Written By | Hugh McIntyre
It didn’t take very long for EDM Cash King Calvin Harris and pop singer on the rise Dua Lipa to take their new single “One Kiss” all the way to No. 1 in their home country, as it only debuted at No. 3 in its first of two frames on the songs chart across the pond. The forward movement the two chart-toppers are currently enjoying has pushed another major player off the throne just as he arrived.
Drake owned the ranking last frame with his most recent release “Nice For What,” which was immediately powerful enough to debut at the top of the ranking without issue. In doing so, the catchy hip-hop cut became the rapper’s second leader of 2018, but it’s clear that “Nice” won’t rule for nearly as long as his previous champion “God’s Plan,” as it has already been knocked out of the way in favor of something a bit poppier.
Also down this week is “Freaky Friday,” the silly single from comedian and musician Lil Dicky and Chris Brown. The track bolted to No. 1 earlier this month, where it also held court for just one spin before Drake’s “Nice For What” snatched the crown. That cut comes in just ahead of George Ezra’s “Paradise” at No. 4, which is down two slots from its No. 2 peak, which now stands as the singer-songwriter’s career-high.
Rounding out the top five is Rudimental’s “These Days,” which features Macklemore, Jess Glynne and newcomer Dan Caplen. That song was forced to wait for a record-tying seven frames in the passenger seat before it finally made it to the summit, granting every artist another leader on the tally (with Glynne making history by grabbing a sixth No. 1 hit).
The lower half of the top 10 in the U.K. this week is filled by the following popular releases: Marshmello and Anne-Marie’s “Friends” at No. 6, Sigala and Paloma Faith’s new collaboration “Lullaby” at No. 7 (a new high point for the track), Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” at No. 8, Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign’s “Psycho” at No. 9 and finally Keala Settle’s “This Is Me,” taken from The Greatest Showman soundtrack, in last place.