scorpio516

scorpio516

Comments

Express Yourself didn't chart on the R&B chart, but did have an award winning David Fincher directed video. Fincher directed this one and one next virtual year, both won a MTV VMA for best direction. And two virtual years after that he got his first feature film directing Academy Award nominated Alien 3 (for visual effects, but still) - but rebounded with Academy Award nominated Se7en (for editing).
For July 15, we’ve got the third Rap #1, James Todd Smith gets his first Rap #1. He’s had a couple R&B #1s and a few dance #1, but “I’m That Type of Guy” was his first single released during the Rap Single era. This single also got all the way to #15 pop, #7 R&B, and #9 Dance. Even selling that well, this single wasn’t included on his first greatest hits album in 96. But the album, Walking with a Panther, sold great. It was the #1 Rap album and #6 on the Hot 200. The second single off his third album, LL built “I’m That Type of Guy” around a Wizard of Oz sample. Interesting, that’s the only sample on the single. https://youtu.be/BZlxvn_jWgM Even though he was #1 for only two weeks, LL Cool J will be back. Not with anything else off Walking with a Panther though. This album has some great LL tracks, and some of those showed up on his first greatest hits: Jingling Baby, Big Ole Butt, and Going Back to Cali. Going Back has had a much longer life than this #1 or any other single off this album even though it only got to Rap #12 and pop #31, I’d say his top 3 1980s singles are Going Back to Cali, I Can’t Live Without My Radio, and Rock The Bells.
Being a little out of it, I had no idea this was FYC! I've heard it hundreds of times, or more, but never put that together. Tom hit the nail on the head - it's got Northern Soul written all over it. Not enough links for Jools Holland though! Later... with Jools Holland is a staple of music TV. Except for last year, every year since 93 he's done a dozen or two late night shows on BBC2 and a holiday "Hootenanny" - The Roland Gift episode was the 2012 Hootenanny. To tie into other #1s in the world in June 1989, here's Soul II Soul doing "Back To Life" during the 2017 Hootenanny. https://youtu.be/h6CMR5CoNHs
Just checking in, and De La Soul is still Rap #1 with Me Myself and I. This is their 7th week at #1, and 6th pop #1 during their reign. They'll still be #1 for Wednesday's #1 too, but Friday there is a new #1. https://youtu.be/P8-9mY-JACM 8 weeks was neither long enough to be the longest reigning #1 in the short (2 song) rap chart history nor enough to be #1 for 89. KRS-One's project Stop the Violence was not only the first Rap #1, but the longest reigning until 95 (another song was #1 for 10 weeks in 94), and the top selling rap single of 89.
The hair! His hair is the first thing I noticed and the only thing I remember after listening. I don't have any memory of heading this song before today. And much like Wednesday, it's probably by design. Maybe, as Tom put it, if it had any cultural footprint in samples, covers, or soundtracks... According to whosampled, Satisfied has NEVER been sampled! And only covered once by some outfit called "Graham Blvd" that seems to just be session musicians covering songs for cheap compilations.
And Donnie does very, very well outside NKOTB! He's put together a decent acting career, married Jenny McCarthy, and Wahlburger is pretty successful.
In 89, my parents were listening to the local rock station. But not edgy rock, so no GnR no Posion. A lot of 70s southern rock and, being metro Detroit, Bob Segar. We also didn't have MTV. I never heard NKOTB on the radio and probably never heard this song before today. 2, 3, 4? All valid scores ;) My wife, however, went to the tour Tom mentioned where NKOTB opened for Tiffany. July 29, 1988 at Pine Knob in Clarkson, MI. She would have been 8. I've been to one concert at Pine Knob, but 1995 Lollapalooza was far different than a NKOTB-Tiffany show :D
The album didn't come out until October 89, but while Midler was #1, Marcel Theo Hall was recording his biggest hit. On September 26, 89, Biz Markie released "Just a Friend". It got to #9 pop and #5 rap https://youtu.be/9aofoBrFNdg
I'd put One I Love top 5 myself, and probably LMR, and Orange Crush. There's probably 10 songs in my REM Top 5 ;) Drive, LMR are both 10s. One I love trivia: the video's cinematographer later became Food Network personality Alton Brown. Brown was a film student at Georgia and MUCH later went to culinary school. He learned to cook to make better TV shows.
This came out I think between 5th and 6th grade. I was 11. That's prime pop-music age. I can't remember this at all! I remember a lot of 89 music, but thankfully not this. A 2 might be too high ;)
It never went away in reggae ;) https://youtu.be/Wjw7m-BKmQ8 Sleng teng riddim was built into the Casio MT-40. Riddimguide has songs up to 2010 listed using sleng teng! https://youtu.be/Mq7B4MFbmgU
