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On the new Top 40 this week there are 5 new entries and also 4 re-entries.

Clean Bandit get a 2nd week at Number 1 with ‘Rather Be’ and the biggest climber is One Republics ‘If I Lose Myself’, which climbed 21 places to Number 11.

The highest new entry is at Number 2 for Will I Am ft Miley Cyrus, French Montana and Wiz Khalifa with ‘Feeling Myself’. The track will appear on his upcoming deluxe version of the Will Power album.

The 2nd highest new entry is at 4 for Dance Duo, Gorgon City, with ‘Ready for Love’. They are Kye Gibbon and Matt Scot and they come from North London. The song features MNEK whose real name is Uzoechi Emenike. He is also from London.

In at Number 5 this week is Kathleen Brien. better known as Katy B, with ‘Crying for No Reason’. It is the 2nd track released from her upcoming 2nd Album ‘Little Red’. The song was co-written by Guy Chambers who is responsible for many of Robbie williams hits, including Angels.

The 4th new entry is at Number 23 for Chris Malinchak. This is his 2nd hit and follows up last Mays Number 2 hit ‘So Good to Me’. The new offering is ‘If U Got It’ and samples the Motown classic ‘I’m Gonna Make you Love Me’.

The final new entry is at 34 for Sophie Ellis-Bextor with ‘Young Blood’. It is taken from her Album ‘Wanderlust’.

Katy Perry re-enters the Top 40 at 19 with ‘Dark Horse’ ft Juicy J and Imagine Dragons re-enter at 32 with ‘Radioactive’ – this is probably to do with their appearance at the Grammys.

Due to him appearing in Channel 5’s Big Brother, Dappy has charted at Number 40 with ‘No regrets’. This song peaked at Number 1 in September of 2011. Finally, it’s a welcome back to the Weather Girls at 31 with the classic ‘It’s raining men’.

As always enjoy the music.

Posted by: In: Other, Pop, Top 40 27 Jan 2014 Comments: 0

This Week sees the 1250th UK Number 1 single since the music charts began back on November 14th 1952.

It is a big congratulations to Clean Bandit who have achieved this feat when their song ‘Rather Be’ reached the top spot.

Clean Bandit members Jack Patterson, Grace Chatto, and Milan Smith met while studying at Cambridge University. Luke Patterson, brother of Jack, is the 4thmember. This is their 4th single release. They charted at Number 17 last April with ‘Mozart’s House’, the only other occasion they have featured in the top 40.

Pharrell Williams slips back one place to Number 2 with ‘Happy’, this means that the 2nd highest new entry is at Number 3 for The Vamps with ‘Wildheart’. This is their 2nd single. Their previous single, ‘Can we Dance’, peaked at Number 2 last October.

The third new song in the top 10 is ‘Brave heart’ from Shereen, Amira, Jess and Asami collectively known as ‘Neon Jungle’. This is also their second single following on from ‘Trouble’, which reached Number 12 last September. Their Debut Album, to be released shortly, includes the track ‘Welcome to the Jungle’. The song gave the Band the idea for its name.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are a new entry at Number 27 with ‘White Walls’. This is the 4th single from the 2012 Album ‘The Heist’. Their best known song to date is ‘Thrift Shop’, a UK Number 1 last February. It was also the biggest selling song in America last year.

The 3rd single release from Miley Cyrus’s 4th solo Album, ‘Bangerz’, has charted at Number 33. It is the ballad ‘Adore you’. Miley Cyrus is the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus who had a Number 3 single in 1992 with the line dance anthem ‘Achy Breaky heart’.

The sixth and final new entry this week is from One Republic, charting one place higher at Number 32, the song is about Ryan Tedders fear of flying and is called ‘If I Lose Myself Tonight’. This follows on from the success of last year’s Number 1 ‘Counting Stars’.

As always enjoy the music.

Posted by: In: 80's, Other, Pop, Top 40 20 Jan 2014 Comments: 0

On the new Top 40 singles chart this Week it’s a 3rd week at the top for Pharrell Williams with ‘Happy’, holding off Pitbull ft Keisha’s ‘Timber’ once again.

In fact the top 4 remain the same as last week with Avicii’s ‘Hey Brother’ at Number 3 and Jason Derulo‘s ‘Trumpets’ staying at Number 4.

