Monday, 8 January 2018

Number 2 Hits On The Australian Charts - The 90s part 2

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In theory, if a number 1 song is the very best music has to offer, then a number 2 is almost perfection. But as we all know, not every chart-topper is great (cough "Achy Breaky Heart" cough) and so it goes to follow that not every runner-up approaches greatness - a fact borne out by this list of songs that reached number 2 on the ARIA chart.

They came close - twice! - but Backstreet Boys just couldn't get to number 1 in the '90s

Indeed, in many cases we should think ourselves lucky these singles didn't make it to the top and, on a good number of occasions, take a second to ponder what we were collectively thinking. And if you insist on being a glass half full type of person, there are some great tracks coming up as well.



1995
"Pure Massacre" by Silverchair
Date reached number 2: January 29, 1995
Weeks at number 2: Two
Kept off number 1 by: "Zombie" by The Cranberries
Funny thing karma. We saw Bon Jovi pay for their singer's number 1-hogging run with "Blaze Of Glory" at the end of Part 1. And now Silverchair, who'd prevented "Always" reaching the summit for six weeks, had to make do with the number 2 spot for their second single.




"Here Comes The Hotstepper" by Ini Kamoze
Date reached number 2: February 19, 1995
Weeks at number 2: Two
Kept off number 1 by: "Another Night" by MC Sar & The Real McCoy
Packed with naggingly catchy hooks and vaguely familiar samples, this breakthrough hit from reggae performer Ini Kamoze featured in the Robert Altman film Prêt-à-Porter.
Read more about "Here Comes The Hotstepper" here




"Total Eclipse Of The Heart" by Nicki French
Date reached number 2: April 2, 1995
Weeks at number 2: Four (non-consecutive)
Kept off number 1 by: "Here's Johnny" by Hocus Pocus
The Bonnie Tyler original had ruled the roost for six weeks in 1983, and this hi-NRG revamp produced by Stock & Aitken came agonisingly close to doing the same for future Eurovision entrant Nicki French.
Read more about "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" here




"Think Twice" by Celine Dion
Date reached number 2: April 23, 1995
Weeks at number 2: Two (non-consecutive)
Kept off number 1 by: "Here's Johnny" by Hocus Pocus for one week and "Back For Good" by Take That for one week
No stranger to the number 1 slot (including with this ballad in the UK), Celine Dion took exactly half a year to reach number 2 with "Think Twice" in Australia.




"Scream" by Michael Jackson / Janet Jackson
Date reached number 2: June 11, 1995
Weeks at number 2: One
Kept off number 1 by: "Mouth" by Merril Bainbridge
One of the biggest musical events of the decade, this collaboration between the famous siblings promoted Michael Jackson's HIStory collection. "Scream" was also notable for its ridiculous expensive music video and having the then-highest debut in US chart history.




"Excalibur" by F.C.B.
Date reached number 2: August 20, 1995
Weeks at number 2: Three
Kept off number 1 by: "Insensitive" by Jann Arden for one week and "Kiss From A Rose" by Seal for two weeks
Australia went nuts for techno in 1995, with this single, which laid Orff's "O Fortuna" over a club-friendly track, nearly matching the chart-topping performance of "Here's Johnny" by Hocus Pocus.
Read more about "Excalibur" here




"Alice, Who The F*** Is Alice?" by The Steppers
Date reached number 2: September 10, 1995
Weeks at number 2: Two
Kept off number 1 by: "Kiss From A Rose" by Seal
What the f*** even was this? Testing the assumption that just about anything could be turned into a hideous dance track, The Steppers took their profanity-ridden lead from Gompie with yet another remake of the song made famous by Smokie in 1976.
Read more about "Alice, Who The F*** Is Alice?" here




"Where The Wild Roses Grow" by Nick Cave / Kylie Minogue
Date reached number 2: October 15, 1995
Weeks at number 2: One
Kept off number 1 by: "Stayin' Alive" by N-Trance featuring Ricardo Da Force
As well as giving Nick Cave easily the biggest hit of his career, this duet from his Murder Ballads album continued the transformation of Kylie Minogue from derided pop princess into national treasure.




