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  • Greetings Pop Pickers !

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending January 12th 1963

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending January 12th 1963 NME MM DISC RR Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 100 150 50 30 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 The Next Time / Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard 1 3 1 1 1 9700
    2 2 Return To Sender - Elvis Presley 2= 2 2 3 2 9520
    3 3 Dance On - The Shadows 2= 1 3 2 3 9490
    5 4 (Dance With The) Guitar Man - Duane Eddy 4 5 4 5 4 8760
    4 5 Sun Arise - Rolf Harris 5 7 5 4 7 8370
    6 6 Lovesick Blues / She Taught Me How To Yodel - Frank Ifield 6 6 6 6 5 8280
    8 7 It Only Took A Minute - Joe Brown 7 9 7 9 6 7650
    13 8 Go Away Little Girl - Mark Wynter 8 10 11 7 8 6990
    9 9 Telstar - The Tornados 12 8 8 21 11 6850
    7 10 Bobby's Girl - Susan Maughan 9 12 10 12 9 6660
    15 11 Like I Do - Maureen Evans 10 11 12 11 10 6480
    10 12 Let's Dance - Chris Montez 13 14 9 13 13 6440
    16 13 Up On The Roof - Kenny Lynch 11 12 13 8 12 6320
    12 14 Desafinado - Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd 14 17 15 17 15 4980
    11 15 The Swiss Maid - Del Shannon 16 21 14 20 14 4610
    18 16 Your Cheating Heart - Ray Charles 15 19 18 15 16 4400
    17 17 A Forever Kind Of Love - Bobby Vee 19 23 16 26 18 3690
    28 18 Don't You Think It's Time - Mike Berry 17 18 23 14 21 3650
    19 19 The Main Attraction - Pat Boone 21 24 17 25 20 3430
    NEW 20 Globetrotter - The Tornados 18 15 27 10 28 3340
    27 21 He's A Rebel - The Crystals 20 25 20 22 19 3060
    21 22 Me And My Shadow - Frank Sinata and Sammy Davis Jnr. 23 22 26 18 23 2540
    NEW 23 Comin' Home Baby - Mel Torme 22 16 16 24 2460
    24 24 Love Me Do - The Beatles 24 21 17 1920
    23 25 Baby Take A Bow - Adam Faith 30 19 29 1860
    20 26 Devil Woman - Marty Robbins 28 22 30 25 1580
    22 27 Must Be Madison - Joe Loss 25= 29 25 24 27 1570
    NEW 28 Diamonds - Jet Harris and Tony Meehan 25= 20 23 1500
    RE 29 Island Of Dreams - The Springfields 29 24 28 26 1350
    26 30 Up On The Roof - Julie Grant 27 25 19 1200
    Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard 4
    29 Can Can '62 - Peter Jay and The Jaywalkers 28 450
    X Ruby Ann - Marty Robbins 27 400
    B The Lonely Bull - The Tijuana Brass 29 22 370
    B Charmaine - The Bachelors 28 300
    14 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee 29 300
    B Just For Kicks - Mike Sarne 30 30 250
    B The Alley Cat Song - David Thorne 27 200
    We're Gonna Go Fishin' - Hank Locklin 30 100
    Keep Your Hands Off My Baby - Little Eva 30 30
    25 Sherry - The Four Seasons
    30 Venus In Blue Jeans - Mark Wynter
    * The Disc chart printed on UK Mix has an error. #20 should be The Lonely Bull by The Tijuana Brass, not, Island Of Dreams.
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    • Oh Man ! Two stunning instrumental new entries this week from The Tornados and Jet Harris and Tony Meehan.

      Let The Good Times Roll
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      • Brian, to summarize your recommended record shop numbers for Feb 1969 to Mar 1971, you propose:
        --keeping MM constant at 200 shops
        --keeping NME constant at 150
        --ramping up BMRB from 100 to 200

        This sounds 'relatively' reasonable, though I took the liberty of re-reading all of Alan's articles just for the heck of it. He says MM was at 250-280 shops from 1967-1969, and didn't cut back until May 1971, dropping down to 200. If it were me, I would bump MM up to somewhere between 250-280, going for the average constant of 265.

