Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Brit Sweep: November 1, 2016...


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

On the official singles chart in Britain, Little Mix spends a second week at #1 with "Shout Out To My Ex"...

British "sophisti-dance" outfit Clean Bandit return at #7 with their new single "Rockabye", featuring vocals from reggae star Sean Paul and singer Anne-Marie (who is at #24 with her own "Alarm"). It's the second preview of their upcoming sophomore album - the first, "Tears", went to #5 and now stands at #57...


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As Lady Gaga's fourth full-length solo album got its release on the 21st, a third track from the album makes the chart as "A-Yo" comes in at #66. The first radio single, "Perfect Illusion", had peaked at #12 and re-enters the chart at #95...


Australian remixer/producer Flume falls in at #69 with his second charting single in the UK, "Say It" featuring Swedish singer Tove Lo. His first, the former American top-40 hit "Never Be Like You", only made it to #95 in this country...


Meanwhile, on the albums chart in the UK, Elvis Presley lands at #1 with The Wonder Of You, a compilation of his vocals put to a backdrop of the Royal Philharmonica Orchestra. It's his second of this type to go to #1; If I Can Dream did the trick last year. It's his 13th total chart-topping album, dating to his debut Elvis Presley...


Modern-day Canadian crooner Michael Bublé takes the runner-up spot with his seventh major-label studio set Nobody But Me. His last three albums all went to #1...


Lady Gaga's previously mentioned Joanne album arrives at #3. She has four #1 releases to her name so far...


Veteran singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen is back at #4 with You Want It Darker. It's now his fifth to make the top-10; he peaked at #2 in 1969 with Songs From A Room and again in 2012 with Old Ideas...


British rockers Status Quo return at #7 with their second "acoustic" set, Aquostic II - That's A Fact. The first Aquostic: Stripped Bare set went to #5 in 2014. In their career, they've gone to #1 four times, most recently with 1+9+8+2 in 1982...


American nu-metal giants Korn land at #9 with their twelve studio release The Serenity Of Suffering. It's their third top-ten effort in the UK...


The cast album from the show based on David Bowie's music, Lazarus, ascends to #10 on the chart. From the original off-Broadway cast it features Six Feet Under/Dexter's Michael C Hall, Cristin Milioti (from Fargo) and Sophia Anne Caruso...


Former New Order bassist Peter Hook along with DJ's Mike Pickering and Graeme Park bring the legendary Manchester disco Hacienda to the orchestra (courtesy of Manchester Camerata) with Hacienda Classical, which reworks many of the club jams through the year into a totally new soundscape. It checks in at #14...


American power-pop rock band Jimmy Eat World comes in at #21 with their ninth album Integrity Blues, becoming their highest-charting album to date...


Actress Taylor Momsen's metal band The Pretty Reckless rock in at #23 with their third release Who You Selling For. Their first two made the top ten in this country...


Melanie C, aka "Sporty Spice", is back at #25 with her seventh set Version Of Me. It's her first to reach the top-40 since 2005's Beautiful Intensions. Her solo debut Northern Star (a fab album) went to #4 in 1999...


Danish folk singer/songwriter Agnes Obel is in at #30 with her third album and first UK top-40 endeavor Citizen Of Glass...


Chrissie Hynde takes the Pretenders name back to the chart at #40 with Alone, the tenth album under the moniker, whereas the band topped the chart with their self-titled debut in 1979. Drummer Martin Chambers is also here from the original Pretenders incarnation...








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