Friday 17 November 2017

This week in 1989

1 Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney

2 Belfast Child Simple Minds

3 Love Changes Everything Michael Ball

4 The Living Years Mike and the Mechanics

5 Love Train Holly Johnson

6 My Perogative Bobby Brown

7 You Got It Roy Orbison

8 Last of the Famous International Playboys Morrissey

9 Fine Time Yazz

10 Wait Robert Howard and Kym Mazelle

It's hard to believe that the late, great Gene Pitney's only number one was his duet with Marc Almond. The Soft Cell singer was only nine years of age when Pitney first released 'Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart' in 1967. That single was a No. 5 hit in the UK but didn't even break into the top 100 in the singer's native U.S. Almond recorded the song himself for 1988 solo album 'The Stars We Are' but his duet with original singer Pitney was the better choice for release. It was the last chart hit for Gene Pitney who died in Cardiff in 2006, aged 66, of a heart attack while touring the UK.

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