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Chris Brown (10.02.2019, 21:10)
I didn't post a 1997 chart at all last year so I'm fitting one in now.

An apparently unprecedented six new entries in the Top 10, and more 70s
covers than you might have expected. One of the songs that wasn't from
the 70s includes a discussion about Rush.

Playlists are/will be here



Chart dated: 15th Feb 1997

01.(NE) U2 - Discotheque
02. (2) No Mercy - Where Do You Go
03.(NE) Mark Owen - Clementine
04.(NE) Depeche Mode - Barrel Of A Gun
05. (1) LL Cool J - Ain't Nobody
06. (5) En Vogue - Don't Let Go (Love)
07.(NE) Apollo 440 - Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Dub
08.(13) Blueboy - Remember Me
09.(NE) Mansun - Five (EP): She Makes My Nose Bleed

10.(NE) Eels - Novocaine For The Soul
11. (3) White Town - Your Woman
12.(NE) OTT - Let Me In
13. (8) Texas - Say What You Want
14. (6) Michelle Gayle - Do You Know
15.(16) Backstreet Boys - Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)
16.(10) Barbra Streisand And Bryan Adams - I Finally Found Someone
17.(18) Spice Girls - 2 Become 1
18. (9) Placebo - Nancy Boy
19.(NE) Audioweb - Bankrobber
20. (4) The Orb - Toxygene
21.(15) Amen! UK - Passion
22.(NE) Korn - ADIDAS
23.(12) Gabrielle - Walk On By
24.(NE) Souvlaki - Inferno
25.(19) Skunk Anansie - Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)
26.(22) Whitney Houston - Step By Step
27.(11) George Michael - Older/I Can't Make You Love Me
28.(17) Tori Amos - Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big)
29. (7) Blur - Beetlebum
30.(NE) Dru Hill - Tell Me
31.(NE) SL2 - On A Ragga Tip '97
32.(NE) Newton - Sometimes When We Touch
33.(23) Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart
34.(21) Madonna - Don't Cry For Me Argentina
35.(NE) Electronic - Second Nature
36.(NE) Hole In One - Life's Too Short
37.(NE) Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Days Of Our Livez
38.(14) David Bowie - Little Wonder
39.(24) Nuyorican Soul ft India - Runaway
40.(27) Ginuwine - Pony
41.(NE) Public Demand - Invisible
42.(25) The Supernaturals - The Day Before Yesterday's Man
43.(32) The Prodigy - Breathe
44.(37) Robert Miles - One And One ft Maria Nayler
45.(29) Byron Stingily - Get Up (Everybody)
46.(20) 808 State - Lopez
47.(NE) Morcheeba - The Music That We Hear (Moog Island)
48.(33) Suede - Saturday Night
49.(NE) Total - Do You Think About Us
50.(NE) Jocasta - Go
51.(NE) Alibi - I'm Not To Blame
52.(30) Reef - Come Back Brighter
53.(35) Lisa Stansfield/Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - People Hold On
(Bootleg Mixes)
54.(40) Mark Morrison - Horny
55.(28) Sub Merge - Take Me By The Hand ft Jan Johnston
56.(31) Tin Tin Out - All I Wanna Do
57.(38) Babybird - Candy Girl
58.(NE) Donell Jones - Knocks Me Off My Feet
59.(26) Geneva - Into The Blue
60.(NE) Laurent Garnier - Crispy Bacon
61.(55) Dunblane - Knockin' On Heaven's Door/Throw These Guns Away
62.(43) East 17 - Hey Child
63.(36) Partizan - Drive Me Crazy
64.(NE) Montage - There Ain't Nothin' Like The Love
65.(56) The Prodigy - Firestarter
66.(57) Celine Dion - All By Myself
67.(46) The Beautiful South - Don't Marry Her
68.(41) Nas - Street Dreams
69.(64) Boyzone - A Different Beat
70.(39) Donna Lewis - Without Love
71.(42) Bally Sagoo - Tum Bin Jiya
72.(54) Spice Girls - Say You'll Be There
73.(47) Orbital - Satan (Live)
74.(34) The Candyskins - Monday Morning
75.(60) The Woolpackers - Hillbilly Rock Hillbilly Roll

