Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1995 Part Two – Tom Petty, TLC, Annie Lennox, The Rembrandts

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

Here is my second selection of top 1995 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Tom Petty – You don’t know how it feels

“You don’t know how it feels” was Tom Petty’s way of expressing his personal and professional desire for autonomy. Taken from the album “Wildflowers,” the single reached #1 on the US Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart, #3 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart, and #13 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Petty’s last top-40 hit in the US. MTV, VH1 and many radio stations aired a censored version of the song taking the word “roll” out of “let’s roll another joint,” as well as a version that played the word “joint” backwards. There was also a version of the song replacing the word “roll” with “hit.” Nonetheless, Petty won the MTV Music Award for Best Male Video with this song. The girl in the video is Raven Snow, who appeared in several episodes of Zalman King’s “Red Shoes Diaries” and the film “Delta of Venus.”

July 9th Jerry Garcia’s unexpectedly final concert with The Grateful Dead, at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

TLC – Waterfalls

“Waterfalls,” written by TLC band member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes with Marqueze Etheridge and Organized Noize, is considered the group’s signature song. “Waterfalls” spent seven weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving TLC their second US #1. It was also the #2 song of the year on the Billboard 1995 year-end-chart. “Waterfalls” peaked at #1 in New Zealand and Switzerland while reaching the top ten in many other countries. It received critical acclaim, earning two Grammy nominations at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards in 1996 for Record of the Year, and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Billboard named it #11 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time. The video won four MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year (making them the first African-American act to ever receive the trophy), Viewers Choice Video, Best Group Video, and Best R&B Video.

September 7th 12th MTV Video Music Awards: TLC, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, & Madonna win

Here are my second picks from 1995

Annie Lennox – No More I Love You’s

“No More ‘I Love You’s‘” is a song written by British musicians David Freeman and Joseph Hughes and originally recorded by them as the Lover Speaks. It was released in 1986 as the lead single from their self-titled debut album. The song was covered by the Scottish singer Annie Lennox and became a commercial success for her in 1995, reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart. Annie Lennox

October 1st Farm Aid VIII held in Louisville, Kentucky; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Hootie and the Blowfish, Dave Matthews Band, John Conlee, and Steve Earle

The Rembrandts – I’ll Be There For You

“I’ll Be There for You” is a song by American pop rock duo the Rembrandts. The song was written by David Crane, Marta Kauffman, Michael Skloff, and Allee Willis as the main theme song to the NBC sitcom Friends. In 1995, after a Nashville radio station brought the song to mainstream popularity, Rembrandts members Danny Wilde and Phil Sōlem expanded the theme song with two new verses and included this version on their third studio album, L.P. (1995).

The single reached the top 10 in Australia, New Zealand and Norway, as well as in Ireland and the United Kingdom in both 1995 and 1997. In Canada, the song reached number one for five weeks and was the most successful single of 1995, while in the United States, the song reached number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart for eight weeks alliemaster93

October 25th Singer Cliff Richard receives his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, – 1st rock star to be knighted

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 1996 Part One – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

60 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1995 Part Two – Tom Petty, TLC, Annie Lennox, The Rembrandts

  1. Tom Petty is one of my favorite performers, but I’d say the song I like the best of these four is I’ll Be There for You. An excellent piece about friendship or a committed relationship.

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  2. What a great selection to my Tuesday morning.
    Loved the video of the friends actors being crazy.
    All good songs today , apart from Tom Petty I knew the songs and it was good to see the video.
    Tesday today no zumba but an explore of the Eden Project in Cornwall.
    Off with a song in my heart! Thank you

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  3. Didn’t know, but really enjoyed, the Tom Petty. I hadn’t come across this Annie Lennox video before and it’s stunning! Many thanks to both of you. xx

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  4. You have some songs I know this week! I loved Tom Petty – what a shame he died so young! The Annie Lennox video was new – she reminded me a bit of Boy George when I saw her in it. I must have been emerging from the kid years?

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  5. Thanks for another informative post. I am not a fan of Tom Petty, but I did like his contribution to the Travelling Wilburys. Annie Lennox, doesn’t do it for me either although I recognise her talent. TLC were cool. So sad that Left Eye died so soon after their success, in a car accident if my memory serves me well. I was in LA at the time and they were being played everywhere across the States. Thanks, both. Have a fab day. Tweeted. xx

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