Sunday, February 13, 2005

UK Top 75 (13/02/04)

Album Charts:
After claiming a best album award, it only seems right that Keane rise up seven places to be this week's best selling album. Scissor Sisters, also as a result of this week's Brits success, claim second place. Other climbers include award-winners Franz Ferdinand and Joss Stone and nominees Green Day and Snow Patrol. The full chart is available here, with new entries from Hanson and The Boomtown Rats, among others.

Singles Charts:
Nothing from Josh Rouse? Shame. The first new entry in this week's top 75 comes from Apartment with their double A side 'Everyone Says I'm Paranoid'/'June July', new at 67. 'Emily' from Adam Green is new at 53, while Fierce Girl's 'What Makes A Girl Fierce' is new at 52. U2 have a new entry at 51 with 'All Because of You', which is very confusing, because that's certainly not this week's major release from the band. Motiv 8 are the last act missing out on the top 40 this week. 'Riding on the Wings' is new at 44.
Into the top 40...
Managing another top 40 hit in what seems to be only a few months, The Beautiful South are new at 36 with 'This Will Be Our Year'. Duke Spirit are new at 25 with 'Lion Rip' while The Kills enter this week's chart at 23 with 'The Good Ones'.

*Climbing singles this week come from Green Day - their single 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' is still lingering in the charts and this week climbs back into the top 20 from 21 to 18. Jay Z and Linkin Park also climb four places with 'Numb/Encore' from 18 to 14.*

Both of this week's WL hate-victims Daniel Bedingfield and Noize Next Door narrowly miss out on the top 10. 'Wrap My Words Around You' and 'Calendar Girl' are at 12 and 11 respectively.

Making the elusive top 10...
He might do a mean Shrek impression (as demonstrated on Never Mind The Buzzcocks) but this still hasn't enabled Raghav to make the top 5. 'Angel Eyes' charts this week at 7, which is quite respectable for somebody who failed to extract any sort of enthusiasm from a crowd of 60,000 people in Cardiff.

This week's single of the week, from Doves, charts at 6. If you haven't already, go and buy 'Black and White Town'. Destiny's Child miss out on the number one spot once again with their latest single 'Soldier'. It's new at 4, this week.

Elvis Presley, once again, doesn't quite make the top spot. 'Wooden Heart' is new at 2. This means that U2 have another number one hit in the form of 'Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own'. Once again, the full chart is available here.

It's suddenly dawned on me - nothing I like is going to make number one this year, is it? What do you think of the U2 record? Who should have been number one? Tell us what you think.