Sunday, January 16, 2011

UK Singles Chart, January 22, 2011

1. Grenade - Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars' second solo single, "Grenade" tops the singles chart this week with a rather solid 150,000 copies sold, an amazing haul for a January single. The only #1 hit last year that wasn't a charity or Christmas release that moved that many copies was Cheryl Cole's "Promise This." When adding his appearance on B.o.B's "Nothin' on You," this is Bruno Mars' third turn at the top. All three of his UK chart-toppers also hit #1 in the US, where he is also #1 this week with this single.

2. Do It Like a Dude

Jessie J makes a three-spot jump to #2. She's had a pretty impressive climb since first debuting with this single in late November. With this, she matches the highest chart peak of the BBC Sounds of 2010 winner Ellie Goulding, who hit #2 late last year with "Your Song," which fell out of the top 10 this week.

6. Who's that Chick - David Guetta (feat. Rihanna)

New peak for "Who's that Chick," which climbs 4 spots this week. Since Rihanna's "Only Girl" falls out of the top 10 this week, the singer must be content with having only two top 10 hits this week. Pity the poor girl.

7. Make You Feel My Love - Adele

It seems this single's popularity cannot be squelched, as it returns to the top 10 for a fourth time since October. It's spent 19 weeks in the top 40 now, making it Adele's most enduring hit, ahead of the 14 weeks she spent in the top 40 with "Chasing Pavements." Let's hope it doesn't overshadow her brilliant new single, "Rolling in the Deep," out tomorrow.

10. Eyes Wide Shut - JLS

Fans who can't wait for the release of JLS's new single are buying the album version, sending "Eyes Wide Shut" into the top 10 ahead of its release in mid-February. Since the single version is different--containing a guest appearance by Tinie Tempah not heard on the album--they will surely buy it again.

11. Invincible - Tinie Tempah (feat. Kelly Rowland)

Speaking of Tinie Tempah, his new single refuses to die, climbing another notch to a new peak at #11 this week. It's certainly been good for Kelly Rowland, who has yet to see a release for her third album, now shelved for sometime in 2011, since its singles have charted so poorly.

25. Telephone - Glee Cast
35. Empire State of Mind - Glee Cast

The second season of Glee has finally arrived in Britain, meaning its time for Glee songs to appear in the top 40 again. Both of these singles reached the US top 40, along with "Billionaire," which is #48, and "Listen," which is #51. I'll be particularly interested to see how high the two biggest hits of the season so far can chart--"Teenage Dream" and "Forget You."

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