Short Stack’s ‘Planets’ is the highest charting new single in Australia this week, debuting at #4. Elsewhere, we welcome The Potbelleez back into our Top 20 with ‘Hello’ peaking at #19.
Scarlett Belle and Kyle Sandilands probably shared a high five this morning after learning that their ‘Freak Tonight’ single has ascended to a new peak of #37, thanks to last week’s X Factor performance. It probably helped that the track’s going at a discounted rate on iTunes. Justice Crew’s ‘And Then We Dance’ also moved up ten places on our singles chart this week after their X Factor performance. The rush-release of the band’s doco DVD is yet to make an impact.
Zoe Badwi’s ‘Freefallin’ has risen to #23 on the main singles chart here this week. That coveted Top 20 spot is so within reach for sister gurl, so I suggest you uncross your fingers and toes and start purchasing. Fun fact: ‘Freefallin’ is co-written by Amy Pearson, whose dabble in dance pop didn’t quite blossom last year, resulting Sony scrapping the album and dropping her.
The bubbly ‘Butterfingers’ marked a remarkable reinvention for the serial balladeer and for the axed album Aftershock, Amy had locked in tracks with titan producers Darkchild (see: ‘Telephone’), The Heavyweights (see: Natasha Bedingfield) and Leah Haywood (STFU, we think it’s love). Sigh, guess we’ll never know now.
Mark Ronson’s collaborative album Record Collection debuts at #2 in the UK and #6 in Australia this week, making it here as our highest charting new entry.
Mumford & Sons’ Sigh No More has bolted back up the charts this week, moving from #42 to #26. They might not want to acknowledge it but you have to put it all down to X Factor Luke & Joel’s cover of ‘Little Lion Man’, don’t you? The single also re-enters at #48 this week. BAM!
Speaking of X Factor power, over in the UK, Adele’s ‘Make You Feel My Love’ has been flogged to death on the boot camp episodes sending the track from #102 to a new peak of #4. Her Grammy-winning 19 album also re-enters this week, sitting at #57.
Simon Cowell’s shiny new act Labrinth sees his first solo single ‘Let The Sun Shine’ enter at #3 in the UK this week. The dance/hip hop artist rose to prominence this year on Tinnie Tempah’s ‘Pass Out’ and ‘Frisky’ singles, and this week he settles for second highest new entry while Tinnie takes another #1 with ‘Written In The Stars’. Labrinth is surprisingly Simon Cowell’s first non-talent show signing in six years.
Kylie’s ‘Get Outta My Way’ has shot up to #12 in the UK this week, following a series of promo performances about town. But that’s not bloody good enough, people. This is Min’s first single to miss the UK Top 10 since ‘Breathe’ choked at #14 twelve years ago.
KT Tunstall’s comeback single ‘(Still A) Weirdo’ enters at #39 in the UK this week, while her US single ‘Fade Like A Shadow’ peaks at #49 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The new album Tiger Suit debuts at #5 in the UK. Fun fact: KT contributed a track (‘Nice Men’) on Dame Shirley Bassey’s 2009 album: The Performance. Must’ve been quite an honour to make the shortlist given that this is the Dame’s first studio album of originals in over 30 years.
Sia’s We Are born album has finally charted in the UK debuting at #74 this week. This is the colourful Aussie songbird’s first album to crack the UK Top 100 and seriously, heads will roll if the world sleeps on this amazing record. Back home here, we’re already moving onto the album’s third single ‘Bring Night’.
Glee’s season return in the US saw all three new covers – ‘Empire State of Mind’ (#21), ‘Telephone (#23) and ‘Billionaire’ (#28) – chart as the country’s highest new entries. Keep your eyes peeled on this Wednesday’s Billboard charts to see where their Britney tracks debut. I’ve placed bets that ‘Stronger’ will the lead the pack this week.
Aussie dance sensation Yolanda Be Cool & D Cup sees their ‘We Speak No Americano’ crack the US charts, peaking at #78 this week. Global domination here we come. Who would’ve thunk it?
Maroon 5’s new album track ‘Stutter’ enters at #84 this week, bettering the chart position of the second single ‘Give A Little More’ which peaked at #86. Elsewhere, Jesse McCartney’s – where’s that album – ‘Shake’ debuts at #90. The pop heart throb announced on Twitter in August that his fourth album’s completed but there’s still no release date set yet.
There’s been a flurry of new albums making its mark on the US Top 100 this week. The most exciting of the pack include: Maroon 5’s Hands All Over entering at #2, Selena Gomez & The Scene’s A Year Without Rain making #4, John Legend & The Roots’ Wake Up! debuting at #8, and Shontelle’s No Gravity sauntering in at #81.
Feed Limmy Top 20 Most Played This Week:
#1 davidlim – Do What I Do
#2 Shontelle – Take Ova (feat. Pitbull)
#3 Ace of Base – All For You
#4 Kylie Minogue – Wonderful Life (Radio 1 Live Lounge Cover)*
#5 Cheryl Cole – Promise This
#6 Erika Heynatz – Holding On
#7 Christina Aguilera – Woohoo
#8 BoA – Copy & Paste
#9 Shontelle – Perfect Nightmare
#10 Joe McElderry – Ambitions*
#11 Brandy – Lifeguard
#12 Willow Smith – Whip My Hair
#13 Margaret Berger – Samantha
#14 Kimbra – Settle Down
#15 davidlim – Sitting In The Dark
#16 Nadine Coyle – Insatiable
#17 Jessica Mauboy – Get ‘Em Girls (feat. Snoop Dogg)
#18 Solange – Stillness In The Move
#19 Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)
#20 Glee Cast – Telephone
* = Added to playlist this week.