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I can’t remember the last time the top 5 singles all stayed in the same place as they did the previous week but that is what has happened this week.

This of course means Ellie Goulding with, Love Me Like You Do, keeps the top spot for a 4th week. In the whole of 2015 so far there have only been 2 different Number 1’s. Hozier with ‘Take Me to Church’ keeps the Number 2 spot in what is now its 31st week on the chart. Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars with ‘Uptown Funk’ stays at Number 3, last week it became only the 158th UK single since the charts inception in 1952 to surpass 1000000 sales. No doubt the publicity surrounding the Fifty Shades of Grey film is doing no harm to the sales of ‘Earned It’ from The Weeknd which holds onto the Number 4 spot and completing a static top 5 is Kanye West, Rihanna and Paul McCartney with ‘Four Five Seconds’.

On the UK top 40 singles chart there are a total of 5 new entries and 1 re-entry this week. The only new track to enter the top 10 is at Number 7 for Kelly Clarkson with ‘Heartbeat Song’, Clarkson is 32 years old and was born in Fort Worth Texas. She was the 1st winner of American Idol back in 2002, to date she has released 5 Albums which have all reached the top 3 on the Billboard top 200 Album chart, 4 of them reaching the top 5 on the UK top 100 Album chart. Singles wise ‘Heartbeat Song’ is her 15th top 40 hit, ‘Miss Independent’ (Number 6-2003) was the 1st hit and her biggest success came in 2009 when ‘My Life Would Suck Without You’ gave her, her only Number 1 to date.

The new entry at Number 22 this week is from Axwell and Ingrosso with ‘Something New’. They were two thirds of The Swedish House Mafia who split in 2012, the other member who has now gone solo was Steve Angello. This is the 1st single release from the now new duo. With the Swedish House Mafia they had 6 top 40 singles including the 2012 Number 1 ‘Don’t You Worry Child’. As a solo artist Sebastian Ingrosso has charted twice with ‘Calling’ (Number19-2012) and ‘Reload’ (Number 3-2013).Axwell has also had 2 hits as a solo artist, ‘Feel the Vibe’ (Number 16-2005) and ‘Tell Me Why’ (Number 13-2006).

Dance music makes an appearance at Number 24 with this week’s 3rd new entry from The Disciples with ‘They Don’t Know’. They are 3 musicians from London and this song has gained in popularity since it was premiered as the essential tune of the week last August on the Pete Tong Radio 1 show. They were part of the entertainment last week at the after show at The Brit awards.

Madonna returns to the UK top 40 at Number 26 this week with ‘Living For Love’, this is the 1st single release from her forthcoming 13th studio Album to be called ‘Rebel Heart’. Madonna’s charting record of course is phenomenal, ‘Holiday’ gave her, her debut hit peaking at Number 2 back in 1983, it wasn’t until her 8th hit that she got her 1st Number 1 with Into ‘The Groove’ in 1985. In total she has now had 68 UK top 40 singles of which 13 have gone to Number 1. Since the turn of this decade her singles haven’t been so successful with only 2 of them charting, this current one and ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’ ft Nicki Minaj (Number 37-2012). Of her 12 studio Album releases to date 9 have been to Number 1 including the last one ‘MDNA’ in 2012, that Album is Madonna’s lowest selling Album by far, selling 131000 in the UK and 2 million worldwide,’ Like A Virgin’ and ‘True Blue’ each sold 25 million apiece.

Ed Sheeran now has 4 singles in this week’s top 40 as ‘Bloodstream’ charts at Number 35, all 4 current hits feature on his 6 times platinum selling Album ‘multiply(X)’. Thinking ‘Out Loud’ and ‘Sing’ have both been to Number 1 and ‘Don’t’ peaked at Number 8. In total he has now charted as lead or featured artist on 18 top 40 singles, this latest hit ‘Bloodstream’ will be available in a remixed version on March 29th featuring dance music producers Rudimental.

