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This week there are a massive 9 new entries, more than on any other week so far this year and all the new top 3 are brand new songs.

One charity song makes way for another as Gareth Malone’s All Star Choir with ‘Wake Me Up’ makes way for Band Aid 30 with ‘Do They Know Its Christmas’. This is the 4th incarnation of the song, it originally topped the chart and was the Christmas Number 1 in 1984. Five years later in 1989 it was re-recorded and again became the Christmas chart topper. The only two artists to appear on both of these recordings were Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward of Bananarama, in 2004 the song was once again re-recorded this time Bono and Paul McCartney who had sang on the 1984 version were the only two to sing on the 1st and 3rd versions joined by big names of the day. The song was the Christmas Number 1 for a 3rd time in 2004, this time to benefit Sudans troubled Darfur region, it became the biggest selling song of that year. This new version with some different lyrics recorded under the name of Band Aid 30 is to raise money, with all contributions going towards battling the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. Bono performs for a 3rd time on a band aid single and it was recorded at the Sarm West Studios in Notting Hill London the same venue as the original 30 years ago.

Clean bandit featuring Jess Glynne are a new entry at Number 2, two members of the group  Grace Chatto (chello) and Milan Neil Amin Smith(drums) play on the Band Aid 30 single. This is the 7th track to be released from the deluxe edition of their debut Album ‘New Eyes’ and the 4th to go top 20. This combination of Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne have been to Number 1 back in February with one of the year’s biggest hits ‘Rather Be’. Also this year ‘Extraordinary’ peaked at Number 5, their other hit was ‘Mozarts House (Number 17) last year.25 year old Jess Glynne is from  Muswell  Hill in London, she too has  had a very successful year with 2 Number 1’s as featured artist, the aforementioned ‘Rather Be’ and also as vocalist on Route 94’s ‘My Love’. She has also charted as a solo artist when reaching number 6 earlier on this year with ‘Right Here’.

New in at Number 3 is Olly Murs ft  Travie Mccoy with ‘Wrapped Up’, it is the lead single from his upcoming 4th Album ‘Never Been Better’. Olly Murs also sings on the Band Aid single. As main artist he has now had 12 hit singles, this is his 5th top 3 song the other 4 all made Number 1.Travie Mccoy is from New York, as well as being a solo artist in his own right he is also the lead singer of the Gym Class Heroes. This is his 4th hit as featured artist, as main artist he is best known for the 2010 UK Number 3 single ‘Billionaire’ which featured Bruno Mars.

The 4th new entry is at Number 5 for David Guetta , the song is the 4th track from his 6th studio Album’ Listen’ .Of the 3 previous tracks ‘Lovers On The Sun’ was the most successful reaching Number 1 earlier on this year, Guetta has now charted an impressive 27 times with a host of different vocalists.

The 5th new entry into the top 10 is at Number 8 for Wretch 32 with ‘6 Words’. He was born Jermaine Scott Sinclair in Tottenham London in 1985, his mother was from Jamaica where Wretch means slim or skinny. She called him Wretch as a child, he states that the Number 32 is his lucky Number (pronounced three two) and thought it would be fun to have it as a surname. This is his 6th top 40 hit, ‘Don’t Go’ ft Josh Kumra was Number 1 back in 2011.

Manchester based boy band Rixton follow up their debut hit ‘Me And My Broken Heart’ which was  a  Number 1 single with ‘Wait On Me’ which enters at Number 12. Rixton are Jake Roche, Charley Bagnall, Danny Wilkin and Lewi Morgan.

One Direction release the 2nd track from their current Number 1 Album ‘Four’, it is called ‘Night Games’.’Steal My Girl’ is still riding high at Number 6 having peaked as high as 3 earlier on this month, this is their 13th top 40 single and they also appear on the current Number 1 from Band Aid 30.

Another boy band also have a new entry this week as Australia’s 5 Seconds Of Summer chart for the 4th time this year, this time with ‘Good Girls’ at Number 19. All 4 hits appear on their self titled debut Album ,they are ‘She Looks So Perfect’ (Number 1) ‘Don’t Stop’ (Number 2) and ‘Amnesia’(Number 7).

The 9th and final new entry this week is at Number 26 for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds with ‘In the Heat of the Moment’, it is the 1st track to be released from their 2nd Album to be called ‘Chasing Yesterday’. Their self titled debut Album back in 2011 produced 2 hit singles, ‘The Death of You and Me’ (Number 15) and ‘Aka What A Life’ (Number 20).

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It is a charity single which tops the chart this week, it is the song ‘Wake Me Up’ by Gareth Malones All Star Choir.

