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post Feb 20 2019, 03:01 AM
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Louise's Official Best Selling Singles
POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK YEAR
1 LET'S GO ROUND AGAIN LOUISE 10 1997 184k
2 NAKED LOUISE 5 1996 165k
3 ARMS AROUND THE WORLD LOUISE 4 1997
4 2 FACED LOUISE 3 2000 153k
5 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE LOUISE 4 2001
6 LIGHT OF MY LIFE LOUISE 8 1995
7 ONE KISS FROM HEAVEN LOUISE 9 1996
8 UNDIVIDED LOVE LOUISE 5 1996
9 ALL THAT MATTERS LOUISE 11 1998
10 IN WALKED LOVE LOUISE 17 1996
©2019 Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

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OCC last revealed Louiseís best sellers in August 2017. Back then they had Letís Go Round Again on 182k and Naked on 161k. However they had 2 Faced on 160k - so theyíve reduced it by 7k... Iím assuming they meant to write 163k?

The article also reveals that Pandoraís Kiss is her 11th best seller (#5 hit in 2003). Therefore Beautiful Inside is 12th and her worst selling single (#13, 2000).

The only change in the order compared to last time is that Arms Around the World has overtaken 2 Faced.

As for her albums, OCC states that Naked is on 268k and Woman in Me is on 264k, which are the same figures that they provided in 2017.
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post Feb 20 2019, 08:39 AM
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Wow her single sales are low! None of her songs even went silver, for someone who I thought had some nice hits and a lot of attention.
However she was consistent. 12 Top 20 singles in a row is good going.
I thought her Naked and Woman In Me albums were both reported as going platinum but obviously not!

I'm looking forward to her comeback yahoo.gif
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post Feb 20 2019, 08:57 AM
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I always find it so depressing when OCC posts this every couple of years, she's never even obtained a silver single.
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post Feb 20 2019, 09:01 AM
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QUOTE(diamondtooth @ Feb 20 2019, 08:39 AM) *
Wow her single sales are low! None of her songs even went silver, for someone who I thought had some nice hits and a lot of attention.
However she was consistent. 12 Top 20 singles in a row is good going.
I thought her Naked and Woman In Me albums were both reported as going platinum but obviously not!

I'm looking forward to her comeback yahoo.gif
Both 'Naked' and 'Woman In Me' did go Platinum though those certifications were awarded under the old system of the record company applying for a certification based on shipments rather than the automatic certification system that exists now.

That said, there is a problem in the BPI certification database as 'Naked' is only showing as Gold and the certification is showing as being awarded on 22 July 2013, the day the automatic certification scheme was introduced (the Silver award that shows is from 1996). However the album was definitely Platinum in 1996 (it went from Gold to Platinum in December 1996).
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post Feb 20 2019, 09:17 AM
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QUOTE(365 @ Feb 20 2019, 08:57 AM) *
I always find it so depressing when OCC posts this every couple of years, she's never even obtained a silver single.


She really deserves one. sad.gif 'Naked' feels like it should at least be silver.

Also annoying 'Beautiful Inside' is her lowest seller, it's my favourite!
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post Feb 20 2019, 09:52 AM
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The article states that her first two albums did over 260k !! Much better than I thought .
The singles market was a crazy place in her hey day.
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post Feb 20 2019, 12:00 PM
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I thought she had some higher selling singles plus I thought her first album went platinum.
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post Feb 20 2019, 12:09 PM
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QUOTE(Feel_The_Fever @ Feb 20 2019, 01:00 PM) *
I thought she had some higher selling singles plus I thought her first album went platinum.


Both her first two albums are Platinum, but it's based on shipments rather than sales.


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post Feb 20 2019, 12:35 PM
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For those of us with a general interest in sales levels across the years though, surely it's always interesting when the OCC issues these lists of artist bestselling/streamed tracks to date, despite the confusion they always seem to create by providing sometimes inconsistent figures? Whether or not Louise happens to have been one of one's preferred artists, or whether she sold in larger or smaller numbers relative to others, the figures themselves are interesting if only to help frame the context of the wider sales market at the peak of the act's success, and to estimate in some cases how enduring they've been in the digital era as a catalogue artist. It's not always about offering us the tallies for the biggest-selling/streamed acts. And lest we forget, albeit most of them having brief (sub-ten-week) tenures in the Top 75, Louise did enjoy a run of several Top 10 hits between 1995 and 2003, and was regarded as a significant pop act of the time for the first three years of that era. I too am slightly surprised that none of her hits managed over 200,000 sales at the time of original release, given the overall strength of the singles market in the mid-late '90s, but that in itself is interesting in my book as it can help us calibrate our estimations of how much other similarly-performing artists active in the market at the same time might've shifted, where OCC figures are yet to be reported.
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post Feb 20 2019, 06:14 PM
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"2 Faced" aside I was never that fussed. Surprised at the low sales of that, "Stuck In The Middle" and "Naked" (which aren't bad either) though!
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post Feb 21 2019, 10:08 AM
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I stan almost all of the pop girls from the late 90's/early 00's but never "got" her. Only song I liked was Pandora's Kiss.
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post Feb 21 2019, 02:28 PM
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Odd how 'Pandora's Kiss', a top 5 hit, has never been available to stream or download.
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post Feb 21 2019, 03:22 PM
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QUOTE(M4NG0 @ Feb 21 2019, 03:28 PM) *
Odd how 'Pandora's Kiss', a top 5 hit, has never been available to stream or download.


