dispatches from the pop scene...minus the corn syrup.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

UK Chart Roundup: Rihanna Is Tops, Alexis Jordin Debuts And The Return Of Shakespears Sister

Rihanna and Cheryl Cole flip-flop on the UK chart this week, as Ri Ri jumps up to the #1 position with "Only Girl (In The World)" and kicks the X Factor judge hack and her total-fail trash "Promise This" to the curb.

Debuting at #3 is Alexis Jordan and her Stargate-produced jam "Happiness."  I had the pleasure to meet the charming young songstress when she popped into the Idolator offices earlier this year and for a little meet and greet, and sang an a cappella cover of Mariah Carey's rendition of "Without You."

But let's get to the real hotness this week! Shakespears Sister's epic ballad "Stay"—which originally hit #1 in the UK and #4 in the U.S. back in 1992— crashes back into the chart at #12. Chalk it up to X Factor contestant Cher Lloyd singing the creepy tune a week ago on the show.

Christ, I love that effing song. So, moving on to flopsville—Nadine Coyle's "Insatiable" wobbles in the UK chart at #26 like a one-legged whore after having mainlined a bucket of Rumple Minze into her arteries. I'm surprised it got that high.

And then there's poor little Joe McElderry over on the album chart...Wide Awake plummets from #3 to #20. Sigh. Maybe in five years he can have a comeback like Shayne Ward?

On a final note, Pet Shop Boys' new hits collection Ultimate debuts at #27. Not bad for a set of re-re-fried singles.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Only Girl (In The World)" - Rihanna *1 week* 
2. "Promise This" - Cheryl Cole 
3. "Happiness" - Alexis Jordan *new*
4. "Firework" - Katy Perry
5. "Just The Way You Are" - Bruno Mars 
6. "F**K You" - Cee Lo Green
7. "Cooler Than Me" - Mike Posner
8. "Just A Dream" - Nelly
9. "Barbra Streisand" - Duck Sauce
10. "Higher" - The Saturdays feat. Flo Rida

Labels: , , , , , , ,


  • At 12:07 AM, Blogger John said…

    It's been almost 20 years since "Stay." How is that even possible? I've been a big fan of "Happiness" for months now, so I'm glad to see she is getting to promote it beyond the clubs. And that Nadine track...right there with ya.

  • At 1:16 AM, Blogger Fritz Liess said…

    Remember this?


  • At 1:42 AM, Anonymous shaun said…

    Anyone else remember the awesomeness of Shakespears Sister's follow-up "I Don't Care"? I think that is one of the few cassette singles I've retained all these years!

  • At 8:59 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    John, I know. I won't even go into the fact that I was already in my first semester of college when it was out.

    Fritz, YES!! Total class.

    Shaun, I do! In fact, it got some mile airplay in Pittsburgh on the Top 40 station, and my friend bought the single, as well, and used to play it in the car all the time.


Post a Comment

<< Home