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  • I like most of Blossoms' songs but why have they gone all 1970s on us in their appearance?! Watching too many Harry Styles vids perhaps. I hope it's that as I really wouldn't want to see a mainstream return to flared trousers and frilly shirts.

    Nice to see mention of Let's Eat Grandma; really enjoyed a couple of their recent singles. Good solid melodic synthpop.

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    • Originally posted by Gambo View Post

      Nice to see mention of Let's Eat Grandma; really enjoyed a couple of their recent singles. Good solid melodic synthpop.
      yes. Sadly, they've been largely ignored by radio this time so the album won't peak as high as the previous one. Too pop for 6 Music, and no idea why Radio 1 passed on Levitation - single of the year so far.
      Great reviews.

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      • Wednesday Top 40 Update
        Source: Music Week
        Missing Data: unknown

        Singles

        1 Harry Styles - As It Was (36,985)
        2 Jack Harlow - First Class (25,223)
        3 Cat Burns - Go (24,836)
        4 Dave - Starlight (20,432)
        5 Aitch & Ashanti - Baby (19,678)

        6-10
        7 Camila Cabello feat. Ed Sheeran - Bam Bam
        8 Belters Only feat. Jazzy - Make Me Feel Good
        9 Future feat. Drake & Tems - Wait For U *

        11-20
        17 David Guetta, Becky Hill & Ella Henderson - Crazy What Love Can Do
        20 Benson Boone - In the Stars *

        21-30
        23 Lizzo - About Damn Time *
        28 Latto & Mariah Carey feat. DJ Khaled - Big Energy

        31-40
        38 Diplo & Miguel - Don't Forget My Love *
        39 Elton John & Dua Lipa - Cold Heart

        ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

        Albums

        1 Blossoms - Ribbon Around the Bomb (12,266) *
        2 Rammstein - Zeit (8,390) *
        3 Thunder - Dopamine (7,686) *
        4 Future - I Never Liked You (6,519) *
        5 Ed Sheeran - = (5,419)

        6-10
        6 Bloc Party - Alpha Games (4,702) *
        7 The Weeknd - Dawn FM ^
        10 Reef - Shoot Me Your Ace (2,864) *

        11-20
        18 ABBA - Gold: Greatest Hits

        21-30
        25 Let's Eat Grandma - Two Ribbons *
        29 Rush - Moving Pictures ^

        31-40
        33 Royksopp - Profound Mysteries *
        35 Bob Marley and The Wailers - Legend
        40 Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston ^

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        • Originally posted by Blondini View Post

          yes. Sadly, they've been largely ignored by radio this time so the album won't peak as high as the previous one. Too pop for 6 Music, and no idea why Radio 1 passed on Levitation - single of the year so far.
          Great reviews.
          Perhaps although in fairness to Radio 1 on this one it was on that station that I first heard 'Levitation' - it's been spun a couple of times at least on Clara Amfo's 'Future Sounds' show weekdays from 6-8pm. In fact, despite the significant tide of trash that gets played on that programme, nowadays it is primarily through that source that I find out about better new releases which aren't getting played on most other channels; when I glance through my '2022 Singles' playlist the majority were first heard on 'FS' or its follow-on show 'Future Artists' with Jack Saunders. If you can stand all the dross (such as the new Drake single!), there are usually some worthwhile nuggets interspersed among it. Just don't expect any of them to ever make the Top 100 charts!

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          • Official First Look Chart: Update
            Source: OCC / Radio 1

            1 Harry Styles - As It Was
            2 Jack Harlow - First Class
            3 Cat Burns - Go
            4 Lizzo - About Damn Time
            5 Dave - Starlight
            6 Aitch & Ashanti - Baby
            7 Fireboy DML & Ed Sheeran - Peru
            8 Camila Cabello feat. Ed Sheeran - Bam Bam
            9 Future feat. Drake & Tems - Wait For U
            10 Belters Only & Jazzy - Make Me Feel Good

            11 Jax Jones & MNEK - Where Did You Go?
            12 Taylor Swift - This Love (Taylor’s Version) *
            13 Ed Sheeran (feat. Lil Baby) - 2step
            14 Bad Boy Chiller Crew - BMW
            15 Luude feat. Colin Hay - Down Under
            16 David Guetta, Becky Hill & Ella Henderson - Crazy What Love Can Do
            17 Jack Harlow feat. Drake - Churchill Downs *
            18 Tate McRae - She's All I Wanna Be
            19 Mimi Webb - House On Fire
            20 Lauren Spencer-Smith - Flowers

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            • https://www.officialcharts.com/chart...ith-we__36278/

              09 May 2022
              Arcade Fire on track for fourth UK Number 1 album with WE

              Canadian alt-rock group Arcade Fire lead what looks set to be an all-new Official Albums Chart Top 5
              By Carl Smith
              Arcade Fire look to set to claim their fourth UK Number 1 album with WE this week.

