WOW Jem debuted at #1! I didn't realise you liked her so much... Kelly Clarkson is low Do love the new #1CZB wrote:01 10 02 POKER FACE Lady GaGa
03 04 03 HUMAN Killers
06 03 05 IN AND OUT OF LOVE Armin van Buuren featuring Sharon Den Adel
09 30 02 MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE Adele [Rapid Riser]
13 05 06 SEE YOU AGAIN Miley Cyrus ##
14 15 04 MILES AWAY Madonna
22 ---- 01 JUNGLE DRUM Emiliana Torrini
24 20 06 THIS IS THE LIFE Amy MacDonald
27 31 10 CAN'T GET OVER September ##
33 25 08 VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay
34 33 13 NEW SOUL Yael Naim ##
TOP 40 BREAKERS:
01 [ 00 ] IT'S AMAZING Jem [Chartbuster] ##
03 [ 04 ] BRUISED WATER Chicane Vs Natasha Bedingfield
05 [ 06 ] ANGEL IN THE NIGHT Basshunter
07 [ 10 ] KIDS Mgmt
12 [ 16 ] MEMORY Fragma
18 [ 20 ] LIVE YOUR LIFE T.I. featuring Rihanna
22 [ 25 ] KEEP THIS FIRE BURNING Outsiders featuring Amanda Wilson
30 [ 00 ] MY LIFE WOULD SUCK WITHOUT YOU Kelly Clarkson
33 [ 33 ] THERE YOU'LL BE Faith Hill
34 [ 35 ] LET YOUR LOVE FLOW Bellamy Brothers
37 [ 00 ] IN FOR THE KILL La Roux
38 [ 38 ] BREATHE Faith Hill
Indeed.......and, as Blondie, Jennifer Rush and Coldplay didn't reach my number one until they were on the way down in the UK chart, while Europe and DJ Sammy made it before they were even released here, this is actually the first occasion in nearly thirty years that a track is the UK number one and my number one at the same time!!!irishguy28 wrote:Lady Gaga's swift ascent to Number 1 caught me completely by surprise! Especially when "Just Dance" made absolutely no dent in your chart. I thought "Just Dance" was a more immediate track - but now that "Poker Face" has had time to do its work on me, it's gone from a slow burn to a full-on inferno that's taken me by surprise.
I'm also a bit surprised that your Number 1 is shared with both the US and the UK right now - no offence, but your chart is relatively slow moving and your climbers typically seem to already be past their peak in the UK (those that make the UK charts anyway), and your taste is eclectic enough that you don't normally have a UK Number 1 sitting atop your chart. Further evidence, I think, of the greatness of that particular track.
I'm not really sure what it is about the most recent remix that has convinced me of its merit. Hearing it for many weeks on all of the Belgian Ultratop chart shows must have helped (and it will also begin a few weeks in the Nederlandse Top 40, from this coming Friday!) - but, on checking back, the earlier version had quite a long run in the UK Top 40 at the end of 2000 (and, of course, Ireland got it a year earlier!). So it had plenty of time to make an impact on me way back then, but somehow didn't! Anyway, the 12" arrived today, and the CD single is on the way.......irishguy28 wrote:And while it's good to see Delerium's Silence finally make some impact, shame on you that you didn't get on board 8 years ago! The earlier remixes were far better than those reheats from last year - and that's spoken as a true fan of that particular track.
The only two 2009 entries I've heard so far are those that have featured in the national chart shows I listen to - and I didn't really rate neither of them. Denmark's seems very dull - not significantly different from the most forgettable tracks Ronan Keating has been involved with in the past.......while the lyrics of the Netherlands entry strike me as the sort of thing the UK used to enter - without particular success - in the 80s / early 90s. It's not quite "Half the world is hungry..." - but it's not far off! Just not for me - although I have previously bought some solo singles by most of the trio.irishguy28 wrote:Will Ishtar EVER fall off your chart? A whole year on seems way way too generous to that particular concoction. What do you think of this year's Belgian entry, by the way?
