Pick of the Year: 1995

‘1995 is missing buses, It’s walking 15 miles to see your love’ – The Radio Dept. 

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. Oasis – Wonderwall
  2. The Bucketheads – The Bomb
  3. Def Leppard – When Love and Hate Collide
  4. Take That – Back for Good
  5. Blur – Country House
  6. McAlmont & Butler – Yes
  7. Bon Jovi – This Ain’t a Love Song
  8. Everything But The Girl – Missing
  9. Pulp – Common People
  10. Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise
  11. Human League – Tell Me When
  12. The Rembrandts – I’ll Be There For You
  13. Seal – Kiss From a  Rose
  14. Scarlet – Independent Love Song
  15. Bobby Brown – Two Can Play That Game
  16. Take That – Never Forget
  17. Michael Jackson – You Are Not Alone
  18. Ultimate Kaos – Hoochie Booty
  19. Diana King – Shy Guy
  20. Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know
  21. Montel Jordan – This Is How We Do It
  22. Madonna – You’ll See
  23. TLC – Waterfalls
  24. Brownstone – If You Love Me
  25. East 17 – Hold My Body Tight
  26. Alanis Morissette – Hand in my Pocket
  27. Janet Jackson – Whoops Now
  28.  MN8 – I’ve Got A Little Something For You
  29. Edwyn Collns – A Girl Like You
  30. Freak Power – Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out
  31. Wildchild – Renegade Master
  32. Mike & The Mechanics – Over My Shoulder
  33. Ali Campbell – That Look In Your Eyes
  34. Oasis – Roll With It
  35. Alex Party – Don’t Give Me Your Life
  36. Simply Red – Fairground
  37. Love City Groove – Love City Groove
  38. Shaggy – Mr Boombastic
  39. Dana Dawson – 3 is Family
  40. Livin Joy – Dreamer
  41. Michael Jackson – Earth Song

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