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June 23, 2019



In 83, ‘Let’s Dance’, on EMI/America,

for David Bowie – a gold-selling US & UK No.1.

And in 02, ‘Get The Party Started’, on Arista,

for P!nk – a Top 2 place, won.


In 84, ‘Dancing With Tears In My Eyes’, on Chrysalis,

for Ultravox, crossed the Top 3 line.

And in 98, ‘Party Hard’, on Island,

for Pulp, peaked at No.29.


In 76, Abba had a gold-seller, on Epic,

in the US & UK at No.1, with ‘Dancing Queen’.

And in 08, Nellie & Fergie, on Island,

saw their ‘Party People’ reach No.14.


In 80, ‘Party Lights’, on Mercury,

for The Gap Band, lit up the Top 30 door.

And in 83, ‘Dancing Tight’, on Ensign,

for Galaxy featuring Phil Fearon, made No.4.


In 78, ‘Everybody Dance’, on Atlantic,

for Chic, gained a No.9 vote.

And in 05, ‘Party Starter’, for Will Smith,

was at No.19, on Interscope.


In 80, ‘Party In Paris’, on Gem,

for The UK Subs, reached No.37.

And in 05, ‘The Party Ain’t Over Yet’,

on Sanctuary, saw Status Quo, at No.11.


In 78, ‘Dancing In The City’, on Harvest,

gave Marshall Hain, a Top 3 entry.

And in 95, ‘Party Up The World’, on Magnet,

found D:ream, at No.20.


In 85, ‘Dancing In The Dark’, on CBS,

for Bruce Springsteen, reached No.4.

And in 09, ‘Party In The USA’, was at No.11,

for Miley Cyrus, on Hollywood/Polydor.


In 84, ‘Dancing Girls’, on MCA,

for Nick Kershaw, at No.13 was seen.

And in 89, with ‘Partyman’, on Warner Brothers,

Prince peaked at No.14.


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

for Liquid Gold, found a No.2 home.

And in 08, ‘Dance Wiv Me’ – a platinum-selling No.1,

for Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris & Chrome.


In 89, ‘Let’s Party’, on Music Factory Dance,

for Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – a gold-selling No.1.

And in 83, ‘Flashdance…What A Feeling’, on Casablanca,

for Irene Cara – a US No.1 & UK No.2, won.


In 86, ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’ – at No.7

on Motown – Lionel Richie sang.

And in 80, ‘Celebration’ – a US No.1, on De-lite,

also reached a UK No.7, for Kool & The Gang.




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June 14, 2019



In 64, ‘You Really Got Me’, (the first of 18 hits on Pye).

for The Kinks, flew straight to No.1

Followed by ‘All Day And All Of The Night’,

with a No.2 place, won.


In 65, five more hits came along – the next again

at No.1 was, ‘Tired Of Waiting For You’,

before ‘Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy’ peaked at No.17,

with ‘Set Me Free’, a No.9, and ‘See My Friend’ – a Top 10, on view.


Ending 65, ‘Till The End Of The Day’, made No.8,

And in 66, ‘Dedicated Follower Of Fashion’, at No.4, did arrive.

Next came ‘Sunny Afternoon’ – their third No.1,

And ‘Dead End Street’, peaked at No.5.


In 67, ‘Waterloo Sunset’, reached No. 2.,

and also ‘Autumn Almanac’ – a predictable Top 3.

In 68, ‘Wonderboy’, was at No.36,

and ‘Days’, made a  No.12  plea.


In 69, ‘Plastic Man’, climbed to No.31.

And in 70, ‘Victoria’, peaked at No.33.

Also in 70, ‘Lola’, reached No.2,

and ‘Apeman’  – a Top 5, was to be.


In 72, ‘Supersonic Rocket Ship’, on RCA – shot to No.16.

And in 81, ‘Better Things’, on Arista, made No. 46.

In 83, ‘Come Dancing’, also on Arista, at No.12

and, ‘Don’t Forget To Dance’, on Arista – a No.58 fix.


Finally, in 83, ‘You Really Got Me’, on PRT, made No.47.

And in 97, ‘The Days EP’, on When!, peaked at No.35.

In 04, ‘You Really Got Me’, this time on Sanctuary, at No. 42,

and in this Kinks Tribute – the last to arrive.



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In 87, ‘Strength To Strength’, on Circa,

reached No.46 for Hue and Cry.

And in 73, ‘Power To All Our Friends’, peaked at No.4,

for Cliff Richard, on EMI.


In 93, ‘Weak’, gave SWV, a US No.1

and a UK No.33, on RCA.

And in 07, ‘Stronger’, on Def Jam, gave Kanye West,

a US No.1 and a UK No.1, two week stay.


