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    by » Fri June 7th, 2019, 21:17

    I like all these:

    03 02 06 SWEET BUT PSYCHO Ava Max ##
    06 05 06 BABY Clean Bandit with Marina and Luis Fonsi
    09 31 02 HIGH HOPES Panic! At The Disco [Rapid Riser]
    19 16 07 HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU Olivia Newton-John
    25 19 08 FLUGZEUGE IM BAUCH Oli P [Fastest Faller]

    TOP 40 BREAKERS:

    06 [ 07 ] INTERMEZZO No. 1 Abba
    10 [ 10 ] MAGIC FLY Space
    17 [ 21 ] UNSPEAKABLE Ace of Base
    24 [ 36 ] DOVE (I'LL BE LOVING YOU) Moony
    34 [ 37 ] THE LAST GOODBYE Atomic Kitten

    'High Hopes' has grown on me a lot over the last few months, it's really good!

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    by » Sat June 8th, 2019, 20:00

    Thanks, Benny and JSparksFan - you agree on some of the highlights of this month's chart!

    I took a while to get to like "High Hopes" too - I'm now hearing almost as much of the follow-up,
    "Hey Look Ma, I Made It", but I'm not really finding that at all impressive.







    For this month's first retro chart, it's back to a month in which there were twelve new entries - something
    that I don't think has happened in the current century! But it happened occasionally in the earliest years
    of my chart - especially when I finally managed to obtain singles or albums including them that had long
    eluded me. Thirty-six years ago, when I was eighteen years old, and coming to the end of my first year
    at university, it's clear from this chart that I had just found an LP containing two singles from a duo that
    I had heard in the Irish charts four years earlier. Indeed, I can remember which record shop that was in -
    and, even more miraculously, it is still there today.....






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    CZB'S CHART ----------------------- Month 47 ---------------------- JUNE 1983
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    01 ---- 01 RED IS THE ROSE Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy [Strongest Starter] ##
    02 02 04 JUST AN ILLUSION BZN
    03 07 03 WE ARE DETECTIVE The Thompson Twins
    04 05 04 WAVES Blancmange
    05 01 04 APRES TOI / COME WHAT MAY Vicky Leandros
    06 ---- 01 FOUR SCORE Airwave Orchestra
    07 13 02 HOCUS POCUS Vanessa ##
    08 24 02 THE LAST FILM Kissing the Pink [Rapid Riser]
    09 09 06 WORDS F.R. David
    10 03 06 PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ Taco

    11 06 07 A SONG OF LOVE Nicole
    12 04 06 ANNA (LET ME IN, LET ME OUT) Trio
    13 10 03 SING ME A SONG Bernadette
    14 11 03 DO-RE-MI Jahn Teigan and Anita Skorgan
    15 18 03 LOVE ISN'T LOVE Carola
    16 ---- 01 MORNING GLORY Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy
    17 15 10 THIOS CHOIS NA TRA DOMH Clannad
    18 14 05 MAGGIE Foster and Allen ##
    19 19 02 MAGGIE De Danann
    20 25 02 (FAREWELL) NOW IS THE HOUR The Fureys and Davey Arthur

    21 16 04 MIDNIGHT BLUE Midnight Blue featuring Louise Tucker
    22 08 04 DAME UN BESO Raffaella Carra ##
    23 12 03 BREAKAWAY Tracey Ullman
    24 21 17 A BUNCH OF THYME Foster and Allen ##
    25 33 11 THE STAR SPANGLED MOLLY (MY IRISH MOLLY-O) De Danann
    26 32 05 LOVERS OF A KIND Pussycat
    27 17 03 MIDNIGHT BLUE Piet Knarren ##
    28 23 03 AMICALEMENT VOTRE Lio
    29 ---- 01 MANUEL GOODBYE Audrey Landers
    30 20 11 IT'S GONNA BE A LONG NIGHT The Kids From "Fame" featuring Lori Singer

    31 26 33 ONE DAY AT A TIME Gloria [Longest Laster] ##
    32 41 02 JULIET Robin Gibb
    33 ---- 01 THE HEAT IS ON Agnetha Faltskog
    34 37 02 LIMERICK YOU'RE A LADY Dennis Allen
    35 36 02 PAL OF MY CRADLE DAYS Gloria
    36 ---- 01 DE VISSERS VAN SAN JUAN Frank en Mirella
    37 ---- 01 MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
    38 ---- 01 STARS ON 45 PROUDLY PRESENTS THE STAR SISTERS Stars On 45
    39 ---- 01 TAKE THAT SITUATION Nick Heyward
    40 ---- 01 NUR GETRAUMT / JUST A DREAM Nena

    41 40 10 OLD FLAMES Foster and Allen
    42 ---- 01 FERNANDO Abba
    43 Re 02 UP THE JUNCTION Squeeze
    44 38 08 UPSIDE DOWN Vanessa ##
    45 49 02 CHEEK TO CHEEK (HEAVEN) Taco
    46 43 02 SI BELLE ET INUTILE Lio
    47 22 04 ICH HAB' DICH DOCH LIEB Nicole and Trio [Fastest Faller]
    48 ---- 01 PLANXTY MAGUIRE Bards
    49 39 13 WHEN YOU WERE SWEET SIXTEEN The Fureys and Davey Arthur
    50 31 07 A WINTER'S TALE David Essex
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    Twelve up, three non-movers, twenty-two down, one re-entry, twelve new entries - total 273
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    by » Sun June 9th, 2019, 08:49

    09 09 06 WORDS F.R. David
    10 03 06 PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ Taco
    32 41 02 JULIET Robin Gibb
    33 ---- 01 THE HEAT IS ON Agnetha Faltskog
    37 ---- 01 MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
    42 ---- 01 FERNANDO Abba

    All these are great!

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    by » Sun June 23rd, 2019, 23:25

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny View Post
    All these are great!
    Thanks, Benny - I had discovered the first three in my earliest months of listening to the Europarade, and
    felt that they all stood a good chance of belatedly charting in the UK when "Top Of The Pops" did a feature
    on that chart and played clips from them. But, as we know, only "Words" turned into a major success here
    while "Juliet" and "Puttin' On The Ritz" both fell short of the top 75.....








