Chart Hits

Here is another attempt at rewriting pop history – my Chart Hits series complete with Spotify playlists linked below. This project works on the following assumptions:
1) A start date of 28 November 1983.
2) From 1984 onwards, there are three volumes per year. It finishes on 18 November 1991.
3) No licencing restrictions.
4) The Now and Hits series never existed. However, the focus here is still on top 40 hits with the occasional punt on a new release that was expected to do well.
5) Each of the 25 volumes consists of 30 songs over four sides of vinyl – you need to take the side breaks into account when listening to the Spotify playlists. As always, I would encourage people not to use the shuffle option as sequencing and track flow is key.

Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments box below.

Chart Hits Volume 1
Record 1 Side 1
01 Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson – Say Say Say
02 Siouxsie & The Banshees – Dear Prudence
03 David Bowie – Modern Love
04 Limahl – Only For Love
05 Duran Duran – Union Of The Snake
06 Howard Jones – New Song
07 Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now

Record 1 Side 2
08 Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
09 UB40 – Red Red Wine
10 KC & The Sunshine Band – Give It Up
11 Lionel Richie – All Night Long
12 Tina Turner – Let’s Stay Together
13 Paul Young – Come Back And Stay
14 Rock Steady Crew – Hey You (The Rock Steady Crew)
15 Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance

Record 2 Side 1
01 Rolling Stones – Undercover Of The Night
02 Elton John – I’m Still Standing
03 Billy Joel – Uptown Girl
04 The Kinks – Come Dancing
05 Shakin’ Stevens – I Cry Just A Little Bit
06 Kajagoogoo – Big Apple
07 Yes – Owner Of A Lonely Heart

Record 2 Side 2
08 The Assembly – Never Never
09 Tracy Ullman – They Don’t Know
10 Aztec Camera – Oblivious
11 Nick Heyward – Blue Hat For A Blue Day
12 The Cure – The Love Cats
13 Simple Minds – Waterfront
14 Madness – The Sun And The Rain
15 Genesis – That’s All

Released 28/11/1983


Chart Hits Volume 2
Record 1 Side 1
01 Nena – 99 Red Balloons
02 Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
03 Madonna – Holiday
04 Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
05 Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me
06 Michael Jackson – P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
07 Phil Fearon & Galaxy – What Do I Do
08 Sade – Your Love Is King

Record 1 Side 2
09 Queen – Radio Ga Ga
10 Slade – My Oh My
11 Lionel Richie – Hello
12 Flying Pickets – Only You
13 Paul McCartney – Pipes Of Peace
14 Howard Jones – Hide And Seek
15 Culture Club – Victims

Record 2 Side 1
01 Paul Young – Love Of The Common People
02 UB40 – Cherry Oh Baby
03 Nik Kershaw – Wouldn’t It Be Good
04 Thompson Twins – Doctor! Doctor!
05 Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days
06 Fiction Factory – (Feels Like) Heaven
07 The Style Council – My Ever-Changing Moods
08 Madness – Michael Caine

Record 2 Side 2
09 The Police – King Of Pain
10 Eurythmics – Here Comes The Rain Again
11 Simple Minds – Speed Your Love To Me
12 The Smiths – What Difference Does It Make?
13 China Crisis – Wishful Thinking
14 Duran Duran – New Moon On Monday
15 Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon

Released 26/03/1984


Chart Hits Volume 3
Record 1 Side 1
01 Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes
02 Human League – The Lebanon
03 Ultravox – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
04 Blancmange – Don’t Tell Me
05 Bananarama – Robert De Niro’s Waiting
06 Nik Kershaw – I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
07 Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
08 Phil Collins – Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)

Record 1 Side 2
09 Duran Duran – The Reflex
10 Queen – I Want To Break Free
11 Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
12 Spandau Ballet – Only When You Leave
13 Elton John – Sad Songs (Say So Much)
14 Alison Moyet – Love Resurrection
15 Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy

Record 2 Side 1
01 Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It?
02 Shakatak – Down On The Street
03 The Special AKA – Nelson Mandela
04 The Style Council – You’re The Best Thing
05 The Kane Gang – Closest Thing To Heaven
06 The Smiths – Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now
07 Propaganda – Dr Mabuse
08 Madness – One Better Day

Record 2 Side 2
09 Pointer Sisters – Automatic
10 Deniece Williams – Let’s Hear It For The Boy
11 Change – Change Of Heart
12 Rufus featuring Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
13 Grandmaster & Melle Mel – White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It)
14 Ollie & Jerry – Breakin’…There’s No Stopping Us
15 Prince – When Doves Cry

