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post Dec 1 2017, 09:37 AM
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In the run-up to Christmas I will be posting Charts of the Christmas Past and giving my thoughts.

Day 1: 1999

Now this is quite a poor year for the big chart contenders. On one end we have two awful cover versions from Westlife, who already had three chart toppers that year and were aiming for a fourth one. The other, Cliff Richard with his dreadful Christmas/New Year single which had been number one for three weeks previous. In the end though it was the lesser of two evils as 'I Have A Dream/Seasons In The Sun' became the fourth number one for Westlife and their first Christmas number one.

At number three a re-issue for 'Imagine' by John Lennon which was previously #1 following his death in 1980. I'm not sure why it was re-issued but it may have had something to do with the end of the millennium. At least that is probably the reason for Europe's appearance at #39 with 'The Final Countdown' and Prince's appearance at #51 with '1999'. Whatever it was, it is my favourite song in the top five with its lyrics still resonating today.

Also worth noting are the two novelty entries in the chart, 'Cognoscenti Vs Intelligentsia' at #4 for Cuban Boys which is more well known as being the 'hamster dance' song, an early example of a viral internet sensation. And at #8 a Christmas classic (not really) 'Mr. Hankey The Christmas Poo'. Yes people actually bought a single by an animated singing poo. The song originated on one of my favourite TV shows 'South Park' back in its infancy.

Two childhood fave groups in S Club 7 and Steps enter at #5 and #7, both with double A-sides which seemed to be quite popular back then especially for pop acts. The only song I actually remember from this lot though is 'Better The Devil You Know', which Kylie does better anyway.

And lastly a shout out to garage classic 'A Little Bit Of Luck' entering at #18 for DJ Luck & MC Neat which would climb in the new year to #9. And another dance song, though less remembered, at #21 for Perfect Phase with 'Horny Horns'.

1 - NEW - 01 - Westlife - I HAVE A DREAM / SEASONS IN THE SUN 213k
05 - 01 - 02 - Cliff Richard - THE MILLENIUM PRAYER 170k
1 - NEW - 03 - John Lennon - IMAGINE 148k
1 - NEW - 04 - Cuban Boys - COGNOSCENTI VS INTELLIGENTSIA 104k
1 - NEW - 05 - S Club 7 - TWO IN A MILLION / YOU'RE MY NUMBER ONE
03 - 02 - 06 - Artful Dodger featuring Craig David - RE-REWIND THE CROWD SAY BO SELECTA
1 - NEW - 07 - Steps - SAY YOU'LL BE MINE / BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW
1 - NEW - 08 - Mr. Hankey - MR. HANKEY THE CHRISTMAS POO
02 - 04 - 09 - William Orbit - BARBER'S ADAGIO FOR STRINGS
02 - 03 - 10 - Vengaboys - KISS (WHEN THE SUN DON'T SHINE)
04 - 05 - 11 - Alice Deejay - BACK IN MY LIFE
04 - 09 - 12 - Boyzone - EVERYDAY I LOVE YOU
09 - 10 - 13 - R Kelly - IF I COULD TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME
05 - 06 - 14 - Wamdue Project - KING OF MY CASTLE
12 - 11 - 15 - Macy Gray - I TRY
02 - 08 - 16 - Len - STEAL MY SUNSHINE
02 - 07 - 17 - Progress pts The Boy Wunda - EVERYBODY
1 - NEW - 18 - DJ Luck and MC Neat - A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK
1 - NEW - 19 - Various Artists For Childrens Promise - IT'S ONLY ROCK N ROLL
06 - 18 - 20 - Robbie Williams - SHE'S THE ONE / IT'S ONLY US
1 - NEW - 21 - Perfect Phase - HORNY HORNS
04 - 16 - 22 - Melanie C - NORTHERN STAR
03 - 12 - 23 - Mario Piu - COMMUNICATION (SOMEBODY ANSWER THE PHONE)
08 - 21 - 24 - Five - KEEP ON MOVIN'
02 - 13 - 25 - B*Witched / Ladysmith Black Mambaza - I SHALL BE THERE
06 - 23 - 26 - Will Smith - WILL 2K
04 - 15 - 27 - Lolly - BIG BOYS DON'T CRY / ROCKIN' ROBIN
09 - 27 - 28 - Westlife - FLYING WITHOUT WINGS
03 - 24 - 29 - Celine Dion - THAT'S THE WAY IT IS
04 - 19 - 30 - Martine McCutcheon - TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP / LOVE ME
02 - 17 - 31 - Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews - BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE
02 - 14 - 32 - Queen and David Bowie - UNDER PRESSURE
02 - 20 - 33 - Daniel O'Donnell - A CHRISTMAS KISS
1 - NEW - 34 - Charlotte Church - JUST WAVE HELLO
03 - 22 - 35 - Atomic Kitten - RIGHT NOW
14 - 30 - 36 - Eiffel 65 - BLUE (DA BA DEE)
03 - 25 - 37 - Bob Marley featuring Lauryn Hill - TURN YOUR LIGHTS DOWN LOW
03 - 26 - 38 - Whitney Houston - I LEARNED FROM THE BEST
1 - NEW - 39 - Europe - THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
11 - 34 - 40 - Christina Aguilera - GENIE IN A BOTTLE

