Life Goes On by BTS goes straight to Number 1 on the Official Trending Chart

Plus new collabs from Miley & Dua and Shawn Mendes & Justin Bieber are having a great first week.

BTS bring their unique brand of pop to the top Official Trending Chart once more as Life Goes On enters at Number 1. 

The opening track from their new album BE, Life Goes On is an R&B-infused slow jam performed mostly in Korean but with snippets of English, conveying a message of hope to fans after a difficult year caught in a global pandemic. It's a fitting start to the collection, representing the rest of the album's overarching themes.

Life Goes On is set to become the group's second Top 10 song in the UK, after their previous single - the disco-inspired bop Dynamite - debuted at Number 3 in August.

BTS land a second entry in this week's Trending Chart with Blue & Grey, which was originally written by member Taehyung, aka V, for his solo mixtape (expected later this year) but he was encouraged to submit it for BE - it's now one of the most popular tracks of the collection.

See all of BTS's hit songs and albums on the Official UK Charts here

Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus makes waves with her new Dua Lipa collab Prisoner, which could land a Top 10 debut ahead of the release of Miley's seventh album Plastic Hearts this Friday, while Canadian crooners Shawn Mendes & Justin Bieber team up for Monster, the second single from Shawn's upcoming album Wonder.

Further down, Justin's cover of Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree climbs 64 places midweek - the song is an Amazon exclusive, part of a collection of tracks by various artists also including Jess Glynne, whose cover of This Christmas by Donny Hathaway features just below Justin on the Trending Chart - and could become Jess's 14th Top 40 single.

Loads of brand new tracks are trending this week including a fresh collab from Bugzy Malone & Dermot Kennedy, plus Jason Derulo, NSG, Sam Smith and Becky Hill.

Listen to the Official Trending Chart on Spotify below. Listen on Deezer here and Apple Music here.

The Official Trending Chart Top 20 - 24/11/20

POS CLIMB TITLE ARTIST LW CURRENT DIFF PREV PEAK
1   LIFE GOES ON BTS NE 4 0  
2   PRISONER MILEY CYRUS FT DUA LIPA NE 9 0  
3   MONSTER SHAWN MENDES & JUSTIN BIEBER NE 10 0  
4   DIAMONDS SAM SMITH 14 13 1 11
5   WHOOPTY CJ 24 20 4 24
6   GET OUT MY HEAD SHANE CODD 30 24 6 30
7   GOLDEN HARRY STYLES 29 27 2 29
8 ⬆️⬆️ ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE JUSTIN BIEBER 93 29 64  
9   THIS CHRISTMAS JESS GLYNNE NE 37 0  
10   BLUE & GREY BTS NE 39 0  
11   A LITTLE LOVE CELESTE 59 50 9  
12   DON'T CRY BUGZY MALONE/DERMOT KENNEDY NE 70 0  
13 ⬆️⬆️ LOVE IS A COMPASS GRIFF 96 73 23  
14   MOVE ON LIL TJAY NE 81 0  
15   LOVE NOT WAR (THE TAMPA BEAT) JASON DERULO & NUKA NE 95 0  
16   KATE WINSLET NSG FT UNKNOWN T NE 96 0  
17   THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER SAM SMITH NE 97 0  
18   FOREVER YOUNG BECKY HILL NE 102 0  
19   CEMETERY WALKS MIST NE 109 0  
20   TEDDY BRUCKSHOT 2 LOSKI NE 115 0  

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⬆️ - 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