2013 charts Part 3 – Sept to Dec

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It’s a return to number one for Calvin Harris with his great dance track (don’t understand why it’s dropping so fast in the UK charts, it’s his best record!), just ahead of poor Leona Lewis, the bridesmaid once more with the only fresh-sounding Christmas song after the event. SO going to be a perennial classic! Meanwhile Christmas songs drop like flies and out, for the most part.

Highest (Re-) entry is the wonderful F.U.R.S. all very 80’s Smiths and a bit 90’s Suede-ish. Wonder why….. cool.gif (google for the answer) ** highest first-timer is Broken Bells, their second Top 20 hit ** The Rolling Stones get another 60’s classic into my Top 10 (not unusual!), while Olly jumps suddenly for yet another Top 10 hit (not unusual either!) ** Imagine Dragons get their 5th Top 40 hit, I think, 12 months on from topping my chart, while Pharrell looks to top the UK chart 7 or so months after hitting my Top 40. Hey, I’ve said it before, I know a hit when I hear one! laugh.gif

1 3 1 5 UNDER CONTROL – Calvin Harris and Alesso featuring Hurts 423800
2 2 2 4 ONE MORE SLEEP – Leona Lewis 308750
3 NEW 3 1 JUST KIDS – F.U.R.S. 85000
4 17 4 5 DO WHAT U WANT – Lady Gaga featuring R Kelly 134750
5 7 5 5 HEY BROTHER – Avicii featuring Dan Kaminski 196000
6 1 1 3 I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS – Greg Lake 248000
7 16 7 25 THE LAST TIME – The Rolling Stones 361600
8 13 3 7 SAIL – Awolnation 325200
9 5 1 18 ANIMALS – Martin Garrix 758600
10 32 10 5 HAND ON HEART – Olly Murs 116550

11 9 4 6 CHUTES AND LADDERS – Dave Edmunds 235000
12 6 2 13 LET ME GO – Gary Barlow 737400
13 20 13 4 HAPPY – Pharrell Williams 86500
14 34 14 4 LOSING SLEEP – John Newman 82600
15 25 15 2 2000 MILES – The Pretenders 45750
16 8 4 9 QUEENIE EYE – Paul McCartney 354250
17 19 17 3 ODD MAN OUT – Pet Shop Boys 61400
18 24 18 11 SOUND AND VISION – David Bowie 158900
19 NEW 19 1 HOLDING ON FOR LIFE – Broken Bells 21000
20 23 20 5 GIRLS/GIRLS/BOYS – Panic! At The Disco 86650

21 10 8 8 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Lily Allen 273950
22 18 1 24 THURSDAY – Pet Shop Boys featuring Example 1109600
23 11 1 11 GO GENTLE – Robbie Williams 617350
24 14 5 9 HIGHER THAN THE SUN – Keane 313600
25 40 25 5 HARD OUT HERE – Lily Allen 62550
26 12 12 7 MIRROR MARU – Cashmere Cat 145200
27 4 4 10 IT’S FOR YOU – Cilla Black 270500
28 36 28 3 FACE TO FACE – Gary Barlow and Elton John 52800
29 NEW 29 1 DEMONS – Imagine Dragons 18200
30 48 30 5 ANTHEM FOR A LOST CAUSE – Manic Street Preachers 66600

31 38 31 4 LET ME GO – Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger 60600
32 28 1 16 THE BEST JEWEL THIEF IN THE WORLD – Prefab Sprout 670550
33 29 3 15 THIS IS THE NIGHT – Toploader 461850
34 31 2 11 YOU’RE THE ONE FOR ME – Great Good Fine OK 416500
35 22 1 15 SHOW ME LOVE (AMERICA) – The Wanted 787400
36 37 36 4 DREAM A LITTLE DREAM – Robbie Williams featuring Lily Allen 62500
37 15 15 7 WINTER SONG – Sarah McLachlan 121200
38 43 38 8 SORROW – David Bowie 92250
39 39 39 6 ALL THAT WE HAD IS LOST (HOW WILL I KNOW) – Postiljonen 82200
40 67 40 3 SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN – The Crystals 29200

41 26 10 9 SHOT AT THE NIGHT – The Killers 196200
42 60 42 2 I SEE FIRE – Ed Sheeran 23750
43 33 1 15 BETTER – Cat And The Menagerie 961500
44 21 7 5 EVERYDAY – Slade 178000
45 44 1 19 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Tears For Fears 715900
46 42 16 9 DISCO LOVE – The Saturdays 139950
47 NEW 47 1 FOREVER – HAIM 12500
48 56 4 20 COUNTING STARS – OneRepublic 596200
49 45 16 8 OF THE NIGHT – Bastille 126250
50 50 21 6 FREE – Rudimental featuring Emeli Sande 77550

51 51 1 30 LA LA LA – Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith 1713200
52 41 10 7 I LOVE MUSIC – Dave Edmunds 161450
53 47 14 11 JUBEL – Klingande 198300
54 58 54 6 SUNNY – Bobby Hebb 47600
55 54 1 19 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Keane 466650
56 52 19 7 I CHASE THE DEVIL (OUTA SPACE) – Madness 104700
57 59 57 3 SKYSCRAPER – Sam Bailey 30500
58 49 4 11 THE PERFECT LIFE – Moby featuring Wayne Coyne 279750
59 NEW 59 1 RIPTIDE – Vance Joy 10100
60 NEW 60 1 WILD HEART – The Vamps 10000

61 55 6 13 I HOPE YOU FIND IT – Cher 326100
62 NEW 62 1 ONE FOR THE ROAD – Arctic Monkeys 7400
63 64 63 4 LIMPIDO – Laura Pausini with Kylie Minogue 27500
64 73 64 2 HOW LONG WILL I LOVE YOU – Ellie Goulding 12500
65 70 65 2 RED LIGHT SPELLS DANGER – Billy Ocean 13000
66 NEW 66 1 NIGHTCALL – London Grammar 6800
67 66 1 17 HERO – Family Of The Year 795150
68 68 6 20 ROAR – Katy Perry 355800
69 72 69 2 WHAT NOW – Rihanna 11800
70 NEW 70 1 BERLIN – Ry X 6000

71 71 1 37 PHOTOGRAPH – Ringo Starr 591050
72 75 72 2 NO MORE TEARS (ENOUGH IS ENOUGH) – Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer 10600
73 NEW 73 1 WIZARD – Martin Garrix and Jay Hardway 5400
74 74 1 135 GOD ONLY KNOWS – The Beach Boys 2043250
75 NEW 75 1 STOLEN DANCE – Milky Chance 5000

DROP OUTS
27 27 3 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK – The Pogues featuring Kirsty Maccoll 43200
30 30 2 DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS – Chris Rea 35300
35 35 2 SLEIGH RIDE – The Ronettes 27700
46 27 8 BEAUTIFUL DAY – Thea Gilmore 126550
53 53 6 THE MONSTER – Eminem featuring Rihanna 59750
57 44 4 THE STARS ARE OURS – Mayer Hawthorne 47300
61 61 2 NELSON MANDELA – The Special aka 14600
62 62 2 MARY’S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD – Boney M 14400
63 63 2 STEP INTO CHRISTMAS – Elton John 13600
65 1 24 SAFE AND SOUND – Capital Cities 808450
69 69 1 WHEN A CHILD IS BORN – Susan Boyle and Johnny Mathis 6200

 

22nd Dec 2013

It’s my second all-time fave xmas classic, and the third time at the top, the one that bumped off Bo Rap from my number one in 1975 is back as I’m in reflective xmas mood, and the desert video suits the setting I was watching xmas videos in last week – sand-blasted dunes on Gran canaria. Bad news for new current xmas contender Leona Lewis who’s never come even close to the top of my chart before, but I’m sure it’s Phil Spector-ish vibe will bring it back annually.

Lack of new tracks to hear means a fairly static chart, giving Cilla an opportunity to add to her 4 top 5 hits with the Lennon/McCartney gift to her from the Beatles. Another xmas classic pops back in for the first time – The Pretenders lovely 80’s classic – as highest new entry, leaving Ed “Hobbit” Sheeran as the highest new new entry. It’s all about the oldies elsewhere though…!

1 17 1 2 I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS Greg Lake
2 3 2 3 ONE MORE SLEEP Leona Lewis
3 1 1 4 UNDER CONTROL Calvin Harris and Alesso featuring Hurts
4 12 4 9 IT’S FOR YOU Cilla Black
5 8 1 17 ANIMALS Martin Garrix
6 2 2 12 LET ME GO Gary Barlow
7 9 7 4 HEY BROTHER Avicii featuring Dan Kaminski
8 6 4 8 QUEENIE EYE Paul McCartney
9 4 4 5 CHUTES AND LADDERS Dave Edmunds
10 11 8 7 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW Lily Allen

11 5 1 10 GO GENTLE Robbie Williams
12 19 12 6 MIRROR MARU Cashmere Cat
13 13 3 6 SAIL Awolnation
14 10 5 8 HIGHER THAN THE SUN Keane
15 20 15 6 WINTER SONG Sarah McLachlan
16 18 16 24 THE LAST TIME The Rolling Stones
17 23 17 4 DO WHAT U WANT Lady Gaga featuring R Kelly
18 16 1 23 THURSDAY Pet Shop Boys featuring Example
19 36 19 3 ODD MAN OUT Pet Shop Boys
20 35 20 3 HAPPY Pharrell Williams

21 7 7 4 EVERYDAY Slade
22 15 1 14 SHOW ME LOVE (AMERICA) The Wanted
23 29 23 4 GIRLS/GIRLS/BOYS Panic! At The Disco
24 30 24 10 SOUND AND VISION David Bowie
25 NEW 25 1 2000 MILES The Pretenders
26 14 10 8 SHOT AT THE NIGHT The Killers
27 27 27 3 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK The Pogues featuring Kirsty Maccoll
28 24 1 15 THE BEST JEWEL THIEF IN THE WORLD Prefab Sprout
29 25 3 14 THIS IS THE NIGHT Toploader
30 37 30 3 DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Chris Rea

31 26 2 10 YOU’RE THE ONE FOR ME Great Good Fine OK
32 22 22 4 HAND ON HEART Olly Murs
33 28 1 14 BETTER Cat And The Menagerie
34 34 27 3 LOSING SLEEP John Newman
35 58 35 2 SLEIGH RIDE The Ronettes
36 39 36 2 FACE TO FACE Gary Barlow and Elton John
37 40 37 3 DREAM A LITTLE DREAM Robbie Williams featuring Lily Allen
38 46 38 3 LET ME GO Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger
39 43 39 5 ALL THAT WE HAD IS LOST (HOW WILL I KNOW) Postiljonen
40 56 40 4 HARD OUT HERE Lily Allen

41 21 10 6 I LOVE MUSIC Dave Edmunds
42 31 16 8 DISCO LOVE The Saturdays
43 47 43 7 SORROW David Bowie
44 44 1 18 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD Tears For Fears
45 32 16 7 OF THE NIGHT Bastille
46 33 27 8 BEAUTIFUL DAY Thea Gilmore
47 41 14 10 JUBEL Klingande
48 48 48 4 ANTHEM FOR A LOST CAUSE Manic Street Preachers
49 45 4 10 THE PERFECT LIFE Moby featuring Wayne Coyne
50 54 21 5 FREE Rudimental featuring Emeli Sande

51 50 1 29 LA LA LA Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith
52 42 19 6 I CHASE THE DEVIL (OUTA SPACE) Madness
53 53 53 6 THE MONSTER Eminem featuring Rihanna
54 51 1 18 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW Keane
55 49 6 12 I HOPE YOU FIND IT Cher
56 52 4 19 COUNTING STARS OneRepublic
57 57 44 4 THE STARS ARE OURS Mayer Hawthorne
58 63 58 5 SUNNY Bobby Hebb
59 60 59 2 SKYSCRAPER Sam Bailey
60 NEW 60 1 I SEE FIRE Ed Sheeran

61 64 61 2 NELSON MANDELA The Special aka
62 62 62 2 MARY’S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD Boney M
63 68 63 2 STEP INTO CHRISTMAS Elton John
64 67 64 3 LIMPIDO Laura Pausini with Kylie Minogue
65 65 1 24 SAFE AND SOUND Capital Cities
66 66 1 16 HERO Family Of The Year
67 72 67 2 SANTA CLAUSE IS COMING TO TOWN The Crystals
68 73 6 19 ROAR Katy Perry
69 NEW 69 1 WHEN A CHILD IS BORN Susan Boyle and Johnny Mathis
70 NEW 70 1 RED LIGHT SPELLS DANGER Billy Ocean

71 71 1 36 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr
72 NEW 72 1 WHAT NOW Rihanna
73 74 1 134 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys
74 NEW 74 1 HOW LONG WILL I LOVE YOU Ellie Goulding
75 NEW 75 1 NO MORE TEARS (ENOUGH IS ENOUGH) Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer

drop outs
38 38 2 I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY Wizzard
55 17 10 CRY NO MORE VAULTS
59 59 5 MOVE Little Mix
61 28 7 ZOU BISOU BISOU Emilia Mitiku
69 69 2 UNDERNEATH THE TREE Kelly Clarkson
70 70 2 LOVE IS ON THE RADIO McFly
75 75 1 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade

15th DEC 2013

Yes, another holiday chart, as storms wash the beaches away and sand blasting the sand dunes in the wind like Lawrence Of Arabia (RIP Peter O’Toole).

Meanwhile, my chart is late and the christmas oldies invasion takes back-seat to the sudden leap of Calvin Harris, Alesso and Hurts, all getting their first ever chart-topper. Poor ol’ Gazza. 4 or 5 weeks at 2 and his new one is just outperforming Robbie’s new one to give himself competition for the top, it’s not looking hopeful he’ll get to the top now!

Leona Lewis shoots up to 3 with future xmas classic One More Sleep. When all her other records have been forgotten (barring perhaps Bleedin’ Love) this one should still be getting aired. Avicii goes Top 10, classic Greg Lake is the top xmas oldie, all brilliant pomp majesty, and sweet sarah MacLachlan goes Top 20. Pet Shop Boys touching B side to Thursday enters at 36 and X Factor winner Sam Bailey improves on Demi Lovato by making my charts. Funny she’s on the US X Factor….. In the end, Sam Bailey had no real chance of losing as she can actually sing a song in tune, unlike the kiddies up against her. She was “blessed” and “they’d dreamed of winning X Factor all their lives” and everyone cried. Just like every year then. Well done Sam on staying professional!

1 15 1 3 UNDER CONTROL Calvin Harris and Alesso featuring Hurts
2 2 2 11 LET ME GO Gary Barlow
3 25 3 2 ONE MORE SLEEP Leona Lewis
4 8 4 4 CHUTES AND LADDERS Dave Edmunds
5 1 1 9 GO GENTLE Robbie Williams
6 4 4 7 QUEENIE EYE Paul McCartney
7 7 7 3 EVERYDAY Slade
8 3 1 16 ANIMALS Martin Garrix
9 17 9 3 HEY BROTHER Avicii featuring Dan Kaminski
10 6 5 7 HIGHER THAN THE SUN Keane

11 11 8 6 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW Lily Allen
12 12 12 8 IT’S FOR YOU Cilla Black
13 5 3 5 SAIL Awolnation
14 10 10 7 SHOT AT THE NIGHT The Killers
15 9 1 13 SHOW ME LOVE (AMERICA) The Wanted
16 13 1 22 THURSDAY Pet Shop Boys featuring Example
17 NEW 17 1 I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS Greg Lake
18 20 18 23 THE LAST TIME The Rolling Stones
19 28 19 5 MIRROR MARU Cashmere Cat
20 58 20 5 WINTER SONG Sarah McLachlan

21 14 10 5 I LOVE MUSIC Dave Edmunds
22 22 22 3 HAND ON HEART Olly Murs
23 37 23 3 DO WHAT U WANT Lady Gaga featuring R Kelly
24 21 1 14 THE BEST JEWEL THIEF IN THE WORLD Prefab Sprout
25 18 3 13 THIS IS THE NIGHT Toploader
26 26 2 9 YOU’RE THE ONE FOR ME Great Good Fine OK
27 68 27 2 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK The Pogues featuring Kirsty Maccoll
28 24 1 13 BETTER Cat And The Menagerie
29 29 29 3 GIRLS/GIRLS/BOYS Panic! At The Disco
30 30 30 9 SOUND AND VISION David Bowie

31 16 16 7 DISCO LOVE The Saturdays
32 19 16 6 OF THE NIGHT Bastille
33 31 27 7 BEAUTIFUL DAY Thea Gilmore
34 27 27 2 LOSING SLEEP John Newman
35 40 35 2 HAPPY Pharrell Williams
36 NEW 36 2 ODD MAN OUT Pet Shop Boys
37 NEW 37 2 DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Chris Rea
38 38 38 2 I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY Wizzard
39 NEW 39 1 FACE TO FACE Gary Barlow and Elton John
40 55 40 2 DREAM A LITTLE DREAM Robbie Williams featuring Lily Allen

41 48 14 9 JUBEL Klingande
42 23 19 5 I CHASE THE DEVIL (OUTA SPACE) Madness
43 52 43 4 ALL THAT WE HAD IS LOST (HOW WILL I KNOW) Postiljonen
44 43 1 17 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD Tears For Fears
45 33 4 9 THE PERFECT LIFE Moby featuring Wayne Coyne
46 46 46 2 LET ME GO Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger
47 51 47 6 SORROW David Bowie
48 50 48 3 ANTHEM FOR A LOST CAUSE Manic Street Preachers
49 35 6 11 I HOPE YOU FIND IT Cher
50 49 1 28 LA LA LA Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith

51 39 1 17 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW Keane
52 41 4 18 COUNTING STARS OneRepublic
53 53 53 5 THE MONSTER Eminem featuring Rihanna
54 32 21 4 FREE Rudimental featuring Emeli Sande
55 42 17 10 CRY NO MORE VAULTS
56 60 56 3 HARD OUT HERE Lily Allen
57 44 44 3 THE STARS ARE OURS Mayer Hawthorne
58 NEW 58 1 SLEIGH RIDE The Ronettes
59 59 59 5 MOVE Little Mix
60 NEW 60 1 SKYSCRAPER Sam Bailey

61 34 28 7 ZOU BISOU BISOU Emilia Mitiku
62 NEW 62 1 MARY’S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD Boney M
63 63 63 4 SUNNY Bobby Hebb
64 NEW 64 1 NELSON MANDELA The Special aka
65 61 1 23 SAFE AND SOUND Capital Cities
66 64 1 15 HERO Family Of The Year
67 67 67 2 LIMPIDO Laura Pausini with Kylie Minogue
68 NEW 68 1 STEP INTO CHRISTMAS Elton John
69 69 69 2 UNDERNEATH THE TREE Kelly Clarkson
70 70 70 2 LOVE IS ON THE RADIO McFly

71 71 1 35 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr
72 NEW 72 1 SANTA CLAUSE IS COMING TO TOWN The Crystals
73 73 6 18 ROAR Katy Perry
74 74 1 133 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys
75 NEW 75 1 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade

DROP OUTS:
36 36 4 THE NEW KINGS Vicetone vs Popeska featuring Luciana
45 19 4 BECAUSE OF YOU RL Grimes
47 7 8 GIVEN THE CHANCE The Kite String Tangle
54 45 3 BOOYAH Showtek featuring We Are Loud and Sonny Wilson
56 38 6 DRY YOUR EYES Texas featuring Richard Hawley
57 57 3 NYC Dido
62 19 11 CAN’T DANCE Lisa Stansfield
65 36 6 WHEN YOU WERE MY GIRL Matt Cardle
66 66 2 AFTERGLOW Wilkinson
72 72 1 THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS TO ME Paul Carrack
75 75 1 CAN’T STOP ME NOW Rod Stewart

8th Dec 2013

Yes it’s a double top for Take That solo, never happened before! Robbie edged out the great acoustic-ish Gary song, thanks to a great performance in his BBC concert. He’s still a great entertainer and a laugh. His second number one of the year, 11th solo, and 14th in total (with Take That).

Dave Edmunds replaces himself in the Top 10, The Killers get their second of the year for 10 years of hits (2 on top) ** Calvin Harris, Alesso and especially Hurts get a huge jump ** highest new entry is a bonafide NEW xmas song! Shock! It’s good! Shock! It’s Leona Lewis! Gasp! ** Pharrell pops back in with European Number One, Happy, (charted earlier in the year for me, after Despicable Me 2) ** Wizzard pop back in the Top 40 to celebrate it’s 40th anniversary – yes it was my number one 40 years ago this week, check out the youtube video link of Top Of The Pops 73 on my Retro 1973 charts (and Slade and many others)..

1 7 1 8 GO GENTLE – Robbie Williams 501100
2 2 2 10 LET ME GO – Gary Barlow 532400
3 1 1 15 ANIMALS – Martin Garrix 605600
4 5 4 6 QUEENIE EYE – Paul McCartney 226250
5 3 3 4 SAIL – Awolnation 213300
6 6 5 6 HIGHER THAN THE SUN – Keane 223600
7 9 7 2 EVERYDAY – Slade 95000
8 17 8 3 CHUTES AND LADDERS – Dave Edmunds 88000
9 4 1 12 SHOW ME LOVE (AMERICA) – The Wanted 723400
10 33 10 6 SHOT AT THE NIGHT – The Killers 134700

11 8 8 5 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Lily Allen 175200
12 18 12 7 IT’S FOR YOU – Cilla Black 152100
13 13 1 21 THURSDAY – Pet Shop Boys featuring Example 1033100
14 10 10 4 I LOVE MUSIC – Dave Edmunds 116200
15 66 15 2 UNDER CONTROL – Calvin Harris and Alesso featuring Hurts 33800
16 20 16 6 DISCO LOVE – The Saturdays 94550
17 30 17 2 HEY BROTHER – Avicii featuring Dan Kaminski 41000
18 11 3 12 THIS IS THE NIGHT – Toploader 407200
19 16 16 5 OF THE NIGHT – Bastille 83350
20 23 20 22 THE LAST TIME – The Rolling Stones 264600

21 12 1 13 THE BEST JEWEL THIEF IN THE WORLD – Prefab Sprout 615450
22 25 22 2 HAND ON HEART – Olly Murs 37250
23 19 19 4 I CHASE THE DEVIL (OUTA SPACE) – Madness 68850
24 15 1 12 BETTER – Cat And The Menagerie 912000
25 NEW 25 1 ONE MORE SLEEP – Leona Lewis 18750
26 14 2 8 YOU’RE THE ONE FOR ME – Great Good Fine OK 362500
27 NEW 27 1 LOSING SLEEP – John Newman 18400
28 34 28 4 MIRROR MARU – Cashmere Cat 70700
29 54 29 2 GIRLS/GIRLS/BOYS – Panic! At The Disco 29200
30 39 30 8 SOUND AND VISION – David Bowie 99900

31 27 27 6 BEAUTIFUL DAY – Thea Gilmore 96100
32 21 21 3 FREE – Rudimental featuring Emeli Sande 42550
33 24 4 8 THE PERFECT LIFE – Moby featuring Wayne Coyne 244450
34 28 28 6 ZOU BISOU BISOU – Emilia Mitiku 95450
35 29 6 10 I HOPE YOU FIND IT – Cher 295700
36 40 36 4 THE NEW KINGS – Vicetone vs Popeska featuring Luciana 57150
37 58 37 2 DO WHAT U WANT – Lady Gaga featuring R Kelly 27500
38 NEW 38 1 I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY – Wizzard 17200
39 22 1 16 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Keane 433100
40 NEW 40 1 HAPPY – Pharrell Williams 17000

41 41 4 17 COUNTING STARS – OneRepublic 561800
42 35 17 9 CRY NO MORE – VAULTS 132550
43 43 1 16 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Tears For Fears 676400
44 44 44 2 THE STARS ARE OURS – Mayer Hawthorne 26500
45 26 19 4 BECAUSE OF YOU – RL Grimes 72250
46 NEW 46 1 LET ME GO – Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger 12750
47 31 7 8 GIVEN THE CHANCE – The Kite String Tangle 264400
48 32 14 8 JUBEL – Klingande 160550
49 48 1 27 LA LA LA – Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith 1677700
50 50 50 2 ANTHEM FOR A LOST CAUSE – Manic Street Preachers 24000

51 55 51 5 SORROW – David Bowie 47050
52 52 52 3 ALL THAT WE HAD IS LOST (HOW WILL I KNOW) – Postiljonen 34500
53 60 53 4 THE MONSTER – Eminem featuring Rihanna 37250
54 45 45 3 BOOYAH – Showtek featuring We Are Loud and Sonny Wilson 30400
55 NEW 55 1 DREAM A LITTLE DREAM – Robbie Williams featuring Lily Allen 10800
56 38 38 6 DRY YOUR EYES – Texas featuring Richard Hawley 66600
57 64 57 3 NYC – Dido 23700
58 36 36 4 WINTER SONG – Sarah McLachlan 56900
59 65 59 4 MOVE – Little Mix 28900
60 69 60 2 HARD OUT HERE – Lily Allen 16200

61 53 1 22 SAFE AND SOUND – Capital Cities 794450
62 42 19 11 CAN’T DANCE – Lisa Stansfield 152350
63 68 63 3 SUNNY – Bobby Hebb 19200
64 57 1 14 HERO – Family Of The Year 774950
65 51 36 6 WHEN YOU WERE MY GIRL – Matt Cardle 71250
66 75 66 2 AFTERGLOW – Wilkinson 11800
67 NEW 67 1 LIMPIDO – Laura Pausini with Kylie Minogue 6600
68 NEW 68 1 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK – The Pogues featuring Kirsty Maccoll 6400
69 NEW 69 1 UNDERNEATH THE TREE – Kelly Clarkson 6200
70 NEW 70 1 LOVE IS ON THE RADIO – McFly 6000

71 71 1 34 PHOTOGRAPH – Ringo Starr 573650
72 NEW 72 1 THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS TO ME – Paul Carrack 5600
73 73 6 17 ROAR – Katy Perry 337600
74 74 1 132 GOD ONLY KNOWS – The Beach Boys 2027650
75 NEW 75 1 CAN’T STOP ME NOW – Rod Stewart 5000

DROP-OUTS
37 37 3 CHILDREN OF THE SUN – Tinie Tempah featuring John Martin 34700
46 46 4 CHILLIN’ IT – Cole Swindell 35650
47 20 7 LOVE ME BACK TO LIFE – Celine Dion 115650
49 20 6 ALL NIGHT – Icona Pop 96400
56 56 3 ON TOP OF THE WORLD – Imagine Dragons 28300
59 59 3 MEET ME IN A HOUSE OF LOVE – Cut Copy 27000
61 9 18 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW – Agnetha Faltskog 275200
62 18 12 BONFIRE HEART – James Blunt 179600
63 63 2 NEW LIFE – Kim Wilde 14400
67 67 2 WHITE WINTER HYMNAL – Kim, Marty, Ricky & Roxanne Wilde 13200
70 70 2 LOOK RIGHT THROUGH – Storm Queen 11400
72 4 11 BEST I EVER HAD – Gavin DeGraw 368700

1st Dec 2013

And the award goes to 17-year-old DJ Martin Garrix, 14-weeks-on from entering my chart it still sounds great, exciting, catchy. Makes me want to get my own kit and become the oldest debut DJ-producer. Hopefully he inspires younger-folk to do same!

Awolnation, catchy, menacing, gives me a sore throat if I singalong. Fab. ** Slade are back: no, it comes with massive relief I can announce it’s that record, it’s the one that failed to make my charts in 1974. Everyday was a departure for Slade, after a string of glamrock hits, it was a bit of a shock to have what I considered a dirge at 16-years-old. 16-year-olds prefer a bit more liveliness. So, it’s a great song, actually, used in an advert, made the Top 100 last week, and it was the original follow-up to Merry Xmas Everybody so it will be funny if both are in my charts in a few weeks!

