Monday, November 22, 2004

UK Top 75 (21/11/04)

I apologise now for the lack of UK Download Top 20 chart coverage. Instead go here to few the latest movers and shakers in this chart.

The first new entries this week are from Dragonheart (74), Research (73) and Hell is for Heroes (72). Wedding Present are new at 62 while Soho Dolls make 57. Narrowly missing out on that elusive top 40 placing are Marques Houston (51), Felix Da Housecat (49) and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

Barely scraping into the top 40 are U.N.K.L.E featuring Ian Brown with 'Reign', at 40. The Thrills who have released a ballad so mediocre you wonder whether the Q review of 'Let's Bottle Bohemia' was actually correct, are at 39 with 'Not For All The Love In The World'. Delerium featuring Sarah McLachlan are new at 38 with 'Silence 2004'.

The next new entry is from Fabolous, who is at 28 with 'Breathe'. Anastacia has a disappointing chart placing at 25 with 'Welcome to My Truth'. Avril Lavigne and The 411 only do slightly better, charting at 24 and 23 repectively, with 'Nobody's Home' and 'Teardrops'.

Proving that children's television is still a useful marketing tool, I Dream featuring Frankie and Calvin - 'Dreaming', just makes the top 20 at 19. Paul Weller is new at 18 with 'Thinking Of You' and The White Stripes have yet another top 20 hit with their cover of 'Jolene'. They're at 16 this week.

Embrace narrowly miss out on the top 10 with their followup to 'Gravity'. Their latest effort, 'Ashes' is at 11. Undeservedly making the top 10, however, is Jojo, who is new at 8 with 'Baby It's You'.

Beginning the inevitable chain of new entries leading to the chart's summit are McFly, with the surprisingly okay song, 'Room on the 3rd Floor', at 5 - their smallest hit to date. Believe us, it's nothing like their painful performance as seen on Children in Need. My single of the week, by Gwen Stefani, unfortunately misses out on the number one spot. 'What You Waitin For' is at 4.

Some cliche-packed soul from Lemar is at 3. The song's called 'If There's Any Justice'. However, it isn't quite as bad as his Darkness cover - it's certainly less painful to listen to! Destiny's Child are showing superglue-like sticking power, spending another week at number 2.

So, who's number one this week? Really, the answer was set in stone. It's a ballad. And a cover version. From some popstars. In aid of Children in Need.

It's Girls Aloud with 'I'll Stand By You'. Congratulations girls - I'm sure you're extremely happy to break that endless run of not-quite chart toppers and achieve your second number one.