James Masterton's Chart Watch UK

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Yay! The Wall Of Sheeran collapses and everything moves around a bit, lifting Dominic Fike into the Top 3 at long last. Boo! There's only one new entry. And surprisingly it isn't Katy Perry.

That "first look" chart at the weekend? It lied to you in a way. The single we expected to top the charts actually didn't and even fell short of penetrating the Wall Of Sheeran. But a week with a new Ari single is still better than one without, surely.

"The needle returns to the start of the song, and we all sing along like before" sang Del Amitri almost 30 years ago (ask your mum). It was almost as if they had predicted the streaming era of the charts, as the same songs come around over and over again. A Top 40 without a single new entry, although we still get to celebrate some new stuff.

It is the week of resets. Shawn and Camila reset at the top of the charts. Ed's old Number One resets back. And Billie Eilish has her ACR reset which is less painful than it sounds. Especially when it pings you straight back into the Top 10.

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