Thanks for the singles chart info. Also, have you got the singles chart info for Kris Kross, Brandy, Monica, Smashing Pumpkins, L.V., Pearl Jam, Pulp and Busta Rhymes? And also, did L.A.D.'s "Ridin' Low" and Dove Shack's "Summertime in the LBC" chart at the Australian top 100 singles chart? Thank you.
Were "U2" , Hinder and Airbourne at the peaks 51-100 since 89? And the song "Perfect Day" from Various Artists? ----- Was the australian Band "New World" in the charts? They had songs like "Tom Tom Turnaround", "Try To Remember" and they sung the original version from "Living Next Door To Alice". Last edited:
the Venetians Monte Video (and the Cassettes) Captain Cocoa the Allniters Exploding White Mice Chain the Atlantics the Delltones Koo De Tah and any other little-known Australian pub rock bands you remember. Last edited:
Were Firehouse, Monty Python, Jay-Z, Angela Martin, Rap Allstars, Kim Appleby, Razorlight, Cypress Hill, Army Of Lovers, Jesus Jones, Sniff 'n' Tears, Kenny Thomas, Foxy Brown, Snow Patrol, Sunrise Avenue, and "Guns N Roses" in the charts? And was the song "Stairway To Heaven" by Led Zeppelin in the charts? Last edited:
Thanks for the info. Also, some singles chart info for Foo Fighters, Regurgitator, Primal Scream, Supergroove, Gerling, Headless Chickens, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Bush, Beck, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Three The Hard Way, Hoodoo Gurus and Look Twice. That's all.
Stewart, I will not be doing your requests unless they are pre-1988 info or under Top 50, as all the information you need can be found by using the search engine at the top of the site. It can let you look up particular artists bio's, songs or albums. So use that one for your requests, unless they fit into what I stated above.
There's been quite a lot of post 89 requests (for positions over 50) appearing lately on this thread. Perhaps these could be put on to a new thread as they are straying away from the actual subject a bit.
I'd like to know the chart postions for 80's Aussie group "The Reels". As their career went on they ended up doing a lot of unusual cover versions of songs like "This Guys in Love With You" & "Bad Moon Rising".
Just one question regarding it though was the position for their finally charting track "Forever Now" an ARIA or AMR position?. Because it comes right in the middle of that awkward change period when the ARIA charts first started.
The Flying Pickets Patea Maori Club Visage M (For example the song "Pop Muzik") Hot Butter Rainbirds Steve Perry Space Foster & Allen Go-Go's Ready For The World Deniece Williams Time Bandits Den Harrow Jody Watley Pepsi & Shirlie Ferry Aid The Mockers Bob Welch Last edited:
The Teen Commandments (with Paul Anka & Johnny Nash)
The Ballad of Widder Jones
If You Don't Know, I Ain't Gonna Tell You
If You Want me to
Just Like Eddie
The Beating of My Heart / Questions I Can't Answer
The Lonely Surfer
** There is a DVD coming in April 2011 called Telstar, which is about the 60's producer who made the song Telstar, but also had the artist Heinz on his record label, and his story features quite a bit in the film. Last edited:
I never realized "What a Wonderful World" charted back in 1968. I know it was recorded way back then, but I never thought it actually made the charts. I had it charting in 1988 when it was used in the movie Good Morning Vietnam. I'm wondering if 20 years between chart appearances is some sort of record?. It would have to be fairly close I'd think.
A lot of those songs re-charted with remixes or newer versions so I'm not sure if you can really count them - debatable I guess. Also quite a few Elvis songs have had second lives. I seem to recall that The Beatles "Let it Be" also briefly re-charted recently with the Itunes releases?.
It looks like "Unchained Melody" is probably the oldest re-entry. Last edited:
Apologies bulion, didn't realise it was quite that many lol. I'm really only after "Love and Marriage" and "That's Life" if I could please. Can I also grab Frankie Laine's "High Noon", Nat King Cole's "Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer" and Perry Como's "Delaware". Thanks heaps.
Track Listing (and positons I know) Disk 1 1. Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen #1 2. Good Vibrations - Beach Boys 3. Listen to the Music - Doobie Brothers 4. I'm a Believer - The Monkees 5. Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding 6. Help Is On Its Way - Little River Band #1 7. What's Love Got to Do with It? - Tina Turner #1 8. Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield 9. When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge 10. Guitar Man - Bread 11. Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers 12. Without You - Nilsson 13. Reckless - Australian Crawl #1 14. Africa - Toto 15. American Pie - Don Mclean 16. I Say a Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin 17. Higher and Higher - Jimmy Barnes 18. I Feel the Earth Move - Carole King 19. You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
Speaking of the 50's and 60's, can I please have the *chart runs* for "A Pub with No Beer" by Slim Dusty, "Little Boy Lost" by Johnny Ashcroft (which I read somewhere was a #1 hit, not #3, what happened?), "I've Been Everywhere" by Lucky Starr and "Bombora" by the Atlantics? That would be really interesting as they were all early Australian hits.
