Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Top 100 radio hits of the 90s in Hellas


UNDER CONSTRUCTION

These are the most popular radio hits of the 90s in Hellenic radio stations.


A Girl Like You - EDWYN COLLINS (LP Gorgeous George1994)
UK # 4, DE # 3, BE # 1, FR # 4, SE # 4, US # 32, AU # 6, AT # 7

Anybody Seen My Baby? - THE ROLLING STONES (LP Bridges To Babylon, 1997)
FI # 11, AT # 12, UK # 22, DE # 24, NL # 25, CH # 26, NO # 14, SE # 18

Bitch - MEREDITH BROOKS (LP Blurring The Edges, 1997)
US # 2, UK # 6, CA # 2, AU # 2, NZ # 4, NO # 5, AT # 5, BE # 5, CH # 10, SE# 12, NL # 15, DE # 19, FR # 42

Bitter Sweet Symphony - THE VERVE (LP Urban Hymns, 1997)
UK # 2, US # 12, FI # 6, NO # 9, SE # 10, NL # 14, FR # 16, CH # 15, BE # 18, DE # 37, AU # 11, NZ # 15

Breakfast At Tiffany's - DEEP BLUE SOMETHING (single, 1995)
UK # 1, US # 5, DE # 6, SE # 9, BE # 7, NL # 11, AT # 12, CH # 19, CA # 4, AU # 3, NZ # 21

Come Undone - DURAN DURAN (LP The Wedding Album, 1993)
US # 7, UK 13, DE # 42

Common People - PULP (LP Different Class, 1995)
UK # 2, SE # 4, NO # 5,  CH # 42, FR # 49, DE # 77

Connected - STEREO MC's (LP Connected, 1992)
AT # 5, CH # 6, SE # 8, UK # 18, US # 20, BE # 19, FR # 27, NL # 54, CA # 32, AU # 47, NZ # 24

Constant Craving - k.d. lang (LP Ingenue, 1992)
US # 38, UK # 15, AU # 38, DE # 61

Creep - RADIOHEAD (LP Pablo Honey, 1993)
UK # 7, NO # 3, BE # 8, NL # 13, FR # 17, DK # 18, AU # 6, NZ # 19, AT # 15, DE # 50, SE # 35, CH # 39

Dance Of The Bad Angels - BOOTH & THE BAD ANGEL (LP Booth & The Bad Angel, 1996)
The song wasn't released as a single

Don't Speak - NO DOUBT (LP Tragic Kingdom, 1995)
US # 1, UK # 1, CA # 1, AU # 1, NZ # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, SE # 1, CH # 1, DK # 1, IE # 1, NO # 1, DE # 2, AT # 2, FR # 4, FI # 4

Enjoy The SilenceDEPECHE MODE (LP Violator1990)
ES # 1, DK # 1, DE # 2, CH # 2, FI # 3, UK # 6, US # 8, NL # 5, SE # 5, BE # 4, FR # 9

Every Time We Touch - MAGGIE REILLY (LP Echoes, 1992)
NO # 1, AT # 5,  DE # 16, SE # 34, BE #47, NL # 63

Every You Every Me - PLACEBO (LP Without You I'm Nothing, 1998)
UK # 11, AU # 46, DE # 99

Forever J - TERRY HALL (LP Home, 1994)
UK # 67, DE # 90

Friday I'm In Love - THE CURE (LP Wish, 1992)
UK # 6, US # 18, DE # 16, AT # 13, NO # 7, NZ # 7, AU # 39, NL # 32, BE # 34, CH # 17, SE # 17

Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon - URGE OVERKILL (OST Pulp Fiction, 1994)
The song is a cover version of a Neil Diamond song included in his 1967 album''Just For You'' also including the original versions of the songs ''Red Red Wine'' & ''Solitary Man'' & Neil's own version of his composition ''I'm A Believer'' that became a hit for the Monkees in 1966.
FR # 10, AU # 21, NZ # 19, AT # 22, UK # 37, US # 59

I Belong To You - LENNY KRAVITZ (LP 5, 1998)
FR # 24, BE # 32, NL # 42, US # 71, UK # 75, DE # 81

I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - AEROSMITH (OST Armageddon, 1998)
US # 1, DE # 1, IT # 1, CH # 1, AT # 1, NO # 1, IE # 1, UK # 4, AU # 1, CA # 2, NL # 3, FI # 3, BE # 3, FR # 8

I Touch Myself - THE DIVINYLS (LP Divinyls, 1990)
US # 4, UK # 10, AU # 1, NZ # 17, CA # 13, IE # 8

I Will Always Love You - WHITNEY HOUSTON (OST Bodyguard, 1992)
US # 1, UK # 1, DE # 1, CH # 1, AT # 1, FR # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, SE # 1, NO # 1, IE # 1, AU # 1, NZ # 1, ES # 2, DK # 10, FI # 17

I'm Missing You (Se Stiamo Insieme) - SARAH JANE MORRIS (single, 1991 / LP Heaven, 1992)
The song didn't chart

Join Me In Death - HIM (LP Razorblade Romance, 1999)
DE # 1, FI # 1, AT # 2, CH # 8, IT # 30, NL # 33, BE # 37, SE # 52

Litanie Des Saints - DR. JOHN (LP Goin' Back To New Orleans, 1992)
The song became very successful in Hellas due to it's use in a TV commercial.

Losing My Religion - R.E.M. (LP Out Of Time1991)
NL # 1, BE # 1, US # 4, UK # 19, FR # 3, SE # 3, NO # 4, AT # 6, AU # 11, NZ # 16

Mexican Moon - CONCRETE BLONDE (EP Mexican Moon / LP Mexican Moon, 1993)
The song didn't chart and was a hit only in Hellenic radio.