    Now, this month's second retro chart - from when I was twenty-five years old, and was notified of the last
    promotion I would ever receive at work! But I was still keeping in touch with the charts of several European
    countries, and obtaining quite a few continental singles that were doing well there at the time. plus others
    that had previously eluded me. There had also been some very good entries in the Eurovision Song Contest
    from that year, twenty-nine years ago. This was the music I was enjoying in June 1990:








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    CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 130 ---------------------------------- JUNE 1990
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    01 01 04 LITTLE SISTER LEAVING TOWN Tanita Tikaram
    02 02 04 JUST FOR YOU Vicky Brown
    03 06 02 BANDIDO Azucar Moreno ##
    04 04 04 YES SIR, I CAN BOOGIE Baccara
    05 21 02 A SONG GOES OUT AROUND THE WORLD Egon Egemann
    06 11 03 DON'T COME THE COWBOY WITH ME, SONNY JIM! Kirsty MacColl
    07 10 08 LAZY BUMS/BUMPER'S SONG (SHIR HABATLANIM) Lazy Bums
    08 12 04 MIXED UP CLASSICS Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    09 05 04 INFINITY (1990'S TIME FOR THE GURU) Guru Josh
    10 14 02 WHAT'S A WOMAN? Vaya Con Dios

    11 13 03 BEAN BAG Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass ##
    12 03 04 BIRDHOUSE IN YOUR SOUL They Might Be Giants ##
    13 07 05 MIRRORS Sally Oldfield
    14 08 04 NUTCRACKER Berdien Stenberg
    15 09 05 UN ESTATE ITALIANA Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini
    16 36 02 BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW Kylie Minogue [Rapid Riser]
    17 31 02 MELODIE D'AMOUR Kaoma
    18 15 05 JILTED JOHN Jilted John
    19 22 04 BLUE SAVANNAH Erasure
    20 16 06 ADIEU SWEET BAHNHOF Nits

    21 23 03 Y'A PAS QUE LES GRANDS QUI REVENT Melody
    22 ---- 01 HIJO DE LA LUNA Mecano [Strongest Starter] ##
    23 17 05 NOTHING EVER HAPPENS Del Amitri ##
    24 18 05 NOTHING COMPARES 2 U Sinead O'Connor
    25 19 06 I'LL SAIL THIS SHIP ALONE Beautiful South
    26 20 07 DEAR JESSIE Madonna
    27 26 07 THE TWO OF US Earth and Fire
    28 40 02 SOMEWHERE IN EUROPE Liam Reilly
    29 ---- 01 NACHT VOLL SCHATTEN Juliane Werding
    30 50 02 HELP ME - BZN [Rapid Riser]

    31 42 02 TAUSEND MAL DU Munchener Freiheit
    32 44 02 STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER Candy Flip
    33 33 08 MERRY WE WILL BE / LA PULCE D'AQUA Angelo Branduardi
    34 34 03 IK ZIE 'N PILS De Havenzangers
    35 35 05 WE ALMOST GOT IT TOGETHER Tanita Tikaram
    36 25 09 VERLORENES PARADIES / VERLOREN ZIJN WE NIET Vicky Leandros
    37 28 09 JOHNNY (NUR NOCH EINEN TAG) Nicole
    38 30 08 I CAN'T GET NO EDELWEISS Edelweiss ##
    39 Re 08 A L'EST DE L'EDEN/VER VAN HET LEVEN Vicky Leandros
    40 ---- 01 KINGSTON TOWN UB40

    41 47 02 DING DONG Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung
    42 29 12 JE T'AIME (MOI NON PLUS) Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg [Longest Laster]
    43 43 03 HITCHIN' A RIDE Sinitta
    44 Re 02 'T SMURFENLIED/THE SMURF SONG Father Abraham
    45 Re 10 LE LEGIONNAIRE - BZN
    46 27 06 ELENI Tol and Tol ##
    47 24 05 LILY WAS HERE David A. Stewart featuring Candy Dulfer [Fastest Faller]
    48 ---- 01 KISSING GATE Sam Brown
    49 41 04 WEST END GIRLS Pet Shop Boys
    50 ---- 01 INSIEME 1992 Toto Cutugno
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    Sixteen up, seven equal, nineteen down, three re-entries, five new entries - total to date 960
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    by » Wed June 26th, 2019, 19:15

    09 05 04 INFINITY (1990'S TIME FOR THE GURU) Guru Josh
    10 14 02 WHAT'S A WOMAN? Vaya Con Dios
    15 09 05 UN ESTATE ITALIANA Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini
    16 36 02 BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW Kylie Minogue [Rapid Riser]
    19 22 04 BLUE SAVANNAH Erasure
    22 ---- 01 HIJO DE LA LUNA Mecano [Strongest Starter] ##
    23 17 05 NOTHING EVER HAPPENS Del Amitri ##
    26 20 07 DEAR JESSIE Madonna
    40 ---- 01 KINGSTON TOWN UB40
    49 41 04 WEST END GIRLS Pet Shop Boys

    'Better the Devil You Know' is my favourite Kylie song.
    'Hijo de la luna' is one of the most beautiful Spanish songs ever recorded.

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    by » Sun June 30th, 2019, 23:30

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny View Post
    'Better the Devil You Know' is my favourite Kylie song.
    'Hijo de la luna' is one of the most beautiful Spanish songs ever recorded.
    Thanks again, Benny - on its way to a peak of number six, that's one of my favourites from Kylie too.
    And this Mecano song was about to climb right up to number one, and earn a place in my all-time top 100.








    Now, right back to the present - and we're already half way through another year!









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    CZB'S TOP FORTY ----------------------- Month 478 ---------------------- JULY 2019
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    01 01 03 SO AM I Ava Max ##
    02 02 06 NOTHING BREAKS LIKE A HEART Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus ##
    03 04 07 SPEECHLESS Robin Schulz featuirng Erika Sirola
    04 05 04 SWEET VIOLETS Dinah Shore ##
    05 03 07 SWEET BUT PSYCHO Ava Max ##
    06 09 03 HIGH HOPES Panic! At The Disco
    07 06 07 BABY Clean Bandit with Marina and Luis Fonsi
    08 16 02 ROCK IT Ofenbach ##
    09 07 06 BLUE TANGO Sid Ramin
    10 15 05 THEME FROM "CADE'S COUNTY" Henry Mancini

    11 08 06 FIREPOWER Gato Barbieri
    12 10 07 IN MY MIND Dynoro and Gigi D'Agostino ##
    13 11 07 UPTIGHT Hooverphonic
    14 12 05 OLD FRIEND Elderbrook ##
    15 14 08 LOSING IT Fisher ##
    16 ---- 01 LOVE IS FOREVER Leonora [Highest New Entry] ##
    17 21 07 WARM THIS WINTER Gabriella Cilmi
    18 13 08 PRETENDER GOT MY HEART Alisha's Attic [Fastest Faller]
    19 31 03 DUURT TE LANG Davina Michelle [Rapid Riser]
    20 17 13 THE PINK PANTHER THEME Henry Mancini

    21 18 11 DISHED (MALE STRIPPER) Purple Disco Machine
    22 19 08 HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU Olivia Newton-John
    23 20 11 ONE KISS Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa
    24 22 07 MISSING U Robyn
    25 35 03 DIAMOND HEART Alan Walker and Sophia Somajo
    26 23 05 BEST FRIEND Sofi Tukker featuring Nervo, The Knocks and Alisa Ueno
    27 24 11 HALT DICH FEST Nicole
    28 25 09 FLUGZEUGE IM BAUCH Oli P
    29 26 10 BUM BUM TAM TAM - MC Fioti
    30 27 11 WITHOUT YOU Avicii featuring Sandro Cavazza

