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June 15, 2021



In 58,  Shirley Bassey, on Philips,

took ‘Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me’, to No.3.

And in 76, Brotherhood Of Man, had a platinum, 6 wk No.1,

on Pye, with ‘Save Your Kisses For Me’.


In 86, ‘French Kissin’, in the USA’, on Chrysalis,

for Debbie Harry, had a No.8 appeal.

And in 94, ‘Kiss From A Rose’, on ZTT Zang,

was a Top 4 for Seal.


In 82, ‘It Started With A Kiss’, on Rak,

gave Hot Chocolate, a Top 5.

And in 99, ‘Your Kisses Are Charity’, on Virgin,

at No.25, for Culture Club, did arrive.


In 76, ‘Kiss And Say Goodbye’, a US No.1 & UK No 4,

for The Manhattans, on CBS.

And in 02, ‘Kiss Kiss’, on London,

gave Holly Valance, a No.1 success.


In 04, ‘French Kisses’, on Virgin,

for Jentina, made the Top 20.

And also in 04, ‘Kiss On The Lips’, on Galley Music,

for The Dualers, a No.21 entry.


In 56, ‘Kiss Me Another’, reached No.24,

for Georgia Gibbs, on Mercury.

And in 83, ‘Our Lips Are Sealed’, on Chrysalis,

reached No.7, for Fun Boy Three.


In 63, ‘Kiss Me Quick’, peaked at No.14,

for Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires, on RCA.

And in 88, The Art Of Noise feat.Tom Jones,

with ‘Kiss’, on China, was a Top 5 play.


In 88, ‘Kissing A Fool’, on Epic,

gave George Michael, a No.18 view.

And in 96, Total, on Arista,

reached No.29, with ‘Kissin’ You’.


In 74, ‘Kissin In The Back Row Of The Movies’,

gave The Drifters, a Top 2, on Bell.

And in 88, Bryan Ferry, on Virgin,

rose to No.41 with ‘Kiss & Tell’.


In 06, The Pipettes, on Memphis Industries,

made No.35, with ‘Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me’.

And in 80, ‘Kiss On My List’, on RCA,

gave Daryl Hall & John Oats, a US No.1 & UK No.33.


In 99, ‘Kiss Me’, on Elektra,

for Sixpence None The Richer, made No.4.

And in 07, ‘Kiss You Off’, reached No.43,

for The Scissor Sisters, on Polydor.


In 86, George Benson, on Warner Brothers,

made No.60, with ‘Kisses In The Moonlight’.

And in 89, Neneh Cherry, on Circa,

saw ‘Kisses On The Wind’, soar to the Top 20 height.


In 90, ‘Kissing Gate’, on A & M,

for Sam Brown, rose to No.23.

And in 91, ‘Kiss Like Ether’, on Island,

gave Claudia Brucken, a No.63.


In 86, ‘Kiss’, for Prince and The Revolution,

on Paisley Park, was a US No.1 & UK No.6.

And in 93, ‘Kiss Of Life’, on Epic,

at No.44, for Sade, ends this mix.




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June 13, 2021



In 74, The Staple Singers, made No.34,

on Stax, with ‘If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)’.

And in 92, ‘Every Kinda People (Remix), on Island,

for Robert Palmer, peaked at No.43.


In 74, ‘Let’s Put It All Together’, on Avco,

saw The Stylistics reach No.9.

And in 60, ‘Nice & Easy’, on Capitol,

took Frank Sinatra to the No.15 line.


In 70, Keep The Customer Satisfied’, on Track,

reached No.41, for Marsha Hunt.

And in 87, ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now’, gave Starship,

a gold selling US & UK No.1, on Grunt.


In 82, ‘Never Give Up On A Good Thing’, for George Benson,

on Warner Brothers, was a No.14.

And in 82, ‘State Of Independence’, also on Warner Brothers

gave Donna Summer too, a No.14.


In 70, ‘New World In The Morning’, on Columbia,

for Roger Whittaker, reached No 17.

And in 76, Harvest For The World’, on Epic,

took The Isley Brothers to the Top 10 scene.


In 76, ‘Now Is The Time’, reached the Top 5,

for Jimmy James and The Vagabonds, on Pye.

