Archive for May, 2010

Dizzee’s ‘Dirtee Disco’ leaps to No. 1

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Dirtee Disco’ has stormed to number one in this week’s UK singles charts.

After an impressive lead in the midweeks, Dizzee claimed his fourth ever number one – following ‘Dance Wiv Me’, ‘Bonkers’ and ‘Holiday’ – with the upbeat track from his Tongue ‘n’ Cheek album, ahead of last week’s number one B.o.B.

Reacting to his chart victory, the rapper said: “Yeah! It’s ridiculous, I have to keep my head down, keep doing good things and making people jumping up and down.”

Iyaz’s ‘Solo’, a new entry, pipped Jason Derulo’s ‘Ridin’ Solo to third place. It is the R’n’B-reggae artist’s second released track of the year, unable to beat his January release of ‘Replay’, whch shot to number one.

Elsewhere, Eminem debuted in fifth spot with ‘Not Afraid’, his first single from new album Recovery, while N-Dubz finished in sixth place with ‘We Dance On’, which saw a boost from its inclusion in the film StreetDance 3D.

While Edward Maya and Aggro Santos suffered only modest drops from last week, ‘Good Times’ were finally over for Roll Deep, who have slipped eight places in a fortnight. Sean Kingston & Justin Bieber also re-entered the top ten with ‘Eenie Meenie’.

Meanwhile, the raft of new entries dented the performances of Alexandra Burke, Usher, Plan B and Fyfe Dangerfield, who all left the top ten.

The top ten singles in full (click where possible to see official music video):
1. (-) Dizzee Rascal: ‘Dirtee Disco’
2. (1) B.o.B ft. Bruno Mars: ‘Nothin’ On You’
3. (-) Iyaz: ‘Solo’
4. (2) Jason Derulo: ‘Ridin’ Solo’
5. (-) Eminem: ‘Not Afraid’
6. (-) N-Dubz ft. Bodyrox: ‘We Dance On’
7. (5) Edward Maya ft. Vika Jigulina: ‘Stereo Love’
8. (7) Aggro Santos ft. Kimberly Wyatt: ‘Candy’
9. (3) Roll Deep: ‘Good Times’
10. (17) Sean Kingston & Justin Bieber: ‘Eenie Meenie’

Source: Official Charts Company

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B.o.B claims first ever UK number one

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

ImageB.o.B has claimed his first ever number one in the UK singles chart this week.

‘Nothin’ On You’ beat ‘Ridin’ Solo’, as Jason Derulo had to settle for second place again, while Roll Deep ended their three-week reign at number one, slipping to third place.

B.o.B, aka Bobby Ray Simmons, reacted on Radio 1 to his victory: “I just want to show people that there are endless possibilities of what you can do.

“You don’t just have to be a rapper; you can be anything you want to be and whatever you do, just love it and it will show.”

Elsewhere, Alexandra Burke jumped four places to number four with ‘All Night Long’, ahead of Edward Maya and Usher, who both fell to fifth and sixth spot respectively. Behind ‘OMG’ was Aggro Santos with ‘Candy’, which was down two places from last week.

Plan B and Fyfe Dangerfield took eighth and ninth spot, ahead of an unlikely new entry from Leeds United FC, who were promoted to the Football League Championship last weekend.

Moving out of the top ten, Glee dropped 20 places to number 27, while Kelis moved down just two spots to 12.

Meanwhile, Muse failed to make the top ten with their newly-released track ‘Neutron Star Collision’.

The top ten singles in full (click where possible for music videos):
1. (-) B.o.B ft. Bruno Mars: ‘Nothin’ On You’
2. (2) Jason Derulo: ‘Ridin’ Solo’
3. (1) Roll Deep: ‘Good Times’
4. (8) Alexandra Burke ft. Pitbull: ‘All Night Long’
5. (4) Edward Maya ft. Vika Jigulina: ‘Stereo Love’
6. (3) Usher ft. ‘OMG’
7. (5) Aggro Santos ft. Kimberly Wyatt: ‘Candy’
8. (6) Plan B: ‘She Said’
9. (7) Fyfe Dangerfield: ‘She’s Always A Woman’
10. (-) Leeds United FC: ‘Leeds Leeds Leeds (Marching On Together)’

Source: Official Charts Company

Joanna Page denies ‘Doctor Who’ rumours

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
Joanna Page
Joanna Page has revealed that she would love to appear in Doctor Who.

Recent reports claimed that the Gavin & Stacey actress was lined up to star in the BBC One show but Page has now denied the claims.

“It’s not true,” she told PA. “A friend was telling me about that. I was like, ‘I wish it was true’.

“I think I’ve got to be the only Welsh actress who has never been in Doctor Who so if someone would like me to be in Doctor Who I would love the part.”

Page’s Gavin & Stacey star James Corden will appear in a future episode of the series.

‘Robin Hood’ storms UK box office

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Russell Crowe as Robin HoodRobin Hood has knocked Iron Man 2 off the top of the UK box office.

Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe’s big screen revival of the Sherwood Forest outlaw nets £5.7 million in ticket sales to shoot straight to the chart summit.

Iron Man 2 is in second spot with £1.5 million and closing in on a £20 million cumulative UK haul after three weeks on general release. A Nightmare On Elm Street retains third place, while Hot Tub Time Machine and Furry Vengeance round out the top five.

