CZB's Chart, June - 2018 (Month 465) and 1981 (Month 23)

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Postby CZB » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:30 pm

LinaLit wrote:CZB, can you post any full retro charts ?
Mostly I have the interest in late 70s and 80s lists.
I've already posted annual lists for every year from 1975 until 2011 somewhere in this thread, and five-year lists extending to some earlier periods - there's a full index in the first post on page one !

If you mean the original monthly charts, maybe I could so some mid-month postings of old editions of these in 2015 . . . . . I'll have to think about how that might be best achieved.

Now, 2015 is fast approaching - or, for readers in some parts of the world, it's already here ! - so, just a little ahead of time, so that I can go and celebrate the new year, here now is my first chart of that new year . . . . .








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CZB'S TOP FORTY --------------------------- Month 425 --------------------------- JANUARY 2015
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01 01 03 WALKING WITH ELEPHANTS Ten Walls
02 02 03 I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE Sam Smith
03 03 04 SHE MOVES (FAR AWAY) Alle Farben featuring Graham Candy ##
04 ---- 01 SUN GOES DOWN Robin Schulz featuring Jasmine Thompson [Highest New Entry]
05 05 06 PRAYER IN C Lilly Wood and the Prick ##
06 08 04 I WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN Rita Ora
07 04 05 BOOM CLAP Charli XCX
08 10 04 CHANDELIER Sia
09 07 06 LOVE IS A CAMERA Sophie Ellis-Bextor
10 09 08 INTO THE BLUE Kylie Minogue

11 11 05 BULLIT Watermät ##
12 12 03 KOALA Oliver Heldens
13 ---- 01 ANDES Larco ##
14 06 03 THE DEER AND THE WOLF Sophie Ellis-Bextor [Fastest Faller]
15 16 02 GLOW Ella Henderson ##
16 22 02 BREAK FREE Ariana Grande featuring Zedd
17 13 08 DELOREAN DYNAMITE Todd Terje
18 14 10 STOLEN DANCE Milky Chance
19 15 07 CALM AFTER THE STORM Common Linnets
20 17 09 CRYING FOR NO REASON Katy B

21 28 04 BEAUTIFUL LIFE Armin Van Buuren featuring Cindy Alma
22 18 07 EXTRAORDINARY Clean Bandit featuring Sharna Bass
23 19 07 NOBODY TO LOVE Sigma ##
24 20 10 RATHER BE Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne ##
25 23 07 ANOTHER LOVE Tom Odell
26 37 02 BOOMERANG Hooverphonic [Rapid Riser]
27 21 10 LEAVE A LIGHT ON Marble Sounds
28 24 08 COMING BACK AS A MAN Caro Emerald
29 25 14 ODD LOOK Kavinsky featuring Weeknd
30 26 10 STAY THE NIGHT Zedd featuring Hayley Williams

31 27 08 DANCE YOUR PAIN AWAY Agnetha Faltskog
32 ---- 01 BACK HOME Fritz Kalkbrenner
33 31 12 WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE Chas and Dave
34 32 11 YOUNG BLOOD Sophie Ellis-Bextor ##
35 29 09 RUNAWAY DAYDREAMER Sophie Ellis-Bextor
36 34 12 AMALFI Hooverphonic
37 36 17 PANIC CORD Gabrielle Aplin [Longest Laster]
38 40 02 STAY HIGH Tove Lo featuring Hippie Sabotage
39 38 10 CHANGES Faul and Wad Ad vs Pnau
40 39 11 ADDICTED TO YOU Avicii
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 00 ] THE HANGING TREE James Newton Howard featuring Jennifer Lawrence [Chartbuster] ##
02 [ 02 ] SAY SOMETHING A Great Big World featuring Christina Aguilera
03 [ 03 ] #SELFIE Chainsmokers
04 [ 04 ] OUR TIME Lily Allen
05 [ 05 ] UITZICHT Bakermat
06 [ 06 ] MY LOVE Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne
07 [ 07 ] ETHER Hooverphonic
08 [ 08 ] IS IT RIGHT Elaiza
09 [ 09 ] HARD OUT HERE Lily Allen
10 [ 10 ] IF I COULD CHANGE YOUR MIND Haim

11 [ 11 ] DOWN BY THE RIVER Milky Chance
12 [ 15 ] PUNGA Klingande
13 [ 13 ] NETZWERK (FALLS LIKE RAIN) Klangkarussell
14 [ 14 ] CUPS (WHEN I'M GONE) Anna Kendrick
15 [ 27 ] 27 Passenger
16 [ 16 ] WIZARD Martin Garrix and Jay Hardway
17 [ 17 ] FIND TOMORROW (OCARINA) Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike featuring Wolfpack and Katy B
18 [ 20 ] SUNLIGHT The Magician featuring Years and Years
19 [ 19 ] RISE LIKE A PHOENIX Conchita Wurst
20 [ 21 ] FADED Zhu

21 [ 22 ] BELIEVE IN ME Pierces
22 [ 23 ] SUMMER Calvin Harris
23 [ 25 ] FLASHED JUNK MIND Milky Chance
24 [ 24 ] ANGEL IN BLUE JEANS Train
25 [ 29 ] TITLE Meghan Trainor
26 [ 26 ] NO REST FOR THE WICKED Lykke Li
27 [ 35 ] YOU RUIN ME Veronicas
28 [ 28 ] TA FETE Stromae
29 [ 31 ] BLAME Calvin Harris featuring John Newman
30 [ 30 ] AIR BALLOON Lily Allen

31 [ 32 ] FADE OUT LINES Avener
32 [ 36 ] OUTSIDE Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding
33 [ 34 ] I WAS GONNA CANCEL Kylie Minogue
34 [ 37 ] CHAMPS-ELYSSES Zaz
35 [ 00 ] CHRISTINE Christine and the Queens
36 [ 40 ] GIVE ME THE REASON Common Linnets
37 [ 00 ] PLACES TO GO Anouk
38 [ 38 ] LOVERS ON THE SUN David Guetta featuring Sam Martin
39 [ 39 ] DANGEROUS David Guetta featuring Sam Martin
40 [ 00 ] WHAT I DID FOR LOVE David Guetta featuring Emeli Sande
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Number one eleven years ago: CLOSE YOUR EYES Circ
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Number one twenty-two years ago: HEADING FOR A FALL Vaya Con Dios
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Number one thirty-three years ago: WHEN YOU WERE SWEET SIXTEEN The Fureys and Davey Arthur
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Six hits remain in exactly the same position in my first chart of 2015 as in the last one of 2014 - including four of the top five. The only track losing its place there is Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap”, sliding three spots to number seven - so it’s a third month at the top for Ten Walls, and “Walking With Elephants”. That’s now one of five instrumentals inside the top twenty (although two of the others have had vocals added for certain territories!), because last month’s Chartbuster, “Andes” from Larco, is one of three new entries, arriving at number 13. This is a Belgian act, while the main credits on the other two new debuts go to Germans. Fritz Kalkbrenner previously reached number one in my top forty together with his brother Paul on “Sky And Sand” - and his new solo single, “Back Home”, comes in at 32. However, Robin Schulz crashes straight in at number four with the follow-up to his massive hit remix of Lilly Wood and the Prick’s “Prayer In C”. With vocals by 14-year-old Londoner Jasmine Thompson, “Sun Goes Down” looks like a strong contender for next month’s number one. Meanwhile, there are just seven climbers in the top forty this time - including Rita Ora, Sia and Armin Van Buuren featuring Cindy Alma, who all continue to advance in their fourth month in the chart with “I Will Never Let You Go”, “Chandelier” and “Beautiful Life” respectively. And the other four upwardly mobile tracks were all new entries in December. Ella Henderson only advances one place to 15 with “Glow”, while “Stay High” sneaks up just two position to 38 for Tove Lo featuring Hippie Sabotage - but there’s better progress for Ariana Grande featuring Zedd, up six at 16 with “Break Free”, and for Hooverphonic. They have this month’s Rapid Riser, as “Boomerang” moves from 37 to 26. Hopefully it won’t live up to its title and bounce back down eleven spots next month!

