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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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November 6, 2019




In 71, from the album – Wishbone Ash,

came ‘Blind Eye’ – their first single play.

Followed in 72, by ‘No Easy Road’,

from Wishbone Four, and in 73, ‘So Many Things To Say’.


In 74, from the album, ‘There’s The Rub’,

came ‘Hometown’, and ‘Silver Shoes’, in 75.

And in 76, from their 4th album, New England,

their 6th single – ‘Outward Bound’, did arrive.


Their 7th single, ‘Phoenix’, a non-album track, came in 77,

and from their 5th album, Front Page News, came,

‘Front Page News’, and ‘Goodbye Baby Hello Friend’.

And in 78, ‘You See Red’, from No Smoke Without Fire, found fame.


In 79, ‘Come On’, was their 2nd non-album single,

and in 80, from Just Testing, ‘Living Proof’, came through.

Also in 80, came ‘Helpless (Live)’,

from their 8th album – Live Dates 2.


In 81, ‘Underground’, and ‘Get Ready’,

came from their 9th album – Number The Brave.

In 82, from Two Burning Barrels, came ‘Engine Overheat’,

followed by ‘No More Lonely Nights’ – another fave.


In 88, from Nouveau Calls,

their single -‘In The Skin’, did appear.

Followed in 89, by ‘Cosmo Jazz’,

from their next album – Here to Hear.


In 2010, from Elegant Stealth,

arrived ‘Reason To Believe’.

Ending this glimpse into some of the work,

featured on many a well loved album sleeve.



Written by

Harriet Blackbury



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November 4, 2019




In 71,’You’re Ready Now’, on Philips,

took Frankie Valli, to No.11.

And in 85, ‘Election Day’, on Odeon,

gave Arcadia, a Top 7.


In 78, ‘You’re The One That I Want’ – a US & UK No.1,

on RSO, for John Travolta & Olivia Newton John.

And in 87, ‘Stand By Me’, on Atlantic,

for Ben E King, a gold-selling UK No.1


In 85, ‘Say I’m Your No.1’, reached No.7,

for Princess, on Supreme.

And in 98, ‘You’re Still The One’, on Mercury,

gave Shania Twain, a Top 10 dream.


In 82, ‘Happy Talk’, on A & M,

found Captain Sensible, on the No.1 line.

And in 06, ‘Breaking Free’, on Walt Disney,

took The Cast Of High School Musical’, to No.9.


In 63, The Rolling Stones, made No.12,

on Decca, with ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’.

And in 97, ‘Drive Me Crazy’, peaked at No.36,

on Multiply, for Partizan.


In 65, ‘Turn Turn Turn (To Everything There Is A Season)’,

a US No.1 & UK No.26, for The Byrds, on CBS.

And in 66, ‘Inside – Looking Out’, on Decca,

gave The Animals a No.12 success.


In 83, ‘Changes’, peaked at, No.31,

for Imagination, on R & B.

And in 84, ‘Only When You Leave’, on Reformation,

gave Spandau Ballet, a Top 3.


In 80, Diana Ross, on Motown,

reached No.13, with ‘I’m Coming Out’.

And in 97, ‘Go The Distance’, on Columbia,

found Michael Bolton, with a No.14 shout.


In 76 ‘Couldn’t Get It Right’, on BTM,

made No.10, for The Climax Blues Band.

And in 2000, ‘Superhero’, on Sony,

gave Reef, a No.55 stand.


In 76, ‘Don’t Give Up On Us’, on Private Stock,

a platinum-selling, US & UK No.1, for David Soul.

And in 83, with ‘The Lifeboat Party’, on Island,

at No.49, with his Coconuts, was King Creole.



Written by

Harriet Blackbury






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November 3, 2019





In 77, ‘Saturday Nite’, reached No.17,

for Earth Wind & Fire, on CBS.

And in 94, ‘Saturday Night’, on Systematic,

gave Whigfield, a platinum-selling No.1 success.