    31 29 11 ROMANTIC Hooverphonic ##
    32 ---- 01 KIES MIJ Bart Peeters
    33 28 06 BROTHER - CCS [Fastest Faller]
    34 30 12 JE VEUX TES YEUX Angčle ##
    35 ---- 01 EVERYTIME Flames
    36 32 10 HAPPY NOW Zedd and Elley Duhe
    37 36 14 ZOUTELANDE Blřf featuring Geike Arnaert ##
    38 33 15 THE CARNIVAL IS OVER Seekers [Longest Laster]
    39 34 14 NUT ROCKER B Bumble and the Stingers [Longest Laster]
    40 ---- 01 S.O.S. Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc
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    TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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    01 [ 00 ] LA BANDA DEI CINQUE Elisabetta Viviani [Chartbuster] ##
    02 [ 02 ] CLOG DANCE Violinski
    03 [ 05 ] UP IN THE SKY 99 Bombay Street
    04 [ 12 ] EASY PLEASE ME Katy B
    05 [ 08 ] LIVING TO LOVE YOU Sarah Connor
    06 [ 23 ] LET ME DOWN SLOWLY Alec Benjamin featuring Alessia Cara
    07 [ 09 ] COWBOY Chipz
    08 [ 11 ] FADING Alle Farben featuring Ilira
    09 [ 13 ] STOP Jamelia
    10 [ 14 ] ELLE ME DIT Mika

    11 [ 27 ] ALL THIS LOVE Robin Schulz featuring Harloe
    12 [ 17 ] UNSPEAKABLE Ace of Base
    13 [ 00 ] YOU SAY Lauren Daigle
    14 [ 00 ] DARK BALLET Madonna
    15 [ 00 ] LOOKING FOR STARS Hooverphonic
    16 [ 19 ] DO THE CAN CAN Skandi Girls
    17 [ 21 ] STAND MY GROUND Within Temptation
    18 [ 24 ] DOVE (I'LL BE LOVING YOU) Moony
    19 [ 00 ] HEAVEN Avicii
    20 [ 20 ] HIJO DE LA LUNA Belle Perez

    21 [ 25 ] RUNAWAY Sahlene
    22 [ 26 ] WILL MY HEART SURVIVE Isabel
    23 [ 36 ] BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES Baha Men
    24 [ 38 ] EVERYTIME YOU'RE WITH ME Nicole
    25 [ 35 ] SOMEWHERE Bubbles
    26 [ 37 ] CAN SOMEBODY TELL ME WHO I AM Orange Blue
    27 [ 28 ] THE FIELDS OF ATHENRY Foster and Allen with Silks
    28 [ 29 ] LA FIESTA LOCA Estrella
    29 [ 31 ] ONE NIGHT IN IBIZA Mike Candys and Evelyn featuring Patrick Miller
    30 [ 32 ] SHADOW Milk Inc.

    31 [ 33 ] CHANGED THE WAY YOU KISS ME Example
    32 [ 34 ] THE LAST GOODBYE Atomic Kitten
    33 [ 39 ] HEARTBEAT Melanie Thornton
    34 [ 40 ] LOVE SONG Right Said Fred
    35 [ 00 ] MY STAR Brainstorm
    36 [ 00 ] ONCE IN A LIFETIME Ines
    37 [ 00 ] FLY ON THE WINGS OF LOVE Olsen Brothers
    38 [ 00 ] WE CAN MOVE A MOUNTAIN Fancy
    39 [ 00 ] QUEEN OF LIGHT E-Rotic
    40 [ 00 ] BITTER BLUE Kind Of Blue
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    Number one seven years ago: BETTER THAN A DREAM Katie Melua
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    Number one seventeen years ago: WILL I Ian Van Dahl
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    Number one twenty-seven years ago: HELLO Twinkle
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    Number one thirty-seven years ago: A BUNCH OF THYME Foster and Allen
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    Two songs occupy exactly the same positions in my July 2019 chart as they did in June – and they’re right at the top, as “So Am I” by Ava Max stays ahead of “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” from Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus, and spends a third month at number one. Her former number one, “Sweet But Psycho”, slides two places to number five, the highest of twenty-six hits moving downwards. But none of them take major dives, four sharing the “honour” of fastest faller by declining all of five places each. They’re all “back catalogue” tracks, and include Alisha’s Attic with “Pretender Got My Heart”, dropping from 13 to 18, “Brother” from CCS, going from 28 to 33, and “Nut Rocker” by B Bumble and the Stingers, descending from 34 to 39. Just above the last of those, sinking from 33 to 38, is “The Carnival Is Over” – and the Seekers’ time in my top forty may also soon be over, but they are also the longest laster, spending a fifteenth month in the chart. Meanwhile, five of this month’s eight climbers are in the top ten – “Speechless”, the former number one from Robin Schulz featuring Erika Sirola, moves back up from four to three, and that’s just above “Sweet Violets” by Dinah Shore, up from five to four. “High Hopes” advances three places to six for Panic! At The Disco, and it’s now joined inside the top ten by Henry Mancini with the theme from “Cade’s County” and Ofenbach with “Rock It”, at ten and eight respectively.

    Gabriella Cilmi goes up another four places to number seventeen in her seventh month with “Warm This Winter” - while two of May’s new entries are now accelerating, after climbing five places each in June. “Diamond Heart”, by Alan Walker featuring Sophia Somajo, races up ten places to number 25 – but the Rapid Riser is the former Dutch number one from Davina Michelle. “Duurt Te Lang” zooms up from 31 to 19. All of this means that four tracks, all of them former Chartbusters, have dropped out of the top forty – but, of course, the eleven out of fifteen that remain are now joined by a twelfth, as Leonora makes the strongest impact with “Love Is Forever”, straight in at number 16. The Flames, a rockabilly pop band from Mannheim, make a very belated debut with “Everytime” at 35 - while three places higher there is finally a successful follow-up to the single that was number one in my chart in January, February and March 2008! That was “A-A-A-Anthem” – and, eleven years later, Bart Peeters is back with “Kies Mij”. Finally, sneaking in at 40 is Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc, with “S.O.S.”.....

    .....and Avicii also has a further potential posthumous hit arriving in the breakers in the form of “Heaven”, which features uncredited vocals by Chris Martin from Coldplay. This surely has a good chance of success – as Avicii, Coldplay and uncredited vocals by Chris Martin have all previously topped my chart, with “Collide/Fade Into Darkness/Penguin”, “Viva La Vida” and Dua Lipa’s “Homesick” respectively. Meanwhile, Hooverphonic have had two previous number ones – “The Night Before” and “Romantic” – and could be on their way to a third with “Looking For Stars”. Madonna has never reached number one in my chart, but three of her twenty-eight hits have peaked at number four. Those were “Celebration”, “GhostTown” and “Take A Bow” – and the 60-year-old now has her thirty-ninth breaker with a track from her recently-released new album that was performed at the Eurovision Song Contest, “Dark Ballet”. But slightly nearer to the top forty - and unluckily missing out on being this month’s Chartbuster for reasons that will shortly be explained - is a 27-year-old contemporary Christian singer and songwriter from Lafayette, Louisiana. Lauren Daigle is currently having unexpected chart success in various Western European countries, especially Belgium and the Netherlands, with “You Say”. Those four relatively recent tracks are joined for the first time in the breakers by six previously overlooked and uncharted songs from much longer ago – 2000, to be precise. Three of them were performed in that year’s Eurovision Song contest – “Fly On The Wings Of Love” was the winner from Denmark for the Olsen Brothers, while “Once In A Lifetime” by Ines and “My Star” from Brainstorm gave both Estonia and Latvia top five finishes, just ahead of the song that was chosen to represent Germany. However, there were three potentially better prospects that were rejected in Germany’s national final – Fancy with “We Can Move A Mountain”, E-Rotic with “Queen Of Light” and A Kind Of Blue with “Bitter Blue”.

