Kirsty MacColl

Kirsty MacColl hit songs and album
Kirsty MacColl was born in Croydon, Surrey on October 10, 1959 and was an English singer and songwriter. Kirsty came from a showbiz background, as she was the daughter of folk singer Ewan MacColl and dancer Jean Newlove. Kirsty MacColl began her music career as backing vocalist Mandy Doubt for local punk band The Drug Addix and was later signed by Stiff Records as a soloist. Her debut single for the label in 1979 was the self-penned They Don’t Know, a song which Tracey Ullman would turn into a Number 2 smash (with MacColl on backing vocals) a few years later. Kirsty MacColl’s own chart breakthrough would happen in 1981 with her third single There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis. Kirsty MacColl also had a hand in helping a few other bands, providing backing vocals for The Smiths and Happy Mondays as well as chipping in on sessions for Talking Heads, Simple Minds among many others for her producer husband Steve Lillywhite, and she also sorted the running order of U2’s mega-album The Joshua Tree. Kirsty MacColl also secured a festive legacy, duetting with The Pogues on their 1987 song Fairytale of New York, which originally peaked at Number 2 that Christmas, and since 2005 has made an annual return to the UK Official Chart. Kirsty MacColl died trying to save her son, when she was run over by a boat during a family diving expedition in Cozumel, Mexico, on December 18, 2000.
  • 0
    UK Number 1s
  • 2
    UK Top 10s
  • 5
    UK Top 40s
  • 10
    UK Top 75s
  • 0
    Weeks at Number 1
  • 13
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 78
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 117
    Weeks in Top 75
  • 0
    UK Number 1s
  • 1
    UK Top 10s
  • 5
    UK Top 40s
  • 7
    UK Top 75s
  • 0
    Weeks at Number 1
  • 2
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 35
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 68
    Weeks in Top 75

Latest news about Kirsty MacColl

Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
13.06.
1981
14 09 00
26.11.
1983
TERRY
KIRSTY MACCOLL
NO-LABEL MIUCT2307
82 03 00
12.01.
1985
A NEW ENGLAND
KIRSTY MACCOLL
STIFF BUY216
07 11 00
01.04.
1989
FREE WORLD
KIRSTY MACCOLL
VIRGIN KMA1
43 07 00
01.07.
1989
DAYS
KIRSTY MACCOLL
VIRGIN KMA2
12 09 00
30.09.
1989
INNOCENCE
KIRSTY MACCOLL
NO-LABEL MIUCT1156
80 04 00
31.03.
1990
DON'T COME THE COWBOY WITH ME SONNY JIM
NO-LABEL MIUCT0508
82 04 00
01.12.
1990
MISS OTIS REGRETS/DO I LOVE YOU
KIRSTY MACCOLL AND THE POGUES/AZTEC CAMERA
NO-LABEL MIUCT1540
85 01 00
Buy
25.05.
1991
WALKING DOWN MADISON
KIRSTY MACCOLL
VIRGIN VS1348
23 07 00
17.08.
1991
MY AFFAIR
KIRSTY MACCOLL
VIRGIN VS1354
56 02 00
04.03.
1995
CAROLINE
KIRSTY MACCOLL
VIRGIN VSCDT1517
58 02 00
24.06.
1995
PERFECT DAY
KIRSTY MACCOLL AND EVAN DANDO
VIRGIN VSCDT1552
75 02 00
29.07.
1995
DAYS
KIRSTY MACCOLL
VIRGIN VSCDT1558
42 03 00
20.11.
1999
MAMBO DE LA LUNA
KIRSTY MACCOLL
V2 VVR5010973
89 01 00
25.03.
2000
IN THESE SHOES?
KIRSTY MACCOLL
V2 VVR5012183
81 02 00
15.12.
2007
FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK
POGUES FT KIRSTY MACCOLL
WARNER BROS GBAHT8703085
04 74 00
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
20.05.
1989
KITE
KIRSTY MACCOLL
VIRGIN KMLP1
34 12 00
06.07.
1991
ELECTRIC LANDLADY
KIRSTY MACCOLL
VIRGIN V2663
17 08 00
12.03.
1994
TITANIC DAYS
KIRSTY MACCOLL
ZTT 4509947112
47 02 00
18.03.
1995
GALORE - THE BEST OF
KIRSTY MACCOLL
VIRGIN CDV2763
06 29 00
Buy
01.04.
2000
TROPICAL BRAINSTORM
KIRSTY MACCOLL
V2 VVR1009872
39 09 00
09.04.
2005
FROM CROYDON TO CUBA - AN ANTHOLOGY
VIRGIN KMBOX1
98 01 00
Buy
13.08.
2005
THE BEST OF
KIRSTY MACCOLL
VIRGIN CDV3008
12 08 00
09.03.
2013
A NEW ENGLAND - THE VERY BEST OF
USM MEDIA USMTVCD005
41 04 00