The Daily Number One singles and albums for the 13th of February.
No.1 singles from Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A., Canada, Germany, England and Ireland plus albums from Oz, NZ, US, Canada and England too, with a full layout at Daily Number Ones.
For only the sixth time all seven No.1 songs matched as Ed Sheeran’s massive selling track “Shape of You” logged its fifth week at the top in Australia, New Zealand, England and Ireland, while its fourth week at No.1 in Germany and Canada and the song also returned for a second (of 12) week to the top in America. This week in 2018 US hip-hop act Migos saw their third album “Culture II” go to the top, while exactly a year earlier the bands second set in “Culture” logged a single week at the top in both America and Canada, while also spending a solo week at No.1 were The Dune Rats in Australia with their second album “The Kids Will Know it’s Bullshit” and in England the band Elbow saw their seventh album “Little Fictions” become their second consecutive No.1 set, while in New Zealand it was a return for the last time for Adele’s third album “25” for a fifteenth and final week.
The Gotye and Kimbra track “Somebody That I Used to Know” fell off the top spot in Germany and continued at No.1 in Ireland (2 of 5 wks), while it also started a five week run in England, with the new German No.1 being “Ai Se Eu Te Pego” for Michael Telo for a ten week stay at the top there. The new US chart-topper was the Kelly Clarkson track “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” for the first of three weeks, while Carly Rae Jepsen saw her first hit “Call Me Maybe” again at the top of her home country Canada’s single chart (2 of 4 wks), with the Flo Rida and Sia track “Wild Ones” reigning in both Australia (4 of 6 wks) and New Zealand (6th & final week). Canadian artist Leonard Cohen held for a second and last week in NZ with “Old Ideas”, which also logged a solo week at the top of his home countries chart, while the Lana Del Rey breakout set “Born to Die” logged a single week at No.1 in Australia and spent its second and final week at the top in England, while America held onto the second Adele set “21” (19 of 24 wks).
Chris Brown’s first single “Run it!” was spending its third and final week at the top in Australia, while it started a four week stay in New Zealand, with the new UK No.1 song being for DJ and producer Meck with “Thunder in My Heart (Again)” featuring the original songs singer Leo Sayer for a two week stay there. It was the third and final week at the top in Germany for the Mattafix track “Big City Life” and continuing at the top were America and Beyonce with “Check on it” (3 of 5 wks), Canada with Madonna’s “Hung Up” (8 of 15 wks) and Ireland with the Shayne Ward song “That’s My Goal” (6 of 7 wks). The James Blunt set “Back to Bedlam” started an eight week run at the top in Canada, while it was knocked off here by The Living End album “State of Emergency” for a single week. Barry Manilow scored his second US No.1 album 29 years after his first one, as the covers album “The Greatest Songs of the Fifties” logged a single week at the top there, while in England the Arctic Monkeys debut set “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” remained their No.1 album (3 of 4 wks).
The debut Macy Gray album “On How Life is” held again in New Zealand (4 of 5 wks) and returned to the top in Australia (6 of 7 wks), whilst her single “I Try” also regained the No.1 spot on the Oz singles chart for a third and final week. Logging one week at the top were Ireland with the Oasis track “Go Let it Out”, America with the Mariah Carey featuring Joe & 98 Degrees track “Thank God I Found You” and New Zealand with the Venga Boys song “Kiss (When the Sun Don’t Shine)”. Metal act HIM remained at the top in Germany with “Join Me in Death” (3 of 4 wks) and returning to top in Canada was the Christina Aguilera song “What a Girl Wants” (2 of 3 wks), while England logged a second and final week at No.1 for the Gabrielle track “Rise”, with her same-titled album starting a three week run at the top there also. America had the D’Angelo album “Voodoo” at the top for a second and final week, while in Canada the “Supernatural” set by Santana held again (2 of 8 wks).
Three cover songs remained at the top of their respective countries this day in 1994, as Australia held with Cut N’ Move and “Give it Up” (2 of 4 wks), NZ had Jimmy Cliff and his version of “I Can See Clearly Now” (5 of 6 wks) and in America it was “The Power of Love” for Celine Dion (2 of 4 wks), with her album “The Colour of My Love” at the top in Canada (8 of 13 wks). The Bryan Adams collection “So Far So Good” was again at No.1 in both Australia (12 of 14 wks) and New Zealand (11 of 13 wks), while Bryan’s single with Rod Stewart and Sting in “All for Love” logged a fifth and final week at No.1 in Canada and also started a four week stay in Germany, while the song was replaced in Ireland for a single week by the track “Return to Innocence” for Enigma, with the UK logging its fourth and final week at No.1 for the D:Ream track “Things Can Only Get Better”, with the new No.1 album there being “Under the Pink” for Tori Amos and in America it was “Kickin’ it Up” for country act John Michael Montgomery, both new No.1’s staying for a single week.
