2013 Weekly Charts

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gentle waves in Tenerife Dec 2012

18th August 2013

Lana gets a second week at the top and heads yet another highly active chart as I go download mad for the fourth week in a row. Records have dropped out of the chart that would normally still be in the Top 40, such has been the pace of new stuff (that’s around 60 new entries in 4 weeks, long runs are the exception!)

Glen Campbell finally comes out on itunes and boosts into the Top 5 with his gorgeous cover, and will.i.am gets his umpteenth Top 10 a bit belatedly, but that 1920’s charleston ragtime sound to a banging dance tune sounds really good on repeat. Lolo’s new track is out this week, it’s a major diva vitriolic ballad and is bound to go up from its high climb into the Top 20 when I download!

New band F.U.R.S is highest new entry at 19, jangly indie rock of the melodic variety, hooray! Dan Croll, another (Scouse) newie isnt far behind… Gaga’s back, will it repeat previous success? Jury’s out, so far. Madness’ Lee Thompson brings ska proper back into the charts for the first time in ages, quite a joy to hear the sounds again, and joined by Bitty McLean, not seen in my charts for about 18 years. Then there’s Duane Eddy. 1950’s twangy guitar legend, he may even be older than Glen Campbell to become one of the oldest acts to chart with new material (Richard Hawley-produced album track from a couple of years ago). He first made my charts in 1975, and again in 1986, but would certainly have charted in the 60’s (if I’d done them then) as his twangy instrumentals were very familiar growing up. Not quite a sold, but The Boomtown Rats are back with a brave new sound of revamps of old stuff. That’ll be 1985 since last about then…

1 1 1 4 SUMMERTIME SADNESS Lana Del Ray/ Cedric Gervais 497000
2 3 2 5 THURSDAY Pet Shop Boys/ Example 254100
3 2 2 3 RED HANDS Walk Off The Earth 250000
4 4 1 11 LA LA LA Naughty Boy/ Sam Smith 1153200
5 46 5 13 POSTCARD FROM PARIS Glen Campbell 361750
6 7 6 4 SO HIGH Ghost Loft 140400
7 6 4 5 TRUE LOVE Pink/ Lily Rose Cooper 266000
8 5 2 10 LOVE ME AGAIN John Newman 543500
9 12 9 4 LOVE IS A BOURGEOIS CONSTRUCT Pet Shop Boys 130000
10 19 10 7 BANG BANG will.i.am 124750

11 9 9 4 FOOL Mayer Hawthorne 117800
12 10 10 5 ATLANTIS Postiljonen 155800
13 13 1 14 SUPREME Postiljonen 1216500
14 15 14 3 MOVING Travis 73600
15 8 8 5 COME UNTO ME The Mavericks 125500
16 11 6 7 A ROSE BY ANY NAME Blondie/ Beth Ditto 261950
17 51 17 4 HEARD IT FROM A FRIEND Lolo 65250
18 20 18 5 HIGHER AND HIGHER The Moody Blues 101250
19 NEW 19 1 JUST KIDS F.U.R.S. 21000
20 29 20 2 (YOU DON’T KNOW) HOW GLAD I AM Nancy Wilson 38200

21 14 3 9 A TOUT A L’HEURE Bibio 383100
22 18 18 3 CUPS (PITCH PERFECTS WHEN I’M GONE) Anna Kendrick 60000
23 28 23 2 HOME Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 37550
24 45 24 2 COOL LE YOUTH 32000
25 NEW 25 1 IN OUT Dan Croll 18750
26 NEW 26 1 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME Olly Murs 18500
27 RE 27 3 FURTHER AWAY (ROMANCE POLICE) Lissie 31200
28 16 10 9 I LOVE IT Icona Pop/ Charli XCX 163050
29 34 29 4 TAKE BACK THE NIGHT Justin Timberlake 70200
30 35 30 4 KEEP ON MOVING ON Andy Burrows 47500

31 17 9 5 LIVE YOUR LIFE MIKA 159900
32 21 5 8 I’M WANDERIN’ Kristina Train 326550
33 31 1 18 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers 783650
34 NEW 34 1 APPLAUSE Lady Gaga 17600
35 38 35 3 FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE Stevie Wonder 42200
36 NEW 36 1 FU MANCHU The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra/ Bitty McLean 17400
37 23 2 8 YOU DON’T HAVE TO CHANGE Anneli Drecker 385750
38 32 3 12 BLURRED LINES Robin Thicke/ T.I./ Pharrell 434000
39 60 39 3 VALENTINE’S DAY David Bowie 32300
40 NEW 40 1 PRIMEVAL Duane Eddy 17000

41 27 9 15 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW Agnetha Faltskog 248550
42 25 17 6 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC Wild Cherry 124500
43 24 9 7 SUN Belinda Carlisle 171700
44 22 19 7 BIG WHEN I WAS LITTLE Eliza Doolittle 104450
45 NEW 45 1 40 DAY DREAM Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 13000
46 26 24 5 WAKE ME UP Avicii/ Aloe Blacc 80250
47 NEW 47 1 THE STARS ARE OUT Mayer Hawthorne 12500
48 NEW 48 1 EVERYTHING TO ME Shane Filan 12300
49 33 33 3 I KEEP THEM ON THE FLOOR BESIDE MY BED Agnetha Faltskog 47000
50 NEW 50 1 COUNTING STARS Onerepublic 12000

51 37 37 4 WE CAN’T STOP Miley Cyrus 49300
52 30 30 5 DETROIT CITY Texas 63700
53 40 40 4 LOVING YOU Matt Cardle/ Melanie C 49050
54 NEW 54 1 COOL LIKE ME Fryars 11000
55 55 55 3 BROKEN HEART Booker T/ Jay James 31600
56 RE 40 5 MY PROMISE Earth, Wind & Fire 66050
57 39 39 4 MISS JACKSON Panic! At The Disco/ Lolo 51600
58 48 5 19 BACK SEAT OF MY CAR Paul & Linda McCartney 315300
59 57 1 18 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr 464350
60 NEW 60 1 THE BOOMTOWN RATS The Boomtown Rats 10000

61 44 13 6 REACH OUT OF THE DARKNESS Friend And Lover 121800
62 36 36 4 FEELSOLOW NO CEREMONY 50050
63 58 1 18 SHORLEY WALL Ooberman 656850
64 65 64 8 HEY JOE Jimi Hendrix Experience 48300
65 72 65 2 BEST SONG EVER One Direction 12600
66 59 7 11 VOCAL Pet Shop Boys 238300
67 NEW 67 1 STRONG London Grammar 6600
68 NEW 68 1 BURN Ellie Goulding 6400
69 71 69 6 THE LAST TIME The Rolling Stones 33600
70 69 1 116 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1939350

71 NEW 71 1 ROAR Katy Perry 5800
72 74 72 2 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT King Harvest 10800
73 NEW 73 1 AM I WRONG Envy 5400
74 54 54 2 WE SHARE THE SAME SUN Stereophonics 16200
75 NEW 75 1 (CAN’T HELP) FALLIN’ IN LOVE UB40 5000

DROP OUTS
41 18 5 CRAZY KIDS Kesha/ will.i.am 78500
42 23 4 DREW Goldfrapp 70650
43 20 3 GHOSTCITY Thomas Azier 53500
47 47 2 XANMAN Pond 25000
49 1 16 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE Ray Charles 765400
50 50 1 JUST A CLOUD AWAY Pharrell Williams 12000
52 12 11 TREASURE Bruno Mars 249500
53 27 17 REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND) The Shangri-Las 194400
56 56 2 SAFE WITH ME Sam Smith 21200
61 36 4 BLACK SKINHEAD Kanye West 43800
62 5 7 ALREADY GONE Red Sky July 207150
63 2 10 GOIN’ CRAZY Dizzee Rascal/ Robbie Williams 544950
64 64 2 LET ME DOWN EASY Bonnie Tyler 14200
66 66 2 HOLY GRAIL Jay-Z/ Justin Timberlake 12600
67 67 4 GET IT ON (BANG A GONG) T.Rex 22000
68 48 3 ECHOES Henrik B/ Niklas Gustavsson/ Peter Johansson 31000
70 34 3 IT’S TIME Imagine Dragons 35350
73 73 1 HOME AGAIN Elton John 5400
75 75 1 ALL I HAVE SEEN The Leisure Society 5000

 

14th April 2013

A little late due to being in the Canaries, months of UK winter misery over. Heatwave back home of course!

Agnetha gets her second solo number one, and a span of 39 years since Waterloo entered my chart at 1, an instant love. Just beating out The Weeknd’s gorgeous-sounding sultry effort. So many great (new to me) records about, Claudia Brucken gets her 3rd Top 5 hit and hits a higher peak than David Bowie did with it. Mina, heard it this week for the first time, is a diva eurovisioned style Italian hit from 1964 but it was released as a single in february, and qualifies. Next saturday is World Record Store day, and loads of oldies are released on vinyl. Expect an invasion of qualifying classics…!

Bee Gees meanwhile make the Top 10 with a record that didnt chart first time round, I think it was the title! Imagine Dragons rocket up and in, sounds like a good album from what I hear. Primal Scream get their biggest hit since the 90’s, Phoenix are new to the 20, and old faves Texas make a welcome low-key comeback after years away (though Sharleen continued to be fab).

1 2 1 5 WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE Agnetha Faltskog
2 8 2 3 TWENTY EIGHT The Weeknd
3 1 1 3 VELVET ELVIS Alex Winston
4 7 4 6 “EVERYONE SAYS “”HI”” Claudia Brucken
5 NEW 5 1 CITTA VUOTA (IT’S A LONELY TOWN) Mina
6 5 5 4 THANK YOU MKTO
7 4 1 8 MIRRORS Justin Timberlake
8 19 8 18 FANNY (BE TENDER WITH MY LOVE) The Bee Gees
9 6 1 8 ARMY OF TWO Olly Murs
10 10 10 7 BROKEN GLASS PARK Simple Minds

11 11 9 10 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess
12 12 5 10 YOU’RE NOT RIGHT FOR ME Emilia Mitiku
13 40 13 2 ON TOP OF THE WORLD Imagine Dragons
14 33 14 2 ENTERTAINMENT Phoenix
15 20 15 4 MOVE Mausi
16 9 1 11 BE A BOY Robbie Williams
17 17 17 6 FEEL AGAIN Onerepublic
18 37 18 4 IT’S ALRIGHT IT’S OK Primal Scream
19 25 19 5 BLIND Hurts
20 23 20 7 ONE WAY OR ANOTHER Blondie

21 13 5 11 RUNNING TO THE SEA Royksopp/ Susanne Sundfor
22 14 6 11 MERMAID Train
23 24 23 5 READY OR NOT Bridgit Mendler
24 18 18 3 HIGH HOPES Kodaline
25 15 15 6 SACRILEGE The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
26 16 16 10 HARD TIMES Daniel Pearson
27 27 27 6 METROLAND OMD
28 28 28 3 MAGNETISED Johnny Hates Jazz
29 NEW 29 1 THE CONVERSATION Texas
30 30 30 6 THE PROUD ONE The Four Seasons

31 21 17 6 POMPEII Bastille
32 26 3 13 SUIT AND TIE Justin Timberlake/ Jay Z
33 3 3 26 YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW The Beatles
34 56 34 2 LOVE CAME LOOKING FOR ME Thea Gilmore
35 29 2 11 SKIRTS The Other Tribe
36 43 36 3 HURT LOVERS Blue
37 39 37 8 I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King
38 22 2 9 MY SONGS KNOW WHAT YOU DID IN THE DARK Fall Out Boy
39 NEW 39 1 IT’S TIME Imagine Dragons
40 71 40 3 HOW CAN I TELL YOU Madness

41 34 1 14 CUT COPY ME Petula Clark
42 35 1 15 STAY Rihanna/Mikky Ekko
43 52 43 3 IF I HAD A HEART Andy Burrows
44 44 44 4 “22”” Taylor Swift
45 32 32 2 JUST BE Paloma Faith
46 31 7 10 EXPLOSIONS Ellie Goulding
47 54 47 5 DAYLIGHT Maroon 5
48 36 36 3 DOWNTOWN 2013 Petula Clark
49 38 38 3 TANGLED UP Caro Emerald
50 42 4 4 A THING CALLED LOVE Johnny Cash

51 NEW 51 1 STILL INTO YOU Paramore
52 47 2 12 LEARN TO LOVE AGAIN Lawson
53 53 1 26 DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD Swedish House Mafia/ John Martin
54 57 54 7 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac
55 60 55 3 FALLING HAIM
56 45 8 10 SUPER RICH KIDS Frank Ocean
57 75 57 2 I NEED YOUR LOVE Calvin Harris/ Ellie Goulding
58 68 58 2 UNCOVER Zara Larsson
59 59 59 2 BURN Iggy Pop & The Stooges
60 62 60 6 THE SUN AIN’T GONNA SHINE (ANYMORE) The Four Seasons

61 50 50 3 BAD MOOD The Vaccines
62 70 62 3 WHAT ABOUT US The Saturdays/ Sean Paul
63 63 1 98 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys
64 74 64 2 THE PHOENIX Fall Out Boy
65 64 1 64 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/Kimbra
66 NEW 66 1 FINE CHINA Chris Brown
67 67 67 2 I’LL STAY WITH YOU New Order
68 72 68 2 OBLIVION M83/ Susanne Sundfor
69 69 1 117 BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty
70 NEW 70 1 NEED U (100%) Duke Dumont/ A*M*E/ MNEK

71 55 55 3 TURN Deacon Blue
72 NEW 72 1 IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW The Script
73 73 73 2 I LOVE YOU Woodkid
74 NEW 74 1 BACK SEAT OF MY CAR Paul & Linda McCartney
75 NEW 75 1 HOLD ME Tom Odell

DROP OUTS
41 29 8 WHITE NOISE Disclosure/ Alunageorge
46 35 4 BELIEVE IN ME Bonnie Tyler
48 10 9 LOOKING HOT No Doubt
49 23 7 WHEN I WAS YOUR MAN Bruno Mars
51 27 3 WASTING WATER Emerentia
58 49 3 GOTTA GET OVER Eric Clapton/ Chaka Khan
61 61 2 FIGHT FOR EVERYONE The Leisure Society
65 65 3 “99”” Harper Simon
66 66 2 WHEN I WAS YOUR GIRL Alison Moyet

7th April 2013

So.. a new-ish newcomer (advert-promoted) beats out the comeback of one of the singers of my fave 70’s act (abba) and a track that should have been a 60’s single (rather than an EP track) from my all-time fave act. Hey it’s a great quirky pop record (Alex Winston)!

