Ellie Goulding's River is Number 1 on the UK's Official Trending Chart

Ellie Goulding's latest song is shaping up to be her biggest hit in four years.

Ellie Goulding's latest song River is Number 1 on this week's Official Trending Chart as the track is shaping up to be her biggest hit in years. 

The cover of the Joni Mitchell classic was recorded for Amazon music as part of their Amazon Originals series. The Christmas folk track didn't chart when it was released in 1971, but Ellie's version is on course to climb into the Top 5 on this week's Official Singles Chart, currently at Number 2 in the latest sales flash.   

If it holds on to its current position, Ellie would earn her first Top 10 single in four years, since 2015's On My Mind peaked at Number 5. View Ellie Goulding's Official Chart history in full.

It's a similar story for John Legend, who has covered John Lennon's Happy Christmas (War Is Over) for Amazon. Heavy rotation in the festive season means it could earn John his first Top 40 single since 2016's Love Me Now.

More Christmas songs feature in this week's trending Top 20: Katy Perry's Cozy Little Christmas is climbing following the release of its music video; Taylor Swift's brand-new festive song Christmas Tree Farm; Jonas Brothers' Like It's Christmas; Christmas Valentine by Ingrid Michaelson & Jason Mraz; Little Mix's One I've Been Missing; Liam Payne's All I Want (For Christmas); and Mabel's Loneliest Time Of Year.

Elsewhere, Harry Styles has two entries in the Official Trending Chart - new track Adore You plus recent release Watermelon Sugar - ahead of the release of his new album Fine Line this Friday (Dec. 13), and Camila Cabello's My Oh My ft. DaBaby is proving to be the most popular track from her newly-released album Romance

Official Trending Chart Top 20

POS CLIMB TITLE ARTIST LW CURRENT DIFF PREV PEAK
1 ⬆️ RIVER ELLIE GOULDING 14 2 12 14
2   ADORE YOU HARRY STYLES NE 12 0  
3   HAPPY CHRISTMAS (WAR IS OVER) JOHN LEGEND NE 18 0  
4 ⬆️⬆️ COZY LITTLE CHRISTMAS KATY PERRY 78 38 40 23
5   CHRISTMAS TREE FARM TAYLOR SWIFT NE 49 0  
6   WATERMELON SUGAR HARRY STYLES 55 53 2 28
7   CAN'T FIGHT THIS FEELING BASTILLE 65 62 3 39
8   MILLION BUCKS JAY1 NE 71 0  
9   MY OH MY CAMILA CABELLO FT DABABY NE 75 0  
10   LIKE IT'S CHRISTMAS JONAS BROTHERS NE 82 0  
11   CHRISTMAS VALENTINE INGRID MICHAELSON & JASON MRAZ NE 88 0  
12   SUGA'S INTERLUDE HALSEY FT SUGA NE 90 0  
13   BAD VIBES FOREVER XXXTENTACION NE 97 0  
14   NO IDEA DON TOLIVER NE 98 0  
15   DECEMBER BUGZY MALONE NE 101 0  
16   PUT A LITTLE LOVE ON ME NIALL HORAN NE 105 0  
17   ONE I'VE BEEN MISSING LITTLE MIX NE 109 0  
18   ALL I WANT (FOR CHRISTMAS) LIAM PAYNE NE 115 0  
19   LONELIEST TIME OF YEAR MABEL NE 123 0  
20   ALL IS FOUND EVAN RACHEL WOOD NE 127 0  

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