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November 27, 2019





In 62, ‘Hey Little Girl’, on London,

saw Del Shannon, with a Top 2 entry.

And in 96, ‘Hey Jupiter’, on East West,

for Tori Amos, was a Top 20.


In 05, ‘Hey Scenesters!’ on Wichita,

gave The Cribs a No.27.

And in 06, ‘Hey Kid’, on Mercury,

for Matt Willis, peaked at No.11.


In 65, ‘Hey Good Lookin’, climbed to No.39,

for Bo Diddley, on Chess.

And in 03, Westlife, had a Top 4,

with ‘Hey Whatever’, on S.


In 04, ‘Hey Mama’, on A & M,

gave The Black Eyed Peas a Top 6 score.

And also in 04, ‘Hey Papa’, on EMI,

for Alex Cartana, peaked at No.34.


In 68, The Beatles had a UK & US No.1,

on Apple, with ‘Hey Jude’.

And in 96, Kula Shaker reached the Top 2,

on Columbia, with ‘Hey Dude’.


In 87, Karel Fialka, reached No.9,

with ‘Hey Matthew’, on IRS.

And in 89, ‘Hey Music Lover’, on Rhythm King,

climbed to No.6 for S-Express.


In 63, ‘Hey Paula’, on Philips,

gave Paul & Paula, a No.8 high.

And in 76, ‘Hey Mr Dream Maker,

made No.31, for Cliff Richard, on EMI.


In 88, ‘Hey Mr Heartache’, was at No.31,

for Kim Wilde, on MCA.

And in 03, ‘Hey Ya’, on Arista,

gave Outkast, a Top 3 play.


In 71, ‘Hey Willy’, peaked at No.22,

for The Hollies, on Parlophone.

And in 74, ‘Hey Mr Christmas’, on Bell,

found Showaddywaddy, in the Top 2 zone.


In 67, ‘Hey Joe’, on Polydor –

a first UK hit for Jimi Hendrix, made No.6.

And in 88, ‘Hey Manhattan’, on Kitchenware,

at No.72, for Prefab Sprout, ends this mix.





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In 63, ‘By The Way’, on Decca,

for The Big Three, made No.22.

And in 83, ‘Big Apple’, on EMI,

was at No.8, for Kajagoogoo.


In 70, ‘Big Yellow Taxi’, on Reprise,

took Joni Mitchell to No.11.

And in 86, ‘Look Away’, on Mercury,

gave Big Country, a No.7.


In 87, ‘Big Love’, on Warner Brothers,

reached to No.9, for Fleetwood Mac.

And in 88, ‘The Big One’, on A & M,

climbed to No.54, for Black.


In 91, Roxette was at No.21,

with ‘The Big L’, on EMI.

And in 99, Lolly, had a Top 10,

on Polydor, with ‘Big Boys Don’t Cry’.


In 86, ‘E=MC2’, on CBS,

gave Big Audio Dynamite, a No.11.

And in 93, Judge Dread peaked at No.8,

on Big Shot, with ‘Big Seven’.


In 83, ‘Big Log’, on Wea,

for Robert Plant, reached No.11.

And in 86, ‘The Big Sky’, on EMI,

gave Kate Bush a No.37.


In 63, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, on Stateside,

for The Four Seasons – a UK No.13 and No.1 in the USA.

And in 94, Big Mountain, had a Top 2,

on RCA, with ‘Baby I Love Your Way’.


In 58, The Four Preps, made No.2,

on Capitol, with ‘Big Man’.

And in 84, Alphaville peaked at No.8,

on WEA, with ‘Big In Japan’.


In 85, ‘Big Deal’, on BBC label,

gave Bobby G, a No.46.

And in 05, ‘Big City Life’, on Buddist Punk –

a No 15, for Mattafix.


In 81, ‘John I’m Only Dancing’/’Big Green Car’,

on Mercury, found The Polecats at No.35.

And in 66, ‘Big Time Operator’, on Columbia,

gave Zoot Money & The Big Roll Band, a No.25.


In 85, ‘The Big Man’, reached No.46,

for Rush, on Vertigo.

And in 89, ‘Big Area’, on London,

peaked at No.13, for Then Jericho.


In 87, Peter Gabriel, on Virgin,

was at No.13 with ‘Big Time’.

And in 98, Emilia, had a Top 5,

with ‘Big Big’ World’, ending this Rhyme.





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November 22, 2019





In 84, Queen, made the Top 3,

on EMI, with ‘I Want To Break Free’.

And in 89, ‘Slaves No More’, on RCA,

gave The Blow Monkeys featuring Sylvia Tella, a No.73.


