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Chart Chat Edition 722 – W/C 22.09.13

Chart Chat Edition 722- Week Commencing Sunday 22nd September 2013 


Welcome to edition 722 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 seven new entries, three re-entries, three climbers, twenty six songs going down and one non mover on this weeks chart. There was a change at the top as Jason Derulo went straight in at no.1 with ‘Talk Dirty’ which meant that last weeks chart topper ‘Roar’ by Katy Perry fell one place to no.2. 

Jessie J went straight in at no.3 with ‘It’s My Party’ while OneRepublic fell two places to no.4 with ‘Counting Stars’. Avicii got a new entry at no.5 with ‘You Make Me’ while he also occupied the no.6 spot with ‘Wake Me Up’ which went down two places. Drake featuring Majid Jordan fell two places to no.7 with ‘Hold On We’re Going Home’ and Ellie Goulding went down five to no.8 with her former no.1 hit ‘Burn’. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert got a non mover at no.9 with ‘Same Love’ while Klangkarussell featuring Will Heard fell four places to no.10 with ‘Sonnentanz (Sun Don’t Shine)’. 

One new entry, one re-entry and one climber was to be found in what remained of the top twenty. Christina Perri re-entered at no.11 with ‘A Thousand Years’ while Ben Pearce climbed up twelve places to no.13 with ‘What I Might Do’.  The new entry came at no.16 and went to Birdy with ‘Wings’.

There were three new entries, two re-entries and two climbers in the lower half of the chart. Katy Perry featuring Juicy J went straight in at no.21 with ‘Dark Horse’ and The Wanted re-entered at no.23 with ‘We Own The Night’. Chris Brown featuring Nicki Minaj climbed two to no.32 with ‘Love More’ and Linkin Park vs Steve Aoki got a new entry at no.34 with ‘A Light That Never Comes’. Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams went back up two places to no.36 with ‘Get Lucky’ and The Chvrches went straight in at no.38 with ‘The Mother We Share’.  Finally Jason Derulo re-entered at no.39 with ‘The Other Side’. 

New Releases

Bondax – ‘Giving It All’

First up this week are Electronic music duo Bondax who release their new single ‘Giving It All’ this week on the Relentless Records label.  They came up through BBC Introducing Lancashire but quickly came to the attention of Radio 1’s Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw.  They released their first single ‘Enter / You’re So’ last year, and this marks their fourth single release. Last week saw them play at Ibiza Rocks while this week they are back on UK soil for an eleven date headlining tour.  The track was first uploaded to YouTube (though without an official video) back in June and it has been viewed 48k times. The duo have also formed their own record label entitled Just Us whose first release was a track by fellow producer Karma Kid. Unfortunately I’m not sure that this will do quite enough to give them a debut top forty hit.

Capital Cities – ‘Safe & Sound’

‘Safe & Sound’ is the new single by American Indie Rock duo Capital Cities.  The track was originally released in the US back in 2011 but didn’t start to receive widespread airplay until earlier this year.  It topped the charts in Germany following its use in a Vodafone commercial and it also went on to make the top ten in the US, Austria, Canada, Italy and Switzerland.  The track features on the bands debut album ‘In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery’ which was released earlier this Summer, peaking at no.2 in Austria and no.66 in the US. This week the single receives a release in the UK and it will be hoping to repeat its worldwide success. The band are currently on tour in the UK and last week saw them play a one off gig at XOYO in London.  It’s chart placing ultimately depends on what airplay can be generated but I think this could be a big single in the coming months.

HAIM – ‘The Wire’

HAIM were always this years band to watch, particularly following their win in the BBC Sound Of 2013 poll. Previous winners of that poll have included success stories such as Jessie J, 50 Cent, Ellie Goulding and Adele while others such as The Bravery, Michael Kiwanuka and Little Boots have not scaled the same heights.  Their track ‘Forever’ peaked at no.75, and since then they have notched up two top forty hits; ‘Don’t Save Me’ (#32) and ‘Falling’ (#30).  However their fourth single ‘The Wire’ is released as a single track download on the same week as their debut album ‘Days Are Gone’.  This means that fans are likely to purchase the album as a whole rather than this as a standalone track. The video has been viewed almost 900k times since appearing on the bands Vevo channel so it will at least serve as a good promotional tool for the album. 

Jenn Bostic – ‘Missin’ A Man’

American country music singer / songwriter Jenn Bostic releases her new single ‘Missin’ A Man’ on her own label this week. The track featured on her debut album ‘Jealous’ which was released last year but it now gets a full release in its own right.  The album saw her work with Barrett Yeretsian whose credits most famously includes Christina Perri’s hit ‘Jar Of Hearts’. Her debut single ‘Jealous Of The Angels’ was released in December last year and went on to top the UK singer / songwriter chart while also receiving over 1m views on YouTube. Terry Wogan championed the song and it even found its way onto the Radio 1 playlist. The digital format of this contains two other tracks; ‘Superstar’ and the orchestral version of ‘Not Yet’. Considering the fact that her debut single didn’t chart, I suspect that this will end up facing the same fate.

