Charts analysis: Taylor Swift tops 70th anniversary singles rundown

Seventy years to the week since Al Martino topped the inaugural UK singles chart – or ‘Record Hit Parade’ as compilers New Musical Express referred to it at the time – the 1,404th No.1, Anti-Hero, spends its third straight week at the summit for Taylor Swift on consumption of 57,525 units (2,445 digital downloads, 55,080 sales-equivalent streams). It was helped by a new mix, featuring co-writer and co-producer Jack Antonoff, from the band Bleachers.

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