As It Was is officially the longest-running Number 1 single of the year so far
As It Was is now officially the longest-running Number 1 single of 2022 in the UK so far.
With an eighth consecutive week atop the Official Singles Chart, As It Was steams past Encanto mega-hit We Don’t Talk About Bruno. As It Was shows no sign of slowing down, with 80,000 chart sales collected this week, it’s the song most successful week on the charts since its first.
As It Was is also still the most-streamed track in the country; with over 8.9 million streams to its name, again its best-performance since its opening week. Harry’s House also takes over the Official Singles Chart with two album tracks, Late Night Talking (2) and Music For A Sushi Restaurant (3) completing this week’s Top 3.
Tion Wayne and La Roux’s IFTK rises eight (8). It’s Tion’s sixth Top 10 and La Roux’s third – and her first in 12 years, since Bulletproof hit Number 1 in 2009. Elsewhere, Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran break back in to the Top 10 with Bam Bam (9).
After several weeks of climbing the rungs, David Guetta, Becky Hill and Ella Henderson’s team-up Crazy What Love Can Do is up three to a new peak (14), while George Ezra’s Green Green Grass jumps seven places for a personal best (16) while Latto, Mariah Carey and DJ Khaled’s remix of Big Energy re-peaks (21).
Nathan Dawe and Ella Henderson are this week’s big gainers, racing up 18 spots to crack the Top 40 for the first time with 21 Reasons (20) which is Nathan’s fifth Top 40 single and Ella’s ninth.
Mancunian rapper Aitch just announced his debut album Closer To Home, and new single 1989 is another new entry this week (23), the track samples Manchester legends The Stone Roses’ Fool’s Gold.
After an 11-year hiatus, N-Dubz are back and their comeback track Charmer is their first UK Top 40 entry in as many years, entering in at Number 32. It becomes the 13th Top 40 hit for Fazer, Tulisa and Dappy ahead of their sell-out UK arena tour.
And finally, Tom Grennan’s slow-burning hit Remind Me hikes seven places up the Official Singles Chart for its best peak yet (33).