Remix Puts Leo Sayer On Top Of U.K. Singles Chart
As Arctic Monkeys continued their U.K. album chart reign, a remix of a 29-year-old Leo Sayer obscurity puts the erstwhile British star on top of the singles chart. DJ Meck's new take on "Thunder In MyAs Arctic Monkeys continued their U.K. album chart reign, a remix of a 29-year-old Leo Sayer obscurity puts the erstwhile British star on top of the singles chart.
"Thunder In My Heart" (Apollo/Free 2 Air) by Meck featuring Leo Sayer came to be after the DJ found a copy of Sayer's modest 1977 hit of that name in a bargain bin. His remix became a hot club item and after clearances were obtained, Sayer began promoting the track some weeks ago. It now gives him a second U.K. No. 1 to go alongside "When I Need You," from early 1977.
The singles chart listed another hit remix, as "You Got the Love" (Positiva) by the Source featuring Candi Staton returned to the top 10 at No. 7. The song is one of the true perennials of crossover dance music, having previously reached No. 4 in 1991 and No. 3 in 1997 for the Source, aka British producer John Truelove, and veteran U.S. soul vocalist Staton.
Fall Out Boy's U.S. hit "Sugar We're Goin' Down" (Mercury) opened in Britain at No. 8, and there were top 25 entries for U.K. band Kubb with "Grow" (Mercury, No. 18), former Blue vocalist Antony Costa with "Do You Ever Think Of Me" (Globe, No. 19) and Alarm MMVI with "Superchannel" (EMI UK, No. 24).
Arctic Monkeys snagged a third week atop the U.K. album chart with "Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not" (Domino). James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) moved 3-2 to trade places with Richard Ashcroft's "Keys To the World" (Parlophone). "The Very Best of Johnny Mathis" (Columbia) climbed 12-6 to give the American balladeer his first British top 10 album since "Unforgettable: A Musical Tribute To Nat 'King' Cole" in 1983.
Blunt also leads the European Top 100 Albums chart for a fourth straight week, while Madonna's 12-week run atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Hung Up" (Warner Bros) is ended by "Run It!" (Jive) by Chris Brown featuring Juelz Santana.