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Topic: List of Number 1 singles (UK)

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Whilst the listings are kept fairly up to date, there may be periods when the very latest hits are not yet listed.
Furthermore, some listed a couple of years back may now have closed down.
During the first five years of this web site's life, a number of corrections and comments have been taken on board.
onlineweb.com /theones   (309 words)

  CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Agnetha Fältskog, ABBA's youngest member, had a #1 record in Sweden when she was only 17 and was noted by the critics and songwriters as a talented composer, most of her songs being in the schlager style.
In late 1973, the composers were invited to contribute a song for the 1974 contest, and from a number of newly written compositions, the foursome chose the upbeat "Waterloo"; the group was now inspired by the growing glam rock scene in England.
There was little interest in the singles, but the album went to #1 in the UK and Belgium, Top 5 in the Netherlands and Germany and Top 20 in many other countries.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=ABBA   (8368 words)

  Uk Singles Chart
The precise number is debatable due to the profusion of different competing charts during the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, although the usual list used is that endorsed by the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles and subsequently adopted by The Official UK Charts Company.
Singles that climb the charts and spend a number of weeks at a high position are now rare, and usually denote 'super' singles, which manage to enter the public consciousness and appeal to a wide range of people.
At that time singles usually took several weeks to climb to a high position in the charts, and it was rare and remarkable for a single to go straight in at number 1.
www.seattleluxury.com /encyclopedia/entry/UK_singles_chart   (4101 words)

It is nothing more than a list of questions and answers for readers to use as a guide line for the newsgroup.
It is open to heterosexuals, homosexuals, bisexuals, singles (available), married and people in open relationships so, in general, it is open to the entire public.
If you have a dating service, there are a number of times when we have discussions on places to meet others, what people have found at a given dating service, etc. It is within these discussions you can easily offer input and information on a specific service.
www-rohan.sdsu.edu /~wk/singles/singlesfaq.html   (3309 words)

 Advice for Tackling Singles Events - Urbansocial - UK
Some singles events aim to bring together as many single men and single women as they possibly can in one venue, while others aim for a smaller scale event providing a more intimate environment.
It's usual at most singles events for there to be an equal split of single men and single women, however, at some of the bigger events this is not always possible.
There's no point turning up to a singles event with the intention of meeting other singles if you're not prepared to make an effort, make the first move and speak to lots of strangers, some of whom you will strike a chord with and some you may not.
www.urbansocial.com /dating-articles-tips-advice/Advice-for-tackling-singles-events.asp   (1058 words)

 ABBA information - Search.com
By this time ABBA were widely popular in the UK, most of Western Europe and Australia (who in a way almost "adopted" ABBA as their own) but still had only moderate recognition and airplay in the US, and "Dancing Queen" remains the only No. 1 ABBA ever achieved there.
This album also carried the well-known "Thank You for the Music" that later was released in the UK as a single (1983) and had been a B-side of "Eagle" in territories where that song was released as a single.
Their standalone single "Summer Night City", their last Swedish number one, stopped just short of topping the UK charts but set the stage for ABBA's foray into disco with the album Voulez-Vous, which was released in Spring 1979.
domainhelp.search.com /reference/ABBA   (4318 words)

 Travel List : List of British Tour Operators of Singles Holidays
VJV don't have operate tours especially for singles but a number of their tours to worldwide destinations are 'singles-friendly' in that they feature no singles supplements on selected departure dates.
The Single Parent Travel Club is a self-help group for single mums and dads, that organises group holidays, break and events.
Holiday 4 1 ('for one' not 'forty-one') is a directory of holidays suitable for single or solo travellers from Europe and USA.
www.travel-lists.co.uk /lk2sing.html   (869 words)

 Essential UK - Christmas Number One - British Council - Language Assistant
This lesson is a series of activities around a text on the current race in the UK singles chart for the number one spot.
The Christmas number one single is written about in newspapers, talked about on the radio and people can even bet money in betting shops to see which single will win the race.
During the year the average age range of singles buyers is 16-24 but at Christmas children, mums and dads and older people buy singles as presents or to play at school or office parties.
www.britishcouncil.org /languageassistant-christmas-number1.htm   (1639 words)

 UK Singles Scene
You also quickly realise that you are in competition with the rest of their list too.
The whole problem is that this method thrusts upon you in a short time a large number of people that may be totally unsuitable, as all they had to go on was 3 lines and a box number.
The problem is that at 19 most people are single and available, at 29 many are not, at 39 very few are.
www.affinitylondon.co.uk /singlesscene.htm   (1471 words)

 Tiffany: Singles
There are controversial, disputed reports about whether she released earlier singles "Remembering Love" and "In The Dark" on Unidisc or Karisma Records in 1984 and 1987 respectively.
Later cassette singles were packaged in the standard cardboard cassette-single sleeves.
Also, the cassette singles up to and including "Hold An Old Friend's Hand" contained all tracks on the same side, with a repeat of the entire tape on the other side.
www.tiffany.org /music/singles   (820 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Singles: Music: Travis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
With their sing-a-long melodies and their catchy hooks, it is little wonder that they have proved to be a refreshing alternative for the 25+ers to the bubble-gum pop of the kind that Robbie Williams makes.
The group's debut single, "All I want to do is rock" probably took me aback more than its fellows, but this was no bad thing once I had recovered from the initial shock.
"Singles" is the spectacular result of eight years of dedication to the music industry by the most successful Scottish act to emerge in recent years.
www.amazon.co.uk /Singles-Travis/dp/B00065LGOS   (1750 words)

