The greatest songs of 1991

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On Facebook I want to find out together with you the best commercially succesful songs of 1991. With commercially succesful I mean the song should at least reach the Top 40 of the official UK charts. I pre-selected 128 songs from 1991 including all dance anthems, some hip-hop/soul and some guitar rave. In the first round there will be 64 battles, which I randomly created. The winners will go further to the second round. First 32 battles of round 1 are already finished. Currently 16 battles are active. Feel free to vote on the OSA facebook group. In the end I will perform a mix of the best 30 voted songs by you.
 

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Already finished battles (numbers in the Top column are the highest chart position):

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I don't do facebonk...my vote would be k klass rhythm is a mystery from above...but so ...soooo many tunes to choose from
 

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Round 1 has come to a conclusion. These are the tunes which made it into round 2:

1 808 State In Yer Face 2 Alison Limerick Where Love Lives 3 Altern8 Activ-8 (Come With Me) 4 Altern8 Infiltrate 202 5 Anticappella 2 SQRT 231 6 Bassheads Is There Anybody Out There 7 Bizarre Inc Such A Feeling 8 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives 9 Black Box Strike It Up 10 Cathy Dennis Everybody Move 11 Brothers In Rhythm Such A Good Feeling 12 C&C Music Factory Gonna Make You Sweat 13 Carl Cox I Want You Forever 14 Cola Boy Seven Ways To Love 15 Congress 40 Miles 16 Crystal Waters Gypsy Woman 17 KLF Justified And Ancient 18 Cubic 22 Night In Motion 19 Digital Orgasm Running Out Of Time 20 DJ H Feat Stefy Think About ... 21 DJH Feat. Stefy I Like It 22 Quadrophonia Wave Of The Future 23 East Side Beat Ride Like The Wind 24 Gary Clail Human Nature 25 Happy Mondays Loose Fit 26 Human Resource The Complete Dominator 27 Primal Scream Higher Than The Sun 28 Justified Ancients Of Mu-Mu It's Grim Up North 29 K-Klass Rhythm Is A Mystery 30 KLF 3 AM Eternal 31 KLF Last Train To Trancecentral 32 Kym Sims Too Blind To See It 33 Nomad (I Wanna Give You) Devotion 34 Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam Let The Beat Hit 'Em 35 Love Decade So Real 36 M People How Can I Love You More 37 Massive Unfinished Sympathy 38 Moby Go 39 N-Joi Anthem 40 N-Joi Adrenalin EP 41 Oceanic Insanity 42 Off-Shore I Can't Take The Power 43 Orbital Satan EP 44 James Sound 45 Quadrophonia Quadrophonia 46 Quartz It's Too Late 47 Cathy Dennis Just Another Dream 48 Heavy D & The Boyz Now That We Found Love 49 Rozalla Everybody's Free 50 Sabrina Johnston Peace 51 Saint Etienne Only Love Can Break Your Heart 52 Shades Of Rhythm Extacy 53 Shades Of Rhythm The Sound Of Eden 54 Shaft Roobarb & Custard 55 The Stone Roses I Wanna Be Adored 56 Silver Bullet Undercover Anarchist 57 SL2 DJ's Take Control 58 T99 Anasthasia 59 The Prodigy Charly 60 The Shamen Move Any Mountain 61 The Source You Got The Love 62 Utah Saints What Can You Do For Me? 63 Xpansions Move Your Body (Elevation) 64 Zoe Sunshine On A Rainy Day

I will do the draw very soon and then post the battles for Round 2.
 

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there were a few radio shows at the end of 1991 that done a review of the year




Thanks for posting these ;). I think nearly all tunes from the Pete Tong selection are in the polls. Stu Allen played more the underground stuff, which mostly did not make it into the Top 40 sales chart. The problem is always which tunes to select initially. If you consider from everything this might be a biased selection. Thus, I decided to use an objective criteria by including only tunes which make it into the top 40 sales chart.

First 8 battles of round 2 are now active on the OSA facebook page:

Bizarre IncSuch A Feelingvs.Alison LimerickWhere Love Lives
OceanicInsanityvs.Nomad(I Wanna Give You) Devotion
Brothers In RhythmSuch A Good Feelingvs.Saint EtienneOnly Love Can Break Your Heart
Sabrina JohnstonPeacevs.Carl CoxI Want You Forever
ShaftRoobarb & Custardvs.DJ H Feat StefyThink About ...
Digital OrgasmRunning Out Of Timevs.Off-ShoreI Can't Take The Power
East Side BeatRide Like The Windvs.N-JoiAnthem
Utah SaintsWhat Can You Do For Me?vs.Cathy DennisJust Another Dream
 

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Off-Shore & Nomad were 1990
Yep thats what I thought, but I think thats when they hit the charts.
TBH though the charts were a total fix, linked to the gallup machine, I used to be in a record shop and the rep would say to the gals punch that in 3 times each time you sell one;)
 
