Archive for July, 2015

The Big Top 40 will remain on Sundays

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart Show may be moving to Fridays, but commercial radio’s networked chart is sticking to Sundays.

The Vodafone Big Top 40 will stay in its traditional Sunday afternoon slot, despite official chart release dates prompting a move to Fridays for Radio 1’s rival programme.

Global Radio was previously reported to be considering a potential move for the Big Top 40 show, but the company has confirmed that it will not make any changes.

A spokesperson told RadioToday: “Sunday is the home of the charts. The Vodafone Big Top 40 is still the only place you can enjoy the UK’s hottest hit music almost a week before any other chart and includes the official iTunes top 10, every Sunday from 4pm to 7pm.”

Marvin Humes and Kat Shoob currently host The Vodafone Big Top 40, which is broadcast on 140 radio stations across the UK. It is the biggest programme on UK commercial radio, with around 2.5 million listeners each week.

The chart has no affiliation with the Official Charts Company, and is based on radio airplay and music download figures provided by iTunes.

Greg James will host the new Official Chart Show on Friday (July 10) at 4pm on BBC Radio. The DJ told Digital Spy that Friday is the “perfect” day for the chart to be broadcast.

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Amy Winehouse documentary sets UK box office record

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Asif Kapadia’s Amy has achieved the highest-grossing opening weekend by a British documentary at the UK box office.

The film, which focuses on the life of late singer Amy Winehouse, has so far taken £520,528.

Amy‘s opening weekend is the UK’s second biggest for a non-concert documentary – only Michael Moore’s 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 opened bigger – and fifth biggest documentary opening ever.

Mark Ronson recently said that he finds Kapadia’s documentary to be “respectful” of its subject, following controversy over its use of interview footage.

Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse branded the finished movie a “disgrace” and told the filmmakers they should be “ashamed” of how they edited his comments.

Kapadia himself claimed that he didn’t start off as a fan of the singer when making the picture.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (1) Minions – £6,238,498
2. (-) Terminator Genisys – £3,793,617
3. (2) Jurassic World – £2,610,612
4. (-) Magic Mike XXL – £1,575,092
5. (-) Amy – £523,192
6. (3) Spy – £304,610
7. (5) Empire Strikes Back (Secret Cinema) – £293,275
8. (-) Guillaume Tell – Royal Opera – £114,673
9. (4) Mr Holmes – £113,635
10. (7) Knock Knock – £66,685

Source: Rentrak

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Arkham Knight remains number one, despite 74% drop in sales

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Batman: Arkham Knight has maintained its grip on the top of the all-format gaming chart, despite a hefty drop in week-on-week sales.

Second week sales for the game are down by 74%, although a lack of new releases means a lack of challengers.

It’s once again followed by LEGO Jurassic World in second and Elder Scrolls Online in third, while The Witcher 3 and GTA 5 climb to fourth and fifth.

With Minecon taking place during the past weekend, Minecraft: Xbox Edition and Minecraft: PlayStation Edition both make a reappearance in the top ten again, climbing to seven and ten, respectively.

Yoshi’s Woolly World, FIFA 15 and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare also appear in the top ten.

At the tail-end of the chart, Far Cry 4 re-enters at 17, while Terraria and Mortal Kombat X reappear at 19 and 20.

The top 20 in full:
1. (1) Batman: Arkham Knight (Warner Bros Interactive)
2. (2) LEGO Jurassic World (Warner Bros Interactive)
3. (3) Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (Bethesda)
4. (5) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Bandai Namco)
5. (6) Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
6. (4) Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo)
7. (11) Minecraft: Xbox Edition (Microsoft)
8. (8) FIFA 15 (EA Sports)
9. (7) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision)
10. (12) Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (Sony)
11. (9) Destiny (Activision)
12. (16) Dying Light (Warner Bros)
13. (14) Payday 2: Crimewave Edition (505 Games)
14. (15) Farming Simulator 15 (Koch Media)
15. (19) Splatoon (Nintendo)
16. (17) Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Microsoft)
17. (-) Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft)
18. (13) MOTOGP 15 (PQube)
19. (-) Terraria (505 Games)
20. (-) Mortal Kombat X (Warner Bros Interactive)

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C) 2015 Ukie Ltd.

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Lost Frequencies achieves first UK number one single

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Lost Frequencies has achieved his first ever number one single with ‘Are You With Me’.

The Belgian DJ, aka Felix De Laet, fought off competition from Tinie Tempah to top the UK singles chart with his remix of Easton Corbin’s original.

Speaking after reaching number one, Lost Frequencies said: “When I produced ‘Are You With Me’ in 2014 I did not expect it to grow this big.

“It’s a real honour to reach the number one position in one of the leading music markets of the world.”

He added: “You can’t believe how happy and proud I am. Thanks to all those who supported the tune.”

Elsewhere, Tinie Tempah’s ‘Not Letting Go feat. Jess Glynne’ is down to two, while Rita Ora enters at three with her new track ‘Poison’.

Walk The Moon’s ‘Shut Up and Dance’ stays at four and Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On feat. MO and DJ Snake’ is at five.

Meanwhile, Krept & Konan enter the top ten for the first time with ‘Freak of the Week feat. Jeremih’, which is at nine.

Finally, Birdy’s ‘Wings’ is at 31, re-entering the Top 40 for the first time since 2013.

Source: Official Charts Company

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Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money (Explicit)

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

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