For the fifth week in a row, Ariana Grande leads the U.K. singles chart, though that tenure at the top has not all been thanks to one song. In fact, the British public continues to change which one of her singles runs the show, with this frame being no exception.
Grande’s previous single “7 Rings” returns to the throne this week after stepping down last time around to allow a new cut to debut at No. 1. “7 Rings,” the second single from her new No. 1 album Thank U, Next, has now ruled for four nonconsecutive turns. Last week’s incoming champion, Grande’s “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored,” slips to second place after starting at No. 1, becoming her third consecutive song to do so in the U.K.
Steady in third is Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved,” which is by far the biggest success of his career. Behind the singer-songwriter comes Calvin Harris and Rag’N’Bone Man’s “Giant,” which climbs to No. 4 once again. Up-and-coming singer Mabel’s “Don’t Call Me Up” holds at its No. 5 peak, while Sam Smith and former Fifth Harmony vocalist Normani’s “Dancing With A Stranger” slides down to No. 6.
Post Malone’s “Wow.” is a non-mover at No. 7, and it lands just ahead of Billie Eilish’s “Bury a Friend” at No. 8, which just recently became her first top 10 in the U.K. Two slots down, former No. 1 smash “Sweet But Psycho” returns to the highest tier, ranking at No. 10.
The sole new entry this time around comes from U.K.-based hip-hop group NSG, who see their new cut “Options” rise into the top 10 for the first time, giving them their first such success. The song, which features fellow musician Tion Wayne, has been climbing for several weeks now, and this time around, it advances to No. 9.