Part 4 counted down from number 44 – number 27.
27 “Torn” Natalie Imbruglia 982,000 1997 2
Imbruglia received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, for Torn, losing to Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On”
28 “Wonderwall” Oasis 966,000 1995 2
“Wonderwall” reached the top ten on 13 charts, including topping charts in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. The single was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry and certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The song’s title was appropriated from Wonderwall, a 1968 film whose soundtrack (Wonderwall Music) was provided by George Harrison.
29 “Back For Good” Take That 959,000 1995 1
“Back for Good” is a song written by Gary Barlow. It was released in 1995 as the second single from the band’s third studio album, Nobody Else and achieved great success in many countries, including Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Spain and the UK where it topped the charts. The song went on to reach number one in over 31 countries
30 “Say You’ll Be There” Spice Girls 930,000 1996 1
Became their second number-one single in the United Kingdom, and was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).
31 “Stay Another Day” East 17 910,000 1994 1
“Stay Another Day” is a 1994 pop song recorded by British boy band East 17. It was released in late 1994 and became their first and only UK number-one single reaching Christmas number one, and also topped the charts in Sweden, Ireland and Denmark.
32 “The Millennium Prayer” Cliff Richard 895,000 1999 1
“Millennium Prayer” was released by an independent record label, Papillon Records, after Richard’s own label EMI refused to release it. Proceeds of the single went to aid charity Children’s Promise. It was panned by the critics and many radio stations refused to play it. The song was beaten to the British Christmas number-one single for 1999 by Westlife, having been number one for the two preceding weeks. It was also Richard’s fourteenth #1 hit, and the third highest-selling single of his career.
33 “Men In Black” Will Smith 883,000 1997 1
A song by Will Smith from the movie Men in Black, in which he also starred. The song won Will Smith a Grammy in 1998 for Best Rap Solo Performance, and reached number one on charts in Australia, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.
34 “Mambo No. 5” Lou Bega 880,000 1999 1
“Mambo No. 5” is a mambo and jive dance song originally recorded and composed by Cuban Pérez Prado in 1949. The song’s popularity was renewed by Lou Bega’s sampling of the original, released under the same name on Bega’s 1999 debut album A Little Bit of Mambo.
35 “Missing (Todd Terry Remix) Everything But The Girl 870,000 1995 3
Became a worldwide success, matching Everything But the Girl’s UK best chart score of number three in November 1995
36 “Chocolate Salty Balls (P.S I Love You)” Chef 850,900 1998 1
A 1998 song from the animated comedy TV series South Park, performed by the character Chef. The song’s vocals were performed by Isaac Hayes, the voice actor for Chef. It reached No. 1 in the United Kingdom
37 “C’est la Vie” B*Witched 850,500 1998 1
The debut single by Irish girl group B*Witched, from their first album B*Witched. The single reached number one in Ireland and the United Kingdom in May 1998, as well as the top ten in numerous other countries
38 “Unchained Melody” Righteous Brothers 840,000 1990 1
This song was produced by Phil Spector in 1965, credited to The Righteous Brothers, but performed as a solo by Bobby Hatfield. “Unchained Melody” reappeared on the charts in 1990 after The Righteous Brothers’ recording was used in the box office blockbuster film Ghost. It reached #1, becoming the UK’s top selling single of 1990
39 “Return Of The Mack” Mark Morrison 837,000 1996 1
Written and recorded by Mark Morrison. It was released in England in March 1996 and reached the number one on the UK Singles Chart.
40 “Don’t Speak” No Doubt 834,000 1997 1
Released in 1996 as the third single from the band’s third studio album, Tragic Kingdom. Vocalist Gwen Stefani wrote the song about her bandmate and ex-boyfriend Tony Kanal shortly after he ended their seven-year relationship together
41 “Goodbye” Spice Girls 833,500 1998 1
Originally written as a tribute to the people who died in the Dunblane school massacre, the song was re-written and all contributions from Geri Halliwell removed after her departure from the group.
42 “Angels” Robbie Williams 828,000 1997 4
Became the singer’s biggest selling single and has been voted the best song of the past 25 years at the BRIT Awards
43 “Spice Up Your Life Spice Girls 800,000 1997 1
Despite a lukewarm reception from music critics, it was a commercial success. It topped the UK Singles Chart on 19 October 1997 for one week, becoming the group’s fifth consecutive chart-topper.
44 “9PM (Till I Come)” ATB 790,000 1999 1
Entered at number one in the United Kingdom for the week ending July 3, 1999 and stayed there for a fortnight.
3@3 featured 3 tracks from the no. 2 selling album of the 1990’s – Stars.
Stars is the fourth album by British pop/soul/jazz band Simply Red, released in September 1991. Five singles were released from the album including the UK top ten hits “Stars” and “For Your Babies”. Domestically it was a huge hit, becoming the best selling album in the UK for both 1991 and 1992 and according to the BPI certification of 12 times platinum, the joint 6th highest selling album of all time in the UK The album has sold over 11 million copies to date and is the second best selling album of the 90s in the UK. We heard – Something’s got me Started/Stars/Wonderland