UK Top 10 Singles

UK Top 10 Singles 1-14-22 – 1-20-22

By Iman Lababedi | January 15, 2022

her mama don’t like you and she likes everyone…

UK Top 10 Singles 1-7-22 – 1-13-22

By Iman Lababedi | January 7, 2022

Xmas is Xver and Adele is back to the top

UK Top 10 Singles 12-31-21 – 1-6-22

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2022

It feels like half an hour after sleeping with your best friend’s girlfriend

UK Top 10 Singles 12-24-21 – 12-30-21: Your Christmas Song

By Iman Lababedi | December 25, 2021

Baby Jesus is threatening to destroy the silent night unless LadBaby shuts up

UK Top 10 Singles 12-17-21 – 12-23-21

By Iman Lababedi | December 18, 2021

this hasn’t moved much

UK Top 10 Singles 12-10-21 – 12-16-21

By Iman Lababedi | December 11, 2021

bland and proforma Ed and Elton

UK Top 10 Singles 12-3-21 – 12-9-21

By Iman Lababedi | December 4, 2021

lost all working class crdentials

UK Top 10 Singles 11-26-21 – 12-2-21

By Iman Lababedi | November 27, 2021

Adele rules Britannia

UK Top 10 Singles 11-19-21 – 11-25-21

By Iman Lababedi | November 20, 2021

I wonder if Adele is gonna be the Christmas song or has she peaked too early?

UK Top 10 Singles 11-12-21 – 11-18-21

By Iman Lababedi | November 13, 2021

not a fan

UK Top 10 Singles 11-5-21 – 11-11-21

By Iman Lababedi | November 6, 2021

not a fan

UK Top 10 Singles 10-29-21 – 11-4-21

By Iman Lababedi | October 30, 2021

manages to maintain her position as queen of all she surveys

UK Top 10 Singles 10-22-21 – 10-28-21

By Iman Lababedi | October 23, 2021

the highest week 1 figure since Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You

UK Top 10 Singles 10-15-21 – 10-21-21

By Iman Lababedi | October 16, 2021

essentially a disco remix of “Rocket Man” featuring one of the the UK’s biggest stars…

UK Top 10 Singles 10-8-21 – 10-14-21

By Iman Lababedi | October 9, 2021

Ed Sheeran… oh well…

UK Top 10 Singles 10-1-21 – 10-7-21

By Iman Lababedi | October 2, 2021

may god have mercy on our soul if we we replace Ed with Coldplay

UK Top 10 Singles 9-24-21 – 9-30-21

By Iman Lababedi | September 25, 2021

I have nothing to say about Ed

UK Top 10 Singles 9-17-21 – 9-23-21

By Iman Lababedi | September 18, 2021

Ed replaces Ed

UK Top 10 Singles 9-10-21 – 9-16-21

By Iman Lababedi | September 11, 2021

Week 11 for Ed

UK Top 10 Singles 9-3-21 – 9-9-21

By Iman Lababedi | September 4, 2021

Ed Sheeran celebrates ten weeks on top

UK Top 10 Singles 8-27-21 – 9-2-21

By Iman Lababedi | August 28, 2021

Divide is still paying dividends

UK Top 10 Singles 8-20-21 – 8-26-21

By Iman Lababedi | August 21, 2021

get past Ed Sheeran

UK Top 10 Singles 8-13-21 – 8-19-21

By Iman Lababedi | August 14, 2021

Ed should have another week at the top coming up

UK Top 10 Singles 8-6-21 – 8-12-21

By Iman Lababedi | August 7, 2021

remains the King Of England

UK Top 10 Singles 6-28-15

By Iman Lababedi | June 21, 2015

Yeah, nothing to see here but even so LA DJ Deorro nails it dead to rights with “Five More Hours” -a nearly perfect dance pop confection. I’ll take it over just about everything and it may be too late but I can see it contending for summer song of the 2015.

UK Top 10 Singles 6-21-15

By Iman Lababedi | June 14, 2015

Not to be a reactionary, but this week has been the least reactionary chart of all time. The only new song here is the less than earth shattering “Shut Up And Dance” and everything else is mediocre jockeying for position. This is like a very warm Sunday afternoon -time for a snooze.

