Archive for September, 2017

Post Malone’s Rockstar is narrowly denied a UK Number 1 by Sam Smith

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Sam Smith’s Too Good At Goodbyes celebrates a third week at Number 1 after an incredibly close race on this week’s Official Singles Chart.

The track, which heads up Sam’s second studio album, keeps its place at the top after finishing just 693 downloads and streaming equivalent sales ahead of Post Malone’s Rockstar ft. 21 Savage, which climbs from 5 to 2. It’s the US rapper’s breakthrough hit in the UK, having previously reached a high of 28 with his last single Congratulations earlier this year.

Elsewhere in this week’s Top 5, Dua Lipa’s New Rules slips a place to 3, Camila Cabello leaps from 7 to Number 4 with Havana, and CNCO & Little Mix are up a spot to 5 with Reggaeton Lenton (Remix) – a return to its previous peak.

New entries and high climbers

US rapper Logic jumps five places to a new high of 12 with 1-800-273-8255 ft. Alessia Cara and Khalid, while there are also new Top 40 peaks for Stefflon Don & French Montana’s Hurtin’ Me, up six places to 14, Maroon 5’s What Lovers Do ft. SZA leaps from 25 to 18, and Katy Perry’s Swish Swish ft. Nicki Minaj enters the Top 20 for the first time, up three places to 19.

Further down, four tracks make their Top 40 debut: rising London star Mabel zooms 23 places to Number 29 with Finders Keeps ft. Kojo Funds, and Mans Not Hot by London rapper Big Shaq debuts at 30.

Paloma Faith notches up her eighth Top 40 today with Crybaby, which vaults 26 places to 36, and US rapper Cardi B breaks the Top 40 with Bodak Yellow. The track, which recently became the first Number 1 in the US by a female rapper in 19 years, lifts nine places to 37.

Finally, Ed Sheeran’s Perfect returns to the Top 40 this week after it was announced as the fourth official single from his ÷ album. The song jumps from 79 to Number 34.

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

Destiny 2 holds firm on top for a third week

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Destiny 2’s debut saw it shoot straight to the top of the charts, so it’s safe to say Bungie’s sequel has gone down pretty well, and now we know that it’s got a third week at the top spot, fighting off a number of new entries for the privilege.

Sitting just behind Destiny 2 is Project Cars 2, another sequel with a good result in terms of sales, and NBA 2K18 sits in third place after its own number two debut last week. Pokkén Tournament DX is another debut that’s sat itself nicely in the top 10 as well, with a number 5 position.

You can see the top 10 in full down below:

1. Destiny 2 / Activision
2. Project Cars 2 / Bandai Namco Entertainment
3. NBA 2K18 / 2K
4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 / Konami
5. Pokkén Tournament DX / Nintendo
6. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
7. Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy / Activision
8. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy / Sony
9. Forza Horizon 3 / Microsoft
10. Lego Worlds / Warner Bros. Interactive

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Sam Smith scores a second week at Number 1

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

He’s Too Good at Goodbyes but even better at holding on to the top spot – Sam Smith lands a second week at Number 1.

Too Good at Goodbyes is Sam’s sixth chart-topper in the UK, and debuted at the summit last week, kicking off the London star’s comeback campaign for his imminent second album.

Dua Lipa’s New Rules is at 2, Pink goes back up one to 3 with What About Us and Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do slides to 4.

American rappers Post Malone and 21 Savage are this week’s highest new entry with Rockstar, going straight in at Number 5.

New entries and high climbers

Camila Cabello and Young Thug’s Havana enjoys a new chart peak, rising to Number 7, while Avicii and Rita Ora’s collaboration Lonely Together makes the biggest gains this week. It zooms 11 slots to Number 10, giving the Swedish DJ/producer his ninth Top 10 in the UK and first in over two years, when Waiting For Love peaked at 6 in summer 2015. It’s a 10th Top 10 for Rita.

Stefflon Don and French Montana’s Hurtin’ Me hits a new peak, climbing eight slots to 20, and Niall Horan scores his third solo Top 40 since Once Direction went on hiatus, with Too Much To Ask going in at 24.

Craig David lands a 21st Top 40, as Heartline is new at 35, and American rapper XXXTentacion scores his first ever Top 40 single in the UK, with Jocelyn Flores making a climb to Number 39.

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

Destiny 2 fights off new releases

Monday, September 18th, 2017

The release schedule is really starting to heat up. With plenty of new releases, it was still Destiny 2 that came out on top.

In spite of losing much its first week sales (-71%), Bungie’s latest release took number one (PS4) and two (Xbox One) in the individual format list. The fight for the second place was a close one. NBA 2K18 won PES 2018 by just 1,500 units, thanks to the biggest launch week ever for a basketball game in the country. This is also the highest position ever attained by the franchise. Meanwhile, EA Sports also had something new this week, with NHL 18 debuting at 23rd.

