1998 Monthly Charts

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shuttle launch in 1998 Florida

Sorry for the odd format, it’s pasted from a spreadsheet, but these are the chart positions after the artist:

First impression, Spice Girls at 1, much like the real world. Unlike the real world, Bernard Butler dominates the rest of January. No-one remembers it now, but a great record. Faves at the time Space and St Etienne doing well.

JANUARY:

TOO MUCH Spice Girls 1 4 7 9
TORN Natalie Imbruglia 2 3 5 6
AVENGING ANGELS Space 3 7 8 10
THE RAPSODY Warren G/ Sissel 4 2 2 2
PERFECT DAY Lou Reed & friends 5 10 19 27
LUCKY MAN Verve 6 13 15 18
STAY Bernard Butler 7 1 1 1
EVERYTHING SHE WANTS ’97 Wham! 8 11 26 48
SHELTER Brand New Heavies 9 5 9 15
HIGH Lighthouse Family 10 6 4 4

NEVER EVER All Saints 11 16 21 23
UNTOUCHABLE Rialto 12 9 6 14
CALIFORNIA DREAMING/DREAM A../MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas & The Papas 13 14 16 21
AIN’T THAT JUST THE WAY Lutricia McNeal 14 19 20 28
SYLVIE St Etienne 15 21 3 3
ANGELS Robbie Williams 16 18 22 25
NO SURPRISES Radiohead 17 20 23 35
BACHOLERETTE Bjork 18 30 43 53
BACK TO YOU Bryan Adams 19 22 28 33
TOGETHER AGAIN Janet Jackson 20 15 17 19

LET A BOY CRY Gala 21 37 50 56
SLAM DUNK (DA FUNK) Five 22 38 51 58
BAMBOOGIE Bamboo 23 17 14 13
TUBTHUMPING Chumbawamba 24 32 40 44
PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND ME Texas 25 31 34 40
BABY CAN I HOLD YOU Boyzone 26 36 46 50
TOMORROW NEVER DIES Sheryl Crow 27 34 41 47
YOU CAN TALK TO ME Seahorses 28 28 33 43
YOU SEXY THING Hot Chocolate 29 33 36 41
AMNESIA Chumbawamba 30 12 11 7

THE STORY OF LOVE OTT 31 25 10 8
STREET FIGHTING MAN/ALL AROUND THE WORLD Oasis 32 24 18 5
LET’S GO ROUND AGAIN Louise 33 42 57 73
HIGH TIMES Jamiroquai 34 53 75
MAYBE I’M AMAZED Carleen Anderson 35 23 13 11
I WILL COME TO YOU Hanson 36 43 53 57
DOG TRAIN Levellers 37 60
GETTIN’ JIGGY WIT’ IT Will Smith 38 27 24 16
SPICE UP YOUR LIFE Spice Girls 39 44 52 52
BEAUTIFUL NIGHT Paul McCartney 40 58 65 68

FORGIVEN (I FEEL YOU LOVE) Space Brothers 41
I WANT AN ALIEN FOR CHRISTMAS Fountains Of Wayne 42
PLEASE (LIVE EP: WHERE THE/WITH OR/STARING) U2 43 46 49 51
FREEDOM Robert Miles/ Kathy Sledge 44 64 74 74
JUST CRUISIN Will Smith 45 65
BUTTERFLY Mariah Carey 46 57 71
YOU MAKE ME FEEL (MIGHTY REAL) Byron Stingily 47 41 31 26
THE DRUGS DON’T WORK Verve 48 51 55 55
SUNDAY MORNING No Doubt 49 35 56 71
TELL HIM Celin Dion/ Barbra Streisand 50 29 47 59

IF GOD WILL SEND HIS ANGELS U2 51
STAY Sash!/ La Trec 52 52 44 45
THE REASON Celine Dion 53 67
DANCING QUEEN / EAGLE Abba 54 54 54 54
I’M SO LONELY Cast 55 73
THAT’S THE WAY (I LIKE IT) Clock 56 56 48 37
SUNARISE Rolf Harris 57 61 61 61
WHAT YOU SAY Lightning Seeds 58 70
BEST BIT Beth Orton 59
WALKING ON THE SUN Smash Mouth 60 71

ALWAYS THERE UB40 61
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING Righteous Brothers 62 62 62 62
BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY Verve 63 63 63 63
ALL YOU GOOD GOOD PEOPLE Embrace 64 64 64
THIS TOWN AIN’T BIG ENOUGH FOR BOTH OF US Sparks vs Faith No More 65 74
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE Sarah Brightman/Andrea Bocelli 66 66 67 67
YOU REALLY GOT ME/ LOLA/ DAYS Kinks 67 68 68 66
JUST FOR YOU M People 68 75
6 UNDERGROUND Sneaker Pimps 69 69 69 69
BETTER DAY Ocean Colour Scene 70

RAINCLOUD Lighthouse Family 71
STILL WATERS RUN DEEP Bee Gees 72
WRONG Everything But The Girl 73 72 72 72
PINK Aerosmith 74
BINGO Catch 75

GHETTO HEAVEN ’98 Family Stand 8 12 12
ASHES TO ASHES Faith No More 26 37 46
ALL NIGHT ALL RIGHT Peter Andre/ Warren G 39 27 17
5,6,7,8″ Steps 40 32 32
FLAMING JUNE BT 45 45 49
DREAMS Smokin’ Beats 47 42 39
MULDER AND SCULLY Catatonia 48 29 22
AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME Backstreet Boys 49 66 75
SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Elton John 50 58 60
I WONDER IF HEAVEN GOT A GHETTO 2Pac 55 35 38
MY STAR Ian Brown 59 39 36
WISHING ON A STAR Jay Z/ Gwen Dickey 70 59 42

FREE Ultra Nate 25 31
SAINT OF ME Rolling Stones 30 30
I WILL BE YOUR GIRLFRIEND Dubstar 38 24
SOMEBODY ELSE’S GUY Ce Ce Peniston 60 29
TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN Queen 73 70

TIME OF YOUR LIFE (GOOD RIDDANCE) Green Day 20
SO GOOD Juliet Roberts 34
SHOW ME LOVE Robyn 65

FEBRUARY 1998….

1st FEB chart

STAY Bernard Butler 1 1 1 4
SYLVIE St Etienne 2 2 5 15
THE STORY OF LOVE OTT 3 3 6 19
HIGH Lighthouse Family 4 5 7 12
PRINCE IGOR Warren G/ Sissel 5 8 16 32
TIME OF YOUR LIFE (GOOD RIDDANCE) Green Day 6 4 8 11
TORN Natalie Imbruglia 7 11 11 16
I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU Solid Harmonie 8 14 25 47
ALL AROUND THE WORLD/STREET FIGHTING MAN Oasis 9 15 29 48
MAYBE I’M AMAZED Carleen Anderson 10 9 17 30

I WILL BE YOUR GIRLFRIEND Dubstar 11 10 19 41
AMNESIA Chumbawamba 12 19 22 22
AVENGING ANGELS Space 13 16 26 51
GETTIN’ JIGGY WIT’ IT Will Smith 14 13 13 21
TOO MUCH Spice Girls 15 23 23 33
SEXY BOY Air 16 6 2 1
MULDER AND SCULLY Catatonia 17 17 21 23
GHETTO HEAVEN ’98 Family Stand 18 26 39 44
ALL NIGHT ALL RIGHT Peter Andre/ Warren G 19 32 48
BAMBOOGIE Bamboo 20 31 49 54

CALIFORNIA DREAMING/DREAM A../MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas & The Papas 21 24 24 26
SO GOOD Juliet Roberts 22 20 31 53
TOGETHER AGAIN Janet Jackson 23 25 28 31
SAINT OF ME Rolling Stones 24 22 34
NEVER EVER All Saints 25 29 37 49
LUCKY MAN Verve 26 37 54 64
SHELTER Brand New Heavies 27 40 41 46
SHOW ME LOVE Robyn 28 12 9 8
SOMEBODY ELSE’S GUY Ce Ce Peniston 29 27 42
UNTOUCHABLE Rialto 30 49 52 58

YOU MAKE ME FEEL (MIGHTY REAL) Byron Stingily 31 42
ANGELS Robbie Williams 32 41 60
SONNET Verve 33 33 32 28
AIN’T THAT JUST THE WAY Lutricia McNeal 34 39 47 57
YOU MAKE ME WANNA… Usher 35 34 43 59
MY STAR Ian Brown 36 52
WISHING ON A STAR Jay Z/ Gwen Dickey 37 35 20 13
PERFECT DAY Lou Reed & friends 38 48 58
FROZEN Madonna 39 18 10 5
BACK TO YOU Bryan Adams 40 44 57 60

PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND ME Texas 41 43 46 52
THAT’S THE WAY (I LIKE IT) Clock 42 57
YOU SEXY THING Hot Chocolate 43 47 59
FREE Ultra Nate 44 51 69
TUBTHUMPING Chumbawamba 45 45 50 55
5,6,7,8″ Steps 46 58
NO SURPRISES Radiohead 47 68
DREAMS Smokin’ Beats 48
I WONDER IF HEAVEN GOT A GHETTO 2Pac 49
STAY Sash!/ La Trec 50 67

YOU CAN TALK TO ME Seahorses 51 59
SPICE UP YOUR LIFE Spice Girls 52 56 64 73
PLEASE (LIVE EP: STARING AT THE SUN/WITH OR..) U2 53 55 63 70
DANCING QUEEN / EAGLE Abba 54 54 56 56
TOMORROW NEVER DIES Sheryl Crow 55
GIVEN TO FLY Pearl Jam 56 38 51 43
THE DRUGS DON’T WORK Verve 57 63 71 63
ASHES TO ASHES Faith No More 58
BABY CAN I HOLD YOU Boyzone 59
I WILL COME TO YOU Hanson 60 69

SUNARISE Rolf Harris 61 64 70 71
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING Righteous Brothers 62 62 62 61
BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY Verve 63 61 61 62
ALL YOU GOOD GOOD PEOPLE Embrace 64 72
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE Sarah Brightman/Andrea Bocelli 65 65 66 67
YOU REALLY GOT ME/ LOLA/ DAYS Kinks 66 66 68 69
SLAM DUNK (DA FUNK) Five 67
BACHOLERETTE Bjork 68 74
6 UNDERGROUND Sneaker Pimps 69 71
LET A BOY CRY Gala 70

WRONG Everything But The Girl 71 73 74 72
MY HERO Foo Fighters 72
SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Elton John 73
DR. JONES Aqua 74 21 14 14
EVERYTHING SHE WANTS ’97 Wham! 75

8th FEB entries

BRIMFUL OF ASHA Cornershop 7 3 3
IT STARTED WITH A KISS Hot Chocolate 28 15 35
A NANNY IN MANHATTAN Lilys 30 12 7
SAY WHAT YOU WANT Texas/ Wu Tang Clan 36 35 29
LEGEND OF A COWGIRL Imani Coppola 46 27 9
RECOVER YOUR SOUL Elton John 50 33 68
THE SEA Morcheeba 53 53
SUFFOCATE Feeder 60 67 6
ONLY THE STRONGEST WILL SURVIVE Hurricane #1 70 55 36
IT’S A BEAUTIFUL THING Ocean Colour Scene/ PP Arnold 75 75 40

15th FEB entries

ALANE Wes 4 2
STOP Spice Girls 18 18
LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU Robbie Williams 30 24
THE BALLAD OF TOM JONES Space/ Cerys Matthews 36 45
MY HEART WILL GO ON Celine Dion 38 20
TOURNIQUET Headswim 40 34
MUCH LOVE Shola Ama 44 39
DIVE IN Catch 45 65
SOLOMON BITES THE WORM Bluetones 65 38
CLEOPATRA’S THEME Cleopatra 72 66
HOW COULD I (INSECURITY) Roachford 73

22nd FEB entries

HAND IN YOUR HEAD Money Mark 10
EVERY DAY SHOULD BE A HOLIDAY Dandy Warhols 17
LOCAL BOY IN THE PHOTOGRAPH Stereophonics 25
NOT ALONE Bernard Butler 27
YOUR LOVE GETS SWEETER Finlay Quaye 37
TREAT INFAMY Rest Assured 42
IT’S LIKE THAT Run DMC vs Jason Nevins 50
RUDE BOY ROCK Lionrock 74
BIG MISTAKE Natalie Imbruglia 75

MARCH 1998:

1ST MARCH TOP 75

ALANE Wes 1 2 2 6 10
BRIMFUL OF ASHA Cornershop 2 6 15 13 19
SEXY BOY Air 3 5 12 18 24
LEGEND OF A COWGIRL Imani Coppola 4 10 14 16 26
FROZEN Madonna 5 9 8 4 6
SUFFOCATE Feeder 6 25 46 64
SAY WHAT YOU WANT (ALL DAY..)/INSANE Texas/ Wu Tang Clan 7 7 5 3 1
SHOW ME LOVE Robyn 8 3 4 5 5
IT’S LIKE THAT Run DMC vs Jason Nevins 9 12 11 15 20
HAND IN YOUR HEAD Money Mark 10 17 26 40 49

