PSB and their successful album charts results in the 80's in Mexico, Brazil and South Africa

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PSB and their successful album charts results in the 80's in Mexico, Brazil and South Africa

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SOUTH AFRICA (FOREIGN ALBUMS):
- Actually was the second best selling album in 1987 (overall 2nd)
- Introscpective the 8th in 1988 (overall 8th)

MEXICO (FOREIGN ALBUMS):
- Actually was the 4th best selling album in 1987 (overall 8th)

BRAZIL (FOREIGN ALBUMS):
- Actually was the 10 th best selling album in 1987 (overall 21th)
- Introspective THE BEST SELLING ALBUM in 1988 (overall 3th)


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leesmapman wrote: Thu 01 Oct 2020, 2:38 pm What about Please and Disco?
Not in the top 10 of the year.

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Nickname wrote: Thu 01 Oct 2020, 12:48 pm SOUTH AFRICA (FOREIGN ALBUMS):
- Actually was the second best selling album in 1987 (overall 2nd)
- Introscpective the 8th in 1988 (overall 8th)
Feels wrong somehow.

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Fascinating..
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BRAZIL
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Both Norwegians A-Ha and Brits Pet Shop Boys got bigger than life too. There have been many Brazilian sales myths related to both of them, including claims of a million sales for some albums, and while these figures were exaggerated the fact they were hugely popular was completely valid. ndeed, after landing at #10 and #8, respectively, in 1987, the Pet Shop Boys and A-Ha reach #1 and #2 among 1988’s list. The latter album, Stay On These Roads, was audited in 1994, hitting Platinum for 250,000 sales. It could have been anywhere from 250,000 to 500,000 and was most likely in the higher range since Scoundrel Days, a lower success, also made it to Platinum. The former LP, Introspective, was never audited but there is little doubt that it is eligible for at least Platinum too.
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SOUTH AFRICA
Considering the strong schedule of massive titles released in 1987, the Top 2 comes as a bit of a surprise, with Fleetwood Mac’s Tango In The Night at the top position and Pet Shop Boys’ Actually one spot behind, with 184 and 177 owners, respectively.
Pet Shop Boys with Introspective and A-Ha with Stay On These Roads, all of which had previously performed very well and manage to do so again
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What on earth is this, and why is there an "Owners" column?

Is this some aggregation of who in that country claims to own which albums according to some site? Hardly seems like a "chart" then, does it?...

Come on Nickname. :roll:

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retrofuturist wrote: Thu 01 Oct 2020, 11:25 pm What on earth is this, and why is there an "Owners" column?

Is this some aggregation of who in that country claims to own which albums according to some site? Hardly seems like a "chart" then, does it?...

Come on Nickname. :roll:
ChartMaster,.org is a quite reliable source in my opinion.
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ChartMaster,.org is a quite reliable source on my opinion.
A reliable source of what?

Your opinion is based on what?

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It can be two things wrote: Fri 02 Oct 2020, 11:08 am
ChartMaster,.org is a quite reliable source on my opinion.
A reliable source of what?

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What is the point of this..?
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Thank you! At least you made me re-live those magnificient times, "wrapped in nostalgia"

I am very happy that I first-hand witnessed their "imperial" time. It was so fun, so exciting...to keep up with releases, to follow up their chart positions...How I was disappointed when What Have I Done...did not chart the tops ot both sides of the Pond, and how furious I was when Always on my mind only topped at number four in the USA. We all were expecting a solid number one there.

There should be some kind of a 3D movie for PSB fans who were too young or were not born at that time or who became fans at a later time in their lifetime so they can live through these times. From 1986 to 1989 (the release of It's Alright as a single) it was "fabulous darling".

They were literally everywhere. They made me proud; I do not know why one young and clueless lad becomes proud of a band, but I was really proud to be a fan of them. I remember a guy from our class who used to hate "foreign pop music" because it was for "anti-nationalistic capitalist faggots" (he was a far right man and used to listen local music) but I caught him on the spot when he was listening to "It's A Sin" and murmuring its lyrics under his breath. For joke I just threatened him that I would expose him to the class and tramp his charisma under my feet. He just begged me over and over and bought me some sandwich or something like that as bribery not just because his charisma would be destroyed but he could go on listening to the song forever without "my threats."

Oh great memories.

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