    According to various online sources, the concept of “unintended consequences” is one of the building blocks of economics – and the “law of unintended consequences”, often cited but rarely defined, is that actions of people (especially government) always have effects that are unanticipated. A fairly memorable recent, and especially amusing, instance of this was probably when the Natural Environment Research Council invited the public to put forward suitable names for a new polar research ship, and discovered that the most popular suggestion was “Boaty McBoatface”. This month, I think it could be argued that the same rule applied to me, as I read a magazine article about, and online discussions of, a television series that aired forty years ago. When I investigated its availability on DVD, the general indications were that the UK release was no longer available, except perhaps at very inflated prices – but there may be alternatives from other countries. An especially cheap one was from Italy, where a “collector’s edition” box set containing the whole 26-episode series was priced at less than five euros. I reasoned that, although the episodes may only be viewable dubbed into Italian, this should still enable me to decide whether an English version was worth seeking out. Although I know little or none of that language, I was already familiar with the show, and the books on which it was based – Enid Blyton’s “The Famous Five”. So, as I suspected, the DVDs were only in Italian – but nevertheless I watched and enjoyed them. Having reached the end, I wouldn’t really say that I had picked up much of the language.....but I had heard, fifty-two times, the specially-composed Italian theme tune to the series. And now, as Chartbuster, that’s guaranteed a place in my top forty next month. It’s by a singer and actress who, sixty-three years old now, has had a long and successful career in music, television, theatre and other media. My Record of the Month for July 2019 is Elisabetta Viviani, and “La Banda Dei Cinque”.





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    by » Sun July 7th, 2019, 08:42

    Quote Originally Posted by Blondini View Post
    Madonna didn't do Dark Ballet at Eurovision, it was Future.
    I wouldn't be surprised if Graham Norton had wittered all the way through it - but I certainly heard it, in between the two others that Madonna performed, while listening to the radio coverage on Irish radio. I didn't hear any mention of what the track was called, though, and had to do some research later to identify it from the lyrics as "Dark Ballet"!

    Edit - Wikipedia says:

    Live performance

    "Dark Ballet" was performed by Madonna on Met Gala in May 2018, when song was yet known as a "Beautiful Game".
    A part of the song was performed at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, alongside Madonna's "Future" from the same
    album, and 1989 single "Like a Prayer".
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    by » Thu July 11th, 2019, 09:30

    Thanks for the comments, Blondini and Colbie!








    Now, back to a time when there was much more better music in the charts than there ever is now -
    although, curiously, it was a month in which a lot of songs were reaching their peaks, as over a quarter
    of my chart was static. Thirty-two years ago, I was studying for my final professional exams, I had just
    been promoted to audit senior, and these were the hits I was enjoying.....








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    CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 96 ---------------------------------- JULY 1987
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    01 01 11 STIMMEN IM WIND Juliane Werding
    02 ---- 01 STAR TREKKIN' The Firm [Strongest Starter] ##
    03 03 04 CAN'T BE WITH YOU TONIGHT Judy Boucher
    04 04 03 LASS DIE SONNE IN DEIN HERZ / LET THE SUN SHINE IN YOUR HEART Wind ##
    05 02 04 PUISSANCE ET GLOIRE Herbert Leonard
    06 17 03 (SOMETHING INSIDE) SO STRONG Labi Siffre
    07 14 02 STAY Bonnie Bianco and Pierre Cosso ##
    08 08 06 REALITY Richard Sanderson
    09 05 04 CARMEN/GIMME SOME LOVIN' Dollie Deluxe ##
    10 06 05 SERENADE Berdien Stenberg

    11 11 04 BAILA BOLERO Fun Fun
    12 12 03 I WANNA DANCE / JA SAM ZA PLES Novi Fosili
    13 21 04 BRING BACK (SHA NA NA) Mixed Emotions
    14 07 06 THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT Michael Crawford
    15 15 04 MEET ME AT THE PILLAR Jim McCann
    16 ---- 01 NOTHING'S GONNA STOP ME NOW Samantha Fox
    17 24 04 THE IRISH ROVER The Pogues and the Dubliners
    18 09 05 NUMBER 21 Tom Parker ##
    19 41 02 DOUBLE DEALIN' DAY Sue Wilkinson [Rapid Riser]
    20 16 07 KEINE STERNE IN ATHEN Stephan Remmler ##

    21 10 06 MAMMA TOLD ME Fantastique ##
    22 22 03 LAZY BUMS / SHIR HABATLANIM Lazy Bums
    23 29 03 FIRENIGHT / SATA SALAMAA Vicky Rosti
    24 ---- 01 JET AIRLINER Modern Talking
    25 25 04 MALE STRIPPER Man Two Man Meets Man Parrish
    26 26 04 LIVE IT UP Mental as Anything
    27 27 06 CALLING AMERICA Electric Light Orchestra
    28 13 08 STAY WITH ME TILL THE MORNING New London Chorale with Vicky Brown ##
    29 36 04 WHY WORRY Nana Mouskouri
    30 35 02 CLOUDS ACROSS THE MOON - RAH Band

    31 19 28 THE LOST OPERA Kimera and the Operaiders with the L.S.O. [Longest Laster]
    32 45 02 SHOOFLY LOVE Haysi Fantayzee
    33 18 19 DYNAMITE Vanessa
    34 38 02 CALL ME Spagna
    35 23 04 WORZEL'S WARNING Jon Pertwee
    36 ---- 01 CROCKETT'S THEME Jan Hammer
    37 42 02 OH ME OH MY - BZN
    38 ---- 01 IT'S A SIN Pet Shop Boys
    39 20 11 THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Europe [Fastest Faller]
    40 28 09 YOU WANT LOVE (MARIA MARIA) Mixed Emotions

    41 ---- 01 LOVE IS IN THE AIR Steve Allen
    42 30 08 JAPANESE GIRLS Joy
    43 33 05 DR WHO Delia Derbyshire
    44 37 10 A SONG FOR LIBERTY Nana Mouskouri
    45 ---- 01 HOLD ME NOW Johnny Logan
    46 31 12 ONCE MORE Taffy ##
    47 47 02 ROBIN (THE HOODED MAN) Clannad
    48 48 02 RED LIGHT SPELLS DANGER Simone
    49 32 09 WATERLOO Doctor and the Medics
    50 34 07 JUST GOOD FRIENDS Paul Nicholas
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    Eleven climbers, thirteen non-movers, nineteen going down, seven new entries - total hits to date 665
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    by » Wed July 17th, 2019, 20:43

    Quote Originally Posted by Blondini View Post
    It's a chart, Jim but not as we know it.
    Although the Firm made their debut at number two, with only the fourth record to enter there, it didn't
    go on to climb to number one - and the same is true for all three that had previously done that.....

    YOU GOTTA BE A HUSTLER IF YOU WANNA GET ON - Sue Wilkinson
    TAKE AWAY THE HEARTACHES / MEINE KLEINE FREIHEIT - Nicole
    DAME UN BESO - Raffaella Carra

    .....and the next one that did likewise:

    THE YOUNG DOCTORS - The Executives

    The first time that a song that was a new entry at number two did then rise to number one
    wasn't until the beginning of 1991:

    ONLY THE ONES WE LOVE - Tanita Tikaram

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    by » Thu July 18th, 2019, 19:38

    Quote Originally Posted by CZB View Post
    YOU GOTTA BE A HUSTLER IF YOU WANNA GET ON - Sue Wilkinson
    Who was # 1, when Sue finished on the second place in your chart ?

