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Songs that made the download chart only

Since December 2015 when a download-only chart came into being, 63 songs made the download-only chart which were based purely on paid-for sales therefore not taking into account streaming which distorts the figures. This is a list of song that would have made the national top 40 upto the beginning of March this year.

Artist Title  Year Download Chart position
Mo Unsteady 2017 19
Everly Pregnant Brothers Chip Pan 2016 21
DJ Kenno Will Grigg’s On Fire 2016 22
Friends Of Jo Cox feat MP4, Steve Harley, Ricky Wilson, David Gray & KT Tunstall You Can’t Always Get What You Want 2016 24
The Collapsable Hearts Club feat Jim Bianco & Petra Haden Easy Street 2016 25
Ralph McTell feat The Crisis Choir with guest vocal Annie Lennox Streets Of London 2017 27
Dan & Phil The Internet Is Here 2016 28
Hoseah Partsch Paper Planes 2018 28
Jack Savoretti Catapult 2016 29
Emeli Sandé Breathing Underwater 2016 29
Kamaliya Wild Child 2017 29
Calum Scott Rhythm Inside 2016 30
Kamaliya feat Anne Judith Strokke Wik Legend – Funk-Device Remix) 2017 30
Big Boi feat LunchMoney Lewis All Night 2017 30
Marcus Butler feat Conor Maynard I’m Famous 2016 31
Joe and Jake You’re Not Alone 2016 31
Chase & Status feat George The Poet Spoken Word 2016 31
Anton Powers & Pixie Lott Baby 2017 31
Salvador Sobral Amar Pelos Dois 2017 31
Paloma Faith ‘Til I’m Done 2018 31
London Hospices Choir and Paul Carrack The Living Years 2016 32
David Bowie No Plan 2017 32
Corinne Bailey Rae The Scientist 2017 32
Chris Brown Privacy 2017 32
Michael Bublé Nobody But Me 2016 33
Nick Jonas & Nicki Minaj Bom Bidi Bom 2017 34
George Michael feat Nile Rodgers Fantasy 2017 34
Kamaliya Who’s Gonna Love You Tonight 2017 34
Zedd & Ke$ha True Colors 2016 35
Bon Jovi This House Is Not For Sale 2016 35
Honey G The Honey G Show 2017 35
James Blunt Bartender 2017 35
Miley Cyrus Inspired 2017 35
Panic! At The Disco Bohemian Rhapsody 2016 36
Blanche City Lights 2017 36
Kamaliya Aphrodite 2017 36
Prettymuch feat French Montana No More 2017 36
Crowded House Help Is Coming 2015 37
Walking On Cars Speeding Cars 2016 37
Kaleo Way Down We Go 2016 37
Lethal Bizzle Wobble 2016 37
Kato & Sigala feat Hailee Steinfeld Show You Love 2017 37
LP Lost On You 2017 37
Chris Brown Fine By Me 2015 38
Alicia Keys In Common 2016 38
Mollie King Back To You 2016 38
Kings Of Leon Walls 2016 38
HiFi Sean feat Crystal Waters Testify 2017 38
Catfish & The Bottlemen Soundcheck 2016 39
Sam Smith How Will I Know 2016 39
Professor Green One Eye On The Door 2016 39
Elbow Magnificent (She Says) 2017 39
Just Us Cloudbusting 2017 39
JP. Cooper Passport Home 2017 39
London Grammar Oh Woman Oh Man 2017 39
Matoma & The Vamps Staying Up 2017 39
Led Zeppelin Immigrant Song 2017 39
Stereophonics Caught By The Wind 2017 39
Ziv Zaifman, Hugh Jackman & Michelle Williams A Million Dreams 2018 39
Rick Astley Keep Singing 2016 40
Green Day Bang Bang 2016 40
Rag’n’bone Man Grace 2017 40
Sean Paul feat Migos Body 2017 40

 

 

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Number one albums with a number in the title

Discounting all compilations and artist collectives ie 20 Greatest Hits or 40 Golden Greats etc, there are 45 albums that have topped the UK album chart with a number in the title, here is the list : –

Artist Title Year
Cliff Richard and The Shadows I’m 21 Today 1961
Rolling Stones Rolling Stones Number 2 1965
Scott Walker Scott 2 1968
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin 3 1970
Led Zeppelin Four Symbols (Led Zeppelin 4) 1971
Sky Sky 2 1980
Star Sound Stars On 45 1981
Status Quo 1982 1982
Soul Ii Soul Vol Ii – 1990 A New Decade 1990
George Michael Listen Without Prejudice Volume 1 1990
Carter-The Unstoppable Sex Machine 1992 – The Love Album 1992
Carreras Domingo Pavarotti with Tibor Mehta The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994 1994
Michael Jackson History – Past, Present and Future, Book 1 1995
Ash 1977 1996
Bryan Adams 18 Til I Die 1996
Garbage Version 2.0 1998
Blur 13 1999
S Club 7 7 2000
Usher 8701 2001
Moby 18 2002
Massive Attack 100th Window 2003
D12 D12 World 2004
McFly Room on the 3rd Floor 2004
G4 G4 2005
Adele 19 2008
Paul Weller 22 Dreams 2008
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown 2009
Cheryl Cole 3 Words 2009
Glee Glee – The Music – Season One Volume 1 2010
AC/DC Marvel Studios – Iron Man 2 2010
Adele 21 2011
Beyoncé 4 2011
Muse The 2nd Law 2012
Calvin Harris 18 Months 2012
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience 2013
Black Sabbath 13 2013
The 1975 The 1975 2013
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2 2013
Kasabian 48:13:00 2014
Taylor Swift 1989 2014
Will Young 85% Proof 2015
Faithless Faithless 2.0 2015
Adele 25 2015
Rick Astley 50 2016
Olly Murs 24 Hrs 2016

 

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X albums

Just a random idea this week, ever wondered how many number one albums there have been in the UK with an ‘X’ in the title? No. I’m not surprised, well just in case you’re interested, here are the 26 that have achieved the feat!

Artist Title Year
Freddy Cannon The Explosive! Freddy Cannon 1960
The Who Who’s Next 1971
Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street 1972
Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols 1977
ABC The Lexicon of Love 1982
Prince Lovesexy 1988
Enigma MCMXC A.D. 1990
Mariah Carey Music Box 1993
Morrissey Vauxhall and I 1994
The Bluetones Expecting To Fly 1996
Michael Jackson Blood on the Dance Floor – History in the Mix 1997
Robbie Williams I’ve Been Expecting You 1998
Stereophonics Language. Sex. Violence. Other? 2005
Coldplay X&Y 2005
Justin Timberlake Futuresex/Lovesounds 2006
Robbie Williams Rudebox 2006
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto 2011
The XX Coexist 2006
Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox 2012
David Bowie The Next Day 2013
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience 2013
Michael Jackson Xscape 2014
Ed Sheeran X 2014
Last Shadow Puppets Everything You’ve Come to Expect 2016
PJ Harvey The Hope Six Demolition Project 2016
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French number one that also topped the UK chart

The French singles chart began in October 1955 and up until the end of February this year there had been 822 number ones. Of those 822, exactly 100 have also been UK number ones, but there’s a distinct lack of Beatles, Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley. The only French Beatles and Rolling Stones number ones were Michelle and Angie which both failed to make number one here. There’s only one Elvis track which topped both charts. I think it makes for an interesting list.

Number Artist Title Year Weeks at number one
1 Doris Day Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Será Será) 1957 12
2 Kalin Twins When 1958 18
3 Tornados Telstar 1963 1
4 Elvis Presley (You’re the) Devil in Disguise 1963 1
5 Procol Harum A Whiter Shade of Pale 1967 9
6 Beatles All You Need Is Love 1967 1
7 Mary Hopkin Those Were the Days 1968 5
8 Beatles Hey Jude 1968 4
9 Mungo Jerry In the Summertime 1970 5
10 George Harrison My Sweet Lord 1971 9
11 Abba Waterloo 1974 5
12 Brotherhood of Man Save Your Kisses for Me 1976 5
13 Boney M Rivers of Babylon 1978 4
14 John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John You’re the One That I Want 1978 15
15 Village People Y.M.C.A. 1979 4
16 Bee Gees Tragedy 1979 4
17 The Buggles Video Killed the Radio Star 1979/80 12
18 Pink Floyd Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) 1980 4
19 Barbra Streisand Woman in Love 1980/81 8
20 Culture Club Do You Really Want to Hurt Me 1983 4
21 Michael Jackson Billie Jean 1983 3
22 David Bowie Let’s Dance 1983 1
23 Frankie Goes to Hollywood Relax 1984 9
24 Stevie Wonder I Just Called to Say I Love You 1984 2
25 USA for Africa We Are the World 1985 3
26 Europe The Final Countdown 1986 8
27 Madonna La Isla Bonita 1987 3
28 Los Lobos La Bamba 1987 11
29 Glenn Medeiros Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You 1988 8
30 Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers Swing the Mood 1989 5
31 Elton John Sacrifice 1990 3
32 Enigma Sadeness (Part I) 1991 5
33 Bryan Adams (Everything I Do) I Do It for You 1991 8
34 Michael Jackson Black or White 1992 2
35 George Michael & Elton John Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me 1992 7
36 Snap! Rhythm Is a Dancer 1992 6
37 Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You 1993 8
38 2 Unlimited No Limit 1993 4
39 Freddie Mercury Living on My Own 1993/94 15
40 Michael Jackson You Are Not Alone 1995 2
41 Coolio feat L.V. Gangsta’s Paradise 1995 13
42 Babylon Zoo Spaceman 1996 1
43 Fugees Killing Me Softly 1996 5
44 Spice Girls Wannabe 1996 3
45 Will Smith Men in Black 1997 3
46 Elton John Candle in the Wind 1997 1997 6
47 Céline Dion My Heart Will Go On 1998 6
48 Cher Believe 1999 1
49 Britney Spears …Baby One More Time 1999 2
50 Eiffel 65 Blue (Da Ba Dee) 1999 3
51 Lou Bega Mambo No. 5 1999/2000 20
52 Shaggy feat Rikrok It Wasn’t Me 2001 10
53 Geri Halliwell It’s Raining Men 2001 5
54 Kylie Minogue Can’t Get You Out of My Head 2001 1
55 Las Ketchup The Ketchup Song (Asereje) 2002 11
56 Usher feat Lil Jon and Ludacris Yeah! 2004 1
57 Eric Prydz Call on Me 2005 3
58 Crazy Frog Axel F 2005 14
59 James Blunt You’re Beautiful 2005 8
60 Madonna Hung Up 2005/2006 16
61 Shakira feat Wyclef Jean Hips Don’t Lie 2006 8
62 Gnarls Barkley Crazy 2006 10
63 Leona Lewis Bleeding Love 2008 1
64 Madonna & Justin Timberlake 4 Minutes 2008 5
65 Duffy Mercy 2008 2
66 Estelle & Kanye West American Boy 2008 9
67 Katy Perry I Kissed a Girl 2008 1
68 Lady Gaga Poker Face 2009 7
69 Black Eyed Peas Boom Boom Pow 2009 2
70 David Guetta feat Akon Sexy Bitch/Chick 2009 10
71 Lady Gaga Bad Romance 2010 1
72 Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP We No Speak Americano 2010 1
73 Rihanna Only Girl (In the World) 2010 2
74 Black Eyed Peas The Time (Dirty Bit) 2010 6
75 Jessie J feat B.o.B. Price Tag 2011 1
76 LMFAO feat Lauren Bennett & GoonRock Party Rock Anthem 2011 9
77 Rihanna feat Calvin Harris We Found Love 2011 5
78 Adele Someone Like You 2011 4
79 Gotye feat Kimbra Somebody That I Used to Know 2012 9
80 Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe 2012 11
81 Rihanna Diamonds 2012 3
82 PSY Gangnam Style 2012 6
83 will.i.am feat Britney Spears Scream & Shout 2013 1
84 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat Wanz Thrift Shop 2013 8
85 Daft Punk feat Pharrell Williams Get Lucky 2013 8
86 Robin Thicke feat T.I. & Pharrell Blurred Lines 2013 6
87 Avicii Wake Me Up 2013 2
88 Eminem feat Rihanna The Monster 2013 3
89 Pharrell Williams Happy 2013 22
90 Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz Prayer in C 2014 15
91 Mark Ronson feat Bruno Mars Uptown Funk 2014/2015 11
92 Omi Cheerleader 2015 10
93 One Direction Drag Me Down 2015 1
94 Adele Hello 2015 11
95 Kungs vs. Cookin’ on 3 Burners This Girl 2016 2
96 Drake feat Wizkid and Kyla One Dance 2016 18
97 Ed Sheeran Shape of You 2017 15
98 Luis Fonsi feat Daddy Yankee Despacito 2017 19
99 Ed Sheeran Perfect 2017/2018 6
100 Camila Cabello feat Young Thug Havana 2018 2
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10 highly interesting facts!

Isaac Hayes was the first musical black artist to win an Oscar.

Joe Jackson’s 1983 hit Breaking Us in Two was based on Badfinger’s 1972 hit Day After Day.

The first example of sampling on a UK chart hit was in December 1975 when club DJ Chris Hill used bits of other hits in his track Renta Santa.

Olivia Newton-John’s maternal grandfather, Max Born, won the Nobel Prize in atomic physics.

The brassy intro on Brian & Michael’s Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs is ‘borrowed’ from a classical piece called Punchinello by William Rimmer.

The Crazy Frog was created in 1997 by a Swedish actor and playwright called Erik Wernquist.

Justin Bieber’s middle name is Drew.

The Manic Street Preachers were formed in 1986 and were originally called Betty Blue.

In an attempt to stop Ozzy Osbourne drinking, his wife, Sharon, once confiscated all his clothes. That plan didn’t work as Ozzy just donned one of her dresses before heading out.

In 1991, Janet Jackson signed a contract with Virgin Records which, at, $32 million, was the largest recording contract in history at the time.

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