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Ellie Goulding holds the top spot for a 3rd consecutive week with ‘Love Me Like You Do’. In fact all top 3 singles this week are the same as last with the  Hozier song  ‘Take Me To Church’ at 2 and Mark Ronson  ft Bruno Mars with ‘Uptown Funk’ at 3.

The big climber is The Weeknd at Number 4 climbing from last week’s Number 10 with ‘Earned It’ which is one of the songs featured on the ‘50 Shades Of Grey’ soundtrack. Kanye West with Rihanna and Sir Paul McCartney are a non mover at Number 5 with ‘Four FIve Seconds’ and last week’s highest new entry from DJ Fresh with ‘Gravity’ drops 2 places to Number 6. Maroon 5 with ‘Sugar’ continues to go in the right direction climbing 4 to Number 7 and Avicci with ‘The Nghts’ is up 1 to 8. Completing this week’s top 10 is Charli XCX with Rita Ora dropping 1 to 9 with ‘Doing It’ and ‘Thinking Out Loud’ from Ed Sheeran dropping 3 places to 10.

A total of 4 new entries on the top 40 this week, with the highest being at Number 17 for Luvbug with ‘Revive’ (Say Something). Luvbug are a British electronic trio consisting of Marvin Humes, The White N3rd and Jkay. This is their 2nd top 20 single following on from the success of ‘Resonance’ (Number 14) last October,  this new track features uncredited vocals from Mark Asari. They are currently working on an Album due for release later on this year.

New in at Number 20 is David Guetta ft Emeli Sande with ‘What I Did for Love’. This is the 5th single release from Guettas  6th studio Album ‘Listen’, the previous 4 were ‘Shot Me Down’ (Number 4), ‘Bad’ (Number 22), ‘Lovers On The Sun’ (Number 1) and ‘Dangerous’ (Number 5).As a featured artist Emeli Sande has now charted on 8 occasions, with ‘Naughty Boy’(3 times), Chipmunk, Professor Green, Labrinth  and Rudimental.

Style is the 3rd single release from Taylor Swifts current Album ‘1989’, following on from ‘Shake It Off’ (Number 2) and ‘Blank Space’ (Number 4), the song is a new entry at Number 36. In America on  (Billboard) all 3 tracks have made the top 10 with ‘Shake It Off’ and ‘Blank Space’ both reaching Number 1, in the UK Taylor Swift still awaits her 1st chart topper.

The 4th and final new entry is at Number 36 for Florence and the Machine with ‘What Kind Of Man’. The song is the 1st single to be released from her forthcoming 3rd studio Album to be called How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’.  This new song gives Florene Welch an 8th top 40 single, her most successful song to date was the Number 1 single ‘Spectrum’ back in 2012.

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We may be in the 7th week of the New Year but in music chart terms things are only just beginning to settle down into a normal routine. Throughout the month of January there were only 7 new songs entering  the top 40 as record labels were reluctant to release new material during that time, but with a further 16 new entries  so far in February we have so much more to listen to.

7 weeks in and only 2 different Number 1’s. Ellie Goulding deservedly holds onto the top spot for a 2nd week with the ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ song ‘Love Me Like You Do’. This is her 2nd chart topper after ‘Burn’ gave her a 1st back in 2013, the aforementioned Album goes straight in at Number 1 on the compilation Album chart.

Hoziers remarkable chart run continues as he now achieves this week’s runner up spot with ‘Take Me To Church’ now in its 29th charting week, the song has also peaked at Number 2 (on Billboard) in America. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars with ‘Uptown Funk’ has to settle for the Number 3 spot, the song is the current Billboard Number 1 and of course is the longest running chart topper this decade in the UK  at 7 weeks.

In total this week we have 6 new entries, the highest is at Number 4 for DJ Fresh ft  Ella Eyre with ‘Gravity’. DJ Fresh is the pseudonym of 37 year old Drum and Bass producer Daniel Stein, this is his 9th hit single and the 5th time he has reached the top 5, all of his singles are collaborations and this current hit features Ella Eyre whose birth name is Ella Mcmahon, she was raised in West London. She has had 2 hit singles as lead artist to date, Last year with’ If I Go’(Number 16) and ‘Comeback(Number 14),she is also no stranger to success as a featured artist as she was the vocalist on Rudimentals  2013 Number 1 ‘Waiting All Night’.