Highest new track is Olly Murs, continuing his great run of singles, and a high re-entry from Emeli & Rudimental, and thanks to Andrey for the Panic! At The Disco Duran-flavoured track, the video is good too, I’ve never seen someone give a great vocal performance naked before….(albeit miming, presumably, along to the recorded version, in one-take)

1 4 1 14 ANIMALS – Martin Garrix 530600
2 2 2 9 LET ME GO – Gary Barlow 417400
3 7 3 3 SAIL – Awolnation 153300
4 1 1 11 SHOW ME LOVE (AMERICA) – The Wanted 678400
5 9 5 5 QUEENIE EYE – Paul McCartney 161250
6 5 5 5 HIGHER THAN THE SUN – Keane 168600
7 3 3 7 GO GENTLE – Robbie Williams 331100
8 8 8 4 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Lily Allen 138200
9 NEW 9 1 EVERYDAY – Slade 45000
10 15 10 3 I LOVE MUSIC – Dave Edmunds 87200

11 6 3 11 THIS IS THE NIGHT – Toploader 385200
12 12 1 12 THE BEST JEWEL THIEF IN THE WORLD – Prefab Sprout 595700
13 11 1 20 THURSDAY – Pet Shop Boys featuring Example 1001100
14 14 2 7 YOU’RE THE ONE FOR ME – Great Good Fine OK 344000
15 13 1 11 BETTER – Cat And The Menagerie 893000
16 23 16 4 OF THE NIGHT – Bastille 62350
17 40 17 2 CHUTES AND LADDERS – Dave Edmunds 40000
18 20 18 6 IT’S FOR YOU – Cilla Black 117100
19 30 19 3 I CHASE THE DEVIL (OUTA SPACE) – Madness 49600
20 22 20 5 DISCO LOVE – The Saturdays 69550

21 RE 21 2 FREE – Rudimental featuring Emeli Sande 24750
22 10 1 15 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Keane 416000
23 24 23 21 THE LAST TIME – The Rolling Stones 244600
24 21 4 7 THE PERFECT LIFE – Moby featuring Wayne Coyne 226750
25 NEW 25 1 HAND ON HEART – Olly Murs 18750
26 19 19 3 BECAUSE OF YOU – RL Grimes 59250
27 27 27 5 BEAUTIFUL DAY – Thea Gilmore 78200
28 28 28 5 ZOU BISOU BISOU – Emilia Mitiku 77850
29 17 6 9 I HOPE YOU FIND IT – Cher 278200
30 NEW 30 1 HEY BROTHER – Avicii featuring Dan Kaminski 18000

31 16 7 7 GIVEN THE CHANCE – The Kite String Tangle 251900
32 18 14 7 JUBEL – Klingande 148250
33 25 25 5 SHOT AT THE NIGHT – The Killers 92700
34 34 34 3 MIRROR MARU – Cashmere Cat 52400
35 37 17 8 CRY NO MORE – VAULTS 118800
36 38 36 3 WINTER SONG – Sarah McLachlan 46700
37 55 37 3 CHILDREN OF THE SUN – Tinie Tempah featuring John Martin 34700
38 50 38 5 DRY YOUR EYES – Texas featuring Richard Hawley 56000
39 44 39 7 SOUND AND VISION – David Bowie 81900
40 46 40 3 THE NEW KINGS – Vicetone vs Popeska featuring Luciana 39750

41 41 4 16 COUNTING STARS – OneRepublic 547800
42 31 19 10 CAN’T DANCE – Lisa Stansfield 144950
43 43 1 15 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Tears For Fears 662900
44 NEW 44 1 THE STARS ARE OURS – Mayer Hawthorne 13250
45 RE 45 2 BOOYAH – Showtek featuring We Are Loud and Sonny Wilson 19400
46 48 46 4 CHILLIN’ IT – Cole Swindell 35650
47 29 20 7 LOVE ME BACK TO LIFE – Celine Dion 115650
48 47 1 26 LA LA LA – Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith 1665600
49 39 20 6 ALL NIGHT – Icona Pop 96400
50 NEW 50 1 ANTHEM FOR A LOST CAUSE – Manic Street Preachers 12000

51 36 36 5 WHEN YOU WERE MY GIRL – Matt Cardle 64250
52 52 52 2 ALL THAT WE HAD IS LOST (HOW WILL I KNOW) – Postiljonen 23000
53 45 1 21 SAFE AND SOUND – Capital Cities 786950
54 NEW 54 1 GIRLS/GIRLS/BOYS – Panic! At The Disco 11000
55 58 55 4 SORROW – David Bowie 35300
56 56 56 3 ON TOP OF THE WORLD – Imagine Dragons 28300
57 51 1 13 HERO – Family Of The Year 767850
58 NEW 58 1 DO WHAT U WANT – Lady Gaga featuring R Kelly 10200
59 59 59 3 MEET ME IN A HOUSE OF LOVE – Cut Copy 27000
60 60 60 3 THE MONSTER – Eminem featuring Rihanna 26000

61 RE 9 18 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW – Agnetha Faltskog 275200
62 54 18 12 BONFIRE HEART – James Blunt 179600
63 63 63 2 NEW LIFE – Kim Wilde 14400
64 69 64 2 NYC – Dido 13300
65 68 65 3 MOVE – Little Mix 18800
66 NEW 66 1 UNDER CONTROL – Calvin Harris and Alesso featuring Hurts 6800
67 67 67 2 WHITE WINTER HYMNAL – Kim, Marty, Ricky & Roxanne Wilde 13200
68 72 68 2 SUNNY – Bobby Hebb 12000
69 NEW 69 1 HARD OUT HERE – Lily Allen 6200
70 73 70 2 LOOK RIGHT THROUGH – Storm Queen 11400

71 70 1 33 PHOTOGRAPH – Ringo Starr 567850
72 49 4 11 BEST I EVER HAD – Gavin DeGraw 368700
73 66 6 16 ROAR – Katy Perry 332200
74 74 1 131 GOD ONLY KNOWS – The Beach Boys 2022450
75 NEW 75 1 AFTERGLOW – Wilkinson 5000

drop outs
26 1 4 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE – Lou Reed 305500
32 12 6 TAKE ME TO CHURCH – Hozier 165800
33 18 4 NEVER LOOK AWAY – Vienna Teng 73200
35 23 5 SKIP TO THE GOOD BIT – Rizzle Kicks 78850
42 8 11 CHEATING – John Newman 279600
53 53 2 BRIDGES – BROODS 22500
57 57 5 WHAT I MIGHT DO – Ben Pearce 44800
61 28 6 CATFISH – Man Without Country 81300
62 50 3 R U CRAZY – Conor Maynard 25000
64 5 9 A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES – Linkin Park featuring Steve Ioki 289200
65 65 3 GAUDETE – Erasure 21000
71 71 1 LIES – CHVRCHES 5800
75 75 1 I HOPE – Rebecca Ferguson 5000

24th November 2013

The Wanted finally get to the top, after running-up a few weeks, for their first ever number one. Gary beats Robbie for runners-up, giving him his biggest ever solo hit ** Keane get 3 songs in the Top 10, leading with current single over the cover and re-entry! ** Awolnation get a huge hoarse jump into the Top 10 ** Dave Edmunds gets his biggest hot since Girl’s Talk in 1979 and just to rub it in, has another Top 40 hit simultaneously ** Madness get a Top 40 entry with a several years-old cover of a 90’s Prodigy hit ** Bastille ditto, only a new cover of 2 90’s number ones in my chart – Snap! and Corona topped in 1992 and 1994 ** sneakin’ in near the bottom of the chart, 2 entries from Kim Wilde – one of which is a family affair with dad Marty, bruv Ricky and sis Roxanne. I mention it as it’s Roxanne’s first entry, Kim’s span of hits is nearly 33 years, and although Ricky and Marty were very involved in the writing and producing of Kim’s 80’s hits (Ricky was in her band) Ricky hasen’t actually had a credit (at least in my chart!) since 1974 (when he was a teen wannabee pop star with glampop Teen Wave and odd Mrs Melinski) and Marty would have charted in 1968 had I allowed non-chart hits then (with Abergavenny). So that’s sort of nearly 40 years and 45 years respectively absent. Sort of…. cool.gif

1 2 1 10 SHOW ME LOVE (AMERICA) – The Wanted 613400
2 6 2 8 LET ME GO – Gary Barlow 302400
3 4 3 6 GO GENTLE – Robbie Williams 281100
4 12 4 13 ANIMALS – Martin Garrix 385600
5 24 5 4 HIGHER THAN THE SUN – Keane 113600
6 3 3 10 THIS IS THE NIGHT – Toploader 348200
7 28 7 2 SAIL – Awolnation 68300
8 16 8 3 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Lily Allen 90200
9 15 9 4 QUEENIE EYE – Paul McCartney 101250
10 1 1 14 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Keane 396500

11 5 1 19 THURSDAY – Pet Shop Boys featuring Example 969100
12 7 1 11 THE BEST JEWEL THIEF IN THE WORLD – Prefab Sprout 560700
13 8 1 10 BETTER – Cat And The Menagerie 866000
14 11 2 6 YOU’RE THE ONE FOR ME – Great Good Fine OK 315000
15 29 15 2 I LOVE MUSIC – Dave Edmunds 45200
16 9 7 6 GIVEN THE CHANCE – The Kite String Tangle 234000
17 10 6 8 I HOPE YOU FIND IT – Cher 260000
18 14 14 6 JUBEL – Klingande 130450
19 21 19 2 BECAUSE OF YOU – RL Grimes 40750
20 22 20 5 IT’S FOR YOU – Cilla Black 95100

21 19 4 6 THE PERFECT LIFE – Moby featuring Wayne Coyne 207750
22 44 22 4 DISCO LOVE – The Saturdays 49550
23 54 23 3 OF THE NIGHT – Bastille 37350
24 27 24 20 THE LAST TIME – The Rolling Stones 225350
25 25 25 4 SHOT AT THE NIGHT – The Killers 75000
26 13 1 4 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE – Lou Reed 305500
27 32 27 4 BEAUTIFUL DAY – Thea Gilmore 60800
28 33 28 4 ZOU BISOU BISOU – Emilia Mitiku 59550
29 20 20 6 LOVE ME BACK TO LIFE – Celine Dion 103150
30 56 30 2 I CHASE THE DEVIL (OUTA SPACE) – Madness 28600

31 26 19 9 CAN’T DANCE – Lisa Stansfield 131200
32 17 12 6 TAKE ME TO CHURCH – Hozier 165800
33 18 18 4 NEVER LOOK AWAY – Vienna Teng 73200
34 38 34 2 MIRROR MARU – Cashmere Cat 34800
35 23 23 5 SKIP TO THE GOOD BIT – Rizzle Kicks 78850
36 40 36 4 WHEN YOU WERE MY GIRL – Matt Cardle 52500
37 30 17 7 CRY NO MORE – VAULTS 101300
38 49 38 2 WINTER SONG – Sarah McLachlan 29300
39 31 20 5 ALL NIGHT – Icona Pop 84300
40 NEW 40 1 CHUTES AND LADDERS – Dave Edmunds 17000

41 37 4 15 COUNTING STARS – OneRepublic 533800
42 34 8 11 CHEATING – John Newman 279600
43 42 1 14 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Tears For Fears 649400
44 46 44 6 SOUND AND VISION – David Bowie 64800
45 36 1 20 SAFE AND SOUND – Capital Cities 775700
46 60 46 2 THE NEW KINGS – Vicetone vs Popeska featuring Luciana 22750
47 47 1 25 LA LA LA – Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith 1653300
48 72 48 3 CHILLIN’ IT – Cole Swindell 22900
49 39 4 10 BEST I EVER HAD – Gavin DeGraw 363100
50 55 50 4 DRY YOUR EYES – Texas featuring Richard Hawley 38800

51 43 1 12 HERO – Family Of The Year 757450
52 NEW 52 1 ALL THAT WE HAD IS LOST (HOW WILL I KNOW) – Postiljonen 11500
53 53 53 2 BRIDGES – BROODS 22500
54 45 18 11 BONFIRE HEART – James Blunt 172200
55 67 55 2 CHILDREN OF THE SUN – Tinie Tempah featuring John Martin 17400
56 64 56 2 ON TOP OF THE WORLD – Imagine Dragons 17700
57 57 57 5 WHAT I MIGHT DO – Ben Pearce 44800
58 61 58 3 SORROW – David Bowie 24500
59 66 59 2 MEET ME IN A HOUSE OF LOVE – Cut Copy 16900
60 70 60 2 THE MONSTER – Eminem featuring Rihanna 16000

61 35 28 6 CATFISH – Man Without Country 81300
62 50 50 3 R U CRAZY – Conor Maynard 25000
63 NEW 63 1 NEW LIFE – Kim Wilde 7200
64 51 5 9 A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES – Linkin Park featuring Steve Ioki 289200
65 65 65 3 GAUDETE – Erasure 21000
66 59 6 15 ROAR – Katy Perry 326800
67 NEW 67 1 WHITE WINTER HYMNAL – Kim, Marty, Ricky & Roxanne Wilde 6600
68 73 68 2 MOVE – Little Mix 11800
69 NEW 69 1 NYC – Dido 6200
70 69 1 32 PHOTOGRAPH – Ringo Starr 562050

71 NEW 71 1 LIES – CHVRCHES 5800
72 NEW 72 1 SUNNY – Bobby Hebb 5600
73 NEW 73 1 LOOK RIGHT THROUGH – Storm Queen 5400
74 74 1 130 GOD ONLY KNOWS – The Beach Boys 2017350
75 NEW 75 1 I HOPE – Rebecca Ferguson 5000

DROP OUTS
41 20 8 ROYALS – Lorde 135500
48 35 6 WHEN TWO WORLD’S COLLIDE – Chas & Dave 74550
52 40 6 WRECKING BALL – Miley Cyrus 64200
58 58 4 LET GO – RAC Featuring Kele and MDNR 35600
62 12 6 NIRVANA – Sam Smith 126350
63 63 2 GIVE IT 2 U – Robin Thicke featuring 2-Chainz and Kendrick Lamarr 12200
68 1 17 SUMMERTIME SADNESS – Lana Del Ray vs Cedric Gervais 1001150
71 1 27 SUPREME – Postiljonen 1397950
75 1 31 SHORLEY WALL – Ooberman 742750

17th November 2013

Keane! They nearly did it 9 years ago and have been climbing for 12 weeks. It’s a classic and their second number one. Lily has to settle (so far) for 16, and The Wanted for a frustrating 3rd week at 2 behind 3 different acts. Doh! ** Robbie is so far winning the Gazza chart battle, with his sweet n lovely ode to his daughter. You’d have to have a heart of stone not to like it! ** Highest entry is RL Grimes dubstepping melodically ** in at 29 is one of my teen heroes Dave Edmunds, nearly 45 years of hits now (with Love Sculpture’s epic Sabre Dance, youtube it!), a number one in 1973 (Baby I Love You done in Phil Spector-stylee), hits throughout the 70’s, and last in my charts 30 years ago with Jeff Lynne’s Slipping Away. Saw him in concert the other year too cool.gif

1 14 1 13 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Keane 354500
2 2 2 9 SHOW ME LOVE (AMERICA) – The Wanted 443400
3 4 3 9 THIS IS THE NIGHT – Toploader 293200
4 9 4 5 GO GENTLE – Robbie Williams 196100
5 1 1 18 THURSDAY – Pet Shop Boys featuring Example 932100
6 8 6 7 LET ME GO – Gary Barlow 187400
7 5 1 10 THE BEST JEWEL THIEF IN THE WORLD – Prefab Sprout 525700
8 6 1 9 BETTER – Cat And The Menagerie 834000
9 7 7 5 GIVEN THE CHANCE – The Kite String Tangle 209000

10 10 6 7 I HOPE YOU FIND IT – Cher 237000
11 11 2 5 YOU’RE THE ONE FOR ME – Great Good Fine OK 286000
12 15 7 12 ANIMALS – Martin Garrix 320600
13 3 1 3 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE – Lou Reed 287000
14 16 14 5 JUBEL – Klingande 108450
15 23 15 3 QUEENIE EYE – Paul McCartney 56250
16 38 16 2 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Lily Allen 42200
17 12 12 5 TAKE ME TO CHURCH – Hozier 148000
18 18 18 3 NEVER LOOK AWAY – Vienna Teng 55500
19 13 4 5 THE PERFECT LIFE – Moby featuring Wayne Coyne 188000
20 30 20 5 LOVE ME BACK TO LIFE – Celine Dion 84950

21 NEW 21 1 BECAUSE OF YOU – RL Grimes 19750
22 24 22 4 IT’S FOR YOU – Cilla Black 75100
23 31 23 4 SKIP TO THE GOOD BIT – Rizzle Kicks 61350
24 37 24 3 HIGHER THAN THE SUN – Keane 53600
25 25 25 3 SHOT AT THE NIGHT – The Killers 56250
26 19 19 8 CAN’T DANCE – Lisa Stansfield 113300
27 32 27 19 THE LAST TIME – The Rolling Stones 206350
28 NEW 28 1 SAIL – Awolnation 18300
29 NEW 29 1 I LOVE MUSIC – Dave Edmunds 18200
30 17 17 6 CRY NO MORE – VAULTS 84000

31 20 20 4 ALL NIGHT – Icona Pop 67200
32 36 32 3 BEAUTIFUL DAY – Thea Gilmore 42400
33 46 33 3 ZOU BISOU BISOU – Emilia Mitiku 41250
34 21 8 10 CHEATING – John Newman 265850
35 28 28 5 CATFISH – Man Without Country 73800
36 29 1 19 SAFE AND SOUND – Capital Cities 762700
37 26 4 14 COUNTING STARS – OneRepublic 519800
38 NEW 38 1 MIRROR MARU – Cashmere Cat 17200
39 27 4 9 BEST I EVER HAD – Gavin DeGraw 351000
40 52 40 3 WHEN YOU WERE MY GIRL – Matt Cardle 35100

41 22 20 8 ROYALS – Lorde 135500
42 41 1 13 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Tears For Fears 635900
43 33 1 11 HERO – Family Of The Year 745700
44 54 44 3 DISCO LOVE – The Saturdays 30050
45 34 18 10 BONFIRE HEART – James Blunt 161200
46 48 46 5 SOUND AND VISION – David Bowie 51550
47 45 1 24 LA LA LA – Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith 1640800
48 35 35 6 WHEN TWO WORLD’S COLLIDE – Chas & Dave 74550
49 NEW 49 1 WINTER SONG – Sarah McLachlan 12100
50 RE 50 2 R U CRAZY – Conor Maynard 17600

51 39 5 8 A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES – Linkin Park featuring Steve Ioki 282100
52 40 40 6 WRECKING BALL – Miley Cyrus 64200
53 NEW 53 1 BRIDGES – BROODS 11250
54 RE 54 2 OF THE NIGHT – Bastille 18100
55 55 55 3 DRY YOUR EYES – Texas featuring Richard Hawley 26800
56 NEW 56 1 I CHASE THE DEVIL (OUTA SPACE) – Madness 10600
57 57 57 4 WHAT I MIGHT DO – Ben Pearce 34400
58 58 58 4 LET GO – RAC Featuring Kele and MDNR 35600
59 51 6 14 ROAR – Katy Perry 320000
60 NEW 60 1 THE NEW KINGS – Vicetone vs Popeska featuring Luciana 10000

61 66 61 2 SORROW – David Bowie 14300
62 42 12 6 NIRVANA – Sam Smith 126350
63 75 63 2 GIVE IT 2 U – Robin Thicke featuring 2-Chainz and Kendrick Lamarr 12200
64 NEW 64 1 ON TOP OF THE WORLD – Imagine Dragons 7100
65 65 65 2 GAUDETE – Erasure 14000
66 NEW 66 1 MEET ME IN A HOUSE OF LOVE – Cut Copy 6800
67 NEW 67 1 CHILDREN OF THE SUN – Tinie Tempah featuring John Martin 6600
68 59 1 17 SUMMERTIME SADNESS – Lana Del Ray vs Cedric Gervais 1001150
69 69 1 31 PHOTOGRAPH – Ringo Starr 556050
70 NEW 70 1 THE MONSTER – Eminem featuring Rihanna 6000

71 64 1 27 SUPREME – Postiljonen 1397950
72 RE 72 2 CHILLIN’ IT – Cole Swindell 10600
73 NEW 73 1 MOVE – Little Mix 5400
74 73 1 129 GOD ONLY KNOWS – The Beach Boys 2012150
75 72 1 31 SHORLEY WALL – Ooberman 742750

DROP OUTS
43 7 10 HOLD ON WE’RE GOING HOME – Drake featuring Majid Jordan 257800
44 6 11 DREW – Goldfrapp 317400
47 47 3 WHAT’S GOING ON? – Monsieur Adi featuring A*M*E 28800
49 9 7 GOGOGO – Status Quo 158050
50 50 2 LOVE WILL SAVE THE DAY – Boyzone 18400
53 40 2 PERFECT DAY – Lou Reed 28250
56 8 9 THE MOTHER WE SHARE – CHVRCHES 201500
60 60 2 SING TO THE MOON – Laura Mvula 16000
61 61 2 HELP ME LOSE MY MIND – Disclosure featuring London Grammar 15000
62 62 3 STEP BY STEP – Wet Wet Wet 18000
63 7 13 STRONG – London Grammar 228250
67 67 1 BEAUTIFUL LIFE – Union J 6600
68 68 1 BOOYAH – Showtek featuring We Are Loud and Sonny Wilson 6400
70 70 1 WILDFIRES (LIGHT IT UP) – Ivy Quainoo 6000
71 71 1 WORK B***CH – Britney Spears 5800
74 74 1 YOUTH – Foxes 5200

10th November 2013

It was very close, but The Wanted had to settle for runners-up again, the record has under-performed chartwise UK, as has Pet Shop Boys new single with Example (for their 40th Number One, 2nd out of 5 new singles this year, and Example’s first) – though at least it looks like it’s going to be their first Top 75 hit for a few years! Pet Shop Boys are unique in having 40 number ones spread over their entire career fairly evenly. Most of the greats tend to have hot periods followed by occasional flashes, but Pet Shop Boys have never gone through the menopause…

Meanwhile: Gary overtakes Robbie but it’s neck and neck Top 10, and not sure who will win that one! Keane have 3 songs in the Top 40: Somewhere Only We Know has been climbing for weeks, but it’s now joined by Lily Allen’s future smash version tucked up just behind their new single. The former is a classic song, though.

My charts are looking a bit 1973 at the moment, with lots of oldies from that year in the chart again, plus a cover of a xmas hit (first of this year) for Erasure. Gaudete was in the xmas chart 1973 along with Wizzard, Slade and Elton John’s xmas classics. No doubt soon to invade the UK charts again…

1 4 1 17 THURSDAY – Pet Shop Boys featuring Example 872100
2 2 2 8 SHOW ME LOVE (AMERICA) – The Wanted 328400
3 1 1 2 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE – Lou Reed 255000
4 8 4 8 THIS IS THE NIGHT – Toploader 208200
5 5 1 9 THE BEST JEWEL THIEF IN THE WORLD – Prefab Sprout 475700
6 3 1 8 BETTER – Cat And The Menagerie 786000
7 7 7 4 GIVEN THE CHANCE – The Kite String Tangle 164000
8 19 8 6 LET ME GO – Gary Barlow 132400
9 10 9 4 GO GENTLE – Robbie Williams 131100
10 6 6 6 I HOPE YOU FIND IT – Cher 195000

11 11 2 4 YOU’RE THE ONE FOR ME – Great Good Fine OK 249000
12 12 12 4 TAKE ME TO CHURCH – Hozier 125000
13 9 4 4 THE PERFECT LIFE – Moby featuring Wayne Coyne 167000
14 18 14 12 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Keane 184500
15 17 7 11 ANIMALS – Martin Garrix 285600
16 21 16 4 JUBEL – Klingande 79450
17 36 17 5 CRY NO MORE – VAULTS 66000
18 52 18 2 NEVER LOOK AWAY – Vienna Teng 33500
19 32 19 7 CAN’T DANCE – Lisa Stansfield 94800
20 28 20 3 ALL NIGHT – Icona Pop 49300

21 16 8 9 CHEATING – John Newman 248250
22 20 20 7 ROYALS – Lorde 121500
23 60 23 2 QUEENIE EYE – Paul McCartney 29250
24 27 24 3 IT’S FOR YOU – Cilla Black 55600
25 25 25 2 SHOT AT THE NIGHT – The Killers 37500
26 14 4 13 COUNTING STARS – OneRepublic 502500
27 15 4 8 BEST I EVER HAD – Gavin DeGraw 333900
28 30 28 4 CATFISH – Man Without Country 56300
29 13 1 18 SAFE AND SOUND – Capital Cities 745300
30 39 30 4 LOVE ME BACK TO LIFE – Celine Dion 64950

31 38 31 3 SKIP TO THE GOOD BIT – Rizzle Kicks 42100
32 34 32 18 THE LAST TIME – The Rolling Stones 187950
33 22 1 10 HERO – Family Of The Year 732200
34 31 18 9 BONFIRE HEART – James Blunt 148200
35 45 35 5 WHEN TWO WORLD’S COLLIDE – Chas & Dave 62250
36 63 36 2 BEAUTIFUL DAY – Thea Gilmore 24600
37 37 37 2 HIGHER THAN THE SUN – Keane 34600
38 NEW 38 1 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Lily Allen 17200
39 23 5 7 A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES – Linkin Park featuring Steve Ioki 270350
40 48 40 5 WRECKING BALL – Miley Cyrus 52700

41 41 1 12 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Tears For Fears 622150
42 29 12 5 NIRVANA – Sam Smith 119950
43 24 7 10 HOLD ON WE’RE GOING HOME – Drake featuring Majid Jordan 257800
44 26 6 11 DREW – Goldfrapp 317400
45 42 1 23 LA LA LA – Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith 1628300
46 55 46 2 ZOU BISOU BISOU – Emilia Mitiku 23550
47 59 47 3 WHAT’S GOING ON? – Monsieur Adi featuring A*M*E 28800
48 56 48 4 SOUND AND VISION – David Bowie 38800
49 33 9 7 GOGOGO – Status Quo 158050
50 68 50 2 LOVE WILL SAVE THE DAY – Boyzone 18400

51 35 6 13 ROAR – Katy Perry 309900
52 67 52 2 WHEN YOU WERE MY GIRL – Matt Cardle 18100
53 40 40 2 PERFECT DAY – Lou Reed 28250
54 RE 54 2 DISCO LOVE – The Saturdays 16800
55 74 55 2 DRY YOUR EYES – Texas featuring Richard Hawley 16000
56 43 8 9 THE MOTHER WE SHARE – CHVRCHES 201500
57 66 57 3 WHAT I MIGHT DO – Ben Pearce 24000
58 58 58 3 LET GO – RAC Featuring Kele and MDNR 25400
59 53 1 16 SUMMERTIME SADNESS – Lana Del Ray vs Cedric Gervais 994750
60 70 60 2 SING TO THE MOON – Laura Mvula 16000

61 61 61 2 HELP ME LOSE MY MIND – Disclosure featuring London Grammar 15000
62 72 62 3 STEP BY STEP – Wet Wet Wet 18000
63 51 7 13 STRONG – London Grammar 228250
64 62 1 26 SUPREME – Postiljonen 1392150
65 NEW 65 1 GAUDETE – Erasure 7000
66 NEW 66 1 SORROW – David Bowie 6800
67 NEW 67 1 BEAUTIFUL LIFE – Union J 6600
68 NEW 68 1 BOOYAH – Showtek featuring We Are Loud and Sonny Wilson 6400
69 69 1 30 PHOTOGRAPH – Ringo Starr 549850
70 NEW 70 1 WILDFIRES (LIGHT IT UP) – Ivy Quainoo 6000

71 NEW 71 1 WORK B***CH – Britney Spears 5800
72 71 1 30 SHORLEY WALL – Ooberman 737750
73 73 1 128 GOD ONLY KNOWS – The Beach Boys 2006950
74 NEW 74 1 YOUTH – Foxes 5200
75 NEW 75 1 GIVE IT 2 U – Robin Thicke featuring 2-Chainz and Kendrick Lamarr 5000

DROP OUTS
44 44 5 KING OF EVERYTHING – Boy George 55550
46 4 10 NEW – Paul McCartney 346100
47 24 6 SLEEPWALKING – Lissie 91450
49 23 9 WHY’D YOU ONLY CALL ME WHEN YOU’RE HIGH – The Arctic Monkeys 127000
50 27 5 DNA – Empire Of The Sun 72000
54 35 5 ISLAND SONG – Zac Brown Band 53500
57 57 3 SAY GOODBYE – Gabrielle 24600
64 64 1 OF THE NIGHT – Bastille 7100
65 65 1 COUNT ON ME – Chase & Status featuring Moko 7000
75 75 1 FREE – Rudimental featuring Emeli Sande 5000

3rd November 2013 Chart

It had to be Lou Reed. Much as I love Perfect Day, it’s already topped my chart with Bowie and other various artists joining Lou, whereas Walk On The Wild Side was a very risky record for 1973, it was on the chart show, and the BBC clearly had no idea what “giving head” meant as they’d just edited out 10CC’s Rubber Bullets’ “We’ve all got balls and brains” from the Number One single. It never peaked at 1 at the time, though would have in 1977 had it been eligible (I had a student grant and was affluent enough to start buying classic old singles).

Bad news for The Wanted who have previously come close, and have to settle for runners-up and a great pop record. The charts go mad with new entries yet again and many records which should have gone up have been pushed out altogether. Boo! Toploader get their biggest hit for 12 years, Robbie his second Top 10 of the year, while mate Gazza goes top 20 for the first time ever solo (not counting “with”s and “featuring”s and “Take That”s).

Highest new entry is The Killers at 25, just ahead of Keane (who have their debut classic higher up), both of course coming up to nearly a decade of non-stop hits, both K’s, and both Greatest Hits-ing.

1 NEW 1 1 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE – Lou Reed 170000
2 21 2 7 SHOW ME LOVE (AMERICA) – The Wanted 213400
3 2 1 7 BETTER – Cat And The Menagerie 731000
4 9 2 16 THURSDAY – Pet Shop Boys featuring Example 702100
5 1 1 8 THE BEST JEWEL THIEF IN THE WORLD – Prefab Sprout 415700
6 10 6 5 I HOPE YOU FIND IT – Cher 153000
7 11 7 3 GIVEN THE CHANCE – The Kite String Tangle 114000
8 34 8 7 THIS IS THE NIGHT – Toploader 143200
9 4 4 3 THE PERFECT LIFE – Moby featuring Wayne Coyne 135000
10 15 10 3 GO GENTLE – Robbie Williams 86100

11 3 2 3 YOU’RE THE ONE FOR ME – Great Good Fine OK 212000
12 13 12 3 TAKE ME TO CHURCH – Hozier 90000
13 7 1 17 SAFE AND SOUND – Capital Cities 727100
14 6 4 12 COUNTING STARS – OneRepublic 484000
15 5 4 7 BEST I EVER HAD – Gavin DeGraw 315500
16 8 8 8 CHEATING – John Newman 228500
17 26 7 10 ANIMALS – Martin Garrix 258600
18 20 18 11 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Keane 155500
19 52 19 5 LET ME GO – Gary Barlow 84400
20 22 20 6 ROYALS – Lorde 102000

21 33 21 3 JUBEL – Klingande 54450
22 12 1 9 HERO – Family Of The Year 714500
23 14 5 6 A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES – Linkin Park featuring Steve Ioki 253250
24 17 7 9 HOLD ON WE’RE GOING HOME – Drake featuring Majid Jordan 246300
25 NEW 25 1 SHOT AT THE NIGHT – The Killers 18750
26 16 6 10 DREW – Goldfrapp 304150
27 29 27 2 IT’S FOR YOU – Cilla Black 36600
28 54 28 2 ALL NIGHT – Icona Pop 29300
29 19 12 4 NIRVANA – Sam Smith 106200
30 60 30 3 CATFISH – Man Without Country 38000

31 18 18 8 BONFIRE HEART – James Blunt 130600
32 45 32 6 CAN’T DANCE – Lisa Stansfield 73800
33 25 9 6 GOGOGO – Status Quo 145950
34 40 34 17 THE LAST TIME – The Rolling Stones 170150
35 31 6 12 ROAR – Katy Perry 298150
36 50 36 4 CRY NO MORE – VAULTS 43000
37 NEW 37 1 HIGHER THAN THE SUN – Keane 17300
38 65 38 2 SKIP TO THE GOOD BIT – Rizzle Kicks 24200
39 39 39 3 LOVE ME BACK TO LIFE – Celine Dion 46950
40 NEW 40 1 PERFECT DAY – Lou Reed 17000

41 41 1 11 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Tears For Fears 608150
42 42 1 22 LA LA LA – Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith 1615300
43 28 8 8 THE MOTHER WE SHARE – CHVRCHES 190900
44 44 44 5 KING OF EVERYTHING – Boy George 55550
45 53 45 4 WHEN TWO WORLD’S COLLIDE – Chas & Dave 44750
46 30 4 10 NEW – Paul McCartney 346100
47 24 24 6 SLEEPWALKING – Lissie 91450
48 56 48 4 WRECKING BALL – Miley Cyrus 35700
49 23 23 9 WHY’D YOU ONLY CALL ME WHEN YOU’RE HIGH – The Arctic Monkeys 127000
50 27 27 5 DNA – Empire Of The Sun 72000

51 32 7 12 STRONG – London Grammar 221050
52 NEW 52 1 NEVER LOOK AWAY – Vienna Teng 11500
53 51 1 15 SUMMERTIME SADNESS – Lana Del Ray vs Cedric Gervais 984650
54 35 35 5 ISLAND SONG – Zac Brown Band 53500
55 NEW 55 1 ZOU BISOU BISOU – Emilia Mitiku 10800
56 59 56 3 SOUND AND VISION – David Bowie 26500
57 64 57 3 SAY GOODBYE – Gabrielle 24600
58 RE 58 2 LET GO – RAC Featuring Kele and MDNR 15200
59 69 59 2 WHAT’S GOING ON? – Monsieur Adi featuring A*M*E 16300
60 NEW 60 1 QUEENIE EYE – Paul McCartney 10000

61 NEW 61 1 HELP ME LOSE MY MIND Disclosure featuring London Grammar 7500
62 61 1 25 SUPREME – Postiljonen 1385050
63 NEW 63 1 BEAUTIFUL DAY – Thea Gilmore 7200
64 NEW 64 1 OF THE NIGHT – Bastille 7100
65 NEW 65 1 COUNT ON ME – Chase & Status featuring Moko 7000
66 66 66 2 WHAT I MIGHT DO – Ben Pearce 13600
67 NEW 67 1 WHEN YOU WERE MY GIRL – Matt Cardle 6600
68 NEW 68 1 LOVE WILL SAVE THE DAY Boyzone 6400
69 68 1 29 PHOTOGRAPH – Ringo Starr 543650
70 NEW 70 1 SING TO THE MOON – Laura Mvula 6000

71 70 1 29 SHORLEY WALL – Ooberman 732150
72 RE 72 2 STEP BY STEP – Wet Wet Wet 10600
73 73 1 127 GOD ONLY KNOWS – The Beach Boys 2001550
74 NEW 74 1 DRY YOUR EYES – Texas featuring Richard Hawley 5200
75 NEW 75 1 FREE – Rudimental featuring Emeli Sande 5000

DROP OUTS
36 14 5 NIGHT CAFE – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 110600
37 16 8 BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN – UB40 139500
38 38 6 CHANGING OF THE SEASONS – Two Door Cinema Club 72400
43 43 4 JULIET – Lawson 46200
46 20 5 DNA – Anna F 88000
47 47 7 ROSE OF CIMARRON – Poco 79850
48 39 4 HOLES – Passenger 49850
49 25 7 YOU DON’T KNOW ME – The Polyphonic Spree 113150
55 35 5 THE WIRE – HAIM 68700
57 48 4 HEART-SHAPED STONE – Kathryn Williams 46900
58 58 2 LET IT RAIN – Eliza Doolittle 17000
62 1 14 LOVE IS A BOURGEOIS CONSTRUCT – Pet Shop Boys 676200
63 63 2 CAN WE DANCE – The Vamps 13200
67 67 2 EMBRACE – Goldroom 12200
71 71 1 DISCO LOVE – The Saturdays 5800
72 72 1 R U CRAZY – Conor Maynard 5600
74 74 1 IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME – Cher 5200
75 75 1 COLOURS – Laleh 5000

OCTOBER 27th 2013

It’s an unexpected chart-topper from Prefab Sprout, giving 80’s-cocktail-jazz-pop a go at the top for the first time in 25 years or so. Unbelievably they’ve never had a number one before, so those police sirens give them a good wait of 28 years. Not the longest wait ever, but it’s up there!

Moby gets his biggest hit since the late 90’s, a great gospel chorus, a bit of a theme along with #11 and #13…!

