My 2004 Charts – May to August

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Me at 46..Puerto de Mogan Gran Canaria

 

May 2004

Another bad month this year as my grandad died suddenly on Bank Holiday Saturday night while I was in London. My parents had driven up to Mansfield to stay with grandma by the time I got home. I went up the following weekend and as I’d already booked a holiday for the middle of May, with a friend who wouldn’t have gone on his own, grandma told me to go rather then the funeral, and instead I went to the memorial service the week after. Didn’t stop me feeling bad though.

That’s why I was again opting for oldies in my charts again, Elton John’s non-UK hit from 1970, the soaring gospel gorgeous Border Song, and The Shadows best record, the lovely Wonderful Land instrumental, the oldest recording to top my chart to that date at 42 years. Finally, the Supremes 60’s classic You Keep Me Hangin’ On topped the chart at the end of the month for the second time (the 80’s was the last time) and their 4th re-issued topper (the Diana Ross line-up) or 5th (for the Mary Wilson line-up). Other oldies from Lou Read (remixed) and Abba (30th anniversary re-issue of Waterloo) join them in the top 10.

Current songs that unfairly got knocked further down the chart: The Rasmus, Sarah McLachlan, Anastacia (2 weeks at 3 with Left Outside Alone, and would otherwise have had a number one), Goldfrapp’s Strict Machine at 9, Usher’s Yeah (at 4), Maroon 5’s This Love at 8, Christina Milian’s Dip It Low with a 3-week run at 4, Jet’s fabulous Are You Gonna Be My Girl (peaked at 2, would have topped the chart), Scissor Sisters Laura (at 7). At least all the oldies kept Lostprophets out of my Top 40, with their least-bad record. They were consistently crap, and it turns out one of them was morally far worse than any of their records.

2nd May Chart

BORDER SONG Elton John 1 7 14 21 21
IF I THOUGHT YOU’D EVER CHANGE YOUR MIND Agnetha Faltskog 2 3 7 14 18
I CLOSE MY EYES AND COUNT TO TEN Dusty Springfield 3 2 2 9 11
DON’T LEAVE HOME Dido 4 11 24 29 33
IN THE SHADOWS The Rasmus 5 5 13 13 13
FALLEN Sarah McLachlan 6 6 11 23 32
LEFT OUTSIDE ALONE Anastacia 7 13 3 3 8
TOXIC Britney Spears 8 17 12 12 16
STRICT MACHINE Goldfrapp 9 9 15 27 28
YEAH Usher/L’il Jon/ Ludacris 10 4 6 11 14

TAKE YOUR MAMA Scissor Sisters 11 16 26 35 44
THIS LOVE Maroon 5 12 12 8 8 12
MATINEE Franz Ferdinand 13 10 16 26 37
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY Ennio Morricone 14 38 56
LONG BLACK VEIL The Stranglers 15 24 27 40 52
f*** IT (I DON’T WANT YOU BACK) Eamon 16 14 10 22 27
NEARER THAN HEAVEN The Delays 17 25 38 43 43
AMAZING George Michael 18 31 41 54 58
YOU WILL BE MY AIN TRUE LOVE Alison Krauss 19 19 19 25 25
NOT IN LOVE Enrique Iglesias/ Kelis 20 26 34 47 56

HOME Simply Red 21 41 45 45 47
SATURDAY NIGHT Bay City Rollers 22 22 22 15 10
THIS DAY The Sleepy Jackson 23 46
HEARTBEAT ACCELERATING Linda Ronstadt 24 32 40 44 49
FLAMBOYANT Pet Shop Boys 25 42 46 59 69
DIP IT LOW Christina Milian 26 8 4 4 4
EVERYBODY’S CHANGING Keane 27 20 20 20 20
TAKE ME OUT Franz Ferdinand 28 28 32 32 35
COMFORTABLY NUMB Scissor Sisters 29 29 31 39 39
LAST TO KNOW Pink 30 21 18 34 51

