CZB's Chart, October 2018 (Month 469) and Top 122 of 2008 !

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Postby CZB » Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:08 pm

As they have my Record of the Month with "One World, One Dream", how about a quick look at my full chart history for:


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SYLVER


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Rank Entry  Mth  HP MC   Annually  All-time      Title   
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01 Jun-2001 262   2 10 #16 of 2000  0297   TURN THE TIDE
02 Jun-2006 322   2 14 #14 of 2006  0386   LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON ME
03 Feb-2002 270   8  9 #18 of 2001  0598   FORGIVEN
04 Nov-2001 267   3  8 #19 of 2001  0620   FOREVER IN LOVE
05 Aug-2003 288   4  7 #19 of 2003  0684   WHY WORRY
06 May-2003 285   3  6 #25 of 2003  0829   LIVIN' MY LIFE
07 Dec-2005 316   9  9 #32 of 2004  0976   MAKE IT
08 Oct-2003 290  10  8 #26 of 2001  0978   IN YOUR EYES
09 Jun-2004 298   6  9 #31 of 2003  1013   SHALLOW WATER
10 Feb-2007 330  14  9 #35 of 2004  1049   TAKE ME BACK
11 Feb-2007 330  15  4 #50 of 2006  1506   WHY
12 Jan-2008 341  22  4 #38 of 2007  1648   THE ONE
13 Dec-2006 328  31  5 #53 of 2006  1760   ONE NIGHT STAND
14 Mar-2005 307  26  4 #47 of 2004  1817   LOVE IS AN ANGEL
15 Jul-2008 347  60 -- #06 of 2008  2397   ONE WORLD, ONE DREAM

 
 
 



- Fifteen breakers - only ten acts have had more

- Fourteen hits - only seven acts have had more

- All-time ranking - currently #15


[But with a good run for their fifteenth hit, starting in August, they could easily move ahead of the acts at #14, #13, even #12.......]

Their greatest successes:







TURN THE TIDE

LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON ME

FORGIVEN
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Postby CZB » Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:28 pm

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CZB'S TOP FORTY ----------- Month 348 ----------- AUGUST 2008
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01 02 05 DISCO VOLANTE Ida Engberg
02 01 03 ELLA ELLE L'A Kate Ryan
03 03 05 BUILT TO LAST Melee
04 12 02 I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS Mark'Oh
05 05 06 IN MY ARMS Kylie Minogue
06 07 06 ONGELUKKIG Fixkes
07 04 06 CRY FOR YOU September ##
08 06 06 JUST BREATHE Lizzy Pattinson
09 09 07 BABY WHEN THE LIGHT David Guetta featuring Cozi
10 10 07 MUSIC BOX DANCER DJ Schwede

11 11 04 O JULISSI NA JALINI Ishtar ##
12 13 05 NEW SOUL Yael Naim ##
13 18 02 CAN'T GET OVER September ##
14 14 06 FUN FUN FUN Dada Life
15 31 02 SHE'S GOT THAT LIGHT Straight Flush [Rapid Riser]
16 08 10 IF YOU WERE A SAILBOAT Katie Melua ##
17 20 04 NANTES Beirut
18 ---- 01 ONE WORLD, ONE DREAM Sylver ## [Highest New Entry]
19 15 03 CASANOVA Gisela ##
20 19 08 A-A-A-ANTHEM Regi with Bart Peeters

21 23 03 TOMORROW CAN WAIT Dyce
22 26 03 DELIRIOUS David Guetta featuring Tara McDonald
23 16 06 BUCOVINA Ian Oliver featuring Shantel
24 17 05 WHAT HURTS THE MOST Cascada
25 22 07 LARGER THAN LIFE Regi, Wout and Caren Meynen
26 30 10 WHAT I WANT Bob Sinclar presents Fireball
27 21 05 TOGETHER Bob Sinclar featuring Steve Edwards
28 28 03 RISE UP Yves Larock
29 35 02 THE SWEETEST ASS IN THE WORLD Alex C and Y-Ass
30 24 09 UNINVITED The Freemasons featuring Bailey Tzuke

31 29 09 ABOUT YOU NOW Sugababes
32 38 02 LA REVOLUCION SEXUAL La Casa Azul
33 25 08 TONIGHT Milk Inc. ##
34 ---- 01 WISH YOU WERE HERE Jan Wayne with Scarlet
35 32 10 HEATER Samim
36 27 09 FLYING HIGH Filo Bedo [Fastest Faller]
37 33 13 THROUGH THE DARK KT Tunstall ## [Longest Laster]
38 37 11 ON THE RADIO Regina Spektor
39 34 12 KVRAAGETAAN Fixkes
40 ---- 01 HAPPY ENDING Mika
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [00] FOREVER Milk Inc. ## [Chartbuster]
02 [02] APOLOGIZE Timbaland featuring OneRepublic
03 [03] THE WORLD IS OUTSIDE Ghosts
04 [05] BACK IN YOUR HEAD Tegan and Sara
05 [23] MORUMBI Tocadisco
06 [06] COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS Sunfreakz featuring Andrea Britton
07 [07] KISS MY TRANCE Subs
08 [08] HOLD ME TILL THE END DT8 Project
09 [09] TURN THE TIDE Manian featuring Aila
10 [14] APOLOGIZE De Grees Vs The Real Booty Babes

11 [11] SAVING MY FACE KT Tunstall
12 [12] PROMISE ME Axel Coon
13 [13] TOUCH MY BODY Mariah Carey
14 [15] IF THE LIGHTS GO OUT Katie Melua
15 [17] DIVINE Sebastien Tellier
16 [16] WOLVES OF THE SEA Pirates Of The Sea
17 [18] BRUISED WATER Chicane Vs Natasha Bedingfield
18 [22] VINO VINO Ian Oliver featuring Eastenders
19 [00] VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay
20 [26] BECAUSE THE NIGHT Cascada

21 [21] THE STORM Jerry Ropero featuring Cozi
22 [31] LOVE SONG Sara Bareilles
23 [27] DIME QUE TU QUIERES Belle Perez
24 [24] ROMANCA Kraljevi Ulice and 75 Cents
25 [39] WATERFALL 2009 Atlantic Ocean
26 [35] DISCO LIES Moby
27 [37] GIVE IT 2 ME Madonna
28 [28] I LIKE IT, I LUV IT Koolmatch
29 [29] RHYTHM IS A DANCER Snap
30 [30] LIVE IS LIFE Opus

31 [34] MIRACLE CURE Blank and Jones with Bernard Sumner
32 [32] I NEED A HERO Andrew Spencer Meets Blue Nature
33 [33] RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT Miguel Picasso
34 [36] ALL I EVER WANTED / DOTA Basshunter
35 [38] RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Nforce Vs Darren Styles
36 [00] THE SUMMER IS MAGIC Playahitty
37 [00] INFINITY 2008 Guru Josh Project
38 [00] YOU MAKE ME FEEL Annagrace
39 [00] STREETGIRLS Tocadisco feat. Meral Al-Mer
40 [40] LIEVELINGSDIER Fixkes
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After only one month at number one, Kate Ryan falls one place, replaced by "Disco Volante" by Ida Engberg. This is the first entirely instrumental track to top my chart for almost four and a half years, the most recent one being "Anthem 2003" by Sensation - although there have been a few almost, but not quite, vocals-free number ones since then. Two of the other eleven climbers are cover versions of former hits - Mark'Oh is up eight places to number 4 with "I Don't Like Mondays", while Straight Flush are just three places below the peak position of Orange Blue as "She's Got That Light" is the Rapid Riser, up sixteen places to number 15.

There are just three new entries this time, and the highest is a fifteenth consecutive hit for Sylver - "One World, One Dream" arrives at number 18. It's a fourth hit for Jan Wayne, now collaborating with Scarlet, as "Wish You Were Here" enters at number 34. Their best previous success was "Total Eclipse Of The Heart", which peaked at number 9 - and their new hit is also a cover version. "Wish You Were Here" was the biggest of seven hits in my chart for Rednex, spending three months of 1995 at number 3. And Mika makes his chart debut, as "Happy Ending" comes in at number 40. Meanwhile, there are seven non-movers and eighteen fallers this month, and the Fastest Faller and Longest Laster are side by side - Filo Bedo with "Flying High" at 36 and KT Tunstall with "Through The Dark" at 37.

Two more remakes are back in the breakers - Guru Josh, with a new version of a top five hit from 1990, "Infinity", and Playahitty, with the 2008 version of their breaker from 1995, "The Summer Is Magic". But it's a very poor month for new releases, with only four new breakers. Tocadisco are looking likely to chart soon with their previous release, the instrumental "Morumbi", and could also make it with "Streetgirls", featuring vocals by Meral Al-Mer. Annagrace was previously with chart-topping dance act Ian Van Dahl, and could now follow up hits such as "Castles In The Sky" and "Will I" with her new solo single, "You Make Me Feel". And Coldplay have the second highest new breaker, in with a good chance of doubling their tally of hits with "Viva La Vida". Their only previous breaker was "In My Place", which peaked at number 5 in my chart in 2002.

