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.
Another weekend of exciting football lies ahead, and if you’re visiting grounds you can expect to hear some gems over your clubs’ PA systems. Not only is the top 20 flooded with talent, our chart is looking more diverse than ever, containing both established and up and coming artists, of all backgrounds and genres. There really are no limitations to this, as The Sherlocks show by fighting off some far more experienced artists and holding their own at the top for yet another week. That leads us nicely into the rest of the top 4, let’s see what’s changed…
STADIUM MUSIC CHART STANDINGS
- (1) THE SHERLOCKS – City Lights (4 Weeks)
- (3) BLOSSOMS – Care For (5 Weeks)
- (2) ELTON JOHN x DUA LIPA – Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) (5 Weeks)
- (NE) STEREOPHONICS – Hanging On Your Hinges (1 Week)
- (4) THE VACCINES – Alone Star (6 Weeks)
- (5) JACK SAVORETTI – Secret Life (4 Weeks)
- (6) SIGRID – Burning Bridges (2 Week)
- (NE) RAG’N’BONE MAN – Alone (Nothing But Thieves Remix) (1 Week)
- (9) TONY PERRY – Free For Sweet Harmony (dancelab mix) (2 Week)
- (11) EXAMPLE – Every Single Time (2 Week)
- (8) ALUNA – Summer of Love (5 Weeks)
- (7) JUNGLE – Keep Moving – Loving In Stereo (Album) (5 Weeks)
- (12) NEW HYPE – Love Again (3 Weeks)
- (13) TOM GRENNAN – Don’t Break The Heart (2 Week)
- (14) YUNGBLUD – fleabag (3 Weeks)
- (16) JOEL CORRY X JAX JONES – Out Out (3 Weeks)
- (15) MENTIS – Excuses (feat. Kate Wild) (2 Week)
- (17) DISCLOSURE – Another Level (3 Weeks)
- (18) DERMOT KENNEDY – Better Days (3 Weeks)
- (19) DMA’S – We Are Midnight – (from latest EP) (3 Weeks)
As mentioned, ‘City Lights’ continues to attract the highest number of DJ downloads once again this week, with the rest of the top 3 unchanged. However, there’s a new face at 4th spot, in the form of a Welsh rock band celebrating 25 years as one of the UK’s most enduring and loved groups. ‘Hanging On Your Hinges’ is the first track to be unveiled from Stereophonics‘ forthcoming album ‘Oochya!’, which will be out March next year.
‘Hanging On Your Hinges’ is a gloriously unshackled palette cleanser for fans ahead of the multifaceted, ‘Oochya!’. With distorted question-and-answer vocals and scuzzed up guitars, it’s a song that harks back to some of the band’s loudest moments, drawing on Kelly Jones’ love of garage rock.
In reaching the top 4, the Welsh rockers have subsequently knocked chart veterans, The Vaccines out of the top 4, and have attracted downloads from the likes of Everton, professional Ice Hockey side the Nottingham Panthers, and Liverpool FC. Liverpool’s George Sephton even went as far as saying, “This is perfect for our crowd. One of THE great bands in my honest opinion.” Some praise!
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Around half-way there’s a fair bit of fluctuation, with chart newbies Example & Tony Perry continuing their rise and leapfrogging both Aluna & Jungle. It has to be said, Jungle have created an utter masterpiece with their latest record, ‘Loving In Stereo‘, and their fall from 7th to 12th only really comes down to the sheer number of new releases from other super artists of late.
The 2nd and final new entry of the week comes from Rag’N’Bone Man with his track ‘Alone’, only this time remixed by the Nothing But Thieves Boys. This is an unlikely, yet brilliant combo. Replacing electronic beats and hard hitting synths for guitars, bass & pulsing drums, Nothing But Thieves have given this remix the rock edge, on a raw version that shines a light on a song that reveals itself to be fantastically versatile.
Chatting about this collaboration, Rory (Rag’N’Bone Man) said, “I remember seeing Nothing But Thieves at some festivals previously and thinking how amazing they were – I love their sound. I think they’ve done a really interesting version of this song and it’s a real honour to have them on the track.”
Best Of The Rest
There’re no real alterations around the lower positions this week, however, it is worth chatting about DMA’S. The Australian trio sit bottom of our 20, and that could be perceived incorrectly as their latest EP is seriously a smash.
The lads really went back to their roots when putting this collection of tracks together, and it was after brief sessions in Coogee with Dylan Adams (who engineered the band’s earliest recordings, including the Platinum hit single ‘Delete’), DMA’S had crafted an EP which blends the vibrant familiarity of their early days with the taut immediacy that they have since mastered.
The EP has already brought DMA’S a great deal of success, with ‘We Are Midnight’ soundtracking the Goals of the Week montage over on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM, and they’ll be over the moon to find out that Everton’s Lee Silk has been playing their material at Goodison Park. Just remember, there’s talent all over the Shoot Music Stadium Chart, it’s not always about reaching the podium places!
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