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February 12, 2020






In 84, Pat Benatar entered the UK charts,

with ‘Love Is A Battlefield’, peaking at No.49 –

being the first of ten singles, on Chrysalis,

followed by ‘We Belong’, which made the No.22 line.


Next, in 85, ‘Love Is A Battlefield’, re-appeared,

this time putting up, a No.17 fight.

And also in 85, making the Top 50,

was ‘Shadows Of The Night’.


Ending 85, ‘Invincible (Theme From ‘The Legend Of Billie Jean’)’,

reached to No. 53.

And in 86, ‘Sex As A Weapon’,

a No 67, was to be.


In 88, ‘All Fired Up’, climbed to No.19,

and ‘Don’t Walk Away’, made No.42.

In 89, ‘One Love’, peaked at No.59,

and in 93, ‘Somebody’s Baby’, at No.48, on view.





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In 77, ‘Nobody Does It Better’, on Elektra,

gave Carly Simon, a No 7.

And in 01, ‘Free’, on Interscope,

for Mya, peaked at No.11.


In 2000, ‘Don’t Wanna Be Alone’, on Doop,

found Tricia Penrose, at No.44.

And in 03, ‘Misfit’, was at No.6,

for Amy Studt, on Polydor.


In 55, ‘Tweedle Dee’, on Mercury,

gave Georgia Gibbs, a Top 20.

And in 75, ‘Loving You’, on Epic,

for Minnie Ripperton, a US No.1 & UK No 2 entry.


In 86, ‘My Magic Man’, on Warner Brothers,

found Rochelle, at No.27.

And in 06, ‘Hurt’, on RCA,

for Christina Aguilera, a No.11.


In 72, ‘Third Finger Left Hand’, peaked at No.31,

for The Pearls, on Bell.

And in 09,’T-Shirt’, on Universal,

was a Top 6, for Shontelle.


In 98, ‘Looking For Love’, on Manifesto,

for Karen Ramirez, at No.8, seen.

And in 09,’New York’, on Epic,

for Paloma Faith, reached No.15.


In 90, ‘Black Velvet’, on East West,

saw Alannah Myles, with a US No.1 & UK Top 2.

And in 94, Sophie B Hawkins, was at No.13,

on Columbia, with ‘Right Beside You’.


In 88 ‘Love Is Contagious’, on Paisley Park,

for Taja Sevelle, peaked at No.7.

And also in 88, ‘Only In My Dreams’, on Atlantic,

found Debbie Gibson, at No.11.


In 98, Billy Myers, had a Top 4,

on Universal, with ‘Kiss The Rain’.,

And in 01, Tiesto featuring Kirsty Hawkshaw, made No.22,

on VC Recordings/Nebula, with ‘Urban Train’.


In 86, Debbie Harry, was at No.8,

on Chrysalis, with ‘French Kissin In The USA’.

And in 91, ‘Baby Don’t Cry’, on Virgin America,

reached No.54, for Lalah Hathaway.





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February 8, 2020





In 65, ‘True Love Ways’, on Columbia,

gave Peter & Gordon, a Top 2,

And in 86, Madonna had her third UK No.1,

on Sire with ‘True Blue’.


In 76, Andrea True Connection, on Buddah,

had a Top 5, with ‘More More More’.

And in 87, ‘True Faith’, on Factory,

saw New Order, at No 4.


In 91, True Faith & Bridgette Grace with Final Cut,

on Network, made No.51, with ‘Take Me Away’.

And in 83, ‘True’, on Reformation,

gave Spandau Ballet, a gold-selling, No.1 play.


In 86, ‘True Colors’, on Portrait,

gave Cyndi Lauper, a Top 12 view.

And in 03, Jaimeson featuring Angel Blu,

had a Top 4, on V2/J-Did, with  ‘True’.


In 98, ‘True To Your Heart’, on Motown,

gave 980 featuring Stevie Wonder, a No.51.

And in 06, ‘True Skool’, on Ninja Tune,

for Coldcut ftrg Roots Manuva, a No 61 slot, won.


In 60, ‘True Love Ways’, on Coral,

found Buddy Holly, at No.25.

And in 98, ‘True To Us’, on EMI,

for Vanilla, at No.36, last in this mix to arrive.





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In 74, ‘Samba PA TI’, made No.27, on CBS,

followed in 77, by ‘She’s Not There’, on CBS, at No.11.