Missing - EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL (LP Amplified Heart, 1994)
DE # 1, IT # 1, DK # 1, CA # 1, US # 2, UK # 3, AU # 2, FR # 2 , CH # 2, IE # 3, NL # 5, AT # 6,

Mr. Jones - COUNTING CROWS (LP August & Everything After, 1993)
CA # 1, FR # 7, AU # 13, UK # 28, AT # 27, NL # 42, NZ # 49

My Favourite Game - THE CARDIGANS (LP Gran Turismo, 1998)
SE # 3, UK # 14, NL # 15, FR # 27, NZ # 36, BE # 44, DE # 90

Narcotic - LIQUIDO (single, 1998 / LP Liquido, 1999)
DE # 3, AT # 1, CH # 2, NL # 7, BE # 5, NO # 6, SE # 15,  FR # 21, AU # 49

Nightmare - McAULEY SCHENKER GROUP (single, 1991 / LP MSG, 1992)
The song didn't chart.

Nothing Else Matters - METALLICA (single, 1992 / LP Metallica1991)
UK # 6, DE # 9, NO # 3, NL # 4, BE # 5, CH # 5, FR # 10, US # 34, AU # 8, NZ # 11, SE # 12, FI # 14, DK # 23

The Only One I Know - THE CHARLATANS (LP Some Friendly1990)
UK # 9, NL # 56

Personal Jesus - DEPECHE MODE (LP Violator, 1990)
IT # 3, DE # 5, CH # 5, FI # 9, UK # 13, US # 28, FR # 27, DK # 15, SE # 17

Please Don't Leave Me - PRETTY MAIDS (LP Sin Decade1992)
The song didn't chart.

Rhythm Is Love - KEZIAH JONES (LP Blufunk Is A Fact! 1992)
FR # 40

Runaway Train - SOUL ASYLUM (single / LP Grave Dancers Union, 1992)
US # 5, UK # 7, CA # 1, DE # 4, CH # 2, NO # 2, SE # 2, NL # 3, AT # 3, NZ # 2, AU # 11, FR # 16

Sadness In Your Eyes - KIRKA (single, 1990 / LP Sadness In Your Eyes, 1993)
The single was released 1993 in Hellas.

Save Tonight - EAGLE-EYE CHERRY (LP Desireless, 1997)
US # 5, UK # 6, SE # 2, CH # 7, NL # 9, BE # 9, FR # 11, DE # 18, AU # 20, NZ # 35

Secret Smile - SEMISONIC (LP Feeling Strangely Fine, 1998)
UK # 13, IE # 26, CA # 30

7 Seconds - YOUSSOU N'DOUR & NENEH CHERRY (LP The Guide (Wommat), 1994)
FR # 1, IT # 1, CH # 1, UK # 3, DE # 3, BE # 3, SE # 3, AT # 3, AU # 3, DK # 7, DK # 10, CA # 15

The Show Must Go On - QUEEN (LP Innuendo1991)
FR # 2, DE # 7, UK # 16, CH # 11, BE # 22, SE # 30, NZ # 20

Smells Like Teen Spirit - NIRVANA (LP Nevermind1991)
FR # 1, ES # 1, DE # 2, US # 6, UK # 7, NZ # 1, NL # 3, NO # 2, SE # 3, AU # 5, CH # 6, AT # 8

Song 2 - BLUR (LP Blur, 1997)
UK # 2, IE # 10, AU # 4, SE # 28

Still Got The Blues (For You) - GARY MOORE (LP Still Got The Blues, 1990)
On December 3, 2008, a Munich court ruled that the guitar solo on the track was plagiarized from a 1974 instrumental recording called ''Nordrach'' by Jud's Gallery (1974)
BE # 1, NL # 2, NO # 3, SE # 4, DE # 28, CH # 50, AU # 18, US # 97

Summer Son - TEXAS (LP The Hush, 1999)
UK # 5, DE # 3, FR # 4, CH # 3, AT # 3, FI # 3, BE # 4, NO # 15, SE # 31

Sweet Harmony - THE BELOVED (single, 1992 / LP Conscience, 1993)
UK # 8, AT # 3, DE # 6, CH # 6, SE # 14, FR # 16, NL # 21, BE # 40

To The Moon & Back - SAVAGE GARDEN (LP Savage Garden, 1997)
UK # 3, US # 24, AU # 1, NZ # 4, DE # 14, FR # 11, SE  # 11, CH  # 16, NL # 35, BE  # 28

Torn - NATALIE IMBRUGLIA (LP Left Of The Middle, 1997)
UK # 2, AU # 2, NZ # 5, ES # 1, SE # 1, BE # 1, DK # 1, CA # 1, IT # 2, NL # 3, DE # 4, FR # 4, CH # 2, AT # 3, FI # 8, US # 42

Tubthumping - CHUMBAWAMBA (LP Tubthumper, 1997)
UK # 2, US # 6, AU # 1, NZ # 1, NO # 2, SE # 6, DE # 11, NL # 16, CH # 14, BE # 9

Two Princes - SPIN DOCTORS (1993 / LP Pocket Full Of Kryptonite, 1991)
The song was also used in a popular Peugeot 307 TV commercial.
US # 7, UK # 3, CA # 2, AU # 3, SE # 1, NO # 2, DE # 3, NL # 3, CH # 4, FR # 5, AT # 5

Unfinished Sympathy - MASSIVE ATTACK (LP Blue Lines, 1991)
NL # 2, UK # 13, DE # 17, CH # 9, BE # 15, SE # 40

What Do You Want From Me - MONACO (LP Music For Pleasure, 1997)
UK # 11, SE # 40, NL # 60, DE # 87

What's Up - 4 NON BLONDES (LP Bigger, Better, Faster, More! 1992)
UK # 2, DE # 1, NL # 1, CH # 1, AT # 1, BE # 1, NO # 1, SE # 1, US # 14, AU # 2, NZ # 2

