CZB's Chart, February 2018 (Month 461), and top 97 of 2013 !

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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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Seven up, five non-movers, thirteen down, five new entries - total hits to date 176
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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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Twelve up, seven non-movers, twenty-two down, nine new entries - total hits to date 530
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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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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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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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Postby CZB » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:00 pm

Thanks again, Benny ! :D

Actually, Del Amitri were one-hit wonders as far as I was concerned - I do vaguely recall the other two singles that you mentioned, but neither of them reached my record / cd collection or chart . . . . .






Now . . . . . it's rare indeed that there are more climbers in my latest chart than there were in the most recent UKmixParade ! And there are nine brand new breakers that are recent releases - most of which only became eligible for inclusion with physical releases this month, even though I was aware of them a month or two earlier :






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CZB'S TOP FORTY ------------------------ Month 452 ----------------------- MAY 2017
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01 02 02 GREY Kölsch ##
02 01 07 DON'T BE SO SHY Imany ##
03 04 03 AUTOBAHN Kraftwerk
04 05 03 OH BOY (THE MOOD I'M IN) Brotherhood of Man
05 20 02 LOVE ON THE BRAIN Rihanna [Rapid Riser]
06 ---- 01 HEAR ME NOW Alok and Bruno Martini featuring Zeeba [Highest New Entry] ##
07 03 08 FILL MY LIFE UP Marco Z
08 06 05 LE LAC Julien Doré ##
09 07 07 MOONLIGHT SONG Aline and Ad
10 08 06 IN THIS GAME Fritz Kalkbrenner ##

11 12 04 YOU Hooverphonic ##
12 11 03 ALONE Alan Walker ##
13 09 09 THIS GIRL Kungs vs Cookin On 3 Burners
14 10 07 BAD IDEAS Alle Farben
15 25 04 BE THE ONE Dua Lipa
16 15 06 CAN'T STOP THE FEELING Justin Timberlake
17 13 09 BEAUTIFUL LIFE Lost Frequencies featuring Sandro Cavazza
18 14 09 ARIA C Cassandra
19 16 10 FAST CAR Jonas Blue featuring Dakota
20 30 03 THE PUSHBIKE SONG Mixtures

21 17 11 PLEASE TELL ROSIE Alle Farben featuring Younotus
22 18 11 SO I COULD FIND MY WAY Enya
23 36 02 RATATATAPLAN Raffaella Carra
24 21 10 STRESSED OUT Twenty One Pilots
25 22 08 PINOCCHIO Pepeto
26 19 12 ONE CALL AWAY Charlie Puth
27 24 17 MAGIC FLY Space Longest Laster]
28 27 09 SING ME TO SLEEP Alan Walker ##
29 28 10 BURNING Noemie Wolfs
30 29 06 HIDING IN A SONG Hooverphonic

31 ---- 01 PAPA PINGOUIN Sophie et Magaly
32 23 13 EVERYTHING IT TAKES Loretta Lynn featuring Elvis Costello Fastest Faller] ##
33 26 13 WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Adele
34 31 11 LOIN D'ICI Zoe ##
35 32 10 TEARS Clean Bandit featuring Louisa Johnson ##
36 40 02 PLAY THAT SONG Train
37 33 11 I LIKE THE WAY I DANCE Hooverphonic
38 34 12 RUN AWAY TOGETHER Anouk ##
39 35 04 THE LITTLE SWALLOW Katie Melua
40 ---- 01 DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME Frances
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 00 ] SYMPHONY Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson [Chartbuster] ##
02 [ 03 ] RIDE Twenty One Pilots
03 [ 04 ] THE LAST FAREWELL Roger Whittaker
04 [ 05 ] LATE AT NIGHT Maywood
05 [ 00 ] CITY LIGHTS Blanche
06 [ 09 ] MüHLE IM SCHWARZWALD Gilde Duo
07 [ 07 ] WHAT IS LOVE 2016 Lost Frequencies
08 [ 00 ] SCARED OF THE DARK Steps
09 [ 10 ] FANTASY ISLAND Millionaires
10 [ 13 ] DREAM ON Amy MacDonald

11 [ 12 ] U.O.ME Luv'
12 [ 15 ] ON HOLD - XX
13 [ 00 ] A DREAM THAT NEVER STOPS Ozark Henry
14 [ 18 ] THE ENTERTAINER Swingle II
15 [ 19 ] TRYING TO PRETEND Noemie Wolfs
16 [ 16 ] PLACES Martin Solveig featuring Ina Wroldsen
17 [ 00 ] LITTLE MOON RISES Stan Van Samang featuring Sarah Bettens
18 [ 23 ] COCOON Milky Chance
19 [ 21 ] LOCO MIA Loco Mia
20 [ 24 ] AMOUR ON T'AIME Arlette Zola

