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post Nov 5 2017, 09:00 PM
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5th November 2017

It's Tears For Fears shooting up to 1, the melody finally got through to me today, fab and Roland & Curt's 4th chart-topper, Mad World, Everybody Wants To Rule The World (3 times) and Sowing The Seeds Of Love being the others. That's bad news for Bucks Fizz who were out of nowhere and the highest new entry - OK, The Fizz if we want to be picky - in at 2 with the great 80's pop sound of Amen, fighting for their 6th chart-topper a whole 31 years since the last one, and 29 years since they last made the top 10. Who woulda thought it!?

I do like stats. Led Zep make the top 10 for the 3rd time, all of them long after they stopped existing at a recording unit, Whole Lotta Love hit 10 in 1997, Stairway To heaven topped my chart in 2007, and very neatly Immigrant Song makes it a satisfying decade later for a number 8. 2027 for the next one? How about a stat like...ooh, Sufjan Stevens has had just the one chart entry, Chicago in 2006 which peaked at 10 - well he equals that right off the bat 11 years on with a movie theme tune, the lovely Mystery Of Love. Number 10 next in 2028?

RUFUS is the highest newish act at 21, while Written By Wolves bring some more rock into the chart, culpriit revisit Nu-Shuz I Can't Wait as a backdrop and nick another melody for a fab pop record, while Rita Ora is back after a gap - most of her recent hits have left me unimpressed, but this one has a proper hook in amongst the obligatory 2017 squiggly computer noises. Meanwhile, actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg enters at 54 with a very credible dance track, debuting at the age of 46, and may well be the longest wait ever between pop stars having a hit (naughty Je Ta'ime..Moi Non Plus topped my charts in January 1975 for her parents Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin) and a daughter entering my charts. She was 4 at the time. There's still time for Sean Lennon to take that record - his parents topped my chart in 1969, just before Charlotte's topped the UK chart.



1 14 1 4 I LOVE YOU BUT IíM LOST Tears For Fears 228500
2 NEW 2 1 AMEN The Fizz 115000
3 1 1 6 WAIT UP Hurts 533000
4 4 1 6 MAGNIFICENT Hurts 700000
5 2 1 9 MY KINGDOM (WILLIAM BLACK REMIX) Evangeline 735650
6 3 3 4 BETWEEN TWO ISLANDS Pet Shop Boys 207000
7 5 3 6 READY TO GO Hurts 390000
8 12 8 2 IMMIGRANT SONG Led Zeppelin 83000
9 7 1 10 CRYBABY Paloma Faith 770000
10 NEW 10 1 MYSTERY OF LOVE Sufjan Stevens 42000

11 6 4 5 GO 2.0 Burak Yeter & Ryan Rybak 224300
12 8 8 7 BEST FRIEND Sofi Tukker featuring NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno 228150
13 10 10 4 SEXY NORTHERNER Pet Shop Boys 115750
14 16 14 8 LIFE WITH THE MACBETHS Sparks 146600
15 15 15 13 BOTH SIDES NOW Glen Campbell 235000
16 23 16 2 HOLY MOUNTAIN Noel Gallagherís High Flying Birds 44250
17 11 1 9 FOOTSTEPS Pet Shop Boys 815000
18 18 18 2 ULTRA LOVE Marlon Roudette 44000
19 9 9 8 EDITH PIAF (SAID IT BETTER THAN ME) Sparks 207350
20 20 20 4 LOVE HURTS Roy Orbison & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 71900

21 NEW 21 1 YOU WERE RIGHT RUFUS 19750
22 32 22 2 COMIC LIFE Matt Maltese 37300
23 13 3 9 CLOSER TO HEAVEN Pet Shop Boys 391950
24 21 6 12 GET LOW Zedd & Liam Payne 367500
25 25 25 9 DO IT AGAIN Steely Dan 139500
26 17 3 13 DRINK UP Train 603500
27 NEW 27 1 TIMEBOMBS HURRICANES Written By Wolves 18400
28 19 19 6 BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA P!nk 107900
29 29 29 3 A DIFFERENT CORNER George Michael 53500
30 22 14 10 ALL STARS Martin Solveig featuring Alma 191900

