Florence + The Machine's Spectrum is on course to become only the third single this year to spend more than two weeks at No 1 as it continues to hold off Maroon 5's Payphone.
The Island track had reached 46,000 sales by the end of business on Thursday, according to the Official Charts Company, around 10,000 copies ahead of Interscope/Polydor's Payphone featuring Wiz Khalifa in second place. Virgin act Conor Maynard's second single Vegas Girl is registering as a new entry at three with Warner Bros act Stooshe's Black Heart climbing 5-4 and the Atlantic track Whistle by Flo Rida rising 6-5. The RCA-handled Brokenhearted by Karmin is new at 9.
On albums the EMI TV/UMTV compilation Now! 82 is rapidly heading towards 200,000 sales in its first week of release, hitting the 188,000 mark by the end of Thursday, while 679/Atlantic's Plan B is set for an instant No 1 on the artist albums listings with the soundtrack to Ill Manors. Three other brand new albums are immediately below it: Mercury act Gaslight Anthem's Handwritten in second place, the RCA retrospective Dance Again - The Hits by Jennifer Lopez at 3 and Joss Stone's Warner Bros debut The Soul Aessions - Vol 2 at 4. A&M/Octone/Polydor's Maroon 5 complete the top five sellers with Overexposed falling 2-5 at this stage of the week, while Elton John and Pnau's Mercury pairing Good Morning To The Night now looks like retaining its Top 10 status on this coming Sunday's final chart, having dropped 1-12 on midweek listings earlier this week. It is currently the eighth biggest artist album of the week.
The full midweek singles and albums charrts are on musicweek.com.