21 [ 00 ] OOPS Little Mix featuring Charlie Puth
22 [ 00 ] BLACKBIRD Norma John
23 [ 30 ] KLODEN DREJER Gry
24 [ 36 ] UN DEUX TROIS Catherine Ferry
25 [ 00 ] YODEL IT! Ilanca and Alex Florea
26 [ 31 ] GENTE DI MARE Tozzi/Raf
27 [ 37 ] CROSS YOUR HEART Tina Reynolds
28 [ 29 ] THREE TIMES A LADY Commodores
29 [ 34 ] LENGE LEVE LIVET Dollie DeLuxe
30 [ 38 ] ERES TU Mocedades

31 [ 00 ] TONGUE TIED Earl
32 [ 33 ] BIG SIX Judge Dread
33 [ 35 ] MONO I AGAPI Anna Vissi
34 [ 39 ] DING-A-DONG Teach-In
35 [ 40 ] MRS CAROLINE ROBINSON Springtime
36 [ 00 ] LOVE IS BLUE Vicky Leandros
37 [ 00 ] PUPPET ON A STRING Sandie Shaw
38 [ 00 ] ALL KINDS OF EVERYTHING Dana
39 [ 00 ] POUPEE DE CIRE, POUPEE DE SON France Gall
40 [ 00 ] UN BANC, UN ARBRE, UNE RUE Severine
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Number one nine years ago: CRY FOR YOU September
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Number one eighteen years ago: THE BATTLE (MULL OF KINTYRE) Watergate
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Number one twenty-seven years ago: LITTLE SISTER LEAVING TOWN Tanita Tikaram
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It was the Chartbuster in March, it was the highest new entry at number two in April – and now “Grey” by Kölsch climbs one place to become my 225th number one. It’s the first instrumental chart-topper since – and isn’t entirely dissimilar to - “Walking With Elephants” by Ten Walls at the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015. Rune Reilly Kölsch was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1977 – and becomes the first Dane to reach number one in my chart for more than five years. Quite a few other Scandinavians have been there since Agnes Obel took pole position in February 2012 with “Just So” – but the Brazilian duo Alok and Bruno Martini are possibly the strongest challengers next month. Accompanied by American singer Zeeba, they have the highest of three brand new entries, crashing in at number six with “Hear Me Now”. And Rihanna’s chances could also be good – the 29-year-old from Barbados is this month’s Rapid Riser with “Love On The Brain”, racing up fifteen places to number five. That’s her highest position ever in my top forty – her previous peak was number 13, together with David Guetta on “Who’s That Chick”. Among a total of nine climbers this time, there are also major moves for Dua Lipa and for two of the much older releases that have recently entered my chart for the Mixtures and Raffaella Carra – and a Eurovision Song Contest entry from 1980 now makes a very belated debut at number 31. Twin sisters Sophie and Magaly represented Luxembourg with their fun song “Papa Pingouin” – although sadly it was depression and death that followed for them. Those seem too to be the themes of the video promoting the other new entry this time – “Don’t Worry About Me” by Frances, a 23-year-old singer/songwriter from Oxford. This was a much bigger hit in Belgium than anywhere else, and now arrives in my chart at number 40. Meanwhile, twenty-eight hits move down – including fastest faller “Everything It Takes” by Loretta Lynn featuring Elvis Costello, diving nine places to 32, and longest laster “Magic Fly” from Space, sliding three places to 27 in its seventeenth appearance.

This month’s selection of neglected retro releases concentrates on the earliest years of the Eurovision Song Contest during my lifetime. It presents belated opportunities of chart success for the first offering by Vicky Leandros – “Love Is Blue” from 1967 – and the winners of the contests of 1965, 1967, 1970 and 1971 from France Gall, Sandie Shaw, Dana and Severine. “Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son”, “Puppet On A String”, “All Kinds Of Everything” and “Un Banc, Un Arbre, une Rue” join ten other old entries already in the breakers – as do three of the most promising submissions for the upcoming 2017 contest. Romania are represented by Ilinca and Alex Florea with “Yodel It”, and Finland by Norma John (confusingly, a duo) with “Blackbird” – but the stand-out entry for me this year is Belgium’s “City Lights” by 17-year-old Blanche. The UK’s entry seems destined for a very low position on the final scoreboard – perhaps we should instead have sent something more like the impressive new single by Steps ! Back after a long absence, the pop quintet have the dubious distinction of the greatest number of breakers without achieving any hits at all – ten of them between 1997 and 2001 – but may finally enter my top forty for the first time with “Scared Of The Dark”. Five other new possible future hits this month include "Tongue Tied" by Earl, “Oops” by Little Mix featuring Charlie Puth, “Little Moon Rises” by Stan Van Samang featuring Sarah Bettens and “A Dream That Never Stops” by Ozark Henry – but not featuring Amaryllis Uitterlinden, with whom he reached number one in my chart in the summer of 2013. However, this month’s Chartbuster is about to become the sixth top forty hit for the group whose mission to combine classical music with more contemporary pop, dance and electronic styles has succeeded far beyond their wildest dreams in the last few years. With a guest vocalist from Sweden, and currently their third number one in the UK, my Record of the Month for May 2017 is Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson, and "Symphony”.




