vendredi 21 juin 2013

Luv' & other girl groups: comparative study (1977 - 1981)

Luv's rivals in 1981: Babe, Dolly Dots, Doris & The Pins and Maywood. This picture was taken after Luv's first break-up and used for the front cover of the compilation "Ladies Night (We Love You)" released by WEA in the Netherlands and Belgium.


In the late 1970's, Europe was the "Promised Land" for girl groups. During their heyday, Luv' had to face competition with other female pop acts in their homeland but also abroad. They often outsold their rivals in Benelux and German speaking countries. Luv' was a trendsetter for other Dutch productions (Babe, Dolly Dots, Doris D & The Pins...). They shared the same charts with prestigious international groups (Sister Sledge, Baccara, Pointer Sisters, The Three Degrees, Clout...). The study below deals with chart performances in the Netherlands (Nationale Hitparade and the Dutch Top 40) and Germany (Musikmarkt/Media Control Charts). The peak positions on the Europarade are also analysed. This European list combined the weekly hit parades of ten countries: UK (BBC Radio 1 British Top 50), The Netherlands (Nationale Hitparade), West-Germany (Musik Informationen Aktuelle 50), Belgium (BRT Top 30), France (RTL Top 50) and Spain (Radio Madrid Superventas 30) as well as Denmark, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. This comparative research considers a specific period starting in May 1977 (release of Luv's debut single "My Man") and ending in August 1981 (after "Tingalingaling" came out). 


A) Dutch girl groups

Luv'
Formed in 1976


You're the Greatest Lover (1978)

Chart performance in the Netherlands:

* Nationale Hitparade
Number of #1 hits: 2
Number of Top 5 hits: 8
Number of Top 10 hits: 9
Number of Top 50 hits: 11

* Dutch Top 40 
Number of #1 hits: 2
Number of Top 5 hits: 5
Number of Top 10 hits: 7
Number of Top 40 hits: 11

Chart performance in Germany:

Media Control/Musikmarkt Charts
Number of #1 hits: 1
Number of Top 5 hits: 2
Number of Top 10 hits: 3
Number of Top 40 hits: 6
Number of Top 100 hits: 8

Chart performance in Europe:

Europarade (UK, F, NL, B, D, A, CH, I, ESP, DK)
Number of Top 5 hits: 4
Number of Top 10 hits: 5
Number of Top 30 hits: 7


Internationals
Formed in 1976



Young and in Love (1977)

Chart performance in the Netherlands:

* Nationale Hitparade:
Number of Top 5 hits: 1
Number of Top 10 hits: 1
Number of Top 50 hits: 2

* Dutch Top 40
Number of Top 5 hits: 1
Number of Top 10 hit: 1
Number of Top 40 hits: 1

Chart performance in Europe:

Europarade (UK, F, NL, B, D, A, CH, I, ESP, DK)
Number of Top 5 hits: 1
Number of Top 10 hits: 1
Number of Top 30 hits: 1

Snoopy
Formed in 1978


No Time For Tango (1978)

Chart performance in the Netherlands:

* Nationale Hitparade
Number of Top 10 hit : 1
Number of Top 50 hits : 3

* Dutch Top 40
Number of Top 10 hit : 1
Number of Top 40 hits : 3

Chart performance in Germany:

Media Control/Musikmarkt Charts
Number of Top 10 hits: 1
Number of Top 40 hits: 1
Number of Top 100 hits: 1

Girlie
Formed in 1978





Andy (For Love It Takes Two) - 1978

Chart performance in the Netherlands:

*Nationale Hitparade:
Number of Top 50 hits: 1

*Dutch Top 40:
Number of Top 40 hits: 1


Chart performance in Europe:

Europarade (UK, F, NL, B, D, A, CH, I, ESP, DK): 
Number of Top 30 hits: 1

Benelux and Nancy Dee
Formed in 1979
Origin: Belgium and Netherlands


Switch (1979)

Chart performance in the Netherlands:

* Nationale Hitparade
Number of Top 40 hits: 1

* Dutch Top 40
Number of Top 40 hits: 1

Babe
Formed in 1979


The Kiss (1980)

Chart performance in the Netherlands:

* Nationale Hitparade
Number of Top 10 hits : 1
Number of Top 50 hits : 9

* Dutch Top 40
Number of Top 40 hits : 8

Dolly Dots
Formed in 1979


Hela-di-ladi-lo (1980)


Chart performance in the Netherlands:

* Nationale Hitparade
Number of Top 5 hits : 1
Numbers of Top 10 hits : 5
Number of Top 50 hits : 8

* Dutch Top 40
Number of Top 10 hits : 5
Number of Top 40 hits : 8

Chart performance in Germany:

