Sunday, May 18, 2008

UK Singles Chart, 5/24/2008

1. That's Not My Name - The Ting Tings

Here's an old-fashioned chart surprise. Newcomer British pop band The Ting Tings soar to a #1 debut this week with "That's Not My Name." Released one week in advance of their debut album, We Started Nothing, the single far surpasses the performance of their first release, "Great DJ," which failed to chart when released in March. The single knocks Madonna's "4 Minutes" from #1 after 4 weeks at the top, keeping Madonna from having a single spend more than 4 weeks at the top, a feat she's scored twice before with "Into the Groove" and "Vogue."

2. Take a Bow - Rihanna

Also making a big splash near the top is Rihanna, who debuts at #2 this week with "Take a Bow," the new track added to the upcoming re-release of Good Girl Gone Bad. This is a downloads debut, and with the physical single out tomorrow, it will be a strong contender for #1 next weekend. If "Take a Bow" does hit #1, it will become her second chart-topper following last year's "Umbrella." If it doesn't, it will join Rihanna's three other #2 hits, "Pon De Replay," "SOS," and "Unfaithful," all of which spend 2 weeks at #2.

13. Warwick Avenue - Duffy

Still 2 weeks away from its physical release, Duffy keeps climbing with "Warwick Avenue." Check out the moving video.


Chris B. said...

"Warwick Avenue" has grown on me.

ww_adh said...

Isn't it good? It's my favorite song on the album.