Norway’s Ane Brun takes fourth place in UK charts

Norway's Ane Brun takes fourth place in UK charts
The cover art from Directions, the new album Ane Brun released in March. Photo: Facebook
Singer songwriter Ane Brun is the latest Norwegian to storm the international charts, taking fourth place in this week's UK Top 40 with "Can't Stop Playing", a pumping house track far from her normal haunting fare.

The track, a collaboration with Spanish DJ Dr Kucho! and The Netherlands' Gregor Salto, is the second Norwegian song to near the top of the UK rankings in less than a year, after Nico & Vinz scoring a Number 1 hit with "Am I Wrong" in October. 

"My friends! I've just officially Reached Top 5 in the UK for the first time," Brun tweeted after the new rankings were announced on Sunday night. 



The song sees the 39-year old singer jumping from her normal experimental folk genre into house music diva territory, allowing her to show off her powerful voice. The song, a remix, adds Brun's vocals to a club hit from 2005. 

Nico & Vinz were the first Norwegian act to get to a UK number 1, since A-ha's 1986 hit The Sun Always Shines on TV. Take on Me! arguably A-ha's most famous song, only made it to number 2.