Wicked Game - CHRIS ISAAK (LP Heart Shaped World, 1989 / OST Wild At Heart, 1990)
US # 6, UK # 10, CA # 3, BE # 1, SE # 3, NL # 5, DE # 9, FI # 8, FR # 42, NZ # 7, AU # 15

You - TEN SHARP (LP Under The Water-Line, 1991)
FR # 1, NO # 1, SE # 1, AT # 2, NL # 3, DE # 4, BE # 11

You Do Something To Me - PAUL WELLER (LP Stanley Road, 1995)
UK # 9, NL # 21

Zombie - THE CRANBERRIES (LP No Need To Argue, 1994)
DE # 1, FR # 1, AU # 1, BE # 1, DK # 1, SE # 2, AT # 2, CH # 2, NL # 3, IE # 3, NZ # 5, UK # 14, US # 18


The Top 100 ''Black'' hits in Hellas


The 100 most popular black songs in Hellenic radio stations for the last 30 years (Blues, Disco, Hip Hop, R'n'B, Soul, etc.)


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Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFADDEN & WHITEHEAD (LP McFadden & Whitehead, 1979)
The song was sampled in Jocko's 'Rhythm Talk' (1979) and its bassline was the main inspiration for Pino D'Angio's 'Ma Quale Idea' (1980) and its twin 'Don't Call Me Baby' by Madison Avenue (1999)
Chart positions: UK # 5, US # 13, NL # 39, NZ # 30
Watch video

Ain't No Sunshine - BILL WITHERS (LP Just As I Am, 1971)
The song was inspired by 1962 Blake Edwards film 'Days Of Wine & Roses'.
Chart positions: US # 3, NL # 19, BE # 17, FR # 73
Watch videoWatch scene on film Notting Hill

Ain't Nobody - RUFUS & CHAKA KHAN (single, 1983 / OST Breakin', 1984)
The song was included as a bonus studio track on album 'Stompin' At The Savoy' (1983)
Chart positions: UK # 8, US # 22, NL # 36
Watch video

Back Stabbers - THE O'JAYS (LP Back Stabbers, 1972)
The song was inspired by the earlier Undisputed Truth hit 'Smiling Faces Sometimes' (1971)
Chart positions: US # 3, NL # 8
Watch video

Billie Jean - MICHAEL JACKSON (LP Thriller, 1982)
Chart positions: US # 1, UK # 1, CA # 1, FR # 1,  ES # 1, IT # 1, AU # 1, CH # 1, DE # 2, NL # 2, SE # 2, AT # 2, IE # 1, NZ # 2, NO # 5, DK # 8, FI # 11
Watch video

The Best - TINA TURNER

Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) - THE STYLISTICS (LP Thank You Baby, 1975)
Chart positions: UK # 1, NL # 2, BE # 5, NZ # 7
Watch video

Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) - BILLY OCEAN

Daddy Cool - BONEY M. (LP Take The Heat Off Me, 1976)
Chart positions: DE # 1, CH # 1, AT # 1, BE # 1, SE #1, NO # 1, NL # 3, IT # 3, AU # 5, CA # 18,
Watch video

Easy Lover - PHILIP BAILEY & PHIL COLLINS

Fallin' - ALICIA KEYS

Fresh - KOOL & THE GANG

Hello - LIONEL RICHIE

Hit The Road Jack - RAY CHARLES

Hot Stuff - DONNA SUMMER (LP Bad Girls, 1979)
Chart positions: US # 1, UK # 11, AU # 1, CH # 1, IT # 2, DE # 5, SE # 2, NO # 2, AT # 3,  BE # 8, NL # 21, NZ # 7
Watch video

I Got You (I Feel Good) - JAMES BROWN

I Heard It Through The Grapevine - MARVIN GAYE (LP In The Groove, 1968)
The song was originally released in 1967 by Gladys Knight & the Pips.
Chart postions in 1968-69: US # 1, UK # 1, CA # 8
Chart positions in 1986: NL # 23, DE # 48, BE # 18
Watch videoWatch Nick Kamen's 1985 Levi's commercial

I Say A Little Prayer - ARETHA FRANKLIN

I Will Always Love You - WHITNEY HOUSTON

I Will Survive - GLORIA GAYNOR

I'm So Excited - THE POINTER SISTERS (LP So Excited, 1982)
The song can be heard in the 1982 film Summer Lovers though it's not included in the original soundtrack.
Chart positions: UK # 11, US # 30, SE # 4, AU # 9, NL # 19, ES # 23
Watch video

It's A Man's Man's Man's World - JAMES BROWN

It's Fantasy - AMII STEWART (single, 1987 / LP Time For Fantasy, 1988)
Chart positions: IT # 14
Watch videoWatch 2nd Campari TV commercial 

Just An Illusion - IMAGINATION (LP In The Heat Of The Night, 1982)
The song was sampled in Mariah Carey's 2005 hit ''Get Your Number''
Chart positions: UK # 2, DE # 7, CH # 2, SE # 3, NO # 5, AT # 6, NL # 12
Watch video

Just The Two Of Us - GROVER WASHINGTON Jr. feat. BILL WITHERS (LP Winelight, 1980)
Chart positions: US # 2, UK # 34, NL # 16, BE # 16, NZ # 24
Watch relevant video

Kiss - PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION (LP Parade, 1986)
Chart positions: US # 1, UK # 6, AU # 2, DE # 4, NL # 3, BE # 3, CH # 3, AT # 8
Watch relevant video

My Baby Just Cares For Me - NINA SIMONE (LP Little Girl Blue, 1958)
Chart positions in 1987: NL # 2, BE # 2, CH # 5, FR # 9, DE # 11, AT # 8
Watch the 1987 animated video / Watch Chanel 5 TV Commercial (1987)

