Saturday, November 12, 2016

Brit Sweep: November 12, 2016...


Let's cross the Atlantic once again to check out the songs and albums making the charts in the UK this week, according to their just-released official charts.

On the British singles chart, neo-house act Clean Bandit climbs to #1 for the second time with "Rockabye" featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie. The first was with the Grammy-winning "Rather Be" in 2014...

In a slow week, the top debut of the week comes down at #36 with American brother rap duo Rae Sremmurd with "Black Beatles". It becomes their first top-40 hit in this country...


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Drum and bass duo Sigma enter at #46 with "Find Me" featuring Birdy. It follows "Cry", which peaked at #21...


The Chainsmokers, whose former #1 hit "Closer" falls to #8 this week, puff in at #55 with "Setting Fires"...


The second single from Robbie Williams' Heavy Entertainment Show, "Love My Life", climbs on board at #57. The first, "Party Like A Russian", peaked at #68...


Rappers Future and Drake come back together at #67 with "Used To This". Last year they went to #58 with "Jumpman"...


Another preview of Little Mix's forthcoming Glory Days album is "F.U.", which struts in at #82...


Electronica artist Mura Masa, aka Alex Crossan from the Channel Island of Guernsey, gets his first hit at #87 with "Lovesick" featuring rapper A$AP Rocky...


Well, the song that tortured Daryl Dixon in last week's episode of The Walking Dead gets enough play/sales to make the chart at #92 as "Easy Street" from the Collapsable Hearts Club featuring Jim Bianco and Petra Haden, the latter a violinist and singer from New York who was a member of the Decemberists...


Newcomers Mic Lowry slip in at #94 with "Oh Lord"...


Meanwhile, on the albums chart in Britain, Robbie Williams lands his twelfth #1 album with The Heavy Entertainment Show. Out of those twelve are all of his studio albums except for Reality Killed The Video Star, which peaked at #2 behind X Factor act JLS' debut album in 2009...


British musical theater giants Michael Ball and Alfie Boe come together at #2 with Together. Both of them got big breaks singing in different West End productions of Les Miserables...


New Jersey's own Jon Bon Jovi couldn't get Hillary elected (I know, too fucking soon), but he does manage to get into the top-5 at #5 with his band's latest album This House Is Not For Sale. It's their tenth consecutive top-5 studio album...


The sixth album from Alicia Keys, Here, arrives at #21. In 2009, she went to #1 here with The Element Of Freedom...


Queen come back at #25 with the archival release On Air, featuring BBC live sessions from the 70s...


British tenor Russell Watson enters at #30 with True Stories. He's had five top-ten albums, with That's Life going to #4 in 2007, after a successful battle against a brain tumor...



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