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  • Splodj
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    'Georgia On My Mind' is a candidate for the song that inspired 'Yesterday' ...
    https://www.aaronkrerowicz.com/beatl...tles-yesterday

    'Little Donkey' was Nina and Frederi(c)k's biggest hit and epitomised their gentle virtuous image. So in 1994 I was somewhat surprised to hear of Frederik's death in the Philippines from a drug smuggling related shooting.

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  • brian05
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    NEW 22 Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
    Hope President Trump has heard of this song.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings 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 December 10th 1960.

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending December 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 It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley 1 1 1 1 1 1 9900
    2 2 Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters 2 2 2 2 2 2 9570
    11 3 I Love You / 'D' In Love - Cliff Richard 3 4 4 3 5 4 8970
    6 4 Strawberry Fair / A Boy Without A Girl - Anthony Newley 4 3 3 5 6 8 8720
    8 5 Little Donkey - Nina and Frederick 7 6 6 4 8 3 8460
    3 6 Man Of Mystery / The Stranger - The Shadows 6 7 5 7 3 5 8460
    5 7 Goodness Gracious Me - Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren 5 5 7 6 4 7 8340
    4 8 Rocking Goose - Johnny and The Hurricanes 8 8 8 8 7 6 7700
    7 9 My Heart Has A Mind Of It's Own - Connie Francis 9 15 11 9 9 10 6630
    10 10 As Long As He Needs Me - Shirley Bassey 11 12 12 13 10 9 6350
    19 11 Lonely Pup - Adam Faith 10 9 13 11 15 18 6230
    16 12 Gurney Slade - Max Harris 13 10 10 12 16 19 6140
    9 13 Dreamin' - Johnny Burnette 12 14 14 10 13 14 6100
    18 14 Poetry In Motion - Johnny Tillotson 14 11 9 14 14 22 5910
    12 15 Ol' MacDonald - Frank Sinatra 15 16 17 15 11 11 5400
    15 16 My Love For You - Johnny Mathis 17= 17 18 17 19 12 4610
    20 17 Blue Angel / Today's Teardrops - Roy Orbison 17= 13 18 20 20 17 4400
    14 18 Lively - Lonnie Donegan 16 19 16 12 13 4100
    13 19 Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison 19 27 18 17 15 2930
    27 20 Perfidia - The Ventures 20 20 16 18 27 2550
    21 21 Milord - Edith Piaf 24 19 26 2030
    NEW 22 Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles 18 1040
    26 23 Just As Much As Ever - Nat King Cole 21 23 1040
    22 24 Kommotion - Duane Eddy 23 20 970
    25 25 Wild Side Of Life - Josh McCrae 15 960
    NEW 26 Time Will Tell - Ian Gregory 20 660
    23 27 Mr. Custer - Charlie Drake 30 16 530
    28 28 McDonald's Cave - The Piltdown Men 28 24 450
    NEW 29 Little Girl - Marty Wilde 26 400
    17 30 Let's Think About Living - Bob Luman 21 300
    The Stranger - The Shadows 22
    G. I. Blues - (LP) - Elvis Presley 25 480
    Kicking Up The Leaves - Mark Wynter 25 180
    Even More Party Pops - Russ Conway 29 160
    Please Help Me I'm Falling - Hank Locklin 28 90
    Sorry Robbie - Bert Weedon 29 60
    Apache - The Shadows 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 5
    to The Shadows and awarded to NME to give a
    more representative chart position for both sides
    together.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Garry Mills' Top Teen Baby is a time capsule of the era as far as terminology goes with references to 'chicks' 'nylon hose' 'petticoats' 'bopping' 'Saturday hops' 'dig her' 'wiggle when she walks'. Try saying those terms to the women now

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers ​​

    There are 7 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 December 3rd 1960.