Papa Was A Rollin' Stone - THE TEMPTATIONS (LP All Directions, 1972)
The song was originally released by The Undisputed Truth (earlier in 1972)
Chart positions: US # 1, NL # 3, DE # 11, UK # 14, BE # 16
Watch video 

Reach Out I'll Be There - FOUR TOPS (1966)

Sign Your Name - TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY (LP Introducing The Hardline According To... 1987)
Chart positions: UK # 2, US # 4, NL # 2, BE # 2, DE # 7, AT # 7, CH # 8, SE # 4
Watch video

Summertime - BILLY STEWART (1966)

Sunny - BOBBY HEBB (single, 1966)
originally released by Mieko Hirota (single, 1965)
Chart positions: US # 2, UK # 12, NL # 2, BE # 17, DE # 34, SE # 15
Watch video

Sweet Love - ANITA BAKER (LP Rapture, 1986)
Chart positions: US # 8, UK # 13, NL # 47
Watch video

Theme From ''Shaft'' - ISAAC HAYES (OST Shaft, 1971)
US # 1, UK # 4, BE # 3, NL # 12, DE # 35
Watch relevant video

Un-Break My Heart - TONI BRAXTON (LP Secrets, 1996)
Chart positions: US # 1, UK # 2, CH # 1, AT # 1, SE # 1, DK # 1, BE # 1, DE # 2, NL # 2, NO # 2, FI # 5, FR # 8, CA # 5, AU # 6, NZ # 18
Watch video

Upside Down - DIANA ROSS (LP Diana1980)
The song was written by Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards (Chic)
Chart positions: US # 1, UK # 2, IT # 1, DE # 3, AT # 2, NL # 3, SE # 1, NO # 1, CH # 1
Watch video

Yellow Moon - THE NEVILLE BROTHERS (LP Yellow Moon, 1989)
The song was produced by Daniel Lanois
Chart positions: NL # 21
Watch video

You'll Never Know - HI-GLOSS (LP Hi-Gloss, 1981)
Chart positions: UK # 12, NL # 29, BE # 28
Watch relevant video


The 100 Most Popular Rock songs in Hellas (1985-2015)



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These are the 100 most popular rock oriented songs ever to have recieved air-play in Hellenic radio stations, according to my personal opinion.

They are placed in alphabetical order and their evaluation is based on my personal experience in over 30 years of listening to Hellenic radio stations and as a radio jockey in the period 1986-1995.

All the songs are released prior to 1995.


A Girl Like You - EDWYN COLLINS (LP Gorgeous George, 1994)
The drums are sampled by Len Barry's 1965 hit ''1-2-3''
UK # 4, DE # 3, BE # 1, FR # 4, SE # 4, US # 32, AU # 6, AT # 7
Watch video

Africa - TOTO (LP Toto IV, 1982)
US # 1, UK # 3, CA # 1, NL # 4, CH # 6, AT # 7, BE # 7, DE # 14, IT # 22, FR # 27, NZ # 5
Watch video

Because The Night - PATTI SMITH GROUP (LP Easter, 1978)
Written by Bruce Springsteen & Patti Smith.
US # 13, UK # 5, SE # 9, CA # 13, AU # 15, AT # 21, IE # 16, NL # 47, BE # 28
Watch video

Beds Are Burning - MIDNIGHT OIL (LP Diesel & Dust, 1987)
CA # 1, UK # 6, US # 17, AU # 6, NZ # 1, BE # 2, NL # 3, FR # 5,  IE # 11, SE # 17
Watch video

Black Velvet - ALANNAH MYLES (LP Alannah Myles, 1989)
US # 1, UK # 2, DE # 2, CH # 1, SE # 1, NO # 1, NL # 3, BE # 2, AT # 2, AU # 3, NZ # 2, CA # 10
Watch video

Blue Hotel - CHRIS ISAAK (LP Blue Hotel, 1987)
Chris is also an actor (Little Buddha, Silence Of The Lambs)
DE # 19, AT # 4, FR # 28, NL # 42, BE # 27, SE # 38, AU # 23, NZ # 39
Watch video

Boat On The River - STYX (LP Cornerstone, 1979)
CH # 1, AT # 2, DE # 5, NL # 29
Watch video

Born To Be Wild - STEPPENWOLF (LP Steppenwolf, 1968 / OST Easy Rider, 1969)
US # 2, CA # 1, UK # 30, NL # 5, DE # 20, AT # 20, BE # 16
Watch video, Watch Easy Rider trailer

Call Me - BLONDIE (OST American Gigolo, 1980)
Written by Giorgio Moroder & Debbie Harry.
US # 1, UK # 1, CA # 1, NO # 2, CH # 3, SE # 3, FR # 4, DE # 14, AT # 5
Watch video

Cat People (Putting Out Fire) - DAVID BOWIE (OST Cat People, 1982)
Written by Giorgio Moroder & David Bowie.
SE # 1, NO # 1, NZ # 1, CH # 8, UK # 26, US # 67, AU # 15
Watch video

Dancing In The Dark - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (LP Born In The USA, 1984)
Actress Courteney Cox makes her screen debut on the video of the song.
US # 2, UK # 4, NL # 2, BE # 1, SE # 2, NO # 7, CA # 3, AU # 5, NZ # 2
Watch video

Darling - STORIES (LP About Us, 1973)
Allthough released as single in 1972, the song didn't chart anywhere.
Watch video

Don't Get Me Wrong - THE PRETENDERS (LP Get Close, 1986)
US # 10, UK # 10, BE # 8, NZ # 11, NL # 25, DE # 45
Watch video

Don't You (Forget About Me) - SIMPLE MINDS (OST The Breakfast Club, 1985)
US # 1, UK # 7, DE # 4, NL # 2, BE # 2, AT # 5, CH # 8, SE # 13, FR # 24
Watch video