Among twenty-four hits descending, “Panic Cord” is still the longest laster, sliding one place to 37 for Gabrielle Aplin after seventeen months - and for the second month running, Sophie Ellis-Bextor has the fastest faller. However, this time it’s her most recent arrival, “The Deer And The Wolf”, that takes an eight-place dive out of the top ten to number 14. And it’s been another rather poor month for new music, with just four potential future hits entering the top forty breakers. David Guetta’s domination of the bottom end of that chart becomes even greater, as a third track from his latest album “Listen” joins those that have arrived in the past two months - “Lovers On The Sun” and “Dangerous”. However, instead of Sam Martin, it’s Emeli Sande who sings on this new one, “What I Did For Love”. From the Netherlands, Anouk reached number one in my chart in 2013 with her beautiful Eurovision Song Contest entry “Birds” - and she has now released a follow-up album from which the most recent hit single in her homeland was “Places To Go”. That could give her a second success in my chart in the months ahead - while French singer/songwriter Heloise Letissier could be on the way there for the first time. Her synthpop music/performance art project, “Christine And The Queens” is currently in the top thirty in France and top ten in Belgium with “Christine”. But this month’s Chartbuster, the guaranteed new entry in February’s top forty, has already been a hit in many more countries all over the world - including the UK, where it recently spent two weeks at number fourteen. It’s from a 63-year-old Los Angeles-born composer with dozens of successful film soundtracks stretching back for decades, and is sung by a 24-year-old actress from Kentucky. From the soundtrack of the recent film, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1”, my Record of the Month for January 2015 is James Newton Howard featuring Jennifer Lawrence, and “The Hanging Tree”.







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Postby Blondini » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:18 pm

I think you've been asked this before but what does ## mean?
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Postby CZB » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:52 pm

Blondini wrote:I think you've been asked this before but what does ## mean?
Former (or current) Chartbuster ! :D

By the way, I wondered if you had checked out last month's Chartbuster, "Andes" ? Not a million miles removed from "Bullit" . . . . .
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Postby LinaLit » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:04 am

CZB wrote:I've already posted annual lists for every year from 1975 until 2011 somewhere in this thread, and five-year lists extending to some earlier periods - there's a full index in the first post on page one !

If you mean the original monthly charts, maybe I could so some mid-month postings of old editions of these in 2015 . . . . . I'll have to think about how that might be best achieved.
I watched your annual lists. Yes, my request was about the original monthly charts.
Thanks for answer.
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Postby Tansike » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:09 am

"Sun Goes Down" is currently growing on me, so good entry for them.

Also love to see "Break Free" in the Top20 this month, love it :D
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Postby CZB » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:45 pm

Thanks for the further comments ! :D




Returning to this one . . . . .
CZB wrote:
LinaLit wrote:CZB, can you post any full retro charts ?
Mostly I have the interest in late 70s and 80s lists.
If you mean the original monthly charts, maybe I could so some mid-month postings of old editions of these in 2015 . . . . . I'll have to think about how that might be best achieved.
Right . . . . . I've now finally worked out how to move "randomly" ( as if ! ) through the monthly charts of my earliest years, posting at least one in full ( and usually, hopefully, two ) during each month, between the latest charts right at the beginning of each month. The "bad" news is that I don't believe I'm going to ever find time to write an accompanying chart commentary - but the "good" news is that I hope to still adopt the usual fully YouTube-linked format, so that anyone can easily check out some of the (potentially quite obscure) tracks that I was buying a few decades ago. I'm going to set aside two, or two and a half, or three hours to play all the hits from these links - depending on the length of my chart. It began as a top thirty in the summer of 1979, expanded briefly to a top forty in 1982 and then became a top fifty during 1983 - remaining this length until 1992, when the current approach of a top forty plus top forty breakers from positions 41 to 125 started.

I hope these extra mid-month retro charts will prove to be interesting snapshots of my (strange?) tastes in music during my high school, university and full-time working years (as some readers will already know, I took "early retirement" at the age of 28 in 1992). However, the vast majority of the tracks that I charted were - as indeed they still are nowadays - those that I had heard in the radio chart shows of the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and progressively more countries of Western Europe. Others came from the Eurovision Song Contest or television programmes generally ( I bought quite a lot of TV theme singles back then ! ). It's still possible, though, that some are just too obscure for anyone to have posted on YouTube. Indeed, two of the top fifty in this first selected retro chart fell into that category - but the other forty-eight fitted perfectly into a very interesting three-hour trip down memory lane for me this afternoon.

Pausing only to mention that back then, by and large, every single I bought during a month would be a new entry in the next month's chart - hence the arrival and presence of several that I never managed to find in the bargain bins when they were first released, but only picked up maybe a few years later - let's now begin these retro charts with the countdown from exactly twenty-nine years ago :








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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 78 ---------------------------------- JANUARY 1986
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01 41 02 ONLY LOVE Nana Mouskouri ##
02 02 10 THE LOST OPERA Kimera and the Operaiders with the L.S.O.
03 03 06 YOU'RE A WOMAN Bad Boys Blue
04 01 09 FOR EVERYONE Wind ##
05 16 03 SPANISH EDDIE Laura Branigan
06 06 03 THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush ##
07 ---- 01 BA-BA-BANKUBERFALL Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung [Strongest Starter] ##
08 04 04 (I'LL NEVER BE) MARIA MAGDALENA Sandra ##
09 05 05 THE SHOW (THEME FROM "CONNIE") Rebecca Storm
10 ---- 01 MOLLY MY LOVELY MOLLY Foster and Allen

11 11 05 BARBER'S ROCK BZN
12 07 06 LIVING ON VIDEO Trans-X
13 09 06 BLACKSTAR Georgie Davis
14 12 07 "BROOKSIDE" THEME Dave Roylance and Steve Wright
15 13 09 ALL AT ONCE Whitney Houston
16 21 03 CHERI CHERI LADY Modern Talking
17 17 03 WHAT'S YOUR NAME? Zinno
18 30 04 VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR Buggles
19 ---- 01 STARTING TOGETHER Su Pollard
20 20 03 TAKE ON ME Aha

