Daily Number Ones for the week starting the 26th of February.

No.1 singles from Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A., Canada, Germany, England and Ireland plus albums from Oz, NZ, US, Canada and England too, with a full layout at Daily Number Ones.

1Monday the 26th of February

2018: Check out my weekly Chartifacts for this week info at the Noise11 website.

2007: While the Fall Out Boy album “Infinity on High” held at the top in New Zealand (3 of 6 wks), the albums lead single “This Ain’t a Scene (it’s an Arms Race)” for the band spent a single week at the top there too, and Hinder held the top of both charts in Australia too, with their song “Lips of an Angle” (5 of 7 wks) and their album “Extreme Behavior” began a three week stay at No.1 in Oz. The Justin Timberlake song “What Goes Around… Comes Around” topped the charts in America, with “Ruby” for The Kaiser Chiefs in England and Herbert Gronemeyer with “Lied 1-Stuck vom Himmel” in Germany all spending a single week as the No.1 song in their respective countries, while former UK No.1 song “Grace Kelly” by Mika held in Ireland, while his debut album was knocked off the top spot in England by a returning Amy Winehouse with her second set “Back to Black” (3 of 6 wks). Canada held onto the U2 track “Window in the Skies” (5 of 8 wks) and also the Norah Jones album “Not too Late” (2 of 5 wks), which also returned to the No.1 spot in America (2 of 3 wks).

2001: The Shaggy album “Hot Shot” held again in America (3 of 6 wks), returned to the top in New Zealand (3 of 4 wks) and started a ten week run at the summit in Canada, while last weeks No.1 single there was the Madonna track “Don’t Tell Me”, which this week logged a solo week at the top in New Zealand, and was replaced in Canada by the dance track “Sandstorm” for Darude. Local Irish singer Samantha Mumba logged one week at the top in her home country with “Always Come Back to Your Love“, while the new No.1 in Germany for six weeks were the winners of their Popstars Series 1 and No Angels with their track “Daylight in Your Eyes“. Dido and her “No Angel” set remained the No.1 album in the UK (4 of 7 wks), and Atomic Kitten logged a fourth and final week as the No.1 song in England, Joe and Mystikal held again as the No.1 song in America with “Stutter” (2 of 4 wks), while it was the sixth and final week at the top in Australia for both the “Coyote Ugly” soundtrack and it’s lead single “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” by LeAnn Rimes.

1995: There were no changes at the top on this day in 1995, with Australia holding onto “Another Night” by MC Sar and The Real McCoy (3 of 6 wks), America with “Take a Bow” for Madonna (2 of 7 wks), Germany and the Vangelis song from the film ‘1492’ and “Conquest of Paradise” (2 of 11 wks), “Think Twice” for Celine Dion in both England (4 of 7 wks) and Ireland (7 of 9 wks), with her album “The Colour of My Love” the No.1 set in England also (5 of 7 wks). It was the last week at No.1 for “Tomorrow” by Silverchair in New Zealand and “Bang in Blame” for R.E.M. in Canada, with the No.1 albums remaining being the “Priscilla” soundtrack in N.Z. (3 of 5 wks), “The Hits” for Garth Brooks in America (8th & final wk) and “Dookie” for Green Day in Canada (6 of 8 wks), while returning to the top in Australia for a fourth and final week was the Janet Jackson set “janet”.

1979: The former N.Z., U.S. and Canadian No.1 song for Chic and “Le Freak” began a five week stay at the summit in Australia, while the new chart-topper in Canada was “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” for Rod Stewart for a four week stay, while that same song was logging its fourth and final week at the top in America, with his album “Blondes Have More Fun” on hold in Australia (5 of 6 wks) and beginning a two week stay as the No.1 album in Canada, and being replaced in America by the new Bee Gees album “Spirits Having Flown” for six weeks at No.1 there. The Village People still had the top of two charts with “Y.M.C.A.” in both New Zealand (2nd & final wk) and Germany (9 of 10 wks), while ABBA was logging their third and final week at No.1 in Ireland with “Chiquitita” and in England Blondie held the top of both charts with their single “Heart of Glass” (4th & final wk) and its parent album “Parallel Lines” (2 of 4 wks).

1973: The Elton John album “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player” started a two week run at the top in America and remained as the No.1 album in England also (3 of 6 wks), while the albums single “Crocodile Rock” held again in Canada (2 of 4 wks). America again had the Roberta Flack song “Killing Me Softly with His Song” (2 of 5 wks), and “You’re So Vain” for Carly Simon was again the No.1 song in Australia (2 of 7 wks) and it started a four week run as the top seller in New Zealand, with her album “No Secrets” at the top in Canada (5 of 7 wks). The Sweet logged a final week at the top with “Blockbuster” in both England (5th wk) and Ireland (2nd wk), while English band Slade and their “Slayed?” album held the top spot in Australia (4 of 6 wks).

1966: The Beatles held the top spot on both charts in Australia with the double-sided single “We Can Work it Out”/”Day Tripper” (7th & final wk) and the album “Rubber Soul” (1 of 11 wks), while Aussie act The Seekers logged a fourth and final week as the No.1 song in New Zealand with “The Carnival is Over”. The new No.1 song in America was “Ballad of the Green Berets” by Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Barry Sadler for a five week stay there, which took over from “These Boots are Made for Walkin'” by Nancy Sinatra which held again in England (2 of 4 wks) and was also moved off the top spot in Ireland by local singer Dickie Rock and “Come Back to Stay” (4 wk stay). The new No.1 song in Canada was about local ice-hockey star Eddie Shack (1959 to 1975) titled “Clear the Track, Here Comes Shack” by local band Douglas Rankine & the Secrets for a two week stay, while Germany continued with “Yesterday Man” for Chis Andrews (3 of 6 wks), with the No.1 album in England again “The Sound of Music” soundtrack (23 of 70 wks), and Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass took over from themselves with the No.1 album in America from “Whipped Cream” to now a six week stay for “Going Places“.

1955: There were no new No.1’s in the three chart countries this week, with Australia again having “Hold My Hand” by both Don Cornell or Nat King Cole at the top (5 of 6 wks), while Ruby Murray held the top in England with “Sfotly, Softly” (2 of 3 wks) and The McGuire Sisters and “Sincerely” was the US No.1 song (4 of 6 wks), with their No.1 album being “Music, Martini’s and Memories” by Jackie Gleason (3 of 4 wks).

1949: It was the seventh and final week at No.1 in America for the Evelyn Knight track “A Little Bird Told Me”, while the highest selling US album again was the ‘Words and Music’ soundtrack (4 of 6 wks). “Buttons and Bows” held the top in Australia (7 of 12 wks) for Dinah Shore and Kay Kyser and His Orchestra or Freddy Martin’s version of “On a Slow Boat to China” (4 of 7 wks) was the No.1 in England.

Tomorrow we look back at 2017, 2012, 2006, 2000, 1994, 1989, 1984, 1978, 1965, 1960, 1954 and 1944

Compiled, researched and written by Music and Chart Historian Gavin Ryan.

2Daily Number Ones for the 27th of February.

No.1 singles from Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A., Canada, Germany, England and Ireland plus albums from Oz, NZ, US, Canada and England too, with a full layout at Daily Number Ones.

2017: The soundtrack for the second ’50 Shades’ film and “Fifty Shades Darker” saw its album land at the top in both America and Canada for a single week, while local Aussie act Busby Marou logged a solo week at the top here with their third set “Postcards from the Shell House“. Another soundtrack in ‘Moana’ was at the top in New Zealand (4 of 5 wks) and local UK artist Rag’N’Bone Man saw his debut album “Human” remain for a second and final week. The Ed Sheeran track “Shape of You” ruled all seven singles charts with a fourth week in America, a sixth week at the top in both Canada and Germany and a seventh stay at No.1 in Australia, New Zealand, England and Ireland.

