Monday, September 27, 2004

Another odd week in the top 75...

This week holds many of the strangest chart events I have seen in the past year. With 19 new entries, yet only one in the top 10, several climbers in the upper region of the chart and quite a few old faces, it should make a rather interesting little commentary. Or not, considering it's still your 'favourite' redhead writing!

PJ HarveyIn the lowest regions of the chart this week, we have new entries from David Morales (71), Taking Back Sunday (70) and Client (68). New urban prodigy Shystie has a disappointing chart placing (59) while chart veterans Mansun make 55. Matt Goss makes another return to the top 75 with Minimal Chic on a track called 'I Need The Key' which enters at 54. The Concretes are at 52 with 'Seems Fine'. Meanwhile, PJ Harvey is back with her new single 'Shame', entering at 45.

Into the top 40, and Mark Knopfler has a new entry at 34. Brian Wilson makes 29 with new track 'Wonderful' while my SOTW by The Ordinary Boys, 'Seaside' makes 27. Scottish favourites Biffy Clyro have their second chart entry in a very short period of time with 'My Recovery Injection' at 24. On the other hand, it's a while since we've seen Paul McCartney, who just misses out on the top 20 at 21.

Here's where things get interesting! After Ian Brown at 19, a Popjustice-plugged pop song makes the top 20! Alcazar are at 15, with 'This is the World We Live In'. Muse place one higher at 14, thanks Alcazarto their enhanced cd format, apparently. How about the fact that the song is 'Butterflies and Hurricanes', Hmm?

Fatboy Slim has a disappointing chart placing at 12, with 'Slash Dot Dash' while the re-release of Groove Armada's 'I See You Baby' charts significantly higher than the original, at 11, while still missing out on that elusive top 10.

Only one man did make it, it seems, and that is...Donny Osmond. Dear me, isn't it sad? Donny Osmond, helped along by Gary Barlow, is this week's highest entry. So wrong.

This week's top 10 consists of Natasha Bedingfield, Nelly and Jojo each climbing a place, Twista and Green Day falling a few, and everything else stopping still. It's like bloody January already...! So, yes, Eric 'Priddz' is STILL number one.