Tuesday, March 31, 2009

UK Singles Chart, 29/03/09

Sorry for the delay. Better late than never, I guess.

1. Lady GaGa - Poker Face
2. Noisettes - Don't Upset The Rhythm 

Lady GaGa spends another week at the top spot with "Poker Face" fighting off hot competition from the Noisettes who come straight in the chart at #2 with their 7th attempt at a successful single "Don't Upset The Rhythm" which has literally being played the life out of over here --I hadn't heard of them until now-- I really do like this song, their second album Wild Young Hearts is due out April 20. Their debut album What's the Time Mr. Wolf? failed to be recognized as a notable debut (peaking at a dismal #75 on the UK album chart) the album spawned 5 underground singles ("IWE", "Scratch Your Name", "Don't Give Up", "Sister Rosetta" and "Count of Monte Christo") which all failed to make any way on the charts. The first single "Wild Young Hearts" had been previously released as an buzz single for Wild Young Hearts last year.

4. Beyonce - Halo
5. R.A. Rahman & Pussycat Dolls - Jai Ho

Congrats to Beyonce, she scores her 7th top 5 single with "Halo" --I can't believe how much this songs grown on me, I find myself spontaneously humming the melody, with airplay on its side "Halo" could convert itself into a top 3 single next week. Another song thats grown on me tremendously. Pussycat Dolls score their 6th top 5 single with "Jai Ho", R.A. Rahman scores his first (but I doubt he'll be releasing anymore English singles). The song rises a hefty 15 spots this week.

9. Metro Station - Shake It

This song became a top 10 hit in the U.S. last year and that success transfers over to the UK this week, as it rises 13 spots up to #9. Their self-titled debut album saw its release here yesterday.

12. Steve Angello & Laidback Luke - Show Me Love

This song (performed by Robin S.) was a huge dance hit back in 1993, becoming a top 10 hit here, even reaching #1 on the U.S. dance charts and top 5 on the Hot 100. Steve Angellow & Laidback Luke put a raving dance touch on the song, remixing it for 2009 --I don't like it as much as the original but its okay. It debuts at #12 this week.

16. Lily Allen - Not Fair

In my review of Lily's latest album It's Not Me, It's You I said: "Not Fair" takes the album in a weird fast paced, country direction, something I've never heard Lily pursue before. Listening carefully, you can here some banjo's and faint violins running against the background." Have you seen the video to the song? It consist of a 70s television theme, based on a country set, very, very cool. The song was at #158 last week, due to early airplay, this week it rises 148 spots up to #16, but since they count it as the UK top 40 --it debuts at #16 this week.

18. K.I.G. Family - Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

Taking the innocent children's nursery rhyme and putting a gritty Hip-Hop beat on it and altering lyrics to sexual innuendoes are K.I.G. Family, with its accompanying video it's a pretty laughable number, doesn't it take itself seriously, it's also very infectious with its annoing repetition of: "Lady's lemme see you get down low."

20. Enrique Inglesias Featuring Ciara - Taking Back My Love

Enrique scores his 11th top 20 single in the UK with "Taking Back My Love" the second release from his recent greatest hits album. After the phenomenal success of "Hero" back in 2001 --he's had a couple more follow up hits (like "Do You Know" and "Not In Love") but nothing truly matching up to the success of "Hero".

37. Jennifer Hudson - If This Isn't Love 

"If This Isn't Love" is Jennifer Hudson's 2nd top 40 single, following her debut single "Spotlight" which peaked at #11 last year. 

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