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8 8 9. It's all minor but good here. Madonna goes for live-to-tell-lite. Lesser Supremes is still an 8. Lesser Stevie is still a 9.
Meanwhile, on the AC chart, Steve Winwood climbs to the top for his last time with "Holding On". The Steve Winwood imperial phase also ends with this song, his fourth AC #1 in the past 2 years. It will be his last. Can he hold on for another week? Movers & Shakers Big Jumpers Up 13 to #31 "Dreamin'" by Vanessa Williams Up 10 to #37 "What I Am" by Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians Big Sliders Down -15 to #47 "(Believed You Were) Lucky" by 'Til Tuesday Other Songs Peaking PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox & Al Green #2 NEW DAY FOR YOU Basia #5 SAVED BY LOVE Amy Grant #32 THE WAY YOU LOVE ME Karyn White #38 GIVE ME THE KEYS (AND I'LL DRIVE YOU CRAZY) Huey Lewis & The News #42 The AC Top 20 for 2/4/1989 1 [5] HOLDING ON Steve Winwood 2 [3] PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox & Al Green 3 [1] AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW Fleetwood Mac 4 [2] TWO HEARTS Phil Collins 5 [6] NEW DAY FOR YOU Basia 6 [4] I REMEMBER HOLDING YOU Boys Club 7 [7] SOUL SEARCHIN' Glenn Frey 8 [11] DON'T RUSH ME Taylor Dayne 9 [13] WHEN I'M WITH YOU Sheriff 10 [12] MY HEART CAN'T TELL YOU NO Rod Stewart 11 [10] WILD WORLD Maxi Priest 12 [15] SHE WANTS TO DANCE WITH ME Rick Astley 13 [8] SILHOUETTE Kenny G 14 [16] ALL THIS TIME Tiffany 15 [17] AS LONG AS WE GOT EACH OTHER Steve Dorff & Friends 16 [24] THE LIVING YEARS Mike + The Mechanics 17 [9] WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL Boy Meets Girl 18 [14] OASIS Roberta Flack 19 [20] ALL I ASK OF YOU Barbra Streisand 20 [22] THIS TIME Neil Diamond Chart Comings & Goings Say Hello To (New Arrivals): #34 - "You're Not Alone" by Chicago #35 - "Got It Made" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young #38 - "The Way You Love Me" by Karyn White #40 - "Angel Of Harlem" by U2 #44 - "We've Saved The Best For Last" by Kenny G with Smokey Robinson #48 - "Across The Miles" by Survivor #49 - "Bring Down The Moon" by Boy Meets Girl #50 - "Surrender To Me" by Ann Wilson & Robin Zander Say Goodbye To (Imminent Departures): "Perfect" by Fairground Attraction (Peak - #31) "Piece Of Paradise" by PM (Peak - #11) "Kissing A Fool" by George Michael (Peak - #1) "(Believed You Were) Lucky" by 'Til Tuesday (Peak - #32) Spotlight Song Pop Quiz, hotshot: Can you name the only Chicago album to have 3 Top 10 A-side hits? Since we're in 1989, you can probably guess the answer to this one. Unfortunately, it's the excruciatingly bad Chicago 19. The bland "I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love" hit #3 while the even worse "Look Away", as you all know, hit #1. The third is today's Spotlight Song (technically, there were four top 10 hits, but the fourth was a remixed version not found on 19 but on a Greatest Hits compilation). Chicago 19, much maligned as it has been, still has a few things going for it. One, it doesn't have David Foster pulling strings behind the scenes. Foster's moribund production was one of the major problems with Chicago 18. At least here, their sound seems to be more in tune with what's currently being played on the radio. Two, it features bass player Jason Scheff singing as himself, not trying to 'sing it like Cetera' (back to Foster again). That's a plus because he can't sing like Cetera. The results here are better, not great but better. These good points are way overshadowed by the many negative ones. Too much continued reliance on outside writers (FU Diane) and musicians. They didn't have a full-time guitarist here, and founding drummer Danny Serafine was let go after this tour for performance issues (who can blame him for not giving a shit when all the drums on 19 were synth anyway?). The horns are also non-existent on a large majority of the songs (and all of the singles). It seems like the band was phoning it in, a trend that would continue through the next album as well. Which brings us to "You're Not Alone". YNA was written by Jim Scott, who also wrote "How Long Can A Man Be Strong" for the Jeff Healey Band and "Love Sneakin' Up On You" for Bonnie Raitt. Like all of the singles from 19 (not including WCOMWIB), it was produced by Jefferson Starship/Survivor/Heart/Damn Yankees producer Ron Nevison. It also features guitar work from the great Dann Huff. Huff's side band Giant would have a hit with the far superior "I'll See You In My Dreams" climbing the charts to a top 20 peak as this sing is falling. The rest of the album was produced by songwriter/guitarist/producer Chas Sanford, who wrote "Missing You" by John Waite and "Talk To Me" by Stevie Nicks (and WCOMWIB). Sanford will continue to write with the band after this album. The same cannot be said of Nevison; he and the band will acrimoniously split after Chicago 21. Here is the third top 10 hit from Chicago 19, "You're Not Alone" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi3COH_SvDk Here is the far superior Giant song "I'll See You In My Dreams", in case you're wondering what Dann Huff looks like (he's also the singer) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iug0X6cJDDM
Orbison didn't want the song in the movie; he thought it was too weird. Lynch used it anyway. Orbison finally came around on the use after seeing how popular it was.
