Chart Feed – 20.08.12

Remember back when it was kinda uncool to be “launched from a reality TV show”?

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Well, it would seem that if you can escape that stigma with class and some bloody awesome creative ventures, you’re guaranteed to be embraced by the masses in the way Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy were this week.

Elsewhere on this Chart Feed, it has also been a good week for the Spice Girls, Emeli Sande, Rita Ora and Flo Rida.

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Chart Feed – 13.08.12

The Olympic Games is doing nothing to stimulate Britain’s album buying habits as the nation hits its lowest weekly album sales in 16 years. Rihanna‘s Talk That Talk has returned to #1 on the UK charts with just over 9,500 copies sold – making it the lowest weekly sale for a UK #1 album in the 21st century.

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Elsewhere, American Idol winner Phillip Phillips scores big on the digital charts thanks to a placement in NBC’s Olympic broadcast, the Pet Shop Boys cops a chart fail with ‘Winner’, and J.Lo now ties with Katy Perry for most consecutive US #1 dance/club play singles.

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Chart Feed – 26.03.12

It’s just past midnight and I’ve been compiling this post for the past four hours non-stop. It’s somewhat understandable that I want to just drop dead now to the sound of Madonna‘s ‘Gang Bang’ on repeat and never wake up again.

This week’s Chart Feed is one for the history books – especially if you’re the world’s biggest boyband of the moment: One Direction. Their legendary storming of the US Billboard charts makes them the first ever British band to have their first album go #1 in the States.

Elsewhere, Katy Perry blasts to #1 on the UK charts and we also look ahead to new releases by The Saturdays, Scissor Sisters and Calvin Harris.

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Leak Report: Far East Movement ‘Jello’ (featuring Rye Rye)

You can probably write out all the lyrics to this even before hearing the track. You’ll be surprised at how many words rhyming with “jello” these guys can fit in the space of two minutes and 52 seconds.

Far East Movement is back with a brand new single – ‘Jello’ – to precede their second major label album and it’s positively everything you’ve come to expect from them: club-ready hip hop that’ll match the tenacity of their career-making crunk hit ‘Like A G6’.

The Asian quartet has done really well in the last 12 months to not only bankroll one fierce club cut after another but also manage global mainstream success with ‘Rocketeer’, their surprisingly decent mid-tempo featuring Ryan Tedder. All the sudden these guys were on every commercial radio station in the developed world and outgrew this all-ages appeal to Far East Movement where there had only been interest from urban music and club circles before.

Having said that, ‘Jello’ makes no attempt to recall such appeal. It is an unapologetic move back to what Far East Movement does best and that is fierce party records with choice lines like, “J-E-double-L-O-mazing. Run it back she stack – lego, play with your g-string – cello…”

Take a listen to ‘Jello’ featuring Rye Rye:


 

If your rump isn’t rattling like it should, go seek help immediately.

Footnotes:

Far East Movement is set to serve up ‘Jello’ on 8 November . The gang’s forthcoming album Magic Men’s will arrive in 2012 some time, bearing collaborations with will.i.am, David Guetta and Bangladesh (hit producer behind Jessica Mauboy‘s wig snatching ‘Get ‘Em Girls’ and Ke$ha‘s ferocious ‘Sleazy’).

Chart Feed – 15.08.11

Gotye and Kimbra‘s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ has risen to claim the top spot this week, making him the first Australian artist to go #1 here since Guy Sebastian‘s ‘Who’s That Girl’ earlier this year. ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ is not only the indie pop purveyor’s first chart topper but his first single to crack the ARIA Top 50. Likewise for his partner in crime Kimbra, who has been the hipster community’s best kept secret up until now. It’s an amazing feat for the pair to rise to #1 in only five weeks, racking up platinum sales and earning the support of commercial stations, where they typically would only get rotation on Triple J. Gotye premiered his forthcoming Making Mirrors album on Triple J last night in full, ahead of its release this Friday. The album, in its pre-order state, is currently charting at #7 on iTunes Australia. Kimbra‘s own album Vows will drop locally on 2 September.

