Chart round-up: ‘All About That Bass’ goes to number one

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Meghan Trainor’s debut single, ‘All About That Bass’, has topped the UK charts this week. The single has also hit number one in many other places around the globe, including the US, Australia and Canada. As well as having an incredibly catchy beat, the song has also become renowned for its body-positive preach.

As a result of Trainor’s success, Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s collaborative track, ‘Bang Bang’ drops to second place, with Taylor Swift at third place and Sigma and Paloma Faith in fourth. Completing the top five is Calvin Harris and John Newman’s ‘Blame’. George Ezra, The Magician, Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz and Sam Smith fill the rest of the top ten, with the former having both ‘Blame It On Me’ and ‘Budapest’ in the chart’s top quarter.

Elsewhere, Labrinth’s ‘Let It Be’ and Ella Eyre’s ‘Comeback’ both enter the UK chart this week at 11th and 12th position, respectively. Gorgon City and Jessie Ware also have confirmed debut positions in the top 40 this week. With this week’s biggest fall awarded to Shift K3Y’s ‘I Know’, which drops 14 places to 39th in its second week of charting.

In the album chart, George Ezra has climbed to number one with his debut record, Wanted on Voyage. This is the album’s 14th week in the chart and has spawned the hit single ‘Budapest’. Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Barbra Streisand and Jamie T’s latest album all finish this week’s top five.

The second half of this week’s top ten is The Script, Oasis, Prince, alt-J and Genesis, with the rest of the chart saturated with new entries such as Gerard Way’s solo effort at 14th and Britain’s Got Talent‘s Lucy Kay at 18th.

Listen to the UK’s new number one below.

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