The Vamps are on track for debut Number 1 with Can We Dance

The Vamps look set to end Jason Derulo’s two week run at Number 1, while Chase & Status and Dizzee Rascal score big new entries.

The Vamps look set to end Jason Derulo’s two week run at Number 1, while Chase & Status and Dizzee Rascal score big new entries.

Newcomers The Vamps look set to end Jason Derulo’s two-week-stand at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart this weekend, the Official Charts Company can reveal.

The all-new pop quartet with guitars - Bradley Simpson (vocals / guitar), James McVey (guitar), Connor Ball (bass) and Tristan Evans (drums) – are at Number 1 on today’s Official Chart Update with their debut single, Can We Dance.

The band came together when James got in contact with Bradley after watching his cover versions on YouTube. A year later, they met Tristan via Facebook and were introduced to Connor by a mutual friend. They started uploading covers to YouTube last year, which lead to a record deal with Mercury Records and a support slot with Selena Gomez on the UK leg of her Stars Dance Tour.

300,000 YouTube subscribers later and support slots with the likes of McFly and Selena Gomez, the buzz is certainly building for The Vamps - and it is clearly translating to downloads. Can We Dance is currently outselling its closest competitor, OneRepublic’s Counting Stars (Number 2) by more than 13,000 copies at this midway stage.


The Vamps - Can We Dance on MUZU.TV.

This week’s Official Singles Chart Top 5 is completed by Jason Derulo’s Talk Dirty (Number 3), Katy Perry’s Roar (Number 4), and Chase & Status, who are new in at Number 5 with Count On Me FT Moko.

New Entries

Dizzee Rascal rockets into the Official Chart Update Top 10 at Number 10 with his latest single, Something Really Bad FT Will.I.Am. The track is taken from his new album, The Fifth, which is also set to debut in the Official Albums Chart Top 10 this weekend.

Nelly looks set to score his 24th Top 40 hit this weekend with Get Like Me FT Nicki Minaj and Pharrell Williams (16), while former X Factor star Lucy Spraggan returns to the Top 20 with a re-recorded version of Last Night (Beer Fear) (Number 19). The original version of the track peaked at Number 11 on the Official Singles Chart last September before Lucy was forced to pull it off sale ahead of her appearance on the 2012 series’ live shows.

After clocking up two Top 40 albums, Northern Irish indie rockers Two Door Cinema Club look set to make their Official Singles Chart Top 40 debut this weekend with Changing Of The Seasons (Number 24). Fuse ODG is poised to follow up his summer smash, Antenna, with a Top 40 placing for his new single, Azonto FT Elephant Man, while fellow London MC Maxsta is on course to make his chart debut with Wanna Go FT Little Nikki (40).

And finally, Jason MrazI Won’t Give Up (12) and Emeli Sande’s Clown (37) rocket back into the Top 40 following performances on last weekend’s X Factor shows.

The Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows. The Official Singles Chart Top 100 will be posted in full, here, on Sunday at 7pm.

1 CAN WE DANCE THE VAMPS
2 COUNTING STARS ONEREPUBLIC
3 TALK DIRTY JASON DERULO FT 2 CHAINZ
4 ROAR KATY PERRY
5 COUNT ON ME CHASE & STATUS FT MOKO
6 SKYSCRAPER DEMI LOVATO
7 YOU MAKE ME AVICII
8 HOLD ON WE'RE GOING HOME DRAKE FT MAJID JORDAN
9 SAME LOVE MACKLEMORE/LEWIS/LAMBERT
10 SOMETHING REALLY BAD DIZZEE RASCAL FT WILL I AM
11 WAKE ME UP AVICII
12 I WON'T GIVE UP JASON MRAZ
13 WHAT I MIGHT DO BEN PEARCE
14 BURN ELLIE GOULDING
15 IT'S MY PARTY JESSIE J
16 GET LIKE ME NELLY/NICKI MINAJ/PHARRELL
17 SUMMERTIME SADNESS LANA DEL REY VS CEDRIC GERVAIS
18 SONNENTANZ (SUN DON'T SHINE) KLANGKARUSSELL FT WILL HEARD
19 LAST NIGHT (BEER FEAR) LUCY SPRAGGAN
20 LET HER GO PASSENGER
21 TAKE BACK THE NIGHT JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
22 WE CAN'T STOP MILEY CYRUS
23 A THOUSAND YEARS CHRISTINA PERRI
24 CHANGING OF THE SEASONS TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
25 LOST GENERATION RIZZLE KICKS
26 LOVE ME AGAIN JOHN NEWMAN
27 THE WIRE HAIM
28 BLURRED LINES ROBIN THICKE/TI/PHARRELL
29 APPLAUSE LADY GAGA
30 WE OWN IT (FAST & FURIOUS) 2 CHAINZ FT WIZ KHALIFA
31 WINGS BIRDY
32 AZONTO FUSE ODG FT ELEPHANT MAN
33 STRONG LONDON GRAMMAR
34 GIVE IT 2 U ROBIN THICKE/KENDRICK LAMAR
35 DO I WANNA KNOW ARCTIC MONKEYS
36 HOLY GRAIL JAY-Z FT JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
37 CLOWN EMELI SANDE
38 EARTHQUAKE DJ FRESH/DIPLO/DOMINIQUE YOUNG
39 TURN IT AROUND SUB FOCUS/KELE
40 WANNA GO MAXSTA FT LITTLE NIKKI

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