IIRC, it was released on a different label than her previous one just before she took a lengthy hiatus. I assume no one ever thought about adding it to download or streaming as I recall it not being a huge hit despite hitting the top 5. It had a very short chart run.
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post Feb 21 2019, 04:25 PM
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Where Louise releases placed in End of Year charts:

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1995
100th - Light of My Life

1996
Album: 51st - Naked
Single: 78th - Naked

1997
Album: 55th - Woman in Me
Single: 94th - Let's Go Round Again
Single: 95th - Arms Around the World

2000
98th - 2 Faced

2001
106th - Stuck in the Middle with You

2003
135th - Pandora's Kiss

I'm not too surprised by her not having any certifications for the singles! In the context of nowadays it seems bad, but it was quite common for Top 10 hits back then to not certify. Silver was quite a big achievement in those days, it required a bit of longevity in the upper regions of the chart, and sadly Louise singles didn't tend to do too well beyond week 1! Another artist from Louise's era that had consistent Top 10s, but never certified, is Dannii Minogue.


Louise's Top 40 chart runs:

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12-08-10-19-27 Light of My Life

18-17-31-38-38 In Walked Love

05-10-20-21-29-37 Naked

05-11-16-32 Undivided Love

09-17-24-xx-xx-39 One Kiss from Heaven

04-10-15-21-36 Arms Around the World

10-15-19-23-21-22-22 Let's Go Round Again

11-17-32-39 All That Matters

03-08-09-14-24-34 2 Faced

13-31 Beautiful Inside

04-10-10-16-22-28-35 Stuck in the Middle

05-17-24 Pandora's Kiss

Louise quit her music career prior to legal downloads becoming a thing. "Louise the popstar" has been very out of sight/out of mind for the past 16 years, and she definitely hasn't stood the test of time when it comes to things like radio airplay, so it's understandable that her downloads/streaming is rather sluggish.

The #10 peaking Let's Go Round Again being her biggest seller is quite an interesting stat, given that she had eight singles peak higher! November/December 1997 was a particularly strong sales period though, and as can be seen above, this single achieved somewhat better longevity for her than she usually experienced.


Here are some of Louise's first week sales:

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63,000 - Arms Around the World (#4)
54,000 - 2 Faced (#3)
51,000 - Undivided Love (#5)
48,000 - Let's Go Round Again (#10)
46,000 - Naked (#5)
37,000 - One Kiss from Heaven (#9)
36,000 - Stuck in the Middle with You (#4)
35,000 - Pandora's Kiss (#5)

I wouldn't have guessed that Undivided Love sold that strongly, more than the far more memorable Naked! Shocked that Stuck in the Middle With You is one of her lowest first week sales figures, I would have assumed higher for 2001. Conversely, that's a surprisingly decent first week for Pandora's Kiss, by 2003's standards - I'm sure that was high enough to be Top 3 in most weeks of 2003. Despite the 35k opening, I assume Pandora's Kiss didn't sell much more than 60k in total.
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post Feb 21 2019, 05:00 PM
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Jay, I thought Who Do You Love Now sold over 200k?
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post Feb 21 2019, 05:05 PM
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QUOTE(Ne Plus Ultra @ Feb 21 2019, 05:00 PM) *
Jay, I thought Who Do You Love Now sold over 200k?

Sadly not! Itís her second best selling single; All I Wanna Do is her top seller but even that hasnt passed 200k yet unfortunately.
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Chart runs for bigger mega star artists were short during this time frame.
Christina for example.
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post Feb 21 2019, 07:10 PM
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QUOTE(Jay ☆ @ Feb 21 2019, 06:05 PM) *
Sadly not! Itís her second best selling single; All I Wanna Do is her top seller but even that hasnt passed 200k yet unfortunately.


All I Wanna Do was at ~177k almost a decade ago in June 2009 and Who Do You Love Now? at ~170k. I Begin To Wonder, which I would assume is her biggest streaming hit, was at ~101k.

Dannii does have a bunch of Gold certifications for her singles in Australia though.
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I thought I Begin To Wonder had reached 135k ?
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post Feb 21 2019, 07:25 PM
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From June 2009, presumably (posted by Tawdry Hepburn):

Get Into You 12,840

All I Wanna Do 177,980
Everything I Wanted 61,058
Disremembrance 37,405

Who Do You Love Now 170,056
Put The Needle On It 61,318
I Begin To Wonder 104,989
Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling 36,976

You Won't Forget About Me 36,411
Perfection 18,285
So Under Pressure 13,086

Touch Me Like That 11,391

Albums:

Neon Nights 101,521
Club Disco 2,208
The Hits & Beyond 43,563
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