January 7, 1989: The Hammy Awards for 1988

HAPPY NEW YEAR! … I regret that there is no room for more than the Hammy Awards this issue, which means that the conclusion of Les Adams’, and my Capital Radio five hour New Year’s eve party music will have to wait a further week (but then, if you heard it, you know by now what was in it), along – most irritatingly – with a huge pile of new reviews … US imports doing the biz before Christmas included not only Tyree’s ‘T’s Revenge‘ (US Underground) on 12 inch but also his album ‘Tyree’s Got A Brand New House’ (US DJ International Records), from which the ‘Think (About It)’ punctuated and previously mentioned ‘Turn Up The Bass‘ is in extremely similar “hip house” style to the now 12-inched Fast Eddie ‘Yo Yo Get Funky‘ (US DJ International Records), while other import hits (check this and the last issue’s Club Chart for relevant BPMs) have been Peter Black ‘How Far I Go‘ (US DJ International Records), Phortune ‘String Free‘ (US Hot Mix 5 Inc), the DJ Mark The 45 King-produced Gang Starr ‘Gusto‘ (US Wild Pitch), Bipo ‘Why?‘ (US Jump Street) … Ten City ‘That’s The Way Love Is’ has been white labelled by Atlantic here (ahead of late January US release of its parent album), Stock Aitken Waterman’s remix of Kool And The Gang ‘Celebration’ (Club) is now out in addition to the Moet Mix, while other new UK Releases this week should include the already well known Turntable Orchestra ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’ (RePublic Records), Adeva ‘Respect’ (Cooltempo), Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock ‘Get On The Dance Floor (The ‘Sky’ King Remix)’ (Supreme), Sterling Void ‘Runaway Girl’/Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge ‘It’s All Right’ (ffrr), Cash Money & Marvellous ‘Find An Ugly Woman’ (Sleeping Bag Records) … I never wrote that Quantize ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling/Loving Suite’ (Passion) was “badly” duetted – it should have read as “blandly”! … 1989’s Technics UK DJ Mixing Championships’ heats kick off next week, at Glasgow’s Hollywood Studios (Monday 9), Stockton-on-Tees The Mall (Tuesday), Leeds The Warehouse (Wednesday) – weather permitting, I will be making every effort to be at all the mainland UK heats, so come up and say hello! – the UK final, as previously warned, now having moved to February 15 at Leicester Square’s Empire (rather than the Hippodrome) … GIVE IT SOME OF THAT!


“GET OFF!” Yo, MC Jammy Hammy here, and to the “hip house” backing of yet another riff sampled from ‘A Day In The Life’, it’s time to book the Royal Albert Hall, get James Brown out of jail, and present the annual club music awards that show what really happened in 1988. The results may not be the way you would like them to be in retrospect, but – sticking strictly to the statistics to be derived from the year-end Hi-NRG and Club Charts (printed in the Christmas issue of rm) – this is how they stack up in fact.

THE CLUB CHART HIT OF 1988: d. Mob ‘We Call It Acieed’ (ffrr), number one in the year end chart if both mixes are combined (its main chart impact being in the promoed LP mix).

RUNNERS UP: Inner City ‘Big Fun’ (10 Records), at number one in the actual year end chart, was separated by only one point from Ten City ‘Right Back To You’ (Atlantic), and by only eight points from The Todd Terry Project ‘Weekend’ (Sleeping Bag Records), the latter being likely to leap over the lot had there been a chart for week ending December 31 (in which hypothetical case, Inner City ‘Good Life’ would also have vaulted up spectacularly from the low placing of 96 that just three weeks in the Top 30, albeit at Number One, had earnt it).

RECORDS AT NUMBER ONE FOR LONGEST (all with five weeks): Joyce Sims ‘Come Into My Life’ (London), previously 1987’s import of the year, S’EXPRESS ‘Theme From S’Express’ (Rhythm King), Inner City ‘Big Fun’ (10 Records), d. Mob ‘We Call It Acieed (The Matey Mix) (ffrr).

