Chart round-up: Ed Sheeran overtakes ‘All About That Bass’


In this week’s singles chart, Ed Sheeran has overtaken the previously unstoppable ‘All About That Bass’, with his single ‘Thinking Out Loud’, which has jumped one place to number in its 19th week of charting. The UK’s new number one is Sheeran’s third single from his second studio album, x. It follows the number one track ‘Sing’ as well as ‘Don’t’, which reached the top ten.

As a result, Meghan Trainor’s debut single ‘All About That Bass’ has finally been knocked off top spot, and falls to second place. Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ continues to hold a place in the top five, jumping two places from last week, where it is third in its 11th week of charting. Close behind in fourth are Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj with their collaborative effort, ‘Bang Bang’, with Jeremih’s ‘Don’t Tell ‘Em’ in fifth. Parra For Cuva, One Direction, Waze & Odyssey & R. Kelly, Calvin Harris and Sam Smith finish this week’s top ten.

Elsewhere in the chart, we have a new entry from Calvin Harris with ‘Open Wide’ which features Big Sean and is taken from the producer’s upcoming album, Motion. This week’s biggest fall is awarded to Ella Henderson’s ‘Ghost’, which tumbles 15 places, finishing just in the top 40 in position 39.

In the album chart, Taylor Swift’s latest album 1989 has reached number one, making it her second album to do so in the UK following from 2012’s Red. The album has so far spawned the successful lead single, ‘Shake It Off’, and is releasing a second single, entitled ‘Blank Space’, as well as having unveiled promotional singles throughout the album’s highly-anticipated reveal.

Elsewhere in the top ten are more new entries: Led Zeppelin and Annie Lennox. As well as these, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Ben Howard, George Ezra, Neil Diamond, Status Quo and Ella Henderson all occupy spaces in the top quarter of the album chart. Outside the top ten, there are also new entries from Mallory Knox, Black Veil Brides, Young Fathers and more.

Listen to the UK’s new number one below.


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