Archive for June, 2017

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber return to Number 1 with Despacito

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber have reclaimed pole position on this week’s Official Singles
Chart with Despacito.

The bilingual track now enjoys a seventh non-consecutive week at Number 1 after it achieved 34,000 downloads and 7.5 million streams. The track wasn’t the most downloaded of the week however – that honour goes to Artists for Grenfell’s Bridge Over Troubled Water.

The benefit single released in aid of the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, slips to Number 3 this week but leads on downloads with another 53,000 sold, as well as 2 million streams.

DJ Khaled’s Wild Thoughts, the Santana-sampling single that features Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, hops one place to Number 2, a new peak position for the song. Jonas Blue’s Mama also rises to a new peak in the Top 5, up one to Number 5.

New entries and high climbers

Little Mix and Rita Ora both enjoy uplifts this week, as Power and Your Song reach new personal bests of Number 9 and 10 respectively. The latter enters the Top 10 for the first time and becomes Rita’s ninth Top 10 hit.

Another three songs reach new peaks inside this week’s Top 20; Maggie Lindemann’s Pretty Girl is boosted to Number 12, there’s a two-place climb for Camila Cabello’s Crying In The Club (18), and Sigala’s collaboration with Ella Eyre, Came Here For Love, lifts three spots to Number 19.

Elsewhere, Drake’s new track Signs – released as part of a Louis Vuitton campaign – is new at Number 22, and Imagine Dragons’ Thunder is the biggest gainer inside the Top 40, up 10 to Number 26 following the release of their third album Evolve.

Finally, charity single Smile For Bradley performed by LIV’n’G becomes the duo’s first ever UK Top 40 single at Number 28. Proceeds from the song’s release will go directly to the Bradley Lowery Foundation, set up in honour of terminally ill six-year-old Bradley Lowery.

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

Grand Theft Auto V tops the UK charts for the 13th time

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Grand Theft Auto V has made it to the top of the UK charts for an impressive 13th time, joining Zumba Fitness as only the third game to hit that milestone. Wii Fit managed 16 weeks at the top, but all tremble before the might of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, a game which enjoyed a massive 18 weeks at the pinnacle of UK retail.

Rockstar’s open-world best-seller actually took top spot despite a week-on-week drop of 10% in terms of sales, which points to a sluggish week for retailers in general (presumably people were too busy enjoying the sunshine to go out and buy video games).

Retailer promotions have instigated some movers and shakers, though, with last week’s chart-topper, Horizon: Zero Dawn, dropping to eighth once it was returned to full price. On the other hand, Ghost Recon: Wildlands has benefitted from a discount and rises ten places into fourth. Dirt 4 also did well last week, taking second spot ahead of FIFA 17.

In Nintendo news, Arms drops down to seventh after a solid launch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is back in the top ten thanks to a resupply of stock around the country, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild shifted a few extra copies taking it up ten places to twelth, just outside of the GfK Chart-Track multi-platform top ten, which you can see in full below:

1. Grand Theft Auto V / Take-Two
2. Dirt 4 / Codemasters
3. FIFA 17 / EA
4. Ghost Recon: Wildlands / Ubisoft
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
6. Overwatch / Activision
7. Arms / Nintendo
8. Horizon: Zero Dawn / Sony
9. Forza Horizon 3 / Microsoft
10. Tekken 7 / Bandai Namco

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Grenfell Tower single enters at Number 1 less than 48 hours after release

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

The Grenfell Tower single Bridge Over Troubled Water enters at Number 1 on this week’s Official Singles Chart, just 48 hours after its release.

Released at 8am on Wednesday (June 21), the all-star rendition of Simon & Garkfunkel’s track shifted 170,360 across digital and streaming equivalent sales to take the top spot. The majority of the song’s sales came from downloads, making up just under 169,000 of the total.

The track, which features more than 50 artists including Stormzy, Emeli Sande, Robbie Williams and Paloma Faith had the biggest opening day combined sales of any single this decade, shifting 120k.

The previous biggest day 1 of decade was Adele’s Hello, logging just under 78,000 sales on its first day. The biggest day 1 sales of all time is Elton John’s Candle In The Wind (1997) with 655,000.

Artists For Grenfell’s Bridge Over Troubled Water is now the second fastest-selling single of the year, second to Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You, which opened with 226,808 back in January.

The song knocks Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber’s Despacito from Number 1 after six weeks at the summit and finishes 69,000 combined sales behind Bridge Over Troubled Water.

New entries and high climbers

DJ Khaled debuts at Number 3 with his Rihanna and Bryson Tiller collaboration Wild Thoughts, marking the producers second Top 5 single in two months after the chart-topping I’m The One. The entry also gives Rihanna her 30th Top 10 single.

