UK Top 100 Music chart summary & my views: w/e November 30th 2013

MU301113Climbing to No.1, from No.2 in the UK Top 100 Music Chart, is Lily Allen‘s drippy Keane cover of Somewhere Only We Know at No.2, that’s also being used in the John Lewis advert.

As such, Martin Garrix drops to No.6 with Animals. This has got to be the most bland ‘dance’ track I have ever heard. Why the hell is this No.1?! Is this what passes for entertainment these days?

The rest of the top 10 is made up with Bastille, who take two fast-paced dance tracks – Snap‘s Rhythm is a Dancer and Corona‘s Rhythm of the Night – and mix them into a slow, drudge and dull piece of tedium mixed with a video that looks like an American homicide drama. why? Fuck knows.

Thn there’s tax-dodger Gary Barlow at No.3 and another Lily Allen track at 9, Hard Out Here.

JLS prove no-one cares about their split as their single goes in at No.19 (same with their final album at No.6), while Boyzone proves that even less people care about their 20th Anniversary as their new single stalls at No.39.

You can see Bastille here:

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

  • 2 Bastile – Of The Night
  • 3 Gary Barlow – Let Me Go
  • 9 Lily Allen – Hard Out Here
  • 19 JLS – Billion Lights
  • 27 (80 RE) Avicii – Hey Brother
  • 30 Justin Bieber Feat. R. Kelly – PYD
  • 31 (42 RE) Awolnation – Sail
  • 38 (41 RE) Eminem – Berzerk
  • 39 Boyzone – Love Will Save The Day
Lower entries outside the Top 40 include:
  • 62 Kate Williams & Paul Hart – Christmas Lullaby
  • 65 Luminites – Do Something
  • 74 T-Pain Feat. B.o.B – Up Down (Do This All Day)
  • 82 Jessie J – Thunder
  • 92 Ariana Grande – Last Christmas
  • 100 Robbie Williams Feat. Olly Murs – I Wan’na Be Like You
In the album charts, Robbie Williams takes the crown of having the 1000th No.1 album with Swings Both Ways, knocking Lady Gaga down to No.9 with Artpop. The new entries come from:
  • 1 Robbie Williams – Swings Both Ways
  • 3 Jake Bugg – Shangri La
  • 6 JLS – Goodbye: The Greatest Hits
  • 23 Gareth Malone – Voices
  • 38 Gabrielle – Now And Always: 20 Years Of Dreaming
  • 42 Daughtry – Baptized
  • 44 Five Finger Death Punch – The Wrong Side Of Heaven/The Righteous Side Of Hell Vol. 2
  • 65 Rush – Clockwork Angels Tour
  • 84 The Waterboys – Fisherman’s Box
The new release dates for singles and albums can be found HERE and they go up to January 2014.