"I can totally understand if this song drives someone into Rage Mode" "Shiny Happy People" have entered the chatroom
Meanwhile, on the AC chart, the weekend is over and Divorced Dad Phil Collins takes his 60s pastiche "Two Hearts" and goes back to the condo he shares with his new girlfriend who is a bartender at the Ramada Inn by the airport. You'll get to see him for his next scheduled visitation in December. Taking Phil's place in your family will be two new gentleman callers: Billy Burnette and Rick Vito. They're not your mom's new boyfriends, they're the new vocalists/guitar players in Fleetwood Mac. Burnette and Vito replace Lindsey Buckingham after his ouster in 1987. This is the first of three top 10 AC hits for this new version of the Mac, and the only one to top the chart. Movers & Shakers Big Jumpers Up 9 to #22 "She Wants To Dance With Me" by Rick Astley Up 12 to #24 "This Time" by Neil Diamond Up 14 to #27 "Just Because" by Anita Baker Up 10 to #24 "The Living Years" by Mike + The Mechanics Up 12 to #35 "Don't Tell Me Lies" by Breathe Big Sliders Down -10 to #23 "How Can I Fall?" by Breathe Down -12 to #29 "No More Lies" by The Moody Blues Down -12 to #30 "Kissing A Fool" by George Michael Down -17 to #38 "Crazy In Love" by Kim Carnes Down -9 to #21 "Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley (Free Baby)" by Will To Power Down -9 to #39 "Kissing A Fool" by George Michael Down -12 to #50 "Crazy In Love" by Kim Carnes Other Songs Peaking I REMEMBER HOLDING YOU Boys Club #4 OASIS Roberta Flack #13 PERFECT Fairground Attraction #31 (BELIEVED YOU WERE) LUCKY 'Til Tuesday #32 SWEET POTATO PIE James Taylor #37 ANCHORAGE Michelle Shocked #42 ANGEL EYES (HOME AND AWAY) Wet Wet Wet #44 WILD WORLD Maxi Priest #10 SO GOOD Al Jarreau #27 The AC Top 20 for 1/28/1989 1 [2] AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW Fleetwood Mac 2 [1] TWO HEARTS Phil Collins 3 [3] PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox & Al Green 4 [4] I REMEMBER HOLDING YOU Boys Club 5 [5] HOLDING ON Steve Winwood 6 [7] NEW DAY FOR YOU Basia 7 [9] SOUL SEARCHIN' Glenn Frey 8 [6] SILHOUETTE Kenny G 9 [8] WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL Boy Meets Girl 10 [11] WILD WORLD Maxi Priest 11 [16] DON'T RUSH ME Taylor Dayne 12 [15] MY HEART CAN'T TELL YOU NO Rod Stewart 13 [17] WHEN I'M WITH YOU Sheriff 14 [13] OASIS Roberta Flack 15 [22] SHE WANTS TO DANCE WITH ME Rick Astley 16 [19] ALL THIS TIME Tiffany 17 [21] AS LONG AS WE GOT EACH OTHER Steve Dorff & Friends 18 [10] TURN BACK THE CLOCK Johnny Hates Jazz 19 [14] GIVING YOU THE BEST THAT I GOT Anita Baker 20 [20] ALL I ASK OF YOU Barbra Streisand Chart Comings & Goings Say Hello To (New Arrivals): #34 - "The Living Years" by Mike + The Mechanics #42 - "Anchorage" by Michelle Shocked #44 - "Angel Eyes (Home And Away)" by Wet Wet Wet #46 - "Dreamin'" by Vanessa Williams #47 - "Don't Tell Me Lies" by Breathe #30 - "You Got It" by Roy Orbison #33 - "Lost In Your Eyes" by Debbie Gibson #46 - "Give Me The Keys (And I'll Drive You Crazy)" by Huey Lewis & The News #47 - "What I Am" by Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians Say Goodbye To (Imminent Departures): "One Moment In Time" by Whitney Houston (Peak - #1) "Don't You Know What The Night Can Do?" by Steve Winwood (Peak - #2) "Any Love" by Luther Vandross (Peak - #12) "True Love" by Glenn Frey (Peak - #2) "No More Lies" by The Moody Blues (Peak - #15) "Till I Loved You" by Barbra Streisand & Don Johnson (Peak - #3) "Anchorage" by Michelle Shocked (Peak - #42) "Sweet Potato Pie" by James Taylor (Peak - #37) "Angel Eyes (Home And Away)" by Wet Wet Wet (Peak - #44) "Groovy Kind Of Love" by Phil Collins (Peak - #1) "A Word In Spanish" by Elton John (Peak - #4) "Crazy In Love" by Kim Carnes (Peak - #13) Spotlight Song I used to think of Roy Orbison as an old man, even when I would see photos of him in the 60s and 70s. Part of that is due to my age when he was alive (I was 20 when he died in 1988), part was due to the large sunglasses he always wore to counter his extreme shyness and stagefright, and part was due to the hard life rock & roll stars had during the 50s and 60s. When gathering information for today's Spotlight Song "You Got It", I was surprised to learn that he was my age right now when he died of a heart attack in 1988 in Nashville. He was only 52. Part of that hard life was the demands of music stardom in that era. A constant cycle of touring and recording takes a toll on the body. The things you have to do to keep going, things you have to take to get up and get going, things you have to take to get to sleep at night after all that can make a young man old fast. Orbison endured hardship and tragedy in his 52 years. He divorced his wife in 1964 due to her affairs while he was on the road. They got remarried in 1965, but then she was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in 1966. Two years later, while on tour in the UK, his Tennessee home had burned down, killing his two eldest sons. His career took a downward turn after the worldwide #1 hit "Oh, Pretty Woman!" in 1964. His last US top 40 hit (until today's Spotlight Song) was "Twinkle Toes", which #39 in 1966. Things began turning around for Orbison in the eighties, starting with a Grammy win for his 1980 duet of "That Lovin' You Feelin' Again" with Emmylou Harris (#10 AC, #6 Country, #56 Pop; it was also his first song to hit the Hot 100 since 1967). In 1988, he won another Grammy for another country duet, this time for "Cryin'" with k.d. lang. Then came the Travelling Wilburys. Orbison's increased visibility due to the Wilburys project's success made him a hot item again. Tom Petty, Billy Burnette, Elvis Costello, and U2 all wrote songs for the album, which included session work from Al Kooper, T-Bone Wolk, T Bone Burnett (a sale on T-Bones), George Harrison, The Memphis Horns, and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. It would be a top 10 hit everywhere (Except Japan, #86) when released, two months after his death. The lead single, "You Got It", was a worldwide top 10 hit (Except France, #35), including the US AC, Country, and Rock Charts. Here is the video for "You Got It", filmed in Antwerp one month before his death. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNAVrQ96mpA Here's the Grammy-winning "Cryin' with k.d.lang https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-EiKPrAOHA
It's all downhill from here. Madonna & Janet highlight the rest of the bleak year.
Mix's gotten pegged as a novelty act (like Tone Loc), but Mack Daddy is solid. Tracks like "One Time's Got No Case" and "Seattle Ain't Bullshittin'" are tight with hard-hitting rhymes. Definitely recommend.
Tough picking a song from this list of greats; Perrogtive, Criminal, and PALLIYH are all worthy. Guess we'll go with the 10 & MP. I love Posse On Broadway as it really showcases the style of SM-A-L's non-butt songs. There are 2 'Kiss' songs on the lost, one's a great remake and the other's a piece of crap that will make the 1989 Cheesiest Song list. Utter drivel.
