Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1995 Part One – Seal, Bon Jovi, Take That, Simply Red


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

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

Seal – Kiss from a rose

“Kiss from a rose,” from the album “Seal,” was included in the films “The Never Ending Story III” and “Batman Forever.” It quickly became an international success topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and making the top ten in many countries around the world. “Kiss from a rose” won three Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. It also was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Song from a Movie.

January 12th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Allman Brothers Band; Al Green; Janis Joplin; Led Zeppelin; Martha and the Vandellas; Neil Young; Frank Zappa; The Orioles; Paul Ackerman 

Bon Jovi – Always

“Always” was from the album “Cross Road” and was one of Bon Jovi’s biggest hits, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100; #1 in Belgium, Canada, Ireland, and Switzerland; #2 in Australia and the UK; and #4 in Germany. It sold more than a million copies in the US and three million copies worldwide.

February 9th Irish music and dance show “Riverdance” first opens in Dublin, Ireland with lead dancer Michael Flatley

Here are my first picks from 1995

Take That – Back For Good

“Back for Good” is a song recorded by British band Take That for their third studio album, Nobody Else (1995). It was written by lead singer Gary Barlow, who also co-produced it with Chris Porter. The song topped the UK Singles Chart, whilst also charting at number one in 31 countries, as well as hitting the top ten in many others (including the United States, making it their only hit in that country). Take That 

March 27th “Back for Good” single released by British boy band Take That, reaches No. 1 in 31 countries

Simply Red – Fairground

“Fairground” is a 1995 song released by British soul and pop band Simply Red, released as the first single from their fifth album, Life. Co-written and co-produced by frontman Mick Hucknall, it makes extensive use of a sample of Dutch duo the Goodmen’s 1993 hit “Give It Up”. It became Simply Red’s first and only No. 1 single on the UK Singles Chart, staying at the top for four weeks in September and October 1995, and was also a chart hit in mainland Europe and Australia, but failed to generate long-term success in North America. Simply Red

June 23rd Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Oasis, Pulp, and The Cure headline; other performers include Sinéad O’Connor, Tanita Tikaram, Simple Minds, War, Indigo Girls, and Jeff Buckley

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 1995 Part Two – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1987 Part Two – Terence Trent D’Arby, Chris de Burgh, Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes, Bon Jovi


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

Here is my second selection of top 1987 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Terence Trent D’Arby  –  Wishing Well

“Wishing well,” composed by D’Arby and Sean Oliver, was the second single from the album “Introducing the Hardline According to Terrence Trent D’Arby.” The song reached #1 on both the Soul Singles Chart and the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and #1 in Canada. It peaked at #4 in the UK and became a Top 10 hit around the globe. D’Arby performed the song live at the 30th Annual Grammy Awards, where he was nominated for a Grammy as “Best New Artist.”

July 13th Kylie Minogue releases her debut single “Locomotion”

Chris de Burgh – The lady in red

“Lady in Red,” composed by British-Irish singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh, was the second single from his album “Into the Light,” referencing his wife Diane. The song was a massive hit across the world, quickly becoming de Burgh’s best-selling single and his signature song. It reached the #1 position in Canada, the UK, Ireland, Norway and Belgium while peaking at #3 in the US. The song was de Burgh’s third UK hit single and the first to reach the top 40.

July 21st Guns & Roses debut album “Appetite for Destruction” is released, and becomes the best-selling debut album of all time with more than 30 million copies sold

Here are my second picks from 1987.

Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes I’ve Had the Time of My Life

“(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” is a 1987 song composed by Franke Previte, John DeNicola, and Donald Markowitz. It was recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, and used as the theme song for the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. The song has won a number of awards, including the Academy Award for Best Original Song, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, and the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. To give emotional depth to the song, Warnes had a video playback machine and footage of the final scene brought in to synchronize her singing with the movie’s ending scene, particularly “the lift”  BillMJennWVEVO

September 30th Roy Orbison and friends (including James Burton; Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, and k.d. lang) film performance at the Ambassador Hotel’s Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles, California for Cinemax

Bon Jovi –  Livin’ On a Prayer

“Livin’ on a Prayer” is a song by the American rock band Bon Jovi, and is the band’s second chart-topping single from their third album Slippery When Wet. Written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Desmond Child, the single, released in late 1986, was well received at both rock and pop radio and its music video was given heavy rotation at MTV, giving the band their first No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and their second consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit. Bon Jovi

November 13th Sonny & Cher perform together for the final time, singing “I Got You Babe” on ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ (NBC)

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
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 1988 Part One We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.