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Old 22-11-2017, 01:38 AM   #1666
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Anglophilia

US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart Impacted by Popular British Artists Over the Years

Muse Songs Peak Position Charts including other UK acts:

3 October 2009: #37 'Uprising'; Jay Sean; and Leona Lewis

5 June 2010: #77 'Neutron Star Collision'; Taio Cruz; La Roux; and Emeli Sande

6 April 2013: #45 'Madness'; Calvin Harris; Florence + The Machine; Mumford & Sons; One Direction; Olly Murs; and Foxes

Latest Singles Chart:

2 December 2017: Ed Sheeran with 2 songs, Sam Smith, Dua Lipa, Niall Horan with 2 songs, Liam Payne, Coldplay, and Zayn

First British Invasion (1960s):

5 May 1965: 15 of the top 40 singles were by British acts (Herman's Hermits with 2 songs, The Beatles, Petula Clark, Tom Jones, Freddie and the Dreamers with 3 songs, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Peter and Gordon, The Moody Blues, The Dave Clark Five, Gerry and the Pacemakers, and Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders

Second British Invasion (1980s):

16 July 1983: 20 of the top 40 singles were by British acts: (The Police, Eddy Grant, The Kinks, Kajagoogoo, Madness, Duran Duran, Culture Club with 2 songs, Elton John, Eurythmics, Rod Stewart, The Human League, Flock of Seagulls, The Fixx, Def Leppard, Electric Light Orchestra, David Bowie, The Hollies, Naked Eyes, and Martin Briley - Others in the top 100: Billy Idol, Dave Edmunds, Chris de Burgh, Bonnie Tyler, Bananarama, Jim Capaldi, Robert Palmer, Thomas Dolby, and Engelbert Humperdinck

21 April 1984: 40 of the top 100 singles were by British acts: (Phil Collins, Culture Club with 2 songs, Eurythmics, Thompson Twins, Tracey Ullman, Queen, Alan Parsons Project, Paul Young, Christine McVie, Yes, The Pretenders, Bonnie Tyler, Talk Talk, Genesis, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Slade, John Lennon with 2 songs, UB40, Spandau Ballet, Wang Chung, Reflex, Modern English, Nik Kershaw, Duran Duran with 2 songs, Howard Jones, Billy Idol, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, The Police, David Gilmour, Style Council, Adam Ant, Sheena Easton with 2 songs, Shakin' Stevens, Icicle Works, Joe Jackson, and Billy Rankin

25 May 1985: 8 of the top 10 singles were by British acts: (Wham!, Simple Minds, Tears for Fears, Sade, Murray Head, Billy Ocean, Power Station, and Howard Jones) - Others in the top 100: Katrina and the Waves, Mick Jagger, Robert Plant, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Supertramp, Alison Moyet, Limahl, Paul Young, Eurythmics, Julian Lennon, The Alan Parsons Project, Graham Parker, The Firm, Go West, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and Belouis Some

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-look-...tish-invasion/

Third British Invasion (21st Century Breakthrough UK Artists): Adele, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Coldplay, Muse, Mumford & Sons, One Direction (Group and Solo), Calvin Harris, Radiohead (1994-Present)

British executives are currently the CEO's of the Big 3 major recording companies (Sir Lucian Grainge/Universal Music Group; Rob Stringer/Sony Music; and Max Lousada/Warner Music Group)

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Old 30-11-2017, 09:55 PM   #1667
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William Shakespeare or Matt Bellamy...Who wrote it?

"What a terrible era in which idiots govern the blind"

"When god decides to look the other way and a clown takes the throne"

"How can we win, when fools can be kings?"

"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark"

"You corrupt
And bring corruption to all that you touch
Hold
You'll behold
And beholden for all that you've done
Spell
Cast a spell
Cast a spell on the country you run
And risk
You will risk
You will risk all their lives and their souls...
Oh, our freedom's consuming itself
What we've become
Is contrary to what we want
Take a bow...
Hex
Feed the hex
Feed the hex on the country you love"


Germany Replaces United States As Country With Best International Image - The Trump Effect

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/17/world/...rnd/index.html

2017 Rank

Germany 1
France 2
UK 3
Canada 4
Japan 5
USA 6
Italy 7
Switzerland 8
Australia 9
Sweden 10

Source: Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index

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Old 09-12-2017, 05:43 PM   #1668
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Johnny Hallyday

Légende du rock français

Le Patron

Repose en paix

Stats for the 'French Elvis':

100 million records sold worldwide
60 Top 10 Albums (32 peaked at #1 in France)
12 Platinum certified albums in France including 4 reaching Diamond

Sang pour Sang debuted at #1 on the 18 September 1999 France Album chart and on the same chart Muse debuted with Showbiz at #66 the band's first appearance on any national album tally

Best selling albums in France (Hallyday and Muse):

Sang pour Sang 2 million sold and certified Diamond
The Resistance 900k sold and certified Diamond

Most sold-out performances at the Stade de France (the national stadium in France):

9 Johnny Hallyday
7 U2
5 The Rolling Stones
5 AC/DC
4 Coldplay
4 Muse

La Tour Eiffel/Champ de Mars Concerts:

2 Johnny Hallyday (2000, 2009) >500k attendance at each gig
1 Muse (2016) 50k attendance

Bercy Arena shows:

55 Johnny Hallyday
12 Muse

Parc des Princes shows:

5 Johnny Hallyday
1 Muse
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:13 PM   #1669
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'Dig Down' ranks as the 20th most played song at US Alternative radio this past year based on spins and ranks at #31 on the rock songs airplay chart based on total audience impressions.

'Reapers' made the US Mainstream rock songs year-end chart in 2016 at #13 and both 'Dead Inside' and 'Mercy' made the Alternative airplay year-end Top 50 chart in 2015.

Other UK artists on the 2017 year-end US rock songs radio airplay charts include Rag'n'Bone Man, Bastille, Royal Blood, The 1975, Catfish and the Bottlemen, alt-J, and Coldplay.

Source: https://www.billboard.com/charts/yea...ernative-songs

Drones just spent its 100th week in the Top 200 albums chart in the Belgium-Wallonia market after re-entering at #184 earlier this month. France and Belgium hold the album chart longevity records for all ten Muse studio and live albums released since Showbiz.

Four years ago Live at Rome Olympic Stadium became the first Muse album to be designated with the following sound recording copyright symbol:

ⓟ Muse. Under exclusive licence to Warner Music UK Limited
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