STAY Bernard Butler 11 21 32 38 42
NOT ALONE Bernard Butler 12 1 3 2 2
A NANNY IN MANHATTAN Lilys 13 14 19 27 41
LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU Robbie Williams 14 13 13 8 4
EVERY DAY SHOULD BE A HOLIDAY Dandy Warhols 15 18 29 41 62
STOP Spice Girls 16 16 16 22 32
MY HEART WILL GO ON Celine Dion 17 22 10 12 15
THE BALLAD OF TOM JONES Space/ Cerys Matthews 18 4 6 1 3
SONNET Verve 19 19 24 37 44
TORN Natalie Imbruglia 20 24 25 29 31

TIME OF YOUR LIFE (GOOD RIDDANCE) Green Day 21 36 49 54 65
HIGH Lighthouse Family 22 34 43 47 54
DR. JONES Aqua 23 43 63 73 73
MULDER AND SCULLY Catatonia 24 30 42 43 50
LOCAL BOY IN THE PHOTOGRAPH Stereophonics 25 42 67
GETTIN’ JIGGY WIT’ IT Will Smith 26 29 35 35 34
SYLVIE St Etienne 27 51
WISHING ON A STAR Jay Z/ Gwen Dickey 28 49
TREAT INFAMY Rest Assured 29 23 31 42 51
CALIFORNIA DREAMING/DREAM A../MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas & The Papas 30 31 34 34 38

TRULY MADLY DEEPLY Savage Garden 31 26 17 21 23
YOUR LOVE GETS SWEETER Finlay Quaye 32 11 9 14 25
TOGETHER AGAIN Janet Jackson 33 39 41 46 58
THE STORY OF LOVE OTT 34 52
AMNESIA Chumbawamba 35 57 66 74
SOLOMON BITES THE WORM Bluetones 36 53
WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT Five 37 32 22 25 28
TOO MUCH Spice Girls 38 40 48 52 59

ONLY THE STRONGEST WILL SURVIVE Hurricane #1 39 65
IT’S A BEAUTIFUL THING Ocean Colour Scene/ PP Arnold 40 59
BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY Verve 41 41 44 44 47
THE DRUGS DON’T WORK Verve 42 46 52 60 66
LUCKY MAN Verve 43 48 56 67
GHETTO HEAVEN ’98 Family Stand 44 44 47 48 53
DESTINY CALLING James 45 45 38 10 12
PRINCE IGOR Warren G/ Sissel 46 45 51 55
MAYBE I’M AMAZED Carleen Anderson 47
TOURNIQUET Headswim 48
IT STARTED WITH A KISS Hot Chocolate 49
MOLLY Carrie 50 50 65

SHELTER Brand New Heavies 51 55 55 62 67
ANGELS Robbie Williams 52 63 59 59 52
NEVER EVER All Saints 53 66
YOU MAKE ME WANNA… Usher 54 54 54 66 71
PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND ME Texas 55 60 64 71
DANCING QUEEN / EAGLE Abba 56 56 57 57 57
GIVEN TO FLY Pearl Jam 57
TUBTHUMPING Chumbawamba 58 61 61 61 61
ALL AROUND THE WORLD/STREET FIGHTING MAN Oasis 59 64
I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU Solid Harmonie 60 51 55 64

YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING Righteous Brothers 61 62 62 63 63
I WILL BE YOUR GIRLFRIEND Dubstar 62 75
BIG MISTAKE Natalie Imbruglia 63 35 30 23 16
MUCH LOVE Shola Ama 64
IF YOU WANT ME Hinda Hicks 65 15 21 36 48
YOU’RE STILL THE ONE Shania Twain 66 37 23 19 21
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE Sarah Brightman/Andrea Bocelli 67 68 68 68 68
BAMBOOGIE Bamboo 68
YOU REALLY GOT ME/ LOLA/ DAYS Kinks 69 69 69 69 69
PLEASE (LIVE EP: STARING AT THE SUN/WITH OR..) U2 70 72 74 75

AIN’T THAT JUST THE WAY Lutricia McNeal 71
WRONG Everything But The Girl 72
RUDE BOY ROCK Lionrock 73 73 39 49
UNTOUCHABLE Rialto 74
BACK TO YOU Bryan Adams 75

NEW ENTRIES 8th March

WEIRD Hanson 8 7 7 7
THE PASSENGER Iggy Pop 20 18 31 45
KISS THE RAIN Billie Myers 27 27 24 18
AIN’T GOIN’ TO GOA Alabama Three 28 28 28 11
HERE’S WHERE THE STORY ENDS Tin Tin Out 33 33 20 8
BE ALONE NO MORE Another Level 38 20 17 29
WHINE AND GRINE Prince Buster 47 36 32 30
NAKED AND SACRED Maria Naylor 58 58
FATHER LL Cool J 67 53 45 40
WITH YOU Smoke City 70 70 70
ANGEL ST M People 71 71 65 36
HOW DO I LIVE LeAnn Rimes 74 72 72
BEAT GOES ON All Seeing I 75 73 58 43

NEW ENTRIES 15th March

REMEMBER YOU’RE A WOMBLE Wombles 1 9 13
BREATHE Kylie Minogue 37 11 14
GLITTERBALL Simple Minds 40 50
FOUND A CURE Ultra Nate 50 26 22
TELEFUNKIN N Tyce 60 53

NEW ENTRIES 22nd March

I’M READY Bryan Adams 30 37
DISREMEMBRANCE Dannii 33 33
DREAM ANOTHER DREAM Rialto 39 39
WHERE DO I STAND The Montrose Avenue 56 56

NEW ENTRIES 29th March

PUSH IT Garbage 9
SOUND OF DRUMS Kula Shaker 17
CORPSES Ian Brown 27
LA PRIMAVERA Sash! 35
ALL THAT MATTERS Louise 46
THIS IS HARDCORE Pulp 60
UH LA LA LA Alexia 70
READ MY MIND Connor Reeves 72
BLINDFOLD Morcheeba 74
I GET LONELY Janet Jackson/ Blackstreet 75

APRIL 1998

Robbie, Verve, Backstreet Boys & Alanis Morrissette hit the top….heavily influenced by records I heard on a Florida holiday this month, theme park rides galore!

5th APRIL chart

LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU Robbie Williams 1 5 12 6
NOT ALONE Bernard Butler 2 3 10 22
SAY WHAT YOU WANT/INSANE Texas/ Wu Tang Clan 3 6 15 25
HERE’S WHERE THE STORY ENDS Tin Tin Out 4 4 21 21
AIN’T GOIN’ TO GOA Alabama Three 5 8 22 35
THE BALLAD OF TOM JONES Space/ Cerys Matthews 6 13 24 31
SHOW ME LOVE Robyn 7 2 4 9
FROZEN Madonna 8 15 17 30
PUSH IT Garbage 9 9 9 8
BIG MISTAKE Natalie Imbruglia 10 25 42

WEIRD Hanson 11 11 11 14
SOUND OF DRUMS Kula Shaker 12 12 23 17
ALANE Wes 13 24 31 40
KISS THE RAIN Billie Myers 14 7 7 4
FOUND A CURE Ultra Nate 15 19 29 11
CORPSES Ian Brown 16 27 50
DESTINY CALLING James 17 31 52
WHINE AND GRINE Prince Buster 18 26 47 50
REMEMBER YOU’RE A WOMBLE Wombles 19 30 36 46
MY HEART WILL GO ON Celine Dion 20 16 28 41

BRIMFUL OF ASHA Cornershop 21 32 37 34
BREATHE Kylie Minogue 22 43 62
YOU’RE STILL THE ONE Shania Twain 23 23 30 19
FATHER LL Cool J 24 41 72
ALL THAT MATTERS Louise 25 42 65 51
IT’S LIKE THAT Run DMC vs Jason Nevins 26 40 48 44
LA PRIMAVERA Sash! 27 39 61 38
YOUR LOVE GETS SWEETER Finlay Quaye 28 47 73
TRULY MADLY DEEPLY Savage Garden 29 36 46 52
ANGEL ST M People 30 52

SEXY BOY Air 31 46 55 68
LEGEND OF A COWGIRL Imani Coppola 32 21 8 10
STOP Spice Girls 33 49 56
GETTIN’ JIGGY WIT’ IT Will Smith 34 33 33 33
TORN Natalie Imbruglia 35 34 32 47
WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT Five 36
SHOUT TO THE TOP Fire Island/ Loleatta Holloway 37 37
CALIFORNIA DREAMING/DREAM A../MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas & The Papas 38 38 38 26
GONE TILL NOVEMBER Wyclef Jean 39 35 45 12
BEAT GOES ON All Seeing I 40 62

BE ALONE NO MORE Another Level/ Jay Zee 41
STAY Bernard Butler 42 51 56 67
DR. JONES Aqua 43 56
THE IMPRESSION THAT I GET Mighty Mighty Bosstones 44 54 34 23
THE PASSENGER Iggy Pop 45 45 51 72
BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY Verve 46 10 1 5
DREAM ANOTHER DREAM Rialto 47
I’M READY Bryan Adams 48
DISREMEMBRANCE Dannii 49
THIS IS HARDCORE Pulp 50 48

A NANNY IN MANHATTAN Lilys 51
SONNET Verve 52
GHETTO HEAVEN ’98 Family Stand 53 61 66 75
ANGELS Robbie Williams 54 66
MULDER AND SCULLY Catatonia 55
HAND IN YOUR HEAD Money Mark 56
DANCING QUEEN / EAGLE Abba 57 57 58 60
PRINCE IGOR Warren G/ Sissel 58 64
READ MY MIND Connor Reeves 59 59
TOO MUCH Spice Girls 60

TUBTHUMPING Chumbawamba 61 29 26 42
HIGH Lighthouse Family 62
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING Righteous Brothers 63 63 41 43
TREAT INFAMY Rest Assured 64
TOGETHER AGAIN Janet Jackson 65 58 54 55
ROAD RAGE Catatonia 66 44 44 37
THE DRUGS DON’T WORK Verve 67 73 75
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE Sarah Brightman/Andrea Bocelli 68 68 69 70
YOU REALLY GOT ME/ LOLA/ DAYS Kinks 69 69 70 71
I GET LONELY Janet Jackson/ Blackstreet 70 70

I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU Solid Harmonie 71
TIME OF YOUR LIFE (GOOD RIDDANCE) Green Day 72 17 19 27
SHELTER Brand New Heavies 73
ALL I WANT IS YOU 911″ 74
A ROSE IS STILL A ROSE Aretha Franklin 75 75

12th APRIL new entries

EVERYBODY Backstreet Boys 1 3 7
WALKIN’ ON THE SUN Smashmouth 14 14 24
THE MUMMER’S DANCE Loreena McKennit 18 13 13
IT’S UP TO YOU Tuesdays 20 16 16
I WANT YOU BACK N-Sync 22 5 3
SEX AND CANDY Marcy Playground 28 20 15
ARE YOU JIMMY RAY Jimmy Ray 49 71
SOMEDAY I’LL FIND YOU Shola Ama 50 63 36
ALL MY LIFE K-Ci & Jo-Jo 53 35 28
3 A.M.” Matchbox 20 55 40 49
AMNESIA Chumbawamba 60 27 32
BRICK Ben Folds Five 65 57 62
ME Paula Cole 67 67
YOU MAKE ME WANNA… Usher 71 60 64
SAY YOU LOVE ME Simply Red 72
NICE N SLOW Usher 74 68 65

19th APRIL new entries

UNINVITED Alanis Morissette 2 1
THE WAY Fastball 6 2
DON’T DRINK THE WATER Dave Matthews Band 18 18
PUSH Matchbox 20 25 20
SOUTHAMPTON James Horner 39 39
YOU’RE NOT ALONE Olive 43 45
SUNCHYME Dario G 53 63
IN HEAVEN Jah 59 59
DO YOU REALLY WANT ME Robyn 64 29
PINK Aerosmith 74

26th APRIL new entries

AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME Backstreet Boys 48
DREAMS Corrs 53
RAY OF LIGHT Madonna 54
SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Elton John 57
HAVE FUN GO MAD Blair 58
NO WAY Freakpower 61
FEEL IT The Tamperer 66
ALL THAT I NEED Boyzone 69
TURN BACK TIME Aqua 73
NOT IF YOU WERE THE LAST JUNKIE ON EARTH Dandy Warhols 74

MAY 1998

So, Robbie, Garbage, and Shawn Colvin (WHO!?) get the toppers this month. All great records of their own genres..

