Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk heading for fifth week at singles Number 1

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars are on track to top this week’s Official Singles Chart for a fifth time with Uptown Funk.

The soul-funk track holds a strong lead on today’s Chart Update, 25,000 sales ahead of its nearest competitor, Philip George’s Wish You Were Mine.

If Uptown Funk holds its position, the song will have spent the most weeks at Number 1 since Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, which spent five non-consecutive weeks at the top in 2013.

Meanwhile, the resurgence of Hozier’s Take Me To Church on the chart continues as he climbs to Number 3. Last Sunday, the song earned its highest chart placing to date after 17 weeks in the Top 40 at Number 5.

Completing the Top 5 are Olly Murs and Demi Lovato’s Up at Number 4, and Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud (5).

New entries and high climbers Sia’s Elastic Heart, which features The Weeknd and Diplo, makes it Top 40 debut at Number 14 on today’s Update. The track, which appears on her latest album 1000 Forms of Fear as well as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack, made headlines last week when its accompanying music video staring Shia LaBeouf was released.

Elsewhere, BRITs Critics’ Choice winner James Bay climbs six places to 30 with Hold Back The River, while his new track Scars enters the Top 40 at 33.

New at Number 39 is Kid Ink and Chris Brown’s Hotel, and following its outing on The Voice UK last weekend, Kodaline’s All I Want could claim its highest UK chart placing yet, currently sitting just outside the Top 40 at Number 41.

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 UPTOWN FUNK MARK RONSON FT BRUNO MARS
2 WISH YOU WERE MINE PHILIP GEORGE
3 TAKE ME TO CHURCH HOZIER
4 UP OLLY MURS FT DEMI LOVATO
5 THINKING OUT LOUD ED SHEERAN
6 BLANK SPACE TAYLOR SWIFT
7 HEROES (WE COULD BE) ALESSO FT TOVE LO
8 PROMESSES TCHAMI FT KALEEM TAYLOR
9 SOMETHING I NEED BEN HAENOW
10 ALL ABOUT THAT BASS MEGHAN TRAINOR
11 I LOVED YOU BLONDE FT MELISSA STEEL
12 LIKE I CAN SAM SMITH
13 REAL LOVE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE
14 ELASTIC HEART SIA/THE WEEKND/DIPLO
15 OUTSIDE CALVIN HARRIS/ELLIE GOULDING
16 CHANDELIER SIA
17 NIGHT CHANGES ONE DIRECTION
18 SHAKE IT OFF TAYLOR SWIFT
19 BUDAPEST GEORGE EZRA
20 WRAPPED UP OLLY MURS FT TRAVIE MCCOY
21 BANG BANG JESSIE J/GRANDE/MINAJ
22 DANGEROUS DAVID GUETTA FT SAM MARTIN
23 THESE DAYS TAKE THAT
24 BLAME IT ON ME GEORGE EZRA
25 DON'T ED SHEERAN
26 STAY WITH ME SAM SMITH
27 I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE SAM SMITH
28 STEAL MY GIRL ONE DIRECTION
29 COOL KIDS ECHOSMITH
30 HOLD BACK THE RIVER JAMES BAY
31 42315 BEYONCE
32 ALL OF ME JOHN LEGEND
33 SCARS JAMES BAY
34 CHANGING SIGMA FT PALOMA FAITH
35 RATHER BE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE
36 SING ED SHEERAN
37 LET IT GO IDINA MENZEL
38 BLAME CALVIN HARRIS FT JOHN NEWMAN
39 HOTEL KID INK FT CHRIS BROWN
40 PRAYER IN C LILLY WOOD & ROBIN SCHULZ

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