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending December 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 It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley 1 1 1 1 1 1 9900
    3 2 Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters 2 2 2 2 3 2 9520
    5 3 Man Of Mystery / The Stranger - The Shadows 3 6 3 4 2 5 8880
    2 4 Rocking Goose - Johnny and The Hurricanes 4= 5 6 3 5 3 8800
    8 5 Goodness Gracious Me - Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren 4= 4 5 5 4 4 8740
    16 6 Strawberry Fair / A Boy Without A Girl - Anthony Newley 6 3 4 9 10 12 7900
    4 7 My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own - Connie Francis 7 7 7 8 8 7 7760
    10 8 Little Donkey - Nina and Frederick 8 11 10 6 7 8 7500
    7 9 Dreamin' - Johnny Burnette 9 9 11 7 9 9 7360
    6 10 As Long As He Needs Me - Shirley Bassey 10 10 9 10 6 6 7310
    NEW 11 I Love You / 'D' In Love - Cliff Richard 11 8 8 12 14 23 6400
    20 12 Ol' MacDonald - Frank Sinatra 12 12 14 14 12 16 5810
    9 13 Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison 13 16 20 11 13 11 5560
    13 14 Lively - Lonnie Donegan 14 14 15 18 11 18 5140
    14 15 My Love For You - Johnny Mathis 15 18 16 13 19 13 5060
    NEW 16 Gurney Slade - Max Harris 17 14 13 19 3760
    12 17 Let's Think About Living - Bob Luman 18 24 15 18 10 3600
    23 18 Poetry In Motion - Johnny Tillotson 19= 20 12 17 3560
    28 19 Lonely Pup - Adam Faith 16 22 16 15 21 3470
    15 20 Blue Angel / Today's Teardrops 19 18 20 15 2770
    17 21 Milord - Edith Piaf 19= 17 20 25 2510
    11 22 Kommotion - Duane Eddy 21 16 19 1910
    19 23 Mr. Custer - Charlie Drake 25 17 14 1690
    NEW 24 Kicking Up The Leaves - Mark Wynter 19 24 930
    26 25 Wild Side Of Life - Josh McCrae 17 840
    24 26 Just As Much As Ever - Nat King Cole 26 20 730
    NEW 27 Perfidia - The Ventures 23 640
    18 28 McDonald's Cave - The Piltdown Men 29 17 580
    27 29 Even More Party Pops - Russ Conway 27 320
    30 30 Chain Gang - Sam Cooke 22 270
    The Stranger - The Shadows 13
    Milord - Frankie Vaughan 28 240
    Please Help Me I'm Falling - Hank Locklin 26 150
    So Sad / Lucille - The Everly Brothers 27 120
    Nine Times Out Of Ten - Cliff Richard 28 90
    Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles 30 80
    Sorry Robbie - Bert Weedon 29 60
    Top Teen Baby - Garry Mills 30 30

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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 November 26th 1960.

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending November 26th 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 It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley 1 1 1 1 1 1 9900
    3 2 Rocking Goose - Johnny and The Hurricanes 3 4 3 2 6 4 9090
    7 3 Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters 2 2 4 3 5 6 9070
    5 4 My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own - Connie Francis 4 6 5 6 2 3 8600
    8 5 Man Of Mystery / The Stranger - The Shadows* 6= 8 2 7 4 7 8530
    4 6 As Long As He Needs Me - Shirley Bassey 5 4 6 8 3 2 8460
    6 7 Dreamin' - Johnny Burnette 8 7 8 5 9 5 8040
    10 8 Goodness Gracious Me - Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren 6= 3 7 9 7 8 7990
    2 9 Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison 9 11 9 4 8 9 7700
    23 10 Little Donkey - Nina and Frederick 10 10 13 10 11 16 6520
    11 11 Kommotion - Duane Eddy 11 15 12 13 10 13 5990
    9 12 Let's Think About Living - Bob Luman 13 17 16 12 12 11 5660
    NEW 13 Lively - Lonnie Donegan 14 14 10 17 13 5060
    12 14 My Love For You - Johnny Mathis 12 16 11 14 10 4880
    17 15 Blue Angel / Today's Teardrops - Roy Orbison 16 23 15 14 17 17 4590
    NEW 16 Strawberry Fair / A Boy Without A Girl - Anthony Newley 18 13 11 19 19 4560
    16 17 Milord - Edith Piaf 20 18 19 18 20 25 3920
    13 18 McDonald's Cave - The Piltdown Men 17 20 16 16 15 3760
    20 19 Mr. Custer - Charlie Drake 19 19 17 15 12 3170
    NEW 20 Ol' MacDonald - Frank Sinatra 15 9 14 30 2810
    14 21 Nine Times Out Of Ten - Cliff Richard 15 20 2090
    15 22 How About That - Adam Faith 20 19 1570
    NEW 23 Poetry In Motion - Johnny Tillotson 24 20 1220
    24 24 Just As Much As Ever - Nat King Cole 21 18 1190
    22 25 Sorry Robbie - Bert Weedon 28 18 28 980
    NEW 26 Wild Side Of Life - Josh McCrae 18 780
    NEW 27 Even More Party Pops - Russ Conway 22 720
    NEW 28 Lonely Pup - Adam Faith 25 27 600
    19 29 So Sad / Lucille - The Everly Brothers 27 23 560
    18 30 Chain Gang - Sam Cooke 14 510
    The Stranger - The Shadows 12
    Perfidia - The Ventures 26 400
    Walk Don't Run - The John Barry Seven 21 300
    Short'nin' Bread - The Viscounts 22 270
    Milord - Frankie Vaughan 28 240
    Please Help Me I'm Falling - Hank Locklin 24 210
    Kicking Up The Leaves - Mark Wynter 26 150
    Don't Be Cruel - Bill Black's Combo 30 80
    Never On Sunday - Manuel and The Music Of The Mountains 30 80
    Top Teen Baby - Garry Mills 29 60
    * 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 5
    to The Shadows and awarded to NME to give a
    more representative chart position for both sides
    together.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Thanks for those words of encouragement Brain, it really is most appreciated. It's difficult at times to apply a rule with 'one size fits all' but if we don't have a consistent rule like you say the process becomes subjective and open to manipulation, and at the end of the day I want to present a chart that's open with clear methodology that everyone can see.

