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Benson Boone remains at number one
Benso Boone gets a second week at the top of the singles chart. Guys Garvey and co elbow the competition aside to top the albums chart.

Benson Boone gets a second week at number one. Elbow have a fourth number one album.

Last week Benson Boone finally made it to the top of the singles chart with Beautiful Things after being involved in some tight races over the last few weeks. This week he finishes at the to for a second week with a rather healthier lead. Somehow we have made it to the end of March (one-quarter of the way through the year) without having a rubbish number one, or even one that is mediocre.

Teddy Swims floats back up to number two with Lose Control, four weeks after it last occupied that spot. Beyonce slips to number three with Texas Hold ‘Em. Ariana Grande is at number four with We Can’t Be Friends (Wait For Your Love). Djo is still at number five with End Of Beginning.

Having already recorded albums with Drake and Juice World Future (aka Nayvadius Wilburn) has now recorded a third collaborative album, this time with Metro Boomin who seems to have been too busy working with 21 Savage to work with Drake. I suppose somebody had to be left off Drake’s list. Three songs from the album (if they can be said to qualify as songs) are new entries in this week’s singles chart. Like That is at number six, Type Shit (what a charming title) is at eighteen and Cinderella is two places lower.

Three previous songs with the word Cinderella in the title have reached the top forty including the rather odd Cinderella Rockafella by Israeli duo Esther and Abi Ofarim which reached number one in 1968. The follow-up was even weirder. If I wanted to say what I thought of Like That, the only one of the three I’ve had the misfortune to hear, I would be following the instruction given in the title of one of the other two songs.

Artemas Diamandis, known simply as Artemas, makes his chart debut with I Like The Way You Kiss Me. As far as I am aware, he is not related to Marina Diamandis, better known as Marina And The Diamonds,

Olivia Rodrigo released a new edition of her Guts album last week. It has one completely new song and others previously only available on vinyl releases. Obsessed is a new entry at number ten while So American (the new song) is at number 24.

Since bursting on to the music scene with the number two hit Take Me To Church nearly ten years ago (yes, really) Hozier has struggled to repeat that success. Indeed, he is still waiting for a second top ten single. The closest he has come was with Someone New which reached number nineteen in 2015. That wait is finally at an end as Too Sweet enters at number eight.

Rudimental made their chart debut in 2012 with the number one hit Feel The Love which featured vocals from John Newman. They have had at least one hit single most years since then including two further number ones. This week they get their second top forty hit of 2024 with Green And Gold ast number 30. Skepsis gets a co-credit alongside Rudimental while Charlotte Plank and Riko Dan are listed as featured artists. Skepsis and Plank worked together on Rave Out which reached number 37 last year. Riko Dan is a newcomer to the UK charts.

Three years after making her chart debut alongside Fred Again on Marea (We’ve Lost Dancing) The Blessed Madonna makes a chart return with Happier at number 40. She is joined by Clementine Douglas who featured on Sonny Fodera and MK’s top ten hit Asking last year.

Jungle’s Back On 74 is back at number 32. It reached number 25 last year. Charli XCX bounces back in at number 27 with Von Dutch.

After a run of three successive number ones with studio albums, Elbow lost any chance of making it four in a row when they released Flying Dream 1 on the same day that Adele released her new album. Nonetheless, it was something of a surprise when Elbow only reached number seven before dropping out of the top forty the following week. Had they waited another week before releasing Audio Vertigo they would hav e been up against Beyonce’s latest set, so they have clearly chosen their release date a little more carefully this time. Their reward is to see Audio Vertigo (which, I have to say, I found a little underwhelming) become their fourth number one album.

As mentioned above, Future and Metro Boomin released a collaborative album last week while Olivia Rodrigo’s Guts album had a few tracks added to create a deluxe edition. Future and Metro Boomin land at number two with We Don’t trust You while Guts climbs back up to number three.

Ariana Grande falls to number four after two weeks at the top with Eternal Sunshine. The Weeknd’s Highlights is at number five.

This week’s leading album by a veteran act comes from Scottish band Jesus And mary Chain who were formed in 1983. Their peak popularity was in the mid- to late 1980s when they enjoyed hit singles with songs such as April Skies and Happy When It Rains (which could be an anthem for the last few weeks). Their biggest success in the albums chart was with their second album Darklands which reached number five in 1987. The band split up in 1998 but then re-formed to play at the Coachella Festival in 2007. They eventually released a new album in 2017 and last week they released another one, Glasgow Eyes.Wednesday’s midweek update suggested they had a chance of reaching a new peak in the albums chart but buy Friday they had fallen to number seven. Even so, that is their second best albums chart position.

Starsailor have generally been one of those bands with a few decent songs (Four To The Floor, Alcoholic, Silence Is Easy) but who have not managed to release a whole album of similar quality. In that sense, their new set Where The Wild Things Grow has to count as one of their better efforts. There aren’t really any outstanding tracks, but neither are there any which could be described as filler. The album is at number 25.

Tyla enters at number nineteen with her eponymous debut set. Cari Fletcher from New Jersey, recording simply as Fletcher is at number 26 with In Search Of The Antidote, a title which I am confident has never appeared in the albums chart before. Folk pop duo (it says here) Staves are at number 32 with All Now.

Adrianne Lenker, whose band Big Thief have had two top forty albums, enters at number 35 with her debut solo album Bright Future. Band name of the week goes to Waxahatchee who enter at number 38 with Tigers Blood. It is their sixth album but their first to reach the top forty. Their previous highest position was number 98 with Ivy Tripp back in 2015.
Published on: 2024-03-29 on BuzzJack by Suedehead2 | Views: 1008
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