UK Top 10 Singles 6-14-15

By Iman Lababedi | June 8, 2015

After not much caring for the Miike Snow offshoot Galantis last week, this week it sounds much better. But it is Natalie La Rosa’s cover of Whitney Houston’s huge single that makes me less than surprised at the chance of it being a song of summer 2015.

UK Top 10 SIngles 6-7-15

By Iman Lababedi | May 31, 2015

this is the blandest of bland charts, there is nothing, not even the Tay remix, that isn’t product and not great product either. Maybe, MAYBE Lunchbox Lewis is the real thing, MAYBE Omi, but everything else here is way too manufactured even for a manufactured cult.

UK TOP 10 SINGLES 5-31-15

By Helen Bach | May 24, 2015

Seems this weeks singles have the combined appeal of bananas and sardines. Leave it to the UK to show us Americans what theyre made of.

UK Top 10 Singles 5-24-15

By Iman Lababedi | May 17, 2015

If I was a betting man, I’d go with Jess Glynne for song of the summer, but it ain’t over till Lunchmoney Lewis, who you probably remember from The Pinkprint, says it is. His dad is Ian Lewis, of reggae band Inner Circle, but “Nills”, a contender for song of the summer, is a bouncy and joy piano romp that should do him well here as well.

UK Top 10 Singles 5-17-15

By Iman Lababedi | May 10, 2015

This is the sound of modern pop music and it sounds like electronic dance beats plus melody, in other words, it sounds a helluva lot like trance, doesn’t it? Blonde is r&b trance, Bieber adds soul to EDM for the post-party heavy duty druggies.

UK Top 10 Albums 5-10-15

By Iman Lababedi | May 3, 2015

How did Tay get back to # 2 five months after 1989 dropped? No new song on the charts, sure she has three dates in June but that is three dates and it is in June. No surprise to see Blur at # 1… every album since Parklife has done the exact same thing. Ps: remember how they didn’t put “Popscene” on the UK version of Modern Life Is Rubbish because they were pissed it didn’t chart? They are doing the exact same thing with the US.

UK Top 10 Singles 5-10-15

By Iman Lababedi | May 3, 2015

The only excuse for “I Really Like You” is if it is a hit, then you forgive it for being irritating before you finish it once. Really, really, really… The Iggy is a goodie that improved off the other, and Alesso? A talented fellow going nowhere with this one.

UK Top 10 Singles 5-3-15

By Iman Lababedi | April 26, 2015

A slightly below average week with plenty of immensely shruggable music, majoring with Major Lazer, though even Clean Bandit, a band you’d think would always be a joy on the charts, dollop up more of the same. Disappointing without being a big shocker.

UK Top 10 Singles 4-26-17

By Iman Lababedi | April 19, 2015

England is a different country, they do things differently, which is the only explanation I have for reggae singer Omi’s catchy “Cheerleader” hitting the charts three years after the fact. The “deep and chilly” German DJ’s Felix Jaehn remix is certainly a beauty, and it caught on fast forcing the remix to be rush released. No kick from this quarter.

UK Top 10 Singles 4-19-15

By Iman Lababedi | April 13, 2015

I hated “Crossed Stars” when Kiera sang it, I hated it when Levine sang it both acoustic and electric, and I hate this terrible The Voice UK winner Stevie McCrorie’s version . The good news is there isn’t a chance in hell we will have to hear it Stateside, unless we’re dumb enough to follow the UK Charts.

UK Top 10 SIngles 4-12-15

By Iman Lababedi | April 6, 2015

Wow, Sam Smith is out of the top ten! I didn’t think it would ever happen! As for Sia, after years of saying all she had in her was “Titanium”, her vocal on “Wolves” thrilled me and left my defenses down for this track off her last album.

UK Top 10 Singles 4-4-15

By Iman Lababedi | March 30, 2015

You know Jess Glynn, right? She was the voice on Clean Bandits humongous “Rather Be”, as well as their less exalted but pretty great “Real Love”. This solo shot is almost the equal as well, with a gorgeous choppy intro and a typically tasty disco beat

UK Top 10 Singles 3-28-15

By Iman Lababedi | March 23, 2015

An uneventful week on the singles charts, James Bay is this years Hozier, Sam Smith is this years Sam Smith, but what else? Nothing. All quiet in the UK!

