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Articles Tagged 'UK Pop Charts'

UK Chart Report: ‘Glee’ Cooties Threaten an Infestation

Oh Lord it’s happening all over again. We’ve been clear for weeks…months even. And now The Infestation is back, maybe worse than ever before. In retrospect, we should all have known it was coming. It’s our own lack of vigilance which is to blame. All it takes is for there to be a quiet week […]

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? Let's start two weeks ago, when Rihanna and Cheryl Cole had been battling for that all-important […]

UK Chart Roundup: Ladies Night vs Bonfire Night

Katy Perry Y'know that feature the music magazines like to do from time to time, when they get a bunch of female musicians together — often from very different disciplines, and with very, very different ways of approaching what they do — and make some spurious case about how there's a new wave of girl […]

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. So, to paraphrase Sesame Street, 2010 has been brought to you by the word “ayo”, the concept of enjoying female company in a club situation, and now the word “alouette”. Mark […]

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 electrified, and wearing asymmetrical beards and funny tramlines cut into their eyebrows. It 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 “Forget You” is enjoying a second week at the top. And he’s been joined by his old […]

TV Talent Show Contestants Let Loose on UK Pop Chart

Welcome aboard Fraser McAlpine to our roster of Anglophenia music contributors. He started writing about pop music for Top of the Pops Online, back when you had to know where the asterisk went in B*Witched, and before Billie Piper was an actress. He’s interviewed hundreds of pop stars since then – including all five Spice […]

Leona Lewis Scores Her Third UK No. 1

In record-breaking fashion, Leona Lewis got her third UK No. 1, “A Moment Like This” and “Bleeding Love” being the others. Lewis’ cover of Snow Patrol‘s “Run” (hear the original here) was the fastest-selling digital single in UK history. She cut Take That‘s reign at No. 1 to one week and seems to be holding […]

Gordon Ramsay: “I Want to Be the Culinary Simon Cowell!”

The Daily Telegraph‘s Andrew Pierce profiles Gordon Ramsay, who says, “I am not copying Simon Cowell but it is clever what he has done, how he has masterminded and reinvented pop. It is clever to be in a position to search for talents, expose them, and then sign them up. If he can do that […]

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