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The trend continues, it is now 14 different Number 1’s in the last 14 weeks.

Sam Smith with ‘Stay With Me’ is the highest of 7 new entries with 1 re-entry. With this latest release he becomes the first artist this year to have 2 different songs top the chart.

 The 2nd highest new entry is at Number 3 for Ghanaian artist Fuse ODG  ft Sean Paul with ‘Dangerous Love’, this is his 2nd top 10 hit this year and a career total of 4 top 40 hits.

 Clean Bandit who spent 4 weeks at Number 1 back in January and February this year with ‘Rather Be’ follow up that song with ‘Extraordinary’ featuring vocals from 16 year old Londoner  Sharna  Bass, the accompanying video was shot in Cuba.

It is worth mentioning 2 songs that have been with us for a considerable time and still performing very well, Pharrell Williams with ‘Happy’ re-climbs  3 places to Number 12 having now been on the chart for 27 weeks and Idina Menzel with ‘Let it Go from the Frozen soundtrack drops 1 place to Number 14 on its 24th week.

Coldplay released their 6th Album this week called ‘Ghost Stories ‘and  the 2nd single from it ‘A Sky Full of Stars’ is a new entry at Number 15, the song is produced by Avicci.

 Dutch music producer Afrojack has the 5th new entry at Number 20 with ‘Ten Feet Tall’, the song features vocals by American singer Stephen Wrabel.

The title track and 3rd single from the 2nd Album by Little Mix called ‘Salute’ is new in at 35.

The final new entry is at Number 38 for Nicki Minaj with ‘Pills n Potions’ this is the lead single from her soon to be released 3rd Album ‘The Pink Print’.

Finally the track ‘Clarity’ by Zedd  ft Foxes has re-entered the chart at Number 40 its previous peak position was Number 29 last year.

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A momentous week in the history of the chart this week because for the 1st  time ever there has been a change at the top for the 13th consecutive week  as Mr Probz with ‘Waves’ gives way to Rita Ora with’ I Will Never Let You Down’. This is the 4th time she has had a Number 1 single  and is her 7th hit overall.

The artists who performed at last week’s Eurovision have done very well on this week’s chart with no less than 4 performers charting.

The highest of them is the 2nd new entry at Number  9 for The Common Linnets with ‘Calm After the Storm’, the song finished runner up in the competition and has already been to Number 1 in their home country of Holland and also has topped the chart in Belgium.

The winning song from Eurovision was ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ from Austrian singer Conchita Wurst and he has the 3rd new entry at Number 17. His real name is Thomas Neuwirth and he is 25 years old.

Back in March 5 seconds of summer became only the 4th Australian band to have a UK number 1 single with ‘She Looks So Perfect’, the song still resides in this week’s  chart at Number 35, but the song  ‘Good Girls’ from their debut  Album as charted at Number 19 becoming their 2nd hit single.

The 1st track from Ed Sheeran,s  forth coming 2nd Album to be entitled ‘X’ is the new entry at Number 20 the song is called ‘One’ It ‘s his 8th solo hit and 14th overall including colaberations.

The UKs Eurovision song for this year from Molly with ‘Children of the Universe’ climbs 10 places to Number 23, her full name is Molly Smitten Downes.

New in at 37 are the Janoskians with ‘Real Girls Eat Cake’, they originate from Melbourne Australia and 3 of the 5 group members are brothers Beau, Jai and Luke Brooks.

 New in at Number 39 is Chicago rapper Twista with ‘Hope’, the song features vocals from Faith Evans.

The 8th and final new entry this week is at number 40 for Sanna Neilsen with ‘Undo’ this was the Swedish entry in the Eurovision song contest and finished in 3rd place.

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This week sees a record equaling 12th different Number 1 in 12 consecutive weeks, it last occurred in the year 2000. There is one slight difference this time in that it is not a new entry at Number 1 but a re-climber as last week’s Number 2 from Mr Probz goes back to the top relegating Calvin Harris to Number 2

There are a total of 5 new entry’s  and 1 re-entry this week with the highest new song debuting at Number 6 for Pitbull featuring G.R.L  with ‘Wild Wild Love’, this is Pitbulls official follow up to ‘Timber’, G.R.L  are an  all girl group put together by Robin Antin whose past successes include the formation of the Pussycat Dolls.

