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Continuation of last week

Last week I listed the top five songs to spend the same number of weeks on the chart as the position they reached. Here’s numbers six to 10.

Artist Title Year
Number Six
Ames Brothers The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane 1955
Four Aces Feat Al Alberts Stranger In Paradise 1955
Gary Numan She’s Got Claws 1981
Shakin’ Stevens Shirley 1982
John Lennon Nobody Told Me 1984
U2 The Unforgettable Fire 1985
Iron Maiden Infinite Dreams (Live) 1989
Soul Ii Soul A Dreams A Dream 1990
Vic Reeves And The Roman Numerals Born Free 1991
Altern 8 With Guest Vocal P.P. Arnold Evapor 8 1992
Madonna Fever 1993
Manchester United 1995 Squad Feat Stryker We’re Gonna Do It Again 1995
Queen A Winter’s Tale 1995
Everything But The Girl Walking Wounded 1996
Ocean Colour Scene The Circle 1996
Michelle Gayle Do You Know 1997
Ricky Martin (Un, Dos, Tres) Maria 1997
Monica The First Night 1998
R.E.M. Daysleeper 1998
Hi-Gate Pitchin’ (In Every Direction) 2000
Frankie Goes To Hollywood The Power Of Love (Re-Mix) 2000
Iron Maiden Wildest Dreams 2003
Blazin’ Squad Here 4 One 2004
The Lovefreekz Shine 2005
Liberty X A Night To Remember 2005
Ronan Keating & Kate Rusby All Over Again 2006
T-Pain & Wiz Khalifa Feat Lily Allen 5 O’clock 2011
DJ Fresh Feat Dizzee Rascal The Power 2012
Gabz Lighters (The One) 2013
Nicole Scherzinger Your Love 2014
Ten Walls Walking With Elephants 2014
Parra For Cuva Feat Anna Naklab Wicked Games 2014
Number Seven
Frankie Laine High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) 1952
Nat King Cole Mother Nature And Father Time 1953
Rod Stewart Farewell : Bring It On Home To Me/You Send Me (Medley) 1974
Slade Thanks For The Memory (Wham Bam Thank You Mam) 1975
Pete Wingfield Eighteen With A Bullet 1975
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Delilah 1975
Showaddywaddy Heartbeat 1975
Status Quo Rain 1976
Elton John Pinball Wizard 1976
Abba Lay All Your Love On Me 1981
Altered Images Don’t Talk To Me About Love 1983
The Police Wrapped Around Your Finger 1983
Gary Glitter Another Rock And Roll Christmas 1984
Arcadia Election Day 1985
Culture Club Move Away 1986
Duran Duran Notorious 1986
The Stranglers All Day And All Of The Night 1988
Queen Breakthru’ 1989
Jesus Jones International Bright Young Thing 1991
Rick Astley Cry For Help 1991
Simpsons Feat Bart And Homer Deep, Deep Trouble 1991
Shakespears Sister I Don’t Care 1992
Cliff Richard I Still Believe In You 1992
Suede Animal Nitrate 1993
Pet Shop Boys Can You Forgive Her? 1993
Cappella Move On Baby 1994
Elton John And Rupaul Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 1994
Bon Jovi Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night 1995
Beatles Baby It’s You 1995
Nightcrawlers Feat John Reid Surrender Your Love 1995
D:Ream Shoot Me With Your Love 1995
Outhere Brothers La La La Hey Hey 1995
Wet Wet Wet Somewhere Somehow 1995
East 17 Do U Still? 1996
Ken Doh I Need A Lover Tonight 1996
Reel 2 Real Jazz It Up 1996
Alanis Morissette Head Over Feet 1996
Manic Street Preachers Australia 1996
Apollo Four Forty Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Dub 1997
Damage Love Guaranteed 1997
Cast Free Me 1997
Republica Drop Dead Gorgeous 1997
AZ Yet Feat Peter Cetera Hard To Say I’m Sorry 1997
Seahorses Blinded By The Sun 1997
DJ Quicksilver Free 1997
Simply Red Say You Love Me 1998
Sparkle Feat R.Kelly Be Careful 1998
Alda Real Good Time 1998
Cassius Cassius 99 1999
TQ Bye Bye Baby 1999
Another Level Feat TQ Summertime 1999
Tom Jones And The Cardigans Burning Down The House 1999
Damage Ghetto Romance 2000
All Saints All Hooked Up 2001
Oxide And Neutrino Up Middle Finger 2001
Paffendorf Be Cool 2002
Mis-Teeq Roll On / This Is How We Do It 2002
Paul Weller It’s Written In The Stars 2002
LL Cool J Luv U Better 2002
Melanie C Here It Comes Again 2003
Bhangra Knights Vs Husan Husan 2003
Kosheen All In My Head 2003
