CZB's Chart, July - 2018 (Month 466), and top 112 of 2011 !

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Postby CZB » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:00 pm

I'm posting my first new chart of 2017 a few hours early, as the new year hasn't quite arrived here yet (although I believe it has in some other parts of the world) . . . . .








In each of the last two months, there was just one new breaker from 2016 - this time, there are . . . . . THREE !









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CZB'S TOP FORTY --------------------- Month 448 --------------------- JANUARY 2017
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01 01 02 IN THIS GAME Fritz Kalkbrenner ##
02 02 05 BEAUTIFUL LIFE Lost Frequencies featuring Sandro Cavazza
03 03 05 ARIA C Cassandra
04 ---- 01 LE LAC Julien Doré [Highest New Entry] ##
05 06 05 THIS GIRL Kungs vs Cookin ON 3 Burners
06 04 07 PLEASE TELL ROSIE Alle Farben featuring Younotus
07 08 03 BAD IDEAS Alle Farben
08 09 06 FAST CAR Jonas Blue featuring Dakota
09 05 07 SO I COULD FIND MY WAY Enya
10 14 04 FILL MY LIFE UP Marco Z

11 12 03 DON'T BE SO SHY Imany ##
12 07 08 ONE CALL AWAY Charlie Puth [Fastest Faller]
13 11 09 WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Adele
14 17 06 STRESSED OUT Twenty One Pilots
15 10 10 FADED Alan Walker [Fastest Faller] ##
16 13 09 EVERYTHING IT TAKES Loretta Lynn featuring Elvis Costello ##
17 29 03 MOONLIGHT SONG Aline and Ad [Rapid Riser]
18 15 05 SING ME TO SLEEP Alan Walker ##
19 23 04 PINOCCHIO Pepeto
20 16 06 BURNING Noemie Wolfs

21 18 08 RUN AWAY TOGETHER Anouk ##
22 36 02 CAN'T STOP THIS FEELING Justin Timberlake
23 19 04 THE OCEAN Mike Perry featuring Shy Martin ##
24 20 06 TEARS Clean Bandit featuring Louisa Johnson ##
25 24 07 LOIN D'ICI Zoe ##
26 21 11 MY SILVER LINING First Aid Kit [Fastest Faller]
27 22 07 I LIKE THE WAY I DANCE Hooverphonic [Fastest Faller]
28 40 02 HIDING IN A SONG Hooverphonic [Rapid Riser]
29 25 10 DRIVE ALL NIGHT Anna Kanzig
30 26 06 SUMMER GONNA COME AGAIN Supersister

31 27 13 MAGIC FLY Space
32 28 12 ECHOES IN RAIN Enya
33 30 09 DAS IST DEIN LEBEN Philipp Dittberner
34 31 10 MARVIN GAYE Charlie Puth featuring Meghan Trainor
35 34 12 IMMORTAL Marina and the Diamonds
36 35 16 REALITY Lost Frequencies featuring Janieck Devy [Longest Laster] ##
37 32 13 CATCH AND RELEASE Matt Simons [Fastest Faller]
38 37 13 BELLE Zaz ##
39 38 10 BADABOUM Hooverphonic
40 39 12 BLACK VIDEO - SX
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 00 ] YOU Hooverphonic [Chartbuster] ##
02 [ 02 ] BE THE ONE Dua Lipa
03 [ 05 ] RIDE Twenty One Pilots
04 [ 08 ] RATATATAPLAN Raffaella Carra
05 [ 09 ] DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME Frances
06 [ 13 ] LATE AT NIGHT Maywood
07 [ 22 ] TURALURALURALU - ICH MACH BUBU WAS MACHST DU Trio
08 [ 23 ] STOP THE CAVALRY Jona Lewie
09 [ 11 ] DEEPER SHADE OF BLUE Tina Cousins
10 [ 10 ] HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE Calvin Harris featuring Disciples

11 [ 12 ] ANOTHER DAY Paul Van Dyk
12 [ 24 ] WINTER WONDERLAND Twiggy
13 [ 30 ] A WINTER'S TALE David Essex
14 [ 15 ] ELENI HIEß EIN MäDCHEN Andrea Jurgens
15 [ 00 ] THE LITTLE SWALLOW Katie Melua
16 [ 16 ] THESE DAYS Ozark Henry
17 [ 17 ] NO CONSPIRACY AT ALL Sioen
18 [ 18 ] PERFECT STRANGERS Jonas Blue featuring JP Cooper
19 [ 21 ] REAL GOOD FEELING Gina, Dale Haze and the Champions
20 [ 26 ] FANTASY ISLAND Millionaires

21 [ 27 ] CON ESPERANZA Peter Kent and Luisa Fernandez
22 [ 29 ] HOKEY COKEY Snowmen
23 [ 28 ] LOCO MIA Loco Mia
24 [ 00 ] PLACES Martin Solveig featuring Ina Wroldsen
25 [ 25 ] HEARTBEAT Verena
26 [ 36 ] IN THE BLEAK MID WINTER Nevada
27 [ 37 ] HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING Boney M
28 [ 39 ] SILENT NIGHT Prelude
29 [ 38 ] JINGLE BELLS Berdien Stenberg
30 [ 31 ] GLADLY BELONG TO YOU Anny Schilder

31 [ 34 ] QUAND TU M'AIMES Herbert Leonard
32 [ 35 ] SELFCONTROL Natascha Wright
33 [ 00 ] MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE Shakin' Stevens
34 [ 00 ] LET'S PARTY Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers
35 [ 00 ] SILENT NIGHT Stevie Nicks
36 [ 00 ] WHAT ARE WE GONNA GET 'ER INDOORS Dennis Waterman and George Cole
37 [ 00 ] CHRISTMAS DANCE Santa und Claus
38 [ 40 ] CHRISTMAS WAS A FRIEND OF MINE Fay Lovsky
39 [ 00 ] THESE ARE THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES George Michael and Lisa Stansfield
40 [ 00 ] HEAL THE PAIN George Michael
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Number one eight years ago: VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay
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Number one sixteen years ago: WHO LET THE DOGS OUT Baha Men
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Number one thirty-two years ago: NEVER ENDING STORY Limahl and Beth Anderson
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The new year begins very much as the old one ended, with the three top-rated tunes remaining exactly as they were. Cassandra stays at number three with the happy hardcore “Aria C”, Lost Frequencies featuring Sandro Cavazza are still at number two with the former chart-topper “Beautiful Life”, and the song that arrived in pole position last month spends a second month there for Fritz Kalkbrenner. However, “In Your Game” could face a strong challenge next time from the one and only new entry in the top forty, as Julien Doré crashes straight in at number four with his former French number one “Le Lac”. Completing the top five is one of ten climbers – “This Girl” moves up one further place for Kungs vs Cookin On 3 Burners. However, almost all of the others make bigger advances – and sharing the title of Rapid Riser this month are the Dutch duo Aline and Ad and the Belgian group Hooverphonic. “Moonlight Song” races up from 29 to 17, while “Hiding In A Song” goes from 40 to 28. All of this leaves twenty-six tracks dropping down – but none of them by more than five places ! Matt Simons was the fastest faller last time with “Catch And Release” – he descends again from 32 to 37, but this time he is the joint fastest faller with “One Call Away” by Charlie Puth at 12, “Faded” by Alan Walker at 15, “My Silver Lining” from First Aid Kit at 26 and “I Like The Way I Dance” from Hooverphonic at 27. Meanwhile, Lost Frequencies featuring Janieck Devy still have the longest laster, as “Reality” slides one place to 36 in its sixteenth month in the top forty.

None of the Christmas songs that returned to the top forty breakers have moved up into the chart – although they all advance closer. Now, five further former Yuletide hits from the late 1980’s also return – Shakin’ Stevens with “Merry Christmas Everyone”, Jive Bunny and the MasterMixers with “Let’s Party”, Stevie Nicks’ version of “Silent Night”, the “Minder”-themed “What Are We Gonna Get ‘Er Indoors” from Dennis Waterman and George Cole, and “Christmas Dance” by Santa und Claus. And, following the recent most unexpected death of George Michael aged only 53, his two former hits on my chart reappear in the breakers – “Heal The Pain” and his collaboration with Lisa Stansfield, “These Are The Days Of Our Lives”. And there are three brand new breakers, all of them by artists who have previously reached number one in my top forty. Although “The Closest Thing To Crazy” and “If You Were A Sailboat” are higher in my all-time ranking, it was “Better Than A Dream” that went all the way to the top in July 2012 for Katie Melua. Now the beautiful singer, supporter of various charities and occasional teller of filthy jokes could be on her way to her thirteenth success with “The Little Swallow”. Unlike all of the others, however, this one is sung in Ukrainian. Martin Solveig came straight in at number one six years ago with “Hello” and spent five months there, an impressive total that has never been matched since then. His latest offering, “Places”, features vocals by Norwegian singer/songwriter Ina Wroldsen – who is the co-writer of the UK’s Christmas 2016 number one from Clean Bandit. However, it is the group who have one of the Rapid Risers this month with “Hiding In A Song” and one of the fastest fallers with “I Like The Way I Dance” that are now guaranteed their tenth hit with the first Chartbuster of the new year. My Record of the Month for January 2017 is Hooverphonic, and “You”.






