Sunday, April 27, 2008

UK Singles Chart, 5/3/2008

1. 4 Minutes - Madonna and Justin Timberlake
2. Black and Gold - Sam Sparro

It's a second week at the top for Madonna, now at the summit upon the sales of the fully released single. Meanwhile, Sam Sparro rebounds to second place with "Black and Gold" Both artists have new albums out tomorrow. While Madonna is sure to grab #1 there, it will be interesting to see how well newcomer Sparro will fare on that chart.

4. Wearin' My Rolex - Wiley

Rapper Wiley, who's gotten the club treatment here, debuts at #4 on downloads with "Wearin' My Rolex." The single isn't out for another week, so expect so serious competition with Madonna for #1. Remind's me of Bodyrox's "Yeah Yeah."

8. Heartbreaker - Will.I.Am

Will.I.Am climbs into the top 10 on downloads with "Heartbreaker." This isn't the version that's supposed to be charting though. That would be a new version featuring additional vocals by Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud. That version isn't available until May 5 though, but demand for the track is so great people are buying the pre-Cheryl album version. Potentially, come the May 11 chart, both singles could appear in the top 40.

10. Heartbeat - Scouting for Girls

Several weeks after its physical release, demand for Scouting for Girl's "Heartbeat" continues to grow, this week pushing the single into the top 10 for the first time, making "Heartbeat" the band's third consecutive top 10 hit. Airplay for the track is quite strong too, which doesn't hurt.

18. Cold Shoulder - Adele

This has to be something of a disappointment. Tapped at the beginning of the year as #1 on the infamous BBC Sounds of 2008 poll, Adele isn't quite living up to expectations. While the #2 artist on that list currently has the year's biggest selling single and album (that would be Duffy of course), Adele hasn't achieved that level of success. "Cold Shoulder's" placement this week comes on the back of its physical release too, so don't expect it to go any higher. Despite it being produced by hot-producer-of-the-moment Mark Ronson, it's not a hit.

25. Trippin' on You - Cahill Featuring Nikki Belle

This is a pretty decent club track, another casuality in the dance singles backlash it seems, limping in at #25.

26. Party People - Nelly Featuring Fergie

Okay, this is already selling on downloads and its not out for like a month. Future hit in the making.

30. We Cry - The Script

This is the debut single from new Irish band The Script. It's selling on downloads this week--I'm hoping it will be top 10 next week, as its pretty decent. An interesting blend of rock and R&B.

38. Who's That Girl - Robyn

This single is out Monday. On downloads this week it becomes Robyn's 7th top 40 hit.

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