As we all know,
Precisely what Britney Spears must have poignantly announced after ‘Scream And Shout‘, her collaboration with Will.I.Am, bulldozed its way up to # 1 on the UK Top 40 Singles Chart, giving the pop royalty her first # 1 hit in the UK after almost 9 years – since ‘Everytime‘ topped the charts in 2004.
‘Scream And Shout‘ becomes Britney’s 6th chart topper in the UK – she has 5 in the US, and with the song hitting the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 last week, looks like a 6th # 1 hit is a possibility for the ‘Baby One More Time‘ hitmaker.
Lagging around 13,000 units behind Britney and Will.I.Am, Taylor Swift continues her quest for world domination with ‘I Knew You Were Trouble‘, her dubstep extravaganza, which rises up to # 2 on the singles chart, matching its Billboard Chart peak. With her live performances and a gazillion award shows lined up over the next few weeks (she’s performing live at the Grammys) – Swift’s domination should see no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Chart legend David Bowie makes a major comeback on the charts as ‘Where Are We Now‘, the lead single from his first new album in a decade, roars in at # 6 after unexpectedly arriving on Bowie’s 66th birthday. The single becomes his first top 10 hit in over 2 decades, and his highest charting hit since 1986’s ‘Absolute Beginners‘ which peaked at # 2.
Over at the UK Top 40 Albums Chart, 2012’s highest selling album in the UK shows no signs of slowing down, as Emeli Sande’s ‘Our Version Of Events‘ returns to # 1 for an 8th non-consecutive week following her multiple Brit nominations this week. The album spends an astounding 48 consecutive weeks in the top 10, a record for a début album.
The top 10 songs in the UK this week are :
1. Scream And Shout – Britney Spears and Will.I.Am
2. I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift
3. Impossible – James Arthur
4. Stay – Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko
5. Drinking From The Bottle – Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah
6. Where Are We Now – David Bowie
7. Don’t Stop The Party – Pitbull feat. JR
8. Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
9. Gangnam Style – Psy
10. Troublemaker – Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida
The top 10 albums in the UK this week are :
1. Our Version Of Events – Emeli Sande
2. 18 Months – Calvin Harris
3. Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
4. Unapologetic – Rihanna
5. Les Miserables (OST) – Various
6. + – Ed Sheeran
7. Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars
8. Red – Taylor Swift
9. Take Me Home – One Direction
10. The Lumineers – The Lumineers