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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
979-The Stone Roses-She Bangs The Drum.
1990-Number 32 single.
Best Bit-At 1.07 John Squires Wall Of Sound chorus.
How could it ever come to pass she’ll be the first she’ll be the last to describe the way i feel.

The Stone Roses’ official music video for ‘She Bangs the Drums’. Click to listen to The Stone Roses on Spotify:

The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
994-Robin S-Show Me Love
1993-Number 6 single.
Best Bit-0.12 the songs iconic Bass Organ sound achieved from the Korg M1 synthesizer kicks in.This track is one of the most popular Dance songs of all time.

One of the biggest club and pop hits of 1993. Even Jason DeRulo
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Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars with ‘Uptown Funk’ becomes the 1st song this decade to achieve 7 weeks at Number 1. Since the turn of the century only 4 other songs have achieved or surpassed this feat.  In 2005 Tony Christie ft Peter Kay with ‘Is This The Way To Amarillo’ (7 weeks ), Gnarls Barkley in 2006 with ‘Crazy’ (9 weeks), Rihanna ft Jay Z with ‘Umbrella’ (10 weeks) in 2007 and Leona Lewis with ‘Bleeding Love’ (7 weeks)in 2007.

The surprise package which is Hozier continues his slow climb to the top with ‘Take Me To Church’ climbing another place to Number 2. It is now in its 27th week on the top 40, Hozier whose real name is Andrew Hozier –Byrne was born on 17th march 1990 in Bray County Wicklow Ireland, the song is also currently Number 2 in America behind ‘Uptown Funk’.

There are 7 new entries  this week with the highest charting at Number 3 for Fergie with’ l.A.Love(La La)’.Fergie whose birth name was Stacey Ann Ferguson legally changed her name to Fergie Duhamel after marrying Josh Duhamel in 2009. Fergie is best known as the female member of The Black Eyed Peas the group she joined back in 2003, with the group she has achieved 16 top 40 singles. This is not the 1st time Fergie has tasted success as a solo artist, back in 2006 she released her debut Album ‘Dutchess’ which provided her with 3 top 10 singles the most successful being ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’(Number 2-2007). Another notable achievement was singing as a featured artist on the David Guetta Number 1 from 2009 ‘Gettin Over You’.

The other new entry into the top 5 is at Number 5 for Kanye West ,Rihanna and Paul McCartney with ‘Four Five Seconds’, the song is the 1st single to be released from Rihannas as yet untitled 8t studio album to be released later on this year. West and McCartney are amongst the co writers of the song, McCartney doesn’t sing on the track but does play instruments. This is the 1st top 5 single for Paul McCartney since ‘We All Stand Together’ reached Number 3 in 1984.

In total there are 3 new songs inside this week’s top 10 and new in at Number 7 is Karen Harding with ‘Say Something’. Harding appeared in the 10th series of X-Factor but was eliminated at the boot camp stage, in 2014 she was approached by record producer MNEK and signed to Method records, this is her debut single.

New in at Number 13 is Hannah Wants and Chris Lorenzo with ‘Rhymes’, Wants and Lorenzo are both British producers who have teamed up for the track which features samples from both the Busta Rhymes song ‘Touch It’ and the Daft Punk song ‘Technologic’.

The new entry at Number 22 is for Maroon 5 with the 3rd single release from their 5th Album entitled ‘V’. The song is called ‘Sugar’ and is currently in the top 10 in America, this current track gives them their 16th UK top 40 single.

The new song to chart this week at Number 30 is from Selena Gomez with ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’. It is a new song added to her greatest hits album from last year called ‘For You’, this is her 2nd top 40 UK hit following on from ‘Come And Get It’ (Number 8-2013).