07 - 35 - 41 - Jennifer Lopez - WAITING FOR TONIGHT
07 - 29 - 42 - Geri Halliwell - LIFT ME UP
03 - 33 - 43 - Corrs - RADIO
1 - NEW - 44 - Marvin and Tamara - NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST
13 - 46 - 45 - Shania Twain - MAN! I FEEL LIKE A WOMAN
02 - 32 - 46 - TLC - DEAR LIE
06 - 38 - 47 - a1 - EVERYTIME / READY OR NOT
1 - NEW - 48 - James - WE'RE GOING TO MISS YOU
02 - 36 - 49 - LeAnn Rimes - CRAZY
03 - 37 - 50 - A Teens - SUPER TROUPER
02 - 63 - 51 - Prince - 1999
02 - 31 - 52 - Charlatans - MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND
02 - 28 - 53 - Beastie Boys - ALIVE
03 - 40 - 54 - Jamiroquai - KING FOR A DAY
05 - 48 - 55 - Texas - WHEN WE ARE TOGETHER
1 - NEW - 56 - Holly Johnson - THE POWER OF LOVE
07 - 51 - 57 - Tin Tin Out featuring Emma Buntan - WHAT I AM
11 - 56 - 58 - Ann Lee - 2 TIMES
06 - 52 - 59 - Travis - TURN
08 - 54 - 60 - Mariah Carey - HEARTBREAKER
05 - 44 - 61 - Glamma Kid - WHY
1 - NEW - 62 - Solid Gold Chartbusters - I WANNA 1-2-1 WITH YOU
07 - 50 - 63 - Another Level - BOMB DIGGY
03 - 41 - 64 - Salt 'n' Pepper - THE BRICK TRACK VERSUS GITTY UP
05 - 53 - 65 - Garbage - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
02 - 39 - 66 - Nine Inch Nails - WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER
06 - 64 - 67 - Ricky Martin - SHAKE YOUR BON-BON
04 - 42 - 68 - Phats and Small - TONITE
09 - 58 - 69 - Backstreet Boys - LARGER THAN LIFE
02 - 45 - 70 - Enrique Iglesias - RHYTHM DEVINE
02 - 49 - 71 - Y Tribe featuring Elizabeth Troy - ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
02 - 43 - 72 - Thunderbugs - IT'S ABOUT TIME YOU WERE MINE
07 - 60 - 73 - Savage Garden - I KNEW I LOVED YOU
1 - NEW - 74 - John 00 Flemming - LOST IN EMOTION
02 - 55 - 75 - Lou Bega - I GOT A GIRL
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post Dec 1 2017, 10:56 AM
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Ooh , looking forward to seeing the rest of these. It's a pretty grim top ten apart from John Lennon and William Orbit.
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post Dec 1 2017, 11:31 AM
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William Orbit is the standout from that top 10, and I also like John Lennon and Artful Dodger/Craig David.
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William Orbit is definitely the high point in that top 10, some other good songs though and these are the best ones...

