It’s once again time for me to check out the newest songs in the UK chart! It’s Chart Chasers!
First up today is a track by Dappy, one of the members of N-Dubz. Now I feel I should despise this sort of music but I often seem to end up liking it despite myself so I’m not yet sure what my reaction will be. This one is called I’m Coming (Tarzan 2). (Warning, quite a bit of strong language in this one!)
Apparently Dappy has a go at all sorts of celebs in this song but you’d be hard pushed to work out what he says amongst that lot. It’s almost all Dappy rapping in a Dappy way (which is not a good one) and the only vaguely likeable bit is the “chorus” but that's only a tiny proportion of the song. Ultimately this is music for chavs which is obvious from the Youtube comments! 1/5.
Next is the return of Blur. It’s been a long, long time since Blur last released a track so can they create something as good as their old stuff? This is Under the Westway.
Wow, I’ve got shivers. Although that’s probably from the draught that’s coming through the room. But this shows that Blur haven’t lost any of their talent and are still as brilliant as they ever were. This is a beautiful songs and I absolutely love it. 4/5.
These are the only two new entries in this week’s top 40 so once again I shall top up the post by expanding into the top 100 and choosing some random songs to talk about.
The first of these is a track called Bonfire by an act called Knife Party. Personally I don’t think a knife party sounds like a very fun kind of party. I have literally no idea what to expect from this so let’s have a listen.
Apparently Knife Party was formed by two of the members of the band Pendulum and you can hear the similarity. I actually rather like this despite it being quite unlike the normal sort of music I would listen to. And now I just want to go around saying “BONFIRE”. 4/5.
Next up is Major Lazer with some help from Amber Coffman with a track called Get Free. I someone doubt Major Lazer is actually in a relatively high position in the British Army but you never know. Once again I have no idea what to expect so here goes!
Well that was interesting. Amber has one hell of a voice and it’s a catchy little tune, though it gets a bit boring after five minutes. 3/5.
Our final track for today is a modern classic which I’m really pleased is currently 71 in the UK Charts as it gives me an excuse to put it here. Here’s The Kooks with Naive.
One word: perfection. 6/5.
That’s it for this week and I hope the top 40 gets some more new songs in the coming weeks. So go out and buy some new stuff people! See you soon!