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post Oct 28 2014, 10:48 AM
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List songs that weren't number one but who had higher first week sales than a number one of its year at any point in that year

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  • Disco Love by the Saturdays (entered at 5 with 51,690 copies sold in first week, week ending 19 October)
    [/indent] On week ending 9 February 2013, Get Up (Rattle) by Bingo Players was number one with 51,450 copies sold that week
    On week ending 14 December 2013, Somewhere Only We Know by Lily Allen was number one with 46,279 copies sold that week.
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    The following week (week ending 21 December 2013), Somewhere Only We Know by Lily Allen was again number one with 47,676 copies sold.

Seems like a few missed opportunaties for Disco Love to have been number one. (And by the way, there were six new entries in the top 10 that week, including Eminem "Berzerk" (#2) and Conor Maynard "R U Crazy?" (#4), both higher than Disco Love, meaning that both of those songs could have also been number one had they been released on those aforementionned weeks. Other new entries including Miley Cyrus "Wrecking Ball" (#1), James Blunt "Bonfire Heart" (#6) and John Newman "Cheating" (#9)

Got any other examples? If you do, feel free to post them!

(For further information, in 2011 on two occasions the weekly sale of the number one was less than 50,000 copies, on 3 occasions the weekly sale was less than 60,000 copies, on 8 it was less than 70,000 copies and on 18 occasions it was less than 80,000 copies.
In 2012 on four occasions the weekly sale of the number one was less than 60,000 copies, on 9 occasions it was less than 70,000 copies and on 15 occasions it was less than 80,000 copies.
And In 2013 twice the weekly sale of the number one was less than 50,000 copies, on 5 occasions it was less than 60,000 copies, on 11 occasions it was than 70,000 copies and on 16 occasions it was less than 80,000 copies.)
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post Oct 28 2014, 12:15 PM
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All Fired Up by The Saturdays.

All Fired Up entered at 3 on week ending 17/09/2011 with 68,922 copies sold.
  • On week ending 15/01/2011, What's My Name? by Rihanna featuring Drake was number one with 53,018 copies sold that week.
  • On week ending 14/05/2011, Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO was number one with 64,508 copies sold that week.
  • On week ending 21/05/2011, The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars was number one with 67,837 copies sold that week.
  • On week ending 09/07/2011, Don't Wanna Go Home by Jason Derulo was number one with 60,316 copies sold that week.
  • On week ending 13/08/2011, Swagger Jagger by Cher Lloyd was number one with 66,316 copies sold that week.
  • On week ending 20/08/2011, Promises by Nero was number one with 46,700 copies sold that week.
  • On week ending 26/11/2011, We Found Love by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris was number one with 66,941 copies sold that week.
  • On week ending 17/12/2011, Dance With Me Tonight by Olly Murs was number one with 46,584 copies sold that week.

I'll try to find something else!
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post Oct 28 2014, 06:32 PM
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This thread reminds me of when N-Dubz said if XF didn't exist they'd have been no.1 with I Need You.

I expect a lot of singles released in 2004 had a shot at no.1 at some point if we apply this logic.
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post Oct 28 2014, 07:20 PM
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Up by The Saturdays.

Could have been No.1 if it had been released as their debut single the week Coldplay went to No.1 with Viva La Vida sad.gif

What Are You Waiting For by The Saturdays.

Could have been No.1 if...the 37 songs in front had never been written sad.gif
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post Oct 28 2014, 07:27 PM
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Well the Saturdays would beat the Beatles with 18 no.1s if no one else had released music in the parts 10 years. They're just so unlucky.
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post Oct 28 2014, 07:30 PM
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QUOTE
W/E 1st Feb 2014
3. The Vamps - Wild Heart 83,130
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W/E 26th July 2014

Colour Code: OVERALL UNITS SALES STREAMING POINTS

1. Rixton - Me & My Broken Heart 63,478 61,275 2,203



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post Oct 28 2014, 07:38 PM
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QUOTE(sunday @ Jun 2 2008, 09:18 AM) *
01 Rihanna (Take a Bow) 35,561

QUOTE(▬Mart!n▬ @ Oct 5 2014, 11:10 AM) *
7 The Magician feat. Years & Years 35,986


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post Oct 28 2014, 07:40 PM
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Insert inevitable reference to Orson and something super low down the chart on the biggest gift card week
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post Oct 28 2014, 08:46 PM
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The Saturdays' Not Giving Up could so easily have been a number one with 18,424 copies sold, if only it had been released in March 2006.

