Ava Max Is Still 'Sweet But Psycho' at the Top of UK Singles Chart
Ava Max moves into a third week atop the U.K. singles chart with “Sweet But Psycho” (Atlantic/Warner Music), while The Greatest Showman soundtrack (Atlantic/Warner) achieves a 26th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the album countdown.
The Official Charts Company reports that “Psycho” finishes the week 27,000 combined units ahead of its nearest challenger, Ariana Grande's “Thank U, Next” (Republic/ Universal), which holds at No. 2. Mark Ronson's “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” (Columbia/Sony), featuring Miley Cyrus, moves up 4-3, and Post Malone's “Wow” (Republic/Universal) 5-4; Malone's “Sunflower,” featuring Swae Lee, dips 3-5.
The highest new entry of the week, at No. 6, is “18HUNNA” (Relentless) by Drill MC Headie One, featuring Dave, who recently topped the chart himself with “Funky Friday.”
James Arthur and Anne Marie climb one place to No. 7, a new peak, with “Rewrite the Stars” (Atlantic/Warner Music).
There's a 14-8 climb for George Ezra's “Hold My Girl” (Columbia/Sony), which becomes his fifth top 10 U.K. hit. Freya Ridings improves 12-9 with “Lost Without You” (Good Soldier), the fifth week the track has held that peak position. It first appeared in the top 75 at the end of July.
Beneath The Greatest Showman, Ezra is at No. 2 again with Staying at Tamara's, while the A Star Is Born soundtrack (Interscope/Universal) moves back 4-3 and Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack (Virgin/Universal) 6-4. Fleetwood Mac's Rhino/Warner compilation Don't Stop – 50 Years hits a new peak, rising 8-5, and Clean Bandit's What Is Love? (Atlantic/Warner) makes the top 10 for the first time, jumping 15-9.
Further down the listings, 1960s beat favorites the Searchers are back in the top 40 of the album chart at No. 35 with Farewell Album — Greatest Hits and More (Sanctuary). It's their first time there since a previous compilation reached No. 11 in 2008. The new set coincides with the final tour by the group, which still features co-founder John McNally and Frank Allen, who joined in 1964. The vast itinerary started last Friday and extends until March 31, after which they will retire. The new retrospective includes all their best-known hits, such as “Needles and Pins,” “When You Walk In the Room,” “Sweets for My Sweet” and “Don't Throw Your Love Away.”
On the compilation chart, Now That's What I Call Music! 101 (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) logs a seventh straight week at No. 1, with The Greatest Showman Reimagined (Atlantic/Warner) holding at No. 2.