As “Flowers” (through Columbia) establishes a sizable early lead in the U.K. chart race, Miley Cyrus should once again win the prize. According to the OCC, Cyrus’ most recent single is “flying” on the midweek chart and is in a good position to earn a fifth straight week at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart when it is released late on Friday.
“Flowers” has comfortably outlasted Miley’s previous No. 1 singles “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball,” both from 2013 in terms of weeks spent at the top. With “Boy’s a liar,” PinkPantheress may jump to a new peak position and a career-high on the most recent chart explosion (Warner Bros). The song rises 15-4 on the Official Chart Update thanks to the release of a remix with rising American rapper Ice Spice.
The BBC Sound of 2022 winner has had three top 40 songs, including “Boy’s a liar,” which gave her her first-ever top 10 performance last week. In the meantime, Coi Leray’s popular song “Players” (Uptown/Republic Records) is climbing the list and is almost ready to land the American rapper in the top 10. It is up 12 to 11 from the midweek poll.
With “Lost” (Warner Bros), a previously unheard song that includes vocals from the band’s late lead vocalist Chester Bennington, Linkin Park finally makes a notable impression on the chart surge.
It will be the nu-metal act’s 18th time in the U.K. top 40 and will debut at No. 16 on the chart explosion. On Meteora 20, the 20th-anniversary reissue of their sophomore album, “Lost” is one of six unheard tracks. On April 7, Warner Records will release Meteora’s 20th Anniversary Edition.