Noah Kahan’s Stick Season secures first Number 1 of 2024, and first for Vermont singer-songwriter

Plus, new peaks for Billy Gillies, Zara Larsson and more.
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Noah Kahan’s Stick Season has become the first Official Number 1 single of 2024 in the UK, and the first-ever chart-topper for the Vermont singer-songwriter. 

In a large-scale exodus of Christmas music from the charts in the New Year, Noah summits the Official Singles Chart with 6.5 million streams - the most-streamed track of the week in the UK. 

A tender folk ballad about the malaise of living at home while your friends have all moved away, Stick Season (whose title refers to the transition period in Vermont between autumn and winter) had previously spent two non-consecutive weeks at Number 2. 

Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Murder on the Dancefloor re-enters the UK Top 10 today for the first time in 22 years at Number 8, thanks to its inclusion in the soundtrack to writer-director Emerald Fennell’s erotic psychological thriller Saltburn. The 2001 disco banger – which originally peaked at Number 2 – has enjoyed its highest-ever week of streams in the UK as a result. More on that below.  

DJ Billy Gillies and vocalist Hannah Boleyn’s DNA (Loving You) enters the Top 10 for the first time ever at Number 9, earning both acts their first Top 10 single. 

Drake, Sexyy Red and SZA’s Rich Baby Daddy breaks into the Top 10 (10), becoming Drake’s landmark 45th UK Top 10 track, while it ups SZA’s tally to five and secures rising rapper Sexyy Red her first-ever UK Top 10 hit.  

Elsewhere, a whole host of songs reach brand-new peaks inside the Top 20; Fred again.. and Baby Keem’s leavemealone (11), American singer-songwriter Teddy Swims’ first Top 40 hit Lose Control (14), Zara Larsson and David Guetta’s On My Love (15) and Zach Byan and Kacey Musgraves’ I Remember Everything (16). American rapper Paul Russell’s viral hit Lil Boo Thang also reaches new heights (20). 

The Weeknd, BLACKPINK star JENNIE and Lily-Rose Depp’s One of the Girls enters the Top 40 for the first time (21), Kanye West and Pusha T’s 2009 single Runaway hits a new lifetime peak thanks to extended viral support (23), and Sabrina Carpenter secures her highest-charting single in the UK yet with feather (24). 

Nicki Minaj celebrates two new Top 40 entries with Everybody featuring Lil Uzi Vert (26) and Pink Friday Girls (30), bringing her total to 45. 

JID, 21 Savage and Baby Tate’s Surround Sound enters the UK Top 40 for the first time this week (35), followed by Central Cee’s Entrapreneur (36), Taylor Swift’s You’re Losing Me (37) and Eliza Rose and Calvin Harris’s Body Moving (38). 

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Well done, Noah! 😊

Very pleased to see Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Killers and Mason vs Princess Superstar return to the Top 40.