Back to the 90s: January 1990 [40-1]

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Postby Thriller » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:54 pm

8: Fish – Big Wedge



Derek William Dick, better known by his stage name Fish, is a Scottish singer-songwriter and occasional actor. He achieved prominence as the lead singer and lyricist of the neo-progressive rock band Marillion from 1981 until 1988. In his solo career, Fish has also explored contemporary pop and traditional folk. This lead single (an explicit criticism of capitalist greed) stays true to his rock roots and is a proper upbeat, catchy rock bop!
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Postby Thriller » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:00 pm

7: Jimmy Somerville – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)



James William Somerville is a Scottish pop singer and songwriter. He sang in the 1980s with the pop groups Bronski Beat and The Communards, and has also had a solo career. He is known in particular for his powerful and soulful countertenor/falsetto singing voice. This cover of Sylvester's iconic 1978 hit was Jimmy's biggest solo single and it remains extremely faithful to the original, just giving it a Communards-esque twist with added brass and campness.
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Postby Erotica » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:49 pm

I love your #7 soooooo much <3
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Postby heppolo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:44 pm

Fish was quite weird
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Postby Thriller » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:53 am

6: Culture Beat – (Cherry Lips) Der Erdbeermund (ft. Jo Van Nelsen)



Culture Beat is a German Eurodance project formed in 1989 by producer and DJ Torsten Fenslau. The act has gone through a number of line-up changes over the years; they achieved the most success whilst fronted by singer Tania Evans and rapper Jay Supreme This is a different sound to their trademark, much more laidback and house-influenced with a re-recorded English vocal for the UK market by German singer and actor Jo Van Nelsen. I enjoyed discovering this, very nice!
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Postby biscuits » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:55 am

biscuits wrote:Don't know any of these songs.
TheRealest wrote:Chy tf plz biscuits girl
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Postby Thriller » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:03 pm

5: Everything But The Girl – Driving



Everything but the Girl (sometimes referred to as EBTG) were an English musical duo, formed in Hull in 1982, consisting of lead singer and occasional guitarist Tracey Thorn and guitarist, keyboardist, producer and singer Ben Watt. Driving followed up their biggest hit at that time, a cover of I Don't Want To Talk About It, but it stalled outside the top 40 - it's a sophisticated jazz/pop number which was remixed by Todd Terry in 1996 for a single re-release at the peak of their success.
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Postby JSparksFan » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:12 pm

"You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" is good!
And the category is: LIVE. WORK. POSE!
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Postby SummerPeur » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:59 pm

So i listened to: Everything But The Girl – Driving

and it sounds so familiar and I don't know why.......

I enjoyed it a lot though :)
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Postby Goldmoney » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:54 am

biscuits wrote:
biscuits wrote:Don't know any of these songs.
I’m just waiting on Her name is Mariah
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Postby heppolo » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:15 am

EBTG is a great band, "Driving" is a fine example of sophisti-pop
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Postby Thriller » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:17 am

4: Technotronic – Get Up (Before The Night Is Over) (ft. Ya Kid K)



Technotronic was a Belgian electronic music project formed in 1988 by Jo Bogaert, who originally gained notoriety in the early 1980s as part of a cover band and as a solo artist under various new beat projects, including The Acts of Madmen and Nux Nemo. Together with vocalist Ya Kid K, he produced the hit single Pump Up The Jam, which was originally an instrumental. This catchy follow-up matched its peak in the UK and credits Ya Kid K instead of Felly who was just a miming model.
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Postby Thriller » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:21 am

3: Janet Jackson – Come Back To Me



Janet Damita Jo Jackson (the youngest child of the Jackson family) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. Known for sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, and elaborate stage shows, she has been a prominent figure in popular culture for over thirty years. This is a silky, R&B ballad which served as the fifth single from Rhythm Nation 1814. The production and Janet's vocal are such a sweet combination on this.
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Postby Erotica » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:46 pm

#4 and #3 are good :)
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Postby JSparksFan » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:31 pm

"Come Back to Me" is good!
And the category is: LIVE. WORK. POSE!
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Postby Thriller » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:12 pm

