Monday, January 23, 2017

Brit Sweep: January 23, 2017...


It's time to head across the Atlantic to check out the singles and albums reaching the charts in the UK this week...

On the official singles chart in Britain, Ed Sheeran's one-two punch with "Shape Of You" and "Castle On The Hill" remains intact for a second week...

The Chainsmokers return at #10 with their brand-new single "Paris". The American duo recruit singer/songwriter Emily Warren (uncredited though). She wrote their single "Don't Let Me Down", the first of their three British top ten hits (including this one)...


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British pop singer Dua Lipa moves in at #54 with "Be The One". Last year her single "Hotter Than Hell" went to #15...


As indie-pop band the xx come back with their third album, five of its tracks debut on the singles chart. First at #60 is "Say Something Loving", which will be the second single...


British vocal trio M.O (not the Swedish singer) team up with American R&B singer Kent Jones at #61 for "Not In Love"...


Former lead singer from the Wanted, Nathan Sykes, had one of my favorite pop albums of last year with Unfinished Business, and another track pulled from the record, "There's Only One Of You", arrives at #67. It's the fifth song to reach the chart; he went to #8 with the stellar "Over and Over Again"...


From the Golden Globe darling film La La Land, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone dance in at #72 with "City Of Stars"...


The rest of the newbies are from the xx; at #75 is "Dangerous"...


Their "Lips" smooch in at #93...


"A Violent Noise" is right behind at #94...


...and lastly "I Dare You" slips in at #100...


Meanwhile, on the British albums chart, the xx take over at #1 with I See You, which is their second after Coexist in 2012...


The La La Land soundtrack leaps into the top 40, going from #99 to #3 in its second week...


Brighton-born DJ/producer Bonobo (aka Simon Green), rolls in at #5 with his first top ten effort, Migration...


Progressive rock icon Rick Wakeman enters at #7 with Piano Portraits. He's been a longstanding member of the band Yes, who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. Back in 1974 he topped the British album chart with Journey To The Centre Of the Earth...


"Grime" rapper Wiley scores his first top ten album at #9 with Godfather...


The American experimental rock vets the Flaming Lips return at #38 with Oczy Mlody, their fourth top-40 effort. In 2006 they peaked at #6 with At War With The Mystics...






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