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Postby Blondini » Mon May 01, 2017 10:26 pm

The UK’s entry seems destined for a very low position on the final scoreboard – perhaps we should instead have sent something more like the impressive new single by Steps !
Really? I thought it had a great response in general. It's a strong song IMO and our best in years - we already had the likes of Scooch. We don't need any more blindingly obvious ABBA soundalikes. That kind of kitschness is the reason we're not taken seriously. But - Blanche - City Lights is definitely the way to go. Proper serious committed adult pop. We shouldn't be entering Steps, we should be entering Ellie Goulding or someone of that ilk. I like Steps, BTW but they had much better songs in the past (Happy on the new album is quite dark and hard-edged though).

EDIT: Oh, you're right. Even Belgium have fallen from 2nd fave to seventh (i think her first rehearsal has put some off it). :cry: :-?
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Postby heppolo » Tue May 02, 2017 7:21 am

^Blanche is a bit too bland. yeah, it is modern, but it can be a good album track, not a single.
08 06 05 LE LAC Julien Doré ##
I was actually surprised by how popular it turned out to be, I initially thought it is going to flop
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Postby CZB » Thu May 11, 2017 1:15 pm

Thanks for the comments ! :D

heppolo wrote:LE LAC Julien Doré

I was actually surprised by how popular it turned out to be, I initially thought it is going to flop
Number one in France - certainly a good result there, although I gather that fewer sales / downloads / streams are required there nowadays to achieve high chart positions than in other countries with populations of similar sizes. It peaked at number two in my chart.

I recall seeing "Blackbird" by Norma John high in your personal chart - no doubt you'll be disappointed, as am I, that this didn't progress to the Eurovision final for Finland this week. Perhaps it came close to qualifying - there seemed to me to be several much worse entries that still made it through . . . . .

Blondini wrote:
The UK’s entry seems destined for a very low position on the final scoreboard – perhaps we should instead have sent something more like the impressive new single by Steps !
Really? I thought it had a great response in general. It's a strong song IMO and our best in years - we already had the likes of Scooch. We don't need any more blindingly obvious ABBA soundalikes. That kind of kitschness is the reason we're not taken seriously.
I think that, in the current political climate, we'd really be unlikely to do well no matter what we sent - I suspect that, just like last year, we'll plummet down the scoreboard when the second round of votes are added. From what I've seen, though, Lucie seems to be a confident performer . . . . .

Blondini wrote:But - Blanche - City Lights is definitely the way to go. Proper serious committed adult pop.
. . . . . while Blanche gave the impression of being much less confident on Tuesday night. I have the faintest hope that, realising that she had by far one of the strongest songs in the contest, she had been aiming to lull some of the others into a false sense of security with weaker performances up until now, and will up her game when it will really matter, on Saturday ! However, perhaps the "frightened deer caught in the headlights of a rapidly approaching articulated lorry" look worked in her favour to some extent, even if it was most likely due to her being nervous about performing to such a large audience at her young age. Either way, I hope she felt encouraged by the reception of her song in the arena - it seemed tremendous compared to most of the others - and I'm sure you're as delighted as I am that she qualified for the final. I'm optimistic that she could still get a very good result. :D







Now, it's time for the first retro chart for this month - and, thirty years ago, four of the six new entries were from the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest. And one of the other two was by a singer who had represented her country there twenty-two years earlier . . . . .






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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 94 ---------------------------------- MAY 1987
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01 01 09 STIMMEN IM WIND Juliane Werding
02 27 02 PUISSANCE ET GLOIRE Herbert Leonard [Rapid Riser]
03 07 03 SERENADE Berdien Stenberg
04 25 02 CAN'T BE WITH YOU TONIGHT Judy Boucher
05 24 02 CARMEN/GIMME SOME LOVIN' Dollie Deluxe ##
06 05 04 THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT Michael Crawford
07 02 04 MAMMA TOLD ME Fantastique ##
08 06 06 STAY WITH ME TILL THE MORNING New London Chorale with Vicky Brown ##
09 10 03 NUMBER 21 Tom Parker ##
10 03 10 ONCE MORE Taffy ##

11 04 07 YOU WANT LOVE (MARIA MARIA) Mixed Emotions
12 21 04 REALITY Richard Sanderson
13 30 02 BAILA BOLERO Fun Fun
14 ---- 01 LASS DIE SONNE IN DEIN HERZ/LET THE SUN SHINE IN YOUR HEART Wind [Strongest Starter] ##
15 08 17 DYNAMITE Vanessa
16 11 05 KEINE STERNE IN ATHEN Stephan Remmler ##
17 32 02 MEET ME AT THE PILLAR Jim McCann
18 16 26 THE LOST OPERA Kimera and the Operaiders with the L.S.O. [Longest Laster]
19 09 06 BECAUSE OF YOU Kevin Rowland and Dexy's Midnight Runners
20 28 09 THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Europe

