Those of you who have any interset in this series might recall that the indie charts in May 1988 were topped by an act which made a living out of sampling. Three months on, they reached the pinnacle again, but this one is much trickier to recall in comparion to ‘Theme…’ :-
1 August 1988 : S’Express – Superfly Guy
Ten years on and a cover of a Womack and Womack song was #1 in the indie charts.
1 August 1998 : Lovestation – Teardrops
I’d never heard this till a few minutes ago. It came out on a specialist dance label – Fresh Records. I include it under duress as it’s quite ghastly.
1 August 2008 : mp3 : Dizzee Rascal and Calvin Harris – Dance Wiv Me
It was the middle of a seven week stay at the top of the chart….which means it will be featuing again next month…..except that I’m now killing the series. It’s been a long time coming but this, the least ‘indie’ of the near 2,000 posts on this blog, has delivered the fatal blow.