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Chart Chat Edition 772 – W/C 07.09.14

Chart Chat Edition 772 – Week Commencing Sunday 7th September 2014 

Introduction

Welcome to edition 772 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, six climbers, twenty six songs going down and two non movers on this weeks chart. There was no change at the top as Robin Schulz & LILLYWOOD held on with ‘Prayer In C’ seeing off a strong challenge from Duke Dumont who went straight in at no.2 with ‘Won’t Look Back’.

The Script went straight in at no.3 with ‘Superheroes’ and Iggy Azalea featuring Rita Ora went up three to no.4 with ‘Black Widow’. Sam Smith climbed four to no.5 with ‘I’m Not The Only One’ while Taylor Swift went down two to no.6 with ‘Shake It Off’. David Guetta featuring Sam Martin fell four to no.7 with ‘Lovers On The Sun’ while Maroon 5 went down six places to no.8 with ‘Maps’. MAGIC! fell three to no.9 with ‘Rude’ while Nico & Vinz went down five to no.10 with ‘Am I Wrong’.

Two new entries and one climber were to be found in what remained of the top twenty. G.R.L. scored a debut hit at no.11 with ‘Ugly Heart’ though the band have had an awful week following the death of band member Simone Battle aged just 25. Oliver $ and Jimi Jules got a new entry at no.15 with ‘Pushing On’ and Mr Probz went back up three to no.20 with the Robin Schulz mix of ‘Waves’.

There were two new entries and three climbers in the lower half of the chart this week. Cheryl Cole featuring Tinie Tempah climbed three places to no.22 with ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ while George Ezra got a new entry at no.27 with ‘Blame It On Me’. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne went up three to no.32 with ‘Rather Be’ and Katy Perry climbed five to no.33 with ‘This Is How We Do It’. The final new entry went to 5 Seconds Of Summer who entered at no.38 with ‘Amnesia’.

New Releases

5 Seconds Of Summer – ‘Amnesia’

It has already been a great year for the Australia band 5 Seconds Of Summer with their debut single ‘She Looks So Perfect’ topping the charts and the follow up ‘Don’t Stop’ reaching no.2. The promotional track ‘Good Girls’ also charted making no.19 and their self titled debut album peaked at no.2. Now comes their new single ‘Amnesia’ which is released as a digital bundle this week. It includes a version of ‘American Idiot’, ‘Daylight’ and a live version of the main track recorded at Wembley. There can be no disputing the popularity of this band with the video to this new single notching up over 6m views during its first ten days of upload. As such we can safely expect this to be inside the top ten next weekend though the success of their album is likely to impact the chances of this track going on to give them a second no.1 single. 

Amelia Lily – ‘California’

Amelia Lily kicked off her career in style with her debut single ‘You Bring Me Joy’ peaking at no.2, but two singles later ‘The Party’s Over’ could only make no.40 and she shelved her debut album to work on some new material. Now comes her new single ‘California’, and the video was released back in July. She lists Kelly Clarkson and P!nk as being among her influences and you can hear that in this track. Interest in the video has arguably been a little slow with 68k views in the first two weeks compared to a total of over 11m views for ‘You Bring Me Joy’ since its original release. She claims that she is pleased with the new rocky edge to her new material but the only question is whether that sets her aside from her rivals. This is a decent pop song but may need a little more promotion and airplay if it is to realise its full potential next weekend. 

Benny Benassi featuring Gary Go – ‘Let This Last Forever’

Next up this week is the Italian DJ and producer Benny Benassi who last teamed up with Gary Go on their joint 2011 top twenty hit ‘Cinema’ but this week sees them reunited on his latest single ‘Let This Thing Forever’. It comes released on a digital EP which contains five brand new mixes; the Sunstars Remix, the MAKJ Remix, the Florian Picasso Remix, the Jochen Miller Remix and the Futuristic Polar Bears Remix. Benny is probably still most famous for his 2003 hit ‘Satisfaction’ which in turn probably attracted more attention for its suggestive video. There are no shortage of bikini clad women in the promotional video to this track either, and it has been picking up plenty of views since being uploaded in mid June. I think that this will secure him a first appearance in the charts in almost three years so watch out for this one next weekend.

