acts The Lightning Seeds and their fab new pop single Lucky You, while veteran Joe Cocker covers Summer In The City at 74. The glorious original by The Lovin’ Spoonful features in my very current chart, 20 years later, due to an advert. I’ve been waiting for an excuse to chart it…..!

Oldies what I was playing a lot in this week were Lovers Of The World Unite, 60’’s harmony fun by David & Jonathan (aka Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway of many a hit song and Blue Mink fame), Like A Prayer, and Part Of The Union by The Strawbs. Varied, at least!

1 ( 1 ) SEARCHING China Black
2 ( 8 ) SAVANNA DANCE Deep Forest
3 ( 74 ) TAKE ME AWAY (I’LL FOLLOW YOU) Bad Boys Inc
4 ( 7 ) SEVEN SECONDS Youssou N’Dour and Neneh Cherry
5 ( 3 ) SHINE Aswad
6 ( 6 ) GHETTO DAY Crystal Waters
7 ( 4 ) NIGHT IN MY VEINS The Pretenders
8 ( 2 ) FEELIN’ GOOD Nina Simone
9 ( 20 ) REGULATE Warren G featuring Nate Dogg
10 ( 16 ) CRAZY FOR YOU Let Loose

11 ( 52 ) KISS FROM A ROSE Seal
12 ( 26 ) GIRL U WANT Robert Palmer
13 ( 5 ) I DON’T LIKE MONDAYS The Boomtown Rats
14 ( 22 ) CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT Elton John
15 ( 9 ) SWAMP THING The Grid
16 ( 29 ) AFTERNOONS AND COFFEESPOONS Crash Test Dummies
17 ( 69 ) EVERYTHING’S ALRIGHT (UPTIGHT) C.J. Lewis
18 ( NEW ) THE MAN I LOVE Kate Bush and Larry Adler
19 ( 15 ) EVERYBODY’S TALKING The Beautiful South
20 ( NEW ) LUCKY YOU The Lightning Seeds

21 ( 11 ) BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY Big Mountain
22 ( 12 ) MEET THE FLINTSTONES The BC52’s (B52’s)
23 ( 10 ) DON’T TURN AROUND Ace Of Base
24 ( 14 ) I’LL TAKE YOU THERE General Public
25 ( 25 ) ADORE Joe Roberts
26 ( 13 ) I WANNA BE YOUR MAN Chaka Demus & Pliers
27 ( 37 ) WIPEOUT The Muppets featuring Animal
28 ( 58 ) COMPLIMENTS ON YOUR KISS Red Dragon featuring Brian and Tony Gold
29 ( 30 ) LOVE AIN’T HERE ANYMORE Take That
30 ( 18 ) WORD UP Gun

31 ( 17 ) LOVE IS STRONG The Rolling Stones
32 ( 23 ) HEY DJ Lighter Shade Of Brown
33 ( NEW ) B GOOD 2 ME Ronni Simon
34 ( 27 ) TO THE END Blur
35 ( 28 ) WILLING TO FORGIVE Aretha Franklin
36 ( RE ) LOVESIGN Prince and Nona Gaye
37 ( 19 ) YOU Bonnie Raitt
38 ( 24 ) HARD Tom Robinson
39 ( 47 ) RUN TO THE SUN Erasure
40 ( 40 ) MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS Brand New Heavies

41 ( 21 ) YOU DON’T LOVE ME (NO NO NO) Dawn Penn
42 ( 33 ) THE EYES OF TRUTH Enigma
43 ( 31 ) PATIENCE OF ANGELS Eddi Reader
44 ( 32 ) ANYTIME ANYPLACE (CJ’s 7″ Remix) Janet Jackson
45 ( 41 ) GET-A-WAY Maxx
46 ( 38 ) CRASH! BOOM! BANG! Roxette
47 ( NEW ) SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT Abigail
48 ( NEW ) BLACK BOX EYC
49 ( 39 ) IT’S ME Alice Cooper
50 ( NEW ) LET’S GET READY TO RHUMBLE PJ & Duncan

