1990 – The Spirit Of Birmingham

Buzz FM 1990

1990 – Buzz FM Playlist 1990 – The Spirit Of Birmingham

Artist Title Taken From Album Release Details Approx Release Date Approx Air Date Notes
Laura Branigan Never In A Million Years Laura Branigan Atlantic Records 7567-82086-2 April 1990 From Launch
Johnny Gill Never Know Love Johnny Gill Motown Records Album released April 17, 1990 From Launch Although not released as a single, this track got many plays during the first few months of Buzz
Robbie Mychals One Mile From Paradise Robbie Mychals Alpha International February 20, 1990 From Launch
Barbara Weathers Where Did Our Love Go Barbara Weathers Reprise Records 9 26166-2 May 31, 1990 May 1990
Janice Dempsey Do You Really Want Love Thirsty EK 45173 May 29, 1990 May 1990
Kool Skool You Can’t Buy My Love Kool Skool Capitol Records CDP 7 91044 2 25 May 1990 May 1990
The Family Stand In Summer I Fall Chain Atlantic Records 7567-82036-2 8 May 1990 May 1990 Track also released on a 12″ UK Single as A 7861 T, 7567-86149-0
After 7 Heat Of The Moment After 7 V291061 August 22, 1989 From Launch?
Cherelle Affair Affair Tabu 460734 2 Early 1990 From launch Although originally released in 1988, this track got re-released by Tabu records in the UK as “656202 6” and “XPR1545”
Levert Cassanova The Big Throwdown Atlantic Records 7 81773-2 1987 From Launch
Mind Blowing Decisions Heatwave Telstar TCD 2434
Lalah Hathaway Sentimental Lalah Hathaway July 25, 1990 July 1990
After 7 Can’t Stop After 7 V291061 August 22, 1989 July 1990 onwards? Can’t stop was released as a Single in the UK in the second half of 1990, so this probably played July onwards
The Whispers My Heart Your Heart More Of The Night Jul 3, 1990 July 1990
The Whispers More Of The Night More Of The Night Jul 3, 1990 July 1990
Calloway I Wanna Be Rich All The Way Solar/Epic 466227 2 Oct 23, 1989 From launch
The Jacksons Private Affair 2300 Jackson Street Epic Records 6552061 US Release: March 29, 1989. UK Release: September 29, 1989. From launch?
Edwin Starr Counterfeit U Can Have It This was a hard-to-find album!
Robert Brookins Hold On Let It Be Me MCA Records MCAD-42250 1988 From Launch?
Imagination Just An Illusion In The Heat Of The Night RCA 1982 From launch
Imagination Body Talk Night Dubbing] RCA 1983 From launch
Inner City Big Fun Paradise Virgin/Atlantic Records 1989 From Launch
Inner City Big Fun Paradise Virgin/Atlantic Records 1989 From Launch
Kiara In The Tabloids Civilized Rogue August 13, 1990 August 1990
Elisa Fiorillo On The Way Up I Am Crysallis F2 21678 Album released August 21, 1990 August 1990 This single was released in the US and UK (in the US as DPRO 23599). It reached 27 in the US Charts, but failed to make an impact in the UK. An uptempo pop/dance track which was a “typical” Buzz song in the early days – a track not picked up by UK stations, but was fairly popular over in the US
Caron Wheeler Livin’ In The Light UK Blak Capitol Records Album Released: Sep 17, 1990, Single: Aug 27, 1990 August 1990
Levert Casanova
James Ingram And Michael McDonald Ya Mo Be There It’s Your Night Qwest 1983 From Launch
Marion Meadows The Real Thing For Lovers Only Track released as US Single on Novus Records 3105-1-NDAB Aug 21, 1990 August 1990 I recall hearing this overnights/early mornings as part of Buzz Trax
Tina Turner Private Dancer Private Dancer Capitol Records 29 May 1984 From launch/overnights I recall hearing this overnights/early mornings as part of Buzz Trax
Double The Captain Of Her Heart Blue Polydor A&M 1986 From launch/overnights I recall hearing this overnights/early mornings as part of Buzz Trax
Mica Paris Breathe Life Into Me So Good 4th & Broadway / Island 27 August 1988 From launch/overnights I recall hearing this overnights/early mornings as part of Buzz Trax
Kenny G Songbird Duotones Arista Records 1986 From launch I recall hearing this overnights/early mornings as part of Buzz Trax
Yarbrough And Peoples Don’t Stop The Music The Two Of Us 1980 From launch I recall hearing this overnights/early mornings as part of Buzz Trax
The Mac Band Love U 2 The Limit Love U 2 The Limit MCA Records MCAD-10059 Aug 27, 1990 August 1990 Released in the US on MCA records as promo CD CD45-1146. A definitive soul track from 1990, played many times on Buzz including during the day (I specifically remember hearing it during the “drivetime” show). Not a mainstream track in any way (it didn’t get released in the UK) but it was great to hear this kind of material on the airwaves
Pebbles Giving You The Benefit Always MCA Records MCAD-10025 August 21, 1990 August 1990 Another soul and dance track with cross-over appeal that wasn’t getting airplay on other UK stations, despite the fact that the track reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent three weeks at number-one on the US R&B chart
