Sunday, April 06, 2008

UK Singles Chart, 4/12/2008

1. American Boy - Estelle Featuring Kanye West
2. Low -Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain

No change at the top this week. Estelle's "American Boy" reigns for a third week, keeping Flo Rida in pole position for a second week with "Low."

3. Always Where I Need to Be - The Kooks

The Kooks score their biggest hit yet with "Always Where I Need to Be," the first single from their second album Konk. The band hit in big in 2006 when their fourth single, "Naive," became a top 10 hit, making #5. It's follow-up, "She Moves in Her Own Way," was also a top 10 hit.

4. Black and Gold - Sam Sparro

This is where Madonna and Justin wished they were, #4 on downloads with its physical release out Monday--this has the best shot next week of unseating Estelle and Kanye for #1.

6. Touch My Body - Mariah Carey

She's #1 in the U.S., but over in the UK, Mariah has to settle for #6., two spots short of where the first single from her last album peaked ("It's Like That" from The Emancipation of Mimi, #4 in 2005). Carey has actually amassed a surprising number of UK top 10s--this is her 24th--for an artist has had so few #1s--only "Without You" and her Westlife collaboration, "Against All Odds" went all the way to the top. Her recent high-water mark was her #2 hit in the summer of 2005, "We Belong Together."

8. 4 Minutes - Madonna and Justin

After making a good splash on download sales the last couple of weeks, Madonna and Justin fall back three spots to #8. It's still 3 weeks until it hits the shops, but backward movement at this point it not a good thing for a single that should be knocking at #1 by now.

21. Nude - Radiohead

Radiohead lands their 17th top 40 hit this week with "Nude," the second single from their acclaimed seventh album, In Rainbows, besting the #30 peak of their last single, "Jigsaw Falling Into Place." This single is notable for having been made available in all its component parts so you too can assemble them back together in whatever remixed form you can come up with. So if you bought, say, the vocal track only, does that count for a whole sale or one-fifth?

25. Break the Ice - Britney Spears

It's not out until April 14, but "Break the Ice" is making an impressive already on downloads. This is Britney's third Blackout single to hit the top 40. "Gimme More" and "Piece of Me" peaked at #3 and #2 respectively.

29. Toca's Miracle '08 - Fragma

Dance act Fragma returns to the chart this week, with a mild reworking of their 2000 #1 hit, "Toca's Miracle." The single is out Monday, so look for a top 20 placing next week.

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