There is a big climber at Number 13, with the new Busta Rhymes song ‘Thank You’ climbing twenty five places. He adds his rap to a 1981 song called ‘I want to thank you’, an old Soul song from Alicia Myers.

There are 4 new entries this Week, the highest at Number 5 is from 18 year old Londoner Elyar Fox with ‘Do it all over again’ . What could set him apart from some other teen Pop Stars is that he writes his own material. He has come to the public’s attention through appearances on You Tube.

The second highest new entry is at Number 11 from Columbia’s finest Shakira with ‘Can’t Remember to Forget’ ft Rihanna. This is Shakira’s 11th UK Top 40 single and also the 11th time Rihanna has charted as a Featured Artist.

New entry Number 3 is at 27 for Tinie Tempah ft Labyrinth with ‘Lover Not a Fighter’. The song is the 3rd single to be released from his 2nd Album ‘Demonstration’. The song was also produced by Labyrinth.

The 4th and final new entry is at 37 for Beyonce with ’XO’. This is the 2nd track to chart from Beyonces self titled 5th album. One of the co-writers on the song is Ryan Tedder of ‘One Republic fame’.

As always enjoy your music.

Posted by: In: Other, Pop, Top 40 13 Jan 2014 Comments: 0

The 2nd new chart of the year and Pharrell Williams has re-climbed back to the top spot with ‘Happy’. As a featured artist, Pharrell spent 4 weeks at Number 1 with ‘Get Lucky’ and 5 weeks at the top with ‘Blurred Lines’. This means that he has spent 11 of the last 38 weeks at Number 1.

Climbing 9 places to Number 5 is Ghanaian artist Fuse Odg with ‘Million Pound Girl’. This is his 3rd hit single and 1st top 10. Odg stands for ‘Off the Ground’.

A big chart climber at Number 15 is ‘Turn Back Time’ by Sub Focus whose real name is Nick Douwma. He is 31 and comes from Surrey, England. This single is his 5th top 30 song from his second Album ‘Torus’.

The highest new entry is at Number 18 with ‘Dare You’ from Dutch Artist Hardwell. His real name is Robbert Van Du Corput and he was born in Breda in the Netherlands. Another very famous person born in Breda was colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley’s manager.

The new entry at Number 35 is ‘Riptide’ from Vance Joy. He comes from Melbourne, Australia and his birth name is James Keogh. The song peaked at Number 7 in Australia last year.

Idina Menzel entered the Chart at Number 36 with ‘Let it go’ from the Disney animated film Frozen. The films soundtrack is top of the American Album chart this Week, but this is her first time in the UK singles chart. Menzel is an American Singer and Actress who has many theatrical credits to her name, including ‘Wicked’ and ‘Rent’.

The 4th and final new entry at Number 38 is from Hip Hop Rap veteran Busta Rhymes with ‘Thank You’. Rhymes had his first hit back in 1996 with ‘Woo Hah Got You all in Check’. This is his 18th Top 40 single.

Posted by: In: Other, Pop, Top 40 07 Jan 2014 Comments: 0

The first new top 40 singles chart of 2014 sees 3 new entries, one of which has charted at Number 1, another at 14 and the other at 18.

Pitbull, whose real name is Armando Perez, gets his second chart topper with ‘Timber’. His other Number 1 was ‘Give me Everything’ in 2011. He has also been at Number 1 as a featured artist on the Jennifer Lopez song ‘On the floor’ in 2010. There is a featured artist on ‘Timber’ and this is Kesha. a 26 year old Californian. Kesha has had one chart topper with ‘We r who we r’ in 2011. She has also had a previous Number 1 as featured artist on the song ‘Right round’ with Flo Rida as main artist in 2009.

The new entry at 14 is ‘Million pound girl (badder than bad)’ from Fuse Odg whose real name is Nana Abiona. He is 25 years old and originates from Ghana. This is his third chart entry. His other entries ‘Antenna’ and ‘Azonto’ reached Number 7 and Number 30 respectively last year.

The other new entry at 18 is from Matrix and Futurebound, ft Max Marshall. The song is called ‘Control’. Matrix, whose real name is James Quinn, is from London and specialises in drum and bass. Brendan Collins is the real name of Futurebound. This is their third chart single after ‘All I know’ was Number 29 in 2012 and ‘Magnetic eyes’ was Number 24, also 2012.

Over the next couple of weeks I would expect to see a lot of new music charting.