Due to her appearance performing at The Brits last week Paloma Faith has re-entered the chart at Number 32 with ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’, the song originally peaked at Number 6 last year.

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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.

As always enjoy the music.

 

 

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.

As always enjoy the music.

 

It is the 4th week of the New Year and we remain starved of new music on the UK top 40 singles chart. This week there is only 1 new entry and in fact in the whole month of January there have been only 7 new entries.

Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars with ‘Uptown Funk’ holds on to the Number 1 spot and now has achieved a 6th unconsequitive week at the top.  Ronsons LP ‘Uptown Special’ also holds the top spot on the Album chart. The last song to spend 6 weeks at Number 1 was ‘We Found Love’ from Rihanna ft Calvin Harris back in November 2011.The last song to spend 7 weeks at the top was ‘Bleeding Love’ from Leona Lewis during November and December 2007.

The only new entry this week is at Number 2 for Meghan Trainor who is no longer a one hit wonder. The follow up to ‘All About That Bass’ (4 weeks at Number 1 last year) is ‘Lips Are Movin’, as with ‘All About That Bass’ the song is co- written by Trainor and Kevin Kadish, Kadish also produced the track. The song has already peaked at Number 3 in Australia and Number 4 in America where it has sold over 1 million copies to date. Both songs feature on Trainors debut Album which is called ‘Title’.

Hozier holds on to the Number 3 spot with ‘Take Me to Church’ and Philip George drops 2 to Number 4 with ‘Wish You Were Mine’. Olly Murs ft Demi Lovato with ‘Up’ drops down 1 place to Number 5. Avicci whose song ‘The Nights’  was a new entry at Number 16 last week climbs 8 places, while last week’s other new entry from Sia with ‘Elastic Heart’ climbs 2 to 11. Echosmith with ‘Cool Kids’ continues to climb, it’s up another 11 places to Number 17 this week.

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For the last 3 weeks in a row there have been  only 2 new entries on the top 40 singles chart, but the lack of competition should not take away anything from the achievements of the Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars song ‘Uptown Funk’. Its sales for the time of year suggest it would be hard to shift from the top spot no matter what the competition was, the track records a 5th non consecutive week as the most popular song in the UK. The last song to achieve 5 weeks at Number 1 was ‘Blurred Lines’ from Robin Thicke back on 20th July 2013. On 19th November 2011 Rihanna ft Calvin Harris with ‘We Found Love’ managed 6 weeks at the top, that song holds the record of the longest stay at Number 1 so far this decade. Looking back to the previous decade and from the beginning of this century the song ‘Umbrella’ from Rihanna ft Jay Z back in 2007 is the longest stayer at Number 1 with a total of 10 weeks from May 26th to August 4th.

Just the 2 new songs entered  the top 40 this week, the highest which is at Number 13 for Sia ft The Weeknd and Diplo with ‘Elastic Heart’. Sia Kate Isobelle Furler is from Adelaide Australia and this is her 3rd hit single as lead artist. Her breakthrough hit was back in 2000 with the Number 10 single ‘Taken For Granted’ but it was with ‘Chandelier’ last year that she is best known, the song peaked at Number 6 and is still in the current top 40 at Number 19 in its 29th week. ‘Elastic Heart’ is from her 6th and current Album released last year called ‘10000 Forms Of Fear’. Sia has also charted 5 times as a featured artist, most notably providing the vocals on the David Guetta 2011 Number 1 ‘Titanium’.

The other new entry is at Number 16 for Avicci with ‘The Nights’, this is his 10th hit as lead artist and the song features uncredited  vocals from Nicholas Furlong who also co-wrote the song. Furlong has worked as a writer and producer with artists such as 5 Seconds Of Summer  and The Wanted, but this is his 1st UK charting song.

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Little stirrings occurring on week 2 of this year’s new top 40 singles chart, on week 1 there were just the 2 new songs and it’s a repeat this week with 2 more.

