Always a pleasure reading your commentry. Good chart but why are so many old songs still there?!@CZB wrote:02 05 02 TELEPHONE Lady GaGa featuring Beyonce
05 03 06 STEREO LOVE Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina ##
06 02 05 BAD ROMANCE Lady GaGa
08 ---- 01 LOVE DON'T LIVE HERE Bananarama [Highest New Entry]
09 13 04 FIREFLIES Owl City
13 27 02 HOLLYWOOD Marina and the Diamonds
17 17 05 22 Lily Allen
18 ---- 01 GYPSY Shakira ##
26 21 08 BRUISES Chairlift
29 28 10 BACK TO THE 80'S Aqua ##
30 26 08 NEVER FORGET YOU Noisettes
31 29 08 CELEBRATION Madonna
32 ---- 01 VANILLA TWILIGHT Owl City
33 31 09 NOT FAIR Lily Allen
36 33 13 IT'S AMAZING Jem [Longest Laster] ##
38 38 03 RUN Amy MacDonald
39 ---- 01 DO YOU WANT THE TRUTH OR SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL Paloma Faith
TOP 40 BREAKERS:
04 [ 12 ] SWEET DISPOSITION Temper Trap
08 [ 26 ] TRY SLEEPING WITH A BROKEN HEART Alicia Keys
09 [ 14 ] POISON PRINCE Amy MacDonald
10 [ 10 ] EVACUATE THE DANCEFLOOR Cascada
12 [ 35 ] HAVEN'T MET YOU YET Michael Buble
13 [ 17 ] FOREVER YOUNG Alphaville
14 [ 22 ] WHO'D HAVE KNOWN Lily Allen
18 [ 18 ] ONE LOVE David Guetta featuring Estelle
22 [ 25 ] TIK TOK Ke$ha
25 [ 32 ] DON'T TELL ME THAT IT'S OVER Amy MacDonald
27 [ 36 ] HOT Inna
29 [ 29 ] OUTTA HERE Esmee Denters
31 [ 31 ] EVERYBODY HURTS R.E.M.
34 [ 00 ] RUSSIAN ROULETTE Rihanna
I planned to post a brief extra feature covering Blümchen's hits and breakers from my chart this month - after all, any excuse to post a picture of her is probably a good one - and I may yet find time to do that before the end of May. But 1996 is this month's randomly-chosen blast from the past, as I now set out a complete (and almost fully YouTube-linked) countdown of my top hundred of that year! So what were my tastes in music back then? Well.....I wrote:Another former hit that returns to the breakers, but for a rather different reason, is “Boomerang” by Blümchen. Originally recorded when she was little more than half her present age, this was...selected...to be downloaded in vast quantities in order to prevent the latest reality show winner, Mehrzad Marashi, from reaching number one in the German charts. A few months ago, Joe McElderry was beaten by Rage Against The Machine in similar circumstances in the UK - but unfortunately in Germany “Boomerang” could only reach number seven. That did, however, represent a four-place improvement on its original peak from 1996!
Amber's song is amazing AMAZING. All time favourite.CZB wrote:10 06 07 DON'T MARRY HER The Beautiful South
13 03 06 COLOUR OF LOVE Amber
14 06 12 TIME TO SAY GOODBYE Sarah Brightman
19 06 06 ONE AND ONE Robert Miles and Maria Nayler
20 05 05 RED LETTER DAY Pet Shop Boys
26 06 07 ROTTERDAM The Beautiful South
27 07 05 ROSES ARE RED Aqua
35 05 04 THIS IS YOUR NIGHT Amber
36 07 05 DON'T SPEAK No Doubt
40 14 05 TI AMO Gina G
And these were ALL the other 1996 tracks that reached my monthly charts:
44 13 04 (OOH AAH) JUST A LITTLE BIT Gina G
45 15 05 WHERE DO YOU GO No Mercy
46 15 04 PLEASE DON'T GO No Mercy ##
49 14 05 YOUR WOMAN White Town
51 13 06 FREED FROM DESIRE Gala
57 20 03 DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA Madonna
64 23 04 SE A VIDA E Pet Shop Boys
73 29 03 BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME Celine Dion
80 37 03 ENCORE UNE FOIS Sash
Finally, to bring the total up to 100, the breakers that came closest to the chart:
85 57 ---- WALKING ON THE MILKY WAY Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
92 76 ---- ON MY WAY HOME Enya
93 77 ---- IT'S ALL COMING BACK TO ME NOW Celine Dion
99 87 ---- YOU MUST LOVE ME Madonna
100 88 -- ANOTHER SUITCASE IN ANOTHER HALL Madonna
That was already a featured year - I posted my top 67 of 1999 a few months ago, here:mondflug wrote:I can't wait to see your top of 1999
That was one of just three tracks from my 1996 top 100 I couldn't find on YouTube - "Forever Love" by Jam Tronik and "You Can Do It" by Dorkas (one third of Mekado, the "do") being the others. However, I have now managed to find the video/audio of the Amber song, my number 13 of the year, here:mondflug wrote:may anyone paste here a link for Amber's song? I'd like to listen to its video version exactly and I can't find it myself (don't worry about the video itself, I just wanna hear the song)
I realised only as I posted my previous reply that the 1999 annual chart was the first one I posted, and I only included the 67 hits of that year, rather than a full top 100. Although there may not be quite as much of the same type of music that ground to a halt in my top 40 breakers back then, I have now put together a further list of all sixty other tracks from that year that didn't make it through the breakers into the top 40:mondflug wrote:Thank you very much for the info provided. I have just taken a look to your top of 1999 and it's awesome. I definitely love the songs gathered on it ... I'd a lot appreciate if you could share with me your chart archive for 1999. Musically speaking, 1999 was my greatest year ever - I started fallen in love with the music thanks to LOTS of songs released that year. I'm sure I will remember a number of them that I have already forgotten when I check your chart out.