51 ( NEW ) DEUCE Lenny Kravitz
52 ( 45 ) SWEETS FOR MY SWEET C.J. Lewis
53 ( 35 ) EVERYBODY GONFI-GON Two Cowboys
54 ( 53 ) WITHOUT YOU Nilsson
55 ( 50 ) LIBERATION Pet Shop Boys
56 ( 34 ) CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE Juliet Roberts
57 ( 42 ) MAYBE LOVE (REMIX) Stevie Nicks
58 ( 36 ) AROUND THE WORLD East 17
59 ( NEW ) WHAT GOES AROUND Bitty McLean
60 ( 60 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba

61 ( 55 ) DEEP FOREST Deep Forest
62 ( 72 ) LOVE IS ALL AROUND Wet Wet Wet
63 ( NEW ) TWYFORD DOWN Galliano
64 ( 65 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’/ EBB TIDE The Righteous Brothers
65 ( 54 ) I’LL STAND BY YOU The Pretenders
66 ( 64 ) HOW TO FALL IN LOVE The Bee Gees
67 ( 67 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex
68 ( 62 ) LISTEN TO THE MUSIC (REMIX) The Doobie Brothers
69 ( 43 ) SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU Guns ‘n’ Roses
70 ( 56 ) LONG TIME GONE Galliano

71 ( 70 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles
72 ( NEW ) FEENIN’ Jodeci
73 ( NEW ) TOWER OF STRENGTH Skin
74 ( NEW ) SUMMER IN THE CITY Joe Cocker
75 ( 57 ) INSIDE Stiltskin

31st July 1994

After peaking at 2 and weeks inside the Top 10, it finally gets there! The classic, gorgeous 7 Seconds from Youssou N’Dour and Neneh Cherry, one of the best (and favourite) records of the 90’s. Love it. I love the fact that’s not in English (in part) and is rooted in West Africa. I think I was a bit on a mission to widen music to the world (as were the charts), and just take a look at the variety of genres and world origins of the tracks inside the Top 20: Deep Forest to Bad Boys Inc, George Gershwin to Erasure’s synthpop leaping into the top 10, and the Three Tenors highest new entry at 12 with two Opera tracks from La Traviata and Rigoletto to The Muppets surf comedy and 1977 B Side re-issue, Mah Na Mah Na, finally getting the chart credit it deserved first time round. A bit of rap, a lot of reggae, a class ballad, pop, dance, jazzfunk, blues, and alternative rock. Those were the days when the charts weren’t dominated by just one or two genres….

Talking of jazzfunk Level 42 are high new entries at 17 with the sweet Love In A Peaceful World, while part-time Eagle and hit-maker of 22 years, and even better songwriter, Jackson Browne returns with Everywhere I Go. Even better, Sophie B. Hawkins is back with a change of musical direction, dancepop supreme, the absolutely fantastic sublime marvellous Right Beside You, written after the death of her partner. Love it love it. The sadly recently late Bobby Womack was also back again, at 63, with Forever Love, and Shakespear’s Sister Marcella Detroit is no angel at 75.

1 ( 4 ) SEVEN SECONDS Youssou N’Dour and Neneh Cherry
2 ( 1 ) SEARCHING China Black
3 ( 3 ) TAKE ME AWAY (I’LL FOLLOW YOU) Bad Boys Inc
4 ( 11 ) KISS FROM A ROSE Seal
5 ( 9 ) REGULATE Warren G featuring Nate Dogg
6 ( 2 ) SAVANNA DANCE Deep Forest
7 ( 10 ) CRAZY FOR YOU Let Loose
8 ( 5 ) SHINE Aswad
9 ( 17 ) EVERYTHING’S ALRIGHT (UPTIGHT) C.J. Lewis
10 ( 39 ) RUN TO THE SUN Erasure

11 ( 7 ) NIGHT IN MY VEINS The Pretenders
12 ( NEW ) LIBIAMO/ LA DONNA E MOBILE Carreras Domingo Pavarotti
13 ( 6 ) GHETTO DAY Crystal Waters
14 ( 16 ) AFTERNOONS AND COFFEESPOONS Crash Test Dummies
15 ( 12 ) GIRL U WANT Robert Palmer
16 ( 8 ) FEELIN’ GOOD Nina Simone
17 ( NEW ) LOVE IN A PEACEFUL WORLD Level 42
18 ( 18 ) THE MAN I LOVE Kate Bush and Larry Adler
19 ( 27 ) WIPEOUT/ MAH NA MAH NA The Muppets featuring Animal
20 ( 28 ) COMPLIMENTS ON YOUR KISS Red Dragon featuring Brian and Tony Gold

