CZB's Chart, July - 2018 (Month 466), and top 112 of 2011 !

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Postby CZB » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:30 pm



At the beginning of this month's chart commentary, I wrote:During the first five years of this century.....
So that's the "randomly" selected five year period from which all my favourites are brought together into March's mid-month retro top hundred. I don't think I had even used the internet at all by the beginning of it - but by the end, I was able to hear more of the weekly chart shows of Western Europe again, after a while of only being able to access those of the UK and Germany. So it's the hits of those countries - the latter somewhat more than the former! - that dominate this countdown.

Thirty-nine tracks from these years reached number one in my monthly charts - but several of them were only there for one month, and/or didn't spend as long in my top forty as most other chart-toppers from previously or since. Two of them don't quite make it into my top hundred of 2000-2004 - but they're close, so I also managed to squeeze them into a packed six-hour YouTube journey today, seventeen hits per hour! The hits are quite evenly spread - twenty-three are from 2000, seventeen come from 2001, eighteen each are from 2002 and 2003, and the most, twenty-four, come from 2004. However, none from that most recent year make it into the top ten!

All in all, I don't think this was really one of the best periods for music - indeed, nothing here is in my top hundred of all time. On the 2002 thread in the Retro forum, the exact positions of some of the tracks that were performing strongly a decade ago can be seen. The number twelve from this chart, for example, is my number 150 of all time - while the number one here is at number 105. And those two are both by the same artist - but who? Let's find out.....













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01 01 12 2003 01 J'EN AI MARRE Alizee
02 01 11 2002 01 DESTROY SHE SAID Circ ##
03 01 11 2000 01 DREAM TO ME Dario G ##
04 02 14 2001 01 SAY WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND Dario G
05 11 15 2003 02 THE CLOSEST THING TO CRAZY Katie Melua ##
06 01 15 2000 02 JUST AROUND THE HILL Sash featuring Tina Cousins ##
07 01 14 2003 03 SILENCE Gigi D'Agostino
08 01 13 2003 04 ANTHEM 2003 Sensation ##
09 01 12 2000 03 BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE Commercial Breakup ##
10 01 12 2002 02 SOMEDAY 4 Clubbers
11 02 10 2003 05 WHITE FLAG Dido ##
12 01 10 2000 04 MOI....LOLITA Alizee
13 01 13 2004 01 THROUGH THE DARK KT Tunstall ##
14 02 10 2001 02 AIN'T IT FUNNY Jennifer Lopez ##
15 01 12 2004 02 DRAGOSTEA DIN TEI Haiducii
16 02 11 2003 06 THE MAGIC KEY One-T and Cool-T
17 01 15 2000 05 VICTORY Bond

18 01 12 2004 03 THE SUMMER OF ENERGY Gigi D'Agostino
19 01 13 2000 06 AROUND THE WORLD ATC (A Touch Of Class) ##
20 01 11 2001 03 MY HEART IT FEELS LIKE...DUB DUB It Girls
21 11 17 2002 03 LIGAYA Gouryella ##
22 02 11 2001 04 WHENEVER, WHEREVER / SUERTE Shakira
23 02 09 2002 04 TU ES FOUTU / YOU PROMISED ME In-Grid
24 01 13 2003 07 NOTHING BUT YOU Paul Van Dyk, Hemstock/Jennings, Jan Johnston ##
25 03 10 2000 07 REACH S Club 7
26 05 09 2000 08 I TURN TO YOU Melanie C
27 01 13 2000 09 WHO LET THE DOGS OUT? Baha Men
28 01 12 2004 04 LA CAMISA NEGRA Juanes
29 01 12 2004 05 YOU Special D ##
30 01 11 2000 10 CASTLES IN THE SKY Ian Van Dahl
31 01 10 2004 06 I LIKE IT Narcotic Thrust
32 01 09 2001 05 WILL I Ian Van Dahl ##
33 01 09 2000 11 WITH MY OWN EYES Sash! ##
34 03 12 2003 08 OBSESION Aventura

35 01 18 2004 07 SOLEADO Gigi and Molly ##
36 01 10 2004 08 SOUND OF LOVE (PA PA PA) Anaconda ##
37 02 11 2001 06 SOMETHING Lasgo
38 01 12 2000 12 MY HEART BEATS LIKE A DRUM ATC (A Touch Of Class) ##
39 02 11 2003 09 NO NO NO Ann Lee ##
40 05 16 2004 09 (I NEED A) MIRACLE Cascada
41 08 16 2002 05 FREEDOM TO MOVE Denim Project
42 04 10 2000 13 DANCE WITH ME Debelah Morgan ##
43 11 13 2001 07 I'M IN HEAVEN (WHEN YOU KISS ME) ATC (A Touch Of Class) ##
44 05 10 2000 14 EMBRACE Agnelli and Nelson
45 06 14 2002 06 WORDS Dance Nation
46 01 13 2003 10 CLOSE YOUR EYES Circ ##
47 01 09 2000 15 THE FACTS OF LIFE Black Box Recorder
48 01 11 2004 10 BUTTERFLY SIGN Jam and Spoon featuring Plavka ##
49 01 09 2004 11 SCHNAPPI DAS KLEINE KROKODILE Joy Gruttman ##
50 02 10 2000 16 TURN THE TIDE Sylver
51 04 11 2002 07 DESENCHANTEE Kate Ryan

52 08 16 2002 08 REALITY S-Boy
53 09 12 2001 08 I'M ALIVE Celine Dion
54 04 10 2000 17 AIRWAVE / BREATHING Rank One
55 05 11 2001 09 FLUTE Barcode Brothers
56 08 13 2000 18 DANSE AVEC MOI Kosmonova
57 04 12 2004 12 OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD KT Tunstall ##
58 01 09 2001 10 HEAVEN DJ Sammy and Yanou featuring Do
59 02 10 2001 11 UNDERNEATH YOUR CLOTHES Shakira ##
60 04 10 2004 13 DESPRE TINE O-Zone
61 04 09 2004 14 EMILY Adam Green
62 05 12 2002 09 TRAVEL TIME Starsplash
63 01 11 2004 15 UNDER THE WEATHER KT Tunstall
64 01 09 2000 19 ONLY TIME Enya
65 03 10 2004 16 EVERYTIME Britney Spears
66 03 11 2004 17 THEY Jem
67 04 10 2002 10 OVERLOAD Voodoo and Serano
68 02 10 2001 12 OBJECTION (TANGO) Shakira

69 04 12 2001 13 MISSY QUEEN'S GONNA DIE Tok Tok vs Soffy O
70 02 09 2002 11 THE KETCHUP SONG (ASEREJE) Las Ketchup ##
71 07 11 2004 18 SATELLITE OceanLab
72 04 11 2003 11 ONLY IF I Kate Ryan
73 11 16 2001 14 DAM DUBI DAM (I MISS YOU) Millane Fernandez ##
74 13 12 2001 15 FROM SARAH WITH LOVE Sarah Connor ##
75 03 12 2002 12 RIPPIN' KITTIN Golden Boy featuring Miss Kittin ##
76 05 10 2000 20 KOMODO Mauro Picotto
77 07 12 2001 16 MILK AND TOAST AND HONEY Roxette
78 11 11 2003 12 I CAN'T LET YOU GO Ian Van Dahl
79 02 16 2003 13 LOOK AT US Northern Heightz ##
80 20 16 2002 13 HEAVEN ABOVE Future Breeze
81 04 11 2003 14 ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST Mario Piu
82 05 11 2003 15 THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON TV Milk Inc.
83 03 10 2003 16 IN-TANGO In-Grid
84 01 09 2004 19 FLY TO YOU Northern Heightz
85 01 09 2002 14 LET THIS PARTY NEVER END Mark'Oh ##