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First 8 battles of round 2 came to a conclusion:

ArtistTitleArtistTitleResult
Bizarre IncSuch A FeelingAlison LimerickWhere Love Lives69 - 31
OceanicInsanityNomad(I Wanna Give You) Devotion53 - 47
Brothers In RhythmSuch A Good FeelingSaint EtienneOnly Love Can Break Your Heart76 - 24
Sabrina JohnstonPeaceCarl CoxI Want You Forever33 - 67
ShaftRoobarb & CustardDJ H Feat StefyThink About ...33 - 67
Digital OrgasmRunning Out Of TimeOff-ShoreI Can't Take The Power55 - 45
East Side BeatRide Like The WindN-JoiAnthem5 - 95
Utah SaintsWhat Can You Do For Me?Cathy DennisJust Another Dream88 - 12

Currently running battles on the OSA facebook page:

RozallaEverybody's Freevs.DJH Feat. StefyI Like It
Justified Ancients Of Mu-MuIt's Grim Up Northvs.Shades Of RhythmThe Sound Of Eden
JamesSoundvs.XpansionsMove Your Body (Elevation)
QuadrophoniaWave Of The Futurevs.C&C Music FactoryGonna Make You Sweat
Bizarre IncPlaying With Knivesvs.KLFLast Train To Trancecentral
Lisa Lisa & The Cult JamLet The Beat Hit 'Emvs.M PeopleHow Can I Love You More
Altern8Activ-8 (Come With Me)vs.KLF3 AM Eternal
QuadrophoniaQuadrophoniavs.OrbitalSatan EP
 

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16 further battles of round 2 concluded:

RozallaEverybody's FreeDJH Feat. StefyI Like It20 - 80
Justified Ancients Of Mu-MuIt's Grim Up NorthShades Of RhythmThe Sound Of Eden8 - 92
JamesSoundXpansionsMove Your Body (Elevation)0 - 100
QuadrophoniaWave Of The FutureC&C Music FactoryGonna Make You Sweat37 - 63
Bizarre IncPlaying With KnivesKLFLast Train To Trancecentral88 - 12
Lisa Lisa & The Cult JamLet The Beat Hit 'EmM PeopleHow Can I Love You More65 - 35
Altern8Activ-8 (Come With Me)KLF3 AM Eternal64 - 36
QuadrophoniaQuadrophoniaOrbitalSatan EP64 - 36
Heavy D & The BoyzNow That We Found LoveCongress40 Miles3 - 97
MobyGoKym SimsToo Blind To See It54 - 46
Cubic 22Night In MotionAnticappella2 SQRT 23165 - 35
SL2DJ's Take ControlZoeSunshine On A Rainy Day70 - 30
The SourceYou Got The Love808 StateIn Yer Face44 - 56
Love DecadeSo RealSilver BulletUndercover Anarchist96 - 4
BassheadsIs There Anybody Out ThereCathy DennisEverybody Move97 - 3
Happy MondaysLoose FitBlack BoxStrike It Up76 - 24

The final 8 battles of round 2 will start in a second on the OSA facebook page:

N-JoiAdrenalin EPThe ShamenMove Any Mountain
T99AnasthasiaHuman ResourceDominator
KLFJustified And AncientShades Of RhythmExtacy
K-KlassRhythm Is A MysteryPrimal ScreamHigher Than The Sun
Crystal WatersGypsy WomanThe Stone RosesI Wanna Be Adored
Altern8Infiltrate 202QuartzIt's Too Late
Cola BoySeven Ways To LoveGary ClailHuman Nature
The ProdigyCharlyMassiveUnfinished Sympathy
 

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On Facebook I want to find out together with you the best commercially succesful songs of 1991. With commercially succesful I mean the song should at least reach the Top 40 of the official UK charts. I pre-selected 128 songs from 1991 including all dance anthems, some hip-hop/soul and some guitar rave. In the first round there will be 64 battles, which I randomly created. The winners will go further to the second round. First 32 battles of round 1 are already finished. Currently 16 battles are active. Feel free to vote on the OSA facebook group. In the end I will perform a mix of the best 30 voted songs by you.
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Last battles of round 2 came to a conclusion:

N-JoiAdrenalin EPThe ShamenMove Any Mountain73 - 27
T99AnasthasiaHuman ResourceDominator54 - 46
KLFJustified And AncientShades Of RhythmExtacy0 - 100
K-KlassRhythm Is A MysteryPrimal ScreamHigher Than The Sun96 - 4
Crystal WatersGypsy WomanThe Stone RosesI Wanna Be Adored25 - 75
Altern8Infiltrate 202QuartzIt's Too Late84 - 16
Cola BoySeven Ways To LoveGary ClailHuman Nature84 - 16
The ProdigyCharlyMassiveUnfinished Sympathy49 - 51

Up next is the placement round to determine places 33 to 40.
 