Calvin Harris featuring John Newman – ‘Blame’

Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris has enjoyed considerable success in his chart career already with six no.1 hits to his name and a record nine top ten hits coming from his last album ’18 Months’. His last two singles ‘Summer’ and ‘Under Control’ have both gone to the top of the charts and there is every reason to expect that this will achieve the same level of success. A tally of sixteen top ten hits in just seven years tell their own story while John Newman is no slouch either having notched up two no.1 hits of his own already. New single ‘Blame’ is released digitally this week on the Sony label and comes with the bonus track ‘C.U.B.A.’. While Australian boyband 5 Seconds Of Summer will certainly fancy their chances of a high new entry next weekend the fact that this is a brand new track should give it the edge in the race to the top spot.

Fall Out Boy – ‘Centuries’

Chicago based rockers Fall Out Boy enjoyed the second biggest UK hit of their career last year with ‘My Songs Know What You Did Last Summer’ which reached no.5. Now this week sees them release ‘Centuries’ which is the first taste of what we can expect from their sixth studio album which is in the process of being completed. The track is not released until Wednesday which means a possible three days of sales are lost and that can only work against their chart position. If successful it will become their eleventh top forty hit although it is unlikely to better the no.2 peak achieved by their highest charting single ‘This Ain’t A Scene It’s An Arms Race’. No video has been uploaded prior to the tracks release so the fan base will be keen to snap up a copy as soon as possible. Despite the reduced days I think this will still add a further top forty hit to their tally. 

The Kooks – ‘Forgive & Forget’

Indie favourites The Kooks seem to have discovered their hit making form in recent weeks with their last two singles ‘Down’ and ‘Around Town’ both reaching the top forty. This contrasts significantly with their 2010 album ‘Junk Of The Heart’ which yielded no hits despite reaching the top ten itself. This week sees the release of their new single ‘Forgive & Forget’, and the lead track will feature on their new album ‘Listen’ which is also released this week. The digital bundle contains a demo version of ‘She Don’t Love You’ alongside the Oliver Nelson Remix and the Yarin Lidor Remix of the main track. The band recently played the Leeds / Reading Festival but are currently undertaking a tour of the States. I think more fans may opt to buy the album and so this single may struggle but that does not detract from this being a great track. 

Kongos – ‘Come With Me Now’

Kongos are a South African band consisting of four brothers and they release their brand new single ‘Come With Me Now’ this week. It sold over 600k copies in the US where it reached no.31 while in Canada it reached the top ten. The track is set to feature on their new album ‘Lunatic’ which gets its release next week. The band have been supporting Kings Of Leon on their recent tour of the US while later in this year they will play a series of gigs in the UK as the opening act for OneRepublic. It has been over two years since the video to the track first surfaced, and it has picked up over 10m views since then. It’s certainly a catchy tune which sticks in the head after just a couple of listens, and is mainstream enough to pick up some commercial airplay. As such we could well see them inside the top forty for the first time next Sunday afternoon. 

Ten Walls – ‘Walking With Elephants’

It was originally reviewed in edition 753 but was then subsequently delayed, but now finally this week we see Ten Walls release his brand new single ‘Walking With Elephants’ on the Boso Linija label.  It follows on from the previous singles ‘Requiem’ and ‘Gotham’ and comes released digitally along with the bonus track ‘Nochnoy Dozor’.  It is another track which samples a brass instrument – something there has been a trend towards in the top forty of late! There has been much discussion recently about just who was behind the monicker Ten Walls but recently it was discovered to be DJ and producer Mario Basanov.  He has released several tracks and EP’s in his own name but has yet to make an appearance inside the UK top forty. He will be hoping that having delayed the release by some time that the additional exposure and airplay will lead to a hit single but only time will tell.

