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  • membranemusic
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    Happy New Year Mr Tibbs, and all other correspondents! Keep up the good work.

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  • MrTibbs
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    I have amended the chart from October 15th to October 1st above guys. I will add the 15th again in 2 days so all charts run in correct sequence.

    May I take this opportunity of wishing you all a very Happy New Year when the time comes in a few hours and I really hope 2021 is going to be kinder to us all than 2020.

    Thanks again for all your continuing interest and support in both threads I have posted this year and the good news is I will continue this with lots more years into 2021.

    Have a good one tonight guys

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  • MrTibbs
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    Oops. Thats what i get for rushing before i left for work as a nurse. I saw the 1 in the index and grabbed it not realising it was 15. Sorry guys will post the 1st when i get in tonight

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  • Graham76man
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    What's going off Brian you have the 15 October for the 1 October chart?

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers !

    There are 14 differences this week in chart positions between the BBC Chart Top 20 and The Ultimate Averaged Chart Top 20.

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending October 1st 1960.


    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending October 1st 1960 NME RM MM DISC RR Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 80 60 110 50 30 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    3 1 Tell Laura I Love Her - Ricky Valance 1 1 1 1 1 1 9900
    5 2 Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison 2 3 3 3 2 4 9260
    9 3 Nine Times Out Of Ten - Cliff Richard 3 2 2 4 4 6 9130
    2 4 The Girl Of My Best Friend / A Mess Of Blues - Elvis Presley* 5= 7 6 2 6 3 8920
    1 5 Apache - The Shadows 4 5 5 5 3 2 8770
    6 6 How About That - Adam Faith 5= 4 4 6 5 10 8460
    4 7 Because They're Young - Duane Eddy 7= 6 8 7 7 5 8000
    16 8 So Sad / Lucille - The Everly Brothers 9 11 7 8 10 15 7100
    8 9 As Long As He Needs Me - Shirley Bassey 7= 8 14 11 8 9 6870
    15 10 Walk Don't Run - The Ventures 10= 9 9 10 14 11 6840
    10 11 Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis 12 13 12 9 15 7 6520
    14 12 Walk Don't Run - The John Barry Seven 10= 10 11 12 11 18 6360
    7 13 Please Don't Tease - Cliff Richard 15 23 17 13 13 8 5050
    11 14 When Will I Be Loved - The Everly Brothers 16 17 20 18 12 13 4700
    28 15 Let's Think About Living - Bob Luman 17 20 18 15 18 21 4370
    12 16 Paper Roses - The Kaye Sisters 14 16 14 16 14 4330
    13 17 Please Help Me I'm Falling - Hank Locklin 13 15 10 9 12 4210
    17 18 Image Of A Girl - Mark Wynter 18 13 16 19 3090
    NEW 19 Rocking Goose - Johnny and The Hurricanes 19= 22 17 2260
    18 20 Love Is Like A Violin - Ken Dodd 21 19 16 1850
    NEW 21 Chain Gang - Sam Cooke 18 19 1760
    29 22 Passing Breeze - Russ Conway 19 20 27 1630
    23 23 Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport - Rolf Harris 19 23 1560
    19 24 Lorelei - Lonnie Donegan 20 24 1420
    24 25 Caribbean Honeymoon - Frank Weir 24 19 1160
    21 26 Volare - Bobby Rydell 19= 26 17 29 1160
    26 27 Fish Man - Ian Menzies 15 960
    27 28 I'll Be Your Hero / Jet Black Machine - Vince Taylor 16 900
    RE 29 Nice 'N' Easy - Frank Sinatra 26 25 580
    RE 30 Image Of A Girl - Nelson Keene 25 480
    A Mess Of Blues - Elvis Presley 12
    Lucille- The Everly Brothers 14
    Shakin' All Over - Johnny Kidd and The Pirates 17 420
    If She Should Come To You - Anthony Newley 20 330
    I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee 22 270
    MacDonald's Cave - The Piltdown Men 28 240
    Ee-O-Eleven - Sammy Davis Jnr 29 160
    What A Mouth - Tommy Steele 29 160
    Feel So Fine - Johnny Preston 26 150
    Wondrous Place - Billy Fury 28 90
    Them There Eyes - Emile Ford and The Checkmates 30 30
    * This week the split sides would have affected NME's
    averaged chart position so an average was taken
    from the other 4 charts giving an average of 4.25
    and awarded to NME to give a more representative
    chart position for both sides together.