        For NME, Alan has mixed info. Some places he states NME sampled a max of 150 shops, and other places he says some weeks they got up to 200 samples 1964-1967. And they dropped to exactly 100 in 1972. If if were me, I'd do the average constant of 175.

        BMRB is a question. In one post (2014) Alan says starting out BMRB barely got above 20% of 300 supposed returns (= 60 shops). In another post (2014), he says they only got 10 to 25% of returns available or valid to use (assuming of 300 = 30 to 75 shops). In a 3rd post (2012), he says BMRB doesn't hold a record of the proportion of early returns, but based on the number of tied positions, the math suggests they only received 20-25% (assuming of 300 = 60 to 75 shops). Going for the max, that would mean 75 shops starting out before ramping up. For the upper end ramp up, in earlier posts above someone found 2 BMRB/BPI reports of 200+ shops prior to 1976, and Cable's book notes 159 out of 299 returns for a specific week in 1976. So a 200 max ramp up sounds reasonable. Thus if it were me, I'd start with 75 shops, then ramp up to 200.

        To summarize ME:
        --MM 265
        --NME 175
        --BMRB 75 ramping up to 200

        But that's just ME, ha. Rock on...

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        • The note on 12 Jan 63 doesn't make sense to me I am afraid....
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          • Originally posted by kingofskiffle View Post
            The note on 12 Jan 63 doesn't make sense to me I am afraid....
            The Disc Weekly charts that are here on this site have that error Lonnie. The chart on here for 12th January says no 20 is Island Of Dreams by The Tijuana Brass but that is a misprint as it should be The Lonely Bull by The Tijuana Brass. That's how I should have explained it. Sorry .
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            • kingofskiffle
              kingofskiffle commented
              Editing a comment
              Ah I get it. Thanks for the clarity. Must be me not getting it (Had two weeks off work and today was day one back so brain is asleep!)

          • But you have for DISC,
            20 The Swiss Maid - Del Shannon

            29 The Lonely Bull - The Tijuana Brass.

            I'm still confused!

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            • kingofskiffle
              kingofskiffle commented
              Editing a comment
              Yes, because the above is the right chart. The UKMix post is the wrong chart positions.

          • Originally posted by RokinRobinOfLocksley View Post
            Brian, to summarize your recommended record shop numbers for Feb 1969 to Mar 1971, you propose:
            --keeping MM constant at 200 shops
            --keeping NME constant at 150
            --ramping up BMRB from 100 to 200

            This sounds 'relatively' reasonable, though I took the liberty of re-reading all of Alan's articles just for the heck of it. He says MM was at 250-280 shops from 1967-1969, and didn't cut back until May 1971, dropping down to 200. If it were me, I would bump MM up to somewhere between 250-280, going for the average constant of 265.

            For NME, Alan has mixed info. Some places he states NME sampled a max of 150 shops, and other places he says some weeks they got up to 200 samples 1964-1967. And they dropped to exactly 100 in 1972. If if were me, I'd do the average constant of 175.

            BMRB is a question. In one post (2014) Alan says starting out BMRB barely got above 20% of 300 supposed returns (= 60 shops). In another post (2014), he says they only got 10 to 25% of returns available or valid to use (assuming of 300 = 30 to 75 shops). In a 3rd post (2012), he says BMRB doesn't hold a record of the proportion of early returns, but based on the number of tied positions, the math suggests they only received 20-25% (assuming of 300 = 60 to 75 shops). Going for the max, that would mean 75 shops starting out before ramping up. For the upper end ramp up, in earlier posts above someone found 2 BMRB/BPI reports of 200+ shops prior to 1976, and Cable's book notes 159 out of 299 returns for a specific week in 1976. So a 200 max ramp up sounds reasonable. Thus if it were me, I'd start with 75 shops, then ramp up to 200.

