20 April 2023

Week commencing 20 April 1992

I didn't hear one of this week in 1992's new entries peaking outside the top 100 at the time.  Perhaps they are new to you, too?  Let's take a look (and listen) together.
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince: looking so early 90s it hurts.
Top 150 debuts:
Number 110 "The Things That U Do" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Peak: number 109
Peak date: 11 May 1992
Weeks in top 150: 4 weeks
We last saw DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince in 1989

"The Things That U Do" was the third single lifted from their fourth studio album Homebase (number 110, October 1991), following "Summertime" (number 52, September 1991) and "Ring My Bell" (number 58, February 1992).
Internationally, the single peaked at number 21 in the Netherlands in March 1992, and number 29 in New Zealand during the same month.

Number 127 "The Concept" by Teenage Fanclub
Peak: number 110
Peak date: 27 April 1992
Weeks in top 150: 7 weeks

Scottish band Teenage Fanclub formed in 1989.  "The Concept", their first release to chart in Australia, was lifted from the band's third album Bandwagonesque (number 116, March 1992).

"The Concept" peaked at number 51 in the UK in November 1991.

We'll next see Teenage Fanclub in 1995.

Number 134 "Hooked on the Memory of You" by Neil Diamond (duet with Kim Carnes)
Peak: number 116
Peak date: 18 May 1992
Weeks in top 150: 7 weeks

We saw Neil Diamond just last month, and Kim Carnes back in 1989.

"Hooked on the Memory of You" was a song originally recorded solo for Neil Diamond's 1988 album The Best Years of Our Lives (number 85, March 1989).  Neil re-recorded the song as a duet with Kim Carnes for his Lovescape (number 15, March 1992) album.

I cannot find evidence of this single charting elsewhere.

We shall next see Neil in 1993, and Kim in 1997.

Number 139 "Thinking About Your Love" by Kenny Thomas
Peak: number 125
Peak date: 25 May 1992
Weeks in top 150: 7 weeks
Weeks on chart: 10 weeks

English soul singer Kenny Thomas started his career as a boxer and a technician for British Telecom before embarking on a singing career.

"Thinking About Your Love" was the second single Kenny released in Australia, following "Outstanding" (released January 1992, failed to chart).  Both tracks were taken from his debut album Voices (number 133, May 1992).
Internationally, "Thinking About Your Love" peaked at number 4 in the UK in June 1991, number 22 in Sweden in September 1991, and number 50 in Germany in September 1991.
Within Australia, "Thinking About Your Love" was most successful in New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory, where it reached number 100.
We will next see Kenny in July.

Bubbling WAY down under:

Number 181 "Judge Fudge" by Happy Mondays
Peak: number 181
Peak date: 20 April 1992
Weeks on chart: 2 weeks
We last saw Happy Mondays in 1991.

"Judge Fudge" was a non-album single.  The single peaked at number 24 in the UK in November 1991.

Domestically, "Judge Fudge" performed strongest in Western Australia, where it reached number 151.

We'll next see Happy Mondays in September.
Number 191 "Lightning" by Zoë
Peak: number 156
Peak date: 11 May 1992
Weeks on chart: 7 weeks

We last saw Zoë in 1991.

"Lightning" was the second single lifted from Zoë's debut album Scarlet Red and Blue (number 193, May 1992).  Internationally, the single peaked at number 37 in the UK in November 1991, and number 28 in Ireland.

Locally, "Lightning" was most popular in Western Australia, where it reached number 125.

This was Zoë's last charting entry in Australia.  She had one further single released locally, "Hammer", in July 1996.

A third single from Scarlet Red and Blue, "Holy Days", was issued in Europe, reaching number 72 in the UK in March 1992.
Next week (27 April): Five top 150 debuts, and one bubbling WAY down under entry.

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