US pop rockers Maroon 5 scoop their first ever UK Number 1 today with Payphone, and make it a third week on the bounce for the Official Singles Chart Number 1 act to break the 100k sales milestone.
In what has been a huge month for chart toppers, Maroon 5 this week help continue the run of form in the UK pop market, racking up an impressive opening week sale for new single Payphone of well over 141,000. That’s only a few hundred copies off the tally managed by Gary Barlow’s Sing following the Diamond Jubilee celebrations a fortnight ago. Cheryl still maintains the record for fastest seller of the year after last week’s Call My Name 152k debut.
Payphone, which also features rapper Wiz Khalifa, has given Maroon 5 their highest chart position here in the UK. Their previous highest charting singles were 2007’s Makes Me Wonder (2) and 2011’s Moves Like Jagger. Moves Like Jagger FT Christina Aguilera was the second biggest selling single of 2011. Despite never quite reaching the top spot, the track spent seven long weeks at Number 2, and has sold over 1.2 million copies to date.
Maroon 5’s fourth studio album, Overexposed, will be released tomorrow.
Cheryl’s Call My Name slips into second place, while Flo Rida lands at Number 3 with Whistle. Colourful new girl band Stooshe are the second highest new entry with Black Heart. The melodic Motown-tinged track, which was co-written by former All Saints star Shaznay Lewis, enters at Number 4 today, giving the girls their second Top 5 single of the year after their debut single Love Me FT Travie McCoy went to Number 5 back in March.
This week’s Official Singles Chart Top 5 is completed by Coldplay FT Rihanna’s Princess Of China.
Katy Perry’s Wide Awake is this week’s highest climber, up 19 places from Number 31 to 12, while Justin Bieber’s Boyfriend re-enters the Top 40, climbing 11 places to Number 31.
The Official Singles Chart Top 10 is as follows. Click here to see the Top 100 in full after 7PM.
|01||PAYPHONE||MAROON 5 FT WIZ KHALIFA|
|02||CALL MY NAME||CHERYL|
|05||PRINCESS OF CHINA||COLDPLAY & RIHANNA|
|06||FEEL THE LOVE||RUDIMENTAL FT JOHN NEWMAN|
|07||WE ARE YOUNG||FUN FT JANELLE MONAE|
|08||CALL ME MAYBE||CARLY RAE JEPSEN|
|10||PICKING UP THE PIECES||PALOMA FAITH|
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