    Last edited by MrTibbs; Fri January 1, 2021, 12:05.

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  • Graham76man
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    I printed out the 24 September Chart of Brian's and put on the sheet the own's from 45 Cat (less the value on 45 Cat, then added the points of the 30 back in giving it a new look. The owns on 45 Cat are one of the best indicators of how well a record sold since the site has a huge membership and a massive amount of record information. If you remove the valuation figure you can remove the rare collectable records and people who might have got it for the money. Though looking at some valuations and people that own the records the site must have a lot of very rich people as members!
    For example Sex Pistols Anarchy In The U.K - has 112 owns with a valuation of over £700!

    The Shadows remain top (I had to ignore the valuation figure as it would have cancelled out nearly all the owns) I assume the valuation figure on 45 Cat (£155) must be for an odd version. As I can't see the stock copy being that valuable since it topped the charts for weeks!!
    The rest of the top ten:
    2 Duane Eddy
    3 Roy Orbison
    4 Johnny Kidd
    5 Elvis Presley
    6 Cliff - Tease
    7 Everly Brothers
    8 Adam Faith
    9 Ricky Valance
    10 Cliff - Nine

    Five out of Brian's Chart - Numbers 21, 24, 26, 27, 30.
    In the chart from outside Sam Cooke 17, Bryan 20, Jim 22, Frank 28, Wanda 29.

    The worst performer and very probably a hyped record is Frank Weir and Caribbean Honeymoon. This has only FIVE owns on 45 Cat! Terrible performance for an NME chart record!

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  • MrTibbs
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    Yeah and they are a nuisance to work with as a bit more time consuming to establish appropriate chart position. Curses on the NME

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  • Woz1234
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    Double AA's from Elvis & Everly Brothers
    Last edited by Woz1234; Wed December 30, 2020, 21:35.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers !

    There are 15 differences this week in chart positions between the BBC Chart Top 20 and The Ultimate Averaged Chart Top 20.

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending September 24th 1960.

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending September 24th 1960 NME RM MM DISC RR Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 80 60 110 50 30 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Apache - The Shadows 1 1 1 2 1 1 9790
    2 2 A Mess Of Blues / The Girl Of My Best Friend - Elvis Presley 4 6 2 1 4 2 9260
    5 3 Tell Laura I Love Her - Ricky Valance 2 3 3 3 3 4 9210
    3 4 Because They're Young - Duane Eddy 3 4 5 4 2 3 8980
    6 5 Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison 5 2 4 5 5 5 8880
    17 6 How About That - Adam Faith 6 5 6 7 6 18 7860
    4 7 Please Don't Tease - Cliff Richard 9 11 9 6 8 7 7540
    8 8 As Long As He Needs Me - Shirley Bassey 7 8 12 8 7 9 7370
    NEW 9 Nine Times Out Of Ten - Cliff Richard 8 7 7 9 9 26 7030
    9 10 Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis 10 10 8 10 12 8 7010
    7 11 When Will I Be Loved - The Everly Brothers 12 14 14 12 10 6 6270
    10 12 Paper Roses - The Kaye Sisters 11 13 15 11 11 10 6230
    16 13 Please Help Me I'm Falling - Hank Locklin 14 17 13 13 15 13 5520
    26 14 Walk Don't Run - The John Barry Seven 13 16 17 14 13 24 5020
    19 15 Walk Don't Run - The Ventures 15 12 10 15 17 4960
    NEW 16 So Sad / Lucille - The Everly Brothers 16 15 10 16 28 4280
    13 17 Image Of A Girl - Mark Wynter 17= 23 19 17 18 11 4150
    11 18 Love Is Like A Violin - Ken Dodd 17= 22 19 16 15 3270
    18 19 Lorelei - Lonnie Donegan 29 18 14 2100
    12 20 Shakin' All Over - Johnny Kidd and The Pirates 21 17 12 2070
    22 21 Volare - Bobby Rydell 20 18 20 22 1860
    15 22 If She Should Come To You - Anthony Newley 17= 24 14 20 1740
    14 23 Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport - Rolf Harris 20 19 1570
    25 24 Caribbean Honeymoon - Frank Weir 20 20 1540
    20 25 I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee 25 19 16 1530
    NEW 26 Fish Man - Ian Menzies 16 900
    NEW 27 I'll Be Your Hero / Jet Black Machine - Vince Taylor 18 780
    23 28 Let's Think About Living - Bob Luman 26 29 460
    NEW 29 Passing Breeze - Russ Conway 26 400
    28 30 Feel So Fine - Johnny Preston 21 300
    The Girl Of My Best Friend - Elvis Presley 8
    Lucille - The Everly Brothers 19
    Chain Gang - Sam Cooke 28 240
    I'd Do Anything - Mike Preston 23 240
    Nice 'N' Easy - Frank Sinatra 25 180
    Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Brian Hyland 27 120
    Let's Have A Party - Wanda Jackson 30 80
    He'll Have To Go - Jim Reeves 30 30

