This Week on the UK Official Charts: 17 May
May 17, 2021
Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…
Barbra Streisand – “A Star Is Born (Evergreen)” was at #6 in 1977
Chart date: 15 May 1977 – 21 May 1977
Earth, Wind & Fire – “Boogie Wonderland” was at #8 in 1979
Chart date: 20 May 1979 – 26 May 1979
Wham! – “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” was at #4 in 1984
Chart date: 20 May 1984 – 26 May 1984
Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” was at #10 in 1987
Chart date: 17 May 1987 – 23 May 1987
P!NK – “Don’t Let Me Get Me” was at #10 in 1987
Chart date: 19 May 2002 – 25 May 2002
Manic Street Preachers – “Your Love Alone Is Not Enough” was at #8 in 2007
Chart date: 13 May 2007 – 19 May 2007
John Legend – “All of Me” was at #3 in 2014
Chart date: 11 May 2014 – 17 May 2014
Fifth Harmony – “Work From Home” was at #8 in 2016
Chart date: 13 May 2016 – 19 May 2016
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Wham! hit number one (again), Elvis hits the big screen (again) Billy Joel hits the top of the US charts (for the very first time) and more. It’s This Week In Rock’.Read more
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Here are this year’s much anticipated releases!Read more
- Shining starEarth, Wind and Fire
- That's the way of the worldEarth, Wind and Fire
- SeptemberEarth, Wind and Fire
- Let's grooveEarth, Wind and Fire
- In the stoneEarth, Wind and Fire
- and lots more!...
- Wake me up before you go-goWham!
- Club tropicanaWham!
- Everything she wantsWham!
- Last christmasWham!
- I'm your manWham!
- and lots more!...
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