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Chart update – w/c 26 Apr 2010

By | Published on Monday 26 April 2010

Right, I think it’s about time the music buying public and I had a little chat. I am willing to put up with many things, and turn a blind eye if need be. But I cannot stand by and allow Diana Vickers to get to number one in the singles chart without comment.

What the fuck were you all thinking? Is the novelty of hearing someone sing like they’ve got a snooker ball in the back of their throat that much of a pull that you want to be able to listen to it at your leisure? I know there’s always going to be music in the chart that I don’t like, and I generally see that as a good thing. But, Jesus Christ, people. Are you ill or something?

Even though Chipmunk is possibly the worst rapper to ever walk this Earth, I’d still rather see him at number one over Vickers, instead of being at number three, where his new single, ‘Until You Were Gone’, has entered the chart this week.

Still, this week is one for barely explainable anomalies. Also a new fixture in the top ten is Tina Turner’s ‘Simply The Best’, at number nine. This is all thanks to an internet campaign by fans of Rangers football club, coinciding with the team taking the Scottish Premier League title yesterday. Rivals Celtic were campaigning to get Gerry & The Pacemakers’ ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ in the chart ahead of Rangers’ effort, but, as with the football league, they came second – only managing to get their choice to number 33. But then, as they were both aiming for number one, I’d say both were losers. In fact, considering who actually got to number one, I’d say we’re all losers. Let’s all go and have a little cry.

Done that? Good. Let’s continue. Other new entries in the singles chart this week are 3OH!3 at 22 with ‘Don’t Trust Me’, and the cast of ‘Glee’ at number 35 with their cover of Lionel Richie’s ‘Hello’. And did I mention that Diana Vickers is at number one? Fucking hell.

Thankfully the album chart is currently a Vickers free zone. And long may it stay that way. Rushing to the top this week are AC/DC with the soundtrack to ‘Iron Man 2’, just slipping ahead of Paul Weller, who is at number two with his latest album, ‘Wake Up The Nation’. New at four is Meat Loaf with ‘Hang Cool, Teddy Bear’, and Kate Nash goes in at eight with ‘My Best Friend Is You’.

Outside the top ten, Selena Gomez & The Scene are new at twelve with ‘Kiss & Tell’, James are at 20 with ‘The Night Before’, and ‘Tony Bennett Sings The Ultimate America Songbook Vol 1’ is at 35.

The charts should just not be published in weeks when Diana Vickers features in either of them. Though that would be a decision that would have to be made by The Official Charts Company.