            To summarize ME:
            --MM 265
            --NME 175
            --BMRB 75 ramping up to 200

            But that's just ME, ha. Rock on...
            That researched info is spot on Robin and really fine tunes the figures we have all been discussing and considering.
            Your info above is the evidence based research needed to authenticate store returns for the 1969 and beyond period. It is the best we can achieve I believe and I'm happy to run with those baseline figures to produce a chart.

            So MM 265
            NME 175
            RR 75 initially, and rising in stages of 25 every 5 months which is reasonable growth reaching 200 by March 1971.

            At last a solution I can work with. Thanks guys for throwing your ideas into the mix to help shape this. We have now got there and I can start to work on 1969 from tomorrow.
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            • Originally posted by brian05 View Post
              But you have for DISC,
              20 The Swiss Maid - Del Shannon

              29 The Lonely Bull - The Tijuana Brass.

              I'm still confused!
              Yeah 29 not 20. Sorted at last
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              • Greetings Pop Pickers !

                Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending January 19th 1963

                The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending January 19th 1963 NME MM DISC RR Total
                Last This The Sound Survey Stores 100 150 50 30 Points
                Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
                1 1 The Next Time / Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard 1 3 1 1 1 9700
                3 2 Dance On - The Shadows 2 1 2 2 2 9670
                2 3 Return To Sender - Elvis Presley 3 2 3 3 3 9340
                11 4 Like I Do - Maureen Evans 4 7 5 7 5 8280
                4 5 (Dance With The) Guitar Man - Duane Eddy 6 10 4 8 7 8020
                20 6 Globetrotter - The Tornados 5 6 9 4 9 7810
                6 7 Lovesick Blues / She Taught Me How To Yodel - Frank Ifield 7 9 8 9 4 7560
                5 8 Sun Arise - Rolf Harris 10 13 6 10 8 7290
                28 9 Diamonds - Jet Harris and Tony Meehan 8 5 12 6 12 7270
                8 10 Go Away Little Girl - Mark Wynter 9 12 7 11 6 7250
                13 11 Up On The Roof - Kenny Lynch 11 11 11 5 13 6840
                7 12 It Only Took A Minute - Joe Brown 12 16 10 13 11 6150
                18 13 Don't You Think It's Time - Mike Berry 13 13 14 12 15 5780
                23 14 Comin' Home Baby - Mel Torme 14 8 17 14 18 5640
                9 15 Telstar - The Tornados 15 15 13 23 10 5330
                10 16 Bobby's Girl - Susan Maughan 16 18 15 15 14 5010
                12 17 Let's Dance - Chris Montez 17 21 16 18 16 4350
                21 18 He's A Rebel - The Crystals 18 19 18 16 21 4200
                14 19 Desafinado - Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd 19 22 19 17 23 3640
                16 20 Your Cheating Heart - Ray Charles 20 24 24 20 17 2720
                15 21 The Swiss Maid - Del Shannon 21 20 24 20 2330
                NEW 22 Just For Kicks - Mike Sarne 22 21 22 22 2220
                17 23 A Forever Kind Of Love - Bobby Vee 24= 23 23 24 2210
                NEW 24 Little Town Flirt - Del Shannon 23 17 21 1900
                29 25 Island Of Dreams - The Springfields 24= 22 29 19 1810
                NEW 26 Big Girls Don't Cry - The Four Seasons 24= 20 19 1700
                19 27 The Main Attraction - Pat Boone 27 25 25 1080
                30 28 Up On The Roof - Julie Grant 27 24 30 27 1050
                24 29 Love Me Do - The Beatles 26 28 840
                NEW 30 The Lonely Bull - The Tijuana Brass 29= 27 26 750
                Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard 4
                X Ruby Ann - Marty Robbins 29= 28 25 600
                26 Devil Woman - Marty Robbins 28 27 570
                22 Me And My Shadow - Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr. 29 29 26 29 510
                B All Alone Am I - Brenda Lee 26 500
                B Charmaine - The Bachelors 27 30 450
                25 Baby Take A Bow - Adam Faith 29 300
                B Loop-Di-Loop - Frankie Vaughan 29 200
                B The Alley Cat Song - David Thorne 28 150
                We're Gonna Go Fishin' - Hank Locklin 30 30
                27 Must Be Madison - Joe Loss
                The Ultimate Averaged Chart. The Definitive Chart Reflecting The Fifties and Sixties.