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  • BrainDamageII
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    Thanks for that. This one just looks odd!! More than happy with how you are doing it. Got to be consistent. Keep it going. Enjoying all the nostalgia

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  • MrTibbs
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    Criteria for tie breaking brain is still the same as described on page 1. When a tie occurs it is broken by placing on highest store sample chart. In this case MM with most 110 who has Shirley at 6 and Hurricanes at 3.

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  • BrainDamageII
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    Originally posted by MrTibbs View Post
    3 Rocking Goose - Johnny and The Hurricanes 6 3 3 4 3 8950
    4 As Long As He Needs Me - Shirley Bassey 2 5 6 2 2 8950
    What is tie break criteria? Shirley looks like she should be above Hurricanes

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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 November 19th 1960.

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending November 19th 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 It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley 1 1 1 1 1 1 9900
    2 2 Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison 2 4 4 2 3 4 9180
    4 3 Rocking Goose - Johnny and The Hurricanes 4= 6 3 3 4 3 8950
    3 4 As Long As He Needs Me - Shirley Bassey 3 2 5 6 2 2 8950
    6 5 My Heart Has A Mind Of It's Own - Connie Francis 6 5 2 5 5 6 8730
    5 6 Dreamin' - Johnny Burnette 4= 3 8 4 6 5 8620
    11 7 Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters 7 7 6 7 8 8 7900
    18 8 Man Of Mystery / The Stranger - The Shadows 8 9 7 8 7 7 7650
    7 9 Let's Think About Living - Bob Luman 9= 12 11 9 9 9 6900
    25 10 Goodness Gracious Me - Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren 9= 8 9 11 10 18 6800
    21 11 Kommotion - Duane Eddy 11 13 10 12 13 16 6140
    15 12 My Love For You - Johnny Mathis 12 10 16 10 19 10 6120
    13 13 McDonald's Cave - The Piltdown Men 13 14 12 16 11 15 5630
    8 14 Nine Times Out Of Ten - Cliff Richard 15 21 15 13 16 13 5030
    9 15 How About That - Adam Faith 14 18 20 14 15 19 4730
    23 16 Milord - Edith Piaf 19 16 17 18 20 27 4140
    19 17 Blue Angel / Today's Teardrops - Roy Orbison 20 22 13 15 20 3890
    14 18 Chain Gang - Sam Cooke 15 19 19 12 12 3800
    10 19 So Sad / Lucille - The Everly Brothers 17 22 17 14 11 3710
    20 20 Mr. Custer - Charlie Drake 18 15 14 17 14 3510
    12 21 Walk Don't Run - The John Barry Seven 26 18 20 18 17 3460
    27 22 Sorry Robbie - Bert Weedon 24 18 1340
    NEW 23 Little Donkey - Nina and Frederick 17 30 1150
    29 24 Just As Much As Ever - Nat King Cole 20 24 1090
    26 25 Them There Eyes - Emile Ford and The Checkmates 25 29 540
    NEW 26 Milord - Frankie Vaughan 26 400
    22 27 Short'nin' Bread - The Viscounts 21 300
    17 28 Please Help Me I'm Falling - Hank Locklin 22 270
    NEW 29 Rockin' Alone - Miki and Griff 28 240
    16 30 Tell Laura I Love Her - Ricky Valance 23 240
    The Stranger - The Shadows 11
    Apache - The Shadows 25 180
    Never On Sunday - Manuel and The Music Of The Mountains 29 160
    Top Teen Baby - Garry Mills 26 150
    The Girl Of My Best Friend / A Mess Of Blues - Elvis Presley 28 90
    Don't Be Cruel - Bill Black's Combo 30 80