"Let's Groove" by CDB
Date reached number 2: November 26, 1995
Weeks at number 2: Six (non-consecutive)
Kept off number 1 by: "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio featuring LV
Australia finally caught on to the boy band craze in the mid-'90s with this remake of the Earth Wind & Fire tune unfortunate to have been released at the same time as Coolio's chart-topping behemoth. 




Merkin Ball by Pearl Jam
Date reached number 2: December 17, 1995
Weeks at number 2: One
Kept off number 1 by: "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio featuring LV
Coolio also saw off a challenge by grunge favourites Pearl Jam and this two-track EP, which was recorded with Neil Young for his album Mirror Ball, but, for contractual reasons, was not able to be included on his release.




1996
"Boom Boom Boom" by The Outhere Brothers
Date reached number 2: January 14, 1996
Weeks at number 2: One
Kept off number 1 by: "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio featuring LV
It might have been a new year, but the story at the top of the chart was the same as "Gangsta's Paradise" had enough momentum to stop this crowd participation hip-house tune in its tracks.




"One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey / Boyz II Men
Date reached number 2: January 21, 1996
Weeks at number 2: Two
Kept off number 1 by: "Jesus To A Child" by George Michael
In the US, this musical shouting match between the world's top over-singers became the longest-running number 1 single of all time - a record it retains (but now shares with "Despacito"). Thank goodness for George Michael's long-awaited comeback, hey?




"Be My Lover" by La Bouche
Date reached number 2: February 4, 1996
Weeks at number 2: One
Kept off number 1 by: "Boombastic" by Shaggy
A song I always incorrectly remember as a chart-topper, "Be My Lover" kicked off a handful of rapid-fire hits from German-based duo La Bouche before they disappeared from the top 50 just as quickly - the Eurodance norm.




"Missing" by Everything But The Girl
Date reached number 2: March 17, 1996
Weeks at number 2: Six
Kept off number 1 by: "One Of Us" by Joan Osborne for four weeks and How Bizarre by OMC for two weeks
Not only did this persistent runner-up give the British duo a long-awaited smash, but thanks to the popularity of Todd Terry's remix, it provoked a musical change of direction for Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt.




"Father And Son" by Boyzone
Date reached number 2: April 28, 1996
Weeks at number 2: One
Kept off number 1 by: How Bizarre by OMC
One of countless (OK, 17) top 5 hits the Irish boy band had in the UK, this was also one of their many successful cover versions. Main singer Ronan Keating would later re-record "Father And Son" with its original performer, Cat Stevens, who at that point was known professionally as Yusuf Islam.




"X-Files Theme" by Triple X
Date reached number 2: June 9, 1996
Weeks at number 2: One
Kept off number 1 by: "Fastlove" by George Michael
More gratuitous dance music now with one of two beat-driven revisions of the sci-fi series theme released in 1996. Once again, George Michael proved he was that year's MVP by keeping this from the top.
Read more about "X-FIles Theme" here




"Nobody Knows" by The Tony Rich Project
Date reached number 2: June 16, 1996
Weeks at number 2: One
Kept off number 1 by: "Fastlove" by George Michael
Songwriters that try to make it as artists in their own right have mixed fortunes - for every Julia Michaels, there's an Ester Dean. Tony Rich briefly fell in to the former category with this R&B ballad. 
Read more about "Nobody Knows" here




"Theme From Mission: Impossible" by Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen
Date reached number 2: July 14, 1996
Weeks at number 2: Three
Kept off number 1 by: "Killing Me Softly" by Fugees
It's kind of unfair to call either of these guys one-hit wonders, but this reworking of the TV series theme tune for the first big screen adaptation is the only chart single by either U2 member under their own names.
Read more about "Theme From Mission: Impossiblehere




"Return Of The Mack" by Mark Morrison
Date reached number 2: August 25, 1996
Weeks at number 2: Two
Kept off number 1 by: "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion for one week and "Macarena" by Los Del Rio for one week
Not so much a return as a debut ARIA chart appearance for the German-born, British-based singer. A worldwide smash, "Return Of The Mack" sampled a number of songs, most noticeably "Games" by Chuckii Booker.