The 2nd new entry is at Number 14 for Foxes with ‘Holding On To Heaven’, this is her 3rd top 20 single and is taken from her debut Album ‘Glorious’.

The song which has re-entered the top 40 this week is at Number 22 and it’s the Gary Barlow  song ‘Let Me Go’, the track originally peaked at Number 2 last November going on to become the 78th biggest selling track of 2013 selling over 330,000 copies.

New  in at Number 33 is this year’s UK  Eurovision song contest entry called ‘Children of the Universe’ from Molly Smittem-Downes, she performed last of the 26 acts in Denmark finishing 17th with a total of 40 points.

 The 4th new entry is at Number 34 for Jason Derulo ft Snoop Dogg with ‘Wiggle’ this is the 4th single taken from his ‘Talk Dirty’ Album and finally new in at Number 38 is ‘Birthday’ from Katy Perry this is the 3rd single to be taken from her ‘Prism’ Album.

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Posted by: In: 70s, 80's, Album, Dance, Film, News, Other, Pop, Top 40 07 May 2014 Comments: 0

For the 11th week in a row there is a new Number 1 single.

This week the honour belongs to Scottish dance producer Calvin Harris, this is his 4th chart topper and 6th when you include his 2 as featured artist, the song is called ‘Summer’ and is the1st track to be taken from his next Album.

In total there are 5 new entry’s  with the 2nd highest being at Number 20 for Paloma Faith with ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’, it is the 2nd song taken from her recently released Album  ‘A  Perfect Contradiction’.

The 3rd new entry is at Number 27 for Michael Jackson with ‘Love Never Felt So Good’, the song is taken from the 2nd posthumous Album release by the Jackson estate and is called ‘Xscape’ the track was originally co written with Canadian artist Paul Anka and recorded by Jackson as a demo in 1983, this updated version was produced by Timbaland and features vocals by Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake.

New in at Number 39 is the Alicia keys and Kendrick Lamer collaboration ‘It’s On Again’, the song will be used over the closing titles of the new film ‘The Amazing Spider Man 2’, it is also featured on the soundtrack Album and is produced by Pharrell Williams and finally talking of Pharrell Williams his new single called ‘Marilyn Monroe’ sneaks in at Number 40.

There have now been 101 new songs enter the chart so far in 2014.

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On the new top 40 this week we welcome 9 new entries.

For  the 10th week in a row there is a new Number 1 single, it is congratulations to Mr Probz with his track ‘Waves’ ,Mr Probz  birth name is Dennis Princewell Stehr and he is from the Netherlands. The song has gained international recognition since it was remixed by German producer Robin Shulz.

 Last week’s Number 1 from Kiesza drops down one place to Number 2.

The 2nd highest new entry is at Number 5 for Cash Cash ft Bebe Rexha with ‘Take Me Home’. Cash Cash are from New Jersey and were formed in 2008 by brothers Jean Paul and Alexander Makhlouf   with their friend Samuel Frisch.

New in at Number 6 is Dj Cassidy ft Robin Thick and Jesse J sharing the vocals on the track ‘Calling All Hearts’, the song is taken from Dj Cassidys first Album ‘Paradise Royale’. The Album will feature 22 different artists who include R Kelly and Nile Rogers, it is said to have a retro feel to the sound of the disco era.

 One place lower at Number 7 it is welcome back to Neon Jungle with their 3rd hit single ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, their   1st single ‘Trouble’ peaked at Number 12 last year and ‘Braveheart’ was Number 4 back in January.

The 5th new entry charts at Number 15 for Indiana with ‘Solo Dancing’. Indiana is a female solo singer who comes from Nottingham and it is a electro house song.

In at  Number 34 is British R and B singer Joel Compass with’ Forgive Me’ the track is produced by Dan Carey who has previously worked with Hot Chip and Kylie Minogue.

