Thursday, September 23, 2004

IT'S THE ONLY CHART THAT HAS A SMALL EGGTIMER TO COUNT: We've not looked at the download chart since it first started, so here's this week's listing:

#1 (1)'These Words' - Natasha Bedingfield BMG 3
2 (4) 'American Idiot' - Green Day Warner 4
3 (3) 'She Will Be Loved' - Maroon 5 BMG 3
4 (new) 'Real To Me' - Brian McFadden Sony 1
5 (10) 'Leaving New York' - R.E.M. Warner 2
6 (3) 'Golden Touch' - Razorlight Universal 2
7 (6) 'This Love' - Maroon 5 BMG 4
8 (5) 'Lola's Theme' - Shapeshifters EMI 4
9 (8) 'Dry Your Eyes' - Streets Warner 4
10 (new) 'My Place' - Nelly Universal 1
11 (7) 'Dumb' - 411 Sony 4
12 (new) 'Love Machine' - Girls Aloud Universal 1
13 (new) 'Whatever Happened To Corey Haim' - The Thrills EMI 1
14 (18) 'Sunshine' - Twista Warner 4
15 (new) 'Leave (Get Out)' - Jojo Universal 1
16 (17) 'You Had Me' - Joss Stone EMI 2
17 (11) 'Bedshaped' - Keane Universal 4
18 (14) 'Laura' - Scissor Sisters Universal 4
19 (new) 'Slash Dot Dash' - Fatboy Slim Skint 1
20 (9) 'The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore' - Keane Universal 2


for comparison purposes, here's the top twenty for those old-fashioned singles thingys:


1 (new) Eric Prydz - Call On Me (Data)
2 (new) Girls Aloud - Love Machine (Polydor)
3 (new) Green Day - American Idiot (Reprise)
4 (2) Nelly - My Place/Flap Your Wings (Mercury)
5 (4) Jojo - Leave (Get Out) (Mercury)
6 (1) Brian McFadden - Real To Me (Sony)
7 (5) 3 Of A Kind - Baby Cakes (Relentless)
8 (6) Twista - Sunshine (Atlantic)
9 (new) Joss Stone - You Had Me (Relentless)
10 (3) McFly - That Girl (Island)
11(7) Natasha Bedingfield - These Words (Arista)
12 (8) Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved (Octjay)
13 (9) The Pirates feat. Enya/Ama/Boss/Ishani - You Should Really Know (Relentless)
14 (new) Status Quo - You'll Come 'Round (Universal)
15 (10) 411 - Dumb (Sony)
16 (new) The Corrs - Angel (Atlantic)
17 (11) Houston/Chingy/Nate Dogg/I-20 - I Like That (Parlophone)
18 (new) Razorlight - Vice (Vertigo)
19 (16) Mousse T feat. Emma Lanford - Is It Cos I'm Cool (Free2airrecordings)
20 (13) Goldie Lookin' Chain - Gun's Don't Kill People Rappers Do (Atlantic)

So, a couple of interesting points there - first, the download chart actually seems to allow songs to hang around a hell of a lot longer than the singles chart does; second, apart from Norman Cook's Slashdotslashslash, everything in the download chart comes from the big four and a half labels. Curiously, the singles chart seems to have become a friendlier place for the old chaps - Status Quo back in the twenty, The Corrs, Mousse T and so on doing well, perhaps because their audience are more likely to make the trip down to WH Smiths to buy a single than leap on their terminal to access music. It's actually possible that The Alarm could have got exactly the same chart position they managed earlier this year without having to pretend to be some bunch of youngsters.


1 comment:

dr. mabuse said...

Just a nit-picky point: You can no longer buy singles - CD or otherwise - at WH Smith. Sad, I know, but a fact nonetheless.

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