I think that Hayley ought to cover that song. Hayley's version of Wuthering Heights entered the pop charts in the UK at No.31 - the only song of Hayley's that was in the pop charts as far as I know - but as you can see it saw some success.
I don't know which chart you mean but Hayley's Wuthering Heights could not have entered the official UK pop singles charts as it was never released... It was pulled shortly before release due to problems getting permission to show the video; maybe other things too.
Can you remember which chart it showed up in as it's one that i must have missed at the time and I'd love to know!
The reason why I changed my mind about Hayley singing "Running up that Hill" were not the lyrics. They are o.k. But I listened to the song again and I prefer the cover version of Within Temptation. The song sounds best when it is sung loud more like a rock song. And that maybe couldn't be the best idea for Hayleys voice.
To tell you the truth I didn't actually look at the chart at the time BUT I do remember the single being mentioned(and the video being shown) on the day of its release on BBC interactive's singles release section. Its was released as a ringtone for definite. Heres a chart I found: launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/top40chartclub/message/23303
The video is on ClassicFm TV at the moment. If anyone can find an archive chart of the week it was meant to be released I would be grateful.
I think Jon is pointing out to our members that there has been a brief 'Wuthering Heights' discussion on the official forum. That, in turn, gives the DVD a little plug so I'm sure Richard will be delighted!
The day of the scheduled release is likely to have varied around the world. I can only speak for the UK where we knew it was postponed many weeks before the proposed date but we were advised that it would still appear eventually (when copyright issues had been overcome). The date was deferred several times and eventually it was withdrawn completely. That, I seem to recall, was shortly before the scheduled release date - maybe a week or two.
Okay, here is a suggestion for what might explain the situation. But this is only a guess; it is NOT a statement of fact.
The single's release in some countries was imminent. Therefore, a large number of units would have been physically produced and distributed. It is possible that the instruction for its withdrawal came from London on the day that it was due for release in Japan. But Japan is eight hours ahead of us and so it could have been on sale just long enough to get into the charts in that country for that week even though it was removed from the shelves within hours.