No, i know from actual memory that the chart was the week i stated. You only have to check the brand new entries high on the two charts to see they match. George Michael's I Want Your Sex went in at 3 the same week it went in at 4 on the BBC chart. I bought Number One magazine from this period - i know the charts match. I also know from memory that The Roxy debuted in this period and aired the same Network Chart the same week as the BBC TOTP - they could not transmit Star Trekkin' at 3 because there was no footage yet. TOTP had the exclusive play of it the same week.Graham76man wrote:Tony I hope you are not going on magazine dates for the difference between the Network and Gallup Chart.
Number One Magazine was a week late in bringing out the Network Chart.
I think the actually chart would show the 32 to 3 rise when the BBC was still broadcasting at 13 rather than number one. So the Network Chart on Sunday would tell us that Star Trekkin was number 3. Then the following Tuesday Radio One would tell us that it was Number One. The Network Chart, not taking in Saturday sales of course, which would have included sales from TOTP, but the Tuesday Gallup chart did take in the Saturday sales.
Because the Gallup chart was published Tuesday that gave the printers enough time to compose the chart. So you could see it in Record Mirror and then listen to the same chart being broadcast on Sunday's Radio One show.
However since the Network Chart came out Sunday that gave no time for the printer and so it was printed in Number One the week after it was broadcast.
The same thing happened to the Official Chart, when they switched to Sunday publishing. Record Mirror and TOTP were publishing a week old chart.
However on the Sunday the Network chart was broadcasting that chart, here's what the BBC were broadcasting:Blondini wrote:http://www.shanemarais.net/wp-content/u ... y-1987.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Singles_ChartThe Network Chart Show was a radio programme launched across Independent Local Radio in the UK on 30 September 1984.
For its first three years, the Network Chart was more up-to-date than the BBC chart broadcast simultaneously (which had been around since the previous Tuesday), with many singles entering, and reaching their peak on, Sunday's new Network Chart before they did so on the official chart announced two days later.
OK, it was later in 87 than i thought but my point about many songs being very low on the Network Chart first week still stands - Janet Jackson's The Pleasure Principle wasn't even top 75 the week it entered the Gallup chart at 39! Therefore defeating the purpose of being "ahead of the BBC". Though songs lower down the chart were weighted more towards radio which i never knew before. I didn't even know there was a radio play component in the eighties.The chart was based entirely on sales of vinyl single records from retail outlets and announced on Tuesday until October 1987, when the Top 40 was revealed each Sunday (due to the new, automated process).[
This airplay element and the independent record store bias meant there was a bizarre push and pull between acts they played and less "commercial" indie acts like The Fall whose There's A Ghost In My House reached the weirdly high position of 19 compared to Gallup's 30. And pre Gallup charting Pop Will Eat Itself making the Network 75 first with their Sigue Sigue Sputnik cover.In compiling the chart MRIB employed a sliding scale, meaning that for the lower reaches of the Top 40, airplay counted almost as much as sales. This often meant that the 40-to-20 positions could be very different between the Network and BBC charts. The weight given to airplay diminished the higher one went in the chart, and the Top 10 was meant to be entirely sales-based, although the Network Chart did not register sales from Saturday, the single most important record-buying day, until a week later. It was not unusual for the MRIB and Gallup charts to have different songs at Number One.
Because the chart did not include sales from the likes of Woolworths & WH Smith, some songs with more specialised appeal (including many by The Smiths) peaked higher than on the official chart, whereas some songs with more middle-of-the-road appeal (such as Su Pollard's "Starting Together") might sometimes peak lower. This had also been the case with the Record Business magazine chart used by ILR in the late 1970s and early 1980s, which also did not include data from the more family-friendly shops. As with the Record Business chart, regional charts were also produced by MRIB for individual ILR stations.
Singer Jack Hues aka Jeremy Ryder was briefly my music lecturer while at art school (1980-81) - and Huang Chung (as they were earlier named/spelled) played a goodly number of gigs at our college. Agree that the band had far better moments than the US/UK hits - Isn't It About Time (We Were on TV)? and Baby I'm Hu-man were popular with the students back then, but obviously didn't bother the chart stattos. (There were others like China, Rising in the East and Hold Back the Tears, but I was less keen on those.)Blondini wrote:Thought we'd seen the last of the songs outside the main chart. Wang Chung lucky to feature.
They had bigger (and different) hits in the US but their best singles were flops on both sides of the Atlantic.