The 1st chart of a New Year and as always it is one of the quieter ones. In total there are just 2 new entries and four re-entries.
The first Number 1 single of 2015 is the one which closed the year of 2014 as ‘Uptown Funk’ from Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars now achieves a 3rd non consecutive week at Number 1.
The highest new entry is at Number 2 for Philip George with ‘Wish You Were Mine’, George is 21 years old and comes from Nottingham, he is a dance music producer and this his debut single samples the lyrics of the Stevie wonder classic ‘My Cherie Amour’ (Number 4 in the USA and UK in 1969) having heard the track Stevie wonder has given it is blessing and in George is now signed to Motown Records who have given him permission to sample other songs from the Motown vaults.
Holding steady at Number 3 is the ex Number 1 from Ed Sheeran ‘Thinking Out Loud’ and down 2 to 4 is last year’s X Factor winner Ben Haenow with ‘Something I Need’. Taylor Swift drops 1 place to Number 5 with ‘Blank Space’.
The 4 re-entries are from Sigma with ‘Changes’, Pharrell Williams with ‘Happy’, John Legend with ‘All Of Me’ and Lilly Wood with ‘Prayer In C’ are at Numbers 33, 34, 36 and 39 respectively.
The only other song to enter the top 40 this week is at Number 35 for Kanye West ft Paul McCartney and Ty Dolla Sign with ‘Only One’. Last September West and McCartney got together with other artists and recorded 2 songs together in Mexico, ‘Only One’ is a song about West’s daughter, sang from the perspective of his mother Dr Donda West who died in 2007. This is Kanye West’s 22 UK top 40 single as lead artist he has had a further 12 as featured artist. As well as being co writer of the song Paul McCartney plays piano and sings on the track, it is his 1st charting song since ‘Dance Tonight/ Nod Your Head’ from his 2007 Album ‘Memory Almost Full’ peaked at Number 26.
As always enjoy the music.