Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1997 Part Two – Toni Braxton, Madonna, Barbra Streisand & Bryan Adams, Sheryl Crow

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

Here is my second selection of top 1997 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Toni Braxton – Un-break my heart

“Un-break my heart” is from the 1996 album “Secrets.” It stayed at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 11 consecutive weeks while maintaining the same position on the Hot Dance Club Songs and Adult Contemporary component charts. When Billboard celebrated their 40 years charting from 1958 to 1998, the song was declared the most successful song by a solo artist in the Billboard Hot 100 history and went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In Europe the song reached the top five in more than 10 countries while peaking at #1 in Austria, Belgium, Romania, Sweden, and Switzerland.

August 7th Garth Brooks performs a free concert in NYC’s Central Park for HBO, later releasing it as Garth: Live from Central Park 

Madonna – Don’t cry for me Argentina

“Don’t cry for me Argentina” was written and composed by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice while they were researching the life of Argentine leader Eva Peron for the musical “Évita.” The story follows Evita’s early life, rise to power, charity work, and death. The song peaked at #1 on the European Hot 100 Singles, #3 in the UK, and #8 on Billboard’s Hot 100, but topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart.

August 25th Welsh rock band Stereophonics release their debut studio album “Word Gets Around” 

Now time for my second picks from 1997 and I hope you will enjoy my selection.

Barbra Streisand & Bryan Adams – I Finally Found Someone

“I Finally Found Someone” is a song by American singer Barbra Streisand and Canadian singer Bryan Adams. The power ballad was part of the soundtrack of Streisand’s self-directed movie The Mirror Has Two Faces and was nominated for an Oscar.

The song  reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary chart.  The single was also successful in several other countries, reaching No. 1 in Ireland, No. 2 in Australia, No. 6 in New Zealand and No. 18 in Adams’ native Canada.Barbra Streisand 

September 13th Elton John releases “Candle in the Wind 1997”, a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the UK

Sheryl Crow – Every day is a Winding Road

“Everyday Is a Winding Road” is the second single from American singer and songwriter Sheryl Crow’s 1996 eponymous album. Neil Finn, lead singer of Crowded House, provides backing vocals.Paul Hester, another member of Crowded House, was the inspiration for the song. The single was well-received on the radio and peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also peaked at number 12 on the UK Singles Chart and became Crow’s fourth and final number-one single in Canada. Sheryl Crow

September 29th Robbie Williams releases his first solo album “Life thru a Lens” features single “Angels”

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.

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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 1998 Part One – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

65 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1997 Part Two – Toni Braxton, Madonna, Barbra Streisand & Bryan Adams, Sheryl Crow

  1. Barbara Streisand is definatly one of my all time favourite singers. so that’s a hit from me today.
    In fact they were all great again today.
    I didn’t know the Sheryl Crow song so much but definatley like the bubbles and the aeroplane. (Something I do with my grandson on a Thursday.)
    Today I’m off for a very busy Tuesday but at least my computer didn’t break my heart this morning…. well not yet.

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  2. I only seem to have been awake for Madonna’s version of Don’t Cry for Me Argentina – and I agree with you and Clive that Julie Covington’s version is absolutely brilliant! It was good to hear the song again, anyway! Many thanks to both of you! x

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  3. Jackpot today Will and Sal. Love all 4 songs and artists! I remember when Toni Braxton came out with that song listening to it over and over, lol. ❤

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  4. While I liked all the choices, there is a clear winner for me this week—Unbreak My Heart. Everything about that song is magical, from the lyrics to the music to the powerful video. Toni Braxton sings it with the feeling that we imagine she has experienced the loss.

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  5. Fab choices as ever. Braxton is a diva, but then I love R&B. Not a Madonna fan although we ended up working with her choreographer many times, and a record producer we worked with was crazy about her and kept her coffee-table book in the studio and was forever shoving it at us! Not a Streisand fan. 6 degrees and all that, our son was offered a job with her some years ago,and said she was lovely. I like Bryan Adams, in small doses. Toni Braxton and her songwriter on Unbreak My Heart wrote songs for our singers…Dianne Warren. A fab writer and a great example of how to write songs with meaningful lyrics. Love your choices, thanks for another trip down memory lane.

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