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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers

    ​​​​Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending December 26th 1959

    Here are all '' the uppers, the downers, the just hanging 'arounders

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending December 26th 1959 NME MM DISC RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey 75 35 45 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 What Do You Want - Adam Faith 1 2 1 1 1 6375
    2 2 What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For - Emile Ford and The Checkmates 2 1 1 2 2 6345
    3 3 Oh Carol - Neil Sedaka 3 3 3 4 3 5975
    5 4 Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat - The Avons 4 4 5 3 4 5815
    4 5 Travellin' Light - Cliff Richard 5 8 4 5 5 5400
    7 6 Snow Coach - Russ Conway 7 7 8 10 6 5050
    12 7 More And More Party Pops - Russ Conway 6 5 16 7 9 4875
    6 8 Red River Rock - Johnny and The Hurricanes 8 9 6 6 12 4790
    18 9 Jingle Bell Rock - Max Bygraves 9 11 11 8 11 4435
    11 10 Among My Souvenirs - Connie Francis 11 12 6 15 8 4400
    21 11 Johnny Staccato Theme - Elmer Bernstein 10 6 18 17 10 4220
    15 12 Some Kind-a Earthquake - Duane Eddy 12 15 9 16 7 4085
    8 13 Rawhide - Frankie Laine 13 13 9 13 13 4010
    10 14 Little White Bull - Tommy Steele 18 10 11 18 20 3520
    14 15 Teen Beat - Sandy Nelson 14= 19 20 12 14 3160
    17 16 Little Donkey - The Beverley Sisters 16 21 17 9 16 3130
    16 17 Piano Party - Winifred Atwell 14= 13 14 18 2895
    20 18 Bad Boy - Marty Wilde 19= 18 13 19 20 2805
    9 19 Put Your Head On My Shoulder - Paul Anka 17 15 15 11 2660
    13 20 Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin 20 14 20 1915
    22 21 Be My Guest - Fats Domino 19= 17 19 1770
    NEW 22 Reveille Rock - Johnny and The Hurricanes 19= 23 15 1560
    RE 23 Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat - Paul Evans and The Curls 16 900
    29 24 Heartaches By The Number - Guy Mitchell 22 675
    NEW 25 If You Were The Only Boy In The World - Stevie Marsh 24 525
    19 26 Deck Of Cards - Wink Martindale 25 450
    27 27 Living Doll - Cliff Richard 19 420
    25 28 San Miguel - Lonnie Donegan 26 375
    30 29 We Got Love - Alma Cogan 27 300
    30 29 I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Johnnie Ray 27 300
    But Not For Me - Ella Fitzgerald 29 150
    In The Mood - Ernie Fields 30 75
    23 Mr Blue - Mike Preston
    24 ('Til) I Kissed You - The Everly Brothers
    26 Little Donkey - Gracie Fields
    28 Mary's Boy Child - Nina and Frederick
    * MM did not compile a chart this week so an average position was taken of likely chart position for this non compiled week by taking a mid point position between the chart for 19th December 1959 and the chart for 2nd January 1960 for MM in order to compile the Ultimate Averaged Chart.
    ** Although the BBC compiled a chart this week it did not say how this was done. I assume it used the NME, Disc and RM chart only.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Well here it is, the very last actual chart in the journey of the UAC.

    After this the remainder of the 'bridging charts' to come to complete the set, listed in sequential order .

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  • Splodj
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    I can see a no. 1 where the lyrics open with the title of the next no. 1.

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  • Metalweb
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    Originally posted by brian05 View Post
    1 What Do You Want - Adam Faith
    2 What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For - Emile Ford and The Checkmates

    Is this the first time that a song title has been included as part of another song?
    "Which No.1 single included the complete title of the previous No.1 within its own title?" is an old favourite pub quiz question!

    Another good one: "Which lyrics of which No.1 single open with the title of the previous No.1?" (clue - it was in 1975)

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  • MrTibbs
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    I've fixed that above and on the spreadsheet thanks David.

    Later today guys I will post the last chart for 1959, and then post the handful of 'bridging' charts to complete the set. The last chart for 1959 is itself a 'bridging' chart also for MM who did not compile that week.

