CHART SPOTLIGHT. Remember June 6th. Not since it’s the Sweden’s National Day, but the return of Depeche Mode. Remixes 2: 81-11 features a brand new remix of the group’s 1989 hit “Personal Jesus.” The multi-talented Norwegian Stargate album safely takes “Personal Jesus” to another level and it’s amazing that these are the same guys who produced Ne-Yo’s “So Sick” and Rihanna’s “What’s My Name?”
Throughout the years, the track has been covered by both Johnny Cash and Marilyn Manson. Dubbed as “Personal Jesus ’11,” this will be the first single off the remix album. Other contributors includes Eric Prydz (“Never Let Me Down Again”), Röyksopp (“Puppets”) and Jacques Lu Cont (“A Pain That I’m Used To”).
Lady Gaga’s debut album turns 70 weeks on the Billboard 200, still remaining strong at No.5. Sade’s Soldier of Love, however,has a firm grip of the Billboard 200 top spot, adding a third week. Still, no new single has been announced apart from the title track.
Country music group Lady Antebellum remains at No.2 with Need You Now for a third week. The set has so far yielded two hit singles, the title track which peaked at No.3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “American Honey” which has peaked at No.65.
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.