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In something of a surprise move, Lewis Capaldi’s “Before You Go” vaults to the No. 1 spot on the U.K. singles chart, rising from No. 5 to the top in one step. The track is now his second champion in the country, and his first isn’t far from the new leader.
The Weeknd stands a chance of grabbing a No. 1 hit sometime soon with his current single “Blinding Lights,” which climbs to No. 2 from No. 4 this frame. The track follows in the footsteps of previous cut “Heartless,” which made it to the top 10 when it was first unveiled late last year. That tune is holding on closer to the bottom of the U.K. songs tally while the Canadian R&B star makes a play for the peak position. Both songs preview an as-yet-unannounced upcoming album.
Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” dips one rung to third place after hitting a new peak of No. 2 last frame. It looked like the viral smash was headed straight for the throne, but now it’s been pushed down by a pair of gainers, and it’s tough to say whether the global smash will be able to conquer the U.K. ranking.
After debuting in first place last week, Eminem and Juice WRLD’s “Godzilla” falls to fourth. The tune, Eminem’s tenth leader and the first for the late rapper, may rise again if it’s promoted as a proper single sometime soon.
Stormzy, Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy’s former chart champion “Own It” descends to No. 5 while Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” and Future and Drake’s “Life Is Good” swap spots, with the former rising to No. 6 and the latter declining to No. 7.
Back inside the top 10 is Billie Eilish with her latest single “Everything I Wanted,” which isn’t yet attached to any project, and which may forever live as a one-off. The tune likely gains thanks in large part to her success at the Grammys this past Sunday, where she was the top winner, taking home five trophies and making history by claiming the big four.
As he rules the roost for the second time in his career with “Before You Go,” Capaldi’s breakout smash “Someone You Loved” gains ground, lifting to No. 9. At the same time, newcomer Arizona Zervas sees his first hit single “Roxanne” decline in stature to No. 10.