Icona Pop knock Robin Thicke off Number 1

Swedish duo Icona Pop topple Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines from the top of the Official Singles Chart with I Love It. Plus: The Voice winner Andrea Begley makes her Top 40 debut.

Swedish duo Icona Pop topple Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines from the top of the Official Singles Chart with I Love It. Plus: The Voice winner Andrea Begley makes her Top 40 debut.

Robin Thicke has stood undefeated at Number 1 on the Official Singles Charts for the last four weeks with Blurred Lines FT TI and Pharrell Williams. However, the US R&B star has finally been toppled from his perch by Icona Pop with I Love It FT Charli XCX!

The Swedish duo’s track, which features in the TV advertising campaign for Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 smartphone, has shifted nearly 125,000 copies in the last seven days. This is the 11th week in a row that the UK’s Official Number 1 single has sold in excess of 100,000 copies; the last time the Official Singles Chart saw such a run was from January to April 1998, when the Number 1 single sold 100,000 for 13 successive weeks – spanning OasisAll Around The World to Run DMC Vs Jason NevinsIt’s Like That.

While it may have slipped into second place, Blurred Lines has shifted a further 110,000 copies this week. After just five weeks on sale, its combined tally now stands at 829,000 copies. Blurred Lines is now closing in on Daft Punk’s Get Lucky which last week became the first single to be released in 2013 to break though the million copies sales barrier.

Meanwhile, Will.I.Am rockets 39 places to Number 3 with Bang Bang following his performance at last weekend’s final of The Voice. This week’s Top 5 is completed by The Wanted’s Walks Like Rihanna (new in at Number 4 to give the Anglo Irish boyband their eighth Top 5 hit to date) and Naughty Boy FT Sam Smith’s La La La (down two to Number 5).

New Entries

UK duo Saul Milton and Will Kennard, AKA Chase & Status, score this week’s second highest new entry with Lost & Not Found FT Louis M^tters, while Leeroy Reed, star of MTV’s The Valleys, is new in at Number 37 with Can’t Get Enough FT Nagla.

The Voice winner Andrea Begley makes her Top 40 debut today with her cover of Evanescence’s My Immortal, which climbs 45 places to Number 30. The original version re-enters ten places behind it at Number 40.

The Official Singles Chart Top 10 is as follows. Click here to see the Top 100 in full after 7pm.

1 I LOVE IT ICONA POP FT CHARLI XCX
2 BLURRED LINES ROBIN THICKE/TI/PHARRELL
3 BANG BANG WILL I AM
4 WALKS LIKE RIHANNA WANTED
5 LA LA LA NAUGHTY BOY FT SAM SMITH
6 LET HER GO PASSENGER
7 THE OTHER SIDE JASON DERULO
8 GET LUCKY DAFT PUNK FT PHARRELL WILLIAMS
9 GOIN' CRAZY DIZZEE RASCAL/ROBBIE WILLIAMS
10 DEAR DARLIN' OLLY MURS

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