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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Keane Have A Total Eclipse Of The Chart While Adam Lambert's UK Prospects Look Up Slightly

This week's big UK chart achievement comes from Keane, who debut at #1 on the album roundup with new EP Night Train. It's their fourth release, and fourth to top the album chart there. Time will tell how Night Train does here in the States, though it's been hovering in the Top 10 on iTunes all week. Over on the UK singles chart, the trio's "Stop For A Minute" debuts at #40.

Meanwhile, the Glee cast's "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" goes in at #9 and becomes the third version of the song to chart in the UK Top 10, after the versions by Bonnie Tyler (#1 in 1983) and Nicki French (#5 in 1995). Jan Wayne's rendition made it to a less-stellar #28 in 2003. The Glee version of "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" landed at #16 on the U.S. chart this week.

This brings us to Christina Aguilera, whose troubled single "Not Myself Tonight" manages to debut at #12. The song really does appear to be DOA across the board (it even failed to go Top 10 in Japan!), and the label needs to rush out the inevitable second-single ballad save ASAP at this point.

Meanwhile, after Adam Lambert's single "For Your Entertainment" debuted at a lowly #39 two weeks ago, the Dr. Luke-produced jam has now managed to inch up to #37. Chalk it up to his appearane on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross a week ago?

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Good Times" - Roll Deep *3 weeks*
2. "Ridin' Solo" - Jason Derulo
3. "OMG" - Usher feat. Will.i.am
4. "Stereo Love" - Edward Maya feat. Vika Jigulina *new*
5. "Candy" - Aggro Santos feat. Kimberly Wyatt
6. "She Said" - Plan B
7. "She's Always A Woman" - Fyfe Dangerfield
8. "All Night Long" - Alexandra Burke feat. Pitbull
9. "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" - Glee Cast *new*
10. "Acapella" - Kelis

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  • At 7:34 PM, Anonymous The Genie Is Dead said…

    It's a little sad that Xtina is over for us chyldren of the teen pop boom, but I think the problem was that she doesn't have a very likable image. Unlike Brit Brit, whom people feel affection for while she's ramming an umbrella up her pussy, Xtina just seems arrogant and cold. What set her apart was her vocals, but she never focused on using them as her trump card. Too much of a focus on being sexy when NO ONE was interested!


  • At 9:54 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    Really thrilled for Keane. These guys one of three bands that have emerged in the last decade that I actually have an overabundance of respect for (the other two being Coldplay and Kings Of Convenience). "Your Love" (featuring Tim Rice-Oxley) is pure bliss. I like that Keane is taking chances instead of sticking to the same sound.

  • At 1:46 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    quite pleased that Keane are number one with their "EP" (What constitutes an EP? Madonna's debut album was 8 tracks and that was an album?)... more pleased that I discovered Run Joey Run thanks to Glee which also charted this week! I am OBSESSED!! I quite literally act out all parts on the walk to work. And Glee has started to marginally improve again. Finally.

  • At 7:36 AM, Anonymous puffyl said…

    Adam Lambert has just come out to show the world that I would say he has done very well for his career, but long way to go!!:)

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