Olive's cover of 10cc's "I'm Not in Love" tops Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart this week, knocking off techno icon Green Velvet's "Flash."
"I'm Not in Love," the single of which includes a remix by MTV resident DJ Skribble, was released commercially in the spring on the star-studded soundtrack for Madonna's "The Next Best Thing." (Sonicnet.com's parent company, Viacom, owns MTV.)
Olive, the English trip-pop duo featuring former Simply Red programmer Tim Kellett and singer Ruth-Ann Boyle, released their second full-length album, Trickle, on May 30."There are only two reasons to cover a song," Olive's Tim Kellet said. "One is to improve upon it, and the other is to completely change it. The original version is a classic and can't be improved upon, but I think we succeeded in making a version that's all our own."
The idea to remake "I'm Not in Love" (RealAudio excerpt), the group's first cover, was suggested by Kellett's wife. The track highlights Boyle's rich voice and the duo's drum & bass-like beats.
Meanwhile, Nomad's "With You" remains at #2 for the second week in a row and Ann Nesby's "Love Is What We Need" ascends one position to #3.
A new track by the duo Rosabel club producers Ralphi Rosarioand Abel Aguilera titled "Don't You Want My Love," featuring Debbie Jacobs-Rock on vocals, is at #4 after five weeks on the chart, and the first single from BT's recent album Movement in Still Life rounds out the top five.
BT's melodic "Dreaming" (RealAudio excerpt) features vocals by Opus 3 singer Kirsty Hawkshaw and was remixed by Eric Kupper, DJ Tiesto, Libra and Evolution.
"I've been friends with Kirsty for years," BT, who has also worked with singers Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan, said recently. "We've talked for a while about doing a song, and I'm glad we did because she's amazing."
As "Flash" (RealAudio excerpt of Timo Maas mix) falls to #6, two tunes that were UK hits earlier this year follow in the #7 and #8 slots, respectively: Chicane's "Don't Give Up" (RealAudio excerpt), featuring vocals by Bryan Adams, and Madison Avenue's "Don't Call Me Baby."
Ariel's "Woman in Love" (#9) and Loleatta Holloway's "Chocolate Sensation Rides on Time" (#10) swap positions this week to round out the top 10.
In other chart news, acclaimed house duo Basement Jaxx move up seven spots to #13 in their third week on the chart with the single "Bingo Bango" (RealAudio excerpt), the third from their acclaimed 1999 album Remedy. The vinyl-only double-12-inch features remixes by house veteran David Morales and Chicago "ghetto funk" producer DJ Funk.