In 78, ‘Well All Right’, on CBS, peaked at No.53,

and in 80, ‘All I Ever Wanted’, also on CBS, made No.57.


In 99, ‘Smooth’, now on Arista, ftrg Rob Thomas, made No.75,

and in 2000, ‘Smooth’ re-appeared, making a US No.1 & UK Top 3.

Also in 2000, ‘Maria Maria’, ftrg The Product G & B –

a US No.1 & UK Top 6, was to be.


In 02, ‘The Game Of Love’, featuring Michelle Branch,

still on Arista, made No.16.

And in 06, ‘Cry Baby Cry’, ftrg Sean Paul & Joss Stone,

on Arista, at No.71 was seen.


In 06, ‘Illegal’, on Epic,

by Shakira ftrg Carlos Santana, made No.34,

ending this glimpse into some of his work,

and leaving us wanting more.


Written by

Harriet Blackbury





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In 04, ‘Slow Hands’, reached No.36,

for Interpol, on Matador.

And in 05, ‘Slow Down’, on Def Jam,

for Bobby Valentino, peaked at No.4.


In 86, ‘Slow Down’, on Virgin,

gave Loose Ends, a No.27,

And in 03, ‘Slow’, on Parlophone,

took Kylie Minogue to No.1 heaven.


In 81, ‘Slow Motion’, on Island,

by Ultravox, reached No.33.

And in 93, Slowdive, made No.52,

on Creatiion, with ‘Outside Your Room (EP)’.


In 60, ‘On A Slow Boat To China’, on Pye,

for Emile Ford & The Checkmates, made the Top 3.

And in 04, ‘Slow Jamz’, on Atlantic,

gave Twista, a US No.1 & also a UK No.3.


In 62, ‘Slow Twistin’, on Columbia,

gave Chubby Checker, a No.23 view.

And in 78, ‘Slow Train To Paradise’, on Capitol,

took Tavares, to No.62.


In 93, ‘Slow It Down’, on London,

for East 17, a No.13 fix.

And in 97, ‘Slow Flow’, on Atlantic,

saw The Braxtons, at No.26.


In 86, ‘Slow Rivers’, on Rocket,

for Elton John & Cliff Richard, at No.44, seen.

And in 92, ‘Slow And Sexy’, on Epic,

for Shabba Ranks featuring Johnny Gill, made No.17.


In 81, ‘Slowhand’, was a Top 10,

for The Pointer Sisters, on Planet K.

And in 93, The The, climbed to No 35,

on Epic, with ‘Slow Emotion Replay’.






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February 6, 2020





In 90, ‘Into The Blue’, on Mercury,

took Mission, to No.32.

And in 03, Fabulous featuring Tamia,

was at No.18, on Eleckra, with ‘Into You’.


In 93, ‘Into Your Arms’, on Atlantic,

gave The Lemonheads a No.14.

And in 05, ‘Into Your Head’, on Easy Street,

peaked at No.66, for Honeymoon Machine.


In 85, ‘Into The Groove’, was a No.1,

for Madonna, on Sire.

And in 04, Thirteen Senses, made No.35,

on Vertigo, with ‘Into The Fire’.


In 07, ‘Siouxsie And The Banchees, reached No.59,

on W14, with ‘Into A Swan’.

And in 09, ‘Into Dust’, on Capitol,

for Mazzy Star, a No.71.


In 79, ‘Into The Valley’, on Virgin,

gave The Skids, a Top 10 view.

And in 96, ‘Into My World’, on Mother,

for Audioweb, a No.42.


In 91, ‘Into Tomorrow’, on Freedom High,

gave The Paul Weller Movement, a No.36 place.

And in 01, Plaything, on Manifesto,

peaked at No.48, with ‘Into Space’.


In 92, ‘Into The Future’, on 3Beat,

made No.70, for New Atlantic featuring Linda Wright.

And in 04, Love Inc, was at No.39,

on NuLife, with ‘Into The Night’.


In 96, ‘Into Your Heart’, on SIX6,

was at No.51, for 6 By Six.

And also in 96, ‘Falling Into You’, on Epic,

a Top 10, for Celine Dion, ends this mix.




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With his first of eight UK hits on Atlantic,

in 65, ‘In The Midnight Hour’, made the No.12 line.

Followed, two months later by,

‘Don’t Fight It’, which reached No.29.


