English boy-band One Direction land in straight at number 1 and in doing so break the streaming record for the most streams in a song’s first week of release, with 2.03 million streams. Drag Me Down is the group’s fourth number 1 single following What Makes You Beautiful, Little Things and One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks), and the group are now in joint second place with Olly Murs for the most number 1 singles from an X Factor contestant; JLS hold the crown with five number 1 singles.
Calvin Harris climbs four places this week to number 2 to score his fourteenth top 3 hit with How Deep is Your Love. The track is a collaboration with London based trio Disciples and features the uncredited vocals of Norwegian singer songwriter Ina Wroldsen. Sliding two places and ending a three week run at number 1 is Little Mix’s Black Magic at 3, whilst Belgian DJ Lost Frequencies falls one place to number 4 with Are You With Me. At five is Years & Years’ Shine, which descends three places to spend a fifth consecutive week in the top five.
New in at number 17 this week is Joe Stone’s The Party (This is How We Do It), which is a re-working of Montell Jordan’s nineties hit This is How We Do It which peaked at number 11. Seventeen year-old Ricky Hawk aka Silento nabs his first UK top twenty hit with Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) at number 19. The song has become a viral hit and it charted at number 3 over in the States. Youtube star Joe Weller is new in at 28 with his house track Wanna Do, and finally Jamaican/American reggae singer Shaggy scores his first top fourty hit since 2002 as I Need Your Love enters at number 36. Notable climbers this week are Disclosure and Sam Smith’s Omen which rises sixteen places to 13, giving the group their fifth top twenty hit, and The Weeknd’s Can’t Feel My Face which rose nine places to number 8, thus becoming his second top ten track.
On the albums chart, English indie-rock band The Maccabees score their first number 1 album with Marks to Prove It. In what was an incredibly close chart battle the London based band landed on top with a lead of over 1,300 sales over Lianne La Havas, who is new in at 2 with her second album Blood. Years & Years fall two places to 3 with Communion, whilst both Ed Sheeran’s X and Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour fall a place to 4 and 5 respectively.
Led Zeppelin are responsible for three new entries in this week’s chart, thanks to the newly released deluxe edition of the albums Coda (at 9), Presence (at 10) and In Through the Out Door (at 12). English singer-songwriter Joss Stone scores her fifth top twenty album as Water For Your Soul lands at 13 and due to the sad passing of Cilla Black last week her album Cilla Black: The Very Best Of re-entered the chart at 14, surpassing its original peak of 20.
There are plenty of re-entries in this week’s chart thanks to various summer sales: The Clash’s 1979 album London Calling at 21, Foo Fighters’ Greatest Hits at 22, The Shires’ Brave at 24 and Bob Marley & the Wailers’ Legend at 31 to name but a few.
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