VS Love You Like Mad 2004
Wolfman Feat Peter Doherty For Lovers 2004
Embrace Gravity 2004
Lucie Silvas What You’re Made Of 2004
DJ Sammy Why 2005
Editors Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors 2007
James Morrison You Make It Real 2008
Charlie Brown On My Way 2013
Matrix & Futurebound Feat Max Marshall Control 2014
Foxes Let Go For Tonight 2014
Tchami Feat Kaleem Taylor Promesses 2015
Number Eight
Doris Day And Frankie Laine Sugar Bush 1952
Johnny Brandon With The Phantoms Tomorrow 1955
Sammy Davis Love Me Or Leave Me 1955
Donovan Mellow Yellow 1967
Rolling Stones We Love You/Dandelion 1967
Dave Clark Five Everybody Get Together 1970
Status Quo Break The Rules 1974
Glitter Band Let’s Get Together Again 1974
Glitter Band The Tears I Cried 1975
Carl Malcolm Fattie Bum-Bum 1975
Maxine Nightingale Right Back Where We Started From 1975
Mud Show Me You’re A Woman 1975
Piero Umiliani Mah-Na, Mah-Na 1977
Dr. Hook Better Love Next Time 1980
Pretenders Talk Of The Town 1980
Barry Manilow I Wanna Do It With You 1982
Echo And The Bunnymen The Cutter 1983
Modern Romance High Life 1983
Cliff Richard & The London Philharmonic Orchestra True Love Ways 1983
Kajagoogoo Big Apple 1983
Big Country Wonderland 1984
Eurythmics Here Comes The Rain Again 1984
A-Ha Train Of Thought 1986
Human League Human 1986
Al Jarreau Moonlighting Theme 1987
Pogues And The Dubliners The Irish Rover 1987
Beautiful South You Keep It All In 1989
Dannii Minogue Love And Kisses 1991
Blur There’s No Other Way 1991
Seal Killer 1991
Annie Lennox Walking On Broken Glass 1992
Ambassadors Of Funk Feat M.C. Mario Supermarioland 1992
Maxx No More (I Can’t Stand It) 1994
Celine Dion Only One Road 1995
Mcalmont And Butler Yes 1995
Louise Light Of My Life 1995
Pet Shop Boys Se A Vida E (That’s The Way Life Is) 1996
Moby James Bond Theme (Moby’s Re-Version) 1997
David Morales Presents The Face Needin’ U 1998
Eagle-Eye Cherry Falling In Love Again 1998
Nu Generation In Your Arms (Rescue Me) 2000
Puff Daddy Feat R. Kelly Satisfy You 2000
Backstreet Boys The One 2000
Christina Aguilera Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You) 2000
Chemical Brothers Star Guitar 2002
Platinum 45 Feat More Fire Crew Oi! 2002
Ian Van Dahl Reason 2002
Bowling For Soup Girl All The Bad Guys Want 2002
Mariah Carey Through The Rain 2002
Layo & Bushwacka! Love Story (Vs Finally) 2003
Shania Twain Ka-Ching! 2003
Muse Time Is Running Out 2003
Lostprophets Feat Billy Martin & Benji Madden Last Train Home 2004
Beastie Boys Ch-Check It Out 2004
Pirates Feat Enya, Shola Ama, Naila Boss & Ishani You Should Really Know 2004
Baby Shambles Killamangiro 2004
Robbie Williams Misunderstood 2004
The Game Dreams 2005
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Catch You 2007
Groove Armada Song 4 Mutya 2007
Westlife Us Against The World 2008
Sugababes About A Girl 2009
Naughty Boy Presents Wiley Feat Emeli Sande Never Be Your Woman 2010
Number Nine
Winifed Atwell Rachmaninoff’s 18th Variation On A Theme By Paganini 1954
Frankie Laine There Must Be A Reason 1954
Frankie Vaughan And The Kaye Sisters Come Softly To Me 1959
Floyd Robinson Makin’ Love 1959
Marty Wilde Rubber Ball 1961
Craig Douglas A Hundred Pounds Of Clay 1961
Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers One Way Love 1964
Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues 1965
Sandie Shaw Tomorrow 1966
Lulu Me, The Peaceful Heart 1968
The Who Join Together 1972
Johnny Nash There Are More Questions Than Answers 1972
Harold Melvin And The Bluenotes If You Don’t Know Me By Now 1973
Partridge Family Starring David Cassidy Looking Thru The Eyes Of Love 1973
George Mccrae I Can’t Leave You Alone 1974
Stylistics Let’s Put It All Together 1974
Duane Eddy And The Rebelettes Play Me Like You Play Your Guitar 1975
Three Degrees Take Good Care Of Yourself 1975
Judge Dread Je T’aime (Moi Non Plus) 1975
Hello New York Groove 1975
Sheer Elegance Life Is Too Short Girl 1976