02 - 04 - 09 - William Orbit - BARBER'S ADAGIO FOR STRINGS
05 - 06 - 14 - Wamdue Project - KING OF MY CASTLE
12 - 11 - 15 - Macy Gray - I TRY
02 - 08 - 16 - Len - STEAL MY SUNSHINE
04 - 16 - 22 - Melanie C - NORTHERN STAR
03 - 26 - 38 - Whitney Houston - I LEARNED FROM THE BEST
11 - 34 - 40 - Christina Aguilera - GENIE IN A BOTTLE
02 - 32 - 46 - TLC - DEAR LIE
02 - 63 - 51 - Prince - 1999
02 - 28 - 53 - Beastie Boys - ALIVE
05 - 53 - 65 - Garbage - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
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QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Dec 1 2017, 10:56 AM) *
Ooh , looking forward to seeing the rest of these. It's a pretty grim top ten apart from John Lennon and William Orbit.


yes, I recall at the time thinking it would hard to find a worse chart than this one - SO wrong, of course laugh.gif

Let's ignore the oldies.

Fab: Len
Melanie C
Five
Texas
Garbage
Backstreet Boys

Yes, girlbands and boybands make up half of the few fab tracks ohmy.gif

A host of decent records other than that, but I'm afraid they are drowned out by the just awful, awful, awful, awful drivel of Cliff, Mr Hankey, Vengaboys, Daniel O'Donnell and the very very poor efforts of the cover versions, among many others.
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From top 10.
Best : Steps
Worst : William Orbit

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Yeah, William Orbit's a clear highlight here, one of the best trance tunes ever heart.gif Oh dear tho, things must be bad when Mr Hankey, the Christmas Poo is actually one of the best songs in that top 10 non ironically lmao mellow.gif I have always quite liked that Westlife cover tho for my sins, makes me feel Christmassy.

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Thanks for doing these Dan! Surprised there's no commentary on William Orbit, I know your a huge dance fan. One of the best dance tracks of all time for me.

Distinct lack of Christmas tracks but Tom and Cherys version of Baby it's Cold Outside is the most common current version of the track still in 2017!

Anyone know how Imagine sold so much then - was it playlisted by radio?
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QUOTE(ChristmasEve201 @ Dec 1 2017, 09:06 PM) *
Thanks for doing these Dan! Surprised there's no commentary on William Orbit, I know your a huge dance fan. One of the best dance tracks of all time for me.

Distinct lack of Christmas tracks but Tom and Cherys version of Baby it's Cold Outside is the most common current version of the track still in 2017!

Anyone know how Imagine sold so much then - was it playlisted by radio?

I think it was largely a matter of a popular song being made available again. Don't forget that, in the absence of downloads, old singles simply were not available to buy.
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I have to say I loved Cliff's and of course John Lennon, the rest I cannot remember....except Robbie smile.gif

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post Dec 1 2017, 11:21 PM
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QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Dec 1 2017, 09:24 PM) *
I think it was largely a matter of a popular song being made available again. Don't forget that, in the absence of downloads, old singles simply were not available to buy.

Is that all it was then? The Aled Jones report mentioned it was the first time it was available on CD as a single, but it being released in time for the Christmas chart makes me think there was some sort of get it to #1 campaign going on.

Also here's where I mention that while both are great, I prefer the Tiësto version of 'Adagio For Strings' to William Orbit's. Thought that might be a minority opinion on Buzzjack, the Tiësto version is held in higher regard in the EDM community (and has actually sold more copies despite a much lower peak thanks to good download sales).
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The Imagine release was definitely targeted at getting the #1 for the turn of the century.
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QUOTE(dandy* @ Dec 2 2017, 09:24 AM) *
The Imagine release was definitely targeted at getting the #1 for the turn of the century.

