UK Singles Chart:
1. Scouting For Girls – This Ain’t A Love Song (new entry) – SONG OF THE WEEK!
Pop-punkers Scouting For Girls top a chart that’s in the greatest tradition of UK singles chart, being utterly unpredictable. Their first top ten single for several years, and first ever number one, This Ain’t A Love Song features a sappy video filmed at London City Airport, in which the band mark all the hellos and goodbyes that comes with international travel. More poignant than typical pop punk, then, and catchy as hell!
2. Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce – Telephone (last week – 1)
It’s frankly amazing that it’s only taken a couple of weeks to wrench this infectious piece of diva pop from the top of the charts, though we wouldn’t be the slightest bit surprised to see it back next week. Gaga and Beyonce do their thing, and we all stand up and listen. Get a fistful of Lady Gaga ringtones here.
3. Plan B – She Said (new entry)
Taken from Plan B’s startling second album, a conceptual work about a soul singer who ends up in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Radio One have got a taste for this one, with the song featuring heavily over the last few weeks and marking comfortably his biggest hit to date.
4. Delirious? – History Makers (new entry)
Now here’s a blast from the past! Delirious haven’t had a notable hit so far this century until today, and this is one of their biggest overall. The success is in part due to a facebook campaign to get the single into the charts for Easter, with the rockers infamous for their Christian leanings. You can grab old school Delirious ringtones here.
5. Tinie Tempah – Pass Out (last week – 2)
Tinie’s not a subtle man, and this is not his subtlest work. A track about ‘getting so out of it that you pass out’ is never going to be a hit with the parents, but it goes down a storm with the kids. It’s already the subject of numerous remixes, and has taken a mainly Grime-style theme, blending it with elements of drum and pass and hip hop.
UK Albums Chart:
1. Boyzone – Brother (last week – 1)
Twelve years away from the scene and no less popular for it, it seems. The Irish four-piece return with ‘Brother’, an unsurprisingly love-ballad heavy effort that includes the single ‘Gave It All Away’ a track that was – oddly enough – written by Queen-ish pop star Mika. The song is meant as a tribute to Stephen Gately, who died last year.
2. Lady Gaga – The Fame (last week – 2)
Gaga’s seminal debut album – we can safely talk of it in such high acclaim now – is still hanging in at the top end of the charts after an incredible 64 weeks, or – to put it another way – 14 and a half months. We’ve asked ourselves before how long it can last, the answer, apparently, is who knows. Get hold of Lady Gaga Ringtones here.
3. Justin Bieber – My World (last week – 3)
Bieber’s here to stay now, isn’t he! Give yourself a dose of fresh air before the Canadian starts to dominate our TV screens and billboards as much as he’s already pushing onto the UK album charts. We’re a little behind out American friends, but never too far… Grab your own taste of Justin Bieber ringtones here.
4. The Glee Cast – Glee The Music Season One Volume 2 (last week – 5)
Cover of Lionel Richie, John Lennon, Sting, Cyndi Lauper, Lily Allen, Kelly Clarkson and The Rolling Stones all performed by the cast of that ‘love it/hate it’ TV show. Not a patch on the originals, but hey, that’s an unfair comparison really…
5. Florence and the Machine – Lungs (last week – 9)
The irrepressible Florence is back once again with her incredible debut ‘Lungs’. We’re not in the habit of shoving albums down your throat, but if you don’t own this yet, well frankly you should. It’s an absolutely phenomenal piece of musical theatre, subtle and meaningful, and bringing a stunning new talent to the fore.