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SmileyKylie
post May 2 2021, 05:33 PM
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Kylie Minogue had 5 entries in the top 40

3. I Should be so Lucky
4. Especially For You
11. Locomotion
20 Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi
21 Got To Be Certain

https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/o...of-1988__33006/
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post May 2 2021, 06:06 PM
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The horror of Cliff Richard's Christmas songs! sick2.gif

I love Perfect by Fairground Attraction! wub.gif
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post May 2 2021, 07:42 PM
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so many great songs, but easily the worst is the Cliff Richard song at #1 :/

my favourites would be Push It, House Arrest, Sign Your Name, You Came, Teardrops,
Tell it to My Heart, Heaven is a place on earth and I Think We're Alone Now
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post May 2 2021, 08:08 PM
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I very recently made an 80s playlist and these are the ones from that list that I liked enough to make it:

2 THE ONLY WAY IS UP YAZZ & THE PLASTIC POPULATION 1
5 I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW TIFFANY 1
10 TEARDROPS WOMACK & WOMACK 3
14 ONE MOMENT IN TIME WHITNEY HOUSTON 1
15 PUSH IT / TRAMP SALT 'N PEPA 2
17 HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH BELINDA CARLISLE 1
18 ORINOCO FLOW ENYA 1
19 THEME FROM S'EXPRESS S'EXPRESS 1
26 HEART PET SHOP BOYS 1
30 BEAT DIS BOMB THE BASS 2

I really like the original 'Lovely Day' but am not aware of the 'Sunshine Mix' so need to check that out.

I'm not massive on debut era Kylie but 'Hand On Your Heart' is a turning point - I'm a fan of that one happy.gif
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post May 2 2021, 09:22 PM
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I can't at the hate on Mistletoe and wine it's such a Christmas classic! It reminds me of my grandfather he used to sing it all the time around Christmas, miss him so much! wub.gif
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post May 3 2021, 07:11 AM
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These are the tracks from 1988 that have topped my personal charts at the time or since. I largely still feel these are the best of the year...

Shame Eurythmics 2
Tell It To My Heart Taylor Dayne 2
Man In The Mirror Michael Jackson 2
Love Changes (Everything) Climie Fisher 2
Joe Le Taxi Vanessa Paradis 1
Heart Pet Shop Boys 5
Theme From S Express S Express 2
One More Try George Michael 2
Alphabet Street Prince 2
Circle In The Sand Belinda Carlisle 3
Dirty Diana Michael Jackson 2
Monkey (Single remix) George Michael 2
You Came Kim Wilde 4
Another Part Of Me Michael Jackson 1
Domino Dancing Pet Shop Boys 1
What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) Information Society 2
I Wish U Heaven Prince 1
Left To My Own Devices Pet Shop Boys 4
Keeping The Dream Alive Freiheit 1
When The Love Is Good Big Trouble 1
Driving Home For Christmas Chris Rea 1
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post May 3 2021, 10:39 AM
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Heart by Pet Shop Boys. This is my favourite band of all time.
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post May 3 2021, 11:14 AM
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Poor 'Mistletoe and Wine'. That's one of Cliff's better tracks for me Christmas or not Christmas related. The other major faves I like are the Belinda, Phil Collins, Kylie & Jason & Enya tracks!
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post May 3 2021, 12:55 PM
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QUOTE(adrianreavill83 @ May 3 2021, 11:39 AM) *
Heart by Pet Shop Boys. This is my favourite band of all time.


Greatest Act of and over the last 36 years. This is a fact. I might be biased... laugh.gif
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post May 3 2021, 01:07 PM
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^Very much, I like them but realistically the quality of their music experience a massive drop after 1988
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post May 3 2021, 01:21 PM
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I disagree, I think they've got an incredible back catalogue throughout their whole career and still even today releasing music of high quality (which is quite remarkable considering they've been around for 36 years).
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post May 4 2021, 09:54 PM
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If anyone's even remotely curious here is the top 20 (out of the songs in the top 40 here) based on WW Spotify streams:

1 (17) HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH BELINDA CARLISLE 1 241,653,576
2 (5) I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW TIFFANY 1 118,158,856
3 (23) TELL IT TO MY HEART TAYLOR DAYNE 3 116,773,405
4 (15) PUSH IT SALT 'N PEPA 2 109,736,793
5 (18) ORINOCO FLOW ENYA 1 107,479,246
6 (10) TEARDROPS WOMACK & WOMACK 3 64,188,595
7 (6) NOTHING'S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU GLENN MADEIROS 1 59,882,320
8 (8) HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER THE HOLLIES 2 57,632,576
9 (32) SIGN YOUR NAME TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY 2 54,151,870
10 (1) MISTLETOE & WINE CLIFF RICHARD 1 49,889,721
11 (7) GROOVY KIND OF LOVE PHIL COLLINS 1 48,014,599
12 (14) ONE MOMENT IN TIME WHITNEY HOUSTON 1 47,122,160
13 (27) GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR BILLY OCEAN 3 30,227,395
14 (40) GIRL YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE MILLI VANILLI 3 28,935,153
15 (35) BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) SABRINA 3 28,031,342
16 (13) PERFECT FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION 1 25,928,439
17 (11) THE LOCO-MOTION KYLIE MINOGUE 2 22,780,638
18 (37) YOU CAME KIM WILDE 3 19,550,760
19 (24) CRACKERS INTERNATIONAL ERASURE 2 14,390,775
20 (28) DONíT TURN AROUND ASWAD 1 14,133,716

I didn't include Lovely Day (Sunshine Mix) by Bill Withers here because Spotify combines the plays for the remix and the original but it would be far and beyond at #1 with 315,595,175 plays.
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post May 6 2021, 10:37 AM
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Very surprised that Glenn Madeiros is still top 10 on stream numbers.
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post May 8 2021, 08:15 PM
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QUOTE(SmileyKylie @ May 2 2021, 06:33 PM) *
Kylie Minogue had 5 entries in the top 40

3. I Should be so Lucky
4. Especially For You
11. Locomotion
20 Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi
21 Got To Be Certain

https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/o...of-1988__33006/



Has any other artist ever had 5 hits in the best selling 21 singles of any year?
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post May 8 2021, 08:52 PM
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I canít imagine anyone other than the Beatles maybe?
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post May 8 2021, 08:58 PM
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Not that I can recall. Up until 1969 the year ends weren't based on sales and up until 1980 BMRB only published the top 20 of each year so we'll never know for sure as some acts did get 4 songs in the top 20.

I can't recall any act in the 90s or 00s having that much power but I'm not up to date in the last 5 years or so and therefore can't categorically say no.
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post May 8 2021, 09:04 PM
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I wondered if Ed Sheeran got there at some point... he had four of the top SIX in 2017 but not quite a fifth entry laugh.gif
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post May 8 2021, 10:12 PM
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There's a few with 4 in the 60s but I can't find anyone else with 5 so it looks like Kylie may indeed have that honour to herself
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post May 9 2021, 07:39 AM
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I am loving these shows on Channel 5 that prompted the OCC to do the articles. Even better, they are moving onto the 90s from Friday.
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post Jun 16 2021, 09:24 PM
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https://www.ukmix.org/showthread.php?100490...ms-and-Singles)

Enjoy this link!
It shows the full Top 100 year ends of the UK charts in the 1980s
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