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  • 22 July 89

    01(01) Patience - Guns N' Roses [19]
    02(03) Edie (Ciao Baby) - The Cult [32]
    03(02) Sweet Child O' Mine (Remix) - Guns N' Roses [40]
    04(04) Better Days - Gun [41]
    05(07) Devil And Daughter - Black Sabbath
    06(06) Satisfied - Richard Marx
    07 (-) Brother Of Mine - Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
    08(08) Love Bomb Baby - Tigertailz
    09(09) Love Made Me - Vixen
    10(10) The Real Me - W.A.S.P.
    11(11) Humanoia - Acid Reign
    12(12) Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
    13(13) Close My Eyes Forever - Lita Ford & Ozzy Osbourne
    14(14) One - Metallica
    15(16) I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi
    16(17) Your Mama Don't Dance - Poison
    17(19) Let There Be Rock - Onslaught
    18 (-) Hard Love - Spirit
    19(20) Fire Woman - The Cult
    20(re) I Feel The Power - Vow Wow

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    • Originally posted by Metalweb View Post

      Spoiler alert - it does!
      I do wonder what criteria back then was used to determine which records could chart.

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      • God knows, it didn't seem to be any logical criteria, it didn't even seem to be just one, it seems many different ones over the years.

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        • Satisfied is a great record though - better than any of Bryan Adams' hard rock songs. But Marx in general is not a rocker even though he wrote that Vixen hit.
          Don't bother updating your signature if it's a link. It takes you to completely random pages!!!!

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          • I do like quite a few Marx songs, but Satisfied doesn't do much for me and although I scoff at his/it's inclusion, it's clearly more of a hard rock sound than quite a few other artists and tracks that have made the chart.

            As for Adams v Marx, I certainly prefer Adams rockier tracks like Run To You, It's Only Love or There Will Never Be Another Tonight over Satisfied.

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            • Agree, on listening to 'Satisfied' again it's definitely harder than I remembered and it seems fair enough to include it in the chart.

              I don't think it's a particularly strong track though and not one of Marx's best...

              Adams recorded some above average material in the 80s/90s but his legacy will be forever tainted by the dreaded EIDIDIFY.....

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              • 29 July 89

                01(01) Patience - Guns N' Roses [31]
                02(02) Edie (Ciao Baby) - The Cult [39
                03(04) Better Days - Gun [35]
                04(03) Sweet Child O'Mine (Remix) - Guns N' Roses [69]
                05(06) Satisfied - Richard Marx
                06(05) Devil And Daughter - Black Sabbath
                07(07) Brother Of Mine - Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
                08(08) Love Bomb Baby - Tigertailz
                09(10) The Real Me - W.A.S.P.
                10(14) One - Metallica
                11(12) Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
                12(09) Love Made Me - Vixen
                13(15) I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi
                14(13) Close My Eyes Forever - Lita Ford & Ozzy Osbourne
                15(11) Humanoia - Acid Reign
                16(16) Your Mama Don't Dance - Poison
                17(19) Fire Woman - The Cult
                18(re) Welcome To The Jungle - Guns N' Roses
                19(20) Feel The Power - Vow Wow
                20(17) Let There Be Rock - Onslaught

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                • 5 Aug 89

                  01 (-) Poison - Alice Cooper [13]
                  02(03) Better Days - Gun [33]
                  03(02) Edie (Ciao Baby) - The Cult [50]
                  04(01) Patience - Guns N' Roses [41]
                  05 (-) Sister Sarah - It Bites [83]
                  06(04) Sweet Child O' Mine (Remix) - Guns N' Roses [79]
                  07 (-) Hideaway - Leatherwolf [97]
                  08(05) Satisfied - Richard Marx
                  09(06) Devil And Daughter - Black Sabbath
                  10(08) Love Bomb Baby - Tigertailz
                  11(07) Brother Of Mine - Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
                  12(11) Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
                  13(09) The Real Me - W.A.S.P.
                  14(12) Love Made Me - Vixen
                  15(10) One - Metallica
                  16(13) I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi
                  17(16) Your Mama Don't Dance - Poison
                  18(15) Humanoid - Acid Reign
                  19(re) Rocket - Def Leppard
                  20(18) Welcome To The Jungle - Guns N' Roses

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                  • The Chart Show Rock Chart (22nd July 1989)

                    Dare - Professor Brian Cox's first band! - are played - bizarre that Kerrang! haven't included them. Yes, he was in D:Ream for a few songs but has more recorded output with Dare.

                    Acid Reign as high as 3 here




                    "An edited rock chart, where the number 1 was edited off, because of a certain record company. Those who want to know the countdown, this is what was on the chart:

                    * = Song was played N = Non Mover U = Up D = Down 01. N PATIENCE - GUNS N ROSES *
                    02. N EDIE (CIAO BABY) - THE CULT
                    03. U HUMANOIA - ACID REIGN
                    04. U BETTER DAYS - GUN
                    05. U DEVIL AND DAUGHTER - BLACK SABBATH
                    06. U GOOD TIMES, BAD TIMES - NUCLEAR ASSAULT
                    07. D SWEET CHILD O' MINE - GUNS N ROSES
                    08. D LOVE BOMB BABY - TIGERTAILZ
                    09. U ABANDON - DARE *
                    10. N LOVE MADE ME - VIXEN"
                    Don't bother updating your signature if it's a link. It takes you to completely random pages!!!!

