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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Will Young Brings Changes To The U.K., But All McFly Have To Offer Are Lies

And so we find two staples of British pop in the '00s entering the Top 10 this week, which finally bumps out white trash-rock anthem "All Summer Long" and Eric Prydz's "Pjanoo."

After an impressive run where they racked up seven U.K. #1s, McFly seem to be slowing down. "Lies" makes their third single in a row to miss the top, debuting this week at #4 and becoming the boy band's lowest-charting single since 2005's "Ultraviolet/The Ballad Of Paul K."

Meanwhile, Will Young's "Changes"—a track that seems like it's already been around forever at this point thanks to the Internet—moves up to #10 based on digital downloads alone, ahead of its retail CD single availability tomorrow.

"Changes" marks Will's 10th single to make the U.K. Top 10—an even more impressive feat when you consider he's only had 11 total. (Though if you count his appearance on the Ultimate Shit Single Of The New Millenium—Band Aid 20's "Do They Know It's Christmas"–you could knock those numbers up by one. But let's not.)

Elsewhere, lest you actually believed that Katy Perry was a lesbian, that's her boyfriend Travis McCoy's band, Gym Class Heroes, underneath her there at #6 with "Cookie Jar." That's right...cookie jar. Like Travis shoving four fingers up Katy's cookie jar, and pulling out a pair of grandpa's dentures.

On that note, it's groovy to see Jennifer Hudson at #15 with "Spotlight," a jam that's taken forever to crawl up the chart here in the States (where it's at #41 currently).

But fuck it all—bring on new Take That!

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Sex On Fire" - Kings Of Leon *2 weeks*
2. "I Kissed A Girl" - Katy Perry
3. "When I Grow Up" - Pussycat Dolls
4. "Lies" - McFly
5. "Disturbia" - Rihanna
6. "Cookie Jar" - Gym Class Heroes feat. The Dream
7. "Beggin'" - Madcon
8. "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" - The Script
9. "Miss Independent" - Ne-Yo
10. "Changes" - Will Young

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  • At 8:08 PM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    The Moto Blanco remix has made Spotlight my jam! I hope it creeps further up the US chart, too.

  • At 8:30 PM, Blogger John said…

    If JHud's single had come out two months later, it would have stood a much better chance, with Ne-Yo breaking through. Instead, I think this one's toast, unless it rises from the dead like "Closer" did. It might see a bump the week the full-length comes out.

  • At 2:25 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    Your Katy Perry-Gym Class Heroes- CCookie Jar comment was VICIOUS! I loved it. I'm glad to see McFly at least made top 5. I was worried there for a little while... William should shoot up (not in the druggy fashion) next week hopefully but i doubt it's a number one single :(

  • At 2:33 AM, Anonymous Fritz said…

    I really like this McFly cover of I Kissed a Girl:



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