Both the album and single charts are looking excessively loved up in the first week of the year.
This week in the UK Singles Chart, Mark Ronson held onto the top spot with his single Uptown Funk, featuring Bruno Mars. The catchy tune maintains its position for the third non-consecutive week, having set a streaming record with 2.5 million plays in its third week on top. The song’s combined sales reached a total of over 156,000, presumably enough to take Mr. Ronson’s future children through university.
Mark Ronson is in his third week of UK Chart domination, alongside funk champion Bruno Mars.
In second place this week, there’s a finally a newcomer – Phillip George, a 21-year-old DJ entered the chart with his debut single, Wish You Were mine. The loved up theme holds strong throughout the chart with Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud taking the third spot this week. So does that mean that people are extending their winter cuddle time past the holidays and into January? That’s the only logical explanation for all these ballads.
In the albums chart, singer-songwriter George Ezra's Wanted On Voyage returned to number one three months after it first topped the charts, pushing Sheeran's X into second place. Sheeran's album has spent 27 weeks in the top 10, and was the third biggest-selling artist album of 2014. Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour dropped one spot to take the bronze this week. Again, I’m sensing a pattern here. Check out the full chart list on the Official Charts Company website.