Cher gets 5 decades of Top 10 hits, she’s still great at 67. Jameela on the chart show just can’t help making snide noises about “really old people” (as she has said previously) acts in the charts (not that many of them get in, but Cher is the latest and it can’t be the song as Miley Cyrus failed to make it a hit – and she’s huge – and Cher has. Miley gets no criticism of course on the Chart Show even though she’s riding balls naked to sell her records), or records that appeal to older fans. Please either make a comment on the few poor (but target audience appealing) records sprinkled throughout the chart as well or just play the records people buy with no comment or innuendo. I guess she’s far too young to realise Rizzle Kicks (a good target audience record) is largely a re-do of EMF’s Unbelievable. Apparently her researchers have never heard of Google either. It’s only their profession, of course…

While I’m feeling a bit whingey, there are no Eminem or Justin records in my chart cos I’m getting fed up with weekly album track releases, to get a quick cheap worldwide advert for the album ahead of release. Bieber apparently intends to release the whole album weekly. Hopefully no-one will buy it once it comes out as they will already have the singles. Sorry to the fans but they are taking up chart spaces that new acts could sorely do with.

Or old acts, like Robbie’s great new single shooting up to 15. Cilla Black enters at 29 just ahead of the man who originally wrote it for her in the mid-60’s, as she gets her hits in the album chart again.

1 3 1 7 THE BEST JEWEL THIEF IN THE WORLD – Prefab Sprout 355700
2 1 1 6 BETTER – Cat And The Menagerie 656000
3 2 2 2 YOU’RE THE ONE FOR ME – Great Good Fine OK 175000
4 16 4 2 THE PERFECT LIFE – Moby featuring Wayne Coyne 90000
5 4 4 6 BEST I EVER HAD – Gavin DeGraw 288500
6 13 4 11 COUNTING STARS – OneRepublic 455000
7 5 1 16 SAFE AND SOUND – Capital Cities 695100
8 10 8 7 CHEATING – John Newman 203500
9 9 2 15 THURSDAY – Pet Shop Boys featuring Example 637100
10 20 10 4 I HOPE YOU FIND IT – Cher 98000

11 15 11 2 GIVEN THE CHANCE – The Kite String Tangle 64000
12 6 1 8 HERO – Family Of The Year 695000
13 17 13 2 TAKE ME TO CHURCH – Hozier 55000
14 7 5 5 A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES – Linkin Park featuring Steve Ioki 234000
15 39 15 2 GO GENTLE – Robbie Williams 44100
16 8 6 9 DREW – Goldfrapp 285650
17 11 7 8 HOLD ON WE’RE GOING HOME – Drake featuring Majid Jordan 227300
18 18 18 7 BONFIRE HEART – James Blunt 112700
19 12 12 3 NIRVANA – Sam Smith 88000
20 30 20 10 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Keane 133500

21 21 21 6 SHOW ME LOVE (AMERICA) – The Wanted 98400
22 22 22 5 ROYALS – Lorde 82000
23 24 23 8 WHY’D YOU ONLY CALL ME WHEN YOU’RE HIGH – The Arctic Monkeys 114900
24 25 24 5 SLEEPWALKING – Lissie 78950
25 14 9 5 GOGOGO – Status Quo 128250
26 42 7 9 ANIMALS – Martin Garrix 235600
27 27 27 4 DNA – Empire Of The Sun 60000
28 19 8 7 THE MOTHER WE SHARE – CHVRCHES 177400
29 NEW 29 1 IT’S FOR YOU – Cilla Black 18200
30 23 4 9 NEW – Paul McCartney 333350

31 33 6 11 ROAR – Katy Perry 280650
32 32 7 11 STRONG – London Grammar 209300
33 40 33 2 JUBEL – Klingande 34700
34 26 26 6 THIS IS THE NIGHT – Toploader 95200
35 56 35 4 ISLAND SONG – Zac Brown Band 42500
36 29 14 5 NIGHT CAFE – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 110600
37 28 16 8 BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN – UB40 139500
38 38 38 6 CHANGING OF THE SEASONS – Two Door Cinema Club 72400
39 46 39 2 LOVE ME BACK TO LIFE – Celine Dion 29850
40 43 40 16 THE LAST TIME – The Rolling Stones 152550

41 31 1 10 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Tears For Fears 594150
42 41 1 21 LA LA LA – Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith 1601550
43 53 43 4 JULIET – Lawson 46200
44 44 44 4 KING OF EVERYTHING – Boy George 42300
45 45 45 5 CAN’T DANCE – Lisa Stansfield 56000
46 34 20 5 DNA – Anna F 88000
47 49 47 7 ROSE OF CIMARRON – Poco 79850
48 63 39 4 HOLES – Passenger 49850
49 36 25 7 YOU DON’T KNOW ME – The Polyphonic Spree 113150
50 RE 50 3 CRY NO MORE – VAULTS 25600

51 51 1 14 SUMMERTIME SADNESS – Lana Del Ray vs Cedric Gervais 973400
52 37 37 4 LET ME GO – Gary Barlow 63400
53 57 53 3 WHEN TWO WORLD’S COLLIDE – Chas & Dave 31750
54 NEW 54 1 ALL NIGHT – Icona Pop 11000
55 35 35 5 THE WIRE – HAIM 68700
56 68 56 3 WRECKING BALL – Miley Cyrus 23400
57 48 48 4 HEART-SHAPED STONE – Kathryn Williams 46900
58 66 58 2 LET IT RAIN – Eliza Doolittle 17000
59 71 59 2 SOUND AND VISION – David Bowie 15900
60 60 60 2 CATFISH – Man Without Country 20000

61 58 1 24 SUPREME – Postiljonen 1377650
62 55 1 14 LOVE IS A BOURGEOIS CONSTRUCT – Pet Shop Boys 676200
63 RE 63 2 CAN WE DANCE – The Vamps 13200
64 64 64 2 SAY GOODBYE – Gabrielle 14200
65 NEW 65 1 SKIP TO THE GOOD BIT – Rizzle Kicks 7000
66 NEW 66 1 WHAT I MIGHT DO – Ben Pearce 6800
67 72 67 2 EMBRACE – Goldroom 12200
68 67 1 28 PHOTOGRAPH – Ringo Starr 537450
69 NEW 69 1 WHAT’S GOING ON? – Monsieur Adi featuring A*M*E 6200
70 69 1 28 SHORLEY WALL – Ooberman 726350

71 NEW 71 1 DISCO LOVE – The Saturdays 5800
72 NEW 72 1 R U CRAZY – Conor Maynard 5600
73 73 1 126 GOD ONLY KNOWS – The Beach Boys 1996150
74 NEW 74 1 IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME – Cher 5200
75 NEW 75 1 COLOURS – Laleh 5000

DROP OUTS
47 20 8 RADIATE – Jack Johnson 127900
50 50 2 HOME – Dan Croll 24000
52 18 7 BLOOD DIAMONDS – Simple Minds 110900
54 19 6 EVERY TIME I SEE YOU I GO WILD – B.E.F. featuring Kim Wilde 78800
59 3 6 YOUR LIES – Shelby Lynn 250950
61 46 4 RESCUE – The Feeling 36250
62 62 5 ATLAS – Coldplay 33500
65 65 2 WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU – Jake Bugg 14000
70 70 2 FLATLINE – Mutya Keisha Siobhan 11400
74 74 1 PARADISE – Ruby Lux 5200
75 75 1 LET GO – RAC Featuring Kele and MDNR 5000

20th Oct 2013

Prefab Sprout get their biggest ever hit, Moby bangs back after a long break, into the Top 20, joined by Cher, a span of solo top 20 hits of 42 years. Celine & Gabrielle are back after long breaks, and Robbie’s in the 40 along with Gazza – who will win this chart fight? Take That probably, next year.

1 1 1 5 BETTER Cat And The Menagerie
2 NEW 2 1 YOU’RE THE ONE FOR ME Great Good Fine OK
3 10 3 6 THE BEST JEWEL THIEF IN THE WORLD Prefab Sprout
4 4 4 5 BEST I EVER HAD Gavin DeGraw
5 2 1 15 SAFE AND SOUND Capital Cities
6 3 1 7 HERO Family Of The Year
7 5 5 4 A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES Linkin Park featuring Steve Ioki
8 6 6 8 DREW Goldfrapp
9 12 2 14 THURSDAY Pet Shop Boys featuring Example
10 14 10 6 CHEATING John Newman

11 7 7 7 HOLD ON WE’RE GOING HOME Drake featuring Majid Jordan
12 13 12 2 NIRVANA Sam Smith
13 8 4 10 COUNTING STARS OneRepublic
14 9 9 4 GOGOGO Status Quo
15 NEW 15 1 GIVEN THE CHANCE The Kite String Tangle
16 NEW 16 1 THE PERFECT LIFE Moby featuring Wayne Coyne
17 NEW 17 1 TAKE ME TO CHURCH Hozier
18 18 18 6 BONFIRE HEART James Blunt
19 11 8 6 THE MOTHER WE SHARE CHVRCHES
20 30 20 3 I HOPE YOU FIND IT Cher

21 47 21 5 SHOW ME LOVE (AMERICA) The Wanted
22 22 22 4 ROYALS Lorde
23 15 4 8 NEW Paul McCartney
24 24 24 7 WHY’D YOU ONLY CALL ME WHEN YOU’RE HIGH The Arctic Monkeys
25 29 25 4 SLEEPWALKING Lissie
26 26 26 5 THIS IS THE NIGHT Toploader
27 40 27 3 DNA Empire Of The Sun
28 16 16 7 BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN UB40
29 17 14 4 NIGHT CAFE Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
30 35 30 9 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW Keane

31 21 1 9 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD Tears For Fears
32 19 7 10 STRONG London Grammar
33 23 6 10 ROAR Katy Perry
34 20 20 4 DNA Anna F
35 36 35 4 THE WIRE HAIM
36 25 25 6 YOU DON’T KNOW ME The Polyphonic Spree
37 37 37 3 LET ME GO Gary Barlow
38 38 38 5 CHANGING OF THE SEASONS Two Door Cinema Club
39 NEW 39 1 GO GENTLE Robbie Williams
40 NEW 40 1 JUBEL Klingande

41 34 1 20 LA LA LA Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith
42 31 7 8 ANIMALS Martin Garrix
43 45 43 15 THE LAST TIME The Rolling Stones
44 56 44 3 KING OF EVERYTHING Boy George
45 60 45 4 CAN’T DANCE Lisa Stansfield
46 NEW 46 1 LOVE ME BACK TO LIFE Celine Dion
47 27 20 8 RADIATE Jack Johnson
48 49 48 3 HEART-SHAPED STONE Kathryn Williams
49 51 49 6 ROSE OF CIMARRON Poco
50 50 50 2 HOME Dan Croll

51 41 1 13 SUMMERTIME SADNESS Lana Del Ray vs Cedric Gervais
52 32 18 7 BLOOD DIAMONDS Simple Minds
53 53 53 3 JULIET Lawson
54 28 19 6 EVERY TIME I SEE YOU I GO WILD B.E.F. featuring Kim Wilde
55 42 1 13 LOVE IS A BOURGEOIS CONSTRUCT Pet Shop Boys
56 63 56 3 ISLAND SONG Zac Brown Band
57 59 57 2 WHEN TWO WORLD’S COLLIDE Chas & Dave
58 54 1 23 SUPREME Postiljonen
59 39 3 6 YOUR LIES Shelby Lynn
60 NEW 60 1 CATFISH Man Without Country

61 46 46 4 RESCUE The Feeling
62 64 62 5 ATLAS Coldplay
63 44 39 3 HOLES Passenger
64 NEW 64 1 SAY GOODBYE Gabrielle
65 65 65 2 WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU Jake Bugg
66 NEW 66 1 LET IT RAIN Eliza Doolittle
67 66 1 27 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr
68 68 68 2 WRECKING BALL Miley Cyrus
69 69 1 27 SHORLEY WALL Ooberman
70 RE 70 2 FLATLINE Mutya Keisha Siobhan

71 NEW 71 1 SOUND AND VISION David Bowie
72 NEW 72 1 EMBRACE Goldroom
73 73 1 125 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys
74 NEW 74 1 PARADISE Ruby Lux
75 NEW 75 1 LET GO RAC featuring Kele and MDNR

Drop outs
33 26 3 LOSE YOURSELF TO DANCE Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
43 19 7 HOME AGAIN Elton John
48 48 2 YOU MAKE ME Avicii
52 9 8 LIFTED Naughty Boy featuring Emeli Sande
55 27 6 SAME LOVE Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert
57 47 3 58 BPM Tensnake featuring Fiora
58 58 2 BABY BLUE Badfinger
61 5 9 IN OUT Dan Croll
62 14 8 BRAND NEW DAY Kodaline
67 67 1 TAKING OVER Miles Kane
70 70 1 CAN WE DANCE The Vamps
71 15 7 KISS IN TAKSIM SQUARE Chinawoman
72 72 1 KANGAROO COURT Capital Cities
74 74 2 EVERY SINGLE NIGHT Dave Stewart featuring Martina McBride
75 75 1 STEP BY STEP Wet Wet Wet

13th October 2013 chart

Back up to number one the still fabulous and obscure Better. That games company need to get their act together and make it big! Joining them higher up, the manic poprock of Gavin DeGraw (it’s essentially a Train record), and leaping up high is Quo. Quo have made my Top 10 with poppier stuff over the last 30 years, now and again, but this is their best actual rock single since 1980. They’ve done it by “borrowing” riffs from Foo Fighters and blending with the copyright Quo riffs and a great song. Prefab Sprout get their first Top 10 since 1997.

Highest new entry is from Sam Smith. He’s a great singer, so it’s bizarre that this hasn’t charted. Presumably Radio 1 haven’t playlisted it…? James Blunt goes Top 20 shock! Hey it’s a great song, poor ol James has been putting up with cliched bad gags with good humour for years, so he gets the last laugh with a bonafide Top 10 Uk hit again. Nahh na nananaaa.

Lower down, and with a cover of a 1969 posthumous Jim Reeves hit, I never would have predicted Chas n Dave would make another good record 31 years since their last one. Never say never…! Finally, sneaking in at the bottom, the sometimes good Wet Wet Wet for 26 years of hits.

1 2 1 4 BETTER – Cat And The Menagerie 411000
2 1 1 14 SAFE AND SOUND – Capital Cities 585100
3 3 1 6 HERO – Family Of The Year 605000
4 6 4 4 BEST I EVER HAD – Gavin DeGraw 163500
5 7 5 3 A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES – Linkin Park featuring Steve Ioki 155000
6 9 6 7 DREW – Goldfrapp 212650
7 10 7 6 HOLD ON WE’RE GOING HOME – Drake featuring Majid Jordan 167300
8 4 4 9 COUNTING STARS – OneRepublic 368000
9 27 9 3 GOGOGO – Status Quo 80500
10 22 10 5 THE BEST JEWEL THIEF IN THE WORLD – Prefab Sprout 100700

11 8 8 5 THE MOTHER WE SHARE – CHVRCHES 138100
12 5 2 13 THURSDAY – Pet Shop Boys featuring Example 547100
13 NEW 13 1 NIRVANA – Sam Smith 32000
14 17 14 5 CHEATING – John Newman 113500
15 11 4 7 NEW – Paul McCartney 296100
16 16 16 6 BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN – UB40 103900
17 14 14 3 NIGHT CAFE – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 75000
18 59 18 5 BONFIRE HEART – James Blunt 68700
19 12 7 9 STRONG – London Grammar 173700
20 21 20 3 DNA – Anna F 57650

21 15 1 8 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Tears For Fears 566250
22 33 22 3 ROYALS – Lorde 43000
23 13 6 9 ROAR – Katy Perry 245050
24 35 24 6 WHY’D YOU ONLY CALL ME WHEN YOU’RE HIGH – The Arctic Monkeys 76650
25 32 25 5 YOU DON’T KNOW ME – The Polyphonic Spree 83650
26 57 26 4 THIS IS THE NIGHT – Toploader 59100
27 20 20 7 RADIATE – Jack Johnson 115400
28 19 19 5 EVERY TIME I SEE YOU I GO WILD – B.E.F. featuring Kim Wilde 67800
29 34 29 3 SLEEPWALKING – Lissie 41200
30 30 30 2 I HOPE YOU FIND IT – Cher 36000

31 18 7 7 ANIMALS – Martin Garrix 199350
32 29 18 6 BLOOD DIAMONDS – Simple Minds 99400
33 26 26 3 LOSE YOURSELF TO DANCE – Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers 54000
34 24 1 19 LA LA LA – Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith 1573800
35 38 35 8 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Keane 95500
36 40 36 3 THE WIRE – HAIM 40400
37 37 37 2 LET ME GO – Gary Barlow 34600
38 62 38 4 CHANGING OF THE SEASONS – Two Door Cinema Club 38000
39 25 3 5 YOUR LIES – Shelby Lynn 240850
40 69 40 2 DNA – Empire Of The Sun 23200

41 31 1 12 SUMMERTIME SADNESS – Lana Del Ray vs Cedric Gervais 949900
42 23 1 12 LOVE IS A BOURGEOIS CONSTRUCT – Pet Shop Boys 658000
43 28 19 7 HOME AGAIN – Elton John 101550
44 39 39 2 HOLES – Passenger 30350
45 46 45 14 THE LAST TIME – The Rolling Stones 122050
46 56 46 3 RESCUE – The Feeling 28750
47 50 38 4 SHOW ME LOVE (AMERICA) – The Wanted 58900
48 54 48 2 YOU MAKE ME – Avicii 23300
49 49 49 2 HEART-SHAPED STONE – Kathryn Williams 24200
50 NEW 50 1 HOME – Dan Croll 12000

51 51 51 5 ROSE OF CIMARRON – Poco 55250
52 36 9 8 LIFTED – Naughty Boy featuring Emeli Sande 176650
53 58 53 2 JULIET – Lawson 21450
54 45 1 22 SUPREME – Postiljonen 1359950
55 42 27 6 SAME LOVE – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert 90700
56 74 56 2 KING OF EVERYTHING – Boy George 15800
57 47 47 3 58 BPM – Tensnake featuring Fiora 34900
58 70 58 2 BABY BLUE – Badfinger 16200
59 NEW 59 1 WHEN TWO WORLD’S COLLIDE – Chas & Dave 10100
60 60 60 3 CAN’T DANCE – Lisa Stansfield 30000

61 41 5 9 IN OUT – Dan Croll 260550
62 43 14 8 BRAND NEW DAY – Kodaline 157600
63 63 63 2 ISLAND SONG – Zac Brown Band 14400
64 67 64 4 ATLAS – Coldplay 26100
65 NEW 65 1 WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU – Jake Bugg 7000
66 65 1 26 PHOTOGRAPH – Ringo Starr 524450
67 NEW 67 1 TAKING OVER – Miles Kane 6600
68 NEW 68 1 WRECKING BALL – Miley Cyrus 6400
69 68 1 26 SHORLEY WALL – Ooberman 714150
70 NEW 70 1 CAN WE DANCE – The Vamps 6000

71 52 15 7 KISS IN TAKSIM SQUARE – Chinawoman 113650
72 NEW 72 1 KANGAROO COURT – Capital Cities 5600
73 72 1 124 GOD ONLY KNOWS – The Beach Boys 1985350
74 75 74 2 EVERY SINGLE NIGHT – Dave Stewart featuring Martina McBride 10200
75 NEW 75 1 STEP BY STEP – Wet Wet Wet 5000

DROP OUTS
44 44 5 THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE – Bastille 43950
48 32 7 SUPERSOAKER – Kings Of Leon 92400
53 13 7 LITTLE NIKKI SAYS – Little Nikki 131950
55 6 9 COOL – LE YOUTH 239300
61 2 10 RED HANDS – Walk Off The Earth 470600
64 64 2 THE OCEAN – Saturday, Monday featuring Julia Spade 14200
66 66 2 CRY NO MORE – VAULTS 13600
71 5 8 JUST KIDS – F.U.R.S. 250100
73 73 1 DARK HORSE – Katy Perry featuring Juicy J 5400

5th October 2013

It’s been an erratic climb, but after it finally gets released (and so late it missed the UK Top 40) Capital Cities worldwide smash hits my top. A big raspberry to Radio One who feel it wouldnt appeal to it’s core target age group. It has everywhere else… They’ll be playing theme tunes to Spongebob Squarepants and Teletubbies next in a failed effort to reduce the listener average age (BTW that wouldn’t work either, cos Spongebob is fab and also appeals to the over 30’s!).

Pet Shop Boys 4th single off Electric gets played on Radio 2 and shoots back up my charts (Radio 2 is fab, just wish the listeners bought singles), joining CHVRCHES , Gavin DeGraw and Drake for a varied new look to the Top 10.

Highest new entry is Cher. She’s 67. She was getting playlisted on Radio One when she was a mere youngster of 52, and becoming the biggest selling pop song on the planet that year. She’s had number ones in my charts in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, and would have had two in the 60’s had I been compiling charts then (with Sonny) cos I loved (Sonny &) Cher as a kiddie, teen, young adult, adult, and beyond.

Sneaking in at the bottom end are 2 80’s regulars, Boy George & Dave (Eurythmics) Stewart, and 70’s forgotten Beatles proteges Badfinger. This track was a US hit, and last week was the featured song for the series end of Breaking Bad (and is selling pretty well as a result). Badfinger were hit by the financial troubles of Apple Records, and both of the band leaders ended up committing suicide. They hit my number one in 1971 with No Matter What and achieved songwriter immortality with Without You, as definitively covered by Nilsson (and killed by mariah carey).

1 3 1 13 SAFE AND SOUND – Capital Cities 470100
2 1 1 3 BETTER – Cat And The Menagerie 266000
3 2 1 5 HERO – Family Of The Year 530000
4 5 4 8 COUNTING STARS – OneRepublic 320000
5 54 2 12 THURSDAY – Pet Shop Boys featuring Example 512100
6 16 6 3 BEST I EVER HAD – Gavin DeGraw 98500
7 9 7 2 A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES – Linkin Park featuring Steve Ioki 95000
8 14 8 4 THE MOTHER WE SHARE – CHVRCHES 101100
9 10 9 6 DREW – Goldfrapp 157650
10 20 10 5 HOLD ON WE’RE GOING HOME – Drake featuring Majid Jordan 117300

11 8 4 6 NEW – Paul McCartney 269100
12 7 7 8 STRONG – London Grammar 152700
13 6 6 8 ROAR – Katy Perry 225800
14 17 14 2 NIGHT CAFE – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 52000
15 11 1 7 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Tears For Fears 546500
16 25 16 5 BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN – UB40 78900
17 22 17 4 CHEATING – John Newman 84500
18 13 7 6 ANIMALS – Martin Garrix 181450
19 26 19 4 EVERY TIME I SEE YOU I GO WILD – B.E.F. featuring Kim Wilde 49500
20 28 20 6 RADIATE – Jack Johnson 97000

21 31 21 2 DNA – Anna F 37650
22 30 22 4 THE BEST JEWEL THIEF IN THE WORLD – Prefab Sprout 58700
23 12 1 11 LOVE IS A BOURGEOIS CONSTRUCT – Pet Shop Boys 644250
24 15 1 18 LA LA LA – Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith 1556200
25 4 3 4 YOUR LIES – Shelby Lynn 223750
26 32 26 2 LOSE YOURSELF TO DANCE – Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers 36300
27 39 27 2 GOGOGO – Status Quo 35500
28 19 19 6 HOME AGAIN – Elton John 88050
29 18 18 5 BLOOD DIAMONDS – Simple Minds 81600
30 NEW 30 1 I HOPE YOU FIND IT – Cher 18000

31 24 1 11 SUMMERTIME SADNESS – Lana Del Ray vs Cedric Gervais 935900
32 34 32 4 YOU DON’T KNOW ME – The Polyphonic Spree 64900
33 71 33 2 ROYALS – Lorde 23500
34 RE 34 2 SLEEPWALKING – Lissie 23000
35 46 35 5 WHY’D YOU ONLY CALL ME WHEN YOU’RE HIGH – The Arctic Monkeys 57650
36 21 9 7 LIFTED – Naughty Boy featuring Emeli Sande 165150
37 NEW 37 1 LET ME GO – Gary Barlow 17300
38 43 38 7 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Keane 78000
39 NEW 39 1 HOLES – Passenger 17100
40 70 40 2 THE WIRE – HAIM 23000

41 23 5 8 IN OUT – Dan Croll 253050
42 44 27 5 SAME LOVE – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 79900
43 27 14 7 BRAND NEW DAY – Kodaline 150200
44 49 44 5 THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE – Bastille 43950
45 41 1 21 SUPREME – Postiljonen 1348950
46 48 46 13 THE LAST TIME – The Rolling Stones 109050
47 50 47 2 58 BPM – Tensnake featuring Fiora 24500
48 36 32 7 SUPERSOAKER – Kings Of Leon 92400
49 NEW 49 1 HEART-SHAPED STONE – Kathryn Williams 12100
50 38 38 3 SHOW ME LOVE (AMERICA) – The Wanted 46400

51 53 51 4 ROSE OF CIMARRON – Poco 43500
52 37 15 6 KISS IN TAKSIM SQUARE – Chinawoman 107850
53 29 13 7 LITTLE NIKKI SAYS – Little Nikki 131950
54 NEW 54 1 YOU MAKE ME – Avicii 11000
55 40 6 9 COOL – LE YOUTH 239300
56 RE 56 2 RESCUE – The Feeling 16000
57 33 33 3 THIS IS THE NIGHT – Toploader 40600
58 NEW 58 1 JULIET – Lawson 10200
59 47 35 4 BONFIRE HEART – James Blunt 46700
60 60 60 2 CAN’T DANCE – Lisa Stansfield 20000

61 56 2 10 RED HANDS – Walk Off The Earth 470600
62 RE 62 3 CHANGING OF THE SEASONS – Two Door Cinema Club 20800
63 NEW 63 1 ISLAND SONG – Zac Brown Band 7200
64 64 64 2 THE OCEAN – Saturday, Monday featuring Julia Spade 14200
65 65 1 25 PHOTOGRAPH – Ringo Starr 517650
66 66 66 2 CRY NO MORE – VAULTS 13600
67 69 67 3 ATLAS – Coldplay 19000
68 68 1 25 SHORLEY WALL – Ooberman 707950
69 NEW 69 1 DNA – Empire Of The Sun 6200
70 NEW 70 1 BABY BLUE – Badfinger 6000

71 45 5 8 JUST KIDS – F.U.R.S. 250100
72 72 1 123 GOD ONLY KNOWS – The Beach Boys 1979950
73 NEW 73 1 DARK HORSE – Katy Perry featuring Juicy J 5400
74 NEW 74 1 KING OF EVERYTHING – Boy George 5200
75 NEW 75 1 EVERY SINGLE NIGHT – Dave Stewart featuring Martina McBride 5000

DROP-OUTS
35 16 7 COOL LIKE ME – Fryars 131400
42 9 7 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME – Olly Murs 178000
51 24 4 LET GO – Dive In 61550
52 29 7 APPLAUSE – Lady Gaga 119300
55 37 6 LOST GENERATION – Rizzle Kicks 62100
57 48 5 SONNENTANZ (SUN DON’T SHINE) – Klangkarussell featuring Will Heard 48500
58 10 8 (YOU DON’T KNOW) HOW GLAD I AM – Nancy Wilson 191150
59 59 2 HUNTER – Sandra Van Nieuwland 16900
61 17 7 EVERYTHING TO ME – Shane Filan 110050
62 62 1 SWEPT – Mons Montis 7400
63 63 1 TAKE IT BACK – Spark 7200
67 67 1 WITHOUT U – Oscar Zia 6600
73 73 1 FLATLINE – Mutya Keisha Siobhan 5400
74 74 1 I WILL BE THERE – Katie Melua 5200
75 75 1 CHILLIN’ IT – Cole Swindell 5000

29th September 2013

Better pushes down Hero for a first week at the top for new act Cat And The Menagerie. It’s as great as Hero, and if you take a listen and it sounds a bit familiar somehow, well that’ll be because it’s not a million miles away from Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know in sound. The song though isn’t like it all, it’s good in it’s own right!

Hero, like so many this week, is pushed down by sheer numbers of new downloads, even though tracks dropping havent actually dropped in my affections, it’s just a volatile chart! The Fab Capital Cities finally make the Top 3, 12 weeks on, and the haunting London Grammar Top 10 after 7 weeks. Highest entry is the dance-thomping metal of Linkin Park, and re-entering at 10 the beautiful and cinematic Goldfrapp.

BEF and Kim Wilde come back at 26 with a bonafide Top 40, Kim’s first in over a decade, BEF’s in almost 30 years (aka Heaven 17), both now stretch hits back to 1981. Lower down and back after over a decade away is Lisa Stansfield, spans her hits back to 1989…

1 19 1 2 BETTER – Cat And The Menagerie 166000
2 1 1 4 HERO – Family Of The Year 455000
3 10 3 12 SAFE AND SOUND – Capital Cities 300100
4 3 3 3 YOUR LIES – Shelby Lynn 205000
5 12 5 7 COUNTING STARS – OneRepublic 255000
6 8 6 7 ROAR – Katy Perry 193800
7 17 7 7 STRONG – London Grammar 117700
8 4 4 5 NEW – Paul McCartney 232100
9 NEW 9 1 A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES – Linkin Park featuring Steve Ioki 45000
10 RE 10 5 DREW – Goldfrapp 112650

11 2 1 6 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Tears For Fears 519500
12 6 1 10 LOVE IS A BOURGEOIS CONSTRUCT – Pet Shop Boys 625000
13 7 7 5 ANIMALS – Martin Garrix 159450
14 39 14 3 THE MOTHER WE SHARE – CHVRCHES 53100
15 11 1 17 LA LA LA – Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith 1537200
16 26 16 2 BEST I EVER HAD – Gavin DeGraw 43500
17 NEW 17 1 NIGHT CAFE – Orchestral Manoevres In The Dark 23000
18 30 18 4 BLOOD DIAMONDS – Simple Minds 63400
19 23 19 5 HOME AGAIN – Elton John 69750
20 22 20 4 HOLD ON WE’RE GOING HOME – Drake featuring Majid Jordan 75300

21 9 9 6 LIFTED – Naughty Boy featuring Emeli Sande 147750
22 18 18 3 CHEATING – John Newman 61500
23 5 5 7 IN OUT – Dan Croll 239050
24 16 1 10 SUMMERTIME SADNESS – Lana Del Ray vs Cedric Gervais 918000
25 40 25 4 BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN – UB40 53900
26 RE 26 3 EVERY TIME I SEE YOU I GO WILD – B.E.F. featuring Kim Wilde 28500
27 14 14 6 BRAND NEW DAY – Kodaline 136700
28 36 28 5 RADIATE – Jack Johnson 77000
29 13 13 6 LITTLE NIKKI SAYS – Little Nikki 120700
30 RE 30 3 THE BEST JEWEL THIEF IN THE WORLD – Prefab Sprout 39200

31 NEW 31 1 DNA – Anna F 17900
32 NEW 32 1 LOSE YOURSELF TO DANCE – Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers 17800
33 47 33 2 THIS IS THE NIGHT – Toploader 30200
34 61 34 3 YOU DON’T KNOW ME – The Polyphonic Spree 47100
35 20 16 7 COOL LIKE ME – Fryars 131400
36 32 32 6 SUPERSOAKER – Kings Of Leon 80100
37 15 15 5 KISS IN TAKSIM SQUARE – Chinawoman 96350
38 38 38 2 SHOW ME LOVE – The Wanted 34400
39 NEW 39 1 GOGOGO – Status Quo 17100
40 25 6 8 COOL – LE YOUTH 228500

41 33 1 20 SUPREME – Postiljonen 1335950
42 21 9 7 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME – Olly Murs 178000
43 45 43 6 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Keane 60800
44 27 27 4 SAME LOVE – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 66150
45 28 5 7 JUST KIDS – F.U.R.S. 244300
46 50 46 4 WHY’D YOU ONLY CALL ME WHEN YOU’RE HIGH – The Arctic Monkeys 40150
47 35 35 3 BONFIRE HEART – James Blunt 36600
48 51 48 12 THE LAST TIME – The Rolling Stones 96300
49 63 49 4 THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE – Bastille 30700
50 NEW 50 1 58 BPM – Tensnake featuring Fiora 12000

51 24 24 4 LET GO – Dive In 61550
52 29 29 7 APPLAUSE – Lady Gaga 119300
53 57 53 3 ROSE OF CIMARRON – Poco 31750
54 53 2 11 THURSDAY – Pet Shop Boys featuring Example 452100
55 37 37 6 LOST GENERATION – Rizzle Kicks 62100
56 43 2 9 RED HANDS – Walk Off The Earth 463100
57 48 48 5 SONNENTANZ (SUN DON’T SHINE) – Klangkarussell featuring Will Heard 48500
58 41 10 8 (YOU DON’T KNOW) HOW GLAD I AM – Nancy Wilson 191150
59 66 59 2 HUNTER – Sandra Van Nieuwland 16900
60 NEW 60 1 CAN’T DANCE – Lisa Stansfield 10000

61 31 17 7 EVERYTHING TO ME – Shane Filan 110050
62 NEW 62 1 SWEPT – Mons Montis 7400
63 NEW 63 1 TAKE IT BACK – Spark 7200
64 NEW 64 1 THE OCEAN – Saturday, Monday featuring Julia Spade 7100
65 64 1 24 PHOTOGRAPH – Ringo Starr 510650
66 NEW 66 1 CRY NO MORE – VAULTS 6800
67 NEW 67 1 WITHOUT U – Oscar Zia 6600
68 67 1 24 SHORLEY WALL – Ooberman 701550
69 69 69 2 ATLAS – Coldplay 12400
70 NEW 70 1 THE WIRE – Haim 6000

71 NEW 71 1 ROYALS – Lourde 5800
72 71 1 122 GOD ONLY KNOWS – The Beach Boys 1974350
73 NEW 73 1 FLATLINE – Mutya Keisha Siobhan 5400
74 NEW 74 1 I WILL BE THERE – Katie Melua 5200
75 NEW 75 1 CHILLIN’ IT – Cole Swindell 5000

DROP OUTS
34 34 4 ON OUR WAY – The Royal Concept 66250
42 5 9 SO HIGH – Ghost Loft 318650
44 2 15 LOVE ME AGAIN – John Newman 672650
46 28 3 LOVE IS THE DRUG – The Bryan Ferry Orchestra 49050
49 19 6 FU MANCHU – The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra featuring Bitty McLean 108700
52 52 4 BURN – Ellie Goulding 34400
54 10 10 ATLANTIS – Postiljonen 245200
55 4 10 TRUE LOVE – Pink featuring Lily Rose Cooper 388550
56 5 18 POSTCARD FROM PARIS – Glen Campbell 468050
58 58 2 YOU’RE NOT THE ONLY ONE – Jamie Cullum 16200
59 20 6 PRIMEVAL – Duane Eddy 96750
60 60 2 AFTER ALL – Michael Buble featuring Bryan Adams 16200
62 9 17 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW – Agnetha Faltskog 267700
65 1 23 GET LUCKY – Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers 850500
68 60 2 BUILDER OF ROUTINES – Manic Street Preachers 16400
70 62 2 CHANGING OF THE SEASONS – Two Door Cinema Club 13400
72 72 2 GROW OLD WITH ME – Tom Odell 11000
73 73 1 RESCUE – The Feeling 5400
74 74 1 ODDS ARE – Barenaked Ladies 5200
75 75 1 REFLEKTOR – Arcade Fire (with David Bowie) 5000

22nd Sept 2013

Hero does it again. A gorgeous song. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Gorgeous! Keeps off 2 old classics, a returning Beatle and young whippersnapper from the top.

