Sunday, July 11, 2010

UK Singles Chart, July 17, 2010

1. The Club Is Alive - JLS

JLS (aka Jack the Lad Swing) scores their third #1 hit with "The Club Is Alive," the first single from the group's second album. Opinion on this single seems to be mixed. Interpolating "The Sound of Music" from the classic musical of stage and screen is more than a little cheesy, having replace "hills" with "club." Goofy lyrics aside, the electro-pop melody is pretty catchy. Still, I expect this will burn out quickly unlike their previous #1 hits, "Beat Again" and "Everybody in Love," which hung around the chart for some time each.

4. Love the Way You Lie - Eminem feat. Rihanna

"Love the Way You Lie" follows Eminem's last single, "Not Afraid" into the top 5 as it climbs two spots this week. Eminem seems to like having #4 singles--if this goes no higher, it would be his 7th.

5. We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool vs. DCUP

Here's an unusual chart hit--An Australian band takes a sample of the 1956 Italian song "Tu vuò fà l'americano" and turns it into an international dance club smash. It's already been #1 all over Europe and top 5 in their native Australia.

7. My First Kiss - 3Oh!3 feat. Ke$ha

Got enough needless punctuation for you? 3Oh!3, who appeared on Ke$ha's recent #11 hit "Blah Blah Blah," now host her on their new single "My First Kiss," which follows "Starstrukk" to be their second top 10 hit. Although Ke$ha's had only one top 10 hit on her own ("Tik Tok") this is the third time she's been there as a featured artist on another act's hit single.

12. Pack Up - Eliza Doolittle

British singer Eliza Doolittle scores her second top 40 hit, 10 notches higher than the #22 peak of her first, "Skinny Genes." She sounds an awful lot like Lily Allen, doesn't she?

24. Prayin' - Plan B

Plan B climbs 12 notches with "Prayin'," the third single from his album The Defamation of Strickland Banks and follow-up to #3 hit "She Said." It gets a physical release July 26.

33. I Am Who I Am / Secret Love - Lee Ryan

Is anyone still interested in Lee Ryan, the former member of boyband Blue? Apparently not, as his latest double A-side single limps onto the chart at #33. It's the first single from his second album, Confessions. Similarly, I doubt anyone will be really interested to hear what Mr. Ryan has to confess.


J.Mensah said...


ww_adh said...

That face can only mean one thing--you are one of the 84,283 people who absolutely adore "The Club Is Alive" so much that you rushed out and bought it the first week it was available so you could listen to it nonstop 24/7 from now until the end of eternity!

J.Mensah said...

You're not funny :(

Paul said...

Poor Lee. Let this be a lesson to JLS should they continue to spew out the increasingly annoying Club is Alive twaddle!! (Which i shamefully admit i once was partial too!) Lee was all busy tweeting about how the record company wouldn't release his album now. apparently only a few people will care. Onto the Blue reunion then!!

rcLoy said...

Bet that crappy JLS song won't stay at #1 for long, hell be gone get out of top 5! Ergh. When something as good as All The Lovers can't make it to the top and that kinda crappy stuff can head on straight to #1 piss me off! Hahaha