Sunday, January 3, 2010

Chart Chat UK: January 3, 2010

Lady Gaga reigns supreme once again, as 'Bad Romance' edges up 2 places to kick Joe Mcelderry out of the top spot. The only new entry in the top 5 is Ke$ha, whose 'Tik Tok' keeps its momentum going. We're in that weird stagnant time of the year when sales are a bit sluggish and there can be lots of movement - like Alexandra Burke's 'Bad Boys' flying up 13 places despite being 12 weeks old. Next up is the odd chart life of 'You've Got The Love' by Florence and the Machine. The album has been flying off shelves for months now, and in fact the single peaked at 16 a good number of weeks ago. This week, however, sees the single scale a brand new height of 13, up an impressive 18 places on the back of a new video and promo push. Down at 22 is the first new entry in the chart, by Wiley and something called Chew Fu. Stay tuned to see how this one fares next week when people start remembering to buy music. A final note mention should be made of Rage Against the Machine's 'Killing in the Name,' which after a triumphant Christmas number 1 victory brought on by a grass-roots fan campaign, drops 2-40. Though the success wasn't long term, the overwhelming response to the campaign has led to others - most notably one to get Girls Aloud's only single to miss the top 10, 'Untouchable,' into the top 10, thereby preserving their "every single charting at 10 or higher" perfect record. Like in the Rage Against the Machine campaign, fans of the song/band are to download the track en masse in a specific week, in this case, the week of February 1st. Stay tuned to see how that turns out.

The UK Top Ten:
1 - Bad Romance: Lady Gaga
2 - The Climb: Joe Mcelderry
3 - Meet Me Halfway: Black Eyed Peas
4 - Tik Tok: Ke$ha
5 - 3 Words: Cheryl Cole
6 - Starstrukk: 3Oh!3
7 - Don't Stop Believin': Journey
8 - Russian Roulette: Rihanna
9 - You Know Me: Robbie Williams
10- Look For Me: Chipmunk