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Top 10 albums with number titles

Following last week’s list of number one albums that contain only numbers (no words) in the title, further research reveals that there are 21 further top 10 albums  with only numbers, here’s the list.

Artist Title Year Position
Beach Boys 20/20 1969 3
Foreigner 4 1981 5
George Benson 20/20 1985 9
Depeche Mode 101 1989 5
Wet Wet Wet 10 1997 2
Dr. Dre 2001 1999 4
Prince 3121 2006 9
Damien Rice 9 2006 4
Bryan Adams 11 2008 6
Bars & Melody 143 2015 4
Fifth Harmony Jul-27 2016 6
Engelbert Humperdinck 50 2017 5
Jay-Z 04:44 2017 3
Sting & Shaggy 44/876 2018 9
David Guetta 7 2018 9
Bon Jovi 2020 2020 5
Russell Watson 20 2020 10
Daniel  O’Donnell 60 2021 4
JLS 2 2021 4
Slash Feat Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators 4 2022 5
Lil Durk 7220 2022 6

Number one albums with number titles

Since the UK album chart’s inception in 1956, there have been 16 chart toppers where the title is just a number (no words), here is the list.

Artist Title Year
1 Status Quo 1982 1982
2 Ash 1977 1996
3 Blur 13 1999
4 S Club 7 7 2000
5 The Beatles 1 2000
6 Moby 18 2002
7 Adele 19 2008
8 Adele 21 2011
9 Beyoncé 4 2011
10 Black Sabbath 13 2013
11 Kasabian 48:13:00 2014
12 Taylor Swift 1989 2014
13 Adele 25 2015
14 Rick Astley 50 2016
15 Adele 30 2021
16 Central Cee 23 2022

Most weeks at number one in Belgium

For the next installment on the theme of songs that have spent 10 or more weeks at number one in a particular country, this week it’s Belgium and there are 23 of them.

Artist Title Year Weeks
Tones & I Dance Monkey 2019 17
Fixkes Kvraagetaan 2007 16
Ava Max Sweet but Psycho 2019 15
Ed Sheeran Shape of You 2017 14
Ed Sheeran / Beyonce / Andrea Bocelli Perfect 2017/18 14
The Weeknd Blinding Lights 2020 14
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa One Kiss 2018 13
Las Ketchup The Ketchup Song (Asereje) 2002 12
Crazy Frog Axel F 2005 12
Gotye feat Kimbra Somebody That I Used to Know 2011 12
Luis Fonsi feat Daddy Yankee Despacito 2017 12
Bryan Adams (Everything I Do) I Do It for You 1991 11
Amy Macdonald This Is the Life 2008 11
Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop the Feeling 2016 11
Lil Nas X Old Town Road 2019 11
Adele Easy On Me 2021/22 11
Andrea Bocelli Con te partirò 1996 10
Aqua Barbie Girl 1997/98 10
Steps Last thing on my mind 1998 10
Ruslana Wild Dances 2004 10
Hozier Take Me To Church 2014 10
Marco Borsato, Armin van Buuren & Davina Michelle Hoe het danst 2019 10
Master KG feat Burna Boy & Nomcebo Zikode Jerusalema (Re-mix) 2020 10

Song that were turned down

Songs are often being written with someone in mind to sing them, then they are offered to that artist and occasionally they turn them down. Here is a list of 30 well known track that did not excite the person they were written for.

SongWritten forBiggest UK hit version
Don't Forbid MeElvis PresleyPat Boone
We Will Make LoveFrankie VaughanRuss Hamilton
Stupid CupidShepherd SistersConnie Francis
The Wonder Of YouPerry ComoElvis Presley
Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel)Everly BrothersRoy Orbison
Save The Last Dance For MeJimmy ClantonDrifters
Halfway To ParadiseBen E. KingBilly Fury
The Loco-MotionDee Dee SharpLittle Eva / Kylie Minogue
How Do You Do It?Adam FaithGerry & The Pacemakers
DowntownDriftersPetula Clark
I'm AliveWayne FontanaHollies
I've Gotta Get A Message To YouPercy SledgeBee Gees
I Want You BackGladys Knight & The PipsJackson 5
Bridge Over Troubled WaterAretha FranklinSimon & Garfunkel
I'd Love You To Want MeHolliesLobo
Gotta See JaneMarvin GayeR. Dean Taylor
How Deep Is Your LoveYvonne EllimanBee Gees
If I Can't Have YouAbbaYvonne Elliman
Some GirlsBlondieRacey
Feels Like I'm In LoveElvis PresleyKelly Marie
PhysicalTina TurnerOlivia Newton-John
Don't You (Forget About Me)Roxy MusicSimple Minds
Pleasure PrinciplePrinceJanet Jackson
Love Changes (Everything)Rod StewartClimie Fisher
I'll Be Loving You (Forever)Smokey RobinsonNew Kids On The Block
I Don't Want To Miss A ThingCeline DionAerosmith
I'm A Slave 4 UJanet JacksonBritney Spears
Rock Your BodyMichael JacksonJustin Timberlake
Since U Been GoneP!nkKelly Clarkson
Sexed UpNatalie ImbrugliaRobbie Willams
HaloLeona LewisBeyonce
We Found LoveNicole ScherzingerRihanna feat Calvin Harris
R.I.P.RihannaRita Ora feat Tinie Tempah
All About That BassBeyonceMeghan Trainor
Cheap ThrillsRihannaSia