But it's Regi Penxten and Linda Mertens who are now guaranteed an eighth hit on my chart, with their 21st top ten hit in Belgium. Or, in the case of Regi, his eleventh - as he has also had three hits from his album "Registrated", two of which are still dropping slowly down my chart! Milk Inc. have had two previous Chartbusters. The first, "No Angel", gave them their highest peak on my chart, reaching number 2 in May 2007, and the second, "Tonight", is still around, now spending an eighth month in the top forty, And now they have a third, with my Record Of The Month for August 2008 - "Forever".
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Postby Tiger » Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:16 pm

These foolish games are tearing me apart

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Postby CZB » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:17 pm

As they have my Record of the Month with "Forever", the extra spotlight this month is on the mixed fortunes of the previous releases by:


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MILK INC.


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Rank Entry  Mth  HP MC   Annually  All-time      Title   
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01 Nov-2006 327   4 11  #2 of 2006  0164   RUN
02 Mar-2007 331   2  9  #9 of 2006  0311   NO ANGEL
03 Dec-2003 292   5 11 #15 of 2003  0460   SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON TV
04 Sep-2007 337   5  8 #12 of 2007  0586   SUNRISE
05 Jan-2008 341  11  8 #19 of 2007  0826   TONIGHT
06 Oct-2002 278  14  6 #43 of 2000  1207   WALK ON WATER
07 Mar-2007 331  31  3 #56 of 2006  2096   TAINTED LOVE
08 Aug-2008 348  77 --  #8 of 2008  2533   FOREVER
09 Jun-2005 310  93 -- #61 of 2005  2713   BLIND
10 Sep-2001 265  99 -- 107 of 2000  2822   LIVIN' A LIE
11 Oct-2003 290  99 -- #73 of 2003  2828   TIME
12 Oct-2003 290 100 -- #74 of 2003  2833   BREATHE WITHOUT YOU
13 Jan-2006 317 103 -- #71 of 2005  2902   GO TO HELL
14 Jun-2002 274 109 -- 129 of 2000  3038   IN MY EYES
15 Dec-2002 280 114 -- 138 of 2000  3154   LAND OF THE LIVING

 
 



- Fifteen breakers - but only seven hits so far!

- All-time ranking - currently #32

- But with a good run for "Forever", starting in September, they could easily climb quite a few places higher!





Their greatest successes:

RUN

NO ANGEL

THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON TV
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Postby jszmiles » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:48 pm

marry me :o
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Postby CZB » Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:48 pm

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CZB'S TOP FORTY ------- Month 349 ------- SEPTEMBER 2008
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01 04 03 I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS Mark'Oh
02 02 04 ELLA ELLE L'A Kate Ryan
03 03 06 BUILT TO LAST Melee
04 01 06 DISCO VOLANTE Ida Engberg
05 05 07 IN MY ARMS Kylie Minogue
06 07 07 ONGELUKKIG Fixkes
07 ---- 01 VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay [Highest New Entry]
08 07 07 CRY FOR YOU September ##
09 08 07 JUST BREATHE Lizzy Pattinson
10 34 02 WISH YOU WERE HERE Jan Wayne with Scarlet [Rapid Riser]

11 11 05 O JULISSI NA JALINI Ishtar ##
12 12 06 NEW SOUL Yael Naim ##
13 18 02 ONE WORLD, ONE DREAM Sylver ##
14 14 07 FUN FUN FUN Dada Life
15 15 03 SHE'S GOT THAT LIGHT Straight Flush
16 13 03 CAN'T GET OVER September ##
17 09 08 BABY WHEN THE LIGHT David Guetta featuring Cozi
18 10 08 MUSIC BOX DANCER DJ Schwede
19 17 05 NANTES Beirut
20 ---- 01 FOREVER Milk Inc. ##

21 21 04 TOMORROW CAN WAIT Dyce
22 20 09 A-A-A-ANTHEM Regi with Bart Peeters
23 29 03 THE SWEETEST ASS IN THE WORLD Alex C and Y-Ass
24 24 06 WHAT HURTS THE MOST Cascada
25 28 04 RISE UP Yves Larock
26 16 10 IF YOU WERE A SAILBOAT Katie Melua ##
27 22 04 DELIRIOUS David Guetta featuring Tara McDonald
28 25 08 LARGER THAN LIFE Regi, Wout and Caren Meynen
29 19 04 CASANOVA Gisela ##
30 32 03 LA REVOLUCION SEXUAL La Casa Azul

31 ---- 01 MORUMBI Tocadisco
32 26 11 WHAT I WANT Bob Sinclar presents Fireball
33 30 10 UNINVITED The Freemasons featuring Bailey Tzuke
34 40 02 HAPPY ENDING Mika
35 23 07 BUCOVINA Ian Oliver featuring Shantel [Fastest Faller]
36 31 10 ABOUT YOU NOW Sugababes
37 35 11 HEATER Samim
38 27 06 TOGETHER Bob Sinclar featuring Steve Edwards
39 38 12 ON THE RADIO Regina Spektor [Longest Laster]
40 ---- 01 GIVE IT 2 ME Madonna
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 00 ] I WILL LOVE AGAIN Baracuda ## [Chartbuster]
02 [ 02 ] APOLOGIZE Timbaland featuring OneRepublic
03 [ 03 ] THE WORLD IS OUTSIDE Ghosts
04 [ 04 ] BACK IN YOUR HEAD Tegan and Sara
05 [ 08 ] HOLD ME TILL THE END DT8 Project
06 [ 12 ] PROMISE ME Axel Coon
07 [ 14 ] IF THE LIGHTS GO OUT Katie Melua
08 [ 10 ] APOLOGIZE De Grees Vs The Real Booty Babes
09 [ 11 ] SAVING MY FACE KT Tunstall
10 [ 15 ] DIVINE Sebastien Tellier

11 [ 18 ] VINO VINO Ian Oliver featuring Eastenders
12 [ 26 ] DISCO LIES Moby
13 [ 13 ] TOUCH MY BODY Mariah Carey
14 [ 37 ] INFINITY 2008 Guru Josh Project
15 [ 22 ] LOVE SONG Sara Bareilles
16 [ 16 ] WOLVES OF THE SEA Pirates Of The Sea
17 [ 17 ] BRUISED WATER Chicane Vs Natasha Bedingfield
18 [ 20 ] BECAUSE THE NIGHT Cascada
19 [ 21 ] THE STORM Jerry Ropero featuring Cozi
20 [ 25 ] WATERFALL 2009 Atlantic Ocean

21 [ 34 ] ALL I EVER WANTED / DOTA Basshunter
22 [ 00 ] WARWICK AVENUE Duffy
23 [ 23 ] DIME QUE TU QUIERES Belle Perez
24 [ 24 ] ROMANCA Kraljevi Ulice and 75 Cents
25 [ 28 ] I LIKE IT, I LUV IT Koolmatch
26 [ 29 ] RHYTHM IS A DANCER Snap
27 [ 39 ] STREETGIRLS Tocadisco feat. Meral Al-Mer
28 [ 38 ] YOU MAKE ME FEEL Annagrace
29 [ 36 ] THE SUMMER IS MAGIC Playahitty
30 [ 35 ] RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Nforce Vs Darren Styles

31 [ 31 ] MIRACLE CURE Blank and Jones with Bernard Sumner
32 [ 32 ] I NEED A HERO Andrew Spencer Meets Blue Nature
33 [ 33 ] RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT Miguel Picasso
34 [ 00 ] CHILDREN Dave Darell
35 [ 00 ] DADDY DJ Daddy DJ
36 [ 00 ] WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD Axwell and Bob Sinclar
37 [ 40 ] LIEVELINGSDIER Fixkes
38 [ 00 ] PJANOO Eric Prydz
39 [ 00 ] FEEL THE RUSH Shaggy
40 [ 00 ] THIS IS THE LIFE Amy MacDonald
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Number one 10 years ago: DON'T CALL IT LOVE Jam And Spoon
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Number one 20 years ago: GOOD TRADITION Tanita Tikaram
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Ten non-movers on the top forty this month include the two runners-up - Kate Ryan remains at number 2 with the former chart-topper "Ella Elle L'a", and Melee spend a third month at number 3 with "Built To Last". But passing them by, moving up from last month's number 4, Mark'Oh now gains his third number one with "I Don't Like Mondays". His first number one was "Tears Don't Lie", in May and June 1995 - and his second was "Let This Party Never End", in February and March 2003. At this rate, it will probably be a few more years until he has another one!