"Macarena" by Los Del Mar
Date reached number 2: September 8, 1996
Weeks at number 2: Three
Kept off number 1 by: "Macarena" by Los Del Rio
For three weeks, the top two positions on the ARIA chart were taken up by versions of dance craze single "Macarena" thanks to this cover by Spanish duo Los Del Mar charting concurrently with the Los Del Rio original.
Read more about "Macarena" here




"Hero Of The Day" by Metallica
Date reached number 2: September 29, 1996
Weeks at number 2: One
Kept off number 1 by: "Macarena" by Los Del Rio
The third of five singles held off the top of the chart by the unstoppable "Macarena" was this second single from Metallica's Load, which followed the band's first ever number 1 hit in Australia, "Until It Sleeps".




"You're Making Me High" by Toni Braxton
Date reached number 2: October 6, 1996
Weeks at number 2: Two
Kept off number 1 by: "Macarena" by Los Del Rio
We saw her in Part 1 with "Breathe Again", and two years later, Toni Braxton got her groove on with this much-sampled and remade jam. "You're Making Me High" was also her first of two consecutive US chart-toppers.




"I Love You Always Foever" by Donna Lewis
Date reached number 2: October 20, 1996
Weeks at number 2: Three
Kept off number 1 by: "Macarena" by Los Del Rio for two weeks and "Wannabe" by Spice Girls for one week
Think it's unlucky to spend three weeks at number 2? How about nine? That's how many weeks this sole hit by Welsh songbird Donna Lewis was stuck in second spot behind - what else? - "Macarena" in the US.
Read more about "I Love You Always Forever" here




"What's Love Got To Do With It" by Warren G featuring Adina Howard
Date reached number 2: November 10, 1996
Weeks at number 2: Five (non-consecutive)
Kept off number 1 by: "Wannabe" by Spice Girls
Tina Turner's comeback went into overdrive when her original version climbed to number 1 in 1984, but Warren G couldn't budge the might of girl power to do the same with his revision from the Jackie Chan movie Supercop.




"Where Do You Go" by No Mercy
Date reached number 2: December 8, 1996
Weeks at number 2: Two (non-consecutive)
Kept off number 1 by: "Wannabe" by Spice Girls
The first of two number 2s for No Mercy, who also fell foul of Sporty, Scary, Posh, Baby and Ginger. The German trio's debut single had been a remake of Everything But The Girl's "Missing", while "Where Do You Go" had been originally recorded by La Bouche but not released by them as a single.




1997
"Break My Stride" by Unique II
Date reached number 2: January 19, 1997
Weeks at number 2: Three
Kept off number 1 by: "To The Moon And Back" by Savage Garden for one week and "Freak" by Silverchair for two weeks
Another cover version, this time of the 1983 hit that peaked four places lower for Matthew Wilder, who in 1997 was basking in his success as the producer of No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom.
Read more about "Break My Stride" here




"I Finally Found Someone" by Barbra Streisand / Bryan Adams
Date reached number 2: February 9, 1997
Weeks at number 2: Five
Kept off number 1 by: "Don't Speak" by No Doubt
Speaking of No Doubt, they held off this assault by former chart-toppers Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams. The ballad was taken from The Mirror Has Two Faces, which Babs starred in and directed. 




"Breathe" by The Prodigy
Date reached number 2: March 16, 1997
Weeks at number 2: One
Kept off number 1 by: "Don't Speak" by No Doubt
"Firestarter" had got Australia excited about big beat act The Prodigy, but we really went ballistic over follow-up "Breathe", which spent its first 24 weeks on the chart inside the top 10.




"Last Night" by Az Yet
Date reached number 2: March 23, 1997
Weeks at number 2: Four
Kept off number 1 by: "Don't Speak" by No Doubt for one week and "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden for three weeks
I much preferred their Chicago cover, but it was this Babyface co-written and co-produced quiet storm number that was the bigger hit in Australia. "Last Night" also featured in The Nutty Professor.




