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Number 2 hits of 1995 & 1996

9th February 2012
Posted by Gateway 97.8

The nineties had everything. At least from a music point of view. One hit wonders, million sellers, catchy dance moves and record breaking stays at number one. There were also many brilliant songs which didn’t quite make it to the top of the charts.

Throughout 2012 the Nineties Revival has been revisiting each year of the decade and playing the number two hits from 1990-1996…so far. So if you missed what I’ve featured, the last two weeks of play lists are below. Coming up on Tuesday the 14th of February is 1997 when The Verve, Dario G and The Cardigans all narrowly missed out on being number one. The Nineties Revival is broadcast every Tuesday evening from 7 on Gateway 97.8 FM.

Tuesday 31st of January 2012

1995 was the year James Bond made a spectacular return to the cinema in Goldeneye and Brit Pop was at the height of its popularity with both Oasis and Blur releasing Country House and Roll With It at the same time. Pulp and Supergrass enjoyed number two hits in 1995 too. The Nineties Revival revisited 1982 and 1990 with some Joe Cocker in both decades.

Plus we dug out a forgotten classic from the Soup Dragons and featured Eternal’s album ‘Always and Forever’ which became the first album by a female group in the UK to sell more than a million.

The Playlist:

Madison Avenue, Don’t Call Me Baby.
Gina G, Oh Ah Just A Little Bit.
Jennifer Warnes & Joe Cocker, Up Where We Belong.
Joe Cocker, Unchain My Heart.
Pet Shop Boys, New York City Boy.
Billie Ray Martin, Your Loving Arms.
Jam & Spoon, Right In The Night.
Spice Girls, Who Do You Think You Are.
Fatboy Slim, Right Here Right Now.
Wendy Moten, Come In Out Of The Rain.
Soup Dragons, I’m Free.

Boyzone, Love Me For A Reason.
N Trance, Set You Free.
MN8, I’ve Got A Little Something For You.
Pulp, Common People.
Diana King, Shy Guy.
Oasis, Roll With It.
N Trance, Stayin’ Alive.
Meatloaf, I’d Lie For You & That’s The Truth.
Oasis, Wonderwall.
Nicki French, Total Eclipse Of The Heart.
Supergrass, Alright.
Eternal, Oh Baby I.Tuesday 7th of February 2012

The Retro Chart revisited the number two hits of 1996 this week. It was the year we first saw an episode of The Simpsons on terrestrial TV along with The Demon Headmaster and Airport. GM foods went on sale in British supermarkets and Damon Hill was the F1 champion. We also featured a track from the number two album Travelling Without Moving by Jamiroquai.

Lyrical Challenge: “I think I remember the film, And as I recall, I think, we both kinda liked it”.
Answer: Deep Blue Something, Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

The Playlist:

Ricky Martin, Maria.
Texas, Halo.
Level 42, Lessons In Love (Eighties in the Nineties)
Level 42, Guaranteed.
Tina Cousins, Killin’ Time (Dancefloor Anthem)
M People, Sight For Sore Eyes.
Freak Power, Turn On, Tune In & Cop Out (A to Z of the Nineties)
Frances Nero, Footsteps Following Me.
KWS, Please Don’t Go.
Travis, Why Does It Always Rain On Me (Alternative Nineties)
Ultimate Kaos, Some Girls (Forgotten Classic)

Manic Street Preachers, A Design For Life.
Bluetones, Slight Return.
Toni Braxton, Unbreak My Heart.
Robbie Williams, Freedom.
Kula Shaker, Hey Dude.
Donna Lewis, I Love You Always Forever (US #2)
Peter Andre, Mysterious Girl.
East 17 & Gabrielle, If You Ever.
Los Del Rio, Macarena.
Fugees, No Woman No Cry.
Underworld, Born Slippy (Movie Soundtrack)
Jamiroquai, Alright (Album #2)