One Direction are off to a flying start in the race for Number 1 on this week’s Official Singles Chart with their new single One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks).
Based on pre-orders and sales up to midnight last night, One Direction have snatched a strong early lead with the Comic Relief track ahead of other possible contenders for the top including Bauuer’s Harlem Shake and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ Thrift Shop.
1D are currently outselling their nearest competitor by almost two copies to one so far this week, if the lads can keep it up through to Sunday, this puts them on course for their third Official Number 1 and sixth Top 10 single in less than 18 months.
Official Charts Company Managing Director, Martin Talbot says:
“If anyone can keep the likes of Harlem Shake from the top spot, One Direction can! Roll on Sunday’s final whistle.”
Tune in to Radio 1’s Official Chart Update with Scott Mills and the lovely Jameela Jamil at 3.30pm tomorrow to find out One Direction’s very latest midweek position!