Also you wrote that "You" by Marcia Hines was a #2 hit, I read somewhere that it was #1. What happened there?
How did Queen's 1985-86 single "One Vision" chart in Australia? I've seen it listed as #10 and as #34. I think it was here on this forum that i saw the #34 position which is more reliable than the unsourced #10, but i was just wondering which one is correct as there's quite a difference of 24 positions
Also what was the peak position for "A Kind Of Magic" (1986) #25 or #6 as with the case above i've seen on the web both chart positions listed as the peak position Last edited:
To get an Album released in Australia,I'd have to have one released here first.Our Industry is DEAD,so that isn't gonna happen.While waiting,I'll still piddle about with the charts.But my first question for the Internet is still unanswered-WHERE do I go to get a week by week listing of the top ten,LPs or singles?And I mean 1956 to 1979,the time since then more or less covered by Billboard or the Internet.Anybody know?
LP charts in Australia go back as far as January 1965, and you'd have to get David Kent's two books to find out LP info, but even then you can't see what the Top 10's were, only how well the LP's charted. So that's as close as we can get at the moment.
Can I please have the chart data for the Dingoes and the Johnny's and complete chart runs for the following songs:
Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life Dragon - April Sun In Cuba Cold Chisel - Khe Sanh Australian Crawl - Errol Mondo Rock - Come Said The Boy Mental As Anything - Live It Up Jimmy Barnes - I'd Die to Be with You Tonight
Where do we request post-1989 album chart positions? Here, or in the pre-1989 albums thread? I'm not sure, so I'll just ask here; did Shades of Purple by M2M chart here? I know The Big Room charted at #98. Thanks!
Again,Bulion has an answer.When I compile these charts,it's listed as The Bulion charts.Thanks as always.(For the record,an LP and DVD of my Cameraman Keith clips got into Buckingham Palace,so SOMEBODY'S listening.har har)Thought I'd return the favor for all you've done.These are some of the widely different positions,as listed in Billboard.#8-Aretha Franklin-Rockabye your baby.#7-The Rascals-I ain't gonna eat out my heart anymore.#3-The Monkees-I wanna be free.#1-The Beatles-Cry for a shadow(How COOL is THAT?)
Hi All, Wondering if someone can help me. I have bought the ARIA book which is great and gives me some great info, but I am still looking for chart positions over recent years.
I mean from positions 51-100. I am working on a list of fave songs that did not crack the top 50. Such as Chasing cars and With every heartbeat. However am having issues finding somewhere that lists their positions outside the top 50.
Could I have the complete chart runs for one of the following songs, please?
*Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" *Captain & Tennille's "Do That To Me One More Time" *Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" *Cliff Richard & The Young One's "Living Doll" *Split Enz's "I Got You" *Big Audio Dynamite's "E=MC2"
Can I please have the chart run for Cold Chisel's Forever Now? Thanks.
13/03/2011 17:22 that is an interesting post. You could also now mention Great Southern Land (1982 and 2011)and the other Icehouse song(s), Khe Sanh (1978 and 2011) and the other Cold Chisel songs, and a Tracy Chapman song that charted earlier in the year (Fast Car?).
Keith Urban: (#50-100 only) 24-Feb-03*HP-79*WI-01 - Raining on Sunday 13-Sep-04*HP-56*WI-09 - Days Go By 13-Jun-05*HP-54*WI-10 - Making Memories of Us 26-May-08*HP-66*WI-02 - In God's Hands - (Nelly Furtado feat Keith Urban) 24-Nov-08*HP-96*WI-01 - Sweet Thing 01-Jun-09*HP-87*WI-04 - Kiss a Girl 01-Nov-10*HP-82*WI-02 - Long Hot Summer 05-Sep-11*HP-72*WI-01 - Tonight I Wanna Cry
Hi and thx in advance. I'm after singles by recently deceased Darryl Cotton post-Zoot. His groups included: Darryl and Beeb, Frieze, Friends, Cotton Lloyd & Christian, Darryl Cotton Band, Darryl Cotton & the Charts, Darryl Cotton & the Divers, Burns Cotton & Morris, and Cotton Keays & Morris.
G'day bulion, could you please provide me with the following chart stats...
