Friday, September 09, 2016

Brit Sweep: September 9, 2016...


Let's cross the Atlantic to check out the songs and albums making their way on to the official charts in the UK this week...

On the British Singles chart, The Chainsmokers hang in for a second week at #1 with "Closer"...

Swedish pop singer Zara Larsson claims the highest entry at #30 with "Ain't My Fault". Her last two singles, "Lush Life" and "Never Forget You" (the latter with MNEK), reached the top 5 here...


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The Black Eyed Peas are reunited at #47 with their update of their breakthrough single "Where Is The Love?", with cameos from an array of A-listers including Mary J. Blige, Puff Daddy, Usher, and the original collaborator Justin Timberlake...


Sia is back at #49 with her brand new track "The Greatest". The video is a artistic nod to the massacre in Orlando...


Helped by a performance of the song by Kayleigh Morgan from The X Factor, a song from the musical adaptation of Ghost, "With You", enters the chart at #65....


Modern rock act Bastille arrives at #76 with "Send Them Off". It's the third song from their just-released Wild World album to reach the chart here...


John Gibbons enters at #81 with a tropical house remake of the 1992 single "Would I Lie To You?" from Charles & Eddie. The original went to #1 in the UK...


Meanwhile, on the albums chart in Britain, there's an unusual #1 this week as country music duo Ward Thomas from Hampshire take the top spot with Cartwheels...


The latest compilation from the soft-rock kings Carpenters lands in the runner-up spot. Karen and Richard had topped the UK albums list twice, with The Singles: 1969-1973 and their studio set Horizon in 1974. This new July release has 20 of their most-loved classics...


Indie-rock artist Jamie T, from London, comes in at #3 with his fourth album Trick. All four have made the top-5...


Rapper Wretch 32, also from London, locks in at #5 with Growing Over Life, one notch below where his last one, Black and White, peaked in 2011...


American metalcore band A Day To Remember rock in at #6 with their first top ten in this country, Bad Vibrations. The track below was a #1 rock hit in England...


The Divine Comedy, from Northern Ireland, ring in at #7 with Foreverland, their third top to this level in the UK...


Dance-pop singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor returns at #12 with her sixth studio album Familia. Her first, Read My Lips, made it to #2 back in 2001...


American rapper Travis Scott jumps in at #19 with the odd-titled Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight...


King Creosote, aka Scottish singer/songwriter Kenny Anderson, is in at #25 with Astronaut Meets Appleman...


London soul singer/songwriter Izzy Bizu enters at #28 with her debut album A Moment Of Madness...


On the remembrance of what would be his 70th birthday, the late great Freddie Mercury rises to #31 with Messenger Of The Gods: The Singles Anthology. Back in 1985 his first solo album away from Queen, Mr. Bad Guy, went to #6 on the albums chart...


The Leeds-based indie-rock band the Wedding Present checks in at #35 with Going Going, their ninth album...


Slipping in at #40 is Angel Olsen, an indie-folk-rock singer from St. Louis, with My Woman...




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