Monday, December 13, 2004

UK Top 75 (12/12/04)

As 2004 draws to a close, and singles sales pick up with the race for Christmas number one, we have this week's UK Top 75.

Seamus Haji and Ludes bring up the rear of the chart at 69 and 68, respectively. Talib Kweli ft Mary J Blige are new at 59 with 'I Try'. The Cheeky Girls have proved their pointlessness and dwindling popularity, only charting at 50 this week. Art Brut are also new at 49 with 'Modern Art'/'My Little Brother' - the former being fabulously quirky. The Beautiful South have another new entry (surely it wasn't that long since their last?) with 'This Old Skin' at 43.

First into the top 40 are the Beastie Boys at 38 with 'Open Letter to NYC', who will probably be a bit miffed that Paul Holt's novelty (hopefully not at all serious) effort - 'Fifty Grand For Christmas' is new at 35. My single of the week, 'Renegade Cavalcade' by Ash enters the chart at 33. The Corrs narrowly miss out on the top 30 with 'Long Night' at 31.

Brian Wilson with 'Good Vibrations' is new at 30, closely followed by Mousse T at 28, and Maroon 5 with 'Sunday Morning' at 27.

There's a rather large gap between Maroon 5 and the next chart entry. 3rd Wish are new at 15 with 'Obsesion (Si Es Amor)'. Hmm. I don't think I want to hear this, do I?

Robbie Williams enters the chart in the top 10, at 8, in fact, which is a surprise, because 'Misunderstood' is one of his worst singles ever. And that's coming from a fan. Kylie Minogue just misses out on the top spot, hitting number 2 with her latest tune, 'I Believe in You'.

The collective known as Band Aid 20 are still number one. It's officially the biggest selling single of the year. Hopefully the money will make a difference.