2003 Charts Month by Month

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January 2003, and an old Stevie classic kept off Atomic Kitten and Justin Timberlake from the top. I say Atomic Kitten – a large part is borrowed ELO. Followed by a rare event – an instant dance track number one from out of nowhere, Oxygen. Lots of 60’s classics charting for the first time in amongst the hit acts of 2003, and some veterans such as the then-recently late great George Harrison, and Bruce Springsteen and acts that deserved to but never really quite it made it big like The Flaming Lips.

Chart Positions week one and rest of january

I WAS MADE TO LOVE HER Stevie Wonder 1 1 8 11
BE WITH YOU/ THE LAST GOODBYE Atomic Kitten 2 5 10 10
FEEL Robbie Williams 3 4 13 18
GAME OF LOVE Santana/ Michelle Branch 4 8 11 13
COME INTO MY WORLD Kylie Minogue 5 9 12 15
LIKE I LOVE YOU Justin Timberlake 6 2 6 7
NAUGHTY GIRL Holly Valance 7 7 9 9
I’M GONNA GETCHA GOOD Shania Twain 8 13 30 40
DIRRTY Christina Aguilera/ Redman 9 3 7 8
DON’T LET ME DOWN Will Young 10 20 29 44


I CAN SEE FOR MILES The Who 11 16 21 21
(I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION Rolling Stones 12 14 15 17
SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND Girls Aloud 13 15 24 28
LONESOME DAY Bruce Springsteen 14 19 16 16
WONDERBOY Tenacious D 15 24 17 22
THE ZEPHYR SONG Red Hot Chili Peppers 16 22 45 49
LOSE YOURSELF Eminem 17 23 23 23
STUCK INSIDE A CLOUD George Harrison 18 28 36 46
SCIENCE OF SILENCE Richard Ashcroft 19 17 27 31
FAMILY PORTRAIT Pink 20 10 26 26


SCORPIO RISING Death In Vegas/ Liam Gallagher 21 12 31 38
THE KETCHUP SONG Las Ketchup 22 31 49 62
SACRED TRUST One True Voice 23 18 18 24
DANGER! HIGH VOLTAGE! Electric Six 24 6 4 4
YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS PT 1 Flaming Lips 25 25 25 6
COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS Chris Difford 26 29 34 48
LOVE WILL COME THROUGH Travis 27 39 39 52
TIMES LIKE THESE Foo Fighters 28 27 20 27
STRONGER Sugababes 29 21 28 32
ALIVE S Club 30 45 57 


NEW DIRECTION S Club Juniors 31 36 47 53
I’M RIGHT HERE Samantha Mumba 32 37 37 45
GIRL’S TALK TLC 33 43 67
CHECK THE MEANING Richard Ashcroft 34 34 41 43
WALK ON BY Dionne Warwick 35 35 35 35
ALL THE THINGS SHE SAID T.A.T.U. 36 11 3 3
HIDDEN AGENDA Craig David 37 33 33 25
UNITED STATES OF WHATEVER Liam Lynch 38 38 64 65
SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD Blue & Elton John 39 32 69
CRY ME A RIVER Justin Timberlake 40 26 22 12


IF YOU’RE NOT THE ONE Daniel Bedingfield 41 52
MUSIC GETS THE BEST OF ME Sophie Ellis-Bextor 42 53 46 54
DON’T WANNA KNOW Shy FX & T-Power 43 46 71
POSSE (I NEED YOU ON THE FLOOR) Scooter 44 50
GOOD TIMES GONNA COME Aqualung 45 54
MASSACHUSSETS Bee Gees 46 41 42 42
YOU’RE A SUPERSTAR Love Inc 47 47 32 20
DEAD IN THE WATER David Gray 48 55 55
ELECTRICAL STORM U2 49 56 48 57
MISUNDERSTOOD Bon Jovi 50 40 74


DREAMING OF YOU The Coral 51 51 65 69
GETAWAY The Music 52 64
WHATCHULOOKINAT Whitney Houston 53 71
SHOW ME LOVE Robin S 54 65
OBJECTION (TANGO) Shakira 55 74
THE WAY (PUT YOUR HAND IN MY HAND) Divine Inspiration 56 30 14 14
THE OTHER SIDE David Gray 57 73
REFLECTIONS Diana Ross & The Supremes 58 48 51 51
MY SWEET LORD George Harrison 59 59 59 59
I’M GONNA BE STRONG Gene Pitney 60 60 60 60


RAG DOLL  Four Seasons 61 61 61 61
IN MY PLACE Coldplay 62 62 62 64
UNBREAKABLE Westlife 63
HOLDING ON FOR YOU Liberty X 64 57 50 67
WE’VE GOT TONIGHT Ronan Keating/ Lulu 65
JUST THE WAY I’M FEELING Feeder 66 66 66 50
HEAVEN DJ Sammy 67  38 30
GOD ONLY KNOWS Beach Boys 68 68 68 68
SK8TER BOY Avril Lavigne 69 69 58 55
PUPPY LOVE S Club Juniors 70   


I STARTED A JOKE Bee Gees 71 42 43 41
PRAY Lasgo 72 67
MAYBE Enrique Igelsias 73
THUG LOVIN Ja Rule/ Bobby Brown 74
DIE ANOTHER DAY Madonna 75   

New entries week 2 and rest of january
STOLE Kelly Rowland  44 44 37
SOLSBURY HILL Erasure  49 19 19
SEEN THE LIGHT Supergrass  58 40 33
LOVE STORY Layo & Bushwacka  63  73
YEAR 3000 Busted  70 53 36

New entries week 3 and rest of january
THE CHEEKY SONG (TOUCH MY BUM) Cheeky Girls  72 72
GOT A DISEASE Matchbox 20  75 52 63
AM I ON YOUR MIND Oxygen/ Andrea Britton   1 1
GOOD DANCERS Sleepy Jackson   2 2
MOVE YOUR FEET Junior Senior   5 5
NO-ONE KNOWS Queens Of The Stone Age   54
HEAVEN IS CLOSER (FEELS LIKE HEAVEN) Dario G   56 39
TRUE. Jamieson/ Angel Blu   63 56

BORN AGAIN Badly Drawn Boy   70
WHAT MY HEART WANTS TO SAY Gareth Gates   73
THE FINAL ARREARS Mull Historical Society   75 75

New entries week 4
BLUE SONG Mint Royale    29
COME ON OVER John Silver    34
MUNDIAN TO BACH KE Panjabi MC    47
THE OPERA SONG Jurgen De Vries/ Charlotte Church    58
A LITTLE BIT Rosie Ribbons    66
TIME FOR HEROES Libertines    70
BIG YELLOW TAXI Counting Crows/ Vanessa Carlton    71
TREAT ME LIKE A LADY Zoe Birkett    72
HERE IT COMES AGAIN Melanie C    74

FEB 2003 CHARTS

2nd FEB charts

DANGER! HIGH VOLTAGE! Electric Six 1 2 5 4
AM I ON YOUR MIND Oxygen/ Andrea Britton 2 3 4 6
ALL THE THINGS SHE SAID tATu 3 1 1 1
GOOD DANCERS The Sleepy Jackson 4 4 3 3
MOVE YOUR FEET Junior Senior 5 6 7 7
LONESOME DAY Bruce Springsteen 6 8 13 17
CRY ME A RIVER Justin Timberlake 7 7 6 5
NAUGHTY GIRL Holly Valance 8 11 16 28
DIRRTY Christina Aguilera/ Redman 9 9 11 13
BE WITH YOU/ THE LAST GOODBYE Atomic Kitten 10 10 15 24

I WAS MADE TO LOVE HER Stevie Wonder 11 13 17 21
YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS PT 1 Flaming Lips 12 12 12 18
GAME OF LOVE Santana/ Michelle Branch 13 16 23 25
LIKE I LOVE YOU Justin Timberlake 14 14 18 27
COME INTO MY WORLD Kylie Minogue 15 22 29 36
SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND Girls Aloud 16 23 19 23
SACRED TRUST One True Voice 17 15 21 31
(I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION Rolling Stones 18 21 22 22
WONDERBOY Tenacious D 19 27 45 52
DON’T WORRY Appleton 20 5 2 2

THE WAY (PUT YOUR HAND IN MY HAND) Divine Inspiration 21 30 47 56
HIDDEN AGENDA Craig David 22 18 30 44
I CAN SEE FOR MILES The Who 23 29 36 41
HEAVEN DJ Sammy 24 43
SOLSBURY HILL Erasure 25 34 34 34
FAMILY PORTRAIT Pink 26 32 46 65
YOU’RE A SUPERSTAR Love Inc 27 44 44 55
THE FINAL ARREARS Mull Historical Society 28 17 8 11
FEEL Robbie Williams 29 45
SEEN THE LIGHT Supergrass 30 25 31 50

YEAR 3000 Busted 31 28 20 15
BLUE SONG Mint Royale 32 31 37 51
HEAVEN IS CLOSER (FEELS LIKE HEAVEN) Dario G 33 48 57
COME ON OVER John Silver 34 49 62
WALK ON BY Dionne Warwick 35 38 38 38
DON’T LET ME DOWN Will Young 36 47
STOLE Kelly Rowland 37 19 32 16
SCIENCE OF SILENCE Richard Ashcroft 38 56
SK8TER BOI Avril Lavigne 39 20 28 48
I’M GONNA GETCHA GOOD Shania Twain 40 52 65

I STARTED A JOKE Bee Gees 41 41 41 42
MASSACHUSSETS Bee Gees 42 42 42 43
JUST THE WAY I’M FEELING Feeder 43 55 55
I’M RIGHT HERE Samantha Mumba 44 53 67 70
CHECK THE MEANING Richard Ashcroft 45 46 51 54
DISEASE Matchbox 20 46 33 33 29
MUNDIAN TO BACH KE Panjabi MC 47 39 43 58
LOVE WILL COME THROUGH Travis 48 66
STUCK INSIDE A CLOUD George Harrison 49 65
HERE IT COMES AGAIN Melanie C 50 37 24 19