New in at Number 6 is the collaboration between singer Chris Brown and rapper Tyga with the track ‘Ayo’. This song is the 1st release from their forthcoming Album ‘Fan To Fan’ where all songs will be duets, ‘Fan To Fan’ will be Chris Browns 7th official Album release. Tyga an acronym ( thank you god always) is 25 year old Michael Stevenson from San Fernando Valley California and unlike many other  rappers  he says he had it easy growing up, he admits his mother drove a Range Rover. Tyga has released 3 Albums to date none of which have charted on the UK  top 40, as lead artist he charted with Young Money and Lloyd back in 2009 with ‘Bedrock’(Number 9),his best know solo track to date is ‘Rack City’(Number 39 )in 2011 but a Number 7 hit on Billboard. He is also known in the UK for providing the rap to Tulisa,s  2012 Number 11 single ‘Live It Up ‘and for being one of the rappers on the Chris Brown hit from last year, ‘Loyal’.

There is 1 more new entry in to the new top 10 this week and it is at Number 8 for Charli XCX ft Rita Ora with ‘Doing It’. The track is taken from Charli XCX  third studio Album ‘Sucker’ which was named best pop Album of 2014 by ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine and 6th best Album of the year overall. Despite such critical rave reviews the Album has only peaked at Number 28 on Billboard and has failed in all major markets around the world, to date it is still awaiting its official UK release. Singles wise in the UK this is the 3rd solo hit for Charli XCX as ‘Boom Clap’ peaked at Number 6 and ‘Break The Rules’ at Number 35, both last year  She also has 2 hits as featured artist, providing vocals on ‘I Love It’ with Icona Pop (Number 1 -2012) and ‘Fancy’ with Iggy Azalea(Number 5 -2014).Rita Ora has now featured as guest artist on 5 top 40 singles if you include the Band Aid track from last year.

Ne-Yo is back in the 40 at Number 14 with ‘Coming With You’, his real name is Shaffer Chimere Smith and he is an American from Camden, Arkansas, he is 32.The track is taken from his upcoming 6th Album to be called ‘Non Fiction’, he also previously released a best of back in 2009. As main artist this is his 11th top 40 single, 4 of them have been to Number 1. He has also had a further 7 as featured artist one of which was the 2011 chart topper with Pitbull, ‘Give Me Everything’.

New in at Number 22 is Dutch music producer Bakermat with his 4th single release called ‘Teach Me’ it is taken from his forth coming debut Album due later on this year. He charted in 2013 when ‘Vandaag’ peaked at Number 15.

The 6th and final new song to chart this week is at Number 27 for Imagine Dragons with’ I Bet My Life’, the song is taken from their upcoming 2nd Album to be called ‘Smoke And Mirrors’. The song has been used in a commercial for ‘Jeep’ Automobiles.

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After becoming the 1st song this decade to achieve 7 weeks at Number 1 Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars with ‘Uptown Funk’ is finally outsold.

The new incumbent at Number 1 is Ellie Goulding with ‘Love Me like You Do’. This new single is featured on the soundtrack to the new film ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, Goulding was born on 30th December 1986 and christened Elena Jane Goulding.  To date she has released 2 Albums, ‘Lights’ (2010) and ‘Halcyon’ (2012), in addition she has also released 14 singles as a solo artist. She now has had 12 top 40 singles and as a featured artist a further 3, ‘Love Me Like You Do’ gives her a 2nd Number 1 after ‘Burn topped’ the chart back in 2013.

Just the 3 new entries on the top 40 this week, the 2nd of them charting at Number 8 for Mike Magoo and Dragonette with ‘Outlines’. Mike Magoo is a Dutch Dj and music producer and Dragonette are a Canadian electronic group who formed back in 2005, they consist of singer songwriter Martina Sorbara, drummer Joel Stouffer and bassist and producer Dan Kurtz. In their native Canada their biggest success to date was back in 2012 with a track called ‘Let It Go’ which peaked at Number 23, up until this week’s new  top 10 single ‘Outlines ‘they were best known to UK audiences for being the featured artist on the Martin Solvieg hit ‘Hello’ (Number 13 in 2010.

