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 Lewis’ Thrift 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.
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|
|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|
|12||SUIT & TIE||JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FT JAY-Z|
|13||CHANGE YOUR LIFE||LITTLE MIX|
|15||SCREAM & SHOUT||WILL.I.AM FT BRITNEY SPEARS|
|16||BASSLINE JUNKIE||DIZZEE RASCAL|
|17||HO HEY||THE LUMINEERS|
|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|
|25||ARMY OF TWO||OLLY MURS|
|26||STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM||DRAKE|
|27||KISS YOU||ONE DIRECTION|
|29||LEARN TO LOVE AGAIN||LAWSON|
|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|
|38||TROUBLEMAKER||OLLY MURS FT FLO RIDA|
|39||IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW||THE SCRIPT|
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