CZB's Chart, February: 2018 (Month 461) and 1991 (Month 138)

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Postby CZB » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:00 pm

emilhot wrote:Coming Home debuting! :)
I think that might well be the first single ever to reach my chart that could be classified as "Urban" - certainly, it's featured in the Urban/R&B forum here on UKmix.

I still feel, however, that I would like it more without that guy wittering away in the background almost throughout.....











Blondini wrote:Very belated woo for OMD. :lol:
About whom, I wrote:Their first UK top ten hit from 1980, “Enola Gay”, didn’t reach my top forty until sixteen years later.....
So, 1980 is now the first "randomly" chosen retro year to be revisited in March. Thirty-one years ago, what was I doing? Well, studying for, and sitting, more exams than in any other year - as, at the age of fifteen, I took eight of my ten "O" levels. Further afield, it would seem to have been a year of strikes - Ireland's weekly chart show was off the air for 34 weeks, and I think "Top of the Pops" disappeared from BBC1 for part of the very same period! So just about the only music programme I was regularly tuning into back then was the Radio One Top Forty - presented by Tony Blackburn - and that's where I heard most of my favourites from 1980. This may partly explain why the vast majority of my top hundred of this year are available on YouTube, on the links below - which I used to listen to them again (some, for the first time in ages!) in five and a half hours today. Indeed, only three are unavailable - one each from the Barron Knights, Frank Kelly and Brendan Shine. And. between them, those three acts make a total of five other appearances in this chart - with songs that can be heard!

Of course, in later years I became aware of several 1980 hits from other countries that I also liked. Quite a few of those entered my monthly charts when I finally obtained them - on 7" vinyl and/or other formats - and one, in French, even went all the way to number one. In total, sixty-eight of 1980's releases eventually made it - with twenty-seven of them reaching the top ten. As usual, the best of the other singles I bought from the year complete the top hundred - including cover versions of songs more famously performed by the Buggles, the Goombay Dance Band, Olivia Newton-John, Barbra Streisand and Marti Webb. I also discovered a few 1980 tracks by Raffaella Carra in a series of programmes that were aired by Channel Four in the UK in its opening weeks, two years later.....she had actually been at number one in many of my monthly charts in 1980 with "Do It Do It Again", which I hadn't been able to get on a single until then! But it's Abba who grab the greatest number of slots this time - five. And some of those weren't actually hit singles for them.....

Sadly - although not necessarily inevitably, even though this is one of the earliest years I have covered - the top hundred includes several performers who are no longer with us. Indeed, four out of six consecutive positions in the bottom half of the top twenty are taken by Susan Fassbender, Philip Lynott, Fred Wedlock and.....the lady who also has my number one of the year. She was a one-hit wonder as far as the UK charts were concerned, with an unusual vocal style, and lyrics expressing sentiments that probably continue to be amusingly relevant even now..... Also a model, actress and writer, she worked for many of her final years at the Nashville, Tennessee radio station WRLT Lightning 100 - where, indeed, her popularity was such that she was retained as programme announcer for some time after her death, with new announcements created from previous recordings! Participants in the thirty-years-ago thread of the Retro forum may recall her identity - but, for everyone else:

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01 02 10 YOU GOTTA BE A HUSTLER IF YOU WANNA GET ON Sue Wilkinson ##
02 03 07 THE SUNSHINE OF YOUR SMILE Mike Berry
03 07 12 ROCKING THE TROLLS BZN
04 01 09 AMOUREUX SOLITAIRES Lio ##
05 08 08 REALITY Richard Sanderson
06 01 06 EIGHTH DAY Hazel O'Connor ##
07 12 14 IK LIG OP M'N KUSSEN STIL TE DROMEN Hepie en Hepie
08 04 12 CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN Frank Kelly

09 07 08 RAT RACE Specials ##
10 03 08 STOP THE CAVALRY Jona Lewie ##
11 02 08 THE RETURN OF THE LOS PALMAS SEVEN Madness
12 02 08 OLDEST SWINGER IN TOWN Fred Wedlock
13 12 07 DOUBLE DEALIN' DAY Sue Wilkinson
14 03 09 LANNIGAN'S BALL Bards ##
15 04 07 YELLOW PEARL Philip Lynott ##
16 03 07 CARROTS Brendan Shine

17 03 06 TWILIGHT CAFE Susan Fassbender ##
18 08 08 DOCTOR WHO Peter Howell and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
19 03 09 DE VOGELTJESDANS (ORIGINAL BIRD DANCE) Electronica's
20 17 08 I BET YOU THEY WON'T PLAY THIS SONG ON THE RADIO Monty Python
21 01 05 THE TIDE IS HIGH Blondie
22 09 09 WHAT'S ANOTHER YEAR? Johnny Logan
23 02 05 THE BUCKET OF WATER SONG Four Bucketeers ##
24 06 03 CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Brendan Shine
25 19 06 GIVE ME BACK MY LOVE Maywood
26 22 10 THEATER (IT'S SHOWTIME) Katja Ebstein

27 10 07 SHADDAP YOU FACE Joe Dolce Music Theatre
28 16 05 DRUNKEN SAILOR Babe
29 08 03 COASTLINE OF MAYO Brendan Shine
30 08 06 MIDNITE DYNAMOS Matchbox
31 26 04 BIG SHOT...MOMENTARILY Jona Lewie
32 09 03 MI SPENDO TUTTO Raffaella Carra
33 12 04 WHEN YOU ASK ABOUT LOVE Matchbox
34 17 03 WILL YOU Hazel O'Connor
35 12 04 LOVING JUST FOR FUN Kelly Marie
36 15 03 WOMAN IN LOVE Barbra Streisand

37 09 04 TWO LITTLE BOYS Splodgenessabounds
38 15 05 D-A-A-A-ANCE Lambrettas
39 15 05 IF I COULD ONLY MAKE YOU CARE Mike Berry
40 09 06 I AM THE BEAT Look
41 14 05 TAKE THAT LOOK OFF YOUR FACE Marti Webb
42 16 02 BARRON'S FUN FORTY Barron Knights ##
43 14 03 BERMUDA TRIANGLE Barry Manilow
44 15 03 RABBIT Chas and Dave
45 20 04 TOM HARK Piranhas
46 20 05 IT'S HARD TO BE HUMBLE T.R. Dallas

47 40 05 PEARLYDUMM BZN
48 34 03 XANADU Olivia Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra
49 16 02 JUST WHEN I NEEDED YOU MOST Barbara Jones
50 33 03 LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON ME Abba
51 15 02 THE SIT SONG Barron Knights
52 18 02 IN THE BLEAK MID WINTER Nevada
53 19 04 BANK ROBBER Clash
54 19 02 NEVER MIND THE PRESENTS Barron Knights
55 23 03 AMICALEMENT VOTRE Lio

56 37 03 FADE TO GREY Visage
57 20 04 JANUARY FEBRUARY Barbara Dickson
58 38 03 ENOLA GAY Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
59 36 03 HELA-DI-LADI-LO Dolly Dots
60 24 02 SUPER TROUPER Abba
61 38 03 CAN YOU FEEL IT Jacksons
62 24 01 CHARLIE STEPPED IN Frank Kelly
63 47 02 NE-NE-NA-NA-NA-NA-NU-NU Bad Manners
64 27 04 DANCE YOURSELF DIZZY Liquid Gold
65 27 02 LIP UP FATTY Bad Manners

66 28 01 TWO PINTS OF LAGER AND A PACKET OF CRISPS PLEASE Splodgenessabounds
67 43 02 SI BELLE ET INUTILE Lio
68 49 01 THEME FROM "JULIET BRAVO" Derek Goom
69 --- ---- BABOOSHKA Kate Bush
70 --- ---- VIENNA Ultravox
71 --- ---- ROCK 'N' ROLL Status Quo
72 --- ---- THE WAY OLD FRIENDS DO Abba
73 --- ---- EVERYBODY'S GOT TO LEARN SOMETIME Korgis
74 --- ---- (DO) THE HUCKLEBUCK Coast To Coast

