American pop star Jason Derulo has done it again by clinging on to the top spot for a fourth consecutive week, though sales of only 57,000 last week made it the lowest selling number 1 of the year so far. Want You to Want Me is now the fourth song this year to spend four or more weeks at number 1, following Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk, Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do and Omi’s Cheerleader.
Electronic group Major Lazer will also have reason to celebrate, as their song Lean On featuring Mo rises one place to reach a new peak at number 2. The ubiquitous hit Cheerleader by Omi fell just one place to number 3 and has so far amassed ten weeks in the top five. Last week’s highest new entry came from Chris Brown and Mexican American DJ Deorro with their collaborative track Five More Hours, which reached number 4 and subsequently gave Brown his highest charting song since Don’t Wake Me Up reached number 2 in 2012. Rounding off the top five is American indie rock band Walk the Moon, who climb three places to enter the top five for the first time with their track Shut Up and Dance.
Further down the chart, Britney Spears lands at 16 with her track Pretty Girls, which features the vocals of Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. The song became Britney’s thirtieth top fourty hit here in the UK. Canadian singer The Weeknd earns his fourth top fourty hit (third this year) as his latest track Can’t Feel My Face lands at 34, and Norwegian DJ Kygo scores a second top fourty hit with Stole the Show, which entered at number 38 last week. Ed Sheeran’s Photograph shot a massive twelve places to number 22 last week, whilst American rapper Fetty Wap’s Trap Queen continued its descent up the chart by rising four places to enter the top ten at number 8.
On the albums chart English rock band Muse remain at number 1 for a second week with their album Drones. It is only the scond time this year an album has spent two consecutive weeks at number 1, the other album being Mumford & Sons‘ Wilder Mind. Florence and the Machine’s How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful holds at number 2, whilst American singer-songwriter Paul Simon leaps nine places to number 3 with his former number 1 album The Ultimate Collection. Fellow American singer James Taylor lands his joint highest charting album as Before This World enters the chart at number 4. The singer’s career has spanned fourty-seven years and his previously most successful studio album was Mudslide Slim and the Blue Horizon which made number 4 back in 1971. Completing the top five is Ed Sheeran’s X, which fell one place and has now spent an entire year in the top ten.
American pop singer Adam Lambert earns his first top ten album as The Original High lands at number 8, and Mancunian band Rixton are at 19 with their début album Let the Road. Finally, Italian DJ Giorgio Moroder earns his first top fourty album in his fourty-six year career with Deja Vu at number 30. A number of albums re-entered the chart last week, including Gregory Porter’s Liquid Spirit at 39, Ed Sheeran’s + at 33, Royal Blood’s Royal Blood at 27, and The Who’s Who Hits 50 at number 18.
The Official Singles Chart is presented every Sunday from 4pm-7pm on BBC Radio 1.