The Lady’s Back – but it’s Glee’s Week


Lady Gaga takes her ‘Bad Romance’ back to the top of the Singles Chart this week after an absence of 4 weeks during which time the single never left the Top 3. Although a very close contender for the top spot, Sidney Samson’s ‘Riverside (Let’s Go!)’ has to be content with climbing one place to No2 while Iyaz also takes ‘Replay’ up one place to No3.

The biggest presence on the Singles Chart this week, however,  has to be the Cast from Glee as the hit U.S. TV series hits our screens.  Six of their cover versions as aired in the first two episodes occupy the Top 50, the highest of which is their recording of Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ jumping from last week’s No33 to this week’s No4.  Journey themselves benefit from this exposure as their original version enjoys its highest chart position for two years as it climbs to No16 and has now had an astonishing 86 weeks in the Top 50.

Paolo Nutini holds at No1 on the Album Chart with  ‘Sunny Side Up’ ahead of Florence & The Machine whose ‘Lungs’ climbs from No5 to No2 and Lady Gaga who drops a place to occupy the third slot.  This week’s highest new entry belongs to Vampire Weekend whose second album ‘Contra’ enters the chart at No4 , a huge improvement on their self titled first album which entered the chart at No54 and took 6 months to climb to its peak position of No24.  You Me At Six also see their second album outshine their first as ‘Hold Me Down’ enters the Chart at No24 – 2008’s ‘Take Off Your Colours’ failed to make the Chart.

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