Released 23/07/1984


Chart Hits Volume 4
Record 1 Side 1
01 Duran Duran – The Wild Boys
02 Madonna – Like A Virgin
03 David Bowie – Blue Jean
04 Ultravox – Love’s Great Adventure
05 Alphaville – Big In Japan
06 Eurythmics – Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty Four)
07 Freddie Mercury – Love Kills
08 Limahl – Never Ending Story

Record 1 Side 2
09 Wham! – Freedom
10 Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder – Together In Electric Dreams
11 Level 42 – Hot Water
12 Laura Branigan – Self Control
13 ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin’
14 Paul McCartney – No More Lonely Nights
15 The Cars – Drive

Record 2 Side 1
01 Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
02 Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters
03 Sade – Smooth Operator
04 Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You
05 George Michael – Careless Whisper
06 Tina Turner – Private Dancer
07 Prince – Purple Rain

Record 2 Side 2
08 U2 – Pride (In The Name Of Love)
09 The Style Council – Shout To The Top
10 Heaven 17 – This Is Mine
11 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Tesla Girls
12 The Smiths – William, It Was Really Nothing
13 Depeche Mode – Master And Servant
14 Malcolm McLaren – Madam Butterfly
15 Neil – Hole In My Shoe

Released 26/11/1984


Chart Hits Volume 5
Record 1 Side 1
01 Wham! – Everything She Wants
02 Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome To The Pleasuredome
03 Stephen TinTin Duffy – Kiss Me
04 Strawberry Switchblade – Since Yesterday
05 The Colourfield – Thinking Of You
06 Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
07 Kirsty MacColl – A New England
08 Billy Bragg – Between The Wars

Record 1 Side 2
09 Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – Easy Lover
10 Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is
11 David Bowie & Pat Metheny Group – This Is Not America
12 Spandau Ballet – Round And Round
13 Paul Young – Everything Must Change
14 Commodores – Nightshift
15 Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson – I Know Him So Well

Record 2 Side 1
01 Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
02 Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better
03 King – Love And Pride
04 Prince – 1999
05 Loose Ends – Hangin’ On A String (Contemplating)
06 Madonna – Material Girl
07 Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark
08 Shakin’ Stevens – Breaking Up My Heart

Record 2 Side 2
09 Tears For Fears – Shout
10 Thompson Twins – Lay Your Hands On Me
11 Nik Kershaw – The Riddle
12 Bryan Adams – Run To You
13 Big Country – Just A Shadow
14 Amii Stewart – Friends
15 The Dream Academy – Life In A Northern Town

Released 01/04/1985


Chart Hits Volume 6
Record 1 Side 1
01 Dire Straits – Money For Nothing
02 Billy Idol – White Wedding
03 Duran Duran – A View To A Kill
04 The Power Station – Some Like It Hot
05 Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
06 U2 – The Unforgettable Fire
07 Eurythmics – There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)

Record 1 Side 2
08 Paul Hardcastle – 19
09 Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home
10 Stephen TinTin Duffy – Icing On The Cake
11 The Style Council – Walls Come Tumbling Down
12 Simply Red – Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)
13 Marillion – Kayleigh
14 Paul Young – Every Time You Go Away
15 The RAH Band – Clouds Across The Moon

Record 2 Side 1
01 Sister Sledge – Frankie
02 DeBarge – Rhythm Of The Night
03 Go West – We Close Our Eyes
04 Scritti Politti – The Word Girl
05 Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F
06 Bryan Ferry – Slave To Love
07 Phyllis Nelson – Move Closer
08 Madonna – Crazy For You

Record 2 Side 2
09 The Cure – Inbetween Days
10 The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
11 Animotion – Obsession
12 Chris Rea – Stainsby Girls
13 Bruce Springsteen – Born In The USA
14 Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
15 USA For Africa – We Are The World

Released 05/08/1985


Chart Hits Volume 7
Record 1 Side 1
01 Madonna – Into The Groove
02 A-Ha – Take On Me
03 UB40 & Chrissie Hynde – I Got You Babe
04 Colonel Abrams – Trapped
05 Prince – Raspberry Beret
06 Maria Vidal – Body Rock
07 Baltimora – Tarzan Boy
08 Tina Turner – We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)

Record 1 Side 2
09 Queen – One Vision
10 Midge Ure – If I Was
11 Feargal Sharkey – A Good Heart
12 Simple Minds – Alive And Kicking
13 Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
14 Level 42 – Something About You
15 Wham! – I’m Your Man

