After a promising start to the week in which N-Dubz man Dappy and collaborative partner Brian May gave chase to reigning chart-topper Gotye, Gotye FT Kimbra’s Somebody That I Used To Know accelerated its lead throughout the latter stages of the week, managing to confidently maintain its position at the top of the Official Singles Chart.
Dappy’s new offering is the follow up to his first solo release No Regrets which went to Number 1 in the Autumn of 2011, Rockstar sees Dappy joining forces with legendary Queen guitarist Brian May. Rockstar lands today at Number 2, with Gotye denying Dappy his second solo Number 1.
Today marks Gotye’s ninth week on chart, sixth week inside the Top 10 and his third (non-consecutive) week occupying the Number 1 slot.
Emeli Sande slips one place to Number 3 with Next To Me, while Flo Rida’s Wild Ones FT Sia holds firm at Number 4. Nicki Minaj’s Starships climbs two places from 7 to 5 to complete this week’s Official Singles Chart Top 5.
The second highest new entry of the week comes courtesy of Brighton-based Christian worship leader Matt Redman and Manchester hip-hop outfit LZ7. Twenty Seven Million is a charity single to raise funds and awareness for The A21 Campaign – a charity working with the victims of human trafficking. The track breaks straight in to the Official Singles Chart Top 20 today at 12.
Philadelphia hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang bag their second Top 20 single today with the catchy Ray Charles (13), while 17-year-old French electro-pop producer, Madeon (real name Hugo Leclercq) lands his debut Top 40 single with Icarus (22).
Sheffield indie rockers Arctic Monkeys’ are back in the Official Singles Chart Top 40 with new single, R U Mine, new in at Number 23. While Drum Sound and Bassline’s reworking of Utah Saints’ What Can You Do For Me? debuts at 28. The original version of the track reached Number 10 in September 1991.
This week’s final new entry is from 19-year-old US singer and actress Demi Lovato with Skyscraper (32). Skyscraper gives Lovato her highest charting single in the UK to date and third Top 40 hit.
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