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March 13th, 2013

Open letter to Apple @ 01:07 pm


According to the latest IDC report, Android tablets may outsell Apple's iPads by the end of this year or possibly even sooner. See report here: This Is the Year Android Topples Apple in Tablet Market -by @JohnPaczkowski http://t.co/CXFsTFVIh5

While this is inevitable given that there are a lot more tablet manufacturer menacing Android and selling more lower priced tablets to the masses, this should be a clarion call for Apple to snap out of their lawsuit wars with Android and start focusing more innovations and research into new products.

Please Apple. We bought your products on the ideal that you embrace innovation and creativity. But now you seem to be mired in a quicksand lot you created yourself when you got complacent and did not innovate fast enough. Is this truly Steve Jobs's Apple or did the vision of Apple died along with him?
Perhaps the halcyon days are over but we should believe your engineers and designers still have more creations up your sleeves.

Wake up Apple!!

Sincerely,
The Apple Masses
 

March 12th, 2013

Vote to ban Char Kuay Teow @ 01:01 pm


Latest news: New York City almost passed a law banning large sugary drinks sold at restaurants and fast food outlets before a judge struck down the law today.
See Huffington Post article here;
@HuffPostPol: Judge tosses New York City's soda ban a day before it was to take effect http://t.co/R3KIzGBhOc

In my opinion, although the law is a good thing, it would be largely useless without the cooperation and support of the populace or the food and beverage industry themselves.
I think the best way to describe and equate this law is as if the government passing a law to ban Corporations from giving their top executives bonuses and large pay checks. It simply won't be accepted not can it be enforced well enough. Fat cats will find ways to get what they want no matter what.
To make it worse, the law in NYC banning large sugar rich drinks have a flaw. Consumers can still buy those large sugary drinks at supermarkets or convenience stores as they are exempted from the law rendering it pointless.
I think the best way is to go about is getting the food and beverage industry support to reduce sugar in those drinks and getting a program to educate the public on the dangers of consuming these large sugary drinks. If they could do it successfully for smoking, they can be successful for sugary drinks as well.

This is a lesson for Singapore as well. We do have a growing problem of obesity on our population. Perhaps in Singapore, we can ban our ubiquitous Char Kuay Teow.
 

October 9th, 2012

From Western Canada to SEAsia, local boy returns home Part One @ 12:37 pm

Current Location: Singapore
Current Mood: shocked shocked

Untitled A "sampan", a local version of river boats in this laughable recreation of Venice within the Marina Bay Sands. In the background, you can see the trappings of a consumerist society, Swarovski Crystals and a Victoria Secret lingerie boutique.

I am sure this is a story that is repeated oft number of times. A local boy returns home after so many years studying and working overseas in a western country, returning and experiencing culture shock in his country of origin.

Well, this is my story of Hai Shiang (Bill) Tng. This is continuing saga and thoughts of a Singaporean who had been studying and working in Vancouver, BC, Canada for the past seven years only to return to Singapore finding the landscape changed but the underlying culture and attitudes have not changed much.

Lets begin with job hunting. Obviously the first step in any person stepping in a different country is to look for work (unless you are a student in which there is a different set priorities). Just like everywhere, job hunting these days is done digitally. If you do not have a resume done on MS Word or any digital form to submit through email, it is extremely hard for someone to look for jobs in Singapore. You will need LinkedIn profiles, making sure your Facebook profiles is cleaned up as well.
If you want to be spontaneous or show some initiative by showing up at a company's HR department or Recruitment agency, you can try but usually do not even bother. I have tried walking into one of the recruitment agencies or Headhunting firms. They do not interview or meet with applicants directly. It is pointless to meet them face to face because they too only expect you to submit in your resume digitally.

I have gone for some interviews and a few recruiters have warned me that the pace of work and life in Singapore is far faster paced than in the Western world. Everyone rushes to get their job done usually with a very short turn around. Everyone is expected to put in overtime hours no matter their titles. Press releases, events coordination, newsletter articles has to be completed sometimes overnight.

