Take That: We R One
The big news is that Take That score their 11th #1 single in the United Kingdom with "Greatest Day," after a string of chart-toppers that began with July 1993's "Pray." Also, following "Patience" and "Shine," it's the foursome's third #1 since returning from a 10-year hiatus in 2006.
Interestingly, the That performed last weekend on The X Factor, as did former contestants on the series, Same Difference. The, uh, difference between the two was that Same Difference clearly lip-synced...which always seems odd on a live performance program when that happens. Especially a show that the brother-sister duo excelled on just last year.
And in a rather ho-hum turn of events, SD's debut single "We R One" debuts on the Brit chart at #13 this week, a position that doesn't look so hot when considering the cheery pop twosome's future.
Speaking of dismal, utter failure, Madonna's "Miles Away" has charted at #39 this week, thereby becoming her lowest placing in the U.K. ever. It's a far cry from her reign at the top with "4 Minutes" only seven months ago.
On the album chart, The Killers enter at the top with Day & Age. But I'd bet you 13 bargain-bin, half-priced "We R One" CD singles that Take That will give them the boot next week.
The U.K. Top 10:
1. "Greatest Day" - Take That *new* *1 week*
2. "If I Were A Boy" - Beyoncé
3. "Live Your Life" - T.I. Feat. Rihanna
4. "Human" - The Killers
5. "Hot N Cold" - Katy Perry
6. "The Boy Does Nothing'" - Alesha Dixon
7. "Womanizer'" - Britney Spears
8. "Hero" - X Factor Finalists
9. "Right Now (Na Na Na)'" - Akon
10. "The Promise" - Girls Aloud