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Charts – 14 February 2020

Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2020 by Paul in Music

Lots going on, but most of it is at the bottom end of the singles chart.

1. The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

Two weeks. The top 5 is static. Further down, “Roses” by Saint Jhn climbs 21-8, and “Physical” by Dua Lipa climbs 12-11 (though previous single “Don’t Start Now” is spending its 14th week in the top 5). “You Should Be Sad” by Halsey climbs 17-12.

14. Justin Bieber featuring Quavo – “Intentions”

The second single from his upcoming album lands just below previous single “Yummy”, which has somehow managed to spend four straight weeks at number 13. This track is better, although also a touch blander. The video is from the “rich celebrity makes charitable donations” genre, which doesn’t have very much to do with the song.

Now for some climbers: “Lonely” by Joel Corry climbs 30-16. “What a Man Gotta Do” by the Jonas Brothers climbs 31-22. “Better Off Without You” by Becky Hill featuring Shift K3y climbs 36-24. “Say So” by Doja Cat climbs 35-25.

27. Dermot Kennedy – “Power Over Me”

A second lease of life for this track, which came out back in 2018, but hasn’t previously made the UK singles chart (it did make number 11 in Ireland). From a UK standpoint, it serves as the follow-up to “Outnumbered”, which reached number 6 last year.

29. The Pussycat Dolls – “React”

The Pussycat Dolls first single in 11 years, and their videos haven’t got any subtler. As a recording act, the Pussycat Dolls were always basically a vehicle for Nicole Scherzinger, but she hasn’t released a record since 2014 either. Presumably the calculation is that a Pussycat Dolls comeback is likely to be more noticeable.

31. Tobi & Manny featuring Janelle – “Destined for Greatness”

Another YouTuber trying to cross over to music. It’s better than you’d expect but nothing to go out of your way to hear.

32. M24 featuring Tion Wayne – “London”

More UK rap. M24 gets his debut hit; Tion Wayne was on a couple of top ten hits last year.

34. Khalid & Disclosure – “Know Your Worth”

No video for this, and it’s a really busy week so I’ll just link it. Khalid and Disclosure had a top ten hit together last year with “Talk”.

36. Anne-Marie – “Birthday”

Anne-Marie was a guest singer on a couple of tracks last year, but it’s been a couple of years since she charted on her own. This starts off quite interesting and then rather disappoints with the chorus.

37. YNW Melly – “Suicidal”

This guy got to number 20 about a year ago with “Murder on my Mind”. He’s currently in jail awaiting trial, hence the animated video.

38. Mustard featuring Roddy Ricch – “Ballin'”

Something of a spillover from Ricch’s current main single “The Box”, currently at number 2. Mustard is the same guy who used to be credited as DJ Mustard; his only previous hit was as one of a horde of guests on’s “Feelin’ Myself”, which got to number 2 in 2014.

On the albums chart…

.1 Green Day – “Father of All Mother—-ers”

The official censored version of the title is actually “Father of All…”, but that doesn’t really make sense, does it? This is Green Day’s fourth number 1 album, and another example of my frequent point about how the declining albums market has tended to leave legacy artists higher up the chart than you’d expect. Of their other number ones, only 2004’s “American Idiot” really comes from their heyday; the others were 2009’s “21st Century Breakdown” (which couldn’t get a single above number 21) and 2016’s “Revolution Radio”.

8. Oh Wonder – “No One Else Can Wear Your Crown”

That matches the peak of their previous album “Ultralife” – which, er, dropped straight out of the top 100 the following week. The single’s worth a play.

14. Those Damn Crows – “Point of No Return”

They’re a Welsh rock band, and this is their first appearance on the album chart. The video is extremely generic.

18. Bryan Ferry – “Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1974”

Exactly what it says – a previously unreleased live album.

20. La Roux – “Supervision”

La Roux started as a duo, but it’s been a pseudonym for Elly Jackson since 2014. Both previous albums made the top 10, but a six year gap has evidently shed fans. I’d have given the track above a remix before releasing it as a single, because it takes forever to get going, but it’s great when it gets there.

22. Pop Smoke – “Meet the Woo 2”

He’s a New York rapper, and this is his first appearance on the album chart, with what’s officially his second mixtape. He’s a charmer, this one.

30. Cadillac Three – “Country Fuzz”

Southern country rock, naturally. The previous album got to 16, but this is back to business as usual.

39. Seth Lakeman – “A Pilgrim’s Tale”

Finally, a bit of folk. Seth Lakeman had a top 10 album back in 2008, but he seems to have settled back down to the bottom end of the albums top 40.

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