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Chart Chat Edition 796 – W/C 22.02.15

Chart Chat Edition 796 – Week Commencing Sunday 22nd February 2015


Welcome to edition 796 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 four new entries, thirteen climbers, sixteen songs going down and seven non movers on this weeks chart. There was no change at the top as Ellie Goulding held on for a third week with ‘Love Me Like You Do’ while Hozier was a non mover at no.2 with ‘Take Me To Church’ which spent its thirtieth week on the chart.

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars got a non mover at no.3 with ‘Uptown Funk’ and The Weeknd climbed six to no.4 with ‘Earned It’. Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney got a non mover at no.5 with ‘FourFiveSeconds’ and DJ Fresh featuring Ella Eyre went down two to no.6 with ‘Gravity’. Maroon 5 climbed four to no.7 with ‘Sugar’ and Avicii went back up one to no.8 with ‘The Nights’. Charli XCX featuring Rita Ora fell one to no.9 with ‘Doing It’ and Ed Sheeran fell three to no.10 with ‘Thinking Out Loud’.

There were four climbers and two new entries to be found in what remained of the top twenty. Sia went back up one to no.11 with ‘Elastic Heart’ and James Bay climbed four to no.13 with ‘Hold Back The River’. Olly Murs featuring Demi Lovato went back up two to no.16 with ‘Up’ and LuvBug scored a new entry at no.17 with ‘Revive (Say Something)’. Alesso featuring Tove Lo climbed two to no.19 with ‘Heroes (We Could Be)’ and David Guetta featuring Emeli Sande got a new entry at no.20 with ‘What I Did For Love’.

There were two new entries and six climbers in the lower half of the chart this week. Sia climbed two places to no.22 with ‘Chandalier’ and Meghan Trainor went up three to no.27 with ‘All About That Bass’.  Taylor Swift climbed back up two to no.29 with ‘Blank Space’ and George Ezra went up four to no.30 with ‘Budapest’. Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne climbed one place to no.31 with ‘Real Love’ while Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj went back up one to no.35 with ‘Bang Bang’. Taylor Swift got a new entry at no.36 with ‘Style’ and Florence & The Machine went straight in at no.37 with ‘What Kind Of Man’.

New Releases

David Guetta featuring Emeli Sande – ‘What I Did For Love’

French DJ and producer David Guetta gets us underway this week with ‘What I Did For Love’, a track which sees him team up with Emeli Sande. He has enjoyed a great chart career so far with twenty seven top forty hits to his name including six number ones. This latest single is released as a digital bundle containing six brand new mixes including the VINAI Remix, the Morten Remix, the Quentin Mosimann Remix, the TEEMID Remix, the PANG! Remix and the Extended Version. The original version of the track features on his ‘Listen’ album and a lyric video has been generating interest with over 8.5m views during its first five weeks of upload. The track has already received plenty of airplay on both radio and TV and is safely inside the top twenty. As such the release of this remix EP should serve to send it further up the chart next Sunday afternoon.

Disciples – ‘They Don’t Know’

Next up are the London based trio The Disciples who release their brand new single ‘They Don’t Know’ this week. The track first appeared last Summer and Pete Tong first selected it as his Essential New Tune on the 29th August. It then became Radio 1’s Track Of The Day on the 16th January and it has been picking up airplay ever since then. The video to the track was first uploaded on the bands YouTube channel on 16th January and it managed to achieve over 30k views during its first week. They performed at Club Mojo earlier this month but currently don’t have any other UK appearances confirmed. The band have also remixed tracks for several other major artists including John Newman, Milky Chance and Lana Del Rey but this track could finally secure them a hit in their own right.  Watch out for this appearing inside the top forty next weekend.

GotSome featuring Wiley – ‘Vibe Out’

Bristol based house and bass production duo GotSome have teamed up with Grime legend Wiley for the release of their brand new single ‘Vibe Out’. While GotSome will be newcomers to the chart Wiley has has already eight hits as a solo artist with his most recent coming back in 2013 when ‘Lights On’ reached no.9. He has also enjoyed significant success as part of Roll Deep who had two no.1 hits back in 2010. Although they are less known as artists the duo have worked on remixes by a number of different artists including Basement Jaxx, Moko, Jus Now and Junior Jack. Next weekend sees them play at Canal Mills in Leeds while in March they will appear at venues in Loughborough, Glasgow and their home city of Bristol. This track has been attracting plenty of attention in recent weeks and could yet be a hit for them next Sunday afternoon.

‘Heartbeat Song’ by Kelly Clarkson

‘Piece By Piece’ marks the release of the seventh studio album by Kelly Clarkson, and this week sees  her brand new single ‘Heartbeat Song’ become the first track to be lifted from it. If successful it will become her fifteenth UK top forty hit and her first since the 2013 festive hit ‘Underneath The Tree’. The promotional video to the track was first uploaded on 5th February and it managed to notch up over 3m views during its first fortnight. It’s a typical upbeat rock / pop song and her performance on the Graham Norton TV show is bound to have given sales a boost. It seems hard to believe that it is now over twelve years since she won the original series of American Idol and since then her career has gone from strength to strength with eight top ten hits in the UK. I’m sure that this will pick up plenty of airplay and will add another hit to her already impressive tally.

