Clean Bandit are heading for Number 1!

Clean Bandit are set to knock Pharrell Williams off the top of the Official Singles Chart this weekend with Rather Be FT Jess Glynne.

Clean Bandit are set to knock Pharrell Williams off the top of the Official Singles Chart this weekend with Rather Be FT Jess Glynne.

Fresh-faced London four piece, Clean Bandit, are heading for their first UK Number 1 with new track, Rather Be FT Jess Glynne, according to today’s Official Singles Chart Update.

Clean Bandit made their Official Chart debut early last year with the infectious Mozart’s House, peaking at Number 17, and now they are eyeing pole position this weekend with their latest offering, Rather Be.

Based on the latest Official Charts Company sales data, Rather Be has sold nearly 94,000 copies in the UK this week, should it maintain its lead through to Sunday’s final whistle, Rather Be will not only become Clean Bandit’s first ever Number 1, it is also on track to become the fastest selling single of 2014 so far. The current record holder, Pitbull and Ke$ha’s Timber had sold 82,000 at this same stage in its first week of release, and 138,000 copies total by the end of its first week.

The Vamps are on track to bag themselves another Top 5 single this weekend. Wild Heart, the pop rockers’ follow-up to their debut single, Can We Dance, is new in at Number 2 today.

Pharrell’s Happy is down two places to Number 3 today. Girl group Neon Jungle are new in at Number 4 with their second single, Braveheart, while  Pitbull and Ke$ha’s Timber is down three places from Number 5.

New Entries & High Climbers

There are two other new entries and two re-entries on today’s Official Singles Chart Update Top 40.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are on track to score their fourth Top 40 hit from debut album The Heist this weekend. The US duo have teamed up with rapper Schoolboy Q for their latest single, White Walls which climbs 21 places to Number 32 today.

Miley Cyrus’s Adore You is also climbing up the Official Singles Chart. The follow-up to her chart-topping hits We Can’t Stop and Wrecking Ball has shot up 11 places to make its Top 40 debut at 37 today.

Meanwhile, John Newman’s former Number 1 smash, Love Me Again, is up six places to 36, and The VampsCan We Dance climbs seven places to Number 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 RATHER BE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE
2 WILD HEART VAMPS
3 HAPPY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
4 BRAVEHEART NEON JUNGLE
5 TIMBER PITBULL FT KESHA
6 HEY BROTHER AVICII
7 TRUMPETS JASON DERULO
8 MILLION POUND GIRL (BADDER THAN BAD) FUSE ODG
9 HOW LONG WILL I LOVE YOU ELLIE GOULDING
10 CONTROL MATRIX & FUTUREBOUND/MARSHALL
11 DRUNK IN LOVE BEYONCE FT JAY-Z
12 RIPTIDE VANCE JOY
13 TURN BACK TIME SUB FOCUS
14 THE MONSTER EMINEM FT RIHANNA
15 THANK YOU BUSTA RHYMES/Q-TIP/KANYE WEST
16 DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN ELYAR FOX
17 LOVER NOT A FIGHTER TINIE TEMPAH FT LABRINTH
18 COUNTING STARS ONEREPUBLIC
19 LITTLE ME LITTLE MIX
20 LET IT GO IDINA MENZEL
21 ANIMALS MARTIN GARRIX
22 OF THE NIGHT BASTILLE
23 CAN'T REMEMBER TO FORGET YOU SHAKIRA FT RIHANNA
24 XO BEYONCE
25 SHOW ME KID INK FT CHRIS BROWN
26 ROAR KATY PERRY
27 SAIL AWOLNATION
28 STORY OF MY LIFE ONE DIRECTION
29 WAKE ME UP AVICII
30 ROYALS LORDE
31 ALIVE CHASE & STATUS FT JACOB BANKS
32 WHITE WALLS MACKLEMORE/LEWIS/SCHOOLBOY Q
33 I SEE FIRE ED SHEERAN
34 UNDER CONTROL CALVIN HARRIS/ALESSO/HURTS
35 MOVE LITTLE MIX
36 LOVE ME AGAIN JOHN NEWMAN
37 ADORE YOU MILEY CYRUS
38 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW LILY ALLEN
39 DO WHAT U WANT LADY GAGA & R KELLY
40 CAN WE DANCE VAMPS

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