CZB's Chart, May - 2018 (Month 464) and 1990 (Month 129)

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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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Postby Benny » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:19 pm

01 12 06 THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush ##
06 08 03 CHAIN REACTION Diana Ross
08 17 02 MANIC MONDAY Bangles
09 10 02 BROTHER LOUIE Modern Talking ##
13 21 02 WALK OF LIFE Dire Straits
14 14 04 MEDLEY 1985 - Village People
22 24 02 DESTINY Jennifer Rush
27 23 07 VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR Buggles
33 36 02 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT Sandra
34 34 05 HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO Bonnie Tyler
37 25 06 SPANISH EDDIE Laura Branigan
40 40 09 TARZAN BOY Baltimora
47 35 07 (I'LL NEVER BE) MARIA MAGDALENA / PARTY GAMES Sandra ##
49 39 06 TAKE ON ME A-ha

All these are great! :P
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Postby CZB » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:45 pm

Thanks again Benny - and most of those ones are still often played on the radio nowadays, thirty-two years on. I wonder if many rather more current hits will continue to be heard as much in decades ahead . . . . .








Now, it's time to look back on a much less impressive year than 1986, revisiting a twelve-month period from the rather more recent past. 2015 is that year - and the number of tracks I liked and bought reduced considerably from the eighty-six featured from 2014 last month. Just thirty-one 2015 releases reached my monthly top forty . . . nineteen more didn't make it through the breakers . . . and there were only four others that I bought that I didn't regard as quite good enough to list there. So, a total of a mere fifty-four. And here they are !








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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CZB'S TRACKS OF 2015 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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The Greatest Hits Of The Year:

01 01 13 HEADLIGHTS Robin Schulz featuring Ilsey ##
02 01 13 WOLKE 4 Philipp Dittberner and Marv
03 01 16 REALITY Lost Frequencies featuring Janieck Devy ##
04 01 14 DON'T BE SO SHY Imany ##
05 02 13 WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Adele
06 02 12 AIN'T NOBODY Felix Jaehn featuring Jasmine Thompson
07 03 13 WIE SCHoN DU BIST Sarah Connor
08 03 13 ONE CALL AWAY Charlie Puth
09 02 15 FILL MY LIFE UP Marco Z
10 01 15 ECHOES IN RAIN Enya
11 04 12 SO I COULD FIND MY WAY Enya
12 03 13 THIS GIRL Kungs Vs Cookin On 3 Burners
13 05 12 SUGAR Robin Schulz featuring Francesco Yates
14 04 10 I WANT YOU TO KNOW Zedd featuring Selena Gomez
15 08 12 FAST CAR Jonas Blue featuring Dakota

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All other tracks that reached the top forty:

16 05 13 WAITING FOR LOVE Avicii ##
17 11 11 QUEL FILOU Zoe ## xx
18 04 10 BADABOUM Hooverphonic
19 08 13 IMMORTAL Marina and the Diamonds
20 12 10 STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU Electro Velvet ## xx
21 11 11 ANOTHER YOU Armin Van Buuren featuring Mr Probz ##
22 11 11 LOIN D'ICI Zoe ## xx
23 14 12 STRESSED OUT Twenty One Pilots
24 12 11 LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO Ellie Goulding
25 13 09 OPUS Eric Prydz ## xx
26 11 08 SUN IS SHINING Axwell /\ Ingrosso ##
27 09 11 BE THE ONE Dua Lipa
28 13 11 DAS IST DEIN LEBEN Philipp Dittberner
29 14 11 MARVIN GAYE Charlie Puth featuring Meghan Trainor
30 22 11 HEARTBEAT SONG Kelly Clarkson
31 28 07 ONLY YOU Kylie Minogue featuring James Corden

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Near- or not-so-near- misses that appeared in the top forty breakers:

32 61 ---- RIDE Twenty One Pilots
33 72 ---- I'M A RUIN Marina and the Diamonds
34 74 ---- KING Years and Years
35 76 ---- HURT ME Lapsley
36 77 ---- RIVA (RESTART THE GAME) Klingande featuring Broken Back
37 80 ---- GO Chemical Brothers
38 81 ---- BOOK OF LOVE Felix Jaehn featuring Polina
39 83 ---- SHOW ME LOVE Robin Schulz featuring J.U.D.G.E.
40 84 ---- COMING HOME Sigma and Rita Ora
41 84 ---- DEJA VU Giorgio Moroder featuring Sia
42 94 ---- FORGET Marina and the Diamonds
43 95 ---- HOLD MY HAND Jess Glynne
44 95 ---- HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE Calvin Harris and Disciples
45 96 ---- ADORE Jasmine Thompson
46 96 ---- FOR A BETTER DAY Avicii
47 101 -- HUNDRED MILES Yall featuring Gabriela Richardson
48 101 -- LOCKED AWAY R.City featuring Adam Levine xx
49 101 -- ONE THING I SHOULD HAVE DONE John Karayiannis xx
50 104 -- INTOXICATED Martin Solveig and GTA xx