When it comes to the culture and society of Singapore itself, I have forgotten how incredibly mercantilistic, consumerist society Singapore has. Almost every single idea I have for a franchise is useless. Opening up a Tim Hortons? Pointless. There are several local donut and coffee chains, offering far more varieties of donuts and at cheaper prices than Tim Hortons. Cupcakes? There are also several chains offering more varieties and more designs than even the Cupcake girls themselves can think of. Hell, there is even chains that just offer macaroons, Meringue pies, french pastries of all sorts, hell, even the local BreadTalk chain is offering Danish cinammon bread sticks which I never even heard of! There is an explosion of coffee and toast shops that offers sandwiches, toast, and coffee of all flavours, shapes and sizes. There are queues outside the local Luis Vuitton or Prada shops. Almost every shopping mall have premium brands selling their wares. The local MacDonald's chain of fast food restaurants are designed to be trendy and upscale, competing with the likes of restaurants proper. For those that live in Vancouver, Canada, you will understand if I even dare to compare the interior of Singaporean MacDonald's to be as trendy as the "Earls" chain of restaurants.

Now for the best part which is great for my job, almost every local retail brand is more brand conscious and utilized a PR or communications company to be on Facebook, Twitter, and all avenues of social media. There are local versions of Groupon now becoming extremely popular. There are online portals that are selling from electronics to kitchen wares that are getting popular. The online shopping in South East Asia is certainly taking off in a big way at least in Singapore.

The public transport system in Singapore is definitely one of the part of Singapore I love to praise. Efficient and cheaper than Vancouver's public transport, the public transport system makes use of Japanese designed underground metro system and SCANIA/MANN/VOLVO designed buses to ferry passengers around the country. Fares are debited according to distance and not zones. Fares can be paid by cash but are more commonly paid by electronic cash cards called EZ-link cards that can be electronically credited with cash, and then used by tapping the card on an electronic reader on the Fare-Gates of the Train stations or at Fare-readers on Buses. The readers uses a radio wave technology to read the cash balance in the card without the need for the passenger to insert such cards into the Fare-readers or Fare-gates.

I have explored some new projects that Singapore developed to attract the tourists. The Marina Bay Sands as well as the Gardens by the Bay. I shall continue my saga on my blog at a later date...

To be continued...
 

September 16th, 2012

Official BBCR1 UK Top 40 Singles Charts Sept 16th-Amelia Lily @ 11:19 am

Current Mood: cheerful cheerful
Current Music: Runaway - The Killers


Featured artiste: Amelia Lily



Amelia Lily was one of the finalists of season 8 of the X-Factor UK in 2011. She finished 3rd place. She hails from Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. Born 1984, she was 16 when she auditioned for the X-factor UK in front of Gary Barlow, Tulisa, Louis Walsh and Kelly Rowlands. There awas a bit of controversy as she was eliminated from the show by her mentor, Kelly Rowlands in the first stage of the X-factor during the Live show where there was no public vote. But she was given a lucky break as one contestant, Frankie Cocozza had been disqualified and the public were given a chance to vote to reinstate a contestant that was eliminated and Lily was voted back with 48.8% of the public vote. She was in the top three together with Marcus Collins and Little Mix. So with the launch of her new single, she joined the ranks of the top three contestants of X-Factor UK 2011 in launching her music career professionally, the other being Little Mix and Marcus Collins.

Also, I am happy to announce that The Script's track, "Hall of Fame (feat. Will.i.Am)" hit number one this week.

Another thing, I still can't believe that anyone is buying Sam and The Womp "Bom Bom" track! And Psy, the South Korean superstar that shot into stardom on Youtube with his "Gangnam Style" music video on Youtube that garnered over 180 million views got into the top 40 coming in at number 37. Who are buying those tracks!!!??? Please people, get yourself this Christmas a better taste in Music!!



