Beyonce's RENAISSANCE dominance continues as CUFF IT tops Official Trending Chart

Both RENAISSANCE and lead single BREAK MY SOUL are challenging for Number 1 in the UK this week.

Proving once and for all that you just can't keep a good big pop girl down, Beyoncé's potential dominance of the Official Charts this week continues as we can announce that RENAISSANCE album track CUFF IT is officially the UK's Number 1 Trending Song. 

The fourth track on RENAISSANCE, CUFF IT comes with an irresistible 70s groove (which makes sense, since it directly samples Good Times by Chic) as Beyoncé says that she's in the mood to "f*ck something up."

According to yesterday's Official Charts First Look, CUFF IT is one of three RENAISSANCE tracks looking to impact the Official Singles Chart this Friday - with buoyant lead single BREAK MY SOUL currently entering the race for Number 1 against LF SYSTEM.  

Beyoncé's seventh album as a solo artist (and her first proper solo project since 2016's Lemonade), RENAISSANCE is a decadent and debauched disco and handbag house record, that comes with a raft of collaborators; from Grace Jones to Tems, to Drake and BloodPop. RENAISSANCE is, of course, currently on track to debut at Number 1 in the UK - find out more about that here.

Listen to the Official Trending Chart on Spotify below, Deezer, or Apple Music.

Other new entries on the Official Trending Chart this week include Propellor, which sees British-Ghanian producer Jae5 team up with Dave and Bnxn, to Fred Again's new collaboration with Swedish House Mafia (Turn The Lights On Again) and viral singer-songwriter Lauren Spencer-Smith's new single Narcissist

Meanwhile, a number of tracks could see some impressive gains on the Official Singles Chart come Friday. These include James Hype's Ferrari and Luude's Big City Life both reaching new peaks inside the Top 40, while Lady Gaga's recent two-date takeover of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the Chromatica Ball sees more recent single (and concert closer) Hold My Hand rise a potential 10 spots.

The biggest gainer this week, however, could be Eliza Rose's B.O.T.A (Baddest Of Them All), which features Interplanetary Criminal. Eliza Rose is a London-based DJ influenced by the likes of Billie Holiday, which Interplanetary Criminal is the moniker of garage producer Zach Bruce, who hails from Manchester.

Official Trending Chart Top 20 - August 2 2022

POS CLIMB TITLE ARTIST LABEL LW CURRENT DIFF PREV PEAK
1   CUFF IT BEYONCE COLUMBIA/PARKWOOD ENT NE 11 0  
2   I AIN'T WORRIED ONEREPUBLIC INTERSCOPE 12 12 0 12
3   I'M THAT GIRL BEYONCE COLUMBIA/PARKWOOD ENT NE 14 0  
4   NO EXCUSES BRU-C 207 20 19 1 17
5 ⬆️ FERRARI JAMES HYPE/MIGGY DELA ROSA ISLAND/THE CROSS RECORDS 36 25 11 36
6 ⬆️ BIG CITY LIFE LUUDE & MATTAFIX WARNER RECORDS 37 27 10 37
7   BIG ENERGY LATTO/MARIAH CAREY/DJ KHALED STREAMCUT 35 31 4 21
8 ⬆️ HOLD MY HAND LADY GAGA INTERSCOPE 45 35 10 24
9   DON'T FORGET MY LOVE DIPLO & MIGUEL PARLOPHONE 40 39 1 30
10   REMIND ME TOM GRENNAN INSANITY 42 40 2 27
11   PROPELLER JAE5 FT DAVE & BNXN BLACK BUTTER NE 43 0  
12   SUNROOF NICKY YOURE & DAZY RCA 48 46 2  
13   TURN ON THE LIGHTS AGAIN FRED AGAIN/SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA ATLANTIC NE 48 0  
14   RAINFALL TOM SANTA POLYDOR 52 49 3  
15 ⬆️⬆️ B.O.T.A. (BADDEST OF THEM ALL) ELIZA ROSE/INTERPLANETARY ROSEBUD 93 54 39  
16   NARCISSIST LAUREN SPENCER-SMITH ISLAND NE 58 0  
17   GETTING STARTED SAM FENDER POLYDOR 68 68 0  
18   BAD MEMORIES MEDUZA/JAMES CARTER/DUHE ISLAND/THE CROSS RECORDS 82 81 1  
19   JUNGLE FRED AGAIN ATLANTIC 88 83 5  
20   WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS BAD BOY CHILLER CREW RELENTLESS NE 88 0  

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⬆️ - Indicates a climb of 10 places
LW - Last week's Official Singles Chart position
CURRENT - Current position on today's Official Singles Chart sales flash
DIFF - Number of places climbed since the previous week on the Official Singles Chart

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