Highest new entry is another great song from new act Cat and The Menagerie (wish it had been Canary though). Wikipedia is calling me…. Not far behind, huge American star Gavin DeGraw with his second hit, very Train-like and fab.

1 1 1 3 HERO – Family Of The Year 355000
2 2 1 5 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Tears For Fears 482500
3 6 3 2 YOUR LIES – Shelby Lynn 140000
4 5 4 4 NEW – Paul McCartney 184100
5 7 5 6 IN OUT – Dan Croll 209800
6 4 1 9 LOVE IS A BOURGEOIS CONSTRUCT – Pet Shop Boys 590000
7 8 7 4 ANIMALS – Martin Garrix 127450
8 10 8 6 ROAR – Katy Perry 138800
9 12 9 5 LIFTED – Naughty Boy featuring Emeli Sande 128000
10 17 10 11 SAFE AND SOUND – Capital Cities 215100

11 3 1 16 LA LA LA – Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith 1510200
12 11 8 6 COUNTING STARS – OneRepublic 195000
13 18 13 5 LITTLE NIKKI SAYS – Little Nikki 102500
14 14 14 5 BRAND NEW DAY – Kodaline 118300
15 19 15 4 KISS IN TAKSIM SQUARE – Chinawoman 79050
16 13 1 9 SUMMERTIME SADNESS – Lana Del Ray vs Cedric Gervais 899000
17 39 17 6 STRONG – London Grammar 67700
18 20 18 2 CHEATING – John Newman 42000
19 NEW 19 1 BETTER – Cat And The Menagerie 21000
20 16 16 6 COOL LIKE ME – Fryars 113900

21 9 9 6 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME – Olly Murs 164250
22 27 22 3 HOLD ON WE’RE GOING HOME – Drake featuring Majid Jordan 55300
23 26 23 4 HOME AGAIN – Elton John 48750
24 32 24 3 LET GO – Dive In 49800
25 25 6 7 COOL – LE YOUTH 211500
26 NEW 26 1 BEST I EVER HAD – Gavin DeGraw 18500
27 35 27 3 SAME LOVE – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 52900
28 15 5 6 JUST KIDS – F.U.R.S. 231300
29 29 29 6 APPLAUSE – Lady Gaga 107800
30 38 30 3 BLOOD DIAMONDS – Simple Minds 41400

31 23 17 6 EVERYTHING TO ME – Shane Filan 102550
32 36 32 5 SUPERSOAKER – Kings Of Leon 62700
33 30 1 19 SUPREME – Postiljonen 1321950
34 34 34 4 ON OUR WAY – The Royal Concept 66250
35 67 35 2 BONFIRE HEART – James Blunt 24100
36 37 36 4 RADIATE – Jack Johnson 58700
37 40 37 5 LOST GENERATION – Rizzle Kicks 51300
38 NEW 38 1 SHOW ME LOVE – The Wanted 17200
39 65 39 2 THE MOTHER WE SHARE – CHVRCHES 24100
40 46 40 3 BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN – UB40 35150

41 21 10 7 (YOU DON’T KNOW) HOW GLAD I AM – Nancy Wilson 180950
42 22 5 9 SO HIGH – Ghost Loft 318650
43 24 2 8 RED HANDS – Walk Off The Earth 452500
44 31 2 15 LOVE ME AGAIN – John Newman 672650
45 49 45 5 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Keane 47300
46 28 28 3 LOVE IS THE DRUG – The Bryan Ferry Orchestra 49050
47 NEW 47 1 THIS IS THE NIGHT – Toploader 12500
48 52 48 4 SONNENTANZ (SUN DON’T SHINE) – Klangkarussell featuring Will Heard 37100
49 33 19 6 FU MANCHU – The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra featuring Bitty McLean 108700
50 58 50 3 WHY’D YOU ONLY CALL ME WHEN YOU’RE HIGH – The Arctic Monkeys 27400

51 53 51 11 THE LAST TIME – The Rolling Stones 84000
52 RE 52 4 BURN – Ellie Goulding 34400
53 45 2 10 THURSDAY – Pet Shop Boys featuring Example 441100
54 41 10 10 ATLANTIS – Postiljonen 245200
55 44 4 10 TRUE LOVE – Pink featuring Lily Rose Cooper 388550
56 43 5 18 POSTCARD FROM PARIS – Glen Campbell 468050
57 59 57 2 ROSE OF CIMARRON – Poco 20500
58 70 58 2 YOU’RE NOT THE ONLY ONE – Jamie Cullum 16200
59 42 20 6 PRIMEVAL – Duane Eddy 96750
60 69 60 2 AFTER ALL – Michael Buble featuring Bryan Adams 16200

61 50 50 2 YOU DON’T KNOW ME – The Polyphonic Spree 29500
62 RE 9 17 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW – Agnetha Faltskog 267700
63 RE 63 3 THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE – Bastille 18600
64 63 1 23 PHOTOGRAPH – Ringo Starr 503650
65 51 1 23 GET LUCKY – Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers 850500
66 NEW 66 1 HUNTER – Sandra Van Nieuwland 6800
67 66 1 23 SHORLEY WALL – Ooberman 695150
68 60 60 2 BUILDER OF ROUTINES – Manic Street Preachers 16400
69 NEW 69 1 ATLAS – Coldplay 6200
70 62 62 2 CHANGING OF THE SEASONS – Two Door Cinema Club 13400

71 71 1 121 GOD ONLY KNOWS – The Beach Boys 1968750
72 73 72 2 GROW OLD WITH ME – Tom Odell 11000
73 NEW 73 1 RESCUE – The Feeling 5400
74 NEW 74 1 ODDS ARE – Barenaked Ladies 5200
75 NEW 75 1 REFLEKTOR – Arcade Fire (with David Bowie) 5000

DROP-OUTS
47 47 3 INHALE – Sirah 29100
48 8 9 COME UNTO ME – The Mavericks 193650
54 9 9 LIVE YOUR LIFE – MIKA 215000
55 9 8 FOOL – Mayer Hawthorne 184350
56 5 12 I’M WANDERIN’ – Kristina Train 380250
57 17 8 HEARD IT FROM A FRIEND – Lolo 130300
61 61 1 NEW – Thomas McConnell 7500
64 9 11 SUN – Belinda Carlisle 208350
68 68 1 ALONE TOGETHER – Fall Out Boy 6400
72 72 1 YOU’RE NOBODY ‘TIL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU – James Arthur 5600
74 74 1 BRIGHTON BEACH – Rod Stewart 5200
75 75 2 EVERY TIME I SEE YOU I GO WILD – B.E.F. featuring Kim Wilde 10000

15th Sept 2013

New number one is from American band and unknown pleasure Family Of The Year. What a great song! What a fab melody!

The only record in my Top 5 not to make number one is Macca’s “New” one, which sounds like it could have come right off a late 60’s Beatles album, yes he’s back on form again, hooray! Such a good song, a youtube cover version of it (thanks Andrey!) pops in at 61. Meanwhile Shelby Lynn re-enters with her 1999 number 4 hit, from her classic album I Am Shelby Lynn, and a sort of heart-wrenching Phil Spector-ish rock country ballad. Hard to define, always has been.

Katy Perry gets another Top 10, it’s rare she doesn’t frankly. It used to be rare Gaga didn’t, but Applause is more of a polite smattering of claps than wholehearted applause, though to be fair she would be in the Top 20 easily if there weren’t so many great records leap-frogging her. Like John Newman’s newie, another winner.

Elton’s also back on form, following on from his great BRIT’s icon show, his early 70’s-styled Home Again charts giving him a sweet 42 years of hits. Elton is a former hero, and still a man after my own heart – as many stated during the show, he is always obsessively looking for great new music/new acts. Me too (though I also love the oldies too).

Kim Wilde, languishing at 75 till I can download it, with BEF, both have 32 years of chart hits, & The Polyphonic Spree are back after a string of chart hits in 2002/2003.

1 4 1 2 HERO – Family Of The Year 210000
2 1 1 4 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Tears For Fears 367500
3 3 1 15 LA LA LA – Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith 1473200
4 2 1 8 LOVE IS A BOURGEOIS CONSTRUCT – Pet Shop Boys 535000
5 10 5 3 NEW – Paul McCartney 119100
6 NEW 6 1 YOUR LIES – Shelby Lynn 55000
7 7 7 5 IN OUT – Dan Croll 149800
8 23 8 3 ANIMALS – Martin Garrix 77450
9 24 9 5 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME – Olly Murs 144500
10 20 10 5 ROAR – Katy Perry 90800

11 8 8 5 COUNTING STARS – Onerepublic 160000
12 15 12 4 LIFTED – Naughty Boy featuring Emeli Sande 83000
13 5 1 8 SUMMERTIME SADNESS – Lana Del Ray vs Cedric Gervais 874000
14 16 14 4 BRAND NEW DAY – Kodaline 89300
15 6 5 5 JUST KIDS – F.U.R.S. 213000
16 18 16 5 COOL LIKE ME – Fryars 93900
17 38 17 10 SAFE AND SOUND – Capital Cities 173100
18 22 18 4 LITTLE NIKKI SAYS – Little Nikki 70500
19 28 19 3 KISS IN TAKSIM SQUARE – Chinawoman 52050
20 NEW 20 1 CHEATING – John Newman 20000

21 13 10 6 (YOU DON’T KNOW) HOW GLAD I AM – Nancy Wilson 166950
22 11 5 8 SO HIGH – Ghost Loft 304900
23 17 17 5 EVERYTHING TO ME – Shane Filan 84650
24 12 2 7 RED HANDS – Walk Off The Earth 439000
25 9 6 6 COOL – LE YOUTH 192750
26 RE 26 3 HOME AGAIN – Elton John 29500
27 36 27 2 HOLD ON WE’RE GOING HOME – Drake featuring Majid Jordan 35800
28 30 28 2 LOVE IS THE DRUG – The Bryan Ferry Orchestra 36300
29 29 29 5 APPLAUSE – Lady Gaga 89600
30 21 1 18 SUPREME – Postiljonen 1304250

31 14 2 14 LOVE ME AGAIN – John Newman 659400
32 45 32 2 LET GO – Dive In 30800
33 19 19 5 FU MANCHU – The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra featuring Bitty McLean 96600
34 37 34 3 ON OUR WAY – The Royal Concept 48650
35 40 35 2 SAME LOVE – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 34500
36 RE 36 4 SUPERSOAKER – Kings Of Leon 44900
37 50 37 3 RADIATE – Jack Johnson 41300
38 69 38 2 BLOOD DIAMONDS – Simple Minds 23400
39 63 39 5 STRONG – London Grammar 44700
40 67 40 4 LOST GENERATION – Rizzle Kicks 34000

41 27 10 9 ATLANTIS – Postiljonen 234200
42 34 20 5 PRIMEVAL – Duane Eddy 86650
43 33 5 17 POSTCARD FROM PARIS – Glen Campbell 457450
44 26 4 9 TRUE LOVE – Pink featuring Lily Rose Cooper 377750
45 25 2 9 THURSDAY – Pet Shop Boys featuring Example 429850
46 RE 46 2 BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN – UB40 18150
47 55 47 3 INHALE – Sirah 29100
48 39 8 9 COME UNTO ME – The Mavericks 193650
49 60 49 4 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Keane 34300
50 NEW 50 1 YOU DON’T KNOW ME – The Polyphonic Spree 12000

51 43 1 22 GET LUCKY – Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers 843500
52 64 52 3 SONNENTANZ (SUN DON’T SHINE) – Klangkarussell featuring Will Heard 24800
53 57 53 10 THE LAST TIME – The Rolling Stones 72250
54 46 9 9 LIVE YOUR LIFE – MIKA 215000
55 41 9 8 FOOL – Mayer Hawthorne 184350
56 49 5 12 I’M WANDERIN’ – Kristina Train 380250
57 42 17 8 HEARD IT FROM A FRIEND – Lolo 130300
58 74 58 2 WHY’D YOU ONLY CALL ME WHEN YOU’RE HIGH – The Arctic Monkeys 15400
59 NEW 59 1 ROSE OF CIMARRON – Poco 10100
60 NEW 60 1 BUILDER OF ROUTINES – Manic Street Preachers 10000

61 NEW 61 1 NEW – Thomas McConnell 7500
62 NEW 62 1 CHANGING OF THE SEASONS – Two Door Cinema Club 7400
63 62 1 22 PHOTOGRAPH – Ringo Starr 496550
64 61 9 11 SUN – Belinda Carlisle 208350
65 NEW 65 1 THE MOTHER WE SHARE – CHVRCHES 7000
66 66 1 22 SHORLEY WALL – Ooberman 684550
67 NEW 67 1 BONFIRE HEART – James Blunt 6600
68 NEW 68 1 ALONE TOGETHER – Fall Out Boy 6400
69 NEW 69 1 AFTER ALL – Michael Buble featuring Bryan Adams 6200
70 NEW 70 1 YOU’RE NOT THE ONLY ONE – Jamie Cullum 6000

71 71 1 120 GOD ONLY KNOWS – The Beach Boys 1962950
72 NEW 72 1 YOU’RE NOBODY ‘TIL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU – James Arthur 5600
73 NEW 73 1 GROW OLD WITH ME – Tom Odell 5400
74 NEW 74 1 BRIGHTON BEACH – Rod Stewart 5200
75 75 75 2 EVERY TIME I SEE YOU I GO WILD – B.E.F. featuring Kim Wilde 10000

drop outs
31 17 7 TAKE BACK THE NIGHT – Justin Timberlake 130100
32 23 7 LOVING YOU – Matt Cardle/ Melanie C 98200
35 25 6 FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE – Stevie Wonder 96650
44 3 12 A TOUT A L’HEURE – Bibio 431750
47 19 7 KEEP ON MOVING ON – Andy Burrows 99400
48 35 2 MIDNIGHT RIDER – UB40 29800
51 14 6 MOVING – Travis 132650
52 10 10 BANG BANG – will.i.am 190650
53 46 4 THE STARS ARE OUT – Mayer Hawthorne 47750
54 54 2 SHOW ME THE WONDER – Manic Street Preachers 22000
56 56 2 THE BEST JEWEL THIEF IN THE WORLD – Prefab Sprout 21200
58 3 15 BLURRED LINES – Robin Thicke/ T.I./ Pharrell 469700
59 10 12 I LOVE IT – Icona Pop/ Charli XCX 198400
65 65 1 WE OWN THE NIGHT – The Wanted 7000
68 6 10 A ROSE BY ANY NAME – Blondie/ Beth Ditto 299750
70 70 2 THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE – Bastille 11400
72 72 1 NOTHING’S GONNA STOP US NOW – Starship 5600
73 73 1 SLEEPWALKING – Lissie 5400

8th Sept 2013

Yes, despite loads of great new records around, possibly the greatest record of the 80’s gets to the top again (1985, 1986 and now). Tears For Fears has not just one, not two, but three hooks, perfectly constructed pop. Achingly great.

In at 4, an instant great melody, and possibly the best song ever called Hero (Discuss!). Lovely. Another new act at 7, Radio One fave Dan Croll, also with strong melodies to it. Hey I like a pop tune, what can I say! Just to keep up the oldies, Paul “Beatles” McCartney gets his 45 years of new Top 10 hits, his first since 2006, and his 6th consecutive decade of Top 10 hits.

Shane Filan does what Westlife did only twice in their entire career – make my Top 20! I wasn’t a fan generally… Meanwhile Bryan Ferry gets his first Top 30 hit in 20 years with a charming 1920’s ragtime version of his classic 70’s rockdance stomper. Once upon a time he was a major hero of mine, his 70’s career is just awesome, and influential (with and without Roxy Music), but in the 80’s he opted for pleasant MOR, before descending into Blandness since. Its not as great as the original of course, but it’s a move in the right direction.

1 4 1 3 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Tears For Fears 252500
2 1 1 7 LOVE IS A BOURGEOIS CONSTRUCT – Pet Shop Boys 470000
3 3 1 14 LA LA LA – Naughty Boy/ Sam Smith 1388200
4 NEW 4 1 HERO – Family Of The Year 65000
5 2 1 7 SUMMERTIME SADNESS – Lana Del Ray/ Cedric Gervais 842000
6 5 5 4 JUST KIDS – F.U.R.S. 186000
7 48 7 4 IN OUT – Dan Croll 99800
8 9 8 4 COUNTING STARS – Onerepublic 123000
9 6 6 5 COOL – LE YOUTH 174000
10 39 10 2 NEW – Paul McCartney 59100

11 8 5 7 SO HIGH – Ghost Loft 285400
12 7 2 6 RED HANDS – Walk Off The Earth 420000
13 10 10 5 (YOU DON’T KNOW) HOW GLAD I AM – Nancy Wilson 147200
14 11 2 13 LOVE ME AGAIN – John Newman 641500
15 18 15 2 LIFTED – Naughty Boy/ Emeli Sande 49000
16 29 16 3 BRAND NEW DAY – Kodaline 60300
17 32 17 4 EVERYTHING TO ME – Shane Filan 65400
18 26 18 4 COOL LIKE ME – Fryars 68900
19 19 19 4 FU MANCHU – The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra/ Bitty McLean 78900
20 38 20 4 ROAR – Katy Perry 48800

21 16 1 17 SUPREME – Postiljonen 1286250
22 40 22 3 LITTLE NIKKI SAYS – Little Nikki 48500
23 58 23 2 ANIMALS – Martin Garrix 29450
24 12 12 4 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME – Olly Murs 99500
25 14 2 8 THURSDAY – Pet Shop Boys/ Example 416850
26 13 4 8 TRUE LOVE – Pink/ Lily Rose Cooper 364500
27 15 10 8 ATLANTIS – Postiljonen 220200
28 46 28 2 KISS IN TAKSIM SQUARE – Chinawoman 31050
29 30 29 4 APPLAUSE – Lady Gaga 71400
30 NEW 30 1 LOVE IS THE DRUG – The Bryan Ferry Orchestra 18000

31 17 17 7 TAKE BACK THE NIGHT – Justin Timberlake 130100
32 23 23 7 LOVING YOU – Matt Cardle/ Melanie C 98200
33 22 5 16 POSTCARD FROM PARIS – Glen Campbell 443950
34 20 20 4 PRIMEVAL – Duane Eddy 72900
35 25 25 6 FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE – Stevie Wonder 96650
36 NEW 36 1 HOLD ON WE’RE GOING HOME – Drake/ Majid Jordan 17400
37 42 37 2 ON OUR WAY – The Royal Concept 31050
38 47 19 9 SAFE AND SOUND – Capital Cities 150100
39 24 8 8 COME UNTO ME – The Mavericks 181350
40 NEW 40 1 SAME LOVE – Macklemore & Lewis 17000

41 21 9 7 FOOL – Mayer Hawthorne 173550
42 31 17 7 HEARD IT FROM A FRIEND – Lolo 119900
43 37 1 21 GET LUCKY – Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers 831750
44 33 3 12 A TOUT A L’HEURE – Bibio 431750
45 NEW 45 1 LET GO – Dive In 13000
46 34 9 8 LIVE YOUR LIFE – MIKA 204000
47 27 19 7 KEEP ON MOVING ON – Andy Burrows 99400
48 35 35 2 MIDNIGHT RIDER – UB40 29800
49 41 5 11 I’M WANDERIN’ – Kristina Train 369650
50 50 50 2 RADIATE – Jack Johnson 24000

51 28 14 6 MOVING – Travis 132650
52 36 10 10 BANG BANG – will.i.am 190650
53 53 46 4 THE STARS ARE OUT – Mayer Hawthorne 47750
54 54 54 2 SHOW ME THE WONDER – Manic Street Preachers 22000
55 71 55 2 INHALE – Sirah 16600
56 56 56 2 THE BEST JEWEL THIEF IN THE WORLD – Prefab Sprout 21200
57 60 57 9 THE LAST TIME – The Rolling Stones 61000
58 52 3 15 BLURRED LINES – Robin Thicke/ T.I./ Pharrell 469700
59 51 10 12 I LOVE IT – Icona Pop/ Charli XCX 198400
60 67 60 3 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Keane 22200

61 55 9 10 SUN – Belinda Carlisle 201250
62 61 1 21 PHOTOGRAPH – Ringo Starr 489350
63 63 63 4 STRONG – London Grammar 27600
64 69 64 2 SONNENTANZ (SUN DON’T SHINE) – Klangkarussell/ Will Heard 13300
65 NEW 65 1 WE OWN THE NIGHT – The Wanted 7000
66 65 1 21 SHORLEY WALL – Ooberman 677750
67 74 67 3 LOST GENERATION – Rizzle Kicks 17000
68 45 6 10 A ROSE BY ANY NAME – Blondie/ Beth Ditto 299750
69 NEW 69 1 BLOOD DIAMONDS – Simple Minds 6200
70 73 70 2 THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE – Bastille 11400

71 70 1 119 GOD ONLY KNOWS – The Beach Boys 1957150
72 NEW 72 1 NOTHING’S GONNA STOP US NOW – Starship 5600
73 NEW 73 1 SLEEPWALKING – Lissie 5400
74 NEW 74 1 WHY’D YOU ONLY CALL ME WHEN YOU’RE HIGH – The Arctic Monkeys 5200
75 NEW 75 1 EVERY TIME I SEE YOU I GO WILD – B.E.F./ Kim Wilde 5000

DROP OUTS
43 23 4 HOME – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 70300
44 44 2 BLACK BEAUTY – Lana Del Ray 26500
49 18 5 CUPS (PITCH PERFECTS WHEN I’M GONE) – Anna Kendrick 89900
57 57 10 HEY JOE – Jimi Hendrix Experience 55700
59 59 3 BURN – Ellie Goulding 22900
62 26 5 FURTHER AWAY (ROMANCE POLICE) – Lissie 57100
64 45 3 SUPERSOAKER – Kings Of Leon 27500
66 45 3 40 DAY DREAM – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 32800
68 68 1 MOVE – Mausi 6400
72 72 2 HOME AGAIN – Elton John 11000
75 75 2 TRUE GRIT 2013 – Glen Campbell 10000

1st September 2013

It was a very close Top 4, but Pet Shop Boys get that number one slot for the 41st time with a literate witty catchy classically-riffed ditty. I’ve lost count, actually, but the topper run is from January 1986, includes most years that they have released an album (and more) and they’ve had multiple toppers each of the last 4 decades, not to mention loads with and for other acts. I’m a fan.

The only active artist I’m even more of a fan of is Paul McCartney, who has a surprise poppy Mark-Ronson-produced “New” Top 40 hit – it’s been many a long year since Macca did a chirpy single. Macca topped my first compiled chart with a band called The Beatles, who would also have been topping my charts in 1963 (had I been compiling them) – I went to the cinema to see A Hard Days Night in 1964 at age 6, I got quite worried when John Lennon appeared to have been sucked down the bath plug-hole. A memory that stuck with me!

50 years a fan, but there’s an older act in the Top 20 – Duane Eddy from the actual 1950’s. Paul? He’s just a youngster!

Highest new entry is the hot Naughty Boy (and Emeli), while La La La goes up (because I still love it to absolute bits) and becomes the biggest chart-points record of 2013, just ahead of Postiljonen. It’s a crime the album didnt go to number one this week!

Elsewhere Ub40 get their 5th hit of the year with a cover of Paul davidson’s reggae cover of the Allman Brothers early 70’s hippie rock American hit. The reggae version is better. Prefab Sprout chart for the first time in over a decade, always classy, and nearly 30 years of chart hits. Just outside the 75 are several good UK chart hits about to storm the chart (Ive just heard them properly!)

Hooray!

1 6 1 6 LOVE IS A BOURGEOIS CONSTRUCT – Pet Shop Boys 355000
2 1 1 6 SUMMERTIME SADNESS – Lana Del Ray/ Cedric Gervais 782000
3 4 1 13 LA LA LA – Naughty Boy/ Sam Smith 1303200
4 35 4 2 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Tears For Fears 82500
5 7 5 3 JUST KIDS – F.U.R.S. 131000
6 10 6 4 COOL – LE YOUTH 129000
7 3 2 5 RED HANDS – Walk Off The Earth 385000
8 5 5 6 SO HIGH – Ghost Loft 248400
9 30 9 3 COUNTING STARS – Onerepublic 75000
10 12 10 4 (YOU DON’T KNOW) HOW GLAD I AM – Nancy Wilson 115200

11 13 2 12 LOVE ME AGAIN – John Newman 612500
12 15 12 3 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME – Olly Murs 80500
13 8 4 7 TRUE LOVE – Pink/ Lily Rose Cooper 346000
14 2 2 7 THURSDAY – Pet Shop Boys/ Example 398100
15 20 10 7 ATLANTIS – Postiljonen 202800
16 16 1 16 SUPREME – Postiljonen 1266500
17 24 17 6 TAKE BACK THE NIGHT – Justin Timberlake 112200
18 NEW 18 1 LIFTED – Naughty Boy/ Emeli Sande 22000
19 22 19 3 FU MANCHU – The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra/ Bitty McLean 57900
20 28 20 3 PRIMEVAL – Duane Eddy 55300

21 18 9 6 FOOL – Mayer Hawthorne 159550
22 9 5 15 POSTCARD FROM PARIS – Glen Campbell 426250
23 49 23 6 LOVING YOU – Matt Cardle/ Melanie C 80400
24 21 8 7 COME UNTO ME – The Mavericks 164250
25 29 25 5 FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE – Stevie Wonder 79150
26 36 26 3 COOL LIKE ME – Fryars 46900
27 19 19 6 KEEP ON MOVING ON – Andy Burrows 86900
28 14 14 5 MOVING – Travis 120900
29 39 29 2 BRAND NEW DAY – Kodaline 35300
30 34 30 3 APPLAUSE – Lady Gaga 53200

31 17 17 6 HEARD IT FROM A FRIEND – Lolo 106150
32 48 32 3 EVERYTHING TO ME – Shane Filan 42400
33 33 3 11 A TOUT A L’HEURE – Bibio 418500
34 42 9 7 LIVE YOUR LIFE – MIKA 191250
35 NEW 35 1 MIDNIGHT RIDER – UB40 17500
36 11 10 9 BANG BANG – will.i.am 179150
37 37 1 20 GET LUCKY – Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers 818250
38 71 38 3 ROAR – Katy Perry 28800
39 NEW 39 1 NEW – Paul McCartney 17100
40 50 40 2 LITTLE NIKKI SAYS – Little Nikki 29000

41 40 5 10 I’M WANDERIN’ – Kristina Train 357550
42 NEW 42 1 ON OUR WAY – The Royal Concept 13750
43 23 23 4 HOME – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 70300
44 44 44 2 BLACK BEAUTY – Lana Del Ray 26500
45 27 6 9 A ROSE BY ANY NAME – Blondie/ Beth Ditto 293350
46 NEW 46 1 KISS IN TAKSIM SQUARE – Chinawoman 12750
47 56 19 8 SAFE AND SOUND – Capital Cities 132900
48 25 25 3 IN OUT – Dan Croll 49800
49 32 18 5 CUPS (PITCH PERFECTS WHEN I’M GONE) – Anna Kendrick 89900
50 NEW 50 1 RADIATE – Jack Johnson 12000

51 43 10 11 I LOVE IT – Icona Pop/ Charli XCX 188300
52 41 3 14 BLURRED LINES – Robin Thicke/ T.I./ Pharrell 459500
53 46 46 3 THE STARS ARE OUT – Mayer Hawthorne 36500
54 NEW 54 1 SHOW ME THE WONDER – Manic Street Preachers 11000
55 53 9 9 SUN – Belinda Carlisle 193750
56 NEW 56 1 THE BEST JEWEL THIEF IN THE WORLD – Prefab Sprout 10600
57 62 57 10 HEY JOE – Jimi Hendrix Experience 55700
58 NEW 58 1 ANIMALS – Martin Garrix 10200
59 68 59 3 BURN – Ellie Goulding 22900
60 65 60 8 THE LAST TIME – The Rolling Stones 50600

61 59 1 20 PHOTOGRAPH – Ringo Starr 481950
62 26 26 5 FURTHER AWAY (ROMANCE POLICE) – Lissie 57100
63 67 63 3 STRONG – London Grammar 20400
64 RE 45 3 SUPERSOAKER – Kings Of Leon 27500
65 64 1 20 SHORLEY WALL – Ooberman 670950
66 45 45 3 40 DAY DREAM – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 32800
67 72 67 2 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Keane 12200
68 RE 68 1 MOVE – Mausi 6400
69 NEW 69 1 SONNENTANZ (SUN DON’T SHINE) – Klangkarussell/ Will Heard 6200
70 70 1 118 GOD ONLY KNOWS – The Beach Boys 1951350

71 NEW 71 1 INHALE – Sirah 5800
72 RE 72 2 HOME AGAIN – Elton John 11000
73 NEW 73 1 THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE – Bastille 5400
74 74 74 2 LOST GENERATION – Rizzle Kicks 10400
75 75 75 2 TRUE GRIT 2013 – Glen Campbell 10000

DROP OUTS
31 18 6 HIGHER AND HIGHER – The Moody Blues 119150
38 38 4 VALENTINE’S DAY – David Bowie 49500
47 30 6 DETROIT CITY – Texas 76200
51 9 16 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW – Agnetha Faltskog 260300
52 17 7 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC – Wild Cherry 136000
54 2 9 YOU DON’T HAVE TO CHANGE – Anneli Drecker 396750
55 24 6 WAKE ME UP – Avicii/ Aloe Blacc 91050
57 37 5 WE CAN’T STOP – Miley Cyrus 59700
58 58 2 THE BOOMTOWN RATS – The Boomtown Rats 20200
60 60 3 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT – King Harvest 20800
61 19 8 BIG WHEN I WAS LITTLE – Eliza Doolittle 111950
63 63 3 BEST SONG EVER – One Direction 19800
66 7 12 VOCAL – Pet Shop Boys 245100
69 40 6 MY PROMISE – Earth, Wind & Fire 72250
73 73 2 (CAN’T HELP) FALLIN’ IN LOVE – UB40 10400

2013 weekly charts part 2 – April to Aug

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Lana grabs it again just ahead of PSB’s Example duet, but a new album track enters at 44 too, and the PSB’s new single is at 6. A quiet-ish chart in terms of new entries for a change, as Ive stabbing tooth ache waiting for Tuesday to come (pain puts a downer on music appreciation!)