86 01 08 2002 15 ALWAYS ON MY MIND DJ Quicksilver presents Base Unique ##
87 11 10 2000 21 SHE'S GOT THAT LIGHT Orange Blue ##
88 11 11 2003 17 LIBERATIO Krypteria ##
89 04 10 2004 20 LA PROMESSE / THE PROMISE YOU MADE Kate Ryan
90 08 09 2004 21 SUDDENLY I SEE KT Tunstall
91 09 12 2004 22 ALIVE Starsplash ##
92 10 11 2003 18 DANCING Lexy and K-Paul
93 05 09 2004 23 OBJECT OF MY DESIRE Dana Rayne ##
94 04 09 2004 24 DRAGOSTEA DIN TEI O-Zone
95 06 09 2002 16 I BEGIN TO WONDER JCA
96 07 09 2000 22 VAMOS A BAILAR Paola and Chiara
97 01 10 2002 17 TIME 2 WONDER DJs @ Work featuring Alexandra Prince ##
98 02 07 2001 17 CALLING Geri Halliwell
99 10 09 2000 23 WILL I EVER Alice Deejay
100 5 09 2002 18 HIGHWAY TO THE SKY Klubbingman
103 1 08 2002 19 YOU Noemi
108 1 08 2002 21 WHEREVER YOU ARE (I FEEL LOVE) Laava
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Postby Wardo » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:35 pm

'I turn to you', I love it :)
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Postby Benny » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:10 pm

01 01 12 2003 01 J'EN AI MARRE Alizee
03 01 11 2000 01 DREAM TO ME Dario G ##
11 02 10 2003 05 WHITE FLAG Dido ##
12 01 10 2000 04 MOI....LOLITA Alizee
14 02 10 2001 02 AIN'T IT FUNNY Jennifer Lopez ##
19 01 13 2000 06 AROUND THE WORLD ATC (A Touch Of Class) ##
22 02 11 2001 04 WHENEVER, WHEREVER / SUERTE Shakira
23 02 09 2002 04 TU ES FOUTU / YOU PROMISED ME In-Grid
26 05 09 2000 08 I TURN TO YOU Melanie C
28 01 12 2004 04 LA CAMISA NEGRA Juanes

37 02 11 2001 06 SOMETHING Lasgo
38 01 12 2000 12 MY HEART BEATS LIKE A DRUM ATC (A Touch Of Class) ##
42 04 10 2000 13 DANCE WITH ME Debelah Morgan ##
43 11 13 2001 07 I'M IN HEAVEN (WHEN YOU KISS ME) ATC (A Touch Of Class) ##
50 02 10 2000 16 TURN THE TIDE Sylver
51 04 11 2002 07 DESENCHANTEE Kate Ryan
53 09 12 2001 08 I'M ALIVE Celine Dion
57 04 12 2004 12 OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD KT Tunstall ##

58 01 09 2001 10 HEAVEN DJ Sammy and Yanou featuring Do
59 02 10 2001 11 UNDERNEATH YOUR CLOTHES Shakira ##
64 01 09 2000 19 ONLY TIME Enya
65 03 10 2004 16 EVERYTIME Britney Spears
68 02 10 2001 12 OBJECTION (TANGO) Shakira

74 13 12 2001 15 FROM SARAH WITH LOVE Sarah Connor ##
76 05 10 2000 20 KOMODO Mauro Picotto
77 07 12 2001 16 MILK AND TOAST AND HONEY Roxette
83 03 10 2003 16 IN-TANGO In-Grid
87 11 10 2000 21 SHE'S GOT THAT LIGHT Orange Blue ##
89 04 10 2004 20 LA PROMESSE / THE PROMISE YOU MADE Kate Ryan
90 08 09 2004 21 SUDDENLY I SEE KT Tunstall
96 07 09 2000 22 VAMOS A BAILAR Paola and Chiara

Many great songs, the best ones coming from Dido, Alizée, ATC, Melanie C, Sylver, Shakira and Juanes :D
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Postby Play » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:01 pm

05 11 15 2003 02 THE CLOSEST THING TO CRAZY Katie Melua ##
06 01 15 2000 02 JUST AROUND THE HILL Sash featuring Tina Cousins ##
07 01 14 2003 03 SILENCE Gigi D'Agostino
11 02 10 2003 05 WHITE FLAG Dido ##
12 01 10 2000 04 MOI....LOLITA Alizee
13 01 13 2004 01 THROUGH THE DARK KT Tunstall ##
14 02 10 2001 02 AIN'T IT FUNNY Jennifer Lopez ##

These are the beauties that caught my eye first! :wink:
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Postby summer » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:13 pm

WHITE FLAG Dido
I TURN TO YOU Melanie C
LA CAMISA NEGRA Juanes
OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD KT Tunstall
SUDDENLY I SEE KT Tunstall
UNDERNEATH YOUR CLOTHES Shakira
ONLY TIME Enya
MILK AND TOAST AND HONEY Roxette

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Postby Tiger » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:52 pm

CZB wrote:01 01 12 2003 01 J'EN AI MARRE Alizee
05 11 15 2003 02 THE CLOSEST THING TO CRAZY Katie Melua ##
11 02 10 2003 05 WHITE FLAG Dido ##
12 01 10 2000 04 MOI....LOLITA Alizee
14 02 10 2001 02 AIN'T IT FUNNY Jennifer Lopez ##

19 01 13 2000 06 AROUND THE WORLD ATC (A Touch Of Class) ##
22 02 11 2001 04 WHENEVER, WHEREVER / SUERTE Shakira
25 03 10 2000 07 REACH S Club 7
26 05 09 2000 08 I TURN TO YOU Melanie C
28 01 12 2004 04 LA CAMISA NEGRA Juanes
29 01 12 2004 05 YOU Special D ##
30 01 11 2000 10 CASTLES IN THE SKY Ian Van Dahl

38 01 12 2000 12 MY HEART BEATS LIKE A DRUM ATC (A Touch Of Class) ##
49 01 09 2004 11 SCHNAPPI DAS KLEINE KROKODILE Joy Gruttman ##
51 04 11 2002 07 DESENCHANTEE Kate Ryan
53 09 12 2001 08 I'M ALIVE Celine Dion
57 04 12 2004 12 OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD KT Tunstall ##
58 01 09 2001 10 HEAVEN DJ Sammy and Yanou featuring Do
60 04 10 2004 13 DESPRE TINE O-Zone
63 01 11 2004 15 UNDER THE WEATHER KT Tunstall
64 01 09 2000 19 ONLY TIME Enya
65 03 10 2004 16 EVERYTIME Britney Spears
66 03 11 2004 17 THEY Jem
68 02 10 2001 12 OBJECTION (TANGO) Shakira
72 04 11 2003 11 ONLY IF I Kate Ryan
74 13 12 2001 15 FROM SARAH WITH LOVE Sarah Connor ##
78 11 11 2003 12 I CAN'T LET YOU GO Ian Van Dahl
79 02 16 2003 13 LOOK AT US Northern Heightz ##
90 08 09 2004 21 SUDDENLY I SEE KT Tunstall
94 04 09 2004 24 DRAGOSTEA DIN TEI O-Zone
96 07 09 2000 22 VAMOS A BAILAR Paola and Chiara
98 02 07 2001 17 CALLING Geri Halliwell
99 10 09 2000 23 WILL I EVER Alice Deejay
108 1 08 2002 21
YAY I love all the Europop
These foolish games are tearing me apart

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Postby CZB » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:00 pm








A day earlier than usual.....







