Sunday, August 9, 2009

Some math.

That is all.

Chart Chat UK, Aug. 9, 2009

Another week, another new number 1 on the UK chart. Tinchy Stryder and Amelle (of Sugababes fame) scream into the pole position, relegating Black Eyed Peas to number 2. Tinchy is becoming quite a force to be reckoned with, as this is his third top 5 hit this year. The only other new entry into the top 10 this week is the Ian Carey Project with dance tune 'Get Shaky.' There's not much else to be said about this run-of-the-mill club track, and while a number 10 hit is nothing to sniff at, the song is hardly a breakout success. The chart gets more interesting down at number 14, where up-and-comer Little Boots screams up 19 places with her new single 'Remedy.' It seems like the tastemakers will finally be vindicated after next week's full release when I'd put all bets on this being in the top 10. Not so lucky are Girls Can't Catch, whose debut single clocks in at 26. The midweeks indicated the latest girl-band might trouble the upper half of the top 40 right out of the gate, but alas it was not to be. The jury is still out on the group's success, and we'll see where the track goes from here.

The UK Top Ten:
1 - Tinchy Stryder ft Amelle: Never Leave You
2 - Black Eyed Peas: I Gotta Feeling
3 - Mr. Hudson ft Kanye West: Supernova
4 - JLS: Beat Again
5 - Beyonce: Sweet Dreams
6 - Pitbull: I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
7 - Cascada: Evacuate the Dancefloor
8 - La Roux: Bulletproof
9 - Lady Gaga: Paparazzi
10 - Ian Carey Project: Get Shaky

Beth Ditto does her best Kate Gosselin

The Gossip have a new video out for 'Love Long Distance.' It's a typical Gossip-y affair of guitars and throbbing bass but the most notable thing about this video is the animated Beth Ditto reverse-mullet. Kate Gosselin claims another victim :(