Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1992 Part Two – George Michael and Elton John, Boys II Men, Shakespears Sister , Bruce Springsteen

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

Here is my second selection of top 1992 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

George Michael and Elton John – Don’t let the sun go down on me

In 1991, George Michael and Elton John covered a live version of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” as a duet. This version of the song was a huge success. They first performed the song at the “Live Aid” concert in 1985 with Michael singing and John playing, featuring backup vocals by the group “Wham.” In the UK the song reached #1 as well as in the US, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

July 28th R&B singer Mary J. Blige releases her debut album “What’s the 411?”, with production by Puff Daddy 

Boys II Men – End of the road

“End of the road” was written by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Antonio L.A. Reid, and Daryl Simmons and spent a record breaking 13 weeks at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was the #1 single of 1992 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 Singles and ranked as the sixth most successful song of the decade 1990 – 1999. It is also ranked at #55 on Billboard’s “All Time Top 100 Songs.” It was a #1 hit in the UK, Australia, and on the Hot 100 Eurochart. The song also won Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best R&B Song at the 1993 Grammy Awards.

August 29th Irish rock band U2 plays the 1st of two sold-out nights at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, NYC 

Here are my second picks from 1992

Shakespears Sister – Stay

“Stay” is a song by UK-based pop act Shakespears Sister, released by London Records in January 1992 as the second single from their second album, Hormonally Yours. The single was written by Siobhan Fahey, Marcella Detroit, and Dave Stewart (under the pseudonym “Jean Guiot”), and became a global hit. It is the duo’s first and only number-one single in numerous territories, including the UK, where it topped the UK Singles Chart for eight consecutive weeks and was the fourth-biggest-selling single of 1992. “Stay” also reached No. 1 in Sweden and in band member Siobhan Fahey’s birthplace, Ireland. It was a transatlantic hit as well, reaching No. 4 on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart.  London Recordings 

November 3rd “I Will Always Love You” (Dolly Parton cover) single released by Whitney Houston (Billboard Song of the Year 1993) 

Bruce Springsteen – Human Touch

“Human Touch” is a song recorded by the American rock singer Bruce Springsteen. It was the first single from his 1992 album of the same name and was released on March 9, 1992. The song features future American Idol judge Randy Jackson on bass guitar and Toto’s Jeff Porcaro on drums. The song reached number one in Denmark, Italy, Norway, and Spain and was a top-10 hit in several other countries, including Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland. In the United States the song reached number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100—charting as a double A-side with “Better Days”—and topped the Album Rock Tracks chart for three weeks. “Human Touch” was nominated for Best Rock Song at the 1993 Grammy Awards. Bruce Springsteen

November 3rd Rock band Rage Against the Machine releases their debut album “Rage Against the Machine” featuring single “Killing in the Name” 

 

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.

Blog– IMPROVISATION William Price King on Tumblr – Buy William’s music: William Price King iTunes – FacebookWilliam Price King – Twitter@wpkofficial
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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 1993 Part One – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

79 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1992 Part Two – George Michael and Elton John, Boys II Men, Shakespears Sister , Bruce Springsteen

  1. I like the choices but couldn’t open the videos to listen. Wow, I didn’t realize how famous you are, Sally, as a broadcaster! 💕 congrats to you and William!

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  2. I like them all this week. I’m surprised that I don’t remember Stay, being that it made #4 on the Billboard. Where was I? 🤣🤣🤣

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  3. Another tuneful Tuesday and a great start.
    Thank you.
    Loved today’s songs and also the great videos.
    Don’t let the sun go down on me, i remember on live aid.
    Loved the song ‘Stay ‘ but didn’t remember the Spooky video.

    No Zumba today as I’m catching up on a Rose 🌹 trip I had to cancel last week. ( a memory trip for Rose my aunt not Rose the flower)
    Today I’m off to Wicksteed park’ in Kettering ( out of curiosity), I think I might have to tell them they have misspelt my name. 😂
    Enjoy your day.

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  4. I’ve never seen that Stay video before and I’m going to have to watch it again. Amazing! Many thanks to both of you. x

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  5. My favourite today has to be the Boss! One of his very best, I think. Even though it didn’t make the top ten here the album went to #1. A great record 😊

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  6. Great song choice today Sal and Will. Love Boyz II Men and I enjoyed listening to Stay. Also grateful you didn’t feature I Will Always Love You, lol, not quite up to that challenge. Thanks for the memories as always. ❤

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  7. I knew as soon as I saw the title, “Stay”, that is was a great song from the past. There have been many versions; my favorite was by the Four Seasons in the early 60’s. So, I played it again tonight. Thanks for the memories!

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