New Entries 17th February 2008

by MV

Two causes for celebration as a result of Duffy ending Basshunter’s 5-week run at number one. First, the more interesting Miss 2008 does what the less interesting Miss 2008 failed to do, and all of this several weeks before the actual physical release of the single. OK, it’s not wildly original, or even that thrilling, but it sure beats ‘Chasing Pavements.’ More happily though, it also prevents Nickelback getting a UK chart record for the longest a single has been in the chart before making in to number 1. Chad’s still hanging in there at 2 though, so there’s time enough yet. Frighteningly.

H Two 0 ft. Platnum are at 7, and Onerepublic at 11, both on downloads alone, while Goldfrapp and The Feeling both move into the top ten following official releases. Paramore crack the top twenty with ‘Misery Business’ and Simple Plan make it to 26.

Further down the chart, Timbaland‘s ‘Scream’ is creeping up prior to its official release, as is a re-release of early-90s anthem ‘Something Good’ by Utah Saints. REM‘s big comeback ‘Supernatural Superserious’ is already lurking menacingly on the edges of the 40, some weeks before its offical release. Also bubbling under: downloads from Taio Cruz and Out of Office.

The Coral‘s new one falls short at 64, and plenty of other great tracks released in the last week fail to make the top 75 at all.