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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Lily Allen Puts 'The Fear' In The U.K. Chart, Alesha Dixon Scores A Second Top 10 Hit

Lily Allen's "The Fear," the lead single off her upcoming second album It's Not Me, It's You, has unseated Lady GaGa's "Just Dance" from the top of the U.K. chart this week.

Just like here in the States, GaGa had a three week stay at #1 before being pried off the stripper pole and slapped down to #2. (In the case of the U.S. chart, it was Kelly Clarkson who did the prying. And you know that Texas bitch probably slipped a finger or two up Lady's vinyl taco in the process.)

And, look, I know I used to rail against Lily Allen back in the day. I recall posting that she should have two sticks of dynamite strapped to either side of her head. But I'm okay with "The Fear." Just as long as this achievement doesn't bring that other obnoxious marble-mouthed slut Kate Nash out of the woodwork.

Hopefully someone firebombed that one's panties by now.

Speaking of which, Alesha Dixon's Soulshock & Karlin-produced "Breathe Slow" is a hit! And here it is:

Just a really great, sweet ballad. "Breathe Slow" follows in the steps of ex-Mis-Teeq member Dixon's previous single, "The Boy Does Nothing," and cracks the U.K. Top 10 (this time at #6).

Gosh, I just re-read all that stuff about Lily and Kate Nash. What is it about those broads that decimates all the hard work I've done with anger management issues?

Oh well, on a week where The Saturdays are still hanging in the Top 10 after nearly a month, can anything really be that bad?

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "The Fear" - Lily Allen *1 week*
2. "Just Dance" - Lady GaGa feat. Colby Adonis
3. "Day 'n' Night" - Kid Cudi Vs. Crookers
4. "Take Me Back" - Tinchy Stryder feat. Taio Cruz
5. "Broken Strings" - James Morrison feat. Nelly Furtado
6. "Breathe Slow" - Alesha Dixon
7. "Let It Rock" - Kevin Rudolf feat. Lil Wayne
8. "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)'" - Beyonce
9. "Issues" - The Saturdays
10. "Use Somebody" - Kings Of Leon

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  • At 9:19 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    I had always just seen "Breathe Slow" as pleasant--good but not the sort of song I really returned to much on my iPod--but then Popjustice posted a link to a version of the song where someone had altered Alesha's vocals, taking down the pitch to make it sound like a man was singing, and I suddenly got it. Total adoration. I love Alesha, but I'll actually be upset if no male singer or male act covers this. At least the video maker uploaded an mp3 of their version. My appreciation for the original has increased, though, and might end up taking over my love for the altered version now that I've somehow connected with it.

    Anyway, yay Alesha, yay Lily, yay the Saturdays (though I still prefer the Paula Cole's "I Don't Want To Wait"-similar "Chasing Lights" as a Saturdays ballad)!

  • At 9:54 PM, Blogger John said…

    Kate Nash...and I was having a good night up until that moment.

  • At 6:43 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    I love Breathe Slow, it seems to have totally won over the british public slowly but surely and now here it is top ten a few weeks before physical release (not that that sort of thing really matters anymore). And hurrah for the saturdays. I am now totally getting them and utterly in love with them. and viva Lily! and lets not forget jason mraz is finally threatening the uk top ten. All is well in the world.

  • At 5:36 PM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    "Breathe Slow" is excellent! I can see Alesha being this year's Estelle. (Which is a nicer way of saying "future one hit wonder." But, oh, what a hit!)

    I bought "The Fear" from Amazon downloads a few months ago... it's decently catchy, but her lyrical solipsism puts me in mind of Robbie Williams. I don't miss him AT ALL.

  • At 9:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Alesha Dixon deserves mad props, I love your blog. I do monthly compilations and was wondering if you would take I listen. If you like it you should post it on your blog:

    Synthosium (February 2009):




  • At 12:03 PM, Blogger will said…

    Oh God. This video is atrosh, especially considering how glossy her last video was. The 80s short shorts/dance studio thing doesn't fit the track at all. Still hoping they plug "Italians Do It Better"!!



  • At 12:15 PM, Anonymous generalpervaizmusharraf said…

    It can't work in reality, that's exactly what I think.


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