Uptown Funk scores 7th week at Number 1: “It blows my mind”

It’s a lucky seventh week at Number 1 for funk-soul brother Mark Ronson.

Uptown Funk’s non-consecutive run at the top – it was interrupted by X Factor winner Ben Haenow during Christmas Number 1 week – means the track has tallied the most weeks at Number 1 since Leona Lewis’s Bleeding Love in 2007.

With six of those weeks being consecutive, Uptown Funk now overtakes acts which managed five straight weeks at Number 1 in recent years – including Duffy’s Mercy, Katy Perry’s I Kissed A Girl and Basshunter FT DJ Mental Theos’s Now You’re Gone.

An overjoyed Mark Ronson told OfficialCharts.com: “It’s such an incredible thing to be Number 1 even for one week. It’s my first Number 1 of any single I’ve ever had, so to be Number 1 for seven weeks is something that just blows my mind, it’s amazing. It’s cool because it means that you guys all like what we like, which is good funk music and dance music played by musicians. It’s insane, so thank you.”

Uptown Funk is also the most streamed track of the past seven days, notching up over 2.3m listens. Seven other tracks achieve more than a million streams this week: Hozier’s Take Me To Church (1.7m), Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud (1.4m), Wish You Were Here from Philip George (1.2m), Sia’s Elastic Heart (1.09m), Meghan Trainor’s Lips Are Movin’ (1.08m), Alesso FT Tove Lo’s Heroes (1.06m) and Like I Can from Sam Smith (1.04m).

Hozier’s Take Me To Church climbs one place to reach a new chart peak at Number 2, while Black Eyed Peas’ frontwoman Fergie scores her first solo UK Top 40 hit since Big Girls Don’t Cry, which peaked at Number 2 in 2007. L.A. Love (La La) rockets over 120 places to land at this week’s Number 3.

Meghan Trainor’s Lips Are Movin’ falls two to Number 4 and Rihanna returns to the Top 40 with a brand-new entry at Number 5. The Barbadian star shock-released new single FourFive Seconds, with Kanye West and Paul McCartney earlier this week.

New entries

Aside from Fergie (3) and Rihanna (5), there are five new entries in this week’s Official Singles Chart Top 40.

Newcomer Karen Harding debuts at Number 7 with Say Something. New at Number 13 is Rhymes by singer Hannah Wants and producer Chris Lorenzo. The track, which was first unveiled last year, samples Daft Punk’s 2005 Top 40 hit Technologic.

Maroon 5’s Sugar advances 33 places to break into the Top 40 at Number 22, and Selena Gomez lands her third UK Top 40 hit – The Heart Wants What It Wants is new at Number 30. The Weeknd completes our new entries, moving up from 41 to Number 33 with Earned It.

The Official Singles Chart Top 10 is below. View the Official Singles Chart Top 100 in full after 7pm.

1 UPTOWN FUNK MARK RONSON FT BRUNO MARS
2 TAKE ME TO CHURCH HOZIER
3 L.A.LOVE (LA LA) FERGIE
4 LIPS ARE MOVIN MEGHAN TRAINOR
5 FOURFIVE SECONDS RIHANNA/KANYE WEST/MCCARTNEY
6 WISH YOU WERE MINE PHILIP GEORGE
7 SAY SOMETHING KAREN HARDING
8 THINKING OUT LOUD ED SHEERAN
9 UP OLLY MURS FT DEMI LOVATO
10 THE NIGHTS AVICII

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