Here is the updated Official UK Top 40 Singles chart for September 9th 2012
(As per the BBC Radio One Top 40 Singles Charts)

1
The Script "Hall Of Fame (feat. Will.I.Am)"
up 1 | 2 weeks in chart Buy the song "Hall of Fame" on iTunes
2
Amelia Lily "You Bring Me Joy"
new | 1 week in chart [Xenomania]
Buy the song "You Bring Me Joy" on iTunes
3
Ne-Yo "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)"
down 2 | 2 weeks in chart [Def Jam]Buy the song "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)" on iTunes
4
Little Mix "Wings"
non-mover | 3 weeks in chart [Syco Music] Buy the song "Wings" on iTunes
5
P!nk "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"
down 2 | 2 weeks in chartBuy the song "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" on iTunes
6
Flo Rida "I Cry"
up 5 | 2 weeks in chart [Atlantic] Buy the song "I Cry" on iTunes
7
Taylor Swift "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
up 1 | 4 weeks in chart [Mercury]Buy the song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" on iTunes
8
Owl City "Good Time (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)"
down 2 | 4 weeks in chart [Interscope/Republic]Buy the song "Good Time" on iTunes
9
Sam and The Womp "Bom Bom"
down 4 | 4 weeks in chart [One More Tune] P.S - I refuse to encourage anyone to download this track
10
fun. "Some Nights"
non-mover | 9 weeks in chart Buy the song "Some Nights" on iTunes





11
Tulisa "Live It Up (feat. Tyga)"
new | 1 week in chart [Aatw/Island]
12
Gerry & The Pacemakers "You'll Never Walk Alone"
re-entry | 6 weeks in chart [Emi]
13
Cheryl "Under The Sun"
up 2 | 9 weeks in chart [Polydor]
14
David Guetta "She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) (feat. Sia)"
new | 1 week in chart [Positiva/Virgin]
15
Rita Ora "How We Do (Party)`"
down 6 | 5 weeks in chart [Columbia/Roc Nation]
16
Public Enemy "Harder Than You Think"
down 9 | 9 weeks in chart [Slamjamz]
17
Mumford & Sons "I Will Wait"
new | 1 week in chart [Gentlemen Of The Road/Island]
18
The Killers "Runaways"
new | 1 week in chart
19
Emeli Sandé "Read All About It Pt 3"
down 2 | 10 weeks in chart [Virgin]
20
Of Monsters and Men "Little Talks"
down 6 | 6 weeks in chart [Universal Republic]
21
Florence + The Machine "Spectrum (Say My Name) (Calvin Harris Mix)"
down 9 | 11 weeks in chart [Island]
22
David Guetta "Play Hard (feat. Ne-Yo & Akon)"
new | 1 week in chart [Positiva/Virgin]
23
Wiley "Heatwave (feat. Rymez & Ms D)"
down 7 | 6 weeks in chart [One More Tune/Warner Bros]
24
Otto Knows "Million Voices"
new | 7 weeks in chart [Mercury]
25
Maroon 5 "Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)"
down 5 | 13 weeks in chart [A&M/Octone]
26
Simple Plan "Summer Paradise (feat. Sean Paul)"
down 7| 4 weeks in chart [Atlantic]
27
Stooshe "Black Heart"
down 6 | 13 weeks in chart [Warner Bros]
28
Calvin Harris "We'll Be Coming Back (feat. Example)"
down 10 | 7 weeks in chart [Columbia]
29
Kanye West "Clique (feat. Big Sean & Jay-Z)"
new | 1 week in chart [Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./The Island Def Jam Music Group]
30
Angel "Wonderful"
down 14 | 9 weeks in chart [Aatw/Island]
31
Rudimental "Feel the Love (feat. John Newman)"
down 8 | 16 weeks in chart[Asylum/Black Butter]
32
Elbow "One Day Like This"
down 3 | 190 weeks in chart [Fiction]
33
Nicki Minaj "Pound The Alarm"
down 11 | 16 weeks in chart [Cash Money/Island]
34
Coldplay & Rihanna "Princess Of China"
re-entry | 24 weeks in chart [Parlophone]
35
Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
down 5 | 25 weeks in chart [Interscope]
36
Plan B "Deepest Shame"
down 9 | 2 weeks in chart [679/Atlantic]
37
PSY "Gangnam Style"
new | 4 weeks in chart [Island]
38
Conor Maynard "Turn Around (feat. Ne-Yo)"
new | 3 weeks in chart [Parlophone]
39
Professor Green "Avalon (feat. Sierra Kusterbeck)"
down 3 | 3 weeks in chart [Virgin]
40
Alex Clare "Too Close"
down 15 | 23 weeks in chart [Island]