Record 2 Side 1
01 Arcadia – Election Day
02 Grace Jones – Slave To The Rhythm
03 Jan Hammer – Miami Vice Theme
04 Marillion – Lavender
05 The Style Council – The Lodgers
06 The Cure – Close To Me
07 Echo & The Bunnymen – Bring On The Dancing Horses
08 Madness – Yesterday’s Men

Record 2 Side 2
09 Jennifer Rush – The Power Of Love
10 Dan Hartman – I Can Dream About You
11 John Parr – St Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion)
12 Huey Lewis & The News – The Power Of Love
13 Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
14 David Bowie & Mick Jagger – Dancing In The Street
15 Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms

Released 25/11/1985


Chart Hits Volume 8
Record 1 Side 1
01 David Bowie – Absolute Beginners
02 Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
03 Madonna – Borderline
04 Samantha Fox – Touch Me (I Want Your Body)
05 Bronski Beat – Hit That Perfect Beat
06 Queen – A Kind Of Magic
07 A-Ha – The Sun Always Shines On TV

Record 1 Side 2
08 Blow Monkeys – Digging Your Scene
09 Belouis Some – Imagination
10 Double – The Captain Of Her Heart
11 Level 42 – Leaving Me Now
12 Prefab Sprout – When Love Breaks Down
13 Howard Jones – No One Is To Blame
14 Clannad featuring Bono – In A Lifetime
15 Sting – Russians

Record 2 Side 1
01 Cliff Richard & The Young Ones – Living Doll
02 Culture Club – Move Away
03 Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11
04 Depeche Mode – Stripped
05 Public Image Limited – Rise
06 Simple Minds – Sanctify Yourself
07 Mr Mister – Kyrie

Record 2 Side 2
08 Survivor – Burning Heart
09 The Bangles – Manic Monday
10 Prince – Kiss
11 Diana Ross – Chain Reaction
12 Billy Ocean – When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
13 Five Star – System Addict
14 James Brown – Living In America
15 Sam Cooke – (What A) Wonderful World

Released 31/03/1986


Chart Hits Volume 9
Record 1 Side 1
01 Wham! – The Edge Of Heaven
02 Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
03 Level 42 – Lessons In Love
04 Simple Minds – All The Things She Said
05 Pet Shop Boys – Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money)
06 Madonna – Papa Don’t Preach
07 A-Ha – Hunting High And Low (Remix)

Record 1 Side 2
08 Falco – Rock Me Amadeus
09 Bananarama – Venus
10 Doctor & The Medics – Spirit In The Sky
11 Genesis – Invisible Touch
12 Sly Fox – Let’s Go All The Way
13 Janet Jackson – Nasty
14 Five Star – Can’t Wait Another Minute
15 Nu Shooz – I Can’t Wait

Record 2 Side 1
01 Bucks Fizz – New Beginning (Mamba Seyra)
02 Mike & The Mechanics – All I Need Is A Miracle
03 Cock Robin – The Promise You Made
04 Suzanne Vega – Marlene On The Wall
05 The Style Council – Have You Ever Had It Blue
06 Simply Red – Holding Back The Years
07 George Michael – A Different Corner

Record 2 Side 1
08 Chas & Dave featuring The Matchroom Mob – Snooker Loopy
09 It’s Immaterial – Driving Away From Home (Jim’s Tune)
10 Furniture – Brilliant Mind
11 Big Audio Dynamite – E=MC2
12 Jesus & Mary Chain – Some Candy Talking
13 The Housemartins – Happy Hour
14 The Smiths – Panic
15 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – If You Leave

Released 11/08/1986


Chart Hits Volume 10
Record 1 Side 1
01 Berlin – Take My Breath Away
02 Boris Gardiner – I Want To Wake Up With You
03 Spandau Ballet – Through The Barricades
04 Bruce Hornsby & The Range – The Way It Is
05 Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush – Don’t Give Up
06 Queen – Who Wants To Live Forever
07 Nick Berry – Every Loser Wins

Record 1 Side 2
08 A-Ha – I’ve Been Losing You
09 Duran Duran – Notorious
10 Madonna – True Blue
11 Nick Kamen – Each Time You Break My Heart
12 The Bangles – Walk Like An Egyptian
13 Pet Shop Boys – Suburbia
14 Swing Out Sister – Breakout
15 Human League – Human

Record 2 Side 1
01 Communards – Don’t Leave Me This Way
02 Mel & Kim – Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)
03 Whitney Houston – So Emotional
04 Janet Jackson – When I Think Of You
05 Kim Wilde – You Keep Me Hangin’ On
06 Five Star – Rain Or Shine
07 Oran ‘Juice’ Jones – The Rain

