UK Top 100 Music chart summary & my views: w/e December 14th 2013

MU141213Climbing back up to No.1 in the UK Top 100 Music Chart is Lily Allen‘s drippy Keane cover of Somewhere Only We Know.

As such, Calvin Harris & Alesso Feat. Hurts swap places and drop to No.4 with Under Control, and you’ve heard it all before. Its only real saving grace is that Hurts are a band which should be heard more often.

There are no new entries in the Top 10 this week, the highest being Rebecca Ferguson at No.15 with I Hope.

Oh, and if you want a JLS update, Billion Lights has now dropped out of the Top 100, while their album drops from No.17 to No.35. However, Boyzone fare slightly better, as their recent single, Love Will Save The Day, only drops from No.46 to No.86.

Several Xmas songs have re-entered the charts, and one of these is The Pogues’ Fairytale of New York, featuring Kirsty McColl:

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

  • 14 (47 RE) Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You
  • 15 Rebecca Ferguson – I Hope
  • 16 (53 RE) The Pogues Feat. Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale Of New York
  • 19 James Arthur – Recovery
  • 20 All About She – Higher (Free)
  • 30 (71 CH) Pharrell Williams – Happy
  • 33 (82 RE) Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
  • 34 Leona Lewis – One More Sleep
  • 37 (92 RE) Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
  • 39 Justin Bieber – Change Me
Lower entries outside the Top 40 include:
  • 46 You Me At Six – Fresh Start Fever
  • 48 (116 CH) Chase & Status Feat. Jacob Banks – Alive
  • 79 Kelly Clarkson – Underneath The Tree
  • 82 U2 – Ordinary Love
  • 92 The Killers Feat. Dawes – Christmas In L.A.
  • 96 Special AKA – Nelson Mandela
  • 99 John Newman – Losing Sleep
In the album charts, One Direction stay at No.1 with Midnight Memories: Ultimate Edition… no doubt ‘Ultimate’ until they re-release it next year with a bonus CD of more music and an additional DVD of live concert footage(!) The new entries come from:
  • 5 Il Divo – A Musical Affair
  • 6 Rebecca Ferguson – Freedom
  • 24 Richard & Adam – The Christmas Album
  • 25 Leona Lewis – Christmas With Love
  • 34 Britney Spears – Britney Jean
  • 36 Muse – Live At Rome Olympic Stadium
  • 42 Simply Red – Song Book 1985-2010
  • 65 Kelly Clarkson – Wrapped In Red
  • 73 Jack Topping – Wonderful World
  • 81 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Live From KCRW
The new release dates for singles and albums can be found HERE and they go up to January 2014.

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