Shawn Mendes once again has this week’s Official Singles Chart all sewn up as his track Stitches leads the way for a second week.
The track comfortably earns a second week at Number 1, finishing just over 13,000 combined sales ahead of his closest rival, Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself. Stitches also claims the title of this week’s most streamed song (3.51 million plays) and finally snatches the title from Bieber, who has claimed the most streamed song for the last 10 weeks.
Shawn Mendes (Image: Rex)
Zooming 58 places to Number 3 this week is producer Jonas Blue with his dance cover of Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car. The song out-peaks Chapman’s 1988 hit, which hit a high of Number 4 in 2011 following its appearance in an episode of Britain’s Got Talent (its peak when it was first released was Number 5 in 1988).
Rounding off this week’s Top 5 are Justin Bieber’s Sorry (4) and Snakehips’ All My Friends ft Tinashe & Chance The Rapper, which climbs three spots to hit a new high at Number 5.
New entries and high climbers
Little Mix’s Secret Love Song ft Jason Derulo continues to scale the chart, jumping four places to Number 12, and Rihanna’s Work is new at Number 13 following its surprise release on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, US singer-songwriter Elle King scores her UK Top 40 debut with Ex’s & Oh’s, vaulting from 64 to 15. King’s album Love Stuff also tops our first ever Official Americana Albums Chart, which was launched this week.
Kygo’s Stay ft Maty Noyes jumps from 27 to 20, Danish soul-pop band Lukas Graham score their first UK Top 40 hit with 7 Years, and Jason Derulo’s Get Ugly is up 32 places to 25, giving the star his 15th Top 40 hit.
Finally, Swedish singer Zara Larsson jumps from 40 to 27 with Lush Life, Alessia Cara’s Here enters the Top 40 at 28, and US rising star Dawin climbs nine spots to 35 with Dessert.