The track listing for this release is not listed anywhere either on its packaging, or on the record's labels.
The first differing characteristic is with the numbers that are digitally 'etched' into the center ring of the discs themselves.
The UK and Austrian cd eps for this release also come with the same sleeve sticker (with very minute differences like call-numbers, etc), but this time in a smaller version.
www.angelfire.com /music/aphextwin/singles.html   (3247 words)

 The Music Hype - Elvis Presley tops UK charts list
Presley returned to the singles chart earlier this year when 18 of his singles were re-released to mark what would have been his 70th birthday.
Produced for the latest edition of The Book of British Hit Singles and Albums, most acts retain their top 10 position in the list of artists from 1952 onwards.
Robbie Williams enters the top 50 for the first time, with two further hit singles and the release of his Greatest Hits album in 2004 helping him rise seven places to number 43.
www.themusichype.com /news/story/Elvis_Presley_tops_UK_charts_list/3569   (258 words)

 Four Day Hombre - Mr M : single review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Cleverly, they've not cashed in on this hype, but kept recording and releasing low-key singles, such as this release, which is only available from their website.
Mr M is a bit of a slow-burning epic, with a piano-led verse that inevitably recalls Coldplay before a truly mighty chorus bursts into life.
With the sheer number of bands of this type around though, Four Day Hombre will need to bring something different to the party if they're going to be really successful.
www.musicomh.com /singles/four-day-hombre-2.htm   (200 words)

 The Ectophiles' Guide to Good Music - TORI AMOS—SINGLES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Please note this is not a complete discography of all of Tori Amos' various singles, but does include most U.S. and U.K. releases, and discusses the b-sides (though not all the remixes).
Comments: The non-limited U.K. version of this single doesn't include "Upside Down", which is available on the UK single for "Me and a Gun / Silent All These Years".
The "Jackie's Strength" single hasn't registered with me yet...the songs are pretty, keeping with from the choirgirl hotel's tradition of excellent B-sides.
ectoguide.org /artists/amos.tori.singles   (2463 words)

 Amazon.ca: CD Singles Box 1988-1991: Music: Morrissey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This box-set is of the CD singles released in the UK for this time period.
The first single in the collection is the best CD single that Morrissey has ever released.
His b-sides are every bit as intriguing and engaging as his singles and this set proves it.
www.amazon.ca /CD-Singles-Box-1988-1991-Morrissey/dp/B00004TYPJ   (786 words)

 Jamiroquai | Music | Singles | Love Foolosophy
Prior to it's release, the single was on the BBC Radio 1 'A' playlist for four weeks, was number one in the UK club charts and still only managed to enter the UK charts at number 14.
Whilst Jamiroquai singles and albums continue to sell in solid numbers, you get the feeling the band are doing little more than playing to their established audience rather than pushing to make any new impact.
The UK promo 12" release for Love Foolosophy was distributed as a set of two releases identified by a different coloured sleeve and a sticker on the cover stating which release it was - "The Mixes 1/2" etc. This release appeared at the start of 2002.
funkin.com /music/singles/love_foolosophy   (1203 words)

 Christmas Number Ones : Singles - everyHit.com
The track at the top of the singles chart on 25th December is an annual source of speculation and intrigue.
A technical note; the Christmas Number One does not always synchronise with the dates elsewhere as they refer to 'week ending' chart dates.
The artists listed for those hits are the ones mainly responsible for popularising the song.
www.everyhit.com /christmasnumber1.html   (137 words)

 Dating Sites Reviews - UK Singles Connection Review
Covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland UK Singles Connection is a popular choice for singles living in the United Kingdom.
One of the larger choice for dating in the UK, UK Singles Connection offers members what you would expect of a dating service today on the internet.
Other singles from different countries are able to join up if they choose (maybe for singles who are in the UK for only a limited time).
www.datingsitesreviews.com /staticpages/index.php?page=2010000000001-UKSinglesConnection   (958 words)

 CNN.com - Queen reigns over UK pop charts - Nov. 9, 2002
A list of the Britain's favourite 100 pop singles ever made has been compiled in Britain to mark the 50th anniversary of the UK charts.
Darren Haynes, of The Official UK Charts Company which compiled the list from nearly 190,000 votes, said: "This list of the nation's favourite songs once again shows the enduring appeal of pop classics such as 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and John Lennon's masterpiece 'Imagine.'"
The first UK singles chart was released on November 14, 1952, with Al Martino's 'Here In My Heart' topping it.
archives.cnn.com /2002/SHOWBIZ/Music/11/09/uk.chart/index.html   (471 words)

