Pick of the Year: 1991

‘In many ways, 1991 has been a live version of TV`s Short Attention Span Theater’ – Bill Tammeus


Dad’s ‘Pick of the Year’ tapes were always a firm family favourite where he would make a compilation cassette of his favourite songs form that year. He stopped in 1992 however, when music got a bit too modern for him. It’s something over the years I’ve tried to carry on, and did for a while but, no one listens to CDs anymore and they don’t have the same impact as mp3 playlists. I’ve often thought about restarting it all from 1982 on my blog though just so I have somewhere to put them all for prosperity sake.

The first rule of POTY is DON’T TALK ABOUT PICK OF THE YEAR, sorry, that’s the illegal underground fight club i’m part of.

The first rule of POTY is that you can only pick songs that charted in the top 75 in the UK. The second rule of POTY is that you can only pick enough songs that would fit onto an old C120 cassette (between 30-40 tracks). The final rule, one which I’ve imposed myself, is that you must include that year’s Christmas number 1 (highlighted in green)

  1. Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman
  2. Beautiful South – A Little Time
  3. Oleta Adams – Get Here
  4. Heavy D & The Boys – Now That We Found Love
  5. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
  6. Beverley Craven – Promise Me
  7. Salt n Pepa – Let’s Talk About Sex
  8. Paula Abdul – Rush Rush
  9. Prince – Gett Off
  10. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime
  11. The KLF – 3am Eternal
  12. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Learning to Fly
  13. Michael Jackson – Black or White
  14. Rozalla – Everybody’s Free
  15. Chesney Hawkes – The One and Only
  16. The Simpsons – Do The Bartman
  17. Crowded House – Fall At Your Feet
  18. James – Sit Down
  19. Color Me Badd – I Wanna Sex You Up
  20. Bryan Adams – Can’t Stand This Thing We Started
  21. REM – Shiny Happy People
  22. Vic Reeves & The Wonderstuff – Dizzy
  23. REM – Losing My Religion
  24. Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy
  25. Queen – Innuendo
  26. Erasure – Love To Hate You
  27. Zucchero & Paul Young – Senza Una Donna
  28.  Marc Cohen – Walking In Memphis
  29. Lenny Kravitz – It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over
  30. Extreme – More Than Words
  31. PM Dawn – Set Adrift on Memory Bliss
  32. Amy Grant – Baby Baby
  33. The Farm – Altogether Now
  34. The KLF – Justified and Ancient
  35. The Simpsons – Deep Deep Trouble
  36. Bee Gees – Secret Love
  37. The Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go
  38. Queen – Bohiemian Rhapsody
  39. Scorpions – Wind of Change
  40. The Waterboys – The Whole of the Moon

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