Meghan Trainor holds on to the Number 1 spot for the 4th week running and now equals the longest time spent at the top this year along with Pharrell Williams with ‘Happy’ and Clean Bandit with ‘Rather Be’. Ed Sheeran now in his 18th week on the top 40 with ‘Thinking Out Loud’ reaches a new peak at Number 2.
In total there are 4 new entries and 1 re-entry this week, the highest new entry is at Number 3 for Waze , Odyssey and R Kelly with ‘Bump And Grind 2014’. The original version from R Kelly peaked at Number 8 in the UK in 1994 but was an American Number 1, this new mix has been put together by the British house music producers Waze and Oddyssey using the vocals of R Kelly and sampling the music of the Nightcrawlers 1993 Number 3 song ‘Push The Feeling on’.
The other new song to enter the top 10 is at Number 9 for Fuse ODG with his latest offering featuring Angel called ‘Tina’, this is the 5th top 40 single he has achieved and his 3rd one this year, his most successful to date was Dangerous Love peaking at Number 4, all 5 tracks will appear on his debut Album also called ‘Tina’ which stands for this is new Africa, Angel adds vocals to the track, he has had one hit of his own back in 2012 when ‘Wonderful’ reached Number 9 and he also has had one other charting song as a featured artist in 2013 when ‘Lights On’ from Wiley also peaked at Number 9.
Maroon 5 now have 2 songs on the chart, the 1st release from their Album ‘V’, the song ‘Maps’ is this week’s Number 36 but the follow up single ‘Animals’ charts at 32, it is their 14th top 40 single since ‘Harder To Breathe’ reached Number 13 back in 2002.
The 4th new entry is at Number 39 for Taylor Swift with ‘Welcome to New York’, ‘Shake It Off’ is still riding high at Number 5 this week giving her 2 top 40 singles currently. Both tracks are taken from her upcoming 5th studio Album to be called ‘1989’ and ‘Welcome to New York’ will be the opening song.
The one re-entry is at Number 40 for Clean Bandit with ‘Rather Be’, the track was Number 1 back in February and has re-climbed back into the top 40 from last week’s Number 43.
As always enjoy the music.