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90s Top 10 Sales- Week By Week 1996-1997

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by gezza76, Feb 2, 2020.

  1. Erykah Badu at 30...

     
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  2. Deni Hines at 35...

     
  3. Roni Size and Reprazent at 37...

     
  4. Beth Orton at 40...

     
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  5. 21ST JUNE

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    Hanson mania continues apace with “MMMBop” grabbing a third week at No 1 and the group get the double as well as “Middle Of Nowhere” arrives at the top over on the album charts. That means that they are the first act ever to score a No 1 simultaneously with their debut single and album. Sales of the single suffered however with just 86,000 copies passing the counter making it very vulnerable to challengers next week.



    For this week however it leads a top 5 without a new entry for the first time since new year (and if you exclude that famously slow chart then W/E 5/10/96 meets the criteria). The rest of the top 5 consist of non-movers Eternal at No 2 (53,000) and Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli at No 3 (45,000) and inching higher Ultra Nate 5-4 (42,000) and Rosie Gaines 6-5 (38,000). The achievements of the top 3 are all the more noteworthy as all the acts also have albums in the top 5 which feature the tracks, Hanson at No 1, Sarah Brightman at No 2 and Eternal at No 4.

    By contrast the bottom half of the top flight are all new entries with the exception of Mr President who hold No 8 (29,000).

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    The Charlatans continue to enjoy renewed success with new single “How High”, a third top 10 single in a row from the group who can now boast another No 1 album in “Tellin Stories”. It can’t quite match the highs of the two previous singles (unsurprisingly) but it is the highest new hit of the week at No 6 (34,000).



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    Prodigies of Babyface Az Yet are a new US vocal group who got their first US hit with “Last Night” thanks in part to being featured on the “Nutty Professor” soundtrack. It failed to crack the UK market but follow up “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” has hit it big for them, it’s a cover of the 1982 Chicago #4 hit and even features the group’s former frontman Peter Cetera on backing vocals. It’s new at No 7 (32,000).



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    Also featured on the soundtrack to “Nutty Professor” are tracks by both Foxy Brown and Jay Z and they team up to give us “I’ll Be” which is new at No 9 (27,000). Brown is a 17 year old American rapper who came to attention after winning a local talent show in New York and being asked to provide verses for remixes of some big hits by Toni Braxton among others. Indeed her two previous hits in the UK were features on songs by Blackstreet and Jay Z and the latter returns the favour here to give Brown her first hit as lead act, the current single features a sample of Blondie’s “Rapture” through it.



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    Supergrass have now scored five top 10 singles in a row, new release “Sun Hits The Sky” makes an appearance at No 10 (24,000) to provide some relief from the underperformance of the album “In It For The Money” which drops 29-36 regardless. The single features the band’s cover of the Smiths “Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others” if you’re interested.



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  6. Savage Garden at 11...

     
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  7. Finley Quaye at 16...

     
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  8. Porn Kings at 17...

     
  9. Del Amitri at 21...

     
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  10. Lisa Stansfield at 25...

     
  11. Aerosmith at 29...

     
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  12. Huff & Puff at 37...

     
  13. Mint Condition at 38...

     
  14. Hysteric Ego at 39...

     
  15. 28TH JUNE

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    The loggerhead at the top is finally broken this week, on the album charts Hanson drop 1-3, Brightman tumbles 2-8 and Eternal recede 4-6 and on the singles charts they all drop too! Hanson dive 1-3 (70,000), Eternal plummet 2-6 (42,000) and Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli fall out of the top 10 entirely!

    The new No 1 comes from US rapper Puff Daddy and is a tribute to his recently killed friend and fellow rapper Notorious B.I.G. “I’ll Be Missing You” features a large sample of Police’s “Every Breath You Take” and has vocals courtesy of Notorious B.I.G’s widow Faith Evans as well as vocal group 112, it’s the first hit for 112 but the third for Evans and Puff Daddy and the biggest for any of them. It sold 109,000 copies last week to enter at the top and in so doing becomes the first track to enter at the top on both sides of the Atlantic where the song now song now spends its third week at the summit. It’s also the first “tribute” record to another popstar track to make No 1 in 16 years, yet it wasn’t the early leader in the chart race!



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    That was the return of The Verve. A band famed for internal battles they had built up a strong following including the Gallagher brothers who supported the Verve on multiple occasions when they started out even writing “Cast No Shadow” about frontman Richard Ashcroft. Having produced two albums they split in 1995 acrimoniously but have reformed to give us “Bittersweet Symphony” which samples a loop for Andrew Loog Oldham’s orchestral version of the Rolling Stones track “The Last Time”. The track comes with a promo which plays homage to the Massive Attack video for “Unfinished Sympathy” which is already on heavy rotation, it leapt into an early lead but finished on 91,000.



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    1996 was undoubtedly a good year for Ocean Colour Scene and now they’re back with a new album due in the Autumn and a new single which is new at No 4 (63,000) this week. “Hundred Mile High City” is their 4th top ten single and equals the peak of “The Day We Caught The Train” last June.



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    Meanwhile the Blur bandwagon rolls on and new single “On Your Own” enters at No 5 (54,000) to give them the honour of being the only act to grab a trio of top five hits in the first half of the year. The band are currently on a US tour to promote the “Blur” album which has still to go platinum here.



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    It’s the week for reformed groups it seems with the Verve at No 2 and Echo & The Bunnymen at No 8 (34,000). Scoring 13 hits between 1980 and 1988 when lead singer McCulloch quit the band, Echo & The Bunnymen were one of the leading names in 80s indie music and though they limped on until 1993 in various incarnations it failed to generate much interest among fans and the public. “Nothing Lasts Forever” is therefore being promoted as their first single in 9 years and duly enters at No 8 (34,000)- that equals their best ever showing formerly achieved by 1983’s “The Cutter”, the extent to which the backing vocals by Liam Gallagher have helped is debatable.



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    You can’t fault Cast for consistency. The Liverpudlians have quietly amassed 5 straight top ten hits in 15 months with “Guiding Star” being the latest new at No 9 (30,000). Parent album “Mother Nature Calls” has already sailed past the 100,000 mark and lifts 32-23 this week in response to the single.

    Ultra Nate relaxes 4-7 (41,000) and Mr President slips 8-10 (27,000).

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  16. Incoming at No 9 are Cast
     
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