Precision Tunes will have to make place for the original. Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa are set to bow atop the UK singles chart tomorrow with ‘Payphone.’ According to Alan Jones, Music Week, Maroon 5 made it to No.2 in 2007 with ‘Makes Me Wonder.’ They also peaked at No.2 last year with ‘Moves Like Jagger’ (feat. Christina Aguilera). ‘Payphone’ would become their first chart-topper in the UK.
According to Music Week, Maroon 5 were ahead of StooShe’s ‘Black Heart’ in terms of mid-week sales and on Friday they had passed sales of 100,000 copies. I’ve already covered Precision Tunes’ cover of ‘Payphone’ which rocketed 83-9 last Sunday with sales of 34,492 copies.
Music Week also covers this in its last issue. As pre-release cover versions of Maroon 5 and Carly Rae Jepsen songs swarm the UK, this is a reminder of the downside of not having a industry-wide On Air/On Sale initiative meaning that fans should be able to purchase the single from the moment radio plays it.