 

September 12th, 2012

Announcing the new iPhone 5 from Apple-Sept 12th 2012 @ 12:09 pm

Current Mood: busy

iPhone 5

The snippets:
* iPhone 5 price same as 4S: $199/16GB, $299/32GB, $399/64GB (USA Prices)
* Preorder Sept. 14, shipping Sept. 21. iOS 6 on Sept. 19 (USA dates)
* Unveiling Apple Maps
* New version of iTunes; new iPods; New designed earbuds

The specs of the iPhone 5 as far as we know. No mention of NFC or wireless charging capabilities though.

Check out Engadget's Live demo of the iPhone 5 from the Apple Event.


Specs of iPhone 5:
* Thinnest iPhone yet. 7.6mm thick, 18 percent thinner than iPhone 4.
* 20% lighter than 4S. Schiller said iPhone 5 weighs 112 grams.
* Bigger screen. 4 inches, and offers 44% more color saturation than iPhone 4S; 16:9 aspect ratio. Widescreen videos look far better, says Schiller.
* New chip, A6. About twice as fast the A5; twice as fast for graphics.
* Improved camera. 8 megapixel sensor, 3264x2448 resolution with backside illumination, hybrid IR filter, five-element lens, f2.4 aperture.
* 4G LTE capability (No idea on the spectrum bands yet* Update: Apple Store now provide specifications on the LTE, GSM, HSPA bands available in the model. iPhone 5 is no longer a world model as there are three versions of iPhone 5 available for the different markets)
* Better battery life. The claims: 8 hours of 3G talk time, 3G browsing; 8 hours LTE browsing; 10 hours for Wi-Fi browsing; 10 hours video; 40 hours music; 225 hours while on standby. ( Not sure about LTE talk time)
* New smaller dock connector called "Lightning" (Has an adapter that can plug in the new dock connector to accessories that uses the old 30-pin connector)
* iOS 6.0 software

Click here for iPhone 5 specifications from the Apple site itself

Source: CNET.com iPhone 5 information from CNET
 

September 9th, 2012

Official BBCR1 UK Top 40 Singles Sept9th-The Script @ 11:08 am

Current Mood: cold cold
Current Music: Sweet Nothing (featl Florence Welch) - Calvin Harris


Featured artiste: The Script



The Script are an Irish rock band from Dublin. They are signed on to Sony`s label, Phonogenic, their biggest hits are "The Man Who Can`t Be Moved" and "Breakeven". Their album debuted at Number One in Ireland and in the UK. The Script is made up of band members Danny O`Donohue and Mark Sheehan. Interesting tidbit, Danny O`Donahue is one of the judges on The Voice UK together with fellow judge Jessie J and Will.I.Am. The Script`s new album 3 is coming out on September 10th 2012 and their new single from the album, "Hall of Fame featuring Will.I.Am" debuts at number Two this week on the BBC Radio One UK Top 40 Singles Charts.



Here is the updated Official UK Top 40 Singles chart for September 9th 2012
(As per the BBC Radio One Top 40 Singles Charts)

1
Ne-Yo "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)"
new | 1 weeks in chart [Def Jam]Buy the song "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)" on iTunes
2
The Script "Hall Of Fame (feat. Will.I.Am)"
new | 1 weeks in chart
Buy the song "Hall of Fame" on iTunes
3
P!nk "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"
new | 1 weeks in chartBuy the song "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" on iTunes
4
Little Mix "Wings"
down 3 | 2 weeks in chart [Syco Music] Buy the song "Wings" on iTunes
5
Sam and The Womp "Bom Bom"
down 3 | 3 weeks in chart [One More Tune] P.S - I refuse to encourage anyone to download this track
6
Owl City "Good Time (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)"
down 1 | 3 weeks in chart [Interscope/Republic]Buy the song "Good Time" on iTunes
7
Public Enemy "Harder Than You Think"
down 3 | 8 weeks in chart [Slamjamz]]Buy the song "Harder Than You Think" on iTunes
8
Taylor Swift "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
non-mover | 3 weeks in chart [Mercury]Buy the song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" on iTunes
9
Rita Ora "How We Do (Party)`"
down 6 | 4 weeks in chart [Columbia/Roc Nation]Buy the song "How We Do (Party)" on iTunes
10
fun. "Some Nights"
up 4 | 8 weeks in chart Buy the song "Some Nights" on iTunes





