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It’s all change at the top this week as we have a new Number 1 and a new Number 2 which are both new entries. The song which becomes the 27th different chart topper this year is from Lilly Wood with the Robin Schulz mix of ‘Prayer In C’. Lilly Wood is the performing name of Pop/Folk duo Nili Hadeda who was born in Tel Aviv Israel and Bemjamin Coto, they have been performing together since 2006 ‘Prayer In C’ originally appeared on their 2010 Album ‘Invincible Friends’. Robin Schulz is a 27 year old German music producer and he has remixed the song leading to its current success, this is not the first Number 1 for Schulz this year as he also remixed the Mr Probz song ‘Waves’.

Missing out on the top spot is the 2nd new entry from Maroon 5 with ‘Maps’, the song is taken from their 5th studio Album called ‘V’. Maroon 5 had their first UK hit back in 2002 when ‘Harder To Breathe’ reached Number 13, since then they have achieved a further 14 top 40 singles including their only Number 1 to date ‘Payphone’ in 2011.

Last week’s Number 1 from David Guetta with ‘Lovers On the Sun’ drops 2 places to Number 3 and Taylor Swift holds onto the Number 4 spot for the second week.

The 3rd highest new entry is from Lethal Bizzle in at Number 11 with ‘Rari Workout’ ,his real name is Maxwell Ansah and he comes from London. This is his 10th top 40 single and 2nd hit this year following on from ‘The Drop’ which peaked at Number 20.

The 4th new entry this week is at Number 20 for Ariana Grande featuring Zedd with ‘Break Free’, the song is the 2nd single from her Album ‘My Everything’ the 1st release was ‘Problem’ which was Number 1 earlier on this year zedd is a German music producer whose best known songs include ‘Stay the Night’ and ‘Clarity’.

The 5th and final new song to chart this week is at Number 38 for Katy Perry with ‘This Is How We Do’, it is the 5th single release from last year’s ‘Prism’ Album which has so far produced 2 top 5 singles with ‘Roar’ and ‘Dark Horse’.

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This week there are 5 new entries and 1 re-entry into the top 40.

There is a brand new Number 1 and it is from David Guetta with ‘Lovers on the Sun’. This is his 5th uk Number 1 song  following on from ‘When Love Takes Over’ , ‘Sexy chick’,’Getting Over’ and ‘Titanium’, the song has a featured vocalist in Sam Martin who charts for the 1st time and he along with Avicci are co-writers.

Last week’s chart topper from Nico and Vinz drops 1 place to Number 2 and last week’s Number 2 from Magic drops 1 place to Number 3.

The 2nd highest new entry is at Number 4 for Taylor Swift with ‘Shake it Off’, this is the 11th top 40 single for her and is taken from her forth coming 5th Album  called ‘1989’.

There are 3 entries in total in the new top 5 and at Number 5 is the track ‘My Head is a Jungle’ from Wankelmut ft Emma Louise, Wankelmut is the stage name of Jacob Dillbnerr who is 27 years old and was born in Berlin. In German Wanklemut is a term for being fickle, ‘My head is a jungle’ is his 2nd top 40 hit following on from the 2012 Number 30 single ‘One Day/Reckoning’,  the track was co-written by Emma Louise Lobb who is an Australian singer song writer.

The other new entry into the top 10 is ‘Tonight [We Live Together]’ from boy band Union J, the song is the 1st track to be taken from their upcoming  2nd and as yet not named new  Album, Union J finished 4th on the 2012 series of the X Factor and this is their 3rd top 10 single.

The 5th and final new entry this week is at Number 34 for Saint Motel with ‘My Type’, they are an American Indie Rock band and come from Los Angeles, they recorded their debut Album back in 2012 called ‘Voyeur’ and even so it didn’t produce  any hits it was critically well received .

Finally this week the Vance Joy track ‘Riptide’ re-enters the top 40 for the 2nd time at Number 38.

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These days it is very unusual for a song to stay at Number 1 for more than 1 week, so it is a very well done to Nico and Vinz who were a new entry last week  and hold on to the top spot with ‘Am I Wrong’.

