Chart Update: Where’s all the promotion? #2

So, this is this week’s second instalment for the Chart Update: Where all the promotion?, so so because there has been a distainct lack of promotion from the majority of this week’s new releases. There’ll be no mini-reviews this week, as they can be found in my earlier post here. This is just an update of what’s shaping up in the UK Singles Chart and UK Albums Chart. Enjoy…

> Alexandra Burke still leads in the midweeks. If she tops the charts for a second week running, it’ll be the first single to last more than one week at #1 since Katy’s ‘California Gurls’, which was released over three months ago.

> The nearest competition for Alexandra comes from Taio Cruz, who has jumped up to #2, whilst Katy has slipped to #3.

> McFly’s ‘Party Girl’ has fallen to the edge of the Top 10, whilst Alesha’s ‘Drummer Boy’ has fallen four, to the edge of the Top 20.

> Shontelle is set to début at #11 this Sunday with the stunning ‘Impossible’.

> This is not Robyn’s week, as her latest single ‘Hang With Me’ isn’t set to make an impact on the Top 100, and her latest album, ‘Body Talk Pt. 2’ has slipped 18 places from Teusday, to #28.

> The Kings Of Leon’s ‘Radioactive’ looks likely to follow suit with Robyn’s Hang With Me’ and completely miss the Top 100.

> Example, Maroon 5, and Iyaz have all jumped quite large distance up the chart, even though they haven’t made that great an impact, considering their commercial appeal.. This Sunday, we can expect to see ‘Last Ones Standing’ at #30, ‘Misery’ at #31, and ‘So Big’ at #38.

Over at the Albums Chart…

> The Script are still holding onto #1 with sophomore album ‘Science & Faith’ (pictured), closely followed by Linkin Park and their fourth album ‘A Thousand Suns’.

> The xx remain close on their heels with their eponymous début album, followed by Katy Perry and ‘Teenage Dream’, and then HURTS with their début album, ‘Happiness’.

> Following the use of the album track ‘Teeth’ in an episode of Hollyoaks, plus the announcement of her lastest album title, Lady GaGa’s ‘The Fame Monster’ has catapulted itself back up the downloads chart, meaning on the Official Chart, it should expect to return to the Top 5. This will be it’s 35th non-consecutive week in the Top 6 of the UK Albums Charts, and it’s 39th week in the UK Top 10.

S’all lookin’ good. More updates to follow.

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  1. Gerard McGarry

    Funny that Robyn’s underperforming. I got sent her new album by a PR. I’ve only listened to it a couple of times, but it’s actually quite good.

    As for Kings Of Leon, I must check out their new single. I didn’t explore their last album beyond the singles, but I loved Because Of The Times. I’m looking forward to hearing their new material.

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