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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Craig David Dances Past Kylie And The Spice Girls

Remember when a suave, sophisticated Craig David sent classy pop choons like "Fill Me In," "Walking Away" and "7 Days" fluttering up the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with all the smooth ease of a bottle of Cognac before a one-night stand?

Yeah, well screw that! Now Craig's gettin' his sold-out, ghetto, '80s samplin' machine on and kicking hot jams like "Hot Stuff (Let's Dance)" into the U.K. Top 10 (#7). Love the retro Bobby Brown fly girls! And the tiger? Class.

Outside the Top 10, as mentioned yesterday, Spice Girls debut at #20 with "Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)" based off download sales ahead of the single's physical availability. Kylie Minogue fares better, entering at #12. Though for all the collective hype surrounding these six broads and their comebacks, you'd expect higher positions -- especially since Sugababes landed at #1 a month ago on downloads alone.

Anyway, congrats to Robyn for hanging in there and only falling one notch to #18 with "Handle Me." Good tune, that.

On the U.K. album chart, Britney Spears sees Blackout plunge from last week's debut of #2 to #13. It'll be interesting to see how much it drops here in the States. So far her chart positions for Blackout and "Gimme More" (#3) have been equal in both countries.

Of course, this is all trivia that will pass Britney by, as she's likely more concerned with shoving a frappucino straw up her coffee filter. Oops!...

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Bleeding Love" - Leona Lewis *3 weeks*
2. "Rule The World" - Take That
3. "Apologize" - Timbaland feat. OneRepublic
4. "Valerie" - Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse
5. "Home" - Westlife
6. "About You Now" - Sugababes
7. "Hot Stuff (Let's Dance)" - Craig David
8. "Gimme More" - Britney Spears
9. "No One" - Alicia Keys
10. "Uninvited" - Freemasons feat. Bailey Tzuke

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  • At 3:49 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    "Fill Me In" is one of my favorite songs ever. No joke.

    "2 Hearts" still hasn't sold me yet, but that mix/sampler and some of the songs from The Kylie Show definitely have.

  • At 3:59 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    Sorry for the double comment, but O.M.G. at that "7 Days" video--hadn't seen it before; it's genius! I usually associate that whole repeating a day thing with, say, becoming a better person or saving someone's life, but nope, the universe just wants Craig David to get a chance at a hook up!

  • At 4:51 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    i never liked Craig David, but i blame uk show Bo'Selecta for that! Totally! Anyway, i think you are right, the hype should've led to bigger chart positions for Kylie and Old Spice Ladies - i'm disappointed for Kyles, though i suspect she will rise and get a solid number 3 hit out of it at some point. Westlife once again hit number one on the album charts, and i confess i totally bought it out of habit (to give to my mom etc etc)

    I must have your opinion on Same Difference soon!

  • At 5:01 PM, Blogger MrBrady said…

    I think the majority of Kylie and Spice Girls fans are of the ilk (ie. in their early to mid 30s) that favour a physical product rather than a download. Quite a different punter than your Leona/Splendababes demographic..

  • At 6:33 PM, Blogger Yuяi said…

    Debuting at #12 is not the end of the world, but I sorta expected more from Kylie. With the brill "The One," "Wow," and "No More Rain," there are better songs on X than "2 Hearts". Well, I hope it charts in the top 5 at the very least.

    Them spice hookers, I am not surprised at all. They may not chart any higher...and I can't wait to see how they do against Leona next week! Let the slaughter begin!

  • At 6:55 PM, Blogger Mike said…

    #12 is a massive disappointment for Kylie. Debuting at #1 on downloads is not uncommon and top 10 debuts are pretty standard for big acts. Hopefully the physical release will save some face this week. The Spice Girls could go either way. It depends if their fanatics are out in force.

  • At 7:23 PM, Blogger Phil said…

    Hmmm, I never thought I'd hear myself say this, but *gulp* Craig David looks like you'd want to do him. What happened???!!!?

    I prefer the Spice Girls' Tesco ad to their song. Tres amusant.

  • At 8:12 PM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    PG, "Fill Me In" reminds me of getting into trouble with MoogaBoo one summer night on a trip back to Pittsburgh in 2001! Or maybe that was New Year's Eve the same year? Age will do this to you. Double comment away, though, darlin'...

    Paul, I hope momzy loves her Westlife record :)

    Mr. B., well, we shall see if your theory holds as much weight as all 10 Spice Jugs combined this weekend!

    Yuri, I'll be off to Victoria's Secret to buy my copy tomorrow. Yes, that's what I'll be buying...music. What'd you think I was gonna buy?

    Mike, I'm kinda with you on that.

    Phil, Craig does look flossy! flossy! in that video, I must admit :P


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