In 72, ‘At The Club’/’Saturday Night At The Movies’,

on Atlantic, gave The Drifters, a Top 3 appeal.

And in 85, ‘Saturday Love’, on Tabu, a Top 6,

for Cherrelle, with Alexander O’Neal.


In 07, ‘Saturday Superhouse’, on 14th Floor,

climbed to No.13, for Biffy Clyro.

And in 09, The Saturdays reached No.9,

on Fascination, with ‘Ego’.


In 74, Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs, made No.45,

with ‘On A Saturday Night’, on UK.

And in 94, ‘Outside’/’Saturday’. gave Omar,

a No.43, on RCA.


In 73, ‘Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting’,

made No.7, for Elton John, on DJM.

And in 97, East 57th Street Featuring Donna Allen,

reached No.29, with ‘Saturday’, on AM:PM.


In 74, ‘Saturday Gigs’, peaked at No.41,

for Mott The Hoople, on CBS.

And in 94, ‘Saturday Night Sunday Morning’, on ffrr,

gave T-empo, a No.19 success.


In 63, The Cougars, on Parlophone, made No.33

with ‘Saturday Nite At The Duck Pond’.

And in 78, ‘Come On Dance Dance’, on CBS,

gave The Saturday Night Band, a No.16 respond.


In 87, ‘Saturday Night’, on Nude,

found Suede with a Top 6.

And in 79, ‘Saturday Night (Beneath The Plastic Palm Trees)’,

on Chrysalis, a No.53, for The Leighton Buzzards, ends this mix. 


Written by

Harriet Blackbury




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In 61, ‘Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)’, on London,

gave Ricky Nelson, a US No.1 & UK No.2 hit.

And in 77, ‘Mary Of The Fourth Form’, on Ensign,

for The Boomtown Rats, at No.15, did sit.


In 83, Mary Jane Girls, on Gordy,

reached No.13, with ‘All Night Long’.

And in 87, ‘Mary’s Prayer’, on Virgin,

for Danny Wilson, was a Top 3 song.


In 72, ‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’, on Apple,

for Wings, up to No.9, did prance.

And in 94, Tom Petty reached No.52,

on MCA, with ‘Mary Jane’s Last Dance’.


In 77, ‘Torn Between Two Lovers’, on Ariola America,

gave Mary MacGregor, a US No.1 & UK No.4.

And in 04, ‘Mary’, for The Scissor Sisters,

peaked at No.14, on Polydor.


In 70, Peter, Paul & Mary, had a US No.1 & UK No.2,

on Warner Brothers, with ‘Leavin On A Jet Plane’.

And in 87, ‘April Skies’, on Blanco Y Negro,

climbed to No.8 for The Jesus & Mary Chain.


In 79, ‘Mary Ann’ , on EMI,

reached No.42, for Black Lace.

And in 2000, ‘Shackles (Praise You)’, on Columbia,

gave Mary Mary, a Top 5 place.


In 68,’Those Were The Days’, on Apple,

for Mary Hopkin, was a six week No.1 success.

And in 76, ‘The Arms Of Mary’, made the Top 5,

for The Sutherland Brothers, & Quiver, on CBS.


In 99, ‘Mary’, on Parlophone,

for Supergrass, climbed to No.36.

And in 69, ‘Proud Mary’, on Liberty,

by Creedence Clearwater Revival, ends this mix.




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In 90, ‘Keep It Together’, peaked at No.56,

for David Grant, on Fourth & Broadway.

And in 92, ‘Keep The Faith’, on Jambco,

for Bon Jovi, was a Top 5 play.


In 65, Del Shannon, on Stateside,

had a Top 3, with ‘Keep Searchin (We’ll Follow The Sun)’.

And in 99, ‘Keep on Movin’, on RCA,

was a gold-seller, for Five, reaching No.1.


In 73, ‘Keep On Truckin’, on Tamla Motown,

for Eddie Kendricks – a US No.1 & UK No.18.

