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Chart Chat Edition 749 – W/C 30.03.14

Chart Chat Edition 749 – Week Commencing Sunday 30th March 2014 


Welcome to edition 749 of Chart Chat, the music review site which has been running for over fourteen 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 six new entries, one re-entry, eight climbers, twenty three songs going down and two non movers on this weeks chart. It was all change at the top as 5 Seconds Of Summer became the first Australian band in over a decade to top the charts with ‘She Looks So Perfect’ and that meant Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones fell one place to no.2 with ‘I Got You’.

Faul & Wad Ad vs Pnau went straight in at no.3 with ‘Changes’ while Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne fell two places to no.4 with ‘My Love’. John Legend went down two to no.5 with ‘All Of Me’ and Pharrell Williams also fell two to no.6 with ‘Happy’. Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway went straight in at no.7 with ‘Wizard’ and Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne fell one to no.8 with ‘Rather Be’. Katy Perry featuring Juicy J went down one to no.9 with ‘Dark Horse’ and DVBBS & Borgeous featuring Tinie Tempah rounded off the top ten falling five to no.10 with ‘Tsunami (Jump)’.

A further one new entry and three climbers were to be found in what remained of the top twenty.  Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne went straight in at no.15 with ‘Loyal’ and Christina Perri climbed back up one to no.16 with ‘Human’. OneRepublic climbed three to no.19 with ‘Counting Stars’ and Coldplay went back up three to no.20 with ‘Magic’.

There were two new entries, one re-entry and five climbers in the lower half of the chart. Tujamo, Plastic Funk & Sneakbo went straight in at no.21 with ‘Dr Who’ and Gorgon City featuring MNEK climbed two to no.24 with ‘Ready For Your Love’. Idina Menzel went up three to no.27 with ‘Let It Go’ and Beyonce featuring Jay-Z climbed two to no.32 with ‘Drunk In Love’. Haim got a new entry at no.33 with ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’ and Ellie Goulding went back up four to no.34 with ‘How Long Will I Love You’. Jason Derulo climbed three to no.37 with ‘Trumpets’ and Shakira featuring Rihanna re-entered at no.39 with ‘Can’t Remember To Forget You’.

New Releases

Aloe Blacc – ‘The Man’

Aloe Blacc (or Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III which is his real name) returns this week with his new single ‘The Man’.  It has already become his biggest hit to date in the US where it has reached no.13 and featured in a successful advertising campaign for Beats By Dre headphones. His last album ‘Good Things’ reached the top ten, saw him nominated for two Brit awards and it spawned the massive hit ‘I Need A Dollar’.  Last year he wrote and sung on Avicii’s no.1 single ‘Wake Me Up’ and an acoustic version of that track is to be found on his new album ‘Lift My Spirit’ which is released next week. An audio version of ‘The Man’ was first uploaded last November and since then it has received over 2.75m views.  I expect this to match the success that it has achieved across the Atlantic and it could well go all the way to the top of the charts next weekend.

Dave Aude featuring Andy Bell – ‘Aftermath (Here We Go)’

Grammy nominated DJ and producer Dave Aude has enlisted a little help from Erasure singer Andy Bell on his new single ‘Aftermath (Here We Go)’.  As a remixer this year alone he has already worked with a variety of artists including Enrique Iglesias, Britney Spears, Beyonce and Lea Michele while as a producer he has previously worked with U2, One Direction, Madonna, Sting and Lady Gaga. In 2009 he was the music director for the Pussycat Dolls world tour while a year later he received a Grammy nomination for his remix of Dean Coleman’s ‘I Want You’. The digital format includes the full six minute version of the track alongside an edited version and a three minute radio version.  Despite his high profile behind the mixing desk he is yet to enjoy a UK hit single and sadly I don’t think that this track will do anything to change that statistic.

Gotsome featuring the Getalong Gang – ‘Bassline’

Bristolian duo Gotsome have been touring the UK during March and have three dates left in Norwich, Liverpool and Dublin.  They have teamed up with the Getalong Gang for their new single ‘Bassline’ which is released this week. The single is released as a single track download alongside an EP of remixes where new mixes include the Friend Within Remix, the Chocolate Puma Remix and the Kenny Dope O’Gutta Remix. It has previously been available on various compilation albums including Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat by Ministry Of Sound. The official music video was uploaded at the start of February and received over 400k views during its first six weeks. The track has managed to make the transition from underground favourite to dancefloor anthem and so there is every chance that it could well crossover onto the mainstream charts.

John Martin – ‘Anywhere For You’

Swedish singer songwriter John Martin has already appeared four times inside the UK top ten.  He charted twice with Swedish House Mafia, once with Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash and then once with Tinie Tempah.  Now he is branching out on his own and releases his solo single ‘Anywhere For You’ this week.  The track has already charted in Belgium and his native Sweden and will surely replicate that success in the UK.  The video to the track was uploaded in the middle of February to his Vevo account and received over 650k views during its first month.  Fans wishing to catch more of his material can get a free download from the Stockholm Acoustic Sessions by visiting his Facebook page.  He has a growing fanbase and this looks set to widen his appeal still further.  This looks set to be a new entry on the top forty next Sunday afternoon.

