Calvin Harris scored his fourth U.K. No. 1 single as a lead artist, and sixth overall, yesterday (May 4) as “Summer” (Columbia/Sony) went straight to the top. Paolo Nutini, meanwhile, started a third straight week at the album summit “Caustic Love” (Atlantic/Warner Music), beating off the challenge of Damon Albarn’s solo debut “Everyday Robots” (Parlophone/Warner Music).
Harris’ first appearance on a U.K. chart-topper came when he featured with Chrome on Dizzee Rascal’s 2008 success “Dance Wiv Me.” His first bestseller in his own name came the following year with “I’m Not Alone.” In 2011 he guested on Rihanna’s “We Found Love;” in 2012 he hit the summit with “Sweet Nothing,” featuring Florence Welch, and last year brought another No. 1 in “Under Control,” featuring Alesso and Hurts.
The Official Charts Company reports that “Summer” finished the chart week almost 7,000 sales ahead of last week’s new entry at the top, Mr. Probz’ “Waves” (Left Lane Recordings). The singles that achieved that feat in the two previous weeks, Kiesza’s “Hideaway” (Lokal Legend/Virgin/Universal) and Sigma’s “Nobody To Love” (3 Beat/All Around The World/Universal), dipped 2-3 and 3-4 respectively. John Legend’s “All Of Me” (Columbia/Sony) and “Take Me Home” (ffrr/Parlophone/ Warner Music) by Cash Cash featuring Bebe Rexha each fell a place at Nos. 5 and 6.