Major Lazer's 'Cold Water' Hits No. 1, Ending Drake's Domination of U.K. Singles Chart
The U.K.'s “One Dance” era is over. For the first time since April, the Drake track featuring Wizkid & Kyla (Cash Money/Republic/Universal) is not No. 1 on the singles chart. Its 15-week reign ended Friday (July 29) thanks to “Cold Water” (Because Music) by U.S. electronic outfit Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and Danish artist MØ. On the album chart, ELO's All Over The World compilation (Epic/Sony) climbed 7-1 to top the chart for the first time, 11 years after its first appearance.
“Cold Water” recorded 102,000 combined sales last week, a tally comprised of 5.56 million streams and 47,000 downloads, according to the Official Charts Company. It's the first U.K. No. 1 single for either Major Lazer or MØ, but Bieber's fourth. “Perfect Strangers” (Positiva/Universal) by Jonas Blue featuring J.P. Cooper held at No. 2 on the new chart, with Calum Scott's “Dancing On My Own” (Instrumental) up 4-3.
Chainsmokers' “Don't Let Me Down” (Disruptor) fell 3-4, as the Drake single tumbled from grace quite dramatically, landing at No. 5. Shawn Mendes' “Treat You Better” (EMI/Universal) rose 9-6, and there was a ten-place leap to No. 9 for Kent Jones' “Don't Mind” (Black Butter/Epic/Sony). MØ is also in the top 20 in her own right, improving 19-17 with “Final Song” (RCA Victor/Sony).
The ELO compilation made its chart debut in June 2005 at No. 11, in an initial 11-week run in the top 100. With the resurgence of popularity for the 1970s hitmakers in recent times, it climbed to a new peak of No. 3 earlier this month. It moved past one million U.K. sales after the current line-up of the band played at Glastonbury Festival last month. All Over The World becomes ELO's third domestic No. 1 album, after Discovery in 1979 and Time in 1981.
Christine & the Queens. U.K. labelmates of Major Lazer at Because Music, climbed again for another new peak with Chaleur Humaine, now up 3-2. Drake nudged 4-3 with Views as Adele fell 2-4 with 25 (XL Recordings). Coldplay's A Head Full Of Dreams (Parlophone/Warner Music) held at No. 5. It was also a banner week for British rock outfit Bear's Den, whose sophomore album Red Earth & Pouring Rain (Communion) was the highest new entry of the week at No. 6.