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#84047 - Mon, 12 Jan 2009 00:14:00 Visage - chart statistics across the globe
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There's a topic with the chart positions for Ultravox in "their" forum, so I feel it's time to do the same here - for Visage, of course.

Code:
 UK 
singles ("Top-75"):

"Fade to Grey"
>>> official chart [as published in "Music Week"/"Record Mirror"]
Entered: 20/12/1980
Peak: 8
Run: 15 wks
This was No. 96 in the "Top-100" of the best-selling British singles of 1981. Certified Silver by the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) on 1st March 1981.
>>> alternative chart [as published in "New Musical Express"]
Entered: 24/1/1981
Peak: 7
Run: 8 wks

"Mind of a Toy"
>>> official chart
Entered: 14/3/1981
Peak: 13
Run: 8 wks
>>> alternative chart
Entered: 21/3/1981
Peak: 14
Run: 6 wks

"Visage"
>>> official chart
Entered: 11/7/1981
Peak: 21
Run: 7 wks
>>> alternative chart
Entered: 18/7/1981
Peak: 18
Run: 5 wks

"The Damned Don't Cry"
>>> official chart
Entered: 13/3/1982
Peak: 11
Run: 8 wks
>>> alternative chart
Entered: 20/3/1982
Peak: 14
Run: 6 wks

"Night Train"
>>> official chart
Entered: 26/6/1982
Peak: 12
Run: 10 wks
>>> alternative chart
Entered: 17/7/1982
Peak: 10
Run: 5 wks

"Pleasure Boys"
>>> official chart
Entered: 13/11/1982
Peak: 44
Run: 3 wks

"Love Glove"
>>> official chart
Entered: 01/9/1984
Peak: 54
Run: 3 wks

"Fade to Grey '93"
>>> official chart
Entered: 28/8/1993
Peak: 39
Run: 2 wks
>>> alternative chart
Entered: 28/8/1993
Peak: 48
Run: 2 wks

albums ("Top-100"):

"Visage"
>>> official chart
Entered: 24/1/1981
Peak: 13
Run: 29 wks
The 54th best-selling British LP of 1981. Certified Silver by the BPI on 4 March 1981.
>>> alternative chart
Entered: 07/2/1981
Peak: 10
Run: 13 wks

"The Anvil"
>>> official chart
Entered: 03/4/1982
Peak: 6
Run: 16 wks
The 88th best-selling British LP of 1982. Certified Silver by the BPI on 28 April 1982.
>>> alternative chart
Entered: 10/4/1982
Peak: 4
Run: 5 wks

"Fade to Grey - The Singles Collection"
>>> official chart
Entered: 19/11/1983
Peak: 38
Run: 11 wks
Certified Gold by the BPI based on pre-release sales to shops.
>>> alternative chart
Entered: 26/11/1983
Peak: 30
Run: 3 wks

"Beat Boy"
Entered: 03/11/1984
Peak: 79
Run: 2 wks


Code:
 IRELAND 
singles ("Top-30"):

"Fade to Grey
Entered: 01/2/1981
Peak: 7
Run: 5 wks

"Mind of a Toy"
Entered: 22/3/1981
Peak: 16
Run: 4 wks

"The Damned Don't Cry"
Entered: 21/3/1982
Peak: 22
Run: 3 wks

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#84048 - Mon, 12 Jan 2009 00:16:00 Re: Visage - chart statistics across the globe
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Code:
 GERMANY 
singles ("Top-75"):

"Fade to Grey"
Entered: 23/2/1981
Peak: 1
Run: 30 wks (incl. 17 wks in "Top-10" and 6 wks at No. 1)
Also debuted at No. 1 in the Bayerische "Top-10", held the top spot for 6 wks and spent total of 15 wks in the chart. Certified Gold.

"Mind of a Toy"
Entered: 01/6/1981
Peak: 10
Run: 19 wks (incl. 2 wks in "Top-10")

"Visage"
Entered: 07/9/1981
Peak: 41
Run: 6 wks

"The Damned Don't Cry"
Entered: 22/3/1982
Peak: 39
Run: 7 wks

albums:

"Visage"
Entered: 09/3/1981
Peak: 1
Run: 34 (incl. 23 weeks in "Top-10")
It was the 9th best-selling LP in West Germany in 1981. Certified Gold.

"The Anvil"
Entered: 19/4/1982
Peak: 41
Run: 5 wks

Code:
 SWITZERLAND 
single ("Top-30"):

"Fade to Grey"
Entered: 08/3/1981
Peak: 1
Run: 12 wks

No albums charted.

Code:
 AUSTRIA 
singles:

"Fade to Grey"
Entered: 01/4/1981
Peak: 3
Run: 16 wks

albums:

"Visage"
Entered: 01/5/1981
Peak: 11
Run: 10 wks

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#84049 - Mon, 12 Jan 2009 00:17:00 Re: Visage - chart statistics across the globe
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Code:
 FRANCE 
singles ("Top-100"):

"Fade to Grey"
Entered: 20/2/1981
Peak: 3
Run: 32 wks

albums:

"Visage"
Entered: 13/3/1981
Peak: 10
Run: 13 wks

Code:
 BELGIUM 
singles ("Top-30"):

"Fade to Grey"
Entered: 14/2/1981
Peak: 4
Run: 10 wks

No albums charted.