There are only six other climbers on the chart this month, including minor moves for recent newcomers from Mika, La Casa Azul, Yves LaRock and Sylver. Alex C and Y-Ass beat their previous best - number 28 with "Rhythm Of The Night" - as their celebration of bottoms rises six places to number 23. But this month's Rapid Riser is up twenty-four places to number 10. - Jan Wayne and Scarlet's cover version of "Wish You Were Here", which originally reached number 3 for Rednex. Meanwhile, nineteen hits move down, including the Fastest Faller, "Bucovina" by Ian Oliver featuring Shantel at 35, and the Longest Laster, "On The Radio" by Regina Spektor, at 39.

There are four new entries, the highest of these crashing in at number 7 for Coldplay. "Viva La Vida" reached number 1 in the UK earlier this year, despite no physical single release - I had to get my CD single from the Netherlands! - and are just two places short of matching the peak in my chart of their only previous hit, "In My Place". It's an eighth hit for Milk Inc, as last month's Chartbuster "Forever" arrives at number 20, and a first hit for Tocadisco as the five-and-a-half-minute instrumental track "Morumbi" is new at number 31. And at number 40, "Give It 2 Me" is the 23rd hit for Madonna. Only two acts have had more - Nicole with 32 and BZN with 38.

Not entirely dissimilar to the current breaker by Basshunter, a former breaker from 2001, Daddy DJ with "Daddy DJ", is back - and there are seven brand new potential future hits. Former UK chart-toppers Eric Prydz, Shaggy and Duffy all impress me for the first time with new releases "Pjanoo", "Feel The Rush" and "Warwick Avenue", while a long-running number one in Flanders, "This Is The Life", gives Amy MacDonald a very belated second breaker. Axwell and Bob Sinclar's "What A Wonderful World" is not a cover version of the number 33 hit by Louis Armstrong - but Dave Darell 's "Children" is a cover version of the instrumental track with which both Robert Miles and 4 Clubbers reached my top ten.

And it is another new version of a former hit that is guaranteed a place in next month's chart. It's a dance project form Germany, consisting of DJ Toby Sky and the singer Sunny. None of their three previous breakers made it into my chart - "Damn" reached number 62, "Ass Up" only peaked at number 99, and "I Leave The World Today" ground to a halt at number 118. But it will be fourth time lucky, as they cover a song that previously peaked at number 2 six years ago this month for Lara Fabian. My Record Of The Month for September 2008 is "I Will Love Again" by Baracuda.
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Postby Tiger » Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:37 am

CZB wrote:03 03 06 BUILT TO LAST Melee
05 05 07 IN MY ARMS Kylie Minogue
07 ---- 01 VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay [Highest New Entry]
08 07 07 CRY FOR YOU September ##

12 12 06 NEW SOUL Yael Naim ##
16 13 03 CAN'T GET OVER September ##

24 24 06 WHAT HURTS THE MOST Cascada
25 28 04 RISE UP Yves Larock
26 16 10 IF YOU WERE A SAILBOAT Katie Melua ##
29 19 04 CASANOVA Gisela ##
30 32 03 LA REVOLUCION SEXUAL La Casa Azul

32 26 11 WHAT I WANT Bob Sinclar presents Fireball
33 30 10 UNINVITED The Freemasons featuring Bailey Tzuke
34 40 02 HAPPY ENDING Mika
36 31 10 ABOUT YOU NOW Sugababes
38 27 06 TOGETHER Bob Sinclar featuring Steve Edwards
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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03 [ 03 ] THE WORLD IS OUTSIDE Ghosts
05 [ 08 ] HOLD ME TILL THE END DT8 Project
07 [ 14 ] IF THE LIGHTS GO OUT Katie Melua
09 [ 11 ] SAVING MY FACE KT Tunstall
10 [ 15 ] DIVINE Sebastien Tellier

15 [ 22 ] LOVE SONG Sara Bareilles
16 [ 16 ] WOLVES OF THE SEA Pirates Of The Sea
17 [ 17 ] BRUISED WATER Chicane Vs Natasha Bedingfield
18 [ 20 ] BECAUSE THE NIGHT Cascada

26 [ 29 ] RHYTHM IS A DANCER Snap

35 [ 00 ] DADDY DJ Daddy DJ
40 [ 00 ] THIS IS THE LIFE Amy MacDonald
Climb, Amy, Climb!! Also great to see Daddy DJ and otherwise Coldplay so high up
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Postby CZB » Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:37 pm

She has a new entry in my latest chart - so this time, the mid-month spotlight falls on.......




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MADONNA


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Rank Entry  Mth  HP MC   Annually  All-time      Title   
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01 Mar-1995 187   4  8  #10 of 1994  0443  TAKE A BOW
02 Dec-1989 124   6  8  #23 of 1989  0548  DEAR JESSIE
03 Mar-2006 319   6  8  #15 of 2005  0576  SORRY
04 Dec-2005 316   6  8  #19 of 2005  0651  HUNG UP
05 Jul-2001 263  10  9  #28 of 2000  0746  WHAT IT FEELS LIKE ....
06 Jan-1996 197   7  7  #23 of 1995  0771  VERAS / YOU'LL SEE
07 Aug-1990 132  19  9  #29 of 1990  0887  HANKY PANKY
08 Jan-1999 233   6  8  #22 of 1998  0977  THE POWER OF GOODBYE
09 Apr-1999 236  10  7  #25 of 1998  1050  LITTLE STAR
10 Jan-2007 329  16  9  #34 of 2005  1105  JUMP
11 Aug-2003 288  13  8  #34 of 2003  1146  HOLLYWOOD
12 Sep-2006 325   9  6  #36 of 2005  1175  GET TOGETHER
13 Aug-1999 240   9  4  #28 of 1999  1243  BEAUTIFUL STRANGER
14 Sep-1995 193  20  4  #50 of 1994  1443  HUMAN NATURE
15 Mar-1997 211  20  3  #58 of 1996  1580  DON'T CRY FOR ME ....
16 Apr-2004 296  27  8  #44 of 2003  1600  NOTHING FAILS
17 Apr-1999 236  23  4  #43 of 1998  1896  NOTHING REALLY MATTERS
18 Mar-2002 271  35  4  #74 of 2000  2015  AMAZING
19 Feb-2004 294  36  3  #55 of 2003  2077  LOVE PROFUSION
20 Jul-1986 084  42  3  #84 of 1986  2120  LIVE TO TELL
21 Jun-1998 226  39  3  #48 of 1998  2190  FROZEN
22 Feb-1997 210  40  3  #62 of 1992  2196  THIS USED TO BE MY ....
23 Sep-2008 349  40  1  #10 of 2008  2274  GIVE IT 2 ME
24 May-2003 285  80 --  #66 of 2003  2566  AMERICAN LIFE
25 Jun-1989 118  85 --  #94 of 1989  2625  LIKE A PRAYER
26 Mar-1997 211  87 --  101 of 1996  2651  YOU MUST LOVE ME
27 Apr-1997 212  88 --  102 of 1996  2652  ANOTHER SUITCASE IN ....
28 Aug-1985 073  92 --  104 of 1985  2702  CRAZY FOR YOU
29 May-2001 261 106 --  122 of 2000  2973  DON'T TELL ME
30 Jan-1987 090 109 --  110 of 1986  3066  TRUE BLUE
31 Mar-2002 271 123 --  152 of 2000  3328  AMERICAN PIE
32 Aug-1999 242 124 --  122 of 1998  3356  DROWNED WORLD/SUBSTITUTE
 
 



- Thirty-two breakers - only seven acts have had more

- Twenty-three hits - only two acts have had more

- Ten top ten hits - only four acts have had more

- All-time ranking - currently #11


[ But she is almost certain to overtake Kimera to reach number 10 next month!! ]
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Postby CZB » Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:42 pm

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CZB'S TOP FORTY ------------- Month 350 ------------- OCTOBER 2008
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01 07 02 VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay
02 02 05 ELLA ELLE L'A Kate Ryan
03 01 04 I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS Mark'Oh
04 10 03 WISH YOU WERE HERE Jan Wayne with Scarlet
05 03 07 BUILT TO LAST Melee
06 04 07 DISCO VOLANTE Ida Engberg
07 05 08 IN MY ARMS Kylie Minogue
08 06 08 ONGELUKKIG Fixkes
09 09 08 JUST BREATHE Lizzy Pattinson
10 31 02 MORUMBI Tocadisco [Rapid Riser]

