Band Aid 30 and One Direction soar to the top of the Official Singles and Albums Charts in the UK

by Martin
Official-Charts-Company
One Direction also took part in Band Aid 30

One Direction also took part in Band Aid 30

The Official UK Charts have just been revealed over on BBC Radio 1 and this week’s result won’t come as a surprise to many as we predicted on Wednesday’s midweek update.

The Official Charts Company have just confirmed that over on the Official Singles Chart, Band Aid 30 have soared to the top while One Direction are top of the Official Albums Chart.

First up, on the Official Singles Chart it has been revealed that after just one week on sale ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ from Band Aid 30 has shifted 312,000 copies.

Band Aid 30 which was once again organised by Bob Geldof features the likes of Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Bastille and a host of others and aims to raise money for those affected by Ebola in West Africa.

Ellie Goulding was one of the names to feature on Band Aid 30.

Ellie Goulding was one of the names to feature on Band Aid 30.

Elsewhere in the Top 5, new at Number (2) is Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne with ‘Real Love’ while Olly Murs is new at Number (3) with ‘Wrapped Up’ featuring Travie McCoy and ‘Thinking Out Loud’ from Ed Sheeran is at Number (4).

Finally, completing the Top 5 this week is French DJ and producer David Guetta who is at Number (5) with his latest smash-hit ‘Dangerous’ featuring Sam Martin.

There are a total of three other new entries on the chart this week including Wretch 32 who is at Number (8) with ‘6 Words’ while Rixton are at Number (12) with their new single ‘Wait On Me’.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds soar into Number (26) with ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’ and One Direction’s ‘Night Changes’ soars into the top 40 at Number (23).

Finally, 5 Seconds Of Summer rocket 130 places into the UK Top 40 with ‘Good Girls’ which finishes at Number (25) on the chart this week.

One Direction have stormed up the Official Albums Chart with 'Four'

One Direction have stormed up the Official Albums Chart with ‘Four’

Over on the Official Albums Chart it’s those One Direction boys who have soared to the top of the chart with their latest offering, ‘Four’, which has shifted a huge 142,000 sales this week.

The album gives One Direction their third consecutive chart-topping album and is the follow-up to their 2013 smash-hit ‘Midnight Memories’, which became the biggest selling album of the year.

Ed Sheeran is at Number (2) with his former chart-topper ‘X’, which is now spending its 22nd week in the Top 10 while Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ climbs to Number (3).

Pink Floyd fall three places to Number (4) with ‘The Endless River’, while Foo Fighters are at Number (5) with their new release ‘Sonic Highways’.

Looking at some of the new entries on the chart this week we can see Bette Midler is new at Number (6) with ‘It’s The Girls’ while ‘Nothing Has Changed – The Very Best of David Bowie’ is new at Number (9).

Katherine Jenkins is new at Number (10) with ‘Home Sweet Home’ while Nickelback are at Number (12) with ‘No Fixed Address’, Alfie Boe is at Number (14) with ‘Seranata’ and Bryan Ferry is at Number (19) with ‘Avonmore’.

To check out the full UK Top 40 then head on over to the Official Charts Company website where you can find out the Top 100 Singles and Albums currently in the UK.