Taylor Swift set to dominate Official Singles Chart with songs from her new album Folklore

Plus new songs by Nathan Dawe & KSI, Little Mix and Gareth Malone are on course for big entries.

Three songs from Taylor Swift's new album Folklore are set for big entries on this week's Official Singles Chart.

Following the record's surprise release last Friday (July 24), trailer single Cardigan is on track to claim the week's highest new entry, currently at Number 4, followed by The 1 at Number 5 and Exile with Bon Iver at Number 7. If they all hold inside the Top 10, it would take the star's tally of UK Top 10s to 16.

Taylor's eighth studio album has been met with rave reviews by critics, praised for its introspective songwriting an emotional weight.

Meanwhile, current Number 1 Head & Heart by Joel Corry ft. MNEK looks set to keep the top spot for a second week, while a flurry of new entries are on course for big debuts.

Lighter, the new single by British producer Nathan Dawe and YouTuber/rapper KSI, is on course for a Top 10 debut at Number 6. Nathan made his Top 40 debut in April with a rework of garage-pop classic Flowers, while for KSI it could mark his third Top 10 single in eight months.  

Elsewhere, Little Mix are eyeing up their 16th Top 10 on the Official Singles Chart with new track Holiday, currently placed at Number 9. The group's previous release Break Up Song also debuted at Number 9 in April.

Finally, Two-time chart topper Gareth Malone is on course to land a Top 40 hit this week with You Are My Sunshine, recorded with 11,000 participants of his Great British Home Chorus project from around the world. The choirmaster announced the initiative at the start of the UK lockdown in March, aiming to bring communities together digitally to help boost morale during the coronavirus crisis. The track starts at Number 10.

The final Official Chart Top 40 will be unveiled on BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart with Scott Mills this Friday from 4pm, with the full Official Singles Chart Top 100 published on OfficialCharts.com from 5.45pm.

Official First Look Top 20

1 1 HEAD & HEART JOEL CORRY FT MNEK ASYLUM/PERFECT HAVOC
2 2 SAVAGE LOVE (LAXED - SIREN BEAT) JAWSH 685 & JASON DERULO RCA
3 3 ROCKSTAR DABABY FT RODDY RICCH INTERSCOPE
NEW 4 CARDIGAN TAYLOR SWIFT EMI
NEW 5 THE 1 TAYLOR SWIFT EMI
NEW 6 LIGHTER NATHAN DAWE FT KSI ATLANTIC
NEW 7 EXILE TAYLOR SWIFT/BON IVER EMI
5 8 WATERMELON SUGAR HARRY STYLES COLUMBIA
NEW 9 HOLIDAY LITTLE MIX RCA
NEW 10 YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE GARETH MALONE'S GREAT BRITISH DECCA
9 11 ONLY YOU FREESTYLE HEADIE ONE & DRAKE RELENTLESS
6 12 WEST TEN AJ TRACEY & MABEL AJ TRACEY
7 13 SECRETS REGARD & RAYE MINISTRY OF SOUND
10 14 DINNER GUEST AJ TRACEY FT MOSTACK AJ TRACEY
8 15 GREECE DJ KHALED FT DRAKE BLACK BUTTER/OVO/REPUBLIC
21 16 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT JUBEL FT NEIMY DGTLBEATS
20 17 BREAKING ME TOPIC FT A7S POSITIVA
16 18 BLINDING LIGHTS WEEKND REPUBLIC RECORDS/XO
4 19 RAIN ON ME LADY GAGA & ARIANA GRANDE INTERSCOPE/REPUBLIC
24 20 KINGS & QUEENS AVA MAX ATLANTIC

Look back at all of Taylor Swift's single and album covers in our gallery below:

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1 - Tim McGraw