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  • I vividly recall buying numerous variations of Whitesnakes Fool For Loving 89 and Infinite Dreams, one bleak Saturday afternoon, from an HMV in Edinburgh and my mate just thinking I was mental, buying the same two songs 3 or 4 times! He might have had a point lol

    Sun King, I think is great for a bit, but runs out of steam and just kind of goes on too long.

    I thought Skid Rows eponymous debut was a great album and this was a great single.

    I've never really listened to Kiss, just never been my thing, couldn't even tell you what a lot of their songs, such as this one, even sound like.

    Not one of my more favourite Aerosmith tracks but not a bad one either.


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    • I generally managed to resist the temptation to buy a single more than once - mind you, when I started buying records in the 70s you were very lucky even to get a picture sleeve!

      Even when limited edition coloured vinyl releases started getting issued in the late 70s most releases would stick to one colour. I do remember Dr Feelgood's classic 'Milk and Alcohol' getting released on both milk (white, obviously!) and alcohol (brown) coloured vinyl. I tried to get both but was half disappointed/ half relieved (cash was short!) to only find the brown one....

      Incidentally, wonder what Dr F felt about Motley Crue nicking their name?

      Agree re Skid Row - strong album.

      Kiss never really caught on here in their 70s heyday. Even their sell out/breakout single 'I Was Made For Lovin' You did nothing. Then in the late 80s they scored an out-of-nowhere Top Five hit with the so-so 'Crazy Crazy Nights'. Very odd.

      Like the Aerosmith track but it's not surprising it wasn't a hit here! The subject matter certainly wasn't what fans of 'Love In An Elevator' were expecting...

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      • Originally posted by Metalweb View Post

        Incidentally, wonder what Dr F felt about Motley Crue nicking their name?


        Like the Aerosmith track but it's not surprising it wasn't a hit here! The subject matter certainly wasn't what fans of 'Love In An Elevator' were expecting...
        1. I strongly doubt that either group were aware of each other! That song is their best by far.

        2. By that logic it shouldn't have been a hit in America, either - though America did have far more exposure to their varied material such as Dream On, of course. I think airplay was the factor in both countries. In the UK it lacked it, in America it literally helped it chart. The celebrated video had more exposure in the US, too. It's an amazing song - only bettered by the similarly themed Jane Says by Jane's Addiction.

        ITV Chart Show Rock Chart (25th November 1989)

        another recreated video

        credits the fact that Sun King was coupled with a reissued Edie (Ciao Baby) after it was a US hit.


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        • ^

          Yes, on reflection I suspect you're right re Dr F!

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          • 2 Dec 89

            01(01) Infinite Dreams - Iron Maiden [25]
            02(05) Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row [44]
            03(02) 7 O'clock - Quireboys
            04(04) Angelina - Richard Marx [69]
            05(03) Sun King - The Cult
            06(07) Hide Your Heart - Kiss
            07(16) When I See You Smile - Bad English [61]
            08(09) Janie's Got A Gun - Aerosmith [79]
            09(11) Beat The Bullet - Vain
            10 ???
            11(08) Dr Feelgood - Motley Crue
            12(10) State Of Mind - Fish
            13(15) Bed Of Nails - Alice Cooper
            14(14) She's So Fine - Thunder
            15(12) Shakin' - Wolfsbane
            16(13) It's All Coming Back To Me Now - Pandora's Box
            17(17) Not At All - Status Quo
            18(18) Sleeping My Day Away - D.A.D.
            19(06) Inside Out - Gun
            20(19) Love In An Elevator - Aerosmith

            Number Ten is missed off the list and nothing has Ten in the prior week position next week....