    I discovered this single through your personal chart some years ago and it was the love at first sight. It's my favourite song of 1980 and the one from only three singles with 10 or more weeks at # 1 in my retrospective charts.

    Do you have her album or just some singles ?
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    by » Thu July 18th, 2019, 20:07

    Quote Originally Posted by LastDreamer View Post
    Who was # 1, when Sue finished on the second place in your chart ?

    I discovered this single through your personal chart some years ago and it was the love at first sight. It's
    my favourite song of 1980 and the one from only three singles with 10 or more weeks at # 1 in my retrospective charts.

    Do you have her album or just some singles ?
    I do have the album - this one, only released on vinyl, never on CD - which includes the version of the song
    with uncensored lyrics. The only other track from it that reached my chart, however, was also on the B-side
    of the single - Double Dealin' Day.

    It was at number two for two months of 1980 - August, behind "The Green Fields Of France" by the Furey
    Brothers and Davey Arthur, and September, behind "Do It, Do It Again" by Raffaella Carra. Both of those
    are among the longest-running hits ever in my chart, and are both in my top five of all time.

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    by » Thu July 18th, 2019, 21:27

    @CZB, you are really lucky music collector.
    It's very rare album, possibly only the one, which I didn't find, even not available on piracy sites with millions illegal mp3s.

    Some years ago I did the retrospective # 1 lists for 1980-1981, based on UK singles.

    1980
    1. Fiddler's Dram - Day Trip To Bangor (06.01.1980) (3 weeks)
    R. ABBA - I Have A Dream (27.01.1980) (2 weeks)
    2. Cats U.K - Sixteen Looking For Love (10.02.1980) (4 weeks)
    3. Blondie - Atomic (09.03.1980) (1 week)
    4. Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time (16.03.1980) (1 week)
    5. Barbara Dickson - January February (23.03.1980) (2 weeks)
    6. Dooleys - Love Patrol (06.04.1980) (1 week)
    7. Blondie - Call Me (13.04.1980) (2 weeks)
    8. Prima Donna - Love Enough For Two (27.04.1980) (4 weeks)
    R. Blondie - Call Me (25.05.1980) (3 weeks)
    9. Brotherhood Of Man - Honey Don't Throw Our Love Away (15.06.1980) (3 weeks)
    10. Brotherhood Of Man - Will You Love Me Tomorrow (06.07.1980) (2 weeks)
    11. Mo-dettes - Paint It Black (20.07.1980) (2 weeks)
    12. Sue Wilkinson - You Gotta Be A Hustler If You Wanna Get On (03.08.1980) (5 weeks)
    13. ABBA - The Winner Takes It All (07.09.1980) (3 weeks)
    R. Sue Wilkinson - You Gotta Be A Hustler If You Wanna Get On (28.09.1980) (1 week)

    14. Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love (05.10.1980) (1 week)
    15. Dooleys - Body Language (12.10.1980) (2 weeks)
    16. Nolans - Gotta Pull Myself Together (26.10.1980) (1 week)
    R. Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love (02.11.1980) (2 weeks)
    R. Sue Wilkinson - You Gotta Be A Hustler If You Wanna Get On (16.11.1980) (4 weeks)
    17. Sue Wilkinson - Posers (14.12.1980) (2 weeks)

    18. Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard - Suddenly (28.12.1980) (1 week)
    1981
    19. ABBA - Super Trouper (04.01.1981) (1 week)
    R. Sue Wilkinson - Posers (11.01.1981) (2 weeks)
    20. Lynda Carter - The Last Song (25.01.1981) (4 weeks)
    21. Kiki Dee - Star (22.02.1981) (3 weeks)
    22. Sue Wilkinson - Time'N'Tide (15.03.1981) (3 weeks)
    23. Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up (05.04.1981) (3 weeks)
    R. Sue Wilkinson - Time'N'Tide (26.04.1981) (1 week)
    24. Juice Newton - Angel Of The Morning (03.05.1981) (2 weeks)
    25. Kim Wilde - Chequered Love (17.05.1981) (1 week)
    26. Barbra Streisand - Promises (24.05.1981) (3 weeks)
    27. Kate Robbins - More Than In Love (14.06.1981) (2 weeks)
    28. Kirsty MacColl - There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis (28.06.1981) (3 weeks)
    29. Sue Wilkinson - Women Only (18.07.1981) (3 weeks)
    30. Aneka - Japanese Boy (09.08.1981) (5 weeks)
    31. Rachel Sweet and Rex Smith - Everlasting Love (13.09.1981) (3 weeks)
    32. Altered Images - Happy Birthday (04.10.1981) (2 weeks)
    33. Dooleys - And I Wish (18.10.1981) (3 weeks)
    34. Aneka - Little Lady (08.11.1981) (3 weeks)
    35. Bucks Fizz - The Land Of Make Believe (29.11.1981) (9 weeks)
    Her 5th (and last ?) single "Toy Boys" also must be # 1 in 1982, but I didn't find any info about the week of release.

    Sinead Quinn also spent 10 weeks on the top with "I Can't Break Down" in 2003, the record holder had impressive 14 weeks at # 1, I can't name her, because don't want to spoil # 1 in one my ranking.

    5 number ones out from 5 singles is unique result in my chart.
    allSTARS* were very near with this record, but only 4 their singles were released.
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    by » Fri July 19th, 2019, 17:56

    27 27 06 CALLING AMERICA Electric Light Orchestra
    36 ---- 01 CROCKETT'S THEME Jan Hammer
    38 ---- 01 IT'S A SIN Pet Shop Boys
    39 20 11 THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Europe [Fastest Faller]
    45 ---- 01 HOLD ME NOW Johnny Logan

    'It's a Sin' is my favourite Pet Shop Boys song!

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    by » Sat July 27th, 2019, 16:40

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny View Post
    38 ---- 01 IT'S A SIN Pet Shop Boys

    'It's a Sin' is my favourite Pet Shop Boys song!
    Thanks, Benny - it's mine too!





    Now, I only just realised that, as the end of the month already approaches, I had forgotten to post the
    second retro monthly chart for July. So, about a week later than intended, it's back to when I was reaching
    seventeen years of age, sitting three "A" levels at school, and enjoying these hits, largely from the UK and
    Irish charts.....





