Gotye FT Kimbra’s Somebody That I Used To Know, the track that has climbed and climbed throughout the Official Singles Chart in 2012, this week continues its unrelenting ascent up the chart with its sights firmly set high. Currently sat at Number 2 on today’s Official Chart Update, the quirky ode to lost love by Australian-Belgian singer/songwriter Gotye, is on course to bag its highest placing ever in its sixth week on the chart.
Somebody That I Used To Know has also clocked up an astonishing 64 million YouTube views to date. With Gotye only 5,000 copies behind current chart-topper David Guetta FT Sia’s Titanium (1), and a new entry from Will.I.Am (3) following closely on both their heels, the remainder of the week is all to play for at the top.
Will.I.Am FT Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez’s new entry T.H.E (The Hardest Ever) is released as the first official lead single from the former Black Eyed Peas main man’s upcoming fourth studio album, #willpower. T.H.E will be the 11th Top 40 solo single that Will.I.Am has featured on as either the lead or featured artist, and is the only new entry in today’s Official Singles Chart Update Top 40.
Queen of Pop Madonna enters the singles race at Number 64 with new track Give Me All Your Luvin’ FT Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. The track makes its debut appearance today in the Official Chart Update on the back of one day’s sales as an official single after having previously been offered as a pre-order incentive for her forthcoming album, MDNA. All eyes will be on the Superbowl starlet to see whether Give Me Your Luvin' can power through the ranks of the Official Chart ahead of Sunday’s final whistle.
Today’s highest climber comes courtesy of X Factor 2010 runner-up Rebecca Ferguson whose first single Nothing’s Real But Love re-enters the Top 40, no doubt buoyed by its appearance on Nescafe’s current TV ad campaign. David Guetta’s Turn Me On FT Nicki Minaj also bounces 20 places skyward to land at Number 13, while Birdy’s cover of Skinny Love climbs nine places to 15 after appearing in EastEnders this past Monday.
This week's Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
Official Singles Chart Update Top 40
01 TITANIUM - DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
02 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW - GOTYE FT KIMBRA
03 T.H.E (THE HARDEST EVER) - WILL I AM/JAGGER/LOPEZ
04 DOMINO - JESSIE J
05 ALONE AGAIN - ALYSSA REID FT JUMP SMOKERS
06 WILD ONES - FLO RIDA FT SIA
07 TWILIGHT - COVER DRIVE
08 MAMA DO THE HUMP - RIZZLE KICKS
09 BORN TO DIE - LANA DEL REY
10 STRONGER - KELLY CLARKSON
11 INTERNATIONAL LOVE - PITBULL FT CHRIS BROWN
12 VIDEO GAMES - LANA DEL REY
13 TURN ME ON - DAVID GUETTA FT NICKI MINAJ
14 DRUNK - ED SHEERAN
15 SKINNY LOVE - BIRDY
16 DEDICATION TO MY EX (MISS THAT) - LLOYD FT ANDRE 3000/LIL WAYNE
17 KISS THE STARS - PIXIE LOTT
18 GOOD FEELING - FLO RIDA
19 DANCE WITH ME TONIGHT - OLLY MURS
20 EARTHQUAKE - LABRINTH FT TINIE TEMPAH
21 LEVELS - AVICII
22 PARADISE - COLDPLAY
23 ANTIDOTE - SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA/KNIFEPARTY
24 GET OUT MY HEAD - REDLIGHT
25 ONE THING - ONE DIRECTION
26 SEXY AND I KNOW IT - LMFAO
27 TAKE CARE - DRAKE FT RIHANNA
28 LOVE ON TOP - BEYONCE
29 THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY - KATY PERRY
30 LEGO HOUSE - ED SHEERAN
31 MOVES LIKE JAGGER - MAROON 5 FT CHRISTINA AGUILERA
32 WE FOUND LOVE - RIHANNA FT CALVIN HARRIS
33 WHEREVER YOU WILL GO - CHARLENE SORAIA
34 JAR OF HEARTS - CHRISTINA PERRI
35 TURN THIS CLUB AROUND - RIO FT U-JEAN
36 NOTHING'S REAL BUT LOVE - REBECCA FERGUSON
37 MIDNIGHT CITY - M83
38 WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL - ONE DIRECTION
39 MIRROR - LIL WAYNE FT BRUNO MARS
40 TROUBLEMAKER - TAIO CRUZ
© The Official Charts Company 2012.