Ed Sheeran has debuted at Number 1 on the Official Trending Chart with his brand new single, Eyes Closed.
The emotional lead track from Ed's forthcoming new album - (Subtract), sees Ed reacting to a turbulent few years in his life, following the death of his best friend, Jamal Edwards, and several health issues experienced by his wife Cherry Seaborn last year.
Despite reports that Subtract, Sheeran's acoustic-led, most personal album yet, would be produced by The National's Aaron Dessner (who helped Taylor Swift create folklore and evermore), Eyes Closed comes courtesy of Swedish super-producers Max Martin (who has just started working with Madonna) and Shellback and Ed's frequent collaborator Fred again...
And it seems that UK audiences are really reacting to Eyes Closed - not only is it the UK's Official Number 1 Trending Song, it's also charging ahead towards a Number 1 debut proper on the Official Singles Chart.
LISTEN to the Official Trending Chart here:
Other new entries on the Trending Chart this week come from BTS member Jimin, fresh off setting a record for the K-pop superstars (Like Crazy), folk-pop singer-songwriter Paris Paloma (Labour), BRIT award-winning girlband FLO with their brand new, Missy Elliot featuring banger (Fly Girl), which could become Renée, Stella & Jorja's first ever UK Top 40 single.
We also have two big gainers this week - Nathan Daw, Bru-C, BSHP and Issey Cross' Oh Baby, which is having something of a resurgence up the chart (it has so far peaked at Number 35) and US country superstar Luke Combs' 5 Leaf Clover, as he comes one step closer to gaining his first ever UK Top 5 album with Gettin' Old.
Official Trending Chart Top 20 - March 21 2023
|1||EYES CLOSED||ED SHEERAN||ATLANTIC||NE||1||0|
|2||LIKE CRAZY||JIMIN||BIGHIT ENTERTAINMENT||NE||11||0|
|3||IF WE EVER BROKE UP||MAE STEPHENS||EMI||17||15||2||17|
|5||WHISTLE||JAX JONES/CALUM SCOTT||POLYDOR||25||21||4||25|
|6||REACT||SWITCH DISCO & ELLA HENDERSON||RELENTLESS||32||25||7||32|
|9||PRETTY BOYS||CAITY BASER||CHOSEN MUSIC/EMI||36||32||4||26|
|10||CAN'T TAME HER||ZARA LARSSON||BLACK BUTTER/EPIC/SOMMER HOUSE||38||34||4||38|
|12||FLY GIRL||FLO FT MISSY ELLIOTT||ISLAND||NE||38||0|
|13||⬆️||OH BABY||NATHAN DAWE/BRU-C/BSHP/CROSS||ATLANTIC||51||41||10||35|
|14||A&W||LANA DEL REY||POLYDOR||RE||42||0|
|15||LOVE AGAIN||KID LAROI||RCA||48||47||1||16|
|16||PARIS TEXAS||LANA DEL REY||POLYDOR||NE||49||0|
|17||THE LIGHT||JUICE WRLD||INTERSCOPE||NE||66||0|
|18||HOLD ME LIKE A GRUDGE||FALL OUT BOY||PARLOPHONE||NE||69||0|
|19||⬆️||5 LEAF CLOVER||LUKE COMBS||SONY MUSIC CG||92||73||19|
|20||FIGHTING MYSELF||LINKIN PARK||WARNER RECORDS||NE||74||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