13 April 2023

Week commencing 13 April 1992

This week in 1992's debuts peaking outside the top 100 are an eclectic bunch.  Let's take a look.
Chaka Khan: Big voice, big hair, but not that many big hits in Australia.
Top 150 debuts:
Number 131 "Big Thing" by Among Thieves
Peak: number 117
Peak date: 18 May 1992
Weeks in top 150: 6 weeks
Among Thieves were an Australian band, formed in Melbourne.  During their tenure, they released only one album, Among Thieves, in April 1993.  It missed the ARIA top 150 albums chart.
The group had more success on the singles chart, however, placing one single in the ARIA top 100 - "Faith in Love" (number 72, January 1992).
"Big Thing", which I hadn't heard before, climbed to its peak of number 117 before falling out of the top 150 the following week.  It was the final top 150 entry from Among Thieves.
Another single, "My Heart Just Bleeds", was released in October 1992.

Number 145 "Can't Get Love with Money" by Schascle
Peak: number 138
Peak date: 18 May 1992
Weeks in top 150: 5 weeks
I can't tell you much about Schascle Yochim, who dropped the surname for her stage name.  But "Can't Get Love with Money", which I hadn't heard before, was her only ARIA top 150 single.  The track is lifted from the album Haunted by Real Life (number 140, May 1992).  I cannot find evidence of the single charting elsewhere.

Number 150 "Like a Rolling Stone" (Live) by Bob Dylan
Peak: number 150
Peak date: 13 April 1992
Weeks in top 150: 1 week
This live version of Bob Dylan's 1965 single "Like a Rolling Stone" appears to have been an Australian-only release, issued to promote the Australasian-only re-issue of his 1978 compilation Masterpieces, which belatedly peaked at number 35 in March 1997.  The album originally peaked at number 2 in Australia in April 1978.

Unfortunately, I am unable to determine which is the 'correct' live version of this track to embed below, short of buying the CD single (which I do not wish to do), as the single sleeve does not specify when or where the live recording was made.  Nevertheless, I have embedded a live version of the song below.

We shall next see Bob in 1993.
Bubbling WAY down under:
Number 193 "Love You All My Lifetime" by Chaka Khan
Peak: number 193
Peak date: 13 April 1992
Weeks on chart: 2 weeks

We last saw Chaka Khan, born Yvette Marie Stevens, in 1989.

"Love You All My Lifetime" was the lead single from Chaka's eighth studio album The Woman I Am (number 159, April 1992).  Internationally, the single peaked at number 49 in the UK in April 1992, and number 68 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in May 1992.

Within Australia, "Love You All My Lifetime" was most successful in New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory, where it reached number 179.

I don't recall hearing this one at the time.  It's decent.
We'll next see Chaka in 1997.  Before then, she placed another album outside the ARIA top 100 - The Remix Project (Greatest Hits) (number 157, April 1994).

Next week (20 April): Four top 150 debuts and two bubbling WAY down under entries.
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