21 12 06 JAPANESE GIRLS Joy
22 17 05 JUST GOOD FRIENDS Paul Nicholas
23 34 02 BRING BACK (SHA NA NA) Mixed Emotions
24 46 02 WORZEL'S WARNING Jon Pertwee
25 19 05 KINDERAUGEN Nicole
26 13 04 A WALK IN A BLACK FOREST Horst Jankowski
27 15 07 WATERLOO Doctor and the Medics
28 39 02 MALE STRIPPER Man Two Man Meets Man Parrish
29 36 04 CALLING AMERICA Electric Light Orchestra
30 ---- 01 I WANNA DANCE / JA SAM ZE PLES Novi Fosili

31 47 02 LIVE IT UP Mental as Anything
32 26 07 LOVE'S LIKE A RIVER - BZN
33 33 03 DR WHO Delia Derbyshire
34 35 02 SONIC BOOM BOY Westworld
35 22 07 SOME HEARTS ARE DIAMONDS Chris Norman
36 18 08 A SONG FOR LIBERTY Nana Mouskouri
37 ---- 01 (SOMETHING INSIDE) SO STRONG Labi Siffre
38 45 02 THE IRISH ROVER The Pogues and the Dubliners
39 23 06 EVERY LOSER WINS Nick Berry
40 40 05 BOLERO (HOLD ME IN YOUR ARMS) Fancy

41 ---- 01 FIRENIGHT / SATA SALAMAA Vicky Rosti
42 ---- 01 LAZY BUMS / SHIR HABATLANIM Lazy Bums
43 44 03 YOU ARE MY WORLD Communards
44 ---- 01 WAT BEN IK BLIJF DAT ER LIEFDE BESTAAT Conny Vandenbos
45 14 05 TWO OF HEARTS Stacey Q [Fastest Faller] ##
46 20 07 FLASH / ONE LOVE TO GIVE Stephanie ##
47 29 06 JULIA'S THEME Simon May ##
48 31 05 BELLO E IMPOSSIBILE Gianna Nannini
49 37 06 TAKE MY BREATH AWAY Berlin
50 38 08 WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN Bangles
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Postby Benny » Thu May 11, 2017 1:36 pm

20 28 09 THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Europe
29 36 04 CALLING AMERICA Electric Light Orchestra
49 37 06 TAKE MY BREATH AWAY Berlin
50 38 08 WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN Bangles

These are my favourites from your retro chart. 'Calling America' is so underrated!
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Postby CZB » Sun May 21, 2017 5:30 pm

Benny wrote:These are my favourites from your retro chart. 'Calling America' is so underrated!
Thanks again, Benny - while I still often hear the other three that you highlighted played on various radio stations nowadays, I certainly can't say the same for "Calling America". While it's one of my favourites from that group, radio programmers seem to only pick their most well known hits, such as "Mr Blue Sky", instead.







Now, it's time for May's second retro chart. And the clock is turned much further back - to a month in which I was just sixteen years old, and sitting my first "A" level (Maths) and tenth "O" level (Computer Studies) at school. The only charts I had discovered by this point were those of the UK and Ireland - so, apart from a couple of television themes, everything in my chart thirty-six years ago was a hit from one or both of these countries !







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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 22 ---------------------------------- MAY 1981
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01 01 09 DO IT DO IT AGAIN Raffaella Carra ##
02 04 04 OLDEST SWINGER IN TOWN Fred Wedlock
03 02 05 THE RETURN OF THE LOS PALMAS SEVEN Madness
04 08 10 FEELS LIKE I'M IN LOVE Kelly Marie
05 05 03 HOT LOVE Kelly Marie ##
06 03 04 TWILIGHT CAFE Susan Fassbender ##
07 06 22 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN Brendan Shine [Longest Laster]
08 07 22 THE GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE The Fureys and Davey Arthur [Longest Laster]
09 12 06 DOCTOR WHO Peter Howell and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
10 20 04 SHADDUP YOU FACE Joe Dolce Music Theatre

11 09 02 D-DAYS Hazel O'Connor ##
12 29 02 CAPSTICK COMES HOME Tony Capstick and Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band [Rapid Riser]
13 11 07 AND THE BIRDS WERE SINGING Sweet People
14 14 05 CARROTS Brendan Shine
15 23 03 HOROSCOPES Sheeba
16 22 02 DRUNKEN SAILOR Gina, Dale Haze and the Champions
17 21 02 JOHNNY BLUE Lena Valaitis
18 15 22 ONE DAY AT A TIME Gloria [Longest Laster] ##
19 19 02 MAKING YOUR MIND UP Bucks Fizz
20 24 04 IT'S HARD TO BE HUMBLE T. R. Dallas

