Dance with Me Tonight Unexpected UK No.1

Olly Murs
Olly Murs

Being the runner-up of X-Factor and losing the final to Joe McElderry, it seems as if Olly Murs was the successful one. Returning to No.1 with ‘Dance with Me Tonight,’ Murs has successfully placed two tracks off his latest album In Case You Didn’t Know atop of the UK singles chart.

‘Dance with Me Tonight’ is co-written by Murs, Claude Kelly (of Britney Spears, Whitney Houston and Kelly Clarkson fame) and Steve Robson (who co-wrote Take That’s ‘Shine’).

Borrowing the style and coolness of ‘60s funk-pop, ‘Dance with Me Tonight’ doesn’t fit into the 2011 template of a typical hit. Quite a feat to knock the X Factor Finalists 2011 off the top, while fending off competition from Lloyd, Rihanna and Flo Rida.

And what happened to Joe McElderry? Following his No.1 hit with ‘The Climb,’ he managed to follow-up the success with a cover of Norwegian Donkeyboy’s ‘Ambitions.’ Joe McElderry’s rendition of Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ is yet to chart despite yuletide.

On a final note, I’ve re-visited an old blog post. Last November, Olly Murs struggled with his career and fell out with his brother. Times change!

Listen to ‘Dance with Me Tonight’ via Spotify!

Ed Sheeran or Example to Top Sunday’s Tally?

Will Example or Ed Sheeran top Sunday's tally?
Will Example beat Ed Sheeran in the race for UK No.1

CHART SPOTLIGHT.  According to Music Week, there will be a tight race between Ed Sheeran and Example. The two singles are separated only by a few hundred sales on Sunday’s chart where Red Hot Chili Peppers are expected to lead the album telly. Example topped this very tally with ‘Changed the Way You Kiss Me,’ let’s see if the new single ‘Stay Awake’ will beat out the competition from Ed Sheeran’s ‘You Need Me I Don’t Need You.’ It seems as if Olly Murs and Rizzle Kicks’ ‘Heart Skips a Beat’ will lose the No.1 position.

 Listen to Ed Sheeran via Spotify:

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Check out Ed Sheeran lyrics here


Nicole Scherzinger Takes on Swedish Hitmaker

Ex-Pussycat Dolls vocalist Nicole Scherzinger is back with the new hit single “Poison.” Produced by Lady Gaga hitmaker RedOne, the single bows at No.3 on the UK singles tally. Unable to de-throne The X-Factor Finalists 2010 and Ellie Goulding who remain atop and No.2 with “Heroes” and “Your Song.”

Scherzinger’s previous hit was the collaboration with Enrique Iglesias on the No.8 UK hit “Hearbeat.” The track failed to crack the Hot  100, despite being available on download in the States. The new single, “Poison,” will appear on the Scherzinger’s upcoming album.

The only other new entry on the UK singles tally’s top ten is “Who’s That Chick” with David Guetta and Rihanna.  The Barbadian vocalist occupies the No.7 (“Only Girl”), No.8 (“What’s My Name”) and No.9 slot (“Who’s That Chick”). Take That’s Progress remains at No.1 on the album chart, while Olly Murs eponymous album bows at No.2.

Olly Murs Returns to the Charts

The English singer-songwriter Olly Murs will lift a second single off his self-titled debut album. The set was preceded by the UK No.1 “Please Don’t Let Me Go,” which was released in August this year. The second single will be “Thinking of Me,” which will be out on Nov.22. Murs finished second on X-Factor last year and on the album, he has collaborated with veteran producers John Shanks, Wayne Hector and Mark Taylor. On a private note, the singer’s career has cost him the relationship with his brother. They fell out following Olly’s missing his twin brothers wedding in order to perform for the judges.

(Update 13/3): This week, Olly Murs bows at No.20 with “Heart on My Sleeve.” It’s the second single off the Olly Murs album. The track is written by singer-songwriter James Morrison and prolific producer John Shanks. The original version was recorded by the American Idol contestant Michael Johns for his post-Idol album Hold Back My Heart. The track made the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, finally peaking at No.22.

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