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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

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 19 July

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 19 July

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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This Week on the UK Official Charts: 12 July

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 12 July

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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This Week on the UK Official Charts: 5 July

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 5 July

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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This Week on the UK Official Charts: 28 June

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Wham! – I’m Your Man

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Wham! – I’m Your Man

Wham!

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 21 June

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 21 June

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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The best-selling love songs of all time on the Official UK Chart

The best-selling love songs of all time on the Official UK Chart

What do all of these artists have in common? They are amongst the list of artists who have a top 20 best-selling love song on the Official UK Chart!

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Manic Street Preachers – Motorcycle Emptiness

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Manic Street Preachers – Motorcycle Emptiness

This week’s Video of the Week is Manic Street Preachers’ “Motorcycle Emptiness”.

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This Week on the UK Official Charts: 14 June

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 14 June

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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This Week on the UK Official Charts: 7 June

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 7 June

This Week on the Charts

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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Barbra Streisand announces ‘Release Me 2’

Barbra Streisand announces ‘Release Me 2’

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand has announced ‘Release Me 2’, a new collection of ten previously unreleased studio performances, available Friday, August 6, 2021.

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This Week on the UK Official Charts: 31 May

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 31 May

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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This Week on the UK Official Charts: 24 May

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 24 May

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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This Week on the UK Official Charts: 17 May

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 17 May

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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This Week on the UK Official Charts: 3 May

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 3 May

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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This Week on the UK Official Charts: 19th April

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 19th April

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Whitney Houston – Greatest Love of All

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Whitney Houston – Greatest Love of All

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The Best Empowerment Anthems

The Best Empowerment Anthems

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: So What – P!NK

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH: EARTH, WIND & FIRE

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With a whole host of new playlists, channels and features approaching to celebrate the band’s fiftieth anniversary, our Artist of the Month for September is the mighty Earth, Wind & Fire.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK:  WHAM! – ‘I’M YOUR MAN’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: WHAM! – ‘I’M YOUR MAN’

Shot at the legendary Marquee venue in London’s Soho by director Andy Morahan, Wham! knew they were in safe hands.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Fantastic chart-toppers, literally Oscar-winning performances and landmark releases – it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Many happy returns, TV debuts, landmark record deals and more. It’s This Week In Rock.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK:  WHAM! – ‘EVERYTHING SHE WANTS’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: WHAM! – ‘EVERYTHING SHE WANTS’

So while this single’s flipside – that’ll be ‘Last Christmas’ – gets the most plaudits, it’s worth remembering that ‘Everything She Wants’ is every bit as good.

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‘Last Christmas’ – Remastered 4k Video

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What better way to celebrate the festive season than with that perennial favourite from our Artists of the Month, Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’?

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH: WHAM!

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

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’.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Wham! bestride the Atlantic, Ozzy announces his retirement, Eurythmics join the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and more – it’s this week in rock.

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This Week In Rock

This Week In Rock

All star shows, landmark releases, the rise and fall of legendary venues, it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Record breaking releases, turbo-charged chart positions and hugely expensive birthday presents – it’s This Week In Rock…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: WHAM! – ‘CLUB TROPICANA’

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The early 80s were a golden period for pioneering videos and this one for Wham!’s 1983 No.4 single, ‘Club Tropicana’, is no exception.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Chart breakthroughs, birthdays and the greatest comeback in history. We look back at this week in rock – #OnThisDay

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Barbra Streisand to play British Summer Time Hyde Park

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Barbra Streisand will make her British Summer Time Hyde Park debut on Sunday July 7 this summer in a 2019 European exclusive.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: WHAM! – ‘LAST CHRISTMAS’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: WHAM! – ‘LAST CHRISTMAS’

One of the most evergreen Christmas singles to have ever been released, ‘Last Christmas is also the biggest-selling festive single to have never reached No. 1 in the UK.

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Still short a few gifts? Don’t panic. We’ve got some great Xmas box set suggestions for you…

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Whitney Houston – ‘I Wish You Love: More From The Bodyguard’ – Out Nov. 17th

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In honour of the timeless movie’s 25th anniversary, we’re proud to announce ‘I Wish You Love: More From The Bodyguard’.

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The playlist time machine! Travel back to the 80s with retro hits from Michael Jackson, Wham, Madonna and more!
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The chase for a festive chart-topper is revving up again, so let’s look back at years past. Terry Staunton is reading a list and checking it twice…

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Read more about Streisand’s special new album…

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Earth, Wind and Fire – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Shining star
    Earth, Wind and Fire
  2. That's the way of the world
    Earth, Wind and Fire
  3. September
    Earth, Wind and Fire
  4. Let's groove
    Earth, Wind and Fire
  5. In the stone
    Earth, Wind and Fire
  6. and lots more!
    ...

Wham – Top tracks

Wham – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Wake me up before you go-go
    Wham!
  2. Club tropicana
    Wham!
  3. Everything she wants
    Wham!
  4. Last christmas
    Wham!
  5. I'm your man
    Wham!
  6. and lots more!
    ...

Motorcycle Emptiness live at Glastonbury 2014

Manic street preachers

Video of the week: Glasto special #1

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17 days to go to Glastonbury!

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Video of the week: Wham!

Video of the week: Wham!

31 years ago today, this track was Wham!’s first UK No.1.

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I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Whitney Houston

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

Wham!

Let’s Groove

Earth, Wind & Fire

Guilty pleasures

Guilty pleasures
Including Dirty Dancing, Belinda Carlisle, The Bangles, Bonnie Tyler, Rick Astley, a-ha, Earth Wind and Fire, Boney M, Billy Ocean and more