Code:
 THE NETHERLANDS 
singles:

GfK Dutch Singles Top-50

"Fade to Grey"
Entered: 14/2/1981
Peak: 24
Run: 5 wks

"Mind of a Toy"
Entered: 02/5/1981
Peak: 42
Run: 2 wks

Nederlandse Top-40

"Fade to Grey"
Entered: 31/1/1981
Peak: 22
Run: 6 wks

"Mind of a Toy"
Entered: 04/4/1981 (Tipparade - Bubbling Under the Top-40)
Peak: 7
Run: 6 wks

Free40 Top-10

"Fade to Grey"
Entered: 31/1/1981
Peak: 1
Run: 6 wks

"Mind of a Toy"
Entered: 25/4/1981
Peak: 6
Run: 2 wks

"Visage"
Entered: 15/8/1981
Peak: 6
Run: 2 wks

No albums charted.

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#84050 - Mon, 12 Jan 2009 00:18:00 Re: Visage - chart statistics across the globe
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Code:
 ITALY 
singles:

"Fade to Grey"
Entered: 01/9/1981
Peak: 7
Run: 18 wks

albums:

"Visage"
Entered: 1981
Peak: 26
Run: 15 wks

Code:
 SPAIN 
singles:

"Fade to Grey"
Entered: 01/8/1981
Peak: 25
Run: 6 wks

"Mind of a Toy"
Entered: 05/12/1981
Peak: 25
Run: 2 wks

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#84051 - Mon, 12 Jan 2009 00:19:00 Re: Visage - chart statistics across the globe
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Code:
 SWEDEN 
singles ("Top-20"):

"Fade to Grey"
Entered: 10/4/1981
Peak: 12
Run: 4 wks

albums ("Top-50"):

"Visage"
Entered: 24/4/1981
Peak: 22
Run: 4 wks

"The Anvil"
Entered: 20/4/1982
Peak: 33
Run: 2 wks

Code:
 FINLAND 
No singles charted.

albums:

"The Anvil"
Entered: Apr 1982
Peak: 25
Run: 1 wk

Code:
 DENMARK 
Chart infomation is very hard-to-find, but I know that "Fade to Grey" peaked at least at No. 6 in July 1981 and spent at least 3 weeks in the "Top-10".

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#84052 - Mon, 12 Jan 2009 00:20:00 Re: Visage - chart statistics across the globe
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Code:
 USA 
albums ("Top-200"):

"Visage" (the special US/Canada 5-song EP)
Entered: 08/8/1981
Peak: 178
Run: 4 wks

"The Anvil"
Entered: 17/4/1982
Peak: 204 (the "Bubbling Under" section)
Run: 1 wk

"Moon Over Moscow/Tar" charted in "Billboard" club play chart (it could contain not only singles, but also album tracks that were popular in the dance circuit) and reached #40.

Code:
 AUSTRALIA 
singles ("Top-100"):

"Fade to Grey"
Entered: 06/4/1981
Peak: 6
Run: 19 wks

"The Damned Don't Cry"
Entered: 14/6/1982
Peak: 94
Run: 2 wks

albums:

"Visage"
Entered: 13/4/1981
Peak: 17
Run: 20 wks

Code:
 NEW ZEALAND 
singles ("Top-50"):

"Fade to Grey"
Entered: 27/3/1981
Peak: 10
Run: 16 wks

albums:

"Visage"
Entered: 15/5/1981
Peak: 14
Run: 10 wks

"The Anvil"
Entered: 23/7/1982
Peak: 38
Run: 2 wks

Code:
 ISRAEL 
singles:

"Fade to Grey"
Entered: Jan 1981
Peak: 4

"Mind of a Toy"
Entered: Apr 1981
Peak: 9

"The Damned Don't Cry"
Entered:
Peak: 8?

"Night Train" also charted in the "Top-20" in the Summer 1982.

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#84053 - Mon, 12 Jan 2009 01:35:00 Re: Visage - chart statistics across the globe
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Code:
 EUROPARADE 
the chart combining information from "Top-15" of ten European countries' charts. Those countries were (in 1981): Belgium, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, The UK, Denmark, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.
Having some big success in continental Europe, Visage had one big entry in it ("Top-30"):

"Fade to Grey"
Entered: 07-08/3/1981
Peak: 2
Run: 17 wks
The ones who didn't let Visage top that chart are Joe Dolce (who was huge in Europe that year) & Bucks Fizz.
Ultravox were in the "Top-5" at the same time, by the way.

