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Re: "Twice if youre lucky"- next single

Mariola ·
Thats the spirit, Kittybear! And, yes, ESOTW is among three best songs from Intriguer (with Falling dove and TIYL, pure masterpiece to me and I dont believe that any remix could be better than this studio version. But, anything that would take CH from complet annonymus status which they have now, is more than welcome to me.
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Re: "Twice if youre lucky"- next single

Watney Sideburns ·
I dunno -- Very Very Best has not made even the slightest dent in the UK or US charts so far. So I'm not pinning any hopes on TIYL getting much if any air time. The days when Crowded House were a major-league charting band are, for better or for worse, gone -- save, perhaps, in Australia and NZ. But Crowded House can boast what the majority of charting acts can't: a very loyal constituency of diehard fans who will buy their new material and attend their concerts. That's enough to keep the...
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Re: "Twice if youre lucky"- next single

Kittybear ·
I can't agree with you completely here Watney, I'm not surprised the VVB has had little impact over here, after all it's had very little marketing and its largely aimed at people who haven't got RD or TOE, that is complete newbies and the abject failure of Intriguer so far means there aren't many new fans to buy it. However, TIYL is a really strong, commercial song and although it probably will be ignored in the US, I believe that it will get radio airplay over in the UK because unlike ESOTW...
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Re: "Twice if youre lucky"- next single

Watney Sideburns ·
I'd be the first to admit that I'm rather out of touch these days with mainstream radio and chart hits. But what my students listen to - and they're a fairly representative sample of the 18-26 demographic that send most songs into top 10 lists, whether mainstream or "alternative" - sounds nothing like TIYL. Their music sensibilities seem to have been forged from a weird mix of hiphop, R and B, hardcore punk, and shoegazing indie music. Their spectrum of taste doesn't seem to extend to well-...
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Re: "Twice if youre lucky"- next single

Paul H ·
Well, the current UK singles chart is dominated by what they now call R'n'B with a side of hiphop. It ain't anything like the music I'd call R'n'B but there ya go. The lack of variety is truly scary. There is so little chart music that has been within a mile of a guitar... I'd be hopeful that TIYL would get Radio 2 airplay which might in turn generate a few album sales, but chart success for the single is an absolute non starter. Unless someone randomly picked it as a Rage Against The...
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Re: "Twice if youre lucky"- next single

BART ·
A digression I know but there's an article on this very subject on the BBC website for those that are interested.... Even a year or so back, the charts had a liberal sprinking of mainstream indie (if that isn't an oxymoron!). Now nothing! Even the half decent (term applied very loosely) 'RnB' tracks aren't complete without a guest rapper instead of a middle 8. So Crowded House haven't got a hope in hell of getting anywhere near the charts. Still be good to hear TIYL on Radio...
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Re: "Twice if youre lucky"- next single

Paināporo ·
Here in the states we gave up on chart success for the Crowdies decades ago. That being said, "Twice If You're Lucky" is the best single this band will have released since "Distant Sun" so somebody had better do *something* with it. I don't expect to hear it on the radio but it would be nice if it found it's way on to a popular movie soundtrack, or was used in a commercial for something. Maybe a commercial promoting a movie? If a song like this can't be used in some way to spread the word of...
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Re: "Twice if youre lucky"- next single

lavar78 ·
...except for "Nails in My Feet," "Pineapple Head," "Private Universe," "Locked Out," "Don't Stop Now," "Pour le Monde," "Saturday Sun," and "Either Side of the World." If there aren't going to be any b-sides, what's the point?
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Re: "Twice if youre lucky"- next single

Mariola ·
Well, assumption of Finngirl is quite on place. I think, Neil and co. have to be have really low expectations about their music if they are satisfiyed with: - only 12. position on UK charts (weakest higher place ever for CH after "Woodface" era), vanished after only few weeks from every chart in UK - 1. and 3. position on Australian and N.Z. charts, but VANISHED OFF charts after only few weeks - expected but not welcomed only 50th place on US charts - not making impact on any european top 20...
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Re: "Twice if youre lucky"- next single

Paul H ·
The thing is, I'm really interested in the difference between what we expected of a record company back in, say, the mid 90's and what we expect now. Together Alone had a handful of singles taken from it and each one appeared in multiple formats with exclusive bonus tracks which enticed the hardcore to buy them. Consequently, they charted on first week of release and then subsequently vanished. And never got played on the radio. But I don't recall anyone complaining. Maybe they felt that at...
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Re: "Twice if youre lucky"- next single