3rd MAY chart

LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU Robbie Williams 1 7 12 17 23
PUSH IT Garbage 2 1 2 3 6
THE WAY Fastball 3 8 8 9 14
I WANT YOU BACK N-Sync 4 6 5 7 9
SUNNY CAME HOME Shawn Colvin 5 2 1 1 1
UNINVITED Alanis Morissette 6 15 15 8 13
SOUND OF DRUMS Kula Shaker 7 3 9 16 29
THE MUMMER’S DANCE Loreena McKennit 8 12 17 23 34
KISS THE RAIN Billie Myers 9 16 22 33 33
IT’S UP TO YOU Tuesdays 10 11 13 19 28

RAY OF LIGHT Madonna 11 5 3 2 3
GONE TILL NOVEMBER Wyclef Jean 12 4 4 4 8
DO YOU REALLY WANT ME Robyn 13 13 21 10 4
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY Mavericks 14 14 10 11 17
FOUND A CURE Ultra Nate 15 21 42 51 65
LAST THING ON MY MIND Steps 16 10 7 5 5
ROAD RAGE Catatonia 17 17 28 28 42
EVERYBODY Backstreet Boys 18 20 24 27 32
SHOW ME LOVE Robyn 19 22 29 34 39
NO WAY Freakpower 20 9 11 20 24

HERE’S WHERE THE STORY ENDS Tin Tin Out 21 24 33 37 44
BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY Verve 22 39 43 41 41
ALL MY LIFE K-Ci & Jo-Jo 23 37 37 42 50
LEGEND OF A COWGIRL Imani Coppola 24 32 34 39 43
I’M LEAVING Lodger 25 25 45
CALIFORNIA DREAMING/DREAM A../MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas & The Papas 26 30 31 31 31
WEIRD Hanson 27 35 40 49 56
NOT IF YOU WERE THE LAST JUNKIE ON EARTH Dandy Warhols 28 27 27 44 49
SEX AND CANDY Marcy Playground 29 36 44 57 74
PUSH Matchbox 20 30 53 53 60 71

YOU’RE STILL THE ONE Shania Twain 31 47 68
NOT ALONE Bernard Butler 32 43 50 54 58
DON’T DRINK THE WATER Dave Matthews Band 33 55 16 22 35
THE IMPRESSION THAT I GET Mighty Mighty Bosstones 34 51 54 59
SAY WHAT YOU WANT/INSANE Texas/ Wu Tang Clan 35 48 59 66
DREAMS Corrs 36 33 30 25 25
TURN BACK TIME Aqua 37 26 18 14 16
LA PRIMAVERA Sash! 38 34 41 72
THE BALLAD OF TOM JONES Space/ Cerys Matthews 39 44 49 56 57
FROZEN Madonna 40 45 56 64 72

MY HEART WILL GO ON Celine Dion 41 41 46 43 47
ALANE Wes 42 46 47 47 48
FEEL IT The Tamperer 43 31 23 12 2
WALKIN’ ON THE SUN Smashmouth 44 56 71
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING Righteous Brothers 45 49 55 55 55
BRIMFUL OF ASHA Cornershop 46 52 58 58 60
THE BAD PHOTOGRAPHER Saint Etienne 47 28 48
GETTIN’ JIGGY WIT’ IT Will Smith 48 58
BRICK Ben Folds Five 49 74
ALL THAT I NEED Boyzone 50 50 36 50 68

SOMEDAY I’LL FIND YOU Shola Ama 51 66
IT’S LIKE THAT Run DMC vs Jason Nevins 52 59 67 75 66
TIME OF YOUR LIFE (GOOD RIDDANCE) Green Day 53 72
TUBTHUMPING Chumbawamba 54 57 60 62 64
AIN’T GOIN’ TO GOA Alabama Three 55 68
SPARK Tori Amos 56 67 39 52
AMNESIA Chumbawamba 57 73
SOUTHAMPTON James Horner 58
REMEMBER YOU’RE A WOMBLE Wombles 59 62 65 67 67
NICE N SLOW Usher 60 70

AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME Backstreet Boys 61
UNDER THE BRIDGE All Saints 62 19 14 13 10
DANCING QUEEN / EAGLE Abba 63 63 63 63 63
TRULY MADLY DEEPLY Savage Garden 64 64 70 70
A ROSE IS STILL A ROSE Aretha Franklin 65 23 38 38 53
TORN Natalie Imbruglia 66 61 64 68 70
SAY YOU LOVE ME Simply Red 67 42 32 18 15
KELLY WATCH THE STARS Air 68 29 20 26 45
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE Sarah Brightman/Andrea Bocelli 69 69 69 69 69
WHINE AND GRINE Prince Buster 70

YOU REALLY GOT ME/ LOLA/ DAYS Kinks 71 71 72 73 73
TOGETHER AGAIN Janet Jackson 72
THE PASSENGER Iggy Pop 73
STRANDED Lutricia McNeal 74 60 35 24 18
GHETTO HEAVEN ’98 Family Stand 75 75

10th MAY new entries

TOP OF THE WORLD (OLE OLE OLE) Chumbawamba 18 6 6 11
TEARDROP Massive Attack/ Elisabeth Fraser 38 19 15 19
SLEEP ON THE LEFT SIDE Cornershop 40 25 35 51
IF…. Bluetones 54 26 21 21
TURN IT UP/FIRE IT UP Busta Rhymes 65 57 53

17th MAY new entries

LIFE AIN’T EASY Cleopatra 51 36 36
NIGHT FEVER Adam Garcia 52 30 30
TOO MUCH TOO LITTLE TOO LATE Silversun 61 61 61
THE BOY IS MINE Brandy & Monica 62 32 26
WHERE ARE YOU Imaani 66 48 54
YOU THINK YOU OWN ME Hinda Hicks 73 29 38
WISHING I WAS THERE Natalie Imbruglia 74 71 22
I DON’T EVER WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN Uncle Sam 75

24th MAY new entries

KUNG FU FIGHTING Bus Stop/ Carl Douglas 40 27
RUNAGROUND James 45 12
VIVA DIVA Dana International 46 46
SONNET Verve 65
MY WAY/ LOVE AND MARRIAGE Frank Sinatra 74 40

31st MAY new entries

OOH LA LA Rod Stewart 7
CARNAVAL DE PARIS Dario G 20
SHE WILL HAVE HER WAY Neil Finn 37
MADE IT BACK Beverley knight 52
C’EST LA VIE B*Witched 59
HORNY Mousse T vs Hot ‘n’ Juicy 62
COME BACK TO WHAT YOU KNOW Embrace 75

JUNE 1998

In which Madonna’s classic Ray Of Light is held off the top by Garbage. With a capital G, they are fab. Other than that Dario G had a long run at the top, must play it again it’s been years! lower down note Backstreet Boys Everbody, which I saw last night in the climax to new movie This Is The End. Far and away the best thing about it…

JUNE 7th

PUSH IT Garbage 1 2 2 5
RAY OF LIGHT Madonna 2 6 14 21
SUNNY CAME HOME Shawn Colvin 3 3 6 12
TOP OF THE WORLD (OLE OLE OLE) Chumbawamba 4 12 20 32
OOH LA LA Rod Stewart 5 5 13 13
FEEL IT The Tamperer 6 7 16 22
CARNAVAL DE PARIS Dario G 7 1 1 1
GONE TILL NOVEMBER Wyclef Jean 8 11 11 11
DRINKING IN LA Bran Van 3000 9 4 3 6
DO YOU REALLY WANT ME Robyn 10 16 25 41

TURN BACK TIME Aqua 11 18 21 27
RUNAGROUND James 12 24 43 65
I WANT YOU BACK N-Sync 13 21 24 24
WISHING I WAS THERE Natalie Imbruglia 14 10 8 8
LAST THING ON MY MIND Steps 15 13 22 26
LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU Robbie Williams 16 23 23 25
SHE WILL HAVE HER WAY Neil Finn 17 17 34 52
STRANDED Lutricia McNeal 18 22 30 34
THE WOMBLING SONG Wombles 19 15 15 30
KUNG FU FIGHTING Bus Stop/ Carl Douglas 20 20 18 28

UNDER THE BRIDGE All Saints 21 29 33 46
UNINVITED Alanis Morissette 22 27 12 9
THE WAY Fastball 23 32 39 39
SAY YOU LOVE ME Simply Red 24 28 32 33
BOOM BOOM N-Tyce 25 19 26 49
THE BOY IS MINE Brandy & Monica 26 9 5 10
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY Mavericks 27 37 46 51
TEARDROP Massive Attack/ Elisabeth Fraser 28 42 52 62
IT’S UP TO YOU Tuesdays 29 41 49 56
LIFE AIN’T EASY Cleopatra 30 26 42 43

CALIFORNIA DREAMING/DREAM A../MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas & The Papas 31 31 31 31
EVERYBODY Backstreet Boys 32 34 9 17
I WOULD FIX YOU Kenickie 33 33 51 70
IF…. Bluetones 34 56
NO WAY Freakpower 35 49 68 55
TOO MUCH TOO LITTLE TOO LATE Silversun 36 8 7 14
KISS THE RAIN Billie Myers 37 48 59 72
THE MUMMER’S DANCE Loreena McKennit 38 47 60 71
C’EST LA VIE B*Witched 39 30 41 59
HORNY Mousse T vs Hot ‘n’ Juicy 40 40 47

BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY Verve 41 44 44 45
DON’T DRINK THE WATER Dave Matthews Band 42 53 7
BEGIN AGAIN Space 43 25 17 4
DREAMS Corrs 44
SOUND OF DRUMS Kula Shaker 45 52 56 61
VIVA DIVA Dana International 46 65 65 19
HERE’S WHERE THE STORY ENDS Tin Tin Out 47 63
ALANE Wes 48 51 53 54
SHOW ME LOVE Robyn 49 58
LEGEND OF A COWGIRL Imani Coppola 50 60 66 67

MY WAY/ LOVE AND MARRIAGE Frank Sinatra 51
MADE IT BACK Beverley knight 52
NIGHT FEVER Adam Garcia 53
YOU THINK YOU OWN ME Hinda Hicks 54
ROAD RAGE Catatonia 55
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING Righteous Brothers 56 57 57 57
COME BACK TO WHAT YOU KNOW Embrace 57 45
SEX AND CANDY Marcy Playground 58
ALL MY LIFE K-Ci & Jo-Jo 59
BRIMFUL OF ASHA Cornershop 60 68

MY HEART WILL GO ON Celine Dion 61
THE BALLAD OF TOM JONES Space/ Cerys Matthews 62 73
DANCING QUEEN / EAGLE Abba 63 64 64 64
NOT ALONE Bernard Butler 64
WEIRD Hanson 65 67
TUBTHUMPING Chumbawamba 66 66 67 68
ON TOP OF THE WORLD England United/ Ian McCulloch 67 46 61
IT’S LIKE THAT Run DMC vs Jason Nevins 68 71 71 75
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE Sarah Brightman/Andrea Bocelli 69 69 69 69
REMEMBER YOU’RE A WOMBLE Wombles 70 70 73 73

THINKING OF YOU Hanson 71 35 27 23
FROZEN Madonna 72
YOU REALLY GOT ME/ LOLA/ DAYS Kinks 73 74 74 74
TORN Natalie Imbruglia 74
HEAVEN’S WHAT I FEEL Gloria Estefan 75 43 72

JUNE 14th New Entries

LOOKING FOR LOVE Karen Ramirez 14 4 2
DON’T COME HOME TOO SOON Del Amitri 36 29 48
IF THE RIVER CAN BEND Elton John 38 55
WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES Peter Cox 39 36 53
THREE LIONS 98 Lightning Seeds/Baddiel & Skinner 50 10 3
ROCKAFELLA SKANK Fat Boy Slim (Norman Cook) 54 38 38
WHEN Shania Twain 55 54
MY ALL (Single Remix) Mariah Carey 59 58 58
VINDALOO Fat Les (Keith Allen) 61 28 20
GO DEEP Janet Jackson 62 62 29
A CHANGE OF HEART Bernard Butler 72 35 44
LOST IN SPACE Lighthouse Family 75 75 35

JUNE 21st New Entries

VIVA FOREVER Spice Girls 19 16
PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC Thunder 37 42
SAVE TONIGHT Eagle Eye Cherry 40 15
GOT THE FEELIN Five 45 37
I THINK I’M PARANOID Garbage 48 18
CAN’T SEE ME Ian Brown 50 50
DO FOR LOVE 2 Pac 63
GHETTO SUPASTAR (THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE) Pras/ Ol’ Dirty bast*rd & Mya 70 66

JUNE 28th New Entries

LIFE IS A FLOWER Ace Of Base 36
I HONESTLY LOVE YOU Olivia Newton-John/ Babyface 40
TO THE MOON AND BACK Savage Garden 47
THE CITY IS MINE Jay-Z/ Blackstreet 60
CAN’T SMILE WITHOUT YOU Lena Fiagbe 63

JULY 1998

There’s not really a theme I can point to here – football instrumental theme, football oldies, football Vindaloo, and a South American latin classic in a dance cover chart-topper, and a classical piece done by Wimbledon singers. Was there a World Cup going on? An Alanis flop later a dance cover hit (here in it’s original future chart-topping flop glory), a reissued 80’s classic from an Eagle,

5th July Chart

CARNAVAL DE PARIS Dario G 1 2 13 22
LOOKING FOR LOVE Karen Ramirez 2 5 5 9
BEGIN AGAIN Space 3 8 20 25
LIFE IS A FLOWER Ace Of Base 4 4 4 4
I THINK I’M PARANOID Garbage 5 3 8 14
SAVE TONIGHT Eagle Eye Cherry 6 6 11 13
WISHING I WAS THERE Natalie Imbruglia 7 14 23 29
THREE LIONS 98 Lightning Seeds/Baddiel & Skinner 8 21 29 42
VIVA FOREVER Spice Girls 9 9 14 8
THE BOY IS MINE Brandy & Monica 10 12 10 10