SINGLE Natasha Bedingfield 31 23 23 19 22
DIFFERENT DRUM Linda Ronstadt/Stone Ponies 32 36 36 36 36
MATTHEW AND SON Cat Stevens 33 35 35 38 38
JUST A LITTLE WHILE Janet Jackson 34 34 51
STRAIGHT AHEAD Tube & Berger/ Chrissie Hynde 35 44 21 33 41
SOMEONE LIKE ME Atomic Kitten 36 48 48 41 29
RELEASE ME Engelbert Humperdinck 37 37 28 28 23
I LIKE IT Narcotic Thrust 38 30 30 30 48
ORPHEUS Ash 39 27 17 24 26
REPTILIA The Strokes 40 43 25 31 42

LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE Jet 41 50 58 72
FOUR TO THE FLOOR Starsailor 42 51 54 68 70
LONESOME Shelby Lynne 43 63
TO SIR WITH LOVE Lulu 44 47 47 52 53
FLAWLESS (GO TO THE CITY) George Michael 45 45 33 17 17
SUPER DUPER LOVE Joss Stone 46 33 29 18 15
IF I AIN’T GOT YOU Alicia Keys 47 67
LOVE WILL COME THROUGH Travis 48 65
SUNRISE Norah Jones 49 70 70
THE MEANING OF LOVE Michelle 50 68

HEY YA Outkast 51 61 53 65 65
DISTANT DRUMS Jim Reeves 52 62 62 62 62
MY BAND D12/ Eminem 53 53 44 56
THE WAY YOU MOVE Outkast/ Sleepy Brown 54 54 63
HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART? The Bee Gees 55 58 61 63 67
YOU’RE MY WORLD Cilla Black 56 57 57 58 59
CHOCOLATE Snow Patrol 57 39 39 53
SHE WANTS TO MOVE NERD 58 55
COME CLEAN Hilary Duff 59 52 52 67
WALK ON BY Dionne Warwick 60 60 60 60 60

CALL OFF THE SEARCH Katie Melua 61
FOR LOVERS Wolfman/ Pete Doherty 62
SAY SOMETHING ANYWAY Bellefire 63 71
YOU’RE GONE Marillion 64 64 64 64
RIDE WIT U Joe/ G-Unit 65 56 43 51
REFLECTIONS Diana Ross & The Supremes 66 66 66 66
CREEPIN’ IN Norah Jones/ Dolly Parton 67
MUSICOLOGY Prince 68 59 59
AERODYNAMIC Kraftwerk 69 69 69
IT’S MY LIFE No Doubt 70

NAUGHTY GIRL Beyonce 71 40 42 61
LOVE IS ONLY A FEELING The Darkness 72
I’M GONNA BE STRONG Gene Pitney 73 74 74 74 74
AIR HOSTESS Busted 74 73 55 55 55
HOLD ON TO OUR LOVE James Fox 75 75 75 73

9th May New Entries

WONDERFUL LAND The Shadows 1 1 1 2
ARE YOU GONNA BE MY GIRL Jet 15 5 2 5
LAURA Scissor Sisters 18 9 7 7
BLOWIN’ ME UP JC Chasez 49 49 49 61
SATELLITE Oceanlab 72 72

16th May New Entries

HAPPY JACK The Who 37 37 31
SHUT UP Black Eyed Peas 50 42 57
SHE’S SO HIGH Kurt Nilsen 65 10 9
KISS OF LIFE Supergrass 67 48 34
SUNNY Boogie Pimps 68 50 45
STOLEN CAR Sting 71 71
LAST THING ON MY MIND Ronan Keating/ LeAnn Rimes 73 57 40

23rd May New Entries

SATELLITE OF LOVE (REMIX) Lou Reid 5 3
WATERLOO Abba 6 24
STORY OF MY LIFE Kristian Leontiou 16 6
WAKE UP (MAKE A MOVE) Lostprophets 46 46
DING DONG SONG Gunther & the Sunshine Girls 69 64
IRISH BLOOD ENGLISH HEART Morrissey 70 30
STAY THE SAME Gabrielle 75

30th May New Entries

YOU KEEP ME HANGIN ON The Supremes 1
MAGIC Nick Drake 19
I DON’T WANNA KNOW Mario Winans/ Enya/ P Diddy 50
OUR LIVES The Calling 54
ROSES Outkast 63
BURN Usher 66
TRICK ME Kelis 68
SUMMER SUNSHINE The Corrs 71
FIT BUT YOU KNOW IT The Streets 72
THE LETTER PJ Harvey 73
DON’T TELL ME Avril Lavigne 75

JUNE 2004

Number Ones this month: a Motown classic from The Supremes at long last tops my chart, I’d known it since I was a nought but a kiddie, and it’s a great record, still the definitive version. Then the danced-up version of Lou Reed’s Satellite Of Love gets to the top 30 years on since I first went a bit mad on the original (but which didn’t qualify to chart oddly). Finally, Will Young gets a chart-topper, his one and only, and it’s none of his famous ones, it’s the delicate Friday’s Child which did the trick. Subtle and lovely.

