Friday, September 23, 2016

Brit Sweep: September 23, 2016...


Let's cross the Atlantic yet again to check out the singles and albums making the charts in the UK this week...

On the official British singles chart, American duo the Chainsmokers claim their fourth week at #1 with "Closer"...

Scottish DJ/producer Calvin Harris follows up his #2 hit "This Is What You Came For" with an entry in the top-5 at #5 with "My Way"...


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Fellow Scot Emeli Sandé (who BTW sports the birth name of Adele) returns at #22 with her brand-new song "Hurts". It previews her upcoming album Long Live The Angels, due in November. Apart from her own four top-10 hits in the UK as a lead artist, she's been a very successful guest on other people's records, with seven more to reach that level, including two #1's with Professor Green and Labrinth...


Electropop group Years & Years take their contribution to the Bridget Jones' Baby movie, "Meteorite", to #72. Their debut album Communion sent four singles into the top-40, with "King" going to the top...


American rock duo twenty-one pilots fly in at #93 with their cover of the My Chemical Romance nugget "Cancer", which is included on music mag Rock Sound as a bonus CD...


DJ/remixer Tom Zanetti teams up with Londoner singer Sadie Ama at #94 for "You Want Me"...


Meanwhile, on the albums chart in the UK, Bastille reigns for a second week with Wild World...

Almost giving the guys from Bastille (as well as Nick Cave) a run for their money this week are rock titans Led Zeppelin, whose archival release The Complete BBC Sessions arrives at #3...


American R&B star Usher is back at #7 with his eighth studio album Hard II Love. He had three back-to-back #1 sets in Britain with 8701, Confessions, and Here I Stand...


Folk musician Seth Lakeman, from Devon, scores his fifth top-40 album at #18 with Ballads Of The Broken Few...


Welsh veteran retro-pop singer Shakin' Stevens makes a comeback at #22 with Echoes Of Our Times. Back in 1981 he topped the chart with Shaky...


Sam Bailey, who won the tenth series of The X Factor UK, went to #1 with her debut album The Power of Love in 2014. She's back with an indie release, Sing My Heart Out, at #33...


Former Mott The Hoople leader Ian Hunter and his Rant Band come in at #36 with Fingers Crossed. It's his first top-40 set apart from Mott since his eponymous solo debut in 1975...


Young Guns, from Buckinghamshire, slip in at #40 with their fourth studio album Echoes...


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