Klaxon 5: from the charts, to your hearts
Klaxons look set for Sunday
I love Klaxons. I love them more than I probably should, and have spent the last five days listening to little else. Good news arrived at DiS today in the form of early indications that point towards new single 'Golden Skans' climbing into the top ten this week, on downloads alone. The band achieved number 16 on Sunday based on iTunes downloads alone.
Looking to join the band in the top flight are The View, Jamie T (awesome, times two) and the world's worst person, Mika.
Perhaps more interesting, though, are reports that following a particularly rousing rendition on Mika's favourite programme Celebrity Big Brother, 'I Want You Back' by The Jackson 5 is climbing rapidly.
In what looks set to be the first older catalogue track (it was released in 1969, reaching number two in the UK and the top spot in the US) to truly benefit from TV exposure, if reports are true, this could be where the face of the chart is truly altered forever and the songs played on Radio 1 on a Sunday are more about people's tastes, a nation's mood swings, and the adverts they're watching (iTunes reports a growth in sales of The Gossip's 'Standing in the Way of Control' this week, too; the song features on a Channel 4 advert for new show Skins).
Interesting times for sure, but also depressing for anyone, like me, who would rather cry tears filled with acid than listen to Mika.
Additional factoid: last week's top 40, unveiled on 14th January, featured only ten artists not signed to a Universal-distributed label. DiScuss?
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