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!!!
No idea how you can stand to do this monthly and how you didn't chart Rihanna yetCZB wrote:03 04 04 TELEPHONE Lady GaGa featuring Beyonce
04 ---- 01 ALEJANDRO (DON'T CALL MY NAME) Lady GaGa [Highest New Entry]
07 08 04 HOLLYWOOD Marina and the Diamonds
08 09 06 FIREFLIES Owl City
09 14 03 VANILLA TWILIGHT Owl City
11 13 03 GYPSY Shakira ##
16 05 07 ON AND ON Agnes [Fastest Faller] ##
21 26 03 DO YOU WANT THE TRUTH OR SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL Paloma Faith
22 29 02 HAVEN'T MET YOU YET Michael Buble
23 16 07 BAD ROMANCE Lady GaGa
27 18 08 STEREO LOVE Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina ##
28 37 02 TRY SLEEPING WITH A BROKEN HEART Alicia Keys
34 24 05 22 Lily Allen
35 27 08 LEMON TREE Citrus Hill
37 31 12 BACK TO THE 80'S Aqua ##
38 ---- 01 SWEET DISPOSITION Temper Trap
40 39 15 IT'S AMAZING Jem [Longest Laster] ##
TOP 40 BREAKERS:
03 [ 05 ] WHO'D HAVE KNOWN Lily Allen
05 [ 06 ] POISON PRINCE Amy MacDonald
06 [ 07 ] ESCAPE ME Tiesto featuring C.C. Sheffield
11 [ 11 ] DON'T TELL ME THAT IT'S OVER Amy MacDonald
12 [ 12 ] HOT Inna
14 [ 22 ] YOUR LOVE IS MY DRUG Ke$ha
15 [ 20 ] NATURALLY Selena Gomez and the Scene
16 [ 17 ] TIK TOK Ke$ha
19 [ 24 ] OUTTA HERE Esmee Denters
22 [ 26 ] RUSSIAN ROULETTE Rihanna
24 [ 00 ] FIRE WITH FIRE Scissor Sisters
27 [ 34 ] NEED YOU NOW Lady Antebellum
31 [ 00 ] EVIDENT UTENSIL Chairlift
35 [ 39 ] HEY, SOUL SISTER Train
39 [ 00 ] BAD BOYS Alexandra Burke featuring Flo Rida
So there is the randomly-chosen year for this month's six-hour trip back in time - and actually the most "genuinely" random one so far, as I drafted that sentence before checking back to discover when this had previously happened, hoping it would turn out to be a year I had not already covered.I wrote:And, with two climbers...and a three-place faller...completing my top ten, it’s the first time since June 1994 that it has consisted entirely of tracks available on 7” single!