So Claudia Brucken gets her 3rd Top 10 (28 years on from the last one) and Simple Minds get their first since 1995 (one of oodles). Iggy Pop gets a hit after a long absence, stretching his run to 26 years, and New Order for the first time in a decade, stretching their run back to Joy Division and 1980. Lots of new acts, thanks to Buzzjack and the UK charts though.

1 8 1 2 VELVET ELVIS Alex Winston 218000
2 10 2 4 WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE Agnetha Faltskog 217200
3 7 3 25 YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW The Beatles 467400
4 1 1 7 MIRRORS Justin Timberlake 580000
5 5 5 3 THANK YOU MKTO 168000
6 2 1 7 ARMY OF TWO Olly Murs 645000
7 12 7 5 EVERYONE SAYS “HI” Claudia Brucken 139000
8 4 4 2 28″ The Weekend 113000
9 3 1 10 BE A BOY Robbie Williams 579500
10 14 10 6 BROKEN GLASS PARK Simple Minds 139100

11 9 9 9 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess 196500
12 16 5 9 YOU’RE NOT RIGHT FOR ME Emilia Mitiku 351000
13 13 5 10 RUNNING TO THE SEA Royksopp/ Susanne Sundfor 258100
14 6 6 10 MERMAID Train 277550
15 15 15 5 SACRILEGE The Yeah Yeah Yeahs 98200
16 42 16 9 HARD TIMES Daniel Pearson 151350
17 RE 17 5 FEEL AGAIN Onerepublic 92900
18 18 18 2 HIGH HOPES Kodaline 44000
19 19 19 17 FANNY (BE TENDER WITH MY LOVE) The Bee Gees 234400
20 26 20 3 MOVE Mausi 56800

21 17 17 5 POMPEII Bastille 83800
22 11 2 8 MY SONGS KNOW WHAT YOU DID IN THE DARK Fall Out Boy 411500
23 28 23 6 ONE WAY OR ANOTHER Blondie 108650
24 54 24 4 READY OR NOT Bridgit Mendler 42000
25 25 25 4 BLIND Hurts 63000
26 23 3 12 SUIT AND TIE Justin Timberlake/ Jay Z 525250
27 40 27 5 METROLAND OMD 66600
28 30 28 2 MAGNETISED Johnny Hates Jazz 36300
29 21 2 10 SKIRTS The Other Tribe 505450
30 36 30 5 THE PROUD ONE The Four Seasons 82750

31 20 7 9 EXPLOSIONS Ellie Goulding 220300
32 NEW 32 1 JUST BE Paloma Faith 17800
33 NEW 33 1 ENTERTAINMENT Phoenix 17700
34 34 1 13 CUT COPY ME Petula Clark 721950
35 24 1 14 STAY Rihanna/Mikky Ekko 1216500
36 39 36 2 DOWNTOWN 2013 Petula Clark 34500
37 37 37 3 IT’S ALRIGHT IT’S OK Primal Scream 47600
38 47 38 2 TANGLED UP Caro Emerald 29700
39 50 39 7 I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King 66300
40 NEW 40 1 ON TOP OF THE WORLD Imagine Dragons 17000

41 29 29 8 WHITE NOISE Disclosure/ Alunageorge 107000
42 22 4 3 A THING CALLED LOVE Johnny Cash 98250
43 45 43 2 HURT LOVERS Blue 26500
44 48 44 3 22″ Taylor Swift 32150
45 35 8 9 SUPER RICH KIDS Frank Ocean 232500
46 46 35 4 BELIEVE IN ME Bonnie Tyler 60000
47 32 2 11 LEARN TO LOVE AGAIN Lawson 698800
48 33 10 9 LOOKING HOT No Doubt 193000
49 27 23 7 WHEN I WAS YOUR MAN Bruno Mars 110350
50 53 50 2 BAD MOOD The Vaccines 23250

51 31 27 3 WASTING WATER Emerentia 48050
52 52 52 2 IF I HAD A HEART Andy Burrows 23000
53 51 1 25 DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD Swedish House Mafia/ John Martin 1062950
54 69 54 4 DAYLIGHT Maroon 5 29000
55 57 55 2 TORN Deacon Blue 21200
56 NEW 56 1 LOVE CAME LOOKING FOR ME Thea Gilmore 10600
57 60 57 6 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac 45800
58 49 49 3 GOTTA GET OVER Eric Clapton/ Chaka Khan 27500
59 NEW 59 1 BURN Iggy Pop & The Stooges 10100
60 70 60 2 FALLING HAIM 16000

61 61 61 2 FIGHT FOR EVERYONE The Leisure Society 15000
62 67 62 5 THE SUN AIN’T GONNA SHINE (ANYMORE) The Four Seasons 30600
63 63 1 97 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1813850
64 62 1 63 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/Kimbra 1844750
65 65 65 3 99″ Harper Simon 21000
66 66 66 2 WHEN I WAS YOUR GIRL Alison Moyet 13600
67 NEW 67 1 I’LL STAY WITH YOU New Order 6600
68 NEW 68 1 UNCOVER Zara Larsson 6400
69 68 1 116 BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty 2121850
70 73 70 2 WHAT ABOUT US The Saturdays/ Sean Paul 11400

71 71 71 2 HOW CAN I TELL YOU Madness 11600
72 NEW 72 1 OBLIVION M83/ Susanne Sundfor 5600
73 NEW 73 1 I LOVE YOU Woodkid 5400
74 NEW 74 1 THE PHOENIX Fall Out Boy 5200
75 NEW 75 1 I NEED YOUR LOVE Calvin Harris/ Ellie Goulding 5000

DROP-OUTS
38 38 2 SHIT ON THE RADIO Robbie Williams 34400
41 13 8 SEEN IT ALL Jake Bugg 157750
43 26 4 THE STARS (ARE OUT TONIGHT) David Bowie 67800
44 14 9 IF YOU’RE NEVER GONNA MOVE Jessie Ware 174900
55 55 2 HEAVEN Depeche Mode 17600
56 40 2 WHAT A NIGHT The Loveable Rogues 27600
58 10 13 SCREAM AND SHOUT will.i.am/ Britney Spears 250150
59 59 2 HEARTS GO CRAZY Parachute 20200
64 64 1 TITANIUM David Guetta/ SIA 7100
72 72 2 LET IT REST Vaz 11200
74 74 1 BOOMERANG Nicole Scherzinger 5200
75 75 2 SIT DOWN James 10000

31st March 2013

There were 130 songs in my top 75 during March, and it’s one of the highest monthly totals ever. Of course that means loads of good songs get booted out too soon. Shame!

Justin gets to the top for the 5th time this century, once with ‘Nsync, once with Madonna, twice solo in 2003 and now again.

Meanwhile The Weekend rocket in with a fab ballad, and Alex Winston with an advert song that never charted. MKTO still sounds good to me, and Pink & Nate return to the Top 10 for the 3rd time in a year each. There’s a numbers theme this week. 28 at 4, 22 at 48, 99 at 65. How numerical!

Claudia Brucken just misses out on a top 10 return with Bowie’s song (1985 was the last time), Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Kodaline are strong, and in old-timers corner, perhaps the most unlikely comeback ever: Johnny Hates Jazz at 30, some 23 years since they last troubled the charts (or existed!); Petula with her 3rd hit this year (covering her own back catalogue in a new way); Blue, finally following up Eurovision; Alison Moyet, back after a long break after being an 80’s regular.

1 3 1 6 MIRRORS Justin Timberlake 515000
2 2 1 6 ARMY OF TWO Olly Murs 590000
3 1 1 9 BE A BOY Robbie Williams 534500
4 NEW 4 1 28″ The Weekend 65000
5 8 5 2 THANK YOU MKTO 108000
6 7 6 9 MERMAID Train 248550
7 16 7 24 YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW The Beatles 382400
8 NEW 8 1 VELVET ELVIS Alex Winston 48000
9 14 9 8 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess 159500
10 10 10 3 WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE Agnetha Faltskog 102200

11 6 2 7 MY SONGS KNOW WHAT YOU DID IN THE DARK Fall Out Boy 392000
12 29 12 4 EVERYONE SAYS “HI” Claudia Brucken 89000
13 5 5 9 RUNNING TO THE SEA Royksopp/ Susanne Sundfor 226100
14 18 14 5 BROKEN GLASS PARK Simple Minds 97100
15 33 15 4 SACRILEGE The Yeah Yeah Yeahs 71200
16 12 5 8 YOU’RE NOT RIGHT FOR ME Emilia Mitiku 316000
17 25 17 4 POMPEII Bastille 64050
18 NEW 18 1 HIGH HOPES Kodaline 22000
19 24 19 16 FANNY (BE TENDER WITH MY LOVE) The Bee Gees 213400
20 13 7 8 EXPLOSIONS Ellie Goulding 202400

21 11 2 9 SKIRTS The Other Tribe 487250
22 4 4 2 A THING CALLED LOVE Johnny Cash 84500
23 20 3 11 SUIT AND TIE Justin Timberlake/ Jay Z 506750
24 9 1 13 STAY Rihanna/Mikky Ekko 1199000
25 46 25 3 BLIND Hurts 44250
26 28 26 2 MOVE Mausi 36800
27 23 23 6 WHEN I WAS YOUR MAN Bruno Mars 98250
28 30 28 5 ONE WAY OR ANOTHER Blondie 89400
29 34 29 7 WHITE NOISE Disclosure/ Alunageorge 93000
30 NEW 30 1 MAGNETISED Johnny Hates Jazz 18000

31 27 27 2 WASTING WATER Emerentia 36300
32 22 2 10 LEARN TO LOVE AGAIN Lawson 686300
33 15 10 8 LOOKING HOT No Doubt 180700
34 21 1 12 CUT COPY ME Petula Clark 704350
35 17 8 8 SUPER RICH KIDS Frank Ocean 219500
36 36 36 4 THE PROUD ONE The Four Seasons 64750
37 45 37 2 IT’S ALRIGHT IT’S OK Primal Scream 30300
38 38 38 2 SHIT ON THE RADIO Robbie Williams 34400
39 NEW 39 1 DOWNTOWN 2013 Petula Clark 17100
40 RE 40 4 METROLAND OMD 48200

41 19 13 8 SEEN IT ALL Jake Bugg 157750
42 RE 24 8 HARD TIMES Daniel Pearson 126350
43 26 26 4 THE STARS (ARE OUT TONIGHT) David Bowie 67800
44 31 14 9 IF YOU’RE NEVER GONNA MOVE Jessie Ware 174900
45 NEW 45 1 HURT LOVERS Blue 13000
46 35 35 3 BELIEVE IN ME Bonnie Tyler 47250
47 NEW 47 1 TANGLED UP Caro Emerald 12500
48 67 48 2 22″ Taylor Swift 18900
49 74 49 2 GOTTA GET OVER Eric Clapton/ Chaka Khan 17300
50 58 50 6 I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King 49200

51 44 1 24 DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD Swedish House Mafia/ John Martin 1051700
52 NEW 52 1 IF I HAD A HEART Andy Burrows 11500
53 NEW 53 1 BAD MOOD The Vaccines 11250
54 70 54 3 READY OR NOT Bridgit Mendler 23000
55 66 55 2 HEAVEN Depeche Mode 17600
56 40 40 2 WHAT A NIGHT The Loveable Rogues 27600
57 NEW 57 1 TORN Deacon Blue 10400
58 55 10 13 SCREAM AND SHOUT will.i.am/ Britney Spears 250150
59 59 59 2 HEARTS GO CRAZY Parachute 20200
60 64 60 5 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac 35400

61 NEW 61 1 FIGHT FOR EVERYONE The Leisure Society 7500
62 61 1 62 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/Kimbra 1837650
63 63 1 96 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1806650
64 NEW 64 1 TITANIUM David Guetta/ SIA 7100
65 65 65 2 99″ Harper Simon 14000
66 NEW 66 1 WHEN I WAS YOUR GIRL Alison Moyet 6800
67 71 67 4 THE SUN AIN’T GONNA SHINE (ANYMORE) The Four Seasons 23200
68 68 1 115 BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty 2115650
69 69 69 3 DAYLIGHT Maroon 5 18000
70 NEW 70 1 FALLING HAIM 6000

71 NEW 71 1 HOW CAN I TELL YOU Madness 5800
72 72 72 2 LET IT REST Vaz 11200
73 NEW 73 1 WHAT ABOUT US The Saturdays/ Sean Paul 5400
74 NEW 74 1 BOOMERANG Nicole Scherzinger 5200
75 75 75 2 SIT DOWN James 10000

DROP-OUTS:
32 32 1 DON’T DREAM IT’S OVER Glee Cast 17800
37 37 4 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME Mick Hucknall 36500
39 39 1 SOMETHIN’ STUPID Glee Cast 17100
41 4 3 EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac 116000
42 9 8 WINGS Haerts 195500
43 23 8 CAN’T PRETEND Tom Odell 134550
47 5 11 GREEN GARDEN Laura Mvula 364200
48 35 5 BEACH San Cisco 81200
49 8 9 BLACK SHEEP Gin Wigmore 287500
50 50 2 THRIFT SHOP Mackelmore / Ryan Lewis/ Wanz 19000
51 28 4 STICKS AND STONES Arlissa 57850
52 14 10 BACK IN YOUR ARMS AGAIN (NICO MIX) The Mavericks 144650
53 9 25 HELP ME RHONDA The Beach Boys 385600
54 3 18 MEMORY OF THE FUTURE (SINGLE REMIX) Pet Shop Boys 610500
56 56 6 THREE LITTLE BIRDS Bob Marley & The Wailers 44800
57 5 17 SKYFALL Adele 474250
60 1 11 THE SWEET HELLO THE SAD GOODBYE (REMIX) Roxette 544000
62 33 7 MAGNETIC EYES Matrix/ Futurebound/ Baby Blue 78400
73 37 7 BECAUSE WE CAN Bon Jovi 79700

