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Chart Chat Edition 609

There were just three new entries, one re-entry, eight climbers, fifteen songs going down and an amazing thirteen non movers on this weeks chart

There was no change at the top as The Wanted held on for a second week with ‘Glad You Came’ while ‘Louder’ held on at no.2 for DJ Fresh featuring Sian Evans

Ed Sheeran was also a non mover at no.3 with ‘The A-Team’, Beyonce stayed the same at no.4 with ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ and Loick Essien featuring Tanya Lacey completed a static top five with ‘How We Roll’. Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer climbed three to no.6 with ‘Give Me Everything’ while Jason Derulo fell one to no.7 with ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home’. Calvin Harris featuring Kelis stayed the same at no.8 with ‘Bounce’ and Example went down two to no.9 with ‘Changed The Way You Kiss Me’. Katy Perry rounded off the top ten with ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)’.

Three climbers remained in the top twenty with the first coming at no.13 as Aloe Blacc went back up eight with ‘I Need A Dollar’ following the song being performed by The Saturdays on Radio 1’s The Live Lounge. The track will feature on their new single ‘All Fired Up’ which is due for release on 4th September. David Guetta featuring Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj went up three to no.15 with ‘Where Them Girls At’ and ‘Party Rock Anthem’ climbed back up three to no.16 with ‘Party Rock Anthem’.

There were four climbers, three new entries and one re-entry in the lower half of the chart. Enrique Iglesias with Usher featuring Lil Wayne went up eleven to no.21 with ‘Dirty Dancer’ while Rizzle Kicks got a new entry at no.22 with ‘Down With The Trumpets’. Chris Brown featuring Benny Benassi went back up ten to no.23 with ‘Beautiful People’ and Adele celebrated her twenty sixth week on the chart with ‘Someone Like You’ by seeing it move up two no.28. LMFAO featuring Natalia Kills went up four to no.33 with ‘Champagne Showers’ and Tinie Tempah got a new entry at no.35 with ‘Till I’m Gone’. Adele re-entered at no.36 with ‘Rolling In The Deep’ while the final new entry came at no.39 for Chase & Status featuring Tinie Tempah with ‘Hitz’.

It’s hard for this column to talk about the music world or next weeks chart without mentioning the untimely passing of Amy Winehouse, aged just 27. She was a huge talent, but we will never know what she could have gone on to achieve. Expect to see classics such as ‘Back To Black’, ‘Rehab’ and ‘Tears Dry On Their Own’ back in the top forty next weekend while her two albums ‘Back To Black’ and ‘Frank’ should also see an increase in sales. Everyone has an opinion so you will be tired of reading about her but let that not detract from her amazing voice, or well crafted songs.

Brand new band Six-D have been compared to more established acts such as Black Eyed Peas and are tipped for big things across the remainder of 2011. The News Of The World reporter Dan Wooton labelled them a ‘huge talent for the future’ while The Sun’s Bizarre column likened them more to S Club 7. They consist of Pierre , Chantelle, Cassie, Kieran, Levon and Kimmy and have already supported JLS on their UK tour. This week sees them release their debut double a sided single ‘Best Damn Night / 2 Seconds’ and it should be a big hit next weekend. They are set to appear at the Streetdance camp in Birmingham next week and then the Basketball camp in Aylesbury later in August. ‘Best Damn Night’ in particular has been very successful at picking up radio airplay and the band have already performed the track on Channel 4’s T4 programme. Watch out for it inside the top ten next Sunday afternoon.

JLS are back this week with the help of singer Dev on their brand new single ‘She Makes Me Wanna’. The band were originally called UFO (standing for Unique Famous Outrageous) but had to change the name when they auditioned for TV talent show X Factor as the name was already being used. Four of their six singles released so far have topped the charts with the other two still making the top ten. Their last album ‘Outta This World’ sold 152k copies in its first week but was denied the top spot by Take That who sold 208k of ‘Progress’ on its second week of release. As this new single does not feature on any album it should keep their top ten run going and will also be a strong contender for the top spot next weekend. The track was produced by renowned DJ RedOne after the band bid £30k for a recording session with him at an auction at Alicia Keys Black Charity Ball last year.

Magnetic Man are back with their new single ‘Anthemic’ this week, with P Money helping out on vocal duties. The band consists of dubstep producers Benga, Skream and Artwork who first met in the late 1990’s at the Big Apple record store in Croydon. They signed to Colombia Records in February last year and their self titled album was subsequently released in October. They managed to crossover into the mainstream well as it reached the top five and yielded their biggest hit ‘I Need Air’ which peaked at no.10. They also enjoyed a top twenty single with Katy B in the shape of ‘Perfect Stranger’ though their John Legend collaboration ‘Getting Nowhere’ failed to get any higher than no.65 in the chart. Sadly I fear this may suffer a similar fate with most of the fans already owning this. Only releasing some updated and very clever remixes could propel this into the top forty.

