Sunday, 26 August 2012


                MUSIC AND MEMORIES OF AUGUST 1994

Welcome to our Memory Radio Blog .This week we look back
at August 1994 when Wet Wet Wet were on their marathon stint 
at No1 and Brit POP Ruled the world



It was Europe's biggest commercial radio station.
Today it is a legend in the world of broadcasting.

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 Catriona Mcgrath 
had to be the Black Jack
Memoryradio Boyle

Does your tongue remember the stinger bar?

  Imelda Burke Coleman  
Yea! And my fillings!!!
  Stephanie Mulvihill 
Oh I loved them!

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 "Bringin' On Back The Good Times"


 CHART 1994

TOP 10 AUGUST 1994

-1Wet Wet WetLove Is All Around
-2Let LooseCrazy For You
^3Red Dragon With Brian & Tony GoldCompliments On Your Kiss
-4China BlackSearching
fall5All-4-OneI Swear
^6Youssou N'Dour featuring Neneh Cherry7 Seconds
^7DJ MikoWhat's Up
fall8Warren G & Nate DoggRegulate
^9TinmanEighteen Strings
^10 OasisLive Forever


In 1994, Wet Wet Wet had their biggest hit, a cover version of the Troggs single "Love Is All Around", which was a huge international success and spent fifteen weeks atop the British charts.
This long run at number one was helped by the runaway success of the movie Four Weddings and a funeral. 

The film follows the fortunes of Charles and his friends as they wonder if they will ever find true love and marry. Charles thinks he's found "Miss Right" in Carrie, an American. This British subtle comedy revolves around Charlie, his friends and the four weddings and one funeral which they attend.


 Charlie McGettigan and Paul Harrington are runaway winners, giving Ireland its third victory in a row.


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David Byrne What an amazing song, brings back so many great memories and undoubtedly the greatest eurovision song in history


Putting together this weeks 1994 blog brought back great memories of when I got one of those last minute calls "could you come over with a P.A. for Charlie McGettigan's homecoming here in Drumshanbo" Well we did and had a blast on that magic day   singing along with the Rock'n Roll kid as we celebrated Charlie & Paul's Eurovision victory.I tell you when I think of it I'm always amazed at how many talented people live here in my locality..Dermot.

TV 1994

Echo Island began on RTE Network 2 in 1994 , one of it's presenters was Dara O'Briain and here he is reliving those days
on the Jonathan Ross show.



  Noel Gallagher began working on "Live Forever" in 1991, while working for a building company in his hometown of Manchester. After his foot was crushed by a pipe in an accident, he was given a less-strenuous job working in the storeroom, allowing him more time to write songs. One night, he was listening to The Rolling Stones' album Exile on Main St.; while playing one of his own chord progressions, Gallagher noted that it sounded good against one of the vocal melodies from the album: "It was the bit from "Shine a Light" that goes [sings], "May the good Lord shine a light on you"", Gallagher recalled. Gallagher incorporated the melody, changing the line to "Maybe I don't really want to know".





Not as popular as it was in the 80's but still going strong Smash Hits
had the the pictures of the artists ,bands and the all important lyrics of the top songs.

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  Michael Bermingham 
I bought them weekly back in the 80's along with 'Record Mirror'.Had a tower of them in the bedroom. Alas, 
all gone now over the years.
  Shaun McDermott
Sure do ,used to have the song lyrics printed!
Wasn't Neil Tennant from the Petshopboys
one of the editors

In 1994 everyone was going cross-eyed trying to see pictures hidden in a mosaic of coloured dots.Everyone had a different 
recipe to make the images appear - staring at a point on the wall behind the picture, looking at it through glass, in a mirror, 

But basically you could either see the picture or you couldn't,
which left half the country convinced they had been the victims
of a massive April Fools' joke.


Magic Eye images may be easier to see if viewed on paper rather than a computer screen. If possible, print this image and follow the instructions below. (You don't need to print in color.)
Hold the center of the printed image right up to your nose.
It should be blurry. Focus as though you are looking through the image into the distance. Very slowly move the image away from your face until the two squares above the image turn into three squares. If you see four squares, move the image farther away 
from your face until you see three squares.
If you see one or two squares, start over!
When you clearly see three squares, hold the page still, and the hidden image will magically appear. Once you perceive the hidden image and depth, you can look around the entire 3D image. The longer you look, the clearer the illusion becomes. The farther away you hold the page, the deeper it becomes. Good Luck!

                         Heres What You're supposed to see



Tuesday, 21 August 2012


Welcome along to the music and memories of
 this week in August 1993

A new feature on our blog is SWEET MEMORY.
The sweets we enjoyed over the years.
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    Ger Kelly

 ha ha. bought one last week! super sweet,must've had fewer taste buds as a sprog


TV 1993

In Dublin in 1993 it was all about U2 ZOO TV

FILM 1993

Would you pay $1m for a night with Demi?
Indecent Proposal was a top movie in 1993


Put on your dancing shoes and join Dj Dermot
in Cleos Night Club Boyle in August 1993

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  Top 10 Hits of Mid August 1993

  1 Freddie Mercury Living On My Own
2 Urban Cookie Collective The Key, The Secret
3 Bitty McLean It Keeps Rainin' (Tears From My Eyes)
4 Billy Joel The River Of Dreams
5 Take That Pray
6 4 Non Blondes What's Up?
7 Apache Indian Nuff Vibes EP
8 Culture Beat Mr Vain
9 Chaka Demus & Pliers Tease Me
10 Michelle Gayle Looking Up

It wasn't long before high school girls were 
heading off to their local tattoo parlour for 
a stud and a paint.

                       1993 was the year of the boybands


  Boyzone make their debut in 1993 on RTE TV