Record 2 Side 2
08 Paul Hardcastle – The Wizard
09 The Housemartins – Think For A Minute
10 The Stranglers – Always The Sun
11 Red Box – For America
12 Depeche Mode – A Question Of Time
13 Psychedelic Furs – Pretty In Pink
14 Bon Jovi – You Give Love A Bad Name
15 Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Warriors Of The Wasteland

Released 24/11/1986


Chart Hits Volume 11
Record 1 Side 1
01 Boy George – Everything I Own
02 Janet Jackson – Let’s Wait AWhile
03 Randy Crawford – Almaz
04 Al Jarreau – Moonlighting Theme
05 Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite
06 Ben E. King – Stand By Me
07 Percy Sledge – When A Man Loves A Woman
08 The Housemartins – Caravan Of Love

Record 1 Side 2
09 George Michael & Aretha Franklin – I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
10 Pepsi & Shirlie – Heartache
11 Alison Moyet – Is This Love?
12 Carly Simon – Coming Around Again
13 Eurythmics – Miracle Of Love
14 Pretenders – Hymn To Her
15 U2 – With Or Without You

Record 2 Side 1
01 Prince – Sign Of The Times
02 Duran Duran – Skin Trade
03 Communards – So Cold The Night
04 Level 42 – Running In The Family
05 Curiosity Killed The Cat – Down To Earth
06 The Style Council – It Didn’t Matter
07 Swing Out Sister – Surrender

Record 2 Side 2
08 Erasure – Sometimes
09 Paul Simon – The Boy In The Bubble
10 Westworld – Sonic Boom Boy
11 Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
12 Europe – The Final Countdown
13 Genesis – Tonight Tonight Tonight
14 A-Ha – Manhattan Skyline
15 Beastie Boys – Fight For Your Right

Released 23/03/1987


Chart Hits Volume 12
Record 1 Side 1
01 Pet Shop Boys – It’s A Sin
02 Mel & Kim – Respectable
03 Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
04 Five Star – The Slightest Touch
05 Terence Trent D’Arby – If You Let Me Stay
06 Madonna – La Isla Bonita
07 Herb Alpert featuring Janet Jackson – Diamonds

Record 1 Side 2
08 Prince – If I Was Your Girlfriend
09 Bananarama – I Heard A Rumour
10 Pepsi & Shirlie – Goodbye Stranger
11 Living In A Box – Living In A Box
12 Curiosity Killed The Cat – Misfit
13 Wet Wet Wet – Wishing I Was Lucky
14 Johnny Hates Jazz – Shattered Dreams
15 ABC – When Smokey Sings

Record 2 Side 1
01 Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
02 Whitesnake – Is This Love
03 John Farnham – You’re The Voice
04 Alison Moyet – Weak In The Presence Of Beauty
05 Johnny Logan – Hold Me Now
06 U2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
07 Labi Siffre – (Something Inside) So Strong

Record 2 Side 2
08 Fleetwood Mac – Big Love
09 Suzanne Vega – Luka
10 T’Pau – Heart And Soul
11 The Cure – Why Can’t I Be You?
12 The Smiths – Sheila Take A Bow
13 Jesus & Mary Chain – April Skies
14 Spear Of Destiny – Never Take Me Alive
15 Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead Or Alive

Released 27/07/1987


Chart Hits Volume 13
Record 1 Side 1
01 George Michael – Faith
02 Bee Gees – You Win Again
03 Madonna – Who’s That Girl?
04 Prince – U Got The Look
05 Michael Jackson – Bad
06 Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
07 Bananarama – Love In The First Degree
08 Stock, Aitken & Waterman – Roadblock

Record 1 Side 2
09 U2 – Where The Streets Have No Name
10 Def Leppard – Animal
11 Whitesnake – Here I Go Again (1987)
12 Heart – Alone
13 T’Pau – China In Your Hand
14 Bruce Springsteen – Brilliant Disguise
15 A-Ha – The Living Daylights

Record 2 Side 1
01 New Order – True Faith
02 Pet Shop Boys featuring Dusty Springfield – What Have I Done To Deserve This?
03 Communards – Tomorrow
04 Erasure – The Circus
05 Scarlet Fantastic – No Memory
06 The Cure – Just Like Heaven
07 Karel Fialka – Hey Matthew
08 M/A/R/R/S – Pump Up The Volume

