Lily Allen holds Avicii and Leona Lewis off Number 1

Lily beats Avicii and Leona Lewis to retain the Official Singles Chart top spot for a third non-consecutive week.

Lily beats Avicii and Leona Lewis to retain the Official Singles Chart top spot for a third non-consecutive week.

Despite tough competition from Avicii and Leona Lewis, Lily Allen has held on to Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart for a third week.

Lily’s cover of Keane’s Somewhere Only We Know, which is featured in department store John Lewis’s Bear and Hare Christmas TV ad campaign, returned to the top of the chart last Sunday and remains unmoved this week, despite a late challenge from Leona who has closed in on the top two since midweek.

Finishing the week just 5,700 copies behind pole position, Avicii climbs six places to Number 2 with Hey Brother (2). The track is taken from the 24-year-old Swedish DJ’s debut album, True, which also features the Number 1 smash, Wake Me Up.

Meanwhile, Christmas has come early for Leona Lewis as her festive-themed single, One More Sleep, soars a massive 31 places to Number 3 today trailing Avicii by just 300 copies.

Another huge climber is Pharrell WilliamsHappy, which leaps 26 places to Number 4. The track is taken from soundtrack to the hit film, Despicable Me 2. Williams, who is behind this year’s two biggest selling singles, Blurred Lines with Robin Thicke and Get Lucky with Daft Punk, can also lay claim to this year’s longest music video, after recently completing a 24-hour-long clip for Happy.

This week’s Top 5 is completed by Ellie Goulding’s official Children In Need single, How Long Will I Love You, which is up two places to Number 5 today.

New Entries and High Climbers

Justin Bieber scores this week’s highest new entry. The Canadian singer scores his tenth Top 40 single in as many weeks with Confident FT Chance The Rapper, which is new in today at 33.

Chase And Status climb 20 places to enter the Top 40 at Number 28 with Alive FT Jacob Banks, while Kid Ink is up ten places to 35 with Show Me FT Chris Brown.

Meanwhile, Sub Focus climb 49 places to 36 with Time, and Wham!’s 1984 festive classic, Last Christmas, is up four places to Number 40 today.

The Official Singles Chart Top 10 is as follows. Click here to see the Official Singles Chart Top 100 in full after 7pm.

1 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW LILY ALLEN
2 HEY BROTHER AVICII
3 ONE MORE SLEEP LEONA LEWIS
4 HAPPY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
5 HOW LONG WILL I LOVE YOU ELLIE GOULDING
6 OF THE NIGHT BASTILLE
7 TRUMPETS JASON DERULO
8 LET ME GO GARY BARLOW
9 STORY OF MY LIFE ONE DIRECTION
10 THE MONSTER EMINEM FT RIHANNA

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