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#84054 - Tue, 23 Jun 2009 19:25:00 Re: Visage - chart statistics across the globe
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Code:
 UK Singles sales 
1. Fade to Grey (1980) : 200k
2. Night Train (1982) : 145k
3. The Damned Don't Cry (1982) : 125k
4. Mind of a Toy (1981) : 120k
5. Visage (1981) : 75k
6. Pleasure Boys (1982) : 15k
7. Love Glove (1984) : 10k
8. Fade to Grey (remix) (1993) : 10k

total : 700k

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#84055 - Tue, 23 Jun 2009 20:07:00 Re: Visage - chart statistics across the globe
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Quote:
Originally posted by Vladimir:
Code:
 USA 
albums ("Top-200"):

[b] "Visage"
*
Entered: 08/8/1981
Peak: 178
Run: 4 wks

* the special US/Canada 5-song EP

"Moon Over Moscow/Tar" [sic!] charted in "Billboard" club play singles chart and reached #40, according to AllMusic.com.
[/b]
I have that 5 track EP. Fade to Grey was a popular dance club song that year. smile

Moon Over Moscow/Tar single confused

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#84056 - Tue, 23 Jun 2009 20:33:00 Re: Visage - chart statistics across the globe
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I'm suprised too, I suppose that dance chart could include not only singles but also album tracks and so that songs simply recieved club airplay without being released as actual singles. Have to make sure, though...

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#84057 - Sun, 12 Jul 2009 08:16:00 Re: Visage - chart statistics across the globe
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From Visage Fan Club newsletters:

Apart from a gold album for Visage in this country [UK] and a silver disc for "Fade to Grey" they have received gold discs for the LP and "Fade to Grey" in Germany, a gold for "Fade to Grey" in France and Belgium, and a gold for "Visage" in Australia.

Steve has been picking up awards recently including the Radio Luxembourg Golden Lion Award for the European success of Fade to Grey. He has also received the silver award for the best newcomer and best single at the German Golden Hammer Awards.

According to http://www.infodisc.fr/S_Certif.php, "Fade to Grey" sold 668.000 copies in France (500.000 is the minimum for a gold disc).

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#84058 - Mon, 13 Jul 2009 07:43:00 Re: Visage - chart statistics across the globe
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Fantastic, thanks for the updates.

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#84059 - Mon, 13 Jul 2009 07:43:00 Re: Visage - chart statistics across the globe
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Fantastic, thanks for the updates.

(Double post confused )

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#84060 - Mon, 13 Jul 2009 19:44:00 Re: Visage - chart statistics across the globe
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Glad you like them! smile

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#84061 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 07:03:00 Re: Visage - chart statistics across the globe
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"Fade to Grey" not only became a classic song, but also (and because of it) turned into a popular choice for a cover version. And some of them had a success in Europe. I'll go by country:

Code:
 AUSTRIA 
Mark 'Oh "Fade to Grey"
Entered: 15/9/1996
Peak: 24
Run: 7 wks

Code:
 FINLAND 
Mark 'Oh "Fade to Grey"
Entered: 34/1996
Peak: 20
Run: 2 wks

Code:
 FRANCE 
The F.O.G. feat. Marvine G. "Fade to Grey"
Entered: 04/4/2004
Peak: 55
Run: 8 wks

Code:
 GERMANY 
Mark 'Oh "Fade to Grey"
Entered: ?/9/1996
Peak: 11
Run: 9 wks

Code:
 ITALY 
Datura feat. Steve Strange "Fade to Grey"
Entered: 05/2/1994
Peak: 5
Run: 14 wks

Here are some comments by one Midge Ure

Code:
 THE NETHERLANDS 
Mark 'Oh "Fade to Grey"
Entered: 12/10/1996
Peak: 24
Run: 5 wks

Code:
 SPAIN 
Datura feat. Steve Strange "Fade to Grey"
Entered: 07/2/1994
Peak: 7
Run: 5 wks

Code:
 SWEDEN 
Mark 'Oh "Fade to Grey"
Entered: 06/9/1996
Peak: 45
Run: 4 wks

Code:
 SWITZERLAND 
Mark 'Oh "Fade to Grey"
Entered: 01/9/1996
Peak: 15
Run: 4 wks

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#84062 - Tue, 24 Nov 2009 08:24:00 Re: Visage - chart statistics across the globe
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Quote:
Originally posted by Vladimir:
Code:
 EUROPARADE 
the chart combining information from "Top-15" of ten European countries' charts. Those countries were (in 1981): Belgium, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, The UK, Denmark, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.
Having some big success in continental Europe, Visage had one big entry in it ("Top-30"):

[b] "Fade to Grey"

Entered: 07-08/3/1981
Peak: 2
Run: 17 wks
The ones who didn't let Visage top that chart are Joe Dolce (who was huge in Europe that year) & Bucks Fizz.
Ultravox were in the "Top-5" at the same time, by the way.
[/b]
OH MY GOD ,Ihope Dex does'nt read this ,he'll have to get medication if he notices "pizza boy" in this roflmao

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#84063 - Wed, 02 Dec 2009 01:45:00 Re: Visage - chart statistics across the globe
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Dex , you've gone and done it haven't you, well don't say I didn't warn ye, I tried my best after all lurve

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