The Wanted chasing the sun all the way to Number 1!

The Wanted storm ahead of Fun FT Janelle Monae’s We Are Young, and look likely to score their third UK Number 1 single! Plus: See this week's Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 in full!

The Wanted have been super busy in recent months going head to head with fellow UK boy-banders One Direction in cracking the famously tough US market.  However, the lads are back in force on home soil with their sights firmly set on breaking this week’s Official Singles Chart with fresh new single Chasing The Sun.

Co-written by Example, the track is already storming ahead of Fun FT Janelle Monae’s We Are Young (2), and looking likely to give The Wanted their third UK Number 1 single.

Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe is still performing strongly in its ninth week on chart, on course for third place again this Sunday, with Alex Clare’s Too Close (4) a fraction behind, and blonde Kosovan bombshell Rita Ora completing the Top 5.

New entries

Hackney-born starlet Paloma Faith makes a return to the forefront of the Official Charts this week as Picking Up The Pieces, the Nellee Hooper-produced first single taken from her forthcoming second studio album,enters at Number 6 on the Official Chart Update.  Fall To Grace, the album from which the track is takenis released next week.

Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull have teamed up again after the success of their 2011 chart-topping collaboration On The Floor.  Dance Again is one of two new entries today for Pitbull, Dance Again is set for a Top 10 debut this Sunday, currently riding at Number 8.

In other new entries this week, is French DJ/producer Martin Solveig’s Night Out (33), Pitbull solo offering Back In Time (34), and Newton Faulkner’s Write It On Your Skin (38).


The Official Chart Update highest climber comes courtesy of Gavin Degraw’s I Don’t Want To Be up 58 places from 82 to 24.

The Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

1 CHASING THE SUN THE WANTED
2 WE ARE YOUNG FUN FT JANELLE MONAE
3 CALL ME MAYBE CARLY RAE JEPSEN
4 TOO CLOSE ALEX CLARE
5 R.I.P. RITA ORA FT TINIE TEMPAH
6 PICKING UP THE PIECES PALOMA FAITH
7 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW GOTYE FT KIMBRA
8 DANCE AGAIN JENNIFER LOPEZ FT PITBULL
9 WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN RIHANNA
10 DRIVE BY TRAIN
11 YOUNG TULISA
12 OLIVER TWIST D'BANJ
13 STARSHIPS NICKI MINAJ
14 LET'S GO CALVIN HARRIS FT NE-YO
15 LASERLIGHT JESSIE J FT DAVID GUETTA
16 30 DAYS SATURDAYS
17 LIVE MY LIFE FAR EAST MOVEMENT/BIEBER
18 MY KIND OF LOVE EMELI SANDE
19 ONLY THE HORSES SCISSOR SISTERS
20 REMEDY PROFESSOR GREEN FT RUTH ANNE
21 EXPRESS YOURSELF LABRINTH
22 PRIMADONNA MARINA & THE DIAMONDS
23 SO GOOD BOB
24 I DON'T WANT TO BE GAVIN DEGRAW
25 I WON'T GIVE UP JASON MRAZ
26 PRINCESS OF CHINA COLDPLAY & RIHANNA
27 BANGARANG SKRILLEX FT SIRAH
28 212 AZEALIA BANKS FT LAZY JAY
29 BOYFRIEND JUSTIN BIEBER
30 PART OF ME KATY PERRY
31 TITANIUM DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
32 CAN'T SAY NO CONOR MAYNARD
33 THE NIGHT OUT MARTIN SOLVEIG
34 BACK IN TIME PITBULL
35 SHE DOESN'T MIND SEAN PAUL
36 N****S IN PARIS JAY-Z & KANYE WEST
37 ONLY LOVE BEN HOWARD
38 WRITE IT ON YOUR SKIN NEWTON FAULKNER
39 TAKE CARE DRAKE FT RIHANNA
40 SPARKS COVER DRIVE

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