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post Aug 22 2018, 07:29 PM
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Using this thread to post the 'Nationalities' lists from previous years as I compile them. The 2018 list will be updated at the end of each month.
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Nationalities of Top 40 Entries (2017)
Only songs which entered the Top 40 for the first time in 2017 are counted.

By Artist
(Each artist only counts once. Both main and featured artists count)

UK: 72 (JP Cooper, Jax Jones, RAYE, Adele, Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Snakehips, Tinie Tempah, Rag’n’Bone Man, Stormzy, James Arthur, Anne-Marie, Take That, Coldplay, Calvin Harris, Little Mix, Steps, Clean Bandit, Giggs, Jorja Smith, Sampha, ZAYN, Harry Styles, Disciples, J HUS, Ghetts, Ellie Goulding, Jonas Blue, Liam Payne, Captain Ska, Rita Ora, Liam Gallagher, Sigala, Ella Eyre, Artists For Grenfell, Liv’N’G, Rudimental, Olly Murs, Louisa Johnson, Stefflon Don, Yungen, Yxng Bane, Louis Tomlinson, Digital Farm Animals, Matt Terry, Charli XCX, Duke Dumont, Gorgon City, James Hype, Kelli-Leigh, Sam Smith, Craig David, Mabel, Kojo Funds, Big Shaq, Paloma Faith, Chris & Kem, Donae’o, CamelPhat, Elderbrook, Krept & Konan, MNEK, Dave, MoStack, Elbow, Katie Melua*, Not3s, Bastille, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Rak-Su, Naughty Boy, Ramz)
USA: 70 (Machine Gun Kelly, Camila Cabello*, Cheat Codes, The Chainsmokers, Sage the Gemini, Migos, Tinashe, Major Lazer**, Nicki Minaj*, Train, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Maroon 5, Future, Frank Ocean, Bruno Mars, Julia Michaels, Quavo, Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, Young Thug, Ariana Grande, Future, Jason Derulo, Ty Dolla $ign, Lady Gaga, Kehlani, French Montana*, Swae Lee, Paramore, Lana Del Rey, Demi Lovato, DJ Khaled, Chance the Rapper, Charlie Puth, Kyle, Lil Yachty, Miley Cyrus, Maggie Lindemann, Imagine Dragons, Lil Uzi Vert. Bryson Tiller, Big Sean, Post Malone, Hailee Steinfeld, Kesha, Gucci Mane, Bebe Rexha, NAATIONS, P!NK, BloodPop, CNCO***, Chris Brown, Macklemore, Skylar Grey, Taylor Swift, SZA, Marshmello, Khalid, Logic, Kelly Clarkson, 21 Savage, XXXTENTACION, Cardi B, MK, Portugal. The Man, NF, NERD, Lil Pump, Beyoncé)
Canada: 7 (PARTYNEXTDOOR, Alessia Cara, Drake, Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Michael Bublé)
Australia: 5 (Starley, William Singe, Torye Sivan, Sia, Kylie Minogue)
Sweden: 4 (Zara Larsson, Avicii, Sandro Cavazza, Axwell /\ Ingrosso)
France: 3 (David Guetta, Martin Solveig, Willy William)
Germany: 3 (Robin Schulz, Zedd*, Boney M.****)
Denmark: 2 (MŘ, Martin Jensen)
Ireland: 2 (Niall Horan, The Script)
Jamaica: 2 (Sean Paul, Skip Marley)
Netherlands: 2 (Martin Garrix, Afrojack)
Norway: 2 (Kygo, Ina Wroldsen)
Puerto Rico: 2 (Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee)
Barbados: 1 (Rihanna)
Colombia: 1 (J Balvin)
Finland: 1 (ALMA)
Haiti: 1 (Wyclef Jean)
New Zealand: 1 (Lorde)
Nigeria: 1 (Mr Eazi)
South Africa: 1 (Black Coffee)
Spain: 1 (Enrique Iglesias)
*These acts were all born in different countries (Cuba for Camila, South Africa for Troye, Russia for Zedd, Trinidad & Tobago for Nicki, Morocco for Montana, Georgia for Katie) but left at a very young age.
**Whilst Major Lazer consist of three different nationalities, they are widely thought of as being American.
***Whilst CNCO all originate from different countries, they all live and are based in the USA.
****Whilst Boney M. all originate from different countries, they were based in West Germany (now Germany).

By Song
(The nationality of the song is determined by the artist with lead credit. If there is a joint lead credit then each nationality gets 0.5 added to its count)

UK: 90
USA: 70
Canada: 15.5
Australia: 3.5
Germany: 3.5
Sweden: 3
France: 3
Ireland: 3
Norway: 2
Netherlands: 1.5
Denmark: 1
Finland: 1
Jamaica: 1
New Zealand: 1
Puerto Rico: 1
Spain: 1
Barbados: 0.5
Colombia: 0.5
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What song did Boney M get in the chart with?
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QUOTE(WhoOdyssey @ Aug 22 2018, 08:42 PM) *
What song did Boney M get in the chart with?

Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord went Top 40 for the first time this year!
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QUOTE(PeteFromLeeds @ Aug 22 2018, 09:01 PM) *
Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord went Top 40 for the first time this year!

