Thursday 18 January 2018

This week in 1991

1 The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) Cher

2 Last Train To Trancentral KLF feat The Children of the Revolution

3 Gypsy Woman La Da Dee Crystal Waters

4 Sailing On The Seven Seas Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

5 Touch Me (All Night Long) Cathy Dennis

6 Promise Me Beverly Craven

7 Senza Una Donna (Without A Woman) Zuccero feat Paul Young

8 There's No Other Way Blur

9 Get The Message Electronic

10 Tainted Love Soft Cell feat Marc Almond

The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) was originally recorded by American singer Merry Clayton in 1963, having been rejected by hit girl group The Shirelles. A year later, soul singer Betty Everett scored a hit with the song, reaching number six in the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. It first become a hit this side of the Atlantic via Linda Lewis whose disco version reached No. 6 in the UK (and 9 in Ireland), but - almost three decades after it was written by Rudy Clark (who also wrote George Harrison's 'Got My Mind Set On You') - The Shoop Shoop Song finally made No.1 in the UK and Ireland, and other countries around the world, as a single for Cher (above) from the soundtrack to the film 'Mermaids'. It was Cher's first solo number one in the UK.

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