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  • braindeadpj
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    Gracie Fields - Little Donkey is a re-entry.

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  • braindeadpj
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    Originally posted by brian05 View Post
    1 What Do You Want - Adam Faith
    2 What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For - Emile Ford and The Checkmates

    Is this the first time that a song title has been included as part of another song?
    I wonder how many singles were returned because they bought the wrong one due to the similarity with the song title? Presumably that would negate a sale?

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  • MrTibbs
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    Originally posted by brian05 View Post
    30 I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Johnny Ray

    Is this the same song as Bobbie Gentry's 1969 hit?
    No Brian completely different song. The Bobbie Gentry song was a Bacharach/David composition from the musical Promises Promises.

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  • brian05
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    30 I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Johnny Ray

    Is this the same song as Bobbie Gentry's 1969 hit?

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  • brian05
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    1 What Do You Want - Adam Faith
    2 What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For - Emile Ford and The Checkmates

    Is this the first time that a song title has been included as part of another song?

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  • Splodj
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    Yes, earlier in the thread we identified 11 NME joint number ones.

    Disc and RM each have a record at 7 that is nowhere on the other.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Originally posted by Robbie View Post
    It's the famous 'What Do You Want...' dead heat on the NME chart. Elsewhere the clear winner is Adam Faith.
    Yeah the way these two titles swopped and counter swopped the #1 position on the various charts suggests they were pretty close sales wise for weeks.

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  • Robbie
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    It's the famous 'What Do You Want...' dead heat on the NME chart. Elsewhere the clear winner is Adam Faith.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers

    ​​​​Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending December 19th 1959

    Here are all '' the uppers, the downers, the just hanging 'arounders

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending December 19th 1959 NME MM DISC RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey 75 35 45 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 What Do You Want - Adam Faith 1 1 1 1 1 6450
    2 2 What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For - Emile Ford and The Checkmates 2 1 2 2 2 6310
    4 3 Oh Carol - Neil Sedaka 3 3 3 3 3 6020
    3 4 Travellin' Light - Cliff Richard 4 5 4 4 4 5730
    5 5 Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat - The Avons 5 4 6 5 5 5630
    6 6 Red River Rock - Johnny and The Hurricanes 6 6 5 6 6 5410
    10 7 Snow Coach - Russ Conway 7 10 12 8 9 4595
    12 8 Rawhide - Frankie Laine 8= 8 8 16 14 4225
    8 9 Put Your Head On My Shoulder - Paul Anka 8= 7 9 12 18 4205
    13 10 Little White Bull - Tommy Steele 11 12 13 13 11 4065
    11 11 Among My Souvenirs - Connie Francis 10 13 7 18 10 4035
    18 12 More And More Party Pops - Russ Conway 13 8 20 15 11 4030
    7 13 Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin 12 16 11 10 16 3670
    9 14 Teen Beat - Sandy Nelson 15 21 19 9 8 3540
    23 15 Some Kind-a Earthquake - Duane Eddy 14 17 10 7 3225
    19 16 Piano Party - Winifred Atwell 18 10 19 15 3075
    16 17 Little Donkey - The Beverley Sisters 16 15 17 7 2770
    NEW 18 Jingle Bell Rock - Max Bygraves 17 14 15 14 2600
    21 19 Deck Of Cards - Wink Martindale 18 20 19 2190
    20 20 Bad Boy - Marty Wilde 20 14 20 2080
    NEW 21 Johnny Staccato Theme - Elmer Bernstein 19= 19 13 1980
    NEW 22 Be My Guest - Fats Domino 22 17 1515
    17 23 Mr Blue - Mike Preston 19= 25 11 1350
    15 24 ('Til) I Kissed You - The Everly Brothers 28 18 17 1310
    27 25 San Miguel - Lonnie Donegan 23 600
    RE 26 Little Donkey - Gracie Fields 24 525
    28 27 Living Doll - Cliff Richard 16 525
    NEW 28 Mary's Boy Child - Nina and Frederick 26 375
    RE 29 Heartaches By The Number - Guy Mitchell 27 300
    NEW 30 We Got Love - Alma Cogan 29 150
    30 30 I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Johnny Ray 29 150
    14 Sea Of Love - Marty Wilde
    22 Poison Ivy - The Coasters
    24 Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat - Paul Evans and The Curls
    25 One More Sunrise (Morgen) - Dickie Valentine
    26 The Three Bells - The Three Browns
    28 Makin' Love - Floyd Robinson