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    CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 24 ---------------------------------- JULY 1981
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    01 01 02 CAN CAN Bad Manners ##
    02 02 11 DO IT DO IT AGAIN Raffaella Carra ##
    03 06 04 CAPSTICK COMES HOME Tony Capstick and Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band
    04 12 04 JOHNNY BLUE Lena Valaitis
    05 ---- 01 MORE STARS (STARS ON 45 VOLUME II) Stars on 45 [Strongest Starter] ##
    06 05 03 I WANT TO BE FREE Toyah
    07 09 03 YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY Shakin' Stevens
    08 ---- 01 THERE'S A GUY WORKS DOWN THE CHIP SHOP Kirsty MacColl
    09 04 06 OLDEST SWINGER IN TOWN Fred Wedlock
    10 03 12 FEELS LIKE I'M IN LOVE Kelly Marie

    11 14 03 THE SWORDS OF A THOUSAND MEN Ten Pole Tudor
    12 11 06 SHADDUP YOU FACE Joe Dolce Music Theatre
    13 13 04 MAKING YOUR MIND UP Bucks Fizz
    14 16 02 BERMUDA TRIANGLE Barry Manilow
    15 28 02 GHOST TOWN The Specials [Rapid Riser]
    16 27 02 TEDDY BEAR Red Sovine
    17 07 05 HOT LOVE Kelly Marie ##
    18 08 07 THE RETURN OF THE LOS PALMAS SEVEN Madness [Fastest Faller]
    19 10 03 STARS ON 45 Stars On 45 ##
    20 30 02 AIN'T NO STOPPING (DISCO MIX 81) Enigma

    21 17 24 THE GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE The Fureys and Davey Arthur [Longest Laster]
    22 18 08 DOCTOR WHO Peter Howell and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
    23 20 05 HOROSCOPES Sheeba
    24 24 24 ONE DAY AT A TIME Gloria [Longest Laster] ##
    25 15 24 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN Brendan Shine [Longest Laster]
    26 19 07 CARROTS Brendan Shine
    27 ---- 01 I BELIEVE IN MARRIAGE Brendan Shine
    28 29 03 DOOGEENS Brendan Shine
    29 21 06 TWILIGHT CAFE Susan Fassbender ##
    30 22 09 AND THE BIRDS WERE SINGING Sweet People
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    Nine climbers, four non-movers, fourteen going down, three new entries - total hits to date 142
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    by » Wed July 31st, 2019, 21:10

    And already it's the end of another month.....












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    CZB'S TOP FORTY ----------------------- Month 479 ---------------------- AUGUST 2019
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    01 09 07 BLUE TANGO Sid Ramin
    02 01 04 SO AM I Ava Max ##
    03 02 07 NOTHING BREAKS LIKE A HEART Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus ##
    04 03 08 SPEECHLESS Robin Schulz featuirng Erika Sirola
    05 06 04 HIGH HOPES Panic! At The Disco
    06 ---- 01 YOU SAY Lauren Daigle [Highest New Entry]
    07 08 03 ROCK IT Ofenbach ##
    08 04 05 SWEET VIOLETS Dinah Shore ##
    09 10 06 THEME FROM "CADE'S COUNTY" Henry Mancini
    10 05 08 SWEET BUT PSYCHO Ava Max ##

    11 16 02 LOVE IS FOREVER Leonora ##
    12 07 08 BABY Clean Bandit with Marina and Luis Fonsi
    13 14 06 OLD FRIEND Elderbrook ##
    14 11 07 FIREPOWER Gato Barbieri
    15 17 08 WARM THIS WINTER Gabriella Cilmi
    16 15 09 LOSING IT Fisher ##
    17 19 04 DUURT TE LANG Davina Michelle
    18 25 04 DIAMOND HEART Alan Walker and Sophia Somajo
    19 32 02 KIES MIJ Bart Peeters
    20 ---- 01 LA BANDA DEI CINQUE Elisabetta Viviani ##

    21 13 08 UPTIGHT Hooverphonic
    22 18 09 PRETENDER GOT MY HEART Alisha's Attic
    23 40 02 S.O.S. Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc [Rapid Riser]
    24 22 09 HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU Olivia Newton-John
    25 23 12 ONE KISS Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa
    26 24 08 MISSING U Robyn
    27 26 06 BEST FRIEND Sofi Tukker featuring Nervo, The Knocks and Alisa Ueno
    28 27 12 HALT DICH FEST Nicole
    29 12 08 IN MY MIND Dynoro and Gigi D'Agostino ##
    30 35 02 EVERYTIME Flames

    31 28 10 FLUGZEUGE IM BAUCH Oli P
    32 29 11 BUM BUM TAM TAM - MC Fioti
    33 ---- 01 LET ME DOWN SLOWLY Alec Benjamin featuring Alessia Cara
    34 20 14 THE PINK PANTHER THEME Henry Mancini
    35 ---- 01 LOOKING FOR STARS Hooverphonic
    36 30 12 WITHOUT YOU Avicii featuring Sandro Cavazza
    37 31 12 ROMANTIC Hooverphonic ##
    38 37 15 ZOUTELANDE Blřf featuring Geike Arnaert ## [Longest Laster]
    39 21 12 DISHED (MALE STRIPPER) Purple Disco Machine [Fastest Faller]
    40 ---- 01 DARK BALLET Madonna
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    TOP 40 BREAKERS:
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    01 [ 00 ] HAPPY SONG Frank Mills [Chartbuster] ##
    02 [ 03 ] UP IN THE SKY 99 Bombay Street
    03 [ 04 ] EASY PLEASE ME Katy B
    04 [ 05 ] LIVING TO LOVE YOU Sarah Connor
    05 [ 19 ] HEAVEN Avicii
    06 [ 11 ] ALL THIS LOVE Robin Schulz featuring Harloe
    07 [ 08 ] FADING Alle Farben featuring Ilira
    08 [ 35 ] MY STAR Brainstorm
    09 [ 10 ] ELLE ME DIT Mika
    10 [ 12 ] UNSPEAKABLE Ace of Base

    11 [ 23 ] BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES Baha Men
    12 [ 21 ] RUNAWAY Sahlene
    13 [ 36 ] ONCE IN A LIFETIME Ines
    14 [ 22 ] WILL MY HEART SURVIVE Isabel
    15 [ 18 ] DOVE (I'LL BE LOVING YOU) Moony
    16 [ 16 ] DO THE CAN CAN Skandi Girls
    17 [ 24 ] EVERYTIME YOU'RE WITH ME Nicole
    18 [ 26 ] CAN SOMEBODY TELL ME WHO I AM Orange Blue
    19 [ 37 ] FLY ON THE WINGS OF LOVE Olsen Brothers
    20 [ 25 ] SOMEWHERE Bubbles

    21 [ 38 ] WE CAN MOVE A MOUNTAIN Fancy
    22 [ 39 ] QUEEN OF LIGHT E-Rotic
    23 [ 40 ] BITTER BLUE Kind Of Blue
    24 [ 28 ] LA FIESTA LOCA Estrella
    25 [ 29 ] ONE NIGHT IN IBIZA Mike Candys and Evelyn featuring Patrick Miller
    26 [ 27 ] THE FIELDS OF ATHENRY Foster and Allen with Silks
    27 [ 34 ] LOVE SONG Right Said Fred
    28 [ 30 ] SHADOW Milk Inc.
    29 [ 31 ] CHANGED THE WAY YOU KISS ME Example
    30 [ 32 ] THE LAST GOODBYE Atomic Kitten

