UK Top 100 Music chart summary & my views: w/e December 7th 2013

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Going straight in at No.1 in the UK Top 100 Music Chart summary is Calvin Harris & Alesso Feat. Hurts 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.

As such, Lily Allen‘s drippy Keane cover of Somewhere Only We Know drops to No.4.

The rest of the top 10 is made up with McFly‘s tedious Love Is On The Radio at No.6 and Breach Feat. Andreya Triana at No.9 with Everything You Never Had (We Had It All), which must be the dullest ‘dance track’ ever made.

Oh, and if you want a JLS update, Billion Lights drops from No.19 to No.70, while their album drops from No.6 to No.17. However, Boyzone fare slightly better, as their recent single, Love Will Save The Day, only drops from No.39 to No.46.

In light of the album releases, you can see One Direction on the Doctor Who Afterparty Live here:

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

  • 1 Calvin Harris & Alesso Feat. Hurts – Under Control
  • 6 McFly – Love Is On The Radio
  • 9 Breach Feat. Andreya Triana – Everything You Never Had (We Had It All)
  • 17 Afrojack Feat. Spree Wilson – The Spark
  • 19 One Direction – You & I
  • 21 One Direction – Don’t Forget Where You Belong
  • 25 (110 CH) Olly Murs – Hand On Heart
  • 26 (49 CH) Jason DerĂ¼lo – Trumpets
  • 35 (47 CH) Katy Perry – Unconditionally
  • 37 NE 01 Justin Bieber – Roller Coaster
  • 38 (48 CH) RY – X Berlin
  • 39 (69 CH) Rihanna – What Now
  • 40 (82 CH) Jessie J – Thunder
Lower entries outside the Top 40 include:
  • 48 One Direction – Strong
  • 49 One Direction – Midnight Memories
  • 58 One Direction – Diana
  • 59 Mary J. Blige Feat. Jessie J – Do You Hear What I Hear
In the album charts, One Direction go straight in 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(!) As such, Robbie Williams drops to No.3 with Swings Both Ways. The new entries come from:
  • 1 One Direction – Midnight Memories
  • 2 Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last
  • 6 Boyzone – BZ20
  • 9 Susan Boyle – Home For Christmas
  • 27 Dido – Greatest Hits
  • 28 Mary J. Blige – A Mary Christmas
  • 53 Wet Wet Wet – Step By Step: The Greatest Hits
  • 57 A Day To Remember – Common Courtesy
  • 62 The Poppy Girls – No Need To Say Goodbye
  • 63 Billie Joe & Norah – Foreverly
  • 80 Paul Carrack – Rain Or Shine
  • 82 Eagles – Selected Works 1972-1999
  • 90 Foster & Allen – Foster & Allen’s Christmas Gift
The new release dates for singles and albums can be found HERE and they go up to January 2014.

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