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Robbie
post Dec 23 2019, 03:29 PM
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I thought there was a thread about this but if there is I can't find it.

As you may be aware, Yahoo have decided to pull the plug on all the Yahoo Groups that it hosts. They aren't as popular now but at one time they were an alternative to websites where people could post messages. One such group is Chartfreaks-UK. The group has been pretty much dead for a few years and I'd more or less forgotten I was a member until Yahoo sent me an email about the groups closing.

The admin of the group is our very own polyhex and he has made the content available to download in a thread at UKMix:


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The version I have is 8Mb for the messages only, which I've uploaded to https://www.dropbox.com/s/uisuh4p1itjgqo6/C...ssages.zip?dl=0

The zip is made up of a few .mbox files. You should be able to download something like MBox viewer - https://sourceforge.net/projects/mbox-viewer/. This displays all the messages in a tree like format.
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post Dec 23 2019, 03:31 PM
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The good thing about the Chartfreaks-UK group is that a number of the posts were copy and paste jobs of things like midweeks and weekly charts. And not just from the likes of BuzzJack, Haven and CHCMedia (I think that was the name of the site) but also Dotmusic up to 2003. So we can now view posts that I had thought were lost forever.

For example, here's the midweeks chart thread from Christmas week 2003:

17/12/2003

Sales update to include Tuesday's sales...

Singles

1: The Darkness - 77,457
2: Gary Jules - 74,147
3: Ozzy & Kelly Osbourne - 45,626
4: Bo Selecta - 34,122
5: The Idols - 28,835
8: Blue/Stevie Wonder/Angie Stone - 10,282
9: Atomic Kitten - 10,116

Albums:

Will Young - 87,936
Dido - 85,100
MJ - 75,767
Black Eye Peas - 52,892
R.E.M. - 48,831


19/12/2003

1 NEW DARKNESS 132690
2 NEW MICHAEL ANDREWS FT GARY JULES 129685
3 1 OZZY & KELLY OSBOURNE 81059
4 NEW BO SELECTA 57580
5 NEW IDOLS 48372
6 2 WILL YOUNG 40170
7 3 BLACK EYED PEAS 29639
8 NEW ATOMIC KITTEN 17380
9 NEW BLUE FT STEVIE WONDER 17260
10 4 SHANE RICHIE 17066
11 NEW SUGABABES 16916
12 5 CLIFF RICHARD 13040
13 NEW ULTRABEAT 12130
14 6 WESTLIFE 9925
15 10 CHEEKY GIRLS 8852
16 14 KATIE MELUA 8654
17 7 EVANESCENCE 8508
18 22 OUTKAST 8454
19 17 UB40/UNITED COLOURS OF SOUND 8245
20 12 GIRLS ALOUD 7875
21 16 SIMPLY RED 7564
22 9 CHRISTINA AGUILERA 7534
23 8 GARETH GATES 6915
24 NEW FAST FOOD ROCKERS 6770
25 NEW BILLY MACK 6576
26 18 KEVIN LYTTLE 6480
27 13 NELLY FURTADO 5566
28 21 LOST BROTHERS FT G TOM MAC 5095
29 11 MADONNA 5040
30 23 BUSTED 4838
31 24 FATMAN SCOOP/CROOKLYN CLAN 4754
32 NEW G UNIT 4610
33 20 DIDO 4565
34 19 ALICIA KEYS 4548
35 15 BIG BROVAZ 4486
36 25 D-SIDE 4315
37 NEW ERIN ROCHA 4180
38 29 NODDY 3811
39 28 LEMAR 3273
40 27 JA RULE 3077
41 30 BRITNEY SPEARS FT MADONNA 2678
42 31 ALEX PARKS 2636
43 NEW BASIL BRUSH FT INDIA BEAU 2482
44 36 JAMELIA 2439
45 NEW JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS 2282
46 26 RACHEL STEVENS 2197
47 NEW TRAVIS 1954
48 32 JAY-Z 1912
49 33 JOHN & YOKO/PLASTIC ONO BAND 1834
50 39 DELTA GOODREM 1598

21/12/2003

From Music Week Website

SINGLES
Mad World 227,500
Christmas Time 222,500
Changes 144,800

ALBUMS
Dido 270,000
Will Young 239,000
Michael Jackson 222,000
Darkness 90,000

From TOTP Website

The Darkness led on Saturday morning by just 889 sales.

Saturday ONLY sales looked like this
Mad World sold 57,456
Christmas Time sold 51,481

By the end, 'Mad World' outsold The Darkness by 4,986 sales!

This weeks sale for the Darkness has out-sold their previous single 'I
Believe In A Thing Called Love' total sales by 50,000!

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It's like a nostalgia fest looking at some of those old posts! It's also unbelievable to think that it's nearly 16 years since Dotmusic closed. Where has the time gone?


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post Dec 23 2019, 06:04 PM
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Wow, I had completely forgotten that Pop Idol did a Christmas album lol: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_Idol:_The...%93_Xmas_Factor
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post Dec 23 2019, 11:57 PM
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I remember getting emails from them back in 2012?
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post Dec 24 2019, 12:02 AM
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QUOTE(SantaDalek32 @ Dec 23 2019, 11:57 PM) *
I remember getting emails from them back in 2012?
The Chartfreaks-UK Yahoo group? If so, and you still have the same email address if you click on https://uk.groups.yahoo.com/neo you'll be able to see what groups you are subscribed to.
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