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UK Chart Prediction League: Week 004



last week, despite the wild movement within the charts, the American entrants in the competition pulled into a dead heat with the British team, raising the average into a tie. The greatest mover of the week was Scott McKeating, who climbed into 4th place overall in the individual standings. Dom, after taking last week off, will be absent this week as well. Without further ado, last week’s charts, the results and next week’s predictions!

Last Week’s Chart

10) RAGHAV – Can’t Get Enough (NEW ENTRY)
9) DEEPEST BLUE – Give It Away (NEW ENTRY)
8) BOOGIE PIMPS – Somebody To Love
7) RONAN KEATING – She Believes In Me
6) OUTKAST – Hey Ya!
5) KELIS – Milkshake
4) LMC vs. U2 – Take Me To The Clouds Above
3) KEANE – Somewhere Only We Know (NEW ENTRY)
2) SAM & MARK – With A Little Help From My Friends
1) BUSTED – Who’s David (NEW ENTRY)

Standings
Individual

Todd Burns – 72 (Byes: 4)
Dom Passantino – 58 (3)
Scott Plagenhoef – 35 (3)
Scott McKeating – 33 (4)
William Swygart– 30 (4)
Gavin Mueller – 26 (3)
Simon Hampson – 22 (3)
John Brandt – 10 (4)

Team
United Kingdom – 35. 75
United States – 35.75

United States
Gavin Mueller

1. Britney Spears - Toxic [NEW ENTRY]

This week America struts it stuff in the UK in the face of way too many homegrown ballads coming out this week. I imagine this Madonna-lite will play even better across the pond than it does in the States.

2. Busted - Who's David

This song is pretty crappy, but it's so ingenuous I can't help but want to give it some love. The residual pop-punk trappings help it stand out from the more adult-contemporary fare coming out. Plus, they bring out the cheese in heavy amounts, and you know how Americans feel about cheese.

3. Sam & Mark - A Little Help From My Friends

Better than any American Idol single, but then again this was written by the Beatles. And wisely, this track changes little from the original (Rule #1: Don't Fuck With The Beatles), besides cleaning things up a bit. I've never been much of a Beatles fan, but this song does something for me. How terrible would it be if I got into the Beatles via Sam & Mark?

4. Keane - Somewhere Only We Know

Coldplay's got some chart downtime, but their fans are hungry! They can gnaw on this gristle for a while.

5. Westlife - Obvious [NEW ENTRY]

Charting Westlife over Lord And Master Ronan Keating? My theory (and the guiding principle behind this song) is that more is more. More members is more better. More production is more better. I still can't extract myself from the syrup left behind by those string arrangements.

6. Twista - Slow Jamz [NEW ENTRY]

I'm not sure how American hip hop plays in the UK, but this song should play well everywhere. It's miles better than 50 Cent's "If I Can't," which came out this week, and—surprise! —sounds like every other 50 Cent song. After overcoming my initial horror at Jamie Foxx singing the hook, I learned to embrace "Slow Jamz" in all its polyrhythmic glory. Sure to be one of the biggest singles of the year, I'm giving it some time to work its way up the charts.

7. Lmc vs U2 - Take Me To The Clouds Above

Mashups in the top ten! Vhat a country!

8. Raghav - Can't Get Enough

Whoa, this song rules! Justin Timberlake goes bhangra, a far more complete melding of Eastern and Western pop trends than Panjabi MC. Barring a Jay-Z remix, this will never hit the US, but I'll pull for it where I can.

9. Outkast - Hey Ya!

The pop juggernaut has been slowed by the tempestuous and unpredictable UK waters. Even though I'm pretty much done with this song for a while, I'm not foolish enough to knock it out of the Top Ten. Yet.

10. Deepest Blue - Give It Away

However, I am foolish enough to drop "Milkshake" off in favor of a pet pick—Deepest Blue's dancefloor burner. Something about those swirling atmospherics does it to me. Plus, what good what a Top Ten be without a token dance song?

John Brandt

1. Peter Andre - Mysterious Girl
2. Deepest Blue - Give It Away
3. Busted - Who's David
4. Sam and Mark - With a Little Help from My Friends
5. Raghav - Can't Get Enough
6. Kelis - Milkshake
7. OutKast - Hey Ya!
8. Westlife - Obvious
9. LMC vs. U2 - Take Me to the Clouds Above
10. Jamelia - Thank You

Todd Burns

1. Peter Andre - Mysterious Girl
2. Westlife - Obvious
3. Busted - Who's David?
4. Jamelia - Thank You
5. Sam and Mark - With A Little Help From My Friends
6. Lemar - Another Day
7. Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
8. LMC vs. U2 - Take Me To The Clouds Above
9. Kelis - Milkshake
10. Outkast - Hey Ya!

Scott Plagenhoef

1. Peter Andre - Mysterious Girl
2. Westlife - Obvious
3. Busted - Who’s David
4. Sam and Mark - With a Little Help From My Friends
5. Jamelia - Thank You
6. Lemar - Another Day
7. Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
8. LMC vs. U2 - Take Me to the Clouds Above
9. Kelis - Milkshake
10. Outkast - Hey Ya!

United Kingdom
Simon Hampson
1. Peter Andre 'Mysterious Girl'
2. Busted 'Who's David'
3. Westlife 'Obvious'
4. Sam & Mark 'With a Little Help From My Friends’
5. 50 cent 'If I Can’t’
6. Jamelia 'Thank You'
7. Outkast 'Hey Ya'
8. lmc vs U2 'Take Me to the Clouds Above’
9. Lemar 'Another Day'
10. Raghav 'Can't Get Enough'

Scott McKeating
1. Peter Andre - Mysterious Girl
2. Westlife - Obvious
3. Busted - Who's David?
4. Jamelia - Thank You
5. LMC vs. U2 - Take Me to the Clouds Above
6. Sam and Make - With a Little Help From My Friends
7. Deepest Blue - Give It Away
8. Outkast - Hey Ya
9. Lemar - Another Day
10. Alex Parks – Cry

William Swygart
1. Peter Andre – Mysterious Girl
2. Westlife – Obvious
3. Busted – Who’s David
4. Jamelia – Thank You
5. LMC – Take Me To The Clouds Above
6. Sam & Mark – With A Little Help From My Friends
7. VS – Love You Like Mad
8. Kelis – Milkshake
9. Lemar – Another Day
10. JX – Restless

Dom "I Promise I'll get This In On Time Next Week" Passantino
1. Peter Andre- Mysterious Girl
2. Westlife- Obvious
3. Busted- Who’s David
4. Sam and Mark- With A Little Help From My Friends
5. LMC vs U2- Take Me To The Clouds Above
6. Lemar- Another Day
7. Kelis- Milkshake
8. Outkast- Hey Ya
9. 50 Cent- If I Can’t
10. Boogie Pimps- Somebody To Love


By: Stylus Staff
Published on: 2004-02-27
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