Also in the Top 10 were Dishonored: Death of the Outsider and Metroid: Samus Returns, and surprisingly Rayman: Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch almost made it (#11), a new version of the same old game with just a few additions. Ubi keeps doing well with the Switch, since Mario + Rabbids is holding on to its spot in the top twenty.

All Formats:

1. Destiny 2 / Activision
2. NBA 2K18 / 2K Sports (new)
3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 / Konami (new)
4. Fallout 4 / Bethesda
5. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy / Sony
6. Dishonored: Death of the Outsider / Bethesda
7. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
8. Metroid: Samus Returns / Nintendo
9. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy / Activision
10. Forza Horizon 3 / Microsoft

Individual Formats:

1. Destiny 2 / PS4
2. Destiny 2 / Xbox One
3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 / PS4 (new)
4. NBA 2K18 / PS4 (new)
5. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy / PS4
6. NBA 2K18 Xbox One (new)
7. Metroid: Samus Returns / 3DS (new)
8. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy / PS4
9. Forza Horizon 3 / Xbox One
10. Fallout 4 / Xbox One

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Sam Smith scoops his sixth UK Number 1 single

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Congratulations to Sam Smith who has gone straight in at Number 1 with Too Good at Goodbyes.

Released last Friday, the lead single from Sam’s as-yet-untitled second album rockets to the top with 4.4 million streams and 33,000 downloads sold. The song is the Londoner’s sixth UK Number 1 following La La La (with Naughty Boy), Money On My Mind, Stay With Me, Lay Me Down (with John Legend) and Writing’s On The Wall.

With six Number 1s now under his belt, Sam joins the likes of Sir Rod Stewart, Queen, Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, who each have six chart toppers. When it comes to British males, only six men have had more songs hit the top spot, they are Cliff Richard, Calvin Harris, George Michael, Elton John, Tinie Tempah and Robbie Williams.

Continuing with the theme of sixes, Too Good at Goodbyes is the sixth song to debut straight in at Number 1 in 2017, following Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You, Harry Styles’ Sign of The Times, DJ Khaled’s I’m The One, Artists for Grenfell’s Bridge Over Troubled Water and Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do.

Meanwhile, Dua Lipa’s New Rules holds firm at Number 2, Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do ends its two-week residency at Number 1 (3), and P!nk drops a slot with What About Us at Number 4.

Rounding out this week’s Top 5 is Zayn with his new single Dusk Till Dawn (5). Featuring Sia, the song becomes Zayn’s third UK Top 5 as a soloist, and Sia’s fourth.

New entries and high climbers

Camila Cabello celebrates her first UK Top 10 single as a solo artist with Havana (10), while Chris Brown’s latest offering Questions rises for the fourth straight week, up three to 13.

Logic’s suicide prevention single 1-800-273-8255 breaks into the Top 40 for the first time; featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, the song is Logic’s first UK Top 40 entry, Alessia’s third and Khalid’s second at Number 16 this week. Further down, Avicii and Rita Ora claim the highest climber within the Top 40 as Lonely Together is boosted 14 levels to Number 21.

There’s a re-entry and new chart peak for Kelly Clarkson’s Piece by Piece at Number 27 following Rebecca Grace’s performance of the song in her X Factor audition last Saturday, and one place behind is Stefflon Don’s Hurtin’ Me featuring French Montana. Propelling 22 positions to Number 28, the song is Stefflon’s first UK Top 40 as a lead artist.

Finally, Jason Derulo’s If I’m Lucky is up two placings to Number 30, and there’s an upward move of four spots for Marshmello’s Silence with Khalid at Number 34.

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

Destiny 2 goes straight to the top of the gaming charts

Monday, September 11th, 2017

This has to be one of the most obvious news pieces all year, as Destiny 2 did as expected, and sold very well last week. We’ve heard that the game has sold “incredibly well” digitally, and the physical versions have done great in the UK as well, going straight to the top of the charts.

Meanwhile, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy continues to do well for Sony and Naughty Dog, while Knack 2 will have to make do with twelfth place. The other noteworthy release last week was Monster Hunter Stories, but that was never close to joining the top ten with its twenty-fourth place. Besides that, there’s not too many noteworthy changes on the list, except for Bethesda continuing to have a trio of games on there. Below is the top 10 in full:

1. Destiny 2 / Activision
2. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy / Sony
3. Forza Horizon 3 / Microsoft
4. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
5. Fallout 4 / Bethesda
6. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Activision
7. F1 2017 / Codemasters
8. Dishonored 2 / Bethesda
9. Doom / Bethesda
10. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle / Ubisoft

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Taylor Swift claims two weeks at the top

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Taylor Swift’s settling scores and scoring chart feats, as she celebrates two weeks at Number 1 with the vengeful Look What You Made Me Do, her very first UK chart-topper.