SUCH A MISSED OPPORTUNITY sad.gif





(edit: couldn't resist, sorry Bré sad.gif )



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post Oct 28 2014, 08:57 PM
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QUOTE(T Boy @ Oct 28 2014, 07:27 PM) *
Well the Saturdays would beat the Beatles with 18 no.1s if no one else had released music in the parts 10 years. They're just so unlucky.


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post Oct 28 2014, 09:10 PM
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Just Can't Get Enough by The Saturdays sold 64,785 copies to enter at #2 on 14 March 2009.

The week before, Kelly Clarkson sold 51,115 copies to enter at #1

Lily Allen also sold 59,671 and 45,629 copies to stay at #1 the two weeks before that.

2 weeks after The Saturdays entered at #2, Lady GaGa got 3 weeks at #1 selling 53,699 , 57,781 , and 55,318.

I won't mention all the other occasions that they could have gone to #1 or I'll be here all night.

They really were unlucky that week.

As for 'Forever Is Over' which sold 38,846 copies, well, there wasn't a single week in 2009 that could've been #1 biggrin.gif They'd have to have gone back in time and released it for the chart week 9 August 2008, to beat Kid Rock who sold 37,111 copies. Or even further back but I'm sure their team were thinking about saving energy bills for use of the TARDIS.
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If the Saturdays had a Tardis to hand, wouldn't they be better off covering the Spice Girls, travelling back to 1990 and releasing first?
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post Oct 28 2014, 09:58 PM
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QUOTE(T Boy @ Oct 28 2014, 07:27 PM) *
Well the Saturdays would beat the Beatles with 18 no.1s if no one else had released music in the parts 10 years. They're just so unlucky.

This is true. I can't believe how unlucky they are sad.gif
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post Oct 29 2014, 04:47 AM
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Yeah, The Sats have always been screwed over with their tracks...

Also, I love King Conor and stan for "R U Crazy" like hell, but Miley deserves that #1 hands down.

"Can't Say No" though: now THAT was robbed.


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post Oct 29 2014, 05:39 AM
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Totally, utterly, undeservedly and shamefully robbed of what would have been one of the best #1s of the noughties by a release screw-up. Shops received the single on the Saturday, put it on shelves immediately and sold 809 copies of it too early, charting it at #68 on its one day of sales.

A week later and a posthumous track by Aaliyah beats it to the top by 595 copies!
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Will.i.am's "Feelin' Myself" (97.417 sales/08 Feb) could have been No. 1 on 17 occasions so far:
  • 22-Feb-14 | 79.050 | Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne Rather Be
  • 8-Mar-14 | 83.982 | Pharrell Williams Happy
  • 22-Mar-14 | 80.476 | DVBBS and Borgeous feat. Tinie Tempah Tsunami (Jump)
  • 5-Apr-14 | 94.270 | 5 Seconds Of Summer She Looks So Perfect
  • 12-Apr-14 | 88.369 | Aloe Blacc The Man
  • 17-May-14 | 75.537 | Mr Probz Waves
  • 7-Jun-14 | 82.050 | Secondcity I Wanna Feel
  • 28-Jun-14 | 83.022 | Ella Henderson Ghost
  • 5-Jul-14 | 76.517 | Oliver Heldens and Becky Hill Gecko (Overdrive)
  • 19-Jul-14 | 74.034 | will.i.am and Cody Wise It's My Birthday (2,799)
  • 26-Jul-14 | 63.478 | Rixton Me And My Broken Heart (2,203)
  • 9-Aug-14 | 85.169 | MAGIC! Rude (13,690)
  • 23-Aug-14 | 62.750 | Nico & Vinz Am I Wrong (10,323)
  • 30-Aug-14 | 71.165 | David Guetta feat. Sam Martin Lovers On The Sun (3,154)
  • 6-Sep-14 | 85.169 | Lilly Wood and Robin Schulz Prayer In C (7,002)
  • 13-Sep-14 | 68.958 | Lilly Wood and Robin Schulz Prayer In C (11,238)
  • 20-Sep-14 | 70.312 | Calvin Harris feat. John Newman Blame (9,379)