The big news is that ‘Uptown Funk’ from Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars holds on to the top spot, this now gives the song a 4th non consecutive week as the Number 1 equalling the feats of Meghan Trainor (’All About That Bass’) and Clean Bandit (‘Rather Be’ )from last year. Lasts weeks highest new entry from Philip George with ‘Wish You Were Mine’ holds on to the 2nd spot and Ed Sheeran with his former Number 1 ‘Thinking Out Loud’ stays at Number 3 for a 3rd consecutive week. Olly murs with ‘Up’ the 2nd single from his 4th Album ‘Never Been Better’ climbs 2 to 4 and Hozier with ‘Take Me To Church’ climbs 5 places to Number  5 a new peak in its 24th week on the top 40, it’s his debut chart single .

The highest new entry is at Number 7 for Tchami  ft Kaleem Taylor with ‘Promesses’, Tchami is the stage name of French Dj music producer Martin Bresso and this song is his 3rd single release. Up until this hit he has been best known for remixing other artists tracks most notably a 2013 remix of the Janet Jackson song ‘Go Deep’, he has also toured with the likes of Skrillex, Diplo and Dj Snake.

The other new entry is at Number 39 for Echosmith with ‘Cool Kids’, Echosmith are an American Indie/Rock band and this track originally appeared on the bands 2013 debut Album ‘Talking Dreams’. The song has tasted success elsewhere, in America  on Billboard it reached Number 13 and in Germany it peaked at Number 9, the songs biggest success’s to date have been in Australia, Denmark and Belgium where it has reached Number 6.Echosmith are all related as they are 3 brothers and a sister, Graham Sierota is the youngest at 16 years old and is the drummer, Jamie at 22 is the eldest and plays guitar, Noah is 19 and is the bass player and Sydney Grace who  is 18 lead vocalist and keyboard player. She has been compared to Ellie Goulding, Echosmith cite The Smiths as a major influence.

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The 1st chart of a New Year and as always it is one of the quieter ones. In total there are just 2 new entries and four re-entries.

The first Number 1 single of 2015 is the one which closed the year of 2014 as ‘Uptown Funk’ from Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars now achieves a 3rd  non consecutive week at Number 1.

The highest new entry is at Number 2 for Philip George with ‘Wish You Were Mine’, George is 21 years old and comes from Nottingham, he is a dance music producer and this his debut single samples the lyrics of the Stevie wonder classic ‘My Cherie Amour’ (Number 4 in the USA and UK in 1969) having heard the track Stevie wonder has given it is blessing and in George is now signed to Motown Records who have given him permission to sample other songs from the Motown vaults.

Holding steady at Number 3 is the ex Number 1 from Ed Sheeran ‘Thinking Out Loud’ and down 2 to 4 is last year’s X Factor winner Ben Haenow with ‘Something I Need’. Taylor Swift drops 1 place to Number 5 with ‘Blank Space’.

The 4 re-entries are from Sigma with ‘Changes’, Pharrell Williams with ‘Happy’, John Legend with ‘All Of Me’ and Lilly Wood with ‘Prayer In C’  are at Numbers 33, 34, 36 and 39 respectively.

The only other song to enter the top 40 this week is at Number 35 for Kanye West ft Paul McCartney and Ty Dolla Sign with ‘Only One’. Last September West and McCartney got together with other artists and recorded 2 songs together in Mexico, ‘Only One’ is a song about West’s daughter, sang from the perspective of his mother Dr Donda West who died in 2007. This is Kanye West’s 22 UK top 40 single as lead artist he has had a further 12 as featured artist. As well as being co writer of the song Paul McCartney plays piano and sings on the track, it is his  1st charting song since ‘Dance Tonight/ Nod Your Head’  from his 2007 Album ‘Memory Almost Full’ peaked at Number 26.

As always enjoy the music.

 

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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.