PUSH IT Garbage 11 11 17 24
GONE TILL NOVEMBER Wyclef Jean 12 15 24 28
OOH LA LA Rod Stewart 13 19 22 31
SUNNY CAME HOME Shawn Colvin 14 20 19 21
DRINKING IN LA Bran Van 3000 15 28 30 44
VIVA DIVA Dana International 16 23 41 54
DON’T DRINK THE WATER Dave Matthews Band 17 32 39 51
UNINVITED Alanis Morissette 18 33 3 3
LOST IN SPACE Lighthouse Family 19 16 16 16
VINDALOO Fat Les (Keith Allen) 20 34 61

TOO MUCH TOO LITTLE TOO LATE Silversun 21 38 38 43
NAKED IN THE RAIN 98 Blue Pearl 22 39 53 67
EVERYBODY Backstreet Boys 23 29 31 32
I WANT YOU BACK N-Sync 24 31 33 38
LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU Robbie Williams 25 30 34 36
ROCKAFELLA SKANK Fat Boy Slim (Norman Cook) 26 35 42 57
CALIFORNIA DREAMING/DREAM A../MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas & The Papas 27 27 27 27
FEEL IT The Tamperer 28 36 44 46
GO DEEP Janet Jackson 29 46 46 63
THINKING OF YOU Hanson 30 51

SAY IT ONCE Ultra 31 17 18 15
RAY OF LIGHT Madonna 32 40 47 60
LAST THING ON MY MIND Steps 33 44 55 66
STRANDED Lutricia McNeal 34 41 51 62
TURN BACK TIME Aqua 35 37 37 41
CIRCUS Eric Clapton 36 52
GOT THE FEELIN Five 37 42 52 52
LEGACY Mansun 38 7 12 18
THE WAY Fastball 39 47 50 55
I HONESTLY LOVE YOU Olivia Newton-John/ Babyface 40 67

KUNG FU FIGHTING Bus Stop/ Carl Douglas 41 64 70 74
THE WOMBLING SONG Wombles 42 54 64 64
SAY YOU LOVE ME Simply Red 43 71
NEW KIND OF MEDECINE Ultra Nate 44 26 15 12
BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY Verve 45 48 49 49
LIFE AIN’T EASY Cleopatra 46 72
TO THE MOON AND BACK Savage Garden 47 21 7
THE CITY IS MINE Jay-Z/ Blackstreet 48
TOP OF THE WORLD (OLE OLE OLE) Chumbawamba 49
MY ALL (Single Remix) Mariah Carey 50

DO YOU REALLY WANT ME Robyn 51 53 54 56
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY Mavericks 52 55 57 53
HORNY Mousse T vs Hot ‘n’ Juicy 53
ALANE Wes 54 57 59 59
NO WAY Freakpower 55 61 66 73
UNDER THE BRIDGE All Saints 56 60 67
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING Righteous Brothers 57 58 58 58
PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC Thunder 58
BOOM BOOM N-Tyce 59
IT’S UP TO YOU Tuesdays 60

CAN’T SEE ME Ian Brown 61
GHETTO SUPASTAR (THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE) Pras/ Ol’ Dirty bast*rd & Mya 62 62 60 50
CAN’T SMILE WITHOUT YOU Lena Fiagbe 63
DANCING QUEEN / EAGLE Abba 64 65 65 65
SOUND OF DRUMS Kula Shaker 65
SHE WILL HAVE HER WAY Neil Finn 66
LEGEND OF A COWGIRL Imani Coppola 67
C’EST LA VIE B*Witched 68
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE Sarah Brightman/Andrea Bocelli 69 69 69 69
WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES Peter Cox 70

A CHANGE OF HEART Bernard Butler 71
TUBTHUMPING Chumbawamba 72
REMEMBER YOU’RE A WOMBLE Wombles 73
YOU REALLY GOT ME/ LOLA/ DAYS Kinks 74 74 74 68
THE MUMMER’S DANCE Loreena McKennit 75

12th July New Entries

BOYS OF SUMMER Don Henley 1 1 2
MAS QUE NADA Tamba Trio 10 7 6
MAS QUE NADA Echobeatz 13 2 1
TELL ME Billie Myers 18 6 5
WORLD CUP 98 – PAVANE Wimbledon Choral Society 22 26 39
LOVELY DAZE Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince 24 36 47
COME WITH ME Puff Daddy/ Jimmy Page 25 25 17
THE STAR & THE WISEMAN Ladysmith Black Mambazo 43 62
THE HEART’S LONE DESIRE Matthew Marsden 45 28 23
RENDEZVOUS 98 Jean-Michel Jarre/Apollo 440 49 40 34
FALL IN LOVE WITH ME Booth & The Bad Angel 50 63
I DON’T WANT TO WAIT Paula Cole 56 56
BECAUSE WE WANT TO Billie 59 68
IMMORTALITY Celine Dion/Bee Gees 63 45 33
JUST THE TWO OF US Will Smith 66 35 30
FREAK ME Another Level 68 32 19
DEEPER UNDERGROUND Jamiroquai 70 43 26
LIFE Des’ree 73 73
INTERGALACTIC Beastie Boys 75

19th July New Entries

YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John 9 11
LA DE DA Ringo Starr 48 61
BE CAREFUL Sparkle/ R Kelley 71 48
ULTRA VIBRATION Finlay Quaye 72 72
RUNNIN 2-Pac/ Notorious B.I.G. 75

26th July New Entries

LOVE UNLIMITED Fun Lovin Criminals 20
MY OH MY Aqua 35
CAN’T LET HER GO BoyzIImen 37
RONALDO’S REVENGE (MAS QUE MANCADA) Ronaldo’s Revenge 40
KISS THE GIRL Peter Andre 45
PURE MORNING Placebo 70
STRANGE GLUE Catatonia 71
I WASN’T BUILT TO GET UP Supernaturals 75

AUGUST 1998

Robbie at his peak, with his You Only Live Twice-sampled classic, Savage Garden doing good pop, and Manic Street Preachers best record, to that point, giving rock a chart-topper. Just missing the under-regarded Ace Of Base..

2nd August Chart

MILLENIUM Robbie Williams 1 1 1 2 2
BOYS OF SUMMER Don Henley 2 3 5 5 6
MAS QUE NADA Echobeatz 3 5 8 16 22
TO THE MOON AND BACK Savage Garden 4 4 2 1 3
LIFE IS A FLOWER Ace Of Base 5 2 3 8 20
VIVA FOREVER Spice Girls 6 11 16 22 27
UNINVITED Alanis Morissette 7 8 21 23 33
TELL ME Billie Myers 8 14 29 34 43
LOOKING FOR LOVE Karen Ramirez 9 9 12 18 26
NEW KIND OF MEDECINE Ultra Nate 10 16 27 29 39

THE BOY IS MINE Brandy & Monica 11 13 13 19 19
IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT Manic Street Preachers 12 6 4 4 1
MAS QUE NADA Tamba Trio 13 22 38 43 53
COME WITH ME Puff Daddy/ Jimmy Page 14 7 11 11 11
THE HEART’S LONE DESIRE Matthew Marsden 15 15 23 27 42
SAVE TONIGHT Eagle Eye Cherry 16 17 22 25 25
LOVE UNLIMITED Fun Lovin Criminals 17 10 10 21 30
BE CAREFUL Sparkle/ R Kelley 18 21 30 35 35
FREAK ME Another Level 19 23 36 36 45
JUST THE TWO OF US Will Smith 20 20 17 15 15

LOST IN SPACE Lighthouse Family 21 33 43 56 56
SAY IT ONCE Ultra 22 36 44 48
SUNNY CAME HOME Shawn Colvin 23 24 35 37 37
I THINK I’M PARANOID Garbage 24 35 47 59
IMMORTALITY Celine Dion/Bee Gees 25 18 25 30 44
MY OH MY Aqua 26 19 19 28 49
CALIFORNIA DREAMING/DREAM A../MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas & The Papas 27 28 31 31 31
LEGACY Mansun 28 39 50 60
YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John 29 29 40 44 72
DEEPER UNDERGROUND Jamiroquai 30 41 45 49 59

PUSH IT Garbage 31 34 37 39 41
CARNAVAL DE PARIS Dario G 32 42 48 53 55
PURE MORNING Placebo 33 26 26 14 18
EVERYBODY (BACKSTREET’S BACK) Backstreet Boys 34 37 42 45 50
NO MATTER WHAT Boyzone 35 27 20 20 32
WISHING I WAS THERE Natalie Imbruglia 36 51 62
SLEAZY BEDTRACK Bluetones 37 44 69
KISS THE GIRL Peter Andre 38 52
OOH LA LA Rod Stewart 39 48 59 69
GONE TILL NOVEMBER Wyclef Jean 40 46 49 52 58

LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU Robbie Williams 41 45 52 55 60
BEGIN AGAIN Space 42 60
I WANT YOU BACK *NSync 43 47 55 64
CAN’T LET HER GO BoyzIImen 44 61
THREE LIONS 98 Lightning Seeds/Baddiel & Skinner 45 55 64
GHETTO SUPASTAR (THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE) Pras/ Ol’ Dirty bast*rd & Mya 46 53 53 54 61
RENDEZVOUS 98 Jean-Michel Jarre/Apollo 440 47
TOO MUCH TOO LITTLE TOO LATE Silversun 48 56
BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY Verve 49 50 51 51 52
FEEL IT The Tamperer 50 54 61 61 62

RONALDO’S REVENGE (MAS QUE MANCADA) Ronaldo’s Revenge 51
GOT THE FEELIN Five 52 62
WORLD CUP 98 – PAVANE Wimbledon Choral Society 53
3 am” Matchbox 20 54 49 66 33 46
TURN BACK TIME Aqua 55
DRINKING IN LA Bran Van 3000 56 66
I WASN’T BUILT TO GET UP Supernaturals 57
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING Righteous Brothers 58 58 58 57 57
ALANE Wes 59 59 60 62 64
DO YOU REALLY WANT ME Robyn 60 63 63 63 63

THE WAY Fastball 61 64
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY Mavericks 62 70
DON’T DRINK THE WATER Dave Matthews Band 63 73
LOVELY DAZE Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince 64
DANCING QUEEN / EAGLE Abba 65 65 65 65 65
THE WOMBLING SONG Wombles 66 69 73
STRANGE GLUE Catatonia 67 43 56
YOU REALLY GOT ME/ LOLA/ DAYS Kinks 68 67 67 67 67
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE Sarah Brightman/Andrea Bocelli 69 68 68 68 68
DIVA Dana International 70

RAY OF LIGHT Madonna 71
THE AIR THAT I BREATHE Simply Red 72 72 72 58 48
NO WAY Freakpower 73 74 74 74 74
LAST THING ON MY MIND Steps 74
LA DE DA Ringo Starr 75

9th August new entries

WHAT CAN I DO Corrs 12 7 3 4
I CAN’T HELP MYSELF Lucid 25 15 10 7
MUSIC SOUNDS BETTER WITH YOU Stardust 30 24 24 24
I WANNA BE YOUR LADY Hinda Hicks 31 9 12 12
YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING Leo Sayer/Groove Generation 32 34 46 54
CRUSH Jennifer Paige 38 28 26 23
BURNING Baby Bumps 40 39 50
LOST IN SPACE Apollo 440 57 54 40 36
I WANNA LOVE YOU Solid Harmonie 71 46 72
CRY TO BE FOUND Del Amitri 75 41 41 14

16th August new entries

NO TENGO DINERO Los Umbrellos 6 6 10
EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT Sweetbox 14 7 5
SUN MACHINE Dario G/ David Bowie 18 13 13
SOMETIMES Tin Tin Out/ Shelley Nelson 32 9 8
MYSTERIOUS TIMES Sash/ Tina Cousins 33 17 16
GENERATION SEX Divine Comedy 57 42 34
ROCKS Rod Stewart 70 70 70
I WANT YOU BACK Cleopatra 71 38 38
PART OF THE PROCESS Morcheeba 75 47 47

23rd August new entries

SPECIAL KIND OF SOMETHING Kavana 32 29
THE INCIDENTALS Alisha’s Attic 66 66
MY WEAKNESS IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS Embrace 71 71
IF YOU’LL BE MINE Babybird 73 51
DEVIL IN YOUR SHOES (WALKING ALL OVER) Shed Seven 75

30th August new entries

FINALLY FOUND Honeyz 9
20th CENTURY BOY Placebo 17
CRUEL SUMMER Ace Of Base 21
I JUST WANNA BE LOVED Culture Club 28
WALKING AFTER YOU Foo Fighters 40
BOOTIE CALL All Saints 69
MY FAVOURITE MISTAKE Sheryl Crow 73
DROWNED WORLD (SUBSTITUTE FOR LOVE) Madonna 75

SEPTEMBER 1998

Manic Street Preachers finally get that big Number One after several good attempts, followed by one of the great quirky rock bands Eels – never really made it big sadly. Thats always the problem with bands with clever lyrics, especially witty ones, they seem under-appreciated sad.gif Lots of what they call “Indie” these days elsewhere in the chart, mixed in with pop, dance, rap, country, latino, rock, opera, folk and ska. Ah those were the days when charts had variety in them…

6th Sept chart

IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT Manic Street Preachers 1 1 1 2
TO THE MOON AND BACK Savage Garden 2 3 5 5
MILLENIUM Robbie Williams 3 2 4 8
WHAT CAN I DO Corrs 4 6 10 13
EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT Sweetbox 5 4 7 7
SOMETIMES Tin Tin Out/ Shelley Nelson 6 5 8 18
SUN MACHINE Dario G/ David Bowie 7 7 11 12
FINALLY FOUND Honeyz 8 10 14 6
BOYS OF SUMMER Don Henley 9 13 19 29
20th CENTURY BOY Placebo 10 8 3 3