              The Canadian alt-rock band – comprising Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, Tom Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara - currently lead a barrage of new entries midweek with their sixth studio album. To date, they boast three chart-topping albums in the UK; 2010’s The Suburbs, 2013 LP Reflektor and 2017’s supercharged Everything Now.


              MORE: See Arcade Fire's full Official Charts history


              Elsewhere in what’s on course to be an all-new Top 5, Sigrid sits at Number 2 midweek with her second studio album How to Let Go. Should it hold on, the album will prove a career-best for the Scandinavian star, following her 2019 Number 4 debut Sucker Punch.

              At Number 3, Soft Cell’s fifth studio album and first in over 20 years *Happiness Not Included could see the synth-pop duo return to the Top 5 for the first time since 1983. The record is also potentially on track to give the group – made up of Marc Almond and David Ball – their highest-charting album in their chart career that spans 40+ years.

              Also eyeing a Top 5 placing is London-born rapper Knucks, whose fourth release Alpha Place currently sits at Number 4. Meanwhile, Pennsylvanian rockers Halestorm look set for a Number 5 debut with their fifth record Back from the Dead.

              Meanwhile, Belle & Sebastian’s tenth studio album A Bit of Previous is on course to provide the Scottish indie group a career-high (6), Louisville rapper Jack Harlow also looks set to score his first UK Top 10 album with Come Home the Kids Miss You (8) and Californian rockers Warpaint also seek out a career-best peak with Radiate Like This, this group’s first album in six years (10).

              New Jersey native Sharon Van Etten could claim her first Top 20 appearance on the Official Albums Chart this week with sixth studio album We’ve Been Going About this All Wrong (11), while Kylie Minogue’s Infinite Disco could enter the Top 40 for the first time thanks to a limited-edition vinyl release (12).



              Elsewhere in the Top 20, Emeli Sande is on track to secure her fourth Top 40 album with Let’s Say For Instance (13), as Boyzlife could achieve their second with Old School (15). Daft Punk’s seminal 1997 album Homework returns to the Top 20 midweek as its first 2-LP pressing on the Daft Life label becomes available (16). See Daft Punk’s full Official Charts history here.

              Also looking set to enjoy a return to the Top 40 this week is Kate Rusby, whose album 30 Happy Returns sees the English folk singer reimagine hits spanning her 30-year career (23). Scottish folk group The Waterboys’ All Souls Hill is new at Number 26 midweek, while Dubstar’s Two is on track to see band members Sarah Blackwood and Chris Wilkie claim their first Top 40 album since 1997 (27).

              Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young could see three releases – taken from his Official Bootleg Series – enjoy Top 40 placings this week; live recordings Citizen Kane Jr Blues (25), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 1971 (34) and Royce Hall, 1971 (37). See Neil Young’s full Official Charts history here.

              Finally, New York rock outfit Sunflower Bean could score their second Top 40 album with Headful of Sugar this week (40).

              See the Official Albums Chart Update Top 100 here from 5.45pm.

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              • Official Singles / Albums Chart Update
                Source: OCC
                Missing Data:

                Top 100 Singles

                1 Harry Styles - As It Was (17,926)
                2 Jack Harlow - First Class (14,793)
                3 Cat Burns - Go (13,293)
                4 Lizzo - About Damn Time (11,361)
                5 Dave - Starlight (9,698)

                6-10

                11-20
                15 David Guetta, Becky Hill & Ella Henderson - Crazy What Love Can Do
                16 Jack Harlow feat. Drake - Churchill Downs *
                19 Taylor Swift - This Love (Taylor's Version) *

                21-30
                22 Latto & Mariah Carey feat. DJ Khaled - Big Energy
                25 Lost Frequencies & Calum Scott - Where Are You Now?
                27 Jack Harlow - Dua Lipa *

