By Dan Lane
According to today’s Official Update, Maroon 5 look set to debut at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart this Sunday with Payphone.
The track, which also features rapper Wiz Khalifa, has sold nearly 80,000 copies in just three days on sale, and is currently outselling Cheryl‘s Call My Name (Number 2) two to one. If Payphone can maintain its lead going into the weekend, it will give the US rockers their first UK Number 1. Maroon 5’s previous single, Moves Like Jagger FT Christina Aguilera, was the second biggest selling single of 2011. Despite never quite reaching the top spot, the track spent an impressive 16 weeks in the Top 10 last year, including a seven week stand at Number 2, and has sold over 1.2 million copies to date. Maroon 5’s fourth studio album, Overexposed, will be released next week.
Current chart-topper, Cheryl, slips into second place, while Flo Rida is at Number 3 with Whistle. Feisty new British girl band Stooshe are the second highest new entry in today’s Official Singles Chart Update with new single, Black Heart. The Motown-flavoured track, which was co-written by former All Saints star Shaznay Lewis, looks set to debut at Number 4 on Sunday.
This week’s Official Singles Chart Update Top 5 is completed by Coldplay FT Rihanna’s Princess Of China.
In addition to Maroon 5 FT Wiz Khalifa’s Payphone (1) and Stooshe’s Black Heart (4), the only other new entry in today’s Official Singles Chart Update is Birthday by Paul Weller (30). The Mod Father recorded this cover of The Beatles 1968 track in honour of Sir Paul McCartney’s 70th birthday earlier this week.
Katy Perry’s Wide Awake is this week’s highest climber, up 11 places from Number 31 to 20, while Justin Bieber’s Boyfriend re-enters the Top 40, climbing 10 places to Number 32.
The full Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
|NEW||1||PAYPHONE||MAROON 5 FT WIZ KHALIFA|
|1||2||CALL MY NAME||CHERYL|
|4||5||PRINCESS OF CHINA||COLDPLAY & RIHANNA|
|5||6||FEEL THE LOVE||RUDIMENTAL FT JOHN NEWMAN|
|6||7||WE ARE YOUNG||FUN FT JANELLE MONAE|
|10||8||CALL ME MAYBE||CARLY RAE JEPSEN|
|3||9||SING||GARY BARLOW/COMMONWEALTH BAND|
|14||11||PICKING UP THE PIECES||PALOMA FAITH|
|7||12||THE POWER||DJ FRESH FT DIZZEE RASCAL|
|12||14||TOO CLOSE||ALEX CLARE|
|11||15||WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN||RIHANNA|
|17||16||MY KIND OF LOVE||EMELI SANDE|
|16||18||SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW||GOTYE FT KIMBRA|
|15||19||R.I.P.||RITA ORA FT TINIE TEMPAH|
|31||20||WIDE AWAKE||KATY PERRY|
|23||23||NEED YOU NOW||LADY ANTEBELLUM|
|34||26||WILD ONES||FLO RIDA FT SIA|
|32||27||BACK IN TIME||PITBULL|
|33||29||BANGARANG||SKRILLEX FT SIRAH|
|29||31||SMALL BUMP||ED SHEERAN|
|28||34||HEART ATTACK||TREY SONGZ|
|25||35||CHASING THE SUN||WANTED|
|37||36||LET'S GO||CALVIN HARRIS FT NE-YO|
|38||37||LASERLIGHT||JESSIE J FT DAVID GUETTA|
|41||38||212||AZEALIA BANKS FT LAZY JAY|
|36||39||REMEDY||PROFESSOR GREEN FT RUTH ANNE|
|43||40||TITANIUM||DAVID GUETTA FT SIA|
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