By Dan Lane
Not content with topping FHM’s Sexiest Women In The World poll earlier this week, Tulisa also looks set to top the Official Singles Chart.
According to today’s Official Singles Chart Update, the N-Dubz star and X Factor judge’s debut single, Young, is on course to end Carly Rae Jepsen’s four-week stint at Number 1. However, the track, which was co-written by Tulisa’s ex-boyfriend and N-Dubz bandmate Fazer, wasn’t originally intended for her.
"It was one of those ones I heard in the studio, and I was like, 'I have to have this song’,” she revealed in an interview with BBC Radio 2. “It was meant for someone else, I'm not going to say who it was meant for, who they pictured it for, but I nicked it!”
"They didn't even get a chance to pitch it to the [other singer],” she added. “It wasn't even finished and I was like, 'I'm having that song, give it to me!’."
Carly Rae Jepsen has now slipped into second place, while former chart toppers Cover Drive look set to debut at Number 3 with their new track, Sparks. Fun and Janelle Monae’s We Are Young slips from Number 3 to Number 4, while Alex Clare’s Too Close climbs one place to Number 5 and completes this week’s Official Singles Chart Update Top 5.
While Britain’s Got Talent may have beaten The Voice in last weekend’s television rating wars, the BBC’s new flagship music show looks set to knock Simon Cowell’s reality programme into second place on this week’s Official Singles Chart.
Beyonce’s Listen, which was covered by 9-year-old Malakai Paul on BGT on Saturday, is this week’s second highest re-entry, up a staggering 131 places to Number 36. However, James Vincent McMorrow’s Higher Love, which was performed by Tyler James on The Voice, climbs 133 places to Number 29 on today’s Official Singles Chart Update. If that wasn’t enough, Lana Del Rey’s Blue Jeans, which was performed by the US singer on The Voice on Sunday, is on course for its highest ever chart placing, climbing to Number 28.
Elsewhere, Sub Focus FT Alice Gold are new in at Number 18 with Out Of The Blue, Flux Pavilion’s Daydreamer looks set to debut at Number 30, and AVICII is set to score his third Top 40 hit with Silhouettes, which is on course for Number 34.
The full Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
|2||CALL ME MAYBE||CARLY RAE JEPSEN|
|4||WE ARE YOUNG||FUN FT JANELLE MONAE|
|5||TOO CLOSE||ALEX CLARE|
|6||LET'S GO||CALVIN HARRIS FT NE-YO|
|7||LASERLIGHT||JESSIE J FT DAVID GUETTA|
|9||CAN'T SAY NO||CONOR MAYNARD|
|10||PRIMADONNA||MARINA & THE DIAMONDS|
|12||SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW||GOTYE FT KIMBRA|
|14||TITANIUM||DAVID GUETTA FT SIA|
|15||212||AZEALIA BANKS FT LAZY JAY|
|16||SHE DOESN'T MIND||SEAN PAUL|
|17||I WON'T GIVE UP||JASON MRAZ|
|18||OUT THE BLUE||SUB FOCUS FT ALICE GOLD|
|20||ORDINARY PEOPLE||JOHN LEGEND|
|21||PART OF ME||KATY PERRY|
|22||WILD ONES||FLO RIDA FT SIA|
|23||TURN ME ON||DAVID GUETTA FT NICKI MINAJ|
|25||GREYHOUND||SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA|
|26||TAKE CARE||DRAKE FT RIHANNA|
|27||TURN UP THE MUSIC||CHRIS BROWN|
|28||BLUE JEANS||LANA DEL REY|
|29||HIGHER LOVE||JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW|
|32||NEXT TO ME||EMELI SANDE|
|35||OH MY GOODNESS||OLLY MURS|
|37||SEXY AND I KNOW IT||LMFAO|
|38||MAMA DO THE HUMP||RIZZLE KICKS|
|39||N****S IN PARIS||JAY-Z & KANYE WEST|
|40||HOW TO SAVE A LIFE||THE FRAY|
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