Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by simes1970, Mar 20, 2017.
The Cubster obviously enjoys a good fiddle around.
Thin Wall Entered Chart 22/08/81 37-19-14-14-15-25-40-59 Peak 14 Weeks On Chart 8
First track to be lifted from Rage In Eden.Lots going on in this one. Once again the synth to the fore and one that I like but not the strongest single from the LP.
The Voice Entered Chart 07/11/81 49-27-23-18-16-23-25-53-53-43-59-74 Peak 16 Weeks On Chart 12.
Good Video for this one. Love how it seems to change styles to a super atmospheric track.One of the bands very best.
Reap The Wild Wind Entered Chart 25/09/81 50-29-21-20-12-13-21-28-66 Peak 12 Weeks On Chart 9
Onto the first of 4 tracks lifted from Quartet. This is one I have never enjoyed, don't know why that is, it just doesn't click for me. It is by no means a bad track just missing something that I can't quite put my finger on.
Hymn Entered Chart 27/11/81 28-16-14-13-16-16-12-11-18-27-56 Peak 11 Weeks On Chart 11.
Pompous, Overblown? Yes it is but along with the video this is Ultravox at their very best. This has everything that you could want. It really should gave been Top 10 just failing to reach that stalling at 11.
Visions In Blue Entered Chart 19/03/83 30-15-22-31-45-74 Peak 15 Weeks On Chart 6
A surprising single release this one. It should work better in the album concept but it does work as single.
We Came To Dance Entered Chart 04/06/83 32-24-18-20-30-46-69 Peak 18 Weeks On Chart 7
The final track lifted from Quartet is another bone fide classic for me. It has atmosphere, it has synths. and that clock ticking sound throughout is almost hypnotic.
One Small Day Entered Chart 11/02/84 39-29-27-33-43-67 Peak 27 Weeks On Chart 6
The first track from Lament and also the first to not go Top 20 since Passing Strangers, Guitar is more to the fore here and this lacks some of the power of earlier singles.
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes Entered Chart 19/05/84 29-10-6-3-6-14-23-39-56-72 RE74 Peak 3 Weeks On Chart 11
Yes a song about nuclear war and it's effects on the world and in particular on the video Midge getting back home. It certainly has strong sentiment but is due to this and Vienna being the only tracks heard on TV and Radio with any regularity that I feel strangely marmite with this song. Sometimes I love it other times I switch off or over.
Lament Entered Chart 07/07/84 32-22-23-32-40-61 RE 73 Peak 22 Weeks On Chart 7.
A travesty here that this failed to make Top 10 never mind the Top 20. One of Ultravox's later singles that is superb.The video also works well with the song. It deserved much better.
Loves Great Adventure Entered Chart 20/10/84 23-13-13-12-12-16-30-46-65 Peak 12 Weeks On Chart 9
Released to co-incide with Ultravox The Collection This track does have a great video which enhances the track. As a stand alone single without the video it isn't that strong.
Same Old Story Entered Chart 27/09/86 33-31-43-49 Peak 31 Weeks On Chart 4
First track lifted from U-Vox and the band seem to be going down that Rocky sound again. The fans didn't like this as the chart position shows, but all in all it isn't a bad track but not strong enough to start the next era.
All Fall Down Entered Chart 22/11/86 40-30-37-44-74 Peak 30 Weeks On Chart 5
Personally I would have had this the lead single from U-Vox. I love this very powerful with a great video to boot.I love the orchestra in this. It adds to the song overall.
All In One Day Highest Chart Position 88 Weeks On Chart 3
Strange one to end with.Ballad type track but this works better as an album track not a single.
That is us now for Ultravox. I shall look at John Foxx Singles and chart positions starting tomorrow.
New Kind Of Man DNC (Did Not Chart)
The first track on 7" from Virgin shows Icey Electonics at it's best. Musically at points, sounds like the type of music used in a sci-fi show such as Blakes 7 or Doctor Who. Great track.
Underpass Entered Chart 21/01/80 67-47-33-31-33-39-46-73 Peak 31 Weeks On Chart 8
Deserved chart success here but should have been at least Top 20. Once again the synths to the forefront of the track.
No One Driving Entered Chart 29/03/80 32-32-35-59 Peak 32 Weeks On Chart 4
Nothing wrong with the track but for me this was his weakest release so far.
Burning Car Entered Chart 19/07/80 64-38-36-35-43-59-72 Peak 35 Weeks On Chart 7
Very cold feel to this track.Music and samples used on this are excellent.
Miles Away Entered Chart 08/11/80 51-51-64 Peak 51 Weeks On Chart.
One of my favourite tracks from John. This has it all for me.It's chart position is criminal.
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