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Espresso is still number one
Sabrina Carpenter's ode to a cup of coffee still rules the singles chart. Dua Lipa has her second number one album.

Sabrina Carpenter gets a second week at number one. Dua Lipa tops the albums chart.

After her caffeine-fuelled rise to the top of the singles chart last week, Sabrina Carpenter’s Espresso gets a second week at number one. Hozier’s Too Sweet climbs back up to number two. Shaboozey climbs three places to number three with A Bar Song (Tipsy). Benson Boone falls two places to number four. Taylor Swift’s Fortnight falls three places to number five. Outside the Christmas / New Year period, when did we last have a top five when each song had a different move compared with the previous week?

A day before the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest, Euphoria enters at number eleven. Sadly, it isn’t the return of Loreen’s winning song from 2012. Even more sadly, it is a new song from Kendrick Lamar. Sadder still, it isn’t the only new entry from him. He is also at number ten with Not Like Us and at number 28 with Meet The Grahams.

The bad news doesn’t end there. There is also a new entry from one of Canada’s unfinest, Drake. He is at number seventeen with Family Matters. He is also lower down the chart with Push Ups which entered a couple weeks ago. It is, apparently, a response to a verse in a Kendrick Lamar song. It has set off a series of response songs which may make cynics think that it is a deliberate act of collaboration between the two. How long before they release a “kiss and make-up” duo? That will be tripe too.

There is a big climb for Tommy Richman’s Million Dollar Baby, up 24 places to number seven, immediately making it a serious contender for the top spot in the coming weeks.

Dua Lipa has the number one album with Radical Optimism. Although it is her second number one, it is the first to enter at the top. Future Nostalgia entered at number two, behind 5 Seconds Of Summer, before climbing to the top the following week. Radical Optimism’s sales of 46,000 (including streams) is the highest figure for a British female artist since Adele’s 30 in November 2021. One track from the album, These Walls, enters the singles chart at number forty.

After two weeks at the top (a lengthy stay these days) Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department The Weeknd’s Highlights collection is at number four.

Last week Frank Turner performed a world record-breaking fifteen gigs in 24 hours at venues across the UK in support of the Music Venue Trust. By a huge stroke of luck, those shows coincided with the release of his new album Undefeated. It enters at number three to give him a sixth top three album.

Welsh indie band Stereophonics enjoyed a run of five successive number one studio albums between 1999 (Performance And Cocktails) and 2007 (Pull The Pin). Keep Calm And Carry On (2009) was a relative failure ,only getting to number nine but the next five albums all made the top three. Three of them topped the chart including their most recent release Oochya in 2022. Much of their success was due to the distinctive voice of Kelly Jones whose second solo album Inevitable Incredible is at number six.

Singer-songwriter Rachel Chinouriri released her first EP in 2019. She followed it with a further EP and a collection described as a mini-album. None of them troubled the chart compilers. Her first full-length album, however, is an entirely different beast. What A Devastating Turn Of Events is a new entry at number seventeen.

The Karma Effect are at number nineteen with their debut album Promised Land. Camera Obscura enter at number 36 with Look To The East, Look To The West. While it is their third top forty album, they have yet to break into the top thirty. Rapper KayMuni is at number 37 with his mixtape Signed To The T.

In other chart-related news, the Official Charts Company announced this week that The Killers’ Mr Brightside now has more chart sales (including streams) than any other song that hasn’t been a number one, overtaking Oasis’s Wonderwall. It has managed this despite spending just one week in the top ten, at the lowest position. Its chart sales exceed those of all but two songs that DID make it to the very top.
Published on: 2024-05-10 on BuzzJack by Suedehead2 | Views: 1320
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