Ellie Goulding in the race for Number 1 with her Joni Mitchell Christmas cover River

There are big new entries this week from John Legend and Harry Styles.

The Official Chart: First Look, which is broadcast on BBC Radio 1 between 6pm – 7pm, offers a first glance of the Top 20 ahead of Friday’s Official Singles Chart Top 100. 

Here's how the week is shaping up so far.

Ellie Goulding is battling for her third UK Number 1 single this week with River. The cover of Joni Mitchell’s sombre Christmas classic is currently at Number 2, less than 2000 chart sales behind Tones and I’s Dance Monkey (1). River’s official music video was recently premiered on YouTube, while it's available exclusively on Amazon Music to audio stream.

MORE: All of Ellie Goulding's hit songs and albums on the Official Chart

Mariah Carey is poised for a Top 5 return with All I Want For Christmas Is You at 5, with Wham!’s Last Christmas and Fairytale of New York by The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl on track for the Top 10 at 7 and 9 respectively.

John Legend is in contention for his first UK Top 10 single in over four years with his take on John Lennon’s Happy Christmas (War is Over) at Number 10. Featuring vocals from his wife Chrissy Teigen and daughter Luna, the song is exclusive to Amazon Music.

Harry Styles starts out at Number 15 with his new single Adore You.

Find out this week's final chart positions on The Official Chart with Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1 on Friday (December 13) at 4pm.

This week's Official Chart: First Look Top 20

LW CURRENT TITLE ARTIST
1 1 DANCE MONKEY TONES & I
14 2 RIVER ELLIE GOULDING
4 3 DON'T START NOW DUA LIPA
3 4 OWN IT STORMZY FT. ED SHEERAN & BURNA BOY
8 5 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU MARIAH CAREY
2 6 BEFORE YOU GO LEWIS CAPALDI
13 7 LAST CHRISTMAS WHAM!
7 8 MEMORIES MAROON 5
22 9 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK THE POGUES FT. KIRSTY MACCOLL
NEW 10 HAPPY CHRISTMAS (WAR IS OVER) JOHN LEGEND
23 11 DO THEY KNOW ITS CHRISTMAS BAND AID
5 12 ROXANNE ARIZONA ZERVAS
26 13 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE SHAKIN' STEVENS
6 14 EVERYTHING I WANTED BILLIE EILISH
NEW 15 ADORE YOU HARRY STYLES
11 16 BRUISES LEWIS CAPALDI
9 17 SOUTH OF THE BORDER ED SHEERAN FT. CAMILA CABELLO & CARDI B
39 18 STEP INTO CHRISTMAS ELTON JOHN
47 19 MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY SLADE
33 20 SANTA TELL ME ARIANA GRANDE

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