31 NEW 31 1 DRIVEWAY culpriit 17900
32 24 13 9 DUSK TILL DAWN ZAYN featuring Sia 192200
33 37 33 4 EVERYTHING IS NEVER ENOUGH (VIDEO MIX) Goldfrapp 51600
34 34 34 3 PRAYING FOR TIME George Michael 46200
35 26 10 6 CLOSE TO YOU ARLE 166900
36 38 36 4 OH, PRETTY WOMAN Roy Orbison & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 57550
37 50 37 4 SAY A PRAYER TIEKS featuring Chaka Khan & Popcaan 44500
38 NEW 38 1 JEALOUS (I AINíT WITH IT) Chromeo 17200
39 46 39 2 RISING COST OF LOVE Elkie Brooks 29850
40 27 19 5 WORD UP The BossHoss 96400

41 30 30 5 SPENT THE DAY IN BED Morrissey 78000
42 28 8 13 I HEAR YOU CALLING DJ Licious 304350
43 33 33 7 ILL RAY (THE KING) Kasabian 75700
44 NEW 44 1 ANYWHERE Rita Ora 13250
45 54 45 3 ROBOT MAN Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 30800
46 31 10 12 RUN FOR COVER The Killers 254400
47 39 1 16 STILL FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME Zoot Woman featuring Kylie Minogue 851600
48 42 1 17 TRUE FEELING Galantis 942850
49 58 49 2 LOVING IS EASY Rex Orange County featuring Benny Sings 22300
50 44 44 7 HAVANA Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug 59250

51 35 12 10 TALL THIN MEN Pet Shop Boys 242000
52 45 6 11 LIKE AN ANGEL PASSING THROUGH MY ROOM Madonna 306450
53 51 1 18 DREAMS Grace Slick 634100
54 NEW 54 1 DEADLY VALENTINE Charlotte Gainsbourg 11000
55 55 1 19 TWO FUX Adam Lambert 1053600
56 40 4 14 MORE MESS Kungs featuring Olly Murs & Coely 532050
57 36 36 5 KAAMOS Tom Fall 66750
58 48 48 3 FREEDOM í90 George Michael 28900
59 41 7 13 NEW RULES Dua Lipa 305850
60 NEW 60 1 PART X1V Prequell featuring Rae Morris 10000

61 49 10 13 WHAT ABOUT US P!nk 278100
62 56 56 3 SILENCE Marshmello featuring Khalid 28100
63 65 63 3 FATHER FIGURE George Michael 21200
64 63 1 34 ALONE AGAIN OR Love 971950
65 67 65 2 SAVOIR FAIRE Beth Ditto 13600
66 70 66 2 HOW LONG Charlie Puth 12800
67 60 60 6 HEROES David Bowie 44800
68 43 18 9 FANTASY George Michael featuring Nile Rodgers 163650
69 68 1 21 SUMMER WINE Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood 823900
70 47 14 8 WALK ON WATER Thirty Seconds To Mars 149100

71 53 19 15 POWER Little Mix featuring Stormzy 226300
72 NEW 72 1 WHEN WE WERE HIGH LP 5600
73 52 27 10 SWINGINí WITH MY EYES CLOSED Shania Twain 148200
74 59 9 13 HOLDING ON Dannii Minogue featuring Jason Heerah 259600
75 NEW 75 1 SPACE AGE LOVE SONG A Flock Of Seagulls 5000

DROP OUTS
57 35 4 END OF THE LINE The Traveling Wilburys 58000
61 8 20 SWISH SWISH Katy Perry featuring Nicki Minaj 404600
62 8 15 ROCKINí The Weeknd 364750
64 13 11 REGGAETON LENTO CNCO & Little Mix 221550
66 50 6 MORE THAN FRIENDS James Hype featuring Kelli-Leigh 51000
69 33 9 DARK NIGHTS Dorothy 125300
71 71 2 I KNEW YOU WERE WAITING (FOR ME) George Michael and Aretha Franklin 11600
72 72 4 NOBODYS CHILD The Traveling Wilburys 21600
73 73 2 FAITH George Michael 10800
74 53 5 I THINK ITíS STUPID BUT I THINK ITíS LOVE The RPMís 39550
75 8 16 IíLL BE AROUND Empire Of The Sun 381200

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Previous Bucks Fizz's single still have a good chances for my # 1 of 2017, but somebody also did a comeback : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vec4jNVhbs smile.gif

Based on this fact "Amen" was dethroned after only 1 week at # 1.

"Amen" became 10th number # 1 single for Bucks Fizz in my chart and 12th number one for Cheryl Baker (one solo + "The Bad Old Days").
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post Nov 6 2017, 08:29 PM
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QUOTE(Good Old Days @ Nov 6 2017, 06:56 PM) *
Previous Bucks Fizz's single still have a good chances for my # 1 of 2017, but somebody also did a comeback : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vec4jNVhbs smile.gif

Based on this fact "Amen" was dethroned after only 1 week at # 1.

