CZB's Chart, November - 2018 (Month 470) and 1981 (Month 28)

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Postby CZB » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:00 am

Thanks again, Benny - it's difficult to remember thirty-one years later, but I suspect that this was indeed the reason for Abba's version of "Waterloo" reaching my chart at that time !







Now . . . . . strangely enough, a member of Abba has a brand new entry in my very latest top forty !







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CZB'S TOP FORTY ----------------------- Month 461 ---------------------- FEBRUARY 2018
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01 05 02 SI T'ETAIS LA Louane ##
02 03 03 FEEL IT STILL Portugal. The Man ##
03 01 04 ONE MORE TIME - OMD ##
04 16 02 ALL THAT GLITTERS Earl [Rapid Riser]
05 09 02 KATCHI Ofenbach vs Nick Waterhouse
06 02 05 MORE THAN YOU KNOW Axwell /\ Ingrosso ##
07 04 07 LITTLE HOLLYWOOD Alle Farben and Janieck
08 06 06 SIGN OF THE TIMES Harry Styles ##
09 10 04 PRAYING Kesha
10 ---- 01 BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA P!nk [Highest New Entry] ##

11 15 08 MüHLE IM SCHWARZWALD Gilde Duo
12 11 07 BE MINE Ofenbach ##
13 12 09 CITY LIGHTS Blanche
14 07 06 BAD THINGS Machine Gun Kelly x Camila Cabello
15 08 08 TONGUE TIED Earl ##
16 24 03 IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN Agnes Obel
17 20 05 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN Walter Murphy
18 ---- 01 THE WAY YOU ARE Agnetha Fältskog and Ola Håkansson
19 13 08 OOPS Little Mix featuring Charlie Puth
20 14 06 ON MY MIND Disciples

21 28 04 EVERYTHING NOW Arcade Fire
22 17 07 TUESDAY Burak Yeter featuring Danelle Sandoval
23 18 09 THE LAST FAREWELL Roger Whittaker
24 21 07 STORY OF A HEART Steps
25 ---- 01 ARAYA Fatima Yamaha
26 19 10 HEAR ME NOW Alok and Bruno Martini featuring Zeeba ##
27 22 09 SCARED OF THE DARK Steps
28 23 08 TRYING TO PRETEND Noemie Wolfs
29 27 11 GREY Kölsch ##
30 37 02 FATALITA Raffaella Carra

31 26 11 LOVE ON THE BRAIN Rihanna
32 40 02 ROCK AND ROLL STAR Champagne
33 31 11 RATATATAPLAN Raffaella Carra
34 25 12 THE PUSHBIKE SONG Mixtures [Fastest Faller]
35 29 13 YOU Hooverphonic [Longest Laster] ##
36 32 09 A DREAM THAT NEVER STOPS Ozark Henry
37 34 12 OH BOY (THE MOOD I'M IN) Brotherhood of Man
38 35 12 AUTOBAHN Kraftwerk
39 30 09 SYMPHONY Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson [Fastest Faller] ##
40 ---- 01 ONE FING 'N' ANUVVER Chas and Dave
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 00 ] HERE'S TO LOVE Jasper Steverlinck [Chartbuster] ##
02 [ 03 ] MILLION REASONS Lady GaGa
03 [ 05 ] ALL OR NOTHING Lost Frequencies featuring Axel Ehnström
04 [ 07 ] MICHAEL Johnny McEvoy
05 [ 08 ] C'EST LA VIE, MON CHERI Jessica
06 [ 13 ] PATRIK PACARD Lady Lily
07 [ 25 ] GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Sailor
08 [ 00 ] ELLA ELLE L'A France Gall
09 [ 10 ] MAMBO No. 5 (A LITTLE BIT OF...) Lou Bega
10 [ 00 ] PERFECT Ed Sheeran

11 [ 21 ] MATERIAL GIRL Madonna
12 [ 22 ] LICENCE TO KILL Gladys Knight
13 [ 27 ] BACARDI FEELING Kate Yanai
14 [ 00 ] HELL TO THE LIARS London Grammar
15 [ 00 ] DREAMS Cranberries
16 [ 16 ] HAVANA Camilla Cabello featuring Young Thug
17 [ 17 ] BOYS Charli XCX
18 [ 18 ] 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 ] WHERE DID YOU GO (SUMMER LOVE) Regi (featuring Alexander)
22 [ 23 ] MALDON Zouk Machine
23 [ 26 ] LOVE IS A GOLDEN RING Cats
24 [ 28 ] MUSIC John Miles
25 [ 29 ] (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU Bryan Adams
26 [ 31 ] I LOVE TO LOVE Tina Charles
27 [ 34 ] DESENCHANTEE Mylene Farmer
28 [ 30 ] THE BEST Tina Turner
29 [ 40 ] ST. ELMO'S FIRE (MAN IN MOTION) John Parr
30 [ 35 ] LOSING MY RELIGION R.E.M.

31 [ 32 ] CLOSE TO THE FIRE Stefan Waggershausen and Alice
32 [ 33 ] I'M ON FIRE - 5,000 Volts
33 [ 38 ] SOUL SURVIVOR C.C. Catch
34 [ 36 ] ALLONS A LAFFAYETTE Captain Gumbo
35 [ 39 ] ESPECIALLY FOR YOU Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan
36 [ 00 ] KING KONG E-Rotic
37 [ 00 ] JE T'AIME (MOI NON PLUS) Sven Vath with Miss Kittin
38 [ 00 ] US AGAINST THE WORLD Play
39 [ 00 ] WIN THE RACE Modern Talking
40 [ 00 ] YOU'RE MY MATE Right Said Fred
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Number one thirteen years ago: YOU Special D
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Number one twenty-four years ago: WITHOUT YOU Ava
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Number one thirty-five years ago: IT'S GONNA BE A LONG NIGHT Lori Singer
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Eleven climbers in my second chart of 2018 include a new number one – my 231st, and the first to be sung in French for two and a half years. Twenty-one-year-old Louane moves up four places to the top with the former Chartbuster “Si T’etais La”. Although not making much of an impact elsewhere, this has already spent many weeks near to the top of the charts in her French homeland, peaking at number two. However, three of the other climbers are close behind her in the top five. Portugal. The Man rise into the runner-up spot with “Feel It Still”, now a top twenty hit in the UK – while both Earl and Ofenbach follow up their considerable successes “Tongue Tied” and “Be Mine” with “All That Glitters” and “Katchi” respectively. “All That Glitters” is this month’s Rapid Riser, racing up from sixteen to four, while “Katchi” ascends four places to number five. Last month’s number one, “One More Time”, completes the top five by sliding to number three for Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark. That’s one of twenty-five tracks moving down this time. The others include the longest laster from Hooverphonic – “You”, down six places to 35 in its thirteenth month – and joint fastest fallers from the Mixtures and Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson. “The Pushbike Song” dives from 25 to 34 - while “Symphony”, the only current top forty hit not available on vinyl, could be in its final month in the chart, descending from 30 to 39. Meanwhile, there are four new entries – including a chart debut for Fatima Yamaha, a pseudonym for Dutch electronic music producer Bas Bron. “Araya” arrives at number 25. Seventy-two-year-old singer, composer and producer Ola Håkansson makes his debut eight places higher with “The Way You Are”, a duet which was recorded in 1986, together with the slightly younger and considerably more well-known Agnetha Faltskog. Now sixty-seven years old, she has previously had over a dozen hits as part of Abba and seven more solo successes – including the number ones “I Won’t Let You Go” and “The One Who Loves You Now”. Bizarrely, though, this duo is not the oldest entering the top forty this time – as Chas and Dave, now seventy-four and seventy-two respectively, arrive at number 40 with “One Fing ‘N’ Anuvver”, originally the title track of their first album in 1975 but re-recorded much more recently. This now becomes their eighth hit in my chart – while Pink gets her third with the highest new entry. Last month’s Chartbuster, and the title track of her latest and massively successful album, “Beautiful Trauma” crashes straight in at number ten.

This month saw the sad deaths of two very different female singers who clearly had special places in the hearts of vast numbers of people in their Irish and French homelands – as well as being extremely well known internationally for some of the most successful releases from their long careers in the music industry. Dolores O’Riordan, leader of the Cranberries, passed away at the age of forty-six, for reasons not yet explained – while France Gall reached the age of seventy, but had battled various cancers and experienced other tragedies in her life. “Dreams” and “Ella, Elle L’a” – among many singles reappearing in the charts of several different countries in the last few weeks – now return to the breakers. There too for the first time are five previously overlooked potential hits from the year 2001 – “King Kong” by E-Rotic, “Je T’aime (Moi Non Plus)” from Sven Vath with Miss Kittin, “Us Against The World” by Play, “Win The Race” from Modern Talking and “You’re My Mate” by Right Said Fred. And there are three somewhat more recent releases that could also be chartbound. London Grammar reached number two in my top forty five years ago with “Strong”, and could finally follow this up with “Hell To The Liars” – while I have taken quite some time to see even the slightest merit in any release by the twenty-six-year-old singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer that is Ed Sheeran. It’s the latest song to spend many weeks at number one in the charts of multiple countries, “Perfect”, that could be about to give him his first success in my top forty. However, the new Chartbuster is by a 41-year-old singer possibly most well-known in his Belgian homeland for his cover version of David Bowie’s “Life On Mars”, which was a number one hit there fifteen years ago. He is currently back in the top ten for the first time since then, with my Record of the Month for February 2018 - Jasper Steverlinck, and “Here’s To Love”.





