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> John V's 29th December 2019 charts, a new chart-topper from Sparks, 45 years waiting for a second!
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Popchartfreak
post Dec 30 2019, 03:12 PM
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29th December 2019

It's Sparks up to the top slot for the final chart of the decade, the brotherly duo getting a second number one 45 years and 7 months since getting This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us to 1 on debut. The boys have been consistently good over the years since but have never peaked higher than 2 in the interim, and with Please Don't F**k Up My World (a sentiment that applies in more than one sense) they finally get that deserved elusive 2nd chart-topper, which gives them the biggest gap between number ones with new material by quite a few years, and also the longest stretch of chart-toppers in my chart by virtue of no-one who topped my chart between 1968 and 1974 having topped my chart in the last 6 years. Granted very few of them are still active! Sparks are though, i saw them supporting Beck the other year and fab they still were with then-new album Hippopotamus.

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons finally go top 10 with The Night 47 years late, having missed out in 1975 as a belated Northern Soul reissued smash, Harry Styles make it a 3rd top 10 in a row in 4 months - that's just greedy! Pet Shop Boys keep their top 10 run of official singles intact with Burning The Heather as B side Decide enters at 60. I think only 2 official singles have failed to make my top 10. Probably. One day I'll check when I get my 20th century charts on spreadsheets finally done.

Highest new entry at 18 is another good single from the late Avicii, Fades Away, with great vocal support from Mishcatt, Kim Wilde enters the top 20 with Hope as another of hers exits from the Winter Songbook album, and in at 39, one of Rod Stewart's great songs, done over by the RPO - The Killing Of Georgie was a groundbreaking song in 1976, and was based on the murder of a gay friend, making it the first overtly gay-supporting hit record. Sir Rod, like all his best records, wrote it himself. We had previously had My Girl Bill in 1974, which got Rod's bestie Elton all excited when he reviewed it for Record Mirror - till writer Jim Stafford sneakily stuck a comma in at the end and dashed expectations, cos she's my girl, Bill. Incidentally, I have a bone to pick with Elton - here I am thinking I've possibly got the longest-running personal chart in the world and he goes and announces he still does his own charts too, and must have started long before I did! Outrageous. Publish them Elton!

Down at t'other end of the chart, Kim Wilde gets another track in, Coldplay get a 3rd off the new album, and Travis return for the first time in 6 years and increase their span of entries to 22 years. And that was the 2010's that was. I now have 5 complete decades of charts, hope to compile my Top 100 of 2019, the 2010's and the 21st Century, before long....



1 18 1 2 PLEASE DONíT f*** UP MY WORLD Sparks 192000
2 1 1 3 THE SWEET HELLO THE SAD GOODBYE (BASSFLOW REMAKE) Roxette 400000
3 3 1 8 THIS IS HOW (WE WANT YOU TO GET HIGH) George Michael 649100
4 4 1 11 YOU AND ME AS ONE Sigma & Jack Savoretti 1275100
5 7 5 4 BLINDING LIGHTS The Weeknd 152600
6 11 6 4 THE NIGHT Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons 123500
7 5 3 6 WATERMELON SUGAR Harry Styles 278200
8 37 8 4 ADORE YOU Harry Styles 83600
9 20 9 6 BURNING THE HEATHER Pet Shop Boys 114850
10 8 3 9 DONíT START NOW Dua Lipa 460400

11 9 8 9 NO PLACE RUFUS DU SOL 271100
12 2 2 2 DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Chris Rea 150000
13 26 13 7 EVERYTHING I WANTED Billie Eilish 102700
14 15 14 6 CAN I KEEP YOU Efisio Cross 124200
15 10 1 9 ONE SHY MORNING Amon Tobin 919000
16 12 9 6 BOB DYLAN Fall Out Boy 186500
17 14 4 12 LIGHTS UP Harry Styles 505400
18 NEW 18 1 FADES AWAY Avicii featuring Mishcatt 22000
19 39 19 3 HOPE Kim Wilde 48300
20 6 4 3 ISOBELíS DREAM Kim Wilde 32000

