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Charts – 2 August 2019

Posted on Saturday, August 3, 2019 by Paul in Music

How thoughtful!  I am busy, and this can be short!

1.  Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Senorita” 

Three weeks in total.  There’s not much more to say about that, and… um, pretty much nothing going on in the singles top 40.  As in, no new entries.  At all.  None.  So, climbers, then: “Ladbroke Grove” by AJ Tracey reaches a new peak of 4.  “3 Nights” by Dominic Fike reaches the top 10, climbing to 8.  “Higher Love” by Kygo & Whitney Houston climbs 15-10, which puts Kygo back in the top 10 for the first time in two years, and the late Whitney Houston for the first time since 2009.

“How Do You Sleep” by Sam Smith climbs 12-11, and “Sorry” by Joel Corry climbs 38-21 – apparently they’ve been hammering it on Love Island.  “Ransom” by Lil Tecca climbs 40-23, and “Ritual” by Tiesto, Jonas Blue & Rita Ora moves 28-26.  “Hate Me” by Ellie Goulding & Juice Wrld is 36-33, and “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo moves 39-34.  And that’s it.  That’s the singles chart.

On the album chart, Ed Sheeran’s “No 6 Collaborations Project” has a third week at number one, and our highest new entry is…

3.  The Kaiser Chiefs – “Duck”

They may have drifted off your radar, but this is their seventh studio album in a fourteen year chart career, all of which have made the top 10.

7.  NF – “The Search”

Oh, this guy.  This is the rapper who started off on a Christian label and managed the rare trick of escaping to the mainstream.  He had a top ten hit in 2017 with “Let You Down”, but this is the first we’ve heard of him since.  Boy, he’s not kidding when he says he’s influenced by Eminem.

11.  Dualers – “Palm Trees and 80 Degrees”

The Dualers are a London ska band who’ve been around forever, but their mostly self-released albums haven’t charted before.  They did place a couple of singles in the mid-20s way back in 2004-5.

15.  Of Monsters & Men – “Fever Dream”

Icelandic indie band best known for their 2012 hit “Little Talks”, though all their albums since then have placed at about this level.

16.  Burna Boy – “African Giant”

Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer on his fourth album, but now getting more of an international push from Warner Music.  He guested on a recent Dave single, which was his first chart appearance in the UK.

And finally, in this very underwhelming week…

17.  Chance The Rapper – “The Big Day”

Thanks to the wonder of mixtapes, this is technically Chance the Rapper’s debut album, even though he’s been active since 2012.  It’s also his first appearance on the album chart.  Chance’s name helpfully distinguishes him from the country band that folded in 1988, the record label that folded in 1954, or the girl from Fallen Angels.  (Why has nobody used her again…?)

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