Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by simes1970, Apr 18, 2021.
That was Dollars 'Finest' moment!
I don't want to say anymore as I'm going to submit commentary with my scores!
Yes no spoilers please *oops*
I shall be back tomorrow with the next three as something has come up that I need to deal with. So hopefully double set coming your way.
Entered Chart 14th November 1981 (No67) Weeks On Chart 17 Highest Position 4
This track I love. It's pure pop perfection. I can't find any fault with it at all
For those that were expecting Give Me Back My Heart here, it's not as we head back in time for an early Dollar single and it's first time in the chart.
Entered Chart 20th March 1982 (No72) Weeks On Chart 2 Highest Position 61
This is OK, nothing special but neither is it bad.
Give Me Back My Heart
Entered Chart 27th March 1982 (No35) Weeks On Chart 9 Highest Position 4
You want a perfect ballad? Then here it is. Building all the way through to that cresendo at the end. Superb.
Mirror Mirror is pretty much the perfect pop song. Even my Dollar hating best friend had to concede to it's charms!
Some more Dollar Chart triva:
Diana Ross also had a single called "Mirror Mirror" in the UK Chart back in Jan/Feb 1982 at the same time as Dollar - sadly her song was not a cover of the Dollar single!
Mirror Mirror was released in mid November 1981 and went on to sell almost half a million copies.
It's Dollars biggest selling record and IMO if it had been released a month or so later would have got
to Number 1.
I'm not sure it would have done Rooneyboy, I think the fact they released Mirror Mirror during the peak time for sales helped it rather than hinder it, great tune for Christmas Parties that year etc. It would have been Top 10 no problem, but sales wise it wouldn't have moved as much copies as it did.
Give Me Back My Heart is absolutely brilliant, but I must admit to preferring Thereza's solo version.
Possibly yes, the record company definitely went for sales rather than Chart position.
It should have made number 1 anyway!
Entered Chart 19th June 1982 (No51) Weeks On Chart 10 Highest Position 17
Real travesty here only getting to No 17. One of those occasions where the cover version issuperior to that of the original by Buggles (of course fronted by producer of this track Trevor Horn)
Give Me Some Kinda Magic
Entered Chart 18th September 1982 (No59) Weeks On Chart 6 Highest Position 34
You can tell that this is no longer produced by Trevor Horn, but that doesn't mean this is a bad single in any way. It's a good enough pop track, but not overly strong.
We Walked In Love
Entered Chart 26th July 1986 (no95) Weeks On Chart 7 Highest Position 61
We go forward almost 4 years to July 1986 for Dollars next foray in the singles chart. Pretty good strong melody should've done better.
Entered Chart 26th December 1987 (no71) Weeks On Chart 11 Highest Position 7
Thanks to Erasure we have Dollar's final Top 10 single a fairly good cover of Oh L'Amour. With being a fan of both bands This is one where I like both versions but Erasure's original shades this one.
It's Nature's Way (No Problem)
Entered Chart 16th July 1988 (72) Weeks On Chart 3 Highest Postion 58
Dollar's final charting single is amazing and should have been Top 10. Only getting to no58 with a song as strong as this shows that the buying public can be wrong.
Girls Are Out To Get Ya
Haven't We Said Goodbye Before
The artwork for the other Dollar singles, that didn't make the UK Chart.
Whilst Checking everything I have come across this UK released single that seems to have slipped through the net, so please add this to your lists if you can
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