24th March 2013

a load of oldies have had to be ejected to make way for new stuff (boo or hooray, either way), headed by TV advert golden oldie from Johnny Cash – it topped my charts in 1972! BJSC-inspired highest new track, though, at 8 and climbers from Train (4th Top in a row) and Agnetha Faltskog, giving her 5 decades of Top 10 hits (albeit with Abba for some of them). Robbie unexpectedly climbs to the top though, for his 12th solo and 15th in total, Number One over 20 years. Not a bad average as they all pretty spread out over the 20 years…

Lower down, some Glee covers, Primal Scream return, Clapton scrapes in with Chaka Khan (both 70’s vetarans) and 80’s synth heroes Depeche Mode get 32 years of chart entries…

1 22 1 8 BE A BOY Robbie Williams 449500
2 1 1 5 ARMY OF TWO Olly Murs 475000
3 3 3 5 MIRRORS Justin Timberlake 345000
4 NEW 4 1 A THING CALLED LOVE Johnny Cash 65000
5 8 5 8 RUNNING TO THE SEA Royksopp/ Susanne Sundfor 194100
6 2 2 6 MY SONGS KNOW WHAT YOU DID IN THE DARK Fall Out Boy 355000
7 15 7 8 MERMAID Train 193550
8 NEW 8 1 THANK YOU MKTO 48000
9 4 1 12 STAY Rihanna/Mikky Ekko 1180000
10 29 10 2 WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE Agnetha Faltskog 60200

11 6 2 8 SKIRTS The Other Tribe 467500
12 5 5 7 YOU’RE NOT RIGHT FOR ME Emilia Mitiku 291000
13 7 7 7 EXPLOSIONS Ellie Goulding 182400
14 20 14 7 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess 114500
15 10 10 7 LOOKING HOT No Doubt 163000
16 17 16 23 YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW The Beatles 332400
17 12 8 7 SUPER RICH KIDS Frank Ocean 202000
18 18 18 4 BROKEN GLASS PARK Simple Minds 68100
19 13 13 7 SEEN IT ALL Jake Bugg 143750
20 14 3 10 SUIT AND TIE Justin Timberlake/ Jay Z 487500

21 16 1 11 CUT COPY ME Petula Clark 686750
22 19 2 9 LEARN TO LOVE AGAIN Lawson 668500
23 23 23 5 WHEN I WAS YOUR MAN Bruno Mars 80150
24 25 24 15 FANNY (BE TENDER WITH MY LOVE) The Bee Gees 192400
25 39 25 3 POMPEII Bastille 41050
26 26 26 3 THE STARS (ARE OUT TONIGHT) David Bowie 54300
27 NEW 27 1 WASTING WATER Emerentia 18400
28 NEW 28 1 MOVE Mausi 18300
29 30 29 3 EVERYONE SAYS “HI” Claudia Brucken 54000
30 32 30 4 ONE WAY OR ANOTHER Blondie 71100

31 24 14 8 IF YOU’RE NEVER GONNA MOVE Jessie Ware 161650
32 NEW 32 1 DON’T DREAM IT’S OVER Glee Cast 17800
33 44 33 3 SACRILEGE The Yeah Yeah Yeahs 44200
34 36 34 6 WHITE NOISE Disclosure/ Alunageorge 74800
35 40 35 2 BELIEVE IN ME Bonnie Tyler 34500
36 38 36 3 THE PROUD ONE The Four Seasons 47350
37 RE 37 4 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME Mick Hucknall 36500
38 NEW 38 1 SHIT ON THE RADIO Robbie Williams 17200
39 NEW 39 1 SOMETHIN’ STUPID Glee Cast 17100
40 NEW 40 1 WHAT A NIGHT The Loveable Rogues 17000

41 11 4 3 EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac 116000
42 21 9 8 WINGS Haerts 195500
43 28 23 8 CAN’T PRETEND Tom Odell 134550
44 43 1 23 DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD Swedish House Mafia/ John Martin 1039950
45 NEW 45 1 IT’S ALRIGHT IT’S OK Primal Scream 13000
46 46 46 2 BLIND Hurts 25500
47 27 5 11 GREEN GARDEN Laura Mvula 364200
48 35 35 5 BEACH San Cisco 81200
49 31 8 9 BLACK SHEEP Gin Wigmore 287500
50 65 50 2 THRIFT SHOP Mackelmore / Ryan Lewis/ Wanz 19000

51 34 28 4 STICKS AND STONES Arlissa 57850
52 42 14 10 BACK IN YOUR ARMS AGAIN (NICO MIX) The Mavericks 144650
53 9 9 25 HELP ME RHONDA The Beach Boys 385600
54 47 3 18 MEMORY OF THE FUTURE (SINGLE REMIX) Pet Shop Boys 610500
55 53 10 12 SCREAM AND SHOUT will.i.am/ Britney Spears 239950
56 58 56 6 THREE LITTLE BIRDS Bob Marley & The Wailers 44800
57 45 5 17 SKYFALL Adele 474250
58 60 58 5 I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King 37200
59 NEW 59 1 HEARTS GO CRAZY Parachute 10100
60 49 1 11 THE SWEET HELLO THE SAD GOODBYE (REMIX) Roxette 544000

61 61 1 61 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/Kimbra 1831250
62 33 33 7 MAGNETIC EYES Matrix/ Futurebound/ Baby Blue 78400
63 63 1 95 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1799450
64 64 64 4 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac 25400
65 NEW 65 1 99″ Harper Simon 7000
66 NEW 66 1 HEAVEN Depeche Mode 6800
67 NEW 67 1 22″ Taylor Swift 6600
68 68 1 114 BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty 2109250
69 72 69 2 DAYLIGHT Maroon 5 11800
70 70 70 2 READY OR NOT Bridgit Mendler 12000

71 71 71 3 THE SUN AIN’T GONNA SHINE (ANYMORE) The Four Seasons 16600
72 NEW 72 1 LET IT REST Vaz 5600
73 37 37 7 BECAUSE WE CAN Bon Jovi 79700
74 NEW 74 1 GOTTA GET OVER Eric Clapton/ Chaka Khan 5200
75 NEW 75 1 SIT DOWN James 5000

DROP OUTS
41 29 4 WE DON’T PLAY GUITARS Chicks On Speed/ Peaches 67300
48 48 2 ROCK YOUR BODY Justin Timberlake 22900
50 50 2 STEAL MY SUNSHINE Len 17400
51 34 4 I COULD BE THE ONE Avicii/ Nicky Romero 49850
52 9 13 NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME Madness 295000
54 24 7 HARD TIMES Daniel Pearson 112600
55 43 3 RADIOACTIVE Rita Ora 30900
56 56 6 PYT (PRETTY YOUNG THING) Michael Jackson 45300
57 37 7 MIRACLE Hurts 88900
59 9 21 BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL Labrinth/ Emeli Sande 390500
62 5 12 LIGHT THE NIGHT Andy Burrows 375500
66 66 2 LOVE SHACK B52’s 12600
67 6 19 TRY P!nk 552600
69 69 1 AFRICA Toto 6200
73 73 1 KEEP ON MOVIN’ Five 5400
74 74 1 CHOCOLATE The 1975 5200
75 75 1 ANGEL Sarah McLachlan 500

17th March 2013

It was close but Olly Murs just kept ahead of Fall Out Boy, meanwhile Royksopp finally get into my 10, it’s a grower, ditto Ellie and No Doubt – who get their first Top 10 for 10 years or so. Beach Boys were in my first ever chart (1968) so nice to see an oldie in there.

Big climbs for Simple Minds, over 30 years of Top 20 hits, and new entry for veteran Agnetha (Abba) Faltskog, 39 years after her waterloo debut. I watched them at Eurovision 1974 while I was getting cash babysitting. I loved them instantly, and have never wavered since. Hooray! Also back is Eurovision Bonnie Tyler, 37 years after her first Top 10 hit Lost In France.

Meanwhile a few chart hits that haven’t really grabbed me, suddenly start to sound catchy to me and climb belatedly or enter. better late than never. If I was allowed to listen to radio at work I’m sure they would have peaked earlier….smile.gif

1 1 1 4 ARMY OF TWO Olly Murs 375000
2 7 2 5 MY SONGS KNOW WHAT YOU DID IN THE DARK Fall Out Boy 300000
3 5 3 4 MIRRORS Justin Timberlake 260000
4 2 1 11 STAY Rihanna/Mikky Ekko 1135000
5 6 5 6 YOU’RE NOT RIGHT FOR ME Emilia Mitiku 256000
6 3 2 7 SKIRTS The Other Tribe 430500
7 14 7 6 EXPLOSIONS Ellie Goulding 150400
8 20 8 7 RUNNING TO THE SEA Royksopp/ Susanne Sundfor 134100
9 15 9 24 HELP ME RHONDA The Beach Boys 374350
10 17 10 6 LOOKING HOT No Doubt 136000

11 4 4 2 EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac 102000
12 13 8 6 SUPER RICH KIDS Frank Ocean 179000
13 19 13 6 SEEN IT ALL Jake Bugg 122750
14 10 3 9 SUIT AND TIE Justin Timberlake/ Jay Z 467500
15 16 15 7 MERMAID Train 143550
16 12 1 10 CUT COPY ME Petula Clark 667000
17 18 17 22 YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW The Beatles 307400
18 39 18 3 BROKEN GLASS PARK Simple Minds 46100
19 8 2 8 LEARN TO LOVE AGAIN Lawson 649000
20 26 20 6 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess 85500

21 9 9 7 WINGS Haerts 181750
22 11 6 7 BE A BOY Robbie Williams 279500
23 25 23 4 WHEN I WAS YOUR MAN Bruno Mars 60900
24 21 14 7 IF YOU’RE NEVER GONNA MOVE Jessie Ware 143750
25 27 25 14 FANNY (BE TENDER WITH MY LOVE) The Bee Gees 173400
26 37 26 2 THE STARS (ARE OUT TONIGHT) David Bowie 35800
27 24 5 10 GREEN GARDEN Laura Mvula 351700
28 23 23 7 CAN’T PRETEND Tom Odell 121050
29 NEW 29 1 WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE Agnetha Faltskog 18200
30 32 30 2 EVERYONE SAYS “HI” Claudia Brucken 35800

31 22 8 8 BLACK SHEEP Gin Wigmore 275400
32 33 32 3 ONE WAY OR ANOTHER Blondie 53100
33 62 33 6 MAGNETIC EYES Matrix/ Futurebound/ Baby Blue 71000
34 28 28 3 STICKS AND STONES Arlissa 46100
35 38 35 4 BEACH San Cisco 68900
36 36 36 5 WHITE NOISE Disclosure/ Alunageorge 57200
37 40 37 6 BECAUSE WE CAN Bon Jovi 74300
38 46 38 2 THE PROUD ONE The Four Seasons 29950
39 74 39 2 POMPEII Bastille 22300
40 NEW 40 1 BELIEVE IN ME Bonnie Tyler 17000

41 29 29 4 WE DON’T PLAY GUITARS Chicks On Speed/ Peaches 67300
42 30 14 9 BACK IN YOUR ARMS AGAIN (NICO MIX) The Mavericks 133150
43 35 1 22 DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD Swedish House Mafia/ John Martin 1026650
44 44 44 2 SACRILEGE The Yeah Yeah Yeahs 26500
45 RE 5 16 SKYFALL Adele 463850
46 NEW 46 1 BLIND Hurts 12750
47 42 3 17 MEMORY OF THE FUTURE (SINGLE REMIX) Pet Shop Boys 599500
48 56 48 2 ROCK YOUR BODY Justin Timberlake 22900
49 41 1 10 THE SWEET HELLO THE SAD GOODBYE (REMIX) Roxette 534000
50 73 50 2 STEAL MY SUNSHINE Len 17400

51 34 34 4 I COULD BE THE ONE Avicii/ Nicky Romero 49850
52 47 9 13 NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME Madness 295000
53 45 10 11 SCREAM AND SHOUT will.i.am/ Britney Spears 229150
54 31 24 7 HARD TIMES Daniel Pearson 112600
55 43 43 3 RADIOACTIVE Rita Ora 30900
56 60 56 6 PYT (PRETTY YOUNG THING) Michael Jackson 45300
57 64 37 7 MIRACLE Hurts 88900
58 65 58 5 THREE LITTLE BIRDS Bob Marley & The Wailers 34200
59 53 9 21 BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL Labrinth/ Emeli Sande 390500
60 67 60 4 I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King 27000

61 61 1 60 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/Kimbra 1823750
62 54 5 12 LIGHT THE NIGHT Andy Burrows 375500
63 63 1 94 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1792250
64 69 64 3 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac 18300
65 NEW 65 1 THRIFT SHOP Mackelmore / Ryan Lewis/ Wanz 7000
66 71 66 2 LOVE SHACK B52’s 12600
67 55 6 19 TRY P!nk 552600
68 68 1 113 BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty 2102850
69 NEW 69 1 AFRICA Toto 6200
70 NEW 70 1 READY OR NOT Bridgit Mendler 6000

71 75 71 2 THE SUN AIN’T GONNA SHINE (ANYMORE) The Four Seasons 10800
72 NEW 72 1 DAYLIGHT Maroon 5 5600
73 NEW 73 1 KEEP ON MOVIN’ Five 5400
74 NEW 74 1 CHOCOLATE The 1975 5200
75 NEW 75 1 ANGEL Sarah McLachlan 5000

DROP OUTS

48 20 6 NEVER ENOUGH Petula Clark 93250
49 49 5 IRON Woodkid 57200
50 50 3 SUPREMACY Muse 33600
51 26 6 WHY AM I THE ONE fun. 80800
52 25 6 GOSPEL Robbie Williams 103600
57 57 3 METROLAND OMD 31200
58 38 5 FIRE IT UP Joe Cocker 67750
59 10 15 WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE AC/DC 243950
66 66 3 CLARITY Zedd/ Foxes 18800
70 70 3 BASSLINE JUNKIE Dizzee Rascal 17200
72 1 18 RADIOACTIVE Imagine Dragons 975000

10th March 2013

A new number one, and Olly Murs first – it’s rare X-factor acts hit my top. So rare no UK act has done it before, though I think a Swedish one has (Agnes)!