Jessica Mauboy‘s ‘Inescapable’ shoots up to #4 this week, making this her first Top 5 hit since ‘Burn’ ascended to #1 in 2009. I know, right? But it’s not like everything in between has flopped or anything. J Mally’s singles are always well-timed and mostly well-supported by Aussie radios, which naturally results in high charting positions. In fact, all her singles have gone Top 20 bar ‘Let Me Be Me’, which was the sixth and final single from Been Waiting (could we blame anyone for not caring?). Keep an eye on next week’s chart to see where the album peaks with the arrival of its deluxe incarnation. If you’re trying to decide if it’s worth your pennies or not, here’s a preview of some new Get ‘Em Girls tracks and my thoughts on the lot. In the two days that counted, Get ‘Em Girls Deluxe has managed to bring the album back to #19 on the Australian Urban charts.

Watch J Mally perform ‘Inescapable’ on Australia’s Got Talent:

 

Lady Gaga‘s ‘You And I’ is the most added new song to Aussie radios this week. The music video is set to premiere this Thursday. I know she’s always hyping up her latest video to be her best work yet but really, wouldn’t it be impressive if her best video truly was for the single nobody counted on? Elsewhere, Rihanna‘s ‘Cheers (Drink To That)’ rises to #18 in Australia this week, making it her fifth consecutive Top 20 smash here. Every single off the Loud album – bar ‘Man Down’, which wasn’t even serviced to Aussie radios, was it? – has gone Top 20 in Australia, a feat no other RiRi album has ever achieved. Not even the mega Good Girl Gone Bad. Over in the States, ‘Cheers’ shoots up to #50 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Marvin Priest and mah gurl Wynter Gordon‘s ‘Take Me Away’ has finally cracked the Top 50 this week at #32 after a few weeks in the wilderness. The song is getting a bit more radio support so it’s fitting to see it do what it’s doing now. Wynter’s own single ‘Buy My Love’ is set to be released and issued to Aussie radios on 22 August – let’s pray the uptake on that is even greater than what it has been for ‘Take Me Away’.

Watch Marvin Priest and Wynter Gordon‘s ‘Take Me Away’ video. My gurl is looking absolutely smokin’ hawt in it:

 

Selena Gomez & The Scene‘s ‘Love You Like A Love Song’ cracks the Aussie Top 50 this week at #48. This is actually the Disney pop princess’s second time ever charting this high in our country – ‘Naturally’ made #46 last year. While she’s never really had the same level of radio support as she has in the States and around Asia, Selena’s latest album When The Sun Goes Down managed to debut at #14 here – signifying that she’s most definitely a force to be reckoned with. I don’t know about commercial stations turning the corner to embrace Godmez but Australian gay and lesbian station JOY 94.9 has certainly kept ‘Love You Like A Love Song’ on daytime rotation for a while now. The single also makes a huge jump in the UK, going from #141 to #72 this week. Get ready for the take over.

Boy & Bear‘s Moonfire debuts at #2 in Australia to become the highest selling new album this week, beating the almighty Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s Watch The Throne which came in at #3. The Sydney-based indie rockers have been on the scene for a good year or so now and this is actually a pretty impressive debut for their first album. Last year, they probably piqued a few interests when they opened for Mumford & Sons on their Australian tour and the gang’s EP at the time With Emperor Antarctica managed to chart as high as #63.

Check out Boy & Bear‘s new single ‘Milk & Sticks’:

 

Zoë Badwi‘s Zoë album debuts at #35 on the ARIA chart and #22 on the digital side this week. I think that’s pretty much expected for an artist that has her heels firmly planted in the dance scene with one crossover single. I look forward to seeing our girl sustain the sales with some heavy touring over the next two months. What’s important is Ms Badwi taking her music out to the scene where it needs to be, where it was designed to be. I’m sure it’d be nice to have another mega radio smash like ‘Freefallin’ – queens, y’all know that I’m eyeballing the next single ‘Until You’re Over Me’ – but at the end of the day, the Zoë album was made to cater for dance audiences. It shall fulfill its destiny accordingly and anything beyond that would be a bonus.

Amy Winehouse and Adele continue their airtight reign of the UK Top 5 this week with the late Wino’s Back to Black still holding on to #1 and Adele’s 21 placed firmly at #2. Frank and 19 are holding down #4 and #5 positions respectively.

Jay-Z & Kanye West‘s Watch The Throne debuts at #3 in the UK, making it the highest selling new album there this week. Watch The Throne was definitely the most downloaded album in the UK and Australia this week, topping the digital charts in both territories. The hip hop moguls’ current single ‘Otis’ slips to #40 in the UK while their Beysus-annointed future single ‘Lift Off’ starts charting at #48. ‘Lift Off’ will be launched to American urban stations next Tuesday.

