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Carpenters charts information*

GaryAlan

Well-Known Member
December 8,2014, PopVortex has itunes chart:
Carpenters
Christmas Portrait#45

Glee's Christmas Album,
with their version of Merry Christmas, Darling
at#41

(I just don't get it.)
 
itunes are dominated by teenyboppers so its no surprise glee is on there.

The Carpenters version will always be the classic. What version of Merry Christmas, Darling do you hear on the radio? Carpenters, not glee. Pretenders will come and go, but this song will ALWAYS be owed by the Carpenters (similar to Nat King Cole owning The Christmas Song).

This is my ringtone thru at least New Years :)
http://www.ventones.com/free-ringtone-k5y7UNQm-Carpenters-Merry-Christmas-Darling-(End).html
 

A&M Retro

Well-Known Member
The GLEE version doesn't have a chance. I've never heard it once on the radio, though I know it was a big deal when it was released. That song will always belong to Karen.
 

GaryAlan

Well-Known Member
As of December 13, 2014, Christmas Portrait is not on Billboard's Top 50 Holiday Albums.
As of December 9th, Carpenters #50 on PopVortex itunes chart.
Nice to know "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" ranks higher, though.(Not!)
A word to those in 'power' at UMG, I'm no business expert, but lower the price of Portrait, and
you'll move more product.
 

GaryAlan

Well-Known Member
December 6, 1980
(West) Germany Chart:
Carpenters
Beautiful Moments, LP
#8 this week ( #6 previous week)
 
According to this chart...
http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-holiday-songs

Billboards Hot 100 holiday hits for the past week.
#61 - Merry Christmas Darling - Carpenters
#65 - Home For the Holidays - Carpenters
#82 - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Carpenters

And the iTunes top 100 Christmas Albums of the week
http://www.popvortex.com/music/charts/top-christmas-albums.php
#59 - Christmas Portrait - Carpenters
Updated this week

Billboard Hot 100 holiday hits for the past week
#60 - Merry Christmas, Darling - Carpenters
#95 - Home For the Holidays - Carpenters

iTunes top 100 Christmas Albums of the week
#49 - Christmas Portrait - Carpenters

So on the Billboard 100, Merry Christmas, Darling rose up 1 spot, but Home For the Holidays fell 30 spots, and Have Yourself fell off the top 100.

On Itunes, Christmas Portrait jumped 10 spots.

I would be interested in seeing actual national airplay of all the songs....I say that because a lot of the Billboard 100 is contaminated with modern hits that I have NEVER heard on the radio, probably trending with the kiddies. I mean, the classics by far dominate, but still, plenty of current hits you dont actually seem to hear on the radio.
 

GaryAlan

Well-Known Member
Billboard Top 200 Album Charts, Week ending December 27, 2014:
Christmas Portrait#159
(and, moving up)

Popvortex, itunes chart December 18,2014:
Christmas Portrait#40
 
Updated this week

Billboard Hot 100 holiday hits for the past week
#60 - Merry Christmas, Darling - Carpenters
#95 - Home For the Holidays - Carpenters

iTunes top 100 Christmas Albums of the week
#49 - Christmas Portrait - Carpenters

So on the Billboard 100, Merry Christmas, Darling rose up 1 spot, but Home For the Holidays fell 30 spots, and Have Yourself fell off the top 100.

On Itunes, Christmas Portrait jumped 10 spots.

I would be interested in seeing actual national airplay of all the songs....I say that because a lot of the Billboard 100 is contaminated with modern hits that I have NEVER heard on the radio, probably trending with the kiddies. I mean, the classics by far dominate, but still, plenty of current hits you dont actually seem to hear on the radio.
Latest weekly update..

