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Sunday, October 31, 2010

UK Chart Roundup: Cheryl Cole Proves That Amateur Hour Is A Hit With The Kids

After Cheryl Cole triumphantly mimed 90% of her single "Promise This" on the The X Factor last week—an act that was exceptionally classy because at one point the words were still coming over the speakers while she was already using her hands to cover her mouth during an extremely intricate bit of choreography—the High Priestess Of British Soul has debuted at #1 on the UK chart. Spectacular!

This marks Cheryl's second chart topper in her home country. "Fight For This Love" reached #1 at the end of October last year.

Moving on to far classier broads, Joe McElderry's "Ambitions" slips down two positions to #23 in its third week on the singles chart, while the awesome collection of pop choons that is his debut album Wide Awake debuts on the LP roundup at #3. Holiding Joe off from the top of the chart is Kings Of Leon's Come Around Sundown, which is #1 for a second week. At #2 is Michael Buble's Crazy Love—an album that is now over a year old.

Oh, Joe. Can his career be saved from a Leon Jackson-like doom? Guess it all hinges on how far down Wide Awake slips next week.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Promise This" - Cheryl Cole * new* *1 week*
2. "Only Girl (In The World)" - Rihanna *new*
3. "Just The Way You Are" - Bruno Mars 
4. "F**K You" - Cee Lo Green
5. "Cooler Than Me" - Mike Posner
6. "Firework" - Katy Perry
7. "Barbra Streisand" - Duck Sauce
8. "Just A Dream" - Nelly
9. "Heart Vacancy" - The Wanted
10. "Written In The Stars" - Tinie Tempah

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5 Comments:

  • At 6:35 PM, Blogger Gareth said…

    I suspect Joe's future really lies in musical theatre , and not the world of pop,

     
  • At 2:20 AM, Blogger Patrick said…

    All of the Chav Angels above have annointed Cheryl with their celestial beauty and talent!

     
  • At 12:34 PM, Anonymous Canada said…

    Hey D'luv. Not sure if you've seen this, but it's a pretty interesting interview with Cheryl Cole (there are 4 parts).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVoyEKzHrJ4&feature=related

     
  • At 3:11 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    poor Joe. at least he's getting a second single (he's filming the video already but no news of release date)... you are right though, so an ace bunch of tunes (save for The Climb and Smile covers).

    Cheryl. Ugh. Rihanna performed on X-Factor and yelled "I'm number one! On iTunes!" It's the small victories...

     
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