REFLECTIONS Diana Ross & The Supremes 51 51 52 53
SCORPIO RISING Death In Vegas/ Liam Gallagher 52
STRONGER Sugababes 53
MUSIC GETS THE BEST OF ME Sophie Ellis-Bextor 54
LOSE YOURSELF Eminem 55
TIMES LIKE THESE Foo Fighters 56
BIG YELLOW TAXI Counting Crows/ Vanessa Carlton 57 35 35 35
THE OPERA SONG Jurgen De Vries/ Charlotte Church 58 36 48 66
MY SWEET LORD George Harrison 59 59 59 62
I’M GONNA BE STRONG Gene Pitney 60 60 60 60

RAG DOLL Four Seasons 61 61 61 61
THE BEAT GOES ON Bob St Clar 62 50
TAKE THE SKINHEADS BOWLING Camper Van Beethoven 63 63 66
FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH Cardigans 64 64 64
TREAT ME LIKE A LADY Zoe Birkett 65
THE NIGHT Soft Cell 66 40 27 20
ELECTRICAL STORM U2 67
GOD ONLY KNOWS Beach Boys 68 68 69 69
IN MY PLACE Coldplay 69 70
A LITTLE BIT Rosie Ribbons 70

PAIN KILLER Turin Brakes 71 40 33
THE ZEPHYR SONG Red Hot Chili Peppers 72
BEAUTIFUL Christina Aguilera 73 54 49 49
CLOCKS Coldplay 74 9 8
COCHISE Audioslave 75

9th FEB entries

PRAY Syntax 24 10 10
SONGBIRD Oasis 26 14 12
CAN’T STOP Red Hot Chili Peppers 57 54 39
AUTOMATIC Sarah Whatmore 58 68
KNOW YOU WANNA 3rd Edge 62 53
SING FOR THE MOMENT Eminem 67
OK Big Brovaz 69 50 37
HEY MA Cam’ron 71 68 59
’03 BONNIE & CLYDE Jay-Z/ Beyonce Knowles 72 63 63
I BEGIN TO WONDER Danii Minogue 73 25 14
SHAPE Sugababes 74
FAMILIAR FEELINGS Moloko 75 71 67

16th FEB entries

SPIRIT IN THE SKY Gareth Gates & The Kumars 26 26
A THING ABOUT YOU Roxette 39 47
THE BOYS OF SUMMER DJ Sammy 56 46
LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND THE FAMOUS Good Charlotte 58 40
DON’T THINK YOU’RE THE FIRST The Coral 70 30
ALL OF YOUR DAYS WILL BE BLESSED Ed Harcourt 72
I CAN’T BREAK DOWN Sinead Quinn 73 64
PLEASE Robin Gibb 74
SOMETHING THAT YOU SAID The Bangles 75

23rd FEB entries

ANY ROAD WILL TAKE YOU THERE George Harrison 9
SUNRISE Simply Red 32
LIGHT AND DAY Polyphonic Spree 45
GET OVER IT OK Go 57
PARADISE LL Cool J/ Amerie 71
I’M WITH YOU Avril Lavigne 72
SHOWDOWN Jody Lei 73
BEING NOBODY Liberty X/ Richard X 74
FLASH Vanguard/ Queen 75

MARCH 2003

Trevor Horn and some Russian ladies dominating pop for a while..smile.gif

2nd March

ALL THE THINGS SHE SAID tATu 1 1 2 3 7
CRY ME A RIVER Justin Timberlake 2 2 1 1 3
GOOD DANCERS The Sleepy Jackson 3 3 12 15 22
DON’T WORRY Appleton 4 4 4 5 6
DANGER! HIGH VOLTAGE! Electric Six 5 11 25 32 39
CLOCKS Coldplay 6 13 26 34 34
MOVE YOUR FEET Junior Senior 7 9 7 4 2
PAIN KILLER Turin Brakes 8 5 5 14 14
AM I ON YOUR MIND Oxygen/ Andrea Britton 9 15 21 25 33
I BEGIN TO WONDER Danii Minogue 10 6 6 6 4

PRAY Syntax 11 22 14 19 23
SUNRISE Simply Red 12 7 3 2 1
SUGAH Ruby Amanfu 13 10 15 12 11
HERE IT COMES AGAIN Melanie C 14 14 17 16 10
ANY ROAD George Harrison 15 18 29 29 29
STOLE Kelly Rowland 16 21 27 27 35
THE FINAL ARREARS Mull Historical Society 17 26 23 31 48
I CAN’T BREAK DOWN Sinead Quinn 18 8 8 8 5
DIRRTY Christina Aguilera/ Redman 19 34 45 56 61
THE NIGHT Soft Cell 20 33 33 39 56

YEAR 3000 Busted 21 32 36 45
SONGBIRD Oasis 22 36 38 42 54
GET OVER IT OK Go 23 12 9 7 15
(I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION Rolling Stones 24 24 24 24 26
I WAS MADE TO LOVE HER Stevie Wonder 25 29 31 35 42
LONESOME DAY Bruce Springsteen 26 44 57 66
TWO MOONS Adam Snyder 27 16 22 26 31
LIGHT AND DAY Polyphonic Spree 28 35 20 28 12
YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS PT 1 Flaming Lips 29 53 51 65
GAME OF LOVE Santana/ Michelle Branch 30 42 44 44 46

LIKE I LOVE YOU Justin Timberlake 31 45 53 53 59
LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS Good Charlotte 32 49 35 38 58
THE BOYS OF SUMMER DJ Sammy 33 31 19 21 36
SOLSBURY HILL Erasure 34 55 43 52 69
BEAUTIFUL Christina Aguilera 35 30 28 20 30
FAMILIAR FEELINGS Moloko 36 23 16 33 47
OK Big Brovaz 37 54 69
THUGZ MANSION 2Pac 38 20 13 10 8
I’M WITH YOU Avril Lavigne 39 28 18 18 25
AUTOMATIC Sarah Whatmore 40 40 54 64

WALK ON BY Dionne Warwick 41 41 41 41 41
DON’T THINK YOU’RE THE FIRST The Coral 42 19 11 11 17
NAUGHTY GIRL Holly Valance 43 51 64
I STARTED A JOKE Bee Gees 44 46 47 48 49
MASSACHUSSETS Bee Gees 45 47 48 49 50
I CAN SEE FOR MILES The Who 46 48 49 50 52
SPIRIT IN THE SKY Gareth Gates & The Kumars 47 52 55 55
CAN’T STOP Red Hot Chili Peppers 48 50 58 71

BE WITH YOU/ THE LAST GOODBYE Atomic Kitten 49 59
SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND Girls Aloud 50 64 66
BLUE SONG Mint Royale 51
HIDDEN AGENDA Craig David 52
COME INTO MY WORLD Kylie Minogue 53
DISEASE Matchbox 20 54
REFLECTIONS Diana Ross & The Supremes 55 56 56 57 57
SACRED TRUST One True Voice 56
SHOWDOWN Jody Lei 57 37 42 51 51
BIG YELLOW TAXI Counting Crows/ Vanessa Carlton 58
CHECK THE MEANING Richard Ashcroft 59 60 60 60 65
A THING ABOUT YOU Roxette 60

I’M GONNA BE STRONG Gene Pitney 61 61 61 61 62
RAG DOLL Four Seasons 62 62 62 62 64
MY SWEET LORD George Harrison 63 63 63 63 63
SK8TER BOI Avril Lavigne 64
THE HARDER THEY COME Oakenfold 65 38 32 36 44
YOU’RE A SUPERSTAR Love Inc 66 73
PARADISE LL Cool J/ Amerie 67 39 67
FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH Cardigans 68 68 68
SOMETHING THAT YOU SAID The Bangles 69 58 37 37 24
GOD ONLY KNOWS Beach Boys 70 70 70 70 70

SEEN THE LIGHT Supergrass 71
SING FOR THE MOMENT Eminem 72 67
BEING NOBODY Liberty X/ Richard X 73 57 46 43 40
I’LL BE YOUR ANGEL Kira 74 66 52 67
TIME AFTER TIME Novaspace 75

9th March New Entries

CAN YOU DIG IT? Mock Turtles 17 10 13 13
KEEP ME A SECRET Ainsley Henderson 25 30 22 19
EPLE Royksopp 27 39 47 67
KA-CHING! Shania Twain 43 34 23 20
COME UNDONE Robbie Williams 65 65 30 27
ALL I HAVE Jennifer Lopez/ LL Cool J 69 58 43
HARMONIC GENERATOR Datsuns 71
ALL OF YOUR DAYS WILL BE BLESSED Ed Harcourt 72 40 40
LOVE ON THE RUN Chicane/ Peter Cunnah 74 71 68
HIT THE FREEWAY Toni Braxton 75 72 69

16th March new Entries

BOTHER Stone Sour 50 17 21
HURT Johnny Cash 59 59
SCANDALOUS Mis-Teeq 73 72 37
SHAPE Sugababes/ Sting 74
THE TRUTH IS NO WORDS The Music 75

23rd March New Entries

(IT LOOKS LIKE) I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN Tom Jones 9 9
DO IT FOR LOVE Daryl Hall & John Oates 46 18
ONE HORSE TOWN The Thrills 54 38
WORK IT Nelly/ Justin Timberlake 73 73
BORN TO TRY Delta Goodrem 74
THE BITTER END Placebo 75 55

30th March New Entries

AMERICAN LIFE Madonna 16
SOFT LIKE ME Saint Etienne 28
MIDNIGHT Un-Cut 32
WEEKEND Scooter 45
CRY Kym Marsh 53
U MAKE ME WANNA Blue 60
PROVIDER NERD 66
BUMP BUMP BUMP B2K / P. Diddy 68
MAKE LUV Room 5/ Oliver Cheatham 71
IN DA CLUB 50 Cent 72
SOMEWHERE I BELONG Linkin Park 74
INCREDIBLE Darius 75

APRIL 2003

One of the low points of my life, and the Hollies record title was starting to look optimistic (I had pneumonia after burning out from clubbing and pubbing for two years non-stop, doing my teenage madness a bit later than most, followed by depression when I just felt ill forever). I was a quiet shy lad as a teen/20’s and it was genie out of the bottle time….

