1990 – The Spirit Of Birmingham

Buzz FM 1990

1990 – Buzz FM Playlist 1990 – The Spirit Of Birmingham

ArtistsTitleTaken From AlbumRelease DetailsApproximate Release DateApproximate Air DateNotes
Laura BraniganNever In A Million YearsLaura BraniganAtlantic Records 7567-82086-2April 1990From Launch 
Johnny GillNever Know LoveJohnny GillMotown RecordsAlbum released April 17, 1990From LaunchAlthough not released as a single, this track got many plays during the first few months of Buzz
Robbie MychalsOne Mile From ParadiseRobbie MychalsAlpha InternationalFebruary 20, 1990From Launch 
Barbara WeathersWhere Did Our Love GoBarbara WeathersReprise Records 9 26166-2May 31, 1990May 1990 
Janice DempseyDo You Really Want LoveThirstyEK 45173May 29, 1990May 1990 
Kool SkoolYou Can’t Buy My LoveKool SkoolCapitol Records CDP 7 91044 225 May 1990May 1990 
The Family StandIn Summer I FallChainAtlantic Records 7567-82036-28 May 1990May 1990Track also released on a 12″ UK Single as A 7861 T, 7567-86149-0
After 7Heat Of The MomentAfter 7V291061August 22, 1989From Launch? 
CherelleAffairAffairTabu 460734 2Early 1990From launchAlthough originally released in 1988, this track got re-released by Tabu records in the UK as “656202 6” and “XPR1545”
LevertCassanovaThe Big ThrowdownAtlantic Records 7 81773-21987From Launch 
Mind Blowing DecisionsHeatwaveTelstar TCD 2434    
Lalah HathawaySentimentalLalah Hathaway July 25, 1990July 1990 
After 7Can’t StopAfter 7V291061August 22, 1989July 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 WhispersMy Heart Your HeartMore Of The NightJul 3, 1990 July 1990 
The WhispersMore Of The NightMore Of The NightJul 3, 1990 July 1990 
CallowayI Wanna Be RichAll The WaySolar/Epic 466227 2Oct 23, 1989From launch 
The JacksonsPrivate Affair2300 Jackson StreetEpic Records 6552061US Release: March 29, 1989. UK Release: September 29, 1989.From launch? 
Edwin StarrCounterfeitU Can Have It   This was a hard-to-find album!
Robert BrookinsHold OnLet It Be MeMCA Records MCAD-422501988From Launch? 
ImaginationJust An IllusionIn The Heat Of The NightRCA1982From launch 
ImaginationBody TalkNight Dubbing]RCA1983From launch 
Inner CityBig FunParadiseVirgin/Atlantic Records1989From Launch 
Inner CityBig FunParadiseVirgin/Atlantic Records1989From Launch 
KiaraIn The TabloidsCivilized Rogue August 13, 1990August 1990 
Elisa FiorilloOn The Way UpI AmCrysallis F2 21678Album released August 21, 1990August 1990This 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 WheelerLivin’ In The LightUK BlakCapitol RecordsAlbum Released: Sep 17, 1990, Single: Aug 27, 1990August 1990 
James Ingram And Michael McDonaldYa Mo Be ThereIt’s Your NightQwest1983From Launch 
Marion MeadowsThe Real ThingFor Lovers OnlyTrack released as US Single on Novus Records 3105-1-NDABAug 21, 1990August 1990I recall hearing this overnights/early mornings as part of Buzz Trax
Tina TurnerPrivate DancerPrivate DancerCapitol Records29 May 1984From launch/overnightsI recall hearing this overnights/early mornings as part of Buzz Trax
DoubleThe Captain Of Her HeartBluePolydor A&M1986From launch/overnightsI recall hearing this overnights/early mornings as part of Buzz Trax
Mica ParisBreathe Life Into MeSo Good4th & Broadway / Island27 August 1988From launch/overnightsI recall hearing this overnights/early mornings as part of Buzz Trax
Kenny GSongbirdDuotonesArista Records1986From launchI recall hearing this overnights/early mornings as part of Buzz Trax
Yarbrough And PeoplesDon’t Stop The MusicThe Two Of Us 1980From launchI recall hearing this overnights/early mornings as part of Buzz Trax
The Mac BandLove U 2 The LimitLove U 2 The LimitMCA Records MCAD-10059Aug 27, 1990August 1990Released 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
