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ITV's "OH BOY" or ITV
2004 huge survies
50 years of life changing "100 greatests" lists
ABC TV's "Oh
100 greatest Albums
. . 100
greatest Music Videos
ITV Record of the Year
December 10th 2005
Kay presented ITV's "The Record of the Year 2005" Final.
The top selling 30 tracks of 2005 fight it out for the coveted title of
The Record of The Year 2005. The last 10 were judged by you the veiwers
live on TV on December 10th
1) You raise me up -
2) All about you -
3) My Humps - Black
4) You're Beautiful -
5) Bad Day - Daniel
also in the shortlisted top 10 were
Feel Good Inc - Gorillaz
What you waiting for - Gwen
Since u been gone - Kelly
If there's any justice - Lemar
Nine million bicycles - Katie
now won this award 4 times since it started in 1998 . Whatever you think
of this talented vocal group having so many hits with mainly covers of
proven tracks of the past, this
band have now taken 4th position as the best selling artists in the UK
, behind Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Sir Cliff Richard.
Previous Winners of THE ITV RECORD OF THE
Thunderbirds by Busted (92 points)
McFly's Five Colours Of Her Hair (91)
Anastasia's Left Outside Alone (90)
Will Young's Leave Right Now (88)
Katie Melua's Closest Thing To Crazy (79)
Also in the Top 10: Maroon 5's This Love, Brian McFadden's Real To Me,
Girls Aloud's Love Machine, Natasha Bedingfield's These Words, Scissor
2003 winner Mandy by Westlife (136 points)
2 - Year 3000 by Busted (134)
3 - If Your Not The One by Daniel Bedingfield (132)
4 - Where Is The Love? by Black Eyed Peas (103)
5 - Sweet Dreams (My LA Ex) by Rachel Stevens (95)
Also in the Top 10: Be Faithful by Fatman Scoop, Bring Me To Life by Evanescence,
Make Luv by Room 5/Oliver Cheatham, Crazy In Love by Beyoncé, White
Flag by Dido
winner Unchained Melody by Gareth Gates (134 points)
2 - If Tomorrow Never Comes by Ronan Keating (132)
2 - Evergreen by Will Young (132)
4 - Colourblind by Darius (111)
5 - The Tide Is High by Atomic Kitten (91)
Also in the Top 10: Kiss Kiss by Holly Valance, Hero by Enrique Iglesias,
Just A Little by Liberty X, A Little Less Conversation by Elvis Vs JXL,
Whenever Wherever by Shakira
2001 Don't Stop Movin' by S Club Seven
2000 My Love by Westlife
1999 Flying Without Wings by Westlife
1998 No Matter What by Boyzone
ABC TV's "OH BOY!"
Boy! was televised live at The Empire Theatre, Hackney, where 200 excited,
lively teenagers made up the audience each week. It was set up in direct
competition to the BBC's '6.5 Special' teen show. The show had two trial
broadcasts in the Midlands before going nationwide. Each week it had a
variety of special guest stars from UK and overseas artists as well as
its resident bands and soloists. The show was compered by Jimmy Henney
and Tony Hall would take it in turns each week to compere the show.
BOY!' THE FIRST SHOW
Saturday ~ September 13th
Compered by Jimmy Henney
RESIDENT WEEKLY BAND
Lord Rockingham's XI - performed
two medleys plus a full performance of their current hit Hoots Mon.
Red Price - ?
The Dallas Boys - Buddy Holly's
Think It Over" & Gene Vincent's "Rocky Road Blues,
Neville Taylor & The Cutters -
Coaster's Yakety Yak and the Everly Brothers Oh What
Cherry Wainer - ?
The Vernons Girls - ?
WEEK'S SPECIAL GUESTS:
Cliff Richard & The Drifters - Milton
Allen's "Dont Bug Me Baby and his first ever-record release,
Move It! which reached No1 in UK top ten..
John Barry 7 - ?
- Buddy Knox's Somebody Touched Me in addition to a medley
with the Dallas Boys in which he sang Elvis' Baby I Dont Care
and Ricky Nelson's Poor Little Fool.
