Billie Eilish set for first UK Number 1 single with Bond theme No Time To Die

Is the US singer about to become only the second artist in history to take a Bond theme all the way to the top of the Official Chart?

Billie Eilish looks set to not only score her first UK Number 1 single on Friday, but also become only the second act in history to reach Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with a Bond theme, as No Time To Die heads for the top of this week’s chart.

18 year-old US singer Billie is the youngest artist to record a Bond theme and is due to perform the new track at Tuesday night’s BRIT Awards ceremony in London. Listen below.

Billie broke Official Chart records in April 2019 when she became the youngest artist to score a Number 1 album with debut release When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? A Number 1 single in the UK however has so far escaped her, but that all looks set to change this week as dramatic ballad No Time To Die powers into the lead on both sales and streams.

The first and only artist to reach Number 1 with a Bond theme was Sam Smith with Writing’s On The Wall in 2015. See where every James Bond theme charted.

Reigning chart topper The Weeknd slips to Number 2 midweek, while the second highest new entry of the week so far comes courtesy of Sam Smith as To Die For starts out at Number 20 after 48 hours.

Justin Bieber’s Yummy (10) gains three places since Friday, while Billie Eilish’s current highest charting single to date, Bad Guy, rebounds 5 places to Number 14 – the song previously peaked at Number 2 in April 2019. Add to this Everything I Wanted, a non-mover at 9, and Billie is on track to scoop a trio of entries in Friday’s Top 20.

Official Chart First Look Top 20

LW TW TITLE ARTIST
NEW 1 NO TIME TO DIE BILLIE EILISH
1 2 BLINDING LIGHTS WEEKND
2 3 THE BOX RODDY RICCH
4 4 DON'T START NOW DUA LIPA
3 5 BEFORE YOU GO LEWIS CAPALDI
7 6 SOMEONE YOU LOVED LEWIS CAPALDI
8 7 ROSES SAINT JHN
5 8 GODZILLA EMINEM FT JUICE WRLD
9 9 EVERYTHING I WANTED BILLIE EILISH
13 10 YUMMY JUSTIN BIEBER
10 11 ADORE YOU HARRY STYLES
14 12 INTENTIONS JUSTIN BIEBER FT QUAVO
11 13 PHYSICAL DUA LIPA
19 14 BAD GUY BILLIE EILISH
15 15 DANCE MONKEY TONES & I
12 16 YOU SHOULD BE SAD HALSEY
6 17 LIFE IS GOOD FUTURE FT DRAKE
16 18 LONELY JOEL CORRY
17 19 MY OH MY CAMILA CABELLO FT DABABY
NEW 20 TO DIE FOR SAM SMITH

(c) Official Charts Company 2020