Meghan Trainor holds on to top spot

Published: Sunday 26th October 2014 by The News Editor

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Meghan Trainor has won a fourth week at number one in the Official Singles Chart with All About That Bass.

The track, which was also this week’s most streamed song with over 1.4 million streams, is now tied with Clean Bandit’s Rather Be as the longest-running chart-topper of the year, the Official Charts Company said.

Finishing just outside the UK Top 40 at number 44 is Mike Read’s Ukip Calypso.

Earlier this week, the former Radio 1 star apologised for ”unintentionally causing offence” with the track, sung with a mock Caribbean accent, adding that he had asked his record company to withdraw the song from sale.

The song praises Ukip and its leader Nigel Farage, and says Labour ”committed a cardinal sin, open the borders let them all come in, illegal immigrants in every town”.

Figures released on Wednesday show the record was on course to be a hit as it was sitting at number 21 in the midweek charts.

Ukip blamed ”synthetic outrage” for DJ Read’s decision to withdraw his song from sale.

Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran climbs two places to number two with Thinking Out Loud.

The song, which logs its 18th week on the chart, also broke the million streams mark this week with more than 1.2 million streams.

House duo Waze & Odyssey claim the highest new entry at number three with Bump & Grind 2014.

Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s Bang Bang is at number four and Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off completes the top five.

Ben Howard has scored his first number one on the Official Albums Chart with I Forget Where We Were.

Heavy metal band Slipknot take second place on this week’s chart with their fifth album .5: The Gray Chapter, while Ed Sheeran’s X is at number three.

Diamond is new at number four with his 32nd album Melody Road and Status Quo complete the top five with Aquostic (Stripped Bare).

Published: Sunday 26th October 2014 by The News Editor

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