Madonna – ‘Living For Love’

Although it only contained one top forty hit her last album ‘MDNA’ still sold enough to become her twelfth no.1 album. Now she is back with her brand new album ‘Rebel Heart’ and from that comes her brand new single ‘Living For Love’. The track is decent enough and it has more of a dance feel to it than some of her other material. That is something which has also been found in some of the other tracks which have already been made available from ‘Rebel Heart’ and in particular I am thinking of ‘Bitch I’m Madonna’ which sees her team up with Nicki Minaj. Certain elements of the press seem to have been very much against her in recent months / years and so despite her stature I wonder just how much airplay this will manage to generate. She does however remain a force to be reckoned with and I expect the album to see her back at the top of the charts.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – ‘Ballad Of The Mighty I’

How the mighty have fallen.  When you compare this track to any of the early Oasis albums it reminds you just what heights Noel is capable of, and just how far away from them he now is. This track has already been made available to download ahead of the release of his new album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ which is due out on the 2nd March. However this week sees its official release on 7″ vinyl which comes with ‘Revolution Song’ on the b side.  Noel was recently quoted as saying he didn’t want to live in a world where Ed Sheeran can fill Wembley Stadium but his days of being able to fill such a huge venue appear to be behind him. Paul Weller has advised Noel against reforming Oasis but I wonder if he hears this he might advise Noel against putting out second rate material such as this. This will be purchased by fans / collectors only and with many just waiting on the album I don’t think it will be a hit.

Orange Hill featuring RDX – ‘Loud’

Orange Hill are a production duo consisting of Ras Kwame and Jnr Tubby. This week sees them team up with RDX for their new single ‘Loud’. The track comes released as a number of different remixes / downloads including the Instrumental, Electrobashy Vocal Mix, the Electrobashy Dub Mix, the Oh 2Step N Bass Vocal Remix, the Oh 2Step N Bass Dub Remix, the Whojax EDM Vocal Remix and the Whojax EDM Dub Remix. The video to accompany the track was uploaded to their Vevo account in late January and it soon picked up thousands of views during its first month. Fans keen to hear more from them can check out their Soundcloud page which also includes remixes of this track. I can see this becoming a big dancefloor hit but not sure if it will pick up enough mainstream airplay for it to reach the top forty next Sunday afternoon.

Redlight – ‘Gold Teeth’

The Bristol based DJ and producer Redlight is up next with ‘Gold Teeth’, the follow up to his 2014 top 75 hit ‘9TS (90s Baby)’. His last hit single came with ‘Lost In Your Love’ which reached top five back in 2012 while his only other top forty appearance came with ‘Get Out Of My Head’. An audio version of this track was first uploaded back in October last year and now gets a full release as a single. The video was uploaded to his Vevo account during January and it quickly notched up 30k views during its first week. Fans wishing to see him live can catch him at Chibuku in Liverpool and Lakota in Bristol later this week. Aside from his work as an artist he also regularly provides remixes for other artists and has recently worked on Rae Morris’ track ‘Closer’. I think that this track will do well for him and we could see him around the lower reaches of the top forty next Sunday afternoon.

Sam Smith – ‘Lay Me Down’

This track original made no.46 in March last year but we can expect it to perform much better this time around.  Since then we have seen his four top ten singles (‘Money On My Mind’, ‘Stay With Me’, ‘Like I Can’ and ‘I’m Not The Only One’) spend 133 weeks on the chart. This will be the fifth top forty hit to come from his debut album ‘The Lonely Hour’ which has spent six weeks at the top of the charts since its release last June. The dramatic video which accompanies this track was uploaded to his Vevo account on the 5th February and it managed an impressive 13m views during its first two weeks. He recently won four Grammy Awards and he will also have high hopes of success at the forthcoming Brit Awards. However with such significant album sales its hard to see this making a big impression on the top ten next weekend.

Also released this week are ‘All This I’ve Heard Before / Watch Me Fall Again’ by Andy Burrows, ‘Something New’ by Axwell & Ingrosso, ‘Tusk Vegas EP’ by Movie, ‘Gas Pipe’ by Show N Prove & Big Narstie, ‘In The Dark’ by Tiesto featuring Christian Burns and ‘I Want You To Know’ by Zedd featuring Selena Gomez.

Next Week…

I expect Ellie Goulding to hold on at the top but David Guetta featuring Emeli Sande should climb into the top three and Kelly Clarkson is aiming for a high new entry. Don’t forget to stop by next week when artists releasing new singles look set to include Alex Adair, Marlon Roudette, Stacy Solomon and Take That. Until then have yourself a good week.

Ian Anderson

22 February, 2015 - Posted by | ChartChat

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