25th August 2013

1 1 1 5 SUMMERTIME SADNESS – Lana Del Ray/ Cedric Gervais 667000
2 2 2 6 THURSDAY – Pet Shop Boys/ Example 369100
3 3 2 4 RED HANDS – Walk Off The Earth 335000
4 4 1 12 LA LA LA – Naughty Boy/ Sam Smith 1218200
5 6 5 5 SO HIGH – Ghost Loft 200400
6 9 6 5 LOVE IS A BOURGEOIS CONSTRUCT – Pet Shop Boys 185000
7 19 7 2 JUST KIDS – F.U.R.S. 71000
8 7 4 6 TRUE LOVE – Pink/ Lily Rose Cooper 314000
9 5 5 14 POSTCARD FROM PARIS – Glen Campbell 406750
10 24 10 3 COOL – LE YOUTH 74000

11 10 10 8 BANG BANG – will.i.am 161750
12 20 12 3 (YOU DON’T KNOW) HOW GLAD I AM – Nancy Wilson 73200
13 8 2 11 LOVE ME AGAIN – John Newman 575500
14 14 14 4 MOVING – Travis 102600
15 26 15 2 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME – Olly Murs 45500
16 13 1 15 SUPREME – Postiljonen 1241500
17 17 17 5 HEARD IT FROM A FRIEND – Lolo 88250
18 11 9 5 FOOL – Mayer Hawthorne 139800
19 30 19 5 KEEP ON MOVING ON – Andy Burrows 68500
20 12 10 6 ATLANTIS – Postiljonen 175800

21 15 8 6 COME UNTO ME – The Mavericks 145250
22 36 22 2 FU MANCHU – The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra/ Bitty McLean 36900
23 23 23 3 HOME – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 56800
24 29 24 5 TAKE BACK THE NIGHT – Justin Timberlake 89200
25 25 25 2 IN OUT – Dan Croll 37500
26 27 26 4 FURTHER AWAY (ROMANCE POLICE) – Lissie 49700
27 16 6 8 A ROSE BY ANY NAME – Blondie/ Beth Ditto 280350
28 40 28 2 PRIMEVAL – Duane Eddy 35300
29 35 29 4 FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE – Stevie Wonder 60400
30 50 30 2 COUNTING STARS – Onerepublic 30000

31 18 18 6 HIGHER AND HIGHER – The Moody Blues 119150
32 22 18 4 CUPS (PITCH PERFECTS WHEN I’M GONE) – Anna Kendrick 77800
33 21 3 10 A TOUT A L’HEURE – Bibio 400800
34 34 34 2 APPLAUSE – Lady Gaga 35200
35 NEW 35 1 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Tears For Fears 17500
36 54 36 2 COOL LIKE ME – Fryars 28400
37 33 1 19 GET LUCKY – Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers 800950
38 39 38 4 VALENTINE’S DAY – David Bowie 49500
39 NEW 39 1 BRAND NEW DAY – Kodaline 17100
40 32 5 9 I’M WANDERIN’ – Kristina Train 343550

41 38 3 13 BLURRED LINES – Robin Thicke/ T.I./ Pharrell 448000
42 31 9 6 LIVE YOUR LIFE – MIKA 173650
43 28 10 10 I LOVE IT – Icona Pop/ Charli XCX 176550
44 NEW 44 1 BLACK BEAUTY – Lana Del Ray 13250
45 45 45 2 40 DAY DREAM – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 26000
46 47 46 2 THE STARS ARE OUT – Mayer Hawthorne 25250
47 52 30 6 DETROIT CITY – Texas 76200
48 48 48 2 EVERYTHING TO ME – Shane Filan 24600
49 53 40 5 LOVING YOU – Matt Cardle/ Melanie C 61150
50 NEW 50 1 LITTLE NIKKI SAYS – Little Nikki 12000

51 41 9 16 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW – Agnetha Faltskog 260300
52 42 17 7 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC – Wild Cherry 136000
53 43 9 8 SUN – Belinda Carlisle 182950
54 37 2 9 YOU DON’T HAVE TO CHANGE – Anneli Drecker 396750
55 46 24 6 WAKE ME UP – Avicii/ Aloe Blacc 91050
56 RE 19 7 SAFE AND SOUND – Capital Cities 120400
57 51 37 5 WE CAN’T STOP – Miley Cyrus 59700
58 60 58 2 THE BOOMTOWN RATS – The Boomtown Rats 20200
59 59 1 19 PHOTOGRAPH – Ringo Starr 474450
60 72 60 3 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT – King Harvest 20800

61 44 19 8 BIG WHEN I WAS LITTLE – Eliza Doolittle 111950
62 64 62 9 HEY JOE – Jimi Hendrix Experience 55700
63 65 63 3 BEST SONG EVER – One Direction 19800
64 63 1 19 SHORLEY WALL – Ooberman 663950
65 69 65 7 THE LAST TIME – The Rolling Stones 40600
66 66 7 12 VOCAL – Pet Shop Boys 245100
67 67 67 2 STRONG – London Grammar 13200
68 68 68 2 BURN – Ellie Goulding 12800
69 56 40 6 MY PROMISE – Earth, Wind & Fire 72250
70 70 1 117 GOD ONLY KNOWS – The Beach Boys 1945350

71 71 71 2 ROAR – Katy Perry 11600
72 NEW 72 1 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – Keane 5600
73 75 73 2 (CAN’T HELP) FALLIN’ IN LOVE – UB40 10400
74 NEW 74 1 LOST GENERATION – Rizzle Kicks 5200
75 NEW 75 1 TRUE GRIT 2013 – Glen Campbell 5000

drop outs
49 33 3 I KEEP THEM ON THE FLOOR BESIDE MY BED – Agnetha Faltskog 47000
55 55 3 BROKEN HEART – Booker T/ Jay James 31600
57 39 4 MISS JACKSON – Panic! At The Disco/ Lolo 51600
58 5 19 BACK SEAT OF MY CAR – Paul & Linda McCartney 315300
61 13 6 REACH OUT OF THE DARKNESS – Friend And Lover 121800
62 36 4 FEELSOLOW – NO CEREMONY 50050
73 73 1 AM I WRONG – Envy 5400
74 54 2 WE SHARE THE SAME SUN – Stereophonics 16200

11th August 2013
 
Lana gets her Number One! She’s been the bridesmaid a couple of times, but she goes all the way this time, but only just edging out Walk Off The Earth’s poprock fab track, and Pet Shop Boys duet with Example. PSB’s have had dozens of Top 3 hits of course, but this is the third time Example has hit number 3 (and never gone higher so far). Meanwhile the haunting (arf!) Ghost Loft goes Top 10, and the Spanish-rock of the Roy Orbinesque Mavericks get their 3rd or 4th along with new act Mayer Hawthorne, very 70’s softrock, cool. So active is the chart that records have dropped despite sounding better this week than previous.Travis get a big mover, just like old times, and new entries from advert-related Edward Sharpe and Nancy Wilson. Nancy Wilson is a classic jazz singer from the 60’s, my dad is a big fan and was buying her albums around 1966. She’s never had a UK hit, though this track hit 11 in the USA in 1964. It previously made my charts in a cover by Kiki Dee in 1975, but the original is much better!

Finally, sneaking in at the bottom is a 1973 US hit that is currently charting for Toploader (again). Much as I love their version, like Of Monsters And Men and other various re-entries to the UK charts, they’ve already had long runs, so I’m picking the original, which has never charted. Toploader in fact had 2 long runs in my chart with it, and was a number one, their first of two.

1 2 1 3 SUMMERTIME SADNESS Lana Del Ray/ Cedric Gervais 327000
2 7 2 2 RED HANDS Walk Off The Earth 165000
3 28 3 4 THURSDAY Pet Shop Boys/ Example 139100
4 1 1 10 LA LA LA Naughty Boy/ Sam Smith 1088200
5 3 2 9 LOVE ME AGAIN John Newman 495500
6 4 4 4 TRUE LOVE Pink/ Lily Rose Cooper 216000
7 30 7 3 SO HIGH Ghost Loft 85400
8 15 8 4 COME UNTO ME The Mavericks 98500
9 29 9 3 FOOL Mayer Hawthorne 80800
10 13 10 4 ATLANTIS Postiljonen 120800

11 6 6 6 A ROSE BY ANY NAME Blondie/ Beth Ditto 233950
12 16 12 3 LOVE IS A BOURGEOIS CONSTRUCT Pet Shop Boys 85000
13 5 1 13 SUPREME Postiljonen 1184500
14 8 3 8 A TOUT A L’HEURE Bibio 363350
15 34 15 2 MOVING Travis 44600
16 10 10 8 I LOVE IT Icona Pop/ Charli XCX 144750
17 9 9 4 LIVE YOUR LIFE MIKA 142000
18 26 18 2 CUPS (PITCH PERFECTS WHEN I’M GONE) Anna Kendrick 40500
19 25 19 6 BANG BANG will.i.am 82750
20 21 20 4 HIGHER AND HIGHER The Moody Blues 79250

21 14 5 7 I’M WANDERIN’ Kristina Train 308750
22 19 19 6 BIG WHEN I WAS LITTLE Eliza Doolittle 91200
23 11 2 7 YOU DON’T HAVE TO CHANGE Anneli Drecker 368450
24 12 9 6 SUN Belinda Carlisle 158200
25 17 17 5 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC Wild Cherry 110750
26 24 24 4 WAKE ME UP Avicii/ Aloe Blacc 67500
27 45 9 14 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW Agnetha Faltskog 234550
28 NEW 28 1 HOME Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes 18300
29 NEW 29 1 (YOU DON’T KNOW) HOW GLAD I AM Nancy Wilson 18200
30 39 30 4 DETROIT CITY Texas 52200

31 31 1 17 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers 765950
32 22 3 11 BLURRED LINES Robin Thicke/ T.I./ Pharrell 416800
33 38 33 2 I KEEP THEM ON THE FLOOR BESIDE MY BED Agnetha Faltskog 34900
34 37 34 3 TAKE BACK THE NIGHT Justin Timberlake 52000
35 70 35 3 KEEP ON MOVING ON Andy Burrows 29500
36 46 36 3 FEELSOLOW NO CEREMONY 42650
37 44 37 3 WE CAN’T STOP Miley Cyrus 37550
38 61 38 2 FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE Stevie Wonder 24700
39 49 39 3 MISS JACKSON Panic! At The Disco/ Lolo 41200
40 57 40 3 LOVING YOU Matt Cardle/ Melanie C 37800

41 18 18 5 CRAZY KIDS Kesha/ will.i.am 78500
42 23 23 4 DREW Goldfrapp 70650
43 20 20 3 GHOSTCITY Thomas Azier 53500
44 32 13 5 REACH OUT OF THE DARKNESS Friend And Lover 114300
45 NEW 45 1 COOL LE YOUTH 13000
46 41 7 12 POSTCARD FROM PARIS Glen Campbell 301750
47 47 47 2 XANMAN Pond 25000
48 33 5 18 BACK SEAT OF MY CAR Paul & Linda McCartney 305100
49 43 1 16 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE Ray Charles 765400
50 NEW 50 1 JUST A CLOUD AWAY Pharrell Williams 12000

51 40 40 3 HEARD IT FROM A FRIEND Lolo 42250
52 35 12 11 TREASURE Bruno Mars 249500
53 27 27 17 REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND) The Shangri-Las 194400
54 NEW 54 1 WE SHARE THE SAME SUN Stereophonics 11000
55 60 55 2 BROKEN HEART Booker T/ Jay James 20800
56 56 56 2 SAFE WITH ME Sam Smith 21200
57 55 1 17 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr 454250
58 58 1 17 SHORLEY WALL Ooberman 649650
59 59 7 10 VOCAL Pet Shop Boys 231500
60 RE 60 2 VALENTINE’S DAY David Bowie 15200

61 36 36 4 BLACK SKINHEAD Kanye West 43800
62 54 5 7 ALREADY GONE Red Sky July 207150
63 51 2 10 GOIN’ CRAZY Dizzee Rascal/ Robbie Williams 544950
64 64 64 2 LET ME DOWN EASY Bonnie Tyler 14200
65 67 65 7 HEY JOE Jimi Hendrix Experience 41200
66 71 66 2 HOLY GRAIL Jay-Z/ Justin Timberlake 12600
67 73 67 4 GET IT ON (BANG A GONG) T.Rex 22000
68 48 48 3 ECHOES Henrik B/ Niklas Gustavsson/ Peter Johansson 31000
69 69 1 115 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1933350
70 RE 34 3 IT’S TIME Imagine Dragons 35350

71 72 71 5 THE LAST TIME The Rolling Stones 27400
72 NEW 72 1 BEST SONG EVER One Direction 5600
73 NEW 73 1 HOME AGAIN Elton John 5400
74 NEW 74 1 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT King Harvest 5200
75 NEW 75 1 ALL I HAVE SEEN The Leisure Society 5000

DROP OUTS
42 22 3 HAPPY Pharrell Williams 52750
50 50 1 EVERYBODY (BACKSTREET’S BACK) Backstreet Boys 12000
52 32 3 RELOAD Sebastian Ingrosso/ Tommy Trash/ John Martin 34900
53 26 6 A TON OF LOVE The Editors 95650
62 62 2 LE JOURS ELECTRIQUES Jenifer 14800
63 45 2 SUPERSOAKER Kings Of Leon 20400
65 65 1 DON’T BOTHER ME Eva Peterson/Will Sergeant 7000
66 66 3 LOOKING OUT FOR CAROLINE Status Quo 18600
68 13 8 BEAUTIFUL Mariah Carey/ Miguel 163800
74 74 1 THINKING ABOUT YOU Calvin Harris/ Ayah Marrar 5200
75 75 1 SHE MAKES ME HAPPY Rod Stewart 5000

 
4th August 2013A 4th week at the top for Naughty & Sam. It’s a toss-up between that and Supreme for best record of 2013 so far…Meanwhile Lana gets her 3rd Top 3, but she’s yet to top the chart. Maybe next week? Pink gets her 5th consecutive Top 5, or so, she’s on a roll…! Highest new entry from great band Walk Off The Earth, Canadian and there’s about a million of them in the band. I insist everyone love it! In at 26 is (I think) a TV video release, both WOTE & this are great youtube videos, worth checking out.

Travis are back in the Top 40 for around 15 years of hits (and a number one), which is actually peanuts in comparison to Stevie Wonder’s For Once In My Life which returns to my charts for the first time in over 44 years. That’s the longest gap ever for a re-entry. But there’s more….back in the late 60’s and early 70’s the official UK Top 30 was released on Radio 1 on Tuesday lunchtime by DJ Johnnie Walker – just a quick chart rundown, the backing music was fab instrumental Time Is Tight by Booker T & The MG’s. That record was a summer of 69 UK chart hit, and also made my charts. In 1980 Booker T had a reissued hit of Green Onions, BUT he’s not actually made my chart with new material since 1969. Till this week. So, Booker T now has the record for longest wait for a new follow-up hit to a debut hit (in my charts – I was out the country when real follow-up Soul Limbo was a UK hit): 44 years with Radio 2 playlisted Broken Heart! It’s hard to see how that record can be beaten!!

1 1 1 9 LA LA LA Naughty Boy/ Sam Smith 1023200
2 10 2 2 SUMMERTIME SADNESS Lana Del Ray/ Cedric Gervais 157000
3 3 2 8 LOVE ME AGAIN John Newman 435500
4 8 4 3 TRUE LOVE Pink/ Lily Rose Cooper 161000
5 2 1 12 SUPREME Postiljonen 1152500
6 6 6 5 A ROSE BY ANY NAME Blondie/ Beth Ditto 196950
7 NEW 7 1 RED HANDS Walk Off The Earth 50000
8 4 3 7 A TOUT A L’HEURE Bibio 334350
9 11 9 3 LIVE YOUR LIFE MIKA 119000
10 19 10 7 I LOVE IT Icona Pop/ Charli XCX 119750

11 7 2 6 YOU DON’T HAVE TO CHANGE Anneli Drecker 349200
12 9 9 5 SUN Belinda Carlisle 139200
13 14 13 3 ATLANTIS Postiljonen 78800
14 12 5 6 I’M WANDERIN’ Kristina Train 289000
15 37 15 3 COME UNTO ME The Mavericks 50500
16 16 16 2 LOVE IS A BOURGEOIS CONSTRUCT Pet Shop Boys 50000
17 17 17 4 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC Wild Cherry 92000
18 27 18 4 CRAZY KIDS Kesha/ will.i.am 64500
19 29 19 5 BIG WHEN I WAS LITTLE Eliza Doolittle 71700
20 20 20 2 GHOSTCITY Thomas Azier 40000

21 21 21 3 HIGHER AND HIGHER The Moody Blues 59250
22 15 3 10 BLURRED LINES Robin Thicke/ T.I./ Pharrell 399000
23 23 23 3 DREW Goldfrapp 56900
24 33 24 3 WAKE ME UP Avicii/ Aloe Blacc 49000
25 38 25 5 BANG BANG will.i.am 61750
26 NEW 26 1 CUPS (PITCH PERFECTS WHEN I’M GONE) Anna Kendrick 18500
27 31 27 16 REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND) The Shangri-Las 183150
28 28 28 3 THURSDAY Pet Shop Boys/ Example 54100
29 34 29 2 FOOL Mayer Hawthorne 35800
30 36 30 2 SO HIGH Ghost Loft 35400

31 25 1 16 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers 748050
32 13 13 4 REACH OUT OF THE DARKNESS Friend And Lover 101050
33 5 5 17 BACK SEAT OF MY CAR Paul & Linda McCartney 292800
34 NEW 34 1 MOVING Travis 17600
35 18 12 10 TREASURE Bruno Mars 238000
36 49 36 3 BLACK SKINHEAD Kanye West 36300
37 39 37 2 TAKE BACK THE NIGHT Justin Timberlake 34400
38 NEW 38 1 I KEEP THEM ON THE FLOOR BESIDE MY BED Agnetha Faltskog 17200
39 40 39 3 DETROIT CITY Texas 44200
40 43 40 2 HEARD IT FROM A FRIEND Lolo 30500

41 35 7 11 POSTCARD FROM PARIS Glen Campbell 289000
42 22 22 3 HAPPY Pharrell Williams 52750
43 24 1 15 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE Ray Charles 753300
44 65 44 2 WE CAN’T STOP Miley Cyrus 20250
45 RE 9 13 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW Agnetha Faltskog 216150
46 47 46 2 FEELSOLOW NO CEREMONY 25250
47 NEW 47 1 XANMAN Pond 12500
48 48 48 2 ECHOES Henrik B/ Niklas Gustavsson/ Peter Johansson 24600
49 50 49 2 MISS JACKSON Panic! At The Disco/ Lolo 24100
50 NEW 50 1 EVERYBODY (BACKSTREET’S BACK) Backstreet Boys 12000

51 30 2 9 GOIN’ CRAZY Dizzee Rascal/ Robbie Williams 537750
52 32 32 3 RELOAD Sebastian Ingrosso/ Tommy Trash/ John Martin 34900
53 26 26 6 A TON OF LOVE The Editors 95650
54 46 5 6 ALREADY GONE Red Sky July 199750
55 53 1 16 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr 443850
56 NEW 56 1 SAFE WITH ME Sam Smith 10600
57 57 57 2 LOVING YOU Matt Cardle/ Melanie C 20800
58 54 1 16 SHORLEY WALL Ooberman 639450
59 42 7 9 VOCAL Pet Shop Boys 221400
60 NEW 60 1 BROKEN HEART Booker T/ Jay James 10000

61 NEW 61 1 FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE Stevie Wonder 7500
62 62 62 2 LE JOURS ELECTRIQUES Jenifer 14800
63 45 45 2 SUPERSOAKER Kings Of Leon 20400
64 NEW 64 1 LET ME DOWN EASY Bonnie Tyler 7100
65 NEW 65 1 DON’T BOTHER ME Eva Peterson/Will Sergeant 7000
66 67 66 3 LOOKING OUT FOR CAROLINE Status Quo 18600
67 69 67 6 HEY JOE Jimi Hendrix Experience 34200
68 41 13 8 BEAUTIFUL Mariah Carey/ Miguel 163800
69 68 1 114 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1927150
70 70 70 2 KEEP ON MOVING ON Andy Burrows 12000

71 NEW 71 1 HOLY GRAIL Jay-Z/ Justin Timberlake 5800
72 72 72 4 THE LAST TIME The Rolling Stones 21600
73 75 73 3 GET IT ON (BANG A GONG) T.Rex 15400
74 NEW 74 1 THINKING ABOUT YOU Calvin Harris/ Ayah Marrar 5200
75 NEW 75 1 SHE MAKES ME HAPPY Rod Stewart 5000

DROP OUTS:
44 6 15 AXIS Pet Shop Boys 423400
51 34 2 IT’S TIME Imagine Dragons 29350
52 2 11 NOW IS THE START A Fine Frenzy 491650
55 3 11 ONLY TEARDROPS Emmelie de Forest 421800
56 4 11 BIRDS Anouk 376200
58 40 4 MY PROMISE Earth, Wind & Fire 55450
59 10 14 MAGNETISED Johnny Hates Jazz 251550
60 60 6 GOLDEN BROWN The Stranglers 42900
61 61 5 BROKENHEARTED Lawson/ B.O.B. 32100
63 63 5 GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN Cyndi Lauper 31800
64 64 1 SO DESTROYED Prince Rami 7100
66 66 2 FURTHER AWAY Lissie 12800
71 71 1 LIGHTHOUSE Lucy Spraggan 5800
73 73 1 BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN UB40 5400
74 74 1 VALENTINE’S DAY David Bowie 5200

 
TOP 75 28th JULY 2013
 
Yes, a 3rd week at the top for Naughty Boy & Sam Smith, I still get goose-pimples every time I hear it, what a modern classic! Talking of goose-bumps, oh that Postiljonen wonder still does it for me too, back up to 2 while new track closes on the top 10.It’s taken Paul & the lovely late Linda 42 years but they finally make the Top 5, while the dance remix of Lana is the way forward for her: her sombre tunes and voice work really well to a good dance production. Fab. The 20 new entries is the tip of the iceberg, there are another 20 squeezed out of my charts by the sheer activity going on higher up (that’s tracks yet to enter, not those many tracks unfairly prematurely ejected!). Lots of debut acts, including Lolo who appears on 2 new ones, while the fab new Pet Shop Boys album produces 4 tracks in the charts.If I had a wish it would be that those dull or exceedingly average tracks or classics hanging about clogging up the charts for months at a time would bugger off and give some new (or old) acts a chance. Stop buying them people!1 1 1 8 LA LA LA Naughty Boy/ Sam Smith 853200
2 4 1 11 SUPREME Postiljonen 1092500
3 2 2 7 LOVE ME AGAIN John Newman 349500
4 3 3 6 A TOUT A L’HEURE Bibio 286350
5 9 5 16 BACK SEAT OF MY CAR Paul & Linda McCartney 275100
6 7 6 4 A ROSE BY ANY NAME Blondie/ Beth Ditto 141950
7 5 2 5 YOU DON’T HAVE TO CHANGE Anneli Drecker 312200
8 8 8 2 TRUE LOVE Pink/ Lily Rose Cooper 96000
9 10 9 4 SUN Belinda Carlisle 104200
10 NEW 10 1 SUMMERTIME SADNESS Lana Del Ray/ Cedric Gervais 42000

11 11 11 2 LIVE YOUR LIFE MIKA 74000
12 6 5 5 I’M WANDERIN’ Kristina Train 260000
13 13 13 3 REACH OUT OF THE DARKNESS Friend And Lover 83250
14 32 14 2 ATLANTIS Postiljonen 46800
15 12 3 9 BLURRED LINES Robin Thicke/ T.I./ Pharrell 379500
16 NEW 16 1 LOVE IS A BOURGEOIS CONSTRUCT Pet Shop Boys 25000
17 17 17 3 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC Wild Cherry 69000
18 18 12 9 TREASURE Bruno Mars 220500
19 23 19 6 I LOVE IT Icona Pop 77750
20 NEW 20 1 GHOSTCITY Thomas Azier 20000

21 21 21 2 HIGHER AND HIGHER The Moody Blues 39500
22 22 22 2 HAPPY Pharrell Williams 39000
23 27 23 2 DREW Goldfrapp 37650
24 15 1 14 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE Ray Charles 739800
25 20 1 15 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers 730150
26 28 26 5 A TON OF LOVE The Editors 84400
27 39 27 3 CRAZY KIDS Kesha/ will.i.am 42500
28 35 28 2 THURSDAY Pet Shop Boys/ Example 35800
29 45 29 4 BIG WHEN I WAS LITTLE Eliza Doolittle 50700
30 16 2 8 GOIN’ CRAZY Dizzee Rascal/ Robbie Williams 526000

31 31 31 15 REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND) The Shangri-Las 164750
32 72 32 2 RELOAD Sebastian Ingrosso/ Tommy Trash/ John Martin 23400
33 48 33 2 WAKE ME UP Avicii/ Aloe Blacc 30000
34 NEW 34 1 FOOL Mayer Hawthorne 17600
35 30 7 10 POSTCARD FROM PARIS Glen Campbell 275000
36 NEW 36 1 SO HIGH Ghost Loft 17400
37 69 37 2 COME UNTO ME The Mavericks 23500
38 56 38 4 BANG BANG will.i.am 43000
39 NEW 39 1 TAKE BACK THE NIGHT Justin Timberlake 17100
40 59 40 2 DETROIT CITY Texas 27100

41 24 13 7 BEAUTIFUL Mariah Carey/ Miguel 157400
42 14 7 8 VOCAL Pet Shop Boys 211300
43 NEW 43 1 HEARD IT FROM A FRIEND Lolo 13500
44 25 6 15 AXIS Pet Shop Boys 423400
45 NEW 45 1 SUPERSOAKER Kings Of Leon 13000
46 19 5 5 ALREADY GONE Red Sky July 188750
47 NEW 47 1 FEELSOLOW NO CEREMONY 12500
48 NEW 48 1 ECHOES Henrik B/ Niklas Gustavsson/ Peter Johansson 12300
49 66 49 2 BLACK SKINHEAD Kanye West 18900
50 NEW 50 1 MISS JACKSON Panic! At The Disco/ Lolo 12000

51 34 34 2 IT’S TIME Imagine Dragons 29350
52 36 2 11 NOW IS THE START A Fine Frenzy 491650
53 52 1 15 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr 433050
54 51 1 15 SHORLEY WALL Ooberman 629250
55 44 3 11 ONLY TEARDROPS Emmelie de Forest 421800
56 42 4 11 BIRDS Anouk 376200
57 NEW 57 1 LOVING YOU Matt Cardle/ Melanie C 10400
58 RE 40 4 MY PROMISE Earth, Wind & Fire 55450
59 33 10 14 MAGNETISED Johnny Hates Jazz 251550
60 62 60 6 GOLDEN BROWN The Stranglers 42900

61 67 61 5 BROKENHEARTED Lawson/ B.O.B. 32100
62 NEW 62 1 LE JOURS ELECTRIQUES Jenifer 7400
63 65 63 5 GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN Cyndi Lauper 31800
64 NEW 64 1 SO DESTROYED Prince Rami 7100
65 NEW 65 1 WE CAN’T STOP Miley Cyrus 7000
66 70 66 2 FURTHER AWAY Lissie 12800
67 74 67 2 LOOKING OUT FOR CAROLINE Status Quo 11800
68 68 1 113 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1920950
69 71 69 5 HEY JOE Jimi Hendrix Experience 27600
70 NEW 70 1 KEEP ON MOVING ON Andy Burrows 6000

71 NEW 71 1 LIGHTHOUSE Lucy Spraggan 5800
72 73 72 3 THE LAST TIME The Rolling Stones 16000
73 NEW 73 1 BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN UB40 5400
74 NEW 74 1 VALENTINE’S DAY David Bowie 5200
75 75 75 2 GET IT ON (BANG A GONG) T.Rex 10000

DROP OUTS
26 19 5 WOR Django Django 92200
29 29 4 SLOW LOVE Pawws 58400
37 37 3 WE WRITE THE STORY Avicii/ Benny & Bjorn 44500
38 38 3 NEVER FORGET Bebe Black 39800
40 40 4 DO I WANNA KNOW Arctic Monkeys 54000
41 19 6 SAFE AND SOUND Capital Cities 109800
43 9 12 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW Agnetha Faltskog 203150
46 46 9 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH Marvin Gaye/ Tami Terrell 82100
47 9 11 PURPLE YELLOW RED AND BLUE Portugal. The Man 260550
49 36 3 I WILL LEAD YOU ON MDNGHT/Lana 35900
50 1 15 FINE CHINA Chris Brown 632450
53 19 8 WASTING MY YOUNG YEARS London Grammar 105550
54 33 3 DREAMING Smallpools 46000
55 55 6 THE PRETTIEST STAR David Bowie 54200
57 57 1 I’M WANDERIN’ Jackie Wilson 10400
58 21 5 PUMPIN BLOOD Nonono 75700
60 60 2 SHAMELESS FASHION Visage 15400
61 29 8 WALKS LIKE RIHANNA The Wanted 94400
63 63 2 RIGHT NOW Rihanna/ David Guetta 14400
64 64 1 I’M ALIVE Kamaliya 7100

 

21st July 2013

It was close run, two great current dancepop singles, but the sheer Class of Naughty Boy won for a second week at the top. Those vocals by Sam Smith are awesome, the lyrics say something that’s not been said before, and the song is unusual in sound and structure. Fab. As is the dramatic strings and vocals of John Newman!

Bibio almost did it too, gorgeous retro synth sounds and gentle melody. Meanwhile Blondie (with beth) get a run of Top 10’s dating back 35 years to Denis. Pink keeps up her numerous Top 10’s with highest entry at 8 (though she should have been in last week’s chart), going back to 2000 (around 10 of ’em so far). Belinda Carlisle also returns to the top 10 for the first time in 20 years, and dates back to 1982 with the Gogos.

Just missing out was MIKA, but he’s had number ones before (and quite a few top 10’s) and he’s a new entry too! An unknown classic album track I heard them do live enters at 21 for the Moody Blues. It’s a tribute to the moon landings from 1969 and it’s fab. Man of the day Pharrell enters with a track from Despicable Me 2, and Goldfrapp return happily at 27, hooray! Naughty video too albeit art not smut. I’m all in favour!

