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Chart Chat Edition 761 – W/C 22.06.14

Chart Chat Edition 761 – Week Commencing Sunday 22nd June 2014 


Welcome to edition 761 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 five new entries, two re-entries, four climbers, twenty six songs going down and three non movers on this weeks chart.

There was no change at the top as Ella Henderson held on for a second week with ‘Ghost’. Her success meant that 5 Seconds Of Summer again narrowly missed out on the no.1 position despite leading in the midweek charts with ‘Don’t Stop’. 

Ed Sheeran fell one to no.3 with ‘Sing’ but George Ezra went straight in at no.4 with ‘Budapest’. Sam Smith fell one to no.5 with ‘Stay With Me’ and Tiesto & Matthew Tiesto went down one to no.6 with ‘Wasted’. Gorgon City featuring Laura Welsh got a new entry at no.7 with ‘Here For You’ and Jason Derulo featuring Snoop Dogg stayed steady at no.8 with ‘Wiggle’. Mr Probz went down four places to no.9 with the Robin Schulz remix of ‘Waves’ and the top ten was concluded by John Legend who got a non mover at no.10 with ‘All Of Me’.

One new entry, one re-entry and one climber were to be found in what remained of the top twenty. Fuse ODG featuring Sean Paul went back up one to no.11 with ‘Dangerous Love’ and Demi Lovato got a new entry with ‘Neon Lights’ at no.15. Ed Sheeran completed the picture with ‘One’ which re-entered the chart at no.20 this week.

There was one new entry, one re-entry and three climbers in the lower half of the chart. Zedd featuring Foxes climbed four to no.27 to secure the highest placing for ‘Clarity’ which is now on its third top forty run. 5 Seconds Of Summer went back up one to no.32 with ‘She Looks So Perfect’ and The Kooks got a new entry at no.35 with ‘Around Town’. Lana Del Rey climbed back up three to no.36 with ‘West Coast’ while FAUL & Wad Ad featuring Pnau re-entered at no.37 with ‘Changes’.

New Releases

Austin Mahone featuring Pitbull – ‘Mmm Yeh’

First up this week is American singer / songwriter Austin Mahone who teams up with Pitbull on his new single ‘Mmm Yeh’. This track first surfaced back in February when it peaked at no.67 but now it is to get a second crack at the top forty. It has performed moderately around the world peaking at no.49 in the US and making the top twenty in Norway and Finland. The track samples ‘Nu Nu’ by Chicago house artist Lidell Townsell which was a top thirty hit in the US back in 1992. UK fans of Austin can look forward to the release of his new album ‘The Secret’ next week while those wishing to check out the video will follow in the footsteps of over 31m other people. Although not an official single fans pre-ordering the album can also pick up the track ‘Till I Find You’. I think that ‘Mmm Yeh’ will do much better this time around and should give Austin a debut appearance inside the top forty on Sunday.

Dimitri Vegas & Martin Garrix & Like Mike – ‘Tremor’

This week finally sees the results of a collaboration between three renowned dance music DJs and producers as Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix and Like Mike team up for the release of their single ‘Tremor’. Although Martin Garrix maybe the best known of the three to mainstream chart fans each of the three has a formidable reputation in the dance music world. The trio previously worked together when Martin Garrix made a remix of the Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & Sander Van Doorn track ‘Project T’. The official music video to the track was first uploaded via YouTube on 22nd April and quickly picked up over 10m views during its first seven weeks while a version recorded live at UMF has also notched up over 1m views. This has already been a big hit in the clubs and could well make the transition into becoming a mainsteam hit for the trio.

Duck Sauce – ‘NRG’

The American / Canadian DJ duo Duck Sauce release their brand new single ‘NRG’ this week and it seems they are still struggling to match the Europe wide success achieved by their hit ‘Barbara Streisand’ back in 2010. They had previously appeared on the chart a year earlier with ‘aNYway’ which peaked at no.22 but it has now been four years since they last achieved success. The video to the track was uploaded at the end of April but it has picked up just 30k views worldwide since then which does not suggest their lack of top forty action is about to come to an end. Alongside the single track version fans can also pick up an EP of remixes which includes both the Skrillex, Kill The Noise and Milo & Otis Remix and the Hudson Mohawk Remix. Given their recent history I don’t think this will do enough to return them to the chart next weekend but stranger things have happened.

Example – ‘One More Day (Stay With Me)’

Next week sees the release of the new Example album ‘Live Life Living’ and from it comes his new single ‘One More Day (Stay With Me)’. He has notched up sixteen top forty hits to date including the no.1s ‘Changed The Way You Kiss Me’ and ‘Stay Awake’. However his last four singles have all missed the top ten with ‘Perfect Replacement’ missing the top forty altogether. Alongside the single track download comes an EP which features five remixes; the Extended Mix, the MJ Cole Remix, the Shadow Child Remix, the Erik Abores Remix and the Metro Remix. The track has more of an old school feel to it, and is less heavy than some of his big hits. An audio version of the track was uploaded at the end of April and picked up 150k plays prior to the official video being released on 25th May. This is a great song and should return him to the top ten on Sunday afternoon.

