CHART SPOTLIGHT. Cee Lo Green reaches a new peak on the Hot 100 with “F**k You (Forget You).” The track moves 7-2 as interest resurged following a recent performance at the Grammy Awards with Gwyneth Paltrow and The Muppets. WelcheMusic has previously covered Paltrow’s musical escapades in the movie Country Strong.
“F**k You (Forget You)” became a huge hit internationally in 2010, topping the charts in countries such as the UK and the Netherlands.
The hit even reverses its course on the UK singles chart this week, moving 19-14 in its 21st week. Coincidentally, the Glee Cast/Gwyneth Paltrow version bows at No.31 as well.
In Sweden, the track remains in the Top 40 having peaked at No.6 last October. The cut has been remixed by the likes of 50 Cent and Chiddy Bang.
Being quite offensive in its lyrics, radio was offered the clean version “Forget You” as well. In November, Gwyneth Paltrow performed a version of the track in a Glee episode, hence the Grammy performance. The magazine Time named it Song of the Year 2010.
“F**k You (Forget You)” is included on Cee Lo Green’s third studio album The Lady Killer as the lead single. In December last year, “It’s OK!” became the second single off the set. The track peaked at No.20 in the UK.
Cee Lo Green was one half of the musical collaboration Gnarls Barkley. They released the two albums St. Elsewhere (2006) and The Odd Couple (2008). WelcheMusic still remember their biggest hit to date – the debut hit “Crazy” – which topped the UK singles chart and peaked at No.2 on the Hot 100.
Finally, there are rumors about Cee Lo Green making a cover of “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” for the Russel Brand-and Helen Mirren-starring Arthur re-make.
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.
In times when Shakira, Rihanna and Robyn rule the charts it’s quite a surprise that the Swedish pop musician, record company manager and concert promoter Hans Edler manages to spend a second week atop the singles chart with a Ricky Nelson tribute. “Black Fender” was initially performed in December 2006 during his “Hans Edler Meets Ricky Nelson” tour. Due to public demand, the track was finally released as a single following the overwhelming response as a crowd pleaser.
Hans Edler made his breakthrough in the 1960s, but has been denied mainstream commercial success. Only two of his albums have made it to the charts, Jukebox Graffiti 2 spent one week at No.46 back in 1978 while Remember the Sixties made it all the way to No.8 in June 2009. This fall, Edler presents a rock gala tribute to Elvis Presley with old-time Swedish ‘60s artists such as Little Gerhard, Rock-Ragge and The Adventures.
Shakira remains at No.2 with “Waka Waka,” followed by Eminem/Rihanna and Robyn. Oskar Linnros rebounds 7-5 with “Från och med du,” while UK/US chart topper Bruno Mars finally cracks the top ten with “Just the Way You Are.” Cee Lo Green’s “F**k You!” is also new to the top ten, moving 12-10. The singer made his breakthrough as one half of the pop group Gnarls Barkley. Upon its release, their debut hit “Crazy.” Cee Lo Green is expected to top the UK singles chart this Sunday, based on mid-week sales and the track receives most airplay on UK radio.
Cloth brand Lindex use of Marina & The Diamonds’ “I Am Not a Robot” has propelled the track from 53-28-13-11. The Welsh singer-songwriter received her breakthrough on the BBC Sound of 2010, where promising new acts are highlighted. The track only made it to No.26 in her native UK, but has cracked the top ten in Norway.