Train – ‘Angel In Blue Jeans’

Train have only achieved three top forty hits from their seven studio albums but they have all been huge.  ‘Drops Of Jupiter’ has charted on three occasions, notching up 16 weeks on the chart, while ‘Hey Soul Sister’ has also charted three times clocking up 39 weeks on the chart. Their most recent hit was ‘Drive By’ which made no.6 and spent 27 weeks on the chart becoming their biggest hit peaking at no.6. This week sees the release of their new single ‘Angel In Blue Jeans’ which is the first track to be taken from their forthcoming album ‘Bulletproof Picasso’. The video was uploaded to their YouTube channel on 14th July and it had no problem picking up over 1.25m views during its first month. The track doesn’t break any new ground for the band, but that means that it is likely to pick up plenty of airplay on daytime radio. I think this will become their fourth top forty hit on Sunday.

Also released this week are ‘Blue Sky Action’ by Above & Beyond featuring Alex Vargas, ‘Oblivion’ by Bastille, ‘Let Her Run’ by Bellowhead, ‘New Flame’ by Chris Brown featuring Usher & Rick Ross, ‘Centuries’ by Fall Out Boy, ‘Are You What You Want To Be’ by Foster The People, ‘The “In” Crowd’ by Gregory Porter, ‘Greenlight’ by H-Town, ‘Leh Now’ by Jus Now featuring Blaxx, ‘Keep It To Yourself’ by Kacey Musgraves, ‘Pretty Girls’ by Little Dragon, ‘Breeze’ by //MDNGHT//, ‘Your Love’ by Moko, ‘Summer Girl (Samba)’ by Mr 2Kay, ‘Sundream’ by Rufus, ‘Tick Tock’ by Solange Hilario, ‘You Set Fire To My Life’ by Tina Arena and ‘First Time’ by Vance Joy.

Next Week…

Sales of Robin Schulz & LILLYWOOD remain strong but Calvin Harris featuring John Newman look to have the best chance of catching them. Don’t forget to stop by next week when artists releasing new singles look set to include Cris Cab, Iggy Azalea featuring Rita Ora, Lily Allen and Sigma featuring Paloma Faith. Until then have yourself a good week.

 

Ian Anderson

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Chart Chat Edition 771 – W/C 31.08.14

Chart Chat Edition 771 – Week Commencing Sunday 31st August 2014 

Introduction

Welcome to edition 771 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, five climbers, twenty six songs going down and three non movers on this weeks chart. Lillywood & Robin Schulz went straight in at the top with ‘Prayer In C’ while Maroon 5 got a new entry at no.2 with ‘Maps’.

David Guetta featuring Sam Martin went down two to no.3 with ‘Lovers On The Sun’ while Taylor Swift went straight in at no.4 with ‘Shake It Off’. Nico & Vinz fell three to no.5 with ‘Am I Wrong’ and MAGIC! went down three to no.6 with ‘Rude’. Iggy Azalea featuring Rita Ora climbed eight places to no.7 with ‘Black Widow’ and Ed Sheeran was a non mover at no.8 with ‘Don’t’. Sam Smith climbed eight places to no.9 with ‘I’m Not The Only One’ while Wankelmut & Emma Louise fell five to no.10 with ‘My Head Is A Jungle’.

A further two new entries and one climber could be found in what remained of the top twenty. Lethal Bizzle featuring JME & Tempa T went straight in at no.11 with ‘Rari Workout’ and Sam Smith climbed one to no.15 with ‘Stay With Me’. The other new entry came at no.20 and went to Ariana Grande featuring Zedd with ‘Break Free’.

There was just one new entry and two climbers in the bottom half of the chart. Vance Joy climbed one to no.37 with ‘Riptide’ while Katy Perry went straight in at no.38 with ‘This Is How We Do’. The final climber went to Kiesza who went up one to no.39 with ‘Hideaway’.

New Releases

3LAU featuring Bright Lights – ‘How You Love Me’

American progressive house / electro house DJ and producer Justin Blau returns this week under his 3LAU moniker with a brand new single in the shape of ‘How You Love Me’. A lyric video to this track was made available back in March and it has received over 2.2m listens since then. The official video then appeared at the end of June and picked up over 50k views per week during its first few weeks. Alongside his music career he works extensively with the charity Pencils Of Promise which works to build schools in developing countries. He has no UK dates scheduled but is set to appear at the Nocturnal Wonderland and Tomorrowworld in the US during September. This has attracted enough attention for it to make the crossover from the dance / club chart to the mainstream top forty but we will only find out for certain next Sunday afternoon. 