In 67, ‘It Must Be Him (Seul Sur Son Etoile),

was a No.2, for Vicky Carr.

And in 84, ‘Love Is A Battlefield’, on Chrysalis,

reached No.17, for Pat Benatar.


In 84, ‘Love Games’, on CBS,

found Belle & The Devotions at No.11.

And in 02, ‘It’s In Our Hands, on One Little Indian,

for Bjork, climbed to No.37.


In 74, ‘Living For The City’, on Tamla Motown,

gave Stevie Wonder a No.15 success.

And in 83, ‘Love Of The Common People’, a gold-seller,

made the Top 2, for Paul Young on CBS.


In 56, ‘Love Me Tender’, on HMV,

for Elvis Presley – a US No.1 & UK No.11.

And in 95, ‘Let’s All Go Together’, on London,

for Marion, peaked at No.37.


In 78, ‘Love Is The Sweetest Thing’, on Mercury – a No.60,

for Peter Skellern featuring Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

And in 79, ‘Love Is The Answer’, on Big Tree,

saw England Dan & John Ford Coley, make a No.45 stand.


In 82, ‘All The Love In The World’, on Arista,

gave Dionne Warwick, a Top 10 play.

And in 07, ‘It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas’ –

a No.49, for Perry Como, on RCA.


In 62, ‘Island Of Dreams’, on Philips,

saw The Springfields, with a Top 5 won,

And in 07, ‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year’,

on Sony, took Andy Williams to No.21.



Written by

Harriet Blackbury





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With twelve consecutive hits on Innocent label,

in 01, Blue first entered the charts, with ‘All Rise’, at No.4.

And still in 01, ‘Too Close’ and ‘If You Come Back’,

both made a No.1 score.


Three hits appeared in 02, with ‘Fly By 11’, at No.6,

and ‘One Love’ – a Top 3, followed on.

And lastly, ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’ –

a No.1, for Blue featuring Elton John.


Three hits came in 03, when ‘U Make Me Wanna’, made No.4,

and ‘Guilty’, reached the Top 2 zone.

And finishing the year, ‘Signed Sealed Delivered I’m Yours’ –

a No 11, for Blue featuring Stevie Wonder & Angie Stone.


In 04, ‘Breathe Easy’, peaked at No.4,

followed by ‘Bubblin’, which climbed to No.9.

And ending the year -‘Curtain Falls’, also a Top 4,

completes this mix of hits, so fine.




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November 19, 2019





In 89, ‘The Real Thing’, gave ABC,

a No.68, on Neutron.

And in 2000, ‘Real Great Britain’, on ffrr,

for Asian Dub Foundation, made No.41.


In 88, ‘Real Gone Kid’, peaked at No.8,

for Deacon Blue, on CBS.

And in 2000, ‘The Real Slim Shady’, on Interscope,

gave Eminem, a No.1 success.


In 90, ‘Real Real Real’, on Food,

took Jesus Jones to No.19.

And in 03, ‘Real Things’, on Innocent,

was a Top 4, for Javine.


In 87, ‘The Real Thing’, on Chrysalis,

gave ‘Jelly Bean featuring Steven Dante, a No.13 score.

And in 01, ‘I’m Real’, on Epic,

for Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule, peaked at No.4.


In 89, ‘Real Emotion’, on Syncopate

took Reid, to No.65.

And in 92, ‘Real Love’, peaked at No.8,

for Time Frequency, on Jive.


In 89, ‘Real Love’, climbed to No.31,

for Jody Watley, on MCA.

And in 07, ‘Real Girl’, was a Top 2,

for Mutya Buena, on Fourth & Broadway.


In 89, W.A.S.P. on Capitol,

reached No.23, with ‘The Real Me’,

And in 92, ‘Real Cool World’, on Warner Brothers,

gave David Bowie, a No.53.


In 96, ‘Real Love’, on Apple,

gave The Beatles, a Top 4 yield.

And in 97, ‘The Real Thing’, on Arista,

made No.9, for Lisa Stansfield.


In 91, ‘Real Love’, gave Drizabone’,

a No.16, on Fourth & Broadway.

And in 99, ‘Real Life’, on Reprise,

gave Bon Jovi, a No.21 play.


In 81, ‘The Real Thing’, on A&M,

saw The Brothers Johnson, with a Top 50 bop.

And in 87, ‘Real Wild Child (Wild One)’,

a Top 10, also on A&M, for Iggy Pop.


In 87, ‘Real Fashion Reggae Style’, on Oval,

gave Carey Johnson, a Top 20 ride.

And in 03, ‘Real World’, on Blacklist/Edel,

reached No.9, for D-Side.