Down Under - MEN AT WORK (LP Business As Usual, 1981)
US # 1, UK # 1, AU # 1, NZ # 1, CA # 1, CH # 1, NL # 2, NO # 2, DE # 9, SE # 6, BE # 6
Watch video

Dream On - AEROSMITH (LP Aerosmith, 1973)
US (# 59 in 1973,  # 6 in 1976), NL # 14 in 1994
Watch relevant video

Driver's Seat - SNIFF'n'THE TEARS (LP Fickle Heart, 1978)
US # 15, UK # 42, NZ # 20
1991 single release: NL # 1, BE # 3,DE # 32
Watch video

Dust In The Wind - KANSAS (LP Point Of Now Return1977)
US # 6,  CA # 3, NL # 22, BE # 27, NZ # 36
Watch video

Every Breath You Take - THE POLICE (LP Synchronicity, 1983)
US # 1, UK # 1, CA # 1, IE # 1, IT # 3, NL # 3, ES # 3, SE # 2, NO # 2, DE # 8, CH # 6, AT # 8, BE # 9, NZ # 6
Watch video

Everything Is Coming Up Roses - BLACK (LP Wonderful Life, 1987)
DE # 11, AT # 8
Watch video

Eye Of The Tiger - SURVIVOR (LP Eye Of The Tiger, 1982 / OST Rocky III, 1982)
US # 1, UK # 1, CA # 1, AU # 1, NO # 1, AT # 2, NL # 5, SE # 6, CH # 6, DE # 13
Watch video

Heartbeat City - THE CARS (LP Heartbeat City, 1984)
UK # 78, AU # 75
Watch video

The House Of The Rising Sun - THE ANIMALS (LP The Animals, 1964)
US # 1, UK # 1, NL # 5, BE # 5, DE # 9
Watch video

I Hate Myself For Loving You JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS (LP Up Your Alley, 1988)
Written by Desmond Child & Joan Jett.
US # 8, CA # 21, UK # 46, NZ # 8, SE # 12, NL # 28
Watch video

(I Just) Died In Your Arms - CUTTING CREW (LP Broadcast, 1986)
US # 1, CA # 1, UK # 4, DE # 4, NO # 1, SE # 2, CH # 4, NL # 16, BE # 17
Watch video

I Was Made For Loving You - KISS (LP Dynasty, 1979)
NL # 1, BE # 1, CA # 1, NZ # 1, DE # 2, FR # 2, CH # 2, AU # 2, US # 11, IT # 10, AT # 6, NO #10, UK # 50
Watch video

Is This Love - WHITESNAKE (LP 1987, 1987)
US # 2, UK # 9, CA # 11, AU # 12, NL # 31
Watch video

Johnny B - THE HOOTERS (LP One Way Home, 1987)
DE # 7, US # 61
Watch video

Julia - PAVLOV''S DOG (single, 1975 / LP Pamperd Menial, 1975)
Watch video

Like The Way I Do - MELISSA ETHERIDGE (LP Melissa Etheridge, 1988)
NL # 16,  AU # 16, NZ # 17
Watch video

Livin' On A Prayer - BON JOVI (LP Slippery When Wet, 1986)
Written by Desmond Child, Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora. The song refers to Tommy & Gina, a couple the resurfaces in Bon Jovi's 2000 hit ''It's My Life''.
US # 1, UK # 4, CA # 1, NO # 1, SE # 2, NL # 4, BE # 3, DE # 20, CH # 12, NZ # 1, AU # 3
Watch video

The Logical Song - SUPERTRAMP (LP Breakfast In America, 1979)
US # 6, UK # 7, DE # 12, NL # 13, ES # 12, AT # 14, AU # 16, NZ # 13
Watch relevant video

Losing My Religion - R.E.M. (LP Out Of Time, 1991)
NL # 1, BE # 1, US # 4, UK # 19, FR # 3, SE # 3, NO # 4, AT # 6, AU # 11, NZ # 16
Watch video

Love Is Like Oxygen - THE SWEET (single, 1978 / LP Level Headed, 1977)
US # 8, UK # 9, DE # 10, IT # 10, CH # 6, BE # 15, NL # 20, AT # 23
Watch video

Love Bites - DEF LEPPARD (LP Hysteria, 1987)
US # 1, UK # 11, CA # 6, NZ # 2, AU # 21, NL # 23
Watch video

Moonchild - RORY GALLAGHER (LP Calling Card, 1976)
Did not chart.
Watch video

My Sharona - THE KNACK (LP Get The Knack, 1979)
US # 1, UK # 6, NZ # 3, DE # 12, CH # 7, NL # 13, AT # 13, BE 12
Watch video

Never Tear Us Apart - INXS (LP Kick, 1987)
The video was shot in several locations in Prague.
US # 7, UK # 24, CA # 9, NL # 9, BE # 8, AU # 1, NZ # 21, FR # 48, DE # 66
Watch video

Nothing Else Matters - METALLICA (single, 1992 / LP Metallica, 1991)
UK # 6, DE # 9, NO # 3, NL # 4, BE # 5, CH # 5, FR # 10, US # 34, AU # 8, NZ # 11, SE # 12, FI # 14, DK # 23
Watch video

The Passenger - IGGY POP (LP Lust For Life, 1977)
Did not chart.
Watch relevant video

People Are Strange - THE DOORS (LP Strange Days, 1967)
US # 12,
Watch video

Rock Sugar - ROB GRILL feat. ANNIE McLOONE (single, 1979 / LP Uprooted, 1979)
Did not chart.
Watch relevant video

Serenade - STEVE MILLER BAND (LP Fly Like An Eagle, 1976 / b side on single Rock'n Me, 1976)
Watch relevant video

The Show Must Go On - QUEEN (LP Innuendo1991)
FR # 2, DE # 7, UK # 16, CH # 11, BE # 22, SE # 30, NZ # 20
Watch video

