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Kirsty MacColl

1959 - 2000

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Kirsty Anna MacColl (, mə-KAWL; 10 October 1959 – 18 December 2000) was an English singer and songwriter, daughter of folk singer Ewan MacColl. She recorded several pop hits in the 1980s and 1990s, including "There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis" and cover versions of Billy Bragg's "A New England" and the Kinks' "Days". Her first single, "They Don't Know", had chart success a few years later when covered by Tracey Ullman. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kirsty MacColl has received more than 6,376,659 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Kirsty MacColl is the 2,013th most popular singer (up from 2,205th in 2019), the 5,125th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 5,177th in 2019) and the 205th most popular British Singer.

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  • 40.00

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  • 18

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  • 1.69

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  • 3.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Kirsty MacColl ranks 2,013 out of 3,528Before her are Willy William, Momo Hirai, Karol G, Robert Merrill, Graham Parker, and Linde Lindström. After her are Koshi Inaba, Noel Harrison, Valentín Elizalde, Brook Benton, Ana Moura, and Stacey Kent.

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Among people born in 1959, Kirsty MacColl ranks 451Before her are José Leandro Ferreira, Ben Okri, Urs Zimmermann, Eren Keskin, Rafael Amador, and Steve Bauer. After her are Rawil Gaynetdin, Carlton Cuse, Daniel Xuereb, Armin Kogler, David Hyde Pierce, and Hari Kostov. Among people deceased in 2000, Kirsty MacColl ranks 295Before her are Patricia Jones, John Lindsay, Robert Cormier, Alberto Demiddi, Alla Rakha, and Donald Dewar. After her are Duane Swanson, Tranquilino Garcete, Bunny Austin, Jimmie Davis, Mack Robinson, and Veerasamy Ringadoo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Kirsty MacColl ranks 5,125 out of 7,765Before her are Thomas Heywood (1574), Ian Mosley (1953), Billy Liddell (1922), Graham Parker (1950), Simon Webbe (1978), and Ray Noble (1903). After her are Neil Warnock (1948), Yvonne Mitchell (1915), Danny Kirwan (1950), Thomas Percy (1729), Jessica Brown Findlay (1989), and Noel Harrison (1934).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Kirsty MacColl ranks 205Before her are Steve Strange (1959), Sophie Ellis-Bextor (1979), Birdy (1996), Leona Lewis (1985), Billy Bragg (1957), and Graham Parker (1950). After her are Noel Harrison (1934), Ian Brown (1963), Rag'n'Bone Man (1985), Craig David (1981), Anne-Marie (1991), and Edwyn Collins (1959).