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Are The Saturdays finally on course for their first ever Number 1 single?

20/03/2013

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Are The Saturdays finally on course for their first ever Number 1 single?

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The Saturdays look set to score their first ever Official Number 1 single this weekend with What About Us? FT Sean Paul.

Always the bridesmaids, never the bride(s), could The Saturdays finally be heading for their first ever Official Number 1 single this weekend?

Since making their chart debut nearly five years ago, UK girl group The Saturdays have sold 3.6 million records, and clocked up no less than 11 Top 10 singles and three Top 40 albums.  Despite almost reaching the summit with 2009 singles Just Can’t Get Enough and Forever Is Over, both of which peaked at Number 2, The Saturdays have never landed the coveted Number 1 slot. However, this could all change on Sunday as their new dancehall-infused track What About Us? FT Sean Paul leads a clear charge on the Official Chart Update.

Mollie, Frankie, Vanessa, Rochelle and Una now look set to end Justin Timberlake‘s three week run at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with What About Us? currently outselling JT’s Mirrors (Number 2) by more than two copies to one at this halfway stage.

“We’d really love to get that Number 1,” Mollie King tells OfficialCharts.com. “But we’ve been really lucky to have had 11 Top 10 singles, to have gone on three tours and have travelled all over the world.”

What About Us? is taken from the group’s upcoming fourth album, out later this year.  The Saturdays have been busy in recent months filming a new E! series Chasing The Saturdays, following the band around Los Angeles as they set out to crack America.


Official Charts - The Saturdays - What About Us interview on MUZU.TV.

The remainder of the Official Singles Chart Update Top 5 stays static with P!nk’s Just Give Me A Reason FT Fun.’s Nate Ruess’ at Number 3, Bruno MarsWhen I Was Your Man (4) and Bastille’s Pompeii (5).

New Entries

Dublin-based rockers Kodaline look set to score this week’s second highest new entry, and their first UK Top 40 hit, on Sunday with High Hopes (13).

British DJ and producer Jakwob, who has previously worked with Ellie Goulding, Jessie J and Lily Allen, is new in at 31 with Fade FT Maiday, while 2010 Britain’s Got Talent finalists ReConnected are on course for their first Top 40 single this weekend thanks to a little help from Dragon’s Den star Duncan Bannatyne; the boyband’s new single One In A Million, which was released on Bannatyne’s RKA label, is at Number 32 today.

30 Seconds To Mars complete today’s new entries with new single Up In The Air debuting at Number 35 after just 24 hours on sale.

And finally, Paramore’s new single, Still Into You, climbs a massive 45 places to enter the Official Singles Chart Top 40 at Number 37. It’s the US band’s second Top 40 hit from their upcoming self-titled album which is out next month.

The Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

1 WHAT ABOUT US THE SATURDAYS FT SEAN PAUL
2 MIRRORS JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
3 JUST GIVE ME A REASON P!NK FT NATE RUESS
4 WHEN I WAS YOUR MAN BRUNO MARS
5 POMPEII BASTILLE
6 ONE WAY OR ANOTHER (TEENAGE KICKS) ONE DIRECTION
7 THRIFT SHOP MACKLEMORE AND RYAN LEWIS FT WANZ
8 READY OR NOT BRIDGIT MENDLER
9 WHITE NOISE DISCLOSURE FT ALUNAGEORGE
10 I COULD BE THE ONE AVICII VS NICKY ROMERO
11 BOOMERANG NICOLE SCHERZINGER
12 22 TAYLOR SWIFT
13 HIGH HOPES KODALINE
14 SUIT & TIE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FT JAY Z
15 HEY PORSCHE NELLY
16 HO HEY THE LUMINEERS
17 I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE TAYLOR SWIFT
18 ARMY OF TWO OLLY MURS
19 HARLEM SHAKE BAAUER
20 CLOWN EMELI SANDE
21 CHOCOLATE 1975
22 STAY RIHANNA FT MIKKY EKKO
23 IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW THE SCRIPT
24 A THOUSAND YEARS CHRISTINA PERRI
25 RELOAD WILEY FT CHIP
26 EXPLOSIONS ELLIE GOULDING
27 RADIOACTIVE IMAGINE DRAGONS
28 SCREAM & SHOUT WILL.I.AM FT BRITNEY SPEARS
29 MY SONGS KNOW WHAT YOU DID IN THE DARK FALL OUT BOY
30 LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN BRUNO MARS
31 FADE JAKWOB FT MAIDAY
32 ONE IN A MILLION RECONNECTED
33 DRINKING FROM THE BOTTLE CALVIN HARRIS FT TINIE TEMPAH
34 LAY DOWN YOUR WEAPONS K KOKE FT RITA ORA
35 UP IN THE AIR 30 SECONDS TO MARS
36 STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM DRAKE
37 STILL INTO YOU PARAMORE
38 INDIAN SUMMER STEREOPHONICS
39 SKYFALL ADELE
40 DON'T YOU WORRY CHILD SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA FT JOHN MARTIN

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