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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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Another bumper week for new entries with 9 brand new songs and one re-entry on this the 5th last chart of 2014.

There is a brand new Number 1 for the 36th time this year as Take That record what is there 12th Number 1 single since they first entered the chart 23 years ago when their 2nd single release ‘Promises’ peaked at Number 38. They now have a total of 26 top 40 singles, this new song is called ‘These Days’ and is taken from their new Album ‘3’.

Band Aid slip down one place to Number 2 and Olly Murs with ‘Wrapped Up’ holds steady at 3. The second highest new entry is at Number 7 for Labrinth with ‘Jealous’, this is the 2nd song released from his 2nd Album called ‘Take Me To The Truth’, the previous single ‘Let It Be’ peaked at Number 11.

The 3rd new entry is at Number 12 for Mcbusted with ‘Air Guitar’, Mcbusted is a collaboration of two groups Mcfly and Busted. The only original member of either group not to be part of Mcbusted is Busted singer Charlie Simpson who has chosen to pursue a solo career, on their own Mcfly have had 21 top 40 singles and Busted have had 8 all of which peaked inside the top 3.

New in at Number 14 is James Newton Howard with  ‘The Hanging Tree’, the song is taken from the motion picture ‘The Hunger Games,Mockinjay-Part 1’. The vocals on the song are provided by academy award winning actress Jennifer Laurence.

The final new entry into the top 20 is at Number 18 for James Bay with ‘Hold Back the River’. Bay is an English singer songwriter from Hitchen Hertfordshire, this is his 2nd single release, his debut ‘Let It Go’ peaked at Number 62 earlier on this year.

The 6th new song to enter the chart is at Number 22 for Years and Years with ‘Desire’, they are Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Turkman. They have been together since their formation in 2010, this is their 1st chart entry. Alexander has tasted chart success previously having sung lead vocals on The Magicians Number 7 single from earlier on this year called ‘Sunlight’.

David Guetta now has 2 songs in this week’s top 40 as ‘What I Did For Love’ enters at Number 23, his other current charting song is ‘Dangerous’ at Number 9, ‘What I Did For Love’ is the 6th single from his current Album ‘Listen’, vocals on the track are provided by Emeli Sandi who has now charted 8 times as a featured artist.

Canadian singer songwriter Kiesa Rae Ellestad better known by her stage name Kiesza charts for the 3rd time this year this time with ‘No Enemiesz’ at Number 30, her big success earlier on this year was the Number 1 ‘Hideaway’, the other hit ‘Giant In My Heart’ reached Number 4…

Ex Number 1 single ‘Am I Wrong’ from Nico And Vinz is the re-entry at Number 33, it has now been on the top 100 for 22 weeks. The final new entry is at Number 36 for Beyonce with ‘7/11’, it is one of  2 new tracks added to Beyonces self titled latest Album which is now called ‘The Platinum Edition’’the other new song is called ‘Ring Off’.

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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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On the new top 40 this week there are a total of 6 new entries, one of them debuting at the top.

The 23rd different Number 1 of this year so far is from Cheryl Cole ft Tinie Tempah with ‘Crazy Stupid Love’. Cole has now had 4 UK solo chart toppers and this ties her as the most successful British female artist alongside Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora. The song gives Tinie Tempah his 3rd Number 1 as a featured artist and 2nd this year following on from ‘Tsunami’ with Dvbbs.

New to the top 40 at Number 2 is Magic with ‘Rude’. Magic are a Canadian reggae band who are influenced by 80s super group The Police. ‘Rude’ is the debut release from them and it is currently Number 1 in America, their lead singer Nasri Atweh has had previous success writing for others including the Chris Brown song ‘Don’t Judge Me’.

The 3rd new entry into the top 10 is from Charli XCX with ‘Boom Clap’ at Number 6. As the lead artist on a single this is her 1st hit but she has had 2 notable previous successes as featured artist, on last year’s UK  Number 1 with Icona Pop on ‘I Love It’ and this year’s Billboard chart topper with Iggy Azalea on ‘Fancy’.

New in at Number 12 is the Route 94 remix of the 1994 song ‘Always’ by MK ft Alana, in the UK the song originally peaked at Number 69. MK is the stage name of Marc Kinchen and in the last 20 years he has remixed songs by Celine Dione, Pitbull and Storm Queen amongst many others, Route 94 topped the chart earlier on this year with ‘My Love’.

Neon Jungle score a hit for the 4th time with the ballad ‘Louder’ new in at Number 14. All 4 hits are taken from their debut Album ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, they had their 1st hit last year with the Number 12 single ‘Trouble’. This year ‘Bravehear’t peaked at Number 4 and the single ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ at Number 7.

The 6th and final new entry is at Number 18 for X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons ft Jay Z with ‘Jungle’. The X Ambassadors are an American alternative rock band from New York while Jamie N Commons was born in Bristol but emigrated to Chicago with his parents when he was 6 years old, this is the 13th time Jay Z has now appeared on a top 40 UK single as a featured artist

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