CHART SPOTLIGHT. As previously reported, Westlife will split up. Headlining Westlife’s ‘Greatest Hits’ album in November as one of the new tracks, ‘Lighthouse’ is written by Gary Barlow and John Shanks. The track will become the group’s final single before disbanding. Barlow/Shanks also wrote Take That’s hit ‘Patience’ and it’s described as a typical Westlife ballad.
It has already been sent to radio for airplay, and #westlifelighthouse became a trending topic on Twitter after it was played on LincsFM with Eddie Shaw. John Shanks has produced all new tracks on the ‘Greatest Hits’ album.
The single will finally be released on August 28 and is expected to bow on the UK singles chart next Sunday. ‘You Need Me’ was actually included on an extended play which was released digitally back in 2009. The new version is a re-recording of the track featuring a much heavier beat.
The video is directed by Emile Nava and features the 17 year old Matthew Morgan. A remix featuring Wretch 32 and Devlin will be available as well as remixes made by Loadster and Gemini.
Featured on Lewi White’s Debut Single
This summer, Ed Sheeran has also been featured on the ‘Young Guns’ single featuring Yasmin, Griminal and Devlin. The hip hop/rap track peaked at No.86 on the UK singles tally, while peaking at No.10 on the indie list. ‘Young Guns’ was the debut single by Lewi White, a British producer.
Via Gogo announced yesterday that Ed Sheeran is among the acts doing a cover of Massive Attack’s ‘Teardrop.’ Others includes Gary Barlow, Tulisa Constavlos, Tinchy Stryder, Wretch 32, Chipmunk and Ms Dynamite. The single is set for a November release.
Cee Lo Green’s “F**k You” tops the chart again this Sunday as Radio 1 counts down the official UK singles tally. He is trailed by Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” the former No.1 which moves 4-2 this week. The highest new entry samples “Gotta Go Home” – Boney M’s 1979 hit. Titled “Barbra Streisand,” the novelty act Duck Sauce gets its breakthrough hit. Duck Sauce consists of DJ’s Armand van Helden and A-Trak. The American DJ Van Helden is nothing short of a giant on the dance scene, his biggest commercial hit to date is “U Don’t Even Know Me” from 1999. Swedish DJ collective Swedish House Mafia manages to climb 5-4 with “Miami 2 Ibiza,” surpassing Tinie Tempah’s “Written in the Stars” which falls 3-5. This means that Tempah holds both the No.4 and 5 positions as he’s featured on “Ibiza.”
It has taken Joe McElderry a good ten months to follow-up “The Climb,” a UK No.1 from January this year. He returns to the chart with a track originally released by the Norwegian pop group Donkeyboy. He bows at No.6 with his cover version, mind you that his debut hit was a Miley Cyrus cover. The track bows at No.4 on the Irish chart.
Robbie Williams & Gary Barlow takes a 2-7 drop with “Shame,” while Mike Posner’s “Cooler than Me” breaks into the top ten, leapfrogging 22-9. Usher & Pitbull returns to the top ten as well with “DJ Got Us Falling in Love.” Despite being most played song on UK radio before being released as a single, Michael Bublé bows at No.17. Robbie Williams vaults into the pole position on the album chart with In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010, knocking Tinie Tempah’s Disc-Overy from the top spot. He lands at No.2, just ahead of Cliff Richard who is back with Bold as Brass, featuring classical standards.
Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams made peace after a ten year grudge. Just the thought of them doing something musically ever again renders a No.1 hit to say the least, but the new hit “Shame” enters at No.2. It turns out that they were unable to match ex-Gnarls Barkley singer Cee Lo Green whose “F**k You” replaces Tinie Tempah’s “Written in the Stars” atop the UK singles chart.
Not even the hype around Take That’s comeback and comeback single “The Flood” managed to beat the interest of Green’s. Swedish House Mafia returns to the top ten with the second hit “Miami 2 Ibiza.” The track features Tinie Tempah on guest vocals, which means that the artist has two entries on this week’s top five. A hugely successful week as his album Disc-overy manages to bow atop the album chart.
Kings of Leon also makes a welcome return to the charts with “Radioactive” at No.7.