Becky G – ‘Shower’

Next up this week is the American singer, dancer and rapper Becky G who releases her brand new single ‘Shower’ in the UK this week. It has already been a top twenty hit in Sweden and her native US and is now aiming for similar success over here. She has also worked with Cher Lloyd on her US single ‘Oath’ and teamed up with the rapper Pitbull on ‘Can’t Get Enough’, a track featured on her ‘Play It Again’ EP. The video to ‘Shower’ was first uploaded to her Vevo account at the end of June and managed to pick up over 16m views during its first two months. She has been busily working on her debut studio album which is currently rumoured to be looking at an October release. For now I think that this will kick start her career in the UK and if it can gather sufficient commercial airplay then it should become a top ten new entry next Sunday afternoon. 

Duke Dumont – ‘Won’t Look Back’

British DJ and producer Duke Dumont has already seen his first two singles ‘Need U (100%)’ and’I Got U’ reach the top spot and now he is hoping to add his name to the list of artists to make see their first three singles top the UK chart. It has already been a busy month for Duke which has seen him appear at Leeds / Reading Festival and the Boardmasters Festival in Newquay alongside regular performances at the Blase Boys Club in Ibiza. The promotional video to this track was uploaded to his Vevo channel in mid July and picked up over 500k views per week during its first three weeks of upload. As with the two previous singles it has an old school club feel to it and would not have sounded out of place in the clubs during the 1990’s. That said it still sounds fresh today and I expect this to be challenging to be the highest new entry next Sunday afternoon. 

G.R.L. – ‘Ugly Heart’

So far G.R.L. have only appeared on the UK chart guesting on Pitbull’s top ten hit ‘Wild Wild Love’ but this week sees them go it alone with their single ‘Ugly Heart’. The band was formed initially when Pussycat Dolls creator Robin Antin had decided to try and replace the missing members in her band, but following a series of line up changes they decided to change their name to G.R.L. before working on their debut album. This single has already peaked at no.2 in Australia and it made the top 30 in New Zealand. It follows on from their earlier singles ‘Show Me What You Got’ and ‘Vacation’ and the video to the track has already proven to be hugely successful with over 5m views during its first month of upload. The band is managed by Larry Rudolph who was instrumental in the career of Britney Spears and I expect that this will go on and give them a debut hit in the UK.

Madden Brothers – ‘We Are Done’

The Madden Brothers are Joel and Benji Madden who formerly formed part of the rock band Good Charlotte. As a group they notched up eight top forty hits between 2003 and 2007, but that was the last we heard from them on the singles chart although their 2010 album ‘Cardiology’ did reach no.63. As a duo their career seems to be getting off to a great start with their single ‘We Are Done’ which has already topped the charts in both Australia and New Zealand. This week sees that track get its full release in the UK and an album entitled ‘Greetings From California’ is due to follow in mid September. The video was uploaded to their Vevo account at the end of June but had passed 1m views by early August. It’s a great and catchy tune which should secure itself plenty of airplay over the coming days. As such I expect this to chart well next weekend.

Mausi – ‘My Friend Has A Swimming Pool’

Next up this week are Mausi who are a four piece band looking for their debut UK top forty hit with their new single ‘My Friend Has A Swimming Pool’. It became ‘Track Of The Day’ on Radio 1 on 20th July and having such mainstream backing will certainly help its chances of success. It comes released as a single track download alongside an EP of remixes which includes the Magician Remix, the Star Slinger Remix and the Nathan C Remix. The video to the track was first uploaded on the 8th June and has steadily been picking up around 30k views per day ever since. Last month saw them make an appearance at The Secret Garden Party in Huntingdon before headlining their own show at Concrete in London. It would be great to see this land inside the top forty, and if Radio 1 can continue their support then anything is indeed possible. 

