Sam And The Womp set to knock Rita Ora off Number 1

Sam And The Womp look set to knock current chart topper Rita Ora’s How We Do (Party) off Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with debut single Bom Bom. Plus: see this week’s Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 in full!

Sam And The Womp look set to make a huge dent in this weekend’s Official Singles Chart. The colourful bunch of party misfits steal the lead over current chart topper Rita Ora’s How We Do (Party) in this week’s Number 1 race with debut single Bom Bom.

You may have heard Bom Bom’s giddy brass-adorned bass beats soundtracking this summer’s coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games, or accompanying the recent Southern Comfort TV ad, or perhaps you stumbled upon them causing mayhem at Secret Garden Party Festival, Glastonbury or Lovebox. Love it or loathe it, there's no escaping Bom Bom’s credentials as possibly the most infectious earworm of a pop tune since Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe.

Fronted by vocalist Lady Oo and trumpeter Sam Ritchie, Sam And The Womp! is an enigmatic big band collective based in London with roots spread as far Israel, Italy and the Netherlands. Claiming influences as diverse as The Prodigy, Jazzsteppa, The Skatalites and Goran Bregovic, their sound defies easy categorisation.

OfficialCharts.com caught up with the band this week to get to the bottom of pop all-important questions of the week - what is WOMPING? Is WOMPING safe? What is the best WOMP you’ve ever had? And, which celebs have been caught having a cheeky WOMP? Sam tells OfficialCharts.com

“The WOMP is the space between the bass and your face. Anybody can WOMP, from age 1 to 99. We’ve had nice grandmas and grand-dads womping at a jazz concert we did, we’ve had little toddlers womping, but of course it’s the teenagers and students who like to ‘have it’, have a proper party and really give it the FULL ON WOMP!”

Watch the video interview below:

New entries and highest climbers

There are five new entries making an appearance in today’s Official Singles Chart Update Top 40. Led by Sam And The Womp (1), Devlin could be in line for his highest charting single to date as the Dagenham MC teams up with Ed Sheeran to cover Bob Dylan’s (All Along The) Watchtower (5), with US pop princess Taylor Swift returning with We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (6).

Outside of the Top 10, Canadian pop punkers Simple Plan are on course to score the first UK Top 20 of their career with Summer Paradise featuring Sean Paul, the track is taken from the band’s latest studio album Get Your Heart On and is at Number 11 today. Muse’s Madness completes today’s new entries at Number 33.

Public Enemy’s Harder Than You Think, the soundtrack to Channel 4’s Paralympics ad campaign, is the week’s highest climber, up 42 places midweek and breaking into the Top 20 for the first time at Number 14. Harder Than You Think is taken from Public Enemy's 20th anniversary album How You Sell Soul To A Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul?.

This week's Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

01 BOM BOM SAM AND THE WOMP
02 HOW WE DO (PARTY) RITA ORA
03 READ ALL ABOUT IT PT 3 EMELI SANDE
04 HEATWAVE WILEY FT MS D
05 (ALL ALONG THE) WATCHTOWER DEVLIN FT ED SHEERAN
06 WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER TAYLOR SWIFT
07 SPECTRUM FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
08 WE'LL BE COMING BACK CALVIN HARRIS FT EXAMPLE
09 SIMPLY AMAZING TREY SONGZ
10 WONDERFUL ANGEL
11 SUMMER PARADISE SIMPLE PLAN
12 LANGUAGE PORTER ROBINSON
13 POUND THE ALARM NICKI MINAJ
14 HARDER THAN YOU THINK PUBLIC ENEMY
15 PAYPHONE MAROON 5 FT WIZ KHALIFA
16 ONE DAY LIKE THIS ELBOW
17 BLACK HEART STOOSHE
18 LOST IN YOUR LOVE REDLIGHT
19 AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME JUSTIN BIEBER FT BIG SEAN
20 FEEL THE LOVE RUDIMENTAL FT JOHN NEWMAN
21 TOO CLOSE ALEX CLARE
22 UNDER THE SUN CHERYL
23 RUNNING UP THAT HILL KATE BUSH
24 WHISTLE FLO RIDA
25 CALL ME MAYBE CARLY RAE JEPSEN
26 LITTLE TALKS OF MONSTERS & MEN
27 NEED YOU NOW LADY ANTEBELLUM
28 DON'T WAKE ME UP CHRIS BROWN
29 SOME NIGHTS FUN.
30 THIS IS LOVE WILL I AM FT EVA SIMONS
31 TAKING OVER ME LAWSON
32 WE ARE YOUNG FUN. FT JANELLE MONAE
33 MADNESS MUSE
34 TURN UP THE LOVE FAR EAST MOVEMENT/COVER DRIVE
35 PICKING UP THE PIECES PALOMA FAITH
36 STARSHIPS NICKI MINAJ
37 WIDE AWAKE KATY PERRY
38 DRIVE BY TRAIN
39 BROKENHEARTED KARMIN
40 NO NAME RYAN O'SHAUGHNESSY

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