"Amen" became 10th number # 1 single for Bucks Fizz in my chart and 12th number one for Cheryl Baker (one solo + "The Bad Old Days").


Hi Alex,

I dont know that act you linked ohmy.gif Thanks for reminding about The Fizz, I love that new single and must check out more of the album. Totally unexpected comeback for me, and I have seen them 3 times in concert (sadly not Jay Aston though) it was 1986-1990-ish. Always put on a great show.

cheers!
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QUOTE(Popchartfreak @ Nov 6 2017, 08:29 PM) *
I dont know that act you linked ohmy.gif

John, are you joking ?

After many number of my comments about them here, on Haven and two most popular Eurovision forums in last 4 years. It's very hard to avoid YVA. laugh.gif

YVA is my all-time # 1 favourite group. wub.gif

YVA is the most popular Lithuanian group, mostly known for Europeans as a particapant of 2 national pre-selections for Eurovision Song Contest with "Barbie" (2005) and "I Dangu" (2009).

YVA is a sexy trio of lead singer Natalija Zvonke (now Bunke), her sister Kristina Ivanova and Goda Sabutyte. "YVA" (Ypatingai Viliojanti Atrakcija) is an abriveatura, on English it means Extremely Seductive Attraction.

Formed in 2003, YVA got their big breakthrough in 2005, when their song "Berniukams" (and debut album of the same title) caused mass hysteria in Lithuania, becoming the biggest hit of the summer. YVA based their success on combination of infectious uptempo pop songs and self promotion. Natalija is probably the most recognizable face of current Lithuanian pop culture Ė she takes part in most of the main music events and never denies an interview.

YVA released 4 albums and a compilation of their greatest hits.

After YVA's split in 2010 Natalija Bunke was a solo singer ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTITKT1fmy0 ) and a member of girl group Pop Ladies. Kristina and Goda also were involved in some other music projects in Lithuania.

In the end of 2016 YVA did a comeback on Lithuanian pop scene with all their original members Natalija, Kristina, Goda. They even had some concerts in London clubs.

"Kaukes" (Masks) is their first new song after 7 years of fans' waiting.

Their comeback / news thread on Haven : http://fatherandy2.proboards.com/thread/88...kes-finally-new
Buzzjack thread for new song : http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=206596

Also you can check my top 100 songs of 2009 (with Youtube links for all songs) here or on Haven forum. It was very successful year for YVA.
In summary it's very original and interesting selection with a lot of low-known songs. smile.gif

http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=204875


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All Bucks Fizz # 1s :
1. Making Your Mind Up
2. The Land Of Make Believe
3. My Camera Never Lies
4. Now Those Days Are Gone
5. If You Can't Stand The Heat
6. Keep Each Other Warm
7. Rules Of The Game
8. Heart Of Stone
9. Dancing In The Rain
10. Amen

Two records were broken. Now Cheryl Baker is the oldest singer with # 1 in my chart (Debbie Harry was the previous record holder with "Maria" in 1999). Also nobody before didn't have a gap in 29 years between # 1 hits.


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surprising #1!
and bucks fizz at 2...
Sufjan Stevens is really good...
the rufus track is a good discovery, nothing to do with chaka!
good to see rita here at last!
and charlotte gainsbourg is good, i recently charted this also...

nice theme to this weeks chart with TFF and A Flock of Seagulls topping and tailing it!...

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Hi John!

8 12 8 2 IMMIGRANT SONG Led Zeppelin 83000 What's brought this up so high on iTunes recently? Its revival has completely passed me by ohmy.gif
9 7 1 10 CRYBABY Paloma Faith 770000
11 6 4 5 GO 2.0 Burak Yeter & Ryan Rybak 224300
12 8 8 7 BEST FRIEND Sofi Tukker featuring NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno 228150
16 23 16 2 HOLY MOUNTAIN Noel Gallagherís High Flying Birds 44250
21 NEW 21 1 YOU WERE RIGHT RUFUS 19750 I was going to send RUFUS to BJSC earlier this year, but now two members have beaten me to them! laugh.gif Two fantastic entries of theirs though!
24 21 6 12 GET LOW Zedd & Liam Payne 367500 We have the same peak for this!
26 17 3 13 DRINK UP Train 603500
32 24 13 9 DUSK TILL DAWN ZAYN featuring Sia 192200
34 34 34 3 PRAYING FOR TIME George Michael 46200
42 28 8 13 I HEAR YOU CALLING DJ Licious 304350
44 NEW 44 1 ANYWHERE Rita Ora 13250
50 44 44 7 HAVANA Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug 59250
57 36 36 5 KAAMOS Tom Fall 66750
59 41 7 13 NEW RULES Dua Lipa 305850
61 49 10 13 WHAT ABOUT US P!nk 278100 Same peak for this too! tongue.gif
62 56 56 3 SILENCE Marshmello featuring Khalid 28100
63 65 63 3 FATHER FIGURE George Michael 21200 My favorite GM song, it's aged very well wub.gif
70 47 14 8 WALK ON WATER Thirty Seconds To Mars 149100

