Calvin Harris and Florence Welch set to strike Number 1 gold again?

Calvin Harris and Florence Welch look set score their second Number 1 in less than three months as Sweet Nothing surges ahead of reigning chart champs Swedish House Mafia.

The collaborative force of Calvin Harris and Florence Welch seems invincible right now as the pair look set to score their second Number 1 in less than three months. Sweet Nothing has surged ahead of reigning chart champs Swedish House Mafia on this week's Official Singles Chart Update.

Scottish DJ and producer Harris’ new single, Sweet Nothing, which features guest vocals from the Florence And The Machine singer, follows hot on the heels of his remix of Florence And The Machine’s Number 1 summer smash, Spectrum. Harris’ reworking of the track saw it shoot straight to Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart back in July and went on to become the biggest selling single of the summer. Not only that, it also gave Florence And The Machine their first ever Number 1 single.

Sweet Nothing is taken from Calvin Harris’ upcoming third album, 18 Months, which is due for release at the end of this month.

Swedish House Mafia slide one place to Number 2 with Don’t You Worry Child FT John Martin, while Psy’s Gangnam Style is holding firm at Number 3.

Lawson are new in at Number 4 with Standing In the Dark, which looks set to become the British band’s third Top 5 hit of their debut year. The Official Singles Chart Update Top 5 is completed by Rihanna’s Diamonds which is down one place to Number 5.

New entries and high climbers

In addition to Calvin HarrisSweet Nothing FT Florence Welch (Number 1) and Lawson’s Standing In The Dark (4) there are five other new entries in today’s Official Singles Chart Update Top 40.

Rebecca Ferguson’s Backtrack looks set to enter at Number 16. Speaking to OfficialCharts.com, Rebecca said: “I wrote Backtrack about someone who cheated on me. But, I tried to put my own little spin on it and made it really upbeat. I recorded it with an amazing writer called Jonny Lattimer. It’s a break-up song, but we put a positive spin on it so it’s really fun, happy and something everyone can sing along to.”

Watch the full interview below:

Justin Bieber’s Beauty And A Beat FT Nicki Minaj (Number 24) looks set to give the Canadian chart throb his 14th Top 40 hit in two years, while Tyler James, star of BBC 1’s The Voice, is new in at Number 26 with his latest track, Single Tear. The Pet Shop Boys are on course for their 45th Top 40 hit with Leaving (29) while Everything Everything look set to make their Top 40 debut on Sunday with Cough Cough (38).

This week’s highest climbers are Paloma Faith’s cover of INXS’s Never Tear Us Apart, as is featured in the John Lewis TV ad campaign, which climbs nine places from Number 27 to Number 18, and Taylor Swift’s We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together shoots up five places to Number 7 after her performance on the X Factor over the weekend.

The Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

01 SWEET NOTHING CALVIN HARRIS/FLORENCE WELCH
02 DON'T YOU WORRY CHILD SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA/MARTIN
03 GANGNAM STYLE PSY
04 STANDING IN THE DARK LAWSON
05 DIAMONDS RIHANNA
06 SKYFALL ADELE
07 WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER TAYLOR SWIFT
08 TURN AROUND CONOR MAYNARD FT NE-YO
09 I CRY FLO RIDA
10 ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN ELLIE GOULDING
11 SHE WOLF (FALLING TO PIECES) DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
12 TROUBLE LEONA LEWIS/CHILDISH GAMBINO
13 HALL OF FAME THE SCRIPT FT WILL I AM
14 LIVE WHILE WE'RE YOUNG ONE DIRECTION
15 ONE MORE NIGHT MAROON 5
16 BACKTRACK REBECCA FERGUSON
17 LET ME LOVE YOU (UNTIL YOU LEARN TO LOVE NE-YO
18 NEVER TEAR US APART PALOMA FAITH
19 MILLION VOICES OTTO KNOWS
20 I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE TAYLOR SWIFT
21 I WILL WAIT MUMFORD & SONS
22 LATCH DISCLOSURE FT SAM SMITH
23 WINGS LITTLE MIX
24 BEAUTY AND A BEAT JUSTIN BIEBER FT NICKI MINAJ
25 GOOD TIME OWL CITY/CARLY RAE JEPSEN
26 SINGLE TEAR TYLER JAMES
27 YOU BRING ME JOY AMELIA LILY
28 VA VA VOOM NICKI MINAJ
29 LEAVING PET SHOP BOYS
30 SOME NIGHTS FUN.
31 ANNIE'S SONG JOHN DENVER
32 READ ALL ABOUT IT PT 3 EMELI SANDE
33 CLIQUE KANYE WEST/JAY Z/BIG SEAN
34 SPECTRUM FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
35 BOM BOM SAM & THE WOMP
36 I WON'T GIVE UP JASON MRAZ
37 NO MORE DRAMA MARY J BLIGE
38 COUGH COUGH EVERYTHING EVERYTHING
39 BLOW ME (ONE LAST KISS) P!NK
40 LITTLE TALKS OF MONSTERS & MEN

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