Liverpool Comes Top Of The Calendar League

With the days counting down to not only the start of a new year, but a new decade, Danilo has revealed what are ‘top of the pops’ on the 2020 calendar front – and Liverpool FC comes top of the league!

It is not just in the football Premiership that Klopp’s team is out in the lead as the 2020 official licensed calendar from Danilo has been scoring goals at retail with the title taking the number one slot in the publisher’s Calendar Chart.

Above: Liverpool FC calendar came top of the Danilo Calendar Chart.
Above: Liverpool FC calendar came top of the Danilo Calendar Chart.

With Manchester United being the only other sports calendar title to make it into the ‘Top Ten’ (ranking in 6th place), the other entries are a mixture of entertainment and music brands.

Making the grade for the first time, in second and third slot respectively is Stranger Things (the most watched Netflix series ever) and popular Korean boy band, BTS. Among the other new entries are BBC series Peaky Blinders (in 9th place) and Disney movie Frozen 2 (in 4th place).

Above: Netflix success Stranger Things takes second place in the calendar Top Ten.
Above: Netflix success Stranger Things takes second place in the calendar Top Ten.

Making its way up the chart is TV series Friends, which jumped from 10th position in last year’s charts up to 4th place.  The enduring appeal of Cliff Richard is also evident as the stalwart performer takes 8th place, beating Little Mix (who take the 10th position.)

Above: The Peaky Blinders series hasn’t just done well on the screen.
Above: The Peaky Blinders series hasn’t just done well on the screen.

The Danilo Calendar Chart of 2020 titles

(Last year’s position in the chart shown in bracket)

  1. Liverpool Football Club (1 in sports calendar chart)
  2. Stranger Things (NEW entry)
  3. BTS (NEW entry)
  4. Friends (10)
  5. Frozen 2 (NEW entry)
  6. Manchester United Football Club (2 in sports chart 2018)
  7. Harry Potter (1)
  8. Cliff Richard (6)
  9. Peaky Blinders (NEW entry)
  10. Little Mix (5)

The news of Liverpool’s supremacy in the calendar league did not go unnoticed by talkSport, the world’s biggest sports radio station while popular music station Magic Radio picked up on the entire calendar chart as did a plethora of regional stations.

Above: Little Mix is still ‘in the mix’.
Above: Little Mix is still ‘in the mix’.

The announcement of the Top Ten coincided with a host of marketing activity Danilo instigated to support its retailer stockists. These include a competition with HMV to win a calendar signed by Cliff Richard while Calendar Club offered a calendar signed by Kylie.

A Decade Of Change

As we depart the decade, Danilo shared the big calendar hitters back at Christmas 2009 and the Top 10 back then…

Top 10 2010 Calendars

  1.  JLS (NEW entry)
  2. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (NEW entry)
  3. Robert Pattinson (NEW entry)
  4. Michael Jackson (NEW entry)
  5. Cheryl Cole (NEW entry)
  6. Top Gear (4)
  7. Liverpool FC (2)
  8. Manchester United FC (3)
  9. Hollyoaks Babes (6=)

          Hollyoaks Hunks (6=)

  1. Cliff Richard (7)
Above: Some of the Danilo gang with their tree Calies awards trophies. (Right- left) Daniel Prince, Martin Carter, Christine Statham and Bradley Green.
Above: Some of the Danilo gang with their three Calies awards trophies. (Right- left) Daniel Prince, Martin Carter, Christine Statham and Bradley Green.

Top: Liverpool FC calendar came top of the Danilo Calendar Chart.

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