If it were about a dead dog, maybe Shadoe would have gone off on a Casey Kasem-style profane rant about it.
Looks like it was one of my too-many plugins. Turning some off helped.
Shelter is my jam and, according to Dayne, kills it live. My only beef with it is that it's a Diane Warren song. It was originally written for Tina Turner, but she passed (WTF?). Her loss. The song is good and the arrangement slaps hard.
I'm at home. Work would shit a chicken if I tried to come here as much as I do from the office.
The Top 3 and Bottom 3 look correct.
Good to see Angie get some love here. For today's songs: 10,9,4
Anyone else having problems with youtube videos being 'Unavailable'? About half of Tom's clips showed up with the black screen & ! with 'Video Unavailable' message.
Damn you youtube! Foiled again! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT6MkPTzlT8
Meanwhile, on the AC chart, time to shake off the ashes of the flaming dumpster fire that was 1988 and move on. It's a new year, It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life For me. And I'm feeling... What's that? Same #1 as last year? https://i.ibb.co/GCjsc9T/DrEvil2.gif Kirk Van Houten doppelganger Phil Collins completes his fourth week at #1 with insipidly happy "Two Hearts". Don't worry folks, he's almost done...with this run. He's only halfway done with his #1s. He'll finish out 1989 just as he started it, at #1. You have been warned. Movers & Shakers Big Jumpers Up 12 to #36 "This Time" by Neil Diamond Big Sliders None Other Songs Peaking SILHOUETTE Kenny G #2 BABY CAN I HOLD YOU Tracy Chapman #19 The AC Top 20 for 1/14/1989 1 [1] TWO HEARTS Phil Collins 2 [3] SILHOUETTE Kenny G 3 [4] AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW Fleetwood Mac 4 [2] WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL Boy Meets Girl 5 [5] I REMEMBER HOLDING YOU Boys Club 6 [9] PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox & Al Green 7 [6] TURN BACK THE CLOCK Johnny Hates Jazz 8 [7] BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY/FREEBIRD MEDLEY (FREE BABY) Will To Power 9 [8] GIVING YOU THE BEST THAT I GOT Anita Baker 10 [12] HOLDING ON Steve Winwood 11 [11] NEW DAY FOR YOU Basia 12 [10] LOOK AWAY Chicago 13 [13] HOW CAN I FALL? Breathe 14 [16] SOUL SEARCHIN' Glenn Frey 15 [14] OASIS Roberta Flack 16 [19] WILD WORLD Maxi Priest 17 [15] NO MORE LIES The Moody Blues 18 [17] KISSING A FOOL George Michael 19 [20] BABY CAN I HOLD YOU Tracy Chapman 20 [24] MY HEART CAN'T TELL YOU NO Rod Stewart Chart Comings & Goings Say Hello To (New Arrivals): #41 - "Just Because" by Anita Baker Say Goodbye To (Imminent Departures): "I'll Always Love You" by Taylor Dayne (Peak - #2) "Missing You" by Chris DeBurgh (Peak - #38) "Best Of Times" by Peter Cetera (Peak - #22) "Another Lover" by Giant Steps (Peak - #25) "If Ever A Love There Was" by Four Tops (Duet with Aretha Franklin) (Peak - #26) Spotlight Song When Leslie Wunderman started her professional solo music career, she (rightfully) decided that a name change was in order. She'd been singing with Long Island bands like Felony and Next, where you can get away with a name like Leslie Wunderman. Going solo is another matter entirely. She signed with local label Mega Bolt Records and put out a single in 1985 under the name Les Lee called "I'm The One You Want". It got some spins in local clubs, but little else. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_WKYma7VXo Another, slicker, dance single titled "Tell Me You Can Love Me" followed in 1986. It did about the same, but it got noticed at Arista Records. They signed her and changed her name again. While Leslie Wunderman was too much of a mouthful, Les Lee wasn't enough of one. And Taylor Dayne was born. Dayne recorded her debut album Tell It To My Heart throughout 1987, and released it in January of 1988. The title track was chosen to be the lead single and was released in advance of the album in October 1987 and began its slow climb towards the top 10 where it peaked at #7 (it's a 9) in late January. A second single, "Prove Your Love", was released in February and also made it to #7 (it's a 6) as well as hitting #1 on the US Dance chart. This brings us to today's Spotlight Song, the third single from Tell It To My Heart, "I'll Always Love You". Written by Jimmy George ("Just To See Her"), IALY is a departure from Dayne's usual dance-oriented music, and she had to be convinced by Clive Davis to record it. Dayne was unable to understand the appeal of the ballad, and was eventually told by Davis to 'just sing it'. She did, and the success of the song opened her music up to another demographic - AC radio. Dayne didn't chart either of her first two songs atn AC, but IILY hit #2 (#3 pop - it's an 8) and was the second biggest AC song of 1988 (according to my charts). The follow-up, "Don't Rush Me", would reverse those positions, charting at #2 pop (it's a 5) and #3 AC. Dayne's follow-up album, Can't Fight Fate, contained four more top 10 hits, including one Tom will be discussing in virtual 1990. She continues to make music. Her most recent album, 2008's Satisfied, contained her third US Dance #1, "Beautiful" (it also hit #23 on AC). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bGdnMnq40s
