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post Jun 22 2015, 09:43 PM
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Hello Pop-pickers.

Welcome to the Dance Chart Number Ones of the 1990s.

Doctor Blind and myself will be hosting a chronological run-down of all the singles that would have reached number 1 if only dance singles had been available to purchase in the 1990s. There are around 170 of these.
Of course, many dance singles did reach number 1 in that decade and we will see if their run at the top could have been extended if there were no competition from other genres.

There will be disputes about what constitutes dance, as ever, and our parameters are not exactly the same as those that the very estimable Gezza used in his Top 100 Best Selling Dance Singles of The 90s thread from last year. In fact, some of our decisions were based on the discussion in that thread.

It is a sort of revisionist look at a golden decade for dance music and we hope that you will enjoy reliving some triumphs, righting some unfortunate wrongs and resurrecting some forgotten gems. Perhaps you will find songs you like that you've never even heard of.
Like any chart there will be some "non-number" ones that merely managed a week as the best selling dance song because there was bugger all else selling at the time. We can all grumble at these together biggrin.gif.

So, which acts will get their well deserved spell on the top of the pile, when in reality they were thwarted by some humongous selling OST rock ballad? Who peaked at number 2 repeatedly and here get their chance to shine? (No spoilers please - even if this is obvious to many). The moral victories are all imagined here in this thread.

Will rave or euro-dance prevail? How many trance songs will make the grade? What about big-beat's major players? Discuss and predict at your leisure.

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Countdown commencing tomorrow evening, Tuesday 23th June, with the first batch of newly minted number ones from 1990.


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post Jun 22 2015, 09:44 PM
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This will be fun. cheer.gif
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Will be following closely biggrin.gif
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Ooh unsurprisingly I'm looking forward to this & following its run through dance.gif

There;s one particular track right at the end of the decade which is undoubtedly deserving of its place here.
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post Jun 22 2015, 09:50 PM
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Well, this sounds wonderful *.*
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Fabulous. Although you know I approve anyway... looking forward to reliving some memories here.
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post Jun 22 2015, 10:01 PM
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I hope we can meet all your expectations.
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post Jun 22 2015, 10:05 PM
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OH MY *GOD*

I imagine this list will look seriously amazing and make me wish dance was in fact the only genre to exist. So many big tunes back then, looking forward to this!

I'd love a 00s version of this too, maybe I could do one magic.gif
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post Jun 22 2015, 10:18 PM
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I have already started thinking about a 00s one. Certainly 2000/2001 would be quality stuff.

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Sounds good smile.gif
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Hurrah- my mantle can be passed on finally! biggrin.gif

No decade did dance quite like the 90s IMHO though I'm sure this will generate many a debate. Still, a massive undertaking so I commend you sirs!
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omg much excite w00t.gif bounce.gif w00t.gif

this run down kills~ dance.gif wub.gif dance.gif


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QUOTE(Ethan @ Jun 22 2015, 11:27 PM) *
this run down kills~ dance.gif wub.gif dance.gif



Disclaimer - Neither Doctor Blind not myself can be held responsible for the deaths of any Buzzjack members.


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Rob 'n' Raz featuring Leila K - Got To Get



Date 6th Jan 1990
1 Week
Official Chart Run 57-32-14-13-14-11-11-8-8-10-18-28-47-68*
*Positions in red are the weeks when the track would be number 1 if just dance music was chart eligible.

Rob n Raz were a Swedish production duo that had been dj-ing and performing primarily turntablism and scratching for most of the 80s. In the late 80s they started making their own music, hiring vocalists to help out. They discovered Leila K in a music competition and they offered to work with her.

Got To Get Was their first release together and was a hit all over Europe in 1989 going Top 5 in several countries but strangely doing better in other countries than in their homeland, Sweden. As was common, it didn't become a hit in the UK until later where it peaked at the turn of the decade becoming the biggest selling dance single in the Christmas chart and in the New Year's chart.

Rob n Raz would never trouble the Top 40 again, only reaching number 41 with the follow up single Rok The Nation (also with Leila K). She would have one further hit in 1992 with Carousel.




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post Jun 23 2015, 06:12 PM
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49ers - Touch Me



Date 13th Jan 1990
3 Weeks
Official Chart Run 42-36-27-23-6-3-4-5-6-12-18-30-51*
*Positions in red are the weeks when the track would be number 1 if just dance music was chart eligible.

In 1989 the short-lived Italian house scene went mainstream peaking with the hugely successful and influential Ride on Time from Black Box. There weren't many other huge chart singles from the genre but there were plenty of club hits.

The 49ers who were four DJ-s and a vocalist, had technically the second biggest hit of the genre with Touch Me. Touche Me was released as their third single in late 1989 and features the distinctive vocal talents of one Aretha Franklin and also a sample of Alisha Warren's Touch Me for the chorus hook.

They had one further Top 20 hit with Don't You Love me and a few more minor Top 40 hits through out the first half of the 90s but early success was never repeated.



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Ooh great!
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post Jun 23 2015, 06:17 PM
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Gianfranco Bortolotti is probably the most famous of the 49ers. He went on to form Cappella (more on them later! biggrin.gif )
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Technotronic featuring Ya Kid K - Get Up (Before the Night is Over)



Date 3rd Feb 1990
3 Weeks
Official Chart Run 3-2-2-3-4-9-15-26-45-69*
*Positions in red are the weeks when the track would be number 1 if just dance music was chart eligible.

Technotronic, of course, hit big in 1989 with Pump Up the Jam ending the year as the second biggest selling dance hit behind, you guessed it, Black Box's ride On Time, the song which kept Pump Up the Jam at #2 for two weeks.

The band were a Belgian DJ Jo Bogaert and vocalist Ya Kid K who would feature on not all but many of the track released under the Technotronic name. The formula wasn't broken so they didn't fix it and Get Up (Before the Night is Over) is more of same, except just less iconic. It would replicate it's predecessor's feat of spending two weeks at #2 behind one of the years biggest singles Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares 2 U. It would not, however, repeat Pump Up the Jam's substantial sales.



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post Jun 23 2015, 06:19 PM
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QUOTE(Doctor Blind @ Jun 23 2015, 07:17 PM) *
Gianfranco Bortolotti is probably the most famous of the 49ers. He went on to form Cappella (more on them later! biggrin.gif )



Cappella actually existed before the 49ers. They had a hit with Helyom Halib in 1989.


I thought I had read that somewhere but when I was writing up that entry I couldn't seem to find a reference too easily (perhaps I'm too lazy biggrin.gif)


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post Jun 23 2015, 06:28 PM
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Oh I didn't realise that, I only know them for their brief 1993/1994 success in the UK!
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