This Week In 1992: June 7, 1992
I'm still recovering from last week's mammoth deluge of new songs, so I'm a little relieved the ARIA chart was considerably more subdued this week in 1992 - even if it does make for a pretty boring post.
I even considered including something about the albums chart as I've done in the past when the singles chart has only contained a few new entries, but with Michael Crawford at number 1, Smokie in the top 10, and Kamahl, Anthony Warlow, John Denver, Foster & Allen, Neil Diamond and James Galway about the only acts I haven't already covered or won't be speaking about in the next few weeks, I'll pass.
Probably the best thing about the top 50 from this week in 1992 is that Euphoria achieved their second straight number 1 single with "One In A Million", which took over from Mr Big.
Off The Chart
Number 93 "White Roses" by Deborah Conway
Peak: number 87
Her last ballad single didn't set the chart alight but did help spur people to buy the album instead, but this fourth single from String Of Pearls - also a ballad - did neither.
Number 71 "2001" by Melissa Etheridge
Peak: number 71
Matching the pattern of the first two singles from Brave And Crazy, this second release from Never Enough followed top 50 hit "Ain't It Heavy" by peaking in the early 70s.
Peak: number 49
"Unfinished Sympathy"? Peaked at number 95. "Safe From Harm"? Didn't even make the top 100. Finally, however, Australia started thawing towards Bristol hip-hop outfit Massive Attack and gave them a brief showing inside the top 50 with an EP that combined UK four-track release Massive Attack with US single "Be Thankful For What You've Got", which was taken from debut album Blue Lines, features vocals by Tony Bryan and came with quite the provocative music video. Originally a 1974 single by soul artist William DeVaughn, Massive Attack's slightly renamed version of "Be Thankful For What You Got" also appeared in remixed form on the EP, alongside a Nellee Hooper remix of "Hymn Of The Big Wheel".
Number 47 "Be Quick Or Be Dead" by Iron Maiden
Peak: number 47
From the sublime to... Iron Maiden's final, fleeting top 50 appearance with the lead single from their ninth studio album, Fear Of The Dark. Apparently, "Be Quick Or Be Dead" is about a series of financial crashes and scandals, not that I can actually understand a word of Bruce Dickinson's vocals.
Listen to this week's new entries on my Spotify playlist of all the top 50 hits from 1992:
Next week: a much more interesting week, with the arrival of a damn fine singer, the return of a classic track from 1982, a parody of grunge's biggest band and more to look forward to.