Thanks to an ad Fleetwood Mac re-enter exactly 25 years on inside the Top 5. It peaked at 2 in 1988, so can it do it this time? Meanwhile a Rumours track climbs lower down… Due to a reduced list of new songs a waiting list of Archive chart oldies rush the charts, some very old ( Four Seasons, Jersey Boys and new tour pushing yet another compilation into the album charts) and some more recent (Justin’s gives him 3 in the Top 75), Len I think of as recent – but it’s last century or thereabouts!

Big climbers, Royksopp, Arlissa, Simple Minds and 2 welcome returns to Bowie (hero, on form, 44 years after his first hit) and Claudia Brucken with a relatively recent Bowie song – she first made Number 2 with Dr mabuse (Propaganda) in 1984. If you dont know it, youtube it…!

1 4 1 3 ARMY OF TWO Olly Murs 230000
2 1 1 10 STAY Rihanna/Mikky Ekko 1070000
3 2 2 6 SKIRTS The Other Tribe 375500
4 NEW 4 1 EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac 65000
5 5 5 3 MIRRORS Justin Timberlake 175000
6 11 6 5 YOU’RE NOT RIGHT FOR ME Emilia Mitiku 196000
7 7 7 4 MY SONGS KNOW WHAT YOU DID IN THE DARK Fall Out Boy 200000
8 3 2 7 LEARN TO LOVE AGAIN Lawson 628000
9 9 9 6 WINGS Haerts 162000
10 6 3 8 SUIT AND TIE Justin Timberlake/ Jay Z 438500

11 8 6 6 BE A BOY Robbie Williams 260000
12 10 1 9 CUT COPY ME Petula Clark 642000
13 12 8 5 SUPER RICH KIDS Frank Ocean 144000
14 16 14 5 EXPLOSIONS Ellie Goulding 100400
15 15 15 23 HELP ME RHONDA The Beach Boys 329350
16 17 16 6 MERMAID Train 116550
17 19 17 5 LOOKING HOT No Doubt 94000
18 20 18 21 YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW The Beatles 284400
19 21 19 5 SEEN IT ALL Jake Bugg 90750
20 36 20 6 RUNNING TO THE SEA Royksopp/ Susanne Sundfor 86100

21 14 14 6 IF YOU’RE NEVER GONNA MOVE Jessie Ware 124750
22 18 8 7 BLACK SHEEP Gin Wigmore 257500
23 23 23 6 CAN’T PRETEND Tom Odell 102750
24 13 5 9 GREEN GARDEN Laura Mvula 333300
25 35 25 3 WHEN I WAS YOUR MAN Bruno Mars 41650
26 29 26 5 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess 65500
27 30 27 13 FANNY (BE TENDER WITH MY LOVE) The Bee Gees 154650
28 58 28 2 STICKS AND STONES Arlissa 28500
29 33 29 3 WE DON’T PLAY GUITARS Chicks On Speed/ Peaches 53300
30 22 14 8 BACK IN YOUR ARMS AGAIN (NICO MIX) The Mavericks 119400

31 24 24 6 HARD TIMES Daniel Pearson 101600
32 NEW 32 1 EVERYONE SAYS “HI” Claudia Brucken 17800
33 34 33 2 ONE WAY OR ANOTHER Blondie 35300
34 43 34 3 I COULD BE THE ONE Avicii/ Nicky Romero 38100
35 31 1 21 DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD Swedish House Mafia/ John Martin 1013150
36 60 36 4 WHITE NOISE Disclosure/ Alunageorge 39800
37 NEW 37 1 THE STARS (ARE OUT TONIGHT) David Bowie 17300
38 39 38 3 BEACH San Cisco 51400
39 65 39 2 BROKEN GLASS PARK Simple Minds 24100
40 55 40 5 BECAUSE WE CAN Bon Jovi 57000

41 27 1 9 THE SWEET HELLO THE SAD GOODBYE (REMIX) Roxette 521900
42 28 3 16 MEMORY OF THE FUTURE (SINGLE REMIX) Pet Shop Boys 587000
43 67 43 2 RADIOACTIVE Rita Ora 20100
44 NEW 44 1 SACRILEGE The Yeah Yeah Yeahs 13250
45 40 10 10 SCREAM AND SHOUT will.i.am/ Britney Spears 217900
46 NEW 46 1 THE PROUD ONE The Four Seasons 12750
47 26 9 12 NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME Madness 283500
48 37 20 6 NEVER ENOUGH Petula Clark 93250
49 51 49 5 IRON Woodkid 57200
50 52 50 3 SUPREMACY Muse 33600

51 42 26 6 WHY AM I THE ONE fun. 80800
52 25 25 6 GOSPEL Robbie Williams 103600
53 48 9 20 BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL Labrinth/ Emeli Sande 380400
54 47 5 11 LIGHT THE NIGHT Andy Burrows 368100
55 45 6 18 TRY P!nk 546000
56 NEW 56 1 ROCK YOUR BODY Justin Timberlake 10600
57 57 57 3 METROLAND OMD 31200
58 38 38 5 FIRE IT UP Joe Cocker 67750
59 32 10 15 WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE AC/DC 243950
60 64 60 5 PYT (PRETTY YOUNG THING) Michael Jackson 34700

61 61 1 59 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/Kimbra 1816250
62 44 44 5 MAGNETIC EYES Matrix/ Futurebound/ Baby Blue 53300
63 63 1 93 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1785050
64 50 37 6 MIRACLE Hurts 78500
65 69 65 4 THREE LITTLE BIRDS Bob Marley & The Wailers 24000
66 70 66 3 CLARITY Zedd/ Foxes 18800
67 73 67 3 I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King 17000
68 68 1 112 BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty 2096450
69 75 69 2 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac 11200
70 72 70 3 BASSLINE JUNKIE Dizzee Rascal 17200

71 NEW 71 1 LOVE SHACK B52’s 5800
72 62 1 18 RADIOACTIVE Imagine Dragons 975000
73 NEW 73 1 STEAL MY SUNSHINE Len 5400
74 NEW 74 1 POMPEII Bastille 5200
75 NEW 75 1 THE SUN AIN’T GONNA SHINE (ANYMORE) The Four Seasons 5000

DROP OUTS
41 24 2 CAMERON Jillette Johnson 33000
46 15 6 NO FREEDOM Dido 113450
49 49 12 LET’S GET IT ON Marvin Gaye 107300
53 4 26 I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM Yvonne Elliman 515250
54 30 5 CHANGE YOUR LIFE Little Mix 61000
56 33 2 COUNTING Autre Ne Veut 28300
59 16 7 LOVE SONG The Overtones 125200
66 48 2 MY NUMBER Foals 19100
71 35 2 PUSH PLAY Miriam Bryant 23300
74 74 1 PLEASE DON’T SAY YOU LOVE ME Gabrielle Aplin 5200

The charts get reduced new entries (phew!) but everything is still about 10 places lower or more than they deserve, so much good stuff about.

Rihanna gets 4 weeks at the top, closely followed by non-hit The Other Tribe, and rapid climbers Olly Murs, Haerts (annoyingly still not a download) and Robbie hanging about along with double Justin.

Oldies climbing, Beatles, Beach Boys, Bee Gees, yes it’s like 1968 all over again…while from 1978 the roiginal One Way Or Another which really should have been a UK single. Sorry 1D fans, I’ll take Blondie anyday! Meanwhile Simple Minds sneak in for the first time in yonks, to give over 30 years of hits:)

3rd March 2013

this/last/highest/weeks/”my sales”
1 1 1 9 STAY Rihanna/Mikky Ekko 955000
2 3 2 5 SKIRTS The Other Tribe 290500
3 2 2 6 LEARN TO LOVE AGAIN Lawson 580000
4 20 4 2 ARMY OF TWO Olly Murs 85000
5 6 5 2 MIRRORS Justin Timberlake 115000
6 4 3 7 SUIT AND TIE Justin Timberlake/ Jay Z 396500
7 7 7 3 MY SONGS KNOW WHAT YOU DID IN THE DARK Fall Out Boy 150000
8 12 6 5 BE A BOY Robbie Williams 223000
9 55 9 5 WINGS Haerts 117000
10 5 1 8 CUT COPY ME Petula Clark 607000

11 9 9 4 YOU’RE NOT RIGHT FOR ME Emilia Mitiku 141000
12 8 8 4 SUPER RICH KIDS Frank Ocean 112000
13 13 5 8 GREEN GARDEN Laura Mvula 314300
14 16 14 5 IF YOU’RE NEVER GONNA MOVE Jessie Ware 105000
15 18 15 22 HELP ME RHONDA The Beach Boys 302350
16 17 16 4 EXPLOSIONS Ellie Goulding 71400
17 23 17 5 MERMAID Train 91550
18 11 8 6 BLACK SHEEP Gin Wigmore 238000
19 19 19 4 LOOKING HOT No Doubt 71000
20 27 20 20 YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW The Beatles 262400

21 26 21 4 SEEN IT ALL Jake Bugg 69750
22 14 14 7 BACK IN YOUR ARMS AGAIN (NICO MIX) The Mavericks 101400
23 41 23 5 CAN’T PRETEND Tom Odell 83500
24 52 24 5 HARD TIMES Daniel Pearson 83700
25 25 25 5 GOSPEL Robbie Williams 92100
26 15 9 11 NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME Madness 271000
27 22 1 8 THE SWEET HELLO THE SAD GOODBYE (REMIX) Roxette 507900
28 21 3 15 MEMORY OF THE FUTURE (SINGLE REMIX) Pet Shop Boys 573250
29 32 29 4 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess 47000
30 40 30 12 FANNY (BE TENDER WITH MY LOVE) The Bee Gees 136250

31 28 1 20 DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD Swedish House Mafia/ John Martin 995650
32 10 10 14 WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE AC/DC 233850
33 36 33 2 WE DON’T PLAY GUITARS Chicks On Speed/ Peaches 35100
34 NEW 34 1 ONE WAY OR ANOTHER Blondie 17600
35 73 35 2 WHEN I WAS YOUR MAN Bruno Mars 22900
36 47 36 5 RUNNING TO THE SEA Royksopp/ Susanne Sundfor 66100
37 62 20 5 NEVER ENOUGH Petula Clark 80950
38 RE 38 4 FIRE IT UP Joe Cocker 57550
39 39 39 2 BEACH San Cisco 34200
40 50 10 9 SCREAM AND SHOUT will.i.am/ Britney Spears 204900

41 24 24 2 CAMERON Jillette Johnson 33000
42 49 26 5 WHY AM I THE ONE fun. 69050
43 65 43 2 I COULD BE THE ONE Avicii/ Nicky Romero 20500
44 44 44 4 MAGNETIC EYES Matrix/ Futurebound/ Baby Blue 45900
45 31 6 17 TRY P!nk 535200
46 29 15 6 NO FREEDOM Dido 113450
47 34 5 10 LIGHT THE NIGHT Andy Burrows 357100
48 42 9 19 BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL Labrinth/ Emeli Sande 369150
49 53 49 12 LET’S GET IT ON Marvin Gaye 107300
50 RE 37 5 MIRACLE Hurts 71400

51 51 51 4 IRON Woodkid 45100
52 59 52 2 SUPREMACY Muse 21600
53 43 4 26 I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM Yvonne Elliman 515250
54 30 30 5 CHANGE YOUR LIFE Little Mix 61000
55 RE 50 4 BECAUSE WE CAN Bon Jovi 40000
56 33 33 2 COUNTING Autre Ne Veut 28300
57 57 57 2 METROLAND OMD 20800
58 NEW 58 1 STICKS AND STONES Arlissa 10200
59 37 16 7 LOVE SONG The Overtones 125200
60 66 60 3 WHITE NOISE Disclosure/ Alunageorge 22400

61 60 1 58 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/Kimbra 1808750
62 45 1 17 RADIOACTIVE Imagine Dragons 969400
63 63 1 92 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1777850
64 67 64 4 PYT (PRETTY YOUNG THING) Michael Jackson 24700
65 NEW 65 1 BROKEN GLASS PARK Simple Minds 7000
66 48 48 2 MY NUMBER Foals 19100
67 NEW 67 1 RADIOACTIVE Rita Ora 6600
68 68 1 111 BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty 2090450
69 71 69 3 THREE LITTLE BIRDS Bob Marley & The Wailers 17000
70 70 70 2 CLARITY Zedd/ Foxes 12000

71 35 35 2 PUSH PLAY Miriam Bryant 23300
72 72 72 2 BASSLINE JUNKIE Dizzee Rascal 11200
73 75 73 2 I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King 10400
74 NEW 74 1 PLEASE DON’T SAY YOU LOVE ME Gabrielle Aplin 5200
75 NEW 75 1 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac 5000

DROP OUTS
38 38 2 COLD SEPTEMBER Stereophonics 22400
46 25 3 ONE NIGHT Pet Shop Boys 49800
54 32 5 TURN IT AROUND Toploader 76500
56 56 3 IT’S TIME Imagine Dragons 26000
58 12 10 SHE OWNS THE STREETS The Raveonettes 223300
61 23 7 MISS MARLENE Donald Fagen 87800
64 56 5 RED Taylor Swift 40900
69 69 1 ONE WAY OR ANOTHER (TEENAGE KICKS) One Direction 6200
74 74 1 ANIMAL Conor Maynard/ Wiley 5200

FEB 24th 2013 chart

1 1 1 8 STAY Rihanna/Mikky Ekko 785000
2 2 2 5 LEARN TO LOVE AGAIN Lawson 495000
3 6 3 4 SKIRTS The Other Tribe 175500
4 3 3 6 SUIT AND TIE Justin Timberlake/ Jay Z 341500
5 5 1 7 CUT COPY ME Petula Clark 565000
6 NEW 6 1 MIRRORS Justin Timberlake 55000
7 7 7 2 MY SONGS KNOW WHAT YOU DID IN THE DARK Fall Out Boy 100000
8 18 8 3 SUPER RICH KIDS Frank Ocean 77000
9 10 9 3 YOU’RE NOT RIGHT FOR ME Emilia Mitiku 104000
10 14 10 13 WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE AC/DC 216050

