Sunday, July 19, 2009

UK Singles Chart, July 25, 2009

1. Beat Again - JLS

Leaping straight in at #1 are JLS, last year's X Factor runner-up act. JLS, also known as Jack the Lad Swing lost to Alexandra Burke, who promptly became quite famous with her Christmas #1 "Hallelujah." JLS are the second non X Factor winners to score a #1 hit. Chico Slimani had a #1 hit in 2006 with "It's Chico Time."

3. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas

The Black Eyes Peas make a 7-spot jump to #3. #1 is looking surer and surer. The CD single is out August 10.

7. Poppiholla - Chicane

Chicane scores a top 10 debut with "Poppiholla." The single is a bit of a rarity these days--a top 10 instrumental dance hit. The song is of course instantly familiar, being a dance reworking of Sigur Ros's "Hoppipolla," which hit #24 in 2006 and has been featured in quite a lot of advertising. This is Chicane's fourth top 10 hit, their last being "Stoned in Love," which also hit #7 back in 2006.

9. I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) - Pitbull

Pitbull climbs into the top 10. This single is out in a week.

13. Sweet Dreams - Beyonce

Beyonce makes a rather surprisingly strong leap into the top 40 at #13 with "Sweet Dreams," the fourth I Am... Sasha Fierce single. The single is due for release August 3.

17. Hush Hush; Hush Hush - The Pussycat Dolls

The Pussycat Dolls reach a new high-water mark with "Hush Hush," up 6 spots to #17 this week. A lot of singles are rebounding this week--probably because the recent run on Michael Jackson singles really wore off this week. While "Man in the Mirror" is still top 10 (at #8), he's down to just four other singles in the top 40, none of which chart any higher than #28.

21. Don't Trust Me - 3Oh!3

Upbeat pop/rock single "Don't Trust Me" debuts at #21 this week. The track recently topped the US top 40 radio chart. Look for a possible top 10 placing next week as the single hits stores tomorrow.

40. 21 Guns - Green Day

Green Day score their 22nd top 40 hit with "21 Guns," up 20 this week.


Paul said...

i feel quite depressed at having been reminded that even Chico could score a UK number one and Same Difference couldn't :/ :P

ww_adh said...

Sorry about that. Remember when Crazy Frog beat Coldplay for #1? That was another low (and a reminder that the singles chart isn't necessarily about quality).