In 66, ‘634-5789’, figured at No.36,

and, ‘Land Of 1000 Dances’, made No.22.

Ending 66, ‘Mustang Sally’, peaked at No.28,

and in 67, ‘Funky Broadway’, at No.43, was on view.


In 68, ‘I’m A Midnight Mover’, made No.38,

and in 69, at No.16, was ‘Hey Jude’.

And in 87, rising to No.62,  (this time on Motown), was

‘In The Midnight Hour’, to put us back in the mood.


Thank you for the fantastic music.

WILSON PICKETT    1941 – 2006


Written by

Harriet Blackbury.





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In 79, ‘Lucky Number’, on Stiff,

gave Lene Lovich a Top 3.

And in 94, Marvin Gaye, peaked at No. 67,

on Motown, with ‘Lucky, Lucky Me’.


In 95, ‘Lucky Love’, on London,

gave Ace of Base, a Top 20.

And in 2000, ‘Lucky’, on Jive,

found Britney Spears with a Top 5 entry.


In 93, ‘Lucky Town (Live)’, on Columbia,

made No.48, for Bruce Springsteen.

And in 94, ‘Lucky You’, on Epic,

for The Lightning Seeds, peaked at No.15.


In 78, ‘Lucky Stars’, on Lifesong,

gave Dean Friedman, a Top 3 view.

And in 91, ‘Lucky 7 Megamix’, made No.43,

for UK Mixmasters, on I Q.


In 84, ‘Lucky Star’, on Sire,

saw Madonna, climb to No.14.

And in 94, ‘Lucky One’, on A & M,

for Amy Grant, a Top 60, seen.


In 84, ‘The Lucky One’, on Atlantic,

found Laura Branigan at No.56.

And in 97, ‘Lucky Man’, on Hut,

a No.7, for Verve, ends this mix.




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February 1, 2020





In 97, ‘Never Gonna Let You Go’, on Delirious,

for Tina Moore, a Top 7.

And in 01, ‘Straight Up’, on MCA,

found Chante Moore, at No.11.


In 79, ‘This Time Baby’, peaked at No.49,

for Jackie Moore, on CBS.

And in 87, ‘Soul Man’, on A & M,

gave Sam Moore & Lou Reed, a Top 30 success.


In 79, ‘Parisienne Walkways’, at No.8,

for Gary Moore, on MCA.

And in 86, ‘O’ My Father had A Rabbit’,

reached No.24, for Ray Moore, on Play.


In 76, ‘Misty Blue’, on Contempo,

for Dorothy Moore, reached the Top 5 flight.

And in 95, Lisa Moorish, on Go! Beat,

peaked at No.24, with ‘Mr Friday Night’.


In 2000, ‘Candy’, on Epic,

found Mandy Moore, at No.6.

And in 76, ‘This Is It’, on Buddah,

for Melba Moore, at No 9, ends this mix.








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In 93, Maria McKee, on Geffen,

climbed to No.35, with ‘I’m Gonna Soothe You’.

And in 07, ‘Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)’,

for Bill Conti, on Capitol, a US No.1 & UK No.52.


In 71, ‘I’m Gonna Run Away From You’,

for Tami Lynn, on Mojo, reached No.4.

And in 94, ‘I’m Gonna Make You Mine’,

gave Tanya Blount, a No.69 on Polydor.


In 73, ‘Gonna Make You An Offer You Can’t Refuse’,

on Cube, saw Jimmy Helms, at No.8 arrive.

And in 01, ‘Gonna Work It Out’, on Incentive,

found Hi-Gate, at No.25.


In 77, ‘Gonna Capture Your Heart’, on Rocket,

peaked at No.18, for Blue.

And in 91, ‘Gonna Catch You’, on Supreme,

gave Lonnie Gordon, a No.32.


In 72, ‘I’m Gonna Be A Country Girl Again’,

on Vanguard, made No.34, for Buffy Sainte Marie.

And in 02, ‘I’m Gonna Be Alright’, on Epic,

for Jennifer Lopez featuring Nas, reached No.3.


In 69, Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations,

made No.3, with ‘I’m Gonna Make You Love Me’.

And in 73, ‘I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More Baby’,

on Pye International, gave Barry White a No.23.


In 79, ‘Gonna Get Along Without You Now’,

on Ariola/Hansa, for Viola Wills, a No.8 success.

And in 90, ‘Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)’,

for C & C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams, a Top 3, on CBS.






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