Tuesday, September 21, 2010

UK Singles Chart, September 25, 2010

Better late than never, as I really wanted to write up this week, but my Hot 100 design history post took awhile to finish.

1. Start without You - Alexandra Burke (feat. Laza Morgan)

Alexandra Burke spends a second week at #1, ending a streak of 1-week #1 hits that goes back to mid July. Starting with JLS's "The Club is Alive" from July 16 and ending with Olly Murs' "Please Don't Go" from 2 weeks ago, nine consecutive singles spent only 1 week at #1. That's the longest streak since early 2005, when 11 singles in a row spent a solitary week at the top. All but JLS's single are still in the top 40.

4. For the First Time - The Script

Irish pop band The Script climbs a notch to #4 after debuting last week at #5.

6. Love the Way You Lie - Eminem (feat. Rihanna)

While all those singles were vying to spend a solitary week at #1, this single never got a chance, despite spending four weeks at #2. Nevertheless, this week, "Love the Way You Lie" became the year's biggest-selling single so far, surpassing Owl City's "Fireflies."

7. DJ Got Us Falling in Love - Usher (feat. Pitbull)

Usher proves this week that just because a single debuts at #20, spends 4 weeks there, and then begins to fall, doesn't mean that it can't eventually become a top 10 hit. "DJ Got Us Falling in Love" climbs 7 notches this week to #7, becoming Usher's 14th top 10 hit.

10. Impossible - Shontelle

Shontelle scores her second top 10 hit with "Impossible," her recent US hit.

28. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love - Manic Street Preachers

Remember when Manic Street Preachers were good for a top 2 hit? That day has passed, as "(It's Not War) Just the End of Love" debuts at #28 to become the lowest charting first single from an MSP album since their first album 19 years ago...back when they weren't famous yet.

30. Misery - Maroon 5

That day has come a lot quicker for Maroon 5, who see "Misery," the first single from their third album, debut at a measly #30. Their second album's first single, "Makes Me Wonder," hit #2. Ouch.


Paul said...

can we not swap the script and maroon 5's chart placings? BAH!

ww_adh said...

Sorry. I actually like The Script's song, although I don't think I'll be getting their album this time. I wasn't blown away by the first one, and I imagine this one is similar.