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

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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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Postby CZB » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:00 pm








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

These foolish games are tearing me apart

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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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Postby CZB » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:00 pm

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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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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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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I wrote:Lady GaGa was born in 1986 - so she would only have been four years old when Roxette first impressed me, with "Dangerous".
So the second "randomly"-chosen retro year for April is 1986. Twenty-five years ago, I was working as an audit assistant, and studying for the first set of Chartered Accountancy exams - which I sat in the November. So I might not have had as much spare time to listen to music as in the previous few years - but I was still compiling a monthly top fifty, and this was the third year (after 1983 and 1985) from which exactly one hundred singles reached those charts. Or did they? On closer inspection, the boundaries between the years in the mid-eighties were not quite as clearly defined as more recently. In my previously-posted top 100 of 1987, for example, it's just possible that there's the occasional release that really "should" have gone into an earlier year - and didn't because such years, like 1986, were already "full". Here too, there are at least a couple of songs that were first issued somewhere, even on an album only, prior to 1986 - their inclusion corresponding more with their UK release. However, so that all of my "hits" make it into a top hundred of a year, rather than just a few missing out, I don't propose to switch any more between these years from where they are currently placed!
In 1986, I was tuning in to the weekly chart shows of the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Austria and (when possible) Germany - so most of my choices were successes (major or minor) in one or more of those countries. Or they might have been big sellers in one of the other six lands that were also included in the Europarade, which I was still listening to on Metro Radio and TROS-Radio (plus SR-1, when atmospheric conditions meant this was audible!) And, as often happened, several had connections with television programmes - including the Eurovision Song Contest. There are songs in a wide variety of languages - including some that charted in different languages in different territories - and somewhere here there are, incredibly, not one but two princesses! All in all, this was one of the very best years for music for me - with my top twelve of the year all making it into my top hundred of all time. Only one other year, 1983 ( posted a few months ago ), can beat that - with the top thirteen of that year all qualifying. Unfortunately, seven of the top hundred of 1986 aren't available on YouTube - but all the rest are, and they filled six hours very nicely today (the average song length, at the top end especially, being greater than in most other years!) So.....here they are:









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01 01 15 STIMMEN IM WIND Juliane Werding ##
02 01 13 BA-BA-BANKROBBERY Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung ##
03 05 11 THE LOVE OF MY LIFE / L'AMOUR DE MA VIE Sherisse Laurence
04 01 12 STAY WITH ME TIL THE MORNING New London Chorale / Vicky Brown ##
05 01 11 BROTHER LOUIE Modern Talking ##
06 03 12 ONCE MORE Taffy ##
07 01 11 THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Europe
08 03 08 CAN'T BE WITH YOU TONIGHT Judy Boucher
09 04 09 YOU WANT LOVE Mixed Emotions
10 04 16 PLAY IT COOL / HERZ AUS GLAS (Munchener) Freiheit
11 05 09 CROCKET'S THEME Jan Hammer
12 01 08 STARTING TOGETHER Su Pollard
13 02 12 LASS MICH NICHT ALLEIN Nicole ##

14 03 07 NOBODY'S DARLIN' BUT MINE Foster and Allen
15 05 09 THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT Michael Crawford
16 03 07 GERONIMO'S CADILLAC Modern Talking
17 08 11 VOYAGE VOYAGE Desireless
18 01 10 MARCHING FOREVER Kimera and F.P. Philharmonic
19 02 10 ATLANTIS IS CALLING (S.O.S. FOR LOVE) Modern Talking
20 04 06 SOLO POR TI Peter Kent and Luisa Fernandez
21 06 07 TI SENTO Matia Bazar
22 02 06 THE CHICKEN SONG Spitting Image
23 07 08 MIDNIGHT LADY Chris Norman
24 05 08 CARMEN/GIMME SOME LOVIN' Dollie Deluxe ##
25 04 08 MIT DIR LEBEN / IF YOU REALLY LOVE ME Nicole
26 07 09 WATERLOO Doctor and the Medics
27 11 08 BAILA BOLERO Fun Fun
28 11 08 KEINE STERNE IN ATHEN / I DON'T GO TO U.S.A. Stephan Remmler
29 14 09 WHY WORRY? Nana Mouskouri
30 09 07 NUMBER 21 Tom Parker ##

