#ThrowbackTunesday: Episode 17

It’s Tuesday, and time for this week’s #ThrowbackTunesday, where we bring you our playlist of five UK chart hits from this week in the past 25 years. As always, our featured song is on the way, but here’s who we have on the playlist for you this week…

  • 1993: Ace of Base – All That She Wants
  • 1998: Lutricia McNeal – Stranded
  • 2003: Girls Aloud – No Good Advice
  • 2008: The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name
  • 2013: Little Mix feat. Missy Elliott – How Ya Doin’?

And our favourite song from this week’s #ThrowbackTunesday playlist is…

  • ARTIST: Ace of Base
  • SONG: All That She Wants
  • ALBUM: Happy Nation

If you’re not much of a fan of the 90s, then I should make the hearty apology to you now, because the next three weeks’ worth of #ThrowbackTunesday blogs are all from then. And they don’t get more 90s then today’s featured song, from the biggest Swedish export of that decade.

Linn, Jenny, Jonas and Ulf – better known as Ace of Base – had already released their first single ‘Wheel of Fortune’ to top 20 success in Europe in 1992. But it was their second single, ‘All That She Wants’ that catapulted them into megastardom.

A tale of a man-eating vamp of a woman – ‘She’s a hunter, you’re the fox … Beware of what is flashing in her eyes, SHE’S GOING TO GETCHA!’ – caught onto the trend of Euro inspired reggae pop before it became a thing about a year later, by which point they had broken America.

It’s undeniably catchy chorus and production was certainly instrumental in helping the band achieve the success they did with the single – including a three week run at number one here in the UK that started 25 years to the week.

Check out the full playlist here, and let us know what your favourite hit from the past is this week on our Twitter with the hashtag #ThrowbackTunesday!

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