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                    • Thank you very much. Thank you all.

                      Don't stop the charts.

                      RNR NEVER DIE.

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                      • 12 Aug 89

                        01(01) Poison - Alice Cooper [05]
                        02 (-) Satellite Kid - Dogs D'Amour [26]
                        03(02) Better Days - Gun [34]
                        04(04) Patience - Guns N' Roses [65]
                        05(03) Edie (Ciao Baby) - The Cult
                        06 (-) Bad Luck - FM [54]
                        07(05) Sister Sarah - It Bites [98]
                        08(06) Sweet Child O' Mine (Remix) - Guns N' Roses
                        09(07) Hideaway - Leatherwolf
                        10(08) Satisfied - Richard Marx
                        11(09) Devil And Daughter - Black Sabbath
                        12 ????
                        13 (-) Soul Provider - Michael Bolton
                        14(10) Love Bomb Baby - Tigertailz
                        15(13) The Real Me - W.A.S.P.
                        16(15) One - Metallica
                        17(12) Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
                        18(14) Love Made Me - Vixen
                        19(16) I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi
                        20 (-) Blood Red Roses - Uriah Heep


                        Kerrang! screwed up this issue and printed a two week old chart.....

                        Luckily most positions can be deduced from prior week positions in the next issue.

                        The missing position is probably the sort-of-Yes-reunion single that was at 11 on 5 August....

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                        • 19 Aug 89

                          01(01) Poison - Alice Cooper [04]
                          02(02) Satellite Kid - Dogs D' Amour [47]
                          03(03) Better Days - Gun [52]
                          04(06) Bad Luck - FM [57]
                          05(04) Patience - Guns N' Roses
                          06(07) Sister Sarah - It Bites
                          07(05) Edie (Ciao Baby) - The Cult
                          08 (-) Welcome To Dying - Onslaught
                          09(08) Sweet Child O' Mine (Remix) - Guns N' Roses
                          10(09) Hideaway - Leatherwolf
                          11(13) Soul Provider - Michael Bolton
                          12(14) Love Bomb Baby - Tigertailz
                          13(10) Satisfied - Richard Marx
                          14(17) Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
                          15(16) One - Metallica
                          16(15) The Real Me - W.A.S.P.
                          17(11) Devil And Daughter - Black Sabbath
                          18(19) I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi
                          19(18) Love Made Me - Vixen
                          20(20) Blood Red Roses - Uriah Heep

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                          • The Chart Show - Rock Chart (12th August 1989)

                            Includes Dare's Abandon again - going down at 7. FM played.



                            Don't bother updating your signature if it's a link. It takes you to completely random pages!!!!

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                            • 26 Aug 89

                              01(01) Poison - Alice Cooper [02]
                              02(02) Satellite Kid - Dogs D' Amour
                              03(04) Bad Luck - FM [54]
                              04(03) Better Days - Gun [70]
                              05 (-) Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White [83]
                              06(05) Patience - Guns N' Roses
                              07(07) Edie (Ciao Baby) - The Cult
                              08 (-) Abandon - Dare
                              09(06) Sister Sarah - It Bites
                              10 (-) Half The Way Valley - Sea Hags
                              11(08) Welcome To Dying - Onslaught
                              12(09) Sweet Child O' Mine (Remix) - Guns N' Roses
                              13(10) Hideaway - Leatherwolf
                              14(11) Soul Provider - Michael Bolton
                              15(13) Satisfied - Richard Marx
                              16(12) Love Bomb Baby - Tigertailz
                              17(15) One - Metallica
                              18(14) Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
                              19(19) Love Made Me - Vixen
                              20(16) The Real Me - W.A.S.P.

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                              • ^Several weeks late with Dare - a UK #71 on its second visit to the top 100 after first charting in 88. They were nearly a year late in adding the group.

                                Don't remember Sea Hags at all. They sound OK from listening to that.
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                                • No, don't remember The Sea Hags either....

                                  Great/Awful name for a band...

                                  Decent single.

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                                  • Can't say I'm a huge fan but I do have their eponymous debut album, well their only album! They just seemed like a hodgepodge of various previous hard rock, glam rock, hair metal bands. None of their stuff really stands out but then again nothing is really terrible either.

                                    Great White, again while never being their biggest fan did have some all right tracks. This one in particular I think has a very Faces type feel, even a kind of Dogs Damour or Quireboys sound to it. My biggest problem was the vocals, I just don't think Russells voice was up to much, really weak sounding.
                                    Last edited by jimmypages59; Wed February 3, 2021, 05:15.

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                                    • I thought 'Once Bitten Twice Shy' was a pretty unimaginative cover version - Jack Russell even seems to be trying to sound like Ian Hunter on the original.