11 13 03 ONE WORLD, ONE DREAM Sylver ##
12 ---- 01 WARWICK AVENUE Duffy [Highest New Entry]
13 11 06 O JULISSI NA JALINI Ishtar ##
14 12 07 NEW SOUL Yael Naim ##
15 20 02 FOREVER Milk Inc. ##
16 15 04 SHE'S GOT THAT LIGHT Straight Flush
17 ---- 01 I WILL LOVE AGAIN Baracuda ##
18 08 08 CRY FOR YOU September ##
19 16 04 CAN'T GET OVER September ##
20 14 08 FUN FUN FUN Dada Life

21 21 05 TOMORROW CAN WAIT Dyce
22 25 05 RISE UP Yves Larock
23 19 06 NANTES Beirut
24 24 07 WHAT HURTS THE MOST Cascada
25 17 09 BABY WHEN THE LIGHT David Guetta featuring Cozi
26 18 09 MUSIC BOX DANCER DJ Schwede
27 26 11 IF YOU WERE A SAILBOAT Katie Melua ##
28 22 10 A-A-A-ANTHEM Regi with Bart Peeters
29 ---- 01 PJANOO Eric Prydz
30 40 02 GIVE IT 2 ME Madonna

31 28 09 LARGER THAN LIFE Regi, Wout and Caren Meynen
32 ---- 01 PROMISE ME Axel Coon
33 23 04 THE SWEETEST ASS IN THE WORLD Alex C and Y-Ass
34 30 04 LA REVOLUCION SEXUAL La Casa Azul
35 33 11 UNINVITED The Freemasons featuring Bailey Tzuke
36 34 03 HAPPY ENDING Mika
37 ---- 01 IF THE LIGHTS GO OUT Katie Melua
38 27 05 DELIRIOUS David Guetta featuring Tara McDonald [Fastest Faller]
39 32 12 WHAT I WANT Bob Sinclar presents Fireball [Longest Laster]
40 ---- 01 LOVE SONG Sara Bareilles
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 00 ] SEE YOU AGAIN Miley Cyrus ## [Chartbuster]
02 [ 02 ] APOLOGIZE Timbaland featuring OneRepublic
03 [ 08 ] APOLOGIZE De Grees Vs The Real Booty Babes
04 [ 00 ] PADDY'S REVENGE Steve Mac
05 [ 11 ] VINO VINO Ian Oliver featuring Eastenders
06 [ 27 ] STREETGIRLS Tocadisco feat. Meral Al-Mer
07 [ 10 ] DIVINE Sebastien Tellier
08 [ 14 ] INFINITY 2008 Guru Josh Project
09 [ 12 ] DISCO LIES Moby
10 [ 36 ] WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD Axwell and Bob Sinclar

11 [ 40 ] THIS IS THE LIFE Amy MacDonald
12 [ 00 ] MR ROCK AND ROLL Amy MacDonald
13 [ 13 ] TOUCH MY BODY Mariah Carey
14 [ 17 ] BRUISED WATER Chicane Vs Natasha Bedingfield
15 [ 18 ] BECAUSE THE NIGHT Cascada
16 [ 16 ] WOLVES OF THE SEA Pirates Of The Sea
17 [ 19 ] THE STORM Jerry Ropero featuring Cozi
18 [ 20 ] WATERFALL 2009 Atlantic Ocean
19 [ 21 ] ALL I EVER WANTED / DOTA Basshunter
20 [ 34 ] CHILDREN Dave Darell

21 [ 28 ] YOU MAKE ME FEEL Annagrace
22 [ 25 ] I LIKE IT, I LUV IT Koolmatch
23 [ 23 ] DIME QUE TU QUIERES Belle Perez
24 [ 24 ] ROMANCA Kraljevi Ulice and 75 Cents
25 [ 35 ] DADDY DJ Daddy DJ
26 [ 39 ] FEEL THE RUSH Shaggy
27 [ 29 ] THE SUMMER IS MAGIC Playahitty
28 [ 00 ] RED LIGHT Ian Carey
29 [ 00 ] WASH MY WORLD Laurent Wolf
30 [ 30 ] RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Nforce Vs Darren Styles

31 [ 31 ] MIRACLE CURE Blank and Jones with Bernard Sumner
32 [ 32 ] I NEED A HERO Andrew Spencer Meets Blue Nature
33 [ 33 ] RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT Miguel Picasso
34 [ 00 ] BOTTLE IT UP Sara Bareilles
35 [ 00 ] STEPPING STONE Duffy
36 [ 00 ] OUT OF MY MIND Lasgo
37 [ 00 ] I BEGIN TO WONDER Jean Claude Ades
38 [ 00 ] THERE YOU'LL BE Faith Hill
39 [ 00 ] GIB MIR SONNE Rosenstolz
40 [ 00 ] ANGEL IN THE NIGHT Basshunter
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Number one 25 years ago: RED IS THE ROSE Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy
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Number one 15 years ago: PIENSA EN MI Luz Casal
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Number one 5 years ago: J'EN AI MARRE Alizee
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There were only two number ones in my chart in the first half of 2008 - Regi and Bart Peeters with "A-A-A-Anthem" and September with "Cry For You", for three months each. But there have now been four more in as many months, as Kate Ryan, Ida Engberg and Mark'Oh are followed by Coldplay. "Viva La Vida", last month's highest new entry, climbs six places to the top, and becomes the 168th number one in over twenty-nine years of my monthly charts - but it's only the fifth that also reached number one in the UK singles chart!

Just six other hits climb the chart this time - Yves LaRock continue to "Rise Up" after five months in the top forty; former Chartbuster "One World, One Dream" by Sylver is now at number 11; and last month's Rapid Riser, "Wish You Were Here" by Jan Wayne and Scarlet, is up another six places to number 4. And there are upward moves for the other three new entries from last month - Madonna is up ten places to number 30 with "Give It 2 Me", Milk Inc. climb five notches to number 15 with "Forever", and Tocadisco have this month's Rapid Riser, as "Morumbi" races up twenty-one places to number 10.

Twenty-four-year-old Welsh-born singer [Aimee Ann] Duffy has the highest new entry at number 12 with "Warwick Avenue", and already has a second breaker with "Stepping Stone". Both tracks are from her chart-topping album "Rockferry". Twenty-nine-year-old California-born Sara Bareilles also has a new entry in the top 40 and a new breaker with tracks from her album "Little Voice". "Love Song" is in at number 40, while the follow up "Bottle It Up" - which, bizarrely, contains the word "Love" considerably more times in its lyrics! - may well be next in line. And another young female singer, Katie Melua, now has her fifth consecutive hit on my chart, as "If The Lights Go Out" goes in at number 37.

The other three of this month's six new entries are by acts making their chart debuts. Eric Prydz is new at number 29 with his current instrumental smash "Pjanoo", while Baracuda and Axel Coon arrive at number 17 and number 32 respectively with cover versions of former top three hits by Lara Fabian and Beverley Craven - "I Will Love Again" and "Promise Me". Meanwhile, there are four non-movers, and twenty-three songs moving down - with the Fastest Faller and Longest Laster landing side by side. David Guetta's "Delirious" has always remained below his previous hit "Baby When The Light", and now falls eleven places to number 38 - while Bob Sinclar's more recent release, "Together", drops out of the chart, but his previous one "What I Want" remains in for a twelfth month, down seven places at number 39.

Two former hits return to the breakers this month - Faith Hill's "There You'll Be", back in the top ten in the UK on downloads only, and a new version of "I Begin To Wonder" by Jean Claude Ades. And a former breaker by Amy MacDonald, "Mr Rock and Roll", is back to make another challenge for the chart - alongside her massive continental hit "This Is The Life", which makes a major move towards my top 40. Brand new breakers arrive for Basshunter, Rosenstolz, Lasgo, Laurent Wolf and Ian Carey - but it was an incredibly closely-contested two-horse race for Chartbuster this month, as two excellent new singles ultimately debuted side by side inside the top 100, at numbers 71 and 72. Narrowly losing out, but having one of the highest ever positions for the second-highest new breaker, is producer and songwriter Steve Mac with "Paddy's Revenge". It would be surprising indeed if this mostly-instrumental Irish reel was not a new entry in the top 40 next month. But guaranteed a place there is a fifteen-year-old actress born in Nashville, Tennessee - who is already also a singer/somgwriter. Her most well-known role is as "Hannah Montana" in the Disney televison series of the same name, and her current UK single is my Record Of The Month for October 2008. It's Miley Cyrus, with "See You Again".
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Postby irishguy28 » Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:57 pm

Oh Lord, Steve Mac's "Paddy's Revenge" is the most irritating, annoying track I've had the misfortune to hear in a long, long time, and further, it's clearly a reel, not a jig.