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

BEAUTIFUL 2 Fabiola xx
FORBIDDEN VOICES Martin Garrix xx
KOM TERUG BIJ MIJ Swoop xx
SOLDIERS OF LOVE Lynn Sisters xx

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Postby Benny » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:05 pm

04 01 14 DON'T BE SO SHY Imany ##
06 02 12 AIN'T NOBODY Felix Jaehn featuring Jasmine Thompson
23 14 12 STRESSED OUT Twenty One Pilots
34 74 ---- KING Years and Years

Not a big fan of 2015 but 'King' was fantastic :P
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Postby cheapthrills » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:56 am

Yes, King was my #1 of 2015
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Postby CZB » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:39 am

Thanks, Benny and cheapthrills ! :D

Years And Years had previously gone a bit nearer to my top forty with their feature on "Sunlight" by The Magician, but nothing else of theirs has impressed me since "King".

Such a success in various continental charts, I was surprised that the Imany track did nothing at all in the UK. It managed, however, to spend sixteen weeks in the top 100 in Ireland - but only reached a peak of number 54 there.
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Postby Benny » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:38 pm

CZB wrote:Such a success in various continental charts, I was surprised that the Imany track did nothing at all in the UK. It managed, however, to spend sixteen weeks in the top 100 in Ireland - but only reached a peak of number 54 there.
Yes, that surprised me as well, I was so sure that it would become huge in the UK! :o
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Postby CZB » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:00 pm

Now - he was huge in the UK and elsewhere, especially his Swedish homeland, and Avicii's recent death has had an unprecedented effect on what I've been listening to in the last ten days . . . . .




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CZB'S TOP FORTY ----------------------- Month 464 ---------------------- MAY 2018
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01 08 02 SAN MARCO Rondo Veneziano ##
02 01 05 SI T'ETAIS LA Louane ##
03 06 03 PERFECT Ed Sheeran
04 04 04 BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA P!nk ##
05 05 03 HERE'S TO LOVE Jasper Steverlinck ##
06 02 06 FEEL IT STILL Portugal. The Man ##
07 03 05 KATCHI Ofenbach vs Nick Waterhouse
08 09 11 MüHLE IM SCHWARZWALD Gilde Duo
09 15 04 ARAYA Fatima Yamaha
10 07 04 THE WAY YOU ARE Agnetha Fältskog and Ola Håkansson

11 17 05 FATALITA Raffaella Carra
12 10 05 ALL THAT GLITTERS Earl
13 14 07 PRAYING Kesha
14 ---- 01 HOMESICK Dua Lipa [Highest New Entry] ##
15 21 05 ROCK AND ROLL STAR Champagne
16 11 07 ONE MORE TIME - OMD ##
17 12 08 MORE THAN YOU KNOW Axwell /\ Ingrosso ##
18 13 07 EVERYTHING NOW Arcade Fire
19 18 10 LITTLE HOLLYWOOD Alle Farben and Janieck
20 16 12 CITY LIGHTS Blanche

21 19 10 BE MINE Ofenbach ##
22 22 09 SIGN OF THE TIMES Harry Styles ##
23 23 08 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN Walter Murphy
24 24 06 IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN Agnes Obel
25 25 11 OOPS Little Mix featuring Charlie Puth
26 34 04 ONE FING 'N' ANUVVER Chas and Dave [Rapid Riser]
27 20 11 TONGUE TIED Earl [Fastest Faller] ##
28 26 09 ON MY MIND Disciples
29 27 10 TUESDAY Burak Yeter featuring Danelle Sandoval
30 29 09 BAD THINGS Machine Gun Kelly x Camila Cabello

