The Weeknd's Take My Breath claims the UK's Number 1 trending song

Plus new tracks from KSI & Lil Wayne and Fredo are making a big impact this week.

The Weeknd's new single Take My Breath is off to a strong start following its release last Friday (August 6), and takes the Number 1 spot on the UK's Official Trending Chart.

The Canadian artist's new track arrived after a wave of social media teasers and an interview in which he described the sound of his new record as "Quincy Jones meets Giorgio Moroder meets best-night-of-your-f**king-life party."

Take My Breath is co-written by The Weeknd and produced by Swedish pop supreme Max Martin - the pair have been working together since 2015's Can't Feel My Face. 

The track is on course to be the highest new entry on this week's Official Singles Chart, currently at Number 12 in the latest sales flash and set to become his 26th Top 40 single.

Meanwhile, KSI and Lil Wayne's brand-new collaboration Lose - a song that doesn't feature on his recent album All Over The Place - is also making a big impact this week and looks set to earn Wayne his first UK Top 40 appearance in two years, since his DJ Khaled collaboration Jealous in 2019.  

Following the release of Fredo's new album Independence Day, two of its tracks appear in the trending Top 20, the record's latest single Flowers And The Snow, and 14 ft. Potter Payper.

Elsewhere on the trending chart, other recent releases that are gaining momentum include Talk About by Rain Radio and DJ Craig Gorman - the Nelly Furtado-sampling dance track is set to continue its ascent up the Top 40 this Friday.

Wizkid's Essence ft. Tems is climbing fast and could earn the Nigerian star his first UK Top 40 as a headline artist, and David Guetta, Mistajam and John Newman's dance-pop take on Whitney Houston's How Will I Know, titled If You Really Love Me, is also on the cusp of entering the Top 40 this week. 

Official Trending Chart - August 10, 2021

POS CLIMB TITLE ARTIST LW CURRENT DIFF PREV PEAK
1   TAKE MY BREATH WEEKND NE 12 0  
2   TALK ABOUT RAIN RADIO/DJ CRAIG GORMAN 17 15 2 17
3   LOSE KSI & LIL WAYNE NE 16 0  
4   FLY AWAY TONES & I 19 19 0 16
5   KISS MY (UH OH) ANNE-MARIE & LITTLE MIX 20 20 0 17
6   NEED TO KNOW DOJA CAT 22 21 1 22
7   LET THEM KNOW MABEL 31 24 7 31
8   DIDN'T KNOW TOM ZANETTI 25 25 0 14
9   YOU FOR ME SIGALA & RITA ORA 29 28 1 29
10   HIGHER POWER COLDPLAY 34 30 4 12
11   FLOWERS AND THE SNOW FREDO NE 33 0  
12   2055 SLEEPY HALLOW 39 36 3 39
13   DON'T GO YET CAMILA CABELLO 41 37 4 37
14   ESSENCE WIZKID FT TEMS 47 39 8  
15

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IF YOU REALLY LOVE ME (HOW WILL I KNOW) DAVID GUETTA/MISTAJAM/NEWMAN 61 43 18  
16   14 FREDO FT POTTER PAYPER NE 44 0  
17   LIFE GOES ON PS1 FT ALEX HOSKING 48 46 2  
18   BETTER DAYS DERMOT KENNEDY 49 48 1  
19   ROLLIN' MIST FT BURNA BOY 53 49 4  
20

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ALL I KNOW SO FAR PINK 64 51 13 39

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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

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