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Chart Chat Edition Edition 782 – W/C 16.11.14


Chart Chat Edition 782 – Week Commencing Sunday 16th November 2014 

Introduction

Welcome to edition 782 of Chart Chat, the music review site which has been running for over fifteen 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, five climbers, twenty five songs going down and three non movers on this weeks chart. There was clear evidence of the Children In Need effect as Gareth Malone’s All Star Choir went straight in at no.1 with their cover of ‘Wake Me Up’ while Ed Sheeran held on at no.2 with ‘Thinking Out Loud’.

One Direction climbed six to no.3 with ‘Steal My Girl’ while Cheryl found herself falling three places to no.4 with ‘I Don’t Care’. Meghan Trainor went down two to no.5 with ‘All About The Bass’ while Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding got a non mover at no.6 with ‘Outside’. Tom Odell climbed fourteen to no.7 with ‘Real Love’ and The Veronicas went straight in at no.8 with ‘You Ruin Me’. Sam Smith got a new entry at no.9 with ‘Like I Can’ and he also had the no.10 spot as ‘I’m Not The Only One’ was a non mover.

A further two new entries and one climber were to be found in what remained of the top twenty. Taylor Swift went straight in at no.11 with ‘Blank Space’ and Sam Smith went back up two to no.16 with ‘Stay With Me’. The other new entry came at no.20 and went to Kendrick Lamar with ‘I’.

There were two re-entries and two climbers in the lower half of the chart. Hozier climbed nine to no.25 with ‘Take Me To Church’ and Idina Menzel re-entered at no.28 with ‘Let It Go’. OneRepublic climbed one place to no.31 with ‘I Lived’ and Brian Wilson & Various Artists re-entered at no.39 with their version of ‘God Only Knows’.

New Releases

5 Seconds Of Summer – ‘Good Girls’

Given that very few people had heard of them at the start of 2014, it has been a great year for the Australian boy band 5 Seconds Of Summer. They kicked off in April with their no.1 hit ‘She Looks So Perfect’ and followed up with the top ten hits ‘Don’t Stop’ and ‘Amnesia’. Along the way they also charted with the promotional single ‘Good Girls’ and now it gets a full release this week. The digital bundle features the bonus tracks ‘Just Saying’ and ‘Long Way Home (Acoustic)’ along with the main single and iTunes Festival live versions of ‘Good Girls’. The promotional video to the track was originally uploaded to their Vevo account back on 10th October and it managed over 5m views during its first two weeks. Given that it reached no.19 in the charts with relatively little promotion so I can this going on to improve on that placing this time around.

Andy C & Fiora – ‘Heartbeat Loud’

First upunder review this week is the famous drum & bass pioneer Andy C who has teamed up with Fiora for his new single ‘Heartbeat Loud’. He co-founded the RAM Recording Studio and released his very first EP ‘Sour Mash’ all the way back in 1992. He is famous for using three separate turntables while mixing, and even has his own trademark move entitled the Double Drop. The official video to the track was originally uploaded on the 13th October and managed to pick up over 70k views during its first week. He played a huge sellout gig at the Brixton Academy at the end of October and fans will be keeping a keen eye out for him to confirm his next public appearance. With tracks such as ‘Changing’ by Sigma bringing drum & bass to a whole new audience this could well provide him with a first ever top forty hit single next weekend.

Band Aid 30 – ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’

It seems hard to believe that it is now some 30 years on from the original single, but if successful this will surely be the only track to have hit the top spot with four different versions.  It first triumphed in 1984, then Band Aid 2 took their cover to the top in 1989 and in 2004 it was the turn of Band Aid 20.  This time around it is the Ebola crisis which has prompted Sir Bob Geldof to get a cross section of modern artists back into the studio including One Direction, Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran and Elbow rather than the Ethiopian famine which was the original trigger.  The lyrics have been amended to reflect the situation which Africa is currently facing, but I have no doubt that the result will be the same as previous releases. That said I’m not sure it can hold on until Christmas week but we will see as a physical format is to be made available much nearer the time.

Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne – ‘Real Love’

Next up this week are Clean Bandit, and while their debut album ‘New Eyes’ reached the top three and yielded six different singles, ‘Real Love’ finally marks the first taste of what we can expect from their second long player. It sees them renew their acquaintance with Jess Glynne who famously featured on their no.1 hit ‘Rather Be’. Since then she has had a top ten hit in her own right and is set to release a solo album very soon. Back to this track and it’s very clever, building from a piano led start to a full on club track. The promotional video first appeared on the 20th October but soon found itself notching up 100k views per day during its first week. Their last single ‘Come Over’ saw them team up with Stylo G but it failed to reach the top forty, instead stalling at no.45. However I think that this will do well and should restore them to the top forty.

