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THE FRIDAY FIVE – 22.10.2021
- Griff – One Night
- Tears For Fears – Tipping Point
- Soft Cell – Bruises On My Illusions
- Duran Duran ft Tove Lo – Give It All Up
- Lonelady – There Is No Logic
THE FRIDAY FIVE – 20.8.2021
- Blossoms – Care For
- Chvrches – The Killing Moon
- Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under
- Roger Taylor ft KT Tunstall – We’re All Just Trying To Get By
- Duran Duran – More Joy
THE FRIDAY FIVE (AND IT’S A EURO 2021 SPECIAL) – 11.6.2021
- Alphabeat – Danmark’s Dynamite
- The Alarm – The Red Wall Of Cymru
- Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U
- Marshmello X Jonas Brothers – Leave Before You Love Me
- Holly Humberstone – The Walls Are Way Too Thin
You may or may not have noticed, but an international football tournament starts today.
As is tradition, here’s a group by group chart by acts from the competing countries.
- Yello – Oh Yeah
- Spagna – Call Me
- Stereophonics – Dakota
- Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart
- Ryan Paris – Dolce Vita
- Tatu – All The Things She Said
- Alphabeat – Boyfriend
- The Rasmus – In The Shadows
- Lordi – Hard Rock Hallelujah
- Rasmussen – Higher Ground
- Falco – Rock Me Amadeus
- George Baker Selection – Little Green Bag
- Shocking Blue – Venus
- Focus – Hocus Pocus
- Opus – Life Is Life
- Simple Minds – Don’t You Forget About Me
- Duran Duran – Ordinary World
- Del Amriti – Always The Last To Know
- Echo and the Bunnymen – Nothing Lasts Forever
- Karel Fialka – Hey Matthew
- Roxette – Joyride
- Ace Of Base – The Sign
- Robyn – Who’s That Girl?
- Baccara – Yes Sir I Can Boogie
- ABBA – Supertrouper
- Daft Punk – Robot Rock
- Nena – 99 Red Balloons
- Freiheit – Keeping The Dream Alive
- Desireless – Voyage Voyage
- Lena – Satellite
THE FRIDAY FIVE – 21.5.2021
- Manic Street Preachers – Orwellian
- Royal Blood – Limbo
- Kyle Falconer – Wait Around
- Duran Duran – Invisible
- Coldplay – Higher Power
MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : SMASH HITS – 10.2.1988
In answer to their question, appearing on the cover of Smash Hits is probably a good sign that Bros are famous. They found being on the cover of Smash Hits to be weird, having read the magazine at school.
As you open the magazine, there is a poster of Morrissey.
In competitions, you could win an Eddie Cochran single and a Levi’s T-shirt, or you could try to win an AC/DC satchel. Larry Mullan Jnr is interviewed, where he reveals people ask him to hold their umbrella for them while they got Bono’s autograph.
The American and Australian versions of Smash Hits had their Readers Polls, with the results being published. Duran Duran were popular in America, while Australian acts were unsurprisingly popular in Australia.
There is a profile of American star Taylor Dayne, riding high in the charts with Tell It To My Heart.
Kylie Minogue gets a poster an and interview, where she reveals she doesn’t like her teeth.
Debbie Gibson gets a double page interview, where she offers readers a guide to America.
In tours, you could see Pink Floyd, Robert Plant or Erasure if you wished.
Beastie Boys get a double page interview, where they say they want to start a Heavy Metal TV channel.
The Bangles get interviewed where Susanna reveals that her favourite music is Terence Trent D’Arby, Peter Gabriel and Rolling Stones.
Patsy Kensit reviews new singles, giving her favourite to Sting, and admitting to liking early Echo and the Bunnymen, but not knowing who The Doors were.
In concerts, Tiffany gets reviewed as she tours UK shopping centres.
The magazine ends with a double page interview with cover stars Bros.
THE FRIDAY FIVE – 16.11.2018
1. Jade Bird – Love Has All Been Done Before
2. Johnny Marr – Spiral Cities
3. Editors – Cold
4. Razorlight – America
5. The Strypes – Get Into It
This Monday, sees International Men’s Day. So, as is tradition, here’s a series of musical charts. If you’re celebrating, that’s cool. If it’s just another day for you, that’s cool. Just don’t be a self-hating dick fishing for likes on Social Media about it.
