Despite leading the pack midweek, as the final hooter sounds Nicole Scherzinger has been denied her second solo Number 1 by Justin Timberlake.
The former Pussycat Doll headed a tight race on Wednesday’s Official Chart Update with the new Will.I.Am-produced single Boomerang taken from her forthcoming second solo album. However, as momentum slowed in the latter half of the week the track slipped to sixth place, with reigning chart topper Mirrors holding strong to cement a third consecutive week at Number 1 for Justin Timberlake.
As the UK clubbed together to ‘do something funny for money’ this week, One Direction’s Comic Relief single One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) bounced four places north to Number 2. According to Official Charts Company sales records, the biggest selling Comic Relief single ever is still Tony Christie & Peter Kay’s Is This The Way To Amarillo, which stayed at Number 1 for a stonking seven weeks back in 2005, and has to date sold in excess of 1.24 million copes.
P!nk FT Fun. frontman Nate Ruess’s Just Give Me A Reason continues its ascent up the Official Singles Chart, hitting a new peak position of Number 3 this week in the track’s sixth week on chart. Bruno Mars’ When I Was Your Man is at Number 4, and the Top 5 is completed by London quartet Bastille with Pompeii (Number 5).
London rapper K Koke scores a Top 20 debut with Lay Down Your Weapons FT Rita Ora (Number 18), while high climbing US hip-hop star Nelly returns with Hey Porsche, up 94 places to Number 17.
With the premiere of its video earlier this week, Taylor Swift’s new single 22 is already soaring into the Top 40 ahead of its official April release date, up 40 places this week to Number 26.
Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years leaps 75 places to Number 27, the song features in the newly released DVD and Blu-ray, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2. And finally American Idol runner up Blake Lewis storms 133 places to enter the Top 40 at Number 38 with Your Touch, taken from forthcoming album Portrait Of A Chameleon.
|2||ONE WAY OR ANOTHER (TEENAGE KICKS)||ONE DIRECTION|
|3||JUST GIVE ME A REASON||P!NK FT NATE RUESS|
|4||WHEN I WAS YOUR MAN||BRUNO MARS|
|7||THRIFT SHOP||MACKLEMORE AND RYAN LEWIS FT WANZ|
|8||READY OR NOT||BRIDGIT MENDLER|
|9||I COULD BE THE ONE||AVICII VS NICKY ROMERO|
|10||WHITE NOISE||DISCLOSURE FT ALUNAGEORGE|
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