11 8 8 5 BLACK SHEEP Gin Wigmore 216000
12 12 6 4 BE A BOY Robbie Williams 175000
13 11 5 7 GREEN GARDEN Laura Mvula 282300
14 56 14 6 BACK IN YOUR ARMS AGAIN (NICO MIX) The Mavericks 81900
15 9 9 10 NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME Madness 252500
16 19 16 4 IF YOU’RE NEVER GONNA MOVE Jessie Ware 76000
17 36 17 3 EXPLOSIONS Ellie Goulding 46400
18 21 18 21 HELP ME RHONDA The Beach Boys 275350
19 40 19 3 LOOKING HOT No Doubt 50000
20 NEW 20 1 ARMY OF TWO Olly Murs 20000

21 13 3 14 MEMORY OF THE FUTURE (SINGLE REMIX) Pet Shop Boys 554950
22 16 1 7 THE SWEET HELLO THE SAD GOODBYE (REMIX) Roxette 489500
23 24 23 4 MERMAID Train 68550
24 NEW 24 1 CAMERON Jillette Johnson 19000
25 27 25 4 GOSPEL Robbie Williams 73350
26 30 26 3 SEEN IT ALL Jake Bugg 50000
27 31 27 19 YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW The Beatles 242400
28 22 1 19 DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD Swedish House Mafia/ John Martin 977750
29 15 15 5 NO FREEDOM Dido 100700
30 50 30 4 CHANGE YOUR LIFE Little Mix 50000

31 17 6 16 TRY P!nk 522200
32 RE 32 3 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess 28800
33 NEW 33 1 COUNTING Autre Ne Veut 17700
34 20 5 9 LIGHT THE NIGHT Andy Burrows 339600
35 NEW 35 1 PUSH PLAY Miriam Bryant 17500
36 NEW 36 1 WE DON’T PLAY GUITARS Chicks On Speed/ Peaches 17400
37 37 16 6 LOVE SONG The Overtones 115100
38 RE 38 2 COLD SEPTEMBER Stereophonics 22400
39 NEW 39 1 BEACH San Cisco 17100
40 43 40 11 FANNY (BE TENDER WITH MY LOVE) The Bee Gees 118250

41 28 28 4 CAN’T PRETEND Tom Odell 64250
42 54 9 18 BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL Labrinth/ Emeli Sande 356850
43 4 4 25 I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM Yvonne Elliman 504000
44 48 44 3 MAGNETIC EYES Matrix/ Futurebound/ Baby Blue 32650
45 23 1 16 RADIOACTIVE Imagine Dragons 962000
46 25 25 3 ONE NIGHT Pet Shop Boys 49800
47 49 47 4 RUNNING TO THE SEA Royksopp/ Susanne Sundfor 48700
48 NEW 48 1 MY NUMBER Foals 12300
49 26 26 4 WHY AM I THE ONE fun. 55300
50 41 10 8 SCREAM AND SHOUT will.i.am/ Britney Spears 187900

51 52 51 3 IRON Woodkid 33350
52 29 29 4 HARD TIMES Daniel Pearce 64700
53 53 53 11 LET’S GET IT ON Marvin Gaye 95200
54 32 32 5 TURN IT AROUND Toploader 76500
55 38 17 4 WINGS Haerts 72000
56 60 56 3 IT’S TIME Imagine Dragons 26000
57 NEW 57 1 METROLAND OMD 10400
58 33 12 10 SHE OWNS THE STREETS The Raveonettes 223300
59 NEW 59 1 SUPREMACY Muse 10100
60 59 1 57 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/Kimbra 1801250

61 69 23 7 MISS MARLENE Donald Fagen 87800
62 35 20 4 NEVER ENOUGH Petula Clark 63650
63 62 1 91 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1770650
64 68 56 5 RED Taylor Swift 40900
65 NEW 65 1 I COULD BE THE ONE Avicii/ Nicky Romero 7000
66 72 66 2 WHITE NOISE Disclosure/ Alunageorge 12400
67 70 67 3 PYT (PRETTY YOUNG THING) Michael Jackson 17600
68 67 1 110 BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty 2084050
69 NEW 69 1 ONE WAY OR ANOTHER (TEENAGE KICKS) One Direction 6200
70 NEW 70 1 CLARITY Zedd/ Foxes 6000

71 75 71 2 THREE LITTLE BIRDS Bob Marley & The Wailers 10800
72 NEW 72 1 BASSLINE JUNKIE Dizzee Rascal 5600
73 NEW 73 1 WHEN I WAS YOUR MAN Bruno Mars 5400
74 NEW 74 1 ANIMAL Conor Maynard/ Wiley 5200
75 NEW 75 1 I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King 5000

DROP-OUTS
34 9 12 LIGHTNING BOLT Jake Bugg 257350
39 39 1 BLOW ME ONE LAST KISS Glee Cast 17100
42 6 9 LOSING YOU Solange 256200
44 2 11 MY HEART IS REFUSING ME Loreen 439500
45 1 22 DISCONNECTED Keane 2031800
46 36 3 BEL AIR Lana Del Ray 47550
47 17 6 WHERE ARE WE NOW? David Bowie 107150
51 39 3 FIRE IT UP Joe Cocker 40350
55 38 4 JUST ONE LAST TIME David Guetta/Taped Rai 51500
57 57 2 GIVE UP Miles Kane 20800
58 1 30 SOME NIGHTS/ SOME NIGHTS (INTRO) fun. 1482800
61 37 4 BRAND NEW ME Alicia Keys 54500
63 3 18 BRUISES Train/ Ashley Monroe 621500
64 2 16 SOMETHING NEW Girls Aloud 612750
65 65 3 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME Mick Hucknall 19200
66 66 3 LOSE YOU TONIGHT Kristina Train 19800
71 3 16 I FOUND YOU The Wanted 458400
73 1 49 ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART Cilla Black 1002200
74 1 69 PRINCESS OF CHINA Coldplay/ Rihanna 3539800

I’ve been itunes downloading, so those tracks that are available shoot up the charts, re-enter my charts and make it quite active. Those not available for download yet drop. Some of them have been not available for weeks months and in the case of an Andy Grammer track that I wanted to buy 2 years ago when i was on holiday in the States, and couldnt download there, or when I got back, it’s only just about to be released. Its a good record, but I’m not re-charting it and I’m not buying it, I think it’s ridiculous in this internet age that local markets hold back records that long. I’m also losing patience with Joe Cocker and a couple of others. Pah!Moan over, Fall Out Boy are a joy and my highest new entry. Not only is it a great record, it’s released everywhere at the same time and out of the blue, just like Justin Timberlake did the other week. Bless them! Support acts that do that I say, and ignore the chart manipulators…!Rihanna continues to run at the top with the gorgeous ballad, Stay. The grammy’s should push it a bit, I hope. Meanwhile big climbs for Emilia Mitiku, Frank Ocean and Ellie Goulding.1 1 1 7 STAY Rihanna/Mikky Ekko 615000
2 2 2 4 LEARN TO LOVE AGAIN Lawson 380000
3 4 3 5 SUIT AND TIE Justin Timberlake/ Jay Z 276500
4 5 4 24 I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM Yvonne Elliman 490500
5 3 1 6 CUT COPY ME Petula Clark 505000
6 26 6 3 SKIRTS The Other Tribe 90500
7 NEW 7 1 MY SONGS KNOW WHAT YOU DID IN THE DARK Fall Out Boy 50000
8 8 8 4 BLACK SHEEP Gin Wigmore 179000
9 23 9 9 NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME Madness 225500
10 40 10 2 YOU’RE NOT RIGHT FOR ME Emilia Mitiku 5900011 7 5 6 GREEN GARDEN Laura Mvula 250300
12 6 6 3 BE A BOY Robbie Williams 140000
13 13 3 13 MEMORY OF THE FUTURE (SINGLE REMIX) Pet Shop Boys 535200
14 16 14 12 WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE AC/DC 174050
15 15 15 4 NO FREEDOM Dido 82500
16 9 1 6 THE SWEET HELLO THE SAD GOODBYE (REMIX) Roxette 470000
17 10 6 15 TRY P!nk 504300
18 65 18 2 SUPER RICH KIDS Frank Ocean 29000
19 30 19 3 IF YOU’RE NEVER GONNA MOVE Jessie Ware 51000
20 11 5 8 LIGHT THE NIGHT Andy Burrows 32200021 24 21 20 HELP ME RHONDA The Beach Boys 253350
22 12 1 18 DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD Swedish House Mafia/ John Martin 959450
23 14 1 15 RADIOACTIVE Imagine Dragons 949000
24 29 24 3 MERMAID Train 49300
25 28 25 2 ONE NIGHT Pet Shop Boys 37050
26 34 26 3 WHY AM I THE ONE fun. 43200
27 27 27 3 GOSPEL Robbie Williams 54600
28 42 28 3 CAN’T PRETEND Tom Odell 50250
29 35 29 3 HARD TIMES Daniel Pearce 53200
30 43 30 2 SEEN IT ALL Jake Bugg 3150031 31 31 18 YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW The Beatles 224000
32 47 32 4 TURN IT AROUND Toploader 65500
33 18 12 9 SHE OWNS THE STREETS The Raveonettes 213100
34 19 9 12 LIGHTNING BOLT Jake Bugg 257350
35 20 20 3 NEVER ENOUGH Petula Clark 56250
36 70 36 2 EXPLOSIONS Ellie Goulding 23400
37 21 16 5 LOVE SONG The Overtones 97800
38 17 17 3 WINGS Haerts 61200
39 NEW 39 1 BLOW ME ONE LAST KISS Glee Cast 17100
40 50 40 2 LOOKING HOT No Doubt 2900041 41 10 7 SCREAM AND SHOUT will.i.am/ Britney Spears 175900
42 33 6 9 LOSING YOU Solange 256200
43 45 43 10 FANNY (BE TENDER WITH MY LOVE) The Bee Gees 101250
44 22 2 11 MY HEART IS REFUSING ME Loreen 439500
45 32 1 22 DISCONNECTED Keane 2031800
46 36 36 3 BEL AIR Lana Del Ray 47550
47 25 17 6 WHERE ARE WE NOW? David Bowie 107150
48 64 48 2 MAGNETIC EYES Matrix/ Futurebound/ Baby Blue 19400
49 RE 49 3 RUNNING TO THE SEA Royksopp/ Susanne Sundfor 36200
50 60 50 3 CHANGE YOUR LIFE Little Mix 3200051 39 39 3 FIRE IT UP Joe Cocker 40350
52 59 52 2 IRON Woodkid 21600
53 56 53 10 LET’S GET IT ON Marvin Gaye 83950
54 54 9 17 BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL Labrinth/ Emeli Sande 343100
55 38 38 4 JUST ONE LAST TIME David Guetta/Taped Rai 51500
56 RE 39 5 BACK IN YOUR ARMS AGAIN (NICO MIX) The Mavericks 52900
57 57 57 2 GIVE UP Miles Kane 20800
58 48 1 30 SOME NIGHTS/ SOME NIGHTS (INTRO) fun. 1482800
59 58 1 56 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/Kimbra 1791250
60 RE 60 2 IT’S TIME Imagine Dragons 1540061 37 37 4 BRAND NEW ME Alicia Keys 54500
62 62 1 90 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1763450
63 51 3 18 BRUISES Train/ Ashley Monroe 621500
64 55 2 16 SOMETHING NEW Girls Aloud 612750
65 68 65 3 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME Mick Hucknall 19200
66 66 66 3 LOSE YOU TONIGHT Kristina Train 19800
67 67 1 109 BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty 2077650
68 RE 56 4 RED Taylor Swift 33800
69 RE 23 6 MISS MARLENE Donald Fagen 80300
70 75 70 2 PYT (PRETTY YOUNG THING) Michael Jackson 11000

71 63 3 16 I FOUND YOU The Wanted 458400
72 NEW 72 1 WHITE NOISE Disclosure/ Alunageorge 5600
73 71 1 49 ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART Cilla Black 1002200
74 73 1 69 PRINCESS OF CHINA Coldplay/ Rihanna 3539800
75 NEW 75 1 THREE LITTLE BIRDS Bob Marley & The Wailers 5000

DROP OUTS
44 17 5 DREAM OF ME Kristina Train 85450
46 46 1 THE SCIENTIST Glee Cast 12750
49 20 7 THESE DAYS ARE MINE I Am Kloot 109300
52 10 13 YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE New Radicals 293000
53 20 7 THE ROAD Hurts 119400
61 37 4 MIRACLE Hurts 59400
69 3 6 DON’T CRY ALONE Robin Gibb 178350
72 72 2 SHUT UP (AND GIVE ME WHATEVER YOU GOT) Amelia Lily 11200
74 74 1 COLD SEPTEMBER Stereophonics 5200

