Jason Derulo’s The Other Side is closing in on Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines in the race to this week's Official Number 1 single!
Ding! Ding! Seconds out… Round 1!
Reigning chart champ Robin Thicke has remained undefeated at the top of the Official Singles Chart for the last three weeks with Blurred Lines. But could that all be about to change?
The US R&B star, who teamed up with rapper TI and Daft Punk collaborator Pharrell Williams for his cheeky summer smash hit, is currently slugging it out with Miami singer/songwriter Jason Derulo in the battle to be this week’s Number 1 single.
According to the Official Charts Company‘s midweek weigh-in, Derulo’s The Other Side – which is the first cut from his hotly anticipated, as-yet-untitled, third album – is at Number 2, trailing Thicke’s track by a very close margin of just 7,000 copies. Up to midnight last night (Tuesday, June 18 ) Blurred Lines had added a further 60,000 sales, which now brings its impressive sales tally to 645,000 copies after three and a half weeks on sale.
Will the Robin Thicke make it a fourth week at Number 1 this weekend? Or will the kid from Miami steal his title by the final bell? Tune into the Official Chart with Jameela Jamil on BBC Radio 1 from 4pm on Sunday, or log on to www.officialcharts.com from 7pm to find out!
New entries and high climbers
Dizzee Rascal looks set to score this week’s second highest new entry, and his 16th Top 40 hit as a lead artist overall, with Goin’ Crazy FT Robbie Williams (4).
BRIT Awards 2013’s Critics’ Choice winner, Tom Odell, is set to make hisTop 40debut this weekend with Another Love (11), and electronic trio London Grammar are also set to make their Top 40 debut with Wasting My Years (19).
Remix Junkies cover of Icona Pop and Charli XCX’s fourthcoming single, I Love It, is at Number 20 on today’s Official Chart Update. The original version of the track is set for release in the UK on June 30. The Voice finalist Leah McFall is set to score her second Top 40 this weekend with her rendition of Killing Me Softly at Number 30.
And finally, Ke$ha’s Crazy Kid FT Will.I.Am leaps 38 places to enter midweek at Number 37.
The Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
|1||BLURRED LINES||ROBIN THICKE/TI/PHARRELL|
|2||THE OTHER SIDE||JASON DERULO|
|3||LA LA LA||NAUGHTY BOY FT SAM SMITH|
|4||GOIN' CRAZY||DIZZEE RASCAL/ROBBIE WILLIAMS|
|5||LET HER GO||PASSENGER|
|6||GET LUCKY||DAFT PUNK FT PHARRELL WILLIAMS|
|7||DEAR DARLIN'||OLLY MURS|
|8||WILD||JESSIE J/BIG SEAN/D RASCAL|
|9||EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED||TAYLOR SWIFT FT ED SHEERAN|
|10||I WILL SURVIVE||LEAH MCFALL|
|11||ANOTHER LOVE||TOM ODELL|
|12||CAN'T HOLD US||MACKLEMORE/RYAN LEWIS/DALTON|
|14||LIGHTS ON||WILEY/ANGEL/TINCHY STRYDER|
|16||WAITING ALL NIGHT||RUDIMENTAL FT ELLA EYRE|
|17||THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE||ARMIN VAN BUUREN FT T GUTHRIE|
|18||HEART ATTACK||DEMI LOVATO|
|19||WASTING MY YOUNG YEARS||LONDON GRAMMAR|
|20||I DON'T CARE I LOVE IT||REMIX JUNKIES|
|21||SO GOOD TO ME||CHRIS MALINCHAK|
|22||WE OWN IT (FAST & FURIOUS)||2 CHAINZ FT WIZ KHALIFA|
|23||PLAY HARD||DAVID GUETTA FT NE-YO & AKON|
|25||CARRY YOU||UNION J|
|26||BEAUTIFUL||MARIAH CAREY FT MIGUEL|
|28||I NEED YOUR LOVE||CALVIN HARRIS/ELLIE GOULDING|
|30||KILLING ME SOFTLY||LEAH MCFALL|
|32||JUST GIVE ME A REASON||PINK FT NATE RUESS|
|33||YOU & ME||DISCLOSURE FT ELIZA DOOLITTLE|
|34||I'M YOURS||JASON MRAZ|
|35||LOVE LIKE THIS||KODALINE|
|36||WHEN I WAS YOUR MAN||BRUNO MARS|
|37||CRAZY KIDS||KESHA FT WILL I AM|
|38||THRIFT SHOP||MACKLEMORE/RYAN LEWIS/WANZ|
|39||FEEL THE LOVE||RUDIMENTAL FT JOHN NEWMAN|
|40||GHETTO SUPASTAR (THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE)||PRAS MICHEL FT ODB & MYA|
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