THE CLUB CHART ARTISTES OF THE YEAR: Inner City featuring Kevin Saunderson

RUNNERS UP: The Todd Terry Project, Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, S’Express, The Pasadenas, Keith Sweat, Joyce Sims, Eric B & Rakim, Will Downing, Kid ‘N Play, Coldcut

PRODUCERS OF THE YEAR (tie): Todd Terry – The Todd Terry Project ‘Weekend’/’Just Wanna Dance’ and ‘Bango (To The Batmobile)’, Swan Lake ‘In The Name Of Love’, Royal House ‘Can You Party’, and arguably Jungle Brothers ‘I’ll House You’ (which uses ‘Can You Party’ as backing track); Marshall Jefferson – Ten City ‘Right Back To You’/’One Kiss Will Make It Better’, Kym Mazelle ‘Useless’, Truth ‘Open Our Eyes’, and just as arguably Royal House ‘Can You Party’ and Jungle Brothers ‘I’ll House You’ as both are underpinned by his bassline from ‘Move Your Body’!

BRITAIN’S DJ PRODUCERS: Mark Moore (S’Express), Tim Simenon (Bomb The Bass), Les Adams (LA Mix), Matt Black & Jonathan More (Coldcut), Norman Cook, Simon Harris, Eddie Richardson (Jolly Roger)

RAP ACT OF THE YEAR: Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

RUNNERS UP: Kid ‘N Play, Eric B & Rakim, Public Enemy, and anyone called Roxanne!

IMPORT OF THE YEAR: Jungle Brothers ‘I’ll House You’ (US Idlers)

REISSUE OF THE YEAR: Rose Royce ‘Car Wash’/’Is It Love You’re After’ (MCA Records)

THE CLUB CHART LABELS OF 1988: 1 (–) ffrr, 2 (1) Cooltempo, 3 (2) Breakout, 4 (re) MCA Records, 5 (–) Rhythm King, 6 (4) Champion, 7 (5) Fourth & Broadway, 8 (3) London, 9 (re) 10 Records, 10 (–) Elektra, 11 (6) Atlantic, 12 (–) Sleeping Bag Records, 13 (–) FON, 14 (11) Urban, 15 (–) CBS, 16 (15=) Club, 17 (–) CityBeat, 18 (–) Reprise, 19 (–) Syncopate, 20 (7) Warner Bros

RECORD COMPANIES OF THE YEAR (labels ranked by hit strength): 1 (5) London (ffrr/London), 2(2) WEA (Elektra/Atlantic/Reprise/FON/Warner Bros/WEA), 3 (1) Chrysalis (Cooltempo/Chrysalis/Ensign), 4 (4) A&M (Breakout), 5 (13) MCA (MCA Records), 6 (–) Rhythm King, 7 (3) CBS (CBS/Def Jam/Tabu), 8 (6) Champion, 9 (8) Island (Fourth & Broadway), 10 (15) Virgin (10 Records), 11 (11) Phonogram (Club/Fontana), 12 (11) Polydor (Urban/Urban Acid/Scotti Bros), 13 (7) EMI (Syncopate/Manhattan), 14 (–) Sleeping Bag UK, 15 (–) CityBeat, 16 (–) Big Life (Ahead Of Our Time), 17 (–) Supreme Records, 18 (–) RePublic Records, 19 (–) US Idlers, 20 (14) Serious (RIP)

WE TRY HARDER: WEA

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO?: Soul Music

HI-NRG HIT OF 1988: Michelle Goulet ‘Over And Over’ (Saturday)

RUNNERS UP: Natalie Cole ‘Pink Cadillac’ (EMI-Manhattan), M&H Band ‘Popcorn’ (French Family, making it import of the year), Barbara Doust ‘If You Love Somebody’ (Saturday)

HI-NRG HITS AT NUMBER ONE FOR LONGEST: Eria Fachin ‘Savin’ Myself’ (Saturday), starting its chart career on Canadian Power in 1987, was number one for 13 weeks during that year and for another five weeks in 1988, making 18 (non-consecutive) weeks in all – otherwise, restricted to 1988 (with eight weeks), Yazz & The Plastic Population ‘The Only Way Is Up’ (Big Life)

