Our listeners have spoken, and we’re listening! Here’s the chart for the next “Son of Chart Attack!”
"Chart Attack" is a recurring Blerd Radio feature in which myself (Big Money), Dr. Z and Michael Parr discuss a particular Billboard chart from yesteryear.
In this episode, we travel back exactly a quarter century to chat about the top 10 songs on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart dated June 8th, 1991.
10. "Now is Tomorrow" by Definition of Sound
09. "Mea Culpa, Part II" by Enigma
08. "People Are Still Having Sex" by LaTour
07. "Mama Said Knock You Out" by LL Cool J
06. "Spillin' the Beans" by Jellybean
05. "Fascinating Rhythm" by Bass-O-Matic
04. "Where the Streets Have No Name" by Pet Shop Boys
03. "Tonite" by Those Guys
02. "Good Beat" by Deee-Lite
01. "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" by Crystal Waters
I won't go into too much detail about the songs in the show notes, but needless to say, there's a very deep dive into some of these artists and songs, while we're also relatively shocked in regards to the bland anonymity of other songs on the list.
I will say that some of the sub-topics we touch on include the Martha Wash substitution pattern that riddled dance music for about two years, LL Cool J's legendary MTV Unplugged performance, the AIDS crisis that inspired the #8 song on the list, dance music's social consciousness, the bizarre appeal of Gregorian chant music, and the remarkable consistency of The Pet Shop Boys.
Enjoy the show!