CZB's Chart, July - 2018 (Month 466), and top 112 of 2011 !

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Postby CZB » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:50 pm

Thanks again, Benny and JakeP ! :D

Benny wrote:13 [ 13 ] ...BABY ONE MORE TIME Britney Spears
14 [ 16 ] MAMBO No. 5 (A LITTLE BIT OF...) Lou Bega
15 [ 17 ] BLUE (DA BA DEE) Eiffel 65
26 [ 28 ] OXYGENE IV Jean-Michel Jarre
28 [ 33 ] LICENCE TO KILL Gladys Knight
32 [ 40 ] MATERIAL GIRL Madonna
33 [ 35 ] THE BEST Tina Turner
36 [ 00 ] GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Sailor
37 [ 00 ] I LOVE TO LOVE Tina Charles
38 [ 00 ] I'M ON FIRE - 5,000 Volts
40 [ 00 ] MUSIC John Miles

Many great 70s and 80s classics on the breakers chart! :D
JakeP wrote:13 [ 13 ] ...BABY ONE MORE TIME Britney Spears <--- seriously? :lol:
14 [ 16 ] MAMBO No. 5 (A LITTLE BIT OF...) Lou Bega
15 [ 17 ] BLUE (DA BA DEE) Eiffel 65

I'm loving seeing these in your bubblers. Did these never make your chart at the time, they're all from 1999?

32 [ 40 ] MATERIAL GIRL Madonna <--- :lol:
33 [ 35 ] THE BEST Tina Turner <--- :lol:

Those last two are older than Baby one more time. :P
It's almost a year and a half now since I made the decision to add some previously unlisted much older tracks into the breakers every month, as a result of the declining availability of physical singles and albums and a noticeable reduction in the number of new tracks I felt were good enough to buy at all ! I'm glad that some of these are proving popular with others too. No, none of those UK chart-toppers from 1999 even reached the breakers back then - partly as there were so many other more promising tracks that did. In the month of March 1999, for example, there were twenty-five new breakers - nowadays there might not be many more than this in a whole year.







JakeP wrote:From your latest chart i'm loving these:

02 02 04 BE MINE Ofenbach ##

I'm loving this, i entered this into the FSC earlier in the year and won. :o :P I really didn't think it would be that popular so i was amazed at how well received the song was.

33 ---- 01 PRAYING Kesha

Better late than ever. :wink: Does this mean you've managed to buy Praying as a physical single or did you buy Kesha's album?

01 [ 00 ] FEEL IT STILL Portugal. The Man [Chartbuster] ##

Ohh i would love to see Feel it still breakthrough into your main chart. Does this also mean you've bought the single/album? Excellent choice for your record of the month. :D
I see that Ofenbach are now doing well in some countries with a follow-up, "Katchi" - but as "Be Mine" never made it to the UK, I don't suppose that will either . . . . . I have managed to buy a CD single of "Praying" - but the only vinyl release of it seems to be on her album, so of course I also had to buy the LP . . . . . and I currently have the LP and 7" single of "Feel It Still" on order from the USA. If they arrive by the end of this month, it will be eligible for a top ten new entry; if not, it will not be allowed to enter higher than number eleven. However, because it's the record of the month, it will definitely be in the chart somewhere next time ! There doesn't seem to be a CD single available of this one, but it will no doubt be available on a reasonably priced compilation CD at some point.







JakeP wrote:Has Kylie ever successfully made it all the way to #1 in your chart? Sorry if this has been mentioned in the past. :oops:
I did once post a full list of Kylie's breakers - but that was in 2008, and she has had eight more since then, bringing her total to twenty-five! Only five acts have ever had more breakers than this. Here's a fully updated version of that summary of how they all have fared:


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Rank Entry Month   HP MC   Annually   All-time      Title   
---- ----- -----   -- --   --------   --------      -----
01  Mar-2008 343    5 10  #07 of 2007   0400   IN MY ARMS
02  Nov-1991 147    4  9  #15 of 1991   0487   IF YOU WERE WITH ME NOW (with Keith Washington)
03  Jun-2014 418    8 11  #19 of 2014   0493   INTO THE BLUE
04  May-1988 105    4  7  #11 of 1988   0523   GOT TO BE CERTAIN
05  Feb-2011 378    6  9  #18 of 2010   0637   HIGHER (with Taio Cruz)
06  Aug-1988 108    6  8  #28 of 1987   0651   THE LOCOMOTION
07  Feb-1988 102    8  8  #31 of 1987   0669   I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY
08  May-1990 129    6  7  #21 of 1990   0711   BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW
09  Jul-2010 371    4  7  #27 of 2010   0793   ALL THE LOVERS 

10  Apr-2001 260   11 10  #30 of 2000   1051   YOUR DISCO NEEDS YOU
11  Jan-1996 197    5  5  #27 of 1995   1062   WHERE THE WILD ROSES GROW (with Nick Cave)
12  Nov-1989 123   13  5  #45 of 1989   1354   KYLIE'S SMILEY MIX
13  Oct-1988 110   20  6  #42 of 1988   1479   TURN IT INTO LOVE
14  Nov-1989 123   30  5  #61 of 1989   1861   NEVER TOO LATE
15  Jan-1990 125   32  4  #51 of 1990   1992   TEARS ON MY PILLOW
16  Feb-2016 437   28  7  #13 of 2015   2097   ONLY YOU (with James Corden)
17  Oct-1988 110   46  2  #79 of 1988   2720   JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI

18  Jul-2000 251   85 --  #94 of 2000   3211   SPINNING AROUND
19  Apr-2011 379   92 --  #92 of 2010   3328   APHRODITE
20  Aug-2012 395   97 --  #76 of 2012   3484   TIMEBOMB
21  Aug-2003 288  100 --  #67 of 2001   3533   CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD
22  Nov-1994 183  109 --  140 of 1994   3797   CONFIDE IN ME
23  Sep-2000 253  109 --  131 of 2000   3815   ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS
24  Jul-2014 418  114 --  #73 of 2014   3949   I WAS GONNA CANCEL
25  Nov-2010 374  120 --  115 of 2010   4103   GET OUTTA MY WAY
 


So seventeen of her breakers have gone on into the chart . . . . . ten of them reached the top ten, and nine of those are in my top 1000 of all-time ! But no, she has never had a number one, nor even reached the top three - "Got To Be Certain", "If You Were With Me Now" and "All The Lovers" came closest, all peaking at number four.
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Postby JakeP » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:02 pm

That peak for Can't get you out of my head though! :o :lol: Did you really not like that song as one month at #100 seems incredibly harsh.
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Postby CZB » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:24 pm

Well, "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" actually spent four months at number 100 - its full run in the extended chart was

120 112 112 112 108 100 100 100 100 106 109

so it was in the top forty breakers for the first nine of those months (disappearing as soon as it moved down) - but in comparison with many of her other singles, I felt that it was a bit dull and repetitive. Perhaps that is partly why it did so well in the UK ! ( afterthought: actually, I seem to recall that the video was probably very helpful? ) I've just had a look at what was above it in its final month at 100, to see if it might have maybe been a little under-rated at a time when there was a lot of competition . . . . .

