This one, from 1989, is another of my Top 100 favorites, from when I lived in the UK. Technotronic and Pump Up The Jam.
One of my top 100 all time favorites. It’s still Saturday night, so let’s get on up with McFadden & Whitehead and Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now, from 1979.
This song, one of my favorites, by The Commodores reached Number 4, on the charts in the US, and reached Number 9 in the UK in 1977. It was issued on Motown, and was written by the Commodores lead singer, Lionel Richie. This is probably my favorite slow song, of all time.
This song, one of my favorites, by Otis Redding topped the charts in the US, and reached Number 3 in the UK in 1968. He finished recording this song a few days before he was tragically killed in an aircraft crash, in December 1967.
“In the Air Tonight” is the debut solo single by the English singer-songwriter and drummer Phil Collins. In 1981, it reached Number 2 on the UK charts and Number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Contact was a single by Edwin Starr, that peaked on the UK charts at Number 6 and reached Number 13 on the US R&B, and Number 65 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, in 1979.
This song, Uptown Top Ranking, by Althea & Donna, a Jamaican reggae vocal duo, reached number 1, in the UK in 1978. Notably, it was originally played by the late, influential, BBC Radio One DJ, John Peel, before being picked up by the more mainstream daytime Radio One DJ’s.
Dating from 1970, this song peaked at Number 1 in the UK, and on the US Billboard charts. It was recorded in 1967, but re-released on Motown in 1970 where it became a huge hit around the World.
Dating from 1970, this song peaked at Number 1 in the UK, and Number 3 on the Billboard charts. For me, it brings back memories of the Summer of 1970, when I remember hearing it on the Waltzer ride, at the local Fun Fair, in the US this would be at the Carnival.
In 1977, this song peaked at number 11 on the Billboard charts, the first top 20 hit, for Kansas.