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April 21, 2020





In 85, A-Ha , on Warner Brothers,

had a gold-selling US No.1 & UK No.2, with ‘Take Me’.

And in 04, ‘Take Me Out’, on Domino,

gave Franz Ferdinand, a Top 3.


In 97, Submerge Featuring Jan Johnston, on AM:PM,

reached No.28, with ‘Take Me By The Hand’.

And in 09, ‘Take Me Back’, on Fourth & Broadway,

saw Tinchy Stryder Featuring Taio Cruz, , make a Top 3 stand.


In 73, ‘Take Me High’, on EMI,

for Cliff Richard, peaked at No.27.

And in 83, ‘Take That Situation’, on Arista,

saw Nick Heyward, with a No.11.


In 75, ‘Take Good Care Of Yourself’, climbed to No.9,

on Philadelphia International, for The Three Degrees.

And in 05, ‘Take Me Away’, on Hed Kandi,

made No.9, for Stonebridge Featuring Therese.


In 80, ‘Take That Look Off Your Face’, on Polydor,

gave Marti Webb, a Top 3.

And in 93, Girlfriend, on Arista,

rose to No.47, with ‘Take It From Me’.


In 81, ‘Take It To The Top’, on De-lite,

for Kool & The Gang, climbed to No.15.

And in 85, ‘Take Me Home’, on Virgin,

for Phil Collins, peaked at No.19.


In 99, ‘Never Had It So Good’, on Edel,

for Take 5, reached No.34,

And in 07, ‘Shine’, was a gold-selling No.1,

for Take That, on Polydor.


In 75, ‘Take Your Mama For A Ride’, on Chelsea,

for Lulu, reached No.37.

And in 02, ‘Take It Easy’, on Epic,

for 3SL, peaked at No.11.


In 73, ‘Take Me Home Country Rose’, made No.15,

on Pye International, for Olivia Newton-John.

And in 86, ‘Take My Breath Away ((Love Theme From Top Gun)’,

for Berlin, on CBS, a gold-selling US & UK No.1.


In 75, ‘Take Me In Your Arms’, on Warner Brothers,

gave The Doobie Brothers, a No.29 high.

And in 95, ‘Take Me Higher’, peaked at No.32,

for Diana Ross, on EMI.


In 92, Dream Factory, peaked at No.39,

on City Beat, with ‘Take Me’.

And in 94, ‘Take It Back’, on EMI,

gave Pink Floyd, a No.23.


In 61, ‘Take Five’, on Fontana,

gave The Dave Brubeck Quartet, a Top 6.

And in 73, ‘Take Me Girl I’m Ready’, on Tamla Motown,

for Junior Walker & The All-Stars, ends this mix.






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April 20, 2020




With these six UK hits on SBK,

In 90, peaking at No.6, came ‘Hold On’.

And in 90, making No.36, was ‘Release Me’ –

(both singles reaching the US No.1).


Ending 90, ‘Impulsive’, climbed to No.42,

and in 91, ‘You’re In Love’, a US No.1 & UK No.29.

In 92, ‘You Won’t See Me Cry’, rose to No.18,

and also in 92, ‘ Give It Up’, made the No.36 line.




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In April, Petula Clark, had a Top 6, on Pye,

with ‘This Is My Song’ EP.

And in June, ‘Carrie-Anne’, on Parlophone,

for The Hollies, made the Top 3.


In January, Cat Stevens, climbed to the Top 2,

on Deram, with ‘Matthew & Son’.

And in March, ‘Jimmy Mack’, on Tamla Motown,

for Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, rose to No.21.


In January, ‘A Place In The Sun’, on Tamla Motown,

gave Stevie Wonder, a Top 20.

And in November, ‘Like An Old Time Movie’, on CBS,

for Scott McKenzie, a Top 50 entry.


In June, Pink Floyd, made No.6,

on Columbia, with ‘See Emily Play’.

And in September, Wilson Pickett, was at No.43,

on Atlantic, with ‘Funky Broadway’.


In July, ‘You Only Live Twice’/’Jackson’, on Reprise,

gave Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood, a No.11.

And in December, ‘I Second That Emotion’, on Tamla Motown,

for Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, reached No.27.


In March, ‘Purple Haze’, on Track,

gave The Jimi Hendrix Experience, a Top 3 success.

And in April, The Tremeloes, had a three week No.1,

with ‘Silence Is Golden’, on CBS.


In February, Sonny & Cher, peaked at No.29,

on Atlantic, with ‘The Beat Goes On’.

And in April, ‘Gonna Get Along Without You Now’,

on Reprise, gave Trini Lopez, a No.41.


In May, ‘Give Me Time’, on Philips,

gave Dusty Springfield, a No.24.

