Justin Timberlake and Bastille in Official Singles Chart battle

Justin Timberlake and Bastille battle it out in the race to score this week’s Official Singles Chart Number 1, while Wiley and Chip, Paramore and Laura Mvula are on course for new entries in the Official Top 40 on Sunday.

Justin Timberlake and Bastille battle it out in the race to score this week’s Official Singles Chart Number 1, while Wiley and Chip, Paramore and Laura Mvula are on course for new entries in the Official Top 40 on Sunday.

Justin Timberlake and Bastille are going head-to-head in the race to this week’s Official Singles Chart Number 1.

The US star, who performed at last week’s BRIT Awards, is currently in pole position with his latest single Mirrors up three places from Number 4 last Sunday, while London quartet Bastille are only 2,000 copies behind him at this mid-way stage with their new track Pompeii, which is taken from forthcoming debut album Bad Blood.

If the mighty JT can maintain his lead through to Sunday, it will be his highest charting single since 2006’s Sexyback, and only his second Official Number 1 as a lead artist. Mirrors is the second track to be lifted from Justin Timberlake’s upcoming third album, The 20/20 Experience, which is due for release next month.


Justin Timberlake - Mirrors lyric video on MUZU.TV.


Bastille - Pompeii on MUZU.TV.

Meanwhile reigning chart kings, One Direction, fall two places to Number 3 with their Comic Relief charity single, One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks). Thrift Shop, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ ode to bargain hunting is at Number 4 on today’s Official Chart Update, while Taylor Swift’s I Knew You Were Trouble completes the Top 5.

New Entries And High Climbers

In addition to Bastille’s Pompeii (Number 2), there are three other new entries on today’s Official Chart Update Top 40.

Following the massive success of his chart-topping single Heatwave and its Number 3 follow-up, Can You Hear Me? (Ayayaya), Wiley looks set to score his third Top 10 single as a lead artist in less than twelve months on Sunday with Reload. The track also features guest vocals from fellow London MC, Chipmunk, under his new moniker of Chip.

Paramore are on course for their fifth Top 40 hit with new entry Now (23), while BRITs Critics’ Choice nominee Laura Mvula is on course for her first Official Top 40 hit with Green Garden new in at Number 25.

This week’s highest climber is Adele’s Skyfall, which shoots up 11 places from Number 25 to Number 14, following the London star’s Oscars win on Sunday.

The Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

1 MIRRORS JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
2 POMPEII BASTILLE
3 ONE WAY OR ANOTHER (TEENAGE KICKS) ONE DIRECTION
4 THRIFT SHOP MACKLEMORE AND RYAN LEWIS FT WANZ
5 I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE TAYLOR SWIFT
6 I COULD BE THE ONE AVICII VS NICKY ROMERO
7 RELOAD WILEY FT CHIP
8 WHEN I WAS YOUR MAN BRUNO MARS
9 HARLEM SHAKE BAAUER
10 ONLY LOVE BEN HOWARD
11 STAY RIHANNA FT MIKKY EKKO
12 EXPLOSIONS ELLIE GOULDING
13 JUST GIVE ME A REASON P!NK FT NATE RUESS
14 SKYFALL ADELE
15 I WILL WAIT MUMFORD & SONS
16 WHITE NOISE DISCLOSURE FT ALUNAGEORGE
17 CLOWN EMELI SANDE
18 SUIT & TIE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FT JAY Z
19 PLEASE DON'T SAY YOU LOVE ME GABRIELLE APLIN
20 ARMY OF TWO OLLY MURS
21 DRINKING FROM THE BOTTLE CALVIN HARRIS FT TINIE TEMPAH
22 HO HEY THE LUMINEERS
23 NOW PARAMORE
24 SCREAM & SHOUT WILL.I.AM FT BRITNEY SPEARS
25 GREEN GARDEN LAURA MVULA
26 BASSLINE JUNKIE DIZZEE RASCAL
27 CHANGE YOUR LIFE LITTLE MIX
28 CLARITY ZEDD FT FOXES
29 LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN BRUNO MARS
30 KISS YOU ONE DIRECTION
31 IMPOSSIBLE JAMES ARTHUR
32 DON'T YOU WORRY CHILD SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA FT JOHN MARTIN
33 RADIOACTIVE RITA ORA
34 GET UP (RATTLE) BINGO PLAYERS FT FAR EAST MOVEMENT
35 MY SONGS KNOW WHAT YOU DID IN THE DARK FALL OUT BOY
36 DIAMONDS RIHANNA
37 IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW THE SCRIPT
38 STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM DRAKE
39 BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL LABRINTH FT EMELI SANDE
40 MY NUMBER FOALS

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