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Mar 25

Charts – 22 March 2015

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Paul in Music

Another rather quiet week sees Sam Smith hang on uneventfully.  I know, I’m really building this one up, aren’t I?  Perhaps the most interesting announcement this week is the official confirmation that the chart is shifting to Fridays, where Radio 1 will grudgingly accommodate it in a reduced two hour slot.  To be honest, that’s probably for the good of the chart show, as three hours of statistically-determined play listing is a bit much for most people.  (Even I don’t actually listen to it live.)

38.  MNEK – “The Rhythm”

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Mar 16

Charts – 15 March 2015

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2015 by Paul in Music

A week where pretty much all the new releases under perform, except for one…

35.  Calvin Harris featuring HAIM – “Pray To God”

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Mar 9

Charts – 8 March 2015

Posted on Monday, March 9, 2015 by Paul in Music

In a moment, we return to our regularly scheduled turnover of number one singles.  Which is good, because the rest of the chart is pretty quiet.

33.  Imagine Dragons – “Demons”

Originally a number 13 hit a year ago – it’s back because it was covered on The Voice UK.

18.  Kanye West featuring Allan Kingdom, Theophilus London & Paul McCartney – “All Day”

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Mar 4

Charts – 1 March 2015

Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by Paul in Music

This is the annual chart that follows on the Brit Awards, hence a bunch of odd re-entries.  The awards themselves seem to have some short-term sales effect, and the primetime TV coverage is always good for shifting a few downloads to people who aren’t regular audience members.  Without the Brits this would be another rather quiet chart.

40.  Ed Sheeran – “Don’t”
38.  Ed Sheeran – “Sing”
35.  Ed Sheeran – “Bloodstream”
12.  Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

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Feb 24

Charts – 22 February 2015

Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by Paul in Music

I did think about doing a post for WWE Fast Lane but, well, the undercard is hardly a source of inspiration to anyone, is it?  So let’s do the charts instead.  This would have been an almost completely dead week were it not for a couple of late new entries.

37.  Florence + The Machine – “What Kind Of Man”

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Feb 19

Charts – 15 February 2015

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015 by Paul in Music

Alright, then.  We’ll get back to a reviewing schedule at the weekend, when we’ll start catching up on Wolverines vol 1, the final X-Force arc, All-New‘s trip to the Ultimate Universe, and Uncanny‘s curious decision to whack the reset button only a handful of months away from the universe-wide whacking of the reset button.

But in the meantime, let’s run through this week’s chart while it’s still vaguely topical.

27.  Imagine Dragons – “I Bet My Life”

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Feb 11

Charts – 8 February 2015

Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by Paul in Music

So, yeah, still no time to write any reviews this week.  Wolverines vol 1 is next in the queue.  But let’s get the chart post done, since it’s another short one (and largely written already).  So much for last week’s burst of new releases…

39.  Kodaline – “Honest”

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Feb 5

Charts – 1 February 2015

Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2015 by Paul in Music

We have crossed the desert of January!  Behold, new releases!

33.  The Weeknd – “Earned It”

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Jan 29

Charts – 25 January 2015

Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Paul in Music

Our run of exceedingly dull charts finally comes to an end… next week.  This week, though, there’s virtually nothing happening at all.  Not on the singles chart, at any rate – the album release schedules are at least back in business.

2.  Meghan Trainor – “Lips Are Movin”

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Jan 19

Charts – 18 January 2015

Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015 by Paul in Music

Since the UK music industry believes firmly in (a) promoting everything for weeks before release, and (b) not promoting anything new in the run-up to Christmas, the dead period meanders on…

28.  Echosmith – “Cool Kids”

Climbing 11 places, in one of the few notable movements in the lower half of the charts.  Otherwise, it’s most just stuff that’s been out for ages, still swilling around waiting to be displaced.

16.  Avicii – “The Nights”

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