Mariola ·
Well, Cobardon, I see your point and you got some things true, but: I dont know about OMD and "Divine comedys" (by the way "Divine comedys" never had a close high stars status as CH used to (2 years on UK charts with Woodface even after TA released, 120.000 crowd on Farewel concert, favorit Lady Di band, etc.,etc..), but as for P. Gabriel, his new album "Scrach my back" reached top 10 on almost every westeuropean national chart, canadian top 10, UK 12th, and US 26th, Independence US 3rd.
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Re: "Twice if youre lucky"- next single

Cobardon ·
In the UK, Mode get virtually no radio play at all (except their old hits of course), and to my knowledge their other media appearances were pretty much equivalent to CH (except that they didn't get an hour long special on Radio 2, unlike CH). So my point is that I don't see much of a difference in record company support in the UK at least. Just that the old fan base stayed with Mode, and not the House. Why that is, I'm not sure: perhaps it's because DM stayed together, maybe they had a...
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Re: "Twice if youre lucky"- next single

Mariola ·
Again me and Paul H. First of all, I dont have to know and meet director of tobacco industry to know that something stinks and terribly wrong about tobacco industries. I see results of it all around me. In sport language: I dont have to know anything about, for example "Newcastle"s (England Football Premiership club)manager or coach to ask and want for his resign if Newcastle is on 15.th place of Premiership league. His results are his prove of his working and susceess. Same thing is with...
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Re: "Twice if youre lucky"- next single

adidasman ·
Your examples are misguided, Mariola. For a football team, winning is the only measurement that matters; every team has the same objective and every coach has the same directive from the owners. WIN. That is not necessarily the case with a record company and an artist; what would be considered a great sales success for Lyle Lovett would surely be a catastrophe for Katy Perry. When you wrote to CH's management, expressing your concern about Intriguer's lackluster sales, what did you expect...
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Re: "Twice if youre lucky"- next single

Mariola ·
Like I said, some people would find anything to justify lousy work, lack of any success, lack of decent kindness (as for 46 Finngirls e-mails to UMG without answering). Further, if Neil wanted bad promotion and no sucsses at all just to find a rest and piece off everything (how pathetic that sounds, are you aware of that?) than he probably wouldnt leave EMI (he had that already with them), he wouldnt said on some concert that crowd should buy Intriguer instead of "Oasis- best of", he wouldnt...
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Re: "Twice if youre lucky"- next single

Paul H ·
I think the point is that you can take a horse to water but you can't make it drink. And sometimes, especially if the act of taking the horse to the water is very expensive and the horse is very unlikely to want to drink, it just might not be worth it. That doesn't mean that you've failed anyone. It means that you've assessed the situation and made a perfectly valid choice. I just think it's utterly unrealistic to expect Crowded House to be commercially popular (in the UK at least) when...
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2x tickets for sale, Auckland, tonight

astronaught ·
Now that I look closely at the seating chart, I'm fairly sure these two extra tickets I have for sale are in the first row.  Face value only.  Would be sad two leave two empty seats in the first row!  Anybody need tickets?
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31 album, 2nd Wellington show, Top 20 single

gryphon ·
Phew- huge subject list- NZ seems captured in all things Finn this week. As expected EVERYONE IS HERE debuted at #1, Platinum (Pre-sold Gold and hit Platinum during the week). Think the Finn-fever has helped with 'Wont Give In which climbs from #23 to...
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3rd row for Minneapolis show 9/9

anniea ·
I have two extra tickets for this show at face value plus tickemaster costs. These are main floor center section...left side. Email for exact seats if interested. http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/06003EA3F8BFD1A0?arti...=10001&minorcatid=60 click on seating chart Thanks, Annie
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Re: CH in unexpected places

Paul H ·
Weather With You was played on Radio 2 last Saturday. This, in itself, is nothing special. What was remarkable was the fact that it was played in the context of a run down of the UK TOP 10 from March 1992. The reason this is remarkable, is that Crowded House only ever spent TWO weeks in the UK TOP 10 singles chart, so the "window of opportunity" is really very small. Despite it having dropped to 10 in the week in question Tony Blackburn noted afterwards that "well, you have to [play it],...
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Re: CH in unexpected places