KRS-One’s super group finished up while Bon Jovi was #1, so new pop #1, new Rap #1. De La Soul’s third single was world conquering. It was the #1 R&B, #1 Rap single, #1 Dance and top 40 Pop (#34). Number 1 in The Netherlands, #16 in Germany and #22 in the UK and Switzerland. Their debut album was huge too. 3 Feet High and Rising was #1 R&B album, #24 Hot 200, and #13 in the UK. It went Platinum. It’s even in the Library of Congress - selected in 2010 as historically significant. Tom wrote a great piece on the album and De La Soul for sole.digital: https://www.sole.digital/3-feet-high Me Myself and I was #1 for eight weeks https://youtu.be/P8-9mY-JACM In case you don’t want to read more of Tom’s work, Posdnuos (Kevin Mercer), Trugoy (David Jolicoeur), and Maseo (Vincent Mason) are three high school friends from that Amityville, Long Island that caught the attention of another Amityville native, Prince Paul of Stetatonic - if you remember, Stetatonic took part in KRS-One’s last number one. Prince Paul liked their demo “Plug Tunin” and got them in contact with a facilitated a contract with Tommy Boy in 88, and released 3 Feet… in February 89. A remix of Plug Tunin produced by Prince Paul showed up on 3 Feet, and Me Myself and I came out April Fools Day, 1989. Me, Myself, and I features the heavy use of “(Not Just) Knee Deep”, a 15 minute opus from Funkadelic. A funk classic, in 4 minute single version it got to #77 pop and topped the R&B chart in 79. One Nation Under Groove was a bigger hit earlier, and Flash Light even higher, but #77 for something that funky is great. Knee Deep has been sampled at least 186 times, De La Soul was the biggest, but naturally it was also sampled by Dr Dre at least twice, Snoop at least twice, Ice Cube at least twice, Digital Underground, Public Enemy, and 2Pac. De La Soul never got back to #1, but their influence was felt throughout the 90s. From George Clinton samples, to skits, to legal battles over samples… However, in 2006 they won a Grammy with Gorillaz for Feel Good Inc, which didn’t hit #1. Their most recent album was kickstarter funded and released in 16, and they were nominated for another Grammy for it.
You can almost hear Nirvana tuning up in the background, Perry Ferrell and Dave Navarro going into the studio to record Ritual de lo Habitual, Reznor recording Pretty Hate Machine... Despite being 11 in 89, I only remember this from the chorus. These 5 words is all I remember!
Just because, one of the greatest versions of Superstition https://youtu.be/_ul7X5js1vE
Soul II Soul was nominated for 4 BRIT awards in 90! Them and Lisa Stansfield both had the most nominations. They lost to Stansfield, Phil Collins, and FYC twice. Keep On Movin' is pretty good. Back to Life is a 10. I don't think Tom is going to write about Nellee Hooper when he produces a #1 Prince-written song next virtual year, but I hold him pretty high. He produced Bjork's Debut and some of Post. He did some OK soundtracks - Romeo + Juliet, some work on Batman & Robin (the best thing about that movie is the soundtrack). But his two most influential things: co-writing one of my favourite Madonna songs, and Massive Attack. Bedtime Story was Madonna's first US single since Burning Up to not get into the Top 40 - that's a run of 32 singles from Holiday to Take a Bow. But this single was written by Hooper and Bjork. I think much higher of Bjork than Madonna, but I'm not the general public :D . Unfinished Sympathy is the best single of the 90s, but Hooper produced and mixed Massive Attack's second album Protection, which might be a better album than Blue Lines. He won the 95 BRIT award Producer of the Year for Bedtime Story, Protection and Post. Lets see if this old Wild Bung photo link works https://media.redbullmusicacademy.com/assets/Untitled-1.322e5b37.jpg
9, 10, 9. Grading Little Stevie Wonder on a curve.
Friet sauce is really good! I might have brought home a bottle of it from Amsterdam last time I was there. It's a lot closer to tartar sauce, some varieties even have greens in it like tartar sauce, others are have fancy spices.
For Debbie's third week, Tom will be writing about it soon. However, during Debbie's second week, Billboard finally launched the Hot Rap Singles chart. Still for the next year, the R&B chart is still named Hot Black Singles. To get the rankings, between 1989 and 2001, the chart was solely based on reports of sales of a panel of selected record stores. The inaugural Hot Rap Single was "Self Destruction" by Stop The Violence Movement. https://youtu.be/Z9DZ41k_5w8 Stop The Violence Movement was a super group created by KRS-One that included the rest of Boogie Down Productions, Stetasonic, Kool Moe Dee, MC Lyte, Doug E Fresh, Just-Ice, Heavy D, and Chuck D and Flavor Flav. KRS-One formed the group after a fan was killed at a 1988 Boogie Down and Public Enemy show. They raised over $100,000 that was donated to the National Urban League. Stop The Violence was number one for 11 weeks! It was Billboard's number 1 Rap Single for 1989. I'll be back with the next number one in virtual May.
Hi. It looks like you're using an ad blocker.

As an independent website, we rely on our measly advertising income to keep the lights on. Our ads are not too obtrusive, promise. Would you please disable adblock?