My 1999 Charts – March & April

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MARCH 1999

Back to the old format as I’m even further behind postings. Doh!

Anyways, Britney rules. Pure pop on top. It’s a great pop record. As is advert-pushed Andy Williams Music To watch Girls By and the anthemic Can;t Take My Eyes Off You, originally a Frankie Valli & Four Seasons song, covered by Andy, Pets Shop Boys, and hosts of others. Deservedly Andy’s return to the top spot, first since 1970’s Home Lovin’ Man. Classic crooner of the highest order. Final number one of the month is arguably the best record of the 90’s, just stunning, life-affirming, vitriolic, urgent, and introducing Greg whatsisname as a great songwriter, the New Radicals You Get What You Give. He instantly gave up being a pop star and let others get the limelight with his songs. Dude!

Roxette keep the Top 10 entries a-coming, a decade on, ditto Madonna 15 years on, while Martine McCutcheon announces her brief presence with a great ballad.
New entries from Travis, quietly announcing a good run of melodic singles, Suzi Quatro returning with Orbital (!!) after a long gap of over a decade, and an upstart rapper called Eminem name-checks himself something rotten, and in good humour. Wonder what happened to him. Mostly though it’s bland fair for the most part till the last week of the month for new stuff, and Fatboy Slim popping in with their best record, Texas proving they still had it bouncing in at 12, and Lou Reed finally charting the epic Satellite Of Love at 2. I was obviously 5 years ahead of the game there, albeit not in remix form…

7th March Chart

BABY ONE MORE TIME Britney Spears 1 5 7 7
STRONG Robbie Williams 2 2 2 4
ERASE/REWIND Cardigans 3 3 5 5
CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU/MUSIC TO WATCH GIRLS BY Andy Williams 4 1 3 3
YOU DON’T KNOW ME Armand Van Helden 5 12 13 15
LULLABY Shawn Mullins 6 8 6 11
IT’S NOT RIGHT BUT IT’S OK Whitney Houston 7 6 8 8
I WANT YOU BACK N’Sync 8 7 11 14
FLY AWAY Lenny Kravitz 9 17 17 17
AS George Michael/ Mary J. Blige 10 13 16 18

EX-FACTOR Lauryn Hill 11 19 19 19
BORN TO BE WILD Steppenwolf 12 16 18 20
YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE New Radicals 13 4 1 1
WISH I COULD FLY Roxette 14 10 12 10
TENDER Blur 15 15 15 21
JOINING YOU Alanis Morissette 16 14 14 27
STRONG ENOUGH Cher 17 20 20 16
CRAZY Lucid 18 24 26 35
PRETTY FLY (FOR A WHITE GUY) Offspring 19 26 28 36
NOTHING REALLY MATTERS Madonna 20 9 9 9

MARIA Blondie 21 27 24 33
BUSES AND TRAINS Bacholer Girl 22 22 32 66
PRAISE YOU Fat Boy Slim 23 25 25 26
MYSTIKAL MACHINE GUN Kula Shaker 24 34 55
LOVE SHACK B52’s 25 31 31 43
BOY YOU KNOCK ME OUT Tatyana Ali/ Will Smith 26 33 38 53
DEAD FROM THE WAIST DOWN Catatonia 27 18 10 13
NATIONAL EXPRESS Divine Comedy 28 30 34 49
ANYTHING BUT DOWN Sheryl Crow 29 52
BELIEVE Cher 30 23 23 25

ONE WEEK Barenaked Ladies 31 32 46 58
TEQUILA Terrorvision 32 40 48 56
WHEN YOU’RE GONE Bryan Adams/ Melanie C 33 39 47 55
RUNAWAY Corrs 34 47 60 69
CAN’T GET ENOUGH Soul Searcher 35 54
TONITE Supercar 36 38 49 59
PERFECT MOMENT Martine McCutcheon 37 11 4 6
ANGELS Robbie Williams 38 42 42 42
WILD WOOD Paul Weller 39 41 41 41
WRITTEN IN THE STARS Elton John/ LeAnn Rimes 40 35 58

NO REGRETS Robbie Williams 41 46 57 65
PROTECT YOUR MIND (FOR THE LOVE OF A PRINCESS) DJ Sakin & Friends 42 74
CALIFORNIA DREAMING/MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas & The Papas 43 21 21 23
BABY NOW THAT I’VE FOUND YOU Foundations 44 44 44 44
THE POWER OF GOODBYE Madonna 45 45 45 52
1999″ Prince 46 51 51 51
AT MY MOST BEAUTIFUL REM 47 37 22 39
YOU STOLE THE SUN FROM MY HEART Manic Street Preachers 48 48 56 38
WHEN I GROW UP Garbage 49 59 73
BOYS OF SUMMER Don Henley 50 50 50 50

