The UK physical singles chart

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I've been thinking about making this thread for a while to celebrate the most under-appreciated and chaotic chart on Official Charts dot com: the physical singles chart. I cannot believe they still manage to list a top 100 when the sales toward the bottom must be in single figures but I'm sure glad they do


Some highlights from this week:

#1 with a bullet: Spice Girls - Wannabe (understandable given the reissue)
#10: New Order - Blue Monday (58th week)
#37: Kim Wilde & Boy George - Shine On
#76: Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy (144th week)
#78: Melanie C - Goin' Down (????)
#93: ABBA - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
#95: Elton John - Something About The Way You Look Tonight/Candle In The Wind 1997 (Diana anniversary sales?)

Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and David Bowie are chart mainstays, usually with several entries each per week, and I swear to god a few months ago Ride It by Geri was a re-entry at the bottom of the chart

Anyway this is a space for me (or other physical singles chart enthusiasts) to report on whatever random gay-interest stuff manages to make this chart, until I forget to check/get embarrassed that I made this thread
 

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Who I'd buying a new copy of Candle on the Wind?

And how did enough people buy a new copy of Goin' Down to get it to #78?? Is this a #stoptothetop style campaign between 3 Melanie C fans who found a stash of unsold singles at a local store? These are the mysteries of the Official Charts Physical Singles Sales Chart
 

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I was just on Discogs confirming that Candle In The Wind 1997 was never reissued in any form and found this absolute horror :D

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I don't know about all of you but I'm BOPPING!
 

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I was just on Discogs confirming that Candle In The Wind 1997 was never reissued in any form and found this absolute horror :D

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I don't know about all of you but I'm BOPPING!
a. Amazing
b. That means a handful of copies still exist on shelves.

I recall it spent about 10 years on the Canadian singles charts.
 

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Oh I’ve just seen the devil horns on the paps

Sorry it’s just all a bit much to take in at once
 

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Btw no matter where ABBA end up on the real singles chart next week, at least they’re guaranteed to be #1 on this one :disco:
 

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It's ABBAMANIA on the physical singles chart!

#1 I Still Have Faith In You
#2 Don't Shut Me Down
#34 The Winner Takes It All
#35 Chiquitita
#45 Super Trouper
#65 Happy New Year
#75 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
 

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I did notice some of the previous picture discs were on display in HMV - £17 each. Eeep.
 

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