I was in love with Sara when I was 15stevyy wrote:sara @tic tac toe fand ich echt gut damals. liked the song in the past. it made me buy the bravo hits compilation it was featured on.
Me neither! I didn't know the Passion Fruit career ended because of thisCZB wrote:I had no idea until today that the performers of the track at number 81 were actually an earlier, completely different line-up from the trio that were later killed / injured in the same plane crash as Melanie Thornton.
Woohoo Pop POP POP.CZB wrote:68 44 ------ SITTING DOWN HERE Lene Marlin
78 73 ------ MAMMA MIA Abba Teens
79 75 ------ LOVE'S GOT A HOLD ON MY HEART Steps
83 78 ------ RING MY BELL Ann Lee
84 79 ------ I THINK I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU Jessica Simpson
85 79 ------ SAY YOU'LL BE MINE Steps
87 80 ------ NORTHERN STAR Melanie C
88 82 ------ SEASONS IN THE SUN Westlife
89 84 ------ ALL OUT OF LUCK Selma
93 92 ------ SILENCE Delerium featuring Sarah McLachlan
96 97 ------ THE WAY YOU LOVE ME Faith Hill
97 98 ------ DANCING QUEEN A*Teens
101 100 -- THE SAILOR SONG Toy-Box
109 109 -- WHERE I'M HEADED Lene Marlin
124 124 -- WE'RE GOING TO IBIZA Vengaboys
126 125 -- I HAVE A DREAM Westlife
Some of those chartbreakers are OLD!! Love itCZB wrote:04 02 03 TELEPHONE Lady GaGa featuring Beyonce
05 04 06 ON AND ON Agnes ##
08 13 03 HOLLYWOOD Marina and the Diamonds
09 09 05 FIREFLIES Owl City
13 18 02 GYPSY Shakira ##
14 32 02 VANILLA TWILIGHT Owl City [Rapid Riser]
16 06 06 BAD ROMANCE Lady GaGa
18 05 07 STEREO LOVE Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina ##
21 16 06 GRRRR David Guetta
24 17 06 22 Lily Allen
26 39 02 DO YOU WANT THE TRUTH OR SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL Paloma Faith
27 19 07 LEMON TREE Citrus Hill
28 23 05 LOVE KEEPS CALLING AnnaGrace ##
29 ---- 01 HAVEN'T MET YOU YET Michael Buble
30 26 09 BRUISES Chairlift
31 29 11 BACK TO THE 80'S Aqua ##
32 21 07 EVERY WORD Ercola featuring Daniella
34 24 06 LOST Lasgo
35 25 09 REMEDY Little Boots
37 ---- 01 TRY SLEEPING WITH A BROKEN HEART Alicia Keys
38 30 09 NEVER FORGET YOU Noisettes
39 36 14 IT'S AMAZING Jem [Longest Laster] ##
TOP 40 BREAKERS:
02 [ 04 ] SWEET DISPOSITION Temper Trap
05 [ 14 ] WHO'D HAVE KNOWN Lily Allen
06 [ 09 ] POISON PRINCE Amy MacDonald
08 [ 00 ] ALEJANDRO (DON'T CALL MY NAME) Lady GaGa
11 [ 25 ] DON'T TELL ME THAT IT'S OVER Amy MacDonald
12 [ 27 ] HOT Inna
15 [ 00 ] I NEED YOU NOW Agnes
17 [ 22 ] TIK TOK Ke$ha
20 [ 00 ] NATURALLY Selena Gomez and the Scene
24 [ 29 ] OUTTA HERE Esmee Denters
26 [ 34 ] RUSSIAN ROULETTE Rihanna
34 [ 00 ] NEED YOU NOW Lady Antebellum
39 [ 00 ] HEY, SOUL SISTER Train
Number one eight years ago: WILL I Ian Van Dahl
And 1988 becomes the randomly-chosen year for this month's trip down memory lane. Today, I went on a six-hour journey back in time to listen again to my top hundred of twenty-two years ago - well, apart from those that are now too obscure to appear anywhere on YouTube! At the start, I was beginning to wonder if all of the available tracks would actually fit into six hours - as the bottom three (all in regular, non-extended versions), took fifteen minutes! But, later on, there were nine missing tracks, for which I haven't been able to provide links below - so it turned out that I was able to include extended versions by the London Boys and the aforementioned Kylie Minogue.I wrote:...guaranteed her fourteenth hit in July is a 42-year-old singer...born in Melbourne, Australia. Her first success was "I Should Be So Lucky” in 1988...