"2 Become 1" by Spice Girls
Date reached number 2: May 4, 1997
Weeks at number 2: Two
Kept off number 1 by: "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden
"Say You'll Be There" had reached a relatively disappointing number 12, but it was back near the top of the chart for Spice Girls' first ballad single (and first UK Christmas number 1). As big as the girl group was, Savage Garden were bigger. 




"Your Woman" by White Town
Date reached number 2: May 18, 1997
Weeks at number 2: Two
Kept off number 1 by: "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden
Featuring that distinctive 1930s trumpet hook (taken from "My Woman" by Al Bowlly) and echoey vocal, this one and only hit by the band otherwise known as Jyoti Mishra sounded like nothing else all decade. 
Read more about "Your Woman" here




"When I Die" by No Mercy
Date reached number 2: June 15, 1997
Weeks at number 2: Five
Kept off number 1 by: "MMMBop" by Hanson
Yet another remake now for No Mercy, "When I Die" had first been recorded by The Real Milli Vanilli (i.e. the attempt to salvage the band after Rob and Fab were exposed). The cover isn't that surprising when you consider No Mercy were formed by Frank Farian, the mastermind behind the lip syncing duo and Boney M.




"Burn" by Tina Arena
Date reached number 2: July 20, 1997
Weeks at number 2: One
Kept off number 1 by: "MMMBop" by Hanson
Expectations were high for Tina Arena's follow-up to the juggernaut that was Don't Ask, and she delivered with this lead single from In Deep, which remains her biggest hit to date.




"Bitch" by Meredith Brooks
Date reached number 2: July 27, 1997
Weeks at number 2: One
Kept off number 1 by: "MMMBop" by Hanson
One of the slew of post-Jagged Little Pill hits by feisty female artists with guitars, "Bitch" might not have reached number 1, but parody response song "Bloke" by Chris Franklin did.
Read more about "Bitch" here




"Where's The Love" by Hanson
Date reached number 2: August 17, 1997
Weeks at number 2: Three
Kept off number 1 by: "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112
No doubt, lazy programmers and compilers refer to them now as one-hit wonders, but teen (and pre-teen) trio Hanson nearly topped the chart with two singles other than "MMMBop". Here's the first.




"I Will Come To You" by Hanson
Date reached number 2: December 14, 1997
Weeks at number 2: One
Kept off number 1 by: "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba
And here's the other near miss, which reduced the tempo after the peppy "Where's The Love". Three top 2 hits in six months? Not a bad way to make a first impression.




1998
"As Long As You Love Me" by Backstreet Boys
Date reached number 2: January 18, 1998
Weeks at number 2: Five
Kept off number 1 by: "Doctor Jones" by Aqua for three weeks and "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion for two weeks
Proof "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" had been no one-off, Backstreet Boy solidified their status as Australia's favourite boy band (for the time being) with this sentimental mid-tempo tune.




"Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia
Date reached number 2: March 1, 1998
Weeks at number 2: One
Kept off number 1 by: "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
It'd been a while since a Neighbours star had launched a spin-off music career, and Natalie Imbruglia did it in style, with her cover of a tune that'd already been recorded three times since 1993 becoming a worldwide mega-hit for her.




"Fuel" by Metallica
Date reached number 2: June 28, 1998
Weeks at number 2: One
Kept off number 1 by: "The Cup Of Life / Maria" by Ricky Martin
Metallica make another appearance, this time with a single from Reload. Bigger than the two tracks already lifted from the album, "Fuel" was the last time the heavy metal band saw the inside of the ARIA top 10.




"Ghetto Superstar" by Pras featuring ODB and introducing Mya
Date reached number 2: August 9, 1998
Weeks at number 2: Two
Kept off number 1 by: "Iris" by The Goo Goo Dolls
Like Warren G's "What's Love Got To Do With It", Fugees member Pras Michél bastardised an '80s chart-topper - Kenny and Dolly's "Islands In The Stream" - and had to settle for the number 2 spot.




"When The Lights Go Out" by Five
Date reached number 2: August 30, 1998
Weeks at number 2: One
Kept off number 1 by: "Iris" by The Goo Goo Dolls
The boy band unimaginatively (and eventually inaccurately) named Five gave Backstreet Boys a run for their teenage fanbase's pocket money. With this second single, they also commenced a run of nine straight top 20 hits (all but one of which made the top 10).




