April 2010

On April 28, 1981 Eurovision fever had taken hold of the UK charts and Bucks Fizz were top of the pops with Making Your Mind Up. In the United States, Hall & Oates were number one on the Billboard chart with Kiss On My List.

The number one song in the UK on April 21, 1980 was a disco mix of Working My Way Back To You by The Detroit Spinners. In the United States, the song on top of the Billboard charts for this week in 1980 was Blondie …

On April 14, 1989 the number one hit in the UK music charts belonged to The Bangles and Eternal Flame. A really beautiful ballad that later on was covered appallingly badly by Atomic Kitten. At the time that Atomic Kitten’s cover version of Eternal Flame …

On April 7, 1988, The Pet Shop boys held the number one UK chart slot with their song Heart. In the United States, Michael Jackson had the Billboard chart dominated with his Man In The Mirror.

Even the best of films can be improved by the selection of songs that are used to make up the soundtrack. Indeed, often when the song selection is above average, the songs can become part of the success of a film. Simply ask Quentin Tarantino …