FIVE SONGS BY MALE SOLO ARTISTS
1. Prince – Gold
2. David Bowie – Let’s Dance
3. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – AKA … What A Life
4. Falco – Rock Me Amadeus
5. Kyle Falconer – Family Tree
FIVE SONGS WITH BOY OR MAN IN THE TITLE
1. The Killers – The Man
2. T-Rex – 20th Century Boy
3. Aneka – Japanese Boy
4. Andrew Gold – Lonely Boy
5. Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
FIVE SONGS BY ALL MALE GROUPS
1. Europe – The Final Countdown
2. Duran Duran – Ordinary World
3. A-Ha – Take On Me
4. U2 – The Fly
5. Queen – I Want It All
FIVE SONGS WITH MALE NAMES IN THE TITLE
1. Bat For Lashes – Daniel
2. Toni Basil – Mickey
3. Oasis – Little James
4. Sister Sledge – Frankie
5. Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home
MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : SMASH HITS – 19.4.1989
Wendy James of Transvision Vamp is the cover star of Smash Hits, having broken into the charts during 1989.
As you open the magazine, there is a poster of Fleetwood Mac and Rolling Stones haters The Reynolds Girls.
Smash Hits asks various pop stars if they are O-Zone friendly. Simon Le Bon states that the situation is “Bloody frightening”.
A Spokesperson for Prince Charles says he has given up using O-Zone damaging products.
Jim Kerr of Simple Minds will be hosting a show on Radio 1 about ecological concerns. There is also a cut out letter to send to lobby the Minister for the Environment.
Nathan Moore of Brother Beyond is subject to a questionnaire asking if he is a thug or a weed, with the result putting him in the middle.
There was a token for readers to get free badges – Kylie Minogue, Yazz, Rick Astley and Michael Jackson.
Smash Hits previews Madonna’s new album with a poster and an interview. The interview isn’t with Madonna, but the Songwriters she worked with on the album.
As well as hosting a show on Radio 1, Jim Kerr and his band Simple Minds have a new single out, This Is You Land, which gets the Lyrics Poster treatment.
Cover star Wendy James gets a two page interview, with the headline asking if she is the new Kylie Minogue, revealing that she was suspended from school for knocking over chairs in assembley.
Holly Johnson is the Singles Reviewer, wanting to sit on the fence for songs he doesn’t like such as Texas, Kylie Minogue and Cher. He awarded Best Single to I’m Every Woman by Chaka Khan.
There is a feature on Duran Duran, as they try to regain their status as biggest band in the world.
The magazine ends with a poster of The Bangles.
THE FRIDAY FIVE – 10.8.2018
1. Kyle Falconer – Family Tree
2. Chvrches – Out Of My head
3. George Ezra – Shotgun
4. Miles Kane – Cry On My Guitar
5. Lewis Capaldi – Tough
Today, is Duran Duran Appreciation Day. No idea what it is or why it is, but just go with the flow. Somewhere, Tony Hadley is furiously typing “And when is it Spandau Ballet Appreciation Day?” on his computer.
So, to celebrate, here’s a chart to get you in the mood. It really should be a Bank Holiday
FIVE SONGS BY DURAN DURAN
1. Ordinary World
2. Hungry Like The Wolf
3. Wild Boys
4. Save A Prayer
This Thursday, is Madonna’s 60th Birthday. Nobody ever remembers it’s her birthday because it’s the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death.
Here’s a chart for you if you’re celebrating her milestone birthday.
FIVE SONGS BY MADONNA
2. The Power Of Goodbye
3. Who’s That Girl?
4. Open Your Heart
5. La Isla Bonita
THE FRIDAY FIVE – 29.6.2018
1. James – Coming Home (Part II)
2. Weezer – Roseanna
3. Weezer – Africa
4. Liam Gallagher – I’ve All I Need
5. Johnny Marr – Hi Hello
It’s a rest day in the World Cup, but don’t worry, you can survive this difficult 24 hours.
Women’s NIFL Cup Final is on the BBC Red Button, meanwhile, BBC Four will be making the licence fee a bargain tonight with a whole night dedicated to Duran Duran. Remember, it’s only a few weeks until Duran Duran Appreciation Day (August 10th)
And after all that, BBC Scotland will be broadcasting highlights of TRNSMT.
Decent night of TV viewing to make up for the lack of football.
Also, Canada Day and Independence Day coming up as well. Sounds like an excuse for a couple of themed charts.
FIVE SONGS BY AMERICAN ACTS
1. Toto – Africa
2. Britney Spears – Boys
3. Dan Hartman – I Can Dream About You
4. Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffanys
5. Christina Aguilera – Keeps Getting better
FIVE SONGS BY CANADIAN ACTS
1. Celine Dion – It’s All Coming Back To Me Now
2. Tegan and Sara – Closer
3. Nelly Furtado – All Good Things
4. Tom Cochrane – Life Is A Highway
5. Appleton – Fantasy
FIVE SONGS BY DURAN DURAN
1. Ordinary World
2. Wild Boys
3. Hungry Like The Wolf
5. Reach Out For The Sunrise