Once more into the lower region of the top 150.
Number 137 "Cyclone Season" by Graeme Connors
Peak: number 135
Weeks in top 150: 5 weeks
Another track from his North album, this gave Connors his second single peaking within the 101-150 region of the Australian singles chart in early 1989. I recapped the first one in the very first chart recap I posted.
Number 138 "Jack to the Sound of the Underground" by Hithouse
Peak: number 129
Weeks in top 150: 6 weeks
With a small number of exceptions, the Australian charts generally weren't ready for this kind of music yet, hence the low peak for one of the more notable acid house tracks from the time. Of note is that the song samples Kelly Charles' "You're No Good for Me" from 1987, which was also prominently sampled on The Prodigy's "No Good (Start the Dance)" in 1994. Peter Slaghuis, the man behind Hithouse, died in 1991 when his car, traveling at 220km/hour crashed into an oncoming truck. Hithouse will score another top 150 'hit' in 1990.
Number 139 "Lost Soul" by Ordinary Mortals
Peak: number 139
Weeks in top 150: 2 weeks
Unfortunately, I can't tell you anything about this one, as it is neither on YouTube nor on discogs.com. I can only assume that Ordinary Mortals were an Australian band.
Number 140 "Don't Worry Baby" by The Everly Brothers with The Beach Boys
Peak: number 114
Weeks in top 150: 10 weeks
Due to the way they have been entered onto the ARIA database, this, along with the plain ole Everly Brothers without The Beach Boys version of the track, charted simultaneously for a few weeks, as the same title, so it is technically impossible to know which is which, and which one peaked higher. Given the higher profile of the duet version, I am going to assume that it was this which had the higher peak of the two.
Number 148 "Denis (The '88 Remix)" by Blondie
Peak: number 139
Weeks in top 150: 3 weeks
Recently enjoying top 150 'success' with "Liar, Liar", which I recapped in my second top 150 chart post, Debs was back already, but with her old pals in Blondie, in this remixed version of their number 12 hit from 1978, from the Once More into the Bleach remix album. One thing I didn't know, until now, was that this version was remixed by Danny D of D Mob. I've had to resort to uploading the video below, as it is blocked on YouTube.
Next week (27 February): Another five new entries, including a return act, plus another single that was bubbling WAY down under.
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