Those campaigns wee more difficult in the days when most people didn't have internet access. OTOH, there were a lot of people who hadn't previously had much opportunity to buy it a a single.
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QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Dec 1 2017, 09:24 PM) *
I think it was largely a matter of a popular song being made available again. Don't forget that, in the absence of downloads, old singles simply were not available to buy.


Thanks just thought if it achieved those sales it may have got promo, but there may have been a tv show or something at the time. Plus the millennium fitted well with it!
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post Dec 2 2017, 02:34 PM
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Day 2: 1997

We now go back to the year I was born, where Spice Girls were campaigning for their second consecutive Christmas Number One which they easily got. In my opinion though the song is really boring and one of their worst, it seems all very hype over substance in this case and even then, this didn't sell as much in its first week as others by them. I would honestly prefer the Teletubbies, who were the previous week's #1 and dropped to #2. It's awful and barely qualifies as a song, but is still more entertaining than 'Too Much'. I suppose most of the sales here were parents buying it for their kids although it wouldn't surprise me if people also bought it just for the lolz. At number three is the awful charity single 'Perfect Day', it's even worse than most other charity singles with the screeching in it.

Outside of the top three it just looks like an ordinary chart with big hits of the year lingering, though we also have a token charity release this year from Chicken Shed entering at #15 which is apparently a British theatre company. It is as cliched as it sounds. And one place above Vanilla with 'No Way No Way' which is infamous for being so laughably terrible so no wonder people bought it in Christmas week. Rapper Mase has a top 10 new entry with a non-event song and a few other new entries further down include Paul McCartney's failed attempt at another hit at Christmas.

My favourite track in the top 10 would have to be 'Torn' though I also like 'Angels', 'Never Ever', 'Together Again', and 'Barbie Girl' for its novelty value.

1 - NEW - 01 - Spice Girls - TOO MUCH 252k
03 - 01 - 02 - Teletubbies - TELETUBBIES SAY EH-OH! 202k
05 - 02 - 03 - Various Artists - PERFECT DAY
06 - 04 - 04 - All Saints - NEVER EVER
03 - 06 - 05 - Janet Jackson - TOGETHER AGAIN
10 - 03 - 06 - Aqua - BARBIE GIRL
03 - 05 - 07 - Robbie Williams - ANGELS
08 - 08 - 08 - Natalie Imbruglia - TORN
04 - 07 - 09 - Boyzone - BABY CAN I HOLD YOU / SHOOTING STAR
1 - NEW - 10 - Mase - FEEL SO GOOD
15 - 10 - 11 - Elton John - CANDLE IN THE WIND '97 / SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
05 - 09 - 12 - Steven Houghton - WIND BENEATH MY WINGS
07 - 13 - 13 - Barbra Streisand And Celine Dion - TELL HIM
02 - RE - 14 - Vanilla - NO WAY NO WAY
1 - NEW - 15 - Chicken Shed - I AM IN LOVE WITH THE WORLD
02 - 11 - 16 - Celine Dion - THE REASON
05 - 14 - 17 - Lutricia McNeal - AIN'T THAT JUST THE WAY
04 - 16 - 18 - Reds United - SING UP FOR THE CHAMPIONS!
03 - 15 - 19 - Five - SLAM DUNK (DA FUNK)
06 - 20 - 20 - Steps - 5, 6, 7, 8
05 - 23 - 21 - Louise - LET'S GO ROUND AGAIN
03 - 22 - 22 - Sheryl Crow - TOMORROW NEVER DIES
12 - 25 - 23 - Backstreet Boys - AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME
06 - 27 - 24 - Hot Chocolate - YOU SEXY THING
1 - NEW - 25 - Paul McCartney - BEAUTIFUL NIGHT
02 - 28 - 26 - Seahorses - YOU CAN TALK TO ME
03 - 29 - 27 - Verve - LUCKY MAN
07 - 31 - 28 - PF Project Featuring Ewan McGregor - CHOOSE LIFE
02 - 18 - 29 - Bryan Adams - BACK TO YOU
02 - 19 - 30 - Propellerheads And Shirley Bassey - HISTORY REPEATING
04 - 30 - 31 - Gala - LET A BOY CRY
1 - NEW - 32 - Rakim - GUESS WHO'S BACK
02 - 12 - 33 - U2 - IF GOD WILL SEND HIS ANGELS
02 - 17 - 34 - Sting And The Police - ROXANNE '97
02 - 24 - 35 - Levellers - DOGTRAIN
1 - NEW - 36 - Fountains Of Wayne - I WANT AN ALIEN FOR CHRISTMAS
10 - 34 - 37 - Spice Girls - SPICE UP YOUR LIFE
1 - NEW - 38 - Aerosmith - PINK
03 - 36 - 39 - Will Smith - JUST CRUISIN'
03 - 33 - 40 - Blackstreet - (MONEY CAN'T) BUY ME LOVE

