So happy for Anthony and the funky California gang
My face slides in instead at the Official singles chart.
How is that composed? I guess out of airplay too because MLJ is first in the Digital and on the Top40 lists, but it came in only second in the released tabs?
Anyway, still a huge achievement, coming out of a dark daze since 2007.
Out of the new songs competing from now on (which will come easily to Italian airwaves pretty soon) i only really like Calvin Harris. And that's common notion by me, I love him since acceptable in the 80's, hard.
Two in a row for Example on singles 09:14 | Monday September 5, 2011
The sixth single to debut at number one in as many weeks, Stay Awake is the second number one single in a row for Example, emulating Changed The Way You Kiss Me, which debuted at the summit 12 weeks ago, on first week sales of 115,046.
It has since gone on to sell 498,358 copies. Stay Awake sold 73,402 copies last week. Both singles are included on Example’s third album, Playing In The Shadows, which is released today (5th).
Stay Awake won a tough battle for chart honours with the Maroon 5/Christina Aguilera collaboration Moves Like Jagger which – having already topped the charts in The USA, Canada, Denmark and New Zealand – charges to runners-up slot with sales up 26% week-on-week to 73,136, a mere 266 sales in arrears of Example.
It is the closest contested battle for number one since the chart for 28 March 2009, when Lady GaGa’s Poker Face topped the chart with sales of 53,699, while Flo Rida’s Right Round was second with sales of 53,478, 221 fewer than Poker Face.
Last week’s number one, Heart Skips A Beat falls to number three (60,969 sales) for Olly Murs feat. Rizzle Kicks, while last week’s number two, Feel So Close, dips to number five (50,188 sales) for Calvin Harris.
Number two on early sales flashes, You Need Me, I Don’t Need You – the new single from Ed Sheeran - debuts at number four on sales of 60,041 copies. Sheeran’s second hit, it follows hot on the heels of his breakthrough single The A Team, which reached number three, and ends a run of 11 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 by falling 9-13 (23,025 sales). Both tracks are on Sheeran’s new album + (Plus), which is out next Monday (12th).
Rihanna has had more hits than any Caribbean islander. She racked up her 29th with Cheers (Drink To That), which gained a toehold last week at number 67, and now moves to number 44 (7,480 sales). It’s the sixth song from her Loud album to chart thus far.
She ups that tally to an even 30 this week, debuting at number 67 again, this time in partnership with Trinidad’s Nicki Minaj, on Fly (4,067 sales). She is joined in the chart this week by another Bajan act, Cover Drive, a pop quartet whose first hit, Lick Ya Down, debuts at number nine (32,423 sales).
Overall singles sales are up 1.41% week-on-week at 3,165,180 – 23.00% above same week 2010 sales of 2,573,418
Comprising 14 new band compositions with a playing time of an hour, I’m With You is Red Hot Chili Peppers’ third consecutive number one studio album, and fourth number one in all, debuting in pole position on sales of 71,858 copies.
The band previously hit the heights with By The Way, which opened at the summit in 2002 on sales of 134,055, and 2006 follow-up, Stadium Arcadium, a double disc set which sold 202,499 copies to romp to the title in 2006.
Their 2004 concert set, Live At Hyde Park, also entered at the apex, on first week sales of 63,330. Although Stadium Arcadium had the faster start, By The Way is the band’s biggest album, spending 28 weeks in the Top 10 – five of them at number one – and selling 1,973,046 copies. Since their 1984 debut, total UK sales of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 10 studio albums plus compilations and live sets exceed 7.5 million.
Of seven other debuts inside the Top 40, the most impressive is that of France’s hottest dance act, David Guetta, whose star-studded new set, Nothing But The Beat, debuts at number two (48,170 sales).
Even before release, the album housed five Top 40 collaborations - Where Them Girls At (feat. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj), Little Bad Girl (feat. Taio Cruz & Ludacris), Titanium (feat. Sia), Night Of Your Life (feat. Jennifer Hudson) and Sweat (Snoop Dogg Vs. David Guetta) – and two more songs from it enter the Top 75 this week: Turn Me On (feat. Nicki Minaj, number 20, 15,830 sales) and Without You (feat. Usher, number 56, 5,665 sales).
