Monday, October 25, 2004

UK Top 75 (24/10/04)

The lowest new entry in this week's chart comes from DJ Fresh ft Adam F at 68. Shaznay Lewis is next with 'You' only reaching a disappointing 56. The two mediocre tracks by Futureheads and The Hives are at 49 and 44 respectively.

In the lower regions of the top 40 are a series of alternative tracks. The Cure are new at 39 with 'Taking Off', narrowly beaten by Rammstein with 'Amerika' at 38. Slipknot have another hit at 31 with 'Vermilion'.

Bjork is back in the charts once again with 'Who is It' which is new at 26 while The Dualers narrowly miss out on the top 20 with their single 'Kiss On The Lips' at 21.

Travis - no longer the biggest band in the UKTravis are at 20 with their disappointing single 'Walking In The Sun'. 'Drop The Pressure' by Mylo is new at 19 and Placebo have another hit with 'Twenty Years' at 18. Their singles collection is released tomorrow. Doesn't it seem we're being bombarded by greatest hits efforts at the moment?

My single of the week by The Zutons enters the chart at 15, which isn't too bad, well, if you forget the fact singles sales are currently drastically low. Lil' Flip places one above, at 14, with 'Sunshine'.

Darius manages another top 10 hit at 8 with 'Kinda Love'. Depeche Mode are at 7 with 'Enjoy The Silence 04' and R Kelly returns to the chart with 'Happy People/U Saved Me', new at 6. 'Millionaire' by Kelis and Andre 3000 charts at 3.

Manic Street Preachers - kings of the marketing ployThis week's highest new entry is the rather dreary 'The Love of Richard Nixon' by the Manic Street Preachers. It's nice to see the Manics back in the top 5, even if it is with a seriously bad song. Perhaps it was their clever marketing ploy of 'all 3 formats for a fiver'? Oh, well, some people seem to like it. It's brand new at 2.

So, there you have it. Eric Prydz is number one yet again. Are we the only ones getting seriously bored? This is his fifth week at the top in total, but due to the recent sales slump, his single has sold just shy of a quarter of a million copies, making it only this year's 10th bestseller. Who's number one? Oh...that 'swearing bloke'...we can't remember his name...since he's SO forgettable...