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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 November 12th 1960.



    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending November 12th 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 It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley 1 1 1 1 1 1 9900
    2 2 Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison 3 3 2 2 3 3 9410
    3 3 As Long As He Needs Me - Shirley Bassey 2 2 3 3 2 2 9400
    4 4 Rocking Goose - Johnny and The Hurricanes 4 5 4 4 4 4 8830
    6 5 Dreamin' - Johnny Burnette 5 4 6 5 5 5 8600
    16 6 My Heart Has A Mind Of It's Own - Connie Francis 6 6 5 7 6 12 8020
    5 7 Let's Think About Living - Bob Luman 7 7 9 6 7 6 7940
    8 8 Nine Times Out Of Ten - Cliff Richard 13= 17 8 8 14 8 6570
    7 9 How About That - Adam Faith 10 15 15 9 13 10 6190
    9 10 So Sad / Lucille - The Everly Brothers 13= 19 11 12 8 7 6120
    19 11 Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters 15 9 7 14 18 21 6020
    11 12 Walk Don't Run - The John Barry Seven 8= 12 17 13 12 11 5890
    15 13 McDonald's Cave - The Piltdown Men 8= 8 13 18 11 14 5860
    12 14 Chain Gang - Sam Cooke 11 14 14 15 9 13 5780
    13 15 My Love For You - Johnny Mathis 12 13 11 15 9 5100
    10 16 Tell Laura I Love Her - Ricky Valance 16 22 10 10 15 4560
    14 17 Please Help Me I'm Falling - Hank Locklin 19 24 18 16 16 16 4190
    NEW 18 Man Of Mystery / The Stranger - The Shadows 20 16 10 20 25 3850
    25 19 Blue Angel / Today's Teardrops - Roy Orbison 21 16 17 22 3510
    20 20 Mr. Custer - Charlie Drake 17 10 20 19 17 3360
    NEW 21 Kommotion - Duane Eddy 18 12 28 2270
    17 22 Short'nin' Bread - The Viscounts 23 19 20 19 2270
    26 23 Milord - Edith Piaf 20 17 26 1730
    22 24 Top Teen Baby - Garry Mills 29 19 24 1690
    NEW 25 Goodness Gracious Me - Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren 18 11 1600
    27 26 Them There Eyes - Emile Ford and The Checkmates 25 18 870
    NEW 27 Sorry Robbie - Bert Weedon 25 30 510
    21 28 The Girl Of My Best Friend / A Mess Of Blues - Elvis Presley 20 330
    NEW 29 Just As Much As Ever - Nat King Cole 27 320
    23 30 Apache - The Shadows 23 240
    Today's Teardrops - Roy Orbison 28
    Walk Don't Run - The Ventures 30 27 200
    Four Little Heels - Brian Hyland 29 60

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  • MrTibbs
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    The RR #29 position for Roy Orbison has now been added to the chart for 5th November now updated above guys. The overall chart position remains the same.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Yeah Elvis blasted his way straight to the Top of the stack a first like u say in all charts and it will have a long run in pole position.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Brain, that one slipped through the net will amend later. Thanks for picking up on that.

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  • Splodj
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    Originally posted by brian05 View Post
    Its immediate Number One entry was only the third in chart history ...
    I assume NME is including My Old Man's a Dustman, which only entered at number one in the NME and RM.

