Post Malone's Sunflower ft. Swae Lee takes Official Trending Chart Number 1

Sunflower is the theme song for the new Spider-Man film.

It's been a big year on the charts for Post Malone, and he's not done yet. The rapper's new single, Sunflower, debuts at Number 1 on this week's Official Trending Chart.

The song, which features one half of hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd Swae Lee, tops the chart of 20 songs making the biggest impact in the UK this week, based on movement up the Official Singles Chart since the previous Friday.

Sunflower was recorded for the upcoming animated Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse film, which is out in cinemas on December 14. The song's accompanying music video is one of the first big reveals of the footage from the movie - watch below. 

Sunflower is on course to debut inside the Top 10 on the Official UK Singles Chart, currently at Number 8 in the latest update with over 1.5 million streams logged in its first 48 hours on sale. If it holds, it'll be Post's fourth Top 10 single in 2018 following his feature on Tiesto's Top 5 hit Jackie Chan.

Also making a big impact this week is James Arthur's latest track Empty Space. The song, which marks a return to his signature sound after a disappointing showing for his previous single You Deserve Better, is set for a Top 40 debut on the Official Singles Chart.

More brand new singles feature in this week's Official Trending Chart, including the latest offering from The 1975's upcoming album It's Not Worth Living (If It's Not With You), and Dua Lipa's collaboration with South Korean girl group Blackpink, called Kiss And Make Up. Both have a Top 40 debut on the Official Singles Chart in their sights this week. 

Elsewhere, Rak-Su's Adina Howard-sampling I Want You To Freak is trending after their performance on The X Factor results show, and two songs from Khalid's new Suncity EP feature: Better and the title track.

The Official Trending Chart Top 20 

POS CLIMB TITLE ARTIST LW CURRENT DIFF PREV PEAK
1   SUNFLOWER POST MALONE FT SWAE LEE NE 8 0  
2   ZEZE KODAK BLACK/SCOTT/OFFSET 11 9 2 11
3   JUST GOT PAID SIGALA/EYRE/TRAINOR FT MONTANA 14 12 2 14
4   BACK & FORTH MK/JONAS BLUE/BECKY HILL 17 15 2 17
5   HIGH HOPES PANIC AT THE DISCO 18 18 0 12
6   BETTER KHALID 22 19 3 20
7   THURSDAY JESS GLYNNE 24 22 2 24
8   I'LL NEVER LOVE AGAIN LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER 34 25 9 34
9   ALWAYS REMEMBER US THIS WAY LADY GAGA 31 26 5 31
10   EMPTY SPACE JAMES ARTHUR NE 29 0  
11   IT'S NOT LIVING (IF IT'S NOT WITH YOU) 1975 NE 35 0  
12   KISS AND MAKE UP DUA LIPA & BLACKPINK NE 36 0  
13   RUIN MY LIFE ZARA LARSSON NE 37 0  
14   NASSTY D-BLOCK EUROPE/ADZ/LIL PINO/LB NE 38 0  
15 ⬆️ I WANT YOU TO FREAK RAK-SU 61 44 17  
16   SUNCITY KHALID FT EMPRESS OF NE 45 0  
17   WHEN THE PARTY'S OVER BILLIE EILISH NE 48 0  
18   POLAROID JONAS BLUE/LIAM PAYNE/LENNON 57 49 8  
19   ONE SHOT MABEL 56 52 4  
20   FINE CHINA FUTURE & JUICE WRLD NE 53 0  

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Key

⬆️ - 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

Listen to a playlist of this week's Official Trending Chart Top 20 on Spotify below. Click here to listen on Deezer.

About the Official Trending Chart

The Official Trending Chart is a brand new chart launched for 2016 to highlight the hottest new tracks beginning to make an impact in the UK every week.

The Top 20 rundown, published on OfficialCharts.com every Tuesday, based on the first four days’ sales of each chart week, is designed to highlight emerging hits as they begin to scale the Official Charts and build buzz.

The Official Trending Chart ranks titles which are showing week-on-week chart growth, and is the only “new music” chart to reflect audio track sales and streams comprehensively across all services.

Devised by the Official Charts Company in close consultation with labels, retailers and media, the chart since launch has already highlighted emerging hits such as future Number 1 singles Rudimental's These Days, Shotgun by George Ezra, and Jess Glynne's I'll Be There.

The chart is designed to help highlight hit singles in their early stages of their growth, in the light of the shift in release strategies of record labels over the past six months. Under “On Air On Sale”, labels have started to release new music for consumers to buy or stream on the same day as those tracks are released to media (including radio stations and TV).