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Top 40 – January 12th 2014 – Week 2

Posted by: In: Other, Pop, Top 40 13 Jan 2014 Comments: 0

The 2nd new chart of the year and Pharrell Williams has re-climbed back to the top spot with ‘Happy’. As a featured artist, Pharrell spent 4 weeks at Number 1 with ‘Get Lucky’ and 5 weeks at the top with ‘Blurred Lines’. This means that he has spent 11 of the last 38 weeks at Number 1.

Climbing 9 places to Number 5 is Ghanaian artist Fuse Odg with ‘Million Pound Girl’. This is his 3rd hit single and 1st top 10. Odg stands for ‘Off the Ground’.

A big chart climber at Number 15 is ‘Turn Back Time’ by Sub Focus whose real name is Nick Douwma. He is 31 and comes from Surrey, England. This single is his 5th top 30 song from his second Album ‘Torus’.

The highest new entry is at Number 18 with ‘Dare You’ from Dutch Artist Hardwell. His real name is Robbert Van Du Corput and he was born in Breda in the Netherlands. Another very famous person born in Breda was colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley’s manager.

The new entry at Number 35 is ‘Riptide’ from Vance Joy. He comes from Melbourne, Australia and his birth name is James Keogh. The song peaked at Number 7 in Australia last year.

Idina Menzel entered the Chart at Number 36 with ‘Let it go’ from the Disney animated film Frozen. The films soundtrack is top of the American Album chart this Week, but this is her first time in the UK singles chart. Menzel is an American Singer and Actress who has many theatrical credits to her name, including ‘Wicked’ and ‘Rent’.

The 4th and final new entry at Number 38 is from Hip Hop Rap veteran Busta Rhymes with ‘Thank You’. Rhymes had his first hit back in 1996 with ‘Woo Hah Got You all in Check’. This is his 18th Top 40 single.