6th APRIL chart

I’M ALIVE The Hollies 1 3 12 16
SUNRISE Simply Red 2 2 7 8
THUGZ MANSION 2Pac 3 1 2 2
I BEGIN TO WONDER Danii Minogue 4 8 14 20
CRY ME A RIVER Justin Timberlake 5 5 11 13
MAKE LUV Room 5/ Oliver Cheatham 6 6 16 18
SUGAH Ruby Amanfu 7 13 23 27
I CAN’T BREAK DOWN Sinead Quinn 8 18 43 57
MOVE YOUR FEET Junior Senior 9 12 13 14
DON’T WORRY Appleton 10 21 17 22

ALL THE THINGS SHE SAID tATu 11 22 34 42
PROVIDER NERD 12 10 3 5
SCANDALOUS Mis-Teeq 13 7 6 6
CLOCKS Coldplay 14 4 4 7
HERE IT COMES AGAIN Melanie C 15 26 31 43
AMERICAN LIFE Madonna 16 15 15 15
BOTHER Stone Sour 17 27 27 36
MIDNIGHT Un-Cut 18 14 8 11
CAN YOU DIG IT? Mock Turtles 19 19 21 25
HURT Johnny Cash 20 28 5 4

(IT LOOKS LIKE) I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN Tom Jones 21 32 49 66
LIGHT AND DAY Polyphonic Spree 22 16 28 35
PAIN KILLER Turin Brakes 23 23 42 50
GET OVER IT OK Go 24 30 46 56
KEEP ME A SECRET Ainsley Henderson 25 33 33 45
DON’T THINK YOU’RE THE FIRST The Coral 26 40 40 40
THE NOTHING MAN Bruce Springsteen 27 24 10 12
SOFT LIKE ME Saint Etienne 28 20 22 33
DO IT FOR LOVE Daryl Hall & John Oates 29 43
BEAUTIFUL Christina Aguilera 30 39 55 67

(I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION Rolling Stones 31 31 32 34
GOOD DANCERS The Sleepy Jackson 32 17 26 31
COME UNDONE Robbie Williams 33 25 25 9
PRAY Syntax 34 34 45 49
ANY ROAD George Harrison 35 9 19 19
ONE HORSE TOWN The Thrills 36 36 30 30
A LITTLE LIKE YOU Grand Drive 37 56
KA-CHING! Shania Twain 38 48
WEEKEND Scooter 39 29 53 61
I’M WITH YOU Avril Lavigne 40 46 54 54

WALK ON BY Dionne Warwick 41 41 41 41
SOMETHING THAT YOU SAID The Bangles 42 42
STOLE Kelly Rowland 43 38 44 53
I WAS MADE TO LOVE HER Stevie Wonder 44 45 48 48
AM I ON YOUR MIND Oxygen/ Andrea Britton 45 55 66
RHYTHM IS A DANCER (2003) Snap 46 44 35 32
THE BOYS OF SUMMER DJ Sammy 47 67
TWO MOONS Adam Snyder 48 61
ALL I HAVE Jennifer Lopez/ LL Cool J 49 49
DANGER! HIGH VOLTAGE! Electric Six 50 60 67

I STARTED A JOKE Bee Gees 51 51 51 51
MASSACHUSSETS Bee Gees 52 52 52 52
CRY Kym Marsh 53 53 39 37
I CAN SEE FOR MILES The Who 54 57 61 65
BUMP BUMP BUMP B2K / P. Diddy 55 50
GAME OF LOVE Santana/ Michelle Branch 56 59 62 62
ON THE HORIZON Melanie C 57 35 20 17
REFLECTIONS Diana Ross & The Supremes 58 58 59 59
BREAK 4 LUV Raze 59
IN DA CLUB 50 Cent 60 47 47 39

BEING NOBODY Liberty X/ Richard X 61
I’M GONNA BE STRONG Gene Pitney 62 62 60 60
MY SWEET LORD George Harrison 63 63 63 63
RAG DOLL Four Seasons 64 64 64 64
EL SALVADORE Athlete 65
CHECK THE MEANING Richard Ashcroft 66 69 71
THE BITTER END Placebo 67
LIKE I LOVE YOU Justin Timberlake 68
NOT GONNA GET US t.A.T.u. 69 54 38 38
GOD ONLY KNOWS Beach Boys 70 70 70 70

MESMERISE Ja Rule/ Ashanti 71 66
BE MINE David Gray 72 37 24 24
WORK IT Nelly/ Justin Timberlake 73 68
FAMILIAR FEELINGS Moloko 74
I CAN’T READ YOU Daniel Bedingfield 75 65 37 46

13th APRIL new entries

ROCK YOUR BODY Justin Timberlake 11 9 3
FAVOURITE THINGS Big Brovaz 71 71
GOSSIP FOLKS Missy Elliott/ Ludacris 72 58 58
WHEN I SEE YOU Macy Gray 73 69 55
DON’T KNOW WHAT TO TELL YA Aaliyah 74 74
LANDSLIDE The Dixie Chicks 75 18 10

20th APRIL new entries

SUMMER WINE The Corrs/ Bono 1 1
MAKE ME SMILE (COME UP AND SEE ME) Erasure 29 26
UNWELL Matchbox 20 36 28
SEVEN NATION ARMY The White Stripes 50 29
I’LL BE AROUND Joan Osbourne 56 23
LONELINESS Tomcraft 57 44
DANCIN’ TONIGHT Stereopol/ Nevada 65
CAN’T NOBODY Kelly Rowland 68 47
BOY (I NEED YOU) Mariah carey/ Cam’ron 72
LOVE DOESN’T HAVE TO HURT Atomic Kitten 73 73
SOMEWHERE I BELONG Linkin Park 74
U MAKE ME WANNA Blue 75

27th APRIL new entries

DAMAGED Plummet 21
TRAIN Goldfrapp 68
OUT OF TIME Blur 69
BUY IT IN BOTTLES Richard Ashcroft 72
COULDN’T HAVE SAID IT BETTER Meatloaf/ Patti Russo 75

MAY 2003

Ten years ago it was all Justin (plus ca change etc) and Corrs cover of Nancy & Lee, Mel C and her inexplicable flop, and a Drifters oldie. Johnny Cash sadly got a runners-up slot. Doh!

4th MAY chart

SUMMER WINE The Corrs/ Bono 1 3 6 9
HURT Johnny Cash 2 2 5 11
ROCK YOUR BODY Justin Timberlake 3 1 4 5
THUGZ MANSION 2Pac 4 8 8 13
THE NOTHING MAN Bruce Springsteen 5 5 12 19
LANDSLIDE The Dixie Chicks 6 4 10 14
CLOCKS Coldplay 7 13 13 21
PROVIDER NERD 8 12 18 25
AMERICAN LIFE Madonna 9 14 22 34
DAMAGED Plummet 10 11 11 8

SCANDALOUS Mis-Teeq 11 23 31 39
I’LL BE AROUND Joan Osbourne 12 7 7 7
SUNRISE Simply Red 13 15 15 15
MIDNIGHT Un-Cut 14 17 21 31
ON THE HORIZON Melanie C 15 9 1 2
MOVE YOUR FEET Junior Senior 16 16 23 27
CRY ME A RIVER Justin Timberlake 17 24 32 35
I’M ALIVE The Hollies 18 21 25 32
MAKE ME SMILE (COME UP AND SEE ME) Erasure 19 25 33 47
SEVEN NATION ARMY The White Stripes 20 20 26 44

ANY ROAD George Harrison 21 26 14 12
COME UNDONE Robbie Williams 22 37 62
UNWELL Matchbox 20 23 22 17 33
I BEGIN TO WONDER Danii Minogue 24 36 43 57
NOT GONNA GET US t.A.T.u. 25 18 24 23
CRY Kym Marsh 26 19 16 24
CAN YOU DIG IT? Mock Turtles 27 31 39 45
MAKE LUV Room 5/ Oliver Cheatham 28 28 35 37
TRAIN Goldfrapp 29 29 42
CAN’T MAKE UP MY MIND Sonique 30 10 9 4

DON’T WORRY Appleton 31 45
SUGAH Ruby Amanfu 32 47 56
IF I FALL Aqualung 33 33 55
GOOD DANCERS The Sleepy Jackson 34 42 50 56
WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS Edwyn Collins 35 32 49
(I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION Rolling Stones 36 38 40 41
RHYTHM IS A DANCER (2003) Snap 37 19 10
LONELINESS Tomcraft 38 6 3 3
BE MINE David Gray 39
WHO SAID (STUCK IN THE UK) Planet Funk 40 43

WALK ON BY Dionne Warwick 41 41 41 42
SOFT LIKE ME Saint Etienne 42
YOU DIDN’T EXPECT THAT Billy Crawford 43 35 44 66
GAY BAR Electric 6 44 30 30 29
DON’T LET GO David Sneddon 45 34 34 26
LIGHT AND DAY Polyphonic Spree 46
CAN’T NOBODY Kelly Rowland 47 40 47
DON’T THINK YOU’RE THE FIRST The Coral 48 57
ALL THE THINGS SHE SAID tATu 49 54
I WAS MADE TO LOVE HER Stevie Wonder 50 50 54 55

I STARTED A JOKE Bee Gees 51 51 52 53
MASSACHUSSETS Bee Gees 52 52 53 54
PRAY Syntax 53 62
DON’T KNOW WHAT TO TELL YA Aaliyah 54 39 48
WHEN I SEE YOU Macy Gray 55
ONE HORSE TOWN The Thrills 56
OUT OF TIME Blur 57 53
COULDN’T HAVE SAID IT BETTER Meatloaf/ Patti Russo 58
REFLECTIONS Diana Ross & The Supremes 59 59 59 59
I’M GONNA BE STRONG Gene Pitney 60 61 61 61

BOTHER Stone Sour 61
IN DA CLUB 50 Cent 62
MY SWEET LORD George Harrison 63 63 63 64
RAG DOLL Four Seasons 64 64 64 65
GAME OF LOVE Santana/ Michelle Branch 65 67
VIRTUALITY Vbirds 66 60
HERE IT COMES AGAIN Melanie C 67
FAVOURITE THINGS Big Brovaz 68 55 38 22
DESTINATION DTS/ Roxanne Wilde 69 58 58
GOD ONLY KNOWS Beach Boys 70 70 70 71

MADAME HELGA Stereophonics 71 71
YOU SAID NO Busted 72 65
KNOCK OUT Triple Eight 73
ALL POSSIBILITIES Badly Drawn Boy 74 69
FAST BOY Bluetones 75 56