‘Wake Me Up is a cover version of last year’s Number 1 single by Avicci featuring Aloe Blacc on vocals, the song is this year’s official Children In Need song and features an all star choir which includes broadcaster John Craven , comedienne  Jo brand and actor Larry Lamb amongst others. Gareth Malone OBE is the main musical influence behind this version and it is his  3rd Number 1 single after having the Xmas Number 1 song back in 2011 with the Military Wives with ‘Wherever You Are’ and once again he performed with the Military Wives choir for the Diamond Jubilee commemoration in 2012 with Gary Barlow on ‘Sing’. The other official Children In Need single for this year is one of two re-entries on this week’s chart at Number 39 for Brian Wilson with his re-recording of ‘God Only Knows’.

Staying put at Number 2 is Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ and One Direction climb to Number 3 with ‘Steal My Girl’, while last week’s Number 1 from Cheryl is down 3 places to Number 4. In total there are 5 new entries and 2 re-entries. The 2nd highest new entry is at Number 8 for Australian identical twins The Veronicas, Lisa and Jessica  Origliasso, this is the lead single from their soon to be released third Album to be called ‘The Veronicas’, in total they have now had 3 UK top 20 singles, this current hit called ‘You Ruin Me’ has already topped the chart in their native Australia.

Sam Smith now has a total of 4 songs in this week’s top 40 as the 5th single to be taken from his debut Album In ‘The Lonely Hour’ called ‘Like I Can’ charts at Number 9 a place lower at 10 is ‘I’m Not The Only One’ and at 16 is his ex Number 1 ‘Stay With Me’, he also features as one of the guest artists on the Brian Wilson song ‘God Only Knows’.

Taylor swift now has  2 songs in the top 20 ‘Blank Space’ charts at Number  11 one place higher than the current placing of ‘Shake It Off’, ‘Welcome To New York’ was released as a promotional single peaking at Number 39 so there have now been  3 top 40 singles from Swifts current Album ‘1989’.

27 year old American rapper from Compton , California Kendrick Lamar achieves his 1st  ever UK hit single as lead artist with the song  ‘I’, he has  3 previous chart hits as guest artist rapping on hits from  Robin Thicke , Imagine Dragons and Alicia Keys. ‘I ‘heavily samples the Isley Brothers classic ‘That Lady’ (Number 14 -1973), elements of which were re-recorded rather than being directly sampled from the original record.

The other re-entry this week is at Number 28 for Idina Menzel  with ‘Let It Go’, she has now spent 44 weeks in the top 40 this year.

Finally we said goodbye to a song that has spent every one of the 46 weeks this year on the chart as ‘Happy’ from Pharrell Williams drops out of the 40 to Number 43.

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Just 3 new entries this week and 2 re-entries, but a brand new Number 1.

After 4 weeks on top ‘All About That bass’ from Meghan trainor slips down 1 place to Number 2 as Ed Sheeran hits the top spot with ‘Thinking Out Loud’, it has certainly taken its time to peak as it’s now in its 19th week on the top 40. This is Ed Sheerans 2nd Number 1, the previous one being ‘Sing’ earlier on this year.

Taylor Swift climbs 1 place to Number 3 with ‘Shake It Off’ , Jesse J and co remain at 4 with ‘Bang Bang’ and ‘Don’t Tell Em’ from Jeremih climbs 1to Number 5.

The highest new entry is at Number 6 for Parra For Cuva ft Anna Naklab with ‘Wicked Games’. The original version of this song called ‘Wicked Game’ was a 1991 Number 10 hit for Chris Isaak, this new version is by German house music producer Parra For Cuva has also been a top 20 hit in Belgium and the Netherlands.

New in at Number 23 is the latest offering from Calvin Harris ft  Big Sean with ‘Open Wide’, the song is as yet not an official release and has charted through streaming only, it appears on his new Album called ‘Motion’ which was released this week .Calvin  Harris has had 2 Number 1 singles already this year, ‘Summer’ and ‘Blame’.

The other new entry is at Number 29 for One Republic with ‘I Lived’, it is the 4th release from their 3rd studio Album. ‘Native’,’ If I Lose myself’, ‘Counting Stars’ and ‘Love Runs Out’ were all top 10 hits.

There are 2 re-entries Idina Menzel with her song from the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack is back for a 3rd time with ‘Let It Go’ at Number 36 and One Republic who peaked at Number 3 a few weeks back with ‘Love Runs Ou’t climbs 17 places to re-enter at Number 38.

