First the album version, then the cut with Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers. Now, Taylor Swift’s acoustic cut of “Anti-Hero” keeps the pop superstar’s Midnights hit on high rotation.
Swift dropped “Anti-Hero (Acoustic Version)” last week as Americans tucked into their Thanksgiving turkey.
The impact can be felt across the Atlantic, with “Anti-Hero” in the UK heading for a sixth week at No.1.
“Anti-Hero” completed a fifth week atop the Official Charts released last Friday (November 25), and it remains in pole position on the UK’s First Look chart, which ranks singles based on sales and streams from the first 48 hours.
“Anti-Hero” has led the chart every week since its release Oct. 21. A fresh version with Bleachers, fell in Nov. 7.
In the meantime Meghan Trainor’s “Made You Look” shows strength and staying power in the UK, challenging “Anti-Hero” for the chart crown.
Trainor’s doo-wop number is the closer, lifting 3-2 on the chart blast for what would be a chart topper.
If “Made You Look” unseats “Anti-Hero,” it would be Trainor’s third lead and first in seven years; her last was the 2015 Charlie Puth collaboration “Marvin Gaye.”
As England got off to a winning start to their World Cup campaign, Baddiel, Skinner & The lightning seedsThe “Three Lions” look set to kick another goal. The former chart leader is rolling towards the top 10 with a 20-12 rise on the chart and should enjoy a boost ahead of England’s final Group B clash against Wales on Tuesday (November 29).
A holiday-themed version of the track, “Three Lions (It’s Coming Home For Christmas),” could keep the song on the charts for weeks to come.
“Three Lions” would have company, with several Christmas classics making their annual march up the chart. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (up 18-8 on the chart) and Wham’s “Last Christmas” (23-10) is set to return to the top 10. Not far behind is Ed Sheeran & Elton John “Merry Christmas,” which hit No. 1 last December and lifts 40-16 on the chart blast.
All will be revealed when the official UK Singles Chart is released on Friday (December 2).