The 3rd and final new entry this week is at Number 39 for Kodaline with ‘Honest’, Kodaline hail from Dublin and is an alternative Rock group. In their native Ireland they have already tasted much success with 2 of their songs going to Number 1, ‘Give Me A Minute’ back in 2007 and ‘High Hopes’ in 2013. High Hopes is also their most successful UK single to date peaking at Number 16, the current hit ‘Honest’ is the 3rd time they have now reached the top 40 as their song ‘Love Like This’ reached Number 22 in 2013.

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Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars with ‘Uptown Funk’ becomes the 1st song this decade to achieve 7 weeks at Number 1. Since the turn of the century only 4 other songs have achieved or surpassed this feat.  In 2005 Tony Christie ft Peter Kay with ‘Is This The Way To Amarillo’ (7 weeks ), Gnarls Barkley in 2006 with ‘Crazy’ (9 weeks), Rihanna ft Jay Z with ‘Umbrella’ (10 weeks) in 2007 and Leona Lewis with ‘Bleeding Love’ (7 weeks)in 2007.

The surprise package which is Hozier continues his slow climb to the top with ‘Take Me To Church’ climbing another place to Number 2. It is now in its 27th week on the top 40, Hozier whose real name is Andrew Hozier –Byrne was born on 17th march 1990 in Bray County Wicklow Ireland, the song is also currently Number 2 in America behind ‘Uptown Funk’.

There are 7 new entries  this week with the highest charting at Number 3 for Fergie with’ l.A.Love(La La)’.Fergie whose birth name was Stacey Ann Ferguson legally changed her name to Fergie Duhamel after marrying Josh Duhamel in 2009. Fergie is best known as the female member of The Black Eyed Peas the group she joined back in 2003, with the group she has achieved 16 top 40 singles. This is not the 1st time Fergie has tasted success as a solo artist, back in 2006 she released her debut Album ‘Dutchess’ which provided her with 3 top 10 singles the most successful being ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’(Number 2-2007). Another notable achievement was singing as a featured artist on the David Guetta Number 1 from 2009 ‘Gettin Over You’.

The other new entry into the top 5 is at Number 5 for Kanye West ,Rihanna and Paul McCartney with ‘Four Five Seconds’, the song is the 1st single to be released from Rihannas as yet untitled 8t studio album to be released later on this year. West and McCartney are amongst the co writers of the song, McCartney doesn’t sing on the track but does play instruments. This is the 1st top 5 single for Paul McCartney since ‘We All Stand Together’ reached Number 3 in 1984.

In total there are 3 new songs inside this week’s top 10 and new in at Number 7 is Karen Harding with ‘Say Something’. Harding appeared in the 10th series of X-Factor but was eliminated at the boot camp stage, in 2014 she was approached by record producer MNEK and signed to Method records, this is her debut single.

New in at Number 13 is Hannah Wants and Chris Lorenzo with ‘Rhymes’, Wants and Lorenzo are both British producers who have teamed up for the track which features samples from both the Busta Rhymes song ‘Touch It’ and the Daft Punk song ‘Technologic’.

The new entry at Number 22 is for Maroon 5 with the 3rd single release from their 5th Album entitled ‘V’. The song is called ‘Sugar’ and is currently in the top 10 in America, this current track gives them their 16th UK top 40 single.

The new song to chart this week at Number 30 is from Selena Gomez with ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’. It is a new song added to her greatest hits album from last year called ‘For You’, this is her 2nd top 40 UK hit following on from ‘Come And Get It’ (Number 8-2013).

The  final new entry this week is at Number 33 for The Weeknd with ‘Earned It’. The Weeknd was born Abel Tesfaye in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada on February 16th 1990. Tesfaye says he adopted his stage name after dropping out of school at the age of 17, he left one weekend and never came home. The spelling was modified to avoid copyright issues with a Canadian band already named The Weekend, this is his 1st charting single as main artist but he did chart as featured artist back in 2012 on the Drake song ‘Crew Love’ (Number 38),he is also featured artist on the current Number 11 single ‘Elastic Heart’ from Sia. ‘Earned It’ appears on the soundtrack of the film ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ which also features tracks from Ellie Goulding, Beyonce, Frank Sinatra and The Rolling Stones amongst others.

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