Kittybear ·
Wow, this really shows how limited CH were in terms of pop success over here. In fact it led me to look up CH pop singles record in the UK, here it is: 27 Crowded House Don't Dream It's Over Jun 1987 17 Crowded House Fall At Your Feet Nov 1991 7 Crowded House Weather With You Feb 1992 26 Crowded House Four Seasons In One Day Jun 1992 24 Crowded House It's Only Natural Sep 1992 19 Crowded House Distant Sun Oct 1993 22 Crowded House Nails In My Feet Nov 1993 12 Crowded House Locked Out Feb...
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Re: CH a new Platinum Award in 2012

gryphon ·
It will to some very small degree, I'd say a lot of the Platinum sales probably went towards people replacing worn copies of Rec Dream..and our loyal musical army! Savage Garden have a long long way to go to catch up here, their sales have slowed massively in Australia, I'd say they'd need about 100,000 units to get close. I doubt it will happen, RD is still ticking over but slower being a higher price. Each time CH tour Australia Recurring Dream and Very Very Best Of will have chart ...
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Re: CH a new Platinum Award in 2012

gryphon ·
4-11-12-The Very Very Best Of Crowded House Maybe people have been buying this for the upcoming christmas period. It jumped on the aria (catalogue) chart this week. From #32- to #13...so all those JB Hi Fi stores have been selling a few copies over the last few weeks.
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Re: CH a new Platinum Award in 2012

gryphon ·
11-11-12 Another week of positive chart news for THE VERY VERY BEST OF CROWDED HOUSE for Australia. Moves up to #8 (from #13) on the catalogue chart and climbs back into the National ARIA Top 50 chart at #48! Platinum status.
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Re: CH in unexpected places

Kittybear ·
Rightly or wrongly I always remember Fingers of Love as an abortive single rather like Twice if your Lucky. There was no proper video for it and although it did chart it was very much one of those singles that following it's limited success was never heard of again in terms of radio play. I don't know about you but when I remember the promotion of TA, it is for the frenetic Locked Out video, the pseudo-religous Nails video and the surreal Private Universe video. I also recall many live...
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Re: IN DEEP END IS DAY

blues ·
phil, can you help me with a dilemma i have? i have recently recorded a terrific song. it could someday make the billboard top 100 chart. it is called "all i need is a big fat toilet to smell". the only problem is ..... i don't have a great singing voice. could you possibly provide the vocals for this song? just think! with your vocals and my lyrics..... it is sure to be a smash hit ! then we could both retire!! and then i could stop selling naked pictures of my grandmother on e-bay, in...
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Re: Crowdies vs Neil Finn solo

markt ·
this is a good point - for me neils music peaked around together alone as a songwriter. i liked twt but am not keen on 1-0 - its a matter of taste and i also wonder if there is a almost psychology attachement to crowded house that somehow degrades what neil is doing solo. but it this way - if the music neil makes as a solo artist could come under the tag of crowded house would we somehow like it more because that is what we are used to or becuase it may be reaching higher chart placements.
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Re: The most embarrassing item in music collection

DeleteMe ·
Lie every german girl in my age I once was terribly in love with David Hasselhoff - exactly when I was 7 years old. These things happen and well - he was a kind of star appearing in every TV show in Germany that time promoting his music - he was a chart topper with "I've been looking for freedom" and "Crazy for you" - as a fan I had to have a CD of course *blush* BUT I've sold it when I was 9! Nevertheless it's still embarressing, isn't it? Silke
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Re: anybody not like any tracks on one nil?

StrummerDave ·
I wonder if an artist leaving a group to go solo, becomes self indulgent without the moderating effect of other band members. I feel that Neils solo work is more complicated than his CH work, and few songs have the repetative 'hook' often found in a pop hit. Having said that, a musician of Neils proven calibre is entitled to expect us to work a little harder to get into his songs, and I'm prepared to give longer to his songs than I might another musician, knowing there are likely to be many...
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Re: Number 1 on the day you were born....

DeleteMe ·
I'd love to know the No.1 chart position on my birthday... does anybody have an idea how I can find out? Silke
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Re: Hole in the Ice UK cds out!

loufun ·
Marcus - you nearly sound like you could be on Neil's payroll.....hmmm,I wonder? There's certainly a lot of familiarity in the name Marcus. You're right though, what a carcking good pair of singles. Please,please can everyone go out and buy both and we'll get this single in the rightful chart spot that it deserves.
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Re: Live album- dont buy it in a hurry!

Big Head ·
I disagree. I think this will be a great album. If they are going to release it on a mass scale it has to be good. I've seen many retailers already allowing advance orders of it. So it should get a chart entry. And anything on DVD will take to me to heaven!!! What with 15 songs or so, it should be fantastic. Sorry Peter Green, these types of purchases makes you bypass the fan club live CDs
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Re: Are there any CH fans my age out there?