PebblesGiving You The BenefitAlwaysMCA Records MCAD-10025August 21, 1990August 1990Another 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 CareyLove Takes TimeMariah CareyColumbia Records CK-45202September 11, 1990September 1990 onwardsAnother 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-FiveI Like The Way (The Kissing Game)Hi-FiveJive RecordsAlbum Released September 25, 1990. Single Released January 11, 1991September 1990 
The JetsSpecial Kinda LoveThe Best Of The JetsMCA Records MCAD-10064Single Released September 28, 1990. Album Released November 13, 1990September 1990Another “typical” Buzz track – a soul/pop/dance track that was very radio friendly but yet not picked up by other UK stations.
Twenty 4 SevenI Can’t Stand ItStreet Moves September 1990September 1990 
KiaraTake My TimeCivilized Rogue August 13, 1990September 1990Second single from Civilized Rogue
Cathy DennisJust Another DreamMove To ThisPolydor RecordsAlbum released July 29, 1990. Single released October 2, 1990September 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 BoysCrazyThe Boys September 1990September 1990 
Jasmine GuyTry Me Warner Bros 9 26021-2Album Released: Oct 5, 1990. Single Released: Sep 7, 1990September 1990 
Maxi PriestClose To YouBonafide September 1990September 1990 
Narada Michael WaldenDivine EmotionsDivine EmotionReprise Records 925 694-2Originally released 1988. Perhaps re-released October 17, 1990October 1990 
Whitney HoustonI’m Your Baby TonightI’m Your Baby TonightAlbum: Arista Records ARCD-8616. Single: Arista Records 663594Album Released November 6, 1990. Single Released October 2, 1990.October 1990 
A Man Called AdamBarefoot In The HeadA Man Called AdamAlbum: Big Life BLRCD 7. Single: Big Life BLR 28 CDOctober 1990October 1990 
FAB Featuring MC Number 6The PrisonerPower Themes 90Single released as FAB CD 6October 1990October 1990Trivia about this track
Quincy JonesI’ll Be Good To YouBack On The BlockQwest RecordsAlbum Released November 8, 1989. Single Released December 7, 1989October 1990 
Tracie SpencerThis HouseMake The DifferenceAlbum: Capital Records CDP 7 92153 2. Single: 560-20 4228 2Album Released: Aug 20, 1990. Single Released November 7, 1990November 1990 
New EditionIf It Isn’t LoveHeart BreakMCA RecordsJune 20, 1988November 1990 
PebblesMercedes BoyPebblesMCA RecordsMarch 7, 1988November 1990 
Ralph TresvantSensitivityRalph TresvantAlbum: MCA Records. US: 9031-72914-2 US. UK: DMCG 6120.Album: November 27, 1990. Single: October 9, 1990November 1990 
EngimaSadenessMCMXC a.D.Virgin Records CDVIR 10, 0777 7 86423 2 9December 10, 1990December 1990 
AbsoluteFor All SeasonsFor All SeasonsSolar/Epic ZK 75313Dec 13, 1990December 1990 
Off ShoreI Can’t Take The Power
Will To PowerI’m Not In Love
LL Cool JAround The Way Girl
Neville BrothersBird On A Wire
Mary DavisDon’t Wear It Out
2 In A RoomWiggle It
JT And The Big FamilyMoments In Soul
The Family StandGhetto Heaven
Oleta AdamsGet Here
Paula AbdulCold Hearted
En VogueHold On
Bell Biv DevoeDo Me
Black BoxRide On Time
Donny OsmondMy Love Is A Fire
Lonnie GordonHappenin’ All Over Again
Neneh CherryBuffalo Stance
Whitney HoustonMy Name Is Not Susan
Go WestThe King Of Wishful Thinking
PM SampsonWe Love To Love
DNALa Serenissima
Beverley CravenPromise Me
Mariah CareySomeday
Mariah CareyVision Of Love
Ex-GirlfriendWhy Can’t You Come Home
PebblesLove Makes Things Happen
Basic BlackWhatever It Takes
SurfaceThe First Time
StarpointI Don’t Need Another Lover (From Have You Got What It Takes)
Jasmine GuyAnother Like My Lover
Jasmine GuyI Don’t Have To Justify
Johnny GillFairweather Friend
Johnny GillFeels So Much Better
Johnny GillNever Know Love
Johnny GillMy, My, My
Johnny GillGiving My All To You
Gary TaylorTake Control
Tony Toni ToneIt Never Rains (In Southern California)
The WhispersMind Blowing
The WhispersDon’t Be Late For Love
The WhispersInnocent
BabyfaceMy Kinda Girl (Scratch Mix)
KlymaxxWhen You Kiss Me
KlymaxxDon’t Run Away
Mac BandI’m No Stranger
Tracie SpencerThis House
Tracie SpencerTender Kisses
WhistleAlways And Forever