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4.6 Did the Hit Parade singles break some kind of record? (The Wedding Present Songs and albums)




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This article is from the The Wedding Present FAQ, by Kevin Behrens (kbehrens@cscmail.csc.com) with numerous contributions by others.

4.6 Did the Hit Parade singles break some kind of record? (The Wedding Present Songs and albums)

David Gedge: "Yes, indeed -- although we became only the second
artist to have twelve Top 30 UK hits in one year -- Elvis being
the other -- ours were all *new* releases [I think some of his
were re-releases...I'm not completely sure about this!!]. We've
subsequently achieved the, erm, honour of a mention in the
(British edition of) 'The Guiness Book of World Records'.
Hooray!"

Neil Morgenstern (N.Morgenstern@cs.ucl.ac.uk): "The highest
position is #10 for 'Come Play With Me'. This single spent 2
weeks in the Top 75, the other week being at #65. 'Silver
Shorts' spent one week in the top 75 at #14. This single holds
the record for the highest placing in the Top 75 by a single
that was only in there for 1 week. 'Three' also peaked at #14
but managed a second week at #73.

"Other positions reached were as follows:

'California' - 16
'Love Slave' - 17
'Sticky' - 17
'Boing' - 19
'Go-Go Dancer' - 20
'Flying Saucer' - 22
'Queen Of Outer Space' - 23
'No Christmas' - 25
'Blue Eyes' - 26

"'Blue Eyes' spent a second week in the top 75 at #53. The
highest placing for the second week even though it had the
lowest placing for the first week. Apart from those already
mentioned, none of the others managed a second week in the
top 75."

 

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