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers !

    There are 10 differences this week in chart positions between the BBC Chart Top 20 and The Ultimate Averaged Chart Top 20.

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending September 17th 1960.

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending September 17th 1960 NME RM MM DISC RR Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 80 60 110 50 30 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Apache - The Shadows 1 1 1 1 1 1 9900
    3 2 A Mess Of Blues / The Girl Of My Best Friend - Elvis Presley 3 3 2 2 4 2 9390
    2 3 Because They're Young - Duane Eddy 2 2 3 3 2 3 9370
    4 4 Please Don't Tease - Cliff Richard 4 7 5 4 3 4 8660
    7 5 Tell Laura I Love Her - Ricky Valance 5= 4 4 5 9 7 8460
    9 6 Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison 5= 5 6 7 6 13 8010
    5 7 When Will I Be Loved - The Everly Brothers 7 11 7 6 5 6 7840
    6 8 As Long As He Needs Me - Shirley Bassey 8 8 8 8 7 10 7580
    8 9 Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis 9 9 9 10 8 5 7320
    11 10 Paper Roses - The Kaye Sisters 10 10 10 9 10 9 7070
    12 11 Love Is Like A Violin - Ken Dodd 11 13 15 12 11 8 6180
    10 12 Shakin' All Over - Johnny Kidd and The Pirates 12 15 16 11 14 14 5740
    17 13 Image Of A Girl - Mark Wynter 13 23 11 13 12 18 5160
    15 14 Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport - Rolf Harris 15= 16 20 14 18 17 4800
    13 15 If She Should Come To You - Anthony Newley 14 14 19 20 13 11 4790
    19 16 Please Help Me I'm Falling - Hank Locklin 18= 22 13 17 16 16 4540
    NEW 17 How About That - Adam Faith 15= 12 12 15 4420
    16 18 Lorelei - Lonnie Donegan 17 17 16 20 15 3800
    28 19 Walk Don't Run - The Ventures 20 19 14 17 26 2830
    14 20 I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee 18= 18 15 12 2410
    18 21 Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Brian Hyland 24 19 20 2210
    25 22 Volare - Bobby Rydell 21 19 24 1610
    NEW 23 Let's Think About Living - Bob Luman 18 1430
    NEW 24 Nice 'N' Easy - Frank Sinatra 25 20 28 1230
    23 25 Caribbean Honeymoon - Frank Weir 26 18 1180
    NEW 26 Walk Don't Run - The John Barry Seven 20 880
    26 27 Talkin' Army Blues - Josh McCrae 17 840
    20 28 Feel So Fine - Johnny Preston 27 19 680
    22 29 Good Timin' - Jimmy Jones 28 22 510
    24 30 Look For A Star - Garry Mills 21 300
    The Girl Of My Best Friend - Elvis Presley 6
    Mais Oui - The King Brothers 23 240
    Mama / Robot Man - Connie Francis 25 180
    White Cliffs Of Dover - Mr. Acker Bilk 29 160
    Alley Oop - The Hollywood Argyles 27 120
    I Just Go For You - Jimmy Jones 30 80
    I'd Do Anything - Mike Preston 29 60
    He'll Have To Go - Jim Reeves 30 30

