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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Boyzone Top The UK Album Chart The Week Of Stephen Gately's Birthday

Boyzone's fourth studio album (and first in 12 years) Brother becomes their fourth to top the UK album chart, thus forcing Gorillaz's Plastic Beach into the runner-up position. It's no doubt a bittersweet victory for the foursome, as late member Stephen Gately would have celebrated his 34th birthday this coming Wednesday (March 17).

Over on the singles chart, the 'zone's "Gave It All Away" falls from #9 to #20. Meanwhile, the Top 10 gets three new entries, led by Canadian pop munchkin Justin Bieber and his whiny tween jam "Baby" at #3. Garbriella Cilmi's Xenomania-produced '80s space hooker fest "On A Mission" slinks in at #9, while snoozy ballad "My Name" by McLean goes in at #10.

And once again I'm left wondering why, with all this garbage clogging things up, there was no love or room for Alphabeat.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Pass Out" - Tinie Tempah *2 weeks*
2. "Rude Boy" - Rihanna
3. "Baby" - Justin Bieber *new*
4. "Starry Eyed" - Ellie Goulding
5. "In My Head" - Jason Derulo
6. "Empire State Of Mind (Part II)" - Alicia Keys
7. "You Got The Dirtee Love" - Florence And The Machine/Dizzee Rascal
8. "Parachute" - Cheryl Cole
9. "On A Mission" - Gabriella Cilmi *new*
10. "My Name" - McLean *new*

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  • At 6:12 PM, Blogger jesse said…

    "on a mission" was produced by dallas austin, not xenomania.

  • At 8:42 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    Not a Boyzone fan but I am genuinely happy for them this time. It's sad that Stephen Gately could not be around for this. It doesn't hurt that I also like "Gave it all away".

  • At 1:56 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    quite pleased for boyzone - bought the album, but not listened to it yet... i think the timing of it's release so close to mother's day weekend here helped. Always boosted acts like G4 to the top!

    Please with Gabriella too. It's rather good.

  • At 9:34 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Paul, didn't Ronan's album come out last year at Mother's Day, as well?

    Pranav, it's not bad.

    Jesse, damn Wikipedia!

  • At 1:28 AM, Blogger Calen said…

    I totally thought you'd love "My Name" as I think it sounds like a song Shayne Ward should've sung.

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