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Postby Benny » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:06 pm

08 17 03 VOYAGE VOYAGE Desireless
11 ---- 01 EVERLASTING LOVE Sandra [Strongest Starter] ##
13 04 05 IT'S A SIN Pet Shop Boys
17 ---- 01 LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE Bananarama
22 18 04 DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL Whitney Houston
47 ---- 01 YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees

Some great tracks from 1987! :P
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Postby CZB » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:12 pm

Benny wrote:08 17 03 VOYAGE VOYAGE Desireless
11 ---- 01 EVERLASTING LOVE Sandra [Strongest Starter] ##
13 04 05 IT'S A SIN Pet Shop Boys
17 ---- 01 LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE Bananarama
22 18 04 DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL Whitney Houston
47 ---- 01 YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees

Some great tracks from 1987! :P
Thanks, Benny! The others, not quite as much - but the three highlighted ones I still often hear played on the radio, thirty years later. It doesn't feel like such a long time ago that these were hits . . . . .
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Postby Phoenixx » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:00 pm

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Postby CZB » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:00 pm

Phoenixx wrote:
I'm very happy to see "Stressed Out" STILL charting :o 8-)
Almost all of these turned up in the various year-end chart shows that I was listening to a couple of weeks ago - some were major hits of 2016 in several countries. "Stressed Out" took a while to impress me, and seems to have continued to please those who stream and download music, remaining in national charts for a very long time. It's certainly the best track I've heard from them !

Now, it's time for the first retro chart of the new year - and another trip all the way back to when I was nineteen years old, and in my second year of university. I was already enjoying a lot of European chart shows - and especially these tracks, that were my favourites then:




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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 054 ---------------------------------- JANUARY 1984
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01 01 07 RONDO RUSSO (FLUTE CONCERTO IN E MINOR) Berdien Stenberg
02 02 04 I WILL LOVE YOU ALL MY LIFE Foster and Allen
03 03 03 THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUN (MAIN THEME) Stavros Xarhakos ##
04 09 02 CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN Frank Kelly ##
05 05 04 SING - SING - SING Broads ##
06 41 04 ALS DE BLOEMEN HUILEN KONDEN Nicole [Rapid Riser]
07 04 05 LE LEGIONNAIRE - BZN ##
08 10 03 HEARTS ARE TRUMPS / HERZ IST TRUMPF Trio
09 15 06 COME DANCING Kinks
10 11 04 DON'T GIVE UP Dolly Dots

11 07 04 LA DI DA Vanessa
12 12 04 MAMMA MARIA Ricci e Poveri
13 13 04 STEAL AWAY The Fureys and Davey Arthur
14 08 07 LEAVING NANCY The Fureys and Davey Arthur
15 06 04 THEY DON'T KNOW Tracey Ullman
16 27 02 MOTOR MANIA Roman Holliday
17 31 02 CLAP CLAP SOUND Klaxons
18 ---- 01 WHAT ARE WE GONNA GET FOR 'ER INDOORS Dennis Waterman and George Cole [Strongest Starter] ##
19 25 06 SWEETHEARTS IN THE SPRING Foster and Allen
20 21 11 JUST AN ILLUSION - BZN

21 29 02 POSTMAN PAT Ken Barrie
22 22 06 THREE PUBS IN BOHOLA Brendan Shine
23 16 03 THE VILLAGE WHERE I WENT TO SCHOOL Brendan Shine
24 24 05 STAY IN MY LIFE Cats
25 20 09 HOCUS POCUS Vanessa [Longest Laster] ##
26 18 06 THE FIELDS OF ATHENRY Paddy Reilly ##
27 19 03 THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
28 34 03 SPUDS Brendan Shine
29 35 06 STREETS OF NEW YORK Wolfe Tones
30 ---- 01 LOVE ME JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE Dolly Dots

31 44 02 NEVER NEVER Assembly
32 ---- 01 THEME FROM "CHEERS" (WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME) Gary Portnoy
33 ---- 01 THAT'S LIVING ALRIGHT Joe Fagin
34 14 08 RED IS THE ROSE Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy ##
35 17 09 BEER BEER BEER The Fureys and Davey Arthur [Longest Laster]
36 33 04 SHOP AROUND Babe
37 Re 05 ICH HAB' DICH DOCH LIEB Nicole and Trio
38 ---- 01 DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW? Abba
39 37 03 SHOW ME THE WAY TO PARADISE Maywood
40 ---- 01 ABER DAMALS DA WAREN WIR NOCH KINDER Nicole

41 ---- 01 GUARDIAN ANGEL Masquerade
42 42 02 THE BAD OLD DAYS Coco
43 47 08 STARS ON 45 PROUDLY PRESENTS THE STAR SISTERS Stars On 45
44 36 03 TOMORROW Patricia Paay
45 43 02 HEE AMSTERDAM Drukwerk
46 46 02 MY BOY Jodelles
47 39 04 BLUE MONDAY New Order
48 28 05 WHAT AM I GOING TO DO? Rod Stewart
49 23 06 BUSY DOING NOTHING Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin [Fastest Faller]
50 38 02 IT'S YOU, IT'S YOU, IT'S YOU Joe Dolan
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Fourteen up, ten non-movers, eighteen down, one re-entry, seven new entries - total hits to date 332
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Postby Benny » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:58 pm

15 06 04 THEY DON'T KNOW Tracey Ullman
26 18 06 THE FIELDS OF ATHENRY Paddy Reilly ##
27 19 03 THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
38 ---- 01 DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW? Abba
41 ---- 01 GUARDIAN ANGEL Masquerade

Not many songs I know from that month. :wink:
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Postby CZB » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:00 pm

Benny wrote:Not many songs I know from that month. :wink:
Thanks, Benny ! Looking back at that month, it really is dominated by hits I had heard in the charts of Ireland and the Netherlands, many of which didn't spread to any other countries. Even this . . . . .

. . . . . was one of the biggest hits of 1983 in the Netherlands, and also reached number one in Belgium - but didn't really do much at all anywhere else. The same producers were involved as were on the first two extremely successful Stars On 45 medleys, that I know you'll be aware of - but I guess most of the music buyers of Europe couldn't work up the same enthusiasm for a mix of wartime Andrews Sisters-style songs as they could for those of the Beatles and Abba !
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Postby CZB » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:00 pm

Now, another retro chart. Twenty-six years ago, I had just completed a six months secondment in London - where I had enjoyed visiting several large record shops with much better selections of imports ! I was twenty-six years old, and these were my favourite hits from all over Europe - although it was the UK chart that provided most of this month's new entries:









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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 137 ---------------------------------- JANUARY 1991
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01 01 05 NAH NEH NAH Vaya Con Dios
02 ---- 01 ONLY THE ONES WE LOVE Tanita Tikaram [Strongest Starter] ##
03 03 04 WORKING MAN Rita MacNeil
04 26 02 IN YOUR ARMS Lynne Hamilton [Rapid Riser] ##
05 12 03 FROM A DISTANCE Bette Midler
06 06 04 A LITTLE TIME The Beautiful South ##
07 02 06 TONIGHT New Kids On The Block
08 04 04 THE CAN CAN Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers
09 10 04 THE POWER OF LOVE Laura Branigan
10 08 05 ROUNDING THE CAPE (A TRIBUTE TO) Tol and Tol ##

11 11 03 SPRING FROM VIVALDI FIRST MOVEMENT: ALLEGRO Nigel Kennedy
12 05 03 FINALE (ALLEGRO CON SPIRITO) Berdien Stenberg ##
13 13 03 'T KLEINE CAFE AAN DE HAVEN Vader Abraham
14 19 05 MOOI WAS DIE TIJD Corry Konings
15 25 03 I USETA LOVER Saw Doctors
16 17 03 CRYING IN THE RAIN Aha
17 07 05 PUT ON YOUR MAKE-UP BZN [Fastest Faller]
18 18 10 Y'A PAS QUE LES GRANDS QUI REVENT Melody
19 09 05 SHOW ME HEAVEN Maria McKee [Fastest Faller]
20 14 08 HIJO DE LA LUNA Mecano ##

21 15 06 ZORBA'S DANCE Trio Hellenique
22 ---- 01 CRAZY FOR YOU David Hasselhoff
23 34 02 WINTER WONDERLAND Twiggy
24 44 05 IK LIG OP M'N KUSSEN STIL TE DROMEN Hepie en Hepie
25 16 17 CHRISTMAS ON 45 Holly and the Ivy's [Longest Laster]
26 20 04 RHYTHM OF THE RAIN Jason Donovan
27 21 06 HANKY PANKY Madonna
28 22 06 DAT KUMP DER NOW VAN Normaal
29 ---- 01 KING OF THE ROAD Proclaimers
30 23 07 RITMO DE LA NOCHE Mystic ##