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  • MrTibbs
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    The Ventures debut this week with Walk Don't Run soon to be joined by The John Barry Seven version and both will reach the Top 10. Even by this time this is where The Sheet Music Chart was useful working alongside The Record Chart as it detailed how well a song did overall when there were competing versions on the chart.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers !

    There are 9 differences this week in chart positions between the BBC Chart Top 20 and The Ultimate Averaged Chart Top 20.

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending September 10th 1960.

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending September 10th 1960 NME RM MM DISC RR Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 80 60 110 50 30 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Apache - The Shadows 1 1 1 1 1 1 9900
    3 2 Because They're Young - Duane Eddy 2 2 3 3 2 2 9400
    4 3 A Mess Of Blues / The Girl Of My Best Friend - Elvis Presley 4 4 2 2 4 3 9280
    2 4 Please Don't Tease - Cliff Richard 3 3 4 4 3 4 9040
    5 5 When Will I Be Loved - The Everly Brothers 5 5 6 5 5 5 8520
    12 6 As Long As He Needs Me - Shirley Bassey 6 7 9 7 7 9 7740
    11 7 Tell Laura I Love Her - Ricky Valance 7 9 5 6 8 15 7700
    8 8 Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis 8 8 7 10 9 8 7380
    14 9 Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison 9 12 8 11 6 14 6860
    7 10 Shakin' All Over - Johnny Kidd and The Pirates 11 15 10 8 12 6 6770
    16 11 Paper Roses - The Kaye Sisters 12 10 15 9 17 7 6480
    9 12 Love Is Like A Violin - Ken Dodd 10 11 12 12 10 11 6480
    6 13 If She Should Come To You - Anthony Newley 13 14 11 13 11 12 6110
    15 14 I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee 14 13 17 15 14 13 5430
    10 15 Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport - Rolf Harris 15 16 14 14 16 16 5290
    13 16 Lorelei - Lonnie Donegan 16 17 18 18 13 10 4860
    18 17 Image Of A Girl - Mark Wynter 17 24 19 16 15 17 4150
    17 18 Itsy Bitsy Teent Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Brian Hyland 18 18 17 20 18 3520
    NEW 19 Please Help Me I'm Falling - Hank Locklin 19 21 13 18 23 2770
    21 20 Feel So Fine - Johnny Preston 22 20 19 2290
    RE 21 Please Help Me I'm Falling - The Brook Brothers 20= 19 1320
    19 22 Good Timin' - Jimmy Jones 20 21 1180
    23 23 Caribbean Honeymoon - Frank Weir 27 20 980
    22 24 Look For A Star - Garry Mills 23 20 970
    29 25 Volare - Bobby Rydell 20= 19 960
    20 26 Talkin' Army Blues - Josh McCrae 15 960
    27 27 Mule Skinner Blues - The Fendermen 20= 19 600
    NEW 28 Walk Don't Run - The Ventures 25 480
    25 29 Image Of A Girl - Nelson Keene 26 400
    24 30 Mais Oui - The King Brothers 29 26 310
    The Girl Of My Best Friend - Elvis Presley 6
    Walking To New Orleans - Fats Domino 22 270
    White Cliffs Of Dover - Mr Acker Bilk 28 240
    Alley Oop - The Hollywood Argyles 24 210
    Mama / Robot Man - Connie Francis 25 180
    I'd Do Anything - Mike Preston 27 120
    Theme From 'A Summer Place' - Percy Faith 28 90
    Broken Doll - Tommy Bruce 30 80
    I Wanna Go Home - Lonnie Donegan 29 60
    Them There Eyes - Emile Ford and The Checkmates 30 30

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  • MrTibbs
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    Although Mark Wynter made the Top 20 with his version, Image Of A Girl, it potentially would have been bigger if the sales were not diluted by Jericho Brown and Nelson Keene also taking their versions into the Top 30.