75 --- ---- HAPPY NEW YEAR Abba
76 --- ---- BAGGY TROUSERS Madness
77 --- ---- PAPA PINGOUIN Sophie et Magaly
78 --- ---- THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL Abba
79 --- ---- EMBARRASSMENT Madness
80 --- ---- I SEE A BOAT ON THE RIVER Boney M
81 --- ---- RATATATAPLAN Raffaella Carra
82 --- ---- FAME Irene Cara
83 --- ---- BABY I LOVE YOU Ramones

84 --- ---- MARIGOT BAY Arabesque
85 --- ---- SUMMER FUN Barracudas
86 --- ---- YOUR EYES Cook Da Books
87 --- ---- TOCCATA Sky
88 --- ---- HEY JUDE De Danann
89 --- ---- LATE AT NIGHT Maywood
90 --- ---- PEDRO Raffaella Carra
91 --- ---- STEREOTYPE Specials

92 --- ---- ONE MORE LITTLE KISSY Luv'
93 --- ---- XANADU Ireen Sheer
94 --- ---- ICH HABE AUF LIEBE GESETZT Marianne Rosenberg
95 --- ---- DIE FRAU DIE DICH LIEBT Gitte
96 --- ---- FREU DICH BLO$ NICHT ZU FRüH Gitte
97 --- ---- ALL OUT OF LOVE Air Supply
98 --- ---- NIE MEHR ALLEIN SEIN Tony Holiday
99 --- ---- QUI EST CE GRAND CORBEAU NOIR Ringo
100 - ---- MY NUMBER ONE Luv'

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Postby Tiger » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:07 pm

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Postby Benny » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:16 pm

10 03 08 STOP THE CAVALRY Jona Lewie ##
21 01 05 THE TIDE IS HIGH Blondie
22 09 09 WHAT'S ANOTHER YEAR? Johnny Logan
36 15 03 WOMAN IN LOVE Barbra Streisand
48 34 03 XANADU Olivia Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra
50 33 03 LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON ME Abba
56 37 03 FADE TO GREY Visage
57 20 04 JANUARY FEBRUARY Barbara Dickson
60 24 02 SUPER TROUPER Abba
69 --- ---- BABOOSHKA Kate Bush
70 --- ---- VIENNA Ultravox
72 --- ---- THE WAY OLD FRIENDS DO Abba
73 --- ---- EVERYBODY'S GOT TO LEARN SOMETIME Korgis
75 --- ---- HAPPY NEW YEAR Abba
78 --- ---- THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL Abba
82 --- ---- FAME Irene Cara
97 --- ---- ALL OUT OF LOVE Air Supply

All five songs from Abba's "Super Trouper" album are fantastic; also great songs by Blondie, Kate Bush, Visage, Korgis and Barbra Streisand ("Woman In Love" is the only song by her that I like!)
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Postby Blondini » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:22 am

01 02 10 YOU GOTTA BE A HUSTLER IF YOU WANNA GET ON Sue Wilkinson ##
Great!
04 01 09 AMOUREUX SOLITAIRES Lio ##
^^Cute! French "Lolita-pop" i always like!
She's actually Portugese and that's a cover of legendary punk band Stinky Toys (singer Elli Medeiros made some great eighties pop singles).


06 01 06 EIGHTH DAY Hazel O'Connor ##
8-)
08 04 12 CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN Frank Kelly
10 03 08 STOP THE CAVALRY Jona Lewie ##

I'm curious about how you charted Christmas songs? Given that it takes you months to chart a song do they always chart in the New Year - peak in the summer? :lol: Stop The Cavalry is a rare Crimbo track that can be listened to outside the season, though - great song!


09 07 08 RAT RACE Specials ##
8-)
11 02 08 THE RETURN OF THE LOS PALMAS SEVEN Madness
8-)

15 04 07 YELLOW PEARL Philip Lynott ##
Great TOTP theme!

17 03 06 TWILIGHT CAFE Susan Fassbender ##
8-)
18 08 08 DOCTOR WHO Peter Howell and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Still great at this point!

19 03 09 DE VOGELTJESDANS (ORIGINAL BIRD DANCE) Electronica's
This is awful in any version - this got to #22 in UK as The Rweets were #2.

20 17 08 I BET YOU THEY WON'T PLAY THIS SONG ON THE RADIO Monty Python
:lol: NH this before! Should i include it in the upcoming Comedy Songs Survivor? There's one obvious inclusion (which i assume you've classed a 1979 release?)

21 01 05 THE TIDE IS HIGH Blondie
8-) 8-)

27 10 07 SHADDAP YOU FACE Joe Dolce Music Theatre
Higher than Vienna?? :wink:

28 16 05 DRUNKEN SAILOR Babe
You keep missing actual video footage - this one is priceless!
Terrible version of a traditional classic - they look like three Krystal Carringtons! Utterly un-babe-like - for me, at least!

31 26 04 BIG SHOT...MOMENTARILY Jona Lewie
A flop in between Parties and Cavalry - aptly named! It's not great on first listen, i'm afriad.

34 17 03 WILL YOU Hazel O'Connor
36 15 03 WOMAN IN LOVE Barbra Streisand
Great.

43 14 03 BERMUDA TRIANGLE Barry Manilow
One of his ones i like!
44 15 03 RABBIT Chas and Dave
8-)
48 34 03 XANADU Olivia Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra

50 33 03 LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON ME Abba
8-) 8-)
53 19 04 BANK ROBBER Clash
8-) 8-)
54 19 02 NEVER MIND THE PRESENTS Barron Knights

55 23 03 AMICALEMENT VOTRE Lio
Nice legs, other song is better - here's a clip for it you didn't link! :lol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wmtIdnm ... re=related

56 37 03 FADE TO GREY Visage
8-) 8-) Now this IS better than Vienna! :wink:

58 38 03 ENOLA GAY Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
8-)
60 24 02 SUPER TROUPER Abba
61 38 03 CAN YOU FEEL IT Jacksons
66 28 01 TWO PINTS OF LAGER AND A PACKET OF CRISPS PLEASE Splodgenessabounds

68 49 01 THEME FROM "JULIET BRAVO" Derek Goom

69 --- ---- BABOOSHKA Kate Bush
8-)
70 --- ---- VIENNA Ultravox
8-) 8-)
73 --- ---- EVERYBODY'S GOT TO LEARN SOMETIME Korgis
75 --- ---- HAPPY NEW YEAR Abba

76 --- ---- BAGGY TROUSERS Madness
8-) 8-)
78 --- ---- THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL Abba
8-)
79 --- ---- EMBARRASSMENT Madness
8-) 8-)
82 --- ---- FAME Irene Cara
83 --- ---- BABY I LOVE YOU Ramones
85 --- ---- SUMMER FUN Barracudas
87 --- ---- TOCCATA Sky
91 --- ---- STEREOTYPE Specials

92 --- ---- ONE MORE LITTLE KISSY Luv'
:lol: Pass!

93 --- ---- XANADU Ireen Sheer
94 --- ---- ICH HABE AUF LIEBE GESETZT Marianne Rosenberg
95 --- ---- DIE FRAU DIE DICH LIEBT Gitte
^^Both Woman In Love, interestingly.

98 --- ---- NIE MEHR ALLEIN SEIN Tony Holiday
I prefer Toni Halliday! (Curve) :lol:

99 --- ---- QUI EST CE GRAND CORBEAU NOIR Ringo
Video Killed The Radio Star! This version is quite good! :o They pinched the sleeve design from Blondie's Eat To The Beat album, though. *tut tut*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVI11IpmQzo

100 - ---- MY NUMBER ONE Luv'
:lol: :lol:
Luv the clip!
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Postby CZB » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:00 pm

Benny wrote:Barbra Streisand ("Woman In Love" is the only song by her that I like!)
Blondini wrote:43 14 03 BERMUDA TRIANGLE Barry Manilow
One of his ones i like! !
I've never been much of an albums buyer - as most acts tend to impress me only with a limited number of singles. I'm sure both of these performers have had many successful albums - but these two songs are just about the only ones of theirs that I've ever liked. They're so much better than anything else I've ever heard from them.....








