dispatches from the pop scene...minus the corn syrup.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Wow! Looks like McFly have entered their "Pet Shop Boys phase," wherein they debut relatively high on the U.K. chart with a new single, then it plummets down the following week.

In this case, the song in question is "One For The Radio," which looks more like one for the dustbin after debuting at #2 then dropping this week to #21.

And let's not forget McFlop's own "Transylvania/Baby Come Back" set the record for the farthest drop for a single (to #20) from #1 in its second week.

It's also interesting to see American Idol Jordin Sparks making inroads over yonder, both at #3 with her first U.K. hit "No Air" and also debuting at #18 on the album chart.

Of course, you can't help wondering if it's something to do with "No Air" being a duet with Chris Brown, who, unlike McFly, seems to be enjoying his "imperial phase," whereby any single he releases becomes a worldwide hit.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Dance Wiv Me" - Dizzee Rascal/Calvin Harris/Chrome *4 weeks*
2. "All Summer Long" - Kid Rock
3. "No Air" - Jordin Sparks Duet With Chris Brown
4. "Closer" - Ne-Yo
5. "All I Ever Wanted" - Basshunter
6. "Shut Up And Let Me Go" - The Ting Tings
7. "Sweet About Me" - Gabriella Cilmi
8. "Stay With Me" - Ironik
9. "Take A Bow" - Rihanna
10. "Give It 2 Me" - Madonna

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