Top 150 debuts:
Enya's breakthrough hit, "Orinoco Flow", was so unlike anything else on the chart, which no doubt helped it to get noticed and climb to number 6 in Australia. The follow-up release, "Evening Falls..." is a rather haunting tune, but a hit single it doth not sound like. Despite that, this single managed to reach number 3 in Enya's native Ireland, and number 20 in the UK. I doubt the record company were too bothered that it didn't do quite as well as "Orinoco Flow", given that parent album Watermark went on to spend several years on the chart, and earned a 6x platinum certification in Australia. The third release from Watermark, "Storms in Africa (Part II)", seems like a much better-known song than "Evening Falls...", thanks to its use in both the movie Green Card and in Ansett TV commercials; but, somehow, it did not even chart in Australia! Enya will pay the 101-150 region of the chart another visit when 1992 rolls around.
Hailing from Canada, Andrew Cash these days is primarily known as being a Canadian politician, who was a Member of Parliament there between 2011 and 2015. There is scant information about his recording career on his wikipedia page, though it does mention he recorded three albums, one of which was a top 100-charting success in his homeland.
Eight months before (barely) gracing our charts, this one peaked at number 54 in the UK in August 1988. Who was behind Electra? Why, none other than Paul Oakenfold, who went on to become a successful record producer and remixer, remixing songs for the likes of Madonna, U2, Britney Spears and... The Rolling Stones, and forming Perfecto Records with partner Steve Osborne.
Bubbling WAY down under:
Peak: number 162