Can you tell me please - how do you discover music? Even if your monthly chart was a weekly chart, some of the tracks seem to hang around far longer than would seem "normal", judging by others' charts on here. Also, some tracks debut many months after release. I'm not being cheeky - just genuinely curious as to how you discover, and consume, music, as it seems to be so different to anyone else on this forum.
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Postby Tiger » Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:13 pm

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CZB'S TOP FORTY ------------- Month 350 ------------- OCTOBER 2008
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01 07 02 VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay
05 03 07 BUILT TO LAST Melee
07 05 08 IN MY ARMS Kylie Minogue

14 12 07 NEW SOUL Yael Naim ##
18 08 08 CRY FOR YOU September ##
19 16 04 CAN'T GET OVER September ##

22 25 05 RISE UP Yves Larock
24 24 07 WHAT HURTS THE MOST Cascada
27 26 11 IF YOU WERE A SAILBOAT Katie Melua ##

34 30 04 LA REVOLUCION SEXUAL La Casa Azul
35 33 11 UNINVITED The Freemasons featuring Bailey Tzuke
36 34 03 HAPPY ENDING Mika
39 32 12 WHAT I WANT Bob Sinclar presents Fireball [Longest Laster]
40 ---- 01 LOVE SONG Sara Bareilles
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 00 ] SEE YOU AGAIN Miley Cyrus ## [Chartbuster]
02 [ 02 ] APOLOGIZE Timbaland featuring OneRepublic
07 [ 10 ] DIVINE Sebastien Tellier
10 [ 36 ] WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD Axwell and Bob Sinclar

11 [ 40 ] THIS IS THE LIFE Amy MacDonald
12 [ 00 ] MR ROCK AND ROLL Amy MacDonald
14 [ 17 ] BRUISED WATER Chicane Vs Natasha Bedingfield
15 [ 18 ] BECAUSE THE NIGHT Cascada
16 [ 16 ] WOLVES OF THE SEA Pirates Of The Sea
19 [ 21 ] ALL I EVER WANTED / DOTA Basshunter

25 [ 35 ] DADDY DJ Daddy DJ

34 [ 00 ] BOTTLE IT UP Sara Bareilles
38 [ 00 ] THERE YOU'LL BE Faith Hill
40 [ 00 ] ANGEL IN THE NIGHT Basshunter
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Number one 5 years ago: J'EN AI MARRE Alizee
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Wooo Alizee ROCKS. Also great to see Miley Cyrus so high
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Postby CZB » Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:58 pm

irishguy28 wrote:Can you tell me please - how do you discover music? Even if your monthly chart was a weekly chart, some of the tracks seem to hang around far longer than would seem "normal", judging by others' charts on here. Also, some tracks debut many months after release. I'm not being cheeky - just genuinely curious as to how you discover, and consume, music, as it seems to be so different to anyone else on this forum.
Very good questions - so I fear this is going to be a very long, very full answer.......

Apart from the Eurovision Song Contest, which I've watched and followed for nearly as long, my main source of discovering new music for over thirty years has been the singles chart shows, on radio and television, of various Western European countries.

I first listened to the Sunday evening chart show on Radio 1 in early 1978, a few months before it expanded to a top 40. And I tuned in every week until early 2003, when Wes Butters took over and the format and presentation began to decline. Luckily, it was around this time that I discovered the superior BFBS version on Monday nights, which remained until earlier this year. Since then, as I find the level of verbal diarrhoea of the latest presenters just too unacceptably bad, I've switched to the television versions - initially The Hits, now VH1/TMF or others. (Now presented by Scott Mills, or stand-in Mark Goodier!!)

I started to listen to the weekly Irish chart show at the beginning of 1979, then the Europarade in early 1983, and the Dutch charts from a few months later. And by the late 1980s my weekly routine also included the radio chart shows of Austria and Germany - then Belgium and France had replaced Ireland and Holland, which I was no longer able to receive, in the early 1990s.

But, from the mid 1990s and the arrival of satellite television and radio, I was able to hear the Dutch charts on Radio 538 and Happy-RTL, and the German charts on various radio and television channels. Eventually, with the switch to Sky Digital, I was able to hear the Irish chart show again eery week as well.

Currently, via the internet and television, I listen to/watch several programmes devoted to the charts of these countries every week:

- UK (usually on Monday evenings, or later repeats)

- Ireland (Sunday afternoons)

- Belgium (Saturday mornings, but available to listen to again at any time - and also on TMF on Sundays and Wednesdays)

- Holland (Friday afternoons - but also the excellent "Non Stop 40", permanently available in a three-hour loop)

- Germany (Thursday and Friday evenings on VIVA TV)

- Denmark (Friday afternoons, repeated on Sunday mornings).

Virtually everything in my current chart and breakers has been in one or more of these national charts. However, I also review the new releases schedules in various places - especially the suppliers I regularly use for CD and vinyl purchases. They usually have options to listen to clips of those that sound promising - such as new versions of old songs I previously liked, or new material from acts that have impressed me previously. That's how I discovered all of these:

03 01 04 I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS Mark'Oh
04 10 03 WISH YOU WERE HERE Jan Wayne with Scarlet
09 09 08 JUST BREATHE Lizzy Pattinson
16 15 04 SHE'S GOT THAT LIGHT Straight Flush
26 18 09 MUSIC BOX DANCER DJ Schwede
31 28 09 LARGER THAN LIFE Regi, Wout and Caren Meynen
32 ---- 01 PROMISE ME Axel Coon


Reading threads on UKMix - and, occasionally, other forums - has also alerted me to some other tracks I might not otherwise have become aware of. A particularly good example is:

B14 [ 17 ] BRUISED WATER Chicane Vs Natasha Bedingfield

.......which I've never heard on any radio or television show!!

However, despite all this, I'm finding that I am hearing fewer tracks that I like enough to want to buy than previously. Looking back at my breakers charts of a period selected at random - early 1995 - there were around 12-18 new breakers every month. Nowadays it's more like half as many. So, as tracks are remaining as breakers for longer (up to a maximum of twelve months) there are some that I will gradually like more and more, and they will ultimately reach my chart. Similarly, with fewer new hits than there used to be (in the mid-1980s, there were almost 100 hits a year. By the mid-1990s, the average was more like 70. Now, it's descending towards 50!) the older tracks are dropping down my chart more slowly than they otherwise might have done.

A further way in which I continue to regularly hear my hits and breakers long after radio stations have stopped playing them is that at least once a month, for nearly thirty years, I've set aside a few hours to play my own charts, in a similar format to the radio chart shows - although it has varied over the years. (I've wondered if other contributors to these forums do the same, on a weekly basis or whatever!) Originally, everything was played on vinyl. Later, after I first bought a CD player and started to buy in this format too, typically I played alternate tracks on vinyl and on CD. More recently, it has been CDs only. And, in only the last few months, I've switched almost entirely to Youtube, for a monthly five-hour countdown - starting with the previous month's Chartbuster and number one, then all the breakers, 40->1, then all the hits 40->1, with the new Chartbuster again just before the top 20 and at the end. 84 tracks, with an average length of around three and a half minutes, fit comfortably into five hours - although I'm currently finding that there are quite a few featured tracks that are closer to the three-minute mark (and those by Fixkes and Ishtar are much shorter even than this!) - so I'm also able to fit in a few number ones from years gone by, which I'm now including links for in these postings. This is partly why I changed the format of my postings here to include all the Youtube links - although it was partly inspired also by one or more of your threads elsewhere in this forum!

[ Incidentally, it was only in seeking a Youtube link for Makem and Clancy's "Red Is The Rose" earlier this month that I belatedly discovered that Tommy Makem died last year. This wasn't mentioned in the Irish chart thread - but I wonder if any of his back catalogue reappeared on the Irish albums chart as a result? I must look baok and check at some point. ]

Finally, there is a further reason that my chart may seem more out-of-sync with others - but this is one that I might be able to address in the months ahead. I compile each new chart as near to the beginning of the month as possible. But, when I first posted one here, it was nearly the end of a month - so essentially I've remained almost a month behind ever since. I did mean to make an effort to catch up - that's partly why I posted this most recent chart nearly a week earlier than usual. Perhaps, by catching up by a further week or so each month, I should be able to post more up-to-date charts from early 2009?

Therefore the new breakers from this latest one were the tracks I heard for the first time and/or decided that I liked enough to want to buy/did buy, or at least ordered - during September:

B01 [ 00 ] SEE YOU AGAIN Miley Cyrus
B28 [ 00 ] RED LIGHT Ian Carey
B29 [ 00 ] WASH MY WORLD Laurent Wolf
B34 [ 00 ] BOTTLE IT UP Sara Bareilles
B35 [ 00 ] STEPPING STONE Duffy
B36 [ 00 ] OUT OF MY MIND Lasgo
B39 [ 00 ] GIB MIR SONNE Rosenstolz
B40 [ 00 ] ANGEL IN THE NIGHT Basshunter


And, of course.......