                31-40
                34 George Ezra - Green Green Grass *
                36 Tyga & Doja Cat - Freaky Deaky
                37 Dermot Kennedy - Something To Someone *



                ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                Top 100 Albums

                1 Arcade Fire - We (13,133) [11,017 physicals] *
                2 Sigrid - How To Let Go (7,005) *
                3 Soft Cell - *Happiness Not Included (4,521) *
                4 Knucks - Alpha Place (4,477) *
                5 Halestorm - Back From The Dead (4,068) *

                6-10
                6 Belle and Sebastian - A Bit Of Previous (3,587) *
                8 Jack Harlow - Come Home, The Kids Miss You (3,509) *
                10 Warpaint - Radiate Like This (2,353) *

                11-20
                11 Sharon Van Etten - We've Been Going About This All Wrong *
                12 Kylie - Infinite Disco (live) *
                13 Emeli Sandé - Let's Say For Instance *
                15 Boyzlife - Old School *
                16 Daft Punk - Homework ^

                21-30
                23 Kate Rusby - 30: Happy Returns *
                25 Neil Young - Citizen Kane Jr. Blues (live) *
                26 The Waterboys - All Souls Hill *
                27 Dubstar - Two *

                31-40
                34 Neil Young - Live At Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971 *
                37 Neil Young - Royce Hall 1971 (live) *
                40 Sunflower Bean - Headful Of Sugar *

                Click on the above relevant links.

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                • It's close on singles but Arcade Fire should get the number 1 album.

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                  • Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                    It's close on singles but Arcade Fire should get the number 1 album.
                    Not that close on singles.

                    On the week of Jack Harlow album release Harry Styles lead of 3k on Single charts is quite confortable - he will certainly be #01 again.

                    Last week Harry was 5k ahead on Monday and ended the week 11k ahead.
                    This week Harry is 3k ahead on Monday so will end the week 6k ahead most likely.

                    Harry is still way ahead with 3 times more sales on iTunes at #02 in UK (Jack is #14 on iTunes) while on Spotify Harry Styles is #01 with over 25% more daily streams than Jack Harlow that is till at #02.
                    Last edited by MadNuno; Mon May 9, 2022, 21:52.

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                    • ^ I suspect Robbie was just trying desperately to inject some greater excitement around the No 1 single by suggesting there might be some jeopardy of Mr Styles finally being topped! While to my ears 'As It Was' is infinitely superior musically and melodically to its nearest suitor and is therefore a more deserving chart-topper for me, there is no doubt that the whole upper tier of the chart has been seriously stagnant for some weeks now and more fresh entries, upward and downward motion would be welcomed whatever the relative quality of the tracks occupying those positions. It seems even ACR isn't suppressing some of these long-enduring hits. All feels a tad 2016 to me!

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                      • Wednesday Top 40 Update
                        Source: Music Week
                        Missing Data: unknown

                        Singles

                        1 Harry Styles - As It Was (34,409)
                        2 Jack Harlow - First Class (26,635)
                        3 Cat Burns - Go (24,756)
                        4 Lizzo - About Damn Time (22,738)
                        5 Dave - Starlight (17,950)

                        6-10

                        11-20
                        15 David Guetta, Becky Hill & Ella Henderson - Crazy What Love Can Do
                        20 Jack Harlow feat. Drake - Churchill Downs *

                        21-30
                        21 Latto & Mariah Carey feat. DJ Khaled - Big Energy
                        24 Lost Frequencies & Calum Scott - Where Are You Now?
                        26 Joel Corry, David Guetta & Bryson Tiller - What Wold You Do?
                        29 Leah Kate - 10 Things I Hate About You
                        30 Taylor Swift - This Love (Taylor's Version) *

                        31-40
                        31 Jack Harlow - Dua Lipa *
                        32 George Ezra - Green Green Grass *
                        35 Tyga & Doja Cat - Freaky Deaky
                        40 Tom Grennan - Remind Me *

                        ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                        Albums

                        1 Arcade Fire - We (16,141) *
                        2 Sigrid - How To Let Go (9,587) *
                        3 Knucks - Alpha Place (6,569) *
                        4 Jack Harlow - Come Home, The Kids Miss You (5,542) *
                        5 Ed Sheeran - = (5,034)

