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They have already topped the chart in America and now they have done it also in the UK, the brand new Number 1 single is ‘Rude’ by Magic. This is the debut song released by the Canadian band who climb from last week’s Number 2, in fact they exchange places with Cheryl Coles ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ which was last week’s Number 1.

The highest of 5 new entries this week is at Number 3 for ZHU with the track ‘Faded’. Little is known of ZHU as the artist is keen on keeping their identity a secret for the moment at least stating that they want to let the music do the talking. The song is electro dance based, the previous release from this artist was a cover of the outkast song ‘Ms Jackson’.

New in at Number 5 is ‘Hopeful’ from Bars and Melody, they took part in the 8th series of Britians got talent in 2014 eventually finishing 3rd they were signed by Simon Cowell to his Syco label in a reported 500,000 record deal. The song ‘Hopeful’ is based around the 2005 song by rapper Twista called ‘Hope’, the song is a protest against bullying. The 2 members of Bars and Melody are 15 year old Charlie Lenehan and 13 year old Leondre Devries who becomes the youngest person to have a top 40 single so far this year.

The other top 10 entry is at Number 10 for Melissa Steel ft Popcaan with ‘Kisses for Breakfast’. Melissa Steel is from Bradford and recorded the video for the song in Jamaica along with local artist dancehall DJ Popcaan. This is the 2nd time Steel has now charted having been the featured artist on the Kove hit ‘Way We Are’ recently.

The endless stream of Dutch dance music producers making hits continues apace with lodewijk fluttert under his recording name of bakermat being the latest his song ‘One Day [Vandaag]’ features samples from the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech by Martin Luther King Jr.

The final new entry is at Number 37 for Vic Mensa with ‘Down on My Luck’, he is a 21 year old rap artist from Chicago Illinois and this is his 1st solo single, he was previously a member of Indie band Kids These Days who split in 2013.

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On the new top 40 this week there are a total of 6 new entries, one of them debuting at the top.

The 23rd different Number 1 of this year so far is from Cheryl Cole ft Tinie Tempah with ‘Crazy Stupid Love’. Cole has now had 4 UK solo chart toppers and this ties her as the most successful British female artist alongside Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora. The song gives Tinie Tempah his 3rd Number 1 as a featured artist and 2nd this year following on from ‘Tsunami’ with Dvbbs.

New to the top 40 at Number 2 is Magic with ‘Rude’. Magic are a Canadian reggae band who are influenced by 80s super group The Police. ‘Rude’ is the debut release from them and it is currently Number 1 in America, their lead singer Nasri Atweh has had previous success writing for others including the Chris Brown song ‘Don’t Judge Me’.

The 3rd new entry into the top 10 is from Charli XCX with ‘Boom Clap’ at Number 6. As the lead artist on a single this is her 1st hit but she has had 2 notable previous successes as featured artist, on last year’s UK  Number 1 with Icona Pop on ‘I Love It’ and this year’s Billboard chart topper with Iggy Azalea on ‘Fancy’.

New in at Number 12 is the Route 94 remix of the 1994 song ‘Always’ by MK ft Alana, in the UK the song originally peaked at Number 69. MK is the stage name of Marc Kinchen and in the last 20 years he has remixed songs by Celine Dione, Pitbull and Storm Queen amongst many others, Route 94 topped the chart earlier on this year with ‘My Love’.

Neon Jungle score a hit for the 4th time with the ballad ‘Louder’ new in at Number 14. All 4 hits are taken from their debut Album ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, they had their 1st hit last year with the Number 12 single ‘Trouble’. This year ‘Bravehear’t peaked at Number 4 and the single ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ at Number 7.

The 6th and final new entry is at Number 18 for X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons ft Jay Z with ‘Jungle’. The X Ambassadors are an American alternative rock band from New York while Jamie N Commons was born in Bristol but emigrated to Chicago with his parents when he was 6 years old, this is the 13th time Jay Z has now appeared on a top 40 UK single as a featured artist

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For the 3rd week in a row there are only 4 new entries, there is also one re-entry this week.

We now have had 22 different songs top the UK top 40 this year with Manchester boy band Rixton taking the honours this week with ‘Me and My Broken Heart’. The song has already sold in excess of 500,000 copies in America peaking on Billboard at Number 12.The lead singer of the group is Jake Roche whose parents are no strangers to chart success themselves, his mother is Colleen Nolan who of course was a member of the Nolan sisters and his father is Eastenders actor Shane Richie who had a Number 2 single back in 2003 with his cover of the Wham song ‘I’m Your Man’ which was recorded for Children in need.