21 15 07 MY HEART IS IN IRELAND The Wolfe Tones
22 ---- 01 MOSCOW NIGHTS Anya
23 23 05 RUN AWAY HOME BZN
24 44 02 TOUCH BY TOUCH Joy [Rapid Riser]
25 14 06 TARZAN BOY Baltimora
26 18 04 BODY ROCK Maria Vidal
27 ---- 01 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE Shakin' Stevens
28 27 06 SANTA LUCIA BY NIGHT George Baker Selection
29 22 09 DREAMING MY DREAMS The Fureys and Davey Arthur
30 ---- 01 MEDLEY 1985 Village People

31 19 06 AFTER ALL THESE YEARS Foster and Allen
32 08 09 YOU CAN WIN IF YOU WANT Modern Talking [Fastest Faller]
33 10 06 SECRET Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
34 ---- 01 A SONG FOR IRELAND De Danann
35 28 08 BEN Marti Webb
36 25 10 PAINTING PICTURES Rainy Day
37 37 03 A SONG FOR IRELAND The Barleycorn
38 24 11 UNDER MY THUMB Fast Radio [Longest Laster]
39 26 04 FREE GEORGE JACKSON Blazing Saddles
40 48 02 MELODY FOR YOU Brendan Shine

41 49 02 HOWARDS' WAY Simon May
42 42 03 45 YEARS The Morrisseys
43 47 02 HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO Bonnie Tyler
44 ---- 01 THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR EASTWOOD Dermot Morgan
45 29 06 DUEL - EYE TO EYE Propaganda ##
46 31 09 MAGGIE (SO FAR SO GOOD) B.A. Robertson
47 32 07 EQUINOXE V Jean-Michel Jarre
48 33 04 MUNICH NIGHT Albert West
49 34 05 UNEXPECTED LOVERS Lime ##
50 35 08 LOVE IS IN YOUR EYES Gerard Joling
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Eight climbers, nine non-movers, twenty-five going down, eight new entries - total hits to date 514
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Postby Benny » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:19 pm

05 16 03 SPANISH EDDIE Laura Branigan
06 06 03 THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush ##
08 04 04 (I'LL NEVER BE) MARIA MAGDALENA Sandra ##
15 13 09 ALL AT ONCE Whitney Houston
18 30 04 VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR Buggles
20 20 03 TAKE ON ME Aha
25 14 06 TARZAN BOY Baltimora
30 ---- 01 MEDLEY 1985 Village People
43 47 02 HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO Bonnie Tyler

I like all these from your 1986 chart. :D
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Postby CZB » Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:10 am

Just ten minutes late this month - and very slightly too late for this week's UKmixParade, posted not long ago ( ! ) . . . . .





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CZB'S TOP FORTY --------------------------- Month 426 -------------------------- FEBRUARY 2015
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01 02 04 I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE Sam Smith
02 04 02 SUN GOES DOWN Robin Schulz featuring Jasmine Thompson
03 01 04 WALKING WITH ELEPHANTS Ten Walls
04 03 05 SHE MOVES (FAR AWAY) Alle Farben featuring Graham Candy ##
05 16 03 BREAK FREE Ariana Grande featuring Zedd
06 05 07 PRAYER IN C Lilly Wood and the Prick ##
07 08 05 CHANDELIER Sia
08 06 05 I WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN Rita Ora
09 32 02 BACK HOME Fritz Kalkbrenner [Rapid Riser]
10 10 09 INTO THE BLUE Kylie Minogue

11 13 02 ANDES Larco ##
12 09 07 LOVE IS A CAMERA Sophie Ellis-Bextor
13 11 06 BULLIT Watermät ##
14 07 06 BOOM CLAP Charli XCX
15 ---- 01 THE HANGING TREE James Newton Howard featuring Jennifer Lawrence [Highest New Entry] ##
16 12 04 KOALA Oliver Heldens
17 ---- 01 TITLE Meghan Trainor
18 17 09 DELOREAN DYNAMITE Todd Terje
19 21 05 BEAUTIFUL LIFE Armin Van Buuren featuring Cindy Alma
20 26 03 BOOMERANG Hooverphonic

21 20 10 CRYING FOR NO REASON Katy B
22 ---- 01 CHRISTINE Christine and the Queens
23 14 04 THE DEER AND THE WOLF Sophie Ellis-Bextor
24 15 03 GLOW Ella Henderson ##
25 18 11 STOLEN DANCE Milky Chance
26 19 08 CALM AFTER THE STORM Common Linnets
27 25 08 ANOTHER LOVE Tom Odell
28 27 11 LEAVE A LIGHT ON Marble Sounds
29 22 08 EXTRAORDINARY Clean Bandit featuring Sharna Bass
30 24 11 RATHER BE Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne ##

31 38 03 STAY HIGH Tove Lo featuring Hippie Sabotage
32 28 09 COMING BACK AS A MAN Caro Emerald
33 30 11 STAY THE NIGHT Zedd featuring Hayley Williams
34 31 09 DANCE YOUR PAIN AWAY Agnetha Faltskog
35 33 13 WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE Chas and Dave
36 29 15 ODD LOOK Kavinsky featuring Weeknd [Longest Laster]
37 34 12 YOUNG BLOOD Sophie Ellis-Bextor ##
38 ---- 01 CHAMPS-ELYSSES Zaz
39 23 08 NOBODY TO LOVE Sigma [Fastest Faller] ##
40 ---- 01 UITZICHT Bakermat
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 00 ] FROOT Marina and the Diamonds [Chartbuster] ##
02 [ 02 ] SAY SOMETHING A Great Big World featuring Christina Aguilera
03 [ 03 ] #SELFIE Chainsmokers
04 [ 04 ] OUR TIME Lily Allen
05 [ 07 ] ETHER Hooverphonic
06 [ 06 ] MY LOVE Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne
07 [ 12 ] PUNGA Klingande
08 [ 08 ] IS IT RIGHT Elaiza
09 [ 09 ] HARD OUT HERE Lily Allen
10 [ 10 ] IF I COULD CHANGE YOUR MIND Haim

11 [ 11 ] DOWN BY THE RIVER Milky Chance
12 [ 15 ] 27 Passenger
13 [ 13 ] NETZWERK (FALLS LIKE RAIN) Klangkarussell
14 [ 14 ] CUPS (WHEN I'M GONE) Anna Kendrick
15 [ 18 ] SUNLIGHT The Magician featuring Years and Years
16 [ 16 ] WIZARD Martin Garrix and Jay Hardway
17 [ 20 ] FADED Zhu
18 [ 27 ] YOU RUIN ME Veronicas
19 [ 19 ] RISE LIKE A PHOENIX Conchita Wurst
20 [ 40 ] WHAT I DID FOR LOVE David Guetta featuring Emeli Sande

21 [ 21 ] BELIEVE IN ME Pierces
22 [ 22 ] SUMMER Calvin Harris
23 [ 23 ] FLASHED JUNK MIND Milky Chance
24 [ 24 ] ANGEL IN BLUE JEANS Train
25 [ 32 ] OUTSIDE Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding
26 [ 26 ] NO REST FOR THE WICKED Lykke Li
27 [ 29 ] BLAME Calvin Harris featuring John Newman
28 [ 28 ] TA FETE Stromae
29 [ 31 ] FADE OUT LINES Avener
30 [ 30 ] AIR BALLOON Lily Allen

