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Chart Chat Edition 720 – W/C 08.09.13

Chart Chat Edition 720 – Week Commencing Sunday 8th September 2013 


Welcome to edition 720 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 weeks 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 now so that individual songs can be picked out rather than having to trawl through paragraphs of texts.

Chart Review

There were five new entries, two re-entries, eight climbers, twenty four songs going down and one non mover on this weeks chart.  It was a case of all change at the top as Ellie Goulding failed to make it four weeks in a row at the top as Katy Perry stormed in at no.1 with her brand new single ‘Roar’.  Ellie still found herself in the runners up spot though as ‘Burn’ went down one place to no.2.

Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc went down a place to no.3 with ‘Wake Me Up’ and Klangkarussell featuring Will Heard fell one to no.4 with ‘Sonnentanz (Sun Don’t Shine)’.  Lana Del Rey vs Cedric Gervais went down one to no.5 with ‘Summertime Sadness’ while Drake featuring Majid Jordan climbed back up three to no.6 with ‘Hold On We’re Going Home’. Miley Cyrus fell two places to no.7 with ‘We Can’t Stop’ and Lady Gaga went down one to no.8 with ‘Applause’.  Rizzle Kicks fell three to no.9 with ‘Lost Generation’ and the top ten was concluded by DJ Fresh vs Diplo featuring Dominique Young Unique going down two to no.10 with ‘Earthquake’.

Three new entries and two climbers were to be found in what remained of the top twenty.  You Me At Six got a new entry at no.11 with ‘Lived A Lie’ while Neon Jungle went straight in at no.12 with ‘Trouble’. OneRepublic climbed four places to no.13 with ‘Counting Star’ and London Grammar went straight in at no.17 with ‘Strong’. 

There was one new entry, two re-entries and five climbers in the lower half of this weeks chart.  Beyonce re-entered at no.23 with ‘Listen’ following its performance on X Factor and Arctic Monkeys went back up twelve to no.24 with ‘Do I Wanna Know’. Arctic Monkeys got another climber as’Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High’ climbed one to no.26 and Le Youth went up one to no.32 with ‘C O O L’. Olly Murs got a new entry at no.35 with ‘Right Place Right Time’ and Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx climbed four to no.36 with ‘Gold Digger’.  Bastille went up two to no.37 with ‘Things We Lost In The Fire’ and Starship completed the picture re-entering at no.39 with ‘Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now’.  

New Releases

Eminem – ‘Bezerk’

It’s hard to dispute that this weeks biggest new release is ‘Bezerk’ by Eminem.  It’s the first track to come from his forthcoming album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’ (which is set for release in early November) and if successful could go on to become his seventh no.1 hit in the UK. Aside from the no.1’s he has enjoyed a further sixteen top forty hits and has guested on four top ten hits by other artists including Akon’s chart topper ‘Smack That’.  He has also achieved seven no.1 albums with only his 1999 debut ‘The Slim Shady LP’ missing the top spot, peaking instead at no.12. The track samples the Beastie Boys tracks ‘The New Style’ and ‘You Gotta Fight For Your Right (To Party)’ along with Billy Squiers ‘The Stroke’ and was produced by the legendary Rick Rubin. This certainly looks set to put in a strong challenge for the top spot next weekend. 

Alex Gaudino featuring Nicole Scherzinger – ‘Missing You’

Italian DJ and producer Alex Gaudino has been away from the charts since 2011 when his Kelly Rowland collaboration ‘What A Feeling’ reached no.6.  This week sees him return with a little help from Nicole Scherzinger on his new single ‘Missing You’. The digital format features four mixes of the track; the Radio Edit, the Alex Guesta Remix, the Manufactured Superstars Remix and the Bottai Remix.  The track features on his current ‘Doctor Love’ album which has yet to yield any hits in the UK but the track ‘I Don’t Wanna Dance’ has become a minor hit in Belgium. His biggest hit remains ‘Destination Callabria’ which reached no.4 back in 2007, and he has enjoyed a total of four top twenty hits. This track treads the line between dance music and the mainstream very well and should find its way into the top forty next weekend. 

Biffy Clyro – ‘Victory Over The Sun’

One of the things I like about Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro is that each of their single releases contains three new tracks rather than simply a set of new mixes of the same song.  Their new release ‘Victory Over The Sun’ is no different and it comes with the new tracks; ‘A Lonely Crowd’, ‘Fingers And Toes’ and ‘No I’m Not Down’. They had achieved an impressive run of fifteen consecutive top forty hits, but that stalled with the release of ‘Biblical’ earlier this year which peaked at just no.70.  Their last single ‘Opposite’ performed much better, reaching no.49 and there is every indication that this could secure them a return to the top forty. Their biggest hit remains ‘Mountain’ which made no.5 though many are more familiar with ‘Many Of Horror’ which was covered by X Factor winner Matt Cardle under the name ‘When We Collide’.  

Manic Street Preachers – ‘Show Me The Wonder’

Manic Street Preachers are back this week with their new single ‘Show Me The Wonder’ which is released across two 7″ vinyl formats and a digital download.  The vinyl editions contain the new b sides ‘What Happened To The Blue Generation’ and ‘T.E. Lawrence On A Bike’ while the download features ‘Melancholyme’ and a live version of ‘Tsunami’ recorded at The O2. The single will feature on their eleventh studio album ‘Rewind The Film’ which hits the shops next week. They have enjoyed thirty three top forty hits including their two no.1 hits with ‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’ and ‘The Masses Against The Classes’. The multi format release of the single should serve to help them return to the top forty on Sunday although I don’t think it will be able to add to their tally of fifteen top ten hits. 