31 24 05 RITMO DE LA NOCHE Lorca
32 36 03 FRENTE A FRENTE Chico et Roberta
33 ---- 01 UNE FEMME AVEC UNE FEMME / MUJER CONTRA MUJER Mecano
34 32 10 BEAN BAG Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass ##
35 27 09 WHAT'S A WOMAN? Vaya Con Dios
36 35 09 A SONG GOES OUT AROUND THE WORLD Egon Egemann
37 ---- 01 ALTOGETHER NOW The Farm
38 33 09 BANDIDO Azucar Moreno ##
39 29 05 DECK THE HALLS (WITH BOUGHS OF HOLLY) Berdien Stenberg [Fastest Faller] ##
40 30 09 LET'S PARTY Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers [Fastest Faller]

41 31 15 MERRY WE WILL BE / LA PULCE D'AQUA Angelo Branduardi [Fastest Faller]
42 41 06 OHNE DICH (SCHLAF' ICH HEUT NACHT NICHT EIN) Menchener Freiheit
43 ---- 01 (WE WANT) THE SAME THING Belinda Carlisle
44 ---- 01 SO HARD Pet Shop Boys
45 45 11 LITTLE SISTER LEAVING TOWN Tanita Tikaram
46 46 05 A LITTLE PEACE / EIN BISSCHEN FRIEDEN Nicole ##
47 49 06 RELEASE ME Wilson Phillips
48 ---- 01 KINKY BOOTS Patrick MacNee and Honor Blackman
49 43 15 MARY'S BOY CHILD Boney M
50 50 03 END OF THE WORLD Sonia
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Ten up, nine non-movers, twenty-three down, eight new entries - total hits to date 1017
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Postby Benny » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:06 pm

01 01 05 NAH NEH NAH Vaya Con Dios
02 ---- 01 ONLY THE ONES WE LOVE Tanita Tikaram [Strongest Starter] ##
05 12 03 FROM A DISTANCE Bette Midler
07 02 06 TONIGHT New Kids On The Block
09 10 04 THE POWER OF LOVE Laura Branigan
16 17 03 CRYING IN THE RAIN Aha
19 09 05 SHOW ME HEAVEN Maria McKee [Fastest Faller]
20 14 08 HIJO DE LA LUNA Mecano ##

26 20 04 RHYTHM OF THE RAIN Jason Donovan
33 ---- 01 UNE FEMME AVEC UNE FEMME / MUJER CONTRA MUJER Mecano
35 27 09 WHAT'S A WOMAN? Vaya Con Dios
37 ---- 01 ALTOGETHER NOW The Farm
42 41 06 OHNE DICH (SCHLAF' ICH HEUT NACHT NICHT EIN) Muenchener Freiheit
47 49 06 RELEASE ME Wilson Phillips

I like all these! 'Hijo de la luna' is my all-time favourite Spanish-language song.
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Postby Phoenixx » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:46 am

Love the cover version of your #01 from 2011 8-)
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Postby CZB » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:55 am

Thanks, Phoenixx and Benny ! :D

Benny wrote:20 14 08 HIJO DE LA LUNA Mecano ##
33 ---- 01 UNE FEMME AVEC UNE FEMME / MUJER CONTRA MUJER Mecano

'Hijo de la luna' is my all-time favourite Spanish-language song.
One of mine too ! It was number one in my chart for four months.

The follow-up was on its way to a peak of number two - but its sales success doesn't seem to have spread any further than France, where it reached number one.
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Postby CZB » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:00 pm

Another new month, another brand new chart . . . . .









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CZB'S TOP FORTY --------------------- Month 449 --------------------- FEBRUARY 2017
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01 01 03 IN THIS GAME Fritz Kalkbrenner ##
02 04 02 LE LAC Julien Doré ##
03 05 06 THIS GIRL Kungs vs Cookin On 3 Burners
04 07 04 BAD IDEAS Alle Farben
05 10 05 FILL MY LIFE UP Marco Z
06 02 06 BEAUTIFUL LIFE Lost Frequencies featuring Sandro Cavazza
07 17 04 MOONLIGHT SONG Aline and Ad [Rapid Riser]
08 03 06 ARIA C Cassandra [Fastest Faller]
09 08 07 FAST CAR Jonas Blue featuring Dakota
10 06 08 PLEASE TELL ROSIE Alle Farben featuring Younotus

11 09 08 SO I COULD FIND MY WAY Enya
12 11 04 DON'T BE SO SHY Imany ##
13 19 05 PINOCCHIO Pepeto
14 12 09 ONE CALL AWAY Charlie Puth
15 ---- 01 YOU Hooverphonic [Highest New Entry] ##
16 13 10 WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Adele
17 14 07 STRESSED OUT Twenty One Pilots
18 15 11 FADED Alan Walker ##
19 16 10 EVERYTHING IT TAKES Loretta Lynn featuring Elvis Costello ##
20 22 03 CAN'T STOP THIS FEELING Justin Timberlake

21 18 06 SING ME TO SLEEP Alan Walker ##
22 20 07 BURNING Noemie Wolfs
23 28 03 HIDING IN A SONG Hooverphonic
24 21 09 RUN AWAY TOGETHER Anouk ##
25 23 05 THE OCEAN Mike Perry featuring Shy Martin ##
26 25 08 LOIN D'ICI Zoe ##
27 26 12 MY SILVER LINING First Aid Kit
28 24 07 TEARS Clean Bandit featuring Louisa Johnson ##
29 27 08 I LIKE THE WAY I DANCE Hooverphonic
30 29 11 DRIVE ALL NIGHT Anna Kanzig

31 30 07 SUMMER GONNA COME AGAIN Supersister
32 31 14 MAGIC FLY Space [Longest Laster]
33 32 12 ECHOES IN RAIN Enya
34 ---- 01 THE LITTLE SWALLOW Katie Melua
35 33 10 DAS IST DEIN LEBEN Philipp Dittberner
36 34 11 MARVIN GAYE Charlie Puth featuring Meghan Trainor
37 35 13 IMMORTAL Marina and the Diamonds
38 37 14 CATCH AND RELEASE Matt Simons [Longest Laster]
39 38 14 BELLE Zaz [Longest Laster] ##
40 ---- 01 BE THE ONE Dua Lipa
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 00 ] ALONE Alan Walker [Chartbuster] ##
02 [ 04 ] RATATATAPLAN Raffaella Carra
03 [ 03 ] RIDE Twenty One Pilots
04 [ 05 ] DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME Frances
05 [ 06 ] LATE AT NIGHT Maywood
06 [ 11 ] ANOTHER DAY Paul Van Dyk
07 [ 07 ] TURALURALURALU - ICH MACH BUBU WAS MACHST DU Trio
08 [ 08 ] STOP THE CAVALRY Jona Lewie
09 [ 09 ] DEEPER SHADE OF BLUE Tina Cousins
10 [ 10 ] HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE Calvin Harris featuring Disciples

11 [ 14 ] ELENI HIEß EIN MäDCHEN Andrea Jurgens
12 [ 00 ] WHAT IS LOVE 2016 Lost Frequencies
13 [ 00 ] AUTOBAHN Kraftwerk
14 [ 19 ] REAL GOOD FEELING Gina, Dale Haze and the Champions
15 [ 20 ] FANTASY ISLAND Millionaires
16 [ 16 ] THESE DAYS Ozark Henry
17 [ 17 ] NO CONSPIRACY AT ALL Sioen
18 [ 18 ] PERFECT STRANGERS Jonas Blue featuring JP Cooper
19 [ 24 ] PLACES Martin Solveig featuring Ina Wroldsen
20 [ 21 ] CON ESPERANZA Peter Kent and Luisa Fernandez

21 [ 23 ] LOCO MIA Loco Mia
22 [ 00 ] OH BOY (THE MOOD I'M IN) Brotherhood of Man
23 [ 00 ] THE LAST FAREWELL Roger Whittaker
24 [ 25 ] HEARTBEAT Verena
25 [ 00 ] THE PUSHBIKE SONG Mixtures
26 [ 00 ] THE ENTERTAINER Swingle II
27 [ 30 ] GLADLY BELONG TO YOU Anny Schilder
28 [ 31 ] QUAND TU M'AIMES Herbert Leonard
29 [ 32 ] SELFCONTROL Natascha Wright
30 [ 00 ] MüHLE IM SCHWARZWALD Gilde Duo

