Ellie Goulding scores fastest-selling single of the year with Love Me Like You Do
Congratulations to Ellie Goulding who has scored the fastest-selling single of the year so far with Love Me Like You Do, racking up a combined chart sales total of more than 172,000.
The track, which is lifted from the soundtrack to the upcoming Fifty Shades Of Grey film, went head-to-head with seven-week Official Singles Chart topper Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk FT Bruno Mars (Number 2 today) this week, outselling the song by over 87,000 copies at the final whistle.
Love Me Like You Do marks Goulding’s 15th UK Top 40 single and second Number 1, following 2013’s Burn.
While Love Me Like You Do has been streamed over 1.46m times this week, Uptown Funk remains the most listened to track of the week, racking up 2.10m streams. Six other tracks have passed the million mark this week; Hozier’s Take Me To Church (1.71m), Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud (1.34m), Sia’s Elastic Heart (1.18m), Philip George’s Wish You Were Mine (1.10m), Meghan Trainor’s Lips Are Movin (1.05m) and Alesso’s Heroes (We Could Be) FT Tove Lo (1m).
Down one place to 3 today is Hozier’s Take Me To Church, followed by Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney’s surprise new single FourFive Seconds at 4.
Finally, Meghan Trainor’s Lips Are Movin slides one place to 5.
New entries and high climbers
Aside from Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do (Number 1), there are two new entries in today’s Official Singles Chart Top 40.
DJ/producer Mike Mago and Canadian synthpop group Dragonette are at 8 this week with Outlines, followed by Irish rockers Kodaline who land at 39 with Honest.
This week’s highest climbers are The Weeknd’s Fifty Shades Of Grey track Earned It, and John Legend’s All Of Me, both of which climb 15 places to Numbers 18 and 24, respectively.
|1||LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO||ELLIE GOULDING|
|2||UPTOWN FUNK||MARK RONSON FT BRUNO MARS|
|3||TAKE ME TO CHURCH||HOZIER|
|4||FOURFIVE SECONDS||RIHANNA/KANYE WEST/MCCARTNEY|
|5||LIPS ARE MOVIN||MEGHAN TRAINOR|
|7||THINKING OUT LOUD||ED SHEERAN|
|8||OUTLINES||MIKE MAGO & DRAGONETTE|
|9||WISH YOU WERE MINE||PHILIP GEORGE|
|10||L.A.LOVE (LA LA)||FERGIE|
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