Zedd and Hayley Williams’ Stay The Night leads singles race

Will DJ Zedd and Paramore’s Hayley Williams' Stay The Night end Clean Bandit’s three week run at Number 1 on Sunday with Rather Be?

Will DJ Zedd and Paramore’s Hayley Williams' Stay The Night end Clean Bandit’s three week run at Number 1 on Sunday with Rather Be?

After three weeks at the top of the Official Singles Chart, Clean Bandit’s Number 1 reign could be coming to an end. The London-based classical quartet’s track, Rather Be FT Jess Glynne, is trailing Zedd and Hayley WilliamsStay The Night on today’s Official Chart Update.

According to the Official Charts Company’s sales data, the Russian/German DJ and producer (real name Anton Zaslavski) and the Paramore frontwoman are leading the race to Number 1 by 5,500 copies at this midway-stage.

The duo have an impressive chart pedigree between them: To date, Hayley has had six Top 40 singles with her band, and she scored a Number 1 in 2010 featuring on B.o.B.’s Airplanes, and Zedd teamed up with Foxes to score his first UK Top 40 hit this time last year with Clarity. Yet, while Rather Be is only Clean Bandit’s second Top 40 hit to date, they’ve already seen off the likes of Pharrell Williams, The Vamps, Will.I.Am and Miley Cyrus during their tenure at Number 1.

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

Pharrell WilliamsHappy slides one place midweek to Number 3, while Will.I.Am and Miley CyrusFeelin’ Myself holds firm at Number 4. Today’s Top 5 is completed by DJ Fresh and Jay Fay’s Dibby Dibby Sound FT Ms Dynamite (5).

New Entries and High Climbers

In addition to Zedd and Hayley WilliamsStay The Night (Number 1), there are five other new entries on today’s Official Chart Update.

Dapper Laughs looks set to claim his first Top 10 single on Sunday. The Vine star, who describes himself as a "proper lad giving lad advice on romancing the ladies”, is new in at Number 8 with Proper Moist, which takes its moniker from one of his video catchphrases. Superstar DJ David Guetta debuts one place behind him today with Shot Me Down FT Skylar Grey (9), and Le Youth and Dominique Young Unique enter at 10.

The Irish Brigade’s Roll Of Honour is set to climb into the UK Top 40 this weekend. Originally released in the ‘80s, the song has shot to Number 24 due to a campaign by Celtic fans who are opposed to the Scottish government’s Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 being enforced.

Meanwhile, Scottish singer/songwriter Nina Nesbitt is on course for her second Top 40 single with Selfies (29). John Legend’s All Of Me climbs 42 places to Number 30 following his performance on the Jonathan Ross show over the weekend. Ellie Goulding’s Goodness Gracious is up 11 places to 38, and London Grammar’s Strong climbs 31 places to re-enter the Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 today at Number 39.

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 STAY THE NIGHT ZEDD FT HAYLEY WILLIAMS
2 RATHER BE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE
3 HAPPY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
4 FEELIN' MYSELF WILL I AM/CYRUS/KHALIFA
5 DIBBY DIBBY SOUND DJ FRESH/JAY FAY/MS DYNAMITE
6 CRYING FOR NO REASON KATY B
7 TIMBER PITBULL FT KESHA
8 PROPER MOIST DAPPER LAUGHS
9 SHOT ME DOWN DAVID GUETTA FT SKYLAR GREY
10 DANCE WITH ME LE YOUTH FT DOMINIQUE YOUNG
11 READY FOR YOUR LOVE GORGON CITY FT MNEK
12 DARK HORSE KATY PERRY FT JUICY J
13 IF I LOSE MYSELF ONEREPUBLIC
14 HEY BROTHER AVICII
15 RIPTIDE VANCE JOY
16 BRAVEHEART NEON JUNGLE
17 TRUMPETS JASON DERULO
18 CAN'T REMEMBER TO FORGET YOU SHAKIRA FT RIHANNA
19 DRUNK IN LOVE BEYONCE FT JAY-Z
20 F FOR YOU DISCLOSURE
21 LET IT GO IDINA MENZEL
22 HOW LONG WILL I LOVE YOU ELLIE GOULDING
23 DEMONS IMAGINE DRAGONS
24 ROLL OF HONOUR IRISH BRIGADE
25 MILLION POUND GIRL (BADDER THAN BAD) FUSE ODG
26 LOVER NOT A FIGHTER TINIE TEMPAH FT LABRINTH
27 WILD HEART VAMPS
28 COUNTING STARS ONEREPUBLIC
29 SELFIES NINA NESBITT
30 ALL OF ME JOHN LEGEND
31 ADORE YOU MILEY CYRUS
32 WAKE ME UP AVICII
33 THE MONSTER EMINEM FT RIHANNA
34 TEAM LORDE
35 THANK YOU BUSTA RHYMES/Q-TIP/KANYE WEST
36 WHITE WALLS MACKLEMORE/LEWIS/SCHOOLBOY Q
37 ROAR KATY PERRY
38 GOODNESS GRACIOUS ELLIE GOULDING
39 STRONG LONDON GRAMMAR
40 WHAT NOW RIHANNA

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