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Zedd's "Stay The Night" (70.882 sales/22 Feb) could have been No. 1 on 4 occasions so far:
  • 26-Jul-14 | 63.478 | Rixton Me And My Broken Heart (2,203)
  • 23-Aug-14 | 62.750 | Nico & Vinz Am I Wrong (10,323)
  • 13-Sep-14 | 68.958 | Lilly Wood and Robin Schulz Prayer In C (11,238)
  • 20-Sep-14 | 70.312 | Calvin Harris feat. John Newman Blame (9,379)

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The Vamps' "Last Night" (71.324 sales/19 Apr) could have been No. 1 on 4 occasions so far:
  • 26-Jul-14 | 63.478 | Rixton Me And My Broken Heart (2,203)
  • 23-Aug-14 | 62.750 | Nico & Vinz Am I Wrong (10,323)
  • 13-Sep-14 | 68.958 | Lilly Wood and Robin Schulz Prayer In C (11,238)
  • 20-Sep-14 | 70.312 | Calvin Harris feat. John Newman Blame (9,379)

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5 Seconds Of Summer's "Don't Stop" (80.282 sales/28 Jun) could have been No. 1 on 9 occasions so far:
  • 22-Feb-14 | 79.050 | Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne Rather Be
  • 17-May-14 | 75.537 | Mr Probz Waves
  • 5-Jul-14 | 76.517 | Oliver Heldens and Becky Hill Gecko (Overdrive)
  • 19-Jul-14 | 74.034 | will.i.am and Cody Wise It's My Birthday (2,799)
  • 26-Jul-14 | 63.478 | Rixton Me And My Broken Heart (2,203)
  • 23-Aug-14 | 62.750 | Nico & Vinz Am I Wrong (10,323)
  • 30-Aug-14 | 71.165 | David Guetta feat. Sam Martin Lovers On The Sun (3,154)
  • 13-Sep-14 | 68.958 | Lilly Wood and Robin Schulz Prayer In C (11,238)
  • 20-Sep-14 | 70.312 | Calvin Harris feat. John Newman Blame (9,379)

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Number 2's that could never have made No. 1 in 2014:
  • John Legend - All Of Me (47.387/12 Apr)
  • Maroon 5 - Maps (47.941/06 Sep)
  • Duke DUmont - Won't Look Back (57.860/13 Sep)
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post Oct 29 2014, 10:48 AM
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But for any of this to actually occur, you'd have to assume all these songs would always sell the same in the first week whenever they're released.
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post Oct 29 2014, 12:14 PM
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Yeah, comparing sales over different months or even years is silly (though in fairness most people in this thread obviously know that and are just playing along) I suppose it's a song that sells more than the Number One singles in the weeks immediately before or after - or even both - that might fit better.

Puretone is a good example of an unlucky one, although not because of the scheduling itself, but because of the leaks.
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post Oct 29 2014, 01:28 PM
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Take That - Rule the World sold enough to be number 1 in any of 47 other weeks of 2007. There were 53 charts that year.

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The most famous cases are Last Christmas and Whenever Wherever which had huge first week sales that would get them #1 in 99% of any given week, but were unlucky to be released on the same week as other giant-selling record-breaking records.
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