• But he just kept right on posting old charts from 1996

    From Chris Brown@21:1/5 to All on Sun Jul 4 04:49:51 2021
    For obvious reasons a lot of talk about 1996 lately so I’m cashing in with the chart from exactly a quarter century ago. As well as the obvious football references, there are also two songs charting twice in different versions and two different songs
    with very similar titles. Even two different acts with potentially confusing names.

    Playlists are here. Do not attempt to imitate the dangerous behaviour in the Bluetones video.
    https://open.spotify.com/user/nowthats/playlist/1oy9we0m7hJtej0gCAkqJK?si=5mo9eJIUQkWmz_95S9xdNw&dl_branch=1
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdiUvgvgpgNqiEke7dJ_ECadIGJaFaFFk

    Chart dated 13th July 1996

    1 (2) The Fugees - Killing Me Softly
    2 (NE) Underworld - Born Slippy NUXX
    3 (1) Baddiel Skinner Lightning Seeds - Three Lions
    4 (3) Peter Andre ft Bubbler Ranx - Mysterious Girl
    5 (5) Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me (Love Theme From "Up Close & Personal")
    6 (NE) Belinda Carlisle - In Too Deep
    7 (NE) Toni Braxton - You're Makin' Me High
    8 (NE) Todd Terry ft Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown - Keep On Jumpin'
    9 (8) Livin' Joy - Don't Stop Movin'
    10 (NE) Sleeper - Nice Guy Eddie
    11 (4) Kula Shaker - Tattva
    12 (7) Reel 2 Real - Jazz It Up
    13 (10) Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby
    14 (NE) The Saw Doctors - To Win Just Once
    15 (9) Alison Limerick - Where Love Lives {1996 mix}
    16 (15) Tony Rich Project - Nobody Knows
    17 (12) Everything But The Girl - Wrong
    18 (NE) Super Furry Animals - Something 4 The Weekend
    19 (6) Ash - Oh Yeah
    20 (16) Ocean Colour Scene - The Day We Caught The Train
    21 (27) Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen - Theme From Mission: Impossible
    22 (NE) Def Leppard - Work It Out
    23 (23) Space - Female Of The Species
    24 (17) Simply Red - We're In This Together
    25 (NE) Shampoo - Girl Power
    26 (20) JX - There's Nothing I Won't Do
    27 (18) Maxi Priest ft Shaggy - That Girl
    28 (13) Bon Jovi - Hey God
    29 (11) Black Grape, Joe Strummer & Keith Allen - England's Irie
    30 (19) Pianoman - Blurred
    31 (24) The Divine Comedy - Something For The Weekend
    32 (21) Bizarre Inc - Surprise
    33 (NE) The Cranberries - Free To Decide
    34 (NE) A Tribe Called Quest - 1nce Again
    35 (30) Gina G - Ooh Aah… Just A Little Bit
    36 (22) Let Loose - Make It With You
    37 (29) Louise - Naked
    38 (25) Quentin & Ash - Tell Him
    39 (14) Electronic - Forbidden City
    40 (NE) Jann Arden - Insensitive

    41 (NE) Latin Thing - Latin Thing
    42 (NE) Morcheeba - Tape Loop
    43 (NE) Dog Eat Dog - Isms
    44 (34) George Michael - Fastlove
    45 (35) Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack
    46 (52) Los Del Mar - Macarena
    47 (33) Robert Miles - Fable
    48 (NE) Nikita Warren - I Need You
    49 (38) Lighthouse Family - Ocean Drive
    50 (39) Gabrielle - Forget About The World
    51 (26) Queen - Let Me Live
    52 (NE) Eagles - Love Will Keep Us Alive
    53 (36) R Kelly - Thank God It's Friday
    54 (NE) D.O.P. - Groovy Beat
    55 (37) Longpigs - She Said
    56 (28) Green Day - Brain Stew/Jaded
    57 (31) Zee - Dreamtime
    58 (32) Poltergeist - Vicious Circles
    59 (40) Love Tribe - Stand Up
    60 (NE) Origin Unknown - Valley Of The Shadows
    61 (NE) Livin' In This World/ Lifesaver
    62 (45) Suggs with Louchie Lou & Michie One - Cecilia
    63 (42) Crowded House - Instinct
    64 (49) Backstreet Boys - Get Down (You're The One For Me)
    65 (56) Bryan Adams - The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You
    66 (57) Tina Turner - On Silent Wings
    67 (61) 1996 Man Utd FA Cup Squad - Move Move Move (The Red Tribe)
    68 (NE) dEUS - Theme From Turnpike
    69 (NE) Csilla - Man In The Moon
    70 (55) Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's
    71 (47) Rod Stewart and Scotland Euro 96 Squad - Purple Heather
    72 (67) Dodgy - In A Room
    73 (68) The Prodigy - Firestarter
    74 (RE) Los Del Rio - Macarena
    75 (43) Upside Down - Never Found A Love Like This Before
    76 (72) Mark Snow - The X Files
    77 (41) Smooth - Undercover Lover
    78 (90) Everything But The Girl - Walking Wounded
    79 (54) Scarlet - Bad Girl
    80 (RE) 3T - 24/7
    81 (75) Michael Jackson - They Don't Care About Us
    82 (NE) Steve Earle & The V-Roys - Johnny Too Bad
    83 (NE) The Frank & Walters - Indian Ocean
    84 (50) Code Red - I Gave You Everything
    85 (80) Gloria Estefan - Reach
    86 (77) Lisa Marie Experience - Keep On Jumpin'
    87 (87) Oasis - Whatever
    88 (RE) Sting - You Still Touch Me
    89 (RE) Black Grape - Fat Neck
    90 (82) The Bluetones - Cut Some Rug/ Castle Rock
    91 (NE) Trancesetters - The Search
    92 (44) Mrs Wood ft Eve Gallagher - Heartbreak
    93 (64) Empiron - Narcotic Influence
    94 (NE) Naked Music NYC Presents Motivation - I'll Take You To Love
    95 (86) Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
    96 (RE) 2Pac ft Dr Dre - California Love
    97 (85) Ash - Goldfinger
    98 (NE) Kamasutra feat Stefan Frank - Storm In My Soul
    99 (NE) Luciano Meets Jungle Brothers - Who Could It Be?
    100 (89) King Crimson - Schizoid Man
    [21st Century Schizoid Man (edit); (original version); (live 1969); (live 1972); (live 1974)]

    Chris

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  • From James Heaton@21:1/5 to All on Sun Jul 4 21:16:08 2021
    "Chris Brown" <extreme_rice@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:cdbba1f6-61e8-49e4-97fb-86814c076a57n@googlegroups.com...
    For obvious reasons a lot of talk about 1996 lately so I’m cashing in with the chart from exactly a quarter century ago. As well as the obvious
    football references, there are also two songs charting twice in different versions and two different songs with very similar titles. Even two
    different acts with potentially confusing names.

    Playlists are here. Do not attempt to imitate the dangerous behaviour in
    the Bluetones video. https://open.spotify.com/user/nowthats/playlist/1oy9we0m7hJtej0gCAkqJK?si=5mo9eJIUQkWmz_95S9xdNw&dl_branch=1
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdiUvgvgpgNqiEke7dJ_ECadIGJaFaFFk

    Chart dated 13th July 1996

    2 (NE) Underworld - Born Slippy NUXX

    Still am amazing sounding track. Associated with my limited number of
    clubbing days, and of course that film.

    3 (1) Baddiel Skinner Lightning Seeds - Three Lions

    Well the euros were over by now in 96.

    9 (8) Livin' Joy - Don't Stop Movin'

    Both their big hits seemed to be good club night closers to fill your dancefloor

    23 (23) Space - Female Of The Species

    Anyone buy the album? Not one for arachnophobes...

    25 (NE) Shampoo - Girl Power

    Screechy and aggressive, the ladette culture personified. Catchy though.

    31 (24) The Divine Comedy - Something For The Weekend

    Lyrically very clever.

    45 (35) Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack

    I seriously disliked this at the time, and 25yrs hasn't changed my thoughts.

    47 (33) Robert Miles - Fable

    Reminds me of something... oh yes his previous hit.

    James

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  • From Mark Goodge@21:1/5 to extreme_rice@yahoo.com on Fri Jul 9 21:19:00 2021
    On Sun, 4 Jul 2021 04:49:51 -0700 (PDT), Chris Brown
    <extreme_rice@yahoo.com> wrote:

    For obvious reasons a lot of talk about 1996 lately so Im cashing in with >the chart from exactly a quarter century ago. As well as the obvious football >references, there are also two songs charting twice in different versions and >two different songs with very similar titles. Even two different acts with >potentially confusing names.

    Playlists are here. Do not attempt to imitate the dangerous behaviour in the Bluetones video.
    https://open.spotify.com/user/nowthats/playlist/1oy9we0m7hJtej0gCAkqJK?si=5mo9eJIUQkWmz_95S9xdNw&dl_branch=1
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdiUvgvgpgNqiEke7dJ_ECadIGJaFaFFk

    Chart dated 13th July 1996

    A lot of good stuff in here. This was a few months after I'd started a
    new job, so for the first time in a while I was regularly listening to
    the radio in the car on the way to and from work. So I remember most of
    these, if only vaguely in some cases.

    I've seen one act in this chart play live, one act play live as part of
    another act, and one member of one act live in a non-musical context.

    1 (2) The Fugees - Killing Me Softly

    Very big at the time. Not really my scene, but I can see why it was so
    popular.

    2 (NE) Underworld - Born Slippy NUXX

    Huge at the time, and one of my favourites at the time. Like a lot of
    people, I first encountered it as part of the soundtrack to one of the
    decade's classic movies. Which reminds me, I still haven't got round to watching T2.

    3 (1) Baddiel Skinner Lightning Seeds - Three Lions

    Still the best football song ever written. And, despite the various
    updates in the years since, still the best version. Although maybe, just
    maybe, we'll need a new version by the end of Sunday evening. All those
    years of hurt have never stopped me dreaming.

    4 (3) Peter Andre ft Bubbler Ranx - Mysterious Girl

    Meh.

    5 (5) Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me (Love Theme From "Up Close & Personal")

    Bland.

    6 (NE) Belinda Carlisle - In Too Deep

    Moderately OK. I sort of liked this at the time.

    7 (NE) Toni Braxton - You're Makin' Me High

    Not particularly memorable.

    8 (NE) Todd Terry ft Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown - Keep On Jumpin'

    Nor is this.

    9 (8) Livin' Joy - Don't Stop Movin'

    Or this.

    10 (NE) Sleeper - Nice Guy Eddie

    I quite liked this at the time.

    20 (16) Ocean Colour Scene - The Day We Caught The Train

    Good song. Bit Beatlesish. Recently on the Absolute Radio iPod.

    21 (27) Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen - Theme From Mission: Impossible

    Good reworking of a classic theme tune. The movie was good enough.

    23 (23) Space - Female Of The Species

    Slightly odd song. I suspect that most people remember it from the
    perfume advert.

    35 (30) Gina G - Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit

    Classic of the era. It may not be fashionable to admit it, but I
    actually quite like this.

    45 (35) Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack

    Would have been better if he'd stayed away, to be honest.

    46 (52) Los Del Mar - Macarena

    It's mildly bizarre that there were not only two versions of the same
    novelty song in the chart, but by two acts with very similar names.

    47 (33) Robert Miles - Fable

    Probably the third best known song from the album, this is, nonetheless,
    a good song. But it does work better in the context of the album than as
    a single. Speaking of the album, it was, and still is, one of my
    all-time favourites.

    49 (38) Lighthouse Family - Ocean Drive

    Classic of the era.

    70 (55) Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's

    As is this.

    71 (47) Rod Stewart and Scotland Euro 96 Squad - Purple Heather

    Not as successful as Three Lions, either in the charts, on the pitch or
    in terms of a musical legacy.

    73 (68) The Prodigy - Firestarter

    All time classic.

    74 (RE) Los Del Rio - Macarena

    It's mildly bizarre that there were not only two versions of the same
    novelty song in the chart, but by two acts with very similar names.

    I've got a strange sense of deja vu.

    76 (72) Mark Snow - The X Files

    It's not unusual for theme tunes to chart, but this isn't really a
    typical chart version of a theme tune. Although I suspect that the
    single was selling at least partly on the basis of the B-side remixes,
    which are more dance-orientated.

    87 (87) Oasis - Whatever

    Noel Gallagher does seem to have a penchant for "borrowing" other
    people's songs. After "Shakermaker", which ripped off "I'd Like to Teach
    the World to Sing", this was later found to have lifted a key motif from
    "How Sweet to be an Idiot" by Neil Innes.

    95 (86) Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger

    And this, of course, is just an entire song of John Lennon tropes.

    The funny thing is, he still seems to be at it:

    https://twitter.com/MarkGoodge/status/1402692751997743107

    Mark

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  • From vidcapper@21:1/5 to Mark Goodge on Sat Jul 10 22:57:18 2021
    On Friday, 9 July 2021 at 21:19:07 UTC+1, Mark Goodge wrote:
    On Sun, 4 Jul 2021 04:49:51 -0700 (PDT), Chris Brown
    <extrem...@yahoo.com> wrote:

    Chart dated 13th July 1996

    1 (2) The Fugees - Killing Me Softly

    3 (1) Baddiel Skinner Lightning Seeds - Three Lions
    4 (3) Peter Andre ft Bubbler Ranx - Mysterious Girl

    23 (23) Space - Female Of The Species

    41 (NE) Latin Thing - Latin Thing

    46 (52) Los Del Mar - Macarena

    70 (55) Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's

    95 (86) Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger

    As usual, very few I know from this era.

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