Bringing Guetta’s tally of Top 75 entries to 23, the album makes a bigger first week impression than any previous Guetta album, eclipsing his last and hitherto fastest starter, One Love, which entered at number two on first week sales of 28,426 exactly two years ago. One Love has been issued in several variants since then, and has sold 442,652 copies to become Guetta’s biggest selling album to date.
Country’s senior citizens Dolly Parton and Glen Campbell extend and improve already lengthy album chart careers with their new releases. 65 year old Parton’s 41st studio album, Better Day, debuts at number nine (13,979 sales) to become the highest charting such release of her career.
Only her 2007 compilation, The Very Best Of, has charted higher, reaching number eight. Better Day is the 15th chart album of her career since she broke her duck in 1978, and a significant improvement on her last studio album, Backwoods Barbie, which peaked at number 35 in 2008. Meanwhile, Glen Campbell extends his chart career to more than 40 years, and registers his highest charting studio album yet with Ghost On The Canvas debuting at number 27 (6,501 sales).
Campbell’s 51st studio album in a career of almost 50 years, it is, poignantly, scheduled to be his last, as he has announced his retirement, as he battles with Alzheimer’s Disease. All told, Campbell has charted 13 albums in the UK, reaching number one with his 1976 compilation, Twenty Golden Greats.
At 75, he is one of the oldest men ever to chart an album of new recordings – John Lee Hooker was 79 when he charted with Don’t Look Back in 1997, and James Last was 82 when his last album, Music Is My World, charted earlier this year – though credited to Last alone, it is actually an orchestral efforts involving many others.
London indie folksters Bombay Bicycle Club’s third album A Different Kind Of Fox debuts at number six (22,068 sales), instantly beating the peak positions of their 2009 debut I Had The Blues But Shook Them Loose and 2010 follow-up Flaws. I Had The Blues... peaked at number 46 but has proved to be a slow-burner, with sales to date of 135,811, whereas Flaws, despite its number eight peak, has sold 88,304 copies.
Also new to the Top 40: Rapper Lil Wayne secures his highest chart placing to date with Tha Carter 4 (number eight, 15,428 sales); Kiwi classical singer Hayley Westenra’s Paradiso collaboration with Italian soundtrack legend Ennio Morricone (number 13, 12,217 sales); and The John Wilson Orchestra’s MGM tribute album That’s Entertainment, their first chart effort in a 17 year career, debuting at number 15 (9,394 sales).
Shuffling down to accommodate the newcomers. Will Young’s Echoes falls 1-3 (41,579 sales);Joe McElderry’s Classic fades 2-5 (31,001 sales); and Adele’s 21 ends a 31 week run in the top three, dipping to number four, despite its sales improving 9.80% week-on-week to 28,695.
Overall album sales improve by 4.48% week-on-week to 1,763,893 – 0.18% below same week 2010 sales of 1,767,006.
