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UK Top 40 Recap – 15th June 2014

Ella Henderson

Last week saw Ed Sheeran claim his first number one. Will X Factor’s Ella Henderson prevent him from staying there for a second week?

There’s plenty of action down the bottom end of the chart this week, with a re-entry for DJ Snake and Lil John kicking things off at 37 with Turn Down For What. The song has been absent from the top 40 for two weeks, but reappears alongside two other re-entries. Zedd and Foxes re-enter for the second time this month at number 31 with Clarity. The song won a Grammy this year for Best Dance Recording. 5 Seconds of Summer continue moving back up the chart with the former number 1 She Looks So Perfect as they ascend to number 33.

The first new entry comes courtesy of Lil Wayne and Drake at number 36 with Believe Me. The first single from the former’s upcoming Tha Carter V it marks the 3rd collaboration for the pair to make the UK top 40. Believe Me is also the 8th top 40 entry from Drake and the 18th top 40 entry for Lil Wayne.

At number 30 we have Stronger Than Ever which is a new entry for Raleigh Ritchie. It marks the first entry on the chart for the British actor; Ritchie has starred in TV shows such as Episodes, Broadchurch and most recently in Game Of Thrones. As the World Cup kicks off this week we see a new entry for the official song from Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte. We Are One (Ole Ola) enters at number 29 today. Also re-rentering the chart thanks to the football we have the now infamous Three Lions in at 27. The son from David Baddiel and Frank Skinner has become the soundtrack to England in the World Cup and Euro Championships since its release back in 1996. Skepta and JME also enter at 21 this week with That’s Not Me. It’s the 7th entry on the chart for Skepta and the 4th for JME.

In a week with lots of action at the top and the bottom of the chart, the middle section is packed with songs dropping down. We have to go into the top 10 for the next new entry, which is a bittersweet entry for Rik Mayall who sadly passed away earlier this week. Originally recorded for the 2010 World cup, Noble England enters the chart this week thanks to an online campaign that started as news broke of his death. The song features Mayall reciting an adapted speech from Shakespeare’s Henry V.

Jason Derulo and Snoop Dogg rise a place with Wiggle at 8, while Little Mix score their 6th top 10 hit with Salute which rises to number 6 this week. Performed on the finale of Britain’s Got Talent alongside dance troupe Diversity it now matches the peak of their Sport Relief charity single Word Up! earlier in the year.

Tiësto and Matthew Koma enter at number 3 with Wasted, the highest entry on the chart for either act. The 7th top 40 hit for Tiësto it is only the 3rd entry on the chart for Matthew Koma who makes his top 10 debut. It is the latest single from Tiësto’s latest album A Town Called Paradise which also includes the number 6 hit Red Lights which entered the chart last year.

The 18th week in a row that a different song has been at number 1 Ella Henderson takes the top spot with debut single Ghost as last week’s leader Ed Sheeran falls to number 2 with Sing. Ghost was written by Ella alongside OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder. Ella becomes the 18th act from the X Factor to reach the top spot, she finished in 6th place in 2012 after a shock elimination against eventual winner James Arthur.

Predictons for next week:

Something tells me that the number 1 will be a close call this time next weekend. 5 Seconds Of Summer are the early favourite for the top spot with Don’t Stop which could replicate the success of debut single She Looks So Perfect. Ella has a strong chance of holding onto #1, as I expect sales for the 5SOS track will be frontloaded to the start of the week. New entries from George Ezra and Gorgon City should also make an appearance in the top 10. Here’s my top 5 prediction for next week.

1) 5 Seconds Of Summer – Don’t Stop
2) Ella Henderson – Ghost
3) Ed Sheeran – Sing
4) Sam Smith – Stay With Me
5) George Ezra – Budapest

One thought on “UK Top 40 Recap – 15th June 2014

  1. Pingback: Ella Henderson reaches the number one spot! | ORL Entertainment

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