- "Seven Steps To Love,
Note Cliff is backed by the DRIFTERS,
after there first hit 'Move It' they changed their name to the SHADOWS
because of the US vocal group 'The Drifters'
* * * *
* * * * *
'OH BOY!' THE
Compered by Jimmy
Henney and Tony Hall
TV Hop (Cliff Richard, Marty
Wilde, Billy Fury, Bill Forbes & Dickie Pride) +
Rip It Up (2 Vernons Girls) + Lonesome
Traveller (4 of Lord Rockingham's XI + Cliff et al)
2. Rah Rah Rockingham (Lord Rockingham's
3. Lets Rock While the Rockin's Good
4. Dont Knock Upon My Door (Billy Fury)
5. Looby Doo (Cherry Wainer)
6. All American Boy (Marty Wilde)
7. Slippin n Slidin (Dickie
8. When I Grow Too Old To Dream (Peter Elliott)
9. When the Saints Go Marching In (Complete
cast for close of first half)
10. I Had A Dream (Start of 2nd half
with Vernons Girls & Dallas Boys)
11. Woman From Liberia (Bill Forbes)
12. Dirty Old Town (Mike Preston)
13. Turn Me Loose (Cliff Richard)
14. Good Cat (Neville Taylor & The Cutters)
15. Percy Green (Don Lang)
16. Three Cool Cats (Cliff Richard, Marty
Wilde, Dickie Pride)
17. Early in the Morning (Cliff Richard,
What a show I remember it well!! . . Oh Boy! was
one TV program I never missed (much to my parents disapproval) It was
alive & live, exciting
setting us teeny boppers up well for the oncoming of the 60's!!
of 2 large survey's done in late 2004 for British TV
The programmes were showing the results of CHANNEL 4's
greatest Music Videos from your choices
100 Greatest Albums
hour's of life changing music spanning 50 years -
from folk to rap, jazz to punk rock, R&B to glam rock.
April 17th 2005
- OK Computer - 1997
Recorded as the band holed-up in a haunted house,
the sleeve artist sat in on recordings and drew images of the sessions
to illustrate. The biggest hit from this album was Karma Police.
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree - 1987
With this album U2 sought to paint vivid sound pictures
of North America. Dedicated to the memory of their roadie Greg Carroll,
a Maori who died in a motorbike accident while the album was being made.
Hits include Where The Streets Have No Name, I Still Haven't Found What
I'm Looking For and With Or Without You.
3. NIRVANA - Nevermind - 1991
The American grunge explosion. The cover (the baby
in the water) has become iconic. Includes Smells Like Teen Spirit and
Come As You Are.
4. MICHAEL JACKSON - Thriller - 1982
Still the biggest-selling album in the world, this
contains the classics Thriller, Beat It, Billie Jean, Human Nature: the
list of hits just goes on and on.
5. PINK FLOYD - Dark Side of the Moon - 1973
It's estimated that one in every 14 people in the
USA under the age of 50 owns a copy of this album. One in four homes in
the UK has a copy. The image that adorns the cover is a prism refracting
6. OASIS - Definitely Maybe - 1994
With the swaggering chords of the opening Rock 'n'
Roll Star, Oasis announced that big, brash Brit Rock was here to stay
at least for a few years. This was the fastest selling debut in British
7. THE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - 1967
One of the most influential albums of all time.
The Beatles finally decided to stop playing live and devote themselves
to the studio. Famous songs from the album include When I'm 64, With a
Little Help From My Friends and A Day in the Life.
8. MADONNA - Like a Prayer - 1989
Madonna's change in hair colour marked a change
in tone to her songwriting. Madonna autobiographically expresses herself
through songs about her father, her religion and her Catholic upbringing.
9. GUNS N' ROSES - Appetite For Destruction - 1987
This album perfectly embodies the self-destructive
mania of their lives at that time. Written when the band all lived together
in a one-room apartment they called 'Hellhouse'. Hits include Welcome
to the Jungle and Sweet Child O' Mine.
10. THE BEATLES - Revolver - 1966
This was the moment The Beatles finally shook off
their mop top image. No longer content with love songs it testifies to
their interest in world music, drugs and politics. It also captures the
feelgood vibe of 1966 - the year England won the World Cup.
11. R.E.M. - Automatic for the People - 1992
The one with the metal star on the front. The biggest
hits from the album were Man in the Moon (homage to alternative comedian
Andy Kaufman) and Everybody Hurts.
