It’s official: LF System summer hit “Afraid To Feel” (Warner Records) has the UK’s longest unbroken run at No.1 this year.
The disco pounder goes eight weeks in a row at No. 1 on Official UK Singles Chartsthat eclipses the seven-week reign Encanto’s “We’re not talking about Bruno” in early 2022.
“Afraid To Feel” is the market’s most streamed track with an additional 4.6 million spins, extending its lead as the longest-running No. 1 dance of the decade, the OCC reports.
Holding onto No. 2 is DJ Eliza Rose and the Interplanetary Criminals’ “BOTA (Baddest Of Them All)” (via Rosebud) while OneRepublic’s Top Gun: Maverick tie-in ”I Ain’t Worried” (Interscope) lifts 6-5 for a new top.
The highest debut on the chart released in August. 26 belongs to Aitchas “Close To Home” starts at No. 7. The title track from his debut LP, which starts at No. 2 on Official UK Album Chart“Close To Home” is the Manchester rapper’s seventh UK top 10 single.
Nicki Minaj scores his 14th UK top 10 appearance with “Super Freaky Girl” (Warner Records) with 15-10, while Australian DJ and producer Luude is on the brink of another top 10 with the drum ‘n’ bass tune “Big City Life” (Warner Records) with Mattafix lifting 16-11.
Finally K-pop stars Black pink enjoy a seventh UK Top 40 splash with “Pink Venom” (Interscope), lifted from their forthcoming second album Born Pink. It’s new at No. 22.