Top three Holland, top ten Belgium, but no success anywhere else.....I'm not sure it was even released in any other countries. However, the video became frequently featured on the Lifestyle Satellite Jukebox in the early 1990's.irishguy28 wrote:Barbarella is a new one to me - not a bad song either!
Although it spent five weeks in Ireland's Top 30, incredibly it fell just short of becoming an official hit in the UK for ten weeks ( 89-84-86-87-88-81-82-85-92-99 ). I recall that at least half a verse was chopped out of the UK release - probably in Ireland too.irishguy28 wrote:I found the music video for The Way To Your Heart - I've not heard that song in so, so long! It got to Number 16 in Ireland in 1989 but seems to have bombed totally in the UK!
I'm not sure if that ever got a UK / Ireland release - maybe not, although it would probably have been seen/heard performed in television coverage of the Seoul Olympics. Its sales success seems to have been limited to the German-speaking countries and Scandinavia.irishguy28 wrote:I'm fairly sure I never heard Koreana's "Hand In Hand" - it was all "One Moment In Time" in Ireland as I recall!
No - I think this was a Japan-only single - and apparently sold extremely well there! I remember that the 7" single of this one was very expensive.irishguy28 wrote:I know Kylie's "Turn It Into Love" very well, but as it wasn't a single in these parts of the world (or was it?) it wouldn't have charted with me. I think I prefer Hazell Dean's version.
I was a little surprised that, for such a (later) well-known artist as Daniel O'Donnell, this track isn't on YouTube. However, it was a difficult one to track down on CD - eventually I got it on one of Margo's albums instead. You probably know - although many maybe don't! - that she is his sister.irishguy28 wrote:I had to laugh to see Daniel & Margo, and Susan McCann in there!!!
Aaaargh!!! You're quite right.....how could that have ended up in the wrong year?! I must have bought the UK-release single after the Eurovision Song Contest, and it must have been dated 1988. Although I would have remembered its earlier appearance in the Irish chart, I must have assumed - carelessly, without checking! - that the first run had been earlier in 1988. But it was a few months earlier - October/November 1987.irishguy28 wrote:Incidentally, Hothouse Flowers' "Don't Go" should be attributed to 1987. It spent a single week at #2 in Ireland in October of that year, and re-entered twice in 1988, in January, and again in May (thanks to its use as the interval act during the Eurovision Song Contest) when it reached the Top 10 for a second time, doing better than the first time by spending 2 weeks at #2.
And I hadn't either, until the last few months - in which it has been a regular filler in the commercial-free breaks on the Top 40 Oifigiúil na hÉireann programme on Raidió Rí Rá. But now that I have managed to get a CD containing it (and, incidentally, some of their other regular fillers!) it's going to return to the breakers this month, and could quite possibly get back into my monthly top forty - in which event it will rise in the annual list due to the additional points scored!irishguy28 wrote:There's much less overlap between your Top 100 and mine (and I've included some of the original videos where you hadn't) than the last time I ran a comparison - those songs are listed here with my ranking shown:
26 Fairground Attraction - Perfect (I'd never heard the Irish version before!)
I did buy a 1999 (?) Almighty Records cover version of this, credited to the Kinky Boyz, cheaply at a record fair - but it wasn't particularly good.irishguy28 wrote:13 Yazz & The Plastic Population - The Only Way Is Up (FANTASTIC track! Why has no-one covered this?)
And, despite her being a UK act, this was another one that charted in continental Europe long before making it in the UK and Ireland!irishguy28 wrote:And from other years
1989: 76 Sam Brown - Stop
There were many scurrilous rumours when Daniel first emerged into the spotlight that, despite the official line, Margo may not have been his sister. But that's all they were - nasty, evil rumours.CZB wrote:I was a little surprised that, for such a (later) well-known artist as Daniel O'Donnell, this track isn't on YouTube. However, it was a difficult one to track down on CD - eventually I got it on one of Margo's albums instead. You probably know - although many maybe don't! - that she is his sister.
