A Pop-pickers Paradise
November 12, 2003 3:00 PM   Subscribe

Every single UK chart position from 1952 to 2003. EveryHit.com is a searchable database of every single artist that's charted in the UK Top 40 chart, EVER. It's fully searchable by date, artist, chart position - everything. Want to find out how many times your favourite band charted, and when, and for how long? It's all here. There's also more statistics and all sorts of trivia and records than you could shake a stick at! Win your next pub quiz armed with this information!
posted by metaxa (9 comments total)
Ba da ba ba ba! I'm loving it!
posted by Quartermass at 4:11 PM on November 12, 2003

Suddenly, I can see the future:

...Your secret best-selling single is "I Could Be Happy", by Altered Images.
Your Lucky Numbers are 7, 12/81.

...Your the secret best-selling single is "Let Me Entertain You", by Robbie Williams.
Your Lucky Numbers are 3, 3/98.

...Your secret best-selling single is "Something's Jumpin' In Your Shirt", by Malcolm McLaren
& The Bootzilla Orchestra featuring Lisa Marie. Your Lucky Numbers are 29, 8/89.

posted by Smart Dalek at 4:29 PM on November 12, 2003

fun! whatever happened to Rick Astley anyway?
posted by amberglow at 4:55 PM on November 12, 2003

This rocks. : )
posted by SisterHavana at 5:11 PM on November 12, 2003

Is there a similar site for American charts?
posted by Pinwheel at 8:37 PM on November 12, 2003

amberglow... I was talking to someone about this last night... apparently he decided he couldn't handle / didn't want the fame and just stopped.
posted by twine42 at 12:29 AM on November 13, 2003

According to Rick's frankly terrifiying website, he was involved in writing songs for the departed Pop Idol boy band One True Voice earlier this year, and someone called Max (who plays the banjo by the way) has recorded an album and Rick sings on two of the tracks.

The dark and scary underbelly of the internet...
posted by jontyjago at 12:46 AM on November 13, 2003

Rick Astley co-wrote a song with Fish for the album "Raingods with Zippos". Yeah, I know it's not that interesting, but reading the sleeve notes at the time, I remember wondering what the hell Astley was doing on the songwriting credits.
posted by salmacis at 3:18 AM on November 13, 2003

Thanks folks! And at least now he looks less like a little boy with a deep voice--we used to wonder if it was really him singing back then (a la Black Box and Milli Vanilli).

Here's a limited set of US charts from Billboard for the US (it's not complete tho, like this one). I always find it interesting how many more novelty (or just weird), and nostalgic songs make it to the top 40 in the UK all the time. Is it because of the smaller amount of sales required to crack the list?
posted by amberglow at 5:46 AM on November 13, 2003

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