Record 2 Side 2
09 George Harrison – Got My Mind Set On You
10 Hue & Cry – Labour Of Love
11 Black – Wonderful Life
12 Whitney Houston – Didn’t We Almost Have It All?
13 LL Cool J – I Need Love
14 Jan Hammer – Crockett’s Theme
15 The Proclaimers – Letter From America

Released 23/11/1987


Chart Hits Volume 14
Record 1 Side 1
01 Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind
02 Bros – When Will I Be Famous?
03 Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is A Place On Earth
04 INXS – Devil Inside
05 Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now
06 Michael Jackson – The Way You Make Me Feel
07 George Michael – Father Figure

Record 1 Side 2
08 Erasure – Ship Of Fools
09 Echo & The Bunnymen – People Are Strange
10 Morrissey – Suedehead
11 Depeche Mode – Behind The Wheel
12 Prince – I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
13 Iron Maiden – Can I Play With Madness?
14 Sinéad O’Connor – Mandinka
15 T’Pau – Valentine

Record 2 Side 1
01 Vanessa Paradis – Joe Le Taxi
02 The Christians – Ideal World
03 Prefab Sprout – Cars And Girls
04 Johnny Hates Jazz – Turn Back The Clock
05 Wet Wet Wet – Temptation
06 Deacon Blue – Dignity
07 Communards – For A Friend

Record 2 Side 2
08 Kylie Minogue – I Should Be So Lucky
09 Rick Astley – Together Forever
10 Mel & Kim – That’s The Way It Is
11 Bomb The Bass – Beat Dis
12 Coldcut featuring Yazz & The Plastic Population – Doctorin’ The House
13 Krush – House Arrest
14 Jack ‘n’ Chill – The Jack That House Built
15 Climie Fisher – Rise To The Occasion (Hip Hop Mix)

Released 21/03/1988


Chart Hits Volume 15
Record 1 Side 1
01 The Timelords – Doctorin’ The Tardis
02 S’Express – Theme From S’Express
03 Prince – Alphabet Street
04 Salt ‘n’ Pepa – Push It
05 Bros – I Owe You Nothing
06 Kylie Minogue – Got To Be Certain
07 Hazell Dean – Who’s Leaving Who?
08 Michael Jackson – Dirty Diana

Record 1 Side 2
09 Pet Shop Boys – Heart
10 Eighth Wonder – I’m Not Scared
11 Kim Wilde – You Came
12 Taylor Dayne – Tell It To My Heart
13 Climie Fisher – Love Changes (Everything)
14 Danny Wilson – Mary’s Prayer
15 Scritti Politti – Oh Patti (Don’t Feel Sorry For Loverboy)

Record 2 Side 1
01 A-Ha – Stay On These Roads
02 Eurythmics – You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart
03 Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere
04 Wet Wet Wet – With A Little Help From My Friends
05 Fairground Attraction – Perfect
06 INXS – Never Tear Us Apart
07 Tiffany – Could’ve Been
08 George Michael – One More Try

Record 2 Side 2
09 Prefab Sprout – The King Of Rock ‘n’ Roll
10 Ofra Haza – Im Nin’Alu
11 Sisters Of Mercy – Lucretia My Reflection
12 Jesus & Mary Chain – Sidewalking
13 Aztec Camera – Somewhere In My Heart
14 Morrissey – Everyday Is Like Sunday
15 The Housemartins – There Is Always Something There To Remind Me

Released 11/07/1988


Chart Hits Volume 16
Record 1 Side 1
01 U2 – Desire
02 Deacon Blue – Real Gone Kid
03 Jane Wiedlin – Rush Hour
04 Robin Beck – First Time
05 Debbie Gibson – Foolish Beat
06 Traveling Wilburys – Handle With Care
07 Robert Palmer – She Makes My Day
08 Phil Collins – A Groovy Kind Of Love

Record 1 Side 2
09 Erasure – A Little Respect
10 Kim Wilde – Never Trust A Stranger
11 Pet Shop Boys – Left To My Own Devices
12 Tanita Tikaram – Twist In My Sobriety
13 Breathe – Hands To Heaven
14 Enya – Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)
15 Whitney Houston – One Moment In Time

Record 2 Side 1
01 Yazz & The Plastic Population – The Only Way Is Up
02 Inner City – Big Fun
03 The Beatmasters featuring PP Arnold – Burn It Up
04 Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You
05 Womack & Womack – Teardrops
06 Bomb The Bass – Don’t Make Me Wait
07 Wee Papa Girl Rappers – Wee Rule