MYSTERIOUS TIMES Sash/ Tina Cousins 11 11 20 26
CRUSH Jennifer Paige 12 9 9 15
I CAN’T HELP MYSELF Lucid 13 24 37 47
CRY TO BE FOUND Del Amitri 14 26 39 51
I JUST WANNA BE LOVED Culture Club 15 15 15 19
EVERY SINGLE DAY Dodgy 16 12 6 11
COME WITH ME Puff Daddy/ Jimmy Page 17 20 30 46
JUST THE TWO OF US Will Smith 18 21 33 48
CRUEL SUMMER Ace Of Base 19 17 17 17
LIFE IS A FLOWER Ace Of Base 20 25 29 41

I WANNA BE YOUR LADY Hinda Hicks 21 35 44 64
MUSIC SOUNDS BETTER WITH YOU Stardust 22 32 34 36
NO TENGO DINERO Los Umbrellos 23 45 21 14
MAS QUE NADA Echobeatz 24 28 35 45
GENERATION SEX Divine Comedy 25 22 16 10
BOOTIE CALL All Saints 26 14 12 21
THE BOY IS MINE Brandy & Monica 27 29 40 43
DROWNED WORLD (SUBSTITUTE FOR LOVE) Madonna 28 16 23 34
PURE MORNING Placebo 29 46 61
SAVE TONIGHT Eagle Eye Cherry 30 30 38 49

CALIFORNIA DREAMING/DREAM A../MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas & The Papas 31 31 31 33
VIVA FOREVER Spice Girls 32 38 46 62
LOOKING FOR LOVE Karen Ramirez 33 42 49 56
LOVE UNLIMITED Fun Lovin Criminals 34 23 32 44
LOST IN SPACE Apollo 440 35 55
ROCK WITH YOU D’Influence 36 36 48
I AM Suggs 37 54
ONE FOR SORROW Steps 38 34 26 28
UNINVITED Alanis Morissette 39 43 50 65
BEING A GIRL (PART ONE) Mansun 40 39 55

SUNNY CAME HOME Shawn Colvin 41 44 45 50
BE CAREFUL Sparkle/ R Kelley 42 47 56 66
I WANT YOU BACK Cleopatra 43 59
CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU Lauryn Hill 44 40 28 16
NO MATTER WHAT Boyzone 45 75 75 75
PUSH IT Garbage 46 49 52 60
FREAK ME Another Level 47 53 65
SPECIAL KIND OF SOMETHING Kavana 48
EVERYBODY Five 49 37 36 32
NEW KIND OF MEDECINE Ultra Nate 50 72

THE WAY Fastball 51 51 51 4
BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY Verve 52 52 53 55
WALKING AFTER YOU Foo Fighters 53
EVERYBODY (BACKSTREET’S BACK) Backstreet Boys 54 62 69
MAS QUE NADA Tamba Trio 55 65
LOST IN SPACE Lighthouse Family 56 58 64 73
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING Righteous Brothers 57 57 58 59
TELL ME Billie Myers 58
LAST STOP: THIS TOWN Eels 59 19 2 1
CARNAVAL DE PARIS Dario G 60 64 71

DEEPER UNDERGROUND Jamiroquai 61 61 72
MORNING AFTERGLOW Electrasy 62 33 47
LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU Robbie Williams 63 69 73
FEEL IT The Tamperer 64 71 74
DANCING QUEEN / EAGLE Abba 65 56 57 58
ALANE Wes 66 68 68 70
YOU REALLY GOT ME/ LOLA/ DAYS Kinks 67 67 67 68
3 am” Matchbox 20 68
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE Sarah Brightman/Andrea Bocelli 69 70 70 71
DO YOU REALLY WANT ME Robyn 70

MY FAVOURITE MISTAKE Sheryl Crow 71 60 60
GONE TILL NOVEMBER Wyclef Jean 72
ON A DAY LIKE TODAY Bryan Adams 73 73 25 31
THE AIR THAT I BREATHE Simply Red 74
GOD IS A DJ Faithless 75 66 54 37

13th Sept new entries

THE INCIDENTALS Alisha’s Attic 18 13 23
I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING Aerosmith 27 22 22
THE FUTURE OF THE FUTURE Deep Dish/ Everything But The Girl 41 27 20
I WANT YOU BACK Melanie B/ Missy Elliott 48 41 40
PERFECT 10 Beautiful South 50 42 42
DON’T RUSH (TAKE LOVE SLOWLY) K-Ci & Jojo 63 43 53
REAL GOOD TIME Alda 74 59

20th Sept new entries

I’VE GOT THIS FEELING Mavericks 18 24
RELAX Deetah 24 9
SEX ON THE BEACH T-Spoon 62 52
ONLY WHEN I LOSE MYSELF Depeche Mode 63 63
CELEBRITY SKIN Hole 66 38

27th Sept new entries

OUTSIDE George Michael 25
ADIA Sarah McLachlan 27
MORE THAN A WOMAN 911 30
A PERFECT DAY ELISE P.J. Harvey 35
JOSEPHINE Terrorvision 39
HALF ON A BABY R. Kelly 54
FROM RUSH HOUR WITH LOVE Republica 57
FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN Eagle-Eye Cherry 61
SOMEONE LOVES YOU HONEY Lutricia McNeal 67
ENOLA GAY (REMIX) OMD 69
OYE Gloria Estefan 72
QUESTION OF FAITH Lighthouse Family 74

OCTOBER 1998

It was all about cults: cult US band Eels who never have made it big, and cult superstar Cher who decided to get one up on the record label who’d dropped her by coming back with contemporary dance-pop. She did it with style, biggest record of the year in the world, a million seller (and the biggest ever by a woman in the UK) and (as she’s just about to go Top 40 again this week) keeping up her run of hits in 6 consecutive decades! Which all meant George Michael’s ode to cruising and Garbage’s ode to the Pretenders had to settle for runner-up.

4th October charts

LAST STOP: THIS TOWN Eels 1 1 3 4
IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT Manic Street Preachers 2 3 5 8
TO THE MOON AND BACK Savage Garden 3 2 4 5
THE WAY Fastball 4 4 13 30
20th CENTURY BOY Placebo 5 13 16 23
ADIA Sarah McLachlan 6 6 12 14
EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT Sweetbox 7 7 14 26
MILLENIUM Robbie Williams 8 8 6 6
RELAX Deetah 9 17 21 31
FINALLY FOUND Honeyz 10 10 9 12

CRUEL SUMMER Ace Of Base 11 11 7 21
OUTSIDE George Michael 12 12 8 3
GENERATION SEX Divine Comedy 13 21 39 47
WHAT CAN I DO Corrs 14 18 23 29
CRUSH Jennifer Paige 15 15 15 17
DOO WOP (THAT THING) Lauryn Hill 16 19 25 25
BOOTIE CALL All Saints 17 25 34 50
I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING Aerosmith 18 26 29 33
I JUST WANNA BE LOVED Culture Club 19 24 42 10
EVERY SINGLE DAY Dodgy 20 28 43 54

ON A DAY LIKE TODAY Bryan Adams 21 29 63
SUN MACHINE Dario G/ David Bowie 22 38 53 75
THE INCIDENTALS Alisha’s Attic 23 27 32 45
THE FUTURE OF THE FUTURE Deep Dish/ Everything But The Girl 24 42 68
BELIEVE Cher 25 14 1 1
NO TENGO DINERO Los Umbrellos 26 44
GOD IS A DJ Faithless 27 41
ONE FOR SORROW Steps 28 31 18 22
SOMETIMES Tin Tin Out/ Shelley Nelson 29 39 54 74
MORE THAN A WOMAN 911 30 36 19 15

I’VE GOT THIS FEELING Mavericks 31 9 17 20
BOYS OF SUMMER Don Henley 32 35 41 42
CALIFORNIA DREAMING/DREAM A../MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas & The Papas 33 34 35 37
JESUS SAYS Ash 34 51
SEX ON THE BEACH T-Spoon 35 32 30 43
MUSIC SOUNDS BETTER WITH YOU Stardust 36 43 49 58
MYSTERIOUS TIMES Sash/ Tina Cousins 37 45 65
QUESTION OF FAITH Lighthouse Family 38 30 45 52
SPECIAL Garbage 39 5 2 2
PERFECT 10 Beautiful South 40 68 71 71

A PERFECT DAY ELISE P.J. Harvey 41 71
FROM RUSH HOUR WITH LOVE Republica 42
UNINVITED Alanis Morissette 43 46 51 51
THE BOY IS MINE Brandy & Monica 44 54 64 64
LIFE IS A FLOWER Ace Of Base 45 58
EVERYBODY GET UP Five 46 61
SMOKE Natalie Imbruglia 47 33 27 27
DROWNED WORLD (SUBSTITUTE FOR LOVE) Madonna 48
JOSEPHINE Terrorvision 49
SHE’S GONE Matthew Marsden/ Destiny’s Child 50 22 22 18

SUNNY CAME HOME Shawn Colvin 51 53 60 60
MAS QUE NADA Echobeatz 52 63 70
CELEBRITY SKIN Hole 53 28 44
LOVE UNLIMITED Fun Lovin Criminals 54 64
SWEETEST THING U2 55 20 20 7
BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY Verve 56 57 59 59
FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN Eagle-Eye Cherry 57 50 47 39
DANCING QUEEN / EAGLE Abba 58 59 61 61
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING Righteous Brothers 59 60 62 62
THANK U Alanis Morissette 60 23 11 9

LOOKING FOR LOVE Karen Ramirez 61
PUSH IT Garbage 62 65 67 68
SOMEONE LOVES YOU HONEY Lutricia McNeal 63 62 50 65
ROLLERCOASTER B*Witched 64 48 46 56
OYE Gloria Estefan 65 40 57
SAVE TONIGHT Eagle Eye Cherry 66 73
HALF ON A BABY R. Kelly 67 70
YOU REALLY GOT ME/ LOLA/ DAYS Kinks 68 69 69 69
I WANT YOU BACK Melanie B/ Missy Elliott 69
ALANE Wes 70 72 72 72

JUST THE TWO OF US Will Smith 71
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE Sarah Brightman/Andrea Bocelli 72 74 74
TOP OF THE WORLD Brandy & Mase 73 55 55 67
NO MATTER WHAT Boyzone 74
PARTY HARD Pulp 75

11th Oct new entries

COME BACK DARLING UB40 16 10 11
SINNER Neil Finn 37 37 53
GIRLFRIEND Billie 47 38 38
ENOLA GAY (REMIX) OMD 49
IF YOU BUY THIS RECORD (YOUR LIFE WILL BE BETTER) The Tamperer/ Maya 52 33 28
BEACH BALL Nalin & Cane 56 66
HEY NOW NOW Swirl 360 66 26 16
STAND BY ME 4 The Cause 67 58 49
DAYSLEEPER REM 75 52 36

18th Oct new entries

HUMAN BEINGS Seal 24 24
THIS KISS Faith Hill 31 41
THE FIRST NIGHT Monica 36 19
MY FAVOURITE GAME Cardigans 40 32
LITTLE BIT OF LOVIN’ Kele Le Roc 44 13
BIG NIGHT OUT Fun Lovin’ Criminals 48 55
SIT DOWN 98 James 56 40
KIND AND GENEROUS Natalie Merchant 73
CAN’T KEEP THIS FEELING IN Cliff Richard 75 34

25th Oct new entries

MEMORY Elaine Paige 35
SO YOUNG Corrs 46
YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN YET Bus Stop/ Randy Bachman 48
GUESS I WAS A FOOL Another Level 57
I WILL WAIT Hootie & The Blowfish 63
ALL ‘BOUT THE MONEY Meja 66
ONE TWO THREE Dina Carroll 70
TRULY Hinda Hicks 73

8th Nov 1998 (1st Nov in brackets)

Cher still dominating the world. The Tamperer having a Madonna laugh, it’s fun. M People highest new entry. Madonna in with a sweet ballad.