Bad news for Christina Milian who gets stuck at 3 for most of the month with the good Dip It Low, and Scissor Sisters Laura which peaks at 4. George Michael is Flawless at 8, 22 years into his career, and the very late uncharted great Nick Drake gets a top 20 Magic hit. Natashe Bedingfield gets another Top 10 Single, and Britney’s Number 1 follow-up, the sublime haunting Everything is at 5.

The Divine Comedy get yet another Top 10 hit (in my charts, at least) with their Absent Friends, and Helicopter Girl also flies up to 9 with Angel City. In at 4 from nowhere, though, it’s Polyphonic Spree and Hold Me Now, never as big as it deserved. One of the most unlikely duets? Nancy Sinatra and Morrissey, he even gave away a great song for her new fab album, Let Me Kiss You. The Streets Dry Your Eyes mate, at 14, and that song used in a recent jail parody amusing mini-movie (Drogostea Din Tei) yodels in at 16 just ahead of Bowie’s last material for a decade, Rebel Never gets Old, and sneaking in it’s Pharrell, Maybe, N.E.R.D.

6th July Chart

YOU KEEP ME HANGIN ON The Supremes 1 6 6 7
WONDERFUL LAND The Shadows 2 7 7 11
SATELLITE OF LOVE (REMIX) Lou Reed 3 1 2 2
DIP IT LOW Christina Milian 4 3 3 3
ALLTOGETHERNOW 2004 The Farm 5 5 15 22
FRIDAY’S CHILD Will Young 6 2 1 1
LAURA Scissor Sisters 7 4 8 6
STORY OF MY LIFE Kristian Leontiou 8 8 20 32
YOU WILL BE MY AIN TRUE LOVE Alison Krauss 9 19 31 47
ARE YOU GONNA BE MY GIRL Jet 10 18 23 23

I CLOSE MY EYES AND COUNT TO TEN Dusty Springfield 11 11 11 12
LEFT OUTSIDE ALONE Anastacia 12 20 27 33
FLAWLESS (GO TO THE CITY) George Michael 13 13 13 8
YEAH Usher/L’il Jon/ Ludacris 14 14 18 18
SUPER DUPER LOVE Joss Stone 15 15 17 21
THIS LOVE Maroon 5 16 22 28 35
SHE’S SO HIGH Kurt Nilsen 17 17 21 25
IF I THOUGHT YOU’D EVER CHANGE YOUR MIND Agnetha Faltskog 18 21 25 31
MAGIC Nick Drake 19 12 12 19
RELEASE ME Engelbert Humperdinck 20 28 51

IN THE SHADOWS The Rasmus 21 16 22 24
SINGLE Natasha Bedingfield 22 10 16 17
LAST TO KNOW Pink 23 23 35
TOXIC Britney Spears 24 32 36 46
IRISH BLOOD ENGLISH HEART Morrissey 25 24 24 44
BORDER SONG Elton John 26 31 32 43
HAPPY JACK The Who 27 41
STRICT MACHINE Goldfrapp 28 53 49
ORPHEUS Ash 29 52
I LIKE IT Narcotic Thrust 30 25 42

SATURDAY NIGHT Bay City Rollers 31
FALLEN Sarah McLachlan 32 47
DON’T LEAVE HOME Dido 33 48 55
KISS OF LIFE Supergrass 34 44
SURFING ON A ROCKET Air 35 62
DIFFERENT DRUM Linda Ronstadt/Stone Ponies 36 37 37 41
CINNAMON GIRL Prince 37 51
MATTHEW AND SON Cat Stevens 38 39 39 42
TAKE ME OUT Franz Ferdinand 39 49 53 55
LAST THING ON MY MIND Ronan Keating/ LeAnn Rimes 40 35 47

