CHART SPOTLIGHT. The two teenage heart throbs might fend off that they’re going head to head in the Melodifestivalen final, but the sales chart says otherwise. Eric Saade’s “Popular” vaults into No.1 on the singles tally, while Danny Saucedo’s “In the Club” leapfrogs 29-2 in its second week. According to the Swedish news daily Aftonbladet, Saade says that Sara Varga is a fierce competitor in Saturday’s final.
Saade’s entry from last year – “Manboy” – topped the chart for three weeks, spending a total 32 weeks on the chart. Danny Saucedo has topped the singles tally no less than thrice with “Tokyo” (2007), “Play It for the Girls” (2007) and “Radio” (2008). Prior to “In the Club,” his latest hit was the 2009 hit “All on You” which peaked at No.17.
The Swedish singles tally include no less than four entries in the top ten. Loreen failed to qualify to the final, still “My Heart Is Refusing Me” sells enough copies to bow at No.9. The Moniker, whose fight with his former ex-manager was covered in a recent blog post on WelcheMusic bows at No.15