One Hundred Ton And A Feather It Only Takes A Minute 1976
Bryan Ferry This Is Tomorrow 1977
Electric Light Orchestra Rockaria! 1977
Carpenters Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognized Anthem Of World Contact Day) 1977
Sweet Love Is Like Oxygen 1978
Bob Marley And The Wailers Is This Love 1978
Sham 69 If The Kids Are United 1978
Dr. Feelgood Milk And Alcohol 1979
Beat Hands Off … She’s Mine 1980
Black Slate Amigo 1980
Haircut One Hundred Fantastic Day 1982
Phil Everly And Cliff Richard She Means Nothing To Me 1983
Big Country Chance 1983
Spandau Ballet I’ll Fly For You 1984
Depeche Mode Master And Servant 1984
Trans-X Living On Video 1985
Simple Minds All The Things She Said 1986
Robert Palmer I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On 1986
T’Pau Valentine 1988
Debbie Gibson Foolish Beat 1988
Charlatans The Only One I Know 1990
Technotronic Feat Ya Kid K Rockin’ Over The Beat 1990
Robert Palmer Mercy Mercy Me/I Want You (Medley) 1991
Martika Love…Thy Will Be Done 1991
Michael Jackson Will You Be There 1993
Haddaway Rock My Heart 1994
Ultimate Kaos Some Girls 1994
England United (How Does It Feel To Be) On Top Of The World (The Official Song Of The 1998
Honeyz Love Of A Lifetime 1999
Ricky Martin Feat Meja Private Emotion 2000
DJ Otzi Do Wah Diddy 2001
Alizee Moi…Lolita 2002
Nickelback Too Bad 2002
Missy Elliott Feat Ludacris Gossip Folks 2003
Delta Goodrem Innocent Eyes 2003
Ja Rule Reigns / Clap Back 2003
Delta Goodrem Out Of The Blue 2004
Usher Caught Up 2005
Sunblock Feat Robin Beck First Time 2006
Maximo Park Our Velocity 2007
Glee Halo / Walking On Sunshine (Medley) 2010
Vamps Feat Shawn Mendes Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart) 2014
Number Ten
Bernard Cribbins Right, Said Fred 1962
Duane Eddy Ballad Of Paladin 1962
Billy Fury It’s Only Make Believe 1964
Nashville Teens Google Eye 1964
Marianne Faithfull Summer Nights 1965
Shadows Don’t Make My Baby Blue 1965
Len Barry Like A Baby 1966
Dusty Springfield Goin’ Back 1966
Manfred Mann Just Like A Woman 1966
Blue Mink Good Morning Freedom 1970
Leeds United Leeds United 1972
Alice Cooper No More Mr. Nice Guy 1973
Lou Reed Walk On The Wild Side 1973
Love Unlimited Love’s Theme 1974
Queen Seven Seas Of Rhye 1974
Pearls Guilty 1974
10cc The Wall Street Shuffle 1974
Cozy Powell Na Na Na 1974
Elton John Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds 1974
George Baker Selection Paloma Blanca 1975
Drifters Can I Take You Home Little Girl 1975
Paul Davidson Midnight Rider 1975
Lou Rawls You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine 1976
Boz Scaggs What Can I Say 1977
Rubettes Baby I Know 1977
John Miles Slow Down 1977
Andy Gibb An Everlasting Love 1978
Three Degrees The Runner 1979
Martha And The Muffins Echo Beach 1980
Bobby Thurston Check Out The Groove 1980
Stevie Wonder I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It 1980
Spandau Ballet Muscle Bound/Glow 1981
Dioanne Warwick All The Love In The World 1982
Fun Boy Three Tunnel Of Love 1983
Phil Fearon Everybody’s Laughing 1984
Janet Jackson When I Think Of You 1986
Roger Whittaker The Skye Boat Song 1986
Was Not Was Walk The Dinosaur 1987
Jellybean Who Found Who 1987
Tanita Tikaram Good Tradition 1988
Bomb The Bass Say A Little Prayer 1988
Donna Allen Joy And Pain 1989
Sonia Listen To Your Heart 1989
Michael Bolton How Can We Be Lovers 1990
MC Tunes The Only Rhyme That Bites 1990
808 State Cubik/Olympic 1990
Pretenders I’ll Stand By You 1994
Celine Dion Falling Into You 1996
Shania Twain You’re Still The One 1998
Glamma Kid Why 1999
Mariah Carey Thank God I Found You 2000
Kaci I Think I Love You 2002
50 Cent Just A Lil Bit 2005
Coldplay Talk 2005
Micky Modelle Dancing In The Dark 2006
Booty Luv Shine 2007
Rebecca Ferguson Nothing’s Real But Love 2011
Mcfly Love Is Easy 2012
Sub Focus Turn Back Time 2013
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Top five hits that spent the same number of weeks on chart as the position they peaked at