21 25 14 8 STAY HAPPY AU/RA 125200
22 22 16 6 CANíT FIGHT THIS FEELING Bastille featuring Contemporary London Orchestra 117000
23 16 4 9 TOMIE GHOST DATA 359450
24 23 1 18 NOBODY ELSE The S.L.P. 1040650
25 19 7 6 DO I LOVE YOU (INDEED I DO) Frank Wilson 219750
26 21 10 8 MONSTERS James Blunt 196050
27 17 17 6 TIME FOR CHANGE Robbie Williams 91200
28 32 28 9 WHAT YOU WAITING FOR? Gwen Stefani 126700
29 35 29 4 WANDERING STAR Noel Gallagherís High Flying Birds 59100
30 13 13 4 DONíT START WITHOUT ME (2019 RADIO EDIT) The Fizz 106000

31 24 8 10 ORPHANS Coldplay 276000
32 27 23 8 STONE Collard featuring Bakar 115250
33 47 33 5 CLEAN Hey Violet 51350
34 28 28 9 THE TRUTH James Blunt 118400
35 30 1 16 DEAR FUTURE SELF (HANDS UP) Fall Out Boy featuring Wyclef Jean 913150
36 38 36 7 BEAUTIFUL GHOSTS Taylor Swift 89600
37 29 29 7 IíLL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Doris Day 72250
38 31 18 10 SYMPHONY OF YOU Pete Tong & HERO featuring Boy George 156700
39 NEW 39 1 THE KILLING OF GEORGIE PARTS I & II Rod Stewart featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 17100
40 33 24 12 GOOD LUCK Broken Bells 159900

41 34 34 8 STACK IT UP Liam Payne featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie 108100
42 36 36 7 MAI TAIS Train & Skylar Grey 91450
43 48 43 4 HAMMER Louise 41400
44 41 33 9 YOUNGER Jonas Blue & HRVY 109250
45 44 9 13 TURN ME ON Riton & Oliver Heldens featuring Vula 295350
46 49 15 13 DREAMS OF YOU Icarus featuring Rae Morris 236800
47 56 47 4 WE GOT LOVE Sigala featuring Ella Henderson 39900
48 53 48 5 LYING DOWN Celine Dion 46050
49 52 49 6 THUMBS Sabrina Carpenter 58900
50 54 50 5 CALIFORNIA HALO BLUE AWOLNATION 48800

51 40 40 2 LIGHT THE NIGHT Andy Burrows 28750
52 43 8 13 ECHOES Lola Marsh 329400
53 50 1 22 I TRANCE Agnes 1643400
54 59 54 4 2 IN A MILLION Steve Aoki, Sting & SHAED 32700
55 55 55 3 KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE Kim Wilde 28700
56 42 10 15 DONíT CALL ME ANGEL (CHARLIEíS ANGELS) Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Ray 299150
57 70 57 4 FINALLY//BEAUTIFUL STRANGER Halsey 27200
58 46 3 12 FROM OUT OF NOWHERE Jeff Lynneís ELO 458850
59 61 59 5 NEVER TEAR US APART INXS 36400
60 NEW 60 1 DECIDE Pet Shop Boys 10000

61 45 25 6 HEYO The Makemakes 72200
62 62 62 7 JUMP AROUND House Of Pain 44100
63 64 63 6 OWN IT Stormzy featuring Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy 37700
64 57 2 14 MOUNTAINS Bjorn Olav Edvardson & Arcteec 585850
65 NEW 65 1 WINTER SONG Kim Wilde 7000
66 68 66 4 THIS IS REAL Jax Jones & Ella Henderson 24000
67 58 45 9 PUMP IT UP Endor 87800
68 72 68 3 FADING LIKE A FLOWER (EVERY TIME YOU LEAVE) Roxette 17000
69 63 6 14 YOU. Lucy Daydream 371750
70 65 19 13 NICE TO MEET YA Niall Horan 195650

