Hello and welcome to Chart Chasers, where I check out the latest songs that have charted in the UK! Today we have SEVEN songs to look out. Well sort of eight but you’ll see what I mean about that later on.
In our first song today Kelly Clarkson shows off her Dark Side. See what I did there? I’m guessing it will be a power ballad so let’s see what she’s got for us this time.
Yeah, this was pretty much what I expected. A decent chorus but a pretty dull song for for the rest of it, though at least sung by someone with a genuine talent. A decent effort but isn’t it time Kelly Clarkson did something a little different? 3/5.
Next up is Tyler James with Higher Love. Tyler was a finalist on The Voice UK, though he did not win. This song has charted due to the release of the compilation album of the show’s final 8 singers was released. Weirdly the winner of the show who had a proper single release has never made it into the top 40. This is Tyler singing the song. I am always freaked out by this as he has weird ankles. It reminds me of when Professor Lupin transforms into the werewolf in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban…
OK, I have to admit it’s not a bad effort but it’s no James Vincent McMorrow (the guy who did the original!). And his ankles freak me out. 3/5.
Katy Perry is back with the final single from the extended version of her album Teenage Dream. It’s called Wide Awake and I’ve not heard it before so fingers crossed it’s as good as some of the other tracks on the album.
That’s probably one of the best lyric videos I’ve ever seen. Clever idea. The song itself is OK but not a patch on other tracks from the album. It’s another 3/5.
For the umpteenth week running, Justin Bieber has yet another song in the charts. This one features Big Sean, who with a name like that should be part of a gang. This track is called As Long As You Love Me. Brace yourselves…
Justin Bieber AND dubstep! Is this bring as much stuff I hate and bung it into one track? Bieber’s voice work is not too bad here though. For her. 1/5.
Quick! Someone call an ambulance! Trey Songz is having a Heart Attack! No idea what this will be like so straight into it we go!
Hmm, this reminds me of Jason Derulo, which is no bad thing in my mind. Trey is like Derulo but not as good. Shame about the car crash. 2/5.
Last week I did you a terrible disservice. I thought I listened and shared the video of Lady Antebellum. Except is was a cover and not the real thing. This was the first and only time a mistake has ever and will ever appear on this blog (actually that’s a blatant lie!). So here is the real version of Need You Now.
Well this was much better than the cover I heard. I still don’t love it but it’s OK. 3/5.
Now next up should be Precision Tunes with Payphone. But actually it’s just a cover of a song by Maroon 5 which has yet to be released. This is a dirty trick that is happening more at the moment. Someone covers a popular song and releases it before the original is released. Stupid people buy it thinking it’s the original and it has a knock-on effect as more and more people see it and buy it. I think this is a awful ploy and shouldn’t happen. It’s not fair on the original artist and not fair on the people who are too stupid to know differently. Therefore I shall not be reviewing this track or any track which attempts to do this in the future. So there.
To end today we have a new number one single by Cheryl. That’s Cheryl Cole, who has now dropped the Cole bit (It’s cos she’s split up and her husband is a cheating footballer bastard). This track is called Call My Name.
First let me talk about Cheryl. She is one of those people men all over the country love because she’s attractive. I must be in the minority which don’t feel the same. Don’t get me wrong, of course she is quite attractive but I can think of many more women who I prefer over her. I’m not sure she would even be in my top 100. The song itself is a catchy pop song and I like it more every time I hear it. But despite having already heard it quite a few times, I still don’t like it very much. It just feels like a quick and easy way to have a number 1. Nothing very exciting, just a pretty girl singing a catchy pop song. I’m going to give it another 3/5.
Wow, that was a low scoring edition. Join us next week in the hope some better songs will come along. And don’t forget you can check out the top 40 and my thoughts on all the songs in it on my Chart Page!