Gayle surging towards her first UK Number 1 single with abcdefu on Official Singles Chart

Thanks to a post-Christmas lull, many tracks are lifting up the Official Singles Chart to new peaks - and Gayle's viral hit abcdefu is leading the pack.

17 year-old rising US pop star Gayle is heading towards her first UK Number 1 single, as break-up anthem abcdefu surges up the Official Singles Chart.

As Christmas songs vacate the chart this week, abcdefu which rose to popularity on TikTok looks set to gain heavily, it first entered the chart seven weeks ago before peaking at Number 2 in December. The Texas-born singer is currently up 13 places to Number 1 on tonight’s Official Chart First Look. Find out
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Meanwhile, a lot of tracks this week experience massive jumps in position in the post-Christmas lull. DJ Acraze eyes his first UK Top 10 entry with Do It To It featuring girlband Cherish, which is currently up 41 places to Number 2, it previously peaked at Number 13. Also coming up close behind, ArrDee and Sam Fender could reach new peaks with Flowers (Say My Name) and Seventeen Going Under currently tracking for the Number 3 and Number 4 positions respectively.

Last week’s chart-topper Ed Sheeran could vault back in to the Top 10 with three tracks this Friday; former Number 1s Shivers and Bad Habits are at Numbers 5 and 7, while new track Peru with Fireboy DML is on the rise, up 18 to a new peak of Number 10.

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Outside the Top 10, Joel Corry and Mabel could reach a new peak with I Wish eyeing a jump to Number 11. The track previously peaked at Number 19.

A viral track from Disney’s latest film Encanto, We Don’t Talk About Bruno, could be this week’s biggest climber, tracking to ascend 54 places to Number 12. The track is performed by the film’s cast including Caroline Gaitan, Mauro Catillo, reggaeton artist Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrerro and Stephanie Beatriz. 

Another track from the film - Surface Pressure, performed by actress Jessica Darrow - is also set to rise 47 places to Number 18.

Imagine Dragons and JID also look set to reach a new peak with their single Enemy, taken from League of Legends. It could rise 36 spots to Number 17. And finally, Justin Bieber’s Ghost could rise 42 spots to a new peak of Number 19, it previously peaked at Number 29.

The Official Singles Chart Top 100 is revealed on OfficialCharts.com every Friday at 5.45pm. Follow the Top 40 countdown live on BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart show with Scott Mills.

Official Chart: First Look Top 20 - December 12, 2021

LW POS TITLE ARTIST
14 1 ABCDEFU GAYLE
43 2 DO IT TO IT ACRAZE FT CHERISH
33 3 FLOWERS (SAY MY NAME) ARRDEE
30 4 SEVENTEEN GOING UNDER SAM FENDER
42 5 SHIVERS ED SHEERAN
45 6 COLD HEART ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA
*** 7 BAD HABITS ED SHEERAN
38 8 EASY ON ME ADELE
36 9 OVERSEAS D-BLOCK EUROPE FT CENTRAL CEE
28 10 PERU FIREBOY DML & ED SHEERAN
47 11 I WISH JOEL CORRY FT MABEL
66 12 WE DON'T TALK ABOUT BRUNO GAITAN/CASTILLO/ADASSA/FELIZ
46 13 MAKE YOU SMILE D-BLOCK EUROPE FT AJ TRACEY
72 14 HEAT WAVES GLASS ANIMALS
62 15 I DRINK WINE ADELE
69 16 STAY KID LAROI & JUSTIN BIEBER
53 17 ENEMY IMAGINE DRAGONS/JID/LEAGUE OF
85 18 SURFACE PRESSURE JESSICA DARROW
64 19 GHOST JUSTIN BIEBER
NEW 20 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD EWAN MCVICAR

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