And it's early. here's the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM-okx_yE2Q
Damn you youtube! That Video has everything: wind through open windows, English manors, coked-out singer singing to no one, production quality of an early 70s porn film. Here's a dull one with just the lyrics. The song still sucks.
Ahem, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oSjhuIb6Us
Found it. This is my third year doing these 1987 https://www.stereogum.com/2122775/the-number-ones-george-michaels-faith/columns/the-number-ones/#comment-21004979 1986 https://www.stereogum.com/2113868/the-number-ones-the-bangles-walk-like-an-egyptian/columns/the-number-ones/#comment-20973492
I did it for 87, and maybe 86. I'll have to check.
Only if he had made it a medley. With Stairway To Heaven.
All of the year-end top songs from 1986-1989 peaked in the December-February time frame. 1989 - Look Away (peak in Dec88) 1988 - Faith (peak in Dec87) 1987 - Walk Like An Eqyptian (peak in Dec86) 1986 - That's What Friends Are For (peak in Jan86) 1985 - Careless Whisper (peaked in Feb85) Some people blame the 'freeze week', where Billboard freezes the charts for the last week of the year, but it's more likely to be radion getting very stagnant around the holidays (before holiday songs began to dominate the November-December airwaves). By the time you get to the end of December, there's not a lot of turnover on the charts. At least there used to not be.
I'll be mentioning how much I like the composition of that #1 when it comes around. The harmonies are killer too.
That's a big part of it. If I wanted music to drive around with or if I wanted to blast some shit in my dorm, it would be GNR, but if they wanted to hang out I'd run away from them like they were on fire. Nothing good would ever come from just hanging with GNR. I'd end up ODing or in jail.
Most of the pop metal from 1983-1986 owed at least their ability to get songs on the radio to Def Leppard's success. Before them, the last 'metal' band to have a top 20 hit with a non-ballad (no "You and Me" or "Love Hurts") was Zepplin. Lep opened the doors at radio for Quiet Riot, Crue, Ratt, Twisted Sister, and others.
My list looks like this: "Father Figure" by George Michael - 10 "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses - 10 "Need You Tonight" by INXS - 9 "Love Bites" by Def Leppard - 9 "Monkey" by George Michael - 8 "Got My Mind Set On You" by George Harrison - 8 "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car" by Billy Ocean - 8 "Wishing Well" by Terence Trent D'Arby - 8 "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley - 8 "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" by Poison - 7 "Man In The Mirror" by Michael Jackson - 7 "So Emotional" by Whitney Houston - 7 "Roll With It" by Steve Winwood - 7 "The Way You Make Me Feel" by Michael Jackson - 7 "The Flame" by Cheap Trick - 6 "Seasons Change" by Exposé - 6 "Red Red Wine '88" by UB40 - 6 "One More Try" by George Michael - 6 "Anything For You" by Gloria Estefan - 6 "Groovy Kind Of Love" by Phil Collins - 6 "Wild, Wild West" by Escape Club, The - 6 "Hold On To The Nights" by Richard Marx - 6 "Dirty Diana" by Michael Jackson - 5 "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" by Whitney Houston - 5 "Foolish Beat" by Debbie Gibson - 5 "Could've Been" by Tiffany - 5 "Bad Medicine" by Bon Jovi - 4 "Kokomo" by Beach Boys, The - 4 "Together Forever (Remix)" by Rick Astley - 4 "Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit)" by Bobby McFerrin - 4 "Look Away" by Chicago - 3 "Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley" by Will To Power - 0.001
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I can see your point, but in my eyes, Cheap Trick doesn't get into the R&RHOF without the late-career push from 1988. Having a #1 song really helped their cause, and it really did come out of nowhere.
