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Dance Monkey sees off Travis Scott to claim second week at Number 1

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Tones and I’s Dance Monkey extends its reign at Number 1 on this week’s Official Singles Chart, holding off a fierce challenge from Travis Scott’s Highest in the Room.

Dance Monkey notched up over 70,700 chart sales this week, including 7.34 million streams, to claim a second week at the summit.

Travis’s Highest in the Room, a new entry at Number 2, becomes his second Top 10 and his highest ever chart peak in the UK.

Dermot Kennedy, who tops this week’s Official Albums Chart, scores his first UK Top 10, as Outnumbered advances six slots to a new peak of Number 8; Jorja Smith lands her highest charting single as Be Honest, feat. Burna Boy, rises four places to 11; and Sam Feldt’s Post Malone, feat. Rani, rebounds four to a new peak of 13.

Justin Bieber’s collaboration with country duo Dan & Shay, 10,000 Hours, starts at 19; Buss Down, from Aitch feat Ziezie climbs five to break the Top 20 at 20; while Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, and Cardi B’s team-up on South of the Border is up sixteen places to 24.

After a near-miss earlier in the year, Summer Walker lands her first UK Top 40 hit with Playing Games, which rockets 68 slots to 25; Camila Cabello pops up again, this time rising eight to 29 with Liar; Riton & Oliver Heldens also advance eight with Turn Me On feat Vula, to 29; and Halsey scores an eighth Top 40 with Graveyard, up eleven to 38.

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Dance Monkey claims Number 1 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Tones and I’s Dance Monkey takes this week’s top spot on the Official UK Singles Chart, marking the end of a nine-week climb up the Top 100.

The Australian singer-songwriter’s breakthrough track first entered the singles chart at Number 82 in August and this week’s leaps six places to Number 1 with over 50,000 chart sales, including 5.1 million streams.

On learning the news, Tones and I told OfficialCharts.com: “Thank you so much UK for your support on this track, I can’t wait to come over soon and celebrate with you all.”

In her native Australia, Tones and I – real name Toni Watson – is enjoying a ninth consecutive week at Number 1. Last week Dance Monkey broke the country’s record for most weeks at the summit by an Australian female solo artist, sweeping aside a 32-year-old record set by Kylie Minogue’s Locomotion.

In the UK, Dance Monkey is the first Number 1 by an Australian artist in five years, since Iggy Azalea’s Problem with Ariana Grande.

Dance Monkey holds off competition from Regard’s Ride It, which jumps three places to a new peak at Number 2. The song has outperformed the 2008 original by Jay Sean, which topped out at Number 11 in 2008.

Lewis Capaldi’s Bruises – the latest spinoff from his chart-topping debut album – zooms 71 places to Number 11, boosted by the release of a new remixes EP including a live orchestral version.

D-Block Europe scores this week’s highest new entry with Playing For Keeps ft. Dave going straight in at 21, earning the South London group their fifth Top 40 single.

Further down, Buss Down by rising star Aitch rebounds ten places to 25 following the release of the track’s music video, and DJ/producers Riton & Oliver Heldens make their Top 40 debut together with Turn Me On, vaulting 21 spots to Number 37. The climb means Riton claims his second and Oliver his third UK Top 40 hit.

Finally, Ed Sheeran lands his 41st UK Top 40 hit as South of The Border ft. Camila Cabello and Cardi B enters at Number 40.

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Take Me Back To London claims fifth week at Number 1

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Ed Sheeran holds on to his chart crown for another week as his latest single Take Me Back To London notches up a fifth week at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart.

The track, which features Stormzy and has been remixed by Sir Spyro with added guests Jaykae and Aitch, easily claims another week at the summit with 53,000 chart sales, finishing 14,000 ahead of his closest competitor.

Ed’s fellow collaborator Aitch takes second place this week with his breakthrough track Taste (Make It Shake), climbing one place to Number 2 to match its previous peak held two weeks ago.

Two tracks make their first Top 10 appearance this week: Regard’s viral-turned-chart hit Ride It leaps six places to Number 5, while Tones & I jumps seven spots to Number 7. The Australian singer-songwriter set a new chart record in her home country this week for most weeks at the top on the ARIA Singles Chart by an Australian female solo artist, breaking a 32 year record previously held by Kylie Minogue’s Locomotion.

Further down, there are new peaks for Jorja Smith’s Be Honest ft. Burna Boy – up two to 16 – and Dermot Kennedy’s Outnumbered, up three slots to 17. Dave’s Professor X is up five to 19 and Lil Nas X’s Panini lifts two to 21.

Two singles make their Top 40 debut this week: Lizzo’s Good As Hell vaults 35 places to Number 23, and Tiesto & Mabel’s God Is A Dancer is the week’s highest new entry at Number 37.

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Ed Sheeran denies Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey Official Singles Chart top spot

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey’s new collaboration Don’t Call Me Angel has been pipped to the post on this week’s Official Singles Chart, debuting at Number 2 behind Ed Sheeran’s Take Me Back to London.

