Top 150 debuts:
Climie Fisher returned to the top 150 this week, following in the footsteps of "This Is Me" from January, with their second consecutive single to peak in the 120's. Two more singles of theirs were released in Australia in 1989: "Love Like a River" (April) and "Facts of Love" (October), but both failed to chart.
This fourth and final single from 1988's Uptown album was also Machinations' final single, after front man Fred Loneragan was injured in a car accident in April 1989. "Cars & Planes" failed to connect with the record-buying public.
Formed in 1988, UK band King Swamp scaled the lower end of the top 100 in their homeland, reaching number 92 with this track. In Australia, they did nearly as 'well', but missed the top 100.
Before roping in Jack Jones (real name Irwin Thomas) and morphing into Southern Sons, The State had their first taste of chart 'success' with "So Lonely Now", which spent a solitary week at number 150. CD copies of their album Elementary fetch upwards of $70 on discogs.com now! Interestingly, Peter Bowman from the group would later go on to co-write most of Collette's second album, Attitude.
Bubbling WAY down under:
Next week (6 March): Another 5 new top 150 entries, though one of them isn't really 'new'. Other acts debuting next week include another return act, and a double A-side from a female rap act who looked like they were going to become one-hit wonders.
Please note that next week's post will be on Friday, rather than Thursday, due to the leap day this year. My posts for the next 4 years (assuming I continue writing these posts) will now be on a Friday.
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