Dance with Me Tonight Unexpected UK No.1

Olly Murs
Olly Murs

Being the runner-up of X-Factor and losing the final to Joe McElderry, it seems as if Olly Murs was the successful one. Returning to No.1 with ‘Dance with Me Tonight,’ Murs has successfully placed two tracks off his latest album In Case You Didn’t Know atop of the UK singles chart.

‘Dance with Me Tonight’ is co-written by Murs, Claude Kelly (of Britney Spears, Whitney Houston and Kelly Clarkson fame) and Steve Robson (who co-wrote Take That’s ‘Shine’).

Borrowing the style and coolness of ‘60s funk-pop, ‘Dance with Me Tonight’ doesn’t fit into the 2011 template of a typical hit. Quite a feat to knock the X Factor Finalists 2011 off the top, while fending off competition from Lloyd, Rihanna and Flo Rida.

And what happened to Joe McElderry? Following his No.1 hit with ‘The Climb,’ he managed to follow-up the success with a cover of Norwegian Donkeyboy’s ‘Ambitions.’ Joe McElderry’s rendition of Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ is yet to chart despite yuletide.

On a final note, I’ve re-visited an old blog post. Last November, Olly Murs struggled with his career and fell out with his brother. Times change!

Listen to ‘Dance with Me Tonight’ via Spotify!

The Wanted Takes Gold Forever to the Top 3

CHART SPOTLIGHT. 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 song was performed live on the Red Nose Day 2011 event on March 18 and is The Wanted’s fourth single to date. WelcheMusic covered the group’s breakthrough in August last year with the No.1 single “All Time Low.”


Partly Irish, the group has faired much better in the UK. “Gold Forever” enters the Irish singles chart at No.17 this week.


Cher Re-Unites with Diane Warren in Burlesque Flick

Scheduled for premiere on Nov.24, Cher and Christina Aguilera headlines the upcoming movie Burlesque. Cher plays the proprietor of a burlesque lounge, where Christina Aguilera is hired as a cocktail waitress. Expect a lot of music in this flick, last week saw the release of Aguilera’s “Express” single to US radio.  “Express” is written and produced by Claude Kelly and Tricky Stewart. The track was promoted to US radio last week. This is the first track to promote Aguilera since “You Lost Me,” this July.  The single was the third and final release off the Bionic set.

The upcoming soundtrack also features the power ballad “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me.” It is written by Diane Warren – one of the most prolific writers in history. Cher has recorded classic Warren tracks such as “If I Could Turn Back Time” and “Save Up All Your Tears.” Cher hasn’t issued a single since 2003 when she recorded a duet with Rod Stewart called “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.”  The song was included on Stewart’s As Time Goes By album and peaked at No.17 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart.

  • Listen to “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” via SoundCloud.
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