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Carpenters charts information*

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by adam, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    An interesting commentary on Twenty-Two Hits of Carpenters Compilation and Gold Compilation,here:
    Understanding: Japanese Album Sales – Page 15 – ChartMasters »

    Regarding Twenty-Two Hits, we read:
    "By the end of 1997, the album was already on 2.3 million units sold."
    plus... "nearly 200,000 copies over the following seven years."


    Regarding the "Gold" Compilation in Japan,we read:
    "By 2016, although it was replaced by various new hits packages since, this album is clearly close to the 3 million mark"
     
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  2. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    Apparently,
    New Zealand has interesting tastes in music....
    Beechwood 4-5789 reached #10 and spent 12 weeks total on the chart.
    Solitaire peaked at #6 and spent 11 weeks total on their chart.
    Please Mr. Postman reached only#4.
    There's A Kind of Hush peaked at #5 and spent a total of 17 weeks on their chart.

    More:
    The Official New Zealand Music Chart
    The Official New Zealand Music Chart
     
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  3. adam

    adam Active Member Thread Starter

    Hi
    Please mr ostman debuted on New Zealand charts on 2 february 1975 and reached no 1 on 7 march 1975 for 5 weeks and was on charts for 18 weeks.The Carpenters biggest hit in New Zealand.
     
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  4. adam

    adam Active Member Thread Starter

    Hi
    while researching pop charts.On 11 may 1973.
    Sing no 9 on US charts
    Top of the world no 5 on Austalian charts
    Sing no 8 on Hong kong charts
    I wont last a day no 10 on Hong kong charts/This had peaked at no 1 on Hong kong charts on 7 april 1973.
    Top of the world no 2 on New zealand charts.
     
  5. CraigGA

    CraigGA Well-Known Member

    I did not know that This Masquerade was released anywhere as a single. Very interesting.
     
  6. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

  7. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    I just found the old charts that I collected as a teenager. In South Australia, which is a state of Australia, on the weekly Top 40 chart for Friday 27th of January 1978 to Thursday 2nd of February 1978, "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" was Number 5 and the album, "Passage", was Number 17. The single was also Top 10 in other states, I believe, but at different times, and I'm fairly sure it was Top 5 in some. The week I mention, "Mull of Kintyre", by Wings, was the Number 1 single and "Greatest Hits Volume 2" by Olivia Newton-John was the Number 1 album.
     
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  8. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

  9. The Nations Favourite Carpenters songs

    peak positions:

    UK album chart: #2

    UK album chart physical sales: #1
     
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  10. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    In the state of South Australia, "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" was Number 5 on the weekly Top 40 charts for the week Friday 13th January 1978 to Thursday 19th January 1978 and the album, "Passage", was Number 11. The single spent at least three weeks in the Top 5. "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" spent 29 weeks, (seven months), on the Australian Top 100 and "Passage" had a ride of 18 weeks.
     
  11. newvillefan

    newvillefan Well-Known Member

    I'm intrigued why this particular album would show up on the US iTunes Charts now of all times.
     
  12. CraigGA

    CraigGA Well-Known Member

    It's in the 5 dollar sale bin.
     
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  13. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    As of 8 pm,iTunes,--today-- this LP is at #73 !
    That really is astounding--no matter what the price !
    So, this goes to show that a market in the USA does exist !
     
  14. Perhaps it's a Mothers' Day phenomenon, with surely many mothers getting new gadgets for the day and then downloading some things that they like. It's as good an explanation as any.
     
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  15. CraigGA

    CraigGA Well-Known Member

    I'll buy that!!
     
  16. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

  17. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    Moving up....USA itunes....
    #47 (+26)
    Carpenters - The Singles 1969-1973
     
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  18. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    Come on Harry! It's millions of American Millennials leaving Adele and Hip Hop and discovering what REAL MUSIC is all about!!
     
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  19. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    That truely is amazing!
     
  20. It is curious, though. Is there some kind of stealth Carpenters resurgence of which we're unaware? :)
     
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  21. CraigGA

    CraigGA Well-Known Member

    They say Carpenters catalog has always been active, and it is a good part of the reason we still have an extensive catalog still available. That specific album is digitally available on iTunes in a special bin. Since it was a big seller and still often recommended it makes sense that more are taking advantage of a good buy!

    Craig
     
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  22. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    They have a $5 bin at iTunes?! I just fell off my dinosaur!!
     
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  23. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    Seeing as I clearly remember that 'Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft' was ALL OVER Australian airwaves at the end of 1977 and beginning of 1978, I've been investigating to find out why it only peaked at Number 13 nationally. I've been researching peak positions, state by state. (Its OK - our states and territories are BIG and we don't have many of them). Here's what I've found out so far. In South Australia, 'Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft' spent two weeks at Number 5, from January 26th, 1978. It had at least 5 weeks in the Top 10. (I can't find charts around its peak in early-mid January). In Victoria, the single reached Number 8 on March 17th, 1978, and then spent two weeks at Number 10. In New South Wales, the song reached Number 10, but I can't find the date. That only leaves charts for Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory and ACT to find. Because of the fact that 'Calling Occupants' peaked in different states at different times, (as much as two months apart, it appears), the single remained on the national Top 100 for more than seven months. Btw, the album, 'Passage', reached at least Number 11 on the South Australian Top 40. It spent at least six weeks in the Top 20. Its peak was around mid-January.
     
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  24. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    What The World Listened To Most In 2016

    "Malaysia
    — ....Besides The Carpenters' Ultimate Collection — we've been feeling "Rainy Days and Mondays"
    ourselves lately, for some reason — being the fifth-best-selling record of the year......"
     
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  25. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    It's amazing the staying power of The Carpenters in the Far East; they just never seem to go "out of style".
     

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