Liar Liar protest song against Theresa May makes the Top 5 in the UK Singles Chart

Captain Ska’s track criticising Prime Minister Theresa May Liar Liar enters at Number 4, claiming this week’s highest new entry on the Official Singles Chart

Originally released in 2010 in response to the coalition government, the seven-piece London band recorded a new version of their track ahead of the General Election that includes soundbites from several of May’s speeches and the lyrics: “She’s a liar liar, you can’t trust her, no, no, no”.

The band said in a statement:

"The success of this song shows people are fed up with this government of the rich, for the rich. We’re overwhelmed with the support and our message is that people do have the power to change society if we act together.”

All proceeds from the song between May 26 and June 8 will be split between food banks around the UK and The People’s Assembly Against Austerity, the track’s supporters.

Official Singles Chart: Despacito is now the longest-running foreign language Number 1 in Official Chart history

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee make Official Chart history today as Despacito becomes the longest reigning foreign language Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart

The track, which features Justin Bieber on the remix for its UK release, logs a fourth week in pole position with 129,000 combined sales – it’s highest one-week tally to date – made up of 59,000 downloads and 10.6 million streams.

The record for most weeks at Number 1 for a foreign language single was previously held by vocal jazz group Manhattan Transfer – their 1977 hit Chanson D’Amour logged three weeks at the top. 

Only nine other foreign language singles have reached Number 1 in the Official Singles Chart’s 65-year history. See the full list here – notable entries include Psy’s Gangnam Style and Las Ketchup’s The Ketchup Song.

Meawhile, the rest of the Top 3 remains unchanged: DJ Khaled’s I’m The One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne is at 2, and Liam Payne’s Strip That Down holds at 3. 

New entries and high climbers

British producer Jonas Blue claims his third Top 10 single this week with Mama ft. William Singe, up four places from last week to Number 8. Close behind is Rita Ora – her first headline single in two years Your Song debuts at 13.

Further down, Little Mix’s Power ft. Stormzy makes its debut at Number 27. The track is the fourth single from their chart-topping Glory Days album and earns the group at 17th Top 40 hit.

June 2, 2017 1:00pm ET by Official Charts Company  

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