George Ezra returns to Number 1 for a third week with Shotgun

August 17th, 2018

Persistence has paid off for George Ezra, who after four weeks of being stuck behind Drake, has returned to Number 1.

Originally a two-week chart-topper in early July, Shotgun is back at the top of the Official Singles Chart, pushing Drake’s In My Feelings down to Number 2.

The most streamed and downloaded song of the week, Shotgun is one of only four songs in the last two years to go back to Number 1, including Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber’s Despacito, and the song that knocked Shotgun from the top, Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds’ Three Lions.

Elsewhere in the Top 5, DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo hold at Number 3 with No Brainer, and Eastside by Benny Blanco, Halsey and Khalid leaps eight spots to Number 4.

New entries and high climbers

There’s one more ascent in this week’s Top 10 as Loud Luxury rise two to Number 6 with Body ft. Brando, a new peak.

Jax Jones’ Ring Ring ft. Mabel and Rich the Kid hits a new high of 13 this week, one place ahead of Cheat Codes & Little Mix – Only You has recorded its best position to date at 14.

Big jumps are recorded for Dennis Lloyd’s Nevermind (19), Martin Garrix & Khalid’s Ocean (25), and B Young’s 079ME (28), plus Nicki Minaj records two songs in this week’s Top 40 from her newly-crowned Top 5 Queen album; Bed ft. Ariana Grande is this week’s highest climber, up 15 to Number 23, plus Barbie Dreams bows at 36.

There’s another new entry for David Guetta & Anne-Marie; Don’t Leave Me Alone becomes David’s 37th UK Top 40 single at Number 37.

Finally, ABBA’s When I Kissed The Teacher becomes a Top 40 hit for the first time, sung by Lily James, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alexa Davies and Celia Imrie. Taken from Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the song is new at Number 40.

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Nobody seems to be able to push Crash Bandicoot off the top of the gaming charts

August 14th, 2018

It seems that Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy and the number one spot on the UK charts are a match made in heaven, as again Crash has held firm at the top position to make it a bright summer for the orange mascot, with three new entries in the top 10 unable to topple him.

These new entries are Madden NFL 19 (at 5), Overcooked 2 (at 8), and We Happy Few (at 10), but just behind Crash is Lego The Incredibles, so it seems family-friendly action has triumphed last week. The same can’t be said for Grand Theft Auto V at number 3 though…

For the full top 10 list, check down below:

1. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Activision
2. Lego The Incredibles / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
3. Grand Theft Auto V / Take-Two Interactive
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
5. Madden NFL 19 / EA Sports
6. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision
7. God of War / Sony
8. Overcooked 2 / Team 17
9. Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
10. We Happy Few / Maximum Games

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Drake takes out third week at Number 1

August 3rd, 2018

We don’t know if Keke loves him, but the UK’s definitely does have the hots for Drake.

The Canadian rapper’s fifth UK chart-topper In My Feelings has scored a third week at Number 1, with a combined total of downloads, audio streams and video plays of 83,000. As a result, George Ezra’s former Number 1 Shotgun is in the runner-up position for the fourth week in a row.

In My Feelings is Drake’s landmark 40th UK Top 40 hit, and the sixth Top 10 hit from his latest album Scorpion, one of only 16 albums to spawn six or more top flight hits.

New entries and high climbers

DJ Khaled claims this week’s highest new entry at Number 4 with No Brainer ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo, JB’s 14th Top 5 hit.

Tyga and Offset are just outside the Top 10 now with Taste, up four to Number 11, while two songs make their Top 20 debuts: Fefe by 6ix9ne, Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz (17), and Loud Luxury advance seven slots with Body ft. Brando at Number 19.

Benny Blanco achieves this week’s highest climber with Eastside ft. Halsey and Khalid, up 17 places to Number 23, and finally, Ay Caramba by clothing brand Stay Flee Get Lizzy ft. Fredo, Young T and Bugsey debuts at Number 38.

View this week’s Top 100 Official Albums Chart in full

Crash Bandicoot remains at number one for a fifth week

July 30th, 2018

There’s not a great deal of movement in the charts this summer and Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy enjoys its fifth consecutive week at the top of the UK retail charts. No Man’s Sky re-entered the charts at number 12 with the Xbox One release, while Dovetail’s Train Sim World came in at 20, and Switch party game Go Vacation managed a 23rd spot.

