Congratulations are in order to Jason Derulo whose song Want To Want Me remains the best selling song of the week. The track managed to sell a combined (physical + streams) total of 75,000, though Omi denied him the feat of having the most streamed song of the week. It is the seventh song this year to spend more than one week at number 1, the only song not to have done so is King by Years & Years.
New in at 2 last week was Dutch singer Natalie La Rose and her song Somebody, which features American singer Jeremih and recently reached the top 10 over in the States. Omi’s ubiquitous summer hit Cheerleader fell just one place to number 3, and Major Lazer’s Lean On makes a resurgence by climbing to 4. Completing the top five and falling two places is Jack U and Justin Bieber with Where Are You Now.
English man band Lawson score their seventh top twenty hit as Roads lands at 11, whilst British producer DJ S.K.T made his chart début as Take Me Away entered at 19. English indie rock band Florence and the Machine landed their eighth top fourty hit as Ship To Wreck broke into the chart at 27, and Canadian singer The Weeknd was new in at 30 with The Hills. There were two notable climbers last week: Ariana Grande’s One Last Time which rose five places to 28 and Fetty Wap’s Trap Queen, which also rose five places to 15.
On the albums chart, Florence and the Machine land their third consecutive number 1 album with How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. The album sold nearly 70,000 copies last week, making it the third fastest selling album of the year, and has reached the top spot in Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand. Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro are new in at 2 with their second album Act Two, and The XX band member Jamie xx lands at 3 with In Colour. English pop and soul band Simply Red are at 4 with Big Love, giving them their thirteenth top ten album, and Taylor Swift rounds off the top five with her album 1989.
There are a further six new entries in last week’s chart, the highest of these being Are You Satisfied?, the début album of UK punk duo Slaves. English hard rock band The Darkness score their fourth top twenty album as Last Of Our Kind arrives at 12, whilst Jason Derulo also earned his fourth top twenty album with Everything Is 4 at number 16. American artist Major Lazer are at 25 with Peace Is A Mission, US singer-songwriter Melody Gardot is at 31 with Currency Of Man, and finally indie-folk singer SOAK is at 37 with the album Before We Forgot How To Dream.
The Official Singles Chart is presented every Sunday from 4pm-7pm on BBC Radio 1.