Saturday, July 01, 2017

Brit Sweep: July 1, 2017...

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

On the official singles chart, Luis Fonsi along with Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber climb back to #1 for a seventh non-consecutive week with "Despacito"...

Canadian rapper Drake arrives in the top-40 at #22 with his one-off single "Signs", but that isn't available on YouTube as yet...

Sisters Liv'N'G take their charity single "Smile For Bradley", benefiting a six year old with terminal neuroblastoma, to #28 on the chart. It uses the Charlie Chaplin-penned classic and adds more uplifting lyrics...


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A new track from DJ Khaled's Grateful album, "Don't Quit", featuring Travis Scott and Jeremih, rolls in at #75...


American modern rock group Imagine Dragons fly in at #93 with "Whatever It Takes", from their Evolve album...


Meanwhile, on the albums chart in the country, Ed Sheeran recaptures the top spot with Divide...

The expanded re-release of the classic album from art-rock superstars Radiohead, OK Computer, rockets back on the chart at #2 on its 20th anniversary, with new video and audio tracks...


The aforementioned Imagine Dragons album Evolve arrives here at #3. Their last full-length set, Smoke + Mirrors, topped the chart in the UK in 2015...


The Bee Gees prance in at #9 with Timeless - The All-Time Greatest Hits. Barry Gibb, the only surviving brother from the group, just appeared at the Glastonbury Festival...


DJ Khaled's Grateful album comes in at #10 in the UK. It's his second straight top ten effort; Major Key went to #7 here last year...


Blues-rock veteran Joe Bonamassa enters at #30 with Live At Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening. Twelve of his records have reached the top-40 in the UK, with Driving Towards The Light going to #2 in 2012...



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