Divas rule the Billboard Club Play chart this week, as
Kim English and
Sonique pack a top
10 that also includes rock powerhouses
COLOR=#003163">Stingand late reggae singer
Holliday tops the chart with the house single "Think It Over," while
Madonna's cover of the Don
McLean classic "American Pie" comes in at #3.
"Jennifer Holliday is a vocal powerhouse," Mark Hagan, of New
Jersey Web site Dance Music Network, said. "Hers is the
woman's voice you sometimes hear singing on 'Ally McBeal.' And
she can belt her ass off."
Wamdue Project, a
recording alias of Atlanta producer
COLOR=#003163">Chris Brann, charts at #2, with
"King of My Castle." A 12-inch of the track, including a mix by the
Italian duo Bini &
Martini sold more than 1 million copies worldwide in
1999, according to Strictly Rhythm Records. A different version, by
another Italian producer, Roy
Malone, is the one charting in the U.S.
Brann, an innovative house producer who also has recorded
under the names Wamdue
COLOR=#003163">Wambonix, formed Wamdue
Project in 1994, with DJs Deep
COLOR=#003163">Udoh. The group's 1998 album,
Program Yourself, garnered critical acclaim.
"It's got a very memorable hook," Hagan said of "King of My
Castle." "It has a Stevie
Wonder, disco effect going on."
Shannon's "Give Me Tonight 2000," an update of her 1984 hit
single, charts at #4, followed by
COLOR=#003163">Sandstorm's "The Return Of
Rounding out the top 10 are
COLOR=#003163">English's "Missing You,"
Funkstar De Luxe's
remix of Marley's "Rainbow Country," Sting's "Desert Rose,"
Sonique's "It Feels So Good" and
COLOR=#003163">Presence's "Sense of Danger."
Sonique is also climbing Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart,
coming in at #13 this week.