76. (RE) Michael Jackson Stranger In Moscow
77. (NE) Quietman Now & Zen
78. (NE) Stranglers In Heaven She Walks
79. (NE) Jean-Jacques Perrey E.V.A.
80. (RE) Babybird You're Gorgeous
81. (NE) Fugees Rumble In The Jungle
82. (NE) Perfume Lover
83. (85) Underworld Born Slippy
84. (45) Juno Reactor Jungle High
85. (RE) Dina Carroll Only Human
86. (NE) Attica Blues Tender
87. (NE) Ragga & Jack Magic Orchestra Where Are They Now?
88. (48) Pavement Stereo
89. (RE) Artist Betcha By Golly Wow
90. (88) Oasis Whatever
91. (62) These Animal Men Life Support Machine
92. (96) Oasis Wonderwall
93. (59) Chrissy Ward Right And Exact
94. (RE) Diana Ross In The Ones You love
95. (RE) Kula Shaker Govinda
96. (89) Progidy Poison
97. (RE) Ant & Dec When I Fall In Love
98. (NE) Diggers OK Alright
99. (70) KRS-One Word Perfect/The MC/Can't Stop, Won't Stop
100.(91) Prodigy Out Of Space

Chris
James Heaton (10.02.2019, 23:16)
"Chris Brown" <extreme_rice> wrote in message
news:leu1
> I didn't post a 1997 chart at all last year so I'm fitting one in now.
> An apparently unprecedented six new entries in the Top 10, and more 70s
> covers than you might have expected. One of the songs that wasn't from the
> 70s includes a discussion about Rush.
> Playlists are/will be here
>
>
> Chart dated: 15th Feb 1997


1st year uni, just moved from an awful hall to a quieter one and about to
fall in love...

> 04.(NE) Depeche Mode - Barrel Of A Gun


Had forgotten they were still having hits this late.

> 05. (1) LL Cool J - Ain't Nobody


Give me Chaka Khan any day...

> 10.(NE) Eels - Novocaine For The Soul


Odd. Very odd. But very effective. Not something I would normally go for.

> 11. (3) White Town - Your Woman


Bit of Al Bowlly never did anyone any harm. (I think it's from one of his
anyway...)

> 18. (9) Placebo - Nancy Boy


Still a floor filler. We had this on coming home from hospital visiting
earlier today.

A very up and down group but this is an absolute stormer

> 33.(23) Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart


Fast version preferred

> 34.(21) Madonna - Don't Cry For Me Argentina


Remember seeing Evita in the large lecture theatre, which was used for film
club in the evening.

> 43.(32) The Prodigy - Breathe


See no 65...

> 48.(33) Suede - Saturday Night


Odd one - had loved their earlier stuff but this felt a bit like treading
water. Plus it sounds a lot like Song for Guy!

> 65.(56) The Prodigy - Firestarter


One of the most popular on the student union jukebox. Never really liked it
at the time, but like it more now.

> 67.(46) The Beautiful South - Don't Marry Her


And here's one which gives every DJ a heart attack when they press play...

> 83. (85) Underworld Born Slippy


Everywhere. Posters from the film on every wall. Even though the film
drops the key line which makes the title make sense...

Still one of my favourite films though. Haven't seen the 2nd yet but will
get round to it when spending less time on M4.

> 100.(91) Prodigy Out Of Space


Everywhere. Didn't realise it was a big sample until I heard it at a club
night.

James
Vidcapper (11.02.2019, 09:14)
On 10/02/2019 19:10, Chris Brown wrote:

> Chart dated: 15th Feb 1997


> 08.(13) Blueboy - Remember Me


> 13. (8) Texas - Say What You Want


> 17.(18) Spice Girls - 2 Become 1


> 28.(17) Tori Amos - Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big)


> 34.(21) Madonna - Don't Cry For Me Argentina


Only these 5 I recall, and even then, only one from the time.
Robbie (11.02.2019, 15:31)
James Heaton wrote:
> "Chris Brown" <extreme_rice> wrote in message
> news:leu1


>> 04.(NE) Depeche Mode - Barrel Of A Gun

> Had forgotten they were still having hits this late.


Their last top 10 hit was as late as 2005 and their last top 40 hit was
in 2009. However even by 1997 they were selling mainly to their fanbase.

>> 11. (3) White Town - Your Woman

> Bit of Al Bowlly never did anyone any harm. (I think it's from one of
> his anyway...)


Yup, the sampled track is 'My Woman' by Al Bowlly.