Meanwhile, Little Mix’s Power ft. Stormzy lifts three places to Number 10, earning the girl group their 11th Top 10 single.

Rita Ora’s Your Song reaches a new peak, jumping four spots to 11, and Camila Cabello’s Crying In The Club jumps three places to sneak into this week’s Top 20 at Number 20.

Finally, Calvin Harris is new at 21 with Feels ft. Pharrell, Katy Perry and Big Sean, his 30th Top 40 hit on the Official Singles Chart, and Selena Gomez’s Bad Liar rebounds 20 places back into the Top 40 at 33.

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

Horizon: Zero Dawn goes top ahead of Arms in UK charts

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Nintendo’s latest new IP, Arms, has debuted in second place in this week’s UK retail charts, finishing behind Horizon: Zero Dawn, which is back on top after aggressive discounting around E3 has seen lots of players pick up Guerrilla’s open-world RPG. There’s not much to tell you beyond that, with the only other debut of note being that of MotoGP 17, which ended up in 17th place.

Here’s the GfK Chart-Track top ten:

1. Horizon: Zero Dawn / Sony
2. Arms / Nintendo
3. Grand Theft Auto V / Take 2
4. Dirt 4 / Codemasters
5. Wipeout Omega Collection / Sony
6. Tekken 7 / Bandai Namco
7. FIFA 17 / EA
8. Overwatch / Activision
9. Injustice 2 / Warner Bros.
10. Rocket League / 505 Games

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Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber hold on to Number 1

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

There’s no displacing Despacito – the longest reigning foreign-language Number 1, from Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee secures a sixth week at the top.

The track, which features guest vocals from Justin Bieber, sold 38,620 downloads and racked up 8.39 million streams in the last seven days.

This week’s highest new entry also comes from Justin Bieber – he teamed up with David Guetta on 2U, straight in at Number 5, returning Guetta to the Top 10 for the first time in two years.

Along with former chart-topper from DJ Khaled’s I’m The One (7), which also features Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, Justin has three songs in this week’s Top 10.

Chart highlights

Charlie Puth’s Attention rises one to return to the Top 10, while Little Mix enjoy this week’s biggest boost. Following the release of its music video, Power, which features Stormzy, rockets 22 places to 13.

Sigala and Ella Eyre are new at 26 with Came Here For Love, while Major Lazer’s Know No Better, feat. Travis Scott, former Fifth Harmony star Camila Cabello and Quavo, rises 13 to break the Top 40 at 35.

Also edging into the Top 40 this week are Imagine Dragons with Thunder, up 11 to 38; and Lil Uzi Vert who scores his very first UK hit with XO TOUR Llif3, up 7 places to land at Number 39.

Check out this week’s Top 100 Official Singles Chart in full

Wipeout Omega Collection tops the UK retail charts

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Wipeout Omega Collection has done something no other entry in the series has managed to do so far, and that’s debut at the top of the UK retail charts, dislodging Tekken 7 in the process.

Another racing game also debuted near the top of the charts, with Dirt 4 finishing in third. The other new entry to appear in this week’s top ten is The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, which landed in ninth.

Here’s the top ten in full:

1. Wipeout Omega Collection / Sony
2. Tekken 7 / Bandai Namco
3. Dirt 4 / Codemasteres
4. Horizon: Zero Dawn / Sony
5. Grand Theft Auto V / Take 2
6. Overwatch / Blizzard-Activision
7. FIFA 17 / EA
8. Injustice 2 / Warner Bros.
9. The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind / Bethesda
10. Dishonored 2 / Bethesda

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One Last Time soars to new chart peak after the One Love Manchester concert

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Ariana Grande’s One Last Time has reached a new peak on the Official Singles Chart, soaring into the Top 3 for the very first time.

Recently re-released as a charity single, the track achieved 2.9 million streams and 61,000 downloads to finish at Number 2 on this week’s chart. A majority of proceeds from the song will go to the We Love Manchester fund, which was the focus of Ariana’s One Love Manchester benefit concert held last week.

One Last Time originally peaked at Number 24 back in 2014, and soared to Number 11 two weeks ago following the terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 22 people. Its new peak position makes it Ariana’s 5th Top 10 single.

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber’s Despacito holds on to the top spot for a fifth consecutive week, with 8.8 million streams and 43,000 downloads logged in the last seven days. One song breaks into this week’s Top 5 for the first time; French Montana’s Unforgettable featuring Swae Lee hops one spot to Number 5.

