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Chart Chat Edition 688 – W/C 27.01.13

Chart Chat Edition 688 – Week Commencing Sunday 27th January 2013

 There were five new entries, one re-entry, ten climbers, twenty two going down and no non movers on this weeks chart (to no.3).  It was all change at the top as Bingo Players featuring Far East Movement went straight in at no.1 with ‘Get Up (Rattle)’ which meant that featuring Britney Spears fell one to no.2 with ‘Scream And Shout’ after three weeks at the top.  

Taylor Swift climbed back up a place to no.3 with ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ and Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko also went up one to no.4 with ‘Stay’. Calvin Harris featuring Tinie Tempah climbed one to no.5 with ‘Drinking From The Bottle’ and Conor Maynard featuring Wiley were the weeks highest climbers leaping up twenty eight places to no.6 with ‘Animal’. 50 Cent featuring Eminem & Adam Levine fell five places to no.7 with ‘My Life’ and Emeli Sande climbed three to no.8 with ‘Clown’. James Arthur fell two to no.9 with ‘Impossible’ and the top ten was concluded with Pitbull featuring TJR who went down two to no.10 with ‘Don’t Stop The Party’. 

One new entry and two climbers were to be found in the remainder of the top twenty.  Amelia Lily may be slightly disappointed that her new single ‘Shut Up (And Give Me Whatever You Got)’ only entered at no.11 while Lawson will be delighted to see their latest single ‘Learn To Love Again’ climb thirteen places to no.15 ahead of its full release. The final climber came at no.20 and went to David Guetta featuring Taped Rai going up one place with ‘Just One More Time’.

There were four new entries, one re-entry and three climbers in the lower half of the chart. Flo Rida climbed ten places to no.23 with ‘Let It Roll’ while Macklemore featuring Wanz went straight in at no.24 with ‘Thrift Shop’.  Dizzee Rascal climbed thirteen places to no.25 with ‘Bassline Junkie’ and Matrix & Futurebound featuring Baby Blue went up four to no.30 with ‘Magnetic Eyes’. Rita Ora went straight in at no.32 with her new single ‘Radioactive’ and Ellie Goulding got a new entry at no.33 with ‘Explosions’. Little Mix went straight in at no.36 with their forthcoming single ‘Change Your Life’ and the only re-entry went to Imagine Dragons at no.38 with ‘Radioactive’. 

‘Rewind’ is the new single by British rapper Devlin which sees him team up with Diane Birch and is another track lifted from his forthcoming album ‘A Moving Picture’ which is scheduled for release next month. The original track was recorded by Birch and is directly sampled on this version. The digital format of the release contains three new remixes of the track; the Nu:Logic Remix, the Kat Krazy Remix and the Instrumental version. His recent single ‘Watchtower’ featured Ed Sheeran and became his biggest hit to date, peaking at no.7 but his last single ‘Off With Their Heads’ only got as far as no.62 so he will be looking to get back on track with this release. He released his debut album ‘Bud, Sweat and Beers’ back in 2010 and it reached no.21 while yielding two top forty hit singles. I think this will improve his fortunes and see him back inside the top forty next Sunday afternoon. 

Next up under the spotlight this week are Derby based acoustic duo Miss 600 (consisting of Hannah Garner and David Amar) release their new single ‘Dance With You’ this week. The digital format of the release includes the video alongside four different mixes of the track; the Radio Edit, the Blanket of Blue Remix, the Epiphany Dub Remix and the Hip Swing Remix. The video to accompany the track was released to YouTube and has picked up almost 2,000 views since then. They released their debut single ‘Twist’ back in 2011 and it made its way onto the Radio 2 A playlist. They then went on to release their album ‘Buying Time’ before a further single ‘Typically Me’ also made the Radio 2 playlist. I don’t think that this will see them inside the top forty but January is a good time for them to try with fewer of the big name artists putting out new releases.  

British boyband The Risk were formed during the X Factor bootcamp shows of 2011. The members had initially entered as solo artists but were placed together as a band, although there was final late change after Ashley Baptiste departed the band with Ashford Campbell joining in his place. Within two days of leaving the competition the band had booked up over one hundred shows and looked destined for big things. This week sees the release of their debut single ‘Missiles’ which was co-written by Dantae and produced by Pete ‘Boxsta’ Martin who has previously worked with Jessie J and Alexandra Burke. They have also been working with Josh Wilkinson, True Tiger and Kingsley Brown on tracks for their debut album which is set for release later this year. They have been touring with Peter Andre and should secure themself a debut top forty hit next weekend. 

