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Sunday, June 29, 2014

UK Chart Roundup: Example's "One More Day (Stay With Me)" Should Have Been #1

So the trend now for utterly shit dance tracks seems to be to come up with over the top music videos that at least give something about the entire thing a shred of allure. (See: DJ Snake and Lil Jon's "Turn Down For What.") And the latest is Oliver Heldens and Becky Hill's "Gecky (Overdrive)", which is the new #1 single in the UK, and just so happens to have killed the lengthy streak of decent floorfillers to have topped the British chart in 2014.

Actually, Ella Henderson's "Ghost," the #1 song the previous two weeks, killed the streak of floorfillers. But at least that was a good track.

Pity then that Example's surprising '90s house throwback "One More Day (Stay With Me)" didn't make it to the top instead. I've become quite addicted to it in the past week (and fear I may have subsequently cursed it). Collaborating with Calvin Harris and Pet Shop Boys must have rubbed off on him.

"One More Day (Stay With Me)" goes in at #4.

The UK Top 10:

1. "Gecko (Overdrive)" - Oliver Heldens x Becky Hill *1 week*
2. "Ghost" - Ella Henderson
3. "Sing" - Ed Sheeran
4. "One More Day (Stay With Me)" - Example *new*
5. "Budapest" - George Ezra
6. "Stay With Me" - Sam Smith
7. "Waves" (Robin Schulz Remix) - Mr Probz
8. "Wiggle" - Jason Derulo feat. Snoop Dogg
9. "All Of Me" - John Legend
10. "Good Kisser" - Usher *new*

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