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Chart Chat Edition 788 – W/C 28.12.14

Chart Chat Edition 788 – Week Commencing Sunday 28th December 2014 


Welcome to edition 788 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 was just one new entry, three re-entries, eighteen climbers, sixteen songs going down and two non movers on this weeks chart. As expected Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars went back up one to no.1 with ‘Uptown Funk’ while X Factor winner Ben Haenow ended up dropping a place to no.2 with ‘Something I Need’.

Ed Sheeran was a non mover at no.3 with ‘Thinking Out Loud’ and Taylor Swift climbed three to no.4 with ‘Blank Space’. Olly Murs featuring Demi Lovato fell one to no.5 with ‘Up’ while Alesso featuring Tove Lo got a new entry at no.6 with ‘Heroes (We Could Be)’. Meghan Trainor went back up three to no.7 with ‘All About The Bass’ and Take That fell two to no.8 with ‘These Days’. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy went down three to no.9 with ‘Wrapped Up’ and the top ten was rounded off by Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding who down one to no.10 with ‘Outside’.

A further five climbers were to be found in what remained of the top twenty. Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj went back up twelve places to no.11 with ‘Bang Bang’ and One Direction climbed a place to no.14 with ‘Steal My Girl’. Taylor Swift went up seventeen to no.15 with ‘Shake It Off’ while Ed Sheeran climbed nine places to no.18 with ‘Don’t’. The final climber went to Idina Menzel who went up five to no.19 with ‘Let It Go’.

There were three re-entries and nine climbers in the lower half of this weeks chart. George Ezra climbed seven places to no.21 with ‘Budapest’ and he also saw his other single ‘Blame It On Me’ go up ten to no.24. Sam Smith climbed one place to no.25 with ‘I’m Not The Only One’ while Ed Sheeran went up ten to no.27 with ‘Sing’. Wham! climbed seven to no.28 with ‘Last Christmas’ and Sia went back up two to no.29 with ‘Chandalier’. Ella Henderson climbed three to no.30 with ‘Ghost’ and Calvin Harris featuring John Newman went back up four to no.32 with ‘Blame’. MAGIC! got a re-entry at no.36 with ‘Rude’ while Wizard climbed up two to no.37 with ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everday’. Shakin’ Stevens re-entered at no.38 with ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ and Mr Probz also got a re-entry at no.39 with the Robin Schulz remix of ‘Waves’.

New Releases

J.Alan Bravo featuring Twista & T-Pain – ‘For The Moment’

First up under review this week is J.Alan Bravo who teams up with Twista & T-Pain for his brand new single ‘For The Moment’. The single is currently scheduled for release on Thursday 1st January but it first appeared over a year ago when it was released as J.Alan’s debut single minus Twista and T-Pain. For those who haven’t heard of him J.Alan hails from Cabot in Arkansas and has seen comparisons made between him and Justin Timberlake. He has been working with a variety of producers including Nate Walka of Mile High Studios who wrote ‘Blame It On The Alcohol’ for actor / singer Jamie Foxx although this track was had DJ Marley Waters in control of the production desk. He certainly has the credentials to make it big in the world of hip hop but it remains to be seen whether this can notch up a first ever UK hit on Sunday afternoon.

Jaques Le Noir – ‘Borderline EP’

Italian DJ and producer Jaques Le Noir, aka Giacomo Bisciarri, releases his brand new single ‘Borderline’ this week on the Digital Rhythm Music label. It is released as a digital bundle which also features the bonus track ‘Breakfast’ and fans who enjoy this can look forward to his next release ‘Loving EP’ which is set to follow in six weeks time. His music sits between the deep house and techno genres and has enjoyed particular success with his track ‘Tequila’ which topped the DJ charts and ‘Cocaina’ reached no.39 on the Beatport top 40.  He has also produced his own versions of classic tracks such as ‘Mambo No.5’ and Glenn Millers ‘In The Mood’. I’m not certain that he can achieve enough airplay on the commercial radio stations to crossover onto the mainstream chart next weekend but this should certainly feature well on the club charts.

Philip George – ‘Wish You Were Mine’

‘Wish You Were Mine’ by Philip George is one of only a handful of singles getting an official release this week.  It has a real 90’s house feel to it and is has already picked up some airplay on Radio 1 over the past few weeks with DJs lending their support including Fearne Cotton, Danny Howard and Greg James. The audio version of the track was first uploaded to the DeepArt Music channel back in July and it has notched up well over 500k plays since then. Philip is a British DJ and producer who is just 21 years old but who has a growing reputation. If you are a fan of this track then you can find various other tracks of his around the internet including ‘Waiting’ and ‘Love Inside’. I believe that this particular track has attracted enough attention for it to make the crossover onto the mainstream charts and it could put in a challenge at the top next Sunday afternoon.

Saint Raymond – ‘Fall At Your Feet’

Nineteen year old singer Saint Raymond (aka Callum Burrows) enjoyed a no.58 hit earlier this year with ‘Young Blood’ and now he goes in search of a second with ‘Fall At Your Feet’. The single is released as a digital bundle on the Asylum Records label with ‘Wild Heart’ featuring as the bonus track. He is set to undertake a six date tour of the UK and Ireland during February where he will play in cities including London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Dublin. He has been working in the studio with producer Jacknife Lee who has previously worked with the likes of U2, Bloc Party and Kasabian so we should be able to expect a full length album from him in the first few months of 2015. For now this single could well give take advantage of the post Christmas changes in the chart and provide him with a debut top forty appearance next weekend.

Next Week…

Philip George looks set to be the highest new entry but I expect Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars to hold on at the top with ‘Uptown Funk’. Don’t forget to stop by next week when artists releasing new singles look set to include Fences featuring Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Nick Jonas, Ray Foxx featuring Rachel J Collier and Selena Gomez.  Until then have yourself a good week.

Ian Anderson

28 December, 2014 - Posted by | ChartChat

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