02 - 26 - 41 - Red 5 - LIFT ME UP
03 - 37 - 42 - Mariah Carey - BUTTERFLY / FLY AWAY / THE ROOF
02 - 21 - 43 - Bjork - BACHELORETTE
03 - 39 - 44 - Jamiroquai - HIGH TIMES
02 - 38 - 45 - Powerhouse - RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT
05 - 48 - 46 - Prodigy - SMACK MY BITCH UP
19 - 45 - 47 - Chumbawamba - TUBTHUMPING
11 - 44 - 48 - Sash! Featuring La Trec - STAY
02 - 32 - 49 - Busta Rhymes - DANGEROUS
06 - 46 - 50 - Hanson - I WILL COME TO YOU
05 - 49 - 51 - Aaron Carter - CRUSH ON YOU
02 - 40 - 52 - Serious Danger - DEEPER
02 - 35 - 53 - Chicane - LOST YOU SOMEWHERE
04 - 47 - 54 - Todd Terry Presents Shannon - IT'S OVER LOVE
03 - 42 - 55 - Space Brothers - FORGIVEN (I FEEL YOUR LOVE)
02 - 52 - 56 - Maureen Rees - DRIVING IN MY CAR
1 - NEW - 57 - Paid And Live - ALL MY TIME
04 - 54 - 58 - M People - FANTASY ISLAND
05 - 56 - 59 - Woolpackers - LINE DANCE PARTY
14 - 65 - 60 - Dario G - SUNCHYME
02 - 41 - 61 - Vanessa-Mae - I FEEL LOVE
13 - 67 - 62 - Oasis - STAND BY ME
02 - 43 - 63 - Corrs - I NEVER LOVED YOU ANYWAY
09 - 60 - 64 - N-Trance Featuring Rod Stewart - DO YOU THINK I'M SEXY?
02 - 50 - 65 - No Doubt - SUNDAY MORNING
05 - 58 - 66 - Shola Ama - WHO'S LOVING MY BABY
1 - NEW - 67 - Gant - SOUND BWOY BURIAL / ALL NIGHT LONG
07 - 64 - 68 - Moby - JAMES BOND THEME
04 - 53 - 69 - Kylie Minogue - DID IT AGAIN
02 - 51 - 70 - Course - BEST LOVE
03 - 59 - 71 - Dreem Teem - THE THEME
03 - 57 - 72 - Beth Orton Featuring Terry Callier - BEST BIT EP
03 - 66 - 73 - Lightning Seeds - WHAT YOU SAY
06 - 75 - 74 - Pulp - HELP THE AGED
12 - 71 - 75 - Eternal - ANGEL OF MINE
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QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Dec 2 2017, 10:51 AM) *
Those campaigns wee more difficult in the days when most people didn't have internet access. OTOH, there were a lot of people who hadn't previously had much opportunity to buy it a a single.

Oh yes, it was definitely a chance to get it in better quality - but I remember there being TV shows etc all over the place proclaiming it the best song of the millennium etc and it managing to have quite a lot of hype around it.