21 ---- 01 STARS ON 45 Stars On 45 [Strongest Starter] ##
22 ---- 01 I WANT TO BE FREE Toyah
23 ---- 01 YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY Shakin' Stevens
24 ---- 01 THE SWORDS OF A THOUSAND MEN Ten Pole Tudor
25 17 10 YOU GOTTA BE A HUSTLER IF YOU WANNA GET ON Sue Wilkinson ##
26 16 06 STOP THE CAVALRY Jona Lewie ##
27 13 03 JOURNEY OF THE SORCERER Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy
28 10 04 HAPPY MAN Cathal Dunne [Fastest Faller]
29 18 04 LOVING JUST FOR FUN Kelly Marie
30 ---- 01 DOOGEENS Brendan Shine
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Nine climbers, four non-movers, twelve going down, five new entries - total hits to date 134
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Postby Benny » Sun May 21, 2017 6:43 pm

04 08 10 FEELS LIKE I'M IN LOVE Kelly Marie
19 19 02 MAKING YOUR MIND UP Bucks Fizz
21 ---- 01 STARS ON 45 Stars On 45 [Strongest Starter] ##
23 ---- 01 YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY Shakin' Stevens
26 16 06 STOP THE CAVALRY Jona Lewie ##

'Making Your Mind Up' is one of the best ESC winners ever!
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Postby CZB » Wed May 31, 2017 10:15 pm

Benny wrote:19 19 02 MAKING YOUR MIND UP Bucks Fizz

'Making Your Mind Up' is one of the best ESC winners ever!
Thanks, Benny - it certainly seems to be one of the most remembered. And the UK has only had one more winner since then - it may be quite some time before we have another !








Now, back to the present - although a few old Eurovision entries are faring better than even the most impressive submissions from the 2017 contest so far . . . . .









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CZB'S TOP FORTY ------------------------ Month 453 ----------------------- JUNE 2017
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01 06 02 HEAR ME NOW Alok and Bruno Martini featuring Zeeba ##
02 05 03 LOVE ON THE BRAIN Rihanna
03 01 03 GREY Kölsch ##
04 02 08 DON'T BE SO SHY Imany ##
05 03 04 AUTOBAHN Kraftwerk
06 04 04 OH BOY (THE MOOD I'M IN) Brotherhood of Man
07 08 06 LE LAC Julien Doré ##
08 07 09 FILL MY LIFE UP Marco Z
09 15 05 BE THE ONE Dua Lipa
10 23 03 RATATATAPLAN Raffaella Carra [Rapid Riser]

11 10 07 IN THIS GAME Fritz Kalkbrenner ##
12 11 05 YOU Hooverphonic ##
13 09 08 MOONLIGHT SONG Aline and Ad
14 20 04 THE PUSHBIKE SONG Mixtures
15 12 04 ALONE Alan Walker ##
16 14 08 BAD IDEAS Alle Farben
17 ---- 01 SYMPHONY Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson [Highest New Entry] ##
18 13 10 THIS GIRL Kungs vs Cookin ON 3 Burners
19 16 07 CAN'T STOP THE FEELING Justin Timberlake
20 31 02 PAPA PINGOUIN Sophie et Magaly

21 17 10 BEAUTIFUL LIFE Lost Frequencies featuring Sandro Cavazza
22 ---- 01 THE LAST FAREWELL Roger Whittaker
23 36 03 PLAY THAT SONG Train [Rapid Riser]
24 ---- 01 A DREAM THAT NEVER STOPS Ozark Henry
25 18 10 ARIA C Cassandra
26 19 11 FAST CAR Jonas Blue featuring Dakota
27 24 11 STRESSED OUT Twenty One Pilots
28 25 09 PINOCCHIO Pepeto
29 ---- 01 SCARED OF THE DARK Steps
30 29 11 BURNING Noemie Wolfs

31 21 12 PLEASE TELL ROSIE Alle Farben featuring Younotus
32 22 12 SO I COULD FIND MY WAY Enya
33 26 13 ONE CALL AWAY Charlie Puth
34 32 14 EVERYTHING IT TAKES Loretta Lynn featuring Elvis Costello ##
35 ---- 01 CITY LIGHTS Blanche
36 27 18 MAGIC FLY Space [Longest Laster]
37 30 07 HIDING IN A SONG Hooverphonic
38 40 02 DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME Frances
39 28 10 SING ME TO SLEEP Alan Walker [Fastest Faller] ##
40 39 05 THE LITTLE SWALLOW Katie Melua
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01 [ 31 ] TONGUE TIED Earl [Chartbuster] ##
02 [ 06 ] MüHLE IM SCHWARZWALD Gilde Duo
03 [ 17 ] LITTLE MOON RISES Stan Van Samang featuring Sarah Bettens
04 [ 07 ] WHAT IS LOVE 2016 Lost Frequencies
05 [ 09 ] FANTASY ISLAND Millionaires
06 [ 21 ] OOPS Little Mix featuring Charlie Puth
07 [ 12 ] ON HOLD - XX
08 [ 15 ] TRYING TO PRETEND Noemie Wolfs
09 [ 10 ] DREAM ON Amy MacDonald
10 [ 11 ] U.O.ME Luv'

