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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Take That: We R One

It's a big week for new single releases entering the U.K. chart, albeit one that sees profoundly differing results for Take That and Same Difference.

The big news is that Take That score their 11th #1 single in the United Kingdom with "Greatest Day," after a string of chart-toppers that began with July 1993's "Pray." Also, following "Patience" and "Shine," it's the foursome's third #1 since returning from a 10-year hiatus in 2006.

Interestingly, the That performed last weekend on The X Factor, as did former contestants on the series, Same Difference. The, uh, difference between the two was that Same Difference clearly lip-synced...which always seems odd on a live performance program when that happens. Especially a show that the brother-sister duo excelled on just last year.

And in a rather ho-hum turn of events, SD's debut single "We R One" debuts on the Brit chart at #13 this week, a position that doesn't look so hot when considering the cheery pop twosome's future.

Speaking of dismal, utter failure, Madonna's "Miles Away" has charted at #39 this week, thereby becoming her lowest placing in the U.K. ever. It's a far cry from her reign at the top with "4 Minutes" only seven months ago.

On the album chart, The Killers enter at the top with Day & Age. But I'd bet you 13 bargain-bin, half-priced "We R One" CD singles that Take That will give them the boot next week.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Greatest Day" - Take That *new* *1 week*
2. "If I Were A Boy" - Beyoncé
3. "Live Your Life" - T.I. Feat. Rihanna
4. "Human" - The Killers
5. "Hot N Cold" - Katy Perry
6. "The Boy Does Nothing'" - Alesha Dixon
7. "Womanizer'" - Britney Spears
8. "Hero" - X Factor Finalists
9. "Right Now (Na Na Na)'" - Akon
10. "The Promise" - Girls Aloud

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  • At 10:06 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    Poor Same Difference :( The song deserved better! At least they can say they did better than McFly-- :( again. Good for Take That, though.

  • At 11:21 PM, Blogger Baxter's Briefs said…

    Madonna is so yesterday. LOL! I think her movie tanked too.

  • At 12:10 AM, Blogger Adem With An E said…

    Miles Away... OUCH. Did she even bother with a clip? Where's the obligatory tour montage??? Come on you lazy bitch!!

  • At 7:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congrats to Take That. It was well deserved. "Greatest Day" is a great song.


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