As for the second day of retro advent, here are my favourites:

05 - 02 - 03 - Various Artists - PERFECT DAY
06 - 04 - 04 - All Saints - NEVER EVER
03 - 06 - 05 - Janet Jackson - TOGETHER AGAIN
03 - 05 - 07 - Robbie Williams - ANGELS
08 - 08 - 08 - Natalie Imbruglia - TORN
05 - 14 - 17 - Lutricia McNeal - AIN'T THAT JUST THE WAY
03 - 22 - 22 - Sheryl Crow - TOMORROW NEVER DIES
03 - 29 - 27 - Verve - LUCKY MAN
07 - 31 - 28 - PF Project Featuring Ewan McGregor - CHOOSE LIFE
02 - 19 - 30 - Propellerheads And Shirley Bassey - HISTORY REPEATING
04 - 30 - 31 - Gala - LET A BOY CRY
02 - 21 - 43 - Bjork - BACHELORETTE
03 - 39 - 44 - Jamiroquai - HIGH TIMES
05 - 48 - 46 - Prodigy - SMACK MY BITCH UP
19 - 45 - 47 - Chumbawamba - TUBTHUMPING
11 - 44 - 48 - Sash! Featuring La Trec - STAY
02 - 35 - 53 - Chicane - LOST YOU SOMEWHERE
03 - 42 - 55 - Space Brothers - FORGIVEN (I FEEL YOUR LOVE)
14 - 65 - 60 - Dario G - SUNCHYME
07 - 64 - 68 - Moby - JAMES BOND THEME
04 - 53 - 69 - Kylie Minogue - DID IT AGAIN
03 - 57 - 72 - Beth Orton Featuring Terry Callier - BEST BIT EP
03 - 66 - 73 - Lightning Seeds - WHAT YOU SAY
06 - 75 - 74 - Pulp - HELP THE AGED
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That 97 top 10 had 6 eventual million sellers in it. Sales were at a massive peak that year.
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'Mr. Hankey The Christmas Poo' heart.gif iconic track (although not as good as 'Chocolate Salty Balls' of course - hard to believe that South Park spawned not one but two actual UK top 10 singles, I guess the closest thing to that happening again recently was Family Guy popularising 'Surfin' Bird' and inspiring the Xmas #1 campaign for it, unless I'm forgetting any other obvious examples of hit singles from cartoons).

I didn't realise how old 'A Little Bit Of Luck' was, always thought it was from the mid early 00s ohmy.gif
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5,6,7,8- the debut Steps single on that Christmas chart had already sold 130K at that point and moved 18-22-23-{17}-20-20, it would re-peak at #14 in January 1998 and go on to spend 14 weeks in the Top 40 in total.
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Day 3: 2005

Now back to 2005 which is a special Christmas chart for being the first to feature an X-Factor winner at number one, it also had the biggest first week sales of any with nearly a whopping three quarters of a million being sold. Honestly I don't think it's worth that much but it is one of the better winning singles even if only for it being an original song, although it was shockingly a Westlife reject as it was apparently even too cheesy for them (speaking of which they are also here at #4 with a boring forgettable song which is what you'd expect from them). It also gave us the iconic Ablisa moment a few years later in the X-Factor auditions (they sang the song terribly and then ended up fighting each other). There really was no contest as Nizlopi, the previous week's #1, came nowhere close, thankfully anyway because that song is seriously awful and I know I'm in the minority here. I don't get it.

The best song in the entire top 10 though is the seasonal classic that is 'Fairytale Of New York' re-released officially in aid of the investigation into Kirsty MacColl's accidental death. It has re-entered the top 40 every year since but has got no higher than #3 in the 21st century which is where it charted this year. Eminem also enters at #5 with 'When I'm Gone', an emotional song about him considering leaving the rap game (he didn't in the end) and raising his daughter - fitting for this time of the year. Another great song entering the top 10 is Coldplay's 'Talk' at #10, clearly the Christmas rush didn't stop these artists from releasing new singles. 'Talk' seems rather forgotten now sadly as it is one of their best of the 00s. Other than The Pogues, my favourite in the top 10 is 'Hung Up' from Madonna which was a former #1.