Example – ‘All The Wrong Places’

Example has enjoyed a total of ten top forty hits to date, and that was deemed to be enough for him to release a “best of” compilation entitled ‘Hits’ last month.  He has topped the charts with ‘Stay Awake’ and ‘Changed The Way You Kiss Me’ but his last two singles ‘Close Enemies’ and ‘Perfect Replacement’ have performed less well peaking at no.37 and no.46 respectively.  His brand new single ‘All The Wrong Places’ wasn’t included on the album and is released across two digital formats, each containing new mixes of the track.  The first features the Radio Edit, the Extended Mix, the Quintino Remix and the Jack Beats Remix while the second contains the Starkillers Remix, the Calyx & TeeBee Remix and the Steve Hill vs Technikal Remix. I think that this will see him back inside the top forty but I don’t think it will be a serious challenger for next weeks top spot. 

Flo Rida featuring Pitbull – ‘Can’t Believe It’

Flo Rida has achieved twelve top forty hits as a lead artist including three no.1s while he has also appeared on singles by David Guetta, The Saturdays, Alexandra Burke and Olly Murs.  He is looking to add to that impressive tally with the release of ‘Can’t Believe It’, the first single to come from his forthcoming album ‘Perfect 10’.  His last long player ‘Wild Ones’ was only released last year, topping the charts in Canada and reaching no.8 in the UK.  It included four top five hits including ‘Good Feeling’ which topped the charts in Austria, Germany and Ireland along with the UK. Pitbull is no stranger to appearing on other artists hits and has guested on hits by Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Enrique Iglesias and Taio Cruz. The song is sure to pick up plenty of airplay on the main commercial radio stations and could well give them both another top ten hit.

Lethal Bizzle featuring Ruby Goe – ‘Party Right’

Lethal Bizzle has teamed up with Ruby Goe for his new single ‘Party Right’. He has made the top forty on seven occasions but his biggest hit remains ‘Oi!’ which peaked at no.7 for his band More Fire Crew back in 2002. He went on to receive a MOBO award for his 2004 single ‘Pow’ while his most recent appearance on the singles chart came with his Vato Gonzales collaboration ‘Not A Saint’ which reached no.20 earlier this year. He is also an actor and made a brief appearance in the film ‘Anuvahood’ in 2011 while has more recently featured on the BBC Three show Bad Education. The digital format of this single comes with six new mixes of the track; the Radio Edit, the Extended Mix, the Glowinthedark Remix, the Friend Within Remix, the Charlie Traplin Remix and the Opal City Remix.  I think he could sneak into the lower reaches of the top forty next weekend.

Wookie featuring Eliza Doolittle – ‘The Hype’

Earlier this year Eliza Doolittle appeared on Disclosure’s top ten hit ‘You & Me’ while this time around she has teamed up with Wookie on his new single ‘The Hype’.  Wookie was best known for his 2 step work during the late 90’s and early 00’s and recently released an album entitled ‘Wookie & Exemen Reworks : The Anthology Part 1’ which collected his best remixes from around that time. More recently he has remixed tracks for a variety of artists including Jessie J, Rizzle Kicks and Justin Timberlake. Eliza meanwhile has been working on her second studio album ‘In Your Hands’ and released ‘Big When I Was Little’ as the first single from it last month.  The video has been available on the net since the end of August and with DJ’s such as 1Xtra’s DJ MistaJam heaping praise on this single it looks destined for great things. 

The Naked & Famous – ‘Hearts Like Ours’

Finally under review this week come the popular New Zealand rock band The Naked & Famous who are back with their new single ‘Hearts Like Ours’.  Their 2010 debut album ‘Passive Me, Aggressive You’ did reach no.25 in the UK and the follow up ‘In Rolling Waves’ is set for release next week.  Despite their success on the other side of the world they have yet to reach the top forty singles chart over here, with ‘Young Blood’ coming closest peaking at just no.64.  However that track along with their debut album both reached the top spot in New Zealand. The band are about to undertake an extensive tour of the US but will visit the UK in November / December for some concerts over here. The track is only being made available as a one track download so I expect that fans will await the forthcoming album release. As such I don’t expect to see this inside the top forty next Sunday afternoon. 

Also released this week are ‘Feds Watching’ by 2Chainz featuring Pharrell, ‘These Are The Songs’ by Bashy featuring Jareth, ‘Atlas’ by Coldplay, ‘Lovesick Riddim’ by Cover Drive, ‘Isis (Magic Carpet Ride)’ by Hot Natured featuring Egyptian Lover, ‘Summer In The City’ by Mikill Pane, ‘Kids’ by Mikky Ekko, ‘Losing Ground’ by Newton Faulkner, ‘Do Or Die’ by 30 Seconds To Mars and ‘2 Hearts 1 Love’ by 911.

Next Week…

It’s been a strong week for Katy Perry sales so I expect her to hold on at the top. Don’t forget to stop by next week when artists releasing new singles look set to include Birdy, Diana Vickers, Jason Derulo and Jessie J.  Until then have yourself a good week.


Ian Anderson

8 September, 2013 - Posted by | ChartChat

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