Reggae artist Omi remained at number 1 for a fourth week, holding off strong competition from Wiz Khalifa and LunchMoney Lewis. Cheerleader is only the seventh song to reach the top spot this year, meaning that the average time spent at number 1 this year for a single is an impressive three weeks (fourteen songs had made number 1 this time last year).
Up one place to number 2 is former number 1 hit See You Again by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, whilst American hip hop artist LunchMoney Lewis fell one place to number 3 last week with Bills. Taylor Swift scored last week’s highest début as Bad Blood enters at number 4, thanks largely to the release of her epic music video early last week. The ‘remastered edition’ features the vocals of American rapper Kendrick Lamar, as well as a reworked instrumental. At number 5 is Jack U and Justin Bieber’s Where Are You Now, which climbs two places to reach a new peak. Jack U is a production duo consisting of Diplo and Skrillex.
Further down the chart, twenty-one year old English singer-songwriter Ella Eyre earns her fifth top twenty hit as Together lands at 12. The singer has previously featured on Rudimental’s number 1 hit Waiting All Night. US singer Andie Case is at 24 with her début song Want To Want Me/I Want You To Want Me, a mash up of Jason Derulo’s new song and American Rock band Cheap Trick’s I Want You To Want Me. Ne-Yo’s latest single, She Knows featuring Juicy J, enters the chart at 35 and Australian indie-pop band Sheppard are at 36 with their début hit Geronimo. The final new entry comes from Jessie J, whose song Flashlight from the Pitch Perfect 2 Soundtrack album appears at 39. High climbers come from David Guetta and Nicki Minaj’s Hey Mama, which ascends seven places to 10, Irish musician Hozier climbs 24-19 with Someone New, and American rapper Fetty Wap leaps eight places to 21 with his track Trap Queen.
Over on the albums chart, The Killers front-man Brandon Flowers scores his second solo number 1 album and his sixth in total with The Desired Effect. The album was 5,000 copies ahead of Paul Weller’s Saturn Pattern, meaning that both top spots were occupied by former band members who have ‘gone solo’ (Paul Weller was a member of the band The Jam from 1976-82).
Ending a two week stint at number 1, Mumford & Sons’ Wilder Mind fell two places to number 3 last week. Taylor Swift’s double platinum selling album 1989 holds at 4, and Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour falls three places to 5, a whole year after its release. The album has not left the top ten since its release, and has been certified five times platinum with sales of over 1.6 million.
New in at 6 is Sol Invictus, the latest album from US rock band Faith No More and it is their fourth consecutive top ten album. American singer Mariah Carey lands her first top ten album in seven years as her greatest hits album #1 To Infinity enters at number 8, and British electronic band Hot Chip receive their fourth top twenty album with Why Make Sense? at 13. American duo Twenty One Pilots make their UK chart début as Blurryface enters at 14, and English rock band WhiteSnake are at 18 with The Purple Album, their twelfth studio album. Finally, three albums make a return to the chart: Ed Sheeran’s + at 24, David Guetta’s Listen at 30, and S Club 7’s Best: The Greatest Hits Of at 35.
The Official Singles Chart is presented every Sunday from 4pm-7pm on BBC Radio 1.