#ChartTalk #Digilistan Congratulations to Robyn and Röyksopp who rise 4-1 on this week’s Swedish digital download chart Digilistan with ’Do It Again.’ It’s been four years since she managed to place her first No.1 on Digilistan. ‘Dancing on My Own’ is Robyn’s sole chart-topper out of 27 entries.
Last week’s No.1 The Common Linnets drops to No.21 with ‘Calm After the Storm.’ Last week’s runner-up – Conchita Wurst’s ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ – also drops like a stone, falling 2-19. It seems as if the Eurovision Song Contest finally’s fading off.
John Legend’s ‘All of Me,’ regains 5-2, followed by Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ at No.3. The talent show winner Jon Henrik Fjällgren’s ‘Daniel’s Joik’ is the highest new entry at No.5, while Robyn & Röyksopp place their second entry at No.7 with ‘Sayit.’
Exactly a year ago, last year’s Eurovision winner Emmelie De Forest’s ‘Only Teardrops’ topped the tally followed by Margaret Berger’s ‘I Feed You My Love,’ another ESC entry. Daft Punk feat. Pharrrell Williams was held the bronze position. The highest new entry then was Iida’s Life Will Kill You at No.7.
Digilistan 1/6 2014
Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again
John Legend – All of Me
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Coldplay – A Sky Full of Stars
Jon Henrik Fjällgren – Daniel’s Joik
David Guetta & Showtek feat. Vassy – Bad
Röyksopp & Robyn – Sayit
Mr. Probz – Waves (Robin Schultz Remix)
Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake – Love Never Felt So Good
Thanks to the excellent French music blog Pure Charts, I’ve discovered Charles-Baptiste’s cover of Daft Punk’s No.1 hit ‘Get Lucky.’ Dubbed ‘Sois heureux,’ Charles-Baptiste follows his previous EP ‘Premiers aveux’ which was released a year ago. Charles-Baptiste will perform at 3 Baudets in Paris on June 10th and on 15th and 17th June at Francofolies de Montréal.
Charles-Baptiste – Sois Heureux (French adaptation of Daft Punk’s Get Lucky)
Earlier this year, he put out a video to the track ‘Aussi cool que toi.’ Given the fact that ‘Get Lucky’ was released only this April, Charles-Baptiste has not rested on his laurels in adapting this song in French. The video to ‘Sois heuruex’ surfaced yesterday and has quickly been picked up in social media.
CHART SPOTLIGHT. It looks as if the dubstep duo Nero’s ‘Promises’ is set to knock Cheryl Lloyd’s ‘Swagger Jagger’ off the top tomorrow night. The Earmilk blog premiered the ‘Promises’ already in May. The duo consists of members Daniel Stephens and Joe Ray with guest vocalist Alana. Only a few weeks ago, DJ Fresh’s ‘Louder’ topped the singles chart, further strengthening the position of dubstep.Nero is expected to bow its debut set Welcome Reality later this year.
A prolific team, Nero’s first single came in 2008 with ‘This Way.’ Signed by fellow dubstep act Chase & Status on their label MTA Records.
Nero won the 2010 Beatport Awards for Best Dubstep Act and Best Dubstep Track for ‘Act Like You Know’ back in 2009. Famous for their remixes, New Yorker Magazine’s Sasha Frere-Jones listed the Nero remix of The Streets’s ‘Blinded by the Lights’ as one of the top songs of 2009. As producers, Nero has remixed the likes of La Roux, deadmau5, N*E*R*D and Daft Punk.
CHART REFLECTION.In 2008, France brought us Sebastien Tellier, who brought us one of the greatest ever Eurovision songs, “Divine.” Sung mostly in English, Divine sparked controversy in France among politicians. Tellier was eventually allowed to compete but only after a partial French rewrite.
“Divine” is a celebration of smooth 80s synths. Tellier gently yearns for better things as his backup singers keep the song’s engine purring away, helped along by a drum machine. It’s neo-retro, gentle, sincere and immediately likeable.
On the surface, Divine was perfect for Eurovision and the Eurovision betting suggested it should do well.
But Tellier is more than just a Eurovision contestant and “Divine” is more than just a Eurovision song. It’s also the centrepiece of Sexuality, Tellier’s internationally acclaimed 2008 album. Sexuality, a Gallic celebration of flirtatious love, was produced by Daft Punk but is a closer cousin to Justin Timberlake’s oeuvre. “Divine” is the highlight. The performance in the Eurovision final matched the song.