1 ( 1 ) BELIEVE Cher
2 ( 17 ) HUMAN BEINGS Seal
3 ( 2 ) OUTSIDE George Michael
4 ( 3 ) SPECIAL Garbage
5 ( 4 ) I JUST WANNA BE LOVED Culture Club
6 ( 18 ) IF YOU BUY THIS RECORD (YOUR LIFE WILL BE BETTER) The Tamperer/ Maya
7 ( 20 ) GODDESS ON A HIGHWAY Mercury Rev
8 ( 8 ) THANK U Alanis Morissette
9 ( 9 ) MILLENIUM Robbie Williams
10 ( 5 ) SWEETEST THING U2

11 ( 6 ) TO THE MOON AND BACK Savage Garden
12 ( 7 ) LAST STOP: THIS TOWN Eels
13 ( 13 ) HEY NOW NOW Swirl 360
14 ( 10 ) LITTLE BIT OF LOVIN’ Kele Le Roc
15 ( 12 ) SEXY CINDERELLA Lynden David Hall
16 ( NEW ) TESTIFY M People
17 ( 11 ) IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT Manic Street Preachers
18 ( 14 ) THE FIRST NIGHT Monica
19 ( 53 ) SIT DOWN 98 James
20 ( 15 ) FINALLY FOUND Honeyz

21 ( 30 ) FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN Eagle-Eye Cherry
22 ( 16 ) SHE’S GONE Matthew Marsden/ Destiny’s Child
23 ( 21 ) MY FAVOURITE GAME Cardigans
24 ( NEW ) EURODISCO Bis
25 ( 55 ) THIS KISS Faith Hill
26 ( 28 ) ALL ‘BOUT THE MONEY Meja
27 ( 23 ) CRUSH Jennifer Paige
28 ( 19 ) COME BACK DARLING UB40
29 ( 29 ) EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT Sweetbox
30 ( 25 ) DOO WOP (THAT THING) Lauryn Hill

31 ( NEW ) THE POWER OF GOODBYE Madonna
32 ( 22 ) MAN IN THE RAIN Mike Oldfield
33 ( 26 ) ADIA Sarah McLachlan
34 ( 24 ) MORE THAN A WOMAN 911
35 ( 41 ) BLUE ANGELS Pras Michel
36 ( NEW ) IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND Stars On 54
37 ( 46 ) SO YOUNG Corrs
38 ( 37 ) CALIFORNIA DREAMING/DREAM A../MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas & The Papas
39 ( 39 ) I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING Aerosmith
40 ( 27 ) I’VE GOT THIS FEELING Mavericks

41 ( 32 ) TIME TO MOVE ON Sparkle
42 ( 42 ) BOYS OF SUMMER Don Henley
43 ( 35 ) WHAT CAN I DO Corrs
44 ( 54 ) GUESS I WAS A FOOL Another Level
45 ( 57 ) SEARCHIN MY SOUL Vonda Shephard
46 ( 49 ) GAME ON Catatonia
47 ( 43 ) SEX ON THE BEACH T-Spoon
48 ( 67 ) HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE Dru Hill
49 ( 34 ) 20th CENTURY BOY/YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT US Placebo
50 ( 36 ) CRUEL SUMMER Ace Of Base

51 ( 33 ) CAR WASH 98 Rose Royce
52 ( 45 ) CAN’T KEEP THIS FEELING IN Cliff Richard
53 ( 38 ) ONE FOR SORROW Steps
54 ( 31 ) SMOKE Natalie Imbruglia
55 ( 44 ) MEMORY Elaine Paige
56 ( NEW ) NEGATIVE Mansun
57 ( 40 ) STAND BY ME 4 The Cause
58 ( 47 ) RELAX Deetah
59 ( 68 ) I WILL WAIT Hootie & The Blowfish
60 ( 56 ) UNINVITED Alanis Morissette

61 ( 61 ) DANCING QUEEN / EAGLE Abba
62 ( 62 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING Righteous Brothers
63 ( 60 ) BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY Verve
64 ( 48 ) YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN YET Bus Stop/ Randy Bachman
65 ( 63 ) SUNNY CAME HOME Shawn Colvin
66 ( NEW ) ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST Queen/ Wyclef-Jean
67 ( 51 ) GIRLFRIEND Billie
68 ( 59 ) THE INCIDENTALS Alisha’s Attic
69 ( NEW ) EACH TIME East 17
70 ( 70 ) YOU REALLY GOT ME/ LOLA/ DAYS Kinks

71 ( 58 ) I GOT 5 ON IT 98 Luniz
72 ( 71 ) PUSH IT Garbage
73 ( 66 ) GENERATION SEX Divine Comedy
74 ( NEW ) THE BARTENDER AND THE THIEF Stereophonics
75 ( NEW ) IF WE TRY Karen Ramirez

DROP OUTS
50 DAYSLEEPER REM
52 THE WAY Fastball
64 CELEBRITY SKIN Hole
65 ONE TWO THREE Dina Carroll
69 TOP OF THE WORLD Brandy & Mase
72 QUESTION OF FAITH Lighthouse Family
73 MUSIC SOUNDS BETTER WITH YOU Stardust
74 SOMETIMES Tin Tin Out/ Shelley Nelson
75 EVERY SINGLE DAY Dodgy

15th Nov 1998

In at 13 and Robbie is in his hot phase, one of his best records too, spiteful and bitter, but full of regret. On the plus side, he and Gazza made up and it’s got Neil Tennant on backing vocals – what’s not to love!

Re-entered remixes for Savage Garden and classic James at 2 ** sneaking in at the bottom the much-maligned Ace Of Base with a little gem of retro-Motown (it’s essentially I Can’t Help Myself or Where Did Our Love Go’s backing track) ** A big spice girl gem too – not the girls effort, the one with Bryan Adams popping in the top 20 for Melanie C…

1 ( 1 ) BELIEVE Cher
2 ( 19 ) SIT DOWN 98 James
3 ( 6 ) IF YOU BUY THIS RECORD (YOUR LIFE WILL BE BETTER) The Tamperer/ Maya
4 ( NEW ) I WANT YOU 98 Savage Garden
5 ( 25 ) THIS KISS Faith Hill
6 ( 3 ) OUTSIDE George Michael
7 ( 7 ) GODDESS ON A HIGHWAY Mercury Rev
8 ( 2 ) HUMAN BEINGS Seal
9 ( 16 ) TESTIFY M People
10 ( 9 ) MILLENIUM Robbie Williams

11 ( 4 ) SPECIAL Garbage
12 ( 5 ) I JUST WANNA BE LOVED Culture Club
13 ( NEW ) NO REGRETS Robbie Williams
14 ( 14 ) LITTLE BIT OF LOVIN’ Kele Le Roc
15 ( NEW ) BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP/BABY NOW THAT I’VE FOUND YOU Foundations
16 ( 11 ) TO THE MOON AND BACK Savage Garden
17 ( 8 ) THANK U Alanis Morissette
18 ( 10 ) SWEETEST THING U2
19 ( NEW ) ALL I WANT Puressance
20 ( 21 ) FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN Eagle-Eye Cherry

21 ( 12 ) LAST STOP: THIS TOWN Eels
22 ( 13 ) HEY NOW NOW Swirl 360
23 ( 31 ) THE POWER OF GOODBYE Madonna
24 ( 15 ) SEXY CINDERELLA Lynden David Hall
25 ( 23 ) MY FAVOURITE GAME Cardigans
26 ( 17 ) IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT Manic Street Preachers
27 ( 75 ) IF WE TRY Karen Ramirez
28 ( 18 ) THE FIRST NIGHT Monica
29 ( NEW ) WHEN YOU’RE GONE Bryan Adams/ Melanie C
30 ( 20 ) FINALLY FOUND Honeyz

31 ( 28 ) COME BACK DARLING UB40
32 ( NEW ) ALL I NEED Air
33 ( 37 ) SO YOUNG Corrs
34 ( 26 ) ALL ‘BOUT THE MONEY Meja
35 ( 22 ) SHE’S GONE Matthew Marsden/ Destiny’s Child
36 ( 36 ) IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND Stars On 54
37 ( 24 ) EURODISCO Bis
38 ( 29 ) EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT Sweetbox
39 ( 45 ) SEARCHIN MY SOUL Vonda Shephard
40 ( 38 ) CALIFORNIA DREAMING/DREAM A../MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas & The Papas

41 ( 27 ) CRUSH Jennifer Paige
42 ( 69 ) EACH TIME East 17
43 ( 42 ) BOYS OF SUMMER Don Henley
44 ( 35 ) BLUE ANGELS Pras Michel
45 ( 30 ) DOO WOP (THAT THING) Lauryn Hill
46 ( 33 ) ADIA Sarah McLachlan
47 ( 34 ) MORE THAN A WOMAN 911
48 ( NEW ) HOME ALONE R. Kelly/ Keith Murray
49 ( 39 ) I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING Aerosmith
50 ( 40 ) I’VE GOT THIS FEELING Mavericks

51 ( 41 ) TIME TO MOVE ON Sparkle
52 ( 43 ) WHAT CAN I DO Corrs
53 ( NEW ) DREAMING Ruff Driverz/ Arrola
54 ( NEW ) DAYDREAMIN Tatyana Ali
55 ( 44 ) GUESS I WAS A FOOL Another Level
56 ( NEW ) LOVE LIKE THIS BEFORE Faith Evans
57 ( 32 ) MAN IN THE RAIN Mike Oldfield
58 ( NEW ) MIAMI Will Smith
59 ( 66 ) ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST Queen/ Wyclef-Jean
60 ( 48 ) HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE Dru Hill

61 ( 61 ) DANCING QUEEN / EAGLE Abba
62 ( 62 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING Righteous Brothers
63 ( 74 ) THE BARTENDER AND THE THIEF Stereophonics
64 ( 63 ) BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY Verve
65 ( 60 ) UNINVITED Alanis Morissette
66 ( 46 ) GAME ON Catatonia
67 ( NEW ) ALWAYS HAVE ALWAYS WILL Ace Of Base
68 ( 65 ) SUNNY CAME HOME Shawn Colvin
69 ( 52 ) CAN’T KEEP THIS FEELING IN Cliff Richard
70 ( 70 ) YOU REALLY GOT ME/ LOLA/ DAYS Kinks

71 ( NEW ) GOODBYE Spice Girls
72 ( NEW ) WE GOTTA GET OUTTA THIS PLACE Space
73 ( 72 ) PUSH IT Garbage
74 ( NEW ) THE EVERLASTING Manic Street Preachers
75 ( NEW ) BRAND NEW START Paul Weller

22nd Nov 1998

Seal gets a second chart-topper with a Trevor Horn-produced track that was out of step with the pop-dominated 1998 charts. Pity! ** a gay disco re-tread of a Gordon Lightfoot folk classic shoots up to 15 ** highest new entry from the obscure Ooberman. I love this track so much I entered it in Buzzjack to massive response. Massive indifference, that is. You’re all mad, it’s gorgeous! laugh.gif
Sneaking in the bottom, ooerr, a cover of a Bee Gees classic. I doubt anyone recalls Steps or the record….?

1 ( 8 ) HUMAN BEINGS Seal
2 ( 1 ) BELIEVE Cher
3 ( 15 ) BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP/BABY NOW THAT I’VE FOUND YOU Foundations
4 ( 2 ) SIT DOWN 98 James
5 ( 3 ) IF YOU BUY THIS RECORD (YOUR LIFE WILL BE BETTER) The Tamperer/ Maya
6 ( 5 ) THIS KISS Faith Hill
7 ( 4 ) I WANT YOU 98 Savage Garden
8 ( 6 ) OUTSIDE George Michael
9 ( 9 ) TESTIFY M People
10 ( 23 ) THE POWER OF GOODBYE Madonna

11 ( 13 ) NO REGRETS Robbie Williams
12 ( 12 ) I JUST WANNA BE LOVED Culture Club
13 ( 10 ) MILLENIUM Robbie Williams
14 ( 14 ) LITTLE BIT OF LOVIN’ Kele Le Roc
15 ( 36 ) IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND Stars On 54
16 ( 16 ) TO THE MOON AND BACK Savage Garden
17 ( 7 ) GODDESS ON A HIGHWAY Mercury Rev
18 ( 11 ) SPECIAL Garbage
19 ( 17 ) THANK U Alanis Morissette
20 ( 48 ) HOME ALONE R. Kelly/ Keith Murray

21 ( 27 ) IF WE TRY Karen Ramirez
22 ( 29 ) WHEN YOU’RE GONE Bryan Adams/ Melanie C
23 ( 18 ) SWEETEST THING U2
24 ( 42 ) EACH TIME East 17
25 ( 19 ) ALL I WANT Puressance
26 ( 33 ) SO YOUNG Corrs
27 ( 20 ) FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN Eagle-Eye Cherry
28 ( 32 ) ALL I NEED Air
29 ( 26 ) IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT Manic Street Preachers
30 ( 21 ) LAST STOP: THIS TOWN Eels

31 ( 24 ) SEXY CINDERELLA Lynden David Hall
32 ( NEW ) SHORLEY WALL EP Ooberman
33 ( 25 ) MY FAVOURITE GAME Cardigans
34 ( 31 ) COME BACK DARLING UB40
35 ( 28 ) THE FIRST NIGHT Monica
36 ( 30 ) FINALLY FOUND Honeyz
37 ( 39 ) SEARCHIN MY SOUL Vonda Shephard
38 ( 38 ) EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT Sweetbox
39 ( NEW ) END OF THE LINE Honeyz
40 ( 40 ) CALIFORNIA DREAMING/DREAM A../MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas & The Papas

41 ( 34 ) ALL ‘BOUT THE MONEY Meja
42 ( 22 ) HEY NOW NOW Swirl 360
43 ( 43 ) BOYS OF SUMMER Don Henley
44 ( 44 ) BLUE ANGELS Pras Michel
45 ( 50 ) I’VE GOT THIS FEELING Mavericks
46 ( 54 ) DAYDREAMIN Tatyana Ali
47 ( 63 ) THE BARTENDER AND THE THIEF Stereophonics
48 ( 35 ) SHE’S GONE Matthew Marsden/ Destiny’s Child
49 ( 58 ) MIAMI Will Smith
50 ( 72 ) WE GOTTA GET OUTTA THIS PLACE Space

51 ( 49 ) I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING Aerosmith
52 ( 41 ) CRUSH Jennifer Paige
53 ( 53 ) DREAMING Ruff Driverz/ Arrola
54 ( 59 ) ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST Queen/ Wyclef-Jean
55 ( 56 ) LOVE LIKE THIS BEFORE Faith Evans
56 ( 74 ) THE EVERLASTING Manic Street Preachers
57 ( 55 ) GUESS I WAS A FOOL Another Level
58 ( 37 ) EURODISCO Bis
59 ( 46 ) ADIA Sarah McLachlan
60 ( NEW ) EVERY TIME Janet Jackson

61 ( 52 ) WHAT CAN I DO Corrs
62 ( 61 ) DANCING QUEEN / EAGLE Abba
63 ( 62 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING Righteous Brothers
64 ( 71 ) GOODBYE Spice Girls
65 ( 45 ) DOO WOP (THAT THING) Lauryn Hill
66 ( 47 ) MORE THAN A WOMAN 911
67 ( 67 ) ALWAYS HAVE ALWAYS WILL Ace Of Base
68 ( NEW ) TRAGEDY Steps
69 ( 68 ) SUNNY CAME HOME Shawn Colvin
70 ( 70 ) YOU REALLY GOT ME/ LOLA/ DAYS Kinks

71 ( 64 ) BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY Verve
72 ( 65 ) UNINVITED Alanis Morissette
73 ( 73 ) PUSH IT Garbage
74 ( 51 ) TIME TO MOVE ON Sparkle
75 ( NEW ) THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Sheryl Crow

29th Nov 1998

The first number one in the first chart after the first I ever compiled returns to the top 30 years-on, more to do with a movie than the world recognising my brilliant taste, but it was great timing! Will Smith shoots up, Robbie goes Top 10 again, on a roll, Space go top 20 (again), and All Saints are the highest new entry with one of their best singles. Spice Girls say Goodbye with their final single of the 90’s, ahhh sad, but go Top 40.

