Sunday, February 13, 2011

UK Singles Chart, February 19, 2011

1. Price Tag - Jessie J (feat. B.o.B)
2. Champion - Chipmunk (feat. Chris Brown)

What a difference the weekend makes. Friday's midweek sales report showed Chipmunk headed into #1 and Chris Brown scoring two top 5 hits as a guest on Chipmunk's track as well as his own single moving into the top 5. Well, things changed in the last couple of days, as a sales surge from Jessie J means the singer gets to stay at #1 for a second week. Can't say I'm disappointed, as "Price Tag" is a fun song, whereas "Champion" is merely passable.

So Chipmunk misses out on a second #1, but he does get his seventh top 10 hit, which isn't bad. Meanwhile Chris Brown scores his sixth top 10 hit. He's still yet to reach #1. And his latest single almost was a top 5 hit, if it wasn't for the surprise at #3.

3. Born This Way - Lady Gaga

That would be Lady Gaga. This new single was expected to be released this weekend, but because she just couldn't wait any longer, Gaga sent this out a couple days early on Friday. So with just 2 days of sales, the track manages to debut at #3, becoming her 7th top 10 hit. Surely it will be #1 next week. But that means a few songs got pushed down below where they were expected to be.

6. Yeah 3X - Chris Brown

So Chris Brown is denied a spot in the top 5 this week, as his "Yeah 3X" climbs 3 spots to #6.

11. S&M - Rihanna

Also denied a better chart placing, is Chris Brown's ex Rihanna, whose "S&M" climbs 9 notches to #11, but would have been in the top 10 if it weren't for Gaga. This gets its official release in late March though, so it will likely appear in the top 10 at some point. Her last two singles, "Only Girl" and "What's My Name," were both #1 hits.

22. Moment 4 Life - Nicki Minaj (feat. Drake)

"Moment 4 Life" climbs 33 notches into up to #22 this week, becoming Minaj's fifth top 40 hit. This is also slated for a March 20 release.

45. Niton (The Reason) - Eric Prydz

The public is apparently no longer interested in Eric Prydz, as his single misses the top 40 this week. Too bad, as I really like this song.

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