On the Billboard 100, Home for the Holidays climbed up 3 notches, while Merry Christmas, Darling continued its climb, now up to #53.
#53 - Merry Christmas, Darling - Carpenters
#92 - Home For the Holidays - Carpenters

On the Itunes top 100 Christmas Albums, a 17 spot leap!
#32 - Christmas Portrait - Carpenters
 

GaryAlan

Well-Known Member
Carpenters Worldwide iTunes Performance | Last update: 2014-12-23
Album: Carpenters: Gold - Greatest Hits
#10 Philippines
#20 Laos
#21 Vietnam
#26 Japan
#63 Indonesia
#72 Spain
#73 Sri Lanka
#74 Paraguay
#86 Costa Rica
#117 Qatar
#131 Cambodia
#143 Brazil
#146 Singapore
#155 United Kingdom
#174 Taiwan
#174 United Arab Emirates
#182 Malaysia
#186 New Zealand

Album: Christmas Collection
#68 Bermuda
#79 Hong Kong
#91 Oman
#101 Philippines
#109 Belgium
#110 Trinidad and Tobago
#115 Japan
#177 Netherlands
#180 Singapore
#184 Norway

Album: The Carpenters: The Singles 1969-1981
#87 Mexico

Album: Carpenters Gold - 35th Anniversary Edition
#184 Cambodia
 
Latest weekly update..

On the Billboard 100, Home for the Holidays climbed up 3 notches, while Merry Christmas, Darling continued its climb, now up to #53.
#53 - Merry Christmas, Darling - Carpenters
#92 - Home For the Holidays - Carpenters

On the Itunes top 100 Christmas Albums, a 17 spot leap!
#32 - Christmas Portrait - Carpenters
For this same week...

Holiday Airplay, based on Nielson ratings, ranks Merry Christmas, Darling as the 34th most played holiday song nationwide.
 

GaryAlan

Well-Known Member
Carpenters Worldwide iTunes Performance | Last update: 2014-12-28
Album: Carpenters: Gold - Greatest Hits
#7 Philippines
#12 Vietnam
#14 El Salvador
#14 Japan
#16 Peru
#24 Cambodia
#31 Laos
#32 Singapore
#32 Sri Lanka
#34 Costa Rica
#34 Paraguay
#41 Ireland
#42 Dominican Republic
#47 Brazil
#53 Bolivia
#64 Spain
#64 Taiwan
#80 Honduras
#88 United Kingdom
#93 Malaysia
#95 Ecuador
#101 New Zealand
#105 Argentina
#116 Lithuania
#118 Chile
#143 Australia

Album: The Carpenters: The Singles 1969-1981
#43 Mexico

Album: Christmas Collection
#150 Bermuda
#182 Philippines
#189 Singapore

Album: Carpenters Gold - 35th Anniversary Edition
#189 Cambodia
 
Latest weekly update..

On the Billboard 100, Home for the Holidays climbed up 3 notches, while Merry Christmas, Darling continued its climb, now up to #53.
#53 - Merry Christmas, Darling - Carpenters
#92 - Home For the Holidays - Carpenters

On the Itunes top 100 Christmas Albums, a 17 spot leap!
#32 - Christmas Portrait - Carpenters
The final week of Christmas tunes....

Billboard 100
#58 - Merry Christmas, Darling - Carpenters
#95 - Home For the Holidays - Carpenters

Itunes top 100 Christmas Albums
#42 - Christmas Portrait - Carpenters

National Airplay - most played Holiday songs per Nielson
#40 - Merry Christmas, Darling - Carpenters

Billboard top Albums
#42 - Christmas Portrait - Carpenters
 
The final week of Christmas tunes....

Billboard 100
#58 - Merry Christmas, Darling - Carpenters
#95 - Home For the Holidays - Carpenters

Itunes top 100 Christmas Albums
#42 - Christmas Portrait - Carpenters

National Airplay - most played Holiday songs per Nielson
#40 - Merry Christmas, Darling - Carpenters

Billboard top Albums
#42 - Christmas Portrait - Carpenters
I might add...many of those charts do have quite a few teeny bopper songs which messes with the chart positions of the classics lol. These are songs most of the public has never heard, but the kids download whatever songs their favorite artist sings lol. Its nice to know that Christmas radio format stays with the classics!
 