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Meghan Trainor holds on to the Number 1 spot for the 4th week running and now equals the longest time spent at the top this year along with Pharrell Williams with ‘Happy’ and Clean Bandit with ‘Rather Be’.  Ed Sheeran now in his 18th week on the top 40 with ‘Thinking Out Loud’ reaches a new peak at Number 2.

In total there are 4 new entries and 1 re-entry this week, the highest new entry is at Number 3 for Waze , Odyssey and R Kelly with ‘Bump And Grind 2014’. The original version from R Kelly peaked at Number 8 in the UK in 1994 but was an American Number 1, this new mix has been put together by the British house music producers Waze and Oddyssey using the vocals of R Kelly and sampling the music of the Nightcrawlers  1993 Number 3 song  ‘Push The Feeling on’.

The other new song to enter the top 10 is at Number 9 for Fuse ODG with his latest offering featuring Angel called ‘Tina’, this is the 5th top 40 single he has achieved and his 3rd one this year,  his most successful to date was Dangerous Love peaking at Number 4, all 5 tracks will appear on his debut Album also called ‘Tina’ which stands for this is new Africa, Angel adds vocals to the track, he has had one hit of his own back in 2012 when ‘Wonderful’ reached Number 9 and he also has had one other charting song as a featured artist in 2013 when ‘Lights On’ from Wiley also peaked at Number 9.

Maroon 5 now have 2 songs on the chart, the 1st  release from their Album ‘V’,  the song ‘Maps’ is this week’s Number 36 but the follow up single ‘Animals’ charts at 32, it is their 14th top 40 single since ‘Harder To Breathe’  reached Number 13 back in 2002.

The 4th new entry is at Number 39 for Taylor Swift with ‘Welcome to New York’, ‘Shake It Off’ is still riding high at Number 5 this week giving her 2 top 40 singles currently. Both tracks are taken from her upcoming 5th studio Album to be called ‘1989’ and ‘Welcome to New York’ will be the opening song.

The one re-entry is at Number 40 for Clean Bandit with ‘Rather Be’, the track was Number 1 back in February and has re-climbed back into the top 40 from last week’s Number 43.

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A big week for new entries this week with seven new songs making their debut.

Meghan Trainor holds on to the Number 1 spot with ‘All About That Bass’ becoming only the 2nd song this year to complete 3 consecutive weeks at the top.

Taylor Swift climbs to Number 2 with ‘Shake It Off’, this is her 3rd Number 2 single and she still awaits her 1st  ever chart topper.

There is a good old fashioned slow chart climber at Number 4 as Ed Sheeran with ‘Thinking Out Loud’ now in its 17th week reaches its highest placing yet.

The ex Number 1 ‘Bang Bang’ from Jesse J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj slips two places to Number five, sandwiched in between these is this week’s highest new entry from One Direction with ‘Steal My Girl ‘at Number 3, this is their 13th top 40 single and is taken from their forth coming 4th Album to be called ‘Fou’r.

There are 2 other new entries into the top 10. New at Number 9 are The Vamps with ‘Oh Cecilia’. the song gives them a 5th hit off their debut Album ‘Meet The Vamps’, but this is a re-worked version of the LP cut, it also features Canadian born Shawn Mendes making his UK chart debut, the song  is a cover version of the Simon and  Garfunkle classic but does have several original lyrics added.

The other new song into the top 10 is at 10 for the latest offering from Eminem with his 32nd UK hit called ‘Guts Over Fea’r, the track features vocals from Sia who now charts for a 5th time as a featured artist, her current single as main artist ‘Chandelie’r is at Number 36 in its 16th week on the top 40.

Dance music makes an appearance at Number 15 in the shape of French music artist and producer Watermatt with his debut release called ‘Bullit’, the track has already found success in Belgium where it has peaked at Number 2.

More dance music charting at Number 20 but this time in the form of drum and bass as Mark Wilkinson charts for the 4th time, this latest hit is called ‘Dirty Love’ and features vocals from Talay Riley, he also charted last week as featured artist on the Luvbug track ‘Resonance’.

The 6th new entry is at Number 27 for Krishane ft  Beenie Man and Melissa steel with ‘Drunk and Incapable’. Krishane is the son of reggae legend Barrington Levy and this is his chart debut .Beenie Man is a Dancehall Reggae artist and is making his 7th appearance on the chart. Melissa Steel who is from Bradford charted earlier on this year as featured artist on the Kove hit ‘Way We Are’, she also peaked at Number 10 with ‘Kisses For Breakfas’t .

The final new song to chart this week is at Number 35 for Charli XCX with ‘Break The Rules’, it is the follow up to ‘Boom Clap’ which recently peaked at Number 6. Her new album which is to be called ‘Sucker’ is being held over until next year.

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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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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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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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