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One Direction’s Comic Relief single leads charge for Number 1

20/02/2013

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By Lauren Kreisler

One Direction are storming ahead in the race for Number 1 on this week’s Official Singles Chart with their new single One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks).

Due to perform their new track at The BRITs this evening, Harry, Zayn, Niall, Louis and Liam - AKA One Direction - have nabbed a strong lead of almost 20,000 copies in the race to this week's Number 1 single with One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks), putting them as favourites to clinch the charts crown this weekend ahead of contenders including Macklemore & Ryan LewisThrift Shop (2) and Bauuer’s Harlem Shake (3).

One Way Or Another is a cover of the Blondie track of the same name, incorporating John Peel favourite Teenage Kicks. A Number 1 this weekend would give the 1D lads their third Official Number 1 and sixth Top 10 single in less than 18 months.

Official Chart fact: according to Official Charts Company sales data, UK sales of One Way Or Another so far this week shows that by midnight last night (Tuesday) One Direction have already surpassed the full opening week sales of Sugababes V Girls Aloud’s Walk This Way, the Comic Relief single of 2007.

High climbers

In a quiet week for new releases, One Direction are the only new entry debut inside the Official Top 40. However, big climbs are happening for Olly Murs as Army Of Two, taken from his chart-topping album Right Place, Right Time leaps 64 places to Number 25 midweek.

The Voice contestant Tyler James breaks into the Top 40 with Worry About You, up 23 places to number 32. Plus, The Script’s If You Could See Me Now, written about the death of frontman Danny O’Donoghue’s father and bandmate Mark Sheehan’s parents, is making significant ground on the Official Singles Chart, up 79 places week on week to Number 39.

The Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

1 ONE WAY OR ANOTHER (TEENAGE KICKS) ONE DIRECTION
2 THRIFT SHOP MACKLEMORE AND RYAN LEWIS FT WANZ
3 HARLEM SHAKE BAAUER
4 I COULD BE THE ONE AVICII VS NICKY ROMERO
5 WHEN I WAS YOUR MAN BRUNO MARS
6 STAY RIHANNA FT MIKKY EKKO
7 WHITE NOISE DISCLOSURE FT ALUNAGEORGE
8 PLEASE DON'T SAY YOU LOVE ME GABRIELLE APLIN
9 DRINKING FROM THE BOTTLE CALVIN HARRIS FT TINIE TEMPAH
10 I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE TAYLOR SWIFT
11 CLOWN EMELI SANDE
12 SUIT & TIE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FT JAY-Z
13 CHANGE YOUR LIFE LITTLE MIX
14 EXPLOSIONS ELLIE GOULDING
15 SCREAM & SHOUT WILL.I.AM FT BRITNEY SPEARS
16 BASSLINE JUNKIE DIZZEE RASCAL
17 HO HEY THE LUMINEERS
18 RADIOACTIVE RITA ORA
19 GET UP (RATTLE) BINGO PLAYERS FT FAR EAST MOVEMENT
20 JUST GIVE ME A REASON P!NK FT NATE RUESS
21 MY SONGS KNOW WHAT YOU DID IN THE DARK FALL OUT BOY
22 LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN BRUNO MARS
23 MY NUMBER FOALS
24 IMPOSSIBLE JAMES ARTHUR
25 ARMY OF TWO OLLY MURS
26 STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM DRAKE
27 KISS YOU ONE DIRECTION
28 GANGNAM STYLE PSY
29 LEARN TO LOVE AGAIN LAWSON
30 DIAMONDS RIHANNA
31 CLARITY ZEDD FT FOXES
32 WORRY ABOUT YOU TYLER JAMES
33 DON'T YOU WORRY CHILD SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA FT JOHN MARTIN
34 DON'T STOP THE PARTY PITBULL FT TJR
35 BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL LABRINTH FT EMELI SANDE
36 MIRRORS JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
37 SKYFALL ADELE
38 TROUBLEMAKER OLLY MURS FT FLO RIDA
39 IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW THE SCRIPT
40 DIE YOUNG KE$HA

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