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                • I’ve been following this thread for a while now. What a goldmine of information. Regarding Lonely Bull. I don’t think that ever got into any of the top twenty charts.
                  Last edited by TopTwenty; Tue April 13, 2021, 11:04.

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                  • The Next Time / Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard

                    NME again out of step - split sides at nos. 3 and 4.

                    They seem to have changed their policy by December 1965 with the Beatles Day tripper/We can work it out.

                    Did NME have any further split sides after December 1965?

                    It seemed to apply to Elvis and Cliff in the early 60s.

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                    • Originally posted by brian05 View Post
                      The Next Time / Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard

                      NME again out of step - split sides at nos. 3 and 4.

                      They seem to have changed their policy by December 1965 with the Beatles Day tripper/We can work it out.

                      Did NME have any further split sides after December 1965?

                      It seemed to apply to Elvis and Cliff in the early 60s.
                      Your example shows huge inconsistency in the NME chart. I find it strange they did not split Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out especially when after this they continued to split sides of another records. They were still doing this as late as 1967 when they split Nancy Sinatra You Only Live Twice / Jackson. On this basis it makes the non splitting of the Beatles single really strange.
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                      • Originally posted by TopTwenty View Post
                        I’ve been following this thread for a while now. What a goldmine of information. Regarding Lonely Bull. I don’t think that ever got into any of the top twenty charts.
                        Welcome to the thread Top Twenty and I am really pleased you find it informative.. You are right The Lonely Bull will peak at No 30 for one week on The Ultimate Averaged Chart.
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                        • Greetings Pop Pickers !

