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Sam And The Womp score massive-selling debut Number 1

26/08/2012

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Sam And The Womp score massive-selling debut Number 1

By Lauren Kreisler

Sam & The Womp's debut single, Bom Bom, has gone straight to Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart, racking up impressive opening week sales of over 107,000 copies.

As their lyrics suggest, Sam And The Womp will no doubt be left feeling pretty cool and groovy today as the infectious Bom Bom delivers them a huge debut Number 1 smash!

The London-based big band collective have been showing the UK how to 'womp', toppling Rita Ora’s How We Do (Party) to rack up impressive opening week sales of 107,000 copies, putting Bom Bom up there as one of the fastest selling singles of 2012. Sam And The Womp join the likes of DJ Fresh, Rita Ora, Wiley and Cheryl in the league of artists who have managed to break the 100k sales barrier in their first week of release this year.

Frontman and trumpet master Sam Ritchie tells OfficialCharts.com:

“Can’t believe it, we’re Number 1!  Thankyou to all our fans for your support, everyone in the womp team, massive womps to you! We really didn’t expect this at all for Bom Bom to go all the way to the top when we were writing it in a muddy field a couple of years ago, with Mr Aaron Audio falling off his chair!” 

Watch the full interview, plus find out Sam And The Womp's Top 5 party tips, below:

New entries and high climbers

A total of six new entries in this week’s Official Singles Chart are led by highest new entry Sam & The Womp’s Bom Bom (Number 1), Taylor Swift also scoops a Top 5 with We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (5).

Devlin clocks up his highest charting single to date today as the Dagenham MC teams up with Ed Sheeran to cover Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix classic (All Along The) Watchtower (7).

Canadian pop punkers Simple Plan also manage a personal best with Summer Paradise FT Sean Paul (12) giving the band their first UK Top 20. Meanwhile synth-popper Owl City joins forces with Carly Rae Jepsen on Good Times, delivering a new entry at Number 17 today. Muse’s Madness completes the week’s new entries at Number 35.

Public Enemy’s Harder Than You Think, the soundtrack to Channel 4’s Paralympics ad campaign, is the week’s highest climber, up 45 places and breaking into the Top 20 for the first time at Number 11. 

The Official Singles Chart Top 10 is as follows. Click here to see the full Top 100 after 7PM.

01 BOM BOM SAM & THE WOMP
02 HOW WE DO (PARTY) RITA ORA
03 HEATWAVE WILEY FT MS D
04 READ ALL ABOUT IT PT 3 EMELI SANDE
05 WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER TAYLOR SWIFT
06 SPECTRUM FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
07 (ALL ALONG THE) WATCHTOWER DEVLIN FT ED SHEERAN
08 WE'LL BE COMING BACK CALVIN HARRIS FT EXAMPLE
09 WONDERFUL ANGEL
10 SIMPLY AMAZING TREY SONGZ

© 2012 The Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

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