The 2nd highest new entry is at Number 6 for Nicole Scherzinger with the 1st track to be taken from her as yet unreleased, untitled 2nd solo Album. As a solo artist this is her 8th top 40 single, she has also charted another 4 times as a featured artist.

20 year old Ella Eyre has a new entry at Number 16 with’ If I Go’, she is one of the co-writers of the song and it is her 2nd single release and 1st top 40 hit. She has tasted chart success as lead singer on last year’s Number 1 with Rudimental ‘Waiting All Night’.

The final new entry is at Number 30 for Kove with ‘Way We Are’, the song features Melissa  Steel, Kove is the stage name of music producer James Rockhill, he has done remixes for Chase and Status, John Newman and Bastille amongst others, this is his 6th single release and his 1st chart hit.

Finally the song which has re-entered the chart is at Number 37 for Vance Joy with ‘Riptide’, back in February it peaked inside the top 10, It is 37 weeks since it originally entered the UK chart.

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Only 4 new entries this week but 2 of them are inside the top 10.

There is a new chart topper for the 21st time this year with the latest offering from Wil.i.am ft Cody Wise with ‘It’s My Birthday’, the song was going to be called ‘Birthday’ but as to avoid confusion with the recent Katy Perry song with that name it was changed.Will.i.am has now appeared on 10 different Number 1 singles, 5 with The Black Eyed Peas, 3 as a solo artist and 2 as featured artist with Usher and The Script. Cody wise is an American singer and this is his 1st chart entry.

The 2nd highest entry is at Number 6 for Jess Glynne with ‘Rght Here’, this is her debut single it was co-written by Glynne and was produced by Gorgon City. She has already been to Number 1 twice this year as featured artist on Clean Bandits ‘Rather Be’ and Route 94s ‘My Love’.

The 3rd new entry is from MKTO at Number 24 with ‘Classic’, MKTO are American duo Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller, this is their 1st UK hit, and the song has already been top 10 in Australia and New Zealand and top 20 in the USA.

The final new entry is in at Number 38 for Matrix and Futurebound featuring Tanya Lacey with ‘Don’t Look Back’, this is the 2nd time in 2014 they have charted having reached Number 7 earlier on this year with ‘control’.

The biggest climber on the chart this week is from The Vamps who climb 35 places to Number 4 with ‘Somebody to You’.

It is also worth mentioning the 2 songs that have been in the top 40 for every single week of this year, Pharrell Williams with ‘Happy’ re-climbs 3 places to Number 16 in his 34th week in total and Idina Menzel drops 4 places to Number 25 on her 31st week.

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A change to the way the chart is compiled with the advent of streaming being included to regular sales for the first time, any change for even better accuracy is always welcomed.

This week sees the 20th different chart topper of the year so far with 21 year old Florida born Ariana Grande reaching the top with her debut hit single ‘Problem’. The song has already been to Number 2 in America and features a rap from Australian Iggy Azalea, there is also uncredited backing vocals from Big Sean.

Ella Henderson holds on to the Number 2 spot for the 2nd week and George Ezra climbs 2 to 3 with ‘Budapest’.

The 2nd highest entry is at Number 6 for Sia Furler with ‘Chandelier’, as the main artist on a song this is her 2nd hit following on from ‘Taken for Granted’ back in 2000.She has also had 3 top 10 hits as featured artist on the songs ‘Titanium’ and ‘She Wolf’ with David Guetta and ‘Wild Ones’ with Flo Rida. She also has several song writing credits including hits for Rihanna, Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue amongst numerous others.

The other top 10 new entry is at Number 10 for Dj fresh with ‘Bounce’, this is his 8th top 10 single and is taken from his upcoming 4th studio Album. The song features uncredited vocals from Nicole Shortland under her stage name of Little Nikki.

On a quiet week for new entry’s the 4th and final one is in at Number 39 for The Vamps featuring Demi Lovato with ‘Someone To You’, this is the 4th hit single from their debut Album ‘Meet The Vamps’.

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It is the halfway point of the year and a total of 153 different songs have now entered the chart.

