17-year-old Martin Garrix headed for debut UK Number 1 single

Martin Garrix is leading the race to this week's Official Number 1 single with Animals, while Lily Allen, Ellie Goulding and The Poppy Girls are headed for the Top 10.

Martin Garrix is leading the race to this week's Official Number 1 single with Animals, while Lily Allen, Ellie Goulding and The Poppy Girls are headed for the Top 10.

After scoring a Top 10 smash right across the continent over the summer, Dutch DJ Martin Garrix now has his sights firmly set on the UK!

According to the Official Charts Company’s latest sales data, the 17-year-old’s debut single, Animals, has sold more than 67,000 copies so far this week, which puts it in pole position  on today’s Official Singles Chart Update. Should Animals maintain its momentum through to Sunday’s final whistle, Garrix will become the second youngest star to top the Official Singles Chart this year (after New Zealand singer/songwriter Lorde whose track Royals reached Number 1 three weeks ago while she was just 16).

Lily Allen’s breath-taking cover of Keane’s Somewhere Only We Know is new in at Number 2 today. The track features in the new John Lewis Christmas TV ad campaign which launched at the weekend. In related news, Keane’s 2004 original version of the track climbs 70 places to re-enter today’s Top 40 at Number 30.

Eminem’s former chart topper, The Monster FT Rihanna, slides one place to Number 3, while Little Mix are also down one to Number 4 with Move. Storm Queen completes today’s Update Top 5, sliding four places from Number 1 to Number 5 with Look Right Through.

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Ellie Goulding’s How Long Will I Love You?, which is the official single of the BBC’s Children In Need for 2013, is at Number 6 on today’s Official Singles Chart Update.

The Poppy Girls are also headed for the Top 10 with their cover of Regina Spektor’s The Call (No Need To Say Goodbye) (Number 8). The track has been released as part of the Royal British Legion's annual Poppy Appeal and the girls – Megan, Florence, Alice, Bethany and Charlotte – each have a parent currently serving in the British armed forces.

Lady Gaga debuts one place behind them with, Do What U Want (9), the second single to be released from her new album ARTPOP. Robbie Williams is new in at Number 11 on today’s Update with Go Gentle, which is taken from his tenth album Swings Both Ways (out next week).

And finally, All Bad (Number 17) looks set to give Justin Bieber his sixth Top 40 hit in as many weeks, while The KillersShot At The Night - one of the new tracks recorded for their best of collection, Direct Hits – enters at 25 today.

The Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows. The Official Singles Chart Top 100 will be posted in full, here, on Sunday at 7pm.

1 ANIMALS MARTIN GARRIX
2 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW LILY ALLEN
3 THE MONSTER EMINEM FT RIHANNA
4 MOVE LITTLE MIX
5 LOOK RIGHT THROUGH STORM QUEEN
6 HOW LONG WILL I LOVE YOU ELLIE GOULDING
7 ROYALS LORDE
8 THE CALL (NO NEED TO SAY GOODBYE) POPPY GIRLS
9 DO WHAT U WANT LADY GAGA & R KELLY
10 STORY OF MY LIFE ONE DIRECTION
11 GO GENTLE ROBBIE WILLIAMS
12 LOVED ME BACK TO LIFE CELINE DION
13 COUNTING STARS ONEREPUBLIC
14 WRECKING BALL MILEY CYRUS
15 I SEE FIRE ED SHEERAN
16 ROAR KATY PERRY
17 ALL BAD JUSTIN BIEBER
18 EAT SLEEP RAVE REPEAT FATBOYSLIM/RIVASTARR/BEARDYMAN
19 AFTERGLOW WILKINSON
20 SKIP TO THE GOOD BIT RIZZLE KICKS
21 CHILDREN OF THE SUN TINIE TEMPAH FT JOHN MARTIN
22 BONFIRE HEART JAMES BLUNT
23 BOOYAH SHOWTEK/WE ARE LOUD/WILSON
24 HOLD ON WE'RE GOING HOME DRAKE FT MAJID JORDAN
25 SHOT AT THE NIGHT KILLERS
26 YOUTH FOXES
27 YOU'RE NOBODY 'TIL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU JAMES ARTHUR
28 CAN WE DANCE VAMPS
29 5:00 AM KATY B
30 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW KEANE
31 WORK BITCH BRITNEY SPEARS
32 GIVE IT 2 U ROBIN THICKE/KENDRICK LAMAR
33 THE FOX YLVIS
34 R U CRAZY CONOR MAYNARD
35 WAKE ME UP AVICII
36 SAIL AWOLNATION
37 TALK DIRTY JASON DERULO FT 2 CHAINZ
38 BURN ELLIE GOULDING
39 BERZERK EMINEM
40 WHAT I MIGHT DO BEN PEARCE

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