2012: Last weeks New Zealand No.1 song “Part of Me” for Katy Perry logged a single stay at the top in both America and Canada, while it was replaced in N.Z. by third season X-Factor Australia winner Reece Mastin and his debut song “Good Night” for two weeks, while his self-titled album was their No.1 set for one week too. Flo Rida and Sia logged a sixth and final week at the top in Australia with “Wild Ones” and in Ireland Emeli Sande was in the No.1 slot for a second and last week with “Next to Me”. Returning to the top in England was the Gotye and Kimbra song “Somebody That I Used to Know” (2 of 5 wks), and the No.1 album in four of the five chart countries was “21” by Adele in Australia (29 of 32 wks), America (21 of 24 wks), Canada (30 of 35 wks) and England (returns for 21 of 23 wks).

2006: Bob Sinclar logged a second and final week as the No.1 song in Australia with “Love Generation”, which also started a five week run at the top in Germany, while Madonna had two No.1 songs in “Hung Up” in Canada (10 of 15 wks) and the follow-up “Sorry” spent a week at the top in England. The new No.1 song in Ireland was “Jumbo Breakfast Roll” for Irish comedian and actor Pat Shortt for a six week run there, while continuing at the top was Chris Brown in New Zealand with “Run it!” (3 of 4 wks) and “Check on it” for Beyonce (5th & final wk) in America. Last weeks UK four-week running No.1 and debut set for The Arctic Monkeys and “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” spent a single week at the top in Australia, replacing the Jack Johnson set “Sing-a-Longs and Lullabies from ‘Curious George’“, which now logged a single week at the top in N.Z. and began a four week stay in Canada, while his previous album “In Between Dreams” spent a solo week at the top in England, with the new US set being “Ghetto Classics” for rapper Jaheim.

2000: The only No.1 song on hold this week was Australia with the Chris Franklin comedy track “Bloke” for a second and final week, with All Saints landing at the top with “Pure Shores” in both England (2 wk stay) and Ireland (1 wk stay), US singer-songwriter Beth Hart topped the New Zealand singles chart for one week with “L.A. Song“, pop-country act Lonestar began a two week stay in America with “Amazed“, Backstreet Boys logged the first of two weeks as the No.1 song in Canada with “Show Me the Meaning of being Lonely” and in Germany local act French Affair took the top spot with “My Heart Goes Boom (Ladidada)” for a three week run. The only new No.1 album though was in Australia were the Moby set “Play” began a three week run at the top, while holding were N.Z. with “Californication” (3 of 6 wks) for Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Rise” for Gabrielle in England (3rd & final wk), while the Santana set “Supernatural” was at the top in both America (8 of 12 wks) and Canada (4 of 8 wks).

1994: Last week six of the seven chart countries had cover songs at the top, this week its down to five, with the new No.1 in New Zealand being for local act The Muttonbirds and “The Heater” for a single week, while the other original No.1 was in Germany with “All for Love” by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting (3 of 4 wks), with Bryan’s collection of hits “So Far So Good” logging its last week at the top in both Australia (14th wk) and New Zealand (13th wk). The Mariah Carey album “Music Box” returned to the top in both America (7 of 8 wks) and England (2 of 6 wks), while the albums current single “Without You” held the top spot in both Ireland (2 of 5 wks) and England (2 of 4 wks). The Celine Dion cover of “The Power of Love” held for a final week in both America (4th wk) and Canada (2nd wk), where her album “The Colour of My Love” was their No.1 set too (10 of 13 wks), while the Australian No.1 song for a fourth and final week was the remake of “Give it Up” for Cut N’ Move.

1989: The Prince track from 1986 and “Kiss” was covered by UK act The Art of Noise with vocals by 60’s legend Tom Jones, the song logging a solo week at the top in New Zealand, while the new US No.1 was “Lost in Your Eyes” by pop singer Debbie Gibson for a three week stay. Simple Minds held the top spot in both Ireland (2nd & final wk) and England (1 of 2 wks) with their track “Belfast Child”, while Irish act U2 held for a second and final week in Canada with “Angel of Harlem”. The Proclaimers and their sing-a-long track “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” was at the top in Australia (3 of 5 wks), with Germany holding onto the Robin Beck track “The First Time” (5 of 7 wks). The Traveling Wilburys held the top albums spot in both Australia (2nd & final wk) and Canada (5 of 9 wks), while it was the last week at the top for both the “Cocktail” soundtrack in New Zealand (2nd wk) and “Don’t Be Cruel” for Bobby Brown in America (6th wk), while in England the third album for local act Simply Red called “A New Flame” began a seven week run at the top there.

1984: Four of the seven tracks this week in ’84 were spending their last weeks at the top, with “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood in England (5th wk), Cyndi Lauper in Ireland with “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” (2nd wk), “Red, Red Wine” for UB40 in Canada (2nd wk) and in Germany the Nino de Angelo song “Jenseits von Eden” (7th wk). Holding for another week were “Love is a Battlefield” by Pat Benetar (3 of 5 wks) in Australia, “Maggie” for Foster and Allen in New Zealand (2 of 4 wks) and the Van Halen track “Jump” (2 of 5 wks) in America. U2 scored a one week stay in N.Z. with their live set “Under a Blood Red Sky“, and in England the fourth album for the local trio The Thompson Twins and “Into the Gap” began a three week stay at No.1 there. Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” held again in Australia (9 of 11 wks) and America (31 of 37 wks), while the Culture Club set “Colour by Numbers” held in Canada (7 of 12 wks).

1978: The ABBA track “Take a Chance on Me” held again in England (2 of 3 wks) and logged a single week at the top in Ireland, while their set “ABBA-The Album” was again at the top in New Zealand (3 of 5 wks) and the UK (4 of 7 wks). The “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack held the top in both Canada (2 of 22 wks) and America (7 of 24 wks), while the single from the album “Stayin’ Alive” remained in Canada (2 of 4 wks) and was replaced in America by the Bee Gees’ brother Andy Gibb with “(Love is) Thicker Than Water” for a two week stay there. The Wings track “Mull of Kintyre” was down to two No.1 slots this week in New Zealand (6 of 7 wks) and Germany (5 of 10 wks), while it was replaced in Australia by the first new No.1 of the year and the Bonnie Tyler track “It’s a Heartache” (4 wk stay), while the No.1 album in Oz was “Simple Dreams” for Linda Ronstadt (3 of 5 wks).

1965: The local Australian folk group The Seekers took out the top spot in England with “I’ll Never Find Another You” for a two week stay, with the track later in March topping the charts here, while the new US No.1 song for a single week was “My Girl” for The Temptations, their first of four chart-topping songs there, while it knocked off “This Diamond Ring” for Gary Lewis and the Playboys which held for a third and final week at the summit in Canada, while it was also the last stay at No.1 in Ireland for local singer Brendan Bowyer and “The Hucklebuck” (7th wk). Cliff Richard was again at the top in Germany with his cover of “Spanish Harlem” (3 of 4 wks), and in Australia The Rolling Stones logged a second (of 3) week with “Under the Boardwalk”/”Walking the Dog”, while their second album “The Rolling Stones No.2” returned to the top in England (4 of 10 wks), replacing “Beatles for Sale”, which held in Australia (4 of 11 wks) and the same album/different titled in America as “Beatles ’65” (9th & final wk).

1960: The Crash Craddock song “Boom Boom Baby” returned to the top in Australia (3 of 4 wks) after one week away from the top-spot, while holding for another week were “Theme from ‘A Summer Place'” for Percy Faith in America (3 of 9 wks), “He’ll Have to Go” for Jim Reeves (4 of 6 wks) in Canada, “Marina” for Rocco Granata (9 of 13 wks) in Germany and it was the fourth and final stay in England for the Anthony Newley song “Why”, while the No.1 albums were “South Pacific” (70 of 115 wks) in England and the original cast recording for “The Sound of Music” (4 of 12 wks) in America.

