Sunday, March 27, 2011

UK Singles Chart, April 2, 2011

1. Someone Like You - Adele

Adele reclaims the #1 spot with "Someone Like You," extending the single's reign at the top to 5 weeks. That's the longest a song has stayed at #1 since Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" did 5 weeks in the summer of 2008. The single sold another 82,000 copies this week, which will put it close to being the best-selling single of the year so far (it will likely be able to make the claim next week). The champion as of last week is Bruno Mars' "Grenade," which has sold over 630,000 copies. On the albums chart, Adele's 21 continues to reign supreme for a 9th consecutive week, which is the longest an album has stayed at the top consecutively since The Beatles' 1 began its 9-week run at #1 in late 2000. 21 is the best-selling album of the year with almost 1,000,000 more copies sold than #2 (Rihanna's Loud). Adele's other album, 19, is #2 this week, the third week that Adele has occupied the top 2 positions on the albums chart.

3. Just Can't Get Enough - Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas follow up their recent #1 hit, "The Time (Dirty Bit)" with their 13th top 10 hit, climbing 12 spots this week with "Just Can't Get Enough."

11. I Know Him So Well - Peter Kay & Comic Relief Presents Susan Boyle & Geraldine McQueen

A Comic Relief charity single, a remake of "I Know Him So Well," is the week's highest debut at #11. This is Susan Boyle's third top 40 hit.

12. Sweat - Snoop Dogg vs. David Guetta
15. Buzzin' Remix - Mann feat. 50 Cent
14. L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. - Noah & The Whale
16. C'mon (Catch 'em By Surprise) - Tiesto vs. Diplo feat. Busta Rhymes
19. All of the Lights - Kanye West

Lots of singles climbing in the top 20 this week. The most dramatic of this set is Kanye West's "All of the Lights," which climbs 13 notches to #19. This is the first single from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy to reach the top 20.

23. Thriller/Heads Will Roll - Glee Cast

The is the second-highest charting Glee single from the second season, just shy of the #22 peak of another mashup--"Singin' in the Rain/Umbrella."


Paul said...

i did find the video quite amusing (Peter Kaye and the Subo), but the song on it's own just makes me want to listen to Steps, the original or the Daniel Boys version!!

So thrilled for Adele. I play her album very regularly in the office!!

ww_adh said...

I'd never heard the original until now. My first exposure to it was Whitney's 1987 version. Adele's album is one that I continue to listen to regularly (and one of the few that Chris seems to enjoy as well).