    31 [ 00 ] MARCH OF THE MODS Joe Loss
    32 [ 00 ] GONNA GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU NOW Viola Wills
    33 [ 00 ] LOVE IS BLUE Paul Mauriat
    34 [ 00 ] JESSIE Oliver Simon
    35 [ 00 ] MARMOR, STEIN UND EISEN BRICHT Drafi Deutscher
    36 [ 00 ] SHATTERED GLASS Laura Branigan
    37 [ 00 ] IMAGINE John Lennon
    38 [ 00 ] AND YOU SMILED Matt Monro
    39 [ 00 ] THE BYROAD TO GLENROE Mick Lally
    40 [ 00 ] BOTTLER ON CB Brendan Grace
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    Number one ten years ago: HEARTBREAK (MAKE ME A DANCER) Freemasons featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor
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    Number one twenty years ago: TWO TIMES Ann Lee
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    Number one thirty years ago: VIVER SENZA TEI Furbaz
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    Number one forty years ago: ONE DAY AT A TIME Gloria
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    In sales and streaming charts around the world, it’s common for the death of a recording artist to create interest in, and renewed success for, their works. While this has previously tended to happen only to a relatively limited extent in my top forty, the effect this month has been more significant. “Blue Tango” became a new entry at number one six months ago, just days after the 100th birthday of its performer, Sid Ramin. At the beginning of July, the award-winning orchestrator, arranger and composer died – and the tune which has been the theme to the Top Forty in the Netherlands for almost fifty-five years returns to number one in its seventh month in my top ten. Eleven other tracks climb, and the Rapid Riser is from another deceased artist – as Avicii races up seventeen places to number 23 with “S.O.S.”, featuring Aloe Blacc. Meanwhile, twenty-three hits are moving down, some of them making quite major dives – and the fastest faller, “Dished (Male Stripper)”, tumbles eighteen places to number 39 for Purple Disco Machine. Just above that at 38, it’s been a much slower descent for a song that has been in the top ten Flemish-sung releases for an unbelievable eighty-nine weeks in the Belgian homeland of Geike Arnaert, who collaborated with the Dutch band Blof on the incredibly successful “Zoutelande”, this month's longest laster. And there are five new entries. Madonna sneaks in at number 40, achieving her thirtieth hit in my chart with “Dark Ballet”, while Hooverphonic arrive five places higher with their thirteenth, “Looking For Stars” – but the other three newcomers are from acts that have never previously been there. Alec Benjamin, a 25-year-old singer-songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona, has recently been successful all around the world with “Let Me Down Slowly”, featuring 23-year-old Canadian singer Alessia Cara – that’s new at thirty-three. Thirteen places higher, last month’s surprising Chartbuster makes its debut for a 63-year-old actress, singer and presenter from Milan, Italy – Elisabetta Viviani, with her theme song for “La Bande Cinque”, the Italian-dubbed version of the 1979 television version of Enid Blyton’s “The Famous Five”. But the highest new entry, and potentially a future number one, is a song quite unlike most others currently in the charts of both the Netherlands and Belgium, which has nevertheless spent quite some time in the top twenty of those countries for 27-year-old American contemporary Christian music singer/songwriter Lauren Daigle. “You Say” rockets up ninety-two places to arrive in the top forty at number six.

    Probably most well-known in the UK for his role in “Father Ted”, Brendan Grace died this month at the age of sixty-eight, after a short illness but a long career in bringing entertainment and joy to many in his Irish homeland. Several hit singles there included “Bottler On CB” from 1982, his parody of Red Sovine’s “Teddy Bear” involving his most famous schoolboy character – that now returns to the breakers. Nine years earlier, one of Ireland’s most recognisable actors passed away at the age of sixty-four – Mick Lally, who had a number one hit there in 1990 with “The Byroad To Glenroe”. Only released as a cassette single, this was accordingly ineligible for my chart – but now I have found a CD compilation including this track, so it appears in the breakers for the first time this month. And so too do eight further singles, spanning several decades, from other performers who could have posthumous hits in the months ahead. Laura Branigan, who died in 2004 aged 52, had four hits in my chart – the biggest, “Spanish Eddie” – and could now have a fifth with “Shattered Glass”. John Lennon, assassinated in 1980 aged 40, only ever charted with the Beatles’ “Hey Jude”, but might now have a solo success with “Imagine” – while Drafi Deutscher and Oliver Simon had three hits as Mixed Emotions, including the massive “You Want Love”. Solo successes could now follow for the duo, who died in 2006 aged 60 and in 2013 aged 56 respectively, with “Marmor, Stein Und Eisen Bricht” and “Jessie”. Matt Monro died in 1985, aged 54, and Viola Wills died in 2009, aged 69 – their new breakers are “And You Smiled” and “Gonna Get Along Without You Now” – while two instrumentals from the 1960s could follow quite a few others to great heights in my chart five decades later! They are “March Of The Mods” by Joe Loss (who died in 1990, aged 80) and “Love Is Blue” by Paul Mauriat (who died in 2006, aged 81).

    It can’t be denied that there are many, many living artists enjoying current chart success in their homelands and other parts of the world – especially those who seem to have an endless supply of barely distinguishable, vaguely coherent rappings which have become unbelievably popular with certain sections of the music-consuming public. But nothing recorded at all recently that I have heard for the first time in any of the many official chart shows that I regularly tune into every week has impressed me this month. Instead, the new Chartbuster, guaranteed a place in next month’s top forty, is a single that I have discovered rather more unexpectedly. On one of the stations broadcasting “vintage” charts that I tune into regularly, “Galaxy Gold”, I happened to notice a “Eurovision special” of one of their other shows available for easy download. It was presented by a Scottish DJ called Francis Donnelly – and, having listened to and enjoyed this very much (partly because it included some of the more obscure song contest entries, the kind that I have often charted but rarely hear on the radio) I tried out his weekly programme too. “Classroom Classics” is a two-hour request-based broadcast, but which includes various interesting features – including a retro top ten “with a difference” – and, if the last few weeks are typical, vast numbers of singles that I bought and charted, but which no-one else ever seems to play on the radio nowadays! I recognised most of the incidental music – much of it television theme tune-related – used in the show. But one of the short pieces featured every week (actually, for the run-down of that retro top ten ahead of its number one) wasn’t one that I felt I knew. However, remarkably, I suspected that I recognised the performer purely from the style of the piano playing – and, when I started to investigate his back catalogue in search of this particular track, it was almost the first one I tried! His biggest sales success was “Music Box Dancer”, which appeared in my first thirteen charts, in 1979 and 1980 – and, quite some time later, in a rare moment of reckless abandon, I played the B-side of that single, finding the even more beautiful “The Poet And I”. Now, decades later, the pianist born in Quebec, Canada is seventy-seven years old – and still alive, unlike the vast majority of performers mentioned in this month’s commentary. My Record of the Month for August 2019 will be the third hit for Frank Mills – “Happy Song”.


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    OMG so amazed to see Ava Max at #2!

    These are the songs I use of your Top 20:

    02 01 04 SO AM I Ava Max ##
    03 02 07 NOTHING BREAKS LIKE A HEART Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus ##
    05 06 04 HIGH HOPES Panic! At The Disco
    10 05 08 SWEET BUT PSYCHO Ava Max ##
    12 07 08 BABY Clean Bandit with Marina and Luis Fonsi

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    by » Mon August 5th, 2019, 19:47

    05 06 04 HIGH HOPES Panic! At The Disco
    10 05 08 SWEET BUT PSYCHO Ava Max ##
    12 07 08 BABY Clean Bandit with Marina and Luis Fonsi
    24 22 09 HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU Olivia Newton-John

    I have completely given up on current music, there are (almost) no great songs anymore!