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            • 9 Dec 89

              01(01) Infinite Dreams - Iron Maiden [51]
              02 (-) Fool For Your Loving - Whitesnake [73]
              03(02) Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
              04(07) When I See You Smile - Bad English [65]
              05 (-) House Of Fire - Alice Cooper [74]
              06(04) Angelia - Richard Marx
              07(08) Janie's Got A Gun - Aerosmith
              08(03) 7 O'clock - Quireboys
              09(05) Sun King - The Cult
              10 (-) Don't Pray For Me - Little Angels [96]
              11(06) Hide Your Heart - Kiss
              12(09) Beat The Bullet - Vain
              13(06) Inside Out - Gun
              14(11) Dr Feelgood - Motley Crue
              15(14) She's So Fine - Thunder
              16(12) State Of Mind - Fish
              17(16) It's All Coming Back To Me Now - Pandora's Box
              18(13) Bed Of Nails - Alice Cooper
              19(20) Love In An Elevator - Aerosmith
              20(15) Shakin' - Wolfsbane

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              • Another issue gone walkabout.....

                16 Dec 89

                01 (-) The Uninvited Guest - Marillion [60]
                02 (-) Living In Sin - Bon Jovi [48]
                03(04) When I See You Smile - Bad English [77]
                04(01) Infinite Dreams - Iron Maiden [74]
                05 (-) Little Dreamer - Status Quo [85]
                06(02) Fool For Your Loving - Whitesnake
                07(05) House Of Fire - Alice Cooper [81]
                08 (-) Smoke On The Water - Rock Aid Armenia [69]
                09(03) Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
                10(07) Janie's Got A Gun - Aerosmith
                11(06) Angelina - Richard Marx
                12(10) Don't Pray For Me - Little Angels
                13(08) 7 O'clock - Quireboys
                14(09) Sun King - The Cult
                15 (-) Dead, Jail Or Rock'n'Roll - Michael Monroe
                16 (-) Another Christmas Song - Jethro Tull [95]
                17(11) Hide Your Heart - Kiss
                18 ???
                19 ???
                20 ???

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                • The Rock Aid Armenia charity single was released a year after the devastating earthquake which killed 40,000 people. The single might have sold better had it been released much earlier in 1989.

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                  • The Uninvited Guest, is the last thing I ever bought by Marillion and also the latest thing I've heard by them. As disappointed as I was with the departure of Fish, I did really enjoy UG and the previous single Hooks In You.

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                    • Yes, the Rock Aid Armenia single was released rather belatedly and, despite charting, got somewhat lost in the Christmas rush.

                      Not the most imaginative choice of track to cover either....

                      The Uninvited Guest (one of the many AIDS-referencing songs around at the time) is a decent enough track but the band were never really the same post-Fish...

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                      • 23 Dec 89

                        01(02) Living In Sin - Bon Jovi [40]
                        02(01) The Uninvited Guest - Marillion
                        03(08) Smoke On The Water - Rock Aid Armenia [47]
                        04(03) When I See You Smile - Bad English
                        05(04) Infinite Dreams - Iron Maiden
                        06(07) House Of Fire - Alice Cooper
                        07(05) Little Dreamer - Status Quo
                        08(06) Fool For Your Loving - Whitesnake
                        09 (-) Heart The Hunter - Great White [91]
                        10(16) Another Christmas Song - Jethro Tull [95]
                        11(11) Angelia - Richard Marx
                        12(09) Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
                        13(10) Janie's Got A Gun - Aerosmith
                        14(12) Don't Pray For Me - Little Angels
                        15(14) Sun King - The Cult
                        16(13) 7 O'clock - Quireboys
                        17(15) Dead, Jail Or Rock'n'Roll - Michael Monroe
                        18(17) Hide Your Heart - Kiss
                        19 (-) Hangin' On The Telephone - Acid Reign
                        20 (-) Standing In The Shadows - Britny Fox

                        Bon Jovi hit top spot with the fifth (and best, IMO) single from New Jersey...

                        Acid Reign surprisingly cover.....The Nerves, although they include the snappy guitar break from Blondie's version.