Also holding their place at Number 2 is the former Number 1 from Canadian band Magic with the reggae tinged ‘Rude’, in fact the top 3 all stay the same as ‘Love Runs Out’ by One Republic hold onto the Number 3 spot.

This week we welcome 5 new entries with the highest of them in at Number  4 for Kiesza with ‘Giant in My Heart, this is the follow up to her recent Number 1 single ‘Hideaway’ and is taken from the Album of the same name.

The other new song to break into the top 20 is the latest effort from Rizzle Kicks the song is called ‘Tell Her’,  Rizzle Kicks are 22 year old Jordan  Stephens and Harley Alexander-Hule who is also 22 and they both come from Brighton. They already have 2 top 5 Albums behind them and this is their 6th top 20 single.

New in at Number 32 is Iggy Azalea ft Rita Ora with ‘Black Widow’. This is the 5th single release from Azaleas debut Album ‘The New Classic’, the song was originally recorded by Katy Perry but left off her ‘Prism’ Album and given to Iggy Azalea instead.

The 4th new entry is at number 38 for The Saturdays with ‘What Are You Waiting For’, The Saturdays have now had 18 hits from 18 releases but this is their lowest 1st week entry to date, this track is featured on the just released greatest hits Album called ‘Finest Selection’.

The final new entry is at Number 40 for Sam Smith with ‘I’m Not the Only One,The song will not be available for digital download until 31st August and has charted on streaming only, it is his 3rd chart single this year following on his 2 Number 1’s.

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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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They have already topped the chart in America and now they have done it also in the UK, the brand new Number 1 single is ‘Rude’ by Magic. This is the debut song released by the Canadian band who climb from last week’s Number 2, in fact they exchange places with Cheryl Coles ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ which was last week’s Number 1.

The highest of 5 new entries this week is at Number 3 for ZHU with the track ‘Faded’. Little is known of ZHU as the artist is keen on keeping their identity a secret for the moment at least stating that they want to let the music do the talking. The song is electro dance based, the previous release from this artist was a cover of the outkast song ‘Ms Jackson’.

New in at Number 5 is ‘Hopeful’ from Bars and Melody, they took part in the 8th series of Britians got talent in 2014 eventually finishing 3rd they were signed by Simon Cowell to his Syco label in a reported 500,000 record deal. The song ‘Hopeful’ is based around the 2005 song by rapper Twista called ‘Hope’, the song is a protest against bullying. The 2 members of Bars and Melody are 15 year old Charlie Lenehan and 13 year old Leondre Devries who becomes the youngest person to have a top 40 single so far this year.

The other top 10 entry is at Number 10 for Melissa Steel ft Popcaan with ‘Kisses for Breakfast’. Melissa Steel is from Bradford and recorded the video for the song in Jamaica along with local artist dancehall DJ Popcaan. This is the 2nd time Steel has now charted having been the featured artist on the Kove hit ‘Way We Are’ recently.

The endless stream of Dutch dance music producers making hits continues apace with lodewijk fluttert under his recording name of bakermat being the latest his song ‘One Day [Vandaag]’ features samples from the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech by Martin Luther King Jr.

The final new entry is at Number 37 for Vic Mensa with ‘Down on My Luck’, he is a 21 year old rap artist from Chicago Illinois and this is his 1st solo single, he was previously a member of Indie band Kids These Days who split in 2013.

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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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For the 3rd week in a row there are only 4 new entries, there is also one re-entry this week.

We now have had 22 different songs top the UK top 40 this year with Manchester boy band Rixton taking the honours this week with ‘Me and My Broken Heart’. The song has already sold in excess of 500,000 copies in America peaking on Billboard at Number 12.The lead singer of the group is Jake Roche whose parents are no strangers to chart success themselves, his mother is Colleen Nolan who of course was a member of the Nolan sisters and his father is Eastenders actor Shane Richie who had a Number 2 single back in 2003 with his cover of the Wham song ‘I’m Your Man’ which was recorded for Children in need.

The 2nd highest new entry is at Number 6 for Nicole Scherzinger with the 1st track to be taken from her as yet unreleased, untitled 2nd solo Album. As a solo artist this is her 8th top 40 single, she has also charted another 4 times as a featured artist.

