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CHARTSANALYSIS WEEK 38 S


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Based on midweek sales, the following releases are expected to debut in or around the Official Charts Company Top 75 singles and artist albums charts this Sunday.


UK SINGLES CHART  PALOMA FAITH Never Tear Us Apart RCA  DJ FRESH FEAT. RAVAUGHN The Feeling Ministry of Sound


 JASON MRAZ I Won’t Give Up Atlantic  ADELE I Can’t Make You Love Me XL  JOHN DENVER Annie’s Song RCA  CHRISTINA PERRI Jar Of Hearts Atlantic  LANA DEL REY Blue Velvet Polydor  BIG HITS 2012 Tea And Toast Big Hits 2012  GEORGE MICHAEL I Can’t Make You Love Me Epic


 U2 With Or Without You Mercury  POKE & ALEX ROSS Nick Clegg Says I’m Sorry The Poke


 KELLY CLARKSON Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) RCA


 BIG HITS 2012 Last Night (Beer Fear) Big Hits 2012


 LABRINTH FEAT. TINIE TEMPAH Earthquake Syco


 MAVERICK SABRE I Need Mercury  ETTA JAMES At Last MCA


UK ALBUMS CHART  MUMFORD & SONS Babel G.O.T. Road/Island  GREEN DAY Uno Reprise  JONATHAN & CHARLOTTE Together Syco  DEADMAU5 Album Title Goes Here Mau5trap/Parlophone


 LUCY ROSE Like I Used To Columbia  NO DOUBT Push And Shove Interscope


SINGLES  BY ALAN JONES


outh Korean rapper Psy’s Gangnam Style has become a global sensation,


and is set to cement its British success by topping the singles chart this Sunday. Tuesday’s midweek sales flashes show sales of the track accelerating 284.30% week-on-week, enough for it to open up a 17.24% lead over nearest challenger Hall Of Fame by The Script feat. will.i.am. Gangnam Style increased sales


for the ninth week in a row last week, surging 445.48% week-on- week to rocket 37-3 (48,848 sales). while ranking at No.1 on iTunes in 33 of 57 countries in which Apple sells music. As impressive as a 34-place


jump to three is, there have been 12 bigger Top 200 jumps to that position in the 21st century, with the 188-3 leap of Baby by Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris in 2010, topping the list. After a strong start in which


he threatened to unseat the incumbent, Example had to settle for his second No.2 single last Sunday, with his latest solo effort, Say Nothing debuting as runner-


ALBUMS  BY ALAN JONES


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 DEACON BLUE The Hipsters Edsel  MAGNUM On the 13th Day Steamhammer  STEVE HARRIS British Lion EMI  SEX PISTOLS Never Mind The Bollocks UMC  DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Epicloud Inside Out  JOE BONAMASSA Beacon Theatre – Live From New York Provogue


 FRIGHTENED RABBIT State Hospital Atlantic  GARY MOORE Blues For Jimi Eagle  PAUL CARRACK Good Feeling Carrack UK  BEACH BOYS Fifty Big Ones – Greatest Hits Capitol


 LIANNE LA HAVAS Is Your Love Big Enough Warner Bros


 ZZ TOP La Futura Vertigo  JOHN HIATT Mystic Pinball New West  REM Document I.R.S.  JOHN FRUSCIANTE PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone Record Collection


 LINKIN PARK Living Things Warner Bros


The new Official Charts Company UK sales charts and Nielsen airplay charts are available from every Sunday evening at musicweek.com.