                        6-10
                        6 Soft Cell - *Happiness Not Included (4,838) *
                        7 Halestorm - Back From The Dead (4,534) *
                        9 Belle and Sebastian - A Bit Of Previous (4,145) *

                        11-20
                        11 Warpaint - Radiate Like This (2,921) *
                        13 Sharon Van Etten - We've Been Going About This All Wrong *
                        16 Emeli Sandé - Let's Say For Instance *

                        21-30
                        21 Kylie - Infinite Disco (live) *
                        26 Boyzlife - Old School *

                        31-40
                        31 Daft Punk - Homework ^

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                        • Didn't expect Taylor Swift song to hold on TOP 40!

                          Hope Kyilie "Infinite Disco" can hold inside the TOP 40.

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                          • Official First Look Chart: Update
                            Source: OCC / Radio 1

                            1 Harry Styles - As It Was
                            2 Cat Burns - Go
                            3 Kendrick Lamar - United In Grief *
                            4 Kendrick Lamar - N95 *
                            5 Lizzo - About Damn Time
                            6 Kendrick Lamar, Blxst & Amanda Reifer - Die Hard *
                            7 Jack Harlow - First Class
                            8 Sam Ryder - Space Man *
                            9 Fireboy DML & Ed Sheeran - Peru
                            10 Dave - Starlight

                            11 Aitch & Ashanti - Baby
                            12 Camila Cabello feat. Ed Sheeran - Bam Bam
                            13 Future feat. Drake & Tems - Wait For U
                            14 My Chemical Romance - The Foundations Of Decay *
                            15 Jax Jones & MNEK - Where Did You Go?
                            16 Ed Sheeran (feat. Lil Baby) - 2step
                            17 David Guetta, Becky Hill & Ella Henderson - Crazy What Love Can Do
                            18 Tion Wayne & La Roux - IFTK *
                            19 Bad Boy Chiller Crew - BMW
                            20 Tate McRae - She's All I Wanna Be

                            Comment


                            • Looks like Down Under and Make Me Feel Good are on ACR as expected...We will have to wait and see if the increase that was less than that of the market for Peru and Bam Bam last week is considered a decline (and hence DCL-2 and DCL-1 respectively) by whether Peru goes to ACR next week (assuming no increase again this week).

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                              • https://www.officialcharts.com/chart...urther%20still

                                16 May 2022
                                Eurovision: Sam Ryder SPACE MAN smashes into midweek Official Chart Top 5 - can it ride the wave all the way to Number 1?

                                Sam's competition for Number 1 currently consist of Cat Burns and Harry Styles.
                                By George Griffiths
                                Sam Ryder's SPACE MAN continues it's exciting journey up the midweek Official Singles Chart post-Eurovision, breaking into the Top 5 and surging past its placement on yesterday's First Look.

                                Yesterday, our Official Chart First Look saw SPACE MAN set to break into the Top 10 at Number 8 - the last Eurovision entry to score a Top 10 on the Official Chart was Scooch's Flying The Flag (For You) in 2007 (!).

                                Following his second place finish at Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Sam has the entire country behind him, and Official Charts Company data now sees SPACE MAN rocket up even further, smashing into the Top 5 and currently placing at Number 3. Keep track of Sam Ryder's Official Charts journey here.

                                This means that right now, Sam is potentially on the road to a UK Number 1 single - but first has to beat competition from rising singer-songwriter Cat Burns and dominant chart force Harry Styles.
                                MORE: Sam Ryder "couldn't be happier" with record-breaking Eurovision success


                                SPACE MAN is already the most-downloaded song of the week in the UK so far, and it's current midweek chart position is yet to reflect a large proportion of post-Eurovision streams...which means that you could expect the song to rise further still overnight.

                                Just 340 chart sales separate Sam at Number 3 from Cat Burns and Go at Number 2. A Top 5 finish for the track seems assured, but if Sam does want to challenge for that Number 1 spot, he will have to sustain his current momentum...and needs the country behind him to do so!

                                If the UK does rally around Sam and nab him a consolation Official Chart victory this Friday, SPACE MAN would be the first Eurovision to hit Number 1 in the UK since Gina G's Ooh Ahh (Just A Little Bit) all the way back in 1996.