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001   (   006   )   SILENCE...................................Gigi D'Agostino
002   (   003   )   THE MAGIC KEY............................One-T and Cool-T
003   (   002   )   WHITE FLAG...........................................Dido
004   (   004   )   BREATHING / AIRWAVE..............................Rank One
005   (   008   )   THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON TV.....................Milk Inc.
006   (   007   )   SUMMER NIGHTS....................................Hi-Skool
007   (   005   )   CLOSE YOUR EYES......................................Circ
008   (   001   )   ANTHEM 2003.....................................Sensation
009   (   013   )   REALITY............................................S Boys
010   (   015   )   DANCING...................................Lexy and K-Paul
011   (   012   )   THE CLOSEST THING TO CRAZY....................Katie Melua
012   (   011   )   I CAN'T LET YOU GO...........................Ian Van Dahl
013   (   056   )   IT'S OVER NOW..............................Natasha Thomas
014   (   014   )   WHEN THE RAIN BEGINS TO FALL...................Future Pop
015   (   025   )   DREAMER......................................Phoenix 2003
016   (   028   )   FEELIN' FINE....................................Ultrabeat
017   (   009   )   J'EN AI MARRE......................................Alizee
018   (   010   )   NO NO NO..........................................Ann Lee
019   (   017   )   ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST....................Mario Piu
020   (   034   )   SCREAM FOR MORE / MON COEUR EXISTE ENCORE.......Kate Ryan
021   (   021   )   DON'T SPEAK...............................Sonic Solutions
022   (   109   )   OBSESION.........................................Aventura
023   (   019   )   NOTHING BUT YOU.....Paul Van Dijk feat. Hemstock/Jennings
024   (   024   )   LIGAYA..........................................Gouryella
025   (   035   )   WE BELONG............................................Kiki
026   (   016   )   FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS.......................Shania Twain
027   (   018   )   GOTTA GETCHA....................................Whigfield
028   (   022   )   IN YOUR EYES.......................................Sylver
029   (   027   )   IN-TANGO..........................................In-Grid
030   (   031   )   PARADISE........................................Novaspace
031   (   023   )   1, 2, 3.........................................Jan Wayne
032   (   032   )   ONE MORE TRY................................DJ Boozywoozy
033   (   026   )   SISTER GOLDEN HAIR.............................Floorfilla
034   (   020   )   WORDS........................................Dance Nation
035   (   029   )   YOU'RE MY HEART, YOU'RE MY SOUL.............Bolenski Beat
036   (   065   )   SPIRIT OF YESTERDAY.............................DJ Volume
037   (   030   )   WHY........................................Natasha Thomas
038   (   033   )   ENDLESS FANTASY................................Starsplash
039   (   036   )   LOVE PROFUSION....................................Madonna
040   (   089   )   NOTHING FAILS.....................................Madonna
041   (   037   )   DESTROY SHE SAID.....................................Circ
042   (   038   )   SOMEDAY........................................4 Clubbers
043   (   039   )   TRAVEL TIME....................................Starsplash
044   (   040   )   HOLLYWOOD.........................................Madonna
045   (   042   )   DESENCHANTEE....................................Kate Ryan
046   (   043   )   FLY ON THE WINGS OF LOVE XTM and DJ Chucky presents Annia
047   (   044   )   OVERLOAD................................Voodoo and Serano
048   (   041   )   WHY WORRY..........................................Sylver
049   (   045   )   THIS FEELING........................................Kid Q
050   (   048   )   TU ES FOUTU.......................................In-Grid
051   (   ---   )   LOOK AT US...............................Northern Heightz
052   (   064   )   MY FIRST LOVE.................Lovestern Galaktica Project
053   (   046   )   HOW OLD R U.................................Masterblaster
054   (   050   )   HIGHWAY TO THE STARS..........................Klubbingman
055   (   051   )   ANY PLACE, ANYWHERE, ANY TIME..........Nena and Kim Wilde
056   (   055   )   OBJECTION (TANGO).................................Shakira
057   (   057   )   BEAUTIFUL..............................Christina Aguilera
058   (   053   )   I'M ALIVE.....................................Celine Dion
059   (   054   )   ON AND ON..............................Yanou featuring Do
060   (   059   )   COME WITH ME....................................Special D
061   (   061   )   SLEEPING SATELLITE........Aurora featuring Naimee Coleman
062   (   058   )   LIBERTINE.......................................Kate Ryan
063   (   047   )   GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN.......................Glamarama
064   (   049   )   I DON'T WANNA STOP....................................ATB
065   (   052   )   LONG WAY HOME.........................................ATB
066   (   062   )   THE KETCHUP SONG (ASEREJE)....................Las Ketchup
067   (   067   )   POINT OF VIEW................................DB Boulevard
068   (   118   )   SURRENDER...........................................Lasgo
069   (   060   )   AT THE END............................................Iio
070   (   070   )   WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME......................Christina Milian
071   (   071   )   POISON....................................Groove Coverage
072   (   068   )   SOUNDS LIKE A MELODY..........................Lichtenfels
073   (   069   )   GALAXY........................................Pulsedriver
074   (   072   )   DAY OF MINE (LUDICROUS IDIOTS).........Tok Tok vs Soffy O
075   (   073   )   I BEGIN TO WONDER..........................Dannii Minogue
076   (   075   )   THESE ARE THE THINGS...................Black Box Recorder
077   (   074   )   GUARDIAN ANGEL..................................Novaspace
078   (   078   )   PASSION......................................Steve Murano
079   (   066   )   AROUND MY DREAMS............................Double U Boys
080   (   080   )   AMERICAN LIFE.....................................Madonna
081   (   077   )   YOU'RE A SUPERSTAR..............................Love Inc.
082   (   081   )   RIPPIN KITTIN............Golden Boy featuring Miss Kittin
083   (   063   )   MR VAIN......................................Culture Beat
084   (   084   )   FINE DAY..................................Kirsty Hawkshaw
085   (   093   )   HOME ALONE......................................Special D
086   (   091   )   CLUB FILES ONE (EQUINOXE IV)...............DJ Quicksilver
087   (   111   )   HEAVEN ABOVE................................Future Breeze
088   (   086   )   TIME 2 WONDER..................................DJs @ Work
089   (   083   )   SILENT HEART..................................Green Court
090   (   090   )   MAN IN THE MOON....................................Fragma
091   (   116   )   KINGSTON TOWN.......................................89ers
092   (   092   )   LOVE IS A SOLDIER...............................Jan Wayne
093   (   076   )   THE END...................................Groove Coverage
094   (   088   )   FEEL THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT......................Masterboy
095   (   112   )   RUN TO YOU......................................Novaspace
096   (   095   )   UNDERNEATH YOUR CLOTHES...........................Shakira
097   (   079   )   LIVIN' MY LIFE.....................................Sylver
098   (   097   )   MILK AND TOAST AND HONEY..........................Roxette
099   (   099   )   TIME............................................Milk Inc.
100   (   100   )   CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD................Kylie Minogue



. . . . . there really were a lot of very good singles (to me!) around at that time, compared with now - but also quite a few Eurodance cover versions of earlier releases.
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Postby JakeP » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:06 pm

CZB wrote:Well, "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" actually spent four months at number 100 - its full run in the extended chart was

120 112 112 112 108 100 100 100 100 106 109

so it was in the top forty breakers for the first nine of those months (disappearing as soon as it moved down) - but in comparison with many of her other singles, I felt that it was a bit dull and repetitive. Perhaps that is partly why it did so well in the UK ! ( afterthought: actually, I seem to recall that the video was probably very helpful? ) I've just had a look at what was above it in its final month at 100, to see if it might have maybe been a little under-rated at a time when there was a lot of competition . . . . .

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001   (   006   )   SILENCE...................................Gigi D'Agostino
002   (   003   )   THE MAGIC KEY............................One-T and Cool-T
003   (   002   )   WHITE FLAG...........................................Dido
004   (   004   )   BREATHING / AIRWAVE..............................Rank One
005   (   008   )   THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON TV.....................Milk Inc.
006   (   007   )   SUMMER NIGHTS....................................Hi-Skool
007   (   005   )   CLOSE YOUR EYES......................................Circ
008   (   001   )   ANTHEM 2003.....................................Sensation
009   (   013   )   REALITY............................................S Boys
010   (   015   )   DANCING...................................Lexy and K-Paul
011   (   012   )   THE CLOSEST THING TO CRAZY....................Katie Melua
012   (   011   )   I CAN'T LET YOU GO...........................Ian Van Dahl
013   (   056   )   IT'S OVER NOW..............................Natasha Thomas
014   (   014   )   WHEN THE RAIN BEGINS TO FALL...................Future Pop
015   (   025   )   DREAMER......................................Phoenix 2003
016   (   028   )   FEELIN' FINE....................................Ultrabeat
017   (   009   )   J'EN AI MARRE......................................Alizee
018   (   010   )   NO NO NO..........................................Ann Lee
019   (   017   )   ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST....................Mario Piu
020   (   034   )   SCREAM FOR MORE / MON COEUR EXISTE ENCORE.......Kate Ryan
021   (   021   )   DON'T SPEAK...............................Sonic Solutions
022   (   109   )   OBSESION.........................................Aventura
023   (   019   )   NOTHING BUT YOU.....Paul Van Dijk feat. Hemstock/Jennings
024   (   024   )   LIGAYA..........................................Gouryella
025   (   035   )   WE BELONG............................................Kiki
026   (   016   )   FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS.......................Shania Twain
027   (   018   )   GOTTA GETCHA....................................Whigfield
028   (   022   )   IN YOUR EYES.......................................Sylver
029   (   027   )   IN-TANGO..........................................In-Grid
030   (   031   )   PARADISE........................................Novaspace
031   (   023   )   1, 2, 3.........................................Jan Wayne
032   (   032   )   ONE MORE TRY................................DJ Boozywoozy
033   (   026   )   SISTER GOLDEN HAIR.............................Floorfilla
034   (   020   )   WORDS........................................Dance Nation
035   (   029   )   YOU'RE MY HEART, YOU'RE MY SOUL.............Bolenski Beat
036   (   065   )   SPIRIT OF YESTERDAY.............................DJ Volume
037   (   030   )   WHY........................................Natasha Thomas
038   (   033   )   ENDLESS FANTASY................................Starsplash
039   (   036   )   LOVE PROFUSION....................................Madonna
040   (   089   )   NOTHING FAILS.....................................Madonna
041   (   037   )   DESTROY SHE SAID.....................................Circ
042   (   038   )   SOMEDAY........................................4 Clubbers
043   (   039   )   TRAVEL TIME....................................Starsplash
044   (   040   )   HOLLYWOOD.........................................Madonna
045   (   042   )   DESENCHANTEE....................................Kate Ryan
046   (   043   )   FLY ON THE WINGS OF LOVE XTM and DJ Chucky presents Annia
047   (   044   )   OVERLOAD................................Voodoo and Serano
048   (   041   )   WHY WORRY..........................................Sylver
049   (   045   )   THIS FEELING........................................Kid Q
050   (   048   )   TU ES FOUTU.......................................In-Grid
051   (   ---   )   LOOK AT US...............................Northern Heightz
052   (   064   )   MY FIRST LOVE.................Lovestern Galaktica Project
053   (   046   )   HOW OLD R U.................................Masterblaster
054   (   050   )   HIGHWAY TO THE STARS..........................Klubbingman
055   (   051   )   ANY PLACE, ANYWHERE, ANY TIME..........Nena and Kim Wilde
056   (   055   )   OBJECTION (TANGO).................................Shakira
057   (   057   )   BEAUTIFUL..............................Christina Aguilera
058   (   053   )   I'M ALIVE.....................................Celine Dion
059   (   054   )   ON AND ON..............................Yanou featuring Do
060   (   059   )   COME WITH ME....................................Special D
061   (   061   )   SLEEPING SATELLITE........Aurora featuring Naimee Coleman
062   (   058   )   LIBERTINE.......................................Kate Ryan
063   (   047   )   GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN.......................Glamarama
064   (   049   )   I DON'T WANNA STOP....................................ATB
065   (   052   )   LONG WAY HOME.........................................ATB
066   (   062   )   THE KETCHUP SONG (ASEREJE)....................Las Ketchup
067   (   067   )   POINT OF VIEW................................DB Boulevard
068   (   118   )   SURRENDER...........................................Lasgo
069   (   060   )   AT THE END............................................Iio
070   (   070   )   WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME......................Christina Milian
071   (   071   )   POISON....................................Groove Coverage
072   (   068   )   SOUNDS LIKE A MELODY..........................Lichtenfels
073   (   069   )   GALAXY........................................Pulsedriver
074   (   072   )   DAY OF MINE (LUDICROUS IDIOTS).........Tok Tok vs Soffy O
075   (   073   )   I BEGIN TO WONDER..........................Dannii Minogue
076   (   075   )   THESE ARE THE THINGS...................Black Box Recorder
077   (   074   )   GUARDIAN ANGEL..................................Novaspace
078   (   078   )   PASSION......................................Steve Murano
079   (   066   )   AROUND MY DREAMS............................Double U Boys
080   (   080   )   AMERICAN LIFE.....................................Madonna
081   (   077   )   YOU'RE A SUPERSTAR..............................Love Inc.
082   (   081   )   RIPPIN KITTIN............Golden Boy featuring Miss Kittin
083   (   063   )   MR VAIN......................................Culture Beat
084   (   084   )   FINE DAY..................................Kirsty Hawkshaw
085   (   093   )   HOME ALONE......................................Special D
086   (   091   )   CLUB FILES ONE (EQUINOXE IV)...............DJ Quicksilver
087   (   111   )   HEAVEN ABOVE................................Future Breeze
088   (   086   )   TIME 2 WONDER..................................DJs @ Work
089   (   083   )   SILENT HEART..................................Green Court
090   (   090   )   MAN IN THE MOON....................................Fragma
091   (   116   )   KINGSTON TOWN.......................................89ers
092   (   092   )   LOVE IS A SOLDIER...............................Jan Wayne
093   (   076   )   THE END...................................Groove Coverage
094   (   088   )   FEEL THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT......................Masterboy
095   (   112   )   RUN TO YOU......................................Novaspace
096   (   095   )   UNDERNEATH YOUR CLOTHES...........................Shakira
097   (   079   )   LIVIN' MY LIFE.....................................Sylver
098   (   097   )   MILK AND TOAST AND HONEY..........................Roxette
099   (   099   )   TIME............................................Milk Inc.
100   (   100   )   CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD................Kylie Minogue