HI-NRG ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Hazell Dean

RUNNERS UP: Quartzlock, Eria Fachin, Seventh Avenue

HI-NRG LABELS OF 1988: 1 (–) Saturday, 2 (–) EMI, 3 (1) Nightmare, 4 (–) Reflection, 5 (4) London

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO: Passion, 1 in 1986, 5 in 1987, nowhere (not one hit in the year end Top 40) in 1988

RECORD COMPANIES OF THE YEAR (new award): 1 Nightmare (Saturday/Nightmare), 2 EMI (EMI-Manhattan/Parlophone), 3 Reflection, 4 London (London/Ibiza), 5 PWL (PWL/Lisson Records)

That’s where the strict statistics end. From now on things may get more contentious!

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY: Ten City ‘Right Back To You’ (Atlantic)

TURNTABLE TURNAROUND: Turntable Orchestra ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’ (US Music Village Records, now on RePublic here)

BREAK BEAT OF THE YEAR: Lyn Collins ‘Think (About It)’

(GREEDY) BEAT ON THE STREET: ‘Get On The Good Foot’

GIMME A (go go) BEAT AND I CAN USE IT (over and over again): Ben Liebrand, and Phil Harding & Ian Curnow

GIMME A CHANT AND I CAN ABUSE IT: Dancin’ Danny D (“acieed!”)

GIMME ANYTHING AND I CAN SAMPLE IT: Todd Terry

GIMME A BASSLINE AND I CAN REWRITE IT (but don’t you copy me!): Stock Aitken Waterman

“THIS IS WHAT WE DANCED TO ON OUR HOLS” Paul Oakenfold, Nicky Holloway, Danny Rampling, Johnny Walker

“CAN I COME TOO?” Pete Tong

“GIVE IT SOME OF THAT, KID!” Pete Waterman, on the now hugely enjoyable ‘The Hitman And Her’

‘TOP OF THE POPS’ VIDEO STAR: MC Jammy Hammy

WHO THANKS WHO? Brandon Cooke and Roxanne Shanté

THIS YEAR’S THING: “hip house”

LAST YEAR’S THING: “acieed!”

Finally, thank you to the closedown of BBC Radio London for turning me on to LBC, and the pleasure of talk radio!


