Sunday, December 28, 2014

UK Singles Chart, 28th December 2014

1. Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

In the last chart of the calendar year, Mark Ronson's latest offering featuring Bruno Mars unseats our freshest X Factor winner, Ben Haenow's debut single from the top spot; topping the chart for a second non-consecutive week--clearing 187k in sales. In addition it also breaks its own streaming record this week--toppling the 2.3 million streams it garnered last week, with 2.4 million.

3. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
4. Blank Space - Taylor Swift

Sheeran spends an impressive 11th week in the top five with, "Thinking Out Loud," consequently blocking country-convert, Taylor Swift from ascending into the top three with her latest 1989 single, "Blank Space." This week, the single returns to its peak position of #4, after two weeks outside of the top five.

6. Heroes (We Could Be) - Alesso featuring Tove Lo

Swedish DJ, Alesso scores his third top ten single, and--I believe--first top ten as a lead artists. He's previously topped the chart as a feature on Calvin Harris' "Under Control" also featuring Hurts and at #8 on a remixed version of One Republic's "If I Lose Myself." This is Swedish singer, Tove Lo's second top ten, following her smash, "Habits (Stay High)."

11. Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
15. Shake it Off - Taylor Swift

This super-collab rebounds an impressive 23 spots up to #11--the longevity of this single is astonishing. It really is a shame it didn't do much to sell Jessie J's latest album Sweet Talker--which I believe was the whole point of this single. Unfortunately, Sweet Talker has yet to launch any other successful singles: Bang Bang's follow-up, "Burning Up," peaked at a lowly #79. And the fate of latest single, "Masterpeice," is to be determined.

Also re-bounding massively is Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off," climbing up 17 spots. If there ever was an obvious chart-topper that got away it would be this.

20. All I Want for Christmas is You - Mariah Carey

Dips two spots down to #20. See you next year Mimi.

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