Sunday, February 22, 2009

UK Singles Chart, 22/02/09

1. Lily Allen - The Fear
3. Kings of Leon - Use Somebody

Lily Allen's "The Fear" spends its 4th week at #1, beating out competition from Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" which could have easily found its way to the top spot due to having a great digital sale week, staying at the iTunes top spot for 5 days. This week it rises back into the top 5 after peaking at #2 for 10 non-consecutive weeks.

5. Alesha Dixon - Breathe Slow

Unfortunately Alesha couldn't nab the top spot with "Breathe Slow" after peaking at #3 this week it falls 2 notches to #5 this week.

6. Shontelle - T-Shirt

Shontelle's "T-Shirt" took a while to grow on me, but I love it now --its certainly got the top spot on my personal chart next week. Back to the UK singles chart, it scores her, her first top 10 single, which is a relief as it failed to make any way at home in the U.S. the single peaked at a harsh #36 on the Hot 100 and #21 on the Pop 100. I think we have a future top 3 track on our hands.

10. Pussycat Dolls Featuring Missy Elliot - Whatcha Think About That

(Along with Miley Cyrus's "Fly On The Wall") I've been hearing this EVERYWHERE, they're certainly pushing this for promotion, so its understandable that they score they're 7th top 10 with "Watcha Think About That" but can it follow in the footsteps of 2005s "Don't Cha" and "Stickwitchu" and Dominate the top spot.

15. Lady GaGa - Poker Face

This song only just began receiving airplay here. The Box, have played the video I think 5 times today. As fun and uptempo "Poker Face" is, I do question wether it will catch on as well as her #1 hit "Just Dance" (which resides at #2 for a second week, this week).

16. Miley Cyrus - Fly On The Wall

I don't care for this song anymore, I was over it way before its release here. It seems Miley's record label are really striving for a #1 --there's adverts on heavy rotation promoting the single on Sky 1, ITV 1 and almost every local channel. It's just really annoying. This week it rises 7 spots up the chart to #16.

17. T.I. Featuring Justin Timberlake - Dead and Gone

I haven't heard this on the radio or the TV yet, but I do like it a lot. This week rises 12 spots up the chart from #30 to #17. Scoring T.I. his second top 20 after "Live Your Life" with Rihanna peaked at #2. I can't believe "Whatever You Like" wasn't a hit, stalling at a dismal #47. Justin also scores his 13th top 20 (combining features).

18. Britney Spears - Circus

Poor Britney. Even with the physical release of "Circus" couldn't manage to at least crack the top 10. Her singles this time around don't seem to be doing too well --"Womanizer" peaked at #3, I was so sure that it would've rocketed to #1. She needs another "Toxic" (or "Everytime") which both topped the chart consecutively, will "If U Seek Amy" do the trick? If it doesn't it wil most likely peak in the top 20, as I've noticed every song she's released in the UK has peaked in the top 20 somewhere.

19. The Killers - Human

Could this be down the Brit Awards on Saturday? Rock band The Killers rise back into the top 20 with "Human" which peaked at #3 last year, giving them their highest charting single since 2006s "When We Were Young".

22. Taylor Swift - Love Story

"Love Story" is also being played a lot across music channels and radio. This week it makes a top 30 debut at #22, becoming her first ever song to chart on the UK singles chart. Hopefully it will be kind and give her first #1 hit. I think the last country act to #1 on the UK singles chart with Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" last year.

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