Blondini wrote:I BET YOU THEY WON'T PLAY THIS SONG ON THE RADIO Monty Python
:lol: NH this before! Should i include it in the upcoming Comedy Songs Survivor? There's one obvious inclusion (which i assume you've classed a 1979 release?)
I suppose you mean "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life"? I do have that in 1979, yes. It was a hit in the Netherlands then, and maybe other countries too - but I think it took a few releases before it finally charted in the UK about ten years later. The version of the single I have has "I Bet You They Won't..." on the B-side. I meant to mention in the commentary - although it was already quite long, so I didn't - that this was one of the shortest songs ever to reach my chart, running to just under a minute in total!








Blondini wrote:08 04 12 CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN Frank Kelly
10 03 08 STOP THE CAVALRY Jona Lewie ##

I'm curious about how you charted Christmas songs? Given that it takes you months to chart a song do they always chart in the New Year - peak in the summer? :lol: Stop The Cavalry is a rare Crimbo track that can be listened to outside the season, though - great song!
A good question! Not many Christmas songs have reached, or even re-entered, the top 40 breakers since I began it in 1992 - and almost none have made it through into the top 40 since then. But before that, there were indeed several instances of Christmas songs entering my chart in December / January, and not peaking until a few months into the year, staying around right into the summer! Also, some Christmas songs re-entered my chart in later years - such as the two you quoted, which built up those total months as follows:

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN - Frank Kelly
December 1983 - May 1984: 09 04 07 10 23 43
December 1984 - March 1985: 39 32 43 46
December 1990: 47
December 1991: 49

STOP THE CAVALRY - Jona Lewie
December 1980 - May 1981: 06 04 03 09 16 26
December 1991 - January 1992: 30 41


And my favourite Christnas single ever actually re-entered no less than five times:

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December 1981 - May 1982: 23 11 08 09 14 22
December 1982 - January 1983: 23 36
December 1983: 45
December 1984 - May 1985: 36 21 21 28 36 49
December 1990 - February 1991: 16 25 48
December 1993 - February 1994: 37 37 40

What was that? Well, it's something that wasn't available on YouTube when I featured 1981 as a retro year here - but it is there now, unlike five of the other twenty-nine Christmas-related tracks that have ever reached my chart (excluding hits such as Las Ketchup's "Ketchup Song" and the Cheeky Girls' "Touch My Bum (The Cheeky Song)", of which there were Christmas versions, but only marginally contributing to the success of the main version). So, what better excuse could there be to construct a full top thirty of Christmas? I have just spent ninety minutes listening, via the below links, to all of these that YouTube can offer - and I have also noted the month in which each of them peaked!




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01 08 21 CHRISTMAS ON 45 Holly and the Ivy's
[ Peak: February 1982 ]
02 04 19 MARY'S BOY CHILD / OH MY LORD Boney M
[ Peak: August 1979 ]
03 01 12 MACARENA Los Del Rio
[ Peak: March 1997 ]
04 01 09 TEARS DON'T LIE Mark Oh
[ Peak: May 1995 ]
05 01 18 SOLEADO Gigi and Molly
[ Peak: October 2004 ]
06 11 10 TOORALOORALOORALOO Trio
[ Peak: April 1984 ]
07 04 12 CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN Frank Kelly
[ Peak: January 1984 ]
08 03 08 STOP THE CAVALRY Jona Lewie
[ Peak: February 1981 ]
09 15 15 WINTER WONDERLAND Twiggy
[ Peak: February 1991 ]

10 12 10 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK Pogues / Kirsty MacColl
[ Peak: March 1988]
11 01 07 DECK THE HALLS (WITH BOUGHS...) Berdien Stenberg
[ Peak: Dec' 1989 ]
12 05 07 A WINTER'S TALE David Essex
[ Peak: March 1983 ]
13 05 05 THE BOX OF DELIGHTS Pro Arte Orchestra
[ Peak: January 1985 ]
14 12 08 LICK A SMURP FOR CHRISTMAS Father Abraphart / Smurps
[ Peak: Nov' 1979 ]
15 04 05 WHAT ARE WE GONNA GET FOR 'ER INDOORS? Waterman / Cole
[ Peak: Feb' 1984 ]
16 28 06 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? Band Aid II
[ Peak: March 1990 ]
17 06 03 SILENT NIGHT Stevie Nicks
[ Peak: December 1992 ]
18 13 03 EXCELSIS D-O K. Dootje
[ Peak: January 1996 ]
19 08 05 HOKEY COKEY Snowmen
[ Peak: January 1982]
20 11 06 A MERRY JINGLE Greedies
[ Peak: July 1980 ]

21 17 04 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE Shakin' Stevens
[ Peak: February 1986 ]
22 09 02 SILENT NIGHT / STILLE NACHT BZN
[ Peak: December 1989 ]
23 30 05 LET'S PARTY Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers
[ Peak: December 1989 ]
24 18 02 IN THE BLEAK MID WINTER Nevada
[ Peak: March 1983 ]
25 19 02 NEVER MIND THE PRESENTS Barron Knights
[ Peak: January 1981 ]
26 24 02 CHRISTMAS IN SMURFLAND Father Abraham
[ Peak: December 1979 ]
27 38 01 SILENT NIGHT Foster and Allen
[ Peak: December 1990 ]
28 45 03 GELUKKIG KERSTFEEST Artiesten Voor't Ronald McDonald Huis
[ Peak: Dec' 1992 ]
29 44 01 CHRISTMAS DANCE Santa und Claus
[ Peak: December 1992 ]
30 50 01 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? Band Aid
[ Peak: April 1985 ]

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Postby Tiger » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:17 pm

CZB wrote:03 01 12 MACARENA Los Del Rio [/b] [ Peak: March 1997 ]
04 01 09 TEARS DON'T LIE Mark Oh
[ Peak: May 1995 ]

10 12 10 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK Pogues / Kirsty MacColl
[ Peak: March 1988]
16 28 06 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? Band Aid II
[ Peak: March 1990 ]

30 50 01 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? Band Aid
[ Peak: April 1985 ] [b]
Yes Los Del Rio is a christmas classic
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I wrote:Their first UK top ten hit....didn’t reach my top forty until sixteen years later - and their third, “Joan of Arc”, wasn’t much quicker, not entering my chart until 1995!
So.....for the second of this month's trips back in time, it's a six-hour YouTube journey through my favourites of 1995 - the mid-point of the 1990's, and of my monthly charts to date, as there were almost exactly the same number of them before the beginning of that year as there have been since it ended. At the age of 30/31, I had settled happily into early retirement, working typically one day per week - with plenty of time for watching television and listening to the radio, records and CDs. Although the weekly UK top forty chart shows were being presented exceptionally well (by Bruno Brookes, then Mark Goodier), I wasn't hearing very much music that I liked in them! But I was also listening to Belgium's BRT Top 30 - and was back in touch with the Dutch charts, thanks to RTL 5 / SBS 6, with the "Rabo" Top 40. However, I discovered the vast majority of my 1995 hits and breakers in the chart shows and music programmes of Germany. Just as with other years in this period, the emphasis is very much on.....Eurodance.



My monthly chart was more fast-moving then than it is now.....no, really - it was! Under the rules, every top forty hit had to remain in for at least three months - and that's how long almost a third of the eighty-eight hits of 1995 lasted. Fifteen more managed just four months - one of those being the fastest-disappearing chart-topper ever. And long chart runs were very rare - even for the forty top ten hits, including six other number ones. My top single of the year didn't actually reach number one in my chart (although it did in Germany, Austria, Norway, Sweden and Ireland - and was eventually even a minor hit in the UK!) but was almost unique in spending a lot of months at the upper end of my top forty. I recall that the first time I heard it, I knew instantly that it would be my Record of the Month - before I could even confirm the title, or discover who it was by, from the DJ who had just played it! So, let's go. All together now - "I wonder how, I wonder why, yesterday you told me 'bout the blue blue sky....."








