Sam Smith And Normani Return To The U.k. Top Five While Dave Scores Two Top 10 Debuts
For yet another week, Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi owns the U.K. singles listing with his first chart-topper “Someone You Loved.” The tune, which will be featured on his upcoming debut full-length Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, has now led the charge for three consecutive frames, proving it to be a surprisingly sturdy smash.
“Someone You Loved” leads a very quiet top five, as the highest-ranking four songs don’t move at all from last week. Steady in second place is Calvin Harris and Rag’N’Bone Man’s “Giant,” which is still performing well, and which does have a shot at running the show at some point in the near future...if only “Someone You Loved” will ever relent.
Also steady are Mabel’s “Don’t Call Me Up” and Ariana Grande’s “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored,” which rank at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively.
Back in the top five is “Dancing With a Stranger,” the collaborative dance-pop single from Sam Smith and Normani. The song has thus far peaked at No. 3, but now that it’s on the rebound, there’s no telling how high it will rise again. Behind that tune, Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” dips to No. 6, while the Jonas Brothers see their comeback blockbuster “Sucker” also slide slightly to No. 7.
Hip-hop musician Dave debuts just-released songs at Nos. 8 and 9, instantly doubling the number of top 10 appearances he’s made in his career. First up is “Disaster,” which also features J Hus, who has now collected a pair of top 10 hits. Next is Dave’s own “Streatham,” which starts at No. 9. Both tracks are featured on his debut full-length Psychodrama, which just entered the albums chart at No. 1.
Rounding out the highest tier on the singles listing is Tom Walker’s “Just You and I,” which has climbed to No. 8 and spent a handful of frames inside the top 10.