Adele’s “Hello” is bolting to some third week atop the U.K. singles chart.
The British singer’s comeback song is undoubtedly the most popular single inside the U.K. on the mid-week point of the chart cycle, where it holds a plus of 21,000 combined sales on its nearest rival, Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” (Def Jam), which holds at No. 2.
It’s been shocking and a spectacular return for Adele, whose latest single exploded on top of the Official U.K. Singles Chart a couple weeks ago because biggest-chart topper in several years and claimed the market’s one-week streaming record. Check Adele Hello sheet music page.
The 5 on the Official Singles Chart Update is filled-out by WSTRN’s “IN2”, which rises 91-3; Fleur East’s “Sax” (Syco Music), new at No. 4; and Sam Smith’s James Bond theme, “Writing’s On the Wall”(Capitol), which drops 3-5.
Aurora’s cover of Oasis’ “Half the World Away” (Decca) opens at No. 6 within the mid-week chart, on account of its prominent placement in retailer John Lewis’ tear-jerking Christmas TV an internet-based promotion. Meanwhile, Coldplay’s new single “Adventure of any Lifetime” (Parlophone) is poised to produce a solid debut. The song, the 1st lifted on the band’s forthcoming album release A Head Full of Dreams (due out Dec. 4), opens at No. 8 for the mid-week tally.
On the albums survey, meanwhile, Little Mix was in pole position to get the new No. 1 using the pop group’s third set Get Weird (Syco). Though the four-piece won’t be celebrating yet. Their album is only 566 chart sales in front of Elvis Presley’s If I Can Dream (RCA/Legacy Recordings) around the Official Albums Chart Update.
If I Can Dream, a group of Elvis standards reworked because of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, a week ago became The King’s 12th U.K. No. 1 album, a list for a male solo artist. The late rocker’s chart feat places him level with Madonna in second spot for most No. 1s. The Beatles will be the outright leaders with 15.
The U.K.’s singles and albums charts are compiled with the OCC, according to sales of downloads, CDs, vinyl and audio streams. The new charts are published late Friday local time.