Lana Del Rey celebrates a chart miracle of her own as Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding’s ‘Miracle’ (Columbia) spends a seventh non-consecutive week at No. 1 in the U.K.
The retro rave song, ‘Miracle,’ is once again the most streamed music in the U.K. It is also Harris’ second-longest single to remain on the charts there, surpassing the six-week runs of ‘We Found Love’ with Rihanna and ‘Promises’ with Sam Smith. The eight-week run of ‘One Kiss’ with Dua Lipa, the Scottish EDM star’s longest run, will soon be matched.
Goulding moves up the list of all-time performers during the ‘Miracle”s seven-week run. Cher and the Spice Girls have both spent seven weeks at No. 1 with their own songs, ‘Believe’ and ‘Wannabe,’ respectively.
This week’s highest debut goes to Lana Del Rey, whose ‘Say Yes To Heaven’ (Polydor) debuts at position nine. The 2012 song ‘Say Yes’ was never included on a Del Rey album. The sombre song was put on hold until it was recently leaked and started its own TikTok journey. It’s her sixth top 10 performance and her first top tier entrance in the United Kingdom since ‘Born To Die’ peaked at No. 9 in 2012.
Three songs from the annual song festival still hold strong positions on the U.K. chart even though Eurovision 2023 is in the books.
The 2023 winner, Sweden’s Loreen, sees her winning song ‘Tattoo’ (UMG International) drop 2-4; Finland’s Käärijä’s ‘Cha Cha Cha’ (WM Finland) drop 6-15; and Great Britain representative Mae Muller’s ‘I Wrote A Song’ (Capitol) drop 9-18 after a record-breaking week for Eurovision on the Official U.K. Chart.
‘Tattoo’ is the first Eurovision entry to spend two weeks in a row in the top 5 of the U.K. Official Singles Chart in 27 years, according to the Official Charts Company. The latest to do so was ‘Ooh Ahh…Just A Little Bit,’ a 1996 single by Australian-born U.K. competitor Gina G, which spent nine straight weeks in the top 5, including one week at No. 1.
Finally, ‘Padam Padam’ (BMG) by Kylie Minogue, the pop princess of Australia, enters the U.K. top 40 for the 52nd time. The electro-pop song is the Melbourne pop veteran’s highest-charting song in her adopted country since ‘Into The Blue’ reached No. 12 back in 2014. It debuted at No. 26 on the chart. In the UK, ‘Padam Padam’ is the song that has received the most downloads this week, topping both the Official Singles Sales Chart and the Download Chart.
– Riya Sohini