Not content with holding onto the kingdom keys of the Official Singles Chart, Taylor also scores this week’s highest new entry, with …Ready For It? going straight in at 7.

Set to be the opening track on Taylor’s forthcoming album Reputation, …Ready For It? makes its Top 10 debut after only 5 days on sale, premiering Sunday after appearing in a US TV commercial.

Chart highlights

J Balvin and Willy William’s Mi Gente hits a new peak this week, rising four places to 5, and Demi Lovato’s Sorry Not Sorry also hits a new personal best, going Top 10 for the first time, after moving up three slots to 9.

Camila Cabello and Young Thug score the highest climber inside the Top 40 for a second week running, as Havana zooms 13 places to 11, and Katy Perry’s Swish Swish hits a new peak, advancing seven slots to 22.

Maroon 5 celebrate a 20th Top 40 hit with What Lovers Do, feat SZA, going in at 23, and Charli XCX sees Boys find a new peak, climbing five to 31.

Jason Derulo lands his 17th Top 40 hit with If I’m Lucky, going in at 32, and Marshmello’s Silence feat Khalid is making a noise, making a chart entry at 38.

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

Mario + Rabbids fail to top Uncharted

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Last week was filled with interesting video game releases, including Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, ARK: Survival Evolved, Everybody’s Golf, and Yakuza Kiwami. All of these sold fairly well and managed to make the top ten on the British sales charts. However, none of them managed to top Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which continues to be the best-selling game. According to Chart-track it was a very narrow win. Other new releases didn’t fare as well with Maximum Games’ Dead Alliance and Capcom’s Resident Evil: Revelations HD just making it into the top 40 at 39 and 40 respectively.

All Formats:

1. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy / Sony
2. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle / Ubisoft (new)
3. F1 2017 / Codemasters
4. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
5. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Activision
6. Everybody’s Golf / Sony (new)
7. ARK: Survival Evolved / Studio Wildcard (new)
8. Yakuza Kiwami / Sega (new)
9. Overwatch / Blizzard
10. Forza Horizon 3 / Microsoft

individual Formats (units):

1. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy / PS4
2. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle / Switch (new)
3. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / PS4
4. F1 2017 / PS4
5. Everybody’s Golf / PS4 (new)
6. F1 2017 / Xbox One
7. Yakuza Kiwami / PS4 (new)
8. Grand Theft Auto V / Xbox One
9. Forza Horizon 3 / Xbox One
10. Grand Theft Auto V / PS4

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Taylor Swift scores first UK Number 1 single

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Over eight years since she made her UK chart debut back in 2009, Taylor Swift has finally scored her very first Number 1 single on this week’s Official Singles Chart.

The singer’s huge comeback single Look What You Made Me Do – which has smashed global Spotify and YouTube records – has charged straight in at the top in the UK, accumulating 30,000 downloads and 5.3 million streams in its opening week.

LWYMMD is Taylor’s eighth UK Top 5 single, three of which had previously peaked at Number 2 (Love Story, I Knew You Were Trouble and Shake it Off).

Dua Lipa’s two week reign at Number 1 with New Rules has come to an end, slipping to 2, while P!nk’s What About Us climbs one spot to Number 3. This marks the first all-female Top 3 on the Official Singles Chart since October 2014, when Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass was at the helm, followed by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s Bang Bang at Number 2 and Taylor’s Shake It Off at Number 3.

Rounding out this week’s Top 5 are Feels by Calvin Harris, Pharrell, Katy Perry and Big Sean at Number 4, and Justin Bieber and BloodPop®’s Friends falls three to this week’s Number 5.

New entries and high climbers

James Hype and Kelli Leigh’s More Than Friends jumps two rungs to a new peak of Number 8, while Demi Lovato’s Sorry Not Sorry also advances a couple of slots to reach Number 12, a new high for the track.

Macklemore’s Glorious ft. Skylar Grey and Camila Cabello’s Havana with Young Thug made their Top 40 debuts last week, and both leap 13 spots to Number 23 and 24 respectively. Lil Uzi Vert’s XO TOUR Llif3 also makes gains following the release of his debut album, hopping five to Number 25.

Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj’s Swish Swish rockets 29 places to reach new heights at Number 29 following the release of its music video and their MTV VMAs performance, and Avicii and Rita Ora’s Lonely Together makes its Top 40 debut at Number 37. The song is Avicii’s 12th and Rita’s 15th Top 40 hit.

Finally, J Hus’ Spirit springs into the Top 40 for the first time, rising six to Number 39.

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