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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.

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One of the most successful songs around the world this year finally got its UK release this week and duly climbed to the Number 1 spot, Meghan Trainor with ‘All About That Bass’ becomes the 31st different Number 1 of 2014 with what is her debut single, it has already topped the charts in 8 other countries including the USA and Australia. Meghan Elizabeth Trainor was born on December 22nd 1993 in Nantucket Massachusettes and along with song writer and producer Kevin Kadish she co-wrote this song. On the 28th September the UKs official chart company confirmed that ‘All About That Bass’ made chart history by becoming the first song ever to enter the top 40 on streaming only.

Dropping one place to Number 2 is the Jesse J’Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj collaboration ‘Bang Bang’ and holding steady at 3 is Taylor Swift with ‘Shake It Off’ previous Number 1’s from Sigma and Calvin Harris are at Numbers 4 and 5.

The highest of 6 new entries and only top 10 entry this week is at Number 8 for The Magician featuring Years and Years with ‘Sunlight’ .The Magician is the stage name of Stephan Fasano who is a dance music producer, this is his  1st UK hit but he is already well known for his remixes of previous top 40 hits.

New in at Number 11 is Labrinth with ‘Let It Be’, this is the 1st single taken from his second Album released last week called ‘Take Me To The Truth’, his debut Album ‘Electronic Earth’ produced 5 hits including the Number 1 ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ the duet with Emili Sandi.

One place lower at Number 12 is the 3rd new entry this week for Ella Eyre with ‘Comeback’, this is her 2nd hit this year following on from ‘If I Go’ which peaked at Number 16, she is also the co-writer of the Sigma/Paloma Faith Number 1 song ‘Changing’.

In at Number 19 is Gorgon City featuring Zak Aber with ‘Unmissable’, they have now had 3 top 40 singles this year after ‘Ready For Your Love’(Number 4) and Here For You(Number 7), all 3 tracks are taken from their Album ‘Sirens’.

English singer song writer Jesse Ware records her 2nd top 40 single this year with ‘Say You Love Me’ new in at Number 22, ‘Tough Love’ which is also the title track of her Album charted at 34 earlier on this year.

The 6th and final new entry is at Number 36 for Jamie T with ‘Zombie’ James Alexander  Treays was born January 8th 1986 in South West London, he is no stranger to the top 40, this is his 6th hit but his 1st new music since 2009, his new Album released last week is called ‘Carry On The Grudge’.

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It is the 39th new chart of the year and there is a 30th new song at the top of the chart. The new Number 1 single is the all female collaboration of Jesse J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj with ‘Bang Bang’, the song is the lead single from Jesse J,s  3rd studio Album ‘Sweet Talker’ and becomes her 3rd Number 1. The song is also on the deluxe edition of Ariana Grande,s 2nd studio Album ‘My Everything’, it becomes her 2nd chart topper this year, she  currently has 3 singles in this week’s top 40. The rap on the track is provided by Nicki Minaj, her 3rd studio Album ‘The Pinkprint’ is due for release on November 24th, it is unknown at this stage whether ‘Bang Bang’ will be one of the songs featured, this is the 1st time she has had a UK Number 1 single.

Last week’s Number 1 is this week’s Number 2 as the Sigma track ‘Changing’ drops 1 place while Taylor Swift climbs a place to Number 3.

In total there are 4 new entries and 1 re-entry, the next 2 entries this week are from 2 different artists both performing the same song, in at Number 13 is Power Music with their version of ‘All About That Bass’, the original version by Meghan Trainor has already topped the chart in America, Canada and Australia and is still awaiting its UK release. The Meghan Trainor version is only available to chart on streaming alone at the moment but it still becomes a new entry this week at 33.

The other new entry is at Number 25 for Shift k3y with ‘I Know’, Shift k3y is the stage name of 21 year old London born Lewis Shay Jankel, this is his 2nd top 40 single following on from his Number 3 single ‘Touch’ back in April. The song which re-enters the chart is at Number 40 from Kiesza with her Number 1 from earlier on this year ‘Hideaway’, the track has now been in the top 100 for 24 weeks

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This week on the new top 40 there are just 3 new entries but one of these peaks in the top spot.