                          Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending January 26th 1963

                          The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending January 26th 1963 NME MM DISC RR Total
                          Last This The Sound Survey Stores 100 150 50 30 Points
                          Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
                          1 1 Bachelor Boy / The Next Time - Cliff Richard 1= 3 1 1 2 9670
                          2 2 Dance On - The Shadows 1= 2 2 2 1 9600
                          9 3 Diamonds - Jet Harris and Tony Meehan 3 1 3 3 4 9410
                          6 4 Globetrotter - The Tornados 4= 4 5 4 5 8730
                          4 5 Like I Do - Maureen Evans 4= 6 4 5 3 8690
                          3 6 Return To Sender - Elvis Presley 6 5 6 6 6 8350
                          13 7 Don't You Think It's Time - Mike Berry 7 8 8 8 8 7590
                          5 8 (Dance With The) Guitar Man - Duane Eddy 10 13 7 12 9 7010
                          11 9 Up On The Roof - Kenny Lynch 8= 11 10 7 10 6980
                          10 10 Go Away Little Girl - Mark Wynter 8= 12 9 10 7 6970
                          14 11 Comin' Home Baby - Mel Torme 11 9 13 11 13 6440
                          24 12 Little Town Flirt - Del Shannon 12 10 16 9 14 5960
                          7 13 Lovesick Blues / She Taught Me How To Yodel - Frank Ifield 13 19 11 14 11 5650
                          8 14 Sun Arise - Rolf Harris 15 16 12 16 15 5580
                          25 15 Island Of Dreams - The Springfields 14 17 15 13 12 5270
                          12 16 It Only Took A Minute - Joe Brown 19 25 14 20 21 4000
                          NEW 17 Some Kinda Fun - Chris Montez 16 20 21 15 16 3850
                          26 18 Big Girls Don't Cry - The Four Seasons 18 14 24 19 18 3740
                          NEW 19 All Alone Am I - Brenda Lee 17 15 25 17 17 3620
                          16 20 Bobby's Girl - Susan Maughan 20 24 18 23 19 3410
                          15 21 Telstar - The Tornados 21= 22 17 20 3330
                          18 22 He's A Rebel - The Crystals 21= 26 19 22 23 2990
                          NEW 23 The Wayward Wind - Frank Ifield 23 17 30 18 29 2260
                          22 24 Just For Kicks - Mike Sarne 26 20 25 1830
                          19 25 Desafinado - Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd 27 30 23 25 1600
                          NEW 26 Sukiyaki - Kenny Ball 24 29 26 24 22 1570
                          17 27 Let's Dance - Chris Montez 28 22 26 1500
                          NEW 28 A Taste Of Honey - Mr. Acker Bilk 25 23 21 1300
                          NEW 29 Loo-Be-Loo - The Chucks 21 1000
                          NEW 30 Charmaine - The Bachelors 27 26 650
                          The Next Time - Cliff Richard 7
                          21 The Swiss Maid - Del Shannon 27 600
                          20 Your Cheating Heart - Ray Charles 28 30 480
                          30 The Lonely Bull - Tijuana Brass 29 27 420
                          X Ruby Ann - Marty Robbins 29 27 24 410
                          B Loop-De-Loop - Frankie Vaughan 28 29 400
                          B My Little Girl - The Crickets 28 150
                          B It's Up To You - Rick Nelson 28 90
                          X I Saw Linda Yesterday - Doug Sheldon 30 50
                          23 A Forever Kind Of Love - Bobby Vee
                          27 The Main Attraction - Pat Boone
                          28 Up On The Roof - Julie Grant
                          29 Love Me Do - The Beatles
                          * The BBC manuscript omits a #30 position.
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                          • A three way split across the music papers for #1 this week but the averaging process on The Ultimate chart favours Cliff alone while the BBC can't decide and give The Shadows a joint #1 position.
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                            • At a quick glance, I'm assuming number 30 on the BBC chart for 26/01/63 would have been 'Charmaine' by The Batchelors?

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                              • 1 Bachelor Boy / The Next Time - Cliff Richard

                                Why did you reverse the order? Was it simply because of the NME chart - nos. 3 and 7 respectively? Or did the radio stations start to play Bachelor Boy more often?

                                Robbie - it is not Batchelors - that is the company that sells peas!

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                                • Originally posted by brian05 View Post
                                  1 Bachelor Boy / The Next Time - Cliff Richard

                                  Why did you reverse the order? Was it simply because of the NME chart - nos. 3 and 7 respectively? Or did the radio stations start to play Bachelor Boy more often?

                                  Robbie - it is not Batchelors - that is the company that sells peas!
                                  Ouch ! That was a bit harsh Brian. We all make typos from time to time. I've had to correct typos in the chart numerous times before I post.

                                  I reversed the order because of the way the titles are listed in the NME. Whichever title is the highest placed takes precedence and the lower listed at the bottom.
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                                  • Harsh! No - it was a fun comment.

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                                    • Originally posted by brian05 View Post
                                      Harsh! No - it was a fun comment.
                                      Fair enough, thanks Brian
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                                      • Originally posted by brian05 View Post
                                        Harsh! No - it was a fun comment.
                                        Indeed! I think I've made that spelling mistake with their name a few times.

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                                        • Greetings Pop Pickers !

