Will.I.Am and Miley Cyrus neck-and-neck with Clean Bandit in singles r

Clean Bandit go head-to-head with Will.I.Am and friends in the race to score this week’s Official Number 1 single.

Clean Bandit go head-to-head with Will.I.Am and friends in the race to score this week’s Official Number 1 single.

Clean Bandit have a fight on their hands if they want to hold onto the Number 1 spot on this week’s Official Singles Chart

The London-based classical crossover quartet’s Rather Be FT Jess Glynne is neck-and-neck with Will.I.Am’s Feelin’ Myself FT Miley Cyrus, French Montana and Wiz Khalifa (Number 2 today). According to the Official Charts Company’s latest sales data, less than 800 copies currently separate the two singles.

Rather Be debuted at Number 1 on Sunday earning Clean Bandit their first ever Number 1. With 163,000 sales, it also became the fastest selling single of 2014 so far, and scored the biggest sale for a track released in January since Babylon Zoo’s Spaceman back in 1996.

Despite Clean Bandit’s impressive chart run last week, it would be foolish to bet against Will.I.Am and friends who have 12 Official Singles Chart Number 1s between them; the Black Eyed Peas mainman currently has nine, while Miley Cyrus has two UK chart-toppers, and Wiz Khalifa has appeared on one.

Tune in to BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart Show with Jameela Jamil this Sunday (February 2) from 4pm Sunday to see who emerges victorious, and log on to www.officialcharts.com at 7pm to see the Top 100 in full.

New Entries

Kye Gibbon and Matt Scott, AKA Gorgon City, are on track to score this week’s second highest new entry with Ready For Your Love (Number 3). The electronic duo have teamed up with Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and producer MNEK (The Saturdays, Little Mix, Kylie Minogue) for what is set to become their debut Top 10 hit.

Katy B is on course for a second Top 20 hit from her upcoming album, Little Red. Co-written by Robbie Williams collaborator Guy Chambers, Katy’s new single, Crying For No Reason, is new in at Number 5 on today’s Official Singles Chart Update. If U Got It, Chris Malinchak’s follow up to his 2013 Number 2 hit So Good To Me, enters the Update at 16, while Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s new single, Young Blood, makes its Top 40 debut at 36 today.

The Official Singles Chart Top 10 is as follows. Click here to see the Official Singles Chart Top 100 in full after 7pm.

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 RATHER BE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE
2 FEELIN' MYSELF WILL.I.AM/CYRUS/KHALIFA
3 READY FOR YOUR LOVE GORGON CITY FT MNEK
4 HAPPY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
5 CRYING FOR NO REASON KATY B
6 TIMBER PITBULL FT KESHA
7 BRAVEHEART NEON JUNGLE
8 HEY BROTHER AVICII
9 WILD HEART VAMPS
10 TRUMPETS JASON DERULO
11 DRUNK IN LOVE BEYONCE FT JAY-Z
12 MILLION POUND GIRL (BADDER THAN BAD) FUSE ODG
13 RIPTIDE VANCE JOY
14 HOW LONG WILL I LOVE YOU ELLIE GOULDING
15 IF I LOSE MYSELF ONEREPUBLIC
16 IF U GOT IT CHRIS MALINCHAK
17 CONTROL MATRIX & FUTUREBOUND/MARSHALL
18 THANK YOU BUSTA RHYMES/Q-TIP/KANYE WEST
19 LET IT GO IDINA MENZEL
20 TURN BACK TIME SUB FOCUS
21 IT'S RAINING MEN WEATHER GIRLS
22 THE MONSTER EMINEM FT RIHANNA
23 LOVER NOT A FIGHTER TINIE TEMPAH FT LABRINTH
24 ROYALS LORDE
25 COUNTING STARS ONEREPUBLIC
26 DARK HORSE KATY PERRY FT JUICY J
27 WHITE WALLS MACKLEMORE/LEWIS/SCHOOLBOY Q
28 XO BEYONCE
29 OF THE NIGHT BASTILLE
30 ANIMALS MARTIN GARRIX
31 SHOW ME KID INK FT CHRIS BROWN
32 LITTLE ME LITTLE MIX
33 WAKE ME UP AVICII
34 ROAR KATY PERRY
35 ADORE YOU MILEY CYRUS
36 YOUNG BLOOD SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR
37 SAIL AWOLNATION
38 DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN ELYAR FOX
39 STORY OF MY LIFE ONE DIRECTION
40 GET LUCKY DAFT PUNK FT PHARRELL WILLIAMS

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