Top 150 debuts:
Five years before his breakthrough duet hit with Neneh Cherry, Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour made his Australian singles chart debut with another duet; this time with Peter Gabriel, who we last saw on the chart in 1987. "Shakin' the Tree" was lifted from N'Dour's album The Lion. It would also become the title of Gabriel's 'greatest hits' collection released the following year (albeit as Shaking the Tree) - although the title track wasn't exactly a chart 'hit' anywhere, with number 61 in the UK being its highest chart placing anywhere that I am aware of. Youssou N'Dour will join us again in 1994. Peter Gabriel will next join us in 1991.
Next week (24 July): Among the seven new top 150-peaking entries next week, we have not one, but two singles that peak at number 101, and one that peaked at number 102! There is also one bubbling WAY down under debut. You can also follow my posts on facebook.
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