MNEK – ‘Wrote A Song About You’

MNEK may not be a familiar name yet to the UK music buying public but he has appeared on Gorgon City’s top five hit ‘Ready For Your Love’ and has also received a Grammy nomination. As a writer / producer he has worked with many different artists including The Saturdays, Little Mix, Kylie Minogue and Misha B. What makes this more impressive is that he is only 19 years old! This week sees the release of his latest single ‘Wrote A Song About You’ and the track premiered on the Annie Mac radio show back in June. It will feature on his forthcoming debut album which is set for release later this year and it will also feature collaboration with Moko, Snakehips and Jimmy Napes. He certainly has the talent to make it as a solo artist and he just needs to secure some all important airplay over the coming days if he is to make a splash inside the top forty next weekend.

Oliver $ & Jimi Jules – ‘Pushing On’

Berlin based house artist Oliver $ teams up with Swiss Jazz House act Jimi Jules for their brand new single ‘Pushing On’. The duo have previously worked together on their ‘Earl’ EP but have yet to enjoy success on the UK charts. Some have likened the sound of this track to the glory days of Chicago House and it is certainly a full on musical assault which includes cowbells, piano chords and a killer bassline. The track also includes some vocal samples courtesy of the English Soulful Jazz revival band Quantic Soul Orquestra and does not fail to deliver. It has already appeared on various compilation albums including ‘The Sound Of Deep House 2’ and the ‘Ibiza Annual 2014’ though neither offers the chance to download the track as a standalone single. The official video was uploaded at the end of July and notched up 50k views during its first week. This could well make the top forty on Sunday.

Sam Smith – ‘I’m Not The Only One’

If you include his guest appearance on Naughty Boy’s ‘La La La’ twenty one year old singer / songwriter Sam Smith has already notched up three no.1 hit singles in his short career while his album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ also topped the charts. Now he is attempting for another massive hit with his new single ‘I’m Not The Only One’ which comes released as a digital bundle featuring four new mixes; the Radio Edit, the Armand Van Helden Remix, the Grant Nelson Remix and Armand Van Heldens Dat Shiznit Iz Slammin’ Remix. He had a lot to live up to this year having won the BBC Sound Of 2014 Poll and the Critics Choice Award at the BRITs but with his impressive chart record he has certainly delivered. This will become another big hit next weekend but it certainly faces some other strong challengers if it is to keep his run of no.1 hits coming. 

The Script – ‘Superheroes’

Irish rock band The Script have seven top forty hits to their name and should be adding another one next weekend with their new single ‘Superheroes’. It follows on from their promotional single ‘It’s Not Right For You’ which reached the top fifty recently. Both tracks will feature on their fourth studio album ‘No Sound Without Silence’ which is set for release in two weeks time. The band enjoyed their biggest hit with ‘Hall Of Fame’ which came at the same time as singer Danny O’Donoghue was appearing as a judge on The Voice, and the track even featured fellow judge Will.i.am. An official audio version of the track was uploaded on 21st July and quickly picked up over 1.5m listens during its first two weeks. This is almost certain to be one of the big new entries next weekend but I’m not sure it will do enough to become their second chart topper. 

Tove Lo – ‘Not On Drugs’

Rounding off this weeks look at the new release singles is the Swedish singer / songwriter Tove Lo who is back in action this week with her new single ‘Not On Drugs’. It follows hot on the heels of her previous single ‘Stay High’ which saw her top the charts in the Netherlands before reaching the top ten in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. The track was a remix of her earlier single ‘Habits’ which made the US top forty prior to the new version being released. As a songwriter her credits include work with Girls Aloud, Victoria Justice, Icona Pop and the most recent single by The Saturdays ‘What Are You Waiting For’. Interest in the single seems to be relatively high with a lyric video attracting over 350k views and a live performance at The Great Escape notching up over 200k views. I think that this will secure her another top forty hit next Sunday afternoon. 

Also released this week are ‘Staring At The Sun’ by Anastacia, ‘Heart Is A Drum’ by Beck, ‘Heartbroken’ by Claudia Brucken, ‘Love Too Deep’ by Fereck Dawn & Redondo, ‘My Offence’ by Hercules & Love Affair, ‘E.N.D.’ by The Magic Numbers and ‘Lifespan EP’ by Vaults.