EVERYBODY’S CHANGING Keane 41 34 44 71
COMFORTABLY NUMB Scissor Sisters 42 42 45 48
NEARER THAN HEAVEN The Delays 43 33 43 51
f*** IT (I DON’T WANT YOU BACK) Eamon 44
WATERLOO Abba 45
REPTILIA The Strokes 46 55 65 65
STRAIGHT AHEAD Tube & Berger/ Chrissie Hynde 47 56 66
SATELLITE Oceanlab 48 43 63
SURRENDER Lasgo 49 65
I DON’T WANNA KNOW Mario Winans/ Enya/ P Diddy 50 36 62

TAKE YOUR MAMA Scissor Sisters 51 64
LONG BLACK VEIL The Stranglers 52 27 41 53
SOMEONE LIKE ME Atomic Kitten 53
OUR LIVES The Calling 54
EVERYTHING Britney Spears 55 9 5 5
WASH IN THE RAIN The Bees 56 45
ROSES Outkast 57 54 54 27
TO SIR WITH LOVE Lulu 58 58 60 63
YOU’RE MY WORLD Cilla Black 59 59 59 62
TRICK ME Kelis 60 60 34 34

WALK ON BY Dionne Warwick 61 61 61 61
WAKE UP (MAKE A MOVE) Lostprophets 62
DISTANT DRUMS Jim Reeves 63 63 64 64
DING DONG SONG Gunther & the Sunshine Girls 64
MATINEE Franz Ferdinand 65
SUNNY Boogie Pimps 66
HEARTBEAT ACCELERATING Linda Ronstadt 67
COME AS YOU ARE Beverley Knight 68 29 29 20
FLAMBOYANT Pet Shop Boys 69
THIS DAY The Sleepy Jackson 70 46 46

AMAZING George Michael 71
HEY YA Outkast 72
ON MY KNEES The 411/ Ghostface Killa 73 72 72
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ Bobby Womack 74 68 40 40
99 PROBLEMS Jay-Z 75

13th June New Entries

CRICKETS SING FOR ANA-MARIA Emma Bunton 26 26 26
WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM Agnetha Faltskog 30 10 10
WORLD ON FIRE Sarah McLachlan 38 33 28
CHOCOLATE Kylie Minogue 40 19 15
ABSENT FRIENDS The Divine Comedy 50 14 9
LOVE COMES AGAIN Tiesto/ BT 57 57 57
EVERYBODY’S FOOL Evanescence 66 30 30
OBVIOUSLY McFly 67 67 67
BUBBLIN’ Blue 69 69 69
NEVER FELT LIKE THIS BEFORE Shaznay Lewis 70 70 60
ANGEL CITY Helicopter Girl 71 9 13
SING FOR ABSOLUTION Muse 73
LAST DROP Kevin Lyttle 74 56 56
TALK ABOUT OUR LOVE Brandy/ Kanye West 75 RE 59

20th June new entries

HOLD ME NOW Polyphonic Spree 4 4
LET ME KISS YOU Nancy Sinatra & Morrissey 38 38
DRY YOUR EYES The Streets 48 14
ALL NITE (DON’T STOP) Janet Jackson 49 45
PUSHIN’ ME OUT D-Side 50 58
LOLA’S THEME Shapeshifters 52 52
MASS DESTRUCTION Faithless 58 36
IN & OUT Speedway 68
NOW WE ARE FREE Gladiator/ Izzy 71
TAKE MY HAND Jurgen Vries 73
MISREAD Kings Of Convenience 74
CH-CHECK IT OUT Beastie Boys 75 73

27th June new entries

DROGOSTEA DIN TEI O-Zone 16
REBEL NEVER GETS OLD David Bowie 29
SOME GIRLS Rachel Stevens 37
BEST OF MY LOVE Javine 39
WALK IDIOT WALK The Hives 50
GOLDEN TOUCH Razorlight 54
LIGHT IN YOUR EYES Sheryl Crow 66
CANNONBALL Damien Rice 68
FORCA Nelly Furtado 70
TOUCH ME (ALL NIGHT LONG) Angel City 72
I LOVE U CAUSE I HAVE TO Dogs Die In Hot Cars 74
MAYBE N.E.R.D. 75

JULY 2004

Britney gets her 4th and final Number One with the gorgeous Everytime, though Will Young’s gorgeous Friday’s Child pops back up again too before Anastacia’s Sick And Tired goes one higher than I’m Outta Love to give her a chart-topper. Hmmm. All gay icons on top…..