10th FEB
1 3 1 6 STAY Rihanna/Mikky Ekko 445000
2 2 2 3 LEARN TO LOVE AGAIN Lawson 265000
3 1 1 5 CUT COPY ME Petula Clark 445000
4 5 4 4 SUIT AND TIE Justin Timberlake/ Jay Z 191500
5 6 5 23 I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM Yvonne Elliman 425500
6 7 6 2 BE A BOY Robbie Williams 105000
7 11 5 5 GREEN GARDEN Laura Mvula 213300
8 8 8 3 BLACK SHEEP Gin Wigmore 131000
9 4 1 5 THE SWEET HELLO THE SAD GOODBYE (REMIX) Roxette 445000
10 14 6 14 TRY P!nk 48130011 13 5 7 LIGHT THE NIGHT Andy Burrows 302000
12 15 1 17 DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD Swedish House Mafia/ John Martin 939950
13 12 3 12 MEMORY OF THE FUTURE (SINGLE REMIX) Pet Shop Boys 503200
14 10 1 14 RADIOACTIVE Imagine Dragons 929750
15 27 15 3 NO FREEDOM Dido 55500
16 28 16 11 WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE AC/DC 145050
17 19 17 2 WINGS Haerts 44000
18 18 12 8 SHE OWNS THE STREETS The Raveonettes 195400
19 9 9 11 LIGHTNING BOLT Jake Bugg 239750
20 25 20 2 NEVER ENOUGH Petula Clark 3875021 16 16 4 LOVE SONG The Overtones 80500
22 20 2 10 MY HEART IS REFUSING ME Loreen 426250
23 23 10 8 NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME Madness 180500
24 24 24 19 HELP ME RHONDA The Beach Boys 233600
25 17 17 5 WHERE ARE WE NOW? David Bowie 94650
26 40 26 2 SKIRTS The Other Tribe 35500
27 32 27 2 GOSPEL Robbie Williams 36200
28 NEW 28 1 ONE NIGHT Pet Shop Boys 18300
29 49 29 2 MERMAID Train 30300
30 50 30 2 IF YOU’RE NEVER GONNA MOVE Jessie Ware 3000031 33 31 17 YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW The Beatles 206100
32 22 1 21 DISCONNECTED Keane 2018800
33 21 6 8 LOSING YOU Solange 242450
34 64 34 2 WHY AM I THE ONE fun. 24700
35 35 35 2 HARD TIMES Daniel Pearce 35000
36 36 36 2 BEL AIR Lana Del Ray 34800
37 38 37 3 BRAND NEW ME Alicia Keys 47000
38 39 38 3 JUST ONE LAST TIME David Guetta/Taped Rai 40700
39 52 39 2 FIRE IT UP Joe Cocker 28600
40 NEW 40 1 YOU’RE NOT RIGHT FOR ME Emilia Mitiku 1700041 31 10 6 SCREAM AND SHOUT will.i.am/ Britney Spears 161900
42 29 29 2 CAN’T PRETEND Tom Odell 31950
43 NEW 43 1 SEEN IT ALL Jake Bugg 13500
44 30 17 5 DREAM OF ME Kristina Train 85450
45 48 45 9 FANNY (BE TENDER WITH MY LOVE) The Bee Gees 87750
46 NEW 46 1 THE SCIENTIST Glee Cast 12750
47 34 34 3 TURN IT AROUND Toploader 47700
48 43 1 29 SOME NIGHTS/ SOME NIGHTS (INTRO) fun. 1472600
49 26 20 7 THESE DAYS ARE MINE I Am Kloot 109300
50 NEW 50 1 LOOKING HOT No Doubt 1200051 45 3 17 BRUISES Train/ Ashley Monroe 614300
52 41 10 13 YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE New Radicals 293000
53 42 20 7 THE ROAD Hurts 119400
54 46 9 16 BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL Labrinth/ Emeli Sande 332100
55 44 2 15 SOMETHING NEW Girls Aloud 605650
56 58 56 9 LET’S GET IT ON Marvin Gaye 72700
57 NEW 57 1 GIVE UP Miles Kane 10400
58 57 1 55 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/Kimbra 1781150
59 NEW 59 1 IRON Woodkid 10100
60 60 60 2 CHANGE YOUR LIFE Little Mix 2000061 37 37 4 MIRACLE Hurts 59400
62 62 1 89 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1756050
63 54 3 15 I FOUND YOU The Wanted 452600
64 NEW 64 1 MAGNETIC EYES Matrix/ Futurebound/ Baby Blue 7100
65 NEW 65 1 SUPER RICH KIDS Frank Ocean 7000
66 69 66 2 LOSE YOU TONIGHT Kristina Train 13000
67 67 1 108 BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty 2071050
68 71 68 2 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME Mick Hucknall 12200
69 53 3 6 DON’T CRY ALONE Robin Gibb 178350
70 NEW 70 1 EXPLOSIONS Ellie Goulding 600071 70 1 48 ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART Cilla Black 996800
72 72 72 2 SHUT UP (AND GIVE ME WHATEVER YOU GOT) Amelia Lily 11200
73 68 1 68 PRINCESS OF CHINA Coldplay/ Rihanna 3534600
74 NEW 74 1 COLD SEPTEMBER Stereophonics 5200
75 NEW 75 1 PYT (PRETTY YOUNG THING) Michael Jackson 5000DROP OUTS
47 23 5 MISS MARLENE Donald Fagen 74100
51 29 10 I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE Taylor Swift 124700
55 1 26 (I’M NOT YOUR) STEPPIN’ STONE The Monkees 695900
56 56 3 RED Taylor Swift 27400
59 17 9 DIFFERENT Robbie Williams 141050
61 39 4 BACK IN YOUR ARMS AGAIN (NICO MIX) The Mavericks 42300
63 50 3 BECAUSE WE CAN Bon Jovi 29200
65 25 4 CLOWN Emeli Sande 49750
66 66 1 TROUBLE TOWN Jake Bugg 6800
73 1 17 RUN BOY RUN Woodkid 1001600
74 74 1 I DREAMED A DREAM Anne Hathaway 5200
75 75 1 NEXT YEAR Two Door Cinema Club 5000
3rd Feb
2013 continues with manic charts. So much good stuff, other good stuff is getting prematurely booted out of the charts – at least for now!Petula not only holds at the top, a great Country album track enters high. Finally got round to playing some new albums, so Robbie’s best tracks (and new single) enter high, the whole Top 7 could easily be my Number One this week.Chart debuts for newcomers Haerts, Tom Odell, Daniel Pearce, The Other Tribe, Jessie Ware while Lana gets yet another Top 40 and Train, Kristina Train and Joe Cocker return lower down.1 1 1 4 CUT COPY ME Petula Clark 370000
2 4 2 2 LEARN TO LOVE AGAIN Lawson 165000
3 3 3 5 STAY Rihanna/Mikky Ekko 300000
4 2 1 4 THE SWEET HELLO THE SAD GOODBYE (REMIX) Roxette 400000
5 8 5 3 SUIT AND TIE Justin Timberlake/ Jay Z 126500
6 15 6 22 I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM Yvonne Elliman 365500
7 NEW 7 1 BE A BOY Robbie Williams 50000
8 12 8 2 BLACK SHEEP Gina Wigmore 83000
9 24 9 10 LIGHTNING BOLT Jake Bugg 218750
10 6 1 13 RADIOACTIVE Imagine Dragons 90075011 5 5 4 GREEN GARDEN Laura Mvula 163300
12 9 3 11 MEMORY OF THE FUTURE (SINGLE REMIX) Pet Shop Boys 471200
13 13 5 6 LIGHT THE NIGHT Andy Burrows 265000
14 21 6 13 TRY P!nk 439300
15 11 1 16 DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD Swedish House Mafia/ John Martin 904950
16 25 16 3 LOVE SONG The Overtones 60750
17 30 17 4 WHERE ARE WE NOW? David Bowie 75900
18 18 12 7 SHE OWNS THE STREETS The Raveonettes 173400
19 NEW 19 1 WINGS Haerts 21000
20 7 2 9 MY HEART IS REFUSING ME Loreen 40675021 16 6 7 LOSING YOU Solange 224750
22 22 1 20 DISCONNECTED Keane 2001000
23 14 10 7 NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME Madness 161250
24 27 24 18 HELP ME RHONDA The Beach Boys 214600
25 NEW 25 1 NEVER ENOUGH Petula Clark 18750
26 20 20 6 THESE DAYS ARE MINE I Am Kloot 97200
27 59 27 2 NO FREEDOM Dido 28500
28 40 28 10 WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE AC/DC 120050
29 NEW 29 1 CAN’T PRETEND Tom Odell 18200
30 17 17 4 DREAM OF ME Kristina Train 7220031 19 10 5 SCREAM AND SHOUT will.i.am/ Britney Spears 147900
32 NEW 32 1 GOSPEL Robbie Williams 17800
33 33 33 16 YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW The Beatles 188200
34 34 34 2 TURN IT AROUND Toploader 35200
35 NEW 35 1 HARD TIMES Daniel Pearce 17500
36 NEW 36 1 BEL AIR Lana Del Ray 17400
37 37 37 3 MIRACLE Hurts 51900
38 47 38 2 BRAND NEW ME Alicia Keys 29700
39 68 39 2 JUST ONE LAST TIME David Guetta/Taped Rai 23500
40 NEW 40 1 SKIRTS The Other Tribe 1700041 10 10 12 YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE New Radicals 281500
42 32 20 6 THE ROAD Hurts 108150
43 64 1 28 SOME NIGHTS/ SOME NIGHTS (INTRO) fun. 1460300
44 26 2 14 SOMETHING NEW Girls Aloud 594850
45 45 3 16 BRUISES Train/ Ashley Monroe 602550
46 42 9 15 BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL Labrinth/ Emeli Sande 321100
47 23 23 5 MISS MARLENE Donald Fagen 74100
48 51 48 8 FANNY (BE TENDER WITH MY LOVE) The Bee Gees 74750
49 NEW 49 1 MERMAID Train 12100
50 NEW 50 1 IF YOU’RE NEVER GONNA MOVE Jessie Ware 1200051 29 29 10 I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE Taylor Swift 124700
52 NEW 52 1 FIRE IT UP Joe Cocker 11500
53 31 3 5 DON’T CRY ALONE Robin Gibb 172150
54 54 3 14 I FOUND YOU The Wanted 445400
55 41 1 26 (I’M NOT YOUR) STEPPIN’ STONE The Monkees 695900
56 56 56 3 RED Taylor Swift 27400
57 52 1 54 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/Kimbra 1770950
58 58 58 8 LET’S GET IT ON Marvin Gaye 62100
59 28 17 9 DIFFERENT Robbie Williams 141050
60 NEW 60 1 CHANGE YOUR LIFE Little Mix 1000061 39 39 4 BACK IN YOUR ARMS AGAIN (NICO MIX) The Mavericks 42300
62 62 1 88 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1748650
63 50 50 3 BECAUSE WE CAN Bon Jovi 29200
64 NEW 64 1 WHY AM I THE ONE fun. 7100
65 36 25 4 CLOWN Emeli Sande 49750
66 NEW 66 1 TROUBLE TOWN Jake Bugg 6800
67 67 1 107 BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty 2064450
68 61 1 67 PRINCESS OF CHINA Coldplay/ Rihanna 3529200
69 NEW 69 1 LOSE YOU TONIGHT Kristina Train 6200
70 69 1 47 ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART Cilla Black 99100071 NEW 71 1 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME Mick Hucknall 5800
72 NEW 72 1 SHUT UP (AND GIVE ME WHATEVER YOU GOT) Amelia Lily 5600
73 53 1 17 RUN BOY RUN Woodkid 1001600
74 NEW 74 1 I DREAMED A DREAM Anne Hathaway 5200
75 NEW 75 1 NEXT YEAR Two Door Cinema Club 5000DROP OUTS:
35 24 5 TOMMY Squeeze 65900
38 38 6 DON’T SAVE ME HAIM 75000
43 23 4 FEEL AGAIN Onerepublic 69900
44 39 2 DRINKING FROM THE BOTTLE Calvin Harris/ Tinie Tempah 30350
46 46 9 GROOVE IS IN THE HEART Deee-Lite 91300
48 48 2 KEMOSABE Everything Everything 22700
49 49 2 RUNNING TO THE SEA Royksopp/ Susanne Sundfor 24100
55 34 5 YEAH, YEAH Willy Moon 60200
57 37 6 HO HEY The Lumineers 76300
60 60 2 IMPERFECTIONS Josh Oshu 17100
63 53 3 DON’T STOP THE PARTY Pitbull/ Tjr 25650
65 65 3 ONE DAY I’LL FLY AWAY Kimberley Walsh 18200
66 10 9 NOT GIVING IN Rudimental/ John Newman/ Alex Clare 184250
70 70 2 I COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE The Fortunes 11200
71 9 19 GANGNAM STYLE PSY 298050
72 72 2 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess 11000
73 73 1 IT’S TIME Imagine Dragons 5400
74 74 1 I’D RATHER GO BLIND Mick Hucknall 5200
75 75 1 WOMAN’S WORLD Cher 5000

