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Chart Chat Edition 702 – W/C 05.05.13

Chart Chat Edition 702 – Week Commencing Sunday 5th May 2013

There were three new entries, one re-entry, ten climbers, twenty three songs going down and three non mover on this weeks chart.  There was no change at the top as Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams held on with ‘Get Lucky’ and there was also a non mover at no.2 as Rudimental featuring Ellie Eyre held firm with ‘Waiting All Night’. 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis kicked off the top three climbing two to no.3 with ‘Can’t Hold Us’ and Passenger went up seven to no.4 with ‘Let Her Go’. Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding fell one to no.5 with ‘I Need Your Love’ and David Guetta featuring Ne-Yo and Akon went up fifteen places to no.6 with ‘Play Hard’ which gives him a seventh top ten hit from his ‘Nothing But The Beat’ album, just one short of the new record set by Calvin Harris. featuring Justin Bieber fell four to no.7 with ‘#thatPower’ and Pink featuring Nate Ruess went down one to no.8 with ‘Just Give Me A Reason’. Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E fell three to no.9 with ‘Need U (100%)’ and Disclosure featuring Eliza Doolittle went straight in at no.10 with ‘You & Me’.

Two climbers were to be found in the remainder of the top twenty. Goo Goo Dolls climbed twenty seven places to no.12 with ‘Iris’ while AlunaGeorge went up two to no.17 with ‘Attracting Flies’. 

There were two new entries, one re-entry and five climbers on this weeks chart. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz went back up one to no.22 with ‘Thrift Shop’ while The 1975 also climbed one to no.25 with ‘Chocolate’.  Chris Brown climbed three to no.27 with ‘Fine China’ and Rudimental featuring John Newman re-entered at no.30 with ‘Feel The Love’. Paramore climbed five to no.32 with ‘Still Into You’ and Carly Rae Jepsen went up two to no.33 with ‘Tonight I’m Getting Over You’.  Misha B went straight in at no.35 with ‘Here’s To Everything (Ooh La La)’ and Michael Molloy scored a posthumous hit with the help of Alex Evans on ‘Rise & Fall’.

First up this week is ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ by Dutch trance DJ and producer Armin Van Buuren. He has teamed up with Trevor Guthrie for this new single and the digital format contains five new mixes; the Extended Mix, the W&W Remix, the David Guetta Remix, the Antillas & Dankann Remix and the Guiseppe Ottaviani Remix. It features on his new album ‘Intense’ which is also released this week and features collaborations with Laura Jansen, Emma Hewitt, Bagga Bownz and Cindy Alma. He has won the DJ Magazine Top 100 poll a record five times and he has also been in demand for his production work making remixes for a variety of artists including Nadine Coyle, The Killers, Dido, Faithless and BT.  He has very rarely achieved much commercial success in the UK despite his impressive reputation and so I can’t see this making the top forty next weekend.

Second on the list this week is twenty six year old New York based artist Chris Malinchak releases his new single ‘So Good To Me’ on the Ministry Of Sound label this week.  The digital format comes with five new remixes; the Radio Edit, the Extended Mix, the Zinc Remix, the MK Remix and the S.P.Y. Remix. The track was originally released on vinyl last October and since then the accompanying music video has been viewed well over 1.7m times.  He appeared on the Annie Mac Radio 1 show back in March, producing a mini mix from his own vinyl collection and the track has featured as an ‘Essential New Tune’ on the Pete Tong show. Since then support has grown from the likes of Nick Grimshaw, Sara Cox, Toddla T, Rob Da Bank and Zane Lowe and so there is every possibility that this could become a big hit for him second time around. 

‘One In A Million’ is the new single by Derby based Drumsound & Bassline Smith featuring Fleur on the New State Music label.  The digital format comes with six new mixes; the Radio Mix, the Club Mix, the Tantrum Desire Remix, the Wideboys Club Remix, the Northern Lights Remix and Reset Safari’s ‘Lost In 97 Remix’.  They have made two top forty appearances so far, one with Utah Saints on their 2012 remix of ‘What Can You Do For Me’ and once in their own right with ‘Through The Night’ which peaked at no.34. The track features on their new album ‘Intense’ which is also released this week. However their last single ‘Daylight’ which saw them team up with Hadouken failed to chart. They are in demand for their talents as remixers and even reworked the Eastenders theme tune for the shows spinoff E20. I think that this will do well for them and give them another top forty hit on Sunday.