All Formats:

1. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Activision
2. Lego The Incredibles / Warner Bros.
3. The Crew 2 / Ubisoft
4. God of War / Sony
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
6. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision
7. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
8. Sonic Mania Plus / Sega
9. Jurassic World Evolution / Sold Out Sales & Marketing
10. Mario Tennis Aces / Nintendo

Individual Formats:

1. God of War / PS4
2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Switch
3. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Xbox One
4. The Crew 2 / PS4
5. The Crew 2 / Xbox One
6. Mario Tennis Aces / Switch
7. Lego The Incredibles / PS4
8. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Switch
9. Super Mario Odyssey / Switch
10. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds / Xbox One

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Drake scores second week at singles Number 1

July 27th, 2018

Drake extends his reign at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart for a third week with his latest track In My Feelings.

The track – streamed 9.1 million times this week – is Drake’s third chart-topper from his Number 1 album Scorpion, following God’s Plan and Nice For What, and his fifth leader overall.

George Ezra’s Shotgun holds at Number 2, and Jonas Blue’s Rise ft. Jack & Jack hits a new peak, jumping from 6 to 3. There are also new peaks in the Top 10 for 5 Seconds Of Summer’s Youngblood (4) and Tiesto’s Jackie Chan ft. Dzeko, Preme and Post Malone (5) – the DJ’s highest charting single in four years.

New entries and high climbers 

US rapper Juce Wrld edges closer to the Top 10 with his breakthrough hit Lucid Dreams, up five to Number 12, Cheat Codes x Little Mix’s Only You continues its climb up the Top 40, lifting three places to 16 this week, and Jax Jones’ Ring Ring ft. Mabel and Rich The Kid cracks the Top 20, up six rungs to Number 17.

There are also new peaks for M-22’s First Time ft. Medina, which climbs six spots to 20 for its 20th week inside the Top 100, and Body by Loud Luxury ft. Brando, up 15 places into the Top 40 at 26.

This week’s highest new entry goes to The 1975 – Love It If We Made It from their upcoming album A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships debuts at 33.

Further down, 6IX9INE, Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz’s Fefe is new at 35, Panic At The Disco zoom 14 places to 37 with High Hopes – their first UK Top 40 hit in ten years – and B Young’s 079ME, the follow-up to his hit single Jumaji enters the Top 40 at 39.

Finally, hit US producer Benny Blanco – whose hits include Katy Perry’s I Kissed A Girl and Kesha’s Tik Tok – scores his first Top 40 hit as a credited artist; new single Eastide ft. Halsey & Khalid leaps 12 places to Number 40.

View this week’s Top 100 Official Singles Chart in full

Crash wins battle of the mascots to stay at number one

July 23rd, 2018

Crash Bandicoot and the number one spot on the UK video game charts seem to go hand-in-hand, as the orange mascot has experienced a ton of success which continues into another week at the top spot, fighting off Sega’s blue mascot Sonic the Hedgehog to stay strong.

We’re seeing a lot of Xbox-themed re-entries this week as well, as Sea of Thieves, Minecraft: Xbox Edition, and Forza Horizon 3 are all rearing their heads at numbers three, four, and six respectively, with Sonic Mania Plus being a new entry at number five right in the middle of the group.

Take a look at the full top 10 list down below if you’re interested.

1. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Activision
2. Lego The Incredibles / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
3. Sea of Thieves / Microsoft
4. Minecraft: Xbox Edition / Microsoft
5. Sonic Mania Plus / Sega
6. Forza Horizon 3 / Sega
7. God of War / Sony
8. The Crew 2 / Ubisoft
9. FIFA 18 / EA
10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo

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Drake scores his third Number 1 single of 2018 with In My Feelings

July 20th, 2018

They say three’s a crowd, but we’re sure Drake won’t mind making room in his award cabinet for his third Official Singles Chart Number 1 of the year!

In My Feelings follows God’s Plan and Nice For What to give Drake a hat-trick of chart-toppers in 2018 – the first time in three years an artist has achieved this in a calendar year. Justin Bieber did it last in 2015 with What Do You Mean, Sorry and Love Yourself.

The song’s success has been buoyed by the “In My Feelings Challenge” dance craze, created by Instagram comic Shiggy, which has seen a number of stars – including Drake himself – uploading videos of their own attempts. In My Feelings is Drake’s fifth chart-topper in total.

After being deposed by Three Lions last week, Shotgun, by George Ezra, remains at Number 2. Three Lions itself isn’t in the Top 40 this week.

Drake claims a second Top 5 spots today, too: his duet with the icon Michael Jackson, Don’t Matter to Me, is a non-mover at 5.

New entries and high climbers

Highest new entry this week comes from Ariana Grande, with God is a Woman, the third track to be taken from forthcoming fourth album Sweetener, straight in at 4.

5 Seconds of Summer score their first Top 10 hit in four years with Youngblood, up three slots to 8, and Tiesto’s Jackie Chan feat. Dezko, Preme and Post Malone is up from 12 to 9.