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he Killers slaughtered their opponents to maintain their 100%


record atop the album chart, with Battle Born dashing to the summit last Sunday while achieving the third highest artist album sale of the year: 93,989 - but Mumford & Sons are in line for an even bigger debut atop the chart this weekend, with their second album, Babel. Dashing to sales of more than 64,000 by close of business on Monday night, Babel is certain to eclipse the year’s previous best weekly sales tally of 116,745 set by Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die in February. With Green Day’s new album


Uno set to debut at two, Battle Born is likely to slip to three but became the Killers’ fourth No.1 studio set from as many releases last weekend. Pink topped the chart for the


very first time with her last studio album, Funhouse, in 2008 - but her sixth studio set, The Truth About Love, trailed The Killers from the outset, although it did


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Psy: Gangnam Style MIDWEEK NO.1


two in March) and I’m Coming (Tarzan Part 2), which flatlined at No.35 in July. Lingerie shop owner and The


Only Way is Essex star Jessica Wright’s single Dance All Night debuted at 36 (8,975 sales), nine months after she and the rest of the TOWIE cast reached 33 with a version of Wham!’s Last Christmas. 2011 X Factor winners Little


Mix’s Wings resumed its decline after hovering at four last week, falling to seven (32,166 sales), while Amelia Lily, who finished third in the competition, saw her debut single You Bring Me Joy fall 2-8 (31,559 sales). Conor Maynard’s debut


up (50,572 sales) to match the August peak of We’ll Be Coming Back, his collaboration with Calvin Harris. The track that Say Nothing


tried and failed to dethrone is Hall Of Fame, which enjoyed a second week at No.1 for The Script feat. will.i.am with sales down 8.80% at 63,980 - the lowest sale for a No.1 since Florence + The Machine’s Spectrum (Say My Name) topped with 20 fewer sales nine weeks earlier.


In N-Dubz news, Dappy’s


latest single, Good Intentions, debuted at 12 (25,578 sales), while cousin and former bandmate Tulisa’s Live It Up (feat. Tyga) fell 11-24 (13,592 sales). Good Intentions, incidentally, is the fourth single from Dappy’s debut solo album Bad Intentions, which is set for release next month, and also contains his solo hit No Regrets which reached No.1 a year ago this week, the Brian May collaboration Rockstar (number


album Contrast yielded its third Top 20 single, as Turn Around (feat. Ne-Yo) dashed 38-18 (17,007 sales). The album itself made a modest 95-84 improvement (1,594 sales). Meanwhile Ne-Yo’s own current single, Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself ) ebbed 3-4 (39,424 sales). Overall singles sales were


down 3.25% week-on-week at 3,177,250 - 4.14% above same- week 2011 sales of 3,051,079.


Maybe spent four weeks at No.1, and follow-up Good Time - a collaboration with Owl City - recently reached number five, to provide enough impetus for Carly Rae Jepsen to debut at nine (9,449 sales) with her first UK album, Kiss. A protege of Justin Bieber – she is signed to his label – Jepsen is joined by Bieber on the track Beautiful, which debuts at 68 (3,567 sales) on the singles chart. New York indie favourites


Mumford & Sons: Babel MIDWEEK NO.1


sell a chunky 79,531 copies to debut at No.2. In what has been an attritional year - the previous 37 chart weeks have produced an average No.2 sale of just 27,789 copies (as opposed to a same stage average of 54,740 in 2004, the peak year for album sales) - The Truth About Love actually achieved the highest sale for the position in 2012, beating the 61,927 copies that Emeli Sandé’s Our Version Of Events sold as runner-up 30 weeks ago. Already the UK’s ninth


biggest selling album, Michael Jackson’s seminal 1987 album Bad re-entered the chart at six (11,475 sales) on Sunday following the release of a special 25th anniversary edition, that adds remixes, live tracks, foreign language versions and other rarities. Bad reached No.9 in the wake of Jackson’s death in 2009, and last made the Top 75 in the final week of that year. A 25th anniversary version of Thriller reached three in 2008. Introductory hit Call Me


Grizzly Bear roared to 17 (6,462 sales) with fourth album Shields. Their 2004 debut Horn Of Plenty and 2006 follow-up Yellow House failed to chart but third album Veckatimest reached No.24 in 2009 (54,180 sales). Bon Jovi mainstay Richie


Sambora’s third solo album, Aftermath Of The Lowdown, debuted at 35 (3,151 sales) this week, more than 14 years after predecessor Undiscovered Soul reached 24, and over 21 years after debut solo set Stranger In This Town got to No.20. Overall album sales were up


5.04% week-on-week at 1,521,888 - 6.70% below same- week 2011 sales of 1,631,111.


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