Sunday, October 03, 2010
UK Singles Chart, October 9, 2010
1. Written in the Stars - Tinie Tempah (feat. Eric Turner)
British rapper scores his second #1 hit with "Written in the Stars," this time featuring vocalist Eric Turner (whoever that is--he sounds kind of like Enrique Iglesias). Tinie Tempah is the 6th artist to score a second #1 hit this year. Since 2000, there have been 3 years where seven artists hit #1 at least twice--2000, 2001, and last year (which included two artists that hit #1 three times, Black Eyed Peas and Lady GaGa). Going back as far as 1995, there hasn't been a year where 8 artists had 2 or more #1s. During that time only one artist scored 4 #1 hits in one calendar year, Westlife in 1999.
3. Let the Sun Shine - Labrinth
Labrinth produced Tinie Tempah's first two hits, but this week the producer and artist were competitors for the top of the chart. Ultimately Labrinth must settle for #3 with "Let the Sun Shine."
4. Make You Feel My Love - Adele
We've yet to see any performers from this year's X Factor appear on the chart, but they are still having an affect, as Adele's "Make You Feel My Love," vaults dramatically from #102 to #4, scoring a new peak for the single, making it the singer's second-highest charting hit after "Chasing Pavements." The single initially peaked at #26 in 2008. Just a few weeks ago, following its first appearance on X Factor, it hit a new peak at #24. Now it significantly improves up that--quite spectacularly in fact.
8. Heartbeat - Enrique Iglesias (feat. Nicole Scherzinger)
Ricky and Nicki climb five spots to #8 with "Heartbeat," becoming his 8th top 10 hit and her second following her featured appearance on Diddy's "Come to Me."
9. Katy on a Mission - Katy B
I just want to point out that after 6 weeks, Katy B's "Katy on a Mission" is still in the top 10, despite it sounding like the kind of single that would debut at #15 and fall like a stone afterwards. Kind of cool, since it's a fun song, and it's been growing on me.
12. Get Outta My Way - Kylie Minogue
Not enough other artists heeded Kylie's command this week, as too few singles gave way to allow this to hit the top 10. Tragic, I think, since it's a great song. Not since her 1994 album Kylie Minogue has she put out a second single following a top 10 hit that failed to follow suit.
36. Ill Behaviour - Danny Byrd (feat. I-Kay)
Dance musician Danny Byrd debuts at #36 with "Ill Behaviour," which wouldn't have caught my eye except for the fact that it samples Wildchild's "Renegade Master," which, in a remixed version from the 1995 original, hit #3 in early 1998 on the first UK top 40 chart I ever listened to.
Next week: A major chart battle is in the works. Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow's "Shame" is released, which would seem like an easy #1, if it weren't for that fact that it goes against Cee Lo Green's "Fuck You," which has been the #1 song on UK radio the last 2 weeks (in its "Forget You" version of course).
Posted by Cook In / Dine Out at 7:50 PM