. . . . . there really were a lot of very good singles (to me!) around at that time, compared with now - but also quite a few Eurodance cover versions of earlier releases.
Oh wow, so you love european music then, i don't recognise the majority of that list. :oops:

From the songs i know, i like these:

003 ( 002 ) WHITE FLAG...........................................Dido
011 ( 012 ) THE CLOSEST THING TO CRAZY....................Katie Melua
026 ( 016 ) FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS.......................Shania Twain
039 ( 036 ) LOVE PROFUSION....................................Madonna
046 ( 043 ) FLY ON THE WINGS OF LOVE XTM and DJ Chucky presents Annia
056 ( 055 ) OBJECTION (TANGO).................................Shakira
057 ( 057 ) BEAUTIFUL..............................Christina Aguilera
058 ( 053 ) I'M ALIVE.....................................Celine Dion
066 ( 062 ) THE KETCHUP SONG (ASEREJE)....................Las Ketchup
067 ( 067 ) POINT OF VIEW................................DB Boulevard
070 ( 070 ) WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME......................Christina Milian
075 ( 073 ) I BEGIN TO WONDER..........................Dannii Minogue
080 ( 080 ) AMERICAN LIFE.....................................Madonna
081 ( 077 ) YOU'RE A SUPERSTAR..............................Love Inc.
083 ( 063 ) MR VAIN......................................Culture Beat
096 ( 095 ) UNDERNEATH YOUR CLOTHES...........................Shakira
100 ( 100 ) CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD................Kylie Minogue

White flag was amazing, so its great to see Dido did well. Shame it wasn't a UK #1 as this would appear in my top 100 countdown had it qualified.
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Postby CZB » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:00 pm

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And already it's time for the first retro chart of November - from the year in which I began full time work, at the age of 21. I used timer-switches to record the radio broadcasts of the chart shows of various European countries while I was out - and these were the hits I was enjoying thirty-two years ago, as we approached the end of 1985.....









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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 076 ---------------------------------- NOVEMBER 1985
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01 02 07 FOR EVERYONE Wind ##
02 01 08 THE LOST OPERA Kimera and the Operaiders with the L.S.O.
03 03 07 YOU CAN WIN IF YOU WANT Modern Talking
04 04 02 (I'LL NEVER BE) MARIA MAGDALENA Sandra ##
05 06 04 YOU'RE A WOMAN Bad Boys Blue
06 15 03 THE SHOW (THEME FROM "CONNIE") Rebecca Storm
07 07 04 LIVING ON VIDEO Trans-X
08 09 04 BLACKSTAR Georgie Davis
09 05 05 MY HEART IS IN IRELAND Wolfe Tones
10 19 03 BARBER'S ROCK - BZN

11 13 04 SECRET Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
12 27 05 BROOKSIDE THEME Dave Roylance and Steve Wright
13 08 04 TARZAN BOY Baltimora
14 11 04 AFTER ALL THESE YEARS Foster and Allen
15 ---- 01 THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush [Strongest Starter] ##
16 10 04 DUEL (EYE TO EYE) Propoganda ##
17 12 07 ALL AT ONCE Whitney Houston
18 40 02 BODY ROCK Maria Vidal [Rapid Riser]
19 16 09 UNDER MY THUMB Fast Radio [Longest Laster]
20 14 08 PAINTING PICTURES Rainy Day

21 21 04 SANTA LUCIA BY NIGHT George Baker Selection
22 20 07 DREAMING MY DREAMS The Furey Brothers and Davey Arthur
23 36 03 RUN AWAY HOME - BZN
24 18 06 BEN Marti Webb
25 25 03 UNEXPECTED LOVERS Lime ##
26 44 02 FREE GEORGE JACKSON Blazing Saddles
27 22 07 MAGGIE (SO FAR SO GOOD) B.A. Robertson
28 ---- 01 CHERI CHERI LADY Modern Talking
29 ---- 01 WHAT'S YOUR NAME? Zinno
30 30 03 I GOT YOU BABE UB40 featuring Chrissie Hynde

31 41 03 IRGENDWANN BLIEB I DANN DORT - STS
32 23 05 EQUINOXE V Jean-Michel Jarre
33 39 02 MUNICH NIGHT Albert West
34 17 05 N-N-NINETEEN (NOT OUT) Commentators ##
35 35 06 LOVE IS IN YOUR EYES Gerard Joling
36 ---- 01 A SONG FOR IRELAND Barleycorn
37 37 03 SHADES - UK Symphony Orchestra
38 ---- 01 TAKE ON ME Aha
39 29 05 ENDLESS ROAD Time Bandits
40 24 08 LIVE IS LIFE Opus

41 43 02 VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR Buggles
42 38 04 ZOALS VRIENDEN DOEN Bonnie St Claire en Jose
43 ---- 01 SPANISH EDDIE Laura Branigan
44 ---- 01 BLUE NIGHT SHADOW The Two Of Us
45 45 06 THE ENTERTAINER Marvin Hamlisch ##
46 46 08 YOU'RE MY HEART, YOU'RE MY SOUL Modern Talking
47 ---- 01 45 YEARS Morrisseys
48 26 07 YOU SPIN ME ROUND (LIKE A RECORD) Dead Or Alive [Fastest Faller]
49 28 07 SUN OF JAMAICA Goombay Dance Band
50 31 05 AROUND MY DREAM Silver Pozzoli
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Thirteen up, ten non-movers, nineteen down, eight new entries - total hits to date 800
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Postby Benny » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:53 am

04 04 02 (I'LL NEVER BE) MARIA MAGDALENA Sandra ##
13 08 04 TARZAN BOY Baltimora
15 ---- 01 THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush [Strongest Starter] ##
17 12 07 ALL AT ONCE Whitney Houston
38 ---- 01 TAKE ON ME Aha
41 43 02 VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR Buggles
43 ---- 01 SPANISH EDDIE Laura Branigan
46 46 08 YOU'RE MY HEART, YOU'RE MY SOUL Modern Talking
48 26 07 YOU SPIN ME ROUND (LIKE A RECORD) Dead Or Alive [Fastest Faller]

Some great classics there! :P
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Postby CZB » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:07 am

Benny wrote:04 04 02 (I'LL NEVER BE) MARIA MAGDALENA Sandra ##
13 08 04 TARZAN BOY Baltimora
15 ---- 01 THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush [Strongest Starter] ##
17 12 07 ALL AT ONCE Whitney Houston
38 ---- 01 TAKE ON ME Aha
41 43 02 VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR Buggles
43 ---- 01 SPANISH EDDIE Laura Branigan
46 46 08 YOU'RE MY HEART, YOU'RE MY SOUL Modern Talking
48 26 07 YOU SPIN ME ROUND (LIKE A RECORD) Dead Or Alive [Fastest Faller]


Some great classics there! :P
Thanks again, Benny - with the possible exception of "Spanish Eddie", I think all of those others are still getting significant radio airplay in the UK and continental Europe thirty-two years later ! :D
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Postby CZB » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:00 pm

Time now for the second retro chart of this month - and a return to when I was fifteen, in the fifth form at school, and only tuning in to the chart shows of the UK and Ireland. Here's what I was enjoying all those decades ago - probably before most members of this forum were even born ! - in November 1979 . . . . .






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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 004 ---------------------------------- NOVEMBER 1979
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01 01 04 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN Brendan Shine
02 02 04 ONE DAY AT A TIME Gloria ##
03 03 04 OLIVER'S ARMY Elvis Costello and the Attractions
04 04 02 IF I SAID YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL BODY Bellamy Brothers ##
05 07 04 MARY'S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD Boney M
06 06 04 PAINTER MAN Boney M
07 05 04 CLOG DANCE Violinski
08 12 03 SAY WHEN Lene Lovich
09 08 04 HOORAY HOORAY IT'S A HOLI-HOLIDAY Boney M
10 27 02 THE PRINCE Madness [Rapid Riser]

11 28 02 THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA Charlie Daniels Band [Rapid Riser]
12 14 04 LICK A SMURP FOR CHRISTMAS (ALL FALL DOWN) Father Abraphart and the Smurps
13 15 02 LADY LYNDA Beach Boys
14 19 02 WHO DO YOU WANNA BE? Gina, Dale Haze and the Champions
15 09 04 HALLELUJAH Gali Atari and Milk and Honey
16 11 04 BROWN GIRL IN THE RING Boney M
17 13 04 A TASTE OF AGGRO Barron Knights
18 ---- 01 THE SPARROW Ramblers [Strongest Starter] ##
19 16 03 IF I HAD YOU Korgis
20 10 04 MUSIC BOX DANCER Frank Mills [Fastest Faller]

21 21 02 YOU NEVER HEARD ANYTHING LIKE IT Freshmen
22 30 03 JUST WHEN I NEEDED YOU MOST Randy Vanwarmer
23 17 03 BANG BANG B. A. Robertson ##
24 26 02 MAYBE Thom Pace
25 22 02 THE TOPICAL SONG (THE LOGICAL SONG) The Barron Knights
26 Re 02 GOTTA GO HOME Boney M
27 ---- 01 ROCKABILLY REBEL Matchbox
28 20 04 THE GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE The Furey Brothers and Davey Arthur
29 24 04 CAVATINA John Williams
30 25 03 CHOSEN FEW Dooleys
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Nine climbers, six non-movers, twelve going down, one re-entry, two new entries - total hits to date 52
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Postby Benny » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:30 am

04 04 02 IF I SAID YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL BODY Bellamy Brothers ##
06 06 04 PAINTER MAN Boney M
09 08 04 HOORAY HOORAY IT'S A HOLI-HOLIDAY Boney M
16 11 04 BROWN GIRL IN THE RING Boney M
24 26 02 MAYBE Thom Pace
26 Re 02 GOTTA GO HOME Boney M

'Maybe' is beautiful. It was a huge number one hit in Germany because it was the theme song to a TV series. It wasn't as successful in the UK though, only reaching number 14.
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Postby CZB » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:30 pm

Thanks again, Benny - that series wasn't as widely networked in the UK, I think some regions just showed it occasionally on weekday afternoons, It must have been in a better timeslot on one of the main German channels, also viewable in Austria (where the theme reached number two) and Switzerland (number eight).








