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 Harris’ Sweet 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.”
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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|
|04||STANDING IN THE DARK||LAWSON|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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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