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Top 40 February 24th 2014 – week 8

Becoming the 4th different Number 1 single of the Year we have a new chart topper in the form of ‘Money on My Mind’ from Sam Smith.

He is 21 years old and comes from Bishops Stortford England. This is Smiths 3rd taste of chart success, his 2 previous entries have been as featured Artist doing vocals on ‘Latch’ for Disclosure which peaked at Number  11 and also vocals for Naughty Boy on’ La La La’ peaking at Number 1 both last year.

There are 5 new entries in total, the 2nd highest being at Number 4.

Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino are a singer song writing duo who go by the name of A Great Big World, the track ‘Say Something’ is their 2nd single and 1st hit. After hearing the song Christina Aguilera got in touch with the duo and asked if she could record a version with them, the song has already been to Number 1 in Canada and Australia.

How many twins can you name who have had chart success together as a duo?, well a pair have charted at  Number 17, they are Tegan and Sara Quin from Calgary Canada, the song ‘Everything Is Awesome’ is taken from the soundtrack of the new computer  animated  comedy the ‘Lego  Movie’. Also featured on the song are comedy group the Lonely Island.

One of the musical performances on the Brits this past week was the collaboration between Bastille and Rudimental .it is a mix of the 2 hits ‘Pompeii’ and ‘Waiting all Night’. This is new in at Number 21.

The fifth new entry is at Number 32 for London Boy Band M.A.D   ‘with Fame and TV’ this is their 2nd single after ‘Toyboy’ charted at Number 37 last year.

Due to the Brits effect there are six re-entries , Bastille with ‘Pompeii’ at  Number 20, Beyonce with ‘XO’  at  Number 23 ,John Newman with’ Love me Again’ at  Number 33, Ellie Goulding with ‘Burn’ at  Number 35,  Lorde with ‘Royals’ at Number 36 and finally at  Number 39 the Arctic Monkeys with ‘Do I wanna know’.

As always enjoy the music.