Cheryl Cole‘s 3 Words album has copped a surprise sale boost this week, re-entering the UK Top 100 at #80 after it had already sold over 900,000 copies in its prime. Nuhdeen will be steady sticking pins in her Chezza voodoo doll now. Speaking of the Geordie Goddess, there’s this delicious piece of goss that she has apparently recorded a will.i.am track originally intended for Cher Lloyd‘s album. What a sneaky ho. Do you see the way she’s thieving away at people’s opportunities? Trust me, she may be laying low after losing her X Factor judging seat but Ms Cole is planning something far bigger and more sinister than Nadine 2.0. We haven’t seen the last of this bitch. All of us stanning for a Girls Aloud reunion will have to topple Cheryl’s empire first.

Dub step duo Nero score their first ever UK #1 hit this week with ‘Promises’. They first caught mainstream media attention after making the shortlist for BBC’s prestigious Sound of 2011 in December alongside other lauded breaking talents like James Blake and Clare Maguire (the winner was Jessie J and look what a year it has been for her). Their chart-topping new entry could not have come at a more surprising juncture with X Factor pop acts JLS and Cher Lloyd having occupied the top spot in previous weeks. So what gives?

Check out the video for ‘Promises’ and rate it for yourselves:

 

David Guetta and Sia‘s ‘Titanium’ debuts at #16 in the UK and #31 in Australia this week purely off the back of strong digital sales. This epic dance number is already shaping up to be a real contender for Feed Limmy’s Top 10 singles of 2011. I honestly hope the label doesn’t tread too lightly on this success. ‘Titanium’ has the potential to go so much further if it receives the full backing of an official single launch. This needs to be impacting radios already. I’m not content with it being pitched as some digital promo teaser for the album, which I’ll probably hate anyway. ‘Titanium’ is actually turning on pop music fans who aren’t normally inclined to bump Guetta tracks because it’s one of his few singles that aren’t insipidly about getting crunk and picking up chicks. Sista Sia bringeth soul and a hurricane of emotions to the dance floor much in the way Estelle did for Guetta‘s last album gem ‘One Love’.

Jessie J‘s ‘Who’s Laughing Now’ cracks the UK Top 100 this week, entering at #37 after the video surfaced. Expect it to keep rising after the single gets officially released on 21 August. We’re expected to be treated to two new Jessie J tracks in no time, y’all. First up there’s ‘Repeat’, a track on David Guetta‘s forthcoming Nothing But The Beat album, then there’s ‘Domino’ – the Katy Perry-fashioned new summer pop jam slated to hit the States on 30 August (according to Idolator).

Nicole Scherzinger‘s ‘Wet’ rises from #189 to #38 in the UK this week. With any luck, she’ll secure a fourth consecutive Top 3 smash there. Over in the States, ‘Right There’ makes a new peak of #15 on the dance/club play charts. Here in Australia, the single hangs tight at its peak of #8. It’s already charting better than its predecessor ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’, which only made it at #17. We can’t really hold that against it, can we? ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’ was most Aussies’ introduction to Nicole’s solo work. It was the perfect appetiser and now that local radios have taken the Scherzinger bait, here comes more.

While we’re on the subject of post-Pussycat Doll work, if you haven’t already inspected Jessica Sutta‘s A-grade new dance/pop single ‘Show Me’ – you absolutely need to. Like, right away. The chorus is giving me life:

 

Kelly Rowland‘s Here I Am drops 10 places on the US Billboard 200 in its second week to chart at #13. I’ve clocked a couple of stans getting pressed because Kelendria has yet to issue a follow-up single. What is she waiting for? ‘Motivation’, as great as it was for her, has well and truly run its course. Everyone is looking forward to ‘Lay It On Me’ now but there’s still no date set for a radio impact and no sign of a video shoot either. To quote my Twitter friend and beloved pop music fan Richard Eric, ‘Lay It On Me’ is “exactly how Kelly Rowland should sound in 2011: brave, confident, and like somebody who could comfortably lead a group rather than be the second-in-charge like she was back in DC.” Trust.

Greyson Chance – the 13-year old YouTube sensation who rose to fame with his piano-based cover of ‘Paparazzi’ – sees his debut album Hold On ‘Til The Night enter the US Billboard Hot 100 at #29 and digital charts at #14. The album, released through Ellen DeGeneres‘ label eleveneleven, managed to sell 16,185 first week copies in the States off the back of two singles.