In 93, ‘The Ultimate High’/’The Power Zone’ , on Internal Affair,

made No.17, for Time Frequency, with a chart run of eleven weeks.

And in 02, ‘Weak Become Heroes’, reached No.27,

on Locked On, for The Streets.


In 98, ‘My Weakness Is None Of Your Business’,

on Hut, for Embrace – a No.9 fix.

And in 98, ‘The Power Of Goodbye’/’Little Star’,

on Maverick, found Madonna at No.6.


In 88, ‘Love Is Stronger Than Pride’, on Epic,

for Sade, peaked at No.44.

And in 03, ‘Powerless (Say What You Want)’, on DreamWorks,

gave Nelly Furtado, a No.13 score.


In 94, ‘The Power Of Love’, on Epic,

for Celine Dion – a US No.1 and UK No.4.

And in 08, ‘Strength In Numbers’, found Music, 

at No.38, on Polydor.


In 85, ‘Strength’, on IRS,

gave Alarm, their fourth Top 40 delight.

And in 06, ‘The Weakness In Me’, on Korova,

peaked at No.17, for Keisha White.


In 71, ‘Power To The People’, on Apple, made No.7,

for John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band.

And in 87, ‘Weak In The Presence Of Beauty’, on CBS,

gave Alison Moyet, a No.6 stand.


In 76, ‘Weak Spot’, on 20th Century,

for Evelyn Thomas, peaked at No.26.

And in 94, ‘Power Rangers’, on RCA – a Top 3,

for Mighty Morph’n Power Rangers – last in this mix.



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In 66, ‘Happy Jack’, on Reaction,

gave The Who, a Top 3 entry.

And in 76, ‘So Sad The Song’, on Buddah,

for Gladys Knight & The Pips, made the UK Top 20.


In 76, ‘Sad Eyes’, on EMI –

a US No.1 and UK No.31, for Robert John.

And in 82, ‘Happy Talk’, on A & M,

gave Captain Sensible, a two week No.1.


In 81, ‘Happy Birthday, on Motown,

took Stevie Wonder to No.2.

And in 93, ‘Sad But True’, on Vertigo,

gave Metallica, a Top 20 view.


In 84, ‘Sad Songs (Say So Much)’, on Rocket,

for Elton John – a No.7, on track.

And in 98, ‘Happy Home’, on Eagle,

was at No.17, for 2 Pac.


In 01, ‘Happy People’, on Incentive/Rulin,

took Static Revenger, to No.23.

And in 90, ‘Sadness Part 1’, on Virgin International,

for Enigma – a UK No.1, was to be.


In 60, ‘Lucille’/’So Sad ( To Watch Good Love Go Bad)’,

on Warner Brothers, gave The Everly Brothers, a Top 4.

And in 07, ‘Happy Ending’, on Casablanca/Island,

saw Mika with a Top 7 score.


In 67, ‘Happy Together’, on London,

gave The Turtles, a US No.1 and UK No.12 high.

And in 74, ‘Sad Sweet Dreamer’ became,

a UK No.1 for Sweet Sensation, on Pye.


In 86, ‘Happy Hour’ on Go! Beat.

made The Housemartins, a Top 3 guest.

And in 05, ‘Sad And Lonely’, was at No.38,

for Secret Machines, on East West.




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June 13, 2019



In 80, ‘Start’, on Polydor,

was the second UK No.1 for The Jam.

And in 84, ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go Go’ –

a gold-selling No.1 in the US & UK for Wham.


In 74, ‘Stop Look Listen (To Your Heart)’, on Tamla Motown –

a No.25, for Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye.

And in 82, ‘Go Wild In The Country’, peaked at No.7,

for Bow Wow Wow, on RCA.


In 95, ‘Runaway’, on ffrreedom – a Top 30,

for UK Duo – E’voke.

And in 08, ‘Stop And Stare’, for One Republic –

a Top 4, on Interscope.


In 79, ‘Stop Your Sobbing’, for The Pretenders,

at No.34 – their first UK hit, on Real.

And in 81, ‘Start Me Up’, on Rolling Stone label,

gave The Rolling Stones, a No.7 seal.


In 80, ‘Stop The Cavalry’ – a gold-seller, on Stiff,

for Jona Lewie – a Top 3 quest.

And in 91, ‘Something Got Me Started’, at No.11,

for Simply Red, on East West.


In 98, ‘Go Deep’, gave Janet Jackson,

a No.13,  on the Virgin label.

And in 02, ‘Stop Crying Your Heart Out’, for Oasis –

a Top 2, from the Big Brother stable.


In 66, ‘Stop Her On Sight (SOS)’, on Polydor,

for Edwin Starr peaked at No.35.

