The 221st No.1 single of the 2010s, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa’s One Kiss becomes only the fifth to spend as many as eight consecutive weeks at the summit, reaching the target on sales of 49,432 copies (including 36,898 sales-equivalent streams).
Climbing for the fourth week in a row since it made its chart debut at No.16, I’ll Be There draws ever close to becoming Jess Glynne’s seventh No.1 hit. The track surges 5-2 (36,570 sales) to occupy the same berth that her Rudimental, Macklemore & Dan Caplen collaboration These Days held for seven agonising weeks before stepping up to No.1 for a single frame earlier this year. I’ll Be There remains top of the paid-for sales list (14,095 sales).
The day after his 25th birthday, George Ezra replaces himself in Top 10, with Paradise easing 6-12 (23,821 sales) after 11 straight weeks in the top tier, and Shotgun climbing 20-8 (25,790 sales). Both songs are from Ezra’s second album, Staying At Tamara’s, which itself advances 5-3, to spend its 11th straight week in the Top 5.
Meanwhile, on his 41st birthday, Kanye West’s new album Ye spawns his 19th Top 10 hit – Yikes (No.10, 24,122 sales) - and two more new chart entries - specifically All Mine (No.11, 23,855 sales) and Ghost Town (No.17, 19,103 sales), while the four other tracks on the album are ‘starred out’ but would be in the Top 30, were it not for the three track rule for primary artists. West has now had 54 Top 75 songs.
There are new Top 10 peaks for Solo (10-6, 30,871 Sales) by Clean Bandit feat Demi Lovato, and Better Now (9-7, 26,509 sales) by Post Malone.
The rest of the Top 10: 2002 (3-3, 36,271 sales) by Anne-Marie, Nice For What (2-4, 34,057 sales) by Drake, No Tears Left To Cry (4-5, 31,380 sales) by Ariana Grande and Flames (8-9, 24,476 sales) by David Guetta feat. Sia.
ACR ends the six week run in the Top 10 of Banx & Ranx and Ella Eyre’s Answerphone (feat. Yxng Bane), which droops 7-33 (13,101 sales) as the value of its streams halves.
Give Yourself A Try (No.22, 16,197 sales) is the first single from The 1975’s upcoming third album, and their 11th Top 75 hit. Its release coincides with fresh vinyl availability of their eponymous debut album and 2016 follow-up I Like It When You Sleep…, which re-enter the chart at No.49 (1,840 sales) and No.53 (1,770 sales), respectively.
The gently tropical Butterflies (No.24 15,853 sales) is the fourth and highest charting single thus far for London rapper AJ Tracey, and the seventh hit in less than a year for BBC Sound Of 2018 nominee Not3s – and there’s more UK rap from J Hus, who has his eighth Top 75 entry with Dark Vader (No.41, 10,504 sales).
Girls Like You is the fourth hit to be taken from Maroon 5’s sixth studio album, Red Pill Blues, and their 24th hit in all, debuting at No.28 (14,786 sales). It is a track which had sold fewer than 5,000 copies – including sales-equivalent streams – in 30 weeks, but is sparked into life as the new single version features a rap from Cardi B, albeit a 30 second cameo.
In the week when The X Factor’s 2016 winner Matt Terry was dropped from RCA, and 2014 winner Ben Haenow’s own label second album, Alive, sold just 151 copies on debut, 2012 winner James Arthur has his ninth chart single courtesy of You Deserve Better (No.54, 7,311 sales).
Also new to the charts are: Taste (78-59, 6,788 sales) by Tyga feat Offset, Jackie Chan (98-67, 5,850 sales) by Tiesto & Dzeko feat. Preme & Post Malone, Panic Room (97-73, 5,431 sales) by Au/Ra & CamelPhat and X (81-75, 5,398 sales) by Nicky Jam & J Balvin.
Passing the No.15 peak it scaled five weeks ago, I Like It rises 16-13 (22,420 sales) for Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J. Balvin.
There are also new peaks for: Leave A Light On (31-16, 19,303 sales) by Tom Walker, If You’re Over Me (23-19, 18,591 sales) by Years & Years, Back To You (27-23, 15,972 sales) by Selena Gomez, Oh My (39-36, 11,588 sales) by Dappy feat. Ay Em, Youngblood (52-37, 11,492 sales) by 5 Seconds Of Summer, Rise (72-47, 8,456 sales) by Jonas Blue feat. Jack & Jack, Lucid Dreams (69-53, 7,605 sales) by Juice WRLD, London (67-62, 6,204 sales) by AJ x Deno feat. EO and Fine Girl (73-63, 5,957 sales) by ZieZie,
Overall singles sales are down 0.54% week-on-week at 16,674,034, 27.42% above same week 2017 sales of 13,085,873. Streams accounted for 15,693,221 sales, 94.12% of the total. Paid-for sales are down 6.56% week-on-week at 980,813, and are 33.25% below same week 2017 sales of 1,469,299. They are below same-week, previous-year sales for the 253rd week in a row.