By Dan Lane
The Stoke born singer, who equalled his Take That bandmate Gary Barlow’s career tally of 14 Number 1 singles this past Sunday with Candy, looks set to hold on to Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart for a second week, while his ninth studio album, Take The Crown, is on course to debut at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart.
Despite scoring six of the UK’s 100 biggest selling albums, this is only the second time Robbie has achieved such a feat. The last time he did the Official Charts double was back in December 2001 when Something Stupid, his re-working of Carson And Gaile’s 1967 classic track, hit the top spot during his easy listening covers album Swing When You’re Winning ‘s seven week stand at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart.
“I'm re-energised and it's called Take The Crown for that reason!” Robbie told BBC Radio 1. “I want to take on the world, I want to be a top pop star, and I want to dominate the charts!"
If Take The Crown can hold onto its lead though to Sunday, it will be Robbie’s tenth Number 1 album, and 12th Top 10 album overall (including his 2003 live album, Live At Knebworth, and his two Best Of collections - 2004’s Greatest Hits and 2010’s In And Out Of Consciousness).
The Wanted are poised to score this week’s highest new entry with I Found You (Number 3). It will be the British boyband’s seventh Top 5 single to date. 2011 X Factor semi-finalist Misha B is on course for her highest charting single to date with Do You Think of Me new in at Number 6. Rita Ora’s Shine Ya Light is up 39 places to Number 8 following her performance on Sunday’s X Factor results show, while DJ and producer Nick Douwma, AKA Sub Focus, is on course for his highest charting single to date with Tidal Wave set to debut at Number 10.
Christina Aguilera, whose last Official Singles Chart appearance was guesting on the second biggest selling single of last year - Maroon 5’s Moves Like Jagger, is at Number 14 today with Your Body. Jason Mraz’s I Won’t Give Up (17) and Beyonce’s Listen (27) are both looking to re-enter the Official Singles Chart Top 40 on Sunday following recently-evicted Kye Sones’ and Jahmene Douglas’ respective performances on this weekend’s X Factor shows, while Sneakbo is at Number 35 today with his Beenie Man inspired track, Zim Zimma. It will be the South London MC’s first solo Top 40 hit (he previously guested on D’Banj’s Oliver Twist, which reached Number 9 in May of this year).
The Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
|2||BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL||LABRINTH FT EMELI SANDE|
|3||I FOUND YOU||THE WANTED|
|5||DON'T YOU WORRY CHILD||SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA/MARTIN|
|6||DO YOU THINK OF ME||MISHA B|
|7||CAN YOU HEAR ME (AYAYAYA)||WILEY/SKEPTA/JME/MS D|
|8||SHINE YA LIGHT||RITA ORA|
|10||TIDAL WAVE||SUB FOCUS FT ALPINES|
|12||SWEET NOTHING||CALVIN HARRIS/FLORENCE WELCH|
|13||ONE MORE NIGHT||MAROON 5|
|14||YOUR BODY||CHRISTINA AGUILERA|
|15||LATCH||DISCLOSURE FT SAM SMITH|
|16||DRINKING FROM THE BOTTLE||CALVIN HARRIS FT TINIE TEMPAH|
|17||I WON'T GIVE UP||JASON MRAZ|
|18||HO HEY||THE LUMINEERS|
|19||BEAUTY AND A BEAT||JUSTIN BIEBER FT NICKI MINAJ|
|20||WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER||TAYLOR SWIFT|
|21||HOTTEST GIRL IN THE WORLD||JLS|
|22||HALL OF FAME||THE SCRIPT FT WILL I AM|
|23||VA VA VOOM||NICKI MINAJ|
|24||NEVER TEAR US APART||PALOMA FAITH|
|25||I CRY||FLO RIDA|
|26||MILLION VOICES||OTTO KNOWS|
|28||TURN AROUND||CONOR MAYNARD FT NE-YO|
|29||ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN||ELLIE GOULDING|
|30||STANDING IN THE DARK||LAWSON|
|31||LET ME LOVE YOU (UNTIL YOU LEARN TO LOVE||NE-YO|
|32||SHE WOLF (FALLING TO PIECES)||DAVID GUETTA FT SIA|
|33||WONDER||NAUGHTY BOY FT EMELI SANDE|
|34||WE ARE YOUNG||FUN. FT JANELLE MONAE|
|36||SOME NIGHTS||FUN. FT JANELLE MONAE|
|37||ONE DAY/RECKONING SONG||ASAF AVIDAN & THE MOJOS|
|38||GOOD TIME||OWL CITY/CARLY RAE JEPSEN|
|39||LIVE WHILE WE'RE YOUNG||ONE DIRECTION|
|40||READ ALL ABOUT IT PT 3||EMELI SANDE|
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In addition to Robbie Williams’ Take The Crown (Number 1), there are nine other new entries on today’s Official Albums Chart Update.
