Friday, November 04, 2016

Brit Sweep: November 4, 2016...


Let's trek across the Atlantic yet again to check out the notable songs and albums making their way on to the official charts in the UK this week...

On the British singles chart, Little Mix spend a third week at #1 with "Shout Out To My Ex", a well-deserved "veiled" FU to Zayn Malik...

As twelfth-season X Factor UK winner Louisa Johnson drops to #66 with her former top-5 hit with Clean Bandit, "Tears", she returns on her own at #20 with "So Good"...


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London-based tropical house DJ/producer Jonas Blue takes his third single "By Your Side" featuring Raye to #21. It follows his former #2 hit "Perfect Strangers", which slips to #29...


Another trop-house artist, Swedish DJ Nevada, remakes the 1996 R&B classic "Return Of The Mack", this time as just "The Mack", with the original singer/songwriter Mark Morrison (from Leicester) as well as American rapper Fetty Wap. The rework enters at #60; the original spent two weeks at #1 in the UK, while a remake by Mann in 2011 went to #28...



Another preview of Little Mix's upcoming fourth album Glory Days, "You Better Not", comes in at #61...


British rapper Dave (yes, just Dave), from south London, gets a boost from Drake (yes, that Drake) as his "Wanna Know" moves in at #72...


Charli XCX, the singer/songwriter from Cambridge that has been in the top ten four times in the UK, is back at #82 with "After The Afterparty"...


Meanwhile, on the albums chart in the UK, James Arthur, who won the X Factor UK a year after Little Mix did, scores his first #1 album with Back From The Edge. His self-titled debut went to #2 after he won in 2013...


The Courteeners, a rock band from the suburbs of Manchester, take the #4 spot with their fifth studio album Mapping The Rendezvous. All five have made the top ten, with their last, Concrete Love going a notch higher in 2014...


Veteran pop/ska legends Madness roll in at #5 with their eleventh studio effort Can't Touch Us Now. Eight of those have reached the top ten, while two compilations went to #1...


British/Italian singer/songwriter Jack Savoretti checks in at #6 with Sleep No More. It's his second top tenner in a row, with Written In Scars peaking at #7 last year...


Comic actor Alexander Armstrong has released his second album of music, and lands in the top ten again with Upon A Different Shore at #8. He hails from Rothbury, in northeast England near the Scottish border...


The late Rock and Roll pioneer Roy Orbison comes back to the chart at #11 with The Ultimate Collection. Roy, who hit the British albums chart before he did in America, has reached the top ten here ten times, with two other compilations, The Best Of Roy Orbison in 1975 and The Legendary Roy Orbison/20 Original Hits/Recordings in 1989, going to #1...


Irish vocalist Daniel O'Donnell slips in at #12 with I Have A Dream. He's had 16 of his releases reach the top-10...


American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold topped the British albums chart in 2013 with their last studio set Hail To The King. They come back at #13 with the concept album The Stage...


Country/pop singer LeAnn Rimes returns to the British albums top-40 for the first time since 2007 with Remnants. It's slated to come to the U.S. in February of 2017. So far her highest-charting album in this country is the Best Of LeAnn Rimes from 2004 which peaked at #2...


 Goth-metal giants Black Sabbath drop in at #20 with The Ultimate Collection. They have topped the albums chart in their homeland twice; with Paranoid in 1970 and 13 in 2013...


Another best-of, this time from singer/songwriter David Gray, enters at #30. He's went to #1 here three times, most recently with Life In Slow Motion in 2005...


Mic Righteous, a rapper from the southeastern coastal city of Margate, sails in at #34 with his debut album Dreamland...


Swedish alt-pop singer/songwriter Tove Lo lands her second top-40 album at #40 with Lady Wood. Her debut, Queen Of The Clouds, went to #17...






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