31 [ 33 ] MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE Shakin' Stevens
32 [ 36 ] WHAT ARE WE GONNA GET 'ER INDOORS Dennis Waterman and George Cole
33 [ 00 ] U.O.ME Luv'
34 [ 00 ] MORE MORE MORE Andrea True Connection
35 [ 00 ] BIG SIX Judge Dread
36 [ 00 ] THREE TIMES A LADY Commodores
37 [ 39 ] THESE ARE THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES George Michael and Lisa Stansfield
38 [ 40 ] HEAL THE PAIN George Michael
39 [ 00 ] LAMBADA Kaoma
40 [ 00 ] EYE LEVEL Simon Park Orchestra
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Number one thirteen years ago: ANTHEM 2003 - Sensation
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Number one twenty-six years ago: ONLY THE ONES WE LOVE Tanita Tikaram
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“Sky And Sand” spent two months at number one back in 2009 for Paul and Fritz Kalkbrenner – but now Fritz on his own surpasses that, as “In This Game” remains in pole position for a third month. It’s the only non-mover in the top forty this time – and four out of eight climbers complete the top five, for Marco Z, Alle Farben, Kungs Vs Cookin On 3 Burners and Julien Doré. “Fill My Life Up”, “Bad Ideas”, “This Girl” and the former Chartbuster “Le Lac” each have a good chance of making it to the top next time – and perhaps so do Aline and Ad with this month’s Rapid Riser “Moonlight Song”, climbing ten places to number seven. Also still upwardly mobile are Pepeto with “Pinnochio” at 13, Justin Timberlake with “Can’t Stop The Feeling” at 20 and Hooverphonic with “Hiding In A Song” at 22 – while twenty-eight songs moving down include fastest faller Cassandra with “Aria C”, sliding five places to eight. Meanwhile, three hits are the joint longest lasters - “Magic Fly” from Space, “Catch And Release” by Matt Simons and Zaz’s version of “Belle”, each dropping one place after fourteen months in the top forty, and now at 32, 38 and 39 respectively - and there are three brand new entries. After a slow eleven-month journey through the breakers, the 21-year-old singer, songwriter and model Dua Lipa’s debut at number 40 with “Be The One” coincides with its very belated success in the UK chart – while Katie Melua has her thirteenth hit with “The Little Swallow” at 34, and last month’s Chartbuster from Hooverphonic, “You”, arrives at number 15 to give the Belgian group their tenth top forty entry.

Loalwa Braz died in strange circumstances this month at the age of 62. She was the singer of Kaoma’s worldwide hit “Lambada”, which returns to the top forty breakers. So does the UK number one “Eye Level” by the Simon Park Orchestra, written under the alias “Jack Trombey” by Dutch composer Jan Stoeckart – who also recently passed away, aged 89. That was the theme from the detective drama “Van Der Valk” in the 1970s – the decade which I have revisited this month to find ten overlooked potential hits, one from each year. From 1970, there’s “The Pushbike Song” by the Mixtures, from 1971 comes Roger Whittaker with “The Last Farewell”, while 1972 brings Judge Dread and “Big Six”. The middle of the decade provides “The Entertainer” from Swingle II, “Autobahn” from Kraftwerk, “Mühle Im Schwarzwald” by Gilde Duo and “More More More” by Andrea True Connection – while 1977, 1978 and 1979 offer “Oh Boy” from Brotherhood of Man, “Three Times A Lady” by the Commodores and “U.O.Me” from Luv’. Meanwhile, there are just two promising recent releases – one of which is the fourth consecutive number one in his Belgian homeland for Lost Frequencies. The other three – “Are You With Me”, “Reality” and “Beautiful Life” – were all major successes in my chart too, so perhaps “What Is Love 2016”, his reworking of the song by Haddaway, will also be a new entry next time. But guaranteed a place there in one month from now is the third release, and the third Chartbuster, by a nineteen-year-old DJ and music producer from Northampton with an English father and a Norwegian mother. He has employed a different uncredited vocalist this time – but, bizarrely, this also gives her a third Chartbuster ! Born Jonnali Mikaela Parmenius in Stockholm, Sweden in 1987, but now using the stage name Noonie Bao, she previously sung both on “I Could Be The One” by Avicii vs Nicky Romero and on “Dust Clears” by Clean Bandit. My Record of the Month for February 2017 is Alan Walker, and Alone”.







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Postby CZB » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:00 pm

Thanks, Phoenixx ! :D



Now, it's already time to revisit a period in which there were many more new entries and high climbers in the charts of Western Europe, and in my own chart, than there are now ! I was twenty-three, working hard as a first-year audit senior, temporarily the only one out of the group of twenty-one who had begun training two and a half years earlier that had passed all the professional exams required to become a Chartered Accountant - and I was enjoying these (mostly) then current singles:



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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 102 ---------------------------------- FEBRUARY 1988
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01 03 04 RED ROSE CAFE The Fureys and Davey Arthur
02 25 02 ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys
03 10 02 SONS AND DAUGHTERS Kerri and Mick ##
04 01 06 BALLA....BALLA Francesco Napoli
05 05 03 EVERLASTING LOVE Sandra ##
06 13 02 WHAT A NIGHT (PARTY NIGHT) Dolly Dots
07 02 06 MYFANWY David Essex
08 06 04 MORNING GLORY Foster and Allen ##
09 15 02 PART OF ME (WILL ALWAYS BE IN LOVE WITH YOU) Foster and Allen
10 28 02 HIT MIX Fun Fun

11 04 04 I'LL PUT YOU TOGETHER AGAIN Hot Chocolate
12 07 06 YOU CAUGHT MY EYE Judy Boucher
13 27 02 G.T.O. Sinitta
14 12 03 LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE Bananarama
15 09 07 CROCKET'S THEME Jan Hammer
16 37 02 PAPA CHICO Tony Esposito
17 17 06 DAS WURFELSPIEL Juliane Werding
18 34 02 BARCELONA Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe
19 41 02 CHINA IN YOUR HAND T'Pau [Rapid Riser]
20 20 04 AMORE BZN

21 18 07 IT'S A SIN Pet Shop Boys
22 22 04 A PLACE IN THE CHOIR Brendan Shine
23 23 03 TWILIGHT BZN
24 24 04 LET YOUR SUN SHINE Frank Ashton and Mariska van Kolck
25 40 02 KuSS DIE HAND SCHoNE FRAU Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung
26 ---- 01 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl [Strongest Starter] ##
27 ---- 01 I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue
28 08 05 VOYAGE VOYAGE Desireless
29 11 06 TOY BOY Sinitta
30 ---- 01 BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) Sabrina

31 14 05 HOLIDAY The Other Ones ##
32 26 11 BOLERO (HOLD ME IN YOUR ARMS) Fancy [Longest Laster]
33 ---- 01 JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis
34 46 02 THE WISHING WELL Various Artists
35 16 05 FANTASY DREAM Ami Aspelund
36 36 06 PRETTY YOUNG GIRLS Bad Boys Blue
37 ---- 01 THE BLACK SHEEP Foster and Allen
38 42 03 YOU WIN AGAIN Bee Gees
39 35 07 STAR TREKKIN' The Firm ##
40 19 05 LENA 2 Belgen

41 ---- 01 SOLANG MANN TRäUME NOCH LEBEN KANN Munchener Freiheit
42 32 06 DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL Whitney Houston
43 21 06 DON'T TALK TO ME OF LOVE Midnight Blue [Fastest Faller]
44 ---- 01 Y.M.C.A. Village People
45 45 03 SWEETHEART, DARLING, MY DEER Mixed Emotions
46 47 02 UND WENN DIE NACHT KOMMT Nicole
47 ---- 01 I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW Tiffany
48 48 03 I CAN'T LET GO Vicki Brown
49 ---- 01 BOG EYED JOG Ray Moore
50 50 02 NO SPEED LIMITS ("NO LIMITS" THEME) Jonathan King
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Fourteen up, ten non-movers, seventeen down, nine new entries - total hits to date 723
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Postby Phoenixx » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:45 pm

Liked Always On My Mi´nd when I were younger 8-)
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Postby Benny » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:20 pm

02 25 02 ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys
14 12 03 LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE Bananarama
15 09 07 CROCKET'S THEME Jan Hammer
21 18 07 IT'S A SIN Pet Shop Boys
27 ---- 01 I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue
28 08 05 VOYAGE VOYAGE Desireless
30 ---- 01 BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) Sabrina
38 42 03 YOU WIN AGAIN Bee Gees
42 32 06 DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL Whitney Houston
44 ---- 01 Y.M.C.A. Village People
47 ---- 01 I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW Tiffany

I like all these, especially 'It's A Sin' & 'You Win Again'. :P
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Postby CZB » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:00 am

Thanks again, Phoenixx and Benny ! Although they had two number ones on my chart later on - in 1991 and 2013 - "It's A Sin" and "Always On My Mind" remain the two most successful Pet Shop Boys hits in my all-time ranking, Both are in my top 100 of all time . . . . .







. . . . . and so are several of the singles in this next retro chart - including the very first by Nicole, who I just discovered is now a grandmother ! i had somehow become aware of this release a few months before she would become internationally famous with the follow-up, which won the Eurovision Song Contest - but everything else in my chart of thirty-five years ago this month came from the charts of the UK and Ireland, the only ones I was listening to back then. Otherwise, I was concentrating mainly on my schoolwork, with most of my "A" levels just a few months away. This was my favourite music when I was seventeen years old . . . . .