The  final new entry this week is at Number 33 for The Weeknd with ‘Earned It’. The Weeknd was born Abel Tesfaye in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada on February 16th 1990. Tesfaye says he adopted his stage name after dropping out of school at the age of 17, he left one weekend and never came home. The spelling was modified to avoid copyright issues with a Canadian band already named The Weekend, this is his 1st charting single as main artist but he did chart as featured artist back in 2012 on the Drake song ‘Crew Love’ (Number 38),he is also featured artist on the current Number 11 single ‘Elastic Heart’ from Sia. ‘Earned It’ appears on the soundtrack of the film ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ which also features tracks from Ellie Goulding, Beyonce, Frank Sinatra and The Rolling Stones amongst others.

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It is the 4th week of the New Year and we remain starved of new music on the UK top 40 singles chart. This week there is only 1 new entry and in fact in the whole month of January there have been only 7 new entries.

Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars with ‘Uptown Funk’ holds on to the Number 1 spot and now has achieved a 6th unconsequitive week at the top.  Ronsons LP ‘Uptown Special’ also holds the top spot on the Album chart. The last song to spend 6 weeks at Number 1 was ‘We Found Love’ from Rihanna ft Calvin Harris back in November 2011.The last song to spend 7 weeks at the top was ‘Bleeding Love’ from Leona Lewis during November and December 2007.

The only new entry this week is at Number 2 for Meghan Trainor who is no longer a one hit wonder. The follow up to ‘All About That Bass’ (4 weeks at Number 1 last year) is ‘Lips Are Movin’, as with ‘All About That Bass’ the song is co- written by Trainor and Kevin Kadish, Kadish also produced the track. The song has already peaked at Number 3 in Australia and Number 4 in America where it has sold over 1 million copies to date. Both songs feature on Trainors debut Album which is called ‘Title’.

Hozier holds on to the Number 3 spot with ‘Take Me to Church’ and Philip George drops 2 to Number 4 with ‘Wish You Were Mine’. Olly Murs ft Demi Lovato with ‘Up’ drops down 1 place to Number 5. Avicci whose song ‘The Nights’  was a new entry at Number 16 last week climbs 8 places, while last week’s other new entry from Sia with ‘Elastic Heart’ climbs 2 to 11. Echosmith with ‘Cool Kids’ continues to climb, it’s up another 11 places to Number 17 this week.

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Ed Sheeran returns to the top of the chart for a 2nd time with his song ‘Thinking Out Loud’ this week. It is already a record breaker in that no other song has ever entered the top 40 before and taken 19 weeks to get to Number 1 a feat it achieved on November 6th and now a full 5 weeks later it goes back to the top. It was the 3rd single released from his 2nd studio Album ‘X’ which is also the biggest selling Album of this year so far.

In total there are 4 new entries this week with the highest being at Number 2 for Union J with ‘You Got It All’. Union J were originally a trio consisting of Josh Cuthbert ,Jaymi Hensley and JJ Hamblett who auditioned for X Factor in 2012, George Shelley also auditioned as a solo artist but was persuaded to join the group, together they went on to finish 4th in that years competition. This current hit is their highest chart placing to date they have had 3 previous top 10 singles.

The other song to enter the top 10 is at Number 7 for Blonde featuring Melissa Steel with ‘I Loved You’. Blonde is a British duo who are tasting chart success for the first time, Bradford born Melissa Steel has now appeared on the top 40 4 times this year as lead artist, on her Number 10 hit ‘Kisses For Breakfast’ and as featured artist on the Kove song ‘Way We Are’ (Number 30) and the Krishane song ‘Drunk And Incapable (Number 27).

New in at Number 16 is Ella Henderson with the 3rd hit from her debut Album ‘Chapter One’, the song is called ‘Yours’, the previous 2 songs ‘Ghost’ and ‘Glow’ peaked at Number 1 and Number 7 respectively. Henderson was born Gabriella Michelle Ella Henderson on 12th January 1996 and finished 6th on the 9th series of X factor in 2012.

Ed Sheerans chart dominance looks set to continue, not only has he this week’s Number 1 single he also is at Number 30 with ‘Don’t’ which is now in its 24th charting week and he also has this week’s final new entry which is at Number 38 with the song ‘Make It Rain’. The track has been specially recorded to feature in the 7th and final series of the American television drama ‘Sons of Anarchy’.