Ah, that was really confusing me! laugh.gif
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QUOTE(PeteFromLeeds @ Aug 22 2018, 09:01 PM) *
Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord went Top 40 for the first time this year!

That's just the OCC being confusing and splitting its chart run into 2 entities. It was actually a #1 single in 1978.
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QUOTE(danG @ Aug 22 2018, 09:21 PM) *
That's just the OCC being confusing and splitting its chart run into 2 entities. It was actually a #1 single in 1978.

The version that went to #1 was just called 'Mary's Boy Child' so I assumed they were different versions of the song.
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No, it's the same song.
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Silly OCC!
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QUOTE(PeteFromLeeds @ Aug 22 2018, 09:26 PM) *
The version that went to #1 was just called 'Mary's Boy Child' so I assumed they were different versions of the song.

It's official title was always Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord.
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Well since I've got some free time magic.gif

Nationalities of Top 40 Entries (2016)
Only songs which entered the Top 40 for the first time in 2016 are counted.

By Artist
(Each artist only counts once. Both main and featured artists count)

UK: 67 (Snakehips, Craig David, Big Narstie, Little Mix, The 1975, Ellie Goulding, Jonas Blue, Dakota, ZAYN, Coldplay, Viola Beach, Riton, Tinie Tempah, Sigala, Imani Williams, DJ Fresh, Blonde, Kyla, The Vamps, Kevin Simm, AlunaGeorge, Bipolar Sunshine, Skepta, Calum Scott, Calvin Harris, The Stone Roses, Invictus Games Choir, Gareth Malone, Sigma, Take That, Clean Bandit, Louisa Johnson, Adele, Dua Lipa, The Neales, Tom Odell, John Newman, Bastille, Dizzee Rascal, JP Cooper, Becky Hill, Olly Murs, M.O, Anne-Marie, Tieks, Dan Harkna, Offaiah, Digital Farm Animals, James Arthur, Emeli Sande, Dyo, RAYE, Kideko, George Kwali, Nadia Rose, Sweetie Irie, Mark Morrison, Nathan Sykes, Robbie Williams, The XX, Birdy, Tom Zanetti, Sadie Ama, Rag’n’Bone Man, Charlie XCX, Louis Tomlinson, Matt Terry)
USA: 67 (Tinashe, Chance the Rapper, Maty Noyes, Jason Derulo, X Ambassadors, Elle King, Dawin, Charlie Puth, Beyoncé, Twenty One Pilots, G-Eazy, Bebe Rexha, Mike Posner, Fifth Harmony, Ty Dolla Sign, Selena Gomez, Natalie La Rose, Ariana Grande, DNCE, The Chainsmokers, Rozes, Meghan Trainor, Kanye West, Swizz Beats, Desiigner, P!nk, Disturbed, Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, Nick Jonas, Justin Timberlake, Will.i.am, Pia Mia, Cheat Codes, Chris Brown, gnash, Olivia O’Brien, Daya, OneRepublic, DJ Khaled, Nile Rodgers, Kent Jones, MK, Katy Perry, Major Lazer, Halsey, Fetty Wap, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, Logic, Nicki Minaj*, Cash Cash, Nelly, Lady GaGa, Hailee Steinfeld, Hailee Steinfeld, Phoebe Ryan, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane, Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall, John Legend, Lil Yachty, Steve Aoki, Taylor Swift)
Netherlands: 7 (Tiesto, Oliver Heldens, Kris Kross Amsterdam, Martin Garrix, LVNDSCAPE, Bolier, Dante Klein)
Sweden: 7 (Zara Larsson, Galantis, Tove Lo, Mike Perry, Shy Martin, NEIKED, Nevada)
Canada: 6 (Drake, Alessia Cara, The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé)
France: 5 (David Guetta, DJ Snake, Kungs, Christine & The Queens, Daft Punk)
Australia: 4 (Sia, Cookin’ On 3 Burners, 5 Seconds of Summer, Hook N Sling)
Jamaica: 4 (Omi, Popcaan, Bob Marley, Sean Paul)
Norway: 3 (Kygo, Alan Walker*, Matoma)
Denmark: 2 (Lukas Graham, MO)
Nigeria: 2 (Kah-Lo, Wizkid)
Barbados: 1 (Rihanna)
Germany: 1 (Zedd*)
Ghana: 1 (Reggie ‘n’ Bollie)
Ireland: 1 (Niall Horan)
Italy: 1 (Benny Benassi)

*These acts were all born in different countries but left at a very young age.

By Song
(The nationality of the song is determined by the artist with lead credit. If there is a joint lead credit then each nationality gets 0.5 added to its count)

UK: 62
USA: 53.5
Canada: 15
Sweden: 8
France: 6
Netherlands: 3
Norway: 3
Australia: 2
Barbados: 2
Denmark: 2
Ghana: 1
Jamaica: 1
Ireland: 1
Italy: 0.5

Amazing to see the European countries on level-pegging with the other English-speakers! If only we could go back to a day when there were as many Swedish and Dutch artists in the chart as Canadian ones and as many Jamaican artists as Australian ones :') although preferably not back to when we got one new entry a week
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