 Depeche Mode Discography @ DEPECHEMODE.TV
This discography essentially catalogues all releases with preference to the original (in most cases) UK pressing/release of the single, record, etc. It also list a number of releases by licensees.
MUTE is a MUTE single release (used for the first 5 Depeche single releases and for the majority of Mute artists).
No attempt is being made to list all the coloured releases, or individual ones in order of rarity; and only specific, interesting releases (mostly the ones that have differing track listings as well), are included.
depechemode.tv /2007/discog.asp   (762 words)

 One Single Tip - Christian Singles Today
Dear Frankie is a delightful film from the UK that explores, among other things, the lengths to which a single mom will go to protect and connect with her child.
She doesn't paint singleness as the one thing wrong in her life; rather, she embraces it as a component of who she is. I highly recommend this inspiring book.
Next, we had to pick a person on that list and come up with several ways in which that person, as a single, made a positive difference and was used by God.
www.christianitytoday.com /singles/features/1singletip.html   (5851 words)

 PLAYLOUDER | top50 singles 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
One minute you're told singles are on the way out and this new-fangled digital age is on its way, and the next Charlotte Hatherley takes poll position in the PlayLouder Singles chart with a song that didn't even hit the shops.
Hatherley put 'Kim Wilde' out to test the water for her little solo album and within a week it had been downloaded 8000 times and caused one of the buzzes of the year, among music fans and among our writers.
And how truly British it was that the single that brought everyone together down the indie disco was in fact a song about failure in that same situation: "I know I won't be leaving here with you," sang capo Kapranos, and a million hearts were bewlidered.
www.playlouder.com /top50/2004/singles.html   (607 words)

 Vanilla Fudge Discography: Singles
Note: Vanilla Fudge singles 001 - 009 (1967 - 1970) were commercialy issued on the ATCO yellow and white 7" labels.
Each of these singles was also released with the same catalog and matrix number as a "promo" single to promote the singles at radio stations and throughout the industry.
The "promo singles" are differentiated from their commercial releases by the color of the label (white) and fl lettering on the label.
www.vanillafudge.com /journal/discog_singles.htm   (711 words)

 Oasis hit list revealed - Boston.com
Oasis have released the full track list for their upcoming greatest hits album, which includes two brand new songs.
Earlier this week, it was revealed the band are bringing out a double album, featuring their favourite tracks and B-sides, called 'Stop The Clocks' on November 20.
Among the other songs included on the compilation are the band's eight UK number one singles - including 'Some Might Say', 'Don't Look Back In Anger' and recent hit 'The Importance Of Being Idle' - and much-loved album tracks 'Rock 'n' Roll Star' and 'Champagne Supernova'.
www.boston.com /ae/celebrity/articles/2006/07/30/oasis_hit_list_revealed?mode=PF   (232 words)

 Elvis Rules In British Hit Singles And Albums List
The Guinness British Hit Singles and Albums book ranks artists every year according to how many weeks they have spent in the UK singles and albums charts.
Elvis Presley still tops the list having notched up 2463 weeks in the UK singles and albums charts — more than the time he was alive for.
The acts which have climbed the list include The Stereophonics to 84, The Corrs to 89; Guns n’ Roses to 74; and Robbie Williams to 43.
www.elvis.com.au /presley/news/elvis_rules_uk_charts.shtml   (478 words)

 Lavamus.com biography :: ABBA mp3 download   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
[1] As a result he encouraged Björn and Benny to write a song for the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest and it was performed by Lena Anderson.
UK success was further solidified with "Mamma Mia" reaching the UK No. 1 spot in January 1976 and knocking Queen's biggest hit Bohemian Rhapsody from the top.
Commercially, they were less successful, especially in the UK where none of them reached Top 20, although in the most of Europe, as expected, they went to the top echelons of the charts, and in Canada "The Day Before You Came" got to No.5 on RPM Adult Contemporary chart.
lavamus.com /Biography/557/ABBA   (8157 words)

 UK Muslim Singles : FAQ's
However, now with a large number of people migrating from one country to another, many people do not have their families that can help them to get married.
Therefor it is good that there are some agencies that help single Muslims to get married.
Allah says in the Qur'an, "Help marry those among you who are single, or the virtuous ones among your captives, male or female: if they are in poverty, Allah will give them means out of His grace: for Allah encompasses all, and He knoweth all things." (al-Nur 24:32).
www.ukmuslimsingles.com /faq.asp?=4   (405 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Singles: Music: The Smiths   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
When you listen to this collection of nearly all the noteworthy singles by the Smiths, you might marvel over the fact that Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr collaborated and co-write so many astonishing tunes only to break up a mere four years into their creative burst.
A compilation of hit singles recorded by The Smiths, who have been cited as one of the most influential British bands of the 1980's.
Having influenced a huge number of artists, from hip young bands like Franz Ferdinand, The Ordinary Boys (named after a Morrissey song), The Libertines and more established acts such as Oasis, Jeff Buckley and Muse, The Smiths were one of, if not the, seminal band of the 80's.
www.amazon.co.uk /Singles-Smiths/dp/B0000073X3   (1392 words)

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