In 91, ‘Real Life’, on Virgin,

gave Simple Minds a No.34.

And in 94, ‘The Real Thing’, on PWL Continental,

saw 2 Unlimited, up to No.6 soar.


In 98, ‘Real Good ‘, on Multiply,

reached No.66, for Double Six.

And in 01, ‘The Real Life’, on Rulin,

at No.12, for Raven Maize, ends this mix.




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With nine consecutive hits on London label,

Jimmy Somerville featuring June Miles-Kingston, first made No.14,

when ‘Comment Te Dire Adieu’, did arrive.

And in 90, ‘You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real’)  peaked at No.5.


Also in 90, ‘Read My Lips (Enough Is Enough)’, was at No.26,

and ‘To Love Somebody’, a No.8 fix.

And in 91, with Bronski Beat, making No.32,

was ‘Smalltown Boy (Remix)’.


Also in 91, ‘Run For Love’, reached No.52,

and in 95, at No.4, was Heartbeat’.

Followed by ‘Hurt So Good’, at No.15,

and peaking at No.41, ‘By Your Side’, took a seat.


In 97, ‘Dark Sky’, now on Gut Label,

climaxed at No.66,

showcasing some of the work,

and ending, this Jimmy Somerville mix.





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November 13, 2019





With their first twenty hits on CBS,

The Clash entered the charts, in 77, on a roll.

When ‘White Riot’, appeared at No.38,

and at No.28, followed ‘Complete Control.’


In 78, came three more chart entries,

when, ‘Clash City Rockers’, peaked at No.35.

And then, ‘(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais’, made No.32,

and ending the year, ‘Tommy Gun’, at No.19 arrived.


In 79, again, three more singles made the chart –

firstly ‘English Civil War (Johnny Comes Marching Home).

Followed by ‘The Cost Of Living EP’, at No.22,

with ‘London Calling’, making the No.11 roam.


In 80, ‘Bankrobber’, climbed to No.12,

and ‘Call Up’, was a Top 40 hit.

And beginning 81, ‘Hitsville UK’, peaked at No.56,

followed by ‘The Magnificent Seven’ – a No.34 fit.


Ending 81, came ‘This Radio Clash’, at No.47,

and in 82, ‘Know Your Rights’, enjoyed the No.43 scene.

And also in 82, ‘Rock The Casbah’ – a Top 30,

with ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’, at No.17.


In 85, ‘This Is England’, climbed to No.24,

and in 88, ‘I Fought The Law’, peaked at No.29.

And still in 88, ‘London Calling’, made No.46,

and in 90, ‘Return To Brixton’, reached the No.57 line.


In 91, ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’, was a two week No.1 –

this time on the Columbia label,

as was ‘Rock The Casbah’, peaking at No.15,

and ‘London Calling’, at No.64, also from the Columbia stable.





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November 12, 2019





In 86, ‘Fool’s Paradise’, on Capitol,

saw Meli’sa Morgan, on the No.41 line.

And in 88, ‘Foolish Beat’, on Atlantic,

for Debbie Gibson, a US No.1 & UK No.9.


In 61, ‘Fools Rush In’, on Mercury,

gave Brook Benton, a Top 50 play.

And in 2000, ‘Fool Again’, was a No.1,

for Westlife, on RCA.


In 86, ‘No More The Fool’, on Legend,

saw Elkie Brooks make the Top 5 her own.

And in 89, ‘Fool’s Gold’, was at No.8,

for The Stone Roses, on Silvertone.


In 63, ‘Foolish Little Girl’, on Stateside,

for The Shirelles, a No.38, was to be.

And in 04, ‘Paper House’, on Island,

took Foolproof’, to No.53.


In 63, Rick Nelson, on Brunswick,

peaked at No.12, with ‘Fools Rush In’.

And in 67, ‘Chain Of Fools’/’Satisfaction’, on Atlantic,

reached No.43, for Aretha Franklin.


In 76, ‘Fooled Around And Fell In Love’, on Capricorn,

gave Elvin Bishop, a No.34.

And in 03, ‘Fool No More’, peaked at No.4,

for S Club Juniors, on Polydor.


In 87, ‘Fooled By A Smile’, on Mercury,

gave Swing Out Sister, a No.43.

And in 96, Fool’s Guide, made No.61,

on Encore, with ‘Lemon Tree’.


In 66, Cilla Black peaked at No.13,

on Parlophone, with ‘A Fool Am I ‘.

And in 83, ‘My Foolish Friend’, was at No.57,

for Talk Talk, on EMI.


In 80, ‘Fool For Your Loving’, on United Artists,

found Whitesnake, at No.13.

