Sam & The Womp's Bom Bom could break through 100,000 sales first week on its way to the top of the UK singles chart this weekend.
The One More Tune/Stiff single via Warner Bros had already sold nearly 80,000 copies by the end of business on Thursday, according to the Official Charts Company, and now has two days to go to try to reach six figures. Its sales at this stage of the week are almost double that of closest rival How We Do(Party) by Columbia/Roc Nation's Rita Ora, which debuted at No 1 last Sunday, while another One More Tune release - Heatwave by Wiley featuring Ms D - is third.
While Virgin act Emeli Sande's Our Version Of Events drifts 3-4 in the week to date, there are two brand new releases just below it: Mercury act Tayor Swift's We Are Ever Ever Getting Back, which moved 72-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, and 4th & Broadway/Island act Devlin's (All Along The) Watchtower featuring Ed Sheeran.
On artist albums Virgn act Emeli Sande's Our Version Of Events has moved further ahead of the new set from Bloc Party as it looks to secure a second consecutve week at No1 and fifth in total. The Bloc Party album Four, their first for French Kiss/Cooperative Music, is just a few hundred sales ahead at this point in the week of RCA artist Paloma Faith's Fall To Grace in third place, while The Darkness's first PIAS Recordigs album Hot Cakes appears as a new entry at four. Jessie Ware's newly-issued Island/PMR debut Devotion is fifth, while there are new arrivas in seventh and eighth places from Atlantic's Trey Songz and RCA's Aiden Grimshaw respectively.
The full midweek singles and albums charts are on musicweek.com.