1 1 1 7 LA LA LA Naughty Boy/ Sam Smith 683200
2 6 2 6 LOVE ME AGAIN John Newman 264500
3 4 3 5 A TOUT A L’HEURE Bibio 221350
4 3 1 10 SUPREME Postiljonen 992500
5 2 2 4 YOU DON’T HAVE TO CHANGE Anneli Drecker 266200
6 5 5 4 I’M WANDERIN’ Kristina Train 225000
7 25 7 3 A ROSE BY ANY NAME Blondie/ Beth Ditto 86950
8 NEW 8 1 TRUE LOVE Pink/ Lily Rose Cooper 48000
9 15 9 15 BACK SEAT OF MY CAR Paul & Linda McCartney 215100
10 59 10 3 SUN Belinda Carlisle 59200

11 NEW 11 1 LIVE YOUR LIFE MIKA 37000
12 12 3 8 BLURRED LINES Robin Thicke/ T.I./ Pharrell 352500
13 23 13 2 REACH OUT OF THE DARKNESS Friend And Lover 51250
14 7 7 7 VOCAL Pet Shop Boys 197550
15 11 1 13 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE Ray Charles 720800
16 8 2 7 GOIN’ CRAZY Dizzee Rascal/ Robbie Williams 508000
17 17 17 2 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC Wild Cherry 46000
18 14 12 8 TREASURE Bruno Mars 198500
19 9 5 4 ALREADY GONE Red Sky July 176000
20 20 1 14 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers 711400

21 NEW 21 1 HIGHER AND HIGHER The Moody Blues 19750
22 NEW 22 1 HAPPY Pharrell Williams 19500
23 28 23 5 I LOVE IT Icona Pop 56750
24 13 13 6 BEAUTIFUL Mariah Carey/ Miguel 143400
25 16 6 14 AXIS Pet Shop Boys 410150
26 19 19 5 WOR Django Django 92200
27 NEW 27 1 DREW Goldfrapp 18400
28 45 28 4 A TON OF LOVE The Editors 65900
29 37 29 4 SLOW LOVE Pawws 58400
30 22 7 9 POSTCARD FROM PARIS Glen Campbell 257500

31 32 31 14 REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND) The Shangri-Las 146850
32 NEW 32 1 ATLANTIS Postiljonen 17800
33 18 10 13 MAGNETISED Johnny Hates Jazz 241450
34 NEW 34 1 IT’S TIME Imagine Dragons 17600
35 NEW 35 1 THURSDAY Pet Shop Boys/ Example 17500
36 21 2 10 NOW IS THE START A Fine Frenzy 480150
37 39 37 3 WE WRITE THE STORY Avicii/ Benny & Bjorn 44500
38 38 38 3 NEVER FORGET Bebe Black 39800
39 65 39 2 CRAZY KIDS Kesha/ will.i.am 24100
40 40 40 4 DO I WANNA KNOW Arctic Monkeys 54000

41 24 19 6 SAFE AND SOUND Capital Cities 109800
42 27 4 10 BIRDS Anouk 365600
43 31 9 12 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW Agnetha Faltskog 203150
44 30 3 10 ONLY TEARDROPS Emmelie de Forest 411000
45 47 45 3 BIG WHEN I WAS LITTLE Eliza Doolittle 32500
46 48 46 9 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH Marvin Gaye/ Tami Terrell 82100
47 46 9 11 PURPLE YELLOW RED AND BLUE Portugal. The Man 260550
48 NEW 48 1 WAKE ME UP Avicii/ Aloe Blacc 12300
49 36 36 3 I WILL LEAD YOU ON MDNGHT/Lana 35900
50 41 1 15 FINE CHINA Chris Brown 632450

51 49 1 14 SHORLEY WALL Ooberman 618250
52 51 1 14 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr 421800
53 26 19 8 WASTING MY YOUNG YEARS London Grammar 105550
54 33 33 3 DREAMING Smallpools 46000
55 55 55 6 THE PRETTIEST STAR David Bowie 54200
56 60 56 3 BANG BANG will.i.am 25800
57 NEW 57 1 I’M WANDERIN’ Jackie Wilson 10400
58 43 21 5 PUMPIN BLOOD Nonono 75700
59 NEW 59 1 DETROIT CITY Texas 10100
60 73 60 2 SHAMELESS FASHION Visage 15400

61 29 29 8 WALKS LIKE RIHANNA The Wanted 94400
62 64 62 5 GOLDEN BROWN The Stranglers 32900
63 63 63 2 RIGHT NOW Rihanna/ David Guetta 14400
64 NEW 64 1 I’M ALIVE Kamaliya 7100
65 68 65 4 GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN Cyndi Lauper 24600
66 NEW 66 1 BLACK SKINHEAD Kanye West 6800
67 70 67 4 BROKENHEARTED Lawson/ B.O.B. 24600
68 67 1 112 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1914550
69 NEW 69 1 COME UNTO ME The Mavericks 6200
70 NEW 70 1 FURTHER AWAY Lissie 6000

71 72 71 4 HEY JOE Jimi Hendrix Experience 21400
72 NEW 72 1 RELOAD Sebastian Ingrosso/ Tommy Trash/ John Martin 5600
73 75 73 2 THE LAST TIME The Rolling Stones 10400
74 NEW 74 1 LOOKING OUT FOR CAROLINE Status Quo 5200
75 NEW 75 1 GET IT ON (BANG A GONG) T.Rex 5000

DROP OUTS
10 10 20 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac 287850
34 23 5 QUEEN OF DISASTER Lana Del Ray 92400
35 8 9 LUV BOMB Bowie Jane 209300
42 27 6 WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN John Fogerty/ Bob Seger 78850
44 10 9 BULA BULA QUO! Status Quo 179500
50 50 2 RACER Giorgio Moroder 24000
52 1 9 WHEN THE LOVE IS GOOD Big Trouble 433800
53 40 3 MY PROMISE Earth, Wind & Fire 45250
54 32 6 FORTUNATE SON John Fogerty/ Foo Fighters 72250
56 39 2 WEMBLEY SONG The Killers 27700
57 10 11 DANCE YOUR PAIN AWAY Agnetha Faltskog 214800
58 58 4 START ME UP The Rolling Stones 30600
61 1 18 WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE Agnetha Faltskog 647900
62 44 4 HOT DAMN Ivy Levan 41050
66 66 1 GETTING OVER THE STORM UB40 6800
69 69 2 EDGE OF SOMETHING Jamie Cullum 12400
71 71 2 BROKEN Jake Bugg 11600
74 74 1 SING TO THE MOON Laura Mvula 5200

 

 14th JULY 2013

It’s Naughty Boy! Phew cool.gif

It’s a great pop song, and deserved to be there a couple of weeks ago. It was close though, Bibio and Postiljonen were strong, but nearest challenger was the 2007 track from Anneli Drecker, If it sounds 90’s retro dance, probably due to Norwegian Anneli fronting dance act Bel Canto during the 90’s, who made my charts last in 1995. Bibio is another lovely subtle “indie” track with some nice melodies and a retro “Rockford Files” 70’s synthesiser sound sounding good in the mix.

Kristina Train still Top 5 too, with her sultry Jackie Wilson cover – the original dates back to 1958 and is equally good, and about to chart under my new chart rules: if it’s new to me, it deserves to count as new anyway and enter my charts. I decided if I can allow in tracks a few years old that are new to me, why not 55-year-old tracks that are new to me! First to benefit is Friend And Lover, one-hit American wonders with a very 1968-sounding track that Dermot O’Leary played on his show. I liked it right away!

Red Sky July  – it’s a gorgeous slow melodic country song from Ally McErlaine of band Texas, wife Shelly Poole of Alisha’s Attic, and Charity Hair of Florida band, the Alice Band. Ally is not long recovered from a major brain aneurism (critical for a year), which delayed this project. Shelly and her sister Karen are daughters of Brian Poole (of the Tremeloes 60’s fame).

Meanwhile sneaking in athe bottom of the chart are two new tracks from two acts who debuted in 1980: UB40 and Visage. Visage haven’t had a hit since 1983….

1 2 1 6 LA LA LA Naughty Boy/ Sam Smith 513200
2 3 2 3 YOU DON’T HAVE TO CHANGE Anneli Drecker 206200
3 1 1 9 SUPREME Postiljonen 927500
4 9 4 4 A TOUT A L’HEURE Bibio 146350
5 5 5 3 I’M WANDERIN’ Kristina Train 170000
6 11 6 5 LOVE ME AGAIN John Newman 149500
7 10 7 6 VOCAL Pet Shop Boys 168550
8 4 2 6 GOIN’ CRAZY Dizzee Rascal/ Robbie Williams 483000
9 7 5 3 ALREADY GONE Red Sky July 155000
10 14 10 20 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac 287850

11 8 1 12 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE Ray Charles 693800
12 6 3 7 BLURRED LINES Robin Thicke/ T.I./ Pharrell 317500
13 15 13 5 BEAUTIFUL Mariah Carey/ Miguel 124400
14 18 12 7 TREASURE Bruno Mars 176500
15 22 15 14 BACK SEAT OF MY CAR Paul & Linda McCartney 170100
16 12 6 13 AXIS Pet Shop Boys 391400
17 NEW 17 1 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC Wild Cherry 23000
18 13 10 12 MAGNETISED Johnny Hates Jazz 223750
19 30 19 4 WOR Django Django 73700
20 20 1 13 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers 691400

21 16 2 9 NOW IS THE START A Fine Frenzy 462750
22 17 7 8 POSTCARD FROM PARIS Glen Campbell 239500
23 NEW 23 1 REACH OUT OF THE DARKNESS Friend And Lover 19250
24 26 19 5 SAFE AND SOUND Capital Cities 95800
25 29 25 2 A ROSE BY ANY NAME Blondie/ Beth Ditto 36950
26 19 19 7 WASTING MY YOUNG YEARS London Grammar 94300
27 21 4 9 BIRDS Anouk 351850
28 63 28 4 I LOVE IT Icona Pop 37500
29 31 29 7 WALKS LIKE RIHANNA The Wanted 86900
30 25 3 9 ONLY TEARDROPS Emmelie de Forest 397750

31 28 9 11 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW Agnetha Faltskog 189650
32 38 32 13 REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND) The Shangri-Las 128950
33 37 33 2 DREAMING Smallpools 35000
34 23 23 5 QUEEN OF DISASTER Lana Del Ray 92400
35 24 8 9 LUV BOMB Bowie Jane 209300
36 68 36 2 I WILL LEAD YOU ON MDNGHT/Lana 23800
37 RE 37 3 SLOW LOVE Pawws 40200
38 73 38 2 NEVER FORGET Bebe Black 22600
39 59 39 2 WE WRITE THE STORY Avicii/ Benny & Bjorn 27200
40 60 40 3 DO I WANNA KNOW Arctic Monkeys 37000

41 35 1 14 FINE CHINA Chris Brown 620450
42 27 27 6 WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN John Fogerty/ Bob Seger 78850
43 RE 21 4 PUMPIN BLOOD Nonono 65500
44 33 10 9 BULA BULA QUO! Status Quo 179500
45 36 36 3 A TON OF LOVE The Editors 47600
46 34 9 10 PURPLE YELLOW RED AND BLUE Portugal. The Man 248050
47 65 47 2 BIG WHEN I WAS LITTLE Eliza Doolittle 19500
48 53 48 8 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH Marvin Gaye/ Tami Terrell 69350
49 46 1 13 SHORLEY WALL Ooberman 606500
50 50 50 2 RACER Giorgio Moroder 24000

51 49 1 13 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr 410300
52 42 1 9 WHEN THE LOVE IS GOOD Big Trouble 433800
53 40 40 3 MY PROMISE Earth, Wind & Fire 45250
54 32 32 6 FORTUNATE SON John Fogerty/ Foo Fighters 72250
55 57 55 5 THE PRETTIEST STAR David Bowie 43400
56 39 39 2 WEMBLEY SONG The Killers 27700
57 47 10 11 DANCE YOUR PAIN AWAY Agnetha Faltskog 214800
58 61 58 4 START ME UP The Rolling Stones 30600
59 64 59 2 SUN Belinda Carlisle 17200
60 74 60 2 BANG BANG will.i.am 15200

61 58 1 18 WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE Agnetha Faltskog 647900
62 44 44 4 HOT DAMN Ivy Levan 41050
63 NEW 63 1 RIGHT NOW Rihanna/ David Guetta 7200
64 66 64 4 GOLDEN BROWN The Stranglers 25500
65 NEW 65 1 CRAZY KIDS Kesha/ will.i.am 7000
66 NEW 66 1 GETTING OVER THE STORM UB40 6800
67 67 1 111 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1908150
68 72 68 3 GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN Cyndi Lauper 17600
69 69 69 2 EDGE OF SOMETHING Jamie Cullum 12400
70 70 70 3 BROKENHEARTED Lawson/ B.O.B. 18000

71 71 71 2 BROKEN Jake Bugg 11600
72 75 72 3 HEY JOE Jimi Hendrix Experience 15600
73 NEW 73 1 SHAMELESS FASHION Visage 5400
74 NEW 74 1 SING TO THE MOON Laura Mvula 5200
75 NEW 75 1 THE LAST TIME The Rolling Stones 5000

DROP OUTS
41 13 8 HOME Philip Philips 153550
43 8 12 ALIVE Empire Of The Sun 252250
45 34 4 SKIRT Kylie Minogue 64800
48 17 8 YOU Robin Stjernberg 113700
51 51 2 EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED Taylor Swift/ Ed Sheeran 23500
52 23 5 WHEN CAN I SEE YOU AGAIN Owl City 79400
54 54 5 SO GOOD TO ME Chris Malinchak 39400
55 9 11 LET HER GO Passenger 211400
56 7 7 JUST BE Paloma Faith 158900
62 62 1 DIANE YOUNG Vampire Weekend 7400

7th JULY 2013

I’m on holiday in sunny Sitges and forgot the reason I don’t drink and stay out till 3am anymore is because I feel awful the next day. So I’m doing an early chart and wasting a beautiful sunny hot day in a beautiful town full of beautiful people. Alcohol never again!

As you can see Postiljonen just managed to hang in there for a fifth week against strong Naughty Boy (great melody and vocal marred only slightly by the la la las – though they are the point of the song), and out of nowhere Anneli Drecker which I downloaded to find it’s even better than I thought it was, a sort of 90’s dance toon with a fab melody in a sort of Tin Tin Out/Shelley Nelson stylee.  Pet Shop Boys drop out and drop in the Top 10. Granted, I think their official singles have always made my Top 10, with one exception I think (DJ Culture).

Blondie are back, with beth Ditto – who saw that one! It gives Blondie 35 years of Top 40 hits. Killers enter with a live unreleased track which hopefully will surface sometime. In at 50 is legend Giorgio Moroder, with a computer game track! Famous of course for his Donna Summer hits, including the legendary and massively influential and innovative “I Feel Love” which blew my mind the moment I heard it 36 years back. What an enormous classic. Less known is he had several Top 10’s in my chart (and a UK Number One) with UK pop group Chicory Tip in 1972. “Son Of My father” was a hit because it sounded futuristic, with its synth hook. It may sound dated these days but it was exciting at the time, and Giorgio got a lot of the credit at the time (deservedly). Technically though, it’s only his second chart hit (I think) as a lead artist – I need to check, but if so then a gap of 36 years from debut to follow-up hit with new material must be a record in my charts!

Talking legends and big gaps: Benny & Bjorn have been absent together with new material since they wrote and produced for 80’s group Gemini and the musical Chess, and as artists with Abba since 1983. Abba of course form part of my holy Pop Trinity along with The Beatles and Pet Shop Boys.

1 1 1 8 SUPREME Postiljonen
2 2 2 5 LA LA LA Naughty Boy/ Sam Smith
3 RE 3 2 YOU DON’T HAVE TO CHANGE Anneli Drecker
4 3 2 5 GOIN’ CRAZY Dizzee Rascal/ Robbie Williams
5 7 5 2 I’M WANDERIN’ Kristina Train
6 4 3 6 BLURRED LINES Robin Thicke/ T.I./ Pharrell
7 5 5 2 ALREADY GONE Red Sky July
8 6 1 11 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE Ray Charles
9 25 9 3 A TOUT A L’HEURE Bibio
10 17 10 5 VOCAL Pet Shop Boys

11 22 11 4 LOVE ME AGAIN John Newman
12 8 6 12 AXIS Pet Shop Boys
13 10 10 11 MAGNETISED Johnny Hates Jazz
14 20 14 19 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac
15 15 15 4 BEAUTIFUL Mariah Carey/ Miguel
16 9 2 8 NOW IS THE START A Fine Frenzy
17 11 7 7 POSTCARD FROM PARIS Glen Campbell
18 12 12 6 TREASURE Bruno Mars
19 24 19 6 WASTING MY YOUNG YEARS London Grammar
20 16 1 12 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers

21 14 4 8 BIRDS Anouk
22 35 22 13 BACK SEAT OF MY CAR Paul & Linda McCartney
23 23 23 4 QUEEN OF DISASTER Lana Del Ray
24 13 8 8 LUV BOMB Bowie Jane
25 18 3 8 ONLY TEARDROPS Emmelie de Forest
26 19 19 4 SAFE AND SOUND Capital Cities
27 28 27 5 WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN John Fogerty/ Bob Seger
28 21 9 10 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW Agnetha Faltskog
29 NEW 29 1 A ROSE BY ANY NAME Blondie/Beth Ditto
30 36 30 3 WOR Django Django

31 47 31 6 WALKS LIKE RIHANNA The Wanted
32 58 32 5 FORTUNATE SON John Fogerty/ Foo Fighters
33 26 10 8 BULA BULA QUO! Status Quo
34 31 9 9 PURPLE YELLOW RED AND BLUE Portugal. The Man
35 33 1 13 FINE CHINA Chris Brown
36 38 36 2 A TON OF LOVE The Editors
37 NEW 37 1 DREAMING Smallpools
38 46 38 12 REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND) The Shangri-Las
39 NEW 39 1 WEMBLEY SONG The Killers
40 40 40 2 MY PROMISE Earth, Wind & Fire

41 27 13 8 HOME Philip Philips
42 39 1 8 WHEN THE LOVE IS GOOD Big Trouble
43 32 8 12 ALIVE Empire Of The Sun
44 57 44 3 HOT DAMN Ivy Levan
45 34 34 4 SKIRT Kylie Minogue
46 43 1 12 SHORLEY WALL Ooberman
47 44 10 10 DANCE YOUR PAIN AWAY Agnetha Faltskog
48 30 17 8 YOU Robin Stjernberg
49 48 1 12 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr
50 NEW 50 1 RACER Giorgio Moroder

51 51 51 2 EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED Taylor Swift/ Ed Sheeran
52 52 23 5 WHEN CAN I SEE YOU AGAIN Owl City
53 55 53 7 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH Marvin Gaye/ Tami Terrell
54 54 54 5 SO GOOD TO ME Chris Malinchak
55 45 9 11 LET HER GO Passenger
56 42 7 7 JUST BE Paloma Faith
57 59 57 4 THE PRETTIEST STAR David Bowie
58 56 1 17 WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE Agnetha Faltskog
59 NEW 59 1 WE WRITE THE STORY Avicii/ Benny & Bjorn
60 60 60 2 DO I WANNA KNOW Arctic Monkeys

61 64 61 3 START ME UP The Rolling Stones
62 NEW 62 1 DIANE YOUNG Vampire Weekend
63 68 63 3 I LOVE IT Icona Pop
64 NEW 64 1 SUN Belinda Carlisle
65 NEW 65 1 BIG WHEN I WAS LITTLE Eliza Doolittle
66 69 66 3 GOLDEN BROWN The Stranglers
67 67 1 110 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys
68 NEW 68 1 I WILL LEAD YOU ON MDNGHT/Lana
69 NEW 69 1 EDGE OF SOMETHING Jamie Cullum
70 70 70 2 BROKENHEARTED Lawson/ B.O.B.

71 NEW 71 1 BROKEN Jake Bugg
72 72 72 2 GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN Cyndi Lauper
73 NEW 73 1 NEVER FORGET Bebe Black
74 NEW 74 1 BANG BANG will.i.am
75 75 75 2 HEY JOE Jimi Hendrix Experience

DROP OUTS
29 11 19 I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King
37 37 4 STILL INTO YOU Paramore
41 20 7 DEAR DARLIN’ Olly Murs
49 49 2 SLOW LOVE Pawws
50 50 2 GAMES Claire
53 32 6 THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE Armin Van Buuren/ Trevor Guthrie
61 5 15 IT’S ALRIGHT IT’S OK Primal Scream
62 2 14 TWENTY EIGHT The Weeknd
63 9 18 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess
65 65 1 FOREVER ON MY MIND Red Sky July
66 66 1 CARRY YOU Union J
71 71 1 SOMEBODY TO DIE FOR Hurts
73 73 1 COUNTING STARS Onerepublic
74 74 1 ANOTHER LOVE Tom Odell

30th JUNE 2013

It’s a 4th week at the top for Postiljonen. So why is it so good? It’s got a gorgeous laid-back summery synth vibe and hook, supported by a subtle female harmony, interrupted by the magical echo female chant that reminds me of obscure sci-fi 80’s jazzfunk hit Rah Band’s Clouds Across The Moon space cruiser announcer. The record just grooves and builds quietly and just when you think it’s done in comes the wonderful guitar solo. Shivers down the spine time. Nowhere else to go from there so it quite rightly ends suddenly.. Fab!

Naughty Boy and Sam Smith don’t quite make it (but it’s still strong), and in come Red Sky July, a country song re-entry from 2012, it’s both their first Top 10 hit and yet also a fourth consecutive decade of Top 10 hits. A mystery I will reveal in a couple of weeks. Kristina Train enters at 7, her 3rd hit, 2nd Top 10 following-up number one Dark Black.

Absent since the 80’s, it’s a very welcome comeback, beautifully timed given the current disco/funk revival, from Earth Wind & Fire, who first made my charts back in 1975 with Shining Star. So 38 years of hits, first Top 40 since 1982 and first chart hit since 1987. Hooray, and they sound just the same…

1 1 1 7 SUPREME Postiljonen 707500
2 5 2 4 LA LA LA Naughty Boy/ Sam Smith 228200
3 2 2 4 GOIN’ CRAZY Dizzee Rascal/ Robbie Williams 370000
4 3 3 5 BLURRED LINES Robin Thicke/ T.I./ Pharrell 227500
5 NEW 5 1 ALREADY GONE Red Sky July 60000
6 4 1 10 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE Ray Charles 608800
7 NEW 7 1 I’M WONDERIN’ Kristina Train 50000
8 6 6 11 AXIS Pet Shop Boys 331400
9 9 2 7 NOW IS THE START A Fine Frenzy 418000
10 18 10 10 MAGNETISED Johnny Hates Jazz 169750

11 7 7 6 POSTCARD FROM PARIS Glen Campbell 197000
12 12 12 5 TREASURE Bruno Mars 125500
13 8 8 7 LUV BOMB Bowie Jane 172800
14 14 4 7 BIRDS Anouk 313700
15 19 15 3 BEAUTIFUL Mariah Carey/ Miguel 65400
16 16 1 11 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers 651400
17 23 17 4 VOCAL Pet Shop Boys 76550
18 13 3 7 ONLY TEARDROPS Emmelie de Forest 361000
19 24 19 3 SAFE AND SOUND Capital Cities 58300
20 30 20 18 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac 216850

21 15 9 9 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW Agnetha Faltskog 153450
22 22 22 3 LOVE ME AGAIN John Newman 57500
23 28 23 3 QUEEN OF DISASTER Lana Del Ray 55550
24 36 24 5 WASTING MY YOUNG YEARS London Grammar 54800
25 34 25 2 A TOUT A L’HEURE Bibio 36350
26 10 10 7 BULA BULA QUO! Status Quo 148550
27 21 13 7 HOME Philip Philips 139550
28 38 28 4 WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN John Fogerty/ Bob Seger 46700
29 11 11 19 I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King 319600
30 17 17 7 YOU Robin Stjernberg 101400

31 27 9 8 PURPLE YELLOW RED AND BLUE Portugal. The Man 217700
32 42 8 11 ALIVE Empire Of The Sun 238750
33 26 1 12 FINE CHINA Chris Brown 588950
34 39 34 3 SKIRT Kylie Minogue 51800
35 40 35 12 BACK SEAT OF MY CAR Paul & Linda McCartney 123600
36 37 36 2 WOR Django Django 34700
37 43 37 4 STILL INTO YOU Paramore 54850
38 NEW 38 1 A TON OF LOVE The Editors 17200
39 33 1 7 WHEN THE LOVE IS GOOD Big Trouble 408550
40 NEW 40 1 MY PROMISE Earth, Wind & Fire 17000

41 20 20 7 DEAR DARLIN’ Olly Murs 97550
42 25 7 6 JUST BE Paloma Faith 148300
43 41 1 11 SHORLEY WALL Ooberman 581650
44 35 10 9 DANCE YOUR PAIN AWAY Agnetha Faltskog 191900
45 29 9 10 LET HER GO Passenger 200600
46 49 46 11 REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND) The Shangri-Las 93950
47 52 47 5 WALKS LIKE RIHANNA The Wanted 50800
48 47 1 11 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr 386450
49 55 49 2 SLOW LOVE Pawws 22900
50 50 50 2 GAMES Claire 24000

51 NEW 51 1 EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED Taylor Swift/ Ed Sheeran 11750
52 31 23 4 WHEN CAN I SEE YOU AGAIN Owl City 67900
53 32 32 6 THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE Armin Van Buuren/ Trevor Guthrie 76550
54 RE 54 4 SO GOOD TO ME Chris Malinchak 28400
55 59 55 6 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH Marvin Gaye/ Tami Terrell 45800
56 53 1 16 WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE Agnetha Faltskog 630200
57 60 57 2 HOT DAMN Ivy Levan 20400
58 46 46 4 FORTUNATE SON John Fogerty/ Foo Fighters 43450
59 64 59 3 THE PRETTIEST STAR David Bowie 22200
60 NEW 60 1 DO I WANNA KNOW Arctic Monkeys 10000

61 45 5 15 IT’S ALRIGHT IT’S OK Primal Scream 441550
62 48 2 14 TWENTY EIGHT The Weeknd 755500
63 56 9 18 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess 371500
64 71 64 2 START ME UP The Rolling Stones 12900
65 NEW 65 1 FOREVER ON MY MIND Red Sky July 7000
66 NEW 66 1 CARRY YOU Union J 6800
67 67 1 109 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1894950
68 72 68 2 I LOVE IT Icona Pop 12000
69 73 69 2 GOLDEN BROWN The Stranglers 11600
70 NEW 70 1 BROKENHEARTED Lawson/ B.O.B. 6000

71 NEW 71 1 SOMEBODY TO DIE FOR Hurts 5800
72 NEW 72 1 GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN Cyndi Lauper 5600
73 NEW 73 1 COUNTING STARS Onerepublic 5400
74 NEW 74 1 ANOTHER LOVE Tom Odell 5200
75 NEW 75 1 HEY JOE Jimi Hendrix Experience 5000

23rd JUNE 2013

It’s a 3rd week at the top for the gorgeous Postiljonen, still not getting tired of playing it. Meanwhile chart hits Dizzee, Robin & Naughty Boy are all pushing hard for next week’s number one!

Pet Shop Boys take 10 weeks to peak but they get up to 6, while other veterans Quo get their first Top 10 hit since 1986’s In The Army Now. It’s Fijian fun. Bowie Jane is my BJSC entry, it sounds very cheesy on first listen but it’s actually a pretty good pop record, a bit of ragtime flavour, it has something interesting lyrically (albeit repetitively catchy) and a great choon. Just cos something is bouncy doesnt mean it’s low-brow. Dare I point out that Robin Thicke and Daft Punk are pretty upbeat disco songs which 6 months ago would have been unthinkable that they would be pushing a million sales in mere weeks….

1 1 1 6 SUPREME Postiljonen 562500
2 2 2 3 GOIN’ CRAZY Dizzee Rascal/ Robbie Williams 285000
3 6 3 4 BLURRED LINES Robin Thicke/ T.I./ Pharrell 162500
4 3 1 9 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE Ray Charles 553800
5 7 5 3 LA LA LA Naughty Boy/ Sam Smith 128200
6 8 6 10 AXIS Pet Shop Boys 283400
7 10 7 5 POSTCARD FROM PARIS Glen Campbell 160000
8 19 8 6 LUV BOMB Bowie Jane 140800
9 5 2 6 NOW IS THE START A Fine Frenzy 373000
10 15 10 6 BULA BULA QUO! Status Quo 130050

11 14 11 18 I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King 301400
12 20 12 4 TREASURE Bruno Mars 90500
13 13 3 6 ONLY TEARDROPS Emmelie de Forest 339000
14 4 4 6 BIRDS Anouk 284700
15 9 9 8 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW Agnetha Faltskog 133700
16 11 1 10 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers 626400
17 17 17 6 YOU Robin Stjernberg 83400
18 73 18 9 MAGNETISED Johnny Hates Jazz 127750
19 36 19 2 BEAUTIFUL Mariah Carey/ Miguel 38400
20 22 20 6 DEAR DARLIN’ Olly Murs 83550

21 31 13 6 HOME Philip Philips 121150
22 26 22 2 LOVE ME AGAIN John Newman 38000
23 37 23 3 VOCAL Pet Shop Boys 53550
24 28 24 2 SAFE AND SOUND Capital Cities 37300
25 12 7 5 JUST BE Paloma Faith 134550
26 16 1 11 FINE CHINA Chris Brown 571250
27 27 9 7 PURPLE YELLOW RED AND BLUE Portugal. The Man 199800
28 30 28 2 QUEEN OF DISASTER Lana Del Ray 36300
29 18 9 9 LET HER GO Passenger 187600
30 35 30 17 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac 196850

31 23 23 3 WHEN CAN I SEE YOU AGAIN Owl City 56400
32 32 32 5 THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE Armin Van Buuren/ Trevor Guthrie 65300
33 25 1 6 WHEN THE LOVE IS GOOD Big Trouble 391450
34 NEW 34 1 A TOUT A L’HEURE Bibio 17600
35 21 10 8 DANCE YOUR PAIN AWAY Agnetha Faltskog 178650
36 71 36 4 WASTING MY YOUNG YEARS London Grammar 35800
37 NEW 37 1 WOR Django Django 17300
38 72 38 3 WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN John Fogerty/ Bob Seger 28400
39 39 39 2 SKIRT Kylie Minogue 34200
40 44 40 11 BACK SEAT OF MY CAR Paul & Linda McCartney 106100

41 34 1 10 SHORLEY WALL Ooberman 568150
42 24 8 10 ALIVE Empire Of The Sun 220950
43 RE 43 3 STILL INTO YOU Paramore 37550
44 40 40 2 SUMMERTIME DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince 30250
45 33 5 14 IT’S ALRIGHT IT’S OK Primal Scream 434050
46 57 46 3 FORTUNATE SON John Fogerty/ Foo Fighters 33250
47 46 1 10 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr 374150
48 41 2 13 TWENTY EIGHT The Weeknd 748100
49 52 49 10 REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND) The Shangri-Las 81200
50 NEW 50 1 GAMES Claire 12000

51 29 9 8 DRESDEN (SINGLE VERSION) OMD 184750
52 58 52 4 WALKS LIKE RIHANNA The Wanted 38300
53 50 1 15 WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE Agnetha Faltskog 619600
54 43 4 11 CITTA VUOTA (IT’S A LONELY TOWN) Mina 372300
55 NEW 55 1 SLOW LOVE Pawws 10800
56 RE 9 17 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess 364300
57 38 38 3 ONLY LOVE SURVIVES Ryan Dolan 37600
58 69 58 4 LIQUID LUNCH Caro Emerald 28200
59 64 59 5 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH Marvin Gaye/ Tami Terrell 35000
60 NEW 60 1 HOT DAMN Ivy Levan 10000

61 56 10 13 BELIEVE IN ME Bonnie Tyler 201200
62 42 35 4 PRIDE LeAnn Mitchell 55950
63 63 63 2 SOUNDBWOY Stylo G 14400
64 75 64 2 THE PRETTIEST STAR David Bowie 12100
65 61 1 13 VELVET ELVIS Alex Winston 526650
66 NEW 66 1 OVERDOSE Wolfgang Gartner/ Medina 6800
67 67 1 108 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1888350
68 68 68 3 CINDERELLA Diana Vickers 19200
69 NEW 69 1 YOU DON’T HAVE TO CHANGE Anneli Drecker 6200
70 70 20 8 SAD ANGEL Fleetwood Mac 103200

71 NEW 71 1 START ME UP The Rolling Stones 5800
72 NEW 72 1 I LOVE IT Icona Pop 5600
73 NEW 73 1 GOLDEN BROWN The Stranglers 5400
74 NEW 74 1 THE NEXT DAY David Bowie 5200
75 NEW 75 1 HOTEL CALIFORNIA The Eagles 5000

drop outs
45 18 5 FOR YOU I’m Your Vinyl 78400
47 27 4 BEAUTIFUL LIES Novaday 66200
48 32 4 ENVOLE-MOI M. Pokoro/ Tal 58800
49 25 5 I FEED YOU MY LOVE Margaret Berger 83950
51 33 4 YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL Lana Del Ray 46950
53 38 4 PANIC CORD Gabrielle Aplin 46350
54 36 2 LITTLE TALKS Of Monsters And Men 28400
55 18 6 FIGHT YOUR BATTLES WITH ME Grenades Against The Wall 103500
59 59 2 WHAT ABOUT NOW Bon Jovi 16100
60 60 2 HOLD ME Farid Mammadov 17400
62 34 4 UNSEEN FOOTAGE FROM A FORTHCOMING FUNERAL Nicole Saboune 49300
65 48 4 COLORS Rivaz 38000
66 16 6 IT’S NEVER OVER Avan Lava 109300
74 74 1 THE WORLD IS A DANCEFLOOR Artymove 5200

16th JUNE 2013

I still love Postiljonen, so a second week at the top for the chilled gorgeous Scandi-sounds. I’m aghast that radio doesn’t pick up on records like this, but is happy to play identikit production-line dancepop. The UK Top 40 at the lower end is just stagnant these days, and there’s a wealth of great young new acts making great new music, but the charts just do not reflect that anymore as everyone just wants to dance. There’s a social paper to be written: when times get hard that’s often the public reaction….

