Glastonbury 2013: the Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Singles revealed
All the pre-Glastonbury excitement has been about Arctic Monkeys, Rolling Stones and Mumford & Sons – but Bastille, Rudimental and Disclosure are the acts who top the Official 2013 Glastonbury Singles Chart.
This weekend, 170,000+ tent-carrying music fans are set to descend on Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset for the 2013 Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts - or simply Glastonbury, as it has come to be known.
Boasting 2,000 performances across 50 stages or venues, this year’s Glastonbury sold out in a record one hour and 40 minutes! And if that’s anything to go by, we dare say that a fair number of you are probably either en route to Glastonbury, or are already there, queuing up, ready to pitch your tents.
Well, here’s a little gift from Official Charts HQ to get you all set for the weekend; We've been busy doing what we do best - number crunching! - and we can officially reveal that if this weekend's Glasto stars were judged on their sales performance in 2013 alone, here's an indicator of who might just be the must-see acts of the weekend (complete with Spotify and Deezer playlists)!
According to Official Charts Company sales data - from week one of this year, up to midnight last Saturday night (June 22) - Bastille are the biggest selling singles act of this year on this weekend’s bill. The London quartet top our Top 40 countdown with their single, Pompeii, which reached Number 2 on the Official Singles Chart back in March. To date, it has sold over half-a-million copies. Catch Bastille on the John Peel Stage on Friday.
In second place on the Official 2013 Glastonbury Singles Chart is Rudimental FT Ella Eyre’s Waiting All Night. The East London group have also racked up more than half-a-million sales of their track, which reached Number 1 back in April. Rudimental will be playing the Sonic Stage on Saturday.
The Top 5 is completed by Disclosure and AlunaGeorge’s While Noise (Number 3, with over 390,000 sales this year), Dizzee Rascal’s Bassline Junkie (Number 4, with 187,000 sales) and The 1975’s Chocolate (Number 5, with 186,000 sales).
Mumford & Sons are the only headline act to make the singles countdown, and have three tracks in the Top 40; I Will Wait (Number 7), Little Lion Man (2) and The Cave (39). Arctic Monkeys narrowly miss out on a Top 40 placing – their new single, Do I Wanna Know?, is at Number 42 after less than a week on sale, while The Rolling Stones remain one of UK’s biggest selling singles artists, with more than 40 Official Singles Chart Top 40 hits to their name.
The Official 2013 Glastonbury Singles Chart
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