    This happened often throughout the fifties and early sixties when competing versions all charted splitting sales. This struck me as relevant just now as I was working on the February 1961 charts where undoubtedly Petula Clark would have had a #1 with Sailor if Anne Shelton's version was not also in the Top 10 as Petula obviously came close by topping both Disc and RR in the same week.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers !

    There are 12 differences this week in chart positions between the BBC Chart Top 20 and The Ultimate Averaged Chart Top 20.

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending September 3rd 1960.

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending September 3rd 1960 NME RM MM DISC RR Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 80 60 110 50 30 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Apache - The Shadows 1 1 1 1 1 1 9900
    2 2 Please Don't Tease - Cliff Richard 2 3 4 2 2 2 9370
    4 3 Because They're Young - Duane Eddy 3 2 2 4 3 4 9240
    3 4 A Mess Of Blues / The Girl Of My Best Friend - Elvis Presley 4 4 3 3 4 3 9110
    5 5 When Will I Be Loved - The Everly Brothers 5 5 5 5 5 5 8580
    8 6 If She Should Come To You - Anthony Newley 6 6 8 7 6 6 8020
    6 7 Shakin' All Over - Johnny Kidd and The Pirates 7 11 7 6 8 7 7660
    10 8 Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis 9= 7 6 11 11 11 7220
    12 9 Love Is Like A Violin - Ken Dodd 8 9 13 9 9 8 7050
    7 10 Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport - Rolf Harris 9= 14 9 8 7 10 7040
    17 11 Tell Laura I Love Her - Ricky Valance 12 12 10 10 16 14 6350
    20 12 As Long As He Needs Me - Shirley Bassey 11 10 17 13 12 9 6110
    19 13 Lorelei - Lonnie Donegan 13 13 11 15 13 17 5720
    15 14 Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison 15= 16 12 14 14 15 5540
    11 15 I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee 14 15 14 18 10 12 5350
    13 16 Paper Roses - The Kaye Sisters 15= 17 19 12 15 13 5270
    9 17 Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Brian Hyland 17 19 15 16 17 20 4600
    18 18 Image Of A Girl - Mark Wynter 19 21 20 17 18 23 3890
    14 19 Good Timin' - Jimmy Jones 18 17 19 19 16 3490
    21 20 Talkin' Army Blues - Josh McCrae 20= 16 20 2110
    23 21 Feel So Fine - Johnny Preston 20= 20 18 1270
    16 22 Look For A Star - Garry Mills 21 22 1070
    NEW 23 Caribbean Honeymoon - Frank Weir 28 18 1020
    24 24 Mais Oui - The King Brothers 23 24 850
    NEW 25 Image Of A Girl - Nelson Keene 24 560
    NEW 26 I Just Go For You - Jimmy Jones 24 560
    30 27 Mule Skinner Blues - The Fendermen 20= 20 550
    28 28 Walking To New Orleans - Fats Domino 29 19 520
    NEW 29 Volare - Bobby Rydell 26 400
    NEW 30 Broken Doll - Tommy Bruce 27 320
    The Girl Of My Best Friend - Elvis Presley 8
    Ain't Misbehavin' - Tommy Bruce 21 300
    Please Help Me I'm Falling - Hank Locklin 29 28 250
    Mama / Robot Man - Connie Francis 25 180
    Let's Think About Living - Bob Luman 29 160
    When Johnny Comes Marching Home / Made You - Adam Faith 26 150
    I Wanna Go Home - Lonnie Donegan 27 120
    Alley Oop - The Hollywood Argyles 29 60
    White Cliff Of Dover - Mr. Acker Bilk 30 30

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  • MrTibbs
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    Christmas Greetings Pop Pickers !

    There are again 8 differences this week in chart positions between the BBC Chart Top 20 and The Ultimate Averaged Chart Top 20.