Girls Aloud's attempt at a Christmas number one (clearly considering the winter themed video) was a 'See the Day' cover which fell a bit flat at #9, like most of their ballads it isn't that great - they do uptempo much better. Embarrassingly it got outsold by Crazy Frog's Christmas effort 'Jingle Bells' which falls a place to #6. I love 'Axel F' but at this point the joke was wearing thin and this won't be going on my Christmas playlist.

As always there are a few charity songs making entries. The EP 'George Best - A Tribute' enters at #21 based on just sales from Northern Ireland apparently, which climbs into the top five when released nationwide. It's a nice sentiment as a tribute to 59-year old football player Best but quite a boring cover of 'You Raise Me Up' and I won't be listening to the rest of the EP. Choirboys get their cover of 'Tears In Heaven' to #22, it's sweet but really not the type of music I'm into. One of the members Patrick Aspbury died at the age of 23 earlier this year which makes this even more sad of a listen.

Dance and borderline novelty hit 'I Like Girls' by Hound Dogs brings the tempo back up as a new entry at #26. From a quick listen it sounds like something Snakey would love, yes it is funky house. biggrin.gif Shame this wasn't bigger, though it at least got five weeks in the top 40 which is good for a #26 hit. And of course we had to have a Christmas version of 'Amarillo' in 2005, and at #30 is '(Is This The Way To) Santa's Grotto' which is credited to Santa himself. laugh.gif I never knew this existed but I'm glad I do now. *__*

Finally at #32 a new entry for Mary J Bilge with 'Be Without You', a song I thought was bigger though it appears it was one of those songs that peaked low and spent a while in the chart, only 3 weeks top 40 but 23 weeks top 100. Not a song I've heard in a long while, but I do quite like it. Also worth mentioning is a rare appearance of a new Christmas song in the top 40, 'Under the Tree' by Waterbabies which climbs to #27 is an original Christmas song from that year but hasn't been heard much of since. I know the song has a few fans here though.



1 ( NE) That's My Goal (By Shayne Ward) 1 Wk 740k
2 ( 1 ) JCB Song (By Nizlopi) 2 Wks
3 ( NE) Fairytale Of New York (By Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl) 1 Wk
4 ( 2 ) When You Tell Me That You Love Me (By Westlife With Diana Ross) 2 Wks
5 ( NE) When I'm Gone (By Eminem) 1 Wk
6 ( 5 ) Jingle Bells / Can't Touch This (By Crazy Frog) 2 Wks
7 ( 3 ) Stickwitu (By Pussycat Dolls) 4 Wks
8 ( 4 ) Hung Up (By Madonna) 7 Wks
9 ( NE) See The Day (By Girls Aloud) 1 Wk
10 ( NE) Talk (By Coldplay) 1 Wk
11 ( NE) Goodbye My Lover (By James Blunt) 1 Wk
12 ( 6 ) Ugly (By Sugababes) 3 Wks
13 ( 7 ) My Humps (By Black Eyed Peas) 6 Wks
14 ( 12) No Worries (By Simon Webbe) 7 Wks
15 ( 10) You Raise Me Up (By Westlife) 9 Wks
16 ( 8 ) Advertising Space (By Robbie Williams) 2 Wks
17 ( 13) Because Of You (By Kelly Clarkson) 4 Wks
18 ( 14) Listen To Your Heart (By DHT Featuring Edmee) 3 Wks
19 ( 11) Don't Forget About Us (By Mariah Carey) 2 Wks
20 ( 16) Dirty Harry (By Gorillaz) 5 Wks
21 ( NE) George Best - A Tribute (By Brian Kennedy / Peter Cory) 1 Wk
22 ( NE) Tears In Heaven (By Choirboys) 1 Wk
23 ( 24) Ever Blazin' (By Sean Paul) 4 Wks
24 ( 9 ) Ultraviolet / The Ballad Of Paul K (By McFly) 2 Wks
25 ( 17) I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (By Arctic Monkeys) 10 Wks
26 ( NE) I Like Girls (By Hound Dogs) 1 Wk
27 ( 30) Under The Tree (By Waterbabies) 2 Wks
28 ( 25) Don't Love You No More (I'm Sorry) (By Craig David) 8 Wks
29 ( 21) Biology (By Girls Aloud) 6 Wks
30 ( NE) (Is This The Way To) Santa's Grotto (By Santa) 1 Wk
31 ( 23) Your Body (By Tom Novy Featuring Michael Marshall) 5 Wks
32 ( NE) Be Without You (By Mary J Blige) 1 Wk
33 ( 19) Jerusalem (By Keedie And The England Cricket Team) 2 Wks
34 ( 28) Bad Day (By Daniel Powter) 22 Wks
35 ( 26) If It's Lovin' That You Want (By Rihanna) 4 Wks
36 ( 20) Let There Be Love (By Oasis) 4 Wks
37 ( 22) I Just Can't Get Enough (By Herd And Fitz Featuring Abigail Bailey) 3 Wks
38 ( 18) Juicebox (By Strokes) 3 Wks
39 ( 31) Window Shopper (By 50 Cent) 5 Wks
40 ( 32) Don't Cha (By Pussycat Dolls Featuring Busta Rhymes) 16 Wks