Also this week there are 3 re-entries which all keep popping up at this time of year. Back with us at Number 17 is Mariah Carey with ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’, it was originally the Xmas Number 2 single of 1994 beaten to the top spot by East 17 with ‘Stay Another Day’. The song has gone on to be Mariah Careys most successful single selling to date in excess of 14 million copies worldwide, this is the 10th different year it has now charted. One place lower at Number 18 we welcome back another old friend in the form of The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl with ‘Fairytale of New York’, the song was the Xmas Number 2 single of 1987 beaten to the top that year by the Pet Shop Boys with their version of ‘Always on My Mind’. The Pogues return Fairytale to the chart for the 11th time, it is the most played xmas song of the 21st century. The xmas hatrick is completed by Wham new in at Number 39 with ‘Last Christmas’, this song was the xmas Number 2 of 1984 beaten to the top spot that year by the original Band Aid song ‘Do They Know Its Christmas’ which George Michael also appeared on. The song ‘Last Christmas’ was a double a side in its original format with ‘Everything She Wants’ on the flip side, it is the biggest selling UK single to have never got to Number 1.

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This week there are a massive 9 new entries, more than on any other week so far this year and all the new top 3 are brand new songs.

One charity song makes way for another as Gareth Malone’s All Star Choir with ‘Wake Me Up’ makes way for Band Aid 30 with ‘Do They Know Its Christmas’. This is the 4th incarnation of the song, it originally topped the chart and was the Christmas Number 1 in 1984. Five years later in 1989 it was re-recorded and again became the Christmas chart topper. The only two artists to appear on both of these recordings were Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward of Bananarama, in 2004 the song was once again re-recorded this time Bono and Paul McCartney who had sang on the 1984 version were the only two to sing on the 1st and 3rd versions joined by big names of the day. The song was the Christmas Number 1 for a 3rd time in 2004, this time to benefit Sudans troubled Darfur region, it became the biggest selling song of that year. This new version with some different lyrics recorded under the name of Band Aid 30 is to raise money, with all contributions going towards battling the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. Bono performs for a 3rd time on a band aid single and it was recorded at the Sarm West Studios in Notting Hill London the same venue as the original 30 years ago.

Clean bandit featuring Jess Glynne are a new entry at Number 2, two members of the group  Grace Chatto (chello) and Milan Neil Amin Smith(drums) play on the Band Aid 30 single. This is the 7th track to be released from the deluxe edition of their debut Album ‘New Eyes’ and the 4th to go top 20. This combination of Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne have been to Number 1 back in February with one of the year’s biggest hits ‘Rather Be’. Also this year ‘Extraordinary’ peaked at Number 5, their other hit was ‘Mozarts House (Number 17) last year.25 year old Jess Glynne is from  Muswell  Hill in London, she too has  had a very successful year with 2 Number 1’s as featured artist, the aforementioned ‘Rather Be’ and also as vocalist on Route 94’s ‘My Love’. She has also charted as a solo artist when reaching number 6 earlier on this year with ‘Right Here’.

New in at Number 3 is Olly Murs ft  Travie Mccoy with ‘Wrapped Up’, it is the lead single from his upcoming 4th Album ‘Never Been Better’. Olly Murs also sings on the Band Aid single. As main artist he has now had 12 hit singles, this is his 5th top 3 song the other 4 all made Number 1.Travie Mccoy is from New York, as well as being a solo artist in his own right he is also the lead singer of the Gym Class Heroes. This is his 4th hit as featured artist, as main artist he is best known for the 2010 UK Number 3 single ‘Billionaire’ which featured Bruno Mars.

The 4th new entry is at Number 5 for David Guetta , the song is the 4th track from his 6th studio Album’ Listen’ .Of the 3 previous tracks ‘Lovers On The Sun’ was the most successful reaching Number 1 earlier on this year, Guetta has now charted an impressive 27 times with a host of different vocalists.

