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post Apr 9 2020, 10:45 AM
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It was in April 9, 2000 that for the first time (excluding the very first one) the top 6 of the UK singles chart consisted all of new entries, something that would only happen again a couple of times.

After singing on the Artful Dodger's massive hit Re-Rewind The Crowd Say Bo Select, Craig David entered #1 with his first solo single Fill Me In. It would become 10th best-selling single of the year.



At #2 the garage classic "Flowers" by Sweet Female Attitude, who ended up as the 36th best-selling single of 2000. A version by Nathan Dawe is currently in the top 40.



The Verve's frontman Richard Ashcroft solo debut single "A Song For The Lovers" was in at #3



Steps's Deeper Shade Of Blue entered at #4. Originally recorded by Tina Cousins, the track would quickly become a fan-favourite.



Bloodhound's Gang "The Bad Touch", already a huge hit in Continental Europe, entered at #5, eventually peaking at #4 and becoming the 20th best-selling single of the year.



And Dutch techno act Lock N Load was in at #6.



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post Apr 9 2020, 11:57 AM
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Five out of the six were great! Apart from the number 1 'Fill Me In' which wasn't that brilliant, the rest are quite excellent. I would love to give the sales from that week but Alan Jones' chart commentary in Music Week at the time didn't mention any sales at all. That wasn't unsual back then. He does reference the top 5 on 31 October, 1998 all being new entries, which at the time was a first.
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post Apr 9 2020, 12:02 PM
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love the top 3, with #3 being the best
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post Apr 9 2020, 12:07 PM
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QUOTE(Bjork @ Apr 9 2020, 12:02 PM) *
love the top 3, with #3 being the best
My favourite is The Bloodhound Gang. 'The Bad Touch' is a great song.
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post Apr 9 2020, 12:18 PM
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Love all them accept the Craig david song.
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post Apr 9 2020, 12:18 PM
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6 fantastic tracks. R&B, Garage, Pop, Indie and Dance. The charts had great variety back in those days. This was the week Westlife's 'Fool Again' fell from Number 1 to Number 8.

The rest of the Top 10 in this week was:-

7. Melanie C feat. Lisa Left-Eye-Lopez - Never Be The Same Again (2)
8. Westlife - Fool Again (1)
9. Destiny's Child - Say My Name (3)
10. Rank 1 - Airwave (New Entry)

So that was 7 New Entries in the Top 10 that week ohmy.gif

Other New Entries in the Top 40 were:-
13. Basement Jax - Bingo Bango
22. Angie Stone - Life Story
23. Daniel O' Donnell - Light A Candle
24. Lonestar - Amazed
33. Cherie Amore - I Don't Want Nobody
39. Wamdue Project - You're The Reason


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post Apr 9 2020, 12:42 PM
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I still love never be the same again.
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post Apr 9 2020, 12:44 PM
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What are the other weeks where the top 6 have been new entries?

Fill Me In is a great no 1 but my fav is The Bad Touch here. Never Be The Same Again has aged like fine wine wub.gif
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post Apr 9 2020, 12:52 PM
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What a brilliant Top 10!
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post Apr 9 2020, 12:56 PM
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The Bad Touch, A Song For Lovers, Never Be The Same Again, Say My Name... love all those wub.gif and pretty awesome Top 10 all round. Would love to see variety like that back in the charts some day.
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post Apr 9 2020, 01:03 PM
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It’s such a strong top 6 as well. So nostalgic!
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post Apr 9 2020, 01:35 PM
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QUOTE(diva thin muffin @ Apr 9 2020, 01:44 PM) *
What are the other weeks where the top 6 have been new entries?


There has only been one other week - 23 January 2005, there were also 7 new entries in the Top 10 that week in total - there has never been a week with 8 or more new entries in the Top 10 (apart from the very first chart of course). Most recent occasion was the Ed Sheeran pandemic: https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/singl.../20170310/7501/ in March 2017.

First time there were...
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post Apr 9 2020, 02:49 PM
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I love all 6 of those. wub.gif 'Flowers in particular is an all-time fave, which is why I'm not very happy about that bast*rdisation of it currently residing in the top 40.

I love how 'The Bad Touch' still gets referenced so much in popular culture. laugh.gif Iconic. Also, 'Bingo Bango' is my favourite from Basement Jaxx. wub.gif

I really miss those times!
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post Apr 9 2020, 03:28 PM
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Flowers really should’ve been number one now that is a real 00s classic. good new entries all around in that top area, but articulately Airwave and Bingo Bango - should’ve been those two in the top 6, better than blow ya mind if we’re comparing dance tracks though that is a banger too.
plus deeper shade of blue is one of steps best
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post Apr 9 2020, 03:56 PM
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That is an amazing top 10

Tina Cousins sang Deeper Shade Of Blue 😮

Flowers should not have been released this week !!

I remember westlife the previous week were so lucky to over take Melanie C to go to number 1 with fool again. The power of CDUK back in the day !!
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post Apr 9 2020, 04:24 PM
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How did "Flowers" sales that week compare with "Fool Again" from the week before (when that was no.1)?

That is an excellent top 10. That was a great era for chart music.
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post Apr 9 2020, 04:39 PM
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I was thinking the same, knowing how "tactic" Westlife were with their releases, wonder if Flowers would have been #1 if released the previous week?
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post Apr 9 2020, 04:41 PM
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according to Gezza 'Flowers' did 80k, so not quite enough to have beat Westlife.
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post Apr 9 2020, 04:50 PM
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how much did Fool Again at #1?
EDIT: found it, 82K... so would have been pretty close if Flowers did 80K


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post Apr 9 2020, 05:29 PM
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What a week that would’ve been!

We’re lucky these days to get 6 new entries in the top 75.

I miss the days of pre orders in singles charts and having weeks where we’d get a battle for number one in the form of new entries etc.

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