For me, it was maybe scarier that some of the people featured in the programme eventually came to resemble their puppet more and more!crazycrazy wrote: I used to find Spitting Image really scary.
Sheeba have the lowest of fifteen Eurovision entries in the top 400 (including three winners) - but none of the others were from Ireland.Lucky77 wrote:Good result for "Horoscopes"
Ireland had some very good Eurovision songs in both the best ESC decades (70s and 80s)
I had forgotten that this only just made the top twenty in the UK - the last of her hits to do so! Just three more followed into the bottom half of the UK top forty - and one of those, "Taking Chances", was not even played in the Radio One chart show when it was a new entry. That was not long after the dire combination of Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates took over, and I gave up listening "live" after almost three decades.Benny wrote:334 09 12 2001 08 I'M ALIVE Celine Dion
"I'm Alive" is quite underrated, it's one of the few singles by Celine Dion that peaked higher in Germany (# 4) than in the UK (# 17).
It's Cyndi Lauper's only entry in the top 400, although "She Bop" isn't too far away, at 715. Just nine places below that is a dance remake of "Time After Time", by Novaspace - and another. more traditional, version of the same song also briefly entered my chart for Everything But The Girl. That's way, way down at 2283 !JSparksFan wrote:"Time After Time" is a classic...
Both of these Swedish acts also had a hit very close to the top 400 - one of Ace of Base's number ones from my chart, "Never Gonna Say Im Sorry", is at 401, while under another alias, Tim Berg, Avicii is at 413 with "Bromance". "Levels" is his highest entry - but Ace of Base will be back a few more times, starting tomorrow.....Tiger wrote:345 01 09 1993 08 LIVING IN DANGER Ace of Base
350 03 09 2011 08 LEVELS Avicii
Wikipedia says the seventh - I think this must be counting "Waiting For Magic", which was only a single in Scandinavia? But "Living In Danger" was certainly one of the later ones - there were a few different versions of the "Happy Nation" album, and I'm fairly sure that track wasn't on the LP I got in the UK.....potojr wrote:345 01 09 1993 08 LIVING IN DANGER Ace of Base
Very underrated, this was like the 6th single off their debut album, wasn't it?
Not quite / not at all !potojr wrote:367 04 10 2004 13 DESPRE TINE O-Zone
Had to endure this for a whole summer, was massive in my country of birth. I presume the bigger one is still to come?
342 11 10 1983 22 TURALURALURALU (ICH MACH BUBU.....) Trio
I like Trio. Is the big one higher up?
I love all these 3 songs, but Maxi's solo "Do I Dream" is the one from my Irish favourites.CZB wrote:Sheeba have the lowest of fifteen Eurovision entries in the top 400 (including three winners) - but none of the others were from Ireland.
Johnny Logan's "What's Another Year", Liam Reilly with "Somewhere In Europe" and Luv-Bug "You Can Count On Me" are my other favourite Irish entries - but they're all some distance away from the top 400
I had the feeling that those would be the ones that almost everyone would highlight from this section!NothingFails wrote:Yay for Gotye, OMD and Little Boots
Tiger wrote:320 03 11 1987 18 ELLA, ELLE L'A France Gall
France Gall's Eurovision winner from 1965 is at 3871 - but she's one of many acts who have taken part in the contest over the years that feature here with quite different songs! Another from this section was, of course, Matia Bazar.and Lucky77 wrote:I like early France Gall songs [1963-1966], maybe also something from 70s [for simple "Musique"], but not her songs from 80s.
It's a UK hit cover version of the Michael Jackson song. His version is at 3731.....while yet another recording of it is at 4340. That's by none other than a very, very young Silvy Melody!potojr wrote:323 06 09 1985 15 BEN Marti Webb
I am committed to check all your links, I presume this is the MJ song about a rat?
potojr wrote:331 04 11 2002 07 DESENCHANTEE Kate Ryan
329 02 10 2000 16 TURN THE TIDE Sylver [ "Liquid featuring Silvy" ]
Excellent, but I do prefer the Mylene Farmer original of Desenchantee
Mylene Farmer's original only makes it to 3822 - and there's also a cover version of "Turn The Tide" right down at 3063 for Manian featuring Aila.Benny wrote: I also love both Kate Ryan's "Désenchantée" (more than the original version by Mylène Farmer) and Sylver's "Turn The Tide".
