5 random chart facts of the week that will rock your world

The chart gets fruity with RiRi, Stormzy climbs, Taylor's done it again and we remember Geri vs Emma.

There's more to the chart than what's Number 1, y'know. Come and delve a little deeper into the chart and beyond with our 5 facts for the week.

1. Stormzing up the chart

Biggest climber within the Top 40 this week comes from Stormzy and MNEK, whose Blinded By Your Grace pt 2 thunders up the chart by a whopping 18 slots to land at Number 22. If it carries on like this, it could give both acts their third Top 10! Stormzy was last there earlier this year with Big For Your Boots, while it's two years since MNEK went Top 10 with Zara Larsson on Never Forget You. Take a look at MNEK's complete chart history.

MORE: All Stormzy's UK peak positions and chart runs

2. Taylor pulls another swift one

All eyes are on Taylor Swift this week as she finally releases the follow-up to 2014's 1989. Reputation has already generated a Number 1 in look What You Made Me Do and a further Top 10 with …Ready For It? Gorgeous gave the album a third Top 40 three weeks ago and this week there's a fourth to add to the set – Call It What You Want is new at 29. She'll have to make sure she climbs to beat the last Call It What You Want to make the Top 40 – New Kids on the Block had a hit with a totally different song with the same title in 1991, reaching Number 12.

MORE: See all Taylor Swift's UK hit singles and albums

3. Lemon entry, my dear Watson

N*E*R*D are B*A*C*K, after a Top 40 absence of over 13 years, with Lemon, new at 31, featuring the queen of cameos Rihanna. You get songs about love in the chart fairly often, not to mention hate, but fruit? We had a look. While U2's famous song Lemon might spring to mind, it didn't actually chart in the UK – the nearest we get is Fools Garden's Lemon Tree, which reached Number 26 in 1996. Highest charting orange belongs to Peter Sarstedt's Frozen Orange Juice (10 in 1969), and for strawberries it's the Beatles' Strawberry Fields Forever (2 in 1967). Other highest charting fruits: Pineapple Head, from Crowded House (27 in 1994), Harry Styles' Kiwi (66 in 2017), Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White by Perez 'Prez' Pardo (1 in 1955), Prince and the Revolution's Raspberry Beret (25 in 1985), The Move's Blackberry Way (1 in 1968), Fats Domino's Blueberry Hill (6 in 1956), Rosemary Clooney's Mangos (17 in 1957) and of course Marvin Gaye's I Heard It Through The Grapevine (1 in 1969). You make quite the chart-themed smoothie out of that lot.

4. Trouble on the Spice rack

This week is the anniversary of one of the biggest chart battles of ALL TIME. In 1999, as we edged toward the new millennium, it was Spice vs Spice as former Ginger, Geri Halliwell, went up against her ex-colleague Baby. Geri's Lift Me Up was the third single from her solo debut Schizophonic, while Emma Bunton had teamed up with Tin Tin Out to cover Edie Brickell's What I Am. In the end, Geri trounced her former bandmate, shifting 140,000 copies to Emma's 106,000. it just goes to show the power of a video featuring CGI aliens. See for yourself. (Despite the excellent "this video is broken" preview pic, it does play.)

MORE: See the full Official Singles Chart Top 100 from that week, including new entries from Jennifer Lopez, Another Level (!), and Savage Garden

5. 'Ello John, got a new advert?

We're all already falling in love with the new John Lewis advert, and as we like to check in on an old song, this week it's the turn of Ellie Goulding's cover of Your Song, which itself was a huge hit after featuring in a John Lewis Christmas campaign in 2010. It gave Ellie a second Top 10, reaching Number 2. It's sold 826,000 downloads, and has been streamed 15.2 million time since we started counting in 2014. This year alone, Your Song has been downloaded 4,274 times and notched up 4.4 million plays. Incidentally, Elton John's original version of Your Song, is faring slightly better so far this year –  it's racked up 7,850 downloads and 6.18 million streams. I guess she don't mind (sorry).

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Take a look at this week's full Official Singles Chart Top 100