There is also a new Number 1 single, the 19th this year.

Topping the pile this week is Dutch artist Oliver Heldens with ‘Gecko (Overdrive)’, Heldens is 19 years old and is signed to Tiesto’s record label .Vocals on the track are provided by Becky Hill who also co-wrote the song, she was a 1st series semi finalist on the BBC show ‘The Voice’ and becomes the first contestant to have a UK Number 1 after appearing on the programme.

Example has the 2nd highest new entry at Number 4 with ‘One More Day (Stay with Me)’, this is his 1st top 5 single since ‘Say Nothing’ in 2012. The song was going to be called stay with me but as the Sam Smith song already has that title One more day was added.

The other top 10 entry is at Number 10 for Usher with ‘Good Kisser’, the track becomes his 21st top 40 single and is taken from his forthcoming 8th Album as yet untitled.In total this week there are 7 new entry’s  and new in at Number 19 is Ed Sheeran with ‘Don’t’, this is one of 4 tracks in the current chart from him all of which can be found on his current Number 1 Album ‘X’.

New in at  Number 26 is ‘Thinking Out Loud’ the 2nd new entry from Sheeran, he is also currently at Number 3 with ‘Sing’ and Number 35 with ‘One’.

Entry Number 6 is at Number 30 for Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix and Like Mike with ‘Tremor’. Dimitri  Thivaios and Michael Thivaios are brothers who were born in Belgium and they have teamed up with Martin Garrix, this is the brothers 1st chart success.

The final new entry is at Number 34 for Austin Mahone  ft Pitbull with ‘Mmm Yeah’, Mahone is 18 years old and hails from San Antonio Texas ,this is his 1st top 40 hit, as for Pitbull this is the 5th time this year he has made a chart appearance.

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Posted by: In: 60's, Album, Dance, Facebook, Indie, News, Pop, Rock, Top 40 23 Jun 2014 Comments: 0 Tags:

For the 1st time in 17 weeks a song has managed to hold on to the top spot for a 2nd week that honour belongs to Ella Henderson with her debut single ‘Ghost’.

There are 5 new entries with the highest entering at Number 2.

Back with their 2nd hit and following on from the March Number 1 ‘She Looks So Perfect’, 5 Seconds of Summer are a new entry at Number 2 with ‘Don’t Stop’.

It‘s always welcome to see new talent and music of different genres on the chart and the new entry at Number 4 gives us both. George Ezra is 21 years old and comes from Hertford, his music is described as Folk, Blues and Rock. He cites his major influences as Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, the single is called ‘Budapest’ and his debut Album due on June 30th is called ‘Wanted on Voyage’.

The other top 10 new entry is at Number 7 for North London electronic duo Gorgon City with ‘Here for You’.  They had a Number 4 hit earlier on this year with ‘Ready for Your Love’.

American singer Demi Lovato charts for the 5th time in the UK with ‘Neon Lights’, her most successful single to date was ‘Heart Attack’ which peaked at Number 3 last year.

Finally The Kooks released their 4th Album ‘Listen’ last month and the 2nd single release from it called ‘Around Town’ is new in at Number 35.

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This week there are 7 new entries and 3 re-entries on the Chart.

 It is now almost a given that there is a new song at Number 1 every week and that has happened again.

The biggest selling song this week is from Ella Henderson with her debut single ‘Ghost’. Henderson was knocked out early in the X-Factor finals of 2012 after being in a sing off with eventual winner James  Arthur. She went on to sign with Sony records and her Album is due  out in the Autumn ,the song ‘Ghost’ is co-written by her and Ryan Tedder of One Republic.

Ed Sheeran’s single ‘Sing’ drops down1 place to Number 2.

 New in at Number 3 is Dutch producer Tiesto with ‘Wasted’, this is his 2nd hit this year following on from ‘Red Lights’. The song features vocals from Matthew Koma who has now charted 3 times in 2014 as a featured artist.

The Little Mix song ‘Salute’ is finally catching the public’s imagination now in its 7th week in the top 100 it climbs 18 places to Number 6.

There are 3 football themed songs on the chart this week, one is the new entry at Number 7 for Rik Mayell with ‘Noble England’. Mayell died on June 9th and his fan base have been buying the track to get him into the top 10, the song was originally  released for the world cup of 2010.As part of the Young Ones Mayell spent 3 weeks at Number 1 back in 1986 with ‘Living Doll’.

