Ellie Goulding has managed the seemingly impossible by ending Mark Ronson’s seven-week reign at number 1 with her latest single Love Me Like You Do. The song is the theme-track to the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey film and has given Ellie her second number 1 single in the UK, following Burn in August 2013. The song is the fastest selling single of 2015 so far, with over 172,000 copies sold.
Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars fell one place to number 2, whilst Hozier’s Take Me to Church also fell just one place to number 3. Completing the top 5 are Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney’s collaborative track FourFiveSeconds and Meghan Trainor’s Lips Are Moving, at 4 and 5 respectively.
Further down the chart there were new entries for Dutch producer Mike Mago’s dance hit Outlines at 8 and Irish rock band Kodaline’s Honest at 39. The biggest climber of the week was The Weeknd’s Earned It which rose fifteen places to number 18, giving the Canadian his first solo UK top 20 hit. Maroon 5’s Sugar also saw an ascension up the chart as it climbed eight places to reach a new peak of number 14.
Moving onto the album chart, the legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan scored his eighth number one album with Shadows in the Night. It is the 73 year-old’s thirty-sixth studio album and it features covers of traditional pop songs that were made famous by Frank Sinatra.
Ed Sheeran’s X is a non-mover at 2 and last weeks number 1 album, Title by Meghan Trainor, falls two places to number 3. Sam Smith’s Grammy award-winning album In the Lonely Hour holds at number 4 and Hozier’s self titled album climbs one place to number 5.
Dire Straits’ Brothers In Arms re-enters the chart at number 8 thanks to it being sold for a mere 99p on Google Play earlier last week. The album was released in 1985 and is the eighth best selling album of all time in the UK, with over 4.4 million copies sold. Further down the chart, American hip hop artist Kid Ink claimed his first top 10 album as Full Speed lands at number 10. Nottingham singer Indiana’s debut album No Romeo enters at number 17 and Diana Krall, a Canadian jazz singer, earned her eighth top 40 album as Wallflower lands at 19.
The Official Singles Chart is presented every Sunday from 4pm-7pm on BBC Radio 1.