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Chart update – w/c 19 Apr 2010

By | Published on Monday 19 April 2010

Okay, so you want to know what’s going on in the UK charts? Well, you’re in the right place, cos I’m the man who knows. Oh yes I am.

First, the singles chart, where Usher’s ‘OMG’ has risen up one place this week to take the number one spot from Scouting For Girls, who are down to two.

Rushing in right behind at number three is Professor Green, who goes straight in there with ‘I Need You Tonight’. Also brand new and all shiny-looking is Kelis, with ‘Acapella’ at five, and Selena Gomez & The Scene at seven with ‘Naturally’.

That’s not all the new entries this week, though. No. There are flippin loads of the buggers. Kate Nash’s ‘Do Wah Doo’ is in at fifteen, Eliza Doolittle is new at 22 with ‘Skinny Genes’ (see what she did there?), Paul Weller is at 26 with the double a-side ‘No Tears To Cry/Wake Up The Nation’, The Futureheads’ ‘Heartbeat Song’ is at 34, and Jay-Z’s ‘On To The Next One’ is in at 38. Also, Snow Patrol’s 2006 collaboration with Martha Wainwright, ‘Set Fire To The Third Bar’, is back in the chart at 36, seemingly thanks to its use in the trailer for new film ‘Dear John’.

Over in the album chart, Scouting For Girls are again relegated to the number two position, because that Plan B fella has pipped them to the top with his second album, ‘The Defamation Of Strickland Banks’. Apparently sales were very close for the two albums mid-week, but Plan B managed to extend his lead on Scouting For Girls’ ‘Everybody Wants To Be On TV’ by 40% come Sunday.

Other new entries in the album chart come from MGMT’s ‘Congratulations’ at four, Joshua Radin’s ‘Simple Times’ at nine, Jeff Beck’s ‘Emotions & Commotions’ at 21, The xx’s debut album, which seemingly hasn’t charted before, at 31, and Coheed & Cambria’s ‘Year Of The Black Rainbow’ at 35.

The charts are compiled by a group of primary school children and then posted up on the fridge by The Official Charts Company.