Kylie gets to 9 with some Chocolate, 16 years of hits, while Nancy & Morrissey go top 10 for 33 years and 21 years of hits each. That’s over half a century! But that’s not all, Nancy Sinatra is also back with Lee Hazelwood 33 years since their last new duet charted, with the whimsical Is making A Little Love Out Of The Question. Morrissey’s also back with his best single in a decade, First Of The Gang To Die at 26.

Shaznay Lewis, meanwhile, brings another Top 10 for ex-All Saints acts, and Shapeshifter’s excellent Lola’s Theme sits at 2.

4th July Charts

EVERYTIME Britney Spears 1 2 5 3
FRIDAY’S CHILD Will Young 2 1 4 4
SATELLITE OF LOVE (REMIX) Lou Reed 3 3 3 5
HOLD ME NOW Polyphonic Spree 4 4 6 6
DIP IT LOW Christina Milian 5 8 12 20
SICK AND TIRED Anastacia 6 5 1 1
DROGOSTEA DIN TEI O-Zone 7 7 17 23
FLAWLESS (GO TO THE CITY) George Michael 8 11 15 15
ABSENT FRIENDS The Divine Comedy 9 9 19 22
YOU KEEP ME HANGIN ON The Supremes 10 10 11 11

LAURA Scissor Sisters 11 16 16 19
I CLOSE MY EYES AND COUNT TO TEN Dusty Springfield 12 12 13 13
ANGEL CITY Helicopter Girl 13 13 14 14
WONDERFUL LAND The Shadows 14 21 23 27
CHOCOLATE Kylie Minogue 15 15 9 21
WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM Agnetha Faltskog 16 25 31 31
BEST OF MY LOVE Javine 17 17 26 12
LET ME KISS YOU/ ANYWAY YOU CAN Nancy Sinatra & Morrissey 18 18 18 8
NEVER FELT LIKE THIS BEFORE Shaznay Lewis 19 14 8 7
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ Bobby Womack 20 24 32 52

LOLA’S THEME Shapeshifters 21 6 2 2
CRICKETS SING FOR ANA-MARIA Emma Bunton 22 32 49 49
ROSES Outkast 23 22 27 35
SOME GIRLS Rachel Stevens 24 19 10 10
YEAH Usher/L’il Jon/ Ludacris 25 33 35 48
SINGLE Natasha Bedingfield 26 34 53
ARE YOU GONNA BE MY GIRL Jet 27 38 34 34
WORLD ON FIRE Sarah McLachlan 28 28 40 40
REBEL NEVER GETS OLD David Bowie 29 29 39
IS MAKING A LITTLE LOVE OUT OF THE QUESTION Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood 30 30 30 18

MAGIC Nick Drake 31 44 54
DRY YOUR EYES The Streets 32 43 43 57
COME AS YOU ARE Beverley Knight 33 36 44 56
IN THE SHADOWS The Rasmus 34 51 57 71
ALL RIGHT NOW Lemonescent 35 35 29 42
LEFT OUTSIDE ALONE Anastacia 36 52 60 61
THIS LOVE Maroon 5 37 37 37 39
IF I THOUGHT YOU’D EVER CHANGE YOUR MIND Agnetha Faltskog 38 46 52 60
PUSHIN’ ME OUT D-Side 39 54 63
WALK IDIOT WALK The Hives 40 40 36 46

DIFFERENT DRUM Linda Ronstadt/Stone Ponies 41 41 41 41
MATTHEW AND SON Cat Stevens 42 42 42 43
BORDER SONG Elton John 43 45 45 45
ALLTOGETHERNOW 2004 The Farm 44
SHE’S SO HIGH Kurt Nilsen 45 69
STORY OF MY LIFE Kristian Leontiou 46 55 72
TRICK ME Kelis 47 47 47 58
GOLDEN TOUCH Razorlight 48 48 64
MASS DESTRUCTION Faithless 49 56
FORCA Nelly Furtado 50 50 50 38