New entries and high climbers

There are two more notable gains in this week’s Top 10, the first being Jonas Blue’s Mama. The collaboration with YouTube star William Singe flies two ranks to Number 6. Niall Horan’s Slow Hands vaults 14 places into the Top 10 at Number 7, beating the Number 9 peak of his debut single This Town.

The Chainsmokers and Coldplay’s Something Just Like This rockets nine placings to Number 16 this week following Coldplay’s performance of the song at One Love Manchester. Liam Gallagher, who also performed at the event, sees his solo single Wall of Glass enter the Top 40 at Number 21, while Oasis’ classic chart-topper Don’t Look Back In Anger returns to the Top 40 for the first time since May 1996. It’s made a gain of 41 slots this week to reach Number 25.

Finally, Camila Cabello’s first headline solo single since leaving Fifth Harmony, Crying In The Club, climbs 23 rungs to a new peak at Number 23.

Check out this week’s Top 100 Official Singles Chart in full

Tekken 7 relieves Injustice 2 of first place honours

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Would you believe Tekken 7 just scored the first UK retail number in franchise history since Tekken 3 (1998)? Well, it’s actually true. The most recent release Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (2012) only managed 2nd place behind Sleeping Dogs in its first week and Tekken 6 actually only debuted in 8th spot back in 2010 (stiff competition as it was a late October release). As you’d expect Tekken 7 was a lot more popular on PS4 than on Xbox One during launch week, no doubt partially due to its legacy on PlayStation platforms. In fact, Tekken 7 on Xbox One only managed 12th spot in the individual chart, behind Overwatch, Injustice 2, FIFA 17, GTAV, and Gears of War 4 on the platform.

Overwatch continues to enjoy an immense sales spike thanks to the price promotion in place for its one year anniversary, while Injustice 2 falls to third place following to straight weeks at number one. Some other new releases are found further down the charts with Star Trek: Bridge Crew managing 16th spot in the all formats chart. A decent start for a VR game, and it was joined by other VR titles PlayStation VR Worlds (20), Farpoint (30), perhaps indicating some decent PSVR sales this week. Milestone’s MXGP 3 came in 22nd in its first week. In other news, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild fell to 15th in the all formats chart, indicating a relatively slow week in Switch hardware sales, unless Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has taken over as the must-buy first game on the console that is.

All Formats:

1. Tekken 7 / Bandai Namco (new)
2. Overwatch / Blizzard
3. Injustice 2 / Warner Bros.
4. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
5. FIFA 17 / EA Sports
6. Prey / Bethesda
7. Ghost Recon: Wildlands / Ubisoft
8. Horizon: Zero Dawn / Sony
9. Rocket League / 505 Games
10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo

Individual Formats (units):

1. Tekken 7 / PS4 (new)
2. Overwatch / Xbox One
3. Injustice 2 / PS4
4. Overwatch / PS4
5. Horizon: Zero Dawn / PS4
6. Injustice 2 / Xbox One
7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Switch
8. FIFA 17 / Xbox One
9. Grand Theft Auto V / PS4
10. Grand Theft Auto V / Xbox One

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Protest song against Theresa May makes the Official Singles Chart Top 5

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Liar Liar, the song criticising Prime Minster Theresa May by Captain Ska has made its debut on the Official Singles Chart.

The track enters at Number 4 on this week’s Top 40, giving the seven-piece London band this week’s highest new entry.

Liar Liar has been scaling the Official Chart all week, ahead of the General Election on June 8. The song was originally released in 2010 in response to the coalition government, but band recorded a new version of their track that includes soundbites from several of May’s speeches and the lyrics: “She’s a liar liar, you can’t trust her, no, no, no”.

Sales of Liar Liar are being driven by downloads, with 42,000 people picking up a digital download of the track this week, while the song has so far been streamed just over 300,000 times.

The song’s music video, which includes statistics on UK poverty levels and references to school and police cuts, is now has almost two million views on YouTube.

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee make Official Chart history today as Despacito becomes the longest reigning foreign language Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart.

Meawhile, the rest of the Top 3 remains unchanged: DJ Khaled’s I’m The One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne is at 2, and Liam Payne’s Strip That Down holds at 3.

British producer Jonas Blue claims his third Top 10 single this week with Mama ft. William Singe, up four places from last week to Number 8. Close behind is Rita Ora – her first headline single in two years Your Song debuts at 13.

Further down, Little Mix’s Power ft. Stormzy makes its debut at Number 27. The track is the fourth single from their chart-topping Glory Days album and earns the group at 17th Top 40 hit.

Check out this week’s Top 100 Official Singles Chart in full