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CZB'S TOP FORTY ----------------- Month 392 ------------------ APRIL 2012
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01 ---- 01 NOVA ZEMBLA Wiegel Meirmans Snitker [Highest New Entry]
02 01 03 EPIC Sandro Silva and Quintino ##
03 04 04 BLUE JEANS Lana Del Rey
04 02 04 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye featuring Kimbra
05 07 03 HEARTBROKEN Hooverphonic
06 05 02 BORN TO DIE Lana Del Rey ##
07 09 03 THE WORLD IS GONNA END TONIGHT School Is Cool
08 03 05 VIDEO GAMES Lana Del Rey ##
09 06 05 I FOLLOW RIVERS Lykke Li
10 11 05 AGAIN AND AGAIN Basto!

11 12 04 BEFORE Barbara Dex ##
12 15 04 THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY Katy Perry
13 21 03 PARADISE Coldplay
14 13 07 TITANIUM David Guetta featuring Sia
15 ---- 01 YOU AND YOUR SISTER Mayken Hoessen ##
16 19 05 LOVE LOVE Amy MacDonald
17 08 05 JUST SO Agnes Obel
18 14 06 WITHOUT YOU David Guetta featuring Usher
19 28 03 MARRY THE NIGHT Lady GaGa
20 10 07 YOU AND I Lady GaGa

21 20 08 COLLIDE / FADE INTO DARKNESS / PENGUIN {Leona Lewis and) Avicii ##
22 17 07 PLAGE Crystal Fighters
23 18 07 THE OTHER WOMAN Caro Emerald
24 38 02 GABRIEL Joe Goddard featuring Valentina [Rapid Riser]
25 25 06 CINEMA Benny Benassi featuring Gary Go
26 36 02 BIG IN JAPAN Martin Solveig and Dragonette
27 16 07 BIG BAD WOLF Duck Sauce [Fastest Faller]
28 ---- 01 LEVELS Avicii
29 23 09 JAR OF HEARTS Christina Perri ##
30 24 06 CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND Robyn

31 40 02 LOVE KILLS Robyn
32 22 07 I WANNA GO Britney Spears
33 27 08 GET BACK (ASAP) Alexandra Stan
34 32 11 SYNRISE Goose
35 ---- 01 GIVE ME ALL YOUR LUVIN' Madonna featuring M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj
36 35 14 CHASING DREAMS Sebastian Cruz featuring Miryel [Longest Laster] ##
37 34 13 THE NIGHT BEFORE Hooverphonic
38 ---- 01 YOUTOPIA Armin Van Buuren featuring Adam Young
39 33 12 ANGER NEVER DIES Hooverphonic
40 ---- 01 IN THE DARK Dev
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 00 ] BETTER THAN A DREAM Katie Melua [Chartbuster] ##
02 [ 02 ] FRIDAY Rebecca Black
03 [ 05 ] GIVE ME EVERYTHING Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer
04 [ 06 ] PUMPED UP KICKS Foster the People
05 [ 08 ] ONE TWO THREE Hooverphonic
06 [ 09 ] YODEL IN THE CANYON OF LOVE Do Re Mi featuring Kerry
07 [ 14 ] WE FOUND LOVE Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
08 [ 10 ] WORDS Goose
09 [ 13 ] WHAT A FEELING Alex Gaudino featuring Kelly Rowland
10 [ 11 ] EVERY TEARDROP IS A WATERFALL Coldplay

11 [ 12 ] PAPI Jennifer Lopez
12 [ 15 ] JE VEUX Zaz
13 [ 18 ] LOVE YOU LIKE A LOVE SONG Selena Gomez and the Scene
14 [ 16 ] SHAKE Little Boots
15 [ 25 ] ROCK WITH YOU Bob Sinclar featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor
16 [ 19 ] LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS Moby
17 [ 33 ] WILD ONES Flo Rida featurin Sia
18 [ 24 ] GONNA GET OVER YOU Sara Bareilles
19 [ 31 ] COLOURS Emma Hewitt
20 [ 00 ] SARAH Heidi Happy

21 [ 23 ] BOUNCE Calvin Harris featuring Kelis
22 [ 00 ] BLESSED Tom Hangs and Shermanology
23 [ 34 ] EYES WIDE OPEN Gotye
24 [ 35 ] LIED VON DEN VERGESSENEN Rosenstolz
25 [ 00 ] DR WANNA DO Caro Emerald
26 [ 00 ] YOU DON'T LOVE ME Caro Emerald
27 [ 29 ] BLOOD, TEARS AND GOLD Hurts
28 [ 30 ] HELLO Baseballs
29 [ 36 ] ALL AT ONCE Whitney Houston
30 [ 00 ] CHARLIE BROWN Coldplay

31 [ 00 ] RAPTURE Nadia Ali
32 [ 37 ] DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL Whitney Houston
33 [ 38 ] ONE MOMENT IN TIME Whitney Houston
34 [ 00 ] TIME Chase and Status featuring Delilah
35 [ 00 ] HIMMEL AUF Silbermond
36 [ 39 ] I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Whitney Houston
37 [ 40 ] I KNOW HIM SO WELL Whitney and Cissy Houston
38 [ 00 ] NEXT TO ME Emeli Sande
39 [ 00 ] FEEL SO CLOSE Calvin Harris
40 [ 00 ] DAYDREAM BELIEVER Monkees
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Number one thirteen years ago: THE BATTLE (MULL OF KINTYRE) Watergate
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Number one twenty-six years ago: SI TU ERES MI HOMBRE Jennifer Rush
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For an unprecedented eighth month in a row, my number one changes again. Since the first charts, at the end of the 1970’s, there have been more than twenty wholly or substantially instrumental number ones - but very few instances of one taking over from another. However, the 192nd and 193rd chart-toppers are a rare example of this, as Sandro Silva and Quintino’s “Epic” is replaced by Wiegel, Meirmans and Snitker with “Nova Zembla”. After just missing out on being my Chartbuster last month, the movie theme now rises eighty-six places to enter the top forty at number one. Two of the other five newcomers are also chart debuts - while Dev just sneaks in at 40 with “In The Dark”, Mayken Hoessen arrives at 15 with her reality-show cover version of “You And Your Sister”. In between, there’s a third hit in as many years for Tim Bergling - and this one, like the second, is credited to Avicii. That’s “Levels”, at 28. Ten places lower, there’s a seventh top forty entry for Armin Van Buuren and a third for Adam Young, with “Youtopia” - while Madonna gets her twenty-sixth chart entry at 35 with “Give Me All Your Luvin’”, which has performed somewhat variably in the charts of the world, and not very well at all in the UK! But her new album including it looks set to be the biggest-seller here this week.

A fourteen-place climb to number 24 makes Joe Goddard and Valentina this month’s Rapid Riser with “Gabriel” - and eleven other hits are on the way up. Those include one of the three tracks Lana Del Rey had in the top five in March - but, perhaps surprisingly, it’s “Blue Jeans” which ascends another place to a new peak of number three, and not last month’s highest new entry, “Born To Die”. That’s one of twenty-one tracks moving down this time - which also include Duck Sauce with “Big Bad Wolf”, the fastest faller as it takes an eleven-place dive to number 27, and the former Chartbuster by Sebastian Cruz and Miryel. “Chasing Dreams” could finally be about to drop out, sliding to number 36 in its fourteenth appearance - but it’s now the fifth most successful hit never to reach my top ten. All of this leaves just one non-mover in the top forty this month - and that’s “Cinema”, stuck at number 25 for Benny Benassi and Gary Go.

