Drake surprised last Friday (June 17) with the release of honestly it doesn’t matter (OVO/Records of the Republic). Now the Foals can surprise by defeating Drake for the UK chart title.
Foals’ seventh studio album The life is yours (Warner Records) reigns supreme on the midweek chart, leading Drake’s latest by 6,000 chart units, reports the OCC.
If Foals maintains its momentum when the weekly chart is published this Friday (June 24), it will mark the Oxford-based guitar band’s second leader after 2019. All That Is Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2.
If Drizzy turns on the afterburners in the second half of the graph cycle, honestly it doesn’t matter would give the Canadian rapper a fifth UK top spot.
Meanwhile, Smile, a British “supergroup” with Radiohead members Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner, could enter the Top 5 for the first time with A light to attract attention (XL recordings).
The LP debuted at No. 19 earlier in the year and climbs to a new peak of No. 3 on the Official Chart Update thanks to its release in physical formats.
Further down the charts explosion, a 50th anniversary reissue of David Bowie’s album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (Parlophone) shoots up to #7, just two places below its peak position.
Also eyeing the Top 10 is For all our days that tear the heart apart (EMI), the collaborative album by Oscar-nominated Irish actress and singer Jessie Buckley and former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler. It’s new at #9.
Finally, Kate Bush is still climbing the charts. Thanks to an elevator provided by the fourth season of Weird stuffwho synced her 1985 classic song “Running Up That Hill” (via Fish People), the English singer’s greatest hits collection. the whole story (Rhino) can improve 24-18, for his highest position of the year so far.
the whole story contains, of course, “Running Up That Hill”, which reached number one on the Official UK Singles Chart last Friday, setting a string of records in the process. Based on midweek data, “Running” is on track for a second week at the top of the official UK singles chart.