Before you proceed, stop and go take a look at yourself in the mirror. Child, that’s what yo’ scrawny ass looks like when your Monday Chart Feed arrives a day late. Apologies – it was my birthday and the energy company decided they’d honour it as a night of rest by shutting down the power in my area.
Nelly is back and his new single ‘Just A Dream’ debuts at #24 in Australia this week. The Jim Jonsin-produced track is the lead single from his upcoming Nelly 5.0 album and don’t call it a comeback because it’s only been two years since his last Top 30 hit here – ‘Party People’ with Fergie.
Local lass Zoe Badwi has finally crossed over to the mainstream Top 50. Her latest solo single ‘Freefallin’ has been scorching up the dance charts for close to a month now but has only debuted at#36 on the main charts this week. Zoe may be a Melbourne dance scene queen these days but lest we forget – she was once part of the Aussie pop trio Sirens, the warblers behind Sara Marie‘s ‘I’m So Excited (The Bum Dance Song)’. Bless.
The Wombats‘ new single ‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)’ enter at #35 here this week. The indie rockers are reportedly going for a more “produced” sound for their second album but fans will have to wait ’til November to hear the goodies.
Alexandra Burke is back on top, baby! Her robo-reggae single ‘Start Without You’ debuted straight at #1 in the UK this week, making it her third chart topper there. It’s just the kind of mascara-running moment of validation Alex needed after her last two singles – ‘Broken Heels’ and ‘All Night Long’ – failed to sustain.
Brandon Flowers‘ debut solo album Flamingo enters at #1 in the UK and #5 in Australia, selling over 5000 copies here in its first week. Fingers crossed, our spunky Killers frontman will also achieve the same chart results in the States, where the album drops today. Flamingo was the second most downloaded album in Australia last week.
McFly‘s wild new single ‘Party Girl’ debuts at #6 in the UK this week. Yes, the boys have our attention now after posing nude for Attitude magazine a few months ago. Their forthcoming album Above The Noise – which will hopefully feature cuts written with Taio Cruz and super producer Dallas Austin – is due 15 November.
Alesha Dixon‘s mind-numbing ‘Drummer Boy’ debuts at #15 in the UK. Keep an eye out for remixes by Benny Benassi and Aussie dance sensation, Yolanda Be Cool, on the digital EP. For real, can anyone salvage this mess?
The Saturdays just keep hustling. Their solid new single ‘Higher’ (the original mix, not the soon-to-be-revealed Flo Rida remix) has shot from #167 to #62 in the UK this week. The video, which was filmed in L.A. two weeks ago, reportedly sees them rocking an NYC backdrop. In other words, their desperation for an American crossover was kept pretty understated.
Beyonce‘s ‘Why Don’t You Love Me’ leaps 20 places up to #51 in the UK this week. What kind of promo undercurrent has inspired this? Because the Brits should only have eyes for the other two children of Destiny right now: Michelle (check Strictly Come Dancing) and Kelly (check the Guetta-crafted singles ‘Commander’ and ‘Forever And A Day’).
The Xx sees their self-titled album leap to #3 in the UK after scoring the coveted Mercury Prize last week. This’ll probably encourage the English pop rockers to re-release a few more singles. Tracks like ‘Crystalised’ and ‘Islands’ have both been granted a second wind.
Hurts‘ Happiness album debuts at #4 in the UK this week, proving that there’s justice on the pop charts. There is no date set for an Australian release just yet but if it’s any consolation, their ace single ‘Wonderful Lie’ was our iTunes Single of The Week two weeks ago. Meanwhile, an album track ‘Illuminated’ has charted at #68 in the UK this week.
Katy Perry‘s ‘Teenage Dream’ single has gone #1 in the US this week, making this her second consecutive American chart topper this year. Kitty‘s onto a mighty good run now and I can’t see this slowing down with her next song ‘Firework’. Prepare for an all-hands-in-the-air affair when the remixes hit clubs. The single is slated for an October release with the video due later this month.
Hark! 70s rockers Heart has reformed and they’re peddling a new album. Wait a minute, they’ve released five albums in my lifetime? Well, it’s time we stop referring to these old timers in the past tense because their latest album, Red Velvet Car, debuted at #10 in America this week, making it their first Top 10 hit in 20 years.
Everyone please be upstanding with your best golf claps as the last ever Hannah Montana record exits the US Top 200. The Hannah Montana movie soundtrack is literally clinging onto the bottom of the chart now while Miley‘s own pop album Can’t Be Tamed sits at #63 after three months of invading shelf space.
Feed Limmy’s Top 20 Most Played:
#1 Nadine Coyle – Insatiable*
#2 Willow Smith – Whip My Hair*
#3 Girls Aloud – Memory of You
#4 Shakira – Loca (feat. Dizzee Rascal)
#5 davidlim – Get Crazy
#6 davidlim – Running Away
#7 Savage Skulls feat. Robyn – Bad Gal*
#8 Kylie Minogue – Like A Drug
#9 Frankie Finch – I’m Such A Problem
#10 Little Boots – Remedy
#11 Sugababes – Thank You For The Heartbreak
#12 davidlim – #1
#13 Christina Aguilera – Not Myself Tonight
#14 Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Not Giving Up On Love (Acoustic)
#15 Armin Van Buuren vs Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Not Giving Up On Love
#16 Kelly Rowland – Commander
#17 Rachel Stevens – Nothing Good About This Goodbye
#18 Girls Aloud – Sexy! No No No…
#19 Little Jackie – 28 Butts
#20 Asher Roth – His Dream
* = Added to playlist this week.