                                      Feels incomplete without the " 'Ullo!" at the beginning!
                                      Last edited by Metalweb; Wed February 3, 2021, 13:28.

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                                      • You learn something new everyday. Never knew it was a cover, so in turn I also never knew it was an Ian Hunter track originally.

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                                        • 2 Sept 89

                                          01(01) Poison - Alice Cooper [04]
                                          02 (-) Lay Your Hands On Me - Bon Jovi [18]
                                          03(03) Bad Luck - FM [85]
                                          04(02) Satellite Kid - Dogs D' Amour
                                          05(05) Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White [89]
                                          06(04) Better Days - Gun
                                          07(06) Patience - Guns N' Roses
                                          08(07) Edie (Ciao Baby) - The Cult
                                          09(10) Half The Way Valley - Sea Hags
                                          10(09) Sister Sarah - It Bites
                                          11(12) Sweet Child O' Mine (Remix) - Guns N' Roses
                                          12(08) Abandon - Dare
                                          13(13) Hideaway - Leatherwolf
                                          14(11) Welcome To Dying - Onslaught
                                          15(15) Satisfied - Richard Marx
                                          16(14) Soul Provider - Michael Bolton
                                          17(18) Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
                                          18(re) I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi
                                          19(17) One - Metallica
                                          20(19) Love Made Me - Vixen

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                                          • 9 Sept 89

                                            01(01) Poison - Alice Cooper [08]
                                            02(02) Lay Your Hands On Me - Bon Jovi [18]
                                            03 (-) Nightrain - Guns N' Roses [17]
                                            04 (-) Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx [15]
                                            05(re) Edge Of A Broken Heart - Vixen [63]
                                            06(03) Bad Luck - FM
                                            07(05) Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White [100]
                                            08(06) Better Days - Gun
                                            09(04) Satellite Kid - Dogs D' Amour
                                            10(07) Patience - Guns N' Roses [96]
                                            11(09) Half The Way Valley - Sea Hags
                                            12(11) Sweet Child O' Mine (Remix) - Guns N' Roses
                                            13(08) Edie (Ciao Baby) - The Cult
                                            14(10) Sister Sarah - It Bites
                                            15(12) Abandon - Dare
                                            16(13) Hideaway - Leatherwolf
                                            17(14) Welcome To Dying - Onslaught
                                            18(18) I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi
                                            19(15) Satisfied - Richard Marx
                                            20(17) Paradise City - Guns N' Roses

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                                            • The singles releases for Guns N' Roses were still coming thick and fast but the release strategy was a strange one. 'Nightrain' was yet another track on 'Appetite For Destruction', the fifth track to be lifted from the album as a single and is one that had originally appeared as an AA side to the re-release of 'Welcome To The Jungle' in 1988. Indeed the entire A side of 'Appetite' appeared on a single as either an A side or B side.

                                              While all the extended promotion for 'Appetite For Destruction' was happening, the band released a follow up album 'G N' R Lies' which was, in comparison, underpromoted. Only one single was lifted from the album ('Patience' and even then the B side, 'Rocket Queen' was yet another track from 'Appetite'). It's almost like the band and / or label had little faith or perhaps interest in the album and couldn't be bothered to promote the album to its full potential.

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                                              • Lies wasn't a proper album though, it was just a flung together, stop gap. I guess it was just Geffen trying to get anything it could out there, to cash in on the sort of belated success of Appetite.

                                                One side is an independently released fake live EP put out prior to Appetite and the other side four acoustic tracks one of which was the B-Side to the Paradise City single (Used To Love Her) and another You're Crazy, which was originally an electric version on Appetite and the B-Side on both the original and reissued versions of Sweet Child Of Mine.
                                                Last edited by jimmypages59; Fri February 5, 2021, 04:09.

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                                                • ^
                                                  That will explain why it didn't do so well on the album charts (#22 peak). I'd forgotten some of the tracks had previously been released as an EP.

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                                                  • 16 Sept 89

                                                    01(04) Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx [03]
                                                    02(03) Nightrain - Guns N' Roses [22]
                                                    03(01) Poison - Alice Cooper [15]
                                                    04(02) Lay Your Hands On Me - Bon Jovi [21]
                                                    05 (-) Hooks In You - Marillion [30]
                                                    06 (-) Love In An Elevator - Aerosmith [23]
                                                    07 (-) Forever Free - W.A.S.P. [35]
                                                    08(05) Edge Of A Broken Heart - Vixen
                                                    09(06) Bad Luck - FM
                                                    10(07) Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
                                                    11(08) Better Days - Gun
                                                    12(10) Patience - Guns N' Roses
                                                    13(12) Sweet Child O' Mine (Remix) - Guns N' Roses
                                                    14(09) Satellite Kid - Dogs D'Amour
                                                    15 (-) Forget Me Not - Bad English
                                                    16(11) Half The Way Valley - Sea Hags
                                                    17(13) Edie (Ciao Baby) - The Cult
                                                    18(14) Sister Sarah - It Bites
                                                    19 (-) Love Has Taken Its Toll - Saraya
                                                    20 (-) Kingdom Of The Night - Axxis

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