Just two new entries back in that month of 1979 - and now . . . . . yes, just two new entries in my last chart of 2017!

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CZB'S TOP FORTY ----------------------- Month 459 ---------------------- DECEMBER 2017
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01 05 02 ONE MORE TIME - OMD ##
02 03 05 LITTLE HOLLYWOOD Alle Farben and Janieck
03 04 04 BAD THINGS Machine Gun Kelly x Camila Cabello
04 09 03 MORE THAN YOU KNOW Axwell /\ Ingrosso ##
05 ---- 01 FEEL IT STILL Portugal. The Man [Highest New Entry] ##
06 01 06 TONGUE TIED Earl ##
07 02 05 BE MINE Ofenbach ##
08 14 04 SIGN OF THE TIMES Harry Styles ##
09 07 07 CITY LIGHTS Blanche
10 12 06 OOPS Little Mix featuring Charlie Puth

11 06 05 TUESDAY Burak Yeter featuring Danelle Sandoval
12 11 07 THE LAST FAREWELL Roger Whittaker
13 08 05 STORY OF A HEART Steps
14 13 06 TRYING TO PRETEND Noemie Wolfs
15 33 02 PRAYING Kesha [Rapid Riser]
16 10 10 THE PUSHBIKE SONG Mixtures
17 15 07 SCARED OF THE DARK Steps
18 16 08 HEAR ME NOW Alok and Bruno Martini featuring Zeeba ##
19 20 04 ON MY MIND Disciples
20 26 06 MüHLE IM SCHWARZWALD Gilde Duo

21 17 09 RATATATAPLAN Raffaella Carra
22 19 09 LOVE ON THE BRAIN Rihanna
23 34 03 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN Walter Murphy
24 21 09 GREY Kölsch ##
25 22 07 A DREAM THAT NEVER STOPS Ozark Henry
26 ---- 01 IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN Agnes Obel
27 18 11 YOU Hooverphonic [Fastest Faller] ##
28 23 09 PLAY THAT SONG Train
29 24 07 SYMPHONY Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson ##
30 25 10 OH BOY (THE MOOD I'M IN) Brotherhood of Man

31 31 29 10 AUTOBAHN Kraftwerk
32 30 06 LITTLE MOON RISES Stan Van Samang featuring Sarah Bettens
33 31 08 PAPA PINGOUIN Sophie et Magaly
34 40 02 EVERYTHING NOW Arcade Fire
35 27 08 DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME Frances
36 28 14 DON'T BE SO SHY Imany ##
37 32 15 FILL MY LIFE UP Marco Z Longest Laster]
38 37 12 LE LAC Julien Doré ##
39 38 10 ALONE Alan Walker ##
40 39 11 BE THE ONE Dua Lipa
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 00 ] SI T'ETAIS LA Louane [Chartbuster] ##
02 [ 02 ] ROCK AND ROLL STAR Champagne
03 [ 03 ] HAPPINESS Hooverphonic
04 [ 05 ] PERFECT LIFE Levina
05 [ 10 ] MILLION REASONS Lady GaGa
06 [ 08 ] ALL OR NOTHING Lost Frequencies featuring Axel Ehnström
07 [ 09 ] BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Ariana Grande and John Legend
08 [ 21 ] FATALITA Raffaella Carra
09 [ 13 ] ...BABY ONE MORE TIME Britney Spears
10 [ 14 ] MAMBO No. 5 (A LITTLE BIT OF...) Lou Bega

11 [ 15 ] BLUE (DA BA DEE) Eiffel 65
12 [ 18 ] JAPANESE BOY Andrea Jürgens
13 [ 22 ] MICHAEL Johnny McEvoy
14 [ 23 ] C'EST LA VIE, MON CHERI Jessica
15 [ 20 ] MANUEL GOODBYE Andrea Jürgens
16 [ 16 ] HAVANA Camilla Cabello featuring Young Thug
17 [ 17 ] BOYS Charli XCX
18 [ 24 ] PLAYA BLANCA Andrea Jürgens
19 [ 19 ] WITHOUT YOU Avicii featuring Sandro Cavazza
20 [ 29 ] BACK YO YOU Louis Tomlinson featuring Bebe Rexha

21 [ 00 ] KATCHI Ofenbach vs Nick Waterhouse
22 [ 25 ] SUNNY DAYS Armin Van Buuren featuring Josh Cumbee
23 [ 27 ] PATRIK PACARD Lady Lily
24 [ 32 ] MATERIAL GIRL Madonna
25 [ 00 ] ALL THAT GLITTERS Earl
26 [ 28 ] LICENCE TO KILL Gladys Knight
27 [ 31 ] MALDON Zouk Machine
28 [ 39 ] ONE FING 'N' ANUVVER Chas and Dave
29 [ 36 ] GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Sailor
30 [ 35 ] LOVE IS A GOLDEN RING Cats

31 [ 33 ] THE BEST Tina Turner
32 [ 40 ] MUSIC John Miles
33 [ 34 ] CLOSE TO THE FIRE Stefan Waggershausen and Alice
34 [ 37 ] I LOVE TO LOVE Tina Charles
35 [ 38 ] I'M ON FIRE - 5,000 Volts
36 [ 00 ] DESENCHANTEE Mylene Farmer
37 [ 00 ] LOSING MY RELIGION R.E.M.
38 [ 00 ] BACARDI FEELING Kate Yanai
39 [ 00 ] ALLONS A LAFFAYETTE Captain Gumbo
40 [ 00 ] (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU Bryan Adams
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Number one ten years ago: LUCKY Lucky Twice
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Number one twenty-three years ago: OOH YES I DO Luv'
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Number one thirty-six years ago: WHEN YOU WERE SWEET SIXTEEN The Fureys and Davey Arthur
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Their second hit of the twenty-first century, and their twelfth in total, becomes the first number one for Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) this month. “One More Time” is one of eleven climbers in the top forty, moving up four places to become my 230th chart-topper, and it’s also one of no fewer than six former Chartbusters now in the top ten. The others include last month’s top two from Earl and Ofenbach – “Tongue Tied” and “Be Mine” both dive five places, landing at six and seven respectively. But Harry Styles rises six places to number eight with “Sign Of The Times”, and Axwell ^ Ingrosso advance another five places to number four with “More Than You Know”. Possibly the strongest challenger to become the first number one of 2018, however, is November’s Chartbuster from Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still” comes straight in to the chart at number five. The only other new entry is by someone who previously reached number one with “Just So” – the 37-year-old singer-songwriter from Denmark, Agnes Obel. “It’s Happening Again” arrives at number twenty-six. Among twenty-seven hits on the way down, Hooverphonic have the fastest faller this time, as “You” tumbles nine places to number 27, and Marco Z continues to be the longest laster with “Fill My Life Up”. That slides five places to 37 in its fifteenth, and possibly final, month in the top forty. Meanwhile, the Rapid Riser is Kesha, racing up eighteen places to number 15 with “Praying”.

1991 is the year providing five previously overlooked potential hits for the top forty breakers this month – although it would have been difficult to overlook Bryan Adams’ “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” back then, as it spent sixteen weeks at number one in the UK. Very successful too elsewhere in Europe were “Bacardi Feeling” from Kate Yanai and “Desenchantee” by Mylene Farmer. The former performer is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, Kate Markovitz – while another Kate, Kate Ryan from Belgium, has already taken her cover version of the latter song to number four in my chart. Meanwhile, the most well-known act with a new breaker this month are surely R.E.M., the American rock band with worldwide successes over several decades. They previously fell twenty-three places short of a top forty entry in my chart with “Everybody Hurts”, but could now be on the way to improving on that with “Losing My Religion”. In complete contrast, Captain Gumbo are not even famous enough to have a Wikipedia page that runs to more than four sentences in Dutch – although they are still touring almost three decades after their only marginally significant chart success in their homeland, “Allons A Laffayette”, and have released six albums. That’s two more than (Kate) Earl, whose title track from her latest has been one of the biggest successes in my chart in 2017. “All That Glitters” may be about to become her second top forty entry – and “Katchi” might prove to be an impressive follow-up to “Be Mine” for Ofenbach. Featuring Nick Waterhouse, it has already reached number one in France and Mexico. But it’s another single currently riding high in the charts of her homeland that, as this month’s Chartbuster, is guaranteed to become the first success for a 21-year-old singer from Hénin-Beaumont in France who took part in that country’s version of “The Voice” in 2013. Her number one hit there at the beginning of 2015, “Avenir”, didn’t make it through the breakers into my top forty, peaking only at number 85 – but she is already twenty-three places higher than that with her latest release. My Record of the Month for December 2017 is Louane, and “Si T’etais La”.







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Postby CZB » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:00 pm

Now, let's turn the clock back again - and to a time when, at least as far as my chart was concerned, I seemed to be looking forward to Christmas somewhat more than I do nowadays ! Twenty-eight years ago, I was frequently obtaining singles from continental Europe that I hadn't been able to find in the UK - so there were quite a few here that had originally been released rather earlier than . . . . . December 1989. Here's what I was enjoying at the age of twenty-five, while working hard towards the last promotion I would ever receive at work.