The 5th new entry into the top 10 is at Number 8 for Wretch 32 with ‘6 Words’. He was born Jermaine Scott Sinclair in Tottenham London in 1985, his mother was from Jamaica where Wretch means slim or skinny. She called him Wretch as a child, he states that the Number 32 is his lucky Number (pronounced three two) and thought it would be fun to have it as a surname. This is his 6th top 40 hit, ‘Don’t Go’ ft Josh Kumra was Number 1 back in 2011.

Manchester based boy band Rixton follow up their debut hit ‘Me And My Broken Heart’ which was  a  Number 1 single with ‘Wait On Me’ which enters at Number 12. Rixton are Jake Roche, Charley Bagnall, Danny Wilkin and Lewi Morgan.

One Direction release the 2nd track from their current Number 1 Album ‘Four’, it is called ‘Night Games’.’Steal My Girl’ is still riding high at Number 6 having peaked as high as 3 earlier on this month, this is their 13th top 40 single and they also appear on the current Number 1 from Band Aid 30.

Another boy band also have a new entry this week as Australia’s 5 Seconds Of Summer chart for the 4th time this year, this time with ‘Good Girls’ at Number 19. All 4 hits appear on their self titled debut Album ,they are ‘She Looks So Perfect’ (Number 1) ‘Don’t Stop’ (Number 2) and ‘Amnesia’(Number 7).

The 9th and final new entry this week is at Number 26 for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds with ‘In the Heat of the Moment’, it is the 1st track to be released from their 2nd Album to be called ‘Chasing Yesterday’. Their self titled debut Album back in 2011 produced 2 hit singles, ‘The Death of You and Me’ (Number 15) and ‘Aka What A Life’ (Number 20).

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Cheryl  achieves the 33rd different Number 1 of 2014 with her 9th single release called ‘I Don’t Care, it is the 2nd track to be released from her 4th studio Album called ‘Only Human’ the previous single ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ ft Tinie Tempah was also Number 1 back in August for one week. In total  Cheryl has now had 5 solo Number 1’s and a further 4 with her previous band Girls Aloud.

Dropping 1 place to Number 2 is ‘Thinking Out Loud’ from Ed Sheeran and also slipping down a place to Number 3 is Meghan Trainors ‘All About That Bass’. Climbing an amazing 22 places to Number 4 is ‘All Of Me’ from John Legend now in its 43rd week on the chart, its peak position so far has been Number 2.

In total there are 4 new entries this week, the other song to debut inside the top 10 is for Calvin Harris ft Ellie Goulding with ‘Outside’. This is the 2nd time these two have collaborated as their song ‘I Need Your Love’ reached  Number 4 last year, Calvin Harris has now charted 19 times as lead artist he also has 3 songs in this week’s top 40, ‘Outside’(Number 6) ‘Blame(Number 11) and ‘Open Wide’ (Number 33).

Born in Chichester on 24th November 1990 Tom Odell achieves his 2nd top 40 single with ‘Real Love ‘at Number 21, the track has been chosen as this year’s prestigious John Lewis advert .The song is a cover version of the very last recorded Beatles single ‘Real Love’, originally written by John Lennon in 1979 it was released by the three remaining Beatles in 1996 reaching Number 4 in the UK and Number 11 in America. Tom Odells previous chart hit was back in 2012 when ‘Another Love’ peaked at Number 10.

Irish band The Script now have two songs in this week’s top 40, ‘Superheroes’ peaked at Number 3 back in September, it is currently at 23 and the follow up release ‘No Good In Goodbye’ is new in at 26. Both songs are taken from their new 4th studio Album ‘No Sound Without Silence’.

The final new entry this week is at Number 35, it is the 3rd single from the new Nicki Minaj Album ‘The Pinkprint’, the song is called ‘Only’ and features Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown. Nicki Minaj now has 2 songs on the current top 40 as ‘Anaconda’ in its 5th week is at Number 24.