The first new No.1 of the year in Australia occurred on this day in ‘89 when Scottish twins The Proclaimers took their track “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” to the top for a five week stay, while holding onto their top-spot positions were New Zealand with U2 and “Angel of Harlem” (3 of 4 wks), America with the Paula Abdul song “Opposites Attract” (2 of 3 wks), Germany and “The First Time” for Robin Beck (3 of 7 wks), plus England and the Marc Almond and Gene Pitney duet “Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart” (3 of 4 wks), which also logged its second and final week at No.1 in Ireland with the Phil Collins track “Two Hearts” logging a fourth and last week at the top in Canada. The new No.1 album in the UK was the fifth studio album and first No.1 (of 2) for English electronic pioneers New Order and “Technique” for a single week, while returning to the top in America was the Bobby Brown debut album “Don’t Be Cruel” (4 of 6 wks), while holding their top album spots were Canada and the Traveling Wilburys album “Volume 1” (3 of 9 wks), Australia with the “Cocktail” soundtrack (5th & final wk) and New Zealand with the Jimmy Barnes set “Barnestorming” (3rd & final wk).
Simple Minds held the top of both New Zealand charts as their single “Waterfront” logged its second and final week at the top of the singles chart, and their seventh album “Sparkle in the Rain” started a two reign of their albums chart. The new No.1 single in Australia was the Pat Benatar track “Love is a Battlefield” for a five week run, whilst the new chart-topper in Canada was “Talking in Your Sleep” for The Romantics for one week, while their No.1 album was “Colour by Numbers” for Culture Club (5 of 12 wks), with the albums second single “Karma Chameleon” holding for a third and final week at No.1 in America. The UK continued with the Frankie Goes to Hollywood single “Relax” (3 of 5 wks) and the album “Touch” by the Eurythmics (2nd & final wk), while Queen spent a single week at No.1 in Ireland with “Radio Ga Ga”. The Michael Jackson set “Thriller” remained at the summit in both Australia (7 of 11 wks) and America (29 of 37 wks).
The new No.1 single in England was by local vocal-harmony group Brotherhood of Man and “Figaro” for one week, while in Canada it was a one week stay for the former US No.1 song “Baby Come Back” for Player. Those songs took over from “Mull of Kintyre” for Wings which remained at the top again in Australia (10 of 11 wks), NZ (4 of 7 wks), Germany (3 of 10 wks) and Ireland (10th & final wk), while America continued with The Bee Gees track “Stayin’ Alive” (3 of 4 wks) from their No.1 album again “Saturday Night Fever” (5 of 24 wks). “The Album” for ABBA remained at No.1 in England (2 of 7 wks) and started a five week run at the top in New Zealand, while also beginning a five week occupation was Linda Ronstadt and her “Simple Dreams” set in Australia, while Canada logged its second and final week for the Rod Stewart set “Footloose and Fancy Free”.
The song “Downtown” by Petula Clark logged a single week at No.1 in Australia, while it was replaced in New Zealand by a returning “I Feel Fine” by The Beatles for a third and final week, and also in Canada by “This Diamond Ring” by Gary Lewis and The Playboys for a three week stay, the song also starting a two week run at No.1 in America too. Former US No.1 “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” for The Righteous Brothers held for a second and final week at the top in England, while in Ireland “The Hucklebuck” by local singer Brendan Bowyer remained their No.1 song (5 of 7 wks), while the new chart-topper in Germany was a Cliff Richard rendition of “Spanish Harlem” for a four week run there. The UK No.1 album was “The Rolling Stones No.2” (3 of 10 wks), while “Beatles of Sale” held in Australia (2 of 11 wks) and its US version in “Beatles ‘65” held their too (7 of 9 wks).
The mixed-social classes romantic/tragedy film “A Summer Place” helped to put the Percy Faith and His Orchestra track “Theme from A Summer Place” at the top of the US singles chart for a nine week stretch starting today in 1960, while holding at the top again were “Boom Boom Baby” for Crash Craddock in Australia (2 of 4 wks), the Jim Reeves country ballad “He’ll Have to Go” in Canada (2 of 6 wks), “Marina” by Rocco Granata (7 of 13 wks) in Germany and in the UK it was “Why” for local singer Anthony Newley (2 of 4 wks). The US No.1 album for a second (of 12) week was “The Sound of Music” original cast recording and in the England it was the soundtrack for “South Pacific” (68 of 115 wks).
This was the last week that two versions of “Oh! My Papa” held across the Atlantic, as America logged its eighth and final week at the summit for the version by Eddie Fisher, while in England the Eddie Calvert rendition continued at the top (6 of 9 wks), with Australia and the Nat King Cole track “Pretend” scoring its seventh and final week at No.1.
No changes ten years earlier either as “You’ll Never Know” by Vera Lynn was at the top here (2 of 13 wks), “My Heart Tells Me” by Glen Gray in America (4 of 5 wks) and the UK was close to finishing with “If I Had My Way” by Bing Crosby (11 of 13 wks).
Tomorrow we look back at 2011, 2005, 1999, 1993, 1983, 1977, 1972, 1959, 1953 and 1943.
Compiled, researched and written by Music and Chart historian Gavin Ryan.