>> 33.(23) Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart

> Fast version preferred
>> 34.(21) Madonna - Don't Cry For Me Argentina

> Remember seeing Evita in the large lecture theatre, which was used for
> film club in the evening.


This one was also released in a faster paced remix version.
Chris Brown (15.02.2019, 01:50)
On 11/02/2019 07:14, Vidcapper wrote:
> On 10/02/2019 19:10, Chris Brown wrote:
> Only these 5 I recall, and even then, only one from the time.


Which one?

As I said earlier, the original versions list would be very 70s-oriented:

12.(NE) OTT - Let Me In
19.(NE) Audioweb - Bankrobber
23.(12) Gabrielle - Walk On By
27.(11) George Michael - /I Can't Make You Love Me
32.(NE) Newton - Sometimes When We Touch
58.(NE) Donell Jones - Knocks Me Off My Feet
61.(55) Dunblane - Knockin' On Heaven's Door/Throw These Guns Away
66.(57) Celine Dion - All By Myself
89. (RE) Artist Betcha By Golly Wow

07.(NE) Apollo 440 - Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Dub
[based on 'Ain't Talkin Bout Love' by Van Halen]
20. (4) The Orb - Toxygene
[remix of the similarly-titled track by Jean-Michel Jarre]
53.(35) Lisa Stansfield/Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - People Hold On
(Bootleg Mixes)
[extensively samples 'Professional Widow']
68.(41) Nas - Street Dreams
[Samples a Eurythmics song - you can probably guess which one - which
means Annie Lennox has two writing credits in this chart]

Chris
Vidcapper (15.02.2019, 09:05)
On 14/02/2019 23:50, Chris Brown wrote:
> On 11/02/2019 07:14, Vidcapper wrote:
> Which one?


I'm surprised to didn't guess : Madonna
Chris Brown (15.02.2019, 20:50)
On 15/02/2019 07:05, Vidcapper wrote:
> On 14/02/2019 23:50, Chris Brown wrote:
> I'm surprised to didn't guess : Madonna


I thought that was possible but I also thought that was one of the ones
you'd be more likely to have heard since.

Chris
Vidcapper (16.02.2019, 09:26)
On 15/02/2019 18:50, Chris Brown wrote:
> On 15/02/2019 07:05, Vidcapper wrote:


>> I'm surprised to didn't guess : Madonna

> I thought that was possible but I also thought that was one of the ones
> you'd be more likely to have heard since.


Couldn't it be both? :)
Chris Brown (16.02.2019, 16:20)
On 16/02/2019 07:26, Vidcapper wrote:
> On 15/02/2019 18:50, Chris Brown wrote:
>> On 15/02/2019 07:05, Vidcapper wrote:
>>> I'm surprised to didn't guess : Madonna

>> I thought that was possible but I also thought that was one of the ones
>> you'd be more likely to have heard since.

> Couldn't it be both? :)


Fair point. I think I was thinking there were some songs that were big
at the time but little-heard now, like the No Mercy or Depeche Mode
tracks, so if anyone said they knew those songs I'd assume they knew
them from then.
I suppose the closest we get in your list is Blueboy.

Chris
Mark Goodge (17.02.2019, 22:19)
On Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:10:47 +0000, Chris Brown
<extreme_rice> wrote:

>Playlists are/will be here
>
>
>Chart dated: 15th Feb 1997


It's been ages since I last commented on a chart, so I thought I'd do
one. As in, make comments, not the colloquial meaning :-)

This is from an era that I ought to remember pretty well. It's from
when I was working in Cambridge, and driving to work every day, and
listening to the radio in the car both ways (because it was before I'd
got a new car with a CD player in it), and I didn't yet have satellite
TV so I wasn't watching music channels on Sky. So all of my popular
music consumption was via the radio (as well as CDs that I bought
after hearing music on the radio), and therefore I ought to recognise
most of the stuff that was in the charts at the time.

And yet, I don't. I have no idea why not. But, nonetheless, there's a
lot in here that simply passed me by at the time.

I've seen two of the acts in this chart play live. I don't have any
interesting anecdotes about any of them.

>01.(NE) U2 - Discotheque


This, I do remember, of course. I wasn't over-impressed with it at the
time. I've somewhat revised that opinion since.

>02. (2) No Mercy - Where Do You Go


Rather generic Eurodance.