                                Martin Talbot, CEO of the Official Charts Company says:

                                “The UK has gone Eurovision crazy this year, so it is fantastic to see Sam Ryder’s SPACE MAN making a genuine bid for Number 1 in the Official Chart this week. And, just as the nation was cheering him on last Saturday, they will no doubt be cheering him on through the rest of this week too. Let’s hope he can go one better than his second place in Turin and lead the field in the UK’s Official Singles Chart.”

                                Watch Sam Ryder's Eurovision Grand Final performance below.



                                Where to find out Sam Ryder's final chart position

                                Be sure to keep your eyes peeled on OfficialCharts.com and follow @OfficialCharts on social media throughout the week to follow this story as it soars into the atmosphere and beyond.

                                Tune into the The Official Chart with Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1 from 4pm Friday 20 May 2022 to hear the Top 40 countdown and the Number 1 revealed. The Official Singles Chart Top 100 publishes in full at 5.45pm.

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                                • https://www.officialcharts.com/chart...-fever__36351/

                                  16 May 2022
                                  Florence + The Machine heading for fourth UK Number 1 album with Dance Fever

                                  Plus new entries from Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys, Bear's Den and Radiohead spin-off Smile.
                                  By George Griffiths
                                  Florence + The Machine look set to secure this week’s Number 1 album with Dance Fever.

                                  The fifth studio album from the English alt-rock group lead by Florence Welch, they previously topped the Official Albums Chart with Lungs (2009), Ceremonials (2011) and How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (2015).

                                  So far, Dance Fever is leading the charge with over 26,000 chart sales and is currently the best-selling album of the week in the UK, both physically and digitally. See Florence + The Machine’s Official Charts history in full here.

                                  Kendrick Lamar returns this week with Mr Morale & The Big Steppers, his first album in five years is the most-streamed album in the country of the week so far and set to debut at Number 2.
                                  MORE: Can Sam Ryder clinch the first Eurovision Number 1 in 26 years?


                                  The Black Keys are also on course for a fifth UK Top 10 album with Dropout Boogie (4), while British folk band Bear’s Den’s Blue Hours could become their highest-ever charting LP in the UK (5).

                                  Legendary rockers The Rolling Stones are also looking to add a 42nd Top 10 record to their collection with Live At The El Mocambo (7) and Radiohead spin-off band Smile’s debut album A Light For Attracting Attention could be the final new entry in the Top 10 this week (9).

                                  Outside the Top 10, Toyah Wilcox’s band Toyah have re-released their 1981 live album Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! (11), which could outperform its original chart position of Number 22. Further down the chart, Slipknot’s 2001 classic second album Iowa has gotten a retrospective 20th anniversary re-release and is tracking to enter the chart at Number 22, it originally peaked at Number 1.

                                  Finally, Elvis Presley’s greatest hits collection Elvis – 30 1 Number 1 Hits could re-enter the Top 40 at Number 37 as anticipation grows for the upcoming biopic of the rock’n’roll legend. It’s recently been announced that former Eurovision winners Maneskin will cover If I Can Dream for the film’s soundtrack.

                                  See the Official Albums Chart Update Top 100 here from 5.45pm.


                                  ---------------------------------------------------------------

                                  they mean The Smile but they've not bothered to check beyond the OCC database listing

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                                  • Official Singles / Albums Chart Update
                                    Source: OCC
                                    Missing Data: unknown

                                    Top 100 Singles

                                    1 Harry Styles - As It Was (21,169)
                                    2 Cat Burns - Go (17,195)
                                    3 Sam Ryder - Space Man (16,855) *
                                    4 Lizzo - About Damn Time (15,569)
                                    5 Jack Harlow - First Class (15,181)

                                    6-10
                                    6 Kendrick Lamar, Blxst & Amanda Reifer - Die Hard *
                                    7 Kendrick Lamar - N95 *
                                    9 Kendrick Lamar - United in Grief *

                                    11-20
                                    18 Tion Wayne & La Roux - IFTK *

                                    21-30
                                    21 George Ezra - Green Green Grass *
                                    23 My Chemical Romance - The Foundations Of Decay *
                                    25 Joel Corry, David Guetta & Bryson Tiller - What Would You Do?
                                    29 Post Malone feat. Roddy Ricch - Cooped Up *