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Postby Benny » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:46 pm

Many great classics on the 'breakers' chart! :P

07 [ 25 ] GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Sailor
08 [ 00 ] ELLA ELLE L'A France Gall
09 [ 10 ] MAMBO No. 5 (A LITTLE BIT OF...) Lou Bega
11 [ 21 ] MATERIAL GIRL Madonna
12 [ 22 ] LICENCE TO KILL Gladys Knight
13 [ 27 ] BACARDI FEELING Kate Yanai
15 [ 00 ] DREAMS Cranberries
24 [ 28 ] MUSIC John Miles
26 [ 31 ] I LOVE TO LOVE Tina Charles
27 [ 34 ] DESENCHANTEE Mylene Farmer
28 [ 30 ] THE BEST Tina Turner
29 [ 40 ] ST. ELMO'S FIRE (MAN IN MOTION) John Parr
30 [ 35 ] LOSING MY RELIGION R.E.M.
32 [ 33 ] I'M ON FIRE - 5,000 Volts
35 [ 39 ] ESPECIALLY FOR YOU Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan
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Postby CZB » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:30 pm

Thanks, Benny - the breakers chart seems to be becoming more and more dominated by the older singles, perhaps largely because there are still relatively few new releases impressing me these days. The state of current music continues to become worse rather than better, at least as far as I'm concerned - back catalogue titles now typically fill more than a quarter of my latest top forty, and I don't think that trend is likely to be reversed any time soon . . . . .







But now it's back to a time when I was finding much more to like and buy in the charts of the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and other parts of Europe. I was nineteen years old, half way through my three years at University, and these were my favourites of thirty-four years ago :








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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 055 ---------------------------------- FEBRUARY 1984
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01 01 08 RONDO RUSSO (FLUTE CONCERTO IN E MINOR) Berdien Stenberg
02 02 05 I WILL LOVE YOU ALL MY LIFE Foster and Allen
03 06 05 ALS DE BLOEMEN HUILEN KONDEN Nicole
04 18 02 WHAT ARE WE GONNA GET FOR 'ER INDOORS Dennis Waterman and George Cole ##
05 03 04 THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUN (MAIN THEME) Stavros Xarhakos ##
06 08 04 HEARTS ARE TRUMPS / HERZ IST TRUMPF Trio
07 04 03 CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN Frank Kelly ##
08 05 05 SING - SING - SING Broads ##
09 32 02 THEME FROM "CHEERS" (WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME) Gary Portnoy
10 10 05 DON'T GIVE UP Dolly Dots

11 09 07 COME DANCING Kinks
12 12 05 MAMMA MARIA Ricci e Poveri
13 33 02 THAT'S LIVING ALRIGHT Joe Fagin
14 20 12 JUST AN ILLUSION - BZN [Longest Laster]
15 11 05 LA DI DA Vanessa
16 16 03 MOTOR MANIA Roman Holliday
17 41 02 GUARDIAN ANGEL Masquerade [Rapid Riser]
18 13 05 STEAL AWAY The Fureys and Davey Arthur
19 31 03 NEVER NEVER Assembly
20 07 06 LE LEGIONNAIRE - BZN ##

21 30 02 LOVE ME JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE Dolly Dots
22 19 07 SWEETHEARTS IN THE SPRING Foster and Allen
23 17 03 CLAP CLAP SOUND Klaxons
24 ---- 01 TURALURALURALU / TOOLALOORALOORALOO Trio [Strongest Starter] ##
25 29 07 STREETS OF NEW YORK Wolfe Tones
26 ---- 01 WISHFUL THINKING China Crisis
27 ---- 01 JENSEITS VON EDEN Nino De Angelo
28 28 04 SPUDS Brendan Shine
29 24 06 STAY IN MY LIFE Cats
30 37 06 ICH HAB' DICH DOCH LIEB Nicole and Trio

31 38 02 DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW? Abba
32 26 07 THE FIELDS OF ATHENRY Paddy Reilly ##
33 14 08 LEAVING NANCY The Fureys and Davey Arthur
34 27 04 THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
35 25 10 HOCUS POCUS Vanessa ##
36 15 05 THEY DON'T KNOW Tracey Ullman [Fastest Faller]
37 22 07 THREE PUBS IN BOHOLA Brendan Shine
38 23 04 THE VILLAGE WHERE I WENT TO SCHOOL Brendan Shine
39 40 02 ABER DAMALS DA WAREN WIR NOCH KINDER Nicole
40 ---- 01 GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN Cyndi Lauper

41 21 03 POSTMAN PAT Ken Barrie
42 ---- 01 99 LUFTBALLONS Nena
43 Re 08 NUR GETRAUMT / JUST A DREAM Nena
44 ---- 01 SO VIELE LIEDER SIND IN MIR / DUIZEND LIEDJES Nicole
45 45 03 HEE AMSTERDAM Drukwerk
46 44 04 TOMORROW Patricia Paay
47 47 05 BLUE MONDAY New Order
48 36 05 SHOP AROUND Babe
49 39 04 SHOW ME THE WAY TO PARADISE Maywood
50 34 09 RED IS THE ROSE Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy ##
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Thirteen up, eight non-movers, twenty-two down, one re-entry, six new entries - total hits to date 338
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Postby Benny » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:37 pm

17 41 02 GUARDIAN ANGEL Masquerade [Rapid Riser]
27 ---- 01 JENSEITS VON EDEN Nino De Angelo
31 38 02 DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW? Abba
32 26 07 THE FIELDS OF ATHENRY Paddy Reilly ##
34 27 04 THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
36 15 05 THEY DON'T KNOW Tracey Ullman [Fastest Faller]
40 ---- 01 GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN Cyndi Lauper
43 Re 08 NUR GETRAUMT / JUST A DREAM Nena
47 47 05 BLUE MONDAY New Order

Nino De Angelo also recorded an Italian version of 'Jenseits von Eden' called 'La valle dell'Eden', which is my favourite version of the song.
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Postby CZB » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:00 am

Benny wrote:17 41 02 GUARDIAN ANGEL Masquerade [Rapid Riser]
27 ---- 01 JENSEITS VON EDEN Nino De Angelo

Nino De Angelo also recorded an Italian version of 'Jenseits von Eden' called 'La valle dell'Eden', which is my favourite version of the song.
Thanks again, Benny. It's clear that the English version of the song by Masquerade (the late Drafi Deutscher, I'm sure you know) was the first to make an impact with me - and it was quickly released in the UK, but wasn't a hit here at all. However, all three versions by Nino De Angelo were combined in my chart, and went on to become the most successful there. I heard both the German and Italian versions in the weekly Europarade programmes - but it wasn't until a while later that his own English version was released in the UK and Ireland. Although it spent nine weeks in the top 100 in the UK, it only reached a disappointing peak of number 57 - but in Ireland it was in the top thirty for nine weeks, peaking at number eight ! Meanwhile, Vicky Leandros recorded versions in Dutch and French - and they also reached the top three in my chart. I don't think there are many other songs that have gone so high in my chart for three different artists.








Now, exactly halfway through February, it's time to look back more fully on a sadly much less impressive year than 1984 in the second of my new monthly revisits to the past - but not very far into the past. 2013 is that year - and even taking purchases that weren't even good enough to reach the breakers into account, I can't quite manage to complete a full annual top 100. I think the same problem will be equally true for all further years since then - indeed, I fear that there will be gradually fewer and fewer eligible releases as we get nearer to the present. But this is only the second time in all the years I have been interested in music that there hasn't been enough I have liked - the first time being 2004.

A more positive development (for me, at least) was that by 2013 vinyl releases seemed to be starting to become more widely available. Indeed, out of forty-eight tracks of this year that entered my top forty, just two were on CD only - and just six of the thirty-four others that didn't make it through the breakers were equally impossible to find on vinyl. A mere fifteen other 2013 releases impressed me slightly at the time - and, five years later, I'm struggling a bit to recall why in some cases ! None of those were released on vinyl - but I was able to find all of them on either CD singles or (typically more expensively) CD albums. All in all, though, that's a total of just ninety-seven 2013 releases that I bought. And here they are !