1954: The third (of 4) No.1’s in Australia for crooner Tony Bennett and “Rags to Riches” began a five week run at the top here, while holding in America was the Doris Day track from ‘Calamity Jane’ and “Secret Love” (2 of 3 wks) and in England the Eddie Calvert rendition of “Oh My Papa” (8 of 9 wks) held the No.1 slot, while the No.1 US album again was the Jackie Gleason compilation “Music for Lovers Only” (34 of 36 wks).

1944: The new No.1 song in America was “Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)” for Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra for a seven week run, while it was the thirteenth and final week in England for “If I Had My Way” by both Bing Crosby and Harry Roy & His Band, with Australia continuing with “You’ll Never Know” for both Vera Lynn and Joe Loss & his Orchestra (4 of 13 wks).

Tomorrow we look back at 2011, 2005, 1999, 1993, 1983, 1977, 1972, 1959, 1953 and 1943. PLUS the three leap-years of 2016, 1988 and 1964 will be included for 29th of Feb.

Compiled, researched and written by Music and Chart Historian Gavin Ryan.

3Daily Number Ones for the 28th & 29th of February.

No.1 singles from Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A., Canada, Germany, England and Ireland plus albums from Oz, NZ, US, Canada and England too, with a full layout at Daily Number Ones.

Wednesday the 28th of February (you’ll also find the 29th of Feb at the bottom too).

2011: Last weeks mass No.1 “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga held again in both America (2 of 6 wks) and Canada (2 of 7 wks), while it was replaced in Australia by a returning Rihanna with “S&M (3 of 5 wks) and in Ireland by the return to the top for “Price Tag” for Jessie J. with B.o.B (2nd & final wk), that song also starting a two week residency at the summit in New Zealand also. Former No.1’s in the six other countries and “Grenade” by Bruno Mars began a six week run at No.1 in Germany, while Adele with “Someone Like You” held again in England (2 of 5 wks), with her second album “21” their No.1 album too (5 of 23 wks), while it reclaimed the top spot in N.Z. also (3 of 38 wks). The Michael Buble album “Crazy Love” held again in Australia (5 of 6 wks), while the Justin Bieber remix album “Never Say Never-The Remixes” topped both the US and Canadian LP charts for a single week.

2005: The current No.1 in Australia was “Over and Over”  by Nelly with Tim McGraw, which also took out the top spot in England (1 wk stay) and Ireland (3 wk stay), while the new US No.1 song was “Candy Shop” for 50 Cent with Olivia for a nine week stay there, knocking off “Let Me Love You” by Mario which began a five week run as the No.1 in New Zealand. U2 landed a new No.1 song in Canada with “All Because of You” (5 wk stay), with Germany again placing the Schnappi song at No.1 (8 of 10 wks). The debut album for The Killers and “Hot Fuss” topped the albums chart in Australia, the Ray Charles duets album “Genius Loves Company” was the new US No.1 set and in England the third album and second No.1 occurred for Doves with “Some Cities“, all staying for a single week at the top, while it was the sixth and final week in N.Z. for “Songs About Jane” for Maroon 5 and Green Day held again in Canada with “America Idiot” (7 of 9 wks).

1999: Four of the seven singles charts had the Britney Spears debut single “…Baby, One More Time” in Australia (2 of 9 wks), New Zealand (2 of 4 wks), Ireland (2 of 6 wks) and it started in England (2 wk stay), while her same-titled album was the top seller in America (4 of 6 wks) and Canada (5 of 9 wks), who had a new No.1 song with the Cher track “Believe” for a single week. America had the Monica track “Angel of Mine” for a fourth and final week, while in Germany the Emelia song “Big, Big World” was the top seller again (6 of 7 wks). Shania Twain again held the top LP spot in Australia with “Come on Over” (4 of 20 wks), while Creed again ruled in New Zealand with “My Own Prison” (2 of 3 wks), with The Corrs set “Talk on Corners” returning to the top in England (7 of 10 wks).

1993: “The Bodyguard” soundtrack ruled four albums charts this week in Australia (5th & final wk), New Zealand (6 of 8 wks), America (13 of 20 wks) and Canada (9 of 10 wks), while the Whitney Houston track “I Will Always Love You” held again in only two countries this week of N.Z. (9 of 12 wks) and Germany (6th & final wk). The first new No.1’s of the year occurred in three countries, with Australia beginning a four week stay for the Sonia Dada track “You Don’t Treat me No Good“, while it was a one week stay for both “A Whole New World” (from ‘Aladdin’) for Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle in America and “Steam” by Peter Gabriel in Canada. Chris Moore in Ireland logged a fifth and final week at the top with “This Time” and in England they again had “No Limit” for 2 Unlimited (3 of 5 wks), while their new No.1 album was the debut set for London act East 17 and “Walthamstow” for a single week.

1983: The fourth (of 15) No.1 single in America for Michael Jackson occurred when the second single from his current US chart-topping album “Thriller” (2 of 37 wks) began a seven week run in “Billie Jean“, while the Kajagoogoo debut single “Too Shy” held again in England (2nd & final wk) and logged a single week at the top in Ireland. The Marvin Gaye single “Sexual Healing” logged its final week at the top in both Germany (2nd wk) and New Zealand (6th wk), while continuing at the top were “Gloria” for Laura Branigan in Australia (4 of 7 wks) and “Major Tom” for Peter Schilling in Germany (3 of 8 wks). The third successive hits collection took over the top spot in Australia with the Olivia Newton-John set “Greatest Hits Volume 3“, the Simon and Garfunkel live album “The Concert in Central Park” was the new No.1 in N.Z., and The Stray Cats third album “Built for Speed” was at the top in Canada, all three albums spending two weeks at the top, while in England the Men at Work debut set “Business as Usual” spent its fifth and final week at No.1.

1977: The Leo Sayer UK No.1 song “When I Need You” logged a second (of 3) week at the top there, while it began a three week stay at No.1 in Ireland, while in America “Evergreen” by Barbra Streisand began a three week run as their chart-topping single from their current No.1 album and soundtrack for “A Star is Born” (4 of 6 wks). Smokie were again at the top in Germany with “Living Next Door to Alice” (2 of 9 wks) and the duo Pussyfoot held in Australia with “The Way You Do it” (5 of 7 wks), while there were new No.1’s in both New Zealand and “Cocaine” for J.J. Cale and “Torn Between Two Lovers” for Mary MacGregor in Canada, both for a single week at the top, while they also returned the “Frampton Comes Alive!” album for Peter Frampton to the top for seventeenth and final week. The Eagles held again with their “Hotel California” album in both Australia (7 of 12 wks) and New Zealand (2 of 4 wks), while holding at the top in England were The Shadows with “20 Golden Greats” (2 of 6 wks).

1972:There were new one-week stays in both Australia with “Brand New Key” for Melanie and “Desiderata” for Les Crane in New Zealand, while the new chart-topping song in Canada with “Love Me, Love Me, Love ” by local singer Frank Mills for a two week stay there. The original Nilsson rendition of “Without You” held again in America (3 of 4 wks), Chicory Tip ruled in the UK with “Son of My Father” (2 of 3 wks) and returning to the top in Ireland were Barleycorn and “The Men Behind the Wire” (4 of 5 wks), while it was the fourth and final week at No.1 in Germany for Daisy Door and “Highlights of My Dream”. The Don McLean album “American Pie” logged its seventh and final week at the top in America, while it continued at the summit in Canada (5 of 9 wks), with the self-titled Neil Reid album at No.1 in England (2 of 3 wks) and the Cat Stevens set “Teaser and the Firecat” the highest selling in Australia again (11 of 15 wks).

1959: Teen heart-throb and future movie star Frankie Avalon scored his first (of two) No.1 single in America with “Venus” (5 wk stay), while The Chipmunks landed their second chart-topping single in Canada as “Alvin’s Harmonica” spent a single week at the top. Remaining as No.1 songs were “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” for The Platters in Australia (3 of 10 wks), “Tom Dooley” by The Nilson Brothers in Germany (5 of 7 wks) and “As I Love You” for Shirley Bassey in England (2 of 4 wks). The Henry Mancini TV soundtrack “The Music from Peter Gunn” held the top albums spot in America (3 of 10 wks), while in England the “South Pacific” soundtrack held the summit (18 of 115 wks).

