Michelle scored a number 51 'hit' in Australia in February 1989 with "Anchorage", and this was the follow-up release. Both singles were lifted from her Short Sharp Shocked album, which peaked at number 61 on the ARIA albums chart. I remember seeing the music video when I first stayed up a little bit late to channel flick between MTV, rage, and Night Shift around 2-3 a.m. as a 10 year-old. A lyric that stuck with me from the song was "we're gonna have a hundred and twenty babies". These days, Michelle is probably more known for her homophobic statements than her music. Michelle will pay us another visit before the year is out.
The only thing I reallly know about Stryper is that they're a Christian
(hair?) metal band. I remember seeing a TV commercial with them in it
circa 1987 and laughing at it with my sister. This is just another
typical overblown rock ballad 'metal' bands were churning out in the
Probably the only charting release to mention lima beans, I don't have
much to say about this release, except that his wikipedia page says it
was a top 40 hit - presumably in the US - in 1988 (the Billboard website
is a bit crap these days for verifying such claims, and no source has
been cited). I can reliably tell you, however, that this single peaked
at number 31 in New Zealand in February 1989.
Bubbling WAY down under:
Next week (10 April): another five new top 150 entries, including the flop second single from an album that would go on to be certified 6 times platinum in Australia and spend several years on the chart. Plus, there are three bubbling WAY down under entries. Don't forget you can also follow my posts on facebook.
< Previous post: 27 March 1989 Next post: 10 April 1989 >