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The Greatest Hits Of The Year:

01 01 12 YOUNG BLOOD Sophie Ellis-Bextor ##
02 01 11 LOVE IS A BOURGEOUIS CONSTRUCT Pet Shop Boys
03 11 15 MOZART'S HOUSE Clean Bandit ##
04 01 11 I'M YOUR SACRIFICE Ozark Henry and Amaryllis Uitterlinden
05 04 17 PANIC CORD Gabrielle Aplin
06 08 16 ODD LOOK Kavinsky featuring The Weeknd
07 01 14 LEAVE A LIGHT ON Marble Sounds
08 03 12 PLAUDITE AMICI COMEDIA FINITA EST Ozark Henry and Amaryllis Uitterlinden
09 02 12 STRONG London Grammar
10 03 12 ANIMALS Martin Garrix
11 01 12 THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU NOW Agnetha Faltskog
12 01 13 BIRDS Anouk ##
13 02 14 STOLEN DANCE Milky Chance
14 04 10 THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE Armin van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie
15 02 11 LIQUID LUNCH Caro Emerald
16 02 12 I WILL BE THERE Katie Melua
17 02 10 COMPLETELY Caro Emerald
18 06 15 BOOMERANG Hooverphonic
19 12 11 IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY Michael Buble
20 04 12 AMALFI Hooverphonic

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All other tracks that reached the top forty:

21 05 15 WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE Chas and Dave
22 03 12 STAY THE NIGHT Zedd featuring Hayley Williams
23 03 12 TANGLED UP Caro Emerald ##
24 05 10 HEY BROTHER Avicii
25 04 11 ADDICTED TO YOU Avicii
26 03 09 WAKE ME UP Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc ##
27 03 07 YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL Lana Del Rey ##
28 04 07 APPLAUSE Lady GaGa ##
29 11 14 BELLE Zaz ## x
30 11 10 EIN TAG AM STRAND Eelke Kleijn ##
31 08 07 WHERE ARE WE NOW David Bowie
32 09 09 TOUS LES MEMES Stromae
33 11 08 DERNIERE DANSE Indila ## x
34 13 07 DUST CLEARS Clean Bandit ##
35 07 07 OOH LA LA Britney Spears
36 11 09 ONE DAY Caro Emerald
37 14 10 CHANGES Faul and Wad Ad vs Pnau
38 14 09 DANCE YOUR PAIN AWAY Agnetha Faltskog
39 15 10 COMING BACK AS A MAN Caro Emerald
40 19 09 BEAUTIFUL LIFE Armin Van Buuren featuring Cindy Alma
41 23 07 PAPER AEROPLANE Francesco Rossi
42 13 04 MI MI MI Serebro ##
43 22 09 STAY HIGH Tove Lo featuring Hippie Sabotage
44 22 07 STILL INTO YOU Paramore
45 22 07 FORMIDABLE Stromae
46 21 05 ROUGE ARDENT Axelle Red
47 23 05 BEI DIR BIN ICH SCHÖN 2Raumwohnung
48 27 06 HEY NOW Martin Solveig and the Cataracs featuring Kyle

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

49 74 ---- WINGS Birdy
50 76 ---- YOU MAKE ME Avicii
51 80 ---- IT'S YOU Duck Sauce
52 80 ---- SAY SOMETHING A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera
53 80 ---- THE CURSE Agnes Obel
54 81 ---- ETHER Hooverphonic
55 81 ---- PUMPIN BLOOD NoNoNo
56 82 ---- FINDER Ninetoes
57 82 ---- LIQUID SPIRIT Gregory Porter
58 83 ---- LOVE ME AGAIN John Newman
59 85 ---- PUNGA Klingande
60 87 ---- DOWN BY THE RIVER Milky Chance
61 88 ---- PAPAOUTAI Stromae
62 89 ---- FLASHED JUNK MIND Milky Chance
63 89 ---- HARD OUT HERE Lily Allen
64 90 ---- IF I COULD CHANGE YOUR MIND Haim
65 92 ---- GIRLFRIEND Icona Pop
66 93 ---- ALL NIGHT Icona Pop

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

67 101 --- SUMMER MOONLIGHT Bob Sinclar x
68 101 --- WIZARD Martin Garrix and Jay Hardway x
69 102 --- FIND TOMORROW (OCARINA) Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Wolfpack and Katy B
70 102 --- JUBEL Klingande x
71 103 --- SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW Lily Allen x
72 104 --- UNCOVER Zara Larsson x
73 106 --- THE FOX Ylvis
74 106 --- THURSDAY Pet Shop Boys featuring Example
75 107 --- NO FREEDOM Dido x
76 108 --- FLUTE New World Sound and Thomas Newson
77 109 --- CARMEN Stromae
78 110 --- TA FETE Stromae
79 114 --- HEY NOW London Grammar
80 115 --- AMOUR PROFOND Axelle Red
81 116 --- QUELQUE PART D'AILLEURS Axelle Red
82 117 --- SAVE MY NIGHT Armin Van Buuren

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

83 ---- ---- GLORIOUS Cascada x
84 ---- ---- BACK IN MY WORLD Alain Clark x
85 ---- ---- CAN'T GET BETTER THAN THIS Parachute Youth x
86 ---- ---- KIDS Global Deejays x
87 ---- ---- ONLY TEARDROPS Emmelie De Forest x
88 ---- ---- SELFIES Nina Nesbitt x
89 ---- ---- BELIEVE IN ME Bonnie Tyler x
90 ---- ---- SILENT GIRL NEXT DOOR Como x
91 ---- ---- END OF NIGHT Dido x
92 ---- ---- SING LA LA LA Carolina Marquez featuring Flo Rida and Dale Saunders x
93 ---- ---- THIS IS NIGHTLIFE Italobrothers x
94 ---- ---- SHOTGUN Yellow Claw featuring Rochelle x
95 ---- ---- BE MY LOVER Inna x
96 ---- ---- NOTHING AT ALL Jessy x
97 ---- ---- RSVP Lauren Anny J x

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Postby Benny » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:59 am

CZB wrote:
Benny wrote:17 41 02 GUARDIAN ANGEL Masquerade [Rapid Riser]
27 ---- 01 JENSEITS VON EDEN Nino De Angelo

Nino De Angelo also recorded an Italian version of 'Jenseits von Eden' called 'La valle dell'Eden', which is my favourite version of the song.
Thanks again, Benny. It's clear that the English version of the song by Masquerade (the late Drafi Deutscher, I'm sure you know) was the first to make an impact with me - and it was quickly released in the UK, but wasn't a hit here at all. However, all three versions by Nino De Angelo were combined in my chart, and went on to become the most successful there. I heard both the German and Italian versions in the weekly Europarade programmes - but it wasn't until a while later that his own English version was released in the UK and Ireland. Although it spent nine weeks in the top 100 in the UK, it only reached a disappointing peak of number 57 - but in Ireland it was in the top thirty for nine weeks, peaking at number eight ! Meanwhile, Vicky Leandros recorded versions in Dutch and French - and they also reached the top three in my chart. I don't think there are many other songs that have gone so high in my chart for three different artists.
I had no idea that the song reached the Irish top 10! :o

From 2013 I like the following:

12 01 13 BIRDS Anouk ##
14 04 10 THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE Armin van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie
24 05 10 HEY BROTHER Avicii
26 03 09 WAKE ME UP Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc ##
28 04 07 APPLAUSE Lady GaGa ##
32 09 09 TOUS LES MEMES Stromae
33 11 08 DERNIERE DANSE Indila ## x
43 22 09 STAY HIGH Tove Lo featuring Hippie Sabotage
44 22 07 STILL INTO YOU Paramore
45 22 07 FORMIDABLE Stromae
48 27 06 HEY NOW Martin Solveig and the Cataracs featuring Kyle
61 88 ---- PAPAOUTAI Stromae
64 90 ---- IF I COULD CHANGE YOUR MIND Haim
75 107 --- NO FREEDOM Dido x
91 ---- ---- END OF NIGHT Dido x
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Postby CZB » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:00 pm

Thanks again, Benny! :D

Benny wrote: 75 107 --- NO FREEDOM Dido x
91 ---- ---- END OF NIGHT Dido x
I find it surprising that Dido's record company have rarely, if ever, released her albums on vinyl - her work has sold so many CDs that an alternative format would surely generate a lot of additional revenue. It wouldn't just be me that would like some of them on LP !





Now, back to a time when everything was released on vinyl - and almost everything that I was hearing on the radio could be obtained on seven-inch single. Although I might not have been aware of this then (I didn't have a CD player), a lot of tracks were being released on CD singles as well. It was the year 1991, I was twenty-six years old - and, while somehow muddling through my first few months in a managerial role, I was enjoying a lot of continental chart hits. This was my monthly chart of twenty-seven years ago:





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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 138 ---------------------------------- FEBRUARY 1991
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01 02 02 ONLY THE ONES WE LOVE Tanita Tikaram ##
02 01 06 NAH NEH NAH Vaya Con Dios
03 33 02 UNE FEMME AVEC UNE FEMME / MUJER CONTRA MUJER Mecano [Rapid Riser]
04 04 03 IN YOUR ARMS Lynne Hamilton ##
05 12 04 FINALE (ALLEGRO CON SPIRITO) Berdien Stenberg ##
06 06 05 A LITTLE TIME The Beautiful South ##
07 03 05 WORKING MAN Rita MacNeil
08 05 04 FROM A DISTANCE Bette Midler
09 22 02 CRAZY FOR YOU David Hasselhoff
10 29 02 KING OF THE ROAD Proclaimers

11 13 04 'T KLEINE CAFE AAN DE HAVEN Vader Abraham
12 15 04 I USETA LOVER Saw Doctors
13 07 07 TONIGHT New Kids On The Block
14 14 06 MOOI WAS DIE TIJD Corry Konings
15 08 05 THE CAN CAN Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers
16 10 06 ROUNDING THE CAPE (A TRIBUTE TO) Tol and Tol ##
17 11 04 SPRING FROM VIVALDI FIRST MOVEMENT: ALLEGRO Nigel Kennedy
18 23 03 WINTER WONDERLAND Twiggy
19 24 06 IK LIG OP M'N KUSSEN STIL TE DROMEN Hepie en Hepie
20 37 02 ALTOGETHER NOW The Farm

