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May 17, 2019



In 2000, ‘Black Coffee’, on London,

for All Saints, their fifth No.1 fix.

And in 66, ‘Paint It Black’, on Decca –

a sixth No.1 for The Rolling Stones, starts this mix.


In 78, ‘Blue Bayou’, on Asylum,

for Linda Ronstadt, at No.35, came in to view.

And in 98, ‘Black Angel’, on Cooltempo,

for Mica Paris, peaked at No.72.


In 90, ‘Black Velvet’, for Alannah Myles –

a US No.1 and UK No.2, on East West.

And in 91, Chris Isaak, on Reprise,

with ‘Blue Hotel’, made a No.17 quest.


In 61, ‘Blue Moon’, on Pye International,

for The Marcels, a US & UK No.1, was to be.

And in 93, ‘Black Lodge’, on Electra,

for Anthrax reached No.53.


In 64, ‘Black And Blue’, on Columbia,

was at No.9 for Swedish trio – Miike Snow.

And in 85, ‘Blue’ on London label,

at No.41, for Fine Young Cannibals, on show.


In 99, ‘Blue (Da Ba Dee) – a Top 40 import, on Logic,

for Eiffel 65 – became a No.1 goldseller on Eternal, with ease.

And in 82, ‘Black Coffee In Bed’, on A & M,

reached No.51 for Squeeze.’¬†


In 75, ‘Blue Guitar’, on Threshold, a No.8,

for Justin Hayward & John Lodge – winning hearts.

And in 77 & 90, ‘Black Betty’, on Epic,

took Ram Jam to No.7 & No.13 in the charts.


In 70, ‘Black Night’, on Harvest,

gave Deep Purple a Top 2 deal.

And in 03, ‘Blue Song’ on Illustrious/Epic,

by Mint Royale, made a No.35 appeal.


In 66, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, on Columbia,

reached No.15 with ‘Blue Turns To Grey’,

And in 83, Nick Heyward, on Arista,

peaked at No.14, with ‘Blue Hat For A Blue Day’.


In 92, ‘Blue Room’, on Big Life,

for The Orb, enjoyed a No.8 stay.

And in 85, China Crisis on Virgin,

peaked at No.14 with ‘Black Man Ray’.


In 70, Horace Faith, on Trojan,

made No.13, with his only UK hit, ‘Black Pearl’.

And in 05, ‘Blue Orchid’ on XL Recordings,

gave The White Stripes, a No.9 twirl.


In 83, ‘Blue Monday’, on Factory, for New Order,

twice a hit – at No.12 and No.9, sat.

And in 90, Janet Jackson, on A & M,

had a US No.1 & UK No.15, with ‘Black Cat’.


In 84, David Bowie, on EMI America,

peaked at No.6 with ‘Blue Jean’.

And in 94, ‘Black Hole Sun’, on A & M,

for Soundgarden, at No.12, was seen.


In 54, ‘Black Hills Of Dakota’, on Philips –

a No.7, for much loved, Doris Day.

And in 82, ‘Blue Eyes’, on Rocket,

saw Elton John, with a No.8 play.



written by  Harriet Blackbury

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