Having been just a few hundred sales behind on the week's first midweeks on Tuesday, Island/Lava's Jessie J single Domino is now around 1,200 units ahead of Atlantic act Flo Rida's Good Feeling, according to Official Charts Company data. If Domino, which was at eight on last week's chart, does hold on until Sunday it will be her second UK chart-topper following Price Tag, which spent two weeks at number one last February.
Meanwhile, Fiction/Polydor signings The Maccabees' newly-issued Given To The Wild is currently around 3,000 sales ahead of XL act Adele's 21, which returned to number one last Sunday for a 19th week. Even if it is eventually overtaken by 21, Given To The Wild will provide a marked chart improvement on the band's first two albums with debut Colour It In reaching 24 in 2007 and follow-upW all Of Arms peaking at 13 two years later. It is the only brand new album registering anywhere in this week's Top 75 top sellers.
The Maccabees album is unusually one of six rock albums among the week so far's Top 10 titles, a tally partly explained by some heavy discounting of certain Columbia titles by iTunes and other retailers. These are headed by The Vaccines' debut Columbia album What Did You Expect From The Vaccines, which is £3.95 at iTunes and £4.99 at HMV and moves 16-4 as a result. There is similar discounting for fellow Columbia releases Velociraptor by Kasabian and Foster The People's Torches, which move 17-7 and 27-8 respectively, while lower down the Columbia-handled and discounted Wasting Light by Foo Fighters leaps 46-21. In the case of the Foster The People title the album now looks like enjoying a new chart peak, having so far reached as high as 24.
There is also a climb into the Top 10 (15-10) for Sour Marsh's Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds album, while the rock contingent is completed by Parlophone act Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto, which is the ninth top seller of the week to date having been fourth on last Sunday's chart.
The Top 10 positions are concluded by Elektra/Atlantic act Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans' dropping 2-3, Asylum/Atlantic's Ed Sheeran album + slipping 3-5 and the Columbia/Parkwood Entertainment-issued 4 by Beyonce holding in sixth place.
As Mama Do The Hump progresses 5-3 on the singles midweeks, Island act Rizzle Kicks' debut album Stereo Typical has seen its sales increase 67% week-on-week to move 24-15. Cash Money/Island's Drake album Take Care is also experiencing a big sales spike, up 35% on the week to move it on the midweeks 28-22.
In what is an equally quiet week for new releases on the singles chart, the 14th Floor/Atlantic-issued Birdy track Skinny Love, which previously peaked at 17, is showing up as a re-entry at 15 after it last week soundtracked Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter on ITV1's Dancing In Ice. It is the only entry of any kind in the midweeks, although a number of tracks are experiencing significant week-on-week sales increases, including Interscope/Polydor's Dedication To My Ex (Miss That) by Lloyd featuring Andre 3000 and Lil Wayne, up from 10-5 with a 29% sales lift. Sales of the Stranger-issued Lana Del Ray single Video Games are up 65% as it rises 26-13, while Columbia's Foster The People are not only looking at a potential first UK Top 10 album but their single Pumped Up Kicks' sales are up 31% on the week with a 41-22 midweek chart move.
The full midweek singles and albums charts are on musicweek.com.