12. THE BEATLES - The White Album - 1968
The album had no title (it was just called 'The
Beatles') but it soon became dubbed 'The White Album' for obvious reasons.
Contains classic songs like Back in the USSR and Ob la di, Ob la da, and
also Revolution 9 - an avant-garde sound collage. Eric Clapton played
lead guitar on While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
13. QUEEN - A Night at the Opera - 1975
Queen's epic was the fifth most expensive album
of all time. Six studios were used to record the album which contained
hits You're My Best Friend and Bohemian Rhapsody.
14. COLDPLAY - Parachutes - 2000
Coldplay's debut record took Chris Martin from gawky
singer to rubbing shoulders with the Hollywood A-List. The globe on the
cover cost £9.99 from WH Smith.
15. OASIS - (What's the Story) Morning Glory - 1995
The album that turned Oasis into megastars. Featuring
Wonderwall, Don't Look Back in Anger, Roll With It and Some Might Say.
16. ALANIS MORISSETTE - Jagged Little Pill - 1995
Morissette's transformation from teenybopper to
angst queen made this one of the biggest-selling albums by a female solo
artist. Notable too for the vicious attack on her ex-boyfriend in You
17. LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin IV - 1971
The cover bears no title, there are no band photos
- the music speaks for itself. Bearing the classics Stairway to Heaven,
and Rock and Roll, this is possibly Led Zeppelin's best effort, and having
sold over 22 million copies since, the record buying public seem to agree.
18. THE VERVE - Urban Hymns - 1997
The band were on the verge of splitting up but still
produced one of the defining albums of the 1990s. Tracks include Bittersweet
Symphony, The Drugs Don't Work and Lucky Man.
19. JIMI HENDRIX - Are you Experienced? - 1967
Jimi's girlfriend Kathy Etchingham is said to have
inspired several of the songs on this recording. Hendrix had to hastily
write in between gigs - resulting with the hugely influential Foxy Lady,
Hey Joe and Purple Haze.
20. THE SMITHS - The Queen Is Dead - 1986
Morrissey's lyrics deal with his own fame, art and
his media persona as well as his bitterness towards the music business.
Notable tracks include Bigmouth Strikes Again, Frankly Mr Shankly and
The Boy With the Thorn in His Side. French Actor Alain Delon's head is
on the cover.
21. JOHN LENNON - Imagine - 1971
Recorded at home in Lennon's estate in Berkshire,
visitors to the house during the recording of the album included Jack
Nicholson, Andy Warhol and Miles Davies. Imagine contains an alleged bitter
attack on Paul McCartney called How Do You Sleep, along with the hits
Imagine and Jealous Guy.
22. RADIOHEAD - The Bends - 1995
This is one of the most diverse and complete albums
in recent history. Its mix of ballads, rock, and pop includes 11 new songs
along with "My Iron Lung." The first release off "The Bends"
was "Fake Plastic Trees," an elegant melody that features an
acoustic strum and Yorke's beautifully written and sung lyrics.
23. BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS - Exodus - 1977
Marley survived an assassination attempt in Jamaica
and fled to London to record this album. It made him a global superstar
and brought 'third world' music to the world at large.
24. THE STONE ROSES - The Stone Roses - 1989
Cited as one of the greatest debuts of all time.
There was Jackson Pollockesque art on the front and hits like She Bangs
The Drums and Fools Gold inside. Sadly, it took them seven years to release
a follow up.
25. SIMON AND GARFUNKEL - Bridge Over Troubled Water - 1970
Their biggest and final album before the duo parted
ways. The album won three Grammy Awards, and its title track is a contender
for the most beautiful pop song of all time.
26. BJORK - Debut - 1993
Bjork's debut, inspiringly titled - Debut, was her
first after leaving The Sugarcubes. Produced by Nellee Hooper, Debut established
Bjork's audience outside of Iceland and won her a cult following worldwide.
27. THE DOORS - The Doors - 1967
The Doors debut album defined acid rock. Jim Morrison
and his entourage provided us with the hits Light My Fire and the outsized
album finale The End.
28. ABBA - Arrival - 1976
ABBA arrive by helicopter on this album cover and
see their career reach new heights with hits like Dancing Queen, Knowing
Me, Knowing You and Money, Money, Money.