21 09 05 THE POWER OF LOVE Laura Branigan
22 16 04 CRYING IN THE RAIN Aha
23 17 06 PUT ON YOUR MAKE-UP BZN
24 18 11 Y'A PAS QUE LES GRANDS QUI REVENT Melody
25 19 06 SHOW ME HEAVEN Maria McKee
26 21 07 ZORBA'S DANCE Trio Hellenique
27 26 05 RHYTHM OF THE RAIN Jason Donovan
28 27 07 HANKY PANKY Madonna
29 28 07 DAT KUMP DER NOW VAN Normaal
30 32 04 FRENTE A FRENTE Chico et Roberta

31 44 02 SO HARD Pet Shop Boys
32 ---- 01 THE FLIER Diethelm/Famulari [Strongest Starter] ##
33 30 08 RITMO DE LA NOCHE Mystic ##
34 31 06 RITMO DE LA NOCHE Lorca
35 Re 05 ZOALS VRIENDEN DOEN Bonnie St Claire en Jose
36 ---- 01 I WISH I KNEW (HOW IT WOULD FEEL) Billy Taylor Trio
37 Re 03 UND WENN DIE NACHT KOMMT Nicole
38 20 09 HIJO DE LA LUNA Mecano ##
39 ---- 01 S.O.S. Abba
40 34 11 BEAN BAG Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass ##

41 43 02 (WE WANT) THE SAME THING Belinda Carlisle
42 36 10 A SONG GOES OUT AROUND THE WORLD Egon Egemann
43 42 07 OHNE DICH (SCHLAF' ICH HEUT NACHT NICHT EIN) Menchener Freiheit
44 Re 03 ZONDER JOU Erik Mesie
45 38 10 BANDIDO Azucar Moreno ##
46 46 16 A LITTLE PEACE / EIN BISSCHEN FRIEDEN Nicole ##
47 48 02 KINKY BOOTS Patrick MacNee and Honor Blackman
48 25 18 CHRISTMAS ON 45 Holly and the Ivy's [Longest Laster/Fastest Faller]
49 45 12 LITTLE SISTER LEAVING TOWN Tanita Tikaram
50 50 04 END OF THE WORLD Sonia
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Fourteen up, five equal, twenty-five down, three re-entries, three new entries - total hits to date 1020
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I've never seen myself as a fan of "progressive rock" - but that's how my highest new entry back then is described in various places nowadays:

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01 02 02 ONLY THE ONES WE LOVE Tanita Tikaram ##
02 01 06 NAH NEH NAH Vaya Con Dios
03 33 02 UNE FEMME AVEC UNE FEMME / MUJER CONTRA MUJER Mecano [Rapid Riser]
06 06 05 A LITTLE TIME The Beautiful South ##
08 05 04 FROM A DISTANCE Bette Midler
13 07 07 TONIGHT New Kids On The Block
20 37 02 ALTOGETHER NOW The Farm
22 16 04 CRYING IN THE RAIN Aha
25 19 06 SHOW ME HEAVEN Maria McKee
27 26 05 RHYTHM OF THE RAIN Jason Donovan
31 44 02 SO HARD Pet Shop Boys
38 20 09 HIJO DE LA LUNA Mecano ##
39 ---- 01 S.O.S. Abba
43 42 07 OHNE DICH (SCHLAF' ICH HEUT NACHT NICHT EIN) Menchener Freiheit

A bunch of great tunes, notably the songs by Bette Midler and a-ha (in both cases I didn't know for a long time that they were cover versions!), Mecano, ABBA and Münchener Freiheit. Regarding the latter, there's also an English version called 'Everytime' which isn't bad either.
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Postby CZB » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:28 pm

Thanks again. Benny ! :D

Benny wrote:08 05 04 FROM A DISTANCE Bette Midler
22 16 04 CRYING IN THE RAIN Aha

A bunch of great tunes, notably the songs by Bette Midler and a-ha (in both cases I didn't know for a long time that they were cover versions!),
I had heard Nanci Griffith's "From A Distance" first - because, like "Guardian Angel", it did impressively well in the Irish chart but poorly (in this case, not even charting at all) in the UK - but I don't think I would necessarily have been aware of earlier versions of "Crying In The Rain" at that time either.

Benny wrote:43 42 07 OHNE DICH (SCHLAF' ICH HEUT NACHT NICHT EIN) Münchener Freiheit

Münchener Freiheit....there's also an English version called 'Everytime' which isn't bad either.
Almost unbelievably, I discovered the existence of this English version of "Ohne Dich" for the first time ever only in the past fortnight ! It's one of a few extremely late discoveries that I'll be including in the breakers in this month's new chart (although if it goes on to reach the top forty, its points will be combined with "Ohne Dich"). I think it was the day before yesterday that the seven-inch single of "Everytime" I ordered arrived. :D
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Postby CZB » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:30 pm

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So March is (just about) here already - with several inches of snow outside as far as the eye can see ! Over a quarter of my new chart, and more than three quarters of the breakers, are now tracks that aren't exactly "current" . . . . .









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CZB'S TOP FORTY ----------------------- Month 462 ---------------------- MARCH 2018
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01 01 03 SI T'ETAIS LA Louane ##
02 02 04 FEEL IT STILL Portugal. The Man ##
03 05 03 KATCHI Ofenbach vs Nick Waterhouse
04 04 03 ALL THAT GLITTERS Earl
05 10 02 BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA P!nk ##
06 ---- 01 HERE'S TO LOVE Jasper Steverlinck [Highest New Entry] ##
07 03 05 ONE MORE TIME - OMD ##
08 18 02 THE WAY YOU ARE Agnetha Fältskog and Ola Håkansson [Rapid Riser]
09 06 06 MORE THAN YOU KNOW Axwell /\ Ingrosso ##
10 11 09 MüHLE IM SCHWARZWALD Gilde Duo

11 07 08 LITTLE HOLLYWOOD Alle Farben and Janieck
12 09 05 PRAYING Kesha
13 ---- 01 PERFECT Ed Sheeran
14 13 10 CITY LIGHTS Blanche
15 08 07 SIGN OF THE TIMES Harry Styles ##
16 12 08 BE MINE Ofenbach ##
17 21 05 EVERYTHING NOW Arcade Fire
18 15 09 TONGUE TIED Earl ##
19 16 04 IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN Agnes Obel
20 25 02 ARAYA Fatima Yamaha

21 14 07 BAD THINGS Machine Gun Kelly x Camila Cabello
22 17 06 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN Walter Murphy
23 30 03 FATALITA Raffaella Carra
24 19 09 OOPS Little Mix featuring Charlie Puth
25 20 07 ON MY MIND Disciples
26 22 08 TUESDAY Burak Yeter featuring Danelle Sandoval
27 26 11 HEAR ME NOW Alok and Bruno Martini featuring Zeeba ##
28 32 03 ROCK AND ROLL STAR Champagne
29 24 08 STORY OF A HEART Steps
30 27 10 SCARED OF THE DARK Steps

31 29 12 GREY Kölsch ##
32 23 10 THE LAST FAREWELL Roger Whittaker [Fastest Faller]
33 28 09 TRYING TO PRETEND Noemie Wolfs
34 33 12 RATATATAPLAN Raffaella Carra
35 31 12 LOVE ON THE BRAIN Rihanna
36 34 13 THE PUSHBIKE SONG Mixtures
37 35 14 YOU Hooverphonic [Longest Laster] ##
38 37 13 OH BOY (THE MOOD I'M IN) Brotherhood of Man
39 38 13 AUTOBAHN Kraftwerk
40 40 02 ONE FING 'N' ANUVVER Chas and Dave
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 00 ] SAN MARCO Rondo Veneziano [Chartbuster] ##
02 [ 02 ] MILLION REASONS Lady GaGa
03 [ 06 ] PATRIK PACARD Lady Lily
04 [ 13 ] BACARDI FEELING Kate Yanai
05 [ 08 ] ELLA ELLE L'A France Gall
06 [ 07 ] GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Sailor
07 [ 14 ] HELL TO THE LIARS London Grammar
08 [ 15 ] DREAMS Cranberries
09 [ 24 ] MUSIC John Miles
10 [ 11 ] MATERIAL GIRL Madonna

11 [ 23 ] LOVE IS A GOLDEN RING Cats
12 [ 29 ] ST. ELMO'S FIRE (MAN IN MOTION) John Parr
13 [ 27 ] DESENCHANTEE Mylene Farmer
14 [ 36 ] KING KONG E-Rotic
15 [ 22 ] MALDON Zouk Machine
16 [ 16 ] HAVANA Camilla Cabello featuring Young Thug
17 [ 19 ] WITHOUT YOU Avicii featuring Sandro Cavazza
18 [ 18 ] SUNNY DAYS Armin Van Buuren featuring Josh Cumbee
19 [ 21 ] WHERE DID YOU GO (SUMMER LOVE) Regi (featuring Alexander)
20 [ 20 ] BACK TO YOU Louis Tomlinson featuring Bebe Rexha