Luke Sital-Singh – ‘Bottled Up Tight’

This week sees Luke Sital-Singh release the follow up to his recent single ‘Greatest Lovers’. Entitled ‘Bottled Up Tight’ it looks set to feature on his as yet untitled debut album which is due to be released later this year. He was listed in the longlist for the BBC Sound Of 2014 poll but he failed to make the top five, losing out to the eventual winner Sam Smith. This week sees him appear at Glastonbury while he is also confirmed to appear at the Barn On The Farm Festival in Gloucester and the Latitude Festival in Suffolk. While a hit single has so far managed to elude him, the track ‘Nothing Stays The Same’ (lifted from his third EP ‘Tornados’) did reach the top 100. The video to the track was uploaded on 20th May and picked up over 25k views during its first week. I think his album will do very well but for now I am not sure if he will achieve a commercial hit with a standalone track.

Oliver Heldens x Becky Hill – ‘Gecko (Overdrive)’

Teenage Dutch music DJ Oliver Heldens is back this week and teams up with former The Voice contestant Becky Hill for his latest single release ‘Gecko (Overdrive)’. He was only seventeen years old when he was approached and then signed by the world renowned dance label Spinnin Records, and in fact he only completed his last exam in May of this year. In his short career so far he has worked on remixes for several other artists including most notably Robin Thicke and Martin Garrix. The video to the track was uploaded on 20th May and notched up 100k views during its first week. It comes just four months after an audio only version was released to YouTube, and it has picked up almost 2m plays since then. He has well over 100k Likes on his Facebook page and has a big enough fanbase to see him make it inside the top ten next Sunday afternoon. 

Subways – ‘My Heart Is Pumping To A Brand New Beat’

Hertfordshire based rock band The Subways have a total of four top forty hits to their name but have not appeared there since 2005 when ‘No Goodbyes’ made no.27. This week sees the release of their brand new single ‘My Heart Is Pumping To A Brand New Beat’ and it is available as a single track download. They are set to undertake a twenty one date tour of the UK later this year, kicking off in Colchester on 1st October and then concluding in Norwich a month later. They also have a series of festival appearances lined up around Europe during the Summer including Glastonbury in the UK and the Hurricane Festival in Germany. It has been three years since their last long player ‘Money And Celebrity’ and fans will be excited to hear the results of their fourth album later this year. It’s great to have them back and I hope that this single does well for them. 

Trey Songz – ‘Change Your Mind’

American r’n’b singer Trey Songz is on the verge of releasing his sixth long player ‘Trigga’ but before that comes his latest single ‘Change Your Mind’.  His last studio album ‘Chapter V’ saw him top the charts in the US while making the top ten for the first time in the UK so expectations will be much higher for him this time around. He has three UK top forty hits to his name so far, with the biggest being ‘Amazing’ which peaked at no.8 in 2012 despite missing out on the top 100 in the US. This year has already seen him feature on the remixed version of Mariah Carey’s single ‘You’re Mine (Eternal)’ and his own top twenty hit ‘Na Na’. An audio version of this track was uploaded to YouTube just over a month ago and has helped to create a buzz around it. Given his increased profile I think that this will add another top forty hit to his tally on Sunday.

Usher – ‘Good Kisser’

Usher last charted in 2012 when his singles ‘Climax’ and ‘Scream’ reached the top five. He has twenty top forty hits to his name including four no.1 hits; ‘You Make Me Wanna’, ‘Yeah!’, ‘Burn’ and ‘OMG’.  He has also appeared on singles by P Diddy, Lil Jon & The East Side Boys and David Guetta.  Now he is back with his brand new single ‘Good Kisser’ which gives us the first taste of what we can expect from his new album.  As anticipated interest in the track is high and it received over 4.4m views during its first two weeks of upload on his Vevo account. He recently stood in for Cee-lo Green on the US version of The Voice where he sat alongside Shakira who herself was deputising for Christina Aguilera. This will be putting in a challenge at the top end of the chart next weekend but it will face stiff competition from Example if it is to debut at no.1. 

Also released this week are ‘Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home’ by Keira Knightly, ‘As We Turn’ by Toy and ‘Cause I Like It’ by Yolanda Be Cool.

Next Week…

With Ed Sheeran’s new album ‘X’ out this week we can expect some of those tracks on the album to enter next weekend.  The biggest new entries look set to be Example, Usher and Oliver Heldens v Becky Hill but I’m not sure that they can topple Ella Henderson. Don’t forget to stop by next week when artists releasing new singles look set to include The Black Keys, Eminem featuring Nate Ruess, Manic Street Preachers and Rough Copy.  Until then have yourself a good week.


Ian Anderson


22 June, 2014 - Posted by | ChartChat

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