The 7th new entry is at Number 35 for Justin Timberlake with the 3rd release from his 4th album the ‘20/20 Expierience-2 of 2’, the track is called ‘Not a Bad Thing’ and gives Justin Timberlake his 13th hit as main artist.

 In at Number 39 is Lana Del Rey with ‘Gods and Monsters’, the track is taken from her 2012 Ep ‘Paradise’.

Finally in at Number 40 are the Brighton rock group the Kooks with the 1st track from their 4th studio Album ‘Listen’, the song is called ‘Down’., This is the Kooks 9th top 40 single.

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This week sees 6 new entries, with the top 3 places filled by artists all enjoying their 1st hit singles.

Once again a new song debuts at the top this time it is for Canadian artist Kiesza with her 1st solo single called ‘Hideaway’, the video to the track is unusual as it was recorded in one take.

 Last week’s Number 1 from Sigma slips back one place to Number 2 and the 2nd new entry is at Number 3 for Shift k3y with ‘Touch’, his real name is Lewis Jankel and he comes from London.

Continuing her steady climb up the chart is Tove Lo her single ‘Stay High’ is now up to Number 6.

Elyar Fox gets his 2nd hit of the year with his new entry at Number 11 with ‘A BillionGirls’, his 1st hit was back in January with ‘Do It All Over Again’.

The 4th new entry is at Number 13 for Meridian Dan with ‘German Whip’ the song features rapper Big H who originates from North London.

Dutch brothers Sjoerd and Wouter Janssen are Dance music duo Shotek they  have the 5th new entry at Number 29 with ‘Cannonball’  they are also currently in the chart as featured artists on the David Guetta hit ‘Bad’.

The final new entry is at Number 38 for DJ Snake FT Lil Jon with ‘Turn Down For What’ this is DJ Snakes 1st release under his own name, his previous work includes producing the Lady Gaga  Album ‘Born This Way’.

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Posted by: In: Other 14 Apr 2014 Comments: 0

There are a total of 8 new songs on this week’s new chart and for the 8th consecutive week there is a new entry at the top.

Selling in excess of 121000copies ‘Nobody To Love’ by Sigma tops the chart. Sigma is Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie they met at Leeds University back in 2006 and their style of music is Drum and Bass.

The Vamps have the 2nd highest entry at Number 2 with ‘Last Night’ it is the 3rd hit for the group who still await their 1st Number 1 and is taken from their forth coming Album ‘Meet the Vamps’.

Iggy Azalea charts at Number 5 with ‘Fancy’ ft Charli XCS, this is her 4th top 20 single and her highest chart placing to date, she is from Australia and her real name is Amethyst Amelia Kelly.

The other new entry into this week’s top 20 is from the Saturdays at Number 19 with ‘Not Giving Up’, the track is the 5th release from last year’s’ Living For The Weekend Album’, they have now achieved 17 hit singles.

David Guetta is back with ‘Bad’ at Number 22 the song features vocals from Australian singer Vassy and is the 2nd hit from his soon to be released new Album.

 New in at Number 31 are the Kaiser Chiefs with ‘Coming Home’ the track is from their Number 1 Album ‘Education, Education, Education and War’.

 There are now 3 songs from the Disney film soundtrack Frozen in the chart with the new entry at Number 38 for Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell with their duet ‘For the First Time in Forever’.

Finally in at Number 40 is Paolo Nutini with ‘Better Man’ this gives him a total of 2 songs on this week’s chart.

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Posted by: In: 80's, Dance, Disney, News, Other, Pop, T V, Top 40 07 Apr 2014 Comments: 0

Another week and a new Number 1.

 For the 7th week in a row a new entry tops the chart. It is congratulations to Aloe Blacc whose real name is Egbert Nathanial Dawkins and comes from California.  The song’s called ‘The Man’,this is his 2nd solo hit following on from his 2011 Number 2 single ‘I Need a Dollar’, he was also at Number 1 last year as guest vocalist on the Avicci song ‘Wake Me Up’.