    Similarly 'Jailhouse Rock' only entered at number one in the NME and RM. However, unlike Dustman, I expect Jailhouse Rock will enter at number one in the Ultimate because the only other chart at that time was MM.

    (The first Disc chart had Jailhouse Rock at number one, jointly with Story Of My Life by Michael Holliday. But this was w/e 8-Feb-58, so we don't know if it would have entered the Disc chart at number one in the week of release.)

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  • brian05
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    All 5 newspapers were agreed on Elvis entering at number one. This is what NME said,

    "Its copyright problems solved relatively quickly, It's Now Or Never was cleared for UK release and amassed a staggering advance order from dealers of almost half a million - the largest ever known at this time. Its immediate Number One entry was the only the third in chart history, and Presley's second after Jailhouse Rock. Such was the customer demand that first weekend that at least one London record shop closed for normal business and concentrated simply on selling huge stocks of It's Now Or Never."

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  • BrainDamageII
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    MrTibbs

    Shouldn't Blue Angel on RR chart be with the others

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  • Graham76man
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    Elvis and I'm trying to resit singing "from Walls Ice Cream" according to 45 Cat had 270,000 advanced orders!
    Here's another comment from 45 Cat that sums it up:
    This eagerly awaited record sold in droves and shops were cleared out of their stock within minutes of them arriving. To this day there are thousands still around, most of them well worn but also a few gems in pristine condition.
    Elvis never looked back after this and it established him as the undisputed leading figure in popular music, at least until the The Beatles came on the scene.
    There's no actual release date (just October) on 45 Cat. But the chart date would put the record as being out between 24 and 28 October. If they were using Friday dates I suspect that would have been 28 October.

    By the way the title proper is:
    Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio)

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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 November 5th 1960.


    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending November 5th 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
    NEW 1 It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley 1 1 1 1 1 1 9900
    1 2 Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison 2 2 2 2 2 3 9540
    2 3 As Long As He Needs Me - Shirley Bassey 3 3 3 3 3 2 9270
    10 4 Rocking Goose - Johnny and The Hurricanes 4 5 4 4 4 4 8830
    7 5 Let's Think About Living - Bob Luman 5= 6 7 5 8 8 8140
    9 6 Dreamin' - Johnny Burnette 5= 4 8 8 7 6 8020
    4 7 How About That - Adam Faith 7 9 9 6 6 7 7800
    6 8 Nine Times Out Of Ten - Cliff Richard 10 10 5 7 11 9 7540
    5 9 So Sad / Lucille - The Everly Brothers 8= 8 6 10 9 5 7530
    3 10 Tell Laura I Love Her - Ricky Valance 8= 13 11 9 5 10 6990
    8 11 Walk Don't Run - The John Barry Seven 11= 11 10 11 10 14 6620
    11 12 Chain Gang - Sam Cooke 11= 7 12 12 13 12 6620
    19 13 My Love For You - Johnny Mathis 13 14 14 16 12 13 5520
    13 14 Please Help Me I'm Falling - Hank Locklin 15 16 16 14 15 15 5250
    16 15 McDonald's Cave - The Piltdown Men 14 12 15 18 14 17 5180
    NEW 16 My Heart Has A Mind Of It's Own - Connie Francis 16 15 13 13 28 4430
    17 17 Short'nin' Bread - The Viscounts 17= 19 17 16 16 3460
    14 18 Walk Don't Run - The Ventures 17= 18 15 18 3190
    26 19 Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters 19= 19 16 19 3180
    NEW 20 Mr. Custer - Charlie Drake 20 20 19 25 2320
    12 21 The Girl Of My Best Friend / A Mess Of Blues - Elvis Presley 27 20 20 11 2130
    18 22 Top Teen Baby - Garry Mills 25 20 24 1900
    15 23 Apache - The Shadows 21 17 19 1860
    22 24 Never On Sunday - Don Costa 23 18 27 1410
    NEW 25 Blue Angel / Today's Teardrops- Roy Orbison 24 18 29 1400
    RE 26 Milord - Edith Piaf 19= 17 1120
    23 27 Them There Eyes - Emile Ford and The Checkmates 25 21 780
    28 28 Never On Sunday - Manuel and The Music Of The Mountains 22 720
    24 29 Because They're Young - Duane Eddy 28 22 510
    29 30 Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis 20 330
    Nice 'N' Easy - Frank Sinatra 23 240
    Sorry Robbie - Bert Weedon 29 160
    Restless - Johnny Kidd and The Pirates 26 150
    Milord - Frankie Vaughan 30 80
    Four Little Heels - Brian Hyland 30 30
    Last edited by MrTibbs; Tue January 5, 2021, 23:23.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Yeah three versions on the Top 30 Splodj and Don Costa having the slightly bigger hit, but again sales were divided so no big winner.