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01 06 15 LEMON TREE Fool's Garden ##
02 02 14 MAGIC CARPET RIDE Mighty Dub Katz
03 01 13 YODEL IN THE CANYON OF LOVE Eden Fizz / Do Re Mi featuring Kerry ##
04 01 08 FRED, COME TO BED E-rotic
05 07 12 DUB-I-DUB Me and My
06 02 08 SHUT UP (AND SLEEP WITH ME) Sin With Sebastian
07 03 10 ROLLING HOME Rednex
08 01 07 NEVER GONNA SAY I'M SORRY Ace of Base
09 01 12 PURE Scanners
10 11 07 NOSTALGIA Magazin and Lidija ##
11 01 08 BEAUTIFUL LIFE Ace of Base
12 01 09 I KISS YOUR LIPS Tokyo Ghetto Pussy
13 02 07 LAND OF DREAMING Masterboy
14 03 05 WILLY, USE A BILLY, BOY E-rotic
15 05 07 FLY (THROUGH THE STARRY NIGHT) 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor
16 05 06 THERE IS A PARTY DJ Bobo

17 10 08 HERE I GO AGAIN BND
18 03 05 GENERATION OF LOVE Masterboy ##
19 07 08 ARE YOU READY TO FLY Dune
20 08 06 SEXY EYES Whigfield
21 10 12 ANYWHERE IS Enya
22 08 07 REALITY Gai Jin
23 07 08 I WANNA B WITH U Fun Factory
24 07 07 VERAS / YOU'LL SEE Madonna
25 12 06 FIND ANOTHER WAY Captain Hollywood Project
26 01 04 ANGEL (LADADI O-HEYO) Jam and Spoon featuring Plavka
27 03 07 NAKED AND SACRED Chynna Phillips
28 05 05 WHERE THE WILD ROSES GROW Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue
29 06 05 ALICE (WHO THE XXXX IS ALICE?) Gompie
30 05 07 DON'T STOP ME NOW Loft
31 06 06 CHILDREN Robert Miles
32 04 05 FALLING IN LOVE Rave-O-Lution
33 13 08 HEART TO HEART Blossom / HERZ AN HERZ Blümchen

34 03 05 KEEP ON TRYING Twenty 4 Seven
35 05 04 FRED KOMM' INS BETT Fred Feuerstein featuring Wilma
36 06 06 GONNA GET ALONG Mr President
37 12 05 DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY The Free
38 12 05 MEHR ALS EIN BISSCHEN FRIEDEN Nicole ##
39 02 04 WHAT'S THAT TUNE (DOO DOO DOO DOO...) Dorothy [ As near as YouTube gets! ]
40 07 04 SCATMAN'S WORLD Scatman John
41 14 08 HET BUSJE KOMT ZO Höllenboer
42 15 05 IF THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES / POUR QUE TU M'AIMES ENCORE Celine Dion ##
43 15 04 NOCTURNE Secret Garden ##
44 13 06 THINK OF YOU Whigfield
45 14 07 CELEBRATION Fun Factory
46 07 05 LOVE AND DEVOTION MC Sar and the Real McCoy ##
47 13 04 BIG TIME Whigfield
48 15 04 LUCKY LOVE Ace of Base ##
49 06 04 INSIDE OUT Culture Beat
50 15 07 COME TAKE MY HAND 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor

51 15 06 THINK TWICE Donna Marie
52 16 04 DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART Sonic Dream Collective
53 08 03 THE ULTIMATE REDNEX MEGAMIX Rednex
54 15 04 LIVING ON A DREAM Right Said Fred
55 22 07 STARS Charly Lownoise and Mental Theo
56 05 05 VELVET PARK Lavinia Jones
57 09 03 BOTTLENECK BOB Rednex
58 17 04 GIVE MY LIFE Army of Lovers
59 14 04 WILD 'N' FREE Rednex
60 13 04 HAPPY DAYS, HAPPY WEEKS Destination
61 13 03 I MIGHT BE CRYING Tanita Tikaram ##
62 20 03 PLANET LOVE Intermission
63 14 03 THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON TV Diva
64 20 03 RAINBOW IN THE SKY DJ Paul Elstak
65 15 03 AON FOCAL EILE Richie Kavanagh ##
66 19 04 SAVE ME Activate
67 23 04 CAROLINE Kirsty MacColl

68 30 03 WHITER SHADE OF PALE Annie Lennox
69 27 03 THE FIRST, THE LAST, ETERNITY Snap
70 28 03 ADIEMUS Adiemus
71 31 03 LONE RANGER Swagman featuring Quantum Jump
72 28 03 SANTA MARIA Tatjana
73 27 03 DIE ZWEITE LIEBE Nicole
74 28 03 WORLD OF MAGIC Pharao
75 29 03 LOVE CAN BUILD A BRIDGE Cher, Chrissie Hynde, Neneh Cherry, Eric Clapton
76 27 03 NOSTRA CULPA Imperio
77 33 03 CLOSE TO YOU Whigfield
78 18 03 HAND IN HAND 3-O-Matic
79 28 03 WHO'S GONNA KISS THAT MAN? Marisa Turner
80 30 03 I WANNA BE A HIPPY Technohead
81 33 03 TELL ME THE WAY Cappella
82 34 03 BE MY LOVER La Bouche
83 34 03 I LOVE TO LOVE La Bouche

84 36 03 FREEDOM DJ Bobo
85 33 03 BABY BABY Corona
86 34 03 I DON'T WANNA BE A STAR Corona
87 37 03 I'LL FOLLOW THE SUN Mr President
88 39 03 FALLING IN LOVE La Bouche
89 45 ---- GOLDEN BOY Sin With Sebastian
90 48 ---- SLA JE ARM OM ME HEEN Wendy van Wanten
91 49 ---- HERE I GO 2 Unlimited
92 50 ---- I CAN'T GET NO (WAHAHA) Mark'Oh
93 53 ---- FATHER AND SON Boyzone
94 55 ---- REMEMBER ME THIS WAY Jordan Hill
95 56 ---- TEARS IN THE RAIN Jennifer Rush
96 60 ---- TRY ME OUT Corona
97 64 ---- SONG FOR YOU II Young II Rave
98 66 ---- GO FOR THE HEART Sox (Samantha Fox)
99 67 ---- SCHLüMPFEN COWBOY JOE Die Schlümpfe
100 68 -- DON'T BREAK MY HEART Vaya Con Dios

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Postby Blondini » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:41 am

09 01 12 PURE Scanners

:o This really works! Especially the distinctive motif of the Lightning Seeds song. Was this a UK single? The Discogs site mentions two UK promos. I'm gonna make a note of this and vote it in Retro when we get to 95! What month did you chart it so i can mark it down and save it for reference? :P :wink:


14 03 05 WILLY, USE A BILLY, BOY E-rotic
Sorry, i can't listen to this act! But at least this is giving a safe sex message. :lol:

24 07 07 VERAS / YOU'LL SEE Madonna
YS is one of her greatest ballads. Spanish version is interesting.

28 05 05 WHERE THE WILD ROSES GROW Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue 8-) 8-) 8-)
29 06 05 ALICE (WHO THE XXXX IS ALICE?) Gompie
You should have put a warning on this! It's the F version, not the X one!
I bought this AND Smokie/ Roy! In some ways this is better (it came first - the F version, of course), but Chubby is our (North East/ English) culture so it resonates more with me/ Brits i think!

31 06 06 CHILDREN Robert Miles
8-) 8-)

40 07 04 SCATMAN'S WORLD Scatman John
44 13 06 THINK OF YOU Whigfield
49 06 04 INSIDE OUT Culture Beat

51 15 06 THINK TWICE Donna Marie
Interesting - Celine reggaefied! :lol:

67 23 04 CAROLINE Kirsty MacColl
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Postby Benny » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:24 am

01 06 15 LEMON TREE Fool's Garden ##
08 01 07 NEVER GONNA SAY I'M SORRY Ace of Base
11 01 08 BEAUTIFUL LIFE Ace of Base
21 10 12 ANYWHERE IS Enya
24 07 07 VERAS / YOU'LL SEE Madonna 8-)
28 05 05 WHERE THE WILD ROSES GROW Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue 8-)
29 06 05 ALICE (WHO THE XXXX IS ALICE?) Gompie
31 06 06 CHILDREN Robert Miles 8-)
40 07 04 SCATMAN'S WORLD Scatman John
42 15 05 IF THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES / POUR QUE TU M'AIMES ENCORE Celine Dion 8-)
44 13 06 THINK OF YOU Whigfield
48 15 04 LUCKY LOVE Ace of Base ##
49 06 04 INSIDE OUT Culture Beat
69 27 03 THE FIRST, THE LAST, ETERNITY Snap
70 28 03 ADIEMUS Adiemus
82 34 03 BE MY LOVER La Bouche
88 39 03 FALLING IN LOVE La Bouche
93 53 ---- FATHER AND SON Boyzone
95 56 ---- TEARS IN THE RAIN Jennifer Rush

This really brings back a lot of memories! Most of the Eurodance songs at that time were really horrible, like E-rotic, Masterboy or Sin with Sebastian; but there were also some great songs that I still like today. :wink:


35 05 04 FRED KOMM' INS BETT Fred Feuerstein featuring Wilma :lol:
So now we know what the Flintstones do in bed :wink:
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Postby Tiger » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:35 pm

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Postby CZB » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:04 pm

Tiger wrote:My biggest surprise this month is the amount of singles that Rednex had! :P
They had a lot more European releases than those that made it to the UK! However, from this year, "Bottleneck Bob" and "The Ultimate Rednex Megamix" were just bonus tracks on the "Rolling Home" single.






