Drake On Cusp of Dethroning Fellow Canadian From UK Chart Record

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The United Kingdom does not seem like the sort of place where chart records are set by Canadian recording artists. Brits have been more intent to lap up music made by the country that turned its back on them becoming a bloody republic. Throughout the 1980s, not a single Canadian artist topped the British charts, and the only Canadian band to ever do this did so recently (MAGIC!). It is ironic then that a current Canadian superstar is close to dethroning his fellow Canuck from holding the British chart record of the most weeks spent by a single at number one. That record is currently held by Bryan Adams for his global 1991 blockbuster “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” which spent 16 weeks on top in the UK. Bryan Adams’ fellow Canadian artist Drake, who is very different in musical style, is tailgating the record with his current hit “One Dance” which has thus far spent 14 weeks at #1 in Britain. The two songs themselves have considerable British content of sorts. “I Do It For You” was co-written by British-based Robert “Mutt” Lange (though he was born in Zambia and grew up in South Africa) while Drake’s “One Dance” is actually a re-working of Crazy Cousinz and Kyla’s 2008 UK song “Do You Mind?”