Hello and welcome to Chart Chasers where I check out the latest music to hit the UK singles chart. This week there are NINE tracks to listen to and it’s a fun mix to write about so I’m very excited. Hope you enjoy it!
First up this week is a golden oldie which has clambered back into the charts due to an advert. It’s John Denver with Annie’s Song. Surely someone called Annie should have sung it, not someone called John. He should have sung John’s Song!
This really is a classic- by which I mean it’s an oldish song that I actually know. A great tune- they don’t make them like this anymore. 4/5.
Next up are Everything Everything with a song called Cough Cough. I I don’t don’t know know why why Everything Everything have have to to say say everything everything two two times times but but it it must must be be very very very very annoying annoying.
They actually do say most things twice in this song. It’s flipping awful, a bunch of terrible bits of songs all put together to make one jumbled mess of a song. Awful, awful, awful. 1/5.
My future wife Taylor Swift has yet another song now. She’s been very busy lately but I suppose that’s good- she can be busy now and have plenty of time for me once we have got married. *Fingers crossed* This one is called State of Grace.
What can I say? It’s another Taylor Swift hit, I really like it. 4/5.
Our next song is by someone called Jake Bugg. It’s called Two Fingers and so I can only assume it’s either about drinking or something which I’m not going to go into here (poor choice of words considering the subject). Anyway, here’s the song…
Oh, it was about holding two fingers up to yesterday. I would really like this song if it was sung by somebody else but instead we have Mr. Bugg who pronounces things in a really annoying way. Why does he pronounce some words with a twangy American accent despite the fact he’s obviously from the North of England. Idiot. 2/5.
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It’s now time for a new single from Tyler James, one of the contestants on The Voice UK who I didn’t like very much because he has a face I want to slap and ankles like a werewolf (well like when Professor Lupin changes into a werewolf in Harry Potter 3). This track is called Single Tear and features Dot Rotten.
As much as I despise the guy, and not just because of his werewolf ankles, I have to admit he’s got a decent voice. This is a decent song and I find myself quite liking it. Good work Tyler, just make sure you wear socks to cover up your weird ankles from now on. 4/5.
Oh dear. This track not only features the horror that is Justin Beiber but it also contains the voice of the wicked witch of the west herself Nicki Minaj. Still, at least it’s in time for Halloween- it’s certainly going to be pretty terrifying. It has the incredibly awful title Beauty and the Beat.
Let’s start with the positives. Nicki Minaj isn’t in it very much and it’s probably the best song Beiber has ever done. Unfortunately he has a low starting point so it’s still a pretty average song. With lyrics like “We gonna part like it’s 3012 tonight” it can only be ever described as pretty average. Still, it’s an improvement for Beiber and at this rate he might produces a good song by 2062. 2/5.
Next up is Rebecca Ferguson off of The X Factor with a track called Backtrack. I have nothing witty to say about this so let’s just get on with it.
I quite like this. Ferguson has a fantastic voice and this is a snappy tune. Proof that occasionally X Factor does produce something decent. But One Direction and Jedward balance that fact out very well. 4/5.
Our penultimate song today sees boyband Lawson Standing in the Dark. The image of Lawson standing in the dark being really creepy is an image which is freaking me out.
Well this is typical boyband poppy rubbishness. I can’t believe that people still like this stuff and that this genre of music has barely moved on since the 90s. 2/5.
Our final song of the day is by Calvin Harris with vocals from Florence Welch off of Florence and the Machine. It’s called Sweet Nothing and might be brilliant. It’s a combination which can work wonderfully but have they pulled it off again?
Wow, yes they have. What a tune, this sounds brilliant. The video is odd though. The Harris music and the Florence voice have once again come together to create a fantastic sound. Wow. 4/5.
That’s all for this week but if you check out the chart page you can see the UK chart and and see my thoughts on all the songs in it! See you for more stuff later in the week!