Magic! on course for first UK Number 1 single with Rude

Canadian band Magic! give the artist formally known as Cheryl Cole a Rude awakening on today's midweeks.

Magic! are leading the race to Number 1 on today’s Official Singles Chart Update with their debut single Rude.

The Canadian band’s reggae-infused track, which climbed a massive 48 places to Number 2 last week following its full release, is currently out in front by 10,000 chart sales after seeing continued popularity.

Meanwhile, Britain’s Got Talent duo Bars & Melody are heading for their first UK Top 40 hit this weekend with their debut single Hopeful, which is currently at Number 2. The singing/rapping group – made up of 13-year-old Leondre Devries and 15-year-old Charlie Lenehan - finished third place on the show earlier this year and shortly after signed a record deal with Simon Cowell’s Syco label.

Vocalist and producer ZHU is also on course for his first UK Top 40 hit this weekend with Faded. The dance track, which was unveiled by the elusive artist earlier this year, is at Number 3 on today’s Update.

Last week’s Number 1 from Cheryl Cole, the Tinie Tempah-assisted Crazy Stupid Love, slips to Number 4, and rising star Melissa Steel is a Number 5 with her new single Kisses For Breakfast. The dancehall-infused pop track marks the debut release from the Bradford-born singer and features Jamaican reggae star Popcaan.

New Entries

In addition to Bars & Melody’s Hopeful (Number 2), ZHU’s Faded (3) and Melissa Steel’s Kisses For Breakfast (5), there are four new entries on this week’s Official Singles Chart Update.

Dutch producer Bakermat is on course for his first UK Top 40 hit with One Day (12). The track entered the charts across Europe in 2012 and 2013 and samples Martin Luther King Jr’s famous I Have A Dream speech.

US rapper Vic Mensa is set to make his UK Top 40 debut on Sunday with Down On My Luck (22), and Naughty Boy’s brand new track Home is at 32.

And finally, Leah McFall is at 37 with her official debut single since graduating from The Voice 2013, Home.

The Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows. The Official Singles Chart Top 100 will be posted in full, here, on Sunday at 7pm.

1 RUDE MAGIC
2 HOPEFUL BARS & MELODY
3 FADED ZHU
4 CRAZY STUPID LOVE CHERYL COLE FT TINIE TEMPAH
5 KISSES FOR BREAKFAST MELISSA STEEL FT POPCAAN
6 GHOST ELLA HENDERSON
7 BUDAPEST GEORGE EZRA
8 PROBLEM ARIANA GRANDE FT IGGY AZALEA
9 BOOM CLAP CHARLI XCX
10 IT'S MY BIRTHDAY WILL I AM FT CODY WISE
11 RIGHT HERE JESS GLYNNE
12 ONE DAY (VANDAAG) BAKERMAT
13 ME AND MY BROKEN HEART RIXTON
14 SING ED SHEERAN
15 GECKO (OVERDRIVE) OLIVER HELDENS & BECKY HILL
16 WAVES MR PROBZ
17 CHANDELIER SIA
18 STAY WITH ME SAM SMITH
19 ALL OF ME JOHN LEGEND
20 ALWAYS MK FT ALANA
21 YOUR LOVE NICOLE SCHERZINGER
22 DOWN ON MY LUCK VIC MENSA
23 LOUDER NEON JUNGLE
24 HAPPY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
25 SOMEBODY TO YOU VAMPS
26 A SKY FULL OF STARS COLDPLAY
27 SUMMER CALVIN HARRIS
28 THINKING OUT LOUD ED SHEERAN
29 LET IT GO IDINA MENZEL
30 FANCY IGGY AZALEA FT CHARLI XCX
31 DANGEROUS LOVE FUSE ODG FT SEAN PAUL
32 HOME NAUGHTY BOY FT SAM ROMANS
33 WIGGLE JASON DERULO FT SNOOP DOGG
34 RATHER BE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE
35 ONLY LOVE CAN HURT LIKE THIS PALOMA FAITH
36 I WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN RITA ORA
37 HOME LEAH MCFALL FT WILL I AM
38 JUNGLE X AMBASSADORS/JAMIE N COMMONS
39 STOLEN DANCE MILKY CHANCE
40 CLASSIC MKTO

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