Runaway - UK chart updates

Added on Saturday 21 October 2006, 16:08 (UTC)

Here are some updates on how Runaway is doing in different UK charts as published in the current issue (dated 21 October) issue of Music Week (UK). 

  • In the "Upfront Club Top 40" chart the remixes of Runaway moved up 9 places and are currently at number 1. (weekly chart run: 38, 10, 1)
  • In the "Commercial Pop Top 30" chart, the single has moved up from number 17 and is now at number 2 - being beaten to the top spot by the Pussycat Dolls (weekly chart run: 17, 2)
  • In the TV airplay chart, based on video plays between 8 and 14 October, Runaway moved up five places to number 27 with 187 plays (166 plays last week).  (weekly chart run: 158, 30, 32, 27)

Printed alongside the charts is the following analysis... 

Jamiroquai have a long and distinguished record of success in the Upfront Club Chart stretching back to 1993 - but to an outsider they may have looked as though they have been faltering this year, with newly promoted remixes of their classic singles peaking at low positions in the past few months.

First to hit the dancefloor, Space Cowboy peaked at number 37 in June in mixes by Mayhem & Musaphia and David Morales.  In July, Cosmic Girl (mixed by Tom Belton, Quasar and David Morales) peaked at number 56, followed in August by Deeper Underground (Paul Jackson, Roger Sanchez, Metro), which climbed no higher than number 61.  Finally, Love Foolosophy (Raul Rincon, Knee Deep, Lottie) reached number 51 last month.

But they were all very limited promos, serviced only to an elite few DJs, and serving as promotional teasers for the band's first ever "best of" set: High Times: Singles 1992-2006.  That album includes two new tracks, of which the first, Runaway, received a full servicing to DJs - and it has responded in more typical style, climbing 10-1 on the Upfront Chart this week.  With mixes by Alan Braxe & Fred Faulke, Tom Belton and Grant Nelson, it has an easy succession to the chart throne this week beating its nearest competitor - Cass Fox's remake of Touch Me, which she sang on the original Rui Di Silva hit - by a 19.5% margin.

Runaway was within a whisker of making it a double, missing out on the Commercial Pop Chart by a slender 3% margin to Pussycat Dolls' I Don't Need A Man, their first number one on this chart... 

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