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Little Mix’s Wings soaring towards Number 1

29/08/2012

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Little Mix’s Wings soaring towards Number 1

By Lauren Kreisler

Little Mix, winners of X Factor 2011, return to the Official Singles Chart this week as second single Wings soars towards the Number 1 spot.

Having captured the hearts and minds of the nation throughout the series with their winning chemistry, cool musical sensibility and undeniable vocal skills, the girls shot straight to Number 1 last December with debut single, Cannonball, and now it looks like follow-up single Wings is heading for the top spot too. Wings is currently outselling its closest rival, last week’s chart topper Sam & The Womp’s Bom Bom (2) by more than two copies to one.

The first of their original material since winning the reality TV contest eight months ago, Wings is a bold slice of feel-good soul and r’n’b-flavoured pop. Wings is produced by British hitmakers TMS (Professor Green – Read All About It, Dappy – No Regrets) and co-written by Little Mix themselves.

The girls, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall, who all auditioned as solo singers last year, were put together as a girl group during the series by judge and mentor Tulisa.

New entries and high climbers

N-Dubz man Fazer is no doubt looking to follow in the footsteps of his fellow bandmates’ Dappy and Tulisa’s chart-topping solo success with his debut solo single, Killer. The Camden rapper / DJ / producer spoke to Metro about his new material “I’m not just a rapper. Records that I am doing are a game changer. They are completely leftfield. There’s nothing out there like that.” Killer is currently riding at Number 12 midweek.

The only other Top 40 new entry today is Steve Aoki and Angger Dimas FT Iggy Azalea’s Beat Down at Number 36.

The week’s highest climber to date comes courtesy of X Factor auditionee Lucy Spraggan, the Sheffield singer/songwriter who made the judging panel giggle on Saturday’s night’s show with her witty lyrics to Last Night (Beer Fear), about the downside to drinking.

Yesterday OfficialCharts.com reported that Spraggan’s self-penned tune was the second most purchased song in the UK this week based on Sunday and Monday sales figures, but has since been pulled from digital retailers “in preparation for some things coming up”, the singer announced on her Facebook page. Last Night (Beer Fear) jumps 65 places week on week to Number 5 on today’s Official Chart Update and should still enter the Official Singles Chart Top 20 this Sunday.

The Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

01 WINGS LITTLE MIX
02 BOM BOM SAM & THE WOMP
03 GOOD TIME OWL CITY/CARLY RAE JEPSEN
04 HOW WE DO (PARTY) RITA ORA
05 LAST NIGHT LUCY SPRAGGAN
06 HARDER THAN YOU THINK PUBLIC ENEMY
07 HEATWAVE WILEY FT MS D
08 SPECTRUM FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
09 WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER TAYLOR SWIFT
10 READ ALL ABOUT IT PT 3 EMELI SANDE
11 WONDERFUL ANGEL
12 KILLER FAZER
13 WE'LL BE COMING BACK CALVIN HARRIS FT EXAMPLE
14 BLACK HEART STOOSHE
15 LITTLE TALKS OF MONSTERS & MEN
16 ONE DAY LIKE THIS ELBOW
17 SUMMER PARADISE SIMPLE PLAN FT SEAN PAUL
18 SIMPLY AMAZING TREY SONGZ
19 PAYPHONE MAROON 5 FT WIZ KHALIFA
20 (ALL ALONG THE) WATCHTOWER DEVLIN FT ED SHEERAN
21 SOME NIGHTS FUN
22 R.I.P. RITA ORA FT TINIE TEMPAH
23 POUND THE ALARM NICKI MINAJ
24 EXPLODE COVER DRIVE
25 TOO CLOSE ALEX CLARE
26 AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME JUSTIN BIEBER FT BIG SEAN
27 FEEL THE LOVE RUDIMENTAL FT JOHN NEWMAN
28 UNDER THE SUN CHERYL
29 CALL ME MAYBE CARLY RAE JEPSEN
30 WE ARE YOUNG FUN FT JANELLE MONAE
31 WHISTLE FLO RIDA
32 LANGUAGE PORTER ROBINSON
33 LOST IN YOUR LOVE REDLIGHT
34 DON'T WAKE ME UP CHRIS BROWN
35 THIS IS LOVE WILL I AM FT EVA SIMONS
36 BEAT DOWN STEVE AOKI/ANGGER DIMAS/IGGY A
37 DRIVE BY TRAIN
38 TURN UP THE LOVE FAR EAST MOVEMENT/COVER DRIVE
39 STARSHIPS NICKI MINAJ
40 BANGARANG SKRILLEX FT SIRAH

© 2012 The Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

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