                                    31-40
                                    32 Benzz - Je M'appelle
                                    33 Ed Sheeran - Shivers
                                    34 D-Block Europe - Black Beatles *
                                    36 Diplo & Miguel - Don't Forget My Love ^

                                    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                                    Top 100 Albums

                                    1 Florence + The Machine - Dance Fever (26,315) [23,217 physical] *
                                    2 Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers (13,429) *
                                    3 The Black Keys - Dropout Boogie (4,260) *
                                    4 Bear's Den - Blue Hours (3,612) *
                                    5 Ed Sheeran - =

                                    6-10
                                    7 The Rolling Stones - Live At The El Mocambo (2,058) *
                                    9 The Smile - A Light For Attracting Attention (1,784) *

                                    11-20
                                    11 Toyah - Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! (live) ^

                                    21-30
                                    22 Slipknot - Iowa ^

                                    31-40
                                    37 Elvis Presley - Elvis: 30 Number 1 Hits ^

                                    Click on the above relevant links.

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                                    • https://www.officialcharts.com/chart...uccess__36362/



                                      17 May 2022
                                      Sam Ryder's SPACE MAN closes gap on Harry Styles in race to Number 1 on the Official Chart following Eurovision success

                                      As the country rallies behind Sam Ryder, could the UK Eurovision hero end Harry Styles' six-week reign atop the Official Chart?
                                      By Carl Smith
                                      UK Eurovision hero Sam Ryder has closed the gap on Harry Styles overnight in the race to become this week's Official UK Number 1 single, the Official Charts Company can confirm.

                                      After placing second to Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra and their winning track Stefania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 last weekend, Essex singer and songwriter Sam Ryder continues to rocket up the midweek Official Singles Chart with SPACE MAN.

                                      Sam scored 466 points at this year's competition in Turin, proving the UK's most successful entry since Imaani's Where Are You in 1998, and today closes the gap on Harry Styles in the increasingly-tight race for this week's Official Number 1 single.

                                      A very special Official Charts Company update today shows Sam has rocketed overnight past Cat Burns and her hit Go, and now currently sits at Number 2. Just 1,880 chart sales separate SPACE MAN from Harry Styles' Number 1 As It Was. Will Sam be able to catch up? It's all to play for before the Official Chart is unveiled this Friday on BBC Radio 1, but unlike Eurovision, it's the British public alone who will decide this one.

                                      Could Sam end Harry's six-week reign at the top and boast the first Eurovision song to hit Number 1 since Gina G's Ooh Aah...Just a Little Bit in 1996? If the UK continues to embrace SPACE MAN, there's no telling how far this song could go - in what is proving to be the most exciting chart race of the year so far.


                                      MORE: Sam Ryder 'couldn't be happier' with record-breaking Eurovision success


                                      As the country gets behind Sam in his bid for Number 1, a Top 5 position looks very likely indeed. Should he manage it, SPACE MAN would prove the first UK Eurovision entry to reach the Top 5 since Scooch's Flying the Flag (For You) back in 2007.

                                      Martin Talbot, CEO of the Official Charts Company, says: "The UK has gone Eurovision crazy this year, so it is fantastic to see Sam Ryder’s SPACE MAN making a genuine bid for Number 1 in the Official Chart this week.

                                      "And, just as the nation was cheering him on last Saturday, they will no doubt be cheering him on through the rest of this week too. Let’s hope he can go one better than his second place in Turin and lead the field in the UK’s Official Singles Chart.”

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                                      • There are now 5 versions of Space Man available - see iTunes thread.

                                        Music Week:

                                        The Eurovision hit, which propelled the UK to second position in this year's contest, has clocked up 35,514 sales this week, putting it narrowly ahead of Harry Styles' As It Was (34,534 sales). Cat Burns' Go posts 28,107 sales at No.3 ahead of Lizzo's About Damn Time (25,198 sales). Completing the singles Top 5 is Jack Harlow's First Class (24,251 sales). Two singles from Kendrick Lamar's latest album Mr Morale And The Big Steppers are new entries to the Top 10: N95 at No.6 (18,817 sales) and Die Hard (feat. Blxst & Amanda Reifer,18,391 sales) at No.7.

