Radio 1’s Live Lounge Allstars and The Weeknd set for chart photo finish

Derrick Santistevan

The newest fight for Number 1 on the UK’s Official Songs Chart is going to be a photo finish in between BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge Allstars and The Weeknd.

Including a few of the greatest names in music such as Dua Lipa, Jess Glynne and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, the Live Lounge Allstars have actually come together to cover Foo Fighters’ Times Like These in help of Comic Relief and Children in Need, which debuted at Number 5 on recently’s Official Chart based upon simply 12 hours of sales.

While the Live Lounge Allstars took the early lead for the top in Sunday’s First Look publication, The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights pushed ahead the other day with a brand-new lead of simply over 6,000 copies. Today the charity cumulative have actually clawed it back, closing the space on their Canadian chart competing over night, and are now simply 1,100 chart sales behind, according to the newest Official Charts Business information offered today (April 30).

If the charitable cover can experience another strong day of downloads like it did the other day, the sought after leading area stays well within reach. If Times Like These reaches Number 1, it would likewise be the first time a Foo Fighters song makes it to the top of the Official UK Chart, and in the band’s 25 th anniversary year.

Martin Talbot, president, Official Charts Business remarks:

“After a mammoth chart battle last week, we have another on our hands this week – The Weeknd vs Radio 1’s Live Lounge Allstars looks set to be a photo finish. It is fantastic to see that both battles involve a charity record, a fact which demonstrates the British public’s continuing passion for a good cause, especially at challenging times like these.”

The cut-off for sales and streams to count towards today’s chart is midnight tonight. The final Official Chart Top 40 will be revealed on BBC Radio 1’s The Official Chart with Scott Mills this Friday from 4pm, with the full Official Songs Chart Top 100 released on from 5.45 pm.

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