>03.(NE) Mark Owen - Clementine


Don't remember this.

>04.(NE) Depeche Mode - Barrel Of A Gun


Or, somewhat more surprisingly, this.

>05. (1) LL Cool J - Ain't Nobody


Very much of its time.

>06. (5) En Vogue - Don't Let Go (Love)


As is this.

>07.(NE) Apollo 440 - Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Dub


I do remember this, but not with any particularly fond memories.

>08.(13) Blueboy - Remember Me


Don't remember this, though.

>09.(NE) Mansun - Five (EP): She Makes My Nose Bleed


Or this.

>10.(NE) Eels - Novocaine For The Soul


I heard this on Absolute Radio the other day. Don't recall it from
when it was in teh charts, though.

>11. (3) White Town - Your Woman


I do remember this, and remember it very well. It was one of my
favourites at the time. But it obviously isn't that well-remembered. I
used this as one of the clips of the music round of a quiz I did a
couple of years ago (the theme was "Number Ones on This Date"). This
was the only track that none of the teams successfully identified.

>18. (9) Placebo - Nancy Boy


I remember this, because one of my friends was a Placebo fan and
played their stuff incessantly. It's not a bad song, actually.

>34.(21) Madonna - Don't Cry For Me Argentina


Not as good as the original.

>44.(37) Robert Miles - One And One ft Maria Nayler


This, I do remember very well. It's still one of my favourite songs,
and the album it comes from is one of my favourite albums. It's very
much a "spirit of place" song for me, although the place in question,
possibly a little surprisingly, is Brussels. I wrote a blog post about
it nine years ago, as part of a series on music:



(Which reminds me, I need to fix whatever plugin was doing the YouTube
embedding on that post, as it's not working now. Meh).

>65.(56) The Prodigy - Firestarter


This is a bit of a Prodigy-heavy chart, and this is the best of them.
One of my all-time favourite songs, and still a regular on my in-car
playlist.

>67.(46) The Beautiful South - Don't Marry Her


Good song. Although the radio edit somewhat loses the impact.

Mark
Chris Brown (20.02.2019, 22:25)
On 17/02/2019 20:19, Mark Goodge wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:10:47 +0000, Chris Brown
> <extreme_rice> wrote:
> This is from an era that I ought to remember pretty well. It's from
> when I was working in Cambridge, and driving to work every day, and
> listening to the radio in the car both ways (because it was before I'd
> got a new car with a CD player in it),


I know this is 22 years ago now, but it seems like the entire era of
cars with CD players has passed since then.

>and I didn't yet have satellite
> TV so I wasn't watching music channels on Sky. So all of my popular
> music consumption was via the radio (as well as CDs that I bought
> after hearing music on the radio), and therefore I ought to recognise
> most of the stuff that was in the charts at the time.
> And yet, I don't. I have no idea why not. But, nonetheless, there's a
> lot in here that simply passed me by at the time.


The two obvious possibilities are the very brief chart lives of many
hits in this era, and the increasing specialisation of radio. By this
point Radio 1 wouldn't necessarily be playing everything in the higher
regions of the chart and the commercial stations presumably weren't
going a big bundle on some of the more outrť stuff.

> I've seen two of the acts in this chart play live.


And I know of course that those are U2 and David Bowie.

>> 01.(NE) U2 - Discotheque

> This, I do remember, of course. I wasn't over-impressed with it at the
> time. I've somewhat revised that opinion since.


The band themselves seem to have had the opposite reaction, as they
remixed it for the Best Of (and left it off the 18 Singles album IIRC)
but for perhaps contrary reasons I've always rather liked it.
Luckily I still have the single version on Now 36.

>> 02. (2) No Mercy - Where Do You Go

> Rather generic Eurodance.


More Eurodancy than I remembered actually, I recalled it as more of a
wet boyband thing.
I only realised later they were a Frank Farain act.

>> 03.(NE) Mark Owen - Clementine

> Don't remember this.


Doesn't get played much now but I remember it was quite a surprise at
the time because it sounded a bit like the La's. Definitely not a
direction I would have expected from his previous work.

>> 04.(NE) Depeche Mode - Barrel Of A Gun

> Or, somewhat more surprisingly, this.


Not that surprising, I don't think it got much airplay for a Top 5 hit
by a big-name act, even by 1997 standards.
There was a lot of press attention about it as their comeback single, I
remember the NME cover story where Dave Gahan gave a big confessional
interview etc. But they saved the more obviously commercial 'It's No
Good' for the follow-up.