Blondini wrote:09 01 12 PURE Scanners

:o This really works! Especially the distinctive motif of the Lightning Seeds song. Was this a UK single? The Discogs site mentions two UK promos. I'm gonna make a note of this and vote it in Retro when we get to 95! What month did you chart it so i can mark it down and save it for reference? :P :wink:
Unfortunately, this entered the breakers in February 1998, and was my number one in June and July of that later year! That, no doubt, reflected when I managed to find a copy of the single, on 12" promo. I can remember where I bought it, and that I was taking a slight chance on it actually being the version of "Pure" that I had been looking for for some time - since having (only) heard it played as background music in a supermarket! Not even knowing until then that the artist name was "Scanners", I think it was quite some time later until I was able to get a CD version - from Germany, I believe.

I hadn't known either of these details until now.....but according to this, the act were Spanish - and, as well as being officially released in Spain, "Pure" was also a single in Australia. However, it doesn't seem to have ever been a hit in either of these countries - and, although I guess it was intended to be released in the UK (otherwise it wouldn't have been on whatever CD promo compilation the supermarket was playing!), I don't believe it ever actually was.

So I'm afraid I can't tie this down to any more specific month of 1995 - although at least all of this would seem to confirm that I have allocated it to the correct year!
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Postby Blondini » Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:29 am

No worries, i'll just pick July! :wink:
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Postby irishguy28 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:59 am

CZB wrote:and, as well as being officially released in Spain, "Pure" was also a single in Australia. However, it doesn't seem to have ever been a hit in either of these countries - and, although I guess it was intended to be released in the UK (otherwise it wouldn't have been on whatever CD promo compilation the supermarket was playing!), I don't believe it ever actually was.
I'm afraid I'll have to disagree with you on this!

Discogs contains information posted by regular users, so it's unofficial, and can sometimes contain errors. If you look at the inlay scans of the single attributed to Australia (click on "More Images" under the thumbnail of the sleeve), you'll clearly see that it was manufactured in Germany by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe; and that the copyright is owned by Warner Music UK, licensed from BIT Records, Spain, while the artwork copyright is owned by Warner Music UK. None of this is what you would expect from an Australian release - at the very least, regardless of which entity owned the copyright on the disc, Australian releases from this era were manufactured locally by Warner Music Manufacturing Australia - I have several such examples in my collection. Warner would not have been habitually having discs for the Australian market pressed in Europe and sent half-way around the globe - that was very uneconomical, and unnecessary as Australia had plenty of disc manufacturing capacity.

Further more, despite the listed catalogue number on Discogs (which is actually the bar code), its catalogue number is WEA026CD, a series which most definitely makes it a UK release (check, for instance, its nearest neighbours in this numbering scheme- the UK issues of Enya's "Anywhere Is" - WEA023CD; The Pretenders' "2000 Miles" - WEA024CD; Motiv 8 & Kym Mazelle's "Searching For The Golden Eye" - WEA027CD, and A.D.A.M. feat Amy's "Memories And Dreams" - WEA028CD - though this latter one is incorrectly listed as a German release on Discogs.

So, it seems clear that this was in fact the UK release, and there probably never was a release in Australia!

Why the original submitter of that entry on Discogs thought the release was Australian is a matter of conjecture - but my guess is that they acquired their copy second hand in Australia, and just assumed that it was a local edition (and sure enough, the submitter is based in Melbourne). There's certainly NOTHING on the sleeve/inlay to support the claim that it was an Australian release.

There are no second hand stores of any note in Sydney these days, unfortunately, but in my rummagings there in the past you'd be surprised at what turns up there. There is so much travel and traffic between the UK and Australia that it's not so surprising that at least one copy of an obscure single could make the journey...
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Postby irishguy28 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:46 am

By the way, I'll return later to review your picks from 1980, though 1995 is likely to be of far more interest to me!

Can't believe that The Bards' version of "Lanigan's Ball" didn't make the cut for 1980 though!!! I presume Frank Kelly's "Charlie Stepped In" (which I can't recall) was some kind of parody/response?
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Postby CZB » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:37 pm

irishguy28 wrote:Can't believe that The Bards' version of "Lanigan's Ball" didn't make the cut for 1980 though!!!
Disbelieve no longer - it's there, at number 14! :D

irishguy28 wrote:I presume Frank Kelly's "Charlie Stepped In" (which I can't recall) was some kind of parody/response?
It was - and it was politics-related, the "Charlie" being Charles Haughey. I thought it might have been referring to frequent changes of government at the time - but looking back at the dates, perhaps it was just about changes of party leadership in Fianna Fáil. It was played in the chart show, unlike the later "Charlie's Song" by the Morrisseys - which I think was more of a campaign anthem.






irishguy28 wrote:Discogs contains information posted by regular users, so it's unofficial, and can sometimes contain errors.
Sorry - I hadn't realised this. I had seen references to it, in Blondini's posts and elsewhere, and might have seen the occasional page previously - but had never seen anything there as detailed as countries of release. It's useful to know that, like so many others, it's not an official source and such things are likely to need further verification.



irishguy28 wrote:Further more, despite the listed catalogue number on Discogs (which is actually the bar code), its catalogue number is WEA026CD, a series which most definitely makes it a UK release (check, for instance, its nearest neighbours in this numbering scheme- the UK issues of Enya's "Anywhere Is" - WEA023CD; The Pretenders' "2000 Miles" - WEA024CD; Motiv 8 & Kym Mazelle's "Searching For The Golden Eye" - WEA027CD, and A.D.A.M. feat Amy's "Memories And Dreams" - WEA028CD - though this latter one is incorrectly listed as a German release on Discogs.
I think therein lies the way to a better answer to Blondini's question! Googling on that catalogue number for "Pure" leads only to an ebay auction for that CD, too long ago to be still visible - but which would seem to confirm its accuracy. Here are the chart entry dates, from one of the "Guinness Hit Singles" books, of the other singles you mention - and a few more with nearby catalogue numbers that I identified from further Googling:

WEA022CD - 04 Nov 1995 - "Never" - Electrafixion

WEA023CD - 18 Nov 1995 - "Anywhere Is" - Enya

WEA024CD - n/a - "2000 Miles" - this must have been a non-charting reissue

WEA025CD - nothing identifiable at all for this one

WEA026CD - "Pure" - Scanners

WEA027CD - 23 Dec 1995 - "Searching For The Golden Eye" - Motiv 8 & Kym Mazelle

WEA028CD - did not chart - "Memories And Dreams" - A.D.A.M. feat. Amy

WEA029CD - 23 Dec 1995 - "I Don't Wanna Be A Star" - Corona

WEA030CD - 16 Dec 1995 - "If You Wanna Party" - Outhere Brothers

Blondini wrote:No worries, i'll just pick July! :wink:
Based on the foregoing, I'd suggest that you instead pick December!! :D
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Postby irishguy28 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:28 pm

CZB wrote:
irishguy28 wrote:Can't believe that The Bards' version of "Lanigan's Ball" didn't make the cut for 1980 though!!!
Disbelieve no longer - it's there, at number 14! :D

Oops! :oops: :oops: :oops: How did I miss that???

