Cheryl on track for fifth UK Number 1 with I Don’t Care

Cheryl SHOULD care as she is set to score her fifth Official Singles Chart Number 1 this weekend with new track I Don’t Care.

The song is the second to be lifted from Cheryl’s upcoming fourth solo studio album Only Human, following Number 1 Crazy Stupid Love FT Tinie Tempah.

I Don’t Care has sold over 49,000 copies in the UK so far this week, and if its sales momentum continues into the weekend, will not only mark Cheryl’s tenth Number 1 in total (including four chart toppers with Girls Aloud and her appearance on the 2010 charity cover of R.E.M.’s Everybody Hurts for Helping Haiti), but will also make her the British female with the most Number 1 singles in history (5), overtaking current record sharers Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora.

Sliding one place to Number 2 at this midweek stage is Ed Sheeran with current Number 1 Thinking Out Loud. When it topped the chart on Sunday, Thinking Out Loud became the single with the longest ascent from entering the Top 40 to Number 1 in Official Chart history.

Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass drops one place to 3, and following his The X Factor performance this weekend, John Legend’s All Of Me rockets 22 places to the Number 4 spot today.

Rounding out the Top 5 today is Taylor Swift with Shake It Off (5).

New entries

Other than Cheryl’s I Don’t Care (Number 1), there are five new entries in today’s Official Singles Chart Top 40.

Calvin Harris is new at 14 with Outside FT Ellie Goulding, the latest track to be lifted from the DJ/producer’s new album Motion, which currently sits at the Official Albums Chart Number 1 spot.

Irish trio The Script are on track for their 12th Top 40 with new single No Good In Goodbye (18), as Nicki Minaj is set for her 22nd Top 40 with Only FT Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown (26).

Estonia-born producer Henry Krinkle is set to make his Official Singles Chart debut this weekend with Stay (27) while British soul singer Joss Stone is set to return to the chart after more than seven years with Official Poppy Appeal single No Man’s Land (Green Fields Of France) FT Jeff Beck (40).

The Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows. The Official Singles Chart Top 100 will be posted in full, here, on Sunday at 7pm.

1 I DON'T CARE CHERYL
2 THINKING OUT LOUD ED SHEERAN
3 ALL ABOUT THAT BASS MEGHAN TRAINOR
4 ALL OF ME JOHN LEGEND
5 SHAKE IT OFF TAYLOR SWIFT
6 DON'T TELL 'EM JEREMIH FT YG
7 STEAL MY GIRL ONE DIRECTION
8 BANG BANG JESSIE J/GRANDE/MINAJ
9 WICKED GAMES PARRA FOR CUVA FT ANNA NAKLAB
10 I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE SAM SMITH
11 BLAME CALVIN HARRIS FT JOHN NEWMAN
12 BUMP & GRIND 2014 WAZE & ODYSSEY VS R KELLY
13 TINA FUSE ODG FT ANGEL
14 OUTSIDE CALVIN HARRIS/ELLIE GOULDING
15 CHANGING SIGMA FT PALOMA FAITH
16 OPEN WIDE CALVIN HARRIS FT BIG SEAN
17 BLAME IT ON ME GEORGE EZRA
18 NO GOOD IN GOODBYE SCRIPT
19 CHANDELIER SIA
20 BUDAPEST GEORGE EZRA
21 PRAYER IN C LILLY WOOD & ROBIN SCHULZ
22 DON'T ED SHEERAN
23 SUPERHEROES SCRIPT
24 STAY WITH ME SAM SMITH
25 ANACONDA NICKI MINAJ
26 ONLY NICKI MINAJ/DRAKE/LIL WAYNE
27 STAY HENRY KRINKLE
28 GHOST ELLA HENDERSON
29 UGLY HEART GRL
30 BREAK FREE ARIANA GRANDE FT ZEDD
31 SING ED SHEERAN
32 I LIVED ONEREPUBLIC
33 RUDE MAGIC
34 ANIMALS MAROON 5
35 OH CECILIA (BREAKING MY HEART) VAMPS
36 TAKE ME TO CHURCH HOZIER
37 BLACK WIDOW IGGY AZALEA FT RITA ORA
38 LET IT GO IDINA MENZEL
39 HAPPY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
40 NO MAN'S LAND (GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE) JOSS STONE FT JEFF BECK

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