James Masterton's Chart Watch UK

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If God has a plan to deliver us from Drake being stranded at Number One for many weeks to come, he is keeping it to himself. Meanwhile, the Greatest Showman continues to turn heads. People keep listening to it and discover that they like it. A lot.

It is time to stop being coy about it. The Greatest Showman has wound up as the phenomenon of the winter. The soundtrack is lodged at the top of the album charts as its singles continue to grow in popularity too.

Drake is still top of the singles chart, of course he is. Craig David doesn't hit the album summit but still has his biggest hit single for years. Plus, the first ever Chart Watch graph as we track the progress of an extraordinarily long-lived hit.

No Eminem single has ever lasted more than a week at Number One. He's still waiting for that to change, as in steams Drake who once again proves himself a chart force to be reckoned with. And God comes along for the ride as well.