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dan-G
post Dec 5 2018, 11:08 AM
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https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/t...mber-1s__17220/

1 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? BAND AID 1984 3.81m
2 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY QUEEN 1975/1991 2.55m
3 MULL OF KINTYRE/GIRLS' SCHOOL WINGS 1977 2.09m
4 MARY'S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD BONEY M 1978 1.89m
5 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND THE BEATLES 1963
6 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU WHITNEY HOUSTON 1992 1.65m
7 DON'T YOU WANT ME? HUMAN LEAGUE 1981
8 I FEEL FINE THE BEATLES 1964
9 WE CAN WORK IT OUT/DAY TRIPPER THE BEATLES 1965
10 HALLELUJAH ALEXANDRA BURKE 2008 1.32m
11 MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY SLADE 1973
12 GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME TOM JONES 1966
13 EARTH SONG MICHAEL JACKSON 1995
14 MARY'S BOY CHILD HARRY BELAFONTE 1957 1.19m
15 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? BAND AID 20 2004
16 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 2) PINK FLOYD 1957
17 2 BECOME 1 SPICE GIRLS 1996 1.14m
18 THAT'S MY GOAL SHAYNE WARD 2005
19 CAN WE FIX IT? BOB THE BUILDER 2000
20 WHEN WE COLLIDE MATT CARDLE 2010

(I think it's pure sales only, otherwise Rockabye would be here)
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post Dec 5 2018, 11:12 AM
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Another pointless OCC article as it doesn't include streaming sales. Why bother as these songs will have moved minimal downloads since the last article with top selling Xmas #1s.

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post Dec 5 2018, 11:33 AM
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QUOTE(dancember @ Dec 5 2018, 11:08 AM) *
16 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 2) PINK FLOYD 1957

They clearly mean 1979.
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post Dec 5 2018, 11:46 AM
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QUOTE(sammy01 @ Dec 5 2018, 11:12 AM) *
Another pointless OCC article as it doesn't include streaming sales. Why bother as these songs will have moved minimal downloads since the last article with top selling Xmas #1s.
Sadly the OCC are hideously inconsistent with these articles as some of them include SES and others don't, and most of the time we're lucky to even get more than five sales figures (and they even sometimes give sales figures for different songs both with and without SES in the same article).
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post Dec 5 2018, 11:54 AM
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They bring out this list every year and it barely changes. I don't even bother reading it anymore, it's the same article with slightly altered sales (that barely move anyway these days).
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post Dec 5 2018, 11:58 AM
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QUOTE(dancember @ Dec 5 2018, 11:46 AM) *
Sadly the OCC are hideously inconsistent with these articles as some of them include SES and others don't, and most of the time we're lucky to even get more than five sales figures (and they even sometimes give sales figures for different songs both with and without SES in the same article).


I just don't understand why everything isn't done with streaming sales included now. I mean by all means give us the breakdown of pure sales to streaming sales but just be consistent across all articles.

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post Dec 5 2018, 12:05 PM
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Are only 5 of them Christmas songs? laugh.gif

Too many Beatles songs tbh
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post Dec 5 2018, 12:48 PM
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QUOTE(dancember @ Dec 5 2018, 11:08 AM) *
https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/t...mber-1s__17220/

1 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? BAND AID 1984 3.81m
2 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY QUEEN 1975/1991 2.55m
3 MULL OF KINTYRE/GIRLS' SCHOOL WINGS 1977 2.09m
4 MARY'S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD BONEY M 1978 1.89m
5 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND THE BEATLES 1963
6 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU WHITNEY HOUSTON 1992 1.65m
7 DON'T YOU WANT ME? HUMAN LEAGUE 1981
8 I FEEL FINE THE BEATLES 1964
9 WE CAN WORK IT OUT/DAY TRIPPER THE BEATLES 1965
10 HALLELUJAH ALEXANDRA BURKE 2008 1.32m
11 MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY SLADE 1973
12 GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME TOM JONES 1966
13 EARTH SONG MICHAEL JACKSON 1995
14 MARY'S BOY CHILD HARRY BELAFONTE 1957 1.19m
15 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? BAND AID 20 2004
16 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 2) PINK FLOYD 1957
17 2 BECOME 1 SPICE GIRLS 1996 1.14m
18 THAT'S MY GOAL SHAYNE WARD 2005
19 CAN WE FIX IT? BOB THE BUILDER 2000
20 WHEN WE COLLIDE MATT CARDLE 2010

(I think it's pure sales only, otherwise Rockabye would be here)


As would Perfect.
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post Dec 5 2018, 01:10 PM
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Mary's Boy Child has sold a huge amount across two versions!!

Wish they would just do the best ever festive hits countdown - they sometimes show an accurate run down on MTV over Xmas with actual sales which is decent(although think they use OCC date lol).

