Thursday, May 7, 2015

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.)


UNDER CONSTRUCTION


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
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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
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Sweet Love - ANITA BAKER (LP Rapture, 1986)
Chart positions: US # 8, UK # 13, NL # 47
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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
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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
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Yellow Moon - THE NEVILLE BROTHERS (LP Yellow Moon, 1989)
The song was produced by Daniel Lanois
Chart positions: NL # 21
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You'll Never Know - HI-GLOSS (LP Hi-Gloss, 1981)
Chart positions: UK # 12, NL # 29, BE # 28
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