SUPER DUPER LOVE Joss Stone 51 66
EVERYBODY’S FOOL Evanescence 52 72
PUSH UP Freestylers 53 53 46 64
COMFORTABLY NUMB Scissor Sisters 54 59 59 68
TOXIC Britney Spears 55 64 73 74
STRICT MACHINE Goldfrapp 56
ALL NITE (DON’T STOP) Janet Jackson 57 57
OBVIOUSLY McFly 58 70 58
TALK ABOUT OUR LOVE Brandy/ Kanye West 59 26 20 16
BUBBLIN’ Blue 60 58 38 33

WALK ON BY Dionne Warwick 61 61 61 62
YOU’RE MY WORLD Cilla Black 62 62 62 63
WHEN YOU GET OUT OF JAIL Fried 63 63
TO SIR WITH LOVE Lulu 64 65 65 67
I LOVE U CAUSE I HAVE TO Dogs Die In Hot Cars 65 27 25 32
LET’S GET IT STARTED Black Eyed Peas 66 31 22 25
BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS V 67 67 67
MAYBE N.E.R.D. 68 60 48 53
WITH YOU Jessica Simpson 69 68 68
INSANIA Peter Andre 70

WILD BOYS Phixx 71
TOUCH ME (ALL NIGHT LONG) Angel City 72 71 71
BOOKS Belle & Sebastian 73
WOO HOO The 5678’s 74 73 69 59
THE BOTTLE Paul Weller 75

11th July new entries

THAT’S ALRIGHT MAMA Elvis Presley 20 7 9
GOOD LUCK Basement Jaxx/ Lisa Kekaula 23 21 17
LAST DROP Kevin Lyttle 39 51 51
THE SHOW Girls Aloud 49 33 30
WHAT AM I TO YOU? Norah Jones 74 74 65
CALIFORNIA Lenny Kravitz 75

18th July new entries

GEORGIA ON MY MIND Ray Charles 24 24
LONG TRAIN RUNNING Doobie Brothers 28 28
SEE IT IN A BOY’S EYES Jamelia 55 55
THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO Busted 56 36
CANNONBALL Damien Rice 66
HAPPY Max Sedgley 70
THE REASON Hoobastank 75

25th July new entries

FIRST OF THE GANG TO DIE Morrissey 26
SPITTING GAMES Snow Patrol 29
CRY Kealer 37
BEYOND THE SEA Bobby Darin 44
IN & OUT Speedway 47
HOW ‘BOUT I LOVE YOU MORE Mull Historical Society 50
ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE Counting Crows 54
CALL U SEXY Vs 66
DON’T HURT YOURSELF Marillion 69
ONE PERFECT SUNRISE Orbital 70
WON’T GIVE IN The Finn Brothers 72
TIPSY J-Kwon 73
THESE WORDS Natasha Bedingfield 75

AUGUST 2004

A Motown double-sided reissue campaign dominates my charts this month, knocking off Anastacia, who’s mighty Sick And Tired of it – but I don’t care, that BRILLIANT Isley Brothers pair of classics, This Old Heart Of Mine and Behind A Painted Smile get a 3rd chart run, from the 60’s, 1976 (when they hit the top together) and returning to Number 1 23 years later. Smile needs to be heard LOUD in a club, so exciting. Bung in 2 Four Tops classics at 3, Jimmy Ruffin at 8, Temptations at 15, Smokey Robinson at 25, Stevie Wonder 29, Edwin Starr at 12, Martha Reeves at 17, The Supremes at 3, and most of all, the Northern Soul double-pairing R. Dean Taylor classics There’s A Ghost In My House and Gotta See Jane, both returning to the top spot 30 years on, even though they were 60’s tracks and R. Dean was white, they hit the spot.

Yet more oldies, though, as the Big O gets an instant hits album number one, as the timeless It’s Over grabs 2 weeks on top 44 years late. If you ever want a break-up record to express how miserable you feel – play this loudly and cry along with it. Awesome! All these oldies, of course, mean contemporary records suffer much lower chart peaks, sadly, but there’s still plenty to mention:

Nancy Sinatra is back with Morrissey at 8, on his Let Me Kiss You, so good he released his own version after nancy unfairly didn’t get that comeback hit she deserved – this was her first new material to chart in an incredible 28 years. Morrissey, to double the unfairness of it all, would have had his first chart-topper with his best record in a decade, First Of The Gang To Die, first track off his terrif album, just as Nancy’s was off her terrif album. 4’s not bad, but what a pity, as he’s yet to top my chart. Nancy, meanwhile, is back with Lee Hazelwood on the album, and at 16 in my chart, cos he did all her classic records, bar one.