THE CLUB CHART – January 7, 1989

01 02 RESPECT (MIXES) Adeva, Cooltempo 12in
02 01 GOOD LIFE (MAGIC JUAN’S MIX/MAYDAY CLUB MIX) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
03 07 YOYO GET FUNKY/HIP HOUSE/JACK 2 THE SOUND/CAN U STILL DANCE/I CAN DANCE/CLAP YOUR HANDS/LET’S GO The DJ Fast Eddie, DJ International Records LP
04 06 BORN THIS WAY (LET’S DANCE) Cookie Crew, ffrr 12in
05 30 RUNAWAY GIRL (PUMP DUB/RUNAWAY RADIO MIX/DESPERATION DUB) Sterling Void/IT’S ALL RIGHT (HOUSE MIX/DUB) Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge, ffrr 12in pre-release
06 09 WALK ON…/(MELLOW MIX) Smith & Mighty featuring Jackie Jackson, Three Stripe Records 12in
07 19 I CAN DO THIS (UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN MIXES) Monie Love, Cooltempo 12in pre-release
08 04 OPEN OUR EYES (MIXES) Marshall Jefferson presents Truth, ffrr 12in
09 05 STAKKER HUMANOID/(THE OMEN MIX) Humanoid, Westside Records 12in
10 03 YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME (EXTENDED VER.) Turntable Orch, RePublic Records 12in
11 78 TURN UP THE BASS/T.J.G.P./ACID OVER/HOUSE LINE/I’LL NEVER LET YOU GO/T’S REVENGE/LET’S GET TOGETHER/ACID IS MY LIFE/LIFE/ACID OVERTURE Tyree, US DJ International Records LP
12 12 DON’T SCANDALIZE MINE/READY TO PENETRATE Sugar Bear, Champion 12in
13 14 GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR (THE “SKY” KING REMIXES)/KEEP IT GOING NOW (HARDCORE REMIX) Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, US Profile/German BCM Records 12in
14 17 MY PREROGATIVE (EXTENDED REMIX) Bobby Brown, MCA Records 12in
15 18 WRATH OF KANE/I’LL TAKE YOU THERE (REMIX) Big Daddy Kane, US Cold Chillin’ 12in
16 31 BUFFALO STANCE Neneh Cherry, Circa 12in
17 10 DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE Mista E, Urban 12in
18 08 THE WAY YOU LOVE ME (12” CLUB MIX) Karyn White, Warner Bros 12in
19 21 THE MIGHTY HARD ROCKER/FIND AN UGLY WOMAN Cash Money & Marvelous, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
20 28 CHIKKI CHIKKI AAH AAH/FORDTRAX Baby Ford, Rhythm King 12in
21 25 GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR/CHECK THIS OUT/JOY AND PAIN Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, Supreme Records LP
22 46 GOOD LIFE (STEVE HURLEY’S ‘HOUSE OF TRIX’/MIKE ‘HITMAN’ WILSON’S CHICAGO MIX) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
23 35 MY LOVE IS MAGIC (CLUB MIX) Bäs Noir, US nugroove 12in/10 Records promo
24 20 JACK OF SPADES (MIXES) Boogie Down Productions, Jive 12in
25 33 ‘THE GARAGE SOUND OF DEEPEST NEW YORK’ Various, RePublic Records LP
26 11 USELESS (I DON’T NEED YOU NOW) Kym Mazelle, Syncopate 12in
27 — THE MUSIC MAKER/THE MIGHTY HARD ROCKER/WHERE’S THE PARTY AT?/UGLY PEOPLE BE QUIET (REMIX)/MARVELOUS DRAWERS/ALL ABOUT PARTYIN’/A REAL MUTHA FOR YA/WHO’S IN THE PLACE/TIME IS UP/FIND AN UGLY WOMAN/UGLY PEOPLE BE QUIET/IS IT REAL/PLAY IT KOOL Cash Money & Marvelous, US Sleeping Bag Records LP
28 24 NOT GONNA DO IT (MIXES) Vicky Martin, US Movin’ Records 12in
29 16 SAY A LITTLE PRAYER Bomb The Bass, Rhythm King 12in