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  • Robbie
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    'I'll Never Fall In Love' will be Johnnie Ray's last chart entry. It's also one of his best singles. The track was sampled by Portishead in 1994 on the track 'Biscuit', from the album 'Dummy'.

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  • Blondini
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    Originally posted by Splodj View Post
    According to Discogs 'Ivy Will Cling' by Arnold Stang was the B-side, so I wonder if it was flipped.
    his version (featuring The Sunshine Kids) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StCQGn5quWw is better than the cloying version by Bernard Bresslaw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnSZaCskFpA

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  • MrTibbs
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    It's poignant that three of the most prominent male vocalists throughout the 1950's Frankie Laine, Guy Mitchell and Johnnie Ray all enjoy their very last Top 30 hit each will have at the very end of the decade and in the last month.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers

    ​​​​Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending December 12th 1959

    Here are all '' the uppers, the downers, the just hanging 'arounders

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending December 12th 1959 NME MM DISC RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey 75 35 45 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    2 1 What Do You Want - Adam Faith 1 1 1 2 1 6405
    1 2 What Do You Want To MAKE Those Eyes At Me For - Emile Ford and The Checkmates 2 2 2 1 2 6280
    3 3 Travellin' Light - Cliff Richard 3= 3 4 3 4 5925
    4 4 Oh Carol - Neil Sedaka 3= 4 3 4 3 5900
    8 5 Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat - The Avons 5 5 5 5 5 5590
    5 6 Red River Rock - Johnny and The Hurricanes 6 6 6 6 6 5375
    6 7 Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin 7 7 7 8 8 5055
    7 8 Put Your Head On My Shoulder - Paul Anka 8= 7 8 12 9 4780
    10 9 Teen Beat - Sandy Nelson 8= 9 10 10 7 4770
    12 10 Snow Coach - Russ Conway 10 9 12 11 10 4475
    27 11 Among My Souvenirs - Connie Francis 11 12 9 19 12 3875
    13 12 Rawhide - Frankie Laine 12 13 13 17 11 3810
    18 13 Little White Bull - Tommy Steele 15 11 17 20 13 3565
    11 14 Sea Of Love - Marty Wilde 14 20 15 9 16 3275
    9 15 ('Til) I Kissed You - The Everly Brothers 17 19 16 14 17 3030
    24 16 Little Donkey - The Beverley Sisters 13 14 11 13 2785
    14 17 Mr Blue - Mike Preston 16 17 18 7 2585
    20 18 More And More Party Pops - Russ Conway 18= 15 20 15 2545
    15 19 Piano Party - Winifred Atwell 20 16 18 20 2370
    25 20 Bad Boy - Marty Wilde 18 19 19 2115
    19 21 Deck Of Cards - Wink Martindale 18= 24 14 15 1840
    16 22 Poison Ivy - The Coasters 23 16 1275
    NEW 23 Some Kind-a Earthquake - Duane Eddy 14 1020
    RE 24 Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat - Paul Evans and The Curls 18 780
    17 25 One More Sunrise (Morgen) - Dickie Valentine 21 750
    29 26 The Three Bells - The Browns 22 675
    25 27 San Miguel - Lonnie Donegan 25 450
    RE 28 Living Doll - Cliff Richard 26 375
    21 28 Makin' Love - Floyd Robinson 26 375
    NEW 30 I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Johnnie Ray 28 225
    If You Were The Only Boy In The World - Stevie Marsh 29 150
    Mary's Boy Child - Harry Belafonte 30 75
    30 Little Donkey - Gracie Fields 30 75
    22 Heartaches By The Number - Guy Mitchell
    23 Broken-Hearted Melody - Sarah Vaughan
    28 Ivy Will Cling - Arnold Strang

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  • Splodj
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    I believe it would be consistent to include 21s as it would be applied equally to any chart when they revealed it, and last time was applicable to Disc, but that is just my opinion and I can understand the other point of view.

