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After playing 2nd fiddle to Wiz Khalifa for the last 2 weeks, Omi finally takes over at Number 1 with ‘Cheerleader’, becoming the 7th different song to top the charts this year.Omi originally recorded and released the song back in 2012 and it was a hit in Hawaii and his home in Jamaica, after hearing it in 2014 the song was remixed by German music producer Felix Jahen and since then it has become a worldwide hit. The song has now topped the charts in 14 countries including Australia, Germany and the Netherlands, it is yet to break in America where to date its peak position has only been a lowly Number 95.

It was back in 2012 that we last heard from Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepson. Her debut hit ‘Call Me Maybe’ spent 4 weeks at Number 1 in April and May  and was followed later that year when she charted as featured artist on Owl City’s ‘Good Time’(Number 5). Since then things have been quiet, until now, as this week she has the highest new entry at Number 3 with ‘I Really Like You’, it is taken from her forth coming 3rd studio Album to be called’’. The video for the song is notable for the appearance of Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks, Jepson co wrote the song with Peter Svennson who was the writer of the hit singles of the Swedish band The Cardigans back in the 1990’s.

Swedish music producer Alesso charts for a 2nd time this year with the new entry at Number 10 called ‘Cool’, in total he has now had 5 top 40 singles. This new track features vocals from Roy English who is the lead singer of American rock group Eye Alaska.’Cool ‘samples a 2010 song from Kylie Minogue called ‘Get Outta My Way’ taken from her ‘Aphrodite’ Album. The video for the song was made at the Venice High School in Los Angles which is famous for being the venue where the film ‘Grease’ was made and also the recording of Britney Spears video ‘Baby One More Time’.

‘I’m An Albatraoz’ is a song that has a novelty feel to it and is a new entry on the UK top 40 this week at Number 25. The artist behind the song is Aron Chupa, he is also 1 of the 5 members of the Electro Dance group called Albatraoz who come from Sweden. All 5 group members also play professional football for Swedish 4th division team Byttorps IF. ‘I’m An Albatraoz’ has already been a big success in Europe having peaked at Number 1 in Denmark and Sweden and Number 2 in Austria and the Netherlands, the song features uncredited vocals from Aron Chupas sister Nora Ekberg.

Born in Bray County Wicklow Ireland Andrew Hozier-Byrne better known by his stage name Hozier now has 2 singles in the top 40 this week , ‘Something New’ is a new entry at Number 36, ‘Take Me To Church’ now in its 40th week on the chart drops 1 place to Number 17. Both songs are taken from his debut Album called ‘Hozier’. The video for the song features actress Natalie Dormer whom fans of ‘Game of Thrones’ will know better as Margaery Tyrell. In his native Ireland ‘From Eden’ (Number 2) and ‘Sedated’ (Number 4)have also charted.

Joshua Adenuga is an English rapper and Grime artist from Tottenham London, he has 1 of the 5 new entries in the top 40 at Number 39 this week with ‘Shutdown’.  His debut Album back in 2007 was called ‘Greatest Hits’ but produced no hit singles, it was the track ‘Rescue Me’ from his 3rd Album ‘Cross My Heart’ which peaked at Number 14 in 2010 that has given him his only top 20 single to date. Although as featured artist he has had a Number 3 hit on the Wiley song ‘Can You Hear Me’ in 2012.

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Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth with ‘See You Again’ becomes the 6th different Number 1 single this year. Since the charts began back in November 1952 there have now been 1290 chart toppers .The song is featured in and on the soundtrack to the new film Fast And Furious 7, the song is also Number 1 on Billboard this week, it was a new entry at Number 22 last week so climbs a massive 21 places. The other big climber is Omi with ‘cheerleader’, it was a new entry at Number 25 last week and this week climbs to Number 2 after receiving its official release, the release date having been brought forward due to popular demand.

In total there are 4 new entries on the new top 40 this week, the highest is at Number 4 for Dr Kucho and Grego Salto with ‘Can’t Stop Playing (Makes Me High)’, the song is remixed for official release by Oliver Heldens . Dr Kucho is the stage name of Daniel Salazar a Spanish dance music producer who originally released this song 10 years ago when it reached Number 16 in Holland and Number 33 in Belgium. Oliver Heldens had 2 top 5 singles last year, ‘Last All Night’ which reached Number 5 and ‘Gecko’ which was Number 1.