UK Top 10 Singles 3-21-15

By Iman Lababedi | March 16, 2015

A mediocre snooze of a chart with Sam Smith ascendency AGAIN, with a snooze of a remix I might add. If they took it any slower it could never have reached the top of the charts. Truly, a well known drag

UK Top 10 Singles 3-14-15

By Iman Lababedi | March 9, 2015

Now this is a fun list of songs, I will never like the Ellie song any more but I don’t hate it as much since watching that movie, and just about everything else is at least ok. Of the two new arrivals, Marlon is middling House pop and Years & Years is slightly above average synthpop.

UK Top 10 Singles 3-7-15

By Iman Lababedi | March 2, 2015

Emeli Sande sucked so bad when I saw her at Central Park a coupla years ago, but she has a terrific voice and before she turns into Adele or Amy Winehouse (I know, Amy has a good excuse…). Still, as house disco ballads, this is pretty hot stuff.

Uk Top 10 Singles – 3-1-15

By Iman Lababedi | February 23, 2015

Give young Eddie something, he sure has staying power, Is this eight months in the charts now? Plus he has a coupla more where that comes from, “”Even My Dad Does Sometimes” is patiently awaiting its close up. Meanwhile, I don’t see the charm on the Ellie track. Sounds awful lame to these ears. Her photography is another question…

UK Top 10 Singles Week Of 2-21-15

By Iman Lababedi | February 16, 2015

ot the greatest charts you’ll ever see but you can’t have everything, what it lacks in bang zoom it makes up with the Weeknd inching its way up the charts with the best 50 Shades track. Otherwise, the UK is reading more like the US charts every day, the only oddity here is Ella.

US Top 10 Singles 2-21-15

By Iman Lababedi | February 12, 2015

The story is McCartney’s return to the top ten for the first time (as a solo artist, remember “Free As A Bird”) in a mind bending 29 years. Proof that hard work is its own reward, or at least if you insist on remainig contemporary at whatever the cost huess what will happen? You’ll remain consistent. McCartney is the antithesis of his fan base, he absolutely insists upon being part of the contemporary conversation. All those folks who didn’t know who McCartney was, the entire rap demographic give or take, sure does now.

UK Top Singles 2-14-15

By Iman Lababedi | February 9, 2015

Man, that Ellie Goulding song is crappy. I can’t remember the last time an album has inspired so many astoundingly terrible songs and is Ellie’s the very worst? You know it may well be. This list makes me sleepy just reading it.

UK Top 10 Singles 2-7-15

By Iman Lababedi | February 2, 2015

They have a nice line of patter on Karen Harding: the Whitney Houston of House, and while that might well be oversell, this is a goodie, the beats thump and Karen has a powerful and beautiful voice. This should break US, no reason not to , except for its purity as form, which might not matter, right?

UK Top 10 Singles 1-23-15

By Iman Lababedi | January 19, 2015

Another hit off Smith’s debut album, so good because it is one of the best of a great bunch and I can’t wait for the new Olly to get released here, it is much better than the other picker Upper. But it is hard to write about these songs again. Really, will seem be hit refresh, how many times can we discuss starbucks lovers? Let’s move on till August…

UK Top 10 Singles 1-17-15

By Iman Lababedi | January 12, 2015

I once spent my Christmas holiday in the UK island Jersey, and it was a small hotel and for a week all the guests were best of friends but then it was over and everyone went their own way. But I ran into the couple purely by accident a couple of weeks later at home, and that’s exactly what the charts feel like in the third week of January. People you’re over.

UK Top 10 Singles 1-10-15

By Iman Lababedi | January 5, 2015

something of a holding pattern though the more I hear the Ronson-Mars collab the more it sounds like a major rip off, I guess it might be considered something like the way “Let’s Dance” ripped off “Twist And Shout” but all of it is a 70s rip off with James Brown on top. It’s OK but really, are we at the place where we need James Brown interpreted for us?