Nice chart biggrin.gif
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Bit late commenting on this laugh.gif

The Tears For Fears song is indeed a good tune although I'm not sure it's up to the standard of a lot of their first album. I actually quite like the Fizz song too ohmy.gif Good to see Flock Of Seagulls joining the retro tracks as well. Is it just me or does the Noel Gallagher track remind you of Plastic Bertrand's «a Plane Pour Moi? There is, of course, also more than a passing resemblance to Get Off Of My Cloud. Hope he doesn't suffer from a case of Verve syndrome.

On the parent / child them, did Sonny and Cher ever top your chart? Perhaps their daughter will record something laugh.gif
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QUOTE(Good Old Days @ Nov 7 2017, 06:50 AM) *
All Bucks Fizz # 1s :
1. Making Your Mind Up
2. The Land Of Make Believe
3. My Camera Never Lies
4. Now Those Days Are Gone
5. If You Can't Stand The Heat
6. Keep Each Other Warm
7. Rules Of The Game
8. Heart Of Stone
9. Dancing In The Rain
10. Amen

Two records were broken. Now Cheryl Baker is the oldest singer with # 1 in my chart (Debbie Harry was the previous record holder with "Maria" in 1999). Also nobody before didn't have a gap in 29 years between # 1 hits.



Hi Alex,
well we agree on 2 number ones (no guesses for which ones!) laugh.gif

I think you have prob mentioned YVA before, but my memory for recent stuff isn't as good as for older stuff, oops!
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QUOTE(toffochews @ Nov 7 2017, 01:24 PM) *
surprising #1!
and bucks fizz at 2...
Sufjan Stevens is really good...
the rufus track is a good discovery, nothing to do with chaka!
good to see rita here at last!
and charlotte gainsbourg is good, i recently charted this also...

nice theme to this weeks chart with TFF and A Flock of Seagulls topping and tailing it!...


Hi Toffo, thanks for the comments, though now you mention it RUFUS def need to enlist Chaka Khan for a guest vocal, just for the LOLS if nothing else! laugh.gif

Charlotte G is doing OK in itunes at the mo too, which is nice to see.

cheers!
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QUOTE(Riser @ Nov 11 2017, 04:36 PM) *
Hi John!

8 12 8 2 IMMIGRANT SONG Led Zeppelin 83000 What's brought this up so high on iTunes recently? Its revival has completely passed me by ohmy.gif
9 7 1 10 CRYBABY Paloma Faith 770000
11 6 4 5 GO 2.0 Burak Yeter & Ryan Rybak 224300
12 8 8 7 BEST FRIEND Sofi Tukker featuring NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno 228150
16 23 16 2 HOLY MOUNTAIN Noel Gallagherís High Flying Birds 44250
21 NEW 21 1 YOU WERE RIGHT RUFUS 19750 I was going to send RUFUS to BJSC earlier this year, but now two members have beaten me to them! laugh.gif Two fantastic entries of theirs though!
24 21 6 12 GET LOW Zedd & Liam Payne 367500 We have the same peak for this!
26 17 3 13 DRINK UP Train 603500
32 24 13 9 DUSK TILL DAWN ZAYN featuring Sia 192200
34 34 34 3 PRAYING FOR TIME George Michael 46200
42 28 8 13 I HEAR YOU CALLING DJ Licious 304350
44 NEW 44 1 ANYWHERE Rita Ora 13250
50 44 44 7 HAVANA Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug 59250
57 36 36 5 KAAMOS Tom Fall 66750
59 41 7 13 NEW RULES Dua Lipa 305850
61 49 10 13 WHAT ABOUT US P!nk 278100 Same peak for this too! tongue.gif
62 56 56 3 SILENCE Marshmello featuring Khalid 28100
63 65 63 3 FATHER FIGURE George Michael 21200 My favorite GM song, it's aged very well wub.gif
70 47 14 8 WALK ON WATER Thirty Seconds To Mars 149100

Nice chart biggrin.gif


Hi Jordan, thanks for dropping by! smile.gif

Led Zep is heavily featured in the new Thor film to great effect, so it's given the track a boost, yay!

