Number 1 singles worldwide

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Postby Walter » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:19 pm

Hello everyone,

My name is Walter and I am from the Netherlands. I'm doing research on number one singles worldwide and I am glad I discovered this forum.
My goal is to write a book about number one singles. I want to featture as many countries as possible in it. Currently I have data from about 75 countries and counting, but most countries only the last few years. It is not difficult to find data from US, Canada, most countries in Western, Northern and Southern Europe, Australia, Japan and New Zealand. However, it becomes more difficult for other parts of the world. Off course I understand that not every country has a singles chart or has had a chart in the past. But I think there must be more information than I found myself online.

An example: it has been said that the song "No limit" by Dutch house group 2 unlimited (1993) has peaked at #1 in more than 35 countries. I only found 14 of them (being UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Israel).

I speak Dutch, English, German and a little bit Spanish and French. If you have any data about number one singles in your country, please contact me, I would be very thankful.
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Postby zeus555 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:15 am

Walter -- You may find this Global Singles Chart Site of use. It is run by a French fellow called Eric.

Just Click-On any Artists name on the right hand side of the Site and you will see all of their Global Hit Singles
shown. Eric gives Data on their No.1 Hits, Top 5 Hits, Top 10 Hits and so on.

On this Page he shows the World's biggest Singles Acts - based on Points for each No.1 they had across the
World. (The Site would be even better if Eric showed how long each Act actually spent at No.1 in each Country
and Globally. Perhaps he will show that Data one day).

LINK -- (To his Biggest Global Singles Acts Page):

http://artisteschartsventes.blogspot.co ... tists.html

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Postby Walter » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:32 pm

Thank you for sharing!
Didn't know this site yet.
Although it focusses on charts in "easy" countries, it certainly can give me some more data than I had before.
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Postby allansmith » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:27 pm

Hi Walter

Sounds good to me.

What particular countries are you looking for ?

I have many websites I use,

allan_smith@hotmail.com
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Postby Walter » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:25 pm

Hi Allan,

Thank you for your message.

Currently I have collected the following data:


Major English speaking countries


U.S.A. 1900-1904 1936-2018
Canada 1957-2018
Australia 1940-2018
New Zealand 1960-1964 1966-2018
U.K. 1952-2018
Ireland 1962-2018

Western Europe

France 1955-2018
Luxembourg 2009-2012 some data of 2016 and 2017
Belgium 1954-2018
Netherlands 1957-2018
Germany 1954-2018
Switzerland 1968-2018
Austria 1964-2018

Northern Europe

Denmark 1963-1964 1966-1969 1973-1984 1990-2018
Sweden 1975-2018
Finland 1951-2018
Norway 1958-2018
Iceland 1980-1989 1992-2001 2004-2018

Southern Europe


Portugal 1980-1987 1990-1994 2000-2018
Spain 1959-2018
Italy 1958-2018
San Marino very few data from 2016 and 2017
Malta few data from 2016-2017
Greece 1980-1993 1998-2018
Israel 1969-1997 and few data from 2016 and 2017

Eastern Europe


Estonia 2006-2018
Latvia 1994-2013 2016-2018
Lithuania 1992, 2013-2018
Belarus 2016-2017 with some gaps
Russia 2004-2018
Ukraine 2004-2005 2008-2018
Poland 1982-2018
Czech Republic 1996-1997, 2002-2018
Slovakia 2006-2018
Hungary 1995-2018
Romania 2000-2018
Moldova 2016 and 2017 partly
Bulgaria 2007-2018
Serbia 2009-2018
Croatia few data from 2015, 2017-2018
Slovenia 2013-2018
Albania 2017-2018
Armenia 2014-2017 with many gaps
Georgia 2006-2012
Kazakhstan 2016-2017 with some gaps
Uzbekistan 2016-2017 not complete

Latin America

Puerto Rico 2008-2013 2015-2018
Dominican Republic 2008-2013, 2015-2018
Cuba 2008-2017
Mexico 1961-1994 2002-2004 2007-2018
Guatemala 2005-2006, 2008-2013, 2015-2018 with some gaps
El Salvador 2008-2013, 2015-2018 with some gaps
Honduras 2008-2013, 2015-2018 with some gaps
Nicaragua 2015-2018 with some gaps
Costa Rica 2008-2013, 2015-2018
Panama 2008-2013, 2015-2018
Colombia 2008-2018
Venezuela 2000-2013
Brazil 2001-2018
Uruguay 2008-2013, 2018 with some gaps
Argentina 1961-1980 (many gaps), 2008-2013 2015-2018
Chile 2002-2018
Peru 2008-2013, 2016-2018 with some gaps
Ecuador 2008-2013, 2016-2018 with some gaps
Bolivia 2008-2013, 2015-2017 with some gaps, 2018
Paraguay 2008-2013, 2016-2018 with some gaps

Anglo/Dutch America

Jamaica 2004-2016
Bahama's 2016 with some gaps
Antigua & Barbuda 2016 partly
Curaçao 2004-2018
Aruba 2005-2012
Suriname 2013-2015, 2017-2018

Islamic/Arabian countries

Turkey 1995-2018
United Arab Emirates 2016-2017 with some gaps
Oman 2016-2017 not complete
Lebanon 2011-2018
Jordan 2016-2017 not complete
Egypt 2016-2017 not complete
Tunisia 2005-2008, 2010-2016, 2017-2018 with some gaps
Morocco 2007-2009 2012-2018

South/Southeast/East Asia

Japan 1967-2018
South Korea 1999, 2006-2007, 2010-2018
Taiwan 2002-2018 with gaps in 2005, big part of 2006, parts of 2007, 2008, 2016
Phillipines not complete, parts of 1965, 1969, 2013-2018
Malaysia few data from 2015, 2017-2018
Singapore few data from 2015, 2018
Indonesia 2015 partly
Vietnam 2015-2017 with some gaps
Cambodia 2016-2017 with some gaps
Laos 2015-2017 with some gaps
China 2004-2009 with a big gap in the end of 2005 and almost every week in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2016 have gaps as well
Mongolia 2016-2017 with some gaps
India 2004, 2008 and 2009 partly, 2010-2018
Sri Lanka 2016-2017 not complete

Sub-Sahara Africa

South Africa 1965-1989 2006-2018
Namibia 2015-2018 with some gaps
Zimbabwe / Rhodesia 1965-1996, 2016-2017 with some gaps
Mozambique 2016-2017 with some gaps
Madagascar 2015-2018 with some gaps
Mauritius 2015-2018 with some gaps
Kenya 2016-2017 with some gaps
Nigeria 2015-2016, few data from 2018
Côte d'Ivoire 2005-2017 with some gaps

Oceania


Guam very few data from 2016-2018
French Polynesia / Tahiti 2015-2017 with some gaps

If you ore anyone could give me more data I would be very thankful.
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Postby allansmith » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:25 pm

Email me as we can help each other fill some gaps

allan_smith@hotmail.com
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