Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1993 Part One – Sting, Whitney Houston, Ace of Base, Haddaway


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

Here is my first selection of top 1993 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Sting – If I ever lose my faith in you

“If I ever lose my faith in you” was released as the lead single from Sting’s fourth studio album “Ten Summoner’s Tales.” The song reached #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and made the top 40 in several European countries. In Canada the song peaked at #1, spending three weeks atop the RPM Top Singles chart and finishing 1993 as Canada’s fourth-most-successful single. It remains one of Sting’s signature songs. In 1994 the song won Sting a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Performance and was nominated for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

January 8th Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale

Whitney Houston – I will always love you

“I will always love you” spent 14 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, which at the time was a record. It is also the longest running number-one single from a soundtrack album. The song was #1 on the Hot 100, Adult Contemporary, and R&B chart simultaneously for a record-equaling five weeks. The song stayed at #1 in the U.S. throughout January and February 1993, making it the first time Billboard did not rank a new number-one single until March of the new year and was the year-end #1 single of the year.

Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” was also a massive international hit, topping the singles charts in almost every country, including the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles where it spent 13 weeks at the top. Houston won two Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In 2015, “I Will Always Love You” was named the #1 Song of the Rock Era in the book “The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era: 1955 – 2015.” In 2020, “I Will Always Love You” was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

February 10th “Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey” airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people 

Here are my first picks from 1993

Ace of Base – All That She Wants

“All That She Wants” is a song by Swedish group Ace of Base. It was released in Scandinavia in 1992 as the second single from their first studio album, Happy Nation, and in the following year, it was released as the first single from the 1993 album The Sign in North America. Produced by Denniz Pop, Jonas Berggren, and Ulf Ekberg, the drum beat was inspired by the Kayo song “Another Mother”. The song was a commercial success, reaching the top of the charts in many countries, including Denmark, Germany, the UK and Australia.  Ace of Base 

February 24th 35th Grammy Awards: Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton wins

Haddaway – What is Love

“What Is Love” is a song recorded by Trinidadian-German Eurodance artist Haddaway for his debut album, The Album. The song was released on 8 May 1993 as the album’s lead single. It was a massive hit in Europe, becoming a number-one hit in at least 13 countries and reaching number two in Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Outside Europe, the single was moderately successful, reaching number 11 in the United States, number 12 in Australia, number 17 in Canada, and number 48 in New Zealand. The song earned Haddaway two awards at the German 1994 Echo Award, in the categories “Best National Single” and “Best National Dance Single”. CoconutMusicGermany 

April 23rd Peter Townshend’s musical “Tommy” premieres in NYC

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 1993 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 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.

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 1992 Part One – 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 One – Whitney Houston, U2, Rick Astley, Aretha Franklin and George Michael


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

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

Whitney Houston – I wanna dance with somebody (who loves me) –

“I wanna dance with somebody (who loves me)” is from Houston’s second studio album entitled “Whitney.” The song became a worldwide success, topping the charts in eighteen countries including Australia, Italy, Germany and the UK. In the US it became her fourth consecutive #1 single and won a Grammy Award for the “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance,” marking Houston’s second win in the category. It also won the award for “Favorite Pop/Rock Single” at the 15th American Music Awards. Additionally, in 2015 the song was voted by the British public as the nation’s fifth favorite 1980s #1 in a poll for ITV. Whitney Houston 

January 3rd Aretha Franklin is the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

U2 – With or without you

“With or without you” is the third track on U2’s fifth studio album, “The Joshua Tree.” The song was the group’s most successful single at the time, becoming their first #1 hit in both the US and Canada by topping the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks and the RPM national singles chart for one week, with a further three weeks at number two. “With or Without You” is U2’s second most frequently covered song. In 2010, Rolling Stone magazine placed the song at #132 on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

January 21st B.B. King donates his 7,000 record collection to the University of Mississippi

Here are my first picks from 1987.

Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up

“Never Gonna Give You Up” is the debut single recorded by English singer and songwriter Rick Astley, released on 27 July 1987. It was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman, and was released as the first single from Astley’s debut album, Whenever You Need Somebody (1987). The song was a worldwide number-one hit, initially in the United Kingdom in 1987, where it stayed at the top of the chart for five weeks and was the best-selling single of that year. It eventually topped the charts in 25 countries, including the United States and West Germany.  The song won Best British Single at the 1988 Brit Awards. Rick Astley

March 9th U2 release their fifth album “The Joshua Tree” (Grammy for Best Album 1988)

Aretha Franklin and George Michael – I Knew You Were Waiting For Me

“I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me)” is a song released by American singer Aretha Franklin and English singer George Michael as a duet in 1987. The song was a number one hit in the United States and the United Kingdom. Billboard listed “I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me)” as Franklin’s all-time biggest Hot 100 single. Franklin and Michael won a 1987 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group. georgemichael

April 6th 22nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, Randy Travis, and Reba McEntire 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.

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 1987 Part Two. We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Music Column – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1985 Part One – Sade, Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & The News, Jefferson Starship


We hope you enjoyed your Christmas and if you are planning a party for New Year perhaps this week’s selection of hits from 1985 might make it on to your playlist.

 Here is my first selection of top 1985 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

New Event: January 28th Charity single “We Are the World” is recorded by supergroup USA for Africa (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, and other pop stars)

Sade  –  Smooth Operator 

“Smooth Operator,” a smooth jazz piece from Sade’s debut album “Diamond Life,” was their first top-10 entry in the US, peaking at #5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 where it spent 13 weeks in the top 40, and also topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for two weeks. It was the English band’s third single in the UK where it peaked at #19 on the UK Singles chart. “Smooth Operator” was nominated for the “MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist,” and the “MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video.” The song is about a fashionable con-man who is popular with women, and breaks many hearts in high class social circles.

News Event: February 14th “Whitney Houston” debut album by Whitney Houston is released (Grammy Award Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female 1986, Billboard Album of Year 1986)

Whitney Houston –  Saving all my love for you

“Saving all my love for you” was penned by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin and was Whitney’s first song to top the Billboard Hot 100. It also peaked at #1 in both the UK and Ireland and became a major hit worldwide. Houston won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and the American Music Award for Favorite R&B/Soul Video with this song

News Event: May 8th 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, George Strait, and Reba McEntire win

Now time for my first picks from 1985 and tracks that have stood the test of time.

Huey Lewis & The News – The Power of Love

“The Power of Love” is a 1985 single by Huey Lewis and the News, written for and featured in the 1985 blockbuster film Back to the Future. The song became the band’s first number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and their second number-one hit on the U.S. It was a top ten hit on the Official UK Singles Chart. The song is included alongside “Back in Time” on the film’s soundtrack.  hueylewisofficial

News Event: July 13th “Live Aid” concerts held at both Wembley Stadium (London) and John F. Kennedy Stadium (Philadelphia) raises over $70 million for African famine relief

Jefferson Starship – We Built this City

“We Built This City” is a 1985 song by American rock band Starship. It was released as their debut single on their album Knee Deep in the Hoopla. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Outside the United States, “We Built This City” topped the charts in Australia and Canada, peaked inside the top ten of the charts in Germany, the Republic of Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland, the top twenty of the charts in Belgium, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and the top thirty of the charts in Austria and the Netherlands. Not all the critics were fans, but I like the song and still play today. Starship

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 1985 Part Two. We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

Smorgasbord Summer Music Festival – Songs from the Movies…The Final Dances..


This is the final week of the Summer Music Festival and next week William Price King will be back for another season.

This week I am featuring some of the songs that were composed for films and became hits in their own right…these are some of those tracks that are still on my playlists today… something for every mood.

Flashdance – What a FeelingIrene Cara –  If you have not seen this film..Amazon  Uploaded by UnidiscMusic

Now the amazing Whitney Houston – The BodyGuard – I Will Always Love You.. uploaded by the official Whitney Houston channel.  Film available: Amazon

Another film favourite of mine with happy memories of the late 1970s .. Staying Alive – The Bee Gees for Saturday Night Fever..uploaded by JT Michaelson.       Film Available : Amazon..

And one of the most emotional moments in film history and a song that has been covered many times.. here is Bette Midler – The Wind Beneath My Wings – Beaches uploaded by TheWordInOtherWords  Film available: Amazon

I hope you have enjoyed today’s music festival and the others during the summer. Next week please tune in for William Price King and his new season.