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irishguy28 wrote:I presume Frank Kelly's "Charlie Stepped In" (which I can't recall) was some kind of parody/response?
It was - and it was politics-related, the "Charlie" being Charles Haughey. I thought it might have been referring to frequent changes of government at the time - but looking back at the dates, perhaps it was just about changes of party leadership in Fianna Fáil.
Yes - 1980 was too early for it to be a reference to the frequent elections. There were 3 within a 17-month period spanning 1981 & 1982.
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Postby Blondini » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:23 am

:D Trust Neil to unpick a puzzle! Should have looked more closely!
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Time now for some April action.....







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CZB'S TOP FORTY ------------------- Month 380 -------------------- APRIL 2011
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01 01 05 HELLO Martin Solveig featuring Dragonette
02 02 03 KENTISH TOWN WALTZ Imelda May
03 ---- 01 GREGORY'S THEME Basto! [Highest New Entry] ##
04 10 02 SISTER MARIE SAYS OMD
05 06 06 A MOMENT OF MADNESS Katie Melua
06 07 03 HIGHER Taio Cruz and Kylie Minogue ##
07 04 04 BIG WORLD Jacqueline (Govaert)
08 ---- 01 DISARM YOURSELF Dash Berlin featuring Emma Hewitt
09 03 05 STUCK Caro Emerald
10 08 05 COOLER COULEUR Crookers featuring Yelle

11 11 02 CHASING DREAMS Sebastian Cruz featuring Miryel ##
12 16 02 NITON (THE REASON) Eric Prydz
13 ---- 01 LOVE IS DARKNESS Sander Van Doorn featuring Carol Lee
14 15 06 THIS PRETTY FACE Amy MacDonald
15 18 03 WHO'S THAT CHICK David Guetta featuring Rihanna
16 ---- 01 THE NIGHT BEFORE Hooverphonic
17 05 06 NOT GIVING UP ON LOVE Armin Van Buuren vs Sophie Ellis-Bextor
18 12 04 RIVIERA LIFE Caro Emerald
19 09 05 BARBRA STREISAND Duck Sauce
20 14 04 CATCH YOUR FALL Clokx ##

21 28 02 INDESTRUCTIBLE Robyn
22 13 06 BACK IT UP Caro Emerald
23 20 06 TAKE IT OFF Regi and Kaya Jones
24 17 04 UNENDLICHE SINFONIE Polarkreis 18
25 ---- 01 ON THE FLOOR Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
26 21 07 BROMANCE Tim Berg
27 26 03 SPARK Amy MacDonald
28 40 02 COMING HOME Diddy Dirty Money featuring Skylar Grey [Rapid Riser]
29 19 06 TE QUIERO Stromae
30 24 05 SING WITH A SWING DKS

31 30 08 ONE Swedish House Mafia
32 29 09 WE NO SPEAK AMERICANO Yolanda Be Cool and D-Cup [Longest Laster]
33 ---- 01 THE RAIN Markus Schulz
34 23 05 WHO OWNS MY HEART Miley Cyrus ##
35 33 09 COME HOME Amatorski [Longest Laster] ##
36 ---- 01 KING OF ANYTHING Sara Bareilles
37 22 08 A HAPPY PLACE Katie Melua [Fastest Faller]
38 ---- 01 THE FLOOD Katie Melua
39 35 03 I WANNA Bob Sinclar and Sahara featuring Shaggy
40 ---- 01 NEED YOU NOW Lady Antebellum
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 00 ] GONNA BE Karen Bishko [Chartbuster] ##
02 [ 03 ] DANCE THE WAY I FEEL Ou Est Le Swimming Pool
03 [ 04 ] I'M IN LOVE Alex Gaudino
04 [ 06 ] FORGET YOU Cee Lo Green
05 [ 08 ] STAY Hurts
06 [ 09 ] HEARTBEAT Enrique Iglesias featuring Nicole Scherzinger
07 [ 11 ] TAKE OVER CONTROL Afrojack featuring Eva Simons
08 [ 00 ] MR SAXOBEAT Alexandra Stan
09 [ 10 ] AMAZING Inna
10 [ 12 ] CROSSFIRE Brandon Flowers

11 [ 13 ] 10 MINUTES Inna
12 [ 14 ] GOOD TIMES Roll Deep featuring Jodie Connor
13 [ 15 ] FEED THE HORSE Fagget Fairys
14 [ 16 ] WONDERFUL LIFE Hurts
15 [ 17 ] DANCE IN THE DARK Lady GaGa
16 [ 20 ] SUNDAY Hurts
17 [ 19 ] RAPTURE Nadia Ali / Iio
08 [ 00 ] ANGER NEVER DIES Hooverphonic
19 [ 21 ] OGNI TANTO Gianna Nannini
20 [ 23 ] (HEY) NAH NEH NAH (Milk and Sugar vs) Vaya Con Dios

21 [ 22 ] LA SERENISSIMA Mike Candys featuring Jack Holiday
22 [ 26 ] ON MY OWN Yasmin
23 [ 27 ] APHRODITE Kylie Minogue
24 [ 24 ] LOVE LOVE Amy MacDonald
25 [ 25 ] RUNAWAY Mason
26 [ 28 ] LOCA Shakira featuring El Cata
27 [ 33 ] DELIRIOUS Michael Mind Project
28 [ 38 ] SUN IS UP Inna
29 [ 31 ] DIRTY TALK Wynter Gordon
30 [ 36 ] I LOVE U SO Cassius

31 [ 32 ] WHERE DO I START? Chicane
32 [ 35 ] TIK TOK Bob Sinclar featuring Sean Paul
33 [ 00 ] HAPPINESS Alexis Jordan
34 [ 00 ] I WROTE THE BOOK Beth Ditto
35 [ 37 ] SATURDAY Basshunter
36 [ 00 ] SHE'S GOT NOTHING ON (BUT THE RADIO) Roxette
37 [ 00 ] NO ONE MAKES IT ON HER OWN Roxette
38 [ 00 ] THE FACE OF THE PLANET Subs
39 [ 00 ] BORN THIS WAY Lady GaGa
40 [ 00 ] WE GET HIGH Gregor Salto featuring Chappell
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Number one nine years ago: MOI....LOLITA Alizee
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Number one eighteen years ago: WENN ICH DICH NICHT LIEBEN WURDE Nicole
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Number one twenty-seven years ago: RONDO RUSSO Berdien Stenberg
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It’s exactly four years since any single spent five months at number one in my chart - Holly Dolly climbed to the top with “Dolly’s Song” in December 2006, and was still there in April of the following year. Now Martin Solveig and Dragonette match the dancing donkey, as “Hello” remains in pole position yet again, one of just three non-movers this month. It has been a major hit in a variety of European countries throughout these five months - starting off in France, and finally reaching the top five in Germany only last week! Within my new top five, one strong contender for next month’s number one is the highest of nine new entries - Basto!’s “Gregory’s Theme”, March’s Chartbuster, is straight in at number three. There are also chart debuts inside the top twenty for Eindhoven-born Sander Van Doorn and Belgian group Hooverphonic, with “Love Is Darkness” and “The Night Before” at 13 and 16 respectively - but there’s a more impressive new entry, and a third hit, for Dash Berlin and Emma Hewitt at number eight. They previously had a number one in my chart with “Waiting” - could “Disarm Yourself” give them another?

Meanwhile, in the bottom half of the top forty, there are two further chart debuts - Nashville, Tennessee group Lady Antebellum with “Need You Now” at 40 and Miami, Florida-based German trance DJ Markus Schulz with “Rain” at 35. There’s a third hit for Sara Bareilles with “King Of Anything” at 36, a fourth for Jennifer Lopez with “On The Floor” at 25, and an eighth success for Katie Melua with “The Flood” at 38. Although this was the first single from her most recent album, two other songs on it have already charted - including “A Happy Place”, this month’s fastest faller, which is now placed just above “The Flood” at number 37. Among nineteen other tracks moving down are joint longest lasters “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool featuring D-Cup, and “Come Home” by Amatorski, making their ninth appearances at 32 and 35 respectively. Just eight hits are moving up this month - and the Rapid Riser is “Coming Home”, as Diddy Dirty Money featuring Skylar Grey race up twelve places to number 28.

