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March 17, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

In 91, ‘Mustang Sally’, on MCA,

gave The Commitments, a No.63.

And in 95, ‘Driving With The Brakes On’,

made No.18, on A & M, for Del Amitri.

 

In 08, ‘Viva La Vida’, on Parlophone,

was a US & UK No.1, for Coldplay.

And in 09,’Mercedes Benz’, on Dcypha,

reached No.53, for Sway.

 

In 80, ‘Dance Yourself Dizzy’, on Polo.

for Liquid Gold, a No.2 was to be.

And in 81, Patti Austin & James Ingram, on Qwest,

had a US No.1 & UK No.11, with ‘Baby Come To Me’.

 

In 82, ‘Driving My Car’, on Stiff,

gave Madness a Top 4.

And in 99, ‘Miss Parker’, on Source,

for Morgan, reached No.74.

 

In 60, ‘Counting Teardrops’, on Pye,

gave Emile Ford & The Checkmates, a Top 4 stand.

And in 79, The Jags, on Island,

peaked at No.17, with ‘Back Of My Hand’.

 

In 88, ‘Wild World’, on 10Ten,

for Maxi Priest, a Top 5 show.

And in 09, Mini Viva, on Xenomania/Geffen,

climbed to No.7, with ‘Left My Heart In Tokyo’.

 

In 66, Wilson Pickett, on Atlantic,

made No.28, with ‘Mustang Sally’.

And in 96, ‘Urban City Girl’, on Hacktown,

gave Benz, a No.31 tally.

 

In 84, ‘Drive’, was a silver-seller, on Elektra,

for The Cars, peaking at No.5.

And in 85, The Cars, still on Elektra,

again made the charts, at No.4, with ‘Drive’.

 

In 70, ‘The Long And Winding Road’, made No.32,

for Ray Morgan, on B & C.

And in 99, ‘Private Number’, on Virgin,

for 911, reached the Top 3.

 

In 81, REO Speedwagon, on Epic,

had a US NO.1 & UK No.7, with ‘Keep On Loving You’.

And in 92, Jim Polo, reached No.59, with ‘Express Yourself’,

and again, in 97 (also on Perfecto), it peaked at No.62.

 

In 97, ‘Bentley’s Gonna Sort You Out’,

on Skint, a No.17, for Bentley Rhythm Ace.

And in 98, ‘Viva Forever’, on Virgin, a platinum-seller,

giving The Spice Girls, a two week, No.1 place.

 

In 83, ‘Little Red Corvette’, on Warner Brothers,

for Prince, twice a hit, at No’s 54 & 66.

And in 04, ‘Thunderbirds’/’3 AM’, on Universal,

gave Busted, a No.1 for two weeks, ending this mix.

 

 

Written by

Harriet Blackbury

 

 

 

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