Future Official Chart contenders: Zayn, DNCE, MNEK, Adele and more

Listen to some of the hottest tracks we're tipping for chart success in the coming weeks.

Time flies when you're having fun, right? As we hurtle toward the second half of 2016, there are some pretty big songs hoping to make their mark on the Top 40 and achieve summer anthem status.

Listen below to a selection of tracks we're tipping for the Official Singles Chart over the next few weeks...

Zayn – Like I Would

It's safe to say Zayn's had a pretty good start to his solo career, with both debut solo single Pillowtalk and album Mind Of Mine going straight in at Number 1. While a few tracks have received the video treatment, the official second single is Like I Would, an infectious, moody dancefloor-filler. The vid for the track actually caused a bit of controversy when outspoken rapper Azealia Banks accused Zayn of being influenced by her own video Chasing Time, and had a bit of a Twitter rant (to put it mildly).

DNCE – Toothbrush

Could it be that DNCE, led by swoonsome Joe Jonas, have something of an oral obsession? Their breakthrough debut smash saw them eating Cake By The Ocean while the follow-up has them putting something entirely different in their mouths. The steamy video for Toothbrush features model Ashley Graham, and the track continues in a similar pop-funk vein as its predecessor, with a few high notes for Joe to hit every now and again.

Dentists do recommend, of course, that you wait at least half an hour after eating cake before brushing your teeth to avoid acid erosion. Just saying.

MNEK – At Night (I Think About You)

MNEK had a pretty good 2015, scoring his first Top 10 as a lead artist with Zara Larsson on Never Forget You, and was recently involved in Beyoncé's Lemonade album. And now MNEK is B-A-C-K. At Night (I Think About You) is another emotional track that builds into a banger, helped along with MNEK's trademark belter of a voice.

Look out for it climbing the chart in July.

Charlie Puth feat. Selena Gomez – We Don't Talk Anymore

Charlie loves a good old duet, doesn't he? On his latest release, he switches out Meghan Trainor for Selena Gomez on this laidback tropical jam. We Don't Talk Anymore feels like holidays and staring through your sunglasses at somebody hot sitting at the opposite side of the pool, and Selena and Charlie positively smoulder throughout.

Expect We Don't Talk Anymore to be doing its thing around early July.

Craig David – One More Time

If there's one comeback we never expected, but are totally loving, it's Craig David's epic resurgence in 2016. After scoring his first Top 10 in over eight years with When The Bassline Drops, he's in with a good chance at another with One More Time, his first totally solo effort in six years. 

MORE: View all Craig David's UK hit singles and albums

Alicia Keys – In Common

Yes, she's back – and she's gone kind of tropical. This slinky track is produced by Illangelo, who worked on The Weeknd's breakthrough mixtapes, so it's a pretty stripped back, restrained affair. Alicia's been performing In Common on big US shows like SNL and The Voice, so hopefully she'll be hitting our shores soon.

MORE: Alicia Keys' Official Charts history

OneRepublic – Wherever I Go

It's been a while, but Ryan Tedder and OneRepublic return with the lead track from their forthcoming fourth album. While we're used to immediately soaring choruses and singalong verses, Wherever I Go takes time to build, but don't worry – we're in full chanting mode by the end of the track.

The band performed on Britain's Got Talent this week, so Wherever I Go will no doubt be bothering the chart sooner rather than later.

MORE: See all OneRepublic's UK chart hits in the archive

Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover)

Poor Adele. Will she ever break through and enjoy the chart success she so richly deserves? Oh, hang on, we're thinking of someone else. The third single from Adele's record-breaking, international chart-smashing absolute monster of an album 25 is, dare we say, an ever so slight change in direction.

No weepy ballad here; instead Adele's teamed up with Swedish super-producer Max Martin for a "better off without you" pop anthem. Apparently based on a song Adele first wrote when she was 13, Send My Love (To Your New Lover)'s video premiered at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night.

MORE: See all Adele's UK hit singles and albums

Tom Odell – Magnetised

Some popstars suffer from "difficult second album" syndrome, but it doesn't sound like Tom Odell's going to have any such issues. Magnetised sees the 2013 BRITs Critics' Choice winner treat us to a rousing chorus and sets the scene for exciting things to come. His album may be called Wrong Crowd, but it sounds like he's on the right track.

MORE: Look back at Tom Odell's chart history so far

Ariana Grande - Into You

She went sultry 'n' sophisticated for the lead single (and title track) of her latest album Dangerous Woman, but Ariana Grande is firmly back in banger territory with follow up Into You. And by banger, we mean balls to the wall B-A-N-G-E-R. Once again Max Martin is at the helm (what pop hit isn't he a part of these days?), and with the very above-average music video out this week, expect this to appear in the Top 40 very soon. 

Christine and the Queens – Tilted

Well worth the cost of a Eurostar ticket, French act Christine and the Queens is primed for UK chart stardom with this understated, super-catchy electronic dance track. Christine and the Queens isn't a band, however – much like Marina and the Diamonds, who she toured with in the US, it's just one woman, Héloïse Letissier. We reckon Christine and the Queens is in with a very good chance of becoming UK chart royalty, especially after her show-stopping live performance on Later with Jools Holland.

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