Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1987 Part Two – Terence Trent D’Arby, Chris de Burgh, Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes, Bon Jovi

Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.

Here is my second selection of top 1987 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Terence Trent D’Arby  –  Wishing Well

“Wishing well,” composed by D’Arby and Sean Oliver, was the second single from the album “Introducing the Hardline According to Terrence Trent D’Arby.” The song reached #1 on both the Soul Singles Chart and the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and #1 in Canada. It peaked at #4 in the UK and became a Top 10 hit around the globe. D’Arby performed the song live at the 30th Annual Grammy Awards, where he was nominated for a Grammy as “Best New Artist.”

July 13th Kylie Minogue releases her debut single “Locomotion”

Chris de Burgh – The lady in red

“Lady in Red,” composed by British-Irish singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh, was the second single from his album “Into the Light,” referencing his wife Diane. The song was a massive hit across the world, quickly becoming de Burgh’s best-selling single and his signature song. It reached the #1 position in Canada, the UK, Ireland, Norway and Belgium while peaking at #3 in the US. The song was de Burgh’s third UK hit single and the first to reach the top 40.

July 21st Guns & Roses debut album “Appetite for Destruction” is released, and becomes the best-selling debut album of all time with more than 30 million copies sold

Here are my second picks from 1987.

Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes I’ve Had the Time of My Life

“(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” is a 1987 song composed by Franke Previte, John DeNicola, and Donald Markowitz. It was recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, and used as the theme song for the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. The song has won a number of awards, including the Academy Award for Best Original Song, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, and the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. To give emotional depth to the song, Warnes had a video playback machine and footage of the final scene brought in to synchronize her singing with the movie’s ending scene, particularly “the lift”  BillMJennWVEVO

September 30th Roy Orbison and friends (including James Burton; Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, and k.d. lang) film performance at the Ambassador Hotel’s Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles, California for Cinemax

Bon Jovi –  Livin’ On a Prayer

“Livin’ on a Prayer” is a song by the American rock band Bon Jovi, and is the band’s second chart-topping single from their third album Slippery When Wet. Written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Desmond Child, the single, released in late 1986, was well received at both rock and pop radio and its music video was given heavy rotation at MTV, giving the band their first No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and their second consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit. Bon Jovi

November 13th Sonny & Cher perform together for the final time, singing “I Got You Babe” on ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ (NBC)

Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 80s: Playback FMWikipedia

Your Hosts for The Breakfast Show

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

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Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.

She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.

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Next week 1988 Part One We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

73 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1987 Part Two – Terence Trent D’Arby, Chris de Burgh, Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes, Bon Jovi

  1. Classic choices of songs today Sal and Will. I listened to them all but had to omit Lady in Red – it was my wedding first dance song chosen by my husband. Not ready for that. ❤

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  2. I’m a huge Bon Jovi fan. I respect the extended run of hits Jon has had. He is also one of the few in this business who has managed to stay with one woman. I think they celebrated 30 years of marriage in 2019, and they have been together for 40 years. As soon as I hear the first line from Bill Medley, I think of the movie, Dirty Dancing. Medley and Warnes are great together. Like many of the others here, I also like Lady in Red.

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    • Thank you very much, Pete. Bon Jovi was a great group, indeed. It’s so true, the life styles in the music business make it difficult for long term marriages. Happily there are exceptions. All the best.

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  3. Just downloaded the film…Dirty Dancing is due for another watch…Bon Jovi and Wishing well all old favourites, unfortunately, I think I heard “Lady in Red “so many times its lost appeal for me but 3 out 4 is great listening…Hope you both have a great week Hugs xx

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  4. Aww. Good morning.
    After a cold and blustery morning along comes my Tuesday morning sunshine!
    It’s story-telling week so I’ve been busy posting a story or two on my facebooks.
    So here’s a story for you:
    ‘Many years ago I went to see the group ‘Supertramp’ in concert.
    I didn’t know the group but went along with my friends for a night out.
    We asked our frien, who had booked the tickets, who was the support act.
    He said he didn’t know him but he was called ‘Grizzly Bear’!
    so he has always been ‘Grizzly Bear’ to me . In fact my husband has just walked past and I asked him who was singing.
    Grizzly Bear he laughed.

    (Chris DeBurgh was indeed a good support act.)

    As to ‘Dirty Dancing it is another movie I have never seen! I know! ‘where have I been?’
    And Bon Jovi… love the songs and the tatty jeans but my favourite is still ‘It’s my life’, which I sang loudly at school.

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  5. Got to be Bon Jovi, brings back fab memories of LA and the clubs back then. Such a vibe going in Hollywood for rock – before Grunge hit big. Thanks. Reblogged and Tweeted. Appreciated. xx

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  6. You picked some good ones this week! I’ve seen Dirty Dancing maybe five or six times, so I love the music from one of my favorites. And the hair of Bon Jovi. Were we ever that young? Lady in Red is one of the songs I call soothers. Always mellows me out! Thanks!!!.

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  7. Lady in Red became a victim of its own success and people kicked back because they heard it so often. I’ve a feeling it’ll work its way back into people’s hearts again. Like so many of the others here, I loved Dirty Dancing and it’s great to hear the theme tune again. Many thanks to both of you! xx

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