Sales must have been huge for the Beatles songs in the mid 60s!
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post Dec 5 2018, 01:31 PM
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Why are they always so stingy with their figures? Do they not have them or do they just enjoy trolling chart followers?
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post Dec 5 2018, 01:33 PM
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There's actually more there than we normally get (every 3/4 tracks) so it gives you a decent idea but yeh I think they just don't then for sure!
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post Dec 5 2018, 01:39 PM
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QUOTE(Esmerelda @ Dec 5 2018, 01:31 PM) *
Why are they always so stingy with their figures? Do they not have them or do they just enjoy trolling chart followers?
They definitely have them but they've always been very secretive about them, they don't want to give away too much sales info to the GP.
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post Dec 5 2018, 01:44 PM
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Why would that be though?
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post Dec 5 2018, 01:47 PM
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Probably so they can sell off detailed sales figures to the industry.
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post Dec 5 2018, 02:15 PM
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Do they make money from that?

What's the updated figures for the two most famous Christmas no2s, Mariah and The Pogues?
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post Dec 5 2018, 03:27 PM
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Would be more interested in the sales figures for the biggest selling Xmas songs and not just Xmas #1's...
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post Dec 5 2018, 03:31 PM
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QUOTE(Christmasteve201 @ Dec 5 2018, 02:15 PM) *
Do they make money from that?

What's the updated figures for the two most famous Christmas no2s, Mariah and The Pogues?


1.81m and 1.5m, respectively.


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post Dec 5 2018, 03:55 PM
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For comparison, here's MTV's version.

VH1 and MTV December 2018
Official Top 50 Christmas hits (based on OCC sales figures, rounded to nearest 10,000). Sales only, no streams, not updated from last year. Not all are Christmas themed, probably only those records released in December. Some big hits left out – for example 3 Beatles December hits, Tom Jones, Brenda Lee, Band Aid 30, Harry Belafonte (probably due to lack of videos).

Top 50 Christmas hits
1 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? - BAND AID 3.80m
2 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY - QUEEN 2.54m
3 MULL OF KINTYRE/GIRLS' SCHOOL - WINGS 2.08m
4 MARY'S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD - BONEY M 1.89m
5 LAST CHRISTMAS/EVERYTHING SHE WANTS - WHAM! 1.83m
6 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU - WHITNEY HOUSTON 1.64m
7 DON'T YOU WANT ME? - HUMAN LEAGUE 1.64m
8 HALLELUJAH - ALEXANDRA BURKE 1.28m
9 MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY - SLADE 1.26m
10 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK - THE POGUES FT KIRSTY MACCOLL 1.26m
11 EARTH SONG - MICHAEL JACKSON 1.21m
12 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? - BAND AID 20 1.18m
13 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU - MARIAH CAREY 1.15m
14 2 BECOME 1 - SPICE GIRLS 1.14m
15 THAT'S MY GOAL - SHAYNE WARD 1.11m
16 WHITE CHRISTMAS - BING CROSBY 1.05M
17 CAN WE FIX IT? - BOB THE BUILDER 1.03M
18 WHEN WE COLLIDE - MATT CARDLE 1.02M
19 HAPPY XMAS - JOHN & YOKO 0.94M
20 A CHILD IS BORN - JOHNNY MATHIS 0.92M
21 A MOMENT LIKE THIS - LEONA LEWIS 0.92M
22 MILLENIUM PRAYER - CLIFF RICHARD 0.92M
23 MISTLETOE AND WINE - CLIFF RICHARD 0.90M
24 GOODBYE - SPICE GIRLS 0.90M
25 STAY ANOTHER DAY - EAST 17 0.86M
26 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE - SHAKIN’ STEVENS 0.86M
27 LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS - MUD 0.85M
28 MAD WORLD - MICHAEL ANDREWS 0.80M
29 I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY - WIZZARD 0.80M
30 KILLING IN THE NAME - RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE 0.80M
31 THE POWER OF LOVE - FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD 0.74M
32 WHEREVER YOU ARE - MILITARY WIVES 0.72M
33 TOO MUCH - SPICE GIRLS 0.68M
34 SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND - GIRLS ALOUD 0.67M
35 I HAVE A DREAM - WESTLIFE 0.65M
36 I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS - GREG LAKE 0.51M
37 WHEN YOU BELIEVE - LEON JACKSON 0.51M
38 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? - BAND AID II 0.48M
39 STOP THE CAVALRY - JONA LEWIE 0.47M
40 WOMBLING MERRY CHRISTMAS - THE WOMBLES 0.47M
41 CHRISTMAS TIME (DON’T LET THE BELLS END) - THE DARKNESS 0.46M
42 HE AIN’T HEAVY - THE JUSTICE COLLECTIVE 0.4M
43 SOMETHIN’ STUPID - ROBBIE WILLIAMS AND NICOLE KIDMAN 0.39M
44 PIPES OF PEACE - PAUL MCCARTNEY 0.38M
45 ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE - KIM WILDE & MEL SMITH 0.33M
46 WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME - PAUL MCCARTNEY 0.31M
47 SAVIOUR'S DAY - CLIFF RICHARD 0.31M
48 DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - CHRIS REA 0.26M
49 PEACE ON EARTH / LITTLE DRUMMER BOY - BING CROSBY & DAVID BOWIE 0.24M
50 IN DULCE JUBILO - MIKE OLDFIELD 0.22M


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post Dec 5 2018, 05:49 PM
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Thanks Be. That's what I was talking about. Does Band aid 30 not have a video?
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post Dec 5 2018, 07:24 PM
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It has - I suppose they did not want to play 3 versions of the same song. Or OCC confused the different versions.
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