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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 31 ---------------------------------- FEBRUARY 1982
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01 ---- 01 A BUNCH OF THYME Foster and Allen [Strongest Starter] ##
02 12 03 THE LITTLE SHIRT MY MOTHER MADE FOR ME Bards [Rapid Riser]
03 01 06 WHEN YOU WERE SWEET SIXTEEN The Fureys and Davey Arthur
04 02 05 LABELLED WITH LOVE Squeeze ##
05 09 03 LET'S ALL SING LIKE THE BIRDIES SING Tweets
06 10 02 YELLOW PEARL Philip Lynott ##
07 15 04 CAMBODIA Kim Wilde
08 11 03 CHRISTMAS ON 45 Holly and the Ivy's
09 04 06 IT'S MY PARTY Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin
10 ---- 01 MAID OF ORLEANS Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

11 03 06 DE VOGELTJESDANS (ORIGINAL BIRD DANCE) Electronica's [Fastest Faller]
12 05 06 BIRDIE SONG (BIRDIE DANCE) Tweets
13 06 18 DO IT DO IT AGAIN Raffaella Carra ##
14 07 06 TEARS ON THE TELEPHONE Glen Curtin and Debbie ##
15 08 03 HOKEY COKEY Snowmen
16 16 31 THE GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE The Fureys and Davey Arthur [Longest Laster]
17 17 09 CAN CAN Bad Manners ##
18 18 08 THERE'S A GUY WORKS DOWN THE CHIP SHOP SWEARS HE'S ELVIS Kirsty MacColl
19 19 07 LANNIGAN'S BALL Bards ##
20 ---- 01 GO WILD IN THE COUNTRY Bow Wow Wow

21 13 04 HOOKED ON A CAN CAN Royal Philharmonic Orchestra [Fastest Faller] ##
22 14 06 HOOKED ON CLASSICS Royal Philharmonic Orchestra [Fastest Faller]
23 20 03 STARS OVER 45 Chas and Dave ##
24 24 31 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN Brendan Shine [Longest Laster]
25 28 30 ONE DAY AT A TIME Gloria ##
26 30 04 DON'T FLY SO HIGH, MY LITTLE BIRD Nicole
27 ---- 01 MICKEY Toni Basil
28 23 04 HANDS UP (GIVE ME YOUR HEART) Ottawan
29 ---- 01 SEVEN TEARS Goombay Dance Band
30 22 07 (SI SI) JE SUIS UN ROCK STAR Bill Wyman [Fastest Faller]
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Postby CZB » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:00 pm

Another new month, and for once there are several promising new recent releases ! :o









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CZB'S TOP FORTY ---------------------------------- Month 450 ---------------------------------- MARCH 2017
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01 12 05 DON'T BE SO SHY Imany [Rapid Riser] ##
02 05 06 FILL MY LIFE UP Marco Z
03 01 04 IN THIS GAME Fritz Kalkbrenner ##
04 02 03 LE LAC Julien Doré ##
05 07 05 MOONLIGHT SONG Aline and Ad
06 03 07 THIS GIRL Kungs vs Cookin On 3 Burners
07 04 05 BAD IDEAS Alle Farben
08 06 07 BEAUTIFUL LIFE Lost Frequencies featuring Sandro Cavazza
09 08 07 ARIA C Cassandra
10 ---- 01 AUTOBAHN Kraftwerk [Highest New Entry]

11 15 02 YOU Hooverphonic ##
12 09 08 FAST CAR Jonas Blue featuring Dakota
13 10 09 PLEASE TELL ROSIE Alle Farben featuring Younotus
14 ---- 01 ALONE Alan Walker ##
15 11 09 SO I COULD FIND MY WAY Enya
16 14 10 ONE CALL AWAY Charlie Puth
17 ---- 01 OH BOY (THE MOOD I'M IN) Brotherhood of Man
18 16 11 WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Adele
19 17 08 STRESSED OUT Twenty One Pilots
20 13 06 PINOCCHIO Pepeto

21 18 12 FADED Alan Walker ##
22 19 11 EVERYTHING IT TAKES Loretta Lynn featuring Elvis Costello ##
23 20 04 CAN'T STOP THIS FEELING Justin Timberlake
24 32 15 MAGIC FLY Space [Longest Laster]
25 21 07 SING ME TO SLEEP Alan Walker ##
26 22 08 BURNING Noemie Wolfs
27 23 04 HIDING IN A SONG Hooverphonic
28 26 09 LOIN D'ICI Zoe ##
29 28 08 TEARS Clean Bandit featuring Louisa Johnson ##
30 29 09 I LIKE THE WAY I DANCE Hooverphonic

31 24 10 RUN AWAY TOGETHER Anouk ##
32 34 02 THE LITTLE SWALLOW Katie Melua
33 25 06 THE OCEAN Mike Perry featuring Shy Martin [Fastest Faller] ##
34 27 13 MY SILVER LINING First Aid Kit
35 33 13 ECHOES IN RAIN Enya
36 40 02 BE THE ONE Dua Lipa
37 30 12 DRIVE ALL NIGHT Anna Kanzig
38 31 08 SUMMER GONNA COME AGAIN Supersister
39 35 11 DAS IST DEIN LEBEN Philipp Dittberner
40 ---- 01 THE PUSHBIKE SONG Mixtures
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 00 ] GREY Kölsch [Chartbuster] ##
02 [ 02 ] RATATATAPLAN Raffaella Carra
03 [ 03 ] RIDE Twenty One Pilots
04 [ 04 ] DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME Frances
05 [ 05 ] LATE AT NIGHT Maywood
06 [ 06 ] ANOTHER DAY Paul Van Dyk
07 [ 12 ] WHAT IS LOVE 2016 Lost Frequencies
08 [ 23 ] THE LAST FAREWELL Roger Whittaker
09 [ 09 ] DEEPER SHADE OF BLUE Tina Cousins
10 [ 10 ] HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE Calvin Harris featuring Disciples

11 [ 30 ] MüHLE IM SCHWARZWALD Gilde Duo
12 [ 15 ] FANTASY ISLAND Millionaires
13 [ 00 ] LOVE ON THE BRAIN Rihanna
14 [ 14 ] REAL GOOD FEELING Gina, Dale Haze and the Champions
15 [ 00 ] PLAY THAT SONG Train
16 [ 16 ] THESE DAYS Ozark Henry
17 [ 17 ] NO CONSPIRACY AT ALL Sioen
18 [ 18 ] PERFECT STRANGERS Jonas Blue featuring JP Cooper
19 [ 19 ] PLACES Martin Solveig featuring Ina Wroldsen
20 [ 20 ] CON ESPERANZA Peter Kent and Luisa Fernandez

21 [ 21 ] LOCO MIA Loco Mia
22 [ 24 ] HEARTBEAT Verena
23 [ 26 ] THE ENTERTAINER Swingle II
24 [ 00 ] ON HOLD - XX
25 [ 00 ] HEAR ME NOW Alok and Bruno Martini featuring Zeeba
26 [ 27 ] GLADLY BELONG TO YOU Anny Schilder
27 [ 28 ] QUAND TU M'AIMES Herbert Leonard
28 [ 29 ] SELFCONTROL Natascha Wright
29 [ 33 ] U.O.ME Luv'
30 [ 39 ] LAMBADA Kaoma

31 [ 00 ] DREAM ON Amy MacDonald
32 [ 36 ] THREE TIMES A LADY Commodores
33 [ 34 ] MORE MORE MORE Andrea True Connection
34 [ 35 ] BIG SIX Judge Dread
35 [ 00 ] PAPA PINGOUIN Sophie et Magaly
36 [ 00 ] AMOUR ON T'AIME Arlette Zola
37 [ 00 ] KLODEN DREJER Gry
38 [ 00 ] LENGE LEVE LIVET Dollie DeLuxe
39 [ 00 ] GENTE DI MARE Tozzi/Raf
40 [ 00 ] MONO I AGAPI Anna Vissi
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Number one fifteen years ago: MOI....LOLITA Alizee
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Number one thirty years ago: STAY WITH ME TIL THE MORNING New London Chorale / Vicky Brown
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There’s a new number one in my 450th chart – and the first in just over four years to rise to the top having fallen in the previous month. Moving 17-12-11-12-01, 37-year-old French pop/soul singer-songwriter Imany has the 223rd hit to reach pole position, “Don’t Be So Shy”. The remix of this 2015 release by the Russian duo Filatov and Karas also enabled it to top the singles charts of various countries – including Austria, France and Germany – and its ascent of eleven places means that the former Chartbuster is also this month’s Rapid Riser. Just six other hits are upwardly mobile – Marco Z climbs from number five to the runner-up spot with “Fill My Life Up”, Aline and Ad go up two more places into the top five with “Moonlight Song”, and there are similarly modest moves for all three of February’s new entries. Hooverphonic’s “You” is up from 15 to 11, Katie Melua goes from 34 to 32 with “The Little Swallow”, and Dua Lipa clambers from 40 to 36 with one of several current major UK hits for her, “Be The One”. But the second biggest mover is also this month’s longest laster – “Magic Fly” rebounds from 32 to 24 in its fifteenth appearance for Space – and three other old singles from the 1970s make very belated top forty debuts. The Mixtures pedal in at number 40 with “The Pushbike Song” – which was a number one for them in their Australian homeland and in nearby New Zealand in early 1971, and which I probably first became aware of in a sketch from “The Paul Hogan Show”. Brotherhood of Man are probably most famous for winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1976 – and one of their follow-up singles from 1977, “Oh Boy (The Mood I’m In)” now suddenly crashes in at number 17. And the highest new entry is straight in at number 10 for Kraftwerk – “Autobahn”. That’s five places above the only new hit this time from the current century – as Alan Walker places a third simultaneous track in the top forty with “Alone”, February’s Chartbuster. His other two, “Faded” and “Sing Me To Sleep”, are among twenty-nine hits moving down – the fastest faller being another former Chartbuster, as “The Ocean” drifts down eight places to 33 for Mike Perry featuring Shy Martin.

