Band Aid 30 set for record-breaking Number 1

Do They Know It’s Christmas? is hurtling towards the Official Singles Chart top spot with massive sales.

Band Aid 30’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? - which features Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, One Direction, Rita Ora and Bastille to name a few – has shifted over 252,000 copies so far this week, widening its lead in the race to Number 1.

The Bob Geldof led charity single was yesterday announced as the fastest-selling single of the year so far, after less than 24 hours on sale!

The Band Aid (1984), Band Aid II (1989) and Band Aid 20 (2004) versions of the track all peaked at Number 1, with the original shifting approximately 200,000 copies in two days, while Band Aid 20’s release sold a total of 297,000 in its full first week.

Band Aid and Band Aid 20 have also both re-entered the Official Singles Chart Top 75 today, at Numbers 49 and 61, respectively.

In at Number 2 midweek is Clean Bandit with Real Love FT Jess Glynne. The track is the second collaboration between the two acts, following Official Singles Chart Number 1, and million-seller, Rather Be.

Olly Murs is at 3 with Wrapped Up FT Travie McCoy, the lead single from Olly’s upcoming fourth studio album, Never Been Better.

Current Number 1, official Children In Need single, Gareth Malone’s All Star Choir’s Wake Me Up slides three places to 4 midweek, followed by David Guetta’s Dangerous FT Sam Martin, new at 5.

New entries

Further to Band Aid 30’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? (Number 1), Clean Bandit’s Real Love FT Jess Glynne (2), Olly MursWrapped Up FT Travie McCoy (3) and David Guetta’s Dangerous FT Sam Martin (5), there are eight new entries in today’s Official Singles Chart Update Top 40.

New at Number 8, Wretch 32 is on track for his sixth Top 40 hit with 6 Words, followed by Rixton, who are set to score a second Top 10 with Wait On Me (9).

Aussie boys 5 Seconds Of Summer’s Good Girls (14) re-enters the Top 40 today following its official release this week, as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are new at 17, with In The Heat Of The Moment.

One Direction are heading for a 14th Top 40 with Night Changes (21), as Nicole Scherzinger is set for a 10th, with new single Run (23).

Finally, Pitbull is at 27 with Fireball FT John Ryan, trailed by Andy C & Fiora’s Heartbeat Loud (31).

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 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS BAND AID 30
2 REAL LOVE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE
3 WRAPPED UP OLLY MURS FT TRAVIE MCCOY
4 WAKE ME UP GARETH MALONE'S ALL STAR CHOIR
5 DANGEROUS DAVID GUETTA FT SAM MARTIN
6 STEAL MY GIRL ONE DIRECTION
7 THINKING OUT LOUD ED SHEERAN
8 6 WORDS WRETCH 32
9 WAIT ON ME RIXTON
10 BLANK SPACE TAYLOR SWIFT
11 ALL ABOUT THAT BASS MEGHAN TRAINOR
12 I DON'T CARE CHERYL
13 OUTSIDE CALVIN HARRIS/ELLIE GOULDING
14 GOOD GIRLS 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
15 REAL LOVE TOM ODELL
16 SHAKE IT OFF TAYLOR SWIFT
17 IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING
18 BANG BANG JESSIE J/GRANDE/MINAJ
19 LIKE I CAN SAM SMITH
20 I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE SAM SMITH
21 NIGHT CHANGES ONE DIRECTION
22 LET IT GO IDINA MENZEL
23 RUN NICOLE SCHERZINGER
24 STAY WITH ME SAM SMITH
25 ALL OF ME JOHN LEGEND
26 BLAME CALVIN HARRIS FT JOHN NEWMAN
27 FIREBALL PITBULL FT JOHN RYAN
28 YOU RUIN ME VERONICAS
29 DON'T TELL 'EM JEREMIH FT YG
30 CHANGING SIGMA FT PALOMA FAITH
31 HEARTBEAT LOUD ANDY C & FIORA
32 BLAME IT ON ME GEORGE EZRA
33 WICKED GAMES PARRA FOR CUVA FT ANNA NAKLAB
34 BUDAPEST GEORGE EZRA
35 TAKE ME TO CHURCH HOZIER
36 SUPERHEROES SCRIPT
37 DON'T ED SHEERAN
38 I LIVED ONEREPUBLIC
39 CHANDELIER SIA
40 ANIMALS MAROON 5

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