And in 95, ‘Axel F’/’Keep On Pushin’, on Media,

for Clock, enjoyed a Top 7 scene.


In 98, ‘Keep On Dancing (Let’s Go)’, on Positiva,

for Perpetual Motion, found the No.12 line.

And in 02, ‘Keep Fishin’, on Geffen,

took Weezer up to No.29.


In 91, ‘Keep Warm’, on Virgin,

gave Jinny, a No.11.

And in 97, ‘Keep Hope Alive’, on Sound Of Ministry,

for Serial Diva, peaked at No.57.


In 65, ‘Keep On Running’, on Fontana,

gave The Spencer Davis Group, a No.1 song.

And in 96, Bizarre Inc, on Some Bizzarre,

peaked at No.33, with ‘Keep The Music Strong’.


In 81, Reo Speedwagon, had a US No.1 & UK No.7,

on Epic, with ‘Keep On Loving You’.

And in 83, ‘(Keep Feeling) Fascination’, on Virgin,

gave Human League, a Top 2.


In 85, ‘Keep On Jammin’, on Motown,

for Willie Hutch peaked at No.73.

And in 93, ‘Keep It On’, reached No.67,

for Hannah Jones, on TMRC.


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

for Marsha Hunt, climbed to No.41.

And in 84, Redskins, on Decca,

reached No.43, with ‘Keep On Keepin’ On’.


In 94, ‘High Hopes’/’Keep Talking’, on EMI,

for Pink Floyd, peaked at No.26.

And in 09, ‘Keep Your Head Up’, on Foundation,

for Girls Can’t Catch, also reached No.26.


In 86, ‘Keep Each Other Warm’, on Polydor,

gave Bucks Fizz, a No.45.

And in 2010, ‘Keep Holding On’, on Epic.

for Glee Cast, at No.47, last in this mix.




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In 2000, Lil’ Kim peaked at No.35,

on Atlantic, with ‘No Matter What They Say’.

And in 06, ‘Checkin It Out’, a Top 3,

for Lil’ Chris, on RCA.


In 89, ‘French Kiss’, on ffrr,

gave Lil’ Louis, a Top 2 hit.

And in 04, ‘Sunshine’, on Columbia,

reached No.4, for Lil’ Flip.


In 01, ‘Come Home’, on Ruffin,

found Lil’ Devious, with a No.55.

And in 08, ‘Shawty Get Loose’, made No.57,

for Lil’ Mama Featuring Chris Brown & T-Pain, on Jive.


In 87, ‘Lil’ Devil’, on Beggars Banquet,

for Cult, made No.11.

And in 01, ‘My Baby’, on Priority,

gave Lil’ Romeo, a No.67.


In 02, ‘Lil’ Big Man’, peaked at No.42,

for Omero Mumba, on Polydor.

And in 05, ‘Little Love’, on Positiva,

gave Lil’ Love, a No 34.


In 02, ‘Where’s My’, on EMI,

was at No.37, for Adam F featuring Lil’ Mo.

And in 07, ‘Lil’ Star’, on Virgin,

reached the Top 3, for Kelis Featuring Cee Lo.


In  08, ‘Lollipop’, on Island,

gave Lil’ Wayne, a UK No.26 & US No.1.

And in 2010, ‘Do You Remember’, on Island,

was a No.13, for Jay Sean Featuring Sean Paul & Lil Jon.


In 91, making No.32, on Warner Brothers,

‘A Lil’ Ain’t Enough’ – David Lee Roth sang.

And in 96, ‘Reach’, on Multiply,

climbed to No.28, for Lil’ Mo’ Yin Yang.


In 66, ‘Lil’ Red Riding Hood’, on MGM,

gave Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs, a No.46.

And in 02, ‘Lil’ Dub Chefin’, on Parlophone, at No.73,

for Spacemonkeyz vs Gorillaz – last in this mix.





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