Davy Jones of the Monkees died a few weeks ago, at the age of 66 - and one of their most well-known songs, “Daydream Believer” is in the top forty breakers. Ten other rather more recent releases (although, in most cases, they are actually 2011 or 2010 recordings) could also be on the way to my top forty in the months ahead. As two Calvin Harris collaborations edge slowly upwards, a solo single from him joins the race - “Feel So Close”. Also ascending very slowly with “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”, Coldplay now double their chances of a fourth hit with “Charlie Brown”, the third breaker from their latest album “Mylo Xyloto”. But an album that has already generated six hits - all of them reaching the top twenty - could be about to produce two more. Caro Emerald enters the breakers not only with “Dr Wanna Do”, the seventh single from “Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor”, but also with another track from it, “You Don’t Love Me”. And, while most of the other new potential hits appear to be by acts impressing me for the first time - Chase and Status featuring Delilah.....Tom Hangs and Shermanology.....Emeli Sande.....and Silbermond - there’s an exception, as “Tom Hangs” is yet another pseudonym for the aforementioned Tim Bergling!

In the previous commentary, I alluded briefly to a “rule” of my chart, that there has to be a physical release (CD, or vinyl, or ideally both!) in order for any track to be eligible to be listed as a breaker. That has occasionally prevented worthy submissions from appearing at all - and it was looking increasingly as if something I heard almost exactly a year ago, in the Official Swiss Chart Show on DRS-3, would forever remain in that category. The young lady born as Priska Zemp was interviewed on that programme, when the digital release of her album “Hiding With The Wolves” entered the top ten in her homeland. However, the date of its physical release was put back.....and put back.....and put back. It finally came out this month - so the second highest new breaker is “Sarah”, by Heidi Happy. But the guaranteed top forty entry for May will be the eighth hit, out of eight breakers (including three previous Chartbusters) for a younger singer, now 27 - which, coincidentally, I also heard for the very first time on the Swiss chart show. She recently joined presenter Nik Thomi there for an interview which, although it mainly concentrated on her music and the success of her latest album, also strayed into strange other territories - such as the buying of condoms! And it concluded with her telling, on air, a truly filthy joke! I was quite shocked - not expecting to hear that sort of thing from her at all.....but her music remains as beautiful as ever. My Record of the Month for April 2012 is Katie Melua, “Better Than A Dream”.


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Postby Play » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:30 am

I've always loved your music taste... just wanted to say before these tragic things happen :cry: :( :cry:
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Postby Benny » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:46 am

Play wrote:I've always loved your music taste... just wanted to say before these tragic things happen :cry: :( :cry:
+1 :(

04 02 04 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye featuring Kimbra
06 05 02 BORN TO DIE Lana Del Rey ##
09 06 05 I FOLLOW RIVERS Lykke Li
10 11 05 AGAIN AND AGAIN Basto!
12 15 04 THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY Katy Perry
13 21 03 PARADISE Coldplay
14 13 07 TITANIUM David Guetta featuring Sia
18 14 06 WITHOUT YOU David Guetta featuring Usher
21 20 08 COLLIDE / FADE INTO DARKNESS / PENGUIN {Leona Lewis and) Avicii ##
23 18 07 THE OTHER WOMAN Caro Emerald
29 23 09 JAR OF HEARTS Christina Perri ##
35 ---- 01 GIVE ME ALL YOUR LUVIN' Madonna featuring M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj

I like all these; it's also nice to see the Monkees' classic among the top 40 breakers :D
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Postby Blondini » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:01 pm

Your #7 is horribly apt! :o Not bad track, either.
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Postby GoodBoyGoneBad » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:32 am

Nice increase for Marry The Night.
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Postby Tiger » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:04 pm

CZB wrote:04 02 04 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye featuring Kimbra
06 05 02 BORN TO DIE Lana Del Rey ##
08 03 05 VIDEO GAMES Lana Del Rey ##
10 11 05 AGAIN AND AGAIN Basto!

12 15 04 THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY Katy Perry
13 21 03 PARADISE Coldplay
14 13 07 TITANIUM David Guetta featuring Sia
16 19 05 LOVE LOVE Amy MacDonald
18 14 06 WITHOUT YOU David Guetta featuring Usher
19 28 03 MARRY THE NIGHT Lady GaGa
20 10 07 YOU AND I Lady GaGa

21 20 08 COLLIDE / FADE INTO DARKNESS / PENGUIN {Leona Lewis and) Avicii ##
28 ---- 01 LEVELS Avicii
29 23 09 JAR OF HEARTS Christina Perri ##

32 22 07 I WANNA GO Britney Spears
33 27 08 GET BACK (ASAP) Alexandra Stan
35 ---- 01 GIVE ME ALL YOUR LUVIN' Madonna featuring M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj
40 ---- 01 IN THE DARK Dev
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 00 ] BETTER THAN A DREAM Katie Melua [Chartbuster] ##
03 [ 05 ] GIVE ME EVERYTHING Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer
04 [ 06 ] PUMPED UP KICKS Foster the People
09 [ 13 ] WHAT A FEELING Alex Gaudino featuring Kelly Rowland
10 [ 11 ] EVERY TEARDROP IS A WATERFALL Coldplay

11 [ 12 ] PAPI Jennifer Lopez
13 [ 18 ] LOVE YOU LIKE A LOVE SONG Selena Gomez and the Scene
18 [ 24 ] GONNA GET OVER YOU Sara Bareilles

25 [ 00 ] DR WANNA DO Caro Emerald
30 [ 00 ] CHARLIE BROWN Coldplay

32 [ 37 ] DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL Whitney Houston
33 [ 38 ] ONE MOMENT IN TIME Whitney Houston
36 [ 39 ] I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Whitney Houston
37 [ 40 ] I KNOW HIM SO WELL Whitney and Cissy Houston
38 [ 00 ] NEXT TO ME Emeli Sande
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Brilliant to see both Dev and Avicii enter. They're both pretty good Dance songs which I like
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Postby CZB » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:00 pm




In this month's chart commentary, I wrote: “Chasing Dreams” could finally be about to drop out, sliding to number 36 in its fourteenth appearance - but it’s now the fifth most successful hit never to reach my top ten.
And that's a cue for an extra bonus feature this month - the first for quite a while, and a rare two-and-a-half-hour YouTube dip into the top end of my all-time chart. Well, somewhere near the top - as it's a countdown of the forty most successful hits that didn't reach the top ten!

Not surprisingly, most of these tracks got stuck at number eleven - some for several months! - and/or remained in the top twenty during particularly high-scoring periods, collecting as many points as some other chart-toppers.

Almost half were ex-Chartbusters, and almost all were hits somewhere in Europe - although not many did well in the UK! They are sung in several different languages (apart from three instrumentals, two of which are among four television theme tunes), including one that doesn't even exist.....


There are several longer-than-average tracks here, especially at the top end - where a few are ranked impressively highly in my all-time list. I have added a column to show all the current positions - although many will slide slightly downwards, of course, as ongoing successes gradually overtake them!

