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Chart update – w/c 10 May 2010

By | Published on Monday 10 May 2010

So, atop the singles chart for the second week running are Roll Deep with ‘Good Times’, which features guest vocals from Jodie Connor alongside crew members Wiley, Breeze, Scratchy, Flow Dan, Danny Weed, Brazen, Manga, J2K and Target.

In fact, there’s no change in the top three at all, with Usher still at number two and Plan B refusing to budge at three. But to make up for it, numbers four and five are both new entries, with Pendulum’s ‘Watercolour’ and Aggro Santos’ ‘Candy’ going straight into those slots respectively.

Outside the top ten, Fyfe Dangerfield is new in the top 40 at number fourteen, leaping up from last week’s 99, Sophie Ellis-Bextor enters the chart at 25, Rihanna is at 30 with ‘Te Amo’ after four weeks spent lower down the top 100, Kevin Rudolf’s collab with Birdman and Jay Sean, ‘I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)’, is at 37, and Biffy Clyro have just slipped in with ‘Bubbles’ at 40.

Now, what can I say about the album chart this week? I thought we’d had this out when Diana Vickers reached number one in the singles chart. I thought that was the end of it. I thought everyone had agreed not to buy her records any more. And if that’s the case, what the hell is she doing having a number one album? Her voice is completely unbearable on that one single, why would anyone want to stretch that pain over 47 minutes and ten seconds (yes, I looked up how long the album is)? I can only imagine that a lot of people’s enemies have received copies as gifts.

Urgh. Well, also new in the top ten albums is ‘Need You Now’ by Lady Antebellum, while ‘The Magic Of Mantovani’ is straight in at 23, Deftones’ sixth album ‘Diamond Eyes’ is in at 26, and Adam Lambert’s ‘For Your Entertainment’ is at 36. There are a few re-entries in the top 40, too. Chipmunk’s ‘I Am Chipmunk’ is at 31, The Stone Roses’ eponymous debut pops up to 38 after a run of 207 weeks in the top 100, and Kasabian’s ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’ is back in the chart at 39.

The charts are muddied with the presence of Diana Vickers by The Official Charts Company.