1. The Fear - Lily Allen
Lily Allen spends a second week at #1 with "The Fear." Her album, It's Not Me, It's You is out tomorrow, surely to be the week's best-selling album.
4. Crack a Bottle - Eminem Featuring Dr. Dre and 50 Cent
Eminem returns to the singles chart with "Crack a Bottle," the first single from his upcoming album Relapse. Eminem's last appearance on the chart was about 2 years ago, when he hit #32 with "You Don't Know." Slim Shady has two of his friends in tow this time, Dr. Dre, with whom he's appeared on the chart twice before, and 50 Cent, who appeared with Eminem on the aforementioned "You Don't Know." Other than that single, everything else Eminem has released under his name has been a top 10 hit, seven of which were #1s.
5. Breathe Slow - Alesha Dixon
Alesha Dixon rises another notch to #5 with "Breathe Slow." The single is out tomorrow--can it unseat Lily Allen next weekend?
8. Change - Daniel Merriweather featuring Wale
Daniel Merriweather's debut solo single enters the singles chart at #8 this week. "Change" is produced by Mark Ronson, with whom Merriweather collaborated in 2007 for "Stop Me" from Ronson's album Version. "Stop Me" was that album's first single, hitting #2. I'm surprised this single wasn't top 5, as it's pretty good and has had solid airplay support. But #8 isn't bad. Merriweather also appeared on Wiley's "Cash in My Pocket" last year.
16. Whatcha Think About That - The Pussycat Dolls Featuring Missy Elliott
The Pussycat Doll's latest single is showing signs it will be another huge hit for them. It rises 20 spots to #16 this week on digital sales--the single will come out at the end of the month. Their last single, "I Hate This Part," became their first top miss the top 10, topping out at #12 during the busy holiday season.
28. Life in Technicolor II - Coldplay
Coldplay score their third top 40 hit from Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. With no official single, I'm doubtful it will any higher. "Lost!" was similarly promoted without an official single and only peaked at #54. The band's last major hit was "Viva la Vida," their first and only #1 hit from last summer.