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Charts – 18 September 2020

Posted on Saturday, September 19, 2020 by Paul in Music

Very, very quiet…

1. Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”

Three weeks, though it was fairly close this time around. The top four is static, and there’s not much going on at the top end of the chart aside from a bunch of minor climbers. “Looking for Me” by Paul Woolford & Diplo featuring Kareen Lomax climbs 8-5. “Take You Dancing” by Jason Derulo climbs 11-9, giving him consecutive top ten hits for the first time since 2016. “Tick Tock” by Clean Bandit & Mabel featuring 24KGolden climbs 14-12.

14. S1mba featuring KSI – “Loose”

Follow-up to “Rover”, which reached number 3 in the spring. Feels like a record that would have been better suited as a summer party track, and September is a bit late for it, but we’ll see.

“Lemonade” by Internet Money featuring Don Toliver, Gunna & NAV climbs an impressive 36-16, which make it the biggest hit for all involved – not saying much for Toliver and NAV, but more significant for Gunna. “Giants” by Dermot Kennedy climbs 22-18. Nothing at all is happening in the 20s – though we do have the unusual statistical quirk of numbers 27 to 30 all being non-movers. “Hallucinate” by Dua Lipa continues its slow progress, climbing 33-31. And the only other new entry this week is…

39. Saweetie – “Tap In”

It’s her debut hit, and it’s lightweight but quite fun. The beat is basically sampled from the 2008 single “Blow the Whistle” by Too Short, which wasn’t a hit in this country – though they’ve punched it up a bit.

On the album chart…

1. Doves – “The Universal Want”

The first new Doves album in 11 years is their third number one, following 2002’s “The Last Broadcast” and 2005’s “Some Cities”. Doves are an unusual example of a band who had a previous incarnation with the same line-up but a completely different name and style, having reached number 3 on the singles chart in 1993 as a dance act under the name Sub Sub.

5. Everything Everything – “Re-Animator”

Everything Everything have released five albums, three of which have peaked at number five. They like the number five.

7. Marilyn Manson – “We Are Chaos”

Exactly the same position as his last album, three years ago. Marilyn Manson has been around for a quarter century now and has settled into a niche on the album charts. The single is, at least, aiming for something more than shock factor.

17. The Flaming Lips – “American Head”

That’s the highest position for a Flaming Lips album since “At War With the Mystics” back in 2006 – in fact, most of their albums since then have missed the top 40 altogether, with 2019’s “King’s Mouth” only reaching number 78. I’m not quite sure why this album has suddenly got them back into the chart.

31. Roachford – “Twice in a Lifetime”

The first solo album for Andrew Roachford since 2000, so number 31’s not so bad. He hasn’t been entirely inactive in that time – he joined Mike & The Mechanics in 2010, and they’ve had a couple of top ten albums over the last few years.

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