Meghan Trainor leads the way on this week's Official Trending Chart with her latest single No.
The track tops the list of 20 songs making a big impact in the UK this week, which is compiled based on week-on-week movement on the Official Chart (full methodology is at the bottom of this article).
No has has been steadily scaling the Top 100 Official Singles Chart for the last six weeks (check out its chart run so far here), and looks set to climb into the Top 10 this Friday (April 22). If it does, it will be Meghan's fourth Top 10 hit following All About That Base (1), Lips Are Movin' (2) and her guest feature on Charlie Puth's chart-topping Marvin Gaye.
The star recently told OfficialCharts.com that No felt like a big risk for a single release, adding: "Before I wrote and recorded No, I was being told by my label that I didn’t have a lead single. My producer (Ricky Reed) and I said, ‘let’s make a beat that Meghan Trainor wouldn’t do,’ and this is what came out.
"I was worried people would hear No and write it off as '90s thing, but on the other half, I thought this is what I want to hear on the radio."
Meanwhile, new tracks from Pink and Little Mix also hit this week's trending Top 20. Pink's latest effort Just Like Fire was released last Friday (April 15) and looks set to become her first UK Top 40 hit in three years this week. Meanwhile, a re-worked version of Little Mix's Hair featuring Sean Paul has sent it zooming back up the Top 40, earning it a place on the Official Trending Chart.
Other big entries include Skepta's brand new effort Man, and Britain's Got Talent alumni Calum Scott, whose cover of Robyn's Dancing On My Own is currently up a massive 156 places and currently sits on the fringes of the UK Top 40 at Number 35.
This week's Official Trending Chart Top 20 is...
|2||STRESSED OUT||TWENTY ONE PILOTS||14||13||1||12|
|3||NOTHING LIKE THIS||BLONDE & CRAIG DAVID||15||14||1||15|
|4||HANDS TO MYSELF||SELENA GOMEZ||18||17||1||14|
|5||ME MYSELF & I||G-EAZY FT BEBE REXHA||21||21||0||13|
|6||ROSES||CHAINSMOKERS FT ROZES||22||22||0||22|
|8||DANGEROUS WOMAN||ARIANA GRANDE||25||24||1||17|
|9||JUST LIKE FIRE||PINK||NEW||26||0|
|13||⬆⬆||THE SOUND OF SILENCE||DISTURBED||63||33||30|
|14||⬆⬆||DANCING ON MY OWN||CALUM SCOTT||191||35||156|
|15||⬆||MIDDLE||DJ SNAKE FT BIPOLAR SUNSHINE||48||37||11|
|16||PARADISE||BENNY BENASSI & CHRIS BROWN||45||43||2|
|17||CLOSE||NICK JONAS FT TOVE LO||50||46||4|
|18||MAKE MY LOVE GO||JAY SEAN FT SEAN PAUL||58||52||6|
|19||BEST IS YET TO COME||LUVBUG||NEW||53||0|
|20||KISS IT BETTER||RIHANNA||60||56||4|
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⬆ - Indicates a climb of 10 places
LW - Last week's Official Singles Chart position
CURRENT - Current position on today's Official Singles Chart sales flash
DIFF - Number of places climbed since the previous week on the Official Singles Chart
Listen to a playlist of this week's Official Trending Chart Top 20 on Spotify below. Click here to listen on Deezer.
About the Official Trending Chart
The Official Trending Chart is a brand new chart launched for 2016 to highlight the hottest new tracks beginning to make an impact in the UK every week.
The Top 20 rundown, published on OfficialCharts.com every Tuesday, based on the first four days’ sales of each chart week, is designed to highlight emerging hits as they begin to scale the Official Charts and build buzz.
The Official Trending Chart ranks titles which are showing week-on-week chart growth, and is the only “new music” chart to reflect audio track sales and streams comprehensively across all services.
Devised by the Official Charts Company in close consultation with labels, retailers and media, the chart since launch last month has already highlighted emerging hits such as Zara Larrsson’s Lush Life and Mike Posner’s I Took A Pill In Ibiza, both tracks went on to become Top 5 smashes in the Official Singles Chart.
The chart is designed to help highlight hit singles in their early stages of their growth, in the light of the shift in release strategies of record labels over the past six months. Under “On Air On Sale”, labels have started to release new music for consumers to buy or stream on the same day as those tracks are released to media (including radio stations and TV).