B04 [ 00 ] PADDY'S REVENGE Steve Mac


irishguy28 wrote:Oh Lord, Steve Mac's "Paddy's Revenge" is the most irritating, annoying track I've had the misfortune to hear in a long, long time, and further, it's clearly a reel, not a jig.
I only referred to this as a "jig" because that is how it was described in various other internet sources, presumably incorrectly. I've now amended it to "reel" accordingly. I must admit, I already knew of your views on this track - having read your succinct and forceful analysis on a thread in the Dance forum. Without even going back to check, I can remember that.......

You wrote:This is total muck.
Well, one man's total muck is another's....... whatever. Sorry, but I really do like this one - a lot!! And I'm sure it's going to be a very high new entry in my November chart!!!
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Postby irishguy28 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:24 pm

A very, very interesting reply, thank you, and thanks for taking the time to reply.

It was enjoyable to hear Scott Mills filling in for Fearne and Reggie today on the Radio 1 Top 40. I used to listen to the Top 40 each Sunday on BBC Radio 1 back in the Bruno Brookes/Mark Goodier days - these days it really has been devalued, and I rarely listen. I wish I had access to VH1 these days for the full Top 40 countdown on video.

As for Steve Mac - well, I just can't stand it...but I won't say any more!
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Postby Marius » Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:40 pm

Which were the other 4 #1s in both your chart and the UK one?
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Postby CZB » Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:23 pm

potojr wrote:Which were the other 4 #1s in both your chart and the UK one?
I had always planned to post a little feature on that very question - so here it is!!



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Number ones in the UK that were also number ones in CZB's chart!

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1. THE TIDE IS HIGH Blondie [January 1981]

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UK Top 40: 05 01 01 02 02 07 14 20 28 [1980/1981]

CZB: 23 08 01 14 30

Only the sixth number one in my chart, and one that came and went rather quickly - it currently ranks at only 895th position in my all-time chart. A later remake by Atomic Kitten stalled in the breakers, peaking at number 98.......

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2. THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush [April/May 1986]

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UK Top 40: 36 15 02 01 01 01 01 01 02 04 05 10 27 21 22 35 33 35 [1985/1986]

CZB: 15 06 06 09 12 01 01 02 06 13 35

A so-called "remix" running to about four and a half minutes was the UK release - but other countries got a superior six-minute version on their 7" singles, and Spain had also a Spanish-language version. And it was these other versions that were mainly responsible for the track eventually topping my chart, after originally seeming to peak at number 6.

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3. THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Europe [October/November 1986]

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UK Top 40: 35 14 05 02 01 01 03 03 03 04 14 32 [1986/1987] / 39 40 36 [1999/2000]

CZB: 22 01 01 09 18 31 31 28 20 20 39

Although it was a shorter edit that was released as a single in all territories, the longer album version always seems to be the one I hear played on the radio these days. Having originally heard this in the Dutch charts earlier in the year, I was among those responsible for it reaching the dizzy heights of number 100 in its week of release in the UK. Some time later, it topped the UK chart - after it had spent two months as my number one!

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4. HEAVEN DJ Sammy and Yanou featuring Do [September 2002]

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UK Top 40: 01 02 03 07 11 12 20 26 20 24 31 38 36 [2002/2003]

CZB: 24 04 03 05 03 01 11 17 30

I was ahead of the UK with this one too, as we were one of the last countries to discover the magic of this remake of an old Bryan Adams hit - which I remembered, but never liked! It wasn't until early November 2002 that "Heaven" was released here, and became an instant chart-topper.

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5. VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay [October 2008]

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UK Top 40: 01 02 07 11 14 16 18 14 10 11 13 13 17 25 27 32 29 39 [2008]

CZB: 07 01

Despite no physical release, the UK was well ahead of the rest of the world on this one - but it was still riding high in various continental charts when it reached number one in mine. Despite being only the second Coldplay single I've ever liked!!

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Postby irishguy28 » Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:26 pm

Very, very interesting!

I was going to say "All classic singles" but I think using the word classic for DJ Sammy would be stretching the word just a little bit too far. Which is not to day I don't like the track - I do, I bought the single (the Australian edition).

It's hard to believe though that only 5 tracks have been to number one in both charts!

Incidentally, do you know if any other country's chart fares better as regards the crossover rate of its Number Ones with your chart?

EDIT #1: So despite my accusations in my earlier post, you do occasionally pre-empt the UK chart!

EDIT #2: When you say something like "only the second Coldplay track I liked", it naturally begs the question - what was the other Coldplay track?

I'm going to hazard a guess with "Clocks"...
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Postby Tiger » Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:51 am

1. THE TIDE IS HIGH Blondie [January 1981]
3. THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Europe [October/November 1986]
4. HEAVEN DJ Sammy and Yanou featuring Do [September 2002]
5. VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay [October 2008]

I think DJ Sammy/Yanou/Do is one of the best dance tracks ever so great to see it
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Postby CZB » Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:11 pm

irishguy28 wrote: When you say something like "only the second Coldplay track I liked", it naturally begs the question - what was the other Coldplay track?

I'm going to hazard a guess with "Clocks"...
I think I already mentioned that in one of the earlier months' commentaries - no, it's "In My Place".






irishguy28 wrote:Incidentally, do you know if any other country's chart fares better as regards the crossover rate of its Number Ones with your chart?
The temptation to do some research and discover the answer to this proved impossible to resist. As I suspected, all the countries for which I hold enough chart information can at least match the UK's crossover rate, and most can beat it!

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Five French number ones also reached number one in my chart:

AMOUREUX SOLITAIRES Lio HAPPY NATION Ace of Base
MACARENA Los Del Rio
UN MONDE PARFAIT Ilona Mitrecey
LA CAMISA NEGRA Juanes

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Seven Swiss number ones also reached number one in my chart:

COME WHAT MAY / APRES TOI / DANN KAMST DU Vicky Leandros
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Europe
MACARENA Los Del Rio
AROUND THE WORLD ATC
ONLY TIME Enya
SCHNAPPI DAS KLEINE KROKODILE Joy Gruttman
LA CAMISA NEGRA Juanes

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Eight Dutch number ones also reached number one in my chart:

COME WHAT MAY / APRES TOI / DANN KAMST DU Vicky Leandros
RONDO RUSSO (FLUTE CONCERTO IN E MINOR) Berdien Stenberg
ONLY LOVE Nana Mouskouri
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Europe
DREAMS (WILL COME ALIVE) Two Brothers on the Fourth Floor
MACARENA Los Del Rio
SCHNAPPI DAS KLEINE KROKODILE Joy Gruttman
VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay

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Eight Irish number ones also reached number one in my chart
[all in the first decade - NONE since 1987!]

ONE DAY AT A TIME Gloria
DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN Brendan Shine
THE GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE The Fureys and Davey Arthur
WHEN YOU WERE SWEET SIXTEEN The Fureys and Davey Arthur
A BUNCH OF THYME Foster and Allen
THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush
ONLY LOVE Nana Mouskouri
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Europe

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Nine German number ones also reached number one in my chart:

BROTHER LOUIE Modern Talking
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Europe
THE SIGN Ace of Base
TEARS DON'T LIE Mark Oh
MACARENA Los Del Rio
AROUND THE WORLD ATC
ONLY TIME Enya
SCHNAPPI DAS KLEINE KROKODILE Joy Gruttman
LA CAMISA NEGRA Juanes

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Nine Austrian number ones also reached number one in my chart:

NEVER ENDING STORY Limahl and Beth Anderson
BROTHER LOUIE Modern Talking
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Europe
STARSHIP (RAUMSCHIFF) EDELWEISS Edelweiss
MACARENA Los Del Rio
NO TENGO DINERO Los Umbrellos
AROUND THE WORLD ATC
DRAGOSTEA DIN TEI Haiducii
SCHNAPPI DAS KLEINE KROKODILE Joy Gruttman


[ If the fortnightly charts of the 1980s were considered instead of the weekly O3 Hitparade, it would still be nine - Limahl and Modern Talking would be replaced by these two:

THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush
BALLA....BALLA Francesco Napoli
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But the country with the greatest cross-over rate is.......Belgium!!