Lethal Bizzle is the stage name of London born Maxwell Ansah who was born to Ghanainan parents. He is one of the leading artists of the musical genre ‘Grime’ which is a mix of Drum And Bass  and Hip Hop, this week he charted at Number 11 with his 11th UK hit single called ‘Fester Skank’. His 1st hit was back in 2005 with what was also his biggest hit to date a song called ‘Oi’ which peaked at Number 7. There are no plans currently for an Album release to follow this single but he has released 3 Albums previously the last being back in 2009 called ‘Go Hard’ which failed to reach the top 100.

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea teams up with American singer Jennifer Hudson to record the single ‘Trouble’ which charts this week at Number 21.This is their 2nd collaboration as Azalea dueted with Hudson on the song ‘He Aint Goin Nowhere’ on Hudson’s album ‘JHUD’. Iggy Azaleas debut Album ‘The New Classic’ produced 5 top 20 singles and because of that success 7 months later the Album was reissued as ‘Reclassified’ featuring 5 brand new songs including this current single ‘Trouble’. ‘The New Classic’ peaked at Number 5 on the Album chart and to date ‘Reclassified’ has been as high as Number 6.

New in at Number  27 is Dublin based Alternative Rock group Kodaline with ‘The One’. The track is taken from their 2nd studio Album ‘Coming Up For Air’ which peaked at Number 4 and Number 1 in their native Ireland .This is the 2nd single from the Album and their 2nd top 40 hit this year as ‘Honest’ peaked at Number 39 back in February. In total they have now had 4 UK top 40 singles with the most successful being’ High Hopes’ which reached Number 16 in 2013.

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In recent years it has become accepted that there would be a new Number 1 single almost every week but things have changed for the moment. Since the start of 2015 to date in the 1st 15 weeks of this year there have only been 5 different chart toppers, this mirrors the long stays at Number 1 that big sellers enjoyed in the 60’s 70’s and 80’s. Jess Glynne achieves a very impressive 3rd week at Number 1 with the song she co wrote, ‘Hold My Hand’. There was strong opposition from Nick Jonas with ‘Jealous’ who has entered at Number 2, this was the highest of 5 new entries.

Nick Jonas has the highest new entry on the top 40 this week at Number 2 with his 1st solo hit single called ‘Jealous’, it is taken from his 2nd solo self titled Album. Along with his brothers Kevin and Joe he initially found fame as the Jonas Brothers who in the UK had limited success with 3 top 40 singles, the best known one being ‘SOS’ which peaked at Number 13 in 2007. In America their home country they were far more popular with 2 of their 4 Albums getting to Number 1 and reaching the top 40 10 times, their highest charting American hit being’ Burnin Up’ which peaked at Number 5 in 2008.

Stevie McCrorie was the winner of the 4th series of the BBC programme ‘The Voice UK’ , in the live final he sang ‘Lost Stars’. This song has been released as his 1st solo single and has charted this week at Number 6. McCrorie is 30 years old and comes from Falkirk, the song is this week’s number 1 in his native Scotland. The song ‘Lost Stars’ was featured in the 2013 film ‘Born Again’ and also on the soundtrack Album where 2 versions were recorded, one by actress Keira Knightley and the other from Adam Levine who is the lead singer of Maroon 5.

New dance music gives us this week’s 3rd new entry at Number 17 for Pep and Rash with Rumors.

There is a new entry at Number 22 for Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth with ‘See You Again’, the song is featured on  the Soundtrack of the current film’ Fast And Furious 7’. Khalifa is a 27 year old American rapper whose real name is Cameron Thomaz who charts in the UK for a 7th time, he is best known for his Number 5 single in 2010 ‘Black and Yellow’. He was also the featured artist on Maroon 5’s 2012 Number 1 ‘Payphone’. Charlie Puth is 23 years old and is an American singer /songwriter, his only other release to date is a song called ‘Marvin Gaye’ which features vocals from Meghan Trainor and charted at Number 32 in Australia back in February. ‘See You Again’ is the new Number 1 in America this week.