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                        • Best sellers of '89:

                          01 Every Rose Has It's Thorn - Poison
                          02 Poison - Alice Cooper
                          03 Patience - Guns N' Roses
                          04 Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
                          05 Better Days - Gun
                          06 Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
                          07 Love In An Elevator - Aerosmith
                          08 Rocket - Def Leppard
                          09 One - Metallica
                          10 Your Mama Don't Dance - Poison
                          11 After The War - Gary Moore
                          12 Mean Man - W.A.S.P.
                          13 Edie (Ciao Baby) - The Cult
                          14 I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi
                          15 Cryin' - Vixen
                          16 Anti-Social - Anthrax
                          17 Burning Bridges (On and Off and On Again) - Status Quo
                          18 The Real Me - W.A.S.P.
                          19 Lay Your Hands On Me - Bon Jovi
                          20 Bed Of Nails - Alice Cooper

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                          • I'm suprised that 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn' is number 1 for 1989. I would have expected a Guns N' Roses single to be top.

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                            • Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                              The Rock Aid Armenia charity single was released a year after the devastating earthquake which killed 40,000 people. The single might have sold better had it been released much earlier in 1989.
                              i bought it. still think it's the best version - it is played in the clip below (before the clip cuts off)


                              ITV Chart Show Rock Chart (16th December 1989)


                              lncludes Queen - The Miracle - the top 2 are cut off but it's Marillion at 2 and Bon Jovi #1

                              Last edited by Blondini; Sat February 27, 2021, 20:53.
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                              • ^
                                First time I've seen Jive Bunny on a rock music chart!

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                                • 6 Jan 90

                                  no chart

                                  13 Jan 90

                                  01 (-) Hey You - Quireboys [20]
                                  02 (-) Big Wedge - Fish [25]
                                  03(03) Smoke On The Water - Rock Aid Armenia [55]
                                  04(01) Living In Sin - Bon Jovi [61]
                                  05(04) When I See You Smile - Bad English
                                  06(12) Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
                                  07(16) 7 O'clock - Quireboys [97]
                                  08(05) Infinite Dreams - Iron Maiden
                                  09(02) The Uninvited Guest - Marillion
                                  10(03) Janie's Got A Gun - Aerosmith
                                  11(06) House Of Fire - Alice Cooper
                                  12(15) Sun King - The Cult
                                  13(11) Angelia - Richard Marx
                                  14(08) Fool For Your Loving - Whitesnake
                                  15(re) Lay Your Hands On Me - Bon Jovi
                                  16(09) Heart The Hunter - Great White
                                  17(14) Don't Pray For Me - Little Angels
                                  18(re) Bed Of Nails - Alice Cooper
                                  19(re) Nightrain - Guns N' Roses
                                  20(re) Inside Out - Gun

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                                  • 20 Jan 90

                                    01(01) Hey You - Quireboys [19]
                                    02(02) Big Wedge - Fish [34]
                                    03 (-) No More Mr Nice Guy - Megadeth [18]
                                    04(03) Smoke On The Water - Rock Aid Armenia
                                    05(04) Living In Sin - Bon Jovi
                                    06(08) Infinite Dreams - Iron Maiden
                                    07(09) The Uninvited Guest - Marillion
                                    08(07) 7 O'clock - Quireboys
                                    09(10) Janie's Got A Gun - Aerosmith
                                    10(05) When I See You Smile - Bad English
                                    11(11) House Of Fire - Alice Cooper
                                    12(17) Don't Pray For Me - Little Angels
                                    13(19) Nightrain - Guns N' Roses
                                    14(14) Fool For Your Loving - Whitesnake
                                    15(06) Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
                                    16(re) Beat The Bullet - Vain
                                    17(15) Lay Your Hands On Me - Bon Jovi
                                    18(re) State Of Mind - Fish
                                    19(re) Little Dreamer - Status Quo
                                    20(16) Heart The Hunter - Great White





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                                    • 27 Jan 90

