Tuesday, March 08, 2005

UK Top 75 (06/03/05)

Top 75 Albums:
It seems the 'We Love Cheesey Listening' record buying club are out in full force this week, as G4 top the chart with their debut album of song-wreckage and Il Divo follow closely behind. Then again, it could just be that these CDs are the ideal mothers' day gift...surely that can't be true? Mind you, the top 20 albums from Tony Christie, The Carpenters, Matt Monro and Michael Bublé say otherwise...

New entries come from Jennifer Lopez, at 8, and various others. To see the chart in full, go here.

Top 75 Singles:
'Hot Like Fire' from DJ Ams and Khiza ft Binns/Tafari is new at 72. Soundtrack Of Our Lives are also new at 70 with 'Heading For A Breakdown'.

There are new entries from Ambulance Ltd, The Earlies and Hell Is For Heroes, at 67, 61 and 56 respectively. 'Heartbeat' from Annie charts at 50, hardly getting the chart recognition it deserves. There are a few other new entries, but on this keyboard it's far too much hassle to type them out. Key singles, however, are from Fatboy Slim, LCD Soundsystem and Bjork (all scraping into the tail end of the top 40) and REM and Moby (a little higher, but nothing groundbreaking). I haven't actually managed to hear the Moby single - is it any good?

Smashing into the top 10 this week are The Bravery, who have an awesome video but really bad hair, at 7. Britney Spears is new at 6. Some generic dance music comes from Cabin Crew who chart, perhaps a little unexpectedly, at 4, this week, with 'Star To Fall'. Elvis is new at 3 with 'Rock-A-Hula Baby'.

Stereophonics have their first number one in the form of 'Dakota', their latest and possibly most innovative single to date. It's also the first number one of the year I've actually liked - rejoice!

The full chart is here.