                                          Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending February 2nd 1963

                                          The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending February 2nd 1963 NME MM DISC RR Total
                                          Last This The Sound Survey Stores 100 150 50 30 Points
                                          Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
                                          3 1 Diamonds - Jet Harris and Tony Meehan 1 1 1 1 1 9900
                                          1 2 Bachelor Boy / The Next Time - Cliff Richard 2 5 2 2 2 9270
                                          2 3 Dance On - The Shadows 3= 3 3 5 4 9110
                                          4 4 Globetrotter - The Tornados 3= 2 4 4 5 9080
                                          5 5 Like I Do - Maureen Evans 5 5 5 6 3 8590
                                          7 6 Don't You Think It's Time - Mike Berry 6 6 6 3 6 8400
                                          12 7 Little Town Flirt - Del Shannon 7 7 7 7 7 7920
                                          6 8 Return To Sender - Elvis Presley 8 9 8 12 8 7290
                                          23 9 The Wayward Wind - Frank Ifield 9 8 13 8 9 6810
                                          9 10 Up On The Roof - Kenny Lynch 10 12 9 15 12 6570
                                          10 11 Go Away Little Girl - Mark Wynter 11 13 10 17 11 6250
                                          11 12 Comin' Home Baby - Mel Torme 14 11 12 13 18 6140
                                          19 13 All Alone Am I - Brenda Lee 12= 14 15 10 15 5630
                                          15 14 Island Of Dreams - The Springfields 16= 20 11 18 14 5260
                                          17 15 Some Kinda Fun - Chris Montez 12= 16 17 11 10 5230
                                          18 16 Big Girls Don't Cry - The Four Seasons 15 14 18 14 13 5040
                                          28 17 A Taste Of Honey - Mr. Acker Bilk 18 18 16 19 21 4450
                                          NEW 18 Please Please Me - The Beatles 16= 17 21 9 16 4450
                                          8 19 (Dance With The) Guitar Man - Duane Eddy 19 23 14 22 17 4220
                                          26 20 Sukiyaki - Kenny Ball 20 24 20 25 19 3010
                                          14 21 Sun Arise - Rolf Harris 24 28 19 27 25 2480
                                          29 22 Loo-Be-Loo - The Chucks 21 20 30 20 22 2070
                                          NEW 23 Loop-De-Loop - Frankie Vaughan 22 19 16 29 2010
                                          13 24 Lovesick Blues / She Taught Me How To Yodel - Frank Ifield 25 27 23 20 1930
                                          NEW 25 My Little Girl - The Crickets 23 22 21 23 1640
                                          22 26 He's A Rebel - The Crystals 27 22 28 28 1590
                                          16 27 It Only Took A Minute - Joe Brown 29= 30 24 29 1250
                                          30 28 Charmaine - The Bachelors 26 25 24 26 1100
                                          20 29 Bobby's Girl - Susan Maughan 29= 25 27 1020
                                          NEW 30 Walk Right In - The Rooftop Singers 28 26 23 900
                                          The Next Time - Cliff Richard 10
                                          24 Just For Kicks - Mike Sarne 26 750
                                          21 Telstar - The Tornados 27 30 630
                                          X Ruby Ann - Marty Robbins 28 450
                                          The Lonely Bull - The Tijuana Brass 29 300
                                          B It's Up To You - Rick Nelson 30 24 260
                                          X I Saw Linda Yesterday - Doug Sheldon 26 250
                                          B Hava Nagila - The Spotnicks 29 200
                                          25 Desafinado - Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd
                                          27 Let's Dance - Chris Montez
                                          The Ultimate Averaged Chart. The Definitive Chart Reflecting The Fifties and Sixties.

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                                          • .. and here they come, for Brian, me, and everybody else, The Beatles with the highest new entry of the week, #18, with Please Please Me
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                                            • Interesting that 'Please Please Me' is in at number 9 on the Disc chart, well ahead of the other charts.

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                                              • Might be worth mentioning that 'Please Please Me' had entered the two Top 50 charts on 19-Jan, MM at 47 and RR at 45, on only 2 days of sales. The following week it had risen to 39 and 33 respectively.

                                                Unlike 'Love Me Do' it was chosen by POTP for the New Release section, but for some reason appeared one week late on the 20-Jan programme when it was already in the larger charts.

                                                I note that its nemesis 'The Wayward Wind' was not a stranger to the charts which had carried 3 other versions of the song in 1956.

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