                                      01(03) No More Mr Nice Guy - Megadeth [13]
                                      02(01) Hey You - Quireboys [14]
                                      03(02) Big Wedge - Fish [64]
                                      04(04) Smoke On The Water - Rock Aid Armenia
                                      05 (-) Money - Shy
                                      06(05) Living In Sin - Bon Jovi
                                      07(09) Janie's Got A Gun - Aerosmith
                                      08(08) 7 O'clock - Quireboys
                                      09(07) The Uninvited Guest - Marillion
                                      10(10) When I See You Smile - Bad English
                                      11(06) Infinite Dreams - Iron Maiden
                                      12 (-) Just Between You And Me - Lou Gramm
                                      13(15) Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
                                      14(11) House Of Fire - Alice Cooper [86]
                                      15(re) Hide Your Heart - Kiss
                                      16(18) State Of Mind - Fish
                                      17(14) Fool For Your Loving - Whgitesnake
                                      18(re) Sun King - The Cult
                                      19(12) Don't Pray For Me - Little Angels
                                      20(16) Beat The Bullet - Vain

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                                      • The Chart Show Rock Chart 13th January 1990



                                        includes Dan Reed Network, Acid Reign's cover of Hanging On The Telephone. Megadeth and The Quireboys played.
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                                        • Up to a Top 40 this week.

                                          3 Feb 90

                                          01(01) Mo More Mr Nice Guy - Megadeth [28]
                                          02(02) Hey You - Quireboys [24]
                                          03 (-) Come Back Baby - Dan Reed Network [65]
                                          04(03) Big Wedge - Fish
                                          05(14) House Of Fire - Alice Cooper [83]
                                          06(04) Smoke On The Water - Rock Aid Armenia
                                          07(06) Living In Sin - Bon Jovi
                                          08(05) Money - Shy
                                          09(11) Infinite Dreams - Iron Maiden
                                          10(08) 7 O'clock - Quireboys
                                          11(07) Janie's Got A Gun - Aerosmith
                                          12(10) When I See You Smile - Bad English
                                          13(09) The Uninvited Guest - Marillion
                                          14(23) Heart The Hunter - Great White
                                          15(17) Fool For Your Loving - Whitesnake
                                          16(16) State Of Mind - Fish
                                          17(18) Sun King - The Cult
                                          18(26) Nightrain - Guns N' Roses
                                          19(25) Lay Your Hands On Me - Bon Jovi
                                          20 (re) Dead Jail or Rock and Roll - Michael Monroe
                                          21(19) Don't Pray For Me - Little Angels
                                          22(13) Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
                                          23(12) Just Between You And Me - Lou Gramm
                                          24(20) Beat The Bullet - Vain
                                          25(22) Bed Of Nails - Alice Cooper
                                          26(24) Little Dreamer - Status Quo
                                          27 (re) Forever Free - W.A.S.P.
                                          28(21) Inside Out - Gun
                                          29(15) Hide Your Heart - Kiss
                                          30 (re) Another Christmas Song - Jethro Tull
                                          31(29) Dr Feelgood - Motley Crue
                                          32 (re) Hooks In You - Marillion
                                          33 (re) It's All Coming Back To Me Now - Pandora's Box
                                          34 (re) Someday (You'll Come Running) - FM
                                          35 (re) Underneath Your Pillow - It Bites
                                          36(27) Hanging On The Telephone - Acid Reign
                                          37 (re) Poison Ivy - Faster Pussycat
                                          38 (re) Standing In The Shadows - Britny Fox
                                          39(28) She's So Fine - Thunder
                                          40(30) Love In An Elevator - Aerosmith

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                                          • Look how low Acid Reign are compared to Chart Show.
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                                            • 10 Feb 90