So, without further ado, here is the full list. And the number one - well inside my top hundred of all time - was a single originally recorded in German, and a major success in central Europe, which was later reworked in English by the same group, who shortened their name for other territories, Too easy to guess.....?








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- CZB'S TOP FORTY TRACKS THAT DIDN'T REACH THE TOP TEN -
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01 11 14 1987 02 059 KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE / SOLANG... (Munchener) Freiheit
02 11 12 1993 02 113 GAIA Valensia ##
03 11 20 1992 04 121 TELL ME A POEM Papermoon
04 11 15 2003 02 132 THE CLOSEST THING TO CRAZY Katie Melua ##
05 11 14 2010 02 133 CHASING DREAMS Sebastian Cruz featuring Miryel ##
06 11 18 1998 02 148 HOLD BACK THE RISING SUN / NEKA MI NE SVANE Danijela ##
07 11 18 1993 03 168 NOG EEN KANS ("Vrouwenvleugel") Vera Mann

08 11 11 1966 01 179 BEAN BAG ("It's a Knockout") Herb Alpert / Tijuana Brass ##
09 11 17 2002 03 196 LIGAYA Gouryella
10 11 13 2006 03 197 ROOD Marco Borsato ##
11 12 14 1980 07 282 IK LIG OP M'N KUSSEN STIL TE DROMEN Hepie en Hepie
12 11 13 2001 07 294 I'M IN HEAVEN (WHEN YOU KISS ME) ATC (A Touch Of Class) ##
13 11 13 2007 06 295 NEW SOUL Yael Naim ##
14 11 13 2008 08 330 O JULISSI NA JALINI Ishtar ##
15 11 10 1983 22 336 TURALURALURALU / TOORALOORALOORALOO Trio ##

16 15 22 2005 05 364 EVERYTIME WE TOUCH Cascada
17 11 11 1985 20 373 CHERI CHERI LADY Modern Talking
18 12 15 1996 07 388 VAMONOS (HEY CHICA ARE YOU READY?) Garcia
19 12 10 1982 16 399 "BROOKSIDE" THEME Dave Roylance and Steve Wright
20 11 09 1981 11 410 "MAGGIE" (SO FAR SO GOOD) B.A. Robertson
21 11 15 1997 06 423 NICOLE'S (SINGLE) PARTY Nicole ##
22 11 07 1995 10 424 NOSTALGIA Magazin and Lidija ##
23 11 06 1984 21 425 WHEN THE RAIN BEGINS TO FALL Jermaine Jackson / Pia Zadora
24 11 16 2001 14 441 DAM DUBI DAM (I MISS YOU) Millane Fernandez ##

25 13 12 2001 15 442 FROM SARAH WITH LOVE Sarah Connor ##
26 18 12 1989 17 443 Y'A PAS QUE LES GRANDS QUI REVENT Melody
27 11 15 2008 13 455 IT'S AMAZING Jem ##
28 11 11 2005 10 456 SHIVER Natalie Imbruglia ##
29 11 08 1986 27 465 BAILA BOLERO Fun Fun
30 11 08 1986 28 466 KEINE STERNE IN ATHEN / I DON'T GO TO U.S.A. Stephan Remmler
31 13 17 1981 13 467 JAPANESE BOY Aneka
32 11 11 2003 12 479 I CAN'T LET YOU GO Ian Van Dahl

33 14 09 1986 29 480 WHY WORRY? Nana Mouskouri
34 11 07 1985 25 496 AFTER ALL THESE YEARS Foster and Allen
35 20 16 2002 13 497 HEAVEN ABOVE Future Breeze
36 12 14 2006 18 529 FOREVER FRIENDS Fred Baker
37 13 09 1991 17 530 WORLD IN UNION Kiri Te Kanawa
38 13 08 1986 32 531 GRACE Jim McCann
39 14 16 2006 19 532 LARGER THAN LIFE Regi, Wout and Caren Meynen
40 11 10 2000 21 554 SHE'S GOT THAT LIGHT Orange Blue ##

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Postby Benny » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:13 pm

04 11 15 2003 02 132 THE CLOSEST THING TO CRAZY Katie Melua ##
12 11 13 2001 07 294 I'M IN HEAVEN (WHEN YOU KISS ME) ATC (A Touch Of Class) ##
13 11 13 2007 06 295 NEW SOUL Yael Naim ##
16 15 22 2005 05 364 EVERYTIME WE TOUCH Cascada
23 11 06 1984 21 425 WHEN THE RAIN BEGINS TO FALL Jermaine Jackson / Pia Zadora
25 13 12 2001 15 442 FROM SARAH WITH LOVE Sarah Connor ##
28 11 11 2005 10 456 SHIVER Natalie Imbruglia ##
31 13 17 1981 13 467 JAPANESE BOY Aneka
40 11 10 2000 21 554 SHE'S GOT THAT LIGHT Orange Blue ##

I like all these, especially "When The Rain Begins To Fall" and "She's Got That Light" :D
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Postby Tiger » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:39 pm

CZB wrote:04 11 15 2003 02 132 THE CLOSEST THING TO CRAZY Katie Melua ##

13 11 13 2007 06 295 NEW SOUL Yael Naim ##

16 15 22 2005 05 364 EVERYTIME WE TOUCH Cascada

25 13 12 2001 15 442 FROM SARAH WITH LOVE Sarah Connor ##
27 11 15 2008 13 455 IT'S AMAZING Jem ##
28 11 11 2005 10 456 SHIVER Natalie Imbruglia ##
31 13 17 1981 13 467 JAPANESE BOY Aneka
Woo for all those
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Postby CZB » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:00 pm

Next - another trip back to an individual five-year period from the past.....
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In this month's chart commentary, I wrote:Since the first charts, at the end of the 1970’s, there have been.....
And that's the five-year period to be covered this time - and probably the most end-loaded of them all. As I only began listening to pop music in early 1978, and prepared my first monthly chart in the summer of 1979, the vast majority of my top hundred of 1975-1979 come from those latter two years. Only a small number of hits of earlier years reached the upper end of my chart in later ones - typically when reissued, or unexpectedly discovered in record shops, or when I checked out a previous release of a song someone else had covered. Indeed, there are just nine tracks here from 1975, seven from 1976 and twelve from 1977 - with the remaining seventy-two from 1978 and 1979! Five of the top hundred are too obscure to be available on YouTube - but all the rest are there, and, as there are a few abnormally long tracks among them (numbers 3, 34, 42 and 46 especially), fitted snugly into six hours today, as I revisited the distant past. Back then, I was at school - and hearing for the first time the singles, mostly long-running Irish successes, that would become my numbers 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of all time! And now, along with all the other highlights (and maybe quite a few oddities that almost nobody will have heard of anywhere except in this thread!) of the second half of the 1970s, here they are.....