31 28 13 HEAR ME NOW Alok and Bruno Martini featuring Zeeba ##
32 30 10 STORY OF A HEART Steps
33 31 12 SCARED OF THE DARK Steps
34 33 12 THE LAST FAREWELL Roger Whittaker
35 32 14 GREY Kölsch ##
36 35 11 TRYING TO PRETEND Noemie Wolfs
37 36 14 RATATATAPLAN Raffaella Carra
38 38 14 LOVE ON THE BRAIN Rihanna
39 37 15 THE PUSHBIKE SONG Mixtures [Longest Laster]
40 ---- 01 THE CARNIVAL IS OVER Seekers
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 00 ] ZOUTELANDE Bløf featuring Geike Arnaert [Chartbuster] ##
02 [ 08 ] MUSIC John Miles
03 [ 11 ] EVERY TIME Munchener Freiheit
04 [ 06 ] HELL TO THE LIARS London Grammar
05 [ 09 ] DESENCHANTEE Mylene Farmer
06 [ 10 ] KING KONG E-Rotic
07 [ 13 ] FLIRT Jonathan King
08 [ 15 ] DA DOO RON RON Crystals
09 [ 27 ] NUT ROCKER B Bumble and the Stingers
10 [ 12 ] ST. ELMO'S FIRE (MAN IN MOTION) John Parr

11 [ 28 ] THE PINK PANTHER THEME Henry Mancini
12 [ 00 ] COLLIDE / FADE INTO DARKNESS / PENGUIN (Leona Lewis and) Avicii ##
13 [ 00 ] BROMANCE Tim Berg
14 [ 00 ] LEVELS Avicii
15 [ 21 ] (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU Bryan Adams
16 [ 17 ] WHERE DID YOU GO (SUMMER LOVE) Regi (featuring Alexander)
17 [ 18 ] CRAZY Lost Frequencies and Zonderling
18 [ 20 ] DOES IT MATTER Janieck
19 [ 22 ] I LOVE TO LOVE Tina Charles
20 [ 25 ] ESPECIALLY FOR YOU Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan

21 [ 29 ] DOMINIQUE The Singing Nun
22 [ 30 ] LIVE IN TROUBLE Barron Knights
23 [ 00 ] JE VEUX TES YEUX Angèle
24 [ 37 ] THEME FROM "Z CARS" Johnny Keating
25 [ 00 ] LAST DANCE Avicii
26 [ 00 ] HEY BROTHER Avicii
27 [ 00 ] I COULD BE THE ONE Avicii vs Nicky Romero ##
28 [ 00 ] ADDICTED TO YOU Avicii
29 [ 00 ] WAKE ME UP Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc ##
30 [ 33 ] JE T'AIME (MOI NON PLUS) Sven Vath with Miss Kittin

31 [ 38 ] PEPYS' DIARY Benny Hill
32 [ 00 ] WAITING FOR LOVE Avicii ##
33 [ 00 ] BLESSED Tom Hangs and Shermanology
34 [ 00 ] SILHOUETTES Avicii
35 [ 39 ] BE MY BABY Ronettes
36 [ 40 ] THEN HE KISSED ME Crystals
37 [ 00 ] YOU MAKE ME Avicii
38 [ 00 ] FOR A BETTER DAY Avicii
39 [ 00 ] THE NIGHTS Avicii
40 [ 00 ] WITHOUT YOU Avicii featuring Sandro Cavazza
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Number one six years ago: NOVA ZEMBLA Wiegel, Meirmans, Snitker
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Number one sixteen years ago: MOI....LOLITA Alizee
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Number one twenty-six years ago: CENTENNIAL Tol and Tol
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It is unusual, but not completely unprecedented, for singles to reach number one in my top forty more than a decade after their original release. Vicky Leandros was the first to achieve this, as her 1972 Eurovision winner “Apres Toi” became my number one in April 1983. Then, in December 1994, Luv’ went to the top with “Ooh Yes I Do” from 1979. Kimera had her second and third number ones with “Opera Express” and “Marching Forever” in 1995 and 1996, just over ten years after they were recorded - and in February 1997, Arabesque topped the chart with their 1981 single “In For A Penny”. Four months later, the new number one was “Minuetto Allegretto” by the Wombles – twenty-three years after it was first released ! BZN couldn’t quite match that delay with their 1990 album track “Goodbye” - which was released as their final single seventeen years later, and entered my top forty at number one in June 2007 – but my new, and 232nd, number one sets a new record for the track that took the longest to reach the top. Thirty-eight years on from its first release in 1980, my new number one was March’s Chartbuster and April’s highest (indeed, only) new entry. Climbing seven places to pole position is the Italian chamber orchestra Rondo Veneziano, with “San Marco”. That’s one of just eight climbers this month – and three more of the biggest are also back-catalogue tracks. Raffaella Carra and Champagne move up six places each to 11 and 15 with “Fatalita” and “Rock And Roll Star” respectively, while the Rapid Riser comes from Chas and Dave. “One Fing ‘N’ Anuvver” ascends eight places to number 26. Still climbing in their eleventh appearance, from nine to eight, are the Gilde Duo with “Muhle Im Schwarzwald” – and Kesha moves back up one spot to 13 with “Praying”. Meanwhile, Fatima Yahama reaches the top ten with “Araya”, up six places to number nine – and Ed Sheeran could be a challenger for next month’s number one. His massive sales and streaming success “Perfect” rises from six to three. Another challenger might be the second success for Dua Lipa – last month’s Chartbuster “Homesick” is the higher by far of two brand new entries. It arrives at number 14, while the Seekers sneak in at number forty with “The Carnival Is Over”. Their time in the top forty is over for Kraftwerk’s “Autobahn” and Brotherhood Of Man’s “Oh Boy” – but another very old song remains the longest laster for the Mixtures. “The Pushbike Song” falls two places to number 39, in its fifteenth month. Twenty-two other hits are on the way down this time – the fastest faller is the former number one from Earl, “Tongue Tied”, which dives seven places to number 27 – and there are seven non-movers.

