"This One" was the second single lifted from Paul's Flowers in the Dirt album, following "My Brave Face" (number 30, June 1989). I don't recall hearing 'this one' at the time. The single performed better in the UK, where it peaked at number 18, and on the Australian Music Report singles chart, where it peaked at number 94. On the state charts, "This One" performed best in Queensland, where it peaked at number 62. Macca will join us again in 1990.
Henry Lee Summer scored a number 39 hit in Australia in September 1988 with "I Wish I Had a Girl". This track was the lead single from his I've Got Everything album, and became his second and last US top 20 hit, peaking at number 18 in August 1989. "Hey Baby" peaked much higher on the Australian Music Report singles chart, where it reached number 76.
Living in a Box's self-titled single from 1987 had, to date, been their only entry on the Australian singles chart (number 49, August 1987). "Gatecrashing" was actually the second single lifted from the album of the same name in the group's native UK, but was the first single off it released in Australia. "Gatecrashing" performed strongest on the South Australia/Northern Territory state chart, where it peaked at number 55; it also peaked higher on the Australian Music Report singles chart, at number 95. Living in a Box will join us again in November.
Bubbling WAY down under:
In Mica's (pronounced "mee-sha") native UK, "My One Temptation" was her first single release, way back in April 1988, where it peaked at number 7 in June of that year. In Australia, "My One Temptation" was first released in late June 1988, but failed to chart. Her debut solo album, So Good, however, managed to peak at number 127 on the ARIA albums chart in January 1989. Before the June 1989 re-release of "My One Temptation", Mica had two other non-charting singles released locally: "Like Dreamers Do" (featuring Courtney Pine), and "Where Is the Love" featuring Will Downing. Other than scraping number 100 with this single on the Australian Music Report chart, Mica would never score a top 100 hit in Australia on the ARIA chart, though she would come close in 1995. "My One Temptation" performed the strongest on the South Australia/Northern Territory state chart, where it peaked at number 105. We will next see Mica in 1991.