Singles Chart Analysis: Jessie J hits No.1 with 57k sales

Singles Chart Analysis: Jessie J hits No.1 with 57k sales

Price Tag (993,894 sales to date) seems set to top the 1m mark in the next fortnight, while the Who You Are album will inevitably hit the mark later this year. Despite Domino's dash, Who You Are goes into reverse this week, slipping 8-12 (13,101 sales). It has sold 835,678 copies since its release 46 weeks ago, and has never been out of the Top 30.

Last week's top three all lose ground, with Flo Rida's Good Feeling dipping 1-2 (46,020 sales), Coldplay's Paradise dipping 2-7 (28,837 sales) and Taio Cruz's Troublemaker falling 3-6 (29,823 sales).

Rizzle Kicks' third single, Mama Do The Hump, climbs for the fifth week in a row, improving 5-3 (41,087 sales), and precipitates a further jump for parent album Stereo Typical, which climbs 24-14 (12,279 sales).

With individual singles selling poorly, despite the overall health of the sector, TV helps two young female singers' debut hits to handsome rebounds. Lana Del Ray impressed on ITV's The Jonathan Ross Show (Saturday 7th), prompting her Video Games single to bounce 26-16 (17,959 sales). On the following day on the same station, Birdy's recording of Bon Iver's Skinny Love was danced to by Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter in the season opener of Dancing With The Stars. It had a dramatic effect on the song, which re-enters the chart at number 25, 10 months after its debut, and eight months after it peaked at number 17. It sold 12,230 copies last week, raising its cumulative tally to 272,664. It has also reawakened interest in the 15-year old's eponymous debut album, which jumps 78-47 (3,860 sales).

There was enough of a buzz on David Guetta's Titanium for it to debut and peak at number 16 as an album track last August. Now a single, it reaches a new peak, scorching 61-8 (26,045 sales) to become Guetta's 12th Top 10 hit. It is the second Top 10 hit for guest vocalist Sia, who reached number 10 with her 2000 debut hit, Taken For Granted.

Four songs make their Top 40 debuts this week.

Pixie Lott's ninth Top 40 hit, Kiss The Stars debuts at number 14 (18,647 sales). It is the third single from her second album Young Foolish Happy, and makes a smaller impact than the first two: All About Tonight and What Do You Take Me For debuted and peaked at number one and number 10, respectively.

Pitbull marked his 31st birthday yesterday (15th) by securing his fourth Top 40 hit from latest album Planet Pit. A collaboration with Chris Brown, it jumps 44-23 (12,639 sales). It is Pitbull's 14th Top 40 hit, and Brown's 17th.

Kelly Clarkson secured the fourth biggest-selling single of her career with Mr. Know It All, the introductory single from her fifth album Stronger. The album's second single, What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) flexes its muscle, jumping 71-21 (13,059 sales). The album, which debuted and peaked at number five last October, climbs 59-51 (3,699 sales).

A massive hit over much of Europe and Australasia, Belgian-born Australian Gotye's engaging Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) accelerates 97-36 (8,967 sales).

On its ninth week in the Top 75, Beyonce's Love On Top jumps 20-13 (19,174 sales) to establish a new peak, and the BBC's Sound Of 2012 winner Michael Kiwanuka also heads north, with debut hit Home Again climbing 37-29 (10,228 sales).

After 14 weeks in the Top 10, We Found Love slips 9-11 for Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris - but sales of 21,879 leave it just 46,580 sales short of the million. Rihanna's follow-up, You Da One faltered 16-24 last week but now rebounds to number 19 (15,388 sales).

Overall singles sales are down 7.03% week-on-week at 3,396,364 - 5.78% above same week 2011 sales of 3,210,812.


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