Indeed.......and, as Blondie, Jennifer Rush and Coldplay didn't reach my number one until they were on the way down in the UK chart, while Europe and DJ Sammy made it before they were even released here, this is actually the first occasion in nearly thirty years that a track is the UK number one and my number one at the same time!!!irishguy28 wrote:Lady Gaga's swift ascent to Number 1 caught me completely by surprise! Especially when "Just Dance" made absolutely no dent in your chart. I thought "Just Dance" was a more immediate track - but now that "Poker Face" has had time to do its work on me, it's gone from a slow burn to a full-on inferno that's taken me by surprise.
I'm also a bit surprised that your Number 1 is shared with both the US and the UK right now - no offence, but your chart is relatively slow moving and your climbers typically seem to already be past their peak in the UK (those that make the UK charts anyway), and your taste is eclectic enough that you don't normally have a UK Number 1 sitting atop your chart. Further evidence, I think, of the greatness of that particular track.
I'm not really sure what it is about the most recent remix that has convinced me of its merit. Hearing it for many weeks on all of the Belgian Ultratop chart shows must have helped (and it will also begin a few weeks in the Nederlandse Top 40, from this coming Friday!) - but, on checking back, the earlier version had quite a long run in the UK Top 40 at the end of 2000 (and, of course, Ireland got it a year earlier!). So it had plenty of time to make an impact on me way back then, but somehow didn't! Anyway, the 12" arrived today, and the CD single is on the way.......irishguy28 wrote:And while it's good to see Delerium's Silence finally make some impact, shame on you that you didn't get on board 8 years ago! The earlier remixes were far better than those reheats from last year - and that's spoken as a true fan of that particular track.
The only two 2009 entries I've heard so far are those that have featured in the national chart shows I listen to - and I didn't really rate neither of them. Denmark's seems very dull - not significantly different from the most forgettable tracks Ronan Keating has been involved with in the past.......while the lyrics of the Netherlands entry strike me as the sort of thing the UK used to enter - without particular success - in the 80s / early 90s. It's not quite "Half the world is hungry..." - but it's not far off! Just not for me - although I have previously bought some solo singles by most of the trio.irishguy28 wrote:Will Ishtar EVER fall off your chart? A whole year on seems way way too generous to that particular concoction. What do you think of this year's Belgian entry, by the way?
I'm going to try to set aside time in the next few days to listen to all the 2009 entries (if indeed they are all now chosen? I expect they are). I thought about setting aside five, or even ten, places in next month's breakers especially for Eurovision songs - although it will depend on the quality of the new submissions! I recently discovered the Eurovision internet radio station "ESCRadio.com" ( http://www.escradio.com/player/default.asp?bw=hi&pl=wma ) and frequently have this playing in the background. Nothing for 2009 seems to be on their playlist yet - but virtually all the old entries I've enjoyed turn up there from time to time. Including Ishtar, which is still played quite frequently - in fact, that was on earlier today!
Perhaps I should do an extra feature on my favourite Eurovision entries, in the next month or two. But it might be best to wait for Ishtar (and Sebastien Tellier) to drop out. I don't suppose either are likely to remain in my chart much longer - but you never know!