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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Scooch Fly Into The U.K. Top 5

Let's look at the facts; Scooch did Eurovision and ranked 24th out of 25. They also had a photo op with Tony Blair, and now he's resigned.

But screw those insignificant technicalities! It's second time lucky for Scooch, as their Eurovision entry "Flying The Flag (For You)" has entered the U.K. Top 10 this week at #5, after originally peaking on the chart at #61 in March based off initial download sales.

That gives the cheesy foursome their second British Top 10 single, and it matches their previous best chart placing from January 2000, when "More Than I Needed To Know" also hit #5.

Scooch proved to be quite a polarizing choice to represent the U.K. at this year's ESC, most notably amongst their fellow competitors who initially sought to gain the ticket. Just this week, Booty Luv -- the dance act comprised of the broads from Big Brovas -- were trashing the flag-flyers in The Sun.

Keep in mind that Booty Luv have released two singles that are cover versions, while "Flying The Flag" was at least an original composition. And, hey, the major airlines should be giving props to Scooch for making flying seem sexy in a time when most carriers are filing for bankruptcy protection.

And so, over seven-and-a-half years, here is the short, time-gapped history for Scooch's five U.K. singles:

1. "When My Baby" (#29, November 1999)
2. "More Than I Needed To Know" (#5, January 2000)
3. "The Best Is Yet To Come" (#12, May 2000)
4. "For Sure" (#15, August 2000)
5. "Flying The Flag (For You)" (#5, May 2007)

Given the success of the new single, the best may be yet to come from Scooch, as they've now signed a record deal with Warner Bros.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Baby's Coming Back/Transylvania" - McFly *1 week*
2. "Beautiful Liar" - Beyoncé & Shakira
3. "Don't Matter" - Akon
4. "Cupid's Chokehold" - Gym Class Heroes feat. Patrick Stump
5. "Flying The Flag (For You)" - Scooch *new*
6. "What I've Done" - Linkin Park
7. "Give It To Me" - Timbaland feat. J. Timberlake & N. Furtado
8. "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" - Manic Street Preachers
9. "Girlfriend" - Avril Lavigne
10. "Take Control" - Amerie

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  • At 2:12 PM, Blogger Robpop said…

    I think i love you J'ason.

  • At 3:35 PM, Blogger mobius said…

    Maybe pop music isn't dead, yet.

    (I'm so) Happy Happy (they're top 5)!

  • At 3:58 PM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    RobPop -- me, too!

    Mobius -- me, too!

  • At 9:41 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    I have no idea, so the answer to this could be last year for all I know (well, I'm pretty sure Daz didn't do that well), but when was the last time a UK Eurovision entry charted that highly on the UK charts?

  • At 9:42 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    P.S. I was so busy thinking about Scooch that I didn't even notice McFly at the top of the charts! I'm sure that must say something...

  • At 9:52 PM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    PG, it was exactly 10 years ago, actually, when Katrina & The Waves won Eurovision for England with "Love Shine A LIght." It charted at #3 in the U.K.

    The year before, though she didn't win Eurovision, Gina G hit #1 in Britain with her entry, "Ooh Aah...Just A Little Bit."

    Daz peaked at #8 last year with "Teenage Life."

  • At 1:57 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    mcfly number one. maroon 5 number 19. Expect those positions to be reversed next week. Which is great for M5 but cack for britains biggest niche band :(

  • At 8:57 AM, Anonymous Matt Limbo said…

    They should just call it the Eastern Bloc Song contest and be done with it!

    *mutters unrepeatable things*

  • At 11:08 PM, Blogger moogaboo said…

    Ooh, if Loofah was still alive, he'd totally be taking a big angry bite out of his donut hamburger sandwich and knockin' on the Booty Luv girls' dressing room door to have a word with them.... Remember when the man took on all of En Vogue, and won? God I miss him.


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