Breaking the Top 20 for the first time this week are Tyga’s Taste, feat. Offset, which bounds eight spots to 16, while Cheat Codes & Little Mix leap nine places to 19 with Only You.

Childish Gambino is new at 30 with Summertime Magic; Martin Garrix and Khalid enter the Top 40, rising eight slots to 34 with Ocean; while The Greatest Showman anthem This is Me, from Keala Settle, sneaks back into the Top 40, rebounding six places to 37

View this week’s Top 100 Official Singles Chart in full

Crash Bandicoot fends off competition from Lego and Octopath

July 16th, 2018

Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy has managed to cling on to the top spot in the UK retail charts this week, this despite the launch of Lego The Incredibles and Octopath Traveler on Nintendo Switch. It was a close-run thing, however, and if you were to base the charts on money taken over the counter, Octopath Traveler would have snatched first thanks to its higher pricing.

Another new entry this week (or perhaps that should be re-entry) is Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, which landed at no.4 after its re-release on Switch and 3DS. The only other new entry, according to GamesIndustry, is Shining Resonance Refrain, with Sega’s game charting at no.27. Here’s the GfK Chart-Track top ten:

1. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy
2. Lego The Incredibles
3. Octopath Traveler
4. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
5. God of War
6. FIFA 18
7. Jurassic World Evolution
8. Mario Tennis Aces
9. Far Cry 5
10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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Three Lions tops the offical singles chart again

July 13th, 2018

Football may not have come home this week, but at least something did. Three Lions is not only Number 1 on this week’s Official Chart, but it’s set a new all-time record too, the Official Charts Company can confirm.

The Baddiel, Skinner & Lightning Seeds track returns to the top spot 22 years after it first hit Number 1 with an impressive 80,000 combined sales this week, made up of 43,000 sales, 6.8m audio streams and 5.2m video streams.

Following a dramatic week of hope and heartbreak for English football fans, the welcome news was revealed on air today by new BBC Radio 1 Official Chart host Scott Mills. It’s the first time in the Official Chart’s 66-year history that a song has scored four spells at Number 1 with the same artist line-up; the original 1996 version had two one-week stints in 1996, while the 1998 re-work had one three-week spell at the top. England’s recent run of form in the 2018 World Cup has propelled it to a record-breaking fourth outing at the top.

David Baddiel said: “Well, this is awkward,” while Frank Skinner added: “I must say, as consolation prizes go…”

BBC Radio 1 Official Chart host Scott Mills concludes: “England gave us everything at this World Cup. The whole country got swept away with it, and Three Lions being the Official Number 1 shows how we really got behind our amazing team.”

New entries and high climbers

George Ezra’s Shotgun slips to Number 2 after two weeks at the top, and Drake’s In My Feelings from his new album Scorpion is new at Number 4.

Elsewhere in the Top 10, Years & Years’ If You’re Over Me climbs three places to hit a new peak at 6, and Jonas Blue claims his fourth Top 10 hit with Rise ft. Jack & Jack, up four spots to 7.

Further down, a Facebook campaign to get Green Day’s American Idiot back into the charts in time for President Trump’s UK visit lands at Number 25, and Cheat Codes x Little Mix’s Only You rebounds 12 places to 28.

Finally, two songs make their Top 40 debut this week: Fine Girl by South London newcomer Ziezie lifts eight spots to 38, and club hit Panic Room by Au/Ra & Camelphat hops five places to 39.

View this week’s Top 100 Official Singles Chart in full

Crash Bandicoot holds off Jurassic World at the top of the gaming charts

July 9th, 2018

It’s another week at number one for the evergreen Crash Bandicoot as Nsane Trilogy celebrates another week at the top of the UK retail charts just ahead of Frontier Developments’ Jurassic World Evolution. Apart from Jurassic World Evolution, there wasn’t a lot of new releases, only Red Faction Guerrilla: Re-Mars-tered charted at number 20.

All Formats:

1. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Activision
2. Jurassic World Evolution / Sold Out Sales & Marketing (new)
3. The Crew 2 / Ubisoft
4. FIFA 18 / EA Sports
5. Mario Tennis Aces / Nintendo
6. God of War / Sony
7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
8. Far Cry 5 / Ubisoft
9. Star Wars Battlefront II / EA Games
10. Fallout 4 / Bethesda

Individual Formats:

1. Jurassic World Evolution / PS4 (new)
2. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Xbox One
3. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Switch
4. Jurassic World Evolution / Xbox One (new)
5. Mario Tennis Aces / Switch
6. God of War / PS4
7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Switch
8. The Crew 2 / PS4
9. Detroit: Become Human / PS4
10. FIFA 18 / PS4

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