"Viva Forever" by Spice Girls
Date reached number 2: September 20, 1998
Weeks at number 2: Two
Kept off number 1 by: "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" by Aerosmith
The departure of Geri Halliwell from the group in May 1998 no doubt provided the publicity this fourth single from Spice World needed to become the album's biggest hit.




"Redundant / Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)" by Green Day
Date reached number 2: October 4, 1998
Weeks at number 2: Five
Kept off number 1 by: "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" by Aerosmith
Independently, these two singles from Nimrod had both peaked much further down the chart. Re-released as a double A-side, they became the biggest single of Green Day's career up until that point.




"From This Moment On" by Shania Twain
Date reached number 2: November 8, 1998
Weeks at number 2: One
Kept off number 1 by: "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" by Aerosmith
Shania Twain has never been bigger than she was in 1998-99. The follow-up to chart-topper "You're Still The One", "From This Moment On" had started life as a duet with fellow country singer Bryan White, but it was a re-recorded solo version that became a hit.




1999
"That Don't Impress Me Much" by Shania Twain
Date reached number 2: March 7, 1999
Weeks at number 2: Seven
Kept off number 1 by: "...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears
And here she is again, with the third of four consecutive top 5 hits. With her leopard print outfit in the video and namechecking of Brad Pitt in the lyrics, Shania ironically went from popular singer to pop culture phenomenon with "That Don't Impress Me Much". 




"Why Don't You Get A Job?" by The Offspring
Date reached number 2: April 25, 1999
Weeks at number 2: Two
Kept off number 1 by: "...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears for one week and "No Scrubs" by TLC for one week
Racking up back-to-back top 10 hits for the first time since 1994-95, The Offspring followed "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)" with another comment on suburban American life.




"We Like To Party! (The Vengabus)" by Vengaboys
Date reached number 2: May 9, 1999
Weeks at number 2: Four
Kept off number 1 by: "No Scrubs" by TLC
I have a like-hate relationship with Vengaboys. Songs like this grate on my nerves (see also: "Shalala Lala", "We're Going To Ibiza"), while we'll come across an example of one of their songs I enjoy shortly...




"I Want It That Way" by Backstreet Boys
Date reached number 2: June 6, 1999
Weeks at number 2: One
Kept off number 1 by: "No Scrubs" by TLC
Criminally, BSB's finest moment didn't give them their first number 1 in Australia - they'd have to wait until 2005 for that - but it did provide ample scope for parody.




"Sometimes" by Britney Spears
Date reached number 2: July 25, 1999
Weeks at number 2: One
Kept off number 1 by: "If You Had My Love" by Jennifer Lopez
"...Baby One More Time" would end up as the second-biggest single of the year in Australia, while Britney Spears' second single played second fiddle to another new female superstar-in-the-making.




"Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" by Vengaboys
Date reached number 2: August 22, 1999
Weeks at number 2: One
Kept off number 1 by: "Last Kiss" by Pearl Jam
I'm amazed this Dutch quartet actually managed two number 2 singles locally, but at least one of them was this serving of Eurodance cheese.




"If Ya Getin' Down" by Five
Date reached number 2: August 29, 1999
Weeks at number 2: Three
Kept off number 1 by: "Last Kiss" by Pearl Jam
Their second album was called Invincible, but this "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life"-sampling track didn't live up to that title, unable to overcome the might of a brand new Pearl Jam single.




"Genie In A Bottle" by Christina Aguilera
Date reached number 2: October 3, 1999
Weeks at number 2: Four
Kept off number 1 by: "Mambo No. 5" by Lou Bega
With Britney a bona fide pop sensation, the floodgates were opened for every other teen blonde singer to invade the chart - and Christina Aguilera emerged as her biggest rival thanks to pop ditties like this, which, if anything, downplayed her talent.




"Don't Call Me Baby" by Madison Avenue
Date reached number 2: November 21, 1999
Weeks at number 2: Six
Kept off number 1 by: "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by Eiffel 65
Before that ARIA Awards performance, Madison Avenue were one of the most exciting acts in local dance music and "Don't Call Me Baby" would go on to become a UK chart-conquering hit.