30 39 ACTIVATED/TAKE ME WHERE YOU WANT TO/I COME ALIVE WHEN I’M WITH YOU/I’VE WAITED ALL NIGHT Gerald Alston, Motown LP
31 32 MAKE MY BODY ROCK (FEEL IT) (MIXES) Jomanda, US Big Beat 12in
32 86 SLEIGH RIDE/THANK YOU FOR A GOOD YEAR/THE CHRISTMAS SONG Alexander O’Neal, Tabu LP/12in
33 — YO YO GET FUNKY (ORIGINAL RADIO/FUNKY MUSIC/WOO YEA!/TYREE’S FUNKY BEATS/USE TO HEARIN) Fast Eddie, US DJ International Records 12in
34 40 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE (MIXES) Gary L, US Easy Street 12in
35 41 GIVE ME BACK YOUR LOVE (MIXES) Boyz In Shock featuring Carol Leeming, Jack Trax 12in
36 13 WEEKEND/JUST WANNA DANCE The Todd Terry Project, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
37 15 TALKING WITH MYSELF/(OPIUM MIX) Electribe 1.0.1., Club 12in
38 48 THIS IS ACID (A NEW DANCE CRAZE) (LES ADAMS REMIXES) Maurice, Breakout 12in
39 44 TOUCH ME (LOVE ME TONIGHT) Brian Keith, US New Image 12in
40 38 BREAK 4 LOVE (SPANISH FLY) Raze, Champion/US Columbia 12in
41 27 VOODOO RAY A Guy Called Gerald, Rham! Records 12in
42 45 FEEL THE MUSIC (FEEL THE BASS) (MIXES) Double Trouble, B/Ware! Records 12in
43 29 KNOW HOW/(INSTRUMENTAL) Young MC, Fourth & Broadway 12in
44 53 THE 900 NUMBER The 45 King, US Tuff City 12in
45 — PROMISED LAND/GOING DOWN/CAN’T FAKE THE FEELING/PERFECT WORLD/I TRY/OH SO TRUE/I’LL BE THERE/HE’S ALL I NEED/PURPLE HAZE Joe Smooth, US DJ International Records LP
46 47 I GOTTA GOOD THING (REMIX) Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud, US DNA International 12in
47 — THE GARDEN OF EDEN (THE JAZZ MIX) The Garden Of Eden, Pepper Records 12in
48 60 WEEKEND (RETOUCHED BY THE HAND OF TODD) The Todd Terry Project, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
49 — LOVE FEVER (ADONIS’ FEVER MIX/BURNING MIX/RED MENTAL BOOTS MIX) CCDP, Jive 12in
50 62 WAITING IN VAIN Total Contrast, Criminal Records 12in
51 43 TOUCH OF LOVE (MIXES) Liz Torres featuring Master C&J, Black Market Records 12in
52 49 REACHIN’ (BROTHERHOOD MIX) Phase II, RePublic Records 12in
53 — STRAIGHT FROM THE SOUL/NATURALLY Top Billin’, Rapsonic 12in white label
54 51 JOY AND PAIN Donna Allen, US Oceana LP
55 54 SEDUCTION (MIXES) Seduction, US Vendetta Records 12in
56 36 HOW FAR I GO (HOUSE/HOUSE MUSIC/ACID HOUSE/I GO RADIO/HOUSE APPELLA) Peter Black, US DJ International 12in
57 79 WHY? (MIXES) Bipo, US Jump Street 12in
58 23 THE SPELL! (GET DOWN WITH THE GENIE)/SPELL ON ME The Funky Worm, FON 12in
59 59 DO ME RIGHT Pebbles, US MCA Records 12in promo
60 50 AT MY HOUSE/SHAFTED OFF/FUNKY ACID MAKOSSA Frankie “Bones” presents Bonesbreaks Volume 2, US UnderWorld Records 12in
61 63 T’S REVENGE – IT TAKES A THIEF (MIXES) Tyree, US Underground 12in
62 88 COME GET MY LOVIN’ (MIXES)/MOVE GROOVE Dionne, US Bigshot Records 12in
63 69 IF YOU THINK YOU’RE IN LOVE Rick Clarke, WA 12in
64 84 THE 900 NUMBER/BREAK BEATS The 45 King, US Tuff City LP
65 re EASE BACK/WATCH ME NOW/AIN’T IT GOOD TO YOU/GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME Ultramagnetic MC’s, ffrr LP/12in sampler