1953:The new No.1 song in Australia was “Because You’re Mine” for both Mario Lanza and Nat King Cole for a two week stay, while it was the fourth (of 5) week at the top for both America with “Till I Waltz Again with You” by Teresa Brewer and in England with “Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes” by Perry Como.

1943: It was the start of a thirteen week run for “I’ve Heard That Song Before” by Harry James & His Orchestra in America, while in England “My Devotion” for Hutch, Geraldo or Victor Silvester (5 of 9 wks) was again at the top and in Australia the Bing Crosby song “I Don’t Want to Walk Without You” (4 of 17 wks) was the No.1.

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As 2018 doesn’t have a February 29th, below are the three years which landed No.1’s during a leap-year.

2016: The only new No.1 on this day was for America with the Rihanna and Drake teaming “Work” for a nine week stay, which held off “7 Years” by Lukas Graham from their summit, while it was at the top in Australia, New Zealand (both 2 of 8 wks), England (3 of 5 wks) and Ireland (2 of 5 wks). Local Canadian Justin Bieber held for a second and final week with his former worldwide No.1 track “Love Yourself” and Alan Walker with “Faded” was at the top in Germany (2 of 10 wks). Local Aussie hip-hop act The Hilltop Hoods landed their fifth No.1 album here as their previous two albums were infused with an orchestra to create “Drinking from the Sun, Walking Under Stars: Restrung” for a two week stay at No.1, while New Zealand continued with the David Bowie collection “Nothing Has Changed” (3 of 4 wks), with the Adele set “25” returning to No.1 in the USA (9 of 10 wks) and holding in both Canada (11 of 12 wks) and England (9 of 13 wks).

1988: The first UK No.1 single for Kylie Minogue and “I Should Be So Lucky” remained at the top there (2 of 5 wks) and began a two week stay as the No.1 song in Ireland. The M/A/R/R/S track “Pump up the Volume” began a three week stay as the No.1 song in Canada, while it was replaced in New Zealand by the Belinda Carlisle song “Heaven is a Place on Earth” for a four week run there. It was the last week at the top for “Always on My Mind” for the Pet Shop Boys (6th wk) in Germany and “Father Figure” for George Michael in America (2nd wk) with his album “Faith” their No.1 album too (6 of 12 wks), while Australia held onto “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” for Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes (5 of 6 wks) from the ‘Dirty Dancing’ soundtrack which topped the album charts in Australia (3 of 8 wks), Canada (3 of 14 wks) and N.Z. (1 of 7 wks), while again the No.1 set in England was the Terence Trent D’Arby debut album “Introducing the Hardline According to…” (6 of 9 wks).

1964: The Beatles song “I Want to Hold Your Hand” held again in both America (6 of 7 wks) and Canada (4 of 6 wks), while the song also began a nine week stay at the top in Germany in German as “Komm, gib mir Diene Hand“, while the band also were also at No.1 in Australia with “I Saw Her Standing There”/”Love me Do” (3 of 7 wks) and their albums topped both sides of The Atlantic with “Meet the Beatles” in America (4 of 11 wks) and “With the Beatles” in England (14 of 21 wks). New Zealand held onto “Glad All Over” for the Dave Clark Five (2 of 3 wks), and The Searchers were again at the summit in Ireland with “Needles and Pins” (3 of 4 wks), while local English singer Cilla Black scored her first No.1 song with her rendition of “Anyone Who Had a Heart” for a three week stay there (Dionne Warwick had the US version of the song).

Tomorrow we look back at 2010, 2004, 1998, 1992, 1982, 1976, 1971, 1969, 1957, 1952, 1948 and 1942.

Compiled, researched and written by Music and Chart Historian Gavin Ryan.

4Daily Number Ones for Thursday the 1st of March

2010: Last weeks Australian No.1 single for Jason DeRulo and “In My Head” for a second and final week here, while it also logged a single week at the top in England, with the new US No.1 track being The Black Eyed Peas with “Imma Be” (2 wk stay), while continuing at the top were Katy Perry and Timbaland in New Zealand with “If We Ever Meet Again” (3 of 4 wks), “I Believe” for local Canadian Nikki Yanoksky in her home country (2 of 4 wks), recent US No.1 song “Tik Tok” for Kesha held again in Germany (4 of 6 wks) and Jedward with Vanilla Ice topped their Irish charts with “Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)” (3 of 4 wks). The repacked Lady Gaga debut album “The Fame” returned to the top in England as “The Fame (Monster)” (5 of 7 wks), while the Sade set “Soldier of Love” held for a second (of 3) week in both America and Canada. Local N.Z.er Gin (Wigmore) remained the No.1 in her home country with “Holy Smoke” (3 of 5 wks), and it was the third and final week at No.1 in Australia for the Mumford & Sons debut set “Sigh No More”.

2004: The Shannon Noll debut set “That’s What I’m Talking About” held the No.1 album slot in Australia (3 of 4 wks), while his Australian Idol competitor and winner Guy Sebastian took the No.1 singles spot from him with “All I Need is You” for a single week, becoming his second successive No.1 song here. Former 1995 single in Australia for Peter Andre and his track “Mysterious Girl” finally topped the UK Singles chart for a single week thanks to his appearance on ‘I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here’ in England. Jamelia returned to the top in New Zealand with “Superstar” (2 of 3 wks) and Usher held again in the U.S. with “Yeah!” (2 of 12 wks), while Outkast remained the No.1 song in Canada with “Hey Ya!” (6 of 8 wks). German act OOMPH! were again at the top in their home country with “Augen auf” (3 of 5 wks), while it was the fifth and final week at the top in Ireland for “Milkshake” for Kelis. The second studio album for Norah Jones and “Feels Like Home” spent its second (of 6) weeks as the No.1 album in both New Zealand and America, while it started a six week run at the top in Canada, and was knocked off the summit in England by the returning Katie Melua album “Call Off the Search” (4 of 6 wks).

1998: The ninth time that ALL five albums matched at the top occurred on this day twenty years ago when the “Titanic” soundtrack held in Oz (4 of 11 wks), U.S.A. (7 of 16 wks), Canada (4 of 11 wks) and returned to No.1 in both N.Z. (2 of 6 wks) and England (2 of 3 wks). The albums hit single “My Heart Will Go on” for Celine Dion was at the top of five of the seven chart countries in Australia (3 of 4 wks), America (2nd & final wk), Germany (4 of 13 wks), Ireland (3 of 6 wks) and it started in her home country of Canada (6 wk stay), while it was replaced in England for one week by the Cornershop song “Brimful of Asha“, and in New Zealand the Pappa Bear track “Cherish” was at the top again (2 of 3 wks).

1992: The song “Stay” by Shakespear’s Sister held in England (2 of 8 wks) and began a six week run at the top in Ireland, while the new Michael Jackson single “Remember the Time” began a two week stay at No.1 in New Zealand. “Das Boot” for U96 (5 of 13 wks) was again at the summit in Germany, while Mr. Big held for a second (of 3) week in America with “To Be With You”. It was the final week at the top for “Love You Right” by Euphoria (2nd wk) in Australia and “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” for George Michael and Elton John in Canada (3rd wk). No movement at the top of the five albums charts, with the self-titled Baby Animals at No.1 in Australia (5 of 6 wks), “The Commitments” soundtrack in N.Z. (6 of 10 wks), “Ropin’ the Wind” for Garth Brooks (15 of 18 wks) in America, “Nevermind” for Nirvana in Canada (4 of 10 wks) and in England “Stars” for Simply Red (10 of 12 wks).