Poison's second single was the underrated rocker "Fallen Angel". I like it better than Rose (third single). The harmonies in the chorus are nice.
Gotta go with GNR in the first 2 weeks. Jungle is probably the hardest metal song to ever hit the Top 10. Week two: In Your Room is a total banger & just beats out Maxi Priest.
Meanwhile, on the AC chart, sad divorced dad Phil Collins makes his weekend visit to the top with the soundtrack single "Two Hearts". "Two Hearts" will go on to be nominated for Best Original Song at the 1989 Oscars, where it will lose to "Let The Rivers Run" from Working Girl. That will make it the third Collins song to be nominated, but only the second time Collins himself was nominated (the award goes to the songwriter and the execrable "Separate Lives" was written by Stephen Bishop). This is Collins' fourth AC #1, and second of three straight on both the AC and Pop charts. He'll be here for a while. Movers & Shakers Big Jumpers Up 10 to #22 "Wild World" by Maxi Priest Up 12 to #29 "My Heart Can't Tell You No" by Rod Stewart Up 10 to #30 "Don't Rush Me" by Taylor Dayne Up 12 to #35 "All This Time" by Tiffany Up 9 to #37 "Perfect" by Fairground Attraction Up 13 to #29 "When I'm With You" by Sheriff Up 10 to #36 "As Long As We Got Each Other" by Steve Dorff & Friends Up 9 to #39 "She Wants To Dance With Me" by Rick Astley Big Sliders Down -11 to #27 "Any Love" by Luther Vandross Down -13 to #39 "If Ever A Love There Was" by Four Tops (Duet with Aretha Franklin) Down -11 to #44 "Small World" by Huey Lewis & The News Down -10 to #37 "Any Love" by Luther Vandross Down -10 to #41 "Best Of Times" by Peter Cetera Other Songs Peaking TURN BACK THE CLOCK Johnny Hates Jazz #5 CRAZY IN LOVE Kim Carnes #13 NO MORE LIES The Moody Blues #15 IF WE HOLD ON TOGETHER Diana Ross #23 The AC Top 20 for 12/24/1988 1 [3] TWO HEARTS Phil Collins 2 [1] WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL Boy Meets Girl 3 [5] SILHOUETTE Kenny G 4 [2] BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY/FREEBIRD MEDLEY (FREE BABY) Will To Power 5 [7] TURN BACK THE CLOCK Johnny Hates Jazz 6 [4] GIVING YOU THE BEST THAT I GOT Anita Baker 7 [6] LOOK AWAY Chicago 8 [10] I REMEMBER HOLDING YOU Boys Club 9 [12] AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW Fleetwood Mac 10 [14] PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox & Al Green 11 [8] HOW CAN I FALL? Breathe 12 [9] KISSING A FOOL George Michael 13 [15] CRAZY IN LOVE Kim Carnes 14 [22] HOLDING ON Steve Winwood 15 [18] NEW DAY FOR YOU Basia 16 [20] NO MORE LIES The Moody Blues 17 [13] TILL I LOVED YOU Barbra Streisand & Don Johnson 18 [11] PIECE OF PARADISE PM 19 [21] OASIS Roberta Flack 20 [27] SOUL SEARCHIN' Glenn Frey Chart Comings & Goings Say Hello To (New Arrivals): #34 - "All I Ask Of You" by Barbra Streisand #42 - "When I'm With You" by Sheriff #46 - "As Long As We Got Each Other" by Steve Dorff & Friends #48 - "She Wants To Dance With Me" by Rick Astley #49 - "Sweet Potato Pie" by James Taylor #48 - "This Time" by Neil Diamond #50 - "Saved By Love" by Amy Grant Say Goodbye To (Imminent Departures): "Small World" by Huey Lewis & The News (Peak - #19) "The Promise" by When In Rome (Peak - #45) "Handle With Care" by The Traveling Wilburys (Peak - #30) Spotlight Song There's no Spotlight Song today as we unveil our Top Songs of 1988 (Please remember that these are the top songs that peaked in 1988, not the top songs in the calendar year). 