66 — WHO IS IT?/CRUSHIN-N-BUSSIN (REMIX)/INCREASE THE PIECE/GREATEST MAN ALIVE/ORIGINAL STYLING/JOE FAMILIAR/STRAIGHT UP/IMPROVIN-N-GROOVIN/BELIEVE DAT/GIDDY UP/ONCE MORE 3-D, CityBeat LP/bonus 12in
67 100 CELEBRATION ’88 (THE MOET/CHANDON MIXES) Kool & The Gang, Club 12in black label
68 92 ROCK THE DISCOTHEQUES/ACID JACKSON (LET’S GO) The Dynamic Guv’nors, Blapps! Records 12in
69 26 SET THE PACE (SAY YEAH)/STYLIN’ (EXTENDED VERSION) Skinny Boys, Jive 12in
70 42 SOMEDAY (CLUB MIX) Ce Ce Rogers, US Atlantic 12in/UK promo
71 89 GOOD LIFE (KEVIN ‘MASTER REESE’ MIX) Inner City, US Virgin 12in
72 — SOULMATE (DANCIN’ DANNY D REMIXES) Wee Papa Girl Rappers, Jive 12in
73 34 I’M A LOVER Kym Mazelle/YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME Turntable Orchestra, RePublic Records 12in pre-release
74 re DEVOTION (CLUB MIX/BAM BAM’S HOUSE MIX) Ten City, Atlantic 12in
75 — AFTER LOVING YOU (MIXMASTER GENERAL REMIX)/OMARI’S RAP Powerlords, Silhouette Recording Co 12in
76 72 MY DJ (PUMP IT UP SOME) Richie Rich, Gee St Recordings 12in
77 57 A DAY IN THE LIFE Black Riot, Champion 12in
78 80 JACK TO THE SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND (MIXES) Hithouse, Supreme Records 12in
79 82 SKIN I’M IN (12” MIX) Cameo, US Atlanta Artists 12in
80 74 2 HYPE (DANCIN’ DANNY D UK REMIX/HOUSE INSTRUMENTAL/ORIGINAL VOCAL) Kid ‘N’ Play, Cooltempo 12in pre-release
81 52 NIGHT MOVES (MIXES) Rickster, Sure Delight 12in
82 — HORNIE/SEXUALITY/BRAVE NEW WORLD/DOES NOT COMPUTE Blake Baxter, US Incognito 12in
83 — PUMP IT UP HOME BOY (FAST EDDIE’S ‘HURTIN’ MIX/THE ‘HOME BOY’ MIX/P-P-PUMPED AGAIN MIX)/HOUSE EXPRESS (RALPHI ROSARIO’S “WHEY” MIX/TYREE’S ‘TRANSFER’ MIX/BOOGIE’S ‘EXPRESS’ MIX) Mix Masters, US DJ International Records 12in
84 96 THAT’S THE WAY LOVE IS (UNDERGROUND MIX/ACIEED MIX)/DEVOTION (INSTRUMENTAL) Ten City, Atlantic 12in white label
85 64 TRUTH OF SELF EVIDENCE/STRUCTURE/ROCK TO THE BEAT Reese & Santonio, ffrr 12in
86 67 FLOAT ON Stetsasonic featuring Force MD’s, Breakout 12in
87 93 KEEP IT INSIDE Cherrelle, Tabu LP
88 97 I GET HYPE Trouble, Justice 12in
89 90 I MISSED (12” VERSION) Surface, CBS 12in
90 — BABY DON’T FORGET MY NUMBER Milli Vanilli, Cooltempo 12in
91 55 STRING FREE (CLUB LeRAY MIX/DASH RIPROCK MIX)/CAN YOU FEEL THE BASS Phortune, US Hot Mix 5 Inc 12in
92 — CAN YOU FEEL IT (DR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. SPOKEN WORD MIX/ROBERT OWENS VOCAL/INSTRUMENTAL) Fingers Inc, Jack Trax 12in
93 81 NOTICE ME (MIXES) Sandée, US The Fever 12in
94 71 YEAH BUDDY (EXTENDED MIX) Royal House, Champion 12in
95 58 DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE (THE ULTIMATE HYPE) Mista E, Urban Acid 12in
96 re BUS STOP (LES ADAMS REMIX/JAM TILL YOU DROP MIX) N.93, Rhyme ‘n’ Reason Records 12in
97 — THE PARTY (ITALIAN VERSION/SEX VERSION) Rubix, German ZYX Records 12in
98 re IT IS WHAT IT IS (MAJESTIC MIX) Rhythim Is Rhythim, US Transmat 12in
99 95 I NEED YOUR LOVE High Density/THE STRENGTH Intense, US Anitra 12in
100 70 RUNNING AWAY (THE WEEKEND MIX) Scram, CityBeat 12in