The 5th and final new entry this week is at Number 40 for Meghan Trainor with ‘Dear Future Husband’, it is the 3rd single from her Album  called ‘Title’. ‘All About That Bass’ reached Number 1 for 4 weeks last year and the follow up ‘Lips Are Movin’ peaked at Number 2, earlier on this year. All 3 hits were co written with Kevin Kadesh who also produced all 3 songs

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Jess Glynne holds on to the Number 1 spot for a 2nd week with ‘Hold My Hand’. The main opposition this week turned out to be Ed Sheeran with ‘Bloodstream’ climbing a massive 24 places to Number 2, the reason for this is the release of the Rudimental remix.

There are 5 new entries this week and you have to look all the way down to Number 19 to find the highest of them from Dappy with ‘Beautiful Me’, the other 4 new songs all chart between Numbers 34 to 40. The 3rd single which is called ‘Seasons’ from Olly Murs current Album ‘Never Been Better’ is a new entry at a very disappointing Number 34, this is the lowest charting single of his career to date. The other new artists to chart are Omi, Major Lazer and Luke Friend.

The highest new entry this week is at Number 19 for Dappy with Beautiful Me, it is the lead single from his 2nd solo Album to be called ‘Miracles’. This new song gives him a 5th top 40 single as a solo artist he has also had a further 2 as a featured artist.

Olly Murs gets the new entry at Number 34 with ‘Seasons’ the song is co written by prolific song writer and lead singer of One Republic, Ryan Tedder.

If you haven’t heard it yet you will do soon, the song which will become the hit of this summer, Omi with ‘Cheerleader’ makes its 1st appearance in the top 40 on streaming alone at Number 37, it will surly go straight to Number 1 when receiving an official release. The song was originally recorded back in 2012 by Omi whose real name is Omar Pasley, but it wasn’t until 2014 when it was remixed by German producer Felix Jahen that it took off. It has been to Number 1 in 10 different countries to date including Germany, Australia and The Netherlands.

New in to the top 40 at Number 38 is Major Lazer featuring DJ Snake with ‘Lean On’. Major Lazer is one of the stage names used by electronic dance music producer Thomas Pentz, he also uses the name Diplo. DJ Snake whose real name is William Grigahcine is a French music producer who had a Number 23 hit last year with ‘Turn down for What’, the single also features uncredited vocals from Danish singer Mo.

Luke Friend was born in Chapel Allerton Leeds on the 30th April 1996 and is the latest pop star to be born in the city as his debut single ‘Hole In My Heart’ charts this week at Number 40. Friend appeared on the 13th series of X Factor back in 2013 eventually finishing 3rd, after the show he was signed to RCA Records, his debut Album is set to be released later on this year. His father is Premier League referee Kevin Friend.

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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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It is a charity single which tops the chart this week, it is the song ‘Wake Me Up’ by Gareth Malones All Star Choir.

‘Wake Me Up is a cover version of last year’s Number 1 single by Avicci featuring Aloe Blacc on vocals, the song is this year’s official Children In Need song and features an all star choir which includes broadcaster John Craven , comedienne  Jo brand and actor Larry Lamb amongst others. Gareth Malone OBE is the main musical influence behind this version and it is his  3rd Number 1 single after having the Xmas Number 1 song back in 2011 with the Military Wives with ‘Wherever You Are’ and once again he performed with the Military Wives choir for the Diamond Jubilee commemoration in 2012 with Gary Barlow on ‘Sing’. The other official Children In Need single for this year is one of two re-entries on this week’s chart at Number 39 for Brian Wilson with his re-recording of ‘God Only Knows’.

Staying put at Number 2 is Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ and One Direction climb to Number 3 with ‘Steal My Girl’, while last week’s Number 1 from Cheryl is down 3 places to Number 4. In total there are 5 new entries and 2 re-entries. The 2nd highest new entry is at Number 8 for Australian identical twins The Veronicas, Lisa and Jessica  Origliasso, this is the lead single from their soon to be released third Album to be called ‘The Veronicas’, in total they have now had 3 UK top 20 singles, this current hit called ‘You Ruin Me’ has already topped the chart in their native Australia.

Sam Smith now has a total of 4 songs in this week’s top 40 as the 5th single to be taken from his debut Album In ‘The Lonely Hour’ called ‘Like I Can’ charts at Number 9 a place lower at 10 is ‘I’m Not The Only One’ and at 16 is his ex Number 1 ‘Stay With Me’, he also features as one of the guest artists on the Brian Wilson song ‘God Only Knows’.