Next Week…

Don’t forget to stop by next week when artist releasing new singles look set to include 5 Seconds Of Summer, Amelia Lily, Benny Benassi featuring Gary Go and Train. Until then have yourself a good week. 

 

Ian Anderson

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Chart Chat Edition 770 – W/C 24.08.14

Chart Chat Edition 770 – Week Commencing Sunday 24th August 2014 

Introduction

Welcome to edition 770 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

Owing to tighter than normal publishing deadlines we will not be reviewing this weeks chart, and instead will concentrate on new releases.

New Releases

Ashea – ‘Whatcha Thinkin”

Next up this week is another female vocalist in the shape of Ashea who releases her brand new single ‘Whatcha Thinkin” this week. The digital bundle features five different mixes of the track; the Radio Edit, the Club Edit, the Steve Smart & Westfunk Radio Edit, the UK Garage Radio Edit and the Deephouse Radio Edit. She has her own Vevo channel and the music video to this track was first uploaded at the start of July. She was born and raised in Hastings before winning a scholarship at the Laine Theatre Arts School in London. Her career has already seen her working with the same vocal coach as Rihanna and Justin Timberlake while others including Kelly Rowland have been keen to provide her with advice on how to make it in the business. She certainly faces stiff competition if she is to notch up a debut top forty next weekend but it should certainly see her reach a much wider audience. 

Ashley Roberts – ‘Woman Up’

Ashley has achieved most of her UK success as part of the Pussycat Dolls but has more recently carved out a career on television. She finished as the runner up on the 2012 series of ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here’ before appearing on the panel of Dancing On Ice. More recently she has appeared on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway but despite these appearances her last single ‘Clockwise’ failed to make the chart. Her debut solo album ‘Butterfly Effect’ is out next week, but prior to that comes her single ‘Woman Up’. It’s released this week as a digital bundle which also includes the Digital Dog Edit and the Digital Dog Club Mix. The video to accompany the track was uploaded to her Vevo account in mid July but has only picked up a modest 170k views during its first month. I suspect this may struggle to secure her an all important debut solo hit.

Emma Stevens – ‘Make My Day’

Guildford based singer / songwriter Emma Stevens returns this week with her new single ‘Make My Day’. She released her first single ‘A Place Called You’ back in 2012 and it picked up national airplay as part of Terry Wogan’s Radio 2 show. Her reputation has continued to grow with this single making it on to the Radio 2 playlist. She released her debut album ‘Enchanted’ last year and is currently putting the finishing touches to the follow up thanks to her fans who have been providing funds through Pledge Music. Earlier this year saw her complete an extensive headlining tour of the UK, but now all her energies are behind the new album and single. A lyric video to the track was uploaded to her Vevo account on 20th July and with momentum gathering behind this it could yet find itself somewhere close to the top forty next weekend. 

Klangkarussell – ‘Netzwerk (Falls Like Rain)’

Austrian electronic dance act Klangkarussell notched up their first big hit in the UK when ‘Sonnentanz (Sun Don’t Shine)’ reached the top three earlier this year and now they will be hoping to repeat that success with the follow up ‘Netzwerk (Falls Like Rain)’. It has already reached the top ten in their native Austria and the top twenty in Switzerland. It has been reworked this year to feature vocals from British singer Tom Cane and it contains a sample from the song ‘Madan’ by Salif. It looks set to become the title track to their forthcoming album which is due to be released later on this year. The official video was uploaded to their Vevo account and picked up over 1m views during its first six weeks. This looks set to be another crossover hit for them next weekend though whether it can replicate the no.3 success of ‘Sonnentanz’ remains to be seen. 