1982: The last No.1 song of 1981 in New Zealand was “How Great Thou Art” by Howard Morrison, which returned to the top there for an eighth and final time at their summit, the same occurring in Germany where “Polonase Blankenese” for Gottleib Wendehals came back for the last time (10th wk), while in England it was the last stay at No.1 for The Jam and “A Town Called Malice”/”Precious” (3rd wk). The Soft Cell track “Tainted Love” held in Australia (2 of 3 wks) and it also started a three week stay at the summit in Canada, while it knocked off “Centerfold” for J. Geils Band which was again at the top in the U.S. (5 of 6 wks), while their album “Freeze Frame” was the No.1 set in Canada (3 of 10 wks) and was knocked off the top in America by the debut set for the all-girl rock band The Go Go’s and “Beauty and the Beat” (6 wk stay). Originally written as a Zulu song in 1939, and later adapted into the hymn and folk song ‘Wimoweh‘, it wasn’t until the doo-wop group The Tokens in 1961 redid the song as “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” that they hit No.1 with it, and now twenty-one years later the UK pop-group Tight Fit started a five week stay at the top in Ireland. The Barbra Streisand album “Love Songs” (5 of 9 wks) held the top spot in England and the Men at Work debut album “Business as Usual” was the No.1 set in both Australia (9th & final wk) and New Zealand (4 of 11 wks).

1976: The 1974 Neil Diamond album “Hot August Night” spent a total of 29 weeks at the top in Australia in both ’74 and ’75, while the album only logged a single week at the top in New Zealand on this day in 1976 (their album charts didn’t start until 1975). The Bob Dylan album “Desire” was at the top again in both Australia (2 of 3 wks) and America (5th & final wk), while the self-titled Bay City Rollers set held in Canada (4 of 7 wks) and “The Very Best of” for Slim Whitman was the top seller in England again (4 of 6 wks). It was the fourth and final week at the top in N.Z. for the C.W. McCall track “Convoy”, which also began a three week stay at No.1 in Australia, while it was also the last week at the top for “Mamma Mia” by ABBA in Ireland (5th wk) and “December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)” by The Four Seasons in England (2nd wk). The Harpo track “Moviestar” held at No.1 in Germany (3 of 4 wks), while the new No.1’s today were “Love Machine (Part 1)” for the Miracles in America and “Love Hurts” for Nazareth in Canada, a cover of the 1960 Everly Brothers song also made famous in 1961 by Roy Orbison too, both tracks at the top for a single week.

1971: The Osmonds held the top spots in both America (4 of 5 wks) and Canada (1 of 2 wks) with their song “One Bad Apple”, while Dawn began a two week stay at the summit in New Zealand with “Knock Three Times” and the George Harrison song “My Sweet Lord” ruled the top in England (5th & final wk), Ireland (5 of 7 wks), Australia (7 of 8 wks) and Germany (3 of 10 wks), while his album “All Things Must Pass” was the No.1 album in both Canada (10th & final wk) and England (4 of 8 wks). The Janis Joplin posthumous album “Pearl” was again No.1 in America (2 of 9 wks) and the Creedence Clearwater Revival album “Pendulum” began a three week run at the top in Australia.

1969: The new No.1 song in England was the Peter Sarstedt track “Where Do You Go to (My Lovely)” for a four week run there, while the song “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” logged a single week for Marmalade in New Zealand and the original by The Beatles began a five week run as the No.1 song in Germany, while the bands album “The Beatles (aka The White Album)” held again in both Canada (12 of 13 wks) and also in Australia (11 of 16 wks). Ireland again had the Sean Dunphy song “Lonely Woods of Upton” (5 of 8 wks) and “Dizzy” for Tommy Roe was No.1 in Canada (2 of 5 wks), while it was the final week at the top in Australia for The Bee Gees song “I Started a Joke” (2nd wk) and in America for the Sly & the Family Stone track “Everyday People” (4th wk), while their No.1 album was the returning Glen Campbell set “Wichita Lineman” (2 of 5 wks), with England placing the Diana Ross & the Supremes with The Temptations self-titled album (4th & final wk).

1958: The new UK No.1 song was “Magic Moments” for Perry Como holding for an eight week stretch, while in America the Elvis Presley ballad “Don’t” logged a single week at their singles-summit. Pat Boone and his “April Love” held in Australia (3 of 6 wks), “Der Lachande Vagabund” for local German Fred Bertelmann (5 of 11 wks) held in Germany and it was the second and final week in Canada for The Chantels track “Maybe”. Frank Sinatra ruled both the UK and US albums charts again, with his album “Come Fly With Me” (4 of 5 wks) at the top in America and the soundtrack to his film “Pal Joey” the top-seller in England (6 of 11 wks).

1952: Tony Bennett replaced himself at the top of the singles chart in Australia from “Because of You” to now “Cold, Cold Heart” for a two week stay, with the Guy Mitchell track “There’s Always Room at Our House” (2 of 4 wks) holding in England and for the eleventh and final week at the top in America was “Cry” for Johnnie Ray with The Four Lads, while their No.1 album again was “An American in Paris” soundtrack (9 of 16 wks).

1948: The song “A Tree in the Meadow (I Love You Till I Die)” for both Hutch, Sam Browne or Joe Loss & His Orchestra returned to the top in England (3 of 10 wks), while it was the third and final week as the No.1 song in America for “I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover” by Art Mooney, with their No.1 album being “A Sentimental Date with…” Perry Como (2 of 3 wks), and Australia again had “The Anniversary Song” for both Al Jolson and Bing Crosby (17 of 21 wks).

1942: There was a one week stay at the top in England for the second Flanagan and Allen track “What More Can I Say?” with a second version by Denny Dennis, while holding the top spot in America was Glenn Miller and His Orchestra with “Moonlight Cocktail” (2 of 10 wks), with his song “In the Mood” (9 of 22 wks) the No.1 song in Australia also.

Tomorrow we look back at 2015, 2009, 1997, 1987, 1981, 1970, 1968, 1963, 1957, 1947 and 1941.

Compiled, researched and written by Music and Chart Historian Gavin Ryan.

5Daily Number Ones for Friday the 2nd of March

2015: It was the third (of 4) week at the top for the soundtrack for “Fifty Shades of Grey” in Australia, while the albums lead single “Love Me Like You Do” for Ellie Goulding held again in Australia (2 of 4 wks), England (4th & final wk), Ireland (4 of 6 wks), New Zealand (2nd & final wk) and it started in Germany (1 of 6 wks). The Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars party track “Uptown Funk” was again at the top in both Canada (9 of 15 wks) and America (8 of 14 wks), while their new No.1 album was “Smoke + Mirrors” for Imagine Dragons in both territories for a single week, that album being taken over at the top in England by the debut Sam Smith set “In the Lonely Hour”, which also held at the summit in New Zealand too (both for 7 of 8 wks).

2009: The Flo Rida and Ke$ha track “Right Round” logged a second week at the top in Australia (7 wk stay), America (6 wk stay) and Canada (9 wk stay), while former US & Canadian No.1 song for Kelly Clarkson and “My Life Would Suck Without You” spent a single week at the top in England, with the new Irish No.1 song being “Poker Face” for Lady Gaga for a three week stay there. Local New Zealand acts Smashproof and Gin Wigmore held the top in their home country with “Brother” (2 of 11 wks) and in Germany the James Morrison and Nelly Furtado duet “Broken Strings” was again at No.1 (4 of 5 wks). The debut solo album for former (and returned) Neighbours star and Rogue Traders lead singer in Natalie Bassingthwaighte was “1000 Stars” which debuted at the top in Australia, while The Prodigy and “Invaders Must Die” became their fifth (of 6) No.1 album in England, both staying at the top for one week apiece. Kings of Leon were again at No.1 in New Zealand with “Only by the Night” (6 of 9 wks), Taylor Swift and her “Fearless” set held in America (10 of 11 wks)m while returning for their sixth and final week in Canada was “Dark Horse” for Nickelback.