And in 68, ‘Stop Her On Sight (SOS)’/’Headline News’,

for Edwin Starr – still on Polydor, at No.11 arrived.


In 77, Fleetwood Mac, on Warner Brothers,

had ‘Go Your Own Way’ at No.38, and ‘Don’t Stop’ at No.32.

And in 99, ‘Stop The Rock’, on Epic,

gave Apollo Four Forty, a Top 10 view.


In 89, ‘Right Back Where We Started From’,

for Sinitta, on Fanfare – a Top 4 show.

And in 91, on Outer Rhythm – twice a hit,  for Moby,

at No.46 and No.10, was ‘Go’.


In 65, ‘Stop In The Name Of Love’, on Tamla Motown –

a UK No.7, and fourth US No.1, for The Supremes.

And in 66, ‘Going To A Go Go’, also on Tamla Motown,

found The Miracles, fulfilling dancefloor dreams.


In 64, ‘Go Now’, on Decca,

for The Moody Blues, was No.1 bound.

And in 98, ‘Start The Commotion’ – a No.47,

for The Wiseguys, on Wall Of Sound.


In 80, ‘Stop Stop Stop’, on Parlophone,

saw The Hollies, take a Top 2 leap.

And in 03, Radiohead, also on Parlophone,

reached No.12 with ‘Go To Sleep’



Written by Harriet Blackbury.

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June 9, 2019



Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

at Noon on 11th June 2019,

for another fast moving hour

of music and travels.


This weeks show includes

Tony’s exciting interview in Malta

with Steve Hackett,

(and also tracks from Steve Hackett and Chris Squire.)


Tony will also be reading the poem –


‘For The Love Of Family (For Father’s Day)’

written by Harriet Blackbury



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In 72, ‘Family Affair’, on Epic – a US No.1,

for Sly & The Family Stone, made a UK No.15 link.

And in 2002, ‘Family Portrait, on Arista,

reached No.11 for P!nk.


In 87, ‘Running In The Family’, on Polydor,

reached No.6 for Level 42.

And in 92, ‘My Father’s Shoes’, on RCA,

also by Level 42, at No.55, was on view.


In 82, Junior, on Mercury,

peaked at No.7 with ‘Mama Used To Say’.

And in 98, ‘Father’, on Def Jam,

was a Top 10, for LL Cool J.


In 75, ‘Mama Never Told Me’, on Atlantic,

for Sister Sledge (their first UK hit), made No.20.

And in 79, ‘We Are Family’, on Cotillion, 

this time giving Sister Sledge, a No.8 entry.


In 72, ‘Mother And Child Reunion’, on CBS,

for Paul Simon, his first UK hit, at No.5, seen.

And in 85 ‘Brothers In Arms’, on Vertigo,

took Dire Straits up to No.16.


In 80, ‘My Perfect Cousin’, on Sire,

reached No.9 for The Undertones.

And in 85, ‘Look Mama’, on Wea,

was a Top 10, for Howard Jones.


In 84, The Thompson Twins, on Arista,

gave ‘Sister Of Mercy’, a No.11 kiss.

And in 2000, ‘Sister Sister’, on Multiply,

peaked at No.34, for Sister Bliss.


In 70, ‘Mama Told Me Not To Come’, on Stateside,

for Three Dog Night – a US No.1 and UK No.3.

And in 71, ‘My Brother Jake’, on Island,

reached No.4, for UK group – Free.


In 95, ‘Father And Son’, on Polydor –

a platinum-seller for Boyzone, made No.2.

And in 2009, Pixie Lott, on Mercury,

had her first No.1 with ‘Mama Do’.


In 71, ‘Cousin Norman’, on Decca,

peaked at No.6 for Marmalade,

And in 72, ‘Mama Weer All Crazee Now’, on Polydor,

was the third No.1 hit for Slade.


In 84, ‘Mother’s Talk’, on Mercury,

reached No.14 for Tears For Fears.

And in 89, Mike & The Mechanics, on Wea,

had a US No.1 & UK No.2 with ‘The Living Years’.


In 67, ‘Dedicated To The One I Love’, made No.2,

for The Mamas and The Papas, on RCA.

And in 88, ‘Father Figure’, on Epic, gave,

George Michael a US No.1, and a No.11, in the UK.



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In 80, ‘Running Free’, peaked at No.34.

and in 82, ‘Run To The Hills’, made a Top 7 sigh.

Both these songs coming from Iron Maiden,

and both recorded on EMI.


In 89, ‘Runnin Down A Dream,’ was at No.55,

for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, on MCA.

And in 93, ‘Runaway Train’, on Columbia,

saw Soul Asylum, land a No.7 stay.


In 79, ‘Bat Out Of Hell’, on Epic,

for Meat Loaf, peaked at No.15.