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01 01 33 1979 01 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN Brendan Shine
02 01 33 1976 01 DO IT DO IT AGAIN/A FAR L'AMORE COMINCIA Raffaella Carra ##
03 01 42 1979 02 THE GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE The Fureys and Davey Arthur
04 01 18 1979 03 A BUNCH OF THYME Foster and Allen ##
05 01 33 1977 01 ONE DAY AT A TIME Gloria ##
06 01 09 1978 01 RED IS THE ROSE Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy ##
07 03 17 1979 04 OLIVER'S ARMY Elvis Costello and the Attractions
08 02 15 1979 05 DAY TRIP TO BANGOR Fiddlers' Dram ##
09 03 14 1979 06 FEELS LIKE I'M IN LOVE Kelly Marie
10 04 14 1979 07 IF I SAID YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL BODY Bellamy Brothers ##
11 01 12 1979 08 ON THE INSIDE Lynne Hamilton ##
12 03 15 1977 02 MERRY WE WILL BE / LA PULCE D'AQUA Angelo Branduardi
13 04 19 1978 02 MARY'S BOY CHILD / OH MY LORD Boney M
14 09 17 1979 09 HALLELUJAH Gali Atari and Milk and Honey
15 04 10 1977 03 YES SIR, I CAN BOOGIE Baccara

16 04 09 1979 10 (THE BALLAD OF) LUCY JORDAN Marianne Faithfull
17 09 11 1975 01 'T KLEINE CAFE AAN DE HAVEN Vader Abraham
18 02 08 1978 03 THE YOUNG DOCTORS Executives ##
19 04 07 1978 04 FOLLOW ME Amanda Lear
20 06 10 1978 05 SCOT'S MACHINE Voyage
21 07 14 1977 04 CAPTAIN BEAKY Keith Michell ##
22 02 12 1978 06 YOU NEEDED ME Anne Murray
23 05 11 1978 07 SAY WHEN Lene Lovich
24 08 14 1979 11 COWARD OF THE COUNTY Kenny Rogers
25 02 07 1975 02 INTERMEZZO NO. 1 Abba
26 05 08 1977 05 ALLY'S TARTAN ARMY Andy Cameron ##
27 02 09 1978 08 AND THE BIRDS WERE SINGING Sweet People
28 06 12 1979 12 BANG BANG B.A. Robertson ##
29 04 06 1978 09 I'LL PUT YOU TOGETHER AGAIN Hot Chocolate
30 03 07 1978 10 MIRRORS Sally Oldfield
31 07 08 1979 13 UP THE JUNCTION Squeeze

32 05 07 1979 14 HER FATHER DIDN'T LIKE ME ANYWAY Jim McCann ##
33 07 06 1977 06 MATCHSTALK MEN AND MATCHSTALK CATS AND DOGS Brian and Michael ##
34 09 08 1975 03 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Queen
35 01 06 1979 15 OOH YES I DO Luv' ##
36 06 08 1978 11 SUMMER NIGHTS John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
37 05 07 1977 07 SORRY I'M A LADY Baccara
38 06 07 1979 16 SUN OF JAMAICA Goombay Dance Band
39 07 06 1979 17 (NEVER LISTEN TO A) BOUZOUKI PLAYER Babe
40 05 07 1979 18 LUTON AIRPORT Cats UK
41 11 09 1978 12 BROWN GIRL IN THE RING Boney M
42 05 06 1975 04 TO THE UNKNOWN MAN Vangelis
43 06 09 1979 19 THE PRINCE Madness
44 05 09 1978 13 CLOG DANCE Violinski
45 03 06 1976 02 ERNIE (THE FASTEST MILKMAN IN THE WEST) Benny Hill
46 12 08 1978 14 THE IRISH MEDLEY Ronnie Barker

47 08 09 1979 20 LEAVING NANCY The Fureys and Davey Arthur
48 13 09 1978 15 RASPUTIN Boney M
49 05 06 1979 21 HOT LOVE Kelly Marie
50 03 08 1979 22 PADRAIG PEARSE Wolfe Tones
51 06 07 1978 16 PAINTER MAN Boney M
52 09 07 1975 05 GOLDEN YEARS David Bowie
53 23 07 1978 17 EQUINOXE V Jean-Michel Jarre
54 13 06 1978 18 MACHO MAN Village People
55 08 05 1978 19 AUTOMATIC LOVER Dee D. Jackson
56 07 06 1978 20 MORNING GLORY Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy
57 11 06 1978 21 JILTED JOHN Jilted John
58 08 06 1975 06 FERNANDO Abba
59 18 08 1979 23 VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR Buggles
60 12 08 1978 22 LICK A SMURP FOR CHRISTMAS Father Abraphart and the Smurps
61 12 06 1978 23 RIVERS OF BABYLON Boney M
62 16 10 1976 03 MON AMOUR BZN

63 27 08 1979 24 IN THE NAVY Village People
64 10 05 1977 08 WUTHERING HEIGHTS Kate Bush ##
65 07 06 1979 25 HOORAY HOORAY IT'S A HOLI-HOLIDAY Boney M
66 21 05 1979 26 I FOUGHT THE LAW Clash
67 10 09 1979 27 NIGHT BOAT TO CAIRO Madness
68 22 07 1978 24 PARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS Baccara
69 23 06 1979 28 LOVE THEME FROM "PRISONER CELL BLOCK H" William Motzing
70 14 04 1979 29 THEY DON'T KNOW Kirsty MacColl
71 28 06 1978 25 Y.M.C.A. Village People
72 10 05 1978 26 WHO DO YOU WANNA BE Luv'
73 10 07 1978 27 ROMANZA John Williams
74 09 04 1976 04 ZORBA'S DANCE Marcello Minerbi ##
75 11 08 1979 30 THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA Charlie Daniels Band
76 20 06 1977 09 'T SMURFENLIED / THE SMURF SONG Father Abraham
77 31 07 1978 28 CHIQUITITA Abba
78 07 08 1979 31 VIVA IL PAPA Caitriona Walsh
79 15 04 1975 07 ARE YOU BEING SERVED SIR? John Inman
80 08 04 1978 29 A TASTE OF AGGRO Barron Knights
81 07 06 1979 32 SUMMER TIME BLUES Daddy Cool and the Lollipops ##
82 27 08 1977 10 LOVE IS IN THE AIR John Paul Young

83 10 07 1978 30 FLOWERS ARE RED Harry Chapin
84 06 06 1976 05 TEDDY BEAR Red Sovine
85 26 04 1978 31 A BUNCH OF VIOLETS BLUE Brendan Shine
86 18 06 1978 32 CAR 67 Driver 67
87 23 05 1976 06 LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE Smokie
88 21 05 1976 07 SAVE ME Clodagh Rodgers
89 17 06 1979 33 THE SPARROW Ramblers ##
90 19 04 1977 11 THE CLOWN BZN
91 24 05 1978 33 ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL Johnny Pearson
92 10 04 1979 34 HAPPY MAN Cathal Dunne
93 17 04 1979 35 I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS Boomtown Rats ##
94 22 04 1975 08 I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT Rod Stewart
95 11 06 1979 36 A MERRY JINGLE Greedies ##
96 20 04 1978 34 CALIFORNIA Raffaella Carra
97 13 05 1979 37 LADY LYNDA Beach Boys
98 19 03 1977 12 TANZE SAMBA MIT MIR Tony Holiday
99 13 07 1979 38 SHE'S IN LOVE WITH YOU Suzi Quatro
100 18 04 1975 09 DO THE SWIM Little Nell
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Postby Tiger » Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:59 am

Woo for err Village People :oops:
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Postby GoodBoyGoneBad » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:48 pm

Wuthering Heights is a magic song!
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Postby Benny » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:05 pm

02 01 33 1976 01 DO IT DO IT AGAIN/A FAR L'AMORE COMINCIA Raffaella Carra ##
09 03 14 1979 06 FEELS LIKE I'M IN LOVE Kelly Marie
10 04 14 1979 07 IF I SAID YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL BODY Bellamy Brothers ##

22 02 12 1978 06 YOU NEEDED ME Anne Murray
25 02 07 1975 02 INTERMEZZO NO. 1 Abba
34 09 08 1975 03 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Queen
36 06 08 1978 11 SUMMER NIGHTS John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

