Top Chart Singles in the UK

Top Vinyl Records in the UK right now

Artists have been outdoing themselves this year with so many new singles and albums. Many of these songs are released this year, and some are still topping the charts months after their release. Here are the top songs in the UK on the top charts.

1. Easy on me- Adele
Adele’s latest album has topped so many charts and received so many streams worldwide. One of the songs that has gotten so much airtime and will be around for days to come is Easy on Me. It is a song that will age well. so far, many people are talking about it, which shows its potential.

1. Shivers- Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran is a great songwriter, and that is what comes clearly on the song is his skillset. Since he writes his music, you can see his passion in the song. Shivers has been on the UK’s top list since its release.

1. Oh My God – Adele
Even though it was released in 2015, Oh My God, it stays a favorite for so many in the music world. Based on the release of the album ‘Thirty,’ the song has received a lot of traffic and attention over the past year, which has brought the song back on the air. More people are listening in as they marvel at the journey Adele has taken.

1. No- Little Mix
Little Mix had so much going on for this year, and so many people expected them to actually fail after Jesy left the group. They have, however, gone to show that they are still strong. No is one of the songs the trio has sung since Jesy left, and it goes to show that they are stronger together.

1. Bad Habits- Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran’s Bad habits is another song that has gained so much attention around the world. The videography and the discography are so well combined that they leave fans wanting more. Bad habits are a song that topped the charts when it came out and kept topping the charts.

1. Cold Heart- Elton John and Dua Lipa
Performed by British Singer Elton John and Dua Lipa, Cold Heart is one of the lockdown session songs produced this August. With so many people at home listening in, it had so many people listening in, which propelled it to the top charts.

1. All too well- Taylor Swift
All too well was a part of the album Red. It started receiving a lot of attention after Taylor left her label and started redoing most of her songs. Most people loved the new version, which propelled the songs to go back to the top charts.

Even though the list is not exhaustive, it has some popular songs currently on the market. They are some of the top requested songs on most radios stations and the most streamed songs in most streaming services. Listen in and tell us what you think about them.

Lets take a glace at British music in recent history.

Below are a few stand out songs from yesteryear:

Shy Guy – Diana King
Diana King occupied the UK top 10 for seven weeks in 1995 with this track. Twenty years ago this week, Shy guy by Diana King reached its highest position of number 2 in the UK singles chart, having entered the top 40 three weeks previously at number 4. After one week at its peak position, the song stayed in the top 10 for another three weeks, two of them in the top 5, and then spent the final four weeks of its chart life in the lower top 40. Shy guy was released on the Columbia record label and was the only UK top 10 hit for Diana King. It was recorded for the film Bad Boys and appeared on its soundtrack album. It was also included on King’s album Tougher than love, which failed to enter the UK albums top 40, peaking at number 50. The single was certified silver.

Call On Me – Eric Prydz
By Gary Wallace on 22nd September 2014 | Tags: 2004, Eric Prydz, UK Number 1. Eric Prydz took this track to the top of the UK singles chart for five weeks in 2004. Call on me by Eric Prydz replaced Real to me by Brian McFadden at the top of the UK singles chart ten years ago this week in its first week of release. It stayed at number 1 for three weeks and then made way for Radio by Robbie Williams. After one week at number 2, the song returned to the top spot for another two weeks and was then succeeded by Wonderful by Ja Rule featuring R Kelly & Ashanti. The single stayed in the top 10 for another three weeks after falling from the top of the chart for the second time. A further ten weeks in the lower top 40 followed before the record left the chart. Call on me was released on the Data record label and was the only UK number 1 hit for Eric Prydz. The song featured a sample from Valerie by Steve Winwood, which failed to enter the UK top 40 when it was first released in 1982 but reached number 19 when it was remixed in 1987.

99 Red Balloons – Nena
Nena took this track to the top of the UK singles chart for three weeks in 1984. This week in 1994, 99 red balloons by Nena replaced Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood at the top of the UK singles chart. It had entered the top 40 three weeks previously at number 31 and broke into the top 10 two weeks later. The song spent three weeks at number 1 and then made way for Hello by Lionel Richie. It stayed in the top 10 for one more week, at number 2, and then dropped into the lower top 40 for the final three weeks of its chart life. 99 red balloons was released on the Epic record label and was the only UK number 1 hit for Nena. It was taken from the album Nena, which peaked at number 31 in the UK album chart later in 1984. The single was certified gold and was a English version of the German original, 99 Luftballons, although not a direct translation.