And in 93 – a hit again for Meat Loaf,

this time at No.8, also on Epic, was seen.


In 94, ‘Let’s Face The Music & Dance’ –

a Top 30, on EMI, for Nat King Cole.

And in 98, ‘Runaground’, a Top 30 for James, on Fontana,

followed his No.38 hit of 90 -‘Lose Control’.


In 65, ‘Keep On Running’, on Fontana,

took The Spencer Davis Group to the No.1 spot.

And in 67, ‘You Keep Running Away’, on Tamla Motown,

reached No.26 for The Four Tops.


In 65, ‘Hang On Snoopy, on Immediate,

was a US. No.1 and UK No.5, for The McCoys.

And in 80, The Stray Cats, on Arista,

had a No.9 with ‘Runaway Boys.’


In 60, ‘Running Bear’, on Mercury,

gave Johnny Preston a US & UK No.1.

And in 85, ‘Running Up The Hill’, on EMI,

for Kate Bush, made sure a Top 3 was won.


In 80, ‘Runnin With The Devil’, on Warner Brothers,

found Van Halen at No.52.

And in 83, ‘Running With The Night’, on Motown –

a No.9, for Lionel Richie, was to be.


In 71, ‘Run Baby Run’, on London,

for The Newbeats, made the Top 10 scene.

And in 99, ‘Run For Your Life’, on Global Talent,

by Northern Line, peaked at No.18.


In 78, ‘Run For Home’, on Mercury,

found Lindisfarne in The Top 10.

And in 65 and 69, ‘Nowhere To Run’, on Tamla Motown, a hit,

for Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, and in 88, again, on A & M.



by Harriet Blackbury



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In 68, ‘(Sitting on) The Dock Of The Bay’, gave Otis Redding,

a UK Top 3, and US.No.1, with ease.

And in 69, ‘Time Is Tight’, reached a UK No.4,

for Booker T & The M G’s.


In 67, ‘Soothe Me’, gave Sam & Dave,

a UK No.35 score.

Also in 67, their ‘Soul Man’,

ascended up to No. 24.


In 68, ‘Private Number’, peaked at No.8,

for Judy Clay & William Bell.

And in 70, ‘Do The Funky Chicken’, for Rufus Thomas,

was at No.18, casting a spell.


In 67, ‘Things Get Better’, saw Eddie Floyd, 

with a No.31, won.

And in 71, ‘Theme From Shaft’, gave Isaac Hayes,

a UK No.4 and US. No.1.


In 72, Frederick Knight reached a UK No. 22,

with ‘I’ve Been Lonely For So Long’.

And in 74, ‘If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)’ –

a  UK No.34, for The Staple Singers, going strong.


In 67, ‘Tramp’, by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas,

reached a UK.No.18.

And is the last track of this glimpse,

into America’s wonderful Stax scene.



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June 7, 2019



In 89, ‘The Look’, on EMI – a US No.1

and UK No.7, for Swedish Duo -Roxette.

Also in 89, ‘Dressed For Success’, peaked at No.48,

and ‘Listen To Your Heart’, a UK No.62 and US No.1 bet.


In 90, ‘It Must Have Been Love’ – a US No.1 & UK Top 3,

and ‘Listen To Your Heart’/ ‘Dangerous’ – a US No.1 & UK No.6.

With ‘Dressed For Success’, (like always, on EMI),

ending 90, securing a UK No.8 fix.


In 91, ‘Joyride’ – a US No.1 & UK No.4,

followed by ‘Fading Like A Flower’ – a UK No.12, on view.

And next came ‘The Big L’, reaching No.21,

with ‘Spending My Time’, peaking at No.22.


In 92, ‘Church Of Your Heart’, took a No.21 pew,

and ‘How Do You Do!’, made a No.13 appeal.

Finally in 92, ‘Queen Of Pain’, settled at No.28,

and opening 93, making No.7, was ‘Almost Unreal’.


Also in 93, ‘It Must Have Been Love’, re-appeared in the Top 10.

And in 94, ‘Sleeping In My Car’, made a No.14 stop.

Next in 94, ‘Crash! Boom! Bang!’, peaked at No.26,

with ‘Fireworks’ – a Top 30, and ‘Run To You’, in the No.27 slot.


In 95, ‘Vulnerable’, reached No.44,

followed by ‘The Look (remix), – a No.28 hit.

And in 96, ‘You Don’t Understand Me’, made No.42,

with ‘June Afternoon’, a No.52 fit.


In 99, ‘Wish I Could Fly’, peaked at No.11,

with ‘Stars’ next, peaking at No 56.

And in 05, ‘Fading Like A Flower’, on All Around The World.,

at No.18, for Dancing DJS V Roxette – ending this mix..




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