Here is a list of the top five hits to spend the same number of weeks on the singles chart as the position they reached. There is no number one hit that spent one week on the chart, the nearest was the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir with A Bridge Over You when it spent two weeks on the chart in 2016, but here’s a list of the rest of the top five.

Artist Title Year
Number Two
Shut Up and Dance Ft Peter Bouncer Raving I’m Raving 1992
Soundtrack Of The Wizard Of Oz & The Munchkins Ding-Dong the Witch Is Dead 2013
Number Three
Doves There Goes the Fear 2002
Iron Maiden Different World 2007
Cliff Richard Thank You for A Lifetime 2008
Bandaged Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth (Medley) 2008
Matt Terry When Christmas Comes Around 2016
Number Four
The Orb Toxygene 1997
Depeche Mode Barrel of A Gun 1997
Stereophonics Madame Helga 2003
Radiohead There There 2003
One World Project Grief Never Grows Old 2005
U2 All Because Of You 2005
U2 Window in The Skies 2007
Conor Maynard Vegas Girl 2012
Number Five
Nirvana Heart-Shaped Box 1993
Prince Controversy 1993
Ash Goldfinger 1996
Paul Weller Peacock Suit 1996
B.B.E. Flash 1997
Depeche Mode It’s No Good 1997
Blur On Your Own 1997
Ocean Colour Scene Travellers Tune 1997
Placebo You Don’t Care About Us 1998
Suede Electricity 1999
Scooch More Than I Needed To Know 2000
Des Mitchell (Welcome) To The Dance 2000
Radiohead Pyramid Song 2001
Ainslie Henderson Keep Me A Secret 2003
Louise Pandora’s Kiss 2003
Cliff Richard Santa’s List 2003
Idols Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 2003
Stereophonics Moviestar 2004
R.E.M. Leaving New York 2004
Merrion, McCall & Kensit I Got You Babe / Soda Pop 2004
Crazy Frog Jingle Bells / U Can’t Touch This 2005
Liz Mcclarnon Woman In Love / I Get The Sweetest Feeling 2006
Stooshe Love Me 2007
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Charting EPs

The EP or extended play was first introduced in the UK in around 1952. They were generally the same size as the 7″ single and usually contained three or four tracks rather than the standard two (A and B side).

The idea was to promote a couple more tracks that could fit onto a normal single but not as many as an album, or LP (long player). They were also slightly more expensive than a single, but cheaper than an album and remember, not too many people could afford to buy many LPs back in the fifties and sixties. Some were played at 33⅓rpm, the same speed as a standard album.

A total of 342 EPs charted in the UK between 1956 and 2010. Their heyday was the summer of 1976 till the end of 1998. During that period 297 EPs charted whereas only 32 charted between 2000 and 2010. In the download era, there is no such thing as an EP.

