1. Right Round - Flo Rida Featuring K3$ha
2. Just Can't Get Enough - The Saturdays
It was a real battle for the UK #1 this week. Early in the week, The Saturdays had the lead, but late in the week Flo Rida and Ke$sha pulled ahead, in the end outselling the girl group by about 8000 copies, giving Flo his first #1 hit. He came close about a year ago when "Low" hit #2, kept from #1 by Estelle and Kanye West's "American Boy."
In second place then are The Saturdays with "Just Can't Get Enough." It's the band's fourth consecutive top 10 hit, each of which has placed higher than the previous--#8 for "If This Is Love," #5 for "Up," #4 for "Issues" and now #2. That they didn't reach #1 is a bit shocking, considering that the single is this year's Comic Relief charity single. The last time an official Comic Relief single missed #1 was when Right Said Fred's 1993 release, "Stick It Out," hit #3.
Finally, this week's chart shows clearly that the '80s influence in today's pop music is still alive and strong, with "Right Round" drawing heavily on Dead or Alive's 1985 #1 hit "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" and The Saturdays doing a straight up remake of Depeche Mode's top 10 from 1981.
3. Poker Face - Lady GaGa
4. My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson
While Kelly Clarkson takes a tumble from #1, Lady GaGa's "Poker Face" manages to be the only single from last week's top 3 to appear there this week.
13. Beautiful - Akon Featuring Colby O'Donis
Akon's latest single looks set to not follow his last hit, "Right Now (Na Na Na)" into the top 10, rising 17 spots to #13 with its physical release.
14. Up All Night - Take That
Take That may be "up" all night, but their latest single is definitely down, climbing a mere 3 places with its physical release to #14. While "Patience," "Shine," and "Rule the World" were major hits, their Circus releases aren't faring as well. "Greatest Day" was a #1, but it was nearly the seller that "Patience" was, and that album's second single "Shine" was also a big #1--and like "Patience" a Brit Award winner (making Beautiful World the only album ever to contain two tracks that won the Best British Single Brit award).
29. Revelry - Kings of Leon
Here's another follow-up single to chart surprisingly low; however, here it may be due to the enduring popularity of their last two hits, which are still on the chart--higher even than their new single, with "Use Somebody" at #11 this week and "Sex on Fire" at #22.
31. Weight of the World - Lemar
Lemar's chart fortunes seem to be drying up, with his latest single limping in at #31. Remember when he had top 10 hits?
40. Halo - Beyonce
Beyonce debuts at #40 this week--over a month away from her single's physical release. Like Kings of Leon, she's got 3 entries in the top 40 this week, with "Single Ladies" at #17 and "If I Were a Boy" at #39.
58. Let It Go - Will Young
Finally, let's pull out our sad violins for Will Young, who manages to miss the top 40 all together this week with his latest single "Let It Go." I'm really scratching my head over why his popularity has dried up so much lately. Anyone want to venture a guess why? His 2003 and 2005 albums were pretty good hitmakers, but Let It Go's singles have not performed well, with "Changes" managing only #10 and "Grace" a dismal #33. "Let It Go" is Will's first single to miss the top 40.