Coldplay's Higher Power rockets to Number 1 on the Official Trending Chart

The song is the UK's biggest trending hit following a premiere that was literally out of this world.

Coldplay's new single Higher Power launches straight to the top of the latest Official Trending Chart.

The single had its release last Friday following a link-up with the International Space Station, and premiered after the band chatted live to French European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet. They 'beamed' a specially recorded performance of the track (featuring dancing alien holograms) up to the ISS for Thomas to premiere.

Higher Power is the band's first new music since 2019, and is on course to become their first Top 10 single for four years - and 19th overall - as it sits at Number 8 midweek.

Coldplay have eight UK Number 1 albums and 24 Top 40 singles to date, including two Number 1s. Check out their full Official Chart history here.

Other new and first-time entries making an impact in the UK this week include potential Top 40 debuts from J Cole, Trippie Redd & Playboi Carti, and Pink. Further down we see future hits from US indie rock band Surf Curse's Freaks - originally released in 2013 but enjoying a recent boost thanks to TikTok - Black Magic by rising producer Jonasu, and Brentford's finest Kurupt FM who have teamed up with Craig David for Summertime.

Finally, Noisu's Summer 91 (Looking Back) and Fred Again & The Blessed Madonna's Marea (We've Lost Dancing) could both finally climb into the Official Top 40 this Friday.

Listen to the Official Trending Chart on Spotify below. Also listen on Deezer | Apple Music

Official Trending Chart Top 20 - 11 May 2021

POS CLIMB TITLE ARTIST LW CURRENT DIFF PREV PEAK
1   HIGHER POWER COLDPLAY NE 8 0  
2 ⬆️⬆️ ANYWHERE AWAY FROM HERE RAG'N'BONE MAN & PINK 31 12 19 31
3 ⬆️ RASPUTIN MAJESTIC & BONEY M 18 17 1 18
4   I N T E R L U D E J COLE NE 19 0  
5   MISS THE RAGE TRIPPIE REDD/PLAYBOI CARTI NE 34 0  
6   ALL I KNOW SO FAR PINK NE 35 0  
7 ⬆️⬆️ DON'T YOU WORRY ABOUT ME BAD BOY CHILLER CREW 37 36 1 37
8 ⬆️⬆️ STARSTRUCK YEARS & YEARS 39 37 2 38
9   SUMMER 91 (LOOKING BACK) NOIZU 41 38 3  
10   MAREA (WE'VE LOST DANCING) FRED AGAIN & BLESSED MADONNA 44 39 5  
11   NEVER LEFT LIL TECCA NE 47 0  
12   SUNSHINE (THE LIGHT) FAT JOE/DJ KHALED/AMORPHOUS 57 57 0  
13   HEAT PAUL WOOLFORD & AMBER MARK 66 60 6  
14 ⬆️ HOW DOES IT FEEL LONDON GRAMMAR 75 65 10  
15   FREAKS SURF CURSE NE 66 0  
16 ⬆️ DICK STARBOI3 FT DOJA CAT 91 78 13  
17   LIFE GOES ON PS1 FT ALEX HOSKING RE 85 0  
18   BLACK MAGIC JONASU NE 100 0  
19   TALKING TO MYSELF RAG'N'BONE MAN NE 103 0  
20   SUMMERTIME KURUPT FM/CRAIG DAVID NE 105 0  

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⬆️ - Indicates a climb of 10 places
LW - Last week's Official Singles Chart position
CURRENT - Current position on today's Official Singles Chart sales flash
DIFF - Number of places climbed since the previous week on the Official Singles Chart