We’ve basically been blogging about Australian singer/songwriter Gotye’s insanely successful single ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ featuring New Zealand chanteuse Kimbra since forever. Already a # 1 hit in 12 countries, including being certified an astounding 8 times Platinum in Australia, the song finally manages to top the UK Top 40 Singles Chart this week, pushing fellow Australian songstress Sia and David Guetta’s ‘Titanium’ to # 2. A well deserved # 1 for Gotye, and it’s about time the rest of the world warmed up to this incredible song from his 3rd studio album ‘Making Mirrors’.
Will-i-am sees a # 3 debut of his single ‘T.H.E (The Hardest Ever)’ featuring the unlikely combination of Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger.
Jessie J remains a non-mover at # 4 with her former # 1 single ‘Domino’. My fave song by Jessie so far, the song’s bidding for a top 5 spot later this week on the Billboard Hot 100 where it moved up to # 6 last week with a bullet, i.e with increased sales and airplay. Her debut album ‘Who You Are‘ completes a whopping 50 weeks on the UK Top 40 Albums Chart this week and moves down 1 spot to # 7.
Over at the UK Top 40 Albums Chart, Lana Del Rey commands a second week at # 1 with her debut extravaganza ‘Born To Die’.
British rapper Maveric Sabre sees his debut album ‘Lonely Are The Brave’ enter the UK Top 40 Albums Chart at # 2, while living legend Sir Paul McCartney debuts at # 3 with his new album ‘Kisses On The Bottom’.
Veteran Hard Rock band Van Halen sees a top 10 debut for their 12th studio album as ‘A Different Kind Of Truth’ enters the chart at # 6.
The top 10 Singles in the UK this week are :
1. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye feat. Kimbra
2. Titanium – David Guetta feat. Sia
3. T.H.E (The Hardest Ever) – Will-i-am feat. Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger
4. Domino – Jessie J
5. Alone Again – Alyssa Reid feat. Jump Smokers
6. Wild Ones – Flo Rida feat. Sia
7. Twilight – Cover Drive
8. Mama Do The Hump – Rizzle Kicks
9. Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
10. Born To Die – Lana Del Rey
The top 10 Albums in the UK this week are :
1. Born To Die – Lana Del Rey
2. Lonely Are The Brave – Maverick Sabre
3. Kisses On The Bottom – Paul McCartney
4. + – Ed Sheeran
5. 21 – Adele
6. A Different Kind Of Truth – Van Halen
7. Who You Are – Jessie J
8. Old Ideas – Leonard Cohen
9. Mylo Xyloto – Coldplay
10. Nothing But The Beat – David Guetta