"The Millennium Prayer" by Cliff Richard
Date reached number 2: December 26, 1999
Weeks at number 2: Two
Kept off number 1 by: "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by Eiffel 65
Wow, what an anti-climactic way to end a fantastic year for pop. While Cliff Richard's religious dirge was a pre-Christmas number 1 in the UK, Australia preferred a little blue man as our decade-end chart champ.




Longest runs at number 2 in the '90s (* = non-consecutive weeks)
Seven weeks: "Always" by Bon Jovi, "That Don't Impress Me Much" by Shania Twain
Six weeks: "Let's Groove" by CDB*, "Missing" by Everything But The Girl, "Don't Call Me Baby" by Madison Avenue
Five weeks: "The Best Things In Life Are Free" by Luther Vandross / Janet Jackson, "What's Up" by 4 Non Blondes, "What's Love Got To Do With It" by Warren G featuring Adina Howard, "I Finally Found Someone" by Barbra Streisand / Bryan Adams, "When I Die" by No Mercy, "As Long As You Love Me" by Backstreet Boys, "Redundant / Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)" by Green Day
Four weeks: "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You" by Michael Bolton, "Cream" by Prince & The New Power Generation, "Please Don't Go" by KWS*, "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" by Nicki French*, "Last Night" by Az Yet, "We Like To Party! (The Vengabus)" by Vengaboys, "Genie In A Bottle" by Christina Aguilera

Biggest number 2 hit of each year on the '90s
1990: "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You" by Michael Bolton (number 7 for the year)
1991: "More Than Words" by Extreme (number 7)
1992: "The Best Things In Life Are Free" by Luther Vandross / Janet Jackson (number 6)
1993: "Sweat (A La La La La Long)" by Inner Circle (number 4)
1994: "Always" by Bon Jovi (number 3)
1995: "Let's Groove" by CDB (number 8)
1996: "Missing" by Everything But The Girl (number 7)
1997: "Breathe" by The Prodigy (number 9)
1998: "Redundant / Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)" by Green Day (number 8)
1999: "Don't Call Me Baby" by Madison Avenue (number 7)

I won't make any promises about when I'll get around to the number 2s for the 2000s, but it is on my to do list! This Wednesday, my 25 Years Ago... posts take a look at the first chart for 1993.


3 comments:

  1. "(M)usical shouting match between the world's top over-singers" is a piercingly accurate way to describe 'One Sweet Day'. I never thought I'd say this, but thank 'god' for the tuneless dirge (IMO) that is 'Jesus To a Child' for stopping it reaching #1.

    I liked 'Alice, Who the F*** Is Alice?'. It was fun having a friend at school named Alice when this was out.

    I always think of 'Father and Son' being a #1 here, for some reason. Maybe I saw it as such on Video Hits.

    I don't think I'd heard the original 'When I Die' before, despite liking Milli Vanilli. It sounds like Frank Farian was trying to write a carbon copy of 'Girl I'm Gonna Miss You'. No Mercy did a better job on it, I must say.

    I'm not a fan of 'No Scrubs' at all. Nine weeks at #1 it did not deserve!

    In those pre-YouTube days, I didn't actually see the Madison Avenue ARIA performance until about 5 years later when someone sent me it on disc. While it's definitely... fascinating, it didn't quite live up the shambolic performance I had pictured, with Cheyne drinking from the glass mid-song.

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  2. I agree with Nathan, I'm no fan of that mega-dreary "Jesus To A Child", but at least it stopped that musical shouting match (lol) "One Sweet Day" from reaching number 1. A song I will now always associate with Sef Gonzales, who unexpectedly sang it acapella at the funerals of his mother, father and sister, after he'd murdered them.

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  3. Cliff Richard's song, at the time, I didn't mind it. I didn't run out and buy it and for the price of a single at the time, I didn't want to. But forget that. Have you heard the version of The Lord's Prayer by Australian nun Sister Janet Mead? It's awesome! I'd never heard it until 2009. I'm not remotely religious (if you are, that's good too) and I love it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZF9rsgKZHw (not my upload either)

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