One of the most successful hit-makers ever in my chart – even though all of his breakers were in the present decade – was Avicii. Tim Bergling, born in Stockholm, Sweden on 8th September 1989 went on to become one of the world’s most famous DJs and record producers – but had various health problems and difficulties coping with the pressures of his career. Following his death this month at the age of twenty-eight, his family issued a statement suggesting that he may have committed suicide: “He really fought a battle with thoughts about the meaning of life and happiness. Now he could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace." All fifteen of his previous breakers return – including the very first one, “Bromance” (credited to “Tim Berg”) and “Blessed” (by “Tom Hangs featuring Shermanology”). Several of the others were downloaded, streamed and purchased millions of times – including “Hey Brother”, “Levels” and “Wake Me Up”, which are among those currently making the most impressive re-entries in official charts around the world. All five mentioned so far reached my top five – as did “Addicted To You”, “I Could Be The One”, “Last Dance”, “Waiting For Love” and the number one “Collide / Fade Into Darkness / Penguin”. “Silhouettes” peaked at number 17, while “For A Better Day”, “The Nights”, “Without You” and “You Make Me” didn’t reach the top forty – but may yet do so. Meanwhile, there are just two brand new breakers this month, neither of them sung in English. Twenty-two-year-old Belgian singer and pianist Angèle Van Laeken is doing well in the charts of her homeland with “Je Veux Tes Yeux” – but the new Chartbuster, guaranteed to enter my top forty next time, is a collaboration between a Dutch group and a Belgian vocalist. Although it has not yet travelled elsewhere, it seems quite likely that it will be one of the most successful hits of this year in both Holland and Belgium, having spent ten weeks at number one in the former and six weeks at number one in the latter. My Record of the Month for May 2018 is Bløf featuring Geike Arnaert, and “Zoutelande”.




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Postby Benny » Tue May 01, 2018 8:24 am

03 06 03 PERFECT Ed Sheeran
32 30 10 STORY OF A HEART Steps
33 31 12 SCARED OF THE DARK Steps

TOP 40 BREAKERS:

02 [ 08 ] MUSIC John Miles
05 [ 09 ] DESENCHANTEE Mylene Farmer
08 [ 15 ] DA DOO RON RON Crystals
10 [ 12 ] ST. ELMO'S FIRE (MAN IN MOTION) John Parr
12 [ 00 ] COLLIDE / FADE INTO DARKNESS / PENGUIN (Leona Lewis and) Avicii ##
14 [ 00 ] LEVELS Avicii
19 [ 22 ] I LOVE TO LOVE Tina Charles
20 [ 25 ] ESPECIALLY FOR YOU Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan
25 [ 00 ] LAST DANCE Avicii
26 [ 00 ] HEY BROTHER Avicii
29 [ 00 ] WAKE ME UP Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc ##
35 [ 39 ] BE MY BABY Ronettes

I like all these! :P
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Postby heppolo » Tue May 01, 2018 12:30 pm

01 08 02 SAN MARCO Rondo Veneziano

Oh, I remember this, it's now used so often in various ceremonies or official public meetings.
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Postby cheapthrills » Tue May 01, 2018 12:55 pm

What caused the resurgence for your #1?

What's the difference between breakers and your top 40?