There are a total of 7 new entries  this week and new at  Number 7 is John Martin with ‘Anywhere For You’, he is no stranger to chart success having had 4 previous top 10 hits as featured artist for the Swedish House Mafia and Tinie Tempah , this is his first solo single.

 Its welcome back to the charts at Number 12 for Scottish singer songwriter Paolo Nutini with ‘Scream’, the song is the 1st release from his fourth coming Album ‘Caustic Love’, this single gives him his 7th top 40 hit.

The 2nd single from Shakira’s self titled Album gives her a 2nd hit in 2014, the track is called ‘Empire’ and is new in at Number 25.

On March 31st House music producer Frankie Knuckles died from Type 2 Diabetes. As a tribute to him fans have been buying copies of his 1987 remix of the song ‘Your Love’ and this has charted at Number 29.

 New in at Number 33 is a track called ‘Stay High’ from Tove Lo featuring Hippie Sabotage, the official release is the Habits remix.

Finally in at Number 40 is Kristen Bell with ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman’, it is the 2nd single release from the Walt Disney soundtrack Album ‘Frozen’ which has  been at Number 1 on the American Album chart for 8 weeks.

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Posted by: In: Dance, News, Other, Pop, Top 40 31 Mar 2014 Comments: 0

A total of 6 new entries this week and for the 6th consecutive week we have a new song at the top.

Australian boy band 5 Seconds To Summer debut at the top with ‘She Looks So Perfect’, the song has already been to Number 1 in Australia and New Zealand. 5 Seconds To Summer are Luke Hemming, Michael Clifford, Calum wood and Ashton Irwin.

New at Number 3 is ‘Changes’ from Faul and Wad Ad. These 2 artists are both French and produce dance music. The song has already topped the chart in Germany.

 The other top 10 entry is from Martin Garrix with ‘Wizard’, this is the follow up to last Novembers Number 1 ‘Animal’. Martin Garrix is 17 years old and comes from Amsterdam.

Chris Brown is back at Number 15 with ‘Loyal’, his new album’ X ‘ is due for release later this year and this track is the 4th single release from it featuring a host of guest artists including Lil Wayne.

Next in at Number 21 is Tujamo and Plastik funk ft Sneakbo with the song ‘Dr Who’ .Sneakbo is the stage name of London rapper Agassi Odusina, his previous chart success was as featured artist on ‘Oliver Twist’ by D,banj in 2012.

The final new entry is at Number 33 for Haim with ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’, they are an all girl group and this is the 5th single off their debut album ‘Days are gone’.

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Posted by: In: 80's, Dance, News, Other, Pop, Top 40 24 Mar 2014 Comments: 0

A new week and a new Number 1.

Adam Dyment better known by his stage name Duke Dumont continues his 100% record. This is his 2nd release and his 2nd Number 1 with ‘I Got U’. After last year’s success with ‘Need U’ this new track heavily samples the Whitney Houston song ‘My Love is Your Love’.

There are a total of 5 new entries’ and 1 re-entry.

New in at Number 6 is ‘Word Up’ from Little Mix, the song is the official charity single for Sports Relief 2014’ it becomes the 8th hit for the group and the 4th time that the song ‘Word Up’ has become a hit. It was originally recorded by Cameo in 1986 and then became a hit for Gun in 1994 and it also charted for Melanie B in 1999.

Example is back with his 12th hit single at Number 14 with ‘Kids Again’. This is the 2nd track from his forthcoming Album ‘Live Life Living’.

The re-entry is at Number 19 for the Human League with ‘Don’t You Want Me’. The song was originally the Christmas Number 1 of 1981, it is thanks to the fans of Aberdeen FC that the song is back in the charts, they sing their own rendition of the song citing their midfield player Peter Pawlett with the lyrics changed to ‘Peter Pawlett Baby’.

One place lower at Number 20 sees this week’s 4th entry from American artist Trey Songz with ‘Na Na’, this is the 3rd time he has charted in the top 40.

Finally new in at Number 37 is London Grammar with ‘Hey Now’. The group originate from Nottingham and their debut Album ‘If You Wait’ released last year to critical acclaim contains this there 5th single release.

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