I’ve had a listen to Marcus Collins’ debut album (review to follow), and it’s a lot better than I was expecting to be, considering the hasty time-frame in which it’s been recorded.
So his (or rather his label’s) decision to release ‘Seven Nation Army’ as the lead single is a perplexing one, especially considering – as expected – the music-buying public aren’t completely convinced by it.
Midweek sales figures released today show the track just outside the Top 5 at No. 6, behind StooShe with this week’s highest new entry at 5 and a stubborn Gotye holding on at No. 1.
It’s not exactly a bad position – in fact it’s better than Rebecca Ferguson’s ‘Nothing’s Real But Love’, and look how phenomenally her album has sold – but the fact the song has already tumbled to No. 10 on iTunes suggests it’ll have to fight to even remain in the Top 10 at all by the end of the time the chart is announced on Sunday.
Likely to go in the opposite direction however are Tinchy Stryder and Pixie Lott, whose excellent ‘Bright Lights’ duet is at No. 8 at the moment. It’s at No. 5 on iTunes however, so expect it to ascend over the coming days.
The final list will be announced by the Official Charts Company on Radio 1 on Sunday.