David Bowie – ‘Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)’

Following his recent comeback David Bowie releases yet another back catalogue spanning compilation and from that comes the brand new track ‘Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)’. The single is available on 10″ vinyl and a digital bundle which also includes the Radio Edit of the track alongside ‘Tis A Pity She Was A Whore’. It is now some forty five years since he first charted with ‘Space Oddity’ which re-entered in 1975 to become the first of his five no.1 hits. He shocked the world last year releasing the single ‘Where Are We Now’ with no notice whatsover. That tactic worked well and the interest in his new material saw him gain his first top ten hit in twenty years along with a no.1 album. This particular track is very bold and different, and while I absolutely love it it isn’t perhaps commercial enough to see him back inside the top ten.

David Guetta featuring Sam Martin – ‘Dangerous’

French DJ and producer David Guetta teams up with Sam Martin this week as he aims for a seventh UK no.1 hit with ‘Dangerous’. His previous single ‘Lovers On The Sun’ reached the top spot earlier this year and so this could give him back to back no.1s for the second time in his career – he last achieved this with ‘When Love Takes Over’ and ‘Sexy Bitch’ back in 2009. He has notched up nineteen top ten hits during his eleven year chart career and there is every reason to expect this to become his twentieth. The track is set to be the fourth consecutive single that will feature on his sixth studio album ‘Listen’ which gets released next week. This is pretty much guaranteed to generate plenty of airplay and as such we can expect it to be one of the highest new entries next weekend, and it could even put in a challenge for the top spot.

Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – ‘Wrapped Up’

It’s been a while since we heard from Olly Murs but he is back this week alongside Travie McCoy for his new single ‘Wrapped Up’. This will become the former X Factor contestants twelfth top forty hit and it could even give him a fifth career no.1 hit. He has been one of the real success stories to come from the competition with two of his three albums topping the chart and a fourth on its way before Christmas. Promotion for this single started early with the lyric video being released on the 3rd October and the label will be hoping that this will pave the way for a successful launch for ‘Never Been Better’, the album which hits the shops next week. He has proven himself as both a presenterand a singer and it looks like he should have a long career ahead of him. This will certainly be challenging at the top end of the charts next weekend.

Pitbull featuring John Ryan – ‘Fireball’

Pitbull has already appeared on five top forty hits this year including his own no.1 hit ‘Timber’ which saw him team up with Ke$ha. He has also worked with Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, G.R.L. and Austin Mahone and now he looks set to add John Ryan to that list. This week sees the release of his new single ‘Fireball’ and it is the first track to be taken from his forthcoming ‘Globalisation’ and it has already reached the top forty in the US, Canada, Australia and Germany. Any new track from the rapper is bound to create considerable interest and although it was only uploaded on 19th September it had enjoyed over 4.5m views before the end of the month. The track has a latin feel to it, and the lyrics are as suggestive as we have come to expect. However that has previously been a winning formula for him so there is not a real reason to see any kind of change.

Rixton – ‘Wait On Me’

Manchester based four piece Rixton follow up their massive no.1 hit ‘Me And My Broken Heart’ this week with their brand new single ‘Wait On Me’. It has a hard act to follow with their debut hit reaching the top twenty in both the US and Canada. The track was co-written with Benjamin Levin (previously known as Benny Blanco). It was first revealed via a lyric video on the 22nd September with the official video following on the 9th October. It became an instant success with over 750k views achieved during its first two weeks of upload. Fans will be keen to snap this up with their debut album ‘Let The Road’ not due for release until March 2015 which will coincide with their US tour with Ariana Grande. Given the amount of airplay achieved both on TV and the radio this single certainly looks destined to be a big new entry next Sunday afternoon.

Also released this week are ‘One More’ by Elliphant featuring M0, ‘Peaceless EP’by Jaques Le Noir, ‘Rhythm Of Auld’ by Julio Bashmore, ‘Groove It Out’ by Lonelady’, ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’ by Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds, ‘Blood EP’ by Osca, ‘Medium Rare’ by Pulled Apart By Horses, ‘Pistols At Dawn’ by Seinabo Sey, ‘Everything Is New’ by Slow Club, ‘Delirious (Boneless)’ by Steve Aoki, Chris Lake & Tujamo featuring Kid Ink, ‘Alchemy’ by Tala and ‘6 Words’ by Wretch 32.

Next Week…

Band Aid 30 will surely take the top spot next Sunday but who can run them closest? I think Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne could well claim the runners up spot. Don’t forget to stop by next week when artists releasing new singles look set to include Erasure, Kylie Minogue, McBusted and Take That. Until then have yourself a good week.

Ian Anderson

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16 November, 2014 - Posted by | ChartChat

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