Maroon 5 top the singles chart for the first time after eight years. Justin Bieber has his first UK number one album.
Maroon 5 have their first number one single and Justin Bieber tops the albums chart for the first time.
Eight years after they first hit the charts with Harder To Breathe Maroon 5 get their first number one single with Payphone. The follow-up to the million-selling Moves Like Jagger was always likely to do well and they became a near shoo-in for number one when a fake version hit the top ten last week. The song is available in versions with and without Wiz Khalifa with the latter version having remained on top of the iTunes chart all week. It is their 11th top 40 single and the fifth to make the top five (and the top ten for that matter). Wiz Khalifa first hit the chart last year with Black And Yellow and it is his first number one as well. Maroon 5’s new album Overexposed (a term some people might apply to Moves Like Jagger) is released tomorrow (Monday 25). Predictably the fake version of Payphone has fallen out of the top 40.
There have been many songs with some version of the word telephone in the title with a string of top ten hits in the late 1970s - Telephone Line (ELO, 1977), Telephone Man (Meri Wilson, 1977), Hanging On The Telephone (Blondie, 1978) and Hello This Is Joanie (The Telphine Answering Machine Song) (Paul Evans, 1978). The only previous phone song to top the chart is Lady GaGa’s Telephone in 2009.
Last week’s number one form Cheryl slips to number two after just a week at the top despite achieving the highest first week sales for any single so far this year. Flo Rida falls one place to number three. Thus fake versions of two of the top three songs have reached the top 40 in recent weeks.
Girl band Stooshe had their chart debut earlier this year with Love Me which reached number five. Their new single Black Heart goes one better by entering at number four. Whether this effort hangs around in the top 40 for more than the five weeks achieved by its predecessor remains to be seen.
Coldlay & Rihanna’s Princess Of China falls one place to number five. Paloma Faith climbs back into the top ten at number 10 with Picking Up The Pieces.
The Maroon 5 and Stooshe songs are the only new entries into the top 40 this week. The only other new entry in Wednesday’s update was a version of The Beatles’ Birthday recorded by Paul Weller to mark Paul McCartney’s 70th birthday on Monday. However, the song was only available for 24 hours so it is no surprise that it is not in the final chart. If anyone is wondering whether he will be performing the song at Jodrell Bank tonight (Sunday), the answer is no. The show has been cancelled because of the atrocious weather.
While there are just the two new entries, there are four re-entries. Justin Bieber’s Boyfriend is back at number 31 after the release of his album this week. Sadly Azealia Banks’ was only out of the chart for a week and 212 is back at number 37. David Guetta & Sia’s Titanium is also back, at number 39, just a week after dropping out. Florence + The Machine’s Shake It Out returns at number 40 after a price reduction on the largest download site in the UK.
Katy Perry’s Wide Awake climbs 19 places to number 12. Avicii’s Silhouettes also reaches a new peak, rising four places to number 22.
Titanium’s return sees it regain its crown as the longest running single in the chart as its run reaches a total of 25 weeks. Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know moves on to 24 weeks while Sia also features on the third longest runner as Wild Ones (with Flo Rida) hits the 20 week mark.
Among the songs leaving the chart Lawson’s number four hit When She Was Mine drops out after a run of just three weeks.
While the race for the top of the singles chart was a one-horse race the battle at the top of the albums chart was a rather closer affair. In Wednesday’s update Justin Bieber was reported to be just a few thousand copies ahead of Cheryl. Friday’s update still had Justin in the lead but the OCC teased us by not revealing whether the gap had increased or narrowed.
In the end it is Canadian teenager Justin Bieber who triumphs. For all his worldwide success Believe is his first number one in the singles or albums chart in the UK. It is his second regular studio album with a remixes album and a Christmas album both having charted briefly since his debut My World.
Cheryl, then, has to settle for the number two spot with her third album A Million Lights following number one hits with her two previous releases. She therefore makes it a number two double this week. It is to be hoped that husband Ashley doesn’t make it a hat-trick of runner-up positions for the Coles against Italy tonight.
Paloma Faith moves back up to number three, continuing to benefit from her Graham Norton appearance. Emeli Sande moves back up two to number six and Amy McDonald falls to number five. After three weeks at the top Gary Barlow falls to number six - or number nine after adding 50% tax.
The albums chart is not quite as quiet as the singles chart this week but there are only five new entries. The third, at number 11, is the fourth album from Carrie Underwood, Blown Away. She won American Idol in 2005 but has not reached the top 75 before now, a reflection of the general unpopularity of country music in the UK. She has come out in favour of gay marriage, a controversial statement for an American, christian country singer.
Reverend and the Makers made their chart debut in 2007 with the brilliant single Heavyweight Champion Of The World. Their main claim to fame at the time was that their singer Jon McClure’s brother Chris was the bloke on the cover of fellow Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys’ debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. That single reached the top ten but they have never really built on that success. Their third album, @Reverend_Makers is the first chart album to be named after a band’s Twitter account and is a new entry at number 16. The album seems to be an attempt to revive their fortunes by being more accessible than 2009’s A French Kiss In The Chaos but it looks like they may have blown their chances of a long career.
It seems that barely a week goes by without an album by a band who made their name in the 1990s, split up and re-formed at some point. This week it is the turn of The Smashing Pumpkins from Chicago. Their big breakthrough came with the brilliant single Disarm from their second album Siamese Dream which just missed out on a top ten place in 1994. The album had debuted at number four the previous year but did not trouble the top 40 compilers for long. Their next album, the cornily-titled Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness, also reached number four and hung around for a little longer. It also gave them their first top ten single with Tonight, Tonight. They only had one more top ten single, in 1997, with the appropriately-titled The End Is The Beginning Of The End. They split up in 2000 before re-forming five years later. Oceania is their third album to be released since then and it is a new entry at number 19.
The five new entries are easily outnumbered by a whopping nine re-entries. The highest is Apocalyptic Love from Guns ‘n’ Roses’ guitarist Slash. The album first charted at the end of last month when it was only available for download. It is now back at a new peak of number 12 and has had vocalist Myles Kennedy added as a credited artist.
One Direction’s Up All Night is back at number 26 and Nicki Minaj re-enters at number 28 with Pink Friday - Roman Reloaded. David Guetta’s Nothing But the Beat returns at number 31, one place ahead of Train’s California 37. Olly Murs is back at number 35, Bruno Mars at 36 and the Best Of Stereophonics is at number 37. Drake is at number 39 with Katy Perry at 40.
Published on: 2012-06-24 by BuzzJack.com Suedehead2
|| 871 Views