Tuesday, 20 March 2018

The Hot 100 Countdown #92

Henry Gray released his latest album, 92, last year... so named, because that's how old he is. Let's hope he's got many more albums to come.

As for 92 songs though... what did you suggest?

Well, everyone has learned to keep away from years now, which is very good, but it does mean we can't have the excellent '92 Subaru by Fountains Of Wayne. Shame, but the FoW boys won Number 95, so they've had their moment.

Another one I'd have had to disqualify if you'd suggested it would have been 992 Arguments by The O'Jays. Pity, because that's a cracker too. Great lyrics.

Nobody even suggested B92 by Saint Etienne, which featured here not too long ago on My Top Ten Postcode Songs.

C was first to jump in with a proper suggestion, but it was my second place choice this week... 92 Degrees by Siouxsie & The Banshees. What I love about this song is that it begins with a quote from one of my favourite 50s Sci Fi movies, It Came From Outer Space...

"Did you know, Putnam, that more murders are committed at 92 Fahrenheit than any other temperature? I read an article once. Lower temperatures, people are easygoing. Over 92, it's too hot to move. But just 92, people get irritable"

But it was another 92 Degrees that clinched the title this week, and for the second time in this competition, Alyson & Rigid Digit shared the points. I'll let RD do the introduction, because he nailed it...

"A fine slab of Black Country Grungey-Grebo-Samply-Rap(ish)-Indie..." 

Next week... I may have to use a year song. But it won't be a remix or anything like that. It also won't be what you expect... but I'm willing to have my mind changed if you can come up with a better suggestion. Go for it!


  1. I've got a couple in my back pocket for later in this series, but all I have to offer today is 'The Summer of '91' by ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead.

  2. If you don't look at it to closely, "911 Is A Joke" by Public Enemy could make it into the "Songs with 91 in the title" category...

  3. 91? How about ...

    No, I've got nothing for that one
    Give us a couple of days and I might have a moment of enlightenment)

  4. Not easy is it, especially if we can't have years or album titles. Thinking along the same lines as Lynchie, Wyclef Jean did something called 911 with Mary J Blige but I'm pretty sure that won't be it (although this challenge, along with Randy Tuesdays, seems to work out well for me).

  5. Late inspiration.... '91 Vibration' by Singers & Players. A fine dubwize selection.


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