21 ( 20 ) LUCKY YOU The Lightning Seeds
22 ( 15 ) SWAMP THING The Grid
23 ( 33 ) B GOOD 2 ME Ronni Simon
24 ( 13 ) I DON’T LIKE MONDAYS The Boomtown Rats
25 ( 14 ) CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT Elton John
26 ( 59 ) WHAT GOES AROUND Bitty McLean
27 ( 19 ) EVERYBODY’S TALKING The Beautiful South
28 ( 21 ) BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY Big Mountain
29 ( 36 ) LOVESIGN Prince and Nona Gaye
30 ( 48 ) BLACK BOX EYC

31 ( 22 ) MEET THE FLINTSTONES The BC52’s (B52’s)
32 ( NEW ) EVERYWHERE I GO Jackson Browne
33 ( 24 ) I’LL TAKE YOU THERE General Public
34 ( 23 ) DON’T TURN AROUND Ace Of Base
35 ( 35 ) WILLING TO FORGIVE Aretha Franklin
36 ( 50 ) LET’S GET READY TO RHUMBLE PJ & Duncan
37 ( 41 ) YOU DON’T LOVE ME (NO NO NO) Dawn Penn
38 ( 25 ) ADORE Joe Roberts
39 ( 40 ) MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS Brand New Heavies
40 ( 34 ) TO THE END Blur

41 ( 32 ) HEY DJ Lighter Shade Of Brown
42 ( 26 ) I WANNA BE YOUR MAN Chaka Demus & Pliers
43 ( 42 ) THE EYES OF TRUTH Enigma
44 ( 31 ) LOVE IS STRONG The Rolling Stones
45 ( 38 ) HARD Tom Robinson
46 ( 74 ) SUMMER IN THE CITY Joe Cocker
47 ( 30 ) WORD UP Gun
48 ( 29 ) LOVE AIN’T HERE ANYMORE Take That
49 ( 37 ) YOU Bonnie Raitt
50 ( NEW ) RIGHT BESIDE YOU Sophie B. Hawkins

51 ( 45 ) GET-A-WAY Maxx
52 ( 63 ) TWYFORD DOWN Galliano
53 ( 53 ) EVERYBODY GONFI-GON Two Cowboys
54 ( 47 ) SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT Abigail
55 ( 54 ) WITHOUT YOU Nilsson
56 ( 43 ) PATIENCE OF ANGELS Eddi Reader
57 ( 46 ) CRASH! BOOM! BANG! Roxette
58 ( 51 ) DEUCE Lenny Kravitz
59 ( 55 ) LIBERATION Pet Shop Boys
60 ( 60 ) DANCING QUEEN/ EAGLE Abba

61 ( 52 ) SWEETS FOR MY SWEET C.J. Lewis
62 ( 44 ) ANYTIME ANYPLACE (CJ’s 7″ Remix) Janet Jackson
63 ( NEW ) FOREVER LOVE Bobby Womack
64 ( 64 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’/ EBB TIDE The Righteous Brothers
65 ( 61 ) DEEP FOREST Deep Forest
66 ( 67 ) 20th CENTURY BOY T.Rex
67 ( 58 ) AROUND THE WORLD East 17
68 ( 66 ) HOW TO FALL IN LOVE The Bee Gees
69 ( RE ) YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME Toni Braxton
70 ( 62 ) LOVE IS ALL AROUND Wet Wet Wet

71 ( 68 ) LISTEN TO THE MUSIC (REMIX) The Doobie Brothers
72 ( 71 ) HEY JUDE/ REVOLUTION The Beatles
73 ( 65 ) I’LL STAND BY YOU The Pretenders
74 ( RE ) I SWEAR All 4 One
75 ( NEW ) I’M NO ANGEL Marcella Detroit

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