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Sunday, September 06, 2009

Sugababes And Booty Luv's Chart Positions Feel Like Some Kinda Bum Rush

Indeed, poor Sugababes got side-checked into a wall this week on the way to #1 on the U.K. chart by Jay-Z. I can't help feeling that the success of "Run This Town" on both sides of the pond has more to do with Rihanna (and Kayne West?).

Ah, well, the 'babes can't be too angry about new single "Get Sexy" settling for a #2 debut behind Jay-Z—after all, he's signed them to his new label Roc Nation for a three album deal in the States. Of course, this means they're working with Ne-Yo and Ryan Tedder. We'll see how that turns out. Hopefully they don't get watered down to the point of sounding like American ho squads Danity Kane or Pussycat Dolls.

Sugababes talking to Chart Rigger about stripper poles:

If "Get Sexy" doesn't go any higher than the runner-up position on the Brit chart, it'll be their first single to peak at #2. In addition to their six #1s, "Ugly" and "Girls" peaked at #3.

Elsewhere, fab girlie duo Booty Luv maintain their #16 midweek position with "Say It," now that all is said and done. Definitely not the best they could've done—especially considering it's the lead single off the new album—but it gives the Hed Kandi broads a fifth Top 20 hit.

Over on the album chart, the Arctic Monkeys have a second week at the top with Humbug, and though Just Jack's "The Day I Died" hangs in there at #15 on the singles chart after debuting at #11 two weeks back, his LP All Night Cinema makes a rather ho-hum splash at #22.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Run This Town" - Jay-Z feat. Rihanna & Kanye West *1 week*
2. "Get Sexy" - Sugababes *new*
3. "Sexy Bitch" - David Guetta feat. Akon
4. "Holiday" - Dizzee Rascal
5. "I Gotta Feeling" - The Black Eyed Peas
6. "Kings Of Leon" - Kings Of Leon
7. "Remedy" - Little Boots
8. "Never Leave You" - Tinchy Stryder feat. Amelle
9. "Sweet Dreams" - Beyonce
10. "Outta Here" - Esmee Denters

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