Chart History

Here are the complete chart histories for a selection of Kirsty’s releases (if anyone out there has a Master of the Anorak degree, we would of course welcome chart figures for all other Kirsty releases!)

Singles Stats

Kirsty’s UK Top 75 chart placings:

  1. Fairytale of New York (2) with the Pogues original release in 1987
  2. Fairytale of New York (3) with the Pogues reissued in 2005
  3. Fairytale of New York (4) with the Pogues in 2007 (first year of the downloads included policy)
  4. Fairytale of New York (4) with the Pogues in 2019
  5. Fairytale of New York (4) with the Pogues in 2020
  6. Fairytale of New York (6) with the Pogues reissued in 2006
  7. A new England (7)
  8. Fairytale of New York (7) with the Pogues in 2017
  9. Fairytale of New York (10) with the Pogues in 2018
  10. Fairytale of New York (11) with the Pogues in 2014
  11. Days (12)
  12. Fairytale of New York (12) with the Pogues in 2008
  13. Fairytale of New York (12) with the Pogues in 2009
  14. Fairytale of New York (12) with the Pogues reissued in 2012
  15. Fairytale of New York (13) with the Pogues in 2011
  16. Fairytale of New York (13) with the Pogues in 2015
  17. There’s a guy works down the chip shop swears he’s Elvis (14)
  18. Fairytale of New York (14) with the Pogues in 2013
  19. Fairytale of New York (15) with the Pogues in 2016
  20. Fairytale of New York (17) with the Pogues in 2010
  21. Walking down Madison (23)
  22. Fairytale of New York (36) with the Pogues reissued in 1991
  23. Days (42) reissued
  24. Free World (43)
  25. My Affair (56)
  26. Caroline (58)
  27. Perfect Day (75) with Evan Dando

Of course, Kirsty’s “Bay-bee” vocal was sampled and dropped into Tracey Ullman’s cover of “They don’t know” which reached No. 2 so feel free to count that as well.

Weeks in the Top 75

  1. Fairytale of New York (106) with the Pogues (includes all reissues)
  2. Days (10+)
  3. A new England (10)
  4. There’s a guy works down the chip shop swears he’s Elvis (9)
  5. Walking down Madison (7)
  6. Free World (6)
  7. My Affair (1) & Caroline (1) & Perfect Day (1)

Chart Positions

Caroline

Highest 04.03.1995 58-61-91-114-156-200.

BP notes, “Caroline reached no.38 in the airplay chart. It went 95-53-42-40-38! It was B listed by Radio One and the week of 18th March it was played a total of 295 times, 10 of which were on Radio One. How times have changed.”

Galore

Highest 18.03.1995, Total sales (BPI): 100,000

Galore chart history
Galore chart history

6-11-10-13-14-16-18-20-29-42-46-53-62-15-14-19-22-20-22-21-22-28-30-29-37-51-68-112-115-133-134-149-159-121-122-131.

The first resurgence would tie in with the release of ‘Perfect day’ or perhaps the reissue of ‘Days’. The second smaller recovery would tie in with the arrival of Christmas. Analysis by Kirstatto.

Days (1995 reissue)

Highest 29.07.1995 42-61-74-91-117-153-149-188.

Fairytale of New York

Highest 25.12.2005 3-5-12-41-63
Highest 23.12.2007 12-8-4

… see Fairytale of New York – All You Need To Know for all the rest!

Perfect Day

Highest 24.06.1995 75-84-147-196.

Mambo De La Luna

Highest 20.11.1999 No. 119

Tropical Brainstorm

March 17, 2001, re-entered the chart at No. 18

From Croydon to Cuba

Highest April 2005. No. 98

From Croydon to Cuba

Highest April 2005. No. 16

The Best of Kirsty MacColl

Entered chart 7 August 2005.
17-12-15-23-30-34-45 (7 weeks on chart)
(sold 12,585 copies in first week. Source: Music Week)
Gold Disc

ALSO

Billboard playlist chart placings (Modern Rock Tracks):

  1. Walking down Madison (4)*
  2. Can’t stop killing you (20)
  3. Angel (26)

*also No. 18 on Hot Dance Music/ Club Play and No. 36 on Maxi-Singles

 

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