Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’ remains top of the chart for a second week

by Martin
Meghan Trainor is top of the UK Top 40 this week for a third week
American singer Meghan Trainor remains top of the charts

American singer Meghan Trainor remains top of the charts

The Official Charts Company have today confirmed that for a second week Meghan Trainor has remained top of the Official Singles Chart for a second week.

Where has everyone else placed this week? Read on to find out the rest of the top five including new entries and high climbers – who just missed out on that number one spot?

‘All About That Bass’ from Meghan Trainor has been locked in a battle this week with Nicki Minaj and her brand new single ‘Anaconda’.

The Official Charts Company have confirmed that this week ‘All About That Bass’ stormed ahead to shift another 100,000 copies so it was safe to say, Meghan was going nowhere!

For Nicki Minaj and ‘Anaconda’ that lands in the Number (3) slot and claims this week’s highest new entry while her collaboration with Ariana Grande and Jessie J ‘Bang Bang’ is at Number (2).

‘Anaconda’ may sound slightly familiar, that’s because Minaj has sampled Sir Mix-a-Lot’s massive hit ‘Baby Got Back’. The track serves as the latest single from ‘The Pink Print’ – due out later this year.

Taylor Swift is at Number (4) this week with ‘Shake It Off’ which is also this week’s most streamed track with more than 1.4 million streams.

Taylor Swift in the Live Lounge for BBC Radio 1 earlier this week (© BBC)

Taylor Swift in the Live Lounge for BBC Radio 1 earlier this week (© BBC)

Debuting at Number (5) this week is Jeremih with ‘Don’t Tell ‘Em’ which marks the US R&B singer’s biggest hit in the UK to date since 2009’s ‘Birthday Sex’ which peaked at number 15.

Looking at new entries on the chart this week we can see that Ella Henderson lands at Number (7) with ‘Glow’. The track follows in the footsteps of ‘Ghost’ which was recently confirmed as the most-downloaded song of the summer. Ella’s debut album ‘Chapter One’ will be released next week.

Luvbug, the dance trio which is fronted by former JLS star Marvin Humes are at Number (13) with their track ‘Resonance’ while Usher is new at Number (16) with ‘She Came To Give It To You’.

Finally, to celebrate the launch of BBC Music, more than 20 musicians including the likes of One Direction and Kylie Minogue have covered The Beach Boys’ classic ‘God Only Knows’.

The track enters at Number (20) on the Official Singles Chart after just four days on sale. All proceeds from the single will go towards Children In Need. Check out the video below.