11
Flo Rida "I Cry"
new | 1 weeks in chart [Atlantic]
12
Florence + The Machine "Spectrum (Say My Name) (Calvin Harris Mix)"
down 5 | 10 weeks in chart [Island]
13
Wiley "Heatwave (feat. Rymez & Ms D)"
down 7 | 6 weeks in chart [One More Tune/Warner Bros]
14
Of Monsters and Men "Little Talks"
down 2 | 5 weeks in chart [Universal Republic]
15
Cheryl "Under The Sun"
up 9 | 8 weeks in chart [Polydor]
16
Angel "Wonderful"
down 6 | 8 weeks in chart [Aatw/Island]
17
Emeli Sandé "Read All About It Pt 3"
down 8 | 9 weeks in chart [Virgin]
18
Calvin Harris "We'll Be Coming Back (feat. Example)"
down 5 | 6 weeks in chart [Columbia]
19
Simple Plan "Summer Paradise (feat. Sean Paul)"
down 3| 3 weeks in chart [Atlantic]
20
Maroon 5 "Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)"
down 2 | 12 weeks in chart [A&M/Octone]
21
Stooshe "Black Heart"
down 6 | 12 weeks in chart [Warner Bros]
22
Nicki Minaj "Pound The Alarm"
non-mover | 15 weeks in chart [Cash Money/Island]
23
Rudimental "Feel the Love (feat. John Newman)"
up 4 | 15 weeks in chart[Asylum/Black Butter]
24
Trey Songz "Simply Amazing"
down 3 | 4 weeks in chart [Atlantic]
25
Alex Clare "Too Close"
up 1 | 22 weeks in chart [Island]
26
Justin Bieber "As Long As You Love Me (feat. Big Sean)"
down 1 | 13 weeks in chart [Def Jam]
27
Plan B "Deepest Shame"
new | 1 weeks in chart [679/Atlantic]
28
Devlin "Watchtower (feat. Ed Sheeran)"
down 8 | 3 weeks in chart
29
Elbow "One Day Like This"
down 10 | 189 weeks in chart [Fiction]
30
Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
down 2 | 24 weeks in chart [Interscope]
31
fun. “We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae)”
down 1 | 21 weeks in chart [Atlantic/Fueled By Ramen]
32
Flo Rida "Whistle"
down 1 | 14 weeks in chart [Atlantic]
33
Rita Ora "R.I.P (feat. Tinie Tempah)"
down 10 | 18 weeks in chart [Columbia/Roc Nation]
34
Chris Brown "Don't Wake Me Up"
non-mover | 11 weeks in chart [Rca]
35
Redlight "Lost In Your Love"
down 3 | 5 weeks in chart [Polydor]
36
Professor Green "Avalon (feat. Sierra Kusterbeck)"
new | 1 weeks in chart [Virgin]
37
Porter Robinson "Language"
down 4 | 4 weeks in chart [Ministry Of Sound]
38
Fazer "Killer"
down 21 | 2 weeks in chart [Aatw/Island]
39
The Vaccines "Teenage Icon"
new | 1 weeks in chart
40
will.i.am "This Is Love (feat. Eva Simons)"
down 5 | 11 weeks in chart

 

September 6th, 2012

My Manifesto (My rallying cry to myself and anybody that feels burdened by life) @ 07:36 pm

Current Mood: listless listless

A man/woman has to live by his/her conviction.


Life throws in your way rocks, pitfalls and has many hurts but at the same time many accomplishments, things you can be proud of. What matter is what you do with them, how you deal with them and how you run with it and make it your deal.

This is my manifesto. For myself and to anybody that needs a rallying cry in their lives.

I choose to fight. I choose to change my attitude.