And in 84, ‘New Moon On Monday’, made No.9,

for Duran Duran, on EMI.


In 70, ‘I’ll Be There’, on Tamla Motown,

gave The Jackson Five, a US No.1 & UK Top 4.

And in 74, ‘The Air That I Breathe’, made No.2,

for The Hollies, on Polydor.


In 81, ‘New Life’, on Mute,

for Depeche Mode, rose to No.11.

And in 93, ‘Long Train Running’, on Warner Brothers,

for The Doobie Brothers, made No.7.


In 92, ‘If We Hold On Together’, on EMI,

gave Diana Ross, a No.11.

And in 02, ‘A New Day Has Come’, on Epic,

for Celine Dion, peaked at No.7.


In 70, The Brotherhood Of Man, on Deram,

had a Top 10, with ‘United We Stand’.

And in 97, Grace, rose to No.38,

on Perfecto, with ‘Hand In Hand’.


In 76, ‘Take It To The Limit’, on Asylum,

for The Eagles, to No.12 flew.

And in 60, ‘Theme From A Summer Place’,

on Philips, for Percy Faith, a US No.1 & UK Top 2.


In 62, ‘Gonna Build A Mountain’, On Reprise,

took Sammy Davis, Jr to No.26.

And in 88, ‘One Moment In Time’, on Arista,

gave Whitney Houston a UK No.1, ending this mix.



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May 31, 2021



In 89, U2, on Island, reached No.4,

with ‘All I Want Is You’.

And in 93, ‘All That Matters To Me’,

made No.67, for Alexander O’Neal, on Tabu.


In 94, ‘I Swear’, on Atlantic,

gave All – 4 – One, a platinum US No.1 & UK Top 2.

And in 01, Janet Jackson, on Virgin,

had a US No.1 & UK Top 3, with ‘All For You’.


In 82, ‘All Of My Heart’, on Neutron,

was a Top 5, for ABC.

And in 99, ‘All Night Long’, on Puff Daddy,

gave Faith Evans feat Puff Daddy, a No.23.


In 98, ‘All That Matters’, made No.11,

for Louise, on 1st Avenue.

And in 03, Bon Jovi, on Mercury,

was at No.9, with ‘All About Loving You’.


In 65, ‘All Over The World’, rose to No.16,

for Francoise Hardy, on Pye.

And in 98, ‘Beat Goes On’, peaked at No.11,

on ffrr, for, All Seeing I.


In 97, OTT, on Epic,

saw ‘All Out Of Love’, climb to No.11.

And in 03, ‘All In My Head’, on Moksha/Arista,

for Kosheen, rose to No.7.


In 66, ‘All Or Nothing’, on Decca,

gave The Small Faces, a No.1 song.

And in 08, Kid Rock, had a No.1,

on Atlantic, with ‘All Summer Long’.


In 78, ‘All Night Long’, on Philadelphia International,

for Dexter Wansell, made No.59.

And in 89, ‘All Around The World’, on Arista,

found Lisa Stansfield, on the No.1 line.


In 90, ‘All My Trials’, on Parlophone,

gave Paul McCartney, a Top 5 play.

And in 02, ‘All My Life’, also a Top 5,

for The Foo Fighters, on RCA.


In 88, Pat Benatar, rose to No.19,

on Chrysalis, with ‘All Fired Up’.

And in 01, All Saints, reached No.7,

on London, with ‘All Hooked Up’.


In 74, ‘All Of My Life’, on Tamla Motown,

for Diana Ross, peaked at No.9.

And in 97, Portishead, on Go! Beat,

rose to No.8, with ‘All Mine’.


written by Harriet Blackbury.


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May 26, 2021




In 93, Future Sound Of London, peaked at No.27,

on Virgin, with ‘Cascade’.

And in 94, Elvis Costello & The Attractions made No.48,

on Warner Brothers, with ‘London’s Brilliant Parade’.


In 80, ‘Towers Of London’, on Virgin

made No.31 for XTC.

And in 06, ‘London Bridge’ on A&M/Polydor,

gave Fergie a US No.1 & UK Top 3.


In 73, ‘Galloping Home’, raced to No.31,

for London String Chorale, on Polydor.

And in 83, ‘London Town’, on RCA,

saw Bucks Fizz, at No.34.