20 year old Ella Eyre has a new entry at Number 16 with’ If I Go’, she is one of the co-writers of the song and it is her 2nd single release and 1st top 40 hit. She has tasted chart success as lead singer on last year’s Number 1 with Rudimental ‘Waiting All Night’.

The final new entry is at Number 30 for Kove with ‘Way We Are’, the song features Melissa  Steel, Kove is the stage name of music producer James Rockhill, he has done remixes for Chase and Status, John Newman and Bastille amongst others, this is his 6th single release and his 1st chart hit.

Finally the song which has re-entered the chart is at Number 37 for Vance Joy with ‘Riptide’, back in February it peaked inside the top 10, It is 37 weeks since it originally entered the UK chart.

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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 Wil.i.am 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 changed.Will.i.am 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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A change to the way the chart is compiled with the advent of streaming being included to regular sales for the first time, any change for even better accuracy is always welcomed.

This week sees the 20th different chart topper of the year so far with 21 year old Florida born Ariana Grande reaching the top with her debut hit single ‘Problem’. The song has already been to Number 2 in America and features a rap from Australian Iggy Azalea, there is also uncredited backing vocals from Big Sean.

Ella Henderson holds on to the Number 2 spot for the 2nd week and George Ezra climbs 2 to 3 with ‘Budapest’.

The 2nd highest entry is at Number 6 for Sia Furler with ‘Chandelier’, as the main artist on a song this is her 2nd hit following on from ‘Taken for Granted’ back in 2000.She has also had 3 top 10 hits as featured artist on the songs ‘Titanium’ and ‘She Wolf’ with David Guetta and ‘Wild Ones’ with Flo Rida. She also has several song writing credits including hits for Rihanna, Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue amongst numerous others.

The other top 10 new entry is at Number 10 for Dj fresh with ‘Bounce’, this is his 8th top 10 single and is taken from his upcoming 4th studio Album. The song features uncredited vocals from Nicole Shortland under her stage name of Little Nikki.

On a quiet week for new entry’s the 4th and final one is in at Number 39 for The Vamps featuring Demi Lovato with ‘Someone To You’, this is the 4th hit single from their debut Album ‘Meet The Vamps’.

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It is the halfway point of the year and a total of 153 different songs have now entered the chart.

There is also a new Number 1 single, the 19th this year.

Topping the pile this week is Dutch artist Oliver Heldens with ‘Gecko (Overdrive)’, Heldens is 19 years old and is signed to Tiesto’s record label .Vocals on the track are provided by Becky Hill who also co-wrote the song, she was a 1st series semi finalist on the BBC show ‘The Voice’ and becomes the first contestant to have a UK Number 1 after appearing on the programme.

Example has the 2nd highest new entry at Number 4 with ‘One More Day (Stay with Me)’, this is his 1st top 5 single since ‘Say Nothing’ in 2012. The song was going to be called stay with me but as the Sam Smith song already has that title One more day was added.

The other top 10 entry is at Number 10 for Usher with ‘Good Kisser’, the track becomes his 21st top 40 single and is taken from his forthcoming 8th Album as yet untitled.In total this week there are 7 new entry’s  and new in at Number 19 is Ed Sheeran with ‘Don’t’, this is one of 4 tracks in the current chart from him all of which can be found on his current Number 1 Album ‘X’.

New in at  Number 26 is ‘Thinking Out Loud’ the 2nd new entry from Sheeran, he is also currently at Number 3 with ‘Sing’ and Number 35 with ‘One’.

Entry Number 6 is at Number 30 for Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix and Like Mike with ‘Tremor’. Dimitri  Thivaios and Michael Thivaios are brothers who were born in Belgium and they have teamed up with Martin Garrix, this is the brothers 1st chart success.

The final new entry is at Number 34 for Austin Mahone  ft Pitbull with ‘Mmm Yeah’, Mahone is 18 years old and hails from San Antonio Texas ,this is his 1st top 40 hit, as for Pitbull this is the 5th time this year he has made a chart appearance.

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