>> 05. (1) LL Cool J - Ain't Nobody

> Very much of its time.


Isn't he mainly an actor nowadays?

>> 06. (5) En Vogue - Don't Let Go (Love)

> As is this.


I'm not sure that's true, it could certainly have been released at any
point in the 90s and probably well after that. It has of course
recharted more recently via X-Factor but that's not quite the same.

>> 07.(NE) Apollo 440 - Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Dub


Whereas this - or at least its being a serious chart contender, does
seem very 1996-8.

> I do remember this, but not with any particularly fond memories.


Did you remember Jeremy Thorpe was on the cover?

>> 08.(13) Blueboy - Remember Me

> Don't remember this, though.


This was probably the one R1 were playing most at the time. Or maybe it
just seemed that way because I didn't like it much.

>> 09.(NE) Mansun - Five (EP): She Makes My Nose Bleed

> Or this.


Obviously their first Top 10 single but again more in a
right-place-right-time way than anything else and certainly not their
best-remembered now. Partly because it wasn't any good: even though I
bought the album at the time I found this particular track quite
annoying and self-consciously "ooh, edgy, we're talking about teh drugs
and kinky sex!!!"

>> 10.(NE) Eels - Novocaine For The Soul

> I heard this on Absolute Radio the other day. Don't recall it from
> when it was in the charts, though.


Very much something only certain stations would touch, although I do
remember it from the time. Stuart Maconie was playing tracks from the
album on his show in 1996 when it was only available on import, though
strangely not this one - I presume he didn't have access to a clean edit
until it was scheduled for UK release.

>> 11. (3) White Town - Your Woman

> I do remember this, and remember it very well. It was one of my
> favourites at the time. But it obviously isn't that well-remembered. I
> used this as one of the clips of the music round of a quiz I did a
> couple of years ago (the theme was "Number Ones on This Date"). This
> was the only track that none of the teams successfully identified.


I can envisage this as one of those tracks a lot of people would find
familiar but struggle to place.

>> 18. (9) Placebo - Nancy Boy

> I remember this, because one of my friends was a Placebo fan and
> played their stuff incessantly. It's not a bad song, actually.


It's not, although it does suffer from some of the same issues as the
Mansun one it gets by on its stronger musical merits.

>> 34.(21) Madonna - Don't Cry For Me Argentina

> Not as good as the original.


Agreed.

>> 65.(56) The Prodigy - Firestarter

> This is a bit of a Prodigy-heavy chart, and this is the best of them.


I agree more with one half of that sentence than the other.

>> 67.(46) The Beautiful South - Don't Marry Her

> Good song. Although the radio edit somewhat loses the impact.


But it introduces the additional comedy of the Sandra Bullock reference.

Chris
Mark Goodge (21.02.2019, 00:17)
On Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:25:07 +0000, Chris Brown
<extreme_rice> wrote:

>On 17/02/2019 20:19, Mark Goodge wrote:
>I know this is 22 years ago now, but it seems like the entire era of
>cars with CD players has passed since then.


Has it? Both my car and my wife's car have CD players as part of the
in-car audio system. But CD-multichangers (which I had back in the
late 90s) do seem to have bitten the dust. Single-slot CD capability
remains common, precisely because it takes up very little space and
may as well be there as not. But CD doesn't seem to be seen as the
main thing in in-car audio any more.

>The two obvious possibilities are the very brief chart lives of many
>hits in this era, and the increasing specialisation of radio. By this
>point Radio 1 wouldn't necessarily be playing everything in the higher
>regions of the chart and the commercial stations presumably weren't
>going a big bundle on some of the more outrť stuff.


I suppose that's a reasonable assumption.

>> Rather generic Eurodance.

>More Eurodancy than I remembered actually, I recalled it as more of a
>wet boyband thing.
>I only realised later they were a Frank Farain act.


Assuming you mean Frank Farian, I didn't know either at the time. But
it is quite typical of his output.

>>> 07.(NE) Apollo 440 - Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Dub

>Whereas this - or at least its being a serious chart contender, does
>seem very 1996-8.
>> I do remember this, but not with any particularly fond memories.

>Did you remember Jeremy Thorpe was on the cover?


No, because I didn't buy it and therefore never saw the cover.