1997: The song “Lovefool” by Swedish rock band The Cardigans was first released in October of 1996, and thanks to its inclusion on the “Romeo & Juliet” soundtrack it went to the top in New Zealand for a two week stay, while that album for R&J held again in both Australia (6 of 9 wks) and N.Z. too (2 of 9 wks). No Doubt and their “Tragic Kingdom” set logged an eighth and final week as the No.1 in Canada, while the albums big ballad “Don’t Speak” was at the top in Australia (4 of 8 wks), England and Ireland (both 2 of 3 wks). It was the second and final week at the summit in Canada for the Counting Crows song “A Long December” and in the US The Spice Girls held the summit with their debut song “Wannabe” (3 of 4 wks), while their new No.1 album was “Secret Samadhi” by Live and in England the debut album for local alt-rock band Mansun with “Attack of the Grey Lantern“, both holding for a single week.

1987: The Kim Wilde cover of The Supremes track “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” returned for a second and final week as the No.1 song in Australia, with the new chart-topped in New Zealand being “Word Up” for Cameo for a single week, while Canada had the Samantha Fox debut single “Touch Me (I Want Your Body)” as their No.1 for a two week stay. The Ben E. King song “Stand by Me” held in England (2 of 3 wks) and began a three week run at the top in Ireland, while Richard Sanderson and “Reality” (3 of 5 wks) held the top in Germany. The Bon Jovi song “Livin’ on a Prayer” logged its fourth and final week as the No.1 song in America, while their album “Slippery When Wet” was the biggest seller in Canada (3 of 8 wks) and was replaced in America by the debut Beastie Boys album “Licensed to Ill” (7 wk stay). Albums holding their No.1 spot were “Revenge” for Eurythmics in New Zealand (7 of 10 wks), “The Phantom of the Opera” cast recording in England (2 of 3 wks) and John Farnham’s “Whispering Jack” in Australia (14 of 25 wks).

1981: The New Zealand act The Swingers started a three week run at the top in Australia with “Counting the Beat“, while former UK & Irish No.1 song “Woman” for John Lennon began a five week stay as the top seller in New Zealand. Joe Dolce and his “Shaddup You Face” held in England (2 of 3 wks) and started a three week stay in Ireland, while it was the final week at the top for Eddie Rabbitt with “I Love a Rainy Night” (2nd wk) in America and “The Tide is High” for Blondie (4th wk) in Canada, with “Angel of Mine” for Frank Duval & his Orchestra holding at the top in Germany (4 of 5 wks). The 3rd studio album for The Police and “Zenyatta Mondatta” logged a single week at the top in Australia, while retaining their No.1 slots were REO Speedwagon in America with “Hi Infidelity” (3 of 15 wks), Canada and “Double Fantasy” for John Lennon (7 of 10 wks), “Face Value” by Phil Collins in England (2 of 3 wks) and the Anne Murray “Greatest Hits” set in New Zealand (5 of 6 wks).

1970: Canadian rock group The Guess Who started a two week stay at the top in their home country with “No Time“, while Led Zeppelin began a nine week run as the No.1 song in Germany with “Whole Lotta Love“, while their second album “Led Zeppelin II” held in Canada (6 of 7 wks) and began a five week stay as the top-seller in Australia. It was the last week at No.1 for “Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)” by Edison Lighthouse in both England (5th wk) and Ireland (4th wk), the Johnny Farnham cover of “Raindrops Keep Walking on My Head” in Australia (7th wk), and “Come and Get it” for Badfinger (2nd wk) in New Zealand, while the Simon & Garfunkel song “Bridge Over Troubled Water” held for a second (of 6) week in America, with their album of the same name topping the US albums chart for a ten week stay, and it also held the No.1 LP spot in England too (2 of 33 wks).

1968: The former US & Canadian No.1 song “Judy in Disguise (with Glasses)” for Johnny Fred & His Playboys began a five week stay as the top seller in both Germany and also in Australia (2 wk stay), while for a solo week at the summit in Canada were Herman’s Hermits and “I Can Take or Leave Your Loving“. The Mason Williams written track “Cinderella Rockafella” for Israel married couple Esther and Abi Ofarim began a three week stay at the top in England, while returning to the top in Ireland was the Manfred Mann song “Mighty Quinn” (2 of 3 wks), while it was the last week at the top for “Daydream Believer” by The Monkees (4th wk) in N.Z. and “Love is Blue” for Paul Mauriat (5th wk) in America, where his album “Blooming Hits” (2 of 5 wks) was their No.1 album too. The sixth studio album for The Rolling Stones and “Their Satanic Majesties Request” began a three week stay at the top in Australia, while the Bob Dylan set “John Wesley Harding” started a thirteen week residency as the UK No.1 album.

1963: Two weeks ago the Del Shannon song “Little Town Flirt” logged a solo week at the top in Australia, and now it also spent one week at No.1 in Ireland on this day in 1963, and the new chart-topper in Australia was for country singer Ned Miller and “From a Jack to a King” for a two week stay here. It was the second and final week at the for both “Hey Paula” by Paul & Paula in New Zealand and “Rhythm of the Rain” for The Cascades in Canada, while remaining at the top were The 4 Seasons in America with “Walk Like a Man” (2 of 3 wks) and “The Wayward Wind” for Frank Ifield in England (2 of 3 wks), with their No.1 album being “Summer Holiday” for Cliff Richard & the Young Ones (6 of 14 wks), while for a solo week at the top in America was the Allan Sherman set “My Son, the Celebrity“.

1957: There were no changes at the top on this day sixty-one years ago with “Hey There” for Rosemary Clooney logging a fourth and final week at the top in Australia, “Young Love” for Tab Hunter held in both America (4 of 6 wks) and England (2 of 7 wks), with Peter Alexander and “Ich Weiss was dir Fehlt” (2 of 3 wks) the No.1 song in Germany. The US No.1 album was again “Calypso” for Harry Belafonte (20 of 32 wks) and returning to the top in England was “The King & I” Soundtrack (18 of 47 wks).

1947: “The Old Lamp-lighter” returned to the top in England (2 of 5 wks) for both Joe Loss & His Orchestra and Primo Scala and his Accordion Band while it was the second and final week in America for “Managua, Nicaragua” for Freddy Martin and in Australia “Prisoner of Love” held again for both The Ink Spots and Perry Como (5 of 9 wks).

1941: The song “Only Forever” by Bing Crosby, Carroll Gibbons, Geraldo or Joe Loss & His Orchestra began a three week run at the top in England with “Frenesi” by Artie Shaw close to finishing in America (12 of 13 wks), while Australia again had “The Woodpecker Song” for Glenn Miller and his Orchestra (18 of 22 wks).

Tomorrow we look back at 2014, 2008, 2003, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1980, 1975, 1962, 1956, 1951, 1946 and 1940.

Compiled, researched and written by Music and Chart Historian Gavin Ryan.

6Daily Number Ones for Saturday the 3rd of March

2014: The Pharrell Williams track “Happy” held again in Australia (8 of 12 wks), New Zealand (9 of 15 wks), Germany (6 of 8 wks), returned to the top in England (4th & final wk) and began it’s run at the top in both the U.S. and Canada (both for a 10 week stay), while Ireland had the Clean Bandits and Jess Glynne track “Rather Be” (2nd & final wk) at the top. “The Very Best” for INXS held for a third (of 7) week as the No.1 selling album in Australia, while it was the last week at the top for both N.Z.’s Lorde and “Pure Heroine” (8th wk) and in England Bastille with “(All This) Bad Blood” (2nd wk), while the “Frozen” soundtrack returned to the top in America (5 of 13 wks) and started a run at No.1 in Canada (7 wk stay).

2008: The 2008 Grammy Awards saw the Amy Winehouse second album “Back to Black” win ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’ and a newly Deluxe Edition of the album logged a single week at the top in England, while it also began a seven week run as the No.1 set in New Zealand, with the three other chart topping album regions placing the Jack Johnson set “Sleeping Through the Static” in Australia (4 of 6 wks), America (3rd & final wk) and Canada (3 of 6 wks). The Duffy track “Mercy” held again in England (3 of 5 wks) and started a two week stay at the summit in Ireland, while “Low” for Flo Rida and T-Pain held for a tenth and final week in America and continued at the top in Canada (6 of 8 wks). “With You” for Chris Brown held again in N.Z. (3 of 4 wks), while Rihanna returned to No.1 in Australia with “Don’t Stop the Music” (2 of 4 wks), with the new chart topper in Germany being “Kuschel Song” by Schnuffel for an eight week run.