Don’t Call Me Angel, which features in the upcoming Charlie’s Angels film, led the way in the midweek charts but ultimately settles for second place as Ed’s Take Me Back to London ft. Stormzy claims a fourth week at Number 1. The song notched up 59,000 chart sales this week, including 8.2 million streams.

Don’t Call Me Angel earns Ariana her 15th UK Top 10 hit, Miley her fifth and Lana her fourth and first in six years.

Meanwhile, Kosovo-born DJ Regard edges closer to the Top 10 with his breakout club hit Ride It, climbing for a fifth consecutive week to Number 11, up four slots.

London music collective D-Block Europe score their fourth Top 40 single with Nookie ft. Lil Baby at 16, marking their strongest debut on the Official Chart yet. Post Malone’s Take What You Want ft. Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott is also new at 22, earning Post his 13th Top 40 hit and veteran rocker Ozzy his eighth as a soloist and first in almost 15 years, since his chart-topping duet Changes with daughter Kelly.

Further down, Lil Nas X’s Panini rebounds 30 places and hits a new peak at 23 following the release of its futuristic music video, and this year’s newly crowned Mercury Prize winner Dave is new at 24 with Professor X, a track from Netflix series Top Boy.

Finally, Stormzy lands at Number 37 with Wiley Flow, a homage to the godfather of grime.

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Ed Sheeran and Stormzy score a third week at Number 1

Friday, September 13th, 2019

There’s no shifting Ed Sheeran and Stormzy from the top of the Official Singles Chart – Take Me Back to London is Number 1 for a third week, aided by a remix by producer Sir Spyro, featuring rappers Jaykae and Aitch.

The collaboration racked up 8.45 million streams in the last seven days, finishing almost 13,000 chart sales ahead of Manchester rapper Aitch, who climbs a place to Number 2 with Taste (Make it Shake).

Following the release of his third studio album, Post Malone scores three songs in this week’s Top 40: Circles climbs six slots to 5; Goodbyes returns to the Top 10, up four to 10; and Malone also claims the highest new entry of the week with the album’s title track Hollywood’s Bleeding.

Kosovar DJ and producer Regard leaps 10 places with Ride It to Number 15; Stormzy lands a 16th Top 40 with Sounds of the Skeng, new at 20.

Aitch scores his fourth Top 40 hit, as Buss Down feat. Ziezie goes straight in at 21; Camila Cabello adds a 10th solo Top 40 to her tally – Liar is new at 38; and Miley Cyrus’ Slide Away goes in at 40.

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Ed Sheeran and Stormzy land second week at Number 1

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Ed Sheeran and Stormzy land a second week at Number 1 with Take Me Back To London as the track continues to enjoy a boost from a remix by producer Sir Spyro, featuring rappers Jaykae and Aitch. It leads its closest competition, Higher Love by Kygo and Whitney Houston (2), by 22,500 combined sales.

Aitch climbs three to a new peak of Number 3 with Taste (Make It Shake), while Strike A Pose by Young T & Bugsey, on which Aitch also features, rises two to Number 10, continuing its slow-burning ascent up the charts.

Post Malone takes the week’s highest new entry honours, debuting at 11 with Circles, while Headie One climbs five places to 13 with Both. Sam Feldt’s Post Malone ft. Rani rises ten spots to 16.

Elsewhere, Kosovo-born DJ Regard zooms 20 places to Number 25 with Ride It, giving him his first Top 40 hit. Australian singer-songwriter Tones & I jumps nine spots to Number 31 with Dance Monkey.

Finally, producer Y2K & rapper BBNO$ earn their first Top 40 single with Lalala, moving up seven places to Number 37.

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Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello make it five weeks at Number 1

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello’s reign at the top of the Official Singles Chart with Senorita extends to a fifth total week, leading previous chart-topper Ed Sheeran & Khalid’s Beautiful People (2) by 6,200 combined sales.

Three singles reach the Top 5 for the first time: 3 Nights by Dominic Fike climbs three places to 3, just ahead of Manchester rapper Aitch at 4 with Taste (Make It Shake), climbing four slots.

With the most digital downloads of the week, Kygo & Whitney Houston climb four to Number 5 with Higher Love, Kygo’s highest ever charting track. It’s Whitney’s first Top 5 hit since 2009’s Million Dollar Bill, bringing her total to fourteen. See Whitney’s full Official Charts history here.

Meanwhile, Sam Smith earns his 11th Top 10 single with How Do You Sleep? climbing five to Number 7. Lil Tecca climbs nine to Number 13 with Ransom; Jax Jones & Bebe Rexha are up six places with Harder at 30, while Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy climbs five to 34 with Outnumbered.

Finally, American rapper and singer Megan Thee Stallion claims her first UK chart hit with Hot Girl Summer feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla Sign, debuting at Number 40.