And in September, The Bee Gees, had a 4 week No.1,

with ‘Massachusettes’, on Polydor.


In April, The Shadows, reached No.24,

on Columbia, with ‘Maroc 7’.

And in August, ‘Another Pleasant Valley Sunday’,

on RCA, took The Monkees, to No.11.


In January, ‘It Takes Two’, on Tamla Motown,

gave Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston, a No.16 score.

And in March, ‘Ha Ha Said The Clown’, on Fontana,

for Manfred Mann,  made the Top 4.


In April, ‘Pictures Of  Lily’, on Track,

reached the Top 4, for The Who.

And in November, ‘I’m Coming Home’, on Decca,

gave Tom Jones, a Top 2.


In January, ‘Try A Little Tenderness’, on Atlantic,

for Otis Redding, rose to No.6.

And in August, Engelbert Humperdinck, had a five week No.1,

with ‘Last Dance’, on Decca, ending this mix.



Written by

Harriet Blackbury.





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April 17, 2020





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

for The Hollies, on Polydor.

And in 86, ‘(Solution to) The Problem’, on Streetwave,

gave Masquerade, a No.64.


In 95, De’Lacy reached No.9,

with ‘Hideaway’, on Slip ‘N’ Slide.

And in 04, Twenty 4 Seven, made No.42,

on Diablo Music, with ‘Hide’.


In 79, The Skids reached No.14,

on Virgin, with ‘Masquerade’.

And in 06, The Delays, peaked at No.35,

with ‘Hideaway’, on Rough Trade.


In 69, Thunderclap Newman, had a No.1,

with ‘Something In The Air’, on Track.

And in 84, Evelyn Thomas, made the Top 60,

with ‘Masquerade’, on Record Shack.


In 97, ‘Air We Breathe’, on Mercury,

took Alisha’s Attic, to the No.12 line.

And in 98, ‘Masquerade’, on Artful,

gave Fall, a No.69.


In 93, Tom Petty peaked at No.53,

with ‘Something In The Air’, on MCA.

And in 96, Nu Soul Featuring Kelli Rich,

made No.27, on ffrr, with ‘Hide-A-Way’.


In 80, The Police, had a gold-selling, 4 week No.1,

on A & M, with ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’.

And in 98, ‘Masquerade’, on Inferno,

gave Gerideau, a No.63.


In 93, ‘Stay (Faraway, So Close)’, on Island,

for U2, a Top 4, was to be.

And in 04, ‘Worry About The Wind’, on Rough Trade,

for Hal, reached No.53.


In 98, ‘The Air I Breathe’, on East West,

for Simply Red, at No.6 shone.

And in 83, ‘Every Breath You Take’, on A&M,

for The Police, a silver-selling US & UK No.1.


In 92, Fish, reached No.51.

with ‘Something In The Air’, on Polydor.

And in 04, ‘Breathe Easy’, on Innocent,

took Blue, into the Top 4.


In 78, ‘Every Kinda People’, on Island,

gave Robert Palmer, a No.43 seat.

And in 91, Amy Grant, on A&M,

reached No.25, with ‘Every Heartbeat’.


In 65, ‘The Clapping Song’, on London,

gave Shirley Ellis, a Top 6.

And in 84, ‘Atmosphere’, on Spirit,

for Russ Abbot, at No.7, ends this mix.


Written by

Harriet Blackbury





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April 16, 2020





With all eight hit singles on WEA,

and seven of the eight, making the Top 20,

in 81, ‘Everybody Salsa’, reached No.12,

and ‘Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey’ – a Top 10 entry.


In 82, ‘Queen Of The Rapping Scene

(Nothing Ever Goes To Plan)’, was a No.37 hit.

With ‘Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White’,

featuring John Du Prez – a No.15 remit.


And ending 82, ‘Best Years Of Our Lives’, made the Top 4,

with ‘High Life’, reaching No.8, in 83.

Also in 83, ‘Don’t Stop That Crazy Rhythm’, rose to No.14,

and ‘Walking In The Rain’, a No.7, was to be.


Thank you for the music – Play on.





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In 93, ‘One Woman’, on Giant,

gave Jade, a No.22.

And in 02, ‘One Love’, on Innocent,

was a Top 3, for Blue.


In 08, One Night Only, reached No.9,

with ‘Just For Tonight’, on Vertigo.

And also in 08, ‘One Day Like This’,

on Fiction, peaked at No.35, for Elbow.


In 99, ‘Get On It’, on Mecca Recordings,

climbed to No.38, for Phoebe One.

And in 02, One True Voice, had a gold-selling Top 2,

on Ebul, with ‘Sacred Trust’/’After You’re Gone’.


And in 02, ‘One Day In Your Life’, on Epic,

took Anastacia, to No.11.

