The final chart of the year is traditionally the quietest one and this year is no exception as there is only 1 new entry and 3 re-entries.
Now in its 3rd week since release the Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars collaboration ‘Uptown Funk’ re-takes the top spot, so now has 2 uncosequitive weeks at Number 1. It replaces the Ben Haenow song ‘Something I Need’ which is now in the 2nd spot, ex Number 1 ‘Thinking Out Loud’ from Ed Sheeran holds firm at 3 and ‘Blank Space’ from Taylor Swift climbs 3 places to Number 4. Olly Murs now has 2 singles in the top 10 as ‘Up’ drops 1 place to 5 and ‘Wrapped Up’ climbs 3 to Number 9.
This week’s only new entry is at Number 6 for Alesso featuring Tove La with Heroes (We Could Be)’the song’s lyrics are partially taken from David Bowies 1977 song ‘Heroes’. Bowies version told of a couple in love in the shadows of the Berlin wall, this new song tells of a couple interacting in the present day. Alesso is a Swedish dance music producer whose full name is Alessandro Lindblad, he is 23, and this is his 4th top 20 UK hit single. Tove La is also Swedish, her full name is Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson and she is 27, her previous UK hit was earlier on this year when ‘Habits ( Stay High)’reached Number 6.
The 3 re-entries are at Number 36 for Canadian band Magic with their ex Number 1 from this year ‘Rude’, Shakin Stevens festive song ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ which was the Xmas Number 1 of 1985 sneaks back in this week at Number 38 and Mr Probz with ‘Waves’ another former Number 1 from earlier on this year is back at 39.
In total in 2014 38 different songs topped the UK top 40 and 279 new tracks have entered the chart this year.