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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Take That And The Gossip Continue Their Steady U.K. Chart Climb

It's pretty much a game of shuffle with the official U.K. Top 10 singles this week, as Akon moves up six places to #3 with "I Wanna Love you," which bumps down a bunch of singles. The View have then dropped out and Take That's "Patience" re-enters the upper tier at #10. "Patience" is one notch higher than Take That's new single "Shine," which has been steadily climbing the Top 40 for a few weeks.

Another climber is The Gossip (who will be touring the U.S. this spring/summer on an all-star bill with Scissor Sisters, Cyndi Lauper and Erasure). Their rowdy pro-gay anthem "Standing In The Way Of Control" has jumped an impressive 10 positions to #17. Snow Patrol enter the Top 40 modestly at #26 with "Open Your Eyes," the best song off their latest album, while Lily Allen has another low debut at #29 with "Alfie."

Finally, The Feeling just crack the Top 40 at #38 with "Rose," their fifth single off Twelve Stops And Home.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Grace Kelly" - Mika *5 weeks*
2. "Ruby" - Kaiser Chiefs
3. "I Wanna Love You" - Akon feat. Snoop Dogg
4. "Starz In Their Eyes" - Just Jack
5. "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race" - Fall Out Boy
6. "Perfect (Exceeder)" - Mason vs. Princess Superstar
7. "How To Save A Life" - The Fray
8. "The Sweet Escape" - Gwen Stefani feat. Akon
9. "Too Little, Too Late" - JoJo
10. "Patience" - Take That

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  • At 1:09 AM, Blogger the blagg blog editor said…

    I expected Take That and Snow Patrol to reverse their fall after la brits. Years ago when there were less tv channels you only had to air Pretty Woman or Dirty Dancing and songs from that would leap back into the top ten! Shine should crack the top ten next week but Sophie EB falls? :( And the feeling at 38 (though BAD choice for a single, great song though, Mr EB outdid Dan last night in the sexy stakes) is sad though the album has done extremely well...
    And I could be wrong but I think Lily is on downloads alone??

  • At 1:21 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    ooo weird, my name is back to normal now! What was that about?!

  • At 11:47 AM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    Is Pablo leading a double life that we don't know about? I was wondering -- I saw that nom de plume pop up on your site a few times...

    Yeah, not a bright time for Sophie.

  • At 6:22 PM, Blogger xolondon said…

    blagg blogg? Huh?

    I agree with Paul that the lovely Strange should have been the new single, with a sweet video featuring little British boys in knee socks holding the hands of two mommies.


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