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  • Splodj
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    Interesting to see one version of 'Never on Sunday' pull away from the others. I recall that record shops would offer to play different versions of a song to help you decide which to buy.

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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 29th 1960.

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending October 29th 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 Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison 1 1 1 1 1 1 9900
    3 2 As Long As He Needs Me - Shirley Bassey 2 2 2 2 2 2 9570
    2 3 Tell Laura I Love Her - Ricky Valance 3 3 5 3 3 3 9120
    4 4 How About That - Adam Faith 4 4 3 5 6 4 8760
    6 5 So Sad / Lucille - The Everly Brothers* 6= 11 4 6 4 5 8600
    5 6 Nine Times Out Of Ten - Cliff Richard 5 9 7 4 5 7 8190
    8 7 Let's Think About Living - Bob Luman 6= 6 8 8 7 6 7860
    7 8 Walk Don't Run - The John Barry Seven 8= 7 10 7 9 13 7460
    14 9 Dreamin' - Johnny Burnette 8= 5 9 10 8 12 7430
    15 10 Rocking Goose - Johnny and The Hurricanes 11 10 6 9 12 11 7150
    11 11 Chain Gang - Sam Cooke 10 8 11 11 11 9 6900
    9 12 The Girl Of My Best Friend / A Mess Of Blues - Elvis Presley* 14= 16 12 14 14 8 6070
    13 13 Please Help Me I'm Falling - Hank Locklin 12 13 17 13 10 10 5940
    12 14 Walk Don't Run - The Ventures 14= 16 15 12 16 14 5510
    10 15 Apache - The Shadows 13 12 16 16 13 16 5420
    19 16 McDonald's Cave - The Piltdown Men 16 14 14 17 18 25 4750
    17 17 Short'nin' Bread - The Viscounts 18 27 13 18 15 21 3930
    21 18 Top Teen Baby - Garry Mills 19 25 20 15 27 3020
    25 19 My Love For You - Johnny Mathis 17 15 17 17 2400
    24 20 Restless - Johnny Kidd and The Pirates 18 19 22 2370
    22 21 Passing Breeze - Russ Conway 24 20 23 2010
    28 22 Never On Sunday - Don Costa 20 19 19 28 1650
    18 23 Them There Eyes - Emile Ford and The Checkmates 23 20 19 1550
    20 24 Because They're Young - Duane Eddy 18 20 1370
    26 25 Nice 'N' Easy - Frank Sinatra 21 18 1190
    NEW 26 Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters 18 780
    27 27 Never On Sunday - Lyn Cornell 20 30 690
    29 28 Never On Sunday - Manuel and The Music Of The Mountains 25 480
    16 29 Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis 15 480
    NEW 30 Wondrous Place - Billy Fury 28 26 390
    A Mess Of Blues - Elvis Presley 20
    Lucille - Everly Brothers 22
    Learning The Game - Buddy Holly 28 240
    Paper Roses - The Kaye Sisters 24 210
    Lonely / Sweetie Pie - Eddie Cochran 30 80
    Mr. Custer - Charlie Drake 30 80
    Please Don't Tease - Cliff Richard 29 60
    * 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 4.75
    to The Everly Brothers and 12 to Elvis Presley
    and awarded to NME to give a more representative
    chart position for both sides together.

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  • Graham76man
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    The Real chart picked up the Flying Machine track in April 1970. It got to 89 and stayed four weeks in the chart.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Yeah another two sixties legends leaving us sadly. I always preferred Flying Machine's follow up 'Hanging On The Edge Of Sadness' which did not chart here on in the States, but they did have a minor American hit with a cover of Marmalade's Baby Make It Soon.

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