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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Gary Barlow, Keane And The Saturdays Have A Bloody Good Week

Well, one of those Gary Barlow-penned singles I mentioned last month"The Winners Song"—charts this week in the U.K. at #2, as performed by "Geraldine," Brit comedian Peter Kay's drag character on his two-hour special Britain's Got the Pop Factor ... and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice (which featured Pete Waterman as a judge).

In a bit of an ironic twist, just behind the reality-show-mocking Geraldine single on the chart is last year's X Factor winner Leon Jackson, who debuts at #3 with "Don't Call This Love." Should Jackson look this boffable with his new haircut? Hmmmm....

Also, besting the #8 chart placing of their debut single "If This Is Love" back in early August, The Saturdays return with "Up," which goes in at an impressive #5. This is what this new contenders for the British girl group throne needed to do to make a case for longevity. Let's see how the gal's album Chasing Lights does upon its release next week.

And speaking of which, Keane's Perfect Symmetry debuts atop the Brit album chart this week. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for Boyzone's Back Again—No Matter What, which settles for a #4 placing. Sorry, Ronan Keating...next time maybe drop your shorts on the record cover if you want us to buy your reheated collection of low rent dirges.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "So What" - Pink *3 weeks*
2. "The Winner's Song" - Geraldine *new*
3. "Don't Call This Love" - Leon Jackson *new*
"Sex On Fire" - Kings Of Leon
5. "Up'" - The Saturdays *new*
6. "Take Back The City" - Snow Patrol
7. "Miss Independent" - Ne-Yo
8. "Disturbia" - Rihanna
9. "Raindrops (Encore Une Fois)" - Sash feat. Stunt *new*
10. "Girls" - Sugababes

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  • At 9:51 PM, Blogger John said…

    Further blurring the line between reality and reality TV...all we need is for the Saturdays to have a TV crew follow them around as they self-destruct. I'd watch that!

  • At 1:57 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    i'm very bored of Geraldine (and even 2 up 2 down) now and feel a little bit sorry for poor boffable (in the dark) Leon who even resorted to "it's not a charity track like he usually does you know" tactics to make people stop buying that record. But yay the saturdays and yay Keane!

  • At 10:24 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    John, aw, I'm rooting for The Saturdays. I hope they shove their heels up Girls Aloud's %*%&%&&*.

    Paul, oh, I had no idea Leon had gone on the attack! That little vixen.

  • At 7:42 PM, Blogger ww_adh said…

    Girls Aloud will be #1 next week, further proving THEY are the top British girl group right now. I like the Sugababes, but they aren't as relevant anymore.

  • At 9:37 PM, Blogger John said…

    I'm rooting for them as well. But that would be AMAZING TV.


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