Check out his adorable video for ‘Unfriend Me’. It’s the best prepubescent break-up song you’ll ever hear:

 

Dev‘s second single ‘In The Dark’ has finally cracked the US Billboard Hot 100 at #97. The rent-a-ho for Far East Movement and JLS‘s singles is still hustlin’ hard to get her solo material heard in the States but everything seems to be lining up for her just fine. She’ll gain further exposure as one of the many guests on David Guetta‘s forthcoming album Nothing But The Beat – she’s on a demure, prim and family-friendly track with Timbaland titled ‘I Just Wanna Fuck’. On top of that, Dev‘s debut album The Night The Sun Came Up is set to drop in the UK first on 5 September and later in the US on 20 September.

Kylie Minogue‘s ‘Put Your Hands Up’ shoots up to #2 on the US Dance/Club play charts. So close to reaching #1 and joining the constellation of Aphrodite dance chart toppers. Elsewhere, Britney‘s ‘I Wanna Go’ is the biggest gainer on the club play charts, taking it to a new peak of #3. Wynter Gordon‘s ‘Til Death’ holds tight to the Top 5 placement. Also on the get-go is the new pan-Asian girl band Blush with their debut single ‘Undivided’ featuring Snoop Dogg, ascending to #9 on the dance charts. I am not sold on these ladies, to be honest. But I’ll let you be the judge.

Check out Blush’s beige single ‘Undivided’:

 

The Wanted‘s ‘Glad You Came’ remains a hot contender on the UK Top 10 but it’s their 2010 debut single ‘All Time Low’ that’s starting to heat up now across the Atlantic. I nearly fell off my chair when I clocked ‘All Time Low’ rising to #21 on the US Billboard Dance/Club charts. I mean, really? Why that mess? I could say the same for Blush. Other surprising dance chart movers include Adele‘s ‘Set Fire to The Rain’ rising to #27 and Jennifer Hudson‘s ‘No One Gonna Love You’ cracking at #47.

Leona Lewis‘ euphoric new single ‘Collide’ debuts at #32 on the US Dance/Club charts this week. Although, I’m not so sure about its future now that Avicii has filed papers to the high court preventing her label, Syco, from releasing ‘Collide’ ahead of his version ‘Fade into Darkness’. To be continued.

Chart Feed – 14.02.11

Lady Gaga‘s ‘Born This Way’ sold over 60,000 copies in just 34 hours to debut at #3 in the UK this week. The track was released digitally around the world on Friday 11 February and broke the record for fastest selling iTunes single ever! The much-hyped “anthem” went straight to #1 on iTunes in 23 different countries (Australia included), and became the first track to ever achieved rapid fire digital sales like that.

‘Born This Way’ also broke US radio record for most first day spins – notching up over 1838 plays on day one on mainstream stations alone. The last time pop music fans broke the radio was last month when Britney‘s ‘Hold It Against Me’ blew up with 619 spins on its first day.

Having said that, ‘Born This Way’ honestly failed to pleasure and move me in ways her previous pop wonders have. There’s something condescendingly blatant and one-dimensional about the lyrical content and composition, and it just doesn’t hold me. Fingers crossed that the album will be a more stimulating body of work.

Check out The Music Network‘s exclusive revelation of Gaga‘s Born This Way album cover image. Rawr etc.

Black Eyed Peas‘ new single ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ bullets to #3 in Australia this week, making it the song’s highest charting position anywhere in the world yet. Aren’t we all glad that it’s not a cover of that Depeche Mode song? Instead, this is one of those singles where Fergie takes centre stage and lets us have it vocally. I have no objections.

Far East Movement scores another Aussie chart hit with ‘Rocketeer’ moving up to #18 this week. The track was produced by Stereotypes and The Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars‘ production team) but what I’d really like to know is why Mars himself didn’t sing the hook. Maybe it’s for the best. We wouldn’t want an overkill of Bruno Mars on the charts now, do we?

We’re seeing more dance music cross over to the main ARIA singles charts these days which, I guess, is expected given the bout of summer festivals and prominence of club culture of late. Check out the movement starting on top with mah gurl Wynter Gordon‘s ‘Dirty Talk’ (#2) leading the pack, followed by: David Guetta/Rihanna‘s ‘Who’s That Chick’ (#10), Martin Solveig/Dragonette ‘Hello’ (#13), Afrojack/Eva Simons ‘Take Over Control’ (#17), Swedish House Mafia ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’ (#40), Tim Berg ‘Seek Bromance (Avicci’s Vocal Edit)’ and Adrian Lux ‘Teenage Crime’ (#49).