And in 03, ‘One Heart’, on Epic,

gave Celine Dion, a No.27.


In 74, ‘One Man Band’, on Chrysalis,

climbed to No.6, for Leo Sayer.

And in 78, ‘One Nation Under A Groove (Part 1)’,

for Funkadelic – a No.9 player.


In 76, One Hundred Ton & A Feather, made No.9,

with ‘It Only Takes A Minute’, on UK.

And in 85, One Way, reached No.64,

with ‘Let’s Talk About Shhh’, on MCA.


In 96, ‘One By One’, on WEA,

gave Cher a No.7.

And in 2010, ‘One Time’, on Def Jam,

for Justin Bieber, made No.11.


In 82, Bardo, made the Top 2,

with ‘One Step Further’, on Epic.

And in 2010, ‘All The Right Moves’, on Universal,

climbed to No.26, for Onerepublic.


In 01, ‘One Wild Night’, on Mercury,

gave Bon Jovi, a Top 10 success.

And in 2010, ‘One Shot’, on Epic,

reached No.6, for JLS.


In 05, ‘Grief Never Grows Old’, on One World’,

gave One World Project, a Top 4 high.

And in 88, George Michael, had a US No.1 & UK No.8,

on Epic, with ‘One More Try’.






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April 15, 2020





In 61, ‘Jim Reeves reached the Top 50,

with ‘Whispering Hope’, on RCA.

And in 93, Mica Paris, made No.65,

with ‘Whisper A Prayer’, on Fourth & Broadway.


In 63, Nino Tempo & April Stevens, on London,

saw ‘Deep Purple’, make a US.No.1 & UK No.17 entry.

And in 64, ‘Whispering’, still on London,

gave them a UK Top 20.


In 75, Windsor Davies & Don Estelle, on EMI,

with ‘Whispering Grass’, had a gold-selling, three week No.1.

And in 80, The Whispers, on Solar,

made the Top 2, with ‘And The Beat Goes On’.


In 81, ‘It’s A Love Thing’, on Solar, at No.9,

for The Whispers, their second Top 10, was to be.

And in 97, ‘Whisper Your Name’, on Epic,

gave Human Nature, a No.53.


In 63, ‘Whispering’, on Decca,

gave The Bachelors, a No.18.

And in 94, ‘Whispering Your Name’, on Columbia,

for Alison Moyet, also reached No.18.


In 80, ‘The Whisper’, on Chrysalis,

gave Selecter, a No.36.

And in 02, ‘Whispers’, on Polydor,

for Ian Brown, at No.33, ends this mix.





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In 60, ‘Smooth Sarah’, on Mercury,

gave Sarah Vaughan, a No.11.

And in 67, Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band,

took ‘Hi!’, on Pye, to No.7.


In 65, The Searchers, had a two week No.1,

on Pye, with ‘Bumble Bee’.

And also, in 65, ‘Bob Dylan’, on CBS,

for Bob Dylan, reached the Top 3.


In 62, ‘Play It Cool’, on Decca,

gave Billy Fury, a Top 2.

And in 63, Ray Charles, made the Top 10,

on HMV, with ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’.


In 60, ‘Four More’, on Coral,

for The Crickets, reached No.7

And in 64, ‘Four By The Beach Boys’, on Capitol,

gave The Beach Boys, a No.11.


In 61, Mr Acker Bilk & Terry Lightfoot, made No.19,

on Columbia, with ‘Clarinet Jamboree’.

And also in 61,’Kenny’s Big Four’, on Pye,

gave Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen, a Top 3.


In 63, Mike Berry, reached No.17,

with ‘A Tribute To Buddy Holly’, on HMV.

And also in 63, ‘At The Cavern’, on Decca,

peaked at No.6, for The Big Three.


In 61, Petula Clark, made the Top 4,

with ‘The Sound Of Music’, on Pye.

And in 66, The Byrds, peaked at No.8,

on CBS, with ‘Eight Miles High’.


In 65, The Hollies, reached the Top 5,

on Parlophone, with ‘I’m Alive’.

And in 66, ‘Songs From The Frost Report’,

on Fontana, also gave Julie Felix, a Top 5.


In 62, ‘Revisited’, on London,

was a No.18, for Eartha Kitt.

And in 64, ‘Five By Five’, on Decca,

for The Rolling Stones, a twenty one week, No.1 hit.


In 64, ‘I Think Of You’, on Fontana,

gave The Merseybeats, a No.8 success.

And in 66, Simon & Garfunkel, made the Top 4,

with ‘I Am A Rock’, on CBS.


In 60, Ella Fitzgerald, rose to No.17,

with ‘Moods Of Ella’, on HMV.

And in 64, Howlin’ Wolf, peaked at No 16,

on Pye, International, with ‘Tell Me’.


