Welcome back, chuck! Cilla Black back in the Top 40 after 40 years

The singer’s former Number 1 Anyone Who Had A Heart re-enters the UK Top 40 in today’s sales flash.

Welcome back, chuck! Cilla Black is back in the Official Singles Chart Top 40 after a 40-year absence.

OfficialCharts.com can reveal that Cilla’s 1964 hit Anyone Who Had A Heart is currently at Number 40 in today’s sales flash; climbing from Number 46 in yesterday's Chart Update.

Cilla’s first Number 1 single has been propelled back up the chart thanks to the success of ITV’s new biopic on the star, Cilla, which stars Sheridan Smith and documents the singer's rise to fame.

The latest instalment of the three-part series shows Smith performing the song, which was penned by legendary songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David and first released by Dionne Warwick.

Cilla first entered the charts in 1963 with the John Lennon and Paul McCartney-penned Love Of The Loved. Her last Top 40 entry was in 1974 with Baby We Can't Go Wrong, which peaked at Number 36. 

During that time, she scored 19 Top 40 hits, including 11 Top 10s and two Number 1s - her second being 1964's You're My World.

See Cilla Black’s full chart history

Keep an eye on OfficialCharts.com this Sunday to find out where Anyone Who Had A Heart places on the Official Singles Chart Top 100