11 [ 14 ] THE ENTERTAINER Swingle II
12 [ 24 ] UN DEUX TROIS Catherine Ferry
13 [ 20 ] AMOUR ON T'AIME Arlette Zola
14 [ 22 ] BLACKBIRD Norma John
15 [ 25 ] YODEL IT! Ilanca and Alex Florea
16 [ 16 ] PLACES Martin Solveig featuring Ina Wroldsen
17 [ 18 ] COCOON Milky Chance
18 [ 27 ] CROSS YOUR HEART Tina Reynolds
19 [ 23 ] KLODEN DREJER Gry
20 [ 26 ] GENTE DI MARE Tozzi/Raf

21 [ 29 ] LENGE LEVE LIVET Dollie DeLuxe
22 [ 30 ] ERES TU Mocedades
23 [ 36 ] LOVE IS BLUE Vicky Leandros
24 [ 37 ] PUPPET ON A STRING Sandie Shaw
25 [ 00 ] ROCK AND ROLL STAR Champagne
26 [ 33 ] MONO I AGAPI Anna Vissi
27 [ 38 ] ALL KINDS OF EVERYTHING Dana
28 [ 00 ] A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN Walter Murphy
29 [ 34 ] DING-A-DONG Teach-In
30 [ 39 ] POUPEE DE CIRE, POUPEE DE SON France Gall

31 [ 32 ] BIG SIX Judge Dread
32 [ 40 ] UN BANC, UN ARBRE, UNE RUE Severine
33 [ 00 ] GEORGIE Pussycat
34 [ 35 ] MRS CAROLINE ROBINSON Springtime
35 [ 00 ] S-S-S-SINGLE BED Fox
36 [ 00 ] OXYGENE IV Jean-Michel Jarre
37 [ 00 ] CHILDREN Robert Miles
38 [ 00 ] ONE AND ONE Robert Miles featuring Maria Nayler
39 [ 00 ] FABLE Robert Miles
40 [ 00 ] FREEDOM Robert Miles featuring Kathy Sledge
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Number one nine years ago: CRY FOR YOU September
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Number one nineteen years ago: PURE Scanners
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Number one twenty-nine years ago: LONELY IN LONDON The Fureys and Davey Arthur
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The sixth new chart of 2017 has another new number one – the 226th to date – as April’s Chartbuster and May’s highest new entry rises five places for Alok and Bruno Martini featuring Zeeba. “Hear Me Now” is one of nine climbers this time - replacing “Grey” by Kölsch, which slides two places to number three. In between them is a strong contender for next month’s number one – Rihanna advances three more places to number two with “Love On The Brain”. Among the other upwardly mobile tracks, two are the joint Rapid Risers, racing up thirteen places each. From 36 to 23, Train could be on track for their biggest success to date with “Play That Song”- and from 23 to 10, Raffaella Carra gets a fifth top ten hit with “Ratatataplan”, several decades after the first ! One place higher, the much younger singer Dua Lipa moves into the top ten for the first time in her fifth month with “Be The One”. Meanwhile, there are five new entries – and the sixth hit for Clean Bandit is the first featuring Zara Larsson. “Symphony”, last month’s Chartbuster and a recent number one in the UK, arrives at number 17. Ozark Henry’s third success is “A Dream That Never Stops”, new at 24 – and there are chart debuts for three other acts. Born in Kenya in 1936, Roger Whittaker is almost the oldest performer in my chart with “The Last Farewell”. Originally recorded in 1971, this was not a major worldwide hit until four years later – but it has taken considerably longer to reach my top forty, entering now at number 22. Seventeen-year-old Blanche finished in an impressive fourth place for Belgium in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, and she is new at 35 in my chart with “City Lights” – while, after failing to chart in the late 1990s or early 2000s with any of their ten singles that reached the breakers, Steps have their very first top forty hit in my chart with “Scared Of The Dark”. That’s new at 29 – twenty-four places better than their previous best placing with “Better Best Forgotten”. And twenty-six tracks are moving down this month, including the longest laster and fastest faller. “Magic Fly” by Space slides nine places to 36 in its eighteenth appearance, while “Sing Me To Sleep” by Alan Walker dives eleven places from 28 to 39.

