Wednesday 24 January 2018

This week in 1988

1 With A Little Help From My Friends/She's Leaving Home Wet Wet Wet/Billy Bragg with Cara Tivey

2 Perfect Fairground Attraction

3 Anfield Rap (Red Machine In Full Effect) Liverpool FC

4 Got To Be Certain Kylie Minogue

5 Blue Order 1988 New Order

6 Loadsamoney (Doin' Up The House) Harry Enfield

7 Theme From S-Express S-Express

8 Divine Emotions Narada

9 I Want You Back Bananarama

10 Mary's Prayer 1988 Danny Wilson

The double-A sided single featuring Wet Wet Wet's version of The Beatles' 'With A Little Help From My Friends', coupled with Bill Bragg and Cara Tivey's interpretation of 'She's Leaving Home', was the only single release from the album 'Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father'. This 1988 compilation from NME featured new versions of all the tracks on The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' from a variety of artists and was released to both raise funds for Childline and mark the 21st anniversary of a Beatles album that is regarded as one of the landmark recordings of the 1960s. Wet Wet Wet's 'With A Little Help…' was not the only cover of the Beatles classic to make number one. The late Joe Cocker's version , which soared to the top of the charts in 1968, is regarded as one of the best cover songs of all time.

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