The song which becomes the 29th different chart topper this year is called ‘Changing’ and is from Sigma  ft Paloma Faith. Sigma are drum and bass music producers Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie who met at Leeds University back in 2006, ‘Changing’ gives them their 2nd Number 1 single this year as ‘Nobody To Love’ topped the chart back in April. Paloma Faith Blomfield is 33 years old and comes from London. To date she has released 3 solo Albums and 13 singles her most successful to date being her latest one which peaked at Number 6 recently called ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ technically this is her 2nd appearance on a Number 1 single as a featured artist as she was part of the Justice Collective who released the charity single ‘He Aint Heavy He’s My Brother’ back in 2012.

Last week’s Number 1 from Calvin Harris, ‘Blame’ slips back one place to Number 2 and last week’s Number 2 is now the new Number 3 for Lilly Wood with ‘Prayer in C’.

The 2nd highest new entry is at Number 4 for Professor Green ft Tori Kelly with ‘Lullaby’. Professor Green is the stage name of British born rapper Stephen Paul Manderson. His soon to be released 3rd Album is to be called ‘Growing Up In Public’ and this is the 1st single taken from it. This new song gives him his 9th top 40 hit his most successful hit to date was a Number 1 back in 2011 with ‘Read All About It’ which featured Emile Sande. Tori Kelly is 21 years old and comes from California, she has released 4 solo singles to date and has appeared as featured artist on a further 4, this is her 1st appearance on the UK top 40.

The other new entry this week is at Number 35 for Hozier with ‘Take Me to Church’. Andrew Hozier-Byrne is 24 years old and comes from Bray, County Wicklow in Ireland he has just released his debut Album called ‘Hozier’ and has already tasted great success in his home country. ‘Take Me to Church’ reached Number 2 last year and 2 other tracks from his debut Album ‘Sedated’ and ‘Eden’ have both been top 5

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After spending 2 weeks at Number 1 Lilly Wood drops 1 place to Number 2 with ‘Prayer In C’ making way for the new Number 1 from Calvin Harris with vocals from John Newman,  the song is called  ‘Blame’, it becomes the 28th different chart topper this year .This is the 2nd Number 1 this year for Harris following on the success of ‘Summer’, in total he has now appeared on 7 chart toppers and a total of 20 top 40 singles. John Newman is 24 years old and comes from Settle North Yorkshire, his debut Album last year gave him 2 hit singles that included the Number 1 ‘Love Me Again’, he was also featured artist on the Rudimental chart topper ‘Feel the Love’.

The 2nd new entry is at Number 6 for Ten Walls with ‘Walking With Elephants’,  over  the last couple of years or so they have been building up a following and this is their break through track, it would come under the Deep House banner.

The 3rd new entry is at Number 10 for the latest offering from Chris Brown with ‘New Flame’, the song features contributions from Usher and Rick Ross and is taken from his forth coming 6th Album ‘X’. This is Chris Browns 25th chart entry, Ushers 26th and the 1st time Rick Ross has appeared on the UK top 40.

The 4th and final new entry is at Number 22 for Fall Out Boy with ‘Centuries’, Fall Out Boy are an American rock group from Chicago who formed in 2001, they have to date released 5 studio Albums and 2 live Albums. This is their 9th top 40 single, their biggest success to date occurred back in 2007 when ‘This Aint A Scene, It’s An Arms Race’ peaked at Number 2.

There is also 1 re-entry this week at Number 26 for A Great Big World featuring Christina Aguilera with ‘Say Something’, the song has been as high as Number 4 and it is the 24th hit for Aguilera and the 1st for A Great Big World.

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TOP 40 7TH SEPTEMBER 2014 – WEEK 36

Last week’s Number 1 is this week’s Number 1, so it’s a 2nd week at the top for Lilly Wood with the Robin Schulz mix of ‘Prayer In C’.

In total there are 6 new entries  with the highest of them in at Number 2 for Duke Dumont with ‘Don’t Look Back’, his real name is Adam Dyment and this is his 3rd single release, the previous 2 , ‘Need U[100per cent]’ and ‘I Got U’ both got to Number 1.

New in at Number 3 are Dublin based band The Script with ‘Superheroes’, this is the 1st single to be taken from their 4th studio Album to be called ‘No Sound Without Silence’’, this is their 14th single release and  7th to break into the top 40.

