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Monday, August 01, 2011

UK Chart Roundup: Amy Winehouse's Back Catalog Takes Off, JLS Return To #1

One UK boy band succeeds another at the top of the UK chart as JLS' "She Makes Me Wanna" bumps The Wanted's "Glad You Came" down and becomes the former X Factor contestants' fifth #1 single. And, really, you can see the pattern here this third time around, folks: energetic, trendy (i.e. it'll sound dated by January of next year) club track is the lead single off new album, ballad suitable for fall release to follow.

One could argue that the slew of Amy Winehouse songs re-entering the chart following her death at age 27 last week is the real news. We have "Back To Black" at #8, "Tears Dry On Their Own" at #27, "Rehab" at #29, "Love Is A Losing Game" at #33,  "You Know I'm No Good" at #37, "Valerie" at #41, Mark Ronson and Amy's version of "Valerie" at #45 and "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" at #62.

Over on the album chart, Winehouse's 2006 sophomore LP Back To Black is #1, while her 2003 debut Frank goes in at #5.

The UK Top 10:

1. "She Makes Me Wanna" - JLS feat. Dev *new* *1 week*
2. "Glad You Came" - The Wanted 
3. "Louder" - DJ Fresh feat. Sian Evans
4. "The A Team" - Ed Sheeran
5. "Best Thing I Never Had" - Beyonce
6. "How We Roll" - Loick Essien feat. Tanya Lacey
7. "Give Me Everything" - Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, AfroJack & Nayer 
8. "Back To Black" - Amy Winehouse *new*
9. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" - Katy Perry
10. "Super Bass" - Nicki Minaj

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