Record 2 Side 2
08 Bananarama – Nathan Jones
09 Rick Astley – She Wants To Dance With Me
10 Brother Beyond – The Harder I Try
11 Kylie Minogue – Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi
12 Jason Donovan – Nothing Can Divide Us
13 Angry Anderson – Suddenly
14 Bros – Cat Among The Pigeons
15 George Michael – Kissing A Fool

Released 21/11/1988


Chart Hits Volume 17
Record 1 Side 1
01 Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance
02 Inner City – Good Life
03 Ten City – That’s The Way Love Is
04 New Order – Fine Time
05 Bobby Brown – My Prerogative
06 Paula Abdul – Straight Up
07 Roachford – Cuddly Toy

Record 1 Side 2
08 Jason Donovan – Too Many Broken Hearts
09 Donna Summer – This Time I Know It’s For Real
10 Brother Beyond – Be My Twin
11 The Reynolds Girls – I’d Rather Jack
12 London Boys – Requiem
13 Pat & Mick – I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet
14 Rick Astley – Hold Me In Your Arms
15 Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan – Especially For You

Record 2 Side 1
01 Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
02 Holly Johnson – Love Train
03 Erasure – Stop!
04 Robert Howard & Kym Mazelle – Wait!
05 Boy Meets Girl – Waiting For A Star To Fall
06 Hue & Cry – Looking For Linda
07 Kim Wilde – Four Letter Word
08 Sam Brown – Stop

Record 2 Side 2
09 INXS – Need You Tonight
10 Duran Duran – All She Wants Is
11 Texas – I Don’t Want A Lover
12 Then Jerico – Big Area
13 Marc Almond & Gene Pitney – Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart
14 Mike & The Mechanics – The Living Years
15 Simple Minds – Belfast Child

Released 20/03/1989


Chart Hits Volume 18
Record 1 Side 1
01 Kylie Minogue – Hand On Your Heart
02 Bros – Too Much
03 Donna Summer – I Don’t Wanna Get Hurt
04 Stefan Dennis – Don’t It Make You Feel Good
05 London Boys – London Nights
06 Edelweiss – Bring Me Edelweiss
07 Sonia – You’ll Never Stop Me From Loving You
08 Jason Donovan – Sealed With A Kiss

Record 1 Side 2
09 Madonna – Like A Prayer
10 De La Soul – Me, Myself & I
11 The Beatmasters featuring Merlin – Who’s In The House?
12 Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler – Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)
13 Bobby Brown – On Our Own
14 Neneh Cherry – Manchild
15 Timerider – Cocoon

Record 2 Side 1
01 Gladys Knight – Licence To Kill
02 Swing Out Sister – You On My Mind
03 Waterfront – Cry
04 The Cure – Lullaby
05 Kirsty MacColl – Days
06 The Beautiful South – Song For Whoever
07 Gloria Estefan – Don’t Wanna Lose You
08 The Bangles – Eternal Flame

Record 2 Side 2
09 Queen – I Want It All
10 Transvision Vamp – Baby I Don’t Care
11 Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning
12 Fine Young Cannibals – Good Thing
13 Kon Kan – I Beg Your Pardon
14 Prince – Batdance
15 U2 – All I Want Is You

Released 14/08/1989


Chart Hits Volume 19
Record 1 Side 1
01 New Kids On The Block – You Got It (The Right Stuff)
02 Kylie Minogue – Wouldn’t Change A Thing
03 Big Fun – Can’t Shake The Feeling
04 Damian – The Time Warp
05 Black Box – Ride On Time
06 Technotronic featuring Felly – Pump Up The Jam
07 Lisa Stansfield – All Around The World
08 Milli Vanilli – Girl I’m Gonna Miss You

Record 1 Side 2
09 Curiosity Killed The Cat – Name And Number
10 D-Mob featuring Cathy Dennis – C’mon And Get My Love
11 The Beatmasters featuring Betty Boo – Hey DJ! (I Can’t Dance To That Music You’re Playing)
12 Happy Mondays – Hallelujah
13 The Stone Roses – Fools Gold
14 The Beloved – The Sun Rising
15 808 State – Pacific 707

Record 2 Side 1
01 The Beautiful South – You Keep It All In
02 Rolling Stones – Mixed Emotions
03 The Cult – Edie (Ciao Baby)
04 Shakespears Sister – You’re History
05 Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
06 Lightning Seeds – Pure
07 Erasure – You Surround Me
08 The Cure – Lovesong