There are 2 songs making steady headway up the top 10, Iggy Azalea in her 7th week on the chart climbs another 3 places to Number 4 with Black Widow’ and Sam Smith on his 8th week climbs a further 4 places to Number 5 with ‘I’m  Not The Only One’.

In total there are 6 new songs on the chart and the 3rd highest entry is at Number 11 for girl group G.R.L with ‘Ugly Heart’, they were put together by Robin Antin who was also the creator of the Pussycat Dolls. The song is their 1st solo hit but they did chart earlier on this year backing Pitbull on ‘Wild Wild Love’ .It was reported on September 5th 2014 that group member Simone Battle was found dead and of this time the cause of death is unknown.

The other new song to enter the top 20 this week is the dance music track ‘Pushing On’ from Oliver Dollar and Jimi Jules. Oliver Dollar comes from Berlin and Jimi Jules is described as a fusion of Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, he comes from Switzerland.

George Ezra gets the new entry at Number 27 with ‘Blame It On Me’, the song is taken from his Number 3 debut Album ‘Wanted On Voyage’ and gives him 2 songs on the top 40 as ‘Budapest’ is at Number 17 on its 19th week on the chart.

The final new entry this week is at Number 38 for boy band 5 Seconds of Summer with the ballad ‘Amnesia’, this is their 4th hit from their debut Album called ‘5 Seconds of Summer’.

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It’s all change at the top this week as we have a new Number 1 and a new Number 2 which are both new entries. The song which becomes the 27th different chart topper this year is from Lilly Wood with the Robin Schulz mix of ‘Prayer In C’. Lilly Wood is the performing name of Pop/Folk duo Nili Hadeda who was born in Tel Aviv Israel and Bemjamin Coto, they have been performing together since 2006 ‘Prayer In C’ originally appeared on their 2010 Album ‘Invincible Friends’. Robin Schulz is a 27 year old German music producer and he has remixed the song leading to its current success, this is not the first Number 1 for Schulz this year as he also remixed the Mr Probz song ‘Waves’.

Missing out on the top spot is the 2nd new entry from Maroon 5 with ‘Maps’, the song is taken from their 5th studio Album called ‘V’. Maroon 5 had their first UK hit back in 2002 when ‘Harder To Breathe’ reached Number 13, since then they have achieved a further 14 top 40 singles including their only Number 1 to date ‘Payphone’ in 2011.

Last week’s Number 1 from David Guetta with ‘Lovers On the Sun’ drops 2 places to Number 3 and Taylor Swift holds onto the Number 4 spot for the second week.

The 3rd highest new entry is from Lethal Bizzle in at Number 11 with ‘Rari Workout’ ,his real name is Maxwell Ansah and he comes from London. This is his 10th top 40 single and 2nd hit this year following on from ‘The Drop’ which peaked at Number 20.

The 4th new entry this week is at Number 20 for Ariana Grande featuring Zedd with ‘Break Free’, the song is the 2nd single from her Album ‘My Everything’ the 1st release was ‘Problem’ which was Number 1 earlier on this year zedd is a German music producer whose best known songs include ‘Stay the Night’ and ‘Clarity’.

The 5th and final new song to chart this week is at Number 38 for Katy Perry with ‘This Is How We Do’, it is the 5th single release from last year’s ‘Prism’ Album which has so far produced 2 top 5 singles with ‘Roar’ and ‘Dark Horse’.

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This week there are 5 new entries and 1 re-entry into the top 40.

There is a brand new Number 1 and it is from David Guetta with ‘Lovers on the Sun’. This is his 5th uk Number 1 song  following on from ‘When Love Takes Over’ , ‘Sexy chick’,’Getting Over’ and ‘Titanium’, the song has a featured vocalist in Sam Martin who charts for the 1st time and he along with Avicci are co-writers.

Last week’s chart topper from Nico and Vinz drops 1 place to Number 2 and last week’s Number 2 from Magic drops 1 place to Number 3.

The 2nd highest new entry is at Number 4 for Taylor Swift with ‘Shake it Off’, this is the 11th top 40 single for her and is taken from her forth coming 5th Album  called ‘1989’.

