Sunday, March 15, 2015

Brit Sweep: March 15, 2015...


The weekend is coming to a close, so it's time to check out the songs making their debut on the just-released official singles chart in the UK this week...

The brand new #1 hit in Britain is one of the official charity singles for "Red Nose Day", an annual event in the country to raise money for the poor. It's a new recording of Sam Smith's "Lay Me Down" as a duet with John Legend, who performed the track on the live TV concert last Friday. The original solo version of "Lay Me Down" is down a notch at #18, while Smith's "Like I Can", "Stay With Me", and "I'm Not The Only One" are at #32 through #34 respectively, while his other former top-10 hit, "Money On My Mind", is at #96...


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American pop-rap hitmaker Flo Rida jets in at #3 with "GDFR" featuring Sage The Gemini. It's his ninth top-10 hit in this country as a lead artist (he has four more as a featured performer); five of those topped this chart, the most recent being his stint on Olly Murs' "Troublemaker" in 2012...



 Usher returns at #8 with "I Don't Mind" featuring rapper Juicy J. It's Usher's sixteenth time in the top ten as a lead (four more he was featured on did the same); four went to #1 including 2010's "OMG"...


The brand new song from Mumford & Sons, "Believe", enters at #20, becoming their fourth top-40 hit in the UK. "I Will Wait" went to #12 in 2012...


"Grime" rap artist Stormzy (aka Michael Omari from London) debuts at #49 with his first hit "Know Me From"...


Female vocal group G.R.L. rebounds from the death of member Simone Battle with their second lead-artist hit "Lighthouse". The girls went to #6 as a featured performer on Pitbull's "Wild Wild Love" last year...


French neo-house artist The Avener (Tristan Casara) takes his international hit "Fade Out Lines" to #60. It's a reworking of "the Fade Out Line" from Phoebe Kildeer, who gets a featured credit in this country. This record topped the charts in Germany, Spain, and Austria, and was top-5 in France...


British modern rock stars Muse are back at #65 with their new single "Psycho", my "Brit Pick of the Week". It's the first single from their upcoming seventh album Drones. Four of their singles made the top ten here with "Supermassive Black Hole" going the highest at #4 in 2006...


 West Londoner indie-rock band The Vaccines shoot in at #74 with "Handsome", the first single from their upcoming third studio album. They've racked up four top-40 hits, with "Post Break-Up Sex" reaching #32 in 2011. (This is the best video of the week...)


Australian rapper Iggy Azalea's collaboration with American singing powerhouse Jennifer Hudson, "Trouble", drops in at #81...


So here it is; the new song from the Frozen Fever short film, "Making Today A Perfect Day", arrives at #94. I won't say another word...


The final newbie of the week is dubstep kings Skrillex and Diplo with, yes, Justin freaking Bieber on "Where Are U Now" at #97...


Cheers!





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