Tag Archives: Fraser McAlpine

UK Chart Report: The Rehabilitation of Chris Brown

Pray silence, Anglopheniacs, for a momentous pop event has occurred within the last seven days, and we should give it due reverence.

UK Chart Report: Jessie J Makes Good on Her Awards Promise

There are times when the entertainment world can be in such a hurry to honor something that they don’t even wait for the last brush strokes to be applied or the varnish to dry. The BBC’s Sound Of… poll, the Brit Awards ...

UK Chart Report: Chase & Status Rave It Up at No. 5

It’s a fairly well established fact that controversy sells records: partly because there’s something thrilling and illicit about hearing or seeing naughty stuff which the TV or radio won’t let you hear or see, and ...

UK Chart Report: Adele’s ‘Rolling In the Deep’ at No. 2

OK, no time to concoct a theory about this week’s chart, as it is all change in the Top 10, with five new entries arriving and booting everyone else down a few places. Were it not for the imperious presence of Bruno Mars at ...

UK Chart Roundup: ‘The X Factor’ Influence

This week's chart report takes the form of a lesson in TV and how to use it to promote your product. Some of the results are a little baffling at first glance, so do bear with me, won't you?

UK Chart Roundup: Ladies Night vs Bonfire Night

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UK Chart Roundup: Cheryl ‘Alouettes’ Her Way To UK No. 1

You know how it works with pop music: someone does something once, it’s an innovation. If someone else does it too, it’s a trend.

The UK Charts Welcome a New Breed of Boyband

Everyone knows that the age of the boyband is well and truly over, right? You couldn’t move for the blighters around here for a while, standing in a line and doing those funny synchronized kicky dance steps like the floor was ...

The UK Pop Chart…Now with Duck Sauce

This week, the UK’s charts are being dominated by an aggressive man with a shiny head and a prominent grill for the second week running. No, not Darth Vader, he’s wheezier, I mean Cee-Lo Green, whose sweary chart-topper ...

Gnarls Barkley’s Cee-Lo Turns the Air Blue, Tops the UK Singles Chart

Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much of an event release your song may seem to be, it’ll still get steamrollered by something bigger that has managed to catch everyone’s attention.