There are 3 entries in total in the new top 5 and at Number 5 is the track ‘My Head is a Jungle’ from Wankelmut ft Emma Louise, Wankelmut is the stage name of Jacob Dillbnerr who is 27 years old and was born in Berlin. In German Wanklemut is a term for being fickle, ‘My head is a jungle’ is his 2nd top 40 hit following on from the 2012 Number 30 single ‘One Day/Reckoning’,  the track was co-written by Emma Louise Lobb who is an Australian singer song writer.

The other new entry into the top 10 is ‘Tonight [We Live Together]’ from boy band Union J, the song is the 1st track to be taken from their upcoming  2nd and as yet not named new  Album, Union J finished 4th on the 2012 series of the X Factor and this is their 3rd top 10 single.

The 5th and final new entry this week is at Number 34 for Saint Motel with ‘My Type’, they are an American Indie Rock band and come from Los Angeles, they recorded their debut Album back in 2012 called ‘Voyeur’ and even so it didn’t produce  any hits it was critically well received .

Finally this week the Vance Joy track ‘Riptide’ re-enters the top 40 for the 2nd time at Number 38.

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These days it is very unusual for a song to stay at Number 1 for more than 1 week, so it is a very well done to Nico and Vinz who were a new entry last week  and hold on to the top spot with ‘Am I Wrong’.

Also holding their place at Number 2 is the former Number 1 from Canadian band Magic with the reggae tinged ‘Rude’, in fact the top 3 all stay the same as ‘Love Runs Out’ by One Republic hold onto the Number 3 spot.

This week we welcome 5 new entries with the highest of them in at Number  4 for Kiesza with ‘Giant in My Heart, this is the follow up to her recent Number 1 single ‘Hideaway’ and is taken from the Album of the same name.

The other new song to break into the top 20 is the latest effort from Rizzle Kicks the song is called ‘Tell Her’,  Rizzle Kicks are 22 year old Jordan  Stephens and Harley Alexander-Hule who is also 22 and they both come from Brighton. They already have 2 top 5 Albums behind them and this is their 6th top 20 single.

New in at Number 32 is Iggy Azalea ft Rita Ora with ‘Black Widow’. This is the 5th single release from Azaleas debut Album ‘The New Classic’, the song was originally recorded by Katy Perry but left off her ‘Prism’ Album and given to Iggy Azalea instead.

The 4th new entry is at number 38 for The Saturdays with ‘What Are You Waiting For’, The Saturdays have now had 18 hits from 18 releases but this is their lowest 1st week entry to date, this track is featured on the just released greatest hits Album called ‘Finest Selection’.

The final new entry is at Number 40 for Sam Smith with ‘I’m Not the Only One,The song will not be available for digital download until 31st August and has charted on streaming only, it is his 3rd chart single this year following on his 2 Number 1’s.

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This week we welcome the 25th different Number 1 of the year so far.

The new chart topper is the song ‘Am I Wrong’ from Norwegian based duo Nico and Vinz, the song has already been a worldwide hit peaking at Number 4 in America , Number 2 in Australia, Number 1 in Canada and also has made the top 40 in 18 other countries to date. Nico and Vinz are Nico Seraba and Vincent Dery who formed in 2009 using the name Envy but when’ Am I Wrong’ became a hit they changed their name so as not to cause confusion with the Japanese group also known as Envy.

Last week’s Number 1 single ‘Rude’ by Magic slips down one place to Number 2 and the 2nd highest new entry is at Number 3 for One Republic with ‘Love Runs Out’. In 2013 One Republic released their 3rd studio Album called ‘Native’ which has spurned 5 hit singles to date with ‘Love Runs Out’ being the  5th ,  the Album includes last year’s Number 1 ‘Counting Stars’.

New in at Number 34 is 29 year old Londoner Jessie Ware with ‘Tough Love’, this is her 1st top 40 single and the song is the title track of her upcoming 2nd Album. Her sister Hannah is a film and television actress and her father is Panorama reporter John Ware who is also a journalist for The Guardian.

The final new entry is at Number 40 for Maroon 5 with It ‘Was Always You’, the track is taken from their 5th Album ‘V’. The song is only available to those who have pre ordered the new Album on I Tunes. The opening song on the Album is ‘Maps’ which has not had a UK release to date but has been a worldwide hit elsewhere.

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