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creepy chris
post Sep 28 2021, 08:21 PM
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Out Oct 28th.

All the facts and figures behind every Christmas No.1.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1788705...63c80d297508abe
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post Sep 28 2021, 08:32 PM
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Sounds like my Christmas present is sorted!
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post Sep 28 2021, 09:27 PM
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Thank you for sharing the link! Ordered and canít wait to read!
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post Sep 29 2021, 02:38 AM
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Thanks! Can already spot a big mistake in one of the images shared on Amazon: "Billion" instead of "million" for the streaming figures... oops.

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post Sep 29 2021, 07:02 AM
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Definitely one for my Christmas list.
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post Sep 29 2021, 09:28 AM
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QUOTE(-Jay- @ Sep 29 2021, 03:38 AM) *
Thanks! Can already spot a big mistake in one of the images shared on Amazon: "Billion" instead of "million" for the streaming figures... oops.


Wow, that is quite a monumental error! Surely it won't go to print like that.

Otherwise this book looks like a must purchase!
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post Sep 29 2021, 11:45 AM
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Itís bad enough that everyone in the country has listened to Perfect 6 times, let alone 6,000 times.
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post Sep 29 2021, 11:49 AM
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Published in conjunction with the Official Charts Company.

https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/o...es-book__34121/

Who has had the most Christmas chart-toppers Ė The Beatles, Cliff Richard or The Spice Girls?
Which quintessentially British Christmas favourite was recorded on a sweltering summerís day in New York?
What was the all-star British Christmas Number 1 that outsold the entire rest of the Top 40 in its first week on sale?
Whose festive classic reached Number 2 at the time and took a further 30 years to reach the Number 1 spot at Christmas?
Which X-Factor winner was denied the Christmas Number 1 by an unseasonal rap-metal record that was already 16 years old?


Get 20% off at Waterstones!
Official Chart followers who pre-order the book through Waterstones by 27th October can claim 20% off using the code: XmasNo1


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post Sep 29 2021, 01:15 PM
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Sales from release until end of May 2021. (no streams)

1) Do they know it's Christmas (Band Aid) - 3.83m
2) Bohemian Rhapsody - 2.62m
3) Mull of Kintyre - 2.09m
4) Mary's Boy Child (Boney M) - 1.9m
5) I want to hold your hand - 1.82m
6) I will always love you - 1.67m
7) Don't you want me - 1.65m
8) I feel fine - 1.43m
9) Day tripper/We can work it out - 1.41m
10) Hallelujah - 1.33m
11) Merry Xmas everyone - 1.32m
12) Green green grass of home - 1.27m
13) Earth song - 1.22m
14) Mary's boy child (Harry Belafonte) - 1.19m
15) Do they know it's Christmas (Band Aid 20) - 1.19m
16) Another brick in the wall - 1.16m
17) 2 becomes 1 - 1.15m
18) That's my goal - 1.12m
19) Can we fix it? - 1.03m
20) When we collide - 1.02m


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Ordered from Waterstones with the extra 20% off code (Also itís good to support other businesses rather than Amazon for a change sleep.gif )
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post Sep 29 2021, 04:55 PM
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A few weeks earlier than I had planned, but here is a tempter for the first of two Music Chronicles that will be available in November.





The book is 413 pages long. I am proof checking it at the moment, and expect it will be on sale via eBay in about 5 weeks time.


Here are two sample pages:-



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post Sep 29 2021, 05:39 PM
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QUOTE(ben08 @ Sep 29 2021, 02:15 PM) *
Sales from release until end of May 2021. (no streams)

1) Do they know it's Christmas (Band Aid) - 3.83m
2) Bohemian Rhapsody - 2.62m
3) Mull of Kintyre - 2.09m
4) Mary's Boy Child (Boney M) - 1.9m
5) I want to hold your hand - 1.82m
6) I will always love you - 1.67m
7) Don't you want me - 1.65m
8) I feel fine - 1.43m
9) Day tripper/We can work it out - 1.41m
10) Hallelujah - 1.33m
11) Merry Xmas everyone - 1.32m
12) Green green grass of home - 1.27m
13) Earth song - 1.22m
14) Mary's boy child (Harry Belafonte) - 1.19m
15) Do they know it's Christmas (Band Aid 20) - 1.19m
16) Another brick in the wall - 1.16m
17) 2 becomes 1 - 1.15m
18) That's my goal - 1.12m
19) Can we fix it? - 1.03m
20) When we collide - 1.02m


Some really classic songs in the T20 but what is striking to me is the lack of decent quality songs in the last 10-20 years. Songs like hallelujah, when we collide and can we fix it are just awful.
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post Sep 29 2021, 06:21 PM
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QUOTE(Music Chronicle @ Sep 29 2021, 05:55 PM) *
A few weeks earlier than I had planned, but here is a tempter for the first of two Music Chronicles that will be available in November.

The book is 413 pages long. I am proof checking it at the moment, and expect it will be on sale via eBay in about 5 weeks time.
Here are two sample pages:-




How much will it be?
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post Sep 29 2021, 06:25 PM
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I will do a full reveal with pricing and ordering details when the book is ready.

But I can say now that page for page it will be much cheaper than the OCC book.
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post Sep 29 2021, 08:21 PM
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With a 20% discount no doubt! wub.gif
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post Sep 30 2021, 09:54 AM
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The OCC has twice removed my comment from their web site regarding streams being measured in billions instead of millions.

Wonder if their book will be updated before its release on October 28th?
Perhaps the Publisher will include an errata slip.
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post Oct 2 2021, 12:53 AM
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QUOTE(-Jay- @ Sep 29 2021, 03:38 AM) *
Thanks! Can already spot a big mistake in one of the images shared on Amazon: "Billion" instead of "million" for the streaming figures... oops.

The graphic on Amazon showing streams measured in billions has just been removed.
But will it still appear in the book?
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post Oct 23 2021, 12:16 PM
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Email from Waterstones this morning to say mine is on it's way!
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post Oct 25 2021, 04:08 PM
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My copy arrived this morning, had a little thumb through it over lunch. Very well put together and a nice thing to have as a reference point for quiz nights ☺️
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post Oct 25 2021, 04:31 PM
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The error re millions / billions hasn't been corrected!
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