In 57, ‘Cry Me A River’, on London,

gave Julie London, a No.22.

And in 90, Londonbeat, had a US No.1 & UK No.2,

on AnXious, with ‘I’ve Been Thinking About You’.


In 78, ‘What A Night’, on Vertigo,

gave City Boy a No.39.

And in 80, Light Of The World, shone at No.41,

with ‘London Town’, on Ensign.


In 76, ‘London Boys’, on EMI,

gave T Rex, Top 40 rights.

And in 89, The London Boys, on Wea,

had a Top 2, with ‘London Nights’.


In 08, Madness, on Lucky Seven Records,

reached No.24, with NW5.

And in 57, ‘He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands’, 

on Parlophone, for Laurie London, at No.12, did arrive.


In 67, Waterloo Sunset’, on Pye,

gave The Kinks, a Top 2 success.

And in 79, The Clash, peaked at No.11,

with ‘London Calling’, on CBS.


written by  Harriet Blackbury



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April 23, 2021


With ten consecutive Top Ten hits in 5 years,

The Bay City Rollers entered the UK charts in 71.

Their first hit reaching No.9 on the Bell label,

was  ‘Keep On Dancing’, and so their magic begun.


Four more Top Ten hits followed in 74 –

at No.6 ‘Remember (Sha-la-la)’ & ‘Shang-a-lang’, at No.2.

Next came ‘Summerlove Sensation’ at No.3,

and at No.4,  ‘All Of Me Loves All Of You’.


Three more Top Ten singles came in 75 –

the first two, both gold selling No.1 hits.

‘Bye Bye Baby’ and ‘Give A Little Love’,

followed by ‘Money Honey’ – thrilling fans to bits.


In 76, still on the Bell label,

at No.4 was ‘Love Me Like I Love You’.

And ‘I Only Wanna Be With You’, also a Top 4,

for this group, who no wrong could do.


In 77, now on the Arista label,

making No.16, was ‘It’s A Game’,

and at No.34 ‘You Made Me Believe In Magic’,

so apt, as their last chart entry claim.


This Scottish band, loved by so many –

(founded by brothers Alan & Derek Longmuir)

won every teenage heart in the 70’s,

with their music, so wonderfully pure.


Thank you for the music.

R I P   Alan Longmuir     1948 – 2018

R I P    Les McKeown     1955 – 2021


written by Harriet Blackbury



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March 29, 2021




In 95, ‘My Friends’, on Warner Brothers,

for The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, made No.29.

And in 07, ‘The Girls’, on Sony,

saw Calvin Harris on the Top 3 line.


In 84, ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’,

on Portrait, gave Cyndi Lauper a Top 2.

And in 99, ‘Friends Forever’, for Thunderbugs,

reached the Top 5, on 1st Avenue.


In 86, Queen peaked at No.14, on EMI,

with ‘Friends Will Be Friends’.

And in 07, The Spice Girls, on Virgin,

made No.11, with ‘Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)’.


In 71, ‘You’ve Got A Friend’, on Warner Brothers,

gave James Taylor, a US No.1 & UK Top 4.

And in 79, ‘Girl Talk’, on Swansong,

for Dave Edmunds, also a UK Top 4.


In 70, ‘Friends’, on Decca,

gave Arrival, a No.8 entry.

And in 89, ‘Girls NIght Out’,

on Wildstar, for Alda, made the Top 20.


In 71, ‘Girls Are Out To Get You’, on Mojo,

took The Fascinations to No.32.

And in 2000, Melanie C, on Virgin,

had a No.1 with ‘I Turn To You’.


In 92,’Good Friends’, peaked at No.61,

on Columbia, for Paris Red.

And in 2010, Plan B, on 679/Atlantic,

had a Top 3 with ‘She Said’.


In 83, ‘Dear Prudence’, on Wonderland,

was a Top 3 for Siouxsie & The Banshees.

And in 05, ‘All About You’/’You’ve Got A Friend’,

on Island, for McFly, made No.1 with ease.


In 82, Zoom, on Virgin,

gave Fat Larry’s Band, a Top 2.

And in 63, The Beatles had a 7 week No.1,

on Parlophone, with ‘From Me To You’


written by Harriet Blackbury.



