Archive for July, 2016

Lego Star Wars tops the gaming charts

Monday, July 4th, 2016

The 4th was strong with Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens as it became the fourth best-selling Lego game and fourth best-selling Star Wars game in its first week.

FIFA 16 and Overwatch leapfrogged Doom for 2nd and third respectively.

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, made an impression at 6th in its first week, while Telltale Games’ 7 Days to Die managed 9th.

The Technomancer came in at 13th, while Minecraft: Wii U Edition came 18th.

Price promotions also had some major effects on this week’s charts.

The all-formats chart in full:

1. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Warner Bros. (new)
2. FIFA 16 / EA Sports
3. Overwatch / Blizzard
4. Doom / Bethesda
5. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End / Sony
6. Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness / Square Enix
7. Rocket League / 505 Games
8. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
9. 7 Days to Die / Telltale Games (new)
10. The Division / Ubisoft

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Drake tightens his grip on the Official Singles Chart with TWO Top 3 singles

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Drake’s reign over the Official Singles Chart is not letting up – he now has two singles in the Top 3.

The longest reigning Number 1 of the digital age One Dance has notched a twelfth week on top, the lengthiest consecutive run since Wet Wet Wet’s Love Is All Around spent 15 weeks at the helm in 1994.

After leading in the midweeks for the third week running, Kungs vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners settle for Number 2 with This Girl. Drake and Rihanna’s Too Good storms two places to a new peak this week of Number 3. This week marks the seventh in a row that both Drake and Rihanna have had two singles inside the Top 10.

And Rihanna is back again, a non-mover at Number 4 with Calvin Harris on This Is What You Came For, and Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop The Feeling is down two rungs to complete the Top 5.

New entries and high climbers

Adele’s Send My Love (To Your New Lover) makes its Top 10 debut this week, up nine spots to Number 6. Fresh from Glastonbury, this is Adele’s eighth Top 10 single. Tracks from Calum Scott and Dua Lipa also achieve new personal bests; Dancing On My Own is up four to 12 while Hotter Than Hell also rises, this time two positions to 15.

The Chainsmokers hit the Top 20 for the third time in their career as Don’t Let Me Down shoots up eight places (16), and after their Glasto headline slot, Coldplay catapult from 30 to 19 with Hymn For The Weekend. Also rising this week are Ariana Grande’s Into You (up four to 22) and Don’t Mind from Kent Jones, which vaults 13 places to 26.

Shawn Mendes’ Treat You Better hits a new peak of 29 on its fourth week on chart, just ahead of Dizzee Rascal and Calvin Harris’ Hype, new at 34. Hype marks Dizzee’s 24th Top 40 single and Calvin’s 26th.

Finally, Jonas Blue’s Perfect Strangers makes its Top 40 debut, rising six to 38 and Christine and the Queens’ Tilted experiences a post-Glastonbury uplift, up 13 slots to 40.

Click here to see this week’s Top 100 Official Singles Chart in full