41 11 09 1978 12 BROWN GIRL IN THE RING Boney M
48 13 09 1978 15 RASPUTIN Boney M
51 06 07 1978 16 PAINTER MAN Boney M
54 13 06 1978 18 MACHO MAN Village People
58 08 06 1975 06 FERNANDO Abba
59 18 08 1979 23 VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR Buggles
61 12 06 1978 23 RIVERS OF BABYLON Boney M
63 27 08 1979 24 IN THE NAVY Village People
64 10 05 1977 08 WUTHERING HEIGHTS Kate Bush ##

65 07 06 1979 25 HOORAY HOORAY IT'S A HOLI-HOLIDAY Boney M
71 28 06 1978 25 Y.M.C.A. Village People
77 31 07 1978 28 CHIQUITITA Abba
82 27 08 1977 10 LOVE IS IN THE AIR John Paul Young
87 23 05 1976 06 LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE Smokie
93 17 04 1979 35 I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS Boomtown Rats ##

99 13 07 1979 38 SHE'S IN LOVE WITH YOU Suzi Quatro

"Intermezzo No.1" is an interesting choice for Abba, never saw it in any personal chart before. I like it as well, how did you discover it?

"Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Wuthering Heights" are two of the most epic songs ever. :D
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Postby toni_pest » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:14 pm

13 04 19 1978 02 MARY'S BOY CHILD / OH MY LORD Boney M
36 06 08 1978 11 SUMMER NIGHTS John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
48 13 09 1978 15 RASPUTIN Boney M
54 13 06 1978 18 MACHO MAN Village People
58 08 06 1975 06 FERNANDO Abba
59 18 08 1979 23 VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR Buggles
61 12 06 1978 23 RIVERS OF BABYLON Boney M
77 31 07 1978 28 CHIQUITITA Abba
82 27 08 1977 10 LOVE IS IN THE AIR John Paul Young
87 23 05 1976 06 LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE Smokie

These are great, especially Smokie and Rasputin. :D
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Postby CZB » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:57 pm

Benny wrote:25 02 07 1975 02 INTERMEZZO NO. 1 Abba

"Intermezzo No.1" is an interesting choice for Abba, never saw it in any personal chart before. I like it as well, how did you discover it?
This is actually one on which I really can give "chapter and verse".....

I first heard this track, week after week after week, in 1983 - without any idea of what it was, who it was by, or even how many years earlier it had been recorded! Back then, the BBC Radio One chart show had one of its worst presenters - the now deceased Tommy Vance, who typically played about thirty of the UK top forty between 5.00 and 7.00 on Sundays.

However, I discovered that my local commercial radio station, Metro Radio, were doing a three-hour chart show based on the official top 100. I'm not sure if it was from 3.00 to 6.00, or from 4.00 to 7.00, but there was definitely some overlap - so while listening to one, I'd record the other to listen to later. I'm almost (but not quite) certain that the presenter was Giles Squire.....who, a few years later, would have an hour-long chart-based programme on the same station, Mondays to Fridays at 4.00. From memory, Monday was the UK albums chart, Tuesday was the UK singles chart, Wednesday was the American singles chart, Friday was a local Tyneside chart, and Thursday was the one never to be missed - the Europarade!

Anyway, the three-hour top 100 programme always featured two new entries from between 100 and 76, then eight new entries and/or climbers from 75 to 31, then the top thirty in full. And it used this wonderful instrumental as its theme tune - part of it would be played at the beginning of each hour, and the last ninety seconds were used as the backing for a (very quick!) read-through recap of the top thirty, just ahead of the number one.

It wasn't until early in 1994 that I saw a television broadcast of the music-documentary-movie "Abba - The Movie", in which the track was featured, and first realised that it was by that group (well, two of them at least.....). I was finally able to identify the title, and to ask a contact in Europe to find me a copy on 7" single. As you probably know, it was the B-side of "Mamma Mia" in some countries (but not in the UK).

When that arrived, it was my second highest new breaker in March 1994.....narrowly losing out to Nilsson's Without You" as that month's Chartbuster! Then it had a seven-month run in my top forty (06 02 02 02 05 07 29), only prevented from reaching number one by Ace of Base "The Sign" and the Croatian Eurovision entry by Put - becoming, by quite a margin, my favourite Abba track of all time!
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Postby Benny » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:20 pm

CZB wrote:Anyway, the three-hour top 100 programme always featured two new entries from between 100 and 76, then eight new entries and/or climbers from 75 to 31, then the top thirty in full. And it used this wonderful instrumental as its theme tune
Interesting, I didn't know that it was used as a theme to a radio show! It's really a great track :D
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As I'm going to be busy with work tomorrow afternoon (and, I suspect, well into the evening), I'm posting my new charts a day earlier than usual - and can only apologize that there's somewhat less movement at the top ends than in most months! I've explained this to some extent in the commentary - into which I only just remembered to shoe-horn a reference to another five-year period to hopefully be featured in a couple of weeks' time.....







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CZB'S TOP FORTY ------------------- Month 393 -------------------- MAY 2012
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01 01 02 NOVA ZEMBLA Wiegel Meirmans Snitker
02 02 04 EPIC Sandro Silva and Quintino ##
03 03 05 BLUE JEANS Lana Del Rey
04 04 05 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye featuring Kimbra
05 07 04 THE WORLD IS GONNA END TONIGHT School Is Cool
06 05 04 HEARTBROKEN Hooverphonic
07 06 03 BORN TO DIE Lana Del Rey ##
08 08 06 VIDEO GAMES Lana Del Rey ##
09 09 06 I FOLLOW RIVERS Lykke Li
10 10 06 AGAIN AND AGAIN Basto!

11 11 05 BEFORE Barbara Dex ##
12 12 05 THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY Katy Perry
13 28 02 LEVELS Avicii [Rapid Riser]
14 16 06 LOVE LOVE Amy MacDonald
15 13 04 PARADISE Coldplay
16 19 04 MARRY THE NIGHT Lady GaGa
17 ---- 01 WILD ONES Flo Rida featuring Sia [Highest New Entry]
18 14 08 TITANIUM David Guetta featuring Sia
19 17 06 JUST SO Agnes Obel
20 18 07 WITHOUT YOU David Guetta featuring Usher

21 35 02 GIVE ME ALL YOUR LUVIN' Madonna featuring M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj
22 ---- 01 BLESSED Tom Hangs and Shermanology
23 24 03 GABRIEL Joe Goddard featuring Valentina
24 ---- 01 BETTER THAN A DREAM Katie Melua ##
25 26 03 BIG IN JAPAN Martin Solveig and Dragonette
26 38 02 YOUTOPIA Armin Van Buuren featuring Adam Young
27 21 09 COLLIDE / FADE INTO DARKNESS / PENGUIN {Leona Lewis and) Avicii ##
28 ---- 01 YOU DON'T LOVE ME Caro Emerald
29 23 08 THE OTHER WOMAN Caro Emerald
30 25 07 CINEMA Benny Benassi featuring Gary Go