29. MICHAEL JACKSON - Off the Wall -
A veteran artist at the age of just 20, this was
his first adult solo album. On the cover his drainpipe trousered and white
socked legs recline against a wall. The album produced global hits including
Don't Stop til you Get Enough, Rock With You and Off the Wall.
30. DURAN DURAN - Rio - 1982
Their second album broke Birmingham's fab five in
America and cemented their place as Princess Diana's favourite band. The
album scored three UK top twenty hits with Hungry Like the Wolf, Save
A Prayer, and Rio.
31.SEX PISTOLS - Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols - 1977
The band became outcasts and public enemies after
this album was released - gig venues banned them, MI5 followed them, MPs
denounced them but the public still bought this album in droves. Its biggest
hit was their punk anthem, God Save the Queen.
32. DAVID BOWIE - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust - 1972
The creation of Ziggy Stardust was inspired by Malcolm
McDowell's character in A Clockwork Orange. Heddon Street in Covent Garden,
where the sleeve photo was shot, became a Mecca for Bowie fans.
33. THE BEACH BOYS - Pet Sounds - 1966
Inspired by The Beatles' Rubber Soul, head Beach
Boy Brian Wilson turned his back on summery hit singles and created a
masterpiece with depth and real sophistication.
34. JOY DIVISION - Closer - 1980
Seen by some as an Ian Curtis' suicide note, Curtis
hanged himself before the release of Joy Division's finest album which
chronicles the inner demons of Curtis' guilt of his affair and his struggle
35. THE ROLLING STONES - Let It Bleed - 1969
Brian Jones left the group and died during the recording
of this album. Stand out tracks include Gimme Shelter and You Can't Always
Get What You Want. The cake on the album cover was baked by Delia Smith.
36. BLUR - Parklife - 1994
This album, along with Oasis' Definitely Maybe,
launched the Britpop revolution in music in the UK and elsewhere. This
is the epitome of 1990s lad culture.
37. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Born to Run - 1975
Springsteen's make-or-break album shows the kid
from Asbury Park as the all-American hero - a poster boy for the working
class layabout done good.
38. BILLIE HOLIDAY - Lady Sings the Blues - 1954
Billie Holiday's last great recording including
all of her signature songs. The album contains Strange Fruit (perhaps
the first protest song), God Bless the Child, and Ain't Misbehavin'.
39. THE WHITE STRIPES - Elephant - 2003
Recorded on old instruments and using old technology
to capture an original rock 'n' roll sound. Ex-husband and wife duo Jack
and Meg White created hits including Seven Nation Army and The Hardest
Button to Button.
40. BLACK SABBATH - Paranoid - 1970
Originally titled War Pigs, the record company changed
Black Sabbath's second album title to Paranoid because of sensitivity
about the Vietnam War. The cover image of a soldier brandishing a sword
and shield then no longer made sense, but Paranoid topped the British
music charts regardless.
41. THE SPECIALS - Specials - 1979
Produced by Elvis Costello, the album gave the world
its first extended look at Two Tone. With Jerry Dammers' inspired writing,
and Terry Hall as the laid back front man The Specials combined the Rhythm
of Ska with the speed of Punk to high critical acclaim. Includes Message
To You Rudy and Too Much Too Young.
42. THE ROLLING STONES - Exile on Main Street - 1972
Recorded in the south of France where the Stones
exiled to avoid paying taxes. Visitors to the cottage included John and
Yoko. Hits from the album include Tumbling Dice and Rocks Off.
43. FRANK SINATRA - Songs for Swingin' Lovers! - 1956
Sinatra shrugged off the rise of rock and roll and
some guy called Elvis and stuck to what he did best, a swingin' dance
album. Featured what is considered by many his finest song, Cole Porter's
I've Got You Under My Skin.
44. THE CLASH - London Calling - 1979
The iconic sleeve photograph was taken by Joe Strummer's
then girlfriend Pennie Smith, who was an NME photographer. It shows Paul
Simonon smashing his bass at a gig. Biggest hit was title track London
45. THE PRODIGY - The Fat of the Land - 1997
Prodigy mixed punk and dance beats on this album
which benefited from a tabloid frenzy. Their singles Firestarter and Smack
My Bitch Up were hugely controversial and big sellers.
46. THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - The Velvet Underground and Nico - 1967
The dark side of the 1960s: New York paranoia fuelled
by speed and heroin. The Velvet Underground were Andy Warhol's prot*s
and it was Warhol who created the famous banana sleeve, which was originally
47. DIRE STRAITS - Brothers in Arms - 1985
The first CD to sell a million copies. Biggest hit on the album was Money
For Nothing, co-written by Mark Knopfler and his Geordie mate Sting, who
sings the line "I want my MTV".
48. PIXIES - Doolittle - 1989
The band that inspired Nirvana and a wave of other
American guitar bands. They split before the big American invasion of
the global music scene in the early 1990s. Features their hit single Monkey
Gone to Heaven.
49. ARETHA FRANKLIN - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You - 1967
Rolling Stone Magazine called it the "best
Soul album ever recorded". The smash hit Respect crossed all cultural,
racial, gender and age barriers, urging you to be confident with your
50. THE LIBERTINES - The Libertines - 2004
The Libertines' second album, produced by punk icon
Mick Jones (formerly of The Clash). The front cover shows band members
Pete Doherty and Carl Barat displaying their 'Libertine' tattoos on the
night Pete was released from prison. Hits: Can't Stand Me Now and What
Became Of The Likely Lads.
51. HAPPY MONDAYS - Pills 'N' Thrills and Bellyaches - 1990
Brothers Shaun and Paul Ryder formed the Happy Mondays and became the
centre of the Madchester scene of the late 1980s. The album features X-Factor
star Rowetta on backing vocals and hit singles Kinky Afro and Step On.
52. PATTI SMITH - Horses - 1975
Patti influenced generations of strong front-women by refusing to use
her sexuality to sell records. The photograph on the cover (neither glamorous
nor flattering) was taken by her boyfriend at the time, Robert Mapplethorpe.
Includes the nine-minute epic, Birdland.
53. THE WHO - Tommy - 1969
The first and arguably best attempt at a real rock opera. It charts the
story of a deaf, dumb and blind boy from outcast to prophet and includes
the hit Pinball Wizard.
54. LOU REED - Transformer - 1972
Produced by David Bowie, this album pays homage to the characters who
hung out in Warhol's New York when CBGB was at its coolest. The photo
of Reed on the sleeve remains the iconic image of the man who paved the
way for glam punk to follow.
55. BOB DYLAN - Blood on the Tracks - 1975
One of the best "break up" albums of all
time, Blood on the Tracks is inspired by the gradual collapse of Dylan's
marriage to Sara Lownds. The writing is extremely strong, the lyrics intensely
56. PRINCE - Sign 'o' the Times - 1987
This double album was Prince at his peak. He was one of the first big
stars to sing about AIDS. Sheena Easton makes a guest appearance too,
duetting with Prince on the raunchy You've Got the Look.
57. DIDO - No Angel - 1999
The success of this debut album was spurred on by Dido's appearance on
Eminem's track Stan, but the sampled track used, Thank You, made Dido
a star in her own right. No Angel was the UK's best selling album of 2001.
58. AIR - Moon Safari - 1998
Air's innovative style of retro-futuristic electro-pop is displayed perfectly
in this release from the French duo. Moon Safari rocketed to the top of
the UK charts and went on to take the US by storm, thanks to the success
of its single, Sexy Boy.
59. ELTON JOHN - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - 1973
The album where Elton started to come out of himself, both as a performer
and as a person. He was becoming increasingly flamboyant, camp and extrovert,
though not yet openly gay. John & Taupin's finest hour.
60. THE JAM - All Mod Cons - 1978
All Mod Cons mixes punk anger with 1960s guitars and was The Jam's largest
commercial success. It also marked a turning point in The Jam's career,
as their sound became more pop-orientated. Includes David Watts and Down
in the Tube Station at Midnight.
61. JEFF BUCKLEY - Grace - 1994
The only completed studio album from the singer with the four-octave voice
before his tragic and untimely death aged just 30.
62. FLEETWOOD MAC - Rumours - 1977
The band were all in disintegrating relationships with each other as the
album was being made. As they fell apart emotionally, they created their
masterpiece. Hits include Go Your Own Way and Don't Stop.
63. MOBY - Play - 1999
The story of how long-lost library tapes of black American slaves singing
the blues came to be the soundtrack of white, corporate America in the
21st century. Every single track from Play has been used in a different
TV commercial. Features Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad.
64. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - Blood Sugar Sex Magik - 1991
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' platinum selling fifth
album. Hits included Give It Away and the group's first top ten single,
Under the Bridge. The album also includes My Lovely Man, an elegy for
Hillel Slovak, a former band member who died of a heroin overdose in 1988.
65. THE POLICE - Synchronicity - 1983
Their last full-length studio recording. It was their biggest album and
with this The Police conquered the globe. The singles included Every Breath
You Take, King of Pain, and Wrapped Around Your Finger.
66. JONI MITCHELL - Blue - 1971
The cover depicts the famous haunting image of Joni Mitchell's shadowed
face in blue. Partly inspired by giving up her baby for adoption, this
album covers love, loss and heartbreak. With contributions from Stephen
Stills and James Taylor, this is Joni Mitchell at her most honest and
67. CURTIS MAYFIELD - Superfly 1972
The soundtrack to the Shaft-style Blaxploitation film, Superfly. Mayfield
turned the record into an anti-drugs concept, focusing on the dark side
of drugs - the violence and destruction of the black community.
68. ELVIS PRESLEY - The Sun Sessions - 1976
This is a compilation of Elvis recordings done at Sam Phillips' Sun Studios
- arguably the moment rock and roll began. Phillips signed Presley after
hearing a song that Elvis had recorded for his mother on her birthday,
That's All Right (Mama).
69. OUTKAST - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below - 2003)
Epic double album blending funk, rap, blues, dance and hip-hop to create
a new sound. Hey Ya was THE song to get people off their seat in 2003/4.
70. PULP - Different Class - 1995
Jarvis Cocker paints working class Britain in all its vivid glory. The
album sleeve originally came as a series of postcards so you could choose
your own. Features Common People and Disco 2000.
71. KRAFTWERK - Trans-Europe Express - 1977
Arguably the Godfathers of Electronica, Kraftwerk searched for a sound
that would be considered uniquely German by looking to the industrial
world around them for inspiration. Their robotic sound was an influence
on many new wave synth acts to come.
72. MASSIVE ATTACK - Blue Lines 1991
Key figures in the Bristol 'trip-hop' scene, Massive Attack took influences
from hip-hop, jazz, reggae and blues. The classic single was Unfinished
Symphony with Shara Nelson.
73. BECK - Odelay - 1996
Beck doesn't write songs prior to studio recording,
rather the studio is used as an ongoing tool for creating the album, blending
folk/hip-hop/blues/rock. Music for the Slacker's Generation.
74. STEVIE WONDER - Songs in the Key of Life - 1976
Stevie Wonder had been a star since the early Sixties
but this double album was the first he released following a new $13 million
contract with Motown. It went straight to number one in the US and stayed
there for 15 weeks. It also took two years to record and includes Isn't
75. KATE BUSH - Hounds of Love - 1985
Produced entirely by herself at her own home studio, the album produced
hits such as Running Up That Hill and Cloudbusting, the video for which
starred Donald Sutherland.
76. TALKING HEADS - Fear of Music - 1979
Talking Heads married punk rock sensibilities with
poppy sounds, clipped funk, art school intellectualism, and latterly world
music, as perfectly demonstrated here on their third album. David Byrne
was one of the most distinctive front men of that period.
77. EMINEM - The Marshall Mathers LP 2000
Perhaps the most controversial album ever made. Marshall ditched his Slim
Shady persona to reveal his true self. The album threw up a storm of protest
for its alleged homophobia and references to violence and drugs.
78. MARVIN GAYE - What's Going On - 1971
Inspired by his brother returning from Vietnam, this album is a document
of America and the civil rights riots at that time. Marvin Gaye stopped
being the smart-suited Motown pin-up and became a cool, edgy artist, incurring
the wrath of Motown supremo Berry Gordy on the way.
79. GEORGE MICHAEL - Faith - 1987
George Michael was seen as more than just a Father Figure upon the release
of his first solo album since Wham! With his new image of leather jacket
and designer stubble, George had hits with I Want Your Sex and the title
80. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - The Original Movie Soundtrack - 1977
At the time not only was it the biggest selling
movie soundtrack in history, it was the biggest selling album in history.
The huge hits on the album were all by the Bee Gees (Stayin' Alive, How
Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever and Jive Talkin) but the album also featured
KC and the Sunshine Band and Kool and the Gang.
