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Official Singles Chart on 12/2/2016

12 February 2016 - 18 February 2016

The Official UK Singles Chart reflects the UK’s biggest songs of the week, based on audio and video streams, downloads, CDs and vinyl, compiled by the Official Charts Company. The UK Top 40 is broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and MTV, the Top 100 is published exclusively on OfficialCharts.com. View the biggest songs of 2023.

 

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Stefan

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Where are the stylish New Wave Bands like Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Depeche Mode, ABC, Human League, Ultravox, Visage, Tears For Fears, Culture Club, Blancmange, OMD, The Cure, Eurythmics, Pet Shop Boys, Yazoo, Bronski Beat, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Heaven 17, Real Life, New Order, WHAM!, Paul Young, Nik Kershaw, Kajagoogoo, Limahl, Sisters Of Mercy, INXS, Icehouse, Adam Ant, U2, Erasure, Fiction Factory, Dead Or Alive, Kim Wilde, Kate Bush, Crowded House, Al Corley, Howard Jones, Level 42, Alphaville, Propaganda, Animal Nightlife, Matt Bianco, Sade, Working Week, Style Council, Thomas Dolby, Anne Clark, DAF, Madness etc. ONLY THE 80's!

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Mark

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The reason there used to be so many new entries back then was because singles were multi formatted ,so to get all the b- sides you'd have to buy two or three formats.This boosted the profile of a lot of indie artist,a music which struggles to impact on the singles chart now. However multi formatting was expensive and tedious,and the charts weren't perhaps a true reflexion of widespread taste. At least a lot of great songs became well known because of this.

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BrixTom

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EVERYONE please have a listen to DINA CARROLL's new single. It is a nuveau-retro Disco feel-good song that EARNS a Top 10 position in the charts!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZoMgm_v5yM

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Josh Dransfield

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Had this been the 1990s, I would agree with you.

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James England

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"Have artists stopped releasing new singles. You'd think so looking at this weeks Top 100, only 3 brand new entries and the highest of them is at 53. Ridiculous!"

Top 40 twenty years ago:

http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/singles-chart/19960211/7501/

16 new entries inside the top 40! 2 inside the top ten.

As mentioned on this thread, streaming and online sales have dramatically slowed down the pace of the chart. It's a telling irony - the internet has given music fans more songs to listen to than at any time in history and yet the chart - the means to measure what is popular - has never been more stagnant. Trés ironic indeed.

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Simeon Davenport

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Yes, that is quite ironic. But streaming has impacted the charts in a way that will be good--since streaming is usually free and it doesn't involve purchasing, it has made buying songs obsolete. Soon, sales, digitally or physically, will become nonexistent. That's why streams are added--because since sales are dying, this is the next best way to see what songs are more popular.

A lot of people do think streams should not be added because it has made the charts very stagnant,. though the chart's addition of streaming is for good reason mentioned previously and it's not likely to change. If you like, you can check out the sales chart:

http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/singles-sales-chart/

This is what the chart looks like only including sales and excluding any streams. If you like, this can be what you check every week and not the actual chart itself. Hope this makes things a little better!

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Painmix King

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And so how are artists supposed to get an income if free streaming is the only outlet for there music. I'd like to know the answer to that

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Simeon Davenport

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Streaming services like Spotify do pay artists to have their music on the service. Spotify pays about $0.006-$0.0084 (that's less than a pound in the UK) for every time a song is streamed, though that number varies. So if you do the math, if a song is streamed a million times, Spotify pays the artist, at the least, $8,400, or about 5,800 pounds. And given how many times a song is streamed per day, having simply one song on Spotify can earn an artist over a million dollars/pounds. Multiply that by the amount of songs they have on the service, and holy that's a big number! Then, do similar math for all the other streaming services their music is on, add all the numbers together then let the label and producer take a piece out of the money cake, and what's left over for the artist is probably over a million pounds--possibly in the double-digit millions depending on how much/often they're streamed and how much they're paid. This is similar to how radio stations pay artists/labels the amount of time a song of theirs is played on the radio.

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James England

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Simeone, the non-streaming chart doesn't seem that different to me. One new entry in the top 40.

No 19 - HOW LOVE BEGINS - DJ FRESH/HIGH CONTRAST/DIZZEE

We can't uninvent the internet so the days of more new entries, a faster chart, is long gone. Younger people won't mind because they won't remember the good old days. Older people (such as myself) will moan but moaning is part of getting older! :P

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Simeon Davenport

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"Younger people won't mind because they won't remember the good old days."

You sound like one of those nostalgic parents who gripes on and on about how music was better when they were kids and how this generation is going downhill. Please try not to talk like that, I despite those people.

Well, the sales chart is better. And hey, if people don't mind, what's the issue? It's not a big deal, so calm down.

P.S. You mispelled my name. It's "Simeon," not "Simeone."