Moya – ‘Come And Get It’

Not to be confused with former Clannad singer Moya Brennan, this Moya is an up and coming soul singer / songwriter who releases her brand new single ‘Come And Get It’ on the Four To One label this week.  It is the lead track from her forthcoming five track EP which is currently scheduled for release later in the year. She has been dubbed by some as the female Bruno Mars, but whether she can live up to such billing remains to be seen.  She certainly has an amazing voice and has been chosen to support both Mick Hucknall and Rod Stewart. The accompanying music video to this track was directed by Gary Dumbill and has already been viewed over 350k times since its upload at the end of July. She is certainly destined for big things though she may have to wait a little longer for her first appearance inside the mainstream top forty. 

Jonas Brothers – ‘First Time’

Former Disney Channel favourites Jonas Brothers are about to release their fifth studio album ‘V’.  It’s the follow up to ‘Lines, Vines & Trying Times’ which peaked at no.9 in 2009 thus equalling the peak achieved by their 2007 self titled album. They have only had three top forty hits in the UK, with their 2007 single ‘SOS’ remaining their biggest having peaked at no.13. The track was penned by all three brothers and is aiming to give them their first top forty appearance since ‘Burnin’ Up’ in 2008.  The video has been viewed over 2.3m times worldwide since originally being uploaded in July this year. They remain much bigger in the US where they have seven top forty hits to their name including two which have made the top ten. I think that this will see them back inside the top forty but I think a top ten hit in the UK will continue to elude them. 

Sub Focus featuring Kele – ‘Turn It Around’

Next up is Nick Douwma, the English electronic producer who is better known by his stage name of Sub Focus.  This week sees the release of his new single ‘Turn It Around’ which features the vocals of Bloc Party.  It’s the follow up to his Alex Clare collaboration ‘Endorphins’ which has been his biggest hit to date and the only one so far to reach the top ten.  He has worked on remixes for a variety of other artists including The Prodigy, Empire Of The Sun, Dizzee Rascal and Basement Jaxx. This latest single is aiming to be the fourth top forty hit from his album ‘Torus’ which is set for release next week. It has been ten years since his first single ‘Down The Drain / Hot Line’ but it took six years for his first top forty break with ‘Rock It / Follow The Light’ which peaked at no.38 in 2009. I think this will find its way into the top forty next weekend, and it could do really well for him. 

The Christians – ‘Inner City Blues 13’

It was 1987 when Liverpool band The Christians burst onto the music scene with their debut album yielding five top forty hits. Their biggest hit came a year later when their cover of Isley Brothers ‘Harvest For The World’ peaked at no.8, but after a Greatest Hits compilation in 1993 they faded away and broke up.  Founding member Roger Christian died of brain tumour in 1998 but they returned to perform together in 1999.  A new album ‘Prodigal Son’ was released in 2003 before Henry Priestman decided he didn’t want to tour, thus leaving the band in 2005. A new line up was formed for the 2009 album ‘Soul From Liverpool’ and an accompanying tour. Last year saw them release ‘Speed Of Life’ and now this week sees their new single ‘Inner City Blues’ available on download. It was written by Marvin Gaye and Garry Christian’s soulful voice really does it justice on what is a great version.

Panic! At The Disco – ‘This Is Gospel’

Finally under review this week comes Panic! At The Disco who return with their new single ‘This Is Gospel’.  It’s the first track to be taken from their forthcoming album ‘Too Weird To Love, Too Rare To Die’ which is released in two weeks time. They have four top forty hits to their name, but have not graced the singles chart since 2008 when ‘Nine In The Afternoon’ became their biggest hit to date peaking at no.13. Although their other three hits all came from their 2005 debut ‘A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out’ it was their 2008 album ‘Pretty. Odd’ which really made them, peaking at no.2. Their last single ‘Miss Jackson’ (which also features on the new album) only reached no.61 and I suspect that this may also drop short of the top forty, but I don’t think that will effect the showing of the album which is surely destined to make the top ten. 

Also released this week are ‘Echelon (It’s My Way)’ by Angel Haze, ‘Love Hurt Bleed’ by Gary Numan, ‘Junco Partner’ by Hugh Laurie, ‘The Electric Love (EP)’ by Keywest and ‘Not Taking This No More’ by Nervo & Ivan Gough featuring Beverley Knight.

Next Week…

Don’t forget to stop by next week when artists releasing new singles look set to include Azealia Banks featuring Pharrell, Demi Lovato, Dizzee Rascal featuring and Lucy Spraggan.  Until then have yourself a good week.


Ian Anderson

22 September, 2013 - Posted by | ChartChat

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