1 [1] WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL Boy Meets Girl (Peak: #1) 2 [2] I'LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Taylor Dayne (Peak: #2) 1 [3] TWO HEARTS Phil Collins (Peak: #1) 2 [4] HANDS TO HEAVEN Breathe (Peak: #2) 1 [5] HOW CAN I FALL? Breathe (Peak: #1) 5 [6] KOKOMO The Beach Boys (Peak: #5) 1 [7] GIVING YOU THE BEST THAT I GOT Anita Baker (Peak: #1) 1 [8] LOOK AWAY Chicago (Peak: #1) 1 [9] MAKE ME LOSE CONTROL Eric Carmen (Peak: #1) 2 [10] HUNGRY EYES Eric Carmen (Peak: #2) 1 [11] CAN'T STAY AWAY FROM YOU Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine (Peak: #1) 3 [12] HOLD ON TO THE NIGHTS Richard Marx (Peak: #3) 1 [13] GROOVY KIND OF LOVE Phil Collins (Peak: #1) 2 [14] I LIVE FOR YOUR LOVE Natalie Cole (Peak: #2) 1 [15] I DON'T WANNA GO ON WITH YOU LIKE THAT Elton John (Peak: #1) 1 [16] WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO Whitney Houston (Peak: #1) 1 [17] ANYTHING FOR YOU Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine (Peak: #1) 1 [18] ONE GOOD WOMAN Peter Cetera (Peak: #1) 2 [19] DON'T YOU KNOW WHAT THE NIGHT CAN DO? Steve Winwood (Peak: #2) 2 [20] ENDLESS SUMMER NIGHTS Richard Marx (Peak: #2)
Here are The Plowie Awards for 1988 Movie Song of the Year Nominees: "Hazy Shade Of Winter" - The Bangles (from Less Than Zero) "Hungry Eyes" - Eric Carmen (from Dirty Dancing) "Nobody's Fool" - Kenny Loggins (from Caddyshack II) "Kiss And Tell" - Bryan Ferry (from Bright Lights, Big City) "Bin' Back To Cali" - LL Cool J (from Less Than Zero) Winner: "Hazy Shade Of Winter" - The Bangles (from Less Than Zero) Slow Jam of the Year Nominees: "Two Occasions" - The Deele "Nite and Day" - Al B. Sure! "I Wanna Be Your Man" - Roger "Paradise" - Sade "Giving You The Best That I Got" - Anita Baker Winner: "Nite and Day" - Al B. Sure! Rocker of the Year Nominees: "Welcome To The Jungle" - Guns N' Roses "Simply Irrestible" - Robert Palmer "Pour Some Sugar On Me" - Def Leppard "Nothin' But A Good Time" - Poison "Wait" - White Lion Winner: "Nothin' But A Good Time" - Poison Prom Jam of the Year Nominees: "Always On My Mind" - Pet Shop Boys "Angel" - Aerosmith "Just Like Paradise" - David Lee Roth "She's Like The Wind" - Patrick Swayze "The Way You Make Me Feel" - Michael Jackson Winner: "She's Like The Wind" - Patrick Swayze Cheating Song of the Year Nominees: "Girlfriend" - Pebbles "Hold On To The Nights" - Richard Marx "Don't Be Cruel" - Bobby Brown "Rag Doll" - Aerosmith Winner: "Girlfriend" - Pebbles Funk Jam of the Year Nominees: "Hot Thing" - Prince "I Want Her" - Keith Sweat "Fishnet" - Morris Day "Just Got Paid" - Johnny Kenp "Don't Be Cruel" - Bobby Brown Winner: "Hot Thing" - Prince Sprite Remix of the Year Nominees: "Monkey (Jam/Lewis Mix)" - George Michael "Don't Be Cruel (Single Mix)" - Cheap Trick "I Don't Want Your Love (Pettibone Mix)" - Duran Duran "1-2-3 (Single Mix)" - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine Winner: "I Don't Want Your Love (Pettibone Mix)" - Duran Duran BG (Buncha Jibberish)** Song of the Year Nominees: "Wishing Well" - Terence Trent D'Arby "Roll With It" - Steve Winwood "Kokomo" - Beach Boys "Wild Wild West" - Escape Club Winner: "Wishing Well" - Terence Trent D'Arby Moz Award for Worst Band SEO Nominees: So Boy Meets Girl Giant Steps Good Question Winner: So Cover Song of the Year Nominees: "Got My Mind Set On You" - George Harrison "Hazy Shade Of Winter" - The Bangles "Always On My Mind" - Pet Shop