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
|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|
|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|
|11||MIND ON IT||YUNGEN FT JESS GLYNNE||NE||42||0|
|12||YES||LOUISA FT 2 CHAINZ||NE||45||0|
|14||DONE FOR ME||CHARLIE PUTH FT KEHLANI||NE||50||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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⬆️ - 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
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).
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