1st step: MAKE A PLAN

2) Make the ground preparations. It may not be the best plans but the fact that you make preparations and plans is to acknowledge there are obstacles but there are solutions as well.

3) Love and be kind to one another. The best thing any person, man or woman can do is to show compassion for a fellow human. Remember this even when you feel you are under an avalanche of indifference. Be who you are, Not who others think you should be.

4) Important thing to note to thyself. Make choices, make the best decision you can with the information or the situation you are in, but do the homework and be aware of the consequences of any decision, good or bad.
 

September 2nd, 2012

Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart-Sept2nd-Lucy Spraggan @ 12:22 pm

Current Mood: chipper chipper
Current Music: "Last Night (Beer Fear)" - Lucy Spraggan


Featured artiste: Lucy Spraggan



For once, I will feature an artiste, Lucy Spraggan that was very popular in her audition for the X-Factor UK 2012. She is not big or signed on to any record yet and she has yet to win in the X Factor UK 2012 season as yet too. But her self penned song titled "Last Night" was so popular that she almost got to Number One on the BBC Radio 1 UK Top 40 Singles Chart before iTV that produces X-Factor banned her songs as well as any other current X Factor contestants from iTunes. In fact her song was almost going to knock off last seasons winner of X Factor, Little Mix's song "Wings" from the Number One position. We stil have yet to see how she will perform in future but as a singer songwriter, her lyrics are good, we can idfentify with it and more importantly her tune is catchy.



Here is the updated Official UK Top 40 Singles chart for September 2nd 2012
(As per the BBC Radio One Top 40 Singles Charts)

1
Little Mix "Wings"
new | 1 week in chart [Syco Music] Buy the song "Wings" on iTunes
2
Sam and The Womp "Bom Bom"
down 1 | 2 weeks in chart [One More Tune] P.S - I refuse to encourage anyone to download this track
3
Rita Ora "How We Do (Party)`"
down 1 | 3 weeks in chart [Columbia/Roc Nation]Buy the song "How We Do (Party)" on iTunes
4
Public Enemy "Harder Than You Think"
up 7 | 7 weeks in chart [Slamjamz]]Buy the song "Harder Than You Think" on iTunes
5
Owl City "Good Time (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)"
up 12 | 2 weeks in chart [Interscope/Republic]Buy the song "Good Time" on iTunes
6
Wiley "Heatwave (feat. Rymez & Ms D)"
down 3 | 5 weeks in chart [One More Tune/Warner Bros] Buy the song "Heatwave" on iTunes
7
Florence + The Machine "Spectrum (Say My Name) (Calvin Harris Mix)"
down 1 | 9 weeks in chart [Island]Buy the song "Spectrum (Say My Name)" on iTunes
8
Taylor Swift "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
down 3 | 2 weeks in chart [Mercury]Buy the song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" on iTunes
9
Emeli Sandé "Read All About It Pt 3"
down 5 | 8 weeks in chart [Virgin]Buy the song "Read All About It Pt3" on iTunes
10
Angel "Wonderful"
down 1 | 7 weeks in chart [Aatw/Island] Buy the song "Wonderful" on iTunes





