The charts at 70

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The charts at 70

Post by tiger76 » Mon Nov 14, 2022 7:54 pm

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the UK charts, so a couple of articles to whet your appetite.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-63574453

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-63490691

Anyone else recall taping the charts on Sunday afternoons long before the internet existed.

The 1st number one I can remember buying was Dreams by Gabrielle in 92/93, and that was from a great local record shop where you could pick up plenty of bargains including many songs still riding high in the standings,

I generally lost interest in the charts in the late 90's, and I could offer little stats on what is big in the streaming age, although what streaming has enabled is for many classic singles and albums to have a renaissance.

Biggest travesty for me has to be Joe Dolce bizarrely keeping Vienna by Ultra Vox off top spot for 3 weeks solid, there's no accounting for the musical taste of the British public is there.

Blur-Oasis battle for number one is the other big battle I recall.

Any else wish to share their chart memories feel free to contribute and add songs or vids if you desire pop pickers. :)
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