Originally born in Switzerland, but spending most of his life in Italy, the composer, producer, musician and DJ Robert Miles died this month of cancer at the age of 47. Four of his most well-known singles reached my top forty when originally released – indeed, only one of the four spent more than a single month in the breakers before rising into the top forty – and they all now return to the breakers. Those are “Freedom” featuring Kathy Sledge, “One And One” featuring Maria Nayler, “Fable”, and his greatest success “Children” – which reached number one in several countries in 1995. Meanwhile, it’s a much earlier year than this – 1976 - from which some previously neglected potential hits arrive in the breakers this time. Pussycat previously charted with “Mississippi” and “Lovers Of A Kind” – and “Georgie” could be about to give them a belated third hit. Jean-Michel Jarre may also soon have a third success with “Oxygene IV” – while chart-toppers by three other artists appear in the breakers for the first time. “A Fifth Of Beethoven” reached number one in both America and Canada for Walter Murphy; “S-s-s-single Bed” went to number one in Australia, and peaked in the top five in the UK, for Fox; and “Rock And Roll Star” was a Belgian number one, and very nearly matched that success in their Dutch homeland for one of several groups who have used the name “Champagne”. To avoid confusion – but also, as it turned out, avoiding success – they were credited as “Dutch Champagne” in France and as “Bubbley” in the UK. None of these arrive inside the top 100, however – and nor do any more recent releases ! So the biggest climber into the top 100 from below it becomes the new Chartbuster – and it’s a song that made it to number 116 in May after I heard it played just once on the radio (and, of course, verified that a physical release was available). Now it climbs sixty places to number 56, and is guaranteed to enter my top forty in July. I suspect that it would not just have been me that thought it might be a new release by someone who had already had thirteen hits in my top forty, and the longest lasting number one album of all time in her Dutch homeland – Caro Emerald. But it’s not – instead, it is the work of a 35-year-old singer-songwriter from Chugiak, Anchorage in Alaska. She has been releasing albums for more than a decade, and has been a support act for Rick Astley on his latest tour – so perhaps her upcoming album, the first on which she is billed only by her surname, excluding her first name (Kate), will become her most successful. Its title track is my Record of the Month for June 2017 – Earl, and “Tongue Tied”.

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Postby CZB » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:00 pm

Retro chart time again - and, twenty-six years ago, the theme tune from a Dutch soap-opera (initially based on an Australian one, and also remade in Germany), several seasons of which I have watched much more recently on DVD, spent its only month at the top of my monthly chart. One of this month's new entries was about to race up and replace it . . . . .










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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 142 ---------------------------------- JUNE 1991
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01 02 04 GOEDE TIJDEN, SLECHTE TIJDEN Lisa Boray en Louis De Vries ##
02 01 06 ONLY THE ONES WE LOVE Tanita Tikaram
03 22 02 WHAT ABOUT TOMORROW'S CHILDREN Maggie Reilly
04 ---- 01 ANDANTE "ELVIRA MADIGAN" London Philharmonia / Berdien Stenberg [Strongest Starter] ##
05 03 04 PROMISE ME Beverley Craven
06 47 02 GYPSY WOMAN (SHE'S HOMELESS) Crystal Waters [Rapid Riser]
07 07 04 HEAL THE PAIN George Michael
08 08 06 ALTOGETHER NOW The Farm
09 15 03 THE GREASE MEGAMIX John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John ##
10 21 02 LOVE AND MARRIAGE Frank Sinatra

11 04 05 THE FLYER Diethelm/Famulari ##
12 05 04 WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME/CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU Pet Shop Boys
13 06 04 STEH' WIE EIN MANN ZU MIR Nicole
14 ---- 01 JEALOUSY Pet Shop Boys
15 09 08 'T KLEINE CAFE AAN DE HAVEN Vader Abraham
16 13 05 I WISH I KNEW (HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE) The Billy Taylor Trio
17 20 10 IK LIG OP M'N KUSSEN STIL TE DROMEN Hepie en Hepie
18 14 07 UND WENN DIE NACHT KOMMT Nicole
19 19 04 SECRET LOVE The Bee Gees
20 27 04 WHERE DOES MY HEART BEAT NOW? Celine Dion

21 31 02 VERGEET M'N NAAM Corry Konings
22 28 04 ONLY IN NAME Tanita Tikaram
23 35 02 SAILING ON THE SEVEN SEAS - OMD
24 10 06 UNE FEMME AVEC UNE FEMME / MUJER CONTRA MUJER Mecano
25 16 09 ZOALS VRIENDEN DOEN Bonnie St Claire en Jose
26 32 02 COME ALONG Duo Datz
27 ---- 01 LOSING MY MIND Pet Shop Boys
28 12 07 IN YOUR ARMS Lynne Hamilton ##
29 18 06 KING OF THE ROAD The Proclaimers
30 30 04 BECAUSE I LOVE YOU Stevie B

31 33 02 DIESER TRAUM DARF NIEMALS STERBEN Atlantis 2000
32 34 02 A MESSAGE TO YOUR HEART Samantha Janus
33 40 02 CAPTURED IN A LOVESTORM Carola
34 11 08 FINALE (ALLEGRO CON SPIRITO) Berdien Stenberg [Fastest Faller] ##
35 17 08 I USETA LOVER Saw Doctors
36 23 06 CRAZY FOR YOU David Hasselhoff
37 24 09 A LITTLE TIME The Beautiful South ##
38 26 10 NAH NEH NAH Vaya Con Dios
39 ---- 01 BABY COME BACK BC and the Basic Boom
40 41 03 SADENESS Enigma

