Saturday, May 27, 2017

Brit Sweep: May 27, 2017...


It's time to cross the Atlantic yet again to check out the notable songs and albums making the charts in the UK this week...

On the official singles chart in Britain, "Despacito" from Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and sometime Justin Bieber remains on top for a third week...

Well, the series is complete, as the last member of One Direction to enter the chart with a solo single claims the top debut of the week at Liam Payne is in at #3 with "Strip That Down" featuring rapper Quavo (from Migos)...


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Selena Gomez arrives at #35 with her latest single "Bad Liar". It follows her top ten collaboration with Kygo, "It Ain't Me"...


On last week's Saturday Night Live, Katy Perry performed her new jam, "Swish Swish" featuring Nicki Minaj, and the track enters the chart at #40...


Former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello rolls in at #48 with "Crying In The Club"...


Irish DJ/producer John Gibbons reworks Michael Jackson's Thriller classic "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" for the record at #52...


Hailee Steinfeld returns at #62 with "Most Girls". It previews her upcoming first full-length studio album...


American rapper Logic has one of the best hip-hop albums of the year so far, and from it "1-800-273-8255" featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid dials in at #78. The phone # belongs to the National Suicide Hotline...


Meanwhile, on the albums chart in the UK, Ed Sheeran climbs back to #1 for a tenth non-consecutive week with Divide...

American nu-metal veterans Linkin Park are back at #4 with One More Light, their seventh studio album. Three of them have gone all the way to #1, most recently with Living Things in 2012...


Indian-born British pop vocal icon Arnold Dorsey, aka Engelbert Humperdinck, celebrates his anniversary in show business as 50 comes in at #5. It's his ninth trip into the top ten - he topped the chart in 1974 with His Greatest Hits...


Synthpop heroes Erasure have their ninth top ten set as well as their new release, World Be Gone, enters at #6. It's their last studio album in that level since Cowboy reached #10 twenty years ago in 1997. Andy Bell and Vince Clarke had five consecutive #1 sets (including a greatest hits set) between 1987's Circus and 1994's I Say I Say I Say...


British indie-rockers the Kooks recap their career to date at #18 with The Best Of So Far. In 2008 they went to the top with Konk...


American hard rockers Papa Roach shuffle in at #20 with Crooked Teeth. Back in 2002 they peaked at #4 with their second major label effort, Lovehatetragedy...


German metal gods Rammstein rock in at #27 with their third live album Rammstein:Paris. Their last studio record, Liebe ist für alle da, was their highest charting set in the UK at #16 in 2009...


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