Sunday, June 05, 2011

UK Singles Chart, June 11, 2011

1. Give Me Everything - Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer

Pitbull spends a third week at #1 with "Give Me Everything," only the third single so far this year to lodge that much time in the top spot. Both of the prior two--Adele's "Someone Like You" and LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem"--both went on to spend a fourth week at #1.

2. I Need a Dollar - Aloe Blacc
3. Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan

Most of the songs that have been popular on the British singles chart this year have also been hits in the US. These two singles are notable exceptions. As far as I know, neither have been promoted much in the US yet. I'd say they could be contenders for #1 next week, although Coldplay's new single may prevent that (we'll see--Coldplay doesn't exactly have a strong record of #1s).

6. What a Feeling - Alex Gaudino feat. Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland continues to show she can nab hits so long as she's paired up with another hot act--either from hip-hop or dance pop. David Guetta, in particular, has given her a #1 hit with "When Love Takes Over" and a top 10 hit last year, "Commander." This time she's paired up with Italian DJ Alex Gaudino, giving Rowland her 8th top 10 hit while scoring his third.

8. California King Bed - Rihanna

Rihanna scores her 18th top 10 hit as "California King Bed" climbs 12 notches to #8. It's the fourth top 10 hit from her fifth album, Loud, which is the most top 10 hits she's launched off an album without the benefit of a re-release (her 2007 album, Good Girl Gone Bad, had three top 10 hits and then two more with new songs off its 2008 special edition).

10. I'm Into You - Jennifer Lopez feat. Lil Wayne

Jennifer Lopez scores her 16th top 10 hit, up three notches this week and just three rungs above her previous release, #1 single "On the Floor," which drops a notch to #13. The track gives Lil Wayne a rare top 10 hit. He's never had one on his own, and as far I can tell, has only appeared in the top 10 twice before--on Destiny's Child's "Soldier" (#4 in 2005) and on Jay Sean's "Down" (#3 in 2009).

11. Nobody's Perfect - Jessie J

A bit of a rebound for this one, up three spots, but not enough to send it back into the top 10. Compared with "Do It Like a Dude" and "Price Tag," which were such big hits, this single isn't nearly on par. Time will tell whether that's a one-off or a correction.

21. Notorious - The Saturdays

Drops like a stone--down 13 this week. Further proof that their time may be done unless they can make up for this poor single with an excellent follow-up.

26. One Big Family - Templecloud

I discovered this great single this week. It debuted at #24 last week, and drops just a bit this week. Really gorgeous, epic pop song. I'd love to see this really catch on. A bit Adele-like, but has its own charms for sure.

34. Make You Feel My Love - Adele

Adele's third single from 21, "Set Fire to the Rain," was added to Radio 1's playlist within the last couple weeks. It's a really fantastic song. Yet it's not the single Adele enters the top 40 with this week, but rather another turn for this oldie, which refuses to die.

40. Love Love - Take That

Usually when a single falls 42 notches over the course of 2 weeks, you can rest assured that it's over. Yet, "Love Love" inexplicably rebounds 17 notches to reappear in the top 40 this week. Not that I mind, as I'm sure you're all aware I'm a Take That fan. What's behind it? The movie coming out? Some appearance?


Paul said...

Notorious is ghastly - yet it shows up on my chart because i keep bloody hearing it so often and then giving it a chance because i keep thinking, ooo it can't be that bad.

It is.

ww_adh said...

Too bad, isn't it? I think "Higher" is my favorite song of theirs.