Archive for May, 2018

Detroit: Become Human tops the UK gaming charts

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Detroit: Become Human has edged out State of Decay 2 in the battle of the first-party exclusives, with Sony’s PS4-only interactive adventure ending up as the best-selling game at UK retailers last week. It’s also the tenth PS-exclusive to top the UK charts since the start of last year (can you name the other nine?)

State of Decay 2 debuted in a respectable second place, selling roughly 4,000 copies less than Detroit managed, although it’s hard to say how much its inclusion in the Game Pass has eaten into its launch week sales. Who knows what might have happened otherwise…

Elsewhere Dark Souls Remastered also debuted inside the top three, but that’s it in terms of new games in the top ten. Space Hulk: Deathwing also launched last week, but was only able to squeeze inside the top twenty (where it debuted at no.19).

Check out the GfK Chart-Track top ten below:

1. Detroit: Become Human / Sony
2. State of Decay 2 / Microsoft
3. Dark Souls Remastered / Bandai Namco
4. FIFA 18 / EA
5. God of War / Sony
6. Far Cry 5 / Ubisoft
7. Overwatch (Game of the Year Edition) / Activision
8. Destiny 2 / Activision
9. Fallout 4 / Bethesda
10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo

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Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa make it six weeks at Number 1

Friday, May 25th, 2018

The UK is puckering up to Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa once again – One Kiss is Number 1 for a sixth week.

Already Calvin’s longest-reigning consecutive chart-topper, One Kiss now matches the six weeks spent at the top spot back in 2011 by We Found Love, with Rihanna. We Found Love spent two separate stints at Number 1 for three consecutive weeks apiece.

Six consecutive weeks at the peak of the Official Singles Chart for Calvin makes One Kiss the longest-reigning Number 1 by a Scottish act in 24 years, since Wet Wet Wet’s Love Is All Around, which is the second-longest reign at Number 1 ever, at 15 weeks.

Elsewhere in the Top 5, Anne-Marie’s 2002 reaches a new peak of Number 4, and Ella Eyre claims her first UK Top 5 single in three years; Answerphone with Banx & Ranx ft. Yxng Bane climbs two to 5.

New entries and high climbers

Two more songs reach new peaks in the Official Chart Top 10 today. Jess Glynne’s I’ll Be There leaps seven to Number 6, while Flames, David Guetta and Sia’s seventh collab together, rises two to 7.

Clean Bandit’s latest single Solo featuring Demi Lovato is this week’s highest new entry at 12, while Years & Years earn the title of this week’s highest Top 40 climbers, clambering 14 spots to Number 24 with If You’re Over Me.

Four more songs scale the Top 40 this week too: M-22’s First Time ft. Medina vaults seven to Number 26; Yxng Bane races five places to 27 with Vroom; Man Down by Shakka ft. AlunaGeorge rockets 12 to Number 28; and Selena Gomez marches 10 slots to 29 with Back To You.

Finally, two songs impact the Top 40 for the first time this week. Tom Walker’s Leave A Light – which originally peaked at 41 some 15 weeks ago – debuts at 35 following its use on the Sony Bravia TV adverts, and Ramz claims his second UK Top 40 hit; Family Tree, the follow-up to his Number 2 single Barking, lifts two to 40.

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

Gaming charts: God of War holds off competition for the top spot

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

God of War has been a huge success for Sony so far, and the trend seems to be continuing, as it has registered yet another number one placement on the top of the UK charts as of last week, holding off competition from FIFA, Hyrule Warriors, and more to stay solid for another week.

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition for Switch is the only new entry in the top 10 in fact, sitting at number three, just above Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, another Wii U game that has been repurposed and repackaged for the current hybrid console.

For the top 10 in full look below. When will God of War fall of the top spot?

1. God of War / Sony
2. FIFA 18 / EA
3. Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition / Nintendo
4. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze / Nintendo
5. Far Cry 5 / Ubisoft
6. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 / Warner Bros. Interactive
7. Assassin’s Creed Origins / Ubisoft
8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
9. Grand Theft Auto V / Take-Two
10. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision

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Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa extend reign at Number 1

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa extend their reign at Number 1 on this week’s Official Singles Chart with their latest collaboration One Kiss.

The track logs a third week at the top spot 7.3 million plays on streaming services over the past seven days, keeping Ariana Grande’s No Tears Left To Cry at bay in second place for a second week.

One Kiss is now Calvin’s longest running chart-topper in seven years, since his feature on Rihanna’s six-week Number 1 We Found Love. As a headline artist, it’s his longest since his first chart leader, 2008’s Dance Wiv Me spent four weeks at the summit.

New entries and high climbers

Elsewhere in the Top 10, Anne-Marie’s 2002 lifts three places to a new peak at 5, and Post Malone’s Psycho rebounds four spots to Number 6. The rapper also claims this week’s top two highest new entries as his new album beerbongs and bentleys lands at Number 1 – Better Now opens at 9 and Paranoid is new at 11.

London rapper EO climbs into the Top 20 with his breakthrough hit German, up six places to 18, while David Guetta and Sia leap from 33 to 19 with their latest collaboration Flames.

Further down, Paloma Faith’s Make Your Own Kind Of Music zooms from 56 to 28 to earn the star her tenth UK Top 40 hit, and two songs from The Greatest Showman soundtrack returns to the Top 40; A Million Dreams at 38, and Never Enough at 40.

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