Taylor Swift beats The Beatles to score UK chart double for second week

Taylor Swift has beaten The Beatles record to the top of the UK charts, scoring the chart double for a second week in a row.

The US artist held off the challenge of Arctic Monkeys last Friday (October 28) to reach the top spot, with new album ‘Midnights’ becoming the fastest-selling album of the year so far in the UK. In the US meanwhile, she became the first act in history to land 10 tracks in the US Hot 100 song chart.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Taylor Swift would be challenged by The Beatles’ reissue of their classic album ‘Revolver’ for the top spot, but she has held on to remain at Number One on the album charts, with the song ‘Anti-Hero’ also scoring a second week at the top of the singles chart.

Other new entries in the chart include Michael Ball and Alfie Boe‘s ‘Together In Vegas’ is at number three, Fred again..‘s ‘Actual Life 3’ is at four and Arctic Monkeys‘ ‘The Car’ rounds out the top five.

Taylor becomes the second artist of 2022 to extend her reign over both the Official Albums and Singles Charts into a second week, after Harry Styles achieved such success with Harry’s House and As It Was respectively earlier this year.

Rihanna’s eagerly-anticipated return to music provides this week’s highest new entry; her first Top 5 single in five years, Lift Me Up debuts at Number 3. Taken from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack. Famed for her prolific collaborations, Lift Me Up marks the Barbadian’s highest placing solo single on the Official Chart in a decade, since 2012’s chart-topping Diamonds.

Lewis Capaldi’s former Number 1 Forget Me lifts two spots back into the Top 5 (4), while Oliver Tree and Robin Schulz’s unstoppable EDM anthem Miss You jumps three to reach new highs this week (5).

Beyoncé’s latest smash CUFF IT rebounds two back into the Top 10 today (9), as venbee & goddard. score a brand-new peak with messy in heaven in its sixth week on chart (11).

Meghan Trainor’s return to her doo-wop roots is paying dividends, as viral hit Made You Look leaps 14 into the Top 20 for the first time (14). Read our exclusive interview with Meghan here. At Number 17, SZA returns with Shirt, her fifth Top 20 hit in the UK.

Australian singer-songwriter Dean Lewis sees heart-wrenching ballad How Do I Say Goodbye jump 8 to a brand-new peak (23), while Dermot Kennedy’s Kiss Me ascends to new highs in its ninth week on chart (28).

The Halloween effect sees some spooky classics return to the chart as Ray Parker Jr’s Ghostbusters re-enters the Top 40 (32), and Bobby Boris Pickett’s Monster Mash also makes a reappearance (38).

Joel Corry and Tom Grennan’s euphoric EDM collab Lionheart (Fearless) climbs four to a new peak this week (33).

The highest climber of the week comes courtesy of Fred again..’s delilah (pull me out of this), vaulting an incredible 36 spots to break the Top 40 for the first time (35).

Finally, the late Juice Wrld’s new posthumous single In My Head makes its debut on the Official Singles Chart at Number 40, becoming his 13th Top 40 song.

Yesterday (November 4), Swift added eight extra shows to her recently announced ‘The Eras Tour’ – see the new dates below and buy tickets here. The tour will run throughout next summer and feature a host of special guests including Paramore, beabadoobee, Phoebe Bridgers, girl in red, MUNA, Haim, Gayle, Gracie Abrams and Owenn.

MARCH 2023
18 – State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
25 – Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada

APRIL 2023
1 – AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
2 – AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
14 – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida (new show)

15 – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
22 – NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
28 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
29 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

MAY 2023
5 – Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
6 – Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
12 – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
13 – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
14 – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

19 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
20 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
21 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

26 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
27 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
28 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

JUNE 2023
2 – Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois 
3 – Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
10 – Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
17 – Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
24 – U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

JULY 2023
1 – Paycor Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
8 – GEHA Field at Arrrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
15 – Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
22 – Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington
23 – Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington
28 – Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California

29 – Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California

3 – SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, California
4 – SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, California
5 – SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, California


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