Record 2 Side 2
09 Phil Collins – Another Day In Paradise
10 Martika – Toy Soldiers
11 Belinda Carlisle – Leave A Light On
12 Then Jerico – Sugar Box
13 Chris Rea – The Road To Hell Part II
14 Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting
15 Tears For Fears – Woman In Chains

Released 20/11/1989


Chart Hits Volume 20
Record 1 Side 1
01 Snap – The Power
02 Guru Josh – Infinity
03 Orbital – Chime
04 Technotronic – Get Up (Before The Night Is Over)
05 Beats International – Dub Be Good To Me
06 De La Soul featuring Queen Latifah – Mama Gave Birth To The Soul Children
07 Mantronix featuring Wondress – Got To Have Your Love
08 Candy Flip – Strawberry Fields Forever

Record 1 Side 2
09 Happy Mondays – Step On
10 Primal Scream – Loaded
11 Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
12 The Cure – Pictures Of You
13 Inspiral Carpets – This Is How It Feels
14 The House Of Love – Shine On
15 Electronic – Getting Away With It

Record 2 Side 1
01 New Kids On The Block – Hangin’ Tough
02 Paula Abdul – Opposites Attract
03 Halo James – Could Have Told You So
04 Cliff Richard – Stronger Than That
05 Big Fun – Handful Of Promises
06 Jason Donovan – When You Come Back To Me
07 Lonnie Gordon – Happenin’ All Over Again
08 Kylie Minogue – Tears On My Pillow

Record 2 Side 2
09 The B-52s – Love Shack
10 Erasure – Blue Savannah
11 Tears For Fears – Advice For The Young At Heart
12 Tina Turner – I Don’t Wanna Lose You
13 Phil Collins – I Wish It Would Rain Down
14 Del Amitri – Nothing Ever Happens
15 Sinéad O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U

Released 23/04/1990


Chart Hits Volume 21
Record 1 Side 1
01 England New Order – World In Motion
02 Pop Will Eat Itself – Touched By The Hand Of Cicciolina
03 The Stone Roses – One Love
04 The Charlatans – The Only One I Know
05 Inspiral Carpets – She Comes In The Fall
06 James – Come Home
07 The Soup Dragons featuring Junior Reed – I’m Free

Record 1 Side 2
08 Adamski – Killer
09 Blue Pearl – Naked In The Rain
10 Mantronix featuring Wondress – Take Your Time
11 Chad Jackson – Hear The Drummer (Get Wicked)
12 The Adventures Of Stevie V – Dirty Cash (Money Talks)
13 Betty Boo – Doin’ The Doo
14 Technotronic – Rockin’ Over The Beat
15 David A Stewart featuring Candy Dulfer – Lily Was Here

Record 2 Side 1
01 Madonna – Vogue
02 Kylie Minogue – Better The Devil You Know
03 The Human League – Heart Like A Wheel
04 Nick Kamen – I Promised Myself
05 MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
06 Partners In Kryme – Turtle Power
07 Maxi Priest – Close To You

Record 2 Side 2
08 Elton John – Sacrifice
09 Alannah Myles – Black Velvet
10 Roxette – It Must Have Been Love
11 Wilson Phillips – Hold On
12 River City People – California Dreamin’
13 World Party – Put The Message In The Box
14 The B-52s – Roam
15 Luciano Pavarotti – Nessun Dorma

Released 30/07/1990


Chart Hits Volume 22
Record 1 Side 1
01 Steve Miller Band – The Joker
02 Maria McKee – Show Me Heaven
03 The Beautiful South – A Little Time
04 A-Ha – Crying In The Rain
05 Deacon Blue – I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
06 The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody
07 Bobby Vinton – Blue Velvet
08 Julee Cruise – Falling

Record 1 Side 2
09 Belinda Carlisle – (We Want) The Same Thing
10 Kylie Minogue – Step Back In Time
11 Londonbeat – I’ve Been Thinking About You
12 Kim Appleby – Don’t Worry
13 Pet Shop Boys – So Hard
14 Depeche Mode – World In Your Eyes
15 George Michael – Praying For Time

Record 2 Side 1
01 The KLF – What Time Is Love?
02 808 State – Cubik
03 Deee-lite – Groove Is In The Heart
04 Bass-O-Matic – Fascinating Rhythm
05 DNA featuring Suzanne Vega – Tom’s Diner
06 Betty Boo – Where Are You Baby?
07 MC Hammer – Have You Seen Her?

