The 4th & Broadway/Island single was showing as a new entry down in 11th place on the first sales flashes of the week announced on Tuesday, but by the end of trading on Thursday it had progressed to be the week's third biggest single behind Atlantic's Good Feeling by Flo Rida and Parlophone act Coldplay's Paradise.
Troublemaker is currently little more than 1,000 sales behind Paradise, while Good Feeling leads the market by around 8,400 units. Singles by Island acts Avicii (Levels) and Rizzle Kicks (Mama Do The Hump) have moved 12-4 and 10-5 respectively in the week so far.
Adele's second XL album 21 remains a strong bet to return to the top of the artist albums chart on Sunday and make it 19 weeks at number one in all, the most for any album since Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water spent 33 weeks in charge of the chart between 1970 and 1971. Bruno Mars' Elektra/Atlantic debut Doo-Wops & Hooligans retains second place, Asylum/Atlantic act Ed Sheeran is third with + having returned to number one last Sunday and Parlophone's Coldplay album Mylo Xyloto (3-4) and Island's Amy Winehouse album Lioness - Hidden Treasures (5-5) complete the top five.
The full midweek singles and albums charts are on musicweek.com.