With over 335 million YouTube hits already, Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style‘ has reached where no other K-Pop superstar has before, right at the top of the Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart! ‘Gangnam Style‘ becomes the first official K-Pop # 1 on the UK Charts, moving up from # 3 to # 1 this week, toppling last week’s # 1 ‘Hall Of Fame‘ by the Script featuring Will.I.Am. The global phenomenon is on course to top the Billboard Hot 100 in the coming weeks as well, thanks to the insane number of parodies doing the rounds on YouTube, and megastars like Britney Spears succumbing to the addictive horse-galloping dance moves that have pretty much taken over the world!
Over at the UK Top 40 Albums Chart, Mumford And Sons’ feverishly anticipated sophomore album ‘Babel‘ lives up to the hype to become the fastest selling album of 2012. ‘Babel‘ sold an impressive 159,000 units this week in the UK to leap ahead of the fastest selling album so far, Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die‘, which arrived with first week sales of 117,000 units. ‘Babel‘ easily outsold rock royalties Green Day’s ‘Uno‘, which arrives at # 2 this week.
The top 10 singles in the UK this week are :
1. Gangnam Style – Psy
2. Hall Of Fame – The Script feat. Will.I.Am
3. I Cry – Flo Rida
4. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
5. Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) – Ne-Yo
6. Say Nothing – Example
7. Some Nights – Fun.
8. She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) – David Guetta feat. Sia
9. Turn Around – Conor Maynard feat. Ne-Yo
10. You Bring Me Joy – Amelia Lily
The top 10 albums in the UK this week are :
1. Babel – Mumford And Sons
2. Uno – Green Day
3. The Truth About Love – Pink
4. Battle Born – The Killers
5. Together – Jonathan And Charlotte
6. Number 3 – The Script
7. Our Version Of Events – Emeli Sande
8. Coexist – The xx
9. Album Title Goes Here – Deadmau5
10. Sigh No More – Mumford And Sons