Mariah Carey Love Takes Time Mariah Carey Columbia Records CK-45202 September 11, 1990 September 1990 onwards Another example of Buzz taking the lead with an “unknown” artist. Mariah was still relatively unknown at this time and this track went to number one in the US, but only managed 37 in the UK Singles Chart.
Hi-Five I Like The Way (The Kissing Game) Hi-Five Jive Records Album Released September 25, 1990. Single Released January 11, 1991 September 1990
The Jets Special Kinda Love The Best Of The Jets MCA Records MCAD-10064 Single Released September 28, 1990. Album Released November 13, 1990 September 1990 Another “typical” Buzz track – a soul/pop/dance track that was very radio friendly but yet not picked up by other UK stations.
Twenty 4 Seven I Can’t Stand It Street Moves September 1990 September 1990
Kiara Take My Time Civilized Rogue August 13, 1990 September 1990 Second single from Civilized Rogue
Cathy Dennis Just Another Dream Move To This Polydor Records Album released July 29, 1990. Single released October 2, 1990 September 1990 “Just Another Dream” was originally released in 1989. It was re-released twice, first in 1990, and again in 1991. Again, Buzz picked this up and ran with it first time round. A successful song as shown by it making number 9 in the US. However, it only reached 95 in the UK, and so was re-released a year later.
The Boys Crazy The Boys September 1990 September 1990
Jasmine Guy Try Me Warner Bros 9 26021-2 Album Released: Oct 5, 1990. Single Released: Sep 7, 1990 September 1990
Maxi Priest Close To You Bonafide September 1990 September 1990
Narada Michael Walden Divine Emotions Divine Emotion Reprise Records 925 694-2 Originally released 1988. Perhaps re-released October 17, 1990 October 1990
Whitney Houston I’m Your Baby Tonight I’m Your Baby Tonight Album: Arista Records ARCD-8616. Single: Arista Records 663594 Album Released November 6, 1990. Single Released October 2, 1990. October 1990
A Man Called Adam Barefoot In The Head A Man Called Adam Album: Big Life BLRCD 7. Single: Big Life BLR 28 CD October 1990 October 1990
FAB Featuring MC Number 6 The Prisoner Power Themes 90 Single released as FAB CD 6 October 1990 October 1990 Trivia about this track
Quincy Jones I’ll Be Good To You Back On The Block Qwest Records Album Released November 8, 1989. Single Released December 7, 1989 October 1990
Tracie Spencer This House Make The Difference Album: Capital Records CDP 7 92153 2. Single: 560-20 4228 2 Album Released: Aug 20, 1990. Single Released November 7, 1990 November 1990
New Edition If It Isn’t Love Heart Break MCA Records June 20, 1988 November 1990
Pebbles Mercedes Boy Pebbles MCA Records March 7, 1988 November 1990
Ralph Tresvant Sensitivity Ralph Tresvant Album: MCA Records. US: 9031-72914-2 US. UK: DMCG 6120. Album: November 27, 1990. Single: October 9, 1990 November 1990
Engima Sadeness MCMXC a.D. Virgin Records CDVIR 10, 0777 7 86423 2 9 December 10, 1990 December 1990
Absolute For All Seasons For All Seasons Solar/Epic ZK 75313 Dec 13, 1990 December 1990
Off Shore I Can’t Take The Power
Will To Power I’m Not In Love
LL Cool J Around The Way Girl
Neville Brothers Bird On A Wire
Xpansions Elevation
Mary Davis Don’t Wear It Out
2 In A Room Wiggle It
JT And The Big Family Moments In Soul
The Family Stand Ghetto Heaven
Oleta Adams Get Here
Paula Abdul Cold Hearted
En Vogue Hold On
Bell Biv Devoe Do Me
Black Box Ride On Time
Donny Osmond My Love Is A Fire
Surface Happy
Lonnie Gordon Happenin’ All Over Again
Neneh Cherry Buffalo Stance
Whitney Houston My Name Is Not Susan
Go West The King Of Wishful Thinking
PM Sampson We Love To Love
DNA La Serenissima
Beverley Craven Promise Me
Mariah Carey Someday
Mariah Carey Vision Of Love
Ex-Girlfriend Why Can’t You Come Home
Pebbles Love Makes Things Happen
Pebbles Always
Pebbles Backyard
Basic Black Whatever It Takes
Surface The First Time
Starpoint I Don’t Need Another Lover (From Have You Got What It Takes)
Jasmine Guy Another Like My Lover
Jasmine Guy I Don’t Have To Justify
Johnny Gill Fairweather Friend
Johnny Gill Feels So Much Better
Johnny Gill Never Know Love
Johnny Gill My, My, My
Johnny Gill Giving My All To You
Gary Taylor Take Control
Tony Toni Tone It Never Rains (In Southern California)
The Whispers Mind Blowing
The Whispers Don’t Be Late For Love
The Whispers Innocent
Babyface My Kinda Girl (Scratch Mix)
Klymaxx When You Kiss Me
Klymaxx Don’t Run Away
Mac Band I’m No Stranger
Tracie Spencer This House
Tracie Spencer Tender Kisses
Whistle Always And Forever