Sunday, March 01, 2009

UK Singles Chart, 3/6/2009

1. My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson

A lot of turnover in the UK singles chart this week. Leading the pack is American pop singer Kelly Clarkson, landing her first ever UK #1 hit with "My Life Would Suck Without You," debuting at #1. She is the first American Idol alum to score a #1 hit in Britain, and reclaims her title as the alum with the highest-charting UK hit, an honor Jordin Sparks took from Clarkson in July last year when she hit #3 with "No Air." Kelly's previously had four other top 10 hits, the biggest being "Since U Been Gone," which hit #5 in 2005. "My Life Would Suck Without You" hit #1 in the US a few weeks ago, and upon reaching #1 in the UK is the second single to top both country's singles charts this year, following Lady GaGa's "Just Dance."

2. Love Story - Taylor Swift

"Love Story" lands at #2, up 20 places. The American country singer's crossover release has already been a major hit in the US. 

3. Poker Face - Lady Gaga

Lady GaGa climbs 12 spots to #3, scoring her second UK top 5 hit. It's the follow-up to January's #1 hit "Just Dance," which is still in the top 10, down four places to #6 this week.

4. Dead and Gone - T.I. Featuring Justin Timberlake

T.I. and Justin climb 13 spots to #4 this week with "Dead and Gone," the follow-up to #2 hit "Live Your Life" with Rihanna. T.I. and Justin hit #2 together in 2006 on Justin's "My Love."

5. The Fear - Lily Allen

Due to all the big new releases, Lily takes a four-place tumble to #5 after spending 4 weeks at #1.

9. Whatcha Think About That - The Pussycat Dolls Featuring Missy Elliott

The Dolls and Missy are up another notch to #9 this week upon their physical release.

17. Up All Night - Take That

Take That climb 20 places to #17 this week with their upcoming single "Up All Night," out in stores tomorrow. It bears a strong resemblance to their 2007 #1 hit "Shine," but honestly I like it a lot better. It's #1 on the airplay chart this week. 

19. Gives You Hell - All-American Rejects

Speaking of airplay #1s, this single currently tops the US top 40 radio chart. It's up 4 places to #19 this week. The band's highest charting single was "Swing Swing," which hit #13 in 2003.


John said...

It's interesting that out of all the stuff you highlighted, only Take That hasn't seen a release in the States. Then again, that PCD track tanked big time.

ww_adh said...

John, I didn't even realize that Whatcha Think About That had been released as the second single in the US. What a flop. Interesting that it's taken off in the UK. As for your other comment, it seems there's very little British about the British singles chart these days. Hopefully that will change.

Matt said...

Dang, I was hoping Spaceman would climb.

Also, I really really hate the new Kelly Clarkson song.That video is hilariously bad.

ww_adh said...

I haven't seen the video, but I like My Life Would Suck Without You.