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    by » Mon August 5th, 2019, 22:30

    Thanks for the comments!

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny View Post
    I have completely given up on current music, there are (almost) no great songs anymore!
    The situation is certainly becoming even more desperate than previously. I think I've had a few months in
    which there has only been one promising "new" release, but this is the first in which there have been none
    whatsoever. And I fear that the same is likely to happen in other months ahead too.



    Quote Originally Posted by LOVE+FEAR View Post
    OMG so amazed to see Ava Max at #2!

    02 01 04 SO AM I Ava Max ##
    That's one of the increasingly rare gems that are still sometimes managing to stay afloat on the seas of
    raw sewage that the streaming and sales charts of many countries in Western Europe have become - and
    I don't imagine that things are any better in other parts of the world either. As always, I won't be able to
    finalise a chart for the year 2019 until all releases from the year have been and gone from my monthly
    charts - and this could be twelve, or even more, months away. But "So Am I" really does look as if it
    could quite convincingly be my number one of the year, in what may well turn out to be a pitifully short
    list. Decades ago, it was easy to construct a top 100 of almost every year - but, the way things are going,
    I'm not sure that there will even be as many as twenty 2019 tracks that I regard as worth buying.....



    Quote Originally Posted by Blondini View Post
    How do you go all this time NOT charting Imagine??
    I only had a top 30 chart at the time this was a UK number one, although it's perhaps surprising that it
    didn't even reach the breakers when it was released as a CD single in 1999! That's one of many, many
    old singles that I have recently discovered in my record and CD collection that I somehow haven't previously
    charted - far more than I had ever realised - and which will definitely have a chance for belated success in
    the months and years ahead, especially as it's likely that there will be few new tracks more deserving of a
    place in the breakers.....

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    by » Mon August 12th, 2019, 19:30

    Now, in the first retro monthly chart for August, it's back to twenty-eight years ago - when music had
    maybe declined in quality a little since the middle of the previous decade, but there was still plenty of
    good stuff around. And no-one could ever have predicted the depths to which it could sink now.....
    This is what I was enjoying at the age of twenty-seven, back in the summer of 1991:





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    CZB'S CHART ---------------------------------- Month 144 ---------------------------------- AUGUST 1991
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    01 01 03 LOSING MY MIND Pet Shop Boys
    02 02 03 JEALOUSY Pet Shop Boys
    03 03 04 WHAT ABOUT TOMORROW'S CHILDREN Maggie Reilly
    04 04 04 GYPSY WOMAN (SHE'S HOMELESS) Crystal Waters
    05 ---- 01 YOU AND YOUR SISTER This Mortal Coil [Strongest Starter] ##
    06 21 03 LUTON AIRPORT Cats UK [Rapid Riser]
    07 11 02 SEDALIA Tol and Tol ##
    08 08 04 LOVE AND MARRIAGE Frank Sinatra
    09 09 07 THE FLYER Diethelm/Famulari ##
    10 05 06 GOEDE TIJDEN, SLECHTE TIJDEN Lisa Boray en Louis De Vries ##

    11 06 06 PROMISE ME Beverley Craven
    12 07 06 HEAL THE PAIN George Michael
    13 20 02 MACHO MAN Village People
    14 25 03 HOW TO DANCE Bingo Boys featuring Princessa
    15 10 03 ANDANTE "ELVIRA MADIGAN" London Philharmonia / Berdien Stenberg ##
    16 16 04 VERGEET M'N NAAM Corry Konings
    17 12 08 ONLY THE ONES WE LOVE Tanita Tikaram
    18 17 12 IK LIG OP M'N KUSSEN STIL TE DROMEN Hepie en Hepie [Longest Laster]
    19 30 02 DER ALTE MANN UND DAS MEER Nicole
    20 24 03 BABY COME BACK BC and the Basic Boom

    21 ---- 01 LA CUMBIA Sailor
    22 26 03 ANY DREAM WILL DO Jason Donovan
    23 23 08 KING OF THE ROAD The Proclaimers
    24 ---- 01 MORGEN WORDT ALLES ANDERS Bonnie St Claire
    25 14 05 THE GREASE MEGAMIX John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John ##
    26 40 02 WHERE IS YOUR HEART? - BZN
    27 15 06 WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME/CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU Pet Shop Boys
    28 18 06 WHERE DOES MY HEART BEAT NOW? Celine Dion
    29 13 08 ALTOGETHER NOW The Farm [Fastest Faller]
    30 19 07 I WISH I KNEW (HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE) The Billy Taylor Trio

    31 36 04 COME ALONG Duo Datz
    32 22 06 ONLY IN NAME Tanita Tikaram
    33 27 06 SECRET LOVE The Bee Gees
    34 31 10 'T KLEINE CAFE AAN DE HAVEN Vader Abraham
    35 34 06 BECAUSE I LOVE YOU Stevie B
    36 50 02 PEOPLE ARE STILL HAVING SEX Latour
    37 28 06 STEH' WIE EIN MANN ZU MIR Nicole
    38 29 09 UND WENN DIE NACHT KOMMT Nicole
    39 32 08 UNE FEMME AVEC UNE FEMME / MUJER CONTRA MUJER Mecano
    40 37 04 DIESER TRAUM DARF NIEMALS STERBEN Atlantis 2000

    41 38 04 A MESSAGE TO YOUR HEART Samantha Janus
    42 39 04 CAPTURED IN A LOVESTORM Carola
    43 ---- 01 MORE THAN WORDS Extreme
    44 41 11 A LITTLE TIME The Beautiful South ##
    45 42 04 YOU'RE IN LOVE Wilson Phillips
    46 43 05 SADENESS Enigma
    47 33 11 ZOALS VRIENDEN DOEN Bonnie St Claire en Jose
    48 35 04 SAILING ON THE SEVEN SEAS - OMD
    49 47 09 WINTER WONDERLAND Twiggy
    50 ---- 01 HOLDING ON Beverley Craven
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    Ten climbers, eight non-movers, twenty-seven going down, five new entries - total hits to date 1061
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    by » Tue August 13th, 2019, 11:45

    04 04 04 GYPSY WOMAN (SHE'S HOMELESS) Crystal Waters
    08 08 04 LOVE AND MARRIAGE Frank Sinatra
    11 06 06 PROMISE ME Beverley Craven
    13 20 02 MACHO MAN Village People
    17 12 08 ONLY THE ONES WE LOVE Tanita Tikaram
    25 14 05 THE GREASE MEGAMIX John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John ##
    27 15 06 WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME/CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU Pet Shop Boys
    28 18 06 WHERE DOES MY HEART BEAT NOW? Celine Dion
    29 13 08 ALTOGETHER NOW The Farm [Fastest Faller]
    33 27 06 SECRET LOVE The Bee Gees
    35 34 06 BECAUSE I LOVE YOU Stevie B
    43 ---- 01 MORE THAN WORDS Extreme
    45 42 04 YOU'RE IN LOVE Wilson Phillips
    46 43 05 SADENESS Enigma
    48 35 04 SAILING ON THE SEVEN SEAS - OMD

    'More Than Words' is beautiful, what a shame that the band became a one-hit wonder.

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