Sunday, January 23, 2005

UK Top 75 (23/01/05)

Is it STILL January?

Dylan Rhymes ft. K Ellis is at 70 with 'Salty'. There are no other new entries in the lower regions of the chart, but Elvis Presley's 'Jailhouse Rock' has plummeted an enormous 40 places to 50 in this week's chart. Just so you know.

'Alive and Amplified' by the Mooney Suzuki has a slightly disappointing chart placing of 38. I really do advise you go and buy it next week, because it is really good and is probably one of those things you should buy as a single, as opposed to the album. Rachel McFarlane is also new at 36 with 'Lover' as are Roots Manuva at 33 with 'Colossal Insight'.

Mercury Rev are new at 28 with 'In a Funny Way' while Soulwax enter the chart at 27 with 'E Talking'. A dramatic plunge down the charts comes from the Manic Street Preachers, who fall 24 places to 26. The Others just miss the top 20 with 'Lackey', new at 21.

At 20 this week is Elvis Presley, making what is possibly the biggest fall from the top spot in the history of the chart, with his single 'One Night'. Another title to add to its many existing 'achievements' then! Ian Brown is new at 15 with 'Time is my Everything'.

Stonebridge ft. Therese are the first entry in the new top 10, at 9, with 'Take Me Away'. Middle-of-the-road pianist, Lucie Silvas, has another hit on her hands with 'Breathe In', at 6. 'Tumble and Fall' by Feeder, is new at 5, while Athlete's 'Wires' charts just above, at 4.
Fourth in this chain of new entries are the Chemical Brothers with 'Galvanise' at 3. It seems the appeal of Elvis is wearing off, as he misses the top spot, despite things looking promising in the midweek charts, entering at 2 with 'A Fool Such As I'.

Ciara ft. Petey Pablo with 'Goodies' are number 1, this week. Oh dear...the chart year's not looking too good, is it? The full top 75 can be viewed here.

I missed this last week, but I thought I'd take the opportunity to ask everybody who reads WL:
What are your favourite number one singles of all time?
I struggled to come up with more than five I genuinely liked and appreciated as good music...