**Barry Winslow **Spike Jones (and His City Slickers) **Peter Posa **Nervous Norvus **The Fable Singers (I have seen some of their singles listed as by "Various Artists" for some reason, such as the 'St. Kilda Football Club Song' re-released in 1997, could you tell my why this is?)
Thanks guys, I was just wondering because "The Fable Singers" were a studio group on the Fable label in the early 70s who released all the VFL (now AFL)'s club theme songs on singles. I find it strange that NONE of them charted upon initial release in the 70s (when Up There Cazaly got to no1 in the late 70s). But I was mainly wondering why, when searching in the ARIA box above, that the St. Kilda Football Club Song is listed as by "Various Artists" and not by it's correct artist "The Fable Singers". Maybe I'm just being a tad pedantic
Hi bulion, just wondering if you were still planning to post the KMR top 100 chart stats from 1950-1969 as you have done with 1970-1989 here in the forum? Then we could all look up our own stats and save you a lot of time in this thread
Thanks in advance. It's good to see that George Benson was no ghost on the Australian charts. But now I've got another artist by the name of Patrice Rushen. Do you have anything for her? I would love to know thanks.
Just wondering if someone can help with this question. I believe 'She Loves You' was the biggest-selling Beatles single in Australia until 'Hey Jude', yet it only managed to peak at No.3 during its long chart run of over a year (55 weeks).
Which songs kept it at No.3, and was it during the log-jam of Beatles hits in early '64, or songs by other artists earlier in '63 ?
Initially "She Loves You" reached No.6 in late October of 1963, spending five weeks within the Top 10. It then started to fall down the charts, but by early January 1964 "I Want to Hold Your Hand" had claimed the No.1 spot, and then "I Saw Her Standing There"/"Love Me Do" entered the charts in late January and climbed to the top in mid-February.
"She Loves You" re-entered the Top 20 in the second week of January 1964, the Top 10 in the third week, and by Feb 22nd it had climbed to No.3, where it would stay for the next seven (until April 4th) straight weeks behind I Want to Hold and I Saw Her, who were No.1 for the first 13 weeks of 1964 (6 of 7 for I Want to Hold Your Hand and 7 weeks for I Saw Her Standing There). On 28th March, 1964 their version of "Roll Over Beethoven" reached No.2 and on the 4th of April it was at No.1 for two weeks and the week of April 11th, 1964 The Beatles held the Top 6 spots on the Australian charts:
Titles - The Beatles
Roll Over Beethoven/Hold Me Tight - The Beatles
All My Loving (EP) - The Beatles
I Saw Her Standing There / Love Me Do - The Beatles
Does anyone know if the listing of B-sides (which were not officially double-A sides) on the charts was actually done frequently at the time, eg. for the Beatles hits listed above, or is it more of a retrospective thing ?
ie. were 'Hold Me Tight' and 'I'll Get You' etc. really regarded as popular enough in their own right to be listed (and getting radio airplay) along with their better-known A-sides...?
I suppose it's possible because the Australian compilation 'Beatles Greatest Hits Vol.1' is essentially their early A sides, some of the B sides listed above, and the EP lead tracks. Mystery of the ages is how 'Anna' got onto Vol.2.
Many of the originals charts from the 1960's listed separate charting placings for The Beatles B-Sides, although they didn't chart that high. So when the National charts (pre-1974) were compiled at a later date (as they weren't done at the time), it was easier for David Kent to organize the charts with the B-Sides listed alongside the A's, although not every station charted both sides, but a majority did so.
It mostly happened in 1964 though, as that was when the Beatles explosion happened, and by the end of the year they were having double A-Sides listed on the charts anyway. Last edited:
Do you have the chart runs for: Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (original run pre '92) Don't Stop Me Now - Queen Mama Mia - Abba Dancing Queen - Abba In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers (original run pre '90) America The Beautiful, Burning Love, That's Alright, and Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley.
Do you have the full chart runs for the following -
Up Where We Belong - Cocker & Warnes (AMR / Aria) Heaven Is A Place On Earth & I Get Weak - Belinda Carlisle (Aria) You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC (AMR / Aria) Driving Wheels - Jimmy Barnes (Aria) Should've Known Better - Richard Marx (Aria) Man Of Colours - Icehouse (Aria I Should Be So Lucky - Kylie Minogue (Aria) Love In The First Degree - Bananarama (Aria) Always On My Mind - Petshop Boys (Aria)
Anyone have the chart runs for the following. Please. Thanks.