I am very saddened by Avicii's death as well. I have been enjoy listening to his songs.
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Postby CZB » Wed May 02, 2018 9:51 am

Thanks for the comments ! :D

Benny wrote:03 06 03 PERFECT Ed Sheeran
While you and many other forum members have been charting his songs for quite some time, I didn't think he would ever come up with anything that impressed me - until this one ! It has really been growing on me in recent weeks/months. If it goes on to reach number one, it would be only the tenth UK chart-topper to get there on my chart too in nearly forty years . . . . .

heppolo wrote:01 08 02 SAN MARCO Rondo Veneziano

Oh, I remember this, it's now used so often in various ceremonies or official public meetings.
Interesting - I didn't know that . . . . .

cheapthrills wrote:What caused the resurgence for your #1?
. . . . . indeed, I wasn't aware of it at all until I discovered it quite by chance a couple of months ago, and felt that it was so much better than what I was hearing in the various current charts around Europe !

cheapthrills wrote:What's the difference between breakers and your top 40?
The top 40 is the main chart, and the breakers are the tracks that could be on the way there in the months ahead - the forty highest new arrivals, climbers or non-movers between 41 and 125. As soon as anything in that range moves down, it's excluded from the breakers. This is based pretty much on the Dutch "Tipparade" or the Belgian "Ultratip".

Benny wrote:12 [ 00 ] COLLIDE / FADE INTO DARKNESS / PENGUIN (Leona Lewis and) Avicii ##
14 [ 00 ] LEVELS Avicii
25 [ 00 ] LAST DANCE Avicii
26 [ 00 ] HEY BROTHER Avicii
29 [ 00 ] WAKE ME UP Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc ##
I like all these! :P
cheapthrills wrote:I am very saddened by Avicii's death as well. I have been enjoy listening to his songs.
And the same seems to be true for many others buying and streaming music across the continent. Although the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK have chart rules preventing too many back catalogue re-entries - in the Netherlands, only the one most popular release in the chart week following the death is allowed to re-enter ("Wake Me Up") . . . . . in Belgium, no release more than two years old is allowed into the official chart . . . . . and in the UK, no more than three simultaneous hits are allowed for the same lead artist - his songs are certainly dominating the others. Six of the top forty in Denmark, nine of the top 100 in Switzerland, fourteen of the top 100 in Ireland, seven of the top 100 in Germany, seven of the top 100 in Italy - and I expect similar results elsewhere too.
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Postby CZB » Tue May 08, 2018 1:00 pm

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Now, the first retro monthly chart for May - and, thirty-five years ago, I was eighteen years old and had just recently begun to listen regularly to the Dutch chart shows on Hilversum-3. As I was hearing so many great new tracks there, I decided to extend my chart from a top forty to a top fifty. This was, therefore, the longest chart to date - containing the singles I was enjoying all the way back in May 1983 . . . . .





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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 46 ---------------------------------- MAY 1983
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01 01 03 APRES TOI / COME WHAT MAY Vicky Leandros
02 03 03 JUST AN ILLUSION BZN
03 05 05 PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ Taco
04 08 05 ANNA (LET ME IN, LET ME OUT) Trio
05 10 03 WAVES Blancmange
06 11 06 A SONG OF LOVE Nicole
07 25 02 WE ARE DETECTIVE The Thompson Twins [Rapid Riser]
08 02 03 DAME UN BESO Raffaella Carra ##
09 07 05 WORDS F.R. David
10 17 02 SING ME A SONG Bernadette

11 18 02 DO-RE-MI Jahn Teigan and Anita Skorgan
12 16 02 BREAKAWAY Tracey Ullman
13 ---- 01 HOCUS POCUS Vanessa [Strongest Starter] ##
14 06 04 MAGGIE Foster and Allen ##
15 14 09 THIOS CHOIS NA TRA DOMH Clannad
16 04 03 MIDNIGHT BLUE Midnight Blue featuring Louise Tucker
17 13 02 MIDNIGHT BLUE Piet Knarren ##
18 23 02 LOVE ISN'T LOVE Carola
19 ---- 01 MAGGIE De Danann
20 12 10 IT'S GONNA BE A LONG NIGHT The Kids From "Fame" featuring Lori Singer

21 21 16 A BUNCH OF THYME Foster and Allen ##
22 20 03 ICH HAB' DICH DOCH LIEB Nicole and Trio
23 30 02 AMICALEMENT VOTRE Lio
24 ---- 01 THE LAST FILM Kissing the Pink
25 ---- 01 (FAREWELL) NOW IS THE HOUR The Fureys and Davey Arthur
26 Re 32 ONE DAY AT A TIME Gloria
27 22 09 BUTTERFLY Nicole
28 15 04 MY OLD COUNTRY HOME Brendan Shine
29 19 03 BUFFALO BILL'S LAST SCRATCH Barron Knights
30 09 05 WISH I COULD WRITE A LOVE SONG Chas and Dave [Fastest Faller] ##