Blue Bayou / Mean Woman Blues – Roy Orbison
This double A-side by Roy Orbison spent nine weeks in the UK top 10 in 1963. This week in 1963, Blue bayou / Mean woman blues by Roy Orbison reached its highest position of number 3 in the UK singles chart. It had entered the top 40 six weeks previously at number 17 and broke into the top 10 a week later. After one week at its peak position, the single started to slide down the chart but stayed in the top 10 for another three weeks. A further seven weeks in the lower top 40 followed before the record left the chart. Blue bayou / Mean woman blues was released on the London record label and was the sixth of twelve UK top 10 hits for Roy Orbison. Blue bayou was taken from the album In dreams, which peaked at number 6 in the UK albums chart. The original version of Mean woman blues was recorded by Elvis Presley in 1957 for the film Loving you and appeared on an album of the same name that spent three weeks at the top of the UK albums chart. In 1978, Linda Ronstadt recorded a cover version of Blue bayou that peaked at number 35.

I Swear – All-4-One
All-4-One occupied the UK top 10 for twelve weeks in 1994 with this track. Twenty years ago this week, I swear by All-4-One was at its highest position of number 2 in the UK singles chart for the sixth of seven weeks. It had entered the top 40 seven weeks previously at number 17 and broke into the top 10 a week later. After falling from its peak position, the song spent another four weeks in the top 10, one of them in the top 5. A further four weeks in the lower top 40 followed before the record left the chart.
I swear was released on the Atlantic record label and was the only top 10 hit for All-4-One in the UK. It was taken from the group’s eponymous debut album, which reached number 25 in the UK albums chart. The single was certified platinum in the UK and was a US number 1. The original version of the song was recorded by John Michael Montgomery in 1993. Montgomery’s single did not enter the UK chart.

Shy Guy – Diana King
Diana King occupied the UK top 10 for seven weeks in 1995 with this track. Twenty years ago this week, Shy guy by Diana King reached its highest position of number 2 in the UK singles chart, having entered the top 40 three weeks previously at number 4. After one week at its peak position, the song stayed in the top 10 for another three weeks, two of them in the top 5, and then spent the final four weeks of its chart life in the lower top 40. Shy guy was released on the Columbia record label and was the only UK top 10 hit for Diana King. It was recorded for the film Bad Boys and appeared on its soundtrack album. It was also included on King’s album Tougher than love, which failed to enter the UK albums top 40, peaking at number 50. The single was certified silver.

Calling Your Name – Marilyn
Marilyn occupied the UK top 10 for three weeks in 1983 with this track. This week in 1983, Calling your name by Marilyn reached its highest position of number 4 in the UK singles chart. It had entered the top 40 three weeks previously at number 32 and broke into the top 10 two weeks later. After one week at its peak position, the song fell to number 7 for a final week in the top 10. A further five weeks in the lower top 40 followed before the record left the chart. Calling your name was released on the Mercury record label and was the only top 10 hit for Marilyn in the UK. It was included on his 1985 album Despite straight lines, which failed to enter the UK albums chart. The single was certified silver.

Doctor Doctor – Thompson Twins
The Thompson Twins occupied the UK top 10 for five weeks in 1984 with this track. Thirty years ago this week, Doctor doctor by the Thompson Twins was at its highest position of number 3 in the UK singles chart for the second of two weeks. It had entered the top 40 three weeks previously at number 18 and broke into the top 10 a week later. After falling from its peak position, the song stayed in the top 10 for another two weeks, one of them in the top 5, and then dropped into the lower top 40 for the final three weeks of its chart life. Doctor doctor was released on the Arista record label and was the fourth of five UK top 10 hits for the Thompson Twins. It was taken from the double-platinum-selling album Into the gap, which spent three weeks at the top of the UK albums chart. The single was certified silver.

We Are Detective – Thompson Twins
The Thompson Twins took this track into the UK top 10 for three weeks in 1983. Thirty years ago this week, We are detective by the Thompson Twins reached its highest position of number 7 in the UK singles chart in its fourth week in the top 40 and second in the top 10. After one week at its peak position, the song fell to number 8 for a final week in the top 10. A further two weeks in the lower top 40 followed before the record left the chart. We are detective was released on the Arista record label and was the second of five UK top 10 hits for the Thompson Twins. It was taken from the platinum-selling album Quick step & side kick, which peaked at number 2 in the UK albums chart.

