Monday, August 10, 2009

The Irish Chart Featuring Amelle, Kanye, Akon, Nelly, Kelly & Various Other Popstars

I should really just publish the Irish Chart on shuffle each week. Black Eyed Peas are still number one with I Gotta Feeling. 4 weeks! Beyonce moves up to 7 with Sweet Dreams and David Guetta and Akon drag their poor demented Sexy Bitch into the top 5. Mr Hudson's Supernova swops seats with Beat Again by JLS. This week's UK number one Never Leave You by Tinchy Stryder featuring a Sugababe whose image is on Keisha's dartboard is the only new entry in the Top Ten at number two. The only two Irish artists in the Top 40 are The Sawdoctors who drop from last week's number 2 to number 11 with She Loves Me. U2 are at 38 with Magnificent.
Here's the Irish Top Ten singles chart from last Friday: 1(1): I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas 2(42): Never Leave You - Tinchy Stryder featuring Amelle 3(4): Supernova - Mr Hudson featuring Kanye West 4(3): Beat Again - JlS 5(10): Sexy Bitch - David Guetta featuring Akon 6(6) I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) - Pitbull 7(9): Sweet Dreams - Beyonce 8(5): Evacuate The Dancefloor - Cascada 9(8): Bulletproof - La Roux 10(7): When Love Takes Over - David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland
In the rest of the Top 40 there are only two other brand new songs. Muse chart at 27 with Uprising and Madonna's Celebration charts at 33. My friend Connell told me that the Irish Chart is actually released at midnight on Thursday night so that means that Celebration charted on just a few days sales. Singles are released usually on a Friday here and Celebration was released on the Monday. It will be interesting to see how much of a climb it has next week.
Other climbers in the Irish Chart included: * Remedy - Little Boots. Up 17 to 14. * 22 - Lily Allen. Up 13 to 21. * Beautiful - Enimem. Up 11 to 33 * Jump - Flo Rida featuring Nelly Furtado. New in the Top 40 at 34 or up 11 from 45.
Poker Face by Lady Gaga has been in the top 50 for 30 weeks now. Alas, nobody I know in Ireland will still admit to liking Lady Gaga. Release Me by Agnes is at 15. 11 weeks in the chart. I love that song!
I wasn't going to use the photo of Tinchy and Amelle as I thought his T-Shirt said Stab In The Hood. Hmmm I thought, Strike Curious Poses only does bad taste so far. But! On closer inspection it says STAR in The Hood.
Here they both are singing in a shopping centre in Bayswater, London for BBC sound. Somehow, I can't see Madonna or Rihanna doing the same venue. Maybe Mariah at the rate she's going these days. Amelle sounds good but the Cheese and Diary sign behind them takes from the whole 'experience' somewhat.

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