31 24 06 A WINTER'S TALE David Essex
32 26 04 LOVERS OF A KIND Pussycat
33 Re 10 THE STAR SPANGLED MOLLY (MY IRISH MOLLY-O) De Danann
34 28 04 THE TUNNEL OF LOVE Fun Boy Three
35 29 07 SAVE YOUR LOVE Renee and Renato
36 ---- 01 PAL OF MY CRADLE DAYS Gloria
37 ---- 01 LIMERICK YOU'RE A LADY Dennis Allen
38 27 07 UPSIDE DOWN Vanessa ##
39 Re 12 WHEN YOU WERE SWEET SIXTEEN The Fureys and Davey Arthur
40 Re 09 OLD FLAMES Foster and Allen

41 ---- 01 JULIET Robin Gibb
42 Re 05 I FEEL LOVE COMING ON Dana
43 ---- 01 SI BELLE ET INUTILE Lio
44 33 33 DO IT DO IT AGAIN Raffaella Carra [Longest Laster] ##
45 32 08 HARD TO SAY I'M SORRY Chicago
46 34 10 JOHN WAYNE IS BIG LEGGY Haysi Fantayzee
47 37 13 A LITTLE PEACE / EIN BISSCHEN FRIEDEN Nicole ##
48 31 04 GENETIC ENGINEERING Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
49 ---- 01 CHEEK TO CHEEK (HEAVEN) Taco
50 36 02 ADIOS AMIGO Raffaella Carra
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Eleven up, two non-movers, twenty-three down, five re-entries, nine new - total to date 261
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Postby Benny » Tue May 08, 2018 5:07 pm

03 05 05 PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ Taco
09 07 05 WORDS F.R. David
35 29 07 SAVE YOUR LOVE Renee and Renato
41 ---- 01 JULIET Robin Gibb
45 32 08 HARD TO SAY I'M SORRY Chicago

What a shame that 'Juliet' flopped in the UK, at least it was big in Germany
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Postby CZB » Wed May 16, 2018 4:00 pm

Thanks again, Benny - it was indeed, and even though both "Juliet" and "Puttin' On The Ritz" were featured on "Top Of The Pops" in the UK as part of brief features on the Europarade, Taco's biggest success did even less here. As part of a double single with "Singin' In The Rain", it only spent one week in the UK top 100, at number 98 . . . . .






Now, it's time to look back on another much less impressive year than 1983, revisiting a twelve-month period from the very recent past. A month ago, I was only able to list fifty-four worthy tracks from 2015 - and the decline has just continued, with only forty-four from 2016. That includes ten tracks that appeared in the breakers but didn't go on into the top forty, and three others that I didn't even rate highly enough to list in the breakers - while there were exactly the same number of top forty hits from 2016 as there were in 2015, thirty-one. It's bizarre now to think that, in several of the 1980's years, there were almost a hundred singles charting ! Anyway, ten of those hits are still in my current top forty - so, unfortunately, this is not a finalised 2016 ranking yet. However, "Katchi" by Ofenbach is probably the only one likely to rise significantly from the position it currently occupies. All of the others are in the bottom half of May's chart, and are unlikely to add many more points before dropping out, even though the slow rate of movement at the moment may mean that it takes a while for them all to disappear. I will post an updated list for 2016 at some point after this has happened - but, for now, this is the way that depressingly poor year for music looks for me . . . . .







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The Greatest Hits Of The Year:

01 02 14 EVERYTHING IT TAKES Loretta Lynn featuring Elvis Costello ##
02 01 11 BEAUTIFUL LIFE Lost Frequencies featuring Sandro Cavazza
03 01 13 HEAR ME NOW Alok and Bruno Martini featuring Zeeba ## ++
04 02 12 PLEASE TELL ROSIE Alle Farben featuring Younotus
05 05 14 YOU Hooverphonic ##
06 01 14 GREY Kölsch ## ++
07 02 14 LOVE ON THE BRAIN Rihanna ++
08 02 10 BE MINE Ofenbach ## ++
09 01 11 IN THIS GAME Fritz Kalkbrenner ##
10 02 12 LE LAC Julien Dore ##
11 04 11 BAD IDEAS Alle Farben
12 04 12 RUN AWAY TOGETHER Anouk ##
13 08 12 DRIVE ALL NIGHT Anna Känzig
14 10 11 OOPS Little Mix featuring Charlie Puth ++
15 05 11 TRYING TO PRETEND Noemie Wolfs ++

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All other tracks that reached the top forty:

16 06 10 TUESDAY Burak Yeter featuring Danelle Sandoval ++
17 03 09 BAD THINGS Machine Gun Kelly x Camila Cabello ++
18 12 13 BURNING Noemie Wolfs
19 03 05 KATCHI Ofenbach vs Nick Waterhouse ++
20 11 10 SING ME TO SLEEP Alan Walker ##
21 11 10 TEARS Clean Bandit featuring Louisa Johnson ## xx
22 11 10 ALONE Alan Walker ##
23 15 11 I LIKE THE WAY I DANCE Hooverphonic
24 16 10 PLAY THAT SONG Train
25 15 09 CAN'T STOP THE FEELING Justin Timberlake
26 13 06 THE OCEAN Mike Perry featuring Shy Martin ##
27 16 06 IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN Agnes Obel ++
28 22 08 LITTLE MOON RISES Stan Van Samang featuring Sarah Bettens
29 27 09 DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME Frances
30 23 07 HIDING IN A SONG Hooverphonic
31 32 05 THE LITTLE SWALLOW Katie Melua

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Near- or not-so-near- misses that appeared in the top forty breakers:

32 60 ---- WHAT IS LOVE 2016 - Lost Frequencies
33 67 ---- MILLION REASONS Lady GaGa
34 68 ---- ON HOLD - XX
35 79 ---- ALL OR NOTHING Lost Frequencies featuring Axel Ehnstrom
36 87 ---- GROW Frances
37 95 ---- COCOON Milky Chance
38 99 ---- BONNIE AND CLYDE Anna Känzig
39 101 -- PLACES Martin Solveig featuring Ina Wroldsen xx
40 102 -- IF I WERE SORRY Frans xx
41 102 -- PERFECT STRANGERS Jonas Blue featuring JP Cooper xx

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

42 ---- --- ROCKABYE Clean Bandit featuring Anne-Marie xx
43 ---- --- UNTIL THE END Henri PFR featuring Raphaella xx
44 ---- --- IN THE NAME OF LOVE Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha xx

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xx - CD-only, unreleased on vinyl

## - Former Chartbuster

++ - Still in current monthly top forty
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Postby Benny » Wed May 16, 2018 5:36 pm

CZB wrote:Thanks again, Benny - it was indeed, and even though both "Juliet" and "Puttin' On The Ritz" were featured on "Top Of The Pops" in the UK as part of brief features on the Europarade, Taco's biggest success did even less here. As part of a double single with "Singin' In The Rain", it only spent one week in the UK top 100, at number 98 . . . . .
I had no idea that 'Puttin' On The Ritz' flopped in the UK as well! :o But it was a hit in the US, in contrast to 'Juliet'.

2016 was one of my least favourite years ever in music. 'Rockabye' is by far the best song for me from your chart. :P
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Postby CZB » Wed May 23, 2018 11:00 am

Thanks again, Benny - I felt "Rockabye" was somewhat better without Sean Paul rather than with him - but only one radio station that I regularly listened to agreed with me, as they always played the version with only Anne-Marie instead of the one everybody else was clearly preferring ! Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, the no-rap version hasn't been made available either on a single or on any compilation album . . . . . :cry:







Now, all the way back to a month in which there were an impressive eleven new entries - following a more enjoyable Eurovision Song Contest than those of most recent years. Twenty-eight years ago, I was twenty-five, and about to be sent to work in London for six months - and this was the music I was listening to in May 1990 :








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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 129 ---------------------------------- MAY 1990
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01 01 03 LITTLE SISTER LEAVING TOWN Tanita Tikaram
02 04 03 JUST FOR YOU Vicky Brown
03 02 03 BIRDHOUSE IN YOUR SOUL They Might Be Giants ##
04 08 03 YES SIR, I CAN BOOGIE Baccara
05 06 03 INFINITY (1990'S TIME FOR THE GURU) Guru Josh
06 ---- 01 BANDIDO Azucar Moreno [Strongest Starter] ##
07 03 04 MIRRORS Sally Oldfield
08 05 03 NUTCRACKER Berdien Stenberg
09 09 04 UN ESTATE ITALIANA Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini
10 36 07 LAZY BUMS/BUMPER'S SONG (SHIR HABATLANIM) Lazy Bums [Rapid Riser]