21 [ 25 ] (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU Bryan Adams
22 [ 26 ] I LOVE TO LOVE Tina Charles
23 [ 00 ] CRAZY Lost Frequencies and Zonderling
24 [ 30 ] LOSING MY RELIGION R.E.M.
25 [ 00 ] FLIRT Jonathan King
26 [ 28 ] THE BEST Tina Turner
27 [ 00 ] EVERY TIME Munchener Freiheit
28 [ 35 ] ESPECIALLY FOR YOU Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan
29 [ 00 ] DOES IT MATTER Janieck
30 [ 31 ] CLOSE TO THE FIRE Stefan Waggershausen and Alice

31 [ 32 ] I'M ON FIRE - 5,000 Volts
32 [ 33 ] SOUL SURVIVOR C.C. Catch
33 [ 34 ] ALLONS A LAFFAYETTE Captain Gumbo
34 [ 37 ] JE T'AIME (MOI NON PLUS) Sven Vath with Miss Kittin
35 [ 00 ] THE CARNIVAL IS OVER Seekers
36 [ 38 ] US AGAINST THE WORLD Play
37 [ 40 ] YOU'RE MY MATE Right Said Fred
38 [ 39 ] WIN THE RACE Modern Talking
39 [ 00 ] LIVE IN TROUBLE Barron Knights
40 [ 00 ] DA DOO RON RON Crystals
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Number one nine years ago: AMELIE Butch
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Number one nineteen years ago: PRAY Tina Cousins
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Number one twenty-nine years ago: I ONLY WANNA BE WITH YOU Samantha Fox
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There are four non-movers in my third top forty of 2018 – including three of the top five. “All That Glitters”, last month’s Rapid Riser from Earl, grinds to a halt at number four; having very slowly climbed almost as high in the UK chart, “Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man remains in the runner-up spot, and it’s a second month in pole position for Louane with “Si T’etais La”. Completing the top five are two of just eight climbers this time – Ofenbach are up two places to number three with “Katchi” and Pink is up five at number five with “Beautiful Trauma”. Both of these acts are just one spot short of matching their previous bests, with “Be Mine” and “Just Give Me A Reason” respectively. While more recent releases from Arcade Fire and Fatima Yamaha continue to advance, the other four upwardly mobile tracks were originally singles decades ago. Champagne ascend four places to 28 with “Rock And Roll Star”, Raffaella Carra goes up seven places to number 23 with “Fatalita”, Gilde Duo sneak into the top ten for the first time with the short instrumental “Muhle Im Schwarzwald”, and the Rapid Riser this time races up ten places to number eight for Agnetha Faltskog and Ola Håkansson – “The Way You Are”. Meanwhile, there are only two new entries, but both make impressive debuts. Ed Sheeran arrives at 13 with “Perfect” - and last month’s Chartbuster from Jasper Steverlinck, “Here’s To Love”, comes straight in at number six. That leaves twenty-six hits on the way down – including the fastest faller by Roger Whittaker, and the longest laster from Hooverphonic. “The Last Farewell” dives nine places to 32 in its tenth appearance, and “You” slides two spots to 37 after an impressive fourteen months in the top forty.

As Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson have dropped out of the chart with “Symphony”, this is the first top forty for a few years in which every track has been released on vinyl. Such is the disappointing quality of new music these days, however, that this is partly because eleven of the top forty originated in previous decades – and the top forty breakers are considerably more dominated by older material. This includes a former top ten hit returning following the recent death at the age of seventy-four of Barbara Alston, the lead singer of the Crystals – “Da Doo Ron Ron”. Just two recent releases have impressed me this month. “Crazy”, a collaboration with Zonderling, is currently the fifth number one in his Belgian homeland for Lost Frequencies (Felix De Laat) – and two of the others reached number one in my chart too. One of those featured Janieck (Devy) – who has now released a solo single which has the potential to become the smallest hit of the year in the Netherlands, as it has entered the top forty there at number forty (which almost never happens) after spending ten weeks in the Tipparade (equally rare). “Does It Matter” could be more successful in my chart in the months ahead, however.

So it’s one of the long-overlooked potential hits added to the breakers for the first time that is guaranteed to enter the top forty next month! This month, unusually, there are five old releases arriving from various different decades – none of which I had ever heard at all until recently. “Every Time” is a English version I was previously unaware of of “Ohne Dich”, one of the biggest successes in the German-speaking countries in the mid-1980s for Munchener Freiheit – while “Flirt” was an English version of the continental smash “Pour Un Flirt” by the late Michel Delpech which Jonathan King took to the UK top forty forty-six years ago, when I was only seven years old. I was equally ignorant of a song that topped the charts in the UK, Ireland and Australia in 1965 – “The Carnival Is Over” from the Seekers – and of “Live In Trouble”, one of the parodies by the Barron Knights which charted in 1977. Again, this was before I had begun to take any interest in pop music at all. And the new Chartbuster was originally released as a single in 1983, after being on an album in 1981 – but doesn’t appear to have charted anywhere. The group is an Italian chamber orchestra, specializing in Baroque music – playing original instruments but also incorporating a rock-style rhythm section of synthesizer, bass guitar and drums – and have apparently released seventy albums. They previously reached number 18 in my chart with “La Serenissima”, which was a minor hit in the UK but a top ten smash in Ireland. Now, three decades later, they are about to have their second success. My Record of the Month for March 2018 is Rondo Veneziano, and “San Marco”.

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Postby Benny » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:53 am

TOP 40 BREAKERS:

04 [ 13 ] BACARDI FEELING Kate Yanai
05 [ 08 ] ELLA ELLE L'A France Gall
06 [ 07 ] GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Sailor
08 [ 15 ] DREAMS Cranberries
09 [ 24 ] MUSIC John Miles
10 [ 11 ] MATERIAL GIRL Madonna
12 [ 29 ] ST. ELMO'S FIRE (MAN IN MOTION) John Parr
13 [ 27 ] DESENCHANTEE Mylene Farmer
22 [ 26 ] I LOVE TO LOVE Tina Charles
24 [ 30 ] LOSING MY RELIGION R.E.M.
26 [ 28 ] THE BEST Tina Turner
27 [ 00 ] EVERY TIME Munchener Freiheit
28 [ 35 ] ESPECIALLY FOR YOU Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan
31 [ 32 ] I'M ON FIRE - 5,000 Volts
40 [ 00 ] DA DOO RON RON Crystals

So many great classics on the breakers chart! :D
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Postby CZB » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:00 pm

Thanks again, Benny! :D

The dominance of the older tracks is, of course, because the state of current music has still not improved for me in recent months - I'm beginning to wonder now whether it ever will.








But it's now time to revisit a much better period for music - and one from which some of my favourites can already be seen in the "Thirty Years Gone" Retro forum thread. Here's how they all fitted into my monthly chart from back then - when I was twenty-three years old, beginning the last few months of my training contract to become a Chartered Accountant, and having just passed the final exams I would ever have to sit . . . . .









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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 103 ---------------------------------- MARCH 1988
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01 01 05 RED ROSE CAFE The Fureys and Davey Arthur
02 02 03 ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys
03 03 03 SONS AND DAUGHTERS Kerri and Mick ##
04 37 02 THE BLACK SHEEP Foster and Allen [Rapid Riser]
05 06 03 WHAT A NIGHT (PARTY NIGHT) Dolly Dots
06 09 03 PART OF ME (WILL ALWAYS BE IN LOVE WITH YOU) Foster and Allen
07 10 03 HIT MIX Fun Fun
08 27 02 I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue
09 33 02 JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis
10 08 05 MORNING GLORY Foster and Allen ##

11 41 02 SOLANG MANN TRäUME NOCH LEBEN KANN Munchener Freiheit
12 26 02 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl ##
13 13 03 G.T.O. Sinitta
14 07 07 MYFANWY David Essex
15 05 04 EVERLASTING LOVE Sandra ##
16 16 03 PAPA CHICO Tony Esposito
17 19 03 CHINA IN YOUR HAND T'Pau
18 18 03 BARCELONA Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe
19 30 02 BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) Sabrina
20 ---- 01 LEAVIN' NANCY Bards [Strongest Starter] ##

21 25 03 KuSS DIE HAND SCHoNE FRAU Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung
22 34 03 THE WISHING WELL Various Artists
23 23 04 TWILIGHT BZN
24 15 08 CROCKET'S THEME Jan Hammer
25 11 05 I'LL PUT YOU TOGETHER AGAIN Hot Chocolate
26 21 08 IT'S A SIN Pet Shop Boys
27 04 07 BALLA....BALLA Francesco Napoli [Fastest Faller]
28 12 07 YOU CAUGHT MY EYE Judy Boucher
29 22 05 A PLACE IN THE CHOIR Brendan Shine
30 20 05 AMORE BZN

31 14 04 LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE Bananarama
32 24 05 LET YOUR SUN SHINE Frank Ashton and Mariska van Kolck
33 17 07 DAS WURFELSPIEL Juliane Werding
34 44 02 Y.M.C.A. Village People
35 29 07 TOY BOY Sinitta
36 32 12 BOLERO (HOLD ME IN YOUR ARMS) Fancy [Longest Laster]
37 28 06 VOYAGE VOYAGE Desireless
38 ---- 01 IN A HUNDRED YEARS Modern Talking
39 ---- 01 TOGETHER FOREVER Rick Astley
40 47 02 I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW Tiffany

41 ---- 01 OH L'AMOUR Dollar
42 38 04 YOU WIN AGAIN Bee Gees
43 ---- 01 I FOUGHT THE LAW Clash
44 ---- 01 I'M NOT SCARED Eighth Wonder
45 39 08 STAR TREKKIN' The Firm ##
46 36 07 PRETTY YOUNG GIRLS Bad Boys Blue
47 31 06 HOLIDAY The Other Ones ##
48 ---- 01 JULIAN Mandy Winter
49 ---- 01 PLAY IT COOL / HERZ AUS GLAS Freiheit
50 ---- 01 NE-NE-NA-NA-NA-NA-NU-NU Bad Manners
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Fourteen up, seven non-movers, twenty down, nine new entries - total hits to date 732
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The highest new entry this month was from Ireland, not available on YouTube and never released in the UK. Maybe more surprisingly, this continental hit arriving further down was never given a UK release either . . . . .



