Released in 1991, this was and still is James' biggest hit to date just missing out on the top spot which was taken by Chesney Hawkes. Another injustice, Eh! Frontman Tim Booth left the group last year but they say they will keep going.
Set You Free, which features Kelly Llorrena on vocals, charted as high as number two in the U.K. and become the highest-selling dance single of 1995. That year, N-Trance recorded their first full-length album, Electronic Pleasure.
Early 90's Baggy group more influenced with dance music rather than the Beatles fronted by Mike Edwards. Jesus Jones were famous for a year around the turn of the decade. This cut was their most successful reaching number 7 in January 1991.
The Jam's Greatest Hits - Album Released 1991 (Song released 1982)
This is a personal choice of album as I would recommend it to new fans who might have heard of it for the first time like Aled today. The Jam was made up of Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler. This was released in their final year together as Foxton and Weller went on to form the Style Council.
Formed in the Stafford area, Bizarre Inc. made an immediate impact with this 1991 debut single, a massive club hit which topped the UK dance charts; X-Static, Plutonic and Raise Me followed prior to the release of their 1992 debut LP Energique. You can get Playing With Knives on the compilation that Chris used which was Back to the Old Skool.
Come on now, dont knock it, its a good tune. Taken from the hugely popular (at the time I must add) To The Extreme album from 1990. Ice's career was a one hit wonder in the UK and his burnout culminated in making programmes for Granada Men & Motors at the end of the decade. Celebrity Boxing beckoned in the US and was soundly beaten by Willis from Diff'rent Strokes.
To celebrate 50 years of the Charts, this week's Tedious links will all be Number 1's. Today's was released in 1991 and knocked Bryan Adams' record breaker Everything I Do off the top due to it being deleted a week later. It can be found either on Achtung Baby or the new compilation U2 1990-2000, released last week.
It's Oasis time again with their number 1 which was released in 1997 from their album Be Here Now. Released on a Thursday, it still had managed to sell over 300,000 by the end of that Saturday night. Oasis have never been number 1 for more than one week.
There is no denying that Madonna is the most influential female artist. Q would tell you its PJ Harvey, my arse. The cut was her notorious Like A Prayer which hit number 1 in 1989. The video sparked controversy & complaints from the Catholic Church. You will find this along with her 80's classics on her first best of Immaculate Collection which you can get special offer at the moment at 7:99 at selected high street stores.
This was the biggest selling song of 1989. They were also the only chart act from Italy to have 3 top 10 hits in the UK. This track sampled an old vocal whilst they got a French Model to mime it on stage. You can find it on what I bought last weekend: The Very Best Euphoric Old Skool Breakdown.
Tim Burgess fronted band hailing from Northwich. Their keyboardist Rob Collins died in 1996. The Best Of came from 1998 which was called Melting Pot but you can find it on Sorted, 40 Madchester Anthems. This was their debut hit from 1990 and reached number 9.
This track remains a watershed in the history of sampling, heralding its gradual absorption from hip hop into dance music and ultimately the pop mainstream. The 1987 record was the brainchild of 4AD chief Ivo Watts-Russell, who assembled M/A/R/R/S' line-up from the ranks of label acts Colourbox and AR Kane.
Groove Armada are Andy Cato & Tom Findlay. If Everybody Looked the Same was their breakthrough hit and reached 25 in May 1999. This is taken from debut album Vertigo. They followed this up with the chillout classic At The River.
Nomad was the London-based duo of Damon Rochefort, who handled programming and production, and soulful singer Sharon Dee Clarke. Although the duo only lasted for one album, 1991's Changing Cabins, that record featured todays tedious link, which reached number 2 in February 1991. It can be found on Dave's CD of the moment Back to the Old Skool.
Sonya from Echobelly, she was nice wasnt she. Sonya Madan fronted the band and this track reached number 25 at the end of 1995. The best place to find it would be their Greatest Hits released last year or if you buy Q, it was on their Driving CD.