‘Give Me A Reason’ is the latest single by Maverick Sabre. The twenty one year old rapper was born in Hackney but grew up in Ireland before returning to London to pursue his music career. He is perhaps best known so far for his guest appearances, most notably on Professor Green’s no.31 hit ‘Jungle’. He also went on to feature on True Tiger’s single ‘In The Air’ and also appeared on the Chase & Status album track ‘Fire In Your Eyes’. He also regularly adds the vocals to another Chase & Status track ‘Sleepless’ although that has yet to be released in a studio format. He performed on the Jools Holland TV back in April and has slowly started to gain more popularity in the mainstream. His debut release in his own right was the EP ‘The Lost Words’ and he has also released ‘Look What I’ve Done’ as a single. This should do better for him but may still fall short of the top forty.

It’s hard to believe that British r’n’b legend Joss Stone is only twenty three as she seems to have been around forever! She is about to release her fifth studio album ‘LP1’ and has also been working as part of the super group Super Heavy which also features Damian Marley and Mick Jagger among others. She also has a best of compilation entitled ‘Super Duper Hits’ scheduled for release in August from her old label EMI so she has a busy few months ahead. Her new single ‘Somehow’ is released this week and sees her team up with former Eurythmics member Dave Stewart. Recent years have seen diminishing chart positions for Stone with her last album only reaching no.75. She still has a remarkable voice and it would be fantastic if her popularity was to pick up again. Her last top forty hit was ‘Tell Me ‘Bout It’ in 2007 so she is long overdue a return to the singles chart.

Indie favourites British Sea Power return to the fray this week with the release of their latest single ‘Georgie Ray’. It’s taken from their fifth studio album ‘Valhalla Dancefloor’ which charted at no.22 upon its release earlier this year. However their biggest album so far remains their 2008 outing ‘Do You Like Rock Music’ which peaked at no.10. They are based out of Brighton, although three of the original members come from Kendal in Cumbria . The only one of their four top forty singles to make the top twenty was ‘It Ended On An Oily Stage’ which made no.18 in 2005. They only have two live performances to come this year, one in Germany on 5th October and then one in Zurich a week later. With the vast majority of fans already owning this on the album I can’t see it being downloaded in the kind of quantities required for it to reach the chart.

This year has seen Suzi Quatro release her eleventh studio album ‘In The Spotlight’, and from it comes the single ‘Whatever Love Is’. It has been over thirty years since she last reached the top forty with ‘Mamas Boy’ though her biggest success came in the mid 1970’s with the singles ‘Can The Can’ and ‘Devil Gate Drive’ which both topped the chart. She also enjoyed a career as an actress with regular appearances in Happy Days, Minder and more recently Midsomer Murders. She also had her own show on Radio 2 and has kept herself in the spotlight despite relatively little success with her music career. This album she hopes will get her back on track, and with a live schedule of over fifty gigs per year she still has an army of fans who are keen to hear her new material. Although she may shift some albums I can’t see this securing her a return to the top forty – she may have to wait a while longer for that.

‘The Body’ is the brand new single by the much talked about Pains Of Being Pure At Heart which is released this week and it is taken from their album ‘Belong’ which was released earlier this year. It has so far peaked at no.109 but this single may be able to promote it to inside the top 100. They are currently undertaking a tour of Canada and the US with no further plans to play UK venues in 2011. They are a four piece Indie band who hail from New York and released their first EP all the way back in 2007 with their self titled debut album following on the Slumberland label in 2009. This is the bands ninth single release though they have yet to make the top forty. It features the track ‘Tomorrow Dies Today’ as the b side which may entice some fans to part with their hard earned cash. Otherwise its hard to see this doing enough to give them a debut top forty appearance next Sunday afternoon.

Erland & The Carnival release their new single ‘This Night’ this week. The band were busy over the festival season making appearances at the Hop Farm Music Festival in Kent, the Deer Shed Festival in Yorkshire and more recently the Outside:Inside Festival in Reading. They are set to play a series of gigs in Germany during October but currently have no further UK gigs scheduled in. Lyrically the track has seen comparisons drawn with Lionel Bart’s Oliver and the legendary Morrissey while musically influences are said to include The Strokes and Television. The bonus track that accompanies the single release is ‘Deep In Love’ which tells the story of a pregnant girl who drowns herself as the father has gone off to sea. He eventually returns, but as is often the way with folk songs it is too late to save her. They’re an interesting band who could score an off the wall chart hit with this.

Also released this week are ‘Only You’ by Cats Eyes, ‘If Only You’ by Danny & Freja, ‘Richie & Ruben’ by Fountains Of Wayne, ‘Maybe I’m Crazy’ by Monarchy, ‘Cut From The Same Cloth’ by Patricia Vonne, ‘Bed Of Nails’ by Wild Beasts and ‘Sinead’ by Within Temptation.

Don’t forget to stop by next week when artists releasing new singles look set to include Britney Spears, Cher Lloyd, Jamie Woon and Talay Riley. Until then have yourself a good week.

25 July, 2011 - Posted by | ChartChat

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