DiS reads about the UK charts; rewords everything; calls it an 'article'; goes for lunch.
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Finally, the UK album chart has witnessed a significant shifting of top-ten artists. There are no fewer than FIVE new entries in the top ten, four of which debut in the top five. Hooray!? Let’s wait and see…
Because before that, we’ve the singles chart to attend to: My Chemical Romance have been dumped down to four this week, their place at the singles summit stolen from them by the sweet pop-rock of McFly. A place below the squeaky quartet’s ‘Star Girl’ is Fedde Le Grand’s ‘Put Your Hands Up For Detroit’, a song pushed so hard by Radio 1 it’s a wonder their powers that be didn’t combust once its chart position was announced. Fedde is pictured. He is super buff. At three are Girls Aloud with ‘Something Kinda Ooooh’, and a place below ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’ is Beyoncé with ‘Irreplaceable’.
Amy Winehouse’s ‘Rehab’ climbs from nineteen to seven this week, and Cassie’s ‘Long Way 2 Go’ rises quite remarkably from thirty-eight to twelve. Well done, person we’ve never heard of! A little lower, The Kooks, The Magic Numbers and The View all break into the top twenty following decent returns last week on digital sales; the latter act in particular impress, with their ‘Superstar Tradesman’ making number fifteen (it was at sixty last week).
On the new entry front, The Raconteurs’ ‘Broken Boy Soldier’ arrives at twenty-two; The Long Blondes make the top thirty, at thirty, with ‘Once And Never Again’; and The Cooper Temple Clause break the forty with ‘Homo Sapiens’, in at thirty-six. Worryingly for boyband fans everywhere, the hyped (via an MTV show) Upper Street can only reach thirty-five with ‘The One’.
Elsewhere, Mumm-Ra make forty-five with ‘Out Of The Question’, Panic! At The Disco’s first-week sales sees them make forty-six – the physical version of ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’ is out this week – and new-rave types Shitdisco crash at seventy-three with ‘Reactor Party’. Man, that ‘genre’ has legs, alright…
ALBUMS! Wow, check this: the top four are all new entries. Did I already say that? Oh shurrup…
In at one: Robbie Williams with Rudebox. In at two: My Chemical Romance with The Black Parade. In at three: Meat Loaf with Bat Out Of Hell 3 – The Monster Is Loose. In at four: Rod Stewart with Still The Same. WOW! Four new entries!
Which means former number one Sam’s Town, by The Killers, drops to five – following that trend, Scissor Sisters drop from two to six, Razorlight from three to seven, James Morrison from four to eight, and Snow Patrol from five to nine. In at ten is John Legend with Once Again.
Ordinary Boys are a new entry at fifteen, with their How To Get Everything You Ever Wanted album, and… well, that’s it actually. What with all those brand-new releases making the top ten, the rest of the chart is a pile of stick-arounds, best-ofs and re-entries. For example, Meat Loaf’s The Very Best Of makes twenty-three, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Stadium Arcadium makes seventy-two. Are there Christmas promotions on already? Probably… I’m not allowed to the shops to check anymore, sadly. Not since The Fopp Incident.
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