There’s no stopping him! Having become this year’s fastest-selling single last week, Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines FT TI and Pharrell has sold nearly 199,000 copies during its second week on sale (that’s 10,000 copies MORE than last week), securing him a second week at the top of the Official Singles Chart.
And that’s not all! Thanks to a string of mega-hits in recent weeks – that would be Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, Naughty Boy FT Sam Smith’s La La La, Daft Punk FT Pharrell’s Get Lucky and Rudimental FT Ella Eyre’s Waiting All Night – sales of Number 1 singles are well and truly going through the roof right now.
The average Number 1 single sale over the last eight weeks has been a staggering 150,000 copies, in context, the average Official Singles Chart Number 1 in 2012 shifted 106,000 copies.
Chart Fact: For the last eight weeks running, the Official Singles Chart Number 1 has comfortably shifted way beyond 100,000 copies – that’s the first time an unbroken run of this nature has happened (without the aid of charity singles) since October 1999*.
Elsewhere in the Top 5, Daft Punk FT Pharrell hold firm at Number 3 with Get Lucky, while Passenger make a late-week sprint to retain last week’s Number 4 placing. Olly Murs moves up one to Number 5 with Dear Darlin’.
There are five new entries in this week’s Official Singles Chart Top 40.
X Factor 2012 boy band Union J make their Official Singles Chart debut at Number 6 with Carry You. At Number 7 is British afro-pop star Fuse ODG who has had a little help from none other than Wyclef Jean on his new single Antenna.
Leah McFall of BBC’s The Voice has scored her first Official Chart Top 20 hit, and the semi-finals haven’t even yet begun! Bookies’ favourite and the star of Friday night’s quarter final, Leah McFall of Team Will, has found her take on Gloria Gaynor classic I Will Survive already rocketing up the charts. In just 24 hours on sale, since Friday night’s show through to the Official Chart cut off at midnight last night, Leah’s unique version of the track has broken into the Official Singles Chart Top 20 at Number 16.
At Number 21 is Afrojack FT Chris Brown with As Your Friend, closely followed by Irish rockers Kodaline, who enter the Official Singles Chart at Number 22 with Love Like This.
Following their debut album’s success on the Official Albums Chart, Disclosure FT Sam Smith nudge up the Official Singles Chart as Latch moves up 39 places to Number 37 this week. Goo Goo Doll’s mega-hit Iris is back on the Official Singles Chart following an appearance on The Voice, with the karaoke-friendly anthem climbing 33 places to Number 39.
Finally, Bruno Mars climb 20 places to Number 15 with Treasure.
|1||BLURRED LINES||ROBIN THICKE/TI/PHARRELL|
|2||LA LA LA||NAUGHTY BOY FT SAM SMITH|
|3||GET LUCKY||DAFT PUNK FT PHARRELL WILLIAMS|
|4||LET HER GO||PASSENGER|
|5||DEAR DARLIN'||OLLY MURS|
|6||CARRY YOU||UNION J|
|8||WILD||JESSIE J/BIG SEAN/D RASCAL|
|9||CAN'T HOLD US||MACKLEMORE/RYAN LEWIS/DALTON|
|10||WAITING ALL NIGHT||RUDIMENTAL FT ELLA EYRE|
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*From week commencing October 24th 1999: Five’s Keep On Movin’, Geri Halliwell’s Lift Me Up, Robbie William’s She’s The One/It’s Only Us, Wamdue Project’s King Of My Castle, Cliff Richard’s Millennium Prayer (3 weeks), Westlife’s I Have A Dream/Seasons In The Sun (2 weeks)Back