Happily some great dance record shoot up into my top 10 at last (Naughty Boy and Robin Thicke) while Dizze n Robbie very nearly get that chart-topper! Agnetha gets her 3rd Top 10 of the year from her lovely album, while highest new entry is future-biggie John Newman. Lana Del Ray has an unreleased dance track. No, honest! Thanks to Andrey for the tip-off it’s great. Back again, for the first time in years: Mariah Carey. Back again with her almost guaranteed Top 40 entries: Kylie. Back again for the fourth time in my Top 40 (1993 1995 2008 2013) Will Smith n Jeff. I love Will, love his films – mostly…I wouldnt rush to see After Earth if I were you, get it on DVD.

1 1 1 5 SUPREME Postiljonen 392500
2 6 2 2 GOIN’ CRAZY Dizzee Rascal/ Robbie Williams 170000
3 3 1 8 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE Ray Charles 488800
4 4 4 5 BIRDS Anouk 255700
5 2 2 5 NOW IS THE START A Fine Frenzy 328000
6 22 6 3 BLURRED LINES Robin Thicke/ T.I./ Pharrell 87500
7 29 7 2 LA LA LA Naughty Boy/ Sam Smith 68200
8 10 8 9 AXIS Pet Shop Boys 228400
9 63 9 7 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW Agnetha Faltskog 106700
10 16 10 4 POSTCARD FROM PARIS Glen Campbell 110000

11 13 1 9 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers 601400
12 7 7 4 JUST BE Paloma Faith 115800
13 5 3 5 ONLY TEARDROPS Emmelie de Forest 307000
14 17 14 17 I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King 264400
15 20 15 5 BULA BULA QUO! Status Quo 88050
16 11 1 10 FINE CHINA Chris Brown 552750
17 34 17 5 YOU Robin Stjernberg 60400
18 18 9 8 LET HER GO Passenger 169400
19 24 19 5 LUV BOMB Bowie Jane 92800
20 30 20 3 TREASURE Bruno Mars 55500

21 14 10 7 DANCE YOUR PAIN AWAY Agnetha Faltskog 161150
22 53 22 5 DEAR DARLIN’ Olly Murs 63550
23 23 23 2 WHEN CAN I SEE YOU AGAIN Owl City 38500
24 8 8 9 ALIVE Empire Of The Sun 207200
25 12 1 5 WHEN THE LOVE IS GOOD Big Trouble 373750
26 NEW 26 1 LOVE ME AGAIN John Newman 18500
27 15 9 6 PURPLE YELLOW RED AND BLUE Portugal. The Man 181400
28 NEW 28 1 SAFE AND SOUND Capital Cities 18300
29 9 9 7 DRESDEN (SINGLE VERSION) OMD 173000
30 NEW 30 1 QUEEN OF DISASTER Lana Del Ray 18000

31 19 13 5 HOME Philip Philips 101400
32 39 32 4 THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE Armin Van Buuren/ Trevor Guthrie 47500
33 21 5 13 IT’S ALRIGHT IT’S OK Primal Scream 421050
34 28 1 9 SHORLEY WALL Ooberman 554150
35 37 35 16 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac 178850
36 NEW 36 1 BEAUTIFUL Mariah Carey/ Miguel 17400
37 40 37 2 VOCAL Pet Shop Boys 34300
38 60 38 2 ONLY LOVE SURVIVES Ryan Dolan 27200
39 NEW 39 1 SKIRT Kylie Minogue 17100
40 NEW 40 1 SUMMERTIME DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince 17000

41 31 2 12 TWENTY EIGHT The Weeknd 735800
42 35 35 3 PRIDE LeAnn Mitchell 48550
43 32 4 10 CITTA VUOTA (IT’S A LONELY TOWN) Mina 361300
44 46 44 10 BACK SEAT OF MY CAR Paul & Linda McCartney 89100
45 26 18 5 FOR YOU I’m Your Vinyl 78400
46 45 1 9 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr 361650
47 27 27 4 BEAUTIFUL LIES Novaday 66200
48 54 32 4 ENVOLE-MOI M. Pokoro/ Tal 58800
49 25 25 5 I FEED YOU MY LOVE Margaret Berger 83950
50 49 1 14 WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE Agnetha Faltskog 608350

51 33 33 4 YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL Lana Del Ray 46950
52 56 52 9 REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND) The Shangri-Las 69000
53 38 38 4 PANIC CORD Gabrielle Aplin 46350
54 36 36 2 LITTLE TALKS Of Monsters And Men 28400
55 41 18 6 FIGHT YOUR BATTLES WITH ME Grenades Against The Wall 103500
56 51 10 12 BELIEVE IN ME Bonnie Tyler 193700
57 59 57 2 FORTUNATE SON John Fogerty/ Foo Fighters 20500
58 58 58 3 WALKS LIKE RIHANNA The Wanted 26800
59 70 59 2 WHAT ABOUT NOW Bon Jovi 16100
60 62 60 2 HOLD ME Farid Mammadov 17400

61 57 1 12 VELVET ELVIS Alex Winston 519650
62 50 34 4 UNSEEN FOOTAGE FROM A FORTHCOMING FUNERAL Nicole Saboune 49300
63 NEW 63 1 SOUNDBWOY Stylo G 7200
64 66 64 4 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH Marvin Gaye/ Tami Terrell 24900
65 48 48 4 COLORS Rivaz 38000
66 43 16 6 IT’S NEVER OVER Avan Lava 109300
67 67 1 107 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1881750
68 68 68 2 CINDERELLA Diana Vickers 12800
69 69 69 3 LIQUID LUNCH Caro Emerald 18000
70 55 20 7 SAD ANGEL Fleetwood Mac 97200

71 RE 63 3 WASTING MY YOUNG YEARS London Grammar 18400
72 72 72 2 WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN John Fogerty/ Bob Seger 11200
73 71 28 8 MAGNETISED Johnny Hates Jazz 105750
74 NEW 74 1 THE WORLD IS A DANCEFLOOR Artymove 5200
75 NEW 75 1 THE PRETTIEST STAR David Bowie 5000

DROP-OUTS
42 7 12 WINGS Haerts 309750
44 17 5 TONGUES Joywave 95050
47 27 4 MADE IT ALL The Look 67100
52 28 3 DARKNESS Du Tonc 47500
61 36 7 #THATPOWER will.i.am/ Justin Bieber 77400
64 64 1 L’ENFER ET MOI Amandine Bourgeois 7100
65 39 5 THE PHOENIX Fall Out Boy 49650
73 73 1 HERE WE GO PeR 5400
74 8 7 WALLPAPER Staygold/ Style Of Eye & Pow 201300
75 75 1 MAYBE I’M AMAZED (LIVE) Paul McCartney & Wings 5000

9th JUNE 2013

Yes, I saw Paloma Faith and Laura Mvula in concert. Review on my popchartfreak blog if anyone’s very keen, but it causes a re-entry in my top 10 for Just Be (fab!).

Meanwhile, the oldest record ever to top my chart (at 53 years) the wonderful Ray Charles drops to 3, just edged out by two new tracks,  the 3rd Swedish Number One of the year for Postiljonen, and at 2 A Fine Frenzy aka American alternative singer-songwriter Alison Sudol, who’s had some European & American success. Meanwhile, in at 6 for Dizzee and Robbie, a great pop track which gladdens my heart, if only to see Radio 1 forced to A list it (Dizzee is the Elvis of British grime, so they have no choice!) despite the now-exorcised Robbie being on it. Ha! Good ol’ Dizzee. That’ll teach them to make a big deal of dumping the over-30’s from the playlist, give or take the odd Guetta Muse or Jay-Z. The policy has been such a huge success that they’ve expunged 1 or 2 million listeners and the average age of the listener hasn’t shifted at all – still 32. The policy-makers should realise age is no barrier to enjoying new music, and also that most 15-year-olds like pop music best of all.

Lecture over! Anouk overtakes Emm as the top eurovision tracks, while the cd versions give boosts to some others lower down my charts. Empire Of The Sun make the Top 10 and sort-of get a span of 10 years of hits (The Sleepy Jackson being an earlier incarnation who topped my chart in 2003), Pet Shop Boys span 28 years and OMD 33 years. Sneaking in at the bottom are 2 new John Fogerty duets of old Creedence Clearwater Revival classics, giving him exactly 44 years in my charts. Aghhh!

1 8 1 4 SUPREME Postiljonen 247500
2 2 2 4 NOW IS THE START A Fine Frenzy 268000
3 1 1 7 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE Ray Charles 403800
4 5 4 4 BIRDS Anouk 190700
5 3 3 4 ONLY TEARDROPS Emmelie de Forest 275000
6 NEW 6 1 GOIN’ CRAZY Dizzee Rascal/ Robbie Williams 55000
7 RE 7 3 JUST BE Paloma Faith 80800
8 11 8 8 ALIVE Empire Of The Sun 188200
9 12 9 6 DRESDEN (SINGLE VERSION) OMD 154800
10 14 10 8 AXIS Pet Shop Boys 180400

11 6 1 9 FINE CHINA Chris Brown 527750
12 4 1 4 WHEN THE LOVE IS GOOD Big Trouble 355000
13 7 1 8 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers 564400
14 10 10 6 DANCE YOUR PAIN AWAY Agnetha Faltskog 141400
15 16 9 5 PURPLE YELLOW RED AND BLUE Portugal. The Man 163000
16 17 16 3 POSTCARD FROM PARIS Glen Campbell 68000
17 20 17 16 I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King 235400
18 9 9 7 LET HER GO Passenger 147400
19 13 13 4 HOME Phillip Phillips 83500
20 25 20 4 BULA BULA QUO! Status Quo 61050

21 15 5 12 IT’S ALRIGHT IT’S OK Primal Scream 403350
22 45 22 2 BLURRED LINES Robin Thicke/ T.I./ Pharrell 32500
23 NEW 23 1 WHEN CAN I SEE YOU AGAIN Owl City 19250
24 29 24 4 LUV BOMB Bowie Jane 71800
25 28 25 4 I FEED YOU MY LOVE Margaret Berger 71850
26 18 18 4 FOR YOU I’m Your Vinyl 65400
27 30 27 3 BEAUTIFUL LIES Novaday 53700
28 23 1 8 SHORLEY WALL Ooberman 536550
29 NEW 29 1 LA LA LA Naughty Boy/ Sam Smith 18200
30 35 30 2 TREASURE Bruno Mars 35500

31 31 2 11 TWENTY EIGHT The Weeknd 721800
32 24 4 9 CITTA VUOTA (IT’S A LONELY TOWN) Mina 347800
33 47 33 3 YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL Lana Del Ray 35200
34 66 34 4 YOU Robin Stjernberg 37400
35 37 35 2 PRIDE LeAnn Mitchell 34800
36 NEW 36 1 LITTLE TALKS Of Monsters And Men 17400
37 40 37 15 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac 161350
38 49 38 3 PANIC CORD Gabrielle Aplin 35100
39 65 39 3 THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE Armin Van Buuren/ Trevor Guthrie 29700
40 NEW 40 1 VOCAL Pet Shop Boys 17000

41 21 18 5 FIGHT YOUR BATTLES WITH ME Grenades Against The Wall 92700
42 26 7 12 WINGS Haerts 309750
43 22 16 5 IT’S NEVER OVER Avan Lava 102500
44 19 17 5 TONGUES Joywave 95050
45 41 1 8 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr 358900
46 50 46 9 BACK SEAT OF MY CAR Paul & Linda McCartney 75850
47 27 27 4 MADE IT ALL The Look 67100
48 48 48 3 COLORS Rivaz 31000
49 44 1 13 WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE Agnetha Faltskog 596350
50 34 34 3 UNSEEN FOOTAGE FROM A FORTHCOMING FUNERAL Nicole Saboune 41900

51 51 10 11 BELIEVE IN ME Bonnie Tyler 183100
52 33 28 3 DARKNESS Du Tonc 47500
53 54 53 4 DEAR DARLIN’ Olly Murs 44050
54 32 32 3 ENVOLE-MOI M. Pokoro/ Tal 46500
55 43 20 6 SAD ANGEL Fleetwood Mac 91200
56 59 56 8 REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND) The Shangri-Las 57500
57 53 1 11 VELVET ELVIS Alex Winston 512150
58 68 58 2 WALKS LIKE RIHANNA The Wanted 16600
59 NEW 59 1 FORTUNATE SON John Fogerty/ Foo Fighters 10100
60 NEW 60 1 ONLY LOVE SURVIVES Ryan Dolan 10000

61 36 36 7 #THATPOWER will.i.am/ Justin Bieber 77400
62 NEW 62 1 HOLD ME Farid Mammadov 7400
63 71 37 6 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW Agnetha Faltskog 61700
64 NEW 64 1 L’ENFER ET MOI Amandine Bourgeois 7100
65 39 39 5 THE PHOENIX Fall Out Boy 49650
66 70 66 3 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH Marvin Gaye/ Tami Terrell 17800
67 67 1 106 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1875150
68 NEW 68 1 CINDERELLA Diana Vickers 6400
69 72 69 2 LIQUID LUNCH Caro Emerald 11800
70 NEW 70 1 WHAT ABOUT NOW Bon Jovi 6000

71 57 28 7 MAGNETISED Johnny Hates Jazz 100350
72 NEW 72 1 WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN John Fogerty/ Bob Seger 5600
73 NEW 73 1 HERE WE GO PeR 5400
74 52 8 7 WALLPAPER Staygold/ Style Of Eye & Pow 201300
75 NEW 75 1 MAYBE I’M AMAZED (LIVE) Paul McCartney & Wings 5000

DROP OUTS (far too early thanks to more new entries!)
38 30 2 ENDORPHINS Sub Focus/ Alex Clare 35200
42 19 6 IT’S OVER Rod Stewart 107900
46 46 5 ALL ALONE fun. 59900
55 55 3 SOOTHE MY SOUL Depeche Mode 32400
56 56 3 WHAT IF Dina Garipova 31800
58 58 5 PLAY HARD David Guetta/ Ne-yo/ Akon 45500
60 60 3 TOMORROW Gianluca 24800
61 10 8 THE CONVERSATION Texas 190600
62 1 15 MIRRORS Justin Timberlake 752150
63 63 2 WASTING MY YOUNG YEARS London Grammar 12600
64 64 4 I WAS A FOOL Tegan & Sara 27700
69 69 2 DUMB Tich 11400
73 73 1 SON OF A PREACHER MAN Dusty Springfield 5400
74 74 1 UNDERDOG Ida 5200
75 75 1 THE SAFETY DANCE Men Without Hats 5000

2nd JUNE 2013

Yes. it’s disco time. Not just Daft Punk, not just discofunk from Chris Brown, and not just retro disco from Agnetha, no..another Uk number one is disco too – Robin Thicke is total Marvin Gaye Got To Give It Up, and Bruno Mars is pure 1978 disco tracks. So it’s official those sexy cool disco rhythms are OK to dance to again. Not that I ever stopped, but those 3million bpm tracks just wear you out when you’re..harrumph…over 40…harrumph… Hooray! In the words of that anthem, I Just Wanna ~$%&ing Dance…

Meanwhile, that Ray Charles oldie just sounds so laid back and warm sunny summer day-ey, and as we’ve had 2 sunny days this year it’s the one for me!

2 Top 5 Eurovision hits (among others lower down) as I start to play the cd. Agnetha gets her 2nd top 10 of the year. Some re-entries from records unfairly lost in the mass invasion of my charts last month, and a new hit from The Voice winner Leanne. I must say I enjoy the battles in that show.

1 3 1 6 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE Ray Charles 318800
2 6 2 3 NOW IS THE START A Fine Frenzy 168000
3 4 3 3 ONLY TEARDROPS Emmelie de Forest 215000
4 1 1 3 WHEN THE LOVE IS GOOD Big Trouble 320000
5 8 5 3 BIRDS Anouk 125700
6 2 1 8 FINE CHINA Chris Brown 490750
7 5 1 7 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers 532400
8 10 8 3 SUPREME Postiljonen 102500
9 47 9 6 LET HER GO Passenger 125400
10 14 10 5 DANCE YOUR PAIN AWAY Agnetha Faltskog 112400

11 12 11 7 ALIVE Empire Of The Sun 140200
12 18 12 5 DRESDEN (SINGLE VERSION) OMD 109800
13 23 13 3 HOME Phillip Phillips 62500
14 19 14 7 AXIS Pet Shop Boys 138400
15 11 5 11 IT’S ALRIGHT IT’S OK Primal Scream 383600
16 9 9 4 PURPLE YELLOW RED AND BLUE Portugal. The Man 136000
17 20 17 2 POSTCARD FROM PARIS Glen Campbell 43000
18 26 18 3 FOR YOU I’m Your Vinyl 46900
19 22 17 4 TONGUES Joywave 81800
20 24 20 15 I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King 212400

21 21 18 4 FIGHT YOUR BATTLES WITH ME Grenades Against The Wall 78700
22 16 16 4 IT’S NEVER OVER Avan Lava 89000
23 15 1 7 SHORLEY WALL Ooberman 518250
24 13 4 8 CITTA VUOTA (IT’S A LONELY TOWN) Mina 330000
25 39 25 3 BULA BULA QUO! Status Quo 41050
26 7 7 11 WINGS Haerts 296000
27 29 27 3 MADE IT ALL The Look 54600
28 36 28 3 I FEED YOU MY LOVE Margaret Berger 53100
29 35 29 3 LUV BOMB Bowie Jane 52800
30 37 30 2 BEAUTIFUL LIES Novaday 35300

31 17 2 10 TWENTY EIGHT The Weeknd 703900
32 33 32 2 ENVOLE-MOI M. Pokoro/ Tal 35500
33 28 28 2 DARKNESS Du Tonc 36000
34 48 34 2 UNSEEN FOOTAGE FROM A FORTHCOMING FUNERAL Nicole Saboune 29900
35 NEW 35 1 TREASURE Bruno Mars 17500
36 49 36 6 #THATPOWER will.i.am/ Justin Bieber 69900
37 NEW 37 1 PRIDE LeAnn Mitchell 17300
38 30 30 2 ENDORPHINS Sub Focus/ Alex Clare 35200
39 RE 39 4 THE PHOENIX Fall Out Boy 42650
40 50 40 14 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac 144050

41 40 1 7 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr 345900
42 25 19 6 IT’S OVER Rod Stewart 107900
43 38 20 5 SAD ANGEL Fleetwood Mac 80400
44 32 1 12 WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE Agnetha Faltskog 584250
45 NEW 45 1 BLURRED LINES Robin Thicke/ T.I./ Pharrell 13000
46 46 46 5 ALL ALONE fun. 59900
47 RE 47 2 YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL Lana Del Ray 17500
48 68 48 2 COLORS Rivaz 18700
49 71 49 2 PANIC CORD Gabrielle Aplin 17900
50 55 50 8 BACK SEAT OF MY CAR Paul & Linda McCartney 63100

51 27 10 10 BELIEVE IN ME Bonnie Tyler 171350
52 34 8 6 WALLPAPER Staygold/ Style Of Eye & Pow 196100
53 41 1 10 VELVET ELVIS Alex Winston 501750
54 54 54 3 DEAR DARLIN’ Olly Murs 32800
55 RE 55 3 SOOTHE MY SOUL Depeche Mode 32400
56 56 56 3 WHAT IF Dina Garipova 31800
57 RE 28 6 MAGNETISED Johnny Hates Jazz 94550
58 59 58 5 PLAY HARD David Guetta/ Ne-yo/ Akon 45500
59 65 59 7 REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND) The Shangri-Las 46900
60 62 60 3 TOMORROW Gianluca 24800

61 31 10 8 THE CONVERSATION Texas 190600
62 52 1 15 MIRRORS Justin Timberlake 752150
63 73 63 2 WASTING MY YOUNG YEARS London Grammar 12600
64 64 64 4 I WAS A FOOL Tegan & Sara 27700
65 72 65 2 THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE Armin Van Buuren/ Trevor Guthrie 12600
66 69 66 3 YOU Robin Stjernberg 19800
67 67 1 105 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1868550
68 NEW 68 1 WALKS LIKE RIHANNA The Wanted 6400
69 74 69 2 DUMB Tich 11400
70 75 70 2 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH Marvin Gaye/ Tami Terrell 11000

71 43 37 5 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW Agnetha Faltskog 54500
72 NEW 72 1 LIQUID LUNCH Caro Emerald 5600
73 NEW 73 1 SON OF A PREACHER MAN Dusty Springfield 5400
74 NEW 74 1 UNDERDOG Ida 5200
75 NEW 75 1 THE SAFETY DANCE Men Without Hats 5000

DROP OUTS
42 17 4 OH SAILOR My Little Jeans 72950
44 44 6 RIP IT UP Orange Juice 75800
45 4 5 HANDS FREE (IF YOU HOLD MY HAND) Sonny J 194250
51 2 6 DRIVE-IN SATURDAY David Bowie 269500
53 6 5 SUMMER RAIN Tiger Love 180250
57 14 5 YOU. ME. BED. NOW Carice Van Houten 95200
58 58 4 SLIP StooShe 40800
60 15 5 HEY LOVE Quadron 99300
61 9 16 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess 353700
63 1 14 ARMY OF TWO Olly Murs 830200
66 7 8 ENTERTAINMENT Phoenix 214000
70 70 3 YOU & ME Disclosure/ Eliza Doolittle 17000

26th May

First off, there are so many good records coming at me from all directions that everything is peaking lower and having shorter chart runs than they deserve, and many still bubbling under…

That said an old flop fave from 1988 rules. Why? I entered it for BJSC, and it’s a nostalgic 80’s synth-heavy poprock belter from Giorgio Moroder, the female lead has a fabulous voice and should have made it, the song is great, and the sax break 2 mins 30 seconds is a spine-tingler. Meanwhile Ray Charles gets his second Top 3 hit with a golden 60’s oldie.

Bit of a world-wide chart this, headed by Denmark’s eurovision winner at 4, and Netherlands at 8, chuck in acts from Germany, France, Sweden, Australia, Italy, Malta, Canada and oodles of others and the UK in particular is having one it’s worst periods ever in my charts. The singles charts says it all, but young pop acts are getting at times close to becoming formula pop or formula dance with hit records written by packs of hired-for-help professional songwriters, or aimed at clubs or the grime scene, and very very “incestuous” with the same groups of artists popping up on each others records. Not saying that’s a bad thing in itself (many classics are made that way), but when it excludes varieties of other interesting current stuff (young and older) it’s not necessarily good in overdose.

Anyway, moan over, and in at 20 is my hero Glen Campbell. In his late 70’s, suffering from alzheimers, and still making great music and playing great guitar on his last tour. Mum & dad bought his album Wichita Lineman for me Christmas 1970 (I was mad on him that year), and I’m now helping them when not at work or on buzzjack, mum also has Glen’s problems, and he’s proven himself to be a hero late in life as well as his golden, awesome 60’s/70’s Jimmy Webb period, his recent 2 albums are wonderful. Check out his cover of Foo Fighters…

1 3 1 2 WHEN THE LOVE IS GOOD Big Trouble 255000
2 1 1 7 FINE CHINA Chris Brown 435750
3 8 3 5 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE Ray Charles 148800
4 4 4 2 ONLY TEARDROPS Emmelie de Forest 130000
5 2 1 6 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers 482400
6 45 6 2 NOW IS THE START A Fine Frenzy 68000
7 13 7 10 WINGS Haerts 277500
8 33 8 2 BIRDS Anouk 65700
9 9 9 3 PURPLE YELLOW RED AND BLUE Portugal. The Man 111000
10 47 10 2 SUPREME Postiljonen 54500

11 5 5 10 IT’S ALRIGHT IT’S OK Primal Scream 356600
12 35 12 6 ALIVE Empire Of The Sun 103200
13 7 4 7 CITTA VUOTA (IT’S A LONELY TOWN) Mina 311000
14 40 14 4 DANCE YOUR PAIN AWAY Agnetha Faltskog 70400
15 11 1 6 SHORLEY WALL Ooberman 499000
16 16 16 3 IT’S NEVER OVER Avan Lava 69500
17 6 2 9 TWENTY EIGHT The Weeknd 686000
18 28 18 4 DRESDEN (SINGLE VERSION) OMD 74800
19 29 19 6 AXIS Pet Shop Boys 109400
20 NEW 20 1 POSTCARD FROM PARIS Glen Campbell 20000

21 18 18 3 FIGHT YOUR BATTLES WITH ME Grenades Against The Wall 58950
22 17 17 3 TONGUES Joywave 60800
23 53 23 2 HOME Phillip Phillips 30500
24 26 24 14 I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King 192400
25 19 19 5 IT’S OVER Rod Stewart 94150
26 68 26 2 FOR YOU I’m Your Vinyl 24900
27 10 10 9 BELIEVE IN ME Bonnie Tyler 159600
28 NEW 28 1 DARKNESS Du Tonc 18300
29 30 29 2 MADE IT ALL The Look 36200
30 NEW 30 1 ENDORPHINS Sub Focus/ Alex Clare 18000

31 12 10 7 THE CONVERSATION Texas 183100
32 15 1 11 WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE Agnetha Faltskog 571000
33 NEW 33 1 ENVOLE-MOI M. Pokoro/ Tal 17700
34 14 8 5 WALLPAPER Staygold/ Style Of Eye & Pow 184600
35 39 35 2 LUV BOMB Bowie Jane 34600
36 36 36 2 I FEED YOU MY LOVE Margaret Berger 34800
37 NEW 37 1 BEAUTIFUL LIES Novaday 17300
38 20 20 4 SAD ANGEL Fleetwood Mac 66900
39 74 39 2 BULA BULA QUO! Status Quo 22300
40 31 1 6 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr 331900

41 22 1 9 VELVET ELVIS Alex Winston 490500
42 27 17 4 OH SAILOR My Little Jeans 72950
43 52 37 4 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW Agnetha Faltskog 48700
44 44 44 6 RIP IT UP Orange Juice 75800
45 23 4 5 HANDS FREE (IF YOU HOLD MY HAND) Sonny J 194250
46 46 46 4 ALL ALONE fun. 47150
47 25 25 5 LET HER GO Passenger 80400
48 NEW 48 1 UNSEEN FOOTAGE FROM A FORTHCOMING FUNERAL Nicole Saboune 12300
49 49 49 5 #THATPOWER will.i.am/ Justin Bieber 52500
50 50 50 13 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac 127050

51 21 2 6 DRIVE-IN SATURDAY David Bowie 269500
52 38 1 14 MIRRORS Justin Timberlake 744750
53 24 6 5 SUMMER RAIN Tiger Love 180250
54 55 54 2 DEAR DARLIN’ Olly Murs 21800
55 57 55 7 BACK SEAT OF MY CAR Paul & Linda McCartney 51100
56 56 56 2 WHAT IF Dina Garipova 21200
57 34 14 5 YOU. ME. BED. NOW Carice Van Houten 95200
58 58 58 4 SLIP StooShe 40800
59 59 59 4 PLAY HARD David Guetta/ Ne-yo/ Akon 35300
60 37 15 5 HEY LOVE Quadron 99300

61 48 9 16 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess 353700
62 62 62 2 TOMORROW Gianluca 14800
63 41 1 14 ARMY OF TWO Olly Murs 830200
64 64 64 3 I WAS A FOOL Tegan & Sara 20600
65 65 65 6 REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND) The Shangri-Las 36800
66 42 7 8 ENTERTAINMENT Phoenix 214000
67 67 1 104 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1861950
68 NEW 68 1 COLORS Rivaz 6400
69 66 66 2 YOU Robin Stjernberg 13000
70 70 70 3 YOU & ME Disclosure/ Eliza Doolittle 17000

71 NEW 71 1 PANIC CORD Gabrielle Aplin 5800
72 NEW 72 1 THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE Armin Van Buuren/ Trevor Guthrie 5600
73 NEW 73 1 WASTING MY YOUNG YEARS London Grammar 5400
74 NEW 74 1 DUMB Tich 5200
75 NEW 75 1 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH Marvin Gaye/ Tami Terrell 5000

DROP OUTS
32 20 7 I NEED YOUR LOVE Calvin Harris/ Ellie Goulding 107100
43 8 4 ONE NIGHT Matthew Koma 115500
51 3 5 A NEW ENGLAND Kirsty Maccoll 199000
54 30 3 I SEE YOU Jutty Ranx 46300
60 60 3 TONIGHT I’M GETTING OVER YOU Carly Rae Jepsen 26200
61 40 5 FEEL THIS MOMENT Pitbull/ Christina Aguilera 56150
63 17 10 READY OR NOT Bridgit Mendler 140150
69 69 2 GRAFFITI ON THE TRAIN Stereophonics 11400
71 71 3 SO GOOD TO ME Chris Malinchak 17400
72 72 1 STARS Mark Owen 5600
73 73 1 DOODLEBOOK Ocean Colour Scene 5400
75 75 1 GENTLEMAN Psy 5000

19th May 2013

Flop 1987 Big Hairdo girlie group Big Trouble re-enter my chart (and no-one else’s, ever, even though it’s a Giorgio Moroder goodie!) ..while the Eurovision winner is 4, faaaab record totally deserved to win. I’m buying the cd for 2013 so there may yet be more…

Talking of, Bonnie gets her first Top 10 for 30 years, and a span of 37 years. I wish voters had been kinder, not least cos I had £50 on her getting into the Top 12 eurovision. Boo Hiss!

The Look. An 80’s band, one-hit wonders from 1980, largely, but here they are with an even more unexpected return than Johnny Hates Jazz, with a Mr Blue Sky-ish chugging goodie. Who woulda thought!

Scraping in is Quo. That’s 40 years of hits, then…!