11th MAY new entries

CHING CHING Terri Walker 27 20 20
STUCK IN A GROOVE Puretone 44 51
SAY YOU WILL Fleetwood Mac 46 45 69
EXCUSE ME MISS Jay-Z 48 46 67
KEEP IT TO YOURSELF Gerry Rafferty 49 29 28
WE USED TO BE FRIENDS Dandy Warhols 66 66
X GON’ GIVE IT TO YA DMX 68
YOU KNOW WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE The Pretenders 69 60 46
TO LOVE A WOMAN Enrique Iglesias/ Lionel Richie 72
DATE WITH THE NIGHT The Yeah Yeah Yeahs 73 67
RISE AND FALL Craig David & Sting 74 68
SPEECHLESS D-Note 75

18th MAY new entries

UP ON THE ROOF The Drifters 2 1
BRING ME TO LIFE Evanescence 27 16
HUSAN Bhangra Knights Vs Husan 28 17
HOLLYWOOD Madonna 36 36
YOU SPIN ME ROUND 2003 Dead Or Alive 37 49
MAN ON A MISSION Daryl Hall & John Oates 57 40
NO LETTING GO Wayne Wonder 65 18
PAVEMENT CRACKS Annie Lennox 71 50
ABOUT MY IMAGINATION Jackson Browne 72
A.D.I.D.A.S. Killer Mike/ Big Boi 73
FORGET ABOUT TOMORROW Feeder 74
IGNITION R Kelly 75 48

25th MAY new entries

CRAZY IN LOVE Beyonce Knowles 6
UNIVERSALLY SPEAKING Red Hot Chili Peppers 30
LATELY Lisa Scott-Lee 38
RIGHTEOUSLY Lucinda Williams 43
FREE ME Emma Bunton 51
HOME Bone Thugs n Harmony/ Phil Collins 52
GUANTANAMO Outlandish 58
FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS Shania Twain 60
NO GOOD ADVICE Girls Aloud 62
WIMMIN’ Ashley Hamilton 63
DON’T WANNA LOSE THIS FEELING Dannii Minogue 68
GIRLS & BOYS Good Charlotte 70
BIG SUR The Thrills 72
DO IT WITH MADONNA The Androids 73
BUSINESS Eminem 74
MY LOVE IS ALWAYS Saffron Hill/ Ben Onono 75

JUNE 2003

I was out of step with the charts 10 years ago – an ex-spice-girl flop and a minor comeback from Sonique kept the pop and dance flag flying (see, I was ahead of my time) until rock kicked them off and Evanescence took over at the top. All 3 great pop records, as were many of those lower down most notably Moloko, a genius dance record. Pharrell’s in there too (NERD)…

1st JUNE chart

ON THE HORIZON Melanie C 1 3 6 6 3
LONELINESS Tomcraft 2 6 14 21 14
CAN’T MAKE UP MY MIND Sonique 3 1 1 1 2
UP ON THE ROOF The Drifters 4 4 2 3 4
CRAZY IN LOVE Beyonce Knowles 5 2 4 7 9
ROCK YOUR BODY Justin Timberlake 6 11 19 27 34
DAMAGED Plummet 7 16 29 51
FOREVER MORE Moloko 8 5 5 4 6
NO LETTING GO Wayne Wonder 9 9 9 8 7
HUSAN Bhangra Knights Vs Husan 10 12 21 23 26

I’LL BE AROUND Joan Osbourne 11 17 28 42
SAY YOU WILL Fleetwood Mac 12 8 13 13 21
SUMMER WINE The Corrs/ Bono 13 13 16 16 17
KEEP IT TO YOURSELF Gerry Rafferty 14 10 8 17 28
ANY ROAD George Harrison 15 24 31 44 58
BRING ME TO LIFE Evanescence 16 14 3 2 1
FREE ME Emma Bunton 17 7 7 19 19
THUGZ MANSION 2Pac 18 27 33 41 48
SUNRISE Simply Red 19 22 24 28 33
LATELY Lisa Scott-Lee 20 20 26 34 45

HURT Johnny Cash 21 33 43 67
FAVOURITE THINGS Big Brovaz 22 19 30 38 38
NOT GONNA GET US t.A.T.u. 23 31 41
WIMMIN’ Ashley Hamilton/ Robbie Williams 24 15 12 12 15
LANDSLIDE The Dixie Chicks 25 34 45 56
RHYTHM IS A DANCER (2003) Snap 26
CHING CHING Terri Walker 27 51 62
GUANTANAMO Outlandish 28 28 27
GAY BAR Electric 6 29 18 15 15 22
UNIVERSALLY SPEAKING Red Hot Chili Peppers 30 30 17 10 10

MOVE YOUR FEET Junior Senior 31 35 38 45 52
HOME Bone Thugs n Harmony/ Phil Collins 32 23 22 31 57
CLOCKS Coldplay 33 50
THE NOTHING MAN Bruce Springsteen 34 53
CRY ME A RIVER Justin Timberlake 35 41 46 57
HOLLYWOOD Madonna 36 36 32 32 32
CRY Kym Marsh 37 52
FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS Shania Twain 38 21 11 9 11
PROVIDER NERD 39 66
MAKING MUSIC Chungking 40 25 25 20 18

DON’T LET GO David Sneddon 41
WALK ON BY Dionne Warwick 42 42 42 43 44
(I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION Rolling Stones 43 44 44 46 47
I’M ALIVE The Hollies 44 62
MAKE LUV Room 5/ Oliver Cheatham 45 45 52 69
BUSINESS Eminem 46 46 40 40 40
MIDNIGHT Un-Cut 47 56 60
IGNITION R Kelly 48 68 68
SCANDALOUS Mis-Teeq 49 69
PAVEMENT CRACKS Annie Lennox 50

BROKEN BONES Love Inc 51 37 35 35 51
MAN ON A MISSION Daryl Hall & John Oates 52
THERE THERE Radiohead 53 32 10 11 13
I STARTED A JOKE Bee Gees 54 54 54 54 55
MASSACHUSSETS Bee Gees 55 55 55 55 56
I WAS MADE TO LOVE HER Stevie Wonder 56 58 58 63 65
RIGHTEOUSLY Lucinda Williams 57
AMERICAN LIFE Madonna 58
REFLECTIONS Diana Ross & The Supremes 59 59 59 60 60
MADAME HELGA Stereophonics 60 60

I’M GONNA BE STRONG Gene Pitney 61 61 61 61 61
NO GOOD ADVICE Girls Aloud 62 67 57
GOOD DANCERS The Sleepy Jackson 63 70 72
MY SWEET LORD George Harrison 64 64 64 64 64
RAG DOLL Four Seasons 65 65 65 65 63
YOU KNOW WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE The Pretenders 66
GIRLS & BOYS Good Charlotte 67
DON’T WANNA LOSE THIS FEELING Dannii Minogue 68 43 36 36 54
CAN YOU DIG IT? Mock Turtles 69
DO IT WITH MADONNA The Androids 70

GOD ONLY KNOWS Beach Boys 71 71 71 71 71
BIG SUR The Thrills 72 63 53 53 53
STOP SIGN Abs 73 29 23 22 29
I BEGIN TO WONDER Danii Minogue 74
MISFIT Amy Studt 75 57 39 66 66

8th JUNE new entries

WE USED TO BE FRIENDS Dandy Warhols 26 18 14 16
I CAN’T REMEMBER The Thorns 38 47
THE WRECKONING Boomcat 39 48 37 35
WHY CAN’T I BE YOU Shed Seven 40 51
CRY BABY Jemini 47 56
FLY ON THE WINGS OF LOVE XTM & DJ Chucky/ Annia 48 34 30 27
SUNLIGHT DJ Sammy 49 37 26 23
ROCK WIT’ CHU (AWWW BABY) Ashanti 72 49 29 20
FAINT Linkin Park 73 63 18 8
DIRTY STICKY FLOOR Dave Gahan 74 69 39 30
I KNOW WHAT YOU WANT Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey 75 50 50 39

15th JUNE new entries

WALKING ON THIN ICE Ono 20 33 46
NOW IT’S ON Grandaddy 66 48 43
WHAT I SAW Kings Of Leon 67 49 42
AT THE END Iio 70 52 37
AVERAGE MAN Turin Brakes 73
GOD PUT A SMILE UPON YOUR FACE Coldplay 74 24 24
TRASHED Skin 75

22nd JUNE new entries

SOLDIER GIRL (REMIX) The Polyphonic Spree 5 5
CRAZY BEAT Blur 25 25
HOW DID YOU KNOW Kurtis Mantronix/ Chamonix 47 12
SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL Robbie Williams 58 49
BOUT Jamelia 59 50
JUST BECAUSE Jane’s Addiction 62 36
EVERYTHING EVENTUALLY Appleton 68
FIGHT TEST The Flaming Lips 70 31
PASS IT ON The Coral 72 67
WESTSIDE Athlete 73 59
FIGHTER Christina Aguilera 74
GIRLS NOT GREY AFI 75

29th JUNE new entries

VOYEUR ON COURSE The Sleepy Jackson 41
I’M GLAD Jennifer Lopez 62
BABY I DON’T CARE Jennifer Ellison 68
FEEL GOOD TIME Pink/ William Orbit 69
LOW Foo Fighters 70
GROWING ON ME The Darkness 72
GIRL IN THE MOON Darius 73
SHAKESPEARE’S (WAY WITH) WORDS One True Voice 74
GIRLFRIEND B2K 75

JULY 2003One of my all-time fave club tracks at number one (no, not Beyonce, though that is still her best ever record and the best use of a Chi-Lites sample ever) – Moloko. Awesome track, and nobody knows it as far as I can tell…! Actually I was heavily into dance music at the time, plus the odd quirky Polyphonic-ish track.6th July Chart

