Kelli-Leigh Returns to No.1 with I Wanna Feel

#ChartFact #House Yes, you’re absolutely right – it is Toni Braxton’s 1996 song ‘You’re Makin’ Me High’ that you constantly hear on the radio. And, yes – it’s the same singer who brought you Duke Damont’s ‘I Got You.’ Introducing Kelli-Leigh, the vocalist on SecondCity’s UK No.1 ‘I Wanna Feel.’

Kelli-Leigh is a songer/songwriter who introduced her first EP back in November 2011. As a session singer, she has provided backing vocals for Adele’s ’21’ tour as well as working with Leona Lewis.

Back to SecondCity, the Anglo-American DJ Rowan Harrington was born in Chicago back in 1987. In an interview with, he says “I can’t believe my single, ‘I Wanna Feel,’ has gone to Number 1.” To date, ‘I Wanna Feel’ has sold more than 82,000 copies to take the No.1 spot.

Toni Braxton’s ‘You’re Makin’ Me High’ was originally issued at the end of May 1996. The track was written by Babyface and Bryce Wilson who also produced the single. It was the lead single off Braxton’s sophomore album Secrets, peaking at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It reached No.7 in the UK, which means that Kelli-Leigh bested Braxton’s original peak.

‘You’re Makin’ Me High’ was released as a double-A side single featuring the soundtrack cut ‘Let It Flow’ off the movie Waiting to Exhale. ‘You’re Makin’ Me High’ was followed by ‘Un-Break My Heart’ in October that year.

Check out Kelli-Leigh on Soundcloud and follow @kellileighmusic on Twitter.

Official Singles Chart UK 7/6

  1. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel
  2. Sam Smith – Stay With Me
  3. Klingande – Jubel
  4. Mr. Probz – Waves (Robin Schultz Remix)
  5. Rita Ora – I Will Never Let You Down
  6. John Legend  – All Of Me
  7. Fuse ODG ft Sean Paul – Dangerous Love
  8. Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
  9. Ellie Goulding – Beating Heart
  10. Calvin Harris – Summer

The Wanted Goes Comic Relief with Gold Forever

CHART SPOTLIGHT. Singing the official Comic Relief song has become a surefire way of getting a UK No.1. Since 1995, only one hit single has failed to reach the summit – The Saturdays’ “Just Can’t Get Enough.” It would come as a surprise if The Wanted was denied the No.1 position. WelcheMusic thinks the infectious hit “Gold Forever” sounds like the perfect blend between Alphaville’s “Forever Young” and Katy Perry’s “Firework.”

The official 2011 Comic Relief song is slated for release on March 14, but you can see the video via Directlyrics pop blog.

The Comic Relief charity was initiated by comedy scriptwriters Richard Curtis and Alexander Mendis back in 1985, being characterized by the Red Nose Day. The following songs have been released as official Comic Relief songs since 1986 (peak pos.):

  • 1986 – Cliff Richard and the cast of The Young Ones: Living Doll (1)
  • 1987 – Mel Smith & Kim Wilde: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (3)
  • 1989 – Bananarama & La na nee nee noo noo: Help!  (3)
  • 1991 – Hale and Pace: The Stonk (1)
  • 1992 – Smear Campaign: (I Want to Be) Elected (9)
  • 1993 – Right Said Fred: Stick It Out (4)
  • 1994 – Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Fabulous (6)
  • 1995 – Cher, Chrissie Hynde, Neneh Cherry & Eric Clapton: Love Can Be a Bridge (1)
  • 1997 – Spice Girls: Mama/Who Do You Think You Are? (1)
  • 1999 – Boyzone: When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Gets Going (1)
  • 2001 – Westlife: Uptown Girl (1)
  • 2003 – Gareth Gates and the Kumars: Spirits in the Sky (1)
  • 2005  – McFly: All About You/You’ve Got a Friend (1)
  • 2005 – Tony Christie & Peter Kay: Is This the Way to Amarillo (1)
  • 2007 – Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud: Walk This Way? (1)
  • 2007 – The Proclaimers & Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin: (I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles (1)
  • 2009 – The Saturdays: Just Can’t Get Enough (2)
  • 2009 – Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon, featuring Tom Jones and Robin Gibb: Barry Islands in the Stream
  • 2011 – The Wanted: Gold Forever (to be released)

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Flo Rida Reigns in the UK with the help of French Guetta

Flo Rida claims his second UK No.1 in his career with “Club Can’t Handle Me,” lifted from the Step Up 3D soundtrack. The track features French DJ David Guetta, who produced the track with Frédéric Riesterer. Guetta recently topped the UK singles chart this May with “Gettin’ Over You.”


This means that Ne-Yo loses the top position as “Beautiful Monster” falls to No.5 in its second week. As mentioned earlier, that track failed to become a success in the US as it peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at No.53. “Club Can’t Handle Me” moves 33-24 on this week’s Hot 100 in its sixth week on the chart. Usually, these two acts enjoy far great success Stateside than in the UK or the rest of Europe.

Flo Rida topped the singles chart back in March 2009 with “Right Round” (featuring Ke$ha). The rapper has collaborated with a range of artists such as Timbaland,, Ne-Yo and Nelly Furtado throughout his career.

Eminem and Rihanna reverse their drop on the chart and move 4-2 with “Love the Way You Lie.” The highest new entry comes from pop group The Saturdays, whose “Missing You” bows at No.3. It’s the group’s ninth top ten single and is lifted from the upcoming mini album and EP Headlines.

This week also welcomes British grime vocalist Tinchy Stryder back to the chart. “In My System” enters at No.10 and bests the previous hit “You’re Not Alone” fron November last year. On the album chart, Eminem reclaims the top spot with Recovery. Canadian rock act Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs falls back to No.2 after a sole week atop. Lady Gaga’s The Fame continue its top ten presence, climbing 6-5 in its 83rd week on the chart.

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