WHAT IT’S LIKE Everlast 51 60
MIAMI Will Smith 52 56 59 63
WESTSIDE TQ 53
CHANGES 2-Pac 54 68 68 68
GOOD LIFE (BUENA VIDA) Inner City 55 58 65
PERMANENT TEARS Eagle-Eye Cherry 56 65
STOLEN CAR Beth Orton 57 57
QUANDO QUANDO QUANDO Engelbert Humperdinck 58 67 71 71
ENJOY YOURSELF A+ 59
BETCHA CAN’T WAIT E-17 60 28 27 54

DANCING QUEEN / EAGLE Abba 61 61 61 61
MISS ME BLIND Culture Club 62
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING Righteous Brothers 63 63 63 64
DUMB Beautiful South 64 64 64 72
THE MASTERPLAN Oasis 65
NO SCRUBS TLC 66 55 33 28
HONEY TO THE B Billie 67 49 40 30
IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT Manic Street Preachers 68 70 70 74
MILLENIUM Robbie Williams 69 69 69 70
A TOUCH OF LOVE Cleopatra 70

HUMAN BEINGS Seal 71
BETTER BEST FORGOTTEN Steps 72 36 35 31
SOBER Jennifer Paige 73 73
JUST LOOKING Stereophonics 74 72 72
WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH… Boyzone 75 75

14th March new entries

THANK ABBA FOR THE MUSIC Supertroupers 29 29 29
MADE IT BACK ’99 Beverley Knight 43 39 46
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD Alison Moyet 53 53
BLAME IT ON THE WEATHERMAN B*Witched 62 43 34
THE WAY IT GOES Status Quo 66
HOW LONG’S A TEAR TAKE TO DRY Beautiful South 71 66 40

21st March new entries

WRITING TO REACH YOU Travis 30 24
TURN AROUND Phats & Small 36 22
STYLE Orbital/ Suzi Quatro 37 48
YOU GOTTA BE ’99 Des’ree 52 45
JUMP JIVE AN’ WAIL Brian Setzer Orchestra 54 32
EL PARAISO RICO Deetah 62 62
MY NAME IS.. Eminem 67 47
REAL LIFE Bon Jovi 74 67
RUST Echo & The Bunnymen 75 57

28th March new entries

SATELLITE OF LOVE Lou Reed 2
IN OUR LIFETIME Texas 12
DAY IN DAY OUT Feeder 37
MY LOVE Kele Le Roc 60
RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW Fatboy Slim 73
WHY DON’T YOU GET A JOB Offspring 75

 

APRIL 1999 Charts

Another week on top for the awesome New Radicals, but it was Abba revival that overwhelmed my charts in the second week, headed by SOS at 1 for 2 weeks. One of Abba’s major classics, for some inexplicable reason it failed to make my Top 10 first time round – justice at last, giving Abba a complete run of official topping singles from SOS through to Thank You For The Music. Why the Abba invasion? 25th Anniversary of Waterloo at Eurovision and repackages and re-issues of albums and singles which allowed uncharted tracks to debut, plus SOS (I bent the rules for one occasion, for only Abba).

The other chart-topper is Texas, band of the moment, with a great single, while Top 10 acts included Catatonia and Cardigans with fab singles, Martine McCutcheon having a perfect moment – it was all downhill from here. The Offspring have another great single, and manage to grab a slot amongst all the Abba tracks. Lower down, and worth mentioning, TLC’s well-known No Scrubs, Bryan Adams singles career coming towards it’s conclusion, perennials UB40, and Westlife getting into my Top 40. Not often they did that, Swear It Again being one of their least-forgettable UK number ones, excepting those one might prefer to forget….

4th April Chart

YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE New Radicals 1 2 3 4
YOU DON’T KNOW ME Armand Van Helden 2 9 9 16
BABY ONE MORE TIME Britney Spears 3 5 10 13
DEAD FROM THE WAIST DOWN Catatonia 4 7 5 9
SATELLITE OF LOVE Lou Reed 5 16 23 28
IN OUR LIFETIME Texas 6 6 4 1
ERASE/REWIND Cardigans 7 18 21 27
CAN’T TAKE MY EYES../MUSIC TO WATCH../IT’S SO EASY Andy Williams 8 23 26 34
STRONG Robbie Williams 9 12 17 24
IT’S NOT RIGHT BUT IT’S OK Whitney Houston 10 19 19 20

LULLABY Shawn Mullins 11 14 24 31
PERFECT MOMENT Martine McCutcheon 12 11 11 5
WISH I COULD FLY Roxette 13 25 20 25
NOTHING REALLY MATTERS Madonna 14 27 42 55
WHY DON’T YOU GET A JOB Offspring 15 15 8 8
MADE IT BACK ’99 Beverley Knight 16 13 13 23
FLY AWAY Lenny Kravitz 17 28 30 42
TURN AROUND Phats & Small 18 21 25 44
NO SCRUBS TLC 19 22 18 18
BLAME IT ON THE WEATHERMAN B*Witched 20 30 22 17