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Painmix King

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Thanks for the explanation Simeon

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Simeon Davenport

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You're welcome.

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James England

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You typed "despite" when you meant "despise!"

Anyway, I was just sharing my opinion. You don't need to *despise* people for having a different view, Simeon. Hope I got your name right!

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rustykettle

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I would dispute those figures, an infographic published in The Guardian last April showed that to earn the equivalent of the monthly minimum wage in the USA, i.e $1,260, an artist signed to a record label requires 1,117,021 plays on Spotify. So a million plays a month is the same as working in McDonalds.

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drew

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you mispelt despise

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Josh Dransfield

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This is something that no one seems to get. Why there are so few new entries each week is because of the internet. That is the main reason. Due to the internet and its ability to connect people, the tastes of mainstream music are therefore connected. On the internet, the songs which are popular are now more determined and less songs make it big because of the mainstreamers, hovering around the same songs which are pushed through marketing. People can now just check the Spotify playlists to see which songs are popular and will listen to those.

Back in the old days, people would hear the songs on the radio and see billboards and posters, and would flock to buy the records at the week of release physically, as that was the main way records were sold. In the stores. This meant that songs had a firm release, limited stock and a certain time they were available in stores. Songs that didn't do well would just not be produced, becoming scarcer. Nowadays you can just open up Spotify, Soundcloud, Youtube or whatever you use and just listen to the songs whenever.

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Blank

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For big artists, 1m a month isn't a lot. Most can of that handful can expect 10m a week per hit. And that's just one platform, so there is still money to be earned from singles at the top end. Smaller acts, even those with regular top 40 appearances will need live and merch sales to stay fed!

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TAYLOR

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Rihanna has 27 top tem singles in america and 27 top singles in Uk [only Madonna has a better record).
Mariah Carey has 27 top 10 singles in America and 24 in Uk
Janet Jackson has 27 top 10 singles in Ameica and 17 in Uk
Whitney Houston has 23 top 10 singles in America AND 17 IN UK
I guess those are the 5 most successefull female singers in the singles charts ever

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Mark James

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Why can't I view last week's chart anymore? Clicking 'prev' just redirects me to this week's one.

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Simeon Davenport

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Yeah, same problem here. What's going on?

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Painmix King

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Good to see 21 Pilots get a hit in the UK at last

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Painmix King

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Sales chart - No. 59 September by Earth, Wind & Fire after the death of Maurice White, but does anyone know why "I feel for you" by Chaka Khan is at No.45

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Stewart Welsh

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it is featured on a TV ad, but cannot remember what one.

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Painmix King

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Interesting reading in the Vinyl chart. New Entry at No.7 is "Santa Claus is coming to town" by The Shades. How has that happened

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I Holmes

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Probably because the sales are extremely low in this chart.

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Painmix King

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Dosen't explain why anyone would by a Xmas song in february

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Painmix King

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Have artists stopped releasing new singles. You'd think so looking at this weeks Top 100, only 3 brand new entries and the highest of them is at 53. Ridiculous!

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Simeon Davenport

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Check out the sales chart: http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/singles-sales-chart/

There's 10 new songs and a ton of re-entries. It's pretty much the same chart except streams aren't counted. A lot of people actually think this is what the chart really should be since streaming has slowed down the chart's movement a ton, though that isn't likely to change.

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I Am A Stegosaurus

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God, why do people get off because of hardly any new entries? Three in the top fricking 40 is enough!

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Painmix King

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Yes , that's just duplicating what i've been posting the last few weeks. Still dosent answer why people are streaming the same songs week after week

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Simeon Davenport

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You could say the same thing about sales--why do people listen to the same songs week after week after buying them? Streaming is basically that except streaming is usually free and no purchasing is necessary. I guess people enjoy certain songs so much they keep listening to them over and over.

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Painmix King

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But you only BUY a song once, and as you pointed out, there's 10 new entries, so contradicting yourself a little

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Gore Nagy

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Yeah, 15 years ago only 2-3 songs survived a month in the top 40. It was big fun to follow the developments. Now there's no excitement.

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Guilherme

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"Light it up" and "Lush Life' on top 10 PLEASE! Both are amazing... "Needed Me" is incredible but I rather "Desperado" one of the best Rihanna's songs.... AND it's time to this song debuts at number #1...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad6SxduZfis

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I Am A Stegosaurus

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ANd Light It Up already hit the top 10 once.

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I Am A Stegosaurus

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Nah Charli XCX can go die. But I agree with the other two as Lush Life is actually a pretty decent song

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Guilherme

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I LOVE Charli XCX... love her voice, her songs, her lyrics and I really enjoy this song with Mr Oizo... I can't wait to hear her new album !!! Yes, but I mean, Light it up deserves to hit beyond number 10

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I Am A Stegosaurus

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To be fair it's peaked at nine but I do agree with you, it should hit higher. It deserves it more than the top 4 this week.