1 5 1 6 FINE CHINA Chris Brown 320750
2 1 1 5 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers 422400
3 NEW 3 1 WHEN THE LOVE IS GOOD Big Trouble 85000
4 NEW 4 1 ONLY TEARDROPS Emelie de Forest 65000
5 6 5 9 IT’S ALRIGHT IT’S OK Primal Scream 319600
6 4 2 8 TWENTY EIGHT The Weeknd 663000
7 7 4 6 CITTA VUOTA (IT’S A LONELY TOWN) Mina 279000
8 72 8 4 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE Ray Charles 63800
9 19 9 2 PURPLE YELLOW RED AND BLUE Portugal. The Man 66000
10 29 10 8 BELIEVE IN ME Bonnie Tyler 141200

11 3 1 5 SHORLEY WALL Ooberman 472000
12 10 10 6 THE CONVERSATION Texas 165200
13 RE 9 9 WINGS Haerts 227500
14 8 8 4 WALLPAPER Staygold/ Style Of Eye & Pow 167000
15 12 1 10 WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE Agnetha Faltskog 553200
16 22 16 2 IT’S NEVER OVER Avan Lava 44500
17 28 17 2 TONGUES Joywave 41300
18 38 18 2 FIGHT YOUR BATTLES WITH ME Grenades Against The Wall 39200
19 27 19 4 IT’S OVER Rod Stewart 75400
20 33 20 3 SAD ANGEL Fleetwood Mac 49700

21 2 2 5 DRIVE-IN SATURDAY David Bowie 257750
22 13 1 8 VELVET ELVIS Alex Winston 476500
23 11 4 4 HANDS FREE (IF YOU HOLD MY HAND) Sonny J 181250
24 9 6 4 SUMMER RAIN Tiger Love 169000
25 25 25 4 LET HER GO Passenger 67900
26 26 26 13 I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King 173400
27 17 17 3 OH SAILOR My Little Jeans 59200
28 36 28 3 DRESDEN (SINGLE VERSION) OMD 52800
29 34 29 5 AXIS Pet Shop Boys 88400
30 NEW 30 1 MADE IT ALL The Look 18000

31 16 1 5 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr 314900
32 20 20 7 I NEED YOUR LOVE Calvin Harris/ Ellie Goulding 107100
33 NEW 33 1 BIRDS Anouk 17700
34 14 14 4 YOU. ME. BED. NOW Carice Van Houten 84800
35 41 35 5 ALIVE Empire Of The Sun 68200
36 NEW 36 1 I FEED YOU MY LOVE Margaret Berger 17400
37 15 15 4 HEY LOVE Quadron 89300
38 32 1 13 MIRRORS Justin Timberlake 733250
39 NEW 39 1 LUV BOMB Bowie Jane 17100
40 RE 40 3 DANCE YOUR PAIN AWAY Agnetha Faltskog 41400

41 24 1 13 ARMY OF TWO Olly Murs 823000
42 21 7 7 ENTERTAINMENT Phoenix 207200
43 18 8 4 ONE NIGHT Matthew Koma 115500
44 45 44 5 RIP IT UP Orange Juice 62550
45 NEW 45 1 NOW IS THE START A Fine Frenzy 13000
46 53 46 3 ALL ALONE fun. 34400
47 NEW 47 1 SUPREME Postiljonen 12500
48 31 9 15 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess 346200
49 49 49 4 #THATPOWER will.i.am/ Justin Bieber 40400
50 51 50 12 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac 115050

51 23 3 5 A NEW ENGLAND Kirsty Maccoll 199000
52 37 37 3 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW Agnetha Faltskog 35200
53 NEW 53 1 HOME Phillip Phillips 11250
54 30 30 3 I SEE YOU Jutty Ranx 46300
55 NEW 55 1 DEAR DARLIN’ Olly Murs 10800
56 NEW 56 1 WHAT IF Dina Garipova 10600
57 64 57 6 BACK SEAT OF MY CAR Paul & Linda McCartney 40300
58 58 58 3 SLIP StooShe 30600
59 61 59 3 PLAY HARD David Guetta/ Ne-yo/ Akon 25200
60 60 60 3 TONIGHT I’M GETTING OVER YOU Carly Rae Jepson 26200

61 40 40 5 FEEL THIS MOMENT Pitbull/ Christina Aguilera 56150
62 NEW 62 1 TOMORROW Gianluca 7400
63 47 17 10 READY OR NOT Bridgit Mendler 140150
64 68 64 2 I WAS A FOOL Tegan & Sara 13500
65 67 65 5 REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND) The Shangri-Las 29800
66 NEW 66 1 YOU Robin Stjernberg 6800
67 66 1 103 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1855350
68 NEW 68 1 FOR YOU I’m Your Vinyl 6400
69 74 69 2 GRAFFITI ON THE TRAIN Stereophonics 11400
70 75 70 2 YOU & ME Disclosure/ Eliza Doolittle 11000

71 71 71 3 SO GOOD TO ME Chris Malinchak 17400
72 NEW 72 1 STARS Mark Owen 5600
73 NEW 73 1 DOODLEBOOK Ocean Colour Scene 5400
74 NEW 74 1 BULA BULA QUO! Status Quo 5200
75 NEW 75 1 GENTLEMAN Psy 5000

DROP-OUTS
35 35 3 TOGETHER WE’RE BEAUTIFUL Fern Kinney 41600
39 25 3 ATTRACTING FLIES Alunageorge 42450
42 17 10 POMPEII Bastille 164400
43 24 4 ON MY WAY Charlie Brown 61200
44 21 3 PUMPIN BLOOD Nonono 52000
46 4 10 EVERYONE SAYS “HI” Claudia Brucken 290650
48 38 3 HEY PORSCHE Nelly 34900
50 5 8 THANK YOU MKTO 299650
52 13 6 ON TOP OF THE WORLD Imagine Dragons 123250
54 27 4 WHAT A NIGHT The Loveable Rogues 57000
55 5 14 YOU’RE NOT RIGHT FOR ME Emilia Mitiku 447600
56 3 17 SUIT AND TIE Justin Timberlake/ Jay Z 597600
57 57 1 DANCE OUR TEARS AWAY John De Sohn/ Kristin Amparo 10400
59 59 1 ASK YOURSELF Nabiha 10100
62 62 1 THE BIGGER PICTURE Stornaway 7400
63 25 6 LOVE CAME LOOKING FOR ME Thea Gilmore 75350
65 65 1 RISE + FALL Michael Molloy/ Alex Evans 7000
69 69 1 END OF NIGHT Dido 6200
70 70 1 MOZART’S HOUSE Clean Bandit 6000
73 1 121 BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty 2150850

12th May 2013

Second week at the top for Daft Punk and the NERD and Chic men. Meanwhile Bowie peaks at 2 with his 1973 Top tenner and Texas get their first Top 10 in 7 years.

2 Buzzjack contests entries provide a lot of climbers and new entries/debuts, which has had a massive effect on the Top 40, with very few UK Top 40 hits in there – they are mostly lower down the charts. One Eurovision re-entry for Bonnie at 29, there may yet be an influx next week!

1 1 1 4 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers 307400
2 5 2 4 DRIVE-IN SATURDAY David Bowie 238000
3 3 1 4 SHORLEY WALL Ooberman 435000
4 2 2 7 TWENTY EIGHT The Weeknd 608000
5 6 5 5 FINE CHINA Chris Brown 150750
6 9 6 8 IT’S ALRIGHT IT’S OK Primal Scream 259600
7 18 4 5 CITTA VUOTA (IT’S A LONELY TOWN) Mina 229000
8 8 8 3 WALLPAPER Staygold/ Style Of Eye & Pow 138000
9 7 6 3 SUMMER RAIN Tiger Love 150000
10 16 10 5 THE CONVERSATION Texas 130200

11 4 4 3 HANDS FREE (IF YOU HOLD MY HAND) Sonny J 162000
12 15 1 9 WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE Agnetha Faltskog 526200
13 14 1 7 VELVET ELVIS Alex Winston 457000
14 20 14 3 YOU. ME. BED. NOW Carice Van Houten 67200
15 17 15 3 HEY LOVE Quadron 72000
16 11 1 4 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr 297000
17 32 17 2 OH SAILOR My Little Jeans 40800
18 13 8 3 ONE NIGHT Matthew Koma 102000
19 NEW 19 1 PURPLE YELLOW RED AND BLUE Portugal. The Man 21000
20 26 20 6 I NEED YOUR LOVE Calvin Harris/ Ellie Goulding 89300

21 10 7 6 ENTERTAINMENT Phoenix 193450
22 NEW 22 1 IT’S NEVER OVER Avan Lava 19500
23 12 3 4 A NEW ENGLAND Kirsty Maccoll 187250
24 19 1 12 ARMY OF TWO Olly Murs 809000
25 28 25 3 LET HER GO Passenger 49150
26 29 26 12 I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King 154900
27 30 27 3 IT’S OVER Rod Stewart 54400
28 NEW 28 1 TONGUES Joywave 18300
29 54 29 7 BELIEVE IN ME Bonnie Tyler 99200
30 37 30 2 I SEE YOU Jutty Ranx 35300

31 22 9 14 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess 333900
32 23 1 12 MIRRORS Justin Timberlake 716050
33 50 33 2 SAD ANGEL Fleetwood Mac 29700
34 34 34 4 AXIS Pet Shop Boys 70200
35 40 35 3 TOGETHER WE’RE BEAUTIFUL Fern Kinney 41600
36 39 36 2 DRESDEN (SINGLE VERSION) OMD 34500
37 RE 37 2 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW Agnetha Faltskog 23700
38 NEW 38 1 FIGHT YOUR BATTLES WITH ME Grenades Against The Wall 17200
39 25 25 3 ATTRACTING FLIES Alunageorge 42450
40 43 40 4 FEEL THIS MOMENT Pitbull/ Christina Aguilera 48650

41 48 41 4 ALIVE Empire Of The Sun 50700
42 42 17 10 POMPEII Bastille 164400
43 24 24 4 ON MY WAY Charlie Brown 61200
44 21 21 3 PUMPIN BLOOD Nonono 52000
45 45 45 4 RIP IT UP Orange Juice 49300
46 36 4 10 EVERYONE SAYS “HI” Claudia Brucken 290650
47 33 17 9 READY OR NOT Bridgit Mendler 132950
48 38 38 3 HEY PORSCHE Nelly 34900
49 60 49 3 #THATPOWER will.i.am/ Justin Bieber 28300
50 31 5 8 THANK YOU MKTO 299650

51 51 51 11 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac 103050
52 52 13 6 ON TOP OF THE WORLD Imagine Dragons 123250
53 57 53 2 ALL ALONE fun. 21650
54 27 27 4 WHAT A NIGHT The Loveable Rogues 57000
55 44 5 14 YOU’RE NOT RIGHT FOR ME Emilia Mitiku 447600
56 47 3 17 SUIT AND TIE Justin Timberlake/ Jay Z 597600
57 NEW 57 1 DANCE OUR TEARS AWAY John De Sohn/ Kristin Amparo 10400
58 58 58 2 SLIP StooShe 20400
59 NEW 59 1 ASK YOURSELF Nabiha 10100
60 69 60 2 TONIGHT I’M GETTING OVER YOU Carly Rae Jepson 16200

61 67 61 2 PLAY HARD David Guetta/ Ne-yo/ Akon 14100
62 NEW 62 1 THE BIGGER PICTURE Stornaway 7400
63 63 25 6 LOVE CAME LOOKING FOR ME Thea Gilmore 75350
64 68 64 5 BACK SEAT OF MY CAR Paul & Linda McCartney 29900
65 NEW 65 1 RISE + FALL Michael Molloy/ Alex Evans 7000
66 66 1 102 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1848750
67 70 67 4 REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND) The Shangri-Las 22800
68 NEW 68 1 I WAS A FOOL Tegan & Sara 6400
69 NEW 69 1 END OF NIGHT Dido 6200
70 NEW 70 1 MOZART’S HOUSE Clean Bandit 6000

71 71 71 2 SO GOOD TO ME Chris Malinchak 11600
72 74 72 3 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE Ray Charles 15800
73 72 1 121 BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty 2150850
74 NEW 74 1 GRAFFITI ON THE TRAIN Stereophonics 5200
75 NEW 75 1 YOU & ME Disclosure/ Eliza Doolittle 5000

DROP OUTS
35 35 2 SOUND AND VISION (SONJAY PRABHKAR REMIX) David Bowie 34500
41 19 8 BLIND Hurts 133200
46 46 4 NEED U (100%) Duke Dumont/ A*M*E/ MNEK 38950
49 49 2 DANCE YOUR PAIN AWAY Agnetha Faltskog 24100
53 53 3 OVERKILL Motorhead 31850
55 55 2 SOOTHE MY SOUL Depeche Mode 21600
56 39 6 FALLING HAIM 67250
59 10 10 BROKEN GLASS PARK Simple Minds 230100
61 24 4 IT’S TIME Imagine Dragons 43600
62 17 10 ONE WAY OR ANOTHER Blondie 181050
64 64 3 IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW Duran Duran 19300
65 65 1 CAN’T HOLD US Macklemore & Ryan Lewis/ Ray Dalton 7000
73 73 1 SUN Belinda Carlisle 5400
75 75 1 YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL Lana Del Ray 5000

5th May 2013

A massive climb to the top for a new disco hit. Call it urban or dance if you like, or indie, but it’s disco of the Chic variety – that’s brilliant stylee. Check out Nile Rodgers on bass & songwriting credits, then refer back to any Chic or Sister Sledge hits of the 70’s. Daft Punk & Pharrell are chart faves too from more recent years, and it’s their first Number One, but Nile topped with Lost In Music and many other songs/productions (Bowie/Madonna/Duran). Some might say (and I will say) that he was responsible for starting the Rap ball rolling when Chic got sampled heavily for the world’s first massive Rap record, Sugarhill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight, back in 1979. Hooray!

Bowie’s oldie hits 5, a place higher than it’s original 1973 peak, and Chris Brown also shoots up into the Top 10 while alunageorge rockets into the 30. Tw3o more buzzjacks enter the 40, and OMD get a second Top 40 hit of the year. They were youngsters when Fleetwood Mac had their first Number One (Tusk 1979) – and here they are back in 2013 with a new track, giving them a span of well over 44 years of hits with new material in my charts. I was still in Primary School when I charted Albatross…

Belinda Carlisle meanwhile sneaks in to give her 31 years of hits (with the Gogos) or 26 solo, including a number 1 with Circle In The Sand.

1 57 1 3 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams 162400
2 2 2 6 TWENTY EIGHT The Weeknd 543000
3 1 1 3 SHORLEY WALL Ooberman 360000
4 5 4 2 HANDS FREE (IF YOU HOLD MY HAND) Sonny J 125000
5 11 5 3 DRIVE-IN SATURDAY David Bowie 123000
6 25 6 4 FINE CHINA Chris Brown 90750
7 6 6 2 SUMMER RAIN Tiger Love 105000
8 10 8 2 WALLPAPER Staygold/ Style Of Eye & Pow 90000
9 9 9 7 IT’S ALRIGHT IT’S OK Primal Scream 204600
10 7 7 5 ENTERTAINMENT Phoenix 173700

11 4 1 3 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr 272000
12 3 3 3 A NEW ENGLAND Kirsty Maccoll 168000
13 8 8 2 ONE NIGHT Matthew Koma 80000
14 12 1 6 VELVET ELVIS Alex Winston 425000
15 15 1 8 WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE Agnetha Faltskog 501200
16 16 16 4 THE CONVERSATION Texas 88200
17 18 17 2 HEY LOVE Quadron 45000
18 13 4 4 CITTA VUOTA (IT’S A LONELY TOWN) Mina 179000
19 14 1 11 ARMY OF TWO Olly Murs 790000
20 29 20 2 YOU. ME. BED. NOW Carice Van Houten 38200

21 24 21 2 PUMPIN BLOOD Nonono 38750
22 19 9 13 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess 316000
23 20 1 11 MIRRORS Justin Timberlake 698250
24 33 24 3 ON MY WAY Charlie Brown 47700
25 67 25 2 ATTRACTING FLIES Alunageorge 25350
26 28 26 5 I NEED YOUR LOVE Calvin Harris/ Ellie Goulding 69300
27 RE 27 3 WHAT A NIGHT The Loveable Rogues 46000
28 49 28 2 LET HER GO Passenger 30400
29 37 29 11 I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King 136400
30 30 30 2 IT’S OVER Rod Stewart 36000

31 21 5 7 THANK YOU MKTO 287650
32 NEW 32 1 OH SAILOR My Little Jeans 17800
33 26 17 8 READY OR NOT Bridgit Mendler 120450
34 35 34 3 AXIS Pet Shop Boys 52600
35 40 35 2 SOUND AND VISION (SONJAY PRABHKAR REMIX) David Bowie 34500
36 22 4 9 EVERYONE SAYS “HI” Claudia Brucken 277900
37 NEW 37 1 I SEE YOU Jutty Ranx 17300
38 73 38 2 HEY PORSCHE Nelly 22600
39 NEW 39 1 DRESDEN (SINGLE VERSION) OMD 17100
40 64 40 2 TOGETHER WE’RE BEAUTIFUL Fern Kinney 24100

41 34 19 8 BLIND Hurts 133200
42 38 17 9 POMPEII Bastille 150650
43 46 43 3 FEEL THIS MOMENT Pitbull/ Christina Aguilera 31650
44 32 5 13 YOU’RE NOT RIGHT FOR ME Emilia Mitiku 436800
45 47 45 3 RIP IT UP Orange Juice 36300
46 59 46 4 NEED U (100%) Duke Dumont/ A*M*E/ MNEK 38950
47 42 3 16 SUIT AND TIE Justin Timberlake/ Jay Z 587000
48 48 48 3 ALIVE Empire Of The Sun 36700
49 50 49 2 DANCE YOUR PAIN AWAY Agnetha Faltskog 24100
50 NEW 50 1 SAD ANGEL Fleetwood Mac 12000

51 52 51 10 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac 91300
52 23 13 5 ON TOP OF THE WORLD Imagine Dragons 111750
53 56 53 3 OVERKILL Motorhead 31850
54 60 35 6 BELIEVE IN ME Bonnie Tyler 81000
55 55 55 2 SOOTHE MY SOUL Depeche Mode 21600
56 39 39 6 FALLING HAIM 67250
57 NEW 57 1 ALL ALONE fun. 10400
58 NEW 58 1 SLIP StooShe 10200
59 31 10 10 BROKEN GLASS PARK Simple Minds 230100
60 69 60 2 #THATPOWER will.i.am/ Justin Bieber 16200

61 36 24 4 IT’S TIME Imagine Dragons 43600
62 17 17 10 ONE WAY OR ANOTHER Blondie 181050
63 41 25 5 LOVE CAME LOOKING FOR ME Thea Gilmore 68150
64 68 64 3 IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW Duran Duran 19300
65 NEW 65 1 CAN’T HOLD US Macklemore & Ryan Lewis/ Ray Dalton 7000
66 65 1 101 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1841950
67 NEW 67 1 PLAY HARD David Guetta/ Ne-yo/ Akon 6600
68 72 68 4 BACK SEAT OF MY CAR Paul & Linda McCartney 22800
69 NEW 69 1 TONIGHT I’M GETTING OVER YOU Carly Rae Jepson 6200
70 74 70 3 REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND) The Shangri-Las 16200

71 NEW 71 1 SO GOOD TO ME Chris Malinchak 5800
72 71 1 120 BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty 2145450
73 NEW 73 1 SUN Belinda Carlisle 5400
74 75 74 2 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE Ray Charles 10200
75 NEW 75 1 YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL Lana Del Ray 5000

DROP-OUTS
27 27 8 THE PROUD ONE The Four Seasons 137350
43 1 13 BE A BOY Robbie Williams 637250
44 15 6 MOVE Mausi 116550
45 6 13 MERMAID Train 327950
51 40 5 IF I HAD A HEART Andy Burrows 65250
53 28 5 MAGNETISED Johnny Hates Jazz 84150
54 38 5 HOW CAN I TELL YOU Madness 56800
58 17 8 FEEL AGAIN Onerepublic 144600
61 27 8 METROLAND OMD 110900
62 5 13 RUNNING TO THE SEA Royksopp/ Susanne Sundfor 303050
63 36 5 HURT LOVERS Blue 68500
66 66 2 WAITING ALL NIGHT Rudimental/ Ella Fayre 13400
70 70 2 IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY Michael Buble 11200

28th April 2013

So, a 1998 release placed at 1, Ooberman are a Liverpool band plugged at the time by Mark Radcliffe and hardly anyone else, though this track won Record Of The Year in some critcial quarters without ever getting remotely known.
The Weeknd just get beaten out at 2, why this current non-hit is a flop bemuses me, it’s right-up-to-date sounding as is fab, a little haunting, troubling and a great vocal. The late great Kirsty goes higher second time around. Sonny J’s second op 10 hit (Can’t Stop Moving hit 8 in 2007 and 5 in 2008) a catchy quirky brain-worm (I was “hearing” this at the airport for hours yesterday). Tiger Love at 6  is an Empire Of The Sun/Pnau/MGMT-styled great track. Matthew Koma could have been done by fun., and Staygold is the best record never made by the wonderful Moloko (that’s a compliment), and Quadron is the best thing Nelly Furtado hasn’t done for a few years (also a compliment).

Meanwhile Rod Stewart enters the Top 40 with his first self-written stuff for decades, and the first decent stuff he’s done for 12 years. Rule of thumb with Rod: if he didn’t write it, don’t bother, it’ll be dull. There are a few exceptions, but not many. Chris Brown leaps up – I usually start off not liking his stuff on principle, but I don’t let an artist being a whatever stop a good record charting, and it’s probably his best ever.

1 2 1 2 SHORLEY WALL Ooberman 285000
2 3 2 5 TWENTY EIGHT The Weeknd 428000
3 8 3 2 A NEW ENGLAND Kirsty Maccoll 133000
4 1 1 2 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr 235000
5 NEW 5 1 HANDS FREE (IF YOU HOLD MY HAND) Sonny J 60000
6 NEW 6 1 SUMMER RAIN Tiger Love 55000
7 12 7 4 ENTERTAINMENT Phoenix 131700
8 NEW 8 1 ONE NIGHT Matthew Koma 48000
9 9 9 6 IT’S ALRIGHT IT’S OK Primal Scream 159600
10 NEW 10 1 WALLPAPER Staygold/ Style Of Eye & Pow 42000

11 16 11 2 DRIVE-IN SATURDAY David Bowie 63000
12 6 1 5 VELVET ELVIS Alex Winston 396000
13 4 4 3 CITTA VUOTA (IT’S A LONELY TOWN) Mina 157000
14 7 1 10 ARMY OF TWO Olly Murs 769000
15 5 1 7 WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE Agnetha Faltskog 474200
16 20 16 3 THE CONVERSATION Texas 63200
17 18 17 9 ONE WAY OR ANOTHER Blondie 173650
18 NEW 18 1 HEY LOVE Quadron 22000
19 10 9 12 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess 296500
20 14 1 10 MIRRORS Justin Timberlake 679000

21 15 5 6 THANK YOU MKTO 269750
22 11 4 8 EVERYONE SAYS “HI” Claudia Brucken 260500
23 13 13 4 ON TOP OF THE WORLD Imagine Dragons 100250
24 NEW 24 1 PUMPIN BLOOD Nonono 19000
25 58 25 3 FINE CHINA Chris Brown 35750
26 17 17 7 READY OR NOT Bridgit Mendler 102750
27 29 27 8 THE PROUD ONE The Four Seasons 137350
28 39 28 4 I NEED YOUR LOVE Calvin Harris/ Ellie Goulding 50800
29 NEW 29 1 YOU. ME. BED. NOW Carice Van Houten 18200
30 NEW 30 1 IT’S OVER Rod Stewart 18000

31 19 10 9 BROKEN GLASS PARK Simple Minds 220000
32 21 5 12 YOU’RE NOT RIGHT FOR ME Emilia Mitiku 423550
33 54 33 2 ON MY WAY Charlie Brown 28700
34 34 19 7 BLIND Hurts 119200
35 35 35 2 ELECTRIC Pet Shop Boys 35000
36 24 24 3 IT’S TIME Imagine Dragons 36100
37 37 37 10 I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King 118200
38 30 17 8 POMPEII Bastille 136900
39 46 39 5 FALLING HAIM 56650
40 NEW 40 1 SOUND AND VISION (SONJAY PRABHKAR REMIX) David Bowie 17000

41 25 25 4 LOVE CAME LOOKING FOR ME Thea Gilmore 60950
42 33 3 15 SUIT AND TIE Justin Timberlake/ Jay Z 574500
43 23 1 13 BE A BOY Robbie Williams 637250
44 22 15 6 MOVE Mausi 116550
45 31 6 13 MERMAID Train 327950
46 73 46 2 FEEL THIS MOMENT Pitbull/ Christina Aguilera 18150
47 55 47 2 RIP IT UP Orange Juice 23300
48 49 48 2 ALIVE Empire Of The Sun 24400
49 NEW 49 1 LET HER GO Passenger 12100
50 NEW 50 1 DANCE YOUR PAIN AWAY Agnetha Faltskog 12000

51 40 40 5 IF I HAD A HEART Andy Burrows 65250
52 53 52 9 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac 79550
53 28 28 5 MAGNETISED Johnny Hates Jazz 84150
54 38 38 5 HOW CAN I TELL YOU Madness 56800
55 NEW 55 1 SOOTHE MY SOUL Depeche Mode 10800
56 60 56 2 OVERKILL Motorhead 20600
57 65 57 2 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams 17400
58 26 17 8 FEEL AGAIN Onerepublic 144600
59 59 59 3 NEED U (100%) Duke Dumont/ A*M*E/ MNEK 26200
60 RE 35 5 BELIEVE IN ME Bonnie Tyler 70000

61 27 27 8 METROLAND OMD 110900
62 32 5 13 RUNNING TO THE SEA Royksopp/ Susanne Sundfor 303050
63 36 36 5 HURT LOVERS Blue 68500
64 NEW 64 1 TOGETHER WE’RE BEAUTIFUL Fern Kinney 7100
65 64 1 100 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys 1835150
66 67 66 2 WAITING ALL NIGHT Rudimental/ Ella Fayre 13400
67 NEW 67 1 ATTRACTING FLIES Alunageorge 6600
68 71 68 2 IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW Duran Duran 12200
69 NEW 69 1 #THATPOWER will.i.am/ Justin Bieber 6200
70 74 70 2 IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY Michael Buble 11200

71 70 1 119 BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty 2139850
72 72 72 3 BACK SEAT OF MY CAR Paul & Linda McCartney 16400
73 NEW 73 1 HEY PORSCHE Nelly 5400
74 75 74 2 REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND) The Shangri-Las 10200
75 NEW 75 1 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE Ray Charles 5000

DROP-OUTS
41 15 7 SACRILEGE The Yeah Yeah Yeahs 130950
42 18 4 HIGH HOPES Kodaline 76750
43 8 19 FANNY (BE TENDER WITH MY LOVE) The Bee Gees 295900
44 44 3 THE PHOENIX Fall Out Boy 25550
45 3 27 YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW The Beatles 498100
47 16 11 HARD TIMES Daniel Pearson 182350
48 48 2 STILL INTO YOU Paramore 24050
50 50 3 OBLIVION M83/ Susanne Sundfor 24000
51 2 10 MY SONGS KNOW WHAT YOU DID IN THE DARK Fall Out Boy 440450
52 2 12 SKIRTS The Other Tribe 534450
56 1 15 CUT COPY ME Petula Clark 746550
57 57 3 I’LL STAY WITH YOU New Order 23600
61 1 16 STAY Rihanna/Mikky Ekko 1237750
62 62 1 JUST KEEP BREATHING We The Kings 7400
63 1 27 DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD Swedish House Mafia/ John Martin 1081400
66 66 1 DIANE YOUNG Vampire Weekend 6800
68 68 1 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW Agnetha Faltskog 6400
69 1 65 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/Kimbra 1857950

21st April 2013

So, it’s World Record Day release-invasion: Beatles Ringo’s best-ever record (co-written by Beatle George Harrison) beats out my BJSC entry from obscure band Ooberman’s obscure classic 1998 release, all of them from Liverpool. The late Kirsty enters at 8 with her Billy Bragg classic, and highest new new record from perennials Pet Shop Boys, a clip from their new album..

1 NEW 1 1 PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr
2 NEW 2 2 SHORLEY WALL Ooberman
3 2 2 4 TWENTY EIGHT The Weeknd
4 5 4 2 CITTA VUOTA (IT’S A LONELY TOWN) Mina
5 1 1 6 WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE Agnetha Faltskog
6 3 1 4 VELVET ELVIS Alex Winston
7 9 1 9 ARMY OF TWO Olly Murs
8 NEW 8 1 A NEW ENGLAND Kirsty Maccoll
9 18 9 5 IT’S ALRIGHT IT’S OK Primal Scream
10 11 9 11 JUST GIVE ME A REASON Pink/ Nate Ruess

11 4 4 7 “EVERYONE SAYS “”HI”” Claudia Brucken
12 14 12 3 ENTERTAINMENT Phoenix
13 13 13 3 ON TOP OF THE WORLD Imagine Dragons
14 7 1 9 MIRRORS Justin Timberlake
15 6 5 5 THANK YOU MKTO
16 NEW 16 1 DRIVE-IN SATURDAY David Bowie
17 23 17 6 READY OR NOT Bridgit Mendler
18 20 18 8 ONE WAY OR ANOTHER Blondie
19 10 10 8 BROKEN GLASS PARK Simple Minds
20 29 20 2 THE CONVERSATION Texas

21 12 5 11 YOU’RE NOT RIGHT FOR ME Emilia Mitiku
22 15 15 5 MOVE Mausi
23 16 1 12 BE A BOY Robbie Williams
24 39 24 2 IT’S TIME Imagine Dragons
25 34 25 3 LOVE CAME LOOKING FOR ME Thea Gilmore
26 17 17 7 FEEL AGAIN Onerepublic
27 27 27 7 METROLAND OMD
28 28 28 4 MAGNETISED Johnny Hates Jazz
29 30 29 7 THE PROUD ONE The Four Seasons
30 31 17 7 POMPEII Bastille

31 22 6 12 MERMAID Train
32 21 5 12 RUNNING TO THE SEA Royksopp/ Susanne Sundfor
33 32 3 14 SUIT AND TIE Justin Timberlake/ Jay Z
34 19 19 6 BLIND Hurts
35 NEW 35 1 ELECTRIC Pet Shop Boys
36 36 36 4 HURT LOVERS Blue
37 37 37 9 I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King
38 40 38 4 HOW CAN I TELL YOU Madness
39 57 39 3 I NEED YOUR LOVE Calvin Harris/ Ellie Goulding
40 43 40 4 IF I HAD A HEART Andy Burrows

41 25 15 7 SACRILEGE The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
42 24 18 4 HIGH HOPES Kodaline
43 8 8 19 FANNY (BE TENDER WITH MY LOVE) The Bee Gees
44 64 44 3 THE PHOENIX Fall Out Boy
45 33 3 27 YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW The Beatles
46 55 46 4 FALLING HAIM
47 26 16 11 HARD TIMES Daniel Pearson
48 51 48 2 STILL INTO YOU Paramore
49 NEW 49 1 ALIVE Empire Of The Sun
50 68 50 3 OBLIVION M83/ Susanne Sundfor

51 38 2 10 MY SONGS KNOW WHAT YOU DID IN THE DARK Fall Out Boy
52 35 2 12 SKIRTS The Other Tribe
53 54 53 8 I DON’T WANT TO KNOW Fleetwood Mac
54 NEW 54 1 ON MY WAY Charlie Brown
55 NEW 55 1 RIP IT UP Orange Juice
56 41 1 15 CUT COPY ME Petula Clark
57 67 57 3 I’LL STAY WITH YOU New Order
58 66 58 2 FINE CHINA Chris Brown
59 70 59 2 NEED U (100%) Duke Dumont/ A*M*E/ MNEK
60 NEW 60 1 OVERKILL Motorhead

61 42 1 16 STAY Rihanna/Mikky Ekko
62 NEW 62 1 JUST KEEP BREATHING We The Kings
63 53 1 27 DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD Swedish House Mafia/ John Martin
64 63 1 99 GOD ONLY KNOWS The Beach Boys
65 NEW 65 1 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/Pharrell Williams
66 NEW 66 1 DIANE YOUNG Vampire Weekend
67 NEW 67 1 WAITING ALL NIGHT Rudimental/ Ella Fayre
68 NEW 68 1 THE ONE WHO LOVES ME NOW Agnetha Faltskog
69 65 1 65 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/Kimbra
70 69 1 118 BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty

71 NEW 71 1 IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW Duran Duran
72 74 72 2 BACK SEAT OF MY CAR Paul & Linda McCartney
73 NEW 73 1 FEEL THIS MOMENT Pitbull/ Christina Aguilera
74 NEW 74 1 IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY Michael Buble
75 NEW 75 1 REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND) The Shangri-Las

DROP-OUTS
44 44 4 “22”” Taylor Swift
45 32 2 JUST BE Paloma Faith
46 7 10 EXPLOSIONS Ellie Goulding
47 47 5 DAYLIGHT Maroon 5
48 36 3 DOWNTOWN 2013 Petula Clark
49 38 3 TANGLED UP Caro Emerald
50 4 4 A THING CALLED LOVE Johnny Cash
52 2 12 LEARN TO LOVE AGAIN Lawson
56 8 10 SUPER RICH KIDS Frank Ocean
58 58 2 UNCOVER Zara Larsson
59 59 2 BURN Iggy Pop & The Stooges
60 60 6 THE SUN AIN’T GONNA SHINE (ANYMORE) The Four Seasons
61 50 3 BAD MOOD The Vaccines
62 62 3 WHAT ABOUT US The Saturdays/ Sean Paul
71 55 3 TURN Deacon Blue
72 72 1 IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW The Script
73 73 2 I LOVE YOU Woodkid
75 75 1 HOLD ME Tom Odell

2013 Weekly Charts

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gentle waves in Tenerife Dec 2012

18th August 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

14th April 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7th April 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31st March 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

24th March 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17th March 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DROP OUTS

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

10th March 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3rd March 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEB 24th 2013 chart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

phew!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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