1 ( 3 ) BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP/BABY NOW THAT I’VE FOUND YOU Foundations
2 ( 1 ) HUMAN BEINGS Seal
3 ( 2 ) BELIEVE Cher
4 ( 6 ) THIS KISS Faith Hill
5 ( 4 ) SIT DOWN 98 James
6 ( 10 ) THE POWER OF GOODBYE Madonna
7 ( 5 ) IF YOU BUY THIS RECORD (YOUR LIFE WILL BE BETTER) The Tamperer/ Maya
8 ( 11 ) NO REGRETS Robbie Williams
9 ( 7 ) I WANT YOU 98 Savage Garden
10 ( 22 ) WHEN YOU’RE GONE Bryan Adams/ Melanie C

11 ( 8 ) OUTSIDE George Michael
12 ( 20 ) HOME ALONE R. Kelly/ Keith Murray
13 ( 49 ) MIAMI Will Smith
14 ( 13 ) MILLENIUM Robbie Williams
15 ( 12 ) I JUST WANNA BE LOVED Culture Club
16 ( 16 ) TO THE MOON AND BACK Savage Garden
17 ( 14 ) LITTLE BIT OF LOVIN’ Kele Le Roc
18 ( 9 ) TESTIFY M People
19 ( 19 ) THANK U Alanis Morissette
20 ( 50 ) WE GOTTA GET OUTTA THIS PLACE Space

21 ( 15 ) IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND Stars On 54
22 ( 23 ) SWEETEST THING U2
23 ( 24 ) EACH TIME East 17
24 ( 18 ) SPECIAL Garbage
25 ( 26 ) SO YOUNG Corrs
26 ( NEW ) WAR OF NERVES All Saints
27 ( 27 ) FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN Eagle-Eye Cherry
28 ( 17 ) GODDESS ON A HIGHWAY Mercury Rev
29 ( 29 ) IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT Manic Street Preachers
30 ( NEW ) HOLLY HOLY UB40

31 ( 53 ) DREAMING Ruff Driverz/ Arrola
32 ( 75 ) THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Sheryl Crow
33 ( 37 ) SEARCHIN MY SOUL Vonda Shephard
34 ( 30 ) LAST STOP: THIS TOWN Eels
35 ( NEW ) MOVE MANIA Sash!/ Shannon
36 ( 34 ) COME BACK DARLING UB40
37 ( 25 ) ALL I WANT Puressance
38 ( 64 ) GOODBYE Spice Girls
39 ( 39 ) END OF THE LINE Honeyz
40 ( 40 ) CALIFORNIA DREAMING/DREAM A../MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas & The Papas

41 ( 33 ) MY FAVOURITE GAME Cardigans
42 ( 38 ) EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT Sweetbox
43 ( 36 ) FINALLY FOUND Honeyz
44 ( 43 ) BOYS OF SUMMER Don Henley
45 ( 45 ) I’VE GOT THIS FEELING Mavericks
46 ( 56 ) THE EVERLASTING Manic Street Preachers
47 ( 60 ) EVERY TIME Janet Jackson
48 ( 21 ) IF WE TRY Karen Ramirez
49 ( 28 ) ALL I NEED Air
50 ( 68 ) TRAGEDY Steps

51 ( 46 ) DAYDREAMIN Tatyana Ali
52 ( 31 ) SEXY CINDERELLA Lynden David Hall
53 ( 35 ) THE FIRST NIGHT Monica
54 ( 47 ) THE BARTENDER AND THE THIEF Stereophonics
55 ( NEW ) PRAY Tina Cousins
56 ( 52 ) CRUSH Jennifer Paige
57 ( 44 ) BLUE ANGELS Pras Michel
58 ( 54 ) ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST Queen/ Wyclef-Jean
59 ( NEW ) BIG BIG WORLD Emilia
60 ( NEW ) SENSUALITY Lovestation

61 ( 62 ) DANCING QUEEN / EAGLE Abba
62 ( 63 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING Righteous Brothers
63 ( 51 ) I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING Aerosmith
64 ( NEW ) I LOVE THE WAY YOU LOVE ME Boyzone
65 ( 55 ) LOVE LIKE THIS BEFORE Faith Evans
66 ( 32 ) SHORLEY WALL EP Ooberman
67 ( NEW ) HANDS Jewell
68 ( 61 ) WHAT CAN I DO Corrs
69 ( NEW ) TRUE COLOURS Phil Collins
70 ( 70 ) YOU REALLY GOT ME/ LOLA/ DAYS Kinks

71 ( NEW ) TELL ME ME Shamrock
72 ( 69 ) SUNNY CAME HOME Shawn Colvin
73 ( 73 ) PUSH IT Garbage
74 ( NEW ) HARD KNOCK LIFE Jay-Z
75 ( NEW ) GANGSTER TRIPPIN’ Fat Boy Slim

6th DEC 1998

No last week brackets for this one as I’ve lost the chart for the last week in November (it wasnt saved, but I have a hard copy somewhere I hope to dig out, though number one was The Foundations, returning to the top for the first time in 30 years, a bit of a student cult classic oldie by now. Will Smith in his solo prime, as pop star and huge movie star. A rewrite of And The Beat Goes On (The Whispers) I like Miami, and I love Will.

Emilia in the Top 10 is now a regular charter in my charts as Emilia Mitiku, Puressence is an odd bitter little record, but I like it. Space go top 30 with an Animals cover, also quirky but endearing (like all Space records)

1 BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP/BABY NOW THAT I’VE FOUND YOU Foundations
2 HUMAN BEINGS Seal
3 BELIEVE Cher
4 THE POWER OF GOODBYE Madonna
5 NO REGRETS Robbie Williams
6 WHEN YOU’RE GONE Bryan Adams/ Melanie C
7 BIG BIG WORLD Emilia
8 THIS KISS Faith Hill
9 WAR OF NERVES All Saints
10 MIAMI Will Smith

11 ALL I WANT Puressance
12 I WANT YOU 98 Savage Garden
13 SIT DOWN 98 James
14 HEY NOW NOW Swirl 360
15 OUTSIDE George Michael
16 HOME ALONE R. Kelly/ Keith Murray
17 FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN Eagle-Eye Cherry
18 LITTLE BIT OF LOVIN’ Kele Le Roc
19 MILLENIUM Robbie Williams
20 SO YOUNG Corrs

21 TO THE MOON AND BACK Savage Garden
22 IF YOU BUY THIS RECORD (YOUR LIFE WILL BE BETTER) The Tamperer/ Maya
23 I JUST WANNA BE LOVED Culture Club
24 SWEETEST THING U2
25 THANK U Alanis Morissette
26 EVERY TIME Janet Jackson
27 THE EVERLASTING Manic Street Preachers
28 WE GOTTA GET OUTTA THIS PLACE Space
29 TESTIFY M People
30 HOLLY HOLY UB40

31 IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND Stars On 54
32 END OF THE LINE Honeyz
33 SPECIAL Garbage
34 MOVE MANIA Sash!/ Shannon
35 GOODBYE Spice Girls
36 IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT Manic Street Preachers
37 SENSUALITY Lovestation
38 PARTY HARD Pulp
39 FUNKY LOVE Kavana
40 GHETTO GIRL Simply Red

41 CALIFORNIA DREAMING/DREAM A../MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas & The Papas
42 DREAMING Ruff Driverz/ Arrola
43 THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Sheryl Crow
44 LAST STOP: THIS TOWN Eels
45 EACH TIME East 17
46 BOYS OF SUMMER Don Henley
47 HANDS Jewell
48 GODDESS ON A HIGHWAY Mercury Rev
49 I’VE GOT THIS FEELING Mavericks
50 HEARTBEAT/ TRAGEDY Steps

51 BLUE Le Ann Rimes
52 EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT Sweetbox
53 COME BACK DARLING UB40
54 FINALLY FOUND Honeyz
55 ALARM CALL Bjork
56 I LOVE THE WAY YOU LOVE ME Boyzone
57 HARD KNOCK LIFE Jay-Z
58 SEARCHIN MY SOUL Vonda Shephard
59 TROPICALIA Beck
60 TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME Faithless

61 MY FAVOURITE GAME Cardigans
62 ALL I NEED Air
63 DANCING QUEEN / EAGLE Abba
64 YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING Righteous Brothers
65 CRUSH Jennifer Paige
66 THE FIRST NIGHT Monica
67 SEXY CINDERELLA Lynden David Hall
68 PRAY Tina Cousins
69 IF WE TRY Karen Ramirez
70 YOU REALLY GOT ME/ LOLA/ DAYS Kinks

71 ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST Queen/ Wyclef-Jean
72 WHAT CAN I DO Corrs
73 I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING Aerosmith
74 PUSH IT Garbage
75 SUNNY CAME HOME Shawn Colvin

13th DEC 1998

Madonna gets her umpteenth number one by this point, at least 10 or 11th, but as is often the case, her superior lead singles just missed the top spot and this lesser (but great) track makes it instead. Frozen or Ray Of Light were better though…

A big Christmas dose of goodwill gets M People charging up to 3, quite rare for them to get so high, but it’s a great singalong single. Also rare for LeAnn Rimes to even make my Top 40, but I really liked this version of an old country standard, yodelling and all. Highest new entry is a classy Beautiful South bit of bitterness, sweet 50’s-pastiche harmonies and strings. Oasis meanwhile have a B-side enter my top 40, better than a lot of their A sides!

1 ( 4 ) THE POWER OF GOODBYE Madonna
2 ( 2 ) HUMAN BEINGS Seal
3 ( 29 ) TESTIFY M People
4 ( 1 ) BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP/BABY NOW THAT I’VE FOUND YOU Foundations
5 ( 6 ) WHEN YOU’RE GONE Bryan Adams/ Melanie C
6 ( 3 ) BELIEVE Cher
7 ( 5 ) NO REGRETS Robbie Williams
8 ( 11 ) ALL I WANT Puressance
9 ( 7 ) BIG BIG WORLD Emilia
10 ( 14 ) HEY NOW NOW Swirl 360

11 ( 10 ) MIAMI Will Smith
12 ( 9 ) WAR OF NERVES All Saints
13 ( 13 ) SIT DOWN 98 James
14 ( 8 ) THIS KISS Faith Hill
15 ( 26 ) EVERY TIME Janet Jackson
16 ( 12 ) I WANT YOU 98 Savage Garden
17 ( 17 ) FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN Eagle-Eye Cherry
18 ( 51 ) BLUE Le Ann Rimes
19 ( 15 ) OUTSIDE George Michael
20 ( 32 ) END OF THE LINE Honeyz

21 ( 18 ) LITTLE BIT OF LOVIN’ Kele Le Roc
22 ( 27 ) THE EVERLASTING Manic Street Preachers
23 ( 19 ) MILLENIUM Robbie Williams
24 ( 21 ) TO THE MOON AND BACK Savage Garden
25 ( 25 ) THANK U Alanis Morissette
26 ( 16 ) HOME ALONE R. Kelly/ Keith Murray
27 ( NEW ) DUMB Beautiful South
28 ( 20 ) SO YOUNG Corrs
29 ( 22 ) IF YOU BUY THIS RECORD (YOUR LIFE WILL BE BETTER) The Tamperer/ Maya
30 ( 24 ) SWEETEST THING U2

