Snow Patrol’s Eyes Open Biggest Selling Album of 2006
Snow Patrol formed at the University of Dundee in 1994 and hails from Northern Ireland. They’re based in Glasgow these days. Final Straw (2003) was their debut with sales reaching more than 3 million copies worldwide. The follow-up set Eyes Open included ‘Chasing Cars’ which became a huge international hit single. Eyes Open was the biggest-selling British album of 2006.
I’ve blogged quite about their latest set Fallen Empires which includes brand new tracks. In addition to Optimus Alive, the group will embark on a tour in 2012 as well.
No video is available as yet, but the release of ‘In the End’ is indicated on Wikipedia.
Watching the latest episode of CSI: NY, I was introduced to ‘Never Let Me Go’ by Florence + The Machine. Played at the end of the episode ‘Means to An End’ (aired on CBS on 12/2), the track is included on the latest album Ceremonials, issued on Oct.28. To date, the album has spawned the singles ‘What the Water Gave Me,’ ‘Shake It Out’ while ‘No Light, No Light’ is set for an early January 2012 debut. So, one makes you wonder why ‘Never Let Me Go’ isn’t an obvious choice!
Jason Derulo storms straight into the top spot with “In My Head.” Former No.1, “Everybody Hurts” falls 1-9 which means that there are lots of changes on this week’s UK Top 40. Florence + The Machine remains at No.2 with “You Got the Dirtee Love” with Dizzee Rascal, while Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” moves 6-3. The second highest new entry comes from Ellie Goulding, whose “Starry Eyed” manages to reach No.4 in its first week. Sugababes is the third new entry in the top 10 with “Wear My Kiss” at No.7.
Lady Gaga’s The Fame returns to No.1 on the album chart in its 59th week. Last week’s chart topper, Glee Cast, is pushed back to No.2 . The chart welcomes new top ten entries from Marina and the Diamonds, The Courteneers and Johnny Cash.
Producing a hit does not take a long time these days. Only on Tuesday, Florence + the Machine performed a special version of the hit “You Got the Love” together with Dizee Rascal. The new version interpolates Dizee Rascal’s hit “Dirtee Cash” from September 2009, which peaked at No.10. That track is based on The Adventures of Stevie V’s “Dirty Cash (Money Talks)” from 1990.
Florence + the Machine has already peaked at No.5 on the UK singles chart with “You’ve Got the Love,” which was initally released in January 2009 and later re-issued last November. It remains on the singles chart in its 40th week and sists at No.12 this week. Florence + the Machine and Dizee Rascal reach a new peak as “You Got the Dirtee Love” enters at No.2.Florence + the Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over” is featured on the latest WelcheMusic compilation, which can be downloaded here.
The original version of “You Got the Love” was recorded by The Source back in 1986, featuring the vocals of Candi Staton. The track broke commercially in 1991, when it peaked at No.4. In 1997, the track revisited the charts peaking at No.3 as well as in 2006 when the track reached No.7. So, why did this track manage to keep on scoring time and time again? One of the reasons were its inclusion in the final moments of the Sex and the City series finale in 2004.
All in all, a BRIT Awards performance and the track has reached a new peak in its career. Surely, there’s a possibility that it will find its way to the absolute top one day?