Well, a seven-inch single of "Poker Face" was released - I got one a couple of days ago. So, in a slight change to the mid-month feature I had planned, it's a look back at the last time, prior to this month, that as many as six of my top ten singles were available in that format! And it was just over ten years ago, in......I wrote:Lady GaGa’s “Poker Face” was last month’s highest new entry at number 10, and now climbs nine places to the top. It would appear that a seven-inch single release is planned ..... There are already another five seven-inch singles in the top ten - the most for quite some time.
By coincidence, these were the six seven-inch singles in that top ten! The tracks by Tina Cousins, Dune, Basic Connection and Culture Beat were only on 12" and CD.chris975 wrote:Great chart CZB!:
04 08 02 WE LIKE TO PARTY Vengaboys ##
05 01 08 LIFE IS A FLOWER / WHENEVER YOU'RE NEAR ME Ace Of Base
06 04 06 NO TENGO DINERO Los Umbrellos ##
07 07 05 UP AND DOWN Vengaboys
09 19 02 THE POWER OF GOODBYE Madonna
10 05 07 EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE ALRIGHT Sweetbox
Eurovision has begun!! And Belgium's entry for ALST year is still in!CZB wrote:01 01 03 POKER FACE Lady GaGa
05 22 02 JUNGLE DRUM Emiliana Torrini [Rapid Riser]
06 09 03 MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE Adele
07 07 03 THE FEAR Lily Allen
09 03 04 HUMAN Killers
10 08 07 MR ROCK AND ROLL Amy MacDonald
12 06 06 IN AND OUT OF LOVE Armin van Buuren featuring Sharon Den Adel
15 13 07 SEE YOU AGAIN Miley Cyrus ##
17 ---- 01 IT'S AMAZING Jem [Highest New Entry] ##
18 16 06 ALL THIS TIME (THE PICK ME UP SONG) Maria Mena ##
19 14 05 MILES AWAY Madonna
22 27 11 CAN'T GET OVER September ##
29 24 07 THIS IS THE LIFE Amy MacDonald
30 26 07 PADDY'S REVENGE Steve Mac
31 15 09 GIVE IT 2 ME Madonna [Fastest Faller]
32 ---- 01 ALLEIN ALLEIN Polarkreis 18
35 ---- 01 MEMORY Fragma
37 33 09 VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay
39 39 05 DIVINE Sebastien Tellier
TOP 40 BREAKERS:
01 [ 00 ] RELEASE ME Agnes [Chartbuster] ##
03 [ 07 ] KIDS Mgmt
04 [ 05 ] ANGEL IN THE NIGHT Basshunter
07 [ 17 ] SO STRONG Meck featuring Dino
09 [ 14 ] WHEN YOU TOUCH ME Freemasons featuring Katherine Ellis
12 [ 18 ] LIVE YOUR LIFE T.I. featuring Rihanna
16 [ 37 ] IN FOR THE KILL La Roux
17 [ 22 ] KEEP THIS FIRE BURNING Outsiders featuring Amanda Wilson
21 [ 30 ] MY LIFE WOULD SUCK WITHOUT YOU Kelly Clarkson
23 [ 00 ] NOT FAIR Lily Allen
26 [ 27 ] FEEL IT Tamperer featuring Maya
27 [ 40 ] RIGHT ROUND Flo Rida featuring Kesha
30 [ 00 ] WALKING ON A DREAM Empire Of The Sun
32 [ 34 ] LET YOUR LOVE FLOW Bellamy Brothers
36 [ 00 ] LOVE SYMPHONY Quartissimo featuring Martina
37 [ 00 ] LA VOIX Malena Ernmann
38 [ 00 ] FAIRYTALE Alexander Rybakn
39 [ 00 ] LA TEVA DECISIO Susanne Georgi
40 [ 00 ] CARRY ME IN YOUR DREAMS Kejsi Tola
New entry at number one nine years ago: JUST AROUND THE HILL Sash / Tina C
New entry at number one two years ago: WHEN LOVE BECOMES A LIE Liz Kay
So for this month's retro feature, it's a look back at those twelve hits which, in various ways,I wrote:"Larger Than Life" by Regi, Wout and Caren Meynen, down six at 36. Having peaked at number 14 for three months in 2008, this is only the twelfth single in nearly thirty years to spend sixteen months in my chart, without ever reaching the top ten!
