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1990 End of Year Poll
Vote for your least favourite
Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U [ 4 ] ** [13.33%]
Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby [ 13 ] ** [43.33%]
Adamski - Killer [ 2 ] ** [6.67%]
Maria McKee - Show Me Heaven [ 6 ] ** [20.00%]
Beats International - Dub Be Good To Me [ 4 ] ** [13.33%]
Madonna - Vogue [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Snap! - The Power [ 1 ] ** [3.33%]
Total Votes: 30
  
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post Jun 2 2020, 05:56 PM
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8th place: Elton John - Sacrifice / Healing Hands

UK chart run: 26-5-1-1-1-1-1-2-4-9-11-24-38-48-61 (15 weeks)



Next out we have Elton John and his first solo #1 single. There's a couple of things that I've always wondered, firstly how on earth could it have taken so long for Elton to score a #1 hit without having someone else to help him? He's one of those artists that you would assume would have had loads by this point! And secondly I've always been curious as to why this suddenly took off? Both tracks had already been released a few months earlier in 1989 and neither troubled the charts at all, yet early the following year they combine them as a AA and it goes all the way to the top - most odd! Sacrifice was most definitely the lead song and the one that got all of the media exposure, listening back to it now it's a nice enough ballad but doesn't scream out to me as a 5 week number one contender at all. Aside from that, I must apologise for not getting this round up sooner, I may have kind of forgotten I was running this! laugh.gif Still, it's here now and the poll is up the top for you to vote out your next least fave...

Vote away! happy.gif
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post Jun 2 2020, 05:58 PM
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I thought I had missed this but glad I was wrong.

Webb for Vanilla Ice and his rip off of the Queen classic!
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post Jun 2 2020, 05:59 PM
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For me it has to be Vanilla Ice now. I've been listening a lot to a playlist I made of the 90s and this hasn't aged that well at all - I always used to associate this and U Can't Touch This as being similar but I think I prefer the latter!
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post Jun 2 2020, 06:00 PM
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Switched to Sinéad O'Connor now ohmy.gif
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post Jun 2 2020, 06:05 PM
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Careful Jade, you'll make her cry all over again cry.gif
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post Jun 2 2020, 06:51 PM
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QUOTE(Jade @ Jun 2 2020, 07:00 PM) *
Switched to Sinéad O'Connor now ohmy.gif


First La Roux and now this, you're going down in my estimations sleep.gif

Ice Ice Baby pretty easily now~
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post Jun 2 2020, 08:28 PM
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Good to see the way the votes are going!
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post Jun 3 2020, 05:41 AM
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it was between Vanilla Ice and Snap for me, went with Vanilla Ice, agree the song hasn't aged well
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post Jun 3 2020, 07:12 AM
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The Elton comeback was in part his low profile on radio had been virtually horizontal for 5 years in the UK, even when he released great singles they flopped, and his albums were underperforming compared to previous years. I managed to easily get tickets for a seat at Wembley Arena in 1989, near the front, not far from where Phil Collins was sitting watching, not what you call a sell-out.

In the US his popularity continued and both tracks were hits, especially Sacrifice, a big US radio hit, which was heard by many tourists on holiday, sparking more demand back in the UK in 1990 after it had already been and gone. Steve Wright was a huge supporter on Radio 1 of Sacrifice, and plugged it heavily. Hey Presto, from a flop to a hit - and the UK media were promoting that he'd never had a solo UK chart-topper, so the snowball escalated, the album sold big, the single sold big.

People just needed reminding that Elton wasn't a has-been...smile.gif

Vanilla Ice this time for me. Collaborate and Listen!
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post Jun 3 2020, 09:59 AM
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Still going for Beats International.
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post Jun 3 2020, 11:55 AM
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Going for Nothing Compares 2 U now, good track but drags a bit.
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post Jun 3 2020, 09:47 PM
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Vanilla Ice.
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post Jun 5 2020, 11:38 PM
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Nothing Compares 2 U needs to go.
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post Jun 7 2020, 09:54 AM
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Beats International. Don't care for Vanilla Ice either though.
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post Jun 11 2020, 05:13 PM
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Vanilla Ice gets my vote for this round, here's how I rank them =

1. Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
2. Madonna – Vogue
3. Snap – The Power
4. Maria McKee – Show Me Heaven
5. Adamski – Killer
6. Beats International – Dub Be Good to Me
7. Vanilla Ice – Ice, Ice Baby
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