Monday, February 16, 2009

UK Singles Chart 2/21/2009

1. The Fear - Lily Allen

Lily Allen tops the UK singles chart for a third week with "The Fear," making it now her longest running #1 hit. It's the third single in a row to top the chart for 3 weeks, following Alexandra Burke's "Hallelujah" and Lady GaGa's "Just Dance." While the competition heats up for the next chart--with new singles out by U2, Beyonce, Britney Spears and Gary Go--I wouldn't rule out a fourth week at the top for Allen. She reigns supreme on the UK airplay chart for a third week as well and debuts at #1 on the albums chart.

3. Breathe Slow - Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon climbs two spots to #3, likely the peak position for "Breathe Slow," which got its CD single release last week.

7. Single Ladies - Beyonce

Back up two spots to #7 is Beyonce's "Single Ladies." The track has charted no higher, but next weekend could benefit from its full CD release. Expect it to go top 5.

8. Omen - The Prodigy

Remember in the '90s when techno was going to be the next big thing? It never happened in the US (not really), but it did make some headway in the UK, particularly with The Prodigy, who had two #1 hits in the late '90s, "Firestarter" and "Breathe." While they haven't been very active in the '00s, they are putting out their fifth album soon and "Omen" is their first top 10 hit in 7 years.

21. I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris - Morrissey

Fans hoping this would be Morrissey's big comeback will be disappointed; however, it is the former Smiths member's 34th top 40 hit, which isn't bad.

40. Spaceman - The Killers

If this goes no higher I'm going to be very disappointed. This a really fantastic song--better, in my opinion, than "Human," which was a huge hit. This deserves to be as well.


Matt said...

I'm really upset with Spaceman's charting. It's a fantastic and catchy pop tune, and deserves to be much higher. Maybe it will take a while to catch on, I don't know, but hopefully it gets more attention.

That being said, Dustland Fairytale would have been a far better single. It could have capitalized on all the success of that "Love Story" song.

ww_adh said...

I'm really not into "Love Story." I'm glad you agree about Spaceman. "Dustland Fairytale" is pretty good--maybe it will be a future single.

Matt said...

Yeah, I don't really like Love Story (or any Taylor Swift), but it's certainly popular.

I could really see Dustland being a single. Everyone seems to like it from the reviews that i've read, so maybe it'll be single 3.