And in 85, ‘No Fool (For Love)’, on Pronto,

made No.41, for Hazell Dean.


In 82, ‘Fool If You Think It’s Over’, a No.17,

for Elkie Brooks, on A & M.

And in 91, ‘Only Fools (Never Fall In Love)’, on I Q,

took Sonia into the Top 10.


In 63, Shirley Bassey, on Columbia,

had a No.47, with ‘What Kind Of Fool Am I ?’.

And in 76, The Rolling Stones, were at No.6,

on Rolling Stone label, with ‘Fool To Cry’.


In 62, ‘What Kind Of Fool am I ?’/ ‘Gonna Build A Mountain’,

gave Sammy Davis, Jr , on Reprise, a No.26.

And in 02, ‘All My Life’, on RCA –

a Top 5, for The Foo Fighters – ends this mix.





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In 90, ‘Turtle Power’, surfaced at No.1,

for Partners In Kryme, on SBK.

And in 07, ‘Salmon Dance’, on Virgin,

gave Chemical Brothers, a No.27 say.


In 04, ‘Good Reason’, on Cooking Vinyl,

gave Seafood, a No.65 chew.

And in 05, ‘Fishing For A Dream’, on Source,

found Turin Brakes, at No.32.


In 98, ‘Image Of You’, on Warp,

gave Red Snapper, a No.60 wish.

And in 90, ‘Celebrate’, on East West,

at No.46, for An Emotional Fish.


In 67, ‘She’d Rather Be With Me’, on London,

gave The Turtles, a Top 4.

And in 91, ‘Internal Exile’, reached No.37,

for Fish, on Polydor.


In 97, ‘Blinded By The Sun’, on Geffen,

gave Seahorses, a No.7 play.

And in 06, ‘The Cure & The Cause, on Defected,

peaked at No.23, for Fish Go Deep featuring Tracey K.


In 93, ‘Swim’, on Columbia,

gave Fishbone, a No.54 fix.

And in 99, ‘Lobster & Shrimp’, on Virgin, a No.48,

for Timbaland featuring Jay-Z – ends this mix.





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In 91, ‘The Way You Do The Things You Do’, for UB40,

on DEP International, peaked at No.49.

And in 99, ‘The Way It Goes’, on Eagle,

for Status Quo, flew to No.39.


In 94, ‘That’s The Way You Do it’, made No.26,

for The Purple Kings, on Positiva.

And in 97, ‘The Way That You Feel’, on Distinctive,

peaked at No.54, for Adeva.


In 83. ‘The Way You Are’, on Mercury,

for Tears For Fears, reached No.24.

And in 04, ‘The Way It Was’/’Redhead’, on Virus,

gave Baron, a No.71 score.


In 74, ‘The Way We Were’, gave Barbra Streisand,

a US No.1 & UK No.31 hit, on CBS.

And in 98, ‘That’s The Way (I Like It)’, on Media,

gave Clock a No.11 success.


In 93, ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’, on Virgin,

found Janet Jackson, with a US No.1 & UK No.2.

And in 94, Richard Marx, on Capitol,

peaked at No.38, with ‘The Way She Loves You’.


In 96, ‘The Way It Is’, on Stress,

for Chameleon, reached No.34.

And in 2001, ‘The Way To Your Love’,

was a No.1, for Hear’say, on Polydor.


In 95, Vanessa Williams, on Mercury,

climbed to No.52, with ‘The Way That You Love Me’.

And in 01, Faith Hill, reached No.15,

with ‘The Way You Love Me’, on WEA.


In 88, ‘That’s The Way It Is’, on Supreme,

gave Mel & Kim, a Top 10.

And in 92, ‘The Way I Feel’, peaked at No.62,

for Lemon Trees, on Oxygen.


In 86, ‘The Way It Is’, was a US No.1 & UK No.15,

for Bruce Hornsby & The Range, on RCA.

And in 94, ‘The Way You Work It’, made No.14,

for EYC, on MCA.


In 87, ‘The Way You Make It Feel’, on EPIC,

gave Michael Jackson, a US NO.1 & UK Top 3.

And in 88, ‘That’s The Way I Wanna Rock ‘N’, Roll’,

reached No.22, on Atlantic, for AC/DC.


In 69, ‘That’s The Way God Planned It’, on Apple,

saw Billy Preston, at No.11.

And in 04, ‘The Way You Move’, on Arista,

gave Outkast featuring Sleepy Brown, a Top 7.


In 05, ‘The Way You Used To Smile’,

on At Large, gave Research, a No.66.

And in 2000, ‘The Way I Am’, on Interscope –

a No.8, for Eminem – last in this mix.





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