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending August 27th 1960.


    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending August 27th 1960 NME RM MM DISC RR Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 80 60 110 50 30 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Apache - The Shadows 1 1 1 1 1 1 9900
    2 2 Please Don't Tease - Cliff Richard 2 2 2 2 2 2 9570
    3 3 A Mess Of Blues / The Girl Of My Best Friend - Elvis Presley 3 4 3 3 3 3 9160
    6 4 Because They're Young - Duane Eddy 4 3 4 4 5 6 8880
    5 5 When Will I Be Loved - The Everly Brothers 5 5 5 6 4 4 8550
    4 6 Shakin' All Over - Johnny Kidd and The Pirates 6 6 6 5 7 5 8340
    8 7 Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport - Rolf Harris 7 8 7 7 6 10 7800
    7 8 If She Should Come To You - Anthony Newley 8 7 8 8 8 7 7700
    9 9 Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Brian Hyland 9 14 11 10 10 14 6430
    15 10 Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis 12= 9 9 13 16 13 6350
    13 11 I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee 10 10 10 15 9 15 6280
    14 12 Love Is Like A Violin - Ken Dodd 12= 18 15 9 11 8 6110
    11 13 Paper Roses - The Kaye Sisters 14 16 18 11 12 17 5550
    10 14 Good Timin' - Jimmy Jones 11 11 12 13 9 5250
    21 15 Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison 15 19 14 16 14 22 4750
    12 16 Look For A Star - Garry Mills 18= 20 20 18 15 11 4370
    27 17 Tell Laura I Love Her - Ricky Valance 17 17 15 14 26 4100
    22 18 Image Of A Girl - Mark Wynter 20 22 17 17 20 3650
    NEW 19 Lorelei - Lonnie Donegan 16 13 12 17 3280
    17 20 As Long As He Needs Me - Shirley Bassey 18= 14 18 12 2580
    18 21 Talkin' Army Blues - Josh McCrae 13 20 2290
    16 22 Mama / Robot Man - Connie Francis 25 19 18 2190
    26 23 Feel So Fine - Johnny Preston 23 19 20 1570
    19 24 Mais Oui - The King Brothers 20 16 1330
    24 25 Ain't Misbehavin' - Tommy Bruce 24 19 920
    28 26 Listen Little Girl - Keith Kelly 19 720
    23 27 Made You / When Johnny Comes Marching Home - Adam Faith 26 21 700
    29 28 Walking To New Orleans - Fats Domino 27 23 560
    25 29 What A Mouth - Tommy Steel 29 25 340
    NEW 30 Mule Skinner Blues - The Fendermen 27 320
    The Girl Of My Best Friend - Elvis Presley 12
    I Wanna Go Home - Lonnie Donegan 24 210
    Image Of A Girl - Nelson Keene 29 160
    Train Of Love - Alma Cogan 27 120
    Theme From 'A Summer Place' - Percy Faith 28 90
    Old Oaken Bucket - Tommy Sands 29 60
    He'll Have To Go - Jim Reeves 30 30

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  • Robbie
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    Interesting facts from 45cat.com: 'A Mess Of Blues' was the last RCA Victor single to be released on both 78rpm and 45rpm. The single was poorly marketed in the UK as RCA released the single as a stop gap while waiting for legal wranglings over 'It's Now Or Never' to be sorted. The problem was copyright problems in the European markets. In the US there was no such problems. In the US 'A Mess Of Blues' was relegated to the B side of 'It's Now Or Never' and 'The Girl Of My Best Friend' never saw the light of day as a single.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Agreed Robbie. It was the stronger side. Mess Of Blues was never one of his best.

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  • Robbie
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    Merry Christmas Mr Tibbs.

    I've always preferred 'The Girl Of My Best Friend' to 'A Mess Of The Blues'. At least the song became a hit in its own right in 1976.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Roy Orbison kicks off his illustrious career with a single heading for #1, but Ricky Valance will beat him to it.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Merry Christmas Pop Pickers !