In 66, ‘Farlowe In The Midnight Hour’,

on Immediate, gave Chris Farlowe, a No.6.

And also in 66, Barbra Streisand, made No.8,

on CBS, with ‘My Man’, ending this mix.



Written by

Harriet Blackbury.




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In 90, ‘Some Kind Of Heaven’, on Urban,

reached No.65, for BBG.

And in 93, ‘Some Fantastic Place’, on A & M,

gave Squeeze a No.73.


In 63, The Big Three, peaked at No.37,

on Decca, with ‘Some Other Guy’.

And in 87, Cliff Richard, made the Top 3,

with ‘Some People’, on EMI.


In 87, The Blow Monkeys, reached No.67,

with ‘Some Kind Of Wonderful’, on RCA.

And in 95, Oasis, had a gold-selling No.1,

on Creation, with ‘Some Might Say’.


In 85, Power Station, climbed to No.14,

on Parlophone, with ‘Some Like It Hot’.

And in 91, ‘Some Lie 4 Love’, on Mercury,

gave L.A.Guns, a No.61 slot.


In 03, ‘Some Velvet Moring’, on Columbia,

gave Primal Scream, a No.44.

And in 04, Kristian Leontiou, made No.54,

with ‘Some Say’, on Polydor.


In 65, ‘Some Of Your Lovin’, on Philips,

gave Dusty Springfield, a No.8 success.

And in 86, Paul Young, made No.56,

with ‘Some People’, on CBS.


In 92, All About Eve, reached No.57,

with ‘Some Finer Day’, on MCA.

And in 96, Supernova, peaked at No.55,

on Sing Sing, with ‘Some Might Say’.


In 63, ‘Some Kinda Fun’, on London,

gave Chris Montez, a Top 10 score.

And in 68, ‘Some Things You Never Get Used To’, on Tamla Motown,

for Diana Ross & The Supremes, settled at No.34.


In 73, ‘I’m A Clown’/’Some Kind Of A Summer’,

gave David Cassidy, a Top 3, on Bell.

And in 79, ‘Some Girls’, on Rak,

for Racey – a Top 2 sell.


In 83, Barry Manilow, made No.48,

on Arista, with ‘Some Kind Of Friend’.

And in 97, ‘Some Kind Of Bliss’, on Deconstruction,

for Kylie Minogue, at No.22, brings this mix to an end.





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April 11, 2020





In April, Feeder, reached No.14,

on Echo, with ‘Seven Days In The Sun’.

And in July, ‘Another Chance’, on Defected,

gave, Roger Sanchez, a No.1.


In June, The Manic Street Preachers’, made No.15,

on Epic, with ‘Ocean Spray’.

And in November, Westlife, had a silver-selling No.1,

with ‘Queen Of My Heart’, on RCA.


In August, ’21 Seconds’, on Relentless,

was a Top 3, for So Solid Crew.

And in December, ‘How Wonderful You Are’,

on Flying Sparks, gave Gordon Haskell, a Top 2.


In March, ‘Paradise’, on Curb,

found Kaci, at No.11.

And in September, ‘Oh Yeah’, on Def Jam,

for Foxy Brown, peaked at No.27.


In May, Jennifer Lopez, on Epic,

reached the Top 3, with ‘Play’.

And in September, Emma Bunton, made the Top 5,

on Virgin, with ‘Take My Breathe Away’.


In April, ‘Out Of Reach’, on Go! Beat,

gave Gabrielle, a Top 4.

And in December, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, had a Top 2,

with ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’, on Polydor.


In January, ‘Everything You Need’, on VC Recordings,

reached No.33, for Madison Avenue.

And in September, Louise, peaked at No.4,

on 1st Avenue, with ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’.


In February, Planet Funk, climbed to the Top 5,

on Virgin, with ‘Chase The Sun’.

And in September, ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’,

on Parlophone, gave Kylie Minogue, a platinum, four week No.1.


In August ‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind’, on Interscope,

for Eve Featuring Gwen Stefani, made the Top 4.

And in October, Erick Sermon featuring Marvin Gaye,

peaked at No.36, with ‘Music’, on Polydor.


In March, Damage, made No.11,

on Cooltempo, with ‘Still Be Lovin’ You’.

And in December, The Stereophonics, rose to No.4

with ‘Handbags & Gladrags’, on V2.


In April, Crazy Town, had a US No.1 & UK Top 3,

on Columbia, with ‘Butterfly’.

And in July, Ian Van Dahl, made the Top 3,

on NuLife, with ‘Castles  In The Sky’.


In July, Cast, reached No.45,

with ‘Desert Drought’, on Polydor.

And in August, ‘All The Way To Reno’,

on Warner Brothers, gave REM, a No.24.



Written by

Harriet Blackbury.




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