Ten Belgian number ones also reached number one in my chart:

COME WHAT MAY / APRES TOI / DANN KAMST DU Vicky Leandros
DO IT DO IT AGAIN/A FAR L'AMORE COMINCIA TU Raffaella Carra
ONLY LOVE Nana Mouskouri
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Europe
I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU Samantha Fox HEADING FOR A FALL Vaya Con Dios
TEARS DON'T LIE Mark Oh
MACARENA Los Del Rio
TWO TIMES Ann Lee
SCHNAPPI DAS KLEINE KROKODILE Joy Gruttman
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Postby Tiger » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:41 pm

My favs:

Five French number ones also reached number one in my chart:

HAPPY NATION Ace of Base
UN MONDE PARFAIT Ilona Mitrecey
LA CAMISA NEGRA Juanes


Seven Swiss number ones also reached number one in my chart:

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Europe
AROUND THE WORLD ATC
ONLY TIME Enya
SCHNAPPI DAS KLEINE KROKODILE Joy Gruttman


Eight Dutch number ones also reached number one in my chart:

VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay


Nine German number ones also reached number one in my chart:

THE SIGN Ace of Base
TEARS DON'T LIE Mark Oh


Nine Austrian number ones also reached number one in my chart:

NEVER ENDING STORY Limahl and Beth Anderson
BROTHER LOUIE Modern Talking

Ten Belgian number ones also reached number one in my chart:

I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU Samantha Fox
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Postby CZB » Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:31 pm

Tiger wrote:
CZB wrote:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
CZB'S TOP FORTY ------------- Month 350 ------------- OCTOBER 2008
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01 07 02 VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay
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Number one 5 years ago: J'EN AI MARRE Alizee
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Wooo Alizee ROCKS.
Here's something from Youtube that demonstrates that maybe my tastes in music haven't shifted that much in the last five years.......



Viva La Alizee Mashup


I think those suggesting there are similarities between the two songs have got a point!!
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CZB'S TOP FORTY ------------ Month 351 ------------- NOVEMBER 2008
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01 01 03 VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay
02 ---- 01 PADDY'S REVENGE Steve Mac [Highest New Entry]
03 12 02 WARWICK AVENUE Duffy
04 04 04 WISH YOU WERE HERE Jan Wayne with Scarlet
05 03 05 I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS Mark'Oh
06 10 03 MORUMBI Tocadisco
07 02 06 ELLA ELLE L'A Kate Ryan
08 29 02 PJANOO Eric Prydz [Rapid Riser]
09 05 08 BUILT TO LAST Melee
10 09 09 JUST BREATHE Lizzy Pattinson

11 15 03 FOREVER Milk Inc. ##
12 11 04 ONE WORLD, ONE DREAM Sylver ##
13 08 09 ONGELUKKIG Fixkes
14 17 02 I WILL LOVE AGAIN Baracuda ##
15 14 08 NEW SOUL Yael Naim ##
16 ---- 01 SEE YOU AGAIN Miley Cyrus ##
17 06 08 DISCO VOLANTE Ida Engberg
18 07 09 IN MY ARMS Kylie Minogue
19 ---- 01 WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD Axwell, Bob Sinclar and Ron Carroll
20 30 03 GIVE IT 2 ME Madonna

21 13 07 O JULISSI NA JALINI Ishtar ##
22 16 05 SHE'S GOT THAT LIGHT Straight Flush
23 20 09 FUN FUN FUN Dada Life
24 21 06 TOMORROW CAN WAIT Dyce
25 40 02 LOVE SONG Sara Bareilles
26 22 06 RISE UP Yves Larock
27 18 09 CRY FOR YOU September ##
28 19 05 CAN'T GET OVER September ##
29 32 02 PROMISE ME Axel Coon
30 23 07 NANTES Beirut

31 24 08 WHAT HURTS THE MOST Cascada
32 31 10 LARGER THAN LIFE Regi, Wout and Caren Meynen
33 28 11 A-A-A-ANTHEM Regi with Bart Peeters
34 37 02 IF THE LIGHTS GO OUT Katie Melua
35 ---- 01 MR ROCK AND ROLL Amy MacDonald
36 25 10 BABY WHEN THE LIGHT David Guetta featuring Cozi
37 26 10 MUSIC BOX DANCER DJ Schwede
38 ---- 01 STREETGIRLS Tocadisco featuring Meral Al-Mer
39 27 12 IF YOU WERE A SAILBOAT Katie Melua ## [Fastest Faller/Longest Laster]
40 ---- 01 THIS IS THE LIFE Amy MacDonald
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 00 ] ALL THIS TIME (THE PICK ME UP SONG) Maria Mena [Chartbuster]
02 [ 02 ] APOLOGIZE Timbaland featuring OneRepublic
03 [ 03 ] APOLOGIZE De Grees Vs The Real Booty Babes
04 [ 05 ] VINO VINO Ian Oliver featuring Eastenders
05 [ 08 ] INFINITY 2008 Guru Josh Project
06 [ 20 ] CHILDREN Dave Darell
07 [ 07 ] DIVINE Sebastien Tellier
08 [ 28 ] RED LIGHT Ian Carey
09 [ 09 ] DISCO LIES Moby
10 [ 34 ] BOTTLE IT UP Sara Bareilles

11 [ 14 ] BRUISED WATER Chicane Vs Natasha Bedingfield
12 [ 18 ] WATERFALL 2009 Atlantic Ocean
13 [ 13 ] TOUCH MY BODY Mariah Carey
14 [ 17 ] THE STORM Jerry Ropero featuring Cozi
15 [ 15 ] BECAUSE THE NIGHT Cascada
16 [ 16 ] WOLVES OF THE SEA Pirates Of The Sea
17 [ 19 ] ALL I EVER WANTED / DOTA Basshunter
18 [ 29 ] WASH MY WORLD Laurent Wolf
19 [ 21 ] YOU MAKE ME FEEL Annagrace
20 [ 40 ] ANGEL IN THE NIGHT Basshunter

21 [ 00 ] RACE Milk Inc.
22 [ 22 ] I LIKE IT, I LUV IT Koolmatch
23 [ 23 ] DIME QUE TU QUIERES Belle Perez
24 [ 24 ] ROMANCA Kraljevi Ulice and 75 Cents
25 [ 25 ] DADDY DJ Daddy DJ
26 [ 26 ] FEEL THE RUSH Shaggy
27 [ 27 ] THE SUMMER IS MAGIC Playahitty
28 [ 35 ] STEPPING STONE Duffy
29 [ 36 ] OUT OF MY MIND Lasgo
30 [ 30 ] RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Nforce Vs Darren Styles

31 [ 37 ] I BEGIN TO WONDER Jean Claude Ades
32 [ 32 ] I NEED A HERO Andrew Spencer Meets Blue Nature
33 [ 33 ] RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT Miguel Picasso
34 [ 39 ] GIB MIR SONNE Rosenstolz
35 [ 38 ] THERE YOU'LL BE Faith Hill
36 [ 00 ] IN AND OUT OF LOVE Armin van Buuren featuring Sharon den Adel
37 [ 00 ] PAPER PLANES M.I.A.
38 [ 00 ] KING OF MY CASTLE Wamdue Project
39 [ 00 ] ENCORE UNE FOIS Sash
40 [ 00 ] IMITATION Melee
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Number one twenty-two years ago: THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Europe
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Number one eleven years ago: BELLISSIMA DJ Quicksilver
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There are only two non-movers on this month's chart - Coldplay remain at number one with "Viva La Vida", and although Jan Wayne and Scarlet may have dropped out of the race to replace it as "Wish You Were Here" sticks at number four, there are a few other contenders that might well take over next time. Steve Mac has the highest of six new entries, as "Paddy's Revenge" crashes in at number two. Excluding the number two from my very first chart back in 1979, this is only the eleventh time there has been a new entry in the runner-up position - but although the four most recent hits entering there did go on to reach number one (not necessarily straight away), the other six didn't! Just below that, last month's highest new entry by Duffy, "Warwick Avenue", is one of nine climbers this month, up nine places to number three. And, for the second month in a row, the Rapid Riser is an instrumental climbing twenty-one places - Eric Prydz vaults from 29 to 8 with "Pjanoo". Other movers include Tocadisco with last month's Rapid Riser "Morumbi", up another four places to number 6; Madonna, now at number 20 and up ten places for the second month in a row with "Give It 2 Me"; and Sara Bareilles, up fifteen places to number 25 with "Love Song".

There are much smaller climbs for the other new entries from last month - including Katie Melua, up only three places to number 34 with "If The Lights Go Out". However, she is also still around with "If You Were A Sailboat" - one of twenty-three hits moving down, and now both the fastest faller and the longest laster, dipping twelve places to number 39, as the former Chartbuster completes a year in the top forty. Meanwhile, last month's Chartbuster, "See You Again" by Miley Cyrus, is the second highest new entry at number 16 - and there are four more new hits this month. As "What I Want" drops out, Bob Sinclar maintains a continuous presence on the chart, as "What A Wonderful World", co-performed with chart newcomers Axwell and Ron Carroll, arrives at number 19;Tocadisco double their tally of hits as "Streetgirls", with vocals by Meral Al-Mer, is new at number 37; and Amy MacDonald has two new entries - "Mr Rock and Roll" at 35 and "This Is The Life" at 40. Although simultaneous new entries is quite a rare occurrence, it is by no means unique - and was previously achieved most recently by Sylver in February 2007.