                                        In the albums chart, Florence And The Machine's Dance Fever is pulling ahead on 28,736 sales, with Lamar's fifth full-length in second place on 19,185 sales. While Dance Fever has 24,520 sales from physical, Mr Morale And The Big Steppers is only available digitally, posting 17,701 sales from streams and 1,484 from downloads. Trailing in their wake is Ed Sheeran's =, which posts 5,219 sales in its 29th week in the chart. The Black Keys' Dropout Boogie is at No.4 on 4,866 sales and Bear's Den Blue Hours (4,564 sales) completes the Top 5.

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                                        • Kalush Orchestra is at 34.

                                          Still waiting for full update.

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                                          • Wednesday Top 40 Update
                                            Source: Music Week
                                            Missing Data: unknown

                                            Singles

                                            1 Sam Ryder - Space Man (35,514) * [also has a CD single together with 5 digital versions]
                                            2 Harry Styles - As It Was (34,534)
                                            3 Cat Burns - Go (28,107)
                                            4 Lizzo - About Damn Time (25,198)
                                            5 Jack Harlow - First Class (24,251)

                                            6-10
                                            6 Kendrick Lamar - N95 (18,817) *
                                            7 Kendrick Lamar, Blxst & Amanda Reifer - Die Hard (18,391) *

                                            11-20
                                            12 Kendrick Lamar - United In Grief *
                                            17 Tion Wayne & La Roux - IFTK *

                                            21-30
                                            21 George Ezra - Green Green Grass *
                                            24 Benson Boone - In The Stars
                                            25 Lost Frequencies & Calum Scott - Where Are You Now?
                                            26 Post Malone feat. Roddy Ricch - Cooped Up *
                                            29 Benzz - Je M'appelle
                                            30 My Chemical Romance - The Foundations Of Decay *

                                            31-40
                                            34 Kalush Orchestra - Stefania *
                                            38 D-Block Europe - Black Beatles *
                                            40 Tom Grennan - Remind Me *

                                            ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                                            Albums

                                            1 Florence + The Machine - Dance Fever (28,736) [24,520 physical] *
                                            2 Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers (19,185) [17,701 streaming, 1,484 downloads] *
                                            3 Ed Sheeran - = (5,219)
                                            4 The Black Keys - Dropout Boogie (4,866) *
                                            5 Bear's Den - Blue Hours (4,564) *

                                            6-10
                                            7 Olivia Rodrigo - Sour
                                            8 Fleetwood Mac - 50 Years: Don't Stop
                                            9 Ed Sheeran - ÷ (Divide)
                                            10 The Weeknd - The Highlights

                                            11-20
                                            11 Eminem - Curtain Call: The Hits
                                            12 The Rolling Stones - Live At The El Mocambo *
                                            13 ABBA - Gold: Greatest Hits
                                            15 Harry Styles - Fine Line
                                            17 The Smile - A Light For Attracting Attention *
                                            19 Queen - Greatest Hits
                                            20 Oasis - Time Flies... 1994-2009

                                            21-30
                                            21 ArrDee - Pier Pressure [mixtape]
                                            22 Doja Cat - Planet Her
                                            24 Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
                                            25 Toyah - Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! (live) ^
                                            26 Bob Marley & The Wailers - Leged
                                            28 Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
                                            29 Michael Jackson - Number Ones
                                            30 Becky Hill - Only Honest On The Weekend

                                            31-40
                                            32 Sam Fender - Seventeen Going Under ^
                                            35 The Beatles - 1
                                            36 Lewis Capaldi - Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent
                                            39 Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston ^
                                            40 Elvis Presley - Elvis: 30 Number 1 Hits ^
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                                            • Ukraine also top 40, I wonder if we'll see any other ESC songs in the top 100 this week.
                                              1 Ofenbach |2 Harry Styles |3 Tom Aspaul |4 Harry Styles |5 Harry Styles

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                                              • Official First Look Chart: Update
                                                Source: OCC / Radio 1

                                                1 Harry Styles - As It Was
                                                2 Harry Styles - Late Night Talking *
                                                3 Harry Styles - Music For A Sushi Restaurant *
                                                4 Sam Ryder - Space Man
                                                5 Cat Burns - Go
                                                6 Lizzo - About Damn Time
                                                7 Jack Harlow - First Class
                                                8 Camila Cabello feat. Ed Sheeran - Bam Bam
                                                9 Tion Wayne & La Roux - IFTK
                                                10 Fireboy DML & Ed Sheeran - Peru