Taylor swift now has  2 songs in the top 20 ‘Blank Space’ charts at Number  11 one place higher than the current placing of ‘Shake It Off’, ‘Welcome To New York’ was released as a promotional single peaking at Number 39 so there have now been  3 top 40 singles from Swifts current Album ‘1989’.

27 year old American rapper from Compton , California Kendrick Lamar achieves his 1st  ever UK hit single as lead artist with the song  ‘I’, he has  3 previous chart hits as guest artist rapping on hits from  Robin Thicke , Imagine Dragons and Alicia Keys. ‘I ‘heavily samples the Isley Brothers classic ‘That Lady’ (Number 14 -1973), elements of which were re-recorded rather than being directly sampled from the original record.

The other re-entry this week is at Number 28 for Idina Menzel  with ‘Let It Go’, she has now spent 44 weeks in the top 40 this year.

Finally we said goodbye to a song that has spent every one of the 46 weeks this year on the chart as ‘Happy’ from Pharrell Williams drops out of the 40 to Number 43.

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This week we welcome the 25th different Number 1 of the year so far.

The new chart topper is the song ‘Am I Wrong’ from Norwegian based duo Nico and Vinz, the song has already been a worldwide hit peaking at Number 4 in America , Number 2 in Australia, Number 1 in Canada and also has made the top 40 in 18 other countries to date. Nico and Vinz are Nico Seraba and Vincent Dery who formed in 2009 using the name Envy but when’ Am I Wrong’ became a hit they changed their name so as not to cause confusion with the Japanese group also known as Envy.

Last week’s Number 1 single ‘Rude’ by Magic slips down one place to Number 2 and the 2nd highest new entry is at Number 3 for One Republic with ‘Love Runs Out’. In 2013 One Republic released their 3rd studio Album called ‘Native’ which has spurned 5 hit singles to date with ‘Love Runs Out’ being the  5th ,  the Album includes last year’s Number 1 ‘Counting Stars’.

New in at Number 34 is 29 year old Londoner Jessie Ware with ‘Tough Love’, this is her 1st top 40 single and the song is the title track of her upcoming 2nd Album. Her sister Hannah is a film and television actress and her father is Panorama reporter John Ware who is also a journalist for The Guardian.

The final new entry is at Number 40 for Maroon 5 with It ‘Was Always You’, the track is taken from their 5th Album ‘V’. The song is only available to those who have pre ordered the new Album on I Tunes. The opening song on the Album is ‘Maps’ which has not had a UK release to date but has been a worldwide hit elsewhere.

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Only 4 new entries this week but 2 of them are inside the top 10.

There is a new chart topper for the 21st time this year with the latest offering from ft Cody Wise with ‘It’s My Birthday’, the song was going to be called ‘Birthday’ but as to avoid confusion with the recent Katy Perry song with that name it was has now appeared on 10 different Number 1 singles, 5 with The Black Eyed Peas, 3 as a solo artist and 2 as featured artist with Usher and The Script. Cody wise is an American singer and this is his 1st chart entry.

The 2nd highest entry is at Number 6 for Jess Glynne with ‘Rght Here’, this is her debut single it was co-written by Glynne and was produced by Gorgon City. She has already been to Number 1 twice this year as featured artist on Clean Bandits ‘Rather Be’ and Route 94s ‘My Love’.

The 3rd new entry is from MKTO at Number 24 with ‘Classic’, MKTO are American duo Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller, this is their 1st UK hit, and the song has already been top 10 in Australia and New Zealand and top 20 in the USA.

The final new entry is in at Number 38 for Matrix and Futurebound featuring Tanya Lacey with ‘Don’t Look Back’, this is the 2nd time in 2014 they have charted having reached Number 7 earlier on this year with ‘control’.

The biggest climber on the chart this week is from The Vamps who climb 35 places to Number 4 with ‘Somebody to You’.

It is also worth mentioning the 2 songs that have been in the top 40 for every single week of this year, Pharrell Williams with ‘Happy’ re-climbs 3 places to Number 16 in his 34th week in total and Idina Menzel drops 4 places to Number 25 on her 31st week.

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