In the absence of anything very promising from the admittedly low number of entries I have heard so far for the upcoming 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, the previously overlooked potential hits that will be arriving in the breakers in the next few months are from contests of the distant past. This month’s batch of six are from the 1980s – all are from different countries, and almost as great a variety of languages is involved. They are: Luxembourg’s 1980 submission from Sophie and Magaly, “Papa Pingouin”; the Swiss entry from 1982, “Amour On T’Aime” by Arlette Zola; the Greek song from the same year, “Mono I Agapi” from Anna Vissi; the Danes Gry with “Kloden Drejer” from 1983; Norway’s Dollie DeLuxe and “Lenge Leve Livet” from 1984, and Italy’s Tozzi/Raf with “Gente Di Mare” from 1987. Anna Vissi and Dollie DeLuxe have previously reached my chart with another hit each – “Everything” and “Carmen/Gimme Some Lovin’” respectively – but all the others are looking for a first and very belated success. However, in contrast with recent months, there are no fewer than six much more recent releases that could be chartbound in the months ahead. Four of them are by acts that have previously charted – including London-based trio the XX, who reached number 16 with “Angels”, and could follow up that success with “On Hold”. The Californian rock band Train have only had one top forty hit out of six previous breakers – “Bruises”, featuring Ashley Monroe, peaked at number 18 – but perhaps “Play That Song” could become their second. Rihanna has featured on six breakers to date – two solo and four collaborations. Her biggest success in my top forty so far has been “Who’s That Chick”, with David Guetta – and “Love On The Brain” might turn into her fourth hit. And Amy MacDonald has already had six hits out of nine breakers – the biggest being “Mr Rock and Roll”, which got to number six. Like Madonna, Marina and the Diamonds and others, the music consumers of the UK seem to have decided that she’s now just going to be an albums chart artist – but nonetheless “Dream On”, the first track promoted from her latest album, could be another hit in my top forty. Meanwhile, Brazilian DJs Alok and Bruno Martini, featuring vocals by American singer Zeeba, also have a potential hit with “Hear Me Now”, which is beginning to make some progress in the charts of various European countries – but it is another dance track, and an instrumental, that is the new Chartbuster, guaranteed a place in next month’s top forty. It’s by an electronic/techno musician born in Denmark in 1977, who has been releasing singles for at least seven years – and one of them has come to my attention through being a minor hit in Belgium in recent weeks. I find it slightly reminiscent of Ten Walls’ “Walking With Elephants” – which spent three months as my number one, so that may be a good omen ! My Record of the Month for March 2017 is Kölsch, and “Grey”.







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Postby CZB » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:30 pm

Just one retro chart this month - and thirty-one years ago, I was twenty-one years old . . . . . I was in my first year of the seven I spent in full-time employment . . . . . and this is the music I was enjoying from the wide range of charts from all around the continent I was tuning into, including some singles released a few years earlier that I had only recently managed to obtain !




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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 80 ---------------------------------- MARCH 1986
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01 03 03 STARTING TOGETHER Su Pollard
02 02 12 THE LOST OPERA Kimera and the Operaiders with the L.S.O. [Longest Laster]
03 04 03 MOSCOW NIGHTS Anya
04 06 03 BA-BA-BANKUBERFALL Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung ##
05 20 02 HER FATHER DIDN'T LIKE ME ANYWAY Jim McCann ##
06 01 04 ONLY LOVE Nana Mouskouri ##
07 12 03 THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR EASTWOOD Dermot Morgan
08 22 02 CHAIN REACTION Diana Ross
09 15 04 TOUCH BY TOUCH Joy
10 ---- 01 BROTHER LOUIE Modern Talking [Strongest Starter] ##

11 11 05 CHERI CHERI LADY Modern Talking
12 09 05 THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush ##
13 33 02 WOODY BOOGIE Baltimora [Rapid Riser]
14 14 03 MEDLEY 1985 - Village People
15 07 11 FOR EVERYONE Wind ##
16 27 02 LET'S TAKE YOU BACK TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS Tommies
17 ---- 01 MANIC MONDAY Bangles
18 36 02 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Sarah Brightman and Steve Harley
19 35 02 THE TOWN I LOVED SO WELL Paddy Reilly
20 26 05 A SONG FOR IRELAND Barleycorn

21 ---- 01 WALK OF LIFE Dire Straits
22 10 03 MOLLY MY LOVELY MOLLY Foster and Allen
23 18 06 VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR Buggles
24 ---- 01 DESTINY Jennifer Rush
25 05 05 SPANISH EDDIE Laura Branigan
26 08 08 YOU'RE A WOMAN Bad Boys Blue
27 16 09 "BROOKSIDE" THEME Dave Roylance and Steve Wright
28 23 07 RUN AWAY HOME - BZN
29 21 08 LIVING ON VIDEO Trans X
30 30 04 "HOWARDS' WAY" THEME Simon May

31 ---- 01 GIRLIE GIRLIE Sophie George
32 32 03 A SONG FOR IRELAND De Danann
33 13 07 THE SHOW (THEME FROM "CONNIE") Rebecca Storm
34 34 04 HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO Bonnie Tyler
35 19 06 (I'LL NEVER BE) MARIA MAGDALENA Sandra ##
36 ---- 01 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT Sandra
37 37 02 PALOMA BLANCA George Baker Selection
38 24 08 BLACKSTAR Georgie Davis
39 29 05 TAKE ON ME A-ha
40 39 08 TARZAN BOY Baltimora

41 41 08 SANTA LUCIA BY NIGHT George Baker Selection
42 ---- 01 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL Tavares
43 ---- 01 SO MACHO Sinitta
44 ---- 01 JEANNY Falco
45 17 03 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE Shakin' Stevens [Fastest Faller]
46 25 07 BARBER'S ROCK - BZN
47 28 11 ALL AT ONCE Whitney Houston
48 31 05 WHAT'S YOUR NAME? Zinno
49 38 09 MY HEART IS IN IRELAND Wolfe Tones
50 40 06 BODY ROCK Maria Vidal
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Postby Benny » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:41 pm

08 22 02 CHAIN REACTION Diana Ross
10 ---- 01 BROTHER LOUIE Modern Talking [Strongest Starter] ##
12 09 05 THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush ##
14 14 03 MEDLEY 1985 - Village People
17 ---- 01 MANIC MONDAY Bangles
21 ---- 01 WALK OF LIFE Dire Straits
24 ---- 01 DESTINY Jennifer Rush
25 05 05 SPANISH EDDIE Laura Branigan
34 34 04 HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO Bonnie Tyler
35 19 06 (I'LL NEVER BE) MARIA MAGDALENA Sandra ##
36 ---- 01 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT Sandra
39 29 05 TAKE ON ME A-ha
40 39 08 TARZAN BOY Baltimora
47 28 11 ALL AT ONCE Whitney Houston

I like all these :P
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Postby CZB » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:00 pm

Thanks, Benny ! :D

35 19 06 (I'LL NEVER BE) MARIA MAGDALENA Sandra ##
36 ---- 01 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT Sandra
It was bizarre, and disappointing, that Sandra never had any great success in the UK. These and other of her singles were released here (some of them more than once!) but she could never make it into the top forty, in contrast with her excellent performance in the German-speaking countries and other parts of Europe . . . . .