31 [ 37 ] PLACES TO GO Anouk
32 [ 33 ] I WAS GONNA CANCEL Kylie Minogue
33 [ 36 ] GIVE ME THE REASON Common Linnets
34 [ 00 ] LIVING FOR LOVE Madonna
35 [ 00 ] DEAR FUTURE HUSBAND Meghan Trainor
36 [ 00 ] ARE YOU WITH ME Lost Frequencies
37 [ 00 ] THE NIGHTS Avicii
38 [ 38 ] LOVERS ON THE SUN David Guetta featuring Sam Martin
39 [ 39 ] DANGEROUS David Guetta featuring Sam Martin
40 [ 00 ] FIREBALL Pitbull featuring John Ryan
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Number one six years ago: CHILDREN Dave Darell
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Number one sixteen years ago: YODEL IN THE CANYON OF LOVE Do Re Mi featuring Kerry
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Number one twenty-six years ago: O FORTUNA Fortuna featuring Satenig
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Only one of the hits in the first chart of 2015 has remained in the same position in the second - and that’s “Into The Blue” by Kylie Minogue, at number ten. So, after three months at the top, “Walking With Elephants” from Ten Walls is among twenty-five tracks dropping down, sliding to number three - and the new number one is for 22-year-old London-born Sam Smith. Although he had previously had two chart-toppers in the UK, “I’m Not The Only One” is the only one of his tracks to impress me so far - while Robin Schulz was involved with two of my top five last month, including the highest new entry. One of just eight other climbers this time, “Sun Goes Down” moves up into the runner-up spot, sung by Jasmine Thompson. “Clarity” had previously peaked there, and “Stay The Night” reached number three - so now “Break Free” becomes a third consecutive top five success for Zedd, racing up eleven places to number five. And “Back Home” is now the first solo top ten success for Fritz Kalkbrenner, who had previously gone all the way to number one together with his brother Paul with “Sky And Sand”. It’s this month’s Rapid Riser, zooming up twenty-three places to number nine - while there are more modest upward moves for Hooverphonic, Larco, Sia and Armin Van Buuren featuring Cindy Alma. Meanwhile, Tove Lo is accelerating with “Stay High”, advancing seven places to 31 in her third month - but is largely surrounded by tracks heading down and out, including the longest laster and fastest faller. These are, respectively, “Odd Look” from Kavinsky featuring the Weeknd, sliding two spots at 35 - and “Nobody To Love” by Sigma, diving sixteen places to 39.

All of this leaves room for five brand new entries - and only one of them is by an act who has made any previous top forty appearances. That’s Lodewijk Fluttert, better known as Bakermat - a Dutchman who has already done well with former Chartbusters “Vandaag” and “Zomer”, and now sneaks in at 40 with another mostly instrumental track, “Uitzicht”. Two of the other new arrivals are from French acts, and both are performed in French - “Champs Elysees” by Zaz at 38, and “Christine” from Christine and The Queens at 22 - while the two most impressive debuts are all-American. The 21-year-old singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor enters at number 17 - but not with her massive seller “All About That Bass” or the follow-up single “Lips Are Movin”. I struggle to see the merit or appeal in either of these - instead, her new entry is “Title”, the very much more tuneful title track from her first album. Two places higher than that - and currently at number one in Germany, having already been there in Austria - is last month’s Chartbuster, the movie soundtrack hit “The Hanging Tree”, by James Newton Howard featuring Jennifer Hudson.

Six new potential future hits appear in the top forty breakers this month - and, in contrast with the new entries in the chart, all but one are from acts with at least one former success! Belgian DJ/producer Felix De Laet has recently been at number one in his homeland, and is now climbing the charts in France, with “Are You With Me”, credited to Lost Frequencies - that could become his first hit in my chart in the months ahead. Pitbull has already scored two successes, both alongside Jennifer Lopez, with “On The Floor” and “Dance Again”, and has now joined forces with John Ryan on “Fireball” - while Meghan Trainor could soon double her presence with another album track, “Dear Future Husband”. Avicii has charted ten times so far - albeit using a different name for two of them - and his current UK top ten hit “The Nights” could be the eleventh. He reached number one in my chart with “Collide” / “Fade Into Darkness” / “Penguin” - and, although Madonna has never risen higher than number four, she does have twenty-five previous top forty entries. “Living For Love”, the first single from her upcoming new album “Rebel Heart”, may soon become another. Curiously, one of her other hits has the very same title as one of the three previous hits for the act who, as this month’s Chartbuster, is guaranteed to have a new entry in March. She’s a 29-year-old Welsh singer/songwriter whose most recent success was June 2012’s Chartbuster “Primadonna” - and two years earlier, she had simultaneous top ten hits with “I Am Not A Robot” and . . . . . “Hollywood”, which peaked at number seven, six places higher than Madonna’s different song with the same name. My Record of the Month for February 2015 is Marina and the Diamonds, with “Froot”.







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Postby Benny » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:39 pm

07 08 05 CHANDELIER Sia
08 06 05 I WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN Rita Ora
14 07 06 BOOM CLAP Charli XCX
15 ---- 01 THE HANGING TREE James Newton Howard featuring Jennifer Lawrence [Highest New Entry] ##
26 19 08 CALM AFTER THE STORM Common Linnets
27 25 08 ANOTHER LOVE Tom Odell

TOP 40 BREAKERS:

01 [ 00 ] FROOT Marina and the Diamonds [Chartbuster] ##
09 [ 09 ] HARD OUT HERE Lily Allen
10 [ 10 ] IF I COULD CHANGE YOUR MIND Haim
14 [ 14 ] CUPS (WHEN I'M GONE) Anna Kendrick
20 [ 40 ] WHAT I DID FOR LOVE David Guetta featuring Emeli Sande
22 [ 22 ] SUMMER Calvin Harris
25 [ 32 ] OUTSIDE Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding

Great new entry for Marina and the Diamonds :P
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Postby Tansike » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:57 am

Good number one and i really love the big climb for "Break Free" :D

Surprised to see "Title" there, nice new entry :)
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Postby CZB » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:00 am

Thanks, Benny and Tansike - both "Froot" and "Title" could potentially go top ten next month ! :D







Time now for the second instalment in the new series of retro charts - and a two-and-a-quarter hour trip back in time to this month of thirty-two years ago. I was in my first year at university, and I had Thursday mornings free, so I had recently discovered the PolderPopParade and Dutch-Language Top Ten on TROS-Hilversum 3 (but not yet any of the full-length Dutch chart shows in the afternoons) - and the Europarade ! Several hits from those charts therefore joined those from the UK and Ireland - and here's the full countdown:








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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 43 ---------------------------------- FEBRUARY 1983
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01 01 07 IT'S GONNA BE A LONG NIGHT Lori Singer
02 02 04 A SONG OF LOVE Nicole
03 03 06 THIOS CHOIS NA TRA DOMH Clannad
04 ---- 01 MAGGIE Foster and Allen [Strongest Starter] ##
05 05 13 A BUNCH OF THYME Foster and Allen ##
06 04 06 BUTTERFLY Nicole
07 10 02 WISH I COULD WRITE A LOVE SONG Chas and Dave ##
08 08 03 A WINTER'S TALE David Essex
09 ---- 01 MY OLD COUNTRY HOME Brendan Shine
10 19 02 WORDS F.R. David