>I can envisage this as one of those tracks a lot of people would find
>familiar but struggle to place.


Yes; it's got a very catchy riff, but as it was a one-hit-wonder
there's not a lot else to make them memorable.

>>> 67.(46) The Beautiful South - Don't Marry Her

>> Good song. Although the radio edit somewhat loses the impact.

>But it introduces the additional comedy of the Sandra Bullock reference.


Although it's a line that tends to get missed.

Mark
Chris Brown (23.02.2019, 00:32)
On 20/02/2019 22:17, Mark Goodge wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:25:07 +0000, Chris Brown
> <extreme_rice> wrote:
> Has it?


As a non-driver I will admit I mainly know this from hearsay.

>Both my car and my wife's car have CD players as part of the
> in-car audio system. But CD-multichangers (which I had back in the
> late 90s) do seem to have bitten the dust. Single-slot CD capability
> remains common, precisely because it takes up very little space and
> may as well be there as not. But CD doesn't seem to be seen as the
> main thing in in-car audio any more.


I'm sure I've heard people saying that new cars tend not to have CD
players, although of course that will leave many still on the road with
them.

> I suppose that's a reasonable assumption.


And Virgin, as it then was, might have played some of the alternative
and AOR stuff but not the dance or pop.

>>> Rather generic Eurodance.

>> More Eurodancy than I remembered actually, I recalled it as more of a
>> wet boyband thing.
>> I only realised later they were a Frank Farain act.

> Assuming you mean Frank Farian,


I did.

>I didn't know either at the time. >But
> it is quite typical of his output.


It certainly seems like a 90s version of of Milli Vanilli, although it
doesn't have the wackiness of Boney M.

It's clearly not him singing though.

>>>> 07.(NE) Apollo 440 - Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Dub

>> Whereas this - or at least its being a serious chart contender, does
>> seem very 1996-8.
>>> I do remember this, but not with any particularly fond memories.

>> Did you remember Jeremy Thorpe was on the cover?

> No, because I didn't buy it and therefore never saw the cover.


I didn't buy it either, but I spent a lot of 1997 in record shops so I
did see the cover.
I don't think I realised who he was until much later though, as I wasn't
very aware of Thorpe at that point.

Anyway, here he is:



Note also that the B-side is called 'Glam (Rock & Roll Part III)' which
is title they probably wouldn't have chosen even a year later.

> Yes; it's got a very catchy riff, but as it was a one-hit-wonder
> there's not a lot else to make them memorable.


Most people have never heard another White Town song to compare it with.

Chris
Robbie (26.02.2019, 13:53)
Chris Brown wrote:

> Chart dated: 15th Feb 1997
> 01.(NE) U2 - Discotheque


This probably marks the point where I really did start to go off U2. I
suppose they were trying to be more experimental (than usual) but I
thought it was just a rubbish song.

> 02. (2) No Mercy - Where Do You Go


Surprisingly bright and breezy. A bit cheesy of course though.

> 03.(NE) Mark Owen - Clementine


One that quite surprised me at the time as Mark was one of the more
anonymous members of the by then defunct Take that and this wasn't too bad.

> 04.(NE) Depeche Mode - Barrel Of A Gun


Not their best but still decent.

> 05. (1) LL Cool J - Ain't Nobody


Dull.

> 06. (5) En Vogue - Don't Let Go (Love)


Great RnB song.

> 07.(NE) Apollo 440 - Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Dub


I can remember this entering the charts. OK.

> 08.(13) Blueboy - Remember Me


I quite liked this one at the time though it's now a long time since I
wanted to listen to it.

> 09.(NE) Mansun - Five (EP): She Makes My Nose Bleed


One I vaguely recall liking.

> 10.(NE) Eels - Novocaine For The Soul


Good, if different, track.

> 11. (3) White Town - Your Woman


I only found out about it being based on a sample last year. Good song
by the almost one hit wonder.

> 12.(NE) OTT - Let Me In


Awful cover of an already awful Osmonds song if it's the one I'm
thinking of.

> 13. (8) Texas - Say What You Want


Their comeback hit and the one that kickstarted their big period of
success. Fairly decent.

> 14. (6) Michelle Gayle - Do You Know


I remember quite liking this one.

> 15.(16) Backstreet Boys - Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)


For all they had a number of top 10 hits they seem largely forgotten
these days although they did attempt a comeback about a decade or so ago.