Now, back to the present (or as much of it as can be featured in my current chart nowadays!) :

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CZB'S TOP FORTY ------------------------ Month 451 ----------------------- APRIL 2017
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01 01 06 DON'T BE SO SHY Imany ##
02 ---- 01 GREY Kölsch [Highest New Entry] ##
03 02 07 FILL MY LIFE UP Marco Z
04 10 02 AUTOBAHN Kraftwerk
05 17 02 OH BOY (THE MOOD I'M IN) Brotherhood of Man [Rapid Riser]
06 04 04 LE LAC Julien Doré ##
07 05 06 MOONLIGHT SONG Aline and Ad
08 03 05 IN THIS GAME Fritz Kalkbrenner ##
09 06 08 THIS GIRL Kungs vs Cookin ON 3 Burners
10 07 06 BAD IDEAS Alle Farben

11 14 02 ALONE Alan Walker ##
12 11 03 YOU Hooverphonic ##
13 08 08 BEAUTIFUL LIFE Lost Frequencies featuring Sandro Cavazza
14 09 08 ARIA C Cassandra
15 23 05 CAN'T STOP THE FEELING Justin Timberlake
16 12 09 FAST CAR Jonas Blue featuring Dakota
17 13 10 PLEASE TELL ROSIE Alle Farben featuring Younotus
18 15 10 SO I COULD FIND MY WAY Enya
19 16 11 ONE CALL AWAY Charlie Puth
20 ---- 01 LOVE ON THE BRAIN Rihanna

21 19 09 STRESSED OUT Twenty One Pilots
22 20 07 PINOCCHIO Pepeto
23 22 12 EVERYTHING IT TAKES Loretta Lynn featuring Elvis Costello ##
24 24 16 MAGIC FLY Space [Longest Laster]
25 36 03 BE THE ONE Dua Lipa
26 18 12 WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Adele
27 25 08 SING ME TO SLEEP Alan Walker ##
28 26 09 BURNING Noemie Wolfs
29 27 05 HIDING IN A SONG Hooverphonic
30 40 02 THE PUSHBIKE SONG Mixtures

31 28 10 LOIN D'ICI Zoe ##
32 29 09 TEARS Clean Bandit featuring Louisa Johnson ##
33 30 10 I LIKE THE WAY I DANCE Hooverphonic
34 31 11 RUN AWAY TOGETHER Anouk ##
35 32 03 THE LITTLE SWALLOW Katie Melua
36 ---- 01 RATATATAPLAN Raffaella Carra
37 21 13 FADED Alan Walker [Fastest Faller] ##
38 34 14 MY SILVER LINING First Aid Kit
39 35 14 ECHOES IN RAIN Enya
40 ---- 01 PLAY THAT SONG Train
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01 [ 25 ] HEAR ME NOW Alok and Bruno Martini featuring Zeeba [Chartbuster] ##
02 [ 04 ] DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME Frances
03 [ 03 ] RIDE Twenty One Pilots
04 [ 08 ] THE LAST FAREWELL Roger Whittaker
05 [ 05 ] LATE AT NIGHT Maywood
06 [ 06 ] ANOTHER DAY Paul Van Dyk
07 [ 07 ] WHAT IS LOVE 2016 Lost Frequencies
08 [ 09 ] DEEPER SHADE OF BLUE Tina Cousins
09 [ 11 ] MüHLE IM SCHWARZWALD Gilde Duo
10 [ 12 ] FANTASY ISLAND Millionaires

11 [ 35 ] PAPA PINGOUIN Sophie et Magaly
12 [ 29 ] U.O.ME Luv'
13 [ 31 ] DREAM ON Amy MacDonald
14 [ 14 ] REAL GOOD FEELING Gina, Dale Haze and the Champions
15 [ 24 ] ON HOLD - XX
16 [ 19 ] PLACES Martin Solveig featuring Ina Wroldsen
17 [ 18 ] PERFECT STRANGERS Jonas Blue featuring JP Cooper
18 [ 23 ] THE ENTERTAINER Swingle II
19 [ 00 ] TRYING TO PRETEND Noemie Wolfs
20 [ 20 ] CON ESPERANZA Peter Kent and Luisa Fernandez

21 [ 21 ] LOCO MIA Loco Mia
22 [ 22 ] HEARTBEAT Verena
23 [ 00 ] COCOON Milky Chance
24 [ 36 ] AMOUR ON T'AIME Arlette Zola
25 [ 30 ] LAMBADA Kaoma
26 [ 26 ] GLADLY BELONG TO YOU Anny Schilder
27 [ 27 ] QUAND TU M'AIMES Herbert Leonard
28 [ 28 ] SELFCONTROL Natascha Wright
29 [ 32 ] THREE TIMES A LADY Commodores
30 [ 37 ] KLODEN DREJER Gry

31 [ 39 ] GENTE DI MARE Tozzi/Raf
32 [ 33 ] MORE MORE MORE Andrea True Connection
33 [ 34 ] BIG SIX Judge Dread
34 [ 38 ] LENGE LEVE LIVET Dollie DeLuxe
35 [ 40 ] MONO I AGAPI Anna Vissi
36 [ 00 ] UN DEUX TROIS Catherine Ferry
37 [ 00 ] CROSS YOUR HEART Tina Reynolds
38 [ 00 ] ERES TU Mocedades
39 [ 00 ] DING-A-DONG Teach-In
40 [ 00 ] MRS CAROLINE ROBINSON Springtime
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Number one eleven years ago: UNDER THE WEATHER - KT Tunstall
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Number one twenty-two years ago: SISTER GOLDEN HAIR Spanic
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Just two of the hits in my previous chart remain in the same places in this new one – the longest laster from Space, “Magic Fly”, stays at number 24 in its sixteenth month, and after finally racing up to number one, Imany holds on to pole position with “Don’t Be So Shy”. However, a few strong challengers to take over next time arrive in the top five – led by the instrumental that was last month’s Chartbuster. “Grey” by Kölsch is the highest of four brand new entries, crashing straight in at number two – while two of last month’s very belated new arrivals make impressive climbs at numbers four and five. From 1974, “Autobahn” by Kraftwerk motors up six places, while Brotherhood Of Man are in the mood to be this month’s Rapid Riser, making a move of twelve places with “Oh Boy” from 1977. Just four other tracks are moving up – Alan Walker with “Alone” from 14 to 11, Justin Timberlake with “Can’t Stop The Feeling” from 23 to 15, Dua Lipa with “Be The One” from 36 to 25, and another of the very old singles that took a long time to get into gear – “The Pushbike Song” from the Mixtures, up ten places at number 30. Six places lower is a new entry for a track which may or may not have been a single in the early 1980s – and which I originally saw on at least one imported Italian music programme that aired in the very earliest months of Channel Four. The correct spelling of its title is “Ratatataplan” – but that’s not what appears on most of the albums featuring it, which made it more difficult to track one down! It becomes the eighth top forty hit for the 73-year-old actress, presenter and singer Raffaella Carra – the most well-known of which, and her only major UK success, stands at number three in my all-time list. In contrast, neither Rihanna nor Train are even in the top 1000 with their best efforts to date – but they also have new hits this month. The 29-year-old from Barbados is in at number 20 with “Love On The Brain”, while the American roots rock band from San Francisco snatch the number 40 spot with “Play That Song”. All of this leaves twenty-eight hits moving down – and the fastest faller is a former Chartbuster and a former number one – Alan Walker dives sixteen places to number 37 with “Faded”.

As the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest comes closer – unless, of course, it has to be cancelled due to certain difficulties relating to the Ukrainian venue and the entrant put forward from neighbouring Russia – it’s unfortunate that neither of the two very promising entries I have noticed in recent weeks are yet eligible for inclusion in the top forty breakers. Hopefully physical releases will follow in the not too distant future. However, another Eurovision decade is celebrated this month with five previously neglected gems from the 1970’s – the first decade during which I was able to watch the contest! The Spanish song from 1973 by Mocedades, the Irish one from 1974 by Tina Reynolds, the Dutch winner of 1975 by Teach-In, the French submission from 1976 by Catherine Ferry, and the Swedish representative for 1978 by Springtime could all become hits in my chart next month – but of course “Eres Tu”, “Cross Your Heart”, “Ding-A-Dong”, “Un Deux Trois” and “Mrs Caroline Robinson” are competing against all the 1980s Eurovision songs that arrived in the breakers last time, and against all the other (mostly) more recent releases there. Delays to physical availability seem to be occurring more and more nowadays – as well as the two 2017 Eurovision entries already mentioned, a couple of other promising new tracks also have to be held back for the very same reason. But there are two recent songs that are able to be included – “Trying To Pretend” by Noemie Wolfs and “Cocoon” from Milky Chance. Unfortunately, neither of these are inside the top 100 – they are in at 104 and 108 respectively in the extended chart – so a top forty entry next time can’t be guaranteed. Instead, this month’s Chartbuster is the track making the biggest climb into the top 100 from below it. Moving up from 110 to 55 are two Brazilian DJs whose track with vocals by an American singer is still performing well in various European charts. My Record of the Month is Alok and Bruno Martini featuring Zeeba, and Hear Me Now.




