Pick of the Year: 1994

‘It’s better to burn out than to fade away’ – Kurt Cobain (1994)

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. R Kelly – She’s Got That Vibe
  2. Michelle Gayle – Sweetness
  3. PJ & Duncan – Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble
  4. Doop – Doop
  5. Warren G – Regulate
  6. Ultimate Kaos – Some Girls
  7. Take That – Everything Changes
  8. Corona – Rhythm of the Night
  9. The Cranberries – Linger
  10. Sheryl Crow – All I Wanna Do
  11. Prodigy – No Good
  12. China Black – Searching
  13. East 17 – Stay Another Day
  14. Madonna – Secret
  15. Aswad – Shine
  16. Dawn Penn – No No No
  17. Eternal – Just A Step from Heaven
  18. Reel 2 Reel – I Like To Move It
  19. Celine Dion – Thin Twice
  20. Blur – Girls and Boys
  21. Neneh Cherry – 7 Seconds
  22. Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl
  23. Crash Test Dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
  24. Lisa Loeb – Stay
  25. Whigfield – Saturday Night
  26. K7 – Come Baby Come
  27. Take That – Babe
  28.  Pato Banton – Baby Come Back
  29. EYC – The Way You Work It
  30. Enigma – Return to Innocence
  31. CJ Lewis – Sweets for me Sweet
  32. Shampoo – Trouble
  33. Bruce Springsteen – Streets of Philadelphia
  34. D:Ream – Things Can Only Get Better
  35. Stiltskin – Inside
  36. Bon Jovi – Always
  37. Kylie Minogue – Confide in Me
  38. East 17 – Steam
  39. Tina Arena – Chains
  40. Weezer – Buddy Holly

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