Only four EPs have made number one, the first was The Roussos Phenomenon in 1976, the second was the Special AKA EP with Too Much Too Young being the lead track, third was Erasure’s Abba-esque EP in 1994 with four Abba tracks led by Lay All Your Love On Me and the last one was George Michael & Queen with the Five Live EP in 1993 showcasing Somebody To Love.

There have been 16 Various Artists EPs and three acts have had four charting EPs each who are Elvis Presley, Cocteau Twins and Everything But The Girl. The two EPs with the longest stay on the chart are Toyah’s Four from Toyah (1981) and the Happy Mondays’ Madchester Rave On (1989) which both spent 14 weeks on the chart.

During the 1960s, Record Retailer magazine (which became Music Week) began a compiling a top 10 EP chart which was increased to a top 15 the following week and then a top 20 the week after that. During that chart’s tenure, no EP was allowed into the singles chart, but after the EP chart ceased in December 1967, any EP that sold enough copies were allowed into the singles chart.

Here is a list of the first 20 EPs to make the UK chart before and after the EP chart.

Artist EP Title Lead Track Year Position
Louis Armstrong And His All Stars Take It Satch Tiger Rag 1956 29
Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Session Railroad Bill 1956 20
Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock Jailhouse Rock 1958 18
Anthony Newley Idle On Parade I’ve Waited So Long 1959 13
Cliff Richard And The Shadows Expresso Bongo Love 1960 14
Elvis Presley Strictly Elvis Old Shep 1960 26
Elvis Presley Follow That Dream Follow That Dream 1962 34
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour Magical Mystery Tour 1967 2
Simon And Garfunkel Mrs. Robinson Mrs Robinson 1969 9
Early Music Consort Henry Viii Suite Fanfare, Passomezo Du Roy, Gaillarde D’escosse 1971 49
Demis Roussos The Roussos Phenomenon Forever And Ever 1976 1
Bryan Ferry Extended Play The Price Of Love 1976 7
Eddie And The Hot Rods Live At the Marquee 96 Tears 1976 43
Be-Bop Deluxe Hot Valves Maid In Heaven 1976 36
The Stylistics You’ll Never Get to Heaven You’ll Never Get To Heaven 1976 24
Jethro Tull Ring Out Solstice Bells Ring Out Solstice Bells 1976 28
Graham Parker And The Rumour The Pink Parker Hold Back The Night 1977 24
Barclay James Harvest Live Rock ‘N Roll Star 1977 49
Judge Dread 5th Anniversary Jamaica Jerk (Off) 1977 31
Detroit Spinners Could It Be I’m Falling in Love Could It Be I’m Falling In Love 1977 32
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Most weeks on chart for a re-entry

More now than ever before will a song enter the singles chart and then drop oout after a week or two and then come back in and spend much longer on the chart. Here is a list of the songs that spent 30 or more weeks on the chart but not on its initial chart entry.  The ‘weeks’ column is just the number of weeks for that chart run, not its overall tenure.

Artist Title Year Weeks Chart run
Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling 2009 65 2nd
George Ezra Budapest 2014 52 3rd
Jason Mraz I’m Yours 2009 50 2nd
Snow Patrol Chasing Cars 2007 48 2nd
LMFAO Sexy and I Know It 2011 46 2nd
Ed Sheeran Photograph 2015 46 3rd
Adele Set Fire To The Rain 2011 45 2nd
James Bay Hold Back The River 2015 45 2nd
Journey Don’t Stop Believin’ 2009 41 7th
Omi Cheerleader 2015 40 3rd
Grandmaster and Melle Mel White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It) 1984 38 2nd
Alicia Keys Empire State of Mind (Part II) 2010 38 2nd
Kings of Leon Sex on Fire 2009 38 2nd
Lady Gaga and Beyonce Telephone 2010 35 2nd
Adele Make You Feel My Love 2010 33 2nd
Katy Perry Feat Juicy J Dark Horse 2014 33 3rd
David Guetta Feat Sia Titanium 2012 32 2nd
Avicii Hey Brother 2013 31 2nd
Azealia Banks Feat Lazy Jay 212 2012 30 2nd
Jim Reeves He’ll Have to Go 1960 30 2nd
Rihanna Disturbia 2008 30 2nd
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