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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Leona's Underneath Duffy, Begging Her For Mercy

I had to file my D'luvvly taxes today, so there was bit of a delay getting the U.K. chart post done. That said, there's not much to crow about, anyway. It's a fifth straight week for Duffy's "Mercy," which ties her with Basshunter for the longest run at #1 on Brit chart this year so far. If she manages seven weeks, she'll tie with Leona Lewis' run with "Bleeding Love" last fall.

Speaking of which, that moaning dame's latest, the Sports Relief charity double A-side, "Better In Time/Footprints In The Sand," has to settle for the runner-up spot this week.

Don't forget, it's the Leona/Oprah meeting of the minds tomorrow, which should annoyingly propel that ho to #1 here. She's already #2 on U.S. iTunes.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Mercy" - Duffy *5 weeks*
2. "Better In Time/Footprints In The Sand" - Leona Lewis
3. "What's It Gonna Be" - H Two O feat. Platinum
4. "Stop And Stare" - OneRepublic
5. "Rockstar" - Nickelback
6. "Alphabeat" - Fascination
7. "Low" - Flo Rida Feat. T-Pain
8. "Come On Girl" - Taio Cruz Feat. Luciana
9. "Something Good '08" - Utah Saints
10. "Now You're Gone" - Basshunter

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6 Comments:

  • At 10:55 PM, Blogger John said…

    If it wasn't for Alphabeat and Duffy, that chart wouldn't be worth the weave on Leona's head. "Fascination" has been stuck in my head for a week now, and I actually picked up a couple of the remixes, too. That means I'll be over it in about two days.

     
  • At 11:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You might want to check again "Bleeding Love" is #1 on U.S. iTunes, not #2.

    iTunes top 130 songs

    The actual top 10:
    iTunes Top 100 Songs
    iTunes Store: Today's Top 100 Songs

    1. Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
    2. Love In This Club (feat. Young Jeezy) - Usher & Young Jeezy
    3. Shawty Get Loose - Lil Mama
    4. Love Song - Sara Bareilles
    5. No Air - Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown
    6. Low (feat. T-Pain) - Flo Rida
    7. Stop and Stare - OneRepublic
    8. Don't Stop the Music - Rihanna
    9. See You Again - Miley Cyrus
    10. With You - Chris Brown

    This song is so popular here that Leona didn't even need a single TV appearance to get to #1.

     
  • At 6:38 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    The Leona fans are fighting back again! Yikes. Hopefully this will be before the 52 comments come pouring in!! :P I have to confess i do like the Leona single! It's interesting that she was only a few hundred copies behind Duffy and the record company buggered up the release which means Footprints in Time when bought separately (eg not as part of the e-single package where you can buy Better In Time and Footprints together,Better alone but not Footprints alone so people had to buy that from the album track - did that make sense?!?!) showed up on the charts on it's own at 25. I don't know but i suspect that if added all together Leona may have been number one this week. I bet someone's in trouble with Simon Cowell!!

    I'm getting bored of Duffy now. And Alphabeat. But only because i've been playing them for ages and so often.

    There is a nice slew of pop tracks (some old some new) in the top twenty - Panic, Suga and Girls should all make top ten-ish next week, while Kylie and Westlife are still hanging in there. Just :P

    That was long (and probably boring) wasn't it?

     
  • At 7:19 AM, Blogger John said…

    Can't blame ya, Paul. Fortunately, we haven't been hit with the onslaught of Duffy in the US yet, although it's coming. Hits Magazine called her CD the first truly great one of '08, so you can just hear the tastemakers gnashing their teeth. There is a shift going on here, though...it seems like every 10 years or so, the charts head in a dancy-pop direction, and I think it's already begun.

    As for Alphabeat, well, I'm gladly behind the curve if it means enjoying it for a few days.

     
  • At 6:08 PM, Blogger Adem With An E said…

    Will be interesting to see if Duffy works in Australia, where they're launching her next month. Radio doesn't touch Amy Winehouse here yet her album is STILL selling by the truckload here, so It'll be interesting to see if that's going to be the case with Duffy.

    Does anyone know how the dull Oprah Interview went? Did they hug? Did Oprah know all the words when Leona sang about her menstrual cycle? So many questions.

     
  • At 12:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hey adem
    "Does anyone know how the dull Oprah Interview went? Did they hug? Did Oprah know all the words when Leona sang about her menstrual cycle? So many questions."

    Oprah does that a lot! But they actually just showed Leona most of the time without panning to Oprah and her lipsynching to the songs.

    You should watch this video of Oprah trying to sing to Mariah's songs.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66UFUfPJXfs

     

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