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Rita Ora set to topple Tulisa from the top of the Official Singles Chart

09/05/2012

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Rita Ora set to topple Tulisa from the top of the Official Singles Chart

By Dan Lane

According to today’s Official Singles Chart Update, Rita Ora looks set to topple reigning chart queen Tulisa from the top of the Official Singles Chart this Sunday.

The 21-year-old singer, who provided the vocals for DJ Fresh’s smash hit Hot Right Now, which is currently the fastest selling single of 2012 so far, has taken an early lead in this week’s race to Number 1 with her latest release, R.I.P..

R.I.P., which also features Tinie Tempah, was written by Canadian rapper Drake and produced by electronic supremos Chase And Status.  It’s the first UK release to be lifted from Rita’s upcoming, as-yet-untitled debut album, which will be released through Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label later this year.

Tulisa slips into second place with Young, while Alex Clare’s Too Close (Number 3) continues to climb up the Official Singles Chart since its release five weeks ago. Former Number 1, Call Me Maybe, by Carly Rae Jepsen is at Number 4, while Fun and Janelle Monae’s We Are Young slips from Number 3 to Number 5.

New entries and high climbers

Thanks to guest vocals from chart throb Justin Bieber, Far East Movement look set to score their third Top 20 single with Live My Life which is new in at Number 7, while Emeli Sande’s My Kind Of Love looks set to debut on the Official Singles Chart at Number 24 following her performance on the BBC’s hit reality TV show The Voice this past weekend.

The Voice is also responsible for the vast majority of this week’s Official Singles Chart Update re-entries: The Temper Trap’s Sweet Disposition, which was covered by David Julien on the show, climbs from Number 94 to 15, while Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill (covered by Bo Bruce) is at 33. Tom Petty’s 1989 track Free Fallin’ (Number 38) looks set to enter the Official Singles Chart for the first time ever this Sunday thanks to Max Milner’s cover version, while Coldplay’s Paradise sneaks back into the Top 40 (Number 39) thanks to Cassius Henry’s soulful reworking on the show.

The full Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

01 R.I.P RITA ORA FT TINIE TEMPAH
02 YOUNG TULISA
03 TOO CLOSE ALEX CLARE
04 CALL ME MAYBE CARLY RAE JEPSEN
05 WE ARE YOUNG FUN FT JANELLE MONAE
06 DRIVE BY TRAIN
07 LIVE MY LIFE FAR EAST MOVEMENT FT JUSTIN BIEBER
08 LASERLIGHT JESSIE J FT DAVID GUETTA
09 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW GOTYE FT KIMBRA
10 STARSHIPS NICKI MINAJ
11 SPARKS COVER DRIVE
12 LET'S GO CALVIN HARRIS FT NE-YO
13 WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN RIHANNA
14 PRIMADONNA MARINA & THE DIAMONDS
15 SWEET DISPOSITION TEMPER TRAP
16 CAN'T SAY NO CONOR MAYNARD
17 SO GOOD BOB
18 BOYFRIEND JUSTIN BIEBER
19 PART OF ME KATY PERRY
20 TITANIUM DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
21 TURN UP THE MUSIC CHRIS BROWN
22 212 AZEALIA BANKS FT LAZY JAY
23 HEY SOUL SISTER TRAIN
24 MY KIND OF LOVE EMELI SANDE
25 I WON'T GIVE UP JASON MRAZ
26 TURN ME ON DAVID GUETTA FT NICKI MINAJ
27 SHE DOESN'T MIND SEAN PAUL
28 NEXT TO ME EMELI SANDE
29 WILD ONES FLO RIDA FT SIA
30 ORDINARY PEOPLE JOHN LEGEND
31 SEXY AND I KNOW IT LMFAO
32 TAKE CARE DRAKE FT RIHANNA
33 RUNNING UP THAT HILL KATE BUSH
34 SILHOUETTES AVICII
35 DOMINO JESSIE J
36 GREYHOUND SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA
37 ALL I KNOW MATRIX/FUTUREBOUND/BINGHAM
38 FREE FALLIN' TOM PETTY
39 PARADISE COLDPLAY
40 MAMA DO THE HUMP RIZZLE KICKS

© 2012 the Official Charts Company. All Rights reserved.


RITA ORA featuring Tinie Tempah - R.I.P. on MUZU.TV.
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