I may be wrong, but I think that "extended" version was played as the interval act - presumably with cuts to them performing on stage as well, I don't remember - but I do remember that, at the time, it was far-and-away the most lavish music video ever produced out of Ireland, being filmed in something like 10 or 12 European countries.CZB wrote:(Hothouse Flowers) This is partly to retain the link to what I thought was an excellent extended version of it (maybe similar to its length as that Eurovision interval act? I'll have to track down my recording of that contest, and check!)
Nice one! I did think it was probably from one of the Ceol series albums.CZB wrote:
(Fairground Attraction) But now that I have managed to get a CD containing it (and, incidentally, some of their other regular fillers!) it's going to return to the breakers this month, and could quite possibly get back into my monthly top forty - in which event it will rise in the annual list due to the additional points scored!
Well - I'm not at all surprised that Almighty/Klone released a cover - but the fact that they apparently waited 11 years makes me suspect it was not even their first stab at a cover of that track! Those Almighty/Klone covers are nearly always really, really bad, so I wouldn't even count that. Though, with dance music's past having been plundered and cannibalised down through the years, it's surprising that no producer or remixer appears to have alighted on this track.CZB wrote:(Yazz & The Plastic Population)
I did buy a 1999 (?) Almighty Records cover version of this, credited to the Kinky Boyz, cheaply at a record fair - but it wasn't particularly good.
Indeed, in textbook French that would be correct, but the "ne" frequently gets dropped in the spoken language or informal contexts. Also, the three syllable "J'ai pas peur" fits in to the song far better.potojr wrote:Oh and the French title of the Eighth Scared song seems wrong, should it not be Je n'ai pas du peur?
Lots of Tanita Tikaram songs there. And how is Céline Dion so low Lots of Kylie.CZB wrote:01 01 10 TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY Tanita Tikaram
05 01 11 I ONLY WANNA BE WITH YOU Samantha Fox
11 04 07 GOT TO BE CERTAIN Kylie Minogue
19 07 07 KOKOMO Beach Boys
23 13 08 I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT Everything But The Girl
32 08 05 ETERNAL FLAME The Bangles
And these were ALL the other 1988 tracks that reached my monthly charts:
57 19 04 YOU ARE THE ONE Aha
58 20 04 BEN-ADAM / SON OF MAN Yardena Arazi
62 25 04 LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES Pet Shop Boys
63 26 06 ONE MOMENT IN TIME Whitney Houston
71 39 03 NE PARTEZ PAS SANS MOI / HAND IN HAND Celine Dion
80 46 02 JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI Kylie Minogue
83 50 02 ORINOCO FLOW Enya
86 48 01 DANGEROUS Roxette
89 72 ---- YOU CAME Kim Wilde[/b]
Más mian leat an t-amhrán sin a chanadh lei, tá na liricí ar fáil anseo:CZB wrote:And I hadn't either, until the last few months - in which it has been a regular filler in the commercial-free breaks on the Top 40 Oifigiúil na hÉireann programme on Raidió Rí Rá. But now that I have managed to get a CD containing it (and, incidentally, some of their other regular fillers!) it's going to return to the breakers this month, and could quite possibly get back into my monthly top forty - in which event it will rise in the annual list due to the additional points scored!
Thanks for that! I've saved a copy.irishguy28 wrote:
Más mian leat an t-amhrán sin a chanadh lei, tá na liricí ar fáil anseo:
If you'd like to sing the song along with her, the lyrics are available here:
I've been thinking that, in recent months, my upcoming Records of the Month have been relatively easier to guess. WhileIn my signature, I wrote:Chartbuster (July): ????????? "???? ????"
I'd never even realised that your Chartbuster sigs were a game...due to their colour I assumed they were links to said Chartbuster, and that you were merely being overenthusiastic with the use of the question mark (to draw curious viewers in).CZB wrote:Chartbuster (July): ????????? "???? ????"
The signature is always a link to the most recent chart in this thread, wherein there is a YouTube link to the relevant Chartbuster.....and to (hopefully) everything else in the chart!irishguy28 wrote: I'd never even realised that your Chartbuster sigs were a game...due to their colour I assumed they were links to said Chartbuster, and that you were merely being overenthusiastic with the use of the question mark (to draw curious viewers in).
It didn't even occur to me that "Waka Waka" would fit the clue!!! No, it's nothing at all like that. All will become clear - in about eight and a half hours' time, hopefully.irishguy28 wrote:Well, looks like July's chartbuster is some illicit cover of "Waka Waka" then!!!