2003: The ballad for Christina Aguilera and “Beautiful” topped three singles charts this week, in Australia (1 wk stay), England (2 wk stay) and Ireland (4 wk stay), while former UK & Irish chart-topper “All the Things She Said” began it’s run at the top in both New Zealand (3 wk stay) and Germany (5 wk stay). The first big single for US rapper 50 Cent and “In da Club” began a nine week stay at the summit in America, while his album “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” held at No.1 in Canada (2 of 3 wks), with their No.1 song again “The Ketchup Song” for Las Ketchup (2 of 3 wks). Norah Jones’ debut set “Come Away with Me” held again in Australia (4 of 9 wks), New Zealand (4 of 12 wks) and began a four week stay in the UK also, with the R. Kelly album “Chocolate Factory” logging a single stay at No.1 in America.

1996: The German group Fool’s Garden took their single “Lemon Tree” to the top in the home country for a four week stay, while recent Irish No.1 song for Oasis and “Don’t Look Back in Anger” logged a solo week at the summit in England, with their album “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?” on hold again in Australia (5th & final wk), New Zealand (6 of 7 wks) and it returned to the top in England (8 of 10 wks). It was the last week at the top for “Boombastic” by Shaggy in Australia (4th wk), “Let’s Groove” for CDB (3rd wk) in New Zealand and “Missing” for Everything But the Girl (3rd wk) in Germany, while continuing at the top were Take That in Ireland with “How Deep is Your Love” (2 of 3 wks) and close to finishing was “One Sweet Day” for Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men in America (15 of 16 wks), with their No.1 album being “All Eyez on Me” for 2Pac (2nd & final wk), and Canada holding local singer Alanis Morissette at the top with her “Jagged Little Pill” album (9 of 22 wks).

1991: The third single and No.1 in America for Mariah Carey occurred when “Someday” topped their chart today in ’91 for a two week run with her self titled debut album their No.1 set too (2 of 11 wks), while their previous No.1 in “All the Man That I Need” for Whitney Houston logged a single week at the summit in Canada. “Do the Bartman” for The Simpson topped both the English (3rd & final wk) and Irish (6 of 9 wks) charts and in Germany local act Torfrock spent their fifth and final week at the top with “Beinhart”. Londonbeat remained at the top in Australia with “I’ve Been Thinking About You” (3 of 4 wks), and The Righteous Brothers held the top of both charts in New Zealand with their track “Unchained Melody” (2 of 7 wks) and began a six week stay with their same-titled compile album. It was the last week at No.1 for the albums in Australia (4th wk) in Janet Jackson and “Rhythm Nation 1814” and in Canada (2nd wk) for the Sting set “The Soul Cages”, while Oleta Adams landed a one week stay at the summit in England with “Circle of One“.

1986: The former overseas No.1 song for Dionne Warwick and Friends with “That’s What Friends are For” spent a single week at the top in Australia, while former US No.1 song “How Will I Know” for Whitney Houston logged a solo stay at the summit in Canada, with her debut self-titled album beginning a fourteen week stay as the No.1 album in America too. The Pet Shop Boys held the No.1 slot in New Zealand with their “West End Girls” (2 of 4 wks), and Falco logged a seventh (of 8) week at the top in Germany with “Jeanny” (7 of 8 wks), while it was the last week at No.1 for “Kyrie” in America (2nd wks) and “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going” for Billy Ocean in England (4th wk). The new No.1 track in Ireland was the Diana Ross track “Chain Reaction” (2 wk stay) written by The Bee Gees, while all four remaining album charts had the Dire Straits set “Brothers in Arms” as the No.1 selling album in Australia (28 of 34 wks), N.Z. (14 of 26 wks), Canada (17 of 18 wks) and England (11 of 14 wks).

1980: The new No.1 song in England was the Blondie track “Atomic” for a two week stay, replacing the Kenny Rogers song “Coward of the County” which began a four week run at No.1 in Ireland. Queen and their “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” remained at the top in Australia (2 of 7 wks), America (3 of 4 wks) and Canada (2nd & final wk), while returning to the summit in Germany was “Sun of Jamaica” for local act The Goombay Dance Band (3 of 9 wks), while Pink Floyd held the top spot in New Zealand with the song “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)” (4 of 5 wks) while the album “The Wall” held again in America (8 of 15 wks), Canada (4 of 13 wks) and began a four week run at the top in Australia. It was replaced in N.Z. by the Split Enz set “True Colours” for a two week stay, while the new English No.1 album was “String of Hits” for The Shadows for a three week run there.

1975: The second successive No.1 song in America for Australian singer Olivia Newton-John was “Have You Never Been Mellow” which held there for a single week, while the former US No.1 song “Best of My Love” for The Eagles logged a solo stay at No.1 in Canada. It was the last week at the top for “January” by Pilot in Ireland (4th wk), “Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)” for Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel in England (2nd wk) and “I Can Help” for Billy Swan in New Zealand (4th wks), while holding again in Australia was The Carpenters with “Please Mr. Postman” (2 of 5 wks), with the No.1 album here being “Living in the 70’s” by Skyhooks (2 of 16 wks). Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks” logged a second and final week as the No.1 album in America, the Elton John “Greatest Hits” set held in Canada (10 of 13 wks), while the new No.1 set in England was “On the Level” for Status Quo for a two week stay.

1962: The Bobby Darin track “Multiplication” almost didn’t get released in Australia, as it had suggestive lyrics about (allegedly) sex, but on this day in 1962 the song along with it’s b-side “Irresistible You” began a three week run as the No.1 song here, while it replaced “Can’t Help Falling in Love” for Elvis Presley which held at the top in England (2 of 4 wks), with his soundtrack album for “Blue Hawaii” at No.1 on both sides of the Atlantic in England (4 of 17 wks) and America (12 of 19 wks). The Bruce Chanel track “Hey! Baby” began a three week stay as the No.1 song in America, knocking off “Duke of Earl” for Gene Chandler which held for a third and final week in Canada, while it was also the last (4th) week at No.1 in New Zealand for “The Peppermint Twist” for Joey Dee & the Starliters, with “Mexico” holding in Germany (6 of 8 wks) for the Bob Moore Orchestra or Peter Niemann.

1956: The four No.1 singles chart countries on this day in 1956 had their songs on hold (nothing new) with Australia placing “16 Tons” by Tennessee Ernie Ford at No.1 (3 of 6 wks), Kay Starr in America with her “Rock and Roll Waltz” (2 of 3 wks), Germany again had “Eventuall” for Peter Alexander and Caterina Valente (3 of 7 wks) and in England the Dean Martin song “Memories are Made of This” (3 of 4 wks) held too.

1951: The song “The Thing” by both Phil Harris or Les Welch and His Orchestra began a three week stay at the top in Australia, while Perry Como and “If” was the US No.1 song (2 of 6 wks) and the “The Tennessee Waltz” for Les Paul & Mary Ford or Donald Peers was the top seller in England (3 of 9 wks). The US No.1 album was the “South Pacific” cast recording (64 of 69 wks).

1946: The new US No.1 song was “Personality” by Johnny Mercer for a single week, and their No.1 album was the “State Fair” soundtrack (3 of 4 wks), while in England “Kentucky” returned to the top for a fourth and final week for both Jimmy Leach & His New Organolians or The Accordeon Serenaders with Rita Williams, with Australia again having a “Rum and Coca-Cola” as their No.1 (5 of 9 wks) song for The Andrews Sisters.

1940: March was the last month that “South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)” for both Joe Loss or Carson Robison held the top spot in Australia, this week it was up to it’s ninth week (of 13) as the top selling song here, while in England “Scatter Brain” for Arthur Young & the Hatchett Swintette was their No.1 song again (4 of 5 wks).

