The British-Irish boy band The Wanted managed to score the highest new entry of the UK singles chart tonight as ‘I Found You’ raced to No.3. Taken off the upcoming third studio album “Third Strike.” The track peaks at No.4 on the download chart while is still shy of entering the streaming tally.
‘I Found You’ follows ‘Chasing the Sun’ which was released this April.
Only half an hour ago, Loreen performed ‘Euphoria’ in front of a huge crowd in central Stockholm. According to Aftonbladet, thousands of fans greeted Loreen. The stage appearance was hosted by Nassim al Fakir.
Loreen even managed to top the UK iTunes Store Top 10 earlier today, and is currently sitting at No.2 after Rudimental’s ‘Feel the Love.’
She currently tops the iTunes Store charts in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and Spain. Justin Bieber tops the Swedish tally with ‘Die in Your Arms’ ahead of ‘Euphoria.’
Italy didn’t award Loreen with one single point in Baku. The country doesn’t buy the digital download, instead crowning Emma’s ‘Cercavo amore’ the top spot instead.
Back to the UK singles chart, fun. Climbed to No.1 this Sunday with ‘We Are Young,’ fending off The Wanted’s ‘Chasing the Sun’ which came in 2nd. The only other new entry in the top ten came from Paloma Faith’s ‘Picking Up the Pieces.’ fun. also tops the recently introduced UK Official Streaming Chart ahead of Carly Rae Japsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe.’
With the help from the songwriters of hits with The Wanted, JLS and Cheryl Cole, Roman Lob is certainly ‘standing still’ in Baku come Saturday. We’re only a week away from the annual Eurovision Song Contest. I’ve listened quite a lot to the various participants who will compete Sweden’s Loreen.
Roman Lob won the honors of representing Germany via the series ‘Unser Star für Baku.’ He is also the singer of Rooftop Kingdom. Lob was born in German Düsseldorf some 21 years ago. No stranger to talent shows, he first joined ‘Deutschland sucht den Superstar’ back in 2006. It’s the German version of Simon Fuller’s Idol franchise. Lob, unfortunately had to quit the contest due to a vocal cord infection.
Roman Lob – Standing Still
Roman Lob representing Germany at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Standing Still.’
‘Standing Still’ peaked at No.3 I native Germany. The Poplight blog is happy about Germany’s choice of Roman Lob, leaving Lena at home this time. TV Latest says ‘Standing Still’ ‘sounds like a pleasant rebuttal to last year’s winning entry “Running Scared” from Azerbaijan.’
Fate never wanted Westlife and Boyzone to get US success
On the back of the likes of Westlife’s and Boyzone’s enormous success, fate never wanted them to become a Stateside story. Marrying The Wanted with Glee’s highly effective chart machine, ‘Glad You Came’ was featured in last week’s mid-season finale, headlined by the show’s Grant Gustin (as part of the show’s choir troupe the Warblers).
The Wanted sold 188,000 downloads according to Nielsen SoundScan, enough for the track to climb to No.3 on the Digital Songs chart. Glee’s cover also debuts on the chart, albeit lower (No.90 with 37,000 downloads sold).
The Wanted – Glad You Came
‘Glad You Came’ gets a 11% increase in radio listeners
In terms of airplay, ‘Glad You Came’ reached 45 million listeners (up 11%), reaching No.22 on the Radio Songs chart. It also broke into the top ten of the Pop Songs airplay chart, the mainstream top 40 being its base.
Written by Steve Mac, Wayne Hector and Ed Drewett, ‘Glad You Came’ succeeded ‘Gold Forever,’ becoming the group’s second No.1 hit in the UK and first chart-topper in native Ireland. It will be included on the US edition of the group’s eponymous debut. In Europe, it is included on the sophomore album “Battleground.”
‘Warzone’ latest UK single hit
The Wanted’s last single to chart in the UK was ‘Warzone,’ which peaked just outside the top twenty in the UK (No.21). The group is reported to have recorded the duet ‘Jealousy’ with Rihanna, yet it was scrapped and will not be released. Rumors say that it will be re-recorded with another vocalist.
Back to the Billboard Hot 100, ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’ returned to the top spot, trailed by Adele’s ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ and fun.’s ‘We Are Young.’ Last week’s chart-topper ‘Part of Me’ (by Katy Perry) falls to No.4.