Two former hits return to the breakers - Wamdue Project with "King Of My Castle" and Sash with "Encore Une Fois". While the former is there as the result of another new "2009" remix, the latter is back largely because a successful new mash-up has reminded me of how much better the track was when "Raindrop"-free! And, although there are healthy climbs towards the top forty for Dave Darell, Ian Carey, Sara Bareilles, Laurent Wolf and Basshunter, October 2008 has been another rather poor month for new music, with just five new breakers. Three of them are by acts that have previously reached the top three in my chart - and Melee have done so most recently with "Built To Last", now followed up with "Imitation". Three years ago, Armin van Buuren reached number two with "Serenity" - his second breaker "Shivers", failed to chart, but his third, "Sail", also made the top ten. Now, on his fourth breaker, "In And Out Of Love", he is joined by vocalist Sharon den Adel, of Within Temptation. And the first of three Chartbusters by Belgian dance act Milk Inc., "No Angel", also peaked at number two. They narrowly miss out on a fourth Chartbuster with new single "Race" - which, the second most promising release of the month, looks likely to give them another hit on my chart, even though it unfortunately seems set to bring to an end their unbroken run of top ten successes in their home country.

The two other new breakers this time are both by acts that have never previously impressed me, although I was at least vaguely aware of some of their previous work - and they could not be much more different. 30-year-old Hounslow-born M.I.A. (Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam) has a potential future hit with "Paper Planes", almost entirely on the strength of its melody and sound effects. I don't think I understand a single word of its lyrics - and I'm not even sure that I want to! But it's a much more uplifting piece that is the guaranteed new entry in the December chart for a 22-year-old singer-songwriter. Her first recordings were back in 2002, and she went on with two later songs to have top ten hits in countries beyond her homeland - which (I discovered only this month!) - is Norway. Although I fear it is unlikely that her latest single will travel as far as the UK, it is now also spreading through the charts of continental Europe. My Record of the Month for November 2008 is Maria Mena, with "All This Time (The Pick-Me-Up Song)".
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Postby Tiger » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:37 pm

CZB wrote:01 01 03 VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay
07 02 06 ELLA ELLE L'A Kate Ryan
09 05 08 BUILT TO LAST Melee

15 14 08 NEW SOUL Yael Naim ##
16 ---- 01 SEE YOU AGAIN Miley Cyrus ##
18 07 09 IN MY ARMS Kylie Minogue

25 40 02 LOVE SONG Sara Bareilles
26 22 06 RISE UP Yves Larock
27 18 09 CRY FOR YOU September ##
28 19 05 CAN'T GET OVER September ##

31 24 08 WHAT HURTS THE MOST Cascada
34 37 02 IF THE LIGHTS GO OUT Katie Melua
35 ---- 01 MR ROCK AND ROLL Amy MacDonald
39 27 12 IF YOU WERE A SAILBOAT Katie Melua ## [Fastest Faller/Longest Laster]
40 ---- 01 THIS IS THE LIFE Amy MacDonald
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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05 [ 08 ] INFINITY 2008 Guru Josh Project
10 [ 34 ] BOTTLE IT UP Sara Bareilles

11 [ 14 ] BRUISED WATER Chicane Vs Natasha Bedingfield
15 [ 15 ] BECAUSE THE NIGHT Cascada
16 [ 16 ] WOLVES OF THE SEA Pirates Of The Sea
17 [ 19 ] ALL I EVER WANTED / DOTA Basshunter
20 [ 40 ] ANGEL IN THE NIGHT Basshunter

25 [ 25 ] DADDY DJ Daddy DJ

35 [ 38 ] THERE YOU'LL BE Faith Hill
39 [ 00 ] ENCORE UNE FOIS Sash
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Number one twenty-two years ago: THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Europe
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WOOO Miley Cyrus! And Amy MacDonald too. Great to see both of them
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Postby Marius » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:12 pm

Do you plan to post an all time chart on these boards? I am sure I will discover loads of good songs I have nh of.
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Postby CZB » Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:02 am

potojr wrote:Do you plan to post an all time chart on these boards? I am sure I will discover loads of good songs I have nh of.
Possibly - although it would only be accurate for a month, as forty hits (and up to forty breakers) move up slightly, as thousands of others slide down to make room. But perhaps I could post a full list at some point. Maybe when I reach 30 years of monthly charts, in 2009.......

I also thought about posting yearly charts based on my all-time ranking, which is derived by combining all the monthly charts - as those aren't going to change much, if at all, once all releases from the year have dropped out of the current chart....... Actually, I think I might aim to make a start on those a bit sooner - perhaps next month, when I'm a little less busy.
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Postby CZB » Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:25 pm

I wrote:Steve Mac has the highest of six new entries, as "Paddy's Revenge" crashes in at number two. Excluding the number two from my very first chart back in 1979, this is only the eleventh time there has been a new entry in the runner-up position - but although the four most recent hits entering there did go on to reach number one (not necessarily straight away), the other six didn't!
So this month's extra feature is:

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New entries at number two in CZB's chart!

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1. YOU GOTTA BE A HUSTLER IF YOU WANNA GET ON Sue Wilkinson [August 1980]

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Chart run: 02 02 06 08 18 22 17 19 17 25

This censored version reached number 25 in the UK in 1980, although the somewhat different original lyrics can be heard on the album "Looking For Cover". Sadly, the performer has since died of cancer.

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2. TAKE AWAY THE HEARTACHES / MEINE KLEINE FREIHEIT Nicole [August 1982]

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Chart run: 02 02 02 06 06 06 12 22 38

Eight of Germany's only Eurovision winner's singles peaked at number two on my chart, and this one doesn't seem to be available on Youtube! So instead one of the others can be seen - amusingly demonstrating what can happen when you allow a little girl to come up on stage and give you a flower while you're performing.......

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3. DAME UN BESO Raffaella Carra [March 1983]

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Chart run: 02 02 08 22

One of Italy's best known presenters and performers spent thirty-three months in my chart with her only UK hit, which was recently featured in the "Doctor Who" episode "Midnight". This later release debuted high, but didn't stay around for long.......

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4. STAR TREKKIN' The Firm [July 1987]

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Chart run: 02 02 05 22 26 35 39 45

This novelty UK chart-topper looked as if it was also likely to get to number one on my chart, for an act that had previously reached my top five with "Arthur Daley ('E's Alright)" - but it wasn't to be.

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5. THE YOUNG DOCTORS The Executives [July 1989]

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Chart run: 02 02 03 06 09 19 26 40

Several soap opera themes have made it into my chart - and this one, which entered and peaked at number two several years after the 1,396th and final episode had aired, was one of my shortest hits ever, running to just sixty seconds.

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6. NUTCRACKER Berdien Stenberg [March 1990]

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Chart run: 02 05 08 14 18 24 35

Another instrumental that debuted in the runner-up position and never climbed, this was one of fourteen top five hits on my chart for the fabulous Dutch flautist who later made a career change to....... local government. I suppose that, even in Holland, knocking Michael Jackson off the top of the singles charts with a 200-year-old classical piece is something you can only do once!

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7. ONLY THE ONES WE LOVE Tanita Tikaram [January 1991]

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Chart run: 02 01 01 01 01 02 12 17 25 37 45 48

This was the fourth, and the longest-lasting, number one on my chart for the German-born, Basingstoke-based singer-songwriter whose only major UK hit was her first, "Good Tradition". Unfortunately, by this time her singles were typically only spending a week or two at the bottom end of the top 75, at best......

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8. VOICES Ann Lee [December 1999]

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Chart run: 02 01 02 01 05 17

This follow-up to the hugely successful debut single for the Sheffield-born singer, "Two Times", replaced it at number one in my chart, but didn't really come anywhere close to matching its popularity with the rest of the world!!

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9. J'EN AI MARRE Alizee [August 2003]

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Chart run: 02 01 01 01 01 04 05 09 17 27 33 39

Having already reached number one in my chart in 2001 with her UK top ten hit "Moi Lolita", this follow-up by Corsica's most well-known singer was the second highest new entry of the month, but went on to become one of my favourite hits of this decade.

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10. UN MONDE PARFAIT Ilona Mitrecey [August 2005]

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Chart run: 02 02 02 01 01 01 08 19 27 34 37 39 40

This young French singer took a while to improve on her high entry position - but eventually the first of three hits from her debut album got there. It also reached number one in her home country, and had some impressive chart-runs in other territories too.

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11. PADDY'S REVENGE Steve Mac [November 2008]

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Chart run: 02 .......?

So will this most recent high newcomer peak at its entry position, like the first six of its predecessors, or climb to number one like the other four? The answer will be revealed here in a week or two!!
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