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March 26, 2021



In 80, Roger Daltrey, on Polydor,

raced to No.39 with ‘Free Me’.

And in 05, ‘Free My Name’, on Sanctuary,

for Ocean Colour Scene, reached No.23.


In 78, Free, rose to No.11,

on Island, with ‘Free EP’.

And in 84, ‘I Want To Break Free’,

on EMI, for Queen, made the Top 3.


In 73, ‘Free Electric Band’, on Mums,

gave Albert Hammond, a No.19.

And in 80, ‘Running Free’, on EMI,

for Iron Maiden, also a No.19.


In 94, ‘Free Spirit’, on Parlophone,

for Kim Appleby, was at No.51, seen.

And in 04, ‘Freedom Fighters’, on Virgin,

gave Music, a No.15.


In 93, Jon Secado had a Top 50,

with ‘I’m Free’, on SBK.

And also in 93, ‘Free To Love Again’,

made No.58, for Suzette Charles, on RCA.


In 77, Deniece Williams, reached No.1,

with ‘Free’, on CBS.

And in 84, ‘Freedom’, on Epic, gave Wham,

a gold selling US & UK No.1 success.


In 87, ‘Free’ on Mercury, made No.56,

for Curiosity Killed The Cat.

And in 97, ‘Freed From Desire’, on Big Life,

found Gala, with a silver selling No.2 hat.


In 97, ‘Free’, on Positiva,

saw DJ Quicksilver at No.7.

And in 01, ‘Free’, on Interscope,

for Mya, peaked at No.11.


In 95, Free Spirit reached No.68,

on Columbia, with ‘No More Rainy Days’.

And in 2000, ‘Freedom’, on Mute,

gave Erasure, a No.27 gaze.


In 01, ‘Free At Last’, on Positiva,

took Simon to No.36.

And in 95, ‘Free As A Bird’, on Apple –

a No.2, for the Beatles, ending this mix.


written by Harriet Blackbury.



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March 2, 2021



In 83, ‘Money Go Round (Part 1)’, reached No.11,

for Style Council, on Polydor.

And in 85, ‘Money For Nothing’, on Vertigo,

gave Dire Straits, a US No.1 & UK Top 4.


In 75, ‘Money Honey’, made the Top  3,

for The Bay City Rollers, on Bell.

And in 2000, ‘Money’, on Parlophone Rhythm,

for Jamelia ft Beenie Man, a Top 5 sell.


In 85, ‘Money’s Too Tight To Mention’, on Elektra,

(their first hit) rose to No.13,  for Simply Red.

And in 98, Money Mark, had a Top 40,

on Mo Wax with ‘Hand In Your Head’.


In 66, ‘Big Time Operator’, on Columbia,

made No.25, for Zoot Money & The Big Roll Band.

And in 94, ‘Money’, on Virgin,

reached No.48, for The Backbeat Band.


In 98, ‘Money’, on Epic,

was at No.12, for Charli Baltimore.

And in 05, ‘Rich Girl’, on Interscope,

gave Gwen Stefani, a Top 4.


In 90, ‘Moneytalks’ on Atco,

for AC/DC peaked at No.36.

And in 76, ‘Money Money Money’, on Epic,

gave Abba, a gold selling Top 3, ending this mix.



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In 87, ‘Time Stand Still’, reached No.42,

for Rush with Aimee Mann, on Vertigo.

And in 05, Lemar climbed to No.9,

on Sony Music, with ‘Time To Grow’.


In 79, ‘Good Times’, on Atlantic –

a US No.1 & UK Top 5, for Chic.

And in 89, ‘The Time Warp2 (Remix)’,

on Jive, for Damian, at No.7, did peak.


In 68, ‘Time For Living’, on Warner Brothers,

gave The Association a No.23.

And in 08, ‘Time To Pretend’, on Columbia,

peaked at No.35, for MGMT.


In 60, ‘Good Timin’, on MGM,

found Jimmy Jones at No.1, in the Hit Parade.

And in 03, ‘Time For Heroes’, made No.20,

for The Libertines, on Rough Trade.


In 67, ‘The Time Has Come’, on Immediate,

took P.P. Arnold to No.47.

And in 98, ‘Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance)’,

on Reprise, saw Green Day at No.11.