Perhaps it was perceived that its (anti-)drugs theme would reduce its chances of significant radio airplay here.

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Postby Benny » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:19 pm

CZB wrote:The dominance of the older tracks is, of course, because the state of current music has still not improved for me in recent months - I'm beginning to wonder now whether it ever will.
The state of current music is very bad indeed, and I don't think that it will change either. :(

From 1988, I like all of the following:

02 02 03 ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys
08 27 02 I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue
15 05 04 EVERLASTING LOVE Sandra ##
19 30 02 BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) Sabrina
24 15 08 CROCKET'S THEME Jan Hammer
26 21 08 IT'S A SIN Pet Shop Boys
31 14 04 LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE Bananarama
34 44 02 Y.M.C.A. Village People
37 28 06 VOYAGE VOYAGE Desireless
39 ---- 01 TOGETHER FOREVER Rick Astley
42 38 04 YOU WIN AGAIN Bee Gees
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Postby CZB » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:15 pm

Thanks again, Benny ! :D

Benny wrote:From 1988, I like all of the following:

15 05 04 EVERLASTING LOVE Sandra ##
All the others you mentioned still get a lot of radio airplay today, I think - this one, maybe not quite so much, certainly in the UK. It could never become a significant hit here - although I believe, like "Maria Magdalena", it was released more than once.







Now, half way through the month, a look back at a more recent year in which the decline in music was maybe already underway - 2014. Availability of tracks on vinyl, and even on CD single, was reducing - my favourite of the year was a CD-only release and therefore ineligible for the monthly top ten. Nine others, however, reached number one for at least one month, not necessarily in that particular year - so there were still some impressive tracks around. But only forty-six made it into the top forty - less than in any previous year since I had begun listening to music in 1978 - and there were just twenty-seven others reaching the breakers. Even adding on everything else I bought - or wanted to - there were only a disappointing total of eighty-six 2014 releases to list now. And here they are !







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The Greatest Hits Of The Year:

01 11 15 BULLIT Watermät ## x
02 01 14 CATCH AND RELEASE Matt Simons
03 01 14 LOVE IS A CAMERA Sophie Ellis-Bextor
04 01 13 FADED Alan Walker ##
05 01 11 SUN GOES DOWN Robin Schulz featuring Jasmine Thompson
06 01 14 WALKING WITH ELEPHANTS Ten Walls
07 02 13 CHAMPS ELYSEES Zaz
08 04 11 TITLE Meghan Trainor
09 01 14 MY SILVER LINING First Aid Kit
10 01 12 CHRISTINE / TILTED Christine and the Queens
11 04 13 GOODBYE Feder featuring Lyse ##
12 01 14 DELOREAN DYNAMITE Todd Terje
13 01 14 I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE Sam Smith
14 02 15 CRYING FOR NO REASON Katy B
15 02 14 SHE MOVES (FAR AWAY) Alle Farben featuring Graham Candy ##
16 04 14 RATHER BE Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne ##
17 03 13 WHAT I DID FOR LOVE David Guetta featuring Emeli Sande
18 03 13 ARE YOU WITH ME Lost Frequencies
19 08 11 INTO THE BLUE Kylie Minogue
20 06 14 HAPPY Marina and the Diamonds
21 02 12 CALM AFTER THE STORM Common Linnets
22 08 15 DEAR FUTURE HUSBAND Meghan Trainor
23 11 19 ANDES Larco ## x

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All other tracks that reached the top forty:

24 06 13 BACK HOME Fritz Kalkbrenner
25 07 13 CHANDELIER Sia
26 04 13 BREAK FREE Zedd featuring Ariana Grande
27 04 11 EXTRAORDINARY Clean Bandit featuring Sharna Bass
28 04 11 WILD EYES Broiler featuring Ravvel
29 04 11 GHOSTTOWN Madonna
30 05 13 PLACES TO GO Anouk
31 07 14 LIVING FOR LOVE Madonna
32 03 09 RUNAWAY DAYDREAMER Sophie Ellis-Bextor
33 04 10 BOOM CLAP Charli XCX
34 06 09 I WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN Rita Ora
35 07 08 FROOT Marina and the Diamonds ##
36 08 12 RUNAWAY (U AND I) Galantis
37 15 12 27 Passenger
38 11 09 YOU RUIN ME Veronicas ## x
39 14 08 NOBODY TO LOVE Sigma ##
40 12 08 KOALA Oliver Heldens ## x
41 03 08 THE DEER AND THE WOLF Sophie Ellis-Bextor
42 13 07 THE HANGING TREE James Newton Howard featuring Jennifer Lawrence ##
43 17 10 OUTSIDE Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding
44 11 06 SHE'S AFTER MY PIANO 2 Fabiola featuring Loredana ## x
45 15 04 GLOW Ella Henderson ## x
46 22 07 FADE OUT LINES The Avener

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

47 68 ---- SAINT CLAUDE Christine and the Queens
48 71 ---- SUNLIGHT The Magician featuring Years and Years
49 77 ---- FADED Zhu
50 78 ---- THE NIGHTS Avicii
51 79 ---- FIRESTONE Kygo featuring Conrad Sewell
52 82 ---- #SELFIE Chainsmokers
53 82 ---- MY LOVE Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne
54 83 ---- OUR TIME Lily Allen
55 85 ---- AVENIR Louane
56 86 ---- REAL LOVE Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
57 88 ---- IS IT RIGHT Elaiza
58 90 ---- ANGEL IN BLUE JEANS Train

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

59 92 ---- BELIEVE IN ME Pierces
60 92 ---- SUMMER Calvin Harris
61 93 ---- NETZWERK (FALLS LIKE RAIN) Klangkarussell
62 94 ---- SOUS LE CIEL DE PARIS Zaz
63 95 ---- BLAME Calvin Harris featuring John Newman
64 96 ---- FIRE MEET GASOLINE Sia
65 96 ---- NO REST FOR THE WICKED Lykke Li
66 97 ---- FIREBALL Pitbull featuring John Ryan
67 97 ---- GIVE ME A REASON Common Linnets
68 101 -- RISE LIKE A PHOENIX Conchita Wurst x
69 102 -- TEACH ME Bakermat x
70 110 -- AIR BALLOON Lily Allen
71 111 -- DANGEROUS David Guetta featuring Sam Martin
72 112 -- LOVERS ON THE SUN David Guetta featuring Sam Martin
73 114 -- I WAS GONNA CANCEL Kylie Minogue

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

74 --- --- I LOVED YOU Blonde featuring Melissa Steel x
75 --- --- BLACK PEARL Rebel featuring Sidney Housen x
76 --- --- DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS (2014) Band Aid 30 x
77 --- --- FIVE HOURS Deorro x
78 --- --- LIE MACHINE Jelle Van Dael x
79 --- --- WICKED WONDERLAND Martin Tungevaag x
80 --- --- LONELY WITHOUT YOU Jomy x
81 --- --- WHAT'S THE TIME IN TOKYO Sil x
82 --- --- OUTLINES Mike Mago and Dragonette x
83 --- --- SOMETHING NEW Faul x
84 --- --- MISTAKES I'VE MADE Eelke Kleijn x
85 --- --- BOW (YOU GOTTA KICK IT) Tres Jolie x

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

86 --- --- UNTIL THE MORNING LIGHT Stien Bovijn

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x - CD-only, unreleased on vinyl

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Postby Benny » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:43 pm

16 04 14 RATHER BE Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne ##
25 07 13 CHANDELIER Sia
29 04 11 GHOSTTOWN Madonna
34 06 09 I WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN Rita Ora
35 07 08 FROOT Marina and the Diamonds ##
43 17 10 OUTSIDE Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding
60 92 ---- SUMMER Calvin Harris
64 96 ---- FIRE MEET GASOLINE Sia

Not a big fan of 2014 but I like all the songs above, especially 'I Will Never Let You Down' (one of the best songs Calvin Harris has ever produced) and 'Froot' (shame that it wasn't a bigger success!).
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Postby CZB » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:52 pm

Thanks again, Benny - I didn't know that Calvin Harris had produced that Rita Ora song. The only other one by her that I've ever liked enough to buy was her collaboration with Sigma, "Coming Home" - but he has so far reached the breakers with ten different tracks on which he is credited. Two of those - both involving Ellie Goulding - have gone on to reach my top forty.