Dutch violinist Andre Rieu and The Johann Strauss Orchestra look set to debut at Number 2 with their soundtrack covers album, Magic Of The Movies. This double album features re-workings of tracks from such iconic film scores as Titanic and The Godfather.
JLS are on course for their fourth Top 5 album with Evolution (Number 3), while The Military Wives second album, Stronger Together, looks set to debut at Number 5. Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles is at Number 7 with The Difficult Second Album, and Aerosmith are new in at Number 8 with Music From Another Dimension, the veteran US band’s first album of original material in nearly 11 years.
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is at Number 13 with his sixteenth UK Top 40 album, Opera, while US R&B star Ne-yo is on track to debut at Number 14 with his fifth album R.E.D., and singer/songwriter Kristina Train is new in at 19 with her second album, Dark Black.
And finally, the 20th anniversary edition of Manic Street Preachers’ landmark debut album, Generation Terrorists, is heading for Number 30. Originally released in February 1992, the album featured no less than seven hit singles, and kick-started the Welsh rockers’ impressive run of 33 consecutive Top 40 singles – a record which makes them the most consecutively charting British rock band of the last 20 years, beating such legends as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Iron Maiden in the all-time list.
The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
|1||TAKE THE CROWN||ROBBIE WILLIAMS|
|2||MAGIC OF THE MOVIES||ANDRE RIEU & JOHANN STRAUSS OR|
|4||18 MONTHS||CALVIN HARRIS|
|5||STRONGER TOGETHER||THE MILITARY WIVES|
|6||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|7||THE DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM||CHRIS MOYLES|
|8||MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION||AEROSMITH|
|9||THE ABBEY ROAD SESSIONS||KYLIE MINOGUE|
|10||TOGETHER||JONATHAN & CHARLOTTE|
|11||FALL TO GRACE||PALOMA FAITH|
|12||BABEL||MUMFORD & SONS|
|18||AN AWESOME WAVE||ALT-J|
|19||DARK BLACK||KRISTINA TRAIN|
|20||JAKE BUGG||JAKE BUGG|
|21||AMERICAN SOUL||MICK HUCKNALL|
|22||THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE||P!NK|
|23||BATTLE BORN||THE KILLERS|
|24||THE FIRE||MATT CARDLE|
|25||THE 2ND LAW||MUSE|
|26||THE LUMINEERS||THE LUMINEERS|
|27||THE BEST OF||EVA CASSIDY|
|28||UP ALL NIGHT||ONE DIRECTION|
|30||GENERATION TERRORISTS||MANIC STREET PREACHERS|
|32||OUI OUI SI SI JA JA DA DA||MADNESS|
|35||NUMBER 3||THE SCRIPT|
|37||MY HEAD IS AN ANIMAL||OF MONSTERS & MEN|
|39||SONGS FROM THE MOVIES AND MORE||DANIEL O'DONNELL|
|40||THE SOLDIERS||THE SOLDIERS|
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