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On the radio -- Program directors around the country name their top three hits and predictions for a fourth

WSHE, Miami (Alternative) Bill Pugh
”Till I Hear It From You,” The Gin Blossoms: ”I don’t know what Empire Records is like as a movie, but good God, what a soundtrack!” ”You Oughta Know,” Alanis Morissette: ”The whole album is great, and she’s given new meaning to ‘going to the movies.” ”One of Us,” Joan Osborne: ”The first instant-reaction song in a long time. When people hear it, Boom! ‘Who was that?”’
One to Watch: ”King Midas in Reverse,” The Posies: ”Off a Hollies tribute called Sing Hollies in Reverse. I got it yesterday, and it hasn’t come out of the CD player since.”

KWEN, Tulsa (Country) Dave Block
”I Like It, I Love It,” Tim McGraw: ”Folks have been anxiously awaiting this, and once they hear it, they want to hear it again.” ”One Boy, One Girl,” Collin Raye: ”A boy and a girl do the dating thing, get married, and have twins. That kind of brings the whole story around to completion. A great love song.” ”Any Man of Mine,” Shania Twain: ”A typical sassy-lady song, and still a favorite. She comes from a tradition of Canadian female country stars that goes back to Anne Murray in the ’70s.”
One to Watch: ”She’s Every Woman,” Garth Brooks: ”A real nice in-love kind of song written by Garth and Victoria Shaw. It melts the women.”

KGGI, Riverside, Calif. (Top 40) Carmy Ferreri
”You Are Not Alone,” Michael Jackson: ”Whereas ‘Scream’ seemed to be more of Jackson’s statement to the world, this is a legitimate smash.” ”I Could Fall in Love,” Selena: ”Sadly, the world is just getting to know her. I think she was headed toward superstardom.” ”Waterfalls,” TLC: ”I believe TLC has made that tremendously difficult leap from niche group to mass-appeal artist. They have a lot more albums left in them.”
One to Watch: ”Pretty Girl,” Jon B. ”Here’s a 19-year-old kid who has it all: great looks, stage presence, and a wonderful voice. And his ego’s in check for such a young guy.”

Originally posted September 22 1995 — 12:00 AM EDT

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