Now, it's time for the second Retro chart of the month. This is a long journey back to when I was in the Upper Sixth at school, studying hard for "A" levels in French, Principles of Accounting and Further Maths - and the only chart shows I was listening to were those of the UK and Ireland. So everything in this chart had been successful, even if only slightly, in one or both of those countries. The year was 1982, I was seventeen years old, and this was my chart from March of that year:








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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 32 ---------------------------------- MARCH 1982
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01 01 02 A BUNCH OF THYME Foster and Allen ##
02 02 04 THE LITTLE SHIRT MY MOTHER MADE FOR ME Bards
03 03 07 WHEN YOU WERE SWEET SIXTEEN The Fureys and Davey Arthur
04 10 02 MAID OF ORLEANS Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
05 05 04 LET'S ALL SING LIKE THE BIRDIES SING Tweets
06 06 03 YELLOW PEARL Philip Lynott ##
07 07 05 CAMBODIA Kim Wilde
08 04 06 LABELLED WITH LOVE Squeeze ##
09 08 04 CHRISTMAS ON 45 Holly and the Ivy's
10 09 07 IT'S MY PARTY Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin

11 13 19 DO IT DO IT AGAIN Raffaella Carra ##
12 20 02 GO WILD IN THE COUNTRY Bow Wow Wow
13 ---- 01 I WILL LOVE YOU EV'RY TIME The Fureys and Davey Arthur [Strongest Starter] ##
14 11 07 DE VOGELTJESDANS (ORIGINAL BIRD DANCE) Electronica's
15 12 07 BIRDIE SONG (BIRDIE DANCE) Tweets
16 16 32 THE GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE The Fureys and Davey Arthur [Longest Laster]
17 15 04 HOKEY COKEY Snowmen
18 14 07 TEARS ON THE TELEPHONE Glen Curtin and Debbie ##
19 29 02 SEVEN TEARS Goombay Dance Band [Rapid Riser]
20 27 02 MICKEY Toni Basil

21 19 08 LANNIGAN'S BALL Bards ##
22 18 09 THERE'S A GUY WORKS DOWN THE CHIP SHOP Kirsty MacColl
23 ---- 01 HEY LOUISE Brendan Shine
24 23 04 STARS OVER 45 Chas and Dave ##
25 22 07 HOOKED ON CLASSICS Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
26 21 05 HOOKED ON A CAN CAN Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ##
27 ---- 01 AIN'T NO PLEASING YOU Chas and Dave
28 24 32 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN Brendan Shine [Longest Laster]
29 25 31 ONE DAY AT A TIME Gloria ##
30 17 10 CAN CAN Bad Manners [Fastest Faller] ##
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Five up, seven non-movers, fifteen down, three new entries - total hits to date 179
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Postby Benny » Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:04 pm

'Cambodia' is nice! How did 'Kids In America', 'You Came' and 'You Keep Me Hanging On' by Kim Wilde perform on your chart?
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Postby CZB » Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:44 pm

Benny wrote:'Cambodia' is nice! How did 'Kids In America', 'You Came' and 'You Keep Me Hanging On' by Kim Wilde perform on your chart?
None of these reached my top forty - I didn't really like "You Keep Me Hanging On" at all, but I did buy the other two. I'm not sure now why they entered the breakers quite some time after their original releases - "Kids In America" arrived in September 1997, remaining for seven months and peaking at number 85, and "You Came" came into the breakers in October 2006, staying nine months but going no higher than number 113 !

A reworking of "Cambodia" by DJ Marco V reached number 16 in my top forty in 2009. It was entitled, for no obvious reason, "Coma Aid" - and, to this day, I suspect that this was a misprint and it was supposed to be "Coma Aid B", which would have been an anagram of "Cambodia" . . . . .

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Postby Benny » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:34 pm

CZB wrote:A reworking of "Cambodia" by DJ Marco V reached number 16 in my top forty in 2009. It was entitled, for no obvious reason, "Coma Aid" - and, to this day, I suspect that this was a misprint and it was supposed to be "Coma Aid B", which would have been an anagram of "Cambodia" . . . . .
Never heard this before, not bad!
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Postby CZB » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:11 pm

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A few hours early this month - in time to be included in the new UKmixParade later tonight !








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CZB'S TOP FORTY ----------------------- Month 463 ---------------------- APRIL 2018
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01 01 04 SI T'ETAIS LA Louane ##
02 02 05 FEEL IT STILL Portugal. The Man ##
03 03 04 KATCHI Ofenbach vs Nick Waterhouse
04 05 03 BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA P!nk ##
05 06 02 HERE'S TO LOVE Jasper Steverlinck ##
06 13 02 PERFECT Ed Sheeran [Rapid Riser]
07 08 03 THE WAY YOU ARE Agnetha Fältskog and Ola Håkansson
08 ---- 01 SAN MARCO Rondo Veneziano [Highest New Entry] ##
09 10 10 MüHLE IM SCHWARZWALD Gilde Duo
10 04 04 ALL THAT GLITTERS Earl

11 07 06 ONE MORE TIME - OMD ##
12 09 07 MORE THAN YOU KNOW Axwell /\ Ingrosso ##
13 17 06 EVERYTHING NOW Arcade Fire
14 12 06 PRAYING Kesha
15 20 03 ARAYA Fatima Yamaha
16 14 11 CITY LIGHTS Blanche
17 23 04 FATALITA Raffaella Carra
18 11 09 LITTLE HOLLYWOOD Alle Farben and Janieck
19 16 09 BE MINE Ofenbach ##
20 18 10 TONGUE TIED Earl ##

21 28 04 ROCK AND ROLL STAR Champagne [Rapid Riser]
22 15 08 SIGN OF THE TIMES Harry Styles ##
23 22 07 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN Walter Murphy
24 19 05 IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN Agnes Obel
25 24 10 OOPS Little Mix featuring Charlie Puth
26 25 08 ON MY MIND Disciples
27 26 09 TUESDAY Burak Yeter featuring Danelle Sandoval
28 27 12 HEAR ME NOW Alok and Bruno Martini featuring Zeeba ##
29 21 08 BAD THINGS Machine Gun Kelly x Camila Cabello [Fastest Faller]
30 29 09 STORY OF A HEART Steps

31 30 11 SCARED OF THE DARK Steps
32 31 13 GREY Kölsch ##
33 32 11 THE LAST FAREWELL Roger Whittaker
34 40 03 ONE FING 'N' ANUVVER Chas and Dave
35 33 10 TRYING TO PRETEND Noemie Wolfs
36 34 13 RATATATAPLAN Raffaella Carra
37 36 14 THE PUSHBIKE SONG Mixtures Longest Laster]
38 35 13 LOVE ON THE BRAIN Rihanna
39 38 14 OH BOY (THE MOOD I'M IN) Brotherhood of Man Longest Laster]
40 39 14 AUTOBAHN Kraftwerk Longest Laster]
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 00 ] HOMESICK Dua Lipa [Chartbuster] ##
02 [ 03 ] PATRIK PACARD Lady Lily
03 [ 06 ] GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Sailor
04 [ 04 ] BACARDI FEELING Kate Yanai
05 [ 05 ] ELLA ELLE L'A France Gall
06 [ 07 ] HELL TO THE LIARS London Grammar
07 [ 08 ] DREAMS Cranberries
08 [ 09 ] MUSIC John Miles
09 [ 13 ] DESENCHANTEE Mylene Farmer
10 [ 14 ] KING KONG E-Rotic

11 [ 27 ] EVERY TIME Munchener Freiheit
12 [ 12 ] ST. ELMO'S FIRE (MAN IN MOTION) John Parr
13 [ 25 ] FLIRT Jonathan King
14 [ 35 ] THE CARNIVAL IS OVER Seekers
15 [ 40 ] DA DOO RON RON Crystals
16 [ 16 ] HAVANA Camilla Cabello featuring Young Thug
17 [ 19 ] WHERE DID YOU GO (SUMMER LOVE) Regi (featuring Alexander)
18 [ 23 ] CRAZY Lost Frequencies and Zonderling
19 [ 20 ] BACK TO YOU Louis Tomlinson featuring Bebe Rexha
20 [ 29 ] DOES IT MATTER Janieck

21 [ 21 ] (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU Bryan Adams
22 [ 22 ] I LOVE TO LOVE Tina Charles
23 [ 24 ] LOSING MY RELIGION R.E.M.
24 [ 26 ] THE BEST Tina Turner
25 [ 28 ] ESPECIALLY FOR YOU Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan
26 [ 31 ] I'M ON FIRE - 5,000 Volts
27 [ 00 ] NUT ROCKER B Bumble and the Stingers
28 [ 00 ] THE PINK PANTHER THEME Henry Mancini
29 [ 00 ] DOMINIQUE The Singing Nun
30 [ 39 ] LIVE IN TROUBLE Barron Knights

