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CHARTSANALYSIS WEEK 3 C


CHARTBOUND


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


SINGLES n BY ALAN JONES


lean Bandit’s last single fell short of the Top 40, but new release Rather


l CLEAN BANDIT FEAT. JESS GLYNNE Rather Be (Atlantic) l THE VAMPS Wild Heart (EMI) l NEON JUNGLE Braveheart (RCA) l SAINT RAYMOND Young Blood (National Anthem) l KEANE Somewhere Only We Know (Island) l KAISER CHIEFS I Predict A Riot (B-Unique/Polydor) l IDINA MENZEL & KRISTEN BELL For The First Time In Forever (Walt Disney) l RUDIMENTAL FEAT. JOHN NEWMAN AND ALEX CLARE Not Giving In (Asylum) l BEYONCE Halo (Columbia) l DAPPY No Regrets (AATW/Island) l GUNS N’ ROSES Sweet Child O’ Mine (Geffen) l KANYE WEST FEAT. JAMIE FOXX Gold Digger (Mercury)


UK ARTIST ALBUMS CHART


l WARPAINT Warpaint (Rough Trade) l SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR Wanderlust (EBGB’s) l MOGWAI Rave Tapes (Rock Action) l MIKE & THE MECHANICS The Singles – 1986-2014 (Virgin) l MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER Songs From The Movie (Concord) l THE BEATLES THE U.S. ALBUMS (Apple Corps) l BLITZ KIDS The Good Youth (Red Bull) l BETH NIELSEN CHAPMAN Uncovered (BNC) l DAMIEN JURADO Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son Secretly (Canadian) l VAMPIRE WEEKEND Modern Vampires Of The City (XL) l LUCINDA WILLIAMS Lucinda Williams (Thirty Tigers)


Be has topped the Radio One most-played list and been a massive pre-release club smash, hence its expected arrival atop Tuesday’s midweek sales flashes, with sales in excess of 77,000. It seems certain to be No.1 this weekend, ahead of The Vamps new hit Wild Heart, with Pharrell Williams’ Happy likely to be contesting third place on the list with another new arrival, Neon Jungle’s Braveheart. Racking up its highest weekly


sale yet - 117,643 copies - Happy was No.1 for the second week in a row, and third time in all on Sunday, while raising its career sales to 563,844. Without a No.1 hit to his name a year ago, Williams has now spent 12 weeks at the summit: he was previously No.1 for four weeks with Daft Punk assist Get Lucky last April/May and for five weeks with Robin Thicke and T.I. collaboration Blurred Lines last June/July, and has now spent longer at No.1 in the 211 weeks that have thus far made up the


ALBUMS n BY ALAN JONES


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he Boss was back in charge of the chart last weekend - but his reign is


likely to be a short one, as Ellie Goulding’s Halcyon had re- established itself at the summit by the time Tuesday’s midweek sales flashes were announced. Providing his fourth straight


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


Source: Official Charts Company


No.1 album, High Hopes is Bruce Springsteen’s 18th studio album and differs from the rest in that it comprises out-takes and new versions of his old material, and a trio of covers - even the title track is a re-tread of a 1996 release. That’s the kind of formula which usually results in lower sales than normal for an artist, and sure enough High Hopes’ first week tally of 48,620 sales was 34.65% below the 74,401 copies his last album, Wrecking Ball, sold when debuting at No.1 in March 2012. Nevertheless, it raised


Springsteen’s tally of No.1s to an impressive 10. The only male solo artists to have more are Elvis Presley, who had 11, three of


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Ellie Goulding: Halcyon MIDWEEK NO.1


them posthumously, and Robbie Williams, who notched his 11th when Swings Both Ways topped the chart in November. Springsteen’s arrival ended


the two week reign of Halcyon, which dipped back to No.2 (24,831 sales). The fifth hit from the album, the Waterboys’ cover How Long Will I Love You, extended its stay in the Top 10 to nine weeks, drifting 6-7 (24,030 sales). Already benefitting from heavy discounting and


Goulding’s three Brits nominations, the album should soon see another boost from new single, Goodness Gracious, which has an official release date of February 24, but is likely to chart much sooner, with its video attracting more than 4 million views since being serviced to TV and YouTube on January 5. Beyonce’s eponymous album


extended its stay in the top five to six weeks, falling 2-3 (17,474 sales), while first hit Drunk In


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Sub Focus’ ninth Top 75 hit,


Turn Back Time tied the peak of his previous biggest hit, Endorphins (feat. Alex Clare), jumping 15-10 (18,590 sales). Avicii’s Hey Brother and Jason


DeRulo’s Trumpets continued at No.3 (38,664 sales) and No.4 (36,369 sales) respectively, having now held those positions for four straight weeks. Fuse ODG’s Million Pound


Clean Bandit: Rather Be MIDWEEK NO.1


2010s than any other act. Timber remained at No.2 but


fell further behind, selling a further 73,638 copies for Pitbull feat. Ke$ha. The track was originally supposed to feature Rihanna alongside Pitbull but she pulled out in order to record Can’t Forget To Remember You with Shakira. Said track debuted at No.11


(18,395 sales) to become Shakira’s highest debut since 2002. It is her 12th Top 75 entry. For Rihanna - who also co-wrote


the track - it is the 45th Top 75 hit. It would have made the Top 10 were it not for her Eminem collaboration The Monster, which dips 8-9 (19,236 sales) on its 12th straight week in the Top 10. 18 year old Elyar ‘Ellie’ Fox


has built up a sizeable following from supporting Union J on tour, and from a plethora of acoustic covers he has put on YouTube. His first single, Do It All Over Again, was the week’s top newcomer, debuting at No.5 (29,084 sales).


Girl (Badder Than Bad) dipped 5-6 (28,945 sales), while Matrix & Futurebound’s Control slipped 7-8 (21,243 sales). There were new peaks within


the Top 40 for Thank You (37- 13, 14,673 sales) by Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip and Kanye West, Vance Joy’s Riptide (35-18, 13,683 sales), Chase & Status’ Alive (feat. Jacob Banks, 25-21, 12,134 sales), Kid Ink’s Show Me (feat. Chris Brown, 32-23, 11,003 sales) and Idina Menzel’s Let It Go (36-31, 10,027 sales). Into the Top 40 for the first


time, Lover Not A Fighter (42- 27, 10,320 sales) is the third hit from Tinie Tempah’s second album Demonstration. Overall singles sales were


down 1.76% week-on-week at 3,081,204 - 10.14% below same week 2013 sales of 3,428,791.


Love drifted 10-12 (17,477 sales) and first single XO - a subtle distinction - improved 45-37 (8,437 sales). Elsewhere in the Top 10:


Bastille’s Bad Blood climbed 5-4 (11,431 sales), Gary Barlow’s Since I Saw You Last dipped 3-5 (10,892 sales), Avicii’s True rose 7-6 (9.729 sales), John Newman’s Tribute ebbed 4-7 (9,382 sales), London Grammar’s If You Wait improved 10-8 (8,757 sales), Robbie Williams’ Swings Both Ways fell 6-9 (7,753 sales) and Rudimental’s Home faded 8-10 (7,509 sales). Those are new lows for Barlow and Williams albums, on their eighth and ninth week in the Top 10, respectively. Bastille’s album climbed for fifth straight week, and is at a 44 week high. Avicii’s album improved its chart position for the ninth straight week, reaching a 16 week high. London Grammar’s album improved its chart position for the eighth week in a row, reaching a 15 week high. Overall album sales were down


3.34% week-on-week at 1,500,796 - 13.98% below same week 2013 sales of 1,744,748.


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