Absolutely - not surprisingly, it will be the highest of seven tracks in the top 400 from the fabulous female flautist. And she has five more lower down in the top 1000!potojr wrote:321 04 09 1983 19 MERRY WE WILL BE Berdien Stenberg
I imagine Rondo Russo will be even higher...
That's another of just the nine tracks in the top 200 that weren't released on vinyl. Much bigger in continental Europe, it sneaked into the UK top 40 when used in an advertising campaign.Haribo wrote:"New Soul" is nice.
And it reached the top twenty in the UK! I was also impressed with a couple of their follow-ups: "The Art Of Driving" ( 1236 ) and "These Are The Things" ( 1371 ). Plus a solo single by their singer Sarah Nixey, "When I'm Here With You" / "Ici Avec Toi" ( 646 ).Lucky77 wrote:One nice surprise here: Black Box Recorder
"The Facts Of Life" was # 2 in my personal weekly charts.
The Belgian singer has had eleven top twenty hits in my chart during the past ten years - this being the highest ranking. "Desenchantee" was the only other one to make the top 400, but all of the others are less than a thousand places away! The next nearest were "Voyage Voyage" ( 433 ), "Only If I" ( 445 ), "Alive" ( 563 ) and "La Promesse / The Promise You Made" ( 600 ).Tiger wrote:301 01 10 2008 07 ELLA, ELLE L'A Kate Ryan
That's one of six number ones in my chart from Ace Of Base - but three of them didn't make it into the top 400. My two particular favourites from them appear later on - just two places apart!Benny wrote:"The Sign" is my favourite one this time.
The main driving force behind this hit also had six number ones in my chart - this being one of two credited to "Tokyo Ghetto Pussy", the other four being "Jam And Spoon Featuring Plavka". Their most well-known success is the one that is still to come.....potojr wrote:307 01 07 1996 05 TO ANOTHER GALAXY Tokyo Ghetto Pussy
Surely one of the coolest band names ever. NH this but liked Everybody On The Floor.
No, they're both on the way as well! But not quite yet.....potojr wrote:298 11 13 2001 07 I'M IN HEAVEN (WHEN YOU KISS ME) ATC
Pretty average, do you prefer it to their two big(ger) hits?
No - although in the pre-internet days I once made a shopping trip over there to buy quite a few Dutch records that were impossible to get in the UK!Lucky77 wrote:Hepie en Hepie
Are you from the Netherlands or you only like old Dutch music so much?
Another single is now being promoted - as "Suits You Well" surprisingly wasn't a sales success for her in Belgium. However, its debut at number 15 in my top forty this month places it at 2142 in the all-time list - and, of course, it will move up in the months ahead!Blondini wrote:That Kato song is great!
They all missed the top 400 - I have "Encore Une Fois" at 2374, "Stay" at 1552, "Adelante" at 1715, "Ecuador" at 1799 and "Mysterious Times" at 473. But "La Primavera" is the first of three others reaching the top ten in the UK that I liked even more!potojr wrote:287 01 13 1998 04 LA PRIMAVERA Sash!
Loved every one of his #2s.
Their bigger hits are - well, nowhere, really. This one - a minor hit in Holland - is the highest of only four tracks I've liked from them. The others are "Why Worry" (460), "Walk Of Life" (827) and "So Far Away" (2379).potojr wrote:282 02 08 1991 11 TICKET TO HEAVEN Dire Straits
Would have never had you down as a DS fan, is it an one-off or are their bigger hits on the way?
I thought it had only been (slightly) popular in France (peaking at 22 there).....but I have just this moment noticed that www.ultratop.be has added top fifty charts from years prior to when the Ultratop began - with the Carioca track debuting in this one at 42 ( and something very, very much better coming in at 35 ! ), then climbing to a number 40 peak the following week. I will have to explore that new archive more thoroughly in the new year.....a very quick comparison suggests that these are charts not related to the BRT top 30. Interesting!Benny wrote:Never heard that Carioca version of "Lambada".
Hopefully there may be more you know in tonight's new segment, coming up right now. It's another in which there is more from the current century than from the previous one.....JSparksFan wrote:"Somebody That I Used To Know" is the only song I'm familiar with in it's batch