Swift earns a second consecutive chart double with Midnights extends his reign on the album survey for another weekand two more tracks from it impact the singles chart’s top 10 – “Lavender Haze”, down 3-6 and “Snow on the Beach” with Lana Del Reydown 8-4.
Rihanna’s return to music is an instant hit with UK music fans as “Lift Me Up” (Def Jam), lifted from the Marvel film Black Panther: Wakanda Foreveropens at No. 3. It’s the week’s highest debut and RiRi’s highest-charting solo single in 10 years since “Diamonds” led the survey in 2012.
In the meantime Olive tree and Robin Schultz EDM tune “Miss You” (Atlantic) lifts 8-3 for a new top position, while Beyonce’s Renaissance the track “Cuff It” (Columbia/Parkwood Entertainment) jumps 11-9, and venbee & goddard’s “messy in heaven” (Columbia) lifts 14-11 for a top position in its sixth week.
Further down the list, Meghan Trainor’s “Made You Look” (Epic) cracks the top 20 for the first time, lifting 28-14, while close behind, SZA picks up his fifth UK top 20 with “Shirt” (RCA/Top Dawg), new at No.17.
Halloween has come and gone, though some spooky favorites are making their presence felt on the top 40. Ray Parker Jr The “Ghostbusters” (Arista) theme blasts to No. 32, and Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s “Monster Mash” (Themonstermash.com) returns at #38.
The highest climber on the official album chart, published in Nov. 4, belongs to a British manufacturer Peace again, with “Delilah (Pull Me Out of This)” (via Atlantic), floating 71-35. “Delilah” appears on Fred Against’s trilogy-completion LP Actual Life 3, which debuts at No. 4 on the Official UK Albums Chart this week, for a career high.