Despite a very strong challenge from Ellie Goulding, Avicii holds on to the No1 spot on the Singles Chart for another week with ‘Wake Me Up’– his seventh week at the top – equalling Robin Thicke’s seven week record for this year with ‘Blurred Lines’.

Ellie Goulding’s ‘Burn’ debuts at No2 – the highest of four new entries in this week’s Top Ten. This is her best performance on this chart to date – her previous peak was for 2010’s ‘Starry Eyed’ which stalled at No4. For a third week The Hit TV show produces two new chart entries, the first of which, Johnny Logan, enters the chart at No3 with ‘Prayin’. This is his first appearance in the Top 10 since 1987. Famed for his Eurovision successes in the 80’s he took his 1987 winning entry ‘Hold Me Now’ to the top of the chart that year and his follow-up release ‘I’m Not In Love’ to No8. Duke Special, the second of this week’s Hit contestants, achieves the next new entry at No5 with ‘1969’ giving him his first chart appearance since 2007 when ‘Freewheel’ made it to No15. The fourth and final new entry in the Top Ten is for Lady Gaga’s ‘Applause’ – the first track to be taken from her forthcoming album ‘ARTPOP’. With only three day’s sales, rush released after an internet leak, she enters the chart at No10.

Kodaline also hold on at the top this week as they take a fifth week at No1 on the Album chart with ‘In A Perfect World’. Nathan Carter holds steady at No2 with ‘Where I Wanna Be’ while Imagine Dragons continue their recent climb up the chart to No3 – their highest position to date for ‘Night Visions’. David Guetta climbs back up five places from last week’s No9 to No4 with ‘Nothing But The Beat’ as One Direction also climb again to No5 – their first time in the Top 5 with 2011’s ‘Up All Night’ this year. In a week lacking in new album releases White Lies third studio album ‘Big TV’ is this week’s highest new entry at No41.

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