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Radio 2 Top 20: Sam Smith's angelic ascent

Editorial Staff

By Garvia Bailey

Sam Smith takes the number 1 spot

Sam Smith sings like a man at ease, and why wouldn't he? His debut album, In the Lonely Hour, is the fastest-selling debut album in the U.K. He's only been on our chart for two weeks, yet he just did the unthinkable: bumping Coldplay out of the top spot with his tune "Stay with Me."

Here's Sam Smith circa 2013 teaming up with Naughty Boy, the tune is "La La La." Let's dance.

'80s nostalgia from Dominique Fricot

Entering the Radio 2 Top 20 chart is the sweet-voiced Dominique Fricot. From The Cosby Show to MacGyver, he'll make you long for that lovely lost decade. The song is "I Miss the '80s."

Here's the mild-mannered singer performing the song live at a Christmas telethon — yup, he's just that kind of guy.

The return of Miss Hynde

She exhibits a type of cool that just doesn't exist any longer. Chrissie Hynde has just released her first solo album, and it's proof that after all these years she hasn't lost any of her rock 'n' roll swagger.

Sam Roberts Band and their studio take-over

Before the release of their latest album, Sam Roberts and the boys dropped by the studio for a listening session. Their R2-20 tune "Metal Skin" was a standout on their setlist. They enter the chart in the 18th spot.

Radio 2 Top 20 for June 6, 2014:

1. Sam Smith, "Stay With Me" (up three)

2. Jeremy Fisher, "Uh Oh" (up one)

3. Coldplay, "A Sky Full of Stars" (down two)

4. Passenger, "Scare Away the Dark" (up two)

5. Robyn Dell'Unto, "Sidecar" (up four)

6. Arkells, "Never Thought That This Would Happen" (up one)

7. Black Keys, "Fever" (down five)

8. First Aid Kit, "My Silver Lining" (up eight)

9. Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk, "I Lost Myself" (down four)

10. David Gray, "Back in the World" (re-entry)

11. Matthew Barber, "Lose your Love" (up four)

12. Paolo Nutini, "Numpty" (up five)

13. Lake Street Dive, "You Go Down Smooth" (same)

14. Chrissie Hynde, "Dark Sunglasses" (re-entry)

15. The Franklin Electric, "Unsatisfied" (new three)

16. Good for Grapes, "Skipping Stone" (down four)

17. Slow Leaves, "Life of a Better Man" (down three)

18. Sam Roberts Band, "Metal Skin" (new entry)

19. Blue Rodeo, "When the Truth Comes Out" (new entry)

20. Dominique Fricot, "I Miss the '80s" (new entry)

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