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).
As always enjoy the music.