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Re: The Boy In The Bubble - a hit?

  • Subject: Re: The Boy In The Bubble - a hit?
  • From: Phill Merchant <>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2017 21:39:53 +0000
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I always thought it was their highest charting single. Maybe I'm getting 
it mixed up with the dancey '...& stones' (I never liked either of them as 
choices as singles...) - I know that they never made the top 40 with any 
of their singles, though...

From: BluePlanes <> on behalf of Matthew Semple 
Sent: 07 January 2017 21:03
To: A Discussion list for The Blue Aeroplanes
Subject: Re: [BluePlanes] The Boy In The Bubble - a hit?

I don't think it charted in the UK. Even the original Paul Simon single of 
this song only got to no.26 in 1987.

The Official Charts record all singles in the Top 100 - so if it isn't 
there it almost definitely wasn't Top 40 or Top 50.

Thanks Matthew

From: BluePlanes <> on behalf of Mike 
Sent: 07 January 2017 20:53
Subject: [BluePlanes] The Boy In The Bubble - a hit?

Been trying to track down a chart position for 'Boy In The Bubble' for a
piece I'm doing.

Has anyone got a definite chart position for the single? My recollection 
that it made the top 40 whilst the booklet with the Beatsongs reissue says
it made "the Top 50".

Yet the Official Charts website has no chart position for any post Loved
E.P. singles.

I was wondering if a change in chart provider circa 1992 may account for
this. Although more likely it's just my memory!

Any thoughts?


Manic Pop Thrills<>
Alternative (sic) music of the last 30 years

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