By Dan Lane
Will.I.Am has a fight on his hands if he wants to hold on to the Number 1 spot this Sunday, according to today’s Official Chart Update. With just 4,000 copies currently separating the Top 3, the Black Eyed Peas singer is locked in a battle with Maroon 5 and Chris Brown in the race to the top of this week’s Official Singles Chart.
Maroon 5’s Payphone, which gave the US rockers their first ever UK Number 1 single two weeks ago, has taken an early lead, climbing up one place back to Number 1. Chris Brown’s Don’t Wake Me Up also climbs one place to 2, while reigning champ Will.I.Am’s This Is Love is at Number 3.
Flo Rida’s Whistle, which is currently topping the Official Streaming Chart, is holding firm at Number 4, and London-based girl group Stooshe complete this week’s Official Chart Update Top 5, climbing three places with Black Heart (5).
There is just one new entry in today’s Official Singles Chart Update Top 40, courtesy of Blur. Under The Westway, which is one of two new tracks the recently reunited Brit pop band debuted live on Twitter on Monday evening (July 2), is new in at Number 28.
Just outside the Top 40, N-Dubz star Dappy’s new track I'm Coming (Tarzan Part 2) is at Number 47 after being on sale for less than 24 hours. The video for the follow-up to his Number 2 hit, Rockstar, which slates the X Factor’s Simon Cowell, Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry, premiered on SB.TV yesterday.
This week’s highest climber is Nicki Minaj’s Pound The Alarm, up 14 places to Number 20, while Lady Antebellum climb five places from Number 28 to Number 23 with Need You Now.
The full Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
|01||PAYPHONE||MAROON 5 FT WIZ KHALIFA|
|02||DON'T WAKE ME UP||CHRIS BROWN|
|03||THIS IS LOVE||WILL I AM FT EVA SIMONS|
|06||WE ARE YOUNG||FUN FT JANELLE MONAE|
|07||FEEL THE LOVE||RUDIMENTAL FT JOHN NEWMAN|
|08||CALL MY NAME||CHERYL|
|09||PRINCESS OF CHINA||COLDPLAY & RIHANNA|
|10||WIDE AWAKE||KATY PERRY|
|11||CALL ME MAYBE||CARLY RAE JEPSEN|
|12||THERE SHE GOES||TAIO CRUZ|
|15||WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN||RIHANNA|
|16||PICKING UP THE PIECES||PALOMA FAITH|
|18||SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW||GOTYE FT KIMBRA|
|20||POUND THE ALARM||NICKI MINAJ|
|21||MY KIND OF LOVE||EMELI SANDE|
|22||N****S IN PARIS||JAY-Z & KANYE WEST|
|23||NEED YOU NOW||LADY ANTEBELLUM|
|24||R.I.P.||RITA ORA FT TINIE TEMPAH|
|25||WILD ONES||FLO RIDA FT SIA|
|26||TOO CLOSE||ALEX CLARE|
|27||SING||GARY BARLOW/COMMONWEALTH BAND|
|28||UNDER THE WESTWAY||BLUR|
|29||TITANIUM||DAVID GUETTA FT SIA|
|30||CHASING THE SUN||WANTED|
|31||REMEDY||PROFESSOR GREEN FT RUTH ANNE|
|32||THE POWER||DJ FRESH FT DIZZEE RASCAL|
|34||SMALL BUMP||ED SHEERAN|
|37||BANGARANG||SKRILLEX FT SIRAH|
|38||212||AZEALIA BANKS FT LAZY JAY|
|39||NO CHURCH IN THE WILD||JAY-Z/KANYE WEST/F OCEAN|
|40||BACK IN TIME||PITBULL|
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