UK Top 100 Music chart summary & my views: w/e November 2nd 2013

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Going straight in the UK Top 100 Music chart at No.1 is Lorde with Royals and it’s a heavily-produced song for this 16-year-old singer from New Zealed and… it’s okay, but No.1? Really? Someone’s hype machine has been working overtime.

As such, OneRepublic drop to No.3 with Counting Stars, and it sounds like Coldplay on a day when they can’t be arsed to put the effort in.

There’s not much better at No.2 with James Arthur singing You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You. Cover version time already? He’s run out of ideas…

Far better than anything new in the charts is one of this week’s new releases: Erasure with their cover version of the sacred Christmas carol Gaudete, the best known version of it being from Steeleye Span who took it to No.14 in 1973.

Erasure’s new version is simply awesome! And great to see something new done with the track as opposed to a straight-forward cover version, although I do hope they’ve done a traditional version too, as in this case, that would be quite a treat.

You can see the Erasure video here:

Meanwhile, there are new entries in the Top 40 for:

  • 2 James Arthur – You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You
  • 5 Showtek feat. We Are Loud and Sonny Wilson – Booyah
  • 8 Union J – Beautiful Life
  • 22 Eminem – Survival
  • 28 Justin Bieber – Hold Tight
  • 31 Icona – Pop All Night
  • 33 Reconnected – Time Of Our Lives
  • 35 Sean Paul – Turn It Up
Lower entries outside the Top 40 include:
  • 41 Tyga and Justin Bieber – Wait For A Minute
  • 43 Dizzee Rascal feat. Teddy Sky – Love This Town
  • 44 Sway feat. KSI, Tigger Da Author and Tubes – No Sleep
  • 45 Taylor Swift – Sweeter Than Fiction
  • 53 Little Nikki – Little Nikki Says
  • 60 Katy Perry – Unconditionally
  • 62 Ms. Dynamite and Shy FX – Cloud 9
  • 71 Andy Jordan – Whole Lot Of Water
  • 72 Diplo and GTA – Boy Oh Boy
  • 78 Lorde – Tennis Court
  • 80 Katy Perry – Walking On Air
  • 81 Jake Bugg – Slumville Sunrise
  • 97 Alonzo Holt feat. James Arthur – Wrecking Ball
In the album charts, Katy Perry goes straight in at No.1 with PRISM.The new entries come from:
  • 1 Katy Perry – PRISM
  • 2 James Blunt – Moon Landing
  • 5 Andrea Bocelli – Love In Portofino
  • 7 Andrea Begley – The Message
  • 25 Earth, Wind & Fire – Now, Then & Forever
  • 33 Poliça – Shulamith
  • 58 Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited: Live At Hammersmith
  • 59 AFI – Burials
  • 68 Steven Wilson – Drive Home
  • 73 Def Leppard – Viva! Hysteria: Live At The Joint, Las Vegas
The new release dates for singles and albums can be found HERE and they go up to December 2013.

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