Media Control/Musikmarkt Charts
Number of Top 40 hits: 1
Number of Top 100 hits: 3

Chart performance in Europe:

Europarade (UK, F, NL, B, D, A, CH, I, ESP, DK)
Number of Top 30 hits: 3

Maywood
Formed in 1979



Late At Night (1980)

Chart performance in the Netherlands:


* Nationale Hitparade
Number of #1 hit : 1
Number of Top 5 hits : 2
Number of Top 10 hits : 4
Number of Top 50 hits : 6

* Dutch Top 40
Number of Number One Hits : 1
Number of Top 5 hits : 3
Number of Top 10 hits : 3
Number of Top 40 hits : 6

Chart performance in Germany:


Media Control/Musikmarkt Charts
Number of Top 40 hits: 4
Number of Top 100 hits: 4

Chart performance in Europe:

Europarade (UK, F, NL, B, D, A, CH, I, ESP, DK)
Number of Top 10 hits: 2
Number of Top 30 hits: 3

Doris D. & The Pins
Formed in 1980
Origin: UK/Holland


Shine Up (1980)

Chart performance in the Netherlands:

* Nationale Hitparade
Number of Top 5 hits: 2
Number of Top 10 hits: 2
Number of Top 50 hits: 2


* Dutch Top 40
Number of #1 hit : 1
Number of Top 5 hits: 2
Number of Top 10 hits: 2
Number of Top 40 hits: 2

Chart performance in Germany:

Media Control/Musikmarkt Charts
Number of Top 40 hits: 2
Number of Top 100 hits: 2

Chart performance in Europe:

Europarade (UK, F, NL, B, D, A, CH, I, ESP, DK)
Number of Top 5 hits: 1
Number of Top 10 hits: 2
Number of Top 30 hits: 2

B) International girl groups

The Three Degrees
Formed in 1963
Origin: USA

Giving Up, Giving In (1978)

Chart performance in the Netherlands:

* Nationale Hitparade
Number of Top 10 hits: 2
Number of Top 50 hits: 2

* Dutch Top 40
Number of Top 10 hits: 2
Number of Top 40 hits: 2

Chart performance in Europe:

Europarade (UK, F, NL, B, D, A, CH, I, ESP, DK)
Number of Top 10 hits: 1
Number of Top 30 hits: 3

The Emotions
Formed in 1968
Origin: USA



The Best of My Love (1977)

Chart performance in the Netherlands:

* Nationale Hitparade
Number of Top 5 hits: 1
Number of Top 10 hits: 1
Number of Top 50 hits: 3

* Dutch Top 40
number of Top 5 hits: 1
Number of Top 10 hits: 1
Number of Top 40 hits: 3

Chart performance in Germany:

Media Control/Musikmarkt Charts
Number of Top 40 hits: 1
Number of Top 100 hits: 1

Chart performance in Europe:

Europarade (UK, F, NL, B, D, A, CH, I, ESP, DK)
Number of Top 10 hits: 1
Number of Top 30 hits: 2

Pointer Sisters 
Formed in 1969
Origin: USA



Fire (1978)

Chart performance in the Netherlands:

* Nationale Hitparade
Number of #1 hits: 1
Number of Top 50 hits: 4

* Dutch Top 40
Number of #1 hits: 1
Number of Top 10 hits: 2
Number of Top 40 hits: 4

Chart performance in Germany:

Media Control/Musikmarkt Charts
Number of Top 40 hits: 1
Number of Top 100 hits: 1

Chart performance in Europe:

Europarade (UK, F, NL, B, D, A, CH, I, ESP, DK)
Number of Top 10 hits: 1
Number of Top 30 hits: 2

First Choice
Formed in 1971
Origin: USA

Doctor Love (1977)

Chart performance in the Netherlands:

* Nationale Hitparade
Number of Top 50 hits: 1

* Dutch Top 40
Number of Top 40 hits: 1

Sister Sledge
Formed in 1972
Origin: USA

We Are Family (1979)

Chart performance in the Netherlands:

* Nationale Hitparade
Number of Top 10 hits: 2
Number of Top 50 hits: 6

* Dutch Top 40
Number of Top 10 hits: 2
Number of Top 40 hits: 5

Chart performance in Germany:

Media Control/Musikmarkt Charts
Number of Top 40 hits: 2
Number of Top 100 hits: 2

Chart performance in Europe:

Europarade (UK, F, NL, B, D, A, CH, I, ESP, DK)
Number of Top 10 hits: 1
Number of Top 30 hits: 2

Nolan Sisters
Formed in 1974
Origin: Ireland/UK

I'm in the mood for dancing (1980)