GaryAlan

Well-Known Member
Here is a chart for Album 40/40 in Britain--
UK Charts
November 29 - December 05, 2009
This Week#26, 21, 2 The Carpenters 40/40

Year-End #71 Carpenters - 40/40 (rel:2009.04.22)
Total 2009 Sales 113,283
 

GaryAlan

Well-Known Member
Carpenters Worldwide iTunes Performance | Last update: 2015-01-13
Album: Carpenters: Gold - Greatest Hits
#8 Vietnam
#33 Japan
#33 Philippines
#72 Malaysia
#81 Cambodia
#99 Singapore
#109 Peru
#111 Costa Rica
#120 United Kingdom
#135 Israel
#139 Ireland
#151 Sri Lanka
#155 Chile
#161 El Salvador
#164 Hong Kong
#166 Zimbabwe
#184 United Arab Emirates
#186 Panama
#192 Ecuador

Album: Carpenters Gold - 35th Anniversary Edition
#163 Cambodia

Album: Now & Then
#192 Kenya
 

GaryAlan

Well-Known Member
Carpenters Worldwide iTunes Performance | Last update: 2015-02-10 12:20:10 EDT
Album: Carpenters: Gold - Greatest Hits
#51 Philippines
#99 Vietnam
#107 Sri Lanka
#113 Cambodia
#162 Hong Kong
#175 Singapore
#180 Ireland

Album: Love Songs
#200 Australia

Album: Carpenters Gold - 35th Anniversary Edition
#188 Cambodia
 

GaryAlan

Well-Known Member
Carpenters Worldwide iTunes Performance | Last update: 2015-02-23 08:35:10 EDT
Album: Carpenters: Gold - Greatest Hits
#20 Vietnam
#29 Philippines
#126 Cambodia
#153 Singapore
#155 Sri Lanka
#176 Ireland
#185 Hong Kong

Album: Carpenters Gold - 35th Anniversary Edition
#99 Egypt
#179 Philippines

Album: The Essential Collection - 1965-1997
#83 Qatar
 

GaryAlan

Well-Known Member
Karen Carpenter Worldwide iTunes Performance | Last update: 2015-01-28
Album: Karen Carpenter
#19 United Arab Emirates
Carpenters Worldwide iTunes Performance | Last update: 2015-03-02
Album: Carpenters: Gold - Greatest Hits
#20 Sri Lanka
#36 Philippines
#67 Vietnam
#114 Cambodia
#163 Singapore
 

Aaron Moyer

Member
It is amazing that the Carpenters are still charting all over the world and even chart in the US at Christmas time. It must eat at those smug, smell-your-own-fart types who always negatively targeted Karen and Richard.
 

GaryAlan

Well-Known Member
Carpenters Worldwide iTunes Performance | Last update: 2015-03-08
Album: Carpenters: Gold - Greatest Hits
#49 Philippines
#82 Sri Lanka
#84 Vietnam
#102 Cambodia
#186 Singapore
#193 Malaysia
Album: Love Songs
#200 Philippines
Album: Carpenters Gold - 35th Anniversary Edition
#135 Trinidad and Tobago
#191 Cambodia
 

adam

Active Member
Thread Starter
Hi
Notice how popular Carpenters are in the Far east but not so much in Europe apart from the UK/Ireland.
 

GaryAlan

Well-Known Member
Carpenters Worldwide iTunes Performance | Last update: 2015-04-12 09
Top of the World
#179 Qatar

Yesterday Once More
#189 Qatar

Album: Carpenters: Gold - Greatest Hits
#43 Philippines
#108 Vietnam
#114 Cambodia
#138 Hong Kong
#160 Guatemala
#166 Japan
#187 Sri Lanka

Album: The Essential Collection - 1965-1997
#24 Egypt
 
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