Nerina Pallot – ‘When The Morning Stars Sang Together’

As we have mentioned before in this blog, 2014 is the year of the EP for Nerina Pallot as she is planning to release one per month. January saw ‘The Hold Tight’ and then ‘We Should Break Up’ followed in February with ‘When The Morning Stars Sang Together’ now taking centre centre in March.  The EP features five tracks; ‘That’s Really Something’, ‘Ain’t Got Anything Left’, ‘No Harm Done’, ‘Nervous’ and ‘Sorriest MF In Town’.  The EP’s haven’t charted particularly well in the UK and her major success in the UK remains her ‘Fires’ album which was responsible for her two top forty hit singles ‘Sophia’ and ‘Everybodys Gone To War’. Her last long player was ‘Year Of The Wolf’ which peaked at no.31 in 2011.  Based on the success of its predecessors this EP is unlikely to see her back inside the top forty but her fans will be delighted to see so much new material this year.

Paolo Nutini – ‘Scream (Funk My Life)’

Next up is Scottish singer songwriter Paolo Nutini who has notched up six top forty hits to date and is aiming for a seventh with the release of his brand new single ‘Scream (Funk My Life)’ this week.  It is set to feature on his new long player ‘Caustic Love’ which follows up his chart topping album ‘Sunny Side Up’ and is set for release on the 14th April. He has recently released tickets for his seven date tour of the UK during May and June which concludes at the Roundhouse in Camden.  To date his biggest hit remains his debut ‘Last Request’ which remains his only top ten hit, peaking at no.5.  The video to this track was first uploaded to his Vevo account on 10th March and received over 30k views per day in the days which followed.  I think this will do well for him but may miss out on the top ten with many fans choosing to wait for the album release.

Peter Aristone featuring Melanie C – ‘Cool As You’

Melanie C recently guested on Matt Cardle’s hit ‘Loving You’ and now she appears on Peter Aristone’s new single ‘Cool As You’. She recently appeared on stage with him at his gig in London to sing her vocals in person. Fans who pre-order the digital format of the single can pick up all four versions for just 89p.  The different mixes featured includes the Radio Edit, the CMP Version and Thebiggabeats Version.  It follows up his previous single ‘Sunlight’ which was released with a series of remixes last July.  He has recently spent his time working on his debut album in studios in both London and Prague.  Along with Melanie C he has also been able to secure Manic Street Preachers frontman James Dean Bradfield to sing backing vocals on his track ‘Crash And Burn’. Despite such celebrity friends I’m still not certain this this will become a hit next weekend.

Russell Watson, NSO, Thea Shead & The Welsh Guards Choir – ‘The Homeground Anthem’

Russell Watson has had far more success on the album charts than he has on the singles chart.  He has thirteen top twenty albums but just three top forty singles to his name. He will be aiming to make that four with his new single ‘The Homeground Anthem’ which sees him team up with the National Symphony Orchestra, serving members of the Welsh Guards and Thea Shead.  The single has been released to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War I. The digital format features the full six minute version of the track, a three minute radio edit and a reading by Falklands War veteran Simon Weston of ‘Strange Meeting’ which was originally penned by Wilifred Owen. He is currently in the midst of an extensive UK tour to promote his ‘One Man Only’ album which concludes at the Royal Festival Hall in London in mid April. Let’s hope this becomes a hit, it deserves to be.

Show N Prove featuring Shakka – ‘If Only’

‘If Only’ is the brand new single released this week on the All Around The World label which sees Show N Prove team up with Shakka. Show N Prove is a Scottish producer who is enjoying a growing reputation following work with the likes of Wretch 32, Rizzle Kicks, Professor Green and Tinchy Stryder.  He has also enjoyed huge radio support from such DJs as Nick Grimshaw, Zane Lowe, Fearne Cotton and Annie Mac. The accompanying promotional video to the track was first uploaded to his Vevo account at the end of January and received over 100k views during its first six weeks. Fans of Show N Prove can also find the Supasound Remix and the True Tiger Remix of the track on You Tube.  My expectation is that he will miss out on a top forty appearance this time around but I don’t think it will be too long before we find him in the mainstream charts in his own right.

Also released this week are ‘U Drive Me Crazy’ by Freemasons featuring Joel Edwards, ‘There Is No Other Time / Children Of The Sun’ by Klaxxons, ‘You’re Mine (Eternal) (Remixes)’ by Mariah Carey, ‘Untitled (Calling Out Your Name)’ by Paul Woolford, ‘The Mission / How Great Thou Art’ by The Piano Guys, ‘Believe In Me’ by The Pierces, ‘Lavender’ by Ray Lamontagne and ‘F****** With My Heart’ by Tanika.

Next Week…

Aloe Blacc looks set to be next weekends highest new entry at the top of the charts with ‘The Man’. Don’t forget to stop by next week when artists releasing new singles look set to include Avicii, Franz Ferdinand, Kings Of Leon and The Saturdays.  Until then have yourself a good week.


Ian Anderson

30 March, 2014 - Posted by | ChartChat

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