HI-NRG

01 02 DOWN TOWN ’88 (PETER SLAGHUIS REMIX) Petula Clark, PRT 12in
02 01 REQUIEM London Boys, German Teldec 12in
03 03 LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES (THE DISCO MIX) Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
04 04 DANCE WITH ME Claudia T, Dutch Made Up 12in
05 14 JACK TO THE SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND Hithouse, Supreme 12in
06 11 A B C D/BAD GIRLS Radiorama, Italian Disco Merak Music 12in
07 06 I NEED YOUR PASSION Sweet Connection, German Blow Up 12in
08 08 LOVE EVICTION/LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO LOVE TONIGHT Quartzlock, Retro 12in
09 10 NATHAN JONES (EXTENDED VERSION) Bananarama, London 12in
10 13 HEART OF GLASS Desiderata, Nightmare 12in
11 12 OVER AND OVER AND OVER Michelle Goulet, Saturday 12in
12 09 WHAT KIND OF LOVE Diana Randall, French Public 12in
13 18 STOP! Erasure, Mute 12in
14 34 GOOD LIFE (MAGIC JUAN’S MIX) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
15 05 AUTOMATICALLY YOURS Brenda Cochrane, Dazzle 12in
16 15 LOVE HANGOVER (DANCE MIX) Diana Ross, Motown 12in
17 33 TAKE ME TO YOUR HEART (AUTUMN LEAVES MIX) Rick Astley, RCA 12in
18 07 THE RUMOUR (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX) Olivia Newton-John, US MCA 12in
19 21 ROCK ME BABY Lysa Lynn, US Emergency 12in
20 16 MOVE IT IN, MOVE IT OUT Body Heat, Canadian Sizzle 12in
21 23 CALL ME/SIGNS OF LOVE Coco, German Blow Up 12in
22 26 STAKKER HUMANOID Humanoid, Westside 12in
23 — SS PAPARAZZI (THE CROWNING KING MIX) Stock Aitken Waterman, PWL 12in
24 30 ALL OVER AGAIN Norma Manning, Passion 12in
25 20 STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS Yazz, Big Life 12in
26 35 WEEKEND The Todd Terry Project, Sleeping Bag 12in
27 17 I CAN FLY Louise Thomas, Nightmare 12in
28 24 IT’S YOU Sheila Stewart, Dutch Made Up 12in
29 39 MAMA TOLD ME ’88 Fantastique, Belgian A.R.S. 12in
30 37 BACKSEAT OF YOUR CADILLAC C. C. Catch, German Hansa 12in
31 re JACKIE (WAKE UP MIX) Blue Zone, Arista/Rockin’ Horse 12in
32 — COCOON (THEME FROM ‘HITMAN AND HER’) Timerider, Lisson 12in
33 31 TOO MANY TIMES, TOO MANY CHANGES San, Belgian Infinity 12in
34 29 LET’S ALL DANCE Argentina, Italian Memory 12in
35 32 JUST FOR YOU Manuella, Belgian Hi Tension 12in
36 27 CAN YOU PARTY (CLUB MIX) Royal House, Champion 12in
37 22 ONLY MUSIC SURVIVES (DJ PROMIX)/SPEND A LITTLE TIME Alba, Italian Merak Music 12in
38 re YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’/LOVIN’ SUITE Quantize, Passion 12in
39 — EVERLASTING LOVE (PETE HAMMOND REMIX) Sandra, Siren 12in
40 — RUN TO ME Cherish, Instant Karma! 12in

One thought on “January 7, 1989: The Hammy Awards for 1988”

  1. Seeing full members of the jazz funk Mafia like Colin Hudd, Pete Tong and e en Froggy involved enough to lend out his sound system for the biggest M25 acid house parties while as you say JH was a definite bystander for a lot of 1988/89 acid going’s on made me wonder why JH (although close friends with most of its constituent DJs and never missing being backstage with them all at Caister ) never actually played out as part of the Mafia – – except for those few minutes at one of the legendary Purley alldayers I think when he performed a supposedly great mix of Dancing In Outer Space in or out of something.

    An an aside on alldayers the big rave I went to the other week was basically an allfayer 12-12midnight maybe because they know a large proportion of the crowd were in their 40s and 50s and didn’t want to stay up all night – the noughties arena was the only one that went on till 12.00 and didn’t finish at 11,30 and that was full of a generally younger crowd. (They probably thought they could handle an extra half an hour!)Who’d have thought the alldayer would return?! Incidentally that Magna 90sFest iwas one of the best days I’ve ever had including all the memories of 88/89 and 96-01 so well worth checking out next summer.

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