So what’s shakin’ in the charts, eh? A whole lot of rock, that’s what. Yeah…
My Chemical Romance this week scored their first-ever UK number one with new single ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’ (review). An ambitious side-step away from the formulaic emo-pop of their last album, the breakthrough Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, the single’s as much of a nod to Queen as it is any contemporary pop-rockers. The album, The Black Parade, is released on Monday October 23; expect it, too, to cruise to the summit of its particular chart.
Two and three look suspiciously like the one and two of seven days ago (okay, eight now): Razorlight’s truly dire ‘America’ (review) hangs on at two while Scissor Sisters cling to the Londoners’ dangly bits one place lower. Really, who the hell is still buying ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’’ (review)? Stop it, please?
You have to scroll to number twenty to find the first new entry, singles-wise: James Morrison’s ‘Wonderful World’ enters exactly there. That’s on downloads alone, though, and since MCR climbed from twenty-three to the very top come the physical release of their single, don’t be surprised if ‘Wonderful World’ cracks the top five, at least, come the end of this week.
Hot Chip’s re-released version of ‘Over And Over’ climbs from fifty-one to twenty-seven – bravo, geeky-looking electro dudes! Goo Goo Dolls’ own re-release, of ‘Iris’, enters at forty-two – again, expect it to climb – and Jamie T’s ‘If You Got The Money’ debuts at forty-seven, on downloads alone. That Jamie, he’s going places we reckon.
One final fact regarding this week’s chart: Razorlight have two singles in the top forty. Is that really fair? No, we don’t think so – scoop every remaining copy of ‘In The Morning’ (number thirty-eight, since you asked) from the shelves and burn them. Thanks.
Righto, albums: Sam’s Town remains at one, keeping those (The) Killers from having to live up to their name to make ends meet, and Scissor Sisters rise one place to two; Evanescence slip from two to four, and Trivium impress non-metalheads everywhere by entering at seven with The Crusade (review). Super work, Florida metal youths! They’re all babies, y’know.
Milburn see their fairly ordinary debut album, Well Well Well (review) make thirty-two. That, that’s quite impressive, that. Lloyd Banks – he’s one of them G-Unit crowd, y’know; they go around taking candy bars from kids and bending their little bikes’ back wheels, and stuff… maybe – sees his Rotten Apple break the forty at forty. Not so rotten after all, then.
There are precisely no other new entries worth mentioning, unless you really dig Chris De Burgh (thirty-eight) or Sting (twenty-four). Hot Chip’s The Warning (review) re-enters the seventy-five at sixty-four, and Orson’s Bright Idea (review rises two, making fifty-nine. Well done, cunt in a silly hat!
What’s out now? Why, look here!
I’m going to Meatloaf tonight – what are you doing?