Cut Copy‘s new album Zonoscope debuts straight in at #3 this week in Australia. I have no valid thoughts on this except, I still got big love for the exceptionally ace album cover, which I’ve already pointed out months ago. Zonoscope debuts at #82 in the UK but don’t take that to heart. Ya’ll can probably expect it to peak a little higher when the Melbourne band gets their tour on out there.

Michael Buble‘s Crazy Love shoots back into the Top 10 this week thanks to the current Aussie tour. The superstar crooner played at Sydney’s Acer Arena tonight for what was undoubtedly a sickening Valentine’s love-in of sorts.

Two Door Cinema Club‘s Tourist History album debuts at #44 in Australia this week. I was just saying last week how these guys deserve to be big here. Now watch this climb. The band will play one show in Jakarta, Indonesia tomorrow before jetting off to tour Japan. Back in the UK, Two Door Cinema Club‘s new single ‘What You Know’ bullets to #64 this week.

Adele‘s stellar 21 album holds tight to #1 in the UK while her 19 album celebrates it’s 100th week on the charts, comfortably positioned at #6 this week.

Jessie J‘s ‘Price Tag’ sticks to the top spot in the UK for the second week while it makes a splash across the Atlantic, debuting on the US Billboard charts at #88. Ya’ll can just imagine this track getting love from all over the globe, right? Watch this take off in the coming weeks.

BBC’s Sound of 2011 shortlist-maker James Blake sees his debut album arrive at #9 in the UK this week. He’s getting a lot of approving nods on the blogosphere but I just can’t get into his ambient electro shiz. I’m sorry, I tried. He might be your cuppa, though. Check out James’ cure for insomnia: ‘The Wilhelm Scream’.

Nicki Minaj scores her first UK hit with ‘Moment 4 Life’ rising to #22 this week. Meanwhile, the Pink Friday album ascends back to #1 in the US this week. This bitch is so quotable. I could seriously listen to ‘Did It On ‘Em’ all day.

Britney‘s ‘Hold It Against Me’ tumbles out of the UK Top 20 this week and it’s still three more days ’til the video premiere. Will the hype surrounding it pull the single back up the right way? The track climbs to a new peak of #21 on the US Dance/Club charts this week and I’m thinking, is that all there is?

Newcomer Jodie Connor‘s debut single ‘Now or Never’ drops to #100 in the UK this week and I can’t say I’m surprised. Her breakthrough came as a featured vocalist on Roll Deep‘s UK #1 hit ‘Good Times’ but this is hardly the way to follow it up. It’ll be interesting to see how she fares with the next single, which is said to be a track featuring Tinchy Stryder.

Jedward is back and this time, they’ll be representing the Irish at this year’s Eurovision. The X Factor twins released their new single ‘Lipstick’ on Saturday in Europe and it’ll be interesting to see how this Glambert-glittery track performs on the UK charts.

Ke$ha‘s ‘Blow’ rises to a new peak of #66 on the US Billboard charts this week. Bitch is bringing her Get $leazy tour Down Under on 3 March and the question on everybody’s lips is, is she or isn’t she gonna perform at Mardi Gras? Check out this quick word she has for us during the gay festive season:

The glitter monger’s new single ‘Blow’ was sent to Aussie radios this morning.

Kylie Minogue‘s ‘Better Than Today’ climbs to #3 on the US Dance/Club charts this week. Unlike her previous world tours, the Americans will definitely be included on her forthcoming Aphrodite Live 2011 tour. She’ll be touring the States for a good month starting 29 April but my Aussie queens, ya’ll will have to keep hanging in there with me for national tour dates.

Speaking of le tour, it’s all looking eleganza regale and shit but I honestly don’t believe she won’t have a new single to whore out to radios while it’s all happening. I feel an Aphrodite repackage coming on with a new recording released to lead the new phase.

 

Chart Feed – 31.01.11

Adele has blown up the UK charts with her 21 album selling over 208,000 first-week copies to rightfully debut at #1. How’s this for a “so what” stat? The UK charts have declared 21 to be the biggest-selling January record since Arctic Monkey‘s 2003 album Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m Not. Nothing to sneeze at, I guess. Given that January is a tradionally quiet month for record sales.

