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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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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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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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