Welcome back to our weekly Stadium Music Chart, representing the most popular new releases playing out across the nation’s Football Grounds and Sport Stadiums, compiled using official Shoot Music DJ download data.
Well, that concludes another international break. England have looked fairly dominant, Ronaldo has shone for Portugal just days before teaming up with his new colleagues at Utd, and in terms of music we’ve seen DJ downloads soar from a mix of EFL, SPL & international sides. However, Premier League football is back this weekend, and so are downloads from club DJs as they arrive in abundance! There’s a couple of familiar faces returning to the chart this week too, accompanied by the arrival of a legend of the music scene, who has dominated over the past decade or so.
STADIUM MUSIC CHART STANDINGS
- (1) THE SHERLOCKS – City Lights (3 Weeks)
- (3) BLOSSOMS – Care For (4 Weeks)
- (2) ELTON JOHN x DUA LIPA – Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) (4 Weeks)
- (4) THE VACCINES – Alone Star (5 Weeks)
- (7) JACK SAVORETTI – Secret Life (3 Weeks)
- (NE) SIGRID – Burning Bridges (1 Week)
- (8) JUNGLE – Keep Moving – Loving In Stereo (Album) (4 Weeks)
- (9) ALUNA – Summer of Love (4 Weeks)
- (NE) TONY PERRY – Free For Sweet Harmony (dancelab mix) (1 Week)
- (10) SWITCH DISCO – Everything (7 Weeks)
- (NE) EXAMPLE – Every Single Time (1 Week)
- (11) NEW HYPE – Love Again (2 Weeks)
- (NE) TOM GRENNAN – Don’t Break The Heart (1 Week)
- (12) YUNGBLUD – fleabag (2 Weeks)
- (NE) MENTIS – Excuses (feat. Kate Wild) (1 Week)
- (18) JOEL CORRY X JAX JONES – Out Out (2 Weeks)
- (14) DISCLOSURE – Another Level (2 Weeks)
- (16) DERMOT KENNEDY – Better Days (2 Weeks)
- (20) DMA’S – We Are Midnight – (from latest EP) (2 Weeks)
- (19) DISCLOSURE – Seduction (2 Weeks)
Kicking things off around the Champions League spots, The Sherlocks remain resilient at top spot with their superb single ‘City Lights’, receiving the highest number of downloads among the bunch. ‘City Lights’ continues to receive plays at a number of grounds, including two particularly historic stadiums in Celtic Park & Anfield. However, the Bolton boys should be wary of Stockport’s finest, Blossoms, who leapfrog Elton & Dua to claim 2nd. This is not only thanks to airplay from their boyhood club Manchester City, but vital downloads from sides in the SPL & non-footballing team, St Helens who play rugby in the Betfred Super League.
‘City Lights’ & ‘Care For’ are slightly different tracks in terms of energy and composition, with The Sherlocks’ number being perfect, pre-match/build-up material, while Tom from Blossoms has already explained they were going for that feel-good, post-wedding dance vibe with ‘Care For’. Regardless, both will be given exposure and utilised in different ways by a variety of clubs during the weeks & months to come.
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There’s some exciting movement at mid-table, but we’ll start by giving a shout-out to our current longest serving charter, Switch Disco who have been present for 7 weeks with their track ‘Everything’. The dance duo have had one hell of a summer since the release of their debut single, receiving plays on hit show Love Island, and achieving support from Radio 1 and DJ’s Scott Mills and Chris Stark, Capital FM, Kiss FM, AJ Tracey, Manchester City FC, Chelsea FC, Formula 1’s McLaren and some of the largest DJ record pools in the world. Brimming with feel-good energy, ‘Everything’ has been one of the defining dance tracks of summer 2021.
Just above and below Switch Disco you’ll find two new entrees. At 9th we have the extremely talented Tony Perry, who since performing to 90,000 at his Wembley Stadium Residences during the Euros this summer, has gone on to put out his first ever official release. ‘Free For Sweet Harmony’ has gone down incredibly well, with support from the likes of Manchester City, Celtic, Crystal Palace, and more.
One place below Switch Disco, we see the arrival of an absolute stalwart…it’s Example! On the brink of releasing his much-anticipated eighth studio album, Mr Gleave is back with his track ‘Every Single Time’, featuring What So Not & Lucy Lucy. Example is another artist who is seeing his material aired inside non-footballing stadia as well as football grounds, with Surrey Heat Basketball latching onto the record. This one immediately has a sense of familiarity, with Example stamping down his trademark vocal over blissful production. It lends itself to a euphoric feeling and explores the impact that songs have on people’s fondest memories.
Best Of The Rest
While Guy and Howard of Disclosure dominate the lower spots with two numbers from their brilliant, new 5-track EP ‘Never Enough‘, there is yet another debut single & new entry from MENTIS. The Liverpool-based DJ teams up with vocalist Kate Wild to bring us ‘Excuses’. Wild has previously been featured on tracks by ShiftK3y, Hot Since 82, Luciano & Low Steppa, and really completes this one. It can currently be heard inside the Hawthorns, Ashton Gate & Anfield!
Other Notable Entrees
SIGRID – ‘Burning Bridges’, TOM GRENNAN – ‘Don’t Break The Heart’