Newton Faulkner has beaten off Frank Ocean; Florence + The Machine have a Number One single
Story filed by Aoife Moriarty on July 15, 2012
Florence ‘+’ The Machine have achieved their first ever Number One single in the UK with ‘Spectrum (Say My Name)’.
According to Music Week, the placing is largely thanks to the Calvin Harris remix of the track (SHOCKING NEWS).
Last week’s Number One, Maroon 5′s ‘Payphone’, falls to Number 2 while National Treasure will.i.am holds fast at Number 3. Changed Man Chris Brown’s ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ and Stooshe’s ‘Black Heart’ are at places 4 and 5 respectively.
In album news, Newton Faulkner has beaten off Frank Ocean in the ‘LPs’ chart. Ocean’s opus ‘Channel ORANGE’ was just 3,000 copies behind Faulkner’s latest, having been rush-released by Def Jam on Tuesday.
Also new to the album charts this week is ex-American Idoler Adam Lambert’s ‘Trespassing’ at Number 16 with accompanying single ‘Never Close Our Eyes’ entering the singles chart at Number 17.