Hold Me Now – Thompson Twins
The Thompson Twins occupied the UK top 10 for seven weeks in 1983 and 1984 with this track.This week in 1983, Hold me now by the Thompson Twins reached its highest position of number 4 in the UK singles chart. It had entered the top 40 three weeks previously at number 31 and broke into the top 10 two weeks later. After one week at its peak position, the song started to slide down the chart but stayed in the top 10 for another five weeks. It then dropped into the lower top 40 for the final four weeks of its chart life. Hold me now was released on the Arista record label and was the third of five top 10 hits for the Thompson Twins in the UK. It was the first track taken from the double-platinum-selling album Into the gap, which spent three weeks at the top of the UK albums chart in 1984. The single was certified gold.

Let It Rock / Memphis Tennessee – Chuck Berry
This double A-side by Chuck Berry spent five weeks in the UK top 10 in 1963. This week in 1963, Let it rock / Memphis Tennessee by Chuck Berry reached its highest position of number 6 in the UK singles chart. It had entered the top 40 five weeks previously at number 25 and broke into the top 10 two weeks later. After one week at its peak position, the song stayed in the top 10 for one more week, at number 10, and then spent the final three weeks of its chart life in the lower top 40. Let it rock / Memphis Tennessee was released on the Pye International record label and was the first of three top 10 hits for Chuck Berry in the UK. Let it rock was taken from the 1960 album Rockin’ at the hops, which did not enter the UK album chart. Both songs made other appearances in the top 40 as cover versions. Dave Berry and the Cruisers took a version of Memphis Tennessee to number 19 in 1963 and Let it rock was recorded by the Rolling Stones in 1971 when it peaked at number 2.

Electricity – Elton John
By Gary Wallace on 20th July 2015 | Tags: 2005, Elton John | Category: 2000s. This track by Elton John spent one week in the UK top 10 in 2005. This week in 2005, Electricity by Elton John entered the UK singles chart at its highest position of number 4. After just one week in the top 10, the song fell to number 22 for its final week in the top 40. Electricity was released on the Rocket record label and was the thirty-first UK top 10 hit for Elton John. It was written for the stage production of Billy Elliott the musical and also appeared on re-issues of Elton John’s gold-selling album Peachtree Road, the original version of which reached number 21 in the UK albums chart in 2004.

Love Games – Belle And The Devotions
Belle and the Devotions took this track into the UK top 40 for five weeks in 1984. This week in 1984, Love games by Belle and the Devotions reached its highest position of number 11 in the UK singles chart, having entered the top 40 three weeks previously at number 39. After one week at its peak position, the song fell to number 24 for a final week in the top 40. Love games was released on the CBS record label and was the only UK top 40 hit for Belle and the Devotions. The song was the UK entry in the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest where it came seventh.

Living On My Own – Freddie Mercury
By Gary Wallace on 13th August 2013 | Tags: 1993, Freddie Mercury, UK Number 1 | Category: 1990s. Freddie Mercury took this track to the top of the UK singles chart for two weeks in 1993. Living on my own by Freddie Mercury replaced Pray by Take That at the top of the UK singles chart this week in 1993, having entered the top 40 two weeks previously at number 5. The single spent two weeks at number 1 and then made way for Mr vain by Culture Beat. After falling from the top spot, the song spent three more weeks in the top 10, two of them in the top 5. A further four weeks in the lower top 40 followed before the record left the chart. Living on my own was released on the Parlophone record label and was the only UK number 1 hit for Freddie Mercury as a solo artist. The single was certified gold and was a remix of an earlier release. The original version of the song was released as a single in 1985 but failed to enter the top 40, peaking at number 50. It was taken from the gold-selling album Mr bad guy, which peaked at number 6 in the UK albums chart.

Set You Free – N-Trance Featuring Kelly Llorenna
N-Trance and Kelly Llorenna occupied the UK top 10 for nine weeks in 1995 with this track. This week in 1995, Set you free by N-Trance featuring Kelly Llorenna reached its highest position of number 2 in the UK singles chart, having entered the top 40 four weeks previously at number 6. After one week at its peak position, the song started to slide down the chart but stayed in the top 10 for another four weeks, three of them in the top 5. A further two weeks in the lower top 40 followed before the record left the chart. Set you free was released on the All Around The World record label and was the first UK top 10 hit for both N-Trance and Kelly Llorenna. It was taken from N-Trance’s album Electronic pleasure, which did not enter the UK albums top 40. The song had first entered the top 40 in 1994 but had only spent one week at number 39. In 2001, the single was re-issued as a remix and reached number 4.