Anti-Hero on track to become Taylor Swift's second UK Number 1 single as Midnights track dominate Official Singles Chart Top 3
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As Taylor Swift and Arctic Monkeys go head to head in this week’s albums race, three tracks from Taylor’s Midnights dominate today’s Official Chart First Look.
Midnights' self-referential lead single Anti-Hero is leading the charge to become Taylor’s second UK Number 1 single. It would be Tay's first chart-topper in half a decade, since the incendiary Look What You Made Me Do in 2017.
Prior to Midnights release, Taylor had previously shared how Anti-Hero has become one of her favourite songs she has ever recorded. The sprightly synth-pop tune, co-produced and co-written with Jack Antonoff, sees Taylor examine her relationship to her celebrity, and how fame has isolated her from her closest relationships.
Not far behind, album opener Lavender Haze (2) and Lana Del Rey collaboration Snow On The Beach (3) complete the Top 3.
Snow On The Beach would also see alt-pop goddess Lana Del Rey secure her fifth UK Top 10 single, her first since 2019 mega meet-up Don't Call Me Angel with Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus, which peaked at Number 2.
Elsewhere this week, Arctic Monkeys could debut two tracks from new album The Car straight inside the Top 20; I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am (14) and Sculptures of Anything Goes (15).
While Taylor’s new songs are proving a force to be reckoned with on streaming platforms, could the artists’ physical releases change things up over on the Official Albums Chart?
The midweek Official Albums Chart Update will be published tomorrow at 5.45pm on officialcharts.com providing a first glimpse at the biggest chart battle of the quarter so far.
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