Tomorrow we look back at 2013, 2002, 1990, 1985, 1974, 1967, 1961, 1950 and 1945.

Compiled, researched and written by Music and Chart Historian Gavin Ryan.

 

7Daily Number Ones for Sunday the 4th of March

2013: The new No.1 song last week in “Harlem Shake” for Baauer only remained at the top this week in America (2 of 5 wks), while returning to the top in both Australia (2 of 4 wks) and New Zealand (2 of 3 wks) was the Pink and Nate Ruess duet “Give Me a Reason”, with English singer songwriter Michael David Rosenberg who goes by the stage name Passenger and his breakout single “Let Her Go” beginning a three week stay at the top in Ireland, while Justin Timberlake took out the No.1 spot in England with his track “Mirrors” (3 wk stay). The Will.i.am and Britney Spears teaming in “Scream & Shout” held again in Germany (6 of 9 wks) and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis held the top in Canada with their “Thrift Shop” track (5 of 6 wks), while their album “The Heist” logged a single week as the No.1 LP in New Zealand and in Australia church-based group Hillsong United spent one week at the top with “Zion“. It was the last week at the top for the Mumford & Sons set “Babel” in both America (5th wk) and Canada (6th wk) and in England the Emeli Sande album “Our Version of Events” spent its tenth and final week as their No.1 album.

2002: The Shakira breakout single “Whenever, Wherever” held the top spots in Australia (5 of 6 wks), New Zealand (4 of 8 wks) and Germany (4 of 11 wks), while Alanis Morissette took out the top spot in her home country of Canada with “Hands Clean” (3 wk stay) and her album “Under Rug Swept” spent a single week at the top in Australia. Jennifer Lopez topped both charts in America with the song “Ain’t it Funny” featuring rapper Ja Rule (6 wk stay) and her remix album “J to the Lo!: The Remixes” returned there for a second and final week. The first series of the UK music-talent show ‘Pop Idol‘ crowned its first winner in late February of 2002 in Will Young whose first release “Anything is Possible” with “Evergreen” began a three week stay at the top in England, while local Irish band Six remained at the top in their home country with “There’s a Whole Lotta Lovin'” (3 of 4 wks). The third studio album for UK electro act Groove Armada and “Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)” topped the New Zealand albums and the “2002 Grammy Nominees” album went to No.1 in Canada, both albums for a single week, while “The Very Best of” for Sting and The Police logged a second and final week at No.1 in England.

1990: The second album for Australian cricket-comedian The Twelfth Man and “12th Man Again” spent a single week at the top in Australia, while climbing back to the top in New Zealand was the Milli Vanilli album “All or Nothing” (9th & final wk), while the same-titled track was their No.1 song also. English group Beats International begin a four week stay at the top in England with “Dub Be Good to Me“, a remixed cover of the 1983/84 SOS Band track “Just Be Good to Me“, which took over from “Nothing Compares 2 U” for Sinead O’Connor which remained at the summit in both Ireland (6th & final wk) and Australia (2 of 8 wks). Former US No.1 song “Opposites Attract” for Paula Abdul went to the top for two weeks in Canada, while her album “Forever Your Girl” held at No.1 in America (7 of 10 wks), and their No.1 song again was “Escapade” for Janet Jackson (2 of 3 wks). Germany had the parody song “Pump as da Bier” by Wener Wichtig at the top for a third and final week, while the Phil Collins album “…but, Seriously” was at the top in both Canada (7 of 11 wks) and England (13 of 15 wks).

1985: Phil Collins’ previous album to ‘…but’ was the 1985 set “No Jacket Required“, which began a five week stay on this day in 1985 in England, while the new No.1 compilation in Australia was “1985 Comes Alive ” for a four week stay here. The Foreigner ballad “I Want to Know What Love is” remained the No.1 song in Australia (4 of 5 wks), Canada (2 of 3 wks) and returned to the top spot in New Zealand (2 of 3 wks), while it was the fourth and last week at the top in Germany for “Shout” by Tears for Fears and the Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson song from ‘Chess’ and “I Know Him So Well” logged a fourth and final week as the No.1 song in England and held again in Ireland (4 of 5 wks). The REO Speedwagon ballad “Can’t Fight This Feeling” began a three week run at the top in America, while their No.1 LP was the Wham! set “Make it Big” (2 of 3 wks), Canada had “Reckless” for Bryan Adams (3 of 4 wks) and returning to the No.1 LP slot in New Zealand was “Born in the U.S.A.” for Bruce Springsteen (4 of 16 wks).

1974: The No.1 song and album in Canada was by the Love Unlimited Orchestra with the track “Love’s Theme” and the set “Under the Influence of…” both for a single week at the top. “Devil Gate Drive” for Suzi Quatro held for a second and final week in England and logged a single week at No.1 in Ireland, while the new UK No.1 album was for Slade and “Old, New, Borrowed and Blue” for one week. The Sweet remained at No.1 in Germany with “Teenage Rampage” (2 of 7 wks) and Terry Jacks held for a second (of 3) week in America with “Seasons in the Sun”, while it was the last week at the top for “Farewell Aunty Jack” by Grahame Bond (3rd wk) in Australia and “You’re 16” for Ringo Starr in New Zealand (2nd wk). The Bob Dylan album “Planet Waves” held for a fourth and final week in the U.S. and there was only one more week left at the top in Australia for the Neil Diamond live set “Hot August Night” (28 of 29 wks).

1967: The Monkees and “I’m a Believer” topped the singles charts in both New Zealand (2 of 5 wks) and Germany (4 of 6 wks), with their albums “The Monkees” (6 of 7 wks) at the top in England and “More of The Monkees” (5 of 18 wks) in America too, with the US No.1 song being for The Supremes and “Love is Here and Now You’re Gone” for one week. Petula Clark and “This is My Song” remained at No.1 in Ireland (2 of 4 wks) and was replaced in England by “Release Me” for Engelbert Humperdinck (6 wk stay), with Canada again placing The Beatles double sided hit “Penny Lane”/”Strawberry Fields Forever” (2 of 3 wks) at the top and in Australia the No.1’s were “Snoopy vs. The Red Baron” for The Royal Guardsmen (3 of 5 wks) and “The Sound of Music” soundtrack (72 of 76 wks),

1961: Scottish singer Andy Stewart landed his second No.1 song in Canada with “Donald Where’s Your Troosers?” for a one week stay, while the former US and Australian No.1 song “Wonderland by Night” for Bert Kaempfert started a two week stay at the top in New Zealand. The new double sided No.1 in England was for The Everly Brothers with “Walk Right Back” and “Ebony Eyes” for a three week stay there, while in Australia the Bobby Vee track “Rubber Ball” held the No.1 slot (2 of 3 wks) and in America “Pony Time” for Chubby Checker and the Ernest Gold soundtrack for “Exodus” spent their third and last week as the No.1 on both of their charts, while in England the Elvis Presley soundtrack for “G.I. Blues” returned to the top (8 of 22 wks).

1950: The new No.1 song in Australia was “Forever and Ever” by both Perry Como and Russ Morgan for a three week run, while it was the last week at the top for “Dear Hearts and Gentle People” by Bing Crosby (3rd wk) in England and “Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy” for Red Foley in America (4th wk), while their No.1 album again was the cast recording for “South Pacific” (38 of 69 wks).

1945: On hold No.1 songs this week, with “Amor, Amor” by Bing Crosby (5 of 9 wks) at the top in Australia, “Rum and Coca-Cola” for The Andrews Sisters in America (4 of 7 wks) and “If You Ever Go to Ireland” for Harry Leader & His Band in England (7 of 9 wks).

Tomorrow we look back at 2012, 2007, 2001, 1995, 1984, 1979, 1973, 1966, 1960, 1955, 1949 and 1944.

Compiled, researched and written by Music and Chart Historian Gavin Ryan.