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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 124 ---------------------------------- DECEMBER 1989
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01 ---- 01 DECK THE HALLS (WITH BOUGHS OF HOLLY) Berdien Stenberg [Strongest Starter] ##
02 03 03 VERLOREN ZIJN WE NIET Vicky Leandros
03 24 02 MERRY WE WILL BE / LA PULCE D'AQUA Angelo Branduardi [Rapid Riser]
04 05 03 LAMBADA Kaoma ##
05 07 05 GIRL I'M GONNA MISS YOU Milli Vanilli
06 15 02 I CAN'T GET NO EDELWEISS Edelweiss ##
07 20 03 JOHNNY (NUR NOCH EINEN TAG) Nicole
08 04 05 LOSING MY MIND Liza Minnelli
09 ---- 01 SILENT NIGHT / STILLE NACHT - BZN
10 17 02 YOU ARE MY HERO Anny Schilder

11 08 04 READY FOR RADETZKY Vienna Lusthouse ##
12 13 03 LANDSLIDE OF LOVE Transvision Vamp
13 02 06 JE T'AIME (MOI NON PLUS) Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg
14 10 04 I'LL NEVER STOP WANTING YOU Foster and Allen
15 16 04 IF I HAD ONLY A CHANCE - BZN
16 01 06 VIVER SENZA TEI Furbaz
17 18 03 HARLEM DESIRE London Boys
18 35 02 KYLIE'S SMILEY MIX Kylie Minogue
19 09 06 THE YOUNG DOCTORS Executives ##
20 34 02 CRY OF FREEDOM Piet Veerman

21 06 06 DAYS Kirsty MacColl
22 12 07 EL CORDOBES - BZN
23 14 06 MERRY WE WILL BE (LA PULCE D'ACQUA) Berdien Stenberg
24 36 02 COMMENT TE DIRE ADIEU Jimmy Somerville
25 40 02 DON'T KNOW MUCH Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville
26 33 02 PANOPTICON EIGHT REGENERATION MIX Mark Ayres
27 31 03 LEAVE A LIGHT ON Belinda Carlisle
28 19 07 A PLACE TO LIVE Rene Froger / Het Goede Doel ##
29 11 06 WONDERFUL Patty and Shift
30 21 05 CHECK OUT THE CHICKEN Grand Master Chicken and DJ Duck ##

31 32 03 THE SUMMER MEGAMIX Boney M
32 Re 03 ZWIET ZWIET HONNIEBEE Tineke Schouten
33 23 07 IF YOU REALLY LOVE ME Nicole
34 44 02 NEVER TOO LATE Kylie Minogue
35 Re 07 WHEELS ON FIRE - BZN
36 ---- 01 THE TWO OF US Earth and Fire
37 22 04 AMOR DE MIS AMORES Paco
38 39 04 HELLO, THIS IS JOANNIE (THE TELEPHONE ANSWERING MACHINE SONG) Paul Evans
39 50 02 NIEMAND LAAT JE EIGEN KIND ALLEEN Willy en Willeke
40 ---- 01 LET'S PARTY Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers

41 25 04 MARINA Rocco Granata and the Carnations
42 ---- 01 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS Band Aid II
43 ---- 01 DEAR JESSIE Madonna
44 29 09 AMOUREUX SOLITAIRES Lio ##
45 30 10 THE WAY TO YOUR HEART Soulsister [Longest Laster]
46 42 10 MAMA'S DINKY DARLING Anny Schilder [Longest Laster]
47 ---- 01 THINK ABOUT LOVE Anny Schilder
48 28 04 THE TIMEWARP Damien [Fastest Faller]
49 48 02 WIE WEIT IST EDEN Juliane Werding
50 ---- 01 GELUKKIG KERSTFEEST Artiesten Voor't Ronald McDonald Huis
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Twenty up, two re-entries, twenty down, eight new entries - total hits to date 913
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Postby Benny » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:53 pm

04 05 03 LAMBADA Kaoma ##
25 40 02 DON'T KNOW MUCH Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville
27 31 03 LEAVE A LIGHT ON Belinda Carlisle
42 ---- 01 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS Band Aid II
43 ---- 01 DEAR JESSIE Madonna

'Lambada', 'Don't Know Much' and 'Leave a Light on' are my faves. :P
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Postby CZB » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:00 pm

Thanks again, Benny ! :D

Something that sticks in my mind about "Lambada" is that in the week when it was heading for the top forty in the UK there were technical problems, with the result that the chart was not finalised in time for the Sunday evening Radio One chart show. They only had data covering six days of the week, I think - so, announced with something along the lines of "as far as we can tell at the moment, it looks as if Kaoma have the first new entry at -" . . . . ."NUMBER FORTY" ! (Bruno Brookes used very loud jingles at this time).

When the missing data was eventually added, it turned out that "Lambada" was at number forty - although some of the hits above it moved around, and there was a higher new entry that hadn't been known about on the Sunday. It was very unusual back then for hits in languages other than English to chart in the UK, so this one did well to go on to peak at number four. This was the same position as it reached in my own chart - where foreign language hits have always been much more common !







. . . . . and this had already been the case six years earlier, in the second of this month's retro charts. There weren't as many Christmas singles charting when I was nineteen years old, and had just completed my fourth term (or I think they were called "semesters") at university - but the highest new entry was a comedy celebration of that special time which had previously charted in Ireland a Christmas earlier. And the same artist who was at number one in December 1989 was also there in December 1983 ! Here's the full list of what I was enjoying thirty-four years ago.







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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 053 ---------------------------------- DECEMBER 1983
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01 01 06 RONDO RUSSO (FLUTE CONCERTO IN E MINOR) Berdien Stenberg
02 22 03 I WILL LOVE YOU ALL MY LIFE Foster and Allen [Rapid Riser]
03 10 02 THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUN (MAIN THEME) Stavros Xarhakos ##
04 04 04 LE LEGIONNAIRE - BZN ##
05 05 03 SING - SING - SING Broads ##
06 03 03 THEY DON'T KNOW Tracey Ullman
07 21 03 LA DI DA Vanessa
08 09 06 LEAVING NANCY The Fureys and Davey Arthur
09 ---- 01 CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN Frank Kelly [Strongest Starter] ##
10 29 02 HEARTS ARE TRUMPS / HERZ IST TRUMPF Trio

11 19 03 DON'T GIVE UP Dolly Dots
12 20 03 MAMMA MARIA Ricci e Poveri
13 25 03 STEAL AWAY The Fureys and Davey Arthur
14 02 07 RED IS THE ROSE Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy ##
15 17 05 COME DANCING Kinks
16 23 02 THE VILLAGE WHERE I WENT TO SCHOOL Brendan Shine
17 08 08 *** BEER BEER BEER The Fureys and Davey Arthur
18 18 05 THE FIELDS OF ATHENRY Paddy Reilly ##
19 39 02 THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba [Rapid Riser]
20 13 08 HOCUS POCUS Vanessa ##

21 15 10 JUST AN ILLUSION - BZN
22 16 05 THREE PUBS IN BOHOLA Brendan Shine
23 06 05 BUSY DOING NOTHING Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin
24 24 04 STAY IN MY LIFE Cats
25 30 05 *** SWEETHEARTS IN THE SPRING Foster and Allen
26 07 07 TAKE THAT SITUATION Nick Heyward
27 ---- 01 MOTOR MANIA Roman Holliday
28 14 04 WHAT AM I GOING TO DO? Rod Stewart
29 ---- 01 POSTMAN PAT Ken Barry
30 12 08 UP THE JUNCTION Squeeze

31 ---- 01 CLAP CLAP SOUND Klaxons
32 11 08 PADRAIG PEARSE Wolfe Tones [Fastest Faller]
33 28 03 SHOP AROUND Babe
34 42 02 *** SPUDS Brendan Shine
35 38 05 STREETS OF NEW YORK Wolfe Tones
36 44 02 TOMORROW Patricia Paay
37 45 02 SHOW ME THE WAY TO PARADISE Maywood
38 ---- 01 IT'S YOU, IT'S YOU, IT'S YOU Joe Dolan
39 26 03 BLUE MONDAY New Order
40 27 12 PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ Taco [Longest Laster]

41 41 03 ALS DE BLOEMEN HUILEN KONDEN Nicole
42 ---- 01 THE BAD OLD DAYS CoCo
43 ---- 01 HEE AMSTERDAM Drukwerk
44 ---- 01 NEVER NEVER Assembly
45 Re 09 CHRISTMAS ON 45 Holly and the Ivy's
46 ---- 01 MY BOY Jodelles
47 31 07 STARS ON 45 PROUDLY PRESENTS THE STAR SISTERS Stars On 45
48 32 07 NUR GETRAUMT / JUST A DREAM Nena
49 37 08 JULIET Robin Gibb
50 35 06 DOUBLE DUTCH Malcolm McLaren and the Ebonettes
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Sixteen up, six non-movers, eighteen down, one re-entry, nine new entries - total hits to date 325
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Postby Benny » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:19 pm

18 18 05 THE FIELDS OF ATHENRY Paddy Reilly ##
19 39 02 THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba [Rapid Riser]
39 26 03 BLUE MONDAY New Order
40 27 12 PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ Taco [Longest Laster]
48 32 07 NUR GETRAUMT / JUST A DREAM Nena
49 37 08 JULIET Robin Gibb

Shame 'Juliet' flopped in the UK, at least it went to number one in Germany!
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Postby Blondini » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:03 am

I'm sure i've asked this before but what does "##" mean? :oops:
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Postby CZB » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:28 am

Blondini wrote:I'm sure i've asked this before but what does "##" mean? :oops:
Former - or current - Record of the Month (Chartbuster) :D

Benny wrote:49 37 08 JULIET Robin Gibb

Shame 'Juliet' flopped in the UK, at least it went to number one in Germany!
Indeed - and it did well elsewhere too ! One of very few hits that went to number one in the Europarade without ever scoring in the UK. :o
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Postby CZB » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:00 am

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I'm a couple of days earlier than usual with my first chart of the new year - as I shall be busy with the last UKmixParade of 2017 tomorrow night, then with the year-end UKmixParade throughout the coming week !










