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Charts – 1 June 2018

Posted on Saturday, June 2, 2018 by Paul in Music

Not much happening, to be honest, but hey, we’ve got a format to keep up…

1.  Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”

Seven weeks, so it’s now clearly Calvin Harris’s longest-running number one, outlasting the six weeks of Rihanna’s “We Found Love” back in 2011.  And that was a “featuring” credit, anyway.

20.  George Ezra – “Shotgun”

This is actually a re-entry – it spent a week at number 35 when the album came out in April – but it’s a single now.  It has a video and everything.  Officially it’s a lyric video, but I have no idea why, because it would be a perfectly normal looking video if you just took the captions off.  I think I compared this to Maroon 5 when it first charted, didn’t I?  Ezra always feels to me like a weirdly distant presence in videos, and this is no exception.  But he’s doing well with this album – the lead single “Paradise” peaked at number 2, and it’s still in the top ten.

29.  A$AP Rocky featuring Skepta – “Praise The Lord (Da Shine)”

A$AP Rocky’s only previous appearance on the singles top 40 was in 2015, when he guested on a Selena Gomez single (“Good For You”).  Then again, it’s not as if Skepta has regular hit singles either, so maybe it’s just a case of two different audiences.  Or maybe it’s just that this has a fantastic hook.

The parent album “Testing” enters at 11, only marginally lower than its predecessor.

37.  Drake – “I’m Upset”

The second single from Drake’s upcoming album “Scorpion”.  The reviews have not been especially positive – it’s exactly as whiny as the title might lead you to expect, and not his best work.

39.  Dappy featuring Ay Em – “Oh My”

It’s the bloke with the hat from N-Dubz!  We haven’t seen him since “Beautiful Me” reached number 19 in 2015; a single last autumn missed the top 40.  This is going for the fashionable afro style.  It can’t help but come across as a stab at continued relevancy, but that aside, it’s not so bad.

This week’s climbers:

  • “2002” by Anne-Marie moves 4-3, overtaking “Friends” to become her second biggest hit (after her guest credit on Clean Bandit’s number one “Rockabye”)
  • “I’ll Be There” by Jess Glynne moves 6-5.
  • “Better Now” by Post Malone moves 10-9.
  • “Solo” by Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato climbs 12-10.  So Clean Bandit continue an uninterrupted string of top ten hits dating back to 2014.  This has an official video now.
  • “Familiar” by Liam Payne & J Balvin climbs 21-15.
  • “Bad Vibe” by M O, Lotto Boyzz & Mr Eazi climbs 20-18.  This record has taken twelve weeks to climb nine places.
  • “If You’re Over Me” by Years & Years climbs 24-23.
  • “First Time” by M-22 featuring Medina climbs 26-24.
  • “Back To You” by Selena Gomez climbs 29-27.
  • “Leave a Light On” by Tom Walker climbs 35-31.
  • “Family Tree” by Ramz climbs 40-36.

On the album chart, The Greatest Showman soundtrack spends a seventeenth week at number one, and continues to outsell everything listed below.  For a change, all the new entries on the albums chart are clustered at the top.

2.  Snow Patrol – “Wildness”

It’s been seven years since the last Snow Patrol album, but they maintain their perfect record of making the top three, going back to 2004.

Number 3 is “Shawn Mendes” by Shawn Mendes.  That matches the peak of his previous album “Illuminate”.  The single “In My Blood” made number 10 in April.

4.  Biffy Clyro – “MTV Unplugged – Live at Roundhouse”

Biffy Clyro albums have been consistently placing in the top 10 for a decade now (well, aside from 2014’s B-sides compliation), but number 4 for a live album is still doing pretty well.  Let’s go with “Many of Horror”, the one that got used as an X Factor winner’s single under the name “When We Collide”.

7.  CHVRCHES – “Love Is Dead”

The third album maintains a perfect record for reaching the top 10.  CHVRCHES only ever had one very minor hit single (“The Mother We Share”, which made number 38 in 2013), which is clearly ridiculous.  The video above reminds me of Orbital’s “Saint” video – the version that didn’t get much TV play.

13.  Pusha T – “Daytona”

First time he’s appeared in the album chart, though he did guest on a Pixie Lott single, “What Do You Take Me For”, which made number 10 back in 2011.  Feuding with Drake will raise your profile, I guess.  (The video above features strobing, by the way.)

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