LF System are comfortably in the lead as of the Monday evening midweeks, although Harry Styles, now a month removed from his last week at the top remains the nearest close contender. George Ezra should complete the Top 3 with Green Green Grass having pleasingly turned into the summer anthem it was always intended to be.
After narrowly falling at the final hurdle last week, Ella Henderson should end up with the notable feat of having two Top 10 singles as part of two different acts, Nathan Dawe’s 21 Reasons should be joined by David Guetta’s Crazy What Love Can Do.
It is however set to be another slow week for new arrivals. The aforementioned Master Of Puppets and the Tiesto/Charli XCX collaboration Hot In It should make their way into the Top 40 after charting outside, leaving honours for the highest new entry going to a cut from Burna Boy’s new album Love Damini (itself set to chart at No.5 on the albums countdown). That track seems most likely to be the reciprocal Ed Sheeran collaboration For My Hand which has already been granted an official video. At what point does Ed Sheeran twig he’s become overexposed and vanishes for a couple of years like he normally does?
The albums midweek leader is - for the moment - James Bay’s Leap, although it has sold a mere 4,000 physical copies and is barely 300 sales in front of Harry Styles, meaning it seems fairly likely Harry’s House is set to return to No.1 once more.
See you Friday for the big reveal.