X Factor winners Little Mix have gone to the top of the UK singles charts with their new single Wings, while X Factor hopeful has also charted.
Sam & the Womp only lasted one week at Numero Uno before being ousted this week by Little Mix. God knows why because the Little Mix track appears to have been around for at least a couple of weeks and isn’t particularly good in my opinion. I thought their cover of Damien Rice’s Cannonball that came out last year was better. I guess their position at the top owes more to clever marketing than the quality of the track itself.
More interestingly is that X Factor hopeful Lucy Spraggan has charted at Number 11 with her track Last Night despte it being removed from digital music sites earlier in the week. She performed the song on the Audition Show and got an amazing reaction from the judges and audience prompting the album, and that particular track, to generate thousands of digital sales prior to it being withdrawn.
Calvin Harris has unveiled his new single ‘Sweet Nothing’, which features the vocals of Florence Welch from Florence & the Machine.
The track will feature on his third album ‘18 Months’, which will be released at the end of October. As well as Welch, Ellie Goulding, Tinie Tempah, Nicky Romero, Kelis, Ne-Yo, Dillon Francis, Ayah and Example will also feature on the record. ’Sweet Nothing’ will be released as a single in October.
He has previously worked with Florence & the Machine when he did an excellent remix of their recent single ‘Spectrum’, which has undoubtedly been one of the dance tracks of the summer.
One of my favourite soul tracks at the moment is Feeling Single by R Kelly. It has a sound that is influenced by 70s and 80s disco. Give it a listen.