Saturday, June 24, 2017

Brit Sweep: June 24, 2017...

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

On the official singles chart in Britain, after only two days of being available, the charity record for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" put together by Simon Cowell (of Idol and X Factor) fame, arrives at the top of the chart. The version features music stars like Robbie Williams, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson from One Direction, the Who's Roger Daltrey, Jesse J, James Arthur, Geri Halliwell, and much much more. It sold over 169,000 copies just from those 48 hours.


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DJ Khaled enters the list at #3 with "Wild Thoughts" featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller. It joins his radio single "I'm The One" in the top ten; that song is at #9...


Scottish DJ/producer Calvin Harris is back at #21 with "Feels" featuring Pharrell, Katy Perry, and Big Sean...


Another big name in British dance music, Jax Jones, recruits Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don at #46 for some "Instruction"...



Indie-folk singer/songwriter George Ezra comes in at #69 with "Don't Matter Now"...


British newcomer Not3s makes his debut at #80 with "Addison Lee", which originally was released in 2016...


The limited-edition single re-release of the Smiths' classic "The Queen Is Dead" causes it to enter the chart for the first time at #85...


Neo-house artists Duke Dumont and Gorgon City come together at #86 with "Real Life"...


Meanwhile, on the albums chart in the country, British neo-metal duo Royal Blood claim their second #1 album out of two releases with How Did We Get So Dark?...


Canadian rock punching bags Nickelback enter at a respectable #3 with their latest, Feed The Machine. Six of their albums have reached the top ten, with Silver Side Up topping the list in 2001...


New Zealand's alternative rock treasure Lorde is back at #5 with her sophomore effort Melodrama. Her first, Pure Heroine, went to #4 in 2013...


Fleet Foxes, the indie-folk band from Seattle, take their third trip to the top ten with their third album Crack-Up at #9. Their last, Helplessness Blues, went to #2...


Alternative rock group Ride return at #11 with their fifth release Weather Diaries, their first in 21 years. Back in 1992 and 1994 they had a pair of records hit #5...


One notch under Ride is British pop icon Alison Moyet, as her ninth studio album Other enters at #12. Her debut solo set Alf topped the chart in 1985, and she also went to #1 with her Singles collection in 1995...


Alt-country artist Jason Isbell rolls in at #26 with The Nashville Sound. His Grammy-winning set Something More Than Free went to #17 in this country...


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