|Voice Of The Beehive: nice frocks, shame about the hits|
In fact, while one artist achieved one of their best chart positions with the lead single from their second album, the other act had been having great difficulty getting off and running with their first album.
|ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart - week ending November 20, 1988|
Number 48 "Don't Call Me Baby" by Voice Of The Beehive
Peak: number 48
Here's the debut act who'd been struggling to get the ball rolling with a series of quite excellent singles from debut album Let It Bee not achieving the type of success they should have. "I Say Nothing", "I Walk The Earth" and now "Don't Call Me Baby" all floundered on the ARIA chart. In the UK, "Don't Call Me Baby" was the song to finally give VOTB a top 20 placement, resulting in re-releases of the previous two singles. The VOTB story wasn't over in Australia - but it would be a three-year wait for the next chapter. Two videos exist for this song - there's a link to one in the song title above and the other is below.
Number 19 "Touch" by Noiseworks
Peak: number 12
Meanwhile, with this first single from the album of the same name, Noiseworks found themselves back in the top 20 for the first time since "Take Me Back". Three singles had been released from debut album Noiseworks since then - "Love Somebody", "Welcome To The World" and "Burning Feeling" - but all had missed the mark. I've made the point before that Noiseworks was one of those bands that sold lots of albums rather than landing big hit singles, but here they showed they could do both. The album Touch (their second LP) would reach the top 5, while "Touch" the single would give the band one of their highest singles chart positions.
Yep, that's it for this week - short and sweet. But, rest assured, there are a lot more songs to talk about in seven days' time.
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