41 ( 35) Push The Button (By Sugababes) 13 Wks
42 ( 37) You're Beautiful (By James Blunt) 30 Wks
43 ( 33) Heard 'Em Say (By Kanye West Featuring Adam Levine) 3 Wks
44 ( 36) Tripping (By Robbie Williams) 12 Wks
45 ( 29) Even God Can't Change The Past (By Charlotte Church) 3 Wks
46 ( 15) A Pain That I'm Used To (By Depeche Mode) 2 Wks
47 ( 44) Fix You (By Coldplay) 16 Wks
48 ( 34) Walk Away (By Franz Ferdinand) 3 Wks
49 ( 45) Gold Digger (By Kanye West Featuring Jamie Foxx) 14 Wks
50 ( 47) Dare (By Gorillaz Featuring Shaun Ryder) 17 Wks
51 ( 49) Since U Been Gone (By Kelly Clarkson) 25 Wks
52 ( 38) Rocket (A Natural Gambler) (By Braund Reynolds) 3 Wks
53 ( 40) Can I Have It Like That (By Pharrell Featuring Gwen Stefani) 8 Wks
54 ( 53) Doctor Pressure (By Mylo Vs Miami Sound Machine) 16 Wks
55 ( 39) What Else Is There? (By Royksopp) 3 Wks
56 ( 46) Switch It On (By Will Young) 6 Wks
57 ( 43) Love Generation (By Bob Sinclar Featuring Gary Pine) 11 Wks
58 ( 42) I Cried For You / Just Like Heaven (By Katie Melua) 3 Wks
59 ( 61) Feel Good Inc (By Gorillaz) 37 Wks
60 ( 41) One Way Ticket (By Darkness) 6 Wks
61 ( 59) I Predict A Riot / Sink That Ship (By Kaiser Chiefs) 18 Wks
62 ( 55) Suddenly I See (By KT Tunstall) 17 Wks
63 ( 27) No Goodbyes (By Subways) 2 Wks
64 ( 48) A Night To Remember (By Liberty X) 6 Wks
65 ( 60) Nine Million Bicycles (By Katie Melua) 14 Wks
66 ( 67) Insomnia 2005 (By Faithless) 16 Wks
67 ( 65) We Be Burnin' (By Sean Paul) 15 Wks
68 ( 70) I Like The Way (By Bodyrockers) 36 Wks
69 ( 54) B*itch (By Dave McCullen) 4 Wks
70 ( 73) Behind These Hazel Eyes (By Kelly Clarkson) 14 Wks
71 ( 64) Hard To Beat (By Hard-Fi) 27 Wks
72 ( 50) Albion (By Babyshambles) 4 Wks
73 ( NE) Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime (By Cantamus Girls Choir) 1 Wk
74 ( 52) Lighters Up (By Lil' Kim) 7 Wks
75 ( 80) (Is This The Way To) Amarillo (By Tony Christie Featuring Peter Kay) 41 Wks
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