Glad to see you chart so many Eurovision songs!CZB wrote:03 06 04 MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE Adele
04 01 04 POKER FACE Lady GaGa
05 05 03 JUNGLE DRUM Emiliana Torrini
10 07 04 THE FEAR Lily Allen
12 17 02 IT'S AMAZING Jem ##
13 09 05 HUMAN Killers
15 ---- 01 RELEASE ME Agnes ##
17 22 12 CAN'T GET OVER September [Longest Laster] ##
18 32 02 ALLEIN ALLEIN Polarkreis 18 [Rapid Riser]
19 12 07 IN AND OUT OF LOVE Armin van Buuren featuring Sharon Den Adel
20 10 08 MR ROCK AND ROLL Amy MacDonald
24 35 02 MEMORY Fragma
25 15 08 SEE YOU AGAIN Miley Cyrus ##
29 19 06 MILES AWAY Madonna
33 30 08 PADDY'S REVENGE Steve Mac
36 ---- 01 BRUISED WATER Chicane Vs Natasha Bedingfield
38 ---- 01 IN FOR THE KILL La Roux
40 ---- 01 KIDS Mgmt
TOP 40 BREAKERS:
01 [ 37 ] LA VOIX Malena Ernman [Chartbuster] ##
03 [ 04 ] ANGEL IN THE NIGHT Basshunter
08 [ 09 ] WHEN YOU TOUCH ME Freemasons featuring Katherine Ellis
09 [ 12 ] LIVE YOUR LIFE T.I. featuring Rihanna
13 [ 22 ] SILENCE Delerium featuring Sarah McLachlan
16 [ 21 ] MY LIFE WOULD SUCK WITHOUT YOU Kelly Clarkson
17 [ 28 ] PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME Pink
19 [ 23 ] NOT FAIR Lily Allen
21 [ 27 ] RIGHT ROUND Flo Rida featuring Kesha
22 [ 30 ] WALKING ON A DREAM Empire Of The Sun
24 [ 00 ] WHEN LOVE TAKES OVER David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland
29 [ 39 ] LA TEVA DECISIO (GET A LIFE) Susanne Georgi
31 [ 00 ] LOVE ETC. Pet Shop Boys
33 [ 00 ] PAPARAZZI Lady GaGa
37 [ 40 ] CARRY ME IN YOUR DREAMS Kejsi Tola
40 [ 00 ] RUN Amy MacDonald
So, how many other records have entered my top forty without being in the breakers in the previous month?I wrote:“Bruised Water” spent ten months awaiting a place in the top forty - the last of these being in April. As it fell three places to number 63 in the extended chart last month, it was then removed from the breakers - but now it climbs 27 places, to debut at number 36 for Chicane Vs Natasha Bedingfield. Since the inception of the breakers chart in the early 1990’s, there are very few other hits whose top forty run has not immediately followed a period there!
