Mike Read’s ‘UKIP Calypso’ misses Top 40 in Official UK Singles Chart

Controversial political song enters at Number 44

Mike Read’s controversial ‘UKIP Calypso’ failed to make the Top 40 in the Official Singles Chart this week, entering at Number 44.

Having previously defended the song against accusations of racism, the song was removed from sale by former Radio 1 DJ Read and slipped from its midweek position of Number 21.

The former BBC Radio 1 DJ released the track a week ago (October 20). Sung in a mock Caribbean accent, it sees him criticising UK government and society, with lyrics including: “The leaders committed a cardinal sin/Open the borders let them all in/ Illegal immigrants in every town/Stand up and be counted Blair and Brown.”

Elsewhere in the Official Singles Chart there were three new entries, though nobody could knock Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass’ off the top spot. Those who came closest included Waze & Odyssey (3), Fuse ODG (9) and Taylor Swift (39).

Meanwhile, the Number One spot on the Official Albums Chart belongs to Ben Howard and his new album ‘I Forget Where We Were’. Howard beat Slipknot to the top spot with the US metal band’s latest album ‘.5: ‘The Grey Chapter” new at Number Two.

The other new entries on this week’s Official Albums Chart came from Neil Diamond (4), Status Quo (5), Nicole Scherzinger (17), Mark Lanegan Band (22), Scott Walker and Sunn o))) (30), Aretha Franklin (32) and Billy Idol (35).
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