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Chart Chat Edition 708 – W/C 16.06.13

Chart Chat Edition 708 – Week Commencing Sunday 16th June 2013 


Welcome to edition 708 of Chart Chat, the music review site which has been running for over thirteen years.  You can find us on Twitter as @ChartChatUK so feel free to follow us and pass comment on the weeks new releases yourselves.  As always we will take a look at the current top forty followed by some reviews of the week’s new releases.  There is a new edition published weekly so if you are new here then I hope you will choose to revisit.  In response to some readers comments there is a slightly clearer layout this week so that individual songs can be picked out rather than having to trawl through paragraphs of texts.

Chart Review

There was two new entries, six re-entries, nine climbers, eighteen going down and three non movers on this week’s chart (to no.3).  There was no change in the top two as Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams & T.I. posted another week of strong sales to see ‘Blurred Lines’ hold on at the top for a third week.  Their success meant another week at no.2 for the former no.1 ‘La La La’ by Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith.

Passenger climbed back up one to no.3 with ‘Let Her Go’ while Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams fell one to no.4 with ‘Get Lucky’. Olly Murs got a non mover at no.5 with ‘Dear Darlin” and Jessie J featuring Big Sean & Dizzee Rascal climbed back up two to no.6 with ‘Wild’. Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran got a new entry at no.7 with ‘Everything Has Changed’ which has become her sixth top forty hit from her current ‘Red’ album and Leah McFall climbed eight places to no.8 with her cover of ‘I Will Survive’. Wiley featuring Angel & Tinchy Stryder got a new entry at no.9 with ‘Lights On’ while the top ten was concluded by Fuse ODG who fell three to no.10 with ‘Antenna’.

A final re-entry and a climber were to be found in what remained of the top twenty.  The climber came at no.13 and went to Bruno Mars who went up two with ‘Treasure’. Meanwhile Psy re-entered at no.17 with ‘Gentleman’ following his performance of the track on the Britains Got Talent final.

There were no new entries, five re-entries and five climbers in the lower half of the chart.  Mariah Carey featuring Miguel climbed one to no.23 with ‘Beautiful’ while The Lumineers went back up five places to no.24 with ‘Ho Hey’. Jason Mraz re-entered at no. 27 with ‘I’m Yours’ and Bruno Mars climbed three to no.29 with ‘When I Was Your Man’. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz went back up three to no.32 with ‘Thrift Shop’ and Nelly climbed two to no.34 with ‘Hey Porsche’. DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince re-entered at no.36 with ‘Summertime’ and Christina Perri also re-entered once more at no.38 with ‘A Thousand Years’. Justin Timberlake was the next re-entry at no.39 with ‘Mirrors’ while the top forty was concluded by Pras Michel featuring ODB & Maya re-entering at no.40 with ‘Ghetto Superstar’.

Cahill & Kimberley Locke – ‘Feel The Love’

Cahill return this week with a little help from Kimberley Locke. The digital format of the single comes with eight new mixes; the Radio Edit, the Club Mix, the eSQUIRE & Anton Powers Radio Edit, the eSQUIRE & Anton Powers Remix, the Grum Radio Edit, the Grum Remix, the TS7 Remix and the Benjamin Leung & Fiasko Remix. It follows two weeks after another series of remixes was released including the Hi Def Radio Edit, the Hi Def Remix, the Toy Armada & DJ Grind Radio Edit, the Toy Armada & DJ Grind Remix and the Tommy Mc Remix. They first charted with ‘Trippin’ On You’ back in 2008 which featured Nikki Belle and peaked at no.25.  Since then they have been in demand for their remixing skills having worked with a variety artist including Cheryl Cole, JLS, Lady Gaga, Nicole Scherzinger and Robbie Williams. This will certainly be a club hit but not sure it can cross into the mainstream.

Dizzee Rascal featuring Robbie Williams – ‘Goin’ Crazy’

Rapper Dizzee Rascal is back this week with a little help from the legendary Robbie Williams on his new single ‘Goin’ Crazy’. As a solo artist Dizzee has notched up sixteen top forty hits including most recently ‘Bassline Junkie’ which made no.10.  Although he first charted in 2003 it was really in 2008 that his career took off.  Since then he has notched up four no.1 hits as a solo artist with a further chart topping appearance notched up as part of Shout For England. This single will feature on his forthcoming fifth album ‘The Fifth’ which is scheduled for release later in the year. Robbie of course needs no introduction and this will mark his first chart appearance since ‘Candy’ which became his seventh solo no.1 hit. With both on the same song this is bound to be a big hit although I’m not sure it will be able to add another no.1 to their already impressive tally.

Jason Derulo – ‘The Other Side’

American r’n’b star Jason Derulo is aiming for an eighth UK hit with his new single ‘The Other Side’ which is released on the Warner Brothers label. It will feature on his third studio album which is due for release later this year. He has enjoyed a good return from his first seven hits with both ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home’ and ‘In My Head’ topping the chart.  This track was released in the US earlier this year, reaching no.30 while it has performed well around the world including Australia where it reached no.4. It comes accompanied by a video directed by Colin Tilley who has also worked with Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Katy B, JLS and Diddy Dirty Money amongst many others. It has been a massive hit since it was uploaded with it now having passed 6m views. This looks destined to make the top ten for him but I don’t see it being a serious contender for the top spot.

