British sensations have failed to break the U.S. Top 100 singles chart, despite an increase number in America.
According to a publication, since Craig David’s ‘Seven Days’ dropped, the chart has been totally devoid of UK artists.
UK acts like Coldplay, Gorillaz, Radiohead and Dido have all made successful breakthroughs into the tough US market.
Surprisingly Robbie Williams who is arguably the biggest star in the UK has time after time struggled to make a major impact in the US of A. Jeremy Marsh from Telstar Records told the publication that breaking the U.S. is a “quantum leap” for UK sensations and cited the example of British boy band BBMak.
He said, “BBMak took 12 consecutive months to promote there. Craig David has spent the whole of the back end of 2001 and all of 2002 so far breaking the US and establishing himself.”
The first UK act to enter the American charts was the Caravelles “You Don’t Have To Be A Baby To Cry” in October 1963. The Beatles held all of the top five positions in 1964 and exactly 20 years later there were 40 U.K. singles in the top 100.
Just why is it so tough for UK dazzlers to fight for a slot in the US charts? Why must they slog their guts out? American acts can find spots on the UK charts easily, ain’t it?