Kate in the Music Charts

A very good round up of the performance of Kate’s singles and albums in music charts around the world can be found on Music Chart Heaven

This is where you find that Aerial and King of the Mountain did better in Sweden (no.2) than in the UK (no.3), The Kick Inside did better in the Netherlands than in the UK (same chart positions), that The Man With the Child in His Eyes was no.1 in France, and many other strange and interesting things.

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About Peter

My Kate CV: Kate fan since 1978. Saw Tour of Life at the London Palladium 1979. Went to first KBC Convention 1980. Founded Homeground with Dave 1982. Worked on 1985, 1990, and 1994 Kate Bush Conventions, and the 1986 Video Party with Dave, Lisa of KBC and Krys. Appeared in videos for The Big Sky and Experiment IV. Wrote Introduction, Chronology and Discography for EMI Music Publishing's 1987 "Kate Bush Complete". Wrote the sleeve note for the remastered 1998 reissue of "Hounds of Love". Invited to write sleeve notes for other reissues which never happened. My other CV: born 1955 in Bermondsey London, educated at Galleywall Primary, Walworth Comprehensive, and London School of Economics BSc(Econ)(Hon) 1976. Currently an Officer of the Crown Court determining legal costs in crminal cases. Met Krys in 1982 through Homeground, we were engaged on Glastonbury Tor on Kate's birthday in 1983, and married in November 1984.
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6 Responses to Kate in the Music Charts

  1. Peter says:

    Aerial charted at #2 in Finland, not Sweden =)

  2. Jaakko says:

    As a Finn I’ obliged to correct: Aerial and King of the Mountain were #2 in Finland, not in our beloved neighbor and archrival Sweden :)

  3. Harry Horton says:

    Its interesting how Kate Bush and her music is perceived around the world and where her albums and songs stand in the charts of these various countries. For example, some commentators (such as D. Withers) claimed she was virtually unknown in the U.S. I don’t think that is entirely true. I remember in the early 1980s the record stores here in North Carolina carried her albums as well as posters of her that hung on their store walls. As if she were an up and coming star. She had some substantial promotion and exposure in the U.S. particularly in the late 70s throughout the 1980s, as well as radio play on major commercial air time on local stations. Though it is true she wasn’t promoted quite to the level like other mega stars i.e. Kiss Madonna, Lady Gaga Rolling stones ect. she was not a wallflower either of obscurity. The European markets seem to be more sensitive though to her artistry than ‘the U.S. mass production mass exposure bizarreness’ of building celebrities as icons of the U.S. music industry, for the hordes of the public to chime in on via cable music stations, radio, DVDs ect..

  4. Harry Horton says:

    What happened to my comment?

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