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Postby CZB » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:00 pm

Now, this month's first retro chart. I was eighteen years old, and my first-year exams at university were not far off. I had recently discovered, and started listening to, the Dutch chart shows on Hilversum-3 radio, and I found quite a few songs I liked from the Eurovision Song Contest. Not only from that year - 1983 - but I had also bought a double-LP containing all the previous winners, and one from more than a decade earlier rose to the top of my monthly chart !







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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 045 ---------------------------------- APRIL 1983
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01 19 02 APRES TOI / COME WHAT MAY Vicky Leandros
02 02 02 DAME UN BESO Raffaella Carra ##
03 29 02 JUST AN ILLUSION BZN [Rapid Riser]
04 23 02 MIDNIGHT BLUE Midnight Blue featuring Louise Tucker
05 21 04 PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ Taco
06 01 03 MAGGIE Foster and Allen ##
07 03 04 WORDS F.R. David
08 07 04 ANNA (LET ME IN, LET ME OUT) Trio
09 04 04 WISH I COULD WRITE A LOVE SONG Chas and Dave ##
10 36 02 WAVES Blancmange [Rapid Riser]

11 09 06 A SONG OF LOVE Nicole
12 08 09 IT'S GONNA BE A LONG NIGHT The Kids From "Fame" featuring Lori Singer
13 ---- 01 MIDNIGHT BLUE Piet Knarren [Strongest Starter] ##
14 10 08 THIOS CHOIS NA TRA DOMH Clannad
15 06 03 MY OLD COUNTRY HOME Brendan Shine
16 ---- 01 BREAKAWAY Tracey Ullman
17 ---- 01 SING ME A SONG Bernadette
18 ---- 01 DO-RE-MI Jahn Teigan and Anita Skorgan
19 33 02 BUFFALO BILL'S LAST SCRATCH Barron Knights
20 30 02 ICH HAB' DICH DOCH LIEB Nicole and Trio

21 11 15 A BUNCH OF THYME Foster and Allen ##
22 12 08 BUTTERFLY Nicole
23 ---- 01 LOVE ISN'T LOVE Carola
24 05 05 A WINTER'S TALE David Essex
25 ---- 01 WE ARE DETECTIVE The Thompson Twins
26 24 03 LOVERS OF A KIND Pussycat
27 28 06 UPSIDE DOWN Vanessa ##
28 13 03 THE TUNNEL OF LOVE Fun Boy Three
29 14 06 SAVE YOUR LOVE Renee and Renato
30 ---- 01 AMICALEMENT VOTRE Lio

31 15 03 GENETIC ENGINEERING Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
32 16 07 HARD TO SAY I'M SORRY Chicago
33 38 32 DO IT DO IT AGAIN Raffaella Carra [Longest Laster] ##
34 17 09 JOHN WAYNE IS BIG LEGGY Haysi Fantayzee
35 25 05 CA PLANE POUR MOI Plastic Bertrand
36 ---- 01 ADIOS AMIGO Raffaella Carra
37 37 12 A LITTLE PEACE / EIN BISSCHEN FRIEDEN Nicole ##
38 22 09 TAKE AWAY THE HEARTACHES / MEINE KLEINE FREIHEIT Nicole ##
39 18 02 IN THE BLEAK MID WINTER Nevada [Fastest Faller]
40 20 03 SHINY SHINY Haysi Fantayzee
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Nine up, two non-movers, twenty-one down, eight new entries - total hits to date 252
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Postby Benny » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:27 pm

03 29 02 JUST AN ILLUSION BZN [Rapid Riser]
05 21 04 PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ Taco
07 03 04 WORDS F.R. David
29 14 06 SAVE YOUR LOVE Renee and Renato
32 16 07 HARD TO SAY I'M SORRY Chicago
35 25 05 CA PLANE POUR MOI Plastic Bertrand

These are the only ones I know and like :P
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Postby CZB » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:00 pm

Thanks again, Benny ! :D

35 25 05 CA PLANE POUR MOI Plastic Bertrand
I'm sure it wasn't just me that noticed in 1987 when he sung for Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest, his voice didn't sound remotely similar to the one on this single. Eventually - apparently only in 2010 - he admitted that he hadn't actually sung "Ca Plane Pour Moi" or anything else on his first four albums !







Now, two-thirds of the way through April already - it's time for another retro chart . . . . .








This time, it's back to when I was twenty-five years old, and working hard towards the last promotion I would ever receive at work ! But I was still keeping in touch with several European charts and the Europarade, and obtaining from contacts in continental Europe the best of the hit singles at the time plus many of those that had previously eluded me. The top three in the previous month were all new entries - but, twenty-six years ago, one of them would replace another at number one . . . . .








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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 128 ---------------------------------- APRIL 1990
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01 03 02 LITTLE SISTER LEAVING TOWN Tanita Tikaram
02 01 02 BIRDHOUSE IN YOUR SOUL They Might Be Giants ##
03 05 03 MIRRORS Sally Oldfield
04 44 02 JUST FOR YOU Vicky Brown [Rapid Riser]
05 02 02 NUTCRACKER Berdien Stenberg
06 16 02 INFINITY (1990'S TIME FOR THE GURU) Guru Josh
07 07 04 ADIEU SWEET BAHNHOF Nits
08 48 02 YES SIR, I CAN BOOGIE Baccara [Rapid Riser]
09 11 03 UN ESTATE ITALIANA Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini
10 10 03 NOTHING EVER HAPPENS Del Amitri ##

11 30 03 JILTED JOHN Jilted John
12 12 04 I'LL SAIL THIS SHIP ALONE Beautiful South
13 20 03 LILY WAS HERE David A. Stewart featuring Candy Dulfer
14 04 05 THE TWO OF US Earth and Fire
15 08 07 VERLORENES PARADIES / VERLOREN ZIJN WE NIET Vicky Leandros
16 06 05 DEAR JESSIE Madonna
17 36 02 MIXED UP CLASSICS Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
18 29 03 NOTHING COMPARES 2 U Sinead O'Connor
19 26 10 JE T'AIME (MOI NON PLUS) Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg
20 ---- 01 BEAN BAG Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass [Strongest Starter] ##

21 22 04 ELENI Tol and Tol ##
22 ---- 01 DON'T COME THE COWBOY WITH ME, SONNY JIM! Kirsty MacColl
23 09 06 I CAN'T GET NO EDELWEISS Edelweiss ##
24 13 07 JOHNNY (NUR NOCH EINEN TAG) Nicole
25 19 07 ZWIET ZWIET HONNIEBEE Tineke Schouten
26 15 06 PANOPTICON EIGHT REGENERATION MIX Mark Ayres
27 17 06 YOU ARE MY HERO Anny Schilder
28 28 05 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS Band Aid II
29 18 11 WHEELS ON FIRE - BZN [Longest Laster]
30 40 02 BLUE SAVANNAH Erasure

31 14 07 LAMBADA Kaoma ##
32 21 06 MERRY WE WILL BE / LA PULCE D'AQUA Angelo Branduardi
33 32 04 TEARS ON MY PILLOW Kylie Minogue
34 34 09 LOSING MY MIND Liza Minelli
35 37 03 WE ALMOST GOT IT TOGETHER Tanita Tikaram
36 Re 06 LAZY BUMS/BUMPER'S SONG (SHIR HABATLANIM) Lazy Bums
37 ---- 01 IK ZIE 'N PILS De Havenzangers
38 ---- 01 Y'A PAS QUE LES GRANDS QUI REVENT Melody
39 23 06 COMMENT TE DIRE ADIEU Jimmy Somerville
40 25 04 DANCANDO LAMBADA Kaoma

41 46 02 TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler
42 27 06 CRY OF FREEDOM Piet Veerman
43 50 02 WEST END GIRLS Pet Shop Boys
44 24 06 DON'T KNOW MUCH Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville [Fastest Faller]
45 33 04 WHEN YOU COME BACK TO ME Jason Donovan
46 41 05 THINK ABOUT LOVE Anny Schilder
47 39 10 WONDERFUL Patty and Shift
48 ---- 01 DA DA DA ICH WEI$ BESCHEID DU WEI$T BESCHEID Frank Zander
49 ---- 01 HITCHIN' A RIDE Sinitta
50 ---- 01 DAAR GAAT ZE Clouseau
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Sixteen up, five non-movers, twenty-one down, one re-entry, seven new entries - hits to date 944
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Postby Benny » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:13 pm

06 16 02 INFINITY (1990'S TIME FOR THE GURU) Guru Josh
09 11 03 UN ESTATE ITALIANA Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini
10 10 03 NOTHING EVER HAPPENS Del Amitri ##
16 06 05 DEAR JESSIE Madonna
30 40 02 BLUE SAVANNAH Erasure
31 14 07 LAMBADA Kaoma ##
41 46 02 TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler
44 24 06 DON'T KNOW MUCH Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville [Fastest Faller]

I love that Del Amitri song, did their other singles 'Roll To Me' and 'Always The Last To Know' also enter your chart?
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