2: Cher – Just Like Jesse James



Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian)is an American singer and actress. Sometimes called the Goddess of Pop, she has been described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry. She is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her six-decade-long career. This single came during her "rock'n'roll" era after she re-ignited her career in the late 80s and it is one of her best sing-a-long anthems.
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Postby Thriller » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:18 pm

1: Sinead O'Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U



Magda Davitt (born Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor) is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion And The Cobra. She has occasionally encountered controversy, partly due to her statements and gestures and her strongly expressed views on organised religion, women's rights, war, and child abuse. Her arrangement of Prince's Nothing Compares 2 U catapulted her to international fame and rightly so - it's one of the most beautiful and haunting recordings/vocals of all time.
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Postby heppolo » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:34 pm

^The ultimate highlight. Too bad she never managed to build a successful career
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Postby JakeP » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:19 pm

Thriller wrote:1: Sinead O'Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U



Magda Davitt (born Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor) is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion And The Cobra. She has occasionally encountered controversy, partly due to her statements and gestures and her strongly expressed views on organised religion, women's rights, war, and child abuse. Her arrangement of Prince's Nothing Compares 2 U catapulted her to international fame and rightly so - it's one of the most beautiful and haunting recordings/vocals of all time.
Sensational cover. Hauntingly beautiful and incredibly heartfelt considering Sinead was singing Prince's song. This is a prime example of how to deliver a first class cover version. <3 :(
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Postby Erotica » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:45 pm

I hate that #1 though :lol:
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Postby JSparksFan » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:17 pm

I hadn't heard "Just Like Jessie James" in ages! It's so much better than I remember it being!

"Nothing Compares 2 U" is special. Sinead was a unique talent.
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Postby Thriller » Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:39 pm

JANUARY 1990
31/12/89 - 03/02/90


Here is the top 40 in full, with the song's actual UK chart peak in brackets.

01 [01] Sinead O'Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
02 [11] Cher – Just Like Jesse James
03 [20] Janet Jackson – Come Back To Me
04 [02] Technotronic – Get Up (Before The Night Is Over) (ft. Ya Kid K)
05 [54] Everything But The Girl – Driving
06 [55] Culture Beat – (Cherry Lips) Der Erdbeermund (ft. Jo Van Nelsen)
07 [05] Jimmy Somerville – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
08 [25] Fish – Big Wedge
09 [13] And Why Not? - The Face
10 [10] Rod Stewart – Downtown Train
11 [77] Terry, Blair & Anouchka – Ultra Modern Nursery Rhyme
12 [46] UB40 – Here I Am (Come And Take Me)
13 [21] Deacon Blue – Queen Of The New Year
14 [04] Mantronix – Got To Have Your Love (ft. Wondress)
15 [11] Del Amitri – Nothing Ever Happens
16 [04] Lonnie Gordon – Happenin' All Over Again
17 [53] Age Of Chance – Higher Than Heaven
18 [15] Martika – More Than You Know
19 [84] Basia – Baby You're Mine
20 [56] Hijack – The Badman Is Robbin'
21 [33] Kym Mazelle – Was That All It Was
22 [12] The Mission – Butterfly On A Wheel
23 [10] Yell! - Instant Replay
24 [52] Tanita Tikaram – We Almost Got It Together
25 [76] Carmel – You Can Have Him
26 [38] Renegade Soundwave – Probably A Robbery
27 [14] Quireboys – Hey You
28 [52] Deskee – Let There Be House
29 [48] The Alarm – Love Don't Come Easy
30 [65] Fidelfatti with Ronnette – Just Wanna Touch Me
31 [12] Skid Row – 18 And Life
32 [92] The Psychedelic Furs – House
33 [25] Eric Clapton – Bad Love
34 [19] The Beloved – Hello
35 [07] Phil Collins – I Wish It Would Rain Down
36 [30] Raze – All 4 Love (Break 4 Love) (ft. Lady J & The Secretary Of Ent)
37 [77] Smokie – Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
38 [16] Lil Louis And The World – I Called U (But You Weren't There)
39 [89] Da Posse – Searchin' Hard (ft. Martell)
40 [89] Seven – Inside Love

Come back soon for February 1990!
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