> 16.(10) Barbra Streisand And Bryan Adams - I Finally Found Someone


Very dull.

> 17.(18) Spice Girls - 2 Become 1


The Christmas 1996 number 1. Decent enough song.

> 18. (9) Placebo - Nancy Boy


I did like this one a while ago but constant plays over the years on XFM
/ Radio X tested my patience.

> 19.(NE) Audioweb - Bankrobber


Not the Clash song?

> 20. (4) The Orb - Toxygene


I remember quite liking this one at the time.

> 25.(19) Skunk Anansie - Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)


This one qualified for a Silver disc last Friday for 200,000 sales

> 33.(23) Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart


Great song and I like both the original and remix versions.
Chris Brown (02.03.2019, 20:48)
On 10/02/2019 21:16, James Heaton wrote:
> "Chris Brown" <extreme_rice> wrote in message
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> 1st year uni, just moved from an awful hall to a quieter one and about
> to fall in love...


....Not with the hall, I suspect.

>> 04.(NE) Depeche Mode - Barrel Of A Gun

> Had forgotten they were still having hits this late.


I think of them as part of a cohort of acts (also including the Pet Shop
Boys and Erasure) who had their real commercial peak in the 80s and
early 90s, but then extended their hitmaking career because of
frontloaded sales to fans in the mid-late-90s and then the generally low
sales in the early 2000s before they were wiped out by the move to
downloads.

>> 05. (1) LL Cool J - Ain't Nobody

> Give me Chaka Khan any day...


She's just released a new album as you've probably heard.

>> 10.(NE) Eels - Novocaine For The Soul

> Odd.  Very odd.  But very effective.  Not something I would normally go
> for.


I do like this one although it's not my favourite of theirs. My Dad was
a big fan of this album.

>> 11. (3) White Town - Your Woman

> Bit of Al Bowlly never did anyone any harm.  (I think it's from one of
> his anyway...)


Yes, although I don't think there's any of Al in the part sampled.

>> 18. (9) Placebo - Nancy Boy

> Still a floor filler.  We had this on coming home from hospital visiting
> earlier today.


Hope all's well.

> A very up and down group but this is an absolute stormer


My favourite (because it's less overplayed) is Drowning By Numbers.

>> 33.(23) Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart

> Fast version preferred


Funnily enough, I did use that version when I was putting the Spotify
playlist together for this chart.

>> 34.(21) Madonna - Don't Cry For Me Argentina

> Remember seeing Evita in the large lecture theatre, which was used for
> film club in the evening.


I've never seen it, although Mrs B has.

>> 43.(32) The Prodigy - Breathe

> See no 65...
>> 48.(33) Suede - Saturday Night

> Odd one - had loved their earlier stuff but this felt a bit like
> treading water.


I can see what they're trying to do, combining a big upbeat party lyric
with a very downbeat tune. But one disadvantage of that is that it
really emphasises that this song contains one of the worst rhymes in the
history of pop music:
"Today she's been sat there
Sat there in a black chair
Office furniture"

>  Plus it sounds a lot like Song for Guy!


I hadn't noticed that but you're right.

>> 65.(56) The Prodigy - Firestarter

> One of the most popular on the student union jukebox.  Never really
> liked it at the time, but like it more now.


I always thought Breathe was the better of the two.

>> 67.(46) The Beautiful South - Don't Marry Her

> And here's one which gives every DJ a heart attack when they press play...


Or at least it did in the days before automated playout systems, I
presume only the clean version would be loaded now.

Speaking of which, when I was doing the Spotify playlist I used the
version from the Solid bronze best-of because I knew that was clean,
even though it was tagged as explicit - and so it proved to be when I
played it.
Oddly the same happened with the Supernaturals track, even though I used
the album version and that's certainly not censored on my copy.

>> 83. (85) Underworld Born Slippy

> Everywhere.  Posters from the film on every wall.  Even though the film
> drops the key line which makes the title make sense...
> Still one of my favourite films though.  Haven't seen the 2nd yet but
> will get round to it when spending less time on M4.


I liked the first one when I saw it but the second one doesn't appeal to
me at all.

>> 100.(91) Prodigy Out Of Space

> Everywhere.  Didn't realise it was a big sample until I heard it at a
> club night.


Madness later covered the Max Romeo track.

Chris

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