Yesterday was my 52nd birthday in Real Life, so I decided to go find out what was the UK No.1 single for this week in each year since I was born. 🙂
Some gems in there, plus a few surprises. Also, a lot of ‘WTF?’ songs, which I decided not to play. Though I might throw those into a future show… 😉
Truth be told, some of the more recent entries served to remind me how out-of-touch I am with current ‘pop’ music. Then again, I’d rather listen to (and purchase) stuff that speaks to me, and not follow the crowd. 🙂
1968 — Baby Come Back — The Equals 1969 — Something In The Air — Thunderclap Newman 1970 — In the Summertime — Mungo Jerry 1971 — Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep — Middle of the Road 1974 — She — Charles Aznavour 1976 — You to Me Are Everything — The Real Thing 1978 — You’re the One That I Want — John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John 1979 — Are ‘Friends’ Electric? — Tubeway Army & Gary Numan 1980 — Xanadu — Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra 1981 — Ghost Town — The Specials 1982 — Happy Talk — Captain Sensible 1983 — Baby Jane — Rod Stewart 1984 — Two Tribes — Frankie Goes to Hollywood 1985 — Frankie — Sister Sledge 1986 — Papa Don’t Preach — Madonna 1987 — It’s a Sin — Pet Shop Boys 1989 — Back to Life — Soul II Soul 1991 — (Everything I Do) I Do It for You — Bryan Adams 1992 — Take a Chance on Me — Erasure (from Abba-Esque EP) 1993 — Dreams — Gabrielle 1994 — Love Is All Around — Wet Wet Wet 1996 — Killing Me Softly With His Song — Fugees 1998 — Because We Want To — Billie Piper 1999 — 9 PM – Till I Come — ATB 2000 — The Real Slim Shady — Eminem 2001 — Another Chance — Roger Sanchez 2002 — A Little Less Conversation — Elvis Presley & JXL 2003 — Crazy in Love (feat. Jay-Z) — Beyoncé 2006 — Hips Don’t Lie (feat. Wyclef Jean) — Shakira 2007 — Umbrella (feat. JAY-Z) — Rihanna 2009 — Evacuate the Dancefloor — Cascada 2010 — California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg) — Katy Perry 2013 — Love Me Again — John Newman 2014 — Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea) — Ariana Grande 2017 — Despacito — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee 2018 — Shotgun — George Ezra
First off, apologies for the radio silence (pun intended) most of last week — I wasn’t feeling well, so didn’t do my mid-week show.
Also, I’m late posting this because I forgot to do this on Monday. Bite me, I’m allowed senior moments! 😛
Anyways, here’s Sunday’s show recording plus tracklisting. Unfortunately, one song decided that it didn’t want to play, so the show is a little shorter than normal. Theme was chill-out. I hope you enjoy! 🙂
Glass Bird Movement — ISAN Ransom Notes — SOHN Sel Alterat — Boc Scadet Gniddt – Arovane Seq Changing Airborne — The Flashbulb Lit — Kiasmos Eagles Above — Teen Daze Offal Waffle — Little People Maghellen — Bola Away From — Robot Koch Nat’s Twirly Mug — Kelpe Several — Christian Kleine Blooms Eventually — Pulseprogramming New Bimple — µ-Ziq Rustdusk – Kiln Levite — Vladislav Delay Smile — kaito Second Sense — Jon Hopkins Analogue Bubblebath — Aphex Twin
I had a hiccup with the broadcast, the sound cut out at my end and then the music froze while I was rerouting the audio, so I had to stop and start the streamer to get things going again. Thankfully, I didn't lose the recording, and was able to stitch the whole show together again once I was off-air. —Spiffy
I decided to go with a New Jack Swing theme for today’s show. 🙂 It was fun to put together the playlist, and I’ve not heard some of these songs in a very long time. Yes, there is some fruity language in the lyrics, just so you know. 😉
My Prerogative — Bobby Brown Poison — Bell Biv DeVoe Around the Way Girl — LL Cool J Right Here (Human Nature Radio Mix) — SWV Don’t Walk Away — Jade I Want Her — Keith Sweat Uhh Ahh (Remix) — Boyz II Men Groove Me — Guy Rumors — Timex Social Club Casanova — Levert Sensitivity — Ralph Tresvant Nite and Day — Al B. Sure! The Rain — Oran “Juice” Jones Return of the Mack — Mark Morrison If I Had No Loot — Tony! Toni! Toné! This Is How We Do It — Montell Jordan Now That We Found Love (feat. Aaron Hall) — Heavy D. & The Boyz I Wanna Sex You Up (Single Mix) — Color Me Badd I Love Your Smile — Shanice Hold On — En Vogue Freek’n You — Jodeci Real Love — Mary J. Blige Do the Right Thing — Redhead Kingpin
I’m going to start posting the recordings of my radio shows and DJ sets here, usually the day after they go out. This is from my mid-week show Spiffy Probes Your Ears which I broadcast from The Hold of Axe Fjord in Second Life yesterday at 12pm Pacific Time / 8pm UK time.
I decided to go with a house / techno / electronic mix this week, to keep things upbeat. 🙂 Lots of SL17B talk throughout the show too.
Rheji Burrell & The Utopia Project — Epiphany Ben Hixon & JT Donaldson — D.I.P Bruise — Jagged Angels Denham Audio — Make U Move Ciel & Ali Berger — Damn Skippy! Sweely — I Gotta Keep On (S.R Piano Remix) Rheji Burrell & N.Y. House’n Authority — 4th Time Mezey & Nosho — Zeus Dub Galcher Lustwerk — Speed (AceMoMa Remix) Private Press — Untitled A2 Chicken Lips — Goldenlips (DJ Sotofett’s Golden Funk Mix) Cooper Saver — Pacific Visions Earth Boys — Got It To Work Patrice Scott — Rain Dance Kick.S — Amadeus Hieroglyphic Being — Side 2 Side (Black Hands Version) Mano Le Tough — Kind Of