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Chart Chat Edition 729 – W/C 10.11.13

Chart Chat Edition 729 – Week Commencing Sunday 10th November 2013 


Welcome to edition 729 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.  

Chart Review

There were seven new entries, three re-entries, one climbers, twenty seven songs going down and no non movers on this weeks chart (to no.3).   Storm Queen went straight in at the top with the MK Remix of ‘Look Right Through’ which meant that Eminem featuring Rihanna fell one to no.2 with ‘The Monster’.  The rapper shouldn’t be too disheartened as he has two other songs inside the top forty and his new long player ‘The Marshall Mathers LP2’ has taken the top spot in the album chart. 

Little Mix went straight in at no.3 with ‘Move’ and Lorde fell two to no.4 with ‘Royals’. One Direction fell a place to no.5 with ‘Story Of My Life’ while OneRepublic went down one to no.6 with ‘Counting Stars’. Britney Spears got a new entry at no.7 with ‘Work Bitch’ while Tinie Tempah featuring John Martin went down two to no.8 with ‘Children Of The Sun’. Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr fell six to no.9 with ‘Eat Sleep Rave Repeat’ and James Arthur went down one to no.10 with ‘You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You’.

Two new entries and one climber were to be found in what remained of the top twenty.  Ed Sheeran went straight in at no.13 with ‘I See Fire’ and Katy B got a new entry at no.14 with ‘5am’.  Rizzle Kicks notched up the only climber as ‘Skip To The Good Bit’ went up a place to no.20. 

There were three new entries and three re-entries in the lower half of the chart. Taylor Swift featuring Gary Lightbody got a new entry at no.25 with ‘The Last Time’ while Eminem re-entered at no.30 with ‘Bezerk’. Justin Bieber went straight in at no.31 with ‘Bad Day’ while Eminem got another re-entry at no.34 with ‘Survival’. Jessie J re-entered at no.36 with ‘Sexy Lady’ and the final new entry came at no.39 and went to AWOLNATION who finally enter the chart after eleven weeks outside the top forty with ‘Sail’.

New Releases

Classified featuring Olly Murs – ‘Inner Ninja’

Canadian rapper and producer Classified releases his new single ‘Inner Ninja’ this week and it features a guest appearance from British singer Olly Murs. The original version was released last year and featured vocals from fellow Canadian artist David Myles but it is Olly who has been chosen for the remix.  The track is the highest charting single in his career which dates back to 1995 when he released his first long player ‘Time’s Up Kid’.  He didn’t make the top forty in his homeland until his single ‘Oh Canada’ in 2009 but ‘Inner Ninja’ became his first top ten success, peaking at no.5. The original track received 1.6m views of its video but the Olly Murs version is off to a good start with just over 150k views at the time of writing.  His appearance on this track is bound to create additional interest in the song and push it into the top forty on Sunday afternoon.

Ellie Goulding – ‘How Long Will I Love You’

Next up this week is Ellie Goulding who really hit the big time in 2013 with her last single ‘Burn’ which was her eighth top forty hit to date but her first no.1. She also guested on Calvin Harris’s top five hit ‘I Need Your Love’ which made no.4 earlier this year. Now she follows that up with the track ‘How Long Will I Love You’ which has also been chosen as this years official Children In Need single. The track also featured on the soundtrack to the recent Richard Curtis film ‘About Time’ and the video has achieved over 3.5m views since it was uploaded to YouTube in September. The track features on her ‘Halcyon Days’ album which was an update to her earlier album ‘Halcyon’.  I think this will do well for her and is bound to get plenty of airplay thanks to its charity connection. My gut feeling is that this should land somewhere inside the top ten for her. 

Kamaliya – ‘Love Me Like’

Ukrainian singer and model Kamaliya releases her new album ‘Club Opera’ next week and from it comes her brand new single ‘Love Like Me’. The album includes two duets with Jose Carreras and was produced by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen who worked on Nena’s global hit ’99 Balloons’ in 1984. The digital format contains six new mixes of the track; the Cahill Club Edit, the Eric Kupper Radio Mix, the Michael Gray Radio Edit, the Qblock Radio Mix, the Mike Delinquent Radio Mix and Andi Durrant Remix. The accompanying music video to this track was uploaded to YouTube at the end of September and has been viewed over 6.8m times since. Her 2011 single ‘Crazy In My Heart’ topped the dance charts while her 2013 track ‘I’m Alive’ saw her in the charts across Europe.  She hasn’t enjoyed as much success in the UK as she might have expected so she will be keen for this to make the top forty.

Laura White – ‘What My Mother Taught Me’

Twenty six year old singer / songwriter Laura White is another artist who first came to the publics attention via X Factor when she finished seventh in the fifth series. She was controversially voted off by Louis Walsh, and her departure created a media storm at the time. As a songwriter she has penned songs for Eliza Doolittle, Cher Lloyd and Leona Lewis while as an artist she enjoyed a chart hit in 2009 with her debut single ‘You Should Have Known’ which made no.32 but her 2012 single ‘Cathedral’ missed out. Her new EP ‘What My Mother Taught Me’ is released on her own label contains four new tracks; ‘Come On Josephine’, ‘Jimi Hendrix’, ‘Rush Hour’ and ‘To Be Loved’.  It is expected that a full length album will follow in due course although this may not now surface until 2014. I don’t think this will give her a second top forty success, but I am prepared to be proved wrong.

Lily Allen – ‘Somewhere Only We Know’

In the same way that music to the Levi jeans ads in the mid 1980’s always used to chart, the John Lewis Christmas campaign has also started to yield a string of hits.  While Slow Moving Millie could only get her cover of ‘Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want’ to no.31 last years cover of ‘The Power Of Love’ went all the way to the top of charts, helped a little along the way by X Factor winner James Arthur performing his taken on the Frankie Goes To Hollywood classic.  This year it is the turn of Lily Allen and her cover of the Keane single ‘Somewhere Only We Know’. The track was the groups biggest hit, making no.3 in the UK and the top 50 in the US.  It has also been covered by the cast of Glee, but surely it will be this version which charts the highest.  I expect to see this inside the top ten next weekend but it could steadily climb over the Christmas period.

Martin Garrix – ‘Animals’

Also part of the new release schedule this week is Martin Garrix is a Dutch DJ / producer who has enjoyed considerable success around Europe with his ‘Animals’ single. It topped the charts in Belgium and has made the top five in France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. It gained considerable publicity prior to its release when it was available as a white label with no clue given as to who the artist actually was. The track is already available on a number of different compilation albums but this week sees it get a UK release as a single. He has been in demand for his remixing skills and has worked with a number of artists including Christina Aguilera, Sidney Samson, Bassjackers and Jay Hardway.  It can be hard for dance singles to make the transition to becoming mainstream hits but I think this has what it take to storm to the top of the charts. 

Monsieur Adi featuring A*M*E – ‘Whats Going On’

French electronic producer Monsieur Adi is next up and he teams up with A*M*E on his new single ‘What’s Going On’, his first release since his ‘Fire Fire Fire’ EP. The track samples the Soul II Soul classic ‘Back To Life’ which originally topped the charts in 1989. A*M*E was originally discovered and signed by Gary Barlow to his Future Records label but moved to Epic Records when Barlow closed the label.  She was nominated in this years BBC Sound Of 2013 poll and featured on Duke Dumont’s recent no.1 hit ‘Need U (100%)’. The digital format comes with four new mixes of the main track; the Radio Edit, the Club Mix, the Max Sanna & Steve Pitron Remix and The Knocks Remix. Both Friction and Breach will be aiming for chart glory crossing over from the dance chart and it’s my guess that not all three acts can achieve mainstream success in this weeks top forty.

Poppy Girls – ‘The Call (No Need To Say Goodbye)

Making their debut this week are the Poppy Girls are five girls who won an X Factor style competition hosted by the Royal British Legion which had over 1,000 entrants.  The oldest member of the band is 17 year old Charlotte Mellor while the youngest Megan Adams is just 10. Their single was penned by singer Regina Spektor and is released as a download this week with ‘Always And Forever’ featuring as a bonus track. The single is part of the annual Rememberance Sunday campaign which aims to raise £80m for the military and the girls performed the track at the Festival Of Rememberance at the Royal Albert Hall last weekend. This is the kind of track which could become a sizeable hit if the publicity really takes hold but sadly it could easily get ignored.  It is for a worthy cause and I for one hope that it does do well for them in next Sunday’s chart. 

Robbie Williams – ‘Go Gentle’

The music press are about to go into overdrive with the prospect of a Gary Barlow v Robbie Williams battle in the charts. Gary has a new album ‘Since I Saw You Last’ ready to be released on the 25th of this month with Robbie releasing his imaginitively entitled ‘Swings Both Ways’ album a week earlier.  Gary also has his single ‘Let Me Go’ coming shortly but Robbie is getting in first with ‘Go Gentle’. He has notched up seven no.1 hits as a solo artist with his most recent coming last year with ‘Candy’. The new album contains a mixture of covers and original material and sees him team up with Kelly Clarkson, Michael Buble, Rufus Wainwright and Lily Allen. Despite the fact he no longer has the backing of Radio 1 he still stands a good chance of this being a high new entry next weekend though I don’t think it will go on to become his eighth chart topper. 

Also released this week are ‘Best Be Believing’ by Aluna George, ‘Swapping Spit’ by Big Deal, ‘All Bad’ by Justin Bieber, ‘The Art Of Letting Go’ by Mariah Carey, ‘Roots EP’ by Orla Gartland, ‘Elfstedentocht Parts 1 & 2’ by Public Service Broadcasting, ‘Clothes Off’ by Radio Killer, Francesco Diaz & Young Rebels and ‘Rollercoaster’ by Skream. 

Next Week…

My money is on Martin Garrix to enter at the top of the chart next Sunday with his dance anthem ‘Animals’. Don’t forget to stop by next week when artists set to release new singles include Boyzone, Gary Barlow, JLS and Texas.  Until then have yourself a good week.


Ian Anderson

10 November, 2013 - Posted by | ChartChat

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