27 Jan 2013
Yes, 80 years old and at number one, it’s Petula Clark with her new classy Lana-like 60’s chanteuse vibe, who would have thought it. Previous record holder Glen Campbell a whipper snapper of 75. Petula’s Number One chart span of 24 years doesn’t tell the real story, as Downtown was certain to have topped my charts when it first came out nearly 50 years ago, cos I loved it as a new schoolboy. well done, Pet!Loreen couldnt quite make it 3 Swedish acts in a row at the top, but lots of activity with high entries from yet another good Lawson track, and Australian Noisettes soundalike Gina Wigmore. Justin gets his first Top 10 since 2007, and Toploader Top 40 since 2002. Dido’s Top 75 entry is her first since 2008, and Cher’s since 2001. Over a decade, and nearly 15 years since she last topped my chart (pushing 60 at the time), Cher first entered my charts in 1971 – but much like Petula I Got You Babe was a childhood fave in 1965…1 3 1 3 CUT COPY ME Petula Clark 225000
2 1 1 3 THE SWEET HELLO THE SAD GOODBYE (REMIX) Roxette 335000
3 4 3 4 STAY Rihanna/Mikky Ekko 225000
4 NEW 4 1 LEARN TO LOVE AGAIN Lawson 65000
5 8 5 3 GREEN GARDEN Laura Mvula 126300
6 6 1 12 RADIOACTIVE Imagine Dragons 858750
7 2 2 8 MY HEART IS REFUSING ME Loreen 386750
8 26 8 2 SUIT AND TIE Justin Timberlake/ Jay Z 66500
9 5 3 10 MEMORY OF THE FUTURE (SINGLE REMIX) Pet Shop Boys 436200
10 13 10 11 YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE New Radicals 26750011 7 1 15 DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD Swedish House Mafia/ John Martin 877950
12 NEW 12 1 BLACK SHEEP Gina Wigmore 35000
13 9 5 5 LIGHT THE NIGHT Andy Burrows 233000
14 10 10 6 NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME Madness 142000
15 18 15 21 I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM Yvonne Elliman 310500
16 11 6 6 LOSING YOU Solange 205000
17 17 17 3 DREAM OF ME Kristina Train 54200
18 12 12 6 SHE OWNS THE STREETS The Raveonettes 151400
19 16 10 4 SCREAM AND SHOUT will.i.am/ Britney Spears 130000
20 20 20 5 THESE DAYS ARE MINE I Am Kloot 7870021 21 6 12 TRY P!nk 410300
22 15 1 19 DISCONNECTED Keane 1981500
23 23 23 4 MISS MARLENE Donald Fagen 61600
24 14 14 9 LIGHTNING BOLT Jake Bugg 173750
25 40 25 2 LOVE SONG The Overtones 35750
26 22 2 13 SOMETHING NEW Girls Aloud 581600
27 29 27 17 HELP ME RHONDA The Beach Boys 195600
28 32 17 8 DIFFERENT Robbie Williams 130950
29 30 29 9 I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE Taylor Swift 112950
30 35 30 3 WHERE ARE WE NOW? David Bowie 5290031 19 3 4 DON’T CRY ALONE Robin Gibb 160900
32 28 20 5 THE ROAD Hurts 94400
33 36 33 15 YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW The Beatles 170500
34 NEW 34 1 TURN IT AROUND Toploader 17600
35 24 24 5 TOMMY Squeeze 65900
36 25 25 3 CLOWN Emeli Sande 42750
37 37 37 2 MIRACLE Hurts 34600
38 47 38 6 DON’T SAVE ME HAIM 75000
39 48 39 3 BACK IN YOUR ARMS AGAIN (NICO MIX) The Mavericks 34800
40 43 40 9 WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE AC/DC 10175041 38 1 25 (I’M NOT YOUR) STEPPIN’ STONE The Monkees 685100
42 31 9 14 BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL Labrinth/ Emeli Sande 308350
43 27 23 4 FEEL AGAIN Onerepublic 69900
44 39 39 2 DRINKING FROM THE BOTTLE Calvin Harris/ Tinie Tempah 30350
45 33 3 15 BRUISES Train/ Ashley Monroe 589550
46 49 46 9 GROOVE IS IN THE HEART Deee-Lite 91300
47 NEW 47 1 BRAND NEW ME Alicia Keys 12500
48 57 48 2 KEMOSABE Everything Everything 22700
49 50 49 2 RUNNING TO THE SEA Royksopp/ Susanne Sundfor 24100
50 60 50 2 BECAUSE WE CAN Bon Jovi 2200051 52 51 7 FANNY (BE TENDER WITH MY LOVE) The Bee Gees 62450
52 51 1 53 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/Kimbra 1760550
53 44 1 16 RUN BOY RUN Woodkid 996200
54 42 3 13 I FOUND YOU The Wanted 434400
55 34 34 5 YEAH, YEAH Willy Moon 60200
56 69 56 2 RED Taylor Swift 16800
57 63 37 6 HO HEY The Lumineers 76300
58 59 58 7 LET’S GET IT ON Marvin Gaye 51900
59 NEW 59 1 NO FREEDOM Dido 10100
60 64 60 2 IMPERFECTIONS Josh Oshu 1710061 55 1 66 PRINCESS OF CHINA Coldplay/ Rihanna 3522800
62 62 1 87 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1741250
63 53 53 3 DON’T STOP THE PARTY Pitbull/ Tjr 25650
64 58 1 27 SOME NIGHTS fun. 1446800
65 70 65 3 ONE DAY I’LL FLY AWAY Kimberley Walsh 18200
66 46 10 9 NOT GIVING IN Rudimental/ John Newman/ Alex Clare 184250
67 67 1 106 BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty 2057850
68 NEW 68 1 JUST ONE LAST TIME David Guetta/Taped Rai 6400
69 68 1 46 ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART Cilla Black 985000
70 74 70 2 I COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE The Fortunes 1120071 61 9 19 GANGNAM STYLE PSY 298050
72 73 72 2 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess 11000
73 NEW 73 1 IT’S TIME Imagine Dragons 5400
74 NEW 74 1 I’D RATHER GO BLIND Mick Hucknall 5200
75 NEW 75 1 WOMAN’S WORLD Cher 5000DROP OUTS41 27 5 HOMETOWN Andy Burrows 81400
45 22 4 MISS ATOMIC BOMB The Killers 58500
54 54 2 TITANIUM David Guetta/ SIA 21000
56 30 4 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL LOVE SONG Prince 62600
65 7 11 LIGHT UP THE WORLD Steps 250400
66 66 3 PRIDE Amy MacDonald 18000
71 1 25 LITTLE TALKS Of Monsters And Men 1478850
72 72 2 AC-CENT-TCHU-ATE-THE-POSITIVE Jools Holland/ Rumer 11000
75 75 1 A WALL Bat For Lashes 5000
20 Jan 2013
The manic new year continues in my charts, though only 14 of my Top 40 have made the UK Top 40, which is quite a low proportion. Put it down to records hanging around longer than needed in the real world and pushing out great ones..OK, it was a close Top 4, any could have taken it, but Roxette edged it, with their 3rd Number one, the last 2 both in 1990, quite a gap to wait! Loreen goes one higher than Euphoria.Then there’s Petula Clark, rocketing up from 75 to 3. She’s had reissues charting over the decades, such as Downtown at 1 in 1988, but this is her first hit new material for 41 years, the last one being the song by Yvonne Elliman at 18 by coincidence! It’s hard to believe that time gap could ever be beaten! To put it in perspective she’s 80, yet the new record could easily fit into Radio One’s playlist, without mentioning who it is, say after a Lana Del Ray track (not that ageist radio One likes Lana Del Ray that much, and “old” people over 35 (except 45ish-year-David Guetta) never mind 80). Just to point out when I was 14 I didn’t care how old a pop star was, I liked the record or I didn’t. I liked Petula and she was already pushing 40. The Fortunes enter with a cover of her song, unreleased and from the 60’s (because I was youtubing petula), and they were also last charting 41 years ago.Rihanna’s still strong, new act Laura Mvula has a fab new video and an exciting new track, and goes Top 10, along with Madness, who have had 21 Top 10’s, and at least one in each decade since the 70’s. National Treasures! Kristina Train has a second Top 20 with a much better track than the one lined up for the next single. Newish band I Am Kloot have a goodie too, and Justin Timberlake at long last reappears with a goodie (he’s had 2 solo number ones in my chart, plus one with NSync). I was saddened he didn’t get to number one this week with his on sale on radio unnanounced release, it would have been great to stuff the “play it for 6 weeks to get a high entry brigade”. Still, at least Will n Britney thwarted the plans of others (with a record that wasnt on the radio for weeks prior to release, hooray!).Lots of returns lower down the charts, Hurts, Bon Jovi (hits since 1986, one number one), Pink and the lead singer of fun. in a duet, Overtones etc…
this/last/highest/wks
1 7 1 2 THE SWEET HELLO THE SAD GOODBYE (REMIX) Roxette 220000
2 4 2 7 MY HEART IS REFUSING ME Loreen 336750
3 75 3 2 CUT COPY ME Petula Clark 80000
4 5 4 3 STAY Rihanna/Mikky Ekko 150000
5 3 3 9 MEMORY OF THE FUTURE (SINGLE REMIX) Pet Shop Boys 391200
6 2 1 11 RADIOACTIVE Imagine Dragons 803750
7 1 1 14 DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD Swedish House Mafia/ John Martin 840950
8 28 8 2 GREEN GARDEN Laura Mvula 66300
9 8 5 4 LIGHT THE NIGHT Andy Burrows 201000
10 18 10 5 NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME Madness 11300011 6 6 5 LOSING YOU Solange 180000
12 15 12 5 SHE OWNS THE STREETS The Raveonettes 129400
13 14 13 10 YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE New Radicals 225500
14 16 14 8 LIGHTNING BOLT Jake Bugg 154750
15 9 1 18 DISCONNECTED Keane 1962000
16 10 10 3 SCREAM AND SHOUT will.i.am/ Britney Spears 109000
17 29 17 2 DREAM OF ME Kristina Train 31200
18 19 18 20 I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM Yvonne Elliman 283500
19 11 3 3 DON’T CRY ALONE Robin Gibb 143000
20 26 20 4 THESE DAYS ARE MINE I Am Kloot 5870021 12 6 11 TRY P!nk 390550
22 13 2 12 SOMETHING NEW Girls Aloud 563100
23 39 23 3 MISS MARLENE Donald Fagen 42350
24 24 24 4 TOMMY Squeeze 48400
25 RE 25 2 CLOWN Emeli Sande 25350
26 NEW 26 1 SUIT AND TIE Justin Timberlake/ Jay Z 18500
27 23 23 3 FEEL AGAIN Onerepublic 56400
28 20 20 4 THE ROAD Hurts 76600
29 37 29 16 HELP ME RHONDA The Beach Boys 177200
30 51 30 8 I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE Taylor Swift 9475031 50 9 13 BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL Labrinth/ Emeli Sande 294600
32 17 17 7 DIFFERENT Robbie Williams 112650
33 25 3 14 BRUISES Train/ Ashley Monroe 576550
34 34 34 4 YEAH, YEAH Willy Moon 49400
35 36 35 2 WHERE ARE WE NOW? David Bowie 34900
36 40 36 14 YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW The Beatles 152800
37 NEW 37 1 MIRACLE Hurts 17300
38 21 1 24 (I’M NOT YOUR) STEPPIN’ STONE The Monkees 671100
39 NEW 39 1 DRINKING FROM THE BOTTLE Calvin Harris/ Tinie Tempah 17100
40 NEW 40 1 LOVE SONG The Overtones 1700041 43 27 5 HOMETOWN Andy Burrows 81400
42 31 3 12 I FOUND YOU The Wanted 423400
43 44 43 8 WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE AC/DC 84750
44 33 1 15 RUN BOY RUN Woodkid 984950
45 22 22 4 MISS ATOMIC BOMB The Killers 58500
46 27 10 8 NOT GIVING IN Rudimental/ John Newman/ Alex Clare 177450
47 59 47 5 DON’T SAVE ME HAIM 57800
48 73 48 2 BACK IN YOUR ARMS AGAIN (NICO MIX) The Mavericks 17700
49 49 49 8 GROOVE IS IN THE HEART Deee-Lite 78550
50 NEW 50 1 RUNNING TO THE SEA Royksopp/ Susanne Sundfor 1200051 47 1 52 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/Kimbra 1749050
52 55 52 6 FANNY (BE TENDER WITH MY LOVE) The Bee Gees 50700
53 63 53 2 DON’T STOP THE PARTY Pitbull/ Tjr 18450
54 60 54 2 TITANIUM David Guetta/ SIA 21000
55 53 1 65 PRINCESS OF CHINA Coldplay/ Rihanna 3515300
56 30 30 4 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL LOVE SONG Prince 62600
57 NEW 57 1 KEMOSABE Everything Everything 10400
58 58 1 26 SOME NIGHTS fun. 1439700
59 65 59 6 LET’S GET IT ON Marvin Gaye 41700
60 NEW 60 1 BECAUSE WE CAN Bon Jovi 1000061 42 9 18 GANGNAM STYLE PSY 292250
62 62 1 86 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1733850
63 RE 37 5 HO HEY The Lumineers 65900
64 NEW 64 1 IMPERFECTIONS Josh Oshu 7100
65 32 7 11 LIGHT UP THE WORLD Steps 250400
66 RE 66 3 PRIDE Amy MacDonald 18000
67 67 1 105 BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty 2051250
68 66 1 45 ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART Cilla Black 978800
69 NEW 69 1 RED Taylor Swift 6200
70 74 70 2 ONE DAY I’LL FLY AWAY Kimberley Walsh 1120071 61 1 25 LITTLE TALKS Of Monsters And Men 1478850
72 RE 72 2 AC-CENT-TCHU-ATE-THE-POSITIVE Jools Holland/ Rumer 11000
73 NEW 73 1 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess 5400
74 NEW 74 1 I COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE The Fortunes 5200
75 NEW 75 1 A WALL Bat For Lashes 5000DROP OUTS (PHEW! RATHER A LOT!)
35 11 4 HE AIN’T HEAVY.. HE’S MY BROTHER The Justice Collective 100750
38 26 6 HEAR ME Imagine Dragons 93400
41 1 10 DARK BLACK Kristina Train 577200
45 45 3 KISS YOU One Direction 37000
46 5 8 SHE’S A RAINBOW The Rolling Stones 321650
48 5 15 SKYFALL Adele 450850
52 8 16 ONE MORE NIGHT Maroon 5 343850
54 54 3 IMPOSSIBLE James Arthur 23900
56 10 11 LATCH Disclosure/Sam Smith 254250
57 55 5 GOLD DUST DJ Fresh 44000
64 8 13 WONDER Naughty Boy/ Emeli Sande 275150
68 68 1 STUPID STUPID Alex Day 6400
69 32 4 FIGURE 8 Ellie Goulding 59300
70 70 1 ONE MORE Jimmy Cliff 6000
71 9 4 DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Chris Rea 83300
72 72 1 LIES (OTTO KNOWS REMIX) Burns 5600
13 Jan 2013

