Pink Floyd on Track For Rare appears in UK Top 40 – Billboard

LF System is chasing its third week at the top of the UK singles chart, while Pink Floyd aims to break into the Top 20 for the first time in 42 years.

“Hey, Hey, Arise!” (Rhino), Pink Floyd’s first new original since 1994 Division Bell album, which peaked at number 49 in April following its digital-only release.

Now, after rolling out physical copies, the track has risen to number 18 in the First Look survey, ranking singles based on sales and streaming activity in the early stages. of the week’s rankings.


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If the momentum continues, Pink Floyd will feature in the Top 20 for the first time since “Brick In The Wall” topped the chart in 1979, their only UK champion.

The last time prog-rock legends broke into the UK Top 40 was in 1994 with “High Hopes / Keep Talking”, which peaked at number 26.

The new release aims to support the Ukrainian people amid the ongoing gratuitous war launched by Russian dictator Vladimir Putin in February. It features Floyd’s David Gilmour (guitar/vocals) and Nick Mason (drums), along with longtime bassists Guy Pratt and Nitin Sawhney on keyboards, as well as guest vocals by Ukrainian band Andriy Khlyvnyuk Boombox.

Meanwhile, “Crazy What Love Can Do” by David Guetta, Becky Hill and Ella Henderson continued to rise in the rankings. The dance is on track to make its first Top 5 appearance, after Hill performed it last week on the UK reality TV series, Love Island. “Crazy” is up 8-4 on the chart.

Henderson is also set to make a second Top 10 appearance with “21 Reasons,” her collaboration with Nathan Dawe, rising 10-9 on the chart.

The official UK Singles Chart is released late Friday, local time. Pink Floyd on Track For Rare appears in UK Top 40 – Billboard

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