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The Live Lounge All Stars top the chart
One charity record makes way for another as the Radio 1 Live Lounge All Stars' version of the Foo Fighters' Times Like These tops the singles chart. Dua Lipa returns to the top of the albums chart.

The Live Lounge All Stars top the singles chart with their Foo Fighters cover. Dua Lipa returns to the top of the albums chart.

It was deja vu all over again in the singles chart this week as The Weeknd once again found his Blinding Lights song up against a charity single for the number one spot. Last week it was Tom Moore and Michael Ball providing the competition with their cover of You’ll Never Walk Alone; this week it was the Radio 1 Live Lounge All Stars and their version of the Foo Fighters song Times Like These. In a further rerun of last week, the charity single took an early lead. Unlike last week, though, The Weeknd took the lead later in the week and looked set for an easy win.

However, the news that the Live Lounge All Stars were struggling to make it to the top sparked some of the stars involved - and Radio 1 - into action to encourage people to download the song. As happened last week, that campaign worked and Dua Lipa, Dan Smith and many others have this week’s number one after entering at number five last week.

That leaves The Weeknd at number two for another week with the still-excellent Blinding Lights. Its streams have been in decline for the last three weeks which means it will now be back on the Accelerated Chart Ratio (ACR) and the value of its streams will be halved. It is, therefore, highly unlikely to become the first song to go to number one four times in a single chart run. That said, a combination of one-offs such as charity singles getting a single week at number one and the enduring popularity of the biggest songs could see someone else achieve that milestone in the next year or two.

Saint Jhn remains at number three with Roses and Drake is still at number four with Toosie Slide. Roses will also be on ACR for next week so we have to hope that something else comes along to prevent Drake from getting another number one.

After nine weeks in the top forty, Powfu and Beabadoobee climb into the top five at number five with the wonderful Death Bed (Coffee For Your Head). It is hardly a surprise that the song is largely now known as Coffee For Your Head. Is it too much to hope that this could be the song to keep Drake off the top?

After spending his 100th birthday yesterday (Thursday) at the top of the chart, Tom Moore, along with Michael Ball and the NHS Voices Of Care Choir, falls all the way to number 21 with You’ll Never Walk Alone.

KSI gets his second top forty hit of the year with Houdini at number six. It beats his previous highest chart position of number ten achieved by Down Like That last year. He is joined by Tion Wayne and Swarmz. Wayne and Swarmz previously worked together on Bally which reached number 32 last year. Swarmz also reached number 32 with Motorola but this is the first time he has ventured any higher. Tin Wayne has also had a second number 32 hit as well as two number seven hits. He too reaches a new peak this week.

Having decided to collaborate on a project, there is some logic to Travis Scott and Scott Mescudi (better known as Kid Cudi) calling themselves The Scotts. Calling themselves Travis Scott and Kid Cudi Present The Scotts just seems silly. To add to the confusion, their first single is called The Scotts. The song enters at number eleven.

Travis Scott and Kid Cudi Presents The Scotts is, however, not the silliest name to make its first appearance in the chart this week. That title surely goes to a producer who glories in the name 220 Kid. According to his Spotify biography, the name refers to the fact that he one ran 200 miles in bright pink trousers to raise money for charity. He enters at number 38 with Don’t Need Love. He is joined by Gracey whose fund-raising exploits are unknown.

My home city of Brighton is one of many places in the UK with a lively music scene. Live music venues across the country have been struggling to survive in recent years for a number of reasons, including developers building new homes next door and then forcing the venues to install expensive new sound-proofing. The current health crisis has made things even more difficult for such venues as they have been forced to close with no immediate prospect of being able to reopen.

Here in Brighton, a number of small venues have got together to plead for help. Without that help, the fear is that one or more of them may go out of business. One of those venues is the Hope And Ruin in the city centre. They played host to a very early appearance by The 1975 - a performance that was witnessed by just four paying customers.

The subsequent success of The 1975 is part of the point. I have seen a number of acts in similar venues and have then watched as they went on to achieve huge success. Among those acts have been Radiohead, Suede, PJ Harvey and half of Supergrass. If these venues disappear, it will be a lot harder for bands to establish themselves in the future.

Returning to The 1975 (yes, there is a point to the last bit), they enter at number fourteen with If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know). It is their 22nd top 75 hit and they beat their previous highest peak - achieved by The Sound in 2016 - by one place. Their 22 top hits without entering the top ten outdoes Super Furry Animals’ 21 although the gloriously quirky Welsh band have had nineteen top forty hits to The 1975’s ten.

Juice Wrld gets his second posthumous hit, following a featured artist slot on Eminem’s number one Godzilla, with Righteous at number 26. It remains to be seen whether there are sufficient songs in the vaults for this to be part of a posthumous album.

It sometimes seemed as if it would never happen but this week Lewis Capaldi’s Someone You Loved has left the top forty. It started its 66 week run back in January 2019 when Ava Max was at number one with Sweet But Psycho. Amanda Koci (as Ava Max was known in her formative years) has struggled to repeat the success of Sweet But Psycho with just one further top forty hit last year. After just missing out on a top forty place for the last three weeks, Kings & Queens climbs to number 39 this week. As well as Someone You Loved, Before You Go has also dropped out of the top forty meaning that the broadcast part of the chart is without the self-deprecating Scot for well over a year.