Doh! Over RUFUS... I've made some very poor decisions this year on tracks - I couldve sent Portugal.The Man, Kideko, Elizabeth Taylor, among many that would have stopped me DNQ'ing but I opted for others instead laugh.gif

Zedd & P!nk! Snap! biggrin.gif

Father Figure is great, yes, it peaked at 2 in my chart first time round so this is just a little mini-boost to its "sales" totals smile.gif

cheers!
John

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QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Nov 11 2017, 04:49 PM) *
Bit late commenting on this laugh.gif

The Tears For Fears song is indeed a good tune although I'm not sure it's up to the standard of a lot of their first album. I actually quite like the Fizz song too ohmy.gif Good to see Flock Of Seagulls joining the retro tracks as well. Is it just me or does the Noel Gallagher track remind you of Plastic Bertrand's «a Plane Pour Moi? There is, of course, also more than a passing resemblance to Get Off Of My Cloud. Hope he doesn't suffer from a case of Verve syndrome.

On the parent / child them, did Sonny and Cher ever top your chart? Perhaps their daughter will record something laugh.gif


Hi Simon,

thanks for commenting, it's great having TFF back, though I wasn't fast enough to grab tickets at the BIC annoyingly! Sold out right off. Just saw OMD at Soton, fab, the new stuff mostly fit in pretty well with the old stuff, so expect a mini-OMD invasion later today including one track I never charted that you love and picked up on before me laugh.gif

I'm ohmy.gif at you liking The Fizz song (but well done anyway!) laugh.gif

I hadn't noticed the Plastic Bertrand or Get Off My Cloud similarities, but I spotted Mott The Hoople right off (All The Way from Memphis/Roll Away The Stone) right down to the horn section riffs, and the total rip-off of the hook to Ricky Martin's She Bangs - though I expect you're right he was more likely nicking Cloud than Martin laugh.gif

Sonny & Cher did indeed top my chart back in 1972 (All I Ever Need Is You), though Chastity is Chas these days and if he ever recorded anything that would in itself be a couple of records!

Cheers!

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QUOTE(Popchartfreak @ Nov 14 2017, 12:05 PM) *
Hi Alex,
well we agree on 2 number ones (no guesses for which ones!) laugh.gif


John, how successful was "My Camera Never Lies" in your chart ?
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QUOTE(Popchartfreak @ Nov 14 2017, 12:25 PM) *
Hi Simon,

thanks for commenting, it's great having TFF back, though I wasn't fast enough to grab tickets at the BIC annoyingly! Sold out right off. Just saw OMD at Soton, fab, the new stuff mostly fit in pretty well with the old stuff, so expect a mini-OMD invasion later today including one track I never charted that you love and picked up on before me laugh.gif

I'm ohmy.gif at you liking The Fizz song (but well done anyway!) laugh.gif

I hadn't noticed the Plastic Bertrand or Get Off My Cloud similarities, but I spotted Mott The Hoople right off (All The Way from Memphis/Roll Away The Stone) right down to the horn section riffs, and the total rip-off of the hook to Ricky Martin's She Bangs - though I expect you're right he was more likely nicking Cloud than Martin laugh.gif

Sonny & Cher did indeed top my chart back in 1972 (All I Ever Need Is You), though Chastity is Chas these days and if he ever recorded anything that would in itself be a couple of records!

Cheers!

John


Glad you enjoyed OMD! I assume Andy still does his dad dancing laugh.gif They're in Bexhill tomorrow, but I'm seeing Ed Gamble in Brighton instead.
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OMD were on BBC1 yesterday performing Enola Gay along with lots of other 80s acts for Children In Need.
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QUOTE(Good Old Days @ Nov 14 2017, 12:43 PM) *
John, how successful was "My Camera Never Lies" in your chart ?


Hi Alex, good guess, it was Land Of make Believe & Camera never Lies that topped my chart. Plus You And Your Heart So Blue, New Beginnings, and When We Were Young. smile.gif
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OMD were on BBC1 yesterday performing Enola Gay along with lots of other 80s acts for Children In Need.


Hi Rollo and doh! I missed them, how annoying! Ah well iplayer calls me laugh.gif
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