                                                11 Jax Jones & MNEK - Where Did You Go?
                                                12 Ed Sheeran (feat. Lil Baby) - 2step
                                                13 David Guetta, Becky Hill & Ella Henderson - Crazy What Love Can Do
                                                14 Future feat. Drake & Tems - Wait For U
                                                15 N-Dubz - Charmer *
                                                16 Kendrick Lamar, Blxst & Amanda Reifer - Die Hard
                                                17 George Ezra - Green Green Grass
                                                18 Kendrick Lamar - N95
                                                19 Tate McRae - She's All I Wanna Be
                                                20 Latto & Mariah Carey feat. DJ Khaled - Big Energy

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                                                • Aitch’s 1989 – which samples The Stone Roses and features Shaun Ryder - could debut at Number 25.
                                                  https://www.officialcharts.com/chart...e-year__36408/

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                                                  • https://www.officialcharts.com/chart...so-far__36414/


                                                    23 May 2022
                                                    Harry Styles’ Harry’s House claims the fastest-selling album of 2022 so far

                                                    Harry Styles is set to score his second UK Number 1 album this week, even boasting the fastest-selling record of 2022 so far
                                                    By Carl Smith
                                                    Harry Styles is off to an explosive start on this week’s Official Albums Chart as Harry’s House claims the fastest-selling album of 2022 so far after just one weekend of sales and streams, the Official Charts Company can confirm.

                                                    Already boasting the biggest first-week figures since Adele’s 30 in November 2021, Harry’s House has racked up over 61,000 chart sales so far.

                                                    It puts Harry Styles firmly on the way to a personal best this week - Harry’s House already surpasses the final opening week sales of the One Direction singer’s previous studio albums. Harry Styles totalled just under 57,000 UK chart sales in its first week in May 2017, while 2019’s Fine Line managed 49,000. Harry’s self-titled debut also looks set to return to the Top 40 as it rises to Number 28 midweek. See Harry Styles’ full Official Charts history here.



                                                    Elsewhere in the Top 5, German synthpop group xPropaganda - comprising Propaganda members Claudia Brücken and Susanne Freytag - eye a Number 2 entry this week with their debut collective album The Heart is Strange.

                                                    The Clash’s 1982 record Combat Rock is on track to return to the Top 5 this week thanks to a special edition re-release. The reissue, featuring twelve new tracks across limited edition CD and triple vinyl formats, sees the record land at Number 3 midweek. Combat Rock originally peaked at Number 2 upon its initial release.

                                                    Rounding off the Top 5 is a new entry from Mancunian alt-rock outfit Everything Everything. Raw Data Feel, the group’s sixth studio album, currently sits at Number 5. See Everything Everything’s full Official Charts history here.

                                                    Elsewhere in the Top 10, UK trap wave star M Huncho’s debut album Chasing Euphoria could score the rapper a Number 6 entry and his third Top 10.

                                                    A 35th anniversary release of Rick Astley’s 1981 Number 1 album Whenever You Need Somebody, remastered at Abbey Road, could see the record return to the Official Albums Chart (9), while Europiana Encore, a reissue of Jack Savoretti’s 2021 chart-topper Europiana, is also on course to return to the Top 10 (10).

                                                    Following the success of their comeback tour announcement and new single Charmer, N-Dubz’s Greatest Hits collection is on track to reach a new peak of Number 11 this week as it vaults 27 spots midweek. See N-Dubz’ full Official Charts History here.



                                                    Beach House’s Once Twice Melody, the American dream pop duo’s eighth studio album, could become the band’s fourth UK Top 40 LP and highest-charting to date (14), while Brighton-born indie group Porridge Radio’s Water Slide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky could provide them their first (15).

                                                    Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison is on track to claim his 43rd UK Top 40 album with What’s It Gonna Take? this week (22), while 10cc’s The Things We Do for Love – The Ultimate Hits Collection and Beyond collection is also sent to enter the Top 40 (23).

                                                    Australian indie rock quintet Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever could achieve a career best with their third studio album Endless Rooms (27), and finally, following the kick-off of their first UK tour dates in 11 years, recently-reformed rock band My Chemical Romance see their 2014 album May Death Never Stop You potentially fly up 15 places (40).
                                                    See the full Official Albums Chart Update Top 100 here from 5.45pm.

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