31 ( 31 ) IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND Stars On 54
32 ( 23 ) I JUST WANNA BE LOVED Culture Club
33 ( 35 ) GOODBYE Spice Girls
34 ( 34 ) MOVE MANIA Sash!/ Shannon
35 ( 39 ) FUNKY LOVE Kavana
36 ( 40 ) GHETTO GIRL Simply Red
37 ( 33 ) SPECIAL Garbage
38 ( NEW ) THE MASTERPLAN Oasis
39 ( 28 ) WE GOTTA GET OUTTA THIS PLACE Space
40 ( 50 ) HEARTBEAT/ TRAGEDY Steps

41 ( 41 ) CALIFORNIA DREAMING/DREAM A../MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas & The Papas
42 ( 36 ) IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT Manic Street Preachers
43 ( 55 ) ALARM CALL Bjork
44 ( 30 ) HOLLY HOLY UB40
45 ( 45 ) EACH TIME East 17
46 ( 46 ) BOYS OF SUMMER Don Henley
47 ( 56 ) I LOVE THE WAY YOU LOVE ME Boyzone
48 ( 37 ) SENSUALITY Lovestation
49 ( 49 ) I’VE GOT THIS FEELING Mavericks
50 ( 59 ) TROPICALIA Beck

51 ( 48 ) GODDESS ON A HIGHWAY Mercury Rev
52 ( 44 ) LAST STOP: THIS TOWN Eels
53 ( NEW ) ESPECIALLY FOR YOU Johnny & Denise
54 ( 38 ) PARTY HARD Pulp
55 ( 52 ) EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT Sweetbox
56 ( 43 ) THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Sheryl Crow
57 ( 57 ) HARD KNOCK LIFE Jay-Z
58 ( 47 ) HANDS Jewell
59 ( 54 ) FINALLY FOUND Honeyz
60 ( 60 ) TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME Faithless

61 ( 61 ) MY FAVOURITE GAME Cardigans
62 ( 42 ) DREAMING Ruff Driverz/ Arrola
63 ( 63 ) DANCING QUEEN / EAGLE Abba
64 ( 64 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING Righteous Brothers
65 ( 53 ) COME BACK DARLING UB40
66 ( NEW ) TO YOU I BELONG B*Witched
67 ( 67 ) SEXY CINDERELLA Lynden David Hall
68 ( 66 ) THE FIRST NIGHT Monica
69 ( 65 ) CRUSH Jennifer Paige
70 ( 70 ) YOU REALLY GOT ME/ LOLA/ DAYS Kinks

71 ( NEW ) UNTIL THE TIME IS THROUGH Five
72 ( 62 ) ALL I NEED Air
73 ( 73 ) I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING Aerosmith
74 ( 74 ) PUSH IT Garbage
75 ( 75 ) SUNNY CAME HOME Shawn Colvin

20th DEC 1998

christmas week and another great singalong new chart-topper, Bryan Adams’ 2nd (after THAT one) and Mel C’s first solo, plus 2 with the Spice gals, but not her last as this signalled the start of the best Spice solo career. High re-entry from the fab Ace Of Base Motown-pastiche, one of their best records, high jumps from UB40’s Junior Walker cover and Beautiful South, and highest new entry from Terrorvision’s joyful (if dubiously sentimentled) ode to Tequila.

Then there’s Supercar, a great dance single which would chart in 1999 but deserved to be bigger. REM bring Lotus into my Top 40 charts, not one of their remembered singles, and Fatboy Slim with their best-remebered thanks to the gospel delight of the dance track and the video. Lower down great entries from Garbage and Aqua (shock!) and amusing Divine Comedy.

1 ( 5 ) WHEN YOU’RE GONE Bryan Adams/ Melanie C
2 ( 1 ) THE POWER OF GOODBYE Madonna
3 ( 2 ) HUMAN BEINGS Seal
4 ( RE ) ALWAYS HAVE ALWAYS WILL Ace Of Base
5 ( 44 ) HOLLY HOLY UB40
6 ( 27 ) DUMB Beautiful South
7 ( 12 ) WAR OF NERVES All Saints
8 ( 6 ) BELIEVE Cher
9 ( 4 ) BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP/BABY NOW THAT I’VE FOUND YOU Foundations
10 ( 18 ) BLUE Le Ann Rimes

11 ( 11 ) MIAMI Will Smith
12 ( 9 ) BIG BIG WORLD Emilia
13 ( 3 ) TESTIFY M People
14 ( 20 ) END OF THE LINE Honeyz
15 ( 13 ) SIT DOWN 98 James
16 ( NEW ) TEQUILA Terrorvision
17 ( 7 ) NO REGRETS Robbie Williams
18 ( 8 ) ALL I WANT Puressance
19 ( 15 ) EVERY TIME Janet Jackson
20 ( 33 ) GOODBYE Spice Girls

21 ( 16 ) I WANT YOU 98 Savage Garden
22 ( 22 ) THE EVERLASTING Manic Street Preachers
23 ( NEW ) LOSING YOU John Lennon/Cheap Trick
24 ( 14 ) THIS KISS Faith Hill
25 ( 10 ) HEY NOW NOW Swirl 360
26 ( NEW ) TONITE Supercar
27 ( NEW ) MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade vs Flush
28 ( 43 ) ALARM CALL Bjork
29 ( 19 ) OUTSIDE George Michael
30 ( NEW ) WHITE CHRISTMAS Bing Crosby

31 ( 23 ) MILLENIUM Robbie Williams
32 ( 21 ) LITTLE BIT OF LOVIN’ Kele Le Roc
33 ( 24 ) TO THE MOON AND BACK Savage Garden
34 ( NEW ) LOTUS REM
35 ( 32 ) I JUST WANNA BE LOVED Culture Club
36 ( 17 ) FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN Eagle-Eye Cherry
37 ( 53 ) ESPECIALLY FOR YOU Johnny & Denise
38 ( 25 ) THANK U Alanis Morissette
39 ( 30 ) SWEETEST THING U2
40 ( 50 ) TROPICALIA Beck

41 ( 41 ) CALIFORNIA DREAMING/DREAM A../MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas & The Papas
42 ( NEW ) PRAISE YOU Fat Boy Slim
43 ( 29 ) IF YOU BUY THIS RECORD (YOUR LIFE WILL BE BETTER) The Tamperer/ Maya
44 ( 35 ) FUNKY LOVE Kavana
45 ( 28 ) SO YOUNG Corrs
46 ( 26 ) HOME ALONE R. Kelly/ Keith Murray
47 ( 34 ) MOVE MANIA Sash!/ Shannon
48 ( NEW ) TAKE ME THERE Blackstreet/Mya
49 ( 37 ) SPECIAL Garbage
50 ( 39 ) WE GOTTA GET OUTTA THIS PLACE Space

51 ( 46 ) BOYS OF SUMMER Don Henley
52 ( 31 ) IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND Stars On 54
53 ( 36 ) GHETTO GIRL Simply Red
54 ( 38 ) THE MASTERPLAN Oasis
55 ( 49 ) I’VE GOT THIS FEELING Mavericks
56 ( NEW ) YOU SHOULD BE DANCING Blockster
57 ( NEW ) COME AS YOU ARE The King
58 ( 52 ) LAST STOP: THIS TOWN Eels
59 ( 42 ) IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT Manic Street Preachers
60 ( 66 ) TO YOU I BELONG B*Witched

61 ( 40 ) HEARTBEAT/ TRAGEDY Steps
62 ( 51 ) GODDESS ON A HIGHWAY Mercury Rev
63 ( 63 ) DANCING QUEEN / EAGLE Abba
64 ( 64 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING Righteous Brothers
65 ( 71 ) UNTIL THE TIME IS THROUGH Five
66 ( 47 ) I LOVE THE WAY YOU LOVE ME Boyzone
67 ( NEW ) SHE WANTS YOU Billie
68 ( 55 ) EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT Sweetbox
69 ( 65 ) COME BACK DARLING UB40
70 ( NEW ) GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE Aqua

71 ( NEW ) WHEN I GROW UP Garbage
72 ( NEW ) BAD GIRL Juliet Roberts
73 ( 70 ) YOU REALLY GOT ME/ LOLA/ DAYS Kinks
74 ( NEW ) NATIONAL EXPRESS Divine Comedy
75 ( NEW ) DELTA SUN Mercury Rev

27th DEC 1998

Runners-up, their highest chart position ever for the Beautiful South feeling dumb, Ooberman boune back in with the EP featuring the fab Shorley Walls, Mya goes Top 30 with a quirky Blackstreet assist, and low entries for Lighthouse Family (always pleasant, rarely memorable) and Celine and R Kelly (rarely great, barely memorable for the most part, give or take a handful each). Christmas seems to have dried up the good stuff…

1 ( 1 ) WHEN YOU’RE GONE Bryan Adams/ Melanie C
2 ( 6 ) DUMB Beautiful South
3 ( 4 ) ALWAYS HAVE ALWAYS WILL Ace Of Base
4 ( 3 ) HUMAN BEINGS Seal
5 ( 2 ) THE POWER OF GOODBYE Madonna
6 ( 7 ) WAR OF NERVES All Saints
7 ( 10 ) BLUE Le Ann Rimes
8 ( RE ) SHORLEY WALL EP Ooberman
9 ( 8 ) BELIEVE Cher
10 ( 27 ) MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade vs Flush

11 ( 5 ) HOLLY HOLY UB40
12 ( 12 ) BIG BIG WORLD Emilia
13 ( 11 ) MIAMI Will Smith
14 ( 14 ) END OF THE LINE Honeyz
15 ( 16 ) TEQUILA Terrorvision
16 ( 20 ) GOODBYE Spice Girls
17 ( 17 ) NO REGRETS Robbie Williams
18 ( 9 ) BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP/BABY NOW THAT I’VE FOUND YOU Foundations
19 ( 30 ) WHITE CHRISTMAS Bing Crosby
20 ( 22 ) THE EVERLASTING Manic Street Preachers

21 ( 15 ) SIT DOWN 98 James
22 ( 18 ) ALL I WANT Puressance
23 ( 42 ) PRAISE YOU Fat Boy Slim
24 ( 13 ) TESTIFY M People
25 ( 21 ) I WANT YOU 98 Savage Garden
26 ( 26 ) TONITE Supercar
27 ( 70 ) GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE Aqua
28 ( 34 ) LOTUS REM
29 ( 23 ) LOSING YOU John Lennon/Cheap Trick
30 ( 19 ) EVERY TIME Janet Jackson

31 ( 31 ) MILLENIUM Robbie Williams
32 ( 25 ) HEY NOW NOW Swirl 360
33 ( 24 ) THIS KISS Faith Hill
34 ( 29 ) OUTSIDE George Michael
35 ( 28 ) ALARM CALL Bjork
36 ( 67 ) SHE WANTS YOU Billie
37 ( 37 ) ESPECIALLY FOR YOU Johnny & Denise
38 ( 32 ) LITTLE BIT OF LOVIN’ Kele Le Roc
39 ( 48 ) TAKE ME THERE Blackstreet/Mya
40 ( 56 ) YOU SHOULD BE DANCING Blockster

41 ( 41 ) CALIFORNIA DREAMING/DREAM A../MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas & The Papas
42 ( 33 ) TO THE MOON AND BACK Savage Garden
43 ( 43 ) IF YOU BUY THIS RECORD (YOUR LIFE WILL BE BETTER) The Tamperer/ Maya
44 ( NEW ) CHOCOLATE SALTY BALLS Chef (Isaac Hayes)
45 ( 39 ) SWEETEST THING U2
46 ( 38 ) THANK U Alanis Morissette
47 ( 35 ) I JUST WANNA BE LOVED Culture Club
48 ( NEW ) GOOD LIFE (BUENA VIDA) Inner City
49 ( 36 ) FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN Eagle-Eye Cherry
50 ( 60 ) TO YOU I BELONG B*Witched

51 ( 51 ) BOYS OF SUMMER Don Henley
52 ( 45 ) SO YOUNG Corrs
53 ( 46 ) HOME ALONE R. Kelly/ Keith Murray
54 ( 49 ) SPECIAL Garbage
55 ( 72 ) BAD GIRL Juliet Roberts
56 ( 50 ) WE GOTTA GET OUTTA THIS PLACE Space
57 ( 47 ) MOVE MANIA Sash!/ Shannon
58 ( 65 ) UNTIL THE TIME IS THROUGH Five
59 ( 40 ) TROPICALIA Beck
60 ( 55 ) I’VE GOT THIS FEELING Mavericks

61 ( 59 ) IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT Manic Street Preachers
62 ( 58 ) LAST STOP: THIS TOWN Eels
63 ( 63 ) DANCING QUEEN / EAGLE Abba
64 ( 64 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING Righteous Brothers
65 ( 61 ) HEARTBEAT/ TRAGEDY Steps
66 ( 52 ) IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND Stars On 54
67 ( 44 ) FUNKY LOVE Kavana
68 ( 62 ) GODDESS ON A HIGHWAY Mercury Rev
69 ( 71 ) WHEN I GROW UP Garbage
70 ( NEW ) POSTCARDS FROM HEAVEN Lighthouse Family

71 ( 74 ) NATIONAL EXPRESS Divine Comedy
72 ( 68 ) EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT Sweetbox
73 ( 54 ) THE MASTERPLAN Oasis
74 ( NEW ) A LITTLE BIT MORE 911″
75 ( NEW ) I’M YOUR ANGEL Celine Dion/ R Kelly

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