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CZB'S TOP FORTY ----------------------- Month 460 ---------------------- JANUARY 2018
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01 01 03 ONE MORE TIME - OMD ##
02 04 04 MORE THAN YOU KNOW Axwell /\ Ingrosso ##
03 05 02 FEEL IT STILL Portugal. The Man ##
04 02 06 LITTLE HOLLYWOOD Alle Farben and Janieck
05 ---- 01 SI T'ETAIS LA Louane [Highest New Entry] ##
06 08 05 SIGN OF THE TIMES Harry Styles ##
07 03 05 BAD THINGS Machine Gun Kelly x Camila Cabello
08 06 07 TONGUE TIED Earl ##
09 ---- 01 KATCHI Ofenbach vs Nick Waterhouse
10 15 03 PRAYING Kesha

11 07 06 BE MINE Ofenbach ##
12 09 08 CITY LIGHTS Blanche
13 10 07 OOPS Little Mix featuring Charlie Puth
14 19 05 ON MY MIND Disciples
15 20 07 MüHLE IM SCHWARZWALD Gilde Duo
16 ---- 01 ALL THAT GLITTERS Earl
17 11 06 TUESDAY Burak Yeter featuring Danelle Sandoval
18 12 08 THE LAST FAREWELL Roger Whittaker
19 18 09 HEAR ME NOW Alok and Bruno Martini featuring Zeeba ##
20 23 04 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN Walter Murphy

21 13 06 STORY OF A HEART Steps
22 17 08 SCARED OF THE DARK Steps
23 14 07 TRYING TO PRETEND Noemie Wolfs
24 26 02 IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN Agnes Obel
25 16 11 THE PUSHBIKE SONG Mixtures
26 22 10 LOVE ON THE BRAIN Rihanna
27 24 10 GREY Kölsch ##
28 34 03 EVERYTHING NOW Arcade Fire [Rapid Riser]
29 27 12 YOU Hooverphonic Longest Laster] ##
30 29 08 SYMPHONY Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson ##

31 21 10 RATATATAPLAN Raffaella Carra [Fastest Faller]
32 25 08 A DREAM THAT NEVER STOPS Ozark Henry
33 28 10 PLAY THAT SONG Train
34 30 11 OH BOY (THE MOOD I'M IN) Brotherhood of Man
35 31 11 AUTOBAHN Kraftwerk
36 32 07 LITTLE MOON RISES Stan Van Samang featuring Sarah Bettens
37 ---- 01 FATALITA Raffaella Carra
38 33 09 PAPA PINGOUIN Sophie et Magaly
39 35 09 DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME Frances
40 ---- 01 ROCK AND ROLL STAR Champagne
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 00 ] BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA P!nk [Chartbuster] ##
02 [ 03 ] HAPPINESS Hooverphonic
03 [ 05 ] MILLION REASONS Lady GaGa
04 [ 04 ] PERFECT LIFE Levina
05 [ 06 ] ALL OR NOTHING Lost Frequencies featuring Axel Ehnström
06 [ 07 ] BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Ariana Grande and John Legend
07 [ 13 ] MICHAEL Johnny McEvoy
08 [ 14 ] C'EST LA VIE, MON CHERI Jessica
09 [ 09 ] ...BABY ONE MORE TIME Britney Spears
10 [ 10 ] MAMBO No. 5 (A LITTLE BIT OF...) Lou Bega

11 [ 11 ] BLUE (DA BA DEE) Eiffel 65
12 [ 15 ] MANUEL GOODBYE Andrea Jürgens
13 [ 23 ] PATRIK PACARD Lady Lily
14 [ 28 ] ONE FING 'N' ANUVVER Chas and Dave
15 [ 00 ] ARAYA Fatima Yamaha
16 [ 16 ] HAVANA Camilla Cabello featuring Young Thug
17 [ 17 ] BOYS Charli XCX
18 [ 22 ] SUNNY DAYS Armin Van Buuren featuring Josh Cumbee
19 [ 19 ] WITHOUT YOU Avicii featuring Sandro Cavazza
20 [ 20 ] BACK TO YOU Louis Tomlinson featuring Bebe Rexha

21 [ 24 ] MATERIAL GIRL Madonna
22 [ 26 ] LICENCE TO KILL Gladys Knight
23 [ 27 ] MALDON Zouk Machine
24 [ 00 ] WHERE DID YOU GO (SUMMER LOVE) Regi (featuring Alexander)
25 [ 29 ] GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Sailor
26 [ 30 ] LOVE IS A GOLDEN RING Cats
27 [ 38 ] BACARDI FEELING Kate Yanai
28 [ 32 ] MUSIC John Miles
29 [ 40 ] (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU Bryan Adams
30 [ 31 ] THE BEST Tina Turner

31 [ 34 ] I LOVE TO LOVE Tina Charles
32 [ 33 ] CLOSE TO THE FIRE Stefan Waggershausen and Alice
33 [ 35 ] I'M ON FIRE - 5,000 Volts
34 [ 36 ] DESENCHANTEE Mylene Farmer
35 [ 37 ] LOSING MY RELIGION R.E.M.
36 [ 39 ] ALLONS A LAFFAYETTE Captain Gumbo
37 [ 00 ] THE WAY YOU ARE Agnetha Fältskog and Ola Håkansson
38 [ 00 ] SOUL SURVIVOR C.C. Catch
39 [ 00 ] ESPECIALLY FOR YOU Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan
40 [ 00 ] ST. ELMO'S FIRE (MAN IN MOTION) John Parr
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Number one eleven years ago: UN MONDE PARFAIT Ilona Mitrecey
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Number one twenty-one years ago: ANGEL (LADADI O-HEYO) Jam and Spoon featuring Plavka
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Number one thirty-one years ago: ONLY LOVE Nana Mouskouri
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Just one hit remains in the same position in my first chart of 2018 that it occupied in the last chart of 2017 – and it’s the number one, as Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) stay at the top for a second month with “One More Time”. Although last month’s runner-up may no longer be a likely challenger – “Little Hollywood” is among twenty-five tracks moving down, sliding two places to number four for Alle Farben and Janieck - there are three other potential chart-toppers, all of them former Chartbusters, completing the top five. Nine climbers this time include Axwell ^ Ingrosso, advancing again from four to two with “More Than You Know”, and Portugal. The Man with “Feel It Still”, up two places to number three. Neither of these could reach the top end of the UK charts, despite hanging around for quite some time lower down – although their success elsewhere was considerable. And we surely won’t ever see Louane charting in the UK – but her latest single, “Si T’etais La”, has been seriously impressing music buyers in her French homeland recently. For the third month in succession, the Chartbuster has entered my top forty at number five. Four other new entries are evenly split between the new and the (very) old. “Katchi”, featuring Nick Waterhouse, means that Ofenbach replace one top ten hit with another – as “Be Mine” slides four places to number eleven, the follow-up crashes straight in at number nine – while Earl remains in the top ten with her former number one “Tongue Tied”, down two at eight, and adds a new hit at number sixteen with “All That Glitters”.

Meanwhile, after being close to the top forty for a few months since I heard it a few times on Rex’s “VRD Archief Parade”, “Rock And Roll Star” sneaks in at number forty for Champagne, a Dutch pop and disco quartet consisting of Paulette Bronkhorst, Trudy Huysdens, Jan Vredenburg and the now deceased Bert Van Der Wiel. This was the first and biggest of eight hits for them in their homeland in the late seventies and early eighties, but attempts to spread this success into countries such as France and the UK – where they were rebranded as “Dutch Champagne” and “Bubbley” respectively, no doubt to avoid confusion with other similarly-named groups – unfortunately failed. Now in her seventies, but still very well known on Italian television – where she was a coach and judge on the most recent series of their version of “The Voice” – Raffaella Carra scores another hit in my top forty, her ninth, with “Fatalita”. Originally from 1984, that arrives at number thirty-seven. She also has the fastest faller this month, as “Ratatataplan” dives ten places to thirty-one – while the longest laster is Hooverphonic’s “You”, down two spots to twenty-seven and just above the Rapid Riser. Nothing is ascending faster this time than “Everything Now” by Arcade Fire, up six places to number twenty-eight.

Most unexpectedly, Sara Cox’s Friday night show on Radio 2, “Sounds Of The 80s” provides two new back-catalogue breakers. The only section of this that I listen to is the one in which she revisits the UK top five from a week of that decade, playing the number one in full followed by the number one of another country – and normally the latter is something that would be very familiar to UK listeners anyway. However – in hopefully a good omen for future shows – this month she included a Swedish number one from 1986 that I don’t believe I had ever been previously aware of at all, and a Spanish number one from 1987 that I only vaguely remembered. “The Way You Are” by Agnetha Fältskog and Ola Håkansson, and “Soul Survivor” from C.C. Catch could now be on their way into my top forty for the first time. Alongside them are two other chart-toppers from the late 1980s – “Especially For You” by Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, which was a number one in the UK and elsewhere, and “St Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion)” which was a Billboard number one in the USA for John Parr.

Dance music used to make much more of an impact on my top 40 – although nowadays it doesn’t tend to be as successful in the national charts that I follow regularly, so I’m hearing less of it. In an attempt to rectify this – but also because it was presented by one of my new favourite DJs, Evelyn De Backer - I listened in full this week to the top 100 Ultratop dance hits of 2017. However, just one previously unknown track to me stood out above all the rest. Apparently released towards the beginning of 2017, “Araya” by Dutch producer Bas Bron, billed as “Fatima Yamaha”, arrives at number 100 in my extended chart this month – nine places higher than a recent Belgian chart-topper by Regi (Penxten). That’s “Where Did You Go (Summer Love)" – featuring (but not necessarily crediting) Alexander. However, as it makes its debut a little higher – number 94 – the new Chartbuster is a guaranteed third top forty success for a 38-year-old singer, songwriter, dancer and actress from Pennsylvania. Both of her previous hits were from 2012 – but she has been impressing music buyers all around the world much more throughout this century, having apparently sold over 47 million albums and over 70 million singles. My Record of the Month for January 2018 is the title track and latest single from her seventh studio LP, which has quickly become a number one album in many countries – “Beautiful Trauma”, by P!nk.





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Postby CZB » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:30 pm

Well, my latest January chart created what Sir Humphrey might have described as "masterly inactivity" - but here now is the very first January chart, going all the way back to 1980 ! I had only discovered, and was very much enjoying, the chart shows of the UK (presented by Tony Blackburn) and Ireland (presented by Larry Gogan - although it was Ken Stewart sitting in on the first Sunday of this month, and Vincent Hanley on the second one). Little did I know that the latter programme was about to disappear from the airwaves for the next eight months! I was fifteen, in the fifth form at school, studying hard for eight O-levels to add to the one (Mathematics) that I already had - and this is the music I was enjoying thirty-eight years ago.




