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HIM single fails to make it into British Top 40 on release


HIM single fails to make it into British Top 40 on release
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Finnish rock act HIM’s latest single release, a track called The Kiss of Dawn, failed to break into the official British Top 40 chart on the week of its release. The song entered the British chart at 59, outside the official Top 40 list.
      The Kiss of Dawn is the first HIM single in four years that has not made it to the Top 40 in Britain. So far the love-metal band's highest UK entries have been with Solitary Man, which went in at number nine in 2004, and Wings of a Butterfly, which was ranked tenth on its release in 2005.
      The Kiss of Dawn is a cut from HIM's new album Venus Doom, which was also released at the beginning of this week in most European markets.
     
On the more specified UK Top 40 Rock Singles Chart, on the other hand, HIM made it to #1. The band took over the top position from another Finnish group, Nightwish, whose Amaranth single now slips down to number two.
      The Rock Chart measures the success of artists whose music is classified as rock’n’roll. Other more clearly defined lists include the Indie Chart, the R’n’B Chart, and the Dance Chart. The official singles chart takes into account over-the-counter record sales as well as Internet downloads.


Previously in HS International Edition:
  HIM serve up their heaviest album yet (18.9.2007)

Links:
  The Official UK Charts Company: TOP 100 SINGLES CHART
  BBC Radio 1: Top 40 Rock Singles

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 HIM single fails to make it into British Top 40 on release

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