    There are 8 differences this week in chart positions between the BBC Chart Top 20 and The Ultimate Averaged Chart Top 20.

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending August 20th 1960.

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending August 20th 1960 NME RM MM DISC RR Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 80 60 110 50 30 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    2 1 Apache - The Shadows 1 1 1 2 1 2 9760
    1 2 Please Don't Tease - Cliff Richard 2 2 2 1 2 1 9710
    3 3 A Mess Of Blues/ The Girl Of My Best Friend - Elvis Presley 3 3 3 3 3 4 9210
    4 4 Shakin' All Over - Johnny Kidd and The Pirates 4 5 6 4 5 3 8690
    6 5 When Will I Be Loved - The Everly Brothers 5 6 4 5 4 5 8610
    7 6 Because They're Young - Duane Eddy 6 4 5 6 6 7 8440
    9 7 If She Should Come To You - Anthony Newley 7 7 7 8 8 6 7790
    10 8 Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport - Rolf Harris 8 7 8 7 10 9 7650
    8 9 Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Brian Hyland 9 11 9 9 7 8 7230
    5 10 Good Timin' - Jimmy Jones 10 9 11 10 9 10 7000
    15 11 Paper Roses - The Kaye Sisters 12 13 13 13 12 16 5900
    11 12 Look For A Star - Garry Mills 11 12 17 14 11 13 5770
    16 13 I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee 13 10 10 12 12 5600
    17 14 Love Is Like A Violin - Ken Dodd 14 21 19 11 13 11 5220
    NEW 15 Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis 17= 17 12 16 3910
    12 16 Mama / Robot Man - Connie Francis 15 25 17 14 14 3380
    19 17 As Long As He Needs Me - Shirley Bassey 17= 13 20 19 20 3030
    20 18 Talkin' Army Blues - Josh McCrae 19= 14 15 2780
    21 19 Mais Oui - The King Brothers 16 16 16 18 2340
    NEW 20 Please Help Me I'm Falling - The Brook Brothers 16 19 2220
    NEW 21 Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison 28 17 17 23 2020
    NEW 22 Image Of A Girl - Mark Wynter 18 20 1980
    14 23 When Johnny Comes Marching Home / Made You - Adam Faith 19= 23 15 17 1860
    13 24 Ain't Misbehavin' - Tommy Bruce 20 18 21 1830
    18 25 What A Mouth - Tommy Steele 30 20 15 1770
    28 26 Feel So Fine - Johnny Preston 18 27 1160
    NEW 27 Tell Laura I Love Her - Ricky Valance 19 960
    24 28 Listen Little Girl - Keith Kelly 15 960
    25 29 Walking To New Orleans - Fats Domino 22 24 930
    23 30 I Wanna Go Home - Lonnie Donegan 24 22 830
    The Girl Of My Best Friend - Elvis Presley 15
    Train Of Love - Alma Cogan 26 400
    Angela Jones - Michael Cox 19 360
    Mule Skinner Blues - The Fendermen 27 320
    Old Oaken Bucket - Tommy Sands 25 180
    Handy Man - Jimmy Jones 29 160
    How Do You Know It's Love - Teresa Brewer 26 150
    The Lady Is A Tramp - Buddy Greco 28 90
    Apache - Bert Weedon 29 60
    He'll Have To Go - Jim Reeves 30 30

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  • MrTibbs
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    I will post todays chart a bit later today.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Wishing all u guys all the compliments of the season at this difficult time in the world.

    I hope you all have a spcial time today.

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  • setg1
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    Another cover of "Apache" by Jørgen Ingmann (nowhere near as good as the Shadows' version either) was the hit version in the US and Scandinavia. That version doesn't appear to have received a UK release at all, probably they realized it wouldn't sell. The Nordic countries probably went for Ingmann's version because he was Danish (and thus more of a local artist), no idea about the US...

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  • Metalweb
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    Didn't Bert Weedon's version actually pre-date the Shadows?

    Obviously inferior nonetheless...

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  • MrTibbs
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    Yeah it's not good Brian, why would anyone want to buy that version over The Shadows superior version.

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