11
Lucy Spraggan "Last Night"
new | 2 weeks in chart [Lucy Spraggan]
Download Beer Fear "Last Night"
12
Of Monsters and Men "Little Talks"
up 9 | 4 weeks in chart [Universal Republic]
13
Calvin Harris "We'll Be Coming Back (feat. Example)"
down 5 | 5 weeks in chart [Columbia]
14
fun. "Some Nights"
up 10 | 7 weeks in chart
15
Stooshe "Black Heart"
non-mover | 11 weeks in chart [Warner Bros]
16
Simple Plan "Summer Paradise (feat. Sean Paul)"
down 4 | 2 weeks in chart [Atlantic]
17
Fazer "Killer"
new | 1 week in chart [Aatw/Island]
18
Maroon 5 "Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)"
down42 | 11 weeks in chart [A&M/Octone]
19
Elbow "One Day Like This"
down 1 | 188 weeks in chart [Fiction]
20
Devlin "Watchtower (feat. Ed Sheeran)"
down 13 | 2 weeks in chart
21
Trey Songz "Simply Amazing"
down 11 | 3 weeks in chart [Atlantic]
22
Nicki Minaj "Pound The Alarm"
down 9 | 14 weeks in chart [Cash Money/Island]
23
Rita OraR.I.P (feat. Tinie Tempah)
re-entry | 17 weeks in chart [Columbia/Roc Nation]
24
Cheryl "Under The Sun"
down 1 | 7 weeks in chart [Polydor]
25
Justin Bieber "As Long As You Love Me (feat. Big Sean)"
down 3 | 12 weeks in chart [Def Jam]
26
Alex Clare "Too Close"
non-mover | 21 weeks in chart [Island]
27
Rudimental "Feel the Love (feat. John Newman)"
down 7 | 14 weeks in chart[Asylum/Black Butter]
28
Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
down 1 | 23 weeks in chart [Interscope]
29
Cover Drive "Explode"
new | 4 weeks in chart [Global Talent]
30
fun. “We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae)”
up 1 | 20 weeks in chart [Atlantic/Fueled By Ramen]
31
Flo Rida "Whistle"
down 6 | 13 weeks in chart [Atlantic]
32
Redlight "Lost In Your Love"
down 13 | 4 weeks in chart [Polydor]
33
Porter Robinson "Language"
down 17 | 3 weeks in chart [Ministry Of Sound]
34
Chris Brown "Don't Wake Me Up"
down 6 | 10 weeks in chart [Rca]
35
will.i.am "This Is Love (feat. Eva Simons)"
down 6 | 10 weeks in chart
36
Lady Antebellum "Need You Now"
down 6 | 59 weeks in chart [Parlophone]
37
Train “Drive By”
up 2 | 20 weeks in chart [Columbia]
38
Skrillex "Bangarang (feat. Sirah)"
up 2 | 31 weeks in chart [Asylum]
39
Nicki Minaj "Starships"
down 3 | 29 weeks in chart [Cash Money/Island]
40
Katy Perry "Wide Awake"
down 2 | 16 weeks in chart [Virgin]

 

August 26th, 2012

Official BBCR1 UK Top 40 Singles Charts- Aug26th Trey Songz @ 11:00 am

Current Music: Simply Amazing - Trey Songz


Featured artiste: Trey Songz



Tremaine Aldon Neverson better known as Trey Songz is an American rapper hailing from Petersburg, Virginia.
His new song "Simply Amazing" is at number 10 this week on the UK Top 40 singles chart peaking at Number 8 last week when it made its debut. Coming from his new album Chapter V. Something of a soul rapper, his new song has the same threads of soul and pop woven in together. A delight to hear and harmonious, it may not be a summer song but it will last a longer time in your ears and mind with its lyrics than some idiotic song titled "Bom Bom" You know which track I mean!



Here is the updated Official UK Top 40 Singles chart for August 26th 2012
(As per the BBC Radio One Top 40 Singles Charts)

1
Sam and The Womp "Bom Bom"
new | 1 week in chart [One More Tune] P.S - Can't believe this track made it to Number One! Ugghh!
2
Rita Ora "How We Do (Party)`"
down 1 | 3 weeks in chart [Columbia/Roc Nation]Buy the song "How We Do (Party)" on iTunes
3
Wiley "Heatwave (feat. Rymez & Ms D)"
down 1 | 4 weeks in chart [One More Tune/Warner Bros] Buy the song "Heatwave" on iTunes
4
Emeli Sandé "Read All About It Pt 3"
down 1 | 7 weeks in chart [Virgin]Buy the song "Read All About It Pt3" on iTunes
5
Taylor Swift "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
new | 1 week in chart [Mercury]Buy the song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" on iTunes
6
Florence + The Machine "Spectrum (Say My Name) (Calvin Harris Mix)"
up 1 | 8 weeks in chart [Island]Buy the song "Spectrum (Say My Name)" on iTunes
7
Devlin "Watchtower (feat. Ed Sheeran)"
new | 1 week in chartBuy the song "Watchtower (feat. Ed Sheeran)" on iTunes
8
Calvin Harris "We'll Be Coming Back (feat. Example)"
down 3 | 4 weeks in chart [Columbia]Buy the song "We'll Be Coming Back (feat. Example)" on iTunes
9
Angel "Wonderful"
up 2 | 6 weeks in chart [Aatw/Island]Buy the song "Wonderful" on iTunes
10
Trey Songz "Simply Amazing"
down 2 | 2 weeks in chart [Atlantic]
Buy the song "Simply Amazing" on iTunes