Should I Stay Or Should I Go - THE CLASH (LP Combat Rock, 1982)
1982 release: UK # 17, IE # 16, US # 45, CA # 40, AU # 37
1991 re-release: UK # 1, NL # 3, DE # 5, NO # 3, SE # 6. CH # 4, BE # 4
Watch video, Watch 1991 Levis commercial

Smells Like Teen Spirit - NIRVANA (LP Nevermind, 1991)
FR # 1, ES # 1, DE # 2, US # 6, UK # 7, NZ # 1, NL # 3, NO # 2, SE # 3, AU # 5, CH # 6, AT # 8
Watch video

Summer Of '69 - BRYAN ADAMS (LP Reckless, 1984)
US # 5, NL # 4 (1990), UK # 42, CA # 11, BE # 7, NO # 9, SE # 13
Watch video

Stairway To Heaven - LED ZEPPELIN (LP IV, 1971)
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Sweet Home Alabama - LYNYRD SKYNYRD (LP Second Helping, 1974)
The song was written in reply to Neil Young's song ''Southern Man'' (1970)
US # 8, CA # 6, FR # 51, CH # 51, AT # 56, DE # 87
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Talking In Your Sleep - THE ROMANTICS (LP In Heat, 1984)
US # 3, CA # 1, SE # 5, AU # 14,  DE # 18, BE # 19, CH # 20, NL # 24
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The Temple Of The King - RAINBOW (LP Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, 1975)
The song allthough released in some countries as a single, didn't chart anywhere.
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Total Eclipse (live) - KLAUS NOMI (1981 / LP Encore, 1983)
The song didn't chart anywhere but became popular in Hellas due to a local Campari TV ad.
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Two Princes - SPIN DOCTORS (1993 / LP Pocket Full Of Kryptonite, 1991)
US # 7, UK # 3, CA # 2, AU # 3, SE # 1, NO # 2, DE # 3, NL # 3, CH # 4, FR # 5, AT # 5
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Unchain My Heart - JOE COCKER (LP Unchain My Heart, 1987)
FR # 25, NL # 27, DE # 33, CH # 15, BE # 40, UK # 46
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Under The Bridge - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS (LP Blood Sugar Sex Magik, 1991)
US # 2, NL #1, BE # 1, AU # 1, NZ # 2, UK # 13, DE # 11, NO # 10, IE # 20
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Walking On Sunshine - KATRINA & THE WAVES (LP Katrina & The Waves, 1985)
The song was originally released in 1983.
US # 9, UK # 8, IE # 2, CA # 3, AU # 4, SE # 12, CH # 14, DE # 28, NZ # 20
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The Whole Of The Moon - THE WATERBOYS (LP This Is The Sea, 1985)
UK # 26, NL # 19, NZ # 19
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Wind Of Change - SCORPIONS (LP Crazy World, 1990)
UK # 2, US # 4, DE # 1, NL # 1, FR # 1, CH # 1, AT # 1, SE # 1, NO # 1, BE # 2, AU # 7
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The Top 100 Thessaloniki radio hit songs



The 100 most popular songs that became hits either only or for the first time in Thessaloniki, Macedonia (the list will remain under constant re-evaluation).

These songs never reached a major selling single chart anywhere in the world before making it big in Hellenic radio air-play charts of stations based primarily in Thessalonki, Macedonia, Hellas but also in Central Macedonian cities such as Serres, Katerini, Kilkis, Veroia etc.

Τραγούδια που δεν είχαν γνωρίσει καμία επιτυχία σε κάποιο σημαντικό κατάλογο πωλήσεων δίσκων στον πλανήτη, πριν γίνουν μικρές ή μεγαλύτερες επιτυχίες στο ραδιόφωνο της Θεσσαλονίκης

I present, ''The Thessaloniki hits'':

0128 A L'ombre - JEAN FRANCOIS MAURICE (single, 1978)

02All Behind Us Now - PATTI AUSTIN (LP Patti Austin, 1984)

03Alone In Paris - LES OMBRES (single, LP, both of unkown origin)
Original version by Alphons Mouzon (LP Early Spring, 1988)

04Bad News - MOON MARTIN (LP Street Fever, 1980)

05Bleeding Heart - THE JOHNNYS  (LP Highlights Of A Dangerous Life, 1986)
Their single ''Injun Joe'' made it to '32 in the Australian chart.

06Bow Down - THE HOUSEMARTINS (LP The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death1987)

07Busy Line - PETER SKELLERN (LP A String Of Pearls1982)

08Captured - SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE JUKES (LP In The Heat1984)

09. Casablanca - BERTIE HIGGINS (LP Juat Another Day In Paradise1982)

10Cellophane City - STEVE FORBERT (LP Little Stevie Orbit1980)

11Cry - JAMES STEEN (single1982)
Original version by Ruth Casey (1951) and biggest hit by Johnnie Ray & The Four Lads (1951, #1 in the USA)

12Darling - STORIES (LP About Us1973)

13Do I Love You - PAUL ANKA (LP Paul Anka1971)

14Don't Let Me Change The Way You Are - GLORIA LORING (LP Gloria Loring1986)

15Down In The Bunker - STEVE GIBBONS BAND (LP Down In The Bunker1978)

16The Drowning Man - THE HOLLLOW MEN (LP The Man Who Would Be King1988)

17Echoes In The Night - GARY BROOKER (LP Echoes In The Night1985)

18Every Time I See Your Picture I Cry - LUBA (single1982 / LP Secrets & Sins, 1984)

19Final Love Song - P.S. & THE FOOTNOTES (single1983)

20First Be A Woman - LEONORE O'MALLEY (LP First Be A Woman1979)
The singer providing the actual vocals is Catherine Russell.

21For You - TRIUMVIRAT (LP A La Carte1978)
Band from Köln, Germany.

