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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Aw, Nuts! Chipmunk Beats The Saturdays To #1

This week the Saturdays nab their second song to chart at #2 in the U.K., as "Forever Is Over," the lead single off Wordshaker, settles for being the runner-up to Chipmunk's "Oopsy Daisy."

The chirping strippers had to settle for #2 back in March, as well, when their Comic Relief cover of Depeche Mode's "Just Can't Get Enough" debuted under Flo Rida and Ke$ha's "Right Round."

Nonetheless, the Saturdays have now racked up their fifth Top 10 single, and have somewhat redeemed themselves after "Work" scraped in at #22 over the summer. Wordshaker, in the meantime, is released tomorrow.

Next week should prove to be quite a shakeup, thankfully, for some of the American hip hop acts currently crowding the Brit Top 10—since Robbie Williams and Alexandra Burke each have new single out.

And will the Saturdays hang in there? Guess we'll have to wait till Sunday to find out. Ba-da-boom-TSCH!

A bit further down, Whitney Houston finds a country willing to give her some chart love with "Million Dollar Bill," as the jam debuts at #12. (It's also peaked at #5 in Japan and #7 in Belgium.)

This makes Whixxxey's first appearance in the U.K. Top 40 since "Whatchulookinat" hooker-hobbled to #13 in 2002.

It's also her highest-charting track there since her duet with Enrique Iglesias, "Could I Have This Kiss Forever," made it to #7 in October 2000.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Oopsy Daisy" - Chipmunk *1 week*
2. "Forever Is Over" - The Saturdays *new*
3. Empire State Of Mind" - Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys
4. "Break Your Heart" - Taio Cruz
5. "Sexy Bitch" - David Guetta feat. Akon
6. "Sweet Disposition" - Temper Trap
7. "She Wolf" - Shakira
8. "I Gotta Feeling" - The Black Eyed Peas
9. "Hotel Room Service" - Pitbull
10. "Run This Town" - Jay-Z feat. Rihanna & Kanye West

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  • At 4:22 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    I suspect Whitney will hovver around for a while - she may dip next week but then her X Factor performance (same night as Cherevyl Cole) will probably boost her again. It will be interesting to see how Alex and Robbie do - hers was a big X Factor performance, lots of dancers, quite slick. His was... bizarre. His eyes totally freaked me out.

  • At 12:37 PM, Anonymous Michele said…

    chirping strippers. ha!

  • At 4:52 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    I can't be that upset about them not getting the #1--if they're ever going to do it, I want it to be with one of their actually good songs. Like the next single. Hopefully the single's popularity will help the album sell, though.

  • At 11:00 PM, Anonymous JUDGED said…

    Isn't the Whitney "cumback" as utterly dead as Clive's heterosexuality?


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