11 35 02 ANNA (LET ME IN, LET ME OUT) Trio [Rapid Riser]
12 06 07 TAKE AWAY THE HEARTACHES / MEINE KLEINE FREIHEIT Nicole ##
13 13 04 SAVE YOUR LOVE Renee and Renato
14 07 03 I FEEL LOVE COMING ON Dana ##
15 12 05 HARD TO SAY I'M SORRY Chicago
16 09 15 FLIEG' NICHT SO HOCH, MEIN KLEINER FREUND Nicole
17 11 07 OLD FLAMES Foster and Allen
18 20 07 JOHN WAYNE IS BIG LEGGY Haysi Fantayzee
19 29 03 GLORIA Laura Branigan
20 30 04 I DON'T WANNA DANCE Eddy Grant

21 21 03 CA PLANE POUR MOI Plastic Bertrand
22 22 30 DO IT DO IT AGAIN Raffaella Carra [Longest Laster] ##
23 14 07 ARTHUR DALEY ('E'S ALRIGHT) The Firm
24 15 05 THE OLD RUSTIC BRIDGE The Morrisseys ##
25 28 03 CHEERIO Vanessa
26 23 08 DYNAMITE Vanessa
27 ---- 01 THE TUNNEL OF LOVE Fun Boy Three
28 40 02 PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ Taco
29 16 04 THEME FROM "HARRY'S GAME" Clannad
30 17 06 MATCHSTALK MEN AND MATCHSTALK CATS AND DOGS Brian and Michael ##

31 18 07 UNDER THE BOARDWALK Tom Tom Club
32 27 04 UPSIDE DOWN Vanessa ##
33 ---- 01 GENETIC ENGINEERING Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
34 25 08 CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU Boys Town Gang
35 37 03 BUFFALO GIRLS SQUARE DANCE Malcolm McLaren
36 26 06 THE BOYS OF FAIRHILL Jimmy Crowley
37 Re 08 FANTASY ISLAND Tight Fit ##
38 ---- 01 LOVERS OF A KIND Pussycat
39 ---- 01 SHINY SHINY Haysi Fantayzee
40 24 05 HI FIDELITY The Kids From "Fame" featuring Valerie Landsberg [Fastest Faller]
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Nine climbers, eight non-movers, sixteen down, one re-entry, six new entries - total hits to date 236
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Postby Benny » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:24 pm

10 19 02 WORDS F.R. David
13 13 04 SAVE YOUR LOVE Renee and Renato
15 12 05 HARD TO SAY I'M SORRY Chicago
19 29 03 GLORIA Laura Branigan
20 30 04 I DON'T WANNA DANCE Eddy Grant
21 21 03 CA PLANE POUR MOI Plastic Bertrand
28 40 02 PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ Taco
37 Re 08 FANTASY ISLAND Tight Fit ##

I like all these, especially "Gloria" and "Fantasy Island", Tight Fit quite succeeded in copying the ABBA sound on the latter :P
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Postby CZB » Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:00 pm

Benny wrote:I like all these, especially "Gloria" and "Fantasy Island", Tight Fit quite succeeded in copying the ABBA sound on the latter :P
It wasn't until a few years later that I discovered that "Fantasy Island" had originally been submitted as a potential Dutch Eurovision entry, by the Millionaires - it could have done quite well !





Now, another retro chart - this time, from probably my busiest working month ever, twenty-five years ago this month, in which my time-sheet recorded more than 300 hours. That's over ten and a half hours a day, seven days a week ! However, I somehow found time for my usual monthly chart - and I had begun to make a determined effort to obtain the continental and UK hits that had previously eluded me. So there seem to be quite a few "older" songs in this month's chart - including the close-to-six-minutes number one, which was easy to find on YouTube, unlike the rest of the top three. Unfortunately, the seven-inch single version of the runner-up (including a sample of the "Blue Danube" music) is nowhere there - only remixes are available - and the only version of the number three appears to be a phone recording of the song being sung live at some kind of concert ! However, despite some rather obscure tracks further down, the only one impossible to find was the number 43 - all of the rest were there, making up a three and a quarter hour trip back in time this afternoon to:








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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 126 ---------------------------------- FEBRUARY 1990
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01 01 05 VERLORENES PARADIES / VERLOREN ZIJN WE NIET Vicky Leandros
02 02 04 I CAN'T GET NO EDELWEISS Edelweiss ##
03 05 05 JOHNNY (NUR NOCH EINEN TAG) Nicole
04 04 04 YOU ARE MY HERO Anny Schilder
05 14 03 THE TWO OF US Earth and Fire
06 03 08 JE T'AIME (MOI NON PLUS) Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg
07 06 05 LAMBADA Kaoma ##
08 23 03 DEAR JESSIE Madonna
09 08 04 MERRY WE WILL BE/LA PULCE D'AQUA Angelo Branduardi
10 21 09 WHEELS ON FIRE BZN [Longest Laster]

11 17 04 COMMENT TE DIRE ADIEU Jimmy Somerville
12 22 04 PANOPTICON EIGHT REGENERATION MIX Mark Ayres
13 33 02 I'LL SAIL THIS SHIP ALONE Beautiful South
14 20 05 ZWIET ZWIET HONNIEBEE Tineke Schouten
15 37 02 ADIEU SWEET BAHNHOF Nits [Rapid Riser]
16 07 05 GIRL I'M GONNA MISS YOU Milli Vanilli
17 11 04 DON'T KNOW MUCH Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville
18 31 02 ELENI Tol and Tol ##
19 34 02 DANCANDO LAMBADA Kaoma
20 10 07 LOSING MY MIND Liza Minelli

21 13 04 KYLIE'S SMILEY MIX Kylie Minogue
22 ---- 01 NOTHING EVER HAPPENS Del Amitri [Strongest Starter] ##
23 18 04 CRY OF FREEDOM Piet Veerman
24 16 06 IF I HAD ONLY A CHANCE BZN
25 ---- 01 LILY WAS HERE David A. Stewart featuring Candy Dulfer
26 19 06 I'LL NEVER STOP WANTING YOU Foster and Allen
27 12 05 LANDSLIDE OF LOVE Transvision Vamp
28 42 02 WHEN YOU COME BACK TO ME Jason Donovan
29 49 03 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS Band Aid II
30 30 04 NEVER TOO LATE Kylie Minogue

31 ---- 01 MIRRORS Sally Oldfield
32 09 03 DECK THE HALLS (WITH BOUGHS OF HOLLY) Berdien Stenberg [Fastest Faller] ##
33 41 02 TEARS ON MY PILLOW Kylie Minogue
34 ---- 01 UN ESTATE ITALIANA Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini
35 24 08 VIVER SENZA TEI Furbaz
36 32 08 MERRY WE WILL BE (LA PULCE D'ACQUA) Berdien Stenberg
37 15 06 READY FOR RADETZKY Vienna Lusthouse ##
38 36 08 WONDERFUL Patty and Shift
39 28 08 DAYS Kirsty MacColl
40 26 08 THE YOUNG DOCTORS Executives ##