FOREVER MORE Moloko 1 2 1 4
CAN’T MAKE UP MY MIND Sonique 2 3 4 3
BRING ME TO LIFE Evanescence 3 6 6 8
HOW DID YOU KNOW Kurtis Mantronix/ Chamonix 4 12 12 6
SOLDIER GIRL (REMIX) The Polyphonic Spree 5 4 7 11
CRAZY IN LOVE Beyonce Knowles 6 1 2 2
FAINT Linkin Park 7 7 14 23
ON THE HORIZON Melanie C 8 10 10 14
NO LETTING GO Wayne Wonder 9 9 9 9
UNIVERSALLY SPEAKING Red Hot Chili Peppers 10 8 13 13FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS Shania Twain 11 11 16 26
UP ON THE ROOF The Drifters 12 13 22 22
MAKING MUSIC Chungking 13 16 26 37
LONELINESS Tomcraft 14 15 21 29
WALKING ON THIN ICE Ono 15 26 42
WE USED TO BE FRIENDS Dandy Warhols 16 23 38 54
THERE THERE Radiohead 17 29 29 45
ROCK WIT’ CHU (AWWW BABY) Ashanti 18 30 35 42
WIMMIN’ Ashley Hamilton/ Robbie Williams 19 28 51 51
DIRTY STICKY FLOOR Dave Gahan 20 22 34 44FIGHT TEST The Flaming Lips 21 31 31 43
SUMMER WINE The Corrs/ Bono 22 25 33 41
SAY YOU WILL Fleetwood Mac 23 21 28 24
GOD PUT A SMILE UPON YOUR FACE Coldplay 24 24 24 34
GAY BAR Electric 6 25 33 52 73
HUSAN Bhangra Knights Vs Husan 26 37 49 49
FLY ON THE WINGS OF LOVE XTM & DJ Chucky/ Annia 27 48 59 59
YOU WERE THE LAST HIGH The Dandy Warhols 28 18 8 7
FREE ME Emma Bunton 29 38 48 63
LIGHTS OUT Lisa-Marie Presley 30 17 15 15CRAZY BEAT Blur 31 55 68
AT THE END Iio 32 52
WESTSIDE Athlete 33 54
STOP SIGN Abs 34 43
VOYEUR ON COURSE The Sleepy Jackson 35 35 53
JUST BECAUSE Jane’s Addiction 36 36 18 18
ROCK YOUR BODY Justin Timberlake 37 41 43 46
SUNLIGHT DJ Sammy 38 45
NOW IT’S ON Grandaddy 39 34 62 71
BUSINESS Eminem 40 58WHAT I SAW Kings Of Leon 41 74
HOLLYWOOD Madonna 42 42 27 20
MAYBE TOMORROW Stereophonics 43 27 23 10
SUNRISE Simply Red 44 51
WALK ON BY Dionne Warwick 45 46 46 47
BOUT Jamelia 46
KEEP IT TO YOURSELF Gerry Rafferty 47
PASS IT ON The Coral 48 44 44 36
INVISIBLE D-Side 49 49 41 33
PIN The Yeah Yeah Yeahs 50 50

BABY I DON’T CARE Jennifer Ellison 51 66
FAVOURITE THINGS Big Brovaz 52
I’M GLAD Jennifer Lopez 53 53
TAKE IT AND RUN The Bandits 54 39 39 38
THUGZ MANSION 2Pac 55 67
I KNOW WHAT YOU WANT Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey 56
MASSACHUSSETS Bee Gees 57 57 58 58
I STARTED A JOKE Bee Gees 58 59 63 66
MOVE YOUR FEET Junior Senior 59 62
REFLECTIONS Diana Ross & The Supremes 60 60 60 61

I’M GONNA BE STRONG Gene Pitney 61 61 61 62
THE WRECKONING Boomcat 62
BROKEN BONES Love Inc 63
MY SWEET LORD George Harrison 64 64 64 65
THE NIGHT Scooter 65 56 36 27
RAG DOLL Four Seasons 66
GOLDEN RETRIEVER Super Furry Animals 67 40 30 16
ALONE AGAIN OR Calexico 68 20 20 12
JOGI Panjabi MC 69
LOW Foo Fighters 70 65

GOD ONLY KNOWS Beach Boys 71 71 71 72
DISCO The Wannadies 72 68 66 57
BECAUSE YOU Cosmic Rough Riders 73 32 32 32
FEEL GOOD TIME Pink/ William Orbit 74 73 50 50
OVERRATED Siobahn Donaghy 75

13th July New Entries

UNWELL Matchbox 20 5 11 21
ARE YOU READY FOR LOVE Elton John 14 5 5
FOREVER AND A DAY The Delays 19 19 25
ARE YOU HAPPY NOW Michelle Branch 47 37 28
SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL Robbie Williams 63 40 31
C’MON Mario 69 69
FOOL NO MORE S Club 8 70 45 30
DEEPEST BLUE Deepest Blue 72 54 35
YOU’RE THE STORM The Cardigans 75 70

20th July New Entries

WHITE FLAG Dido 3 1
TRAIN ON A TRACK Kelly Rowland 17 17
FAKE Simply Red 25 19
COME ON OVER Kym Marsh 47 53
REAL THINGS Javine 55 55
FURTHER Longview 56 40
MAGIC FLY Minimalistix 57 48
SATISFACTION Benny Benassi Presents The Biz 65 56
ALL IN MY HEAD Kosheen 67 52
SAVING GRACE The Pretenders 70 64
DESTINY N-Trance/ Kelly Llorenna 72
SLEEPING WITH THE LIGHT ON Busted 73
I JUST NEED MYSELF Ocean Colour Scene 74
CAN’T GET IT BACK Mis-Teeq 75

27th July New Entries

EVERYTHING EVENTUALLY Appleton 39
SILENCE IS EASY Starsailor 60
CARRION British Sea Power 67
WHAT YOU NEED IS Sinead Quinn 68
NOTHING BUT YOU Paul Van Dyk/ Hemstock & Jennings 69
FINEST DREAMS Richard X/ Kelis 74
LOSING GRIP Avril Lavigne 75

AUGUST 2003

Dance tracks from Beyonce & future hubbie, Kurtis Mantronix, and retro release from Elton (25 years after first charting) took turns at the top, punctuated by Dido and out of nowhere Mark Owen, proving that Take That actually had 3 good songwriters. Shock!

3rd August chart

CRAZY IN LOVE Beyonce Knowles/Jay-Z 1 2 4 11 15
WHITE FLAG Dido 2 1 2 4 7
HOW DID YOU KNOW Kurtis Mantronix/ Chamonix 3 3 1 2 4
CAN’T MAKE UP MY MIND Sonique 4 4 10 15 21
FOREVER MORE Moloko 5 5 11 16 22
MAYBE TOMORROW Stereophonics 6 6 5 7 9
YOU WERE THE LAST HIGH The Dandy Warhols 7 8 6 5 6
BRING ME TO LIFE Evanescence 8 14 23 28 37
JUST BECAUSE Jane’s Addiction 9 15 15 22 26
SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL (REMIX) The Rolling Stones 10 7 3 12 14

ARE YOU READY FOR LOVE Elton John 11 11 9 8 1
ALONE AGAIN OR Calexico 12 17 24 24 29
HOLLYWOOD Madonna 13 10 19 32 32
NO LETTING GO Wayne Wonder 14 21 32 45 50
TRAIN ON A TRACK Kelly Rowland 15 9 12 13 8
SOLDIER GIRL (REMIX) The Polyphonic Spree 16 33 45
ON THE HORIZON Melanie C 17 23 26 36 41
LIGHTS OUT Lisa-Marie Presley 18 28 39 26 34
FAKE Simply Red 19 26 16 14 18
FURTHER Longview 20 19 25 25 25

GOLDEN RETRIEVER Super Furry Animals 21 36 41 52 71
MAGIC FLY Minimalistix 22 22 22 20 27
UNIVERSALLY SPEAKING Red Hot Chili Peppers 23 39 47
FOOL NO MORE S Club 8 24 24 17 17 24
I’M IN HEAVEN Jason Nevins/ UKNY/ Holly James 25 13 7 6 5
DEEPEST BLUE Deepest Blue 26 34 34 41 45
THE NIGHT Scooter 27 41
ARE YOU HAPPY NOW Michelle Branch 28 43 52 53 75
LONELINESS Tomcraft 29 29 29 33 44
SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL Robbie Williams 30 20 30 38 51

UP ON THE ROOF The Drifters 31 31 31 31 31
DISCO The Wannadies 32 32 43 43 43
EVERYTHING EVENTUALLY Appleton 33 38 46 46 66
FAINT Linkin Park 34 42 49 57
SILENCE IS EASY Starsailor 35 12 8 9 11
PASS IT ON The Coral 36 37 42 65
UNWELL Matchbox 20 37 50 58
SAY YOU WILL Fleetwood Mac 38 49 53
ALL IN MY HEAD Kosheen 39 30 27 42 59
FEEL GOOD TIME Pink/ William Orbit 40 40 33 47 47

INVISIBLE D-Side 41 46
FOREVER AND A DAY The Delays 42 56 61
FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS Shania Twain 43 57
GOD PUT A SMILE UPON YOUR FACE Coldplay 44
REAL THINGS Javine 45 45 38 54 56
SUMMER WINE The Corrs/ Bono 46 51 55
ROCK WIT’ CHU (AWWW BABY) Ashanti 47 53 56
WALK ON BY Dionne Warwick 48 48 48 51 52
ROCK YOUR BODY Justin Timberlake 49 52 54 58 58
YOU’RE THE STORM The Cardigans 50 58

MAKING MUSIC Chungking 51
BECAUSE YOU Cosmic Rough Riders 52
WIMMIN’ Ashley Hamilton/ Robbie Williams 53 61
SATISFACTION Benny Benassi Presents The Biz 54 54 35 68
NOTHING BUT YOU Paul Van Dyk/ Hemstock & Jennings 55
HUSAN Bhangra Knights Vs Husan 56 67
SAVING GRACE The Pretenders 57
THERE THERE Radiohead 58
MASSACHUSSETS Bee Gees 59 60 60 61 61
FIGHT TEST The Flaming Lips 60

REFLECTIONS Diana Ross & The Supremes 61 62 62 62 62
I’M GONNA BE STRONG Gene Pitney 62 63 63 63 63
WHAT YOU NEED IS Sinead Quinn 63
FLY ON THE WINGS OF LOVE XTM & DJ Chucky/ Annia 64
RHYTHM BANDITS Junior Senior 65 27 20 27 38
MY SWEET LORD George Harrison 66 66 66 67 68
CAN’T GET IT BACK Mis-Teeq 67 59 67
I STARTED A JOKE Bee Gees 68 71 71
NEVER GONNA LEAVE YOUR SIDE Daniel Bedingfield 69 55 51
YOU’RE FREE Yomanda 70 70

SLEEPING WITH THE LIGHT ON Busted 71 47 28 21 17
GOD ONLY KNOWS Beach Boys 72 72 72 72 73
SWING SWING The All-American Rejects 73 73 73
STRICT MACHINE Goldfrapp 74 69 68
MOLLY’S CHAMBER Kings Of Leon 75 68 57 35 35