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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 006 ---------------------------------- JANUARY 1980
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01 01 06 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN Brendan Shine
02 04 02 DAY TRIP TO BANGOR Fiddlers' Dram ##
03 02 06 ONE DAY AT A TIME Gloria ##
04 03 06 OLIVER'S ARMY Elvis Costello and the Attractions
05 09 05 SAY WHEN Lene Lovich
06 06 05 BANG BANG B. A. Robertson ##
07 07 04 THE PRINCE Madness
08 05 06 MARY'S BOY CHILD / OH MY LORD Boney M
09 08 04 IF I SAID YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL BODY Bellamy Brothers ##
10 ---- 01 FOOD FOR THOUGHT The Barron Knights [Strongest Starter] ##

11 10 02 FLOWERS ARE RED Harry Chapin
12 11 04 THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA Charlie Daniels Band
13 13 06 PAINTER MAN Boney M
14 14 06 CLOG DANCE Violinski
15 12 06 LICK A SMURP FOR CHRISTMAS (ALL FALL DOWN) Father Abraphart and the Smurps
16 27 06 HALLELUJAH Gali Atari and Milk and Honey [Rapid Riser]
17 20 06 MUSIC BOX DANCER Frank Mills
18 16 04 LADY LYNDA Beach Boys
19 22 02 DREAMING Blondie
20 21 06 THE GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE The Furey Brothers and Davey Arthur

21 28 02 I HAVE A DREAM Abba
22 ---- 01 SUNDAY GIRL Blondie
23 19 02 GOOD EVENING HENRY Margo [Not on YouTube - link is to someone else's version]
24 ---- 01 COWARD OF THE COUNTY Kenny Rogers
25 17 03 ROCKABILLY REBEL Matchbox
26 18 02 PADRAIG PEARSE The Wolfe Tones
27 23 03 THE SPARROW Ramblers ##
28 24 02 CHRISTMAS IN SMURFLAND Father Abraham
29 15 06 HOORAY HOORAY IT'S A HOLI-HOLIDAY Boney M [Fastest Faller]
30 29 04 WHO DO YOU WANNA BE? Gina, Dale Haze and the Champions
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Six up, five non-movers, sixteen down, three new entries - total hits to date 63
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Postby Benny » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:35 pm

09 08 04 IF I SAID YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL BODY Bellamy Brothers ##
13 13 06 PAINTER MAN Boney M
21 28 02 I HAVE A DREAM Abba
22 ---- 01 SUNDAY GIRL Blondie
24 ---- 01 COWARD OF THE COUNTY Kenny Rogers
29 15 06 HOORAY HOORAY IT'S A HOLI-HOLIDAY Boney M [Fastest Faller]

Nice song by the Bellamy Brothers, one of only two songs by them I know (besides 'Let Your Love Flow').
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Postby CZB » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:44 pm

Benny wrote:09 08 04 IF I SAID YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL BODY Bellamy Brothers ##

Nice song by the Bellamy Brothers, one of only two songs by them I know (besides 'Let Your Love Flow').
Thanks, Benny - both of those still get significant airplay these days, I think ("Let Your Love Flow" to a greater extent, perhaps). There's only one other song from them that I ever charted - "I Need More Of You", which I heard in the Austrian chart. I don't think it performed very well elsewhere, however.




Incidentally,
I wrote:Most unexpectedly, Sara Cox’s Friday night show on Radio 2, “Sounds Of The 80s” . . . . . included a Swedish number one from 1986 that I don’t believe I had ever been previously aware of at all, and a Spanish number one from 1987 that I only vaguely remembered. “The Way You Are” by Agnetha Fältskog and Ola Håkansson, and “Soul Survivor” from C.C. Catch
. . . . and in her first 2018 show, she played "Ba-Ba-Bankrobbery" by Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung ! :o

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09jv86v

She didn't seem to like it, though . . . . . :cry:
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Postby CZB » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:30 pm

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Now, I realised - with some surprise - while doing the UKmixParade year-end countdown recently that I hadn't posted any of my own year-end charts here since the one that covered 2011 ! I have always based the annual lists on tracks first released in that year - even if it was some time later that I discovered and charted them - with the result that they can't really be finalised until all the hits released in a particular year have dropped out of my monthly top forty. However, by now, that does seem to have happened for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 - so at around the middle of each of the first four months of this year, I'll be posting an extra list looking back on those years. Even if 2016 and 2017 can't be finalised by May and June respectively, I think I'll then do as up-to-date as possible versions of the lists for those years too.

When I posted my 2011 chart, I wrote:So how was 2011 for music ? Well, we were definitely beginning to enter a ( sadly, possibly irreversible ) decline in the availablity of music in physical formats - and perhaps the general quality of releases was decreasing too. Just fifty-five from a total of eighty-one breakers from 2011 entered the chart, making this a rare year in which I would have to consider the other CD singles that I bought, but didn't regard as good enough to even list as breakers - for a full-length chart.
And things haven't really improved since then - indeed, they have become much worse. There were slightly more breakers from 2012 than from 2011 - eighty-eight. However, there were fewer hits, just fifty. But there were other 2012 singles that I did buy, which didn't seem to me to be quite good enough to even make the breakers. Looking back on these now, some of them might just possibly go on to appear in the breakers in the future, as I am continuing to bring in selections of less-than-current releases as well as brand new recordings in the hope of creating more chart entries and faster chart turnover. But others, five years on, are creating more of a feeling of "why did I ever think that was worth buying?"

So I have expanded the format of the annual chart very slightly - instead of just a single lengthy list, I have divided it into several parts - one of them completely new, but also disappointing and frustrating. Early in the present decade, we sadly reached the situation in which some tracks did not receive any physical release at all - even on a compilation album, which (whether on vinyl or CD) would enable them to be eligible for inclusion in any of the higher sections. Thankfully, this doesn't yet seem to be a major problem - with only two tracks from 2012 falling into this category. Including them brings the total number of hits, breakers and others here to 122. So - after what turned into a somewhat longer introduction than I had planned when I started ! - here is everything that I liked, even slightly, from 2012 . . . . .








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The Greatest Hits Of The Year:

01 01 10 SONNENTANZ Klangkarussell ##
02 01 12 I LOVE IT Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX
03 11 16 VANDAAG (ONE DAY) Bakermat ##
04 01 13 DON'T LEAVE ME (NE ME QUITTE PAS) Regina Spektor
05 01 11 BETTER THAN A DREAM Katie Melua ##
06 02 13 SUMMERTIME SADNESS Lana Del Rey
07 01 14 WILDEST MOMENTS Jessie Ware
08 01 12 GREYHOUND Swedish House Mafia
09 01 12 SHE WOLF (FALLING TO PIECES) David Guetta featuring Sia
10 02 10 CARRY ON Fun.
11 02 10 HOW Regina Spektor
12 02 11 CLARITY Zedd featuring Foxes
13 03 09 LAST DANCE Avicii
14 08 13 THE WRONG DIRECTION Passenger
15 11 12 DA BOP WTF! ##
16 02 09 I COULD BE THE ONE Avicii vs Nicky Romero ##
17 08 10 BLUE VELVET Lana Del Rey
18 04 11 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink featuring Nate Ruess
19 10 15 IF I NEEDED YOU Broken Circle Breakdown Bluegrass Band
20 09 10 MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION Gossip

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All other tracks that reached the top forty:

21 18 11 THE BIT THAT I DON'T GET Katie Melua
22 11 08 PRIMADONNA Marina and the Diamonds ##
23 11 10 MILLION VOICES Otto Knows ##
24 11 08 YOU AND ME Joan Franka ##
25 17 09 HOLES Passenger
26 14 06 GIRL GONE WILD Madonna
27 06 07 DON'T SAVE ME Haim
28 10 06 RIDE Lana Del Rey
29 14 09 DAS GEZABEL Paul Kalkbrenner
30 13 08 THE VELDT Deadmau5 featuring Chris James ##
31 23 13 ANOTHER LOVE Tom Odell
32 16 08 GET A LIFE Fritz Kalkbrenner
33 17 08 I NEED YOUR LOVE Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding
34 15 08 ZOMER Bakermat ##
35 15 07 LAURA Bat For Lashes
36 18 09 BRUISES Train featuring Ashley Monroe
37 16 08 ANGELS - XX
38 16 07 THE WALLS OF THE WORLD Katie Melua
39 13 05 LE MIRACLE Celine Dion ##
40 21 07 NIGHT LIGHT Jessie Ware
41 25 06 DANCE AGAIN Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
42 22 07 INFINITY Infinity Ink
43 21 07 HAIL BOP Django Django
44 22 06 TRY Pink
45 23 06 ONLY THE HORSES Scissor Sisters
46 21 05 LITTLE BY LITTLE Fritz Kalkbrenner
47 15 04 YOU AND YOUR SISTER Mayken Hoessen ##
48 40 13 UITZICHT Bakermat
49 34 05 I FOLLOW RIVERS Triggerfinger
50 32 03 STAY Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko

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Near-misses that peaked reasonably high in the top forty breakers:

51 65 ---- BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL Labrinth and Emeli Sande
52 66 ---- HAPPINESS Hooverphonic
53 69 ---- GIVE AND TAKE Netsky
54 73 ---- CLOWN Emeli Sande
55 73 ---- PLEASE DON'T SAY YOU LOVE ME Gabrielle Aplin
56 74 ---- LIVE MY LIFE Far Eastern Movement featuring Justin Bieber
57 75 ---- TONIGHT I'M GETTING OVER YOU Carly Rae Jepsen
58 78 ---- THIS KISS Carly Rae Jepsen
59 78 ---- WE CAN ONLY LIVE TODAY (PUPPY) Netsky featuring Billie
60 80 ---- COME ALIVE Netsky
61 81 ---- IS ANYBODY OUT THERE K'Naan featuring Nelly Furtado
62 85 ---- THIS IS LOVE Will.i.am featuring Eva Simons
63 86 ---- PICKING UP THE PIECES Paloma Faith
64 87 ---- ALL THE ROWBOATS Regina Spektor
65 88 ---- CHEERLEADER Omi
66 88 ---- MERMAID Train
67 89 ---- CUPS (WHEN I'M GONE) Anna Kendrick
68 91 ---- 50 WAYS TO SAY GOODBYE Train
69 91 ---- THINKING ABOUT YOU Calvin Harris featuring Ayah Marar

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Not so near-misses that made less progress through the top forty breakers:

70 93 ---- FEEL THIS MOMENT Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera
71 94 ---- GOOD TIME Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen
72 94 ---- HOW TO BE A HEARTBREAKER Marina and the Diamonds
73 95 ---- DARK PARADISE Lana Del Rey
74 95 ---- LEAVING Pet Shop Boys
75 97 ---- HIMMEL AUF Silbermond
76 97 ---- TIMEBOMB Kylie Minogue
77 100 -- HOMETOWN Andy Burrows
78 101 -- SLOW IT DOWN Amy MacDonald
79 102 -- HERE WITH ME Killers
80 102 -- LET'S GO Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo
81 102 -- TITANIUM Madilyn Bailey
82 103 -- BABY COME HOME Scissor Sisters
83 104 -- MOLLY Cedric Gervais
84 104 -- RUNAWAYS Killers
85 110 -- JUST ONE LAST TIME David Guetta featuring Taped Rai
86 114 -- ENDLESS SUMMER Oceana
87 114 -- PLAY HARD David Guetta featuring Ne-Yo and Akon
88 123 -- METROPOLIS David Guetta featuring Nicky Romero

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Other purchases that at least appeared at the time not to be completely without some merit:

89 ---- ---- SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Walk Off The Earth
90 ---- ---- PARLER A MON PERE Celine Dion
91 ---- ---- EUPHORIA Loreen
92 ---- ---- STORM SONG Phildel
93 ---- ---- ONE MORE NIGHT Peter Luts
94 ---- ---- SOME DIE YOUNG Laleh
95 ---- ---- WAAR ZIJN DE ENGELTJES K3
96 ---- ---- ALONE AGAIN Alyssa Reid
97 ---- ---- AROUND THE WORLD Disco Boys
98 ---- ---- THINK ABOUT THE WAY Groove Coverage featuring Rameez
99 ---- ---- ROBOTS Kate Ryan
100 -- ---- SUMMER OF LOVE Cascada
101 -- ---- AMNESIA Ian Carey and Rosette featuring Timbaland and Brasco
102 -- ---- HET MENEER KONIJN LIED De Vrienden Van Meneer Konijn
103 -- ---- MY HEART IS REFUSING ME Loreen
104 -- ---- HOE MOET IK VERDER Lisa, Femke and the Big Sisters
105 -- ---- SAY NOTHING Example
106 -- ---- PARTY SHAKER R.I.O. featuring Nicco
107 -- ---- RAYOS DE SOL Jose De Rico and Henry Mendes
108 -- ---- IL PULCINO PIO / HET KUIKENTJE PIEP / EL POLLITO PIO / THE LITTLE CHICK CHEEP Pulcino Pio
109 -- ---- HELLO, GO WITH THE FLOW Eva K. Anderson
110 -- ---- MOMENTUM Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike and Regi
111 -- ---- READY TO FALL IN LOVE AnnaGrace
112 -- ---- CLOUDBREAKER Basto! and Yves V
113 -- ---- MIRACLE Milk Inc.
114 -- ---- IMPOSSIBLE Jessy featuring Ian Prada
115 -- ---- MORNING LIGHT Kato
116 -- ---- OOPS BABY Alice Avery
117 -- ---- UNDER THE SUN Cheryl Cole
118 -- ---- RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT Cascada
119 -- ---- YEARS Alesso featuring Matthew Koma
120 -- ---- CALL MY NAME Cheryl

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Ineligible for all of the above lists due to the absence of any physical release:

121 --- --- 2014 Finch
122 --- --- BLACKLIGHT Bristol Blonde

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[ I belatedly discovered I had omitted twelve tracks from the original posting ! Added in two days later. ]
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Postby Benny » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:42 pm

I like all these:

09 01 12 SHE WOLF (FALLING TO PIECES) David Guetta featuring Sia
12 02 11 CLARITY Zedd featuring Foxes
13 03 09 LAST DANCE Avicii
20 09 10 MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION Gossip
22 11 08 PRIMADONNA Marina and the Diamonds ##
25 17 09 HOLES Passenger
26 14 06 GIRL GONE WILD Madonna
27 06 07 DON'T SAVE ME Haim
31 23 13 ANOTHER LOVE Tom Odell
44 22 06 TRY Pink
51 65 ---- BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL Labrinth and Emeli Sande
65 88 ---- CHEERLEADER Omi
67 89 ---- CUPS (WHEN I'M GONE) Anna Kendrick
72 94 ---- HOW TO BE A HEARTBREAKER Marina and the Diamonds
79 102 -- HERE WITH ME Killers
89 ---- ---- SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Walk Off The Earth
90 ---- ---- PARLER A MON PERE Celine Dion
94 ---- ---- SOME DIE YOUNG Laleh
103 -- ---- MY HEART IS REFUSING ME Loreen
120 -- ---- CALL MY NAME Cheryl
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Postby CZB » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:30 pm

Benny wrote:I like all these:
Thanks again, Benny ! Just to comment further on a couple of those that you mentioned:

13 03 09 LAST DANCE Avicii

I was checking just now whether that had an official release as a single in many countries - it didn't in the UK. It seems not - it was only a rather minor chart success in France and Spain.

31 23 13 ANOTHER LOVE Tom Odell

This one is there pretty much entirely based on the "Zwette" version - which I think I remember you expressed a preference for too back at the time. It doesn't feel like five years ago - but time just seems to pass so quickly nowadays . . . . . .

Incidentally, congratulations on your very high position in the "Favourite Members" poll. As I voted this time, you climbed twice as many places as you would otherwise have done ! :D







Now, time for the second of this month's revisits to a much more bygone age. I was twenty-two years old, in my second year as an audit assistant, and (by using timer-switches to record them while I was at work) enjoying the chart shows of several European countries. That's how I discovered most of my favourites of thirty-one years ago :






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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 090 ---------------------------------- JANUARY 1987
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01 02 13 DYNAMITE Vanessa
02 07 02 STAY WITH ME TILL THE MORNING New London Chorale featuring Vicky Brown
03 03 04 NOBODY'S DARLIN' BUT MINE Foster and Allen
04 04 04 SOLO POR TI Peter Kent and Luisa Fernandez
05 01 04 A SONG FOR LIBERTY Nana Mouskouri
06 08 04 GERONIMO'S CADILLAC Modern Talking
07 10 03 YOU WANT LOVE (MARIA MARIA) Mixed Emotions
08 20 06 ONCE MORE Taffy
09 06 05 TI SENTO Matia Bazar
10 14 04 TAKE MY BREATH AWAY Berlin

11 05 09 L'AMOUR DE MA VIE / THE LOVE OF MY LIFE Sherisse Laurence
12 11 22 THE LOST OPERA Kimera and the Operaiders with the L.S.O. [Longest Laster]
13 17 04 WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN Bangles
14 21 03 FLASH / ONE LOVE TO GIVE Stephanie
15 23 03 WATERLOO Doctor and the Medics
16 13 04 JULIA'S THEME Simon May
17 12 05 STIMMEN IM WIND Juliane Werding
18 09 05 THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Europe
19 39 02 GIVE ME PEACE ON EARTH Modern Talking [Rapid Riser]
20 30 03 LOVE'S LIKE A RIVER - BZN

21 15 05 DOCTOR WHO Dominic Glynn
22 28 03 SOME HEARTS ARE DIAMONDS Chris Norman
23 32 02 BECAUSE OF YOU Kevin Rowland and Dexy's Midnight Runners
24 18 05 ALWAYS THERE Marti Webb
25 19 05 I WANT TO WAKE UP WITH YOU Boris Gardiner
26 22 05 LA FRANCE - BZN
27 27 04 (FOREVER) LIVE AND DIE Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
28 36 03 BELLO E IMPOSSIBILE Gianna Nannini
29 ---- 01 TWO OF HEARTS Stacey Q [Strongest Starter]
30 35 11 BROTHER LOUIE Modern Talking

31 31 03 WATERLOO Abba
32 38 02 JAPANESE GIRLS Joy
33 16 08 GRACE Jim McCann
34 34 08 ATLANTIS IS CALLING (S.O.S. FOR LOVE) Modern Talking
35 ---- 01 KINDERAUGEN Nicole
36 25 08 MIDNIGHT LADY Chris Norman
37 ---- 01 KEINE STERNE IN ATHEN Stephan Remmler
38 ---- 01 JUST GOOD FRIENDS Paul Nicholas
39 26 08 YOU ARE TEMPTATION Miami
40 Re 02 EVERY LOSER WINS Nick Berry

41 ---- 01 GIVE A LITTLE LOVE Albert Hammond and Albert West
42 ---- 01 BOLERO (HOLD ME IN YOUR ARMS) Fancy
43 ---- 01 GO KARLI GO Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung
44 29 07 SUN STREET Katrina and the Waves
45 41 13 BA-BA-BANKROBBERY Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung
46 ---- 01 SUMMER IN HER EYES Demis Roussos
47 33 06 HEISSE NACHTE IN PALERMO Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung
48 ---- 01 COMING HOME Falco
49 ---- 01 FATA MORGANA Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung
50 24 05 THE GLORY OF LOVE Peter Cetera [Fastest Faller]
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Sixteen up, five non-movers, eighteen down, one re-entry, ten new entries - total hits to date 617
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Only one of the top ten was ever a hit in the UK - not many of the others were even released as singles here !
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Postby Benny » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:10 pm

CZB wrote:
Benny wrote:I like all these:
Thanks again, Benny ! Just to comment further on a couple of those that you mentioned:

31 23 13 ANOTHER LOVE Tom Odell

This one is there pretty much entirely based on the "Zwette" version - which I think I remember you expressed a preference for too back at the time. It doesn't feel like five years ago - but time just seems to pass so quickly nowadays . . . . . .

Incidentally, congratulations on your very high position in the "Favourite Members" poll. As I voted this time, you climbed twice as many places as you would otherwise have done ! :D
I also prefer the 'Zwette' remix of 'Another Love' to the original version.
Thanks for your vote and congratulations to your high position as well, you were also very high in my votes! :D
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Postby Benny » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:12 pm

09 06 05 TI SENTO Matia Bazar
10 14 04 TAKE MY BREATH AWAY Berlin
13 17 04 WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN Bangles
18 09 05 THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Europe
25 19 05 I WANT TO WAKE UP WITH YOU Boris Gardiner
30 35 11 BROTHER LOUIE Modern Talking
31 31 03 WATERLOO Abba

So I guess that 'Waterloo' charted because of the remake by Doctor and the Medics?
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