Meghan Trainor holds the top spot for the 2nd week running with her debut single ‘All About That Bass’, in fact all top 4 spots are filled by female artists this week. Last week’s Number 2 is a non mover as well, the ex Number 1 from Jesse J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj collaborating with ‘Bang Bang’ holds firm.
In total there are 6 new entries, the highest is in at Number 3 for 31 year old Trinidad and Tobago born Nicki Minaj, this is her 12th hit as the main artist, she has also charted a further 6 times as a featured artist the song is called ‘Anaconda’ and is taken from her forth coming 3rd studio Album ‘The Pinkprint’. Anaconda heavily samples Sir Mix A Lots ‘Baby’s Got Back’ which was the 2nd biggest selling single on Billboard back in 1992.
The female at number 4 is Taylor Swift dropping one place with ‘Shake It Off it’, it’s her 8th week on the chart.
The 2nd highest new entry this week is in at Number 5 for Jeremih featuring YG with ‘Don’t Tell Em’’, he has appeared on the UK top 40 on 2 previous occasions, back in 2009 when ‘Birthday Sex’ peaked at Number 15 and in 2010 when ‘Down On Me’ ft 50 Cent reached Number 30. The song’s lyrics use quotes from Snaps 1992 Number 1 single ‘Rhythm Is A Dancer’.
The other new song into the top 10 is at Number 8 for Ella Henderson with ‘Glow’, it is the 2nd track to be taken from her debut Album ‘Chapter One’, the 1st single ‘Ghost’ was a Number 1 earlier on this year.
New in at Number 13 is Luvbug featuring Talay Riley with ‘Resonance, Luvbug are a electronic dance act who have already worked with big names such as David Guetta and Major Lazer, this is their debut single. It is the 2nd time Talay Riliey has charted as a featured artist having provided vocals on Chipmunks 2009 Number 7 single ‘Look for Me’.
Usher returns to the top 40 with his follow up to Good Kisser’, ‘She Came To Give It To You’ samples ‘Just Be Good To Me’ the 1983 Number 13 single from the SOS Band, the rap on the song is provided by Nicki Minaj and is one of 3 tracks she performs on in this week’s chart.
The final new entry is in at Number 20 for Brian Wilson and Various Artists with ‘God Only Knows’,the song is a re-recording and is this year’s Children In Need single, as well as Brian Wilson other artists providing vocals to the track include Elton John, Kylie Minogue and Chris Martin. The song originally was on the Beach Boys 1966 Album ‘Pet Sounds’ and when released as a single peaked at Number 2.
As always enjoy the music.