1 Red Hot Chili Peppers 71858
2 David Guetta 48170
3 Will Young 41579 (107,352)
4 Adele  38695 (2,978,542)
5 Joe McElderry 31001 (66,610)
6 Bombay Bicycle Club 22068
8 Lil' Wayne 15428
9 Dolly Parton 13979
13 Hayley Westenra 12217
15 John Wilson Orch. 9394
27 Glen Campbell 6501
34 Will Young [GHs] 4630 (545,084)
Albums to date
Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way 1,973,046
David Guetta - One Love 442,652
Bombay Bicycle Club - I Had The Blues But Shook Them Loose 135,811
Bombay Bicycle Club - Flaws 88,304
01 (**) Pixie Lott – All About Tonight
02 (02) Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger
03 (**) The Saturdays – All Fired Up
04 (**) Leona Lewis & Avicii – Collide
05 (01) Example – Stay Awake
06 (03) Olly Murs feat. Rizzle Kicks – Heart Skips A Beat
07 (05) Calvin Harris – Feels So Close
08 (06) Christina Perri – Jar Of Hearts
09 (10) Sean Kingston – Party All Night (Sleep All Day)
10 (04) Ed Sheeran – You Need Me, I Don’t Need You
11 (**) Snow Patrol – Called Out In The Dark
12 (08) Will Young – Jealousy
13 (07) Wretch 32 feat. Josh Kumra – Don’t Go
14 (12) Bruno Mars – Marry You
15 (14) Rizzle Kicks – Down With The Trumpets
16 (16) JLS feat. Dev – She Makes Me Wanna
17 (27) Adele – Someone Like You
18 (13) Ed Sheeran – The A Team
19 (11) Emeli Sandé – Heaven
20 (15) Adele – Set Fire To The Rain¡
21 (17) Jessie J – Who’s Laughing Now
22 (09) Cover Drive – Lick Ya Down
23 (20) David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj – Turn Me On
24 (18) David Guetta feat. Taio Cruz & Ludacris – Little Bad Girl
25 (19) The Wanted – Glad You Came
26 (44) Rihanna – Cheers (Drink To That)
27 (21) Nicole Scherzinger – Wet
28 (40) Bad Meets Evil feat. Bruno Mars – Lighters
29 (33) Example – Changed The Way You Kiss Me
30 (28) Jay-Z and Kanye West feat. Otis Redding – Otis
31 (23) Beyoncé – Best Thing I Never Had
32 (25) Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer – Give Me Everything
33 (**) Ms. Dynamite – Neva Soft
34 (24) Nicki Minaj – Superbass
35 (26) DJ Fresh feat. Sian Evans – Louder
36 (22) Nero – Promises
37 (30) Lady GaGa – The Edge Of Glory
38 (67) Nicki Minaj feat. Rihanna – Fly
39 (34) Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
40 (49) Adele – Rolling In The Deep
01 NE Example Playing In The Shadows
02 04 Adele 21
03 05 Joe McElderry Classic
04 02 David Guetta Nothing But The Beat
05 03 Will Young Echoes
06 RE The Beatles 1
07 01 Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm With You
08 07 Adele 19
09 NE Doris Day My Heart
10 12 Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans
11 10 Amy Winehouse Back To Black
12 NE John Barrowman Tonight's The Night - The Very Best Of
13 NE Chris Rea Santo Spirito Blues
14 20 Lady Gaga Born This Way
15 09 Dolly Parton Better Day
16 22 Jessie J Who You Are
17 06 Bombay Bicycle Club A Different Kind Of Fix
18 11 Wretch 32 Black And White
19 14 Beyoncé 4
20 19 Rihanna Loud
21 16 Chase & Status No More Idols
22 21 Plan B The Defamation Of Strickland Banks
23 25 The Vaccines What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
24 181 PJ Harvey Let England Shake
25 24 Katy Perry Teenage Dream
26 NE Ry Cooder Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down
27 15 The John Wilson Orchestra That's Entertainment - A Celebration Of The MGM Film Musical
28 18 John Denver The Ultimate Collection
29 RE Maroon 5 Hands All Over
30 13 Hayley Westenra / Ennio Morricone Paradiso
31 08 Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV
32 17 Nero Welcome Reality
33 23 Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch The Throne
34 29 Caro Emerald Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor
35 31 Elbow Build A Rocket Boys!
36 33 Cee-Lo Green The Lady Killer
37 26 Barbra Streisand What Matters Most
38 28 Chris Brown F.A.M.E.
39 35 Tinie Tempah Disc-Overy
40 32 The Who Then And Now!
17 (27) Adele – Someone Like You
20 (15) Adele – Set Fire To The Rain¡
Demi Lovato - Ashley Tisdale - Miley Cyrus - Selena Gomez - Gaga - Katy Perry - Bey - Riri - Tamar Kaprelian - Glee Cast - Idina Menzel - Avril Lavigne - Kelly Clarkson - Taylor - Carrie - Leona - Jojo - Victoria Justice - Mariah Carey - Britney.
Barcelona - Sam Tsui - David Cook - Bruno Mars - Greyson Chance - James Durbin.