Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Catching up with the charts...

Well, after a 'holiday' (if you can call it that) I'm back, having missed that dreadful day that James Blunt finally rose and claimed the top spot. Unfortunately he's still there. Are there any readers of mine out there who actually like this records and if so - why?!?

At number two is somebody else in a similar vein to James...Bland. His name's Daniel Powter and his song just happens to be better, but not much. It's just got a little more bounce to it, has a catchy little melody, but really doesn't do it for me - sorry.

There's a new entry from Eminem, with what is possibly his worst single ever (and believe me, there have been some BAD Eminem singles) at 4. The less said about it, the better.

The top 10 really is atrocious this week. Actually, on second thoughts, so is the entire chart. There is almost NOTHING of interest aside from how badly Natalie Imbruglia and Tony Christie have flopped with their 'new' singles, both missing out on the top 20.

A single that is of note is the latest release from El Presidente - 'Without You', which is a grower, but unfortunately tends to get stuck on replay inside your head, which after a while makes it little more than an irritance. Pity, cause it's not a bad song. It's new at 30.

The Kaiser Chiefs have a re-entry with last year's hit, 'I Predict A Riot' as its re-release is due very soon. They're at number 46 this week, and I predict (okay, that was NOT a deliberate and extremely bad pun) that they will keep on rising, due to an input of increasing downloads in the lead up to the actual physical release of the single. The actual forthcoming physical release is a double a side, however, so will the physical release of the single merit a completely different chart placing? We'll have to wait and see.

My current song of the moment is Maximo Park's 'Going Missing'. I was disappointed after 'Graffiti', but this is fabulous. You can listen to a live, acoustic performance of it from the Oxegen festival courtesy of my favourite mp3 blog of the moment, Mr Red Penguin's MP3 Heaven. Great stuff.