Elsewhere, Four Lions holds steady at number six after expanding its theatrical release and rom-com The Back-up Plan falls to seven.

The UK box office top ten in full:

1. (-) Robin Hood – £5,750,332
2. (1) Iron Man 2 – £1,595,612
3. (3) A Nightmare On Elm Street – £649,323
4. (4) Hot Tub Time Machine – £573,122
5. (2) Furry Vengeance – £548,440
6. (6) Four Lions – £496,649
7. (5) The Back-up Plan – £478,917
8. (7) How To Train Your Dragon – £254,638
9. (8) The Last Song – £181,489
10. (9) Date Night – £127,785

Roll Deep beat Jason Derulo to No.1

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

ImageRoll Deep have beaten Jason Derulo to claim the number one spot in this week’s UK singles chart.

‘Ridin’ Solo’ jumped a massive ten places, but was unable to beat the grime crew, who fended off competition to stay at number one with ‘Good Times’.

Elsewhere, Usher and Aggro Santos finished in third and fifth place respectively, despite more positive midweek positions.

Among three entries in the top ten was Edward Mayo, who slotted in at an impressive fourth place, while Plan B fell three slots to number six.

Fyfe Dangerfield’s cover of Billy Joel’s 1977 song ‘She’s Always A Woman’, which was helped by its presence on John Lewis TV ads, debuted at number seven.

Alexandra Burke rose eight places to number eight, ahead of Glee’s cover of Bonnie Tyler’s power ballad ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’.

Kelis was a non-mover in tenth place, while Taio Cruz’s ‘Dirty Picture’ moved out of the top ten for the first time after nine weeks, settling for 11.

The top ten singles in full (click where possible for our videos):

1. (1) Roll Deep: ‘Good Times’
2. (12) Jason Derulo: ‘Ridin’ Solo’
3. (2) Usher ft. ‘OMG’
4. (-) Edward Maya ft. Vika Jigulina: ‘Stereo Love’
5. (-) Aggro Santos ft. Kimberly Wyatt: ‘Candy’
6. (3) Plan B: ‘She Said’
7. (14) Fyfe Dangerfield: ‘She’s Always A Woman’ (Links to John Lewis TV commercial)
8. (16) Alexandra Burke ft. Pitbull: ‘All Night Long’
9. (-) ‘Glee’ ft. Jonathan Groff: ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’
10. (10) Kelis: ‘Acapella’

Source: Official Charts Company

Juan Sheet

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

‘Iron Man’ holds off ‘Vengeance’ at UK Box Office

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2 has held off competition from five new entries to top the UK box office for the second consecutive weekend.

The Robert Downey Jr-led superhero film pulls in £3.2 million to lead the chart ahead of family comedy Furry Vengeance and horror remake A Nightmare On Elm Street.

Jennifer Lopez’s comeback vehicle The Back-up Plan lands at number five, while controversial comedy Four Lions performs well, taking in £600,000 to hit sixth spot. The feature directing debut from Brass Eye creator Chris Morris will expand into more venues this week after making a significant dent at the UK box office on just 115 screens.

Next week sees the release of Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, which is expected to challenge Iron Man at the chart summit.

The UK box office top ten in full:

1. (1) Iron Man 2 – £3,214,776
2. (-) Furry Vengeance – £1,778,050
3. (-) A Nightmare On Elm Street – £1,342,837
4. (-) Hot Tub Time Machine – £904,959
5. (-) The Back-up Plan – £710,201
6. (-) Four Lions – £608,608
7. (2) How To Train Your Dragon – £516,120
8. (4) The Last Song – £336,815
9. (3) Date Night – £336,345
10. (5) Clash Of The Titans – £291,352

Video: Karen Gillan interviews Matt Smith!

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Ever wondered what The Doctor’s favourite hot drink is? Or whether Matt Smith wears his Doctor outfit outside of hours?

These aren’t the sort of questions that any regular interviewer could get the answers to. No, they require someone on the inside, someone close to the source. Step forward Miss Karen Gillan.

Hit ‘play’ below to find out what happened when KG sat down for a chat with MS:

‘Iron Man 2’ scores UK box office No. 1

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
'Iron Man 2' scores UK box office No. 1

Iron Man 2 has debuted in first place at the UK box office.

The Robert Downey Jr-led blockbuster, based on the Marvel Comics superhero, pulls in £7.6 million over the weekend to easily claim the top spot ahead of How To Train Your Dragon. The total is £2 million up on the opening UK gross for Iron Man 2‘s 2008 predecessor.

The second Iron Man is one of a trio of new entries in the chart, the others being Miley Cyrus’s The Last Song (number four), her first effort outside the Hannah Montana brand, and Bollywood picture Housefull (number ten).

Clash Of The Titans and Kick-Ass are the biggest fallers, sliding to numbers five and eight respectively, while Roman Polanski’s The Ghost continues to perform strongly in the UK. The political thriller loses less than £100,000 in box office takings from last week to secure seventh spot.

The top ten UK movies in full:

1. (-) Iron Man 2 – £7,664,732
2. (3) How To Train Your Dragon – £843,663
3. (1) Date Night – £783,393
4. (-) The Last Song – £679,698
5. (2) Clash Of The Titans – £659,005
6. (4) Dear John – £608,637
7. (6) The Ghost – £548,270
8. (5) Kick-Ass – £402,864
9. (8) Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang – £388,832
10. (-) Housefull – £262,752