In addition to Lewis Capaldi losing his constant presence in the top forty singles, his album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, seems to have lost its status as the “default number one album, the one that returns to the top whenever there is no new release strong enough to enter at number one. For now at least, that position has been taken by Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia which goes back to number one this week. Her Don’t Stop Now single gets a 25th week in the top ten, a record for a UK female solo artist. It too goes on to ACR next week so a 26th week is highly improbable.

Lewis Capaldi remains at number two, one place ahead of fellow Scot Gerry Cinnamon whose The Bonny album falls to number three after a week at the summit.

Regular viewers of Pointless will know that it is a good idea to remember lists of people who have had number one albums or singles. The best ones to remember tend to be acts who only ever had one chart-topper or acts who went to number one with a compilation album long after their most successful period. If the question-setters reach the point where they have exhausted questions on number ones and move on to the wider chart. If, then, contestants are asked to name arists who have had a top ten album in both the 2010s and 2020s, my advice at the moment would be to answer Tom Misch.

If your response to the above paragraph is “Who on Earth is Tom Misch”, that proves my point. The jazz musician and producer had a top ten album in 2018 with Geography and this week enters at number four with What Kinda Music, a collaboration with Yussef Dayes, a drummer and producer.

Billie Eilish climbs back up two places to number five with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We All Go. It has now spent 21 weeks in the top five, nine behind Lewis Capaldi’s album.

Geography is one of just three new entries in the albums chart this week as new releases continue to be held back while record shops remain closed and the scope for promotion is severely limited. The second of them comes from American rock band Trivium whose name could have been an attempt to convince people that the word was the singular form of trivia. In fact, it appears to be related to their claim that their music is a blend of metalcore, melodic death metal and thrash metal. Most people would probably struggle to explain the difference between the three genres. They get their seventh top forty placing from nine releases with What The Dea Men Say at number twelve. Their vocalist Matt Heafy should not be confused with The 1975’s Matt Healy.

American singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams released her first album in 1979 but had to wait until 2007 before, at the age of 54, she broke into the UK top forty for the first time with her ninth album, West. Her fifteenth album, Good Souls Better Angles, brings her tally of top forty albums in the UK up to four as a new entry at number 30.

Following the success of the Live Lounge All Stars cover of their 2003 hit Times Like These, Foo Fighters’ Greatest Hits set returns to the top forty at number eighteen, its highest position since autumn 2017. It is one of twelve greatest hits sets in the top forty this week as people continue to respond to the lockdown by buying and streaming old, familiar music. That number includes David Bowie’s Legacy collection which re-enters at number 36. Old music is also represented by the return of Oasis’s Definitely Maybe at number 37. Their second album, (What’s The Story) Morning Glory, is at number 26 having returned to the top forty in March.

Travis Scott’s Astroworld album jumps back into the top forty at number sixteen. The whole of the bottom five are re-entries. David Bowie and Oasis are joined by Eminem’s Music To Be Murdered By at number 38, Juice Wrld’s Goodbye And Good Riddance at 39 and XXXTentacion’s Question Mark at 40.
Published on: 2020-05-01 by Suedehead2 || 2701 Views
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1 May 2020 - 19:00
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worth mentioning The Rolling Stones enter at 63 with their best record in 8 years (if not 37 years!) with the Lockdown track Living In A Ghost Town. Aged between 72 and 78 it seems unlikely that any band will beat that record with new material (oldest band to make the singles chart) nor have a span of hits greater than two months short of 57 years. I can't recall any solo act beating that either, even Macca can only manage 53 years including Beatles stuff. Anyone else I've forgotten?

Vera Lynn doesn't count as it's an old recording, and neither does Cliff for the same reasons.

1 May 2020 - 20:35
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I've never been a massive Stones fan but I do like their new track.

True story - I was talking to a young (early to mid-twenties) colleague on the bus a couple months ago (when talking to people on the bus was allowed). The discussion got round to music, inevitably with me! When I mentioned "The Stones^, he thought I meant the Stone Roses!
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hah! As if anyone has ever referred to Stone Roses as The Stones... biggrin.gif Maybe he just assumed you were far too young to be referring to The Rolling Stones smile.gif

I guess it's the equivalent (thinks back for a comparison when I was early 20's) of me being aware of 20's acts like errr Louis Armstrong, Rudy Vallee, Maurice Chevalier, Al Jolsen, Gershwin, Paul Robeson, Hoagy Carmichael, Irving Berlin, and songs like Swanee, Rhapsody In Blue, Bye Bye Blackbird, Yes Sir Thats My Baby, Baby Face, April Showers, Singin The Blues, Singin In The Rain, Tip Toe Through The Tulips, I Wanna Be Loved By You, Charmaine and many many others including the fab song which is in my charts this very week in a brand new version: Blue Skies heart.gif (along with one of your flop BJSC tracks)laugh.gif
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