Natasha Bedingfield has These Words at 10, and shockingly Brian McFadden gets to 3 with the forgotten Real To Me, and that’s higher than any Westlife record. Dido’s Sand In My Shoes is ingrained (ouch!) at 5, it’s a great catchy pop track, while Maroon 5 meander in the 30’s. My advice is do a duet with Christina Aguilera! Straight in at 7, it’s the brilliant Jesus Walks, Kanye West at his best, and I’m shocked to see Kasabian at 45. Crikey is it really 10 years they’ve been having hits! Wow!

2nd August chart

THIS OLD HEART OF MINE/ BEHIND THE PAINTED SMILE The Isley Brothers 1 4 9 20 33
SICK AND TIRED Anastacia 2 2 3 5 6
REACH OUT I’LL BE THERE/ BERNADETTE The Four Tops 3 3 6 13 21
LOLA’S THEME Shapeshifters 4 5 5 6 11
GEORGIA ON MY MIND Ray Charles 5 9 22 43 56
EVERYTIME Britney Spears 6 12 13 14 18
FRIDAY’S CHILD Will Young 7 11 11 11 14
LET ME KISS YOU/ ANYWAY YOU CAN Nancy Sinatra & Morrissey 8 8 14 16 20
BEST OF MY LOVE Javine 9 21 29 52 62
FIRST OF THE GANG TO DIE Morrissey 10 10 7 4 4

HOLD ME NOW Polyphonic Spree 11 16 21 27 43
NEVER FELT LIKE THIS BEFORE Shaznay Lewis 12 22 32 59
TALK ABOUT OUR LOVE Brandy/ Kanye West 13 27 39 49 64
ANGEL CITY Helicopter Girl 14 14 18 25 36
YOU KEEP ME HANGIN ON The Supremes 15 26 41 41 41
IS MAKING A LITTLE LOVE OUT OF THE QUESTION Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood 16 15 15 15 19
FLAWLESS (GO TO THE CITY) George Michael 17 17 17 21 39
DROGOSTEA DIN TEI O-Zone 18 18 26 33 49
LAURA Scissor Sisters 19 19 19 22 27
SOME GIRLS Rachel Stevens 20 31 37 46 63

I CLOSE MY EYES AND COUNT TO TEN Dusty Springfield 21 24 31 32 34
ABSENT FRIENDS The Divine Comedy 22 34 48 57 65
CHOCOLATE Kylie Minogue 23 23 23 28 44
SPITTING GAMES Snow Patrol 24 20 20 18 31
THAT’S ALRIGHT MAMA Elvis Presley 25 42 52
WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKENHEARTED/FAREWELL IS A LONELY SOUND Jimmy Ruffin 26 13 10 8 8
SATELLITE OF LOVE (REMIX) Lou Reed 27 45 45 51 61
LONG TRAIN RUNNING Doobie Brothers 28 6 8 31 53
LET’S GET IT STARTED Black Eyed Peas 29 46 54 69
ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE Counting Crows 30 30 30 55

DIP IT LOW Christina Milian 31 50 50 56 60
BUBBLIN’ Blue 32 32 42 65
CRY Kealer 33 29 24 24 24
THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO Busted 34 36 36 61 67
MY GIRL/ AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG The Temptations 35 35 34 30 15
THE SHOW Girls Aloud 36 51 59 70
I LOVE YOU ‘CAUSE I HAVE TO Dogs Die In Hot Cars 37 43 62
FORCA Nelly Furtado 38 62
TEARS OF A CLOWN/ TRACKS OF MY TEARS Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 39 37 33 29 25
WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM Agnetha Faltskog 40 55 66

