UK songwriters David Glass and Marcus Killian are back at No 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as their co-write Whistle with Flo Rida returns to the top.
The track, which also includes credits for Justin Franks, Breyan Isaac and Antonio Mobley, moves 2-1 this week having topped the chart for seven days last month before being replaced for a fortnight by Taylor Swift's We Are Ever Getting Back Together. Brit Glass also produced the track alongside American DJ Frank E.
Whistle's reclaiming of the Hot 100 chart crown comes despite it having last week been outsold by three other cuts - the Hot 100 is a combination of sales, airplay and streaming. Swift's track leads the download listings for a third consecutive week with another 253,000 sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan, although is now down to two on the Hot 100, while Maroon 5's One More Night sold 193,000 copies to retain second place on the download chart and Fun's Some Nights rises 4-3 on the back of 163,000 sales.
On the Hot 100 Ellie Goulding's Lights continues its gentle ascent, slipping 3-4, as her album of the same name moves 87-102 on the Billboard 200. It comfortably remains the biggest hit on the Hot 100 by a UK artist, although Alex Clare's Too Close is now the second biggest, climbing 18-15 to leapfrog Cher Lloy's Want U Back, which drops 16-17. Lower down, Ed Sheeran's The A Team hits another new peak, climbing 73-69 as his album + drifts 55-58 on the Billboard 200, while Nero's Promises lifts 94-84. However, having debuted at 84 a week ago, Muse's Madness is now down 84-95.
Last week the UK retained a presence in the Billboard 200 Top 10 by the narrowest of margins with Adele's 21's dropping out after 78 weeks and One Direction's Up All Night in 10th position. It is a similar situation this week but with fortunes reversed as 21 returns to the Top 10 for a 79th non-consecutive week by progressing 12-10 and Up All Night heading exactly the opposite way - 12-10 - to spend only its second week outside the Top 10 since its US release in March.
The No 1 album on the Billboard 200is a Christian music release for the first time since LeAnn Rimes' You Light Up My Life - Inspirational Songs in 1997 and only for the third time ever. However, TobyMac achieves this with just 69,000 sales of Eyes On It, the third lowest sales for a chart-topper this year, higher than only Zac Brown Band's Uncaged 48,000 copies sold when it returned to the top at the beginning of August and the 65,000 copies shifted by John Mayer's Born And Raised during its second week at No 1 in June.
Hip-hop act Slaughterhosue start at two with Welcome To Our House after it sold 52,000 copies last week, while Trey Songz's Chapter V drops 1-3 as sales decline 69% to 41,000. The Now 43 compilation drops 3-4 with sales down 9% to 41,000, while Alanis Morrissette scores her sixth Top 10 album with Havoc And Bright Lights debuting at five. However, its 33,000 sales are less than half (70,000) that its predecessor Flavors Of Entanglement sold to debut at eight in 2008.
Maroon 5's Overexposed holds at six with sales easing 4% to 31,000, 2 Chainz's Based On A T.R.U. Story drops 2-7 with sales down 38% to 29,000 and Carrie Undetwood's Blown Away vaults 21-8 with sales up 85% to 28,000 after it was subject to a marketing campaign by iTunes, which marked it down to $6.99. Also back in the Top 10 is Fun's Some Nights, which climbs 11-9 as sales lift 3% to 25,000, while Adele's own Top 10 return with 21 came depsite weekly sales dropping 2% to 23,000.
Exactly a year ago Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV debuted at No 1 with 964,000 sales and partly as a consequence of this week's chart-topper shifting just just one-fourteenth (69,000) of that total, the albums market was a hefty 26.3% down last week on the equivalent week last week. A year ago 6.65 million albums were sold, but just 4.90 million albums last week, while week-on-week sales were down 2.8%. All that has had a further negative impact on the year-to-date tallies with 197.42 million albums having been sold so far this year, 4.4% lower than at the same stage in 2011.
Digital one-track sales were down 3.9% on the week last week and up 0.7% on the same week in 2011 at 22.59 million units, while year-to-date sales are 5.5% up on 12 months ago to 916.31 million.