Only two acts with previous successes in my charts are among the month's new potential future hits. Lady GaGa was born in 1986 - so she would only have been four years old when Roxette first impressed me, with "Dangerous". However, she has had six top forty entries (including number ones "Poker Face" and "Alejandro") in just over two years, whereas only two other hits have followed so far for the Swedish duo - "Crash Boom Bang" and "Milk And Toast And Honey". So they are looking now for their fourth and fifth with "No One Makes It On Her Own" and "She's Got Nothing On (But The Radio)", both of which are tracks from their new album "Charm School". While Hooverphonic’s first hit, a new entry this month, could rapidly be followed by a second, “Anger Never Dies”, neither the Subs nor Gregor Salto have made it to the top forty. Could it be third time lucky for “The Face Of The Planet”, or second time lucky for “We Get High”?

The other four new breakers are by female singers, all appearing for the first time. 30-year-old Beth Ditto is currently in the top ten in Belgium with “I Wrote The Book”; 18-year-old Alexis Jordan has already enjoyed more widespread success with debut single “Happiness”, while 21-year-old Alexandra Stan is becoming the latest Romanian artist to hit the charts in many countries beyond her homeland. The second highest new breaker, "Mr Saxobeat" stands a very good chance of entering my top forty. But guaranteed a place there in May is a multi-talented 39-year-old. A reality television show star from two decades ago, long before such programmes became commonplace (who remembers “The Living Soap”?) - she has since been a portrait artist, agony aunt, writer and performer. April 2011’s Chartbuster is apparently featured in a two-hour show she wrote, “Therapy Rocks”, which premiered at the New York Musical Theatre a few months ago. However, while the song only appeared on a CD album (obtainable through her own website) more recently, it is at least three years old - and possibly older. A live performance at Clapham Grand, London, seems to be the only version available on YouTube - but the studio recording can now be downloaded from Amazon. My Record of the Month for April 2011 is Karen Bishko, with “Gonna Be”.

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Postby Tiger » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:46 pm

CZB wrote:01 01 05 HELLO Martin Solveig featuring Dragonette
04 10 02 SISTER MARIE SAYS OMD
06 07 03 HIGHER Taio Cruz and Kylie Minogue ##
09 03 05 STUCK Caro Emerald

14 15 06 THIS PRETTY FACE Amy MacDonald
17 05 06 NOT GIVING UP ON LOVE Armin Van Buuren vs Sophie Ellis-Bextor
18 12 04 RIVIERA LIFE Caro Emerald
19 09 05 BARBRA STREISAND Duck Sauce

22 13 06 BACK IT UP Caro Emerald
24 17 04 UNENDLICHE SINFONIE Polarkreis 18
25 ---- 01 ON THE FLOOR Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
27 26 03 SPARK Amy MacDonald

32 29 09 WE NO SPEAK AMERICANO Yolanda Be Cool and D-Cup [Longest Laster]
36 ---- 01 KING OF ANYTHING Sara Bareilles
40 ---- 01 NEED YOU NOW Lady Antebellum

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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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04 [ 06 ] FORGET YOU Cee Lo Green
05 [ 08 ] STAY Hurts
07 [ 11 ] TAKE OVER CONTROL Afrojack featuring Eva Simons
08 [ 00 ] MR SAXOBEAT Alexandra Stan
09 [ 10 ] AMAZING Inna
10 [ 12 ] CROSSFIRE Brandon Flowers

15 [ 17 ] DANCE IN THE DARK Lady GaGa
16 [ 20 ] SUNDAY Hurts
20 [ 23 ] (HEY) NAH NEH NAH (Milk and Sugar vs) Vaya Con Dios

22 [ 26 ] ON MY OWN Yasmin
24 [ 24 ] LOVE LOVE Amy MacDonald
28 [ 38 ] SUN IS UP Inna

39 [ 00 ] BORN THIS WAY Lady GaGa
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Number one nine years ago: MOI....LOLITA Alizee
Wooooo jennifer Lopez/Pitbull - probably her biggest in years?
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Postby Blondini » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:56 pm

You charted The Flood as a Breaker before, right? Why is it suddenly a hit now?
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Postby CZB » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:29 pm

Blondini wrote:You charted The Flood as a Breaker before, right? Why is it suddenly a hit now?
Not entirely unusually (!), "The Flood" has been making a slow climb up the breakers for the last eight months (40 39 38 29 22 17 08 05, actual positions 125 124 123 114 107 102 93 78) and only now I feel that I like it enough to give it a top forty entry! In the meantime, of course, I've enjoyed two of her other album tracks considerably more.

That's not even the slowest top forty entry this time - which would be Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" (which needed almost as long to reach the German Top 100, after initially missing out there by just a few places!). It took ten months to make it through the breakers into my top forty (34 27 21 20 20 15 10 07 05 02, actual positions 119 112 106 105 105 100 92 87 87 70)

I complied a feature covering "most months in the breakers before entering the top forty (or not!)" two years ago, here. The particular circumstances which allowed just five tracks.....

ADAGIO - Tiesto
IF I WERE YOU - Candee Jay
LIVING ON VIDEO - Lazard
MY FIRST LOVE - Lovestern Galaktika Project
WHERE ARE YOU NOW - Ian Van Dahl

to break the rules and spend thirteen months in the breakers have not since recurred - although three more recent breakers:

POISON PRINCE Amy MacDonald
TAKE ON ME Topmodelz
VOYAGE VOYAGE Bananarama

have remained for the maximum twelve months, before not charting!
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Postby CZB » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:39 pm

Tiger wrote:Wooooo jennifer Lopez/Pitbull - probably her biggest in years?
Yes indeed.......



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01 02 10 0159 AIN'T IT FUNNY Jennifer Lopez [#2 of 2001]
02 12 05 1453 QUE HICISTE Jennifer Lopez [#46 of 2006]
03 20 04 1663 WAITING FOR TONIGHT Jennifer Lopez [#39 of 1999]
04 25 1+ 2192 ON THE FLOOR Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull [#43 of 2010]
05 116 -- 3458 LOVE DON'T COST A THING Jennifer Lopez [#140 of 2000]
06 123 -- 3608 LET'S GET LOUD Jennifer Lopez [#155 of 2000]
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In the months ahead, of course, "On The Floor" may well overtake one or both of the two tracks currently just above it in this list!




In beginning to prepare for the first of this month's Retro top 100s, for early next week - covering a year in which there were ninety hits and breakers - I'm just considering the forty-six other CD singles I bought from that year, and finding that.....most of them, I can barely even remember now! :o

I suppose that confirms to some extent why I didn't regard them as being quite good enough to even reach the breakers back then.....but I suspect that I'm going to find it more difficult (or, at least, time-consuming) than usual to decide which ten of the forty-six deserve a place in the remaining positions 91-100 of the year.....
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Coming right up, at the top of the next page, the first Retro chart of the month!
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I wrote:It’s exactly four years since any single spent five months at number one in my chart - Holly Dolly climbed to the top with “Dolly’s Song” in December 2006, and was still there in April of the following year.
And there's the clue to the first of this month's mystery Retro years - as today, using the YouTube links below, I spent six hours revisiting my favourite tracks of five years ago. What can be said of the year 2006.....? Well, not much that I haven't previously said about other nearby years in the most recently-ended decade (the "noughties", "nillies" or whatever it should be called!). I was tuning in then, as now, to the weekly chart shows of the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands - so these countries provided the majority of the ninety tracks that reached my monthly breakers lists, including the fifty-seven that went on to reach the top forty chart.

Perhaps surprisingly, only seven of those fifty-seven hits didn't make the top twenty - as can be seen in some of the first charts I posted at the very start of this thread in mid 2007, many of the top songs of 2006 were still slowly sliding down the bottom twenty, as they completed their very long chart-runs! Partly for this reason, some of the singles with higher peaks that disappeared more quickly ended up lower down in the overall ranking for the year. Naturally, those don't include Holly Dolly - with five months at number one, "Dolly Song" has to be the record of the year, doesn't it.....? But some of its closer challengers may be more unexpected, as can now be revealed!









