Cilla Black's Anyone Who Had A Heart set to enter this week's Official Singles Chart Top 40

The singer's former Number 1 single and greatest hits album continue to scale the chart as fans pay tribute to the showbiz legend.

Cilla Black's music is set to enter the Top 40 this week as her hit single Anyone Who Had A Heart continues its leap up the Official Charts. 

Following the star's death on Sunday (August 2), her former Number 1 single has been scaling the chart all week as fans download and stream her songs in tribute. 

OfficialCharts.com can reveal that Anyone Who Had A Heart has jumped a further 20 places in today's sales flash (August 5) to enter the Top 40 at Number 39. If the momentum continues, the track will be Cilla's first Top 40 entry in 41 years; since 1974's Number 36-peaking Baby We Can't Go Wrong. 

Martin Talbot, chief executive of the Official Charts Company comments today, "The British public has a track record of demonstrating its love for its favourite artists by returning to their music – and Cilla Black is no exception.

"Cilla has been a true legend of the British entertainment scene over the past fifty years and it is fantastic to see her heading back into the Official Charts again."

MORE: View Cilla Black's full, track by track Official Chart history

The 2014 ITV drama Cilla, based on the singer's life starring Sheridan Smith previously saw Anyone Who Had a Heart return to the charts, reaching Number 47.

Meanwhile, her Very Best Of retrospective has jumped another nine spots overnight to Number 16 and could become her highest charting album since 1968's Sher-oo.

The final Official Chart Top 100s will be revealed this Friday at their new time of 6pm, with the Top 40 being counted down on BBC Radio 1 from 4pm.

Watch Cilla perform Anyone Who Had A Heart below: 

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