Take That soar to the top of the Official Singles Charts as Olly Murs tops the Official Albums Chart

by Martin

Take That

It’s Sunday so that means it’s time to take a look at the UK Top 40 on the Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart courtesy of the Official Charts Company.

This week it’s Take That who are riding high at the top of the Official Singles Chart while Olly Murs is currently at the top of the Official Albums Chart with his third number one album.

First up with the Official Singles Chart it’s been confirmed that with their new single ‘These Days’, Take That have overtaken Band Aid 30 to take the top of the charts.

This for Take That gives them their 12th Number (1) single and their first charttopper in almost six years after ‘Greatest Day’ from 2008.

Take That

Speaking to OfficialCharts.com the band said: “We cannot believe it, we’re really made-up and we can’t thank everybody enough.”

For Band Aid 30 and ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ they slip into Number (2) after losing out to Take That by just 2,500 copies.

Olly Murs and Travie McCoy are at Number (3) with ‘Wrapped Up’ while at Number (4) it’s Ed Sheeran with ‘Thinking Out Loud’, and ‘Real Love’ by Clean Bandit is at Number (5).

Labrinth is at Number (7) with his latest single ‘Jealous’, McBusted are at Number (12) with ‘Air Guitar’ and Jennifer Lawrence is new at Number (14) with ‘The Hanging Tree’ which is lifted from the new ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ movie.

James Bay enters this week at Number (18) with ‘Hold Back The River’, Years & Years are at Number (22) with ‘Desire’, David Guetta and Emeli Sande are at Number (24) with ‘What I Did For Love’, Kiesza is at Number (30) with ‘No Enemiesz’ and Beyonce’s ‘7/11’ is at Number (36).

Olly Murs is back at the top of the Official Albums Chart

Olly Murs is back at the top of the Official Albums Chart

Over on the Official Albums Chart, it’s former X Factor alumni Olly Murs who has gone straight to the top of the chart with his new album ‘Never Been Better’ which has sold 93,000 copies.

Ed Sheeran remains at Number (2) on the chart this week with ‘X’ while last week’s chart-toppers One Direction fall to Number (3) with their latest offering ‘Four’. Sam Smith is at Number (4) with ‘In The Lonely Hour’ while Pink Floyd’s ‘The Endless River’ is at Number (5).

Debuting at Number (8) with ‘Listen’ is David Guetta marking his third album to reach the Top 10 in the UK. Susan Boyle is new at Number (13) with her sixth release ‘Hope’ and Boyzone are at Number (14) with their Motown covers album ‘Dublin To Detroit’.

The new Strictly Come Dancing album is at Number (22) while Jools Holland is at Number (17) with his collaborations album ‘Sirens of Song’. Meanwhile Barry Manilow is at Number (28) with ‘My Dream Duets’ and Mary J Blige is at Number (40) with ‘The London Sessions’.

If somehow you haven’t heard the latest offering from Band Aid with ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ then check out the official video below.