31 ---- 01 SARAH Heidi Happy
32 40 02 IN THE DARK Dev
33 31 03 LOVE KILLS Robyn
34 20 08 YOU AND I Lady GaGa
35 34 12 SYNRISE Goose
36 ---- 01 DR WANNA DO Caro Emerald
37 15 02 YOU AND YOUR SISTER Mayken Hoessen [Fastest Faller] ##
38 22 08 PLAGE Crystal Fighters
39 37 14 THE NIGHT BEFORE Hooverphonic [Longest Laster]
40 39 13 ANGER NEVER DIES Hooverphonic
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TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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01 [ 00 ] YOU AND ME Joan Franka [Chartbuster] ##
02 [ 02 ] FRIDAY Rebecca Black
03 [ 03 ] GIVE ME EVERYTHING Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer
04 [ 04 ] PUMPED UP KICKS Foster the People
05 [ 05 ] ONE TWO THREE Hooverphonic
06 [ 06 ] YODEL IN THE CANYON OF LOVE Do Re Mi featuring Kerry
07 [ 07 ] WE FOUND LOVE Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
08 [ 08 ] WORDS Goose
09 [ 09 ] WHAT A FEELING Alex Gaudino featuring Kelly Rowland
10 [ 10 ] EVERY TEARDROP IS A WATERFALL Coldplay

11 [ 11 ] PAPI Jennifer Lopez
12 [ 12 ] JE VEUX Zaz
13 [ 13 ] LOVE YOU LIKE A LOVE SONG Selena Gomez and the Scene
14 [ 14 ] SHAKE Little Boots
15 [ 15 ] ROCK WITH YOU Bob Sinclar featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor
16 [ 16 ] LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS Moby
17 [ 19 ] COLOURS Emma Hewitt
18 [ 18 ] GONNA GET OVER YOU Sara Bareilles
19 [ 23 ] EYES WIDE OPEN Gotye
20 [ 21 ] BOUNCE Calvin Harris featuring Kelis

21 [ 24 ] LIED VON DEN VERGESSENEN Rosenstolz
22 [ 30 ] CHARLIE BROWN Coldplay
23 [ 00 ] WE ARE YOUNG Fun featuring Janelle Monae
24 [ 27 ] BLOOD, TEARS AND GOLD Hurts
25 [ 00 ] GIRL GONE WILD Madonna
26 [ 38 ] NEXT TO ME Emeli Sande
27 [ 31 ] RAPTURE Nadia Ali
28 [ 00 ] DU UND ICH Colina
29 [ 29 ] ALL AT ONCE Whitney Houston
30 [ 34 ] TIME Chase and Status featuring Delilah

31 [ 35 ] HIMMEL AUF Silbermond
32 [ 32 ] DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL Whitney Houston
33 [ 33 ] ONE MOMENT IN TIME Whitney Houston
34 [ 39 ] FEEL SO CLOSE Calvin Harris
35 [ 00 ] THE BIT THAT I DON'T GET Katie Melua
36 [ 36 ] DANCE AGAIN Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
37 [ 00 ] RESURRECTION Michael Calfan
38 [ 00 ] DRIVE BY Train
39 [ 00 ] I FOLLOW RIVERS Triggerfinger
40 [ 40 ] DAYDREAM BELIEVER Monkees
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Number one fifteen years ago: OFFSHORE Chicane
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Number one thirty years ago: A BUNCH OF THYME Foster and Allen
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This is a month of very little change at the top end of my top forty - there are nine non-movers this time, all of them in the top twelve, and that means a second month on top for Wiegel, Meirmans and Snitker with “Nova Zembla”. They’re the first act to manage that since Goose last August - and “Synrise” is still around after a full year in the chart, down one place to 35. But among fifteen other fallers are two extended stayers by another Belgian act, Hooverphonic. Their former number one “Anger Never Dies” is down one place to number 40 in its thirteenth month, while just above it is “The Night Before”, making its fourteenth appearance and now becoming the longest laster. The fastest faller is a much more recent arrival - a new entry last time at 15, former Chartbuster “You And Your Sister” dives twenty-two places to 37 for Mayken Hoessen, a participant from the recent Belgian edition of the singing contest “The Voice”. A variation of this programme, but apparently with a more significant emphasis on contestants’ ability to shout, has since reached the UK!

Last month’s Chartbuster, by the beautiful singer and filthy joke-teller Katie Melua, is the second strongest of six new entries.“Better Than A Dream” debuts at number 22 - but five places higher is the first hit for Flo Rida and the second for Sia, “Wild Ones”. It’s one place above her first success, the former number one “Titanium”. However, Caro Emerald can go one better - not for the first time, three tracks from her album “Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor” are in my top forty simultaneously. Joining “The Other Woman” are two new entries - “You Don’t Love Me” and “Dr Wanna Do”, at 28 and 36 respectively. Almost half way between them, Switzerland are now represented with the first appearance of Heidi Happy, and “Sarah” at 31. Although the other newcomer this month, “Blesssed”, might also look like a chart debut, Tom Hangs and Shermanology is yet another alias of Tim Bergling, still in my top forty as Avicii with the former number one “Penguin” plus its two vocal variants, and racing up fifteen places to number 13 with “Levels”. That’s the Rapid Riser this time, narrowly beating one of eight other climbers - Madonna’s “Give Me All Your Luvin’”, up fourteen notches at 21.

Although she has been having hits for many years now - indeed, since the second half of the 1980s - the last time Madonna had the Chartbuster was almost a decade ago, in arguably my strangest top forty breakers ever. As no downward movement is permitted there, and the top slot is always reserved for the highest newcomer inside the top 100, there can be occasions in which it can’t accurately reflect tracks moving upwards at speed, because all the positions above them are already taken by (slower) climbers. So, when “Love Profusion” was one of only two new breakers, it was at number one and the other was at number forty, surrounding thirty-eight non-movers! Something similar has happened at the top end of the breakers this month - Emma Hewitt’s “Colours” can’t be listed any higher than number 17, even though it is closer to the top forty than any of the top sixteen potential hits - all still moving upwards at varying speeds, but mainly at a snail’s pace. So that probably stands a very good chance of entering my top forty next month, along with the nine brand new breakers. Those include yet another new Madonna track - “Girl Gone Wild”, the second single from her latest album, “MDNA” - and a second track from Katie Melua’s new album “Secret Symphony”, “The Bit That I Don’t Get”. That could soon join the first in my top forty - while Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull may go on to repeat their success of last year with “Dance Again”.

The other six new breakers are all by acts still looking for a first hit - and only Train have previously impressed me (just slightly!) with “Hey, Soul Sister”. “Drive By” is their latest single. Meanwhile, Triggerfinger have recorded a cover version of the Lykke Li hit “I Follow Rivers” which has proved about equally massively popular in some territories, and which could also be on the way to my top forty - along with new dance tracks from Michael Calfan and Colina. Fun featuring Janelle Monae have already topped the US charts for six weeks with “We Are Young”, and are well on the way towards conquering other parts of the world too - they have the second most impressive new breaker of the month. But the guaranteed new entry in June’s top forty is far from a guaranteed success at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Standing out as only a slight jewel in a sludge of mediocrity (at least based on my first couple of listens to all of this year’s several dozen entries), is a submission whose visual realisation could barely be more at odds with the way it sounds - and I do wish that it was performed by a better singer, or at least one who didn’t seem either to be trying to imitate the vocal style of former winner Lena Meyer-Landrut, or to be enunciating as if her mouth was permanently at least half-full of sand. However, it’s from a country (and certainly not the first) whose contenders were drawn only from a pool of reality-show participants - and it’s still the best offering this time. So, representing the Netherlands, my Record of the Month for May 2012 is Joan Franka, with “You And Me”.




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Postby GoodBoyGoneBad » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:27 am

Good increases for Marry The Night and Give Me All Your Luvin'.
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