Secret God (Stew) ·
I'm strait onto it, although I've tried heaps of times before. I've lent my CH albums to nearly all my friends, but no one seems to appreciate quality music anymore. ...but I'll keep trying. The average mentality of today's youth is unbelieveable - everyone I know is either a complete teenybopper (up to age 13) or they "like" crummy biscuit music ( Limp BizkiT ). Whenever I ask 66...Why do you like them?...99 , I always get some lame reason like 66...because they're music's cool...99 . The...
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Re: Are there any CH fans my age out there?

Blink ·
I'm one of the ancient people on this forum being 35 ....... and would you believe it but I'm still introducing CH/Neil Finn to friends my age! I'm amazed how young some of you are.... this is not meant to sound at all patronising but I think you post some really interesting things.... you obviously haven't had your brains destroyed by exposure to chart-pop I hope you stick with things Finn! Oh yeah..... I love cricket too but being English I get an awful lot of stick from my aussie/nz mates
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Re: Crowdies- Dreaming the Videos DVD

gryphon ·
13th April 2009 DREAMING THE VIDEOS (DVD) re-enters the Australian ARIA TOP 40 DVD chart this week. It came back in at #37. Currently Double Platinum but edging it's way to three times Platinum in this country. Gryph
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Re: Chart History

Paināporo ·
Does anybody know where I can find the complete chart history for Crowded House singles and albums including dates and chart positions? It would be great to finally have that information written down!
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Re: Chart History

Paināporo ·
The wiki page is almost awesome. But what I want are dates associated with chart data. Like When did "Don't Dream It's Over" enter the charts and what was its position each week? Something like what they have in the Split Enz forum: 1. I GOT YOU Date: 16/08/1980 - Run: 69-43-38-35-27-25-22-*12*-18-28-45 (11 wks)
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Re: Chart History

Vincent ·
A few years ago, Hanboo did an incredible work by posting a complete chart history for Crowded House in the USA & UK on the UKMIX forum here . Thanks to him. * UK SINGLES * ============= 1. DON'T DREAM IT'S OVER Written by: Neil Finn Produced by: Mitchell Froom Date: 16/05/1987 - Run: 92-89-76-62-34-29-27-27-33-41-67 (11 wks) Re 01: 09/11/1996: *25* -44-83-119-159-178-0-0-0-196 (7-6c wks, 18 wsf) Re 02: 27/11/2010: 141 (1 wk) Total # of re-entries: 3 Total # of weeks: 19 -11c ( Top 75:...
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Re: Chart History

Enzboy ·
Here is what I have found for the NZ charts up to 1996 from a NZ chart book, New Zealand Music Charts 1966 - 1996. Date is when it entered the charts (which is a Friday - Month / Day / Year) . Peak position first, amount of weeks at peak in brackets followed by amount of weeks in charts. 03/06/87 Don't Dream it's Over - 1(1) / 20 weeks 05/22/87 Something So Strong - 3 / 12 weeks 09/18/87 Now We're Getting Somewhere - 33 / 3 weeks 07/22/88 Better Be Home Soon - 2(1) / 14 weeks 01/20/89 Sister...
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Re: Chart History

Vincent ·
Originally Posted by Enzboy: Here is what I have found for the NZ charts up to 1996 from a NZ chart book, New Zealand Music Charts 1966 - 1996. Date is when it entered the charts (which is a Friday - Month / Day / Year) . Peak position first, amount of weeks at peak in brackets followed by amount of weeks in charts. 03/06/87 Don't Dream it's Over - 1(1) / 20 weeks 43-22-15-7-3-2-1-2-2-3-3-9-6-7-15-18-23-28-25-38 05/22/87 Something So Strong - 3 / 12 weeks 19-8-9-4-8-3-9-11-21-30-40-41...
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Re: Chart History

Paināporo ·
This has been a great help everyone! I currently have the following: X US singles chart history X US album chart history X UK singles chart history X UK album chart history X Canadian singles chart history X Canadian album chart history X NZ singles chart history What I'm still looking for: - NZ album chart history - Australia singles chart history - Australia album chart history - Also, I would love any information on the charting of "Weather With You" across Europe. I always hear people...
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Re: Chart History

