It’s that time of the week where we take a look at the Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart midweek update heading into Sunday and it’s looking like a chart that won’t surprise many out there.
At present, on the Official Singles Chart it’s Band Aid 30 with ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ heading for Number (1) while over on the Official Albums Chart it’s One Direction with ‘Four’ heading for the top of the chart.
First up with the Official Singles Chart, this one shouldn’t come as a surprise but Band Aid 30 are soaring straight to the top with the latest rendition of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’.
The track this time is fronted by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and U2 frontman Bono to name a few has already shifted more than 252,000 copies this week alone.
The Official Charts Company also confirmed yesterday that the Bob Geldof led single was now the fastest-selling single of the year so far after less than 24 hours on sale and is proving just as successful as their previous efforts.
At Number (2) heading into Sunday is Clean Bandit with ‘Real Love’ featuring Jess Glynne while Olly Murs is at Number (3) with ‘Wrapped Up’ featuring Travie McCoy while Gareth Malone’s All Star Choir slip to Number (4) with ‘Wake Me Up’ and David Geutta’s ‘Dangerous’ is at Number (5).
New at Number (8) heading into Sunday is Wretch 32 with ‘6 Words’ while Rixton are at Number (9) with ‘Wait On Me’. For 5 Seconds Of Summer, they are at Number (14) with ‘Good Girls’ and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are new at Number (17) with ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’.
Finally on the Official Singles Chart, One Direction are at Number (21) with ‘Night Changes’, Nicole Scherzinger is at Number (23) with ‘Run’, Pitbull is at Number (27) with ‘Fireball’ featuring John Ryan and Andy C & Fiora’s ‘Heartbeat Loud’ is at Number (31).
Over on the Official Albums Chart it has been confirmed that One Direction have stormed to the top of the charts with their latest album ‘Four’ – following 2013’s ‘Midnight Memories’ and are currently outselling the rest of the Top 5 after selling 94,000 copies at this midweek stage.
Meanwhile ‘X’ from Ed Sheeran is at Number (2), ‘The Endless River’ by Pink Floyd is at Number (3), Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ is at Number (4) and Foo Fighters complete the Top 5 heading into Sunday with their eighth studio album ‘Sonic Highways’.
At Number (6) is Nickelback with ‘No Fixed Address’, David Bowie is at Number (7) with ‘Nothing Has Changed’, Bette Midler is at Number (9) with ‘It’s The Girls!’ and Alfie Boe is at Number (10) with ‘Serenata’.
Katherine Jenkins is at Number (11) with ‘Home Sweet Home’, Bryan Ferry is at Number (14) with ‘Avonmore’ and Michael Ball is at Number (17) with ‘If Everyone Was Listening’ while ‘Hello Life Before’ from Shirley Bassey is at Number (20).
Daniel O’Donnell is at Number (22) with his latest album ‘Stand Beside Me’, Luther Vandross’ ‘Greatest Hits’ is at Number (27), ‘Back To Black’ from Amy Winehouse is at Number (28) while U2’s ‘Completer’ is at Number (34) on the Official Albums Chart heading into Sunday.