on Thursday May 28th 2009Tiger wrote:
Didn't know you were such a dance fan
Voulez Vouse is one of the only ABBA songs I really like surprisingly. DJ Sammy's is really uppity and nice and Sheryl Dean is gorgeous
Tiger wrote:09 - EVERYTIME WE TOUCH Cascada
10 - WINTER DT8 Project Featuring Andrea Britton
I actually didn't know you were such a Dance fan but still awesome
This was a very interesting post. I used to listen to UK charts every week from 86 onwards and wrote them down, around 92/93 i started my own charts and would run them down chart show style from tape (from radio) or on cassette or vinyl. I got so bored with the real charts around the turn of the millennium i stopeed writing them down. By that point my own charts had got much bigger and now included pre-releases with more reliance on TV channels like The Box than radio, i continued to do chart rundowns but this time with taped videos and then only CDs. As CD's became rarer and i got a laptop, YouTube virtually became my new playlist function for singles. Now that you have HD, and i don't yet have iTunes access, YouTube is perfect for my listening- which is also why i post YT links in my chart threads. This battle over copyrights lately has caused a few problems but videos are always online somewhere.CZB wrote:A further way in which I continue to regularly hear my hits and breakers long after radio stations have stopped playing them is that at least once a month, for nearly thirty years, I've set aside a few hours to play my own charts, in a similar format to the radio chart shows - although it has varied over the years. (I've wondered if other contributors to these forums do the same, on a weekly basis or whatever!) Originally, everything was played on vinyl. Later, after I first bought a CD player and started to buy in this format too, typically I played alternate tracks on vinyl and on CD. More recently, it has been CDs only. And, in only the last few months, I've switched almost entirely to Youtube, for a monthly five-hour countdown - starting with the previous month's Chartbuster and number one, then all the breakers, 40->1, then all the hits 40->1, with the new Chartbuster again just before the top 20 and at the end. 84 tracks, with an average length of around three and a half minutes, fit comfortably into five hours - although I'm currently finding that there are quite a few featured tracks that are closer to the three-minute mark (and those by Fixkes and Ishtar are much shorter even than this!) - so I'm also able to fit in a few number ones from years gone by, which I'm now including links for in these postings. This is partly why I changed the format of my postings here to include all the Youtube links - although it was partly inspired also by one or more of your threads elsewhere in this forum!
I don't think they will, to be honest - despite popularity in this forum, I very much doubt that there's any major demand for their work in the UK.DC34ever wrote:will Polarkreis 18 get arelease in the UK? totally surprised to se eit on some personal charts!
Milk Inc are certainly my favourite act of those mentioned in this feature - currently number 20 in my top 100 artists!Tiger wrote:01 COCO JAMBOO - Mr President
03 WALK ON WATER - Milk Inc.
01 IF I WERE YOU - Candee Jay
02 ADAGIO - Tiesto
Best? Milk Inc.!!
Part of the reason for the slowness is that I've always just done one chart a month. When I began, I felt there were bound to be weeks in which I just wouldn't have time, although I would always be able to make time once a month. And while I was studying (for six years) and then working (for seven) I think that was true. But I typically only heard maybe three or four tracks a week anyway that I liked enough to buy (and nowadays it's often more like one or two!!). Which may not sound much - but over nearly thirty years, it's around 4,700 tracks in total (about evenly split between hits and breakers).Blondini wrote:I don't know how you can listen to ANYTHING for months on end! Your charts are so slow they make Billboard look fast!
One reason is that I effectively took "early retirement" at the age of 28 several years ago. In a previous recession in the early 1990's, the largest firms were disposing of many qualified accountants. I survived a few rounds of redundancies - but was eventually surplus to requirements. Since then, I have only worked on average for one or two days a week - so I have plenty of spare time for other things, such as postings and projects on this forum (like my main one at the moment in "Chart Analysis", the "Europarades" from 2004 onwards).jszmiles wrote:Wow, you are real analysis' freak (in good way).
How do you find time for all of this. (I wish I had some more for making such analysis for my chart as well)...
It's not just me, then!!!!!Blondini wrote: i started my own charts and would run them down chart show style from tape (from radio) or on cassette or vinyl....i continued to do chart rundowns but this time with taped videos and then only CDs. As CD's became rarer....YouTube virtually became my new playlist function for singles.
Yes - although not for very much longer, as I will be 45 in a few weeks' time. I am (and have always been!) just a few days younger than.......Bonnie Langford.Blondini wrote:How old are you- early 40's?