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Just 3 new entries this week and 2 re-entries, but a brand new Number 1.

After 4 weeks on top ‘All About That bass’ from Meghan trainor slips down 1 place to Number 2 as Ed Sheeran hits the top spot with ‘Thinking Out Loud’, it has certainly taken its time to peak as it’s now in its 19th week on the top 40. This is Ed Sheerans 2nd Number 1, the previous one being ‘Sing’ earlier on this year.

Taylor Swift climbs 1 place to Number 3 with ‘Shake It Off’ , Jesse J and co remain at 4 with ‘Bang Bang’ and ‘Don’t Tell Em’ from Jeremih climbs 1to Number 5.

The highest new entry is at Number 6 for Parra For Cuva ft Anna Naklab with ‘Wicked Games’. The original version of this song called ‘Wicked Game’ was a 1991 Number 10 hit for Chris Isaak, this new version is by German house music producer Parra For Cuva has also been a top 20 hit in Belgium and the Netherlands.

New in at Number 23 is the latest offering from Calvin Harris ft  Big Sean with ‘Open Wide’, the song is as yet not an official release and has charted through streaming only, it appears on his new Album called ‘Motion’ which was released this week .Calvin  Harris has had 2 Number 1 singles already this year, ‘Summer’ and ‘Blame’.

The other new entry is at Number 29 for One Republic with ‘I Lived’, it is the 4th release from their 3rd studio Album. ‘Native’,’ If I Lose myself’, ‘Counting Stars’ and ‘Love Runs Out’ were all top 10 hits.

There are 2 re-entries Idina Menzel with her song from the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack is back for a 3rd time with ‘Let It Go’ at Number 36 and One Republic who peaked at Number 3 a few weeks back with ‘Love Runs Ou’t climbs 17 places to re-enter at Number 38.

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Meghan Trainor holds on to the Number 1 spot for the 4th week running and now equals the longest time spent at the top this year along with Pharrell Williams with ‘Happy’ and Clean Bandit with ‘Rather Be’.  Ed Sheeran now in his 18th week on the top 40 with ‘Thinking Out Loud’ reaches a new peak at Number 2.

In total there are 4 new entries and 1 re-entry this week, the highest new entry is at Number 3 for Waze , Odyssey and R Kelly with ‘Bump And Grind 2014’. The original version from R Kelly peaked at Number 8 in the UK in 1994 but was an American Number 1, this new mix has been put together by the British house music producers Waze and Oddyssey using the vocals of R Kelly and sampling the music of the Nightcrawlers  1993 Number 3 song  ‘Push The Feeling on’.

The other new song to enter the top 10 is at Number 9 for Fuse ODG with his latest offering featuring Angel called ‘Tina’, this is the 5th top 40 single he has achieved and his 3rd one this year,  his most successful to date was Dangerous Love peaking at Number 4, all 5 tracks will appear on his debut Album also called ‘Tina’ which stands for this is new Africa, Angel adds vocals to the track, he has had one hit of his own back in 2012 when ‘Wonderful’ reached Number 9 and he also has had one other charting song as a featured artist in 2013 when ‘Lights On’ from Wiley also peaked at Number 9.

Maroon 5 now have 2 songs on the chart, the 1st  release from their Album ‘V’,  the song ‘Maps’ is this week’s Number 36 but the follow up single ‘Animals’ charts at 32, it is their 14th top 40 single since ‘Harder To Breathe’  reached Number 13 back in 2002.

The 4th new entry is at Number 39 for Taylor Swift with ‘Welcome to New York’, ‘Shake It Off’ is still riding high at Number 5 this week giving her 2 top 40 singles currently. Both tracks are taken from her upcoming 5th studio Album to be called ‘1989’ and ‘Welcome to New York’ will be the opening song.

The one re-entry is at Number 40 for Clean Bandit with ‘Rather Be’, the track was Number 1 back in February and has re-climbed back into the top 40 from last week’s Number 43.

As always enjoy the music.