Sunday, March 15, 2009

UK Singles Chart, 15/03/09

1. Rob Brydon, Ruth Jones Featuring Tom Jones - Island In The Stream

Actor's Rob Brydon and Ruth Jones from UK hit show Gavin & Stacey collaborate with Tom Jones on the remake of Kenney Rodgers and Dolly Parton's 1983 hit "Island In The Stream" --the single opens at #1 this week, scoring Comic Relief's 11th chart topper, this making up for The Saturdays "Just Can't Get Enough" also in aid of Comic Relief, which opened at #2 last week.

5. Taylor Swift - Love Story

Taylor Swift's "Love Story" holds strong at #5 for a second week, airplay has been very strong this week, it was one of the more played songs on TV and radio (along with Pussycat Dolls "Watcha Think About That" which strangely falls down to #19).

8. Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody

Kings Of Leon's "Use Somebody" enters the top 10 for a third time, last year it peaked at #2. The last time it entered the top 10 was due the groups appearance at the 2008 Brit Awards.

9. Akon Featuring Colby O'Donis - Beautiful

Akon racks up his 8th solo UK top 10 with his latest single "Beautiful" which I've been hearing a lot this week. The previous single "I'm So Paid" flopped, peaking at #59. Heres a quick roundup of his previous top 10 hits:

2004: "Locked Up" (#4)
2005: "Lonely" (#1), "Belly Dancer" (#5)
2006: "Smack That" (#1), "I Wanna Love You" (#2)
2007: "Doesn't Matter" (#3)
2008: "Right Now" (#8)

10. Oasis - Falling Down

Oasis score their 23rd top 10 with "Falling Down" the third single released from their latest album Dig Out Your Soul.

27. Katy Perry - Thinkin' Of You

Katy Perry's "Thinkin' Of You" has been on radio for awhile now, this week it makes a debut at #27. I wonder why it took so long to enter the top 40. Katy's previous releases (the #1 smash "I Kissed A Girl" and "Hot N Cold") have all proven success' but will "Thinkin' Of You" follow up the success.

32. Leona Lewis - Run

I wonder what Leona owes this dramatic rise back up the chart with her remake of Snow Patrol's "Run" which topped the chart for one week, last year.

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