5 random chart facts of the week that'll make you go ooooooh

Interesting or surprising highlights from this week's chart.

Is it possible to know too much? Can you have too many facts in your head? We don't think so, so here are five totally random chart facts for the weekend.

This week's highest climber within the Top 40 is the Chainsmokers and Coldplay's BRITs collaboration Something Just Like This, which leaps 28 places to Number 2. Inside the Top 100, it's Stormzy's Shut Up, which rockets 83 slots to return to the Top 40 at 37.

Thanks to the release of his debut album Gang Signs and Prayer, Stormzy has seven tracks in the Top 40, which just misses out on Justin Bieber's record of 8, set in 2015. Although his remix of Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You did help the original stay at Number 1, so he kind of equals it. Kind of. One chart record he can claim, however, is that ALL of the album's tracks appear in the Top 100. Only three artists have done this before: Justin Bieber with Purpose, Beyoncé with Lemonade and The Weeknd with Starboy.


This week's chart marks 15 years since Will Young went straight in at Number 1 with Anything Is Possible and Evergreen, his winner's single from the first series of Pop Idol. The double-A side became the fastest-selling debut single ever – 1.1 million copies sold in its first week. It's the second biggest selling single of the 21st century so far, behind Pharrell Williams' Happy, and yet two people still downloaded it last week, and it's had 1,092 plays. 

Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean and Migos are a new entry at Number 10 with Slide. There have been four other Top 40 entries containing the word "slide" – not including tracks with the word "landslide" – but the most famous is probably (definitely) DJ Casper's ICONIC Cha Cha Slide, which topped the chart in 2004. Don't pretend you don't remember the dance – 112 of you downloaded it this week.

@ShaneRooD15 sent in a request for us to nosey into the archive following Jennifer Hudson's appearance on Saturday Night Takeaway last week. The Voice UK judge sang her hit Spotlight, which peaked at 11 in 2008, and Shane wanted to know how many people had downloaded it after her appearance. Including all stats from that Saturday (so if anyone downloaded it that day before the show, they will sneak through) and up to midnight last night, 4,288 have bought the song. Its peak was Sunday, when 1,428 downloaded it – hungover and catching the repeat, maybe? We hear you. Spotlight has been racking up well over double its usual number of streams since Sunday too.   

Got a chart fact you've been dying to know and wouldn't mind seeing us unravel right here? Tweet us using #ChartFact (funnily enough) and we might just pick yours!

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

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