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Charts – 3 August 2018

Posted on Saturday, August 4, 2018 by Paul in Music

Um… well, there’s some stuff happening lower down the album chart…

1.  Drake – “In My Feelings”

Three weeks – and look, it has a video now!  A video which is eight minutes long, more than twice the length of the song.  So you know it’s important.  The album “Scorpion” is still at 3, and the other two singles are at 13 and 28.  This heads up a static top three and a moribund top ten, except for…

4.  DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo and Chance The Rapper – “No Brainer”

Not quite the only new entry this week, but it’s getting there.  Well, at least it’s a high one.  DJ Khaled reunites the guests from his 2017 number one “I’m The One”, minus Lil Wayne, who must have had something on.  Precisely what DJ Khaled actually does on his records has always been a little ambiguous, but he seems to be primarily a “producer” in the impresario sense, rather than the DJ sense.  Also, he shouts “DJ Khaled”, and you really can’t do that unless you are DJ Khaled.  It would just sound odd.  On this song, he also says “Put ’em high”.  The track itself is above average 2018 radio pop, but not much more than that.

So… told you it was a quiet week.  For our next new entry, we drop all the way from 4 to…

38.   Stay Flee Get Lizzy featuring Fredo, Young T & Bugsey – “Ay Caramba”

And here’s one for the “So It’s Come To This” file: a song credited to a clothing brand, with the actual artists listed under “featuring”.  Seriously?  It’s actually a Toddla T production, and as a piece of music it’s really pretty good.  The video is generic bikini stuff, which seems odd if the purpose of the exercise is to sell clothes.

This week’s climbers:

  • “Taste” by Tyga featuring Offset climbs 15-11.
  • “Only You” by Cheat Codes & Little Mix climbs 16-14.
  • “Ring Ring” by Jax Jones featuring Mabel & Rich The Kid edges up another place to 16.
  • “Fefe” by 6ix9nine featuring Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz leaps from 35 to 17, probably on the Nicki Minaj connection.  That’s our highest climber, though not by much.
  • “Body” by Loud Luxury featuring Brando climbs 26-19.
  • “Eastside” by Benny Blanco featuring Halsey & Khalid climbs 40-23, just slightly smaller than the “Fefe” climb.
  • “High Hopes” by Panic at the Disco climbs 37-34.
  • “Panic Room” by Au/ra & Camelphat climbs 38-35.
  • “079Me” by B Young climbs 39-37.

Over on the album chart, “Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again”‘s soundtrack is still at number 1, atop a stationary top five.

8.  Halestorm – “Vicious”

They’re from Pennsylvania and this is their fourth album.  It’s the second to make the top 10; “Into the Wild Life” reached number 10.  It’s had decent reviews.

13.  Catherine McGrath – “Talk of this Town”

Country music from Northern Ireland.  Warner Brothers are clearly serious about her, as they’ve brought out the usual range of radio-pop country collaborators here.  The single above (which actually came out ten months ago) certainly has some obvious crossover appeal.

14.  Daughtry – “Cage to Rattle”

This is odd.  Daughtry is the band of Chris Daughtry, who was on American Idol back in 2006.  Their debut album managed a week at number 13 back in 2007, and a single called “What About Now” reached number 11 in 2009, but that’s been it for them until now – three further albums missed the top 10.  Mind you, they’ve been away for five years, so this is something of a relaunch project.

15.  All Saints – “Testament”

Yes, it’s an original All Saints studio album.  They reformed after a decade for 2016’s “Red Flag”, which reached number 3, and which I’d completely forgotten about.  Number 15 is perfectly respectable for a veteran act like them, and the single above really is rather good (particularly once it gets to the middle eight).

20.  Underworld & Iggy Pop – “Teatime Dub Encounters”

Officially an EP, but it ticks the boxes to qualify for the artist album chart.  In fact, Underworld’s 2016 album “Barbara Barbara We Face A Shining Future” reached number 10 – but maybe that was an exception.  Yet who wouldn’t want an album of Iggy Pop doing monologues over Underworld instrumentals?  The single above is definitely worth a play.

40.  Kyle Falconer – “Kyle Falconer”

A solo album from the lead singer of the View.  There’s an Underworld & Iggy Pop track above, did I mention that?

Bring on the comments

  1. Joe S. Walker says:

    I used to wonder how a grown man could go round calling himself “Tinie Tempah”. Now I’m wondering how a grown man can call himself “Toddla T”.

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