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01 01 13 DOLLY SONG (IEVA'S POLKA) Holly Dolly ##
02 04 11 RUN Milk Inc.
03 11 13 ROOD Marco Borsato ##
04 02 10 I DON'T FEEL LIKE DANCING Scissor Sisters
05 05 10 THE SONGS THAT WE SING Charlotte Gainsbourg
06 01 13 STARS ARE BLIND Paris Hilton
07 01 10 ON THE RADIO Groove Coverage
08 01 10 CRY FOR YOU September
09 02 13 EVERYBODY'S DARLING Soffy O
10 02 09 NO ANGEL Milk Inc. ##
11 03 11 JUST A GIRL Ian Van Dahl
12 01 08 WHEN LOVE BECOMES A LIE Liz Kay
13 03 09 LOST Roger Sanchez
14 04 09 NEW YORK NEW YORK Moby featuring Debbie Harry

15 02 14 LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON ME Sylver
16 07 10 HE'S A PIRATE Klaus Badelt and DJ Tiesto
17 06 10 HURT Christina Aguilera
18 12 14 FOREVER FRIENDS Fred Baker
19 14 16 LARGER THAN LIFE Regi, Wout and Caren Meynen
20 06 11 ALIVE Kate Ryan
21 08 10 PUSH Shaun Baker
22 11 10 ILLEGAL Shakira featuring Carlos Santana ##
23 09 09 SHE'S MADONNA Robbie Williams and Pet Shop Boys
24 03 08 5.55 Charlotte Gainsbourg
25 05 08 ALL GOOD THINGS (COME TO AN END) Nelly Furtado
26 05 08 WE'RE FROM BARCELONA I'm From Barcelona
27 04 08 JE T'ADORE Kate Ryan
28 01 08 LUCKY Lucky Twice
29 03 08 MOAN Trentemoller featuring Ana Trolle

30 11 09 UH MAMMA Banaroo ##
31 17 12 NEVER ENDING DREAM Cascada
32 07 09 ALL FOR YOU Kate Ryan
33 10 12 ON THE RADIO Regina Spektor
34 21 16 ICH BIN ICH (WIR SIND WIR) Rosenstolz
35 09 11 CARNIVAL John Marks
36 02 08 HIPS DON'T LIE Shakira
37 05 07 SAIL Armin Van Buuren
38 03 07 ARE U READY Pakito
39 11 08 SAMSON Regina Spektor ##
40 18 09 READY FOR LOVE Cascada
41 12 07 EVERYTHING I HATE Anna Vissi ##
42 14 08 HET DORP Dana Winner ##
43 06 06 KING OF MY CASTLE Yanou featuring Liz Kay
44 10 06 NOTHING IN THIS WORLD Paris Hilton ##
45 13 07 RENEGADE ATB featuring Heather Nova
46 12 05 QUE HICISTE Jennifer Lopez

47 15 05 NO NO NEVER Texas Lightning ##
48 14 06 TWIST OF LOVE Sidsel ##
49 22 07 UNFAITHFUL Rihanna
50 15 04 WHY Sylver ##
51 19 05 AGAINST ALL ODDS Karen Parry
52 15 03 WOMAN IN LOVE Liz McLarnon ##
53 31 05 ONE NIGHT STAND Sylver
54 34 07 FROZEN FLAME Jeckyll and Hyde
55 33 03 SELF CONTROL Infernal
56 31 03 TAINTED LOVE Milk Inc.
57 36 03 TRULY MADLY DEEPLY Cascada
58 51 ---- WIND IT UP Gwen Stefani
59 70 ---- IT'S ALL COMING BACK TO ME NOW Meat Loaf featuring Marion Raven
60 74 ---- STRANGELOVE Sarah Nixey
61 83 ---- NUMB Pet Shop Boys
62 85 ---- CRAZY Gnarls Barkley
63 86 ---- COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS Sunfreakz featuring Andrea Britton
64 89 ---- NEVER ENDING STORY Early Shirley [ As close as YouTube can get! ]

65 92 ---- LIVING ON VIDEO Lazard
66 95 ---- L'OISEAU ET L'ENFANT Karol
67 97 ---- ALL I EVER WANTED / VI SITTER I VO SPELAR DOTA Basshunter
68 97 ---- MINIMAL Pet Shop Boys
69 98 ---- CANDYMAN Christina Aguilera
70 100 -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY Flipside
71 101 -- WHY YOU WANNA T.I.
72 102 -- IF WE ALL GIVE A LITTLE Six4One
73 103 -- LAND OF A THOUSAND WORDS Scissor Sisters
74 103 -- WORLD HOLD ON Bob Sinclar featuring Sreve Edwards
75 104 -- MOVING ON STEREO Pakito
76 105 -- LONELY AT THE TOP Ordinary Boys
77 106 -- EVERY SONG IS A CRY FOR LOVE Brian Kennedy
78 107 -- YOUNG FOLKS Peter, Bjorn and John featuring Victoria Bergsmann
79 108 -- I'M WITH STUPID Pet Shop Boys
80 110 -- GIVE A LIL' LOVE Bob Sinclar
81 111 -- DON'T GO Starting Rock featuring Diva Avari
82 111 -- LIVING ON VIDEO Potatoheadz

83 112 -- NINE2FIVE Ordinary Boys
84 113 -- ALTOGETHER NOW (STRONG TOGETHER) Goleo VI / Atomic Kitten
85 114 -- PIECE OF MY HEART Beverley Knight
86 116 -- THE DOGS Damien Rice
87 120 -- I LUV YOU Ordinary Boys
88 121 -- RING OF FIRE Dario G
89 121 -- SOLO POR TI Happy Weekend
90 125 -- NASTY CREEP Sonic Solutions vs DJ Kicken
91 ---- --- I PROMISE Texas Lightning
92 ---- --- THESE DAYS Ozark Henry
93 ---- --- MY SAMURAI Shanadoo
94 ---- --- KAMER Marjolein
95 ---- --- ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT Novaspace
96 ---- --- EL MUNDO BAILANDO Belle Perez
97 ---- --- BANG BANG BANG Ellen
98 ---- --- KING KONG Shanadoo
99 ---- --- NAIVE Axelle Red
100 -- --- BODY TO BODY XYP

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As I mentioned last week, it really was more difficult than usual to decide which non-breakers would take the ten available positions at the bottom of the top hundred of the year. I had to remind myself of almost all the possible contenders, with the help of YouTube - so, just this once, here (alphabetically by title) are the thirty-six others which just missed the cut.....


(AM I A) WOMAN IN LOVE Wendy Van Wanten
A KISS IS ALL I MISS Yoomiii
AMOR LATINO Belle Perez
ARRIVEDERCI HANS Laura Lynn
AVE MARIA Belle Perez
BE MY BOYFRIEND Indiggo
DAM DUBI DAM Swoop
DOKTER DOKTER K3

DOWNTOWN Emma Bunton

EENMAAL KOMT VOOR JOU DIE DAG Christoff
GONNA BE A STAR Bo and Monica
GIMME GIMME GIMME Yoomiii
HET HUIS ANUBIS Nienke
I DO Fabrizio Fannello
INTO YOUR SYSTEM Elize
INVINCIBLE Carola
ISLE OF PARADISE Bluelagoon
JIJ BENT DE MOOISTE Laura Lynn

JOKERO Akcent
LIEVE SAMSON Samson and Gert
LOVER ON THE LINE N-Euro
NO MORE Jamelia
ONE DAY WHEN I GROW UP Chipz
PLEASE PLEASE SANTA Bo and Monica
SECRETS OF LOVE DJ Bobo and Sandra
SI TU SAVAIS Axelle Red
TAUSENDMAL DU Marry featuring Marc-el

THAT'S THE WAY MY HEART GOES Marie Serneholt
TEMPS POUR NOUS Axelle Red
THEY DON'T KNOW Nailpin
THIS N THAT Party's Cool
THROUGH MY WINDOW Sandra Oxenryd
UH LA LA LA Blog 27
VORBEI U96 featuring Ben
WE'RE ENGLAND Talksport Allstars
YA YA YIPPEE K3









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