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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Will Young Is Not In The U.K. Top 10 This Week

The U.K. chart is a bit snoozy this week, so here's the cover of Will Young's upcoming fourth album Let It Go, due out late September. Will appears to be taking style tips from George Michael, circa 1996 here.

Elsewhere, Keane's "Spiralling"—the first single off the forthcoming Perfect Symmetry—debuts at #28 based on downloads alone. The track was initially offered free for a week from the band's official site. Four years ago this month, Keane's "Bedshaped" became their third in a string of Top 10 U.K. hits, and the groovy "Spiralling" deserves to restore the trio back to its pre-Tom Chaplin-drug-scandal glory.

Of course, I may be one of only a few who really loved Keane's last album Under The Iron Sea.

But Will Young's last album? Not so much.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "I Kissed A Girl" - Katy Perry *2 weeks*
2. "All Summer Long" - Kid Rock
3. "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" - The Script
4. "Love Is Noise" - The Verve
5. "Dance Wiv Me" - Dizzee Rascal/Calvin Harris/Chrome
6. "Disturbia" - Rihanna
7. "Beggin'" - Madcon *new*
8. "No Air" - Jordin Sparks Duet With Chris Brown
9. "5 Years Time" - Noah & The Whale
10. "Viva La Vida" - Colplay

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  • At 5:03 PM, Blogger John said…

    I LOVED the last Keane CD, and it kills me to know that it didn't even sell 500,000 copies here in the US. Aren't scandals supposed to pump up sales?

    Loving the fact that the Script is all the way up to #3. Very eager for the US release here. And if you're looking for an antidote to Katy Perry, Ida Maria's "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked" is the perfect antidote. Risque, but not tool-ish.

  • At 1:59 AM, Blogger Phil said…

    And Little Jackie and craaaazzzeeeee Solange in at 26 and 27, just above the Keansters. I think the top ten is due an overhaul. Surely Kid Rock can't sing about summer ALL summer long...

  • At 2:11 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    I just said on Yuri's blog that it's all about the autumn releases - Sugababes Girls, Will's Changes and whatever Same Difference release should refresh that staid top ten. And if the UK is lucky the increasingly listenable Avenue will do well too.

    I echo John's sentiments with "yay the script" and well done to keane - loads of people must have gotten it free first. i did come round to Iron Sea somewhat you know...

  • At 10:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Will's single isn't available to buy until mid Sept, his chart position is based airplay.


  • At 10:31 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Julie, I know, doll. 'twas simply a ploy to use his name in the headline. But thanks for the info!

    Paulz, not really feeling that new Sugababes song. But curious about Same Difference.

    Phil, the Top 10 is so due for an overhaul. It's bad when the U.S. Top 10 changes more frequently.

    John, wasn't it shocking to see that it's only sold something like 300,000? I still listen to that album on a regular basis.

  • At 3:55 AM, Blogger dunk said…

    whatever ,just love will!


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