Gabrielle Aplin opened her account with her cover of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘The Power Of Love’ which topped the charts mainly thanks to its use in the John Lewis Christmas commercial and its performance on the X Factor by winner James Arthur. She then proved she was no one hit wonder when the follow up ‘Please Don’t Say You Love Me’ also made the top ten.  Now comes  ‘Panic Cord’ which originally featured on her second EP ‘Never Fade’ which was released in 2011 but is now taken from her debut album ‘English Rain’ which is set to hit the shops next week. The digital format contains three other tracks; ‘Dreams’, the Hucci Remix of ‘Panic Cord’ and an acoustic take on ‘Please Don’t Say You Love Me’. The video to this track has been viewed over 1m times on YouTube so there is every reason to expect this to add a third top ten hit to her tally. 

‘Shake The Room’ is the new single by Zimbabwe born singer Gamu which is released on the G Sound Records label. The digital format of the release contains three new mixes; the Deckscar Dubstep Mix, the Jimmy Douglass Mix and the Deckscar Builds A House Mix.  The track will feature on her debut album ‘A Love Like This’ which is due for release this Summer.  She originally came to prominence as one of the favourites to win X Factor in 2010 but she was controversially booted out of the competition at the judges house stage.  She was embroiled in a debate over her visa shortly afterwards but still lives with her mother and two younger brothers in the remote Scottish town of Clackmannanshire.  She does have an amazing voice so it will be interesting to see if she is remembered by the record buying public.  It would be great to see this inside the chart next weekend.

‘The Recruiting Sergeant’ is a rerecorded version of the track which featured on the The Levellers 2012 album ‘Static On The Airwaves’. The band are celebrating 25 years in the music business this year, a period which has seen them notch up fifteen top forty appearances.  They have never made the top ten but they achieved three no.12 hits (‘Hope St’, ‘This Garden’ and ‘Just The One’) while ’15 Years’ remains their biggest hit having peaked at no.11 back in 1992. This version has been released in aid of the War Child charity and the digital release also features a live version of ‘Another Mans Cause’, the Band version of ‘Barrel Of The Gun’ and a collaboration with Nick Harper on ‘Not In My Name’.  Its been eight years since they last appeared inside the top forty with ‘Make U Happy’ and I can’t see that record being improved but I’d be delighted for them to prove me wrong.  

‘Rumble And Sway’ is the new EP by Jamie N Commons which is released on the Interscope Records label. Alongside the title track the digital format also contains the songs ‘Worth Your While’, ‘Wash Me In The Water’ and ‘Have A Little Faith’.  It’s the follow up to his single ‘The Devil In Me’ which was released last year. He has just finished a series of gigs in the UK before jetting off to Europe for some concerts there during May and June.  His is then due to return to the UK for his next appearance which is due at the Secret Garden Party in Huntingdon in July. His track ‘Making Time’ featured on the album to accompany recent film ‘The Host’ while he also performed ‘Lead Me Home’ as part of ‘The Walking Dead’ soundtrack. He is tipped for big things over the coming months so it will be interesting to see just how this performs in next weeks chart. 

Hot Natured team up with vocalist Anabel Englund on their brand new single ‘Reverse Skydiving’ which is released this week on the Warner Music imprint FFRR.  They are a London based four piece who featured as The Guardian’s New Band Of The Day back in mid April. The digital format of this release contains four new mixes including the Deetron Remix, the Shadow Child Remix, the Robert James Dark Mix and the Robert James Terrace Mix. The track has managed to receive almost 250k views since it was originally posted to YouTube during February and their growing reputation was marked by their recent ability to fill the famous 4,921 capacity Brixton Academy venue in London after just three single releases. This looks set to give them a debut top forty hit next weekend and they certainly look destined for big things over the forthcoming Summer.

Finally this week are The Fall who release ‘Sir William Wray’ as a single ahead of their thirtieth studio album ‘Re-Mit’ which hits the shops next week.  Their only top ten album came with ‘The Infotainment Scan’ in 1993 which peaked at no.9 while only three singles in their thirty five year career have made the top forty. Of those their cover of R Dean Taylor’s ‘There’s A Ghost In My House’ was the biggest, peaking at no.30.  A cover of The Kinks ‘Victoria’ reached no.35 while their only original top forty single came with ‘Free Range’ in 1992 which made no.40. This latest single is an alternative take to that which features on the new album, and the same can be said of b side ‘Hittite Man’. I’d love to see Mark E Smith and his gang back in the top forty, but with the single only being released as a limited edition 7″ and a one track download it’s hard to see that happening.

Also released this week are ‘End Of The Night’ by Dido, ‘Beauty Queen’ by Foxes, ‘Haunted House EP’ by Knife Party, ‘#Beautiful’ by Mariah Carey featuring Miguel, ‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell and ‘Shameless Fashion’ by Visage.

Don’t forget to stop by next week when artists releasing new singles look set to include Demi Lovato, Joe Cocker, Lawson and StooShe.  Until then have yourself a good week.


Ian Anderson

5 May, 2013 - Posted by | ChartChat

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