41 27 05 LEAVE A LIGHT ON Belinda Carlisle
42 35 09 A PLACE TO LIVE Rene Froger/Het Goede Doel [Longest Laster] ##
43 43 03 THINK ABOUT LOVE Anny Schilder
44 ---- 01 NOTHING COMPARES TO YOU Sinead O'Connor
45 29 09 EL CORDOBES BZN [Longest Laster]
46 25 05 HARLEM DESIRE London Boys
47 38 07 CHECK OUT THE CHICKEN Grand Master Chicken and DJ Duck ##
48 40 05 THE SUMMER MEGAMIX Boney M
49 ---- 01 WE ALMOST GOT IT TOGETHER Tanita Tikaram
50 ---- 01 JILTED JOHN Jilted John
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Postby Benny » Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:50 pm

07 06 05 LAMBADA Kaoma ##
08 23 03 DEAR JESSIE Madonna
17 11 04 DON'T KNOW MUCH Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville
22 ---- 01 NOTHING EVER HAPPENS Del Amitri [Strongest Starter] ##
34 ---- 01 UN ESTATE ITALIANA Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini
41 27 05 LEAVE A LIGHT ON Belinda Carlisle
48 40 05 THE SUMMER MEGAMIX Boney M

All these are great! Did Rollergirl's version of "Dear Jessie" enter your chart as well?
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Postby CZB » Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:26 pm

Benny wrote:08 23 03 DEAR JESSIE Madonna

Did Rollergirl's version of "Dear Jessie" enter your chart as well?
Oh yes ! That peaked at number eleven in October 2000, which was just after it was a hit in the UK. It had made a slow climb through the breakers - first appearing there in December 1999, when I originally became aware of it in the charts in continental Europe:

112 112 94 94 70 56 52 22 14 12 11 22 28 48 54 59 66 76 84

In my all-time list, it's several hundred places below Madonna's original version - which had gone on to reach a peak of number six. Very few of her other tracks ever beat this !
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Postby CZB » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:00 am

I'm posting this month's new chart a day early, as I'll be busy with the weekly UKmixParade at this time tomorrow . . . . .










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CZB'S TOP FORTY --------------------------- Month 427 -------------------------- MARCH 2015
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01 02 03 SUN GOES DOWN Robin Schulz featuring Jasmine Thompson
02 38 02 CHAMPS-ELYSSES Zaz [Rapid Riser]
03 22 02 CHRISTINE Christine and the Queens
04 05 04 BREAK FREE Ariana Grande featuring Zedd
05 01 05 I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE Sam Smith
06 03 05 WALKING WITH ELEPHANTS Ten Walls
07 09 03 BACK HOME Fritz Kalkbrenner
08 17 02 TITLE Meghan Trainor
09 06 08 PRAYER IN C Lilly Wood and the Prick ##
10 ---- 01 FROOT Marina and the Diamonds [Highest New Entry] ##

11 04 06 SHE MOVES (FAR AWAY) Alle Farben featuring Graham Candy ##
12 11 03 ANDES Larco ##
13 15 02 THE HANGING TREE James Newton Howard featuring Jennifer Lawrence ##
14 13 07 BULLIT Watermät ##
15 07 06 CHANDELIER Sia
16 08 06 I WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN Rita Ora
17 12 08 LOVE IS A CAMERA Sophie Ellis-Bextor
18 20 04 BOOMERANG Hooverphonic
19 10 10 INTO THE BLUE Kylie Minogue
20 ---- 01 WHAT I DID FOR LOVE David Guetta featuring Emeli Sande

21 19 06 BEAUTIFUL LIFE Armin Van Buuren featuring Cindy Alma
22 18 10 DELOREAN DYNAMITE Todd Terje
23 14 07 BOOM CLAP Charli XCX
24 21 11 CRYING FOR NO REASON Katy B
25 16 05 KOALA Oliver Heldens
26 31 04 STAY HIGH Tove Lo featuring Hippie Sabotage
27 25 12 STOLEN DANCE Milky Chance
28 26 09 CALM AFTER THE STORM Common Linnets
29 28 12 LEAVE A LIGHT ON Marble Sounds
30 ---- 01 PLACES TO GO Anouk

31 23 05 THE DEER AND THE WOLF Sophie Ellis-Bextor
32 27 09 ANOTHER LOVE Tom Odell
33 30 12 RATHER BE Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne ##
34 24 04 GLOW Ella Henderson [Fastest Faller] ##
35 29 09 EXTRAORDINARY Clean Bandit featuring Sharna Bass
36 35 14 WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE Chas and Dave
37 36 16 ODD LOOK Kavinsky featuring Weeknd [Longest Laster]
38 32 10 COMING BACK AS A MAN Caro Emerald
39 33 12 STAY THE NIGHT Zedd featuring Hayley Williams
40 40 02 UITZICHT Bakermat
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 18 ] YOU RUIN ME Veronicas [Chartbuster] ##
02 [ 05 ] ETHER Hooverphonic
03 [ 04 ] OUR TIME Lily Allen
04 [ 06 ] MY LOVE Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne
05 [ 07 ] PUNGA Klingande
06 [ 12 ] 27 Passenger
07 [ 15 ] SUNLIGHT The Magician featuring Years and Years
08 [ 08 ] IS IT RIGHT Elaiza
09 [ 34 ] LIVING FOR LOVE Madonna
10 [ 10 ] IF I COULD CHANGE YOUR MIND Haim

11 [ 11 ] DOWN BY THE RIVER Milky Chance
12 [ 14 ] CUPS (WHEN I'M GONE) Anna Kendrick
13 [ 13 ] NETZWERK (FALLS LIKE RAIN) Klangkarussell
14 [ 17 ] FADED Zhu
15 [ 29 ] FADE OUT LINES Avener
16 [ 21 ] BELIEVE IN ME Pierces
17 [ 19 ] RISE LIKE A PHOENIX Conchita Wurst
18 [ 25 ] OUTSIDE Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding
19 [ 22 ] SUMMER Calvin Harris
20 [ 23 ] FLASHED JUNK MIND Milky Chance

21 [ 24 ] ANGEL IN BLUE JEANS Train
22 [ 27 ] BLAME Calvin Harris featuring John Newman
23 [ 36 ] ARE YOU WITH ME Lost Frequencies
24 [ 35 ] DEAR FUTURE HUSBAND Meghan Trainor
25 [ 26 ] NO REST FOR THE WICKED Lykke Li
26 [ 37 ] THE NIGHTS Avicii
27 [ 33 ] GIVE ME THE REASON Common Linnets
28 [ 28 ] TA FETE Stromae
29 [ 30 ] AIR BALLOON Lily Allen
30 [ 40 ] FIREBALL Pitbull featuring John Ryan

