Monday, September 06, 2010

UK Singles Chart, September 11, 2010

1. Please Don't Let Me Go - Olly Murs

Another week, another #1 hit on the UK singles chart, as "Please Don't Let Me Go" becomes the ninth consecutive new #1 hit in 9 weeks. Olly Murs was runner-up to Joe McElderry in last year's X Factor. Following JLS's "Beat Again" last year, this is the second year the X Factor runner-up has put out a #1 hit before the winner (not considering the obligatory "victory" single). The single is pretty decent--an upbeat, reggae-kissed pop ditty.

2. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry

Murs keeps Katy Perry from scoring another #1 hit with "Teenage Dream," The title track from her new album, which debuts at #1 on the albums chart this week. Perry's last single, "California Gurls" was the last #1 hit to spend more than 1 week at #1. Her new single is also #2 in the US this week, where I believe it will likely be #1 next week.

7. You Took My Heart - Pepper & Piano

Ah, reality shows. Always a good source of short-lived pop singles. Here's the latest, Pepper & Piano, a duo created for the British reality competition show, Must Be the Music. This must have really made an impression to become a top 10 hit.

17. DJ Got Us Falling in Love - Usher feat. Pitbull

Usher's "DJ Got Us Falling in Love" has been on the chart for 7 weeks, but this is its highest peak yet. The song spent 4 consecutive weeks at #20--a rather impressive feat--before falling the last couple weeks. Now it rebounds up 7 to #17.

24. Make You Feel My Love - Adele

Two years after it was first a top 40 hit, Adele's "Make You Feel My Love" manages a return, fueled by her recent performance on X Factor. It actually manages to eclipse the single's original #26 peak to land a bit higher at #24.

71. Why Don't You Love Me? - Beyonce

Almost 2 years on and Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce is still generating singles. This one was a pre-order bonus and then later added to the album's re-release. It's a pretty fun song actually, which managed to hit #1 on the US dance chart (a feat achieved by six of the album's singles). In total, this is the 9th track from the album to appear on the UK singles chart:

#1 If I Were a Boy
#7 Single Ladies
#72 Diva (not an official release)
#4 Halo
#5 Sweet Dreams
#27 Broken-Hearted Girl
#58 Video Phone
#60 Ego (feat. Kanye West) (not an official release)
#71 Why Don't You Love Me


J.Mensah said...

Just a heads up: Next week Soulja Boy/Keri Hilson's "Turn My Swag On" is gonna debut or re-enter really high cause a girl called Cher Loyd sang on X Factor for her audition... just incase your surprised.

ww_adh said...

Hey there! Haven't heard from you for awhile. How was your trip? It will be interesting to see what does well b/c of X Factor this fall. Is it true that they are going to release the contestants' performances as singles? That's been the case for American Idol, although they weren't allowed to chart (very strange and not sure how that was arranged).

J.Mensah said...

It was... decent. Thank you! :) I missed London a lot. I spent most time writing reviews--Finally had time to review that Janelle Monae album. I'm not sure about the single being released... I don't like that idea.

Have you heard the new Brandon Flowers album? I just reviewed it, I love it!

ww_adh said...

No, not yet. I'll probably get it next week (it has a 9/14 US release). There's so much coming out. This week I'm getting Hurts, Robyn, and Interpol.