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From Popmaster
post time 2003-11-18 21:05:17
Early indications (UK Midweek Monday sales):

1. NEW Westlife - Mandy
2. NEW Alex Parks - Maybe That's What It Takes
3. NEW Girls Aloud - Jump (For My Love)
4. (1) Busted - Crashed The Wedding
5. (2) Britney Spears feat. Madonna - Me Against The Music
6. NEW Lemar - 50/50
7. (3) Kevin Lyttle - Turn Me On
8. (5) Fatman Scoop - Be Faithful
9. (6) The OutKast - Hey Ya
10. NEW Pet Shop Boys - Miracles

12. NEW Radiohead - 2 + 2 = 5
14. NEW Mis-Teeq - Style
15. NEW Enrique Iglesias - Addicted
19. NEW The White Stripes - Button To Button


1. NEW - Michael Jackson
2. NEW - Busted
3. (1) - Dido
4. (2) - REM
5. NEW - Kylie Minogue
6. NEW - The Beatles
7. NEW - Britney Spears
8. NEW - Red Hot Chili Peppers
9. (5) - Atomic Kitten
10. (4) - Blue

Replied by Rohan
Post time: 2003-11-18 23:03:38
It's a shame about Mandy, I'm DELIGHTED about Pet Shop Boys (hope they keep the position!), but what is Enrique doing so low??

And why is the Kylie album so low??

(Maybe the fact that that's only after a day's sales? So I guess ANYTHING can still happen!)

Replied by Popmaster
Post time: 2003-11-20 09:00:54
Update (sales 'til Wednesday) - Shania NEW @ #20:

1. Westlife
2. Girls Aloud
3. Alex Parks
4. Busted
5. Britney/Madonna
6. Lemar
7. Kevin Lyttle
8. The OutKast
9. Pet Shop Boys
10. Fatman Scoop
11. Radiohead
12. Enrique
13. Kylie
14. Mis-Teeq
15. Blazin' Squad
16. Missy Elliott
17. White Stripes
18. BEP
19. Pink
20. Shania


1. Michael Jackson
2. Busted
3. Dido
4. REM
5. Kylie Minogue
6. Britney Spears
7. The Beatles
8. Red Hot Chili Peppers
9. Atomic Kitten
10. Blue

Replied by Fonda Cox
Post time: 2003-11-20 20:52:17
Hi -- I didn't expect Shania to be Top 10 this time, but Number 20 is a bit low, isn't it! (And, it was Number 23 on Monday). Considering it's a double-A with "Up" (which is a better song than some of the previous singles off the album) it should do much better.
Re: Kylie -- I'm not surprised, even the fans are disappointed -- but again, we (yes, I am a fan!) all expected Fever Part II, and this isn't it! To these ears it's a tad too American sounding.

Replied by CharlesX
Post time: 2003-11-20 22:21:10
Are u serious Fonda? "Slow" - American sounding? I think it's like nothing else on the American charts! It IS a bit of a dissapointment though... expected something more "danceable!" Also don't think it will do much on the American charts...

Replied by FondaCox
Post time: 2003-11-21 00:08:36
... I did say "a tad..."

Replied by Rohan
Post time: 2003-11-21 08:32:30
Yeah - quite low for Shania - probably means it'll be the last single off "Up!" in the UK (unless they decide to release that wretched "She's Not Just A Pretty Face" as well! ) It's a shame though - should have been released earlier if you ask me - one (two) of the best songs off the album!


From Webmaster
post time 2003-11-16 09:40:14
The new Enrique Iglesias single to be released soon - "Addicted", is HOT! See the video by clicking on the picture!

Replied by Popmaster
Post time: 2003-11-18 11:41:39
Yes, it's a good video.
The Enrique single is out this week, as well as Westlife, Girls Aloud & Alex Parks. Another tough battle for UK #1.
I predict:
1. Alex Parks
2. Westlife
4. Girls Aloud
6. Enrique
Will send this week's midweeks tomorrow when they become available. I would really like to see Alex Parks at #1 - it is such a good song!

BTW, interesting chart fact:
First week sales-
Busted - 55,033
Britney & Madonna - 48,751

Kylie's first week sales 2 weeks ago 41,434
Lylie last week: 18,088

Replied by CharlesX
Post time: 2003-11-18 22:57:14
Yeah - that IS interesting! Britney & Madonna should have released their single a week earlier!


From Fonda Cox
post time 2003-11-11 22:48:29
Westlife is releasing yet another cover version as their follow-up sinle to Mandy. This time it's Mr. Big's - Be With You (out in March).
Someone please stop them!

Replied by Rohan
Post time: 2003-11-13 09:50:40
Agreed! With all the money they have, and all the talented songwriters out there, why don't they pay for some decent, original songs? Makes one wonder what's to become of Westlife?

Replied by Popmaster
Post time: 2003-11-15 22:40:15
Have just heard the Westlife version of "Be With You" and it's rather fabulous! In fact - the whole new album is suprisingly good!

Replied by Webmaster
Post time: 2003-11-15 23:11:56
Well - surprise, surprise!


From Boertjie
post time 2003-11-13 21:20:58
Die Boer se roer is weer op "force majeure"! Dankie grote President, ek is vir eers op 'n ekskursie na die Stroom by die Pot, sal Dinsdag weer aantree vir aktiewe diens!

Kevin, enjoy your week-end, and I think it is time that you start learning to speak the "unofficial BI Language" - Afrikaans! Lekker voete stamp, ask Rohan what that means, he will be able to tell you!!

Die Boer

Replied by Rohan
Post time: 2003-11-14 00:05:55
Geniet Potch!

Replied by Kevin
Post time: 2003-11-15 22:34:42
Hi Die Boer,
Actually I have learned some Afrikaans from Rohan. Just he is too lazy to teach me more.


From Webmaster
post time 2003-11-14 10:34:53
OK - the new Pet Shop Boys single "Miracles" is absolutely fabulous, but predictions as to how it'll fare on the charts in the UK?

Replied by Rohan
Post time: 2003-11-14 17:43:10
okay slowcoaches... let me take the lead... "Miracles" will definitely make the Top 20 in the UK, and probably the Top 15, though I predict #10... especially since it's a return for them to their more electronic / dance -sound...

Replied by CharlesX
Post time: 2003-11-15 08:40:08
Yeah - one of their better songs in recent years... I predict #13!

Replied by McMarvyn
Post time: 2003-11-15 09:26:40
It will be a Top 20 hit - no doubt - maybe even Top 10.
Although snubbed by UK Radio1 (not playlisted at all) - it's A-listed on Radio2, which actually has more listeners, & the songs gets played almost 4 times daily.

It will featue on the HITS 57 compilation (very very popular) which will be released the same day as the single. So, only the die-hard fans, and those strapped-for-cash will be buying the single. Bit of a stupid move by the record company to allow the song to feature on a Hits compilation this early.


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