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Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s Senorita scores fourth week at Number 1

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s Senorita claims a fourth stint at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart, while Ariana Grande and Social House score the week’s highest new entry with Boyfriend.

Senorita notched up 59,000 chart sales to keep its place at the summit, made up of 6.6 million streams and 7,000 downloads. Social House worked on Ariana’s recent chart-toppers 7 Rings and Thank U, Next.

Meanwhile, Ariana and Social House’s Boyfriend is new at Number 4, earning Ariana her 14th Top 10 and the pop duo their first UK chart entry.

Elsewhere in the Top 10, Dominic Fike’s 3 Nights lifts two places to a new peak at Number 6, and Manchester rapper Aitch scores a Top 10 debut with his new track Taste (Make It Shake) – his first chart entry as a headliner following his feature on Young T and Bugsey’s Top 20 hit Strike A Pose. One place behind are Kygo and Whitney Houston; Higher Love hops one spot to Number 9.

Further down, Krept & Konan, Headie One and K-Trap’s I Spy rebounds 15 places to Number 22 following the release of a remix featuring Bugzy Malone, RV, SL, Abra Cadabra, Morrison and Snap Capone. British DJ/producer Joel Corry cracks the Top 20 with Sorry, up two to Number 19.

Finally, two songs make their Top 40 debut this week: Jax Jones & Bebe Rexha’s Harder climbs nine places to Number 36, earning Jax his ninth and Bebe her seventh Top 40 single, and Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy  claims his first UK Top 40 with Outnumbered, up two to 39.

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Senorita climbs to Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s Senorita claims the Number 1 spot on this week’s Official Singles Chart, ending Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s eight-week spell at the top with I Don’t Care.

Senorita lifts from 2 to 1 after being streamed 8.2 million times in the UK this week, and earns Shawn and Camila a second UK chart-topper each: Shawn scored his first Number 1 in 2016 with Stitches, while Camila’s Havana had a five-week run at the top in 2017.

Celebrating the news, Shawn told us: “Thank you so much to our UK fans for the overwhelming support on the song. We are so thankful and excited to get a UK Number 1!”

Camila added: “I’m so excited that you guys made this song Number 1 in the UK!!!! And sharing this with Shawn is so fun and so special. Thank you thank you thank you, and I can’t wait to be there soooooooon!”

With Ed Sheeran’s new album No.6 Collaborations Project out today (July 12), a further two of the collection’s tracks hold inside this week’s Top 10: Beautiful People ft. Khalid is at 3, and Cross Me ft. Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock places at 8.

This week’s highest new entry goes to Post Malone, who debuts at Number 5 with Goodbyes ft. Young Thug, marking the US singer and rapper’s seventh UK Top 10 single.

There’s also good news for Mist – the Birmingham rapper’s latest track So High ft. Fredo is his strongest chart debut yet, opening at Number 11. Meanwhile, south London collective D-Block Europe land at Number 20 with their new single Home Pussy.

Further down, three songs climb into the Top 40 for the first time: Freya Ridings lands her second UK Top 40 single as Castles zooms 18 places to 34, Dave & AJ Tracey’s Thaigo Silva vaults 21 spots to 36 following the rapper’s viral Glastonbury performance, and Lizzo’s Truth Hurts lifts five to 37 to become her second UK Top 40 entry.

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Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber make it eight weeks at Number 1

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber reach eight consecutive weeks at Number 1 with I Don’t Care, as Ed claims three places in this week’s Official Singles Chart Top 10.

The pair deny Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s Senorita (2) the top spot despite the latin-pop single improving on its performance last week by 3,700 combined sales.

Ed Sheeran takes highest new entry honours at Number 3 with Beautiful People ft. Khalid, marking Khalid’s tenth Top 10 single and Ed’s 24th. Ed’s third Top 10 this week, Cross Me ft. Chance The Rapper and PnB Rock, is at Number 6.

Stormzy’s latest single Crown climbs one to Number 4 following his landmark Glastonbury headline slot on June 28, Mabel secures her third Top 10 with Mad Love, climbing 5 places to Number 8, and Sigala and Becky Hill also reach the Top 10 for the first time with Wish You Well, up two to 9.

After 18 weeks in the Top 100, AJ Tracey’s slow-burner Ladbroke Grove enters the Top 20 after climbing five places to Number 16. Dominic Fike rises six to Number 20 with 3 Nights, Young T & Bugsey reach a new peak with Strike A Pose ft. Aitch at 22, and Martin Garrix’s Summer Days with Macklemore and Patrick Stump jumps seven spots to Number 26.

Further down, Chris Brown’s new single Don’t Check On Me feat. Justin Bieber and Ink debuts at 29, Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello rise six places to 31 with Find U Again, and Miley Cyrus rebounds seven places to 33 with Mother’s Daughter.

Finally, Kygo’s remix of Higher Love featuring vocals from Whitney Houston lands the late vocalist her first posthumous Top 40 hit since 2012, debuting at Number 36.

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