71 75 71 3 THE LOOK Roxette 15000
72 NEW 72 1 EVERYDAY LIFE Coldplay 5600
73 74 73 4 CANíT FIGHT THIS FEELING REO Speedwagon 19200
74 67 18 10 AN OPEN MIND Pet Shop Boys 157700
75 NEW 75 1 KISSING IN THE WIND Travis 5000

DROP OUTS
51 51 2 NEW LIFE Kim Wilde 18350
60 39 5 I FEEL LOVE Sam Smith 64100
66 66 2 LAST CHRISTMAS Kim Wilde 10800
69 69 1 LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS Mud 6200
71 20 8 TRAMPOLINE SHAED featuring ZAYN 130450
73 73 3 THATíS WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Elton John & Gladys Knight 14600
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post Jan 2 2020, 05:15 PM
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Hi John!

Giving your #1 a listen now - obviously the language isn't my thing but it is a well put together song with the choir and all!

Nice to see Adore You fly into your Top 10 - it's not hit my chart yet but could do as it's a refreshingly good song.

A big climb for Billie also - it's not one of my favourites but still one of the better songs in the chart right now.

Great chart biggrin.gif
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post Jan 3 2020, 09:58 AM
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Hello John!
Nice to see "Adore You" climbing into the top 10, as well as the huge gain for "Everything I Wanted"!
As for your debuts, I like "Fades Away" and "Everyday Life", I still need to hear the other songs.
Great chart!
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post Jan 5 2020, 02:25 PM
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Hi John,

Good to see Sparks at the top of the list w00t.gif This Town Ainīt Big Enough was one of my first singles that i bought then biggrin.gif

George Michael, Harry Styles and The Weeknd still Top 10 cheer.gif

Best new entry: Avicii yahoo.gif

Happy New Year !!!
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post Jan 5 2020, 03:49 PM
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QUOTE(Shepeteherd @ Jan 2 2020, 05:15 PM) *
Hi John!

Giving your #1 a listen now - obviously the language isn't my thing but it is a well put together song with the choir and all!

Nice to see Adore You fly into your Top 10 - it's not hit my chart yet but could do as it's a refreshingly good song.

A big climb for Billie also - it's not one of my favourites but still one of the better songs in the chart right now.

Great chart biggrin.gif


Hi Pete smile.gif I'm not generally a fan of the F word in songs either as it's usually gratuitous and pointless, but if it's central to the point of the song I'm OK with it, so two songs using it in the title (guaranteed no airplay as you can't really bleep them out) have topped my chart - this one and Two F*x the the other year from Adam Lambert! ohmy.gif laugh.gif

Harry Styles is making music well-above my expectations of quality, 3 in 3 months and Ive yet to hear the album! Even an understated Billie Eilish is going to better than half the stuff in the charts. Actually she could just chant something off the top of her head and it'd better than some laugh.gif

Cheers!
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QUOTE(Sergej @ Jan 3 2020, 09:58 AM) *
Hello John!
Nice to see "Adore You" climbing into the top 10, as well as the huge gain for "Everything I Wanted"!
As for your debuts, I like "Fades Away" and "Everyday Life", I still need to hear the other songs.
Great chart!



Thanks Sergej, and I know what you mean about needing to hear other songs - I wish it was my job to spend all day listening to new music! biggrin.gif

cheers!
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QUOTE(Sven10 @ Jan 5 2020, 02:25 PM) *
Hi John,

Good to see Sparks at the top of the list w00t.gif This Town Ainīt Big Enough was one of my first singles that i bought then biggrin.gif

George Michael, Harry Styles and The Weeknd still Top 10 cheer.gif

Best new entry: Avicii yahoo.gif

Happy New Year !!!


Hi Sven, Ooh good choice of first batch of singles to buy! I also bought This Town...but 5 years into buying singles laugh.gif

Cheers!

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