    According to Discogs 'Ivy Will Cling' by Arnold Stang was the B-side, so I wonder if it was flipped.

    This is an interesting week at the top because the MM and Disc number one prevails, despite their lower weighting. Looks like.we are in for an epic battle between two songs, the title of one being the first four words of the other!

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  • braindeadpj
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    Originally posted by MrTibbs View Post

    But. Just because the omission demonstrated that RM had two records downgraded to #21 doesn't mean they should be included for knowing this position. It would be unfair to Disc and MM to amend the chart rule for one week to accommodate this.All three need to be treated equally. No record below 20 was considered for them at this time as #21 didnt exist for RM, MM, Disc at this time so consistency is important.
    Agreed. I was just providing an indication of what it would've have looked like if it had been included. I don't think you should include any outliers that become apparent due to publishing errors. Consistency is important as you state.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Originally posted by braindeadpj View Post

    Thanks Splodj for confirming the originally posted number 20 positions. Assigning them both a position of 21 for RM would have placed Little Donkey on 1200 at 23 (instead of 28) and Heartaches By The Number on 975 at 25 (instead of 30).
    But. Just because the omission demonstrated that RM had two records downgraded to #21 doesn't mean they should be included for knowing this position. It would be unfair to Disc and MM to amend the chart rule for one week to accommodate this.All three need to be treated equally. No record below 20 was considered for them at this time as #21 didnt exist for RM, MM, Disc and consistency is important.

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  • setg1
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    The performer of "Ivy Will Cling" is Arnold Stang. I couldn't find a copy of the Record Mirror chart, but the record label had his name spelled correctly, at least. He was most famous for voicing Top Cat on the cartoon of the same name.

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  • braindeadpj
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    Originally posted by Splodj View Post

    Two new entries tied for the original number 20: Heartaches By The Number (Guy Mitchell) and Little Donkey (Beverly Sisters). The former is now 17, as you can see, and the latter fell away then reappeared on their 26-Dec chart.

    Personally I think that when a (what turns out to be) 21 position has been published it might as well be included in a composite, as all information is useful. But we had this discussion last time it happened, and of course it doesn't make much difference.
    Thanks Splodj for confirming the originally posted number 20 positions. Assigning them both a position of 21 for RM would have placed Little Donkey on 1200 at 23 (instead of 28) and Heartaches By The Number on 975 at 25 (instead of 30).

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  • Blondini
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    Originally posted by RokinRobinOfLocksley View Post

    I am all for posting ALL chart positions each week, however many there are. This is history !! We need to see each record that appeared on any dealer chart, and give it its historical recognition. There is precedent for this already. If yall will recall, the BMRB album chart varied pretty much each week over 1970: first as a Top 20, but then total chaos, ha: as a Top 58+/-, then 47, 59, 60+/-, then 70+/-, back down to a 57+/-, before settling on a Top 50 in Jan 1971. Eventually expanding more in the years to come.

    But I do appreciate those who prefer a nice and tidy fixed number of positions each week. So for those that prefer a constant Top 50 (or whatever) each week, just pretend that's what you're looking at, ha. Lop off the lower positions in your mind, or, perhaps Brian can just separate the Top 50 from the all lower positions, a 2 part chart. This will satisfy everyone's needs, and keep all of history alive.

    I'd agree with this.

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  • Splodj
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    Originally posted by braindeadpj View Post
    Just wondered what track was originally at 20 in the published RM chart for November 28th
    Two new entries tied for the original number 20: Heartaches By The Number (Guy Mitchell) and Little Donkey (Beverly Sisters). The former is now 17, as you can see, and the latter fell away then reappeared on their 26-Dec chart.

    Personally I think that when a (what turns out to be) 21 position has been published it might as well be included in a composite, as all information is useful. But we had this discussion last time it happened, and of course it doesn't make much difference.

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