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Charts – 29 September 2023

Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2023 by Paul in Music

We’ve got some unexpected new entries in the singles chart this week.

1. Doja Cat – “Paint the Town Red”
29. Doja Cat – “Agora Hills”

Doja Cat gets a fourth week at number 1, but her album “Scarlet” is also out this week, and lands at number 5. That’s actually two places below her 2021 album “Planet Her”, but as we’ll see, it’s a busy week at the top end of the album chart. The somewhat less instant release week single “Agora Hills” also charts – her third track on the top 100 is the promotional single “Demons”, which only got to number 53 on release, and re-enters at 87 on the strength of the album.

20. Nines featuring GRM Daily – “Daily Duppy”

In other words, it’s an untitled freestyle for GRM Daily’s “Daily Duppy” series – quite why the channel gets an artist credit, I have no idea. This is a good one, though, and you can see why it stood out. It’s Nines’ sixth hit, and to be fair, he’s had two bigger hits than this with regular singles this year. Still, there’s tons of these “Daily Duppy” tracks and Nines is only the second to make the top 40 – the previous record was number 35 for Central Cee last year, and he’s a big name.

21. Tom Odell – “Black Friday”

Interesting. This is the third single from Odell’s upcoming sixth album. He hasn’t had a hit single, or even made the top 100, with a new release since 2016, when “Magnetised” got a week at number 40. But “Another Love” was reactivated from the back catalogue earlier this year and had a long run on the chart, which has clearly reminded a bunch of people that Tom Odell still exists. Given the budget for that video, I suspect the success of this track has come as a surprise.

28. Blink-182 – “One More Time”

Another surprise. Blink-182 had a number 31 hit last year with “Edging”, which was their first single in years with the classic line-up. I would not have bet on them getting a second hit from an album at this point in their career, let alone with a ballad. So far as the band are concerned, this is meant to be a double A-side with “More Than You Know”, but that’s not how the chart works in the streaming era.

31. Headie One x K-Trap x Clavish – “Triple Threat”
39. Headie One & K-Trap – “Park Chinois”

“Triple Threat” is the release week single from “Strength to Strength”, a mixtape by Headie One & K-Trap (but not Clavish) which enters the album chart at number 4. Which is one place higher than Doja Cat. Headie One had a number 1 album in 2020 but this is very high for one of his mixtape releases. K-Trap hasn’t previously got an album into the top 10, though he’s come close. “Park Chinois” has been out for two weeks, but only made number 50 in its first week.

34. Mitski – “My Love Mine All Mine”

Didn’t we do this video last week…? Oh yes, it’s the release week single from her album “The Land is Inhospitable and So Are We”, which was number 4 last week (and nowhere this week, but that’s normal for the album chart). Surprisingly, it climbs in its second week to give her a well deserved top 40 debut. None of her other singles have even made the top 100.

This week’s climbers:

  • “Strangers” by Kenya Grace climbs 3-2.
  • “Prada” by cässo x Raye x D-Block Europe climbs 4-3.
  • “Greedy” by Tate McRae climbs 8-5. She needs to get to number 3 to match her career peak.
  • “Water” by Tyla climbs 24-16.
  • “City Boys” by Burna Boy climbs 22-17.
  • “DNA (Loving You)” by Billy Gillies featuring Hannah Boleyn climbs 33-30.

The seven tracks leaving the top 40 are:

  • “The Weekend” by Stormzy & Raye, which peaked at 23 in its release week but hung around for nine weeks, mostly in the 20s.
  • “Cheat On Me” by Burna Boy feauring Dave, entering at 19 and lasting four weeks.
  • “Rave Out” by Turno x Skepsis x Charlotte Plank, with a single week at number 37.
  • “Calm Down” by Rema, which re-entered last week at 39.
  • “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus, which would have been on the chart since January if it hadn’t dropped to 41 for a single week in August.
  • “On My Love” by Zara Larsson & David Guetta, after a single week at number 38.
  • “Seven” by Jung Kook featuring Latto, which peaked at 3 and managed a very respectable ten weeks on the chart.

The longest running track on the top 40 is still “Dance the Night” by Dua Lipa, with 18 consecutive weeks, and currently sitting at number 24.

On the album chart:

1. Kylie Minogue – “Tension”

Not at all surprising – the previous two studio albums also went to number 1. The singles “Padam Padam” and “Tension” both charted.

We’ve already covered Headie One & K-Trap at 4 and Doja Cat at 5, so we move on to…

15. Bakar – “Halo”

His second album; the first got to 31. The single “Hell N Back” reached number 20 in March. It’s a week of unusual overlap between the singles and albums markets.

30. Teenage Fanclub – “Nothing Lasts Forever”

The previous two Teenage Fanclub albums reached 10 and 11, but we’ve reverted to what they were achieving before that. Frontman Norman Blake was already in his 20s when the band was formed in 1989, but even so, the name seemed less bizarre when they looked like this.

Bring on the comments

  1. Ryan T says:

    Mitski’s chart history is fascinating. I was looking at her US Billboard placements and they’re almost entirely inverse of what her top Spotify performers have been. All of her charting singles have been off her last two records, which I get the sense are less popular than Be The Cowboy, which was her breakout.

    Part of this is that her two biggest songs, Washing Machine Heart and Nobody were both viral hits, after the album release cycle and actually both peaked during the Laurel Hell release. But “The Only Heartbreaker” off that record, which as a fan seemed like just the single released late in the promo cycle, is the best performer before this one, which feels similar.

    This song does feel closer to marketable than the lead single “Bug Like an Angel” did but it felt like that one got the biggest push.

    That said, she’s the sort of rising cult artist where she’s announcing a tour next week and expect that unless she does arenas unexpectedly, she’ll sell a cross country tour out in minutes (she did last time). But also, she opened for a Harry Styles tour and there was competiting viral “who the hell is this and what is she doing” and “Harry Styles fans don’t know who Mitski is LOL” moments during it (esp bc she was doing a lot of, let’s say interpretative dancing in her live sets)

  2. Douglas says:

    Didn’t Jungkook’s “Seven” also leave the top 40 (and the chart) this week? It showed remarkable longevity for a BTS solo song (at 10 weeks in the top 40). And it’s likely to fare much better than the follow-up, “3D”, which was released on Friday and has received a much more negative reaction (mainly directed at a truly dire Jack Harlow feature).

  3. Paul says:

    So it did. I’ll fix that.

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