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This frame has turned out to be pretty quiet toward to the top of the U.K. singles ranking, as only two tunes break into the top 40 this time around. While not many hits blow past the marker that determines when a song has become a real smash, there are several new tracks on the list promoted by superstars and two cuts continue to perform well, despite having already charted for a long time.
Here’s a look at five of the most important moves on this week’s U.K. singles chart.
No. 17 – Meghan Thee Stallion – “Savage”
Still a rapper on the rise, Megan Thee Stallion hits a new high in the U.K. this week with her current single “Savage,” which is taken from her recent EP Suga. The cut steps up from No. 22 to No. 17, becoming her first top 20 in the country in the process.
No. 42 – Twenty One Pilots – “Level of Concern”
Alternative rockers Twenty One Pilots aren’t sitting back and relaxing during this pandemic. Instead, they’re using these tough times as inspiration for a new single, one which helps raise much-needed funds for people in the music industry who are suffering because they can’t work.
“Level of Concern,” the first proper hit single related to the coronavirus and its effects on society, opens at No. 42 in the U.K., narrowly missing out on becoming a top 40 win for the duo. While it might not have entered the important region on the list, it does now stand as the two musician’s third-highest-ranking cut in the country.
No. 55 – Selena Gomez – “Boyfriend”
Following the release of the deluxe edition of her latest album Rare, Selena Gomez returns to the singles chart in the U.K. with what has clearly been selected by fans as a favorite among the newly-dropped tracks. “Boyfriend” opens at No. 55, giving the singer another win on the ranking. She has now appeared on the chart more than 25 times.
No. 94 – Dave – “Location (ft. Burna Boy)”
Rapper Dave exploded into the U.K.’s mainstream last year with his debut album Psychodrama, which went to No. 1 and which spun off a number of hit singles, including “Location.” The track, which features Burna Boy, once climbed to No. 6 (becoming the hip-hop star’s second-highest-charting release), and it has now spent 52 weeks somewhere on the tally.
No. 99 – The Killers – “Mr. Brightside”
Somehow, The Killers’ 2003 single “Mr. Brightside” continues to sell and stream amazingly well in the U.K., where it has slowly become one of the most successful songs of all time. The cut has now racked up an incredible 222 weeks on the chart, and it falls off and returns (as is the case this frame) time and time again for seemingly no reason. It’s back at No. 99 this time around, and it will probably disappear once again next week.