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#76 Post by bongsteve »

Great for the Boys but no Depeche, Cure or New Order but this is included:

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Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (2012)
On first listen, the song seemed deceptively featherweight. The strings sound like ringtones; the guitar parts as though they were lifted from a PlayStation 2 game. But even the most synthetic production can’t detract from songwriting this ironclad. It is telling that Call Me Maybe was intended as a folk song; it would be catchy played on a kazoo, or underwater

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#77 Post by Flaffer »

bongsteve wrote:
Fri 05 Jun 2020, 3:39 pm
Great for the Boys but no Depeche, Cure or New Order but this is included:
Slightly difficult for DM and The Cure, as they've never had a UK number one.
Still waiting to hear the Adam Freeland, Manhattan Clique and Axwell mixes of Integral.

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#78 Post by Flaffer »

Thought I'd double check about The Cure on www.officialcharts.com and also looked up New Order just to see how long World in Motion was number 1 for, apparently the artist name was actually englandneworder
Still waiting to hear the Adam Freeland, Manhattan Clique and Axwell mixes of Integral.

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#79 Post by bongsteve »

Flaffer wrote:
Fri 05 Jun 2020, 3:46 pm
bongsteve wrote:
Fri 05 Jun 2020, 3:39 pm
Great for the Boys but no Depeche, Cure or New Order but this is included:
Slightly difficult for DM and The Cure, as they've never had a UK number one.
That's very surprising, but not at the same time. Would have thought that at their peaks, both of them would have had a no 1 hit.

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#80 Post by tottenhammattspurs »

Depeche have only ever got as high as 4.
is is and isnt isnt

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#81 Post by BoyStrange »

tottenhammattspurs wrote:
Fri 05 Jun 2020, 5:16 pm
Depeche have only ever got as high as 4.
Wow! Even lower than OMD's peak (#3). Surprising!

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#82 Post by Patrick Bateman »

Surprised that Personal Jesus only got to number 13. :o

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#83 Post by PopKid78 »

This is a comment on the Guardian’s deputy Music Editor’s tweet. Nick Stewart signed U2 to Island Records
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#84 Post by stopthecar »

Congrats Neil and Chris.
Well deserved

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#85 Post by TallThinMan »

tottenhammattspurs wrote:
Fri 05 Jun 2020, 5:16 pm
Depeche have only ever got as high as 4.
They’ll have to console themselves with having made shitloads more money than Neil and Chris thanks to their success in the U.S.

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#86 Post by negative_0ne »

TallThinMan wrote:
Fri 05 Jun 2020, 7:23 pm
tottenhammattspurs wrote:
Fri 05 Jun 2020, 5:16 pm
Depeche have only ever got as high as 4.
They’ll have to console themselves with having made sh*tloads more money than Neil and Chris thanks to their success in the U.S.
they've never charted well in the US either.
however, their album sales are good, and touring brings in a lot.

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#87 Post by Gabby »

I'm stunned that Depeche Mode never had a #1 single in the UK - I'd have put cold hard cash down on that.

Just goes to show that chart positions counted for very little even back in the 80's.

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#88 Post by Disco. »

They have never really been popular in the U.K

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#89 Post by D.J. »

bongsteve wrote:
Fri 05 Jun 2020, 3:39 pm
Great for the Boys but no Depeche, Cure or New Order but this is included:

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Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (2012)
On first listen, the song seemed deceptively featherweight. The strings sound like ringtones; the guitar parts as though they were lifted from a PlayStation 2 game. But even the most synthetic production can’t detract from songwriting this ironclad. It is telling that Call Me Maybe was intended as a folk song; it would be catchy played on a kazoo, or underwater

<insert face palm here>
I’m so happy for the PSB! I didn’t see it coming!😊
About, Call Me Maybe, I think it is one of the greatest pop songs of the last 20 years. Great melodies, awesome lyrics, a pop-masterpiece!😎

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#90 Post by Young Offender »

dbaseboy wrote:
Fri 05 Jun 2020, 10:57 am
Get in! Never doubted it’d be number one - honest lol. But, fantastic. That haunting, euphoric, atmospheric opening never fails to make the hair on the back of my neck stand up, and takes me back very clearly to when I first heard it. Powerful, intelligent and enigmatic. Deserves to be number one!
Couldnt have said it better, It has the same effect and i get the same feelings, even after all these years.

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