London Grammar – ‘Wasting My Young Years’

Up and coming band London Grammar follow up their critically acclaimed ‘Metal & Dust’ EP with their new single ‘Wasting My Young Years’.  The digital format of the single comes with four new remixes; the Star Slinger Remix, the Kids Of The Apocalypse Remix, the KDA Remix and the Henrik Schwarz Remix. Although the band consists of three members, a lot of the focus and attention has been on singer Hannah Reid who has seen comparisons with the likes of Jessie Ware and Florence Welch. The band have a series of festival appearances lined up over the Summer (including Melt!, Longitude, Ibiza Rocks and Bestival) before kicking off their own headlining tour during October. The video to the track was uploaded to YouTube last months and has been viewed over 230k times.  On the evidence of this track they could well find themselves notching up a debut top forty hit next weekend.

Parachute Youth – ‘Can’t Get Better Than This’

Fresh from playing Club NME night at London’s Koko last week come the Australian electronic duo Parachute Youth with their new single ‘Can’t Get Better Than This’. It’s released on the Sweat It Out label and is the follow up to their last outing ‘Count To Ten’.  The digital format of the single features five brand new mixes of the track; the UK Radio Edit, the Hostage Remix, the Sigma Remix, the Finnebasen Remix and the Bodhi Remix. It was released elsewhere in Europe last year, peaking at no.2 in Belgium and no.6 in Luxembourg. It was produced by Sam La More who has previously worked with both Gwen Stefani and Nelly Furtado. The accompanying music video has been viewed over 4.5m times on YouTube and it has been receiving airplay on Radio 1 shows by Annie Mac and Pete Tong. However it really needs to pick up more daytime airplay if it is to become a mainstream hit.

Tom Odell – ‘Another Love’

Next up is the much hyped Tom Odell who releases his brand new single ‘Another Love’ this week. The track was first released last year when it was the lead track on his debut EP ‘Songs From Another Love’. The digital format of the single also contains the tracks ‘See If I Care’, ‘Elizabeth’ and a version of ‘Hold Me’ recorded at the Burberry Fashion Show. The track has already performed well for him around Europe as it topped the charts in Belgium and also made the top ten in the Netherlands.  He won the BBC Critics Choice Award at the 2013 Brit Awards and so all eyes will be on his ‘Long Way Down’ album which hits the shops next week.  To date he has yet to reach the top forty with his second single ‘Hold Me’ coming closest, peaking at a respectable no.44. While I can forsee his album making the top ten I’m not sure this single will open his top forty account.

Ruth Lorenzo – ‘The Night’

Despite displaying huge promise while finishing fifth in the 2008 series of the X Factor Ruth Lorenzo has never actually gone on to notch up a hit single. She did manage to score a top twenty hit in Spain with ‘Burn’ in 2011 and this year finally sees the release of her debut album ‘The Raspberry Pattern’. She had initially signed to the Virgin / EMI label but eventually parted ways citing creative differences and instead will now release new single ‘The Night’ on the H&I label.  The digital format of the release contains three new mixes; the Almighty Club Mix Radio Edit, the Almighty Club Mix and the La Noche Remix. She has recently been playing live as part of the Celebrities On Ice tour and continues to notch up column inches in the tabloid press.  She certainly still has a fantastic voice and it would be great to see this land in the top forty next weekend.

John Legend featuring Rick Ross – ‘Who Do We Think We Are’

John Legend teams up with rap legend Rick Ross for his new single ‘Who Do We Think We Are’.  He has only achieved three top forty hits in the UK but ‘Ordinary People’ has charted on three separate occasions (2004, 2012 and 2013) and is his biggest single to date. Rick has enjoyed significantly more success on the other side of the Atlantic and is possibly more famous for featuring on other peoples songs having appeared on tracks by a variety of artists including Mariah Carey, Lil Wayne, Keri Hilson, Estelle, Mary J Blige and Nicki Minaj. This track will feature on his fourth studio album ‘Love Is The Future’ and has made the top forty on the US r’n’b chart.  The constant performances of his track on The Voice may have regenerated some interest in his material but I remain to be convinced that this will see him back inside the top forty.

Nervo – ‘Hold On’

Nervo round off this week’s reviews with their brand new single ‘Hold On’.  They are an Australian duo consisting of twins Miriam and Olivia Nervo who are perhaps best known for co-writing David Guetta & Kelly Rowlands massive hit ‘When Love Takes Over’. They have also remixed tracks for various artists including the likes of Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry and Cobra Starship. To date their only top forty hit in the UK came with their recent appearance on the Nicky Romero single ‘Like Home’ which peaked at no.33. The digital format of the single comes with five new mixes of the track; the Extended Mix, the Fred Falke Remix, the R3hab & Silvio Ecomo Remix, the Vicetone Extended Edit and the Dimension Remix. It’s a pretty good track and it could well see them go on to make their first appearance on the UK chart in their own right.

Also released this week are ‘Defriended’ by Beck, ‘Killing Me Softly’ by Leah McFall, ‘Picking Up The Pieces’ by Mike Ward and ‘Migraine’ by Twenty One Pilots.

Next week…

Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams & T.I. are still selling strongly but will be pushed all the way by Jason Derulo with Dizzee and Robbie possibly having an outside chance. Don’t forget to stop by next week when artists releasing new singles look set to include Biffy Clyro, Editors, Kelly Clarkson and The Lumineers.   Until then have yourself a good week.

Ian Anderson

16 June, 2013 - Posted by | ChartChat

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