Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1991 Part Two – Extreme, Lenny Kravitz, Whitney Houston, Bryan Adams

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

Here is my second selection of top 1991 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Extreme – More than words

“More than words,” composed by Nuno Bittencourt and Gary Cherone is from the album “Pornograffitti.” This ballad was built around acoustic guitar work by Bettencourt with vocals by Cherone and was a detour from the funk metal style generally associated with the group. It became a mega hit and made it to the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, the #2 spot in the UK and the top 10 around the globe.

June 18th “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” single released by Bryan Adams (Billboard Song of the Year, 1991) 

Lenny Kravitz – It ain’t over ‘til it’s over 

“It ain’t over ‘til it’s over” was written and produced by Lenny Kravitz for his second album. The title is based on a Yogi-ism, or quotation from Yogi Berra: “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” This was Kravitz’s most successful single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #2. It also reached the #2 spot on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart and #11 on the UK Singles Chart.

September 10th Rock band Nirvana release their single “Smells like Teen Spirit”, often dubbed the anthem of Generation X 

Here are my second picks from 1991

Bryan Adams  -Can’t Stop This Thing We Started

“Can’t Stop This Thing We Started” is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams. The song was written by Adams and Robert John “Mutt” Lange, and was the second single released from Adams’ sixth studio album, Waking Up the Neighbours (1991), after “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You”. The song peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 while topping the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart for three non-consecutive weeks. The track received two nominations at the Grammy Awards of 1992 for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance, Solo. Bryan Adams

November 23rd Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS the day before he dies 

Whitney Houston – All the Man That I Need

“All the Man That I Need” is a song written by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore. The song was first recorded as “All the Man I Need” by Linda Clifford for her album I’ll Keep on Loving You (1982). In 1990, American singer Whitney Houston had a number-one multiple chart hit with this song, recorded as “All the Man That I Need”, from her third album I’m Your Baby Tonight (1990), it reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100; it remains her fourth biggest-hit in that chart. Whitney Houston

December 9th 2nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Boyz II Men & U2 win 

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.

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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 1992 Part One – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.