22400 Dragons - ADRIAN JOHN LOVERIDGE (LP Square One1981)
Original version by The Thieves (1979)

23. Footsteps -THE MOTELS (LP Little Robbers, 1983)

24Game Of Love - JIM CAPALDI (LP The Contender, 1978)

25Givin' Herself Away - GAIL DAVIES (LP Givin' Herself Away, 1982)
Original version by Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman feat. Gene Clark (LP City, 1980)

26Go Rosa - SANDY ROGERS (OST Fool For Love, 1985)

27Going Back To My Roots - RITCHIE HAVENS (LP Connections, 1980)
Original version by Lamont Dozier (1977). Biggest hit by Odyssey (1981)

28Hard To Say It's Over - SHEENA EASTON (LP A Private Heaven, 1984)

29Heartache No 9, Darling I Think About You - DELEGATION (LP Eau De Vie, 1979)

30. High Hopes - THE HAVALINAS (LP The Havalinas, 1990)

31How Many Ways - MURRAY HEAD (LP Between Us1979)

32I Believe In You - PANARAMA (LP Can This Be Paradise1982)

33I Can Only Give You Everything - GERARD JOLING (LP Love Is In Your Eyes1985)

34I Can't Escape Myself - THE SOUND (LP Jeopardy1980)

35I Can't Hear You No MoreThe Last Time - RUSS BALLARD (LP Russ Ballard1984)

36I Can't Live Without You - NORWOOD (LP I Can't Let You Go1987)

37I Didn't Mean To Make You Cry - DEAN FRIEDMAN (single1985)

38I Don't Wanna Lose You - ELEPHANT (single1983)
Band from Hamburg, Germany.

39I Don't Want To Lose Your Love - RICKY ANDERSON (single1983)

40I Got Loaded - LOS LOBOS (LP How Will The Wolf Survive1984)

41I Wanna Hear It From Your Lips - ERIC CARMEN (LP Eric Carmen1984)

42I'm Gonna Love You Forever - JIMMY RUFFIN & JACKSON MOORE (single1984)

43I'm Missing You - SARAH JANE MORRIS (1991 / LP Heaven, 1992)

44I'll Give You Everything - TOPPER HEADON feat. JIMMY HELMS (LP Waking Up1986)

45In Jeopardy / Lovers In The Wind / Only Because Of You - ROGER HODGSON (LP In The Eye Of The Storm1984)

46Inspector Mills - AMERICA (LP View From The Ground1982)

47If I Never Sing Another Song - DONNA LYNTON (LP Donna Lynton1986)
Original version by Alexandra, titled 'Illusionen' (1968)

48If You're Not Here (By My Side) - MENUDO (LP Reaching Out1984)
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49If You Go Away - OSCAR BENTON (LP If You Go Away1984)

50Let The Night Take The Blame - LORRAINE McKANE (single1984 / OST Parole De Flic, 1985)

51Looking For A Girl With A Washing Machine - BIG SLEEP (LP Everything Fall Into Place1991)

52Love Me More - TONY PACINO (b side on single Scusami1983)

53Lovers - FRANK DANA (LP Lovers1982)

54Love's Theme - LOVE UNLIMITED (LP In Heat, 1974)

55MercyWith You Or Without You - STEVE JONES (OST Miami Vice II1986 / LP Mercy, 1987)

56Miracle - ROBERT FORMAN (LP Cat Juggling1985)

57Mover - KEIKO MATSUI feat. GREG WALKER (LP No Borders1990)

58My Mistake (Was To Love You) - DIANA ROSS & MARVIN GAYE (LP Diana & Marvin1973)

59. Never Never - STEVE KEKANA (LP Raisining My Family1981)

60Never Never Comes - CLASSIX NOUVEAX (LP Secret1983)

61New York Hold Her Tight - DOWNES & PRICE (LP Downes & Price1986)
Original version by Van Stephenson (LP China Girl, 1981)

62. Nightmare - McAULEY SCHENKER GROUP (single, 1991 / LP MSG, 1992)

63Oh Jenny - BILLY MONTANA & THE LONG SHOTS (single1988)

64Off - KATHY BARNES (LP Body Talkin', 1978)
Original version by Hodges, James & Smith (LP What's On Your Mind, 1977)

65One Kiss Away - THE DOOLEYS (LP The Chosen Few1979)
Original version by Billy Ocean (LP Billy Ocean, 1976)

66Palm Of My Hand - THE PALE FOUNTAINS (single1983)

67Papa - PAUL ANKA (b side on single You're Having My Baby1974 / LP Anka, 1974)

68Please Don't Leave Me - PRETTY MAIDS (LP Sin-Decade1991)
Original version by John Sykes feat. Phil Lynot (1982)

69Rock Sugar - ROB GRILL feat. ANNIE McLOONE (LP Uprooted1979)

70Route 66 (Beatmasters Mix) - DEPECHE MODE (b side on single ''Behind The Wheel'', 1987)

71Sadness In Your Eyes - KIRKA (single1990 / LP Sadness In Your Eyes, 1993)

72Seeing You Again - DAN FOGELBERG (LP Exiles1987)

73. Serenade - STEVE MILLER BAND (LP Fly Like An Eagle, 1976)

74Seven Days - JOE COCKER (LP Sheffield Steel1982)

75Seventeen - ADRIAN GURVITZ (LP Il Assassino1980)

76She's Out With A Gun - VAN ZANT (LP Van Zant1985)

77Silence / I Met Her In Paris / Love - JIMMY JIMMY (LP Here In The Light1986)

78Sleep With Me - ERIC CARMEN (LP Tonight You're Mine1980)

79Slide Away - J.J. (LP Intro1990)

80Smile - CHRIS REA (b side on single Love's Strange Ways1983)

81Stay - BARRY MANILOW (LP Here Comes The Night / I Wanna Do It With You1982)

