George Ezra's Paradise scores second week at Number 1 on the Official Trending Chart

Plus new singles from Louisa Johnson, Lil Dicky and Charlie Puth are also making waves in the UK this week.

George Ezra's Paradise keeps its place at Number 1 on the UK's Official Trending Chart for a second week.

The track, which features on his upcoming album Staying At Tamara's, tops the list of new singles making a big impact in the UK this week, based on movement up the Official Singles Chart. 

Following its release in late January, Paradise debuted at Number 70 on the Official Singles Chart. Increased radio play plus performances on The Graham Norton Show and Saturday Night Takeaway have helped the song steadily climb since then and is now on track to enter the Top 5 in the latest sales flash

George releases Staying At Tamara's on March 23. The collection also includes recently-released songs Pretty Shining People, Don't Matter Now and Saviour ft. First Aid Kit. The album follows his million-selling Number 1 debut Wanted On Voyage, which was the third biggest album of 2014 and included the Top 10 hits Budapest and Blame It On Me.

Other tracks impacting this week's Official Trending Chart include Lil Dicky's brand new single Freaky Friday with Chris Brown, set to debut inside the Top 40 on the Official Singles Chart this Friday (March 23), while two tracks by rapper XXXTentacion, Sad and Moonlight, also appear following the release of his second album ?. 

Also making waves on this week's trending Top 20 is former X Factor winner Louisa Johnson with her new single Yes ft. 2 Chainz, Charlie Puth's latest track from his forthcoming Voicenotes album, Done For Me ft. Kehlani, and Kygo and Miguel's new collaboration Remind Me To Forget. 

The Official Trending Chart Top 20

POS CLIMB TITLE ARTIST LW CURRENT DIFF PREV PEAK
1   PARADISE GEORGE EZRA 12 4 8 12
2   MEANT TO BE BEBE REXHA FT FLORIDA GEORGIA 20 11 9 20
3   LULLABY SIGALA & PALOMA FAITH 19 13 6 19
4   FREAKY FRIDAY LIL DICKY FT CHRIS BROWN NE 20 0  
5   SAD XXXTENTACION 28 21 7 26
6   BAD VIBE M O/LOTTO BOYZZ/MR EAZI 27 24 3 27
7   LOVE LIES KHALID & NORMANI 30 28 2 30
8   LET ME GO HAILEE STEINFELD/ALESSO/WATT 33 32 1 30
9   WHAT I WANNA MOSTACK 36 36 0 36
10   MOONLIGHT XXXTENTACION NE 40 0  
11   MIND ON IT YUNGEN FT JESS GLYNNE NE 42 0  
12   YES LOUISA FT 2 CHAINZ NE 45 0  
13   CIGARETTE RAYE/MABEL/STEFFLON DON 49 48 1  
14   DONE FOR ME CHARLIE PUTH FT KEHLANI NE 50 0  
15   VROOM YXNG BANE NE 52 0  
16  ⬆️⬆️ NO EXCUSES MEGHAN TRAINOR 83 63 20  
17   EVERYBODY HATES ME CHAINSMOKERS NE 64 0  
18   REMIND ME TO FORGET KYGO FT MIGUEL NE 65 0  
19   MAD LOVE SEAN PAUL/GUETTA/BECKY G 71 67 4  
20   ANSWERPHONE BANX & RANX/ELLA EYRE/BANE NE 71 0  

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Key

⬆️ - Indicates a climb of 10 places
LW - Last week's Official Singles Chart position
CURRENT - Current position on today's Official Singles Chart sales flash
DIFF - Number of places climbed since the previous week on the Official Singles Chart

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About the Official Trending Chart

The Official Trending Chart was launched in 2016 to highlight the hottest new tracks beginning to make an impact in the UK every week.

The Top 20 rundown, published on OfficialCharts.com every Tuesday, based on the first four days’ sales of each chart week, is designed to highlight emerging hits as they begin to scale the Official Charts and build buzz.

The Official Trending Chart ranks titles which are showing week-on-week chart growth, and is the only “new music” chart to reflect audio track sales and streams comprehensively across all services.

Devised by the Official Charts Company in close consultation with labels, retailers and media, the chart since launch has highlighted emerging hits such as Number 1 singles Sign Of The Times by Harry Styles, New Rules by Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do.

The chart is designed to help highlight hit singles in their early stages of their growth, in the light of the shift in release strategies of record labels over the past six months. Under “On Air On Sale”, labels have started to release new music for consumers to buy or stream on the same day as those tracks are released to media (including radio stations and TV).

Article image: Phil Smithies