41 25 09 WORKING MAN Rita MacNeil
42 46 02 YOU'RE IN LOVE Wilson Phillips
43 29 07 WINTER WONDERLAND Twiggy
44 ---- 01 LUTON AIRPORT Cats UK
45 ---- 01 HOW TO DANCE Bingo Boys featuring Princessa
46 Re 11 FROM A DISTANCE Nanci Griffith
47 Re 06 FROM A DISTANCE Bette Midler
48 43 11 TONIGHT New Kids On The Block
49 ---- 01 ANY DREAM WILL DO Jason Donovan
50 50 12 RITMO DE LA NOCHE Mystic [Longest Laster] ##
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Sixteen up, five non-movers, twenty down, two re-entries, seven new entries - total to date 1050
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Postby Benny » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:12 pm

Bee Gees, Bette Midler and NKOTB are my favourites from that 1991 retro chart. :D
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Postby CZB » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:00 pm

Benny wrote:Bee Gees, Bette Midler and NKOTB are my favourites from that 1991 retro chart. :D
Thanks, Benny - NKOTB had many other sales successes, but "Tonight" was the only one that I ever liked ! It seems to be pretty much the only choice for radio programmers who still want to include their music two to three decades later . . . . .






Now, two thirds of the way through the month, a trip further back in time for another retro chart. My all-time number one was comfortably at the top for the second of six months - and there were several big climbers, and more new entries than there ever are nowadays ! Thirty-two years ago, at the age of twenty, I was sitting my third (final) year exams at University - and this was the music I was enjoying from the Europarade and various charts of Western Europe :






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CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 071 ---------------------------------- JUNE 1985
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01 01 03 THE LOST OPERA Kimera and the Operaiders with the L.S.O.
02 03 02 FuR ALLE / FOR EVERYONE Wind ##
03 06 03 PAINTING PICTURES Rainy Day
04 07 03 LIVE IS LIFE Opus
05 05 03 YOU'RE MY HEART, YOU'RE MY SOUL Modern Talking
06 02 04 I WON'T LET YOU GO Agnetha Faltskog ##
07 22 02 YOU CAN WIN IF YOU WANT Modern Talking
08 08 04 UNDER MY THUMB Fast Radio
09 26 02 SUN OF JAMAICA Goombay Dance Band
10 33 02 DREAMING MY DREAMS The Fureys and Davey Arthur

11 11 05 EASTENDERS THEME Simon May
12 19 04 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE Fun Fun
13 20 03 THE SUMMER TIME BZN
14 04 05 I'LL SLAP YOUR FACE (ENTERTAINMENT U.S.A.) Jonathan King
15 30 02 YOU SPIN ME ROUND (LIKE A RECORD) Dead Or Alive
16 28 02 I WAS BORN TO LOVE YOU Freddie Mercury
17 ---- 01 THE ENTERTAINER Marvin Hamlisch [Strongest Starter] ##
18 41 02 LET IT SWING Bobbysocks
19 ---- 01 ONE WAY LOVE Agnetha Faltskog
20 32 02 MAGGIE (SO FAR SO GOOD) B.A. Robertson

21 10 09 NEVER ENDING STORY Limahl and Beth Anderson
22 47 02 ALL AT ONCE Whitney Houston [Rapid Riser]
23 15 06 WE BELONG Pat Benatar
24 16 04 SEA OF LOVE The Honeydrippers
25 09 03 DOCTOR IN DISTRESS Who Cares ##
26 ---- 01 BEN Marti Webb
27 13 05 SINCE YESTERDAY Strawberry Switchblade
28 ---- 01 LOVE IS IN YOUR EYES Gerard Joling
29 45 02 SUPERGRAN Billy Connolly
30 37 12 THE OLD CALAHAN BZN [Longest Laster]

31 17 09 TOGETHER IN ELECTRIC DREAMS Giorgio Moroder and Philip Oakey
32 12 11 WHATEVER I DO, WHEREVER I GO Hazell Dean [Fastest Faller]
33 ---- 01 A LETTER FROM MY HEART Steve Allen
34 14 05 ATMOSPHERE Russ Abbot [Fastest Faller] ##
35 46 02 GOT A LOT ON MY MIND Joanna and Tequila Sunrise
36 21 04 ? (FRAGEZEICHEN) Nena
37 23 06 SOUNDS LIKE A MELODY Alphaville
38 18 06 SHINE ON DANCE Carrara [Fastest Faller]
39 31 04 YOU'RE THE INSPIRATION Chicago
40 ---- 01 LOVER COME BACK TO ME Dead Or Alive

41 25 05 I KNOW HIM SO WELL Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson
42 40 03 PEARLYDUMM BZN
43 27 06 WE ALL STAND TOGETHER Paul McCartney and the Frog Chorus ##
44 34 07 THE RIDDLE Nik Kershaw
45 35 07 ON THE WINGS OF A NIGHTINGALE The Everly Brothers ##
46 38 12 ROCKING THE TROLLS BZN [Longest Laster]
47 39 06 MOVE YOUR BODY CLOSE TO ME Dana Gillespie
48 42 09 LOVE KILLS Freddie Mercury
49 43 08 IN THE NAVY Village People
50 44 03 SHIPYARD SLIPS The Fureys and Davey Arthur
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Sixteen climbers, four non-movers, twenty-four going down, six new entries - total hits to date 455
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