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Chart update – w/c 07 Jun 2010

By | Published on Monday 7 June 2010

So, it’s another guitar-light top 40 this week, with rock and indie all but absent, and there’s a new number one, too. David Guetta leaps over everyone else this week, moving into the number one position from 41 with ‘Getting Over You’ and leaving BOB’s ‘Nothin On You’ down at number two for the second week. Still, if it’s any consolation to BOB, his song is so catchy that just typing its name has got it looping around in my head. As soon as the Official Charts Company start mapping our brains, he’ll have a better chance of getting to number one.

Er, sorry, I seem to have lost the thread of what I was supposed to be talking about. Oh yes, the singles chart. Last week’s number one, Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Dirtee Disco’, is at four, and the only new face in the top ten is Alicia Keys, whose single, ‘Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart’, is up to seven from thirteen.

There aren’t loads of new entries this week, but there are a few, so I guess I’d better mention them. Miley Cyrus is in at thirteen with her ode to a real life circus troupe who were mauled by some angry lions, ‘Can’t Be Tamed’ (I think that’s what it’s about, anyway). At 23 it’s that BOB fella again, this time with ‘Airplanes’, which features Paramore’s Hayley Williams on guest vocals. The prestigious number 27 slot is this week held by the cast of ‘Glee’ with their cover of Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’, which rises up from last week’s number 70. And finally, Eurovision winner Lena is in at 30, once again fairing much better than the UK entry, which peaked at 179 last week.

Albums now, and that Jack Johnson has gone straight in at number one with his latest addition to the world of tedious acoustic music. Okay, I’m being unfair, I’ve not heard the new Jack Johnson album, it could be amazing. He could have changed direction and started writing death metal for all I know. Whatever, he’s at number one and there’s nothing any of us can do about it.

There are more new entries in this week’s album chart. Wanna know that they are? Sure you do.

Up at number nine are “the RAF’s premier dance band” the RAF Squadronaires with their Glen Miller tribute, ‘In The Mood’, just ahead of the actual Glen Miller, who’s new at twelve with ‘The Very Best Of Glen Miller’. The Divine Comedy are in at 20 with ‘Bang Goes The Knighthood’, while BOB is not far behind with ‘The Adventures Of Bobby Ray’ at 22. If it’s any consolation to BOB, that bloody song of his is still going around and around in my head. Next up, Teenage Fanclub have gone straight in at 30 with ‘Shadows’ and finally, Carole King and James Taylor’s ‘Live At The Troubadour’ album is new at 33.

Special album chart mentions go to Dizzee Rascal who, bolstered by the success of his latest single, sees ‘Tongue N Cheek’ rise back up from 65 to thirteen, and Stornoway, who take the all important number 27 slot. Well done, Stornoway.

The charts are compiled by The Official Charts Company, in between working on mind mapping technology.