Vincent ·
Little by little, we can do that. Today, I post the NZ album chart history for Crowded House. I also add certifications. It needs to be updated I think. CROWDED HOUSE (50 weeks/ Peak : 3) 5x platinum - 13/07/1986: 36-28-27-40 - 05/04/1987: 6-5-4-4-5-5-5-5-4-3-3-3-4-3-5-7-10-12-16-15-24-22-19-43- 32-29-34-32-36-39-50-48 - 25/09/1988: 42-41-41 - 15/01/1989: 43 - 29/01/1989: 38-43 - 12/04/1992: 38-26-18-22-31-40-44 - 07/06/1992: 49 TEMPLE OF LOW MEN (24 weeks / Peak : 2 ) 2x platinum -...
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Re: Chart History

Vincent ·
I follow with the dutch chart history. NETHERLANDS SONGS DON'T DREAM IT'S OVER Peak : 7 - 09/05/1987 : 72-36-28-17-10-8-8-9-9-7-10-19-21-56-77-87 (16 weeks) WORLD WHERE YOU LIVE Peak : 76 - 05/09/1987 : 86-78-76-81-88-96-99 (7 weeks) BETTER BE HOME SOON Peak : 31 - 30/07/1988 : 74-49-48-40-40-40-39-35-31-53-66 (11 weeks) INTO TEMPTATION Peak : 20 - 08/04/1989 : 92-81-60-36-21-20-20-29-33-39-45-63-79-95 (15 weeks) CHOCOLATE CAKE Peak : 27 - 15/06/1991 : 93-77-70-60-48-39-29-27-42-68-97 (11...
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Re: Chart History

BrotherMadly ·
Here are some early Austrailan Crowded House singles chart runs: Kent Music Report/Australian Music Report era: (the top 50 portion of this chart was licensed by ARIA between mid-1983 and early June 1988) 1. Mean To Me: 30 June 1986 91-67-65-54-39- 26 -27-28-32-30-27-36-47-71-87 2. Now We're Getting Somewhere: 6 October 1986 100-x-85-75-68- 63 -67-71-68-76-75 3. Don't Dream It's Over 1 December 1986 99-94-66-57-54-54-42-31-27-14-13-11- 8 -10-11-15-21-24-31-37-45-54-61-69-70-78 4. World Where...
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Re: Chart History

Paul H ·
All UK chart runs can be found on the official website. Just type UK singles chart into any reputable search engine.
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Re: Year end round up - What's tour top10 singles ?

Sara ·
Woo! The Matt 'Aqualung' Hales track... I'm not sure if I can even think of 10 singles from this year as I don't pay attention to the singles chart, but I'll try - in no real order Outkast - Hey Ya! Aqualung - Brighter Than Sunshine Biffy Clyro - Questions & Answers The Cooper Temple Clause - Blind Pilots Gary Jules - Mad World The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love The Raveonettes - That Great Love Sound Deja Voodoo - We Are Deja Voodoo Damien Rice - Cannonball The White...
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Re: So you're into.....what?

Bob Memery ·
DANNY WILSON (and the subsequent career of main man Gary Clark: he co-wrote a lot of Natalie Imbruglia's recent album) Anselm: I've got virtually all of The Blue Nile (all bar the 2nd CD single for Happiness) Scritti Politti is fairly obscure, and he/they are in the UK top 500 acts for singles chart placings...
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Re: NZ Musical Tree?

shmap ·
Ooh, three replies already! Lovely. Thanks for your assistance everyone, I'll definitely poke around all of these avenues. And that's a very nice chart, Juddfinn. Very nice indeed . Now, where's Peter?
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Re: Does anyone else feel out of touch with today's pop-music...

sylcar ·
If you look at the UK singles chart it bears no resemblance to the album chart as singles go in high and then drop like a stone. The album charts are full of jazzy stuff - I've read somewhere that the record companies are marketing albums at 30 something women and singles at the teens. Shame to say that Busted who reached number one single a few weeks ago only sold 8000 copies on the first day of sales, not sure of the weeks sales but I think between 30,000 and 40,000 wouldn't be too far...
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Re: Does anyone else feel out of touch with today's pop-music...

sevenworlds ·
Private Life, I guess I did myself an injustice saying I'm "trying to make a living from music". That makes it sound like a job of work. Music is my life, I was writing songs for about 5yrs in the privacy of my bedroom while doing jobs I hated, before I made the decision this is what I wanted to do. There's now nothing else I want or can see myself doing. Unfortunately, earning money from it has to be an issue at some point. Its my stubborness to not 'play the game' and write the kind of...
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