When Scouting for Girls Ruled Radio


2010 CHART REWIND. Time flies and exactly one year ago, English indie pop band Scouting for Girls ruled the radio in its native country with “This Ain’t a Love Song.” It was the first single off the sophomore album Everybody Wants to Be on TV, which was followed by another three – “Famous,” “Don’t Want to Leave You” and “Take a Chance.”

“This Ain’t a Love Song” made its initial debut on the singles chart in early April 2010. It topped both /the sales and radio airplay chart in the UK, charting across Europe and Australia/New Zealand. Their eponymous debut was released in 2007 and included  no less than seven singles. The biggest hit was “She’s So Lovely” which peaked at No.2.

A year ago, Scouting for Girls fended off competition from Cheryl Cole’s “Parachute” which climbed 3-2 on that week’s airplay chart. The group succeeded Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s “Telephone” as the UK No.1.

The group is yet to chart in Sweden.

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