Pick of the Year: 1999

‘They say two thousand zero zero party over, Oops out of time, So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999’ – Prince

1999

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. Fatboy Slim – Right Here Right Now
  2. Jordan Knight – Give it to You
  3. TLC – No Scrubs
  4. Vengaboys – We Like to Party
  5. Ricky Martin – Livin La Vida Loca
  6. Lou Bega – Mambo No. 5
  7. Enrique Eglesias – Bailamos
  8. Backstreet Boys – Larger than Life
  9. S Club 7 – S Club Party
  10. Will Smith – Wild, Wild, West
  11. Terrorvision – Tequila
  12. Madonna – Beautiful Stranger
  13. B*Witched – Blame it on the Weatherman
  14. Wandue Project – King of My Castle
  15. Robbie Williams – Strong
  16. Baz Luhrman – Everybody’s Free (to wear sunscreen)
  17. 5ive – Keep on Movin
  18. Geri Halliwell – Mi Chico Latino
  19. Cardigans – Erase/Rewind
  20. Moloko – Sing it Back
  21. ATB – 9pm (til i come)
  22. Eiffel 65 – Blue
  23. Bran Van 3000 – Drinking in LA
  24. Ann Lee – 2 Times
  25. Will Smith – Will2K
  26. Jennifer Lopez – If You Had My Love
  27. Eminem – My Name Is
  28. Semisonic – Secret Smile
  29. A+ – Enjoy Yourself
  30. Fierce – Dayz Like That
  31. Britney Spears – Baby One More Time
  32. Christina Aguilera – Genie in a Bottle
  33. Shaft – Mucho Mambo
  34. Beverley Knight – Greatest Day
  35. 5ive – If Ya Gettin Down
  36. Britney Spears – (You Drive Me) Crazy
  37. Sixpence None the Richer – Kiss Me
  38. New Radicals – You Get What You Give
  39. Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way
  40. Westlife – I Have a Dream/Seasons in the Sun
  41. Bloodhound Gang – The Bad Touch
  42. Len – Steal My Sunshine
  43. Dr Dre – Still DRE
  44. REM – The Great Beyond

Pick of the Year: 1998

‘From 1942 to 1998 I threw a rock ‘n’ roll party on my last birthday’ – Johnny Cash

1998

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. The Mavericks – Dance The Night Away
  2. All Saints – Bootie Call
  3. 5ive – Everybody Get Up
  4. Tin Tin Out – Here’s Where The Story Ends
  5. Jennifer Paige – Crush
  6. Usher – You Make Me Wanna
  7. Kci & JoJo – All My Life
  8. Billie – Because We Want To
  9. Spice Girls – Viva Forever
  10. Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing)
  11. Sheryl Crow – My Favourite Mistake
  12. Pras Michel – Ghetto Superstar
  13. Brandy & Monica – The Boy Is Mine
  14. Run DMC vs Jason Nevins – It’s Like That
  15. Madonna – Ray of Light
  16. Billie Myers – Kiss The Rain
  17. Puff Daddy – Come With Me
  18. Cornershop – Brimful of Asha
  19. B*Witched – C’est La Vie
  20. Melanie B – I Want You Back
  21. R Kelly – Home Alone
  22. Natalie Imbruglia – Big Mistake
  23. All Saints – Lady Marmalade
  24. Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight
  25. Spice Girls – Goodbye
  26. Verve – Sonnet
  27. Will Smith – Gettin Jiggy Wit It
  28. Savage Garden – Truly Madly Deeply
  29. Hanson – Weird
  30. 5ive – Got the Feelin
  31. Wyclef Jean – Gone til November
  32. Bamboo – Bamboogie
  33. Busta Rhymes – Turn it Up
  34. Stardust – Music Sounds Better
  35. Robbie Williams – No Regrets
  36. Fatboy Slim – The Rockafeller Skank
  37. Fastball – The Way
  38. Backstreet Boys – All I Have to Give
  39. Air – Sexy Boy
  40. Imani Coppola – Legend of a Cowgirl
  41. N-Tyce – Telefunkin
  42. Matchbox 20 – Push
  43. Garbage – Push It
  44. Hinda Hicks – You Think You Own Me
  45. Next – Too Close
  46. Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
  47. TQ – Westside

 

