#ChartFact #House Yes, you’re absolutely right – it is Toni Braxton’s 1996 song ‘You’re Makin’ Me High’ that you constantly hear on the radio. And, yes – it’s the same singer who brought you Duke Damont’s ‘I Got You.’ Introducing Kelli-Leigh, the vocalist on SecondCity’s UK No.1 ‘I Wanna Feel.’
Kelli-Leigh is a songer/songwriter who introduced her first EP back in November 2011. As a session singer, she has provided backing vocals for Adele’s ’21’ tour as well as working with Leona Lewis.
Back to SecondCity, the Anglo-American DJ Rowan Harrington was born in Chicago back in 1987. In an interview with OfficialCharts.com, he says “I can’t believe my single, ‘I Wanna Feel,’ has gone to Number 1.” To date, ‘I Wanna Feel’ has sold more than 82,000 copies to take the No.1 spot.
Toni Braxton’s ‘You’re Makin’ Me High’ was originally issued at the end of May 1996. The track was written by Babyface and Bryce Wilson who also produced the single. It was the lead single off Braxton’s sophomore album Secrets, peaking at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It reached No.7 in the UK, which means that Kelli-Leigh bested Braxton’s original peak.
‘You’re Makin’ Me High’ was released as a double-A side single featuring the soundtrack cut ‘Let It Flow’ off the movie Waiting to Exhale. ‘You’re Makin’ Me High’ was followed by ‘Un-Break My Heart’ in October that year.
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Official Singles Chart UK 7/6
- SecondCity – I Wanna Feel
- Sam Smith – Stay With Me
- Klingande – Jubel
- Mr. Probz – Waves (Robin Schultz Remix)
- Rita Ora – I Will Never Let You Down
- John Legend – All Of Me
- Fuse ODG ft Sean Paul – Dangerous Love
- Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
- Ellie Goulding – Beating Heart
- Calvin Harris – Summer
2010 CHART REWIND. Exactly one year has passed since Tinie Tempah vaulted into the top of the UK singles chart with “Pass Out.” The British rapper included singer Labrinth on his debut hit, who also joined him on the follow-up track “Frisky.”
According to Music Week, then 21-year-old Londoner Patrick Okogwu was the first Parlophone recording act to open their career with a number one debut since 1999, when film director Baz Luhrmann’s “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” debuted atop of the singles chart.
Tinie Tempah’s pan-European breakthrough came with the Eric Turner collaboration “Written in the Stars.” That track also topped the UK singles chart last year. In addition, Tinie Tempah also joined Swedish House Mafia on “Miami 2 Ibiza” last year.
Tinie Tempah is currently charting with the Ellie Goulding collaboration “Wonderman,” the fifth single off his debut album Disc-Overy. This week, the Goulding collaboration reaches a new peak at No.12.
WelcheMusic notes that in Sweden, Tinie Tempah peaked at No.10 with both “Miami 2 Ibiza” and “Written in the Stars.”
CHART SPOTLIGHT. The British rock band You Me At Six reached new heights as the new single “Rescue Me” bows at No.21 on the singles tally tonight. The group comes from Surrey and was formed in 2005. The five-piece group got its breakthrough in 2007 when they were nominated in the Best British Newcomer category at the Kerrang! Awards. They lost to Gallows.
“Rescue Me” is the first single to be taken off You Me At Six’ third studio album, yet to be titled. It features Chiddy on vocals, one of the two members of the alternative hip hop band Chiddy Bang.
On Last.FM, “Underdog” is still the most popular track during the last week, ahead of “Stay with Me.” You Me At Six has previously recorded covers of Ellie Goulding’s “Starry Eyed” as well as Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.”
According to the music blog Good Music All Day, the song debuted on BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show in early January. A version where the two verses from Chiddy were omitted circulated ahead of the radio release. WelcheMusic will keep you posted on forthcoming news about the group
Née Elisabeth Maurus in Rock Island (Ill.) in 1982, singer-songwriter Lissie has built a huge worldwide fan base. Her current single “Everywhere I Go” is lifted off her album Catching a Tiger and includes her live performance of the classic “Stairway to Heaven” from the BBC2 Radio Sessions. Lissie has also recorded a cover of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.”
Described on her web-site as “A straight-talking Midwestern girl, all flaxen hair and big blue eyes, and this girl is smart and gutsy and tough, with a big old voice to match it: Laurel Canyon prettiness stewed in campfire and bourbon,” next year might just be Lissie’s!
Already, she’s been embraced by British music critics (including Q, The Sun, The Sunday Times) but Lissie has still not got the major breakthrough as Eliza Doolittle and Ellie Goulding. Catching a Tiger did manage to reach No.12 on the UK album chart, also appearing on the Billboard Top Heatseekers and Folk Albums charts. This is her first album on a major label, but did release an eponymous album in 2007 and Catching a Tiger was preceded by the EP Why You Runnin’ (Nov.09).
Her biggest market is, lo and behold, Norway. Her debut set peaked at No.9 earlier this year, Norwegian music critics hail the album and “When I’m Alone” made it all the way to No.2 on the singles chart. VG gave it the highest mark saying “with a slack slap both Sheryl Crow and Stevie Nicks especially from its heyday in the voice Lissie playing through an impressive variety of songs, from ballads through intense clean retropop beads to more life-affirming rockers with the sun in the hippie hair.” Aftenposten compares Lissie to Amy Winehouse and Duffy, given it 5/6.
“When I’m Alone,” “In Sleep” and “Everywhere I Go” are the most popular tracks via last.FM.