It’ll take something special to stop Harry Styles from retaining the U.K. chart title with “As It Was” (via Columbia).
Styles’ latest hit, the first single lifted from his forthcoming third studio album, Harry’s House, leads the midweek chart. If it holds firm when the positions are confirmed later this week, it’ll give the English pop star a fourth consecutive week in charge of the Official U.K. Singles Chart.
Meanwhile, Cat Burns’ “Go” (RCA/Since 93) looks set for a new peak, climbing 5-3 on the Official Chart Update, while London rapper Potter Payper could bag his first U.K. Top 10 as “Gangsteritus” (0207) with Tiggs Da Author looks set to fly 40-10.
A special 7” vinyl release of “The Lakes” tied into Record Store Day 2022 could give Taylor Swift another U.K. chart appearance. “The Lakes” (EMI) is set to arrive for the first time at No. 25. Swift already has 40 Top 40 appearances on the weekly U.K. singles survey.
The Official U.K. Singles Chart is presented late Friday.