Mark Ronson grooving his way to first Number 1 with Uptown Funk
The soul/funk track takes the top spot on today’s Official Chart Update following its early release on Monday night (December 8). If it holds its current position, it will mark the musician’s first Number 1 single, besting his previous chart peak of Number 2 with singles Stop Me and Amy Winehouse collaboration Valerie, both of which were released in 2007.
Uptown Funk was rush released five weeks earlier than scheduled after a well-received performance of the song on The X Factor by Fleur East saw a surge in demand for the song’s release.
The track’s popularity and early release now makes it a strong contender for this year’s Christmas Number 1, where it will fight it out for the accolade with the likes of Band Aid, The Peace Collective, Iron Maiden and this year’s X Factor winner. Check out the full list of contenders here.
Meanwhile, Band Aid 30’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? leaps from 12 to 2 following its physical release, and Dutch house producer Oliver Heldens enters at 3 with Last All Night (Koala), the follow-up Gecko (Overdrive), which hit Number 1 in July this year.
Last week’s Number 1 Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran slips to Number 4, and Take That’s These Days completes the Top 5.
New entries and high climbers
Further down the Top 10, Bring Me The Horizon are set for their first ever Top 40 entry this week with Drown, which starts at Number 6, and One Direction’s Night Changes vaults 19 to 8.
The Pogues’ Fairytale Of New York is riding at Number 9 midweek, potentially on its way to the song’s first Top 10 entry since December 2007 when it peaked at Number 4, and US girl group Fifth Harmony land at Number 10 with Bo$$ following their performance on last week’s X Factor.
Elsewhere, Chvrches are new at 24 with Get Away, and Wizzard’s I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday re-enters the Top 40 at 34.
|1||UPTOWN FUNK||MARK RONSON FT BRUNO MARS|
|2||DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS||BAND AID 30|
|3||LAST ALL NIGHT (KOALA)||OLIVER HELDENS FT KSTEWART|
|4||THINKING OUT LOUD||ED SHEERAN|
|5||THESE DAYS||TAKE THAT|
|6||DROWN||BRING ME THE HORIZON|
|7||BLANK SPACE||TAYLOR SWIFT|
|8||NIGHT CHANGES||ONE DIRECTION|
|9||FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK||POGUES FT KIRSTY MACCOLL|
|11||WRAPPED UP||OLLY MURS FT TRAVIE MCCOY|
|12||REAL LOVE||CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE|
|13||OUTSIDE||CALVIN HARRIS/ELLIE GOULDING|
|14||LIKE I CAN||SAM SMITH|
|15||STEAL MY GIRL||ONE DIRECTION|
|16||ALL ABOUT THAT BASS||MEGHAN TRAINOR|
|18||DANGEROUS||DAVID GUETTA FT SAM MARTIN|
|19||ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU||MARIAH CAREY|
|20||I LOVED YOU||BLONDE FT MELISSA STEEL|
|21||YOU GOT IT ALL||UNION J|
|23||LET IT GO||IDINA MENZEL|
|25||REAL LOVE||TOM ODELL|
|26||BLAME IT ON ME||GEORGE EZRA|
|27||6 WORDS||WRETCH 32|
|28||TAKE ME TO CHURCH||HOZIER|
|29||I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE||SAM SMITH|
|30||SHAKE IT OFF||TAYLOR SWIFT|
|31||THE HANGING TREE||JAMES NEWTON HOWARD/LAWRENCE|
|32||STAY WITH ME||SAM SMITH|
|34||I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY||WIZZARD|
|35||BANG BANG||JESSIE J/GRANDE/MINAJ|
|37||HOLD BACK THE RIVER||JAMES BAY|
|38||LISTEN TO THE MAN||GEORGE EZRA|
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