Monday, July 30, 2012

Charting 1997 extra: the Radio 1 playlist

A little bonus feature, for anyone who hasn't seen it on Twitter: cribbed from the Buzzjack forum, here's the Radio 1 playlist as published in the early days of their website, in July 1997. The week this applied they hired a new overnight DJ called Chris Moyles, I wonder what happened to him?
How many of these do you remember?

I've also created a Spotify playlist of the tracks, or at least those that were available. Most of the others will show up on here at some point.

Spellings are as I pasted them.

A List

Peter Andre - All About Us
* Mary J Blige - Everything
Boyzone - Picture of You
Edwyn Collins - The Magic Piper
Coolio - C U When U Get There
Dubstar - No More Talk
Embrace - One Big Family (Perfecto Mix)
Gala - Freed From Desire
Michael Jackson - History
R Kelly - Gotham City
The Levellers - What A Beautiful Day
Lil’ Kim - Not Tonight
Morrissey - Alma Matters
Notorious BIG - Mo Money Mo Problems
Oasis - D’ You Know What I Mean - EP
Listed as such because they sometimes played the B-side, 'Stay Young'
* Olive - Outlaw
Omar (Feat. ODB) - Say Nothin’
Prodigy - Narayan
Seahorses - Blinded By The Sun
Shaggy - Piece Of My Heart
Will Smith - Men In Black
* Suede - Filmstar
Texas - Black Eyed Boy
U2 - Last Night On Earth
Robbie Williams - Lazy Days

B List

Arkarna - So Little Time
Howie B - Angels Go Bald
Gary Barlow - So Help Me Girl
* Bloodhound Gang - Why’s Everybody Pickin’ On Me
Bone Thugs n Harmony - Look Into My Eyes
Meredith Brooks - Bitch
BT - Flaming June
Changing Faces - G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.
Cath Coffey - Say What You Say

In the middle of an eight-year gap between Stereo MCs albums, their female singer found the time to pursue  a solo career, although since this single failed to chart (and thus doesn't otherwise appear on this blog) the album ended up only being released in Japan.
Bobby D’Ambrosio - Moment Of My Life
Fountains Of Wayne - Survival Car
Gene - Speak To Me Someone
* Geneva - Best Regrets
G Nation - Feel The Need
* Alison Limerick - Put Your Faith In Me
* Mad Moses - Panther Party
Massive Attack - Risingson
David Mc Almont - Look At Yourself
No Doubt - Just A Girl
Portishead - Cowboys
Limited edition 12" single released to prepare the ground for their comeback.
Puff Daddy - I’ll Be Missing You
Robyn - Do You Know (What It Takes)
Sash - Feat. Rodriguez-Ecuador
Shena - Let The Beat Hit ‘Em
Strangelove - The Greatest Show On Earth
Todd Terry - Something Going On
* Travis - Tied To The 90’s
Ultra Nate - Free
The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
Paul Weller - Brushed

C List

Airscape - Pacific Melody
Backstreet Boys - Everybody
* The Blue Boy - Sandman
Damage - Love Lady
Delirious - Promise
Elate - Somebody Like You
* Elcka - Supercharged
* Grass Show - Out Of The Void
John Lydon - Sun
Mighty Dub Cats - Magic Carpet Ride (Club Edit)
Mulu - Pussy Cat
North And South - Tarantino’s New Star
Reef - Yer Old
Spiritualised - Electricity
* Stretch ‘n’ Vern - Get Up! Go Insane!

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