Saturday, October 22, 2016

Brit Sweep: October 22, 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 singles chart in Britain, X Factor UK eighth-series winners Little Mix are back all the way at #1 in their first week with "Shout Out To My Ex". It's the first single from their upcoming Glory Days album. It becomes their fourth chart-topper in the UK...


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American pop/rock giants Maroon 5 team up with rapper Kendrick Lamar at #16 with their trop-house excursion "Don't Wanna Know"...


British "boy-band" Vamps return with "All Night" featuring Norwegian trop-house DJ/producer Matoma at #42...


American rockers Kings Of Leon take two songs into the chart this week, with "Reverend" entering at #87, and "Find Me" at #90...


Canadian newcomer Alessia Cara scores her third hit off her debut album Know-It-All as "Scars To Your Beautiful" is in at #96...


The "viral video" dance fad track "JuJu on that Beat (TZ Anthem)" from Zay Hilfiger and Zayion McCall arrives on these shores at #97...


Meanwhile, on the albums chart in the UK, the Kings Of Leon rocket in at #1 with their seventh album WALLS. It's their fifth consecutive #1 album in this country...


Phil Collins lands at the #2 spot with his double-disc retrospective The Singles, containing 33 of his older singles (some hits, some notsomuch...)


Tom Chaplin, the lead singer of the British indie rock band Keane, comes in at #3 with his first solo album, The Wave...


Northern Irish modern rock band Two Door Cinema Club step in at #5 with their third album Gameshow. Their last set, Beacon, went to #2 in 2012...


Another X Factor UK alum, seventh-series runner-up Rebecca Ferguson, moves in at #7 with Superwoman. All four of her studio releases have made the top ten in the UK, with her debut Heaven peaking at #3 in 2011...


American country-rock band Blackberry Smoke join the parade of that genre's releases to make the charts in this country as Like An Arrow, their third top-40 album in the UK, reached the top-10 at #8 for their first trip...


Georgian/British singer Katie Melua slips in at #9 with her seventh studio album In Winter. All of her records have made the top ten in the UK, with the first two Call Off The Search and Piece By Piece going to #1...


American blues-rock singer/songwriter Beth Hart burns in at #28 with Fire On The Floor...


Experimental classical musician David Teie climbs in at #33 with Music For Cats. It was funded by a kickstarter, and claims to be "scientifically" tested sounds to be appreciated by those feline pets...


English poet/singer John Cooper Clarke, from Lancashire, collaborates with Hugh Cornwell, the lead singer/guitarist from the punk band the Stranglers, for the album at #34, This Time It's Personal. It's Clarke's second top-40 album - he went to #26 in 1980 with Snap, Crackle, And Bop...


 The Australian megachurch collective Hillsong Worship ascends to #36 with Let There Be Light...


Rapper The Game returns at #38 with his eighth album 1992. He's had three top-ten albums in the UK, with The Documentary 2 going the highest, peaking at #4 last year...



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