After debuting at No2 last week, Jay-Z protegée Rita Ora climbs to the top of the Singles Chart this week with ‘How We Do (Party)’, deposing Calvin Harris & Example who dip to No2 after just one week on top with ‘We’ll Be Coming Back’.
There are no new entries inside the Top 20, but there are several tracks moving firmly in the right direction: Of Monsters And Men climb from No10 to No4 with ‘Little Talks’, Nicki Minaj jumps from No19 to No8 with ‘Pound The Alarm’, Fun move up from No15 to No10 with ‘Some Nights’ and Wiley is up from No18 to No11 with ‘Heatwave’. The week’s highest new entry just makes the Top 30 – Cheryl’s ‘Under The Sun’ enters at No30 in its second week of release while Lawson take the next new entry with their second single ‘Taking Over Me’ at No32, an improvement on the No46 peak for their debut ‘When She Was Mine’ earlier this year. Coddle also make a showing in the Top 50 at No42 with their tribute to Katie Taylor, ‘Katie Taylor – Ireland’s Boxing Legend’, boosted by her Olympic Gold medal winning performances during the week.
Throughout the week there have been three runners in the race for the No1 Album spot, but on the final bend Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ pulled ahead and returns to the top – a position he occupied for one week back in June. Runners-up Adele and One Direction take the silver and bronze with ‘21’ and ‘Up All Night’ respectively. This week’s highest new entry is at No22 for Antony & The Johnsons with their fifth album ‘Cut The World’. Their previous best on this chart was 2009’s ‘The Crying Light’ which debuted and peaked at No8, but in terms of sales their most successful album to-date by a huge margin is 2005’s Mercury Prize-winning ‘I Am A Bird Now’, despite only reaching No17.