10th August new entries

COMPLETE Jamieson 16 14 23 23
BREATHE Blu Cantrell/ Sean Paul 18 13 3 3
NEVER LEAVE YOU (UH-OOH) Lumidee 25 21 37 53
WHERE IS THE LOVE Black Eyed Peas/ Justin Timberlake 35 18 10 10
I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF The White Stripes 44 44 44 36
SPANISH Craig David 64 59 59 54
SNAKE R. Kelly 65 64 64 64
IN LOVE Lisa Maffia 74
PRETTY GREEN EYES Ultrabeat 75 37 29 19

17th August new entries

FRONTIN’ Pharrell Williams/ Jay-Z 36 19 13
RUBBERNECKIN’ Elvis Presley 40 39 39
SUNSHINE Gareth Gates 50 50 28
FINEST DREAMS Richard X/ Kelis 65 49 42
JULIET (KEEP THAT IN MIND) Thea Gilmore 69 66
WHEN THIS RIVER ROLLS OVER YOU The Stands 70 40 49
FALLEN ANGEL Elbow 74 48 48
DO ME WRONG Mel Blatt 75 73

24th August new entries

FOUR MINUTE WARNING Mark Owen 1 2
GET IT TOGETHER Seal 18 16
LOVE IN STORE Fleetwood Mac 30 30
STUCK Stacie Orrico 34 20
A THOUSAND BEAUTIFUL THINGS Annie Lennox 55 40
IT’S YOUR MUSIC Intenso Project 56 46
I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE The Darkness 60 55
WE CAN Leann Rimes 69 69
BEST OF ORDER David Sneddon 70 70
STOP Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 71 60
HOORAY HOORAY (IT’S A CHEEKY HOLIDAY) The Cheeky Girls 74
CAN’T HOLD US DOWN Christina Aguilera/ L’il Kim 75 65

31st August new entries

MISS PERFECT Abs 12
ALIVE Sonique 33
LIFE GOT COLD Girls Aloud 57
THE POWER OF BHANGRA Snap! 67
SWEET DREAMS MY LA EX Rachel Stevens 72
SENORITA Justin Timberlake 74

SEPTEMBER 2003

Blondie topped my charts with a non-hit, a cool clubbing track, and their first Number One since 1981 – boo hiss to those ageist radio programmers! Actually, it was worse than that, massive hit Blu Cantrell was soundly ignored by Radio 1, just because it could. Plus ca change…


7th September chart

GOOD BOYS Blondie 1 1 2 2
ARE YOU READY FOR LOVE Elton John 2 4 8 12
BREATHE Blu Cantrell/ Sean Paul 3 2 5 8
FOUR MINUTE WARNING Mark Owen 4 3 7 11
HOW DID YOU KNOW Kurtis Mantronix/ Chamonix 5 9 17 21
I’M IN HEAVEN Jason Nevins/ UKNY/ Holly James 6 11 20 25
THANK YOU BABY Shania Twain 7 5 4 6
GET IT TOGETHER Seal 8 6 3 3
MISS PERFECT Abs 9 12 6 7
WHERE IS THE LOVE Black Eyed Peas/ Justin Timberlake 10 17 31 39

TRAIN ON A TRACK Kelly Rowland 11 18 27 31
WHITE FLAG Dido 12 8 14 16
FRONTIN’ Pharrell Williams/ Jay-Z 13 16 26 28
SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL (REMIX) The Rolling Stones 14 7 16 19
SILENCE IS EASY Starsailor 15 15 21 23
YOU WERE THE LAST HIGH The Dandy Warhols 16 22 24 24
SLEEPING WITH THE LIGHT ON Busted 17 26 39 53
MAYBE TOMORROW Stereophonics 18 21 23 27
PRETTY GREEN EYES Ultrabeat 19 24 34 43
SUPERSTAR Jamelia 20 10 9 9

STUCK Stacie Orrico 21 31 47 59
CRAZY IN LOVE Beyonce Knowles 22 33 35 38
SUNSHINE Gareth Gates 23 19 15 14
DON’T KNOW WHY Norah Jones 24 13 10 15
COMPLETE Jamieson 25 27 36 42
FAKE Simply Red 26 41 52 61
GENIE IN A BOTTLE Speedway 27 34 51 65
CAN’T MAKE UP MY MIND Sonique 28 39 43 50
RUBBERNECKIN’ Elvis Presley 29 29 29 29
I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF The White Stripes 30 30 25 33

FOREVER MORE Moloko 31 40 44 51
DO ME WRONG Mel Blatt 32 42
ALIVE Sonique 33 45
UP ON THE ROOF The Drifters 34 36 41 41
SWEET DREAMS MY LA EX Rachel Stevens 35 25 13 13
FALLEN ANGEL Elbow 36 20 33 40
FOOL NO MORE S Club 8 37 43 56 71
A THOUSAND BEAUTIFUL THINGS Annie Lennox 38 32 46
FURTHER Longview 39 46 71
LIFE GOT COLD Girls Aloud 40 28 37 45

JUST BECAUSE Jane’s Addiction 41 51
ALONE AGAIN OR Calexico 42 47 72
HOLLYWOOD Madonna 43
SHAKE IT Lee Cabrera/ Alex Cartana 44 23 18 17
I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE The Darkness 45 38 38 32
ON THE HORIZON Melanie C 46 54 54 57
LOVE IN STORE Fleetwood Mac 47
MAGIC FLY Minimalistix 48
LIGHTS OUT Lisa-Marie Presley 49 49 57 67
CAN’T HOLD US DOWN Christina Aguilera/ L’il Kim 50 37 40 47

BRING ME TO LIFE Evanescence 51 56
WHEN THIS RIVER ROLLS OVER YOU The Stands 52 52
WALK ON BY Dionne Warwick 53 53 53 54
RHYTHM BANDITS Junior Senior 54 58
LET THE SUNSHINE IN Milk & Sugar 55 44 32 26
NO LETTING GO Wayne Wonder 56
LONELINESS Tomcraft 57 57
BRIGHT LIGHTS Matchbox 20 58 48 19 18
FINEST DREAMS Richard X/ Kelis 59
CARNIVAL GIRL Texas 60 35 11 10

DEEPEST BLUE Deepest Blue 61 61
REFLECTIONS Diana Ross & The Supremes 62 62 62 62
I’M GONNA BE STRONG Gene Pitney 63 63 63 63
MASSACHUSSETS Bee Gees 64 71
DISKO The Wannadies 65
BEST OF ORDER David Sneddon 66
REAL THINGS Javine 67
ROCK YOUR BODY Justin Timberlake 68
MY SWEET LORD George Harrison 69 72
SENORITA Justin Timberlake 70 60 55 52

MIXED UP WORLD Sophie Ellis-Bextor 71
HOLE IN THE HEAD Sugababes 72 50 45 34
GOD ONLY KNOWS Beach Boys 73 70 70 70
SEND YOUR LOVE Sting 74 64 28 20
LOVE @ FIRST SIGHT Mary J. Blige/ Method Man 75 out 67 60

14th September new entries

DISTANT DRUMS Jim Reeves 14 12 5
NUMB Linkin Park 55 30 30
NEW KILLER STAR David Bowie 59 59
BABY BOY Beyonce/ Sean Paul 65 65
THE GOLDEN PATH The Chemical Brothers/The Flaming Lips 66 55
TIME IS RUNNING OUT Muse 67 48 35
BABY BOY Big Brovaz 68 68 68
GOING UNDER Evanescence 69 69 69
RE-OFFENDER Travis 73 61 46
WILDEST DREAMS Iron Maiden 74
SANTA CRUZ (YOU’RE NOT THAT FAR) The Thrills 75

21st September new entries

HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART? The Bee Gees 1 1
YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND James Taylor 22 22
TOO FAR GONE Lisa Scott-Lee 42 37
MY LOVE IS LIKE…WO! Mya 49 49
SHOW ME A SIGN Kontakt 50 48
JUMPIN’ Liberty X 58 44
HEY WHATEVER Westlife 60 72
SHAKE YA TAILFEATHER Nelly, P Diddy & Murphy Lee 64 64
DANCE WITH YOU (NACHNA TERE NAAL) Rishi Rich Project/ Jay Sean & Juggy D 66 66
JUSTIFY THE RAIN Cosmic Rough Riders 73 73
SOMEDAY Nickelback 74 74
MY TIME Dutch/ Crystal Waters 75

28th September new entries

GOOD DANCERS The Sleepy Jackson 4
BARCELONA D Kay & Epsilon/ Stamina MC 36
WORLD FILLED WITH LOVE Craig David 56
PANDORA’S KISS Louise 58
SPECIAL NEEDS Placebo 75

OCTOBER 2003

A mix of childhood oldie faves (Cilla would have been weeks at 1 back in 1964, I was mad on it, and it’s aged well, diva ballad supreme), and the new minor hits (Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Pet Shop Boys) being under-appreciated but topping my charts, and near-misses from Shania Twain, Seal and the only actual big hit Jamelia, a great personality but short career as singer, sadly. I have to say the actual charts of the time had a lot of stuff in it that didn’t chart in mine, sorry if you adore Fast Food Rockers, Scooter and the like. I don’t…. laugh.gif

5th October chart

YOU’RE MY WORLD Cilla Black 1 1 3 6
THANK YOU BABY (FOR MAKING SOMEDAY COME SO SOON)! Shania Twain 2 3 5 9
GET IT TOGETHER Seal 3 2 4 4
GOOD DANCERS The Sleepy Jackson 4 4 12 22
HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART? The Bee Gees 5 5 6 12
GOOD BOYS Blondie 6 9 8 8
CARNIVAL GIRL Texas 7 7 13 15
SUPERSTAR Jamelia 8 8 2 5
MISS PERFECT Abs 9 11 16 16
BREATHE Blu Cantrell/ Sean Paul 10 15 15 20

DISTANT DRUMS Jim Reeves 11 22 26 37
I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE The Darkness 12 12 10 21
ARE YOU READY FOR LOVE Elton John 13 13 14 18
FOUR MINUTE WARNING Mark Owen 14 14 19 19
DON’T KNOW WHY Norah Jones 15 19 23 26
WHITE FLAG Dido 16 16 17 17
SEND YOUR LOVE Sting 17 17 22 31
BRIGHT LIGHTS Matchbox 20 18 18 18 32
SUNSHINE Gareth Gates 19 29 48
YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND James Taylor 20 20 28 54