WONDERFUL LAND The Shadows 41 41 44 44 47
DIFFERENT DRUM Linda Ronstadt/Stone Ponies 42 44 46 48 51
GOOD LUCK Basement Jaxx/ Lisa Kekaula 43 47 49
BEYOND THE SEA Bobby Darin 44 64
ARE YOU GONNA BE MY GIRL Jet 45 58 64 75
MATTHEW AND SON Cat Stevens 46 49 51 53 55
IN & OUT Speedway 47 70
THESE WORDS Natasha Bedingfield 48 28 16 10 10
THIS LOVE Maroon 5 49 59 72 72 72
HOW ‘BOUT I LOVE YOU MORE Mull Historical Society 50 40 53 67

BORDER SONG Elton John 51 53 61
ROSES Outkast 52
ALL RIGHT NOW Lemonescent 53 63
YEAH Usher/L’il Jon/ Ludacris 54 65 69 74 74
LAST DROP Kevin Lyttle 55
CRICKETS SING FOR ANA-MARIA Emma Bunton 56
WORLD ON FIRE Sarah McLachlan 57 39 47 47 57
TRICK ME Kelis 58 65
DON’T HURT YOURSELF Marillion 59 38 43 62
IF I THOUGHT YOU’D EVER CHANGE YOUR MIND Agnetha Faltskog 60 61

LEFT OUTSIDE ALONE Anastacia 61 69
DRY YOUR EYES The Streets 62
SEE IT IN A BOY’S EYES Jamelia 63 57 57 66
WALK IDIOT WALK The Hives 64
CALL U SEXY Vs 65
WOO HOO The 5678’s 66 54 71
MAYBE N.E.R.D. 67
COMFORTABLY NUMB Scissor Sisters 68 72
1980″ Estelle 69 60 58 54 58
ONE PERFECT SUNRISE Orbital 70

TIPSY J-Kwon 71
WON’T GIVE IN The Finn Brothers 72 56 56 26 26
END OF THE WORLD The Cure 73 73
STARCROSSED Ash 74 68 68
FLY Matt Goss 75 25 25 35 54

8th August new entries

THERE’S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE/ GOTTA SEE JANE R. Dean Taylor 1 2 2 1
REAL TO ME Brian McFadden 7 4 3 9
DANCING IN THE STREET/ FORGET ME NOT Martha Reeves & The Vandellas 33 27 19 17
BABY LOVE/ WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO The Supremes 48 12 9 3
LEAVE (GET OUT) Jojo 52 28 23 13
CANNONBALL Damien Rice 66 63
LOVE WON’T LET YOU DOWN Swing Out Sister 67 67
SHINING Kristian Leontiou 71 60 58 35
LOVE IS GONNA GET YA Macy Gray 74
DON’T WALK AWAY Javine 75 55 39 28

15th August new entries

IT’S OVER Roy Orbison 1 1 2
SAND IN MY SHOES Dido 35 17 5
SHE WILL BE LOVED Maroon 5 38 37 37
IS IT COS I’M COOL? Mousse T/ Emma Lanford 40 40 30
WHATEVER I CHOOSE I LOSE Fried 70 50 23
BEDSHAPED Keane 73 73 38
GET UP STAND UP Stellar Project/ Brandi Emma 74 68
SUNSHINE Duran Duran 75 60 22

22nd August new entries

JESUS WALKS Kanye West 7 7
WAR Edwin Starr 12 12
HELP YOURSELF Amy Winehouse 34 42
YESTER-ME YESTER-YOU YESTERDAY/ UPTIGHT Stevie Wonder 36 29
UP AND DOWN Scent 38 48
WALK AWAY RENEE/ I CAN’T HELP MYSELF The Four Tops 42 32
LSF Kasabian 45 45
PAPA WAS A ROLLING STONE/ CLOUD 9 The Temptations 63 59
I WANT YOU BACK/ DOCTOR MY EYES Jackson 5 64 50
MORE MORE MORE Rachel Stevens 71 71

29th August new entries

FREE Beth Nielsen Chapman 16
PUT ‘EM HIGH Stonebridge/ Therese 40
OPEN ROAD Bryan Adams 46
NEHEMIAH Hope Of The States 52
I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE/WHAT’S GOING ON Marvin Gaye 66
WE ARE Ana Johnsson 68
MICHAEL Franz Ferdinand 69
WISHING ON A STAR Paul Weller 70
LEAVING NEW YORK REM 73
HOW COME D12/ Eminem 75

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