11 22 02 DON'T COME THE COWBOY WITH ME, SONNY JIM! Kirsty MacColl
12 17 03 MIXED UP CLASSICS Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
13 20 02 BEAN BAG Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass ##
14 ---- 01 WHAT'S A WOMAN? Vaya Con Dios
15 11 04 JILTED JOHN Jilted John
16 07 05 ADIEU SWEET BAHNHOF Nits
17 10 04 NOTHING EVER HAPPENS Del Amitri ##
18 18 04 NOTHING COMPARES 2 U Sinead O'Connor
19 12 05 I'LL SAIL THIS SHIP ALONE Beautiful South
20 16 06 DEAR JESSIE Madonna

21 ---- 01 A SONG GOES OUT AROUND THE WORLD Egon Egemann
22 30 03 BLUE SAVANNAH Erasure
23 38 02 Y'A PAS QUE LES GRANDS QUI REVENT Melody
24 13 04 LILY WAS HERE David A. Stewart featuring Candy Dulfer
25 15 08 VERLORENES PARADIES / VERLOREN ZIJN WE NIET Vicky Leandros
26 14 06 THE TWO OF US Earth and Fire [Fastest Faller]
27 21 05 ELENI Tol and Tol ##
28 24 08 JOHNNY (NUR NOCH EINEN TAG) Nicole
29 19 11 JE T'AIME (MOI NON PLUS) Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg [Longest Laster]
30 23 07 I CAN'T GET NO EDELWEISS Edelweiss ##

31 ---- 01 MELODIE D'AMOUR Kaoma
32 25 08 ZWIET ZWIET HONNIEBEE Tineke Schouten
33 32 07 MERRY WE WILL BE / LA PULCE D'AQUA Angelo Branduardi
34 37 02 IK ZIE 'N PILS De Havenzangers
35 35 04 WE ALMOST GOT IT TOGETHER Tanita Tikaram
36 ---- 01 BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW Kylie Minogue
37 27 07 YOU ARE MY HERO Anny Schilder
38 28 06 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS Band Aid II
39 31 08 LAMBADA Kaoma ##
40 ---- 01 SOMEWHERE IN EUROPE Liam Reilly

41 43 03 WEST END GIRLS Pet Shop Boys
42 ---- 01 TAUSEND MAL DU Munchener Freiheit
43 49 02 HITCHIN' A RIDE Sinitta
44 ---- 01 STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER Candy Flip
45 34 10 LOSING MY MIND Liza Minelli
46 41 03 TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler
47 ---- 01 DING DONG Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung
48 50 02 DAAR GAAT ZE Clouseau
49 ---- 01 SLA JE ARM OM ME HEEN Bonnie St Claire
50 ---- 01 HELP ME - BZN
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And my highest new entry of the month was, as many may remember, the subject of one of the funniest "something's gone very wrong" moments in over sixty years of the Eurovision Song Contest :

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Postby cheapthrills » Wed May 23, 2018 3:06 pm

Oh dear, what happened? It sounds like the music wasn't correct the first time?

The music is very good, but the vocals are iffy. With better vocals, that would have been fire. :)
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Postby Benny » Wed May 23, 2018 5:15 pm

14 ---- 01 WHAT'S A WOMAN? Vaya Con Dios
17 10 04 NOTHING EVER HAPPENS Del Amitri ##
20 16 06 DEAR JESSIE Madonna
22 30 03 BLUE SAVANNAH Erasure
36 ---- 01 BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW Kylie Minogue
39 31 08 LAMBADA Kaoma ##
41 43 03 WEST END GIRLS Pet Shop Boys
46 41 03 TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler

Great to see Del Amitri, sadly they are quite forgotten nowadays! Did they have other entries on your chart?
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Postby CZB » Fri May 25, 2018 7:46 am

Thanks again for the comments, Benny and cheapthrills . . . . .

Benny wrote:Great to see Del Amitri, sadly they are quite forgotten nowadays! Did they have other entries on your chart?
I was just thinking that all of their UK hits were probably in the previous century - but, checking just now, I see that the last one was in 2002. Eighteen in total there, but three of them didn't reach the top forty. And "Nothing Ever Happens" was the biggest - but the only one that entered my chart!

cheapthrills wrote:Oh dear, what happened? It sounds like the music wasn't correct the first time?

The music is very good, but the vocals are iffy. With better vocals, that would have been fire. :)
Probably not surprisingly, the vocals are better on the studio version released on the single! I think what happened was that the singers couldn't hear the backing track starting - and either weren't sure of the right point to begin singing, or realised that they weren't in the correct position in their stage routine when that moment came. But I believe another of the strengths of that song was its enormous instrumental intro - a full quarter of its length, forty-five seconds. Apparently no other Eurovision entry prior to this one had done this - although since then that record has been broken by the Slovenia song from 2009. Theirs had no singing at all for more than the first sixty seconds:

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