SWEET DREAMS MY LA EX Rachel Stevens 21 21 21 27
SHAKE IT (MOVE A LITTLE CLOSER) Lee Cabrera/ Alex Cartana 22 33 51 67
SILENCE IS EASY Starsailor 23 23 25 33
HOW DID YOU KNOW Kurtis Mantronix/ Chamonix 24 30 31 40
SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL (REMIX) The Rolling Stones 25 25 33 25
LET THE SUNSHINE IN Milk & Sugar 26 42 62
WORLD FILLED WITH LOVE Craig David 27 31 7 7
MIXED UP WORLD Sophie Ellis-Bextor 28 6 1 3
RUBBERNECKIN’ Elvis Presley 29 28 49 61
BARCELONA D Kay & Epsilon/ Stamina MC 30 26 39 52

YOU WERE THE LAST HIGH The Dandy Warhols 31 43 53 56
FRONTIN’ Pharrell Williams/ Jay-Z 32 36 45 63
WHERE IS THE LOVE Black Eyed Peas/ Justin Timberlake 33 40 43 43
HOLE IN THE HEAD Sugababes 34 48 35 28
I’M IN HEAVEN Jason Nevins/ UKNY/ Holly James 35 47 56 59
MAYBE TOMORROW Stereophonics 36 51 61 69
RE-OFFENDER Travis 37 46 60
MAYBE Emma Bunton 38 45 36 13
TRAIN ON A TRACK Kelly Rowland 39 39 41 46
THE GOLDEN PATH The Chemical Brothers/The Flaming Lips 40 57

UP ON THE ROOF The Drifters 41 41 42 44
CRAZY IN LOVE Beyonce Knowles 42
TIME IS RUNNING OUT Muse 43 60 70
JUMPIN’ Liberty X 44 44 38 38
NUMB Linkin Park 45 66
GOING UNDER Evanescence 46 38 44
COMPLETE Jamieson 47 61 73
I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF The White Stripes 48
SENORITA Justin Timberlake 49
SLOW Kylie Minogue 50 37 29 24

FALLEN ANGEL Elbow 51 54
PRETTY GREEN EYES Ultrabeat 52 73
WILDERNESS Jurgen Vries/ Shena 53 53
WALK ON BY Dionne Warwick 54 55 55 55
TOO FAR GONE Lisa Scott-Lee 55
CAN’T MAKE UP MY MIND Sonique 56
FOREVER MORE Moloko 57 67
PANDORA’S KISS Louise 58 35 47
ON THE HORIZON Melanie C 59 63 66 71
LOVE @ FIRST SIGHT Mary J. Blige/ Method Man 60

STARS Morjac/ Raz Conway 61 32 32 45
REFLECTIONS Diana Ross & The Supremes 62 62 63 64
I’M GONNA BE STRONG Gene Pitney 63 64 64 66
LIFE GOT COLD Girls Aloud 64
CAN’T HOLD US DOWN Christina Aguilera/ L’il Kim 65
MY LOVE IS LIKE…WO! Mya 66
FAKE Simply Red 67 72 46 51
NEW KILLER STAR David Bowie 68 27 27 47
FIVE MILE Turin Brakes 69 34 34 34
GOD ONLY KNOWS Beach Boys 70 71 71 72

5.15″ The Strokes 71 58 37 29
SHAKE YA TAILFEATHER Nelly, P Diddy & Murphy Lee 72
SOMEDAY Nickelback 73 52 52
THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST Sheryl Crow 74 24 24 14
HAVE IT ALL Foo Fighters 75

12th Oct new entries

MIRACLES Pet Shop Boys 10 9 1
SUMMER JAM UD Project 49 40 57
SUNDOWN S Club 8 50 30 41
BRIGHTER THAN SUNSHINE Aqualung 56 20 10
BABY BOY Beyonce/ Sean Paul 59 59 53
CAN’T EXPLAIN Longview 65 65 65
TWO STEP ROCK The Bandits 68 69
WASTING MY TIME Kosheen 69 50 50
BAD DAY REM 70 54 30
DOWNLOAD IT CLEA 74 72
FIND THE COLOUR Feeder 75

19th Oct new entries

TURN ME ON Kevin Lyttle 11 11
STATE OF MIND Holly Valance 57 36
GOOD SONG Blur 58 48
TROUBLE Pink 67 60
GUILTY Blue 68 68
UH HUH 2003 B2K 74
ATTITUDE Suede 75

26th Oct new entries

MATTHEW AND SON Cat Stevens 2
SEXED UP Robbie Williams 23
OH L’AMOUR Erasure 35
BORN AGAIN Starsailor 39
JUST A LITTLE MORE LOVE David Guetta/ Chris Willis 42
I NEED YOU The Stands 49
TIME OF OUR LIVES Paul van Dyk/ Vega 4 58
CHIHUAHUA DJ Bobo 62
JUST A FEW THINGS THAT I AIN’T The Beautiful South 70
STAND BACK Linus Loves/Sam Obernik 73
HEY YA Outkast 74
DANCE COMMANDER Electric Six 75

NOVEMBER 2003

Yet again, my charts dominated by Pet Shop Boys and 60’s classics, this time childhood mega-fave Cat Stevens (a bit of a corker) and 1977 minor hit reissue of a cover of Monkees Mike Nesmith song and 1967 US hit The Stone Poneys (as sometimes spelled) aka Linda Ronstadt. As the years went by I grew to love this song more and more, it’s a classy little-known gem. A gem the size of a small boulder. In the current scene, another Robbie hit, Craig David still doing fine, and Aqualung and Holly Valance doing somewhat better in my charts, I think (than the Official ones)….

2nd November chart

MIRACLES Pet Shop Boys 1 3 2 2 2
MATTHEW AND SON Cat Stevens 2 1 3 4 6
DIFFERENT DRUM Linda Ronstadt/Stone Ponies 3 2 1 1 1
MIXED UP WORLD Sophie Ellis-Bextor 4 6 11 19 23
SUPERSTAR Jamelia 5 4 5 6 13
GET IT TOGETHER Seal 6 8 19 31 34
WORLD FILLED WITH LOVE Craig David 7 11 25 25 42
SEXED UP Robbie Williams 8 5 8 8 16
THANK YOU BABY (FOR MAKING SOMEDAY COME SO SOON)! Shania Twain 9 7 12 22 31
BRIGHTER THAN SUNSHINE Aqualung 10 14 28 42 56

YOU’RE MY WORLD Cilla Black 11 13 16 24 33
HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART? The Bee Gees 12 12 13 13 14
MAYBE Emma Bunton 13 21 24 27 39
THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST Sheryl Crow 14 26 34 45 63
TURN ME ON Kevin Lyttle 15 15 22 28 38
GOOD BOYS Blondie 16 23 31 43 49
BORN AGAIN Starsailor 17 9 9 11 19
WHITE FLAG Dido 18 22 30 40 46
SLOW Kylie Minogue 19 19 17 17 24
HOLE IN THE HEAD Sugababes 20 18 18 14 27

MISS PERFECT Abs 21 31 45 57
CARNIVAL GIRL Texas 22 36 57
ARE YOU READY FOR LOVE Elton John 23 32 37 39 43
STATE OF MIND Holly Valance 24 20 14 9 8
OH L’AMOUR Erasure 25 25 36 52
FOUR MINUTE WARNING Mark Owen 26 34 44 53 62
SWEET DREAMS MY LA EX Rachel Stevens 27 39 42 54 58
BREATHE Blu Cantrell/ Sean Paul 28 38 38 38 47
12:51″ The Strokes 29 35 58
BAD DAY REM 30 28 35 51

I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE The Darkness 31 43 66
SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL (REMIX) The Rolling Stones 32 42 60
JUMPIN’ Liberty X 33 33 47 47
DON’T KNOW WHY Norah Jones 34 45 51 61
RAIN ON ME Ashanti 35 27 27 21 36
GOOD SONG Blur 36 44 61
HEY YA Outkast 37 16 7 3 3
GOOD DANCERS The Sleepy Jackson 38 58
ONE MORE CHANCE Michael Jackson 39 29 23 23 15
SILENCE IS EASY Starsailor 40 46 64

DISTANT DRUMS Jim Reeves 41 41 41 41 41
JUST A LITTLE MORE LOVE David Guetta/ Chris Willis 42 53
WHERE IS THE LOVE Black Eyed Peas/ Justin Timberlake 43 47 52 67
HOW DID YOU KNOW Kurtis Mantronix/ Chamonix 44 51 53 63 51
SEND YOUR LOVE Sting 45 54
YOU SEND ME Sam Cooke 46 30 21 18 18
UP ON THE ROOF The Drifters 47 52 54 58 61
STEP IN THE NAME OF LOVE/ THOIA THONG R Kelly 48 40 10 16 25
I NEED YOU The Stands 49 63
TROUBLE Pink 50 37 33 44 44

SUMMER JAM UD Project 51 62
BRIGHT LIGHTS Matchbox 20 52 66
5 MILE (THESE ARE THE DAYS) Turin Brakes 53 64
BARCELONA D Kay & Epsilon/ Stamina MC 54 56
WALK ON BY Dionne Warwick 55 55 55 55 55
SUNDOWN S Club 8 56
TRAIN ON A TRACK Kelly Rowland 57 61
TIME OF OUR LIVES Paul van Dyk/ Vega 4 58
LOVE’S DIVINE Seal 59 48 32 30 52
CHIHUAHUA DJ Bobo 60

STARS Morjac/ Raz Conway 61
FAKE Simply Red 62 68
I’M COMING WITH YA Matt Goss 63 57 40 33 53
YOU WERE THE LAST HIGH The Dandy Warhols 64 71
REFLECTIONS Diana Ross & The Supremes 65 65 65 65 65
JUST A FEW THINGS THAT I AIN’T The Beautiful South 66
I’M GONNA BE STRONG Gene Pitney 67 67 68 69 69
GUILTY Blue 68
LIFE FOR RENT Dido 69 10 15 15 20
STAND BACK Linus Loves/Sam Obernik 70 70 26 10 7

BE FAITHFUL Fatman Scoop 71 60 63
I’M IN HEAVEN Jason Nevins/ UKNY/ Holly James 72
GOD ONLY KNOWS Beach Boys 73 73 73 73 73
CANNONBALL Damien Rice 74
ME AGAINST THE MUSIC Britney Spears/ Madonna 75 75 71 70

