JP Saxe and Julia Michaels’s slow-burner ballad If The World Was Ending is the UK’s biggest trending song

The lockdown anthem has been climbing the Official Singles Chart since the beginning of the year.

If The World Was Ending by JP Saxe and Julia Michaels is the biggest trending song in the UK this week, as the powerful ballad continues to ascend the Official Singles Chart.

This is LA based JP Saxe’s first UK chart hit, while Julia Michaels already has a stack of hits to her name as both a singer and songwriter, including a star-studded list of songwriting credits for the likes of Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran and Selena Gomez.

The track is entered the Top 100 some 20 weeks ago, slowly but steadily reaching new peaks each week. The single really started to see a significant boost after lockdown came into effect on March 23, with its subject matter resonating with many. Sweetly the duo, who have since begun a relationship, are spending lockdown together.

The pair also recently released a new version of the track featuring loads of their musical friends and peers; including Niall Horan, Sam Smith, Anne-Marie, Kesha and more to support Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).

“At a time when it can sometimes feel like ‘the world is ending,’” JP and Julia said in a statement. "We thank all of the healthcare workers, first responders, and essential workers who are helping so many people in need. Please stay home, stay safe (and don’t actually go over!).”

Other big hits making waves in the UK this week include Breaking Me by German DJ Topic ft. A7S, which is on course for this week’s Top 20; Katy Perry’s brand new single Daisies, potentially landing the highest new entry on Friday, and Regard and Raye’s Secrets – another rising song eyeing up the Top 40 this week.

Party Girl by StaySolidRocky jumps ten midweek, and Kygo could have another UK hit on his hands with Lose Somebody ft. OneRepublic.

Follow and listen to the Official Trending Chart on Spotify below, or listen on Deezer.

 

POS CLIMB TITLE ARTIST LW CURRENT DIFF PREV PEAK
1   IF THE WORLD WAS ENDING JP SAXE FT JULIA MICHAELS 14 12 2 14
2   FLOWERS NATHAN DAWE FT JAYKAE 17 16 1 16
3   THIS CITY SAM FISCHER 20 18 2 20
4   BREAKING ME TOPIC FT A7S 24 20 4 24
5   DON'T NEED LOVE 220 KID & GRACEY 22 21 1 22
6   KINGS & QUEENS AVA MAX 29 24 5 29
7   DAISIES KATY PERRY NE 25 0  
8   BOSS BITCH DOJA CAT 31 29 2 28
9   DON'T RUSH YOUNG T & BUGSEY FT HEADIE ONE 32 31 1 20
10   SECRETS REGARD & RAYE 43 39 4  
11 ⬆️ PARTY GIRL STAYSOLIDROCKY 53 43 10  
12   SOLITAIRES FUTURE FT TRAVIS SCOTT NE 46 0  
13   ILY (I LOVE YOU BABY) SURF MESA FT EMILEE 56 49 7  
14 ⬆️ AFTER PARTY DON TOLIVER 63 51 12  
15   LOSE SOMEBODY KYGO FT ONEREPUBLIC NE 53 0  
16   MIDNIGHT (THE HANGING TREE) HOSH & 1979 FT JALJA 61 60 1  
17   WATERMELON SUGAR HARRY STYLES RE 67 0 17
18   X JONAS BROTHERS & KAROL G NE 69 0  
19   TRILLIONAIRE FUTURE FT YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE NE 72 0  
20   GUYS 1975 NE 75 0  

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Key

⬆️ - Indicates a climb of 10 places
LW - Last week's Official Singles Chart position
CURRENT - Current position on today's Official Singles Chart sales flash
DIFF - Number of places climbed since the previous week on the Official Singles Chart