Cheryl Cole is on track to bag her fourth solo number one with “Crazy Stupid Love”, with “Rude” by Magic! hot on her tail.
The energetic song featuring Tinie Tempah is the Girls Aloud singer’s final release as “Cole”, after she married boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini and took his name earlier this month.
“Crazy Stupid Love” is leading the chart race by 22,000 sales and has racked up 77,000 downloads to date, according to the Official Charts Company.
Fresh Canadian talent Magic! are heading for their first UK Top 40 success with their reggae style hit about a determined groom fighting with his potential father-in-law.
“Rude” debuted at number 76 three weeks ago based purely on streams and climbed to number 50 last Sunday. It currently sits at number two in the midweek chart.
Charli XCX is at number three with “Boom Clap”, after topping the chart with Icona Pop on “I Love It” last summer and sharing a number five hit with Iggy Azalea and “Fancy” earlier this year.
Former X Factor contestant Ella Henderson is at number four with “Ghost” while Rixton have slid from the chart summit to number five with “Me and My Broken Heart”.
Neon Jungle’s “Louder” is a new entry this week, currently at number nine, while Marc Kinchen’s “Always” and Cher Lloyd’s comeback single “Sirens” are also rising the chart.
Meanwhile, on the Official Albums Chart, La Roux’s second album Trouble in Paradise is challenging Ed Sheeran’s X to the number one spot. Sheeran has spent five weeks at the top so far to become 2014's longest-running number one album so far.Reuse content