Boys "I Hate Myself For Loving You" - Joan Jett "Don't Be Cruel" - Cheap Trick Winner: "Hazy Shade Of Winter" - The Bangles Comeback Of The Year The Beach Boys Cheap Trick Joan Jett George Harrison Winner: Cheap Trick Horniest Song of the Year Nominees: "Need You Tonight" - INXS "Turn Out The Lights" - World Class Wreckin' Cru "I Need A Man" - Eurythmics "Push It" - Salt 'N Pepa "Hot Thang" - Prince Winner: "Push It" - Salt 'N Pepa Re-Release Song of the Year Nominees: "What A Wonderful World" - Louis Armstrong "Do You Love Me" - The Contours "Red Red Wine" - UB40 "Jealous Guy" - John Lennon Winner: "What A Wonderful World" - Louis Armstrong Lactaid Cheesiest Song of the Year Nominees: "Honestly" - Stryper "Could've Been" - Tiffany "Bad Medicine" - Bon Jovi "Look Away" - Chicago "Kokomo" - Beach Boys Winner: "Honestly" - Stryper Worst Song of the Year Nominees: "Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird (Medley)" - Will To Power "Kokomo" - Beach Boys "Don't Worry, Be Happy" - Bobby McFerrin "Look Away" - Chicago Winner: "Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird (Medley)" - Will To Power *MT58's 'Records That You Adore That Nobody Ever Seems To Remember, But Then One Of Our TNOCS Friends Takes The Time To Do A Nice Write Up, Confirming That You Are Not Such An Outlier After All' Award Nominees: "Should I Say Yes" - Nu Shooz "Somewhere Down The Crazy River" - Robbie Robertson "Don't Shed A Tear" - Paul Carrack Winner: "Should I Say Yes" - Nu Shooz One-Hit Wonder* of the Year Bobby McFerrin - "Don't Worry, Be Happy" Judson Spence - "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" Clime Fisher - "Love Changes (Everything)" The Church - "Under The Milky Way" E.U. - "Da Butt" Winner: The Church - "Under The Milky Way" Best Debut of the Year Tracy Chapman Information Society Terrence Trent D'Arby Johnny Hates Jazz Winner: Tracy Chapman Most Unwelcome Debut of the Year Escape Club New Kids On The Block Will To Power Winner: New Kids On The Block Lost Gem of the Year "Boom! There She Was" - Scritti Politi featuring Roger "My Obsession" - Icehouse "Are You Sure" - So "Ooo La La La" - Teena Marie "Got A New Love" - Good Question Winner: "Boom! There She Was" - Scritti Politi featuring Roger Song of the Year "Hazy Shade Of Winter" - The Bangles "Nite and Day" - Al B. Sure! "Sweet Child O' Mine" - Guns 'N Roses "Fast Car" - Tracy Chapman "What Have I Done To Deserve This" - Pet Chop Boys with Dusty Springfield "Pour Some Sugar On Me" - Def Leppard Winner: "Sweet Child O' Mine" - Guns 'N Roses Artist of the Year George Michael Def Leppard INXS Michael Jackson Guns 'N Roses Winner: George Michael *-Ohe-hit Wonder is an artist who only had 1 song reach the Pop Top 40 **-Named after the patron saints of gibberish lyrics - the Bee Gees
Edie Brickell has also gone on to make some good music with Steve Martin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXi8C1TvuG8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RzhTN9zW3w
No, I'm with you on side 2 (except for DYBIS, which sounds too much like "Suzy Q" from CCR), "Marlene", and IDWYL (but only the remix - the original is a bit too plodding to really slap). I especially love the way "Edge of America" segues into "Lake Shore Driving".
It was released in 88 but didn't catch on until late spring 89.
Oh good, another excuse to trot out my Gary Phuckit and the Anal Gape band joke again.
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