In 65, Cliff Richard & The Shadows,

on Columbia, made No.22, with ‘The Time In Between’.

And in 96, ‘Every Time I Fall In Love’, on World,

for Upside Down, climbed to No.18.


In 87, ‘Time Will Crawl, on EMI America,

saw David Bowie with a No.33, on view.

And in 86, ‘Time’, on EMI,

for Freddie Mercury, reached No.32.


In 82, ‘Time (Clock Of The Heart)’, on Virgin,

gave Culture Club, a gold selling, Top 3 approach.

And in 2002, ‘Time And Time Again’, on DreamWorks,

peaked at No.54, for Papa Roach.


In 69, ‘Time Is Tight’, on Stax,

made No.4, for Booker T & The MG’s.

And in 2000, ‘Time To Burn’, on Data,

gave Storm, a Top 3, with ease.


In 84, ‘Time After Time’, on Portrait’,

gave Cyndi Lauper, a Top 3 success.

And in 85, ‘Everytime You Go Away’, made No.4,

for Paul Young, on CBS.



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February 17, 2021



In July, Kelly Clarkson reached No.22,

with ‘Breakaway’, on RCA.

And in November, ‘The Saints Are Coming’, a Top 2,

on Mercury, for U2 & Green Day.


In June, ‘World At Your Feet’, on Independiente,

gave Embrace a Top 3.

And in September, Janet & Nelly peaked at No.18,

on Virgin, with ‘Call On Me’


In May, The Ordinary Boys featuring Lady Sovereign,

had a Top 6, with ‘Nine 2Five’, on Polydor.

And in October, ‘Irreplaceable’, on Columbia,

for Beyonce, was a US No.1 & UK Top 4.


In July, ‘That Old Pair Of Socks’, on Skint,

took Fatboy Slim to No.9.

Also in July, ‘Smile’, on Regal,

saw Lily Allen on the No.1 line.


In August, ‘Stars Are Blind’, on Warner Brothers,

gave Paris Hilton a Top 5 fix.

And in January, ‘Sleep’, on Mercury,

for Texas, reached No.6


In September, ‘Starlight’, on Helium3/Warner Brothers,

for Muse, shone at No.13.

And in March, ‘So Sick’, on Def – Jam,

saw ‘Ne-Yo make the US & UK No.1 scene.


In May, ‘Steady As She Goes’, on XL Recordings,

saw The Raconteurs at No.4, doing fine.

And in August, ‘Empire’, on Columbia,

for Kasabian reached No.9.


In March, ‘Make A Move On Me’, on Data,

gave Joey Negro, a No.11.

And in July,’Get Together’, on Warner Brothers,

for Madonna, peaked at No.7.


In May, ‘Bright Idea’, on Mercury,

took Orson to No.11.

And in June, ‘Heal The World’, on Epic,

gave Michael Jackson, a No.27.


In January, ‘All Time Love’, on Sony,

for Will Young, made the Top 3.

And in March, Darkness, peaked at No.8,

on Atlantic, with ‘Is It Just Me’.


In February, Alex Parks, reached No.56,

with ‘Honesty’, on Polydor.

And in March, ‘Amazing’, on S,

gave Westlife a Top 4.


In April, ‘From Paris To Berlin’, on Apollo,

gave Infernal, a Top 2 entry.

And in May, ‘The Adventure’, on Geffen,

for Angels & Airwaves, reached the Top 20.


In March, Hot Chip, made No.32,

with ‘Over And Over’, on EMI.

And in November, ‘Star Girl’, on Island,

was a No.1 for McFly.


In April, ‘Crazy’, on Warner Brothers,

gave Gnarls Barkley, a 9 week, No.1 platinum seller.

And in November, ‘Wild Blue Yonder’, on V2,

climbed to No.22 for Paul Weller.


In October, The Ordinary Boys, made the Top 10,

with ‘Lonely At The Top’, on B Unique/Polydor.

And in December, ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’,

on Fascination, gave Girls Aloud, a Top 4.


In February, Jesse McCartney made No.16,

on Angel, with ‘Beautiful Soul’.

And in July, ‘Chasing Cars’, on Fiction,

was a Top 6, for Snow Patrol.


written by Harriet Blackbury.


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