As previously reported, The Wanted was set to bow on this week’s UK singles chart. Singing the official Comic Relief song, “Gold Forever” vaults into No.3. The dance-pop song is written by the prolific song-writers Steve Mac, Wayne Hector and Claude Kelly.
The Wanted’s ‘Glad You Came’ takes a giant leap from 23 to 5 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100, the highest peak ever for a UK boy band thanks to the recent Glee performance. I first wrote about The Wanted in the blog post Boy Bands Return with a Vengeance as the UK Welcomes The Wanted in August 2010. Back then, I was convinced that master producer Steve Mac would succeed in putting yet another boy band on the map. I also wrote about ‘Glad You Came’ upon its release last July.
Aggro Santos debuts at No.8 with “Like U Like,” which features Girls Aloud vocalist Kimberly Walsh. On a previous single, Santos collaborated with ex-Pussycat Dolls member Kimberly Wyatt.
September tops the Swedish singles tally with a cover of Petter’s Mikrofonkåt.