Chart performance in the Netherlands:

* Nationale Hitparade
Number of Top 10 hits: 2
Number of Top 50 hits: 2

* Dutch Top 40
Number of Top 10 hits: 2
Number of Top 40 hits: 2

Chart performance in Germany:

Media Control/Musikmarkt Charts
Number of Top 100 hits: 1

Chart performance in Europe: 

Europarade (UK, F, NL, B, D, A, CH, I, ESP, DK)
Number of Top 5 hits: 1
Number of Top 10 hits: 1
Number of Top 30 hits: 2

Silver Convention
Formed in 1974
Origin: Germany


Telegram (1977)

Chart performance in Germany:

Media Control/Musikmarkt Charts
Number of Top 40 hits: 1
Number of Top 100 hits: 1


The Ritchie Family
Formed in 1975
Origin: USA


American Generation (1978)

Chart performance in the Netherlands:

* Nationale Hitparade
Number of Top 50 hits: 2

* Dutch Top 40
Number of Top 40 hits: 2

Chart performance in Germany:

Media Control/Musikmarkt Charts
Number of Top 40 hits: 1
Number of Top 100 hits: 1

Chart performance in Europe:

Europarade (UK, F, NL, B, D, A, CH, I, ESP, DK)
Number of Top 30 hits: 1

Stargard
Formed in 1976
Origin: USA


Which Way Is Up (1977)

Chart performance in the Netherlands:

* Nationale Hitparade:
Number of Top 50 hits: 1

*Dutch Top 40:
Number of Top 40 hits: 1

Baccara
Formed in 1977
Origin: Spain / Produced in Germany


Yes Sir, I Can Boogie (1977)

Chart performance in the Netherlands:

* Nationale Hitparade
Number of #1 hits: 2
Number of Top 5 and Top 10 hits: 2
Number of Top 50 hits: 5

* Dutch Top 40
Number of #1 hits: 2
Number of Top 5 and Top 10 hits: 2
Number of Top 40 hits: 4

Chart performance in Germany:

Media Control/musikmarkt Charts
Number of #1 hits : 2
Number of Top 10 hits: 4
Number of Top 40 hits: 7
Number of Top 100 hits: 7

Chart performance in Europe:

Europarade (UK, F, NL, B, D, A, CH, I, ESP, DK)
Number of #1 hits: 1
Number Top 5 hits: 2
Number of Top 10 hits: 4
Number of Top 30 hits: 6

Belle Epoque
Formed in 1977
Origin: France


Black Is Black (1977)

Chart performance in the Netherlands:

* Nationale Hitparade
Number of Top 10 hits: 1
Number of Top 50 hits: 2

* Dutch Top 40
Number of Top 10 hits: 1
Number of Top 40 hits: 2

Chart performance in Germany:

Media Control/Musikmarkt Charts
Number of Top 10 hits: 2
Number of Top 40 hits: 3
Number of Top 100 hits: 3

Chart performance in Europe:

Europarade (UK, F, NL, B, D, A, CH, I, ESP, DK)
Number of Top 5 hits: 1
Number of Top 10 hits: 2
Number of Top 30 hits: 2

Arabesque
Formed in 1977
Origin: Germany


Marigot Bay (1980)

Chart performance in Germany:

Media Control/Musikmarkt Charts
Number of Top 10 hits: 1
Number of Top 40 hits: 3
Number of Top 100 hits: 3

Clout
Formed in 1977
Origin: South Africa



Substitute (1978)

Chart performance in the Netherlands:

* Nationale Hitparade:
Number of Top 5 hits: 1
Number of Top 10 hits: 2
Number of Top 50 hits: 4

*Dutch Top 40:
Number of Top 5 hits: 1
Number of Top 10 hits: 2
Number of Top 40 hits: 4


Chart performance in Germany:

Media Control/Musikmarkt Charts
Number of #1 hits: 1
Number of Top 10 hits: 2
Number of Top 40 hits: 5
Number of Top 100 hits: 7


Chart performance in Europe:

Europarade (UK, F, NL, B, D, A, CH, I, ESP, DK)
Number of Top 5 hits: 1
Number of Top 10 hits: 2
Number of Top 30 hits: 3

Frantique
Formed in 1979
Country of origin : USA



Strut Your Funky Stuff (1979)

Chart performance in the Netherlands

* Nationale Hitparade
Number of Top 50 hits: 1

* Dutch Top 40
Number of Top 40 hits: 1

A la Carte
Formed in 1979
Origin: UK (produced in Germany)

Do Wah Diddy (1980)

Chart performance in Germany:

Media Control/Musikmarkt Charts
Number of Top 40 hits: 3
Number of Top 100 hits: 6


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