Elsewhere, 21 debuted at #3 in Australia, where it’s also the highest-selling new entry this week. Adele‘s intense, sobbing-int0-an-empty-tub-of-ice-cream new single, ‘Someone Like You’, starts charting at #36 in the UK this week.

Wynter Gordon rides the #1 spot in Australia for the third week in a row avec ‘Dirty Talk’ – just when I thought Rihanna‘s ‘S&M’ was gonna snatch the lube-soiled carpet from under her this week. RiRi‘s ferosh third Loud single copped a sales boost – going from #27 to #3 this week – thanks to crescendoing radio support. Sadly, her last single ‘What’s My Name’ (feat. Drake) didn’t chart quite as well, peaking only at #18 here. Oh! Na na…

Usher‘s pop perfection ‘More’ shoots up to the Top 20 this week, reaching a new peak of #16 in Australia. The RedOne-track was serviced to radios last week and, as predicted, it just took off from there. This’ll be the eighth single from Usher‘s Raymond v. Raymond/Versus era and it could well be the last. Raymond v. Raymond is nominated for a Best Contemporary R&B album Grammy and the single ‘There Goes My Baby’ for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. Fingers crossed for another two weeks, Urshurrr fans.

Pink‘s ‘Fuckin’ Perfect’ moves back up the Aussie charts to #22 this week while Far East Movement featuring Ryan Tedder‘s brilliant ‘Rocketeer’ debuts at #30. I’ve got my eye on this one. It’s too catchy and radio friendly to not pick up more rotation. Meanwhile, check out my new song ‘Make Some Noise’ which I wrote over a looped sample of Far East Movement‘s ‘Go Ape’ [Editor’s note: sly segue, Limmy. Self plug over.]

The Naked and Famous sees their kick arse album – Passive Me Aggressive You – almost crack our Top 30 this week. It has risen to #31 in Australia, no doubt thanks to their Big Day Out stints and various side shows happening now. The Kiwi band made the much-coveted BBC Sound of 2011 shortlist (which Jessie J won) – a UK take over should be on their action plan.

Sia‘s We Are Born is climbing back up the Aussie charts again thanks to this eagerly anticipated tour. I’ve downloaded a recording of her We Meaning You tour in Copenhagen and have loved every minute of it so I’m totally moist for a good time tomorrow when I finally get to experience her live in Melbuorne! We Are Born is charted at #24 this week, having previously peaked at #2.

Ke$ha‘s ‘We R Who We R’ debuts straight in at #1 in the UK this week, selling over 90,000 copies. What in the world? This record is old as. We’ve been dry humping and snorting glitter to that shit for months now. The next single from her Cannibal EP – ‘Blow’ – is set to impact US radios tomorrow. Yawn! Gimme ‘The Harold Song’ or ‘Grow A Pear’ any day.

Britney‘s ‘Hold It Against Me’ is burning out a little quicker than expected, why? Maybe we should give it a little more time. Perhaps things will pick up again when hell freezes over and Brit finally gets up to do some decent promo? We’ll see. ‘HIAM’ slid from #1 to #6 in the US, #4 to #10 in Australia and #6 to #8 in the UK this week. Speaking of worrying drops…

Avril Lavigne‘s ‘What The Hell’ might’ve done exceedingly well by, say, Alesha Dixon‘s standards but it’s really not standing up well against her previous hits. The Canadian bubblegum rawker’s comeback single drops from #13 to #31 in the US, #29 to #45 in the UK this week while dipping to #14 here in Australia after a #9 debut last week. Bam!

Cheryl Cole‘s ‘The Flood’ can now be laid to rest. Time to snuff out the candle because this dripping ballad won’t be improving on its peak of #18 in the UK after all. It sinks to #43 this week and needless to say, ‘The Flood’ is an absolute fuck off no goer for Australian radios right now. Shame on you for even suggesting it!

Fellow Girls Aloud stablemate Kimberley Walsh isn’t enjoying the most joyous of rides on the pop charts herself. Her collabo with Aggro Santos ‘Like U Like’ plummets from its #8 debut last week to #22. At least, Kimba can’t be held solely responsible for that flop. She was just the rent-a-vocalist.

James Blunt‘s Some Kind of Trouble album debuts at #11 in the US this week. Damn, I totally forgot about that record. ‘Stay The Night’ was something of a wonder so let’s see if his new single ‘So Far Gone’ (a Ryan Tedder co-write) can keep up. Some Kind of Trouble peaked at #8 in Australia, where it’s been certified platinum sales (70,000 copies shipped).