31 [ 32 ] SOUL SURVIVOR C.C. Catch
32 [ 33 ] ALLONS A LAFFAYETTE Captain Gumbo
33 [ 34 ] JE T'AIME (MOI NON PLUS) Sven Vath with Miss Kittin
34 [ 36 ] US AGAINST THE WORLD Play
35 [ 37 ] YOU'RE MY MATE Right Said Fred
36 [ 38 ] WIN THE RACE Modern Talking
37 [ 00 ] THEME FROM "Z CARS" Johnny Keating
38 [ 00 ] PEPYS' DIARY Benny Hill
39 [ 00 ] BE MY BABY Ronettes
40 [ 00 ] THEN HE KISSED ME Crystals
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Number one seven years ago: HELLO Martin Solveig and Dragonette
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Number one seventeen years ago: DREAM TO ME Dario G
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Number one twenty-seven years ago: ONLY THE ONES WE LOVE Tanita Tikaram
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Number one thirty-seven years ago: DO IT DO IT AGAIN Raffaella Carra
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There are three non-movers in my new chart this month – and those are the top three, as neither “Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man or “Katchi” from Ofenbach vs Nick Waterhouse can overtake French singer Louane. She stays at number one for a third month with “Si T’etais La”. Perhaps the strongest challenger to replace that next time is the one and only new entry – last month’s Chartbuster, unusually, was an instrumental originally recorded almost thirty years ago, and now Rondo Veneziano arrive at number eight with “San Marco”. That instantly becomes their biggest hit - because their only previous one, “La Serenissima”, peaked at number eighteen. An even older recording is the joint highest of ten climbers this time – Champagne move up from 28 to 21 with “Rock And Roll Star”, sharing the title of Rapid Riser with Ed Sheeran. He ascends into the top ten, going from 13 to six with the song that recently topped the charts in many different countries, “Perfect”. And, bizarrely, three releases from the 1970s which made belated debuts in my top forty in March 2017 are all still around to become the joint longest lasters. Falling just one place each, those are “The Pushbike Song” by the Mixtures at 37, “Oh Boy” from Brotherhood Of Man at 39, and Kraftwerk’s “Autobahn” at 40. Twenty-three other tracks on the way down include Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello with “Bad Things”, this month’s fastest faller – that dives eight places to number 29.

As the existence of recent releases that have the potential to become future hits becomes as much of a problem as their availability in physical formats – even in countries in which these still remain relatively popular – this month’s search through the archives focuses on a period just before I was born. Seven singles from the early 1960s now have their chances of entering my top forty in the months ahead. Three of them are instrumentals – the theme for the “Pink Panther” films by Henry Mancini, the signature tune from the police drama series “Z Cars” from Johnny Keating, and the rock version of a Tschaikovsky composition from B. Bumble and the Stingers, “Nut Rocker”. They are joined by girl groups the Ronettes and the Crystals, with “Then He Kissed Me” and “Be My Baby” respectively – two songs which previously reached my chart together as a medley by Rachel Sweet – and two further releases that might be described as “novelty” in nature. From Benny Hill, there’s “Pepys’ Diary”, and from the Singing Nun, “Dominique”. However, guaranteed a place in my top forty next month as the new Chartbuster is a song from an album released last year that may or may not be an official single – as it is currently charting in some countries only, alongside another track from the same album that seems to have received much greater promotion and attracted much more airplay, despite its lyrics being unnecessarily crude. Proving that she is capable of much more pleasant songs without the need for vulgarity, the 22-year-old London-born singer-songwriter and model who recently won two “Brit Awards” for being the year’s best “British Female Solo Act” and “British Breakthrough Act” is about to have her second hit in my top forty. The first was “Be The One”, which spent eleven months there and peaked at number nine. My Record of the Month for April 2018 is Dua Lipa, with Homesick.










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Postby cheapthrills » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:40 pm

Hi CZB:

How long have you been doing your chart? :)
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Postby CZB » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:16 pm

cheapthrills wrote:Hi CZB:

How long have you been doing your chart? :)
This is month 463 - month 1 was August 1979, and in between there has been a new chart every month, with only two exceptions:

- November 1987 - when I was too busy studying for a professional qualification

- November 2015 - when I was too seriously ill to do almost anything.

So I have been doing this chart very nearly every month for almost thirty-nine years ! :D
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Postby cheapthrills » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:21 pm

That's so impressive
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Postby Benny » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:17 am

30 29 09 STORY OF A HEART Steps
31 30 11 SCARED OF THE DARK Steps

TOP 40 BREAKERS:

03 [ 06 ] GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Sailor
04 [ 04 ] BACARDI FEELING Kate Yanai
05 [ 05 ] ELLA ELLE L'A France Gall
07 [ 08 ] DREAMS Cranberries
08 [ 09 ] MUSIC John Miles
09 [ 13 ] DESENCHANTEE Mylene Farmer
11 [ 27 ] EVERY TIME Munchener Freiheit
12 [ 12 ] ST. ELMO'S FIRE (MAN IN MOTION) John Parr
14 [ 35 ] THE CARNIVAL IS OVER Seekers
15 [ 40 ] DA DOO RON RON Crystals
22 [ 22 ] I LOVE TO LOVE Tina Charles
23 [ 24 ] LOSING MY RELIGION R.E.M.
24 [ 26 ] THE BEST Tina Turner
25 [ 28 ] ESPECIALLY FOR YOU Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan
26 [ 31 ] I'M ON FIRE - 5,000 Volts
39 [ 00 ] BE MY BABY Ronettes
40 [ 00 ] THEN HE KISSED ME Crystals

So many great classics on the breakers chart! :P
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Postby CZB » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:00 am

Benny wrote:TOP 40 BREAKERS:

So many great classics on the breakers chart! :P
Thanks again, Benny - I think some of these are more likely to make it into the top forty than the more recent releases that are also there !





Now, just one retro monthly chart for April - but the chart of the year 2015 is also on the way, a little later in the month. When I was twenty-one years old, in my first year of the seven I spent in full-time employment, this was the music I was enjoying from the wide range of charts from all around Europe I was tuning into, and from singles released a few years earlier that I had only recently managed to obtain :





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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 81 ---------------------------------- APRIL 1986
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01 12 06 THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush ##
02 02 13 THE LOST OPERA Kimera and the Operaiders with the L.S.O. [Longest Laster]
03 01 04 STARTING TOGETHER Su Pollard
04 04 04 BA-BA-BANKUBERFALL Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung ##
05 05 03 HER FATHER DIDN'T LIKE ME ANYWAY Jim McCann
[New on YouTube] ##
06 08 03 CHAIN REACTION Diana Ross
07 07 04 THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR EASTWOOD Dermot Morgan
08 17 02 MANIC MONDAY Bangles
09 10 02 BROTHER LOUIE Modern Talking ##
10 13 03 WOODY BOOGIE Baltimora

11 03 04 MOSCOW NIGHTS Anya
12 09 05 TOUCH BY TOUCH Joy
13 21 02 WALK OF LIFE Dire Straits
14 14 04 MEDLEY 1985 - Village People
15 15 12 FOR EVERYONE Wind ##
16 16 03 LET'S TAKE YOU BACK TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS Tommies
17 06 05 ONLY LOVE Nana Mouskouri ##
18 20 06 A SONG FOR IRELAND Barleycorn
19 19 03 THE TOWN I LOVED SO WELL Paddy Reilly
20 11 06 CHERI CHERI LADY Modern Talking

21 31 02 GIRLIE GIRLIE Sophie George
22 24 02 DESTINY Jennifer Rush
23 18 03 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Sarah Brightman and Steve Harley
24 42 02 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL Tavares [Rapid Riser]
25 ---- 01 SCARLET RIBBONS The Fureys and Davey Arthur [Strongest Starter] ##
26 22 04 MOLLY MY LOVELY MOLLY Foster and Allen
27 23 07 VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR Buggles
28 44 02 JEANNY Falco
29 ---- 01 WALTZING MARIA - BZN
30 ---- 01 I'M A LOVER Andrea

31 32 04 A SONG FOR IRELAND De Danann
32 28 08 RUN AWAY HOME BZN
33 36 02 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT Sandra
34 34 05 HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO Bonnie Tyler
35 43 02 SO MACHO Sinitta
36 ---- 01 MY SON Brendan Shine
37 25 06 SPANISH EDDIE Laura Branigan
38 27 10 BROOKSIDE THEME Brookside
39 ---- 01 I LOVE MEN Eartha Kitt
40 40 09 TARZAN BOY Baltimora

41 26 09 YOU'RE A WOMAN Bad Boys Blue [Fastest Faller]
42 37 03 PALOMA BLANCA George Baker Selection
43 ---- 01 YOU ARE TEMPTATION Miami
44 29 09 LIVING ON VIDEO Trans X
45 30 05 "HOWARDS' WAY" THEME Simon May [Fastest Faller]
46 33 08 THE SHOW (THEME FROM "CONNIE") Rebecca Storm
47 35 07 (I'LL NEVER BE) MARIA MAGDALENA / PARTY GAMES Sandra ##
48 38 09 BLACKSTAR Georgie Davis
49 39 06 TAKE ON ME A-ha
50 41 09 SANTA LUCIA BY NIGHT George Baker Selection
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Thirteen up, ten non-movers, twenty-one down, six new entries - total hits to date 536
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