11
Public Enemy "Harder Than You Think"
re-entry | 6 weeks in chart [Slamjamz]
12
Simple Plan "Summer Paradise (feat. Sean Paul)"
new | 1 week in chart [Atlantic]
13
Nicki Minaj "Pound The Alarm"
non-mover | 13 weeks in chart [Cash Money/Island]
14
Maroon 5 "Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)"
down 2 | 10 weeks in chart [A&M/Octone]
15
Stooshe "Black Heart"
down 1 | 10 weeks in chart [Warner Bros]
16
Porter Robinson "Language"
down 7 | 2 weeks in chart [Ministry Of Sound]
17
Owl City "Good Time (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)"
new | 1 week in chart
18
Elbow "One Day Like This"
down 14 | 187 weeks in chart [Fiction]
19
Redlight "Lost In Your Love"
down 9 | 3 weeks in chart [Polydor]
20
Rudimental "Feel the Love (feat. John Newman)"
down 4 | 13 weeks in chart[Asylum/Black Butter]
21
Of Monsters and Men "Little Talks"
up 14 | 3 weeks in chart [Universal Republic]
22
Justin Bieber "As Long As You Love Me (feat. Big Sean)"
up 2 | 11 weeks in chart [Def Jam]
23
Cheryl "Under The Sun"
up 3 | 6 weeks in chart [Polydor]
24
fun. "Some Nights"
new | 6 weeks in chart [Atlantic/Fueled By Ramen]
25
Flo Rida "Whistle"
down 6 | 12 weeks in chart [Atlantic]
26
Alex Clare "Too Close"
up 1 | 20 weeks in chart [Island]
27
Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
down 7 | 22 weeks in chart [Interscope]
28
Chris Brown "Don't Wake Me Up"
down 7 | 9 weeks in chart [Rca]
29
will.i.am "This Is Love (feat. Eva Simons)"
down 6 | 9 weeks in chart
30
Lady Antebellum "Need You Now"
re-entry | 58 weeks in chart [Parlophone]
31
fun. “We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae)”
down 11 | 19 weeks in chart [Atlantic/Fueled By Ramen]
32
Lawson "Taking Over Me"
down 15 | 3 weeks in chart [Global Talent]
33
Kate Bush "Running Up That Hill"
down 27 | 4 weeks in chart [Fish People]
34
Far East Movement "Turn Up The Love (feat. Cover Drive)"
down 5 | 8 weeks in chart [Interscope]
35
Muse "Madness"
new | 1 week in chart [Helium 3/Warner Bros]
36
Nicki Minaj "Starships"
up 3 | 28 weeks in chart [Cash Money/Island]
37
Paloma Faith "Picking Up The Pieces"
down 4 | 14 weeks in chart [Rca]
38
Katy Perry "Wide Awake"
down 8 | 15 weeks in chart [Virgin]
39
Train “Drive By”
down 2 | 19 weeks in chart [Columbia]
40
Skrillex "Bangarang (feat. Sirah)"
re-entry | 30 weeks in chart [Asylum]

 

August 23rd, 2012

"STILL" @ 09:48 am

Current Mood: melancholy melancholy
Current Music: "Still" - Bombay Bicycle Club

"Still"



Held your standards close to heart
but late one night you threw them down
Simple promises you said you'd never break
but now you have

All throughout the morning though
I'm begging no
your lips they stay perfectly still

Still......
Still.....

Did he fill the empty spaces
was he everything I'm not?
There's no force behind my mouth
but in just three words
he brings you down

There's a movement
out the door
I swear but no
your lips they stay perfectly still
Still.....


This song resonates deeply within me...


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