Offering up a lost hit from 1/27/1990, it's from Sybil, who hit the Top 40 a couple of months earlier with a remake of Dionne Warwick's "Don't Make Me Over". She debuts with a remake of another Dionne classic, and would get as high as #74 on the Hot 100.
From 1/22/94, this one was on its way off the charts after peaking at #45. Made it to #14 on Modern Rock Tracks and #16 on Top 40 Mainstream. Their Neil Diamond and Elvis covers were both #1 hits in the US, but this original has a great feel to it. IMO it would have been a nice fit for Jimmy Cliff.
Post by 80sat40fan on Jan 25, 2015 15:08:24 GMT -5
My pick for Lost 90s Classic this week is a true one-hit wonder. Leah Andreone hit five different charts on Billboard with one song... "It's Alright, It's OK". This song never got above #57 on the Hot 100. On the 2/1/1997 chart, this song moved up 6 notches to #73 during the second of 20 weeks on the chart. After this song, she never had another hit any of Billboard's charts. Here is "It's Alright, It's OK":
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This is not exactly a classic but a hidden gem that made the Hot 100 but some of you probably don't know.
Bang was a male duo from Greece, they had some success in Europe in the 80s, but this was their only (minor) hit in the US. Holding my heart peaked at #93 in August 1990. If you like pop music from those years check this out. I really like it.
Edit: I just noticed you don't post any random hit, but one that was charting this very week a few years ago, sorry about that!
Post by 80sat40fan on Jan 31, 2015 18:57:06 GMT -5
Going back to the 2/11/1995 chart for this week's pick. Portishead formed in 1991 in Britain. Their music is so hard to describe that Wikipedia uses all of these groupings as their genres: trip hop, experimental rock, electronica, art rock, downtempo, and alternative rock. Their lone Hot 100 song debuted at #62 this week and would peak just eight notches higher at #54. This song received some good airplay on alternative rock stations. Here is, "Sour Times (Nobody Loves Me)":
My original pick for this week was going to be "Daughter" by Pearl Jam. While not a Lost 90s Classic on rock radio, the song debuted on the 2/3/96 chart at #97... its peak position! Next week, #99 and next week, out of the Hot 100! Pretty amazing that a song like that spent just two weeks on the Hot 100.
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Some history behind "Daughter": In 1995 or 1996, a bunch of Pearl Jam songs were released as singles for the first time. As such, they finally made the Billboard singles charts (remember, this was before the Hot 100 allowed airplay-only songs). So songs like "Daughter" ended up hitting the charts after their initial popularity ("Daughter" initially hit the Billboard Airplay chart in 1993 and peaked at #33; it also hit Radio and Records and peaked at #24). Also charting around that time were the songs "Jeremy", "Alive", and "Even Flow".
My pick for this week's Lost 90s Classic comes from the 2/14/98 chart. Mono was a band from the UK whose musical style was described as "trip hop". Their lone entry onto the Hot 100 debuted at #92 this week and would eventually top out at #70, enjoying a 15 week run. In the same group and song title vein as "In A Big Country" by Big Country or "Living In A Box" by Living In A Box, here is Mono with "Life In Mono":
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Going back to February 10, 1990 for this lost 90s classic. This band banged around Chicago's local scene for a number of years before charting nationally. This one peaked at #47 during a 13 week chart run.
Post by 80sat40fan on Feb 15, 2015 16:36:13 GMT -5
My pick for this week's Lost 90s Classic is from the 2/19/94 chart. It's hard to believe that Tori Amos has never had a Top 40 hit. She has sung some great songs such as "Winter", "Silent All These Years", "Cornflake Girl" and a fantastic rendition of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit". She debuted on the 2/19/94 chart at #89 with her first Hot 100 hit but would only get as high as #72 with this song. It would do much better on the Modern Rock Chart as it hit #1 there. Here is "God" by Tori Amos: