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00s Top 10 Sales- Week By Week 2000-01

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by gezza76, Jun 22, 2021.

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    Yes it's back, the title says it all, a thread designed to "best guess" the sales week by week for 2000. We'll count down all the sounds of the year and hopefully generate a few "almost forgotten gems" along the way. As always thanks go to Youtube, Wikipedia, MW, popscene, James Masterton, Discogs, and a few other sources who have helped over the years. Here's the links to to the 90s threads if this isn't your year!

    https://forum.popjustice.com/threads/90s-top-10-sales-week-by-week-1998-1999.72433/

    In doing this I've tried to take into account TOTP performances and other factors which may have effected sales and chart positions throughout the decade.

    The format will be the same every week with TOTP performances where available for those songs new to the top 10. So sit back and enjoy every top 10 hit of the early 00s (eventually) because things would never be the same again in...........

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  2. 2014

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    I am buzzing!!!
     
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  3. We'll start tomorrow
     
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  4. 15TH JANUARY

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    Welcome, chart wise, to the 21st Century! With the record industry still having a hangover there isn’t much new product around but we do at least have 1 new entry!

    Not at the top however where Westlife complete a month at No 1- double the length of time they ever managed before, “I Have A Dream/ Seasons In The Sun” also increased its sales, albeit minimally, to 34,738 bringing the monthly total for the single to 513,000. It’s the first song to have spent as many as 4 weeks at No 1 since Cher in late 1998 and keeps their album top 3, it has sold 800,000 so far.



    The rest of the top 5 are all the same as last week with some minor movements, Artful Dodger continue to climb back 3-2 (29,000), so far “Re-Rewind The Crowd Say Bo Selecta” has moved 2-2-6-5-3-2 selling 430,000 in the process. They push S Club 7 back 2-3 (28,000) and whilst it is easily explainable in terms of lack of new releases it does mean that this is the first week since W/E 23/10/93 when only the No 1 song sold over 30,000 copies- a worrying stat. Steps hold at No 4 (24,000) just ahead of the similarly Vengaboys at No 5 (22,000).

    Further down Alice Deejay hold at No 6 (19,000) and William Orbit storms back 11-7 (17,300), and accompanying him on his return to the top flight are Len who move 12-9 (16,200) just ahead of John Lennon who falls 7-10 (15,900).

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    The observant will note that that leaves our solitary new entry at No 8 (16,700) which is from the Pet Shop Boys. “You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You’re Drunk” is a third single from their “Nightlife” album and becomes the biggest yet, it is now their 19th top 10 single (including the “Absolutely Fabulous” single) and their first in 3 years even if it more down to fortuitous scheduling than a genuine surge in popularity.



    Next week 2000 really gets underway- phew!

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  5. Looking forward to this year - another with good memories! Two weeks in particular but I’ll have to wait a while for those.

    I remember this being an odd week. Normally there would have been a flurry of new releases to capitalise on the low sales week, but due to all the bank holidays the previous week and the threat of the millennium bug (!), hardly anybody seemed willing to risk releasing anything that week for fear of it either not making it into the shops in time, or the computers suddenly thinking it was 1900 haha!!
     
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  6. 22ND JANUARY

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    What did you do to welcome in the new millennium? Chances are you weren’t playing before 57,000 people in Cardiff but that’s what the Manic Street Preachers were doing and on New Year’s eve they premiered a new song called “The Masses Against The Classes” (the title is borrowed from a speech by Gladstone FYI) and just 2 weeks later it now becomes their second No 1 single and the first of 2000 and the 21st Century after selling 76,000 copies. It won’t be a long runner as the single is a limited time release effectively being deleted the day it is released so will become increasingly rare as the weeks go by- that means that it makes history with no song in history making No 1 with such a limited time availability. The quotes in the song are by Noam Chomsky (at the beginning) and Albert Camus (at the end) for anyone that may care, and means that after Tom Jones, Shakin Stevens and Shirley Bassey they are only the fourth Welsh act to score 2 chart toppers.



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    Beaten by the Manics this week is the newest US R’N’B sensation Donell Jones, Jones is a writer for other artists too most notably Usher and whilst Usher’s “You Make Me Wanna” stormed to No 1 almost 2 years ago Jones may have to wait until next week to see if “You Know What’s Up” can rise to the top. It features a guest rap by TLC’s Lisa “Left-eye” Lopes though her rap is excluded on the main radio version and arrives at No2 this week after shifting 58,000 copies, it was produced by Edward Ferrell who is a member of Heavy D & The Boyz.



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    Formed by Mike Stock and Matt Aitken (formerly of S/A/W) and doubtless spurred on by the success of Steps, their answer to Pete Waterman’s band is Scooch who formed in 1998 and won a competition on BBC’s “Live & Kicking” to have their first record released last summer. First single “When My Baby” dutifully made No 29 in November but it’s the second single “More Than I Needed To Know” that has really put them on the map smashing in at No 5 (20,900) buoyed by a support slot on the recent B*Witched tour. One listen will convince you this is aimed at being the new Steps- the former production teams in the two acts have of course been in litigation against each other in the last few years.



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    New boyband time! The trio are formed of two former members of the “Byker Grove” cast Brett Adams and David "Ollie" Oliver who played Noddy and Marcus respectively and like Scooch only made No 29 first time out with “Do We Rock” in October. “Stand Tough” easily tops that peak scorching straight in at No 7 (17,400) and should ensure that the album sees the light of day now.



    The Artful Dodger’s chances of topping the charts has now passed and drops 2-3 (24,000) a place above last week’s chart topping Westlife who plunge 1-4 (23,000). Alice Deejay spend a third week at No 6 (18,500) as S Club 7 shoot past them down 3-8 (17,100), Len maintain No 9 (16,600) and William Orbit completes the ten falling 7-10 (16,500).

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  7. Welcome back, I love these threads. Did you do a 1999-2000 thread? I couldn’t find one.
     
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  8. This is the 2000 one. The 1999 thread is linked in the OP.
     
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  10. 29TH JANUARY

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    Now at the ripe old age of 18 Britney Spears scores her second chart topper this week with “Born To Make You Happy”- a fourth single to be plucked from the 750,000 selling debut album “Baby One More Time”. The single “Born To Make You Happy” dispensed with the opposition quickly to sell a healthy 91,000 to arrive at the top and make Spears only the third female soloist to score two chart toppers whist still a teenager after Helen Shapiro and Billie.



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    There was some speculation that Scanty Sandwich was another alias of none other than Fatboy Slim, in part due to the single “Because Of You” being released on the Southern Fried label. As it turns out it is actually DJ Richard Marshall who has taken a sample of a Michael Jackson track “Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day” from his 1972 album “Ben” and turned it into a top 3 single this week. “Because Of You” sold 46,000 copies and despite a late surge couldn’t catch Donell Jones at No 2 (51,000).



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    Dance music dominates the new entries this week as Des Mitchell powers in at No 5 (34,000) with “(Welcome) To The Dance”, a regional DJ initially Mitchell graduated to a residency in Majorca dance club BCM making a feature of his own turns at the mic to excite the crowd.



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    “Pitchin’ (In Every Direction)” is the first track by Hi-Gate who are actually DJ’s Paul Masterson (who had a hit with “Synths & Strings” under the name Yomanda last year) and Radio 1 DJ Judge Jules. Allegedly Masterson send Jules a demo a track with his number on it and Jules noted that it contained the same area code as his own number and that both lived in the Highgate area of London. Once the tracks was finished it naturally gained the support of Radio 1 and now debuts at No 6 (32,000).



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    Meanwhile at No 8 (28,000) is a new entry for Nu-Generation with the Fontella Bass sampling “In Your Arms (Rescue Me)”. Whilst it may sound very much like a Fatboy Slim record it has nothing to do with the man himself and completes the dance invasion of the top 10, it charts three place than the original did all the way back in 1965.



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    DJ Luck & MC Neat’s “A Little Bit Of Luck” has indeed proved it has luck taking 6 weeks to make the top 10 and having moved 18-17-14-11-12-9 so far. The British duo consist of Joel Samuels (DJ Luck) and Michael Rose (MC Neat) and are the newest names on the garage scene and show their credentials with a top ten single which is actually a mish mash of three tracks, it sold just 23,000 copies last week which actually wasn’t its best week at retail. It’s the first track since Aerosmith back in late 98 to climb into the top 10 after it debuted outside it.

    Manic Street Preachers only dip 1-4 (38,000) surprising most, Artful Dodger fall 3-7 (31,000) and the fast fading Westlife collapse 4-10 (22,000).

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  11. More than a bit of luck- MC Neat & DJ Luck at No 9
     
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  12. 5TH FEBRUARY

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    The dearth of new entries so far in the year allowed for considerable interest in the new Gabrielle single which lifts the rift from Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” with Dylan’s blessing (he’s even waived his royalties). Gabrielle has of course form for this, her debut single “Dreams” sampled Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” until Chapman set the lawyers to work and got the sample erased from the song which went to No 1 anyway, since then she’s not been back at the top until this week! “Rise” is the title track to the singer’s third album which only made No 25 upon release last October disappearing after just 3 weeks on the survey, reactivated by the single it now surges 39-6 to reach a new peak though total sales are still slightly under the 50,000 mark. The single sold 77,501 copies to glide into the top spot, that’s her 7th top 10 hit in 7 years, Kevin Godley directs the promo, for Dylan it marks his 4th chart topper as a writer following the Byrds, Manfred Mann and Dunblane.



    Britney Spears falls 1-2 (58,000) but similarly her album reaches new heights powering 5-2 behind Travis selling 730,000 copies thus far.

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    The top 3 is completed by R.E.M who get their biggest hit yet with “The Great Beyond”, the single features on the new Andy Kaufman biopic “Man On The Moon”. As you’ll note the film is named after the REM #18 1992 hit which was also about the comedian himself so it was perhaps inevitable that the band would be asked to write a song for the movie, whilst the film isn’t out here until the spring the song sold 49,000 copies last week to wind up third.



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    Fluttering hearts up and down the land is new Swedish singer Andreas Johnson whose “Glorious” was tipped for the top by many but ends up new at No 4 (43,000). It is plucked from his second album “Liebling” which is due shortly, some have noted the similarity verse wise to Depeche Mode’s “Two Minute Warning” but the singer himself remains quiet on the subject.



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    Improving with every release US trio Lyte Funkie Ones started out in the mid 90s and were close friends with former New Kids On The Block member Danny Wood which lead to a release of a cover of “Step By Step” in 1997. A change of personnel happened since and last year another cover (this time of Yvonne Elliman’s “If I Can’t Have You”) started the hits rolling making No 54, follow up “Summer Girls” was much bigger peaking at No 16 and now third hit “Girl On TV” goes as high as no 6 (36,000).



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    If you managed to catch any Saturday morning kids TV in the last few weeks you’ll know Daphne & Celeste, the US duo have been promoting their first single “Ooh Stick You” which is equally catchy and annoying. The brash duo see the song land at No 8 (29,000)- is this just the start?



    Donell Jones relents 2-5 (37,000) and last week’s new entries from Scanty Sandwich and Nu-Generation fall 3-7 (32,000) and 8-10 (26,000) respectively. DJ Luck & MC Neat evidence their sticking power again holding at No 9 (27,000).

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  13. I didn't realise 'Rise' was a number one! I always thought 'Dreams' was her sole UK #1.
     
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  14. Well it was until this week!
     
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  15. 12TH FEBRUARY

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    It was quite a week for Gabrielle, not only does her album scorch 6-2 to reach new heights but her single “Rise” becomes the first of 2000’s chart topper to make it to 14 days. More incredibly it actually sold more than last week with sales up to 87,500 and was in no danger of losing the lead all week.



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    The highest new entry this week comes from Sash! who rebounds admirably from the No 15 peak of his last single, the Dr Alban featured “Colour The World”. “Adelante” features vocals from Paul Faulhammer and Rodriquez who also helped out on “Ecuador” as you may recall, and becomes his fifth single to make No 2 (55,500) from 8 releases, still impressive by any acts standards. Third album will be with us in the summer we’re assured in the meantime he enters the record books- no act have had 5 singles peak at No 2 whilst never making No 1- maybe one day…



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    With Cleopatra between albums it seems that the crown for biggest British RNB girl groups is up for grabs and with the Eternal comeback proving less than impressive hopes are high for the three piece Fierce. Their first three singles all made the top 30 with the biggest “Dayz Like That” narrowly missing the top 10 last May, but their cover of Anita Baker’s “Sweet Love” finally gives them a massive hit debuting at No 3 (40,000). The track has been retitled “Sweet Love 2K” not to differentiate from the original Baker track but to denote that it is remixed from the album version courtesy of Stargate. The track was last in the top 20 just 6 years ago when M-Beat hit No 18.



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    The power of ABBA is demonstrated again by the new Tamperer Featuring Mya single “Hammer To The Heart” which utilises the riff from the Swedes “Gimme Gimme Gimme” to provide them with a No 6 hit after selling 32,000 copies last week. A third top 10 from as many releases it is nevertheless their smallest hit to date, their album remains uncharted.



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    Death In Vegas finally arrive in the top 40 with a splash at No 9 (28,000). The single “Aisha” is bolstered by vocals from Iggy Pop which has helped with radio play for the track and vastly improved on the No 51 position obtained by their previous best “Rocco”.



    Britney Spears continues her slow descent 2-4 (36,000) but keeps ahead of REM who also fall 3-5 (33,000). Andreas Johnson fades 4-7 (31,000) and Donell Jones relents 5-8 (29,000), DJ Luck & MC Neat finally drop 9-10 (24,000).

    Next week sees a new Oasis single- expect another 6 figure opening week!

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  16. 2014

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    Wow I don't remember Rise being so huge? Good for ha.
     
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  17. Sash have to possibly be the unluckiest chart act ever! Though each time they were at no2, they were never really in with a chance of the top, such was the difference.

    You can tell it’s still the post Xmas slump - some middling sales, which hopefully some big releases the next few weeks will blow away.
     
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  18. 19TH FEBRUARY

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    When is Gabrielle’s “Rise” No 1 and also not No 1? This week is the answer, she loses her singles crown and drifts 1-2 (83,000) but ascends to No 1 on the album chart to compensate, her single also becomes the biggest seller of 2000 to date.

    Instead, and to the surprise of no-one, Oasis are duly awarded their 5th chart topper in as many years with “Go Let It Out”, it’s the first release from their fourth album “Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants” which is out next month and contains a sample of Johnny Jenkins “I Walk On Gilded Splinters” (1968). Whilst it was never in danger of not storming to the top it sold just 180,600 copies last week (including 67,000 on its first day alone), well down on the 377,000 recorded by their last lead single “D’You Know What I Mean” three years ago, however it did corner 17% of the entire singles market. It’s also the first release on their new Big Brother label.



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    Eiffel 65's first single “Blue” topped our charts for 3 weeks last October before going on to sell a million and become the 2nd biggest seller of 1999, expectations were high therefore that new single “Move Your Body” would repeat the success. Despite an early showing at No 2 on sales flashes it quickly fell behind Gabrielle and ends up entering at No 3 (64,000), it has already reached No 1 in France, Austria and Italy so hardly a failure.



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    Ian Brown is another act that wisely waited until after the festive rush to release a new single, lead single from his current album “Golden Greats” bowed out at No 23 (“Love Like A Fountain”) but follow up “Dolphins Were Monkeys” becomes his third top 10 single and equal biggest matching the No 5 peak of 1998’s “My Star”. It actually sold 9,000 less (40,000) than that single but was aided by Brown’s version of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” on the CD single.



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    One of the original DJ’s from the 80s who can lay claim to have imported dance music as we know it into the UK Dave Lee has long worked under the moniker Joey Negro, a much sought after DJ and remixer Negro has only graced the chart as an act on 4 occasions with 1992’s “Enter Your Fantasy” being his biggest hit at No 35. The story of his current hit “Must Be The Music” starts back in 1998 when Lee used another name, Z Factor, to record a track called “Gotta Keep Pushin” which made No 47 but was picked up by the producers of “Miami Uncovered” on Sky TV last year and is now reworked into “Must Be The Music” with added vocals by Taka Boom who happens to be Chaka Khan’s younger sister. The package sold 28,000 last week to arrive at No 8.



    Sash! is disappointed again to fall 2-4 (41,000) and Britney Spears continues her pleasant stroll down the charts 4-6 (35,000) but once again keeps just ahead of REM 5-7 (32,000). Further down Andreas Johnson tumbles 7-9 (27,000) and defying gravity DJ Luck & MC Neat cling to No 10 (23,000).

    Next week will be interesting with a new single by Christina Aguilera going head to head with returning chart favourites All Saints, Shania Twain and Aqua- can any of them topple Oasis?

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  19. 2014

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    I....have no recollection of any of those new entries.
     
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  20. Dolphins were monkeys is Ian Brown's third best single after F.E.A.R and Stelify.
     
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