A difficult chart this one, as again so much stuff around I love, every record is lower than it deserves, and a lot of Xmas-dumpees get to re-enter after the exodus of xmas songs. I’m still mad on Swedish House mafia & Imagine dragons, but Loreen gets her 2nd Top 5, Solange is fab, Rihanna’s is one of her best and still growing and my beloved Pet Shops Boys can’t get that number one spot!Roxette come back with a great updated remix of what I think is an old track – it made my top 20 last year but it’s rejuvenated as a download, so that’s 24 years of Top 10’s for them. Killers also jump back in, Squeeze get 35 years of Top 40’s, Donald Fagen 38 years, and Bowie, the Legend, 43 years. In the real world he gets his first Top 10 for 20 years and a span of 43 years almost – there’s hardly anyone else that can do that, and he’s been away 10 years, and come back sounding and looking fragile, which is so sad.And then there’s Petula Clark and Jimmy Cliff arriving – Jimmy has also been about since 1969, 43 years, but he’s just a baby compared to our Pet – while she first charted in 1971, 41 years ago for me, in the real world she would have had a string of hits in the mid-60’s had I been charting as a child, and she would have had her first real-world chart hits not in the 50’s (as the record books might suggest) but probably the 40’s – she started singing at 10 in 1942 and was a household name from then on. She was on Jools Holland at New Year, and the new track is not unlike Lana Del ray.1 1 1 13 DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD Swedish House Mafia/ John Martin 790950
2 2 1 10 RADIOACTIVE Imagine Dragons 748750
3 4 3 8 MEMORY OF THE FUTURE (SINGLE REMIX) Pet Shop Boys 331200
4 8 4 6 MY HEART IS REFUSING ME Loreen 221750
5 16 5 2 STAY Rihanna/Mikky Ekko 85000
6 7 6 4 LOSING YOU Solange 143000
7 NEW 7 1 THE SWEET HELLO THE SAD GOODBYE (REMIX) Roxette 50000
8 5 5 3 LIGHT THE NIGHT Andy Burrows 156000
9 6 1 17 DISCONNECTED Keane 1935000
10 10 10 2 SCREAM AND SHOUT will.i.am/ Britney Spears 8400011 3 3 2 DON’T CRY ALONE Robin Gibb 122000
12 12 6 10 TRY P!nk 370800
13 9 2 11 SOMETHING NEW Girls Aloud 543600
14 14 14 9 YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE New Radicals 193500
15 15 15 4 SHE OWNS THE STREETS The Raveonettes 94400
16 18 16 7 LIGHTNING BOLT Jake Bugg 125750
17 30 17 6 DIFFERENT Robbie Williams 94850
18 19 18 4 NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME Madness 71000
19 21 19 19 I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM Yvonne Elliman 261500
20 20 20 3 THE ROAD Hurts 5830021 11 1 23 (I’M NOT YOUR) STEPPIN’ STONE The Monkees 653900
22 RE 22 3 MISS ATOMIC BOMB The Killers 45500
23 25 23 2 FEEL AGAIN Onerepublic 38000
24 73 24 3 TOMMY Squeeze 29400
25 13 3 13 BRUISES Train/ Ashley Monroe 558850
26 RE 26 3 THESE DAYS ARE MINE I Am Kloot 38700
27 22 10 7 NOT GIVING IN Rudimental/ John Newman/ Alex Clare 164700
28 NEW 28 1 GREEN GARDEN Laura Mvula 18300
29 NEW 29 1 DREAM OF ME Kristina Train 18200
30 40 30 3 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL LOVE SONG Prince 5200031 26 3 11 I FOUND YOU The Wanted 409650
32 17 7 10 LIGHT UP THE WORLD Steps 243400
33 24 1 14 RUN BOY RUN Woodkid 971700
34 64 34 3 YEAH, YEAH Willy Moon 31800
35 23 11 4 HE AIN’T HEAVY.. HE’S MY BROTHER The Justice Collective 100750
36 NEW 36 1 WHERE ARE WE NOW? David Bowie 17400
37 38 37 15 HELP ME RHONDA The Beach Boys 159000
38 39 26 6 HEAR ME Imagine Dragons 93400
39 70 39 2 MISS MARLENE Donald Fagen 23100
40 41 40 13 YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW The Beatles 13540041 29 1 10 DARK BLACK Kristina Train 577200
42 28 9 17 GANGNAM STYLE PSY 284750
43 27 27 4 HOMETOWN Andy Burrows 67400
44 47 44 7 WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE AC/DC 71250
45 RE 45 3 KISS YOU One Direction 37000
46 31 5 8 SHE’S A RAINBOW The Rolling Stones 321650
47 33 1 51 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/Kimbra 1737300
48 36 5 15 SKYFALL Adele 450850
49 49 49 7 GROOVE IS IN THE HEART Deee-Lite 66450
50 45 9 12 BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL Labrinth/ Emili Sande 27670051 58 47 7 I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE Taylor Swift 76750
52 34 8 16 ONE MORE NIGHT Maroon 5 343850
53 44 1 64 PRINCESS OF CHINA Coldplay/ Rihanna 3504500
54 RE 54 3 IMPOSSIBLE James Arthur 23900
55 57 55 5 FANNY (BE TENDER WITH MY LOVE) The Bee Gees 39200
56 35 10 11 LATCH Disclosure/Sam Smith 254250
57 RE 55 5 GOLD DUST DJ Fresh 44000
58 46 1 25 SOME NIGHTS fun. 1429500
59 RE 48 4 DON’T SAVE ME HAIM 45300
60 NEW 60 1 TITANIUM David Guetta/ SIA 1000061 48 1 24 LITTLE TALKS Of Monsters And Men 1473050
62 62 1 85 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1726450
63 NEW 63 1 DON’T STOP THE PARTY Pitbull/ Tjr 7200
64 37 8 13 WONDER Naughty Boy/ Emeli Sande 275150
65 67 65 5 LET’S GET IT ON Marvin Gaye 31600
66 65 1 44 ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART Cilla Black 972400
67 66 1 104 BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty 2044650
68 NEW 68 1 STUPID STUPID Alex Day 6400
69 32 32 4 FIGURE 8 Ellie Goulding 59300
70 NEW 70 1 ONE MORE Jimmy Cliff 600071 43 9 4 DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Chris Rea 83300
72 NEW 72 1 LIES (OTTO KNOWS REMIX) Burns 5600
73 NEW 73 1 BACK IN YOUR ARMS AGAIN The Mavericks 5400
74 NEW 74 1 ONE DAY I’LL FLY AWAY Kimberley Walsh 5200
75 NEW 75 1 CUT COPY ME Petula Clark 5000DROP OUTS
42 18 3 WARM THIS WINTER Gabriella Cilmi 55250
50 50 2 JUST BE Paloma Faith 24000
51 19 3 SLEIGH RIDE The Ronettes 50950
52 35 3 BACK HOME Guida 46000
53 53 8 DON’T SPEAK No Doubt 66650
54 54 3 TIDAL WAVE Sub Focus/ Alpine 29500
55 55 3 RIGHT NOW Rihanna/ David Guetta 27200
56 39 6 LOVER TO LOVER Florence + The Machine 78300
59 59 2 CAN YOU HEAR ME? Wiley/ Skepta/ Jme/ Ms D 20200
60 7 10 PLEASE FORGIVE MY HEART Bobby Womack 264650
61 8 12 MOVES LIKE JAGGER Bananarama 303000
63 20 3 SLEIGH RIDE fun. 44500
68 68 1 PLAY HARD David Guetta/ Ne-yo/ Akon 6400
69 55 2 INHALER Foals 17000
71 20 7 ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (ABBEY ROAD SESSIONS) Kylie Minogue 104500
72 19 12 DIAMONDS Rihanna 174050
74 74 2 THAT’S WHAT WE CAN DO Deacon Blue 10200
75 75 1 ONE MORE SHOT The Rolling Stones 5000

So, a New Year and lots of movement as I download loads of new tracks and it’s so competitive at the top end that in normal circumstances perennial No. 1 faves Pet Shop Boys can’t climb higher than 4 so far. Swedish House Mafia just edge out the fab Imagine Dragons from returning to the top, as I belatedly realise what a great pop single it is. I always liked it, but it’s still growing in my affections!

Highest entry at 3 is the late Robin Gibb, with a track from his Titanic requiem, and a fitting tribute to one of the greats. His voice is just sublime, and the song affecting. Outisde of the Bee Gees Robin hasn’t hit my Top 10 since 1984 (Boys Do Fall In Love) and Top 3 since 1970 (August October). It’s nearly 44 years since he first peaked at 2 in my charts with the great Saved By The Bell. My mum only ever bought 2 singles, and that was one of them, and I loved it (the other was I Will Survive, and she preferred albums apart from those).

Andy Burrows at 5, ex-Razorlight, and as featured in The Snowman xmas follow-up TV special. Lovely. Solange (Beyonce’s sis, I think) gets a Top 10 climber along with buzzjack fave Loreen, the former a bit Madonna-ish, the latter a bit Euphoria-ish, but both very good anyway. New at 10, will.i.am & Britney finally sinks its hooks into my brain giving Britney 14 years of Top 10 hits, and Rihanna’s Stay registers as one of her good ballads at 16. Madness get an umpteenth Top 20 hit since 1979, Hurts to it return after a couple of years away. Onerepublic is technically a re-entry, but that was a few months ago and it’s a new year, so it’s a new chart run!

While I’m chart stat mode, The Rolling Stones add a newie to their oldie, giving them a run of 44 years of chart entries (same as Robin Gibb solo, in their case Honky Tonk Women peaked at 5 in 1969) and Donald Fagen gets a run of 38 years (Do It Again went Top 5 in 1975 for Steely Dan).

phew!

this/ last/ peak/ wks/                                                                      chart points
1 2 1 12 DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD Swedish House Mafia/ John Martin 620950
2 3 1 9 RADIOACTIVE Imagine Dragons 633750
3 NEW 3 1 DON’T CRY ALONE Robin Gibb 85000
4 5 4 7 MEMORY OF THE FUTURE (SINGLE REMIX) Pet Shop Boys 246200
5 8 5 2 LIGHT THE NIGHT Andy Burrows 108000
6 4 1 16 DISCONNECTED Keane 1890000
7 23 7 3 LOSING YOU Solange 88000
8 21 8 5 MY HEART IS REFUSING ME Loreen 156750
9 6 2 10 SOMETHING NEW Girls Aloud 511600
10 NEW 10 1 SCREAM AND SHOUT will.i.am/ Britney Spears 42000

11 1 1 22 (I’M NOT YOUR) STEPPIN’ STONE The Monkees 634150
12 12 6 9 TRY P!nk 335800
13 13 3 12 BRUISES Train/ Ashley Monroe 540100
14 15 14 8 YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE New Radicals 164500
15 30 15 3 SHE OWNS THE STREETS The Raveonettes 67400
16 NEW 16 1 STAY Rihanna/Micky Ekko 25000
17 7 7 9 LIGHT UP THE WORLD Steps 225600
18 20 18 6 LIGHTNING BOLT Jake Bugg 100750
19 38 19 3 NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME Madness 49000
20 28 20 2 THE ROAD Hurts 38300

21 25 21 18 I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM Yvonne Elliman 240500
22 10 10 6 NOT GIVING IN Rudimental/ John Newman/ Alex Clare 146300
23 11 11 3 HE AIN’T HEAVY.. HE’S MY BROTHER The Justice Collective 83250
24 18 1 13 RUN BOY RUN Woodkid 954000
25 NEW 25 1 FEEL AGAIN Onerepublic 18750
26 14 3 10 I FOUND YOU The Wanted 391750
27 27 27 3 HOMETOWN Andy Burrows 53900
28 9 9 16 GANGNAM STYLE PSY 271000
29 16 1 9 DARK BLACK Kristina Train 563200
30 17 17 5 DIFFERENT Robbie Williams 71850

31 19 5 7 SHE’S A RAINBOW The Rolling Stones 308900
32 32 32 3 FIGURE 8 Ellie Goulding 53100
33 74 1 50 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/Kimbra 1724800
34 34 8 15 ONE MORE NIGHT Maroon 5 332350
35 33 10 10 LATCH Disclosure/Sam Smith 243650
36 36 5 14 SKYFALL Adele 438550
37 31 8 12 WONDER Naughty Boy/ Emeli Sande 268050
38 41 38 14 HELP ME RHONDA The Beach Boys 141700
39 26 26 5 HEAR ME Imagine Dragons 76200
40 40 40 2 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL LOVE SONG Prince 34000

41 44 41 12 YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW The Beatles 118400
42 22 18 3 WARM THIS WINTER Gabriella Cilmi 55250
43 24 9 3 DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Chris Rea 77500
44 72 1 63 PRINCESS OF CHINA Coldplay/ Rihanna 3493250
45 47 9 11 BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL Labrinth/ Emili Sande 264700
46 45 1 24 SOME NIGHTS fun. 1419300
47 49 47 6 WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE AC/DC 58000
48 46 1 23 LITTLE TALKS Of Monsters And Men 1465550
49 53 49 6 GROOVE IS IN THE HEART Deee-Lite 54350
50 50 50 2 JUST BE Paloma Faith 24000

51 29 19 3 SLEIGH RIDE The Ronettes 50950
52 35 35 3 BACK HOME Guida 46000
53 56 53 8 DON’T SPEAK No Doubt 66650
54 54 54 3 TIDAL WAVE Sub Focus/ Alpine 29500
55 60 55 3 RIGHT NOW Rihanna/ David Guetta 27200
56 39 39 6 LOVER TO LOVER Florence + The Machine 78300
57 63 57 4 FANNY (BE TENDER WITH MY LOVE) The Bee Gees 28400
58 58 47 6 I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE Taylor Swift 65000
59 59 59 2 CAN YOU HEAR ME? Wiley/ Skepta/ Jme/ Ms D 20200
60 42 7 10 PLEASE FORGIVE MY HEART Bobby Womack 264650

61 43 8 12 MOVES LIKE JAGGER Bananarama 303000
62 62 1 84 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1719050
63 37 20 3 SLEIGH RIDE fun. 44500
64 64 64 2 YEAH, YEAH Willy Moon 14200
65 65 1 43 ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART Cilla Black 965600
66 66 1 103 BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty 2038050
67 70 67 4 LET’S GET IT ON Marvin Gaye 24600
68 NEW 68 1 PLAY HARD David Guetta/ Ne-yo/ Akon 6400
69 55 55 2 INHALER Foals 17000
70 NEW 70 1 MISS MARLENE Donald Fagen 6000

71 48 20 7 ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (ABBEY ROAD SESSIONS) Kylie Minogue 104500
72 61 19 12 DIAMONDS Rihanna 174050
73 73 73 2 TOMMY Squeeze 10400
74 75 74 2 THAT’S WHAT WE CAN DO Deacon Blue 10200
75 NEW 75 1 ONE MORE SHOT The Rolling Stones 5000

DROP-OUTS
51 10 8 BLACK CHRISTMAS Poly Styrene 199250
52 30 4 HERE WITH ME The Killers 64600
57 57 2 FOLLOW ME Muse 17000
67 67 1 CLOWN Emili Sande 6600
68 68 1 SHINE YA LIGHT Rita Ora 6400
69 69 2 PRIDE Amy MacDonald 11200
71 71 1 SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION The Script 5800

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