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UK Top 40 Singles July 25 1981
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May 23, 2019 04:39 PM PDT
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There’s a little bit of Shaky, Reo Speedwagon, Michael Jackson, Bad Manners and Kate Bush in this offering of the official chart from July 1981. Six new entries in all including, Carl Carlton, Duran Duran, Louis Clark and Stevie Wonder. SKA was making an impact as the battle for the top included the iconic single of 1981 from The Specials and Bad Manners.

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Also vying for the top were the ever popular latest mix from Stars On 45 and Mr Wonder as the highest new entry. Who has landed where? Take a trip back in time to find out. 1981 here we come! Comedy Gold from Chic Murray. Enjoy!

              

Billboard Hot 100 November 22 1986
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May 10, 2019 01:29 AM PDT
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It’s 1986 America. Movies doing the rounds are “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (movie vehicle for Whoopi Goldberg, “An American Tail” and Alex Cox’s bio of “Sid And Nancy”. The Centennial celebrations of the Statue of Liberty are underway in New York, and Mike Tyson beats Trevor Berbick in his first professional World Title win.

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Music wise here, we have Steve Winwood, The Pretenders, The Bangles and some Cameo on the way. The fight for the top is with Madonna, Bon Jovi, Boston and Human League. More great songs of the era “True Colors”, “Hip To Be Square” and “Shake You Down” do you remember who sang them? Enjoy!

              

UK Top 40 Singles February 21 1987
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April 23, 2019 12:46 PM PDT
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The world was an arduous place in 1987. Terry Waite, the envoy, becomes a kidnap victim in West Asia until 1991. There were many woes around the world, the sinking of the ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise, the Hungerford massacre, the "Great Storm", the Remembrance Day Bombing in Northern Ireland and the King's Cross fire. Haven’t we rather heard of these types of things every few years since? Margaret Thatcher became the longest serving British Prime Minister since Lord Liverpool in the early 19th century after securing a third term in office. The world is not moving on people. Anyhoo!

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This is the UK chart from February that year, Andy Warhol died Feb 23 this year. There were re-entries for some old sixties classics, The Blow Monkeys, Mental As Anything, Eric Clapton and the late Gwen Guthrie all make impressions on this chart. Reminisce, enjoy and make the world troubles go away (for a while anyway!).Enjoy!

              

Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 December 28 1985
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April 17, 2019 12:02 PM PDT
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Back to 1985, with a bit of Corey Hart, Sade, Gloria Estefan, Phil Collins, Wham! and Lionel Richie. The albums hold some Tears For Fears, John Cougar and Jan Hammer. We have the entire Top 20 singles and some of the bottom as well as the Top 10 Hot 200 Albums.

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Classic songs to see you through “How Will I Know”, “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going”, “My Hometown”, “Small Town”, “Say You Say Me”, “I’m Your Man”, “Walk Of Life” and plenty more to tame that eighties fire inside. Enjoy!

              

Non-Stop Nineties Ep004
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April 15, 2019 10:29 AM PDT
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Some huge nineties dance floor fillers, Robin S ‘Show Me Love’, Nomad '(I Wanna Give You) De - Vo - Tion' Billie Ray Martin 'Your Loving Arms', as well as some rock staples of the period from Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band, Bush and Third Eye Blind.

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For the Pop fans, Jimmy Sommerville, Kenny Thomas, Frances Nero, Simply Red, and Tasmin Archer. Not forgetting the Hip-Hop fans in Del La Soul and 2Pac. There’s a lot more to sweeten those music tastebuds Enjoy!

              

Sensational Sounds Of The 70s ep004
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March 28, 2019 09:20 AM PDT
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Back to the decade of big afros and glam! Flares and big glasses. Let’s hope they never ran out of lollipops ‘Kojak’ was grumpy enough! Musically, there were hidden gems galore. Donald Byrd, Roy Ayers, The Raspberries and even Jethro Tull outside of their classic hits.

A mix of disco, soul and rock coming up Crown Heights Affair, Bad Company, Patti Smith, Fleetwood Mac, Donna Summer, Jean Knight, Queen, Blondie, Edwin Starr and Dire Straits. Classic hits from T-Rex, Earth Wind & Fire, The Crusaders and Tom Petty. Enjoy!

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UK Top 40 Singles March 5 1988
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March 23, 2019 02:22 PM PDT
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Terence Trent D’Arby, was all over the album chart like flies on shhh shh sheep-dip. Derek B, Belinda Carlisle and The Bangles were zooming up that singles chart with fire under their ass ass assertive positioning. Entire Top 20 Singles coming up and albums too, not bad.

Kylie was taking on all contenders for the number one in previous weeks, has she done it again? Eddy Grant, Aswad, Aztec Camera, Echo & The Bunnymen, Erasure, Morrissey, Mel And Kim, Rick Astley, Taja Sevelle and Johnny Hates Jazz are all in there. A great little delve into the late eighties. Enjoy!

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UK Top 40 Singles June 26 1999
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March 13, 2019 11:14 AM PDT
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Here we are in the land of 1999, ah yes the end of the world just around the corner. Well, Adam Rickitt was in the chart so that could amount to something similar. Expect some Madonna, Cher, Britney Spears and Jewel. We play all the Top 20 singles for you.

Marilyn Manson tell us ‘Rock Is Dead’, even though we have some Flaming Lips, Aerosmith, and Lit in the chart. A look into the Top 10 Albums, more music from Vengaboys, Whitney Houston, TLC, Shanks and Bigfoot, N-Sync, Backstreet Boys and Shania Twain. A-rollin’ back to the 90s we go. Enjoy!

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VH1's Greatest Songs of the 90s Top 40
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March 09, 2019 03:15 AM PST
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This is VH1’s list of the greatest songs of the 90s. Here you will find some House of Pain, Oasis, Spice Girls, as well as Celine Dion, Pearl Jam and those boppy Hanson boys. The entire Top 20 played in full as well as a few played from the bottom half.

We take in Soundgarden, Eminem and Alanis Morissette. We are counting you down the forty greatest songs of the 90s according to a poll by Vh1. Get some classic songs such as “Baby Got Back”, “Enter Sandman”, “Wonderwall”, “Iris” and many, many more it’s all good in the hood. Enjoy!

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UK Official Top 40 February 5 1983
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October 20, 2014 08:19 AM PDT
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Breakfast Television hits British TV screens for the first time. This is the year seatbelts become mandatory for drivers and front seat passengers in cars. In March, the CD goes on sale in the UK for the first time and the Austin Metro becomes Britain’s best-selling car. In Movies, ‘The Year Of Living Dangerously’ ‘Videodrome’, ‘The Sting II’, ‘The Entity’ and ‘Local Hero’.

1983 in music, The UK Singles Chart is run by Gallup from January. We lose Karen Carpenter, just a month before her 33rd birthday. Michael Jackson debuts ‘Billie Jean’ and the eventual biggest-selling album of all time ‘Thriller’. ‘Billie Jean’ debuts on this chart as well as a number of other artists in the top 40, China Crisis, Prince, Toto (in the 80s), Level 42, Thompson Twins, as well as massive hits from Phil Collins, Men At Work, Joe Jackson, Eddy Grant, Tears For Fears and Joe Cocker/Jennifer Warnes. It’s February 1983, what a year!

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