Miley Cyrus Earns First UK #1 Single With We Can't Stop
By Jessica Rawden 2013-08-12 12:52:55
The U.K. music charts don’t always look completely similar to their U.S. counterparts, although there is some crossover. Both sides of the pond haven't been able to avoid Robin Thicke’s big summer single, “Blurred Lines,” and apparently, Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” is having the same sort of luck. On Sunday, Cyrus scored her first #1 single on the Official UK Singles Chart. I guess when your biggest single is called “Party in the U.S.A.,” it’s a littler harder to get airplay overseas.
Thanks to some racy images and some urban fashion choices, “We Can’t Stop” has exploded on to the marketplace. According to The Huffington Post, in the last week, it has sold 128,000 copies. This went a long way to help Cyrus nab the #1 slot on the U.K. charts, as well her first top 10 single in the U.K.
The U.K. charts also featured last week’s #1 hit Avicii's “Wake Me Up,” as well as Tiny Tempah’s “Trampoline” and Lana Del Ray vs. Cedric Gervais’ “Summertime Sadness.” Rounding out the top 5 was the aforementioned “Blurred Lines” featuring T.I. and Pharrell.
In the U.S. this week, Cyrus’ big song hasn’t yet topped the charts. This week the track was at #2, getting beat by Thicke’s single, which has spent 16 weeks on the chart and has enjoyed continual success. Other tracks doing well right now include Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive,” Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” and Jay-Z’s “Holy Grail,” which filled out the third, fourth, and fifth slots, respectively.
The initial success of “We Can’t Stop” likely stems from the song’s music video, which features the singer twerking and even making out with a doll in a pool. That’s led to over 133 million YouTube hits since the song was posted online in the latter half of June.
“We Can’t Stop” is the first single off of Cyrus newest album. About a week ago, the singer hit 13 million Twitter followers and released the name of the new album to celebrate the big event. The new album will be called Bangerz.
There’s no release date for the album, yet, but reportedly Pharrell Williams, will.i.am, and Dr. Luke have all collaborated with the 20-year-old singer.