Jason Derulo has spent a third week at number 1 with his song Want To Want Me, which has become his longest running number 1 single in the UK. The song was streamed over two million times last week, though Omi once again accumulated the most streams of the week with his song Cheerleader. Want To Want Me is the second song this year to spend three weeks at number 1, following Jess Glynne’s Hold My Hand in April. At 2 is Cheerleader, whilst Major Lazer and Mo’s Lean On reaches a new peak at 3. Jack U and Justin Bieber’s Where Are You Now rose a place to 4 and Swedish production group Galantis rise a place to number 5 with Runaway.
Last week’s highest new entry came from American indie-rock band Walk the Moon, as their début hit Shut Up and Dance landed at 8. German DJ Zedd teamed up with singer Selena Gomez on his latest hit I Want You To Know, which entered at number 14. The DJ previously scored a number 2 hit with the song Stay the Night featuring Hayley Williams. Mancunian boy band Rixton scored their third top thirty hit as We All Want the Same Thing enters at 21, and British drum and bass group Rudimental are at 30 with Never Let You Go. The final new entry came from Ed Sheeran with the track Photograph at number 34, giving the singer-songwriter his third song in the current top fourty.
The album chart proved to be more exciting as English rock band Muse scored their fifth consecutive number 1 album with Drones. The album sold nearly 73,000 copies to reach the top spot and is the third fastest selling album of the year so far. Last week’s number 1 album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful by Florence and the Machine is at 2, whilst English group Collabro fell one place to 3 with Act Two. Ed Sheeran’s X makes a resurgence by leaping six places to number 4, and Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour once again graces the top five.
English electronic project Letfield landed at 6 with their first studio album in sixteen years, Alternative Light Source; The Rolling Stones are at 7 with a deluxe edition of their 1971 album Sticky Fingers; and Icelandic group Of Monsters and Men earn their second top ten album with Beneath the Skin at 10. Super-group FFS, a merging of the groups Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, are at 17 with their self-titled début album, and British alternative rock band Young Guns land a second top fourty album with Ones and Zeros at 21.
American rock band Tremonti’s Cauterize is at 23, giving the band their first album to chart in the top fourty, and Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia, a symphonic version of The Who’s classic album Quadrophenia, is the final new entry at number 32.
The Official Singles Chart is presented every Sunday from 4pm-7pm on BBC Radio 1.