9th Nov new entries

POWERLESS (SAY WHAT YOU WANT) Nelly Furtado 17 6 5 4
WATERLOO SUNSET David Bowie 24 20 20 30
SURRENDER (YOUR LOVE) Javine 49 29 12 12
VIVA LAS VEGAS Elvis Presley 50 43 34 21
LOVE ME RIGHT Angel City feat Lara McAllen 59 39 32 32
PASS THAT DUTCH Missy Elliott 69 59 59
FLIP REVERSE Blazin Squad 72 49 36 54
CRASHED THE WEDDING Busted 74 70 68 68

16th Nov new entries

HURT Johnny Cash 4 7 11
STEP INTO MY OFFICE BABY Belle & Sebastian 46 46 40
THE ONLY THING THAT’S MISSING IS YOU Aretha Franklin 48 48 64
IF YOU COME TO ME Atomic Kitten 50 37 35
TWIST Goldfrapp 56 56
SOME GOT TEETH Obie Trice 62 62
THERE’S GOTTA BE MORE TO LIFE Stacy Orrico 67
SO YESTERDAY Hilary Duff 69
MELT Melanie C 72 50
THE HARDEST BUTTON TO BUTTON The White Stripes 74 49 37
STYLE Mis-Teeq 75 35 45

23rd Nov new entries

I’LL SEE IT THROUGH Texas 26 26
SWING LOW UB40/ United Colours Of Sound 29 29
FORTUNE FADED Red Hot Chili Peppers 60 50
YOU DON’T KNOW MY NAME Alicia Keys 64 60
LUCKY STAR Basement Jaxx/ Dizzee Rascal 66 66
LOST FOR WORDS Ronan Keating 71
BLIND PILOTS The Cooper temple Clause 72
JUMP Girls Aloud 74 57
MANDY Westlife 75 67

30th Nov new entries

TO SIR WITH LOVE Lulu 5
IT’S MY LIFE No Doubt 9
PEACEMAKER Fleetwood Mac 10
CHOCOLATE Kylie Minogue 17
SAND IN MY SHOES Dido 22
MAD WORLD Michael Andrews/Gary Jules 28
LOVE PROFUSION Madonna 48
LEAVE RIGHT NOW Will Young 59
TOO LOST IN YOU Sugababes 70
UP! Shania Twain 71
YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW Simply Red 72
MAYBE THAT’S WHAT IT TAKES Alex Parks 74
SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED (I’M YOURS) Blue/ Stevie Wonder/ Angie Stone 75

 

DECEMBER 2003

Sorry for the format change-back, ran out of time for November charts, need to crack on with December. Me? I was on holiday in Gran canaria for the first time, with a couple of new mates. Lots of pubs, clubs, got blind drunk for the first time ever (I’m a good boy!) and met someone who I’m going on holiday there again with 10 years on next week. The net effect was no new chart from for the 12th Dec, I was too busy, so it’s just a repeat of 5th Dec!

In the pop world, 60’s ruled still, Lulu gets a topper with her movie theme American chart-topper (for some dumb reason a B side in the UK), while Outkast’s retro-funk delight hovers near the top, as does Nelly Furtado’s 21st century dancepop – January beckons for both! No Doubt do a good cover of Talk Talk, Dido and Kylie sound poppily great to me, and back in the UK Ozzy & Darkness have popped up from nowhere for xmas! I choose to stick with John & Yoko over (just) Ozzy & Kelly….

5th Dec chart

DIFFERENT DRUM Linda Ronstadt/Stone Ponies 1 1 2 1
MIRACLES Pet Shop Boys 2 2 4 6
HEY YA Outkast 3 3 6 12
POWERLESS (SAY WHAT YOU WANT) Nelly Furtado 4 4 3 2
TO SIR WITH LOVE Lulu 5 5 1 3
STAND BACK Linus Loves/Sam Obernik 6 6 12 15
IT’S MY LIFE No Doubt 7 7 7 5
ONE MORE CHANCE Michael Jackson 8 8 17 26
MATTHEW AND SON Cat Stevens 9 9 11 11
PEACEMAKER Fleetwood Mac 10 10 18 18

SAND IN MY SHOES Dido 11 11 10 10
CHOCOLATE Kylie Minogue 12 12 22 8
YOU SEND ME Sam Cooke 13 13 33
SUPERSTAR Jamelia 14 14 13 14
STATE OF MIND Holly Valance 15 15 20 23
HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART? The Bee Gees 16 16 21 21
MAD WORLD Michael Andrews/Gary Jules 17 17 15 27
YOU DON’T KNOW MY NAME Alicia Keys 18 18 8 13
STEP IN THE NAME OF LOVE/ THOIA THONG R Kelly 19 19 23 16
LIFE FOR RENT Dido 20 20 19 19

VIVA LAS VEGAS Elvis Presley 21 21 16 29
HURT Johnny Cash 22 22 25 25
SEXED UP Robbie Williams 23 23 35 35
SLOW Kylie Minogue 24 24 24 24
SURRENDER (YOUR LOVE) Javine 25 25 31 34
I’LL SEE IT THROUGH Texas 26 26 26 9
BORN AGAIN Starsailor 27 27 37 49
PLAN A The Dandy Warhols 28 28 32 43
SWING LOW UB40/ United Colours Of Sound 29 29 29 57
THE HARDEST BUTTON TO BUTTON The White Stripes 30 30 43 54

HOW DID YOU KNOW Kurtis Mantronix/ Chamonix 31 31 9 31
LOVE ME RIGHT Angel City feat Lara McAllen 32 32 47 64
MIXED UP WORLD Sophie Ellis-Bextor 33 33 45 45
BILL MCCAI The Coral 34 34 34 51
IF YOU COME TO ME Atomic Kitten 35 35 28 50
LOVE PROFUSION Madonna 36 36 30 28
WATERLOO SUNSET/ NEVER GET OLD David Bowie 37 37 49 52
YOU’RE MY WORLD Cilla Black 38 38 41 41
CHANGE CLOTHES Jay-Z 39 39 27 17
THANK YOU BABY (FOR MAKING SOMEDAY COME SO SOON)! Shania Twain 40 40 44 47

DISTANT DRUMS Jim Reeves 41 41 42 42
HOLE IN THE HEAD Sugababes 42 42 63 74
MAYBE Emma Bunton 43 43 52 67
GET IT TOGETHER Seal 44 44 58 58
STYLE Mis-Teeq 45 45 51 71
ME AGAINST THE MUSIC Britney Spears/ Madonna 46 46 46
TURN ME ON Kevin Lyttle 47 47 67
ARE YOU READY FOR LOVE Elton John 48 48 48 48
WHITE FLAG Dido 49 49 53 53
LEAVE RIGHT NOW Will Young 50 50 36 36

STEP INTO MY OFFICE BABY Belle & Sebastian 51 51
RAIN ON ME Ashanti 52 52
BREATHE Blu Cantrell/ Sean Paul 53 53 56 56
FLIP REVERSE Blazin Squad 54 54
WALK ON BY Dionne Warwick 55 55 55 55
GOOD BOYS Blondie 56 56 59 59
JUMP Girls Aloud 57 57 54 63
SWEET DREAMS MY LA EX Rachel Stevens 58 58 70 75
TROUBLE Pink 59 59
LOST FOR WORDS Ronan Keating 60 60

LUCKY STAR Basement Jaxx/ Dizzee Rascal 61 61
NOT TODAY Mary J. Blige/ Eve 62 62
UP ON THE ROOF The Drifters 63 63
BEAUTIFUL OCCUPATION Travis 64 64 64 44
REFLECTIONS Diana Ross & The Supremes 65 65 65 65
ADDICTED Enrique Iglesias 66 66 66
MANDY Westlife 67 67 62 62
WORLD FILLED WITH LOVE Craig David 68 68
I’M GONNA BE STRONG Gene Pitney 69 69 69 69
TOO LOST IN YOU Sugababes 70 70 68 68

YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW Simply Red 71 71 39 38
SHUT UP Black Eyed Peas 72 72 57 61
GOD ONLY KNOWS Beach Boys 73 73 73 73
I WON’T CHANGE YOU Sophie Ellis-Bextor 74 74 38 22
LADIES NIGHT Atomic Kitten/ Kool & The Gang 75 75 75 39

19th Dec new entries

HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER)/ INSTANT KARMA John & Yoko/ Plastic Ono Band 5 4
CHANGES Kelly & Ozzy Osbourne 14 7
REPTILIA The Strokes 40 32
CHRISTMAS TIME (DON’T LET THE BELLS END) The Darkness 50 46
I’M LOVIN IT Justin Timberlake 60 60
PROPER CRIMBO Bo Selecta 61 40
I’M YOUR MAN Shane Richie 71
THE VOICE WITHIN Christina Aguilera 72 72
FUNKY DORY Rachel Stevens 74

26th Dec new entries

GOOD LUCK Basement Jaxx/ Lisa Kekaula 20
HOMEWARD BOUND Simon & Garfunkel 30
CAN’T DO RIGHT FOR DOING WRONG Erin Rocha 33
HYSTERIA Muse 37
SOMEBODY TO LOVE Boogie Pimps/ Jefferson Airplane 66
THE CLOSEST THING TO CRAZY Katie Melua 70

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2 thoughts on “2003 Charts Month by Month

  1. Hi, John!
    Great No.1 bu Stevie Wonder. Don’t remember most of hits of the time. 2003 was a hard time in my life. So i missed some music gems of that period. Domination of 60’s classic in your chart gives me a clue that the current music scene wasn’t particularly good at the start of 2003.
    Looking forward for further posts, John!

    • Thanks Andrey,
      sorry to hear it was a bad year, it’s difficult to avoid hard years sometime.
      oddly enough 2003 was also a low point in my life too, I caught pneumonia, got really low and was off work some weeks, so I think I was probably seeking comfort in the oldies, as I wasn’t really enjoying the new ones as I lay in my sick bed, really from the end of Tatu finishing it’s run as my number one a couple of months after this…

      That said Junior Senior is a great pop record, and Sleepy Jackson sort of morphed into Empire Of The Sun and Pnau too I think in recent years, but this non-hit is worth searching out if you like George Harrison-sounding pop:) Not to mention Electric Six, Santana/Michelle Branch and t.a.T.U….also great!

      cheers
      john:)

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