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Still not talking about Bruno at number one
The Disney song We Don't Talk About Bruno remains at number one. Olly Alexander, aka Years & Years has the number one album.

January 28th 2022 Suedehead2 Chart Rundown, supply teacher fill-in, courtesy of Popchartfreak.

Encanto is still enchanting at 1 on singles, Years & Years get a 2nd album chart-topper.

We Don’t Talk About Bruno, sing the cast of Encanto, and I can see why having now seen the movie. It made me cry. In a feel-good way. It’s a lovely film and kids are loving it, along with plenty of big kids like me. Jessica Darrow’s assertive insecurity song Surface Pressure is up to 4, and The Family Madrigal up to 11 in an almost top 10 hat-trick (doh!). Further tracks from the movie would also be charting if not for being starred-out. It’s not the first film to have a number one, nor would it have been the first to have 3 top 10’s, but it’s quite rare to (nearly) have 3 simultaneously. Grease did it in 1978 when it had 3 of the top 5, but no other candidates spring to mind.

That means for now that Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran settle for a number 2 Peru. If only the “e” and “r” weren’t there that would have made for a much-funnier sentence, the late great Barry Cryer probably wouldn’t have been terribly impressed, but he would have politely smiled in support of trying. GAYLE, as she likes to uppercase, drops to 3, but as I’m buying the non-sweary version this weekend that one sale might make all the difference next week. Adele is still refusing to make it Easy On Me, or rather the people still streaming it are. OMG! Lost Frequencies and Calum Scott both finally get that elusive 2nd top 10 as Where Are You Now climbs to 7 to help the top 10 look rather decent overall (bar 2).

There’s an Aussie-sounding theme to the chart, as Down Under climbs again to 16, for Luude and Colin Hay, and Digga D enters at 9, Still Brickin’ himself. Sorry, I mean, AND Stillbrickin’, himself. Digga, unfortunately, isn’t the jovial Aussie I was hoping for, he’s a UK Drill scene member on his 11th top 40 hit. Pump 101 seems be to the hardware they jointly recommend. Digga seems to be in favour of swearing a lot, slagging off girlfriends who eat into his money or having to get them to sign an NDA before doing the naughty (poor dear, what a terrible dilemma) and seems in favour of waving something in front of other Digga D wannabees. By “something” I get the impression he means guns. Guns are not legal in the UK, so terms at Her Majesty’s convenience is not entirely surprising, as he laments a mate, if that entails over-reacting to taking no “ship”. Still, I’m sure Radio 2 will be playing it in 20 years while trying to attract the 35 to 55 ageing drill-scene fans.

The late great Meat Loaf has an impact on the chart, mostly downloads, as the 1978 classic Bat Out Of Hell returns to the top 30 chart for the 3rd time. It peaked at 15 in 1979, 8 in 1993, and now hits 26 following his sad death. His 1993 chart-topper I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) also returns at 32 for a chart-double of wonderfully OTT Jim Steinman productions.

Belters Only & Jazzy are up to 13, still demanding Make Me Feel Good, HAZEY is still packing Potions at 18 and into the top 20, while Years & Years and Galantis crawls up to 30 thanks to a boost from the new Olly album, with Sweet Talker. Pushin’ P still a thang, apparently, as Gunna and Future trickle up to 31. Up 2, Tiesto and Ava Max show us The Motto at 33 for a 21st year of top 40 chart action for Tiesto. Just edging in at 39, Charlie Puth pushes the Light Switch on his 7th Top 40 hit, the previous 6 including 2 number ones in 2015 (Marvin Gaye, and a feature on Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again) and the other 4 over 4 years ago.


On Albums, Years & Years aka Olly Alexander get a second chart-topper 7 years after Communion first did the trick, second album Palo Santo peaked at 3 in 2018. It was a close-run race, but Yard Act pull up in runners-up with new entry The Overload selling mostly physical copies, the Leeds Rock act debut album coming on from appearing in the BBC’s Sound Of 2022 shortlist.

The other big chart news is Bat Out Of Hell returning at 3 and Hits Out Of Hell at 5 following death of Meat Loaf, and Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell at 24. Bat Out Of Hell, one of the most iconic albums of all time, has never peaked higher than 9, despite staying on the albums chart for years & years. Now it hits a new peak of 3 and not 1 because of Years & Years (and The Overload). Bat Out Of Hell II, however, did top the charts in 1993, and Hits Out Of Hell peaked at 2 in 1984.

AURORA is new at 8 with The Gods We Can Touch, the Norwegian singer/songwriter/producer now on her 3rd and biggest-charting album to date since her first debuted in 2016 at 28. Pretty good considering her last chart single was 2019. New at 9, The Sherlocks home in with Would I Understand, also their 3rd charting album, though the debut Live For The Moment peaked higher at 6 for the English Alt-Rock/Indie band. Miles Kane just falls short of the top 10 at 12, with his 4th new studio set Change The Show making it 4 top 20’s in a row since 2011’s Colour Of The Trap. The new set features the great single (with Corinne Bailey Rae) Nothing’s Gonna Be Good Enough, not that Miles Kane ever troubles the Top 40 singles charts with his releases, though he has as quarter of The Last Shadow Puppets.

Actor Kiefer Sutherland has one-up on his acting dad, Donald, by getting a hit album (though his dad’s movie M*A*S*H theme song hit number one in the singles chart in 1980), Bloor Street being his 2nd one to chart since his uncharted debut in 2016, and his 3rd studio set. The single Bloor Street has been getting Radio 2 plays, which hasn’t hurt the chart position of 16. Jamiroquai’s Travelling Without Moving is back at 27 for a 25th anniversary re-issue so it’s “Hi JK” from me, as I rather enjoyed the funk jazz stuff back in the day. That concludes the new stuff, I expect the rest is just hits collections bobbing up and down and big drops for last weeks new entries, with Ed still at 4, and Adele not far behind the top 5.

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