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Placement Round to determine places 33 - 40. Only the 8 group winners will go through and than battle against each other for the exact position.

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The ProdigyCharly
Anticappella2 SQRT 231
Gary ClailHuman Nature
KLFJustified And Ancient
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Nomad(I Wanna Give You) Devotion
Sabrina JohnstonPeace
QuartzIt's Too Late
JamesSound
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Kym SimsToo Blind To See It
ShaftRoobarb & Custard
RozallaEverybody's Free
Cathy DennisEverybody Move
D
Human ResourceDominator
Alison LimerickWhere Love Lives
Crystal WatersGypsy Woman
Heavy D & The BoyzNow That We Found Love
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Off-ShoreI Can't Take The Power
Black BoxStrike It Up
Cathy DennisJust Another Dream
Primal ScreamHigher Than The Sun
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The SourceYou Got The Love
ZoeSunshine On A Rainy Day
KLFLast Train To Trancecentral
Silver BulletUndercover Anarchist
G
QuadrophoniaWave Of The Future
The ShamenMove Any Mountain
M PeopleHow Can I Love You More
East Side BeatRide Like The Wind
H
KLF3 AM Eternal
OrbitalSatan EP
Saint EtienneOnly Love Can Break Your Heart
Justified Ancients Of Mu-MuIt's Grim Up North
 

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Phase 1 of the placement round for places 33 - 40 has finished. These are the results:

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The ProdigyCharly49
Anticappella2 SQRT 23143
Gary ClailHuman Nature0
KLFJustified And Ancient7
B
Nomad(I Wanna Give You) Devotion66
Sabrina JohnstonPeace26
QuartzIt's Too Late8
JamesSound0
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Kym SimsToo Blind To See It45
ShaftRoobarb & Custard14
RozallaEverybody's Free37
Cathy DennisEverybody Move4
D
Human ResourceDominator32
Alison LimerickWhere Love Lives62
Crystal WatersGypsy Woman6
Heavy D & The BoyzNow That We Found Love0
E
Off-ShoreI Can't Take The Power51
Black BoxStrike It Up17
Cathy DennisJust Another Dream9
Primal ScreamHigher Than The Sun23
F
The SourceYou Got The Love84
ZoeSunshine On A Rainy Day6
KLFLast Train To Trancecentral6
Silver BulletUndercover Anarchist4
G
QuadrophoniaWave Of The Future10
The ShamenMove Any Mountain60
M PeopleHow Can I Love You More18
East Side BeatRide Like The Wind12
H
KLF3 AM Eternal11
OrbitalSatan EP31
Saint EtienneOnly Love Can Break Your Heart51
Justified Ancients Of Mu-MuIt's Grim Up North7


Now it's time to fix the exact position of the 8 winners. The following poll is currently running on the OSA facebook page:

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Positional round has come to a conclusion. These are place 33 - 40:

33The Prodigy - Charly
34Alison Limerick - Where Love Lives
35Kym Sims - Too Blind To See It
36The Source - You Got The Love
37Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart
38The Shamen - Move Any Mountain
39Nomad - (I Wanna Give You) Devotion
40Off-Shore - I Can't Take The Power

Meanwhile, the first 8 battles of round 3 has just started on the OSA facebook page:

MobyGovs.Cola BoySeven Ways To Love
Cubic 22Night In Motionvs.N-JoiAdrenalin EP
DJH Feat. StefyI Like Itvs.K-KlassRhythm Is A Mystery
Carl CoxI Want You Forevervs.Brothers In RhythmSuch A Good Feeling
MassiveUnfinished Sympathyvs.Utah SaintsWhat Can You Do For Me?
Shades Of RhythmThe Sound Of Edenvs.Lisa Lisa & The Cult JamLet The Beat Hit 'Em
Altern8Activ-8 (Come With Me)vs.QuadrophoniaQuadrophonia
Happy MondaysLoose Fitvs.Digital OrgasmRunning Out Of Time
 

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First 8 battles of round 3 are concluded:

MobyGovs.Cola BoySeven Ways To Love75 - 25
Cubic 22Night In Motionvs.N-JoiAdrenalin EP60 - 40
DJH Feat. StefyI Like Itvs.K-KlassRhythm Is A Mystery28 - 72
Carl CoxI Want You Forevervs.Brothers In RhythmSuch A Good Feeling34 - 66
MassiveUnfinished Sympathyvs.Utah SaintsWhat Can You Do For Me?79 - 21
Shades Of RhythmThe Sound Of Edenvs.Lisa Lisa & The Cult JamLet The Beat Hit 'Em84 - 16
Altern8Activ-8 (Come With Me)vs.QuadrophoniaQuadrophonia69 - 31
Happy MondaysLoose Fitvs.Digital OrgasmRunning Out Of Time27 - 73

Second bunch of round-3 battles will be posted this evening.