Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1994 Part One – Collective Soul, The Cranberries, Bruce Springsteen, MC Sar & The Real McCoy

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

Here is my first selection of top 1994 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Collective Soul – Shine

“Shine” was the debut single from the alternative rock band Collective Soul and was the lead single from their debut album “Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid.” It became the #1 “Album Rock Song” of 1994, and won a Billboard award for “Top Rock Track.” The song also reached the top of the Billboard “Album Rock Tracks” chart for eight weeks then went on to peak at #11 on their Hot 100 chart. VH1 later ranked “Shine” at #42 on their list of the “100 Greatest Songs of the ‘90s.”

January 19th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Animals; The Band; Duane Eddy; The Grateful Dead; Elton John; John Lennon; Bob Marley; Rod Stewart; Willie Dixon; and Johnny Otis

The Cranberries – Zombie

“Zombie” is a protest song from the alternative rock band the Cranberries, written in memory of the two young victims killed in the 1993 Warrington bombings, Johnathan Ball and Tim Parry and was the lead single from the album “No Need to Argue.” The song was written by the band’s lead singer Dolores O’Riordan and peaked at #1 in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany and Iceland as well as Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song was voted by Triple J listeners as #1 on the Triple J Hottest 100, 1994 chart and won the Best Song Award at the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards.

March 2nd Miami begins a Latin walk of fame, 1st star for Gloria Estefan

Here are my first picks from 1994

Bruce Springsteen – The Streets of Philadelphia

“Streets of Philadelphia” is a song written and performed by American rock musician Bruce Springsteen for the film Philadelphia (1993) starring Tom Hanks, an early mainstream film dealing with HIV/AIDS. Released as a single in 1994, the song was a hit in many countries, particularly in Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, and Norway, where it topped the singles charts. In the United States, the single peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100.

The song received acclaim and went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song and four Grammy Awards: The song is listed among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. Bruce Springsteen

April 15th Jazz singer Tony Bennett records a session for “MTV’s Unplugged” series at Sony Studios, NYC, featuring the Ralph Sharon trio, and guest appearances by Elvis Costello, and k.d.lang; album release wins 2 Grammy Awards

MC Sar & The Real McCoy – Another Night

“Another Night” is a multi platinum-selling crossover hit by the German Eurodance and pop music project Real McCoy (also known as M.C. Sar & The Real McCoy). The single is featured on their hit album, Another Night (1995), which was the American release of the project’s second album, Space Invaders.Initially a sleeper hit in Germany in 1993, it would go on to reach the top three in the United Kingdom and United States in late 1994. It also peaked at number one in Australia, Scotland, and Zimbabwe, as well as on the Canadian and US dance charts. Real McCoy

May 10th Barbra Streisand’s begins 1st concert tour in 30 years, at the Capitol Centre in Landover, Maryland (after “warm-up” shows in Las Vegas and London)

Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 90s: 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
Regular Venue – Cave Wilson

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.

Books :Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More reviews: Goodreads – blog: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Twitter: @sgc58 – Facebook: Sally Cronin – LinkedIn: Sally Cronin

Next week 1994 Part Two – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

56 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1994 Part One – Collective Soul, The Cranberries, Bruce Springsteen, MC Sar & The Real McCoy

  1. The past was a very productive era, with great and famous musicans and singers. By the name of Bruce Springsteen, i always have to giggle, since i had seen a Finlandian series named “Beforeigners”, with returnees from the Stone Age. One of the main character spoke of “Bruce Springstone”. Lol xx Michael

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  2. Todays choices were definatley thought provoking and with powerful, uncomfortable messages.
    The videos brought them to life.
    I had heard the songs before but not seen the videos

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  3. Not hard to see how much the music changed from 80s to 90s. Interesting tunes today, but I’ll take the 70s and 80s and anyday. I’m still lost in the 70s lol, I’m showing my age. ❤

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  5. Some cracking tunes there, Sally and William. I worked with a nurse who loved Bruce Springsteen and had gone all over the world to see his concerts (with her husband, another big fan). If she was providing training, anybody who could introduce the title or the lyrics of one of the Boss’s songs had extra points from her.

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