FIRST LOOK AT THE TOP 20 AHEAD OF FRIDAY’S OFFICIAL SINGLES CHART TOP 100
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Ellie Goulding’s cover of Joni Mitchell’s River is on course to climb to Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart, currently up ten places to 1 from last Friday.
Ellie’s version of the track – released in late November - takes the 1971 Christmas folk song into the UK chart for the first time. If it holds on to the top by Friday (Dec. 27), it will earn Ellie her third UK chart-topper, following Burn (2013) and Love Me Like You Do (2015).
Elsewhere, Christmas classics continue to scale the chart: Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You lifts from 8 to 3; Pogues’ Fairytale Of New York jumps from 14 to 6; and Shakin’ Stevens’ Merry Christmas Everyone is up seven spots to 9.
Further down Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas (11); John Legend’s Happy Christmas (War Is Over) (13); Elton John’s Step Into Christmas (14); Slade’s Merry Xmas Everyone (16); Leona Lewis’s One More Sleep (19); and Ariana Grande’s Santa Tell Me (20) are all on the climb this week.
Source Official Charts Company
December 23, 2019 5:06am ET by Official Charts Company