Pick of the Year: 1997

‘1997, Heaven only knows where this thing is gonna go’ – Kool and the Gang

1997

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. DJ Quicksilver – Bellisima
  2. Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
  3. Elton John – Something About The Way You Look Tonight
  4. Will Smith – Men in Black
  5. Spice Girls – Spice Up Your Life
  6. Hanson – Mmmbop
  7. LL Cool J – Phemonenon
  8. Gala – Freed From Desire
  9. Boyz II Men – 4 Seasons of Lonliness
  10. Spice Girls – Who Do You Think You Are
  11. En Vogue – Don’t Let Go (Love)
  12. No Doubt – Don’t Speak
  13. Oasis – D’You Know What I Mean
  14. Various – Perfect Day
  15. Todd Terry – Something Goin’ On
  16. Janet Jackson – Got Til It’s Gone
  17. Fun Lovin Criminals – Scooby Snacks
  18. Chumbawamba – Tubthumping
  19. Hanson – Where’s the Love
  20. R Kelly – I Believe I Can Fly
  21. Blur – On Your Own
  22. Robbie Williams – Angels
  23. Ulra Nate – Free
  24. Blackstreet – Don’t Leave Me
  25. Meredith Brooks – Bitch
  26. All Saints – I Know Where It’s At
  27. Peter Andre – All About Us
  28. Janet Jackson – Together Again
  29. All Saints – Never Ever
  30. Kula Shaker – Hush
  31. Michael Jackson – Blood on the Dance Floor
  32. Dario G – Sunchyme
  33. Puff Daddy – I’ll Be Missing You
  34. Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
  35. Texas – Black Eyed Boy
  36. PF Project – Choose Life
  37. Verve – The Drugs Don’t Work
  38. Notorious BIG – Mo Money Mo Problems
  39. Rosie Gaines – Closer than Close
  40. Texas – Say What You Want
  41. Pacebo – Nancy Boy
  42. Sash – Encore Une Fois
  43. Spice Girls – Too Much
  44. Blue Boy – Remember Me
  45. White Town – Your Woman
  46. Do Doubt – Just A Girl
  47. Verve – Lucjy Man

Pick of the Year: 1996

‘I had no cares in the 1990s, I knew of no downfalls, though war was breaking out all around me, my concerns were with prank calls’ – The Wombats

1996

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. Bluetones – Slight Return
  2. Oasis – Don’t Look Back in Anger
  3. Mark Morrison – Return of the Mack
  4. Bone Thugs N Harmony – The Crossroads
  5. OMC – How Bizarre
  6. Warren G (feat Adina Howard) – What’s Love Got to do With It
  7. The Fugees – Killing Me Softly
  8. Cher – One By One
  9. Suede – Beautiful Ones
  10. Terrorvision – Perseverance
  11. Toni Braxton – Un-break My Heart
  12. George Michael – Spinning The Wheel
  13. The Fugees – Ready or Not
  14. Saint Etienne – He’s On The Phone
  15. Ocean Colour Scene – The Day We Caught The Train
  16. Bon Jovi – Hey God
  17. Sheryl Crow – If It Makes You Happy
  18. Spice Girls – Wannabe
  19. Kula Shaker – Hey Dude
  20. Bryan Adams – The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me is You
  21. Alisha’a Attic – I Am, I Feel
  22. Gabrielle – Give Me A Little More Time
  23. Cast – Walkaway
  24. East 17 (feat. Gabrielle) – If You Ever
  25. The Prodigy – Breathe
  26. Gabrielle – Forget About the World
  27. Lighthouse Family – Ocean Drive
  28. Neneh Cherry – Woman
  29. Louise – Naked
  30. Alanis Morissette – Ironic
  31. George Michael – Fastlove
  32. Dodgy – Good Enough
  33. Faithless – Insomnia
  34. Manic Street Preachers – A Design for Life
  35. 2 Pac – California Love
  36. Prodigy – Firestarter
  37. Robbie Williams – Freedom
  38. Lisa Moorish – Mr Friday Night
  39. Kula Shaker – Tattva
  40. Celine Dion – Because You Loved Me
  41. Joan Osborne – One of Us
  42. Space – Neighbourhood
  43. Spice Girls – 2 Become 1

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.

1995

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

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.

1994

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

Pick of the Year: 1991

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

1991

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