I’ve already covered the highest new entryAlyssa Reid, whose ‘Alone Again’ bows at No.2. Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ moves 7-3 on its fifth week. The Belgian-Australian singer managed to get the one of last year’s biggest hit across the globe. Its success began last July, and a cover by Canadian group Walk Off Earth has also spawned widespread success as the video shows five people playing the guitar simultaneously. It recently cracked the top twenty in Sweden.
Lana Del Rey’s single ‘Born to Die’ (No.9) cracks the top ten, while her album bows atop the album chart. The preceding single ‘Video Games’ moves 20-17 in its 16th week. The only other new entry this week is R.I.O’s whose ‘Turn This Club Around’ bows at No.36. German dance group. It has already topped the singles chart in Switzerland, hitting the top ten in Austria and Germany as well. It was released back in September 2011. It’s the first entry from R.I.O. ever in the UK.
CHART SPOTLIGHT.Ok, I had to admit that I was sort of disappointed about David Guetta switching Mary J. Blige for Sia on ‘Titanium.’ But, rest assured Blige hasn’t given up on us. As My Life II…The Journey Continues (Act I) is slated for November release, the aforementioned ‘25/8’ saw its digital download release earlier this month. Produced and co-written by Eric Hudson who previously worked with Brandy, Trey Songs and Jamie Foxx, the track was initially performed live on Good Morning America.
CHART SPOTLIGHT. Mary J. Blige originally recorded the vocals for ‘Titanium,’ the latest UK top twenty hit from French DJ David Guetta. By the looks of it, Australian singer Sia ended up on the final version which bows at No.16 this week. Included on the upcoming set Nothing But the Beat (set for release on Aug. 26), the initial version featuring Blige was leaked recently. With lyrics saying ‘You shoot me down / But I won’t fall / I’m titanium,’ the track will certainly be successful on both radio and dancefloors.
CHART REFLECTION. It looks as if Bridget Jones’s Diary 3 is about to happen. The film studio Working Title does confirm that Bridget Jones will return, but has not commented on Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant participating. Firth played the role of Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) and the follow-up in 2004.
WelcheMusic immediately thinks of the upcoming soundtrack. The first movie was headlined by Gabrielle’s fantastic ballad ‘Out of Reach,’ on a soundtrack featuring artists such as Robbie Williams and Aretha Franklin. Bridget Jones 2: The Edge of Reasonfeatured the Mary J. Bliges’s cover of ‘Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word’ as well as a rendition of The Shirelles’ ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?’ by late Amy Winehouse.
According to EW, the first installment grossed $281, while the second ended up at $262m. We’re just as excited about the soundtrack as the movie and will keep you posted!