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Chart update – w/c 19 Jul 2010

By | Published on Monday 19 July 2010

The club may be alive, but its occupants do seem to be flagging a little this week as JLS’ latest single (it’s called ‘The Club Is Alive’, if you were wondering what I was banging on about there) has slipped from number one right down to number seven this week. Taking its place is ‘Airplanes’ by BOB, featuring the vocals of Hayley Williams from Paramore, which is up from last week’s number three.

The highest new entry on the singles chart this week is Professor Green with Lily Allen (who’s still pretty busy for someone who’s taking a break from music) with ‘Just Good To Be Green’ at five, followed immediately by Mark Ronson & The Business Intl with ‘Bang Bang Bang’ at six. If you want more new entries (which you do, because that’s what I’m writing about), you have to go all the way down to 26. Who will you find there? You will find MIA, with ‘XXXO’. Other than that, the only new face in the top 40 this week is Jason Derulo with ‘What If’, which makes its way up from last week’s 153.

Now, I know, let’s take a little break from convention and take a look outside the top 40 for once, because I know you’re all wondering where Katie Price’s new single, ‘Free To Love Again’, ended up. The person most fervently predicting a flop was Price herself but, all things considered, 60 probably isn’t that bad a position, given what a pasting it has (deservedly) received throughout its weak promotional campaign.

Albums now, and it’s all very exciting up at the top of the chart. Having been knocked off the top by Kylie Minogue last week, Eminem has retaken the number one position, pushing Kylie down to number two. This battle at the top also faced a challenge from Eliza Doolittle’s eponymous debut, which is new at number three. And flailing its arms around further down the top ten is Bombay Bicycle Club’s second offering, ‘Flaws’, which goes in at eight. Still, they were supported by Stephen Fry at The Roundhouse last night, so kind of win anyway.

There are another five new entries in the album chart this week, with The Coral at sixteen with ‘Butterfly House’, Tired Pony at seventeen with ‘The Place We Ran From’, MIA at 21 with ‘/\/\/\Y/\’ (or ‘Maya’, if you like), Korn with ‘Korn 3 – Remember Who You Are’ (an album which bizarrely pretends their last seven albums don’t exist) at 23, and Dangermouse & Sparklehorse’s ‘Dark Night Of The Soul at 32.

The charts are compiled by The Official Charts Company with no input from Stephen Fry whatsoever