Sunday, June 14, 2009

UK Singles Chart, 6/20/2009

1. Mama Do - Pixie Lott

It's a good time for new female pop artists on the UK charts. With Agnes and Little Boots breaking out recently--and Paloma Faith due next week--this week the chart ushers in Pixie Lott with a debut #1 hit. Ms. Lott adopts the retro-pop style made big in recent years by other female pop singers like Duffy and Amy Winehouse. Wikipedia claims that Pixie Lott is the first British female artist to have her debut single hit #1 apart from reality show stars (like Leona Lewis). Interesting, can't confirm that, but if you think it's wrong, let me know.

3. Release Me - Agnes

Speaking of Agnes, whose album I praised heavily yesterday, she rebounds to #3 with "Release Me," which gets a physical release next week, putting her in strong contention for #1 along with Lott and the song at #7.

7. When Love Takes Over - David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland

This is one of those perfect club singles that comes along every once in awhile. Although many feature a pretty anonymous female voice, this one features none other than former Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland, currently starring in her own Bravo Project Runway-ripoff, The Fashion Show. Since the group split up, most of the focus has been on Beyonce, but Rowland's actually had a nice little career, particularly in the UK, where "When Love Takes Over" is her 6th top 10 hit. Due for physical release tomorrow, this is another #1 contender, along with Paloma Faith, Agnes, and this weeks #1 hit from Pixie Lott.

13. Paparazzi - Lady GaGa

It's not out until July, but Lady GaGa's third single is already hot, hot, hot. Interesting that she chose different singles for the UK ("Paparazzi") and the US ("Lovegame"). Undoubtedly both will surface in both countries eventually.

19. Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry

Katy Perry's fourth single becomes her third top 20 hit, surpassing the #27 peak of her last single, "Thinking of You," though falling short of the top 5 placings for "Hot N Cold" and "I Kissed a Girl"


rcLoy said...

Agnes, Kelly + Guetta, and Pixie is all good. But I'm hoping for Agnes cos Release Me is so fantastic as a dance pop single. Love take over is really such a summer dance anthem for this year.

Paul said...

not loving Pixie, but yes When Love Takes Over is amazing. And apparently Heartbreak Makes Me A DAncer has leaked onto itunes a week early :)

But yay for the songs creeping into the lower end of the 40! Lenka's ages old The Show and The Saturdays ages old Work :) Good songs shine through :)

ww_adh said...

rcLoy - I'd love to see Agnes at #1.

Paul - Thanks for the heads up on Freemasons. iTunes says June 21 release, but didn't stop me from buying. Cool.

Anonymous said...

Billie Piper debuted at #1 in 1998 with "Because We Want To" so the Pixie thing is definitely wrong.

ww_adh said...

You are so right! Thank you.