Saturday, October 15, 2016

Brit Sweep: October 15, 2016...


Let's cross the Atlantic one more time to check out the notable songs and albums making the charts in the UK this week...

On the official British singles chart, X Factor UK alum James Arthur spends a third week at #1 with "Say You Won't Let Go"...

American pop/soul star Bruno Mars is back all the way up at #9 with "24K".  It becomes his 10th top ten hit in the UK in its first week...


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Lady Gaga, who only made it to #12 with her "Perfect Illusion" (and in its fifth week is down at #78), follows it up already with the more delicate "A Million Reasons" at #48...


Another X Factor UK singer, Olly Murs, went to #15 on the singles chart with "You Don't Know Love", but the song did top that country's airplay chart. While that song is at #35, he's now in at #52 with "Grow Up"...


The third single from Fifth Harmony (yes, another X Factor act, this time from America) on their 7/27 album, "That's My Girl", arrives at #57...


Singer/songwriter John Legend, who had one of the biggest singles of the decade in this country (as well as the rest of the world) with "All Of Me", comes in at #75 with "Love Me Now"...


Meanwhile, on the albums chart in Britain, American pop/punk heroes Green Day score their third #1 record with Revolution Radio...


The last remaining Bee Gee, Barry Gibb, is back at #2 with only his second solo album, In The Now. The first, Now Voyager, came back in 1984, and went to #85 in the UK...


American hard rock outfit Alter Bridge enter at #3 with their fifth studio album together, The Last Hero. It's their highest-charting set in this country...


The Kaiser Chiefs, from Leeds, return at #4 with their sixth release Stay Together. All six have made the top 10, with two reaching #1: Yours Truly, Angry Mob in 2007 and Education, Education, Education and War in 2014...


American pop/rock hitmakers OneRepublic land at #6 with Oh My My. It's their third top-10 effort in the UK; they went to #2 with their debut, Dreaming Out Loud, in 2007...


Seasick Steve, a blues-rock musician from California, washes in at #8 with Keepin' The Horse Between Me & The Ground. Five of his records have made the top 10 in the UK - his last, Sonic Soul Surfer, went to #4, but he's relatively unknown in the States...


Jazz-soul singer/songwriter Norah Jones moves in at #9 with her sixth studio album Day Breaks. Her first three albums reached #1...


Welsh indie-rock vets Feeder take the #10 spot with their All Bright Electric album, becoming their lucky seventh top-10 release - in 2005 they peaked at #2 with Pushing The Senses...


London-based post-punk band White Lies slip in at #11 with Friends. Their debut, To Lose My Life, went to #1 in 2009...


Like Green Day, another 90s pop/punk group, Sum 41 from Canada, return, this time at #16 with 13 Voices. It's their highest rank here since their debut All Killer No Filler went to #7 in 2001...


British alt-rock group Placebo, from London, are in at #21 with their retrospective A Place For Us To Dream...


British spoken-word poet Kate Tempest enters the albums chart at #28 with Let Them Eat Chaos...


Swedish progressive metal band Meshuggah rocks in at #32 with The Violent Sleep Of Reason. Back in 2002 they climbed to #8 with Nothing...






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