Get The Stranglers Back in the Charts.....

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Re: Get The Stranglers Back in the Charts.....

Post by jason » 01 Feb 2010, 13:18

staginblack wrote:Here's what we're up against.

The latest single by Madness has had airplay, promotion and is available in physical formats but still only managed number 199!

Just in case you've not heard from any other source, Forever Young
saw Madness return to the charts last week after the disappointment
of Sugar And Spice.

Sadly it was still a glorious failure, reaching number 199 on the
main singles chart and 24 on the indie singles chart. It also managed
to fall to 89 from its new entry peak of 64 on the national airplay
charts.

Hopefully any future single releases will take advantage of chart
rules and any remaining Madness completists and be released on 3
physical formats (7", 7" pic disc and CD) PLUS the downloads. If
Cliff Richards can get to number 40 in the singles chart with 6,000
sales (nearly all on 7") then Madness ought to be able to too.

That said, Forever Young still became Madness's 38th single to chart
in the UK (39 if you count the 2Tone EP from 1993). That's quite some
record (and that's quite some pun!). It is, of course, their lowest by
some way with What's That being the next lowest at 92.

By my reckoning 4 have failed to chart completely. In chronological
order they were: Our House first Virgin reissue, It Must Be Love
(Tall Guy reissue), Girl (Why Don't You?) and Sugar And Spice.

I have made progress in my attempts to catalogue all of Madness's
album chart positions and should be able to report on this in a few
weeks. So far I've managed to establish that Madness have 489 weeks on
the top 100 (or 504 if you count Dance Craze (which I don't Mr CCP!)).
Hopefully the 500 weeks can be passed this year as Salvo/USM look to
release more of the brilliant back catalogue.
At least Retro Rockets is not available on an album yet so that might help sales, whereas the Madness single has been available on their album for several months, so a lot of Madness fans would not bother with it.

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Post by Arthur Streeb-Greebling » 01 Feb 2010, 13:52

C r a s s ! wrote:Spooner might be only 2 foot tall :grin:
Is he really that tall? not met the bloke, like.
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Re: Get The Stranglers Back in the Charts.....

Post by jason » 01 Feb 2010, 13:53

I've just emailed Fearne Cotton at Radio One and Chris Evans and Janice Long at Radio Two. Can we all do this to different DJ'S and stations too?

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jason wrote:I've just emailed Fearne Cotton at Radio One and Chris Evans and Janice Long at Radio Two. Can we all do this to different DJ'S and stations too?
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Post by Bear Cage » 01 Feb 2010, 14:49

jason wrote: At least Retro Rockets is not available on an album yet so that might help sales, whereas the Madness single has been available on their album for several months, so a lot of Madness fans would not bother with it.
And having bought the Madness Album, it's quite understandable, even with promotion, why you wouldn't buy the single. It's a bit like Hooverdam in the fact that the live performances on the DVD are much better than the studio ones on the CD (but that's the subject of another thread or two).
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Post by yongkuk » 01 Feb 2010, 23:00

Realistically, everyone on here who intends to buy it will have to buy about 5-10 copies. That would be 7.90 for 10 copies on itunes.
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Post by parasiteinblack » 01 Feb 2010, 23:05

yongkuk wrote:Realistically, everyone on here who intends to buy it will have to buy about 5-10 copies. That would be 7.90 for 10 copies on itunes.
DON'T buy more than one copy on itunes or they won't count at all. They're clamping down on that sort of thing, that's why Cowell couldn't buy the Xmas number 1 by purchasing the required amount of XFactor singles.
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Post by theraven1979 » 01 Feb 2010, 23:08

You'd have to get your friends to buy it as I believe ITunes would recognise you multiple purchases and discount them

Anyway, surely "I Pronounce You" was Madness's worst single? I remember that being out

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Post by yongkuk » 01 Feb 2010, 23:09

yes we need to spread it around, napster, we7, amazon, itunes etc.
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Post by parasiteinblack » 01 Feb 2010, 23:11

yongkuk wrote:yes we need to spread it around, napster, we7, amazon, itunes etc.
yep absolutely.
If everyone in the FB group does that then we've got a big hit. 8) 8)
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