‘In Love Dying’ is the sixth single to be released by American rockers Red Hot Chilli Peppers as part of their ‘I’m With You’ series. The track runs for eight minutes and was captured in a single take.  For it to fit on the 7″ vinyl format it will have to be split into two parts. There were a total of forty eight tracks recorded across the sessions for ‘I’m With You’ with only fourteen making the cut for the original album. There are due to be a total of nine singles released in this series which will then see a further seventeen of those tracks see the light of day.  The album did top the UK chart despite it containing no top forty hits. That won’t bother the band too much as last year alone saw them pocket $33m from their live shows and music sales. Based on the performance of the previous five singles this seems unlikely to be challenging for the top forty next weekend but you just never know.

Jarvis Cocker leads Pulp back into battle with the release of ‘After You’, a track that was originally written and recorded in 2000 around the time of the ‘We Love Life’ album. It has been thirty five years since the band originally formed back in Sheffield and eleven years since their last top forty hit with ‘Bad Cover Version’.  Their most successful time came in 1995 when their ‘Different Class’ album topped the charts and yielded four top ten hits including the no.2 singles ‘Common People’ and ‘Sorted For E’s And Whizz / Mis-Shapes’. The band split up in 2002 but chose to reform to play live once again in 2011. After a series of gigs in 2012 Cocker indicated they had no inclination to release new material, but did make a version of this track available to fans who had attended their Sheffield gig. Perhaps if this does return them to the top forty he might reconsider working on a new album with the band. 

‘Love Me’ is the new single from American rapper Lil Wayne which sees him team up with Drake and Future. It is aiming to become his first top forty hit since last years Bruno Mars collaboration ‘Mirror’ and its taken from his forthcoming album ‘I Am Not A Human Being II’ which is released next month. He has only appeared three times inside the UK top forty as lead artist but has guested on top five hits by a variety of artists including Destiny’s Child, Kevin Rudolf, Jay Sean and Lloyd. While Future is relatively unknown in the UK Drake has made a couple of top forty appearances including most notably his top ten hit ‘Take Care’ which saw him team up with Rihanna. This is only a one track download release with no new versions or remixes featured but could still feature in next weeks chart if it can pick up enough airplay from the mainstream commercial radio stations. 

Scottish Indie band Frightened Rabbit return this week with their new single ‘The Woodpile’.  It is released a week ahead of their fourth studio album ‘Pedestrian Verse’ which is released on both normal and deluxe versions on the Atlantic label. It follows up their most commercially successful album ‘The Winter Of Mixed Drinks’ which reached no.61 in the UK and no.84 in the US. The end of last year saw them release the five track ‘State Hospital’ EP which charted at no.53 on the album chart. The band are set to undertake an extensive UK tour during February in promotion of the new album before heading off the US for more concerts. They will also be opening up their gallery in Kingley Court, London this week (29th January) where the exhibition will feature all their artwork and photos from their Highlands tour documentary.  A debut top forty hit could be just around the corner for them. 

‘Baiya’ is the new EP from Delphic and features three new mixes of the main track; the Radio Edit, the Shadow Child Rephix and the Brookes Brothers Remix. It is lifted from the bands new album ‘Collections’ which is also released this week. The album contains a re-edit of the single ‘Good Life’ which was a Zane Lowe Hottest Record In The World during July and also featured as one of the official London Olympics tracks following a decision by their management to submit a demo version. It’s been three years since their debut ‘Acolyte’ which reached the top ten so the band will be hoping to replicate that success this time around. They are due to undertake a series of gigs during February in promotion of the album, and I suspect fans will be more inclined to purchase the album than this EP of remixes.  As such I don’t expect to find this inside next weekends top forty. 

Finally under review this week is the ‘Silver Cloud’ EP by Actress which gets its release on 12″ vinyl this week. It’s released on the Werkdiscs / Ninja Tune label and is their first release on that label since ‘Hazyville’ back in 2008. It features three tracks with ‘Voodoo Posse Chronic Illusion’ on the a side with ‘Silver Cloud Dream Come True’ and ‘Floating In Ecstacy’ appearing on the flip side. The cost of the vinyl is over £8 on Amazon so it is really likely to appeal to hardcore fans only. A follow up to ‘Hazyville’, entitled ‘Ghettoville’ is currently being worked upon and is set for release later this year. Actress is better known as DJ and A&R scout Darren J Cunningham and should not be confused with the Tennessee based band of the same name. I suspect this won’t be troubling the chart compilers next Sunday but that is no reflection upon its quality. 

Also released this week are ‘Up All Night’ by Applebottom, ‘Lose Control’ by The Courteeners, ‘Superhigh’ by Dr Meaker, ‘Starboy, Stargirl’ by Exo,  ‘Phantoms’ by Getaway Plan, ‘Weight In Gold’ by These Furrows and ‘187’ by Tyga featuring Rick Ross.

I don’t forsee any of this weeks new releases claiming the crown so I’m backing Bingo Players featuring Far East Movement to hold on for a second week at the top. Don’t forget to stop by next week when artists releasing new singles include Booty Luv, Eric Prydz, Flaming Lips and Little Mix.  Until then have yourself a good week.


Ian Anderson

27 January, 2013 - Posted by | ChartChat

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