BORN TO BE WILD Steppenwolf 21 31 31 38
MY NAME IS.. Eminem 22 38 38 29
THANK ABBA FOR THE MUSIC B*Witched, Billie, Cleopatra, Steps, Tina Cousins 23 33 47 67
TENDER Blur 24 43 53 72
I WANT YOU BACK N’Sync 25 45 60 70
CALIFORNIA DREAMING/MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas & The Papas 26 32 35 40
STRONG ENOUGH Cher 27 44 32 46
HONEY TO THE BEE Billie 28 35 43 50
BELIEVE Cher 29 47 51 60
EX-FACTOR Lauryn Hill 30 42 46 54

BETTER BEST FORGOTTEN Steps 31 48
JUMP JIVE AN’ WAIL Brian Setzer Orchestra 32 61
RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW Fatboy Slim 33 26 16 7
AS George Michael/ Mary J. Blige 34 57 48 56
PRAISE YOU Fat Boy Slim 35 56 66
YOU GOTTA BE ’99 Des’ree 36 41 56 73
BE ALONE NO MORE Another Level 37 37 45 26
WRITING TO REACH YOU Travis 38 73
AT MY MOST BEAUTIFUL REM 39 65
PRETTY FLY (FOR A WHITE GUY) Offspring 40 62

TEQUILA Terrorvision 41 49 59 75
DAY IN DAY OUT Feeder 42 72
WILD WOOD Paul Weller 43 51 54 58
BABY NOW THAT I’VE FOUND YOU Foundations 44 53 55 57
ANGELS Robbie Williams 45 54 58 64
MARIA Blondie 46 71
CRAZY Lucid 47 69
JOINING YOU Alanis Morissette 48
EL PARAISO RICO Deetah 49 36 29 22
BOYS OF SUMMER Don Henley 50 52 52 52

LOVE SHACK B52’s 51
1999″ Prince 52 60 74
HOW LONG’S A TEAR TAKE TO DRY Beautiful South 53
COLOUR THE WORLD Sash!/ Dr. Alban 54 39 36 51
NATIONAL EXPRESS Divine Comedy 55 66 71
THE POWER OF GOODBYE Madonna 56 64 70
YOU STOLE THE SUN FROM MY HEART Manic Street Preachers 57
FLOWERZ Armand Van Helden 58 58 61 33
WITCH DOCTOR Cartoons 59 59 49 49
MY LOVE Kele Le Roc 60 46

DANCING QUEEN / EAGLE Abba 61
ONE WEEK Barenaked Ladies 62
WHEN YOU’RE GONE Bryan Adams/ Melanie C 63
KILLIN TIME Tina Cousins 64 63
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING Righteous Brothers 65 68 68 68
MIAMI Will Smith 66 70
BOY YOU KNOCK ME OUT Tatyana Ali/ Will Smith 67
STYLE Orbital/ Suzi Quatro 68
TONITE Supercar 69
TABOO Glamma Kid/ Shola Ama 70 67 63 61

MILLENIUM Robbie Williams 71
RUNAWAY Corrs 72
CHANGES 2-Pac 73
IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT Manic Street Preachers 74
ELECTRICITY Suede 75 62 62

11th April new entries

SOS Abba 1 1 2
THAT’S ME/ DANCING QUEEN Abba 3 2 3
SHOULD I LAUGH OR CRY Abba 4 6 6
HONEY HONEY/ RING RING (original) Abba 8 12 19
I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU Abba 10 15 21
THE VISITORS Abba 17 7 11
WATERLOO (Swedish version) Abba 20 28 41
I’M A MARIONETTE Abba 24 14 12
THE PIPER Abba 29 27 10
PEOPLE NEED LOVE Abba 34 44 45
SHOWER YOUR LOVE Kula Shaker 40 41 32
CLOUD #9 Bryan Adams 50 40 14
REAL LIFE Bon Jovi 55
FLAT BEAT Mr. Oizo 74
GIRLFRIEND/BOYFRIEND Blackstreet/ Janet jackson 75 65 65

18th April new entries

THE TRAIN IS COMING UB40 33 15
LOVE ON LOVE Candi Staton 34 43
LOVE OF A LIFETIME Honeyz 37 37
THAT DON’T IMPRESS ME MUCH Shania Twain 39 35
I STILL BELIEVE Mariah Carey 50 69
BEAT MAMA Cast 57 30
LA MUSICA Ruff Driverz Present Arrola 64 47
RED ALERT Basement Jaxx 67 53
FILL HER UP Gene 69
LET ME LET GO Faith Hill 72 63
EVERY TIME IT RAINS Ace Of Base 73
IS NOTHING SACRED Meatloaf/ Patti Russo 75

25th April new entries

111 WISHES Terrorvision 36
SWEAR IT AGAIN Westlife 39
HURT ME SO BAD Lulu 48
GEORGIE PORGIE Eric Benet/ Faith Evans 59
BADA BADA SCHWING Freddie Fresh 66
VIVID Electronic 71
CANNED HEAT Jamiroquai 74

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