Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1990 Part One – Sinead O’Connor, Luther Vandross, London Beat, MC Hammer

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

Here is my first selection of top 1990 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U

“Nothing Compares 2 U” was penned by Prince for his side project, “The Family.” Sinead O’Connor recorded and released her version of this song in early 1990 and it became an instant international hit. The single was taken from her album “I do not want what I haven’t got.”O’Connor co-produced the record with Nellie Hooper. Billboard named “Nothing Compares to You” as the “#1 World Single” at its first Billboard Music Awards.

January 17th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Hank Ballard; Bobby Darin; The Four Seasons; The Four Tops; The Kinks; The Platters; Simon and Garfunkel; The Who; Louis Armstrong; Charlie Christian; Ma Rainey; Gerry Goffin and Carole King; and Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland 

Luther Vandross – Here and now –

“Here and Now,” written by David L. Elliot, Terry Steel, and Charles “Casino” White is from the compilation album “The Best of Luther Vandross . . . The Best of Love.” This was Vandross’ fifth single to hit #1 on the Hot Black Singles chart, and his first single in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #6.

March 20th Singer Gloria Estefan fractures her spine when a truck hits her tour bus near Scranton, Pennsylvania 

Here are my first picks from 1990

London Beat – I’ve Been Thinking About You

“I’ve Been Thinking About You” is a song by British-American band Londonbeat from their second studio album, In the Blood (1990), produced by record producer Martyn Phillips. It was written by band members Jimmy Chambers, George Chandler, Jimmy Helms, and William Henshall. Released in 1990 as the first single from the album, it became a major worldwide hit, reaching the number-one spot in more than 10 countries—including Australia, Canada, Germany and the United States—and peaking at number two on the UK Singles Chart. Edson Haluck

May 19th “Elvis” TV Drama about early life of Elvis Presley last airs on ABC 

MC Hammer U Can’t Touch This

“U Can’t Touch This” is a song co-written, produced and performed by MC Hammer from his 1990 album Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em. It is considered to be his signature song. The song is notable as the winner of the Best R&B Song and a Best Rap Solo Performance and the first rap song to be nominated for Record of the Year at the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards in 1991 as well as the Best Rap Video and Best Dance Video at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards. It peaked at No. 1 in the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and on the charts in several countries. MC HAMMER

June 12th “Mariah Carey” debut album by Mariah Carey is released 

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 1990 Part Two – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

57 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1990 Part One – Sinead O’Connor, Luther Vandross, London Beat, MC Hammer

  1. I bet I still have some of those balloon MC Hammer pants around here somewhere. One year some of the teachers and I did this song for the school talent show.

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  2. A perfect mix! Isnt it terrible? I often remember songs by their first tunes and also parts of the lyrics, but less the name of the singer. I think there must be a lack in my internal database. 😉 Thanks for sharing, Sally and William! Enjoy your day! xx Michael

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  3. Tuesday morning, the sun is shining and I’m ready to rock and roll.
    Well almost!
    Sinead didn’t seem to be awake ‘Nothing’ appeared.
    I was about to move on when along she came. Lovely song.
    Some great tunes today and some great dance moves too with London Beat and MC Hammer.
    Loved the white suits of London Beat and the baggy trousers of MCHammer.
    Right, all is back to normal this week. Tuesday and Thursday resume their rightful places.
    Zumba here i come

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  4. Missed a couple of these but I’ve Been Thinking About You had me rocking in my chair. What a great song with really smooth voices! And MC Hammer’s pants! Wow!

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  5. I seem to have missed 1990! I love the Sinead’s Nothing Compares 2U, but I must have had the sound turned down for the others… Thanks to both of you! x

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