Record 2 Side 2
08 EMF – Unbelievable
09 Happy Mondays – Kinky Afro
10 The Farm – Groovy Train
11 Primal Scream – Come Together
12 The Cure – Never Enough
13 The Charlatans – Then
14 The LA’s – There She Goes
15 Jesus Jones – Right Here Right Now

Released 19/11/1990


Chart Hits Volume 23
Record 1 Side 1
01 Queen – Innuendo
02 Iron Maiden – Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter
03 Roxette – Joyride
04 Belinda Carlisle – Summer Rain
05 Simple Minds – Let There Be Love
06 Sting – All This Time
07 The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go

Record 1 Side 2
08 R.E.M. – Losing My Religion
09 Chris Isaak – Wicked Game
10 Oleta Adams – Get Here
11 Jesus Loves You – Bow Down Mister
12 Enigma – Sadeness Part 1
13 Praise – Only You
14 Patsy Cline – Crazy
15 Patrick MacNee & Honor Blackman – Kinky Boots

Record 2 Side 1
01 A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It?
02 Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby
03 808 State – In Yer Face
04 The KLF – 3AM Eternal
05 Nomad – (I Wanna Give You) Devotion
06 Seal – Crazy
07 Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
08 The Farm – All Together Now

Record 2 Side 2
09 Banderas – This Is Your Life
10 Happy Mondays – Loose Fit
11 The Charlatans – Over Rising
12 The Railway Children – Every Beat Of The Heart
13 Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Happy
14 Ride – Unfamiliar
15 My Bloody Valentine – To Here Knows When

Released 25/03/1991


Chart Hits Volume 24
Record 1 Side 1
01 Chesney Hawkes – The One And Only
02 Cher – The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)
03 Amy Grant – Baby Baby
04 Kylie Minogue – Shocked
05 Dannii Minogue – Success
06 Jason Donovan – RSVP
07 Beverley Craven – Promise Me
08 Bette Midler – From A Distance

Record 1 Side 2
09 Color Me Badd – I Wanna Sex You Up
10 Cathy Dennis – Touch Me (All Night Long)
11 Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (La Da Dee La Da Da)
12 Alison Limerick – Where Love Lives
13 Erasure – Chorus
14 The KLF – Last Train To Trancentral
15 Massive Attack – Safe From Harm

Record 2 Side 1
01 Blur – There’s No Other Way
02 The Mock Turtles – Can You Dig It?
03 Electronic – Get The Message
04 The Wonder Stuff – The Size Of A Cow
05 Billy Bragg – Sexuality
06 Siouxsie & The Banshees – Kiss Them For Me
07 James – Sit Down
08 Pixies – Planet Of Sound

Record 2 Side 2
09 The Waterboys – The Whole Of The Moon
10 Divinyls – I Touch Myself
11 Marillion – Cover My Eyes (Pain And Heaven)
12 Kirsty MacColl – Walking Down Madison
13 T’Pau – Whenever You Need Me
14 Pet Shop Boys – Jealousy
15 Lenny Kravitz – It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over

Released 29/07/1991


Chart Hits Volume 25
Record 1 Side 1
01 Moby – Go
02 The Prodigy – Charly (Original Version)
03 Oceanic – Insanity
04 Rozalla – Everybody’s Free
05 The Shamen – Move Any Mountain
06 Seal – Killer
07 Bomb The Bass – Winter In July

Record 1 Side 2
08 DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime
09 Prince – Gett Off
10 Erasure – Love To Hate You
11 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Sailing On The Seven Seas
12 Martika – Love…Thy Will Be Done
13 Morrissey – My Love Life
14 Enya – Caribbean Blue
15 The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu – It’s Grim Up North

Record 2 Side 1
01 Simply Red – Something Got Me Started
02 Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy
03 Belinda Carlisle – Live Your Life Be Free
04 Deacon Blue – Twist And Shout
05 Vic Reeves & The Wonder Stuff – Dizzy
06 U2 – The Fly
07 Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – After The Watershed
08 The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored

Record 2 Side 2
09 Julian Lennon – Saltwater
10 Marc Cohn – Walking In Memphis
11 Guns N’ Roses – Don’t Cry
12 Extreme – More Than Words
13 Scorpions – Wind Of Change
14 Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
15 Queen – The Show Must Go On

Released 18/11/1991

2 Responses to Chart Hits

  1. James Cooke says:

    Nice one, can you do the second set of 3 Chart Hits compilation albums released every year from 1992 to 1999.

  2. Steve B says:

    Outstanding works as always Paul – I do echo James idea, but its easy for us to suggest, much more time consuming for you to create!

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