Le Youth featuring Javeon – ‘Feel Your Love’

American electronic musician, DJ and producer Le Youth reached the top thirty with his single ‘Cool’ but enjoyed greater success with his Dominque Young Unique collaboration ‘Dance With Me’ which peaked at no.11. Now he is teaming up with Javeon on his new single ‘Feel Your Love’. It comes released as a single track download along with a bundle of remixes which includes the RAC Mix, the Brookes Brothers Remix, the Jonas LR Remix and the Zac Samuel Remix. Next week sees him appear at Jersey Live in Jersey but so far his only dates in September are at the Nocturnal Wonderland Festival. He has been able to transition between the dance charts and the mainstream top 40 and that level of success should continue. This year has continued to see his reputation and fanbase grow and I believe that this will add another top forty hit to his tally next Sunday afternoon.

Lethal Bizzle featuring JME & Tempa T – ‘Rariworkout’

Lethal Bizzle is aiming for his second top forty hit of the year following on from the success of his top twenty collaboration with Cherri Voncelle on ‘The Drop’. This time around he is assisted by JME (who has already guested on hit singles by Skepta, Wiley and Meridian Dan) and Tempa T for his new single ‘Rariworkout’.  The promotional video to the track was uploaded to his Vevo account in the middle of July and has attracted considerable attention for its animation. He has achieved eight top forty singles as a solo artist but his biggest hit came as part of More Fire Crew who peaked at no.7 with ‘Oi!’. As an actor he has appeared in Adam Deacon’s film ‘Anuvahood’ and BBC Three’s comedy drama ‘Bad Education’. He has a solid reputation in the music business and would expect to see this become a hit on both the mainstream and dance charts.

Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz – ‘Prayer In C’

The Robin Schulz remix of Mr Probz ‘Waves’ became a massive no.1 hit earlier this year and now he has teamed up with Lilly Wood for the release of ‘Prayer In C’. This is a track which has already been a huge club hit and has appeared on various compilation albums this Summer. In it’s original format it was a hit for French duo Lilly Wood back in 2010 but the remixed version has topped the charts across Europe including in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland.  As such it is hard to bet against exactly the same thing happening here, particularly with the video having notched up over 18m views since it was first uploaded to Robin’s Vevo account back in May. For me this looks certain to be the weeks highest new entry and I think this will end up topping the charts next Sunday afternoon.

Maroon 5 – ‘Maps’

Arguably the biggest artists releasing a new single this week are Maroon 5 who return with their new track ‘Maps’ which is the first taste of material to be taken from their fifth studio album ‘V’ which is set for release next week. They have already had twelve top forty hits to their name in the UK including their million seller ‘Moves Like Jagger’ and their Wiz Khalifa collaboration ‘Payphone’ which topped the charts in 2012. The track has already become a monster hit worldwide with the video receiving over 14m views during its first month of upload. They have never been a band which has particularly appealed to me but with over 34m Likes on their Facebook page it is hard to deny their popularity on a global scale. I expect to see this inside the top ten next Sunday but I feel Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz have a better chance of stealing the top spot. 

Wiley – ‘You Know The Words’

Grime MC Wiley had a great run with his last studio album ‘The Ascent’ which contained four top ten hits including his no.1 collaboration with Ms D ‘Heatwave’. The follow up ‘Snakes & Ladders’ is due for release later this year and this weeks new single ‘You Know The Words’ should feature on it. If successful it will be his tenth top forty hit as a solo artist, while he also achieved chart success as part of Roll Deep. Interest in the video to the track has been relatively modest with just 64k views being achieved across its first two weeks of uploaded. However Wiley does not physically appear in it, and there have been some reports suggesting that he did not even want the track released as a single. In my opinion it is not one of his finest tracks to date, but it could still end up becoming another big hit for him next weekend. 

Also released this week are ‘Don’t (EP)’ by Ed Sheeran, ‘Heart On Fire’ by Indiana, ‘Spitfire’ by Inspiral Carpets, ‘Dance On My Own’ by M.O., ‘Used To Be My Friend’ by Odysseus featuring Ruby Goe, ‘Your Love’ by Peltsman featuring Kenny Thomas and ‘Fireflies’ by Richard Rawson featuring Tom Parker.

Next Week…

Don’t forget to stop by next week when artists releasing new singles look set to include Beck, The Madden Brothers, Pharrell and Tove Lo. Until then have yourself a good week.

 

Ian Anderson

 

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