31 10 08 TAKE MY BREATH AWAY Berlin
32 13 08 GRACE Jim McCann
33 05 07 ALWAYS THERE Marti Webb
34 09 07 BECAUSE OF YOU Kevin Rowland and Dexy's Midnight Runners
35 17 07 DAS WüRFELSPIEL Juliane Werding
36 10 08 JAPANESE GIRLS Joy
37 11 07 FLASH / ONE LOVE TO GIVE Stephanie ##
38 09 08 IF SHE KNEW WHAT SHE WANTS Bangles
39 16 06 PAPA CHICO Tony Esposito
40 15 05 SOMEWHERE OUT THERE Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram
41 12 07 I WANT TO WAKE UP WITH YOU Boris Gardiner
42 01 07 DECK THE HALLS (WITH BOUGHS OF HOLLY) Berdien Stenberg ##
43 18 07 LA FRANCE BZN
44 17 09 WALTZING MARIA BZN
45 04 05 SNOOKER LOOPY Chas and Dave with the Matchroom Mob ##
46 08 05 TWO OF HEARTS Stacey Q ##
47 17 07 JUST GOOD FRIENDS Paul Nicholas

48 21 09 BABY IT'S YOU / TAUSEND MAL DU (Munchener) Freiheit
49 15 06 DOCTOR WHO Dominic Glynn
50 14 07 SUN STREET Katrina and the Waves
51 11 05 YOU CAN COUNT ON ME Luv-Bug
52 19 06 MY SON Brendan Shine
53 16 08 YOU ARE TEMPTATION Miami
54 12 06 HAPPY HOUR The Housemartins ##
55 22 07 SOME HEARTS ARE DIAMONDS Chris Norman
56 14 04 LOVE IS FIRE / ZELJO MOJA Doris Dragovic
57 12 05 THE LOCO-MOTION Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin ##
58 27 06 CALLING AMERICA Electric Light Orchestra
59 17 07 LOVE ME JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE Joanna and Tequila Sunrise
60 23 06 EVERY LOSER WINS Nick Berry
61 28 07 BELLO E IMPOSSIBILE Gianna Nannini
62 27 06 (FOREVER) LIVE AND DIE Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
63 15 04 GEIL Bruce and Bongo
64 20 05 THE GLORY OF LOVE Peter Cetera
65 19 04 GIVE ME PEACE ON EARTH Modern Talking

66 25 04 MALE STRIPPER Man Two Man Meets Man Parrish
67 19 06 CAMOUFLAGE Stan Ridgeway
68 21 05 IT'S 'ORRIBLE BEING IN LOVE Claire and Friends
69 25 04 THE SOUND OF MUSIK Falco
70 33 06 HEISSE NACHTE IN PALERMO Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung
71 18 04 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Sarah Brightman and Steve Harley
72 27 04 IRRESISTIBLE / OURAGAN Stephanie
73 34 04 TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY BOY Sigue Sigue Sputnik
74 34 03 GIVE A LITTLE LOVE Albert Hammond and Albert West
75 41 05 THINK ABOUT LOVE Anny Schilder
76 36 04 NOTHING'S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU Glenn Medeiros
77 44 05 ZONDER JOU Erik Mesie
78 41 03 MACHO MAN Andrea
79 35 02 BUT WHERE MY LOVE Rene Shuman
80 39 04 MäRCHENPRINZ Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung
81 44 04 ONLY IN MY DREAMS Debbie Gibson
82 37 03 HI HI HI Sandra

83 41 03 AZTEC GOLD Silsoe
84 42 03 LIVE TO TELL Madonna
85 44 03 COMING HOME Falco
86 43 02 RUNNER IN THE NIGHT Ryder
87 46 02 SUMMER IN HER EYES Demis Roussos
88 47 03 BIDDY FROM GLENROE Brendan Shine
89 43 02 THE PROMISE YOU MADE Cock Robin
90 45 02 (THAT'S WHY) I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Donna Lynton
91 47 02 FATA MORGANA Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung
92 46 01 ANYONE CAN FALL IN LOVE Anita Dobson
93 47 01 LOVE MISSILE F 1-11 Sigue Sigue Sputnik
94 48 01 THEMES FROM "EASTENDERS" AND "HOWARDS' WAY" Shadows
95 49 01 DON'T YOU WANT MY LOVE Nicole McCloud
96 49 01 O MY FATHER HAD A RABBIT Ray Moore
97 49 01 THE WIZARD Paul Hardcastle
98 49 01 TIME AFTER TIME Barbara Dickson
99 49 01 WHEN YOUR HEART IS WEAK Cock Robin
100 50 01 HOLD ON TIGHT Samantha Fox

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Postby Marius » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:01 am

Audit assistant and the first set of ACA exams, yay!!! I was doing this 10 years ago, how time flies... What are you doing these days, still in practice?

Will comment on the whole chart soon, but in the meantime massive woooo for EAV, I love that song!
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