Doja Cat holds off a hattrick of hot Olivia Rodrigo numbers for a second week at No. 1 in the U.K. with “Paint The Town Red” (via Ministry of Sound).
The leader at the midweek stage, “Paint The Town Red” completes the cycle as the most-streamed track in the country for a second consecutive week, the Official Charts Company reports.
As Rodrigo scores her second albums chart title, with Guts (via Geffen), three songs from it spill on up the U.K. singles chart.
Former chart-topper “Vampire” is up 3-2, while “Bad Idea Right” soars 12-3, for a new peak position. Also, Rodrigo owns the highest new entry on the latest Official U.K. Singles Chart, published Sept. 15, as “Get Him Back” bows at No. 7, for her seventh U.K. top 10.
Also heading north on the weekly tally is Fred Again and Obongjayar’s “Adore U” (Atlantic) up 9-4; Cassö, RAYE & D-Block Europe’s “Prada” (Ministry of Sound) up 7-5; newcomer Kenya Grace’s viral number “Strangers” (FFRR), up 20-12 in its second week; and Troye Sivan’s “Rush” (Polydor) up 22-21.
BTS member V bags his first solo singles chart top 40 entry with “Slow Dancing” (BigHit Entertainment), from his solo debut LP Layover. It’s new at No. 24. As a member of BTS, V has an additional nine top 40 appearances, with three of those songs reaching No. 3.
Leigh-Anne enjoys a top 40 debut with “My Love” (Warner Records) featuring Ayra Starr. It’s new at No. 28 for both artist’s second top 40 appearance.
Meanwhile, the Rolling Stones’ roll into the chart once more. “Angry,” lifted from the legendary rock band’s forthcoming album Hackney Diamonds, is new at No. 34. The Rock And Roll Hall of Famers now boast 44 top 40 hits in their homeland, across a career spanning more than 60 years.
Finally, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion crack the top 40 with their latest collaboration “Bongos” (Atlantic), new at No. 35. It’s the followup to the U.S. rappers’ controversial hit from 2020 “WAP,” which spent three weeks at No. 1. “Bongos” is Cardi’s 14th and Megan’s fifth U.K. top 40.