                                              01 (-) 18 And Life - Skid Row [12]
                                              02(02) Hey You - Quireboys [37]
                                              03(01) No More Mr Nice Guy - Megadeth [40]
                                              04 (-) Down The Wire - Adrian Smith And Project [75]
                                              05(03) Come Back Baby - Dan Reed Network
                                              06(05) House Of Fire - Alice Cooper
                                              07 (-) Power - Almighty
                                              08(04) Big Wedge - Fish
                                              09(06) Smoke On The Water - Rock Aid Armenia
                                              10(07) Living In Sin - Bon Jovi
                                              11(11) Janie's Got A Gun - Aerosmith
                                              12(08) Money - Shy
                                              13(09) Infinite Dreams - Iron Maiden
                                              14(10) 7 O'clock - Quireboys
                                              15(23) Just Between You And Me - Lou Gramm
                                              16(13) The Uninvited Guest - Marillion
                                              17(12) When I See You Smile - Bad English
                                              18(22) Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
                                              19(17) Sun King - The Cult
                                              20(18) Nightrain - Guns N' Roses
                                              21(14) Heart The Hunter - Great White
                                              22(16) State Of Mind - Fish
                                              23(25) Bed Of Nails - Alice Cooper
                                              24(21) Don't Pray For Me - Little Angels
                                              25(15) Fool For Your Loving - Whitesnake
                                              26(29) Hide Your Heart - Kiss
                                              27(28) Inside Out - Gun
                                              28(19) Lay Your Hands On Me - Bon Jovi
                                              29(re) Money (Everybody Loves Her) - Gun
                                              30(34) Someday (You'll Come Running) - FM
                                              31 ???
                                              32(27) Forever Free - W.A.S.P.
                                              33(32) Hooks In You - Marillion
                                              34 ???
                                              35(31) Dr Feelgood - Motley Crue
                                              36 ???
                                              37(39) She's So Fine - Thunder
                                              38 ???
                                              39 ???
                                              40 ???

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                                              • 17 Feb 90

                                                01(01) 18 And Life - Skid Row [13]
                                                02 (-) Epic - Faith No More [37]
                                                03 (-) Taking On The World - Gun [50]
                                                04(02) Hey You - Quireboys [61]
                                                05(03) No More Mr Nice Guy - Megadeth [62]
                                                06 (-) Everytime I Think Of You - FM [82]
                                                07(04) Down The Wire - Adrian Smith and Project
                                                08(07) Power - Almighty [96]
                                                09(05) Come Back Baby - Dan Reed Network
                                                10(08) Big Wedge - Fish
                                                11(06) House Of Fire - Alice Cooper
                                                12 (-) I Am Immortal - Mortal Sin
                                                13(09) Smoke On The Water - Rock Aid Armenia
                                                14(10) Living In Sin - Bon Jovi
                                                15(11) Janie's Got A Gun - Aerosmith
                                                16(16) The Uninvited Guest - Marillion
                                                17(18) Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
                                                18(12) Money - Shy
                                                19(17) When I See You Smile - Bad English
                                                20(19) Sun King - The Cult
                                                21(13) Infinite Dreams - Iron Maiden
                                                22(20) Nightrain - Guns N' Roses
                                                23(15) Just Between You And Me - Lou Gramm
                                                24(26) Hide Your Heart - Kiss
                                                25(25) Fool For Your Loving - Whitesnake
                                                26(23) Bed Of Nails - Alice Cooper
                                                27(14) 7 O'clock - Quireboys
                                                28(re) Mayfair - Quireboys
                                                29(28) Lay Your Hands On Me - Bon Jovi
                                                30(27) Inside Out - Gun
                                                31(33) Hooks In You - Marillion
                                                32(22) State Of Mind - Fish
                                                33(21) Heart The Hunter - Great White
                                                34(29) Money (Everybody Loves Her) - Gun
                                                35(24) Don't Pray For Me - Little Angels
                                                36(re) Love In An Elevator - Aerosmith
                                                37(32) Forever Free - W.A.S.P.
                                                38(30) Someday (You'll Come Running) - FM
                                                39(35) Dr Feelgood - Motley Crue
                                                40(37) She's So Fine - Thunder

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                                                • Don't see why they extended it when there's nothing much happening below 20.

                                                  The Chart Show Rock Chart 3rd February 1990



                                                  Acid Reign still top ten! Cher's Just Like Jessie James at 9. The Almighty are in as are A.S.A.P. - the more common name for Adrian Smith and Project.
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                                                  • Yes, a strange decision to extend the chart to a top 40 as most of the singles below number 20 are just older releases shuffling about the chart or re-entering.

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