Joseph Junior Adenuga better known by his stage name of Skepta is back in the top 40 for the 7th time with ‘Thats Not Me’, he has had one more chart success back in 2012 as featured artist on the Wiley Number 3 single ‘Can You Hear Me’.

An old favourite is back with us at Number 27 ‘Three Lions’ from David Baddiel , Frank Skinner and the Lightning Seeds re-enters  the top 40 for the 6th time, it was originally Number 1 back in 1996, a re-recorded version with different words was Number 1 in 1998.

The official song for the FIFA 2014 World Cup from Pitbull featuring Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte called ‘We Are One’ is new in at Number 29.

 One place lower at Number 30 is Raleigh Ritchie with ‘Stronger Than Ever’, he is better known for his acting, playing the role of ‘Grey Worm ‘in the ‘Game of Thrones’ TV series, his real name is Jacob Anderson.

 Finally new in at Number 36 is Lil Wayne ft Drake with ‘Believe Me’, this is the lead single from his upcoming 11th Album ‘The Carter v’.

Posted by: In: 90'S, Album, Dance, News, Other, Pop, Top 40 09 Jun 2014 Comments: 0

For an unprecedented 16th consecutive week there is a change at the top of the chart.

This week’s recipient is 23 year old Halifax born singer Ed Sheeran who achieves his 1st Number 1 with ‘Sing’. This is his 9th solo hit and including guest appearances and as featured artist his 14th. His 2nd Album will be released in 2 weeks.

In total there are 6 new songs on the chart, new in at Number 16 is the Neon Brotherhood with ‘Hope Aint a Bad Thing’, this is a charity single released in aid of Stephen Sutton who died of cancer at the age of 19 on May 14th. The Neon Brotherhood consists of 40 musicians from 10 different bands and 8 soloists including Stephen himself.

The other new song to peak inside the top 20 is from Lethal Bizzle ft Cherri Voncelle with ‘The Drop’ , he had his 1st hit in 2002 with the Number 7 single ‘Oi’ and since then he has now charted a further 7 times.

Originating from Leicester rock band Kasabian are back at Number 22 with ‘Eez Ah’, it’s the 1st track from there soon to be released 5th Album ‘48.13’ ,the single gives them there 13th top 40 single.

 The 5th new song on the chart this week is from drum and bass producer Wilkinson ,Mark Wilkinson comes from London and charts for the 2nd time, his previous success came last year with the Number 8 single ‘Afterglow’.

The final new entry is at Number 37 for R3hab with ‘Revolution’ , R3hab is  Dutch dance music producer Fadil El Ghoul, he has remixed many artists including Beyonce and Yoko Ono and this is his 1st charting song under his own name .

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Posted by: In: 90'S, Album, Film, News, Other, Pop, Top 40 02 Jun 2014 Comments: 0

This week there are 7 new entries and it’s no surprise to see yet again a new song at the top of the chart and also no surprise to see its house music.

The accolade for best seller this week goes to Second City which is the pseudonym for Chicago born British based producer Rowan Harrington, the song samples the Toni Braxton 1996 Billboard Number 1 ‘Your Makin me High’.

The 2nd highest new entry is at Number 3 for Klingande with ‘Jubel’, The French duo were in the UK top 10 last year with a different version of this song and due to several remixes it has now re-entered.

There are a total of 3 new songs in the top 10 with Ellie Goulding charting at Number 9 with ‘Beating Heart’, this song is taken from the soundtrack to the new film ‘Divergent’ and plays over the closing credits.

Twin Atlantic are an Alternative Rock band from Glasgow who have slowly been building a reputation over the last 7 years, they have finally made a breakthrough this week with their 12th single called ‘Heart and Soul’ which  entered  at Number 17.

The latest offering from Lana Del Rey is new in at Number 21, the track is called ‘West Coast’, it is her 8th UK  hit single and is the 1st song to be taken from her upcoming 3rd Album ‘Ultraviolence’ .

The 4th single release from One Directions latest Album ‘Midnight Memories’ is the ballad ‘You and I’  and this song enters the chart at Number 21, it did actually peak at 19 last December on downloads alone but this is its official release with remixes.

The final new entry is at Number 30 for boy band M.A.D  with ‘Shotgun’ ,this is their 3rd top 40 single and their most successful so far.

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