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Sunday, October 10, 2010

UK Chart Roundup: Cee Lo Green Says Take That, Robbie Williams And Gary Barlow

Midweek chart figures showed that Cee Lo Green's "F**k You" (or "Forget You" in its clean version) was outselling what was probably expected to be a #1 duet from Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow, "Shame."

And now that all is said and done, the Take That gents indeed have to settle for a #2 debut in the wake of Cee Lo's four-letter charge to the top. Oh, well—at least the pair have the That's epic, soaring single "The Flood" on the way. If that one gets harshed on the way to #1 in November, I'd be highly surprised.

Interestingly, "Shame" now makes the highest charting UK single with Gary Barlow listed as the artist since his 1997 jam "Open Road" reached #7. God, where is time going?



Like "Shame," Robbie Williams "Bodies" also hit #2 last October. Both he and Gary were featured on the Helping Haiti charity cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts," which debuted at #1 earlier this year.

Also appearing on that one was Kylie Minogue, whose "Get Outta My Way" debuted at #12 last week but drops to #31 on the new chart. Boooo!

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "F**K You" - Cee Lo Green *new* *1 week*
2. "Shame" - Robbie Williams & Gary Barlow *new*
3. "Written In The Stars" - Tinie Tempah
4. "Just The Way You Are" - Bruno Mars
5. "Miami 2 Ibiza" - Swedish House Mafia vs. Tinie Tempah *new*
6. "Let The Sun Shine" - Labrinth
7. "Radioactive" - Kings Of Leon *new*
8. "Dynamite" - Taio Cruz
9. "Teenage Dream" - Katy Perry
10. "Heartbeat" - Enrique Iglesias feat. Nicole Scherzinger

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2 Comments:

  • At 10:35 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    Unfortunate that "Shame" didn't get to No.1. It is nice to see Gary Barlow featured as the artist in the top 10. I didn't really like "Open Road" as a song but there were some nice tracks on the "Open Road" album - especially "Love won't wait", "Are you ready now", and "Always".

     
  • At 7:42 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    Shame that Shame didn't make number one but Cee-Lo was unstoppable. Oh well. I've now moved onto The Flood anyway. I'm bamboozled as to why Get Outta My Way didn't do as well as say, Wow but at least it did better than Scisster's 2nd single Any Which Way!

     

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