31 [ 32 ] I WAS GONNA CANCEL Kylie Minogue
32 [ 00 ] FADE TO GREY Visage
33 [ 38 ] LOVERS ON THE SUN David Guetta featuring Sam Martin
34 [ 39 ] DANGEROUS David Guetta featuring Sam Martin
35 [ 00 ] REAL LOVE Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
36 [ 00 ] WILD EYES Broiler featuring Ravvel
37 [ 00 ] HAPPY Marina and the Diamonds
38 [ 00 ] LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO Ellie Goulding
39 [ 00 ] SAVE MY NIGHT Armin Van Buuren
40 [ 00 ] SOUS LE CIEL DE PARIS Zaz
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Number one seven years ago: A-A-A-ANTHEM Regi featuring Bart Peeters
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Number one fourteen years ago: MY HEART BEATS LIKE A DRUM - ATC
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Number one twenty-eight years ago: STAY WITH ME TILL THE MORNING New London Chorale / Vicky Brown
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In February’s chart, “I’m Not The Only One” by Sam Smith became my 212th number one - and it’s been quite an award-winning month for the 22-year-old Londoner ! However, that’s now one of twenty-seven hits moving down, landing at number five - and he makes way for a younger act to take over, in the form of fourteen-year-old Jasmine Thompson. Her collaboration with the somewhat older German DJ and producer Robin Schulz, “Sun Goes Down”, has already reached the top three in Austria, Switzerland and Germany, and now climbs one place to pole position in my chart. There are only eight other tracks moving up this time - but two of them make major advances into the top three, and either of these could potentially become the next chart-topper. “Christine” from Christine and the Queens has recently been Belgium’s best-selling single, and races up nineteen places from its number 22 debut last month - while the Rapid Riser is also sung in French, by jazz singer/songwriter Zaz. “Champs Elysees”, from her current album celebrating the capital city of her homeland, arrived at number 38 in February - but it now races up an incredible thirty-six places to the runner-up spot.

Elsewhere, there are much more modest moves for Ariana Grande featuring Zedd, Fritz Kalkbrenner, James Newton Howard featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Hooverphonic and Tove Lo - while Meghan Trainor makes it into the top ten with an nine-place climb for “Title”. That’s now at number eight, two spots above the highest of only three brand new entries this month, from Marina and The Diamonds. The former Chartbuster “Froot” arrives at number ten, giving the Welsh musician her fourth success - while the fourth breaker for Emeli Sande becomes the first to enter the top forty for her. “What I Did For Love” received a considerable sales boost this month in the UK by being featured in the live episode marking the thirtieth anniversary of the soap opera “EastEnders”, and is the eighth David Guetta hit collaboration, crashing in at number 20. Two of the others previously came straight in at number one, in consecutive months of 2011 - “Titanium” and “Without You” - whereas Anouk was there more recently with her first hit. “Birds” perched on the top rung in June and July 2013 - and she now follows up that Eurovision Song Contest entry with “Places To Go”, navigating its way in at number 30. Nothing below that is upwardly mobile, with the bottom ten of the chart including the fastest faller, “Glow” by Ella Henderson . . . . . the longest laster, “Odd Look” from Kavinsky featuring the Weeknd . . . . . and the only non-mover this time - “Uitzicht” by Bakermat, which spends a second month at number 40.

Monmouthshire-born Steven John Harrington became well-known using the stage-name Steve Strange - especially as the lead singer and frontman of the new wave/pop/punk band Visage. Sadly, he died unexpectedly this month, following a heart attack at the age of fifty-five - only a few months after the release of a collection of orchestral remixes of one of their most successful hits, “Fade To Grey”. This could return to my chart in the months ahead, having originally peaked at number 37 - reappearing in the top forty breakers higher than any of this month’s six new possible future hits. Just one of them is by an act impressing me for the first time - Norwegian electronic dance duo Broiler with “Wild Eyes” - while another is currently at number one both in the UK and in several other countries for Ellie Goulding. “Love Me Like You Do” could become her third success in my top forty. The other four acts with new breakers are all there already ! Zaz, Armin Van Buuren, Marina and the Diamonds, and Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne could all double their presence, with “Sous Le Ciel De Paris”, “Save My Night”, “Happy” and “Real Love” respectively - but none of them is sufficiently close to the chart to be guaranteed a place there next time. “Real Love” is nearest, but is only at number 120 - so even that cannot give the Cambridge graduates their fourth Chartbuster. Instead, it’s the first for 30-year-old identical twin Australians Lisa and Jessica Origliasso, with the lead single from their third album. This briefly hit the top ten in the UK - and, by virtue of making the biggest climb into the 41-100 region of my extended chart, moving from 103 to 71, it is now certain to enter my top forty in April. My Record of the Month for March 2015 is “You Ruin Me”, by the Veronicas.







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Postby Blondini » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:35 am

That's a relatively quick mover on your chart for Madonna. :lol: :wink:

"Happy" to see Marina chasing herself. Hope more "Froots" enter over the months ahead. :wink:
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Postby Phoenixx » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:30 pm

Great to see "Sun Goes Down" on top! DESERVED! 8-)
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Postby Benny » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:32 pm

Great to see "Froot" as the highest new entry this month and nice retro number one by ATC. :D
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Postby Tansike » Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:58 pm

Great debuts for Marina's "Froot" and David Guetta's "What I Did For Love" :)

I hope Madonna can make it next month :)
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Postby CZB » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:15 pm

Thanks for the comments on this month's chart ! While Robin Schulz and Jasmine Thompson could face a battle to remain at number one next time, the other tracks everyone has mentioned all look likely to continue to climb, one of them quite significantly . . . . . :D








Time now for the first of this month's two retro chart revisits - and, like the previous one featured, there seem to be a lot of tracks there that were "retro" even at the time - as I had probably only recently begun to make an real effort to track down the singles that had eluded me when I had originally heard them in the Europarade or the charts of the UK, Ireland or the Netherlands ! The tracks at numbers 19 and 35 are unfortunately still unavailable on YouTube - but the other forty-eight from this month's chart are there, and fitted reasonably comfortably into a three-hour trip back in time today. Here's what I was listening to and buying, just eight or nine months before the last exams I would ever sit and pass - to qualify as a Chartered Accountant - twenty-eight years ago . . . . .








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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 92 ---------------------------------- MARCH 1987
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01 02 04 STAY WITH ME TILL THE MORNING New London Chorale with Vicky Brown ##
02 01 02 MAMMA TOLD ME Fantastique ##
03 05 08 ONCE MORE Taffy ##
04 06 05 YOU WANT LOVE (MARIA MARIA) Mixed Emotions
05 25 02 THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT Michael Crawford [Rapid Riser]
06 04 15 DYNAMITE Vanessa
07 09 05 WATERLOO Doctor and the Medics
08 12 03 TWO OF HEARTS Stacey Q ##
09 16 04 BECAUSE OF YOU Kevin Rowland and Dexy's Midnight Runners
10 14 04 JAPANESE GIRLS Joy