Bat Out Of Hell - Meatloaf Gloria - Laura Branigan Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club I See Red - Split Enz Where Do Broken Hearts Go - Whitney Houston Boys Will Be Boys - Choirboys Devil Inside - INXS Stuck On Earth - Alf Heatseeker - AC/DC Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again - Angels Don't Tell Me The Time - Martha Davis Hungry Eyes - Eric Carmen
Hi bulion, I just need the peak positions for the following singles: Go Now - Moody Blues Hippy Hippy Shake - Swinging Blue Jeans Hippy Hippy Shake - Chan Romero Love Potion No.9 - The Clovers Tobacco Road - John D. Loudermilk
Happy New Year everybody! Got a query on the song "Love Hurts". I understand that the Nazareth version made No. 8 on the Aust charts (am I right?) And was the Jim Capaldi version listed WITH that on the charts as it was in the state surveys. If not, could you tell me where that peaked at? Also, where did Roy Orbison's version peak at, and did any other versions of the song ever chart? Phew!!!
Cher also sang a version in 1991, but that didn't chart.
Nazareth released their version first, which as you know is very rock-heavy, whereas Jim Caladi's version was more mainstream. When Kim's version came out, some stations who didn't play MOR (Jim) style opted to play Nazareth instead, which is why you might see it listed back-to-back on state charts from early 1976. AMR/Kent charts split it up though, so that is why you have to separate chart peaks here.
Great explanation, much appreciated. Love Hurts is certainly a versatile song. So many people have covered it in many different styles, yet they often still manage to make it their own. Having said that, the original by the Everly Brothers is hard to beat, yet that was only an album track! Last edited:
Ain't No Pleasing You - Chris & Dave Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Boys Town Gang Rock The Casbah - Clash US Forces - Midnight Oil I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor Back To The Wall - Divinyls Shy Boy - Bananarama Father Figure - George Michael Check It Out - John Cougar Mellencamp Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Greetings. Just need the chart peaks for the following: Big Time Operator - The Id (Feat. Jeff St. John) Midnight Bus - Betty McQuade Diddy Wah Diddy - Running Jumping Standing Still
Also, what are the peak positions of all the versions of Everlasting Love over the years? And -- a question without notice that I just thought of -- what song has charted by the most number of different artists in Aussie chart history? Cheers Last edited:
Hi there, You gave me eight chart results for 'Everlasting Love' -- that's amazing! I would have guessed six maximum. Is that the most prolific charting record, in terms of different artists, in Australian history? If not, what is? I certainly can't think of a song that could have had 9 different hit versions. Very curious about this. Cheers
PS: Just happened to scroll up the list and saw the stuff on the Beatles and 'She Loves You' -- bloody fascinating. Keep up the superb work, all of you.
Hello, as having traded a few Countdown Episodes, I am really into the Australia Charts, especially the Music of 1984 is great. So I'd like to ask if anyone could post the Chart runs (all positions) for these songs: Laura Branigan - The Lucky One Shakin' Stevens - A Love worth waiting for Peabo Bryson - If ever you're in my arms again Madonna - Borderline
Excellent savagegrant -- wow, I didn't know that the original version by BJR even charted in Australia. The Somebody's Image verison is the best of them all IMO, I find the Deep Purple one a bit ponderous, though that made it to #4 in the US. Thanks again. Last edited:
Hi - where could I go to find weekly AMR Top 100s from 1979 & 1980?
For example: (From savagegrant's blogspot): Top 100 singles week ending 7 Jan 1980 would have 'Video Killed The Radio Star' at #1 and new entries from Dalton Brothers, Kenny Loggins & John Stewart (not necessarily at their respective peaks of 85, 85 & 97). But where were all 100 songs placed that week in the full chart?
Plus would like to see a few of the weeks either side as well.
Thanks for that link, tinascousin. It *almost* has what I was looking for. It had complete weeklies from 1974 to 1979 (last one 3 Sept '79) and it also has charts for the first half of '83. Very cool, except for the gap from Sept '79 to Dec '82. Is Badgerdarkness still active?
Imagine - John Lennon Pass The Dutchie - Musical Youth Truly - Lionel Richie Zoom - Fat Larry's Band Hey Little Girl - Icehouse The Clapping Song - Belle Stars All Touch - Rough Trade Heartbreaker - Dionne Warwick Bridge To Your Heart - Wax
When I look at the table of 1984 "weeks in top 50", is it possible that there is a mistake within? When looking at the Aria Scans from Grant, there are several Songs that have a run of one week less than in the table. For example "Wouldn't it be good" or "99 Luftballons" or the best example is "to ne or Not to be": 14 weeks in Top 100 and 14 weeks in Top-50? Maybe a double scored week in April or May?
Sorry for my english, I hope you understand what I question? It's not so important but it's just a thing I thought about.