Sam Smith & Kim Petras' infernal hit Unholy is the UK's Number 1 Trending Song

The throbbing banger is in the race for this week's Official Number 1 single.

Sam Smith and Kim Petras have performed an Unholy miracle with the UK's Official Number 1 Trending Song. 

Popping from the body shop to the club, Unholy is juddering, electro-pop song that sees Sam and Kim twisting their vocals over an EDM beat courtesy of Max Martin prodigy Ilya (Into You, Love Me Like You Do), Cirkut (Sweet But Psycho) and Jimmy Napes (Latch, Stay With Me).

The track is currently pacing for a Top 10 debut on the Official Singles Chart, and in a two-way race for Number 1 with David Guetta & Bebe Rexha's current chart-topper I'm Good (Blue).

It would be Sam's 12th Top 10 in the UK (and first in three years), as well as the first for Kim, a stunning moment for the trans pop-artist who has been on the verges of a commercial breakthrough for several years.

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Stormzy could also be looking for a big debut this week with his epic, 7-minute single Mel Made Me Do It. His first release since signing to 0207 Def Jam, the song is named after Stormzy's stylist Melissa Holdbrook-Akposoe, (Melissa's Wardrobe) and comes accompanied by an impassioned music video featuring various Black cultural figures of note, from Dave and JME to author Malorie Blackman and the family of the late Jamal Edwards. 

There are further new entries this week from D-Block Europe (4 The Win and Burna Boy collab She's Not Anyone) who are also pacing towards their first-ever UK Number 1 album with Lap 5, as well as Lil Nas X's energetic new track (Star Walkin') and 21 year old starlet Venbee, who hooks up with producer Goddard for their new viral hit (Messy In Heaven). 

Elsewhere, this week's big climber on the Official Trending Chart is Sam Fender's Getting Started, getting a second-wind thanks to the release of a new remix by Chase & Status.

And finally, Dermot Kennedy's Kiss Me could break into the UK Top 40 this week, ahead of the release of his second album Sonder in November.

Official Trending Chart Top 20 - September 26 2022

POS CLIMB TITLE ARTIST LABEL LW CURRENT DIFF PREV PEAK
1   UNHOLY SAM SMITH & KIM PETRAS EMI NE 2 0  
2   MEL MADE ME DO IT STORMZY 0207/MERKY NE 13 0  
3   PSYCHO ANNE-MARIE & AITCH ATLANTIC 16 14 2 16
4   CUFF IT BEYONCE COLUMBIA/PARKWOOD ENT 20 16 4 14
5   FOR MY HAND BURNA BOY FT ED SHEERAN ATLANTIC 21 19 2 21
6   2 BE LOVED (AM I READY) LIZZO ATLANTIC 28 22 6 28
7   HISTORY JOEL CORRY & BECKY HILL ATLANTIC 23 23 0 18
8   4 THE WIN D-BLOCK EUROPE D-BLOCK EUROPE NE 24 0  
9   CALM DOWN REMA MAVIN 32 26 6 32
10   ALL FOR YOU CIAN DUCROT POLYDOR 31 29 2 28
11   SHE'S NOT ANYONE D-BLOCK EUROPE/BURNA BOY D-BLOCK EUROPE NE 33 0  
12   TURN ON THE LIGHTS AGAIN FRED AGAIN/SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA ATLANTIC/REPUBLIC RECORDS 36 34 2 30
13   WORDS ALESSO/ZARA LARSSON POSITIVA 43 36 7 37
14 ⬆️ KISS ME DERMOT KENNEDY ISLAND 50 40 10  
15   VICTORIA'S SECRET JAX ATLANTIC 42 41 1  
16   ENERGY BUGZY MALONE & MIST B SOMEBODY 45 42 3 39
17 ⬆️⬆️ GETTING STARTED SAM FENDER POLYDOR 67 44 23  
18   ALL THESE NIGHTS TOM GRENNAN INSANITY 51 51 0  
19   STAR WALKIN' LIL NAS X RCA NE 55 0  
20   MESSY IN HEAVEN VENBEE & GODDARD COLUMBIA NE 57 0  

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⬆️ - 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