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Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« on: October 01, 2020, 02:53:29 PM »
Daphne & Celeste - Ugly (Christina Aguilera - Beautiful)
Erasure - Stop (Jam - Start)
Beloved - Hello (Spice Girls - Goodbye)

Any others out there? There's surely enough to get a quiz round out of it. 

(80s and later, please.)

Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2020, 02:56:44 PM »
Olivia Newton John - Let's Get Physical ( Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax )

Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2020, 03:02:52 PM »
The number 1 stipulation makes it a bit tricky! Presumably you need both songs to be post 1980...

Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2020, 03:06:07 PM »
Oh, how about:

The Police - Don't Stand So Close to Me/Phyllis Nelson - Move Closer

Both #1 hits!

Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2020, 03:16:10 PM »
Oh, how about:

The Police - Don't Stand So Close to Me/Phyllis Nelson - Move Closer

Both #1 hits!

Lovely stuff.

I'll also change the previous Erasure to Sam Brown, so I can use them again elsewhere:
Erasure Always (All Saints Never Ever)
Eminem Without Me (Nilsson/Mariah Carey Without You)
George Michael Outside (Stiltskin Inside)
Moby Go (Shakespear's Sister Stay)

Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2020, 03:39:39 PM »
Mel and Kim - Respectable/Duran Duran - Notorious

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Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2020, 03:42:09 PM »
David Bowie - Look Back in Anger (Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger)
Haim - Don't Wanna (Spice Girls - Wannabe)
The Divine Comedy - Sunrise (Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun)
Green Day - Suffocate (Prodigy - Breathe)

edit: actually, only the Haim one there was a single. Didn't read the thread title properly.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2020, 03:42:50 PM »
Madonna: "Music"/Madonna: "Me Against The Music"
Madonna: "I Rise"/Madonna: "Deeper And Deeper"
Madonna: "Bad Girl"/Madonna: "Angel"
Madonna: "Get Together"/Madonna: "Miles Away"
Madonna: "Like A Virgin"/Madonna: "Girl Gone Wild"
Madonna: "Who's That Girl?"/Madonna: "Bitch I'm Madonna"
Madonna: "Crazy For You"/Madonna: "Keep It Together"
Madonna: "Material Girl"/Madonna: "Nothing Really Matters"
Madonna: "Don't Tell Me"/Madonna: "Express Yourself"
Madonna: "Frozen"/Madonna: "Burning Up"

Don't be like that. Most of them went to number 1 or were hit singles somewhere.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2020, 03:49:25 PM »
Ash - Burn Baby Burn (Madonna - Frozen)
Spice Girls - Viva Forever / All Saints - Never Ever (double number one bonus)

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Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2020, 04:06:59 PM »
Linkin Park - Numb / Mariah Carey - Emotions
Silverchair - Tomorrow / Fatboy Slim - Right Here, Right Now
Fleetwood Mac - Monday Morning / Whigfield - Saturday Night
Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence / Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize
Stereo MCs - Connected / Hall & Oates - Out of Touch
Electronic - Getting Away With It / Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealing

Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2020, 06:58:27 PM »
Thanks for these. Just about got a roundful now.

Didn't have to keep digging for 'Chained Melody' or 'White White Wine' anyway.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2020, 08:39:42 PM »
Eamon - Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)
Frankee - Fuck You Right Back

Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2020, 11:53:49 PM »
Sing - Travis
Shut Up - Kelly Osbourne

OK, neither actually topped the chart, but one of them got to number three.

Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2020, 12:04:43 AM »
Petula Clark - Downtown*
Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking

*A US No.1 but strangely only got to No. 2 here.

Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2020, 12:08:56 AM »
Joe Dolce - Shaddap You Face
Tears For Fears - Shout*

*Again, a US No. 1 but only got to 4 in the UK

Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2020, 12:12:03 AM »
I also like the idea of:

Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Captain & Tenile - Love Will Keep Us Together

Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2020, 12:23:51 AM »
Lady Gaga - Just Dance / Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancing

Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee) / Coldplay - Yellow[1]
 1. Depending on which colour theory model you use, I suppose

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Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2020, 09:04:19 AM »
I also like the idea of:

Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Captain & Tenile - Love Will Keep Us Together
Neil Sedaka's original 1973 version of Love Will Keep Us Together was recorded in the same studio that Joy Division recorded the A-side 'slow' version of Love Will Tear Us Apart in - 10cc's Strawberry Studios in Stockport (the B-sde 'fast' version came from the session at Pennine Sound a couple of months earlier but Ian and Martin Hannett were unhappy with the vocal take).

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Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2020, 11:30:17 AM »
Come On Eileen - Dexys

I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair - The Weather Girls

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Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2020, 11:36:19 AM »
Jump - Van Halen / Sit Down - James
 

Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2020, 11:50:57 AM »
The Beatles - Rain/Here Comes The Sun

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Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2020, 12:02:31 PM »
Smudge wins the thread.

Not even a single, but sod it:
[here comes] The Fear - Pulp
There Goes the Fear - Doves

Jump - Van Halen / Sit Down - James
Alternatively, Get up, Stand Up  - Bob Marley.

Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2020, 12:17:51 PM »
Baby Come Back - The Equals
(It's Alright) Baby's Coming Back - Eurythmics

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Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2020, 01:00:29 PM »
Hello - The Beloved
Goodbye- The Sundays
( Or, alternatively, Fuck Off- Wayne County and the Electric Chairs)

None of them Number 1s, for which I apologise.

Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2020, 01:04:42 PM »
Walking on broken glass - Annie Lennox
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves

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Re: Hit Singles That Are The Opposites Of Number Ones
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2020, 01:54:42 PM »
Meat is Murder - The Smiths
Shake Hands With Beef - Primus

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