81. PRIMAL SCREAM - Screamadelica - 1991
The album captured the acid house era, as indie kids started getting into
dance music for the first time. Hits include Loaded, Movin' On Up, and
82. JOHN COLTRANE - A Love Supreme - 1964
After battling back from severe heroin addiction and the brink of death,
Coltrane created this spiritual jazz masterpiece as his thanks to God.
The album is widely regarded as the one which defined free jazz.
83. LOVE - Forever Changes - 1967
When writing the album, Arthur Lee thought he was going to die. This album
deals with the dark side of the LA hippy scene in the late 1960s, with
Lee himself ending up living through the drug crazed troubles he once
saw from afar.
84. PAUL SIMON - Graceland - 1986
Simon fought to use indigenous artists on the album yet became embroiled
in fierce controversy for having broken the international cultural boycott
of South Africa.
85. NICK DRAKE - Five Leaves Left - 1969
He committed suicide five years after its release, aged just 26, depressed
because of a lack of success. His music may have received little recognition
during his lifetime but is now considered hugely influential.
86. MEAT LOAF - Bat Out of Hell - 1977
A big man, a big voice and one of the biggest albums of his generation.
Bat out of Hell still sells about 200,000 copies per year and has sold
an estimated 34 million copies worldwide, 16 million in the US alone.
87. DUSTY SPRINGFIELD - Dusty in Memphis - 1969
Dusty may have been the UK's number one diva in the early 1960s but by
1969 'girl singers' were regarded as little more than fluff. This was
a comeback album and was critically acclaimed but commercially it flopped.
The single, Son of A Preacher Man was a hit though, recently revived by
its appearance in cult flick Pulp Fiction.
88. DE LA SOUL - 3 Feet High and Rising - 1989
With its anti-gangster rap and D.A.I.S.Y. age philosophy, 3 Feet High
and Rising showed that hip-hop could be funny and not all guns and 'hoods.
The legal case following this album changed copyright law and the face
of sampled hip-hop forever.
89. THE STROKES - Is this It - 2001
Their distinctive sound - 'a layer of filth' - featured
Julian Casablancas' distorted vocals. The cover of this album features
a leather-clad hand touching what appears to be a female thigh. Last Night
put them at the forefront of the fashionably cool bands that have recently
emerged from NYC.
90. MADNESS - One Step Beyond... - 1979
The Nutty Boys begin their journey of a thousand miles with a single step.
The cover has them doing their crazy two-tone dance and the hits include
One Step Beyond, My Girl and Night Boat to Cairo.
91. ROBBIE WILLIAMS - I've Been Expecting You - 1998
The album cover features Robbie as James Bond -
a theme echoed in Millennium which samples John Barry's You Only Live
Twice. It also includes No Regrets - Robbie's look back at his departure
from Take That.
92. NEIL YOUNG - After the Gold Rush - 1970
The Godfather of Grunge. The album contains some
of his best work, covering subjects from the environmental concerns of
the title track to redneck racism on Southern Man (supposedly inspired
by an incident while on tour in Alabama). Also includes Only Love Can
Break Your Heart.
93. PUBLIC ENEMY - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
The manifesto that launched Public Enemy as the 'Black CNN.' The cover
had a picture of Chuck D and Flavor Flav behind bars and the album included
the hit single Don't Believe the Hype.
94. BLONDIE - Parallel Lines - 1978
This album brought Blondie into the mainstream.
The black and white striped cover was almost as famous as the hit singles
from the album including Heart of Glass, Sunday Girl and Hanging on the
95. THE EAGLES - Hotel California - 1976
Where is the real Hotel California? Hotel California
is in fact not a real hotel at all, but a metaphor for the crazy, hedonistic,
materialistic rock and roll lifestyle of California. The album reveals
Don Henley's sickness and craziness after years of life in the fast lane.
96. JAMES BROWN - Sex Machine - 1963
This live album is maybe not as live as it seems. Recorded half-live and
half in the studio, the tracks were doctored with audience applause. Still
regarded by many as his best, the Godfather of Soul gives it up and turns
97. THE STREETS - A Grand Don't Come for Free - 2004
A concept album that tackles the real minutiae of
life in the 21st century, like taking a DVD back and copping off in Ibiza.
Mike Skinner became the poet laureate of the garage scene in Britain with
hits like Dry Your Eyes.
98. DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels - 1980
Featuring the UK number one hit single Geno, Kevin Rowland and his band
made little black knitted hats, dungarees and donkey jackets chic.
99. ROD STEWART - Every Picture Tells a Story - 1971
Rod Stewart made history with this album, becoming the first artist to
simultaneously have an album and a single at number one in both the US
and the UK, all at the same time. Ironically, Rod's classic Maggie May
nearly didn't make it on to the album in the first place.
100. THE HUMAN LEAGUE - Dare! - 1981
An avant-garde pop masterpiece featuring the two new female recruits Phil
Oakey discovered in a Sheffield nightclub. After its breakthrough single,
Don't You Want Me, more hits followed with Love Action and Open Your Heart.
100 Greatest Music Videos
Another 4 hour show
of life changing music spanning 50 years (of your choice)
Michael Jackson: Thriller
Peter Gabriel: Sledgehammer
A-ha: Take on Me
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody
Madonna: Like a Prayer
Robbie Williams: Rock DJ
Michael Jackson: Billie Jean
The Verve: Bittersweet Symphony
Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit
Coldplay: The Scientist
Michael & Janet Jackson: Scream
Pink Floyd: Another Brick in the Wall
Christina Aguilera: Dirrty
REM: Everybody Hurts
OutKast: Hey Ya
Blur: Coffee & TV
Beyonce: Crazy in Love
Madonna: Material Girl
Gorillaz: Clint Eastwood
Queen: I Want to Break Free
Justin Timberlake: Cry Me a River
Britney Spears: ...Baby One More Time
Radiohead: No Surprises
Madness: Baggy Trousers
David Bowie: Ashes to Ashes
Foo Fighters: Learn to Fly
Electric Six: Gay Bar
Weezer: Buddy Holly
Chris Isaak: Wicked Game
U2: The Sweetest Thing
The White Stripes: Fell in Love with a Girl
Sinead O'Connor: Nothing Compares 2U
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Give It Away
Guns N Roses: November Rain
Fatboy Slim: Weapon of Choice
Pulp: Common People
Missy Elliot: Get Ur Freak On
The Spice Girls: Wannabe
Bjork: It's Oh So Quiet
Dire Straits: Money for Nothing
Kylie Minogue: Can't Get You Out of My Head
Adam & the Ants: Prince Charming
The Prodigy: Firestarter
Johnny Cash: Hurt
Jamiroquai: Virtual Insanity
Paul Simon: You Can Call Me Al
Run DMC & Aerosmith: Walk This Way
Massive Attack: Teardrop
Wham: Club Tropicana
Daft Punk: Around the World
Fatboy Slim: Praise You
Eminem: Without Me
Meatloaf: I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)
The Cure: Close to Me
Abba: Knowing Me, Knowing You
Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams
The Prodigy: Smack My Bitch Up
George Michael: Outside
Bjork: Human Behaviour
Aphex Twin: Windowlicker
Bob Dylan: Subterranean Homesick Blues
The Beastie Boys: Sabotage
Madonna: Ray of Light
Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Two Tribes
The Police: Every Breath You Take
Bjork: All Is Full of Love
Robert Palmer: Addicted to Love
Basement Jaxx: Where's Your Head At?
Wu-Tang Clan: Gravel Pit
Duran Duran: Rio
The Beatles: Strawberry Fields
MC Hammer: U Can't Touch This
Godley and Creme: Cry
New Order: True Faith
50 Cent: In Da Club
Shakespear's Sister: Stay
The Boomtown Rats: I Don't Like Mondays
Sid Vicious: My Way
The Streets: Fit But You Know It
Talking Heads: Once in a Lifetime
Elton John: I Want Love
Smashing Pumpkins: Tonight Tonight
The Pet Shop Boys: Go West
The Specials: Ghost Town
Herbie Hancock: Rockit
The Rolling Stones: We Love You
Bonnie Tyler: Total Eclipse of the Heart
The Cardigans: My Favourite Game
So Solid Crew: 21 Seconds
Cornershop: Brimful of Asha
Bronski Beat: Smalltown Boy
Supergrass: Pumping on Your Stereo
Musical Youth: Pass the Dutchie
Programmes ~ Well done ITV's Channel 4
We wouldn't grumble if you repeat those 2 programmes!!