11 20 03 KEINE STERNE IN ATHEN Stephan Remmler ##
12 32 07 STIMMEN IM WIND Juliane Werding [Rapid Riser]
13 30 02 A WALK IN A BLACK FOREST Horst Jankowski
14 ---- 01 NUMBER 21 Tom Parker [Strongest Starter] ##
15 07 06 A SONG FOR LIBERTY Nana Mouskouri
16 15 24 THE LOST OPERA Kimera and the Operaiders with the L.S.O. [Longest Laster]
17 24 03 JUST GOOD FRIENDS Paul Nicholas
18 18 05 LOVE'S LIKE A RIVER - BZN
19 23 03 KINDERAUGEN Nicole
20 11 05 FLASH / ONE LOVE TO GIVE Stephanie ##

21 03 06 GERONIMO'S CADILLAC Modern Talking
22 08 06 NOBODY'S DARLIN' BUT MINE Foster and Allen
23 27 04 EVERY LOSER WINS Nick Berry
24 13 06 WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN Bangles
25 22 05 SOME HEARTS ARE DIAMONDS Chris Norman
26 10 06 TAKE MY BREATH AWAY Berlin
27 21 06 JULIA'S THEME Simon May ##
28 28 05 BELLO E IMPOSSIBILE Gianna Nannini
29 45 02 REALITY Richard Sanderson
30 26 11 L'AMOUR DE MA VIE / THE LOVE OF MY LIFE Sherisse Laurence

31 31 07 THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Europe
32 19 04 GIVE ME PEACE ON EARTH Modern Talking
33 29 07 TI SENTO Matia Bazar
34 34 03 GIVE A LITTLE LOVE Albert Hammond and Albert West
35 ---- 01 SERENADE Berdien Stenberg
36 43 02 CALLING AMERICA Electric Light Orchestra
37 17 06 SOLO POR TI Peter Kent and Luisa Fernandez [Fastest Faller]
38 33 07 LA FRANCE - BZN
39 36 10 ATLANTIS IS CALLING (S.O.S. FOR LOVE) Modern Talking
40 41 03 BOLERO (HOLD ME IN YOUR ARMS) Fancy

41 ---- 01 DR WHO Delia Derbyshire
42 42 03 GO KARLI GO Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung
43 35 07 ALWAYS THERE Marti Webb
44 44 03 COMING HOME Falco
45 ---- 01 YOU ARE MY WORLD Communards
46 39 05 WATERLOO Abba
47 50 02 BIDDY FROM GLENROE Brendan Shine
48 ---- 01 WHY WORRY Nana Mouskouri
49 37 06 (FOREVER) LIVE AND DIE Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
50 38 07 I WANT TO WAKE UP WITH YOU Boris Gardiner
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Postby Benny » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:20 pm

24 13 06 WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN Bangles
26 10 06 TAKE MY BREATH AWAY Berlin
28 28 05 BELLO E IMPOSSIBILE Gianna Nannini
31 31 07 THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Europe
33 29 07 TI SENTO Matia Bazar
36 43 02 CALLING AMERICA Electric Light Orchestra
46 39 05 WATERLOO Abba

I like all these! Great to see ELOs underrated "Calling America", but how did ABBA's "Waterloo" from 1974 chart in 1987? :o
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Postby CZB » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:20 am

Benny wrote:Great to see ELOs underrated "Calling America", but how did ABBA's "Waterloo" from 1974 chart in 1987? :o
That one's easy to explain . . . . .


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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 92 ---------------------------------- MARCH 1987
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07 09 05 WATERLOO Doctor and the Medics
46 39 05 WATERLOO Abba
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. . . . . the release and UK success of the cover version of the 1974 Eurovision winner by Doctor and the Medics towards the end of 1986 reminded me of the original, which had never reached my chart, as it had only begun in 1979 ! It was chart-eligible, as I already had it on a compilation album - and it was pretty easy to get it as a single later on - so the two versions actually made their debuts side by side. Indeed, the Abba version was initially ahead - but the Doctor and the Medics one then went on to be more successful. Their complete chart-runs:


47 31 31 39 46 - Abba

48 23 15 09 07 15 27 32 49 - Doctor and the Medics



"Calling America" was, perhaps surprisingly, one of only three E.L.O. tracks I ever bought - the others being "Wild West Hero" and their collaboration with Olivia Newton-John, "Xanadu".
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Postby CZB » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:05 pm

For the second of this month's retro charts, even choosing some of the longest versions available on YouTube (and having had to admit defeat completely in seeking the new entry at number fourteen, a very minor Ireland-only hit) would not require a full two hours ! Thirty-four years ago this month, my chart ran to only thirty positions, and had been compiled for less than two years. I was just sixteen years old, busy studying for my tenth O-Level and first A-Level exam - and, having bought them after hearing them on the UK Top Forty and/or Ireland's Top Thirty, or opening / concluding / during programmes I was watching on television, these were the records I was most enjoying way, way back then . . . . .








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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 20 ---------------------------------- MARCH 1981
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01 01 07 DO IT DO IT AGAIN Raffaella Carra ##
02 02 05 AND THE BIRDS WERE SINGING Sweet People
03 10 03 CARROTS Brendan Shine
04 09 02 TWILIGHT CAFE Susan Fassbender ##
05 07 03 THE RETURN OF THE LOS PALMAS SEVEN Madness
06 04 20 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN Brendan Shine [Longest Laster]
07 05 20 THE GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE The Fureys and Davey Arthur [Longest Laster]
08 06 20 ONE DAY AT A TIME Gloria [Longest Laster] ##
09 03 04 STOP THE CAVALRY Jona Lewie ##
10 ---- 01 HOT LOVE Kelly Marie [Strongest Starter] ##

11 11 08 FEELS LIKE I'M IN LOVE Kelly Marie
12 18 02 LOVING JUST FOR FUN Kelly Marie
13 08 04 DOCTOR WHO Peter Howell and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
14 ---- 01 BEER BEER BEER The Fureys and Davey Arthur
15 19 02 RABBIT Chas and Dave
16 ---- 01 JUST WHEN I NEEDED YOU MOST Barbara Jones
17 15 04 IF I COULD ONLY MAKE YOU CARE Mike Berry
18 16 02 HAPPY MAN Cathal Dunne
19 17 08 YOU GOTTA BE A HUSTLER IF YOU WANNA GET ON Sue Wilkinson ##
20 ---- 01 JOURNEY OF THE SORCERER Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy

21 30 02 OLDEST SWINGER IN TOWN Fred Wedlock [Rapid Riser]
22 23 02 IT'S HARD TO BE HUMBLE T. R. Dallas
23 28 02 SHADDUP YOU FACE Joe Dolce Music Theatre
24 20 03 YOUNG PARISIENS Adam and the Ants ##
25 13 06 EIGHTH DAY Hazel O'Connor ##
26 12 14 CAPTAIN BEAKY Keith Michell ##
27 21 04 WILD WEST HERO Electric Light Orchestra
28 ---- 01 MORE AND MORE Joe Dolan
29 ---- 01 HOROSCOPES Sheeba
30 14 05 THE TIDE IS HIGH Blondie [Fastest Faller]
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Eight climbers, three non-movers, thirteen going down, six new entries - total hits to date 124
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Postby Benny » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:53 pm

09 03 04 STOP THE CAVALRY Jona Lewie ##
11 11 08 FEELS LIKE I'M IN LOVE Kelly Marie
30 14 05 THE TIDE IS HIGH Blondie [Fastest Faller]

The only three songs I know :o
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