Join Alexandra Burke every week as she blogs with Yahoo! OMG! with her thoughts on the weekly Top 40 charts.
Her very first blog is now available and you can read all that she had to say below:
Also, a new outtake from the “Elephant” promo shoot has been added to the gallery. Click the photo above to view full size photo.
Hi guys, it’s Alexandra Burke here and I’m raring to go with my exclusive new Chart Chat for Yahoo! omg! Join me every week as I give you the lowdown on what I think about the official Top 40 with Alex’s Chart Chat!
This week there have been some storming new entries and the No.1 is that DJ Fresh and Rita Ora song ‘Hot Right Now’ which I think is a really unusual collaboration artist-wise, but I think the track is a great blend of sounds and I really do like her as a vocal artist. I’ve known of Rita for a couple of years and she reminds me a bit of Rihanna, she has a similar swag to her and of course they are from the same family – the famed Roc Nation!
As for DJ Fresh, this man is on a roll! This is his second No.1 single after his track ‘Louder’ went to No.1 back in July last year. I’m intrigued to see what else is to come from this man!
I’m also over the moon for Emeli Sande for getting the No.1 spot in the albums chart! I’m a huge fan of hers and I really respect her as she just does her thing, and I really hope the album stays at the No.1 spot for a while. ‘Daddy’ is one of my favourite tracks on the album and her voice is just flawless. I worked with Emeli on my album, and again I was just so impressed with her talent. She must be absolutely chuffed as she has a No.1 album AND a new entry in the singles chart with ‘Next To Me’ going in at No.2. I should imagine there were a lot of celebrations in that household over the weekend!
As for new tunes, I’m absolutely loving the Gotye single at the moment, it’s a track called ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’! It’s just totally blown up and I love the lyrics as well as the video! The video is very simple and low budget, yet it works very effectively. I was in Denmark recording when I first heard this track and it immediately stuck in my mind. i just can’t stop listening to it.
This is on repeat on my stereo at the moment, alongside the new Chris Brown track ‘Turn Up The Music’ which is a massive tune! Another song that is always far too loud in my car is the Wretch 32 and Josh Kumra track ‘Don’t Go’ – the man just has an amazing voice and I never tire of listening to it!
So there’s a lot of good music out there at the moment, and I’m intrigued to see what new music will be coming through next week! With The Brits this week I’m fairly certain we will see Adele shoot straight off back up the chart!.
Alexandra’s new single ‘Elephant ft. Erick Morillo’ is available to pre-order here