82Stay Loose - GORDON LIGHTFOOT (LP East Of Midnight1986)

83Stop Me From Starting This Feeling - LOU RAWLS (LP Love All Your Blues Away1986)

84Sun In My Eyes - SALLY OLDFIELD (LP Easy1979)

85Sweet Cherrie - MOVING PICTURES (LP Days Of Innocence1981)

86This House Is A House Of Trouble - SALLY TIMS & THE DRIFTING COWBOYS feat. MARC ALMOND (single1987)

87Tonight Is What It Means To be Young - FIRE INC / Nowhere Fast - FIRE INC / Never Be You - MARIA McKEE / Sorcerer - MARILYN MARTIN (OST Streets Of Fire1984)

88Total Eclipse (live) - KLAUS NOMI (LP Encore1983)

89We'll Make The Same Mistake Again - GOLDIE (single1979)

90What Does It Take - SANTANA (single, 1982 / LP Shango1981)
Original version by Jr. Walker & The All Stars (1969)

91When You Hold Me - AXIS (single1980)

92Why'd I Have To Fall In Love With You - MATTHEW FISHER (LP Matthew Fisher, 1980)

93Why Me - PLANET P PROJECT (LP Planet P, 1983)

94Why Won't You Stay (Come In, Come Out Of The Rain) - MELVIN JAMES (LP The Passenger, 1987)

95You & I - MADLEEN KANE (single, 1979 / LP Cheri, 1979)

96You Could Be Forgiven, The Speed Of The Beat Of My Heart - HORSE (LP The Same Sky, 1990)

97You Know What To Do - CARLY SIMON (LP Hello Big Man, 1983)

98You Left Your Mark On Me - MARTY BALIN (LP Balin, 1981)

99You Make Me Feel - BONFIRE (LP Don't Touch The Light, 1985)

100You're My Everything - SANTA ESMERALDA (LP Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, 1977)



Just around the corner...

All Aound The World - LISA STANSFIELD & BARRY WHITE  (b side on ''Time To Make You Mine'', 1992)
All I Really Need Is You - BLUE MAGIC (LP Welcome Back, 1981)
All Of The Good Ones Are Taken - IAN HUNTER (LP All Of The Good Ones Are Taken, 1983)
Black Butterfly - DENIECE WILLIAMS (LP Let's Hear It For The Boy, 1984)
Bobby Jean - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (LP Born In The USA1984)
Bonny - PREFAB SPROUT (LP Steve McQueen, 1985)
Break Them Down - GRAHAM PARKER & THE SHOT (LP Steady Nerves, 1985)
But Love Me - JANIE FRICKE (single, 1979)
Can You Hear Me - WILLIE & THE POOR BOYS (LP Willie & The Poor Boys, 1985)
Can't Get To Sleep Without You - SARAH JANE MORRIS (LP Sarah Jane Morris, 1988)
Caroline - ROBIN TROWER (LP Passion, 1986)
Endless - TOTO (LP Isolation, 1984)
Endlessly - JOE LYNN TURNER (LP Rescue You, 1985)
Fine Fine Day, First Day Of Summer - TONY CAREY (LP Some Tough City, 1984)
Foreign Affair - MIKE OLDFIELD feat. MAGGIE REILLY (LP Crises, 1983)
Gabrielle - PAUL ROLAND (LP Danse Macabre, 1987)
Hello Detroit - SAMMY DAVIS Jr. (single, 1984)
I Like The Rhythm - CARRIE LUCAS (OST Lambada1990)
I'm In Love With You - ATLANTIC STARR (LP We're Movin' Up1989)
Jukebox Babe - ALAN VEGA (LP Alan Vega, 1980)
Knife - ROCKWELL (LP Somebody's Watching Me1984)
Like A Fool - ROBIN GIBB (LP Walls Have Eyes1985)
Love In Common - FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS (LP Hot Number, 1987)
Love Is For Suckers - TWISTED SISTER  (LP Love Is For Suckers, 1987)
Main Attraction - SUZI QUATRO (LP Main Attraction, 1982)
Melancholy Man - THE MOODY BLUES (LP A Question Of Balance, 1970)
Numbers With Wings - THE BONGOS (LP Numbers With Wings, 1983)
Path With The Heart - SALLY OLDFIELD (LP Strange Day In Berlin, 1983)
Runnin' - MASON RUFFNER (LP Gypsy Blood, 1987)
Save Me - HELEN REDDY (LP Play Me Out, 1981)
Shooting For The Moon - AMY HOLLAND (OST Teen Wolf1985)
Stay Awake - RONNIE LAWS (LP Solid Ground, 1981)
Sting Of The Gin - CHRIS SIMPSON (single, 1982)
Summer Of '42 Theme - MICHEL LEGRAND (OST Summer Of '421971)
Takin' A Chance On Love - SHARON REDD (LP Redd Hott, 1982)
Time For Laughter - LITTLE EDEN (LP Back To... Little Eden, 1987)
Tonight (Dancing With The Desperate) - NORMA LEWIS (single, 1985)
Tonight You're Mine - JIM CAPALDI (LP Fierce Heart, 1983)
Where Have You Been All My Life - FOTOMAKER (LP Fotomaker, 1978)
White Fury - WINTER'S REIGN (LP The Beginning1987)
Why Is It A Crime -SLIDE (LP Down So Long, 1989)
Wish We Were Heroes - MELISSA MANCHESTER & DAVID GATES (LP Hey Ricky, 1982)
Work For Love - MINISTRY (LP With Sympathy, 1983)
You're Going Out Of My Mind - T.G. SHEPPARD (LP TG, 1985)


Special exceptions::

No Money At All - BRENDAN CROCKER & THE 5 O'CLOCK SHADOWS (LP Brendan Crocker & The 5 O'Clock Shadows1989)
The song fearures Mark Knopfler  on guitar. (NL # 46)