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Here is my second selection of top 1994 hits which I hope you will enjoy.
Celine Dion – The Power of love
“The Power of Love” was the 8th best selling single of 1994 in the US and the best selling single by a female artist. This was Dion’s first #1 song in the US and Australia, and her second #1 in Canada while making the top ten around the globe. “The Power of Love” won the ASCAP Pop Award for Most Performed Song in the United States and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single, two Billboard Music Awards for Hot 100 Single of the Year, and for the Juno Award for Single of the Year.
June 15th Disney’s animated musical film “The Lion King” opens in theaters with $42 million
Prince – The most beautiful girl in the world
“The most beautiful girl in the world” was the lead single from the 1994 EP “The Beautiful Experience” and the 1995 album “The Gold Experience.” The song became a worldwide hit and established Prince’s ability to succeed commercially under his new name, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the UK it peaked at #1 as it did in many countries across Europe. The video was directed by Prince and film director Antoine Fugua. The song was used, in part, in the Miss America pageant in 1994.
July 16th “The Three Tenors”, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti, perform in Los Angeles, California
Here are my second picks from 1994
Wet Wet Wet – Love is all Around
“Love Is All Around” is a song recorded by English rock band the Troggs, featuring a string quartet and a ‘tick tock’ sound on percussion, in D-major. It was written by lead singer Reg Presley and was purportedly inspired by a television transmission of the Joy Strings Salvation Army band’s “Love That’s All Around”. The song was first released as a single in the UK in October 1967, peaking at number 5.
“Love Is All Around” has been covered by numerous artists. Wet Wet Wet’s cover, for the soundtrack to the 1994 film Four Weddings and a Funeral, was an international hit and spent 15 consecutive weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart. wetwetwetmusic
August 29th British band Oasis release their debut album “Definitely Maybe”, becomes fastest-selling album ever in UK
Corona – Rhythm of the Night
“The Rhythm of the Night” is the debut single by Italian Eurodance group Corona. It was released in 1993 in Italy, then elsewhere the following year. The song is the title track of their 1995 debut studio album The Rhythm of the Night. It was written by Francesco Bontempi, Annerley Emma Gordon, Giorgio Spagna, Pete Glenister and Mike Gaffey, and produced by Bontempi. The vocals for this song were performed by Italian singer Giovanna Bersola, who is not credited on the single and does not appear in the music video The song was a worldwide hit in 1994, peaking at number-one in Italy, and within the top five in most of Europe, while in the US, it fell short of the top ten, reaching number eleven on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Cash Box Top 100. RHINO
December 7th 5th Billboard Music Awards: Ace of Base & Mariah Carey win
Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 90s: Playback FM – Wikipedia
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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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